NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 JULY, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 26 July, 2017.


Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The National Council on Information (NCI) has recommended the setting up of a Council to regulate the use of social media in Nigeria. The recommendation is contained in a communique issued at the end of Extraordinary Meeting of NCI on Hate Speeches, Fake News and National Unity held on Friday in Jos. In the communique []The post Nigeria plans establishment of Council to regulate social media use in country appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
A London based news platform, The Nigerian and the Nigeria Print Journalism Magazine have selected the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Calabar, Calabar (Unical), Prof. Zana Akapgu as their Best Performing VC in Nigeria in the last one year. In separate letters dated 12th and 13th of July respectively and signed by the []The post Breaking : Zana Wins London Based Newspaper The Nigerian And Nigeria Print Journalism Magazine Best VC Award appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Senate on Tuesday finally passed a bill to make the Nigerian Peace Corps a para-military agency. The Senate adopted the conference report on the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps, after it was so advised by its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives []The post Senate Approves Establishment Of Nigerian Peace Corps appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Despite the meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held with some APC state governors on Sunday, no date has been fixed for his return to the country, The PUNCH learnt on Monday. But investigations by one of our correspondents showed that no date had yet been fixed for the President s return . Sources, who spoke with []The post No Date Yet For Buharis Return Presidency appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Protesters are marching on the streets of Nigerias capital, Abuja, to urge MPs to vote to reduce the age limit to run for president from 40 to 35. Nigerias National Assembly is expected to debate a bill to lower the age requirement for running for public office today. The hashtag #NotTooYoungToRun, following the march, is []The post Nigeria protest to demand lower presidential age limit appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), on Monday presented Certificates of Return to all the victorious 57 local government chairmen and 377 councillor of the various political parties in the last Saturday council election in the state. This is as the chairman, of LASIEC, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips, has commended residents of the State, []The post Lagos council poll: LASIEC presents Certificate of Return to elected chairman, Councillors appeared first on Daily Times Niger 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
PDP chapter in Adamawa state says they are working hard to bring back former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, into their fold. The Adamawa State chairman of the party, Abdurrahman Bobboi, disclosed this at a press conference in Yola the state capital yesterday July 24th. Recall that Atiku defected from PDP to APC in February 2014. []The post We Are Working Hard To Bring Back Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar Adamawa PDP Says appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Co-ordinator of the Centrum Initiative for Development and Fundamental Rights Advocacy, Dr. John Danfulani, has said the people of Southern Kaduna would prefer to go with the Biafra Republic in the eventuality of Nigerias disintegration. Danfulani spoke in Umuahia, Abia State, when he paid a solidarity visit to the leader of the Indigenous People []The post Southern Kaduna Will Join Biafra If Nigeria Breaks Up John Danfulani appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Governors of the six southwest states yesterday agreed to work in line with a 25-year master plan. The 11-point communique read by host Governor Ibikunle Amosun,said the governors would set up an inter State security task force to tackle the menace of fulani herdsmen and other crimes, establish agricultural produce export processing facilities, adopted []The post Yoruba Better Off During Regional Govt Says Western Governors appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
A new Amnesty International report has indicated high rate of sexual violence in Southern Sudan, the worlds youngest nation, four years into the countrys devastating civil war. The report said that thousands of women, children and some men are suffering in silence, grappling with mental distress. Some now have HIV. Others were rendered impotent. The []The post South Sudan sexual violence on massive scale, report says appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
When Nancy Abu-Bonsrah discovered she had been accepted to train as a brain surgeon at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the fact she had made history took a while to sink in. The 26-year-old from Ghana is the first black woman to join the neurosurgery programme at the prestigious US College, where the medical discipline []The post World neurosurgeon varsity admits first African neurosurgeon appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Ugandan judges have issued the government 30 days grace to increase their salaries and living conditions or they will down tolls. The judges issued the communique after a meeting over the weekend when they voted overwhelmingly for the strike on August 23 if their demands are not met. Present at the meeting was justice minister []The post Ugandan judges warn government to avert strike by raising wages appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Somali government has for the first time warned businesses from paying taxes to Al-Shabaab after recent reports of the practice. Mohamed Abukar Dualle, Somalias security minister and the various security chiefs gave the warning when they addressed the press on recently,, they threatened among others, to seize businesses who will pay any money to []The post Somali government warns citizens against paying Al-Shabaab taxes appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Bernard Tapie, French businessman and politician has revealed that he lied in 1987 THAT Ghanas footballer, Abedi Ayew Pele had HIV initiated, Tapie said that he initiated the rumour that Ghanaian football legend Abedi Ayew Pele was HIV positive in 1987 in order for AS Monaco to reject him during a transfer from Mulhouse. The []The post French businessman admits he lied that Ghanas Abedi Pele had HIV in 1987 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Stakeholder reveals how not to fall victim A middle class family in good old Lagos back in the 70s, could engage househelps, drivers, cooks, even live-in gardeners through the pages of The Daily Times newspapers. Until the Lagos State Government established an employment agency called Labour Office somewhere along Awolowo Road, Ikeja, househelps and []The post How much do we know of domestic staff, drivers' appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Insurers differ on scope, and premium for students, others Confirming the Youruba adage that says, omo eni ku san ju omo eni sonu lo (Its better for someones child to die than to be missing), parents of kidnapped students of Igbonla College, Epe area of Lagos State have been locked in the chasm of agony. []The post Controversy trails insurance cover for kidnap victims appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr Kuden Deyin on Tuesday confirmed another case of Lassa fever in the state. Deyin who made the confirmation to our correspondent in Jos, said the patient who was brought-in from Garkawa in Mikang Local Government Area was displaying symptoms of Lassa fever. After blood sample was taken from []The post A Case Of Lassa Fever Confirmed In Plateau State appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Sokoto State-owned Orthopedic Hospital, Wamakko, in Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Sunday, July 23, successfully conducted a bilateral total knee transplant on a 50-year old woman, names withheld. The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Nuradeen Altine Aliyu,disclosed this to newsmen in Wamakko town on Monday. Aliyu stated that the []The post Team Of Doctors At Orthopedic Hospital In Sokoto Successfully Conduct Total Knee Replacement Surgery On A 50-year-old Woman ap 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Researchers in the United States say a trial in which American teenagers used a vaginal ring to prevent HIV infection has proved successful. A further such study will now be run with teenagers in Africa. The girls used a flexible plastic ring, embedded with anti-retroviral drugs, which was changed every month over a six-month period. []The post Vaginal ring preventing HIV will be tested in Africa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Pensioners in Osun State have insisted that all their entitlements must be paid in full with the second tranche of Paris Club refund recently released by the federal government. They said this at a press conference addressed by the chairman forum of 2011/2012 retirees, Omoniyi Ilesanmi, in Osogbo on Monday. The senior citizens accused the []The post Publicise how Osun Paris Fund ll be spent, pensioners tells Aregbesola appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has summoned all telecommunications firms in the country over rising complaints of masking and refilling. Call masking is illegal and simply means to either disguise the telephone number or display it as a different number as is the case for many companies who use what are known as non-geographical numbers. NCC []The post NCC summons telecomm firms over call masking, other frauds appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Diamond Bank Plc, has appointed Dele Babade, an Advisor to Carlyle Groups Sub-Saharan Africa Fund to its Board of Directors. Babade, who will join as a Non-Executive Director, will replace Carlyle Groups existing representative Genevieve Sangudi, who has served on the board since 2013. Juliet Anammah, a retail and eCommerce specialist and Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, a []The post Diamond Bank Appoints New Directors to Strengthen Company Performance appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged Capital Market Operators (CMOs) and Public Limited Company (PLCs) to comply with the new rule of Taxpayers on Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) or face penalty. This directive given by the SEC on Tuesday, was conveyed in a statement by Mr Naif Abdulsalam, the Head, []The post SEC urges Operators, Listed Coys to comply with Tax payment or Face Sanctions appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Lagos state government has confirmed 27 cases of diarrhoea outbreak and two fatalities recorded in the state, as a result of the incident. Commissioner for Health in the State, Dr. Jide Idris, made this assertion on Tuesday while briefing pressmen in Ikeja, the state capital. He said following the heavy rainfall experienced in the []The post Lagos confirms 27 cases of diarrhoea outbreak, two deaths appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
