NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [10TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 10th December, 2017.

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has been elected as the National Chairman of the party.

Secondus scored 2,000 votes out of 2,396 votes cast at the party’s national convention, which ended in the early hours of Sunday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

Former Education Minister, ProfessorTunde Adeniran who was Secondus closest rival however  stormed out of the Convention before the completion of the election, alleging fraud.

Media mogul and another chairmanship candidate, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, also decried irregularities and malpractices during the proceedings.

Chairman of the Electoral Sub-Committee of the convention and former Governor of Benue, Gabriel Suswan, announced the results and said that the election for chairmanship position was keenly contested by four candidates.

“In this contest, nine gentlemen indicated their interests to contest, but here, four of them sent letters of withdrawal and so four were left.

“The other ones we were told have withdrawn but there was no letter to that effect.

“The four gentlemen that contested were Uche Secondus, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Founder of Daar Communications; Prof. Tunde Adeniran, former Education Minister and Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, former Minister of Sports and Special Duties.

“Secondus scored 2,000 votes; Dokpesi, 66; Adeniran, 230 while Adedoja scored no vote,” Suswan said.

 The candidates that withdrew were Chief Bode George, former Deputy National Chairman; Gbenga Daniel, Rasheed Ladoja, erstwhile Governors of Ogun and Oyo States, respectively, and Jimi Agbaje, PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State in 2015 elections.

Other elected officers were Sen. Babayo Garmawa, Deputy National Chairman (North); Mr Yemi Akinwunmi, Deputy National Chairman (South); Sen. Umar Tsauri, National Secretary and Mr Agbo Emmanuel, Deputy National Secretary.

Retired Col. Austin Akinbundu is new National Organising Secretary, Yakubu Hassan, Deputy National Organizing Secretary; Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary and Diran Odeyemi, Deputy National Publicity Secretary.

Mr Abdullahi Maibasira emerged National Financial Secretary, Irona Gerald, Deputy National Financial Secretary;  Aribisala Adewale, National Treasurer; Wada Masu, Deputy National Treasurer; Adamu Mustapha, National Auditor and Arong Divine, Deputy National Auditor.

Mariya Umar was elected National Women Leader, Umoru Hadiza, Deputy National Women Leader, and Emmanuel Enoidem, National Youth Leader.

The Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Delta, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, commended the Election Sub-Committee for “job well done”.


Sun, 10 Dec 2017

IN a statement last Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media, Governor Seriake Dickson suggested to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which was about to conduct its national convention yesterday, not to focus entirely on the convention but to shift their gaze in the direction of recapturing the presidency in 2019. The convention, he advised, must be seen as a means to an end. According to him: “…And let me use this opportunity to caution our party leaders across the country. I hope we are not focusing too much on this convention instead of focusing on winning federal power. I think we should be strategic and focused and think of how to get an acceptable candidate through a fair process for all the zones; in a process that is open to all the three zones of the North so that we can get somebody who would have the support to win the presidency for us. That is the key thing. So, I advise that people should not see the forthcoming national convention as an end in itself. People should see it rather as a means to an end. Nevertheless, the convention is important because we need to get it right; the process itself must be right and the outcome should also be acceptable so that we can now move to the next stage.”

Why Mr Dickson interpreted his party’s frenzied moves to conduct a successful national elective convention as being too preoccupied with it to the detriment of the 2019 presidential election is difficult to tell. While it is true that the party is consumed by a desire to make the convention successful, and was even more captivated by the dynamics of zoning and electing its chairman, it is even truer that everything party leaders and members did before the convention was predicated on the 2019 polls rather than merely conducting a successful convention. That objective was plain to everybody to see, including the Bayelsa State governor, had he looked more closely.

