NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 JULY, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 15 July, 2017.

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he would have burnt his Peoples Democratic Party's membership card and flag if Senator Ali Modu Sheriff had won at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Fayose, who is also the Chairman, PDP Governors' Forum, said he went to court with the intention of destroying his PDP [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that the party has been returned to those he described as treasury looters. He also denied media reports (not in The PUNCH) that he had congratulated the Chairman of the party's National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, over [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Cross River State House of Assembly on Friday declared the seat of the lawmaker representing Obubra Constituency II, Mr. Elucate Ekom, vacant for defecting to the All Progressives Congress. Before Ekom's defection, all 25 members of the House of Assembly belonged to the Peoples Democratic Party. Ekom was said to have [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
The general view is that the lingering face-off between the Presidency and the Senate has to be quickly resolved if the All Progressives Congress-led administration must deliver its campaign promise of change to Nigerians, writes JESUSEGUN ALAGBE Ideally, once the executive and the legislative arms of government are run by politicians of the same party, [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Oando Nigeria Plc is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over observed malpractices in the company's financial statements. The investigation was reported to have been triggered by the petition filed by some foreign investors over the shareholding structure following the $1.65bn paid by Oando for the acquisition of the oil production assets of [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that the Pension Reform Act and the Contributory Pension Scheme have been beneficial to the government by supporting economic reforms and stopping the growth of pension liabilities in the country. Ambode said this while reiterating state government's full commitment to pension reforms at the opening session of [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
In continuation of its tax enforcement efforts, the Federal Inland Revenue Service on Friday sealed off the premises of tax-owing companies in Abuja. Among those shut is an educational facility, Fanaks International Schools in the Asokoro area of the Federal Capital Territory. The school allegedly owes a total of N976,133.57 in Company Income Tax, Education [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday commenced the release of cars to the first set of winners of its online auction of seized and condemned items at the Idiroko Border in Ogun State. The Assistant Comptroller General of Customs in charge of Zone A (South West), Monday Abueh, who supervised the handover of the vehicles [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
A former President of the All Nigerians American Congress, Chief Temitope Ajayi, has said that Nigerians in the Diaspora and a technology and agricultural giant, Silicon Valley of the United States, will be investing over $100bn annually in the country's economy with the establishment of the Diaspora Commission. She stated that the Nigerians living abroad [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has almost completed the process of engaging an international consultancy company to carry out an appropriate optimisation study, which will serve as a benchmark for all future dredging operations towards having better navigable channels. The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Usman, who stated this in Abuja, also promised to [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Alex Iwobi has revealed how England failed in a last-ditch bid to switch countries back from Nigeria. The Arsenal midfielder, 21, played in Three Lions youth teams before deciding to play international football for the country where he was born. He said, 'As I was about to play my first match for Nigeria, Roy Hodgson [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho has made a 'great decision' to leave Manchester City as the young striker nears a move to Leicester City. That is the view of Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha, who hopes Iheanacho will get the chance to establish himself as a regular start in the Premier League. Leicester are confident of completing the signing [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Celebrated domestic league star and former international, Victor Ezeji, has charged corporate organisations to emulate Eunisell by investing in Nigerian clubs. Eunisell, a leading global chemical and specialty fluid management company supplying key products and solutions to a wide base of customers in Africa, is the front-of-shirt sponsor of Rivers United, who campaigned in the [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
The 17th Governor's Cup Lagos Tennis Championship will take place from October 6 to 21, the International Tennis Federation has said. The Nigeria Tennis Federation said in a statement on Friday that the world tennis governing body has approved the dates for the competition, adding that the NTF in conjunction with the Local Organising Committee [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick and Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr visited ailing Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on Saturday in England. Ikeme, who made his Super Eagles debut in September 2015 in Tanzania, has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia and has already started treatment. There has been an outpouring of love and [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Manchester City have completed the signing of Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker for an initial 45m. Walker, who has 27 caps and spent eight seasons at Spurs has signed a five-year deal with City. The deal, which comes to 50m including 5m of add-ons, could make him the most expensive English player ever. 'I [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Female tennis players 'love Andy Murray' as he has 'spoken up for women's issues', says seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams. A journalist in a news conference said Sam Querrey was the first US player to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since 2009 after beating Murray on Wednesday. The Briton corrected him by replying 'male player', [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
In her 20th Wimbledon, Venus Williams is on the verge of what could be her most meaningful victory. That is quite a statement about a player who has won seven major singles titles and four Olympic gold medals, and who played a critical role in securing equal prize money for women at Wimbledon in 2007. [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
CENTRE Court was transformed into a torture chamber for hapless Magdalena Rybarikova as Spanish speedster Garbine Muguruza clinched her second final appearance in three years. And the former French Open winner claims she's better equipped to face Venus Williams than she was when losing in straight sets to her sister Serena in 2015. 'I feel [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri A 20-year-old woman, Chioma Fidelis, has confessed to selling her two months old son, Favour Fidelis, for a half bag of rice, three chairs, cement and the sum of N200,000. Speaking to newsmen on Friday when she was paraded alongside her accomplices by the police in Imo State, the 20-year-old woman said [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
He gave me tablets for abortion' Fourteen-year-old Daniella wrung her hands nervously, looking down at the foot mat in the car in which she shared her story with our correspondent. The strange place became necessary because she was only willing to share her story away from the earshot of her step-father, 37-year-old Francis Okezie. Few [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
A 37-year-old woman, Bukola Ogun, said she planned her own kidnap in order to scare her husband into relocating her and children to the United States. The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, said while parading the suspect and others at the state police headquarters in Ibadan on Friday that Ogun conspired with three [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
A banker, who only gave his name as Kingsley, has lamented the loss of his newly wedded wife, Adaoma, to gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. Adaoma and her husband were abducted on June 11, 2017 while on their way back to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, from Ekpoma, Esan-West in Edo State. The deceased [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Civil Service in Osun State has been thrown into mourning following the abduction and killing of the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor, Osun State, Mrs. Olufunke Kolawole on Thursday. Our correspondent gathered that the deceased was travelling to Abuja from Osogbo on an official assignment on [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Indigenous rapper, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as Baddo by his numerous fans has successfully built a reputable brand. Whether you are interested in hearing it or not, the rap artiste is always quick to note that he is the voice of the street to the extent that he even released a song titled, 'Voice of [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
It was an eclectic mix of the old and new at the Abeokuta edition of the ongoing nationwide comedy tour, Glo Laffta Fest over the weekend as promising comedians put up brilliant performances alongside accomplished humour merchants led by Godwin Komone popularly called Gordons. Aside from Gordons, other established comedians who performed on the massive [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
In 2012, pop sensation, Davido, hit the limelight with his hit song, 'Dami Duro.' With this song, he wormed his way into the hearts of the Nigerian music lovers. However, in the chorus of the song, he made a statement referring to the dance step of a certain 'Baba Shina Rambo' but not many people [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Most religious doctrines preach that there is blessing for children who respect their parents. Luckily for ace comedian, Omobaba, running an errand for his parents literally changed his life. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the comedian who doubles as a singer said that his life changed while he was going to buy kerosene for [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Veteran Musicians like King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (KWAM1), Sir Shina Peters and Puffy Tee are among those that will mentor the 40 Ariya Repete quarter finalists at the Ariya Repete Academy. This is part of the ongoing Ariya Repete initiative, an expanded music talent hunt for Fuji and Juju artistes organised by Goldberg, from the [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
While some celebrities would want to hide their humble beginnings, Humblesmith believes in being open. In a recent interview with Saturday Beats, he revealed that he was a late bloomer when it comes to sex. He said he only lost his virginity around 2012 when he moved to Lagos. 'I was born and brought up [] 

Sat, 15 Jul 2017
Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, has succeeded in creating a legacy for himself in such a way that he would always be remembered for his contribution to the Nigerian movie scene. However, the legendary actor is currently unhappy with the infiltration of Chinese and Indians in the movie industry. In his words, these nationals would only [] 
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