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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 JANUARY, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 11 January, 2017.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has advised against unguarded comments on matters before courts of law, especially the pending dispute over Anambra Central Senatorial rerun, saying prejudice is contemptuous offence that will earn a term of imprisonment. In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant (Media), Awassam Bassey, on Wednesday, the CJN reminded the public that it is contempt of Court for anyone to discuss any matter pending in any Court of Law in the country. He said that his attention has been drawn to the emerging and continued practice of discussions of matters that are subjudice in the print and electronic media, such as the issues concerning the Anambra State Central Senatorial District dispute. He said that to make matters worse, in such discourse, “the language being used in describing the judgments of the courts is not only ungentlemanly, degrading and contemptuous, but amounts to uncharitable insults which should not be encouraged in any decent democracy.” The CJN said he will continue to encourage parties and the general public to use only lawful means in the pursuit of remedies for their real and imagined grievances. He reiterated his appeal to litigants, advocates and the public to refrain from making unsubstantiated and malicious allegations and complaints against judicial officers and “reminds judges to consider invoking their inherent power of contempt where there are clear violations or infractions in respect of matters that are subjudice.” The CJN assured Nigerians that the judiciary remains committed in the discharge of its responsibilities in line with the 1999 Constitution (as amended) without fear or favour; affection or ill-will. He particularly drew attention of the public to decided case of prejudice involving Attorney-General vs Times Newspapers Ltd (1973) 3 All ER 54 at 65 (1973) 3 WLR 298, where Lord Reid opined thus: “I think that anything in the nature of prejudgment of a case or of specific issues in it is objectionable not only because of its possible effect on that particular case but also because of its side effects which may be far reaching. “Responsible ‘mass media will do their best to be fair, but there will also be ill-informed, slapdash or prejudiced attempts to influence the public. If people are led to think that it is easy to find the truth, disrespect for the processes of the law could follow and, if mass media are allowed to judge, unpopular people and unpopular causes will fare very badly. “Most cases of prejudging of issues fall within the existing authorities on contempt. I do not think that the freedom of the press would suffer, and I think that the law would be clearer and easier to apply in practice if it is made a general rule that it is not permissible to prejudge issues in pending cases,” the CJN quoted the judge as saying. He said that in the same case, Lord Morris held on page 68 that: “Though a judge would hope to be resistant to any pre-trial soundings of the trumpet, it must surely be contrary to public policy to allow them full blast.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Reprisal looms in Bayelsa State as militants allegedly killed four of the soldiers in the operation to fish out the killers of those who beheaded a security official at Toru- Ndoru Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area. The Daily Times gathered on Wednesday that the four soldiers and some militants were killed in a bloody clash between militants and soldiers engaged in the operation. The military had engaged in the operation to dislodge and arrest a gang of notorious militants terrorizing the area. The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe, had launched a manhunt in the area with a mandate to arrest the militants behind the beheading of the security official. In their separate reactions, the Ijaw Youths Council and Bayelsa State government had accused the troops of violence and razing houses of innocent residents in the area. Four of the soldiers who were engaged in the operation were said to have been killed in a shootout with the militants. It was gathered that the Commander of JTF, Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi, has deployed more troops as reinforcement in the community. The troops were said to have intensified the manhunt to locate the hideout of the militant leaders in the creeks. A security source who did not want his name in print because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, confirmed the killing of the four soldiers by the militants. He vowed that the murderers of their colleagues must be apprehended. Meanwhile, the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has directed members of the Senate Adhoc Committee on Security to immediately resume sitting and work through the weekend to specifically to get an interim report ready for the consideration of members by next week. The Senate is expected to resume for legislative business next Tuesday after an end of the year break, indicating that it was already poised to address the issue of herdsmen, farmers clashes in Benue and other states of the federation. The Senate President gave the order to the Committee in response to escalation of bloodletting in Benue State, just as he re-emphasized his belief that the killings are clear indications that the security architecture in the country has inherent faults and needs to be refurbished. 
Thu, 11 Jan 2018

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday in Abuja presented certificates of registration to the 22 newly registered political parties. The registration of the 22 new political parties was approved by the commission on Dec. 14, 2017, bringing the number of registered parties in the country to 68. The political parties are All Blending Party, All Grassroots Alliance, Alliance for New Nigeria, Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, Coalition for Change and Freedom and Justice Party. Also registered are Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria, Justice Must Prevail Party, Legacy Party of Nigeria, Mass Action Joint Alliance, Modern Democratic Party, National Interest Party, National Rescue Mission and New Progressive Mission. New Progressive Movement, Nigeria Democratic Congress Party, People’s Alliance for National Development and Liberty, People’s Trust and Providence People’s Congress were also registered. Also on the list are Re-Build Nigeria Party, Restoration Party of Nigeria and Sustainable National Party. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said at the certificates presentation ceremony new parties said that compliance with the judgment of the Federal High Court, the Commission had also registered the Socialist Party of Nigeria. “We have already issued the Certificate of Registration to the SPN. “The number of new political parties has risen to 22 in addition to the 46 parties already in existence. This means that the total number of political parties in Nigeria today stands at 68,’’ he said. Yakubu advised the new parties to operate within the law at all times, as well add value to our democracy by adhering to the tenets of democratic norms anchored on the rule of law.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018

Following the discovery of N100 billion tax revenue shortfall by contractors in the country, the Federal Government has ordered vendors of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to display their Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) on their invoices before payments are effected by the MDAs. The directive was handed down on Tuesday in Abuja by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun to the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris. The order is part of resolute efforts by the government to block revenue leakages by the MDAs’ vendors. About N100 billion has been discovered as tax revenue shortfall by contractors between 2012 and 2017. Adeosun, in a memo titled “Compliance with Tax Payments by Federal Government Vendors”, disclosed that persistent leakages in revenue remittances by vendors had been uncovered by the Government’s Project Lighthouse, a systemwide revenue intelligence data-warehouse. The leakages, according to the minister, were due to lack of TIN particularly on Value Added Tax (VAT), Withholding Tax (WHT) and other related inflows into the government coffers The Minister said, “In order to address these lapses in the implementation of the 2017 Budget as well as boost the revenue accruable to the Government, all MDAs should be directed to insist that invoices submitted by vendors for payments must clearly state the TIN.


Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The All Progressive Congress, APC says the days of the People Democratic Party, PDP in Abia is numbered as the state is finished under theThe post PDP days numbered in Abia Oyegun appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The Aare Ona Kakanfo Designate, Otunba Gani Adams on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the LagosThe post Gani Adams lauds Ambodes role in S west integration appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Urges him to sign Peace Corps Bill The Commandant General of National Unity and Peace Corps, Dr. Chinedu Nneji has called on Nigerians to supportThe post NUPEC boss drums support for Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Policemen have again dispersed with tear gas some Shiite protesters at Area 3, Garki, Abuja. According to report from Punch online, the policemen fired tearThe post Nigeria police disperse Shiite protesters with tear gas in Abuja appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Here is the list of the dreaded felons, cultists and criminals on the heads of whom Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has put a recordThe post Wike offers N20m bounty for the arrest of each of the following 32 cultists appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
South Koreas President Moon Jae-in says his US counterpart, Donald Trump, deserves big credit for talks between South and North Korea. The talks, held onThe post Trump deserves credit for Korea talks Moon appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
A fire Wednesday erupted in a house inhabited by migrant workers in Saudi Arabias western city of Mecca, killing five people, a civil defence officialThe post 5 migrants die in Mecca house fire appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disowned a purported Twitter handles linked to the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, describing them as fake. TheThe post CBN disowns Emefiele Twitter Handles appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
he son of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, Aminu, on Wednesday lost custody of his daughter Ameera, 9, and his son Aamir, 7, to hisThe post Atikus son loses custody of 2 kids to estranged wife appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Continued from last week Ignoble laurel it was at the Prague Conference that I first heard the phrase grand corruption, symbolising perhaps a malignant stageThe post 2017: Diary of a columnist (II) appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
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Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Over 150 doctors from private, public and missionary hospitals and those in tertiary institutions in Cross River, on Wednesday, protested in Calabar against the kidnapThe post Medical doctors protest in Calabar over kidnap of colleague appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to achieving universal health coverage in the country in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)The post FG Committed To Achieving Universal Health Coverage, Says Minister appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The National Universities Commission (NUC), has approved the establishment of the Lagos State University (LASU), Open and Distance Learning and Research Institute (ODLRI). The approvalThe post NUC approves LASU Open distance learning, research institute appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has said that the new Power Sector Reform Programme already before the Federal Government willThe post Power sector reform ill redefine electricity in Nigeria- Fashola appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
New facts have emerged on how the Bureaux De Change Operators in Nigeria are currently shunning the Central Bank of Nigerias (CBNs) Foreign exchange (forex)The post How BDC operators dump CBNs window for parallel market appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Diamond Bank has been awarded the prestigious ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certification by the British Standard Institute (BSI) Group. The certification, which was awarded after a rigorousThe post Infotech Security: Diamond Bank receives ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Certification appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
In the second quarter of 2017, Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, commissioned the AKEES pencil and toothpick factory. It was going to beThe post Inside Nigerias first pencil and toothpick factory appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has added his voice to the outrage over brutal killing of Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen. He says the killer herdsmen haveThe post Fulani herdsmen have declared war against Nigeria Wole Soyinka appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers