NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines [19 June, 2017].

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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 19 June, 2017.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Cameroon Coach, Hugo Broos, believes his team would bounce back to reckoning despite the African champions slipping to a 2-0 defeat to Chile at the Confederations Cup on Sunday. He stated in an interview:We have a young team and it needs to mature.We were also playing against a team ranked fourth in the world,Read MoreThe post Confederation Cup: We will improve says Cameroon Coach appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
I love Psalms 23 because of my sins’ Suspected kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike alias Evans, yesterday claimed he gave his father N3million cash, a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a Hilux Van before he stopped visiting his hometown, Umudim, Nnewi in Anambra State. Evans made the allegation when detectives took him to one ofRead MoreThe post Evans: I gave my dad N3m, SUV appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
DSS to descend on hate campaigners Cleric flays elders backing agitators Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday declared unlawful, agitations for the country’s break-up. The agitations for the creation of Biafra and the Arewa Youths’ ultimatum for the Igbo to leave the North are against the Constitution, the Acting President said at a meeting with traditionalRead MoreThe post Agitations for break-up unlawful, says Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday warned all ethnic groups against misinformation and hate speeches capable of causing disunity. A statement by its spokesman, Mr Tony Opuiyo, said the DSS would stop at nothing to deal with any group found culpable in line with its mandate. On June 6, a coalition of Northern youthRead MoreThe post DSS to descend on hate campaigners appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
The House of Representatives has stated the condition under which its members would appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the alleged padding of last year’s budget. The invitation of its members over the alleged N284 billion budget padding should be routed through Speaker Yakubu Dogara, it said in a letter toRead MoreThe post Houserejects EFCC’s invitations to members appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Ex-NSA fails to explain transactions’ The Federal Government has accused former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki of making N1.2billion transactionsin one day without explaining what the deals were about. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed told reporters in his Oro hometown in Kwara State that releasing Dasuki and Shi’ite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky withoutRead MoreThe post Dasuki blew $1.2b in one day, says govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
If Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has his way, those who loot the treasury will no longer find sanctuary in the House of God. At a special service at the Aso Villa Chapel yesterday to mark Fathers’ Day, the Acting President urged churches to ostracise looters. Such people, he said, should not be held in highRead MoreThe post Expel looters, Ag. President to churches appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Shettima, others: we should remain united ‘Why Ayade was picked, by Igiebor Nigeria is not yet a ‘full-blown’ democracy but a work in progress, All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said. He said everyone must work towards moving Nigeria from being a ‘civilian dispensation’ to a true democracy. The formerRead MoreThe post Nigeria’s democracy a work in progress, says Tinubu appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly Pastor Tunde Bakare yesterday warned those overheating the polity to respect the constitution. He said he would deploy resource available to mobilise against military takeover. The cleric, in a message, titled: ‘The birth pang to a new Nigeria’, noted that some politicians were undermining the constitution to seekRead MoreThe post Nigerians ‘ll resist military takeover, says Bakare appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Envoy condemns burning of used tyres Ecuadorian Ambassador to Nigeria Leopoldo Verdesoto Rovayo has urged Nigerian leaders to take issues of environmental pollution seriously. He advised them to ensure that laws on environments are implemented to save the earth and climate from further depleting. Ravayo spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, when heRead MoreThe post Ambassador advises politicians on environmental laws appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017
The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has called for restraint and tolerance among Nigerians, stressing that the country remains stronger together. It stated this yesterday in a communiqu of the second quarterly meeting of its Standing Committee held last Friday in Lagos. The statement signed by NGE President FunkeEgbemode and General Secretary Victoria Ibanga condemnedRead MoreThe post Nigeria stronger together, says Guild of Editors appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Fed Govt told to present details of funding Senate has ordered the suspension of Federal Government’s plan to build new primary health centres in each of the wards across the country. The upper chamber asked relevant agenciesinvolved in the building plan to furnish it with details offunding of the project. The Senate Committee on PrimaryRead MoreThe post Senate seeks suspension of new health centres appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Over 1 million primary school pupils in Katsina State would benefit from the Federal Government’s Schools’ Feeding programme, an official has said. Hajiya Binta Abba, the Special Adviser to Gov. Aminu Masari on Girl-child Education and Child Development, disclosed this on Sunday in Katsina at the opening ceremony of a one-day workshop on the feedingRead MoreThe post One million pupils to enjoy FG’s schools’ feeding in Katsina State ‘ Official appeared first on The Nation 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
For the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), banking thrives in an environment where lenders promote activities that make life better for the people. The banks need to embrace sound corporate governance and ensure that their operations impact on lives of those where they do business. That explains why First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited isRead MoreThe post Promoting banking, serving humanity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Urges govt to relinquish its 40% stake The 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos) need to invest additional $7.7billion to upgrade their assets to provide the services required of them, the former Minister of Power, Prof Barth Nnaji, has said. Nnaji, also Chairman, Geometric Power Limited, said each investor would need at least $700 million,Read MoreThe post DisCos require $7.7b to fix assets, says Nnaji appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Aleader in mobile phone retail business in Nigeria, Slot Systems Ltd., said it is celebrating Lagos State at 50 with its iconic landmarks and diverse people with a photo contest. Lagosians, who participate in the contest, will win N750,000, N500,000, N250,000, N100,000 and N50,000 with Motorola G5 phones and partner mobile phones. Speaking on theRead MoreThe post Slot marks Lagos @50 with photo contest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Fitch, S&P to rate more banks ‘ Rush for Eurobond continues The Federal Government and two commercial lenders have raised $2.5 billion through Eurobond in the last four months. The Federal Government raised $1 billion in February and $500 million in March while Zenith Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc raisedRead MoreThe post Eurobond: Fed Govt, UBA, Zenith raise $2.5b appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
How can the battle against fake and substandard products be won’ With the support of all, says Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Director-General, Osita Aboloma. In this interview with Okwy Iroegbu-Chikezie, he argues that standardisation and quality assurance are critical to economic prosperity. What is the percentage of substandard products imported into the country’ ThatRead MoreThe post ‘How to win war against fake drugs’ appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Investors in banking stocks have earned as much as a double of any other average investor as equities continued their most consistent price appreciation in recent years. The NSE Banking Index, which tracks price appreciation in the most active banking sector, indicated average year-to-date return of 51.16 per cent at the weekend, a double ofRead MoreThe post Banking stocks’ return hits 51.2% as equities continue rally appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Global manufacturing giants have indicated interest in injecting about N300 billion into their operations to consolidate their market share in the key sectors of the economy. The Nation’s check at the weekend showed a pipeline of about six major equity investments by foreign majority core investors in six quoted companies, with nearly half of theRead MoreThe post Multinationals to inject N300b in subsidiaries appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Leading investment banker, Dr. Umaru Kwairanga, in this interview with Taofik Salako speaks on the opportunities in the stock market and strategies to build healthy investment portfolio. A former chairman of Ashaka Cement, Kwairanga is on the National Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and a director in several companies, including Lafarge Africa, CentralRead MoreThe post ‘Many stocks are still trading below their values’ appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
In compliance with the directive of the Federal Government through the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), NICON Insurance Company Limited has transferred 28 landed properties in lieu of cash payment tentatively valued at N13 billion as pension legacy funds in its custody. NICON Insurance had in its custody legacy funds meant for pensions of overRead MoreThe post NICON surrenders N13b assets to PTAD appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Unemployment: N25b Lagos Trust Fund to the rescue
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
At the last count, 29 million Nigerians are jobless, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. But the Lagos State Government through the N25 billion Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has launched a massive programme to fund job placement services and training programmes for the unemployed. The initiative, if replicated by other states, couldRead MoreThe post Unemployment: N25b Lagos Trust Fund to the rescue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Though late, there is still hope if well implemented Acting President Yemi Osinbajo signed Budget 2017 into law on June 12 . Presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 14, 2016, it was designed to be the springboard for realising the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). If NigeriansRead MoreThe post At last, Budget 2017 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017
SIR: It is said in Africa that ‘a chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches’ ‘ meaning that you can easily foresee the future of something through the character and tell-tale signs it shows today. The overwhelming drums of discord emanating from various ethnic juggernauts calls forRead MoreThe post Curing the cancer of hate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
We salute the Supreme Court’s decision against frivolous order of stay of proceedings in criminal trials Last week’s judgment of the Supreme Court in Olisah Metuh’s case, validating section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (2015) and section 40 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act (2004), both of which prohibitRead MoreThe post A welcome relief appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
The news, of some minsters smuggling files for presidential decisions abroad, should shock and awe. Shock, because their appears some systemic outlawry in the system ‘ or how else would anyone even conceive such conduct, when the law has installed an acting president, in lieu of the president, on medical leave abroad’ And awe, becauseRead MoreThe post Of outlawry and distraction appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
A curious detail came with the news of the arrest of big-time kidnapper Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans. A report in The Guardian said: ‘Early bystanders claimed Evanshad exchanged gunshots with the officials before he was captured. A ritual where a broom was inserted into his private organ was then performed as a sort of spiritualRead MoreThe post Extraordinary Evans appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has urged Arewa and Igbo youths to embrace peace in the national interest. OPC founder and President Dr. Frederick Fasehun said Nigerians owed it a duty to desist from opening new vistas of trouble. In a statement in Lagos, Fasheun asked: ‘What would happen should the Yoruba decide to issueRead MoreThe post Arewa ultimatum to Igbo: Opc calls for caution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Journalist, politician and commentator Tunde Oladunjoye examines the fielding of Senator Mudashiru Hussein by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as its candidate for the July 8 senatorial by-election in Osun West District. The above heading is suggestive of a ceremonial prize or instituted award. However, this article is not too far from it, as itRead MoreThe post Hussein: a prize for loyalty appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
After assessing the anti-graft agencies, stakeholders have faulted their methods of fighting corruption. They suggested ways the agencies can enhance their performance. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN writes. Stakeholders have faulted the Federal Government’s anti-corruption strategy, saying the approach is responsible for its limited success. They have identified the problems that require urgent attention, if theRead MoreThe post How to reinvigorate Buhari’s anti-graft war appeared fi 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Oyo State Prof. Adeolu Akande has set up seven centres to register unemployed youths. Akande said the initiative by the Adeolu Akande Foundation was in furtherance of his commitment to the wellbeing of youths in the state. He said a cardinal programme of the foundation was the empowermentRead MoreThe post 2019: Oyo aspirant to tackle unemploment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
The Presidency on Sunday explained why the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was not part of the ongoing consultations with leaders of the South East. The main reason for his absence is that he was not considered as a leader of thought in the South East region. Acting President YemiRead MoreThe post Nnamdi Kanu not a South East leader of thought- Presidency appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Chief Donatus Nwankpa, the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia, has advised pro-Biafra agitators to shelve their secession plan and negotiate to produce an Igbo president in the country. Nwankpa gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Sunday. The APC chieftain stated that the agitationRead MoreThe post Shelve Biafra, negotiate for Nigeria’s presidency appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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