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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 OCTOBER, 2017].

Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 19 October, 2017.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
States are not begging the Federal Government for money, but asking to be paid the Paris Club refund, which is their entitlement, a governor said yesterday. Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar said the Presidents statement to the governors at a meeting on Tuesday was part of his usual concern for the plight of workers. HeRead MoreThe post Governors: Paris Club refund is right of states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Parents in Omu-Aran and Ilofa, in Irepodun and Oke-Ero local government areas of Kwara State yesterday withdrew their children from schools following rumours of deadly vaccination. The parents besieged the schools as early as 9 am, as rumours spread that vaccination teams, accompanied by soldiers, were in town. It was gathered that some schools lockedRead MoreThe post More parents panic over rumoured vaccination appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris yesterday castigated police officers for being careless to the extent that they are kidnapped. He described as embarrassing and annoying the recent kidnap of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Sarkin Pawa in Niger State. Superintendent of Police (SP) Amos Aliyu was on Sunday abducted near hisRead MoreThe post Kidnapping of policemen embarrassing, says IG appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of 14 houses in choice areas of Abuja. They are believed to be owned by former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Bala Mohammed and his son, Shamsuddeen. The judge gave the order yesterday while ruling on an ex-parteRead MoreThe post Court orders interim forfeiture of ex-minister's 14 houses appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Succour has come the way of police officers who served in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Civil War as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to those who were granted presidential pardon in 2000. The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) yesterday announced that about 162 of such retired policeRead MoreThe post Buhari approves payment of pension to retired Biafran police officers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
THE House of Representatives said yesterday that officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) should bear arms in a bid to effectively carry out their responsibilities of saving lives. The Green Chamber noted the increasing cases of violent attacks, harassment and intimidation of personnel and officers of the FRSC by highly placed individuals, motoristsRead MoreThe post Reps want FRSC officers to bear arms appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Senators yesterday directed two commercial banks to unfreeze some accounts belonging to companies linked to former First Lady Patience Jonathan. The accounts, domiciled with Zenith Bank, Stanbic IBTC and others, were said to have been frozen on the orders of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The senators, at a hearing by the committeeRead MoreThe post Senators to banks: release Jonathans wifes cash appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
MINISTER of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has said one in every 11 adults has diabetes and up to half of these are not diagnosed. He spoke at a one-day Sanofi Diabetes Summit, themed: Diabetes: New management trends towards improving outcomes. Adewole, who was represented by the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos University Teaching HospitalRead MoreThe post One in every 11 Nigerian adults is diabetic, says health minister appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday met with Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Maikanti Baru. Both of them are at daggers drawn over the allegation by the minister that the NNPC GMD authorised $25 billion contracts without following due process. He alsoRead MoreThe post Osinbajo meets Kachikwu, Baru at Aso Villa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Nigerias foremost energy solutions company Aiteo Group has signed a partnership agreement with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on the sponsorship of its annual award event, the CAF Awards. The award is a yearly event is organised to honour footballers and individuals who excelled in various departments of the game. It brings together thoseRead MoreThe post Oil major Aiteo Group becomes title sponsor of CAF Awards appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Healthy lifestyles canboost life, the Director, Women and Gender Affairs, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Abuja, Mrs. Annetu-Anne Aliu, has said. She spoke at the kick-off of the Power Oil Healthy Heart Mission project in Abuja. She said a recent study found that four bad behaviours'smoking, too much alcohol, non-exercise, and non-eatingRead MoreThe post Expert: healthy lifestyles lead to long life appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Monkey virus and monkey pox are the latest health issues in Nigeria. Ebola fever, with its potential to depopulate nations as the Black plague which wiped out about 30-60 percent (75-200 million) of Europes population between 1346 and 1353, is long forgotten now. So is HIV/AIDS which once caused a stir. Cancer is still onRead MoreThe post Monkey virus, polio vaccine, cancer, immunity, herbs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
When last did you fast' Do you know fasting has many benefits' Fasting has been described as the oldest therapy with many benefits. According to a researcher at the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Mrs Chinyere Nwokeke, the benefits of fasting include anti-aging effects, better attitude,Read MoreThe post 'Fast has many benefits' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Kwara Government sys the ongoing Reactive Vaccination in Ifelodun Local Government Area and other neighbouring communities is to prevent the spread of Yellow Fever. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Atolagbe Alege, made this known in a signed statement on Wednesday in Ilorin. Alege explained that the vaccination exercise has no connection with theRead MoreThe post Ongoing vaccination to prevent Yellow Fever ' Kwara Govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control ( NAFDAC ) said on Tuesday in Osogbo that it would continue to safeguard public health in the country. The South-West Coordinator of the agency, Mrs Ayeduni Adenuga, made the pledge when he received operational vehicle donated to the agency by the Osun Chapter ofRead MoreThe post NAFDAC will continue to safeguard public health appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Monkey pox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded, Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has said. Adewole made the disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). President Muhammadu Buhari chaired the meetingRead MoreThe post Monkey Pox cases increase to 74 in 11 states FG appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Teachers training colleges are back at least in Niger State where 274 students have been enrolled into a new institute that will prepare them for the teaching profession at no cost to them, reports JUSTINA ASISHANA from Minna. The falling quality of education in public schools across the country is a source of concernRead MoreThe post New institute to groom would-be teachers in Niger appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
It was a glorious end to a rigorous selection process for Mr Felix Udochukwu Ariguzo, who was named the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year at the grand finale held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, last Thursday. Ariguzo, who teaches Physics and Chemistry at the Mastercare International School, Asaba, beat 26 other state championsRead MoreThe post Delta produces Maltina Teacher of the Year appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
An alumnus of the University of Lagos and Chairman Inducon Nigeria Limited, Dr. John Abebe has urged Nigerians on the higher rungs of the social ladder to reach out to the less-privileged by contributing to their emancipation and the nation's development. Abebe, a former President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, was one of the recipientsRead MoreThe post UNILAG alumnus seeks social impact appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education Student Union (AOCOEDSU), has again applauded Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. With Ambode in the saddle, the students are happy that security in the state-owned tertiary institutions has improved. They also appreciate the 'Ready- set-work' initiative, employment opportunities for youths in the state, construction of roads, particularly in low scaleRead MoreThe post Rebuild our secretariat now, AOCOED -SU begs Ambode appeared first on The N 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The National Coordinator, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Olokun Festival Foundation, Otunba Gani Adams, has said investment in the education of children and usage of mother tongue is the panacea to quick development of the nation. According to him, Nigeria started to retrogress when its languages got relegated to the background, with the favourable useRead MoreThe post Gani Adams advocates use of local languages appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Proprietor, Victory Group of Schools, Chief Christian Francis Olaniyan, has urged government at all levels to appreciate teachers for the roles they play. Speaking during the school's first Teachers' Day celebration Thursday, last week at Victory Hall, Ikeja, Olaniran described teachers as pillars of development. 'Governments at all levels should appreciate the positive hardRead MoreThe post Proprietor urges govt to value teachers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
It was excitement galore at the 2017 Worlds Teachers Day programme of Mind Builders School, Lagos as three teachers were rewarded with plots of land for their commitment. The lucky teachers, Mr Gbenga Abatan, Mr Oluwaseyi Alabi and Mr Adekunle Babagbohun, were rewarded with a plot of land each at the Mind Builders Housing EstateRead MoreThe post Mind Builders rewards teachers with land appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
A new variant of tomatoes named Eva F1 has been introduced into Nigeria, courtesy of a collaborative effort between the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT) and the Teaching and Research Farm (TRF) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The Eva F1 Tomato is a variety five times bigger in size than theRead MoreThe post FUTA grows bigger tomato variant appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Federal Government on Monday said efforts were underway to accord teachers special status in the society. Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah, disclosed this to reporters in an interview in his office in Abuja 27 days after returning from the U.S. for medical treatment. Anwukah said he has prepared a memo thatRead MoreThe post Special treatment for teachers soon, says Fed Govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
