NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 JULY, 2017].

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Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 27 July, 2017.

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
*Condemns Senates rejection of restructuring A pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has condemned as wasteful and unwise the series of lunch meetings between governors and the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom. In a related development, the rights group lambasted the senate for wasting the historic opportunity []The post UK Meeting with Buhari a drain on public fund HURIWA appeared first on Daily Times N 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
*As NDLEA admits raiding premises without warrant The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions has asked the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to furnish it with identities of informants who tipped-off the agency that led to operatives raiding a property belonging to the former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The Committee also summoned []The post Reps demand identities of informants on Patience Jonathan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Wife of Nigerian President Mrs Ashia Mohammed Buhari has said that the decreasing number of women in government was alarming calling on the present administration to create equal opportunities for women to enable them to contribute towards nation building. Mrs Buhari who was represented by the former Deputy Governor of Plateau state, Dame Pauline Tallen []The post Decreasing number of women in government is worrisome Aisha Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Ondo State Government has been asked to declare a state of emergency on the notorious Oke Oka Hill in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state. The dreadful road links the state to the northern part of the country while many lives and properties have been lost due to its hilly and []The post Declare state of emergency on Oka Road, lawmaker asks Akeredolu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Police in Ovwan/Aladja in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State Wednesday, disrupted a peaceful protest embarked upon by Delta Steel Company (DSC) Workers now Premium Steel & Mines Limited over their unpaid entitlements including arrears, as the protesters dared the police and continued with the protest. The peaceful protesters who had come under []The post Police, steel workers clash in Delta community appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The stage is now set as the Senate will today commence voting on 33 items proposed for amendment in the 1999 Constitution (as amended). But the issues at stake are all geared towards the restructuring of Nigeria, just as issues listed for amendment have generated heated tension among senators. Key among the bills proposed for []The post Constitution Amendment: Tension as Senate begins voting today appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
4 APC,2 PDP Govs Meet President in London President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he will return to Nigeria as soon as his doctors advised him to do so. Buhari has been receiving medical treatment in the United Kingdom since May 7, while some people have alleged that the presidents health has deteriorated beyond recovery. []The post Ill return on my doctors advice Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
As troops void 6 suicide bomb attempts in a week The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of 6,199 soldiers currently involved in the fight against Boko Haram in North East. This is contained in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations Department Brigadier General, Sani Usman. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. []The post Army promotes 6,199 soldiers fighting Boko Haram appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Well bring all former members back to PDP Makarfi *Accuses APC of refusing to hold meetings for fear of implosion Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to do everything possible to reach out to all its members who left before and after the 2015 general election to return, the Chairman, []The post Well bring all former members back to PDP Makarfi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
As days of the governorship primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State approaches, one of the aspirants seeking the ticket, Engr. Johnbosco Onunkwo has attributed bad governance as reason for the ongoing agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Onunkwo, however, gave the assurance that if given opportunity as the []The post Bad governance caused IPOB agitations Anambra guber aspirant appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Nigerian lawmakers moved a step closer to removing the power to make laws given to the Executive Arm of government by the constitution in an amendment it made to the constitution on Wednesday. Whatever powers the Executive Arm of government has to make laws, will cease to exist the moment the president signs a bill []The post Constitution Amendment: Executive Arm Stripped Of Law Making Powers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
There is a major headway for the autonomy sought by local governments in Nigeria, a major development that will Put the nation on the path to true federalism. The Nigerian Senators on Wednesday voted in support of the Local Government Autonomy which is part of the areas up for amendment in the 1999 Constitution. Another []The post BREAKING: Senate Approves Autonomy For Local Governments appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The General Court Martial (GCM) sitting in Maiduguri at the Media Centre, 7 Division Garrison, on Wednesday, sentenced three Nigerian soldiers to 23 years and 10 years imprisonment respectively for various offences. The gallant soldiers sentenced for 23 years imprisonment are trooper Fortuned Maculey and trooper Saga Eric Nwokorie. They soldiers were found guilty on []The post 3 Soldiers Sentenced To 33 Years Imprisonment By Court Martial In Borno appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria N 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the alleged bad governance of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has left the country terribly divided. Speaking during the official flag-off of the reconstruction/rehabilitation of Abuloma, Fimie, Ozuboko and Amadi-Ama community roads in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike said: Nigeria is divided because []The post APCs bad governance has divided Nigeria, Governor Wike alleges appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN, has told the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to advise the political elites who have outlived their youthfulness to quit politics for the younger generation as we have in developed countries. In a letter dated July 20 and made available to Daily Times yesterday, []The post Advice old politicians to quit now -Agbakoba tells Obasanjo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Senate has received the 33-item report on the fourth alteration of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria. The report tabled at the upper legislative chamber proposes amendments which include reducing the powers of the federal government in the exclusive legislative list, financial autonomy for local government and state legislature; and downward review of the minimum []The post Senate Considers 32 Constitutional Amendments appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
