LATEST NEWS

[News%20Update][bleft]

Newspapers Review

[Newspapers%20Review][bsummary]

POLITICS

[politics][grids]

Ohaneze Ndigbo

[Ohaneze%20Ndi%20Igbo][bsummary]

SPORTS HEADLINES

[Sports][bleft]

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


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 17 January, 2017.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The tension in Benue State over the killing of 73 people in cold blood attracted the attention of the Senate on Tuesday as it directed Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to arrest the perpetrators within 14 days. It also directed the Attorney General of Benue State to prosecute those involved in the killings. Senators however took time to lambast President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government on its slow response to the challenges thrown by the killings in Benue State and other parts of the country where clashes between farmers and herdsmen are being reported. Debate on Benue killings on the floor of the Senate took the centre stage with an amendment of report of an Ad-hoc committee on the review of the current security infrastructure in Nigeria chaired by Senator Ahmad Lawan. The report had indicated that the issue of killings in Benue State was more political, as the Committee attributed the development to the handiwork of those it described as faceless individuals who have allegedly been sponsoring and harbouring the trained foreign mercenaries, using them to unleash violence and criminality in Nigeria’s rural space. It traced the roots of the crises in Benue and other states of the North where clashes between herdsmen and farmers have reached crises point to struggles for access to natural resources such as land, water and pasture by contending forces. The report also stated expressly that the conflict over the means of production had aggravated and fuelled tension leading to proliferation of firearms in different communities. The report blamed the escalation of crises in affected areas to sparse presence of security forces, most especially at the time conflict reached the head. It noted that in few places where the security forces are deployed, they were usually undermanned and underequipped and easily overrun by what it described as better trained and equipped militia and foreign marauders. Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) while contribution to issues raised in the report blamed senators as part of the problem at hand, contending that Senators appear to be afraid to speak the truth to President Buhari because they want to come back in 2019. Shehu Sani also blamed the President for the lapses on security challenges in Nigeria, stressing that his government has been working at slow speed on peculiar challenges and hence asked the president to wake up from slumber, more so as Nigerians, according to him, are being killed continually. Sani said: “If you are faced with a crisis and you use ethnic or religious lenses to view at it, you will see a religious, ethnic or sectional image. This is not the time for diplomacy and courtesy. This is the time to provide leadership for a nation that is in national emergency and national distress. “Let the president wake up and protect the country. We are living in a country where there is complicit reward for violence. “Things are not going right in this country, we are failing, and people are dying in their thousands, kidnappings, violence. “We cannot solve this problem if in every possible way, whatever happens, we assess, analyse it from our ethnic-religious background, there is must be a clear distinction between armed herdsmen who must be confronted frontally and Fulani cattle rearers. “People have lost hope in the government, we are here trying to massage the ego, we don’t want to confront the presidency and the president because people want to come back to the 9th Senate, and they don’t want to lose the ticket.” Also, former Senate President, Senator David Mark (PDP, Benue South) commended his successor, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on his timely directive to the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Security Infrastructure to cut short its recess and investigate the New Year killings in Benue State. Mark also lauded the Senator Ahmad Lawan-led committee for its prompt response to the directive of the Senate President. Mark urged security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crimes and their sponsors as an immediate step towards addressing the clashes between the herdsmen and farmers in the state.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Management of Folio Media Group (FMG), the owners and publishers of The Daily Times, has condemned in the strongest term, the premeditated action of former Senator Ikechukwu Obiora in connivance with the Nigeria Police to carry out an infamous action with a bid to cause disaffection among the teeming readers and subscribers of the heritage newspaper. In a statement issued Tuesday night, the Management of FMG also decried the partisan role of the police in taking side in a matter that is subject to pending litigations and acting in a manner that depicts a force without a code of conduct. According to the management, the incident of Tuesday could only be described as a reckless abuse of office and impunity. It is also instructive to note that Obiora co-opted certain reporters from some media houses/online publications including the Premium Times, AIT, NAN, New Telegraph, Vanguard and Daily Post to do hatchet job in a bid to portray the Chairman of FMG/ Publisher of The Daily Times, Mr Fidelis Anosike and the Group Managing Director, Mr Noel Anosike, in bad light. Ironically, the arraignment of Mr Fidelis Anosike and Mr Noel Anosike while the police claimed that the force is yet to conclude investigation smacks of desperation and bad faith. Definitely, this charade cannot stand the test of time. The said Obiora was able to obtain the services of the GI Department of the Force CID to make a mockery of the proceedings before a Magistrates’ Court in Mpape, a suburb and slum area of the FCT. In carrying out the strange arraignment before the court, the onetime senator and his cohorts, decided to engage in an unusual practice by going to Mpape, a remote area of the FCT and in a Magistrates’ Court that ordinarily lacks the jurisdiction over a matter that is currently pending before the Court of Appeal. Incidentally, the presiding Magistrate, Azubuike Ukagu, acted in a strange manner, giving reason for one to express doubt whether the judiciary still remains the last hope of common man. More disturbing is the situation in which the prosecutor, one ACP Njoku, stooped so low as to be conveyed to and from the court in the vehicle of Obiora (the complainant). This development clearly indicates a contradiction of the twin principle of justice which literally translates to the maxim that one cannot be a judge in his own case.
The Network for Electricity Consumers Advocacy of Nigeria (NECAN), on Tuesday raised the alarm over the huge number of Nigerians killed by electrocution in 2017. This was disclosed by the National Secretary of NECAN, Uket Abonga, while appraising poor power infrastructure across the country. Abong said that 366 Nigerians lost their lives to electrocution, describing the deaths as avoidable and unacceptable, adding that from their investigations, 86.8 per cent of the victims were electricity consumers, while the remaining 13.2 per cent were staff of the operating electricity companies. He said: “The Network for Electricity Consumers Advocacy of Nigeria, NECAN, decries the high level of electricity related accidents leading to the deaths of many Nigerians and loss of property in 2017. “About 366 Nigerians were said to have died through electrocutions and property valued at several hundreds of millions of Naira lost. “Our findings reveal that of the 366 deaths recorded in 2017, 86.8 per cent of the victims were electricity consumers, while the remaining 13.2 per cent were that of officials of the electricity companies in the industry, this high incidence of deaths is alarming and unacceptable. “The investigations carried out by NECAN reveal that many of the accidents that occurred in the preceding year in the sector can be attributed to man-made factors, which include inadequate knowledge, information and ignorance on the part the consumers and operators, system protection equipment failures, in some cases total absence of protection devices, poor and aging transmission network lines, aging distribution networks which used to be replaced, poor response to complaints of faulty facilities and lines by staff of the transmission and distribution companies.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Management of Alheri Engineering Company Limited has vehemently denied owing Federal Government the sum of $75,500,000.00 million (about N27.18 billion at N360 to $1) overThe post Alheri denies owing FG N27.2bn over fibre optic appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Police said on Tuesday that it has appealed against the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja and filed a stay ofThe post Police appeal ruling unsealing Peace Corps Headquarters appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Federal Government has disbursed about N11 billion to the beneficiaries of the third edition of the YouWiN! programme from 2015 to date, out ofThe post FG pays N11bn to YouWiN! beneficiaries appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has urged all political leaders in the country to remain committed to delivering good governance to theThe post Dont allow 2019 to overshadow governance, Saraki tells politicians appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Recent news that Nigerian Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), lost as much as N2.19 billion to fraudsters through electronic channels, otherwise called e-payments, or e-banking inThe post E-payment fraud as major impediment to Nigerias economy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
With the need to stem the tide of cultism, drug abuse and gang war in Lagos, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi hasThe post Lagos Police launch Operation know your neighbour to check crime appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Federal Government has threatened to stop salaries of workers in some Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over failure to comply with the Human ResourceThe post FG Threatens to stop workers salaries over payroll system default appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Senior Special Assistant (SSA), on Press Affairs to Gombe state Governor, Junaidu Usman Abubakar has refuted a recent media reports which claimed that GovernorThe post 2019: Atiku, Dankwambo not at war- Junaidu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
South Africa is pushing ahead with a plan to offer free university education to students from poor households and will announce funding details in nextThe post South Africa ready to fund free university education, finance minister says appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Sri Lanka Sri Lankas cabinet on Tuesday unanimously decided to withdraw two gazette notifications which would enable women over 18 years to buy alcohol, asThe post Women can now buy alcohol in Sri Lanka appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Pope Francis has said he feels pain and shame over a sex abuse scandal which has rocked the Catholic Church in Chile. The Pope alsoThe post Pope feels pain and shame over Chile sex abuse scandal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
