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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 27 October, 2017.


Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Nigeria has saved over N216 billion from the importation of rice alone from Thailand and other countries since the nation's domestic mass production flooded the markets under the Anchor Borrowers' Programme (ABP). Prince Niyi Akenzua, the Executive Director, Risk Management and Finance, Bank of Agriculture (BOA) disclosed on Thursday in Ibadan when he visited Gov.Read MoreThe post Nigeria saves N216bn from rice importation BOA appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The post Photo News: Buhari hosts leadership of NASS to dinner appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC), declared in Abuja on Thursday that President Muhammadu Buhari would not disappoint in the fight against corruption. Magu gave the assurance while fielding questions from newsmen on the sideline of a preparatory meeting towards 2018 African Union (AU) conference. The News Agency of NigeriaRead MoreThe post Anti-corruption: Buhari 'll not disappoint, Magu assures appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
A 60-year-old man, Nuhu Mohammed, on Thursday pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter and her 13-year-old friend. Mohammed, who appeared before a Minna Magistrate's Court, is standing trial on a one-count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with two minors. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offence runs contrary to Section 18(2)Read MoreThe post Sexagenarian pleads guilty to raping daughter, friend appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Nigerias fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare will be recognised by her Alumni, University of Texas todayas she will be inducted into the University of Texas at El Paso Hall of fame.Four other alumni who have proved true ambassadors of the institution will be inducted. The criteria for being considered for selection to the UTEP Athletics HallRead MoreThe post Okagbare to be inducted into University of Texas Hall Of Fame today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Two ministers, three ex-ministers, six permanent secretaries and more military officers have been indicted in the $2.1billion arms deals scandal. The indictment is in the fourth report of the Special Investigative Panel on Arms Procurement in the Armed Forces. But one year after the submission of the report, the government is yet to take anyRead MoreThe post $2.1b arms deals: Ministers, perm secs, others indicted appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to present the 2018 budget estimates to the National Assembly. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the plan yesterday. Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma told reporters after the meeting: We did promise that the budget will be ready in October and it is ready in October.Read MoreThe post Budget ready for National Assembly appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
THE Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has described the summon issued on former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear in court as judicial persecution. It vowed to resist any attempt to humiliate the former president. An Abuja Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Okon Abang, had subpoenaed Jonathan as a witness for former spokesmanof Peoples DemocraticRead MoreThe post We'll resist attempt to ridicule ex-president, says IYC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on Aviation on Thursday expressed worry over the deplorable facilities of some airports in the country and declared the Akanu Ibiam Airport unsafe. Sen. Muhammad Adamu (APC), representing Kebbi Central, expressed displeasure during a tour of the facility of the Port Harcourt International Airport. Adamu said that theRead MoreThe post Lawmakers declare Enugu Airport unsafe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to the leadership of the National Assembly over the cancellation of the planned dinner for the lawmakers in the State House. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President was to host the lawmakers to dinner at the new Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja, by 8:30Read MoreThe post Cancelled Dinner: Buhari apologises to lawmakers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
FORMER spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh says he did not intend to humiliate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan by compelling him to testify as defence witness in his trial. Metuh said his choice of Jonathan as a witness is for the ex-President to corroborate his argument that he is innocent of the allegationsRead MoreThe post Metuh: my request to summon Jonathan not to humiliate him appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami yesterday announced that the Federal Government had recovered $85million from the United Kingdom (UK) out of what is due to government in the controversial Malabu oil deal. He said: 'I am also pleased to inform that Nigeria has just recovered the sum ofRead MoreThe post Nigeria recovers $85m Malabu loot from UK appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari yesterday denied receiving two SUVs from Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris as alleged by Senator Isah Misau. The senator reiterated the allegationon Wednesdaywhen he appeared before the senate committee probing the brickbat between him and the police chief. The senator also alleged that the IG doctored hisRead MoreThe post I still ride my personal cars, says Buhari's wife appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
THREE governors, one senator, two professors and Confederation of African Football (CAF) chief yesterday identified post-primary school education as a critical step to guaranteeing a stable and prosperous future for Nigeria. Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode; Bornu State Governor Kashim Shettima and Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson said a well-developed secondary school education system wouldRead MoreThe post Nigeria must get post-secondary education right, say Ambode, Shettima, Dickso 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The federal government recently approved the Road Trust Fund (RTF) as a tax relief scheme to attract private sector involvement in the provision of Federal road infrastructure across the entire country. Assistant Editor, Nduka Chiejina explains what RTF is and what it portends for the nation. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the RoadRead MoreThe post How far can Road Trust Fund go' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
