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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8 JULY, 2017].





Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 8 July, 2017.



Buhari, a President haunted by the past
Sat, 08 Jul 2017
When the former President, Umaru Yar'Adua, fell sick in 2009 and left the country for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, President Muhammadu Buhari, then a presidential candidate, said Yar'Adua should be declared incapacitated and unfit to rule the country and further called for the late President's resignation or impeachment. Now that Buhari has found himself [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Rwandas election commission on Friday permitted two opposition candidates to run against President Paul Kagame in elections due on August 4, ruling out three other challengers. National Election Commission chief Kalisa Mbanda announced the approval of the Democratic Green Partys Frank Habineza, independent Philippe Mpayimana and Kagame as candidates, while rejecting three other independents. Habinezas [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
The Federal Government has explained that with its agricultural export programme, the era of oil and gas is gone. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogeh, who stated this in an interview with journalists on Thursday night in Abuja, said Nigeria needed dollars from agricultural exports to repay its loans. He stated [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
The Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Tunde Fowler, says the agency has collaborated with the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to ensure that Ministries, Departments and Agencies remit tax revenues promptly. This, he said, was achieved through the implementation of the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System, which ensures that Value [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
There is currently a systemic breakdown of compliance with the tax system with various strategies used by citizens to evade tax obligations, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said. She said the country's low tax revenues were at variance with the lifestyles of a large number of the citizens and with the value [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Multinational oil giant, Nigerian Agip Oil Ccompany, has said that encouraging small and medium business owners through annual leadership workshops is one of its important programmes in supporting the country's economy. The Vice Chairman /Managing Director, Agip in Nigeria, Mr. Massimo Insulla, who spoke during a two-day business leadership workshop for small [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University, Malete, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na'Allah; and the boss of the KWASU Renewable Power Generation Project, Mr. Teslim Balogun, on Friday said the institution planned to generate 100 megawatts of power. Na'Allah said it was imperative for tertiary institutions in Nigeria to conduct research and come up with solutions [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
CEO, Continental Basketball League, Ugo Udezue, talks about basketball in Africa, CBL's ideology and more in this interview with 'TANA AIYEJINA The CBL ended recently, how would you describe the just-concluded season of the league' I think it was phenomenal. I think everything went well and apprehension about our locations and strategies were put to [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Abia Warriors midfielder, Shedrack Asiegbu, says he will donate half of the N150,000 awarded him for emerging the winner of the VAT Wonder Goal 6 to the School of the Blind, Afaraukwu, Umuahia North Local Government Area, Abia State. The left-footed player won the award after grabbing the highest number of votes in a poll [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
New evidence shows Venus Williams was driving lawfully when she was involved in a deadly car crash that sparked a lawsuit against the tennis star, police in Florida said Friday. An initial police report on the June 9 crash in Palm Beach Gardens described Williams as being at fault in the incident. On Friday, Palm [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Italian international midfielder Marco Verratti has apologised to Paris Saint-Germain officials and fans in a video posted by the Ligue 1 side over the furore whipped up by his desire to leave the club. Ive been here for five years, and if Ive become a good player its thanks to Paris Saint-Germain, who believed in [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Kunle Falayi A Nigerian worker, Omoghiboria Justina, who was sacked from a South African packaging company at Agbara, Ogun State, Nampak Bevcan Nigeria, has cried out over the injustice that led to her sacking. Ordinarily, Omoghiboria's sacking could have been dismissed as part of working in a factory, but according to the woman, her former [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Kunle Falayi An ex-customs official, Ngwoke Emmanuel, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for smuggling cannabis through the Seme border to Lagos Island. He told officials after his arrest that he was paid half a million naira to smuggle the drugs disguised as used clothes. The cannabis, which weighed 394kg, was [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Angel George A Lagos houswife, Lawal Balikis, has pleaded with an Orile Agege Customary Court, Lagos to dissolve her seven-year-old marriage to her husband, Aliu, on account of adultery and physical abuse. The 28-year-old hairdresser told the court that she left her matrimonial home in 2013. 'Before I moved out, everything was fine. We moved [] 



Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A dismissed soldier, Obadiah Ayuba, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for stealing his friend's car in Ibadan. Ayuba was dismissed by the Nigerian Army after a series of unprofessional actions, including robbery and absconding from duty. The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, who paraded Ayuba at [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Suspected armed robbers have engaged policemen on patrol in a gun duel during a robbery operation in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. The leader of the gang was shot dead during the operation, while five others were later arrested. While parading the suspects at the state police command in Ibadan on Friday, the state [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Apparently the feud between music artistes, Kcee and his former label mate, Harrysong, is far from over. On Wednesday, Harrysong posted a court document showing that Kcee had dragged him to court. The next day, Harrysong's manager in an interview said that Kcee filed the lawsuit because his career was dead. In a chat with [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
From all indications, it seems the fear of the dreaded Badoo cult group in Ikorodu is the beginning of wisdom as celebrities residing in the area have expressed their fears to Saturday Beats over the terror gang's rising activities. Ikorodu is a suburb in Lagos that houses a host of A-list Nigerian celebrities like Oga [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
The city of Kaduna in the north-western part of the country bubbled with excitement on Sunday as the power-packed comedy show, Glo Laffta Fest, currently touring Nigeria, arrived the cosmopolitan commerce centre. Various social classes, including the political elite, were represented at the Castle Event Centre, venue of the show, which overflowed with fun-seekers of [] 

Sat, 08 Jul 2017
Most likely the name Sunday Ginikachukwu Nweke would not ring a bell but once Masterkraft is mentioned, then most of Banky W, Flavour, and Phyno's hit songs would come to mind. No doubt, the ever smiling music producer is one of the best on the continent especially as he just concluded works with rave-of- the-moment [] 


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