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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 AUGUST, 2017].




Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Friday 18 August, 2017.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said the former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida who clocks 76 years on (Tuesday) is a precious gift to mankind and to the country, describing him as a true champion of peace, unity and togetherness of Nigeria. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, []The post IBB at 76, you are a patriot, precious gift to mankind -Gov Sani Bello appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Hon Gani Quadri is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Lagos State and the immediate past Sole Administrator of Alimosho Local Government Area of the of the state. In this interview with INIOBONG IWOK, he speaks on the ongoing constitutional amendment which moves to grant local government autonomy, arguing that with the []The post LG autonomy may fail without true federalism in Nigeria -Quadri appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, at the Abuja House in London. The two leaders departed Nigeria at the early hours of Thursday to London where they met with the President. However, detail of their meeting was not disclosed as []The post Senate President, Speaker meet Buhari in London appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has been adjudged as the most effective government agency in Nigeria. This was the outcome of a survey conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC. The survey specifically indicated that as far as Nigerians are concerned, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, remains []The post Anti-graft war: UN agency survey rates EFCC most effective govt outfit appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Navy has destroyed 30 new illegal refineries with a combine capacity to produce 4 million litres of petroleum products daily, in Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers state. Speaking during the destruction of one of the illegal refineries, the Executive Officer of NNS Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, Captain Victor Jooji, said that all the []The post Navy destroys 30 illegal refineries in Rivers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said that President Muhammadu Buharis health has improved tremendously. The Speaker and the President of Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki visited the President at Abuja House in London on Thursday. Tweeting via his verified official Twitter handle @Yakubdogara, the Speaker said he was glad seeing that []The post Buharis health has improved tremendously Dogara appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Kaduna State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has intercepted two suspected human traffickers and rescued 44 minors. Speaking in Kaduna on Thursday, the Sector Commander, Malam Umar Ibrahim, said that the suspects, a driver and one other adult were arrested on Wednesday on Kaduna Zaria Expressway. According []The post Human traffickers arrested with 44 kids in Kaduna appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has empowered the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, to reorganize the state chapter of the body. A letter, dated August 1, 2017 and signed by the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Dr. Rotimi Oladele, reads in part, please kindly reorganize the Delta []The post NIPR empowers Ukah to reorganize Delta state chapter appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has urged members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to intensify efforts in the current war against corruption by being forthright in the handling of corruption related cases. Masari made the call on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by the Katsina and Funtua NBA branches led by Barrister []The post Be forthright in handling corruption related cases, Gov Masari urges NBA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
.Backs George for coveted position Former Minister of Aviation and Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has said that it is the turn of the South West to occupy the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), just as he reiterated his support for the emergence of Chief Olabode George as the partys chairman. []The post PDP Chairmanship: Its turn of SWest Babatope appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Kogi state government has confirmed the outbreak of a strange disease that claimed over 50 lives in Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa all in Yagba West, local government area of the state. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Haruna, who disclosed this when he visited the affected villages on Wednesday, however said that with investigations carried out []The post Strange disease kills over 50 adults, children in Kogi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Some Senior lawyers have condemned Wednesday National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) survey on corruption that rated judges and policemen as the most corrupt in the country . The senior lawyers, Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN) and Mr. Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN), also argued that there was no scientific proof and data by the NBS to back up []The post Senior lawyers condemned NBS rating of judges as most corrupt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
CSO condemns attack on EFCC office The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has condemned in strong terms the violent attack meted on the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as well as the threat to live letter issues to one of its operatives. In a statement signed by Auwal Ibrahim Musa []The post CSO condemns attack on EFCC office appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of katsina state has declared open a meeting on the menace of forest reserves and cattle routes encroachment in the state. Speaking shortly after declaring the meeting open on Thursday at the local government service commission conference hall in katsina, Masari said for years, provisions and plans were not made for []The post Katsina to address menace of forest reserves and cattle routes encroachment appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, has condemned the leadership tussle that rocked the Edo State House of Assembly on Monday. He described it as irresponsible, immature and barbaric, stressing that the violence was capable of underminding the interest of the citizens of the state. The monarch in a statement signed by his chief press []The post Benin monarch describes Edo Assembly leadership tussle as barbaric appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
An aspirant for the Kaduna Zone A Senatorial district of Kaduna State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kabiru Mohammed Kaura Zaria, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the country of failing to drive the nations economy as promised during its electioneering campaign. who is a seasoned public servant, []The post Kaduna senatorial aspirant carpets APC over nations economy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The continued agitation for a state of Biafra by the Independent peoples of Biafra (IPOB), may not solve the numerous challenges bedeviling the Igbo ethnic group, rather differences and disagreement between the Igbo and other ethnic groups should be resolved amicably for the unity of the country. This was the view of the president general []The post Biafra not solution to Nigerias problems- Nwokedi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State and former governorship aspirant in the 2016 governorship election in the state, Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, has resigned his membership of the PDP. Iduoriyekemwen who was a member of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff led faction of the PDP before the Supreme Court verdict []The post Ex-PDP governorship aspirant in Edo resigns from party appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Christopher Danjuma as Head Coach of the U20 Women National Team, also known as Falconets. Danjuma will be assisted by Wemimo Matthew (1st Assistant Coach), Mansur Abdullahi (2nd Assistant Coach) and Abdul-lateef Yusuf (Goalkeeper Trainer). The quartet is expected in the Federal Capital, Abuja on Wednesday next week to []The post NFF appoints Danjuma, others to coach Falconets appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Hull City Manager, Leonid Slutsky, has hinted at a possible loan move for forward, Ahmed Musa, this summer. The 46-year-old gaffer is upbeat of a better working relationship with the Nigeria international having previously worked together at CSKA Moscow for four years. Musa has struggled to establish himself in the Craig Shakespeares squad in his []The post Slutsky hints at loan move for Musa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Nigerias U15 boys have rounded off a tour of the Kingdom of Morocco and are expected back in the country this morning. The team coached by Atune Jolomi alongside assistant coaches Tyabo Abubakar and Olowookere Bankole and goalkeeper trainer Ernest Salolome lost their first game against the Morocco U15 squad 0-1 on Wednesday before pulling []The post Future Eagles conclude tour of Morocco appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt Hon Comrade Phillip Shaibu, has strongly condemned the quality of officiating in the on-going Nigerian Premier League. His comments came after he watched a recent derby between Warri Wolves and their Edo counterparts, Bendel insurance FC at the Warri Township stadium where he was guest of honor. The []The post Bad officiating bane of Nigerian football Shaibu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has been denied a work permit to play for English Championship side Birmingham City. Birmingham had agreed terms with the 24-year-old to sign him from Turkish club Trabzonspor. However the Football Association turned down a first application for a work permit for Onazi last week. An appeal made by the club []The post Onazi has been denied a work permit appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The first ever Lagos Junior League symposium was successful Wednesday at the Sports Bar of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos with football veterans Muyiwa Oshode, Tunde Disu (OFR) and Segun Adenuga amongst others applauding Lagos State Executive Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for sustaining the U-15 Football programme that began in 2010. Oshode who alongside Disu []The post Lagos Junior League: Veterans applaud Ambode appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Semi- final matches of the on-going Season 15 of the annual Bishop Mike Okonkwo football tournament will be decided on Saturday August 19, 2017 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, FC Bethel will trade tackles with []The post Okonkwo tourney enters semi- final stage appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
With few months to this years Africa Speed Skating Championship slated to hold in Togo from December 8-9, 2017, President of the Roller Sports Federation of Nigeria, Comrade Joseph Evah, has appealed to the Ministry of Youth and Sports and corporate organisations in the country to extend financial help to the federation to enable it []The post Evah makes case for Roller Sports Federation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Even as foreigners carted away the top prizes at the just ended ITTF Nigeria Challenge, Union Bank Table Tennis Club is aiming to produce more quality players that would give the nation better representation in future meets. Head coach of Union Bank Table Tennis Club, Samson Ajayi, said they are proud of past and present []The post ITTF Challenge fallout: Union Bank vows to discover stars appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Cristiano Ronaldos five-match ban will stand after an appeal was rejected by the Spanish Football Federation. Ronaldo was handed the sanction after being sent off and then shoving the referee in Real Madrids 3-1 Supercopa de Espana first-leg victory over Barcelona on Sunday. The Portugal star played out a dramatic cameo at Camp Nou, coming []The post Spanish FA rejects Ronaldos appeal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said that it has caught down the cost of crude oil production from $78 dollars per barrel per day, as at August 2015 to $23 p/d, representing 70.5 per cent reduction. The Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), a unit of NNPC, Engr. Dafe Sejebor, []The post Nigerias oil production cost down from $78 to $23b/d, says NNPC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, has been listed among important thought leaders in the corporate and government circles that will speak at this years edition of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Conference. Ogunsanya, who was recently named African CEO of the Year by a pan African platform []The post Airtel Nigerias CEO, Ogunsanya, to lead discourse on African Business at NBA Conference appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The International Air Travel Agency (IATA) has revealed that the aviation industry in Nigeria has created over 650,000 jobs and contributes $8.2 billion to the domestic economy. IATA Vice President Ali Bakri made the assertion when he met with industry operators in the country recently. However, the aviation industry in Nigeria is plagued by several []The post Nigerias aviation industry creates 650k jobs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Africas richest man, Aliko Dangotes first order of business if he succeeds in buying English Premier League football club Arsenal will be to fire Arsene Wenger. Dangote, who has coveted the team since becoming a supporter in the mid-1980s, told Bloomberg that he will make an offer for the club once the construction of his []The post Dangote to fire Wenger appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
*It enhances business operations, widens telecoms pace *No, services remain poor, consumers short-changed *Operators blame challenging business environment Today, August 18, 2017, the Global Satellite for Mobile Telecommunications, (GSM) will be 16 years old in the country. The entry of the telecom system in August 2001 was described as a revolution of some sort, impacting []The post 16 years of GSM in Nigeria: Stakeholders, others express divergent views appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. N 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Konga, a technology company is pivotal in using technology to meet business challenges has denounced some media publication captioned Firm partners Jumia, Konga to boost TBC acceptance, adding that Konga Online Shopping Limited is not in partnership with the firm as this headline is misleading and untrue. Konga as a technology company is pivotal in []The post Jumia, Konga denounce being in partnership with TBC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
In the first half of 2017, Porsche AG increased its operating result, revenue, deliveries and number of employees. Six months into the year, Porsches operating result has reached 2.1 billion euro, an increase of 16 per cent. Revenue rose by eight per cent to 11.8 billion euro. The companys profit margin came to 18.1 per []The post Porsche Achieves garners positive first-half result, re-positions for Motorsport appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Kia Motors has earned three J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) awards with the Kia Niro, Kia Soul, and Kia Cadenza, all garnering awards in their respective segments. Kia is the only non-premium brand to register wins in three segments, earning accolades in the Small SUV segment (Niro), Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment (Soul) []The post Kia Niro, Soul, Cadenza named segment winners in J.D. Power rating appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Mobility has once again been refined with the introduction of vehicular control using voice commands. Mercedes-Benz has further enhanced the performance of the LINGUATRONIC voice control system for navigation use and entertainment. This is one of the many efforts aimed at perfecting mobility in the autonomous future. The new E-class features a new Audio 200 []The post Mercedes-Benz: New E-class showcases attractive features appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
If money doesnt buy performance, one practical measure is to promote salary fairness among team members. Its a no brainer to think that talents lead to high performance. Thats why we go after them with money. But does it work for a team' Not necessarily, at least for the English Premiere League (EPL). In the []The post Team success economics (How not to waste money on Big-Name Stars in pro football) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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