NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 JULY, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 18 July, 2017.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Punch Editorial Board Impunity, lawlessness and disregard for human life are getting worse in Nigeria. Proof of this emerged on Saturday when police officers attached to the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Chikwendu Kalu, shot officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission while on patrol. Two FRSC officials were riddled with police [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has abandoned his desire to seek re-election in 2018. In its place, he has launched his presidential campaign on Facebook. Fayose had initially said he would approach the Supreme Court to determine his eligibility to run again for the office of governor of his state [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, will be contesting the position of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, should the position be zoned to the South-West, The PUNCH has learnt. Fani-Kayode, who was the Director of Publicity for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, will be competing with a [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Members of the National Expanded Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party met in Abuja on Monday night and vowed to rebuild the party ahead of the 2019 elections. They said that there was the need to rebuild the party in order to accommodate those that would be joining it from other political [] 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Peter Dada, Akure The first runner-up in the September 2016, governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Mr. Olusegun Abraham, has commended the ruling of the Court of Appeal which dismissed the application for stay of court proceedings filed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The appellate court sitting in Abuja had on Monday [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Ovie Okpare, Warri A former Deputy National Chairman of the deposed Senator Ali Modu Sheriff's faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, has said that members of the party loyal to the former National Chairman of the party will not defect to other political parties over the recent judgment by the Supreme Court. [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Olalekan Adetayo and Okechukwu Nnodim The Federal Government on Monday expressed concern over the increased usage of drones by individuals and organisations for both commercial and private purposes. It stated that in order to check the dangers posed by such an act, it had commenced the formulation of regulations to address the development. Drones are [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Akeem Lasisi and Olusola Fabiyi The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Monday announced the establishment of a $1m venture capital to boost the Nigerian creative industry. Mohammed made this known in Lagos at the opening of a two-day workshop on the creative industry financing, where the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Nike Popoola When you lose a personal cheque or it is stolen, you are not out of luck. You can ask your bank or credit union to cancel the cheque, also known as a stop payment order, but timing can be crucial, so follow these four steps as soon as possible, according to www.nerdwallet.com. See [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Monday said it had completed plans to harmonise road signage and markings in all states across the country and that this would become visible by next month. According to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mohammed Bukar, all states will be encouraged to adopt [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Senate Committee on Information and Communications Technology and Cybercrime has pledged its readiness to work with relevant agencies to ensure that Nigeria meets its ICT objectives considering the incredible capacity already available in country. The Chairman of the committee, Senator Buhari Abdulfatai, made the pledge on Monday, while leading a delegation on [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The Federal Inland Revenue Service on Monday sealed off four companies in Lagos and Port Harcourt over their alleged failure to meet their tax obligations totalling N630m. The affected firms include Charcoal and Spices Restaurant Limited, GRA, Port Harcourt, and Cioscon Nigerian Limited, Aba Road, Port Harcourt. The leader of the FIRS enforcement team, Mrs. [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff on Monday accused the Nigerian Ports Authority of failing to provide records of 282 vessels, which berthed at its terminals across the country between 2010 and 2016. The committee made this known at a public hearing it organised on smuggling of goods into the [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara In comparison with its peers, Nigeria's investment rate lags the average of 23.3 per cent recorded for sub-Saharan African countries, and 28.9 per cent for BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), a report by the PwC titled, 'Boosting Investment: Nigeria's Path to Growth' has revealed. It said between 2007 and 2016, [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation appreciated by N14bn at the close of trading on Monday to close at N11.477tn from N11.463tn recorded on Friday last week. A total of 322.814 million shares valued at N2.734bn were traded in 3,830 deals. The equities market advanced by 0.12 per cent to bring the year-to-date [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara Having successfully obtained the Securities and Exchange Commission's approval, Chapel Hill Denham Management Limited has registered and established the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund 200bn issuance programme. It has subsequently issued the first series under this programme ' Series I 49,450,000 units of 101.20 each. The NIDF was granted approval on July 14, 201, [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
