NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines [22 June, 2017].

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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 22 June, 2017.
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, yesterday attributed the arrest of suspected kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeje Onwamadike, alias Evans, to information sharing and intelligence cooperation among the police in West Africa. Delivering a paper titled The role of Nigeria Police in national security and its contributions in West Africa, at the West Africa International SecurityRead MoreThe post West African Police’ cooperation led to Evans’ arrest, says IGP appeared first on 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
ABS FC defender Chinedu Ajanah has vowed that his side must pick the three points at stake against Kano Pillars for their fans in the Match-Day 26 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The 19-year-old, who missed three matches due to knee injury, returned to the starting line-up of the Bukola Saraki boys inRead MoreThe post Ajanah: We must beat Pillars for our fans appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Lagos High Court yesterday declared unconstitutional restrained the state government’s eviction of settlers of some waterfront communities around Lekki. It restrained the government from carrying out such acts in future. Justice Surajudeen Onigbangbo made the orders in his judgment in a suit brought last year by 33 applicants on behalf of themselves and other residentsRead MoreThe post Otodo Gbame residents’ eviction unlawful, says court appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Governors told Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday that they are united with the Federal Government to keep Nigeria as one indivisible entity. ‘It has been unanimously decided that the unity of this country is sacrosanct, is non-negotiable and we have all agreed to work together to educate people,’ Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi said. HeRead MoreThe post Governors tell agitators: Nigeria must remain one appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, reaffirmed yesterday his commitment to the anti-corruption war. He said authorising the appeal filed against the acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, is another evidence of his commitment. The Federal Government on Tuesday filed 11 grounds of appeal theRead MoreThe post Why govt appealed Saraki’s acquittal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Over 300 houses are affected by the flooding that accompanied the Tuesday five-hour downpour in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said yesterday. Its Southwest Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Yakubu Sulaimon, spoke during an inspection of the affected area in company of Oyo State Deputy Governor Moses Alake Adeyemo. Sulaimon saidRead MoreThe post Over 300 houses affected in Ibadan flood, says NEMA appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The 13 banks involved in Etisalat Nigeria’s $1.2 billion loan are seeking the Federal Government’s intervention to investigate the firm’s management. The banks plan to seek an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) probe of what the company did with the loan. The source alleged that the loans were siphoned, noting that there was noRead MoreThe post $1.2b: Banks seek Etisalat’s probe appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The Police in Ondo State yesterday paraded a 45-year-old palm winner tapper, Francis Bekewei, his 22- year-old son, David, and six other, for complicity in the kidnap and murder of APC chieftain Olumide Odimayo. Odimayo was kidnapped on Thursday last week by armed men who stormed his Igbotu residence in Ese Odo Local Government Area.Read MoreThe post Police parade dad, son, six others over killing of APC chief appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Vice Chancellor of Achievers University at Owo in Ondo State, Prof Tunji Ibiyemi, yesterday said there was no outbreak of Lassa fever at the university. He said what happened was an isolated case of them infectious disease. The vice chancellor affirmed that a student of the institution reported at its health centre for treatment, addingRead MoreThe post ‘No Lassa fever outbreak at Achievers Varsity’ appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The State Working Committee (SWC) and the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State yesterday gave the embattled former chairman of the party, Isaac Kekemeke, seven days to formally resign his appointment or face legal action. After reviewing the reports of the disciplinary committee set up to investigate allegationsRead MoreThe post Ondo APC exco to Kekemeke: resign appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday accused multinational companies operating in Nigeria and wealthy citizens of evading tax. Its President Comrade Ayuba Wabba spoke at the opening of a workshop on ‘Tax Justice and Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)’ organised by the congress. It was organised in collaboration with the Public Service International, International Trade Union ConfederationRead MoreThe post NLC accuses multinationals, rich Nigerians of tax evasion appeared first on The Na 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
THE United Kingdom (UK) High Commission has praised Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the proactive measure he took in addressing the quit order issued to Igbo by the northern youths. The Mission, in a statement by its Media Officer Mr. Joe Abuku yesterday in Abuja, stated that the UK supported the acting presidents efforts onRead MoreThe post Quit order: U.K. hails Osinbajo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the hosting of ministerial retreat to end crises in the education sector. The retreat, which aims at reviewing education roadmap, plans to brainstorm on how to boost standard of education in Nigeria. Minister of Education Adamu Adamu briefed State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meetingRead MoreThe post FEC okays ministerial retreat to end education crises appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
THEME: THE FULL ARMOUR OF GOD (12) Sub-Theme: The Strong Belt of Truth Topic: The word of Truth To be victorious in all things like Jesus is possible only if we will hear His voice and obey Him. His voice is His word and we have this written for us in the Bible. ”the sheepRead MoreThe post THEME: THE FULL ARMOUR OF GOD (12) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Shot in exotic locations like Cuba, Moscow and New York, the eighth instalment of the Fast and Furious renamed the Fate of the Furious is definitely an exciting blockbuster to be viewed more than just once.The movie which begins with a drag race in Cuba, where Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) emerges winner in other to save his mechanic cousin is more than enough thriller in the opening scene to sustain interest for regular on-screen action movie lover.The movie, which has grossed over a billion dol 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Two weeks and two articles on why modern wheat and foods derived from it have become modern killer foods, and another two articles on how Asparagus vegetable may become a health elixir of life, have separated the series on sleep disorders and possible solutions to them. In those columns on chronic insomnia titled: CHRONIC INSOMNIARead MoreThe post Chronic insomnia and trainload of troubles (3) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Aside cutting your over-grown toe nails and washing with soap what other care do you give your nails’ If the answer is nil, it is a high time to get professional care for same. According to a podiatrist, Dr Bodunrin Oluwa it is about time Nigerians start paying more attention to their feet, he saidRead MoreThe post ‘Your toe nails can save your health’ appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), has rewarded winners of the Lagos State Schools’ Debate competition. First winner, United Senior High School, Ikorodu received N250,000. Vetland Senior Grammar School, Agege, which emerged second, got N150,000, while Epe Senior Grammar School, which came third, went home with N100,000. The grand finale, which held in Alausa was aRead MoreThe post NBC rewards schools’debate winners appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who is the Visitor to the Lagos State University (LASU), to save the institution from imminent collapse by calling on the Vice Chancellor, Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun to comply with the laws governing the institution. The union alleged that Fagbohun was aidingRead MoreThe post ASUU to Ambode: Save LASU before it collapses appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Teachers are to be appraised periodically, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has said. It warned that any teacher who failed the assessment would be shown the way out. This was part of the communiqu of the TRCN National Training of the Trainer (ToT) workshop on Implementation of the Professional Standard for Nigerian TeachersRead MoreThe post Teachers must go through regular checks, says TRCN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
A firm, Background Check International (BCI), has launched EduCheck, an online education credential verification platform that links those who need verification services with institutions or bodies that possess the data that will aid them. The firms Chief Executive Officer Mr. Kola Olugbodi, at a briefing in Lagos, said the platform was created to improve verificationRead MoreThe post Firm launches EduCheck appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Sterling Bank Plc has donated 35 branded overalls to the management of Kings College to identify its Keep Kings College Clean campaign. The items were presented to the Principal Mr Anthony Oluseyi Thomas at the school premises. The campaign aligns with the banks environmental makeover programme, which promotes the quality of the environment, the bank’sRead MoreThe post Sterling Bank lifts ‘Keep Kings College Clean’ campaign appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
First, it was a case of ghost workers. Now, Abia State Polytechnic is being rocked by allegations of certificate forgery. Some students are said to be conniving with some workers to swindle the institution of millions of naira, through the cloning of receipts for payment of tuition. SONNY NWANKWO from Aba reports It all beganRead MoreThe post How workers, students dupe Abia Poly appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
TO curtail examination fraud, the Exam Ethics Marshals International has extended its tentacles to the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH). Exam Ethics Marshal is a Non-Governmental Organisation advocacy group dedicated to promoting and ensuring best practices in education. The event, which held at the school’s campus, saw EEM inducting 30 lecturers and 40 students. SpeakingRead MoreThe post YABATECH gets exam ethics marshals appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Chairman, Lilly White Nursery and PrimarySchool, Ilupeju, Lagos, Mr Abayomi Osibanjo, has said cognitive performanceof the child can be enhanced with chess game. Osinbajo likened chess to a symbol of life in which decisions, which might make or mar the players, have to be taken. Therefore, the game improves the ability of the brain toRead MoreThe post ‘Chess improves pupils’ performance’ appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Two colleges will soon be added to the five technical colleges in Lagos. The proposed colleges, which will be located in Akodo and Alimosho axis of the state, are to reduce the increased enrolment of candidates for technical and vocational education in Lagos. The Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) Executive Secretary, MrsRead MoreThe post Lagos to establish two technical colleges appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Ronik Comprehensive School Ejigbo, Lagos has hosted parents, guests, and neighbouring schools to celebrate Lagos at 50. To make the event lively, the host schools made music, dance and drama presentations that vividly depicted the culture and tradition of the people of Lagos. The event also featured speeches by scholars on the place of LagosRead MoreThe post School celebrates Lagos @50 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) students are yet to recover from the shock of a Boko Haram attack in the Borno State capital a fortnight ago. They are calling on the government and the school to improve security around the campus. FALMATA KYARI AHMAD (300-Level Mass Communication) reports. Maiduguri, the Borno State capital one ofRead MoreThe post Fear grips UNIMAID after Boko Haram attack appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
It was all excitement at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, Anambra State, last Monday, when the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, stopped by at the school to attend the 50th conference of the Nigeria Association of Law Teachers (NALT) with the theme: Law, security and national development. Declaring the conference open, Prof OsinbajoRead MoreThe post Osinbajo at UNIZIK for law teachers’ conference appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA) in Niger State, on Sunday, foiled a burglary by a five-man gang in Gidan Matasa, an off-campus residential area close to Bosso campus. CAMPUSLIFE gathered that the armed burglars broke into a hostel in the midnight, dispossessing students of their values, including laptops, phones, electrical gadgetsRead MoreThe post Students nab four burglars appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
There is need for the government to establish a national medical emergency service across the country to rescue people from avoidable death. The University of Benin (UNIBEN) Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academics, Prof Pius Iribhogbe, made this call while delivering the school’s 188th inaugural lecture titled: Injury: Rumination of trauma surgeon. According to the professor ofRead MoreThe post Don to govt: establish national emergency centre appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
World Blood Donor day is commemorated yearly on June 14 across the world. The day serves to raise awareness on the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts. Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering fromRead MoreThe post Need for young people to donate blood appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The Nigerian polity is currently heated. Apart from President Muhammadu Buhari’s health challenge, which has virtually relegated him to the background, there are renewed agitations for an independent State of Biafra. Not only that, there is unease in the Middle Belt state of Benue, where leaders of Fulani cattle breeders associations are vowing to disobeyRead MoreThe post Personal reflections on Biafra appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Worried by the rate of suicide and attempted suicide in the country, University of Lagos (UNILAG) students, last week, held a rally to sensitise the public on why suicide should not be an option. The rally, which was organised by students resident in Fagunwa Hall, also a seminar facilitated by a psychologist. The student movedRead MoreThe post UNILAG students walk against suicide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
the height great men reach is not by a sudden flight, an old axiom says. For Prof Olukayode Oyekanmi Oyesiku, it has been a fulfilling journey of three scores in the land of the living with great accomplishments that remained unparalleled. Prof Oyesiku needs little or no introduction, given his professional exploits that have seenRead MoreThe post 60 garlands for consummate scholar, Prof Oyesiku appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
If you are emotionally attached to your tribe or political leaning to the point that truth and justice becomes secondary considerations, your education is useless. Your exposure is useless. If you cannot reason beyond petty sentiments, you are a liability to mankind.’ Late Dr. Yusuf Bala Usman (1945-2005). We are about eighteen months beforeRead MoreThe post Perils of ethnic profiling appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, is training some doctors, nurses and other staffers on pain management to equip them to assess the condition and provide high-quality first line treatment. Dr. Adefemi Afolabi, Staff Champion Coordinator of the Pain-Free Hospital Initiative (PFHI),made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ibadan.Read MoreThe post UCH trains doctors, nurses, others on pain management appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
