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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 26 October, 2017.

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
* Judge only granted 2 out of 12 prayers in suit against Senate * Malami under fire as SANs fault his legal advice Andrew Orolua, Mathew Dadiya, Franseca Iwambe, Abuja. Fresh facts have emerged about how a judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court in Abuja was twisted in initiating the []The post How court verdict was twisted for legal opinion on Maina appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 



Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday refused to set aside the subpoena issued against the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), saying that it lacks jurisdiction to hear it on merit. The applicant who was to testify as defence witness on Wednesday in the ongoing trial of []The post Metuh trial: Judge gives bailiff 5 days to serve Jonathan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 



Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Peter Fowoyo A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday reserved ruling in a motion seeking to set aside the guilty plea of four firms allegedly used to launder $15.5million belonging to a former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The firms; Pluto Property and Investment Company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited, Trans []The post Patience Jonathan: Court reserves ruling over firms plea on $15.5m money laundering appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 


Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Rick Perry, the United States of Americas Secretary of Energy said Tuesday that the country is willing to continue the encouragement of US companies to invest in Nigerias oil sector, strengthening the economic relationship between the two countries. The statement was made while speaking at the bilateral energy relations meeting with Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the []The post U.S expresses willingness to encourage more investments in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Coincidentally, the money is part of the fund that the Federal Government is seeking to borrow from foreign markets. So, Nigeria has this ambitious goal of connecting all 36 state capitals by rail. Even the President is excited by the plan as he has directed the other day that it is a task that must []The post Nigeria Needs 11 Trillion Naira To Connect All States By Rail Amaechi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Tom Okpe, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that there is no definite date fixed for the partys long awaited national convention because the party has not decided on a date. This development is contrary to expectations of its members and the position of the partys constitution as the ruling party would rather []The post We may not hold convention this year APC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Campaign Organisation of Mr Tony Nwoye, the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra, says the massive turnout at the Onitsha rally is an acceptance of the party. The Flag-off Committee Chairman, Mr Azuka Okwuosa, said this while speaking with newsmen in Awka on Wednesday. Okwuosa said that the flag-off was []The post APC experience Massive turnout at Onitsha rally appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
A presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu has described Abdulrasheed Maina as one of the monsters and mess left behind by the previous administration to frustrate the ongoing fight against corruption by the current government. Shehu, who is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement issued in []The post Maina is a `monster left behind by PDP to frustrate Buharis anti corruption fight Presidency appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeri 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Senators on Wednesday, resolved to alleviate the plight of workers in Kogi following the non payment of salaries by the state government. The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Sen. Dino Melaye made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) []The post Dying Kogi workers receive over 1,200 bags of rice from Senators appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The traditional ruler of Awka, Igwe Gibson Nwosu, has given his blessing to Chief Osita Chidoka, the governorship candidate of the United Progressives Party (UPP) in the Anambra States Nov. 18 poll. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chidoka is one of the 37 candidates jostling for the governorship position in the upcoming []The post Anambra Poll: Awka monarch prays for Chidokas victory appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has been charged to keep upholding national unity in his effulgent political career. The admonition came from the Senators admirers who converged at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos on the night of October 21 to celebrate his 61st birthday. Welcoming the guests who were drawn mainly from Lagos and the South West, []The post Keep upholding national unity, group charges Kwankwaso as he marks 61st birthday appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Leaders Council of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State has alleged that the state was experiencing infrastructural decay in spite of its huge resources. Media Co-ordinator of the group, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, made the allegation at a news conference in Abuja, and alleged that massive fraud was going on in the state by []The post APC alleges infrastructural decay in Delta appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet. The call followed the controversy generated by the reinstatement of a former Chairman of Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. The Associations General Secretary, Mr Alade Lawal, made the appeal in a statement in []The post Civil Servants urge Buhari to reshuffle cabinet over Mainas reinstatement appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
The general overseer of the Omega Power Ministries OPM Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere has rejected a Rolls Royce car gift for his 44th birthday. The Rolls Royce was given to the Apostle by Divine distributors of OPM (products distribution unit of the church) where contributions for the car were made by the membersThe post Pastor Chibuzor Chinyere Rejects A Rolls Royce Birthday Gift appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
A new UN-mandated report has found it appears plausible that an external attack or threat might have led to the fatal plane crash that killed former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjld. The chartered DC6 plane registered as SE-BDY crashed just after midnight on Sept. 17 to 18, 1961, near Ndola (then Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia). The []The post Former UN chief, Hammarskjld, likely killed report appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Albert Einsteins note on the theory of happiness sold on Tuesday for $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction, handing over the scientists 1922 musings to unknown buyers. Gal Wiener, CEO of the auction house, said the auction for the note began at $2,000 and bids quickly flooded in for about 25 minutes. Wiener would not []The post Einsteins theory of happiness sells for $1.3M at auction appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
New Zealand will ban foreign buyers from purchasing existing homes in the country in an effort to cool soaring property prices. Prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said the ban only applies to non-residents. The country is facing a housing affordability crisis which has left home ownership for many out of reach. Low interest rates, limited housing []The post New Zealand bans foreign home buyers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Nemo, the young dog adopted this year by Frances President Emmanuel Macron, was caught on camera relieving himself on a gilded fireplace in the Elysee Palace behind a group of junior ministers meeting with the president. Nemo, a black labrador-griffon cross, was adopted by Macron and his wife Brigitte from a shelter home in August. []The post Presidents Dog Caught Urinating During Special Meeting (Videos) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Angela Onwuzoo Record of infant deaths in Nigeria has remained a major source of concern to health experts as many say is not improving. A new report recently released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), revealed that nearly 10 per cent of new-born deaths in the world last year occurred in Nigeria. However, the United []The post Improving access to water supply can reduce infant deaths appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Renowned Nigerian researcher, Prof. Madubuike Ezeibe, has called on the Federal Government to carry out a clinical trial on Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate (AMS), a drug he developed for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Ezeibe, a professor of Veterinary Medicine at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, made the call in Umuahia, Abia state, recently. Clinical trial []The post HIV/AIDS: Nigerian researcher calls for clinical trial of his drug appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria N 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Angela Onwuzoo Given the enormous burden of blindness in the country, Nigerians have been urged to pay adequate attention to preventable and avoidable eye diseases that could lead to blindness, by going for regular eye screening at least once a year for early detection and proper treatment. Experts at Me Cure Healthcare Limited (MHL), Lagos, []The post Me Cure canvasses regular eye screening to prevent blindness appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Angela Onwuzoo As part of efforts to sanitise markets in Nigeria of fake drugs and other regulated products, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has impounded fake and adulterated products worth over N20m at the Relief and Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) Markets, all in Onitsha, the business hub of []The post NAFDAC impounds fake Eva soap, vegetable oil in Onitsha appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
APC chieftain mobilizes nationwide rally Ahead the forthcoming 2019 presidential election, a youth group on the aegis of Ohandigbo Youths Organization (OYO) has concluded plans to embark on a nationwide rally to convince President Muhammadu Buhari, to seek re-election. The convener of the group, who is also an Ex-officio of the ruling All Progressives Congress []The post 2019: Youths back Buharis re-election appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Thu, 26 Oct 2017
There was a noteworthy rise in the number of positive results from worldwide drugs tests last year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said in a report released on Wednesday. WADAs report showed banned substances were found in 4,822 samples from 300,565 tests (1.6 percent) carried out globally last year. This was up from 1.26 percent []The post Doping across the world rises sifgnificantly appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Wednesday announced the ban on the activities of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of trade unions and all forms of trade unionism in state-owned tertiary institutions. Bello, who made the announcement in a broadcast in Lokoja on Wednesday accused trade unionism in tertiary institutions of impeding government holistic reforms. He []The post Gov. Yahaya Bello places embargo on state unionism appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
THE publisher of African Courier Magazine, Mr. Femi Awoniyi, has sounded the alarm that thousands of illegal immigrants, especially Nigerians and other African nationals, are currently on the waiting list for deportation from Germany. And to a very concerned Awoniyi who, is based in Germany but currently holidaying in Nigeria, has set up an NGO, []The post Thousands Of Nigerian Illegal Migrants Await Deportation From Germany appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
English Premier League clubside Leicester City have signed on Frenchman Claude Puel as their new manager on a three-year deal. Former Southampton boss Puel replaced Craig Shakespeare who was sacked last week with Leicester, the 2016 English champions, third-bottom of the table. Its a great privilege to become the new manager of Leicester City []The post Leicester City name Puel as manager appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
* Scandal, setback for economy Stakeholder Adesola Afolabi, Lagos The latest development in the Oando/SEC capital market drama that unfolded in September has taken a new twist as Oando announced that it has obtained a court order to annul the suspension placed on the sale of its shares by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) following []The post Oando Vs SEC: Oil firm flaunts court order to annul suspension, forensic audit appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) on Wednesday announced 12 per cent increase in profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 to N57.95 billion from N51.76bn in nine months ended September 30, 2016. The pan-African financial institution Profit before tax also rose by marginally by three per cent to N69.4bn as against N67.5bn in prior []The post ETI declares 12% hike in profit to N57.95bn appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Motolani Oseni The Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange () widow, rebounded at the close of Wednesday trading to record a total turnover of $166.75, representing the highest during the week, while the local currency, Naira, steadied against the three major foreign currencies, Dollar, Pound Sterling and Euro, Daily times finding has revealed. The NAFEX, had declared []The post NAFEX gains, record $166.75m as Naira steadies against major currencies appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria Ne 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Temitope Omoniyi Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, has commended Sterling Bank Plc for its intervention in Nigerias transport sector, saying, such intervention from the private sector is what the transport sector requires to achieve the desired transformation. Senator Ashafa, who stated this at the second edition of the annual conference of []The post Sterling Bank: Senator extols intervention in transport sector appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria N 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Says Nigerias debt to GDP ratio is within a reasonable threshold The Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Wednesday, revealed that the Federal Government would apply the sum of US$3 billion in refinancing the legacy debts of the immediate past government. The outlay is part of the US$5.5 billion foreign loan being sourced []The post $5.5bn loan: Legacy debts account for $3bn Adeosun appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Tony Nwakaegho The Nigerian Senate has mulled plans to vote on a motion to investigate the use of $1.2 billion in loans taken out by telecoms firm, Etisalat Nigeria, now 9mobile. The motion, if passed, would mandate a Senate Committee on Banking and National Security to handle the investigation, which it says would seek to []The post Senate plans probe of Etisalats loan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Simon Ugwu Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, a two-term former Director-General of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), says Nigeria needs to be consistent in implementation of its energy policies to experience development of the energy sector. Yumkella stated this in Abuja, adding that consistency in implementation of energy pricing for electricity was key to attracting the []The post FG to review power sector privatisation as expert calls for consistent energy policies to attract inv 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Ganiyu Obaaro The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), has sacked 150 workers, in what its management said was part of a re-organisation aimed at optimum performance. Among those sacked across its four states of Plateau, Gombe, Bauchi and Benue were marketers, linesmen, network engineers, cable joiners and electrical fitters. Their sack letters, signed by Abubakar []The post Jos electricity coy sacks 150 workers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
as PBT declines by 17% Learn Africa has shown commitment to growth in its 2017 third quarter 2017 financial statement with growth in revenue, with marked reduction in gross profit and selling/ distribution cost respectively. The companys result for Q3 period ended 30th September released by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), showed that revenue grew []The post Learn Africa grows Q3 revenue by 9% appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Customers of LASACO Assurance Plc no longer have to worry much about old age and life after retirement as the company has resumed the underwriting of Annuity policies that would make beneficiaries earn salaries for a certain period after leaving office. The insurance giants re-commenced the Annuity businesses in collaboration with its appointed experts, First []The post Lasaco resumes sale of annuities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Apple, which recently said it was including wireless charging in its latest iPhone X and iPhone 8 smartphones, has acquired New Zealand firm PowerbyProxi that designs wireless power products for consumers and industry. An Apple spokesman confirmed the acquisition, which was earlier announced by Apple in New Zealand media. Both companies declined to provide details []The post Apple purchases firm that designs wireless power products appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Award-winning US actor Robert Guillaume has died aged 89 following complications from prostate cancer, his family has confirmed. Guillaume, who became one of the most prominent black actors on US TV, was best known for his role as the surly butler in the sitcoms Soap and Benson. He died at his home in Los Angeles []The post Robert Guillaume: Benson actor dies aged 89 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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