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The Nation Newspaper is Nigeria's widest circulating newspaper covering News, Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Education and General interest stories. Nigerian Thenation Newspapers Today, Nigeria Thenation news Headlines today, Latest Thenationnews in Nigeria. The Nation is a daily newspaper published in Lagos, Nigeria. According to a 2009 survey it was the second-most-read newspaper in Nigeria, and this result was repeated in a 2011 report by The Advertisers' Association of Nigeria (ADVANS). The paper's website says it stands for freedom, justice and the market economy. Its target audience is the business and political elite, the affluent, the educated and the upwardly mobile. The Nation has printing plants in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The newspaper covers business and economy, public policies, the democratic process and institutions of democracy, sports, arts and culture. The newspaper became the first of its kind to gain nationwide circulation across the 36 states of Nigeria within 2 years of operation. This was a result of its popular 8 pages pull out Thursday publication titled Campuslife, a medium specially dedicated to student journalists and writers across the tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

How former governor blew N5.7b on politics, by ex-aide – The...

Money withdrawn in cash, witness tells court A witness told yesterday of how about N5.7 billion Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) funds went down the drain. Mr Nasiru Ingawa, Special Adviser to former Katsina State Governor Ibrahim Shema on SURE-P, said at the Federal High Court in Katsina that Shema...

237 die in Ogun road crashes in 10 months – FRSC...

The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said that no fewer than 237 persons died in road crashes within the last 10 months in the state. Mr. Oladele Clement, FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, made the disclosure at the 2nd Bi-Annual Retreat /Zonal Operators meeting...

Ayade urges NYSC members to be neutral, firm – The Nation...

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has charged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state who would participate in next year’s general elections as ad-hoc staff to discharge their duties with absolute neutrality and firmness. The governor, who was addressing the corps members at the closing...

Politicians’ desperation can set Nigeria ablaze – CAN – The Nation...

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Tuesday raised the alarm on desperation of politicians ahead of the 2019 general elections saying it was a sign of danger. The President, CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said if something urgent was not done to curtail such desperation, it could set the country...

Dasuki asks court to excuse him from prosecution – The Nation...

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Mohammed Dasuki has asked a Federal High Court to stop his prosecution on the grounds that the Federal Government has allegedly failed to obey orders made for his release on bail. Dasuki’s request is contained in his personal letter, dated November 12, 2018 which he...

Show your scorecard, PDP tells Osinbajo – The Nation Nigeria

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to show Nigerians the scorecard of the three years of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, instead of bandying figures of debts incurred by the past PDP administration. The opposition party asked the Vice President to desist from  “peddling rumours” in...

LASU: 32,000 certificates ready for collection

The Lagos State University (LASU) has begun issuing backlog of certificates to its graduates. Over 100 graduates showed up Monday to collect their certificates at the university’s main auditorium where the certificate unit of the Registry has set up shop until January 1, 2019. The Principal Assistant Registrar/Head, Certificate Unit, Mr...

FCT Police nabs four ‘One Chance’ suspects

The FCT Police Command has arrested three suspects for alleged involvement in “one chance” robbery. The suspects according to the Police specialise in robbing their victims of valuables and using dangerous weapons to inflict injuries on them. The suspects are; Onyebuchi Ifeanyikwu ‘m’ 40 years, Anthony Sunday ‘m’ 35 years and...

Parents, students appeal to ASUU to end strike

As the indefinite strike embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) entered its second week on Monday, parents and students have appealed to the union to call it off. Some of the parents and students who spoke in separate interviews wit our reporter in Abuja...

#FANSMADEOFMORE: WIN YOUR SHARE OF N150MILLION!

  Guinness Nigeria recently unveiled an exciting new partnership with iconic premier league footballer, Rio Ferdinand. The Manchester United defender will be visiting Nigeria from the 29th November to 1st December to join Guinness’ effort to find and celebrate Nigerian football fans Made of More. These are the fans who...

We have delivered visible achievements – Fashola

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, says his ministry has delivered visible and qualitative achievements to Nigerians since his appointment in November, 2015. Fashola said this on Monday in Abuja at a media briefing to give the third year progress report of the ministry under his...

Injuries to Nacho, Casemiro add to Real Madrid’s woes

As Real Madrid’s injury crisis deepens, defender Nacho Fernandez will miss two months and midfielder Casemiro around three weeks, reports in Spain indicated on Monday. Both players were substituted after sustaining injuries during Real Madrid’s 4-2 La Liga win at Celta Vigo on Sunday. Real Madrid said in a statement on...

Ganduje: Maintain status quo ante, Court tells Kano Assembly

…Adjourns case to November 21     A Kano High Court on Monday again ordered the Kano state House of Assembly Investigative Committee and all parties involved in the investigation of alleged $5 million bribery saga involving Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to maintain status quo ante, pending the determination...

36 die in road accident in Ondo state – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said no fewer than 36 persons had died in motor accidents in Ondo state from January till date. Sector Commander of the corps in the state, Mr Rotimi Adeleye, made this known at the 2018 African Road Safety Day and World Day of...

Court revokes Kalu’s 11-year bail

A Federal High Court in Lagos has revoked the bail it granted a former governor of Abia State, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu in 2007. Justice Mohammed Idris made the order following Kalu’s absence without permission from his alleged N7.65bn fraud trial. The judge ordered Kalu, who is believed to be in Germany for...

Cook: I stabbed my boss twice in the chest

A Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou Anani, arrested for allegedly killing his boss, Chief Opeyemi Bademosi, has confessed how he committed the murder. Police quoted him as saying that he stabbed the late Bademosi, 67, the chief executive officer of Credit Switch Ltd,   twice in the chest. A statement yesterday by police spokesman Chike...

Search of Atiku’s plane routine, says Fed Govt

Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika has explained why airport officials searched Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar. In a statement, Sirika said: “This is a mischievous attempt to grab the headlines. Nigerians need to know that one of the resolutions of the Atiku team at their recently-concluded, opulently-held...

PDP kicks as security searches Atiku’s jet on return from Dubai

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) kicked yesterday against the search of its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar’s plane in Abuja. Atiku, who spent the last two weeks meeting with PDP leaders in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on election strategies, returned to the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Securitymen...

Talks on for Access Bank to acquire Diamond Bank

Access Bank is set to add Diamond Bank’s portfolio to its assets in the next  few months, The Nation has learnt. Talks on the acquisition are on, according to sources,  who  said the fusion is set for  the first quarter of next year. It was gathered that both financial institutions have...

Wisecracks as Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje party in Lagos

It was like any other meeting of good old buddies —  dramatic. They laughed heartily. They shook hands with vigour — unlike some political foes of old. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate and Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, were joined in the exchange of...

Okorocha: no nepotism in Imo

Imo State Governor  Rochas Okorocha yesterday defended himself against allegation of nepotism. He also denied planning to build a political dynasty in Imo State, by insisting on his son-in-law Uche Nwosu as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Imo State. The governor in a statement signed by his Chief...

Obaseki backs Oshiomhole against Amosun, Okorocha

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki spoke yesterday on All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole’s quarrel with some governors. He said some governors were opposed to Oshiomhole because of the change the chairman was introducing to the party. “What Oshiomhole is doing is to institute a regime of change where...

Amosun, Abiodun, others for monarch’s 20th coronation anniversary

Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun and African Democratic Congress (ADC) flag bearer Gboyega Isiaka will join other dignitaries on November 18 to celebrate the Onimoro I, Ololo of Ijofin Kingdom, Oba Maruf Ayinla Awode, as he marks 20 years...

ASUU: negotiating team okays student loan

THE Federal Government/Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) 2009 Agreement Renegotiation Committee has said that a student loan scheme through an education bank can solve the sector’s funding challenges. Its chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN),  said a N1 million per annum students’ loan scheme and, by extension, an education bank,...

Jail terms no longer deterrence for illicit financial flow, says Buhari 

Jail terms are no longer enough to stop illicit financial flow, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. According to him, stringent actions should be taken against perpetrators of illicit financial flows, including crackdown on safe havens and return of stolen assets to countries of origin. Buhari was delivering his statement on “Illicit Financial Flows...

2019 election: CAN declares 72 hours prayer for free, credible poll

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Saturday declared  18-20 November, 2018 as days of non-stop praise to God for divine intervention on the next year’s general election and other problems facing the country.  The “72 hours Praise and Worship” is to be organized in all churches nationwide between 18th...

Singer Chidinma builds mansion for mother on 60th birthday

Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile, popularly known by her stage name Chidinma, presented a mansion as birthday gift to her mother, Martha Ekile, who clocks  60 on Saturday. The “Kedike” crooner  took to Instagram to show off the newly completed house, displaying  a photo with her mother. She wrote: “happy 60th...

Abducted Ondo ADC candidate,Chairman,others freed

The Senatorial Candidate of the African Democratic Congress ( ADC ) for Ondo north district, Pastor Jide Ipinsagba who were abducted with the Ondo State Chairman of the party, Bisi Ogungbemi by unknown gunmen four days ago, have regained their freedom. Ipinsagba, Ogungbemi and three other chieftains of the party...

Buhari: Allegation of underperformance, a lie that must be dismissed —...

A group, Buhari Achievement Awareness Forum, says allegation  of underperformance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government by opposition political parties is “a lie” that must be dismissed. The group’s national coordinator, Alhaji Bashir Bale, said this on Saturday in Suleja, at the lunch of the Buhari Achievement Awareness Forum. Bale said that...

NFVCB boss denies corruption allegation, says board striving under his watch

Mr Adedayo Thomas, the Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) on Saturday dismissed allegations of corruption levelled against him in some on line media platforms. According to the online reports, some staff of the board are not happy with the activities of Thomas who assumed office as...

Florida orders vote re-count in Senate, governor races

Florida on Saturday said it will hold machine re-count of votes in its neck-and-neck races for the Senate and governor of the state, with results due by 3 p.m. on Thursday. Secretary of State of Florida Ken Detzner, announced this in Florida as update on the election. The two contests, along...

Those fighting Oshiomhole are enemies of Buhari, says lawmaker

The lawmaker representing Etsako Constituency in the House of Representatives Hon. Johnson Oghuma, has said that those fighting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, were enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari. Honorable Oghuma said some governors are working with the opposition People’s Democratic Party to tear the...

No political gang-up can stop Sanwo-Olu – Lagos APC

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday, said its governorship candidate, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, would defeat all opponents to win the 2019 election. The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr Abiodun Salami, told our reporters in Lagos. He was reacting to a...

Cultism: Bayelsa CP engages vigilant groups, leaders

The newly deployed Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Joseph Mukan, at the weekend held crucial meetings with vigilant groups and community leaders following increase in violent activities of secret cult groups in the state. It was gathered than Mukan, who is barely a week in the state, was jolted...

Scientists call for research, infrastructure development

As the world celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development on Saturday, November 10, as adopted by the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), scientists urged government at all levels to focus on Research and Development for the growth of the science and technology sector. The scientists made the...

CAN declares 72 hours prayer for free, fair, credible poll

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Saturday declared 18-20 November, 2018 as days of non-stop praise to God for his Divine intervention over the next year general election and other problems facing the country. The “72 hours Praise and Worship” is to be organized in all...

Alaghodaro: Waje, Mayorkun, others light up Benin

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said plans are in the works for a 30-hectare Television Village in Okhoro axis of Benin City, which will attract big-ticket investments from Nollywood, Nigeria’s booming movie industry. The governor also said that the sum of N250 million will be allocated to...

Rudderless Nigeria is not God’s making – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday bemoaned the frustrations of Nigerians because of the state of affairs in the country, but said he still remained convinced that “God did not create Nigeria to be rudderless.” Obasanjo said God created Nigeria and endowed her to be one of the great nations...

PDP tasks Osinbajo on alleged N33bn corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to address the allegation of corruption leveled against him by the House of Representatives. The lawmakers had, during the week, accused Osinbajo of complicity in a N33 billion scam allegedly perpetrated at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). A statement...

Ganduje tasks parents on immunization for children

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on parents in the state to ensure full routine immunization for their children. The governor gave the charge on Saturday while inaugurating immunization for the month of November at Panshekara Ward in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano. Represented by the state Commissioner...

Obi advises El-Rufai to shun hate speeches

The former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi has expressed surprise at the statement credited to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, who, in his twitter account, referred to Obi as “a tribal bigot.” El-Rufai alleged that Obi...

Four Catholic priests regain freedom in Delta

Four Catholic priests who were abducted on Nov. 6 by unknown persons in Delta have regained their freedom. The Nigeria Police Force, Delta Command, confirmed on Saturday that the priests were rescued near Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state. According to the Police Commissioner, Muhammad Mustafa, the victims...

Youths vow to resist Oshiomhole’s removal

The Akoko-Edo Youth Vanguard has threatened to resist any attempt to  remove or further humiliate National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. It said the good work of Comrade Oshiomhole in re-positioning the APC has resulted to victories recorded in Ekiti and Osun State governorship polls. National Coordinator...

‘Why Buhari cannot stay away from peace forum in Paris’

The Presidency on Friday night gave reasons why it is important for President Muhammadu Buhari to attend the Peace Forum in France. Speaking with journalists on arrival in Paris, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that Nigeria cannot afford to stay away from...

INEC list: I am not distracted, says Nwosu

The winner of the October 6 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Imo State, Uche Nwosu on Saturday said that he is not distracted by the nominal list of governorship candidates published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which did not include his name. He insisted that he...

Automobile association seeks establishment of mechanic villages in Osun

A Non Governmental Organization, the Automobiles and Road Safety Initiative (ARSI), has called on the Osun State government to establish mechanic villages in major cities of the state. Speaking at the investiture of grand patrons, patrons and awards of national and state auto safety ambassadors for the Nigeria Automobile Technicians...

Police beef up security, as Ondo Assembly embark on indefinite adjournment

Security has been beefed up around the premises of the Ondo state House of Assembly complex, Igbatoro road, Akure, the state capital. The Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, has also announced the indefinite suspension of 15 lawmakers of the Assembly who were among the 18 lawmakers that purportedly impeached him at the...

NAPTIP to begin prosecuting guardians of street hawking children

Director General (DG), National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli has revealed that the agency will soon begin prosecuting guardians of street hawking children. She said that NAPTIP is collaborating with the Ministry of women affairs to ensure it curtails the trafficking of children...

Guide against rigging, electoral violence, Cleric advises FG

Founder and Chairman of an Islamic group, Mas’had-L-Asrar Almujaba Worldwide,  Sheik Abdul-Jelil Owonikoko, has advised the Federal Government to guide against massive rigging and electoral violence in the 2019 general elections. Speaking at the 2018 edition of Mas’had Day in Saki, Oyo State, the Islamic cleric also called on...

Anambra accident claims couple, daughter, mother-in-law

A couple, together with their daughter and mother-in-law, on Saturday lost their lives in a ghastly accident in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. The accident which occurred at Nkwelle Ezunaka junction, involved a tipper lorry and Toyota Camry car. An eye witness said the victims who were in the...

PHOTOS: Annual Institute of Directors (IoD) Conference in Abuja

Director General, Institute of Directors (IoD) Centre for Good Governance, Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Mohammed exchanges pleasantries with Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) MD/CEO, Umaru Ibrahim mni FCIB, at the 2018 Annual Directors Conference in Abuja. Source link

‘Why South must return Buhari for second term’

A pressure group within the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Ifesowapo Society, has explained why the people of the Southern part of Nigeria must return President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term. In a statement by its President, Samuel Jegede, the group said if a Northern candidate different from...

Psychiatrist raises alarm over drug abuse in Adamawa

Dr Marcus Vandi, Head of Psychiatric Unit, Yola Specialist Hospital, Adamawa, has raised alarm over the increasing rate of drug abuse among youths in the state. Vandi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Yola, expressed concern over the increasing rate of drug abuse...

Three die, five missing in Lagos boat accident

Three persons were confirmed dead, when a boat carrying 20 passengers capsized between Liverpool and Coconut Under Bridge in Lagos on Wednesday. Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) General Manager (GM) Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu said yesterday that rescue team was still searching for the missing passengers. Read also: 20 dead in Benue...

U.S. sure of credible elections in 2019

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is capable of conducting a free, fair and credible election in 2019, United States Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Ambassador Tibor Nagy has said. Nagy, who is on a visit to the country, noted that the task before the commission was very difficult, but...

Judge declines request to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja has rejected a request by the Federal Government for the issuance of a bench warrant on Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who is accused of failing to declare his assets. Ekweremadu is accused in a two-count charge filed on behalf of...

IMF warns Nigeria on debt service  

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned the Federal Government  to be mindful of the country’s rising debt service to revenue ratio and take steps to mitigate the situation. IMF Senior Resident Representative in Nigeria Mr. Amine Mati yesterday issued the warning in Abuja at the public presentation of the “Regional...

2019 poll: Buhari vows harsh verdict for Atiku

THE proposed N30,000 minimum wage seems to have become a campaign issue ahead of next year’s election. To the Presidency, the controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on what the least paid worker should earn  is “concocted”. It accused yesterday some political actors, including the Atiku Media Office, of trying to...

MTN unveils ‘Partner Programme’ aimed at driving enterprise growth

MTN Nigeria on Thursday unveiled its Partner Programme aimed at driving enterprise growth in Nigeria. The Chief Enterprise Business Officer MTN, Mrs Lynda Saint-Nwafor, while unveiling the programme, said that it would add exponential value to its enterprise business customers. Theme of the programme was: ”MTN Fusion.” “In a bid to add...

Minister clears air on suspension of National Carrier

The Federal Government has made clarifications following the suspension of the national carrier project. The Federal government also said only N50m has so far been incurred for the national carrier project adding that it was yet to pay the money. Contrary to claims that the project was suspended  because of investors...

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