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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 JANUARY, 2017].


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


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Thousands of voodoo followers on January 10th converged at the beach in Ouidah, Benin where they worship spirits and pay homage to the millions of slaves who have passed by this road, when Ouidah was a key location for slave trade in West Africa. Born in the kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Togo and Benin), voodoo has been exported to Louisiana, Brazil, Haiti, and now has 50 million members worldwide. Despite the huge criticism this festival receives because of its animist ways, the practice of voodoo as a pristine religion was carried by African slaves to spread in Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, and New Orleans in America. While it is practiced among the Fon people along the West African coast in Togo, Benin and parts of southwest Nigeria, the undisputed capital of voodoo is Ouidah, about 42km west of Cotonou the commercial capital of Benin. According to agency report, at the ceremony in Ouidah, spiritual leader Daagbo Hounan Houna II appealed to the dead to help keep order during the vote. “The elections will pass in a peaceful manner in the name of the bounties of the ancestors,” he said. Further inland in Savalou, the hometown of Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou, priests and dignitaries set a chicken on fire at a ceremony before spreading its blood and palm oil on a fetish made out of cowrie shells and sand. The election campaign has been overshadowed by a controversy over the ruling party’s choice of Zinsou as its candidate, a pick approved by outgoing president Thomas Boni Yayi. Festivals celebrated by people in West Africa are often a representation of their traditional beliefs, religious heritage and cultural identity. That is why the roots and origins of some of the most popular festivals are steeped in religion and religious activities and worship. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. The Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country’s presidential election scheduled for February.



Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Friday explained that routine gas supply for power generation is not affected by the fresh fire incident whichThe post Escravo gas supply remains intact NNPC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Sequel to the statement credited to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, at the State House in Abuja Thursday, where he was quoted to haveThe post Lalong react to critics, says Benue, Plateau remain unquestionable ally appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The post Photo News: Minister receives ambassador of Thailand to Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) has demoted a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Kunle Ogunba, by withdrawing the prestigious title of SAN from himThe post LPPC demotes SAN, bars lawyer for professional misconduct appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Chairman committee budget and appropriation of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Honourable Abdulrahaman Isa revealed that the European Union (EU) is having plans toThe post Revealed: Adamawa lawmaker faults EU plans to divert Dam project in the state appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
says election is subjudice Minister of labour and employment Dr Chris Ngige, has called laughable his name inclusion by independent electoral Commission(INEC) as a candidateThe post Anambra Senatorial Re-run: Ngige calls his inclusion laughable appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Uganda has recalled its deputy ambassador to the United States after the US State Department kicked him out for beating his wife. According to agencyThe post Wife battery: Uganda recalls envoy to U.S. appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
United States president Donald John Trump has literally set social media platform Twitter ablaze with his shithole reference in relation to some AfricanThe post Shithole comment: Trump says count me out appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Ahead of the commencement of the 2017/2018 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season on Sunday, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has played host toThe post 2017/2018 NPFL season: Ugwuanyi motivates Enugu Rangers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 


Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Leanne Duffin used her business as a front while selling cocaine in Chorley, South Ribble and Preston in Lancashire. The ringleader of a drug dealingThe post Salon owner drugs baroness jailed for 8 years appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers