NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [30 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 30 November, 2017.

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
His ambition to lead the country dates back to 1993. Then, he had age and the support of those that matter politically on his side. He was in his late 40s and he was a close ally of the master political strategist, the late Maj-Gen Shehu Yar'Ardua whose structure, the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), heRead MoreThe post The Atiku gambit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Poor Atiku Abubakar. Every time he gets set to run for the highest office in the land, some invisible but sturdy obstacles are rolled on the way. His political opponents and their friends will reel off a legion of reasons why he should not run. Some will simply say in a most damning manner thatRead MoreThe post Atiku visits Obasanjo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The presidential directive to governors to pay civil servants' salaries before Christmas may pit the states' chief executive officers against organised labour. Reason: the balance of the Paris/London Club refund from which the governors are expected to settle the workers may be a far cry from what is required, especially in states owing huge arrearsRead MoreThe post Buhari's pay directive: Governors, workers clash looms appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
After a short break, the Abdulrasheed Maina roadshow is back. The fugitive civil servant, in an interview with Channels Television from an unstated location, has been reeling off incredible facts and figures emanating from his work as the head of the controversial Pension Task Force Team. Perhaps out of ignorance or sheer sense of impunity,Read MoreThe post The Maina roadshow returns appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government is considering urgent and permanent solutions to the plight of Nigerians refugees in Libya and other European countries. Osinbajo frowned at the situation where young Nigerians were deceived by their unsuspecting customers and engaged in a dangerous journey that in some cases cause them their lives. TheRead MoreThe post FG considering permanent solution to plight of Nigerian refugees in Libya, Europe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
ECOWAS onWednesday said it would not take lightly the maltreatment of its citizens across countries in Northern Africa. President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza said this this while presenting the Status Report on the State of the Community to the Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja. De Souza wasRead MoreThe post We will not take lightly maltreatment of our citizens, says ECOWAS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the payment of N1.712 billion for the contractor handling the 75-kilometre Gurara Dam water pipeline project in Niger State. The FEC meeting, which lasted for about four hours, was presided over by Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo. While briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting, the Minister ofRead MoreThe post FG approves payment of N1.7 bn for gurara dam pipeline project appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Senate has resolved to investigate alleged recent reinstatement of a Deputy Police Commissioner, Mr. Danjuma Ibrahim, who was indicted by a judicial panel of inquiry set up in 2005 to probe killing of five young Igbo traders and a young lady in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The resolution followed a Point of OrderRead MoreThe post Apo six: Senate investigates alleged reinstatement of Police officer appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged state governments that have yet to establish their traffic management agencies to do so in line with the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy (NRSS). Its Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, made the call at a meeting with heads of some state traffic management agencies and zonal commanders ofRead MoreThe post 18 states yet to establish traffic management agencies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Independent petroleum marketers in Lagos State have threatened to withdraw their services from Dec. 11 over NNPC's breach of bulk purchase agreement to sell fuel to them at N133.28k per litre. The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Lagos State Chapter, on Wednesday said it was set for a showdown with NNPC over irregularRead MoreThe post Scarcity looms as IPMAN threatens showdown with NNPC in Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Two suspected cattle rustlers were yesterday killed in gun battle with operatives of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Operation Absolute Sanity at Kagarko forest in Kaduna State. The rustlers were said to have engaged the operatives in a gun fight after their were caught fleeing with 413 rustled cows and 50 sheep. It was gatheredRead MoreThe post Two rustlers killed as police recover over 400 stolen herds in Kaduna appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has approved the creation of additional 370 Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centres across the country. The commission, in a statement issued on its online newspapers on Wednesday in Abuja, said that each states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was allocated 10 new centres each. 