According to Kabir Laminu, a graduate of Biomedical Engineering, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno, his friend and colleague, Simon has converted to Islam. He now answers Abubakar. Laminu announced this on Facebook on Monday, July 24th. Manasa Simon He shows interest in this beautiful religion he convert to Islam his Islam name is Abubakar. []The post Christian Man Converts To Islam In Borno State, Calls Himself Abubakar appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
US president Donald Trump has said that transgender persons will not be allowed to serve in the US military. Trump made the statement on Twitter, adding that the decision was made after consulting with generals and military experts. In February, Trump rescinded the Obama-era guidance directing schools to allow transgender students use the bathroom that []The post Donald Trump says Transgender People will not be allowed to serve in U.S. Military appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The UK has said that it will begin to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from the year 2040 in a bid to reduce air pollution. According to Punch, the British High Court demanded the government produces plans to tackle illegal nitrogen dioxide pollution, which is largely caused by diesel emissions. Diesel drivers []The post UK to Ban sale of Petrol and Diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
.from THE CHANDELIER in A RED NEGLIGEE (A Biblical Perspective) Author: Amaka Chika-Mbonu Pages: 96 Publisher: Narrative Landscape Press Reviewer: Ladesope Ladelokun This 96-page book is a must read for everyone who aspires to have a blissful marriage. In clear, simplified terms, author, Amaka Chika-Mbonu, reveals the need of every woman in a marriage []The post Book Review: How to Get your WIFE to Swing appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), an agency at the forefront of transparency and open fiscal policy has recently revealed that the extractive industry is a bee-hive of corruption. They have consistently exposed under-declaration and non-remittance of revenue that accrue from the extractive sector in their audit reports. In an International Anti-Corruption Day in []The post NEITI and the challenges of transparency in the extractive industry appeared first on Daily 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
As the seat of the Chief Medical Director of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) ,continues to remain vacant, stakeholders have urged the federal government to eschew ethnic politics and appoint the best candidate for the office, from among those who emerged most successful at the recently conducted interview for applicants. Some doctors and []The post Edo doctors canvass support for Obaseki as UBTH Chief Medical Director appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, returned a parcel containing a Camcorder to the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation, Germany, otherwise known as BKA, for onward delivery to a German, David Muehling. The Canon E0S C100 Camcorder was returned to the BKA through its representative in Lagos, Damilola Adewale, []The post EFCC Recovers Camcorder for German National appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of international passport of former minister of state for FCT, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, to enable her proceed to Germany for medical treatment. Akinjide is standing trial before a Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, alongside a former Nigeria Senator, Ayo Adeseun, and one Olanrewaju []The post N650m alleged fraud: Court grants ex-minister, Jumoke Akinjide, leave to travel on medical ground appeared first on Daily Times Nige 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
.Demands Okura state The Igala people of Kogi state has rejected any proposal for restructuring which will return the country to regional government, describing the experiences of the first republic as an ugly one. The Igala nation as they are called, however, called for the creation of Okura state from the current Kogi state, saying []The post Restructuring: Igala nation rejects regionalism appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Military operation to disarm weapons in the hands of people in the Southern part of Kaduna is to begin in earnest, says the Special Task Force Commander, Major General Rogers Nicholas, The Plateau task-force Commander who is also now in charge of four local governments in the trouble parts of Southern Kaduna, said the operation []The post Army to begin mop up arms in Southern Kaduna, as NASS Member laud initiative appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Nigerian clerics, numbering over 500 stormed the city of Abuja on Wednesday to pray for the capture of the kingpin of the Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau. The clergymen, drawn from many religious backgrounds also called on Nigerians to intensify prayer for the safe return of the remaining Chibok girls. Recall that the Chief of []The post Nigerian clerics declare 40 days of fasting to render Boko Haram spiritual base useless appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has finally inaugurated Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) as ministers after their nominations were confirmed by the Senate over two months ago. The two ministers were inaugurated on Wednesday inside the Council Chambers shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The slots of Kogi []The post Osinbajo tasks new ministers on national development appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
