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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 27 October, 2017.

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on Aviation on Thursday expressed worry over the deplorable facilities of some airports in the country and declared the Akanu Ibiam Airport unsafe. Sen. Muhammad Adamu (APC), representing Kebbi Central, expressed displeasure during a tour of facility of the Port Harcourt International Airport. Adamu said that the Senate []The post Lawmakers declare Enugu Airport unsafe appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Sir Muhammad Sanusi General Hospital in Kano has been chosen as one of six facilities in Nigeria to be converted as 5 star Internationally Accredited HIV Laboratory Service centers. Dr Bashir Zubairu Head of Kano Institute of Human Virology of Nigeria (IVHN) made this Known when he led a team from Global Fund and Fhi360 []The post Sanusi Hospital Laboratory to be rated 5 Star appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Youths at Igbotako in the Okitipupa local government area of Ondo state have been admonished to shun violence and other delinquencies capable of leading them into any forms of criminality. Gbenga Adeyanju, the Commissioner for Police in the state gave the advice on Thursday at a one day Security Summit put together by the Igbotako []The post Ondo Police boss ask youths to shun crime, violence appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state Wednesday said that the Federal Government under President Mohammadu Buhari, has not been fair to the youths of the country, this he claimed led to the current high level of unemployment in the country. Okorocha who at a one-day youth forum, organized by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, and []The post Buhari not fair to Nigerian youths Okorocha appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
An Abuja Federal High Court has resolved to speedily rule on the suit filed by a governorship contestant of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Segun Abraham, against the Ondo State governor, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, in the interest of justice. Presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, gave the assurance as he adjourned in the suit pending the []The post Ondo guber suit: Court assures of accelerated hearing appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin A Kwara State High Court judge, Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, has excused himself from a contempt application filed by Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, against online publisher, Omoyele Sowore and his company, Sahara Reporters. At the resumed hearing of the matter yesterday, Oyinloye also ordered a halt to further proceedings in a substantive []The post Saraki vs Sahara Reporters: Judge hands off, orders transfer of case to another judge appeared first on Daily Times Nige 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Nigerian government on Thursday announced the recovery of $85m from the United Kingdom (UK). The said money is a part of funds stolen during the controversial Malabu Oil deal. Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said this at the ongoing consultative meeting on assets recovery in Abuja. Malami decried the negative attitude []The post Malami announces recovery of $85 million from UK appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to the leadership of the National Assembly over the cancellation of the planned dinner for the lawmakers in the State House. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President was to host the lawmakers to dinner at the new Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja, by 8:30p.m. []The post Cancelled Dinner: Buhari apologises to lawmakers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
*Seeks resignation of presidential aide Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reiterated on Thursday that the body language of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government in the fight against corruption is mere propaganda and road-show. The opposition PDP pointed out that the idea of the APC blaming every misdemeanor on previous administration is []The post PDP carpets APC over Maina appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Henry Enegede The success of women in Nigerian politics depends on women. This was the consensus at the recently held one-day development forum/workshop with the theme, Advancing Women in Governance and Political Participation, organized by the International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos with the support of UKAID and ACTIONAID Nigeria. The theme was presented by Mrs []The post Womens success in politics depends on women-Anifowoshe appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
.Writes party stakeholders Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja Former Governor of Kano State and erstwhile Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, has indicated interest to run for the presidency in 2019 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Shekarau has already written to the leadership and members of the PDP about his interest The Media []The post 2019: Shekarau, ex Kano Governor, joins PDP presidential race appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it had been involved in 419 court cases over election matters from 2016 to date. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this in an interactive session with a group of civil society organisations, under the umbrella of the Situation Room, in Abuja. Between 2016 []The post INEC involved in 419 cases under two years Chairman ..As 37 political parties field candidates for Nov.18 Anambra governorship appeared first on 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
