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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 14 December, 2017.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel is currently undertaking not less than one thousand seven hundred and forty (1,740) kilometers of roads across the state in preparation for industrialisation agenda of the government. The state Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, announced this on Wednesday during the inspection of ongoing road projects across the state initiated by the present administration in the state. The roads inspected by the commissioner include flood eradication site along the service lane of Edet Akpan avenue in Uyo, a project which the government say it will be used to de-flood Ewet housing estate and its environs, also inspected were, the 3.5 kilometer ring road project, 6.1 kilometers Atan Offot road, 19.5 Nung Oku Ikono-Etinan road as well as the 25 kilometers Uyo-Ikot Ekpene road handled by the construction giants, Julius Berger. Speaking during the inspection tour, Inyang-eyen said, “Governor Udom Emmanuel is determined to deliver a solid and well organized road network and other efficient infrastructural base to support his industrialization agenda, before May 2018, when he will be marking his third year in office, Akwa Ibom people will witness a harvest of roads to be commissioned for their use, this will include, 45 internal roads within Uyo, that is why we are advising the contractors to take advantage of the dry season to expedite their work”. He however stressed that the state government will not compromise on the quality and specification of the road designs given to the contractors, because every road built by the government has a minimum life span of 25 years. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has inaugurate the newly established Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Numan and Demsa crisis and proffer lasting solutions According to him, the primary responsibility of government is to secure the lives and properties of its citizens. It is for this reason therefore, that this government after consulting all relevant []The post Herdsmen/farmers clashes: Adamawa Govt inaugurates probe panel appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja has granted a former Head of Service, HoS of the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, who is standing trial for a N2 billion pension fraud, the permission to travel to India for medicals and to return for continuation of his trial in January 2018. Oronsaye is standing trial []The post N2bn scam: Court grants Oronsaye leave to travel appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Kenya Airways passengers in Nigeria were on Tuesday kept waiting for long hours following the action of members of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) in conjunction with the Nigeria Labour Congress who disrupted the airlines operation for hours. To press home their demands, passengers of Kenya Airways were stopped from completing their []The post Passengers stranded as aviation unions shut down Kenya Airways appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Police in Enugu State have dragged a hospital staff, Mrs. Stella Achara to an Enugu High Court over alleged employment scam to the tune of N14 million. Achara, the personal secretary to the Medical Director of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe is facing charges of Advanced Fee Fraud. It could be []The post Alleged N14m job scam: Police drag psychiatric hospital staff to court appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Call for restructuring of the ministry, balanced appointments The Nigerian Health Workers on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence on the Minster of Health prof. Isaac Adewole. In a statement jointly signed by the Union, the Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU/AHPA, the workers accused the Minister of showing []The post Health workers pass vote of no confidence on minister appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
A socio-cultural group, Benin National Congress (BNC) has forwarded a strong-worded petition to President Muhammadu Buhari on what it described as diabolic appointment and re appointments in Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR). In the petition signed by its Director of Mobilisation, Comrade Osaretin Igbinogun, the BNC said that the Minister of Agriculture, []The post Group petitions Buhari on NIFOR appointment appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has appealed to the Federal Government to pay all the outstanding debts to the Commission within a reasonable time. The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Nicholas Mutu, made the appeal on Tuesday when he led his colleagues to pay a courtesy visit to []The post Reps committee urges FG to pay outstanding debts owed NDDC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Google has announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the years major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria. In addition to showcasing what people, places, and things were trending around the globe this year, the 2017 Year in Search list also offers insights into []The post Nigerias most asked questions, others in 2017 Google appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has felicitated with his Rivers State counterpart, Barr. Nyesom Wike, (CON) as he turns 50 years on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, in Asaba on Tuesday, Governor Okowa eulogized Wikes tremendous contributions and outstanding accomplishments in the service of his State and []The post Nyesom Wike, a budding nationalist at 50 Okowa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday disclosed that it is expecting up to five ships loaded with 50 million litres each of petrol in the country within the next three days. This is in a bid to bridge the noticeable shortage in the volume of petrol available for supply and distribution across Nigeria, and []The post Fuel Scarcity: Five ships with 250million litres petrol to arrive Nigeria in 3 days NNPC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
A state lawmaker in Kentucky, U.S., Rep. Dan Johnson, has committed suicide after report emerged that he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17. Reports say the 57-year-old lawmaker, a preacher and a Republican, shot himself on a bridge in Mt. Washington, southeast of Louisville. His body turned up on a riverbank near the []The post U.S. lawmaker commits suicide over sex scandal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Ikoyi cash whistle-blower has finally received his commission from the Ministry of Finance and has left the shores of the country. The whistle-blower helped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, recover the $43m, N23 .2 m and 27,800 (N13 bn) from an Ikoyi apartment on April 12, 2017. According to Punch, the []The post Ikoyi cash: Whistle-blower receives commission, jets out of Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as fake news speculation that he may be picked by President Muhammadu Buhari as his running mate in 2019, saying a report to that effect by a national newspaper, (not The Daily Times) is a classic []The post Tinubu denies report that Buhari may pick him as running mate in 2019 Says he has absolute confidence in Osinbajo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria N 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has concluded plans to launch an all-time action that would see some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) return to the opposition party ahead of 2019. Top among those penciled for this are Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and a presidential aspirant of the APC in 2015, Sen []The post PDP lobbies Kwankwaso, searches for Ideal Presidential Candidate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Enugu State governor, Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has appointed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peter Okonkwo as a Commissioner in the state. a registered professional Ugwuanyi, a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), nominated Peter Okonkwo, an engineer and the elder brother of Kenneth, a Nollywood actor, who []The post Ugwuanyi appoints APC chieftain as Commissioner in Enugu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The immediate past Minister of Interior, Comrade Patrick Abba Moro, has described the national elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), held on December 9-10, 2017, as the most transparent, successful and peaceful convention ever conducted by the party. Moro, a chieftain of the PDP from Benue State who made the remark in an []The post PDPs convention was very transparent, says Abba Moro appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
A cleric and senior pastor of the Celestial Church of Christ, Ogudu Expressway Cathedral, Ogudu, Lagos, Superior Senior Evangelist Olaleye David, has urged clerics all over the country to continue to pray for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari and for peace, unity and progress of the nation, especially during this trying times. Olaleye made []The post Cleric urges Nigerians to continue praying for Buhari, nation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The hope of some Nigerians who wish to see the implementation of the 2014 confab report may be hanging in the balance, as Northern Senators have kicked against its adoption. In rejecting the proposal for the implementation of the report, they reasoned that it is unfair to ask President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the report []The post Northern Senators reject implementation of Jonathans confab report appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Former governor of Borno state and ex-chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Shriff has said that he left N58 billion in the Borno state treasury after his tenure as governor of the state which he said is a known fact by every citizen. Sheriff made this assertion on Wednesday in a statement []The post I left 58 Billion naira in Borno Treasury Sheriff appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
An anti corruption pressure group, Centre for Anti Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was lacking direction and slow, especially in taking key decisions that affect his administrations policy implementation and overall governance in the country. The group lamented the slow pace of success recorded in the []The post Your government lacks focus, anti graft war uncoordinated, CACOL tells Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Stakeholders in the Nigeria Health sector have described the 2018 budget proposal already presented to a joint sitting of the National Assembly as poor and called for an increase to at least 7.5%. The stakeholders lamented that no provision have been made for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund, (BHCPF) in the 2018 budget proposal []The post Stakeholders decry poor budgetary provision for health sector appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
THE Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), yesterday cleared the air making round in some quarters especially from telecommunication consumers/subscribers that the use of mobile phones poses high health risk in the country. South East zonal Controller of the Commission, Emilia Nwokoro made the clarification in Abakaliki during the Consumer Conversation Forum, CCF, held at the secretariat []The post Use of mobile phones not risky to health, says NCC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nige 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Zinedine Zidane will not ask Real Madrid to sign a striker in the January transfer window despite Karim Benzemas latest dry spell extending to three matches. The France international drew another blank as Madrid came from behind to beat Al Jazira 2-1 in the Club World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, Benzema missing presentable chances and []The post Zidane will not sign new striker in January appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
David Silva might be one of the most easy-on-the-eye playmakers the Premier League has seen but Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has labelled the Spain international an animal. Silva has been typically influential for the runaway leaders this season with eight assists and five goals in the top flight. Four of those strikes have come []The post Silva is an animal Guardiola appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has read the riot act to the staff of the Federation in the wake of sanctions imposed by Fifa for fielding an ineligible player, Abdullahi Shehu, in the national teams final 2018 World Cup qualifier last month. The Anorthosis Famagusta right-back was automatically suspended for the game versus Algeria []The post Fifa sanction: Pinnick warns Federation staff appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Super Eagles hopeful Noah Sarenren-Bazee made his first appearance for Hannover in over eight months in their 3-1 loss to Hertha BSC at the Olympiastadion (Berlin) on Wednesday night. The winger had been suffering from a chronic knee injury since March which prevented him from making his debut for the Super Eagles in their 1-1 []The post Noah Bazee returns after injury lay-off appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Wayne Rooney has helped restore a smile on the face of Everton fans, and the former Manchester United striker boasts the best shot-conversion rate in Europes top five leagues this season. The former England captain has hit five goals in his past four Premier League appearances, including the winner in his sides 1-0 victory at []The post Rooney has Europes best shot-conversion record appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
By Adeboye Amosu in Kano: Ghanaian midfielders Farouk Mohammed and Tofic Umar have told reporters that they are proud to have joined seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions and two-time African champions Enyimba who they refer to as one of the best clubs in Africa. Mohammed and Umar joined the Peoples Elephant on free transfers []The post Ghanaian stars reveal why they joined Enyimba appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF is holding talks with its Egyptian counterparts over the possibility of playing a pre-World Cup friendly in Abuja before the Super Eagles travel to Russia for the World Cup. Secretary General of the NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, said one of the countries Nigeria would face is Egypt but no decision has []The post NFF in talks with Egypt over friendly appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Drawing Real Madrid in the round of 16 has not affected Paris Saint-Germains hopes of Champions League glory, according to Javier Pastore. Unai Emerys all-star squad claimed top spot in Group B ahead of Bayern Munich but their dubious reward is a tie-of-the-round showdown with Madrid, who have won the competition in three of the []The post Pastore bullish over PSG chances against Madrid appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has said he hopes football ends up paying the debt the spot owes him at the 2018 World Cup. Messi has lost three straight finals with Argentina in a three-year span. His national team coach, Jorge Sampaoli, said after Messis hat-trick at Ecuador in the 3-1 win in their final qualifier []The post Messi hopes football pays the debt it owes him as he prepares for 2018 World Cup appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Arsene Wenger has refused to give up on the Premier League title despite a goalless draw at West Ham United that left Arsenal 19 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Arsenal are seventh, below Burnley, having added just two points in three games after a 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester United and a 1-1 []The post Wenger refuses to give up on Arsenal title hope appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Africas foremost music and general entertainment Television Network, MTV Base, has announced the return of the MTV Base Roundtable, the most controversial and fiercely debated music list in Nigerian entertainment industry. This years MTV Base Roundtable is tagged 20 Hottest Naija Tracks of 2017; the show will exhibit and decide on the best Nigerian songs []The post MTV Base unveils panel to select hottest Nigerian song of 2017 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria News 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
In a couple of days a new queen will emerge on the Miss Nigeria Platform where 37 beautiful queens will slug it out on the grand finale billed to hold Thursday Dec. 21, 2017. Outgoing queen and the 40th Miss Nigeria queen, Miss Chioma Obiadi will be handling over the baton of leadership to yet []The post At the Miss Nigeria pageant, intelligence overrides beauty-Outgoing queen, Chioma Obiadi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)and Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has urged PDP leaders and members to focus on regaining power in 2019. Mr Fidelis Soriwei, the Special Adviser on Media Relations to Dickson, said the Governor made the call when he led members of Reconciliation Committee []The post My Mission Is To Remove APC From Power Dokpesi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The All Progressives Congress National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has put a lie to a speculation that he may be picked by President Muhammadu Buhari as his running mate in 2019. National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has debunked the speculation that he may be picked by President Muhammadu Buhari []The post Tinubu Denies Plotting To Replace Osinbajo As Buharis Vice in 2019 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari knows the appealing burden of leadership. Anywhere a leader finds him, there are huge responsibilities and enormous expectations, no matter how infinitesimal the position entrusted to him. Buhari knows a leader who sets his eyes on honest and dedicated leadership finds the burden of leading less cumbersome. Such leaders take the right []The post Buratai: That PMBs wiz-man on counter insurgency appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers