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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday 16 August, 2017.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
To mark Sallah with Muslims faithful in Nigeria Cabals not happy about imminent return of Lion King Aisha Buhari takes charge as hyenas, jackals get angry Against the backdrop of the literary infighting between the hyenas, the jackals and weak animals over the absence of the lion king from the kingdom, strong []The post Revealed: Buhari may return before August ending appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
*Wants lecturers to embrace dialogue *Says strike notice did not follow due process *UNILAG ASUU invade, disrupts ongoing research fair The Federal Government has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest of the nation. Recall that the national leadership of ASUU on Monday []The post FG appeals to ASUU to shelve strike appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Daily Times has obtained a 2010 letter from former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke to former president Goodluck Jonathan questioning the legality of a controversial 2010 effort to remove the government subsidy on kerosene. According to the letter, titled Request for Clarification on the status of Dual Purpose Kerosene Subsidy Removal, Alison-Madueke said that under []The post Diezani told Jonathan that 2010 subsidy removal may have been illegal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeri 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
There has been sporadic shooting, and some violence around Wuse Market, Abuja. The violence started after singer, Charly Boy, was pelted with stones by an angry mob. The leader of the #ResumeorResign protests is said to have narrowly escaped mob action from traders at the market. There is now a heavy presence of armed security []The post Charly Boy attacked in Wuse Market, Abuja appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has emerged the flag bearer of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), for the November 18 governorship election in the state. The primary election which was conducted under the leadership of the national chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Oye, took place on Tuesday at the Prof Dora Akunyili Women []The post Anambra Govnship election: Obiano clenches APGA ticket appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
.Panel, another wasteful exercise-Banire National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Muiz Banire, on Monday failed to appear before the Disciplinary Committee set up by the party in Ward C of Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State to hear allegations of anti-party activities and misappropriation of campaign materials and logistics leveled []The post Anti-Party activities: Banire shuns APC disciplinary committee appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from N 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
A federal lawmaker representing the Lagos Central Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has called for an amendment of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to make Nigeria a true federal state. She said that while the nations laws and constitution expressly declare that Nigeria is a federal state, []The post Senator Tinubu Seeks True Federalism appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The United Peoples Party, UPP, has suspended the former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, a former member of the House of Representatives, Chudi Ofodile, both governorship candidates for Anambra, the National Treasurer of the party, Flint Obiekwe and Nwabueze Anyichie, its Deputy National Secretary. The four men were suspended for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities []The post Anambra Elections: UPP suspends Chidoka, Offodile, indefinitely appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
He was just was literally inches away from being lynched by Pro-Buhari supporters in Wuse Market in Nigerias Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Police officials has to use tear gas to disperse the crowd of Pro-Buhari protesters that chased after the self acclaimed leader of the movement #ourmumudondo Whiskers!!! Nigerian musician and social activist, Charles []The post JUST IN: Charly Boy Almost Lynched In Wuse Market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The protest was distrupted by hausa boys today during protest about buharis health. Is this true democracy' we want to see your comment below.The post Pandemonium: Hausa boys attacked Charly boy during Protest at Wuse Market(photos) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
President will today mark his 100 days out of his country Nigeria for medical leave. The president who has not really been healthy was flown out of the country for close medical attention 100 days back. This is attributed to the lack of adequate medical facilities in Nigerian hospitals. Viviangist and Nigerians wish the father []The post Today Marks President Buharis 100 Days Out Of Nigeria For Medical Leave appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, says the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, and his members are deceiving Igbos with their call for a separation from Nigeria. According to a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemedo yesterday, the governor stated this while handing over Staff of Office and []The post IPOB is deceiving Igbos- Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
19 of the 24 members of the Edo State House of assembly on Monday, voted to impeach the Speaker Justin Okonoboh, Deputy Speaker Elizabeth Atvie, and the Majority Leader of the House Folly Ogedengbe over alleged abuse of office. The impeachment, however, was met with resistance from the other members who did not append their []The post Fisticuffs in Edo Assembly over Impeachment of Speaker | WATCH appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Thousands of protesters lined New York streets as Donald Trump returned to the Trump Tower in the city for the first time since he was elected President. According to the New York Times, Trump arrived New York by helicopter, before riding in the presidential limousine to the Trump Tower. Shame. Shame, protesters chanted, forming dissenting []The post Protesters display Trump-like Inflatable Rat in New York appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
.Declares racism is evil and denounces neo-Nazis, KKK Criticisms have continued to trail the US president Donald Trump for promoting hate racists movements in the country, which however triggered the presidents condemnation of racism. On Monday, one of the USs most high profile African American executives quit Trumps business advisory panel, saying: Americas leaders must []The post Trump faces criticisms for promoting hate speeches appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Theres been an outrage on social media, after it was revealed that Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, is literred with with patients blood samples. Facebook user, Bimpe Oseni who shared this wrote; My colleague was at Gbagada General hospital with his daughter on Sunday. They drove over a pile of rubbish, out of curiosity, he got []The post Outrage As Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, Liters The Road With Patients Blood appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
*Market shutdown till further notice Pandemonium broke out at Wuse Market on Tuesday, one of the popular markets at the centre of the nations capital, as the a group, #OurMumudondo, protesting the long absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country on medical vacation in the United Kingdom, led by Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly []The post Charly Boy, others escape death as Wuse market protest turns violent appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Nigerias West African neighbours, Benin and Niger Republic, may face total electricity blackout, following a threat by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Company Plc and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to disconnect them from its supply sources any time from now. Nigeria has, over the years, been the major providers of electricity to []The post Nigerian electricity firms to disconnect Niger, Benin over $115m debt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The federal government on Tuesday announced that it has established the Whistleblower Unit to coordinate and ensure the success of the policy by doing the right thing. Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this on Tuesday at the opening of a seminar organized by the Bureau for Public Service Reforms (BPSR) in Abuja. Adeosun []The post FG creates Whistleblower Office, receives 5000 tips in 8-month appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Imoore and Apapa kingdom was agog as Oba Taofik Adegboyega Akeju, Awojo III, the Alahun of Imoore and Apapa land clocked five on the throne of his forefathers. As part of the activities to celebrate his fifth coronation anniversary, Oba Akeju installed new chiefs they are: High Chief Babtunde Babalola Shabi as Asiwaju of []The post Jubilation as Alahun clocks five on the throne appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Plateau High Court has struck out former governor Jonah Jangs suit that seek to stop Governor Simon Lalong from releasing a White Paper on the reports of a Commission of inquiry. Lalong had, in August 2016, inaugurated a commission of inquiry headed by Justice Stephen Adah, to dig into the activities of Jangs administration from []The post Gov. Lalong, Jang feud: Court insist Lalong presents white paper over Jang appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The 2017 WorldStage Economic Summit is set to explore innovation for economic transformation with the Theme: Transforming Business and Economy Through Innovation scheduled to hold at the Event Centre of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Lagos on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. A statement by World Stage Limited, the organisers, noted that the summit will attract []The post WorldStage Summit 2017 to explore innovation for economic transformation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fr 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Vice-chancellor, University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali, has said that materialism and corruption are two basic attitudinal problems contributing to underdevelopment in Africa. Speaking at the annual international conference of the Social Studies Association of Nigeria (SOSAN) themed; Tackling problems of materialism and corruption in Africa continent, in Ilorin on Tuesday, the vice chancellor []The post Unilorin VC advocates attitudinal changes in Africans appeared first on Dail 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said former governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu state and secretary of the 2015 PDP campaign in Enugu state, Miss Rita Mbah are still suspects in the disbursement of the N450m PDP campaign fund. Chime had while decamping to the All Progressive Congress, APC, said he has no case []The post 2015 campaign funds: Chime still our suspect -EFCC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Arik Air, one of Africas leading carriers, has completed the migration of passenger service solution to Hitits Crane Solution Suite. The airline becomes the eighth African airline to sign to the Crane Solution Suite. Hitit CS actively supports airlines operations in Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia and Namibia having prioritized Africa as an area of strategic focus. []The post Arik Air migrates to Hitits full crane solutions suite appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Diego Costa has been ordered by Chelsea to return to training, get match-fit and make himself available for selection. This is the first hint that Costa could have a future at Stamford Bridge, after manager Antonio Conte informed him via a text message, to look for a new club this summer. Conte later revealed the []The post Conte could leave Chelsea as club orders Diego Costa back to training appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Nadal returns to number one spot Rafael Nadal will be the new world number one from next Monday after Roger Federer withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters with a back injury. The Swiss 19-time Grand Slam winner was the only player who could have denied Spains Nadal taking the top spot in the rankings from Andy []The post Sports Briefs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it remitted $29.8 billion to the federation account; and $1.2b to Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2002 and 2016. This recent revelation by the company runs contrary to the issue leading to an attack to Gas installation in Belelma River State by angry youths who demanded compensation from []The post Belema Gas pipeline attack: Shell paid FG, NDDC $31bn between 2002 and 2016 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from N 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has promoted over 3000 of its workforce in its recent promotion exercise targeted at rewarding staff for strong performance in driving the banks business. The bank, which continuously develops its workers and invests in their talent pool, said this years promotions was particularly targeted at lower and middle management cadres []The post FirstBank elevates over 3000 workers, others appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday, intervened in the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange Market to the tune of $364million in a bid to sustain liquidity in the market. A breakdown of the forex intervention indicates that the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) received the largest allocation of $264,192,252.95m. The CBN also offered the []The post CBN injects $364m into Inter-Bank Forex market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Nigerian currency, naira, on Tuesday, extended its gaining streak at the Investors &Exporters FX window, but reverse was the case at the official and unofficial foreign exchange markets, as both dropped points, findings by The Daily Times has revealed. The naira, at the close of yesterday trading activities, strengthened by 0.03 per cent to []The post Naira gains at I&E FX window, drops at parallel, official markets appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
. Bank proposes 30 kobo interim dividend GTBank has once again reassured its shareholders of its commitment to return value for their trust and market confidence with its second quarter (Q2) 2017 result, which market stakeholders have ranked as remarkable. The groups result released by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday, showed notable growth []The post GTBank post about 20% growth in PAT Q2 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Nigerian equities market, closed Tuesday on a negative note, as investors delved deeper into the profit-taking trend, which commenced at the beginning of the week. The price movement chart, which showed market closed with just 11 gainers to 35 losers, revealed most transactions closed the day at lower prices. The market capitalization fell by N294.5billion []The post NSE: Market value drops to N12.9tr as investors take profit appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
High net worth individuals who have been avoiding tax will find it harder to hide as the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Joint Tax Board will start sharing data. This means that people who have been dodging taxes will have no place to hide as their names will have to be in either one []The post No hiding place for tax defaulters as states, FIRS, Joint Tax Board reach agreement appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Following recession, Nigerias total advertising expenditure has declined by 7 percent, from N97.9 billion in 2015 to N91 billion in 2016. According to an exclusive report obtained by MARKETING EDGE, in the first and second quarters of 2016, the total advert spend stood at N21 billion in each quarter, while N24 billion and N25 billion []The post Recession Cuts Nigerias Advertising Spend By 7% appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The recent campaign on the promotion of made in Aba goods by both the Abia State government and some members of the National Assembly representing the state has taken a new dimension as a Californian based firm, Comfort Stevens LLC has entered to give a global boost and make the dream a reality. Speaking during []The post Made In Aba Goods Get A Global Marketing boost appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Fifteen young African entrepreneurs have emerged as finalists from a field of more than 800 applicants for the seventh annual Anzisha Prize, Africas premier award for her youngest entrepreneurs. Supported by African Leadership Academy (ALA) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the Anzisha Prize celebrates and cultivates the next generation of young African entrepreneurial leaders []The post Two Nigerians among 15 emerging young African entrepreneurs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeri 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Issues caveat of reward, sanction In order to entrench good corporate governance standards and practices in the telecommunications industry, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has unfolded and ordered a mandatory compliance with the provisions of the Code of Corporate Governance for the Telecommunications sector at stakeholders sensitization workshop in Lagos,on Tuesday. NCC is the governments []The post NCC unfolds mandatory Corporate Code of Governance for Telcos appeared first on Da 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
In a move to boost its revenue generation drive, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) said it is partnering with telecommunications companies to provide meteorological services to about 50 million Nigerians through mobile phones. Director-General of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi, who made this known recently in Abuja, said that the move was also part of NiMets []The post NiMet, telcos partner on meteorological services appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said that smart cities must thrive to be innovative and sustainable. Pantami said this at the just ended Smart Cities summit in Abuja during a session on Smart Technologies and Infrastructure: Communications Technologies, Platforms and IOT Aplications for Smart []The post Smart cities must be innovative, sustainable DG NITDA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The Angola Cables has commenced its link between South Africa and South America with the launch of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) in Sangano, Angola. Agency report indicated that SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. SACS is a sub-sea cable with 40 Tera bytes per second (tbps) of capacity []The post Angola unveils SACS to link Africa, South America appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) has again ordered mobile telecommunications firms to block pre-registered sim cards, supposedly being used by criminals, especially kidnappers, armed robbers and fraudsters to perpetuate crime across the country. Ismail Adedigba, NCC deputy director, Consumer Affairs Bureau gave the warning at the commissions 87th consumer outreach in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State []The post NCC set to punish telcos over pre- registered sim cards appeared first on D 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Thousands of aspiring actors from multiple Nigerian states flooded Planet One, Maryland, Lagos, on Saturday, August 12, to attend an open audition for MTV Shuga, the Award-winning hit TV drama series. Trailing the return of MTV Shuga to Nigeria for season 6 and 7, a call for audition was announced and outstanding actors from the []The post Aspiring actors audition for roles in new seasons of MTV Shuga appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The new episode of the TV Drama Series, Professor Johnbull, sponsored by fully integrated telecommunications company, Globacom, will pay attention to Africas peculiar values and world outlook especially with regard to the institution of marriage. In a statement issued in Lagos over the weekend, the company said the new episode of the sitcom, entitled Married []The post New episode of Professor Johnbull highlights Africas worldview of marriage appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
If the International circuit has sufficient and informed access to events in Nigeria, particularly as it pertains to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the word Timifranking would have made it into the lexicon of English language. Timifranking is the state of being a Timi Frank, defined as a person who embarks on a destructive []The post Timi Frank: A Disaster From Long Ago appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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