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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 NOVEMBER, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 23 November, 2017.

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari's nomination for second term will follow the due process. He told reporters after a meeting with Afenifere leader Chief Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital, that the President is a believer in 'rule of law and due process'.Read MoreThe post 2019: Buhari will follow due process, says Tinubu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Governors and some political leaders from the North central geo-political zone yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election. The governors and some of the leaders of the zone took the resolution at the North Central meeting of the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups held in Abuja. They said they will compel him toRead MoreThe post Northcentral governors, leaders urge Buhari to contest in 2019 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Senate, yesterday, lamented what it described as the total failure of the country's security architecture. It noted that the prevailing unhealthy security situation in parts of the country is responsible for the wanton destruction of lives and property. The lawmakers after a lengthy debate of the worsening security situation in the country, resolved toRead MoreThe post Senate seeks new security design to end killings appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Abayomi Olonisakinis has started an operational visit of troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East This follows the renewed attacks by the sect in the region, the latest being Tuesday's suicide attack in a mosque in Mubi while led to the death of no fewer than 50Read MoreThe post Boko Haram: CDS in Northeast as governor visits victims appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to put in place measures to check embezzlement and diversion of recovered assets. He gave the assurance while inaugurating the Audit Committee on the Recovery and Management of Stolen Assets within and outside Nigeria at the First Lady Conference room in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Stressing that recovered assets mustRead MoreThe post Buhari orders audit of recovered assets within one month appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
THE leadership of the House of Representatives has urged the citizenry not to expect the final budget in less than three months. Chairman, House Committee on Media, Abdulrazak Namdas, who gave this indication in a chat with The Nation yesterday, hinted that the budget may not get to the President at the time he envisaged.Read MoreThe post 'Budget won't be ready before March' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman Ibrahim Magu says he was not discouraged about Tuesday's failed attempt to arrest former Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS) Ita Ekpeyong and former Head of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ayo Oke. He spoke with State House reporters after he attended the inauguration of theRead MoreThe post No going back on arrest of Ekpeyong, Oke, says Magu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Nigeria has been shifting the goal post in its quest to achieve Digital Switch Over (DSO) in line with the 193-member International Telecommunications Union (ITU) treaty to which the country is signatory. In this report, Osola Junaid examines the consequences of the delay. Ordinarily, one would have kept quiet and ignored several misinformation, half-baked truthsRead MoreThe post Can Nigeria ever achieve analogue switch-off' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
TWO-count charge has been filed against a jealous wife, Maryam Sanda, barely five days after allegedly stabbing her husband to death. The affected wife had allegedly killed her husband, Bilyaminu Haliru Bello, who was a son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) and ex-Minister Mohammed Haliru Bello. There had beenRead MoreThe post Jealous wife charged with stabbing ex-PDP chair's son to death appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
THE Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the raging disagreement among some chairmanship aspirants on micro zoning may have to be resolved at the party'sDecember 9convention. Some of the aspirants and other stakeholders have continued to insist that the position of chairman should be micro zoned to the Southwest, which hasRead MoreThe post PDP chair: Disagreements may be resolved at convention, says Makarfi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
On November 12, Governor Godwin Obaseki clocked one year in office. Some tertiary institutions shut down are yet to resume. However, he pledges to stay true to his promises, reports OSAGIE OTABOR. It has been one year since Godwin Obaseki took over from Adams Oshiomhole as Edo State Governor. Unlike his predecessor who built andRead MoreThe post Will Obaseki fulfill promises to revamp education' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Sokoto State government says it 'has paid over three billion Naira worth of scholarship to its students from 2015 to date. Executive Chairman of the state scholarship board, Altine Shehu Kajiji, said in a statement that beneficiaries of the tuition fees and upkeep allowance include students studying in USA, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Turkey, Sudan,Read MoreThe post Sokoto spends N3b on scholarship appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Permanent Secretary/Tutor General, Lagos State Education District V, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Onadipe, has sought private sectors involvement in education for the sector to grow. To develop education system that is relevant to national development and industrial growth, career awareness among secondary school students should be focused on extensively, she added. Onadipe spoke at Oregun at JuniorRead MoreThe post Private sector role vital in education says Lagos govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The greatest achievement of Prof Rahamon Bello during his tenure as Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) was peace. This was the submission of Prof Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, who delivered a Valedictory Lecture in Bello's honour on Tuesday at the Afe Babalola Auditorium of the university. Ozumber, who is Vice Chancellor of theRead MoreThe post 'Ex-UNILAG VC, man of peace' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Great Ife Mainland Metro, GIMM, a branch of the Obafemi Awolowo University Alumni Association, has donated an electronic notice board to students occupying the Angola Hall of the university. The donation was unveiled at the hostel with the students and donors present. Speaking to The Nation, GIMM President, Adekunbi Akin-Taylor, said the association whichRead MoreThe post OAU alumni adopt hall appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
With nutrition playing a very important role in learning and wellbeing of learners, some teachers have been taught to help young children inculcate good nutritional habits. The teachers, gathered by FrieslandCampina WAMCO, manufacturers of Peak 456 Growing Up milk for children last Friday in Ikeja, learnt from nutritionists, paediatricians, researchers and others the essence ofRead MoreThe post Peak trains teachers on nutrition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari gathered his ministers, aides, heads of parastatals and others to Aso Rock to discuss the education sector. At that meeting, the Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu lamented the poor funding of the sector over the years, saying budgetary allocations were nowhere near what even smaller countries spent on education. BetweenRead MoreThe post Fixing educations woes appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Rhealyz Green Network, has donated learning materials to St.Williams Primary School, Oda in Ondo State, as part of its Kit a child project outreach. The pupils, villagers and teachers described the NGOs gesture as a life-changing experience, especially in a rural community where accessibility is often difficult. Rhealyz Green network, withRead MoreThe post NGO kits up school in Ondo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
With the Federal Government strengthening the structure for quality assurance of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) education through the National Universities Commission, the Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, has assured Nigerians of the quality of degrees obtained through ODL. Adamu doused fears or doubts in some quarters as to the quality of degrees obtained viaRead MoreThe post Fed Govt strengthens 'Open' degrees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Methodist College Uzuakoli Old Boys Association, (UMCOBA) Lagos branch, will on Sunday hold a special thanksgiving and rededication services at the Wesley Chapel, Methodist Church Nigeria, Lekki . The service scheduled for 9.am is an annual ritual by the association to God for His protection and guidance throughout the year and also a moment toRead MoreThe post Old boys give thanks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
All roads led to McPherson University (McU) in Seriki-Sotayo, Ogun State, as the faith-based institution held its second convocation where four women finished with First Class. IBRAHIM ADEYEMI reports. Seriki-Sotayo, the sleepy host community of McPherson University, a faith-based tertiary institution established by the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, came alive last Saturday for theRead MoreThe post I want to be a farmer, says girl with First Class in Computer Science appeared first on The 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
It is becoming more evident by the day that the strongholds of capitalist structures embedded in privatisation and heavy commercialisation of social services are getting propped by their local agents who are rather organised massively. I would, in quick succession, point out unequivocally the imminent attacks on social services particularly education in my dear stateRead MoreThe post Before Aketi forgets appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Only graduates who pass the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) will be issued licenses to teach, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has said. The regulatory body said its new guidelines would no longer allow graduates' induction as qualification for teaching, emphasising that only graduates who pass through PQE will be licensed to teach. The council'sRead MoreThe post Induction not a licence to teach, says TRCN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
CHANCELLOR of Landmark Uniiversity (LMU), Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said the only challenge confronting the economy in Nigeria is how to utilise various research findings in the academia for economic emancipation. 'We don't have problem with capacity; but capacity utilisation,' Oyedepo said at the university's fourth inaugural lecture delivered by a professorRead MoreThe post Nigeria must utilise research findings, says Oyedepo appeared first on The Nat 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti (ADO POLY) management has asked students to pay N20,000 reparation fee for the properties vandalised during a riot that engulfed the school last month. ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA reports. Preparation fee of N20,000 has been charged each student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti (ADO POLY), as a condition for assessment returning to school.Read MoreThe post Penalty for rioting appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Twenty three teams of social innovators from various departments of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile Ife, Osun State, showcased their entrepreneurial ideas when they competed for Hult Prize ' a social entrepreneurship award. The event held at National Centre for Technology Management of the OAU. At the event, undergraduates and postgraduate students brainstormedRead MoreThe post Social entrepreneurs clinch Hult Prize at OAU appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Provost, Adeyemi College of Education, (ACE) Ondo, Ondo State, Prof. Olukoya Ogen said the institution has beefed up its security to check kidnapping, robbery and other vices. Three students of the institution were recently kidnapped by suspected gunmen, who killed one of them for money rituals. The criminals have been arrested by the police.Read MoreThe post Crime: college beefs up security appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
After years of self-denial, the elites have finally come to the stark realisation that there's a serious crisis in the education sector. I have lost count of the number of articles I've written about the pathetic state of education in Nigeria. It took Governor Nasir el Rufai of Kaduna State to force education back intoRead MoreThe post Generational evil appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Federal polytechnic, Oko ( Oko Poly ), in Anambra, has urged the Federal Government to immortalise the first Vice President of the country, the late Dr Alex Ekwueme, for his selfless service to the nation. The polytechnic's spokesman, Mr Obini Onuchukwu, made the institution's position known in statement in Oko, Orumba North Local GovernmentRead MoreThe post Oko Poly wants FG to immortalise Ekwueme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
An Osun Magistrates' Court sitting in Ile-Ife, on Wednesday remanded three students of the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun, in prison custody over forceful initiation of a student into cultism. The accused, Alade Temitope, Emmanuel Tobiloba and Oluwatosin Emmanuel, are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, inflicted injuries, assault and threat to kill. They pleaded notRead MoreThe post Cultism: Court remands three Odua Varsity students in prison appeared first on The Nation Nigeria 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
NIPCO Plc has restated its commitment to host community development as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, especially in education development through facility upgrade and co -curricular activities in primary schools in Lagos State. NIPCO's Chief Corporate Affairs Manager (CCAM), Mr Lawal Taofeek, stated this in an address at the Lagos State UniversalRead MoreThe post CSR: We are committed to host community devt, says NIPCO appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Chairman, Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN), Dr. Shehu Yahaya, has said 11 Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) failed to meet its requirement for loan disbursement to Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. Yahaya disclosed this during a meeting with Vice President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Pierre Guislain, at the DBN headquartersRead MoreThe post As AfDB invest $500m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), has announced the disbursement of $2.5 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). The fund will also be used for the implementation of the Chevron-Global Fund Anti-Retroviral Treatment Service Maintenance Programme (ART Programme), in Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo and LagosRead MoreThe post Chevron contributes $5m to Global Fund to reduce HIV infections in Nigeria appeared first on The Na 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
AB InBev has long-term commitment to developing Nigeria's economy, the Managing Director- designate, International Breweries Plc, Mrs. Annabelle Degroot, has said. Mrs. Degroot, who spoke at a media briefing in Lagos yesterday, said ongoing merger of its subsidiaries in the country, comprising International Breweries Plc, Intafact Breweries Limited and Pabod Breweries Limited is clear demonstrationRead MoreThe post 'AB InBev: we're committed to Nigeria' appeared first on The 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will not renege on its plans to return the four state-owned refineries Port Harcourt 1&2, Warri and Kaduna to their installed capacity of 445,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2019, its Group Public Affairs Manager, Ndu Ughamadu, has said. According to him, the NNPC inaugurated nine committeesRead MoreThe post Refineries: NNPC eyes 445,000 bpd output by 2019 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Nigeria's mortgage system currently cannot support a housing policy that will deliver affordable houses to Nigerians. This was the submission of a speaker at the recently concluded 2017 National Built Environment Conference (NABECON), which held at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. The theme of the conference was Positioning the Construction Industry in NigeriaRead MoreThe post 'Mortgage critical to realistic housing policy' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
idelity Bank Plc. has partnered with the Africa's Young Entrepreneurs (AYE) to empower entrepreneurs in Nigeria. The partnership agreement between both organizations, signed recently, will strengthen the on-going efforts and initiatives of AYE in developing and supporting future business leaders. It will also afford Fidelity Bank the opportunity to offer financial and technical advisory servicesRead MoreThe post Fidelity Bank partners Africa's young entrepreneurs appeared first on The 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Shell companies in Nigeria (SCiN) are the 2017 Best in sustainability and innovation in Africa, beating two other finalists at the 11th edition of the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs) for Corporate Social Responsibility in Lagos last Friday. Shell companies also defeated three other contestants to win the Best Company in Affordable and CleanRead MoreThe post Shell companies bag awards appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
To sign SLA with NCDMB Members of the Indigenous Petroleum Producers Group (IPPG) have pledged to support and comply with the provisions of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act. To cement their commitment, the local operating companies will sign a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Nigerian Content Development and MonitoringRead MoreThe post Indigenous producers pledge compliance to Content Act appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
With an estimated 124,000 children under the age of five dying annually as a result of diarrhoea, caused mainly by consumption of unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene, an indigenous firm, EnvironFocus Limited, has signed an agreement with Vestergaard, a global health company dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable people in developing countries, to distributeRead MoreThe post Vestergaard's Lifestraw debuts in Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Time to streamline hiring of security personnel and to monitor arms meant to secure the nation The culture of impunity that led to the change of government in 2015 seems to be very much in place in the country's security sector. At a public hearing of the House of Representatives' Joint Committee on Customs andRead MoreThe post Security selling arms to criminals! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Falana should sue the Fed Govt for making him fall into a manhole on a major road in the FCT Human rights lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has threatened to sue the Federal Government, following injuries he sustained after falling into a manhole on his way to his officeRead MoreThe post Go ahead appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
SIR: Nobody is fighting for the common good of the masses, instead the politicians and elite are only working for their pockets. Therefore the youths should be wise and not allow themselves to be used by these selfish agitators. The difficulties that corrupt leaders have entrenched in this country do not know Igbo, Hausa, YorubaRead MoreThe post Corruption may lead the deprived to dissent appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Anambra State governorship election of November 18 has been lost and won, despite the loud threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to cause chaos. Ahead of the election, the now-proscribed separatist group had terrorised residents of the state, threatening to make the election impossible. The anti-election drama began in June with thisRead MoreThe post IPOB: Boo! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Chief Ntufam Eta is the National Vice Chairman (Southsouth) of the All Progressives Congress (apc). In this interview with TONY AKOWE in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), he speaks on why President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term and why former Vice President Atiku Abubakar should not go back to the Peoples Democratic PartyRead MoreThe post 'Buhari deserves automatic ticket' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG) has hailed the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the Anambra State governorship election. The group said this while briefing reporters on its preliminary report released in Awka, the state capital. Its Executive Director, Dr Chima Amadi, said the group deployed 100Read MoreThe post Anambra poll: Group rates security, INEC high appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment to former Imo State Governor Ikedi Ohakim and one-time Managing Editor of ThisDay, Chief Ethelbert Okere, in this interview with MUSA ODOSHIMOKHE, speaks on his book: 'We Can't All Be Wrong,' the importance of restructuring and other issues. Your book, 'We can't all be wrong'; what is it about' ThereRead MoreThe post 'Why Nigeria should be restructured' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Director of Adoration Ministries, Rev. Emmanuel Uke, in this interview with reporters in Lagos, speaks on the outcome of the Anambra State governorship election. Musa Odoshimokhe was there. You predicted victory for Governor Willie Obiano. Are you satisfied with the outcome of the election' Let me start by saying that I am very happyRead MoreThe post 'Obiano won on sympathy vote' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Lagos East All progressives Congress (APC) leader Alhaji Akanni Seriki-Bamu has said there is no crack in the senatorial chapter, urging members to be committed to the welfarist cause of the party. He urged party chieftains, followers and supporters to support Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and reiterate their loyalty to the leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, whoRead MoreThe post No crack in Lagos East APC, says Seriki appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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