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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH FEBRUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 8th February, 2018.


Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Troops are to go after killer-herdsmen and the militia behind the killings in Benue, Taraba, Niger and Kaduna states, the army said yesterday.

President Muhammadu Buhari warned in Nasarawa on Tuesday that attacks by “herdsmen” and other bandits would no longer be tolerated.

The Army said it would begin a special exercise tagged:  ”Operation Cat Race”, which in Tiv language means “Ayem Akpatuma’’ to tackle the recurring herdsmen/farmers clashes and criminal activities in the states.

Troops will be deployed in the four states from next week. The exercise is billed for February 15 – March 31.


 
Chief of Training and Operations, Army Headquarters, Major General David Ahmadu, who represented Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the exercise would be targeted at killer-herdsmen, cattle rustlers, armed bandits, kidnappers, armed militias and other criminal elements.

He listed other security agencies that will participate in the exercise as the Department of States Services (DSS), the police, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other Security institutions.

Gen. Ahmadu said the exercise would cover the 1 and 3 Divisions representing the Northwest and North central geopolitical zones. The Guards Brigade, 707 Special Forces Brigade, and the Headquarters Army Command will also be involved.

He said it would also aid civil authority to address those challenges.

“More so, Exercise Ayem Akpatuma has become more expedient due to upsurge in cases of armed banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Kaduna and Niger states as well as other sundry crimes in Kogi State and herdsmen/farmers clashes and attacks on innocent members of our communities, particularly in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states by armed militias.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Nigerian equities continued on the downtrend for the third consecutive trading session yesterday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as profit-taking transactions shaved off N122 billion from market values of quoted shares.

Despite global equities recovery, underlying profit-taking trend continued to dominate transactions at the stock market, after Nigerian equities hit a high of N16 trillion last weekend. Most analysts expected the market to regain its rally as the sustained depreciation continues to throw up attractive valuations.

With more than two losers for every gainer, benchmark indices at the NSE indicated a day-on-day decline of 0.77 per cent yesterday, equivalent to net capital loss of N122 billion. This brought the total capital loss for the three consecutive trading sessions to N395 billion. Average year-to-date return also trended downward to 13.85 per cent at the end of the five-hour trading session yesterday.

“Against the backdrop of sustained profit taking since the start of the week, we expect performance in subsequent trading sessions to remain negative. However, in light of lower pricing on fundamentally sound stocks we also anticipate more activity in the coming week as investors seek bargain opportunities,” Afrinvest Securities-a Lagos-based dealer at the NSE stated.


 
The All Share Index (ASI)-the benchmark index that tracks share prices at the Exchange, declined to 43,538.16 points from its opening index of 43,877.30 points. Aggregate market value of all quoted equities also dropped from its opening value of N15.746 trillion to close at N15.624 trillion.

All sectoral indices also closed negative with the exception of the NSE Banking Index, which rose by 0.6 per cent. The NSE Industrial Goods Index declined by 1.1 per cent. The NSE Insurance Index and NSE Oil & Gas Index dropped by 0.8 per cent each while the NSE Consumer Goods Index declined by 0.3 per cent.

United States (U.S.) shares gained in early trade yesterday, but continued to fluctuate as investors digested several frantic days of trading.

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 rose about 0.5%, while the Nasdaq edged up 0.1%.

The rise extended Tuesday’s gains and followed volatile trading, triggered in part by concern over the prospect of higher interest rates.

European stock markets also recovered ground on Wednesday, but a rally in Asia faded.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
There is an influx of Tiv residents from Nasarawa State into Benue State, following sustained attacks by suspected Fulani militia.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen are said to have launched attacks on Tiv indigenes in Nasarawa State.

The busy Lafia/Makurdi road has been overtaken by victims of Fulani attacks who are heading towards Benue.

Areas mostly affected are Kadarko, Awe town and the border communities.


 
Women with children on their back were seen trekking long distances, looking tired and hungry. Some of the children were half-naked, just as men carrying mattresses and personal belongings also fled.

A Nursing mother, Juliana Uma, said her husband and two children were killed after suspected herdsmen attacked their village.

She said she doesn’t know where she was going, but just fleeing for her life.

“Since they killed my husband and children I have to run for my life,” she said.