I had deliberately told myself when Governor Udom Emmanuel assumed office that the number one index I will use in judging his performance and impact in office will be the strategic interventions and policies he brings to the Akwa Ibom state education sector. The reason is simple: before his foray into Public service, Emmanuel satRead MoreThe post Education in Akwa Ibom State and Emmanuel's big bets! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Medical students of the Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri disrupted activities on the campus and the school's Teaching Hospital, last Monday, to protest the management's inability to get their programmes accredited, after three failed attempts. Most of the students have spent 10 years studying a six-year course. FRANKLIN ONWUBIKO reports. How long should itRead MoreThe post 'No accreditation, no lecture' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA) in Ondo State has held its maiden sports event, 30 years after it was established. ENIOLA OLURANKINSE reports. It was the first sporting event at the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA) in Ondo State, 30 years after the school was established. The excitement could be seen onRead MoreThe post Excitement as college holds first games in decades appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
An orphan, Oladele Temitope Grace, 25, has emerged theover all best graduating student of Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, at its first combined convocation and 11th anniversary. Grace, who gave way to tears during her speech, lamenting that her parents were not alive to witness her graduation, made the distinction category with a CumulativeRead MoreThe post Orphan is best graduating student at OGITECH appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Two hundred students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) are to undergo six days of coaching with international trainers courtesy of Lufthansa Group and Help Alliance. Lufthansa is bringing its internationally-acclaimed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, 'Impact Week 2017', to Nigeria between October 20 and 26. During the programme, the participants will learn to developRead MoreThe post Lufthansa partners UNILAG for Youth Impact Week appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
THE Information and Communication Technology (ICT) University, United States has donated a digital library to the Federal College of Education (FCE), Eha-Amufu in Enugu State. The e-library has over 1.2 million educational materials in various academic fields, including journals of national and international standards. Speaking during its inauguration, the varsity's Board of Trustees President, ProfRead MoreThe post U.S. varsity donates digital library to Enugu college appeared first on The 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Android technology and Smartphone's have seen an impressive growth in recent years. The reason is not farfetched; Android is so easy to use, it's special and intuitive, so there is no surprise that more and more people prefer it. However, there are still issues when we expected the less. For example, there have been numerousRead MoreThe post The sleep of death appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the government alone cannot sustain funding of universities or even keep them at their current levels due to its dwindling revenue. He spoke at the 'Distinguished Alumni Awards and Celebration of UNILAG at 55'' organised by the University of Lagos Alumni Association at Oriental Hotel, Lagos. Osinbajo praised the alumniRead MoreThe post Govt alone can't fund education, says Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Out of 12,300 global entries, Joshua Borokinni was among the top three rewarded in the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competiton. Borokinni, a medical student at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), came third behind Anniker Turon-semmens from Australia, who won the gold medal, and Hiya Chowdhury from Indian who got Silver. The student who won for hisRead MoreThe post UNIBEN student wins Commonwealth essay competition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Christians, Muslims and political leaders have agreed to engage the youth for peace in a multi-religious society. It was at a public lecture and book presentation organised by the national secretariat of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) at the Conference Hall of the National Mosque in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). MAHMUDRead MoreThe post A vote for peace appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU ) Ile Ife Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said the institution would not condone any indiscipline from any student. According to him, the university is for learning and moral but not a platform for thuggery where students fight themselves with broken bottles and exchange of blows. TheRead MoreThe post We wont breed irresponsible students OAU VC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has expressed concern over the quit notice and cancellation of Intels Nigeria Limited Vessel Pilotage Service by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). It warned that the development may lead to loss of over 11,000 direct and indirect jobs. A statement signed by its President-General, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, said mostRead MoreThe post Union: 11,000 may lose jobs over Intels closure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Some