No fewer than 38,000 of the 70,000 applicants that met the requirement for the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy and other title documents under the Ogun State Homeowners' Charter programme have responded for assessment. Governor Ibikunle Amosun stated this during the presentation of land title documents to another batch of beneficiaries at the Oba's Complex,Read MoreThe post Ogun homeowner charter: 38,000 applicants seek assessment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
After an initial hitch, the planned dinner between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly held last night at the new Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. Senate President Bukola Saraki and the entourage initially returned from the gate of the Villa after disagreeing with security officials at the pilot gate.Read MoreThe post Buhari, lawmakers' dinner holds after hitch appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
THE Air Force said yesterday that five Super Mushshak aircraft will soon be added to its fleet from Pakistan to enhance its clearance operations against the Boko Haram terrorist group in the Northeast. It said the development followed the return of four Super Mushshak aircrafts given on loan to it by the Pakistan government toRead MoreThe post NAF procures five Super Mushshak Aircraft to fight Boko Haram appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Lagos State government has revoked the licenses of water and wastewater treatment plants of Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Plc, Agidingbi, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), WEMA Bank Plc, Awolowo Way, Ikoyi and Ocean Parade Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi.The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi, made this known during an endorsement to some of the service providers. Abdullahi said the licenses were revoked following the non-compliance with the state 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Experts in public health have demonstrated that pharmacy-based treatment of hypertension is possible. The Centre for Epidemiology and Health Development (CEHD), Lagos in collaboration with the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Omron Healthcare (OMC) have proved this. It was at a day conference in Lagos, where findings from a study on theRead MoreThe post Research: Adherence to prescription can alter hypertension appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Lagos State government has begun training for commissioners, special advisers and civil servants on new strategies to prevent diseases, especially terminal ones. It expressed concerns that a large percent of workers do not know their health status and a healthy workforce is a productive one. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on HealthRead MoreThe post Lagos trains workers on new strategies to curb terminal diseases appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
It was a large crowd that gathered at Solid Rock Hospital (SRH), Ojodu, Berger, Lagos, to benefit from the free medical services organised by the hospital. Men, women, children, couples, expectant mothers, the sick, and not so sick were all there. It was part of a week-long activity organised to mark its 25th year anniversary.Read MoreThe post 'Overhaul NHIS now' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Among all cancers afflicting women, ovarian cancer is a cancer that is most damaging and self-hiding until very late when little intervention is what is left to help the patient. That is to say, ovarian cancer, is not so easily detectable until very late when available treatment may not be so helpful. Let us discussRead MoreThe post Cancer of the ovary: Avoiding the shadow of death appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 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 longevity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
When pioneer students of the Technical varsity, founded by the Oyo State government, resume next month, they will find they need more than reading their books to make good grades. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Ayobami Salami, said their grades would be determined by the right balance of scores they get in the theoretical andRead MoreThe post Technical varsity to run disruptive model appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, in collaboration with RoboRave International, a US-based robotics education academy, has begun a week-long robotics workshop for 460 elementary, secondary and university students, STEM teachers, robotics enthusiasts, and scientists. Holding at the American corner at the Co-Creation Hub (CCHUB), Yaba, Lagos, it will end at the Olusegun ObasanjoRead MoreThe post US trains 460 students, teachers on robotics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun has accused some Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) of sitting on funds which they ought to have remitted to the Treasury Single Account (TSA). She spoke yesterday on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels TV. The Federal Government had since August, 2015, directed all Ministeries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to makeRead MoreThe post Adeosun: banks still holding TSA money appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The African Development Bank (AfDB)'s new initiative Technologies for African Agriculture initiative will produce 513 million tonnes of additional food across Africa. It will also lift nearly 250 million Africans out of poverty by 2025. A statement from the bank said 25 African countries have written letters, confirming their interest and readiness to participate inRead MoreThe post AfDB targets 513 million tonnes of food production by 2025 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The first set of winners have emerged in the 2017 edition of Ribena/Lucozade's 'Back to School' promotion, exciting shoppers of the products. Five lucky winners of N100, 000 scholarship were given their winnings at the head office of Suntory Beverage and Food Nigeria, Lagos, in the presence of regulatory officials of lottery promos. Suntory BeverageRead MoreThe post Winners emerge in Ribena/Lucozade's 'Back to School' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Nigeria has a large economy with a growing youth population .The bigger challenge is how to absorb the large number of unemployed youths. Experts believe agric entrepreneurship will tackle the problem. This was the focus of the 20th annual lecture of Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) held in Ilorin, Kwara State. Daniel EssietRead MoreThe post Jobs crisis: Agric entrepreneurship to the rescue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Africa's biggest telco MTN and India's