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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 13 January, 2018.

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Seven northern governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday reiterated their support for the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, declaring that they had no apologies for doing so.

The governors prayed along with Buhari at the State House Mosque for the Jumat and thereafter had a meeting with him.

As they emerged from the session, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, who spoke for them, said they remained committed to the President’s re-election bid.

“We are politicians, and those of us you see here want the President to contest the 2019 election. We have no apologies for that,” he said.

“We believe in Mr. President. We want him to continue running the country in the right direction.

“People can speculate about 2019, we have no apologies. Whether they are right or wrong is beside the point.

“Everybody is entitled to his own opinion. But as governors, and most of us here with the exception of Yobe Governor are first time governors, we are interested in continuity and stability, and we want the President to continue with that.”

Others governors at the meeting were Abubakar Bello (Niger); Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Jibrilla Bindow (Adamawa) and Simon Lalong (Plateau).

El-Rufai also spoke on the crisis sparked in his state by his recent mass sack of teachers for failing to measure up to standard.

He said there was no going back on their sack and that the severance pay of the affected teachers was ready for collection.


 
His words: “There is nothing to step back on. It’s a well thought out position we took one and a half years before we made the decision, and we will not change it.

“We have announced that in line with the public service rule, we will pay three months’ severance pay, and we have provided incentives for those that are retiring to go through the retirement training.

“Those that are interested in farming, we have the reserve land available, and for those that want to go into trade, we have micro credit to support them. If they are not suitable as teachers they can do other things and the government will do other things to support them.”

On the allegation that he asked the police to stop workers marching to Government House on Thursday to protest the alleged sack of about 21,000 teachers in Kaduna State, he said the right to protest was guaranteed in the constitution and that he was not in the state on that day.

He said: “I did not direct the police to stop the workers. I was not even in Kaduna. For me, the right to protest is guaranteed in the constitution, provided you don’t go violent and you don’t violate any laws.

”I think the concern of the police is because the precarious situation in the country, particularly in Kaduna, made it unsuitable to have such protest. And the last time they did such a thing, they attacked the State House of Assembly.

”So this is the concern. The concern is break down of law and order and not protest or strike. They are free to do so, but it will not change our position.”

Also speaking, Governor Ganduje of Kano State said the coming together of the seven governors was a mere coincidence.
 
Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Elder statesman, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, is worried by the spate of killings in the country, and he wants an immediate end to the trend.

The former Secretary General of the Commonwealth says incessant reports of killings in parts of the country seem to suggest that “we are gradually losing consciousness of the sanctity of human life.”

“I must confess that I am very sad about the general insecurity in the country. We seem, as a society, to be getting inured to loss of human lives,” he told The Nation in an exclusive interview during the week.

Chief Anyaoku, who will turn 85 on Thursday, said: “In the Nigerian society, it seems we are gradually losing consciousness of the sanctity of human life, because every day, we read in the newspapers about so many people killed either by Boko Haram or by marauding herdsmen or by kidnappers or by cultists.


 
“There is general insecurity and the value placed on human life seems to be going down and down. It saddens me because most of my working life was in societies where if one human being dies under questionable circumstances, the government, the law enforcement agencies will rise to action.”

He does not believe that the law enforcement agencies are doing enough about the situation.

“That is why and for many other reasons I have been advocating for the now commonly used word ‘restructuring’. Because when this country was a true federation of four regions, the country was doing better. There was greater security, greater development and less corruption.

“But the structure we now have that obliges us to spend as much as 80 per cent of our revenue on just administration, because we have 36 states with governmental structure replicated in all the states.

