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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 23 October, 2017.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
.Blame media practitioners for not taking advantage of law .Say adequate use of legislation will compel accountability from leaders .Daily Times invokes law, seeks information from CBN, NASS, NNPC Lateef Ibrahim and Francesca Iwambe, Abuja Prominent senior lawyers have decried poor usage of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) by Nigerians, especially media practitioners, six []The post 6 years after, Lawyers decry poor usage of FOI Act appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
In what could be described as a historical antecedent in the lives of former Biafra Police officers, who fought the civil war 50 years ago, respite came their way on Friday as the Pension Transitional Directorate Arrangement (PTAD) rekindled their hopes and believes in the unity of the country when a process that started and []The post How PTAD restored hope for ex-Biafra Policemen, 50 years after appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 



Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Moses Oyediran, Enugu A former Public Relations Officer of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state at the weekend slumped and died at a campaign rally for the November 4, 2017 Local Government election. Daily Times reports that the deceased, Mike Ugwuneze, also a onetime chairman of the party at []The post Enugu LG Poll: PDP chieftain slumps, dies after speaking at a campaign rally in Nsukka appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 



Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Peter Fowoyo Few days after the National Assembly ordered some banks to unfreeze the former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathans accounts, a Non Governmental Organization, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr. Yakubu Dogara to Urgently withdraw []The post Patience Jonathans accounts: SERAP warns Saraki, Dogara against dabbling into judicial affairs appeared first on Daily T 



Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Abiodun Taiwo, Abeokuta Lecturers at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State have announced their decision to put on hold the work-to-rule industrial action, they embarked upon over a month ago. With this development, full academic activities are expected to begin at the institution today. Announcing the suspension of the industrial action over the []The post Mapoly lecturers suspend work to rule action for two weeks appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Thirty one percent of teachers in public schools in Sokoto state are not qualified, but educated enough to be trained to enhance their qualifications to be in the classroom, a government committee has uncovered. In addition, the committee recommended the employment of additional 548 teachers in order to achieve a teacher/student ratio of 1:40, the []The post 31% of Sokoto teachers unqualified, but trainable appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Alphonsus Nweze, Awka Palpable anger still persists in Anambra state over the alleged shooting of a man at Tanzern junction, Nkpor, near Onitsha on Saturday by a police orderly said to be attached to one of the political bigwigs who attended the campaign flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Tony Nwoye. []The post Anger in Anambra as two are feared dead over police shooting appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Francesca Iwambe Abuja A United Nations Human rights and election monitoring group, Peoples Right to Life Development Foundation (PERLDEF), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to veto any legislative proceeding involving contribution of sacked Senator Bassey Akpan. Akpan, hitherto represented Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial Zone before he was sacked by a Federal High Court, []The post UN group petitions Buhari, demands veto on Senate proceedings appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Val Okara Owerri The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Imo state command has identify non availability of Ambulance and heavy duty towing vehicles as major impediment to its operation. The Sector Commander Mr. Joseph Kayode Aremu raised the alarm at weekend during at the flag off of the Iwuanyanwu National Ambulance an organization established []The post Non availability of highway ambulance, towing vehicles harmper our operations FRSC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Benjamin Omoike A total of 5000 Primary and Secondary School Students have been engaged on child rights and child abuse, as well as all forms of sexual and domestic violence by the Lagos State government under the aegis of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT). The initiative is also geared towards []The post Domestic violence: LASG takes fight to students appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja. Human rights activist and senior lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to quickly prefer a criminal charge against Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina before a competent court following his N100bn corruption indictment. Maina was declared wanted by the EFCC in 2015, following his indictment in a []The post Charge Maina to court now, Falana tells EFCC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja. The Federal High Court in Abuja has directed that another hearing notice on the suit seeking the Senate confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magus appointment as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), should be served on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Justice John Tsoho gave the order last []The post Magus confirmation: Court directs service over hearing notice on Saraki appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
*If you reject restructuring then you will create Biafra, Oduduwa -Amadi *No, only self determination will develop the Southeast -Mefor Myke Uzendu, Abuja The Ohaneze Ndigbo which is the apex decision making body in the Southeast has reaffirmed its support for a united but restructured Nigeria, maintaining that restructuring is no longer an option for []The post Nigeria must be restructured Ohaneze appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a four-day working visit to Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey. Buharis official aircraft which took off on Sunday from Ataturk airport, Istanbul at 11.56 local time, thats 9.56 Nigerian time en route Abuja landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at exactly 4.05p.m. []The post Buhari returns from 4-day working visit to Turkey highlight gains appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
On Sunday, February 17, 2013, a fugitive fled from Nigeria to escape arrest by the police and other security agents on his trail. Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina was reported to have fled to Saudi Arabia, and then settled in the United Arab Emirates following an arrest warrant issued against him by the Senate, and the decision []The post Recalled corrupt officers: Maina is not the only one appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Tom Garba, Yola Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa on Saturday passed vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Muhammadu Bindow, urging them to go for second term in 2019. The stakeholders made the call at a meeting attended by party elders, members of the National Assembly, State Assembly, elected []The post 2019: Adamawa APC stakeholders endorse Buhari, Bindow for second term appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
.Fiscal federalism, devolution of powers top agenda Twelve years after their last gathering, governors from the Southern part of Nigeria will on Monday converge in Lagos to deliberate on how to forge stronger ties for the three geo-political zones. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Mr Tunji Bello, []The post Southern governors meet in Lagos today, 12 years after last meeting appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Moses Oyediran, Enugu The senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Chukwuka Utazi has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for keeping faith with the social contract he entered with the people of the state during his campaign in 2015. Senator Utazi said that the feat, which has endeared the governor []The post Gov Ugwuanyi has kept his social contract with the people, says Senator Utazi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Abiodun Taiwo, Abeokuta Ogun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party joined its counterpart in the South west to organise its ward congress on Saturday. The State was part of the four South West states which conducted ward congresses under the supervision of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the December 9 []The post Ogun PDP holds congress, vows to take over govt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
A proposed legislation aimed at protecting Nigerias indigenous filmmakers has scaled through its Second Reading on the Floor of the House of Representatives and committed to the House committee for further legislative work. The planned legislation, sponsored by Hon. Ladi Adebutus is seeking to amend the National Film and Video Censors Board Act 2004, by []The post Bill to amend Film and Video Censors Board Acts passes second reading at Reps appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fro 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Former governor of Ogun State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), national chairmanship aspirant, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has described the conferment of the chieftaincy title of Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland on the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams as God-ordained. The decision of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi []The post Danie describes conferment of Aare Ona Kakanfo on Gani Adams as God-ordained appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria New 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
A United Nations Human rights and election monitoring group, Peoples Right to Life Development Foundation (PERLDEF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to veto any legislative proceeding involving contribution of sacked Senator Bassey Akpan. Akpan, hitherto represented Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial Zone before he was sacked by a Federal High Court, on February 27, 2017. []The post UN Group Petitions Buhari, Demands Veto On Senate Proceedings appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Angela Onwuzoo The union for International Cancer (UICC) and Pfizer Oncology have announced the names of organisations to participate in the second phase of the seeding Progress and Resources for the cancer community : Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge (SPARC MBC Challenge ). The twenty organisations selected from 19 countries willbenefit from Pfizergrantsamounting to US$500,000 to []The post Pfizer Collaborates with UICC during the Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day appeared first on Daily 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
In an effort to sustain its current intervention in the North East rehabilitation programme, Unity Bank Plc has stepped up its support to Borno State Government with a recent donation of a vehicle to the States Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), as part its Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) to promote education and ameliorate the effects of []The post Unity Bank donates vehicle to Bornos SUBEB appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Joy Anyim The Lagos State Taskforce have recovered a Dane-Gun, wraps of illicit drugs and arrested three persons during the demolition of over 2500 structures under high tension cables suspected to be criminal hideouts in the Ijaiye, Ojokoro and Bode Thomas areas of the state. The operation which was carried out over the weekend followed []The post LASG taskforce recovers gun, illicit drugs, arrests three during demolition exercise appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Joy Anyim An oil bunkerer turned car vandal who was arrested in the early hours of Friday by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command has confessed to participating in the vandalisation of over 57 cars in Lagos. The suspect; Kunle Afolabi, 31, an ex convict from Oye []The post I have vandalised over 57 cars in Lagos Suspect appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Dr Chibuike Ananaba a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, is a public affairs analyst and political commentator. In this exclusive interview with INIOBONG IWOK, Ananaba accesses the state of the nation, issues of alleged marginalisation of the some parts of the country and the call for restructuring among others issues. You have been an advocate []The post Nigerians must work with NASS to achieve restructuring Ananaba appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos The Jos Distribution Company (JED), PLC, said it has recommenced the distribution of meters across it four states of jurisdiction, which are Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe and Benue States. Managing Director of JED, Alhaji Gidado Modibo, stated this in a chat with newsmen in Jos on Thursday, adding that the meters has been []The post Jos disco gets nod from NEMSA to recommence distribution of meter appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The governorship candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Comrade Akunwata Ejoh Ojiba at the weekend received a rousing reception in Nsugbe, in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, as elders and youths of the community came out enmasse to welcome his campaign train towards the November election in the state. []The post Anambra gov: APC candidates home town pledge support for ACPN flag bearer appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspap 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Andrew Orolua, Abuja. The Federal High Court in Abuja has awarded N10 million fine against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in favour of Alhaji Nasiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and his company Nasdal Baf Nig Ltd. The fine was imposed by the court on the anti graft agency as general damage for breaking its own []The post Court fines EFCC N10m for freezing shares, stocks without court order appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Leading pan African cement manufacturer, the Dangote Cement has maintained its strong hold in the Nigeria domestic cement market accounting for 65 percent of the Nigerian market volume, while other African plants volumes went up by 7.5 percent to 7.0 mta. The Cement company has in the past months expanded its operations across Africa with []The post Dangote Cement accounts for 65% of market share appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
*Boosts investors confidence in forex Motolani Oseni, Lagos The Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange (NAFEX) widow has received not less than $3.373 billion in just three weeks, indicating high level of investors confidence in the nations foreign exchange market, investigation by The Daily Times has revealed. In view of this, many financial experts and dealers believe []The post Investors liquidity in Forex window hits $3.373bn in 3 weeks appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Sam Nzeh Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited says the outlook of Nigerias banking sector for the rest of 2017 and 2018 remains positive. The firm, however, cautioned that crystallisation of asset quality risk still poses a threat to the sector, given that the economy is still recovering from a recession and banks loan book is heavily []The post Crystallisation of asset quality risk still a threat to Nigerias banking sector-Afrinvest appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
as company grows Q3 PAT by 44.6% Afolabi Adesola Onne Verde will step down from his position as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dangote Cement Plc. (DCP) by the end of the 2017 financial year. This was disclosed by the companys board of directors in a regulatory filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange on []The post Onne Verde resigns as Dangote Cement CEO appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Nosa Akenzua, Asaba Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered that contract for the construction of Udu Harbour Market be revoked as the contractor had failed to prove its competence. The governor gave the order recently during a town hall meeting he had with the people of Udu, Udu Local Government Area of Delta []The post Okowa orders revocation of contract for Udu harbour market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Simon Ugwu The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has urged Nigerians to invest in solar energy to reduce pressure on national grid. Fashola gave the advice in Lagos at a book launch titled: Solar Electricity Generation for off-grid communities in Nigeria. The book was authored by Managing Director, Eko Electricity []The post Invest in solar energy, Fashola urges Nigerians appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
. Records 16.79% growth in gross earnings Q32017 As part of effort in achieving its targeted clean clear balance sheet, Wema Bank Plc, has received the approval of its shareholders towards the attainment of its Scheme of Capital Reorganisation exercise. This is just as the lender continued to show signs of resilience, despite the economic []The post Wema Bank: Shareholders approve capital reconstruction exercise appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
.As interbank forex market closes at 305.65/$1 Motolani Oseni The Nigerian currency, Naira, ended foreign exchange trading week at the parallel market on a positive note, gaining over the Euro, while steadied against the US Dollar and Pound Sterling, during the week under review. The Naira, as at close of the interbank official foreign exchange []The post Naira gains over Euro, steadies against Dollar, Pound at parallel market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Tony Nwakaegho with Agency Report A Nigerian United Nation (UN) official has said the nation is committed to increasing the current coverage of the active mobile broadband subscription per 100 persons from 20.95 per cent to 50 per cent by 2020. The Minister Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN, Bolaji Akinremi, disclosed this []The post Nigeria to increase active mobile broadband subscriptions to 50% by 2020 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Tony Nwakaegho 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 []The post Minister tasks NTEL operations to spread to rural communities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
According tocourt document that have been made public, Chocolate City and rapper M.I. Abaga have filed a lawsuit against Legendary American rapper, Nasir Nas Jones in the New York state Supreme Court. According to court papers, M.I. Abaga and Nas had agreed on a collaboration way back in 2013 for the song Man meant for []The post M.I Abaga paid Nas a whooping $50,000 for a verse he hasnt got and suing him now for refund of $1m appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
By Olayinka Adebisi Governance will take a back seat in Nigeria after 31 December, 2017. This is not a message received after days of fasting and praying on any holy mountain. On the contrary, it is a statement of fact derived from observable cycle of politicking in Nigeria. For most public officers, governors especially, a []The post On Fayemis planned rematch with Fayose appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
By Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu The lot of the Nigerian women is not at all enviable. They are hardly taken into account when making far-reaching decisions of national proportion, yet they often bear the brunt of the consequences of our failings. The popular narrative in Nigeria today is that our federation is unbalanced and needs to []The post APC women position on true federalism appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Harun Elbinawi is a victim of his own lies, a casualty of the hatred that consumes him from within. In his latest treatise, Secret Testimony of Sheikh Zakzaky proof that President Buhari behind #ShiaGenocide: that desperate cry of a demented soul pleading for redemption is unmistakable. The incoherence of the claim made in the said []The post El-Zakzakky and Proof That Elbinawi is Troubled appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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