NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 9 August, 2017.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Malam Ishaq Kawu, the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday inspected facilities installed in Kaduna State in preparation for Digital Switch Over. Kawu addressing newsmen shortly after inspecting the facilities said the commission was impressed with the level of work and the equipment installed by Pinnacle Communications Ltd. The commission, he said had kept []The post NBC inspects facilities in Kaduna, to kickoff Digital Switch Over soon appeared first on Daily Time 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
A civil society organization, The Progressives, has applauded the Nigeria Police Force over its reward system embarked upon by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris for police officers who have distinguished themselves in fighting crime. In a statement signed by its Executive Director, O.M Atoyebi Esq, and made available to journalists, the group called []The post CSO applauds the IGP over reward system to officers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The lawmakers in the Ondo State House of Assembly has called on the Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to give the women folks a 35 % affirmative in the positions of government and political leadership in the state. The parliamentarians who explained that the females are not being carried along well enough in the ruling government of []The post Lawmakers accuse Akeredolu of shutting out women in his govt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Kaduna unveiled five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft acquired by the Federal Government to boost the capacity of Nigeria Air Force personnel in the country. The Daily Times gathers that the five aircraft are among the 10 acquired by the government from Pakistan. Osinbajo, who was represented by the []The post Osinbajo unveils 5 acquired Super trainer Aircraft in Kaduna appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops to move in-depth, into the bushes to engage and clear remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists from the North-East region. You must take this fight to their hideouts. You must go further, that should be the next state. Buratai gave the charge on Tuesday []The post Buratai urges troops to take fight to Boko Haram appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
A 22-year-old suspect, Emmanuel Obazuaye, who was allegedly caught with a human head, was on Tuesday brought before the Yaba Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos. The accused, who resides in Ikorodu, Lagos State, is standing trial on a two-count of conspiracy and unlawful possession of human head. Members of the Badoo cult have been terrorising []The post Badoo suspect hauled before court appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Federal Government has filed a notice of discontinuance of the suit it filed against seven commercial banks seeking the remittance of the sum of 287.9 billion allegedly hidden with them in contravention of the Treasury Single Account policy. The notice of discontinuance dated August 7, 2017 was brought pursuant to Order 50 Rule 2 []The post FG seeks out-of-court settlement with banks over TSA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
There was a palpable fear yesterday morning at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) as an unattended bag at the hajj and cargo area of the terminal caused scare. The bag, which was neatly tied was said to contain bomb, planted at the area where pilgrims process their travelling documents before being taken in a []The post Bomb scare at Lagos Airport appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has denied ascribing those agitating for the restructuring of the country as political jobbers seeking appointments. Osinbajo made the refutal on Tuesday in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande. He said the audio and video tapes of []The post I was misquoted on restructuring, agitators not political jobbers Osinbajo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Federal Capital Territorys Command of the Nigeria Police on Tuesday arraigned a dismissed police officer, Musa Musa (23), before a Chief Magistrates Court in Wuse, Zone 2, Abuja for alleged house breaking and stealing of valuable house items belonging to former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Police First Information Report (FIR) which was read to []The post Police arraign dismissed officer over theft of Jonathans property appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurate the South-West office of Buhari Campaign Organisation in Ibadan ahead of the 2019 election. Some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari are just not bothered about whether he is sick and away or not. For them, it is Buhari or no one else. A so-called South-West office of Buhari Campaign []The post Buharis Supporters Launch 2019 Re-Election Campaign appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The committee set up by a coalition of Northern youths and Igbo leaders, over the expulsion notice given by some Northern youths to Igbos to leave the North by October 1, 2017, has failed to reach an agreement. The 10-man committee, made up of five northern and south-eastern representatives each, was set up last week []The post Igbo Leaders, Northern Youths Meeting Ends In Deadlock appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned its presidential ticket to the North, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to do same. NORTHERN political establishment appears split over who it should back as presidential candidate for 2019 from among those jostling for the highest job from the area. Findings by Sunday Tribune []The post 2019: Buhari, Atiku, Kwankwaso Divide North appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Ogun State Government on Monday explained why it approached the World Bank to secure a N350 million loan. The government also dismissed reports that the House of Representatives Committee on Loans, Aids/ Debt Management had disapproved of the loan request. The state government had on Wednesday sought the approval of the National Assembly as []The post Why We Want N107 Billion World Bank Loan Ogun Govt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
SUPPORTERS of President Muhammadu Buhari, under the aegis of Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), on Monday, said Nigerians had benefitted from the strides of the current admistration such that Buhari currently boasts of, at least, 12.2 million voters for the 2019 election. In what they called a silent revolution of the countrys fortunes, the organisation, led []The post Buhari Already Has Over 12 Million Voters For 2019 campaign Organisation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fr 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has declared that nobody could stop him from visiting Lagos State if he wanted. Kanu who spoke exclusively to The AUTHORITY in Umuahia, was reacting to threats by some individuals and groups that his safety is not guaranteed in Lagos even as rumours are []The post Nobody Can Stop Me From Visiting Lagos Kanu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The burden of the over 8 years of Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria is still heavy on the nation. Hunger has been a perennial off shoot of the violence and now Malaria has joined the enemys ranks. The conflict is still taking its toll on the citizens, mostly those resident in Borno state where []The post ALARMING! 8,500 People Affected With Malaria Weekly In Borno appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
As part of an effort to improve digital literacy among children, Sterling Bank Plc, the one-customer bank, has opened a summer camp in Lagos. The programme is designed to expose kids to coding language during the summer holidays. The fun-filled summer camp, which is being organised in collaboration with Audax Code School is aimed at []The post Sterling Bank opens summer camp on coding language appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Nigerian currency in circulation has recorded a decline of 5.6 per cent to N1.77 trillion in July 2017, latest Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed. The Naira in circulation continued to drop in 2017, following the apex Bank intensive effort to mop liquidity in the economy to reduce inflation and sustain its stability. []The post Currency in circulation declines to N1.77trn in July- CBN appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The naira, which had dropped to 367 at the end of Monday trading rebounded on Tuesday, to close at 365 after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) boosted the foreign exchange (Forex) market by offering a total sum of $195million in different segments of the market. The local currency, however, depreciated slightly against the pound []The post Naira rebounds as Forex market lifted by $195m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Local investors in the Nigerian capital market have been urged to seek professional counselling from qualified investment experts before venturing into the market for investment purposes. Failure to seek professional counselling before making inroad in the equities market, in a bullish run could result to loss of investment value and erosion of interests in the []The post Indigenous investors charged on professional counselling appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
In order to ensure effective implementation of the Executive Order concerning the ease of doing Business at Ports, the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commissioned a 24-hour emergency clinic to cater for health concerns. The Managing Director of the Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, who declared open the clinic located at Apapa Port []The post Port health: NPA commissions emergency clinic appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The FMDQ OTC has demonstrated commitment to protecting investors in the fixed income with the establishment of investors protection fund, trailing the path of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). In compliance with the provisions of Part XIV of the Investments and Securities Act 2007, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange []The post FMDQ affirms commitment to investor protection, establishes IPF appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc has notified the investing public of its name change, to 11Plc to be effected by the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Friday, 11 August, 2017. The new name changed, pronounced as Double One Plc is sequel to the resolution passed by the companys shareholders at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on []The post Mobil set for new brand name appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Guinness lead gainers, Morrison tops losers Nigerias equities market on Tuesday, posted a growth of N163bn as total worth of all listed companies measured by the Market Capitalisation settled at N13.097trn. The equities market recorded its sixth consecutive growth on Tuesday, while investors proceeded with positive reactions to improving macroeconomic narratives. The All-Share Index consequently []The post Equities market advances further with 163bn gain appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Ni 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
SuperSport begins countdown on Euro season The worlds most exciting football leagues are returning to SuperSport with a bang this August as Europes best players go to battle across the continent to win the most coveted prizes in the club game. Only DStv will showcase all 380 matches of the Premier League and all 380 []The post Sports Briefs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Jonathan Biabiany has left Inter to join Sparta Prague on season-long loan with an option to buy. The winger, who re-joined Inter for a third spell at San Siro as a free agent two years ago, completed his move to the Czech Republic on Monday. Biabiany made 20 Serie A appearances in his first season []The post Biabiany swaps Inter for Sparta Prague appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Netherlands midfielder Davy Propper from PSV for a club-record fee. Brighton and PSV did not disclose the value of the transfer but Propper is reported to have moved to the Amex Stadium for 6million. The 25-year-old joined PSV from Vitesse Arnhem in 2015 and went on []The post Brighton break transfer record for PSVs Propper appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder has completed his move to Nice. The 33-year-old was released by Galatasaray last month after four seasons with the Turkish Super Lig giants and joins on a free transfer. Nice confirmed Sneijder had passed his medical on Monday, less than 24 hours after announcing an initial deal had been reached, with []The post Nice complete Sneijder signing appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Manchester United will be waiting on the other side for Gareth Bale if the Wales star is unwanted by Real Madrid, according to manager Jose Mourinho. United face Madrid in Skopje in the UEFA Super Cup today and the pre-match build-up has been played out against mounting speculation over Bales future. A report reveals that []The post Man Utd target Reals Bale appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
All is now set for the first Lagos Junior League Football Seminar which comes up on August 16, 2017 at the sports bar of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Nigeria Football Association (NFF) Technical Director, now Executive Secretary of the Lagos Junior League, Tunde Disu (OFR) confirmed that the seminar is aimed at getting the []The post Lagos Junior League seminar holds Aug. 16 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Jose Mourinho will be hoping to claim one European trophy that seems elusive to him whe Manchester United take on Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup Its D-day! Manchester Uniteds Jose Mourinho has a trophy-laden cabinet but one silverware missing in his collection is the European Super Cup. The Portuguese manager will be hoping []The post Mourinho Eyes First Super Cup Win appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
As the double header 2018 World Cup qualifiers between the Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon approaches, President General of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo has assured that members of the club will be fully mobilised in Uyo and Yaound to give the Super Eagles maximum support when they clash with []The post WCQ: NFSC will mobilise support for EaglesLadipo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The quarter- finals of the Season 15 of the on-going Bishop Mike Okonkwo tournamnet will hold on Saturday, August 8, at the Practice Pitch of the National Institute for Sports (NIS), Lagos. According to the fixtures released by the Local Organising Committee of the championship, Young Talent FC will battle Soccer 99 FC, while Potters []The post Okonkwo tourney enters quarter- final stage appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Arsenals Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi has expressed his joy after his sides victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. The Gunners came from a goal down (scored by the Blues Victor Moses) to level the game at 1-1, before triumphing 4-1 on post-match penalties. Iwobi played 67 minutes for Arsene Wengers []The post Iwobi lauds Arsenal Community Shield triumph appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Tasks stakeholders on challenges The Federal Government has declared the maiden Smart City Summit Nigeria open with a charge to stakeholders to proffer solutions aimed at enhancing its implementation. Smart City has been described as a city outfitted with high-tech communications capabilities, uses digital technology to enhance performance and well-being, to reduce costs and []The post FG opens Smart City Summit, urges private sector participation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
creates 10,061 new jobs Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has estimated that the value of manufacturing production in the country during the second half of 2016, reached N5.02 trillion. as against N4.08t recorded in the corresponding half of 2015. This, the group said, indicated N0.94t or 23.0 per cent increase over the period under review. []The post Manufacturing hits N5.2t in second half of 2016, says MAN appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Mobil Oil Nigeria has sent a notice to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), informing dealing members and the investing public of its change of name from Mobil Oil Nigeria to 11 Plc. The change of name will take effect on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday, 11 August. NIPCO Plc, had last year acquired []The post Mobil changes name appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Federal Government is set to hold Smart Cities Nigeria 2017 Conference as parts of its efforts in providing a forum for stakeholders to discuss and deliberate on some of the most challenging issues confronting Nigeria as a country. The Nigeria Smart City Initiative (NSCI), which is driven by the Federal Ministry of Communications in []The post FG holds smart cities summit in Abuja appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The management of MTN Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mr. Tobechukwu Nkemdilim Okigbo as the new Corporate Relations Executive. Mr. Okigbo joined MTN from Smile Communications where he was Chief Corporate Services Officer, and expected to provide deep insight on strategy and drive targeted engagement with critical MTN Nigerias stakeholders. In a statement by []The post MTN Nigeria appoints Tobechukwu Okigbo as new Corporate Relations Executive appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nige 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Nigerian rapper, Jude Abaga also known as M.I says he does not see anything wrong being gay or lesbian M.I may spark some controversy on social media and across the entertainment industry with his recent comments on homosexuals. The Chocolate City boss has criticised the anti-gay rights law in Nigeria when he featured on a []The post Nothing Wrong Being Gay MI appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Songbird Simi has announced the release date for her sophomore album titled Simisola This is coming after her gospel-centric debut album Ogaju released in 2006. Simi broke out with the song Tiff in 2014, went on to sign a deal with record label X3M Music and has since been flying in leaps and bounds with []The post Singer announces release date of second album Simisola appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Nollywood actor Muyiwa Ademola shared a lovely photo of his twin boys, Taiwo and Kehinde Ademola and were strucked. The movie star did this via Instagram on July 25, 2017, in celebration of their birthday. You came when I could hardly feed myself when I was still looking for a major breakthrough in the industry. []The post The Birth Of My Twins Triggered My Career Breakthrough Muyiwa Ademola appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Former Governor of Rivers State and the current Transport Minister, Mr Rotimi Amaechi must tender unreserved apology to some key ministers of God in the country before Muhammadu Buharis administration can fully achieve its aims, Bishop Seun Adeoye has stated. The Presiding Bishop of Sufficient Grace and Truth Ministry (SGTM), Rehoboth Arena, Okinni in a []The post Buharis Govt Wont Succeed Until Amaechi Apologises To Pastors Bishop Adeoye appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
If I am wicked, it is because you love it. I always want to make you happy, were the words of Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor, recently. Mama G spoke during a cameo appearance at the Glo Laffta Fest held in Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday. The actress, who was cheered as she mounted the stage by []The post If I am wicked, you are the cause, Patience Ozokwor tells fans appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
To Night Entertainment frontline act Flavour has revealed plans to tour the world with his new album Ijele The Traveler. The album was dropped towards the tail end of June and is already well-received with the singer going ahead to drop 6 videos for track on it. The dates and venues for the tour []The post Flavour set to go on World Tour for New Album Ijele The Traveler appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
M.I may spark some controversy on social media and across the entertainment industry with his recent comments on homosexuals. The Chocolate City boss has criticised the anti-gay rights law in Nigeria when he featured on a podcast show, Middle Ground, which was hosted by the trio of April Maey, Loose Kaynon, and Wendy Akomolafe-Kalu. In []The post Nothing Wrong Being Gay MI appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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