NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [30 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday 30 August, 2017.

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Nigerias United Bank for Africa (UBA) said it had made a provision on loans made to 9mobile, the mobile operator, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria. The bank did not give details of the provision, but said it had a 38 billion naira ($125 million) exposure to 9mobile. UBA said the exposure was secured, and part []The post 9Mobile:UBA makes provision on loans appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Diamond Bank has again reiterated its support for entrepreneurs who are into Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with the recently organised SME Seminar. This just as the participants at the Port Harcourt version of the seminar commended the bank on sustained passion for SMEs growth. Commenting on this development, Head, Emerging Business, Diamond Bank, Mark Ifashe, []The post Diamond bank: Workshop seeks to boost entrepreneurship appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Group Deputy General Manager of Total E & P, Gbade Bakare has enjoined Nigerian youths to remain focused and dedicate their times to realisation of bigger dreams. The DGM made the call at the opening of a one-week entrepreneurship and skills acquisition for youth ( ESAY) programme sponsored by Total E & P in Abuja. []The post Total trains Nigeria Youths on enterpreneurship appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
A former two-time Senator from Katsina State, Senator Kanti Bello, is dead. The fiery Senator died in the early hours of Tuesday, in Abuja, the nations capital. He was aged 72. The death of Senator Bello was confirmed in a terse statement issued by the younger brother to former Katsina State Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Faskari. []The post Senator Kanti Bello dies at 72 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Kogi state government has alerted communities of the reverine areas on the need to move upland on impending flood associated disasters across the state. Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, told journalists on Monday in Lokoja, that the essence of the alert was to ensure that people in the flood prone areas []The post Kogi govt alerts riverine communities of impending flood appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africas Minister of Health, Monday scolded African leaders who seek medical attention outside the shore of the continent. The minister who said the culture has become a major drain on their countries health expenditures, asserted that it was shameful African leaders frequently seek medical care abroad while most of their citizens grapple []The post South African health minister ridicules Buhari, other African leaders over health tourism appeared first on Daily Times Niger 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, 25th, August, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during which the PDP made it clear that opposition must not be equated with madness. Our Group Politics Editor, LATEEF IBRAHIM took a critical []The post Constructive criticism, tolerant govt and a nations gain appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The ongoing restructuring of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) received fresh force Tuesday with the appointments and deployments of top executives across the value chain of its operations. Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the corporation, said the new appointments would not only help to position NNPC for the challenges ahead but would help []The post Major shake-up in NNPC, Roland Ewubare now heads NAPIMS appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
One of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDPs) governorship aspirants in Anambra, Senator Stella Oduah, has said that she withdrew from the partys primary election on Monday because candidates were imposed on the party. Oduah stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). She described the development as unacceptable, particularly for a []The post Anambra guber: Stella Oduah raises the alarm, says PDP is back with imposition of candidates appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), yesterday took its campaign for the restoration of the autonomy of the Local governments to Kogi state House of Assembly in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. Addressing a rally attended mostly by the NLC, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), and NULGE, National President of NULGE, []The post National Union of Local Government Employees took its campaign appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday announced that about 98 per cent of all documents involved in the sale of crude oil were fake. It cautioned unsuspecting would-be crude oil buyers to be mindful of the activities of local and international fraudsters in the oil and gas sector. Proving insights into the modus operandi []The post 98% Of Documents In Crude Sale Transactions Fake NNPC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Senator Christopher leads an eight-member US congressional delegation visit to Nigeria The members of the US Congressional delegation are to meet with members of the National Assembly and religious and civil society leaders An eight-member US congressional delegation has visited Senate President Bukola Saraki as part of its visit to assess the destruction caused by []The post US Congressional Delegation Meets Bukola Saraki appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Two UN bodies, the UN Office of Human Rights (OHCHR), and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), have denounced an ultimatum issued by members of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum for demanding that Igbo resident in all parts of northern Nigeria vacate the area by October 1, 2017. The two UN bodies []The post Arewa ultimatum was hate speech UN appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
