NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 NOVEMBER, 2017].


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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 17 November, 2017.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
There is no basis for comparison between the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the previous one, All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu argues. He says in his remarks at the presentation of 'Making Steady, Sustainable Progress', a book written by three presidential spokesmen, that the past government failed to save for theRead MoreThe post Tinubu to Buhari: the good you have begun do it more appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Multiple vehicle crash 'Train hits truck Nine persons were confirmed dead yesterday and many others injured in rail and road crashes. Five people died and 19 sustained injuries in multiple accidents involving 15 vehicles at Kara Bridge, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Four hangers-on were crushed when a train hit a truck at Abbatoir in Agege.Read MoreThe post Nine dead, many injured in accidents appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
No one visits New York and misses the stately Statue of Liberty on the harbour. Owerri, the Imo State capital, is fast becoming a city of monuments, drawing admirers and some critics, OKODILI NDIDI writes For those who know Owerri, the Imo State capital, Concorde Boulevard, a serene double-lane road, where the Ojukwu Centre andRead MoreThe post Owerri: City of statues appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Coastal communities in the Niger Delta never had cause to celebrate. WALE AJETUNMOBI reports that the recent inauguration of projects in Olero Creek, one of the coastal communities in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has brought hope of a better future for the people. ARead MoreThe post Breaking new grounds: NDDC's interventions in coastal communities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday gave a pass mark to the Muhammadu Buhari Administration in a mid-term assessment of the Federal Government. He reviewed the three-point focus of the administration ' the anti-graft battle, security and re-ordering the economy ' saying in spite of strident criticisms, the government had doneRead MoreThe post How to lead Nigerians out of poverty, by Tinubu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
No details of National Assembly's N125b The Executive has proposed to spend N1,030,458,453 on the State House Clinic under the Presidency's total estimate of N51,445,678,808 in the 2018 Budget proposal. The clinic came under focus recently when the President's wife, Hajia Aisha Buhari, criticised it for being without 'ordinary syringe' and unable to treat anyone.Read MoreThe post 2018 budget: Govt votes N1b for State House Clinic appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
President Robert Mugabe last night agreed to step down. A new government is to be formed within 48 hours, a twitter handle claiming to be speaking on behalf of the provisional government of Zimbabwe said. Mugabe will then proceed on exile to South Africa. Fresh elections will be held in the spring of 2018 onceRead MoreThe post Mugabe to go on exile appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Court hears case on Kanus whereabouts Soldiers chased a truck laden with weapons into a house said to belong to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu's father in Afara-Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State, on September 14, Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has said. Gen. Buratai said owners ofRead MoreThe post Soldiers chased weapon-laden truck into Kanu's home, says Buratai appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Rickey Tarfa, standing trial over alleged gratification and attempt to pervert the course of justice has told a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere that he has no case to answer. At the resume of proceedings of his trial yesterday before Justice Adedayo Akintoye, Tarfa, through his counsel,Read MoreThe post Alleged perversion of course of justice: Ricky Tarfa makes no-case submission appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
There was a drama yesterday as some members of civil society organisations (CSOs) in Abuja yesterday enforced the judgment of a Federal High Court against the Police by unsealing the corporate head office of the Peace Corps of Nigeria. The place had been sealed by police since February. But Justice Gabriel Kolawale of the FederalRead MoreThe post CSOs unseal Peace Corps house appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
A 32-year-old woman, Kate Ude, has prayed an FCT High Court in Jabi to dissolve herfour-year-old marriage to Mr. Michael Ude, for alleged erectile dysfunction. Part of the petitioner's prayers before Justice Vera Venda was to declare that there's no longer love in the marriage. Kate alleged that Ude suffers from erectile dysfunction, adding thatRead MoreThe post 'My husband suffers from erectile dysfunction' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The police have arraigned a 26-year-old barman, Williams Gabriel, at a Masaka Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, for alleged misappropriation of N392,750. The defendant, who lives at Masaka, is standing trial on a one count charge of misappropriation, an offence he denied. The prosecutor, Frank Swem, told the court that Ikeagwani Obinna, of Nyanya Gwandara,Read MoreThe post Barman arraigned for fraud appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Federal Government has said it will not rest on its oars but sustain and maintained momentum of the various initiatives put in place for economic recovery. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President Mr. Laolu Akande stated this yesterday while addressing the Fourth Economic Communication Workshop for selected journalistsRead MoreThe post Fed Govt: we'll sustain momentum of economic recovery appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Sixteen inmates at the Oke Kura and Mandala prisons in Ilorin, Kwara State, have been pardoned by the Chief Judge, Justice Sulyman Kawu. During a visit to the prisons, Justice Kawu said the pardon followed a directive by the Federal Government to decongest prisons. He said the inmates were freed because they were illegally arrestedRead MoreThe post 16 inmates freed in Kwara appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University ( IBBU ), Lapai, has completed mapping and characterization of industrial mineral deposits in Nasarawa, Kwara and Niger states. This is contained in a press statement signed by the Vice Chancellor of IBBU, Prof. Muhammad Maiturare, made available on Thursday in Minna. Maiturare said the university was commissioned to undertakenRead MoreThe post IBBU, RMRDC complete mapping of raw materials in three states appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) haswarned that Nigeria and other oil producing countries in Africa may be overburdened with the high cost of debt servicing. It said such costs are expected to absorb over 60 per cent of governments' revenues this year in Nigeria, Angola and Gabon. Publicdebt, the IMF said, rose above 50 perRead MoreThe post IMF: debt service may consume 60% of govts' revenues appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The German Development Bank, and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI ) has announced a new instrument to support renewable energy projects that targets small- and mid-scale (up to 50 Mw) green power renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The facility according to reports, is designed to provide a viable solution to one of theRead MoreThe post Germany's '32.9m renewable energy projects fund coming appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Executive Vice Chairman, Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc, MaziSam Ohuabunwa, has advised top executives to make effective use of their time, money and reputation, which, he said, are the most critical elements in self management. Ohuabunwa said this at the Executive Accelerated Induction Workshop, organised by the Chartered Institute of Strategic Managers and Leaders, Africa-Nigeria (CISML),Read MoreThe post Ohuabunwa advises top executives on self-management appeared first on The Nati 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor and Founder, Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has advised Nigeria to establish a national vision for the country. The vision, he said, should be driven by leaders with sustainable plan to transform the economic structure and the lives of Nigerians. Joining otherRead MoreThe post Moghalu: Nigeria needs clear economic vision appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Poultry Association of Nigeria( PAN), has elected a new executive at its convention in Abuja. Mr. Ezekiel Ibrahim emerged as the National President. Mr. Ibrahim, who was the Vice President of the Association in the North East, has been a poultry farmer for over 30 years. In his acceptance speech, he said because ofRead MoreThe post Poultry association gets new exco appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Acquires modern testing equipment The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has inaugurated an Ad-hoc Committee of its top officials and other experts in the oil & gas sector to sanitise operations in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry. Inaugurating the team in Lagos, its Director-General, Osita Aboloma, said the objective was to address the challengesRead MoreThe post SON sets up team to sanitise LPG sector appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Bank unveils Foundary to promote innovation Access Bank has said it sees the emergence of financial technologies (FinTechs) as collaborators in the quest to deepen its product and market development and not as threat to traditional banking. Its Executive Director, Mr Victor Etuokwu who spoke yesterday at a news briefing ahead the first editionRead MoreThe post FinTechs not threat to banks, says Access Bank appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has dragged the Kaduna State government to the National Industrial Court, Abuja, to challenge the Kaduna State Local Government Councils' order (Restructuring and Staffing Order) tagged: K.D.S.L.N. 2017.The order sets the maximum staffing level for local governments and provides that the local governments, which have employees inRead MoreThe post NULGE sues el-Rufai over mass sack appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Preamble As promised here last Friday, todays article is supposed to be the second part of a letter addressed to Nigerian Imams in this column last week. But by professional norm in journalism it is absurd to serialize articles except by exigency. That is a major difference between a columnist who is a professional journalistRead MoreThe post Our Mosques, our problem appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Two years after Hayat Kimya made entry into the Nigerian market, its premium diaper brand, Molfix, has taken 44 per cent market-share, according to the market report of AC Nielsen. Molfix which was previously a market challenger has eventually eclipsed Pampers share of the market. Pampers, the initial market leader now struggle to hold aRead MoreThe post Molfix wins diaper war with 44% market share appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The slaughter of Gusinu betrays how savage we have become It was horror compounded when a suspected ritual killer, 35-year-old Yewunu Tanlaju, gave an account of how he killed 17-year-old Taye Gusinu and sold parts of her body for N8, 500. The killing happened in Idosemo, Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State. Paraded inRead MoreThe post Ritual killing appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
SIR: The United Nations has since 1995 declared November 16 of every year as World Tolerance Day. However, that the world has not been able to transform this noble vision into reality; that the human race still continues to experience tensions, conflicts, and wars caused by inter-personal, inter-ethnic, inter-state, inter-racial and inter-civilizational intolerance, are factsRead MoreThe post Global exigency of tolerance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
As Anambra goes to the poll tomorrow, it must be voting without tears Tomorrow, Nigerians have the opportunity to assess the progress made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) since the last general election. It is, in a way, a test run ahead of the 2019 elections. The whole world is therefore keenly watchingRead MoreThe post Let the votes count appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
In the deepest recesses of Naija's Northeast, quiet mountains and hills in the underbelly of Adam state quaked vigorously. Sounds of artillery fire and gunpowder competed in distilling insanity and sanctity. Birds revolted by chirruping voices of dissent against the Boko criminal gangs. They polluted the eerie, breezy evening by terminating the desire of soulsRead MoreThe post Naija's Moonlight Camp Chats from the North-East appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
What actually happened at Nkpogu junction, Trans Amadi Industrial Area, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on November 11 when the convoys of two powerful persons clashed' The most important actors, Governor Nyeson Wike and Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, gave conflicting accounts and interpretations of what happened. This is how Wike presented the incident: 'I escapedRead MoreThe post Who is lying' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 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. 

Fri, 17 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. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
A governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Mr. Kola Alabi, has said that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has a role to play in the selection of a governorship candidate who can defeat the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in next year's election. Alabi said the Southwest, since the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo's days, had respected regional leadership, adding thatRead MoreThe post APC won't ignore Tinubu's leadership role, says Alabi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Ekiti 2018: Ojudu as catalyst
Fri, 17 Nov 2017
In this piece, Segun Dipe explains why Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Senator Babafemi Ojudu should serve as the next governor of Ekiti State. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.' 'Mahatma Ghandi Political activities are on the upbeat again in Ekiti State, where the accidental governor, Ayo Fayose,Read MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: Ojudu as catalyst appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 17 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. 

Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to Nigerians to collectively defend and stand firm for democracy. Jonathan made the call on Thursday in Onitsha at the grand finale campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Anambra, Mr Oseloka Obaze ahead of Saturday election. The former president said democracy was not about conductingRead MoreThe post Ex-President Jonathan urges Nigerians to stand firm for democracy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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