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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1ST SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Friday 1st September, 2017.

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
*Demands suspension of Nwoye and Senator Andy Uba The emergence of Comrade Tony Nwoye as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has generated a lot of controversy as several groups within the party called for the rejection of his candidacy in the forth coming November 18 Anambra state governorship election, accusing him []The post Concerned APC groups call for the rejection of Nwoyes candidacy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Telecommunications giant, Globacom, has sent a congratulatory message to Muslims on the occasion of this years Eid El Kabir celebration which is commemorated yearly after the Holy pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina by Islamic faithful. Globacom in a press statement from its corporate head office in Lagos also enjoined Muslim Ummah in Nigeria not to []The post Eid El Kabir: Glo urges prayers for national unity appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
A week before the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari from his 103 days medical vacation, the then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had sent a draft bill to National Assembly which, when passed into law, will criminalise or outlaw hate speeches in the media-print, broadcast or social media. This was in reaction to an alarming attack []The post Hate speech as beginning of the end appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
APC, PDP others felicitate with Muslim faithful As Muslim faithfuls globally celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival, President Muhammadu Buhari, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, state governors, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) among others have felicitated with them. Buhari, in his message, appealed to all Nigerians to rise []The post Eid-el-Kabir: Buhari, Dogara, others preach unity, love among Nigerians appeared first on Daily Time 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
as fake phones disrupt network services The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians against the using substandard phones. The telecoms regulator said such phones have been linked to cancer diseases suffered by some Nigerians. The NCC disclosed this in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state, South west Nigeria, at a sensitisation and enlightenment programme for phone []The post Users of substandard phones risk cancer -NCC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport has vowed to continue its ongoing investigation into alleged N30trn revenue scam in the import and export chain. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Hope Uzodinma made this known while briefing newsmen shortly after its investigative meeting with some of the companies in Abuja, []The post N30trn Customs probe: Indicted firms now refunding billions of naira to FG Senate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fro 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The headquarters of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been fortified with a detachment of police team from the FCT police command following incessant attack on Aid workers by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Daily Times monitoring team that visited the NEMA headquarters in Abuja observed heavy presence of Police personnel in two police trucks []The post Police beef up security at NEMA hqtrs over possible IDPs attack appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from N 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigerias former minister of petroleum resources has decided to cut down her taste following the order by Nigerian courts forcing her to permanently forfeits assets worth 11 million to the Federal Government. The multi-million dollar jewelry and multi-million dollar houses reportedly owned by the former minister are fading into history as she comes []The post Diezani cuts down taste, stays in rented London flat amid 11m asset forfeiture woes appeared first on Daily Times N 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The battle for the national chairmanship of the main opposition party in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun in earnest. Those interested in the coveted position have started lobbying of party chieftains across the nook and crannies of the country. This follows the Supreme Courts recent ruling, which put to rest the []The post George, Daniel, others jostle for PDP National Chairmanship appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Rep. Abubakar Amuda-Kannike is the deputy chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Works. He represents Ilorin East/South Federal Constituency of Kwara State and is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with HENRY OMUNU he speaks on agitations for restructuring, the APCs posture, President Muhammadu Buharis declaration on Nigerias unity and []The post Nigeria needs modulated approach to address restructuring -Rep. Amuda-Kannike appeared first on Daily Times Ni 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
-Kayode Ojo urges Nigerians Nigerians have been enjoined to cooperate with President Muhammad Buhari in his nation building efforts. A leading governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Engineer Kayode Ojo gave the charge in his Sallah message to the people. Engineer Ojo said the call was necessary to []The post Eidel kabir: Cooperate with Buhari.. appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Ondo state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has announced the portfolios for the newly appointed commissioners in the state. Governor Akeredolu made the announcement on Thursday shortly after a meeting with the 18 commissioners. The 18 new commissioners had yesterday took their oath of office with a call on them by the governor to see their []The post Akeredolu apportions portfolios to newly appointed commissioners appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
vDivests Coy To God Is Good Motors vCommends Journalists On Factual Reporting vSuspected Herdsmen Shoot, Kidnap Business man In Ebu The Delta State Government has dismissed the alleged sale of the state owned transport company, popularly known as Delta Line, confirming that the coy has a debt profile of N1.6billion. Mr. Charles Ehiedu []The post Delta Govt. Dismisses Alleged Sale Of Delta Line, Confirms N1.6bn Debt Profile appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Despite the claims by chieftains of the embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that with the latest supreme Court judgement in favour of the Ahmed Makarfi faction,its fortunes are back,the opposition party suffered a monumental ser back as over 3000 of its supporters from Olamaboro local goverenment area of Kogi state defected to the All Progressives []The post Kogi : Over 3000 from PDP, other parties defect to APC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
A centre for the training of graduates hoping to become Professional Political Campaign Operatives has been established in Lagos. The training institute, Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS) will kick off programme in October 2017. In a statement issued in Lagos by Dr Stephen Oyakhilome and confirmed by the Director of the Centre, []The post Center for training of Professional Political Campaign Operatives debuts in Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The South-East governors who met on Wednesday with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said instead of confrontation, dialogue was the only way to resolve the issues surrounding the agitation of the group. The governors made this known following the crucial meeting with the IPOB leader which was held at the []The post SEast Governors Advise IPOB To Embrace Dialogue At Their Enugu Meeting appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Edgar Imohimi, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, has been appointed as the new Commissioner of Police to replace Fatai Owoseni, who had been in the position for 2 years. The state got 2 police commissioners on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, it was gathered that Edgar Imohimi, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, had been appointed []The post CONFUSION: Lagos Police Get Two Commissioners appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Federal government has commiserated with victims of the recent devastation, caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, USA, just is it expressed its solidarity to Nigerians affected by the disaster. In a statement, Tuesday in Abuja, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, expressed concerns on the []The post FG commiserates with victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The government of Cameroun has sustained its commitment to crush all forms of secessionist campaigns with threat to deal with any media promoter of breakaway faction Anglophone part of the country. As the country intensifies human right abuses to subjugate the Anglophone section of the country, government of Cameroonian government has further threatened to shut []The post The government of Cameroun has sustained its commitment appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Following the conferment of Obaship on 21 chiefs by the Oyo state government a Yoruba group, Ibadan Maja Maja Group (IMMG), has accused the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, of destroying 167 years of Ibadan tradition. The group, in a press statement signed by its Coordinator, Adeshina Akinpelu, and made available to journalists stated that []The post Ajimobi has destroyed 167 years of tradition in Ibadan -Group alleges appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that six key leaders of Boko Haram and several militants have been killed in an Artillery and Nigerian Air Force bombardment during an operation in the North East. Among those killed were the alleged deputy Hisba leader of Boko Haram, Man Tahiru, and other top commanders of the insurgent []The post Troop kills deputy Boko Haram leader, 5 others appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Anyone reading the papers last week will be forgiven to think that the worst demons from hell have descended on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). I have never liked JAMB, not because I ever attempted to take its exam or failed it. I guess Im like most direct entry students who think JAMB []The post Dirty secrets in the cut-off war appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The slogan, Smokers are liable to die young has long slipped from genuine health warning tag on tobacco adverts; it has become another decoy on cigarette packs. Smoking, the practice of lighting up and inhaling smoke from substances rolled up substances straight into the blood stream, was once frowned at by societies across the globe, []The post Beware of the Smoker Next Door: Non-smokers have high tendency to danger, medic warns appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Six oil bearing communities in Rivers State will now heave a sigh of relief following the approval for immediate release of N100million as the second tranche counterpart fund for the Rivers State Government/European Union Niger Delta Support Programme (RSG/EU NSDP) for water and sanitation projects in their areas. The State Government had earlier released the []The post EU water project: Wike releases N100million counterpart funding appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Crucially, the initial coordination in effort between the four Lake Chad countries has deteriorated, allowing Boko Haram to exploit the cracks within the differing operational strategies mounted against it. There has also been increasing friction between the Civilian JTF and the military on the one hand, and the military and international aid agencies on the []The post Resurgence of insurgency: Need to identify the missing link in sustainable security architecture appeared first on Daily Times N 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Two dismissed military personnel have been arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command for robbery and the unlawful possession of fire arms. The suspects, Uba Ebri and Ofen Prince, both from Cross Rivers state, were allegedly dismissed from the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy respectively, but still went parading []The post Two dismissed military personnel arrested for robbery in Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Says his passion is to create jobs for Nigerians No think thank committee has contacted me Warns politicians to stop dropping his name Africa richest man and billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has declared that he has no interest in politics, advising that politicians and political parties should leave him alone and stop dropping his []The post 2019: Im not interested in politics, Dangote tells PDP appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
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Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain defender, Serge Aurier, for a reported fee of 23million. The right-back completed his move on deadline day and signed a five-year contract with Mauricio Pochettinos side after he was granted a work permit. Aurier was linked with a host of clubs from around Europe, including Spurs Premier []The post Tottenham complete Aurier capture appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Manchester United have loaned midfielder Matty Willock out to Eredivisie outfit Utrecht. Willock, 21, will spend the 2017-18 campaign with Utrecht, who finished fourth in the Dutch top flight last season. He is yet to make a first-team appearance for United, but did make the bench for two Premier League games last season. Willock was []The post Man Utd send Willock to Utrecht appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has urged his troops to be focused when they face Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The Super Eagles will face off with the reigning Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) champions Cameroon in back to back World Cup qualification Group B matches. Nigeria will play host to the []The post WCQ: Mikel, Moses plot Lions fall in Uyo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), will soon begin the process of dispute resolution between the Tijjani Umar and Musa Kida led boards after basketball world governing body, FIBA, mandated it to ensure peace return to the administration of basketball in Nigeria before November 30. FIBA through its General Secretary, Patrick Baumann, in a letter addressed []The post NBBF crisis: NOC begins dispute resolution Gumel appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The finals of the on-going Season 15 of the annual Bishop Mike Okonkwo Football Competition will be decided on Saturday, September 2, at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos playground. The final match which will be between FC Bethel and Young Talent 99 FA will be preceded by the third place match to be played []The post Okonkwo tourney ends Saturday appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Nigerias new boy, Anthony Nwakaeme has vowed to take his chances if called upon to play against Cameroon Friday. The Happoel Beer Sheva striker said this before the media in a pre-match press conference Wednesday. I have been working hard with my team and I am happy to be here. I just want to take []The post Nigerias Anthony Nwakaeme vows to take chance against Cameroon appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Hundreds of supporters of the Indomitable Lions will storm Uyo for Fridays 2018 Russia World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles. About 350 fans from the supporters club will storm Nigeria to give backup to the reigning Africa champions on Friday The first of the two-leg encounter will kick off by 5pm on Friday at []The post Hundreds Of Cameroon Fans Storm Uyo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
West Brom have completed the signing of full-back Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal for a reported fee of 7million. The 27-year-old has signed a four-year contract at The Hawthorns, where he will wear the number three shirt. Gibbs had been linked with Watford and Galatasaray but is relishing the prospect of playing under Tony Pulis. It []The post Gibbs completes West Brom switch from Arsenal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Tottenham have completed the signing of Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth. Spurs have been linked with a move for the 19-year-old throughout the transfer window and confirmed he has penned a deal until 2022. Foyth, who has represented Argentina at Under-20 level and was part of the side who played at the Under-20 World Cup, had []The post Tottenham sign Foyth from Estudiantes appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Juventus have signed Benedikt Howedes from Schalke on an initial loan deal, with the option to buy next year. The Germany international has joined for the remainder of the season, with the Serie A champions paying a fee of 3.5m. They have the option to make Howedes movpermanent from July 1 in 2018 for an []The post Juve complete Howedes signing appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Following the announcement that it will float an N50 billion Rights Issue in 2017, Union Bank has received approvals from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to move forward on raising the Tier 1 capital. The lender, in a statement, said it anticipates that the Rights Issue will be open for subscription this September. During []The post Rights Issue: Union Bank gets SECs nod to raise N50bn appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
.Business, homes, students targeted Azuri Technology in partnership with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), has inaugurated its PayGo Solar Home Systems in Nigeria, to deliver affordable, clean energy to 20,000 rural households living without electricity. Under Nigerias Renewable Energy Policy, the government aims to increase power generation from renewable energy sources from 13 []The post Azuri, NDPHC unveil PayGo solar appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
A total of N393.6 billion has been recorded as losses by investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, in the past four trading sessions, as the four days, last trading session of the month, closed on a bearish note. Nigerias capital market is closed for the Muslim Eid-ul-Kabir holiday, on Friday(today) and Monday, meaning all sessions []The post Investors lose N393bn as Equities market closes August depressive appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Coy to be delisted In pursuant to scheme of merger between Avon Crowncaps & Containers Plc and majority of equity holders of the company, Wilko Corporation, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has suspended trading on the companys share, a move that may eventually lead to delisting. The NSE, in a statement signed by Acting Head, []The post NSE suspends trading on Avon Crown appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Technical hitch fingered The Nigerian stock Exchange has given explanation on what caused disruption of trade on Thursday August 31, which led to the extension of closing hour of trading to 3.00pm. A reliable source from the Exchange told Daily Times Nigeria that the brief disruption was a mere technical hitch, but was resolved soon []The post NSE explains disruption on trading activities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), has given the Nigerian currency, the Naira, another big boost on Thursday, through the injection of $297m into the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) segment of the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. This has, therefore, raised the total intervention for the week to the sum of $547m in view of []The post Eid-el-Kabir: CBN injects $547m into Forex market this week appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Federal Government said it will work with the British authorities to stimulate more Direct Foreign Investments (DFIs) in Nigeria by the private sector. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, who said this at a meeting in Abuja on Thursday, told a delegation of British government officials led by the []The post FG promises to partner Britain over foreign investment appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Nigerias foreign exchange reserves stood at a two and a half-year high of $31.59 billion as of August 18, according to central bank data Thursday. Nigerias dollar reserves have climbed back to a level they last reached in January 2015, the data showed, shortly before general elections in Africas biggest economy. According to report by []The post Nigeria forex reserves regain 2-1/2 year high of $31.6 bn, CBN data shows appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved 5.792 billion dollars (about N1.140 trillion) for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Power project at Gembu in Taraba State. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this while addressing State House correspondents alongside the ministers of []The post FG approves $5.7bn for Mambilla electricity project appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Microsoft has appointed Yacine Barro as Country Manager for West and Central Africa (WCA). Barro, who returns to Microsoft after serving as Business Development Manager for Microsoft WCA between 2004 and 2006, will be based in Dakar, Senegal. We have the utmost confidence in Yacine and we are certain that under her leadership, the team []The post Microsoft appoints Yacine Barro new Country Manager for West, Central Africa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has shown his support for the development of a National Digital Map for the whole country. Fashola, while swearing-in the President and nine other members of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria, (SURCON), explained that aside enhancing internal security; the electronic map would benefit weather forecasts, []The post Fashola supports development of National Digital Map appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 
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