customers under Ikeja Electric's network will experience massive load-shedding in the next five weeks as Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) upgrades some of its facilities, TBI Africa has learnt. The Chief Technical Coordinator of Ikeja Electric, Mr. Sunday Oyewole, told reporters that the TCN had announced plans to upgrade TI Ejigbo power transformer andRead MoreThe post Ikeja DisCo begins load-shedding as TCN upgrades facility appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Liquefied and Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited has, in the past six years, paid $4.1billion in taxes, including Company Income of Tax (CIT), to the Federal Government. The firm paid the amount between 2011 and 2017, following the decision of the Federal Government to remove the pioneer status it granted the company. Pioneer statusRead MoreThe post NLNG pays $4.1b taxes to govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Operators in the oil and gas industry have identified gaps in the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) passed by the Senate. Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Tunde Folawiyo; Wema Bank Plc CEO Mr. Segun Oloketuyi; Lead Partner, Legal Advisory Partnership, Anthony Idigbe (SAN); and President, Business School, Netherlands, Mr. LereRead MoreThe post Folawiyo, others identify PIGB's shortcomings appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday said it had ordered the suspension of Oando shares, citing concerns about possible insider trading and the oil firms shareholding structure. SEC ordered the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to implement a 48-hour suspension of Oandos shares after which it would implement a price freeze until further notice. Oando,Read MoreThe post SEC orders suspension of Oando shares appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Govt targets 100% local content by 2027 The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has directed some institutions to develop training plans that will give requisite skills to illegal refiners, pipeline vandals and others to make them productive. The institutions are the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), the PetroleumRead MoreThe post Illegal refiners, others for training, integration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Lagos State government has concluded plans to deliver 20,000 housing units in the next three years. This is aside the 4,355 housing units that have been commissioned across the three senatorial districts in the state. This, according to the government, will reduce the housing deficit gap and improve Lagosians' access of to affordable housing.Read MoreThe post 'Lagos govt is committed to affordable housing delivery' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISE) has embarked on efforts aimed at preventing disasters and improving safety awareness on fire, flooding and building collapse. According to its Chairman, Abiodun Oyedepo, the move became necessary after safety concerns were raised in several quarters on fire, flooding and building collapse. As part of NISE's efforts towardsRead MoreThe post Engineers to sensitise on safety, prevent disasters appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The value of Nigeria's infrastructure stock (road, rail, power, airports, water, telecoms and seaports) is only 35 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). This is a far cry from some of the emerging market countries' average of 70 percent. To attain a considerable increase in this area, it is estimated that the countryRead MoreThe post GPP summit targets finance partners for infrastructure devt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The probe by the joint Senate Committees on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport has led to the recovery of N140 billion, Senator Hope Uzodinma, said yesterday. Uzodinma, who is chair of the committee spoke yesterday while presenting an interim report on the investigation of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to the House. TheRead MoreThe post Fed Govt recovers N140b from Customs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The ultimate paradox, as both perpetrator and victim, of military impunity Lt-General Victor Leonard Malu died in a Cairo hospital on October 9, aged 70.He attained his highest military height, in a democratic order, by emerging the Fourth Republic's first Chief of Army Staff (COAS), under President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2001), after the elimination of theRead MoreThe post Victor Samuel Leonard Malu (1947-2017) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
SIR: The erection of a statue by the Imo State governor, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha in honour of the South African President Jacob Zuma has attracted criticism and condemnation from all quarters. Ordinarily, there is nothing wrong in building a statue to honour an accomplished and deserving individual but the personality involved is what isRead MoreThe post Okorocha's misplaced priorities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Most disgusting; most unfortunate Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State stunned many Nigerians when on Saturday he unveiled a statue of South African President Jacob Zuma in Owerri, the state capital. The South African president was in the state apparently on the invitation of the governor, ostensibly to 'strengthen socio-economic relations and further deepen existingRead MoreThe post Okorocha's honour for Zuma appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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