NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 JULY, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 17 July, 2017.

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Punch Editorial Board Nigeria's dependence on fuel importation is a Catch-22 situation. The paradox is defined by the nausea that Africa's largest producer of crude imports a high percentage of petroleum products to meet domestic consumption. The financial albatross this entails has moved Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, to reinvent a plan [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Scores of London-bound passengers of Medview Airlines were on Sunday left stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. It was learnt that some of the passengers arrived the Lagos airport as early as 10am in order to be checked-in for the 1pm flight to London but could not do so, [] 

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi (Jnr), has blamed the huge operating loss of N2.13bn for the 2016 financial period on the harsh operating environment, which was caused by economic recession. Dokpesi stated this during the combined 2015 and 2016 Annual General Meeting of the company which was held [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Nike Popoola What is a bank statement, aside from a piece of paper showing how much money you have' In short, it is a snapshot of your banking activity during a specific time frame, typically a month, according to www.gobankingrates.com. Most banks send a copy of your bank statement by mail or through online paperless [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Femi Asu The recent flooding experienced in some parts of the country, especially in Lagos, has raised fears that petroleum products in filling stations' storage facilities located in the affected areas may have been contaminated. Real estate experts, including land and estate surveyors and valuers, as well as town planners have said the massive flooding [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday said that its refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna were now supplying 60 per cent of the Dual Purpose Kerosene being consumed in the country. This, it said on Sunday, was in line with the 2019 target date by the Federal Government to stop [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa The Federal Government has announced its support for the establishment of a 327,000-tonne iron and steel plant as part of its plan to diversify the economy away from oil. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, gave the indication on Friday during a facility tour of Standard Metallurgical Company Limited in [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria's special foreign exchange window for investors and exporters has stimulated investments in the stock market, ushering it into a new era of growth, STANLEY OPARA writes The Nigerian equities market has attracted N2.715tn investments owing to the foreign exchange window for investors and exporters introduced by the Central Bank of [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Estate surveyors and valuers have blamed the recent flooding experienced in Lagos State on the inability of the state's planning authority to regulate developments in the affected areas of Lekki and Victoria Island. The newly inaugurated Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Lagos Branch, Mr. Rogba Orimalade, who spoke on behalf [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Nimi Akinkugbe Bode and Chioma Davies have three children aged 14, 12 and 7. Chioma is expecting their fourth child. The pregnancy has been somewhat challenging, and she has had to give up her job. Bode is a senior manager in a bank. He is well paid, but their costs are extremely high; they live [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Nike Popoola Prestige Assurance Plc has introduced a travel insurance called Prestige Overseas Mediclaim Policy. A statement obtained from Prestige on Sunday said the National Insurance Commission had approved the product. Prestige said, 'The product is designed as a comprehensive package, protecting all the eventualities arising while travelling and/or staying outside Nigeria at an affordable [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
A renowned environmental expert and former Director-General, Federal Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Adegoke Adegoroye, has advised the Federal Government to create an environment fund to subsume the current Ecological Fund and cover the entire spectrum of environment problems and issues. Donations and/or green taxes from corporate bodies can be paid into the fund in furtherance [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Nike Popoola The National Insurance Commission has completed a draft for the growth of the insurance industry as part of its development plan. The Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed Kari, said this plan had been presented to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun. He said, 'The commission has submitted a draft insurance industry development [] 

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Foremost ratings and research agencies, Agusto & Co and Global Credit Rating Co, have affirmed Forte Oil Plc's investment grade rating. In addition, both agencies stated that the long-term outlook for the oil and gas company remained stable. A statement on Sunday said that the credit ratings were accorded Forte Oil Plc based on the [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
As part of its contribution to nation building, the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) is set to address governance issues affecting implementation of economic policies. A statement by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the institute, Mr. Tony Fadaka, said the 2017 Management Lecture Series to be held in Lagos on Tuesday provided a platform to proffer [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
A development company, the Venia Group, has recommended co-working spaces for entrepreneurs to reduce the cost of building offices. The Founder of the business group, Kolawole Oyeneyin, said subscribing to co-working spaces was beneficial than investing in traditional offices. He urged property owners to ensure affordability while giving out spaces for use. He said this [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, and labour leaders in Cross River State have applauded the Federal Government and the Ministry of the Environment for the approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the 275-kilometre superhighway in the state. The stakeholders also commended the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Ruthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh, Reuters reports. The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on but once he broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Festus Abu Chelsea have left the door open for struggling Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after being banished from the Blues' first team to their youth side. The Blues snapped up the South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner from Standard Liege in January 2012 after he impressed [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Shanice van de Sandens bullet header handed hosts the Netherlands a 1-0 win against Norway in the womens European Championship opener on Sunday. The Liverpool winger capitalised on a superb cross from Lieke Martens from the left wing that found her face to face with helpless Norway keeper Ingrid Hjelmseth. Pleasing the sold-out Galgenwaard stadium [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Henry Boyo The issue of sustainability of Nigeria's debt and service burden has returned to the forefront of public discourse lately. Instructively, after the controversial, stupendous payment of almost $20bn in 2005-2006 to exit an oppressive $30bn debt overhang, owed primarily to a consortium of overseas creditors, Nigeria's total debt has climbed rapidly again, from [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
The hottest part of hell will be reserved for those who in times of moral crisis maintain their neutrality' ' Dante Alighieri, Italian philosopher Nigeria is today facing the greatest moral challenge of all times, perhaps, in all of human history, in the name of a voluntary amnesty bill currently before the National Assembly. This [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Samson Folarin Some indigenes of Nguru community in the Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State have accused a priest of the Nsukka Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Paul Obayi, of allegedly taking over their land to build a university. Obayi, who belongs to the Okunerere Adoration Ministry, Nsukka, is also a member of the community. [] 

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia Police detectives attached to the Umuahia Central Police Station have arrested a 200-level student of Computer Science in Abia, Chinonso Ibekwe, for allegedly strangling a tricycle operator, one Peter Eseonu, to death in Umuahia. It was gathered that Ibekwe had boarded the deceased tricycle, claiming that he was going to pick some [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State Police Command in Owerri has arrested the owner of a restaurant, City Garden Resort, at Banana Junction, Amaifeke, Chimezie Agubata, for allegedly abducting three children and selling two of them. Agubata, who hails from Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State and reportedly manages an orphanage home, God's Favour [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday deposed the suspended Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Chief Yusuf Ogundare, for allegedly faking his abduction on July 5, 2017. Ambode had last Friday suspended Ogundare after he was paraded alongside his brother, Mohammed Adams, by the Lagos State Police Command for conspiring to fake [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Peter Dada, Akure Some yet-to-be-identified persons have reportedly murdered a lady, identified as Bosede Akinlalu, in her parents' farm in Ode Aye, in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. It was gathered that the 24-year-old young woman had gone to the farm along with two men on Friday when the suspected assassins attacked [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Afeez Hanafi Some students of the University of Benin, Edo State, have taken to the social media to protest against the detention of a 300-level Pharmacy student of the institution, Esegine Rickson. Rickson is being detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department along with a pastor, a bus driver, and two other persons [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo Suspected armed robbers have a hijacked petrol tanker and hacked the driver of the truck to death. Our correspondent gathered that the hoodlums hijacked the tanker on Friday around Asejire town, along Ibadan-Ile Ife Road, and drove the truck with the driver and his assistant to a place off the expressway. The [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Adelani Adepegba,Abuja A man, Chibuzor Nwafor, has been arrested for stabbing his friend and neighbour, Amarana Chikezie, to death following a disagreement over power connection at their residence in Kado-Kuchi behind Next Shopping plaza, Jabi, Abuja. The incident, which occurred around 10pm last Sunday, has thrown the neighbourhood into mourning. Amarana, 23, a graduate of [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar At least, 12 persons have died while several others were injured following a fire outbreak in one of the tank farms located in the Calabar Free Trade Zone in Calabar, Cross River State. The Calabar FTZ in Esuk-Utan community is host to several tank farms belonging to different companies. The inferno, which [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Afeez Hanafi A 29-year-old resident of Ogombo, Ajah, Lagos State, Flora Ekong, has been scalded after a co-tenant, Angela Amos, poured hot water on her. The mother of one had her breasts and left hand scalded and was admitted to a private hospital in the community. PUNCH Metro learnt that Ekong had chided Amos' daughter, [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Enyioha Opara, Minna The Nigeria Police Force, Niger State Command at the weekend honoured the Niger State correspondent of The Punch, Mr. Enyioha Opara, and the Nigerian Television Authority, Minna. Opara was adjudged the best crime reporter for 2016 while the NTA, Minna was honoured as the best electronic media house in crime reporting for [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan An early morning fire has gutted 32 out of 72 shops in a building located in Ogunpa Market, Ibadan, Oyo State, destroying goods and property said to be worth over N700m. The one-storeyed building, which has adjoining lock-up shops, belongs to St James' Cathedral, Oke Bola, Ibadan. Goods burnt in the fire [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Umar muhammed, Lafia Some residents of Lafia in Nasarawa State have protested against overestimated bills being allegedly issued to them by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company. The residents, who said they barely got power supply from the AEDC but were made to cough out huge sums as bills, demanded that the AEDC should stop its [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt No fewer than 200 suspected kidnappers, cultists and armed robbers have been arrested by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command in Emohua and Ikwerre Local Government Areas of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Ahmed, who disclosed this while parading some of the suspects, added that operatives [] 

Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos A suspected homosexual, Michael Atsen, 25, who disguised as a woman, has been arrested by the Plateau State Police Command for allegedly robbing his victims of huge sums of money. The suspect, who is currently detained at the Anglo-Jos Division of the Nigeria Police Force, was said to have been arrested at [] 

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