A mid-term cabinet reshuffle has topped President Muhammadu Buharis agenda since his return from the United Kingdom (UK) nine days ago and may have influenced his decision to defer last weeks meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), THISDAY has learnt. According to top presidency sources, Buhari has made up his mind to rejig his []The post Buhari Weighs Options As Cabinet Reshuffle Tops Agenda appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
On Tuesday at sea west of the capital Tripoli, Libyas coastguard rescued nearly 500 migrants a spokesman said, underlining the challenge of trying to slow an exodus from Africa and the Middle East. The migrants included people from sub-Saharan countries, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Coastguards rescued early morning today 140 illegal migrants west of Tripoli []The post About 500 migrants rescued by Libyan coastguard off Tripoli appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Yesterday, North Korea fired a missile over Japan which the countrys Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called the most serious and grave ever threat to the country. The missile was fired just before 6 a.m. in Japan. The launch of the missile set off series of warnings in the northern part of the country urging []The post North Korea fires a ballistic missile that flew over Japan leaving residents scared appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Katsina state government has procured instructional materials worth N663 million for distribution to primary schools across the state. The Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Lawal Buhari Daura disclosed this on Tuesday while conducting Governor Aminu Bello Masari to inspect the materials at Tsangaya model school along Jibia road in the state capital. Daura said the items []The post Katsina procures instructional materials worth N663 million appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Eight people have died after a commercial bus plunged into the Itakpe-Aladja railway line from the bridge fifty feet above around Agbor, Delta State. The victims included six men and two women. The crash involved a commercial bus with registration number BMA 524 XA, and occurred overnight around the Agbor-Ogwashi-Uku stretch of the Benin-Asaba-Onicha highway. []The post Eight die as bus plunges into rail line in Delta appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
South African Airways (SAA) has delighted partners of the airline with a spectacular movie retreat at the cinemas in Lagos. Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers of top travel agencies in Lagos were invited by the airline to an exclusive movie viewing at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to Ohis Ehimiaghe, South African []The post SAA entertains partners for social interrelations appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali was the Special Adviser on Political Matters to the immediate past President of the country, Dr Goodluck Jonathan. He was, before then, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The former University don spoke on a wide range of issues in this interview with Lateef Ibrahim of our []The post PDP has learnt from its past mistakes, says Jonathans Political Adviser appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
As insecurity rages on in Rivers State, the state police command has confirmed the kidnap on Monday night of eleven passengers travelling from Rumuokoro, Port Harcourt, at the Ndele Elele-Alumini on the East-West Road by unknown gunmen. The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki, who confirmed the kidnap of the passengers in the Ahoada-bound vehicle []The post Police commissioner confirms abduction of 11 passengers in Rivers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
insists on 1.7 trillion naira ..Negotiating team tables demand before FEC meeting 2moro .meeting with union re-scheduled for Thursday The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, yesterday shunned their scheduled meeting with the federal government negotiating team on the on-going industrial action embarked by the union, insisting on the payment of outstanding N1.7 trillion representing []The post Strike: ASUU shuns meeting with FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Riders Assembly, a coalition of motorbike riders in Nigeria has said the group will ride on October 1, Independence Day, for the countrys unity. Speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, Abubakar Abdullahi, on behalf of the group, said that was the only way they would spread their noble message of unity in the []The post Bikers to ride for national unity- Abdullahi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Kanti-Bello family, the government and people of Katsina State on the death of Senator Mahmud Kanti-Bello. As Senator representing Katsina North Constituency/Daura Senatorial zone from 2003-2011, Buhari recalls that the late Bello was a very outspoken and courageous patriot. Buhari also commiserates with the Senate []The post Kanti-Bello was outspoken and courageous patriot Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nig 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
As the crucial governorship election in Osun State is at the door, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Osun State, Ogbeni Mukaila Adesoye Oni has expressed confidence in the leadership ability of the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola. Oni, who is an elder of a socio-political organisation, Community Youth Development National []The post Osun 2018: APC chieftain passes vote of confidence on Aregbesola, party leadership appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Pep Guardiola has offered to include Raheem Sterling, in the deal to try and sign Sanchez before Thursdays transfer deadline. His Arsenal counterpart, Arsene Wenger, has always insisted that Sanchez is not for sale even though he only has one year left on his contract. But Mirror Sport understands there has now been direct contact []The post Manchester City offer Raheem Sterling in player-plus-cash deal for Alexis Sanchez appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, congratulated the national female basketball team, DTigress, on winning the 2017 FIBA Womens AfroBasket tournament in Mali. The victory also qualifies the team for the 2018 FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup in Spain. DTigress defeated their Senegalese counterpart in the final of the 2017 FIBA Womens AfroBasket tournament on Sunday. President []The post Buhari congratulates victorious DTigress appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has attributed the recent successes recorded in basketball and wrestling to the ongoing sports reforms by the ministry. Barrister Dalung made this known while congratulating the senior womens basketball team DTigress, after they won the 2017 FIBA Womens Afrobasket Championship in Mali on Sunday and Nigerian []The post Dalung attributes exploits in sports to reforms appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Kick-boxing Federation rose from its Executive Board meeting on Friday August 25, 2017 to set up five different committees for the successful running of the federations activities for the next four years. President of the Nigeria Kick-boxing Federation, Yakubu Abubakar, Commander of Mopol 20 of the Nigeria Police Force who disclosed this at []The post Kick-Boxing Federation sets up committees appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Two early goals in quick succession in the first half and a late consolatory goal in the second half rounded off the three-goal thriller final of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Inter-Directorate Unity Cup Final clinched by the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR). The final between former defending champions of the tournament Dunoma []The post DHR humble Dunoma Boys in FAAN Unity Cup final appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have explained changes that have been made in the Super Eagles squad ahead of the encounters with Cameroon. This is after CSKA Moscow star Aaron Samuel and Standard Lieges Uche Agbo were included in the Super Eagles squad. The two players were initially named in the standby list for Nigerias []The post WCQ: NFF explains changes in Eagles squad appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Chelsea and Arsenal have have reportedly agreed to a fee for the transfer of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Chelsea have had been monitoring Oxlade-Chamberlain for a number of weeks as they look to strengthen their numbers According to Sky Sports, the fee for midfielder will be around 35 million. Oxlade-Chamberlain will now head to West London to []The post Chelsea, Arsenal Agree Fee For Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, a member of Standard Bank Group, has announced impressive half- year results for the six months period ended 30 June 2017, with gross earnings at N97.198 billion, an increase of 36.28 per cent over the N71.320bn recorded in the corresponding period of last year. Following the release of the audited results, []The post Stanbic IBTC declares highest interim dividend of 60k/share appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria is an agency saddled with the development of MSMEs in the country. In this interview with TONY AMOKEODO, MYKE UZENDU, MATHEW DADIYA and FRANCESCA IWAMBE, the Director General of SMEDAN, Dr. Umar Dikko Radda, explains how he will grow one product in each local government and position []The post How we re positioning SMEDAN to develop economy Dr. Radda appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Quadriga sustainable shipping project aims to build the worlds largest cargo sailing ship, which could carry up to 2,000 cars. Quadriga, which was first announced by German firm, Sailing Cargo, aims to become the worlds first and largest sailing cargo ship. UK-based marine classification specialist Lloyds Register announced that it has joined the project. []The post Experts plan worlds biggest sailing cargo ship To ship 2000 cars appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has reiterated the commitment of the agency to ensure the safety of the countrys waterways through integrated maritime security infrastructure and waterways surveillance system. This is just as the Director General of the agency, Dakuku Peterside said that no stone will be left unturned in achieving the []The post NIMASA assures of a safer maritime business appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
No fewer than 22,000 farmers in Kebbi State are to benefit from the Central Bank of Nigerias Anchor Borrowers programme aimed at increasing the cultivation of rice in Nigeria. The loan anchored under Nigeria Incentive-base Risk Sharing System for Agriculture Lending (NIRSAL) will be disbursed to beneficiaries by Sterling Bank Plc. Speaking during an interactive []The post NIRSAL: CBN, Sterling Bank support Kebbi farmers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Presidency on Tuesday described those calling for the repatriation of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke as ignorant. President Muhammadu Buharis Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, made the remark while faulting the call by Charles Oputa aka Charlyboy, Deji Adeyanju, among others, that the former Minister be extradited from the United Kingdom, UK, []The post Diezani: Charly boy, Adeyanju, others exhibiting mumu-ness Presidency appeared first on Daily Times 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Indigenous Ride Hailing Company, Alpa1 Rides, has commenced orientation of Driver-Partners to orientate them on the companys high service delivery expectations; and listen to their views on what quality service should entail. The orientation cum induction, which started August 15 and expected to be a regular programme, took place at the Alpha1 Rides state-of- the-art []The post Alpha1 Rides Trains Partners Ahead September Launch appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
..As Dakuku assures on safer maritime industry The Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) has expressed confidence in the transformation strides in the maritime sector by the Dr. Dakuku Peterside led Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The Chairman of the Association, Mr. Val Usifoh who made this disclosure during a courtesy []The post SAN confident with NIMASA administration appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Nollywood actor Obi Madubogwu is dead. He was famous for his lead role in Battle of Musanga Nollywood actor, Obi Madubogwu is dead. According to reports the Nollywood actor who has been battling diabetes and acute diabetic foot ulcers for many years died on Monday afternoon. Obi became famous for his lead role in Battle []The post Another Nollywood Actor Is Dead! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Leading stakeholders in the Banking, ICT and FinTech sectors of the Nigerian economy have given their support for the Third Quarter (Q3) of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) an umbrella body for journalist reporting information and communications technology in Nigeria holding in September in Lagos, South West Nigeria. A statement from the organisers []The post CWG Founder, Austin Okere to Chair NITRA Q3 Forum appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The management of Heritage Bank Plc has debunked a recent publication by a newspaper and some online media (Not The Daily Times) alleging the involvement of the Managing Director and other staff members of defrauding the Oyo State government of N13 billion According to a statement signed by its Group Head, Corporate Communications, Fela Ibidapo, []The post Heritage Bank denies involvement in N13bn fraud case appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Uber, the popular ride-hailing service announced Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive on Monday. The company has recently dealt with a range of controversies from an internal culture of sexual harassment and discrimination, a legal tussle with tech giant, Google, a severed relationship with drivers and investors and a #DeleteUber movement that stemmed from []The post Uber name Iranian-American Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The management of First Bank of Nigeria Limited has unveiled new career employment models to accelerate career growth and development for staff members. As part of FirstBanks efforts to continuously integrate leadership into the Banks culture and build a pool of talents and next generation leaders who will be groomed to steer the ship of []The post FirstBank unveils career growth models for staff appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbannaya Onu, on Monday in Lagos inaugurated an N500m Tier 3 Data Centre to support the activities of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE). Onu said that the centre had the potential to help the NSE compete favourably with some of best exchanges in the world, if performed well. []The post Minister inaugurates N500m data centre to support Nigeria Stock Exchange appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that the Federal Government will not make any law or directive that will stifle the press in its ongoing fight against hate speech and fake news. The minister gave the assurance on Monday, in Lagos, when he paid a working visit to the headquarters of []The post Minister assures FG will not stifle the press over hate speech appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 30 Aug 2017
Silicon Valley-based Oshi Agabi has unveiled a computer based not on silicon but on mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. The system has been trained to recognise the smell of explosives and could be used to replace traditional airport security, he said. Eventually the modem-sized device dubbed Koniku Kore could provide []The post Oshi Agabi Creates Koniku Kore, Computer That Can Smell Explosives, Cancer Cells appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 
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