An Indonesian firm, PT Intim Perkasa NigeriaLtd, a subsidiary of PT Intim Perkasa, Indonesia, has indicated interest in building a 10, 000 barrel per day (bpd) stream refinery in Nigeria. The Head of Investor Relations of PTPP (Persero) Tbk, partners to PT Intim Perkasa Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Adi Hartadi, who spoke in Abuja during aRead MoreThe post Indonesia to build 10,000bpd refinery in Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The National PensionCommission (PenCom) plans to embark on a nationwide pre-retirement enrolment exercise for retiring employees of Federal Government Treasury Funded Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) between July 3 and August 30. The Commission said the exercise is for the purpose of payment of retirement benefits, the Commission’s Head, Corporate Communications, Emeka Onuora explained inRead MoreThe post PenCom: Fed Govt’s workers enrolment begins next week appeared first o 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The Bank of Industry(BoI) has pledged more funding support to industrialists in Edo State to enable them create value for their agricultural produce. Managing Director of the bank, Olukayode Pitan gave the assurance on Wednesday at a meeting with the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki at the Government House, Benin City. The visit was partRead MoreThe post BoI to fund agro-processing sector in Edo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The Federal Government hassaid it is recording progress in power generation and transmission network to improve service delivery to consumers. This is contained in a com-muniqu issued at the end of the 16th monthly meeting of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, with operators of the power sector held at Ugwuaji transmissionRead MoreThe post Govt records progress in generation, says Fashola appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The Acting Chairman,Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Victor Muruako, has advised the Federal Government to set a debt limit for the three tiers of government to serve as guide for loan procurement. He gave the advice when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, the Fiscal ResponsibilityRead MoreThe post FRC urges compliance with FRC Act on debt limit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
A scheme aimed at inspiring the younger generation of Nigerians to key into mortgage process, immediately after they begin work or business, has been initiated. The scheme will also give fresh hope to more Nigerians to own homes with ease. This is coming with the commencement of the Federal Government’s housing initiative tagged: ‘My OwnRead MoreThe post CBN to de-risk housing finance under ‘My Own Home’ appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The Oyo/ Osun AreaCommand of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday alerted Nigerians that poisonous and deadly bags of rice are being sold in the open market. The NCS said some unpatriotic elements conspired with some importers to smuggle the expired and deadly rice into the country via land borders. Hundreds of bags of riceRead MoreThe post Customs alerts on killer-rice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Nigerian equities ended their four-day consecutive rally yesterday as investors turned round to monetise recent capital gains. The scramble to close sell transactions turned the stock market into a buyer’s market, forcing most transactions to close at lower prices. With nearly three losers to every gainer, benchmark indices at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) showedRead MoreThe post Equities lose N310b to profit-taking appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
In its continued bid to further impact on its host communities, building solutions provider, Lafarge Africa Plc, has concluded arrangement to further empower indigenes of its operating areas. To this end, 15 youths from Ogun, Gombe and Cross River states have been enrolled in the maiden Cement Professional Technician Programme (CPTP). The programme involves theRead MoreThe post Lafarge trains host communities on cement; offer employment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
DMO D-G bows out As Nigeria continues to savour the success of its maiden Diaspora bond and prepares for the issuance of its first-ever sovereign Sukuk, the Federal Government yesterday affirmed that it will explore issuance of more innovative bonds to provide opportunities for all segments of populace to participate in the national economic development.Read MoreThe post Nigeria to issue more bonds appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
Now time to quicken gratuities and other entitlements to victims’ families It was like a scene in a movie: a four-man gang of armed robbers trailed acustomer to the Zenith Bank Plc on Weatheral Road, Owerri, Imo State, fired some shots into the air as soon as they entered the bank premises on February 22,Read MoreThe post Owerri robbery appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
About one-third fails Bar Exam. Need for holistic approach to academic and vocational training for lawyers The rate of failure in bar exams has been discouraging for the past three cycles. In April 2016, failure rate was 23.6%; in September 2016, 17.8%, and 28% in April 2017, with 6.4% obtaining conditional pass. Out of 2,125Read MoreThe post Bad For Law appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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