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom said there are seven IDPs camps with over 100,000 people there. He appealed to the Federal Government to assist with relief materials.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Nigeria is set to take $2.5billion Eurobond to refinance external borrowing, following yesterday’s approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC)

Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun broke the news at a post-FEC briefing in Abuja.

Others at the briefing were Minister of Information Lai Mohammed, Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Danbazzau, Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika and Minister of Communication Adebayo Shittu.

Mrs. Adeosun said that the government had re-appointed a consortium of banks to handle the $2.5 billion Eurobond.


 
The banks are: Citi Group, Standard Chartered, StanbicIBTC, Whitten-Case and African Practice.

On the potential savings on the proposed USD2.5 billion refinancing, Mrs. Adeosun said the estimated proceeds of N762.5 billion will be used to redeem the Nigerian Treasury Bills (NTB).

She said: “At estimated current NTB rates of 15% (following mop-up operations by the CBN), the savings from the refinancing of N762.5 billion of Domestic Debt using external capital raising is about  N64 billion per annum.”

On the impact of the use of the proceeds of the USD500 million issued in November 2017, she said “The proceeds about N162.50 billion were used to redeem NTBs which matured in December 2017.

“The immediate impact was a significant drop in the Bid Rates at the Auctions of both NTBs and FGN Bonds. In December 2017 and January 2018:

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed the Officer-in-charge of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Saki, Oyo State.

The officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), whose name was not disclosed by the Command, was said to have been macheted to death by the suspected Fulani herdsmen during an operation in a forest around Saki-Ogboro Road in Oke Ogun.

The incident is coming barely two weeks after the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, and other top officers held a stakeholders meeting to address crises between farmers and herdsmen.

The meeting, held at the Eleyele Headquarters of the Command in Ibadan.


 
According to a source, who pleaded anonymity, a combined team of police officers and SARS operatives arrested some suspected Fulani herdsmen on the ground of disturbing public peace a day earlier, but the men were ambushed by another gang of herdsmen during another attempt to arrest two other suspects.

The development has led to fear in Saki and its environs.

Police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the incident said four suspects had been arrested in connection with the death of the officer.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday re-arrested a former Administrative Secretary at the Kwara State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Christian Nwosu.

He was arrested after yesterday’s proceedings in another criminal case at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

EFCC charged Nwosu and Tijani Inda Bashir with receiving N30 million bribe from former Petroleum Minister Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke to rig the 2015 election result.

They were arraigned with Yisa Adedoyin, who pleaded guilty to receiving cash payment of N70,050,000 from Mrs. Alison-Madueke.


 
Mrs. Alison-Madueke is also named in the charge, but is said to be “at large”.

Nwosu pleaded guilty when he was first arraigned, but changed his plea to not guilty after claiming EFCC induced him to plead guilty.

Yesterday, EFCC’s investigator Usman Zakari tendered Nwosu’s account statements showing details of the N30 million.

The witness said Nwosu received N17 million in his Diamond Bank Plc account and N13 million in his Union Bank Plc account.

Zakari also tendered some title documents of land allegedly acquired by Nwosu with some of the funds.

After the documents were admitted in evidence, the prosecution closed its case.


 
Defence counsel Victor Opara said his client would file a no-case submission, meaning they do not intend to call any witness to defend the case because they believe the prosecution’s case is weak. After the proceedings, Nwosu and his co-accused were arrested.

It was learnt that their arrest was in connection to a fresh finding by EFCC that they allegedly diverted N450 million to a company called Advaita Nigeria Limited through an INEC cashier.

Bashir is said to be a director in the company.

EFCC said Nwosu is a signatory to an account where the money was hidden, and that his wife benefited N11.8 million.

The commission said Bashir got N25 million through a company called Heiza Nigeria owned by his relative, Saliu Yakubu.

Nwosu had claimed that the N30 million he collected was for logistics purposes during the election, and that his office knew how the money was spent.

He also said the money was shared to INEC ad-hoc staff for logistics.

Nwosu had earlier claimed that EFCC allegedly forced him to surrender his property worth N30 million and that he was induced to part with N5 million in a bid to regain his freedom.

According to him, the statements he made at EFCC were dictated to him while the one he made voluntarily was described as “rubbish”.

Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned till March 7 for hearing of the no-case submission.


Thu, 08 Feb 2018
FOR President Muhammadu Buhari, these are not the best of political times. He has been the butt of attacks by two senior members of his first constituency the military. First to fire was former President Olusegun Obasanjo and then came former military president Ibrahim Babangida last Sunday. The thrust of their statements is similarRead MoreThe post Piece of IBB appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday called on African leaders to exploit the potentials of sports to create job and promote peaceful coexistence. Buhari, represented by Solomon Dalung, Minister of Sports and Youth Development, stated this at the opening ceremony of the United World Wresting African Championships in Port Harcourt. He said that sports could alsoRead MoreThe post Africa can create jobs with sports, says Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Senators yesterday rejected the report of the committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence which linked the killings in Benue State to Fulani herdsmen and militia men. The upper chamber said that the report is incomplete because it quoted the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, copiously while it did not feature theRead MoreThe post Senate rejects report linking Fulani herdsmen, Benue militia to killings appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Four Chinese nationals and 16 Nigerians have been arrested at a mining site in Echara Unuphu, Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, for illegal mining. Their arrest was at the instance of the Ebonyi State Government. Senior Special Adviser to Governor David Umahi on Internal Security, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, described their actions as shocking.Read MoreThe post Four Chinese, 16 Nigerians held for illegal mining in Ebonyi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Six members distance selves from removal THE House of Representatives yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari to replace Inspector General Ibrahim Idris with a more professional officer. The lawmakers alleged that the IGP, due to his utterances, actions and inactions, could no longer be trusted to conduct his job in a professional manner. Two motions ofRead MoreThe post Reps urge President to sack IGP appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Hawthorn berries (Crataegus spp.) TWO deaths last month got me thinking about Hawthorn berries. Just before the first one, I noticed that one of my acquaintances always breathed heavily, almost gasping for breath, on little exertion. I asked him to watch his heart and add to his diet such food supplements as Hawthorn berries, Lecithin,Read MoreThe post Some herbal guardians of health in 2017 (5) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA writes on how lifestyle choices, such as what we eat and how active we are, can reduce our cancer risk. Getting to and staying at a healthy weight is important to reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Being overweight or obese increases the riskRead MoreThe post 'Cancer is preventable' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Nigeria' fastest man, Seye Ogunlewe, has urged pupils of Atlantic Hall, Poka-Epe, Lagos to take sports seriously so as to become successful athletes like himself in the future. The three-time 100m national champion and alumnus of the school, said this during the 24th annual inter-house sports held last weekend. He said: 'It is great toRead MoreThe post Take sports seriously, Nigeria's fastest man tells pupils appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
A professor of Political Economy and former Chief Executive Officer Centre for Black and African Arts and Civiliation (CBAAC) Tunde Babawale, has urged governments across states of the country to make indigenous languages compulsory subjects in schools. This, he said, could achieved better if the Federal Government through Federal Ministry of Education made native languageRead MoreThe post 'Make local language admission criterion' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Breaking all Barriers (BAB), an advocacy club for people with learning disabilities and special needs, is urging counsellors in schools to accord priority to individuals personality, before considering whether he or she has a disability. The club exposed the counsellors to training on sexual reproductive health rights of special needs people at Ritas Event &Read MoreThe post Person first, disability second', counsellors told appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Pupils of four public primary schools in Afao-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State had cause to smile at the as they received free exercise books from an interest group in the community. The donation was carried out by Afao-Ekiti Youth Development Forum under its School Children Empowerment programme. The benefiting schools wereRead MoreThe post Youths donate books to pupils in Ekiti appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
A professor of Metallurgical Engineering says robust government and private sector investment in the processing, smelting and refining industries would enhance Technological Entrepreneurship (TE), boost local capacity to manufacture spare parts and ultimately resuscitate the country's moribund automobile industry. Prof Benjamin Adewuyi said this while delivering the 94th inaugural lecture of the Federal University ofRead MoreThe post Nigeria needs iron, steel, says FUTA don appeared first o 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Some 16 corps members, who recieved the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Presidential Honours Merit Award are hanging on to threads of hope that the Federal Government will continue funding their PhD programmes in various universities in the United Kingdom (UK). They are blaming the Natioanal Universities Commission (NUC) for their dilemma. However NUC deniesRead MoreThe post NYSC scholars: NUC abandoned us abroad appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Prof Muhammad Nasiru Maiturare has said over half of the eligible candidates (4,377) who were screened for admission could not be taken. He said that out of the 8,466 candidates that were screened, only 4,089 candidates were offered admission for the 2017/2018 Academic Session. Speaking atRead MoreThe post 4,377 denied admission into IBBUL appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated 19,200 units of chairs and tables to the Akwa Ibom State for onward distribution to public schools. Presenting the items at the commissions office in Uyo, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the NDDC Mr Nsima Ekere, said the gesture was part of the agencys educational/social services projectRead MoreThe post NDDC donates 19,200 chairs, desks to A/Ibom appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Lagos State University (LASU) has phased out external programmes at the Ojuelegba and Anthony Village campuses. The university also said it is no longer in business with its former partners on the premises, its spokesman Adekoya Martins, has said. Martins told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lagos that the off-campus buildingsRead MoreThe post LASU shuts Ojuelegba, Anthony campuses appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