*Refining of petroleum products to commence in the country The federal government will soon end the exportation of crude to refining petroleum products for the domestic market. This is contained in the approved National Petroleum Policy by Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held on Wednesday in Abuja, The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. []The post FEC approves new national petroleum policy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Wellington Silvas transfer from Fluminense to Bordeaux has fallen through after the Brazilian forward failed a medical. The collapse sees the 24-year-old denied a second chance at European football after a disappointing six-year spell at Arsenal, during which he failed to make a single appearance for the Premier League club. After joining the Gunners for []The post Bordeaux abandon Silvas transfer appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Maxime Gonalons believes Riyad Mahrez would thrive at Roma if he joined the club from Leicester City. The Algeria international stated in May he wanted a new challenge, but despite rumours of interest from Tottenham and Arsenal, he remains a Leicester player. Manager Craig Shakespeare claimed a bid from Roma had been turned down, but []The post Mahrez would do great things at Roma Gonalons appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Abia Angels captain and striker, Ojiugo Blessing Godson is emphatic that her side will avoid the drop in the on-going Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL). The Umuahia side are hosts of Ibom Angels in todays NWPL matchday 13 clash at the Umuahia Township Stadium. The Umuahia landladies were benched 1-2 by the Uyo outfit in []The post NWPL: Abia Angels will escape relegationOjiugo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has called for a review of policy on issuance of visas to Nigerian sportsmen and women. Dalung made the call in a protest letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama over the refusal of the United Kingdom and the United States of America to issue []The post Dalung makes case for athletes over visa denial appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The newly elected president of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Kelechi Mbagwu has described his election as the president of Nigeria Rugby as a new dawn for the revival of the sport in the country. Mbagwu who defeated his opponent, Hamza Attah with 28 votes to 10 to emerge victorious said the victory is not []The post Mbagwu vows to revive rugby! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Nigerian Custom Service generated a total sum of N239.4 billion in the first three months of this year, figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Finance have revealed. The amount is contained in a document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja, showing the activities of the ministry of finance []The post Custom revenue hits N239.4bn in Q2, 2017 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma has met with the leadership and heads of relevant committees of the National Assembly as part of his continued consultations on the draft 2018 2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The meeting, which was in line with the determination of the executive to carry the []The post Udoma, budget minister consults NASS on 2017 2020 MTEF appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Federal Government has so far expended over N1.5 billion for the compensation of the affected communities of the ongoing construction of Hydro Power Dam at Zungeru in Niger State. The Director General of Niger State, Hydro Development Areas Commission (HYPADEC), Mohammed Samaila Mambo disclosed this during an interview with journalists recently in Minna, Niger []The post Zungeru dam: FG spends N1.5b on compensation, says DG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
A bill for an Act to facilitate the development of Nigerias capital market, known as Demutualization Bill), has scaled the second reading on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday. The capital market, a critical segment of the Nigerian financial sector, includes, The Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, Stock broking []The post Capital market: Senate proposes bill to strengthen sector appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, seems to be willing to let exempt members Libya and Nigeria boost their crude oil output further before asking them to join the supply control deal aimed at propping up prices. Thats according to Bloombergs Ben Sharples, reporting on a meeting of OPEC ministers ahead of a wider ministerial []The post OPEC wont prevent Nigeria, Libya from increasing output appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
It was a sea of heads at the Kubwa, Abuja edition of the Glo Laffta Fest, the comedy show of the foremost telecommunications outfit, Globacom. The show was held at Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Dutsen-Alhaji, Kubwa on Sunday, attracting hundreds of fun seekers in and around the Federal Capital Territory. Among the dignitaries that []The post Mammoth crowd besiege Glo Laffta Fest in Kubwa, Abuja appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has responded to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha for the second time saying, Instead of respecting himself, shutting up and seeking for forgiveness from God for betraying his Igbo people, addressing his elders and betters in an inappropiate and insolent manner and playing the fool, the village []The post Fani-Kayode, Gov. Rochas in war of words appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
For Peregrino Brimah of Every Nigerian Do Something (ENDS) notoriety has really ended. It is the end of reason for Brimah as he strives in futility to re-acquire a relevance he never really had. His futile efforts at a time tales are being told about the Lion King, hyenas, jackals and other lower animals is []The post Peregrino Brimahs Silent Cry for Help appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Femi Fani-Kayode responds to Governor Rochas Okorocha, says he is procured by the federal government led APC government for evil purposes. Rochas Okorochas jibe at Chief Femi Fani-Kayode following the wide doubts expressed by Nigerians at the authenticity of the photograph emanating from the APC governors purported visit to Muhammadu Buhari in London is a []The post Gov. Rochas Procured For Evil Purpose FFK appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
When you look at what is happening in Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Libya, Yemen etc, you will be able to understand that a divided country is like a broken egg that will never be a full egg again even if you use spoon to gather it again. If you do so, what about the shell' The []The post LIVING IN A DIVIDED COUNTRY appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
On the sleeve of the 1971 album Aqualung, Jethro Tull wrote thus: In the beginning, man created God in his image and likeness; that was a rather profane affront on the creation myth of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic belief. In its lyricism, the album featured a central theme on the distinction between organised religion and the search []The post Towards Universalism appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
BREAKFAST IN LONDON WITH CITIZEN BUHARI The picture of a handful of APC Governors and President Muhammadu Buhari, which was purportedly taken in London, is old and fake. I have been reliably informed that they were taken during Ramadan in Abuja some time back and not yesterday in London. Quite apart from that even though []The post Fani-Kayode Childs APC Governors visit with Buhari in London appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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