NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1ST DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 1st December, 2017.

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
More light was shed yesterday on how fugitive Pension Task Force chief Abdulrasheed Maina returned to work. Ministry of Interior Permanent Secretary Abubakar Magaji owned up to the lapses in Maina's reinstatement, which sparked a huge row. Magaji spoke when he appeared before the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee investigating the 'disappearance, reappearance, reinstatementRead MoreThe post Perm Sec: I accept blame for Maina's return to work appeared first on The Nation Ni 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Abdurasheed Maina has a 'valid U.S. passport' among his three travel documents, the Nigerian Immigration Service told the House of Representatives panel. Mohammed Babandede, Comptroller-General of Immigration, told the panel that the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms had not entered the country since 2013. He said the Service started keepingRead MoreThe post 'Maina has U.S., two Nigeria passports' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Minister of State (Petroleum) Ibe Kachikwu yesterday hinted of plans by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to impose some kind of 'soft' targets on Nigeria and Libya on the basis of their average production this year. He was quoted byFinancial Times as saying on the sidelines of the ongoing OPEC meeting in Vienna,Read MoreThe post OPEC to impose 'soft target' on Nigeria, says Kachikwu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Oyo State Government on Thursday in Ibadan commenced the demolition of dilapidated blocks of classrooms in its schools. The reports that the state government begun the demolition exercise from Ibadan Municipal Government (IMG) Primary School I, Mokola in Ibadan. Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, said the demolition would allowRead MoreThe post Oyo commences demolition of dilapidated school structures appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has claimed ownership of Flat 7B in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, where large sums of money were found. The sums found in the flat, which were forfeited to the Federal Government on June 6, are $43,449,947 (about N13billion), N23, 218,000 and 27,800 (about N10.6milion). In its pending application, the bank isRead MoreThe post Ikoyi cash haul: Bank claims ownership of Flat 7B appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
THE last has not been heard on the 2015 general elections following a revelation yesterday by a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke(SAN) that former Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko mounted pressure on him to prosecute then candidate Muhammadu Buhari for certificate forgery. He said he resisted the pressureRead MoreThe post 2015 poll: Mimiko mounted pressure for Buhari's trial for 'certificate forgery', says Adoke appeared firs 

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
NO fewer than 2,800 delegates have been cleared to vote at the December 9 national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. The figure could be higher as the list is yet to accommodate delegates from Osun State, where the congresses to elect them were inconclusive. Rising from its 77th National Executive CommitteeRead MoreThe post 2,800 delegates for PDP convention appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun said Maina did not receive any salary from the government after his disengagement. Mrs. Adeosun told the panel that from the records of the ministry, there was no trace of any payment of salary to Maina after he was disengaged from service in 2013. 'We have looked very wellRead MoreThe post Finance ministry denies paying Maina appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Worried by the estimated 17million housing deficit in the country; stakeholders, yesterday, called for a special intervention fund for housing as applicable in some other sectors of the economy; including agriculture, mining and education as well as the creative industry. They also called for the enactment of a bill by the National Assembly, next year,Read MoreThe post Stakeholders seek special intervention fund for housing appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Practice violates rights of women There is no religion, faith or creed that supports female genital mutilation (FGM), hence no girl-child and woman should undergo same again. This was the submission of representatives across the three prominent religions in Nigeria at a one-day forum organised by the Child Health Advocacy Initiative (CHAI). CHAI isRead MoreThe post Lagos, NGO warn against female genital mutilation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI) of Teaching Hospitals/Federal Medical Centres sector has condemned Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) attitude for threatening to embark on strike because the government has agreed to implement agreements and memorandum of understanding it signed with JOHESU/APHA from 2009 to date. This wasRead MoreThe post Group decries doctors' threat to go on strike appeared first 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Statistics have shown that malnutrition is on the increase in the country. Wasting has increased from 24.2 per cent to 31.5 percent while stunting has gone up from 34.8 percent to 43.6 percent. Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Philomena Irene made this known in Gombe during the opening of a two-day capacity development programme forRead MoreThe post Govts advised to invest in nutrition programmes appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Reports urge govts to take action One in every 10 medical products circulating in the low and middle income countries has been estimated to be either substandard or fake, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said in its latest two reports. The implication is that people are taking medicines that either fail to treatRead MoreThe post WHO: how to reduce substandard products in developing countries appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Some infections are common in pregnancy simply because there is an ongoing pregnancy and the woman is vulnerable as a result of the pregnancy. Other infections may occur notwithstanding the presence of a pregnancy. Amongst them, I have discussed below. Malaria. Malaria kills more children and pregnant women than any other group of people. ChemicalsRead MoreThe post Common disorders occurring in pregnancy (4) Infections appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The non-academic staff unions of Nigerian universities will go on strike from Monday. The unions, members of NAAT, NASU, and SSANU, announced the resumption of the strike in a joint statement. The statement was signed by the national presidents of NAAT, Sani Sulaimon; NASU, Chris Ani; and SSANU, Samson Ugwoke. They workers said they rejectedRead MoreThe post Varsity workers begin strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Federal Government and the United Nations Childrens Fund ( UNICEF ) have called for collaboration to reduce the number of out-of-school children. Nigeria currently has the highest number of out-of-school children with 10.5 million. UNICEFs Education Specialist, Swadchet Sankey, at a media dialogue in Kano, on early childhood development (ECD) said the figure wasRead MoreThe post FG, UNICEF partner to reduce number of out-of-school children appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The sixth Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology,Minna,Professor Musbau Akanji would Friday hand over the mantle of leadership of the University to Professor Abdullahi Bala. Bala was elected as the 7th Vice Chancellor of the University on the 12th of September, 2017. The inauguration ceremony is expected to hold at the University convocationRead MoreThe post FUT Minna gets new VC as Prof. Akanbi bows out appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has said inflation rate declined by about 15 per cent over the past 11 months as fiscal and monetary reforms continue to impact positively on the Nigerian economy. Delivering the 47th Convocation Lecture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN) entitled A Mindset forRead MoreThe post Inflation drops by 15% in 11 months, says Emefiele appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Dangote Cement yesterday said it has taken its product to e-commerce platform, Jumia, to combat charlatans who rip off customers with fake claims about pricing. Key Accounts Director at Dangote Cement, Chux Mogbolu, who spoke during a press conference organised by Jumia Nigeria to unveil the milestones achieved by Jumia during ongoing Black Friday, saidRead MoreThe post Dangote sells cement on Jumia platform appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Konga.com has announced its decision to become an exclusive pre-paid platform. This decision was taken as part of its measures to become more efficient and to focus on the orders that consumers really want. Chief Executive Officer, Konga.com, Mr. Shola Adekoya said the company had in recent years explored several solutions for payment and ecommerceRead MoreThe post Konga.com becomes pre-paid only platform appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Foremost industrialist Aliko Dangote's aggressive investment in Africa has earned him the Republic of Congo's highest honour. He was conferred with ordre du merite Congolas, following the inauguration of Dangote Cement's 1.5 million metric tonnes plant in Mfila, Congo. The $300 million investment is expected to boost Congo's economy, Assistant Editor OKWY IROEGBU CHIKEZIE reports.Read MoreThe post Dangote: From Congo with honour appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) yesterday said that 99 per cent of the nations importers are non-compliant with the Customs duty and charges. According to him, Nigerian importers are unpatriotic to Nigeria because when they pay duty to other countries they deny Nigeria of its dues. Ali, who was speakingRead MoreThe post 'Nearly all importers evade duty' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. Moghalu, who is the founder of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET), called on all Nigerians to place a premium on purposeful leadership and national unity.Read MoreThe post Ex CBN deputy governor visits Emir of Kano appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday assured that it has made arrangements for adequate supply of petroleum products across the country to aid hitch-free movement of motorists during and beyond the festive season. The assurance came on the background of reported threats by the Lagos State Chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association ofRead MoreThe post NNPC sure of adequate fuel appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Debt Management Office (DMO) has taken Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) Savings Bond campaign to the grassroots. The debt office is targeting traders within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Speaking at the Gudu District Market, Director, Portfolio Management Department, Oladele Afolabi, told traders that the Federal Government is committed to promoting a good savingsRead MoreThe post DMO takes savings bond to grassroots appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Pensioners, under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), have called on the Federal Government to reintroduce the payment of gratuity to retirees . The union accused the government of shying away from its responsibility as there's no provision in the Pension Reforms Act that outlawed the payment of gratuity to pensioners. The Sector Chairman, Nigeria UnionRead MoreThe post Pensioners urge Fed Govt to reintroduce gratuity payment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has announced that it will from January 1, begin accepting entries for its $100 million Entrepreneurship Development Programme. The entries are expected from outstanding African entrepreneurs who have start-up or business ideas with high growth potential. The application portal opens midnight January 1, 2018. The programme is the founder, TonyRead MoreThe post TEF's $100m entrepreneurship scheme opens appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Beats organisation has some uses for news reporters The desire to associate and to keep together with one's kind has been a constant in human organisation. So, journalists have exhibited these human traits, especially in beat associations. Such associations bring together journalists who cover the same area of society and human experience. So, we haveRead MoreThe post Don't bar appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Let Fayose pay parents to enable them buy Xmas clothes for their children rather than waste public funds on dresses With Christmas just around the corner, Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose is keen on playing Father Christmas.Fayose announced that he would buy Christmas clothes for 10,000 children 'as a mark of showing Ekiti children loveRead MoreThe post Santa Peter appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
SIR: Nigeria is a country blessed with natural and human resources, a population of about 180 million and the largest economy in Africa. Nigeria produces about 2.2 barrel of crude oil daily and also produces thousands of graduates with qualitative and sound education every year. But unfortunately enough, we lack leaders that can harness allRead MoreThe post PMB: Do something about cost of governance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Hardball has an idea ' traffic tales! Now, what do you think that is' Well, it is certainly tales about the traffic. And if traffic is about vehicles and their drivers, including the ubiquitous Okada riders ' traffic laws be damned! ' it is certainly about what these drivers do or don't do on theRead MoreThe post Traffic tales appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
A chairmanship aspirant Chief Olabode George has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against any act that can cause further crisis during theDecember 9convention. George gave the caution at a news conference in Abuja, after submitting his nomination form for the race. He said the party could no longer afford further crisis, stressing the needRead MoreThe post Convention: George cautions PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
At a conference commemorating the first anniversary of the electoral victory of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, experts highlighted the role of the Sunshine State in the Southwest's economic integration and how it can realise its potentials under the current leadership. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU reports. Ondo State occupies a key position in theRead MoreThe post 'Ondo has role to play in Southwest integration' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Prof. Richard King, has called for the strengthening of democratic institutions to give Nigerians more opportunities to participate in the democratic process. Speaking with The Nation in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, King said Nigeria will only get it right when sheRead MoreThe post APC chieftain calls for more democratic inclusion appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Fri, 01 Dec 2017
In this interview with EMMANUEL OLADESU, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairmanship aspirant Chief Uche Secondus says the opposition party will bounce back to power under his leadership, if elected at the national convention in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on December 9. Before the Port Harcourt convention, you were eyeing the Deputy ChairmanRead MoreThe post Secondus: I'll take PDP to victory in 2019 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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