A former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, has said that his gentle mien will not diminish his chances of becoming the next national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Adeniran told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Wednesday that being a gentleman, he remained the best candidate in []The post National Chairmanship: PDP needs a gentleman with ideas Adeniran appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
No fewer than 22 candidates, who contested the July 22 Lagos State Council polls, have appealed the decisions of the Lagos State Local Government Election Petition Tribunals at the Appeal Tribunal. Justice G. M. Onyeabo, the chairperson of the 2017 Local Government Election Petitions Appeal Tribunal, announced this on Wednesday at the tribunals inaugural sitting. []The post Lagos council poll: 22 candidates appeal tribunals verdict appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Anambra State has said it is now properly re-positioned as one family to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) November 18,2017 Governorship election. The State chairman, Tony Nwoye Campaign Organisation, Hon. Azuka Okwuosa addressing newsmen in Awka described as nightmare and over ambitious, the statement []The post Were now repositioned for victory in Anambra -APC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Wednesday approved the appointment of six new Special Advisers for Gov. Aminu Tambuwal. The approval followed a motion by the Leader of the Assembly, Alhaji Garba Bello (APC- Yabo), which was unanimously adopted. Tambuwal had earlier sent request for the appointment of the new special advisers in a []The post Tambuwal gets Assemblys approval to appoint 6 new Special Advisors appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The candidate of African Peoples Party (APP) in the Nov. 18 Anambra Governorship election, Mr Chris Nweke, has urged the electorate to shun monetary inducement in their voting decisions. Nweke told newsmen in Awka that big parties were polluting the political space with display of so much money. He said that he would win the []The post Anambra guber candidate decries monetary inducement in politics appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Africas child population is projected to increase by 170 million by 2030, UNICEF said in a report released on Thursday. The Generation 2030 Africa 2.0 report, also notes that Africa can reap a demographic dividend that will see per capita incomes increase by up to four-fold by 2050, if policies that promote job growth are []The post Africas child population to grow by 170m by 2030: UN appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Former Liberian warlord Prince Johnson has endorsed George Weah for president ahead of a Nov. 7 run-off vote between the former soccer star and current Vice President Joseph Boakai. Johnson took more than eight per cent of votes in the first round and his support is seen as a crucial boost for Weah, who won []The post Ex-Liberian warlord endorses George Weah for President appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Tunisia seeks to lay off about 16,500 public sector workers in 2017 and 2018, a senior government official told Reuters. The layoffs, which the government aims to make voluntary but which are demanded by its international lenders, come from a public sector workforce of around 700,000. Tunisia will ask this new guarantee loan as it []The post 16,500 public sector workers to be laid off in 2017, 2018 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Sideline check-in method adopted by NOUN to screen candidates entering exam halls Purchase question papers through syndicates who collude with staff Its not true, varsity spokesman Augustine Okezie Abuja Fresh facts have emerged on how students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) openly devise several forms of examination malpractices, making a smokescreen of []The post Shocking: Open varsity students devise fresh exam scam appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from N 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
*Millions on naira stolen yet to be recovered Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo One of the major airlines in the country, Air Peace, has said that it has confirmed the arrest of some of its former employees by security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over the burglary incident at its Akure Airports office on []The post Air Peace confirms arrest of Akure office burglars, commends FAAN appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has denied the claims by the Bauchi Central Senatorial District lawmaker, Isa Misau, that she received two Sports Utility Vehicles from the Inspector General of Police. Mrs. Buhari made this disclosure on Thursday, via her verified twitter handle @aishambuhari, as she tweeted, I am using my []The post Aisha Buhari refutes Misaus claim, says she uses her personal car appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday shifted the arraignment of former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke; former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Dan Etete; Aliyu Abubakar, ENI SPA, Ralph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujatti Stefeno, Burrafati Sebestiano and Malabu Oil and Gas []The post $1.1bn Malabu oil fraud: Court shift AGF Adoke, Etete ,others arraignment to Feb 15, 2018 appeared first on Daily Times Ni 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Olufemi Samuel, Abuja Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, said that the Senate was concerned about growing the private sectors participation in the nations