THE Emir of Tsafe in Zamfara State, Alhaji Muhammadu Bawa, has called on old students of schools to develop and strengthen initiatives that would support government's drive for education development across board. Bawa said the process of nation building, especially in the aspect of education was a collective one. Speaking in Sokoto, Sokoto State, atRead MoreThe post Emir advises old students on alma mater's development appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
women association at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, Anambra State, has recorded a milestone in its drive to make the university self-sufficient in food production. The Nnamdi Azikiwe University Women Association (NAUWA), led by the wife of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Gladys Ahaneku, has set up a bakery. At the opening, Mrs Ahaneku describedRead MoreThe post Women association launches bakery at UNIZIK appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Chairman Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) has delivered the 27th convocation lecture of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT MINNA) in Niger State. He blamed the political class' greed for Nigeria's woes. MAHMUD ABDULSALAM, OLARENWAJU FASASI, MARIAM OYIZA and IBRAHIM OLADIPUPO report. how did Nigeria find itself at aRead MoreThe post Sagay: predatory elite responsible for Nigeria's woes appeared first on The Nation Nigeri 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, has told the youth to stop complaining about bad leadership if they cannot take part in political process. He said young people needed to take active part in governance and electoral process by volunteering and standing for elective positions. He said incompetent people with impracticableRead MoreThe post Join politics and stop complaining, Jega advises youths appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
There is no doubt that we live in a country where youths tolerate impunity with sympathy. Apart from the obvious fact that ours is also a clime where money equates success; it is also a place where the misuse of power is better appreciated by the youth even when actions taken are not in conformityRead MoreThe post Youth and defence of impunity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
kogi State House of Assembly has approved N500 million for the Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba for the accreditation of some courses. The Speaker, Rt. Hon Matthew Kolawole, made this known during the signing of the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law, at the Government House in Lokoja. He said the money was approved in lineRead MoreThe post Kogi varsity gets N500m for courses' accreditation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.' ' Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. A gory episode of annihilation was perpetrated on New Year Day by a murderous group of Fulani herdsmen in far-flung communities in Benue State. This manner of attack has been sustained in the state inRead MoreThe post Benue: The beginning of the end' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The intelligentsia of any society or age plays a very crucial role in combating old and outdated ideologies that hold people back and replacing them with new rules and norms that conform to the age and times. As a result of the leadership challenge Nigeria has faced over the years, it is not surprising thatRead MoreThe post Intellectuals and social awakening (II) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Two years after they graduated, students of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) are yet to get their certificates. They have also been prevented from going for the one-year mandatory National Youth Service. Why' The school claims the students defaulted in paying their fees. But the students disagreed, saying there was no payment deadline. GBENGARead MoreThe post UNIPORT stops students'graduation over fees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The ongoing #EndSARS campaign, which depicts the impunity characterising the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SANS) of the Nigeria Police, is both strikingly revealing and poignantly worrisome because various allegations that have been levelled against the security outfit. The responses to the campaign from the police leadership, especially at the initial stages, ascribed theRead MoreThe post SARS: What value for a life' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Factional President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NAN), Comrade Aruna Kadiri,on Wednesdayled a protest at the University of Beninto demand the unconditional reinstatement of five students of the institution who were rusticated last week. The five students who are executive members of the institution's SUG were rusticated for protesting against increment of variousRead MoreThe post NANS protests rustication of five students from UNIBEN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued two additional Infrastructure Company (Infraco) licences pursuant to its drive to deepen broadband penetration in the country. The two new licencees are Zinox Technology Limited for Southeast and Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited for Northeast. With this approval, the number of Infracos licenced so far isRead MoreThe post NCC approves two Infraco licences appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Federal Government's inability to improve fuel supply is caused by the dysfunctional state of the refineries, failure to pay marketers their over N800 billion subsidy debts and poor maintenance of the majority of the 22 depots owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), The Nation has learnt. Other reasons were the cost ofRead MoreThe post Why fuel crisis lingers, by IPMAN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Fresh hopes of home ownership are now on the horizon. They are coming on the heels of last year's inauguration, of My Own Home scheme a Public-Private Partnership created to increase access to housing finance and housing in the country. The scheme, set up by the Federal Government, is under the Nigeria Housing FundRead MoreThe post MBAN, stakeholders to rev new housing initiative appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Global online classified, OLX has shut down its physical in Nigeria. CEO of OLX in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), Sjoerd Nikkelen, said shutting down its business in the country was a difficult but important decision, stressing that it was for the firm to consolidate its operations globally. No mention of Kenya or Ghana.Read MoreThe post OLX shuts Nigeria operation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Leading African energy conglomerate, Sahara Group has refurbished the Metal Works Technical workshop of Manhean Senior High Technical School in Tema, Ghana. Founded in 1991, the school trains students in science, technology and innovation. The company constructed a shed for the carpentry and welding workshop. It also bought machines and accessories. These include hand poweredRead MoreThe post Sahara Group renovates Ghana school's workshop appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
NCAA: we're probing infraction An unregistered ground handling firm, Menzies Aviation yesterday carried out ground handling operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos without regulatory approval. Investigation by our correspondent indicated that the firm was still undergoing certification processes with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) before it carried out the allegedRead MoreThe post 'Unregistered firm operates at Lagos airport' appeared 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Meter Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MMAN) has advised the Federal Government to put in place a conducive environment for the growth of the sub-sector, its Executive Secretary, Mr Muhideen Ibrahim, has said. Ibrahim said the sector was battling obsolete equipment, adding that many customers still used old meters. He told The Nation on telephone thatRead MoreThe post Meter manufacturers to govt: give us right environment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
We welcome doctors' offer to conduct medical test for presidential aspirants Nigerian doctors and their counterparts in the Commonwealth have expressed their readiness to conduct medical test for presidential aspirants in the country. They made their intention known through their umbrella bodies, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Commonwealth Medical Association. All the associationsRead MoreThe post A good idea appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
An indigenous firm, Homework Development and Properties Limited has helped in changing the erroneous perception of foreign investors about the Nigerian real estate sector. This is the major outcome of the recent conference organised by the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The Lagos real estate company showcasedRead MoreThe post Firm changes perception on real estate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
FG's plan to boost electricity capacity is welcome; but implementation is the issue One major clog in the quest for Nigeria's prosperity is the poor electricity supply to homes and companies. Even in Africa, per capita, Nigeria does not measure up to many of the other countries. South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, among others, tower aboveRead MoreThe post Fitting plan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
In order to attract investors to the country, the Federal Government has said it will continue to invest about N1.3trillion yearly on capital projects to bridge the infrastructure gap. Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who spoke in Abuja when a consortium of 20 international investors led by a former Minister of Finance, Shamsudeen Usman, visitedRead MoreThe post Fed Govt: we'll invest N1.3tr yearly on infrastructure appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said the construction of the 450-megawatts (mw) Azura Independent Power Plant in Benin, Edo State is on course. He noted that the project is a proof of the Federal Government's commitment to improving power generation and diversification. Fashola spoke during a visit toRead MoreThe post Azura 450mw power plant on course, says Fashola appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The revered Father Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, just cooked his latest broth. But it is nothing but full emptiness ' taken from the angle of the good priest as sound public thinker, teeming with deep knowledge of Nigerian contemporary history. Still, on the thinker's plane. The good father loves to impress withRead MoreThe post Kukah cooking full emptiness appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Committee on Restructuring set up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has submitted its report. One of the landmark recommendations is that states should control resources in their domain. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN examines the implication of the party's proposal on the democratic process. Resource control is a contentious issue that has not beenRead MoreThe post Politics of resource control appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
A group the Liberal Democratic Movement (LDM), has hailed the statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the performance of President Mohammed Buhari. Rising from its meeting held in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the group aligned with Obasanjo that President Buhari produced some positive results in the areas of the fight against insurgencyRead MoreThe post Group backs Obasanjo on new coalition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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