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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 FEBRUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 15 February, 2018.


Thu, 15 Feb 2018
This was the bone of contention among senators at plenary yesterday during debate on the report of the conference committee which harmonised the grey areas to the amendments to the Electoral Act.

The House of Representatives passed the bill without hitch.

Some members of both chambers of the National Assembly constituted the committee.


 
Section 25(i) of the amendment bill, which places the National Assembly poll first in the sequence of elections sparked the row.

The bill was passed and concurred with by both chambers of the National Assembly before it went for harmonisation.

It is in the process of being sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

Under the bill, the governorship and Houses of Assembly elections come after the National Assembly poll. The presidential election comes last.

Senators, who kicked against the bill, said it was self-serving and targeted at the President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.

But those in support faulted them, saying it was not the first time in the nation’s history that National Assembly polls would be coming first in the order of elections.


 
They noted that in 1979 under military regime, the Senatorial election was held on July 7; presidential election, August 17,  adding that in 1992 the House of Representatives and Senatorial elections were held on July 7; presidential election, June 12, 1993.  In 1999, they said the Houses of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senatorial elections were held on February 20, and presidential election February 27.

At plenary, Senator Abdullahi Adamu’s argument against the bill was truncated by Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Adamu led nine other senators out of the chambers to address reporters. The group said the amendment was in bad faith.

Speaking one after the other, they picked holes in the bill, saying it was skewed against the President.

They said the amendment was hasty and uncalled for and must not be allowed to stand.

According to the senators, the bill sought to usurp the constitutional role of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the fixing of election dates.

The senators also faulted the process leading to the amendment.

They claimed that only 36 of the 360-member House of Representatives passed the bill.

The number, they said, was not up to the quorum required to pass a bill in the National Assembly.

They alleged that the conference committee report of the Senate and House of Representatives on the bill was not signed by some members, including Senator Suleiman Nazif (Bauchi North), its chairman.

Nazif is also the Senate committee chairman on INEC.

The Adamu group expressed worry over the financial implications of running three staggered elections instead of two.

The present harsh economic situation in the country can hardly accommodate elections in three stages, the group claimed.

They argued for the retention of the 2015 order of elections, where the presidential and National Assembly polls were held simultaneously as the first in the sequence.

In a swift reaction, Nazif, at a separate briefing, told the protesting senators that politics is dynamic, adding that laws are reviewed in line with prevailing circumstances.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Some few weeks ago, Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, presiding judge at a Federal High Court in Lagos gave decision in favour of the Socio- Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that brought a suit in December 2017 challenging the legality of 21 former state governors or deputy governors now serving as ministers and senators and drawing two salaries and emoluments, one as former governors and now ministers and senators. Even if it were not illegal, it will be immoral in situations where most states are unable to pay salaries and pensions. But in real fact, it is actually illegal. SERAP is also asking the federal attorney- general to sue the 21 former governors involved who have allegedly collected N40 billion since 2015. I have on one occasion written about the immoral allowances and pensions some of these governors awarded themselves on their way out of their executive mansions. For example In Akwa Ibom the most extreme in generosity, a former governor is entitled to the following: N100 million for medical treatment annually; N1 million monthly medical allowance; Five bedroom bungalow each in Abuja and Uyo; 300% of the basic salary of the incumbent governor; a new utility and three saloon cars every three years; foreign holidays for wife and children under 18 years; provision of personal aide, cook, security guards not exceeding N5 million per month.

Former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom receives about half of these humongous and unfair salaries and allowances.

It is of course not Akwa Ibom alone that is involved in this executive looting. All the states of the federation are complicit in this sordid deed. One of course hopes that Ekiti and Gombe states – the two poorest states in the country will not be involved. This is only a hope but my guess is that all the former governors and their deputies in Nigeria are collectively involved in this gubernatorial financial selfish financial self-aggrandizement.  It seems these governors are in competition with the federal legislators who are each allegedly earning from N23 – N28 million every month. The suit filed by SERAP hinges on the illegality of earning two salaries from the same government in the federation. I will even go further for a cancellation of pensions for governors and their deputies who may have served for between four and eight years or in some cases less than four years. Ordinarily a person who has not worked for up to 10 years is not entitled to pension under the old labour laws of Nigeria. My assumption is that former governors and their deputies were either self-employed or on salaried jobs before coming into elective offices and they are by my own reasoning not entitled to pensions.  We all know that these former state executives do not need these huge unearned pensions. The former governor of Lagos, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN said he declined to accept any pension saying serving as governor of Lagos was sufficient honour for him. I commend Fashola and I hope this republic will benefit from his excellent character and service for many years to come. Dr Bukola Saraki also said he has stopped collecting pensions from poor Kwara State for now.

In the First Republic, members of parliament at regional and federal levels served on part-time basis. Those who were elected were professionals and whenever they left office they went to their jobs as teachers, lawyers and civil servants. I regret to say that some of them died in penury but this should not be used as justification for this financial shenanigans masquerading as pensions policy we have today.


 
We do not know if the legislatures at state and federal levels have also approved humongous pensions for their members, most of whom are birds of passage. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The House of Representatives yesterday adopted the conference committee report on the amendments to the Electoral Act 2010 and 2015 without a debate.

At the committee of the whole house chaired by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Edward Pwajok (APC, Plateau), who led his colleagues to the conference committee, said seven areas of disagreement between both chambers were addressed and resolved.

They are Sections 36 (3), 49(2), 53(2), 63(4) and 78(4), among others.

He said the conference agreed to adopt the Senate’s version on Section 36 (3) on death of candidates, which states that a political party whose candidate dies after commencement of an election and before the declaration of the result of that election has a 14-day window to conduct a fresh primary in order for INEC to conduct a fresh election within 21 days of the death of the party’s candidate.


 
The House recommended seven days but the Senate’s version was adopted by the conference.

Pwajok said the conference also resolved the issue of voter’s card in Section 49 (2) while the Senate’s recommendation on Section 78 (4) was also adopted.

The conference also agreed on the issue of votes exceeding the number of the voters in the register by adopting the Senate’s version, while on announcement of result of election, it was also agreed that it must be transmitted immediately.

The conference also agreed on the sequence of elections whereby the presidential poll would be conducted last, according to Pwajok, who also explained that INEC must fix election dates.

He said the conference also empowered INEC to fix election timetable for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Speaker recalled that the bill has been adopted earlier, adding that there was no need for debates at this stage since it was a conference report where all the grey areas have been addressed.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma last night resigned his office with immediate effect.

He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation.

Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing African National Congress (ANC) told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament today.

The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s new leader.


 
Mr Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption.

His resignation came at the end of a long speech in which he said he disagreed with the way the ANC had acted towards him.

He said he did not fear a motion of no-confidence, adding: “I have served the people of South Africa to the best of my ability.”

Mr Zuma also said that violence and division within the ANC had influenced his decision to step down.

“No life should be lost in my name and also the ANC should never be divided in my name. I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect,” he said.

“Even though I disagree with the decision of the leadership of my organisation, I have always been a disciplined member of the ANC.


 
“As I leave I will continue to serve the people of South Africa as well as the ANC, the organisation I have served… all of my life.”

The ANC issued a statement saying Mr Zuma’s resignation provided “certainty to the people of South Africa”.

Mr Zuma, a former member of the ANC’s military wing in the days of apartheid, rose through the ranks of the party to become president. He led the country for more than a third of its time after apartheid.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to review and sanitise its voter register, particularly in Kano and Katsina States to check underage people from voting.

PDP gave the advice in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in Abuja.

The party gave the advice while reacting to INEC position on current videos and pictures in the social media platforms showing underage persons voting.

According to Ologbondiyan, the videos and pictures are showing underage persons thumb-printing ballot papers and casting their votes during the last Saturday local government elections in Kano state.


 
He said that Nigerians had lost confidence in the INEC.

Ologbondiyan said reviewing the voter register was the only way the commission could demonstrate its independence to Nigerians.

The PDP condemned the commission for attempting to cover its complicity in the “widespread impunity recorded”, particularly under age voting that characterised the state local council elections.

The party said it was INEC that registered the minors as voters in the first place.

Ologbondiyan said, as such the commission should not in any way attempt to exonerate itself of involvement in the electoral fraud, simply because it did not directly conduct the elections.

He condemned a statement by INEC, wherein it tried to exonerate itself from culpability in the participation of minors in the Kano election.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
No fewer than 17 persons were killed at a Florida high school on Wednesday, after a gunman opened fire, leaving terrified students huddled in their classrooms, texting friends and family for help. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, had left 'multiple dead,' withRead MoreThe post 17 dead in Florida school shooting appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
TO SOME, the anti-corruption crusade is a sham. But to the government, it is one of the best things to have happened to the country in its 57 years of independence. Indeed, no administration tackled corruption the way the present government is doing. From the outset, President Muhammadu Buhari made it clear that he wasRead MoreThe post Who's fooling who' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University (PLASU) Bokkos, Prof Doknan Sheni has advocated improved funding for the institution to enable it overcome its numerous infrastructural challenges and realise its mission and vision. Sheni made the appeal during a press conference in his office. Though the institution had made significant improvements since his appointment inRead MoreThe post PLASU VC seeks improved funding appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Fresh hopes have been raised on the completion of the hostel being built by the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC) at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA). OSOPADEC Chairman Mr Gbenga Edema raised the hopes when he led top management and senior members of the staff of the commission on a courtesyRead MoreThe post Hope rises for AAUA hostel project appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has classified the fire that engulfed the engine of an Atlanta, United States (U.S.)-bound Delta Airlines flight as 'a very serious incident'. The authority said it has, therefore, handed over its investigation to the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). A statement by its spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, explained that the classificationRead MoreThe post NCAA probes Delta Airlines' air return appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Many pupils can no longer go to school in some communities in Benue State because of the herdsmen attacks. However, some individuals are finding ways to make amends in a situation where survival seems to be more important, reports UJA EMMANUEL from Makurdi. The second term of the 2017/2018 session is almost half way. ButRead MoreThe post Attacks push Benue pupils out of school appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Humans, we are made up of physical and emotional body, in conjunction with a mind and spirit. They function interdependently. Reflexology incorporates all aspects of the human being: mind, body, emotion, and spirit. In a relaxed state, we integrate all aspects of our being. Definition of reflexology (n), (Dictionary), reflexology pronounced [ree flek sllYjee] MassageRead MoreThe post Tips on reflexology appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) has asked students to pay their fees before first semester examination. Defaulters, the school said, will face dire consequences. CAMPUSLIFE gathered that more than half of the students have not paid their fees for 2016/2017 session and the current one. In his interaction with Students' Union leaders, the Vice-ChancellorRead MoreThe post Danfodiyo varsity moves against fee defaulters appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
THE Supreme Court has set aside the 1999 sack of Mrs. Aize Imonokhome Obayan (now a professor) as a lecturer and Reader in the Department of Guardian and Counselling, University of Ilorin. The apex court, in a unanimous judgment by a five-man panel, led by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, dismissed the appeal by the university, itsRead MoreThe post Supreme Court voids sack of Obayan by UNILORIN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Stakeholders in the education sector have been urged to collaborate for the development of the ailing sector. National President of Oyemekun Grammar School Akure (OGSA) Old Students Association Dr Olaoye Adegoke, spoke during a news conference marking the 65th anniversary of the school. Adegoke, represented by his deputy, Olugbenga Fabilola, said it had become imperativeRead MoreThe post Old students urged to assist alma mater appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
THE Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said yesterday that the Delta Airlines crew that flew the Airbus 330 ' 200, which engine caught fire mid-air, cannot leave the country until they obtain an incident statement from them. AIB Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer Akin Olatetu, at a news briefing in Lagos, said the airline's flight engineersRead MoreThe post AIB 'detains' airlines' crew appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has recorded giant strides in its Financial Inclusion services delivery, via its 894 quick banking, a Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) based channel. The banking channel enables customers to access banking services using any type of phone and without data/internet. The 894 banking scheme, which is one of the fastestRead MoreThe post FirstBank exceeds N1tr mark on 894 quick banking channel appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party and management of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, have disagreed over funding of the institution. State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, had accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of deliberately abandoning the AAU through poor funding while providing adequate funding for the Edo University, Iyamho Speaking in Ekpoma, headquarters of EsanRead MoreThe post PDP, AAU disagree over funding status appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
A total of 493 new students running both part-time and full-time programmes at the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Noforija Epe Lagos, have taken the oath of matriculation of the institution. At the matriculation, the Provost, Dr Nosiru Olajide Onibon, urged them to be good ambassadors of the first college of primary educationRead MoreThe post Rewrite MOCPED's history, Provost tells new students appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Nigerians have been advised not to consume anything that is labeled 'Yogurt', without verifying its quality, and NAFDAC registration number. This is because many health damages can be experienced by drinking inferior, poorly produced and packaged products. This was the submission of the Managing Director of Sotibe Nigeria Limited, Mr. Monah Chalabi Chalabi at theRead MoreThe post 'Be sure of your Yoghurt' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday killed the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the notorious terrorist Johnson Igwedibia, aka Don Waney. It was a sting operation that led to the death of Augustine Agulegbu aka Nana, Agulegbu. He was the sixth in command to Don Waney and one of those who killedRead MoreThe post Don Waneys CSO shot dead appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
NAVGAS Limited has rewarded members of the National Union of Petroleum Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) Unit of the company for their loyalty to the firm at an event titled: Drivers loyalty and reward programme. At the firm's premises in Apapa, Lagos yesterday, it held the grand finale of its maiden raffleRead MoreThe post Navgas rewards drivers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Esther Adio, a Computer Science graduate, finished with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.90 to emerge as the Best Graduating Student at the eighth convocation of Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) in Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State. The 22-year-old valedictorian told PRAISE OLOWE that she wants to teach in a university to fulfil her dream.Read MoreThe post 'I'll have fulfilment imparting knowledge' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Hawthorn berries (Crataegus spp.) THERE are two deficits in this series to remind us of the herbs and other natural medicines which helped to safeguard our health last year. One is the conclusion on the feature on SODIUM. The other is on the conclusion of the feature on Magnesium, which continues today. As some readersRead MoreThe post Some herbal guardians of health in 2017 (6) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
A professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Babcock University, Prof Oludele Awodele said the future of African continent lay in continuous research and investment in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Delivering his paper, 'Sensing the future: From Common Sense to Intelligent Systems' at the university's inaugural lecture last Thursday, Awodele said governments in AfricaRead MoreThe post 'Africa should invest in Artificial Intelligence' appeared first 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Sam Olumekun, has warned the commissions workers of the consequence of collecting gratification before performing their duties. He said INEC would not compromise standard in the 2019 general election. Addressing reporters yesterday in Lagos, Olumekun said some people were extorting voters before registering them. The REC saidRead MoreThe post INEC warns fraudulent officers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, has said the bank will collaborate with the Taraba State government in the provision of housing, infrastructure and poverty alleviation. Wigwe made this known during his visit earlier in the week to Governor Darius Ishaku in Jalingo, the state capital. He said that in a coupleRead MoreThe post Access Bank partners Taraba on housing appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
That times are really tough in Nigeria is an understatement. On average, I receive no less than twenty phone calls from Nigerians requesting financial assistance daily; it has never happened at this scale, until now. The despair in the land is assuming alarming proportions to the extent that even those sympathetic to this government areRead MoreThe post Where are the troubleshooters' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Hot flashes are symptoms of menopause. They are characterised by sudden body heat, flushing, and sweating. Other unpleasant symptoms often coincide with hot flashes, include- weight gain, mood swings, depression, loss of libido and sexual dysfunction. According to a Naturopath of Herbs' Villa Ventures, Lagos Prof Theophilus Lambo luckily, there are several treatment options forRead MoreThe post Remedies for hot flashes appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has started three online courses for teachers in Africa and the Caribbean. The courses ' Facilitating Online Courses, Facilitating with PowerPoint, and Flexible Skills Development 'have attracted 120 learners from Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Zambia. COL Education SpecialistRead MoreThe post African, Caribbean teachers train as online educators appeared first on The Nat 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, operator of the NNPC/Seplat Joint Venture, has launched the inaugural edition of its Eye Can See Programme Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes for its host communities in Imo State. The programme was initiated six years ago in Sapele, Delta State, the operational base of Seplat's Western assets. The launch witnessedRead MoreThe post Okorocha's wife, communities laud Seplat's CSR appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has urged the Federal Government to fulfill its promise of renaming its university located in Oye-Ekiti after the late Maj.-Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo. Fayose in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari wondered why the change of name promised by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had not been effected nine months afterRead MoreThe post Fayose decries delay in renaming FUOYE appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital ( LASUTH ), Ikeja, on Wednesday, in Lagos inaugurated a Renal (Kidney) Transplantation Centre that would carry out kidney transplants for residents. The Chief Medical Director ( CMD ), LASUTH, Prof. Adewale Oke, told newsmen that the programme was in collaboration with an Indian based hospital, Apollo Hospital. OkeRead MoreThe post LASUTH, Apollo Hospital inaugurate kidney centre appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has reinstated the five students that were suspended for leading a protest last November. It said it took the action, following the students' apology and stakeholders' intervention. LINUS OKODUWA reports. The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has reinstated the five students that were rusticated early this month for alleged misconduct. InRead MoreThe post Jubilation as UNIBEN pardons students' leaders appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
For the country to attain housing sufficiency, there is the need for the construction of affordable houses and access to adequate funding that will make cheaper mortgages possible. This is because affordability is critical in the quest of citizens to own personal homes. The difficulty in housing affordability, which boils down to financial capacity, hasRead MoreThe post NMRC to stimulate mortgage market for housing affordability appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The World Health Organization, ( WHO ) has provided medicines for students of Primary and Junior Secondary schools in Oyo State to cure tropical diseases like worms that are endemic in the country. The distribution of the medicines were made available during a flag off of School based deworming exercise in Ibadanon Wednesdayby the MinistryRead MoreThe post WHO provides drugs for Oyo students to cure tropical diseases appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The 2001 set of Saint Joseph Secondary School (SJSS), Idimangoro, Agege, Lagos has visited their alma mater to assess the state of the school and plan development projects that would ensure a conducive learning environment its current pupils. Akinyemi Akintan, chairman of the SJSS 01 set, told The Nation that the aim of the visitRead MoreThe post Old students visit alma mater, plan intervention appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
People living with HIV/AIDS deserve the right to love. No other day is perfect than today, February 14th, St. Valentines' day, a day earmarked for the celebration in several climes round the world. Dennis Akagha, Team Lead for PLconnect has devoted his time to establishing a community where people living with HIV/AIDS meet and connectRead MoreThe post Dating Site for HIV/AIDS Patients Launched appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Students of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) living off-campus trooped out in excitement to witness the opening of a pedestrian bridge linking their hostels with the university. The bridge was constructed and donated by Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc Board of Directors, Mr Tony Elumelu. CAMPUSLIFE gathered that Elumelu, through UBA Foundation,Read MoreThe post Excitement as Elumelu donates project to students appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The power distribution companies (DisCos) are seeking input into the draft regulation being fine-tuned by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The firms said some parts of the regulation needed to be improved to ensure efficiency. The DisCos, under the aegis of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), cited metering, saying it is keyRead MoreThe post DisCos push for input into draft regulation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Cerebral palsy patient who bagged a university degree shows disability is no obstacle His is a model for triumph over misanthropic nature. It all came into the open when Joshua Sopeju graduated in computer science at the National Open University of Nigeria in Abuja. He was a standout because he did not allow his disabilityRead MoreThe post Sopeju's footsteps appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
A whopping ninety-eight per cent of teachers in Nigeria do not know about Dyslexia, despite it being the most common learning disability that makes it difficult learning to read, says Dr Adrienne Tikolo, Director of Dyslexia Nigeria. Speaking at the launch of Dyslexia Nigeria's office in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos recently, Dr Tikolo, an educationist, saidRead MoreThe post Only 2% Nigerian teachers know about dyslexia, says don appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
News of the postponement of the 50thConvocation of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) scheduled for February 19 is yet another indication of the unpredictability of the academic calendar in the country's government-owned universities. It is no news that students in such universities are never sure of the calendar because of frequent disruptions. At UNILAG, strikingRead MoreThe post Discreditable disruption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Citizens for and against Yusuf Usman's reinstatement demonstrate an absurd side of democracy It was quite a shameful scene at the premises of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) on Tuesday, as two factions protested for and against the reinstatement of the scheme's executive secretary, Prof Yusuf Usman, last week, by President Muhammadu Buhari. ProfRead MoreThe post Unnecessary protests appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) yesterday insisted on registering and licensing information technology (IT) contractors despite opposition to the move by the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS). It said it agreed with NCS position that the Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria as a Council is mandated to have control and supervision of theRead MoreThe post NITDA insists on registering, licensing IT contractors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
With research showing that government would earn more revenue if its customers, the members of the public, were more satisfied with public service delivery, the Lagos State government has trained 100 senior civil servants to give quality service. At the training tagged: 'Charting the path to customer centricity in the Lagos State Public Service', DrRead MoreThe post 100 civil servants trained to serve customers better appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to reconcile aggrieved members of the party to ensure harmony and cohesion ahead of the 2019 general elections. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN examines the issues involved in the affected state chapters and how the reconciliation move would enhanceRead MoreThe post Tinubu and burden of reconciliation in APC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Agency prosecutes defaulters Relief, albeit temporarily, came the way of the 12 people arrested at various building construction sites in Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State on Saturday, when a Magistrates' Court granted them bail in various sums on Monday. The presiding magistrate had ordered their detention in prison custody until they were ableRead MoreThe post LASBCA goes tough on building contraventions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The January inflation rate, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), has further dropped to 15.13 per cent from 15.37 per cent recorded in December last year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said yesterday in Abuja. The CPI report, which measures inflation, started the year 2018 increasing by 15.13 per cent (year-on-year) in January.Read MoreThe post Nigeria's inflation dips to 15.13 % appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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