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Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 15 August, 2017.
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Two major cult groups in Emohua local government area of Rivers state whose clashes have provoked frequent killings and beheading of rival members have signed a peace accord. The leaders of the groups signed the peace agreement in Port Harcourt to halt all forms of hostilities and criminality in the area. One of the cult []The post Warring cult groups in Rivers sign peace accord appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The National Leadership of the Host Communities of Nigeria (HOSTCOM Producing Oil &Gas), yesterday, called on the Presidential Adviser on Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen.Paul Boroh to hands-off the pipeline surveillance contract or face the wrought of the People, just as they lambasted him for his statement that ex-kidnappers would be engaged in pipeline surveillance. Addressing []The post HOSTCOM threatens sanctions over pipeline surveillance contract appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nig 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Nigerian youths have all been urged to take part in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, or else, run the risk of disappointing their generation. The call was made recently during a youth forum organised by the International Youth Council at the University of Lagos. During this forum which grouped together activists and students []The post Body urges youths to rise against terrorism appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The blames over current apathy that characterize registration and actual voting in Abia State and the entire South East have been heaped on the head of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in the state and the country at large. The blames came from participants at a one day workshop on Citizens Conversation with Elected Public []The post Blame INEC over apathy on voter registration stakeholders appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Ikot Effanga Mkpa community in Calabar Municipal Council was almost being extinct due to erosion that had eaten the area since 2012. Already about 100 houses have given way for erosion while property estimated at several billions of naira have been destroyed. Some of the remaining estates are under threat of submerging due to the []The post Erosion menace threatens community in Cross River appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Kwara Independent Electoral Commission (KWASEIC) has said that it will not use the card reader machines for the conduct of the forthcoming election into the 16 local government councils slated for 4, November. The chairman of the commission, Dr. AbdukRahman Ajidagba, disclosed this in a maiden meeting with representatives of registered political parties at []The post Kwara LG poll: Electoral body jettisons use of card reader appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Academic activities grounded at UI, UNICAL, others Other ASUU chapters to join today in solidarity UNN workers, management in show down over allowances Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in most universities across the country late Monday afternoon complied with the directive of the national leadership of the union []The post ASUU strike: Varsity chapters comply with directive appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler says with the introduction of Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), no Nigerian can evade tax payment again. Fowler said this at the 138th Quarterly Meeting of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) on Monday, in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reports that []The post No Nigerian can evade tax payment with VAIDS FIRS boss appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
There is strong suspicion that some chicken meat imported into some African countries from Belgian may have been contaminated with the hazardous insecticide fipronil, the general-secretary of the National Association of Egg Traders (NVE), Johan Bosch, said on Monday. News of the egg contamination scandal has been gaining momentum in the European Union following the []The post Chicken imported from Belgium may be contaminated by insecticide appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
*Elects Adjoto as new Speaker The Edo State House of Assembly on Monday impeached its Speaker, Justin Okonoboh; the deputy Speaker, Elizabeth Ativie; and the majority leader, Foly Ogedengbe, accusing the principal officers of running the house like a private entity. The House quickly elected Kabir Adjoto (APC) representing Akoko-Edo constituency 1 as the substantive []The post Why Edo lawmakers impeached Speaker, deputy, majority leader appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Ni 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, said that Niger has the capacity to produce varieties of food crops that will feed the African continent. Osinbajo said this while declaring open, a two-day Niger State Economic Submit with the theme Impact Investment for Advancing Agricultural Economy and Innovation, in Minna, the capital of the state. The []The post Economic summit: Niger has capacity to feed Africa Osinbajo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Presidency, on Monday took a swipe at former President Goodluck Jonathans claims on governance, describing his administration as the worst in the history of the country. The presidency further reminded Jonathan that what he handed to President Muhammadu Buhari was an economy ravaged by years of mismanagement and corruption in 2015. Jonathan had on []The post Presidency to Jonathan: You left mismanaged, corrupt economy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspaper 

