NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH JANUARY, 2018].

Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 9th January, 2018.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The police yesterday in Abuja dispersed protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shiites with tear gas when they attempted to force their way into the National Assembly complex.

The Shiite members were demanding the release of their leader Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who is facing trial detained since 2015.

The protesters were chased away and a few of them were arrested by policemen supported by Civil Defence operatives.

The police also fired shots into the air to scare the protesters.


 
The number of those arrested could not be immediately ascertained, but our correspondent saw a bloodied youth being taken away by a police team at Zone 3, Wuse.

Federal Capital Territory Police spokesman Anjuguri Manzah, could not be reached for comment as he did not respond to calls to his phone.

But a civil society group Concerned Nigerians, condemned the smashing of the protest as a breach of the right of the IMN members.

In a statement by its convener Deji Adeyanju, the group said
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Federal Government said yesterday it evacuated 1,030 stranded Nigerian migrants from Libya between Sunday and yesterday.

Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja stated this at a joint news conference by the Federal Government delegation to Libya.

Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama led a delegation on fact-finding mission to Libya to secure the release of Nigerian migrants stranded in that country.

On the delegation were: Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora and Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service.


 
Others were Julie Okah-Donli, Director General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Sadiya Umar-Faruq, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees.

Maihaja told reporters that the returnees were — 485 — who came back on Sunday and 545 who came back on Monday, noting that they were part of the 5,037 stranded Nigerians identified for evacuation back home.

He stated a reception centre approved by President Muhammadu Buhari had been set up in Port Harcourt, Rivers for the returnees.

According to him, the returnees on arrival will be formally received and profiled before being transported to their various states.

He said that the reception centre was organised in such a way that the Ministry of Health provided facilities to look after those with health-related problems.



Tue, 09 Jan 2018
It must have been exasperating to watch officials of the Nigerian national Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Department of Petroleum resources, DPR and the petroleum resources ministry all speak, as it were, in tongues in the wake of the embarrassing fuel shortage that gripped the nation few days to Christmas. Seems one moment when lies would trumpRead MoreThe post Fuel: It's market forces, stupid appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
TRAGEDY struck yesterday on a street in Yaba, Lagos Mainland, when a tailor committed suicide. The incident took place at a Boys Quarter behind the late tailor's shop at 4, Adebiaye Street, off Tejuosho Road, Yaba. Residents could not say how the late Funmi, who was popularly known as Iya Hamida, took her own life.Read MoreThe post Tailor commits suicide in Yaba appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige's remarks on the deadline for the national minimum wage negotiating committee may have stirred the hornets' nest. TOBA AGBOOLA reports that labour leaders are anxious to smile earlier than the third quarter when the minister says the panel will turn in its recommendations. A NEW national minimum wage willRead MoreThe post Minimum wage: Labour expects delivery before third quarter appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday secured the conviction of a former Chairman Orolu Local Government Area of Osun State, Chief Rufus Woleola Ojo. Justice David Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court, sitting at Ede, found the former chairman guilty on two of the three counts filedRead MoreThe post Ex-Osun council chair jailed six years for graft appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
DEARTH of irrigation systems, lack of political will, policy inconsistencies and paucity of funds have been identified as some of the major factors militating against all-year round farming in Nigeria. Agriculture experts say the country could attain all-year round farming if the available resources are harnessed. An agriculturist, Ike Ubaka, listed such resources as vastRead MoreThe post Why all-year round farming is impossible, by experts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates' Court in Ibadan, yesterday, remanded Emmanuel Ajayi, 18, in prison, for allegedly attempting to kill his neighbour. Chief Magistrate Kehinde Omotosho said the court lacked the jurisdiction to try the case. Omotosho remanded the defendant in Agodi prison pending the advice of the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). SheRead MoreThe post Teenager attempts to 'kill' neighbour appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
A father, Segun Durojaiye, and his brother, Emmanuel, were yesterday charged with incest at a Yaba Chief Magistrates' Court, Lagos. Segun and Emmanuel were arraigned for allegedly defiling Segun's 16-year-old daughter for four years. The 52-year-old father, who resides at Baba-Benja Street, and 44 year-old Emmanuel, of 10, Durojaiye Street, in Oreyo, Ikorodu, Lagos, areRead MoreThe post Father, brother held for incest appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Ijaw youths decry abduction Ijaw youths, yesterday, decried the abduction of a senior worker of the Nigeria Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Chief Numudogio Micah, by gunmen. Micah was reportedly kidnapped Friday from the Brass-Nembe waterways. The hoodlums were said to have contacted his family and demanded N30 million ransom. But Ijaw youths, who frownedRead MoreThe post Gunmen demand N30m for NCDMB worker appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja yesterday sentenced a 23-year-old scavenger, Abass Sanusi, to six months' imprisonment for dangerous joint act, criminal trespass and attempt to commit theft. The judge, Abubakar Sadiq, however, gave the convict an option of N6,000 fine. Sadiq advised the convict to desist from committing crimes, saying the sentenceRead MoreThe post Court jails scavenger appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) yesterday kick-started the state's community water revolution through its Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA). Akeredolu, whose five cardinal programmes are focused on improving the standard of living of the people, was represented at the occasion by his Special Adviser on Public Utilities, Tunji Ariyomo, who was accompaniedRead MoreThe post Akeredolu kick-starts community water project appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Felix Obuah, has lauded security agencies and Governor Nyesom Wike for ending the senseless and unprovoked killings in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state. A terrorist, Igwedibia Johnson, aka 'General' Don Waney, 34, who masterminded the New Year's Day killing of 17 worshippersRead MoreThe post Rivers PDP chair hails security agencies, Wike for ending killings appeared first on The Nation Niger 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) has said it will upgrade the 70-year-old Alore Primary School in Ilorin West Local Government Area to a Junior Secondary School. A former Acting Director, Finance and Supply, Dr Ahmed Sebutu, sapoke during the school's 70th anniversary. The lawmaker representing Ilorin North West, Abdulrafiu Abdulrahman, also saidRead MoreThe post 70-year-old Kwara school for upgrade appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission ( NUC ), Prof. Adamu Abubakar Abdulrasheed on Monday said that reports showing ratings of universities in Nigeria by NUC are fake. Abdulrasheed said that NUC had not conducted no such exercise for many years now . The NUC boss stated this while fielding questions from journalists after 2018Read MoreThe post University ratings over the years are fake, says NUC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on Monday, said that the examination body will remit less than N7.8billion it remitted to Federal Government coffers in 2017 this year. Oloyede stated this during 2018 budget defence session with the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFUND. He noted althoughRead MoreThe post JAMB to remit less revenue to FG this year appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Despite the purported announcement of resumption by the management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, the strikings workerson Monday insisted that the gates of the institution remained until the demands of the workers are met by the state government. The management had at the weekend directed all students to resumed after about nine weeks of strike occasionedRead MoreThe post Poly Ibadan: Workers defy resumption order, shut gates appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The National Association of Nigerian Students ( NANS ), has described the alleged herdsmen killings in Benue communities as 'heartless and cruel.' The association's National Public Relations Officer, Mr Bestman Okereafor, in a statement made available in Enugu on Monday, condemned the action in its totality. We totally condemn the attack and its accompanying hardshipRead MoreThe post NANS describes killings as cruel, condoles with victims, government appeared first on The Nation N 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration would not have succeeded without lawyers' support. He sought more collaboration with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), especially in ensuring respect for rule of law. 'The NBA by its composition and philosophy remains the largest gathering of lawyers in sub-Saharan Africa, and going by its motto of promotingRead MoreThe post Buhari: lawyers have contributed hugely to our success appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Some issues were unresolved by the judiciary last year. Will they be resolved this year' ROBERT EGBE asks Religious garment and the right to legal practice The place of a mandatory religious attire such as a scarf or hijab in law practice Should a law school graduate, who has fulfilled all the requirements necessaryRead MoreThe post 2018: Issues for judicial determination appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Chiamaka Obiadi wanted to be a petrochemical engineer. But, one morning in her final year in secondary school, the dedicated science student decided she was going to study law. The 2015 alumnus of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (UNIZIK) tells ROBERT EGBE why she was sad to make double Second Class Upper. Family Iam ChiamakaRead MoreThe post 'Missing First Class hurts' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Abeokuta branch chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Ibrahim Atanda, is unhappy that non-lawyers are doing the jobs of lawyers. He said it was a source of concern that other professionals have 'encroached' on the legal profession, and in some cases, are taking over the lawyers' jobs by signing some documents. HeRead MoreThe post Non-lawyers taking our jobs, branch chair laments appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
In this article, activist and law books author, Kolawole Olaniyan writes on the flaws in the anti-NGO bill. Nigeria's National Assembly has turned its sights on NGOs, which are bracing for a crackdown in 2018. The Yakubu Dogara led House of Representatives is desperately pushing to pass the 'NGO Regulatory Bill', which many analysts haveRead MoreThe post National Assembly, anti-NGO bill and authoritarianism appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Ibrahim Mukhtar is Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice. He served as chairman of the Kano branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). In this interview with Legal Editor JOHN AUSTIN UNACHUKWU, the Bayero University Kano (BUK) alumnus speaks on the challenges of justice administration , corruption in the judiciary and his state's effortsRead MoreThe post 'Why Kano created anti-graft agency' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
More lawyers, including a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Layi Babatunde, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to explain to Nigerians his understanding of the term ' restructuring '. Aside from Babatunde, the other lawyers who are reacting to last week's nationwide broadcast by President Buhari on same issue include Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) SagamuRead MoreThe post More lawyers tackle Buhari on restructuring appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Leading marketing communications firms, Prima Garnet Communications Limited and Ogilvy & Mather Africa BV, have resolved their longstanding affiliation dispute. The Lagos High Court has entered their settlement agreement as a consent judgment. Justice Latifat Oluyemi, last December 15, adopted the terms of settlement dated December 14, 2017, which was duly executed by the partiesRead MoreThe post Advertising firms settle affiliation dispute appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Being abridged version of a paper presented by an Abuja lawyer, Ms. Adaeze Anah, at the 23rd Annual Law Week of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Awka Branch. The legal profession in my view is in a very ironic position at the moment, with the Nigerian Law School producing between 6,000 and 8,000 lawyers everyRead MoreThe post 'Employment opportunities for millennials' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has inaugurated its maiden law report, containing its decisions on customary disputes through the interpretation of customary laws applicable in the FCT. The court unveiled the report last Thursday at a well-attended valedictory court session held in honour of the court's President, Justice MosesRead MoreThe post FCT Customary Court of Appeal introduces law report appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, has raised $40 million to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa. As part of the expansion, WorldRemit will enable customers in Africa to transfer money to 148 countries as easily asRead MoreThe post WorldRemit raises $40m, eyes 5m customers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The entire information communication technology (ICT) firmament was taken by surprise last year when the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks hit businesses globally, causing unprecedented disruption. Serious vulnerabilities, such as BlueBorne, were discovered in almost every connected device. There are emerging trends worth examining as nation-states build walls against cyber espionage activities. The Country Manager,Read MoreThe post Cyber-armies, others to rescue appeared first on The Nati 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security will create foundation for the next generation of digital business models while ecosystems will be the top strategic trends this year. This is the view of Gartner, a research company. No matter the industry, there will be significant potential for disruption as technology becomesRead MoreThe post 'Adaptive security, others'll create digital business' appeared first on The 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
How did transportation fare in 2017' Nigerians seem to agree that a lot needs to be done, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE How did the transportation sector perform in the outgone year' The narrative for many Nigerians remained largely the same, with huge road infrastructure deficit starring across the country. State of roads' The Federal Government'sRead MoreThe post 2017: Still a long walk home appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Importers, exporters and the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) have urged the Federal Government to prioritise the provision of scanners and other equipment at the new Inland Dry Port (IDP) in Kakuri, Kaduna State. They said this became necessary because of the rise in illegal arms import and insecurity in the North. SpeakingRead MoreThe post 'Prioritise equipment provision at dry ports' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) yesterday called for the rehabilitation of the nation's refineries to end the recurring fuel scarcity across the country. The South-West Chairman of the union, Tayo Aboyeji, who made the call in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria, said it is disheartening to knowRead MoreThe post Fuel scarcity: Fix refineries now, NUPENG urges NNPC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Federal and the Akwa Ibom State governments are set to execute the Ibom Deep Seaport (IDSP) project, an official has said. The project, it was gathered, is one of the most promising Public- Private Partnership (PPP) infrastructure initiatives in the country because of the unique investment opportunities it will offer international seaport developers andRead MoreThe post High hope as Federal Govt is set to kick-start Ibom Port appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) has pledged to partner with Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) to guarantee compliance with the Employees' Compensation Scheme (ECS). This was made known by the National President of the Association, Oyinkan Olasanoye, in a chat with The Nation at the weekend. HeRead MoreThe post ASSBIFI to partner NSITF on scheme appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Govt to expand network for stranded 2,000mw The Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP). damaged by fire last week, has been fixed, resulting in gas supply to customers on the line, including power generating companies. The resumption of gas supply, has also led to the recovery of 1143Megawatts lost to the incident. The Nigerian National Petroleum CorporationRead MoreThe post 1143Mw recovered as Escravos-Lagos pipeline resumes gas supply appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Unit holders of Legacy Short Maturity (NGN) Fund, a mutual fund managed by First City Asset Management Limited (FCAM), yesterday held Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos. FCAM is the wealth and investment management arm of FCMB Group Plc, one of Nigeria's leading financial institutions. The unit holders had during the meeting, approved the financialRead MoreThe post Mutual Funds rewards investors at AGM appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Governments should focus on the root causes of illegal migration Edo State's announcement that it would be partnering the Federal Government to facilitate a legal skills-based emigration regime for its youth is a problematic strategy which may cause more problems than it resolves. The announcement was made by the state's governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, inRead MoreThe post Growing greener grass appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
They should not be left to their devices; rather, they need rehabilitation LAST month witnessed the usual granting of amnesty to many prisoners by political leaders across the country. Indeed, President Muhammadu Buhari in furtherance of this annual ritual freed 500 inmates of Kurmawa Central Prisons in Kano, as part of the Federal Government's effortsRead MoreThe post Freed prisoners appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
A saying from the southwest of Nigeria suggests that when the homestead is comfortable, it reflects on the skin. It is a self-evident maxim of course. A capacious and well-laid abode that boasts of a regular and equally well-laid out dinner table becomes instantly visible on the skin, gait and outlook of the occupant. ApartRead MoreThe post Libya: When home is hell appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
In this piece, ISMAILA UBA extols the virtues of former Ondo State Commissioner for Information and a House of Representatives aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Idanre/Ifedore Constituency, Kayode Akinmade, who clocks 51 today. This is the day that the Lord has made and we shall rejoice in it. KayodeRead MoreThe post Akinmade: From newsroom to politics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Otunba Oladele Ajomale, spoke with Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU on the Ambode administration, the agitation for special status for Lagos and his projections for the 2019 elections. What is your assessment of the Ambode administration in the last two and half years' TheRead MoreThe post Ajomale: no automatic ticket in Lagos APC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders are mounting pressure on one of its national chairmanship aspirant, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, to withdraw his case against the party and its new chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. The former university don is praying the Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the party's recent convention, which threw up Secondus asRead MoreThe post PDP leaders mount pressure on Adedoja to withdraw case appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State has said that none of its members has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Its Chairman, Mohammed Imam, said this when reacting to reports that over 1000 members defected to the opposition party in Mashegu local government area. According to him, the PDP is using theRead MoreThe post 'No APC member defected to PDP in Niger' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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