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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 29 November, 2017.

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Unionist: defaulters will be voted out Governors: President didn't tell us to pay all salary arrears A row broke out yesterday over the President's directive to governors on workers' salaries. Governors said President Muhammadu Buhari did not say they should pay all arrears of salaries before Christmas. But workers threatened to vote out governors whoRead MoreThe post Workers threaten governors over Buhari's pay directive appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Militants terrorising parts of Lagos, Ogun and Ondo states submitted their arms on Monday evening to embrace Federal Government's Amnesty programme. The militants were said to be behind the abduction of six Senior Secondary School (SSS)m pupils of Lagos Model College at Igbonla, near Epe in Lagos State; Arepo pipeline vandalisation and several attacks inRead MoreThe post Militants, vandals surrender arms in Ondo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Adamawa State Governor Jubrilla Bindow has no plan to quit theAll Progressives Congress (APC), following former Vice President Atiku Abubakar's resignation from the ruling party. Bindwo told State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja that he would remain in APC. Atiku is expected to join the Peoples DemocraticRead MoreThe post Adamawa governor'won't follow Atiku' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Academic and administrative activities were grounded yesterday at the University of Ibadan (UI) as non-teaching workers of the institution protested alleged disparity in Federal Government's disbursed earned allowances/earned academic allowances. Also, leaders of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leaders have said their lives were no longer save on campus. They said they had beenRead MoreThe post UI lecturers, NASU clash over govt's cash appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The debate on the general principle of Budget 2018 estimates presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 7 began yesterday at the National Aseembly. It was met with apathy at the House of Representatives and condemnation by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators. At the House, only 10 lawmakers indicated interest to speak on the budget,Read MoreThe post Lawmakers pick holes in 2018 Budget appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari left yesterday for Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire to attend the European Union-African Union (EU-AU) summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected at the meeting to be attended by other African leaders. The President left with All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governors Mohammed AbdullahiRead MoreThe post Buhari leaves for Abidjan with governors, Tinubu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Wants report within six months Following the inauguration of the 30-member committee to deliberate on a national minimum wage by President Muhammadu Buhari, labour leaders are hopeful of securing a living wage for workers from their employers, reports TOBA AGBOOLA. EIGHTEEN months after organised labour mooted an idea for a wage increase for government workers,Read MoreThe post Labour leaders hopeful of living wage for workers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Chief of Army Staff decorates 43 Generals in Maiduguri Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai yesterday urged 43 of the 45 newly-promoted Majors-General in the Army to be more dedicated and focused in the discharge of their responsibilities. He spoke while decorating them with their new ranks in Maiduguri, the epicentre of the degradedRead MoreThe post Buratai to newly-promoted Majors-Gen: be more dedicated appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
THE National Directorate of Employment (NDE) will soon train 76,300 unemployed youths under the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) in vocational skills acquisition. The training scheme will take place simultaneously in all the 36 states, including Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Its duration ranges between two weeks and three months with effect from next month.Read MoreThe post NDE to train 76,300 unemployed youths in vocational skills appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Honeycomb Confectionery Ltd will today hold an interactive session with distributors in line with its vision to build a proactive and responsive brand. The forum, to hold at its bakery on Dopemu road, will involve sessions on building viable business during recession. The forum will also address complaints and chart the way forward to sustainRead MoreThe post Firm to parley distributors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Maryanne Uwadiae, 25, is a troubled woman. Six months ago, she got deported from Libya, where she spent four years moving from one prison to another. Within the period, she was held captive by Nigerian and Libyan traffickers, who forced her into prostitution and use of hard drugs.At 17, she was impregnated by Mike Onogedion, her boyfriend, a school dropout, just about a year to the completion of her high school education in Esan, Edo State.Broken and disoriented, Maryanne abandoned her academic 


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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Bosch Nigeria, a major global player in the field of technology and power tools has consolidated its partnership with the artisans and tradesmen in Nigeria following the recent launch of an innovative tradesmen kits designed to help welders and carpenters in Nigeria maximize productivity as well as drive growth in the informal sector. The BoschRead MoreThe post Bosch empowers artisans with specialized tool kits appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Chairman, Covenant University (CU) Publication Committee, Prof. Solomon Oranusi, says the university has zero tolerance for the sales of handouts by lecturers to students in order to fight intellectual theft and plagiarism. Oranusi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos that the privately-owned university was striving to rank among theRead MoreThe post Why Covenant University won't accept sale of handout ' Don appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said the import prohibition policy of the apex bank has attracted investment valued at $10billion into the country. The CBN chief spoke in Abuja during an interactive seesion with the Joint House Committees on Finance, Appropriation; Aids, Loans & Debt Management and Budget Research on theRead MoreThe post Import prohibition attracts $10b investment, says CBN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The Federal Government has finally taken over the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC) over alleged breach of agreement by the concessionaire, Aulic Nigeria Limited. At a press conference in Lagos yesterday, the Executive Director/CEO, LITFC Management Board, Mrs. Lucy Ajayi, said the concessionaire breached the agreement by not remitting N6 billion in lease feesRead MoreThe post Fed Govt takes over Lagos Trade Fair Complex over N6b debt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Dealers seek 20% duty The Association of Motor Dealers of Nigeria (AMDON) yesterday lamented that its members lost about 400 vehicles valued at N1.7billion to incessant raids by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Army. Its National President, Ajibola Adedoyin, who raised the alarm during a press confrence in Abuja, saidRead MoreThe post Auto dealers lose N1.7b to customs, army raids appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The establishment in 2005 of the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI), a Federal Government's organisation charged with the responsibility of coordinating the government's-owned Technology Incubation Centres (TICs), has helped to create new entrepreneurs. One of the TICs in Minna, Niger State, is giving entrepreneurs the tools and space to help turn their ideas intoRead MoreThe post Creating entrepreneurs through technology incubation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Anew report has shown that Nigeria owes 51 per cent of its cumulative $15.35 per cent external debt to the World Bank Group. A report by FBN Capital research titled: 'External Debt Ratios to Savour' said the Federal Government of Nigeria's (FGN's) external debt obligations at end-September amounted to $15.35 billion, equivalent of 3.9 perRead MoreThe post Nigeria owes World Bank Group $7.8b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Nigeria's pension fund assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) have hit N7.164 trillion' as at September from the N7.094 trillion recorded in August. The increase in the assets represents a 21.34 percentage growth and N1.26 billion increase. But despite this achievement, reports show that a lot may still be wrong with investing the fundRead MoreThe post Pension fund hits N7.2tr appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Out of 70 million taxable adults in Nigeria, only 40 million pay taxes, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has said. She spoke yesterday at the first annual lecture of the Lagos State Professorial Chair of Tax and Fiscal Matters held at the Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos. Mrs Adeosun who chaired the lecture,Read MoreThe post Adeosun: only 40m Nigerians pay tax appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Plans N117.17b T-Bills auction The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced the injection of $210 million into the inter-bank foreign exchange market. Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Isaac Okorafor broke the hews in Abuja. He said $100 million was offered to the wholesale segment. The Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment got $55Read MoreThe post CBN boosts forex market with $210m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
At a youthpreneur business summit in Lagos, experts examine the major challenges businesses face in today's tech-orientated world. DANIEL ESSIET reports Founder and CEO, eTranzact; Valentine Obi , said self belief gave him the confidence to start a software company that has taken the world by storm. Addressing the second youthpreneur business summit which heldRead MoreThe post The power of starting small, being focused appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
A survey conducted by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has indicated that the global assets under management (AUM) of hedge funds have increased over the past two years by 24 per cent to $3.2 trillion. IOSCO is global body of securities regulators and its members regulate more than 95 per cent of theRead MoreThe post Global hedge fund industry hits $3.2tr appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
INEC, others deserve praise for ensuring credible election in Anambra The Anambra State governorship election was held amidst tension and apprehension. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), an organisation that did everything to scuttle all plans for polling, had given the impression that it controls the hearts and minds of the people in the SouthRead MoreThe post Commendable efforts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
DISCOs should find a better way of dealing with the new regulation on LPUs Expectedly, the notice by nine of the 11 electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to declare force majeure has been rejected by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The DISCOs threatened force majeure following the directiveRead MoreThe post Force majeure not the answer appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
There is an awkward Igbo saying that suggests that the breadfruit starts off the size a baby's head and when it ripens and is fully formed, it is the head of an adult. Of course that comes across quite obvious enough but the import of it is germane to the matter at hand today. TheRead MoreThe post NASS attack appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Even days ahead of its unveiling, a new book by ace journalist and APC spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi, is surely stirring the political waters already. Since teasers began to appear in Simon Kolawole's TheCable last week, many can hardly wait anymore for tomorrow's presentation in Abuja to grab copy and see what fresh angles 'On ARead MoreThe post GEJ, Abdullahi, Oduah and the missing verses appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Contrary to expectations, the people of Anambra State trooped out to vote for candidates of their choice during the November 18 governorship poll. Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI who monitored the poll writes about some of the highlights of the contest and its import on Anambra politics. THE Anambra State governorship election has come andRead MoreThe post Five 'takeaways' from Anambra governorship election appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
PERSONS with Disabilities (PWD) have called on National Assembly to speed up work on the harmonisation of the Disability Bill, to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address issues that discourage persons with disabilities from exercising their voting right. A non-governmental organisation, the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), made the call whileRead MoreThe post Disabled persons seek more participation in elections appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for providing a level-playing ground for the smooth conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. The Deputy Transition Committee Chairman, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr. Michael Ndubuisi, who made the observation at Ozubulu, the local government headquarters, said President Buhari's action had earnedRead MoreThe post Buhari commended for free, fair polls in Anambra appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 29 Nov 2017
In this piece, Samuel Elere pays tribute to the memory of the former Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum, the late Chief Sunday Awoniyi, who passed on 10 years ago. As a teenager in 1998 I met Chief Samuel Bolorunduro Awoniyi in Mopa after General Sani Abacha's death. Earlier I had read his interview in aRead MoreThe post Awoniyi: 10 years after appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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