A cheque is an agreement of payment between two individuals or organisations. So when you write a cheque, you are agreeing to pay another individual or organisation money that you owe them and you are instructing your bank to make that payment. Here is some helpful information about the use of cheques and how they [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Boris Becker may have lost his 100m fortune in part because of questionable investments in the Nigerian oil industry, according to claims in the German press. Since the 49-year-old former tennis star was declared bankrupt in a London court last month, speculation has been rife over how he managed to squander a personal fortune estimated [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Festus Abu German Bundesliga newcomers Hannover 96 have stepped up their pursuit of out-of-favour Nigeria forward Anthony Ujah who is reportedly eager to ditch his relegation-bound Chinese Super League outfit Liaoning Whowin this summer. Hannover manager Andre Breitenreiter, who is scouring the transfer market for a proven goalscorer to ensure the Reds retain their top-flight [] 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu Rangers players and officials are allegedly worried that they may not get the plots of land promised them by the Enugu State Government for winning the Premier League title, 32 years after they won the crown in 1984. In appreciation of their efforts, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Eddie Bekom's death has elicited criticism from journalists in Cross River State who on Monday condemned the state government for allegedly ignoring him while he struggled for survival. Bekom died on Sunday following the injuries he sustained after fire gutted his home in Ikom, Cross River State, following a gas explosion on [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Barcelona announced Monday record income of 708 million euros ($812.8m) for 2016/2017 with an after-tax profit of 18m euros. The Spanish giants said the healthy revenue was up 13m on the forecast figure in their budget for the period. A statement following the approval of the accounts at a board meeting disclosed the club has [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Niyi Akinnaso It is at least 121 days today since President Muhammadu Buhari has been out of the country on account of illness, this year alone. He was away for 49 days earlier in the year and he has been away for 72 days since May 7, 2017. Yet, his return to the country is [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Bayo Adeyinka I have decided to address you collectively because it has pleased Providence to put you as the custodians of our patrimony in the Yoruba nation. Except for Ekiti State, you are all children of the same father, politically speaking, but you are all bound by a common heritage, nevertheless. Destiny has thrust upon [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Azuka Onwuka Regularly, people say to me, 'Azuka, I love the way you write, and would like you to teach me how to write.' I notice that after undertaking the training session and carrying out prescribed directives, the person usually becomes a better writer. That buttresses my view that writers are made, not born. However, [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Many things are happening in Nigeria, simultaneously. Perhaps, one of the disturbing is the high rate of crime and criminality. When a nation is enmeshed under such circumstances, attaining development becomes a nightmare. That is the more reason why concerted efforts should be made to see how the ravaging and deadly attacks by the Badoo [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Tayo Oke Religion, says the great Jewish philosopher, Karl Marx (1818-1883), is the 'opium of the people'. Opium is a form of narcotic, which contains morphine and other alkaloids harmful to the brain if taken in large doses outside medical supervision. The Standard English Dictionary also tells us that the word is used to denote [] 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Afeez Hanafi Suspected fraudsters have created five Facebook accounts in the name of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni. As of 12pm on Monday, a check by our correspondent indicated that two of the accounts bore Fatai Owoseni; two others had CP Ajani Fatai Owoseni, while one bore Fatai A. Owoseni. The profile [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Femi Makinde, Oshogbo A 39-year-old housewife, Mrs. Omotayo Salawudeen, has confessed that she covered the mouth of her husband, Alhaji Hakeem Salawudeen, 43, while a 24-year-old man she hired to kill him stabbed him to death. Omotayo, who was paraded by the police in Osogbo on Monday for alleged murder, made the confession while being [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Samson Folarin A local government worker, Mercy Oluwafeyibunmi, has been arrested by the police and detained at the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (Annex), Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos State. It was gathered that the woman, who had been in detention for two weeks, had also been admitted to the police clinic at Alagbon after falling [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A father, whose name has yet to be ascertained, was said to have butchered his son, Favour Oyediran on Sunday, after he lured him into the bush near the President Muhammadu Buhari Estate along Siun-Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway. The victim was said to be living at Abule Agbon, located between Kobape and Abeokuta, with [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Afeez Hanafi and Alexander Okere Esegine Rickson, the detained 300-level student of the University of Benin, has explained the circumstances surrounding the death of his church member to the Students' Union Government of the institution, saying he has no hand in the death. Rickson, a pastor, a bus driver and two others are being detained [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta No fewer than six persons reportedly died in an auto crash which occurred on Monday at the Sagamu interchange, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The six persons, one male and five females, were a driver and passengers of a commercial Nissan Quest Sport Utility Vehicle with number plate, FKJ 297 AJ. The commercial [] 

Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The death toll in the fire outbreak that occurred at Linc Oil and Gas depot in Calabar, Cross River State, at around 4am on Sunday has increased from nine to 11. The state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, had on Sunday confirmed that nine persons died. But at the University of Calabar [] 

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