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and his aides have in the past few weeks been talking of the pressures on the government to establish a national carrier like the defunct Nigeria Airways, and rebuild the myriad of toll gates ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo woke up one morning and obliterated. So far, on the national airline matter, the presidentRead MoreThe post Between Nigeria Airways and tollgates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
He is unarguably one of Nigerian football titans but age has not tempered Mazi Linus Mbas resolve at building human capacity to improve the standard of officiating on the domestic football scene. At 76, Mba is still fit as a fiddle and his calling as a referee is illuminated with naked enthusiasm and puritanical devotionRead MoreThe post LINUS MBA My unforgettable refereeing moments appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Four more candidates for the chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) withdrew from the contest yesterday just hours before the commencement of the party's national convention in Abuja. Former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel, former Oyo State Governor Rashidi Ladoja; a former governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje; and Mr. Segun Aderemi,Read MoreThe post Daniel, Ladoja, Agbaje, Aderemi withdraw from race appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Says 'your withdrawal is exhibition of failure' Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State hit back yesterday at Chief Olabode George who, on Friday, pulled out of the PDP chairmanship race because of the governor's 'insult on the Yoruba' . Wike said George's action was nothing short of exhibition of failure. 'With all due respect, GeorgeRead MoreThe post Wike to George: 'It's my right to support any candidate' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The immediate past National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Fatai Adewole Adeyanju was blocked from accessing the Eagle Square venue of the convention yesterday. The party had earlier prevented him from seeking election into the post of National Treasurer by rejecting his nomination papers ostensibly over tax clearance related issues. Adeyanju, whoRead MoreThe post Sheriff's man locked out of venue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Lieutenant Colonel Sikiru Adepoju Mohammed of the Nigerian Army Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers has emerged best PhD Engineering student and overall second best at University of Leeds in United Kingdom. The Nigerian Army Officer who holds a Bachelor of Engineering (mechanical) and Masters Degree from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), is currently undertakingRead MoreThe post Nigerian Army Officer emerges best Engineering, second best PhD student in UK varsity appeared first on The 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The medical team at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia, at the weekend, successfully performed two kidney transplants on two patients. An elated Chief Medical Director of the Centre, Dr Abali Chuku who shared the cheery news, confirmed that the kidneys were harvested in the hospital from two separate donors. The surgeries and the transplantingRead MoreThe post FMC Umuahia performs two successful kidney transplants appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
All Progressives Congress national stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday paid tribute to former Defence Minister Lt. Gen. Theophillus Yakubu Danjuma as he turned 80 years. Danjuma's life, according to Tinubu, personifies the history of Nigeria in many ways. 'All those who know you know that you have always acted with the interest and the wellbeingRead MoreThe post Tinubu to Danjuma: Your life personifies history of Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The Future Africa Awards 2017(TFAA2017), tagged the #NigeriasNewTribe was concluded some minutes ago. The awards which was held at the Federal Palace Hotel, was hosted by Mimi Onalaja and Adekunle Gold Kosoko. Here is the list of the categories and the winners. Prize for Professional Service Olamide Bada Prize for Comedy Otolorin Kehinde Peter (KennyRead MoreThe post TFAA2017: Here is the list of winners appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Arguably the most depressing and heartrending spectacle of the early twenty first century is the sight of desperate Africans floundering to a watery end in the deep seas off the Mediterranean coast and of Black people being openly sold into slavery in Libya. For many of these luckless vagrants fleeing from virtual state collapse, itRead MoreThe post The Epilogue as Prologue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
IN their brief addresses at a book presentation in Abuja two Thursdays ago, both Senate President Bukola Saraki and Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, made very unflattering remarks about ex-president Goodluck Jonathans leadership style and quality. No matter what you say about him, began Dr Saraki sanctimoniously, I dont think he was someone who wasRead MoreThe post Saraki, Shettima on Jonathan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Says no assets re-looted by EFCC operatives 'Maina's $2m property, six properties in EFCC's custody THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC'S), Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu confirmed yesterday that over N2.8billion was recovered from suspected pension thieves in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and Police Pension Office. TheRead MoreThe post Pension fraud: EFCC recovers N2.8b cash; Magu opens up on assets appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Unknown gunmen have shot a reporter with the Africa Independent Television (AIT), Miss Owe Patience, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The victim was reportedly shot at close range along Edepie area by her assailants, who dispossessed her of her mobile phones, cash and other valuables. Owei, who covers the Government House, was attacked at about 10.30pmRead MoreThe post Gunmen shoot female AIT reporter appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
