NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday 11 October, 2017.


Wed, 11 Oct 2017
.Wants Senate to approve external loans request .Says loans to finance budget deficit, capital projects .Reps probes Duke Oil over non-remittance of N6tr revenue Olufemi Samuel and Henry Omunu, Abuja The 2017 Budget may be facing serious challenge as the Federal Government is desperately seeking ways and means to finance it. The federal government had []The post 2017 Budget in trouble as Buhari seeks $5.5bn loans appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 



Wed, 11 Oct 2017
*Back restructuring at parley between House, APC cttee Henry Omunu, Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara and Chairman of the Committee All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on true restructuring and Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai, have admitted that Nigeria is structurally defective and needs restructuring. Dogara and el-Rufai made the []The post Dogara, el- Rufai admit Nigeria structurally defective appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fr 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
* Declines to N1.78tr in September Motolani Oseni Due to the liquidity mop up by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through Open Market Operations (OMO) and Treasury bill auctions, the Nigerian currency, Naira, in circulation has declined to N1.78 trillion in September of 2017. The OMO sales last Friday alone, forced the Open Buy []The post How liquidity mop up impacts currency in circulation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
* Berate Fayose over presidential ambition * Any zone in South can produce National Chairman Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja Leaders and elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the North have vowed that the presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 presidential elections must be produced by the zone in strict compliance with the []The post 2019: North must get PDP presidential ticket, Makarfi, others insist appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
* Declines to N1.78tr in September Motolani Oseni Due to the liquidity mop up by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through Open Market Operations (OMO) and Treasury bill auctions, the Nigerian currency, Naira, in circulation has declined to N1.78 trillion in September of 2017. The OMO sales last Friday alone, forced the Open Buy []The post How liquidity mop up impacts currency in circulation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Sunday Nwakanma Umuahia The Abia state Command of the Nigeria Police says, it participated in the raiding of the country home of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Nnamdi Kanus country home last Sunday evening. In a telephone interview, the state Police/Public Relations Officer, DSP Jeoffrey Ogbonna said the Abia Police command is involved []The post Army, Police raided Kanus home based intelligence report police command appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Tom Garba,Yola A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) under the umbrella of Fulbe Development association of Nigeria (FULDAN) organised a one day North East Zonal meeting in Yola where they brainstorms on issues that borders in the unity of Fulani Herdsmen and Farmers in Nigerian. The meeting brought in Hundreds of Fulani from the states of []The post NGO set to proffer solution for Herdsmen and Farmers Crisis in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo Med-View Airline will, on Monday, October 27, spread its wings to Abidjan, Conakry and Dakar with an inaugural flight. This is to enhance the airlines competitiveness on the West African coast. With the three new cities, the airline now has six destinations on the West Coast, as Accra, Monrovia and Freetown are already []The post Medview expands to Francophone countries appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Olufemi Samuel, Abuja Two oil giants Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Chevron Nigeria are in trouble following the resolve by the Senate to recommend sanctions against them for allegedly defaulting over the years on Stevedoring activities. SPDC and Chevron Nigeria Limited are alleged to have in the last five and two years respectively denied []The post Shell, Chevron In Trouble Over Defaults On Stevedoring appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Henry Omunu, Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has declared that malnutrition kills 1, 150 children daily in Nigeria. Dogara disclosed this on Tuesday at a two-day national conference on promoting maternal and child nutrition in Nigeria, organised by the House Committee on Healthcare Services in Abuja. The speaker said []The post Malnutrition kills 1,150 children daily in Nigeria Dogara appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the federal government will use money recovered from treasury looters to partly finance the 2017 Budget. The president ,however, added that such recovered funds are those without legal encumbrances. Buhari spoke in Abuja on Tuesday during the 22nd Annual Conference of Certified National Accountants under the auspices of the []The post FGll finance 2017 budget with recovered funds Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday held a pre-bid meeting on how to auction forfeited products and vessels that were seized as proceeds of crimes from criminals. It said the pre-bid meeting with shortlisted auctioneers at the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja was part of arrangement to auction the items. []The post EFCC seeks to auction forfeited Petroleum products, vessels appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said the State Government stands solidly behind the position of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the issues of devolution of powers and the need to entrench true federalism. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the Fourth Quarter, 2017 Town Hall []The post Ambode stands with Tinubu on devolution of powers, federalism appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
An Ekiti-based socio-political group, the Ekiti Rebirth Organisation (ERO), has hailed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the recently released schedule for governorship election in the state, saying it signals a significant step towards banishing locusts from our state. Speaking with journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, at the weekend, ERO Director General, Chief []The post Ekiti Polls: Group says locust days are numbered appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nig 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A former secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council (2015), Mr Mohammed Kabir Usman on Monday berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, accusing it of visiting Nigerians with strife, hunger, poverty induced sickness and agony. Usman said this during his formal declaration of intent to contest the office of the []The post PDP chieftain carpets FG, APC over performance appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A national chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has said that he had no plan of stepping down for any of the other contenders. Reacting to speculations that he might be stepping down for Chief Olabode George, another aspirant for the position, Daniel said he had no intention of stepping []The post PDP chairmanship: Daniel says no plan to step down appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode; the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; and the member representing Agege State Constituency 2 in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Oluyinka Ogundimu; have been commended for their efforts at ensuring that the ongoing construction of the Pen Cinema Bridge becomes reality. []The post Stakeholders hail Ambode, Obasa, other over Agege Pen Cinema Bridge appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
As the 2019 general elections approaches, Nigerians have been charged to show interest in partisan politics, engage in political activities and vie for elective positions in the country, rather than leave it for rogues and corrupt individuals who are only interested in their pocket, rather than the interest of the nation. This charge was given []The post 2019: Dont leave politics for rogues, corrupt politicians, cleric tells Nigerians appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Progressive Action Council (PAC), has cautioned National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who will participate in the Nov. 18 governorship election in Anambra State not to be partisan. National Chairman of the party, Chief Charles Nwodo, who gave the caution in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos, []The post Anambra 2017: PAC urges NYSC members to be neutral appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Amaka Agbu, Port Harcourt Following the outbreak of Monkey Pox in neighbouring states and the suspected cases in the state, the Rivers State government has placed its personnel under the ministry of health on red alert to prevent the spread of the strange ailment in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Princewill Chike, said []The post Monkey Pox: Rivers State on red alert appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Enugu State has just recorded its first case of Monkey Pox, according to Nigerian blogger Amanda Chisom who shared photo of a female victim. She further disclosed that the patient is currently undergoing treatment at UNTH. This is coming after Lagos State recorded first two cases of the viral disease.The post A Lady Suffering From Monkey Pox In Enugu (Photo) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The National Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, has said that 31 cases of suspected monkeypox virus cases have been recorded in seven states. Like a wildfire, the monkeypox virus is spreading across the country. 31 suspected cases of the viral disease has now been recorded in seven states. The affected states are Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, []The post Monkeypox Now In 7 States appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Lagos State government on Monday alerted the public of possible outbreak of the new viral disease, Monkey Pox, saying two suspected cases have been recorded in the state. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who disclosed this at a news conference on Monday, said that the two suspected cases were currently being []The post Monkeypox: Lagos state records 2 cases appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
.launch football academy As part of his commitment towards youths development, a young philanthropist, Alhaji Tajudeeen Adefisoye over the weekend donated cash price and sporting materials to the winner and runner-up of the 6-aside football competition sponsored by him in Ondo State. The event which has about 12 teams competing for the cup over a []The post Entrepreneur Donate Cash, Sporting Materials to Youths in Ondo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Iceland are not new to breaking records. They also know what it tastes like to have the odds against them. They have done it again and picked a spot in Russia Iceland beat Kosovo 2-0 to qualify for their first ever World Cup. A Nordic island nation in Europe, Iceland is now the first country []The post 2018 WCQ: Iceland Makes History appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Azubike Nnadozie with Agency report Nigeria, Brazil, China, the European Union (EU) and a host of other leading economic powers Tuesday made tremendous progress on Investment Facilitation Initiative for Development, in Marrakech, Morocco, during the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Mini-Ministerial meeting. In a breakthrough for Nigeria, the group of WTO Friends of Investment Facilitation for []The post Nigeria, world economies consolidate on trade, investment facilitation appeared first on Daily 


Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Azubike Nnadozie Africas foremost business leader, Nigerias Aliko Dangote has in London attributed as key to the success of his businesses his patriotic resolve to self-sufficiency in commodity manufacturing through the strategy of backward integration. Speaking during an extraordinary candid public conversation at the Financial Times 4th Annual Africa Summit at Claridges in London, moderated []The post Dangote shares business secrets with foreign investors appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
* Says power challenges, infrastructure will be tackled Mathew Dadiya, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the Federal Governments commitment to the ease of doing business initiative and announced fresh plans at facilitating quick clearance of goods at the ports. The government also promised to implement reforms at National Agency for Foods Drugs and []The post Osinbajo reiterates FGs commitment to ease of doing business appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Simon Ugwu, with Agency report Three aviation unions on Tuesday, gave the Federal Government 15 days ultimatum to halt its planned concession of the four viable airports in the country. The unions, which gave the ultimatum at a joint news briefing in Lagos, threatened to shut down the aviation industry if the government failed to []The post Unions set to paralyse aviation industry, give FG notice over concession appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
. Says travel costs rose significantly in the last 5 years SBM Intelligence, a geopolitical and socio-economic research firm, on Tuesday, unveiled the worst roads in Nigeria. The roads are Kabba-Kafanchan, Benin bypass, Mokwa-Jebba, Lokoja-Ajaokuta, Aba-Obigbo, Onitsha-Enugu, and Idoma-Benue. This was the outcome of a study by the firm on the state of Nigerias major []The post SBM unveils Nigerias worst roads appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Certificate forgery, fraud, others given as reason Babajide Okeowo The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed no fewer than 61 officers for offenses ranging from certificate forgery, improper examination and fraudulent release of containers. The list of the affected officers revealed that 16 other officers were retired from the Service also for certificate forgery []The post Customs sacks 2 Comptrollers, others appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Wed, 11 Oct 2017
*Hope rises on firms revival Ganiyu Obaaro & Anthony Nwakaegho The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, announced the appointment of Abdul-Akaba Sumaila, as the Acting Sole Administrator of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex. Sumaila replaces Joseph Isah, who retired from the civil service in September, having attained the mandatory 35 years []The post Ajaokuta: FG appoints Sole Administrator for complex appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Recent news that the Chinese company handling the 700MW hydro electric power plant in Zungeru, Niger State has given notice that the December 2019 delivery date of the project to the federal government might not be feasible is a clear indication of the levity with which Asian companies, particularly those from China treat contracts awarded []The post Complete Zungeru Power Plant on time appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has assured that it will set up a N2.5 billion export development fund in conjunction with the Nigerian Export-Import Bank, NEXIM. This was announced by the NDDC Managing Director, Mr. Nsima Ekere, when a delegation from the NEXIM Bank paid him a courtesy visit at the Commissions headquarters in []The post NDDC, NEXIM Bank To Set Up N2.5bn Export Development Fund appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Esther Taiwo The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has urged the federal government that in order to win its fight against the scourge of examination malpractices across the country which is ravaging the education sector; the federal government should declare perpetrators as terrorists and treat them as such. Registrar to the Council, Dr Uyi Uwadiae []The post Declare exam malpractice perpetrators as terrorists, WAEC tells FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Coronation Asset Management, a subsidiary of Coronation Merchant Bank Ltd, on Monday, listed three mutual funds worth N2.17billion on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), to ensure investment diversification. Mutual funds, are collective investment schemes (CIS), are joint investment vehicles through which investors can pool funds and invest in chosen basket of securities under a professional []The post Coronation boss wants collective investment for economic growth . Lists N2.17bn Mutual Funds on 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Benjamin Omoike The Lagos State Government has revealed that two suspected cases of monkey pox have been recorded in the state. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, disclosed this at a news conference on Monday, saying that the two suspected cases were currently being investigated. Though no confirmed case has been recorded, there is need []The post Lagos records two suspected cases of monkey pox appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has announced the commencement of the 2017 NSE Essay Competition with call for entries from students in Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria. The topic for this years edition of the NSE Essay Competition is: Investor education is critical to retail investor participation in the capital market. Discuss. To enter for []The post NSE opens 2017 essay competition for secondary schools appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
A machine learning powered unit trust fund that uses machine learning to drive research, analysis and stock selection has been unveiled in South Africa. The NMRQL SCI Balanced Fund, administered by the Sanlam Collective Investments platform, is a FSB-approved Collective Investment Scheme that is Regulation 28 compliant, and aims to achieve steady long-term growth of []The post South Africa unveils first machine learning powered fund appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
MDXi, West Africas premier Data Center solutions provider, (a MainOne company) has unveiled an advertising campaign aimed at reinforcing the companys position as the data center provider of choice for enterprises in the region. Tagged Take a Break, the campaign will increase awareness of the MDXi brand as the most interconnected and reliable West African []The post MDXi unveils Take a Break campaign, targets enterprise customers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said it has registered over 113 million subscriber identification module (Simcard) on its database, which has made it possible for Nigerians to use their trackable identity to make purchases of N630 million on Paypal. Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Mr. Tony Ojobo, made this disclosure while delivering a paper at a []The post NCC registers 113m trackable Simcards on database appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has expressed worry about the colossal $2 billion (about N720 billion) yearly losses due to Information Technology (IT) . The Director-General of NITDA, Dr. Isa Pantami, who disclosed this in Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE) at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), adding that the country must []The post NITDA decries Nigerias N720bn yearly loss to IT importation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria Ne 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Music divas from Central Africa will be slugging it out for the biggest music awards in Africa; the All Africa Music Awards. The AFRIMA trophy will go to only one singer who will be beating the others hands down with their songs. Who becomes the undisputed queen of Central Africa' The world class event will []The post AFRIMA 2017: Who Becomes the Queen of Central Africa' appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Following the sad demise of late DJ Olu the son of Billionaire businessman Dapo Abiodun and former DJ to singer Davido, On Saturday 7th October, the family has issued a statement requesting well-wishers to allow them to grieve in private. It will be recalled that DJ Olu and a friend named Chime were both found []The post Allow us grieve privately DJ Olus family begs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
THE 2017 edition of Ofala Festival, sponsored by fully integrated telecommunications services provider, Globacom, kicked off on Tuesday, October 10, with the Oraeze International Arts Exhibition at the Ime Obi, Onitsha, Anambra State. According to a statement issued by the company in Lagos, this years celebration of the festival would run from October 10 through []The post Glo-sponsored Onitsha Ofala Festival begins appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, yesterday, raised the alarm over the erosion of Yoruba culture by what he called received religions of Islam and Christianity. The first class monarch explained that both religions had portrayed the Yoruba values and traditions include traditional names and celebrations as evil, satanic or demonic. Oba Adeyemi stated []The post Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, like her daughter a week ago, has lamented the poor state of the Aso Rock Clinic and berated the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the clinic, Dr. Hussain Munir for running an ill-equipped health care facility. Mrs. Buhari expressed displeasure over the terrible state of the clinic []The post Aisha Buhari Berates Aso Rock Clinic CMD over Poor Facilities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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