NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 8 August, 2017.


Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The federal government has been called upon to establish a Commission for the Tsangaya and Islamic Education and appoint people that have direct link with the schools towards proper development of education in the country. The call was contained in a communiqu issued at the end of two days meeting of supreme council of Tijjaniyya []The post Establish commission for Tsangaya, Islamic education-Tariqa Tijjaniyya tells FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Ekiti state governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has commiserated with the Catholic Church of Nigeria, government and people of Anambra state as well as families of victims of the St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra state killings, describing the killers as wicked and devilish. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Governor []The post Fayose condemns Anambra Church massacre, calls for thorough investigation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in the Niger Delta, Brig-Gen. Paul Boro (rtd) on Monday took a swipe at the leadership of the Imo state government for accusing the federal government of excluding its indigenes from the amnesty programme, saying Imo is top on list of beneficiaries. Gen. Boro who presented certificates to three []The post FG has not sidelined Imo indigenes in Amnesty programme, says Boro appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The Commander, Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Brigadier-General Bolaji Salami has lauded the support extended to the school by the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, despite the federal ownership of the institution. Salami who paid a courtesy visit to the governor on Monday, 7th August, 2017 in government house, Benin City, said: []The post Army transport school to train Edo firemen, drivers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
*As parties vow to challenge result Retired Justice Ade Olateru Olagbegi and Justice Folasade Adetiba have been chosen to head the Lagos State Local Government Election Petition Tribunal, the Daily Times has learnt. The council polls recently conducted by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) had been condemned by major opposition political parties in []The post Olagbegi, Adetiba heads Lagos council election tribunal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
*Says referendum a belated issue The Movement for the Actualization of te Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Delta South and Central Senatorial district on Monday described the call for referendum by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as a belated issue, saying that the Biafra referendum has since been []The post Dont boycott guber election MASSOB counsels Anambra electorate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), speaking through its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has said that the party has not taken any decision on Kano state chapter of the party chairman as reported in some national media recently. The party in a press statement yesterday (Monday) said, The attention of the National Working []The post No decision taken on Kano state Chairman APC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The court also ordered that the sums of sums of $2,740,197.96 and N84,537,840.70 realised as rents on the property should equally be forfeited to the Federal Government. Every day for the thief, one day for the owner, the saying goes. Whatever is stolen is only for its temporal pleasure. It is even more so if []The post Diezani Permanently Forfeits 114 Billion Naira Banana Island Mansion To Government appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned a song wishing members of the Igbo ethnic group dead. The song, which has been circulating on social media, was published by online news medium, Sahara Reporters, over the weekend. In a statement issued by Atikus media office Monday, the former vice-president urged the security services to apprehend, try, []The post Atiku warns of attempt to duplicate Rwandan Genocide in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
* Says Rwandan Genocide wa ignited through song Former Vice Atiku Abubakar (Waziri of Adamawa) has called on security agencies to investigate and apprehend those behind a song,(Rwandan Dj vu) circulating in some parts of the country disparaging the people of Igbo origin. Atiku, who stated this in a statement he personally signed and made []The post Dj vu songs : Atiku charges security agencies to apprehend those behind the songs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) , John Oyegun has been allegedly accused of planning to dissolve the APC structure in Kogi state on Tuesday during the National Working committee Meeting of the party. The Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kogi West, Chief Gbenga Ashagun made the allegation []The post Yahaya Bello Offers Oyegun N150M Bribe To Dissolve APC Faction Kogi APC VC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Monday relieved all his Special Advisers of their appointments except one. A statement by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, said only the Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Bishop Winston Iwo was retained. No explanation has been given by the governor why he sacked []The post Nyesom Wike Sacks All Special Advisers Except Winston Iwo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Acting President, Yemi, Osinbajo, has dropped 2 new members nominated to be on the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission. The nominees who are said to be undergoing investigations by the same commission. Osinbajo had last week named a new chairman and board members for the commission. But there were []The post Osinbajo Drops Two ICPC Board Members Under Probe appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Pastor Enoch Adeboye with tambourine in hand led pastors and ministers of the RCCG from across the world who have converged at the Redemption Camp for the 65th RCCG Convention on a 7KM walk. God cares about your soul and your health also he told the over 200,000 people who walked with him. The RCCG []The post Pastor Adeboye At 75, Walks 7KM With Pastors Before The Kick Off Of 65th Convention appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
A cursory look at her will not betray the daunting challenge she daily lives with as she walks with a spring in her steps, boisterous, full of life and witty. But lo, Grace Atukpa is Nigerian Institute of Journalisms fresh blind graduate set to take on the world. BABAJIDE OKEOWO reports for your weekend treat. []The post I want to teach in any university, and be a household name in politics NIJs blind graduate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Since its commencement over a decade ago, the Osun-Osogbo festival has become a festival that turns Osun state to another Mecca of some sort for tourists across the world,with economic benefits; this annual celebration boosts the status of the state now known as the Land of Virtue in Nigeria. Described as the celebration of the []The post OSUN-OSOGBO FESTIVAL: How our culture can improve our economic status Ataoja of Osogbo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Despite the immense significance of the Ajuwon-Junction Road which sandwiches Iju-Ishaga in Lagos state and Akute in Ogun state, it has suffered remarkably from government neglect. The Ajuwon Junction is like the heart-beat of the area and holds a road which links Lambe, Matogun, Alausa, Koye, Agbadu, Berger and the Ajuwon-Akute area. In addition, it []The post Repair our roads or we quit voting, Ajuwon residents warn appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Cleric and Missionary, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho is a missionary who found favour with governors, politicians and celebrities among others to execute the works after Gods heart. The Founder of the International Christian Church for the missions, whose Church accommodates some victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast, in this interview with The Daily []The post God trained me to feel what the poor feel, and suffer what they suffer Missionary Folorunsho appeared first on Daily Times 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The Director of Primary Health Care in Akoko-Edo Local Government Council of Edo, Sunday Yerumoh, on Monday confirmed two cases of Lassa fever in the locality. Mr. Yerumoh made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Igarra, the administrative headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area. He said the patients []The post Edo Confirms Two Cases Of Lassa Fever appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Says no basis for agitation, President has not violated any law No, he should either return to Nigeria or resign Protesters The federal government has said that there is no basis for the agitation over the health status and absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that the President has not violated any []The post Presidents health, absence: No substitute for Buhari -FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
*As Obiano assures on security of lives, property *Ohaneze Ndigbo in Ondo faults FGs reaction The survivors of the massacre at the St. Philip Catholic Church, Amakwa, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state have narrated their ordeal, saying that it came on them by surprise. This is even as Governor Willie Obiano []The post Anambra church killing: Our ordeal, by survivors appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
*Also directs forfeiture of $2.7m, N84.5m rent A Federal High Court in Ikoyi on Monday ordered the final forfeiture to the Federal Government, a $37.5million high rise building on Banana Island, Lagos, belonging to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Chuka Obiozor also ordered that $2.7m and N84.5m realised as rents []The post Court orders final forfeiture of Diezanis $37.5m Banana Island property to FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria N 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The vacation Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, on Monday consolidated two separate suits seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from initiating the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly. Earlier yesterday before hearing the []The post Court consolidates suits seeking to stop Melayes recall appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
African lawyers, numbering over 1000 from different countries of Africa have converged in Port Harcourt for the African Bar Association 2017 Annual Conference, with a charge from Governor Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike, governor of Rivers state, to them to chart a course to develop the continent. Declaring open the conference on Monday, Governor Wike stated that []The post Wike tells African lawyers to chart course for devpt of continent appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education and Services says it will work with its Senate counterpart to address the challenge of funding facing Yaba College of Technology, (YABATECH), Lagos. Mr Aminu Suleiman, the committee chairman, made the pledge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after the committees oversight []The post NASS to address challenge of funding facing YABATECH appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Arsenal have lost three of their last four opening matches of the English Premier League (EPL), but manager Arsene Wenger is wary of a repeat of such when the season starts on Friday. Arsenal kick off the 2017/2018 EPL on Friday with a game against Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger believes the strength []The post Wenger Wary Of Another Slow Arsenal Start appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Nigerias Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Margaret Bamgbose have qualified for todays womens 400m semi-finals at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in Heat 2 of the race, Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahrain placed first with a time of 50:97secs at the []The post IAAF World Ch/ships: 3 Nigerians qualify for womens 400m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
President General of the Nigeria Football and Other Sports Supporters Club (NFSSC), Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, has declared that there is no faction in the club rather what people refer to as faction is a few disgruntled elements that have since been suspended for anti-club activities. Ladipo who led a team of national executive committee of []The post No faction in Supporters Club, says Ladipo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Nigeria Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) have, in the recent time, been leveraging robustly on different kinds of customers reward promotions to raise their earning and liquidity bars. This is a strong development, which has been described as a remarkable strategy to lure Nigerians into the banking system, boost customers base, among other objectives, so as []The post Marketing strategy: Banks leverage depositors, boost liquidity with promos -Investigations appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday. Goals from Chelseas Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and with both Courtois and Morata limply squandering their spot-kicks, Arsenal won []The post Glorious Gunners stun Blues, lift Community Shield appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Africas leading Internet Platform, Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings has recently reached the milestone of over USD 15m (approx. ZAR 200m) channeled into African consumer-focused technology companies since inception in 2014. According to a statement emanating from the group, the portfolio has achieved an average >200% annual revenue growth, helped by fast-growing companies like car []The post Silvertree invests $15m in Africa, appoints ex-Reckitt CEO, Freddy Caspers as chairman app 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad, says Cameroon still needs to convince CAF of its ability to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking on a trip to Burkina Faso, the CAF President gave his clearest indication yet that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting rights for the newly extended event. The []The post Cameroon needs to convince CAF on hosting AFCONAhmad appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (Alibaba) (NYSE: BABA) and Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott International) (NASDAQ: MAR) yesterday announced the establishment of a joint venture to redefine the travel experience for the hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers traveling abroad and domestically every year. The joint venture will leverage Marriott Internationals global portfolio of brands and unparalleled []The post Alibaba Group, Marriott International, partner to redefine travel experience app 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
. To enhance businesses in state Nigerias leading carrier, Air Peace, has said it will launch its maiden flight into the Akure Airport on Friday, August 11, 2017. A statement issued by the Corporate Communications Manager of the airline, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said the carrier was collaborating with the Governor, Rotimi Akeredolus administration to guarantee []The post Air Peace commences Akure operation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Leading international research firm, publishing information on emerging economies, The Business Year (TBY), in collaboration with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), have concluded plans to host the crme of the nations business leaders to a forum themed, Harnessing Digitalization in Nigerias Financial Sector. The event which is slated for Lagos, is a []The post TBY, LCCI host business leaders on digitalization of banking sector appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a recent data released on pension scheme, has recorded over 7.5 million registered workers in the Retirement Savings Account (RSA) membership distribution for the second quarter of 2017. The bureau stated that the over 7.5 million record in the second quarter compared to 7.4 million in first quarter []The post Pension scheme records 7.5 million workers in Q2 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday, boosted the FOREX market by offering a total of $195m in the three segments of the market. In the wholesale segment of the inter-bank Foreign Exchange market, it auctioned $100m and also intervened in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and invisible segments, with the sum of []The post CBN strengthens FOREX market with $195m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
*As Baru inaugurates anti-corruption committee The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that the four major investments it recently embarked upon with key upstream joint venture partners are capable of providing incremental revenue to the national treasury by over $30 billion within the next 10 years. Speaking at the inauguration of the reconstituted NNPC []The post NNPC to increase FG revenue by $30bn appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Nigerias Postal Service (NIPOST) has, over the years, been an important driver of the nations economy. From its old, but familiar name, the Post and Telecommunications, P&T, the sector has contributed to manpower development, job and wealth creation, among other laudable areas the industry has impacted on the economy. However, over the industry has undergone []The post NIPOST: Thinking out of-the- box appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The continued positive delivery of the equities market has led capital market experts and analyst at United Capital Research to advise investors to be cautious, as the broader index approaches its pre-crisis level high. The equities market last reached a record high of 42,899.28pts on July 7th, 2014, but started to decline due to Central []The post Analysts caution investors, as equities market reaches pre-crisis level appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Minister for Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has said that the Federal Government is committed to eradicate cyber criminality among youths across the country. Towards achieving this goal, the minister said that the government would put through, the establishment of National Anti-Cyber Criminality Council headed by the National Security Adviser. The Minister gave this clue at []The post FG determined to curb Cyber crime Minister appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
ESET, one of world leading IT security software and service provider has entered into a strategic partnership with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to provide standards and guidelines in the protection of Nigeria cyberspace. The standards and guidelines will eventually guarantee the safety of all Federal Government MDAs IT infrastructures, and will enable []The post ESET, NITDA partner to secure cyberspace appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Federal Government has approached the China Import Export Bank, to obtain a loan of $550million to acquire two new communications satellites for the Nigeria Communications Satellites Limited and the completion of project by Galaxy Backbone Limited. Mr. Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications, who disclosed this at a forum on the proposed ICT University, adding that []The post Infrastructure: FG to obtain $550m Chinese loan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
In order to become a major player in a fast-paced digital economy, indigenous businesses must leverage on technology and structure their business model in line with the needs of their local environment for growth. This was part of the submission made by Sir. Demola Aladekomo, founder, Chams Group Plc and Chairman, SmartCity Resorts Plc, during []The post Why businesses need to leverage on technology, environment appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are faced with numerous challenges, ranging from high operational costs and power. These challenges, among others, have now made only 10 per cent of the 103 licensed ISPs in the country to approach the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for license renewal. Indications from the telecom regulator showed that some 90 per []The post Tax, power, others destroy 90% ISPs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Airtel Nigeria, is offering 100 per cent value of a customers recharge as extra data in addition to the 8 times instant bonus customers get on every recharge. With the new SmartConnect package, Airtel customers will receive bonus data that is commensurate to the total value of their recharge at the end of a calendar []The post Airtel offers customers x8 bonus on every recharge appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
The Battle Rounds on Airtel The Voice Nigeria Season 2 continues on Sunday with much expectation from talents who will be facing one another to make the next phase of the competition. The first episode of the battle rounds created lot of drama and new twist to the show. We saw coach Patoranking demonstrate his []The post Airtel The Voice Nigeria battle rounds continue to next phase appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Nigerian actor, Alex Ekubo was full of complains and grumbled throughout the footage declaring that the Electric car can never work in Nigeria. The actor and his pals had to dump their ride after they exhausted the battery in the car and Alex couldnt wait for it to charge up. Instead hebcursed in his native []The post Alex Ekubo Stranded With His Electric Car appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
Thin Tall Tony has fathered a third child, as his wife Laraba, gave birth to a bouncing baby girl. Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Thin Tall Tony has welcomed his third child with his wife. He shared a beautiful photo of the girl on his Instagram page and wrote; Ladies and gentlemenfirst a huge THANK YOU []The post Ex BBN Housemate,Thin Tall Tony Welcomes Third Child appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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