. FG, N286.65b, states, N178.619b, LGs, N134.927b Revenue generation to the Federation coffer has increased tremendously compared to the what was shared in the previous month of may, as the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) distributed N652.229 billion for the month of June, 2017. The latest figures were released in Abuja, Federal Capital, on Tuesday. []The post Revenue allocation: FG, state, LGAs share N652.2bn for June appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Details laterThe post Breaking News : IGP removes Lagos CP appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Army promotes 468 junior officers The Nigerian Army has released the promotions of 468 full lieutenants who the Army Council has elevated to the rank of captains. A circular signed by Army Secretary Major General I.O. Rabiu, showed that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai directed the release of the promotion of []The post Army promotes 468 junior officers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Antonio Cassano has left Hellas Verona but says he will not retire from football in the latest twist to his remarkable short spell at the club. The former Real Madrid forward signed for the Serie A side on July 10 but told club officials that he would be retiring just eight days later, only to []The post Cassano quits Verona appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi has attend ahead of a proposed transfer to the Serie A champions. Juve are expected to pay 40million for the Italy international, whose exit from Stadio Artemio Franchi had appeared likely as speculation over his future intensified. The 23-year-old pulled out of a Fiorentina training camp last week, complaining of what []The post Bernardeschi undergoes Juve medical appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
AC Milan icon Paolo Maldini has welcomed the audacious signing of Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus and hopes the Rossoneri are now equipped to return to the Champions League. Milans squad has been comprehensively overhauled in the off-season, Italy international Bonucci joined by the likes of Franck Kessie, Lucas Biglia and Andre Silva in moving to []The post Milan: Maldini hails Bonucci capture appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Manchester City have signed left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 23-year-old France international is manager Pep Guardiolas third major defensive signing in the current transfer window following his purchases of Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur and Danilo from Real Madrid. No financial details of []The post Mendy completes Man City move appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC central defender, Monsuru Bashiru is quite thankful to God that his side won the five-goal thriller clash against newcomers, Katsina United. The Olukoya Boys beat the Changi Boys 3-2 in Mondays Nigeria Professional Football league (NPFL) matchday 31 clash at the Agege Township Stadium in Lagos. The Lagos []The post NPFL: MFMs Bashiru happy with Katsina win appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Niger State Government said it would not review upward the N64 million renovation works at the state handball complex which was awarded to an indigenous sports facility company. The contract which was awarded in 2014 by the immediate past administration had released N30 million to the contractor but work was halted due to a []The post No upward review of Minna handball complex contract appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has debunked claims by NAWIS representative on the Board of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Rosa Collins, that she was robbed of her presidential mandate describing it as falsehood and a ploy to mask her inability to emerge as president of the federation. This followed accusations []The post Dalung debunks Collins claims appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that he is already planning for two crucial World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in September and also monitoring three goalkeepers from the local scene. The German manager is expected to attend the CHAN Eagles get-together in Kano, where he will monitor the invited goalkeepers Theophilus Afelokhai (Enyimba FC), []The post Rohr monitors three goalkeepers ahead WCQ appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
History was made in Lagos at the weekend as Mr. McCarthy Obanor emerged the winner of the first edition of the Nigeria National Freestyle Championship accredited by the World Federation of Freestyle Football. Apart from winning the sum of N1m, Obanor also won for himself a brand new GAC car and will also be representing []The post McCarthy Obanor wins Nigeria National Freestyle Championships, Goes Home with Car, N1m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
As projected by financial experts that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will keep rate at current level, the committee has again left all economic indices unchanged for the seventh consecutive period. The apex bank gave this indication at its two-day meeting which ended in Abuja on Tuesday. The []The post CBN retains Monetary Policy for 7th consecutive period appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that it has recovered over N51.9bn illegally deducted by commercial banks and returned it to the customers. The CBN stated that the amount was illegally removed from the accounts of bank customers across the country in the past five years. The Acting Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr. Isaac []The post CBN RETURNS 51.9 BILLION ILLEGALLY DEDUCTED FROM CUSTOMERS TO BANKS appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has retained MPR at 14 per cent and all other parameters at their current levels for the next one year. The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, who addressed the press after the meeting on Tuesday, hinged the banks decision on []The post CBN retains monetary policy for 12 months appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The naira falls yesterday to N367 against the Dollar on the parallel market from N376 it opened for trading as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Monetary Policy Meeting commences today (Tuesday). The sell side of the naira exchange rate against the pound also dropped by N3.00, to close at N475 to the pound on []The post Naira Depreciates To N367/$1 As Mpc Meeting Continues Today appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
In a bid to further improve security, Uber has introduced Real-Time ID to Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. Earlier this year, the intelligent new safety feature was introduced to driver-partners in South Africa, and based on its success, has been introduced to other markets in Africa. The technology works by prompting driver-partners to periodically share a []The post Security: Uber rolls out real-time ID check to Nigeria, Ghana & Kenya appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has implemented new and exciting features on its mobile banking application FirstMobile-to enhance security and customers digital banking experience. The new features are, The Card-in-Control functionality, the Quick Response (QR) Code, the Transaction receipt and Save beneficiary functions. According to a statement by the bank, The Card in []The post First Bank unveils new features on FirstMobile App appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Leading video entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria, has unveiled a special price offer to herald the 2017/18 football season. The new price offer, tagged the Football Rush Offer, will see subscribers enjoy up to a 31 per cent reduction on the Explora 2 decoder and subscription bundle and a 45 per cent reduction on the Zapper []The post MultiChoice unveils special offer ahead of new football season appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Blind Audition of Airtel The Voice Nigeria Season 2 came to thrilling and emotional end on Sunday night, as the Coaches completed the remaining spots on their teams. Contestants brought their A-Game seeing Coach Timi Dakolo defy the rules with a remarkable 13-member team, instead of 12. He added sisters Tara and Bella, Gerald []The post Airtel TVN Season 2 blind audition ends with epic performances appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The World Internet Statistics has ranked Africa as the fourth across the globe with 9.4 per cent in its first quarter Internet users ranking by regions. The ranking also placed Asia first among other seven continents with 50.1 per cent; followed by Europe with 17.0 per cent; Latin America and Carribean with 10.3 per cent. []The post Africa ranks 4th in Q1 global Internet users index appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
says it threatens national security Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, Inspector General of Police (IGP), has described the sale and use of pre-registered SIM card as criminal and a potential threat to national security and governance. He said this at a one-day sensitisation workshop for law enforcement agencies in the northeast zone on telecommunications issues, organised by []The post IGP worried over sale, use of pre-registered SIM cards appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
The Federal Government is seeking to amend the Nigeria Broadcasting Commissions (NBCs) Code to compel brands to sponsor Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and other local legacies. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture made this known while clarifying an earlier statement credited to him on the amendment to the Code to discourage production of []The post NBC: FG seeks amendment to code, wants local content appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
As the world increasingly moves towards finding alternative ways to solve some of its most urgent and pressing socio-economic challenges such as health, education, water, transport and shelter, it is clear that technology and innovation are key elements in ensuring these changes are sustainable and scalable. Uber, which is defining trends of the current generation []The post Uber explores technology for urban mobility appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 26 Jul 2017
According to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Clinics, the first Made-In-Nigeria hybrid electric car was put on display on Thursday at the Abuja Business Clinic. The car which can be seen in these photos was built by Quad Cycle Nigeria..The post Made-In-Nigeria Hybrid Electric Car Unveiled In Abuja (Photos) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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