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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [25 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 25 October, 2017.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Seals off his shopping plaza, houses, firms in Kaduna NASS begins probe over his illegal reinstatement Maina speaks from hiding, denies N100bn pension fraud Olufemi Samuel, Chris Emetoh, Henry Omunu, Tom Okpe, Idu Jude and Myke Uchendu and Oluchi Okoroafor, Abuja Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the sacking of []The post EFCC traces 5 more houses to Maina in Abuja appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 



Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday reaffirmed its order that former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and former National Security Adviser Col Muhammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), must appear before it on Wednesday, October 25 to testify as defense witnesses for the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party []The post Jonathan, Dasuki must appear, testify for Metuh today, court insists appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 



Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Titus Akhigbe, Benin As part of efforts by the Edo State Government to unlock the socio-economic benefits in the housing sector, the Edo State Ministry of Physical Panning and Urban Development has unveiled a three months time limit for processing and issuing building plan approvals to prospective developers. According to the Commissioner for Physical Planning []The post Edo Govt sets timeline for building plan approval, procedure at 3 months appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Amaka Agbu, Port Harcourt The Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) has appealed to the militants in the region to exercise restraint and patience as the forum was currently working with the federal government to develop the area. PANDEF said the appeal became necessary because it was worried about the threats by different militant groups []The post NDelta youth renew threat to blow up oil and gas installations as elders urge restraint, patience appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin Bad leadership and not corruption is Nigerias and Africas critical problem, a senior lecturer in the department of Business Law, University of Ilorin, Dr. Mubarak Adekilekun, has said. He said as a result of bad leadership, more than 300 million Africans lack access to basic social amenities with most women spending 40billion []The post Africans spends 40bn hrs in search of water annually -Don appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ahead of its December 9 elective national convention , eight out of the aspirants for the National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party , PDP, today held a closed door meeting with the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee, NCC of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi in Abuja. In attendance at the meeting were Chief Bode George, []The post PDP national chairmanship aspirants in crucial meeting with Makarfi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Senate ad hoc committee, has disclosed in a report that 25 government agencies have failed to remit N1.695 trillion revenue to the consolidated revenue fund. The committee also disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was running on a deficit of about N3.115 trillion between 2012 and 2016. NAN reports that the committee []The post 25 agencies failed to remit N1.69trn to FG Senate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced a search for recently dismissed Federal Civil Servant, Abdulrasheed Maina who was also former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms. Maina has reportedly been on EFCC wanted list for about two years. Premium Times reports that on a visit to Mainas building located []The post EFCC Begins Search For Abdulrasheed Maina appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Nosa Akenzua, Asaba South-South leaders on Tuesday canvassed party supremacy in Nigerian politics, just as they called on elected officials, political appointees and party members to abide by the decisions or instructions made by the executive committee or national working committee of the party. The leaders said that contrary to the belief in some quarters, []The post South-South leaders defend Oyegun, say APC not in tatters appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
*As Ladoja joins race Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja Ahead of the December 9 elective national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has declared that his committee does not have the power to further micro zone the zoning arrangements that have been agreed on []The post Makarfi to PDP National chairmanship aspirants: We dont have power to micro zone appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The EU will be defeated in Brexit negotiations unless it maintains absolute unity, European Council president Donald Tusk has said. The ex-Polish prime minister told the European Parliament the UKs departure was the EUs toughest stress test and it must not be divided at any costs. If we fail it then the negotiations will end []The post Donald Tusk: EU must stay united or face Brexit defeat appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Amaka Agbu, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as an aberration and a joke taken too far, the comparism of Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the President of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) with the governor of the state, Barrister Nyesom Wike, by the Peoples Democratic Party, []The post Rivers APC blasts PDP for comparing Wike with Dakuku appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Former Sokoto State governor and member of the National Assembly, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC- Sokoto), has urged politicians and wealthy Nigerians to focus on the welfare, security, comfort of the citizens and assist by providing jobs. The lawmaker made the plea in a statement in Sokoto on Monday, by his Special Assistant on Media and []The post Wamakko charges politicians, wealthy Nigerians on citizens employment appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
As cleric warns youths against violence, hooliganism The Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC) has commenced a training programme for 141 facilitators that will participate in the conduct of the November 18 local government election in the state. The electoral body is organising the three-day training programme in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral []The post LG Poll: KWSIEC IFES Organise Training Programme For Facilitators appeared first on Daily Time 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
No fewer than 900 residents of Peremabiri Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, who fled after the 2015 governorship election violence in the state have returned home. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the displaced persons returned to the community on Monday in more than 10 passenger-boats to the []The post 2015 governorship election violence: 900 displaced Peremabiri residents return home appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Alade Tasma A law to establish a cancer institute in Lagos State has been passed by the State House of Assembly. The House, at plenary on Tuesday gave final consideration to the Bill for a Centre that would conduct researches into cancer and other diseases in the State which to be established by the State []The post Lagos Assembly okays establishment of Institute for Cancer and Disease Control appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Moses Oyediran, Enugu Enugu State Government has expressed concern over prevailing decline in immunization coverage in most local government areas of state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin disclosed this on Tuesday in Enugu during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Physicians Week organized by the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). []The post Enugu Govt expresses worry over immunization coverage appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Yakubu Salisu, Kano The commander National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano Command, Hamza Umar MNI, has decried the new trend of drug abuse among minors in the state as something new and unexpected. Hamza, who spoke to newsmen at the commands headquarters on Tuesday, stated that the ugly trend which the state has been []The post Drug abuse growing among minors in Kano -NDLEA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Moves to avert economic shock Olufemi Samuel, Abuja The $1.2 billion debt crisis rocking Etisalat Nigeria took the attention of the Senate on Tuesday as it resolves to investigate the management and utilization of the loan facility obtained from the 13 Nigerian banks by the telecommunications company. The Senate Committees on Banking; Communications; Capital Market, []The post Senate probes Etisalats N1.2bn loan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
*Plans to shut down of Government House Idu Jude, Abuja The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has declared workers under the civil service of Kogi State as internally displaced people (IDPs) in their state, just as it has declared war on the governor whom it said has remained defiant to the yelling of the people. The []The post Kogi workers now IDPs NLC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Myke Uzendu with Agency reports A UN Special Envoy for Road Safety Jean Todt, has disclosed that not less than 650 people are killed daily in road accidents throughout the continent of Africa due to poor legislation and bad driving habits. The Special Envoy stated this yesterday at the 2017 Africa Road Safety Conference in []The post Road crash: 650 people killed daily in Africa- UN appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
*Fayose urges party to keep voice up against APC *Ekweremadu laments impunity in the land Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja THE Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Walid Jubrin, on Tuesday said that the outcome of the December 9 elective national convention of the party will determine the survival or death []The post Convention will determine if PDP will survive or die, says BoT Chair appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Grants waiver to Ladoja, Makinde, others Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja The National Executive Committee, NEC of the PDP has formally approved December 9 for the conduct of its elective national convention in a Abuja. The convention will hold at the Eagle Square. The budget for the convention, according to the partys National Publicity, Prince Dayo Adeyeye []The post PDP NEC okays date, venue for elective convention appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Nosa Akenzua, Asaba Rampaging armed hoodlums operation in Asaba and its environs in Delta State on Monday night attacked Guardian reporter, Owen Akenzua, on his way to his house behind NTA, off Mariam Babangida way, Asaba at about 9:30pm. It was gathered that Owen arrived keke Motor Park for transport to his house, unfortunately left []The post Armed hoodlums attack Guardian reporter in Asaba, cart away belongings at gun point appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
*As SDP members join new party Tosin Ajuwon, Akure The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been described as parties of failure that cannot take Nigerians out of the wood despite holding power to make the need change and development. The National Vice Chairman of the Advanced Peoples []The post APC, PDP are failures, says APDA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
*Urges them to vote pan Igbo progressive party Idu Jude, Abuja Candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka, has called on the people of the state to continue in their support for the UPP as it champions its self-determination ideology. The former Minister of []The post Chidoka calls on Anambara voters not to be dissuaded on their support appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya and Samiat Oduwole, Abuja The total revenue accrued to the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), has dropped significantly by N127.023 billion, just as the FAAC on Tuesday, distributed N558bn to the three tiers of government for the month of September 2017. Chairman of FAAC and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, while addressing []The post Revenue drops by N127bn as FG, states, LGAs share N558bn appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has advised the management of NTEL to spread to more parts of the country for Nigerians, especially in the rural areas to subscribe to it. In a statement issued by the Assistant Director, Press, Mr. Austin Asoluka, of the ministry in Abuja; and made available to Daily Times, []The post Minister urges NTEL to spread to rural communities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
A national Agri-Agro Summit, facilitated by Kunoch Limited and organised by the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) in conjunction with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Bank of Industry (BOI), Bank of Agriculture (BOA) and the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance []The post Abuja agro summit to address investments, job creation . Gets FGs nod appea 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has commissioned two water projects in Botem-Tai and Teenama communities in Tai and Khana Local Government Areas of the State. Speaking while commissioning the water project at Botem-Tai, Abe charged the people of Ogoni Ethnic Nationality to be self-reliant and []The post Water project: Abe lifts Tai community, promises economic blueprint appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeri 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
FirstBank has pledged its support for the 2017 Annual Awareness Week of the Down Syndrome Foundation, which began on Monday, October 23; and ends on October 27, 2017. The 2017 edition is not the first time the bank is supporting this initiative, as the bank has over the last 8 years partnered and participated in []The post FirstBank supports down syndromes awareness week appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma has been conferred with the Prestigious Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). At the presentation ceremony held in Abuja, the society noted that the fellowship was in recognition of his innumerable contributions to the engineering profession over the []The post FAAN boss bags NSE fellowship appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The National Assembly, particularly the House of Representatives, have been accused by the Organised Private Sector (OPS) of stretching laws that are counterproductive to the growth and development of the economy. The OPS, under the aegis of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), decried the brazen attack by various committees and ad-hoc committees of the []The post NECA DG accuses Reps of working against economy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Chief Executive Officer of a commercial bank has said that he and his colleagues will be unable to obey the directive of the Federal Government to forfeit customers funds in accounts without the Bank Verification Numbers The Chief Executive Officer of a commercial bank has said the directive by the CBN is not feasible. []The post We Wont Obey CBNs BVN Directive Bank CEO appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Price of garri, a staple in the country, has dropped significantly in Enugu state over the last 120 days. This is cheering news for lovers of Nigerias most staple food, Garri. A market survey conducted on Monday, revealed that the amount has dropped from as high as N1,250 to between N450 and N500 per paint []The post HURRAY! Price of Garri Drops By 60% appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Sequel to the rapid expansion of smartphone ownership across the world, 66 per cent of individuals in an array of 52 key countries, which include South Africa along with various developed and developing countries across the globe, will own a smartphone in 2018. According to Zeniths Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017, published on 16 October 2017, []The post Smartphone: Global penetration to hit 66% in 2018 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), an arm of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it has selected 30 innovations to further compete for its Change-maker Challenge 2017. The USPF Changemaker Challenge 2017, is a nationwide competition open to innovators, software developers, UX designers, students and other ICT enthusiasts in Nigeria. The objective of the []The post USPF selects 30 innovations for change-maker challenge appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
.Submit EoI at Barclays office Indication has emerged that 16 companies had complied with the deadline for the submission of Expression of Interest (EoIs) at Barclays office in Ikoyi, Lagos, preparatory to accessing the data room to conduct their due diligence on 9mobile, subsequent preparatory for the bid submission stage. So far, industry sources has []The post 16 firms scramble for 9mobile appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The FCR being unveiled at the Tokyo motor show tomorrow morning (October 25) has been conceived as a concept for Toyotas next-generation fuel-cell-vehicle premium saloon. This six-seater is based on the companys conceptual, next-generation electric-car platform and the diamond silhouette-shaped, upright bodywork, with the wheels pushed out to the corners, has been designed to maximise []The post Tokyo motor show 2017 preview appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
On Monday, October 23, 2017, TECNO announced the launch of its newest smartphone, the Phantom 8, in the Middle East and Africa. The launch took place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. The Phantom 8 carries a 20MP front camera and 12MP and 13MP dual camera at the rear with 10x super zoom, single []The post Tecno Launches its latest smartphone ,Phantom 8 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
After publicly announcing her love for singer, Jeff Akoh some 72 hours ago, Big Brother Naija (BBN) star, Bisola Aiyeola has declared it as publicity. In a viral post on Saturday via Instagram, she wrote Its official guys, Jeff Akoh and I are in love and in a strong, loving relationship. Your girl B is []The post Bisola Aiyeolas confession on romance with Jeff Akoh appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
US singer Kelly Clarkson has said she wanted to kill herself when her career was at a peak in the mid-noughties. She told Attitude magazine: When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself. I was miserable, like inside and out, for four years of my life. Citing pressure from music executives, she added: []The post Kelly Clarkson: When I was really skinny I wanted to kill myself appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Nollywood actress, Toyin Abrahams father is dead. His death comes as the industry is also mourning the sudden demise of Funke Abisogun-Alhassan Toyin Abraham has announced via her Instagram page that her father has passed away. The Nollywood actress did not mention the cause of death. She put up a photo collage of her father []The post Nollywood Mourns Again! Toyin Abraham Loses Father appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Tonto Dikeh has warned journalists and bloggers not to release any video sent to them by her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill, and threatened to sue anyone who dares Tonto Dikeh is ready to fight legally. She says a there is a plot to release doctored video evidence against her by her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill. []The post Tonto Dikeh Threatens Journalists And Bloggers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Kanu was absent from court when his case came up on October 17, 2017, but his co-defendants were produced in court by prison officials Where is he' This question has been on virtually every lip in Nigeria for the past few weeks. Last week, the federal government, Nigerian army and Nnamdi Kanus sureties started trading []The post I Dont Know Where Nnamdi Kanu Is Abaribe appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot control the officials in his government. Fani-Kayode was reacting to the news that Buhari has ordered for the immediate sack of a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. Following Mainas dismissal, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman []The post Buhari cannot control his officials Fani-Kayode reacts to Mainas sack appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration has recorded concrete achievements which are there for all to see, contrary to the assertion by immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan that the administration is running on propaganda and lies. Mr. Jonathan had last Thursday said that the government of his successor is full of lies and propaganda and []The post Buhari replies Jonathan: Our achievements are real, not propaganda appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 
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