NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH JANUARY, 2018].




Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 6th January, 2018.

Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Individuals and groups yesterday condemned the mindless killings that have taken place around the country since the eve of the New Year.

No fewer than 17 people were killed in Omoku and three other communities in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area Rivers State in the wee hours of January 1 as gunmen opened fire on innocent people in the communities.

The Rivers incident occurred almost simultaneously as an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on residents of Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue State in which about 20 people were shot dead.

The traditional ruler of Numana chiefdom in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State and his wife were similarly shot dead by suspected herdsmen on New Year’s day.



In separate reactions to the incidents yesterday, a former Minister of Science and Technology and pioneer Commandant of the Nigerian Army War College, Gen. Sam Momah; retired Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav and a retired army officer, Ayuba Mallo all condemned the killings.

So also did the Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie; the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern youths, Middle Belt youths and a Niger Delta leader, among others.

In his reaction yesterday, Gen. Momah called on the federal government to carry out an immediate action that will convince the citizenry of their security.

The government, he said, has to ensure that the culprits are apprehended and brought to justice to act as a deterrent to others.

He also called on the federal government to put its weight behind the anti-open grazing bill that would ensure that herdsmen are restricted to ranches as against the current situation in which they roam around the country, causing avoidable tension.

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Sat, 06 Jan 2018

The Ministry of Petroleum Resources yesterday denied plans to hike the price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol, contrary to earlier media reports.

A statement issued by the Director of Press in the ministry, Mr. Idang Alibi, said the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, did not insinuate during his presentations at the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committee hearing on fuel scarcity that the pump price of petrol would be raised.

The statement said the Presidency had set up a special committee to identify the immediate and remote causes of fuel scarcity with a view to finding immediate and long lasting solutions to the challenge.

“The Committee has been in rounds of deliberations in the past few days and these discussions are still ongoing,” the statement said.



“The final decisions and recommendations from the Committee would be passed on to the President and Commander-In-Chief for approval.

”The general public and indeed stakeholders in the oil and aas sector are by this statement urged to disregard any such report of a price increase.

“Further information and communiqué on the resolutions would be communicated as and when due.”


Sat, 06 Jan 2018
The Borno Government on Friday announced the extension of curfew in Maiduguri for another seven days from 8:00 p.m. to 6: 00 a.m. The government on Monday rescheduled the curfew hitherto observed between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to run between Jan. 2 and 6. A statement by Dr Muhammad Bulama, the Commissioner for Information,Read MoreThe post Borno Govt. extends curfew in Maiduguri for 7 days appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


Sat, 06 Jan 2018

The Army Command in Maiduguri claimed yesterday to have seriously wounded a Boko Haram factional leader, Mamman Nur, during artillery and aerial operations in the Lake Chad region. Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col Onyema Nwachukwu, said Mamman Nur was wounded with several of his sub commanders killed. The woundedRead MoreThe post Boko Haram factional leader wounded in encounter with troops, says Army appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Bayelsa State, was yesterday thrown into mourning following the sudden death of a newly-inducted Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Francis Egele. Egele, an illustrious son of the state, who hailed from Okoroba in Ogbia Local Government Area, reportedly breathed his last on Friday morning. The prominent lawyer was said to have died in hisRead MoreThe post Shock over prominent lawyers death few days after celebrating SAN induction appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

When in March, 2016 an early morning fire razed a notorious shanty populated by commercial sex workers in Lekki near Lagos State LowCost Housing Estate also known as Jakande Estate, not a few people considered it as good riddance to bad rubbish. The general thinking wasthat the end of the notorious shanty had come. Alas,Read MoreThe post SMALL KURAMO: Dramatic return of Lagos abode of sin where men, women catch 'cheap fun' in shanties appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State said yesterday that Senator Ben Murray Bruce (Bayelsa East) was wrong to claim that the Kaduna rail system was initiated by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. President Muhammadu Buhari and El-Rufai had jointly taken a train ride in Kaduna on Thursday, with Bruce teasing the President tothank ex-President Goodluck Jonathanfor theRead MoreThe post Obasanjo not Jonathan initiated Kaduna rail project, el-Rufai replies Ben Bruce appeared first on The Nation Niger 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

A football fan known as Obinna Igwe has been shot dead by a trigger happy cop in Ebonyi State. Two others sustained bullet wounds following a fracas involving some policemen and a football team during match in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The Nation also gathered that two police officers were also injuredRead MoreThe post Tension as police kill football fan in Ebonyi appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Moranike Lasode, with stage name Marenikae, recently returned home from Atlanta, U.S to introduce her genre of music, Afro-merge, a combination of neo soul and afro-pop with electronic influences. The 24-year-old artiste, whose singles, Smooth Operator and Remember are currently enjoying airplay, speaks with DUPE AYINLA-OLASUNKANMI, on how she left criminology study for music andRead MoreThe post MARENIKAE: I WROTE MY FIRST SONG AT 12 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Sometimes, sad news lurks in the corner, waiting to make its appearance at the point the drum of celebration is about to beat loudest. Elder Adeline Ndoma-Egba, the mother of easy-going board chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, was only a few days away from celebrating her 92nd birthday when deathRead MoreThe post Ndoma-Egba mourns mum appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Governor Nyesom Wike believes the international oil companies are hugely responsible for the increasing culture of cultism in the state. Wike whose state witnessed the murder of 17 people on New Year eve on their way back home from the cross-over service, said oil companies in the state were awarding surveillance contracts to cultists whoRead MoreThe post Wike blames outbreaks of violence in Rivers on oil companies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Few Nigerians are as energetic as Chief Olabintan Famutimi is at 70. Besides having to sit at different board meetings, he runs a hectic schedule shuttling between his office on the Lagos Mainland and the Lagos Island where he has to carry out most of his duties and interact socially. The Chairman of Tricontinental Group and current National President of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce told PAUL UKPABIO how he managed his way to the top as a businessman and the circumstances surroundin 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Not many can lay claim to the rare distinction of rising to the top of two careers in a lifetime. In this, as in many other things, Captain Hosa Okunbor stands heads and shoulders above most of his peers. As an aviator of repute, he conquered the air with daring feats in the service ofRead MoreThe post Hosa Okunbor hits 60 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State yesterday alleged threats to his life by those opposed to the implementation of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law in the state. But he declared that he was unperturbed by such threats. Governor Ortom told a delegation of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Makurdi branch at GovernmentRead MoreThe post Governor Ortom alleges threat to his life appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

South African-born Edward Stevenson grew up loving to fly planes. At 23, he had already gone way ahead to achieve that dream. He had acquired a licence to fly small planes, and was at the verge of going for further studies to become a commercial airline pilot, when he recalled his other talents. Young Stevenson comes from a family of traders. His father was a retail trader, and he recalls selling oranges right in front of his fathers shop in South Africa at the age of six. So, faced with a decis 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Lagos big boy and eldest of the famous Ogunlesi brothers, Fola Ogunlesi, has rediscovered his groove after two failed marriages. Love in the form of beautiful mother of two, Ireti, has come flooding back into his life. Fola, a brother to Lanre and Kayode, and wealthy owner of popular events centre, Fantasyland, located in Ikoyi,Read MoreThe post Fola Ogunlesi finds love again appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the Federal Government on the alleged plans to increase the pump price of fuel above the prevailing price of N145 per litre. In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, the party asked the government to perish the thought, saying that such wouldRead MoreThe post 'as PDP cautions FG on alleged move appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, must be a very happy man at the moment. Not only did the just concluded year end on an excellent note for him with his victory at the polls and remarkable time at the helm of affairs in the Sunshine State, the new year has begun on a similarly positiveRead MoreThe post Rotimi Akeredolus son set to wed appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Elder Adekunle Oshingbesan, a retired Sales and Marketing Director, Berger Paints Plc, died November 5, last year. He was buried in his Agege, Lagos residence December 22, after a funeral service at Winners Chapel (Province 20), Agege, Lagos.My husband, Elder Adekunle Oshingbesan, a retired Sales and Marketing Director, Berger Paints Plc, first died February 22 last year at 3:03 am, his widow, the Proprietor of Divine Blessed School, Eyitayo, said.He was coming out of the room in our Agege resid 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained a contractor with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Prof. Adesanya Adelekan, in connection with alleged N20billion textbooks and science equipment fraud. The commission has also restricted the movement of a former Executive Secretary of the UBEC, Mr.Suleiman Dikko, to the country, pending the conclusion ofRead MoreThe post EFCC detains UBEC contractor over alleged N20bn scam appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Iyalode Alaba Lawson is the first female president of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and also the leader of the womens group known as NACCIMA Womens Group (NAWORG). In this interview with YETUNDE OLADEINDE, the NACCIMA boss talks about government interventions for women entrepreneurs, her achievements and challenges as NACCIMA president and more.What role can women play to improve the economy'We must not look down on the role that wom 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

We conclude our series on emergency preparedness by considering a topic that is important as one begins a new year with hope for the best being fully alive.Before the recent holidays, I commented to a student that I had a lot of work to do at home when asked how I would spend the holidays. After the holidays he asked if I had finished everything. It was the question of a youth. I gave a geriatric answer that I did some work and others keep coming up but I go on and that is life. As we go older, 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

The prospects for a strategic collaboration that will deepen the penetration of technology firms in the Nigerian capital market, received a boost with the recent engagement between the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Fintech Nigeria Association. This is coming on the heels of earlier engagements between the Stock Exchange and Fintech Nigeria. Chairman of the FintechRead MoreThe post NSE, Fintech Nigeria partner on innovation growth policy formulation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Whether the federal government knows it or not, and whether they accept it or not, the scale of the killings in Benue State and other parts of the country by suspected herdsmen now clearly constitutes a huge threat to national security. The government, however, seems torn between tackling this grave threat or allowing it toRead MoreThe post Those Benue killings, again appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 



Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Introduction Four important aspects of management are planning, organizing, directing and controlling. The fourth function (controlling) is what we shall be discussing. Most SMEs ignore this very important aspect in managing their businesses. It is the responsibility of every business owner to put adequate controls in place for the business. Internal controls are all systematicRead MoreThe post Internal controls of SMEs appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 


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