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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 7 November, 2017.

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Over 90% revenue points in Lagos, Abuja already concessioned Our members risk job losses -Unions No, more jobs will be created-FG Since the announcement of the proposed concession of two major airports in the country, there has been an uneasy calm in the aviation sector, especially among the various unions. This announcement has pitched the unions against the Federal Government as the government through the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has not spoken in clear terms as to which area the government wants to concession, as stakeholders have argued that over 90 percent of the revenue points have already been concessioned. When the Federal Government announced the approved concession of two major airports in the country – the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja – the backlash that trailed the announcement was predictable. The aviation development master plan unfolded by Sirika shows that concession remained one of the highlights of his programme. Four major airports in the country, including the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) and Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) would be given to private concerns beginning with Lagos and Abuja. The Enugu International Airport is considered another major airport which records appreciable traffic among 17 other airports owned by the Federal Government. With 22 airports managed by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the big four are only international by title. With the recent developments at the Kaduna International Airport to meet up with the standards of an international airport as it recently received traffic diversion from the Abuja airport, following the closure of the airport for repair of the runway, just as Ethiopian Airlines also launched international flights from the state. Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt are the four major airports, which the minister said, would be concessioned at the outset of the administration. The announcement, though did not provide the details of the proposed concession, it nonetheless generated controversies, especially from labour unions, which vowed to resist the concession with all the powers they have. But the government is adamant as it is going ahead with the concession which the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved.


Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday fixed December 4 to deliver judgement in a suit by an Abuja based lawyer, Mr Oluwatosin Ojaomo, seeking an order deeming the Senate to have confirmed the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in accordance with the EFCC (Establishment) Act, 2004. In what can be referred to as undefended suit, Justice John Tsoho consequently reserved judgement after Ojaomo adopted his written address. This is even as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has called for closer tie between the executive and the legislature under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that both arms of government are partners and not rivals. The lawyer in the Senate and Magu case is asking the court to grant the three reliefs contained in the originating summons he filed on 24 January, 2017. The other reliefs are a declaratory order that Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and National Assembly lack the statutory power to reject the appointment of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the EFCC according to the agency’s Establishment Act, 2004. He is also seeking for an order of the court activating its statutory powers for the interpretation of the provisions of section 2 (1) (a)(i)(ii)(iii)and 2(3) of EFCC (Establishment Act, 2004) with respect to the appointment of the Chairman of the EFCC by the President and the subsequent confirmation of the appointment by the Senate of the National Assembly according to the dictates of the law. Ojaomo, whose suit was supported by 20 paragraphs affidavit stated that the Senate of the National Assembly kept the appointment letter of Magu for six months and conducted a plenary session and through a press statement on December 15, 2016 by its spokesman announced that the appointment of Magu as substantive Chairman has been considered and rejected. The plaintiff is further asking the court to hold as follows: “That the Senate claim was that the rationale behind the rejection of Magu confirmation was based on an unfavourable security report received against the nominee “That the Senate acted ultra vires by rejecting an appointment validly made by the President to the office of the Chairman of EFCC in accordance with section 2 (1)(a)(i)(ii)(iii) and section 2(3) of the EFCC establishment Act, 2004. “That the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria does not possess the powers to reject a person appearing before it when the person is nominated and recommended to the Senate for screening, vetting and subsequent confirmation like the qualification of the appointee as sent by the President and where the Senate is of the view that they require additional information in accordance with the statutory requirements stipulated by the act with respect to the qualification of the appointee, they can refer to the President for further clarification, but not rejection.”


Tue, 07 Nov 2017
When the first Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) was held in Abuja in February 1993, little did the organisers know that economic summit will one day snowball into an idea that is widely accepted across the country. Today, families, corporate bodies, states and the federal government have embraced the idea and they regularly organise their economic []The post The value of economic summits appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
*Saraki, Dogara move to pacify aggrieved lawmakers Lawmakers who are to sit at a joint session on Tuesday for presentation of the 2018 Budget by President Muhammadu Buhari are not favourably disposed to the presentation amid protest that the current years budget is being poorly implemented. To douse tension among the angry lawmakers both the []The post Tension in NASS as Buhari prepares to present 2018 budget appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The reported death of 26 young Nigerian girls off the Italian coast in the Mediterranean Sea in which the Italian prosecutors have begun investigation has elicited mixed reactions from stakeholders. According to agency reports, the dead girls bodies, most of which were aged 14-18, were recovered at sea, as reports further revealed that the girls []The post Death of 26 Nigerian girls in Mediterranean Sea elicits mixed reactions appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has debunked media reports making the round that the Federal Government has ran out of stock of the anti-snake venom for the treatment of snake bite victims. Prof Adewale who was reacting to the report of the death of 91 people as a result of snake bite in []The post Anti-Snake bite venom not out of stock in Nigeria -Health Minister appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
One of the British nationals held hostage in Nigeria has been killed, and three others freed, the Foreign Office in London said Monday. Ian Squire was one of four Britons taken by suspected militants last month, 13 October from the oil-rich Delta area. The British High Commission and Nigerian authorities negotiated the release of Alanna []The post British national held hostage in Nigeria killed, others regain freedom appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Police authorities in Kano have arrested 10 members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in connection with Sundays clash between Shiite members and Nigerian Police Force in the state. In a statement signed by the Police Public Relation Officer, Magaji Musa Majia, the arrested Shiite members comprised five females and five males, who would soon []The post Ten arrested as Shiites claim police kill four in clash with Islamic group in Kano state appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Twenty-six Nigerian women lost their lives while attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea, the BBC is reporting. The Nigerians are suspected to have been sexually abused and murdered at the sea, according toItalian prosecutors who are investigating the deaths of the women, most of whom are teenagers, between14-18. The BBC also reports that their bodies []The post 26 Nigerians sexually abused, murdered at Mediterranean Sea, Italy probes death appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News f 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Bauchi State governor and the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign for Anambra Governorship Election, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar has expressed optimism that the All Progressives Congress (APC ) candidate Mr Tony Nwoye will defeat not only the incumbent governor, but all other contestants. He described the candidature of Tony Nwoye in the forthcoming election []The post With Nwoye APC will win Anambra election appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Emmanuel Agbo, has stressed the need to ensure that the right persons are elected as national officers of the party in its elective convention billed to hold on December 9, 2017 in Abuja. Agbo, who served two terms as Chairman of Benue State Chapter of PDP, []The post PDP Convention: We must get it right to take back power in 2019, says Agbo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Anambra State-born Commissioner for Youths and Sports in Ebonyi State, Chief Charles Akpu-Enika has said that the 2019 governorship elections in Ebonyi State will be easier contests than what obtained in 2015. He explained that with the divisions and weakness of opposition elements in the state, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would have easier []The post 2019: A work over for Umahi , says commissioner appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Former Nigerias president Olusegun Obasanjo has enjoined Nigerians to have hope in the Federal Governments efforts to improve the economy, assuring that things would soon be back to normal. Obasanjo gave the advice on Sunday, during a speech at a church event in Ilorin, Kwara State. The erstwhile president stated that every sector of the []The post Former president, Obasanjo urges Nigerians never to lose hope in country appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
South Afrcian Pastor, Penuel Mnguni of the End Times Disciples Ministries is in the news again. According to a series of Facebook posts shared by the churchs official account, the man of God recent fed congregants with cockroach and poisonous flower. The posts reads; You shall drink poison and it will not harm you As []The post South African pastor, Penuel Mnguni feeds members of his church with cockroach and poisonous flower appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
At least 26 people have been killed and 20 others wounded after a gunman opened fire at a Texas church during a Sunday service. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County. The victims ages ranged from five to 72. The suspected gunman was later found []The post Sutherland Springs: Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
A senior Saudi prince was killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, state television reports. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was travelling with several officials when the helicopter crashed, Al-Ikhbariya news channel reports. The cause of the crash is unknown. It comes a []The post Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
A Saudi prince has been killed in a helicopter crash that happened near the kingdoms border with war-torn Yemen on Sunday afternoon. Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Saudi Arabias southern Asir province was killed in the crash while performing an inspection in remote parts of The Governorate, a spokeswoman for the Saudi []The post Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin dies in helicopter crash appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Restiveness across Nigerian university campuses appears to be a phenomenon as old as tertiary education in the country. Each university has had to contend with this menace which appears to have defied solution. This informed the gathering of Deans and Officers of Students Affairs in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, (ADOSATIN) in Sango-Otta, Ogun State recently []The post Tertiary Institutions: Deans, Students Affairs officers gather to proffer solution to restiveness appeared first on Daily Tim 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to invest US$100 Million over a five year period to tackle malnutrition problem in the worst-affected parts of Nigeria to help reduce the prevalence of undernutrition by 60 percent in the most needy areas of the country, specifically the North East and North West. The pledge is a major []The post Aliko Dangote Foundation pledges US$100 Million to tackle malnutrition in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The federal government on Monday expressed its readiness to commence the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign in the country aimed at eradicating measles and other killer disease among the Nigerian children. The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, who announced this in Abuja said the campaign will be flagged off on []The post FG begins nation-wide measles vaccination campaign, targets 33 million children appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Ni 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Heart + The heart beats around 100,000 times a day. This is over 35 million times a year and around 2.5 billion times in your life. Your heart beats so powerful that in one day it can fi ll a tanker carrying 7,000 liters. A full grown heart weighs about 250 to 300 grams. []The post 10 things you didnt know about your heart appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart and a former governor of Niger state, Alhaji Babangida Aliyu, has said that the opposition party stands a good chance of reclaiming Kwara state if it does not make a wrong choice of chairman. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Monday after monitoring local government congress of the party in []The post Ex-Niger Gov predicts victory for PDP IN Kwara appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The sudden death of Aminu Mustapha, the acting Divisional Police Officer (DPO), of Yaba Divisional Police Station in Ondo state on Monday has sparked off controversy. Mr. Mustapha, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), was reported dead last weekend by his family members. His death was said to have scared some police officers in the []The post Tension in Ondo over death of DPO appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed delight with the commitment being displayed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State towards the socio-economic development of the South East saying that the governor has surprised him. Speaking when he led a delegation of Brenthurst Foundation to the Government House, Enugu, Chief Obasanjo, recalled that during the South []The post Obasanjo lauds Ugwuanyis commitment to South East Development appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The Acting Commissioner of Police for the Lagos State Police Command, CP Edgal Imohimi, has made good his promise to reduce crime and all forms of criminality by 30% in two months as 500 youths on Monday renounced their membership of different cult groups. At the event which took place in Ijede Ikorodu, the cultists []The post 500 cultists renounce membership in Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has set ablaze 54.244 metric tons of drugs confiscated from drug peddlers in the state. Unlike other states where the major concern is cannabis sativa, the trend in Kano is more complex in that seizure of multiple drugs with all of them in considerable quantities, are recorded almost []The post 54.244 metric tons of drugs destroyed in Kano appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) resumed for the week on negative note on Monday, with the market indices dropping marginally by 0.02 per cent. The All-Share Index lost 8.76 points or 0.02 per cent to close at 36,930.83 from the 36,939.59 achieved on Friday, due to price loses. Also, the market capitalization, which []The post Capital market indices post marginal loss of 0.02% appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
An environmental rights activist, Mr. Pat Obiene, wants the Federal Government to allow only former operators of artisanal refineries in the Niger Delta, own the proposed modular refineries in the region. Obiene, the Director of the Institute of Environment, an NGO based in Yenagoa, made the call in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in []The post Environmentalist alleges plan to hijack modular refinery licences appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) may have recorded its first high profile resignation as the bourses Executive Director, Mr. Ade Bajomo, has resigned on Monday. Bajomo, until his sudden resignation, is the Executive Director responsible for Market Operations and Technology at the Stock Exchange, a position he assumed on May 1, 2011. He serves on []The post Ade Bajomo, NSEs executive director resigns appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Tincan Island Port Apapa Lagos, have raked in over N237 Billion as revenue for the Federal Government between January and October 2017. This figure is said to be higher when compared to the over N207 Billion made as revenue in the corresponding period of 2016. The Controller of the command, []The post NCS Tincan Island Port rakes in over N237 Billion as revenue appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
hosts Enugu food fair Nov 28-30 The risk of establishing high scale farming business in Nigeria has been alluded to as one of the reasons that retard investments farming in the country. HarvestPlus Nigeria country manager, Dr. Paul Ilona disclosed this in Lagos during the companys media briefing in Lagos on Monday, on its forthcoming []The post Harvestplus outlines dangers of establishing high scale farm appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
In a bid to consolidate and enhance market share and propel further growth and higher returns to all stakeholders, shareholders of Lafarge Africa Plc on Monday 6th November, 2017, endorsed approved its merger with Atlas Cement and United Cement Company (UniCem). Lafarge Africa Plc, a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building materials company is a subsidiary of []The post Lafarge Africa: Shareholders approve Atlas Cement, UniCem merger appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Diamond Bank Plc has agreed to sell its operations in Benin, Togo, Cote dIvoire and Senegal to Manzi Finances S.A., a Cote dIvoire-based financial services holding company. Regulatory approvals have been obtained in all jurisdictions for the transaction, which is anticipated to close before December 31, 2017. The bank which is one of Nigerias fastest []The post Diamond Bank: Why we are selling African subsidiaries appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
. Overnight, OBB rates closes 36.33%, 39.42% The Overnight (ON) and Open Buy Back (OBB) rates surged by 3000bps and 3242bps to close Friday at 36.33 per cent and 39.42 per cent respectively, as market liquidity remained tight, even as no open market operations (OMO) was auctioned on Friday. Investment One report for the week, []The post Overnight, OBB rates soar as tight liquidity further weakens banks appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Kemi Adeosun,NigeriasMinister of Finance has revealed numbers of Nigerian companies that do not pay taxes. Adeosun in a statement said that more than 800,000 companies in Nigeria, including government contractors, have never paid any taxes. Only 14 million Nigerians, out of an economically active base of 70 million, paid their taxes. Of the 14 million, []The post Adeosun reveals numbers of Nigerian companies evading taxes appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Nigerias external reserves have in one month accrued $1.12 billion on the back of the rally in oil prices and re-balancing of the Federal Government debt in favour of external borrowing, as the Investors and Exporters (I&E) foreign exchange window saw an inflow of $677.7 million last week. The price of crude oil has maintained []The post Nigerias reserves rise $1.1bn as I&E window sees $677.7m inflow appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
1 Beyoncs new black anthem song Formation made its debut at the Super Bowl halftime at the Levis Stadium in California this February. Her costume of choice for herself and her #BlackGirlMagic army was inspired by the Black Panther Party and was complimented with Malcolm X inspired choreography. This is her version of Martin Luther []The post Beyoncs Black Justice Movement appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
The music industry is filled with female artistes all over, they have been doing greatly and releasing good music making fans thrill over them. Their songs and videos have been fabulous and interesting both the ones they sang alone and the ones they feature other artistes. However this year has been great with our female []The post Tiwa Savage the reigning queen Of Afropop appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Top Nigerian musician, Mr. Eazi, has dropped a new single Pour Me Water which is part of his Who Is Mr. Eazi remix project slated for a March 2018 release. Ace Nigerian producer, E-Kelly, produced the new single. Who Is Mr Eazi is going to be three or four remixes of my biggest songs this []The post Mr. Eazi drops new Single, Pour me Water appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Nigeria is in its 57th years of nationhood yet to solidified and appropriately position the federal civil service to function optimally. Federal Civil Service in recent years has been bedeviled with several challenges in all facets of human development vis-a vis to attain a well articulated policy that is desirous for a prosperous service []The post Nigeria at 57: Debacle of manpower development appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
Dapo, Daps, Dapsy Olorunyomi who turns 60 on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, is your quintessential humanist. It is impossible to spend an hour with Dapo without being smitten by his humility, compassion, sense of humour and deep appreciation and concern for his environment, including its human challenges and foibles. Since Dapo is not one to []The post For a man of the people, Dapo Olorunyomi, at 60 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
You know that stuff they say to you all the time about money being the number one thing in the music industry' Well, it still is. Both negative and positive. Money generally is the number one substance on earth. In whatever form it appears, it commands huge respect and dictates the way the world is []The post Money is a blessing, but its also a curse to the Nigerian music industry appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Tue, 07 Nov 2017
About 160 members of the House of Representatives have rejected its leaderships offer to provide them with official cars. Daily Sun gathered that the members want cash instead. The Green Chamber is spending about N6.1 billion on procurement of 360 units Peugeot 508 for members, at a unit price of N17 million. The cars have []The post 160 Reps Reject Official Cars appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
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