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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [25 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Friday 25 August, 2017.


Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The federal government has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to sanction any radio or television station that broadcasts hate speech, as part of efforts to stem the growing tide in the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, directed in Abuja on Thursday at the 3rd Annual Lecture Series of the []The post Hate Speech: FG orders NBC to sanction erring stations appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Instruments of Ratification for a number of agreements covering Anti-Corruption, Tax Admin & Intellectual Property Protection. He noted that todays ratification of Agreements is an important step, in line with the delivery of our Anti-Corruption & Economic Diversification Vision. The President added that he has directed all relevant Government []The post President Buhari Signs Bilateral Agreement On Anti-Corruption, Tax Admin appeared first on Da 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Guess the rodents will not have a place to invade again. Work has begun in earnest at the presidential villa in Abuja following the return of president Muhammadu Buhari. It was reported that the president will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence. According to []The post Work Begins At The Presidential Villa In Abuja After Rats Infestation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Eminent Nigerians, including the Sultan of Sokoto, have said that dialogue remains the only viable tool to transform Nigeria to the benefit of its citizens than the call for divided Nigeria. Sultan Alhaji Saahad Abubakar, former Justice of the Federation, Justice Alpha Belgore, as well as former Governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomohle all []The post Restructuring: Sultan, Belgore, Oshiomhole, condemns call for Nigerias break up appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Chief Chika Nwokedi is the president general, Igbo cultural group, Ndi Igbo Buru Out. A philanthropist and Igbo leader in Lagos, Nwokedi in this interview with INIOBONG IWOK, speaks on the Biafra agitation, the Buhari administration among others. ******The Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha recently said that the Biafra agitation by Nnamdi Kanu and []The post Lack of unity, Igbos greatest problem-Nwokedi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The new Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon Mathew Kolawole has set up a five man committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the attack on the Assembly on the 1st of August by some yet to be arrested thugs. The members who unanimously condemned the invasion that led to []The post Kogi Assembly attacks; Speaker inaugurates committee appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The people Democratic Party (PDP) may reconstitute caretaker committees in the seven states whose state executives were dissolved during the non elective national convention of the party, held in Abuja recently. A source in the party and a former executive member in Lagos State, told The Daily Times, on condition of anonymity that the headquarter []The post PDP may reconstitute caretaker committees next week appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Senates Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Francis Alimikhena has described the presidential broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari as a national task and a wakeup call on all Nigerians and not only the security agencies or government. Reacting to the presidential speech, the Edo North Senator in a statement signed by his Personal Assistant, Benjamin Atu, said []The post Senator Alimikhena charges Nigerians on peaceful co-existence appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Election Working Group (NEWG) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to engage stakeholders and come up with reasonable conditions for registered political parties to access ballot in future elections. The Convener of NEWG, Prof. Adele Jinadu, gave the advice during a news conference after the groups second technical meeting in Abuja. []The post Group advises INEC on conditions for parties to access ballot appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
After One Hundred and Four Days of spiritual battle in the Spirit World, the divinely-anointed President Muhammadu Buhari, victoriously triumphed over all Forces of Darkness and returned ALIVE to his beloved Country, Nigeria, at noon on Saturday, 19th August, 2017, to the tumultuous welcome of patriotic citizens but to the shame and bewilderment of his []The post BUHARIS ANTAGONISTS HAVE FAILED AGAIN; HES ALIVE TO PURGE NIGERIA OF CORRUPTION! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
.Says security, education and youths dev. Remains priority Candidate of the peoples democratic party in the September gubernatorial election in Anambra state professor Akolisa Nnanyelugo Ufodike, has said that security, education and youth development remains at the core of his partys candidacy and that all three are shared values of the PDP and will therefore []The post Anambra Guber; PDP Candidate Unveils Winning Strategy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Federal Government has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to sanction any radio or television station that broadcasts hate speech, as part of efforts to stem the growing tide in the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, directed in Abuja on Thursday (Yesterday) at the 3rd Annual Lecture Series of []The post Hate Speech: FG orders NBC to sanction erring stations appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
On Monday, a presidential source told TheCable that President Muhammadu Buhari who just returned after a three-month medical vacation in London will be working from his residence in Aso Rock. The reason given for this was renovations in the presidents office. However, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and []The post Rodents Invasion: FG Budgeted N4.9bn For Environmental Services In Aso Rock appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
A female Muslim pilgrim from Igala-mela local government area of Kogi state, Hajiya Asmau Iyawo Abdullahi has died of an illness while performing this years hajj in Mecca. The states Hajj Commission chairman, Shiekh Lukman Abdullahi Imam, who announced the death while giving an update of the Hajj exercise in Mecca, said the pilgrim died []The post Asmau Iyawo Abdullahi, Nigerian Pilgrim Dies In Mecca (Photo) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Esther Demshak, the girlfriend of an upcoming comedian, Chinedu Paul (also known as MC Think2ce), who was lynched by members of a vigilantegroup in Ikorodu in July, tried unsuccessfully to stop the tears as she spoke to a reporter recently. He was not a cult member. I didnt even know what Badoo meant until he []The post Analysis: Impunity, law enforcement inadequacies blamed for rising cases of jungle justice appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Nigerian university system, once a beckon of hope for young Nigerians at independence and even immediate post independence is now fast losing its glory. To say the least, the Ivory Towers are hemorrhaging, challenged by all manners of crises, including funding, poor infrastructure, social disarticulation, lack of motivation, endemic financial and academic corruption; nepotism, etc. []The post ASUU STRIKE: The unending pains of lecturers and students in the nations Ivory Towers appeared first on 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
As part of efforts to alleviate plight ofpeople in the Northeast, pharmacists in the country under the aegis of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), have donated drugs and food items worth over N50 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Damaturu, Yobe state. President of PSN, Pharm Ahmed Yakasai, in a statement made available toThe []The post PSN donates N50m worth of medicines, food items to Yobe IDPs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
To eliminate incidence of malaria in pregnancy and its adverse effects on unborn babies, the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), has partnered the Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) to tackle the scourge in Nigeria. NMEP urged HEWAN to step up awareness on the dangers of malaria in pregnancy by constantly reminding pregnant women of []The post NMEP, Health Writers unite against malaria in pregnancy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Except Nigeria places nutrition on its top priority list, experts in the field say malnutrition will not only continue to have increased devastating impact on the physical and mental development of her children, it will also deny the country of sound and visionary leaders that could lead the nation to greatness. Government can do this, []The post Prioritise nutrition to save 10m children from mental deformity, experts urge FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has stressed the need for a vibrant, trained and equipped Police in the country to guarantee security and peace for accelerated national development. The governor, who stated this on Wednesday during the Governors Forum session at the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos said []The post Nigeria needs well trained, equipped police Ganduje appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Organized Labour in Imo State has warned the state government to discard its proposal to relocate workers in the state to rural areas, in addition to its plan to convert the state secretariat to other uses than that for which it was erected. In a letter to Governor Rochas Okorocha dated 21st August, 2017 []The post Labour warns Okorocha over relocation of workers to rural areas appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Kogi State House of Assembly yesterday locked out Journalists who went to cover their proceeding during the sitting saying they are not important. Journalists were at the assembly yesterday to cover the proceeding but were turned back by the security agents just as the main entrance to the gallery was locked during sitting. The security []The post Kogi Assembly locks out journalists, says media is unimportant appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Seeks for referendum over calls for secession Eighty-eight days after, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has suspended their three months quite notice issued to the Ndigbo resident in the Northern part of the country. In a world press conference organised by the coalition in Abuja on Thursday, the spokesperson for the group, Abdulrazak Suleiman, []The post 88 days after, Northern Group withdraws quit notice to Ndigbo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
*Attributes it to data centre challenge Following complaints by 9mobile subscribers over poor and non-existing network services for about seven days in Lagos and environs, the Emerging Market Telecommunications Services Ltd.,(EMTS) trading as 9mobile, confirmed distruption to its services. The Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, 9mobile, Mr. Ibrahim Dikko disclosed this in a statement []The post 9mobile confirms network disruption appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that 68 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to troops in Borno in the last three weeks. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu said that the military had intensified campaign through coordinated air and land offensive []The post 68 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to army appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
.Okays legal assistance in criminal, civil, commercial matters .Endorses extradition, prosecution of citizens with ill-gotten wealth Nigerias anti-corruption crusade gained a major boost on Thursday as President Muhammadu Buhari signed three key agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and three other countries. This will now make it possible for Nigeria to extradite and prosecute []The post Anti-graft war gets bite as Buhari signs 3 bilateral agreements appeared first on Daily Times Niger 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Nigerian businessmen seeking visas from Thailand Embassy have narrated their alleged extortions, indiscriminate visa denials and other forms of fraudulent practices by a consular officer of the embassy. The Daily Times further gathered that a Thailand Consular officer, Mr Sakeson Sarobol, has allegedly shortchanged Nigerians and other West African countries through a dubious visa application []The post Alleged visa scam: How Thailand consular officer defrauds Nigerians appeared first on Daily Ti 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Ondo State on Wednesday advised Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu not to play politics with the workers salaries and emoluments. Giving the advice in Akure the Ondo State capital, during a stakeholders meeting, the APDA Chairman in the state, Chief Banji Akinkuowo said that APDA was worried over the controversial []The post Ondo APDA to Akeredolu: Dont play politics with workers salaries appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Alexis Sanchez is willing to play his first English Premier League game for Arsenal this season against Liverpool on Sunday. Alexis Sanchez has not played for Arsenal this season. Manager, Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday, according to Sky News. Arsenal will travel to Anfield for a 4pm kickoff clash against a red-hot Liverpool who defeated []The post EPL: Wenger Confirms Sanchez Willing To Return Against Liverpool appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Pot 1 contains the title holders and the champions of the top seven associations based on their 2016 UEFA country coefficients.[4] If the title holders are one of the champions of the top seven associations, the champions of the association ranked eighth are also seeded into Pot 1. Pot 2, 3 and 4 contain the []The post UEFA Champions League Draw Today At 5pm European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Declares N0.20 Per Share Interim Dividend ..African Subsidiaries Contribute 32% of the Groups Earnings The Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced its audited half year financial results ended June 30, 2017, showing remarkable performance across major metrics. UBA grew its gross earnings for the period by 34.5 percent to []The post UBA Delivers Stellar Performance in Half-Year 2017, Grows Profit by 66% appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
.To add 700 MW to national grid Mr. Xiao Nie, Deputy Project Manager, CNEEC-Sinohydro Consortium, the Chinese firm handling the project, has said. Deputy Project Manager, CNEEC-Sinohydro Consortium, the Chinese firm handling the project, Mr. Xiao Nie, has said that the $1.29 billion Zungeru hydroelectric power plant project will be completed in 2020. He said []The post Chinese firm, set to deliver $1.29bn Zungeru plant appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The verification of the N67billion Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) debt claims, which the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos) submitted to the Advisory Power Team (APT) of the Office of the Vice President, has saved the federal government a whopping N41,415,488,965. In its report dated June, 2017, the team recommended that N25,994,511,035bn be paid to []The post FG saves N41bn from DisCos debt claims appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
As part of giving back to the society, LGD entertainment held its maiden edition of an initiative tagged Ajegunle to the World project at the Abayomi Hall, Ajegunle last weekend with the major motive of educating the residence of the area. According to the CEO of LGD entertainment Mr John Enabudoso who disclosed exclusively to []The post LGD Entertainment unveils Ajegunle to the world project appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The disruption was a result of network outage in one of its data centres. They have also issued apologies while explaining that the fault has been rectified Have you been finding it difficult making a call on your 9mobile network lately' Some people have complained of not being able to use their data network, send []The post 9mobile Confirms Network Disruption appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
The President and founder of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, has set aside N200 billion to establish a world-class university in Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the proposal has since been delivered to the National Universities Commission, NUC. A former Executive Secretary of the NUC, Julius Okojie, who is the chairman of the technical team for []The post Dangote To Establish A Private University In Abuja, Earmarks N200 Billion appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
DANGOTE Group, yesterday, in Minna, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niger State Government for the establishment of a fully integrated sugar complex, worth $450 million (about N166 billion), in the state, a boost to governments backward integration policy towards attaining self-sufficiency in sugar production. President of the Group, Aliko Dangote, said on completion, []The post Dangote, Niger State sign N166bn MoU on sugar production appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeri 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Burna Boyis set to bring down the roof and raise the standard and quality of shows this December with #TheBurnaBoyShow The Live Concert, powered byBavent Street Live,will see the highly talented Afro Fusion King Burna Boy thrill the audience with his exceptional array of songs and onstage presence. With plans to cap the year off []The post Bavent Street live presents the Burna boy show appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Award-winning photographer and newly-turned music video director Shola Animashaun has finally released the snippet to his much talked about directorial debut for a song titled Morenikeji by urban-highlife singer Konstant. In the short clip, popular comedian and Nollywood star Woli Arole can be seen with Konstant and a few others; dressed in National Youth Service []The post Shola Animashaun Releases Snippet to Directorial Debut for Music Video Morenikeji appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Ni 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Veteran Nollywood actress Eucharia Anunobi has confirmed news that she lost her teenage child, Raymond, to sickle cell anemia. Speaking to NetNG on the phone, the actress said her son had passed to be with Jesus. She said: My son has gone to our place of origin (heaven) to be with our daddy Jesus, waiting []The post My son has gone to be with Jesus Eucharia Anunobi confirms Passing of Only Child appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Mike Dada is the executive producer of All African Music Awards (AFRIMA); in this interview, he spoke to CHARLES OKOGENE, on the challenges of organising the award, the preparations for this years edition and what to expect from the award which is scheduled for November. Can you capture for us how the journey of []The post For us at AFRIMA we will believe music is a universal language-Mike Dada appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to come up with a better argument in the debate for freedom. Kanu said this on Wednesday in Abia state while reacting to Buharis marching order to security agencies to tackle the excesses of secessionist groups, including IPOB. The president []The post Defeat Me With Superiority Of Your Argument Not With AK47 Nnamdi Kanu To PMB appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Governor Ayodele Fayose has said that he stood by his position on the health of Buhari when he was on medical treatment abroad. The governor said that there is so much to be done in the country such that a sick President might be unable to attend to them, adding that Buhari should be allowed []The post Buhari went into Coma on July 6th, He needs to return to Daura, to rest Fayose appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 25 Aug 2017
Popular Yoruba actress, Arike Akinyanju Best, is currently bereaved as she has just lost her loving grandmother who died at the age of 109years. To many, her grandma has really enjoyed life for her to have lived for such a long age but to her, she believes her grandma was killed by unknown witches and []The post Arike Akinyanju: Witches Killed My 109-Year-Old Grandma appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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