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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [2 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 2 November, 2017.


Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Banks were gripped yesterday by the fear of a major liquidity crisis should the government pull out funds belonging to customers without Bank Verification Number (BVN). The deadline given by the court for such customers to lose their cash is tomorrow. Justice Dimgba Igwe of the Federal High Court, ruling on anex parteapplication filed byRead MoreThe post Anxiety grips banks over Nov. 3 deadline for BVN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Ailing Second Republic Vice-President Alex Ekwueme is stable, his family said last night. A statement by the family signed by the Igwe of Oko, Prof. Laz Ekwueme, said Dr Ekwueme 'was on Sunday 29th October 2017 admitted into hospital for a chest infection. 'It will be recalled that the former Vice-President had a quiet celebrationRead MoreThe post Ailing ex-VP Ekwueme stable, says family appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Head of Service of the Federation Winifred Oyo-Ita was angry yesterday. It was not immediately clear why Mrs Oyo-Ita was in a foul mood at the Council Chambers, but the popular thinking was that it was over her leaked memo to President Muhammadu Buhari. This happened before the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting beganRead MoreThe post Oyo-Ita angry 'over leaked memo' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday invited the immediate past Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ayodele Oke, his wife, Mrs. Folashade Oke and others implicated in the $43.45million recovered at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos. The others were unnamed. But sources close to Oke said last night that the ex-NIARead MoreThe post EFCC invites ex-NIA DG, wife, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu yesterday said he has no asset abroad. He also said he would not be distracted from his assignment. A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren said Magu made the clarifications against the backdropRead MoreThe post Magu: I have no asset abroad appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Federal Government will aggressively pursue the recovery of additional $321m looted fund domiciled in Switzerland. This follows the approval of the move yesterday by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, said yesterday. Last month, the minister announced that $85m had been recovered out ofRead MoreThe post Fed Govt to recover another $321m looted fund appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onneghen yesterday said the National Judicial Council (NJC) had received a list of 1,124 corruption cases from various jurisdictions. Onnoghen stated this in Abuja at the inauguration of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO). The CJN said the cases were received from the jurisdictionsRead MoreThe post NJC receives 1,124 corruption cases, says CJN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
THE Senate yesterday threatened to issue arrest warrant on the Inspector-General (IG) Ibrahim Idris, if he fails to appear before its ad-hoc committee investigating allegations of abuse of office against him. Chairman of the ad-hoc committee Senator Francis Alimikhena gave the threat after waiting endlessly for the IG for a scheduled investigative hearing in theRead MoreThe post Misau's allegation: Senate panel threatens to issue arrest warrant on IG appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha assumed office after his inauguration yesterday telling staff in the office to call him simply Boss, his first name. He urged them to avoid calling 'His Excellency' and by other descriptions that are common in public office. Mustapha a former party leader in Adamawa StateRead MoreThe post SGF to staff: I'm simply 'Boss' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos State Chairman Henry Ajomale yesterday broke the news of the death of Jide, APC stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubus son. In a memorandum to party members, Ajomale said: Dear member: It is with regret that I inform you of the demise of Mr. Jide Tinubu, son of our dear andRead MoreThe post Jide Tinubu passes on appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Dr. Amam Onyerinma is the Founder/Executive Director, Live Abundantly, a platform for social change through advocacy, education and community participation. She is passionate about her brand and mission which both encourage people to live better lives. Onyerinma is a consummate educationist, author, coach and advocate whose work ethos is adding value to the human experience. In this interview with Omolara Akintoye, she speaks about her passion for women and children with special needs and her fa 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Managing Director of Health Forever Product Limited, Ikeja, Lagos, Otunba Olajuwon Okubena, answers the question. Question I am fertility challenged. I need a referral to a traditional healer worth his onion because my experience is basically hormonal imbalance and infection. Grace Idris, 27-year-old typist, Kogi. Readers of this Health Page may recall thatRead MoreThe post Role of herbal medicine in infertility treatment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Do not know why BARLEY GRASS always escapes my thoughts whenever I work with the greens. Yet this is one green, medicinal herb I have had deep respect for since Dr. George Malkhmus threw it up in his book, HALLELUJAH DIET. Dr. Malkhmus is an American Baptist church minister whose mother died of cancer, ofRead MoreThe post Barley grass not the least of greens appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Participants rose from the Ondo education summit last week, calling on the government to introduce tuition fees at the secondary school level. However, not many parents are buying the idea, reports DAMISI OJO. Ondo State has joined the league of states that have organised summits to arrest the rot in the education sub-sector last week.Read MoreThe post Ondo and the tuition fee question appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The substantive Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof Felix Kolawole Salako has assured that he would 'be fair to all.' He gave the assurance shortly after getting his instruments of office from the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof Ololade Enikuomehin on Tuesday in the presence of Principal Officers and otherRead MoreThe post New FUNAAB VC gets instrument of office appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), has accredited Landmark Universitys B.Sc Accounting programme and certified it to have met ACCA standard. This was contained in the Certificate of Exemption presented to the university and by ACCAs Executive Director (Strategy and Development) Mr. Allan Hatfield. A letter by ACCAs New Accreditations Officer, Mr. Jason Forbes, whichRead MoreThe post Landmark Varsity now ACCA-accredited appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Vice-Chancellor, Ekiti State University (EKSU), Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, has applauded the approval of 11 new academic courses for Ekiti State University by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The Vice-Chancellor reeled out the programmes to include: Library and Information Science, Actuarian Science, Insurance Marketing, Cooperative and Rural Development, Tourism Studies and Educational Technology. OthersRead MoreThe post EKSU VC lauds NUC's approval appeared first on The Nati 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Old Students' Association of Ekiti State Government College, Ado-Ekiti, has inuagurated the rehabilitated principals quarters with a pledge to do more for their alma mater. The new president of the body, Mr Timi David, disclosed this at this years homecoming and election of new executive. According to him, the association had invested over N16 millionRead MoreThe post Old students inuagurate principal's quarters appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
We had thought that the issue of the future ownership of Christ's School would be exclusively dealt with internally and not subject to media report or exposure. Being a sensitive issue many Alumni members have argued passionately either for retaining the present status of public ownership, returning it to its 'original' owner or concessioning it,Read MoreThe post Christ's School Ado Ekiti ' Future Not in Change of Ownership appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
A professor of Public Relations and Advertising, Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo Rotimi Williams Olatunji, has urged that National Universities Commission (NUC) to allow more people across diverse disciplines to take up post graduate programmes in Communication. He said the discipline had gone beyond the old Department of Mass Communication which serves as home forRead MoreThe post Don seeks review of PG in Communication appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
One hundred and twenty lecturers at the Kogi State University Anyigba (KSU) who had their appointments terminated on the heels of the proscription of the local branch of the Academic Staff of Union of Universities (ASUU), have dragged the state government before the National Industrial Court, Abuja Division. Joined in the action challenging their sackRead MoreThe post Sacked lecturers sue Kogi govt to court appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
THE alleged imposition of leaders on the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) in Kano State, has led to the birth of a parallel group the, Independent Schools Proprietors Association, (ISPA) Kano, by some of the aggrieved members. The ISPA Chairperson, Mrs Fatiman Bello, accused the NAPPS leadership of organising a selectiveRead MoreThe post Leadership crisis rocks Kano NAPPS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Poor funding of polytechnic education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has done more harm than good, says Chairman, Governing Council, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Mr Lateef Fagbemi. Fagbemi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria said in his speech at the institutions 31st convocation penultimate week that the poor funding of polytechnic educationRead MoreThe post Fund polytechnics more, says YABATECH Council chair appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
A student of Agriculture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) was injured during the eviction of students from one hostel by the school security personnel, in preparation for the fumigation of the Halls of Residence. JAMES OJO (Mass Communication) reports. What could have been a hitch-free relocation of students from one hostel to anotherRead MoreThe post Row over 'bloody' eviction at UNN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
In my undergraduate days, I had a very bad relationship with my lecturers. I was reluctant to get closer to any of them because of the preferential treatment they gave to those who were close to them. I hated anyone being given a special attention which I believed then could lead to conflict among studentsRead MoreThe post Lecturer-student relationship in private varsities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
During the fifth edition of 'The Bola Tinubu Colloquium' held as part of activities marking the 61st birthday of the former Lagos State Governor and National leader of the All Progressives' Congress (APC), an 'altercation' ensued between Asiwaju Tinubu and the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Lamido Sanusi Lamido; now Emir Mohammed Sanusi IIRead MoreThe post The sleep of death (III) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The 16th International Conference of the Material Science and Technology Society of Nigeria (MSN) tagged: 'Nigeria International Materials Congress (NIMACON) starts next Monday.' The weeklong event with the theme: Challenges of Implementing Economic Diversification: The Role of Engineering Materials and Solid Minerals Development' will hold at the Senate Chamber of the University of Benin (UNIBEN)Read MoreThe post Material scientists meet in Benin City appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Uneducated women are more likely to die during pregnancy or child birth, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has said. Emeritus Professor Nimi Dimkpa Briggs said, while delivering the first annual lecture of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), a pregnant woman who stayed in a slum and also not properly educatedRead MoreThe post Education big factor in maternal mortality, says Briggs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
It was a plethora of ideas at the University of Ibadan (UI) last weekend when students from the West African sub-region gathered for the yearly regional conference of Students' For Liberty (SFL) with the theme: Creating wealth through free market. GABRIEL OGUNJOBI and OMOLOLA AFOLABI report. Protectionism and closed border policies are widely believed toRead MoreThe post Fundamentals for a prosperous Africa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Nigeria has over 170 million population one thing we enjoy telling people. Despite this huge population, our country enjoys a status of a developing nation. Countries around the world confront their challenges with new thinking and new solutions. They attend to challenges which their yesterday brought to them, and draw inferences from them toRead MoreThe post Nigeria, a paradox of a nation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The death of Mercy Olamide Afolaranmi, a 100-Level Microbiology student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, has raised so many puzzles. Many said without proof that the deceased committed suicide because of poor grades, others said it was depression. Yusuf Balogun examines factors that could have led to the death of the student.Read MoreThe post OAU's student's death: poor grades, depression, murder' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
It was a carnival of culture at the Kogi State University (KSU) in Anyigba when Mass Communication students held the African Communication Festival as part of the requirement to complete a course titled: African Communication System. MOHAMMED YABAGI reports. The Department of Mass Communication of the Kogi State University (KSU) was agog as 100-Level studentsRead MoreThe post Department's day of culture appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
When Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Ogunnaike-Bello, a subscriber to one of the Lekki Gardens Estate scheme, signed the dotted lines for a three-bedroom apartment, she was confident that her dream of owning a comfortable home with ease has materialised. With firm commitment to the project, Ogunnaike-Bello had paid up the N20 million asking price for the apartment,Read MoreThe post Breach of agreement: Lekki Gardens, subscriber on collision path appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Navgas has unveiled its 'driving safety forward initiative' in Lagos. This came almost two years after it launched the same programme. According to the firm, the objective was to promote world-class safety standards and practices within the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry. Its management said:'Navgas strongly believes it is important to take a leadership roleRead MoreThe post Navgas promotes safety standards appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Efforts by the Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) to tackle electricity equipment vandalism have yielded result as a cable vandal has been sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour, without option of fine by a Magistrate's Court in Iguobazuwa, Edo State. The convict, Abdullai Usman, male, aged 27 years, was caught on September 28,Read MoreThe post Cable vandal bags five-year jail term appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Thu, 02 Nov 2017
MTN Group Ltd. is focused on laying the groundwork for an initial public offering (IPO) of its Nigerian business and should complete the process in the next six months, its Chief Executive Officer, Rob Shuter, said. 'We have a lot of advisers running around getting everything ready. It's a complicated process and there's a lotRead MoreThe post MTN Nigeria's public offering coming appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Basking in the euphoria of the success of its earlier project, Buildcon Global Services Limited, a real estate firm, has begun work on its new project, the Pracht Court located in Ajah, Lagos. Pracht Court is in a serene environment, and will offer top-notch luxury, comfort, and maximum security. The estate, upon completion, will consistRead MoreThe post Buildcon begins estate development appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Vice Chairman/Managing Director, Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NOAC), Massimo Insulla, has said the Italian oil giant has spent over $5.4 billion in-country, to create jobs and boost economy. He said the oil firm is supporting and celebrating the rapid growth of Nigerian content in the oil and gas industry in order to motivateRead MoreThe post Agip spends $5.4 billion on job creation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Lafarge Africa, cement and building solutions provider, has concluded the training of 42 geologists at its Ewekoro plant and quarry in Ogun State. The training, which ended last week, afforded stakeholders and participants the opportunity to benefit from its wealth of experience and expertise. According to its Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainable Development Director, Mrs.Read MoreThe post 42 geologists benefit from Lafarge Africa expertise appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Hilton and Transcorp Hotels Plc, a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc yesterday announced the signing of a 20-year extension to the current agreement to manage the iconic Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja. The agreement will see Hilton manage the property until 2037. The hotel, which is a national landmark for having hosted countlessRead MoreThe post Hilton, Transcorp Hotels, Abuja sign 20-year extension appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Executive Director, Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Olusegun Awolowo yesterday lamented that Nigeria has lost over N30trillion of export revenue to the crash in oil prices. Awolowo spoke at a one day NEPC, RVO, CBI Export Roundtable and Exhibition on Export Competency Development programme in Abuja, said the loss was between 2015-2017. He saidRead MoreThe post Nigeria loses N30tr to oil price crash, says Awolowo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Outstanding players to be rewarded in Dec. The Federal Government plans to increase oil output from two million barrels per day (bpd) to between 2.2 and 2.3 million bpd, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said. He also said the government would begin the implementation of some fiscal policies toRead MoreThe post Kachikwu: govt eyes more oil, extra $9b yearly, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
It's cheering that closure has come to many civil war victims The judgment of the Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States, over claims arising from the Nigerian Civil war, fought between 1967 to 1970, fits the aphorism: better late than never. The suit was filed by one Vincent Agu and 20Read MoreThe post Better late than never appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
sIR: Suicide is fast becoming a quick fix to intolerable depression. While we try to preserve the only life we have; every one hour, some other people are trying to lose theirs'intentionally. Stories of suicide could seem a bit like fiction. Can people hurt so bad that they resort to killing themselves' Well, you neverRead MoreThe post Averting suicides appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Government should remove legislative encumbrances to effective prosecution of electoral offenders Impunity has over the years been identified as the bane of conducting free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria. Members of the party in power and other public office holders are known to trample on the law with impunity. While the electoral commission continuesRead MoreThe post Overwhelmed umpire appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
There is a penetratingly scalding saying in Igboland about people who are overly charitable outside the household in the face of gaping needs within. They are branded okanmanama ' he who is most gracious only outside his homestead. Or to make it more plain, he who rushes to fix another man's roof while his ownRead MoreThe post Charity begins in UK appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), under Amaju Pinnick, has set a record in Nigeria's FIFA World Cup quest. Unlike in the past when the last round of qualifying matches equated severe heartaches, and even grimmer permutation in the anxiety-gripped Nigerian mind, this season is easy does it. Nigeria has already landed in Russia. Whatever happensRead MoreThe post Hubris setting in on NFF' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Former Abia governor and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Orji Kalu has distanced himself from campaign posters pasted along Airport Road, Abuja, with the inscription: 'Vote Orji Kalu for President on the platform of the APC.'' According to Kalu, who is also a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, the postersRead MoreThe post I don't have presidential ambition in 2019 -Orji Kalu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State believes he has a lot to showcase, as the state prepares for the November 18 governorship election. In this piece, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Okechukwu Anarado, argues that under Obiano, the state has become first choice investment destination and most preferred location to site new industries.Read MoreThe post Appreciating Obiano's big dreams appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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