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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 DECEMBER, 2017].

Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 16 December, 2017.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Baru Disclaims Allegation Linking Kyari to N50bn Funds Kept Away from TSA The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclaimed the allegation that its Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, had ever stated at any fora that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, directed the Corporation to keep the sum ofRead MoreThe post Kyari didnt ask Baru to keep N50bn away from TSA'NNPC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the purchase of monitoring vessels to reduce unregulated fishing and boost security on the waterways. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this at the 10th Annual Ministrial Conference of the Fisheries Committee for West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC), held yesterday in Abuja. He said safety of the nationsRead MoreThe post Buhari approves purchase of vessels to reduce illegal activities on waterways appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC,Lagos Central) yesterday made a case for the introduction of welfare schemes for elderly citizens across the country to save them from being rendered irrelevant in the society. She said while this remains a core mandate of government, more private Nigerians and corporate organizations should lend a hand in supporting the elderlyRead MoreThe post Senator Tinubu seeks welfare schemes for elderly citizens appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Further withdrawals from the Paris Club refund by the states government has been stalled asa consultant has dragged the 36 state governors and the Federal Government to court. A highly placed source at the Presidency, told NAN on Friday night that theconsultant in question is suing the state governors for reneging on the payment ofRead MoreThe post Paris Club refund: Consultant sues 36 state governors, FG over payment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Army on Friday said its troops had captured 220 Boko Haram insurgents in various clearance operations in the northeast region. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu said that troops captured 167 insurgents after raiding their enclaves inRead MoreThe post Troops captured 220 Boko Haram insurgents in North-East appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to investigate the approval by the National Economic Council for the release of one billion dollars to the Federal Government to fight insurgency in the North East. The PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on FridayRead MoreThe post PDP wants NASS to investigate the release of $1bn to fight insurgency appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Action Democratic Party (ADP), one of the new parties recently registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday took a critical look at current development in the country and concluded that the country has lost focus, saying this is not the country our founding fathers fought for. Speaking while flagging off theRead MoreThe post Nigeria at a cross road, has lost focus says ADP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) wants the Nigerian government to take immediate steps to recover the several billions of dollars in crude oil revenue reported missing by the Nigeria Extractive Industry and Transparency Initiative from the sale of crude oil. Addressing the National Executive Council meeting of the Medical and Health Workers Union of NigeriaRead MoreThe post Recover missing crude oil money, NLC tells FG appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Popularly known with his stage name Yusuph, MTN Project Fame star Yusuf Kuforiji is back with a hot new single titled Yara, a wedding song that admonishes and advises. Yusuph says he is excited as the single which is the second to drop from his stable, will make even a greater impact. He speaks withRead MoreThe post Day a lady embarrassed me after a show appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
There were revelations yesterday on why former Senate President, Senator David Mark, was arrested and quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC). A source in Mark's camp told our correspondent that the EFCC wanted the former Senate President to account for the campaign cash sent to Benue State by the campaign team ofRead MoreThe post Why ex-Senate President Mark was arrested, quizzed appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The hearing of an application to forfeit two penthouses valued at $4.760m allegedly belonging to former Petroleum Resources Minister Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke was stalled at the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday. Neither the applicant, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), nor the respondents were represented when the case called for hearing before JusticeRead MoreThe post Hearing stalled in Diezani's $4.760m property forfeiture case appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is now a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ,and it is official. He was pronounced worthy and competent for the award yesterday after a 163 minute defense of his thesis before a six man panel. The degree was awarded to Obasanjo by the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts ofRead MoreThe post Obasanjo bags PhD in Christian Theology after 163 minutes with panelists appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Petroleum and NaturalGas Senior StaffAssociation of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) is set to embark on indefinite strike beginning from Monday, following a stalemate in the peace meeting the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, brokered between the union and Neconde Energy Limited. PENGASSAN and Neconde have been embroiled in crisis over allegation of anti-worker practices.Read MoreThe post PENGASSAN begins strikeMonday as peace parley ends in stalemate appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
NIGERIAN dancehall star, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy, on Friday submitted himself to the Lagos State Police Command to state his side of the story on his alleged involvement in a robbery attack on a fellow artiste, Mr. 2kay. He was subsequently arrested, interrogated and detained and is expected to be charged toRead MoreThe post Robbery saga: Burna Boy submits self to Police appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) unexpectedly shifted its November meeting from yesterday to today following the unavailability of a document on revenue generated by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Stakeholders,The Nation gathered,could not receive the component statement (a very important FAAC document) from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the Central BankRead MoreThe post NNPC document forces shift of FAAC meeting till today appeared fi 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
One soldier has been sentenced to death while others are to serve various jail terms following a judgment delivered yesterday by the General Court Martial of 7 Division Nigeria Army sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State. The trial followed investigation into alleged human rights abuse by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on members of the public.Read MoreThe post Army sentences soldier to death for killing five civilians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Adeniyi Monsuru, a resident of Ajegunle Street, Alakuko, Lagos has cried out to Nigerians to help his daughter, Aminat Adeniyi over her chest cancer. The 12-year-old has been suffering from an axillary swelling chest for more than three years now. According to the father, Monsuru, the ailment started like a boil and gradually became bigRead MoreThe post 12-year-old needs help over chest cancer appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Nigeria movies have once again been put on the spotlight as the 2017 edition of the Zuma International Film Festival held sway for three days in Abuja. Held at Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja, in attendance were top functionaries from the three major arms of government, the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary. Speaking at the ZumaRead MoreThe post Roti, others triumph at ZIFF 2017 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Ondo State governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has called on the nation's youths to imbibe the spirit of patriotism. He asked them to endevour to prepare themselves at all times to serve the country selflessly. Represented by his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, Akeredolu spoke during the launch of the 2018 Armed Forces Emblem Appeal, atRead MoreThe post Akeredolu tasks youths on patriotism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
IMO State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that he does not run family government as alleged by some elites in the state. He said that those behind the allegation have missed the point. According to him: More than 4,000 children had gone to university through Rochas Foundation and more than 15,000 of such children areRead MoreThe post Okorocha raps critics, says I'm not running a family govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
We have discussed the simple bucket toilet. Now we look at variations of this concept. The Twin Bucket Emergency Toilet system (a two bucket system), was used in New Zealand after an earthquake destroyed infrastructure in 2011. One bucket is used as a urinal for depositing only urine and the other bucket is used for defaecation. While faeces give odour immediately, odour develops from urine over time due to both chemical changes and bacteria action. To slow down the development of odour from uri 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Dear Reader,Last week, I taught on how seeking revelation and being positive will help you exercise family dominion.However, this week, I will be examining Unity in the Family. The Bible says: how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalm 133:1). Doubtlessly, unity in the family fosters dominion. When you are united as a family, your dominion is unquestionable and visible.Genesis 11:6 says: Behold, the people is one and now nothing will be restrained from them, 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Life is like a multiple-track album. Some tracks are desirable songs of joy, others are unwanted dirges of loss. Fuji music maestro, K1 de Ultimate, is currently forced to listen to the latter as he recently lost one of his daughters Olaronke Wasilat Anifowose Marshal.The loss is doubly painful, considering that Wasilat was the only child of her late mother and one of K1s favourites. The 34-year-old woman gave up the ghost in Mississauga, Toronto, after a brief illness. Although she moved to Can 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) is a foremost legal practitioner in Nigeria who has been practising the profession for the past 42 years. Apart from excelling in his chosen profession, Olanipekun is also renowned for philanthropy as he has come to the rescue of many individuals and institutions with his milk of human kindness. He was at his hometown, Ikere-Ekiti in Ekiti State, at the weekend to witness the inauguration of the towns Hall of Fame, which was performed by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye O 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
It is no gainsaying that love repairs broken hearts and floods barren lands of the mind with waters of joy. But where it is mixed with ego and the uncertainties of silver-spoon romance, the rose-red wine is in danger of becoming a poisoned chalice, turning blissful unions into nightmares.When Esama of Benins son, Fred Igbinedion, stepped on the marital train with Dunni Bisiriyu, another silver spoon and Ivy League chic, it was assumed that theirs would become the gold standard for celebrity unio 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Air Commodore Peter Gbujie (rtd) is reputed for serving as the Commander of Flight Operations and Safety in the presidential fleet of five Nigerian presidents before he retired as the Commanding Officer, Nigeria Air Force Tactical Air Command, Markurdi. He shared thoughts with OKODILI NDIDI on his career, family and political ambition.What challenges did you face while growing up'I had a very humble beginning, I was born in a poor Christian home. My parents were fairly educated by the stand 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
It was celebration galore at St. Pauls Anglican Church, Ayegbaju, Ile-Ife, when prominent sons and daughters of the Christian faith were honoured with titles marking them out as stewards of the church saddled with the task of taking it to greater heights. Agbadas flowed freely and faces smiled brightly, but no one shone better than Chief (Dr) John Agboola Odeyemi, MFR, who was installed as the Otun Baba Ijo of the church.Rather than see the new feather in his decorated cap as something to crow a 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The loss of a beloved child could sound the death-knell for many a parent. Some sink into the deep, dark ocean of grief never to be seen again, others lose their passion to live and the will to make a difference. Top lawyer and popular justice campaigner, Barrister Kayode Ajulo, is however not like every other man.A few weeks ago, the Ondo State-born human rights activist lost his son, Kayikunmi, in a fatal auto crash in Abuja. But rather than wallow in endless grief, the firebrand lawyer and fo 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Princess Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuff, is in cloud nine. She is basking in the glow of multiple recognitions for the giant strides she has made in recent times. Although her motives for plunging into the murky waters of politics remain altruistic, the unexpected double recognition that came her way has left her feeling elated.In recognition of her sterling work to change the lives of Lagos youths for the better, the Chartered Institute of 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The game of fashion and style is not one for slackers and niggards. Trends change swiftly and the eye-catching style of today could become obsolete tomorrow. But one woman who is adept at keeping abreast of trend is Sade Okoya. Not only does she stay one step ahead of the competition, she sets the pace while others are left gasping for air as they try to catch up.Whether it is a red carpet event or a formal occasion, Sade is sure to step out in an outfit that turns heads. Sade does not joke with 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
New President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Olukunle Iyanda is hopeful that the curriculum for the professional examination will be reviewed before his expiration of his two-year tenure by 2019. Iyanda, a former Director-General of the institute, and ex-Rector of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, was the deputy president until the election. HeRead MoreThe post NIM Starts Curriculum Review as New President Emerged appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Oyo State Government has renewed its commitment towards sustaining its synergy with the private sector in the provision of enabling environment to further attract local and foreign investors. 'Oyo now more business-friendly', the state Commissioner for Trade, Investment, Industry and Cooperatives, said this at the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria ( MAN ) End-of-the-Year Get TogetherRead MoreThe post Oyo renews commitment to attract more investors appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The one place to successfully mix business and pleasure is the Diamond Business Club Cocktail event. Keen on capacity building, business development, and an understanding that businesses thrive on connections to be successful, Diamond Bank launched the 14th edition of the Diamond Business Club Cocktail. The cocktail event aimed to provide Diamond Business account holdersRead MoreThe post 14th Diamond business club cocktails, together towards tomorrow appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Limited, Mrs. Titi Ogungbesan, speaks on why there is the need to sustain investors' confidence, the role of market operators in Stanbic IBTC has been involved with most of the ticket financing deals in Nigeria in the last few years. What would you say is behind the confidence corporateRead MoreThe post 'Diversification, key to maintaining balanced portfolio appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
INTRODUCTION: Most aspiring entrepreneurs are always scared of venturing into new businesses. This is due mostly to the fear of the unknown. The questions at the back of most aspiring entrepreneurs include: Will the business succeed' Will I be able to recoup my investment' Do I have enough capital for this business' How will lRead MoreThe post Business tool for a successful start-up (Part 1) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
KOGI State, going by the reaction of ex-governor ibrahim Idris to Governor Yahaya Bellos 2016 probe of past administrations, has curiously become a state where both cynicism and sarcasm reign. There is no other way to interpret Mr Bellos impulsive decision, more than one year ago, to probe the administrations of his predecessors, starting fromRead MoreThe post Gov Bello and probe of Kogi ex-governors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Compliance Institute, Nigeria(CIN), will provide inductees the platform to secure good compliance jobs and professional dignity, the President of the Institute Pattison Boleighaon, has assured. The CIN boss made the remark during the first annual general meeting and induction/investiture ceremony of the institute held at the Lagos Business School, Lagos, last weekend. Addressing theRead MoreThe post CIN to provide compliance jobs platform for inductees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Lagos Business School (LBS) has said Nigerias development agenda must incorporate digital financial inclusion, hence the launch of the digital financial services by the school. The Financial Inclusion Conference 2017 was organised by the LBS in collaboration with the BusinessDay, Microsave and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) In a statement made available to TheRead MoreThe post LBS launchs digital financial services appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Global home appliances manufacturing giant, Hisense Electronic Company Ltd, has acquired 95% shares of Toshiba Visual Corporation (TVS), the television business subsidiary of the Toshiba Corporation. This acquisition includes Toshiba TV productions, brands and operations service worldwide. According to a statement, the acquisition agreement which was signed off on the 14th of November 2017 withRead MoreThe post Hisense acquires Toshiba TV business for $115m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria.