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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 29 August, 2017.


Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Umar Buba Jibrin has constructed a fish market in Lokoja worth over N120million to ensure provision of fresh fish from the two rivers Niger and Benue to visitors and residents. Buba Jibrin, who represents Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency, said Lokoja, as the confluence of the two []The post Reps Deputy Leader constructs N120m fish market in Lokoja appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
A health communication consultant, Dr. Lawal Bakare, has called on Nigerian farmers to grow more nutritional crops that will address issues of malnutrition in line with the of government. Bakare, who made the call last week in Lokoja, said attention of most farmers were on production of tubers and cereals as cash crops instead of []The post Cultivate more nutritional crops, expert tells Nigerians appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
*Workers owed eight months salary *Airlines agents checked in passengers manually Flight activities were on Monday morning paralysed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, due a strike embarked upon by workers of a contractor to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the terminal. The contracting firm, Vanderlande Nigeria Ltd, which is []The post Contract workers paralyse activities at Lagos airport appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The federal government has declared Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4, as public holidays for Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), made the declaration on Monday in a statement issued in Abuja by the Director overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Dr Rufai Attahiru. Dambazau congratulated Muslims and urged all []The post #Eid-el-Kabir: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Details laterThe post Anambra PDP Guber Primaries: Prince John Emeka suspends participation, citing doctored delegate lists appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
A member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nwada Onyinye Chukwudi, has said that a primary motivation for her joining the separatist group was being swindled of a significant part of her salary as an Anambra state employee. In a video obtained by Daily Times, Chukwudi, who hails from Awkuzu in Oyi local government []The post IPOB goods seller: Nigeria is not feeding me, Ive a right to feed myself [VIDEO] appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The South-South/South-East Governors Forum which met in Port Harcourt on Sunday night, yesterday issued an eight-point communiqu agreeing to work together politically, align, and realign as a people that share a common heritage, culture, and affinity. In the communiqu which was signed by the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom, the []The post South-South/South-East Governors Forum agree to align politically appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
as Oduah, Uba others protests It was a tension soaked environment on Monday as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held its governorship primary to select its candidate for the November 18 Anambra state election in Awka, the state capital. The primary which was won by former Secretary to the state government under Mr. Peter []The post #AnambraDecides: Obaze, ex-Anambra SSG, wins PDP guber primary appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Barely one year to the governorship election in Osun State, has a former Chairman in Irewole Local Government Area of the State, Akogun (Dr.) Lere Oyewunmi declared his intention to run in the 2018 poll. Oyewunmi said he has the requisite experience, exposure and pedigree gained from the private business and executive positions to occupy []The post I have experience to be Osun Gov appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has called on leaders and stakeholders in the Southern part of the country to caution the Niger Delta Agitators (NDA), over threat of eviction of Yorubas resident in the region, warning that the backlash of such move may not be palatable. A group, the Niger Delta Agitators was widely reported []The post OPC warns against eviction threat to Yorubas by Niger Delta militants, attack on free speech appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
As the match towards the next governorship election draws closer in Osun State, the South-West spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Ayo Afolabi has expressed confidence that his party, the APC will win the election hands down, asserting that, we have no other competitor in the state. Afolabi, who made the assertion in []The post APC will win Osun governorship election in 2018, says S/West scribe appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Gbenga Ashafa has called on the Association of Community Pharmacists, to lead the charge in the fight against abuse of over the counter and prescription drugs. Ashafa who made the call as the chairman of the 2017 Edition of the Lagos Chapter of the Associations Day, was []The post Ashafa seeks support of professionals against drug abuse appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Prince Ayoade Adewopo, a 2018 PDP gubernatorial aspirant has charged teeming populace in Osun State to resist despair and focus on possibilities of a prosperous Osun State, even in the face of current socio- economic uncertainties. Prince Adewopo stated this in his message to the people of Osun State to commemorate the 26th anniversary of []The post Osun at 26: Keep Hope Alive, Adewopo Charges Osun Residents appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Olubadan of Ibadan land will now be the Imperial Majesty as the Oyo state government elevates 21 baales and high chiefs into the obas royal majesty class. Twenty-one newly elevated High Chiefs and Baales in Oyo State received beaded crowns and staff of office at the ancient Mapo Hall in Ibadan on Sunday. The []The post 21 New Oyo Obas Receive Staff Of Office appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Niger Delta militants have insisted that Yorubas and Northerners residing in the region must vacate before Nigeria celebrates its 57th Anniversary A Coalition of militants have warned Yorubas and Hausas residing in the Niger Delta to relocate from the oil-rich region before October 1. This flows the quit notice by Arewa youths asking Igbos to []The post October 1: Militants Insist Hausas, Yorubas Must Leave Niger Delta appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Northern Elders Forum has condemned the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for criticising the Federal Governments plan to re-arrest self-acclaimed IPOB leader, Kanu The president says Nigerias Unity Is Not Negotiable but it appears his statement has only strengthened the agitators resolve. The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, had accused the Federal []The post Northern Elders Attack Ohanaeze Over Kanu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
A group, the E-commerce Monitors of Nigeria(ecomoN) has upheld the risk-cutting strategy for online transactions adopted by Afripay.ng, the pioneer Escrow service company that protects the interests of both parties in the transaction. The commendation was contained in a media statement issued by chairman of the group, Mathew Joseph in Kaduna on Monday. The group []The post E-comerce: Group commends Afripay Payment solutions appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Asuncion, Paraguays capital city had never known nor held this volume of crowd. August 11-12, 2017 will remain a tale for many generations unborn. Hoteliers, local entrepreneurs, small chops and humanity businesses were on their toes while none related businesses shut down for two days for Nigerias international Prophet, healer and philanthropist, Temitope Balogun Joshua. []The post How South Americans celebrated TB Joshua in Paraguay appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The post Owerri market demolition: Zinox boss, Ekeh, donates N50m to victims appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
A twin in Ugep in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State, Abasifreke and Abasikanke, narrowly escaped being burnt to death in a kerosene explosion in the area. Though, they sustained different decrees of burnt, Daily Times gathered that the twin were rushed to the nearby University of Calabar Teaching Hospital where they are []The post Twins cheat death from kerosene explosion in CRiver appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
*Cannabis valued over N72 million seized the Nigerian Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A has seized 30 bags of expired foreign parboiled rice coming into Lagos through unauthorized routes. The controller in charge of the Zone, Comptroller Mohammed Uba who made the disclosure during a press briefing at the headquarters in Ikeja lamented []The post Customs impound expired bags of rice in Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
* Shuns entreaties from cabal over soft landing for them How EFCC findings nailed Oke on N13bn cash Sen Shehu Sani: President must do the needful, otherwise Strong indications have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari is about to wield the big stick against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal []The post Osibanjo report: Buhari resists pressure, set to punish Lawal, Oke appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Risks losing entire money in US court Court orders final forfeiture of Diezanis N7.6bn Charley Boy group demands her extradition Forty-six days after the United States Justice Department filed a $144 million forfeiture lawsuit to recover properties bought by Kolawole Aluko and Olajide Omokore, associates of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani []The post Diezani: 46 days after, FG yet to file appearance in $144m forfeiture suit appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
FG to curb road accident, non-communicable diseases The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has urged health partners to support the federal governments efforts in tackling the menace of non- communicable diseases in Nigeria noting that plans are under way to carry out survey that will ensure policy direction and planning. The minister made this []The post FG to curb road accident, non-communicable diseases appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Barcelona have completed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for an initial 96.8m fee, potentially rising to 135.5m. The French international forward arrived in Spain on Sunday and had his medical on Monday which he passed The French international arrived in Spain on Sunday and had his medical on Monday which he []The post BREAKING: Dembele Completes Barcelona Move appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Senior Womens Basketball team, DTigress went, saw and conquered in Bamako, Mali. The team will be without Coach Sam Vincent, Mfon Udoka, star player Evelyn Akhator and Nyingifa Atonye who have all left from Bamako to their various bases They emerged as deserved champions on Sunday at the 2017 Afrobasket championship for Ladies. []The post African Champions, DTigress To Arrive Lagos On Monday appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
