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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday 23 August, 2017.


Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Worried at the level of water contamination in the Niger Delta region, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Federal government through its ministry of Water Resources has developed a water safety plan that will help protect communities from taking contaminated water within the region. This was disclosed yesterday by UNICEF Water []The post UNICEF, FG develop safety plan to tackle water contamination in NDelta appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fro 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
No fewer than thirty-six public schools facilities were reportedly vandalized in the last one month across the state by suspected hoodlums who are currently operating in the nooks and cranny of the state. Though no arrest has been made, but the state Commissioner for Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie who confirmed the activities of yet unidentified []The post Delta Uncovers 36 Public Schools Vandalized In One Month, Raises The Alarm Of Frequent Act appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fr 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
National Publicity Secretary of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop (Dr.) Emma Gospel Isong, has chastised Nigerian governments at all levels, the political elite and other Nigerians over comments and activities (jubilations) made on the arrival of President Mohammed Buhari after spending over 100 days outside Nigeria for medical vacation. Bishop Isong who is the []The post Cleric chastises political elites, other Nigerians over comment on Buharis return appeared first on Daily Times 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Says cancellation was a mistake, regrettable Varsities to charge N2,000 per candidate JAMB slashes varsity cut-off point to 120 Stakeholders hail reintroduction of exercise The Federal Government on Tuesday made a U-Turn and ordered the reintroduction of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening exercise that was cancelled in the 2015/2016 []The post FG makes U-turn, reintroduces post-UTME screening appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
16 four-bedroom terrace at PH valued at N928m 13 three-bedroom at Abuja valued at N650m 6 flats of three-bedroom at Ikoyi valued at N805million 21 housing units in Yaba, Lagos valued at N937million The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered that 56 properties in Lagos, River States, Abuja which []The post Diezani loses 56 properties worth N2.6bn to FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Tussle for party ticket, interest may tear APC apart Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwals promoters begin horse trading Plot against Magu heightens over dossiers on politicians The sudden arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria on Saturday has changed the permutations on whether he will recontest in 2019 or the acceptable candidate that may []The post 2019: Buharis sudden return changes permutations on APC Presidential ticket appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Contrary to the social media report, the Heritage Bank Plc is not under investigation by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The social media had alleged that the operatives of the commission raided the head office of the bank in Lagos on Tuesday, claiming that an official of the bank was []The post Heritage Bank not under investigation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said that the bank deployed various import-substitution strategies since 2014 in order to save the economy from collapse. Emefiele who made this declaration in a keynote address titled, The Dilemma of Monetary Policy During a Recession: Potential Options for Nigeria, at the []The post How we save economy from collapse Emefiele appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has cautioned the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode on his call on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign and go home as well his other vitriolic attacks on his person. The BMSG specifically described the call by Fani-Kayode as unpatriotic. The group, in a press statement signed by []The post Stop your unpatriotic attack on Buhari, group tells Fani-Kayode appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Chief of Defence Staff, Maj. Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has said that the secret service of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was among the issues discussed at the meeting which President Muhammadu Buhari had with members of the national security council. The meeting lasted three hours. Maj. Gen. Olonisakin said the service chiefs updated []The post IPOB dominates National Security Council meeting appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will complete the Second Niger Bridge and fix roads in the South-East. Adesina stated this on Tuesday when a coalition of South East Youth visited the Presidential Villa in Abuja to declare support for Buhari. []The post Okechukwu Buhari ll complete Second Niger Bridge, fix South East roads Adesina appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
*Says governing party using restructure to delude Nigerians for votes The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said that the change mantra of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed woefully, hence its (APCs) latest decision to back the restructuring of the country as a way to further delude and buy the votes of []The post PDP to APC: Your change mantra has failed woefully appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Osita Chidoka Campaign Organization, OCCO, has thanked all members of the United Progressive Party (UPP) and delegates to the last Saturdays governorship primary for their overwhelming support for Chief Osita Chidoka, leading to his emergence as the partys candidate for the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election. The OCCO, in a statement by its []The post Anambra Guber: We are working hard to win, says Osita Chidoka Campaign appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from N 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Members of the All Progressive congress (APC) in Eti-Osa constituency 1 have kicked against the imposition of candidates for the September 16 by-election in ward E of the consistency by the party leaders. The aggrieved members who staged a protest to express their displeasure against the alleged plan of some party leaders to impose candidates []The post APC members protest imposition of candidates by party leaders appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
As all preparation kick start towards the 2019 general election, the incumbent governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun and the former governor of the state, Segun Osoba has gone into political war in the state over delegate list. The aggrieved Osoba faction led by the Chairman, Ogun state Central Senatorial District, Kunle Adesina, took their []The post 2019: Amosun, Osoba disagree over delegate list in Ogun state appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
As all preparation kick start towards the 2019 general election, the incumbent governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun and the former governor of the state, Segun Osoba has gone into political war in the state over delegate list. The Osoba aggrieved faction led by the Chairman, Ogun state Central Senatorial District, Kunle Adesina took their []The post 2019: Amosun, Osoba disagree over delegate list in Ogun State appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Senior special assistant to the President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, has explained why the President is currently working from his home office after returning from a long medical vacation in London. Speaking to Thisday, Shehu said the Presidents main office was devastated by rodents, who caused damage a lot of damage []The post Rodents caused a lot of damage to the furniture and air conditioning units Shehu Garba on why Pres. Buharis office is undergoing renovation appeared 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health has spent over 4 billion in the on- going humanitarian crisis in the North East region of Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole made this statement during the Commemoration of the 2017 World Humanitarian Day in Abuja recently. Prof. Adewole noted that 4 billion []The post FG spends N4bn on projects in North-East region appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Wife of Ondo State governor, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has said that breast cancer has killed more women across Nigeria than is actually being reported. Akeredolu, a breast cancer survivor, spoke during the inauguration of the Lagos Chapter of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria in Ikeja. She said that without proper awareness on the dangers []The post Breast cancer killing more women than actually being reportedAkeredolu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) said it has trained over 500 staff on Lassa fever, as two more doctors tested positive in the hospital as at Monday. According to the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof Chris Bode, the trained personnel were taken through various aspects of the contagious ailment. The importance of a high index []The post LUTH trains 500 staff for emergency on Lassa fever appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has challenged governments at all tiers to show more responsibility in meeting its statutory obligations and duties to the people in providing them with basic needs. Adams who is also the founder and Chief Promoter of Gani Adams Foundation gave the charge at []The post Gani Adams challenges govts on fulfilling its obligations to citizens appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) in collaboration with the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), will host in Lagos hundreds of key players in the African and global Internet industry sector at the 27th public policy meeting of AFRINIC, regional Internet registry for Africa. The event tagged. AFRINIC 27, which is held annually is a []The post Lagos to host 27th public policy meeting of AFRINIC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) in collaboration with the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), will host in Lagos hundreds of key players in the African and global Internet industry sector at the 27th public policy meeting of AFRINIC, regional Internet registry for Africa. The event tagged. AFRINIC 27, which is held annually is a []The post Lagos to host 27th public policy meeting of AFRINIC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Nigerian startup ecosystem has being alluded as having the capacity of become the strong catalytic force for sustainable economic growth, and even producing the like of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Pantami, made this remark at []The post Nigeria closer to producing similar Zuckerberg Pantami appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world. When activated, the backdoor allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data. However,Kaspersky Lab has alerted NetSarang, the vendor of the affected software; and it has promptly removed the malicious []The post Kaspersky Lab uncovers how attackers compromise companies software appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
.As factions remain adamant Efforts by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, resolve the crisis rocking the Kwara State chapter of the party with a view to reconciling members of the warring factions yesterday failed to achieve the desired results. The failure of the national leadership of the opposition party to broker []The post Makarfi, PDP leaders failed to resolve partys crisis in Kwara appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Chairman/CEO, Sabre Network NMC, West Africa, Mr. Gbenga Olowo has confirmed he will speak speak at the second edition of Akwaaba Travel Market Aviation Day scheduled to hold at Eko Hotel and suites Victoria Island, Lagos, from Sept. 10-12, 2017. According to a statement by the organizers of the ATM, Olowo, who is also the []The post Akwaba: Olowo to speak on commercial aviation accident-free year. appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Certification of the Nigerias aerodromes would reduce insurance premium for the airline operators, President, Airport Council International (ACI), Saleh Dunoma, has said. In an interview with journalists, Dumoma said that insurance premium for operators in Nigeria, which ranked amongst the highest in the world, will most likely be reduced. The ACI boss said it would []The post Airport certification ill reduce insurance premiumFAAN boss appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Plateau State Governor Mr. Simon Lalong, on Monday, said his administration was committed to reviving ailing industries in the state with a view to creating jobs and reducing poverty. He said Plateau was desirous to partner Dangote Group towards realising this goal. The governor stated this in Lagos, when he led a team of top []The post Plateau, Dangote partner to revive ailing industries appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov won his first Masters 1000 title by beating Australias Nick Kyrgios in straight sets in the Cincinnati Open final. World number 11 Dimitrov, 26, broke once in each set to beat his 22-year-old opponent, ranked 23rd, 6-4 7-5. Kyrgios, also attempting to win his first Masters 1000 title, hit 31 unforced errors []The post Cincinnati Open: Dimitrov wins first Masters 1000 title appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Sierra Leone Football Associations president Isha Johansen has been ordered by the countrys High Court to stop running the countrys football affairs until their legitimacy to govern has been proved. Latest media reports suggest that Johansen has been temporarily stopped after the court has granted the injunction at the request of some SLFA members. The []The post Sierra Leone High Court sacks FA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Arsenal have sent defensive duo Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall to Birmingham City on season-long loan deals. Jenkinson, who has been on the Gunners books since 2011, only made five appearances in all competitions last season, having spent the previous two seasons on loan with West Ham. Birmingham confirmed on Monday the 25-year-old will spend []The post Arsenal send Jenkinson, Bramall to Birmingham appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Diego Costa has described Antonio Contes decision to inform him by text he was not part of Chelseas plans as a moment of madness and called the Chelsea boss disrespectful. The Spain international striker is absent without leave in Brazil, the country of his birth, and wants to join former club Atletico Madrid after the []The post Costa slams Conte over text message appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Rwandas Football Association (Ferwafa) is preparing to finalise its bid to host the 2019 Under-17 World Cup. The Ferwafa president Vincent Nzamwita insists the country is capable of hosting a tournament of such a stature. We have already submitted a formal request to Fifa to host the event and they have registered us and sent []The post Rwanda bid for 2019 Under-17 World Cup appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The victorious Team Nigeria Police to the just concluded World Police Games (WPG) in the United States of America where they won 5gold, 4silver and 2bronze medals are back in the country aboard Lufthansa Airline that touched down at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport at 4.30pm Nigeria time on Monday. Nigeria Police Force Director of []The post WPG: Victorious Team Nigeria Police returns appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung has praised the senior womens national basketball team, the DTigress for their outstanding performance so far at the FIBA Womens Afrobasket 2017 currently holding in Bamako, Mali. DTigress thrashed their counterparts from Egypt by 106 points to 72 in the third game of their Group B fixture []The post Dalung thumbs up resilient DTigress, Eagles appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Action continued today at the maiden Chamberlain Squash Open holding at the prestigious Lagos Country Club Ikeja. The tournament which opened on Sunday with some qualifying matches is the brainchild of Mr Chamberlain Usoh who is the sponsor in conjunction with the Nigeria Squash Federation. Top seeded players from the UK and Nigeria are participating []The post Winners emerge in Chamberlain Squash Open appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Barcelona are reportedly close to signing Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Michael Seri. Reports reveal Barca are expected to complete a move for the Nice player in the coming days. The Elephants man has a 40m buyout clause which the Catalan giants will take advantage of, with Seris arrival expected to edge veteran Andres Iniesta closer to []The post Barca set to sign Seri appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Paul Pogba is the best midfielder in the world and will win the Ballon dOr in the next five years, according to Manchester United and France team-mate Anthony Martial. The former Juventus star has started the new season in fine form, scoring in 4-0 wins against West Ham and Swansea City to leave United top []The post Martial backs Pogba for Ballon dOr appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Total number of 12 listed companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) are currently facing the challenge of meeting free float deficiency. While some companies were yet to close the free float gab on or before the ended period granted them by the NSE, others have not demonstrated commitment to comply with regulatory requirement []The post More listed companies battle with free float deficiency appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Emirates said it will be operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj. The carrier also disclosed that it would be operating Emirates will be operating 45 additional flights to Jeddah and 12 additional flights to Medina []The post Emirates deploys extra flights to Lagos for hajj appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
As part of efforts to reposition aviation agencies, and with the belief that a well-motivated workforce would result in improved service delivery and optimum productivity, the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has approved the massive clearance of promotion backlogs in the agencies. According to the Minister, the approval has been given in order []The post FG approves mass promotion, postings and redeployment in aviation agencies appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dikko Radar has urged the Federal Government to make entrepreneurship a full course from primary to the degree levels to curb corruption in the country. He made this call during a visit by the Cordinator, Student for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE), Amagu []The post SMEDAN tasks FG on entrepreneurial studies appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Nigerias new telecommunications brand, 9mobile, has partnered with Africas Talking to empower software solutions developers and Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) with access to telecommunications infrastructure through mobile communication Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). 9mobiles partnership with Africas Talking, a Pan-African company focused on providing developers with an easy and reliable way to access telecommunications infrastructure, []The post 9mobile, Africas Talking, 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
In a bid to meet customers demand in power supply, theIbadan Electricity Distribution Company, yesterday, said it had completed the renovation of Sawmill 3x15MVA, 33/11KV and Agba Dam 2x15MVA,33/11KV Injection Substations in Kwara State. This was even as the company reached out to its franchise area, engaging several community leaders and members in the process []The post IBEDC rehabilitates Sawmill, Agba Dam injection substations appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Geometric Power/Aba Power Limited promises it will light up Aba, the commercial hub of the South East region five months from now. The next two months will be used to resolve its outstanding financial obligations, while the remaining three months will be used for servicing the machines which have been idle since 2013 when the []The post Geometric Power to light up Aba soon appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Contrary to a social media reports, Heritage Bank Plc is not under investigation by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). People on social media had alleged that the operatives of the commission raided the head office of the bank in Lagos on Tuesday, claiming that an official of the bank was []The post Heritage Bank not under investigation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017
The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), on Tuesday, shared N467.852billion to the three tiers of government including Value Added Tax (VAT). The total amount shared for the month of July was lower than the N570.584bn distributed for the June allocation in July. Chairman of FAAC and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said that the []The post FAAC: FG, states, LGAs share N467.8bn for July appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


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