NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 14 January, 2018.

Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Before a large gathering of people from all walks of life, OtunbaGani Adams, yesterday mounted the saddle as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo (Generalissimo) of Yoruba, vowing  to use his position to  foster the unity and peace of the Yoruba race.

But he solicited the support of all Yoruba worldwide, particularly the governors of the Yoruba states,who he said should see him as a partner in progress.

Adams,speaking moments after the conferment of the title on him by the Alaafin of Oyo,Oba LamidiAdeyemi, said challenging as the title is,he is ready to work with all traditional rulers and leaders to project the Yoruba culture to the rest of the world.

Considering himself lucky not to have come at a time of many wars like his predecessors, Adams said the challenge makes it dawn on it that more needs be done as a bridge builder.


 
He promised to give scholarships to promising students to promote the academic virtues of the Yoruba.

He also plans to launch an Aare Ona KakanfoFoundation to document and preserve all the traditional artefacts and virtues of all the previous holders of the title.

Adams  also promised to work with all the security operatives to ensure the security of lives and property of the Yoruba states.

Hundreds of eminent Yoruba sons and daughters came from different parts of the country to witness the historic installation of the Aare Ona Kakanfo.

As early as 7.20am, most of the major roads in the town had become difficult to access due to heavy traffic.

Some guests experienced exhaustion at the narrow entrance gate to the stadium as they struggled to gain entry, while others were stampeded.


 
As a mark of honour and respect, shops, and markets in the ancient town were shut, while residents trooped out in large numbers to witness the installation ceremony.

Venue of the coronation was filled to brim shortly before the programme started at about 10.40 am.

The Alaafin of Oyo and the Aare Ona Kakanfo arrived the venue of the event in a horse-driven carriage  at  exactly 12.55pm to the heavy sound of  drumming.

Their arrival threw the crowd into ecstasy, as many left their seats to have a glimpse of the chariot.

Decked in a white, flowing agbadaand a traditional white cap to match, Chief Adams sat in front while the Alaafin took the back seat of the chariot.

Governor AbiolaAjimobi of Oyo State arrived the venue at about 1.50pm .

Some of the dignitaries present at the ceremony were  former governors Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao -Akala, Chief Emmanuel Uduaghan , and Dr. Olusegun Mimiko of Oyo, Delta and Ondo states respectively,  a legal luminary, Chief NiyiAkintola (SAN), Afenifere spokesman, Mr.YinkaOdumakin , Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and an Oyo Chief , BisiIllaka.

Others were   traditional rulers, religious leaders, members of OhanezeNdigbo,  security chiefs, led by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr.AbiodunOdude , socio cultural groups, captains of industries, traditionalists, and politicians amongst others .


Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Soldiers last night, took over the streets of Makurdi, the Benue State capital, a few hours after the quick intervention of the police averted what could have sparked a fresh mayhem in the state.

The state had, only 48 hours earlier, buried 73 victims of herdsmen killings.

The deployment of the soldiers was ordered by the State Security Council after reviewing the situation in the state.


 
The security meeting also banned commercial motorcycles from the streets between 6pm and 7am until further notice.

The police had broken up a protest by youths of Hausa-Fulani stock  who were showing their anger over alleged attack on them by Tiv youths on Thursday when the 73 victims were buried.

Some Tiv were said to have gone round Wadata, Wurukum, Northbank and Angwan – Jukun areas of Makurdi, which are heavily populated by Hausa-Fulani, on that day to enforce the directive of the government that all business premises and markets be closed in honour of the 73 victims.

This apparently did not go down well with the Hausa-Fulani youths who decided to go on the rampage yesterday, even as the state played host to a delegation from the Senate which came for an on-the-spot assessment of the Benue killings.

The protesters barricaded the busy Ankpa quarters junction and began to smash passing vehicles.

Overall, 15 vehicles were set ablaze and several passengers and motorists molested. There were sounds of gunshots.


 
The protesters went as far as Madikpo and Dele Bookshop areas of the city.

As the protest spread, shop owners quickly shut down while others ran helter skater.

But when some of the rampaging youths attempted to break into electronic shops owned by Igbo traders, the owners   launched a fierce resistance and a fight broke out.

Another account said the the protest was provoked by an accident in which an Hausa man was knocked down by a car.

Governor Samuel Ortom, through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, condemned the protest and asked security agents to go after the trouble makers.

Benue, he said, has had enough blood and now needs peace.

The Nation however gathered that the protest by Hausa-Fulani youths may not be unconnected with the work free day declared on the day 73 persons were buried.

