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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: Today's The Punch Newspaper Headlines [27 June, 2017].




Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 27 June, 2017.


Tue, 27 Jun 2017
In an uncharacteristically tough measure, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission issued a directive recently exempting maximum demand customers that were yet to be metered from further payment of electricity bills. Quite significantly too, the regulatory authorities forbade the electricity distribution companies from carrying out their usual threats of disconnecting such customers. This line of action [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government is seeking a loan of $5bn from the World Bank Group to boost power availability in Nigeria, investigation has shown. The World Bank had in April stated that a powerful delegation from Nigeria was in Washington DC to discuss assistance for the nation's power sector, but did not disclose [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Anna Okon The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, has stressed the importance of innovation in agriculture, as it is one way of attracting youths to the sector. The IITA acknowledged that agriculture was a wealth creator, but added that the wealth would not be created by treating agriculture the way it was treated in [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Nigeria Customs Service generated a total sum of N239.4bn in the first three months of this year, figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Finance have revealed. The amount is contained in a document showing the activities of the ministry in the last two years, which was sighted by our correspondent [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja About 25 million barrels of crude oil were shut-in at four production terminals within one month as a result of various challenges at the terminals. Specifically, the Forcados, Qua Iboe, Bonny and Bonga oil production terminals shut-in millions of crude in March 2017 due to challenges like force majeure, poor pipeline integrity, [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Femi Asu A Germany-based global solar developer, Soventix, and Gentec EPC have formed a joint venture called Soventix Hybrid Limited to develop solar projects across Nigeria. With the agreement and respective capabilities, both companies have secured a strong market position in the Nigerian solar market, according to a statement from the firms. The Founder, Gentec [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
says legislators more interested in boreholes than building highways ''No concession agreements on Lagos-Ibadan road, Niger bridge' Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday hit back at members of the National Assembly, as he argued that the lawmakers had 'stark and worrisome knowledge' about the budget of [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Stanley Opara The stocks of firms quoted on the financial services industry segment of the Nigerian stock market contributed 64.55 per cent to total equity turnover value of last week, data from the Nigerian Stock Exchange have shown. Measured by volume, the financial services stocks led the activity chart with 1.783 billion shares valued at [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Stanley Opara Indigenous petroleum marketer, Conoil Plc, has reported a gross profit of N3.318bn for the first quarter of 2017, representing 67.66 per cent earnings rise compared to N1.979bn posted in the first quarter of 2016. The improved financial performance for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, showed a revenue of N24.474bn, which is [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Stanley Opara Investment bankers in South Africa have indicated their interest in partnering companies in Nigeria, and have chosen to visit the Nigerian Stock Exchange in that respect. This is coming as the bankers commended the Lagos Business School for hosting the International Executive Development Programme for the Banking Sector and Training Authority, held in [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The Central Bank of Nigeria has embarked on sensitising members of the public across the country on its various intervention programmes aimed at enhancing the Federal Government's economic diversification programme. The CBN said the exercise would help stakeholders in the economy and members of the public to tap into the numerous opportunities offered [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has again expressed its commitment to providing simpler, smarter banking services to its teeming customers with the unveiling of three more upgraded branches across Rivers State. The unveiling ceremonies of the branches located in Bori, Kingsway Road and Aba Road areas of the state were part of a two-day programme [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Standard Alliance Insurance Plc, Mr. Bode Akinboye, speaks about the impact of recession on insurance business and how the sector can generate funds to boost investment in public infrastructure, in this interview with OYETUNJI ABIOYE How has the economic recession in the country affected activities in the insurance sector' [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Personalbanking@punchng.com In this digital age, savings accounts with different banks make sense, but it is not without its disadvantages. Managing multiple bank accounts efficiently is quite a challenging exercise as we transit from physical banking habits to Internet and mobile banking in a world that is increasingly becoming digital, according to www.mydigitalfc.com. Experts, however, advise [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Abiodun Doherty abiodundoherty@yahoo.com rental properties are one of the best real estate investments to engage in especially for someone interested in regular cash flow. Many investors are attracted by this aspect but feel constrained by the management issues that come with it. Some underestimate these challenges and decide to handle the management of their properties [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
IFE OGUNFUWA writes on some documents that are essential for entrepreneurs to keep track of their businesses keeping up-to-date records is a very important legal requirement of every business regardless of the size of the business. Business consultants note that it must be conscientiously done to identify sources of income and receipts; identify expenses paid [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
facebook Incorporated is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The social networking giant has indicated that it was willing to commit to production budgets as high as $3m per episode, in meetings with Hollywood [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
there's a saying in farm country: 'Don't ever bet against farmers.' Farmers must grow their businesses while constantly battling declining profit margins, industry incumbents with vastly more market power and the daily roller coaster of commodity prices and weather. In many ways, farmers are the ultimate entrepreneurs, constantly innovating, growing businesses by themselves and taking [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Most people think the only way and even the right way to manage money is by opening a current and/or savings account. In truth, banks offer tremendous possibilities for managing money by using more than one account. While this might seem that multiple accounts would make money management more complicated, the complete opposite is true. [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Royal Exchange Plc, said its gross written premium rose by 16 per cent to N12.5bn in 2016, from N10.8bn in 2015. A statement obtained from the firm said the Group Managing Director of the company, Alh. Auwalu Muktari, disclosed that its net premium income rose to N8.2bn from N8.1bn, while underwriting profit rose by 19 [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Ambitious Timo Werner is eyeing Confederations Cup glory with Germany and hopes his two goals against Cameroon are enough to see him start Thursday's semi-final with Mexico, AFP reports. The 21-year-old sealed the world champions' 3-1 win in Sochi with a second-half brace by heading home Joshua Kimmich's cross, then drilled in a second to [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
The Edo FA is expected to hold a memorial lecture in honour of the late former Super Eagles coach Shaibu Amodu at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, on Friday. Chairman, Edo FA, Frank Ilaboya, said veteran coach Alabi Aisien would speak at the lecture titled: The Life and Times of Shaibu Amodu. He added that [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
TYSON FURY wants to fight Anthony Joshua in front of 180,000 ' in Nigeria, The Sun reports. The two heavyweight boxers are continuing their trash-talking over a potential 'Battle of Britain' clash. And one week after the self-titled 'Gypsy King' said he 'was more Nigerian' than Joshua, Fury has hinted where he would like to [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria failed to win any medal at the 2017 African Boxing Championships, which ended in Brazzaville, Congo, on Sunday. Seven boxers consisting of five men and two women represented the country at the tournament, which served as qualifiers for the 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany. Egowa Richard lost to Moroccan [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Kazan and Sochi are gearing up for the semifinals of the Russia 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. At the Kazan Arena in Kazan on Wednesday, European champions Portugal take on South American champions Chile in the first semifinal for a place in the July 2 final of the tournament. World champions [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Akwa United coach, Abdu Maikaba, has said his team will treat Remo Stars with respect despite their position in the Premier League. Remo, who are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table, confront Akwa in Sagamu on Wednesday. Speaking ahead of the game, Maikaba said they would aim to win [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Tana Aiyejina A member of the Appeals Committee for the last National Sports Federations elections, Emmanuel Zira, has said the sports ministry is working towards reviewing the statutes of the various sports federation to create a level playing field for all candidates during subsequent federation polls. The June 13 sports federation polls in Abuja were [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece's homegrown NBA All-Star, made an emotional return to the city he grew up in and promised to help children in Greece and Africa make it in life, Reuters reports. With his brother Thanasis, who plays for the Spanish club MoraBanc Andorra, the 'Antetokounmbros' were in Athens for the launch of an Onassis [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
No fewer than 300 armwrestlers are expected to participate in a two-day trials organised by the Nigeria Armwrestling Federation to select athletes for the 8th African Armwrestling Championship, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN reports that Nigeria secured the hosting rights of the championship scheduled to hold from June 28 to July 1 at [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Thinking with You Niyi Akinnaso niyi.tlc@gmail.com At least, in the conception of Times Higher Education, a university's academic reputation or prestige in the world is the esteem or standing in which it is held in the areas of teaching and research by the global community of experienced university teachers and researchers. The world reputation rankings [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Azuka Onwuka azonwuka@yahoo.com 0809-8727-263 (sms only) Recently, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, asked that the governorship election in Anambra State as well as other elections in Nigeria be boycotted. The belief of Kanu and IPOB is that such an act would 'send a strong signal' to Nigerians that it [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Tayo Oke drtayooke@gmail.com The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria is a government agency established by an Act of the National Assembly in 2010, 'for the purpose of efficiently resolving the non-performing loan assets of banks in Nigeria; and for related matters'. The consolidation (or shrinking) of the banks in Nigeria from over 100 to just [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Michael Omisore I am hooked. I have fallen in love with a thankless vocation. I have chosen a profession not so appreciated in my part of the world. Teaching, it is called. In other parts of the world, my fellow professionals are treated like gods, but here in Nigeria, we are several levels below such [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Sinmiloluwa Omole I was not even born then, but history said this was how it started, the civil war of 1967. People went about their business on an ordinary day like this. By the time it was afternoon, neighbours who joked with one another some minutes back became sworn enemies. Friends murdered one another. Business [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Peter Dada, Akure An uncompleted two-storeyed building suspected to be a hideout of kidnappers and ritual killers was on Monday discovered in the Alagbaka area of Akure, the Ondo State capital. The building is located a few metres away from the Ondo State House of Assembly complex, behind the popular government-owned event centre, the Gani [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
no media interview with kidnapper since parade Command Afeez Hanafi Two weeks after the arrest of a notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, the police have yet to determine when the suspect will be arraigned in court. This is just as the Lagos State Police Command said it was not aware of any [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Christian Association of Nigeria has said it suspects foul play and sabotage in the fire that gutted the House on the Rock church in Abuja on Sunday. Property worth millions of naira was reportedly destroyed by fire at the church located on James Wolfesen Drive, along Airport Road, in the Federal [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
Enyioha Opara, Minna TWO policemen have been killed in a clash that broke out between members of a vigilance group and the police in Allawa town in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. The victims, Inspector Alfa Idris and Sergeant Joseph Peter, were killed when they went to the town to arrest some [] 

Tue, 27 Jun 2017
I left him for spiritual reason, says father Afeez Hanafi Ten years of life without knowing his father has affected the emotional state of Isaac Oghenekewe, a primary four pupil of Best Brains Nursery and Primary School, Ede, Osun State. It was learnt that Isaac usually burst into tears whenever his school friends basked in [] 
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