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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: Today's The Punch Newspaper Headlines [24 June, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 24 June, 2017.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Legal Practitioners' Privileges Committee has withdrawn the Senior Advocate of Nigeria rank from a lawyer, Mr. Beluolisa Nwofor, who represented the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party in the legal battle for the party's ticket ahead of last year's governorship election in Ondo State. The Sheriff faction had [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Ade Adesomoju The Supreme Court on Friday sacked the Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial District, Garba Umar, and the lawmaker representing Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Herman Hembe. In two separate judgments, the apex court ordered the two legislators to refund all the salaries and/or emoluments which they had collected while [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday dismissed a suit seeking the removal of Mr. Aminu Tambuwal as governor of Sokoto State. Justice Gabriel Kolawole held in his judgment that the suit was lacking in merit. The suit was seeking Tambuwal's removal on the basis that the All Progressives Congress' [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Barely 24 hours after the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, sacked the Commissioner for Works, Mr. Bathuel Harrison, Dr. Austin Tam-George, has resigned from his position as the State Commissioner for Information and Communication. Tam-George, who disclosed his decision to withdraw his services to the state government on Friday, said [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been trying to quell the tension arising from the quit notice by some N`orthern youths over separatist agitations in the South-East, but analysts demand more than meetings from the government, writes GBENRO ADEOYE The events of the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War, remain etched in the [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Oyetunji Abioye and Ozioma Ubabukoh As the Etisalat Nigeria's $1.2bn loan crisis continues to deepen, its United Arab Emirates-based largest shareholder, Mubadala Development Company, has pulled out of the telecommunications company. Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi state-investment fund, exited following the inability of Etisalat Nigeria to come to an acceptable agreement with a consortium of 13 [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The Federal Government on Friday commenced training of 27 unemployed graduates that were recruited as Community Tax Liaison Officers to boost tax awareness. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, made this known to journalists after her meeting with the graduates currently undergoing their training at the Federal Treasury Academy, Abuja She said that the [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt SINCE 2006 when a group of militants wrote a letter to the contractor handling the expansion of the popular Liberation Stadium, now Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, the project has remained uncompleted till date. The contractor, a Chinese firm, China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, was awarded the contract by [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The Bank of Industry and the government of Ebonyi State on Friday agreed to set up a N2bn fund for the development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the state. The agreement for the N2bn fund was finalised by the Managing Director of the BoI, Mr. Kayode Pitan, and the Governor of Ebonyi [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Defunct Leventis United chairman, John Mastoroudes, who clocked 70 recently, spoke to journalists on how he built one of Nigeria's greatest sides, his Greek-Nigerian connection, MKO Abiola and more. 'TANA AIYEJINA was there Congratulations on your 70th birthday. How does it feel to be 70' I think I have been a very fortunate person. Therefore, [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Idris Adesina Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma, has said he is aware of the danger posed by visiting Shooting Stars in their Premier League match at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, on Saturday. The Pride of Rivers host the Oluyole Warriors with a point separating them. Rivers are 16th with 30 points while Shooting [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa The National Assembly has commenced an investigation into an alleged breach of expatriate quota by the management of ExxonMobil Nigeria. The action was reportedly prompted by the allegation levelled against the company by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria over the sacking of some Nigerian workers and replaced with [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Defending champions, First Bank Basketball Club opened the third phase of the 2017 Zenith Bank Women Premier League with a 112-62 defeat of IGP Queens in Asaba, Delta State, on Friday. The Bankers, who recorded their first victory on Thursday with a walkover against Benue Queens, were ruthless throughout the encounter. They top Group A [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
A talent development expert and Proprietress of Halifield School, Mrs. Halima Oke, has emphasised the importance of skill development, saying parents need to discover early and develop their children's skills. She said that beyond the academic work, parents must pay attention to developing the inborn skill of their children in order to prepare them for [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Stakeholders have said that the country's aviation industry may attain the highest global safety rating by the end of 2017, going by current developments. In January, the country rose to Level 3 of the State Safety Programme implementation process, a categorisation of the International Civil Aviation Organisation that tracks the SSP implementation process [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
The NNPC/SNEPCO tennis tournament, which took place at the tennis section of the Ikoyi Club 1938 came to a close last weekend after six days of thrilling tennis from participants. In the men's singles A final, Gbenga Familoni defeated number one seed, Nishant Abbi in two straight sets 6-4, 7-6 while Kunle Ogunkoya beat Femi [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Ex-Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike may remain in Turkey as Sivasspor and Goztepe have shown interest to sign him, according to media reports in Turkey. The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer is interested in moving to England from Fenerbahce, but with the interest from the newly-promoted Super Lig side Sivasspor, Emenike may still play [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe has completed a move to Chinese club Beijing Enterprises, Goal reports. The former Everton striker made 18 appearances in the Premier League under David Moyes but was let go following the club's relegation. The forward ' who was released by the Black Cats following their relegation from the Premier League ' [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Idris Adesina Five players of Nigerian descent were among the talented basketballers selected with the 2017 NBA Draft on late on Thursday. According to the draft, Ogugua Anunoby was picked by Toronto Raptors, who are headed by a former Nigeria international Masai Ujiri and Jesusemilore Ojeleye was the 37th pick of the event for the [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria defender, Juwon Oshaniwa, faces the exit door at Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian. The 26-year-old left-back has fallen out of favour at Tynecastle and has failed to make a single first-team appearance in one year; further fuelling reports that talks with the Edinburgh club will be centred on ending their [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Director, Golden Bunch School, Yaba, Lagos, Mrs. Modupe Ogundimu, has said the school honoured fathers with a novelty match recently to further establish the bond between fathers and their kids. The match, which was also to commemorate this year's Fathers' Day, took place at St. Finbarr's College Sports Field, Akoka. 'It was lined up to [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Kunle Falayi When news broke that suspected notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike (AKA Evans) had been arrested in Lagos by the police on June 10, many people celebrated the security agencies that made it happen. But far less known was the celebration it produced in the compound of the Iloenyosi family of Abagana, Anambra State. [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Tunde Ajaja and Afeez Hanafi A middle-aged man, Ailabogie Aikpaojie, arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for unlawful possession of firearms ' three pump action single barrelled guns and 250 live cartridges ' has said that he bought the arms and ammunition from the state police command. Speaking to journalists after he and several [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Success Nwogu and Gbenga Odogun The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has announced the arrest of 166 and 151 suspects and the seizure of 4,771.65kg and 3,498.035kg of drugs by the Kwara and Kogi state commands respectively. Kwara State NDLEA Commandant, Mr. Ona Ogilegwu, said 152 males and 14 females were arrested for drug- related [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Friday Amobi, Port Harcourt A blind man, Thompson Iroulo, has threatened legal action against Pamo Clinic and Hospital Limited for allegedly violating his rights. Iroulo disclosed this in Port Harcourt on Frtiday while addressing newsmen on his alleged abandonment by the clinic where he was serving before he became blind. He claimed that the management [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Residents of Ogoja in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State on Friday protested against the rise of gangster killings and other cult related activities in the area. At least five persons have been brutally murdered in public in the last few weeks following clashes between rival cult groups in the [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Three armed robbery suspects refused to be paraded before newsmen on Friday after they were arrested by a team of policemen from the State Police Command attached to the Rumuolumeni Police Station. The trio identified as Charles Harry, John James and Frank Anyaegbulem, gave policemen a tough time as they vowed [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Etim Ekpimah, Uyo A group of armed men in Ife, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, have killed a preacher, popularly known as Nnamani. The hoodlums also shot and chopped off one Sunday Akpan's left buttock. It was learnt that the village hooligans had threatened few days earlier to deal with the [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A 41-year-old woman, Victoria Oshi, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by a High Court in Oyo State for trafficking three girls from Enugu State to work as commercial sex workers. It was learnt that Oshi lured the victims ' two teenagers and one 20-year-old ' to Ogbomosho, Oyo State, sometime [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A dismissed soldier, John Andrew, believed to be part of a syndicate that specialises in snatching vehicles with master keys, has confessed that there is no kind of vehicle he cannot open. Andrew, a confessed serial car snatcher, made the startling revelation during his parade at the headquarters of the Bayelsa State [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Many years ago, before they even thought of having a glint of spotlight directed at them, these singers adorned themselves in cassocks every Sunday and lined up inconspicuously with their counterparts as they rendered hymns and praises to God. Fast forward to today and they are the toast of the society with thousands of fans [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
with Ademola Olonilua The Hallelujah Challenge is a brain child of gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey. In essence, the singer streams an hour of praise and worship on his Instagram page and enjoins others to fellowship with him for an hour between 12am and 1am. The one month programme caught on like wild fire and in [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
with Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch 08116759809 Popular actor, Yomi Fash Lanso is currently not happy with Nigerian pastors and he vented his anger when Saturday Beats caught up with him at an event recently. The actor noted that the lifestyle of Nigerian pastors is appalling and he was amazed at the way [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
with Ademola Olonilua Limpopo singer, Kcee, is unarguably one Nigerian star who loves to flaunt his wealth on social media and he is very unapologetic about his actions. In a recent chat, the singer gave an insight into his background and made it known that he did not always have things very easy for him. [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
with Ademola Olonilua The role of Miss Peye in the hilarious family sitcom, Papa Ajasco, had been played by Bolatito Sowunmi for about a decade. Recently, the young lady decided to call it quits with the blessings of her boss. In a chat with Saturday Beats, she explained why she decided to throw in the [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Winner of the maiden edition of Miss Independence Anambra Beauty Pageant in 2014 and runner up at the 2015 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Chizoba Ejike, has called for more support for the underprivileged in the society. The soft-spoken damsel made the call in Awka, capital of Anambra State, during a charity [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
with Ademola Olonilua The second season of dance competition, 'Forward Dance Championship' ended on a high note and it was witnessed by numerous students from various secondary schools in Lagos. The championship is aimed at developing and promoting art in public secondary schools and sponsored by Corporate Dance World, VO3 Designs, and Maltina. The competition [] 

Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Popular hit maker, Innocent 2baba Idibia has described the fraud case which led to Dammy Krane's arrest as a case of implication. Tuface maintained that Dammy Krane, who was formerly signed on his Hypertek record label was just caught up in something he knew nothing about. Dammy was arrested in Miami on June 1st, for [] 
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