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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 17 October, 2017.


Tue, 17 Oct 2017
An unconfirmed number of casualties has occurred following an overnight petrol tanker explosion and inferno in Ehere community in Obingwa Local Government Area near the Opobo Junction, Ogbor Hill, the outskirts of the commercial city of Aba, Abia State. More to followThe post #DTNalert: Overnight explosion claims lives in Abia appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Ikeoha Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization founded by the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has awarded scholarships and bursaries, worth N38.5million, to indigent students in state. Beneficiaries of the scholarship and bursary awards were indigenes of the state who are first year students in universities in the country while students in penultimate and final []The post Ekweremadu offers scholarship, bursary worth N38.5m to indigent students in Enugu appeared first on Da 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Anambra State Judiciary has approved an enlarged Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee to look into litigation between Nkerehi and Umuchukwu over the name to call their town, stalling the opening of a High Court built by an indigene of the town. This is a follow up to an earlier Committee put in place on the 25th []The post Anambra Judiciary approves enlarged ADR cmtte to probe Nkerehi, Umuchukwu disputes appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Africas migrant resources, which amount to more than $110 billion, could be a major source of funding for key infrastructure projects across the continent if properly harnessed, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), said in Washington D.C. yesterday. In a keynote address to the Frontier 100 Forum organized by the Initiative []The post Africas $110b migrant resources could fund continents infrastructure, says Oramah appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The Federal Government has been commended for the flag off of Bodo-Bonny road construction project linking between Bonny Island to the rest of Rivers State. The Bodo-Bonny road project which was flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, was first conceived under the military administration of General Yakubu Gowon in 1973, has []The post Julius Berger commends FG on flag off of Bodo-Bonny road project appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The management of Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara at weekend donated some foodstuffs, households items and drugs to the inmates of Omu-Aran Medium prison and Oke-Igbala Leprosarium in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. The daily times said that the donations, which also include free medical services, was under the Landmark University Community Development []The post Landmark varsity donates to Omu-Aran prison, Leprosarium appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria Ne 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
* Wants Nigerians to avoid self-medication. Says suspected case should be reported to nearest hospital Ibeneme Ebelechukwu, Abuja. The federal government Monday said it has received a laboratory confirmation of three cases of Monkey Pox virus from the World Health Organization (WHO) regional laboratory in Senegal out of the 17 suspected cases reported from Yenagoa []The post FG confirms 3 out of 17 cases of Monkey Pox in Bayelsa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Anxiety is now trailing todays hearing of the treason trial of self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, before Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja. Fears also heightened on Monday as the lawyer to Kanu, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, insisted that the federal government knows the whereabouts []The post Anxiety as Nnamdi Kanus lawyer says FG knows his whereabouts appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos More than 27 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in a primary school at Nkiedonwhro, Irigwe Chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, were reportedly killed by suspected Fulani bandits in the early hours of Monday morning. Our correspondent who visited the scene gathered from an eyewitness that the gunmen []The post Gunmen invade Plateau IDP camp, kill 27 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Peter Fowoyo Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN, on Monday sued the Federal Government at a Federal High Court, Abuja asking it to declare that section 138 of the constitution disqualifies the President (Muhammadu Buhari) from holding the office of Minister of Petroleum Resources, which is an executive office. []The post Agbakoba asks court to disqualify Buhari from holding office as Petroleum Minister appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received Nicole Benson, a 12-year-old girl who donated her lunch money in 2015 to his presidential campaign. Benson was nine years old at the time she donated her lunch money to Buharis campaign. She was a pupil of Greensprings School, Lekki campus, when she made the donation []The post Buhari meets girl who donated her lunch money to his presidential campaign appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa says the killing of Nigerians by South Africans must stop. The high rate of killings has been very worrisome. Just last week, two Nigerians were allegedly killed by South African police. Five Nigerians who sustained injuries in the attack were still in the hospital as of Friday. Speaking in []The post Stop the killings of Nigerians, Zuma warns South Africans appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Alphonsus Nweze, Awka The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 18 Anambra State governorship election, Chief Oseloka Obaze, has assured the people of the state that he was set to demystify the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state and dislodge Governor Willie Obiano from the government House in []The post Obaze flags off campaign, promises to win Anambra guber poll appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Tom Okpe, Abuja Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Timi Frank, has warned federal government agencies, including the Federal Inland Revenue (FIRS) not to drag itself into the politics of 2019 general elections. Frank, speaking to journalists on Monday in Abuja reacting to media reports of sealing Integrated Logistics Services []The post INTELS: Dont join politics of 2019, APC chieftain warns FIRS appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that the legislature is in the process of passing laws to tackle poverty in Nigeria. Dogara made this known on Sunday in his remarks at a sensitisation programme tagged kick out poverty, organised by Elizabeth Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, in Abuja. The programme []The post NASS working on legislation to end poverty in Nigeria Dogara appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
With less than three weeks to the November 4 local government election in Enugu State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) against rigging. APC issued the warning at the flag-off campaign of Enugu North Senatorial District at Igboeze North Local []The post APC warns PDP, ENSIEC against rigging Enugu LG election appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
..Next national chairman critical to PDPs survival Sen. Ogbeha A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Tunde Ogbeha, has said that the choice of next National Chairman of the party at the December Convention is critical to its survival. Ogbeha stated this when Chief Raymond Dokpesi, a national chairmanship aspirant of the []The post PDP Chairmanship: Aspirants intensifies lobby, consultation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
I would like to commend the Former National Interim Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande has been commended for his boldness in stating that the presidential ticket of the party was open to all in the 2019 general election. Insisting that the position of Akande was backed by the constitution of the []The post APC presidential aspirant praises Akande for stand on 2019 ticket appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The National leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has assured the governor of Adamawa State, Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of its support considering the rapid transformation of the state within two years in office. The North East national vice chairman of the party, Comrade Mustafa Salihu, who stated this when he led a []The post Bindow deserves second term- APC leadership appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, has urged Nigerians to be patient with the present administration at the center as it works towards entrenching good governance. Gaya made the call while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly on Sunday at St. Petersburg, Russia. Gaya, who []The post Be patient with Buharis administration, Sen. Gaya tells Nigerians appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A former commander in Somalias militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has been donating blood to survivors of the truck bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, as shown. Robow defected to the government at the weekend. He was one of the founders of al-Shabab, along with other more radical leaders following the defeat of the Islamic Courts Union []The post Former al-Shabaab leader donates blood appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont has written a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy requesting a meeting within 60 days. Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont has failed to give a clear answer about whether he has declared independence for Catalonia. He has written a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy requesting a meeting within the []The post Catalan Leader Fails To Declare Independence appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
US congressman, David Cicilline has pledged to donate his brain to concussion research after listening to the testimony of former NFL players about traumatic brain injury The Democratic lawmaker from Rhode Island who played Pop Warner football in his youth, agreed to make the donation after he dies in order to help researchers study the []The post U.S. Congressman David Cicilline pledges to donate his brain for research appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) (www.KanuHeartFoundationNg.com) and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto (www.AfroMillionsLotto.com). It offers twice-weekly []The post Kanu Nwankwo launches Africas biggest lotto appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nige 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Ondo State Ministry of Health on Sunday said there is no cause for alarm among the residents of the state despite some reported cases of the viral monkey pox in the neighboring states. In preparation for tackling the possible outbreak of the viral disease in the state, the health ministry has rolled out two []The post Monkey Pox: Were on red alert in Ondo, says state govt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Coca-Cola Company is set to launch a new programme tagged: The Safe Birth Initiative to support the Ministries of Health in Nigeria and Ivory Coast to tackle the high incidence of maternal and newborn mortalities. Stating this during a courtesy visit to Alassane Ouattara, the President of the Republic of Ivory Coast, the Coca-Cola Europe, []The post Nigeria, Ivory Coast set to get $20m safe birth initiative appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Pensioners under the aegis of Aggrieved Pensioners of Edo State on Monday protested the nonpayment of their gratuities and salary arrears by the state government. The protesters who wore red attires, blocked the Ring Road axis as they sang solidarity songs, thereby causing traffic jam in the area and forcing vehicles to use alternative roads. []The post Pensioners protest In Edo over non-payment of gratuities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) has commenced training of 36 personnel of Liberia Electricity Company (LEC) on power generation, distribution and transmission. Its Acting Director General, Alhaji Ahmed Nagode, disclosed this in Lagos at the weekend during the official inauguration of the training programme. Nagode said that the training programme was being []The post NAPTIN trains 36 Liberians on power, others appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
1ne There are many advantages to setting up a sewing studio in your own home. While you can commission for traditional and modern outfits to be made by a dressmaker working from their own premises, a tailor working in your home will create a more desirable and well-made garment. Why' Because youll be on hand []The post Setting Up A Sewing Studio appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
OPEC expected to extend production cuts beyond March 2018 Oil prices rebounded from earlier losses, but ended lower on the day, after the Energy Department reported a larger-than-expected decline in U.S. inventories and a fall-off in weekly production. The market was pressured by a bearish outlook by the International Energy Agency( IEA), which lowered its []The post Oil slips despite larger draw in U.S. stocks appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, and the Petroleum Tankers Drivers branches of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have commended the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, for ensuring seamless supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country. Speaking during []The post Transporters, tanker drivers, laud Baru for efficient fuel supply appeared first on Daily Times Nige 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The tariff payable by electricity consumers may increase by 61.5 per cent any time soon following the latest revelation by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Friday, that it was waiting for a final approval from the Federal Government before implementing the new rate. According to NERC, the actual tariff for one kilowatt-hour of power []The post Electricity tariff likely to increase by 61.5% soon appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
.To halt undue use of technicalities, fair hearing .May stop hanging of criminal trials for years .Non-implementation NJCs recommendations over Andrew Orolua, Abuja Anxiety among judges has now heightened as Justice Ayo Salamis anti- corruption trial Committee begins work in earnest. Justice Salami was the former President of the Court of Appeal (PCA), who was []The post Looters trial: Heads to roll as Salamis panel begins work appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Axamansard Nigeria Plc for the week ended 13th October, 2017 sustained positive investors sentiment and rewards with significant equity price appreciation, a trend that has characterized the companys market performance week on week. Also Linkage Assurance and N.E.M Assurance towed the same rewarding path during the week, contributing remarkably to market liquidity boost and growth []The post AxaMansard leads gainers, as Linkage, N.E.M record high rewards appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Ni 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been called upon to check the flamboyant lifestyles of Companies Chief Executive Officers who deploy their companies fortunes to live ostentatious lifestyles while their firm and shareholders are denied dividends. Speaking to Daily Times Nigeria, correspondent, cross-section of market stakeholders called for effective policy to regulate the lifestyle []The post SEC urged to check lifestyles of companies CEOs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Amos Adamu, a former FIFA Executive Committee member Monday said Nigeria now has a worthy team that would perform well at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to NAN. Adamu made the remark against the backdrop of the remarkable outing of the Super Eagles during the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier, from a group []The post Nigeria team is now formidable, says Amos Adamu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Roger Federer is eyeing a seventh ATP Finals crown and has not ruled out pinching the world no. one ranking from Rafa Nadal, if he maintains the form that won him his second Shanghai Masters trophy on Sunday. The 19-times grand slam winner claimed his 94th title and sixth this year with an emphatic defeat []The post Federer Eyes 7th ATP Finals Title, Top Ranking After Shanghai Triumph appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Coach Gernot Rohr has warned against another pay strike at the World Cup if the country hoped to improve on their previous outings at the global tournament. Nigerian national football team German head coach, Gernot Rohr celebrates after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, []The post FIFA To Pay Nigeria N4.5 Billion For Qualifying For Russia World Cup 2018 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Nigeria moved up to the 41st position in the World and retained the fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings. The rankings released by the World Football governing body showed that Nigeria moved up three places from the 44th position in September, but maintained the fifth spot in Africa. It said that []The post Nigeria moves up in latest FIFA Ranking appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Mourinho learnt his trade at the Camp Nou, as a translator and assistant coach under Bobby Robson. He then joined up with Louis van Gaals staff in the 1990s. Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he will reveal why he did not become Barcelona coach. When Frank Rijkaard was fired in 2008, he was []The post Mourinho vows to reveal why he didnt become Barcelona manager appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Monday continued to maintain liquidity in the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) market by injecting $195 million in the the Nigerian inter-bank foreign exchange market. Figures released by the Bank show that it offered a total sum of $100million to the wholesale segment, while the Small and []The post FOREX: CBN maintains market liquidity with $195m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
.Records largest Nigerian new issue, liability offering Motolani Oseni Fidelity Bank Plc priced a highly successful US$400 million 5-year Eurobond with a 10.50 per cent, in what is regarded as the largest combined new issue and liability management offering ever by a Nigerian issuer. The lender represents the third Nigerian bank to sell Eurobonds this []The post Fidelity Bank sells $400m Eurobond, re-purchases $256m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Azubike Nnadozie Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at the weekend presented Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) with the Special Recognition and Commendation Award for Excellence in Banking, at the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2017, which held at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos. The management of Businessday newspapers, led by the Publisher, Mr. Frank []The post Obasanjo presents special recognition awards to AMCON, others appeared first on Daily Times 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
In a small street of Ajagun Kusimi in Ijegun, and its environs, in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos, studies show shops are easily abandoned by their owners barely one year after commencing businesses. Some identified micro businesses that have closed shops in this small neighborhood, which is a sub-urb of Lagos, cut across, fashion []The post MSME: In dire need of support to thrive appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited is set to present the 2017 edition of its Annual Nigerian Banking Sector Report at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on October 27, 2017. The presentation of the report is scheduled as the anchor event of the Nigeria Banking & Investment Forum: Capital Markets Partnership, hosted by the LSE in collaboration []The post Afrinvest to inaugurate Nigerian banking sector report at LSE appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has said operators have commenced discussion with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, for licences to provide mobile payment services. Executive Secretary, ALTON, Mr. Gbolahan Awonuga disclosed this at the third quarterly forum of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) in Lagos with theme:Digital Payment: Prospects []The post Telcos seek licences to boost financial inclusion from CBN appeared first on 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A novel multi-million Naira youth farming initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited in Kogi State, North Central Nigeria. This is just as the company prepares to hit the market with one million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018. The Dangote Youth []The post Dangote employs young graduates for rice farming in Kogi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Resurgence of Africa economic development and empowerment of larger population of its people through grassroots approach will be the focus of the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20, 2017 in Praia, Cape Verde. The summit is organized by United Nations Development Program (UNDP); United Cities and Local Government (UCLG); International []The post UNDP, ULCG, 120 nations in Cape Verde for African economic growth appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Central Bank f Nigerias (CBNs) OMO auction, Fridays selling N35billion worth of 181-day Treasury bills at 17.84 per cent coupon, impact on money market rates last week as the new week opens on fresh expectations. Following the T-Bill auction, the 1month NIBOR rate inched up 10bps to 21.24 per cent, which market analysts attributed []The post CBNs N35bn T-Bills auction raises NIBOR rate to 21.24% appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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