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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [30 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 30 October, 2017.

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Retired Air Force officer, Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Olufunsho Martins, and his driver, have died after their Ford Explorer Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) plunged into the Lagoon on Saturday night. Their bodies were yesterday recovered. The incident occurred about 10:55pm near the University of Lagos (UNILAG) waterfront on the Third Mainland Bridge. The businessman and hisRead MoreThe post AVM Martins, driver die as SUV plunges into lagoon appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Nestled in one of the high-flown suburbs of Lagos, The Civic Centre was a place for a sober event. Not often do ex-classmates amass big names to a hall to ponder the dynamic of secondary education in Nigeria. Especially at a time like this when few pay attention to our schools. Rather, everyone who canRead MoreThe post Paideia appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Anti-graft agency seals off more houses traced to ex-task force chief in Abuja Detectives have traced about 6m pension funds to a United Kingdom bank account being managed by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation(OHCSF), The Nation learnt yesterday. The cash is being suspected to have been tampered withRead MoreThe post Maina: EFCC finds 6m pension cash in UK bank appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Firm: action ill-advised The Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) has ordered a comprehensive compliance audit of Intels Nigeria Limited's operations in the last 10 years. The Authority said it appointed a team of auditors to examine Intels' books. The firm is a concessionaire of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and a licensee ofRead MoreThe post OGFZA orders 10-year audit of Intels for 'unlawful operations' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Many commercial banks need to raise new capital and boost their capital adequacy ratios for them to drive the desired growth in the economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said at the weekend. The IMF's Mission Chief for Nigeria, African Department, Amine Mati, said the commercial lenders needed recapitalisation to secure fresh funds to boostRead MoreThe post IMF: banks must recapitalise appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
It's a sinister plot, says senator Osun State Police Command has invited Senator Iyiola Omisore, over an alleged assault reported to the command by the late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke in 2014. In a letter titled 'Invitation to Police station' dated October 20, Omisore is expected to meet with Deputy Commissioner of Police (State CriminalRead MoreThe post Police to quiz Omisore over 2014 assault on Adeleke appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Chief executive officers of major telecommunications companies have been invited to an emergency meeting in Abuja over persistent breach of national security with pre-registered SIM cards. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is calling the meeting, following incidents of the sale of pre-registered SIM cards by mobile network operators. The NCC has been under pressure toRead MoreThe post Security breach: NCC summons telecom chief executives to Abuja appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The installation of the National Coordinator of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba will hold on January 13, 2018. A statement by Adams Director of Media and Communication, Femi Adepoju, reads: The palace of the Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has scheduled the installationRead MoreThe post Adams installation as Aare Ona Kakanfo on January 13 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered Senate President Bukola Sakari and House of Representatives Speaker Dogara Yakubu to account for the spending of N500 billion as running cost for the legislative body between 2006 and 2016. The court also ordered them to disclose monthly allowances of each member ofRead MoreThe post Court orders Saraki, Dogara to account for N500b running cost appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Nigerias non-oil sector is growing with N261.92 billion earnings in the second quarter of the year from agric exports, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh has said. Ogbeh spoke at official unveiling of the Nigeria Agribusiness Resource Centre for Agricultural Investment at the weekend in Abuja. He said agricultural export increased by 82Read MoreThe post Nigeria earns N261.9b from Agric exports in second quarter appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, will deliver the 23rd professorial inaugural lecture of Bayero University, Kano (BUK). He was billed to deliver the university's 22nd inaugural lecture on August 18, which did not hold because of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUUs) strike. The professor ofRead MoreThe post Danbatta delivers varsity lecture appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Miyetti-Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-cultural Association has challenged Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom that he has no right to chase its members from the state. This followed the ripples over the state's anti-grazing law. Its National President Alhaji Abdullahi Bodejo, said at the weekend in Abuja that the pastoralists had the same right asRead MoreThe post Herdsmen to Ortom: you cant chase us out of Benue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Unity Bank Plc has grown its total assets to N483.82 billion and gross earnings to N65 billion in the third quarter ended September 30, this year. Its profit before tax stood at N2.72 billion while post-tax profit was N2.45 billion. The result also showed that it has sustained a positive, but modest performance across keyRead MoreThe post Unity Bank grows assets to N483.82b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) in collaboration with the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) has carried out a comprehensive sensitisation of Bureaux de Change (BDCs) on usage and deployment of Bank Verification Number (BVN) Validation Portal provided by the NIBBS. Speaking on the exercise, ABCON President, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, said theRead MoreThe post ABCON sensitises BDCs on BVN validation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc will today close application for its N50 billion rights issue. Application list for the rights issue opened on September 20, 2017 and will close today, Monday October 30. Union Bank is raising N49.745 billion from existing shareholders through a rights issue of 12.133 billion ordinary shares of 50 koboRead MoreThe post Union Bank closes application for N50b rights issue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
For Skye Bank Plc, health is wealth. That is why the leading retail lender, in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, is helping to fight breast cancer by partnering the Care, Organisation and Public Enlightenment (COPE) Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) bringing relief to breast cancer survivors and patients, writes COLLINS NWEZE. SkyeRead MoreThe post Skye Bank, COPE move against breast cancer appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Quoted companies that have not submitted their operational reports and financial statements for the third quarter must submit their reports to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) before the close of work tomorrow in order to avoid poor corporate governance tag and sanctions that may range from N100,000 to about N100 million. Regulatory filing calendar ofRead MoreThe post Quoted firms have tomorrow as deadline to submit Q3 earnings reports appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The board of directors of the Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc has appointed Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri as as the managing director of the company. Jalo-Waziri will resume on November 1, 2017. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the appointment. Mr. Jalo-Waziri replaces Mr. Bola Adeeko, who was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer onRead MoreThe post Haruna Jalo-Waziri takes over as CEO at CSCS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Guinness Nigeria Plc has secured additional N39.7 billion new equity funds from its existing shareholders as shareholders picked up the entire rights offered by the brewer. Guinness Nigeria had offered 684.49 million ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at N58 per share to existing shareholders on the basis of five new shares for every 11Read MoreThe post Guinness Nigeria's N40b rights issue records full subscription appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Maintenance of hospitals is vital to treating Nigerians at home As Nigeria struggles to come to grips with the troubling phenomenon of rampant medical tourism,stakeholders must realise that it cannot be resolved by simple fixes. This is why Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo's recent remark that the emergence of the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) willRead MoreThe post Reducing medical tourism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
SIR: The commencement of payment of pension benefits by Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to Nigeria Police officers who fought on the side of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War from 1966-1970 is a commendable initiative by the present administration. At the end of the Civil War in 1970, officers of the Nigeria Police, militaryRead MoreThe post Pension for ex-Biafran police officers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Conviction of Kebbi's ex-accountant-general raises questions about the lower court's verdict After being discharged and acquitted by a Kebbi High Court, on charges of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretences preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a former Accountant-General of Kebbi State, Mohammed Dakingari, has had his luck reversedRead MoreThe post Deserved 70 years appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
What is the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) blabbing about ' that inanity about 'judicial persecution'' Youths may be callow. But that doesn't mean they should be lexically wayward. That's right ' lexical waywardness is what 'judicial persecution' amounts to. It is such a violent contradiction in terms, for what is 'judicial' (read legal fairness andRead MoreThe post What's IYC blabbing about' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
In this piece, Azuka Okwusa highlights the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Tony Nwoye, at the November 18 poll. The campaign flag-off by Dr. Tony Nwoye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, was a shock to many. The massiveRead MoreThe post ' Nwoye 'll spring surprise' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Anambra State governorship election is scheduled to take place barely 20 days from now. Yet, some parties are still battling to put their houses in order. One of such parties is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which parades two caretaker committees ahead of the election. One committee is being headed by former Minister ofRead MoreThe post Can PDP win poll' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State has urged the people to reject Governor Willie Obiano at the poll. The party said the governor has failed to rebrand the state. APC candidate Tony Nwoye's running mate Dozie Ikedife said Obiano has failed to maintain the infrastructure in the state. He lamented that roads constructedRead MoreThe post Why Anambra should reject Obiano, by APC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Alhaji Danladi Sankara, former Senator representing Jigawa Northwest, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). Sankara was received by the Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru at the Malam Aminu Kano triangle Square on Sunday in Dutse. Badaru said that the defection of the former senator was a welcomeRead MoreThe post Ex-Jigawa Senator dumps PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) leaders in northern axis of Oshimili North Local Government Area in Delta say the elective position desirable to them in 2019 is House of Assembly seat. The leaders made this known in a communiqu released to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday. In the communiqu signed by Chief Martin Okakwu,Read MoreThe post 2019: PDP leaders in Delta demand legislative slot appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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