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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 JANUARY, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 13 January, 2017.

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Trapped in the chasm of destitution, he was ready to put his life on the line to escape poverty’s dark cell. After weighing all the available options, David Onah, a plumber and National Diploma certificate holder, concluded that travelling to Europe would bring the needed transformation he craved for. Having been repatriated to Nigeria from Libya after a botched attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea, his is a story of a lucky survivor that walked through the valley of the shadow of death but escaped being grabbed by the icy hands of death. On arrival via a Chartered BURAQ Airline 737 marked 5A – DMG at the Cargo wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on December 8, 2017, the joy of arriving back to his fatherland safe and sound went sour with the thought of creditors anxiously waiting to be settled after bankrolling a failed trip that cost him N1.3million. But, David does not have the monopoly of stories that touch the heart. Another Nigerian, 27-year-old Eric Idemudia desired Eldorado but got stuck in the ghettos of Libya. He had thought slave trade had ended. Unfortunately for David, he was one of the Nigerians sold by Nigerians to fellow Nigerians as slaves in Libya. He drank his own urine like juice and watched humans die and thrown away like chickens while in the desert. Having seen it all, he has this advice for struggling Nigerians, “I cannot advise anybody to pass through this in life‘.’ Speaking like someone well taught by experience, he added that, “People died like chickens everyday there. I buried many people with my bare hands. So, it is better to suffer here than over there. Even if you don’t have food to eat in your country, it is better than going to Libya to die. I was a bricklayer before I left and I am ready to go back to it.’’ Almost on a daily basis in recent times, stories of how repatriated Nigerians from Libya hit the headlines. In their hundreds and thousands, they sing songs of lamentation and tell tales of woes over their sad experiences. While some Nigerians receive them with dry eyes, stating without mincing words that they got what they asked for, a handful of others sympathise with their compatriots over what they describe as man’s inhumanity to man. But, the repatriation of Nigerians and the obsession with Europe and America have sparked debate about whether or not the federal government is doing enough to make Nigeria comfortable for Nigerians in certain quarters.

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Seven Northern governors on Friday held a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari after the Friday Juma’at service at the State House Mosque, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The state governors, who met President Buhari behind closed-door were Abubakar Bello (Niger); Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna); Jibrilla Bindo (Adamawa) and Simon Lalong (Plateau). But speaking to the State House correspondents after the meeting, Governor Ganduje claimed that the coming together of the seven governors was coincidence and not for any purpose. He said, “We are seven in number here but we came separately not for any purpose but after the Friday prayers, we decided to say hello to Mr. President. It is just coincidence that we met in the Mosque and some joined us later and we decided to go and greet him. When asked on the best way forward in resolving the Fulani herdsmen crises with farmers, Ganduje said, “The president met with stakeholders from the affected states and I think a suggestion has been put forward by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development concerning the colony and I think eventually that is the answer.” But Governor el- Rufai interjected when Ganduje was asked his response if people insinuate that the meeting was all about 2019, insisting that the governors wanted Buhari to contest the 2019 presidential election. Governor el-Rufai said, “We are politicians and those of us you see here want the President to contest the 2019 election, we have no apologies for that. “We believe in Mr. President. We want him to continue running the country in the right direction. People can speculate about 2019 we have no apologies.” On whether those speculating that the meeting was about the 2019 election were right, el-Rufai said, “Whether they are right or wrong is besides the point. Everybody is entitled to its own opinion but as governors, and most of us here with the exception of Yobe Governor are first time governors, we are interested in the continuity and stability and we want the president to continue with that. “Like our leader, the Kano Governor said, we just happen to be here by coincidence and we went to pray and decided to felicitate with the President and we feel satisfied that anytime we see him, he is getting better and better.”

Sat, 13 Jan 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari and his family on Friday thanked all those who identified with them after the bike accident that involved their son, Yusuf, in Abuja on December 26. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the first family said prayers rendered by those within and outside the country let to their son being discharged from hospital. “We thank Nigerians from all walks of life, both within and outside the country, leaders of many foreign countries, groups, organisations, individuals, and many others, who prayed, visited, sent messages, and generally stood by us at the trying time,” the family said, praying that almighty Allah would reward them all. Adesina confirmed that Yusuf was discharged from Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, on Friday, following what the Chief Medical Director described as his “extremely speedy response to treatment.” The presidential spokesman had earlier in the day issued a statement indicating that Yusuf’s health had improved remarkably and he was ready to be discharged. He had said the news of Yusuf’s improved health and imminent discharge was contained in a statement dated January 12, 2018, by the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Felix Ogedegbe. He reproduced Ogedegbe’s statement which also denied media reports that the President’s wife, Aisha, also suffered shock and was treated at the hospital. He also quoted the report as saying that there was also no truth in the report that Yusuf was involved in the accident alongside his friend.


