NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 NOVEMBER, 2017].


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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 16 November, 2017.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Former governors and Southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders yesterday rejected the Enugu plan to choose a national chairman. The Enugu decision by leaders of the PDP left the contest open to all candidates from the South instead of micro-zoning the position to the Southwest, a zone yet to produce the chairman since the formationRead MoreThe post Ex-governors, Southwest reject PDP's plan for chair appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe remained in detention last night at his home in Harare, after the military declared on national television that it had temporarily taken control of the country to 'target criminals' around the head of state. The move by the armed forces appeared to have resolved a bitter battle to succeed the 93-year-oldRead MoreThe post Mugabe under house arrest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The United States (US) has laid claim to $300million stashed abroad by the late military dictator, Gen Sani Abacha. America allegedly told a court in an unnamed foreign country that it had an interest in the loot because it was saved in its currency, the US dollar. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of JusticeRead MoreThe post United States claims $300m Abacha loot appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the president urged all political and military stakeholders in Zimbabwe to avoid any action that might plunge the country into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively onRead MoreThe post Buhari seeks respect for constitution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Rivers state Government yesterday rejected the police report on Saturday's clash of Governor Nyeson Wike and Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi's convoys at Ukpogu junction, Trans Amadi Industrial Area, Port Harcourt. In separate statements both the governor and the minister claimed there was an attempt on their lives. Briefing reporters on the outcome ofRead MoreThe post Rivers rejects police report on Wike/Amaechi assassination claims appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
For the second timein 48 hours, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured the southeast of benefits from his government in view of the infrastructural arrangement being made. He spoke yesterday at the Alex Ekwueme square in Awka, during the grand campaign for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Dr Tony Nwoye. The election will holdonRead MoreThe post Ojukwu's son defects to APC as Buhari campaigns for Nwoye appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
His aim was to get a degree in History but Ozibo Ozibo, 29, ended up setting a record by becoming the first to make a first class in History in the 69-year-old University of Ibadan (UI). In this encounter with Bisi Oladele, Ozibo tells his story. Ozibo Ozibo was perhaps the most unique graduate atRead MoreThe post 'Making 1st Class in History is not my destination' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The curtains were drawn yesterday on the autocratic rule of Robert Mugabe as President of Zimbabwe. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU examines his ascension to power, revolutionary ideology, achievements and descent into 'sit-tight' dictatorship. Finally, Robert Gabriel Mugabe is out of power. The strongman is grief-striken. The bravado is over. In the twilight of hisRead MoreThe post The fall of Mugabe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Justice Isaac Ajim of the Benue State Magistrates' Court, Makurdi, has adjourned the case on injurious falsehood against the Public Complaints Commissioner for Benue State, Abubakar Tsav, till January 30. Ajim adjourned the case after listening to arguments of counsel to the plaintiff and defendant. Tsav's lawyer Anthony Agadah said the letter by his clientRead MoreThe post Ortom vs Tsav: Court to rule in January appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Eminent persons in Anambra East/West Federal Constituency, home of Governor Willie Obiano and the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Tony Nwoye, have welcomed the defection of Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu Jnr. to the party. They said the defection indictment of the governors poor governance. In a statement yesterday in Awka, the state capital, theRead MoreThe post Obianos, Nwoyes constituents welcome Ojukwu to APC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
For over 14 years the Herbal Therapy Society of Nigeria (HTS) has painstakingly educated its members on the dos and don'ts of modern day herbal practice. In this interview, its president, Akintunde Ayeni (President/Founder- YEMKEM Group) tells OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA some of the society's achievements, including its challenges and possible solutions to positioning traditional medicine inRead MoreThe post 'Herbal medicine is different from voodoo' appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
On my way from home to work everyday, I often stop over at a pharmacy to check my blood pressure and blood sugar. I am not hypertensive. And I am not diabetic. My systolic (upper reading) and diastolic (lower) sometimes dip below my longstanding normal of 110/70 and make my pulse rocket. As for myRead MoreThe post Vomitting deserves more attention than it often gets appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) is raising hell over Governor Nasir El-Rufais announcement to sack 21,780 teachers who scored less than 75 per cent in the states competency tests. However, El-Rufai has rejected the unions recommended 60 per cent reports ABDULGAFAR ALABELEWE. The deadline the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) gave Kaduna State GovernorRead MoreThe post 75 Vs 60 per cent: The intrigues of Kaduna teachers' test appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Governor Samuel Ortom said his administration would constitute a committee to plan the takeover of Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo by the Federal Government. He made the announcement during the 10th combined convocation of the institution spanning 2006 to 2016, held in Ugbokolo last Saturday. The Governor also directed the Polytechnic to hold convocations yearly inRead MoreThe post Ortom plans BENPOLY takeover by Fed Govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The theme: 'Stress Management in the Learning Environment' was the focus of the maiden education summit of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, last Saturday. The summit, organised by the Mountain of Education group of the church, sought to proffer solutions to problems associated with stress faced by teachers and educators. Speaking on the theme, theRead MoreThe post Church examines stress issues at education summit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Class of 85, Federal Government College, Ogbomoso put a smile on the faces of pupils and members of staff of the school when it donated a multimillion naira modern kitchen to mark its 40th anniversary of leaving the school. The inauguration of the ultramodern kitchen was the climax of a week of activities organisedRead MoreThe post Old students donate ultra-modern kitchen appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Just days after inaugurating the state-of-the-art Ilesa Government High School, Ilesa, the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, unveiled the St. Augustines Government Elementary School, Ipetumodu, in Ife North Local Government Area of the state. It cost the state N94 million to build the school which has 10 classrooms, a computer centre and a library.Read MoreThe post Encomium for new N94m Osun school appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
A non-profit organisation The HOW Foundation (Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe), has reiterated its commitment to youth development by organising the second edition of 'Best of the best' series. The two day seminar was held at Okesuna Senior Secondary School Obalende, and Aguda Grammar School, Surulere both in Lagos State, to help pupils stay focused, study andRead MoreThe post Foundation motivates pupils appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
A total of 100 out of the 9,993 students graduating from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) for the 2015/2016 academic session have bagged First Class degree. This was announced by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Faraday Orumwense at the pre-convocation press briefing of the 45th convocation/47th Founders Day lecture of the institution. Orumnwense also said 1,843Read MoreThe post 100 make First Class in UNIBEN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Twelve primary school pupils from Plateau, Kano, Ondo, Edo, Gombe and Anambra states will battle for the grand prize of the 4th Lafarge Africa National Literacy Competition holding in Lagos next week. Each of the six states will be represented by two pupils who won at the six regional finals held last month. Public schoolRead MoreThe post Kano, Ondo, others for Lafarge literacy finale appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Towards promoting academic excellence and giving back to the people of Boripe, Ifelodun and Odo-Otin federal constituency, a Lagos Lawyer and founder of the Ayodele Musibau Kusamotus Foundation, Mr. Ayodele Kusamotu, organised an essay competition in Osun State. Winner of the competition was Master Adeyemo Odunayo Adeshina of Shekina College, Inisha, Odo-Otin Local Government AreaRead MoreThe post Lawyer sponsors essay contest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The University French Teachers Association of Nigeria (UFTAN) has urged the government to invest massively in education and vocational training if it must become a major player in the 21st century. The association said the nation could ape South Korea which invests over 50 per cent of her annual budget in education as against theRead MoreThe post French teachers seek better funding for education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
All is not well with the Post-graduate College of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Students have accused the leadership of exploitation and sharp practices in the running of its programmes. The school denies the allegations, saying no student is exploited. HANNAH OJO reports. The last two months have been a periodRead MoreThe post OAU graduate school of controversy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
After spending close to two decades in the UK, a Nigerian relocated back home with his family, prepared to spend the latter part of his life here. He bought a property in a Lagos suburb and after concluding all the official and unofficial part of documentation, he settled in. The 'unofficial' part of the bargainRead MoreThe post Descent into infamy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Nigeria has fallen behind in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), which forms the basis for appraising scientific and technological development round the world, says Prof Festus Oyawale of Covenant University, Ota. The professor of Engineering and Manufacturing particularly regrets that she has been left behind by countries which were once considered 'developing countries' butRead MoreThe post 'Nigeria lags behind in STEM' appeared first on The Nation Nige 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
It was a colourful carnival-like ceremony at the 18th matriculation of the Kogi State University (KSU) in Anyigba. By 8am, the university auditoriumhad been filled to capacity, while the freshers and their parents sat quietly, waiting for the arrival of the procession of top management officials. At 10am, the management procession moved into the auditorium,Read MoreThe post Kogi varsity matriculates 5,164 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The impeachment of embattled president of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Students' Union Government (SUG) by 37 of the 151 members of parliament has been overturned by a congress convened to discuss the union's proscription by the management. TEMITOPE YAKUBU and KABIR ADEJUMO report. Days after the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) inRead MoreThe post Sacked by parliament, recalled by congress appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said inflation rate, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), has dropped to 15.91 per cent in October from 15.98 recorded in September. The NBS made this known in its 'Consumer Price Index (CPI), October, 2017 Report'' released yesterday in Abuja. The CPI, which measured inflation, increased by 15.91Read MoreThe post Inflation drops to 15.91% appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Axxela Limited, formerly Oando Gas and Power, has made a capital expenditure projection of about $147 million to develop its gas supply infrastructure in Lagos and Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as well as the development of the Ajaokuta mini liquefied natural gas in Ajaokuta, Kogi State. Axxela Chief Executive Officer, Bolaji Osunsanya, in an interviewRead MoreThe post Axxela eyes $147m capex for gas infrastructure, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA), investors and stakeholders in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry have discussed on how to tap into the over $10billion investment opportunities that would be unlocked by the national LPG policy unveiled by the Federal Government. The discussion took place at the NLPGA's annual Chief Executive Officer's BreakfastRead MoreThe post NLPGA, investors discuss $10b policy lifeline appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
An indigenous firm, Engineering Automation Technology Limited (EATECH), has decried continuous breach of the Local Content Law by some International Oil Companies (OICs) in Nigeria, urging the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) to step up their regulatory and monitoring functions to protect local firms. EATECH's ManagingRead MoreThe post EATECH urges local firms' protection appeared first on The Natio 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The recent gains recorded by global oil prices have slipped as the commodity has lost more than $2 in seven days. Early yesterday, Brent crude, the international benchmark dropped to $61 from the $64 recorded on November 7. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) traded at $55.18, at against its trading price of $57.30 on NovemberRead MoreThe post Oil prices end gain streak, drop to $61 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Local contractors access over $113m from Scheme The Chairman/Managing Director, ExxonMobil Nigeria Unlimited, Mr. Paul McGrath, has reiterated commitment to local content development, saying the firm contributes 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil to Nigeria's daily output that currently hovers around 2.2 million bpd. McGrath gave the assurance during a spotlight session at theRead MoreThe post McGrath: ExxonMobil adds 600,000bpd to Nigeria's output appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Members of the Nigerian Society of Nigeria (NSE) have been advised to join politics to provide direction in leadership, revolutionalise the nation's infrastructure and ensure rapid economic growth. Flour Mills Plc Human Resources Director, Wale Adeniran, made the call while speaking as a guest speaker at the 8th memorial lecture of the late Dr RalphRead MoreThe post Engineers urged to join politics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Executive Chairman, General Electrical Dealers Association of Nigeria (GEDA), Alaba branch, Felix Nwagu, has said increasing the quality of electrical products remains paramount to the association to checkmate counterfeiting of electrical products. Nwagu stated that focusing on quality has become imperative considering the dangers substandard electrical products pose to lives and properties. He spokeRead MoreThe post 'Increasing quality of electrical products our priority' appeared 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Lagos State government and SystemSpecs are expanding the frontiers of technology by empowering young Lagosians to significantly contribute to the advancements of the future, through CodeLagos. CodeLagos'an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, is aimed at teaching youths code writing and creative problems solving techniques'has been extended to out-of-school centres in order toRead MoreThe post Lagos, SystemSpecs invest in capacity development appeared first on The Natio 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
An indigenous construction firm, Sujimoto Construction, has raised over N1billion from local investors for its ongoing project on Banana Island, Lagos. Banana Island has been adjudged as one of the most expensive abode for the rich. It boasts of the wealthiest Nigerians as residents with most of the structures on the Island selling between N250millionRead MoreThe post Investors raise N1b for Banana Island project appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
It is high time for Nigeria, like Costa Rica, to produce anti-venom drug In the last two weeks, about 70 Nigerians are reported to have died from snake bites in Plateau and Gombe states alone. All clinics in the two states and other states: Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, and Borno are unable to treat snake bitesRead MoreThe post Snake bitten appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Federal Government bemoans high rate of tax evasion but who really loves to pay tax' That payment of tax is a civic obligation of every adult citizen is a truism. But even truer is the fact that no one really enjoys paying tax for the simple reason that parting with hard-earned income must rank topsRead MoreThe post Not a love affair appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Sir: We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently probe the chairman/chief executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retired) to save the country from the tragic woes of irredeemable drug abuse and trafficking. Abdallah who retired from the Nigerian army has left no one in doubt that he lacksRead MoreThe post PMB, save NDLEA from decadence appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The familiar Nigerian jargon, 'ember' months signify several things to most Nigerians, especially, those in big or miniature leadership positions in the country. The birth of a new year comes with multiple expectations and resolutions at personal and official levels. New Years are new in the sense of fresh focus, resolves, fresh strengths, new thinking,Read MoreThe post 2017, Nigerian Army And Memorable Service To Nationhood appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
It's most surreal, most implausible. They are probably Africa's largest sea ports ' the Apapa Wharf Terminal and the Tin-Can Island Port two major ports on a stretch. The precincts of Apapa would rank among Africa's niftiest residential as well as commercial cum industrial hub. Well laid out, carefully planned by mainly British, Lebanese,Read MoreThe post And Apapa died' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The veteran legal luminary, political and community leader, and national elder, Chief Femi Okunnu, intervened during the past week in the sometimes puzzling debate on the origins, history and status of Lagos. He was reported to have said that Lagos is a Yoruba city, and that no amount of mouthing of history can change thatRead MoreThe post Great Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Ike Chidolue, an engineer, highlights the factors that may tilt the pendulum of victory towards the direction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Tony Nwoye, at the poll. Not few have been disappointed with the public life that has become the lot of Dr. Tony Nwoye. Those who go to study medicineRead MoreThe post Can Nwoye spring a surprise' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Who wins the governorship election in Anambra State on Saturday' Correspondent NWANOSIKE ONU examines the preparations of the major political parties for the poll. The governorship election in Anambra State is just two days away. Already, the atmosphere is charged. There is tension in the Southeast state. Fears are rife that violence may mar theRead MoreThe post APGA, PDP, APC: Warming up for battle appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) has shunned the signing of a peace accord between political parties participating in local council election in Kwara. It can be recalled that 17 political parties signed the peace accord on Tuesday. The peace accord was initiated by the Security Consultative Committee for the 2017 Local Government electionRead MoreThe post Kwara LG poll: PDP shuns signing of peace accord appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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