economy. He gave this indication, while meeting with the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington and a team from the []The post Saraki, Dangote, Ovia chart way forward for economy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Tom Garba, Yola The Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to North East (NE) Development Commission Bill. According to Senator Muhammad Bindow, the North East Development Commission Bill is intended to trigger development in the Insurgency ravaged Region and also engineer durable solutions as []The post Bindow commends Buhari for assenting to the NEast devt commission bill appeared first on Daily Times 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Chairman of the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has stressed the importance of engagements and partnerships in the development of the Niger Delta region. Senator Ndoma-Egba stated this when a delegation from the Itsekiri Nation paid him a courtesy visit at the NDDC headquarters in Port []The post We encourage aggressive development in the NDelta NDDC Chairman appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
John Ndu Three General Hospitals in Anambra state will be upgraded to specialists Hospitals with provisions of ultra modern equipment. The hospitals are Ekwulobia, Onitsha, and Enugwu Ugwu , all cutting across the three senatorial zones. The State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano announced this during a political flag off at Abagana, the Headquarters of Njikoka []The post Three general hospitals to be upgraded to specialist health institutions in Anambra appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Salisu Yusuf, Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles on Thursday said that Argentina are a beatable side. Yusuf made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja ahead of the Nov. 14 friendly match against the former world champions in Russia. The coach said that the Super Eagles were []The post We would beat Argentina, in spite of the big names Super Eagles Coach says appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 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 gets new manager appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has admitted he may be without Harry Kane, when they travel to face Manchester United on Saturday. Kane missed Spurs shock 3-2 defeat to West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. The Premier Leagues leading scorer was seemingly rested, though it appears there could have been more to his []The post Star Striker Harry Kane Doubtful For Tottenham Clash With Manchester United appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Nigeria has saved over N216 billion from the importation of rice alone from Thailand and other countries, since the nations domestic mass production flooded the markets under the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP). Prince Niyi Akenzua, the Executive Director, Risk Management and Finance, Bank of Agriculture disclosed on Thursday in Ibadan when he visited Gov. Abiola []The post Nigeria saves N216bn from rice importation, says BOA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
*Firm engaged to recoup 100% costs Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The Federal Executive Council on Thursday, approved a tax relief scheme to attract private sector involvement in the provision of Federal road infrastructure across the entire country. The approval was the outcome of a Memorandum for the setting up of a Road Trust Fund (RTF) presented []The post FG approves Tax Relief Scheme for private sector on road infrastructure appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Commercial Banking business contributed 90.4% to gross earnings FBN Holdings Plc. announced its 9 months unaudited results on Thursday, declaring N439.2 billion as gross earnings. The result released for the nine months period ended 30 September 2017, showed gross earnings was up 5.2% from N417.4bn declared in the same period of 2016. The financial institutions []The post FBN Holdings grosses to N439.2bn in 9months appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
As NAFEXs daily transaction sheds $16.42m Motolani Oseni The Nigerian currency, Naira, on Thursday, dropped slightly by 0.02 per cent to close at 305.75 to the US Dollar, against 305. 70 traded on Wednesday at the official interbank foreign exchange market, Daily Times check has revealed. Also, Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange (NAFEX) widow, which had []The post Naira drops to 305.75 at interbank forex market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2018 Budget proposal to the National Assembly for consideration by early November, following the approval of the estimates on Thursday by the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, said that the FEC approved the 2018 budget estimates, saying, []The post Buhari to present 2018 Budget to NASS as FEC okays estimates appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
At the close of the Federal Executive Council meeting on Thursday, approved a tax relief scheme to attract private sector involvement in the provision of Federal road infrastructure across the entire country. But FEC says firms to be engaged in the road scheme would go through some level of scrutiny. The approval was the outcome []The post Roads: Tax relief scheme to be scrutinized- FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Paint Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, a subsidiary of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has called on the Federal Government to set a standard for the local paint manufacturers in the country as it will help in reducing the substandard product from the Nigerian paint market. Mr. Rotimi Aluko, Chairman, PMA, who made this []The post Paint manufacturers task FG on standardisation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
