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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [31 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 31 October, 2017.

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
*Says Buhari has breached his oath of office Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected Mondays sack of Babachir Lawal, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Ayo Oke, the former Director General of Nigerian Intelligent Agency (NIA) by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as a slap on the []The post PDP rejects sack of Babachir, Oke, seeks Buharis impeachment appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Tue, 31 Oct 2017
*FG to rebuild schools, classrooms in affected communities, 47 years after Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Court on Monday ordered the Federal Government to pay some communities in 10 states where land mines were laid during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war the sum of N50 billion as compensation. The Community []The post Nigeria-Biafra civil war: Court orders FG to pay N88bn compensation to communities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fro 


Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Francesca Iwambe- Abuja Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says those offering protection to Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), have made it difficult for the Agency to arrest him. Magu, who did not disclose the identity of the persons allegedly protecting Maina, absolved himself of []The post Those Protecting Maina Make It Difficult To Arrest Him Magu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
* Lament members are dying in droves Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo The Nigeria Airways branch of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), on Monday, decried the delay of payment of N45 billion pension arrears owed by the Federal Government. Their complain is coming after one month the approval was announced by Federal Executive Council meeting of 20th []The post Ex-Nigeria Airways pensioners decry delay in payment of N45bn arrears appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 



Imo Police parade 49 suspects for kidnapping, robbery, child theft
Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Val Okara, Owerri. Imo state Police Monday paraded 49 suspects ranging from kidnapping, robbery and child theft .Among the suspects paraded included five suspects for allegedly stealing and selling of two children who are male and female for N1 Million, belonging to one Abigail Ukah who the suspects had allegedly waylaid and attacked with matchets []The post Imo Police parade 49 suspects for kidnapping, robbery, child theft appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Director General of Standards Organizations of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Anthony Aboloma has declared that any country whose products conform to international standards have high propensity for trade facilitation and general economic emancipation. Mr. Aboloma stated this on Monday, during the grand finale of the celebration of the 2017 World Standards Day in Nigeria, held []The post Only conformity to standards makes cities smart SON appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has expressed his ministrys readiness to continue to partner with the National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN) to ensure and promote occupational safety and health of Nigerian workers in their workplaces Ngige made this declaration on Monday when he received on courtesy visit the newly []The post Labour Ministry to partner National Industrial Safety Council over occupational hazards appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
No fewer than 59 health workers have been trained by the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) with the Support of Save Million lives SMOL on Long Acting Reversible contraceptive Method of Family Planning. This was disclosed by the State Executive Chairman of the Agency Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa at the end of the []The post Family Planning: Bauchi Govt trains 59 health workers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Plateau State government has called for women involvement in crises mitigation, the state Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Rufina Gurumyen, has said. She called on women to step into the current crises in the state for amicable resolution. She decried the resurgence of crisis in some parts of the state and []The post Plateau govt calls for women involvement in crises mitigation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, met with some top leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the State House, Abuja. The President at first, met briefly with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. The closed-door meeting was held inside the new Banquet []The post Buhari Meets Saraki, Dogara, Oyegun, Tinubu in Aso Rock appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Tom Okpe, Abuja Youths under the aegis of Save APC, Democracy Youth Vanguard, on Monday took protest to the national Secretariat of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), demanding removal of the national chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun. Other demands listed on various placards by the youths include: Audit APC account now, No to non-elective []The post Protesters demand Oyeguns removal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has commended the Board and Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission for imbibing a new spirit of collaboration in the development of the Niger Delta region. Governor Ikpeazu spoke when members of the Board and Management of NDDC paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House []The post Abia Gov hails NDDCs new spirit of collaboration appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Peter Fowoyo A Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday dismissed a N50 million suit filed by the telecommunication giant, Globacom Limited, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Globacom Limited and its Head of Marketing Department, Mr. Ashok Israni filed the suit against EFCC, seeking to stop investigation on a petition written against it []The post Attempt to stop fraud investigation: Court dismisses Globacom suit against EFCC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Charles Onyekwere, Enugu The Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF), on Monday, blasted former military Head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, (rtd) over his claims that lies told by ex-Biafra warlord, Late Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, caused the Nigeria civil war. The Zionists said in a statement by it self-acclaimed President, Onwuka Nsiegbe, that it was shameful []The post Gowon behind Nigerias problems -Biafra Zionists appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja. The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed November 9 to hear suit seeking to stop Governor Willie Obiano from parading himself as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the governship election scheduled for November 18. The court declined to issue an exparte order stopping Governor Obiano []The post Court hear suit seeking to stop Gov Obiano as APGA flagbear Nov. 9 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Tom Garba, Yola Adamawa state chapter of All progressives Congress (APC) on a Press release signed by the Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal thank President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Mr. Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary General of the Federation (SGF). We the party leadership of Adamawa State has endorse the appointment of []The post Adamawa APC thanks Buhari for appointing Boss Mustapha as the new SGF appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Borno State governor, Alh. Kashim Shettima has said that the establishment of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) was a direct response to the large scale devastation caused to the North-East by Boko Haram insurgents. The governor said this in a statement signed by Malam Isa Gusau, his Special Assistant on Communications and Media Strategy in []The post Shettima justifies establishment of North-East Development Commission appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the northern axis of Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State have said that the elective position desirable to them in 2019 is House of Assembly seat. The leaders made this known in a communiqu released to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday. In the communiqu signed []The post 2019: PDP leaders in Delta demand legislative slot appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Its the month Prophet Mohammed died, Cleric Obey traffic rules, safety of life not negotiable LASTMA For some folks, the last four months of every year with the string ember are not just the regular months spanning September to December, the mythical aura these months attract, according to observers, have continued to stir apprehension []The post MYTHS OF EMBER MONTHS: True or false' appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has come up with an exposure draft to secure the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code for mobile transactions, which is becoming increasingly more popular among banks in Nigeria. Laja Shorunke, Group Head, IT& E-banking control at United Bank for Africa, disclosed this when he spoke at the Hackcess cyber []The post CBN moves to secure USSD mobile transaction platform appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Diamond Bank Plc, on Monday, announced 71 per cent increase in Profit Before Tax (PBT) to N72.9 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, financial statement submitted on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), has showed moderate growth in the lenders key financial parameters. For instance, the banks profit during the []The post Diamond Bank grows PBT by 71% to N6.7bn in Q3 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Against the backdrop of the high unemployment level in the country, the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, stunned the nation recently when it claimed that it has developed a workable blueprint that could effectively curb the menace of unemployment by providing well over five million job opportunities annually in the country. The []The post FIIROs readiness to create 5m jobs annually appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Nigerian currency, Naira, on Monday, slightly dropped further to close at 305.80 per US Dollar, against 305.75 sold on Friday and 305.65 traded last Monday at the official foreign exchange maker, while the parallel segment of the forex market stood steadied against the three major foreign currencies, Daily Times check has revealed. The local []The post Naira drops at official FX, steadies at parallel market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that the fans can boo him if they liked. He was reacting to the jeers that were heard when he substituted Marcus Rashford for Anthony Martial, who proved Uniteds match-winner in their 1-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday. They pay the ticket they can do what they want. []The post Manchester United fans can boo me if they like Mourinho appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), resumed trading for the week on Monday, on a positive note with the market indices appreciating marginally by 0.06 per cent. The market capitalisation rose by N8 billion or 0.06 per cent to close at N12.627 trillion compared to N12.619 trn achieved on Friday. Also, the All-Share Index, which opened []The post Equities market rebounds 0.06% as Dangote Flour lead gainers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, in this piece, gives insight into the Federal Governments strategies to rejig the economy. Excerpts Introduction Since the middle of 2014, when the price of crude oil fell dramatically, Nigerias finances became challenged. This is not hard to explain: weve historically depended on crude oil for as much as []The post How we re positioning Nigeria for a prosperous future- Adeosun appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
A total of 30,000 traders in Akwa Ibom State will benefit from the Federal Governments micro-credit scheme under the first phase of its Social Investment Programme in the state. The State Focal Person, Social Investment Programme, Ita Okon, disclosed this recently in Uyo at the training of 310 N-Power volunteers that will register the beneficiaries []The post N-Power: FG targets 30, 000 youths in A/Ibom appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Managing Director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has said the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Declaration is of great benefit to the airline especially as it has started the integration of the West African region, which has the potential to provide a vast market for air travel with its over 300million population across board. Bankole []The post Medview to grow operations in Africa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Sterling Bank Plc has donated 600 customized reflective uniforms to the Ondo State Waste Management Authority (OSWMA) for distribution among highway sweepers and workers working with the agency. The bank also donated kits, brooms, spades, boots and rakes to the waste management authority in fulfillment of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the society. Speaking []The post Sterling Bank donates customised uniforms to Ondo waste management workers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. N 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The African Leadership University (ALU) and GE Africa have unveiled the ALU Africa Industrial Internet Programme, (AIIP). The programme, powered by GE, combines the best of GEs technical expertise with ALUs unique learning model in a 12-month professional training programme that merges the essential business and technical skills necessary for African professionals to succeed in []The post GE, ALU unveil Africa Industrial Internet programme appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
A Nigerian company, Oldang International Limited, on Sunday, launched the sales of solar-powered tricycles to enhance public transportation in the country. The companys Chief Executive, Mr. Olubunmi Oluwadare, said at the launch in Lagos that the solar- powered, fuel-less tricycle popularly called keke, would gradually phase out petrol engine tricycles across the country. Oldang Electric []The post Excitement as solar-powered tricycles hit Nigerian market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. N 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Emir of Kano, Alh. Muhammadu Sanusi II has inaugurated Islamic compliance insurance scheme on Monday, in Kano, the state capital, to serve as an alternative to conventional insurance in the country. The Islamic insurance or Takaful, is a unique Islamic concept of Sharia compliance insurance. He added that the system of Takaful insurance is []The post Islamic Insurance: Kano inaugurates Sharia compliance scheme appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Groundnut farmers in Sokoto State, North West Nigeria, have only recently harvested their crops, but they say they are currently facing challenges. They said some of the challenges facing them include foreign exchange, poor purchasing power of consumers, among others. Groundnut farmers in Sokoto are in a trying period because, absence of support and the []The post Agriculture: Groundnut farmers face tough times in Sokoto appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
as 34 firms bid for corporations security services The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that it has mapped out strategies to boost security around its depots and pump stations to ensure they remain functional. The NNPC said that this measure is part of efforts to consolidate on the successes recorded in the steady []The post Fuel distribution: NNPC moves to secure downstream assets appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
A report on the Economic Impact of Geospatial Services has disclosed that Nigerians save 190 billion (US $748 million) based on local wages, using digital maps to reduce travel time. The report, which was launched recently in Abuja by Google, provider of the digital maps, was conducted by research group, Alpha Beta. The report shows []The post Nigerians save 190bn using digital maps- Report appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has allayed the fear of Nigerians who have envisioned that robots may soon take over their jobs, given the technological breakthrough in some countries, where robots now perform certain jobs. Obasanjo allayed this fear in his opening remark at the recent robotics workshop jointly organised by the Public Affairs []The post Obasanjo allays fear over robots takeover of jobs appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Worldwide spending on mobility solutions is forecast to hit $1.72 trillion in 2021, according to the recently updated Worldwide Semi annual Mobility Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). Although annual growth is expected to slow over the 2016-2021 forecast period, IDC still expects spending on mobility-related hardware, software, and services to see a five-year []The post IDC forecasts worldwide mobility spending to hit $1.72tn in 2021 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Facebook has unveiled its Nigerian SME Council, the first to launch on the continent, and part of Facebooks ongoing commitment to help support small and medium sized businesses throughout Africa. The Nigerian SME Council brings together Facebook Africas SME team and Nigerian business owners from a range of industries, in a partnership designed to provide []The post Facebook unveils Africas first SME Council in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Oyo State Government says it is partnering Microsoft and Signal Alliance on its digital literacy programme by providing 800 computers across eight centres as the pilot scheme. The government made this known during a press conference attended by representatives of Microsoft Nigeria, Signal Alliance, tertiary institutions, schools governing boards and other stakeholders at the []The post Oyo, Microsoft provide 800 computers to boost digital literacy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that subscribers browsing the internet through its network increased to 93 million in September from 92.1 million the previous month. The telecommunications industry regulator made the disclosure in its monthly internet subscribers data on its website. The commission said the data showed a marginal increase of 815,764 subscribers during []The post Internet users hit 93 million in September NCC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Mutiat Alli Organisers of the prestigious Miss Nigeria pageants say it has dotted and crossed all the Is and Ts, ahead of the beauty pageant billed to hold before the end of year. The 2017 edition of the pageant is the Diamond Jubilee edition of the most valued and oldest pageant in Nigeria. Speaking on []The post Excitement as all now set for 2017 Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The show was stunning. The organizational and technical quality of the event was first class as the much talked about COSON Week began with a grand roll-out at Trinity House, Victoria Island, Lagos, this Sunday with the spectacular COSON in the Church. Put simply, it was a show to remember. To mention all the stars []The post Galaxy of stars at Trinity House For COSON in church appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
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Mercy Aigbe loses dad
Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Barely few weeks that her colleague toyin Abraham lost her father; actress Mercy aigbe is currently mourning as she was shocked with the news of the death of her father on Sunday October 29, 2017 just a day after she returned from her business trip. Details LaterThe post Mercy Aigbe loses dad appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Zamfara industrial action: My take
Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Ahmed M. Rabiu Gusau There is dignity in labour, goes the popular saying. Therefore, energy invested in production, however insignificant must not go unrewarded. Civil servants in Nigeria irrespective of tiers of government that engage them, are entitled to their wages. Needless stressing that, agreed wages must be paid as at when due. Zamfara State []The post Zamfara industrial action: My take appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
A video making the rounds on social media shows former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension, Abdulrasheed Maina, addressing allegations of financial impropriety leveled against him. The former pension boss was dismissed from office in 2013 during the Goodluck Jonathan administration after he was indicted in a N2.1 billion fraud. Maina evaded arrest []The post Maina opens up in new video says I am not a thief appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
In his recent interview with Channels TV, Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, said no one can accuse President Buhari of being involved in any act of corruption. According to him, Buhari is a man of impeccable credentials. No matter what you will accuse Buhari of, nobody can accuse Buhari of corruption. He is stabilizing factor []The post Nobody can accuse President Buhari of corruption Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, says appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 

Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Some members of the All Progressives Congress are wary of the presidents second term bid despite untold hardship that millions of Nigerians have had to endure Some members of the defunct Congress For Progressive Change (CPC) from the 17 southern states of Nigeria are worried. They say fielding Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 Presidential poll will []The post Nigerians May Stone Us If We Present Buhari In 2019 APC Group appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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