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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, Sunday, 22 October, 2017.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar NaAbba, two weekends ago reiterated what is universally acknowledged in these parts, that Nigerian presidents and heads of state assumed office unprepared for governance. Though he limited his conclusions to his observation of the period between 1999 and 2017, nothing in the countrys history contradicts theRead MoreThe post Na'Abba's theory of accidental leaders appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
New Hampshire campaign worker: How is the senator this morning' Mary, Senator's daughter: Oh! Alienated as usual. An American Melodrama: The Presidential Campaign of 1968, p.78 The above conversation was about Eugene McCarthy, one of the most graceful, cerebral and charismatic individuals ever to grace the American senate. Urbane and telegenic to match, McCarthy's dramaticRead MoreThe post Political Neurosis in Contemporary Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Nigerian female singer and songwriter, Aramide Sarumoh, simply known as Aramide, is currently working on her first official single, after her Suitcase album, released in 2016. In this interview with DUPE AYINLA-OLASUNKANMI, she speaks on her musical experience, among other issues. WHY did you choose music' I fell in love with music at a veryRead MoreThe post ARAMIDE: Why I admire Alicia Keys appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Directs them to disclose accounts owners 'Funds in accounts to be forfeited if unclaimed in 14 days Bank account owners who are yet to have a Bank Verification Number (BVN) run the risk of forfeiting their money to the federal government within the next two weeks unless they can justify their ownership of such accounts.Read MoreThe post Court stops banks from operating accounts without BVN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Died after wife of 17 years delivered triplets Tragedy has befallen the home of a director in the employ of the Kogi State public service, Edward Soje (54). He committed suicide barely 10 days after his wife was delivered of a set of male triplets. The couple had been childless in their over 17 yearsRead MoreThe post Director owed 11 months salaries, commits sucide in Kogi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, does not believe that taking the title may lead to his early death. The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress told newsmen in Lagos yesterday that not all those who held the position in the past died young as is being speculated. Adams is setRead MoreThe post Aare Ona Kakanfo: I wont die young, says Gani Adams appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Says only Kano, Katsina, Rivers and Lagos can pay salaries without borrowing Many of the 36 states will have to rev up their internally generated income and cut expenditure and debt to survive over the next few years, according to a newly published Fiscal Sustainability Index. The index is the brainchild of BudgIT Nigeria, aRead MoreThe post Fiscal Index: Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Kano lead ranking appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Beg South-South governors, others to abandon quest for slot 'Fresh fears over push for ex-Governor Ladoja to join race 'Cracks in S/West widen ahead of December convention Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders are mounting pressure on South-South governors of the party and other stakeholders to concede the national chairmanship slot of the party to theRead MoreThe post PDP leaders push for chairmen from South West appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
There are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy, according to UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed. Mrs. Mohammed speaking at a cultural night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations Systems said the openings are available via the Junior Professional Officers (JPO) Programme, including internship for young graduates. Nigeria, sheRead MoreThe post 37 job openings for young Nigerians in UN Amina Mohammed appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday charged members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) to make legislations that will help secure the future of Africans and the continent. He gave the charge while declaring open the 48th Session of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (African Region) in Owerri, the Imo state capital. Osinbajo urged African leaders toRead MoreThe post Osinbajo to Commonwealth lawmakers: legislate to improve lives of Africans appeared first on The Nation 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, will attend the annual National Conference of the Fishery Society of Nigeria (FISON) at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, from tomorrow to Saturday. The organisers in a statement said the theme of the conference is 'Harnessing the fisheriesRead MoreThe post Obiano, Ogbe host fishery society appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The 32ndreunion of the Faculty of Management Sciences of Enugu State University of Science and Technology holds on Thursday. Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi;Enugu Speaker Edward Ubosi and Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo will receive awards at the homecoming. It holds under the chairmanship of President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, ChiefRead MoreThe post ESUT alumni meet 32 years after appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, on his 85th birthday. Jonathan, in aletter of goodwill to Ekwueme,describedhim as a blessing to the nation. In a statement by his aide, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan alsodescribed the former Vice President as a democrat who laid the foundation for urbane andRead MoreThe post Jonathan greets Ekwueme at 85 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The fear of being haunted by creditors has landed a woman, Doris Oghenovo, in a private hospital, after her friend bolted over unpaid N500, 000 loan.Oghenovo, it was learnt, stood as a guarantor for her friend, Queen Obienu, for the loans she took from a group of local lenders, Blessing Okemena in 2016.The Nation learnt that Obienu was given the loan based on the assurance given by Oghenovo that her friend would not default in paying back the money.Obienu was said to have offered her landed prop 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Less than 30 percent of gospel ministers in the country use social media to evangelise, the national president of Association of Nigeria Christian Authors and Publishers (ANCAPS), Wole Adedoyin, has stated. He also revealed over 60 percent of them lack computer/ internet literacy, affecting their ability to engage in virtual evangelism. Adedoyin spoke last WednesdayRead MoreThe post Christian authors make case for virtual evangelism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested six suspected rustlers, who specialize in stealing goats in Ondo, Osun, Ogun, Kwara, Ekiti and Lagos States.The suspects are: Gani Adeyemi, 29, Kabiru Oladimeji, 50, Alimi Ayodele, 32, Kunle Olasebikan, 45, and Umaru Mohammed, 46.According to police sources, the suspects had carried out several operations in the neighbouring states, where they stole goats, money, phones and jewelry at gun point.It was ga 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Hope is rising on the final reconciliation of the 26-year old crisis in the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) fold. The warring factions that had been at logger heads with the mainstream General Executive Council (GEC) met at the Pastors conference recently. The Pentecostal Church had been in crisis since 1990 when its leadership dismissed someRead MoreThe post 26 years after, CAC crisis nears end appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Apall of grief fell on Morgan area of Mushin after a one-year-old called Boluwatife fell into a latrine pit last Thursday, as theincident happened shortly the mother of the baby left for work.The mother of the baby identified simply as Funmi, a nurse, was said to have her child in the care of her mother at her residence on Morgan Bus Stop on Itire Road, Mushin.A crowd of sympathisers were seen discussing the incident when our correspondent visited the scene.The Nation gathered that the baby craw 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Nigerians will soon stop feeling the impact of recession, Senior Pastor of Praise Arena, Jummy Adetoyese-Olagunju, has stated. He asked them to be optimistic and sustain prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the recent data by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics on the nations exit from recession is an indication of answered prayer. SpeakingRead MoreThe post Impact of recession will soon be over, cleric assures appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Life has been tough for Esther Enyo-Ojo Wada since she suffered urinary obstruction shortly after she was born.Esthers inability to urinate, according to her medical report has led to other complications.An indigene of Anpka Local Government Area of Kogi State, Esther, according to her parents, Mr and Mrs Reuben Wada suffered uretha disorder two months after she was born at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Ogun State.The 11-year-old JSS 3 student of The Laurehall College, Ijede 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
President of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Pastor Abraham Akinosun has reiterated needs for diversification of the economy. This, he said, becomes more imperative because from 2030, the world will phase out petrol and diesel- powered vehicles, drastically reducing demands for oil. He warned this would negatively affect the economy if it is notRead MoreThe post Why Nigeria must diversify, by Akinosun appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 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, and proffers solutions to kidnapping and other crimes.Most people are familiar with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). But they suddenly started seeing 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
From scriptures, we understand that we have a glorious destiny in Christ. However, training is one of the vital keys in fulfilling that glorious destiny. As children of God, we should be committed to effective and tireless training if we must see our glorious destinies fulfilled. By training, we mean engaging 'the know-how factor' inRead MoreThe post The Power of Training in Fulfilling Destiny! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, spoke with select reporters in Ibadan, and talks about how the ministry is pursuing a comprehensive health project to revamp a minimum of one Primary Health Centre in every political ward across the country. Bisi Oladele was there HEALTHCARE delivery looks poor in this country. What is yourRead MoreThe post We are pursuing basic healthcare through PHCs' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Ibrahim, Stella Monyes son, is in the throes of pains. Dont let him die. But every second counts.The last we came public about Ibrahim and his health issues, it was to announce a pledge of N1 million, from a kind Nigerian who would rather remain anonymous, to the Ibrahim N20 million appeal fund.But months after, that pledge has remained what it was a pledge.The man is not even taking my calls again, says Stella, the distraught mother. Never taking my calls. Never returning my texts.Indeed, desp 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The Fellowship Baptist Church in Agungi, Lekki Lagos, a member of Nigeria Baptist Convention, has dedicated an ultra-modern 900-seater auditorium to commemorate its 20th anniversary. The edifice was dedicated by President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Dr Olasupo Ayokunle. Ayokunle, who is also the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, urged the churchRead MoreThe post Baptist Church opens new auditorium at 20 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
AKano Magistrates Court yesterday granted bail to four suspected child traffickers who allegedly bought a five-month old baby boy for N15, 000.The presiding magistrate, Aminu Fagge, granted the suspects bail in the sum of N300,000 each.The suspects are: Itohan Pius, 32, of ECWA Eye Hospital Kano; Sandra Bob-Manuel, 39; Charles Bob-Manuel, 42, couple from Rivers State and Charles Akindoji, 30, from Kaduna State.The suspects were arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy, and buying o 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) has opened its Deaf translation centre and 110 Chronological Bible Stories for the Deaf in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. BSNs General Secretary Rev Dare Ajiboye said the organisations mission is to meet the scriptural needs of every Nigerian. He expressed joy the deaf in Nigeria could now haveRead MoreThe post BSN opens Ibadan translation centre appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Acommunity leader in Oke- Eletu area of Ijede Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Chief Oluwaremilekun Aina Shobote, has cried out to the Lagos State government over an alleged attempt by some people to forcibly dispossess him of a landed property.The distraught 75-year-old narrated how a man identified as Toyin and others asked for his permission to use his land for meetings, to which he reluctantly obliged.He said: He (Toyin) approached him seven years back for a portion of land at 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Thousands of delegates from Oyo, Ogun and Osun states in the ongoing regional convention of Jehovahs Witnesses have arrived Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, for the third in the nine series of the annual gathering. The convention with the theme Dont give up! starts on Friday. It ends at the Assembly Hall of Jehovahs witnessesRead MoreThe post Jehovah witnesses meet in Ibadan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Thirty-eight African tax authorities recently converged in Abuja for the International Conference on Tax in Africa. The group discussed ways to boost revenues in Africa, in particular and how to improve collection of corporate income tax, reports Nduka Chiejina (Assistant Editor) Tax collection has never been a piece of cake and tax collectors can attestRead MoreThe post Experts' views on how to improve tax collection in Africa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
LG perfectly understands the significance of an effective learning environment, that is why its HVAC systems which is aimed at creating the climate for education by reducing distractions, increase attention spans and boosting motivation for teachers and students alike is a welcome development. Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa operations, Mr. Taeick Son, while makingRead MoreThe post LG creates ideal learning environment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
As a people, we like to congratulate ourselves on our infinite hospitability towards strangers or foreigners as the case may be. But a proper scrutiny of our hospitality credential, I am afraid, is a lot less flattering. There exists dormant xenophobia in us and it seeps to the surface once-in-a-while, of course not the violentRead MoreThe post TsTv, DStv and hints of xenophobia appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The federal government has been advised to sell off the country's satellite, Nigcomsat-1R to the private sector. Making this appeal at the weekend was Mr. Adebayo Banjo, the Chief Executive Officer of Disc Group of companies. Speaking in an interview in Lagos, the technocrat said that handing over the satellite to the private sector wouldRead MoreThe post Sell Nigcomsat-1R to private sector, IT expert tells govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Mrs. Miannaya Aja Essien, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Bank, a member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC. Her appointment took effect from Wednesday, 27 September 2017 following the receipt of all required regulatory approvals. Mrs. Essien, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsRead MoreThe post Essien joins board of Stanbic IBTC Bank appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Nigeria and other countries within sub Sahara Africa need to fill about 89 million job gaps in the next five years. Making this disclosure recently was Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, head of European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS. He spoke on the sidelines of the EU-Nigeria Business Forum in Lagos, where he offered expert viewsRead MoreThe post Nigeria, others have shortfall of 89m jobs-EU envoy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
This week, I watched a mild, unusual drama at the Balogun Market, Lagos. A young woman who trades in ladies clothing had come to return one of the over twenty dresses she bought from her customer of over two years but the wholesaler vehemently refused to take the dress back from her. Listening and watchingRead MoreThe post Return, refund, repair policy underway appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Prince Adetunji Oluwafemi Fadina is President/Managing Director, Jethro Tours International, a firm that signed a contract to promote domestic tourism across major cities of the federation. In this interview with Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf, he speaks on the untapped tourism potential of the country. Excerpts: State of culture and tourism in Nigeria To be candid, IRead MoreThe post 'Nigerian loses over $18b annually to foreign trips' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The statement credited to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the country may be operating one of the weakest tax regimes within sub Sahara Africa and beyond has sparked off a controversy of some sort with most Nigerians arguing to the contrary. Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf in this report examines the issues At a period whenRead MoreThe post Are Nigerians really under-taxed' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Ambassador Ketil Karlsen is head of European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS. Biodun-Thomas Davids spoke with him on the sidelines of the EU-Nigeria Business Forum in Lagos, where he offered expert views on opportunities for growth and development in key sectors of Nigeria's economy. Excerpts: Essence of the sixth EU-Nigeria Business Forum We haveRead MoreThe post 'Nigeria can benefit a lot from economic partnership with EU' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Most of the previous loan-monies ended up in private pockets. What is the guarantee that any new loan will not go the way of its ancestors' I'm not going to pretend that don't know much about finance. I know a lot. I know that money is for spending, and that what you spend depends onRead MoreThe post Living on other people's money appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
His Royal Majesty has not always been of mere cer emonial importance, if not outright joke. The fate of an individual and the kingdom once depended on his disposition or pronouncement. In many cases the kings word was law. Such was the importance of the monarchy that the royal stool was not permitted to beRead MoreThe post Restructuring is dead, long live rest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
As the race for the chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party gathers momentum, Assistant Editor, Dare Odufowokan, takes a look at the frontline aspirants and the issues that will play up in the December National Convention AFTER years of legal tussles and internal wrangling over its leadership at the national level, the Peoples DemocraticRead MoreThe post Chairmanship: Again, PDP walks a tight rope appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu, reports on the concern over alleged display of power and excessive use of money in the ongoing campaign for the November 18 Governorship Election in Anambra State AS most of the leading political parties and their candidates in the November 18, 2017 Governorship Election in Anambra State flagged off their campaignsRead MoreThe post Anambra 2017: Apprehension over huge campaign budgets appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Evelyn Oboro, who is the Chairperson, House Committee on Women in the Parliament, represents Okpe/ Sapele/Uvwie Federal Constituency, Delta State, in the House of Representatives. In this chat with Victor Oluwasegun, she highlights her joy with the recent assent by the President to the bill establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, a billRead MoreThe post Why Im not disappointed in Jonathan over my bill he failed to assent appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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