NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 11 August, 2017.


Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Punch Editorial Board Nigeria faces a familiar public health challenge after an outbreak of Lassa fever claimed the lives of two patients at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, throwing the entire hospital and the city of Lagos into panic. Three of the 100 people being traced in connection with the treatment of the cases were [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Ovie Okpare and Chidiebube Okeoma Two pro-Biafran groups, Biafra Independent Movement, and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, have warned the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, to stop disturbing the South-East zone with it activities. They argued that by his call for the boycott of the Anambra State [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja The Kogi State Police Command has warned politicians to desist from hiring thugs or getting involved in any activity that will cause violence and disorder during the party's congress scheduled to hold Friday. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Wilson Inalegwu, gave the warning in a statement in Lokoja on Thursday. [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The ruling party, All Progressives Congress has inaugurated its committee which is saddled with the responsibility of harmonising its position on restructuring. The committee, which is headed by the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, was inaugurated by the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in Abuja on Thursday. [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja A faceless group that goes about defrauding entrepreneurs under the guise of assisting them with loans has been exposed. The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, which alerted business owners to the scam on Thursday, said the fraudsters were using the name and email claimed to be from the ministry to [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, on Thursday promised that the Federal Government would do everything in its power to ensure that the 2018 Appropriation Bill is submitted to the National Assembly in October as earlier promised. Udoma said this in an interview with State House correspondents during a [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Bankers Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday inaugurated a board to facilitate the disbursement of the N26bn equity fund meant for the growth of agriculture and small businesses in the country. The decision was made at the end of the 331st meeting of the committee held at the [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Femi Asu The Dangote Group has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kano State Government for the proposed 100 megawatts Dangote-Black Rhino solar power plant. The conglomerate said in a statement that the formal agreement for the project was reached on Thursday at the office of Secretary to the Kano State [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Femi Asu After years of unfulfilled promises and false starts, electricity supply has begun to return to Magboro and other communities in Ogun State, leaving many residents surprised as they claimed to have lost hope. The communities including Ibafo, Mowe and Aseshe had been starved of electricity for over 10 years, a development that hampered [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigeria Police Force, in partnership with two indigenous property development companies, has commenced the construction of 40,000 housing units for officers and other interested persons across the country. Parties involved in the project stated that the first phase of the mass housing scheme, consisting of 200 units of houses, was set [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar, says the Federal Government is aware of the enormous role the private sector plays in economic recovery process and is therefore committed to creating an enabling business environment in the country. She listed some of the economic reforms the government had introduced in recent [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Anna Okon Marketing Communications experts have maintained that in order to attract foreign direct investment, Nigeria needs to address the huge infrastructure deficit in the country. They stated this in their various presentations during the second edition of BRANDish Meeting of Minds in Lagos. They argued that the country was at a juncture where it [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
The Federal Government has been advised to review its economic policies to accommodate evolving global economic trends in order to facilitate quick recovery and growth. Economic experts and stakeholders said this in Lagos at the 2017 Bankers Nite organised by the Lagos branch of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. The theme of the [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara The Nigerian equities market dropped by N14bn at the close of trading on Thursday as Forte Oil Plc, Oando Plc, Nascon Allied Industries Plc, Morison Plc and Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc topped the losers' chart. The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation fell to N13.133tn from N13.147tn, while the NSE All-Share Index closed at [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Nike Popoola Personal banking and financial security used to be fairly straightforward. If you kept your chequebook safe then, there was very little chance that anyone could ever access your savings or current accounts. But with a significant amount of our financial activity these days being conducted online, with sometimes only a username and password [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Anna Okon International donor agencies as well as stakeholders in the agricultural sector are working in partnership to increase private sector investment in the agricultural sector. Among the stakeholders driving this initiative are the World Economic Forum, the New Partnership for Africa's Development, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, the Grow Africa Partnership and the Nigerian Agribusiness [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Anna Okon The Managing Director of the Bank of Industry, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, has said that international rating agencies expect the development finance institution to maintain high standards and continually improve its management system. He said this while announcing the bank's attainment of ISO 9001:2015 certification in Lagos. He said, 'Bear in mind though, that [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Oluwafemi Oyefeso Small, Micro and Medium-scale Enterprises are the engines of growth for any economy. Some start as one-man enterprise and grow to employ workers and become large corporations. A 2010 National SME report by Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, in conjunction with the National Bureau of Statistics, stated that the sector [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Anna Okon Dizengoff Nigeria has announced the delivery of 50 units of 75HP CASE IH tractors to tractor service providers. It said that the first set of tractors was being delivered immediately while the second batch would be delivered by end of August. The delivery, according to the firm, is aimed at providing the much-needed [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Anna Okon The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Chemstar Paints Industry Nigeria Limited, manufacturers of Finecoat and Shield Paints, Mr. Aderemi Awode, says business environment has been very tough and challenging for the paints industry in Nigeria. He attributed this to the high rate of foreign exchange, given the fact that over 60 per [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Internet banking, also known as online banking, e-banking, or virtual banking, is an electronic payment system that enables customers of a financial institution to conduct a range of financial transactions through the bank's/financial institution's website. The Internet banking system typically connects to or is part of the core banking system operated by a bank and [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
The fact of the matter is that your 'About Us' page is very important. It introduces your business to website visitors, tells them what exactly it is that you do and builds the rapport and trust that drives conversions. Optimising your 'About Us' page will boost conversions. Correct these common mistakes too many business owners [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp says the club are close to signing midfielder Ogenyi Onazi from Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor, Skysports reports. Reports in Turkey say a 4m fee has been agreed, and the player is due to fly to the Midlands to undergo a medical. The 24-year-old, who helped Nigeria win joined Trabzonspor from [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria moved up a spot from the 39th to 38th position in the latest FIFA Rankings released by the world football body on Thursday. The three-time African champions also moved up a place from the seventh position they occupied last month to the sixth position on the continent. The Super Eagles have now [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Super Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf on Thursday named a 20-man squad for Sunday's 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier against Benin's Squirrels in Cotonou. Yusuf is in charge of the CHAN programme. In-form IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Rangers trio Orji Kalu, Osas Okoro and Ifeanyi George, as well as Akwa United duo Alhassan Ibrahim and [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Veteran table tennis player, Monday Merotohun, and national team player, Cecilia Akpan, on Thursday qualified for the main draw of the men and women's singles at the 2017 the 2017 ITTF Challenge Series, Nigeria Open in Lagos. Fourteen Nigerians topped their groups to qualify for the main draw of the men's singles. In [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Blessing Okagbare returns to the London Stadium in London on Friday to battle for one of the three medals on offer at the 2017 World Athletics Championships long jump event. The 28-year-old, who lost in the semifinals of the women's 100m, won silver at the Moscow 2013 championships. Nigeria have yet to register their name [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Sports minister Solomon Dalung has commended the national gymnastics team for making the country proud at Regional African Gymnastics Championship in South Africa. Nigeria won two gold and nine bronze at the competition. Dalung, who is in London for the 2017 World Athletics Championships, congratulated the young gymnasts. 'The victory recorded by these young athletes [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria Commission and South-West Football Forum on Thursday in Ibadan said they had agreed to work together to create opportunities for young footballers in the zone. During an event where a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by both parties, the 1st vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation, [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Unfancied Kori Carter outstripped US teammate Dalilah Muhammad for gold in the womens 400m hurdles at the world championships on Thursday. Carter ran 53.07 seconds from the outside lane to claim a shock victory, Olympic champion Muhammad taking silver with 53.50sec. I just had to run my race, go out and let them chase me, [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
South Africas Caster Semenya advanced easily to the semi-finals of the 800m after winning her first round heat at the IAAF World Championships on Thursday. Semenya, a bronze medallist in the 1500m in London as she attempted an audacious double, clocked 2min 01.33sec. I just want to keep winning, said the South African, dogged by [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Ayo Olukotun 'They (the police) attacked me when they saw me filming them, as they were assaulting the STV reporter, Amadin Uyi; they took my camera and dragged me on the ground' 'Silverbird TV journalist, Femi Togun A volley of condemnations from a wide swathe of civil society actors, the Senate and the Nigeria Labour [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Walter Duru Three weeks ago, the hammer of the world's watchdog on money laundering and terrorist financing, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, fell on Nigeria for non-compliance with global best standards. The crux of the matter is the absence of autonomy for the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit. The suspension which was announced at the [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Tunji Ajibade I am applauding now. But in the last few days I had been worried that one of the men given appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari wouldn't take it up. Jelani Aliyu has accepted though, leaving his post as a Lead Exterior Designer at General Motors in the United States of America. In 2007, [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Fola Ojo Muhammadu Buhari's reign has angered some and gladdened not a few. His burning goal when he came aboard as President was to purify a putrefying system colonised by callous wolves and rebellious ravens of corruption. Perpetrators of economic havocs in that discarded season now badly want us to blot out of memory our [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Nigeria, like India, has a sprawling resource gift of a green youthful population. Nearly 500 million people in India are 19 or younger; an outstanding demographic profile that ensures its workforce will keep growing for decades. This has positive economic consequences. 'The biggest reason India has more long-term growth potential is simply (that) its population [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Tayo Ogunbiyi There is, perhaps, no other athlete that has so much caught the attention of the whole world in contemporary time as Usain Bolt of Jamaica. It is not just about his talent. Neither is it about his imposing frame. Bolt brings something extra to his trade that makes fans enjoy watching him. He [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Samson Folarin There has been widespread condemnation of an alleged public harassment of a yet-to-be identified lady by some military officers. A picture of the incident, which has been trending on the Internet, showed the victim being forced to pull down her trousers as her underwear jutted out. A military man, who was supervising the [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Afeez Hanafi Anxiety has enveloped the office of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority in Agege after the zonal commander, Akeem Badmos, was whisked away in a Black Maria. Apart from Badmos, the zone's Head of Operations, Saheed Olowu; a female official, identified as Sade; one Davies, and two other officials, were also reportedly arrested [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo A 45-year-old mechanic, Sikiru Adebayo, has been arraigned by the police for allegedly flogging his son, Uthman, to death. The defendant, who was accused of beating his son to death for stealing their neighbour's belt, was arraigned before a magistrates' court presided over by Mrs. Fatimoh Sodamade, on one count of murder. [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Afeez Hanafi There was confusion at the Ile Zik bus stop, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Thursday after a suspected kidnappers' den was uncovered around a drainage channel. It was learnt that two 'mentally-ill' persons and two others found around the spot were picked up by the police. Decomposed human intestines, a kidney, as well [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Government has arraigned five persons before a Chief Magistrates' Court for stealing its 600 bags of cement and 16mm iron rods, valued at N1,530,000 and N35,000, respectively. The accused are Jegede Olusola, Faleye Sunday, Filani Oladipo, Olabode Felix and Dada Tunde. Other stolen items, allegedly traced to the [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A self-acclaimed prophet of a white garment church in the Sagamu area of Ogun State, Kehinde Onayiga, has been arrested by the state police command for the alleged killing of a 13-year-old girl, Anuoluwapo Ajisafe, for ritual purposes. The suspect was arrested together with an accomplice, Musiliu Jibril, who allegedly lured the [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A 25-year-old herbalist, Rabiu Sani, has landed in prison over the sudden death of his apprentice/salesboy, Tijani Dabo. Sani is facing a charge of culpable homicide by negligence, an offence, the police said, was contrary to Section 222(7) of the Penal Code. The uncle of the deceased, Alhaji Musa Mahadiim of kofar [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Police Command said on Thursday that it had arrested a suspected notorious armed robber, Salihu Mahmud, who had reportedly been terrorising the Agaie Local Government Area of the state. The police was said to have been on the trail of the 30-year-old suspect before he was eventually arrested. Northern [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto A mob in Boko town in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, nearly attacked the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shaba Alkali, on Thursday when he attempted to restore the district head who had fled the town for fear of possible attack by his subjects. An eyewitness told Northern City [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The police in Bauchi State have arrested a suspected kidnapper, Buba Sale, for allegedly abducting a woman, Binta Mohammed, and her four-month-old baby in the Liman Katagun area of the state. Our correspondent learnt that 40-year-old Sale, who held the woman and her baby hostage for about five days, had demanded a [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A civil servant, Kayode Disu, has alleged that his landlord, Col. Abiodun Adekoya, forcefully evicted him from his apartment at the Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe, Abuja and confiscated his phone and other belongings. Disu, in a petition to the Chief of Army Staff, dated August 8, 2017, explained that the colonel threatened [] 

Fri, 11 Aug 2017
Chux Ohai Most fans of seasoned actor, Olu Jacobs, are aware that he cut his teeth in Britain in the 1960s. The records, at least, say that the man who recently turned 75 was trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of the Arts in London and featured in a lot of British theatre and film [] 
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