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017
In a recent series of viral videos, the President of the Young Yorubas for Freedom, Adeyinka Grandson, made a controversial call for organised violence in the pursuit of Oduduwa Republic. He shares his motivation with TOBI AWORINDE Who is Adeyinka Grandson’ I had two grandfathers. The first was an Akoko-Yoruba, while the other was a []The post Adeyinka Grandson: Well Use Chemical Weapons On FG If Odua Nation Isnt Granted appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newsp 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra have embarked on a door-to-door campaign in Port Harcourt distributing flyers calling on people to prepare for an impending referendum. An IPOB member who was distributing the flyers in D-Line, Port Harcourt, said that the referendum was imminent. When told that the Nigerian Constitution does not recognise a []The post IPOB sensitises for referendum in Port Harcourt appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday commenced an indefinite nationwide strike to press home lecturers demand for improved welfare and working conditions in the universities. Details later.The post ASUU begins indefinite strike nationwide appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade was conspicuous absent at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention held in Abuja at the weekend; the first national gathering of the party since the Supreme Court judgement delivered in favour of Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the National Caretaker Committee Chairman. But Ayades Chief Press Secretary, Mr []The post Ayade Aides defends governors absent at PDP Convention appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Some traditional rulers in Anambra State have urged Igbos to take advantage of the quit notice issued to Igbos resident in the northern Nigeria by Arewa Youths to begin to invest in their home states. According to Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo, the traditional ruler of Nawfia in Njikoka Local Government Area, Igbos living outside the southeast []The post Arewa Quit Notice: Traditional Rulers Want Igbos To Invest In Southeast appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Nigerias Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu has dissociated himself from fake campaign posters purporting to show him in the running for the 2019 governorship elections in his home Delta State, sighted in Abuja. In a press statement issued by the media office of the ministry, Kachikwu claimed to have absolutely no knowledge []The post Kachikwu calls fake Delta 2019 campaign posters a distraction appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Kaduna State Commissioner for Stakeholders Relations, Shehu Balarabe Giwa and Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Samaila Aruwan today addressed Pro Buhari Supporters rally in Kaduna during their visit to Sir Kashim Ibrahim House to show their support for President Buharis fight against corruption and their support for Gov El-Rufai led administration. The youths were []The post We Support Buhari To Stay In Office, Not To Step Down: Kaduna Youths Protest appeared first on Daily Times Ni 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Dr. Justin Okonoboh has being removed as the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly. New Speaker is Kabiru Adjoto(Akoko-Edo I) New Deputy Speaker is Victor Edoror(Esan Central) New Majority Leader is Asoro Roland (Orhionmwon II).The post Kabiru Adjoto Is New Edo House Speaker appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
ELECTS ADJOTO NEW HouseSPEAKER Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly Justin Okonoboh, the deputy speaker, Elizabeth Ativie and the majority leader, Foly Ogedengbe were on Monday morning impeached. The House however elected Kabir Adjoto (APC) representing Akoko-Edo constituency 1 as the substantive speaker, victor Edoror , the former speaker representing Esan Central constituency as []The post UPDATED: Edo State Speaker, Deputy, Majority Leader Impeached appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Ni 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The senior special assistant to Gov. Obiano on social media, Mr. Ifeanyi Aniagoh, Sunday, said that the alleged Assemblies of God church attack in Onitsha is nothing but a falsified report. He said that nothing like that happened except an attack on policemen along Oguta road in Onitsha. In his words, No Church Attack in []The post Assemblies Of God Church Was Not Attacked In Onitsha Anambra Government appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Forces within and outside the House of Representatives failed to get the lower chamber to set up a medical panel on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, Daily Trust has learnt. Sources told Daily Trust yesterday in Abuja that the forces had wanted the panel to be made up of six members one each []The post How Plot Against Buhari Failed At House Of Reps appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Lately, theres been several calls from different quarters calling for the re-arrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu but this weekend, leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB said that it will vehemently resist any attempt or plan by the Buhari-led Federal Government to re-arrest him. In a statement []The post We will resist any plan to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu MASSOB appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
