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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [31 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 31 October, 2017.

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The National Caucus of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Monday night met at the new Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. The meeting kicked off at exactly 8.30pm when President Muhammadu Buhari walked in with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. A National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu walked alongside Chief Bisi AkandeRead MoreThe post Buhari, Tinubu, APC caucus meet in Aso Rock appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Her Majesty, Queen Mxima of the Netherlands, is expected in Nigeria between Monday 30, October and Thursday 2, November 2017. The Dutch Queen is visiting Nigeria in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). QueenRead MoreThe post Queen of Netherlands visits Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Mustapha is SGF Sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General Ayo Oke are to be quizzed by the anti-graft agencies. After the Presidency announced the officers' sack yesterday, there were calls that they be handed over to the anti-graft agencies. A statement issued byRead MoreThe post Buhari hands over Lawal, Oke to anti-graft agencies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday reiterated his confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari. He also denied any rift between him and the President. Theformer Lagos State Governorspoke with reporters at the State House in Abuja after a meeting with President Buhari. The meeting was a prelude to the party's National Caucus meetingRead MoreThe post Tinubu: I've confidence in Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called off a loan to Nigeria that would have helped fund the country's budget. It has instead redirected the money to specific projects, a vice president at the lender said yesterday, according to Reuters. The AfDB had been in talks with Nigeria for around a year to release theRead MoreThe post AfDB calls off proposed $400m loan to Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The National Caucus of the All Progressive Congress (APC) met last night at at the new Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja. The meeting is a prelude to the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party billed for the party secretariat today. The caucus is a collection of the leaders of theRead MoreThe post Buhari presides over APC caucus meeting in Aso Villa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Ex-President to ex-PDP chief: deposit N1b for transport to Abuja Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday challenged the witness summon issued on him by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to appear today to testify as a defence witness in the trial of former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh. The witnessRead MoreThe post Jonathan urges court to void Metuhs request to compel him to testify appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Ahead of today's National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a group of youths yesteday protested at the party's National Secretariat, demanding the sack of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC). Members of the Save APC and Democracy Youth Vanguard, who carried placards, disrupted the flow of traffic around theRead MoreThe post Protesters demand Oyegun's removal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Has the Federal Government acted right by sacking ex-Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and ex-National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General Ayo Oke' Opinions are divided, report GBADE OGUNWALE, OSAGIE OTABOR and TONY AKOWE What should happen next after yesterday's sack of ex-Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal,Read MoreThe post Mixed reactions trail Fed Govt's sack of Lawal, Oke appeared first on The Nation N 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhariyesterday met with Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The leaders discussed issues bordering on the situation in Togo, Liberia, among others. The meeting also deliberated on issues of mutual benefit to the countries. Speaking with reporters said: 'It is a great honour and privilege to be in AbujaRead MoreThe post Buhari, Ouattara meet over Togo, Liberia, other issues appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
More Nigerians are voluntarily coming out to pay taxes thanks to the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). The scheme has fetched $50 million, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Chairman Babatune Fowler has said. VIADS was introduced in July as an initiative designed to encourage voluntary disclosure of undisclosed assets and income forRead MoreThe post FIRS rakes in $50m through VAIDS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
There was pandemonium yesterday at Ijebu-Igbo, the headquarters of Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State, following the killing of a member of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) identified simply as Seyi. Angry residents and transporters thronged the popular Station Road junction as early as 7 a.m where the killing reportedlyRead MoreThe post Mayhem at Ijebu-Igbo over killing of RTEAN member appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Chocoa Amsterdam, the biggest show in Europe dedicated to Cocoa and Chocolate has announced international cooperation with Cocoa Festival Eti-Oni, Osun State.In its latest newsletter, Chocoa Amsterdam said Chocoa has gained a prominent position on the calendar of many international cocoa events, saying it was proud to cooperate with other events in Europe, Latin AmericaRead MoreThe post Chocoa Amsterdam partners Cocoa Festival Eti-Oni appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Modupe Marc-Dawodu is the Managing Director at Marcforte Business Consulting. A certified executive coach by the Certified Coaches Federation, Marc-Dawodu serves as a coach to several executives on various levels, in the areas of executive presence, communication skills and executive thinking. In this interview with GBENGA ADERANTI, she speaks about the business of management consultancy,Read MoreThe post Why many businesses in Nigeria do not go beyond the first generation Marcforte Business Con 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Google Maps has come a long way since its 2005 launch. What was once a simple web-based application has become increasingly indispensable tool that many of us use on a daily basis. Thing is, when something becomes as widely used as Maps, it's easy to forget just how much easier it makes your life. OnRead MoreThe post Five ways Google maps make life easier appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna plans to spend over N1 billion on new equipments and completion of projects in 2018, its Chief Medical Director, Prof. Abdulkadir Tabari, has said. Tabari told newsmen on Monday in Kaduna that the hospital has uncompleted projects spanning over the last five years. He said that the focus would beRead MoreThe post Hospital to spend N1 bn on equipment, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The University of Lagos has published the 2017/18 merit admission recommended list of students for the institution. See link to the admission in the faculties. FACULTY OF ARTS FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONS FACULTY OF EDUCATIONFACULTY OF ENGINEERING FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES FACULTY OF LAW FACULTY OF SCIENCE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES COLLEGE OF MEDICINERead MoreThe post UNILAG 2017/2018 admission list appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday congratulated Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on his appointment as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos ( Unilag ). 'Being a product of the university himself, I am proud to say that his appointment is thoroughly deserved; Prof. Ogundipe does not need any introduction in the academicRead MoreThe post Ambode hails Ogundipes appointment as Unilag VC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Federal University Birnin-Kebbi ( FUBK ) governing council, has approved the appointment of Prof. Bello Shehu, as the new Vice Chancellor of the university for a single term of five years. This approvalwas contained in a statement issued on Monday by the registrar of the university, Mr IbrahimMungadi. Mungadi said that the appointment ofRead MoreThe post FUBK gets new Vice Chancellor appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Justice Ayo Salami, no doubt, elicits different personalities, depending on what side he is being viewed from. Generally, he is seen as a courageous, pious and incorruptible judge. Justice Salami was born on October 15, 1943 in Ganma, in Kwara State. He obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) at the Provincial Secondary School, KanoRead MoreThe post THE MAN JUSTICE SALAMI appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Sergeant Taiwo Owoeye of the Nigerian Army, suspected of killing a commercial motorcyclist, also known as Okada rider, Abubakar Alhaji, last January 27, is to be charged with 'wilful murder'. Head of the Nigerian Army legal team Bola Oyebanji disclosed this before a Presidential Investigation Panel for the Southwest. The panel was set up byRead MoreThe post Soldier for trial over Okada rider's death appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, will have to look for another person to chair the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) after former Court of Appeal President Justice Isa Ayo Salami turned down the offer. There are concerns over potential conflict of interests by some of the committee'sRead MoreThe post What next after Salami's rejection of appointment' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The role of law and regulation in insurance was the theme of the first annual seminar of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Business Law (SBL) Insurance and Pensions Committee. JOSEPH JIBUEZE reports. Lawyers and insurance experts have called for stricter enforcement of insurance laws and regulations. It will lead to confidence in theRead MoreThe post Wanted: stricter enforcement of insurance laws, regulation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Over 1,000 participants including 100 law firms are expected at the 2017 ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards, the organisers have said. Awards convener and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Legal Blitz Ltd, publisher of ESQ Legal Practice magazine, Lere Fashola, said this year's edition would stand out following the introduction of innovative features. Some of theRead MoreThe post SANs, firms, others to get ESQ's legal awards appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Aleading oil producer, the Aiteo Group, has briefed a London law firm, Mishcon de Reya and Washington-based Covington & Burling. It was learnt that the company's Executive Vice Chairman Benedict Peters directed that the law firms be engaged to address likely politically-motivated issues that may arise from its operations. Mishcon de Reya is one ofRead MoreThe post Diezani: Firm briefs UK, US lawyers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Many decades after the Eastern Ports came into being, a flat bottom ship, has berthed at the Calabar Port. The vessel, MV' Desert Ranger, weighing about 62,000 metric tonnes, made history as the largest ship to call at the port despite its draft limitations. The heavy vessel, which sailed from Greece, was laden with 60,000Read MoreThe post History as large vessel berths in Calabar Port appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
About $800 billion would be required to fix critical transport infrastructure deficit in the next 37 years, a finance expert, Opeyemi Agbaje, has said. Agbaje, who is the Chief Executive Officer of RTC Advisory Services Limited, said aviation alone would require about $50 billion to address gaps in airport and air navigation facilities. He disclosedRead MoreThe post '$800b needed in 37 years to fix transport infrastructure deficit' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Under the National Broadband Policy, Nigeria is eyeing 30 per cent penetration next year. But the dearth of infrastructure may just make this wishful thinking. Executive Director, Sales Africa, Yahsat, Boyd Chislett, says satellite technology in broadband internet services will make the difference, LUCAS AJANAKU reports. What are the major challenges faced by satellite andRead MoreThe post 'Satellite technology key to broadband penetration ' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Despite its huge number of pedestrians, Lagos roads have remained almost exclusively motorised. But this may soon be over, as the government has unveiled a non-motorised transportation policy. writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE How can Lagos roads be more responsive to the needs of all segments of its population' This is the puzzle the government is setRead MoreThe post Traffic gridlock: Shifting focus to non-motorised option appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Fero Mobile, the fastest growing mobile phone brand, has launched the Royale X2 Smart phone device into the Nigerian market. The Royale X2 is a classic high-end smart phone that runs on the Android Nougat 7.0 operating system. The device comes with a high definition 5.2-inch display screen which has a multi-touch feature and aRead MoreThe post Fero Mobile unveils Fero X2 smartphone appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has urged its members to keep supporting the Federal Government's trade facilitation programme. Investigations have revealed that the association mandated its members to follow all Customs' rules and regulations associated with quick cargo clearance as the 'Ember' months and the Yuletide season approach. The association's Public RelationRead MoreThe post ANLCA urges members on trade facilitation appeared first o 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
It's a story the Inspector-General of Police and prison authorities should show interest in The media report of a prison inmate, one Mr.Ifeanyi Ezenwa, who parades Abuja with armed prison escorts, even though he is also wanted by the police, runs like a block buster movie. Mr Ezenwa, alias Igwe, or Dr Sam Attah, andRead MoreThe post Kuje's very important prisoner appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Dana Air has been named the Best Customer Service Airline for the fourth year running at the Nigerian Customer Experience Management Conference and Awards, which held in Abuja last week. The award was presented to the airline at the fifth edition of the conference with the theme: 'The Move from Customer Service to Customer Experience.'.Read MoreThe post Dana Air wins customer service award appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aireon LLC of United States on exploring the deployment of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system in Nigeria. In a statement, its Managing Director, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, said the ADS-B solution, which is a recognised next generation standard for surveillance andRead MoreThe post NAMA seals deal on space-based navigation system appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Payment of pension to ex-Biafran police officers though belated, is good About 400 ex-Biafran police officers from the old Eastern Region (now South-East and South-South), had reasons to jubilate recently when they were paid their pension in Enugu. The payment to police officers in the Nigeria Police Force who were first dismissed by the FederalRead MoreThe post A welcome development appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
MTN Nigeria has partnered with the Federal Government to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ensuring healthy lives and promoting the wellbeing of all across the country. Specifically, the telco, through its corporate social responsibility vehicle, MTN Foundation, is focusing on combating maternal and child mortality through its Yellow Heart InitiativeRead MoreThe post Fed Govt, MTN partner on achieving SDG appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Team Nicademia has won the 2017 Changemaker Challenge, organised by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), an arm of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Nicademia is an online distribution platform for African-inspired animations and cartoons that seek to promote African culture, traditions and values to the world. The USPF Changemaker Challenge 2017 is a nationwideRead MoreThe post Nicademia wins 2017 USPF Changemaker Challenge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Every new day seems to dawn with new demons. Today's burns your ears and you think it could never be worse; but tomorrow's news seeks to burst your tympanum and your chest threatens to explode. The other day, it was discovered that a police inspector was buried in a standing position. Some conjecture that heRead MoreThe post Sons of perdition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
A chieftain of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Hon. Opeyemi Falegan, has vowed to resist inposition of candidate in next year's primary. The act of playing smartness and displaying of arrogance to the disadvantage of the party members, which has become the only trade mark of the governor will be checkmated, heRead MoreThe post Falegan: Imposition 'll not stand in Ekiti appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Dr. Adebayo Orire is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State. He spoke with reporters in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on his ambition and other partisan issues. Excerpts: What is your assessment of the political situation in Ekiti State' Ekiti State is 21 years old and weRead MoreThe post Why power must shift in Ekiti, by aspirant appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The 2019 presidential election is more than two years away, but the build-up towards the exercise has started in earnest, particularly within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI looks at the chances of some of the aspirants. SINCE the Supreme Court judgment in favour of the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee,Read MoreThe post PDP aspirants eyeing Buhari's job appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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