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The son of President Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf Buhari has been discharged from the hospital says the presidency. The Presidents Personal Assistant on New Media, BashirThe post BREAKING: President Buharis son discharged from hospital appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Department of State Services (DSS) has on Friday in Abuja said that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky,The post El-Zakzaky is not hale and hearty DSS appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the claims by the presidency that 756 Nigerians were killed under his administration. According to DAILY POST, JonathanThe post Goodluck Jonathan responds to claims of 756 Nigerians dying under his watch appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Abia Chapter has berated the hunger bestowed on Nigeria by the activities of the All Progressive Alliance, APC at theThe post Nigeria has suffered under APC Abia PDP appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Femi Falana, the lawyer for the leaders of a Cameroonian secessionist movement who are being held in custody in Nigeria asked for their immediate release,The post Femi Falana demands release of Cameroon secessionist leaders appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Abia South Senatorial zone of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has risen from their meeting at Obingwa with the endorsement of Governor Okezie IkpeazuThe post Abia south forbids indigenes from deputy governor post appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Barely one week after the defection of Chief Sonni Ogbuoji, a senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District, to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), formerThe post Ex NUJ deputy national president eyes Ebonyi South Senatorial seat appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Senator representing Delta Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has flayed the Federal Governments alleged unpaid N1trillion debt, adding for theThe post NDDC Senate Committee flays FGs Alleged N1tr Unpaid Debt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Osun state government on Thursday told the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that its order withholding Federal Government allocations to local governments inThe post Withholding of council allocations threat to LG poll Osun govt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Orders speedy The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal dismissing the No case submission appeal filed by DestraThe post S Court dismisses Metuhs appeal on No case submission appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has disclosed that his ministry budgets about N1bn annually for the supply of water and sanitation services toThe post N1bn spent annually on water in IDP camps Minister appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Health they say is wealth! Good health care delivery system is one of the basic need of every progressive society. While the Kano State governmentThe post Deplorable condition at Kano Urology Hospital appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Renowned promoter of Ifa Olokun Fondation and the Olu-Ifa of Yorubaland, Dr. Ifakayode Adeshina Faluade, has been installed the Olu of Ibogun-Balogun in the IfoThe post Faluade mounts Olu Ibogun-Baloguns throne appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
An House of Assembly aspirant from Ogun West senatorial district of the State, Hon Kola Lameed Muyideen has called on Elders from Yewa Awori zoneThe post Ogun 2019: Its Yewa /Awori turn or nothing Aspirant appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
By Edward Nnachi, Abakaliki So far, about 40% more people have been displaced throughout Borno state (1.4 million) than reached Europe by boat in 2015The post Climate change and migration likely to affect population growth in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Sat, 13 Jan 2018
In view of the urgent need for the review of the already distorted Abuja master plan, the Administration has braced to address critical issues arisingThe post FCT to hold stakeholders conference on Abuja master plan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
A civil society organisation and a pro-democracy body, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has called for the immediate release from detention of overThe post Release Sambo Dasuki, El-Zakzaky now, HURIWA asks Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to transform Edo State into an industrial hub and create the 200,000 jobs he promised Edo electorates duringThe post Obaseki, Chinese firms seal construction deals for Gelegele seaport appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Cardiologists in Nigeria have identified heart failure as a deadlier disease than the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and all forms of cancer except lung cancer.The post Heart failure deadlier than HIV, cancer Experts appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Otunba Gani Adams will today be installed as the 15th Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, one of the most prestigious traditional titles in Yoruba land,The post I am a modern day Aare Onakakanfo, will use title to unite Yoruba race Gani Adams appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Dr Adesina Sanyaolu is the Pastor of Chapel of Holiness Evangelical International, a.k.a. Fountain of Living Spring, Aboru, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos. In this interview he speaksThe post Buhari has no solution to Nigerias problems -Sanyaolu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The relationship existing between Seven up Bottling Company plc and its shareholders and the manner the company handled agitation over earlier proposed scheme of arrangementThe post Why Seven-Up Bottling company shareholders approve scheme of arrangement appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Top Nigerian lender, Fidelity Bank Plc is championing a ground breaking innovation in the collection of internally generated revenue (IGR). Working in conjunction with SystemSpecs,The post Fidelity Bank, SystemSpecs partner for FGs collections via *770# appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, who chaired the twenty-third monthly meeting of operators in the electricity industry inThe post Ministry to address metering system- Fashola appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
In a continuous bid to sensitize the public about Non-Interest Banking, Your one-customer Bank is organizing a one day Public lecture themed: Reducing Poverty andThe post Sterling Bank set to host non-interest banking lecture in Kano appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has restated its commitment to the development of local content in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Group ManagingThe post NNPC restates commitment to developing content in oil, gas industry appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and the World Bank have concluded a high-level consultation event on Regional Integration as a possibleThe post ECOWAS, World Bank call for deepening regional integration appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA), has today, changed the face of e-banking with the introduction of Leo, the UBA Chat Banker whoThe post UBA Revolutionises eBanking, Introduces Leo, Chat Banking Personality on Social Media Platforms appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
The Board of SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited (SunTrust Bank) has appointed Mr. Jibril J. Aku its Board Chairman, succeeding Chief Charles Onyema Ugboko who retiredThe post Suntrust Bank Appoints Mr. Jibril J. Aku its Board Chairman appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Budding independent folksinger Omoiyabode has released his much talked about debut single titled Lola Oluwa; an introspective song that carries the message of hope andThe post King of the New Sound Omoiyabode Releases New Single Lola Oluwa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Nigerias Bank of Industry (BoI), has thrown its weight behind the moves by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)s Special Task Force onThe post Bank of industry supports Censors Boards anti-piracy move appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
They are good looking, stylish and commands lots of respect with their distinguished personalities that have attracted lots of media attention as good citizens ofThe post Socialites to look out for in 2018 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
By Oladimeji Odeyemi Many will undoubtedly recall that the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, upon inauguration, made it clear where his priorities lie Winning theThe post Nigerian Army: A journey of great strides in the eyes of observers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Talented singer, Iyanya sets the tone for the New Year with a new song entitled Good Vibes featuring United Kingdom-based group, Team Salut. The TempleThe post Iyanya Starts Year with Good Vibes Featuring Team Salut appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Reveals video selection guidelines Contrary to recent insinuation making the rounds, the management of leading African music, youth and entertainment channel, Trace has come outThe post Trace denies money-for-video-play allegations appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sat, 13 Jan 2018
Nigerian man, Chidimma Amedu who posted an advert for marriage on Facebook post is now married. He had posted the advert on 30 December, 2017The post One week after Facebook advert, Nigerian man marries lady appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers