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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7 JULY, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 7 July, 2017.

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
FOLLOWING recent fluctuating fortunes in the ongoing counter-insurgency campaign in the North-Eastern part of the country, Nigeria's elaborate celebration of the defeat of Boko Haram last year now appears to have been short-lived or even premature. While the military may have easily got away with the claim of winning the battle for territorial control, it [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Babatunde Fajimi We know small business owners are inherently self-starters making significant personal sacrifices on behalf of their businesses, but what's fascinating is this dimension of family, friends and community that they see as core to their success ' Managing Director and Head of Small Business at Bank of America, Sharon Miller Small businesses score [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara The Nigerian equities market appreciated marginally by 0.16 per cent at the close of trading on Thursday after 20 stocks closed positive. A total of 168.512 million shares valued at N3.627bn were traded in 3,536 deals. The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation rose to N11.151tn from N11.133tn, as the All-Share Index closed at [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, says telecommunications companies in Nigeria can successfully list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of the country, barring the challenges confronting operators in the sector. He said an enabling business environment, policies that promote ease of doing [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc has reported a growth in its profit before tax from N241m in 2016 Q1 to N488m in 2017 Q1, representing a growth rate of 102 per cent. The insurer's underwriting profit rose from N571m in 2016 to N746m in 2017 representing a 30 per cent growth rate, while investment [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara Rating agency, Agusto & Co, has assigned the 'A' (PFM) rating to CrusaderSterling Pensions Limited. The rating is the first of its kind in the local pension industry and further re-affirms CrusaderSterling Pensions' increasing uniqueness in the pension industry, a statement from the company on Thursday indicated . The Managing Director of CrusaderSterling [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The Accident Investigation Bureau is set to take the engine of the crashed private jet of a former Governor of Taraba State, Dambaba Suntai, who died in the United States last week, to its manufacturers in North America. The move came almost five years after the aircraft crashed in Yola, Adamawa State. The [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Nigerian Ports Authority has welcomed the move by the Senate to probe the activities of its Joint Venture enterprises. The Senate had on Wednesday that it was ready to commence the probe of the $3bn allegedly spent by the NPA on the dredging of the Lagos, Bonny and Calabar water channels. But [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh Telecommunications companies must henceforth meet certain financial and technical standards before they can operate in the country, the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission said on Thursday. The board stated this while giving directives to the NCC management regarding the outstanding $589m from the $1.2bn loan obtained from a consortium of 13 banks [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government on Thursday commenced an aggressive campaign to drive the rate of voluntary tax compliance in the country and boost tax revenue. The campaign, which commenced at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance in Abuja, saw top officials of the ministry as well as the Federal Inland Revenue Service [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Oyetunji Abioye with agency report The naira is seen steady on the foreign exchange market in the coming days as the Central Bank of Nigeria continues to inject the United States dollar into the market to improve liquidity. The CBN has also continued to tighten naira liquidity to curb pressure on the local currency. The [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Thursday commenced the review of Nigeria's environmental guidelines and produced 15 new ones to ensure effective Environmental Impact Assessment process. The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, announced the new guidelines in Abuja at the national stakeholders' validation workshop on the production of new environmental guidelines and [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Femi Asu The Managing Director of ExxonMobil Nigeria, Mr. Paul McGrath, has said the oil major will comply with all the provisions of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act as well as associated regulations. McGrath said this on Thursday in Lagos when he received the management of the Nigerian Content Development and [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, says the Federal Government's newly launched Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme will help the country to correct its poor tax-to-Gross Domestic Product ratio. Adeosun described VAIDS as a credible platform put in place for defaulting Nigerian taxpayers to work out a flexible way to pay their outstanding [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Anna Okon The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture has urged the executive and legislative arms of government to continue to work together in ensuring prompt passage of the budget in future. The National President, NACCIMA, Chief Alaba Lawson, made this appeal while commending the government on the signing of the [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Banking is full of terms and concepts that can be difficult to comprehend. Even common ones have features that may not be obvious. But with banking and finance becoming such an important part of our daily lives, taking the time to learn some new phrases ' or understand old ones better ' could yield profitable [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Anna Okon The Managing Director, Phillips Morris Limited, Nigeria, Mr. Coskun Dicle, has said that the stable democracy in Nigeria is attracting global investors to the country. Dicle said this while unveiling plans of the firm for local manufacturing in Nigeria, noting that Africa was at the forefront of investment focus for many international companies [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Anna Okon A United Kingdom mega carrier, Virgin Atlantic Airways, has celebrated its 16th anniversary of flying between Lagos and London. Since 2001 when it started flights into Lagos, the airline said it had helped over three million customers to enjoy holidays, business trips and visit friends and family members in the UK and beyond. [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Nike Popoola AIICO Pension Managers Limited has appointed Dr. Adenike Fajemirokun, as a member of the board of directors. She was appointed after the company's 11th Annual General Meeting, the firm said in a statement on Thursday. Fajemirokun, who is the current chief risk officer of Dangote Group, is expected to bring to the board [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Anna Okon The Nigerian Export Promotion Council and the West African Trade and Investment Hub of the United States Agency for International Development, have intensified efforts to prepare Nigerian textile manufacturers and apparel makers for exportation. The two agencies have also collaborated with Ghana apparel sector with a view to strengthening the two West African [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Anna Okon Leading international manufacturer of biscuits and confectionery, Pladis, has launched a grand promotional campaign in celebration of the 125th anniversary of its popular brand, McVitie's Digestive biscuits. Pladis, whose brands include McVitie's, Godiva, Haansbro and Ulker, announced the promotion at a media launch held in Lagos. According to the company, the 125th anniversary [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa The CDC, a bilateral development finance institution of the United Kingdom, has unveiled a new five-year strategy for investment in Nigeria and other eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The organisation, in a statement on Thursday, said the strategy would direct more investments to conflict and fragile states, drive innovation and [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government has completed the training of 774 extension workers in the use of modern technologies in delivering extension services in the agricultural sector of the economy under its N-Power programme. The Director-General, National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services, Prof. Mohammed Othman, stated in a report on the programme, which [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Everton's Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United instead of champions Chelsea for a fee of 75m. Both the BBC and Press Association reported the deal was all but done for the 24-year-old Lukaku, who will be reunited with Jose Mourinho, who sold him to Everton in 2014 for 28m when [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Former Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike has vowed to resurrect his career in Greece after completing his move to Greek champions Olympiakos from Turkish club Fenerbahce on Wednesday. The South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner signed a two-year deal and the fee is said to be about $2.8m. After struggling with injuries and a [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Meadow Hall School says it has joined forces with former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi to organise a summer football camp at Meadow Hall, Lekki, Lagos, from July 18 to 22. The school said in a statement on Thursday it decided to set up the camp because it was passionate about the development of the [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Switzerland's supreme court has dismissed an appeal by former FIFA vice-president Michel Platini against his four-year ban for financial wrongdoing, Skysports reports. The Swiss Federal Tribunal said the ban imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport 'does not appear to be manifestly excessive'. The federal court is the fourth to find Platini was not [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Wolves and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is to begin chemotherapy after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia, BBC Sport reports. The Championship club say Ikeme, 31, returned 'abnormal blood tests' during pre-season testing and further checks confirmed the diagnosis. Ikeme has been with Wolves for his entire career, making more than 200 appearances for Wanderers. Thirty-three [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has changed his mind about leaving Turkish club Trabzonspor over unpaid wages. The 24-year-old has now received new assurances from the club about his salary after he terminated his contract with them on Tuesday. His agent and former Nigeria international Ayo Makinwa says the issue was settled amicably. 'To be clear, [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Nigeria defender Chidozie Awaziem has joined FC Nantes from FC Porto. Awaziem, 20, joins the French club on a one-year loan deal, the club announced on their website on Wednesday. Awaziem has made two appearances for Nigeria, the first in a 1-1 friendly against Corsica and his full debut in the Super Eagles' 2-0 African [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is close to making a 25m move to Leicester City. According to reports, the 20-year-old Super Eagles is in advanced talks with Leicester and is believed to welcome the move. Iheanacho has scored 21 goals in 64 games in all competitions since making his debut for Manchester City in 2015. [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Nigeria moved a step down the ladder in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. The Super Eagles, who occupied the 38th in last month's rankings, are now 39th after scoring 715 points. They scored 730 in the June rankings. Following the development, the Eagles moved from fourth to sixth in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal, [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Imo State Government has reportedly left Heartland Flickers to their fate as the 2017 Hockey Super League is set to kick off in Abuja on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team's failure to participate in the competition will lead to automatic relegation, according to the Hockey Federation of Nigeria rules. Owerri [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
The Ondo State Football Agency on Thursday held a stakeholders' meeting in a bid to save Sunshine Stars from relegation from the Premier League. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the meeting in Akure had in attendance state Football Association officials, referees' council, ministry of youths officials, sports writers and the coaching staff of [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
The Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships got a major boost on Thursday after GAC Motors agreed to back the competition with a sponsorship deal worth N800m. Spokesman for the Local Organising Committee for Asaba 2018 Olukayode Thomas said in a statement the deal was brokered by the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus' ' William Shakespeare (Macbeth) Governor Rauf Aregbesola's administration in Osun State is perhaps best described as one that has derived its strength from crises. Religious crisis over hijab between Muslims and Christians almost became an endless one bourgeoning when it seemed to be terminating. It [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Nigeria's Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, was in South Africa not long ago. He met with his counterpart out there. Both signed agreements and talked about cooperation. They mentioned assistance to deal with their respective military weaknesses and consolidate strengths. The air power capability demonstration held by the South African Air Force [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Out of the 192 geographical regions designated by the League of Nations and ratified by the United Nations as countries, 123 are categorised as democracies. It means that instituted governmental rulership in those nations were established through suffrage which gave citizens free choices of their leaders at the ballot box. Of the 123, a handful [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Can a Nigerian stand as candidate for the election into the British Parliament' No. Can a Nigerian footballer play for England' No. So, how can some Nigerians be seen as players in these two fields' They are British and they achieved what they achieved in Britain in an environment that made it possible for them [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Afeez Hanafi The family of Chief Yusuf Ogundare, the Baale of Sangisha, Magodo, Lagos State, has said his abduction is connected with the rivalry between him and another traditional ruler in the community, Oba Jamiu Lawal. Lawal, however, refuted the allegation, saying he had no hands in the kidnap of the 46-year-old, which occurred on [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Ten persons were killed, while five others were injured in an auto crash on Thursday. The accident, which occurred at Ibara village along the Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway, involved an 18-seater Mazda commercial bus with number plate, TRE 556 XA, and a truck laden with granite marked, LND 564 XP. The accident occurred around [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Gibson Achonu, Owerri Tragedy occurred on Thursday in Umuguma, in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, after a three-storeyed building under construction collapsed, trapping a number of persons. The building was located near Imo Foundation and Imo Specialist Hospital, Umuguma, in the Owerri metropolis. As of the time our correspondent visited the [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Afeez Hanafi Pensioners, under the auspices of Retired Members of the Nigerian Armed Forces (REMNAF), Lagos State chapter, have expressed discontent over the alleged deductions from their monthly pensions by the Federal Government since 2010. The retirees, comprising ex-officials of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force, gathered in front of [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Samson Folarin Tragedy struck in Amana village, in the Obanliku area of Cross River State when five children were reportedly killed after eating cucumber in the home of their grandmother. Their great grandmother, in whose custody they were at the time of the incident, was said to have also collapsed and died after she got [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Samson Folarin A commercial bus driver, Christopher Chimezie, has been living in pain since he lost the use of his left eye after a soldier reportedly attacked him at Abule Ado bus stop, at the Mile 2 end of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim had parked to pick passengers [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
FOURTEEN passengers travelling from Warri in Delta State to Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, have been kidnapped by gunmen at Rumoji, near Port-Harcourt. Security sources told our correspondent on Thursday that the incident occurred on Monday. It was gathered that the gun-wielding hoodlums waylaid the bus and dragged all occupants into a nearby bush from where they [] 

Fri, 07 Jul 2017
A Pennsylvania judge ruled Thursday that disgraced US entertainer Bill Cosby would go back on trial for alleged sexual assault on November 6, after a first trial ended with a deadlocked jury. Judge Steven ONeill, who was forced to declare a mistrial on June 17 when the 12-member panel failed to reach a unanimous verdict, [] 
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