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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 JULY, 2017].



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

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
IRAQI authorities recently declared victory over the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria after the fall of the caliphate's de facto capital city of Mosul. At a formal declaration in Mosul, Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, aptly described the three years of ISIS experience in his country as 'a state of falsehood and terrorism'; [] 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Management of APM Terminals Apapa has said that the terminal is a victim of the Apapa gridlock, just like other stakeholders doing business within the port community. In a statement issued to its customers, APM Terminals said its employees, service providers, contractors and customers had to go through the harrowing traffic experience every day, [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Anna Okon The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has stressed the need to harness the huge economic opportunities in African seas and oceans. The Director-General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, stated this during the celebration of the 2017 Africa Day of Seas and Oceans in Lagos. He stated that the African Union had declared the [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Area Controller of Nigeria Customs Service, Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited Command, Lagos, Mrs. Modupeola Aremu, has said that the degree of compliance by importers and agents with Customs' rules and regulations had increased, leading to a reduction in cases of infractions such as under-declaration, concealment, smuggling and other Customs-related trade malpractices. Aremu, who stated [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Nigerian Ports Authority has collaborated with a pollution management firm, African Circle Pollution Management Limited, to carry out the evacuation of waste around Anjorin Market and the Main Gate of the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa. A statement from the ACPML indicated that the initiative was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. In the statement [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria has recommended a round-the-clock traffic management at Apapa, Lagos State to combat the chaos in the area occasioned by the gridlock on Wharf Road, arising from the ongoing rehabilitation work in the area. The Chairman of the group, Victoria Haastrup, gave this recommendation in an interview with our [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Lagos State branch, has advised the Federal Government to review its policy thrust by looking inward rather than relying too much on foreign direct investments for economic recovery. The Chairman, CIBN, Lagos State branch, Mr. Kola Abdul, said this at a news conference to announce the ''2017 Lagos [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria says it is committed to assisting the Federal Government in the war against corruption in the country. The institute said this led to the introduction of a new ethical code which allows appropriate financial regulatory authority access to relevant information that can help their investigation. ICAN had about [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has met with members of the National Assembly on the draft 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework. The meeting, which was also attended by the leadership and heads of relevant committees of the National Assembly, is part of moves by the Executive to [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Femi Asu The Nigerian Ports Authority has said it is looking forward to receiving the required information to enable full investigation into the 282 vessels that allegedly got missing between 2010 and 2016. The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport had last Thursdayasked the NPA to, in four days, account for [] 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Fadama Additional Financing in Oyo State will spend between N140m and N200m on 200 unemployed graduates, who are currently undergoing training under the Fadama Graduate Unemployed Youths and Women Support scheme in the state. The State Coordinator, Fadama, Nath Olayinka, said that the training would run for two weeks at the [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The current industrial crisis at the Corporate Affairs Commission, which has resulted in the total shutdown of operations, may not end soon as the workers' union has vowed to continue the strike action until its demands are met. The workers, under the auspices of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Everest Amaefule and Ozioma Ubabukoh The Nigerian Communications Commission has explained that it took the interest of investors, subscribers and employees of Etisalat Nigeria into consideration to align with the Central Bank of Nigeria in order to resolve the debt issue of the company, which is now known as 9mobile, and a consortium of [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the federal and state governments owe over N115bn in tax liabilities, the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission has said. The RMAFC said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday by its Head of Public Relations, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed. Mohammed said [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara The Nigerian stock market soared by N719bn in two days on Wednesday after 33 firms recorded gains in their share prices, with 17 plummeting. The market has recorded three straight gains this week, with the market capitalisation on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday closing at N11.943tn, N12.246tn and N12.662tn, respectively. A total of 335.339 [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Femi Asu Some indigenous oil companies have failed to make their contribution to the Nigerian Content Development Fund, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has said. The NCDF, which is funded from one per cent being deducted from the value of all upstream contracts, is managed by the NCDMB. The fund is underpinned by [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara Aside from its resolve to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria, Fidelity Bank Plc says it is targeting increased earnings following its partnership with the world largest payment network, Visa, on its mVisa new payment solution. mVisa is the first mobile payment solution that will operate through the use of the Quick Response code. [] 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara Foreign portfolio investment transactions in the country's stock market rose by 59.81 per cent by the first half of this year compared to the corresponding period of last year. The FPI transactions were increased from N269.22bn to N430.23bn in the 12-month period, market data of the Nigerian Stock Exchange made available to our [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Femi Asu The Federal Government has shifted the deadline for the exit of joint venture cash call arrangement with oil companies to the end of this year. The government failed to exit the JV cash call arrangement in January in line with the agreement it reached with the international oil companies in December last year. [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Femi Asu The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice has asked the Niger Delta Development Commission to publish the names of contractors it suspended. ANEEJ commended the commission for its 'courage in suspending 600 contracts with abandoned projects worth N200bn,' and its resolve to prosecute the defaulting banks and contractors linked to the cancelled [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Ikeja Electric has said it is still pushing ahead with its metering scheme to ensure the provision of prepaid meters to all its customers. The company said it was concluding the enumeration of its customers and technical audit of assets in its network. The Head, Corporate, Communications, Ikeja Electric, Mr. Felix Ofulue, stated this after [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
While shifting jobs, there is a need to consider certain financial and banking matters in order to ensure a smooth transition. Many people have found themselves in some sort of financial mess for failing to address some financial and banking issues. According to www.business-standard.com, here are the financial issues you need to examine when changing [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
