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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 21 October, 2017.


Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The state of moral decay and dearth of ethics in leadership and professional circles, especially in government and the judiciary have been traced to broken and dysfunctional family structure back in time. Structurally, family/homes are either broken or intact. A broken home in this context is one that is not structurally intact, as a result of divorce, separation, death of one of parent and illegitimacy.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Lagos State Police Command, on Friday, confirmed the identity of a 40-year-old man who jumped into the lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos on Friday in an apparent suicide plunge. The state Police Command spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous -Cole, identified the man as Adekunle Oluseyi John from Ondo State.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya and Nafisat Abubakar, Abuja Former Minister of Science and Technology, Dame Pauline Tallen has assured Nigerian women to expect more women from President Muhammadu Buhari led government. Tallen, a former Deputy Governor of Plateau State gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja at the sideline of G20 Dialogue on empowering women to be []The post Buhari to appoint more women soon Ex- Minister appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Joy Anyim The Lagos state Police Command has advised residents who abandoned their cars in the police stations to remove them immediately. The abandoned cars includes: a Honda Civic with registration number CG953GGE, Ford Escape with registration number FKJ502BT,Vanagon bus with registration number XS760LSD,Nissan Serena with registration numberFKJ393DJ,Vanagon bus unregistered abandoned at the Igbogbo police []The post Remove abandoned vehicles from stations Lagos Police appeared first on Dail 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Lagos State Police Command, on Friday, confirmed the identity of a 40-year-old man who jumped into the lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos on Friday in an apparent suicide plunge. The state Police Command spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous -Cole, identified the man as Adekunle Oluseyi John from Ondo State. Famous-Cole said Report []The post Suicide Mission: Police identify man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian convicted for attempting to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, has filed a lawsuit with a Colorado federal court claiming his constitutional rights have been violated. Abdulmutallab has been locked up since the failed attack []The post Convicted Nigerian terrorist, Abdulmutallab sues the US appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Banks will soon crack down on customers accounts following new directives from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday, on Bank Verification Number (BVN) operations and watch-list for the banking industry. Records from the NIBSS show that there were about 45.85 million total bank accounts unlinked, but when compared with the active accounts the number []The post More Bank Accounts To Be Shut As CBN Issues Strict BVN Rules appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Edem Bassey, Calabar A critic of Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayades government and All Progressive Congress (APC) Chieftain, Paul Efere has been arrested and detained at the Cross River State Police Headquarters, Diamond Hill, Calabar on allegation of cultism and kidnapping. The suspect was arrested in Abuja and drove to Cross River State, []The post APC Chieftain arrested for alleged cultism and kidnapping appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) in the Anambra governorship election, Godwin Ezeemo, has told the people of Awka North that he will link all the communities in the area if elected as the governor of the state come November 18. Speaking at Achalla in Awka North Local Government Area during his familiarization []The post Anambra governorship: PPA candidate promises to link up Awka North communities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Justice Ibrahim Buba of Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday withdrew from a suit on the leadership tussle in the Ogun Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The judge, who announced his withdrawal from the suit no. FHC/L/CS/1556/17 in the open court, said his decision was based on a petition written against him []The post Judge withdraws from Ogun PDP leadership tussle suit appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Lagos State House of Assembly at plenary on Thursday confirmed Hon. Justice Opeyemi Olufunmilayo Oke as the new Chief Judge of the State. Justice Oke who was appointed the Acting Chief Judge of the state two months ago following the retirement of the former Chief Justice of the state, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade become the []The post Lagos Assembly confirm another female Chief Judge . makes Teaching Of Yoruba Compulsory In schools appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Former governor of Ogun State and a National Chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Gbenga Daniel has expressed his willingness to correct the past mistakes of the party. Addressing party faithful, his supporters and members of the press during his official declaration to contest for the position in the Federal Capital Territory, []The post Why I want to be chairman of PDP, by Daniel appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
From the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come an assurance that registered voters who are suffering from albinism will have the opportunity to vote during the forthcoming governorship poll in Anambra State with the aid of vision magnifiers. The Anambra State governorship election is scheduled to hold on Saturday November 18 this year. The []The post Anambra poll: INEC assures albinos of vision magnifiers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
President Buhari today said his administration has demonstrated the ability to contain the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, especially in the North East. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Buhari said the relative peace and improved security situation in the Northeast, is a testimony to []The post We have proven we can contain Boko Haram President Buhari says appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Over 500 All Progressives Congress (APC) members from Wards 13 and 14 of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on Wednesday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is as the Emohua Local Government Area PDP Leadership formally endorsed the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for a second term, saying that his []The post 500 Emohua APC members defect to PDP appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
A few weeks into CIA training, labrador Lulu began to show signs she simply wasnt interested in detecting explosive odours. Some people just arent cut out for the realities of a high-pressure work environment and it would seem the same goes for dogs. Lulu the labradors handler had high hopes of her becoming the []The post Bomb-sniffing Dog Fired From CIA For Refusing To Sniff Bombs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Following disparity in the remittances of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in the past and now, the Federal Government ordered the probe of the past heads of the agencies, having smelt seedy misdeeds. While many have hailed the decision of the Federal Government, a handful []The post Institutional corruption: NNPC and JAMB as metaphors appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
In a concerted effort to keep unemployment at bay and boost skills for industrial growth in Nigeria, the Federal Republic of Germany has again trained not less than 14 Nigerian youths in Technical Facility Management profession of its five year old German Dual Vocational Training Partnership with Nigeria (G-DVTPW-N). Nigerian partners in the training include: []The post GERMAN DUAL PARTNERSHIP: More Nigerian youths benefit in TFM appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
At the height of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, hand washing became a regular routine among Nigerians. Infact, it came to light that some people, inspite of their education and financial status, got to know about hand sanitizers for the first time. But it was observed that after Ebola was contained, the exercise relaxed until []The post MONKEY POX: Why Nigerians should embrace regular hand washing appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Except urgent steps are taking by government to address the cancer burden in the country, the disease will continue to destroy lives of many Nigerians especially women with breast cancer as the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, says it has recorded only about 1000 breast cancer patients in its One-Stop Breast Clinic in []The post LUTH Breast Cancer Clinic records 1000 patients in one year appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
As part of efforts to stem overseas medical tourism by Nigerians, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, says it would soon begin full cardiac surgery. Chief Medical Director, Prof. Adewole Oke, said on Tuesday in Lagos that the teaching hospital was striving to be the hub of qualitative healthcare delivery in Nigeria. Oke said []The post LASUTH to begin full cardiac surgery CMD appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Experiencing a high number of traumatic events could increase a womans risk of developing heart disease, especially after menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who reported at least three traumatic experiences in their lifetime had poorer endothelial function than those who had fewer traumatic experiences. Endothelial function refers to how well the []The post Women in trauma susceptible to heart disease appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
In an unprecedented move for the Health Care Sector, Evans Medical Plc announced on Friday that it has been served an Ex-Parte Order of the Federal High Court. The order gave Skye Bank the rights to takeover the assets of the company which was used as collateral against loans granted to the company. Evans Medical, []The post #DTNalert: Evans Medical goes bust appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
When expectant mothers have elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it may raise their childrens risk of developing childhood obesity, according to a study published in the Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Childhood obesity has become an international public health problem. An estimated 42 million children ages five and younger met the criteria []The post CHILDHOOD OBESITY: Pregnant women urged to monitor their blood pressure appeared first on Daily Times 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The new vice chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem, has charged new graduates of the institution to be purposeful and ingenious to survive present life of struggle for survival in the country. Speaking during the 33rd convocation of the university in Ilorin on Friday, where a total number of 9,018 were graduated, []The post VC charges graduates on ingenious way to survive in the Country. appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday unveiled plans by the State Government to establish a designated Commercial Courthouse with the overall objective of ensuring speedy resolution of disputes as well as drive commerce and enhance the ease of doing business in the State. Speaking at the State Executive Chambers in Alausa while swearing-in []The post Lagos govt to establish commercial courthouse to handle dispute resolution appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from N 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
A councillorship aspirant under the platform of the People Democracy Party, PDP, in Bomadi ward one, Mr. Nelson Gomeromo has alleged that some party leaders had concluded plans to impose his co-contestant and incumbent councilor of the ward, Hon. Nurse Edeinmene, on the people of the ward in the runoff election earlier scheduled for this []The post Aspirant, youth group protest alleged imposition of candidate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
As calls for his sack thicken The chief executive of Kenyas election board, who the opposition has demanded must be fired before a repeat presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26, said on Friday he was taking three weeks of leave. According to agency report, Ezra Chiloba said he had taken a personal decision to take []The post Kenyas electoral commission CEO takes leave appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Popularity votes across Africa and Liberia has shown that the odds favous the ex-football star, George Opong Weah as emerging Liberias nest president, following a run off election in November. George Weah won the first round of Liberias presidential election with 38.4 percent of the vote. Vice President Joseph Boakai came in second with 28.8 []The post Odds favour President Weah as supporters rejoice over election lead appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Former workers of the defunct national carrier, Nigerian Telecommunications Limited ( NITEL) and Mobile Telecommunication Limited ( M Tel ) under the auspices of former telecoms employees of Nigeria have appealed to President Muhammandu Buhari to order the payment of their pension buy out. The association in a statement in Benin by its President []The post Pay our pension buy-out,defunct NITEL workers beg FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Ezeleke community of Umuopara in Umuahia south LGA has urged governments at all levels to come to their aid, just as the community celebrated its 2017 annual new yam (iri ji) festival Wednesday. Speaking with Daily Times in his palace, the President General, Ezeleke community, High Chief Gideon Nwosu said the massive votes and []The post Ezeleke needs government presence PG, Nwosu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Singer and former Member of Parliament Jennifer Kestis Ferguson has alleged that the President of the South African Football Association Danny Joordaan raped her 24 years ago in a Port Elizabeth hotel after a performance. According to agency report, the Sweden-based accuser said she was inspired to speak out by a social media campaign hashtag []The post Ex-MP, singer, alleges South African FA boss of rape appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Hero of South African anti-apartheid era, Winnie Mandela has undergone a minor surgery on her knee and the family said the procedure was successful. Agency reports has it that ,the first wife of Nelson Mandela was admitted at the Milpark Hospital on Tuesday evening and will stay at the hospital for the next two weeks []The post Winnie Mandela undergoes successful surgery, appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Journalists in Nigeria have been urged to replicate knowledge of diversity nature of the people in reporting developments across the country to strengthen national cohesion, socio -economic development and peace. The call was made at a media discuss in Lagos recently, organized by the pro media right group, Journalist for Democratic Rights (JODER) , as []The post Journalists counselled on diversity reporting for socio-economic growth appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Niger 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Nigerias image has attained a positive rating in far away United States when the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and current President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, received the prestigious $250,000 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina had in the early hours ofFriday in Des Moines, the capital city of []The post Excitement as Adesina gets $250,000 World Food Prize Laureate in US appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
As Manchester United tackles Huddersfield: Jose Mourinho has confirmed Marcus Rashford is available for Manchester Uniteds Premier League clash at Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, after the Academy graduate limped down the tunnel following his match-winning goal against Benfica in midweek. Rashford struck the only goal of the game at Estadio da Luz in Portugal, []The post Jose Mourinho confirms Marcus Rashford treat appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
.as Antonio Conte hits back at claims players are unhappy Blues boss Conte still doesnt know if David Luiz or Tiemoue Bakayoko will be fit to face Hornets as he defends his training programme amid claims of fatigue in his squad CHELSEA fear Cesc Fabregas may be their only fit senior midfielder for the crunch []The post Chelsea fear Cesc Fabregas will be only fit midfielder against Watford appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Everton have banned the fan who appeared to try to strike Lyons Anthony Lopes while holding a child, with UEFA also charging the club for the crowd trouble during last nights Europa League tie. The second-half melee sparked by Ashley Williams at Goodison Park, which is being investigated by Merseyside Police too, saw a supporter []The post UEFA charges Everton after fracas that led club to ban fan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Roma have been charged by Uefa after some of their fans were heard making monkey chants towards Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. The German international came on as a 77th-minute substitute during Wednesdays Champions League Group C tie which ended 3-3 at Stamford Bridge. Rudiger, 24, moved to Chelsea from Roma in the summer. The case []The post Roma charged by Uefa for fans monkey chants at Antonio Rudiger appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, is so confident he will be playing for Manchester United next year. He has already begun telling his Gunners team-mates of his plan, according to The Mirror. Ozil is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates and manager Arsene Wenger, last week admitted the club could sell him []The post I Will Join Manchester United- Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Tells Team Mates appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Titus Akhigbe,Benin As preparations hit top gear for the Edo State Investment Summit tagged Alaghodaro 2017, international industrialists including the Mahindra Group of India, Tolaram Group from Singapore and Dangote Group are set to showcase their over $1.5bn investment outlay in the state. The companies are billed to share their experiences, prospects and insights from []The post Dangote to Showcase $1.5bn Investment in Edo at Alaghodaro Summit appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria N 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The average price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) dropped by 1.2 per cent year-on-year, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said According to a report on the NBS website, the Bureau also listed states with the highest and lowest average price of petrol in comparison with the approved government price of []The post Average price for petrol drops, kerosene increases NBS appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Evans Medical Plc on Friday announced a takeover of the company by its lenders, Skye Bank Plc and First Bank Plc due to a loan default. Evans medical notified investors of the development, via the Nigerian Stock Exchange, revealing that a receiver manager has also been appointed and has taken over the assets of the []The post Skye, First Bank Take Over Evans Medical for loan default appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Afolabi Adesola The 48hour suspension, meant to elapse Friday 20th October 2017, placed on shares of Oando Plc has been extended till further notice. The Nigerian Stock Exchange General Counsel/ Head of Regulation, Tinuade Awe said on Friday that trading in the shares of Oando Plc will remain fully suspended on the Nigerian Stock Exchange []The post Oando shares remains on full suspension- NSE appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has fired back at President Goodluck Jonathan over his comment on the power problem in the country. Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has denied ever saying that the countrys power problems could be fixed in six months. Fashola has been reacting to statements credited []The post Fashola Replies Jonathan, Denies Saying Power Could Be Fixed In Six Months appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday said Buharis administration has failed in governance. He also noted that APCs victory in the 2015 presidential election was aided by propaganda and lies, added that the ruling party has continued to feed Nigerians with lies and has deployed hi-tech propaganda to cover up its misrule. Jonathan spoke when he []The post Goodluck Jonathan says Buharis government has failed and APC is full of lies, hi-tech propaganda appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 
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