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


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 17 December, 2017.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a well-run regional mechanism for the evacuation, resettlement and empowerment of stranded citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) abroad. Buhari, who harped on the consequences of irregular migration on young men, women and on economies, as well as, consequences of drug trafficking and capital flight on the region, contended that it is imperative that urgent action be taken to address these challenges. In his remarks at the 52nd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of the ECOWAS, yesterday in Abuja, Buhari informed the heads of government that he has instructed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of Nigeria to speed up the evacuation of citizens stranded in Libya and facilitate their resettlement. While announcing that returnees have been receiving needed support, even from state governments and non-governmental organisations, he added, “In collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), we in Nigeria have been evacuating our compatriots, who are stranded in Libya. “In West Africa, we live with constant threat of violent terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, AQIM and Al-Qaida. Nearly every week, we see and hear the horror of human trafficking perpetrated by trans-border syndicates, who lure our youths to slavery through irregular migration,” he stated. The President, who spoke of the need to step up dialogue with European partners as part of efforts made by ECOWAS to jointly address the challenge, which affects all, stressed that long-term solutions to these challenges are to create conditions of peace and security in countries and sustainable development of economies.


Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Completes 18 projects The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has completed over 18 high voltage transformers to facilitate the evacuation of 1,100 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid by January 2018. The Interim Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr Usman Gur Mohammed disclosed this Friday during a tour of []The post TCN adds 1,100 MW to the grid appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Further hearing in a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking final forfeiture of $4.760 million two Penthouses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been fixed by a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun on Friday fixed February 12, 2018 due to non []The post Assets forfeiture: Diezani goes back to Court Feb 18 appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that a total of 1,317 Nigerians have been repatriated from Libya in the last 10 days. The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 116 Nigerians who arrived the country on Friday morning. The new set of returnees arrived []The post NEMA repatriates 1, 317 from Libya in 10 days DG appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
.Demand compensation Three Communities in Umuahia North Local Government, Abia state have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ask the security agencies to help them in locating the whereabouts of their monarch, his wife as well as the leader of the proscribed indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who were alleged to have been missing since []The post Abia communities petition Buhari over missing monarch, wife appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday tasked the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission on the need for accountability and good neighbourliness in both the sub-region, and on the African continent. Buhari stated this on Friday at the State House, Abuja, with the two []The post Buhari tasks ECOWAS, AU on accountability, co-existence appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The House of Representatives committee on Public petition investigating allegations of corruption against the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere, as well as Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court, Abuja and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ricky Tafa, has summoned the trio to appear before it on Tuesday []The post Alleged Bribery: House of Rep Summons Nsima Ekere, Ricky Tafa, others appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Ne 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
A newly inaugurated group-Non-Yoruba Indigenes of All Progressive Congress Forum (NYIAF), the political arm of Non Indigenes in Ogun State Zone has commended Governor Ibikunle Amosun for the efforts the governor has put to see that the state moves to the next level. The group also warned that, come 2019, there is need to check []The post NYIAF commends Gov. Amosun, cautions on imposition of candidates appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
A lecturer with Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra East Local Government Area, Anambra State, Chinwe Valentiia Ohagba, has cried out to Governor Willie Obiano to come to her aid. Ohagba who alleged that the Provost of the College, Dr (Mrs.) Ego Uzoezie terminated her appointment after journalists made inquiry into the arrears of []The post Lecturer owed 35 months cries out to Obiano appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has debunked the allegation that its Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, had ever stated in any fora that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, directed the Corporation to keep the sum of N50billion away from the Treasury Single Account (TSA). In a press statement []The post Kyari didnt direct NNPC to keep N50b from TSA Baru appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The Supreme Court on Friday gave nod to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute Yanaty Petrochemical limited over N1, 840, 768, 720 petroleum subsidy fraud allegedly committed in March 2011. The apex court in a unanimous judgment dismissed the appeal filed by the firm and added that the trial court []The post N1.8bn subsidy fraud: EFCC gets Supreme Court nod to probe, prosecute Yanaty Petrochemical appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, of the Adoration Ministry, has declared that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is the new blessing for Nigeria. He said Abubakar has what it takes to put a smile on Nigerians suffering different marginalization, if given the opportunity to rule the country in 2019. Speaking in Enugu, according to a report []The post Mbaka reveals why ex-VP Atiku should be Nigerias next president appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016, the National President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Prof. Mike Ogirima has revealed. He said more doctors have already joined the migration train this year, but no definite number was given about the exit, although, according to NAN 500 doctors sat for qualifying foreign medical exams to []The post 300 Nigerian doctors leave country for better work environment abroad in 2016, says NMA president appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
* Tasks oil companies on effective local content implementation The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Local Content, Mr Emmanuel Ekon on Wednesday, commended Dangote Group for its huge investment refinery and petrochemical, which is geared towards improving the socio-economic development of the nation. Ekon gave the commendation during the House Committee on Local Content []The post $18 bn Dangote refinery: Reps support project, promises to deepen local content law appeared first o 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor, has described the decision to withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency as a means by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government to fund President Muhammadu Buharis re-election in 2019, according to report by Premium Times. For posterity sake, I wish to []The post Nigerian govt withdrawing $1bn excess crude money to fund Buharis reelection, Fayose reveals appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
No fewer than 10,000 youths and women have benefited from the skills acquisition training programme under Future Assured, a pet project of the Wife of President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, and have become owners of various businesses and entrepreneurs. Mrs Buhari stated this on Thursday in Bauchi at a ceremony to roundup the training of []The post Aisha Buhari empowers 1,000 youths and women in Bauchi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, on Thursday disclosed that it recorded new national peak electricity transmission capacity of 5,155.9 Mega Watt, MW, on December 8. The Interim Managing Director of TCN, Usman Gur-Mohammed, made the disclosure at an interaction with journalists in Abuja. Mr. Gur-Mohammed said the new record exceeded previous national peak record []The post Nigeria Transmits 5,156MW Electricity, Highest Ever Official appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News fr 
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