NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 7th December, 2017.

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Political leaders, traditional rulers, various social groups of Ikwerre ethnic nationality in Rivers on Wednesday endorsed Governor Nyesom Wike for a second term in office.

The endorsement was made during a visit to the Governor in Port Harcourt. Wike is also a member of the ethnic group.

The President-General of Ogbakor Ikwerre socio-cultural Organisation Worldwide, Prof. Simeon Achinewhu said that the endorsement of Wike was predicated on his outstanding achievements, since he became the governor two and half years ago.

NAN reports that the visiting groups include: Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide, Supreme Council of Government Recognized Ikwerre traditional rulers and Ikwerre Chiefs and Elders.
 
Others are Ikwerre Gospel Ministers Forum, Iwhuroha Women’s Association, Ikwerre Daughters National Congress, Ikwerre in Academia, Ikwerre in the Media and Okpo Club (Ikwerre Lawyers).

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Brazilian Philippe Coutinho struck a hat-trick as Liverpool crushed Spartak Moscow 7-0 on Wednesday to move into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as Group E winners. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp fielded an attacking line-up with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in attack. This left Coutinho playing behind them, and itRead MoreThe post Coutinho hits hat-trick as Liverpool rout Spartak to top group appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Shakhtar Donetsk booked a Champions League knockout stage berth after first-half goals by Brazilians Bernard and Ismaily gave the Ukrainian side a 2-1 win over Manchester City in Group F on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that City, who suffered their first defeat of the season in any competition, finished top withRead MoreThe post Shakhtar beat City to reach last 16, as Ronaldo sets new record appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
UNSecretary-GeneralAntnio Guterres on Wednesday stressed that there was no alternative to the two-state solution to the lingering conflict between Israel and Palestinian. Guterres made the remarks in the wake of the announcement by the U.S. President Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The UN chief stressed that Jerusalem was an issue thatRead MoreThe post UN chief urges caution as Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba on Wednesday said 49,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have not been claimed by their owners. The Administrative Secretary of the Commission, Alhaji Muhammed Umar, disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting in Jalingo. According to him, over 26,000 of the PVCs have not been collected by their ownersRead MoreThe post 49,000 PVCs unclaimed in Taraba'INEC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
South West states will adopt a common position on the proposed amendment to the constitution, the governors said yesterday. Governors Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun); Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti) met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to ratify their common stance on all the issues billed for amendment.Read MoreThe post Southwest states united on constitution amendment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Nationshone brightly yesterday at the 26th Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME), winning three coveted prizes of the 13 categories reserved for the print media. Multiple award-winning Associate Editor Olatunji Ololade clinched two awards UNICEF Prize for Child-Friendly Reporting and Honorable Justice Moronkeji Onalaja Memorial Prize for Judicial Reporting. Ololade's entry in theRead MoreThe post The Nation'swriters win coveted prizes at DAME appeared first on The Nation Nige 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The tension over the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) heightened yesterday with the founding fathers of the party, loyalists of former President Ibrahim Babangida and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan launching a counter plot against governors. Apart from breaking the ranks of the governors, the founding fathers, who are being led by Babangida and Jonathan,Read MoreThe post PDP : IBB loyalists, Jonathan, Adeniran tinker with 'national list' appeared first on The Na 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
An expectant mother, her husband and two children were yesterday burnt to death in their Lagos home. The incident occurred at 13, Buraimoh Street, Bariga at the wee hours of the day. Forty-one-year-old Kenneth Eze, his wife, Favour and their daughters Miracle and Marvellous were sleeping in their shop when the fire broke out. Kenneth,Read MoreThe post Expectant mum, husband, kids burnt to death appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Pope Francis, the United Nations, the European Union and others criticized President Trump's decision. Pope Francis said, 'I cannot remain silent.' The United Nations secretary general spoke of his 'great anxiety.' The European Union expressed 'serious concern.' American allies like Britain, France, Germany and Italy all declared it a mistake. A chorus of international leadersRead MoreThe post Pope, UN, EU, others chide US President appeared first on The Nation 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Former Minister for Mines and Steel Elder Wole Oyelese has warned leaders of the PDP and delegates not to fall into the trap set by River State Governor Nyesom Wike and some governors at Saturday's convention. He told reporters in Abuja that Wike and co were working to install Prince Uche Secondus who 'is aRead MoreThe post 'Wike, others backing Secondus for selfish reasons' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused some government officials who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to disrupt the party's national convention in Abujaon Saturday. Also yesterday, Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman Walid Jibrin said the party was waiting for Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Kano State Governor Rabiu MusaRead MoreThe post PDP alleges APC plot to disrupt convention appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Senator Kashamu Buruji has alleged a grand plan to relegate the South West in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He urged senior members to speak up and move against the attempt by some people to wrench from the South-West the chairmanship position which had been zoned to it before the botched Port Harcourt convention. InRead MoreThe post Kashamu: it'll be unfair to relegate southwest in PDP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buharitodirect the Department of Secret Service (DSS) to release Nigerians and foreigners being held in illegal custody contrary to the provisions of the constitution, the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights Act and the Administration of Criminal Justice Act. In the alternative, he asked theRead MoreThe post Falana seeks release of persons in illegal custody of DSS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ahmed Markarfi and the Chairman of the PDP National Elective Convention Committee, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday visited former military President Ibrahim Babangida at his Minna residence. The duo came along with Taraba state Governor, Darius Ishaku, Senator Ben Obi and Senator Abdul Ningi. TheyRead MoreThe post Makarfi, Okowa,Ishaku visit IBB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The24th anniversary of Jesus' 1000 yearsreign of the Lamb 2017, with the theme The New Glory, will hold atMount of the Lord City of Glory, Omiluri Junction, Ondo/Akure Road. According to King Olutanmole Agbaye,the spiritual head of Kingdom of Heaven on Earth Mission ( KIHEM ), the 1000 years reign of Jesus has commenced inRead MoreThe post KIHEM to hold 24th anniversary of Jesus' 1000 years reign appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Sub-Theme: The Breastplate of Righteousness The second armour of God is the breastplate of righteousness. After Jesus the Truth sets one free from the bondage of sin and the kingdom of darkness, He fills such with the Spirit of Truth who empowers one to live as a true child of God. To be victorious inRead MoreThe post THEME: THE FULL ARMOUR OF GOD (22) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The founder of Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, Rev. Father Anselm Adodo, answers the first question. 1) Harmattan is here and my family members are becoming hydrated, coupled with sore throat, what do you suggest I do' The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of NovemberRead MoreThe post Watermelon: The super fruit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
A magnet-therapist, Dr Cyril Omisande of Cyrillic Holistic Health Clinic, answers the second. 2) I have back pain. I dread physiotherapy. Is there some other invasive treatment I can go for' Magnet therapy, magnetic therapy, or magnotherapy is a pseudoscientific alternative medicine practice involving the use of static magnetic fields. Subjecting certain parts of theRead MoreThe post Magnetic lumbar belt for low back pain appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Among Nigeria's Senior Citizens, CELLGEVITY is a new health defence word. The word stands for cell and longevity or longevity of the cell. In other wordsextended lifespan. Thus, CELLGEVITY excites aging people who want remission for one health challenge or the other. I thought about it on November 29, that is two Wednesdays ago, asRead MoreThe post Cellgevity, Senior Citizens and their peculiar challenges (1) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
No fewer than 100 elders of Ikale Indigenes in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State in Igbotako have benefited from a free medical screening bankrolled by an NGO, Careerbridge Foundation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the elderly men and women were screened and diagnosed on various diseases ranging from hypertension, highRead MoreThe post Ondo indigenes benefit from NGO's free medical screening appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Lagos State University (LASU) has suspended the Provost of its College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Prof Babatunde Solagberu, for three months, pending the investigation into allegations against him. His colleageues say he may have brought it on himself, reports ADEGUNLE OLUGBAMILA. In the next three months, Prof Babatunde Solagberu may have to defend himself againstRead MoreThe post Travails of a provost appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof Peter Okebukola, has urged schools from basic to tertiary levels to inculcate in their learners the culture of reading via Information and Communication Technology (ICT) gadgets. This, according to him, is one of the ways a decline in reading culture among children and youths can be arrested. OkebukolaRead MoreThe post ICT panacea to poor reading culture, says Okebukola appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Last weeks launch of coding centres in two of 9mobiles adopted schools in Lagos gave the telecommunications firm opportunity to touch base with the pupils and teachers. Acting Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Director, Mrs Oluseyi Osunsedo Director, and the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Tola Oduyemi visited the Akande Dahunsi Memorial Junior and Senior High SchoolsRead MoreThe post Schools laud 9mobile's support appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

UI: Assessing VC's first two years
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
He came in at a time when the country was about to experience economic recession. But as a good sailor is known only in tumultuous current of air, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka appears to be sailing through the storm with uncommon calmness and placidity. Despite all the insults and snide remarks from the critics ofRead MoreThe post UI: Assessing VC's first two years appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), Mr. Bako Abdullahi, has advised Akwa Ibom students to join anti-corruption clubs in their schools and become part of crusades against the monster. Abdullahi, who was represented by Akwa Ibom zonal officer Ibrahim Alkali, gave the advice in his welcome remarks during theRead MoreThe post ICPC rallies pupils against corruption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Nigerians have been advised to imbibe the philosophy of 'nothing is a waste until it is wasted'. Experts say such mindset would address unemployment as the army of Nigerian youths roaming the streets for jobs would realise the advantages of turning waste to wealth. This was the thrust of a one-day seminar by the NigeriaRead MoreThe post 'Waste can fetch Nigeria fortune' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Imo State Indigenes Association (ISIA), Kano, has awarded scholarship to three indigent pupils from Owerri, Okigwe and Orlu-the three senatorial zones of the state. President-General of ISIA, Comrade Damian Anyanwu, said the gesture was the first of its kind and aimed at putting smiles on indigent, youths who lost their parents in their prime. AnyawuRead MoreThe post Imo indigenes in Kano award scholarship appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Senior Staff Club of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with activities lined up for this week. Apart from visits to old people's home, health walk and aerobics, novelty match, President of the Club, Dr Oludiran Akinleye, said there would be social nights everyday of the week that would featureRead MoreThe post UNILAG staff club marks golden jubilee appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Well, meaning individuals in the country have been urged to assist public institutions to aid development. Managing Director, Kadet Nigeria Limited, Mr Akinlayo Kolawole, gave the advice during the foundation stone laying for five block of classrooms he donated to the Police Secondary School, Akure, Ondo State capital. He noted that no government, however benevolent,Read MoreThe post Philanthropist seeks help for public schools appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The College of Health Sciences of the Delta State University (DESLU) in Abraka has inducted 40 graduates of Medicine and Surgery in a ceremony attended by high-profile medical practitioners. The induction held in the school's 750-capacity Hall A saw the medical graduates taking the Hippocratic Oath. The Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Victor Peretomode, represented by Registrar,Read MoreThe post DELSU inducts doctors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
A final year Community Health student of the Cross River State College of Health Technology (COHTECH), Ethorti Uno, got more than he bargained for when he tried to correct a quarrelsome colleague, Miss Eteng Odinke. She scalded him with a mixture of hot water and pepper. UBONG EDET (University of Calabar) reports. Miss Eteng OdinkeRead MoreThe post Student scalds colleague with hot water, pepper appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
How to improve service delivery with the advancement in technology was the focus of discussions at the fourth biennial lecture of the African Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS) of the University of Ibadan (UI) The event with the theme: Africa's footprints in the digital age, hosted the co-founder of Wennovation Hub, Nigeria, Idris AyodejiRead MoreThe post Why Nigeria must leverage on ICT to improve research, by expert appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Combating the scourge of Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) required collaboration, the United States (U.S.) Consulate in Lagos has said, noting that no one country or government can end the pandemic. The consulate's Acting Public Affairs Officer, Kevin Krapf, said the U.S. government would continue to lead the global action against AIDS and Human Immunodeficiency VirusRead MoreThe post 'Antiretroviral treatment inaccessible for HIV patients' appeared first on The Nation N 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
A professor of Mathematics at the Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA), Usman Abubakar, has demonstrated how mathematical modelling can be used to diagnose of some killer ailments. Abubakar revealed that he had used a mathematical model to study the prognosis of leprosy disease and its deadly effects on human health. He said his studyRead MoreThe post How mathematics can solve life-threatening ailments, by don appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) for Academic, Prof Samuel Kolo Tswanya, is dead. The professor of Applied Linguistics and Communication Skills passed on last Friday after a brief illness. His death threw the management, staff and students of the school into grief. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Muhammad Nasir Maiture, described theRead MoreThe post IBB varsity loses Deputy VC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
I had a dog several years ago, it is often a spectacle each time it comes into the living room and looks in the mirror. My dog will start fighting the 'other' dog in the mirror, scratching, barking and howling, all at the same time. It will go on and on until chased out ofRead MoreThe post Time to look in the mirror appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Ogun State have held a health sensitisation procession to commemorate the World AIDS Day. The Corps members, who are members of anti-Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Sexually-Transmitted Infections Community Development Service (CDS) group, held the rally in Agbara to sensitise residents of their host community on the need to stopRead MoreThe post Corps members mark AIDs Day appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Caleb Adebayo, has trained some Lagos State secondary school pupils on waste recycling. The training was in line with global efforts to combat natural disasters and environmental pollution. IBRAHIM ADEYEMI reports. A National Youth Service Corps member, CalebAdebayo, has trained secondary school pupils on waste recycling at aRead MoreThe post Catching them young appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned that future of African countries may remain in the balance if the continent is not rid of reckless leaders. Obasanjo issued the warning last Wednesday while delivering the keynote speech at a conference of the Department of History and International Studies of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in OndoRead MoreThe post 'Youth must imbibe value-driven leaderships' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, Prof Igbekele Ajibefun, has described National Universities Commission (NUC) as a platform for excellence and ethical standards in education. The VC stated this while welcoming the NUC accreditation teams visiting the school to verify the state of some courses. Ajibefun said NUC had putRead MoreThe post Ajasin varsity VC hails NUC accreditation teams appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Call for cost effective tariffs The power distribution companies (DisCos) are seeking the payment of N100 billion subsidy owed them by the Federal Government to improve their infrastructure. The firms said the government, during the privatisation in 2013, promised them N100 billion to cushion the effects of increased tarrifs on their operations, adding that fourRead MoreThe post DisCos lament delay of N100b subsidy, others payment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Amid the renewed fight to protect wildlife, a European carrier, Turkish Airlines, has expressed its commitment to tackling illegal wildlife trade with its resolve to increase its passengers, customer, client, and staff awareness about the consequences of illegal wildlife trade. To further strengthen the awareness, the Airline says it is developing mechanisms that will enableRead MoreThe post Turkish Airlines signs pact for wildlife protection appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Chairman, Bemas Technology Nigeria Limited, Mr Kola Balogun, yesterday said the latest innovative product from the stable of the firm, UNIVASA Mobile E-Top Up, will promote small, medium enterprises (SMEs). He added that it will enhance seamless possibilities through its various channels in managing air time top-up. Represented an Executive Director in the firm,Read MoreThe post UNIVASA'll promote SMEs, says Bemas Tech chair appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Many commercial banks no longer accept deposits from Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), it was leant yesterday. A PEP, who is entrusted with a prominent public function, generally presents a higher risk for potential involvement in bribery and corruption by virtue of his position and the influence that he may hold. Banks' stoppage of taking hard-soughtRead MoreThe post Banks reject deposits from Politically Exposed Persons appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Nigerian equities yesterday rallied to their highest point so far this year and their best performance in the past three years. With average day-on-day gain of 1.51 per cent and net capital appreciation of N203 billion, the average year-to-date return now stands at 45.40 per cent. The All Share Index (ASI) gained 580.87 absolute points,Read MoreThe post Equities rally to new high with N203b gain appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Six power plants remain idle because of lack of gas to fuel their operations, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has said. Its Senior Commercial Adviser, Upstream Gas, Emmanuel Anyaeto, said the plants could not operate as there was no infrastructure to convey gas to their locations. He spoke on the sidelines of 'Gas Aggregation BuyersRead MoreThe post Why six power plants are idle, by Shell appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) President Mr. Obafemi Onashile has said building cost control has not been fully optimised in the country. He therefore wants a reform. Onashile spoke on the sidelines at the Dinner/Awards nite of the Lagos Branch of the NIQS. The president said in terms of procurement in the construction industry,Read MoreThe post 'Building cost control not fully optimised' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The Ogun State government is set to revoke the shops allocated to some traders in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. This followed the expiration of the six-month moratorium given to allottees of the recently-built government ultra-modern shopping malls and shops. The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Facility Management, Mr. Segun Adebayo, issuedRead MoreThe post Shopping malls: Ogun to revoke unused allocations appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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