“It has got to the state where most of these states cannot pay their civil servants, with many being owed their salaries for many months.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018
A new research has emerged revealing a twist as regards the history of Homo Sapiens, the Human race, how it originated from Africa and the role of ancient West Africans. According to Science News, Human origins are notoriously tough to pin down. Fossil and genetic studies in 2017 suggested a reason why: No clear startingRead MoreThe post How human history was revised in 2017 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
NIGERIA has produced some of the best fashion designers and Lagos is a great place to find them all in one city. We all know that Lagos is the city to look towards for emerging fashion talent, as it is where clothing is made experiment with. Todays fashion has been an unavoidable part of our life as clothing is a basic need in mans life. And the fact remains that the story of fast-growing fashion industry is not complete without the contributions of highly creative and talented fashion designers 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Former Plateau governor Jonah Jang says his constituents are opposed to the creation of cattle colonies as proposed by his successor, Simon Lalong. Jang, who represents Plateau North in the Senate, said in Jos on Friday that he had met with his constituents to gauge their feelings on the proposal. 'My people are against cattleRead MoreThe post Jang rejects proposed cattle colonies, says Lalong 'on his own' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Their names are Joy and Testimony. Both of them are two weeks old. Baby Testimony was so named because her mother said she passed through a lot of stress before her birth, while baby Joy, according to her mother, is the joy of my heart.Both babies are examples of children returning from Libya without their fathers. What makes their stories sad is the fact that they may never see their fathers again. Their mothers are among the 373 Edo State-born returnees from Libya.Unlike the previous batches o 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Security agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos have impounded 17 check-in luggage belonging to musician David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido in the Nigerian entertainment industry. The seizure followed an alleged attack by one of the musician's aides on Aviation Security (AVSEC), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Checkport personnel at the airportRead MoreThe post Davido in another controversy as aide beats up airport security officials appeared first on T 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
WHEN it comes to relationships, there is nothing more magical or fulfilling than falling in love. Its the ultimate in emotion, the prize, the best part of being with another person. Its not surprising, then, that falling out of love is one of the most confusing feelings we can experience in life. Yet many women, for many reasons, find themselves in this unexpected place feeling as if the magic of love has taken a nosedive. But evaluating the relationship midflight can be a tricky proposition. B 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Their names are Joy and Testimony. Both of them are two weeks old. Baby Testimony was so named because her mother said she passed through a lot of stress before her birth, while baby Joy, according to her mother, 'is the joy of my heart'. Both babies are examples of children returning from Libya withoutRead MoreThe post WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL OUR BABIES ABOUT THEIR FATHERS'Libyan returnees with fatherless babies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Tragedy struck yesterday in the refuse dump area of Kubwa , Abuja, after a woman, Rukayat Abdulkareem , allegedly killed her rivals son.The incident happened at about 10 pm.Rukayat was said to have stabbed, Awal Sani, during an altercation with his mother.Awal, 18, a 200 level Statistics student of University of Abuja, was said to have tried to calm Rukayat when she insulted his mother.It was learnt that Awal was billed to resume school on Monday, January 15, 2018.A younger brother to the late A 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The leader of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, is to be installed as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo (generalissimo) of Yorubaland today by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. LEKE SALAUDEEN traces the genesis of the office, the rise and fall of the past Kakanfos and the antecedents of the new Aare.Read MoreThe post Enter new Yoruba Generalissimo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Nigerians in this Diaspora have been urged to attract more tourists to the country to boost foreign exchange earnings to the country.Nigerias Father of Tourism and President of the Centre for Promotion of Peace, Tourism, Arts and Culture (CEPTAC), Chief (Dr.) Mike Amachree, said this at a one-day parley between tourism stakeholders and Nigerians in the Diaspora at the Brooklyn Tourists Center, Port Harcourt, and River State. He said the parley has become imperative in view of economic situation 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
For lovers of fun, music and dance, Calabar has become an every years place-to-go for almost 15 years. The carnival, initiated by the former governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, is a legacy that the people of Cross River State have embraced wholeheartedly and subsequent regimes have also upheld with improvement.The idea of the Carnival Calabar was first conceptualized in 2004, and the first edition was in 2005. Former Governor Donald Duke held two editions of the festival in 2005 and 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
THE Aare Ona Kakanfo title is a very sensitive position in Yorubaland. It was a title given to the generalissimo, the war general during the old Oyo Empire. At the time, an Aare Ona Kakanfo would lead battles, fight wars, mobilise, train soldiers and conquer the enemies. The introduction of the title was informed byRead MoreThe post Role of Aare Ona Kakanfo in modern times appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has condemned the killings carried out by suspected herdsmen in Benue State, describing the attackers as enemies of the society. The body's pronouncement came as the Benue State governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, insisted that there would be no going back on the state's Anti-Open Grazing Law. Speaking on behalf ofRead MoreThe post ACF condemns bloodshed in Benue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Former Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, bares his mind on the state of the nation, in this interview with PAUL UKPABIO and BIODUN ADEYEWA. He also speaks about his childhood, career and family life, as he turns 85, among other issues.YOU will be 85 on January 18. How are you looking forward to the day'I feel no different from the way I have felt in recent times. I am looking forward to even greater maturity in age.It is a surprise that a few weeks to yo 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
