NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Friday 13 October, 2017.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja. The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved judgment till January 25, 2018 in the appeal filed by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki ( rtd), challenging the refusal of the federal government to release him on bail. The apex court fixed the date after the lawyer representing Dasuki, Joseph Daudu []The post SCourt reserves judgment over Dasukis bail appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
In what can be regarded as a positive development with the attendant creation of jobs, Folio Holdings Limited, on Thursday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Anambra State Government for the establishment of a 4,000 hectares of commercial agriculture project valued at N60billion. The project, which will be sited in Awba Ofemili, []The post Folio Holdings, Anambra govt sign MoU for N60bn agric project appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
*As IBB urges party to uphold ideals of its founding fathers Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja Former Military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, (rtd) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of not properly playing its role of credible opposition in the politics and governance of Nigeria. This is even as the former Military President, General []The post PDP not playing its opposition role as expected, says Abubakar appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Insists on true federalism A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Lanre Razak, has made a case for the creation of more local government areas, (LGAs), in Lagos State, considering the states teeming population. Chief Razak made this known in an interview on the sidelines of the Lagos State Town Hall meeting between []The post APC chieftain calls for creation of more local governments for Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Emmanuel Udom and his counterpart in Adamawa State, Alhaji Jibrilla Bindo are among top dignitaries expected to grace this years edition of the National Women Conference organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO). Addressing journalists at the []The post Osinbajos wife, Udom, Bindo for 2017 COWLSO women conference appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 


Fri, 13 Oct 2017
*This is loss to multilateralism UNESCO Myke Uzendu, Abuja The United States Thursday announced that it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accusing the body of anti-Israel bias. The State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert, said Washington would establish an observer mission to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency. []The post US withdraws from UNESCO appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Senate has passed the 2017 budget of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) worth N132, 550, 000.01. This followed the presentation of the report of the 2017 Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Budget and Expenditure of government-owned information agencies during plenary. The agencies included National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Federal Radio []The post Senate passes NAN, NBC, NTA, FRCN 2017 Appropriation Bills appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Says EFCC recovers N527.6m, $53.2m, 21.2m,547,730 Calls for collaborative efforts amongst Nigerians to curb menace Francesca Iwambe- Abuja Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has said that the Federal Government whistle-blowing policy has remained a potent weapon in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. Magu who spoke while delivering a []The post Whistle blowing policy, potent weapon in the fight against corruption- Magu appeared first on Daily 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has stressed the importance of collaboration between the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and the different levels of government in the development of the Niger Delta region. Governor Ayade spoke when members of the Board and Management of NDDC paid him a courtesy visit at the Government []The post NDDC Should Collaborate with States, not Compete Governor Ayade appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
.commends Akeredolu for being gender sensitive The chairperson of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Mrs. Morenike Alaka, has commended the governor of the state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for being gender sensitive, as she charges women across the country to seek elective positions in the current democratic setting so that they can be part []The post LG boss charges women to seek elective positions appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
.As Oseloka warns against hate campaign The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a Campaign Committee for the Anambra State gubernatorial election scheduled for Nov. 18. A statement issued by Sen. Ben Obi, National Secretary of the party in Abuja, disclosed that the committee would be led by Governors Ifeanyi []The post PDP constitutes campaign committee for Anambra gubernatorial poll appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
A Bill for a law to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission has passed second reading at the Senate. The Bill, sponsored by Sen. Abubakar Kyari (APC-Borno), is seeking adequate deterrence and sanctions for undemocratic forces in the electoral environment. In the lead debate, Kyari said that electoral crimes led to low quality, corrupt and []The post National Electoral Offences Commission Bill passes 2nd reading at Senate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed a 2017 supplementary bill of N22.2 billion. Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House, announced the passage on Wednesday during the House proceeding in Lafia. He said this was to enable the executive arm of the government to execute projects that have direct bearing on []The post Nasarawa Assembly passes N22.2bn supplementary budget appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Enugu State governor, Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has warned against campaign of calumny ahead of the Nov. 4 local government elections in the state. He said at the commencement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaigns for the council polls on Wednesday in Oji River, that all campaigns of the party must be done responsibly and []The post LG Election: Ugwuanyi warns against divisive campaign appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism set up by the party to look into the possibility on restructuring the country were shunned by Nigerian youths yesterday (Wednesday) in Abuja, leaving the large auditorium of the Merit House almost empty. The committee that has gone to all the 6 geo-political zones of the []The post Youths shun APC committee on true federalism appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
..Clears 12,600 metric tonnes of wastes under Visionscape The process of disposing refuse in the world, in Nigeria in particular, has become a major concern today. It appears to be a losing battle against harmful consequences of unguided refuse collection and disposal and the attainment of clean healthy environment for all Nigerians. It has []The post INAPPROPRIATE DUMPSITES: Ambode takes the initiative with Operation Deep Clean appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Global Health Partners and Implementers from 13 countries including Nigeria with a high burden of Tuberculosis (TB) have launched a programme to find and treat 1.5 million missing cases of TB by the end of 2019. The new initiative is important in stopping the spread of TB and reaching the global goal of []The post Nigeria, health partners to treat 1.5m missing TB cases appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
.Says no death recorded Recently, fear griped residents of Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, following the outbreak of the viral epidemic, Monkey Pox, in the state, with report that 10 persons had already been infected while authorities in the state said they were tracking 49 persons alleged to have come in contact with the []The post MONKEY POX: Early detection is key to survival NCDC Boss appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has raised the alarm over the health implications of substandard and falsified medical products, describing it as a threat to global public health. Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mr. Ademola Mogbojuri, who raised the alarm, said the health implications of consumption of fake drugs and []The post Fake drugs now threat to global public health NAFDAC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Towards improving maternal and newborn health in Africa, the Coca-Cola Company is set to launch a new program tagged, The Safe Birth Initiative aimed at supporting the Ministries of Health in Nigeria and Ivory Coast to tackle the high incidence of maternal and infant mortalities in the two countries. This was disclosed by the Coca-Cola []The post Coca-Cola launches $20m Safe Birth Initiative for Nigeria, Ivory Coast appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 13 Oct 2017
.Wants President to hand off Petroleum Resources portfolio . Says NNPC boss, partners in Presidency guilty of economic crimes, sabotage .Osinbajo: I approved NNPCs joint venture financing contracts Ganiyu Obaaro, Lagos & Myke Uzendu, Abuja Renowned economist and former university don, Dr. Kayode Familoni, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being a biased umpire in []The post Kachikwu vs Baru: Economist berates Buhari over role in face-off appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in Nigeria may lose its ownership as the Federal Government on Thursday, disclosed that it will restructure the power sector to optimize the operations of DisCos in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Zainab Ahmed, minister of state for Budget and National Planning, said this at []The post DisCos may lose ownership as FG set to review power privatization appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fr 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Henry Omunu, Abuja The House of Representatives on Thursday resolved to investigate the deplorable condition of the Aso Rock Clinic, Abuja, in spite of N10.83billion allocation it received in 2015 2016 and 2017. The lawmakers decision was sequel to the recent disclosures by the Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, who condemned the clinic []The post N10.83bn allocation Reps probe alleged corruption at Aso Rock Clinic appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Val Okara, Owerri & John Ndu, Awka Following the rumour of soldiers of the Nigerian Army injecting Monkey Pox virus on school pupils in Imo State on Wednesday, all the private schools remained under lock and key. Our correspondent who went round the Owerri, the state capital, observed that public schools recorded low turnout of []The post Monkey pox rumour: Schools remain shut in Imo, Anambra appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Francesca Iwambe- Abuja The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has approached the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory with a motion praying the court to restrain the Senate Committee from going ahead with its planned investigation into the allegations of corruption against him. The IGP is also praying the court to restrain []The post IGP asks court to stop senate from probing him appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Oluchi Okorafor, Abuja The Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District, Senator T. A Orji, popularly nick named Ochendo, has denied the posting credited to him on facebook about an Agricultueal loan project, saying that it is a scam. This was contained in a statement signed by his Media Adviser and Legislative Aide, Chief Eddie Onuzurike, []The post Senator Orji debunks Agric loan story appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
AfroMillionsLotto, the Nigerian Professional Football Leagues (NPFL) exciting new lotto, goes live TODAY allowing people to buy their online tickets for the first big jackpot draw, which will take place on Wednesday 18th October. Starting at N1 billion, the www.AfroMillionsLotto.com twice-weekly draw features bigger jackpots than all the lotteries in Nigeria combined. Whats more, []The post Over N1 Billion jackpot to be won in AfroMillionsLotto appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
English Premier League club, Manchester United are set to extend manager Jose Mourinhos contract by five years. Jose Mourinho has not lost a game in the current campaign, with six wins and a draw to his kitty The Red Devils are believed to be ready to reward Mourinho with an improved deal following his impressive []The post Manchester United To Extend Jose Mourinhos Contract appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has suggested that the prolonged captivity of the Managing Director of Ogba Zoological Garden and Nature Park in Benin City, Andy Ehanire, is not good for tourism business in the country, as it sends the wrong signal that the countrys tourist sites are not safe. Ehanire was []The post Nigerian tourism under threat as Ogba Zoo director remains in kidnappers den appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Chief Executive officer of Union Bank Plc, Mr. Emeka Emuwa has said that the bank, which is currently on breach of regulatory prescribed 20 per cent share flotation may sustain the tempo until trends in the market improves. The banks CEO made the revelation on Wednesday, at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) during the []The post Union bank: Share floats to remain below 20% unless market improves appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Trade relations between African countries and the Arab nations is poised to emerge stronger following a recent agreement signed by between the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group and the National Company of Transport and Logistics (SNTL). The pact, which was signed in the Kingdom of Morocco, []The post ITFC/ SNTL sign agreement to boost Africa-Arab trade appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has reacted to unions allegation that it is indebted to the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Rather, the firm said, it is the Federal Government agency that owes it N200billion. The unions were, National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSAN) and []The post Bi-Courtney berates aviation unions, says FAAN owes it N200b appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, has said that he had engaged investors to establish a refinery in Akwa Ibom State. In a press statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, the NNPC GMD, revealed this during PENGASSANs Triennial Retreat/Synergy workshop, []The post GMD NNPC courts investors to establish refinery in A/Ibom appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank),Dr. Benedict Oramah, said in New York yesterday, that African countries should lay far less emphasis on grants and aid in order to pull themselves out of poverty, which has been their development bane over the decades. Delivering a lecture titled: A Path to Making Africa Great Again, at []The post Poverty: Afreximbanks president urges countries to de-emphasise grants, aids appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
..as 80% rights proceeds goes to operations Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc, on Wednesday, said its ongoing N50 billion rights issue would position the bank to pay enhanced dividends to its shareholders. UBN Managing Director, Mr Emeka Emuwa, made the disclosure at the banks facts behind the offer on the floors of the Nigerian []The post Union Bank assures shareholders over N50bn rights issue appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ministers in charge of Telecommunications and Information Communications Technology (ICT) have approved free regional roaming regulation for member states. A statement by the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja and made available to The Daily Times shows that the endorsement of the regional roaming regulation was made during the []The post ECOWAS approves calls free regional roaming for member states appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Executive Director, Sahara Energy, Tonye Cole has charged employees to be entrepreneurial adding that those who are trained to be entrepreneurial are more committed to their jobs. Cole, who was guest speaker at the 8th edition of Airtel Nigerias Employee Knowledge Series made this remark while speaking on the theme, Entrepreneurship and the Workplace. The []The post Airtel: Tonye Cole charges employees to be more entrepreneurial appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Kaspersky Lab has reiterated its commitment to global collaboration in the fight against cybercrime by signing a threat intelligence sharing agreement with INTERPOL. The legal framework is designed to facilitate and develop cooperation between Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL by sharing threat intelligence data on the latest cybercriminal activities, wherever they appear. With cyberthreats often borderless []The post INTERPOL and Kaspersky to strengthen new threat intelligence exchange agreement appea 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
.Reason for suspension of insurers telcos partnership National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, has accused telecommunication companies of short-changing insurance firms in premium payments. The Commissioner for Insurance, Mr. Mohammed Kari, who made this assertion, explained that in the mobile insurance partnership with telecom operators, the operators rake in over 80 per cent of the premium as []The post Telcos short-changing insurers on premiums NAICOM appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nig 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
..To boost stations signals The Kebbi Government has earmarked N900 million for the digitization of the state radio and television stations and to boost stations signals. The statement signed by Abubakar Dakingari, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, said the decision followed complaints that most parts of the state were not getting the stations []The post Kebbi earmarks N900m for digitization of State TV, Radio appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Chairman Governing Board of NDDC, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba has commended Nigerias indigenous car manufacturing company, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Group on their skills acquisition programme, just as he indicated the commissions interest in partnering with them in the training of Niger Delta youths. This was made known when the Executive Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, []The post Innoson To Partner With NDDC In The Training Of Niger Delta Youths appeared first on Daily Tim 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
By: Mutiat Alli In what seems to be unusual in the history of Nigerian entertainment industry, singer Lamboginny has broken even, as the first Nigerian act to officially launch his debut album tagged SALT ( Saving All Lives Together ) to inmates of the medium prison, kirikiri, Lagos on Thursday Oct 12, 2017. Despite the []The post Dailytimes Exclusive: Singer, Lamboginny releases debut album SALT to Kirikiri prison inmates appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Reiterates Commitment To Promoting Public Monuments THE Lagos State Government has announced plans to honour the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, as the weeklong activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death draw to a close. In a statement issued on Thursday by the States Commissioner for Information and Strategy, []The post Lagos Set To Honour Fela Anikulapo-Kuti appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
By Priye John It is no longer news that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, wrote a memo or letter to President Muhammadu Buhari alleging contract awards to the tune of $25 billion in one year. Kachikwu had, in a leaked memo recently, accused Baru of insubordination and reversal of some []The post Kachikwus unsavory memo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
In Nigeria, people are internally displaced for many reasons amongst which are: terrorism, militancy, natural disaster, territory conflicts, civil war, etc. Whatever reason that may be responsible for internal displacement, the situations at all settlement camps remain the same. Neglect, malnutrition, mental and physical abuse, vulnerability, diversion of funds/aids from donors, even intermittent external aggression. []The post Ambode and silent screams from LASPOTECH appeared first on Daily Tim 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Muhammadu Buhari as the most corrupt in the history of Nigeria, accusing the President of treating corruption involving his men as family affair. He described the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwus allegation of award of $25 billion []The post Buhari is running the most corrupt government in Nigeria, he treats corruption as family affair Ayo Fayose appeared first o 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Amid agitation by leaders of the South East for the creation of an additional state in the zone, Kaduna State governor and chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Committee on True Federalism, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has declared that it would be a grave injustice to agitate for equal unequals. According to him, even in []The post Restructuring: You Cant Treat Unequals Equally, El-rufai Tells Igbos, Others appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday, said over 50 million Nigerians of northern extraction live in poverty. The governor also lamented that the region was faced with five most serious problems, which he enumerated to include low literacy, poverty, poor healthcare, unproductive population and bad economic position. Gov Kashim Shettima of Borno State. Shettima, []The post Over 50m Northerners Living In Poverty Gov Shettima appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 
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