'When addedRead MoreThe post INEC creates additional 370 CVR centres appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun has suspended the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr Mounir Gwarzo, from office over allegations of financial misappropriation. The Ministry's Deputy Director of Information, Mrs Patricia Deworitshe, in a statement on Wednesday,said that the suspension was to allow unhindered investigation into several allegations of financialRead MoreThe post Why FG suspended DG SEC, 2 others over alleged corruption appeared first 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Two staff of the Lagos State Judiciary and a National Youth Service Corp member (names with held) have been arrested in the Litigation Registry of the Ikeja High Court for alleged corruption. Also arrested was a tout who has been in the habit of impersonating as a staff of judiciary and defrauding court users. TheirRead MoreThe post Two Lagos judiciary staff, corper, tout arrested for corruption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The world of colours is fascinating and can change your life for the better. OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA writes on some of the health benefits of various colours. Colour healing which is also known as chromo- therapy is the use of specific colours for healing. This therapy has been practised for years. Colours are connected with ourRead MoreThe post 'Get your colour right' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
An acquaintance of mine who has just had the seventh of 16 shots of chemotherapy for cancer has desperately searched for bone marrow meal in the last three weeks. Chemotherapy is a wasting medical war on cancer. It poisons and devitalises the whole body, not just the cancer. This challenged person is kept alive fromRead MoreThe post Bone marrow meal life line for chemo devastation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
These everyday lifestyle habits will keep your immune system in top shape and ready to fight off infections. We all know how it feels to have a cold coming on: a pain in your sinuses, tickle in your throat, and heaviness all over your body. You're getting sick, and you start cursing yourself for notRead MoreThe post Ways to boost your immune system naturally appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Federal Government may soon be having a problem on its hands with the release of funds for the payment of earned academic allowances and earned allowances to university workers. Some unions are accusing the government of bias towards ASUU, which got the lion's share of the N23 billion released to 22 universities. KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIE,Read MoreThe post Trouble over earned allowances appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Salami Oluwafemi Babatunde, a graduate of the Department of Mining Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure [FUTA] has clinched the first prize in a National Competition for the Best Graduating Student in Mining Engineering from Nigerias Higher Institutions in 2016. The competition was organised by the Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers [NSME]. Students of miningRead MoreThe post FUTA alumnus wins mining prize appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Lagos State has opened four coding centres to capture out-of-school youths under its CodeLagos programme. Classes commenced in the four centres located at Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba; Ilupeju Public Library, Ilupeju; Isolo Public Library, Isolo and Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos Island on November 13. The classes, which holds from 8.30am-4pm weekdays for six weeksRead MoreThe post CodeLagos programme captures out-of-school youths appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The disturbing restiveness occasioned by high rate of unemployment among the army of Nigerian youths, can best be addressed if government improve infrastructures in remote areas while also encouraging youth to migrate there to take up new employment especially agriculture. With that, coupled with right kind of education which also comprises self reliance, the rateRead MoreThe post 'Develop rural infrastructure, arrest youth restiveness' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
THE Sultanate Council, Sokoto in collaboration with the Centre for Intellectual Services on the Sokoto Caliphate (CISSC) has commenced arrangements for a quiz competition among secondary and Islamiyya schools in the state. The upcoming event will be preceded by public lecture to be delivered by scholars. Speaking in Sokoto, Chairman /Board of Trustees of theRead MoreThe post Sultanate council, CISSC plan quiz contest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has emerged the university with the best performance in the Bar Final Examination of the Nigerian Law School held in August. The result of the examination released by the Council for Legal Education last week showed 94.9 per cent of UNILORIN Law graduates passed the examination narrowly beating theRead MoreThe post UNILORIN, UNILAG record highest pass rates in bar exam appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will launch a CV/job portal (www.nyscjobs.org ) in Lagos on December 8, 2017. The portal would help employers find corps members with requisite skills and qualifications that match their needs. The Lagos State NYSC Coordinator, Prince Mohammed Momoh told The Nation in an interview last Thursday at the SwearingRead MoreThe post NYSC to launch CV/job portal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
As part of its transformational education programmes, Queensland Academy, Lagos in partnership with the United States Airbus Foundation organised the Airbus Little Engineer A380 Assembly workshop recently. The robotics workshop was aimed at instilling the passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in African youths. The workshop introduced pupils of the school to theRead MoreThe post Queensland partners Airbus on robotics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
