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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 NOVEMBER, 2017].


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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 15 November, 2017.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
.As Gusau departs for Morocco Players and officials of the U20 women national team of Morocco will arrive in Lagos in the early hours of Wednesday, for Saturday's FIFA U20 Women's World Cup second round, second leg qualifier against Nigeria's Falconets. Thenff.com learnt that the delegation from Morocco would then be flown to Benin City,Read MoreThe post Morocco U-20 girls arrive Nigeria today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Our girls are still missing since April 15, 2014, contravening UN-SDGs Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5 and 16 the yardsticks for development set by the United Nations. Work for their release. Please access #FreedomForGirls film on Youtube by 'Beyonce and 100 girls' and show As Many Girls As Possible ' AMGAP ' and at home,Read MoreThe post Our Girls; NASS: Budget by 1/1/2018 pls appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Justice minister admits writing commission 'Maina ran account through sms, e-mail' A clearer picture of Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami's role in the reinstatement of fugitive civil servant Abdulrasheed Maina emerged yesterday. The minister admitted before a Senate ad hoc panel probing Maina's reinstatement into the civil service andRead MoreThe post Malami tells Senate panel: I met with Maina in Dubai appeared first on The Nation Ni 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
A Federal High Court in Abuja heard yesterday how huge sums belonging to pensioners were allegedly diverted by former Head of Service of the Federation (HOSF) Stephen Oronsaye andformer Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina through phoney contracts. Maina the court was told ran a bank account using sms and sending electronicRead MoreThe post Maina ran bank account through sms, email, EFCC tells court appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Alcohol, tobacco duties to go up HOW will the Federal Government fund next year's N8.6tr budget' The government plans to generate N311 billion from privatisation and outright sale of assets to partly finance the budget. Budget and National Planning Minister Udoma Udo Udoma, at the budget breakdown in Abuja yesterday, said: 'N306 billion is expectedRead MoreThe post Govt to raise N311b from assets sale appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari got a rousing reception yesterday on his first visit to the Southeast since he came into office in 2015. He got traditional titles and gift items 2,000 tubers of yam and 2,000 bags of rice. Ebonyi State is a leading producer of the two food items. He promised to urgently addressRead MoreThe post Buhari: more development for Southeat appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday granted an order temporarily freezing N350 million allegedly traced to former President Goodluck Jonathan's wife Dame Patience. The money is in an account domiciled in Stanbic IBTC, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said. Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari granted the comission's ex-parte application filed by its lawyer RotimiRead MoreThe post Patience Jonathan's N350m frozen appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The Lagos State Government yesterday described the Amnesty International (AI's) report as 'bias, inaccuracies and exaggerations.' Commissioner for Information and Strategy Steve Ayorinde said the inter-ethnic clashes that led to the burning of the settlement has nothing to do with the government. Ayorinde said: 'The main area of focus in the report Ilado (whichRead MoreThe post Lagos faults Amnesty's claim on demolition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Mining has immense capacity to dislodge oil as the mainstay of Nigeria's economy. But moves by the Federal Government to diversify its revenue base with the implementation of the roadmap for the sector's development seem slow in yelding the desired results. Assistant Editor CHIKODI OKEREOCHA writes on experts' call for the translation of policy pronouncementsRead MoreThe post Mining: Good roadmap, slow implementation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has described Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirant Chief Olabode George as a dogged icon of purity, purpose, sagacity, finesse and political suavity. Ayade said this yesterday when he received George in his office in Calabar. George was in Calabar to mobilise delegates for the December 9 convention. TheRead MoreThe post Bode George consistent, dogged, says Ayade appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Ahead of Saturdays local government election in Kwara State, political parties have signed an undertaking to ensure a peaceful poll. The State Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC) and security agencies resolved that the parties would sign the undertaking as part of arrangements to ensure a violence-free election. KWSIECs Chairman Usman Ajidagba said peace was essential toRead MoreThe post Council poll: parties sign peace pact appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Normalcy returns to college The Chairman of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Mr. Emmanuel Olufemi Oladehinde, has condemned police shooting of students of Federal College of Agriculture at Moor Plantation in Ibadan on Monday. A student of the college and twoRead MoreThe post Union urges IGP to probe shooting of students in Ibadan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Tell us about yourself your childhood, your born again experience, your family, your career and your ministry. Apostle Arome: I was born as the fifth in a family of seven to the family of late Chief Paul Ameh Osayi, a Christian home and I remember giving my life to Christ at the age of sevenRead MoreThe post Interview with Apostle Arome Osayi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The Federal Government said on Monday that it would support the fight against HIV/AIDS programmes through the National Health Insurance Scheme ( NHIS ) in 2018. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this at the opening of a two-day Nigeria HIV/AIDS intervention symposium in Abuja. Adewole said that the support had become importantRead MoreThe post FG plans N1b support to fight HIV/AIDS through NHIS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The University of Benin (UNIBEN) says no fewer than 9, 993 graduands would be awarded various diplomas and degrees at her forthcoming 43rd convocation ceremony billed for Nov. 24. The UNIBEN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, disclosed this on Tuesday in Benin while briefing newsmen on activities lined up for the convocation and the 47th Founders'Read MoreThe post 43rd Convocation: UNIBEN to award over 9,000 degrees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Senate okays $5.5b loan request Data made available by the Debt Management Office (DMO) yesterday showed that Nigeria's debt stock has hit N20 trillion'as at September 30. Domestic debt accounts for 76.96 per cent of this figure while foreign debt accounts for 23.04 per cent. In figures, domestic debt stood at N15.679 billion, anRead MoreThe post DMO: Nigeria's debts hit N20tr appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Oando and its Joint Venture (JV) partners ' the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC), have given a boost to agriculture through training and giving assistance to farmers leading to greater awareness on what farmers should do to increase yield. As a result of the increased awareness on the agricRead MoreThe post Oando JV boosts agric in Niger Delta appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), Olukayode Pitan, said 75 per cent of the worlds poorest countries are in Africa, adding that by 2030, it is estimated that 90 per cent of the worlds destitute children would be living on the continent. Pitan spoke at the 2017 Chief Executive Officers Forum of African DevelopmentRead MoreThe post 75% of world's poorest countries in Africa, says BoI chief appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Global oil demand growth looks likely to increase more slowly over the coming months, as warmer temperatures cut consumption. This may tilt the market back into surplus in the first half of next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said yesterday. In its monthly oil market report, the Paris-based IEA cut its oil demand forecastRead MoreThe post Warmer weather, others threaten oil market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
ADutch textile and design company, Vlisco Group yesterday held a high-level discussion with the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, over its proposed investment in the Nigerian cotton textile industry. The Chief Executive Officer of Vlisco Group, Mr. David Suddens, who led the group's delegation to the meeting with Minister, said the investment would boostRead MoreThe post Dutch textile firm mulls investment in Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The 2017 half year result of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited has shown a payment of over N279 billion to retirees since its inception in 2006, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, Eric Fajemisin has said. He made this known in a statement showing the company's 2017 half year performance and made available toRead MoreThe post Stanbic IBTC Pension pays N279b to retirees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The President, Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Segun Ajibola has described cybercrime is assuming a threatening dimension in the financial services sector. Speaking at the 2017 Bankers' Dinner held in Lagos, he said CIBN has been working closely with all stakeholders to build capacity required for addressing this challenge. HeRead MoreThe post Cybercrime 'threatens financial sector' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
A director of Global Steel Holdings Limited (GSHL), Dr. S. O. Nwanbuokei, an engineer, has debunked a claim by Minister of Mines and Steel Development Dr Kayode Fayemi that the protracted litigation surrounding Ajaokuta Steel has been resolved. In his speech at the Second Annual Nigeria Mining Week, the minister said the signing of aRead MoreThe post Ajaokuta Steel investor debunks minister's dispute resolution claim appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Finance and economic experts have expressed mixed feelings on the 2018 budget, citing the structure of the budget and poor history of budget approval and implementation. Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr. Muda Yussuf, said the allocation of about 30 per cent of the budget to capital projects is commendable, noting thatRead MoreThe post Experts express mixed feelings on 2018 budget appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Chairman, Edo Invest-ment Summit, Asue Ighodalo, has described Edo State as Nigeria's best secret in driving growth and development in a post-oil economy. Ighodalo, who is also the Chairman of Sterling Bank, made this known at the maiden edition of the Edo Investment Summit in Benin, the state capital. He said with its geographical location,Read MoreThe post Post-oil economy: Edo'll create jobs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
It might not have produced the Paradise envisaged, but it was not a failure either I have seen the future, and it works.' So began an account Lincoln Steffens, the pre-eminent American journalist of his era and pioneer investigative reporter, filed on his return from a visit to Russia shortly after the October 1917 BolshevikRead MoreThe post The Bolshevik Revolution: 100 years later appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Frankly speaking, one of the biggest headaches that state governors face is not their re-election bid but who will succeed them in office after they might have served out their constitutional two terms in office. Over time, the crises of succession (shopping for a successor) have turn out to be bigger than being re-elected backRead MoreThe post Yobe 2019:Governor Gaidam's biggest headache appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Professor Tor Iorapuu is a man of humble beginning who has grown so mightily. This erudite professor of Theatre Arts from the University of Jos has made his indelible imprints in the academia and the social society struggle. The Professor who hails from Aliade in Benue state began his tertiary education at the College ofRead MoreThe post Professor Tor: The man, the might appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The story could not be starker at 50, she has neither a husband nor a child. But in her quiet optimism, she was doing daily savings, from her drinks and grocery business, to adopt a child at least to be a mother. But now, her money all N5.7 million of it Read MoreThe post Odyssey of citizen Josephine appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
If any doubt had lingered on the certainty of opioid epidemic afflicting Nigeria's youthful population, it surely was removed last week with the cold statistics reeled out by the University of Lagos. For parents who might wish to stand up in arms against its new extra-ordinary policy to administer drug test batteries randomly on studentsRead MoreThe post Of narco caste and Rivers' political slaves appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Itsekiri High Chief Ritalori Ogbebor, in this interview with Musa Odoshimokhe, speaks on restructuring, underdevelopment in oil-producing areas and the future of the country. Will the restructuring of the country promote the interest of the minorities' This debate had been on-going for a long time, and when we look at the various responses and positionsRead MoreThe post 'Minorities must be treated fairly' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The governorship candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in Anambra State, Chief Osita Chidoka, has promised to introduce reforms across sectors, if elected. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU examines his chances at the poll. Osita Chidoka, former Minister of Aviation and his running mate, Okeke Ogbonnaya, are warming up for popularity test. On Saturday,Read MoreThe post Chidoka: I 'll carry out reforms across sectors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
EKiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant Ambassador Dare Bejide has promised to defend the rights of teachers, if elected as governor. He urged government at all levels to ensure that the primacy of education is given priority. Bejide, stated this in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, through the Director General of his campaignRead MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: Bejide promises better deal for teachers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to dissolve the leadership of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), for alleged failure to carry out the its mandate. It admonished the Niger Delta Avengers who threatened to resume hostilities to have a change of focus and pursue peace. The group, 'Pandleaf', said the headship of the commissionRead MoreThe post Group calls for NDDC's dissolution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Chief Charles Amilo is the Director of Media, Tony Nwoye Campaign Organisation. In this interview with Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI, he alleges that Governor Willie Obiano is planning to rig the poll. THERE are mutual fears and suspicions by different parties that opponents are preparing to rig November 18 election. Does the APC haveRead MoreThe post 'APGA 's planning something devilish' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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