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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 OCTOBER, 2017].

Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 20 October, 2017.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Crisis has broken out in the All Progressives Congress (APC), with 17 governors plotting to dump National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun. The governors are said to be angry that Oyegun has been running the party with only seven of their colleagues. They may table their grievances at the partys National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on OctoberRead MoreThe post 17 governors plot APC chair Oyegun's removal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
THE government of Lagos State has re-arraigned billionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans) and others before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court for alleged kidnapping of Dunu Donatus. In the amended charge, the defendants are again facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and kidnapping. Evans and his co-defendants changed their guilty pleaRead MoreThe post Evans, others plead not guilty to kidnapping appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday directed banks to establish a database of their customers identified through their Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) to be involved in confirmed fraudulent activities. The directive is contained in the Regulatory Framework for Bank Verification Number (BVN) Operation and Watch-list for Nigerian Financial System released by the CBN. TheRead MoreThe post CBN orders banks to keep database of fraudulent customers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the bid by former Sokoto State Governor Attharu Bafarawa, and his son Sagir, to separate their trial from that of the ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), in the $2.1 billion fraud case against them. Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf dismissed the motion because he said it hasRead MoreThe post $2.1b: Bafarawa loses bid to separate trial appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Despite the decision of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to challenge the judgment of a Federal High Court declaring its collection of some money from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited as illegal, the liquefied gas giant is asking for a refund of $315 million, writes EMEKA UGWUANYI. The Nigerian MaritimeRead MoreThe post NIMASA: NLNG's demand of N101b an affront to judicial system appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
We are obviously certain that the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti (just like the late Gani Fawehinmi!) if alive today would have rejected any proposed state award given to him. More so that the Nigerian state has progressively degenerated over the years from the bad (he painfully lived) to the worse (he foresaw) in most importantRead MoreThe post Fela: Time for Posthumous National Award appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration of running a government of lies and propaganda. Jonathan spoke in Abuja yesterday while receiving one of the chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Tunde Adeniran, at his residence. The former President insisted that the PDP, which controlled the federalRead MoreThe post Jonathan accuses APC of lying, non-performance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Senate will next week consider how the Paris Club refund doled out to state governments was approved. President Muhammadu Buhari gave part of the Paris Club refund to governors to assist them to offset mounting salary arrears and to meet up with other obligations. The Senate resolution followed an observation by Senator Samuel AnyanwuRead MoreThe post Senate fumes over Paris Club refund to states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to strengthen cooperation between Nigeria and Turkish security agencies to counter terrorism. Speaking at a joint news conference yesterday in Ankara after a meeting, President Buhari said he was very pleased that the defence ministers of both countries held extensive discussions on developing new strategiesRead MoreThe post Nigeria, Turkey join forces against terrorism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Federal Government is targettingN11.983 trillion from oil and non-oil sources in 2018 fiscal year, according to the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF and Fiscal Strategy Paper submitted to the National Assembly. President Muhammadu Buhari said thedocuments were prepared against a backdrop of a generally adverse global economic situation. The oil sector is expectedRead MoreThe post Fed Govt targets N11.983tr revenue in 2018 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Ebola amazon, the late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, will be honoured with a posthumous life-time achievement award in recognition of her selfless services to humanity and ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The event, first of its kind, will hold on Sunday, October 22 in Lagos. It is being organised by Amity AwardsRead MoreThe post Adadevoh, LUTH get awards appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Generally speaking, all cancers are bad. However, few cancers if any can be so stealthy as much as cancer of the womb lining (endometrium) and that of the ovary. Like all cancers, if caught early, the danger posed by cancer of the endometrium and that of the ovary can be nipped in the bud. CancerRead MoreThe post Cancer of Endometrium: Prevention and treatment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
How can Nigerians improve on their health' It is by doing regular exercises, appropriate choice of good stable food, routine medical screenings and having a meaningful relationship with God, the Convener/Founder, Arise Women Conference ('Arise', for short), Pastor Siju Iluyomade, has said. She spoke at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos before her groupRead MoreThe post Tips on healthy living, by cleric appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Many Nigerians, especially those in employment, have been victims of recession and it is affecting their mental health, the Medical Director of Neuro-Pscychiatry Hositpal, Yaba, Lagos, Dr Oluyemi Ogun, has said. She said this during the World Mental Health Day and the hospital's 110th anniversary. The hospital was established as an asylum on October 30,Read MoreThe post 'Reccession affecting workers'mental health' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
About 80 percent of cases of blindness could be avoided, treated or prevented, experts at the MeCure Eye Centre, Mecure Health Care Limited, Oshodi, Lagos, have said. According to them, Nigerians should be able to identify symptoms of eye diseases and report them immediately. The doctors stated this at the free eye test organised byRead MoreThe post '80 % of blindness preventable, treatable' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ( ASUP ), Kaduna Polytechnic ( Kadpoly ) chapter has suspended its seven weeks strike. The Publicity Secretary of the union, Abbas Muhammed, disclosed thisin a statement made available on Thursday in Kaduna. Muhammed said the union suspended the strike following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding betweenRead MoreThe post Kadpoly lecturers suspend strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Consumer productsgiant, Unilever Plc and the Federal Institute for Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) are poised to seal a bilateral agreement on commercialisation of some of the research products of the institute. This was disclosed when a technical team from Unilever Plc visited FIIRO office in Lagos. On the occasion, FIIRO Director-General Prof Gloria Elemo showedRead MoreThe post FIIRO woos Unilever on R&D commercialisation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Stockbrokers have identified innovative financial services and products and technology-driven processes as major enablers for the development of the Nigerian capital market and the economy. Stockbrokers have thus resolved to bring the issues of rapid changes in technology and product innovation into the mainstream of national discourse as the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) beginsRead MoreThe post Stockbrokers push for innovative finance, technology to boost economy appeared first on T 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Federal Government's plan to borrow $5.5 billion through Eurobonds will raise the country's debt service to revenue cost beyond 62 per cent, Sub-Saharan Africa Economist at Renaissance Capital (RenCap) Yvonne Mhango has predicted. The investment and research firm analyst said the debt service/revenue stood at 29 per cent in 2014 fiscal year, even asRead MoreThe post $5.5b loan: Debt service cost to rise above 62%, says RenCap appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, said with diligent execution and policy consistency, the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) has the capacity to steer the country to full economic recovery, sustainable growth and development. ERGP was unveiled in April this year as a short-to-long term (2017 to 2020) blueprint to lift the country out of recessionRead MoreThe post Stanbic IBTC: economy on recovery path with ERGP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The shoe making industry in Aba, Abia State, exports about one million pairs daily to African countries. This has given it a firm grip on the African market. But, with the formation of Aba shoemakers into cooperative societies to enable them access funds from development finance institutions, build capacity and link international markets, among otherRead MoreThe post Aba shoe industry: Road to global market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Zenith Bank Plc recorded significant growths in the top-line and bottom-line in the third quarter, raising prospects of better returns for the 2017 business year. Key extracts of the interim report and accounts of the bank for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 showed gross earnings of N531.3 billion, showing a growth of 39.7Read MoreThe post Zenith Bank grows profit by 31% to N153b in Q3 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The organised labour and members of civil societies have advocated change, peaceful revolutions and governance overhaul. According to the groups, which cut across human rights activists, community-based organisations, students, academics, doctors, internationalists and artisans, these would provide solution to Nigeria's problems. They noted that the wrong use of the country's resources had inflicted hardship onRead MoreThe post Labour, civil society seek change in governance appeared f 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Agriculture in Ogun State has enormous potential to strengthen the economy and improve the lives of farmers. Some challenges are obstructing the opportunities, but the government is collaborating with international organisations to bridge gaps in supply chains and alleviate the plight of farmers, reports DANIEL ESSIET. Ogun State government is striving to boost the agriculturalRead MoreThe post Boosting agric productivity through partnership appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, has lauded WACOT Limited, an agro production company, for its contributions to the development of the state. She gave the commendation when she visited the company's rice factory in Argungu, Kebbi State. The rice mill was inaugurated by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, in company ofRead MoreThe post Kebbi governor's wife praises firm appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
With my experience, social media should just be a component of your marketing strategy and not the centre of it. The return on investment is low. That is why start-ups who focus on social media fail'. This was the opinion of a tech evangelist and Chief Executive Officer of TychZoe Global Network, Shaba Okare Michael.Read MoreThe post Returns on social media investment: elusive or illusive' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Revenue-yielding MDAs must show financial rectitude It is preposterous and indeed unacceptable the way and manner some ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) manage their budgets and finances. Reports emanating from the on-going MDAs budget proposal review in the Senate have presented a near lack of rectitude and accountability. The huge revenue earning agencies are theRead MoreThe post Not acceptable appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
This is not the solution. What is required is enforcement of extant laws A bill to criminalise secret recruitment into the federal civil service and agencies of government received wide support in the senate last week. According to report, the bill, sponsored by Senator Olujimi Abiodun (Ekiti South), has been referred to the Senate CommitteeRead MoreThe post Criminalising secret recruitment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
SIR: 'How can anyone go to bed and sleep soundly when workers have not been paid their salaries for months' I actually wonder how the workers feed their families, pay their rents and even pay school fees for their children.' These were the words of President Buhari while receiving a delegation of Nigerian Governor's ForumRead MoreThe post PMB and his crafty 'children' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Our brothers from much more ordered climes often visit us with a mindset that is sometimes as derisive as it is warped. Their oft distorted worldview about us could a times, graze on the fringes of idiocy. Here is a joke told us long ago in school by one of our American-trained don which willRead MoreThe post And Peavey peeves Power Minister appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Hajia Ramatu Aliyu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Women Leader has drummed support for the devolution of power in the country. According to the women leader, it will enhance the delivery of essential services to Nigerians. She stated this at a public hearing organised by APC Committee on True Federalism on Thursday in Abuja.Read MoreThe post APC women leader backs devolution of power appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Former Ekiti State Governors Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi have reacted to the House of Assembly's adoption a report from the Office Auditor General which indicted them of misappropriation of funds. Fayemi who spoke through his media aide, Olayinka Oyebode, described the Ekiti lawmakers as 'a bunch of jokers who should not be taken serious.'Read MoreThe post Breaking: Fayemi, Oni react to lawmakers allegation of misappropriation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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