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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 21 October, 2017.


Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Presidency responded to the dismissal of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration as a failure by former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that the former president has no moral ground to criticise Buhari. Receiving a People's Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming national convention of the party, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Jonathan had said the AllRead MoreThe post Attack on APC govt: Presidency hits back at Jonathan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
GOVERNOR Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State yesterday described as untrue a report in a section of the media that a female youth corps member had a set of twins for him. The governor said the rumour gained so much currency that his mother in-law had to call him to confirm if what she heardRead MoreThe post No corps member had twins for me, says Amosun appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The face-off between Governor Nyesom Wike and the Commander of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in Rivers State, Akin Fakorede, has worsened with a notice issued to the anti-robbery outfit to quit its office complex. The office complex situated in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, was allocated to F-SARS by the state governmentRead MoreThe post Wike, Rivers F-SARS Commander's face-off worsens as Rivers council ejects anti-robbery squad appeared first on The Nation Nige 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
State governments will in no distant future receive the third tranche of the Paris Club loan refunds. The National Economic Council (NEC) is expected to give the go ahead for the release of the refunds at its next meeting, The Nation gathered yesterday. The exact day the meeting will come up was unknown last night.Read MoreThe post FG set to disburse fresh Paris Club refunds to states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
It was praise, worship and thanksgiving to God yesterday at Canaanland, Otta, the headquarters of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (LFCWW) . The leadership and members of the church came out in large number to thank God for averting a plane crash that would have involved the Presiding Bishop of the Church, Bishop David OyedepoRead MoreThe post Averted plane crash: Pastor Adeboye received divine instruction to pray for me before the trip, says Oyedepo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has said traditional rulers found to be constituting themselves into criminal elements to frustrate the implementation of the anti-open grazing law would be removed from office. Speaking while inaugurating local government committees for the implementation of the law yesterday at Benue Peoples House, Governor Ortom said traditional rulers are expectedRead MoreThe post Anti-grazing law: Ortom warns traditional rulers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
A high-ranking North Korean diplomat told a non-proliferation conference in Moscow on Friday that the country's nuclear weapons were aimed at the U.S. and at no one else. 'We believe that the U.S., but not any other country, may mount a nuclear attack,' Choe Hui, the Head of the North Korean Foreign Ministry's Department onRead MoreThe post North Korea's nuclear weapons aimed only at U.S ' diplomat appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The last has not been heard about Governor Ibikunle Amosun alleged infidelity with a certain female corp member who deliver a set of twins for the governor. The governor on Fridaythreatened to fish out those purveying rumours and falsehoods against him, and have them sent to jail. Amosun accused some unnamed politicians, whom he said,Read MoreThe post Infidelity: Never had a girlfriend in the past 26 years Amosun appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
With257,093 cases, Nigeria has been rated 5thcountry with the highest pollution and mortality deaths across the globein one year. Increasing pollution is said to be proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, having been responsible for at least 9 million premature deaths. A new report published in the Lancet medical journal puts India atRead MoreThe post Nigeria rated 5th in highest pollution, mortality deaths appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigeria-born underwear bomber who is serving a life imprisonmentin the UnitedStates of America for terrorism, has filed a suit against the US government for allegedly denying his free speech and religious rights. Abdulmutallab,30, was jailed for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear during a flight from Amsterdam to DetroitRead MoreThe post Abdulmutallab sues U.S. over free speech, religious rights appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin ( UNILORIN ), Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, on Friday reminded the 9,018 graduating students of the university to brace up to the new challenges providence might likely bring their ways. Abdukareem said this during a convocation lecture preparatory to the 33rdConvocation for the 2016/2017 Graduation of the university in Ilorin. 'AsRead MoreThe post UNILORIN graduates 9,018 students appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) have commended the Fintech Association of Nigeria for its efforts in bridging the gap between the regulators, government and the active players in the Nigerian Fintech ecosystem. In a separate meeting between the members of the Governing Council of the Fintech Nigeria, ledRead MoreThe post Fintech Nigeria engages CBN, NSE on innovation in financial tech appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
In order to ease ways of doing business in Nigeria, the Federal Government has urged members of the public to follow due processes and not circumvent the new procedures put in place by the Corporate Affairs Corporation to register new companies and business names in 24 hours. Speaking in Lagos, during the Corporate Affairs CommissionRead MoreThe post FG urges entrepreneurs to follow due process in business registration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The last one year has been eventful in the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) because of the ongoing reforms being implemented by its Executive Secretary, Dr. Abdullahi B. Baffa. Our Managing Editor, Northern Operation, YUSUF ALLI, had a brief chat with him on how he has been coping with the challenges, the nature of reformsRead MoreThe post We'll support about 9,000 academics to pursue PhD and Master's yearly 'TETFUND boss Baffa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The last one year has been eventful in the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) because of the ongoing reforms being implemented by its Executive Secretary, Dr. Abdullahi B. Baffa. Our Managing Editor, Northern Operation, YUSUF ALLI, had a brief chat with him on how he has been coping with the challenges, the nature of reformsRead MoreThe post We'll support about 9,000 academics to pursue PhD and Master's yearly 'TETFUND boss Baffa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Business success habits for SMEs (PART 2) Feedback Mechanism: The good habit every entrepreneur must practice is to have a good feedback system in place. It is important that on a regular basis you get feedback from your customers on the quality of your product or service and always ask for suggestion on how betterRead MoreThe post Business success habits for SMEs (PART 2) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

How I escaped death in encounters with daring gangs'Rivers F-SARS commander
Sat, 21 Oct 2017
A lawyer and Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Mr. Akin Fakorede, who hails from Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti State, is the Commander of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in Rivers State. In this interview with our Bureau Chief in Port Harcourt, BISI OLANIYI, he explains his relationship with Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, andRead MoreThe post How I escaped death in encounters with daring gangs'Rivers F-SARS commander appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The average price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) dropped by 1.2 per cent year-on-year, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics ( NBS ), has said. According to a report on the NBS website, the Bureau also listed states with the highest and lowest average price of petrol in comparison with the approved governmentRead MoreThe post Average price for petrol drops, kerosene increases NBS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
As preparations hit top gear for the Edo State Investment Summit tagged Alaghodaro 2017, international industrialists including the Mahindra Group of India, Tolaram Group from Singapore and Dangote Group are set to showcase their over $1.5bn investment outlay in the state. The companies are billed to share their experiences, prospects and insights from investing inRead MoreThe post Edo Summit: Mahindra, Tolaram, Dangote to showcase $1.5bn investment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Justice Ibrahim Buba of Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday withdrew from a suit on the leadership tussle in the Ogun Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The judge, who announced his withdrawal from the suit no. FHC/L/CS/1556/17 in the open court, said his decision was based on a petition written against himRead MoreThe post Judge withdraws from Ogun PDP leadership tussle suit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress ( APC ) in Gombe State said it had screened 39 candidates vying for eight vacant positions in the party's congress election scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21. Malam Kasim Maigari, the sate Caretaker Secretary of the party, disclosed this in an interview with the newsmen in Gombe on Friday. Maigari saidRead MoreThe post 39 candidates vie for eight positions in Gombe APC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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