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Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 14 July, 2017.
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Experts in the Arts and Culture sector has called on federal government to give the National Arts Theatre a facelift in an efforts to keep it alive, urging, the theatre current state requires governments urgent attention, while expecting tourism practitioners to widen the scope of art. They experts who spoke exclusively to Daily Times during []The post Experts ask FG to revamp National Arts Theatre complex appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Lawyers, who identified themselves as friends of the court on Thursday, protested against the discontinuous of alleged $8.8m fraud suit against a British citizen, Deepak Khilnani by the Lagos State Attorney-General, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem. Representative of the lawyers, Mr. Olayinka Ola-Daniels, told the court presided by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye that the Attorney General failed to []The post $8.8m Fraud Case: Lawyers protest discontinuation of case against two Britons appeared first on Daily Times 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has directed the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to probe the corruption allegations leveled against the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf. Osinbajo also directed the minister to take necessary action after the conclusion of the probe. The embattled Yusuf was suspended []The post Presidency orders Health Minister to probe suspended NHIS boss appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria N 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The Lagos division of Appeal Court has affirmed the power of local governments in Lagos state to generate revenue from private car parks and car lots within the state. The Appellate Court, in a judgment on Wednesday, dismissed an appeal filled by a telecommunication firm, Airtel Network Limited against the judgment of Justice Y. O. []The post ACourt affirms Lagos LGs power to collect revenue on private car parks appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Justice Halilu Yusuf of an Abuja High Court in Maitama, Abuja on Thursday admitted the former governor of Jigawa State, Ibrahim Saminu Turaki to bail after he was arraigned before the judge. The former governor was arrested in Abuja at function following his attempt to invade trial . Turaki was first arraigned before Justice Binta []The post Court admits Ex-Jigawa Gov Turaki to bail appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has queried the non-disclosure of interest accruing to Nigerias foreign reserves accounts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Speaking when a delegation from the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) visited him in Abuja on Thursday, the Speaker said agencies like the FRC should be in custody of []The post Dogara queries CBN over non-disclosure of interests on foreign reserves appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nige 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),on Thursday arraigned Sahel Technical Services Limited and one Umar Faruk, before Justice M. T. Aliyu of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on a two count charge of criminal breach of trust and diversion of public funds to the tune of N120, 700, 000, 00. Umar the director []The post EFCC arraigns Umar ,firm over N120m fraud appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017

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The minister of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has made a U-turn over her earlier statement that that Nigeria would not borrow to fund its budget. But the minister has now declared that the country would continue to burrow on the grounds that there is the need to attract more funds to cover the fiscal deficit []The post Finance Minister makes U-turn, says Nigeria will continue to borrow appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Etisalat Nigeria has changed its brand name to 9Mobile. The name change follows the pullout of Mubadala Group, Etisalats major investor from the United Arab Emirates, over a $1.4bn (N541bn) debt. This change in name has proved pundit right after the indications emerged that Etisalat Nigeria has not foreclosed the threat surrendering its existence as []The post Etisalat Nigeria changes brand name to 9Mobile appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
*Judgment will sustain democracy, Mba Ukweni, SAN The chairman of the National Caretaker Committee (NCC), of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ahmed Makarfi, who was accorded recognition by the Supreme Court on Wednesday as the authentic leader of the party, has promised to embark on aggressive reconciliation among all members of the party. Makarfi []The post PDP: Modu Sheriff hands over, as Makarfi harps on reconciliation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The Coalition of Northern Group said it has petitioned the United Nation in New York to invoke the relevant statutes to which Nigeria is a signatory and pronounce the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader Nnamdi Kanu terror groups. The Northern group also demands that the United Nation (UN) should intervene by initiating []The post Northern youths petition UN, says IPOB, Kanu are terrorists appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Acting President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday led governors and prominent Nigerians to Ila-Orangun, the country home of the pioneer Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief AbdulKarem Adebisi Akande to bid his late wife, Mrs Sikirat Omowumi last respect. Four of the Southwest Governors in the likes of Osun []The post Osibanjo, Tinubu, govs storm Osun for Akande wifes burial appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Residents of Somolu under the aegis of Progressive Youths of Somolu have appealed to the leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) to change its proposed candidates for the local government election coming up in the state. The Coordinator of the Pro-APC group, Comrade Oladimeji Kayode, made the appeal in a protest letter made available to []The post Fear in Somolu over selected APC aspirants for LG election appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Dino Melaye is known for his famous hit track, Aje Kun iya while Ademola Adeleke is well known for his dancing moves! Both men pictured in the senate yesterday.The post Dancing Senator, Adeleke meets Singing Senator, Dino at the Senate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has expressed his sadness over Ademola Adelekes victory on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. The Senate President made this known on Wednesday shortly after he had sworn-in Adeleke as the Senator representing Osun-West. Adeleke had defected from the All Progressives Congress to run as the opposition partys flagbearer []The post Im sad Adeleke won on PDP platform Saraki appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The All Progressives Congress National Vice-Chairman (North-East), Alhaji Mustapha Salihu, said the Supreme Court judgment resolving the leadership tussle in the PDP, was not a threat to the APC. He said this at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday. The party chieftain said it didnt matter who led the PDP, the party, as []The post Sheriff or Makarfi, we dont care APC appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
An Osogbo Chief Magistrates Court in Osun State has remanded in Ilesa prison an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain , Mr Fatai Oyedele, 60, and six others over alleged breach of public peace. The other accused persons remanded are Salau Moshood, 43; Adekunle Onikole,40; Oladosu Alo, 53; Funsho Babalola, 51; Babayo Daudu, 36; and Babalola []The post APC chieftain, 6 others remanded in prison over alleged breach of peace appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspa 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams has challenged members of the group to comport themselves properly and show character befitting people of worthy organisation. Adams said that the age of today is such that whatever any one does is in the public domain because of the prevalence of the []The post Adams challenges OPC members on good conduct, upholding tenets of organisation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Politicians across different political parties in Lagos State are besieging the Yaba head office of the State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to view the list of validated and invalidated candidates released by the commission ahead of the July 22 council polls. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 100 politicians, some []The post Lagos council polls: Politicians besiege LASIEC office as commission displays candidates list appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Ni 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The Kremlin on Monday said it was unaware of a 2016 meeting between U.S. President Donald Trumps senior staff and a Russian attorney who promised to give them damaging information about Trumps challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it does not know the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and cannot keep track of every []The post Kremlin claims unaware of Russian lawyers 2016 contact with Trump Campaign appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Four lions were reported to have escaped from South Africas Kruger National Park on Sunday night. In a statement, the parks authorities said that rangers are have commenced search for the wild beasts, according to Reuters reports, were last spotted at Matsulu village in the Mpumalanga province. The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has a []The post Four lions escape from Kruger Park South Africa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
A Ghanaian-born soldier in the British Army, has been chosen by Queen Elizabeth II to be her next aide at the Buckingham Palace. 38-year-old Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah is the Queens new equerry after serving in Afghanistan and in the palace with the Household Cavalry regiment The soldier moved from Ghana to the United Kingdom []The post Ghana-born soldier becomes British monarchs first black aide appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
As a major step forward for digitalisation in Africa, Multinational Telecommunications Company, Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) has declared that construction had begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. Angola Cables in a statement made available to The Daily Times Nigeria stated that the data centre is an important next step in the []The post Angola Cables breaks digitalization ground via Brazilian Data Centre appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Barely one month before Kenyas election, the countrys Chief Justice and Kenya president appeared to have clashed over state issues. Kenyas chief justice warned President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday not to undermine public confidence in the judiciary, in an unusually sharp exchange between the two men less than a month before national elections are due. []The post Kenya President, Chief Justice clash one month to election appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