KPMG has disclosed that Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, into the Nigeria digital space over the last year is almost $1 billion, with the most significant investments going to e-commerce and payment platform companies. Speaking during a press briefing on KPMG Digital Summit 2017 themed: Leading through Digital, in Lagos, Boye Ademola, Partner and Lead, Digital []The post Digital sector: FDI hits $1bn, as e-commerce, payment platform gaining attraction KPMG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
.Total yearly net profit at RMB 4.3-4.8bn ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, published guidance for a 36.58% increase in net profit for the nine months ended 30 September, 2017. Net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company in the []The post ZTE records 36.58% profit gain in 9-month forecasts appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Miriam Humbe, Abuja A strategic partnership has been signed between the Nigerian Satellite Communications Limited (NIGCOMSAT) and Belintersat, operators of Belintersat-1, a communication satellite of the Belarusian Peoples Republic for mutual backup services in faraway Minsk, Belarus. This strategic partnership is aimed at repositioning NIGCOMSAT Ltd for commercial viability which the government of President Muhammadu []The post NIGCOMSAT, Belintersat sign strategic partnership on NigComSat appe 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
.Agency to focus on innovation Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) has said its two-day zonal retreat was geared towards repositioning the organization from a mono-product organization into a multiple products organization by 2020. Barrister Adebisi Adegbuyi, the Post Master General / CEO of Nipost, remarked during the retreat, that the strategic roadmap tagged: NIPOST Vision 2020, []The post NIPOST to transits from mono to multiple products organization by 2020- PMG appeared first on Daily Times 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
One of Sri Lankas leading commercial banks, Sampath Bank, on Thursday said it had launched the countrys first banking robot that works in the form of a humanoid teller. In a statement, Sampath Bank has said the robot uses artificial intelligence to understand customers requests and performs transactions. It detects the presence of a customer []The post Meet the first banking robot in the World appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Why I feel so comfortable acting in films and not stage-Somekele Iyamah-Idhalama Delta State-born Somekele Iyamah Idhalama gained recognition via the web-based TV series Gidi-up as a supporting actress. A Biochemistry graduate, Somkele rose to prominence after featuring in three blockbuster movies: The Wedding Party, 93 Days and The Arbitration. The Arbitration premiered in the []The post My parents believed we could be successful in both our academic and artistic pursuits-Somkele Iyamah-Idhalam 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The Federal Government has revealed plans to convert the ancestral home of Afrobeat legend and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti into a museum. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this while visiting the musicians ancestral home in Ogun State, along with Governor Ibikunle Amosun. Mohammed said Fela will be immortalised by turning the house []The post Afro beat Legend, Felas House to be converted to Museum FG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria New 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, Nigerian hip hop artist based in the United States, has said one of his goals is to be fluent in Igbo. The Classic Man, as he is fondly known, said he once took a class in the US to get a good grip of the language. Jidenna made this known on Wednesday []The post I paid to learn Igbo language in the US Jidenna appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Oritsefemi and his fiancee who will be tieing the knots in a couple of weeks time have just announced the price of their aso-ebi. Oritsefemi and his sweetheart Nabila Fash will be having their white wedding on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at The Ark Event Centre, Block 1, Plot 2 Okunde Blue Water Drive, Lekki []The post See Aso Ebi Price list for Oritsefemi and his sweetheart, Nabila Fash wedding appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
The New Nigeria Nationalists (NNN), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has urged the three tiers of government to place premium on the well-being of every Nigerian by providing them the basic necessities of life that will make them happy. The Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Prof. Ishaq Akintola; NNNs National Coordinator, Mrs Foluso Makanjuola-Oyenuga []The post MURIC, groups want government to make citizens wellbeing priority appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fro 

Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Here are ten facts to now know about the former Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, Chairman, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina who was recently sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari after he was reinstated and promoted to the post of a Director in the ministry of interior. The evolving saga surrounding his recall has generated controversies in the []The post 10 Things you did not know about the former Pension Boss, Maina appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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