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


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

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
* SAN, Odinkalu slams Buhari for delay on Osinbajo report * President would have acted if PDP is involved * No, FG will act at the appropriate time- Femi Adesina Mathew Dadiya, Andrew Orolua and Francesca Iwambe, Abuja Fifty-six days after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led panel presented its report on the suspended Secretary to the []The post 56 days after: Buhari under attack over Lawal, Oke appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, Immanuu-El Shalom Oka Ben Madu and Tochukwu Uchendu to produce the leader of the banned Indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in court on November 28, 2017 and show cause why Kanu was absent in court on Wednesday. Justice []The post IPOB : Court orders Senator Abaribe ,others to produce Kanu in court appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja Embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA) col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) yesterday asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to adjourn his criminal trial on charges of unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering indefinitely pending an appeal he filed challenging a decision of the court to screen witnesses. Defendant counsel, Mr []The post Possession of firearms: Dasuki asks court to adjourn trial indefinitely appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Myke Uzendu, Abuja The popular music maestro, Charles Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, and his OurMumuDonDo group on Tuesday commenced another round of protest over President Muhammadu Buharis inaction on several corruption allegation leveled against his appointees. The group, as early as 8am, hit the streets of Abuja through the Unity Fountain to kick []The post Charly Boys group resumes protest over FGs silence on corruption allegations appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Abiodun Taiwo, Abeokuta The National Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Markafi, on Tuesday met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the Presidential Library, Oke Mosan Abeokuta. Other Chieftains of the Party that accompanied Markafi to the meeting were the State Caretaker Committee members, the Osun State Caretaker Committee Chairman of []The post I wont return to PDP, Obasanjo tells Markafi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Samuel Luka, Bauchi The Wives of the 19 Northern governors under the umbrella of Northern Governors wives Forum (NGWF) has solicited the support of Royal fathers in the region towards addressing the challenges of drug abuse/ addiction as well as early marriage among youths in the northern part of the country. The appeal was made []The post Northern Governors wives tell royal fathers contribute to fight against drug abuse, early marriage appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has called for all hands to be on deck in order to achieve positive transformation in the countrys water sector. The Speaker made the call on Tuesday at the public hearing of the House Committee on Water Resources, on the National Water Resources Bill (2017). []The post Dogara-led house seeks transformation of water sector appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Peter Fowoyo Judgement, in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by one, Okwuchukwu Obiechina, a brother-in-law to suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans and his wife, Nzube, against the police over alleged illegal detention has been fixed by a Federal High Court, Ikoyi,Lagos. Justice Mohammed Idris on Tuesday fixed October 23 after listening to []The post Alleged kidnap: Evans brother -in -law, wife, know fate October 23 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Patrick Okohue, Lagos Falling back on its rich historical pedigree, The Daily Times is partnering with Katunga Media, a frontline media services organisation, to convene a public discourse on The Role of Ndi Igbo in a United Nigeria. The one-day discourse comes up early January 2018 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. According to Mr. []The post Daily Times hosts national discourse on role of Ndi Igbo in United Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Henry Omunu, Abuja Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara has said that the House is focused on using its oversight functions over the executive as a cooperative tool to bring development and better the lives of Nigerians rather than as a tool of adversary. He made this statement on Tuesday while delivering []The post NASS has powers to alter budget Dogara appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 



Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Wonders how workers pay their childrens school fees, rents without salaries Mathew Dadiya, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern on the growing complaints and agitations by workers in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, saying that no governor can go to sleep when workers are being owed salaries. He also decried the situation of []The post How can governors sleep when workers havent been paid for months- Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow depart for Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday. Prior to the D-8 Summit, Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, will participate in an official working visit to Ankara, the capital city. Senior Adviser []The post President Buhari to attend D-8 Summit in Istanbul, visit ANKARA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 



Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, into law and pledged continued support for the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region. Buhari gave the assurance on Tuesday at a brief ceremony in the State House, Abuja during to signing the bill saying, []The post Buhari signs Petroleum University bill, pledges support for Niger Delta appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Ekweremadu lifts indigent students with N38.5 Million in Enugu
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Ikeoha Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation founded by the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu has awarded scholarships and bursaries worth Thirty Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N38.5m) to indigent students in Enugu State. Beneficiaries of the scholarship and bursary awards are indigenes of the state who are first year students in universities in []The post Ekweremadu lifts indigent students with N38.5 Million in Enugu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nige 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Former Kogi State governor, Alhaji ibrahim Idris who is the leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, has predicted that come 2019, his party will reclaim its mandate which was taken over by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2015 election. Alhaji Idris who made the prediction after the successful []The post PDP set to reclaim Kogi from APC in 2019, says Idris appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
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 country, a 2019 Presidential aspirant on []The post APC presidential aspirant praises Akande for stand on 2019 ticket appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, the Speaker and members of State House of Assembly and political appointees in the state have been challenged to go to their constituencies to sensitise their constituents on the compelling need to participate in the November 18, 2017 governorship election. The chairman, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) in []The post Anambra governorship: CLO boss challenges Obiano, others on sensitisation of voters appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nige 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Accord Party (AP) in Lagos State has appealed the judgemnt delivered by the State Local Government Election Petition Tribunal upholding the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate in the Idi-Olowo -Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area (LCDA), in the chairmanship election. The tribunal headed by retired Justice Folashde Atiba, had last week upheld []The post Accord Party appeals Lagos Council Election Tribunal judgement appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Following his alleged endorsement of a governorship aspirant in Ogun State, Hon. Abiodun Akinlade has warned the Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to stay off Ogun politics and stop meddling into the political affairs of the state ahead of the 2019 general elections. Akinlade who is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the []The post 2019: Stay off Ogun politics, Reps member warns Ajimobi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Worried by the incessant midnight attacks on Plateau State rural communities, Chief Alexander Mwolwus, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the state government and security agencies to act decisively to end the trend. The attacks are frightening; they have become a daily affair. Governor Simon Lalong must rise to the challenge []The post PDP chieftain decries attacks on rural dwellers, urges PLSG to act decisively appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Obasanjo speaks on his return to PDP
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Olusegun Obasanjo, Former Nigerian President has declared that he is not returning to the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Obasanjo spoke to journalists after a closed-door meeting with the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi. The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which lasted for one hour. []The post Obasanjo speaks on his return to PDP appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Rivers State Governor Wike urges Nigerians to disregard VP posters
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Nigerians to disregard Vice Presidential Posters being posted in parts of Abuja by a faceless group, describing it as the handiwork of mischief makers. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wik In a statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic []The post Rivers State Governor Wike urges Nigerians to disregard VP posters appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. To recognize this historic progress, Rotary clubs worldwide will host events in conjunction with Rotary Internationals fifth annual World Polio Day celebration on []The post Rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The city of Raqqa has been liberated from Islamic State militants, a spokesman for a US-backed Syrian force has said. Soldiers raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium as a four-month battle to take Islamic States Syrian capital came to an end. A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the jihadi militant group []The post ISIS completely driven out of Raqqa by US-backed forces appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE), the body in charge of addressing diseases of root/tuber crops, on Monday raised alarm over two emerging cassava diseases in Nigeria. Justin Pita, Executive Director of WAVE, at the second Annual General Meeting of stakeholders from the West African sub-region in Abuja, identified the two new diseases as begomovirus and []The post Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The wife of the President, Aisha Bihari, has paid an unscheduled visit to the State House Clinic in Abuja. The wife of the President, Aisha Bihari had last week attacked the management of the State House Clinic in Abuja for their inability to provide basic drugs and equipment despite billions of Naira proposed for the []The post Aisha Buhari Makes Surprise Visit To Aso Rock Clinic appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Uchenna Ani The federal road safety commission (FRSC) Lagos sector commander Mr. Hyginus Omeje has released a set of numbers for the general public and citizens of the country for making enquires and complaints regarding the issues and challenges of the national driver licence. The numbers are 08150654567, 08058298826 According to Omeje this is in []The post FRSC set to hasten application of drivers licence appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Lufthansa airline has said that it will be bringing its internationally acclaimed Corporate Social Responsibility project to Nigeria this week. Impact Week 2017, the airline said, will hold at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) campus in Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, from October 24th to 26th. Impact Week is a one-week program aimed at training participants to []The post Lufthansa trains 200 UNILAG students appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Dalung makes case for sports in 2018 budget
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Borne out of the determination to make a statement at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has appealed to the National Assembly to appropriate sufficient funds for sports in the 2018 budget. The Minister reasoned that for any meaningful success to be recorded by Nigerian []The post Dalung makes case for sports in 2018 budget appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Pinnick assures on football development
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has assured that the football governing body is fully committed to bringing innovations and improved packages to the organization of the AITEO Cup competition, following Sundays show stopper at the Agege Stadium. The football may not have enraptured, but the organization and the general razzmatazz did, []The post Pinnick assures on football development appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

NFF AGA set to hold in Jos
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The 2017 Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Nigeria Football Federation will take place at the Crest Hotel, Jos, capital of Plateau State on Thursday. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed to Extra Time on Tuesday that all arrangements have been concluded for a hitch free and memorable day for all members of the []The post NFF AGA set to hold in Jos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Ghana, others for Lagos Taekwondo Classics
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Ghana has indicated her willingness to attend the forthcoming 2017 edition of the Lagos International Taekwondo Classics holding from November 23rd -25th, 2017 at the Sir Molade Okoya Thomas Multipurpose Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos which is the fourth in the series. Other countries whose entries have also been received include Senegal, []The post Ghana, others for Lagos Taekwondo Classics appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Morata ready to battle RomaConte
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Alvaro Morata could return from injury when Chelsea face Roma today in the Champions League, Antonio Conte has revealed. The clubs record signing picked up a hamstring strain in the first half of a 1-0 defeat at home to Manchester City before the international break. And the striker was not involved as the Premier League []The post Morata ready to battle RomaConte appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Juve not in crisis, says Allegri
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Massimiliano Allegri insists Juventus are not in any kind of crisis despite their rare home Serie A defeat at the hands of Lazio. Juve face Sporting CP, who sit ahead of them on goal difference in Champions League Group D, in a crucial contest in Turin today. The Italian champions go into the game after []The post Juve not in crisis, says Allegri appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Watford can follow up their last-gasp heroics against Arsenal last weekend with a win over Chelsea on Saturday. That is according to midfielder Tom Cleverley. The former Manchester United midfielder scored in injury-time, after Troy Deeney had cancelled out a Per Mertesacker header, to condemn the Gunners to another away defeat and lift the Hornets []The post Cleverley: Watford can beat Chelsea! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Patrick Roberts could come face to face with one of his heroes when Celtic travel to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League, the Manchester City loanee having modelled his game on Arjen Robben. Celtic go to Germany with the knowledge that a victory over the Bundesliga champions would see them []The post Roberts battle Robben in UCL cracker appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Joshua was originally billed to square up against Bulgarian challenger, Pulev but he now has a new opponent in Frenchman Takam. Nigeria-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua, now has a new challenger for his mandatory title defense fight billed for Saturday, October 28. Joshua was originally billed to square up against Bulgarian challenger, Pulev but he []The post Boxing: Anthony Joshua Gets New Challenger appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Gov. Wike Meets With Ronaldo & Ramos, Plans Real Madrid Academy
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Gov. Wike is interested in having a Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State and he has held discussions with top officials of the Spanish club The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom on Monday toured training facilities of Real Madrid Football Club and also met with the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos. It is understood []The post Gov. Wike Meets With Ronaldo & Ramos, Plans Real Madrid Academy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

External reserves hit $33.1bn as Naira steadies against major currencies
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Motolani Oseni Despite continuous interventions in the foreign exchange market by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigeria latest external reserves have touched almost highest in three years to stand at $33.11 billion. This is also as the nations currency, Naira, on Tuesday, remained steadied against the three major foreign currencies, US Dollar, Pound []The post External reserves hit $33.1bn as Naira steadies against major currencies appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fro 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Ade Ayeyemi, is calling for the Nigerian Government to introduce Credit Guarantee Schemes for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) as a measure to hedge their risk. Reiterating that MSMEs are a fundamental part of the economic fabric in Nigeria and the wider continent and therefore play []The post MSMEs: Ecobank CEO advocates credit schemes to boost lending appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has notified the investing public that it has lifted the suspension earlier placed on the trading of Thomas Wyatt and African Alliances Shares. A report from the local bourse confirmed the development at the weekend, noting that Thomas Wyatt Nigeria Plc, which was one of the companies suspended for non-submission []The post NSE lifts trading suspension on Thomas Wyatt, African Alliance appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
.As UBA drives growth with investment in technology As part of effort in achieving poverty free continent, the Chairman Heirs Holding Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu has called on African leaders to develop the continent through provision of enabling business environment, so as to unlock embedded potentials of entrepreneurship and Small Business Enterprises (SMEs) across the []The post African economy: Elumelu urges leaders on enabling environment appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from N 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo To join big players across the world, Nigeria needs a target investment requirement of approximately $2.9 trillion over the next 30 years. Chief Executive Officer of RTC Advisory Services Ltd, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje, who made this disclosure on Tuesday in Lagos at the NigeriaTravelsmart Colloquium 2017 also stated that, to close current infrastructure []The post Why Nigeria seeks $2.9 trillion investment before 2050 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Equities transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed on a negative note on Tuesday with the All-Share Index (ASI) declining by 0.81 per cent. This was in contrast to a 0.33 per cent growth posted in the previous trading session. The ASI dropped by 301.66 points or 0.81 per cent to close at 36, []The post NSE All-Share index declines 0.81% appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Africas food security is dependent on making agric attractive to youths- AfDB
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
On the occasion of the 2017 World Food Day, the African Development Bank has highlighted how Africas food security depends on attracting young people to agriculture and agribusiness. The sector can potentially create wealth and employment for African youth, thereby stemming migration. World Food Day, celebrated yearly on October 16, promotes worldwide awareness and action []The post Africas food security is dependent on making agric attractive to youths- AfDB appeared first on Daily Times Nigeri 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A non-governmental organisation,( NGO), Society for Water and Sanitation, on Sunday, called for private sectors investment in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. The Groups National Coordinator, Mr. Benson Attah, made the call in a statement, in Abuja, to commemorate the 2017 Global Hand Washing Day, with the Theme: Our Hands, Our future. He []The post Group seeks more private sector investment in water, sanitation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
We have all been in that position where our laptop battery starts to malfunction; that moment when a 10-hour battery life device depreciates to serving you for one hour or less. Insight from the Research and Development Unit of Yudala, Nigerias fastest growing composite e-commerce outfit, shows that while laptop batteries often depreciate with constant []The post Five ways to make your laptop battery last longer appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Electronic Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) has beckoned on stakeholders for discussions at the 8th annual payment systems and fraud conference which will focus on Leveraging Big Data Analytics in Combating Payment Fraud. The Annual Payment System and Fraud Conference which is E-PPANs veritable rallying ground for the financial industry and its ally []The post E-PPAN beckons stakeholders to discuss big data analytics in combating payment fraud appeared first on Daily Times N 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Uber has announced the appointment of Lola Kassim, a Nigerian-Canadian, as its new general manager for West Africa. Lola, most recently, worked as a Management Consultant with McKinsey and Company where she led teams providing strategic business advice and implementing organizational and operational improvements in the energy, public and financial services sectors in West and []The post Lola Kassim appointed new GM for Uber West Africa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 
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