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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 9 November, 2017.

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
THERE is optimism in the land over the 2018 budget. The hope of a better time is based on the fact that economic indicators have improved. Crude oil prices are rising and the naira exchange rate is stabilising; the future looks bright for the economy, frontline analyst Ayo Teriba said yesterday. The Economic Associates chiefRead MoreThe post Budget 2018: Better days are coming, say experts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, yesterday said the agency recovered over N738.9 billion (equivalent to over $2.9 billion) in two years. He said the cash included $43 million recovered from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke. The figures are in a 10-page paperRead MoreThe post Magu: EFCC recovers N738b in two years appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris yesterdaysucceeded in blocking the Senate's probe of corruption and misconduct allegations levelled against him by Senator Isah Misau. Idris, who appeared for the scheduled hearing with his lawyer Alex Iziyon (SAN), told the Senate panel through Iziyon that he had gone to court to challenge Misau on the allegationsRead MoreThe post IGP blocks Senate probe of Misau's allegations appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Oluwo of Iwo in Oyo State, Oba Abdurasheed Akanbi, has said the rift between Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji will soon be resolved. The governor and the frontline monarch have been at loggerheads over government's review of the 1959 Olubadan Chieftaincy law. The review resulted in the promotionRead MoreThe post Ibadan 21 obas: Olubadan 'll reconcile with Ajimobi, says Oluwo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Nine persons died in Tuesday's attack on Rim, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Four were injured. The gunmen allegedly laid an ambush for their victims, after trailing them from Tuesday Market in Makera. Residents accused soldiers of conniving with the culprits. The situation has created tension in neighbouring Diyan, Gako, Jol and Hoss.Read MoreThe post Nine die, four injured in Plateau attack appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday declared that the era of Executive/ Legislature face-off is over. Saraki stated this while ruling on a motion alleging the irregularity in the renewal of the tenure of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board members. He declared: 'The days of balderdash are over. It was in reference to theRead MoreThe post Senate refers NDDC board extension row to SGF appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Taxi drivers in Wuse/Lugbe, Abuja, have protested the death of their colleague in the hands of a member of the FCT Joint Taskforce. The angry drivers blocked roads leading to the market. One of them, who pleaded for anonymity, said the deceased sat in his vehicle with his wife; he was not loading passengers. ItRead MoreThe post Drivers protest colleague's death in Abuja appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Federal Government must go beyond the presentation of the N8.612 2018 Budget by President Muhammadu Buhari, stakeholders say. Beyond the N4.165 trillion projections from non-oil and other revenue sources as against the N2.442 trillion revenue projection from oil & gas and benchmarking the barrel price of crude oil at $45, they say the gainsRead MoreThe post Budget 2018: Our hopes, fears, by stakeholders appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has tendered documents in court showing how funds allegedly diverted by former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke were allegedly shared. It alleged that Mrs. Alison-Madueke shared $115,010,000 (about N35 billion) to various individuals in 36 states ahead of the 2015 general elections. A Senior Advocate ofRead MoreThe post How Diezani cash was allegedly shared, by EFCC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Muhammadu Babandede has been accused of flouting an order made by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) restraining him and two others from harassing and intimidating an aggrieved official of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) who sued them. The allegation is contained in a reply affidavit filed by theRead MoreThe post Immigration boss accused of flouting court's order appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA writes on natural ways to prevent cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart beat stops suddenly for some time. Every year, thousands of people suffer from cardiac arrest and not all are lucky enoughto survive the fatal condition. Cardiac arrest can be prevented or one can at least avoid it by bringingRead MoreThe post How to checkmate cardiac arrest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
When you read the little report below this introduction, you may become afraid of modern foods and meals because you probably now realise they are armouries of poisons which cause most, if not all, of today's monstrous diseasespain and premature death. You may find yourself at a cross-roads: if food, like air and water, isRead MoreThe post Nigerian food crops loaded with deadly poisons appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
