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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 18 October, 2017.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
After the hysteria that followed the arrest of Nigeria's 'Billionaire Kidnapper', Chukwudidumeme Onuamadike, better known as 'Evans', and after several weeks of interrogations and further investigation, he has been arraigned on a two-count charge of kidnapping and conspiracy. He pleaded guilty to both counts. However, the circumstances leading to his arraignment and his plea ofRead MoreThe post Evans: A begging example appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Governors demand release of more Paris Club refund President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the growing agitation in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government. The President spoke when he received a group of governors led by Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) Chairman AbdulAziz Yari at the State HouseRead MoreThe post Buhari frowns at states' inability to pay workers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and two others, who stood surety for Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu to account for his whereabouts. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order at the resumed trial of Kanu and three others yesterday when his (Kanus) lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor could notRead MoreThe post Court orders Abaribe to produce Kanu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Senate Ad Hoc Committee probing the $25billion transactions by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is under pressure to drop the enquiry, The Nation has learnt. Some prominent citizens have been asking committee Chairman Aliyu Wammako to either stay action on the probe or work towards a soft-landing investigation and report. Others, who areRead MoreThe post Pressure on Senate panel to drop $25b contracts probe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
I cant help your party, says ex-president 'Caretaker chairman snubs Ogun party members PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Chairman Senator Ahmed Makarfi yesterday held a private meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ostensibly to seek his help in rebuilding and rejuvenating the crisis-ridden party. But according to sources, the outcome of the hour-long meetingRead MoreThe post Obasanjo: I'm done with PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
APC stalwart hails Alaafin All Progressives Congress (APC) Stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Oodua Peoples Congress Leader Gani Adams on his appointment as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. He also hailed the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, for picking another nominee for the prestigious title 19 years after theRead MoreThe post Gani Adams deserves Are Ona Kakanfo title, says Tinubu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Parents rush to withdraw children from schools in Ondo There was panic yesterday among parents of school children in Akure, Ondo State capital, as rumours spread that some pupils had died after they were given suspected deadly vaccine by unidentified soldiers. Many parents withdrew their children from schools before closing hours but were resistedRead MoreThe post Parents withdraw kids from schools in Ondo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Bi-Courtney Chairman Dr. Wale Babalakin, in a paper yesterday at the annual public lecture of the Government College, Ibadan Old Boys' Association, speaks on why the Constitution should be amended to place emphasis on wealth generation and collective wealth creation, among others. Our Constitution, that is the 1999 Constitution,Read MoreThe post ' Constitution should be amended to emphasise revenue generation' appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A Federal High Court in Enugu has remanded a cleric, Bishop Ginika Obi, in Enugu Maximum Prison. He was arraigned on 82-count charge of Advance Fee Fraud. The clergyman was arrested by the police for his alleged nefarious activities. Obi pleaded not guilty. Justice A. Liman granted him bail at N50million with two sureties, whoRead MoreThe post Bishop remanded for alleged fraud appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested Mr. Sunday Uko Akpan for allegedly killing his wife, Mrs. Martha Sunday Uko, aged 35. Akpan, said to be an elder at the Light of the World Mission Church, Oron Road, Uyo, was alleged to have murdered his wife on October 11 after a disagreement. A statement byRead MoreThe post Police nab church elder for allegedly killing wife appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members not to make the mistake of electing wrong National Working Committee (NWC) members at the December convention. Jonathan spoke when he received an aspirant for the partys national chairmanship position, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, in his residence in Abuja yesterday. He cautioned that the partyRead MoreThe post Jonathan urges PDP members to elect better chairman, publicity secretary appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged the Federal Government to invest more in the education of youths, especially the girl child, to enable them harness their potential and reap demographic dividends. Dr Natalia Kanem, the new Executive Director, UNFPA, made the call at a media briefing on Tuesday in Abuja. Kanem said that theyRead MoreThe post UNFPA tasks FG on girl child education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed University of Petroleum Resources Bill with a pledge to continue to support the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region. The President made the pledge while signing bill to establish University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta into law at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read: Igbo not marginalised in cabinetRead MoreThe post Buhari signs University of Petroleum Resources Bill appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Lagos State University (LASU) on Tuesday said it had closed admission of students for the 2017/2018 academic session following last week's shortlisting of 3,500 successful candidates. Mr Adekoya Martins, the LASU Acting Head, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations of the institution, disclosed this in Lagos. 'The management hereby informs all candidates whoRead MoreThe post We have closed admission LASU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Seeks FGs nod to recruit more lecturers Federal University of Agriculture ( FUNAAB ), Abeokuta, has produced 203 First Class graduates and 2,878 others that made the Second Class Upper Division category between 2013 and 2016. The University added that a total of 1, 442 PhD, Masters and Postgraduate Diploma were produced within theRead MoreThe post FUNAAB produces 203 First Class graduates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Workers under the Joint Action Committee ( JAC ) of four trade unions of the Federal University, Otuoke ( FUO ), Bayelsa State, yesterday, commenced a five-day warning strike following allegations that the management of the school and the governing council were insensitive to their plight. The JAC, which undertook the action consisted of theRead MoreThe post Lecturers, others begin warning strike in Otuoke varsity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Kogi Poly student kidnapped, N10m ransom demanded
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A student of the Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja, Miss Adetutu Adebanjo has been kidnapped. Adebanjo, a Higher National Diploma II (HND) student in the Department of Office Technology Management, was kidnapped last Friday, along the Itakpe-Lokoja-Okene road while on her way to her hometown in Ogun State. The victim according to a source has justRead MoreThe post Kogi Poly student kidnapped, N10m ransom demanded appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has spent $5.4 billion to grow and develop Nigerian content. Speaking during a two-day workshop for NAOC SMEs Vendors yesterday, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, its Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Massimo Insulla, said the oil major spent the money over the last six years adding that theRead MoreThe post Agip spends $5.4b on Nigerian content appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Promoters of the proposed Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) have launched a private placement to raise N500 million initial capital for the takeoff of the new Exchange. At a meeting in Lagos yesterday, promoters of the new Exchange under the aegis of the Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria (ASHON) endorsed the N500 millionRead MoreThe post Commodities Exchange seeks N500m initial capital appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Global Accelerex, a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) licensed and fully certified Payment Terminal Service Provider (PTSP) has launched Nexgo G2, an innovative point of sale (PoS) terminal into the electronic payment ecosystem. The new electronic payment system combines portability with efficiency, durability and high operational speed. While unveiling the product at the just concludedRead MoreThe post Global Accelerex unveils PoS terminal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Despite the adverse effects of recession on businesses in the country last year, Pension fund assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) hit N7..094 trillion as at August 31, 2017 from the N5.904 trillion recorded in the same period of 2016. This represents a remarkable growth when compared with the amount recorded in August, 2016.Read MoreThe post Pension fund hits N7.094tr appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Small entrepreneurs believe the economy can grow faster if the government promotes clustering and mini industrial zones where they will be exposed to shared infrastructure, DANIEL ESSIET reports. A graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Frederick Nwokeleme, is the founder of Jubilant Family Industries Limited- a Lagos based manufacturer of personal and bodyRead MoreThe post Wanted: industrial clusters to enhance small-scale manufacturing appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
There is something unseemly, flagrantly unethical even, in the way beat reporters carry out their work Their remit is to report comprehensively and insightfully on a given turf, the policy domain, the persons who shape and the persons who execute policy, as well as performance and constraints, the goal being to help the public haveRead MoreThe post Watchdogs or cheerleaders' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Managing Director, Jaiz Bank Plc, Mr Hassan Usman, has advised the Federal Government to devise a regular Sukuk issuance programme to secure much-needed capital to boost infrastructural development and end the menace of abandoned projects. The Federal Government recently successfully floated its first sovereign Sukuk bond, raising N105 billion, N5 billion oversubscription on the initialRead MoreThe post Jaiz Bank's MD canvasses more Sukuk bonds appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye In the history of mankind, war has brought more destruction than development but such could not be said of the aviation industry. By the end of World War II, there was more improvement to the aviation sector of the world economy. Many Countries and capitals had built their own airports. CivilRead MoreThe post Air Transportation in a Developing Economy; the Ondo State Example appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Current state of the clinic belittles the country The first lady, Aisha Buhari, has upbraided the management of State House Clinic for not having basic medical equipment and supplies. The first lady was frank in her assessment of the clinic: 'Few weeks ago, I was sick. They advised me to take the first flight outRead MoreThe post Aso Clinic without syringe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Ministry of Finance are collaborating to ensure that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 0.55 per cent which brought the country out of recession is sustained. Raising the government's revenue base through taxation and sustaining banking sector stability through strong regulations are key in keeping theRead MoreThe post Finance Ministry, CBN chart way forward for economy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
In the rarefied cosmology of deities, the strangest of stuff does happen. In fact, that metaphysical world may well be described as the realm of the unexpected. Even Lucifer upped one day, acted up and was felled from the celestial heights! A benign god today could morph into the most malevolent tomorrow perhaps to achieveRead MoreThe post Of Owelle, Zuma and Prometheus appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
CR Services (Credit Bureau) Plc, Nigeria's pioneer credit bureau operator, plans to raise N503.15 million in new equity funds to strengthen its operations. CR Services will be raising the new equity funds through a combined rights issue of ordinary and preference shares. A document obtained by The Nation indicated that the company will be offeringRead MoreThe post Nigeria's pioneer credit bureau to float N503m rights issues appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority ( NPA) Ms Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated the commitment of the agency to harnessing the potential and improve the patronage of Delta Ports to boost government revenue. Addressing over 300 stakeholders in Warri yesterday, Ms Usman assured the stakeholders and the operators that the agency will do everythingRead MoreThe post NPA to increase activities at Delta ports appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Federal Government is looking to boost agricultural exports to earn more hard currency, and aims to cut imports of rice and wheat which together cost it almost $4 billion a year, Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh has said. Nigeria emerged from recession in the second quarter as oil revenues rose, but growth was sluggish. TheRead MoreThe post Ogbe: food exports'll boost forex earnings appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Senate Deputy Minority Whip Biodun Olujimi has emphasised the need for reconciliation in Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mrs. Olujimi stressed that nobody can intimidate her out of the party and that her ambition to contest the 2018 poll on the platform of the party was still intact. The senator representing Ekiti South inRead MoreThe post 'Divided Ekiti Pdp can't win governorship poll' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has endorsed his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola from Ikere-Ekiti, as his successor. But, some interest groups in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, are weighing options to realise their dream of producing the governor. ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA reports. On October 4, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, rolledRead MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: How Ado agenda 'll shape governorship race appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members not to make the mistake of making wrong choice of National Working Committee (NWC) members at the December convention. Jonathan gave the advice when he received an aspirant for the party's national chairmanship position, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, in his residence in Abuja onRead MoreThe post Jonathan advises PDP not to elect wrong chairman appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to stand for re-election in 2019 because he remains the only credible person with capacity to deliver up to 2023. The governor stated this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, onRead MoreThe post Buhari remains only credible candidate for 2019 Presidential election appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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