Bharti Airtel (operating as Airtel Nigeria) have respectively expressed interest in acquiring 9 Mobile, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria. Earlier in the year, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had to save the company from collapse when the foreign investors pulled out of the company and stripped it ofRead MoreThe post 'Why competitors want to acquire 9 Mobile' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has said that the confidence labour has in the present administration when it came to power in 2015 is gradually waning, as all efforts geared towards fighting corruption have become a mirage. In a press statement signed by its National President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Secretary General, Musa-LawalRead MoreThe post 'Our confidence in this govt is waning' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Celebrates 10th anniversary Itel Mobile, has unveiled its latest mobile devices- itel S12 and S32 at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.This is part of its 10th anniversary. Speaking at the event, its Marketing Communications Manager, Oke Umurhohwo, said the newly launched itel Selfie centric phones are affordable, sleek and of high quality. The newly launched phones sellsRead MoreThe post itel lauches affordable dual camera phones appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Nigeria has saved over $600 million (about N216billion) from stoppage of rice importation through its domestic mass production under the Anchor Borrowers' Programme (ABP), the Bank of Agriculture (BoA), has said. The figure represents a fraction of a staggering $22billion (N7.92trillion) spent on importation of foods into the country yearly before the advent of theRead MoreThe post Nigeria saves N216b from local rice production appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Kwese TV, owned by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, started operations in Nigeria about a week ago. Kwese TV came to the country with decoders and satellite dishes available to subscribers, indigenous family contents, and the biggest sub-saharan sports channel, Kwese Sports. Kwese Sports is the largest sub-Saharan sports channel with 100 million viewers in 25Read MoreThe post Kwese TV may break Supersports' monopoly appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
SIR: The recent revelation by the wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on the deplorable condition of the Aso Rock Clinic, Abuja is quite disturbing. As the matriarch of the nation's first family and its chief caregiver, Mrs Buhari owes her family the sacred duty of ensuring that their well-being and healthcare needs areRead MoreThe post Corruption and the health sector appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Good one for inter'regional cooperation, en route to re-federalising the polity The holding of a Southern Governors meeting, in Lagos on October 23, further underscores the imperative of routine inter-regionalcooperationamong states, as a route to correcting Nigeria's suspect federalism. But that that meeting came to be, 12 clear years after an earlier one held alsoRead MoreThe post Southern governors' rally appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
CBN must tread softly not to trample on the innocent The Federal Government may have finally opened a vital flank in the anti-corruption fight. The ruling it procured last week from the Federal High Court in Abuja directing all commercial banks in the country to freeze all bank accounts that are devoid of the BankRead MoreThe post BVN: make haste slowly appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Are we perchance going to witness a season of insomnia for our state governors soon' Some context first: recall that President Muhammadu Buhari recently whooped state governors wondering how they could in good conscience find sleep while their workers go to bed on empty stomach. He could neither understand nor live it down, he toldRead MoreThe post Ortom's autumnal and guber insomnia appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi spoke with reporters in Lagos on his tenure and why the people should not re-elect his successor, Governor Willy Obiano, during the November 18 poll. EMMANUEL OLADESU was there. Sir, how is the campaign going' It is going on very well. Electioneering is tough, especially in our country whereRead MoreThe post 'Obiano does not deserve second term' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
A Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, the Yoruba Patriotic Movement (YPM) has adopted the Ogun State candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in the 2015 general elections Otunba Rotimi Paseda to re contest in the coming 2019 gubernatorial race in the state. The chairman of the group Hon. Oladosu Oladipo, disclosed this recently during aRead MoreThe post Group endorses Paseda for governor appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
A Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Adeleke Tella, has said that royal blessings of the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, are critical to the achievement of power shift to Ogun West in 2019. Tella, who hails from Ilaro inRead MoreThe post Power shift: Ogun West courts Alake, Awujale appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Obalufon Alayemore of Efon Kingdom in Ekiti State, Oba Emmanuel Adesanya Aladejare, has said traditional rulers will not rest, until they are given constitutional roles in the polity. The first class monarch described constitutional roles for monarchs as part of the restructuring, being demanded in some quarters describing them as the closest to theRead MoreThe post Ekiti monarch: Traditional rulers should play constitutional roles appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
A GROUP, the New Nigeria Nationalists (NNN), has lamented the absence of good leadership in the country. It warned that the slide may continue, until Nigerians actively participate in the electoral process. The group said political parties have failed Nigeria, alleging that the over 100 billion dollars looted in Nigeria in the last 15 yearsRead MoreThe post Why leadership crisis persists by group appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
It was a night of cheers and banters. Friends and associates of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, converged on Oriental Hotel Lekki, Lagos last weekend to celebrate his 61stbirthday. Drawn mainly from Lagos and the south west, the associates included men and women from various professional associations. There were aRead MoreThe post 'Kwankwaso, a dependable leader' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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