There are divergent views on the fate of the Vice Chancellor of the Osun State University, Prof Labode Popoola, over allegations of financial misconduct levelled against him by workers. The Governing Council is investigating the allegations. ADEGUNLE OLUGBAMILA and ADESOJI ADENIYI (Osogbo) report Opinions are divided on the fate of the embattled Vice Chancellor ofRead MoreThe post UNIOSUN:Will VC survive the probe' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
In its bid to further strengthen and consolidate its quest for standard and quality education ,Sokoto State government says it has set in motion machinery geared towards a bilateral partnership with Kent University, USA on academic and cultural exchange. The scope of the agreement will see to the exchange of students for traditional exchange programsRead MoreThe post Sokoto partners Kent Varsity on culture appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Former Education Minister, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has called on the Federal Government to run an education sector that is revolutionary to keep up with the disruptive technological development of the present age. Dr Ezekwesili spoke in Lagos at the launch of the Girls4Tech initiative of Mastercard Foundation held at the River Bank School, Victoria Island,Read MoreThe post Ezekwesili calls for radical education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Old Students Association of Ekiti State Government College, Ado-Ekiti, has inaugurated the rehabilitated principals quarters with a pledge to do more for their alma mater. The new president of the body, Mr Timi David, disclosed this at this years homecoming and election of new executive. According to him, the association had invested over N16 millionRead MoreThe post Old students build principals quarters appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
It was jubilation galore for achievers at the 2017 speech and prize giving day of Dansol High School, Ikeja, Lagos. Pupils who distinguished themselves in academics and other areas of school life were rewarded with prizes ' with some winning as many as eight. Teachers were also not left out. Those of them whose pupilsRead MoreThe post Prizes rain at Dansol School appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has identified poor funding as a major threat to achieving a functional education in Nigeria. Prof. Ajibefun spoke while playing host to Ondo State House of Assembly's Committee on Vocational, Technical and Tertiary Education, which visited the campus on a familiarisation tour.Read MoreThe post Poor funding bane of education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The need for competence-based education is not all about paper qualification, Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Dr. Margret Kudirat Ladipo, has said. She spoke at the institution during the unveiling of the Institute of Petroleum Technology and inauguration of its board of trustees. She said the institute would equip students with technical skills neededRead MoreThe post YABATECH unveils Petroleum Institute appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman Prof Attahiru Mohammadu Jega, has observed a lacuna between theory and practice in the Nigerian educational system in teacher training colleges nationwide. Jega, said the gaps have hindered effective education provisioning and development in policy conceptualisation and its implementation, pleading that this be bridged. He spoke on theRead MoreThe post Jega seeks theory/practice bridge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The University of Medical Sciences, (UNIMED) Ondo State, has obtained accreditation for its MBBS and BDS programmes. The accreditation follows the verification exersice conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCN), on October 12 , 2017, to ascertain the level of efficiency of facilities and human resources available for the training of Medical andRead MoreThe post UNIMED medical programmes get nod appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Dean Faculty of Science, Lagos State University (LASU) Prof Oluwole Omikorede, is dead. Omikorede died at the Igando General Hospital in the evening of Wednesday last week after a sudden illness. A statement signed by Mr Ademola Adekoya, Ag. Coordinator, Centre for Information Press and Public Relations noted that Omikorede was reported to haveRead MoreThe post LASU loses dean appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
A crisis is brewing among members of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Students' Union Government (SUG), following the impeachment of its president, vice president and director of Transport for alleged misappropriation of funds and embezzlement. The impeached students' leaders were on an official trip to Sweden when they were removed. The development has generatedRead MoreThe post Crisis rocks UNN Students' Union appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Master's degree graduate of Conflict, Development and Security at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom (UK), Oluwaloseyi Babaeko, has visited the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State, with the aim to give back to the school where he had his first degree. The former Students' Union Government (SUG) contender and graduateRead MoreThe post Alumnus visits alma mater, proposes project appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Students of the Rivers State University (RSU) have explained how a 522-bed hostel donated to the school in 2015 by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) changed their lives. IBRAHIM ADEYEMI reports. It is almost two years after the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) donated a three-storey, 174-room Hall of Residence to the Rivers StateRead MoreThe post How NDDC Hostel changed our lives, by Rivers varsity students appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Efforts to diversify Nigeria's economy through agriculture can only yield meaningful result if sustainable measures are adopted for the efficient management of soil resources, Prof Ayodele Odofin of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT MINNA) in Niger State, has said. The don said adopting efficient soil management techniques is critical to harnessing the nation'sRead MoreThe post 'Effective soil management key to agric growth' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Apart from reading, one activity I cherish and enjoy tremendously is watching documentaries. I have loads of them on my system, so I set my books aside and decided to passively enjoy myself over the weekend. And what an exploratory journey it turned out to be. I will be writing about only two of theseRead MoreThe post When oil wells dry up appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The immediate past president of the Students' Union Government (SUG) of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi (AUCHI POLY) in Edo State, Samson Okoduwa, has called on the institution's management to allow students hold elections into the union. He said there were plans by management to impose a caretaker committee on students when there was no crisisRead MoreThe post Ex-union leader, rector clash over SUG election appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The death of Mercy Olamide Afolaranmi, a 100-Level Microbiology student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, has raised so many puzzles. Some said without proof that the deceased committed suicide because of poor grades. Others said it was depression. Yusuf Balogun examines factors that could have led to the death of the student.Read MoreThe post OAU student's death: poor grades, depression, murder' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Prof. Olukoya Ogen, the Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo on Wednesday in Akure said that the college would soon be converted to a university. The Provost who made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman, Correspondents' Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ ), Ondo State chapter,Read MoreThe post Adeyemi college will soon be converted to varsity Provost appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU ) LAUTECH Chapter has called on the two owner-states of the institution to redeem their pledge which made the Union to suspend its strike last month. The statement was made by theunion Chairman, LAUTECH chapter, Dr. Biodun Olaniran while explaining the present situation of the union inRead MoreThe post LAUTECH: ASUU urge the two owner-state to fulfill their pledge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Equipment manufacturers and experts in the built environment have called for massive government investment in infrastructural development, saying it is the only way the nation can develop economically. They spoke on the sideline at an international construction and building exhibition, organised by ELAN, which was held in Lagos. The exhibition, which is believed will openRead MoreThe post Experts canvass investment in infrastructure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The need for greater security in buildings and properties is now a major source of concern to stakeholders in the real estate sector. This is why property owners are looking towards technology convergence to deliver enhanced occupant experiences and improve efficiencies in their buildings. Experts in the technology sector, however, argued that as the numberRead MoreThe post Cisco Systems mulls digital transformation of real estate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The World Bank team yesterday, formally presented the 2018 Doing Business ranking to the Federal Government as evidence of progress made by Nigeria on the recent reforms embarked upon by the government. The World Bank in its latest ranking on Doing Business confirmed Nigeria's progress across several indicators comprising, starting a business, dealing with constructionRead MoreThe post World Bank presents 2018 Doing Business ranking to govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Minister urges speedy work on meter regulation Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has received the regulations guiding Eligible Customer policy in the electricity sector, with an appeal to the public to take seriously the consultations and stakeholder notices issued from time to time by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). AfterRead MoreThe post NERC presents eligible customer regulation to Fashola appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Aiteo Group has said the appointment of Mr. Bruce Burrows as Global Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is not part of any plan to sell the firm's oil mining lease (OML) 29. Burrows was employed to report to the Executive Vice-Chairman, Global Group, Aiteo. The company said it noticed that some hired fraudsters were runningRead MoreThe post Burrows: OML 29 not for sale appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Lawmakers in the Green Chamber yesterday mandated its Customs and Excise Committee to investigate the handling of import duty revenues, waivers and bonds on import duties collected by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) from 2010 till date. The resolution was sequel to the passage of the prayers of a motion sponsored by a member, Hon.Read MoreThe post Reps investigate Customs import waivers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The N25billion which the Federal Goverment said it has paid to the eleven lectricity distribution companies (DisCos), is yet to get to them, it was learnt. The government claimed it has paid N25billion out of the money owed DisCos by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government. Director of Research and Advocacy, Association ofRead MoreThe post DisCos not paid N25b, says ANED appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The Southern Governors Forum convened to show how a good idea never dies It was not a mere photo op. The line-up of governors from the south of the country demonstrated how the past can roar to the future in a moment in time. The host was Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode, but it alsoRead MoreThe post South coalesces appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
SIR: In 1965, two years after the official confederation of Malaysia and Singapore, Singapore was expelled from the Federation of Malaysia. It marked the beginning of a sovereign independent Singapore nation. The independence will later give the country the requisite stability and set it on the path of unprecedented socio-economic development the world would alsoRead MoreThe post For Nigeria to survive appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Moody's Investors Service, an international rating agency, yesterday downgraded Nigeria's long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt rating to B2 from B1. It also lowered the senior unsecured MTN program rating and the provisional senior unsecured debt rating to (P)B2 from (P)B1. The rating outlook remains stable. In a report, Vice President Senior Analyst, Moody'sRead MoreThe post Fed. Govt kicks as Moody's lowers Nigeria's sovereign rating appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Only justice can guarantee peace and true freedom in a divided Kenya Once again, there is another episode to illustrate the underdevelopment of Africa. Kenya, a sub-regional leader in the continent has demonstrated just why the world has little respect for the black man. The election of August, and the fresh presidential election ordered andRead MoreThe post Not yet Uhuru appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The efforts to attain 2.5 million barrels per day (mbpd) in crude oil production by the Federal Government will be unrealistic if aggressive exploration is not encouraged. This was the view of experts during a panel session at the 55th Business Anniversary of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS), an arm of the Lagos ChamberRead MoreThe post 'Attaining 2.5mbpd output futile without oil exploration' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Real estate investors from Ghana are set to test Nigerian real estate market. This is coming on the heels of the planned arrival of a delegation of over 15 Ghanaian real estate companies for the first-ever Ghana Property Show slated to hold in Nigeria on December 9, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.Read MoreThe post Ghanaian investors to explore Nigerian market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
By Oladimeji Odeyemi Whenever the search for false intellectuals and characters, who are veterans in the business of opportunism, propaganda and cheap blackmail arises, one name is always resounding, and never found missing on the list, He is, Dr. Idris Ahmed, a self acclaimed leader of the relatively unknown group, called Citizens United for PeaceRead MoreThe post Claims of corruption in Army by Idris Ahmed, false, unpatriotic appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Please perish the thought dear reader, Hardball would not dare repeat here, that silly tale about Malaysia taking a few palm oil seedlings from Nigeria in the 60s, blah, blah, blah. Even Hardball would probably cry if he hears that story one more time. It is a sad tale about Nigeria's failure; everyone knows it,Read MoreThe post Stories around palm oil appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Countless Nigerians are dying almost daily in the Sahara Desert beyond Nigeria's northern borders and in the Mediterranean Sea north of the desert. These are part of the large numbers of Nigerians who, in total desperation, are attempting these days to flee to Europe from the hopelessness of Nigeria. Many are those who have becomeRead MoreThe post Tragedy in the Sahara and Mediterranean appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Garba Baba Umar is the Anambra State Commissioner of Police. He has fought the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to a stand still in the state. In this interview with NWANOSIKE ONU, in Awka, the state capital, he warns trouble makers to stay clear of the Southeast state during the November 18Read MoreThe post 'We 'll not condone unruly behaviour on poll day' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 09 Nov 2017
Former House of Representatives member and governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State Hon. Bimbo Daramola is 50 years today. He spoke with EMMANUEL OLADESU in Lagos on his aspiration and how the party can bounce back in the Fountain of Knowledge. What is your assessment of theRead MoreThe post 'Ekiti 'll not repeat mistake of 2014' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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