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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [24 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 24 October, 2017.


Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Buhari orders task force chief's sack Count me out, says Head of Service PResident Muhammadu Buhari yesterday directed that controversial civil servant Abdulrasheed Maina be fired. Maina, former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms Task Team was restored and made director after being on the run for alleged N2b scam, among others.Read MoreThe post Revealed: AGF Malami ordered Maina's recall appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Ambode: States 'll benefit from true federalism States in the Southern part of the country yesterday reiterated their belief in true federalism within the context of a united Nigeria. In a communique after the first meeting of the 17 Southerm states 12 years after the Forum was inaugurated, the governors also said the south requiredRead MoreThe post Southern governors vote for devolution of power appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Bank customers in the rural areas should be given more time to link their accounts to the Bank Verification Number (BVN) network since they are not looters, stakeholders have advised the Federal Government. The appeal came on the heels of the Federal High Court, Abuja, ruling granting a temporary forfeiture order on accounts not linkedRead MoreThe post BVN: More time sought for rural dwellers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
A LAGOS High Court in Igbosere has adjourned till October 27 for the arraignment of suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (alias Evans), for attempted kidnap of the Chairman of The Young Shall Grow Motors, Vincent Amaechi Obianodo. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo fixed the date following two applications by Evans seeking to quash the two charges andRead MoreThe post Evans arraignment for attempted murder stalled appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo last night retained the 2017 Best FIFA Mens Player Award. He edged out arch rival Lionel Messi and PSG striker Neymar for the top award. The Portuguese international was a clear favourite after playing a massive part in Madrid's win of the UEFA Champions League back to back. He wasRead MoreThe post Ronaldo is FIFA Best Player appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hit back at former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying his achievements are neither lies nor propaganda. The former President last week alleged that the government had been running on lies and propaganda. Buhari also reminded the former president that unlike during his regime, when t between N800 billion and N1.3 trillion wasRead MoreThe post We've provided fuel without paying N1.3tr subsidy, says Fed Govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity) GARBA SHEHU points out the gains of President Muhammadu Buhari's four-day trip to Turkey. PRESIDENT Recep Tayyeb Erdogan hosted Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria for a fairly long one-on-one meeting in Ankara, the Turkish capital on Thursday before the bilateral meeting that involved their ministersRead MoreThe post Takeaways from Buhari's engagement in Turkey appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Aspirant seeks prayers of royal fathers towards 2019 A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Adeleke Tella, has said royal blessings and support should be courted to ensure success of Ogun West's quest to produce a governor in 2019. Tella, who hails from Ilaro in Yewa South, said theRead MoreThe post 'Ogun West needs blessing to get governor' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The price of garri, the nation's major staple, has dropped by more than 60 per cent in Enugu in the last four months. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who conducted a market survey on the staple yesterday, observed that the price had gone down from N1,250 to between N450 and N500Read MoreThe post Price of garri drops by 60 per cent in Enugu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Graduates are to visit the Nysc portal viawww.nysc.org.ngfor online registration and bio-metric data capture. Here is a list of requirements that will qualify you for registration and mobilization. 1. Prospective Corps members should ensure that they have functional e-mail addresses that they can access and Nigerian (GSM) telephone numbers with which to register. 2. LocallyRead MoreThe post NYSC Requirements for Registration/Mobilization appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released details of Online registration for 2017 Batch B corps members. According to the timetable released by the scheme, the online registration for foreign and locally trained graduates, begins 24th October. It also noted that prospective corps members will be able to print their call-up letters from NovRead MoreThe post NYSC to commence online registration of Batch B appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The chairman, Borno State Universal Basic Education Board ( SUBEB ) Alhaji Shettima Kullima said the board has trained 7,000 teachers. Kullima in Maiduguri said that the teachers were drawn from public schools in the three senatorial districts of the state. He said that the teachers were exposed to post crisis and best teaching methodologiesRead MoreThe post SUBEB trains 7,000 teachers in Borno Official appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Managing the Lagos State Judiciary, reportedly Africa's second busiest, is no mean task. The person on whose shoulders the task falls is the Chief Judge, Justice Opeyemi Oke. What are her plans' Robert Egbe writes. Lagos State prides itself as one of Africa's foremost socio-economic frontiers. Its claims are, in many respects, meritorious. Last May,Read MoreThe post Managing Africa's 'second busiest' judiciary appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
An estate agent, Jetland Proper-ties Limited, has prayed the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere to enter judgment in its favour in a suit against Ecobank Nigeria Limited for alleged breach of contract. It is praying for an order entering final judgment for it against the defendant for N21million, being four per cent agency feeRead MoreThe post Firm seeks judgment in N31.2m suit against bank appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Mr. Steven Unachukwuteaches in the Faculty of Law, Anambra State University, Awka. In this interview with Legal Editor John Austin Unachukwu, he shares his views on falling standards of education, the anti-corruption fight and the Anambra State election. There are concerns about the falling standards of legal education. What is your reaction to this' IRead MoreThe post 'Sanction fake whistleblowers' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Acting Director-General (DG) of theNational Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Mr. Ademola Magbojuri has said the agency is prosecuting over 64 cases. According to him, the figure would have been higher but for a deliberate policy to explore other means of stemming the drug counterfeiting menace. The DG, who spokeRead MoreThe post 'NAFDAC prosecuting over 64 cases' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Apart from several former governors whose trials have lasted for over 10 years, some other high-profile cases are still pending in courts. JOSEPH JIBUEZE highlights some of the cases and why they have been delayed. In Nigeria, there is a perception that justice is for the rich. When the rich and powerful are brought toRead MoreThe post Will their trials ever end' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Domestic and sexual violence are twin societal vices that have ravaged humanity since the beginning of time. Unfortunately, with the passage of time, they have become increasingly more regular and widespread. The consequences, which include physical, psychological, social and health risk factors are quite devastating for both the victims and their loved ones. Available recentRead MoreThe post How Lagos is tackling domestic, sexual violence appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
An aged man, Isiaka Alade, has been arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl (names withheld). Alade was arraigned before Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya on a one- count charge of child defilement contrary to section 137 Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011. According to the prosecutor,Mrs T.N. Aderiye, the defendant, whoRead MoreThe post Man arraigned for allegedly raping girl, 14 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Some detainees have accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of torturing them emotionally and psychologically. But, the commission has denied the allegations. JOSEPH JIBUEZE recalls two instances of such allegations against the EFCC and its strident denial. Aformer Administrative Secretary at the Kwara State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) MrRead MoreThe post Does EFCC 'torture' detainees' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
After four years of trial, an Ikeja high court has discharged and acquitted a 55-year-old nurse, Nkese Iroakasi, of the offence of murder. Justice Raliat Adebiyi pronounced Iroakasi not guilty of the murder of her ward, Eno Bassey, aged nine. The court held that the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. IroakasiRead MoreThe post Court acquits nurse of murder charge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Legal experts in the oil and gas industry will gather in Lagos to fashion a roadmap for effective implementation of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). It will hold at the Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi, from Thursday to Friday. Managing Director of Bromshy Communications Limited, an oil and gas legal training consultancy firm, Ms. RaqeebahRead MoreThe post Legal experts to examine PIGB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Federal agencies fail to remit N1.695tr
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
NNPC in N3.115tr deficit The Senate ad-hoc committee probing misuse and under remittance of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) has uncovered over N1.695 trillion unremitted by Federal Government agencies. The committee is also investigating other fraudulent activities in collection, accounting, remittance and expenditure of IGR. The nine-member committee headed by Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola, inRead MoreThe post 'Federal agencies fail to remit N1.695tr' appeared first on The Nat 

Stakeholders flay BPE, others over INTELS' crisis
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Stakeholders in the maritime industry have, at a forum in Lagos, urged the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to reconsider its position over the termination of its the pilotage services contract with the nation's oil and gas logistics giant, Intels Nigeria Limited (INTELS). This, they said, will restore investors' confidence in the interestRead MoreThe post Stakeholders flay BPE, others over INTELS' crisis appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Customs deploys over 800 officers to combat smuggling
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
ABOUT 800 senior officers of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit ( FOU) Zone 'A' , Ikeja, have been deployed to the remote areas of major towns and villages around the border areas to increase the anti-smuggling war's tempo. This is to curb smuggling as we approach the Yuletide, it was learnt. TheRead MoreThe post Customs deploys over 800 officers to combat smuggling appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Right to life: Ember months' new song
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
It is countdown to the end of the year and the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) says it is carrying its right to life campaign to all nooks and crannies of the country to make the roads safer, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE. The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) mandate appeared simple: To make the roads safeRead MoreThe post Right to life: Ember months' new song appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Usman pledges effective service delivery
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) Managing Director, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman has assured stakeholders of effective service delivery. She made the pledge during a stakeholders meeting in Warri, Delta State Addressing over 300 stakeholders at the meeting, she promised to make the seaports world standard. Usman said the current management would do all within itsRead MoreThe post Usman pledges effective service delivery appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Forex: CBN boosts liquidity with $195m
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday injected $195 million into the Inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market. Figures obtained from the bank indicate that the CBN offered $100 million to authorized dealers in the wholesale segment of the market, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received the sum of $50 million. Those requiring foreignRead MoreThe post Forex: CBN boosts liquidity with $195m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Osinbajo: Nigeria yet to overcome Malabu scandal
Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is still suffering the consequences of lack of transparency involved in the award of OPL 245 to Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd in 1998. Speaking yesterday in Jakarta, Indonesia, at a conference on beneficial ownership organised by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Osinbajo also said hidden corporate ownership posesRead MoreThe post Osinbajo: Nigeria yet to overcome Malabu scandal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Investors resumed trading on the shares of Oando Plc yesterday as the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) lifted the full suspension placed on the shares of the indigenous energy group. The NSE meanwhile replaced the full suspension with a technical suspension, implying that while trading will continue unhindered on the shares of Oando, there will beRead MoreThe post Stock Exchange removes full trading suspension on Oando appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Technology is redefining every facet of human endeavour. From health, agric, education and communication to many others, technology has changed everything. The General Manager, Uber sub-Saharan Africa, Alon Lits, says multi-modal transport powered by technology is the best way to promote entrepreneurship, relieve pressure on infrastructure, and deliver safe and efficient transport that helps peopleRead MoreThe post Tech in transportation'll promote entrepreneurship, others appeared first on 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Technology change has happened both quickly and imperceptibly. The very first connections between computers, nearly 50 years ago, have been transformed into a wave of connectivity that covers the planet. New devices and innovations have given way to harnessing the power of connectivity and functionality unimagined. With these have come challenges with laptop batteries. LUCASRead MoreThe post Coping with laptop batteries appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Parents' reactions to military outreach show how a disease can be a metaphor for national distrust It is regrettable that what ordinarily began as a noble humanitarian gesture by the Nigerian Army ended up in parents rushing to withdraw their children from schools in several states of the federation. The rumour spread like bush fire;Read MoreThe post Monkey pox appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Promotion of gas for domestic use requires government's robust political and financial commitment Like in many other social indices: infant and maternal mortality, literacy, ETC., Nigeria trails Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, and many other countries in West Africa in consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). While Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire consume an average of 250,000MT each,Read MoreThe post LPG consumption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Head of the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Emmanuel Onwubiko has finally erased the last doubts that he is an ethnic jingoist that had hidden behind human rights to push his ethnic agenda. It would be perfectly in order for him to rename his business centre into something like Human Rights Writers AssociationRead MoreThe post Emmanuel Onwubikos Lies Against Python Dance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
From Ikeja Electric (IE), one of Nigeria's pampered electricity distribution companies (DISCOs), having a harsh and grating disco party, by recklessly raiding helpless consumers, for services proudly un-rendered. It is nothing but a voodoo business model. That model is simple: be the last to render service ' ifany. But be the first to tenderRead MoreThe post From Ikeja Electric: Voodoo business model appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Hon. Arinzechukwu Awogu, a human right activist, is a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA. He is the Senior Special Assistant to Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano on Political Matters. He spoke with reporter in Awka, the state capital, on the chances of his principal in the November 18 governorship election. Why doRead MoreThe post 'Why Obiano deserves second term' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Many Nigerians want the All Progressives Congress (APC) to unite and put its house in order, ahead of future elections. As the party prepares for its National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Caucus meetings in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), next week, Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU highlights the challenges confronting the ruling party,Read MoreThe post APC and challenge of crisis resolution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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