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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [31 AUGUST, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Thursday 31 August, 2017.

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The South-east governors Wednesday said dialogue and not confrontation was the only panacea needed to solve the agitation by the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB. Earlier today, Wednesday, the governors had a meeting with the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, at the Government House, Enugu. According to report, the governors told the IPOB leader that the []The post What South-east Governors and Nnamdi Kanu reached over Biafra agitation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Governors of the south-east states are currently holding a meeting with the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. All five governors from the region are present at the meeting which is being held at the residence of the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi according to Emmanuel Uzor, the Chief Press Secretary of []The post South East governors meet with Nnamdi Kanu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, says that hundreds of people are being held in detained illegally, and in secret across Nigeria. In a statement to mark the International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty said enforced disappearances were being used to instil fear into civilians living in areas of the country prone to conflict and insecurity. []The post People disappear in Nigeria Amnesty International appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday chaired his first cabinet meeting since his return from a medical leave in London, this month. Buhari returned to Nigeria August 19 after more 100 days for treatment of an undisclosed ailment. He has kept a low profile and last week cancelled a cabinet meeting, raising concerns that the president, []The post President Buhari chairs first cabinet meeting since return from medical vacation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
*His aides are not truthful to him Sen Gyunka Ekiti state governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has described President Muhammadu Buharis latest comment that he was pleased with Nigerias economic situation as another pointer to the fact that the president has lost touch with the economic realities in the country, saying; It is strange that a []The post Buhari has lost touch with Nigerias economic realities, theres hunger in the land Fayose appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Political crisis between Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose and his estrange political daughter, Senator Abiodun Olujimi has taken a new turn with the suspension of the Legislator representing Ekiti East Constituency 1, Hon Fajana Ojoade by the Ekiti State House of Assembly for a period of 101 legislative days without pay, in the first instance, []The post Ekiti Assembly suspends Hon Fajana from Ekiti East 1 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
*Vows to pursue partys self-determination ideology, restore Igbo voice Frontline contender and candidate of the pan-Igbo United Progressive Party (UPP) for the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka, has received the flag of his party for the poll; vowing to pursue its ideology of self-determination and restoration of the Igbo voice in []The post Anambra Guber: Chidoka receives UPP flag appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Immediate past governor of Ex- Edo State Fovernor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Wednesday ordered the former Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie, to return her official vehicles to the new leadership or risk prosecution. The former governor, who debunked the claim by Mrs Ativie that he (Oshiomhole) gave the vehicles to []The post Return vehicles to the house or face prosecuton, Oshiomhole tells Ativie appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
As Disciplinary Committee Submits Report The Ward C Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State has upheld the decision of its Disciplinary Committee recommending the suspension of the embattled National Legal Adviser of the party, Mr Muiz Banire, for a period of 10 years for engaging in various []The post ANTI-PARTY ACTIVITIES: APC Mushin upholds Banires 10-year suspension appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari has led his first cabinet meeting today in five months after receiving medical treatment abroad for an undisclosed illness, AFP news agency reports. The 74-year-old returned to Nigeria from London last week, but has been working from home after complaining of a rodent infestation in the presidential office. He skipped last []The post Nigerias president leads first cabinet meeting in five months appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed that the plots to remove former President Goodluck Jonathan from power during the 2015 presidential election were mainly planned, hatched and perfected in Sokoto, the seat of the Caliphate. Amaechi made this revelation when he paid a courtesy visit on Governor Aminu Tambuwal, at the Government House. He []The post How We Plotted Jonathans Fall In 2015- Amaechi Drops Shocking Revelation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fro 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Five out of the 81,200 Nigerian pilgrims to this years hajj in Mecca would have been buried when the religious rites begin on Wednesday Five of the 81,200 Nigerian pilgrims to this years hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, have reportedly died. The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mohammed, announced the []The post Hajj 2017: Five Nigerian Pilgrims Die In Saudi Arabia appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed any diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, saying talking is not the answer. The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer! Trump wrote in a post on Twitter. Newsmen report that Trump on Tuesday all options []The post Talking not the answer with North Korea Trump appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile that Pyongyang unleashed on Tuesday represented a major escalation in the face of tensions over its weapons programmes Trouble-making is second to North Koreas nature. Barely a fortnight after they repented from bombing an American territory of Guam, they have fired a missile over Japan and are now also telling the []The post Get Ready For More Missiles, Pyongyang Tells UN appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Like over a dozen families that reportedly lost their loved ones when a four-storey building collapsed on Massey street, Lagos Island in Lagos state on July 25, 2017, agony enveloped Egwumi Chinenye as the remains of her last born were priced out from the rubbles; tears flowed like a burst pipe. The gory sight of []The post BUILDING COLLAPSE: Still no end in sight to sorrow, tears and blood appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
.Says agency has secured 137 convictions .I mean no harm, have no issues with anybody .Wants Nigerians to own fight against corruption The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has given an account of his stewardship, saying that the agency under his watch has recovered a whopping N434.76billion []The post Magu gives account as EFCC recovers N434.76bn in 8 months appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Kaduna State Government is working with a telecom company, to mount 40 masts across the state to boost telecom services in 15 local government areas of the state. Mr. Sheyin Olufade, technical assistant to gov. Nasiru El-Rufai on Inter Agency Support, told newsmen in Gyuibi village, Kudan Local Government, after the flag off of []The post Kaduna partners firm to boost telecom services in 15 LGAs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
* Decry tussle between Sirika, Dikwah * 700 ex-workers dead * AIB releases reports on Bell 427 crash, Tampico TB9 incident, others Worried by alleged face-off between the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika and Chairman, Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA), Dikwa, over the disbursement of N78bn severance benefits, former workers of Nigeria []The post N78bn severance pay: Ex-Nigeria Airways workers petition Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is expected to lead the federal government negotiation team meeting with striking university lecturers, rescheduled to hold today The Minister for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, told newsmen on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting, that Mr Osinbajo will now lead the negotiations. Recall that ASUU, have been []The post Strike: Osibanjo takes over, leads FG negotiating team with ASUU appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Eighty-two days after he was arrested by the Police, the suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court, Lagos. Evans, who walked into the courtroom around 8:57 am amidst tight security was arraigned by the Lagos State Government before Justice Hakeem Oshodi alongside his accomplices []The post 82 days after, Evans pleads guilty to kidnapping in court appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fr 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The South East Governors Forum at Government House, Enugu on Wednesday met with the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and asked him to rescind his call on Anambra people to boycott the governorship election slated for November. The South East governors told the IPOB leader that the groups demands must not []The post Anambra guber: South East Govs meet Nnamdi Kanu, want him to withdraw poll boycott appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
*Revert to maiden name After weeks of rumours and denials over the stability of the royal union between the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and his wife, Olori Wuraola, the curtain was closed on the royal wedlock on Wednesday as the estranged wife of the monarch walked away from the marriage. She made []The post Olori Wuraola confirms marriage break-up with Oni of Ife appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Following the faceoff between the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, and Senator Isah Hamma Misau, over allegations of corruption on one hand and desertion of duty on the other, a group, Salvage for Development Initiative (SDI), has challenged the Senator to clear his name and explain how he managed to contest election in []The post Group tackles Senator Misau over comment on Okiro, urge him to clear self appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
A 19 years old house wife, Hindatu Abdullahi, was among the over 16 suspects criminals paraded before newsmen by the Bauchi state police for various offences on Wednesday. The house wife was arrested for poisoning her 2 week-old step son to death with toxic insecticide. Abdullahi, a mother of one who was paraded alongside other []The post Bauchi police parade arm robbery suspects, housewife for killing 2 week-old baby appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The proposed merger between International Breweries Plc (IBPlc) and its two Nigerian subsidiaries has been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). A regulatory filing on Tuesday by the company via the NSE, stated that under the terms and conditions of the proposed scheme of merger, all the []The post International Breweries receives merger approval appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Liverpool star player, Philippe Coutinho, will be unveilled on Friday by Barcelona as The Reds have accepted a 160m fee for the Brazilian International, According to Yahoo Sport. Coutinho has been told on international duty that Reds owners, Fenway Sports Group have finally accepted his request to leave. The Reds have asked the Nou Camp []The post Barcelona to unveil Coutinho on Friday as Liverpool accepts 160m fee appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs have signed a contract with with West Brom for a fee of 7m. Having 10 caps for England, Gibbs has signed a four-year contract at The Hawthorns. Nacho Monreal made Kieran Gibbs loose his first teams position at Arsenal, last season when he made just eight Premier League starts. Gibbs missed []The post West Brom Signs Kieran Gibbs From Arsenal For 7m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
President Buhari promised the victorious players N1 million while each official of the team will get N500,000. Cool Money is set to fall on players and officials of the DTigress, the Nigerian women basketball team. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted the team at Aso Rock following their heroics at the Afrobasket 2017 where they []The post Buhari Promises DTigress N1m Each appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Gernot Rohr, Nigerias Super Eagle coach said he is not bothered by the fact that the Nigerian team come up against champions of Africa, Cameroon in a World Cup Qualifying game Friday. Rohr told the media, after the first training session, Tuesday in Uyo, venue for the game, that he respects Cameroon who are champions []The post Cameroons status as African champion does not threaten Rohr appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday hosted the players and officials of the DTigress, the Nigerian women basketball team. The team recently emerged African champions, the first time in over 10 years. The president also promised each of the victorious players N1 million while each official of the team will get N500,000.The post Buhari receives victorious DTigress, gives N1mn to each player appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Nigerias Super Eagles have opened camp for Fridays World Cup Qualifying game against Cameroon in Uyo. 16 players are already camped, including John Mikel Obi, captain of the team. Other early arrivals include Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Alampasu, Ola Aina, and Mikel Agu. The rest are Ahmed Musa, Ogenyi Onazi, Odion Ighalo, Tyron Ebuehi, []The post Nigerias Super Eagles opens camp for World Cup Qualifying game, 16 players hit camp appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Acting Managing Director of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Mr. Chidi Izuwah, has stated that Nigeria loses 2% of its GDP to poor infrastructure. In 2016, the countrys GDP stood at NGN101.59 trillion (USD306 billion), meaning that such loss corresponds to NGN2.3 trillion (USD6.9 billion) per year. The ICRC was established by the Federal []The post Poor infrastructure: FG loses 2% GDP appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Managing Director of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mr. Umaru Ibrahim has said that the banking industry was witnessing rapid changes hence the need to upscale the skills of the staff in the lower and middle managerial cadre. This is even as forty six (46) members of staff of the corporation graduated from the []The post NDIC: Banking witnessing rapid changes appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank), recorded a total drop of N18.97 billion in Electronic Banking revenue in the first six months of 2017, Daily Times finding have revealed. Considering that the two commercial banks electronic banking income declared in first the six half (H1) of 2017, showed that United []The post UBA, GTBank endure N18.9bn decline in electronic banking revenue appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
After trading between 368 and 370 for over a week, the Nigerian currency, Naira, on Wednesday, extended gains recorded at the parallel market, while it strengthened at the Nigeria Autonomous Foreign Exchange Fixing (NAFEX) window. At the close of yesterdays trading activities, the naira, at the unofficial market, appreciated by two points to close at []The post Naira extends gain at parallel market, strengthened at NAFEX appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Honour!le Chibuike Amaechi, in Sokoto on Wednesday, said that the idea to link Daura, President Muhammadu Buharis town in Katsina state, among the states to be linked by rail in the ongoing rail modernisation programme, was not influenced by him (President). This just just as the Governor of Sokoto State []The post Daura rail: Buhari did not influence construction -Amaechi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Fidelity Bank recorded a very strong financial performance in the first half of 2017, posting impressive growth in profits, gross earnings and other indices for the six months period ended June 30, 2017. Details of the audited results, released at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wedsnesday, showed that gross earnings rose by 22.1 per []The post Fidelity Bank: Half year results impressive, profits soar to N10.2bn appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Nigerias Access Bank said Wednesday it had booked a 4 billion naira ($13 million) impairment on its loan to troubled telecoms firm 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria. Herbert Wigwe, Access Chief Executive said the bank had a direct exposure of 11 billion naira to 9mobile, as well as an exposure of 35-39 billion naira []The post Access Bank takes 30% haircut on its 9Mobile loan, insists Etisalat UAE still has obligation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Today, Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his counterpart from Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, attended the Grand commissioning & Ground-breaking ceremony of BUA Cement, Obu Cement factory in Okpella, Edo State. The Cement factory, which has a capacity of over 3 million tonnes per annum is indeed one of []The post Vice president Osinbajo commissions BUA cement factory in Edo State appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Following recent rumours concerning her crashed marriage with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the former wife of the monarch, Olori Wuraola, has released an official statement on her Instagram page. Queen Wuraola, who has now changed her name to Zainab on her social media accounts, confirmed in a post she shared on []The post Real reason my marriage with Ooni of Ife crashed Olori Wuraola appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The inherent mischief in some Nigerians has no limits. Those propelled by discernible forces of evil, constantly scheme to malign leaderships at other levels. But they pitiably forget their own status as leaders in the lower rungs, who have failed to play complementary roles to assist those they seek to rubbish, even though unconvincingly. Our []The post Insurgency: Rep Kamales Wild And Misguided Utterances appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
This particular Saturday morning, August 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom was like any other normal day. The weather was bright and people went out as usual to perform their daily chores in search of a rewarding livelihood. But a few hours into the day, around The Dorchester, in the City of Westminster, the mood []The post When The World Stood In Loud Ovations For Nigerian Army appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
First things first, Emeka Mba is an easy going, hardworking man. A jolly good fellow as described by everyone who has worked with him, he has dedicated decades to the media and movie industry in Nigeria crossing new frontiers and taking Nollywood to levels no one could imagine. Emeka Mba has more than 28 years []The post Tribute to a visionary at 50 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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