*No, our economy is recovering fast Buhari No doubt, Nigeria is going through one of its worst economic crisis in the past decade. Virtually all areas of the economy are haemorrhaging, challenged by macro and micro issues, such as hyperinflation, poverty, infrastructure deficit, etc. Indeed, many households are finding it increasingly challenging to survive; they []The post Recession: Nigerians reeling under prolonged economic downturn Investigation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Reasons for the failure of reforms to kick-start may be due to the creation of the joint state/local government account; and the power of state Houses of assembly to regulate activities of the local governments, which one way or another counters the objective of LG autonomy. JOY EKEKE writes A reform of the local government []The post LG AUTONOMY: A tonic for labour at the grassroots appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed, says the company has obtained an estimated $2 billion for the rehabilitation of national grid infrastructure. The funds will also be used for the expansion of its transmission capacities up to 20,000MW within the next three years. Daily Times gathered that some []The post TCN obtains $2 bn for national grid infrastructure appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Managing Director, Afreximbank has said that the ongoing Depository offer of the Afreximbank, which has been launched in Nigeria, is in continuation of the banks earnings growth opportunities and developmental support to Nigeria. Speaking to Daily Times Nigeria in an interview in Lagos, Afreximbank Managing Director, Mr. Benedict Oramah said that during the era of []The post Afreximbank touching many lives Oramah appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Urges media to refrain from damaging publications The management of Oando Plc has said that two petitions filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleging gross abuse of corporate governance and financial mismanagement lack merit. A statement issued by the oil and gas company on Monday, August 28, 2017, and filed with the Nigerian []The post SECs petition lacks merit- Oando appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) is organising a five-day capacity building programme for senior officials of Ghana Deposit Protection Corporation (GDPC) as part of the NDICs efforts to assist member countries in the West African sub- region to comprehend the relevance of Deposit Insurance System (DIS) in ensuring financial system stability. Three officials of []The post NDIC takes capacity building to West Africa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
As Onu commissions N500m new data centre Nigerias commitment to technological development is gathering momentum as the countrys centre of capitalism has commissioned its world class data centre, setting the pace for sub-Saharan and other African markets. Nigerias Government demonstrated its commitment to technological development with the commissioning on Monday, the Nigerian Stock Exchanges (NSE) []The post FG lauds NSE over economic growth, capital formation appeared first on Daily Times Niger 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it has submitted the names of its nominees for the 29 man-committee for the negotiation of the new National Minimum Wage. NLC President Ayuba Wabba disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. It would be recalled that the Federal Executive Council had, on May 25, []The post Minimum wage: NLC confirms submission of nominees for committee appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Nigerian economy was recovering very fast saying that he was pleased with the progress being made on different fronts to to getting the economy back on track. Buhari said this on Monday after receiving briefings from the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma; his Finance []The post Our economy is recovering very fast Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has intervened in the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange Market to the tune of $250m in three segments of the market. In the wholesale segment of the inter-bank Foreign Exchange market, it sold $100million and also uplifted the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and invisible segments, with the sum of $85m []The post CBN injects $250m into Forex Market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi envisages airports that will need no visible security system allowing people to just walk on to planes. Agabi may have found a way to solve one of lifes puzzling dilemmas: how to make air travel pleasant again in case you could skip tedious airport security lines, while a special device able []The post Nigerian Scientist Oshiorenoya Agabi invents computer trained to recognise smell of explosives appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The ICT sector reform initiatives of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the leadership of Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has gained international recognition. The Agency bagged the Nigerian News Outstanding Public Institution of the Year 2017 award in recognition of the Agencys impactful ICT reforms on the citizenry, educational development, nation building []The post NITDAs ICT sector reforms gain international recognition appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Ni 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Federal Ministry of Communications has said that it adopted the Nigerian Mobile Economy Summit Expo (NIMES 2017) to advance the growth and development of ICT industry in Nigeria. Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu made known the endorsement of the event, adding: I am pleased to adopt the Nigerian Mobile Economy Summit and Expo []The post FG adopts Nigerian mobile economy summit17 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Director of Regulatory Administration at the National Communication Authority (NCA), Kofi Datsa, has disclosed that over 122 million porting requests have been successfully completed, representing 18 per cent of the total active mobile subscription base since the inception of the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) exercise in Ghana. Datsa said that the introduction of the []The post Ghana records over 122 million successful porting requests under MNP appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
To check hate speech, anti-security information The Federal Government has ordered military to start monitoring Nigerians on the social media to check hate speech, anti-government and anti-security information. Major-General John Enenche, Director of Defence Information, who made this known to the press underscored that the move became necessary in the light of troubling activities and []The post FG orders military to monitor Nigerians on social media appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is seeking a partnership deal with the Minister of Federal Capital territory, Mohammed Musa Bello on the concept of smart city. The deal will transform Abuja, Nigerias capital city, into a more robust telecommunications and ICT infrastructure template that will ultimately lead to better security, better environment and control, including []The post NCC seeks partnership with FCT Minister on smart city appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Raddon, a Fiserv company and provider of research, analysis and strategic guidance to FIs, has published a report on consumer use of mobile banking and its impact on other banking channels. The report, Raddon Research Insights: Grappling with Mobile Banking Engagement Issues, finds that mobile banking use has grown from 7 per cent of all []The post ATM use increases with over 7% mobile banking use Report appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
In order to reflect the current global technology trend in the Act establishing it, and bring it at par with evolving technologies that are shaping the globe, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has begun the process of amending its Act 10 years after inception. The Director General of NITDA, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, []The post NITDA begins amending 2007 Act decade after appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Check Points researchers have revealed the identity of a cyber criminal who attacked more than 4 000 organisations over the past four months. The Israeli-based cyber security firm says the cyber attacks aimed to infect organisations networks, steal data and commit fraud. Many of these companies are leading international names in industries, such as oil []The post Check Point identifies Nigerian behind global cyber attacks appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Consumer Protection Council, (CPC) has requested for a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in order to sustain the cordial relationship existing between the two organisations towards improving the quality of consumer experience. The director general of CPC, Mr. Babatunde Irukera pushed forward the request when he paid a []The post CPC wants new MoU with NCC on improved quality of service appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
To bring succour to the less privilege in the society, a socio-cultural association, Aniocha-Oshimili Daughters of Southern California recently organised a cultural event in Los Angeles to raise funds for orphanage home and other community projects in Aniocha-Oshimili area of Delta State. The event started with an opening prayer by Pastor George Chukwudobe, and then []The post Aniocha-Oshimili Daughters Of Southern California Raises Funds For Orphanage appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nige 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
MOROCCO, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria have shown strong interest in hosting Africas biggest music event, All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA 2017-2019 editions as announced by the international Committee of AFRIMA. These countries have shown their interest through a competitive overture made available to the African Union Commission, AUC who is saddled with the role []The post #AFRIMA2017: Morocco, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria Indicate interest for Hosting Right appeared first on Daily Times N 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
POPULAR TV sitcom, Professor Johnbull, sponsored by telecommunications firm, Globacom, in this weeks episode alerts its teeming watchers to the trickery of fraudulent money changers in the country. The fraudulent traders, according to the episode, peddle foreign currency but end up defrauding unsuspecting people of their hard earned money. Entitled Money Changers, the episode exposes []The post Professor Johnbull showcases tricks of fake money changers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nige 

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