China says it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore, fish and other goods on September 5 under U.N. sanctions imposed over the Norths nuclear program The impending war between US and North Korea is heating up. The decision was announced on Monday after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President []The post China Bans North Korean Iron, Seafood Imports appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Irony was at its cruellest moment on Saturday, August 12, 2017, as Usain Leo Bolts career ended in heartbreak! The sprinter pulled up hurt in his final competitive race to end, in a cry of pain and agony; a decade of dominance that is unrivalled in the history of track and field. Bolt failed to []The post The rise and sorry farewell of Bolt! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
23-year-old Amanda McLaughlin from the US, who is suffering from persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) which keeps her constantly sexually aroused has spoken on her struggles with the condition. The young lady spoke to BCC, as part of a documentary for Threes Living Differently, where she also revealed that she begs her fiance JoJo for []The post Woman suffering from a rare disorder which keeps her constantly sexually aroused reveals she begs her partner for sex everyday appeared first on D 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babtunde Ipaye, has said that the residents of the state would soon benefit from free eye surgical operation and issuance of recommended glasses to those with sight problems. Ipaye made this known while flagging off a week programme put together by The Collectives a community based project that []The post Ogun residents to enjoy free eye surgical operation appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Ogun State Government on Sunday said that the number of suspected contacts of the Lassa fever had risen to 106 If you are resident in Ogun state or planning to visit local council areas; it is important that you monitor your personal hygiene and the environment closely. The Commissioner for Health in Ogun state, []The post Lassa Fever Contacts Rises To 106 In Ogun appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday, reserved judgment in an appeal brought by Senator George Sekibo, representing Rivers East constituency at the National Assembly, challenging the propriety of his removal. The court reserved the judgment after counsel representing parties in the suit adopted their respective written briefs of their arguments. The Rivers State []The post A Court reserves judgment on Sen. Sekibos appeal appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspape 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Managing Director , Nigerian Petroleum Marketing Company; (NPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Umar Ajiya has outlined reasons for NIPCOs pivotal role in petroleum products storage and distribution across the country. NPMC is an offshoot of the defunct Petroleum Products Marketing Company [PPMC] charged with the primary role of []The post NIPCO MD gives reasons for firms role in fuel distribution chain appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria N 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
A three time member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP), Hon Jerry Kumdisi has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party in the state with hundreds of his loyalists. Kumdisi who represented the Gombi constituency in the State and who was also []The post Ex-PDP governorship aspirant, defects to APC with hundreds of supporters in Adamawa appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Brig.General Idada Ikponmwen (Rtd) is a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army and the lead prosecutor in the trial of five Admirals over the missing MT African Pride. In this interview with some journalists, Idada who is also a prominent leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) says it is rubbish to assume []The post Without fairness and equity for all, Nigeria can break up-Idada appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The oil market is still on track to re-balance, although the pace is stubborn and will still take some time, the International Energy Agency( IEA) said in a new report. Market sentiment has been fickle throughout summer, and despite the recent plateauing of oil prices, the IEA reassured everyone in its new monthly report that []The post Will oil markets re-balance before OPEC deal expires’ appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The National Union of Chemical Footwear Rubber Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE) has vowed to resist further outsourcing and casualisation in the chemical sector by employers. Its President, Goke Olatunji, underpinned the trend to a deliberate attempt by some employers in outlawing employee unionism. He stressed that the practice negates the International Labour Organisations, []The post Union to tackle employers over rising casualisation appeared first on Daily Times Nig 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has washed his hands off some campaign posters purportedly linked to him. A statement by the office of the minister said, Our attention has been drawn to fake campaign posters of the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu for the 2019 []The post Kachikwu dissociates self from campaign posters appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Nigerian ex-international and former captain of the Super Eagles, Austin Jay -Jay Okocha, who was born in 1973, is 44 today, August 14, 2017. He was born in Enugu to parents who are originally from Delta State. The super star attacking midfielder started his football career with Enugu Rangers in 1990 at the age of []The post Legendary Nigerian footballer, Jay -Jay Okocha turns 44 today appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Alli, Davies down 10-man Newcastle! Jonjo Shelveys moment of petulance was punished by Dele Alli and Ben Davies as Tottenham opened their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win over 10-man Newcastle United at St James Park. It was a pleasing result for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has fielded difficult questions following Tottenhams absence []The post Sports Brief appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Manchester City have signed Nigeria striker Olarenwaju Kayode from Austria Vienna on a four year deal and have immediately loaned out the Super Eagles striker to Spanish side Girona. The 24-year-old finished as the top scorer in Austrias top flight last season with 17 goals in 33 games. Kayode, who was also reportedly linked with []The post Man City sign Kayode, loan Eagles star to Girona appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Romelu Lukaku announced his arrival at Old Trafford by scoring twice on his Premier League debut for Manchester United on Sunday, as they hammered West Ham 4-0. Jose Mourinhos team were a constant threat against a poor Hammers side, offering excitement and encouragement to their supporters on the opening weekend of the new Premier League []The post Lukaku hero as Red Devils hammer West Ham appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has expressed disappointment in a recent media report in which the Chairman, Senate House Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba took a swipe at the Minister over allegations of financial recklessness. Barrister Dalung said that the statement credited to Ogba was just another attempt to dance []The post Dalung faults Ogba on media attacks appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
In order to halt the incessant building collapse and other structures in Lagos State, the State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMIRA) has decommissioned over 95 telecommunications masts and towers across the state. The agency said it has also identified 20 others for decommissioning over illegal installation and non-compliant to regulatory standards. LASIMIRA said it []The post Lagos decommissions over 95 illegal installed telecom masts appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Lagos state government on Monday announced the closure of the N85.14bn Series 2 Bond Issuance geared towards improving the physical and social infrastructure in the State. Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, in a statement, said the Bond was issued in two tranches of N46.37 bn ,16.75 percent Tranche 1 maturing August 2024 and the []The post Lagos closes N85.14bn series 2 bond issuance programme appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
.Sets up task force prosecute offenders .More masts to go In order to halt the incessant building collapse and other structures in Lagos State, the State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMIRA) has decommissioned over 95 telecommunications masts and towers across the state. The agency said it has also identified 20 others for decommissioning over []The post Lagos decommissions over 95 illegal installed telecom masts appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nig 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
*Warns service providers to comply or face severe sanctions Worried by the increasing threat to the nations security and economy following the use of pre-registered Subscriber Information Module (SIM) cards, the Nigerian Communication Commission has asked all the telecom providers in the country to immediately block all such pre-registered SIM cards. The NCC, while taking []The post NCC orders blockage of SIM cards used by kidnappers, fraudsters, others appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nig 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The controversy surrounding the Government Technology Co-chair has been laid to rest following the recent visit by a high powered delegation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) led by the Co-Chair, Technology and Innovation OGP Nigeria, Honourable Ejike Njeze to the Director General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami (FBCS) []The post NITDA hosts Open Govt Partnership Forum, ends co-chair controversy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. N 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Zenith Bank has assured its readiness to sponsor more Nigerian students to participate in the annual Microsoft Office Specialist Championship. The annual Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is a global competition that tests students skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Group Managing Director, Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Peter Amangbo, gave the pledge when he []The post Zenith Bank set to sponsor students in global Microsoft championship appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nig 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an arm of the United Nations for Information and Communication Yechnologies (ICTs) has declared in its 2017 Facts & Figures released that 830 million young people are online. The figure represents 80 per cent of the youth population in 104 countries; and an indication that youths (15-24 year olds) are []The post ITU declares 80% youth online in 104 countries appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
Cellulant Nigeria is collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation & Livestock in Afghanistan to commence the process of establishing a market-based input distribution technology. The aim of this Cellulants, eWallet technology is to help boost Afghanistans Agricultural sector in general and bolster the countrys drive for self-sufficiency in wheat production. Afghanistan will be the []The post Cellulant Nigeria exports e-Wallet to Afghanistan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. 

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