NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 NOVEMBER, 2017].


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Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 17 November, 2017.


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Chief Judge of Kwara State, Justice Suleiman Kawu, Thursday, pardoned 16 convicted and awaiting trial inmates of Oke Kura and Mandala prisons in Ilorin. Speaking after a visit to the Federal Prisons located at Oke Kura and Mandala, Ilorin, the Justice Kawu said that the exercise was carried out on the request of the []The post Prison decongestion: Kwara CJ frees 16 convicts, suspects appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The House of Representatives on Wednesday advised the National Universities Commission (NUC) to allow fresh graduates enroll for Masters Degree Programmes in universities without requiring them serve in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. The resolution of the House was sequel to the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Muhammad Sani Zorro The []The post Allow graduates do post-graduate without NYSC certificate, Reps tell NUC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Police in Lagos on Thursday said a Train derailed at Agege, killing three persons and injuring some others. The Spokesman of the Police Command in the state, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said that the train derailed early morning on Thursday at Abbatoir Area of Agege, an outskirt of Lagos. Famous-Cole said that the train also rammed []The post Many feared dead as train derails in Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The former governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said that he ensured the state had the highest number of Post Graduate Degree (PGD) holders in the country during his tenure. Speaking while receiving an award as the Political Achiever of the Year 2017 from the management of See Magazine in Kaduna, the []The post Kano has highest number of PGD holders in Nigeria says Kwankwaso appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
For allegedly issuing a reproduction warrant that did not emanates from her, a Judge of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere,on Tuesday threatened to send away two of her registrars. Justice Sybil Nwaka, who was very furious with the two registrars, named Tayo and Oluwola, queried how they could bring a defendant or an accused person []The post Judge threatens to punish 2 registrars for issuing warrant without authority appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Twelve people were killed Wednesday evening after four suicide bombers struck in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, rescue workers told AFP. Two men and two women blew themselves up in the Muna neighbourhood at around 1700 GMT, the chief security officer of Borno States emergency response agency, Bello Dambatta, said. The total []The post Four suicide bombers kill 18 in Maiduguri appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Recent warning by the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) that tanker and truck owners would now be prosecuted alongside their drivers involved in accidents, as a result of reckless driving is very timely. The number of lives wasted on daily basis by the recklessness of tanker and truck drivers is very alarming. There is no []The post Wake up call to tanker, truck owners appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace and two key figures from her G40 political faction are under house arrest at Mugabes Blue House compound in Harare and are insisting the 93-year-old finishes his presidential term, a source said, according to The Telegraph. The G40 figures are cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, who []The post Zimbabwes Mugabe, wife Grace insisting he finishes his term as priest steps in to mediate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
At least three people were dead, on Thursday morning, at the Abbatoir area of Agege, in the outskirts of Lagos State when a train derailed. Several person were seriously injured while many vehicles and other property worth several millions were destroyed. Lagos State police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident said that the train []The post Three feared dead, many injured as train derails in Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has been honoured in a Google Doodle, underscoring his status as a towering figure of 20th-century literature. By creating a doodle marking what would have been Achebes 87th birthday, the tech giant is celebrating a writer many consider to be the father of modern African literature. Writing amid a []The post Why Chinua Achebe is one of the worlds most important modern writers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Zimbabwes military seized power and detained 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe in a struggle over the succession of the only leader the nation has ever known. Mugabe told President Jacob Zuma by phone that hes being confined to his home and is fine, the South African presidency said in a statement. Zimbabwe Defense Forces spokesman Major-General []The post Military seizes power in Zimbabwe, detains Mugabe appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says inflation rate, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), has further dropped to 15.91 percent in October from 15.98 recorded in September. The NBS disclosed this in its CPI Oct. 2017 Report released on Wednesday in Abuja. The CPI, which measured inflation, increased by 15.91 percent (year on []The post Nigerias consumer inflation drops 15.91% in October- Bureau of Statistics appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Zimbabwes military gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were safe and sound. A Reuters witness said soldiers and armoured vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central Harare, while taxis ferried commuters to work nearby. We are only targeting criminals around him (Mugabe) []The post Zimbabwe army says Mugabe, family safe, sound appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that there is no rift between him and Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa contrary to perceptions held by some. According to a statement issued by Francis Agbo, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Dickson on Friday in Yenagoa, Jonathan attributed the false news on a political rivalry between the duo []The post I recruited Dickson for PDP says former President Jonathan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwes only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup. The priest, Fidelis Mukonori, is acting as a middle-man between Mugabe and the generals, who seized power []The post Robert Mugabe Resisting Army Pressure To Quit, Insists Hes Still President appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
President Buhari returns to Abuja with gratitude to Ebonyi people for the warm reception accorded him during his state visit. President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja as a double chief of Igbo land after a two-day official visit to Ebonyi and Anambra in the South-East region. The Presidents visit was the first to the []The post Buhari Back To Abuja After Trip To Igbo Land appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, Wednesday, slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for not sending him any message to congratulate him on his 57th birthday. Fayose declared that he deserved to be sent a congratulatory message from the Presidency as one of the governors in Nigeria and a leading opposition figure in the country. The the []The post Fayose criticizes Buhari over birthday wish appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
A pastor reportedly healed a mentally challenged man and an insane woman in Ibadan, Oyo state. The pastor first spotted the mentally unstable man, and reportedly healed him after prayers. The mans hair was shaved as new clothes were provided for him after the deliverance. The pastor who also met a mentally unstable woman, is []The post Mentally challenged man, woman healed by Ibadan Pastor appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Plateau State Government on Thursday called on the Federal Government to give Plateau equal treatment with North East in its efforts to rebuild and rehabilitate areas worst hit by insurgency and other disasters. Gov Simon Lalong made the call in Jos when a team from the Presidential Committee on Flood, Relief and Rehabilitation (PCFRR) visited []The post Insurgency: Plateau seeks equal treatment with North East in rebuilding, rehabilitation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fro 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
. laud PMBs effort towards a safer country for citizens. The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group [NDMG] , has said it is delighted with the recent Global Terrorism Index report which emphasis the gains made by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in the global fight against terrorism The group said without doubt, the feats have []The post Global Terrorism Index report excites Nigerians in Diaspora appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
One of the objectives of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Act was to open the Nigerian economy to local and foreign investments and thereby accelerate the pace of economic growth and development of the country. Investors were therefore free to invest in the economy without restraint. The deregulation of the economy and economic liberalisation that followed []The post Asians takeover of Nigerias retail market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Charles Anike is the president, Eastern Mandate, a non political association that intervenes on various political and social problems in the country. In this interview he speaks on the failure of the President Muhammadu Buharis administration to provide good governance for Nigerians and what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can do to return to power []The post What Nigerians have undergone since 2015 will limit chances of APC in 2019 Anike appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fr 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
say selection a breach of constitution The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) have expressed dismay over the apparent bias in the choice of participants in the Channels Television debate for candidates fielded in the November 18, 2017 governorship election. However, the CNPP lauded the Television house for []The post Anambra governorship debate: CNPP, NNPP faults selection process appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Governor Nasir El-Rufai may have been an accidental public servant by his own account, but he may well be the sort of accident that the public service needs. In a battle that promises to be nasty, the governor said he would fire 21,780 or two thirds of the teachers in Kaduna State who failed a []The post An accident El-Rufai cant help appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Nigerias Super Eagles will on Friday know their group phase opponents at the 5thAfrican Nations Championship kicking off on 13thJanuary 2018 in Morocco. The Confederation of African Football has announced that the Draw Ceremony will take place at the stately Hotel Sofitel Rabat, which also hosted CAFs Extraordinary General Assembly following the first ever African []The post Eagles to know CHAN opponents on Friday appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Seedings for 2018 World Cup confirmed, Nigeria in Pot 4. The seedings for the 2018 World Cup finals draw have been confirmed. Peru became the last country to qualify for the tournament in Russia next year after beating New Zealand. FIFA is using its World Ranking which was published last month to seed all four []The post Russia 2018 World Cup: Nigeria In Pot 4 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
.As I&E FX window trades $299.50m The Naira, on Thursday, rebounded to record an appreciable gain at the close of trading at the official foreign exchange market, even though it was a different case at the parallel segment, as the local currency dropped against all the three major foreign currencies, Daily Times check has revealed. []The post Naira gains at official FX, drop at parallel market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Total transactions in the foreign exchange market in October has settled at $13.86 billion, represented a decline of 1.23 per cent or $0.17bn from $14.04bn recorded in September this year, latest monthly Financial Market Dealers Quotations (FMDQ) OTC Securities Exchange report has revealed. The FMDQ report for the month of October showed that the Naira []The post Forex market value hits $13.86bn in October- FMDQ appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo has urged capital market participants to constantly adapt to new and rapidly changing economic, regulatory and business environments which will aid them in performing their expected roles in economic development of the nation. He mentioned this during his opening remarks at the 21st []The post Capital Market Operators urged to adapt to new business environment Mounir Gwarzo, SEC DG. appeared first on Daily Times N 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, is set to issue a directive to telecommunications operators to give 14 days window to subscribers to enable them roll over their unused data. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Umar Danbatta, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. Mr. Danbatta spoke at the NCC Special Day at []The post Nigerians To Get 14-Day Grace To Roll Over Unused Data NCC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has now been honoured by tech giant, Google as an important figure of 20th century literature. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Googles homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. The doodle is marking what would have been Achebes 87th []The post Late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has been honoured in a Google Doodle appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The 2017 report on terrorist related deaths the world over, just released by the Global Terrorism Index, published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), has strung a silver linen on the cloud of the many challenges facing the country but most especially in the fight against terrorism. Since 2008, when activities of []The post Reduction in terrorism related deaths and the Buhari administration appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017
The Delta State Deputy Governor, a son of the Izon ethnic nationality became the first Izon son to be elected into the high political office of Delta state as the deputy governor. It is not an enviable position to find a minority man placed at the number two man of an oil producing state with []The post Kingsley Otuaro still calming militancy waters appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Fri, 17 Nov 2017
Gov. Ayodele Fayose is not happy that President Muhammadu Buhari did not congratulate him on his 57th birthday. Governor Ayodele Fayose is not very happy with President Buhari. Now this is not exactly a new thing as Fayose is a fierce critic of the Buhari administration, and so is constantly displeased with him. But this []The post Fayose Sad Over Buharis Refusal To Wish Him Happy Birthday appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


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