No fewer than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled on TuesdayThe post 1800 Islamic clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombings appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem over the weekend delivered the score card of his ministry and majorThe post AG Lagos gives score card of justice ministry, defends alleged arbitrary arrests, detention of children, youths appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The post Daily Times Newspaper, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
By Reuben Abati I wish I could travel to the US right now Why' Why not wait till summer time' No, I feel like goingThe post The season of recanting appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has sworn-in Sokotos first female professor and three others as commissioners into the state executive council. Professor Aishatu Madawaki, a professorThe post Sokotos first female professor becomes commissioner appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Ecobank Nigeria has announced an increase in the maximum daily limit of their Naira Debit Cards abroad depending on the type of Card held byThe post Ecobank increases customers card limits for international spending appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District in the National Assembly Senator (Dr.) Jonah David Jang Tuesday honored the invitation of the Economic and Financial CrimesThe post Senator Jang honors EFCC invitation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
A director of finance in the Lagos State Department of Public Works Corporation Anifowose Muhammed Jamiu Alade, will know whether he would finally forfeit theThe post N28.5m houses: Lagos finance director knows fate Jan 31 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The growing activities of some rampaging Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country, particularly in the North Central Nigerias region of Plateau, Benue, TarabaThe post Fulani Herdsmen Vs Farmers: New threat to economic stability appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
ALAT, the digital bank powered by Wema Bank has been named the Best Mobile Banking App and Best Digital Bank for 2017 in this yearsThe post Wema Banks ALAT becomes Africas Best Digital Bank appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has hinted that Intel chips with known security holes related to Meltdown and Spectre will get the security fix, adding thatThe post Intel : Meltdown, Spectre vulnerabilities to be fixed by end of January appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Business Year(TBY) has recognized the Group Managing Director of Obikackson Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi with the prestigious African Group of the Year. The award isThe post TBY awards Obikackson Group MD with the African Group of the Year appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
China on Monday started using new standard to measure water content in the imported pipeline crude oil from Russia to better safeguard Chinas economic interest,The post China subjects Russian crude to new tests appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
*Says investment potential abounds in mining, industry Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, has assured Nigerians that the economy would beThe post Minister predicts better economy in 2018 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The partnership between Dana Air and the Imo State Government has started yielding benefits with the recent unveiling of a multi-million naira sponsorship deal withThe post Dana air unveils multi- million naira deal with Heartland FC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
In response to negative feedback and academic research, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, says Facebook will be overhauled to make its news feed to make meaningfulThe post Facebook overhauls news feed to encourage businesses and meaningful post appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has started the verification of more than over 20,000 pensioners of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL). The pensioners on theThe post PTAD: Verification of NITEL, Mtel pensioners begins appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
as investor warns Glo, Airtel, others The Federal High Court, Ikoyi has nullified the Ex Parte Order earlier issued on 3rd July 2017 approving theThe post 9mobile: Court sacks interim board appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
In line with its agenda to promote accessibility and affordability for broadband penetration , the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will today, January 16, 2018 hostThe post NCC: Forum on cost-based pricing for retail broadband, data services holds today appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Approximately 43 per cent of capital allocation in Nigerias 2018 proposed budget has no direct impact on citizens, says BudgIT. In an analysis made availableThe post 2018 budget: 43% capital allocation for cars, computers, furniture, others appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN), said on Monday that the country earned $402 million (N144.7 billion) from the export of raw cashew nuts toThe post Nigeria earns $402m from cashew export appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
By Livinus Ukah Going through my memory lane as a Nigerian, I have heard and listened to many political leaders of today. I give myThe post Voice of reality and politics of God told me appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Wed, 17 Jan 2018
By Sam Ohuabunwa That the militant Fulani herdsmen have become the greatest security challenge of this nation must be obvious to all who wish thisThe post Fulani herdsmen militancy: International help now indicated appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

No comments: