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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 23 October, 2017.


Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Wanted civil servant AbdulRasheed Maina bought a $2 million house in Abuja, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has claimed. The mansion was allegedly acquired by Maina when he was the chairman of the controversial Presidential Task Force Team on Pension Reforms. Maina also has a 24-charge case pending before a Federal high Court.Read MoreThe post EFCC: Maina paid $2m cash for Abuja house appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau yesterday explained how Maina was reinstated into the civil service. A statement yesterday by Ehisienmen Osaigbovo, Dambazaus spokesman, said: The ex- Chairman of the Presidential Task Force Team on Pension Reforms Abdulrasheed Maina was posted few days ago to the Ministry of Interior by the Office of the Head ofRead MoreThe post How he was reinstated, by minister appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Big banks are dominating the Nigerian banking space, controlling as much as 70 per cent of its market share. The big lenders also have most of the bad loans in the industry. These and more facts are contained in the 2017 Nigerian Banking Sector Report, Nigeria Reopens for Business, which was released at the weekendRead MoreThe post Big banks control 70% appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
A presidential aide has defended the government's decision to enforce the Bank Verification Number (BVN) policy. Senior Special Assistant on Prosecution Okoi Obono-Obla said 46 million accounts in various banks were not linked to BVN. This, in his view, is an act of corruption, which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been directed toRead MoreThe post 'Why those without BVN may forfeit money' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari employed diplomacy to douse the tension that the issue of the Fethullah Movement would have created between Nigeria and Turkey, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geofrey Onyeama, said at the weekend. He also said the Turkish authorities requested for the extradition of over 1,000 Turkish citizens in Nigeria for belonging to the FethullahRead MoreThe post 'How Buhari doused tension between Nigeria, Turkey' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, has urged the Are Ona Kakanfo-designate, Otunba Gani Adams, to use his appointment to promote Yoruba tradition and culture devoid of secret society and cultism. In a congratulatory message, the monarch urged Adams to always remember that with his new title, heRead MoreThe post Oluwo advises Gani Adams on Are Ona Kakanfo roles appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The founder and Chancellor of Afe Babalola University in Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, has urged the Federal Government to revisit the airport project it planned to establish in Ekiti State. Babalola, who spoke at the weekend at ABUAD's fifth convocation, regretted the state of the federal road to the institution. The eminent lawyer hasRead MoreThe post Afe Babalola canvasses need for Ekiti airport appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Oyo State government has told lecturers in the six state-owned tertiary institutions that it will not succumb to threat in addressing their grievances. The government advised the workers to be reasonable. It denied owning workers 15 months. Academic and non-academic workers' unions in the six government-owned tertiary institutions issued a 14-day ultimatum to theRead MoreThe post We won't succumb to threat, Oyo govt tells lecturers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Seventeen governors from Southwest, Southeast and Southsouth will gather in Lagos today to deliberate on key issues that affect the three geo-political zones, writes Emmanuel Oladesu Group Political Editor. Political difference is not a factor now. As they meet today in Lagos, the welfare of the people takes the central stage. The meeting of theRead MoreThe post 17 Southern governors: Confronting identical challenges appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Southern Governors' Forum is building on the foundation laid by their distant predecessors. Twelve years ago, they were bubbling with patriotic passion and drive for development. They were hosted by the former governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Then, critical issues germane to the sustenance of nationhood were on the front burner during the inaugural meeting.Read MoreThe post Tinubu and how it all began appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
To close Nigeria's gas infrastructure gap, the Federal Government and oil and gas stakeholders will require $10 billion investments, The Nation has learnt. The Vice President, Gas & Commercial, Aiteo Exploration and Production (E& P), Victor Okoronkwo, stated this at the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) financial forum on investing in Nigeria's future held in Lagos.Read MoreThe post 'Gas infrastructure gap needs $10b investment' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Coscharis Group has rolled out over 600 units of Ford Ranger at the new Ford Auto Plant on Lekki-Epe Expressway, its President/Chief Executive Officer, Dr Cosmas Maduka has said. Maduka disclosed this while unveiling the plant. He said: 'At the moment, focus at the plant is to roll out the Ford Ranger, a multipurpose mini-truckRead MoreThe post Coscharis rolls out over 600 locally assembled Rangers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Reinsurers inAfrica are optimistic about the prospects of $ 6.8 billion Africa's reinsurance markets in 2018. This is the outcome of the second edition of the Africa Reinsurance Pulse, launched today at the 22nd African Reinsurance Forum in Port Louis, Mauritius.. In 2016, Africa's GDP growth dropped to 1.8 per cent, below the global averageRead MoreThe post Africa's $6.8b reinsurance market to recover in 2018 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The high mortality rate of domestic carriers has become a source of worry to operators, regulators and passengers. The disappearance of airlines and, sometimes, depletion of their aircraft fleet may have put the few surviving ones on edge. Experts warn that the existing airlines may be living on borrowed time, if the myriad of operationalRead MoreThe post Anxiety over struggling airlines appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
A mendment to the Pension Reform (PRA) Act 2014 will scare foreign investors from investing in the pension industry and the country, the National Pension Commission (PenCom), has said. This is arising from calls for exemption of some agencies of Government from Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). Acting Director-General, Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar who made this knownRead MoreThe post PenCom: PRA 2014 review 'll scare foreign investors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Nigeria's largest multi-brand automobile workshop has begun operations in Lagos. The hi-tech auto firm can service and repair all passenger and commercial brands ' from Ferrari to Toyota. TSL offers 30 per cent discount on service and repairs from last Thursday till October 31. TSL founder Raju Sawlani said the company will not only beRead MoreThe post Firm gives 30% discount on service, repairs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) Plc recorded impressive performance in the third quarter as increased sales and improved operating efficiency led to three-digit growth in profitability. Key extracts of the interim report and accounts for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 released at the weekend, showed that CCNN grew sales by 47.67 perRead MoreThe post CCNN grows net profit by 182% to N2.04b in Q3 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Unity Bank Plc has stepped up its support to Borno State Government with the donation of a vehicle to the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) as part its Corporate Social Responsibility to promote education and ameliorate the effects of insurgency in the state. The vehicle was presented on behalf of Unity Bank Plc byRead MoreThe post Unity Bank donates vehicle to Borno SUBEB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Federal Government is to spend N15 billion ($42 million) over the next one year to explore minerals and attract investors into mining, to reduce its dependence on oil, Solid Minerals Development Minister Kayode Fayemi has said. 'Because we are starting from a low base, we want to have a portfolio of exploration activities inRead MoreThe post Fed Govt votes N15b for minerals exploration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has downgraded Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc from its special pricing status category following the depreciation in share price of the company. The 'high-priced stocks', according to the NSE categorization, are stocks with share prices of N100 and above and regular and pre-determined level of activities. In 2012, the NSE hadRead MoreThe post NSE downgrades 7-Up from special pricing status appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Senate must act on its calls for free and compulsory education ONE of the greatest shortcomings of Nigeria's democracy is the gulf between the things political office-holders say and the things they do. The most recent manifestation of this phenomenon was seen recently when the Senate called for free and compulsory education at allRead MoreThe post Walk the talk appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Its frenetic search for oil and retention of refineries are wrong-headed TWO most recent developments within theNigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)would again serve to remind of how far the corporation is fromgetting its bearing, or even in understanding its rationale as a service'oriented commercial entity. The first is thefrenetic pace ofexploratory activities launched by theRead MoreThe post NNPC again! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Holy Scriptures are full of miracles. No; better to say that scriptures are built (based) on miracles. For the faithful of most religions therefore, miracles are the condiments for divine repast. In other words where would faith be without the various supernatural occurrences that accompany worship and buoy belief' For the hard of heartRead MoreThe post Miracles still' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The flag bearer of the Progressive People's Alliance (PPA), Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, has decried the state of the roads in Awka North Local Government, saying that he will spend the first six months in office constructing a network of roads to connect all the communities in the area, if elected as the governor come NovemberRead MoreThe post PPA promises to link up Awka North communities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo, says he will sue the flag bearers of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, Mr. Willie Obiano and Mr. Oseloka Obaze, respectively, to explain where they got the moneyRead MoreThe post ADP candidate to sue Obiano, Obaze over campaign expenditure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
A non'governmental organisation (NGO), the Civil Rights Concern (CRC), has urged similar associations to engage the governorship candidates of various political parties on their manifestos. Speaking with The Nation in Awka, the CRC Coordinator, Okey Onyeka, said the aim was to hold them responsible if they fail to fulfil their campaign promises. Onyeka said: 'ElectionsRead MoreThe post 'Candidates should debate' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Every elementary philosophy student is aware of the thoughts and viewpoints of Parmenides and Heraclitus. While Parmenides believed that nothing changes, Heraclitus contended that change is ubiquitous. In elementary Biology, growth is listed among the qualities of a human being. Growth is, therefore, Heraclitan, because to grow is to undergo changes, mostly positive. There's somethingRead MoreThe post Anambra: Change beckons! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
THE governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Oseloka Obaze, and former Governor Peter Obi stormed Okpoko community, in Ogbaru Local Government Area, recently, to meet with the stakeholders for support. At the meeting, which was attended by all the stakeholders in the community, spanning all the political parties, the PDP flag bearerRead MoreThe post PDP solicits support of Okpoko community appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Traders in various markets at the Onitsha Bridge Head have resolved to vote for Governor Willie Obiano during the November 18 polls in Anambra State. The President-General of the Markets, Mr Sunday Obinze, made the above remark while addressing no fewer than 15,000 traders at a political rally. Obinze said traders would prefer to voteRead MoreThe post Traders promise to back Obiano appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has projected that the registered voters in the country might increase by about 10 million to over 80 million by 2019. The Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made the prediction at a roundtable organised by the European Union Electoral Follow-up Mission to Nigeria and West Africa, held inRead MoreThe post Registered voters may hit 80m by 2019 ' INEC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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