NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday 20 September, 2017.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has urged the Federal Government to fight corruption within the ambit of the law. Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Primate of Anglican Church, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, accompanied by Archbishops and Bishops of the church at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike []The post Wike to FG: Fight corruption within ambit of law appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Head Pastor of the Celestial Church of Christ, Rev. Pastor Josiah Owodunni, has emphasised on the need for Nigerians to be patient with the president Muhammadu Buhari led Government, advising that they should pray rather than complain. The pastor who was speaking during a world press conference marking the 70th Anniversary of the church []The post Nigerians should be patient with President Buhari -cleric appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in partnership with the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, has concluded all plans to create opportunities for Startups in the country through the 23rdNigeria Economic Summit (NES) holding next month in Abuja. Speaking at a press conference organized by the NESG in Lagos []The post NESG, FG creating opportunities for Startups appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
One of the federal governments intervention programmes which has recorded huge success in recent years is the Central Bank of Nigerias (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme. Under it, the CBN collaborated with local farmers through state governments to promote agricultural production across the country. First to benefit from the programme were some states in the northern []The post Let Anchor Borrowers Programme go round appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The National Executive Council (NEC) of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) met in Lagos recently on the state of the nation and came out with some recommendations on how to move the nation forward. In particular, the TUC National Executive Committee (NEC) called for the revival of Bank of Agriculture (BOA) and the National []The post Revive Bank of Agriculture and NERFUND appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Reuben Abati, former spokesman to former Nigerias president Goodluck Jonathan, slammed the Nigerian military over its operation code names. In an article entitled, Python Do Not Dance,Abati noted that the Nigerian military has never been so clever in coming up with operation code names and such code-namesas: Operation Python Dance and Crocodile Smile were wrong []The post Pythons dont dance, crocodile can never smile, Abati criticises Nigerian military over code-names appeared first on Daily Tim 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Federal Ministry of Health and Sokoto State government on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the provision and distribution of good health care to the indigenes and residents of Nigerians in Sokoto State. Speaking at the occasion in Abuja, the State Governor of Sokoto, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tanbawal described the gesture as []The post FG signs MoU with Sokoto over provision of efficient health care appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
. MTN, Glo lead, as 9mobile comes last The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Internet users in Nigeria still stand at 91 million customers up until July. The telecommunications industry regulator made this known in its monthly Internet subscribers data published on its website on Monday. The commission said that Internet users, however, declined from []The post NCC: Nigerian Internet subscribers remain at 91m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Finally, the suspected Mastermind and killer of Hector Jobateh, the 2006 winner of Gulder Ultimate search have been arrested. Hector was traced and shot dead at his residence at New Oko-Oba in Agege area of Lagos State. The suspect, Ismaila Adeyemi, aged 49, was arrested by men of the Lagos state Police Command, after weeks []The post Killer of Hector, 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search Winner arrested appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The lawyer representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, said he has not communicated with his client since September 14, when Kanus Abia State home was invaded by soldiers, Premium Times reports. The lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, was reacting to reports that Kanu had gone into hiding. In a statement Tuesday, Ejiofor []The post Nnamdi Kanu abducted, probably killed in Nigerian armys invasion, personal lawyer cries out appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Federal Government of Nigeria said it is aware of sources funding the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it is taking steps to block them. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this Tuesday on a live TV programme Good Morning Nigeria on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). Terrorists do not []The post Nigerias FG to block IPOB funding sources appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Nigerias Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has slammed a life ban on the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Partnership Investment Company Plc and Partnership Securities Limited Mr. Victor Ogiemwonyi. The SEC also banned him from holding directorship position in any public company in Nigeria for his unprofessional conduct in respect of the activities of both []The post SEC slams life ban on CEO, Partnership Investments appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
In a move to take the heat off the Nigerian Army and ensure that due process is followed, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a presidential proclamation proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the groups involvement in terrorist activities. Making this known yesterday, sources in the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation []The post Buhari Signs Proclamation Proscribing IPOB appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Nigerias army chief has backtracked from the labeling of secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, Ipob, as a terrorist organisation, the Vanguard news site reports. Lt Gen Tukur Buratai termed last weeks announcement as a pronouncement on Ipob: What the defence headquarters did was to make a pronouncement. It wasnt a declaration per se. But []The post Nigerian army denies calling Ipob a terrorist group appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Says excuses, blame game wont concede ruling partys ineptitude The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday advised the All Progressives Congress (APC), to look inward and seek solutions to its self-induced challenges in government. The challenges being faced by the governing APC, the opposition PDP pointed out, were caused by its unpreparedness for governance. The []The post Politics: PDP to APC: You are your own enemy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
A high-powered delegation of the Northern Governors Forum on Monday visited Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, where they all reiterated the indivisibility of Nigeria. The visiting governors who commended Governor Wike for taking urgent steps that led to the protection of Nigerians living in the state said their move was geared towards promoting []The post Northern Governors Forum, Wike agree on unity of Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Mr. Makinde Araoye (MKD) has empowered about 500 indigent senior citizens of the state with N5million cash at N10,000 each. Also distributed by Araoye to the indigent citizens were food stuff such as 100 bags of rice, 50 bags of wheat, 25 bags of []The post Ekiti: APC Chieftain, Makinde Araoye Empowers Senior Citizens with N5million Cash appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Northern governors have invited their counterparts from the South-East to visit their states to interract with Igbo communities as a means of promoting peace and communal harmony among various groups in the country. Chairman of Northern Governors Forum and Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima announced this after he led a delegation of five governors on []The post Why we visited SEast, SSouth- Gov Shettima appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said militarys declaration of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) as a militant and terrorist organization was constitutional, as against Senate President Bukola Sarakis claim. Recall that Saraki had said Monday that the categorisation of the group [IPOB] as a terrorist organisation by the []The post Buratai counters Saraki, says IPOB declared terrorist group is constitutional appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Russian officials and Orthodox priests on Tuesday unveiled a statue in Moscow of inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose iconic AK-47 assault rifle has claimed countless lives worldwide. A priest sprinkled holy water on the seven-metre tall statue of Kalashnikov gripping his deadly creation, which will now loom over motorists from a traffic island in one of []The post Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Paris Saint-Germain teammates Edinson Cavani and Neymar were involved in a spat over set-pieces during their 2-0 win over Lyon. The worlds most expensive player wanted to take a penalty, and challenged Cavani the clubs penalty taker for the right to do so but the Uruguayan forward stood his ground and overruled both []The post The Real Story Behind Neymar And Cavanis Field Battle- Its Money Related appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The conference hall of Limeridge Hotel in Lekki area of Lagos was on the 8th of September, 2017 filled to the brim by what can be described as strange bed fellows drawn from different ethnic tribes in the country. In the large open hall, leaders of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), []The post FEHN moves to broker peace through training on ethnic harmony appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Legal luminaries in the country on Tuesday eulogized Justice Ibrahim Auta who left the bench as the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court on September 16 at the age of 65 years. Just as Justice Auta declared that his inability to complete the 7 storey court building in the Lagos division was his only []The post Inability to complete 7-storey court building, my only regret Ex-CJ Auta appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
*Tariff hike likely to begin early 2018 Electricity consumers across the country are now living in fear following the move by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to review its Multi-Year- Tariff template. Consequently, a number of issues are being proposed for discussion by the regulatory authority as it begins consultations with stakeholders across the []The post Apprehension as FG begins electricity tariff review appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Operation code-names have been an important part of military operations since the Germans first applied them in World War 1 but it may be said that the recent (or ongoing') controversial military exercise in the South Eastern part of Nigeria code-named Operation Python Dance II is the first major incident in Nigerian military history to []The post The Python does not dance appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
In order to promote sports in the state, the Rivers State Government has commenced the process for the establishment of a Football Academy that would be affiliated to Real Madrid Football Club of Spain. The Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on Monday met with officials of Interact Sports and Real Madrid Campus Experience []The post RSG to set up International Football Academy affiliated to Real Madrid appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
1ne Get the most out of your workout routine by following some of my simple tips to help you burn more calories and feel great during and after each workout. 2wo Youll lose more weight working outdoors than you would indoors. By pushing against the wind and gaining more momentum jumping on the grass, you []The post Eight steps to exercising intelligently- Eyola appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele have been included on the 25-man shortlist for the 2017 Golden Boy, the annual prize handed out to the best under-21 player in Europe. The award, run by Italian newspaper Tuttosport and voted for by a panel of journalists, is likely to be a two-horse race between Mbappe, who starred []The post Mbappe, Dembele lead Golden Boy nominees appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Nigerias Adetayo Adetunji has been crowned champion of the girls singles at ITF U-18 Junior Circuit which ended in Benin Republic following a 6-4, 6-1 win over Linda Elounde of Cameroun. The 17-year-old Adetunji, who is based in South Africa, was too handful for Elounde somehow justifying her reaching the quarter-finals at this years Commonwealth []The post Adetunji wins ITF U-18 Circuit title appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
After guiding her team to gain promotion to the Nation Wide Division1 League, proprietress/ Chief Coach of Good Land Rangers FC of Lagos, Ajuma Otache has declared that she has what it takes to handle the Super Falcons. In an exclusive interview with our correspondent, Otache who is the only female coach that handled a []The post Im ready for Super Falcons jobOtache appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Chief Coach of Pelican Stars of Calabar, Agat Egat, has declared the readiness of the club to lift this years Women FA Cup also known as Aiteo Cup. Pelican Stars last Saturday at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos defeated FC Robo by 4-2 penalties after their game ended 2-2 in the []The post Pelican Stars target Aiteo Cup appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
President General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club and President of Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), Dr. Rafiu Ladipo has strongly warned social media fraudsters to desist from using his hard-earned good name to dupe innocent Nigerians and others globally. A visibly angry Ladipo alleged Tuesday that the fraudsters have opened facebook []The post Ladipo warns social media fraudsters appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
It is being reported that Neymar has unfollowed Cavani on Instagram to further drive home his displeasure at what happened between the pair. The feud between Brazilian superstar Neymar and his PSG teammate Edinson Cavani has taken a new twist. It is being reported that Neymar has unfollowed Cavani on Instagram to further drive home []The post Neymar, Cavani Feud Takes New Twist appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The home-based Super Eagles Monday defeated the Black Stars of Ghana 2-0 in their last group game to progress to the semi-finals of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations. Super Eagles B team bounced back to winning ways after two successive draws against Mali and Guinea, beating bitter rivals and host Ghana []The post Nigeria beat Ghana 2-0 to progress to semi-finals in the ongoing WAFU appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Super Eagles have shot to the semi-finals of the WAFU Cup after they outclassed hosts Ghana 2-0 in final Group A match tonight in Cape Coast. Nigeria thus finished on five points, a point less than already-qualified Ghana. They will now battle the winners of Group B for a place in the championship game []The post Eagles Outclass Hosts Ghana To Reach WAFU Cup Semis appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, the African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) in Africa. Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, shared plans to build an African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth), during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum which he is co-hosting and which is taking place []The post Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth, form African Business Coalition on Health appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria Ne 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has appointed focal persons to interface with the 11 electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) for effective distribution of more electricity to consumers. A statement by Mrs Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager (Public Affairs), in Abuja on Monday said the focal persons had been inaugurated at the Headquarters. They said the []The post TCN appoints focal persons to interface with 11 DisCos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says the stakeholders consultative forum on reviewing the frequency of Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) is not meant to discuss electricity tariff review in the country. NERC Vice-Chairman Sanusi Garba made the clarification at a meeting on review of frequency of MYTO methodology and eligible customer regulation in Abuja on []The post NERC allays customers fears on MYTOs review appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
As part of the activities lined up during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) taking place in New York, the Federal Government has assured international investors of a favourable investment climate in Nigeria with the highest returns more than anywhere else in the world. These assurances came from The Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment []The post FG woos investor at Nigeria-US business forum in New York appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The New Partnership for Africas Development (NEPAD, African Unions economic development programme yesterday gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market for the launch of its 5% Agenda campaign. The launch took place five years after a January 2012 African Union Summit adopted the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), []The post NEPAD launches 5% Agenda initiative for African infrastructure financing appeared first on Daily Times 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Nigerian banks have been urged to leverage on the huge population of the unbanked to design a banking system that can bring banking closer to the people via financial technology. Brett King, New York-based international author and Chief Executive Officer of Moven, a mobile banking start-up, said this at an Interswitch-sponsored 2-day Product Fair []The post Explore new technology to attract unbanked Nigerians, says expert appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that its customer has won the grand prize of the just concluded Western Union Mega Promo which took place from July 24 August 31, 2017. The customer, Gabriel Osikoya, was presented with one of the brand new Hyundai cars offered as grand prize by Western Union last []The post FirstBanks grand prize Western Union winner emerges appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Due to inadequate infrastructure financing in the country, a group of investment and finance experts have reached a consensus that the way to go is by private capital funding. These professionals believed that governments have finance constraints, long-term funding that is independent of government budget and boards in an ongoing basis is required, if big []The post Experts x-ray constraints on private capital financing appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Nigerian currency, Naira, on Tuesday, rebounded against the United State currency to close at 367 compared to 369 traded on Monday at the parallel market, even as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) lifted the foreign exchange market with total injection of $545 million. The Naira, also gained against the pound and euro, with []The post Naira rebounds, as forex market lifted by $545m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
.Corruption, biggest challenge in Nigeria -Magu The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler, has disclosed that the agencys innovative strategies, with focus on non-oil sources has enabled the Federal Government to rake in N2.5trillion between January and August, 2017, despite the harsh economic climate. Fowler made the disclosure on Tuesday in []The post FIRS rakes in N2.5trn in 8 months appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Eniola Akinbo better known by music lovers as Niyola is one female act in the entertainment industry in Nigeria who has proved her consistency in the game as a musician. The sultry singer, who is the first lady of Empire Mate Entertainment (EME),in this chat with MUTIAT ALLI, opens up on her world of music, []The post Music is inborn for me Niyola appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
The Veteran actor in the popular comic television drama, Abiodun Ayoyinka, popularly known has Papa Ajasco has revealed that his bald hair is fake, that he just shaves it off when going on set. During his recent interview with GoldMyTV, he said: The bald head is not original, its fake. Anytime Im going for my []The post Abiodun Ayoyinka Aka Papa Ajasco: My Bald Head Is Fake appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Once upon a time, 16 years after the Zoo returned to civil rule, there lived a terrorist named Mazi Kanu and his terror squad, the IPOB. Unlike most terrorists of his time like Alhaji Shekau who led the Boko Haram sect which ran rampage in North Eastern part of the Zoo, Bin Laden who []The post The parable of the terrorist, the zoo keeper and the python appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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