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Before a large gathering of people from all walks of life, OtunbaGani Adams, yesterday mounted the saddle as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo (Generalissimo) of Yoruba, vowing to use his position to foster the unity and peace of the Yoruba race. But he solicited the support of all Yoruba worldwide, particularly the governors of theRead MoreThe post Adams pledges Yoruba unity as he becomes Aare Ona Kakanfo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
FOR comic actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, it is the beginning of a new era, starting off the new year as one of the guards of The Black Panther role in Avengers: Infinity War ' an upcoming American superhero film based on Marvel comics superhero team The Avengers. The new movie, a sequel of 2012 and 2015Read MoreThe post FUNKE AKINDELE breaks new ground appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, yesterday warned officers and soldiers of the Army to steer clear of politics. Represented by the Commander, Infantry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, Buratai said his men should leave politics to the politicians and concentrate on your chosen career. The warning came at the graduation ceremony ofRead MoreThe post BURATAI WARNS ARMY OFFICERS TO STEER CLEAR OF POLITICS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, yesterday warned officers and soldiers of the Army to steer clear of politics. Represented by the Commander, Infantry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, Buratai said his men should leave politics to the politicians and concentrate on your chosen career. The warning came at the graduation ceremony ofRead MoreThe post BURATAI WARNS ARMY OFFICERS TO STEER CLEAR OF POLITICS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, was allowed a brief public appearance yesterday two years after he was thrown into detention with his wife,Zeenah. His appearance at a Safe Facility in Abuja was to assure his followers that he is indeed alive,contrary to rumour of his death last week. El-Zakzaky,who woreRead MoreThe post Video: El-Zakzaky speaks from detention, says Im improving appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
ADC candidate faults election The Anambra Central Senatorial rerun election was marred yesterday by apathy, as a large section of the electorate failed to turn up. The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh blamed it on what he called opposition propaganda. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples DemocraticRead MoreThe post Apathy mars Anambra Central Senatorial election re-run appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Three persons were yesterday confirmed dead in two separate accidents that occurred along the Benin-Lagos highway near the Ovia River. In one of the accidents, a tanker truck carrying diesel towards the Ore axis rammed into a stationary truck conveying iron rods and killed the driver on the spot. An eye witness said the otherRead MoreThe post Three die in Edo multiple accidents appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders went on a fresh rampage in Kaduna State on Friday night killing 10 people. Attacked were Dangaji and Ungwan Gajere villages, both in Birni Gwari Local Government Area of the state. The attacks lasted all through Friday night to yesterday morning, according to reports from the areas. The invadersRead MoreThe post Herdsmen kill 10, injure many in fresh Kaduna attack appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
UNTIL some two weeks ago, before the herdsmen rage exploded again upon Benue State, it was taken for granted that President Muhammadu Buhari would be seeking a second term, regardless of his age and controversial record in office for the past two years and more. Not only was he seemingly persuaded in his own mindRead MoreThe post Obasanjo, seven governors and Buharis second term appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has charged government at all levels to focus on creating jobs and other social investment programmes that would help in ameliorating the suffering of the people. He made the call at a thanksgiving and prayer programme organised by the Throne ofRead MoreThe post Adeboye charges government on job creation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Finally, one can put an ethnic tag to the mysterious militia murdering people at will and disappearing into the vast shadows in the agrarian nerve-centres of the nation. It is a Fulani death squad. The unspeakable has finally arrived at the gate of the unmentionable. These are extremely dangerous times in Nigeria. Apocalypse has neverRead MoreThe post Herdsmen of the Apocalypse appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Residents of communities recently attacked by suspected herdsmen in Benue and Nasarawa States yesterday got afresh assurance of adequate protection from the police. Police Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris pledged that his men would henceforth make a repeat of the attack impossible. Idris on a visit to Gbajimba, Anyiin and Tunga villages in Benue and Nasarawa statesRead MoreThe post I assure you, Police will protect you henceforth I-G appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
IF any Nigerian has tried to make sense of the federal governments policies on herdsmen/farmers clash, he will by now be certain that no such policies exist, nor has one been really conceived. If the federal government itself thought it had a policy or policies in respect of the crisis and its resolution, its contradictoryRead MoreThe post Govt at sixes and sevens over herdsmen appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated top industrialist and Chairman of the Eleganza Group of companies, Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya on his 78th birthday. President Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, felicitated with all business associates, family and friends of the astute businessman, who through vision, hardwork andRead MoreThe post Buhari greets Chief Rasaq Okoya at 78 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
For traders at the busy Ikaro area of the FCT Abuja, Wednesday December 20, 2017 will go down as a day to remember. It was a day one of them, Alhaji Shehu Malami, who had been down with debilitating stroke for three years and given up on, suddenly showed up, healed and reinvigoured. Justice Ilevbare reports.The noise at Ikaro Market, a suburb of the FCT, Abuja, was unusual, and unexpected. But the reactions, as are typical of cities so ever on edge, were spontaneous. A good number of the traders 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
If there is anything that would bring smiles to the faces of the less-privileged ones these days, it should be food items and life's essentials. To make life better for people in this category, Mrs. Ibidunni Ighodalo, CEO of Elizabeth R, a top-notch events' planning company, and wife of Ituah Ighodalo, accountant and Senior PastorRead MoreThe post Ighodalo's shower for pregnant woman appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Urges them to quit pulpit for politics A Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) pastor, Dr. Sunday Ilori, has criticised some clerics for 'turning themselves to slaves of politicians.' Ilori, who is the District Superintendent, CAC Wonders Chapel, Ikotun, Lagos, condemned the penchant of some clergymen to release predictions about politicians at the beginning of each year.Read MoreThe post Cleric slams colleagues making predictions for politicians appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
A 30 year old mother of four, Mrs Amatullah Agbebaku Odufa needs N4 million naira for chemotherapy so that she can survive a breast cancer that is at the moment threatening her life.She developed a lump on her breast before getting pregnant for her fourth child and therefore was unable to undergo any treatment until after delivery which caused the cancer to become severe.Speaking to The Nation her husband, Muazu Ozizi, a technician said she found a lump on her right breast two years ago and went 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The annual Widows Empowerment Event held annually by Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo and his wife is one occasion widows in Osun State always look forward to. Lateef Sanni reports that this years event was not an exception.Death is inevitable, true; but loosing a loved one, especially a spouse, is something difficult and grievous and some take a lifetime dealing with it.However, such pain can be wiped off, albeit gradually, if the bereaved is made happy and encircled with love. This indeed, is the case 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
THE World New Revival Ministries International, in collaboration with Apostolic Pearl Cooperative Multipurpose Society Ltd, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has concluded arrangements to host free one-week vocational skill acquisition programme on Monday15th' Saturday 20th at 5, Pipeline Road, Pipeline Bus stop, Opposite EjigboRead MoreThe post Church holds entrepreneurship programme for youth appeared firs 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, has charged church leaders to remain focussed on the great commission and avoid all forms of distraction that lead the church to nowhere. Kumuyi said this at the just-concluded National Leadership Strategy Congress organised by the church at the Deeper Life Conference Centre,Read MoreThe post Kumuyi charges leaders to focus on evangelism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Sina Fadare in this report x-rays the plights of women vegetable farmers, who for years have tilled the bank of the Maaro River at Ganmo village in Kwara State. The women, who are bonded by the same vision, passion and desire to survive, share their stories of struggle, achievements and governments seeming neglect.They had migrated from various villages and communities within and outside the state to settle at the base of Maaro River in Ganmo village, Kwara State, where they are guaranteed the b 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The Senior Pastor of Bearer of Light, Pastor Samuel Oyemade, has challenged church leaders to focus on the transforming message of Jesus as that remains the roadmap for sustaining the Pentecostal movement in Nigeria. Oyemade said this at the Bearer of Light International Ministers Conference held recently at the church headquarters in Igando, Lagos. TheRead MoreThe post Pentecostals threatened by trivialities, says cleric appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Dayo Ibitoye is the founder of Dinovate Consulting, an integrated media and Development Communication Company based in Port Harcourt, South-south Nigeria. He is also a curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community, Port Harcourt Hub. A two-time winner of the technology category of the Nigeria Blog Awards, he speaks with HANNAH OJO onRead MoreThe post The world needs productive minds at this time appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Simply put, Hon. Tajudeen Ajide, current chairman of Surulere Local Government, is a fine mix of two subjects: football and politics. Born to a grassroots politician father, Ajide showed strong leadership quality on the streets of Surulere, where he was born and bred. Popularly known as Sportcity, Surulere is home to two major stadia inRead MoreThe post TAJUDEEN AJIDE: From soccer pitch to political field appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Medical professionals including Pharmacists, Medical laboratory Scientists and Nurses in Ondo State have rejected some aspects of the State Contributory Health Scheme bill pending before the State House of Assembly. They described the bill as oppressive, highly discriminatory and misleading. At a news conference in Akure, the state capital yesterday,the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN),Read MoreThe post Medical Professionals reject Health Insurance Scheme appeared first on The Nation Nige 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Twice in this column, I have had cause to write about an outstanding female journalist of note, Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, the immediate past Sunday Editor of The Punch. It is not common that journalists write about themselves. We write about others who excel in various fields of endeavours, but, understandably, we can be too modest aboutRead MoreThe post What's age, experience got to do with it appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Worried by the bourgeoning trade in substandard goods across the federation, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has embarked on massive sensitisation of the populace to warn them against the menace of product counterfeiting. The SON reiterated the awareness campaign against substandard product at different communities in Anambra State, noting that this move was toRead MoreThe post SON sensitises communities on dangers of substandard products appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) is enmeshed in a crisis of confidence of some sorts including alleged misappropriation of over N17billion employers' contributions, low staff morale, alleged indiscriminate employment which has pit the labour unions against the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, among other unresolved issues. Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf andRead MoreThe post Mystery over missing N17b NSITF fund appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Ahead of the preparation towards the 2018 Hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and the National Adilla Establishment in Madina have signed the 2018 Hajj services agreement in an ongoing pre 2018 Hajj in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NAHCON's Chairman/CEO, Barr. Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad and the Vice Chairman/CEO of the Adillah EstablishmentMrRead MoreThe post NAHCON signs MoU with Madinah firm ahead of 2018 Hajj appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Subscribers of leading digital Pay TV StarTimes are still benefiting from the 50 per cent subscription discount offer which kicked off since November 2017 as part of the Pay TV Christmas promotion for subscribers. Speaking on the promo which is billed to last till January 31, 2018, the company said it's Christmas promotion startedRead MoreThe post StarTimes 50% subscription discount promo continues appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
As a positive response to long time yearnings of several consumers in Lagos, the governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode recently inaugurated the state consumer protection agency board members with a pledge to protect the rights of consumers in the state. The board charged with concerted efforts to end the daily reported cases of violationRead MoreThe post Can Lagos Consumer Board protect consumers' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
As part of efforts to boost the living standard of police retirees, the NPF Pensions Limited, which is the major pension fund administrator (PFA) for officers and men of the Nigerian Police, has unveiled an annual N400million welfare package for its members. The Managing Director/CEO, NPF Pensions Ltd, Dr. Hamza Sule Wuro-Bokki announced this welfareRead MoreThe post NPF unveils N400m annual bonus package for police retirees appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Prima Garnet Communications Limited and Ogilvy & Mather Africa BV have announced that they have reached an amicable settlement over a previous affiliation dispute as a Lagos High Court enters the Settlement Agreement of the parties as Consent Judgment and effectively brings the matter to a closure. The settlement follows an application to the HighRead MoreThe post Prima Garnet Ogilvy & Mather Africa BV settle out of court appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
A team of maritime experts from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) have expressed confidence in competence and performance of the Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, stressing that he has proved his worth and mettle within the shortest possible time. The experts gave this commendation during a fact finding, inspection and assessment missionRead MoreThe post Maritime experts pass vote of confidence on MAN rector appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Instant Apartment, a web-based platform that provides short stay, medium and long stay property rental has promised customers a wide range of outstanding luxury services to make accommodations memorable, following their official launch, which held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria. The platform allows users to search for short let apartments and connectRead MoreThe post Instant Apartment launched into Nigeria hospitality industry appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The bottle of beer looked unappealingly old and dirty. The cap rusted and parts of the labels already pealing. Stopping in his tracks of uncorking the 600ml harp beer from the stables of the giant brewery, Guinness Nigeria Plc. Mr. Raphael Oluta gingerly held the bottle up, scrutinising it. To his utter disbelief and dismay,Read MoreThe post Expired drinks flood market at festive periods appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
A hearty New Year's greeting to you. Already, there are so many topics asking you and I to knock heads together on this column. I just hope I will not be the one nursing a headache when all is said and said. No, I don't wish it would be you either. I think the topicRead MoreThe post My New Year's wish for you appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
As the next gubernatorial election in Kano state draws closer, the question on many lips today in the state is whether the state chapter of the ruling All Progressieves Congress (APC) will be able to emerge from the many intra party rivalry facing it and wade off attempts by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)Read MoreThe post 2019: Bumpy ride ahead for Kano APC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Dr. Suraj Adekunbi, in this interview with Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor, gave reasons why incumbent governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, is determined to see his successor coming from the western senatorial district of the state. The lawmaker also assured that his party, the ruling All Progressives CongressRead MoreThe post 2019: Why Amosun is supporting Ogun West Adekunbi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Bola Olaniyi is from Iree town in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun state. He is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview by Nofisat Salaudeen the Estate Consultant-turned-politician says he wants to succeed incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola in 2018 as the next governor of the state. Excerpts. Please tellRead MoreThe post Osun needs another 'Action Governor' Guber aspirant appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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