As part of efforts toward boosting town and gown relationship, the Centre for Community Based Farming Scheme, (COBFAS), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has sold fresh maize to scores of market women in Ogun State. It is the second in three months the university would be doing so. The peasant traders who thronged theRead MoreThe post FUNAAB sells maize to traders appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
A protracted disagreement between Anesthesia Onwunezi, a graduating student of Religion at the Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri, and her roommate, Glory John, a 200-Level Education Guidance and Counselling student, turned bloody last Sunday. Anesthesia was said to have stabbed Glory during an argument over her missing clothes. EKENE AHANEKU (600-Level Medicine and Surgery)Read MoreThe post Row over missing clothes turns bloody appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Girls Senior Secondary School (GSGS), Obalende has lifted the Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metropolitan schools debate trophy for the third year running. The school beat Ireti Senior Grammar School, Wahab Folawiyo Senior High School and Akande Dahunsi Memorial Senior High School all in Obalende in the grand finale held at the Westwood Hotel, Obalend.Read MoreThe post School wins Rotary debate thrice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) for Developmental Services, Prof Folasade Ogunsola had said fear is the real reason why women don't go into politics. She spoke at the maiden parliamentary summit with the theme: Youth and the legislature: Powerhouses of the nation, organised by the legislative arm of the College of MedicineRead MoreThe post 'Fear is reason women don't go into politics' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Registrars in polytechnics and colleges of technology nationwide have been reminded of their mandate to provide direction for technical education in Nigeria. For this mandate to see the light of day, the registrars have to cooperate with the academic staff and other vital organs of their institutions. Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATCH) Dr MargaretRead MoreThe post Rector urges registrars to cooperate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Since its inception, the University of Nigeria Consultancy Services Limited (UNN CONSULT) has been initiating projects to give the institution a facelift. It is also training students on hands-on skills in agricultural production. JAMES OJO (Mass Communication) reports. Established 31 years ago to drive the school's commercialisation of research, the University of Nigeria Consultancy ServicesRead MoreThe post UNN firm's many strides appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Emeritus Professor and former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan (U.I), Ayo Banjo, has urged government to put in more funding into the educational system in the country. He spoke in Lagos at a National Conference on Quality Education: Access and Rights Management in Nigeria, organised by Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG) in collaboration withRead MoreThe post Don seeks more funding for education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The 6th Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe Lecture has been held at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, the Anambra State capital. Burning national issues were discussed at the forum. FRANKLIN ONWUBIKO reports. Eminent Nigerians gathered at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka,Read MoreThe post Echoes of restructuring at Zik's Lecture appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Members of the Students' Union Government (SUG) of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) have visited the National Assembly in Abuja for excursion. The students, who are members of the union's legislative arm, were hosted by the Senate and House of Representatives. The visit was aimed at exposing members of the union's Students' Representative Assembly (SRA)Read MoreThe post Union leaders visit National Assembly appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
PZ Cussons saw the need to address a disturbing trend in education, which showed a decline in the study of science subjects, especially chemistry. The brand, in the last five years, has been sponsoring and supporting PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge (PZCCC) ' a competition that offers mouth-watering rewards for best pupils in chemistry in Lagos.Read MoreThe post 'Chemistry Challenge has developed pupils' IQ' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
For the better part of last week, Nigerians were over themselves with the news that the infamous former Zimbabwe president, Robert Mugabe finally resigned. In their excitement, they were totally 'oblivious' that 150 of their fellow citizens were killed in two separate suicide attacks in Mubi, Adamawa state. One of the attacks ' suspected toRead MoreThe post Nkomo's ghost appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
A frontline human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has come in defence of students, saying the current education system exposed them to hardship and deprivation. The legal luminary spoke last Saturday at the 5th Lagos State University (LASU) Students' Union Leadership Conference with the theme: Value-driven nation: A myth or reality. The event wasRead MoreThe post Students face hardship to get education, says Falana appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Nigeria's mall segment of the real estate sector has continued to thrive, notwithstanding the supposed downturn in the industry. This position is further buttressed with the investment of $68 million in the development of Novare Gateway Mall in Abuja. The mall, from the stable of Novare Real Estate Africa, which is being inaugurated today, isRead MoreThe post $68m Novare Mall begins operation in Abuja appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Federal Government is adopting ''home-grown'' strategy, to seek $5.2billion loan from the World Bank, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatubde Fashola, has said. He said the loan will be used to improve electricity generation, distribution and transmission in the country, when finally approved by the World Bank. Speaking at an interactiveRead MoreThe post 'How govt plans to get $5.2b World Bank loan' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Lagos State Government has joined the rest of the world to mark the World Toilet Day a day set aside to promote healthy sanitation practices. At the celebration, which held at the Ojodu/Berger Bus Terminus, in the Ikeja Local Government Area, last week, the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, said theRead MoreThe post Lagos advocates sustainable sanitation practice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Federal Government is planning to invest $600 million in solid minerals sector, in order to deepen exploration activities, the Minister, Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said. Other reasons, he said, include the need to deepen the knowledge of practitioners in the Nigerian mining space, explore both old and green fields, andRead MoreThe post Reasons for $600m investments in solid minerals appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Each country's skyline is defined by her most iconic structures, be they natural or constructed. This is part of what determines the volume and quality of tourists that visit country, constantly. Tourists visit some countries just to see iconic projects, or monuments. The Flames of Azerbaijan and Burj Khalifa, Dubai are two iconic projects thatRead MoreThe post The Oceanna: redefining Nigeria's skyline appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, (LASPARK) General Manager Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola has called on the Green Partners of the state to support the government's Christmas decoration by beautifying and lighting up the sites adopted by their organisations. Acknowledging the contributions of some of its partners who had embraced the Christmas lighting and decoration projectRead MoreThe post Yuletide: LASPARK canvasses partners for decoration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the police and other security agencies, are collaborating to rid the power sector of corrupt officials. ANED's Executive Director, Research and Development, Mr Sunday Oduntan, said the issue had reached an advanced stage, as many workers have been investigated for bribery,Read MoreThe post DisCos, EFCC, others collaborate to fight corruption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Cap Phoenix Cornerstone, a joint venture between African Capital Alliance and Cornerstone Insurance Plc, last week, held a topping out to celebrate the completion of Cornerstone Tower, a 12-floor office project, adjacent to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Oniru, Lagos. With this, the Cornerstone Tower has now reached its full height and isRead MoreThe post Investor holds Topping Out for Cornerstone Towers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Ogun State government has said 21.3 per cent or N73.5 billion of its N345.42 billion 2018 budget is for rural and infrastructural development/employment generation, and to facilitate new infrastructural projects and fast-track the completion of ongoing ones. The Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, disclosed this while presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill entitled: ''Budget of Accelerated Development''onRead MoreThe post Ogun earmarks N73.5 billion for rural infrastructural d 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) Amuwo Odofin Cell, last week, held a one-day seminar to educate artisans on the role of qualitative plumbing works in structural integrity. It was themed: 'Preventing building collapse through qualitative and sustainable plumbing'. In his paper, its President, Mr. Akinola George, noted that poor plumbing work can cause aRead MoreThe post Group trains artisans in plumbing appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
2018: R&D is too important to be allocated a paltry N8m by the NUC With the proposed spending plans of the National Universities Commission (NUC) for 2018, the commission looks like an organisation that is essentially under repairs. The agency charged with regulation of university education in the country is to spend most of itsRead MoreThe post Too little appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
A temperate politician and creative political thinker His answer to the still-problematic National Question grabbed public attention in a multicultural country searching for unity, stability and an equitable power-sharing formula. Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, who died in London on November 19, aged 85, proposed six geopolitical zones asthe federating units that would rotationally produceRead MoreThe post Alex Ekwueme (1932 ' 2017) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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