TWO suspects have been arrested by men of the Edo State Police Command for allegedly using super glue to seal the mouth of an 89 year woman, Imasogbonre Enahoro, to prevent her for shouting for help. The suspects also allegedly glued the mouth of her daughter, Marylyn Ajibola, and proceeded to steal valuables and aRead MoreThe post Robbers seal 89-yr-old womans mouth with super glue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji. Ikuforiji and his ex-aide, Oyebode Atoyebi, were charged with money laundering offences involving N338m before the Federal High Court in Lagos. The case was prosecuted on behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes CommissionRead MoreThe post Alleged N388m fraud: Supreme Court orders retrial of ex-Lagos Speaker Ikuforiji, aide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Asuspected thief was beaten up and stripped naked by a mob after he was caught while attempting to steal a cars headlamp in the Owode area of Ketu-Agboyi Local Council Development Area of Lagos.The suspect, Kazeem Wasiu, was apprehended on Wednesday by vigilant residents on Divine Street, Owode, while he was removing the headlamp from a Golf car marked FKJ 764 EU parked on the street.The suspect, according to eyewitnesses initially lied that he had been sent by the cars owner to fix the vehicle. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Members of Ori-Otan Onimaba Family of Igando community in Alimosho Local Government, Lagos State on Wednesday stormed both the Government House and Lagos State House of Assembly in Alausa, Ikeja to protest what they termed the unlawful takeover of their land.The protesters who were led by Mr. Nurudeen Abereijo displayed various placards bearing messages such as We implore His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to investigate this matter through the Ministry of Justice, Justice must be done, 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Watermelon is an extremely popular fruit. While we all enjoy eating this sweet refreshing fruit, we usually discard the tiny seeds scattered in it without realising or rather knowing of their health benefits. These seeds are loaded with nutrients including fatty acids, essential proteins and lots of minerals. These seeds are rich in vitamin BRead MoreThe post Health benefits of watermelon Seeds appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Few foods are as cool as a cucumber. These low-calorie veggies contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties and valuable nutrients. There are hundreds of varieties of cucumber, and they come in dozens of colors, but the edible types are classified as being for either slicing or pickling, according to Cornell Universitys Growing Guide. SlicingRead MoreThe post Health benefits, nutritional facts of cucumber appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The phytochemicals in onion s improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, thus gifting you with improved immunity. Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. 'For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections. ' Do you enjoy sliced onions with your food' If yes, rejoice! Raw onionRead MoreThe post Onion health benefits appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
As part of efforts to ensure quality care for cancer patients, the Federal Government has invited home two professors of Oncology, who are trail blazers at the University of Chicago, United States (US), to among others, help transfer their knowledge to oncologists across the six geo-political zones, starting with Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.Read MoreThe post 'Nigeria restrategises on cancer care' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
NGO fetes survivors, cancer patients Is cancer a death sentence' No. That was the firm and reassuring answer by a foremost oncologist, Prof Remi Ajekigbe at the end of the year party, organised by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), 'Let's kill it' Cancer Foundation. The event was to support in cash and kind cancer patientsRead MoreThe post 'Cancer is curable' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
There was a former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenkowho used to live in London, England. He went out to have tea sometimes ago with some, apparently, acquaintances. Somehow, he died soon after. He was killed by radioactive polonium-210, believed to have been administered in a cup of tea. This is a very rare form of foodRead MoreThe post Food and water poisoning: Chemical poisoning appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Telecommunications giant, Globacom, has denied reports branding it the preferred bidder to acquire telecommunications company, 9mobile. The company,,in a statement in Lagos yesterday, said it 'has not acquired 9Mobile as widely reported in the media.' It added:'We are bound by the terms of the acquisition process as stipulated by the authorities handling it and weRead MoreThe post Glo: we've not acquired 9moble appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Two governors of neighbouring states, both elected on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have different ideas of the cause, and thus solution to the herdsmen crises ravaging various parts of the country. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Tanko Al Makura of Nasarawa State are at war over the location ofRead MoreThe post Not time for bickering appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
True to his vision to develop the shoe making industry in Abia State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu announced in his New Year speech that 30 local shoemakers were scheduled to leave for the People's Republic of China on January 5. This first batch is part of 100 the Ikpeazu administration plans to send to China toRead MoreThe post Abia's example appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
SIR: We cannot also sweep under the carpet the intelligence shared by Senator Dagiri Alkali, the leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) that the herdsmen wields arms (AK47, Pump Action Machinegun, knives, charms, among other assault weaponry) as a form of self defence against cattle rustling. His words ''The CattleRead MoreThe post Benue: What PMB must do appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Obviously, the problematic Herdsmen Question won't go away if it is not resolved. It is obvious that the solution won't come from highlighting alleged casualty figures under the previous Goodluck Jonathan administration, which is the latest response from the Muhammadu Buhari administration. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina,Read MoreThe post Not the whole picture appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
IN his brief admonition during an inter-denominational church service to mark the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo cautioned against politicising herdsmen killings in some parts of the country. He insisted that such politicisation could ignite far worse and uncontrollable crisis. His position is notRead MoreThe post Herdsmen killings and spectre of politicisation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has denied report that he will be contesting the rerun of Anambra Central Senatorial Election to be held on the 13th of January 2018. The Minister was the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the 2015 Anambra Central Senatorial election. The Court of Appeal inRead MoreThe post I wont be part of a charade election Ngige appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Senator Yele Omogunwa is the lawmaker representing Ondo South Senatorial District of Ondo State in the 8th Senate. In this interview with INNOCENT DURU, he speaks about how he ventured into politics after being a classroom teacher for over a decade and why he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling AllRead MoreThe post Why I can never return to PDP'Ondo senator Omogunwa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria.