NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 6th October, 2017.

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Governorship election will hold in Ekiti State onJuly 14next year and on September 22 in Osun state. The Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) announced the dates yesterday as it rolled out the programe of activities on the elections. The tenure of EkitiState Governor Ayodele Fayose will end on October 15, 208 and Osun State GovernorRead MoreThe post Ekiti, Osun governorship polls hold July 14, Sept 22 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Federal Government needs $16 billion to build deep seaports in Warri, Delta State and Bonny in Rivers State, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, said yesterday. He also hinted that more coaches and locomotives to boost rail transportation across the country would be brought it between now and December. Amaechi spoke with State House reportersRead MoreThe post Govt needs $16b for Warri, Bonny deep seaports, others, says Amaechi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The calls for investigation of the contract debacle at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have refused to abate. More groups, including the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (NEITI), the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), added their voices to theRead MoreThe post NLC, NEITI, others: NNPC 'scandal' must be investigated appeared 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced yesterday that Nigeria realised more than N118 trillion from crude production and refining since 1961. The NBS report, which has additional data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), collated its statistics from 1961 till 2014. 'The petroleum statistics on crude oil production and oil refining reflects thatRead MoreThe post Nigeria makes N118tr in 56 years from crude, says NBS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the suspension of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru. The party warned President Muhammadu Buhari against shielding Baru and others involved in the alleged scam. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, in a leaked August 30Read MoreThe post Suspend NNPC GMD Baru now, says PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Ondo State government has said it is revamping the Education sector through infrastructure and quality assurance with N7.6 billion Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) fund. Addressing reporters after the State Executive Council (Exco) meeting in Akure, the state capital, Information and Orientation Commissioner Yemi Olowolabi said approvals were given to proposals that would engenderRead MoreThe post Ondo to access N7.6b UBEC fund appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari was under pressure yesterday to get to the bottom of the $25 billion contracts row and other matters at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Minister of State for Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu, in a letter to the President, alleged that NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD) Maikanti Baru awarded $25b contracts unilaterally ranRead MoreThe post Buhari under pressure over $25b NNPC deals, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is threatening to sanction exporters who fail to repatriate foreign exchange (forex) proceeds from their businesses into the economy. CBN Director (Banking Supervision) Abdullahi Ahmad, who issued the warning yesterday during the Bankers' Committee meeting in Lagos, spoke of a provision in the CBN Foreign Exchange Manual that mandatesRead MoreThe post CBN to blacklist exporters withholding forex proceeds appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Southeast should forget the agitation for Biafra, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said yesterday. The Igbo should work towards the restructuring of Nigeria, their apex socio-cultural organisation said. 'We should forget Biafra and insist on restructuring. There is no Igbo person that is happy with the situation of things in Nigeria. We must seek peaceful ways ofRead MoreThe post Ohanaeze: Igbo should forget Biafra appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Contractors got a piece of good news yesterday. The Federal Government has released the proceeds of the N100 billion Sukuk bond to25 key economic roadprojects of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. Finance Minister Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday in Abuja, handed over the cheque to Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola.Read MoreThe post Fed Govt releases N100b to contractors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday fixed Nov. 16 to hear the N2 billion Fundamental Rights suit brought against the EFCC by Mrs Patience Jonathan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the wife of the former president Goodluck Jonathan had filed the suit in June to challengeRead MoreThe post Patience Jonathan slams N2bn suit on EFCC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Chief Nnia Nwodo, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed dismay over the spate of hate speech on social media platforms by Igbo youths under the guise of agitating for Biafra. Nwodo made this known on Thursday during the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected officials of Abia chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Umuahia. HeRead MoreThe post Ohanaeze frowns at inflammatory speech by Igbo youths appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday asked two of its members in the House of Representatives that defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to vacate their seats. Zephaniah Jisalo (FCT) and Ahmed Tijani (Kogi) had on Thursday announced their defection from the PDP to the APC on the floor of the House. TheRead MoreThe post PDP asks defectors to vacate seats appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Inlessthansevenmonthsafteritslaunch,theBounceNewsApplicationisnowratedasthenumberone App on the Google playstoreinNigeria. Thisconfirmsitsstatusasamarketleaderinitssegment. TheBounceNewsApp,whichwasconceivedtoprovidepeople-orientednewsfortheNigerianaudience,earned more downloadsonplaystoreaheadofotherinternationalsocialmediaapps. CommentingonthesuccessstoryofBounce.ng,theGeneralManageroftheplatform,GoodluckIkporo said the rating isanothermilestoneforBounceasithasbecomeaone-stoponlinespotfor Nige 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
What is the mental health of your workers and how do you determine a sane level of healthy mental health' These and more will be on focus at the retreat on mental health/awareness, being organised by The Retreat, a private mental hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos. The evnt will hold on Tuesday, .. at 10 am.Read MoreThe post Hospital to offer free mental health screening appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
A report launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown that a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. The report found very few potentialRead MoreThe post WHO: the world is running out of antibiotics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
As Lions Club marks 20th Anniversary A cardiologist with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Dr. Ehimare Iyayi, has said no fewer than 30 million Nigerians have hypertension. He spoke at the Lions Diamond Club's 20th Anniversary held at the club's secretariat, Ilupeju, Lagos. 'Over 30million Nigerians are hypertensive. To live a healthy life,Read MoreThe post 30m suffer hypertension, says cardiologist appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Academy of Pharmacy inducts six new fellows How can the rise in cancer cases be halted' It is by providing quality treatment, affordable drugs and proper funding of research and development (R&D) into indigenous local herbs for treating cancer, Isa Marte Hussaini, a professor of Pharmacology at the University of Maiduguri, has said. He alsoRead MoreThe post Don: increase funding for cancer research, development appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Nigerians have been urged to make blood donation a way of life. The Medical Director of a diagnostic facility, Paramount Life Care, FESTAC, Lagos, Kenechukwu Obianodo, made the appeal at the blood donation camp organised by the clinic with Rotary Club of Lagos-Palm Grove Estate, Nigeria (District 91100), as part of activities to celebrate Nigeria'sRead MoreThe post Rotary drives voluntary blood donation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Last week, we discussed the causes of cancer and we discussed that cancer, to a large extent can be prevented. Cancer can also be treated if caught early enough. In today's article, we will be looking at cancer of the breast in women. The Anatomy (Structure of the Breast) The human breast consists of fattyRead MoreThe post Cancer of breast: Avoiding the Shadow of Death appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Access and use of effective contraception provides both health and social benefits as it reduces unintended pregnancies and abortions. This is according to the New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), as it joined the world in commemorating the World Contraceptive Day. The non-governmental organisation said contraceptive use is of importance to adolescents, especiallyRead MoreThe post 'Govt needs to eliminate barriers to accessing contraception by adolescents' appeare 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
A non-governmental organisation, The Sought out Generation Foundation has challenged youths and teens to stand out. The foundation's empowerment seminar last Saturday at the Lespoir School, Ojokoro, Lagos, focused on the theme: 'How to use your career to influence your generation'. Its founder, Miss Afolabi Boboye, said its mission was to educate teenagers and youthsRead MoreThe post Group urge youths and teens to stand out appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Plateau Government on Thursday said it had recruited 5,253 ad hoc teachers as part of efforts to address shortage of teachers in the state. The Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board ( SUBEB ), Prof Mathew Sule, disclosed this while fielding questions in Jos. Sule said the state government had also trained moreRead MoreThe post Plateau recruits 5,253 teachers to enhance quality education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will be hosting over 1,300 African entrepreneurs in Lagos at this year's edition of its entrepreneurship programme. The scheme is targeted at empowering the next generation of African business leaders. The event, which is third in a series, remains the most diverse annual gathering of African entrepreneurs and Small andRead MoreThe post TEF to host 1,300 African entrepreneurs in Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Federal Government plans to shut down the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND) over non-performing loans of over N17.5 billion. Pursuant to this, a committee has been formed to ensure the smooth liquidation of the company by the end of this month. The agency said a source in the ministry of finance disclosed this. TheRead MoreThe post Govt to close NERFUND over N17.5b loans appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
seek refund of excess charges from APMT Traffic congestion along Apapa Ports link roads is costing agro exporters approximately $25 million in losses in productivity, following delay in shipment. Last year, cashew export provided revenue of $253 million to the economy. The figure is expected to dip with exporters struggling to access the ports.Read MoreThe post Agro exporters lose $25m to Apapa traffic appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has been named the first financial institution in Nigeria and the West-Africa sub-region to issue 10 million cards to customers across the country. This makes FirstBank the second bank in Africa to achieve this feat. The groundbreaking accomplishment is reminiscent of a similar milestone achieved two years ago when theRead MoreThe post FirstBank's payment card issuance hits 10m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Buhari has no loan request before Senate Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said the failure of the Federal Government to implement over 50 per cent of the 2017 budget may jerk the 2018 budget up to about N10 trillion. He stated this yesterday during debate on the implementation of the 2017 budget on theRead MoreThe post Saraki: budget 2018 may surpass N10trillion appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
nigerian equities sustained their rally yesterday as increased bargain-hunting left investors with net capital gain of N143 billion within five hours of trading at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). With more than two gainers for every loser, benchmark indices at the Exchange showed average gain of 1.17 per cent, pushing the average year-to-date return toRead MoreThe post Equities' rally gathers momentum with N143b gain appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
FATE Foundation has held its second yearly FATE Alumni Conference in Lagos. A guest speaker Mrs. Tara Fela-Durotoye, who is the Managing Director of the House of Tara, a leading brand in the colour cosmetics industry, said she changed her brand name from Tara Orekelewa to reinforce the brand as a corporate entity, from aRead MoreThe post Why we adopted House of Tara as brand, by MD appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
nigeria needs to encourage the development of a robust and viable debt capital market in order to secure a sustainable domestic pool of capital that could support national growth and development. This was the consensus of stakeholders at the 2017 Nigerian Debt Capital Markets Conference & Awards organised by the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange inRead MoreThe post 'Nigeria needs viable debt market for sustainable growth' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned that the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals may be under threat with the alarming figure of 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million children in child labour across the globe. New research developed by the ILO and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the InternationalRead MoreThe post ILO: 40m in modern slavery, 152 m in child labour worldwide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
On October 1, a new pay-per-view Tv,TSTV, made its debut in Abuja. Experts say the new entrant into the industry may boost offerings in the industry. OLUFEMI BABALOGBON writes. It took Nigerians 57 years to have Independence,' proclaims a poster on the Instagram page of TSTv, the new entrant in the Pay Tv Market. OnRead MoreThe post Will TSTV trigger competition in pay-per-view' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
SIR: The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, calls on the National Assembly to, as a matter of urgency, pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, so as to nip in the bud further confusion generated by the rift between the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, and Group Managing Director ofRead MoreThe post The face-off in oil sector appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Container transfer from Apapa to Ebute-Metta may work but' With effect from Monday, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will fully commence container transfer from the Apapa Port in Lagos to its Ebute-Metta Junction (EBJ) station. If well managed, the arrangement will ease the traffic gridlock that has become a permanent feature on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. NeedlessRead MoreThe post Averting gridlock appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Would the mass gun murder this time stir America's soul' Last Saturday's night happened again as it happens all the time across the vast, sprawling headquarters of western civilisation ' the United States of America. Yes, violent and indeed gruesome gun deaths happen everyday in America but this one in Las Vegas, Nevada, the acclaimedRead MoreThe post Paddock: America's epiphany' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Rice, o compatriots coming down to N6, 000 a 50kg bag rice, o compatriots! Did you hear that dramatic whoop! But how feasible is it' Audu Ogbeh, Agriculture and Rural Development minister, certainly feels it is, in a few months, if the Federal Government provides farmers with the needed incentives to cut downRead MoreThe post Rice, o compatriots! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Second Republic Secretary to Lagos State Government Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun spoke with EMMANUEL OLADESU on how restructuring can foster good governance and guarantee the welfare of the people. What is your view on the agitation for restructuring' The welfare of our people is the priority. Chief Obafemi Awolowo was talking about democratic socialism. His targetRead MoreThe post 'Local council is not third tier' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
A group, the Independent Media Support Organisation (IMSO), has expressed support for the Governor Willie Obiano administration in Anambra State. The group made the declaration during a press conference in Awka, the Anambra State capital, to unveil a book on Obiano's achievements. Portrait of Performance: Understanding the Vision Behind Obiano's Performance was written by NgoziRead MoreThe post Group declares loyalty to Obiano, unveils book appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) factional chairman, Otunba Adebayo Dayo does not believe that the tenure of his executive has lapsed. In this interview with Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN, he speaks on the composition of the caretaker committee, the arrest of some members and his relationship with former National Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff. IsRead MoreThe post Ogun PDP caretaker committee 'is biased' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Mr. Debo Ajayi served as Commissioner for Budget and Planning and later as Commissioner for Trade, Invesment and Innovations in the immediate past All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in Ekiti State. Before then, he had worked in multi-nationals in Canada, United States and United Arab Emirates before returning to serve his state. Ajayi has joinedRead MoreThe post 'I 'll make Ekiti self-sufficient' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced April and September 2018 dates forgovernorship polls in Ekiti and Osun states. The tenure of Ekiti incumbent governor, Ayodele Fayose and his Osun state counterpart, Rauf Aregbesolawould end on Oct 15, 2018 and November 28, 2018, respectively. According to the timetable released on Thursday in Abuja byRead MoreThe post INEC announces dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship polls appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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