NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 5th December, 2017.


Tue, 05 Dec 2017
A former member of the National Assembly from Ekiti State, Senator Ayo Arise, was on Sunday evening seized by suspected kidnappers in neighbouring Kogi State. Arise, who represented Ekiti North between 2007 and 2011, was reportedly snatched between Okene and Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, on his way to Abuja after attending some events inRead MoreThe post Abductors demand N80m to free Sen. Arise appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By any reckoning, the Osborne Towers Haul has got to rank among the top 10 stories from Nigeria in 2017, given the way it broke and has continued to unfold, its many turns and twists. It remains, without question, the largest fortune any person or institution ever chanced upon in a single location since ShellRead MoreThe post The Osborne Towers Haul: Matters arising appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
No special concession for Atiku, says Makarfi 'For PDP, it's a week of anxiety 'Will PDP convention be hitch-free' 'Why Atiku may not vote at PDP convention 'I'm most qualified to lead PDP, says Secondus 'George preaches unity as Lagos endorses him Southsouth Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders yesterday vowed to fight to the deathRead MoreThe post Southsouth governors insist on Secondus for PDP chair appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
All eyes were fixed on him. His face was wreathed in smiles as he flashed the victory sign, walking briskly. The excitement was electrifying. Boko Haram kid victim Ali Ahmadu is walking again. The boy, who was wheeled onto the plane three months ago on his way to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, for theRead MoreThe post Boko Haram victim after Dubai surgery: I want to be a policeman appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Fuel queues have resurfaced in some cities, including Lagos, Ilorin, Benin City and Sokoto. In Sokoto, marketers have increased the pump price to N150 per litre. Marketers said they had gone on strike in Lagos, which accounted for the queues. But the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it had not increased the pump price.Read MoreThe post Fuel queues resurface appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the arrest of former Enugu State Governor Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani. Justice Chuka Obiozor issued a bench warrant for his arrest after Nnamani failed to turn up for his re-arraignment. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) first arraigned Nnamani 10 years ago on 105 counts of allegedRead MoreThe post Court orders ex-Governor Nnamani's arrest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Sa'ad III, has attributed incessant killings, particularly in the Northeast, to the government's failure at discharging its duties. The monarch, who spoke yesterday in Kaduna State, at a meeting of the Northern Traditional Rulers' Council, said issues affecting the people, good governance and justice to all would beRead MoreThe post Failure of govt cause of killings, says Sultan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The life-threatening disease caused by parasites transmitted to people from the infected female Anopheles mosquito bites is not only preventable but curable with anti-malarial drugs. But many Nigerians still fall sick despite the introduction of a combined therapy Artesunate Combination Therapy (ACT). OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA examines the factors responsible. THE war against malaria has beenRead MoreThe post Why war against malaria is failing, by experts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Fashola said that tolls would be introduced in 38 points across the country. Though the exact locations where the new toll plazas would be located have not been identified, Fashola stated that the government may stick to the old locations. What this means invariably is that each state capital will have one toll plaza, withRead MoreThe post Road maintenance: How far can tolling go' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Gunmen killed two policemen in Nasarawa State on the Akwanga -Keffi federal highway, it was learnt yesterday. Police spokesman Kennedy Idirisu confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia. According to Idrisu, the policemen were stationed at Kubere village, some few kilometres from Gudi, on the Akwanga-Keffi highway, when the gunmenRead MoreThe post Gunmen kill two policemen in Nasarawa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Foremost chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has declared himself the most qualified to lead the party. A statement by Bisi Ezekiel of his Media office quoted Secondus as saying he had the courage, experience and determination to reposition the party for victory in the 2019 election. He also flauntedRead MoreThe post I'm most qualified to lead PDP, says Secondus appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
THE Federal Government says it will intensify and sustain the campaign for the patronage of Made-in-Nigeria products in a drive to diversify the economy, create jobs and generate wealth. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed stated this in Lagos yesterday at the launch of the Southwest campaign for the patronage of Made-in-Nigeria products byRead MoreThe post We'll sustain Made-in-Nigeria patronage campaign, says Fed Govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Non-academic staff members of the University of Ilorin, ( UNILORIN ) have joined the nationwide strike called to protest unfair deals from the federal government by their national body. The decision to join the strike, it was gathered was taken at a congress of the joint action committee, umbrella organ for three industrial unions inRead MoreThe post UNILORIN Non-Academic staff join strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Senate President Bukola Saraki has waded into the alleged tuition fees hike crisis rocking Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. Management of the institution had maintained that it had not hiked the fees payable by all categories of students but concerned students staged demonstrations in Ilorin, alleging outrageous increments in the tuition fees. Saraki in a statementRead MoreThe post Kwara poly fee hike: Saraki wades in appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Association of Lawyers with Disabilities in Nigeria (ALDIN) has urged Lagos State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Opeyemi Oke, to enforce the Special People's Law in the courts. In a November 8 letter to the CJ, the group identified what needs to be addressed to make court appearance less cumbersome for lawyers with disabilities. TheyRead MoreThe post Lawyers urge Lagos CJ to enforce disability law appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Why do cases still drag in court despite the coming of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015' The law is supposed to check delays, but it has not achieved that in its two-year existence. Stakeholders in the justice sector gathered in Abuja to ascertain where the problem lies. According to speakers, progress wouldRead MoreThe post Wanted: Fearless judges to stop 'tricky' lawyers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Any amendment of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) constitution will not affect its election next year, its President, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), has said. The NBA proposed a review of the 2015 constitution to meet modern demands and to address issues of lawyers' welfare. Speaking in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, during the NBA National ExecutiveRead MoreThe post 'NBA constitution amendment won't affect election' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Governor Mohammed Abubakar has said Bauchi State would amend its tourism law to attract more investment to the sector. He said the state's aim is to make the Yankari Games Reserve a world-class tourism destination. Abubakar told The Nation that there was need to amend vital aspects of the law to make the state aRead MoreThe post 'Bauchi set to amend tourism law' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Some top government officials and public communicators have met in Abuja on the use of executive orders, reforms and development. ADEBISI ONANUGA reports. The Federal Government is set to amend anti-smuggling laws to make them more effective, Special Adviser to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Ms Edirin Akemu, has said. According to her,Read MoreThe post Fed Govt set to review anti-smuggling laws appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Justice Beatrice Oke-Lawal of the Ikeja High Court, has fixed December 14 for ruling on a suit filed by the Administrators of the Estate of the late Samuel Iyiola Omotoso. The executors sued Ecobank Nigeria Ltd and Lagos State Registrar of Titles over a property at 5, Oduduwa Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos. They filed theRead MoreThe post Ruling on suit against bank, titles registrar for Dec 14 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Ahuman rights group, Access to Justice (A2Justice), has urged the judiciary to organise conferences for judges during vacation and holidays. It said to mitigate trial delays, the judiciary must address its role in causing them. The group noted that from November 20 to 24, judges had their bi-annual conference in Abuja. It said its representativesRead MoreThe post Group to judiciary: stage conferences during vacation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has power to regulate all chemicals in Nigeria, the Federal High Court in Calabar, Cross River State, has declared. Justice E. A. Obile held that the importation, exportation and use of all chemicals are within NAFAC's regulatory purview, including clinker, which is used inRead MoreThe post Court affirms NAFDAC's power to regulate all chemicals appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to obey the law on printing. The institute is established by an Act of Parliament, No. 24 of 2007. It is empowered to advise government and its agencies on printing. But, the institute said INEC does not consultRead MoreThe post Institute urges INEC to obey Printers' Act appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), has paid N105 billion to 442, 615 depositors of closed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs). the Managing Director, Umaru Ibrahim has said. Umaru said the figure was as at the end of September, 2017. Similarly, the Corporation paid a cumulative sum of N2.88 billion to 525, 009 depositors of closedRead MoreThe post NDIC pays N105b to failed banks' depositors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Ericsson has said there will be one billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. This prediction is among the key statistics presented in the November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. Expected to be deployed first in dense urban areas, 5G will cover over 20 per cent of the world's population by theRead MoreThe post Ericsson sees one billion 5G subscriptions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has weakened the naira marginally, selling the dollar at N307 for the first time on the official interbank market. To traders, this could signal a gradual move to merge the CBN's multiple exchange rates. Nigeria's convoluted exchange rate system has been used to manage what the CBN described asRead MoreThe post Rates parity likely as N307 exchanges for dollar appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Nigeria has facilitated and as well updated modalities for the actualisation of the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). The updated modalities includes trading routes and services that will accommodate the particular needs of a African countries. To make this a reality, Nigeria has urged other African countries to support the updated modalities for the establishmentRead MoreThe post Nigeria moves to update CFTA modalities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The development of general aviation will create jobs for some of the over 300 unemployed pilots, Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Captain Abdulsalami Mohammed has said. General aviation is the operation of private and business jets by individuals and organisations not involved in scheduled flights. Mohammed, who spoke in Abuja, urged young pilotsRead MoreThe post How to create jobs for pilots, by NCAT rector appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Minister of State, Industry, Trade & Investment, Mrs. Aisha Abubakar, yesterday said patronising made-in-Nigeria goods and services will stimulate economic growth and crate jobs for the youths. The minister who spoke in Lagos at the flag-off of 'campaign for patronage of made-in-Nigeria products and services' said the inward looking initiative of the current administrationRead MoreThe post 'Local patronage of goods'll stimulate growth, create jobs' appeared first 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) is determined to make the ports more efficient to enable them compete with those of neighbouring countries, its Executive Secretary, Mr Hassan Bello, has said. Bello told The Nation that operators and other stakeholders should collaboratewith the government to make the portsattractive, competitive and the sub-region's preferred cargo destination. TheRead MoreThe post My plan for ports, by Shippers Council boss appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Transcorp Hilton Abuja has won the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Best Luxury Contemporary Hotel (Nigeria) and Best Luxury City Hotel (West & Central Africa) categories. The hotel was honoured with the prestigious award at a ceremony hosted by Kulm Hotel St. Moritz in Switzerland. Awards on the night were bestowed on luxuryRead MoreThe post Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Digital Pay TV Company, StarTimes Nigeria on Monday announced the extension of its operations to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in fulfilment of its promise to deliver quality and affordable entertainment to every Nigerian home. Recall that StarTimes, a joint venture between Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and Star Communications in China, commenced operations in NigeriaRead MoreThe post StarTimes begins live broadcasting in Maiduguri appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO Aviance), Mr. Idris Yakubu, has promised to drive attitudinal change among the employees to move the company to the next level. Speaking at his maiden meeting with workers at the company's head office, Yakubu said the company required a new and strongerRead MoreThe post NAHCO boss urges employees on attitude appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Nigeria has no business importing palm oil with scarce forex The report that Nigeria spent a whopping N116.3 billion ($323.1 million) in the first 10 months of this year to import palm oil yet again exemplifies the paradox of a country that perennially shells out scarce foreign exchange to import commodities that it is wellRead MoreThe post Scandalous! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
A workable charge or another golden handcuffs' President Muhammadu Buhari just weighed in, on the side of long-suffering Nigerian civil servants, owed months as backlog of salaries, by state governments: clear the backlog of salaries before Christmas. That, to the workers, is sweet trumpet, blaring a good cause.Indeed, it is the right presidential sound bite,Read MoreThe post Clear salary order appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
It is well known that Yoruba have a way with words and axioms. If proverbs were the palm oil with which Igbo eat roasted yam; words would be akin to efo-riro with which Yoruba demolish pounded yam. Eforiro being that special vegetable soup that is dense as a thicket for the sheer assortment of rareRead MoreThe post Mundanities collide with inanities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairmanship aspirant Otunba Gbenga Daniel has urged chieftains to eschew politics of bitterness and acrimonious campaign. The former governor of Ogun State said the party can only survive, if there is unity. In a statement by Steve Oliyide, his media aide, Daniel admonished aspirants and other party leaders to avoidRead MoreThe post Daniel warns against disunity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) risks an explosion as gladiators prepare for the national convention in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Saturday. The position of national chairman has been zoned to the South. There is no aspirant from the Southeast. While Southwest aspirants are agitating for micro-zoning, contenders from the Southsouth are kickingRead MoreThe post PDP's week of anxiety appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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