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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Thursday 17 August, 2017.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Coalition Against Terrorism (CAT) has described the new video released by factional Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau as a desperate attempt to convince his sponsors that his group is still relevant for business ahead of 2019 general elections. The group at a press conference in Kaduna said the video shows Shekau is aware that []The post Suicide bombings: Group accuses Shekau of trying to resell himself appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has empowered the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, to reorganise the state chapter of the body. A letter, dated August 1, 2017 and signed by the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Dr. Rotimi Oladele, reads in part, please kindly reorganise the Delta []The post NIPR mandates Ukah to reorganise Delta State chapter appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. The group of heavily armed bandits invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and began shooting into []The post Gunmen Attack EFCC Headquarters In Abuja (photos) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Says attack on Abuja office will motivate agency Describes death threat to investigator as distraction Gunmen riddle agencys office, vehicles with bullets The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed that Wednesdays attack by armed gunmen on its Abuja office will not deter it from its task of fighting corruption to []The post Attack : Its now fire with fire against corrupt elite -EFCC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Having survived lynching from Pro-Buhari group in Wuse market Abuja, the Charley Boy led Return or Resign group on Wednesday suspended its 10 days Anti-Buhari protest even as Niger Delta youths paid a visit to the Presidential Villa and drummed support for President Muhammadu Buhari. Gathering at the Unity fountain around 10am to mark []The post Charley Boy group suspends protest as Niger Delta youths march to Villa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
A nongovernmental organization, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has approached the International Criminal Court (ICC) asking it to investigate whether the allegations of widespread, systematic and large-scale corruption in the electricity sector since the return of democracy in Nigeria from 1999 to 2015 amount to crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the Court. []The post SERAP asks ICC to probe missing N11 trillion electricity fund appeared first on Daily T 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
*Sets up renegotiating teams for ASUP, COEASU *TUC, CACOL blame FG for strike The negotiation between the federal government and Academic Staff of the Union of Universities (ASUU) has been scheduled to continue today as both parties seek a common ground to ameliorate the situation that precipitated the strike embarked upon by the university lecturers. []The post ASUU Strike: FG to resume dialogue with lecturers today appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The monthly consultative meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governors on the platform of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) scheduled to hold on Wednesday was suspended as the governors failed to turn up. According to a source at the party headquarters, the non attendance of the governors at []The post APC Govs shun NWC monthly meeting appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
An International group (NGO), International Peace Commission (IPC), with affiliation to the United Nations has condemned the killing at Ozubulu, St. Philips Catholic Church in Ekwusigo Local government area of Anambra state describing it a gruesome murder of innocent Nigerians. The Church was attacked by some unknown gunmen at the early morning Sunday mass a []The post Ozubulu Killing: NGO condemns action, calls it gruesome murder appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Tuesday received the report of the Partys six-member fact-finding and reconciliation committee on Bauchi State at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja. The report, submitted by the Committee Chairman, Minister of Labor and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, accompanied by other committee members: []The post APC: Fact finding committee on Bauchi state submits report appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The national president Arewa Youth Grand Alliance, Alhaji Inuwa Idris has cautioned the secretary general of the Katsina state Progressive Youth Alliance, Mr. Abdullahi Marusa over what he calls disparaging his Royal highness, Alhaji Abdulmumuni Usman and the entire Katsina emirate. Alhaji Inuwa quoted a story published in the Daily Trust on-line edition of 13th []The post Group cautioned for disparaging northern leaders appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Raila Odinga, the leader of Kenyas opposition alliance Nasa has announced that he will challenge the results of the disputed presidential election in the Supreme Court. Reading from a statement at press conference in Nairobi, Mr Odinga said: We have now decided to move to the Supreme Court to lay bare to the world the []The post Kenya elections: Opposition to challenge results in court appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
United States President Donald Trump has commended North Korea for calling off its missile attack on the US military base in Guam. Trump expressed his delight on Twitter, saying it was a wise decision. He said: Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been []The post Donald Trump commends North Korea for backing down on Missile Attack appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on national officers of political parties to address challenges hindering capacity and efficiency of the parties in the country. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the call at the opening of a two-day capacity workshop for Legal Advisers, Organising Secretaries and Treasurers of political parties on []The post INEC tasks political parties on challenges hindering their capacities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Chairman Lagos State House Committee on Health and the member representing Epe Constituent II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Segun Olulade has urged governments at all levels to involve youths in policy formulation, saying youths are the greatest asset any country can have. He said this at the Lagos State University Students []The post Restructuring: Lawmaker, others counsel LASU students on roles appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Moshood Oshun, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is still cleaning the mess created by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) two years after the party took over power. According to Oshun, in 16 years, the PDP missed the chance to make Nigeria great. []The post APC still cleaning PDPs mess, 2 years after, says Oshun appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Chief Ebere Ubani is the President-General of Igbo-speaking community in Lagos State. To him, restructuring the country to true federalism remains the only way forward that will ensure economic recovery and development. In this exclusive interview, Chief Ubani said he believes in restructuring, fiscal federalism and devolution of power as the only way forward for []The post True federalism, only way forward for Nigeria -Ubani appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
People with runny rose narrate ordeal Owing to low immune system during the rainy season, Nigerians have been enjoined to protect themselves against cold, especially the children who are more vulnerable to cold even as people with runny nose narrate their ordeal. Runny nose which is described by experts as seasonal rhinitis or inflammation of []The post Protect yourself against cold, Nigerians told appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
To sanitise the drug distribution system in the country, the Federal Government has been urged, as a matter of necessity, to immediately begin the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guideline (NDDG) without further delay. Pharmacists under the aegis of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State Branch, who made the appeal, []The post ACPN demands immediate implementation of National Drug Distribution Guideline appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nige 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
In its resolve to stimulate hard work and academic excellence in the nations education system, Nigerias leading pharmaceutical company, Fidson Healthcare Plc, through its Astymin brand, has rewarded 200 best-performing children in its 2017 edition of Astymin Brilliance Reward (ABR) competition. The 200 primary six pupils drawn from different public and private primary schools across []The post Fidson rewards 200 brilliant children in Astymin competition appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nig 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
As Nigeria lacks local capacity to produce ACTs The gaps in the knowledge of the right and recommended anti-malaria drugs, even among the educated ones, show that Nigeria still has a long way to go in defeating malaria and the need to intensify awareness about the ailment. Worldwide, malaria has been described as a []The post Use of monotherapies increasing malaria burden in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Assigns portfolios to 2 ministers, inaugurates 15 perm secs Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has given reasons for the Federal Governments ongoing reforms in the economy, saying that the reforms are geared at enhancing financial prudence, integrity and transparency. Osinbajo, who stated this at the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed permanent secretaries, and assigning []The post Why we are implementing major economic reforms Osinbajo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Mikel back in action for Tianjin Teda John Obi Mikel has put his injury woes behind him by making a successful return to first team action for Chinese club Tianjin Teda. The Super Eagles midfielder played the full 90 minutes of Tianjins 2-0 loss at home to Hebei CFFC on Monday afternoon. It was the []The post Nigerian Players Abroad appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
UEFA trimmed her original shortlist of 10 down to three on Tuesday, with Monaco starlet, Kylian Mbappe and former Manchester United frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic among the seven players to miss the cut. CRISTIANO Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon have been nominated for the UEFAs Player of the Year award. The three-player shortlist was selected []The post UEFA Award: Ronaldo, Buffon, Messi Names Shortlisted appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
After conquering the tracks for over a decade, athletics legend Usain Bolt is believed to be muting other ideas in sport and that includes playing football. The Jamaican is expected to line out alongside legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at Old Trafford on September 2 Aside being an ardent Manchester United fan, there []The post Usain Bolt Set To Play For Manchester United appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has concluded arrangement to establish a Global Commission on the Future of Work. ILO Director-General, Mr. Guy Ryder said this in Abuja. In a statement by by the Director General, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder, the commission would be launched on Aug. 21; and the names of commission members would be []The post ILO to establish global commission for future work appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 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 in recognition of the hard work and contributions of staff rolled out unprecedented promotions across board, moving up over 3000 staff members in spite []The post First Bank Promotes 3000 Staff Despite Recession appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
In order to contribute its quota to the promotion of made in Nigeria products, Balkeem Nigeria Limited, foremost manufacturers of Ijebulawa, a refined and well packaged garri product in the country has introduced another hygienically packaged garri into the market. Igbokwenu, a brand of yellow garri, is specifically packaged for the consumers especially those from []The post Igbokwenu: Hygienically packaged yellow garri enters Nigerian market available in Shoprite, Spa, Games, others appeared fi 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Nigerias currency, the naira is losing the momentum it was gathering against the dollar. The development follows lack of dollar sale by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Monday The naira has had a somewhat steady rise since February this year after the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN started a weekly intervention in the []The post The Naira Is Crashing Against dollar appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has said that they are not afraid of fighting against Hausa people in order to actualise Biafra. He spoke through Chinasa Nworu who is the directorate of state of the group who also lashed out at Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state for preaching in []The post If it comes to war, Biafrans will defend themselves Nnamdi Kanu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has said that if President Muhammadu Buhari and his Senior Special Assistant to the Garba Shehu are willing to learn the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, can arrange a course for them and tutor them on the subject-how to grow your economy to be the largest in []The post If Buhari, Garba Shehu are willing to learn PDP will tutor them Reno Omokri appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
A corp member,Joseph Esu,who is serving in Gombe took to Facebook to lavish northerners with praise for their kind gesture. According to him,he was scared when he was posted to the north but the love northerners showed him has changed perception of them.He wrote I rememberd d first time I discovered that I was posted []The post We In The South Need To Start Loving Northerners, Theyre Cool Gombe Corper appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, says the Senate is ready to create laws that will prohibit jungle justice and hate speeches in Nigeria If you have formed the habit of making hate speeches, this is time to kill it before the law catches up with you. The Senate will speed up the passage of the Anti-Hate []The post Its Time For Laws Against Jungle Justice, Hate Speech Saraki appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo says the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A. Adeboye, has touched more lives than politicians have done in the country. Obasanjo said this while delivering a speech at the book presentation of Pastor E.A. Adeboye: His Life and Calling which held at the Auditorium of []The post Pastor Adeboye Has Touched More Lives Than Politicians Ex-President Obasanjo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The lawmaker spoke in Lagos while reacting to the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) nationwide. Senator Oluremi Tinubu on Tuesday called for declaration of a state of emergency in Nigerias education sector. We have to declare a state of emergency on education in this country, Tinubu told newsmen []The post ASUU Strike: Tinubu Calls For State Of Emergency On Education appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison Madueke has denied stealing Nigerias money. I do not know the basis on which the EFCC has chosen to say that I am the owner of these funds as no evidence was provided to me before the order was obtained, and they have not, in fact, served me []The post Diezani Speaks Out I Never Stole Nigerias Money appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has lambasted Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, for saying no capital project was completed under Jonathan. He stated that the only federal university in Katsina state was built by the last administration. Federal University Dutsin, Katsina, is one of the []The post Jonathan built the only federal university in Buharis State Omokri blasts Shehu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 
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