A Burundi official has revealed that eight people have been killed in a grenade attack on a bar in the countrys rural northern area. Devote Ndayizeye, the administrator of Gatara commune in the province of Kayanza where the attack took place Sunday night, was reported to have said that two of the victims died as []The post Burundi official says 8 people killed in Grenade attack appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
To reduce the burden of infectious diseases in Nigeria which reports said were on the increase, healthcare professionals in the country and their counterparts in the Diaspora, have called on Nigerians to embrace good personal hygiene and environmental practices to halt the spread of diseases like malaria, typhoid, cholera, meningitis and Ebola, among others. According []The post Good personal hygiene prevents spread of infectious diseases, by experts appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeri 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
PathCare Laboratories has emerged winner of the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) 2017. The laboratory facility won the Private Laboratory Service Provider of the Year category for the fourth time running. The NHEA, the Oscars equivalent of the Nigerian Healthcare recognition, is presented by Global Health and it is the leading Nigerian Healthcare award honouring []The post PathCare Laboratories wins Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award 2017 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Niger 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has revealed that access to modern family planning by women especially in developing countries like Nigeria is a critical tool for reducing maternal mortalityand achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1, to end poverty. The body also said it is key to ending hunger as well as promoting good maternalhealth []The post FAMILY PLANNING: Stakeholders canvass increased funding to save lives, reduce poverty appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Researchers have developed a new way to non-invasively peer into a persons arteries, detect inflammation, and possibly ward off heart disease before it becomes too severe to treat, a study said Wednesday. Heart disease is the top killer of men and women in the United States, accounting for one in four deaths nationwide. Each year, []The post New way to see artery damage before heart disease sets in appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Edo State government in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Monday said it would commence free distribution of 2.6m Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) to residents. Other partners in the net distribution exercise which is expected to commence between August 12-16 included Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Roll Back Malarial Programme []The post Malaria: Group commences distribution of insecticide nets to Edo residents appeared first on Daily Times Nige 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured the Nigeria Optometrics Association that his administration will work closely with them to ensure that children in primaries 1-6 are provided with free eye care. The Governor dropped this hint during the opening ceremony of the 41st annual National conference of the Nigeria Optometrics Association held in []The post EDSG to partner Eye experts on free eye care appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Nigerian US-based promoter and Fashionpreneur, Emeka Agu ,has set tongues wagging with his just concluded three weeks carnival-like birthday soiree. Emeka Agu who came to limelight with his luxury bracelet designs years ago diversified into lush event promotions and made resounding statements with sold out shows that had top American artistes in attendance. The promoter []The post Ace promoter, Emeka Agu, throws 3 in-1 carnival-like birthday soiree appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
As airline operators decry harsh policies For the aviation sector to be in a very good shape, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Chairman Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), Dr. Wale Babalakin have urged members of the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI) to be part of the policy making process []The post Lai Mohammed, Babalakin urge aviation pros to participate in governance appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria N 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said the Federal government is collaborating with the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation to ensure that Nigeria improves on her healthcare delivery in Africa and beyond. He stated this during a courtesy visit by the delegation of the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation []The post Nigeria committed to improved healthcare delivery Onu appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Efe Ambrose has not yet reported for pre-season training at newly promoted Scottish Premiership side Hibernian as the club prepare to sanction the erring player. The Nigeria national-teamer was given an extended vacation but has remained incommunicado since the squad started preparations for the new season, and Hibs manager Neil Lennon has strongly hinted that []The post Hibernian set to axe Efe! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Defending champion Andy Murray was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals by American 24th seed Sam Querrey on Centre Court. Querrey, 29, won 3-6 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 to become the first American to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since Andy Roddick at Wimbledon in 2009. The Briton, 30, led by a set []The post Murray crashes out of Wimbledon Open appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
No fewer than 66 Ex-agitators, including some selected youths from crisis impacted communities in the Niger Delta were on Tuesday offered scholarships to study sports management fundamentals at the Johan Cruyff Institute in Barcelona, Spain. Speaking at a press conference organized by Sia-One Sports Academy at the Uyo Township Stadium, the facilitator of the programme []The post Ex-Niger Delta agitators bag sports management scholarship appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The most potent finishers Musa Newman and Nyima Nwagua in June in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) have been listed to vie for the League Bloggers Awards (LBA). The two strikers are in line for the players award for the month of June following their impressive performance for their clubs. Akwa United striker Newman []The post Newman, Nwagua nominated for LBA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Foreign-based and locally-based athletes in different categories have stormed Abuja the Federal Capital Territory to compete in the 2017 All Nigeria Athletics Championship billed to start today at the main bowl of Abuja National Stadium. Secretary of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Amaechi Akawo said the championship is a qualifier for the 16th World []The post Athletes storm Abuja for World Ch/ships qualifiers appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that it has saved the nation over N1trillion in foreign exchange annually through its Anchor Borrower programme on agriculture. Deputy Director of CBN on Anchor Borrower Programme, Hajiya Amina Umar said that the initiative came as a lifeline for a country that was already depleted its foreign []The post Anchor Borrower saves Nigeria N1trn in forex, says CBN appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The award-winning Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel in Nigeria is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, having officially opened its door to its first guest on the 21st of April, 1987. The iconic hotel, which has through the years, hosted Royalty, Presidents, Global leaders, celebrities and other dignitaries, gathered friends, partners, clients, its board members and []The post Transcorp Hilton Abuja celebrates 30 year Anniversary appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Etisalat Nigeria has just greatly accelerated the pace of its effort to stabilize the troubled telecoms company by changing the name brand. It was exclusively gathered that the new name is 9Mobile. At an executive meeting held in Lagos two hours ago, the name 9Mobile was adopted and all staff across the country are being []The post Etisalat Nigeria gets new name, now 9Mobile telecoms appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
The Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA) have expressed strong faith in the new Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), with the belief that the ERGP will execute the plans and visions within in a sustainable manner that will positively intervene in the challenges of the organized private sector. Addressing Employers, the government and workers at []The post We strongly believe in ERGP -NECA appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
To provide maximum convenience and comfort, an application known as Mecofinder, designed to locate competent mechanics within the Lagos metropolis has been unveiled in Lagos yesterday. Speaking at the unveiling, designer of the app, Adekeye Damilare said that the essence of the Mecofinder is to connect servicemen and technicians to motorists who may need their []The post Mecofinder, App to find mechanics unveiled in Lagos appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Chief Executive Officer of MainOne Cable Company, Ms. Funke Opeke has said that the possible solution to Nigerias connectivity challenges is for the country to formulate policies that would encourage infrastructure sharing among operators. Opeke highlighted this while fielding questions from the press, recently, adding that Nigeria needed to work on a number of critical []The post Opeke gives tips on Nigerias connectivity challenges appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeri 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
Contrary to reports making the rounds in the media that the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (GMD/CEO) of Sterling Bank Plc, Mr Razak Adeyemi Adeola is about to retire from the services of the One-Customer Bank, a source close to the lender has said that Adeola has until 2019 before his retirement. Recall that the []The post Sterling Bank GMD not stepping down soon appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
July 12 saw the release of OPECs latest monthly report. In June, members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, increased their cumulative crude oil production by 393,500 barrels per day compared to the month of May, to a total of 32.61 million bpd. The biggest gainers were Libya, Nigeria, Angola, Iraq and Saudi []The post OPEC: Output growth up to 32.61 million bpd; Iraq on the offensive appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
It would take a brave person to discount the power of social media in Nigeria. From Facebook to Twitter and Instagram, these platforms have the power to make or break rich or poor alike. A finely tuned Instagram account with lots of followers could take you from sitting at a beach in a bikini to []The post Heritage Bank tops the list of best-rated banks in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Fri, 14 Jul 2017
WHEN youre on the go the last thing you want to do is slow down to recharge your phone. For many people their personal and business life revolve around their phones. But if youre lucky enough to have a bank account with the Ifie Sekibo run Heritage Bank, then you can recharge at anytime, anywhere. []The post Heritage Bank is now making it easier to buy airtime appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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