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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 1 November, 2017.

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Multi-award winning African-American music star Akon is to host the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) scheduled to hold on November 12 at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to a statement by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA yesterday, the Senegal-bornRead MoreThe post Music Superstar, Akon, to host AFRIMA 2017 in Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Three suspected armed robbers were yesterday reportedly beaten to death aggrieved resident in Akure, the Ondo state capital. The deceased were accused of snatching two motorcycles from their owners along the popular Hospital Road. They were said to have been arrested and beaten by passers-by following an alarm raised by one of the victims. SourcesRead MoreThe post Mob beat three armed robbers to death in Ondo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday pledged the cooperation of the National Assembly with the executive to ensure better administration of the country. Saraki gave the indication when he fielded questions from State House Correspondents after an interactive dinner hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari in honour of principal officers of the National Assembly in Abuja.Read MoreThe post Legislative, Executive will cooperate for good governance Saraki appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday challenged Nigerians to rededicate themselves toward building a nation they would be proud to bequeath to unborn generations. 'We must make sacrifices toward building a nation of our dream. It certainly cannot be easy, but it is very possible,' Osinbajo said at the official inauguration of a 10,000 capacityRead MoreThe post Osinbajo wants total commitment toward building a new Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
No fewer than 600 youths will be trained on employability skills during the Edo Jobs 2017 summit holding from October 31 to November 8 in Benin City, the Edo State capital. The Coordinator of the Edo Jobs 2017 Summit, Mrs Ukinebo Dare, disclosed this during an interview with journalists on the sideline of the jobRead MoreThe post Edo Jobs Summit: Over 600 youths undergo employability skills training appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari won a major backing yesterday. The National Executive Committee (NEC)of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its national caucus passed a vote of confidence in him . Also given a clean bill was the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun- led National Working Committee (NWC). The caucus met till lateon Mondaynight at the PresidentialRead MoreThe post You've done well, APC Caucus, NEC tell Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
A former President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), Justice Isa Ayo Salami has faulted the terms of reference of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO), which is due for inauguration today. He also said the committee's exercise may amount to time wasting and a huge theatrical show. Justice Salami saidRead MoreThe post Panel's duties may be time wasting, says Salami appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has resumed the probe into the $43.4million cash recovered at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos which led toMonday'ssacking of National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General Ayo Oke by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Presidency said it is in order for anti-graft agencies to probe the former NIA boss and theRead MoreThe post EFCC resumes probe of Osborne's $43.4m cash appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Leading integrated indigenous oil and gas company Oando Plc has posted a profit after tax of N7.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017, boosting shareholders' confidence in the stock. A comparative review of Oando's financials shows positive performance across all indices. Turnover increased by 16 per cent to N383.5 billion from N329.9 billion inRead MoreThe post Oando's N7.1b Q3 profit excites shareholders appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday gave an insight into a possible shake-up of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which will be expanded with the appointment of more ministers. More supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are also to be brought into the government with the constitution of the boards of government agencies, he added.Read MoreThe post Buhari to bring in more ministers in FEC shake-up appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari, in this interview published in the current edition of African Economy, races through a slew of social, political and economic issues in Nigeria. Excerpts: THE war on corruption is so dear to your heart. But critics claim that it is fraught with double standards. What are the efforts to ensure the anti-corruptionRead MoreThe post We won't relapse into recession, says Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Sub-Theme: The Strong Belt of Truth Topic: The Spirit of Truth What is the way out for someone who is saved but still finds himself/herself falling into his old sinful ways' Apostle Paul's analogy of the struggle between the old sinful nature and the new life, and his counsel will be of great helpRead MoreThe post THEME: THE FULL ARMOUR OF GOD (20) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Dr Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says an estimated 200,000 people are living with HIV in Oyo State. He made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ibadan during a courtesy call on Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State at the executive council chamber of the governor's office. The delegation wasRead MoreThe post 200,000 living with HIV in Oyo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Polytechnics in Nigeria have deviated from their original concept of focusing on technical education, Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Dr. Lateef Olatunji has said. He added that polytechnics in the country now do more of arts courses than science and technical oriented courses. Dr Olatunji canvassed reorientation of the polytechnic education to revitalise nations economy development.Read MoreThe post Polytechnics now offer more arts courses appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta ( FUNAAB ), Professor Felix kolawole Salako, on Tuesday received his instruments of office from the Acting Vice Chancellor,Professor Ololade Enikuomehin. Salako who is the sixth Vice Chancellor of the institution, assured that he would be fair to all. He gave the assuranceRead MoreThe post FUNAAB: New Vice Chancellor resumes appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
A Muslim, Prof. Rasheed Jimoh-Ijaodola, has bagged a doctorate degree ( PhD ) in Christian studies at the University of Ilorin. Jimoh-Ijaodola is a Professor of Law and Dean, Oba Erediauwa College of Law of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo. A statement signed by Mr Obajide Ilugbo,Head, Public & External Relations Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor,Read MoreThe post Muslim bags PhD in christian studies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has called for a change of attitude in the fight against corruption. He said corruption had hampered the country's growth and development since it gained independence from Britain in 1960. According to him, the fight against corruption is everybody's responsibility and not only that of public officers. The governorRead MoreThe post Abubakar seeks change of attitude in anti-corruption war appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has charged the Plateau State House of Assembly Service Commission (PSHASC) and Teachers Service Commission (PSTSC) to support his administration's anti-corruption drive. Lalong urged both commissions to comply with due process in order to reduce the cost of governance and block public corruption. He advised them to acquaint themselves withRead MoreThe post Stop corruption in public service, Lalong urges committees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Eastern Bar Forum (EBF) has rejected the ongoing amendment of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) constitution. The NBA began the process by constituting a committee headed by Mallam Yusuf Ali (SAN) to review and update its constitution to deal with contemporary issues. The committee sent out memos requesting its branches to send in memorandaRead MoreThe post Eastern Bar rejects NBA constitution amendment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
ALagos State High Court, Igbosere, has adjourned till November 16, a suit by Infinity Snacks and Beverages Ltd, seeking N2,076,801,430.42 from Stanbic IBTC Bank as damages for alleged breach of contract. In the suit filed by its counsel Olumide Sofowora (SAN) before Justice A. M. Lawal of a Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, the firmRead MoreThe post Firm's N2b suit against bank for Nov. 16 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
TECNO Mobile had unveiled its latest device, the PHANTOM 8 in Lagos. The mobile tech giant has also partnered with SLOT Systems to deliver extra value to all its customers. Since the inception of the PHANTOM, the series has increasingly transformed in all ramifications and the PHANTOM 8 is not excluded in this innovation andRead MoreThe post TECNO partners Slot to unveil PHANTOM 8 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Anthony Aboloma yesterday said in partnership with the International Standard Organisation (ISO 700), which is high in all areas of infrastructure will help in upgrading Nigerian's urbanisation standards. Aboloma spoke during the world standard day in Abuja, with: Standard Makes Cities Smarter assuring that they are workingRead MoreThe post SON, ISO 700 set to tackle infrastructural decay appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Customers of LASACO Assurance Plc no longer have to worry much about old age and life after retirement as the firm has resumed the underwriting of Annuity policies that would make beneficiaries earn salaries for a certain period after leaving office. The insurance firm re-commenced the Annuity businesses in collaboration with its appointed experts, FirstRead MoreThe post lasaco resumes sale of annuities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) plans to launch its first national competitiveness report in November. This is part of its efforts in driving the viability of states and spurring viable policies for sustainable prosperity. Speaking on: Competitiveness: The Viable Path to Job Inclusive Growth, its CEO, Chika Mordi said the move would helpRead MoreThe post NCCN to unveil competitiveness survey appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Compliance with the foreign exchange (forex) rules is a task every stakeholder should take seriously. The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), in collaboration with the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), organised sensitisation programmes for Bureaux De Change (BDCs) on the use and deployment of Bank Verification Number (BVN) validation portal. TheRead MoreThe post BDCs take BVN validation, compliance to new heights appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Board of Directors of Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced a revenue of N254.7 billion for nine (9) months ended September 30, 2017. In the statement of the result sent to Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), its board further announced the declaration of an interim dividend of N7,996,902,051 (Seven billion, nine hundred and ninety six million,Read MoreThe post Nigerian Breweries announces results for 2017, declares N7.9b interim dividend appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Value Added Tax (VAT) added N797.51 billion to the Federation Account between January and October this year, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said. Mrs. Adeosun, who made this known in Abuja yesterday, said thenon-oil revenue represents 46.15 per cent of the 2017 VAT budget of N1.728 trillion. She said the figure representedRead MoreThe post Value Added Tax revenue hits N797b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Ecobank Nigeria has organised customer forum for exporters and importers targeted at boosting trade and commerce in the country. The Country Head, Commercial Banking, Ecobank Nigeria, Rotimi Morohunfola, said the forum is one of the several avenues by the bank to support promoters and stakeholders in export and import business. He explained that the engagementRead MoreThe post Ecobank supports import, export trade appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed confidence that the aggressive exploration of the inland basins being driven by the corporation would soon yield success with hydrocarbon finds in commercial quantity. Its Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, expressed the hope when he received a delegation of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)Read MoreThe post NNPC sees commercial oil find in inland basins appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Conoil Plc grew its top-line by about 10 per cent to N70.23 billion in the third quarter as the petroleum-marketing company braced against industry challenges to sustain positive outlook. Key extracts of the nine-month report for the period ended September 30, 2017 showed that Conoil grew its turnover to N70.2 billion in third quarter 2017Read MoreThe post Conoil grows turnover to N70.2b in Q3 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Turning the Ransome-Kuti family house into a museum is good on many fronts Few families would trump the Ransome-Kuti family as icons of education, icons of female rights and icons of general enlightenment, during the 20th century Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, reverend gentleman and ace teacher, was the founding president of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT).Read MoreThe post Tourism honeypot appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
United Nations report says Boko Haram scare still slows down humanitarian work The United Nations is not a body that makes fuss, especially when it regards security of lives and properties. So, when the world organisation announced recently that Boko Haram, the terror band of northern Nigeria, was frustrating its work in that part ofRead MoreThe post Headaches linger appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Its uhuru as King Kenyatta II just won a crushing victory of 98 per cent, in Kenyas gift to the world in monarchical democracy! Its all in the making of Kenya bathetic high drama it called an election re-run. Of course, there is nothing, on the face of it, like monarchical democracy for democracyRead MoreThe post Electoral absurdity made in Kenya appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Gombe State All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Alhaji Abubakar Habu Muazu, has hailed the restoration of peace in the chapter. He urged the party to learn from the protracted crisis, which lasted for two years. He charged the newly elected leadership of the chapter to build on the success of the recently held party congresses.Read MoreThe post Gombe APC 'll triumph in 2019, says Muazu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said that the adoption of Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola as governorship candidate by Governor Fayose will not threaten the opposition party at the poll. The APC chairman, Chief Jide Awe, also described the screening of the local government chairmanship aspirants through Option A 4 as aRead MoreThe post Olusola's adoption can't threaten APC, says Awe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
A former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada, Chief Dare Bejide, has described himself as the aspirant to beat at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), primary in Ekiti State. He described himself as the most senior and experienced PDP aspirant in Ekiti today. 'Well, as far as I am concern, PDP is the party to beatRead MoreThe post Bejide: I'm candidate to beat in Ekiti appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Ede, the country home of late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, the first executive governor of Osun State, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 came alive in no small measure. It once again, as it will be forever, the political hot spot for Osun State. Leading politicians and party faithful of People's Democratic Party extraction, came inRead MoreThe post 'Golden boy' Adeleke empowers constituents appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
A governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Deacon Adekunle Esan, has unveiled his marshall plan for the state. Addressing supporters during a fund-raising ceremony in Clarksville, Maryland, United States of America (U.S.A.), he recalled that he had the privilege of visiting a government establishment in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, some years ago, lamenting that it tookRead MoreThe post Esan unveils development agenda for Ekiti appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has promised to organise a primary that will produce the best governorship candidate for next year's poll. The APC Deputy Chairman, Mrs. Kemisola Olaleye, made the promise in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, at an empowerment programme sponsored by a governorship aspirant, Prince Olatunji Tosin Olofinluyi, for 100Read MoreThe post 'Ekiti APC 'll field best candidate' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday night, passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the party. Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara made this known at the end of a caucus of the party which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said that the meeting also reinforced theRead MoreThe post APC Caucus passes vote of confidence on leadership appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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