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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8 NOVEMBER, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 8 November, 2017.
Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Always fight for progress and reforms, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party, always oppose privileged class and plunderers, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public welfare, never be satisfied with merely printing news, always be dramatically independent, never be afraidRead MoreThe post Newspaperman as icon and iconoclast appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
THE KEY PROJECTS N9.8b for the Mambilla hydro power project, including N8.5b counterpart funding N12b counterpart funding for earmarked transmission lines and substations N35.41b for the National Housing Programme N10.00b for the Second Niger Bridge About N300b for the construction and rehabilitation of strategic roads President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday proposed a N8.612 trillion expenditure forRead MoreThe post Buhari proposes N8.6tr 'Budget of Consolidation' appeared first on The N 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Budget size: N8.612 trillion (16 % higher than 2017 estimates) Expenditure Estimates The proposed aggregate expenditure of N 8.612 trillion (16 per cent above 2017 budget estimate) will comprise Recurrent Costs of N3.494 trillion Debt Service of N2.014 trillion Statutory Transfers of about N456 billion Sinking Fund of N220 billion (to retire maturing bondRead MoreThe post The budget at a glance appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Members of the Olubadan-in-Council in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, will not attend the conferment of a traditional title on the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Friday, it was learnt yesterday. The nine members of the council, who have been crowned kings by Governor Abiola Ajimobi,Read MoreThe post Rumpus over Olubadan's title for Shittu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited some Department of State Services (DSS) operatives for questioning over the $2.2billion arms procurement scandal in which a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, is implicated. Such summons were common to all military, security establishments as well as the political class, the EFCC saidRead MoreThe post EFCC: DSS operatives invited over $2.2b arms scandal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara yesterday urged the executive to foster a good working relationship with the legislature to prevent delay in the passage f the 2018 Budget. The President requested for the passage of the budget in time to ensure the return to the January to December budgetRead MoreThe post Saraki, Dogara: How to achieve smooth passage of budget appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The government of Jersey Island yesterday insisted that about $300million Abacha loot would not be released to Nigeria if a third party representation is brought into the picture. Attorney General of Jersey Island Robert J. MacRae QC stated this on Tuesday during the on- going 7th Session of Conference of State Parties to the UnitedRead MoreThe post Jersey Island gives conditions for return of $300m Abacha loot appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Controversy is trailing the extension of tenure of the managing director and the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the Federal Government. It was learnt at the weekend that the board members had received the letters extending their tenure till 2020 contrary to the extant law which terminates the tenure by nextRead MoreThe post Controversy over extension of NDDC board's tenure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
With early passage by the National Assembly, the N8.612 trillion Budget 2018 will sustain steady economic recovery, President Muhammadu Buhari believes. He paints a picture of Nigeria of his dream in the 'Budget of Consolidation' he presented to the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja yesterday. I am very pleased to address thisRead MoreThe post Buhari: Nigeria emerging from tough economic period appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Kaduna State government has condemned the use of primary school pupils for protests by teachers who failed the competency test. It vowed not to tolerate the reckless endangerment of minors by adults. A statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufais spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, lamented that the children, who are victims of bad teachers, are now beingRead MoreThe post Kaduna condemns use of pupils for protests appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) said yesterday the elevators at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja are undergoing repairs. The reaction came after some of the aged, sick and disabled passengers complained of the difficulty of accessing the boarding area and the aircraft. Reacting to the complaint, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of FAAN,Read MoreThe post Elevators at Abuja airport undergoing repairs, says FAAN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
THE operating results of Omoluabi Mortgage Bank in the third -quarter of the year, ended September 30 has shown that the strategies of expansion, increasing customers base and its technological innovation are paying off as it recorded 98 percent growth in turnover for 2017 financial year as against same period for 2016.This is according to the banks 2017 third quarter report filed with the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE last week.For the period ended September 30, 2017, the bank reported a turnove 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Ehebha Innocent, is the owner of Stagemakerz Company. His outfit has been the brains behind the construction of some of the major event stages in Nigeria. The outfit is also into interior and display stands for shop outlets and service centres. In this interview, Ehebha who is a trained architect talks about his passion and business.WHAT informed your choice of business'My flare for creativity and attention to detailsWhy are you so passionate about this business'It brings satisfaction 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Youths mostly university undergraduates have showed their commitment to train secondary school pupils to become visionary leaders that will help Nigeria achieve sustainable development. The youths in their resolve to train and mentor young students for leadership and career opportunities organised a Youth and Leadership Career Summit for secondary school pupils under the aegis ofRead MoreThe post Youths take leadership, mentorship campaign to secondary school appeared first on The Nation Nigeria 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
A bill which sought the establishment of the Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo ( FUHSO ), Benue state, has received the endorsement of the Senate and stakeholders in the education and health sectors of the country. The Federal Ministry of Education, National Universities Commission ( NUC ), Medical and Dental Consultants Association of NigeriaRead MoreThe post Senate endorse Health Sciences varsity, Otukpo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Academic activities have been paralysed for two days at the College of Education, Ikere- Ekiti as workers of the institution are protesting against unpaid eight month arrears of their salaries. The protest which started on Monday continued on Tuesday as the angry workers chanting solidarity songs blocked the college's main gate for two days running.Read MoreThe post Workers protest grounds academic activities in Ekiti college of education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Rivers State University of Science and Technology ( RSUST ) authority and students, have lauded the Niger Delta Development Commission ( NDDC ) for the donating an ultra-modern 522-bed hostel worth N427 million to female students of the institution. The three-storey state-of-the-art hostel accommodation built for female students has continued to generate encomium nearlyRead MoreThe post RSUST, students laud NDDC for donating 522-bed hostel appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Minister for Mines and Steel Development and Chairman, National Stakeholders' Working Group (NSWG) of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (NEITI), Kayode Fayemi, has said the N9.9billion revenue generated directly from solid minerals was shared among the three tiers of government in July, 2017. He said NEITI's intervention through recommendations in solid minerals audit report,Read MoreThe post Fed Govt, others share N9.9b solid minerals revenue appeared first on 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Chanting joyful songs and jubilating, employees of Lagos State billed to retire in six months have expressed joy that they have received pension benefits in their respective Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs). The prospective retirees expressed joy at the 13th Retirement Benefits Documentation Seminar, organised for them in preparation of their exit from the service byRead MoreThe post Lagos workers express joy over pension benefits appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Over N25 billion of pension funds from the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) is still being owed by some insurance firms, the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, has said. She was highlighting the progress made by the Directorate in her 11 years of assuming office as the Executive Secretary at theRead MoreThe post Insurance firms yet to return Fed Govt's N25b pension fund, says PTAD appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Coronation Merchant Bank Limited has taken the frontline of investment banking in Nigeria. With ranking industry awards, successful public offers and steady growth in profitability, Coronation Merchant Bank has within barely two years of operations etched its name as the emerging force in the Nigerian wholesale banking industry. Coronation Merchant Bank scored a double withRead MoreThe post Coronation Merchant Bank: Winning laurels appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The diversification agenda of the federal government has positioned the economy for growth after exiting recession, the President of Dangote group, Alh. Aliko Dangote has said. Dangote said the group has been committed to diversification of the economy which is important as relying on one resource over others is wrong. Represented by the Executive Director,Read MoreThe post Diversification has positioned economy for growth, says Dangote appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc, an indigenous oil and gas services company, has received regulatory approval to list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), paving the way for investors in the company to trade their shares on the secondary market. Global Spectrum Energy Services will list its total outstanding issued share capital ofRead MoreThe post Global Spectrum Energy Services to list N4b shares on NSE appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
MRS OLUYEMISI: My name is Mrs Oluyemisi from Osun State. I retired in July 2015 and I am yet to be paid my benefits. My question is that with two years salary arrears, is it going to be deducted from the lump sum to be giving to us by our PFA. PENCOM: Good day Madam.Read MoreThe post Pension complaints and solutions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The board of directors of the Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc has appointed Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri as the managing director of the company. Jalo-Waziri resumed on November 1, 2017 following the approval of his appointment by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mr. Jalo-Waziri replaced Mr. Bola Adeeko who was appointed Interim Chief ExecutiveRead MoreThe post Haruna Jalo-Waziri takes over as CEO at CSCS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA), a financial sector development organisation, has said that only 24 per cent of Nigerians have Bank Verification Number (BVN). The figure is contained in the Access to Finance 2016 Survey Data meant to promote the role of government in driving financial inclusion in Nigeria. The Chair of EFInA'sRead MoreThe post Only 24% of Nigerians have BVN, says EFInA report appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari says Federal Government's leveraging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the enforcement of Bank Verification Number (BVN) has saved the nation of N24.7 billion monthly. Buhari made this known when he declared open the 2017 eNigeria Conference, organised by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, onRead MoreThe post Fed Govt saves N24.7b from TSA, others monthly appeared first on The 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Calling Faure Gnassingb to statesmanship Street protests over the past three months, in which dozens were killed, have brought Togo's political crisis no closer to a resolution. Rather than heed the protesters challenging the 50-year rule of the Gnassingb family, President Faure Gnassingb, who habitually blocks mobile and internet access to thwart their capacityRead MoreThe post Like father, like son appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
First big vessel in decades arrives Calabar Port despite its limitations History was made on October 24 when, MV Desert Ranger berthed at the Calabar Port. The vessel, which weighs about 62,000 tonnes was the first of such heavy vessels to berth at the port in decades, in spite of its draft limitations. MV DesertRead MoreThe post Historical berth appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
It's a Hardball delight today! On some good days, certain fecund issues literally fall on one's laps begging for attention like a besotted lover. But such matters, as we have today, are like low hanging ripe cherries. Call it serendipity! First some perspective on the onomatopoeic title above: Taraku is a community in Otukpo townRead MoreThe post Taraku ti ku appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has inaugurated three committees to fortify the party in the state. At a meeting held at the party's secretariat, Akure, the state capital, the former governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, and other chieftains of the party were present. The chairman, Clement Faboyede, said the party had put its house inRead MoreThe post Ondo PDP strategises for 2019 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) risks an explosion as gladiators prepare for the national chairmanship election next month in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The position has been zoned to the South. There is no aspirant from the Southeast. But, aspirants from the Southwest and the Southsouth are quarrelling over zoning and micro-zoning. GroupRead MoreThe post Confusion in PDP over convention appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe is a factional National Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the Peoples Democratic Party. He is a supporter of former Minister of Education Prof. Tunde Adeniran, a national chairmanship aspirant. In this interview with ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA, Ogundipe speaks on the forthcoming national convention, the state of the party in Ekiti State and other issues.Read MoreThe post Ogundipe: Adeniran is candidate to beat at convention appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairmanship aspirant. He spoke with Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU on preparations for the December 9 National Convention. How is the party tackling the challenge of reconciliation among the rank and file, ahead of the convention' I think kudos must be givenRead MoreThe post 'Defectors from PDP are retracing their steps' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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