NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 19 November, 2017.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
FOR the first time in over two years, Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has finally happened upon a popular cause befitting his populism. After compelling primary school teachers to take a proficiency test designed for Primary Four pupils, and seeing more than two-thirds of them fail, he has given the order to recruit about 25,000Read MoreThe post El-Rufais activism and Kaduna teachers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
With official results of yesterdays governorship election in Anambra being expected late last night, unofficial returns from the polling wards and units put the incumbent Governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in early lead. Tony Nwoye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is also reported to be doing well,Read MoreThe post Anambra : Early returns favour Obiano, Nwoye appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Disputed cash blown by party officials in nine months Ahead of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), there is fresh tension in the party over the whereabouts of about N9billion left by a former National Chairman of the party, ex-Governor Adamu Muazu. All the organs of the party are poised to joinRead MoreThe post PDP Convention: Tension mounts over N9b inherited from Muazu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan has denied ever receiving any money from the controversial Pension Fund. Media adviser to the former president, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze dissociated the former President from allegations which accused an Ex-President of being paid N5 billion monthly from the Pension Fund. The claim credited to the Attorney General of the Federation andRead MoreThe post Jonathan denies receiving N5b from pension fund appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Irate youths have torched a building belonging to the former Kwara State Governor, Mohammed Sha'aba Lafiagi. He is also the Senator representing Kwara North. In the process three of the youths were allegedly shot death by security personnel. The incident was said to have occurred on Friday night in Lafiagi, headquarters of Edu local governmentRead MoreThe post Three dead as irate youths torch ex-governor Lafiagi's house appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Ousted leader will die for what's right, says nephew Robert Mugabe will be removed as Zimbabwe president, two sources from the country's ruling Zanu-PF party have said. The party will reportedly hold a special central committee meeting this morning to dismiss the 93-year-old as leader. The meeting is due to start at 10.30am local timeRead MoreThe post Mugabe 'will be removed as President' today-sources appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Police Command in Borno State has confirmed fresh suicide attacks at the outskirt of Maiduguri that killed four suicide bombers and a teenage boy. Four others persons were seriously injured in the attacks. Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, in a statement explained: 'In the wee hours of Saturday, two female suicideRead MoreThe post Four suicide bombers, teenager killed in Maiduguri attacks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday identified two major obstacles to efforts to repatriate looted funds kept in offshore accounts. Osinbajo noted foreign countries warehousing stolen funds deliberately create rigorous obstacles and set humiliating conditions in cases where such monies are to be released. He also said the willingness of developed countries to allow companies andRead MoreThe post Why it's difficult to repatriate looted funds, by Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
BEFORE Donald Duke became governor of Cross River State in 1999, it was not a place really talked about or where people wanted to go to. Tucked away in one corner in the southernmost part of the country and not a thoroughfare to any other part of the country, anyone who visited the state hadRead MoreThe post Cross River: Tinapa now a wasteland appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Observers: Election marred by irregularities Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Oseloka Henry Obaze yesterday said he was sure of victory if the election is free and fair. He arrived at Unit 001 in Ochuche Umuodi in Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA) at 1.32pm and was accredited without hitches. He cast his vote at about 1.40pm.Read MoreThe post I'll win if election is credible, says Obaze appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Readers and prominent stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday stormed the Uyo Township Stadium for flag-off of campaigns ahead of the December 2 Akwa Ibom local government elections. Party dignitaries who at the event included the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun; Chairman of APC Governors Forum Rochas Okorocha; DeputyRead MoreThe post Council election: Oyegun, Okorocha, Etiebet, Ita Enang, Ekere, others storm A'Ibom appeared first on The Nation Ni 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Berger end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is always busy road for human and vehicular movement because of its strategic place in trade facilitation across Nigeria from the Lagos port. However, it witnessed exceptional congestion throughout last week, especially on Sunday due to the farewell Gospel Crusade by Christ for all Nation (CfaN) led byRead MoreThe post The night Lagos got lit for Christ appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan is 60 years old this month (November). In this interview with Bisi Oladele, the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Temitope Alonge, who is the seventh chief executive, shares the rich breakthroughs of the first teaching hospital in West Africa in research, training and healthcare services. YOU joined the hospital asRead MoreThe post Government should concession Teaching Hospitals, -UCH CMD appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
As the official distributors ofManage Engine in NIGERIA, Tranter IT Infrastructure Services Limited was proud to collaborate with Manage Engine to organise one of the biggest seminar so far in Nigeria for Manage Engine. At the Radisson Blue Hotel in Victoria Island, with Tranter IT, the Manage Engine team that arrived from Dubai and India,Read MoreThe post Tranter IT unleashes its new range appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The President of Benson Idahosa University, Bishop Faith Idahosa, has stepped into the raging debate on tithing. Christians, he said, should pay tithe as a matter of love towards God, not necessarily because of compulsion or law. He charged them to avoid being misled by certain individuals who think paying tithe is wrong. Idahosa wasRead MoreThe post Paying tithes is about love, not law Idahosa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Celestial Church Unification and Renaissance Mission has reemphasised the needs for all factional heads to embrace peace for the church to move forward. It said the pastoral seat of the church remains unoccupied despite the preponderance of claimants, saying no single diocese can appoint a successor to the late SBJ Oshoffa. These were someRead MoreThe post How to resolve CCC nagging crisis, by unification group appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Professor Oyewale Tomori is a member, United States Academy of Medicine, President, Nigeria Academy of Science, Pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Redeemers University, (RUN) and Lassa Fever Committee Chairman. In this interview with Omolara Akintoye, the renowned Professor of Virology explains how government is using disease outbreaks as panic opportunity to generate funds. Excerpts AS the Lassa FeverRead MoreThe post Why we cant produce vaccines locally appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
In fulfilment of its commitmentto making the 2017 Oyemekun Festival a grand ceremony, Goldberg, the leading culture centric beer brand from the stablesof Nigerian Breweries Plc, felicitated with the people of Akure during the annual festival. Over the ages, Oyemekun Festival has provided an opportunity for all the indigenes of Akure, both at home andRead MoreThe post Goldberg felicitates with Akure indigenes at Oyemekun festival appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Fast-rising gospel sensation, China Nwaogu, aka St Chika, has stated that it takes deep commitment, a sense of responsibility and lot of prayers to succeed as a gospel act. ''Gospel music is not for the weak. It comes with great responsibilities. You have to be dedicated and above all prayerful,'' he stressed. The 27-year-old hasRead MoreThe post 'Gospel music requires hard work, prayers' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Dr. Solomon Osunlola, a lecturer at the Department of Crop Production, College of Agriculture, Kwara State University ( KWASU ), Malete, has committed suicide. Dr. Isiaka Aliagan, Director of the institute's Public Relations Department, who confirmed the on Friday in Ilorin, said that the deceased was a Lecturer 1 with the College of Agriculture. HeRead MoreThe post KWASU lecturer commits suicide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The management of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has denied misappropriation of N13b meant for the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWESS). Despite the many challenges confronting the programme, the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) including most tertiary institutions emphasised the need for ITF to continue to manage SIWESS.Read MoreThe post ITF refutes allegations of N13b fraud appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Hassan Usman is Managing Director/Chief Executive, Jaiz Bank Plc, the first and only non-interest financial institution listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He spoke with a cross-section of journalists on the prospects and opportunities available in the different financial windows the institution has on offer among other issues. Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf was there. Excerpts: GettingRead MoreThe post 'Non-interest banking open to all' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
In a swift reaction to the story published on this page on November 5th, entitled, ' PSP charge consumers for services not rendered' the Private Sector Participants[PSP] debunked the claims that PSP charge for services not rendered, rather they claimed that their job was being hindered because of unpaid consumer bills and inaccessibility of refuseRead MoreThe post Two factors hinder PSP operators'ASWAN Chairman appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has said that the economic performance of Nigeria remains crucial in realising the dream of a single currency in the West African region. Mr. Dimitri Sanga, Director of the Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (SRO/WA-ECA) made this disclosure onRead MoreThe post ECOWAS single currency impossible without Nigeria, says UNECA boss appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
There seems to be no end in sight to the crisis bedeviling the electricity distribution companies (DisCos). The recurring issue of their underperformance which they attribute to revenue shortfall vis--vis unfriendly operating environment, litigations from different quarters as well as perceived interference from regulators have continued to put them on collision course with the growingRead MoreThe post Unending troubles of DisCos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Bayo Akintoye an entrepreneur is Chief Executive, BULLNET Properties, a real estate development company. In this interview with Yetunde Oladeinde, he speaks on the challenges and opportunities inherent in the built and construction sub-sector. Excerpts: Interest in the real estate sector My expertise as a realtor has been very interesting because it's one sector thatRead MoreThe post 'Why housing for the poor remains elusive' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The federal government has ruled out any possibility of extending the grace period given for the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler, who gave this charge in Abuja, said the March 2018 deadline remains sacrosanct. Fowler made this disclosure at theRead MoreThe post VAIDS: FG insists no going back on March 2018 deadline appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
FOR the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) being a local player isn't just enough. That explains why ADVAN is determined to operate beyond the shores of the country to prove its worth and mettle on the world stage. No other person is setting that agenda but the newly elected president of the ADVAN. Folake Ani-Mumuni,Read MoreThe post ADVAN, a local brand gaining world attention appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Hassan Usman is Managing Director/Chief Executive, Jaiz Bank Plc, the first and only non-interest financial institution listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He spoke with a cross-section of journalists on the prospects and opportunities available in the different financial windows the institution has on offer among other issues. Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf was there. Excerpts: GettingRead MoreThe post 'Non-interest banking open to all' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
There seems to be no end in sight to the crisis bedeviling the electricity distribution companies (DisCos). The recurring issue of their underperformance which they attribute to revenue shortfall vis--vis unfriendly operating environment, litigations from different quarters as well as perceived interference from regulators have continued to put them on collision course with the growingRead MoreThe post Unending troubles of DisCos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
No fait accompli yet in Zimbabwe Many who think President Robert Mugabe has been ousted can dream in the form of the following folklore in Yoruba that does not yet apply. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the Zimbabwe strongman is the hubris-smitten tortoise.Tortoise announced he was travelling; but was adamant he wouldn't return until he was disgraced.Read MoreThe post Go, Mugabe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Without mincing words, I did like to confess publicly that I am one Nigerian who believes in President Muhammadu Buhari. I am not his partisan adherent, but my admiration for him as a person and now leader of Nigeria blossoms everyday like a flower. Buhari is awesomely an intriguing leader and to me, he isRead MoreThe post Buhari's tall ranking on terror war appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
It is easy indeed to point fingers, but let us remember the most important fingers are pointing back at us. We are all guilty. You remember how they used to tell us that thirty million Nigerians could not be wrong about Abacha being the best choice for Nigeria at a time in our history' Well,Read MoreThe post How can 22,000 teachers be wrong' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Suraj Adekunbi is the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly. The Aiyetoro-Yewa-born politician says it is wrong for anybody to say the current All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, has not achieved anything since it took over the federal government in 2015. According to him, Buhari and the APCRead MoreThe post Buhari, APC building institutions Adekunbi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
IN the age of 'alternative facts', the media has been awash and desecrated with fake news, 'post-truths' and outright untruths; where people who claim to be authors or journalists, in their write-ups, gleefully revel in these three 21st century media-related anomalies. And it seems a few notable names, including a former minister of aviation, haveRead MoreThe post Leadership lessons for Osinbajo's critics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buharis working visit to Ebonyi State has reopened the debate over Governor Dave Umahis relationship with the president and how it may impact on his party, PDP and on APCs fortunes in 2019 governorship election, reports Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu THROUGHOUT the two days that President Muhammadu Buhari spent in Ebonyi State, duringRead MoreThe post Ebonyi 2019: Buharis visit and APC, Umahis interests appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State says it is determined to rout the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the next governorship election in the state. The said election is scheduled to hold next year. Assistant Editor, Dare Odufowokan, examines the chances of the opposition party which is currently bogged down by freshRead MoreThe post Osun: Troubled PDP and the 2018 guber poll appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano says he is confident of wining the ongoing governorship election by a landslide. Obiano, the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the election, said this on Saturday after casting his vote. 'I am very confident that at the end of the day, I will carry the day.Read MoreThe post Anambra election: I will win, says Obiano appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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