People suspected to be herdsmen, on Friday, killed 10 residents of Ogabifo village in Omala Local government area of Kogi State. Farmlands were also set ablaze by the rampaging herdsmen. Reports from the area said the herdsmen invaded the farmlands with their animals for grazing, and when the farmers challenged them over the destruction ofRead MoreThe post Herdsmen kill 10 in Kogi invasion appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
EIGHT persons died yesterday in a pre dawn accident when a truck and commercial bus had a head on collision at the J4 ' Ogbere (Ogun State) stretch of the Lagos Ore expressway. The accident which occurred at the Olorunpodo junction of the J4 area around 4:00am, involved a Toyota Hiace busRead MoreThe post 8 dead, nine injured in Lagos-Ore expressway crash appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Bisola Aiyeola is the second runner up of the 2017 edition of the Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show. In this interview with Yetunde Oladeinde, she talks about the turning point in her life, participating in Project Fame, her music career, acting, and the other things that she is passionate about. WHAT gives you theRead MoreThe post BISOLA AIYEOLA: I auditioned for 8 years before getting into BBN appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank) are making N550 billion available for lending to non-oil exporters. The loan will come at nine per cent interest rate and is expected to help the investors export more commodities, earn more foreign exchange from export proceeds and strengthen the economy. Central BankRead MoreThe post CBN, NEXIM vote N550b to stimulate export appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The World Bank Group and the Federal Government have concluded two days of high-level consultations on the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP). A joint statement by the World Bank and the Federal Government through the Special Adviser, Communications to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Hakeem Bello, said the PSRP is a comprehensive programmeRead MoreThe post World Bank, Fed Govt discuss power sector recovery programme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
United Nations Secretary-General Antnio Guterres has called for a one billion dollars donor contributions to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to fund life-saving works in Nigeria and other countries. Guterred said at a pledging conference in New York that over the past 12 years, CERF has been at the forefront of humanitarian response. CERFRead MoreThe post UN solicits $1b for Nigeria, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Oba Yakubu Babalola, the Elesie of Esie in Kwara State, has been described as a reliable custodian, promoter and Ambassador of Esie culture and heritage within and outside the shores of Nigeria. A senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Engr. Nurudeen Adeyemi Balogun, said this while congratulatingRead MoreThe post Kwara APC chieftain lauds monarchs 30 years' reign appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The federal government must create a system that fights corruption instead of chasing looters, the convener of International Gathering of Eagles (IGOE), Pastor Amos Dada, has advised. He said preventing corruption is easier and faster than chasing corrupt officials in terms of monetary and time costs. Dada spoke last week at the annual conference ofRead MoreThe post We need to repair national broken altars, says IGOE appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The Senior Pastor of Kingsword Ministries International Lagos, Pastor Tunde Akinyemi, has challenged churches to do more to fight corruption and fix socio-economic problems in the nation. He spoke last week with reporters ahead of the supernatural convention of the church, which kicks off today with the theme 'On Eagles wing: No ordinary flight.' AkinyemiRead MoreThe post 'Churches can fix Nigeria if' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The President of the United Aladura Churches Worldwide (UAC), Superior Evangelist S O Banjo, has expressed concerns over increasing level of crime and criminality across the nation. Addressing journalists in Lagos in commemoration of UAC's 13thanniversary, Banjo also called on government to urgently address immediate and remote causes of killings, kidnapping, herdsmen attacks, political andRead MoreThe post Baba Aladura worried over insecurity appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The fourth edition of Genesis Fashion Show, the annual fashion event by the teens' ministry ofthe Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) City of David Parish, holds on December 18. Venue is Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos. It is specifically organised to address indecent dressing among teenagers in the society while showcasing delectable, trendy designsRead MoreThe post Genesis fashion show holds in Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
A former secretary of the defunct National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, ElderAyo Opadokun, has called on the federal government to initiate enabling laws to address the plights of all Persons with Disability (PWDs). He said PWDs are joint stakeholders in the national project and deserve all the attention as well as support they can get. HeRead MoreThe post Opadokun, Atilade make case for persons with disabilities appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Last week, I showed you on how to engage the Wonders of Praise for the Fulfilment of Prophecy, with some scriptural examples where praise warfare engendered the speedy fulfilment of prophecies. This week, I will be teaching on, Breaking invisible barriers through praise! Life is a battlefield and not a playground; a warfare not aRead MoreThe post Breaking invisible barriers through Praise! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
TWENTY years after, founder of Support Missionary Aid (SUMA) International, Rev (Dr.) Blessing Jibuike, has relieved how her team discovered naked indigenes of Koma Hills in Adamawa State living in caves. She spoke at the 20thanniversary of the mission agency, which attracted delegates from Ghana, Benin Republic, Cote D'voire, South Africa, Congo, United Kingdom andRead MoreThe post How we discovered Koma Hills, by SUMA founder appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Chief Remi Ogungbemi, Chairman, Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) in this interview with Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf argues matter-of-factly that the Executive Order is far from a reality as basic infrastructure aimed at turning things around at the ports are still missing. Excerpts: What can you say about the advent of the Executive Orders inRead MoreThe post 'Executive Order unrealistic without infrastructure' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Angry Chief Joseph Wekpe called Consumer Watch few days ago. He had gone to Apongbo Market in Lagos Island to buy assorted drinks for the upcoming traditional wedding of his daughter at Sapele on the 26th of this month. He decided to make the purchase in Lagos where he was sure of better bargain andRead MoreThe post Yuletide sales: Beware of fake products appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
on-alcoholic beverage giant, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has been named Manufacturing Company of the Year in the Soft Drinks Category of the Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Award 2017, by The Guardian, in collaboration with the African Development Studies Centre. The ceremony which took place at the prestigious Eko Hotel, in Lagos recently, witnessed a largeRead MoreThe post NBC bags manufacturing excellence awards appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The federal government's quest to ensure Ease of Doing Business at the ports has met with different challenges chief among which is the problem of infrastructure amongst other impediments slowing down the pace of progress, reports Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf The federal government's desire to achieve 24 hours operations at the nation's seaports remains a pipedream.Read MoreThe post How far have the ports fared' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Mrs. Titilope Aleero Okubadejo, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Homes Limited, a real estate investment company with properties across the federation has over 20 years practical experience in property management and consultancy. In this interview with Omolara Akintoye, she bares her mind on the future of real estate business, management style among others. Excerpts: ForayRead MoreThe post 'As a manager, I do as I say' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Uche Ejesieme Public Relations Officer, Tincan Island Customs Command, Lagos, in this interview with Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf speaks on the level of compliance with the Executive Orders at the Tincan Customs Command. Excerpts: The federal government last May issued Executive Orders to agencies working at the nation's seaports to ensure 24 hours turnaround time atRead MoreThe post 'Tincan Island Command has fully complied' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Victor Olojo is president, Association of Mobile Money Agents of Nigeria. In this interview with Yetunde Oladeinde, he talks about the prospects, challenges and more of the mobile money space. What is the Association of Mobile Money Agents of Nigeria all about' It is an umbrella body for mobile money and bank agents. As Agents,Read MoreThe post 'Mobile money sector is a goldmine' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Indications are that the civil society, the organised labour and the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) are set to do battle over plans by the latter to increase electricity tariff by over 61.5 percent. Giving this hint at the weekend was Barr. Toluwani Adebiyi, who led a coalition of civil society organisations under the auspicesRead MoreThe post 61% hike in electricity tariff: Civil society, NERC draw battle line appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
As part of its campaign against obesity especially among Nigerians, a multinational health wellness firm, Edmark International, during the week, held an exhibition talk show in Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria. Speaking at the event, the Double Crown Manager, EDMARK Nigeria, Engr. Emeka Raymond Onanewu, said the event was organised because the company wasRead MoreThe post EDMARK holds exhibition in Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Harpic, the cleaning brand from Reckitt Benckiser the market leader in health, hygiene and home care products has partnered with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment in commemorating the 2017 World Toilet Day. 'According to the statistics by World Health Organization (WHO), today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes ofRead MoreThe post Harpic partners Ministry of Environment on World Toilet Day appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Government and the ex-first lady should explore ways of redeeming it for public good The International Cancer Centre (ICC) in Abuja, conceived by former first lady, Mrs Turai Yar'Adua, sometime in 2009, but now abandoned, is a metaphor for some of the ailments in our country. But first, we acknowledge that it is edifying thatRead MoreThe post Turai's abandoned cancer centre appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
So, you see, this circus is well set up. What we need now is someone to direct it for us because it seems the clowns are weeping and the animals are beginning to get on each other and the poles are still short and the audience seems to be waiting and there is chaos everywhereRead MoreThe post Let us appoint a Minister for Circus Affairs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
The outgoing National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ahemed Markafi has appealed to the incoming leadership of the party to ensure that PDP's doors remain wide open for both returnees and new members. Makarfi made the call while welcoming delegates at the PDP National Convention held on Saturday in Abuja.Read MoreThe post PDP's doors must remain wide open for returnees ' Makarfi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Two more candidates for the post of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Oyo State Governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and former Ogun Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel have stepped down from the race. Chief Bode George and Mr Jimi Agbaje have earlier withdrawn from the race. The post PDP Chairmanship: Ladoja, Daniel step down appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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