IFE OGUNFUWA writes on some initiatives that entrepreneurs can participate in to advance their businesses Forwarding-thinking organisations globally are bridging the business management skills and access to finance in order to enhance the wealth creating abilities of entrepreneurs. This is usually achieved through competitions, awards, internship and fellowship opportunities. These are opportunities for young business [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Femi Asu Benin Electricity Distribution Plc has said it will restore power supply to six Akoko communities under its Owo business unit, urging the Ondo State Government to create an industrial layout for energy concentration to boost economic activities. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, stated this during a courtesy visit by [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has advised the Federal Government to transfer all the country's oil revenue savings of about $3.95bn to the Sovereign Wealth Fund. It said the country's SWF, whose balance currently stands at $1.5bn, was being managed properly by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, adding that it was [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara The Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, UAC Nigeria Plc, Mr. Larry Ettah, has retired from the company with effect from January 1, 2018. This is coming after 11 years in the role, the board of the company said on Wednesday, adding that he would, therefore, proceed on his pre-retirement leave from same [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The new Chairman of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, Central Zone, Mr. Tari Porri, has called on multinational oil companies operating within the zone to replace all the expired pipelines. The zone comprises Bayelsa State and some local government areas in Rivers State. Porri made the call on Tuesday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Cadbury Nigeria Plc has reported a pre-tax loss of N766.4m for the half-year ended June 2017. This was a worse result when compared to the profit of N216.4m recorded by the firm a year ago, the firm's filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday showed. Its half-year revenue for 2017 stood at N16.26bn, compared [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Morocco will meet next month's deadline to bid to host the 2026 World Cup, says CAF official Amaju Pinnick. Interested countries have until August 11 to submit their bids, with the USA, Canada and Mexico having already expressed an interest. 'I've been told Morocco wants to put in its bid and CAF will support them [] 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Monaco have confirmed they are in talks to extend Kylian Mbappe's contract and insist Thomas Lemar is staying at the club. The French club have already confirmed to Skysports they have not agreed a world-record 161m ('180m) transfer fee with Real Madrid for Mbappe, and have now said there will be no more departures from [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury, he announced on Wednesday, AFP reports. The 30-year-old Serb was forced to retire from his Wimbledon quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych earlier this month because of the problem, and will now sit out of next month's US Open. In [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Festus Abu Chinedu Obasi sent players, coaches and fans of Swedish top flight AIK into a frenzied celebration after he made a sensational return to the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Wednesday. The out-of-favour Super Eagles midfielder dumped Gnaget in February for a reported $150,000-a-week one-year deal with Chinese League One outfit Shenzhen. The Holland [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Chinese superstar Sun Yang and American sensation Katie Ledecky suffered surprise defeats at the world championship on Wednesday while the USA twice broke the mixed medley relay world record, AFP reports. Italy's Gabriele Detti was the surprise winner of the men's 800m freestyle ' the event Sun had dominated for the last three world championships [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation has been forced to postpone the National U-18 National Championships after it recorded low turnout. The championship was scheduled to hold from July 26 to August 3 at the National Stadium in Lagos. An NTTF official, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria on condition of anonymity, said the [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
What many Nigerians did not know is that the Bus Rapid Transit system in Lagos State was a project sponsored by the French Government. Likewise, many others might not know that the BRT is partly an eco-driven project, conceived to safeguard the environment by cutting down on carbon emitted through heavy traffic. It is a [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
In the very unlikely event that the ruling All Progressives Congress delivers on the current most popular demand in the land, namely, restructuring, can we say with finality that Nigeria will thereafter be on its path to greatness' Could this be the silver bullet to all problems that have plagued our country' I do not [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
When Gen. Yakubu Gowon was asked what he thought was the solution to the crisis situation in the 1960s, he replied rather crisply that it was in 'Willink'. The Willink Commission whose recommendations were published in 1958 had made a series of recommendations aimed at correcting the imbalance in the Nigerian federal structure. Significantly, the [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Over the weekend, photographs of the flood that hit Lagos surfaced online, and most of us could not help but gasp at the unsightly images of filth in our environment that nature had forcefully unearthed and thrust in our faces. The debris floating on the flood waters contained an alarming amount of non-bio degradable materials, [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Nigerian Sex Workers Association has called on the Federal Government to decriminalise prostitution, saying such would curb the spread of HIV. The association added that HIV infection had continued to increase because the government treated prostitution as a crime. It stated that law enforcement agents, especially the police, consequently harassed sex [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Afeez Hanafi Emergency officials have reached ground zero of the four-storeyed building which collapsed on Massey Street, Lagos Island, recovering eight dead bodies 'five males and three females. Some of the deceased were identified as Zainab Balogun, Ademola Taiwo, Olayiwola Sikiru and Lawal Mabolaje. Fifteen victims, who sustained varying degrees of injury, were taken to [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday intercepted three consignments containing 140 species of snakes and 660 other animals imported into Nigeria from Cameroon. The containers were brought in aboard a Cameroonian vessel, MV Flesh, through the Calabar waterways to the National Inland Waterways Authority jetty in Calabar, Cross River State. The other [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Samson Folarin There was tension in the Ibafo area of Ogun State on Wednesday after a porter, identified as Musa Hussein, was stabbed to death by three youths in the area. PUNCH Metro learnt that the 27-year-old and his friend had gone to dispose rubbish around 11pm on Tuesday. The two friends were returning when [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
A middle-aged man, identified simply as Atere, has died after a sex romp with his mistress. Our correspondent in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, gathered on Wednesday that Atere, who had four wives, lived at the Upper Gaa-Odota area of Ilorin. The incident was said to have happened at a hotel in the area. It [] 

Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Peter Dada, Akure A 36-year old grandmother, Mrs. Bosede Oyetunde, has been sentenced to one month's imprisonment by a family court sitting in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State, for dumping a day-old baby boy, her grandson, in the bush. The incident happened in Omotoso town in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state. It [] 

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