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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 26 October, 2017.

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
English Premier League clubside Leicester City have signed on Frenchman Claude Puel as their new manager on a three-year deal. Former Southampton boss Puel replaced Craig Shakespeare who was sacked last week with Leicester, the 2016 English champions, third-bottom of the table. 'It's a great privilege to become the new manager of Leicester City 'Read MoreThe post Leicester City name Puel as manager appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Presidency yesterday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacked the moral right to criticise President Muhammadu Buharis administration over the botched reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina. Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu described Maina as one of the monsters created by the former PDP government which are still active long after the party was defeated in theRead MoreThe post Presidency: Jonathan govt officials, Maina shared loot appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
A FEDERAL High Court in Abuja has ordered former President Goodluck Jonathan and his former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki to testify before it on Monday. Justice Okon Abang gave the order yesterday in a ruling on the invitation of the two men by former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh as defence witnesses.Read MoreThe post Metuhs trial: Court orders Jonathan to appear on Monday appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The search for an head for the National Judicial Council (NJC) committee to monitor graft cases continues as Justice Isa Ayo Salami turns down the offer, exclusively reports Yusuf Alli. Former President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) Justice Ayo Salami (retd) has rejected his appointment as the Chairman of the Corruption and Financial CrimeRead MoreThe post Salami rejects appointment to monitor graft cases appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isa Hamma Misau, yesterday accused Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, of manipulating his retirement age. Misau, who appeared before the Senate committee investigating the allegations against the IGP, told the panelists that the police boss employed four civilians in his office with the salary of the rank ofRead MoreThe post IGP Idris manipulated his retirement age, says Misau appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the North East Development Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2017. This is contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Senator Ita Enang. The Act establishes the North-East Development Commission with the mandate to receive and manage funds allocated by the FederalRead MoreThe post Buhari signs Northeast Development Commission Bill appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
OWING to limited spaces in the universities, only 30 per cent out of the 1.7 million candidates who wrote the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) will be admitted this year, National Universities Commission (NUC) Executive Secretary Prof. Abubakar Rasheed has said. Prof. Rasheed spoke at a one-day public hearing on the regulatory conflict between JAMBRead MoreThe post Only 30 per cent UTME candidates ll be admitted this year, says NUC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Federal High Court in Abuja heard yesterday how the wife of former Chief of Air Staff (COAS), Alex Badeh and his two sons escaped to the United States (U.S.) on learning that they were being investigated in relation to alleged fraud involving Badeh. A prosecution witness, Abubakar Madaki, who testified at yesterdays proceedings in theRead MoreThe post How Badehs wife, two sons escaped to U.S., says witness appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Controversial ex-civil servant Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina may have been smuggled out of the country to an unknown destination through Niger Republic, it was learnt last night. Security sources believe Niger Republic is the 'usual route' of the sacked chairman of the Presidential task Force on Pension Reform. It was also learnt the the Economic andRead MoreThe post EFCC finds N650m in accounts linked with Maina appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The level of poverty in the northern part of the country is alarming and remains a major reason why peace is elusive, Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II said yesterday. Speaking at the Union Bank Plc Centenary Anniversary tagged: 'The Next 100: A Call to Action' in Lagos, he said Zamfara State has 91 perRead MoreThe post Poverty rate in the North alarming, says Sanusi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
There is nothing legally wrong with President Muhammadu Buhari's order for the disengagement of former Chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina, according to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dr Paul Ananaba. There have been disagreements over whether the president has the powers to unilaterally sack Maina following his re-instatement. Activist-lawyerRead MoreThe post Maina: Buhari violated no law, says SAN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
In just eight states in Nigeria, over N150 billion worth of projects have been left to rot away, reports Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu; Yusufu Aminu Idegu, Jos; Justina Asishana, Minna; Sunny Nwankwo, Aba; Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta; Rosemary Nwisi, Port Harcourt; Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa and Damisi Ojo, Akure and Bassey Anthony, Uyo Once celebrated as greatRead MoreThe post Burden of abandoned projects appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The 18-storey five-star Tower Hotel project has remained a subject of controversy in Bayelsa State. The spiral structure was designed to be the tallest building in the state and a hotel of aesthetic beauty and excellence that would promote the state's tourism potential. It was conceived to be a facility of choice for international conferencesRead MoreThe post Bayelsa five-star hotel sits in limbo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
When the idea of establishing model schools in Ogun State was mooted by Governor Ibikunle Amosun during the early stage of his first term in office, it was greeted with great enthusiasms by parents and pupils across the state. According to Amosun, the concept of the multi-million naira model schools was to redefine secondary schoolRead MoreThe post Abandoned project in Ogun appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Monorail Project in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, was conceived and began by the former governor of state, now Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, in his first tenure as governor in 2008. It was designed to cover 12 kilometers at the cost of N50 billion. But as at the point of 2.6 kilometre, itRead MoreThe post Abandoned Rivers state Monorail project appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
At 70, a don and healer, Prof Adebukola Adefule-Ositelu, shares her secrets of longevity with OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA Looking radiant and buoyant, Prof Adebukola Adefule-Ositelu was quick to tell this reporter that contentment and keeping faith with ones creator is the secret behind her hitting 70 years on earth. It was at her 70th birthday celebration.Read MoreThe post Secrets of longetivity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Few foods are as cool as a cucumber. These low-calorie veggies contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties and valuable nutrients. There are hundreds of varieties of cucumber, and they come in dozens of colors, but the edible types are classified as being for either slicing or pickling, according to Cornell Universitys Growing Guide. SlicingRead MoreThe post Cucumber: Health benefits, nutrition facts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Monkey pox, caused by monkey virus, a cause of human tissue cancer picked by humans from vaccination against polio, continued to top the Nigerian health talk chat last week. More deaths from monkey pox were reported as this viral disease spread to more states. Last week, this column suggested the use of antiviral herbs inRead MoreThe post Herpes simplex virus tameable like monkey virus appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Examination malpractice was the focus of a two-day international summit by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) held in Lagos, last week. With dangers posed by advanced technology and deteriorating values, stakeholders sought ways to protect the validity of test scores, reports KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIE Technology, teaching and pedagogy, curriculum, and societal values have roles toRead MoreThe post WAEC, others battle hydra-headed exam malpractice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
For the first time, the yearly Unilever Ideatrophy, saw more contestants drawn from across Nigerian and Ghana. According to the organiser, the idea was to broaden the scope for more youths who desire first-hand experience in dealing with real life business challenges. The 'Team Triarchy' from Nigeria emerged the overall winner, following a keenly contestedRead MoreThe post Unilever's Ideatrophy contest draws more contestants appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Munachi Ernest-Eze is back in contention for his second Cowbellpedia title. The SS2 pupil of Loyola Jesuit College, Gidan-Mangoro, Abuja, won the junior category of the 2015 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show run by Promasidor Nigeria Ltd. Ernest-Eze will be competing against Tomiwa Olatunbosun of Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesa, Osun State and fourRead MoreThe post Ex-champion makes Cowbellpedia finals appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has banned activities of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) in all state-owned tertiary institutions. Bello announced the proscription during a broadcast. According to him, besides being corrupt, JAC has become a cog in the wheel of development. His words: The Kogi State government is dismayed that trade unionism has lentRead MoreThe post Bello proscribes JAC in state institutions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Outgoing Chief Field officer of the United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF), Sokoto Office, Muhammad Muhuiddin, on Tuesday said the number of Out-of-School-Children (OOSC)' in Sokoto State had dropped from 69 per cent in 2015 to 37 per cent this year. Before the drop, Sokoto had the highest number of OOSC in the country.Read MoreThe post UNICEF: Sokoto halves out-of-school children appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA) will hold its All Administrators' National Conference today and tomorrow at the Nigerian Air force Conference Centre, Abuja. Its President, Mr George Chima, said the theme, 'Administration in contemporary Nigeria: The challenges, gaps and strategies for improvement', would expose practitioners to the practice of administration. He said the conferenceRead MoreThe post Institute holds conference appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Chief Wale Babalakin (SAN), has lamented no Nigerian university ranks among the best 800 in the world. He however expressed hope that Nigerian institutions could return to position of reckoning like used to be the case. In his speech yesterday at the presentation of a book,Read MoreThe post Babalakin bemoans Nigerian varsities ranking appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
A professor of Economics, Covenant University, Ota Ogun State, Isaiah Olurinola, has urged the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment for the informal sector to thrive. He said the informal sector had outperformed the formal sector, describing the former as the greater employer. If properly nurtured, Olurinola said, the informal sector had the potentialRead MoreThe post Grow informal sector, don urges Fed Govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Hassanat Amodu has emerged top at the Annual Quiz Competition for Adult Learners in Lagos. Mrs Amodu, who contested in the English Language category, and represented Apapa Local Government, slammed nine others to win a refrigerator at the grand finale of the contest organised by Lagos State Agency for Mass Education. Similarly, Mrs Mojisola TaiwoRead MoreThe post Business woman wins adult quiz contest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
No fewer than 31 per cent per cent of public schools teachers in Sokoto State are unqualified, Chairman, Sub-committee on state of emergency in the education sector Dr. Shadi Sabeh has said. He said the teachers were, however, trainable and their qualifications would be consolidated to fit them into the classrooms. This was part ofRead MoreThe post 31% of Sokoto teachers 'unqualified' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Oluwabukola Folasire, a 23-year-old student of the University of Ibadan (UI), has found herself in two time-consuming turfs. She is studying Law, a discipline that requires constant reading, and operating a mobile kitchen to earn extra income. The final year Law student tells MERCY ADEDIGBA (200-Level Communication and Language Arts) how she combines her studiesRead MoreThe post Good at law, gifted as cook appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The massive hall of the Landmark event centre, Victoria Island was packed with 1,393 final year students who successfully graduated from the second edition of the Ready Set Work (RSW) initiative of the Lagos State Government last Tuesday. The students drawn from six tertiary institutions namely: Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), LagosRead MoreThe post 1,393 work-ready students to make Lagos proud appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
President of the Yaba College of Technology Alumni Association (YABATECH), Pastor Martins Oluwafemi has called for an urgent review of education policy, especially the area of technology education. Speaking at a workshop organised by the alumni in commemoration of the college's 70th anniversary last week, Oluwafemi said technology education was yet to make significant impactRead MoreThe post YABATECH alumni seek review of education policy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba, has inuagurated an eight-member task force to evict disengaged lecturers from their offices and staff quarters. No fewer than 100 lecturers were sacked by the school, following the directive of Governor Yahaya Bello to dismiss any staff who did not resume after a strike by the local chapter of theRead MoreThe post Kogi varsity ejects sacked lecturers from homes, offices appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State, Prof Igbekele Ajibefun, has hailed the school's alumni for supporting the management to realise its goals. The VC's commendation followed a donation of computers to the school by members of the alumni association during their 2017 convention, which held on the campus lastRead MoreThe post Your support has made AAUA better, VC tells alumni appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has appointed a former students' leader, Chuks Obele, as Special Assistant on Students' Matters. The governor said he believed the appointment would bring about an improved relationship between his government and the youth. Obele, a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, is former national treasurerRead MoreThe post Ex-NANS leader appointed Anambra governor's aide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
I have mentioned this story on this page before, but it is worth recounting. A former colleague of mine has consistently said he will never 'forgive Nigeria' for killing his father. Since his fathers the death over five years ago, it appears something snapped in him. No matter how convincing you may sound, he holdsRead MoreThe post The sleep of death (II) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
John Inyene and Kuseme Iseh have bagged a First Class at the Nigerian Law School, becoming first graduates of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) to achieve the feat. The two graduates were among the 29 law graduates who finished with a First Class at the 2017 Call-to-Bar ceremony held last Saturday. John, who was theRead MoreThe post Two UNIUYO students bag First Class at Law School appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Co-founder of BudgIT Oluseun Onigbinde, and an, equal rights activist, Olumide Makanjuola, will join speakers at the West African regional conference of African Students For Liberty (ASFL), which starts tomorrow. It will hold at the Conference Centre Hall of the University of Ibadan (UI) in Oyo State. The two-day conference, with the theme: 'Creating wealthRead MoreThe post ASFL conference starts tomorrow appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) Pro-chancellor Justice Pearl Enejere (retd) has discussed with the school's Students' Union leaders the accommodation crisis facing the students. IBRAHIM ADEYEMI reports. For students of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), there seems to be better days ahead on their accommodation problem as the Pro-chancellor, Justice Pearl Enejere (rtd), hasRead MoreThe post Solving students' accommodation blues appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Nigeria gas flare rate stands at 12.00percent, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Monthly Financial and Operations Report for August has revealed. The report which was released yesterday in Abuja showed that the 12.00 per cent gas flare rate which translates to 919.73mmscfd compared to 10.03 per cent for the preceding month of July 2017.Read MoreThe post Nigeria's gas flare rate dips to 12% appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Nigerian economy is seemingly on the upturn and remains an attractive destination for foreign investors, seeking sustainable growth opportunities within the continent, a KPMG report has said. It said the Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Telecommunication, Media & Technology and Oil & Gas sectors accounted for about 80 per cent of recent inbound investments intoRead MoreThe post KPMG says economy attractive to foreign investors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Lagos State Government has begun the rehabilitation and upgrade of the second segment of the arterial/inner roads in Epe Local Government Area of the state. At a stakeholders' meeting at the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Naforija, Epe, last week, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Abiola Anifowoshe, said roadRead MoreThe post Lagos gives new lease of life to Epe roads appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The efforts of the Lagos State government and other stakeholders in the built environment to tackle housing deficit, frontally, received a boost on Monday. This is coming on the heels of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding among the Lagos State Government, the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) and a consortium of developers toRead MoreThe post LASG, NMRC, others sign MoU for 20,000 housing units appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Federal Government will sanction any operator who contravenes the rules guiding the operation of the Oil and Gas Free Trade Zones (OGFTA) across the country, its Managing Director, Dr. Umana Okon Umana, has said. The operators are mainly those that bring oil and gas equipment into the country. Umana said this became necessary inRead MoreThe post OGFTA: Govt to sanction erring operators appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The OPEC-non-OPEC producing countries' Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) has said based on the report of its Joint Technical Committee (JTC) for September, OPEC and participating non-OPEC producing countries have achieved a record high conformity level with the voluntary production adjustments, reaching 120 per cent. The JMMC was established following OPEC's 171st Ministerial Conference DecisionRead MoreThe post Oil cut : OPEC records highest conformity in Sept appeared fir 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Relief is on the horizon for internally displaced persons in Maiduguri, Borno State as the Muhammadu Indimi Foundation, a humanitarian organisation founded by the Executive Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, is to build a N600 million solar-powered village of 100 units of 3-room houses for those displaced by Boko Haram inRead MoreThe post Indimi Foundation builds N600m housing estate for IDPs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative ' a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the recognized need to scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest and readiness to participate in TAAT,Read MoreThe post AfDB to guarantee food production appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Propel, the brand name of Propetrol Limited, one of the emerging downstream players, has opened a new service station at Trans Amadi Industrial Layout Road in Rumubiakani, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The latest addition, which was inaugurated on October 20, brings to four the number of Propel service stations in Port Harcourt and 19 acrossRead MoreThe post Propel opens service station in Port Harcourt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Shareholders of Oando Plc will bear the cost of the N160 million forensic audit the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) will carry out on the firm. An official of Oando said over the last six months, the company has watched the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into Oando Plc play out in the mediaRead MoreThe post 'Oando shareholders to bear cost of forensic audit' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Much ado about Aisha It would appear on close scrutiny that there is really not much, after all, to the suspicions and allegations of irregularities attendant on President Muhammadu Buhari's recent appointment of Mrs. Aisha Ahmad, a 40-year old investment banker as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), pending the confirmationRead MoreThe post Key CBN appointments appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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