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


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

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has reiterated that he will complete all projects embarked upon by his administration before leaving office in 2018. Fayose, who spoke at the grand finale of the 2017 edition of the Udiroko Cultural Festival in Ado Ekiti, on Saturday, stated that no project would be abandoned, irrespective [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
A Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, shares his concerns over President Muhammadu Buhari's return, his health and administration, in this interview with TOBI AWORINDE How did you feel when President Muhammadu Buhari returned from his medical trip to the United Kingdom' I felt happy because like the rest of the country, I had thought [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo talked himself into a storm recently when he appeared to dismiss separatist agitators and advocates of restructuring as mere job-seekers. Although he has since denied using such derogatory terms, his pronouncements and that of the government on restructuring suggest a retrogressive push-back against the popular clamour to reorganise Nigeria along more rational [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
House of Representatives member representing Ibadan-North in Oyo State, Mr. Abiodun Awoleye, tells JOHN AMEH about his career and family life How is your annual recess going' The break is going well. It's wonderful to be on break, but I will also call it a sort of working recess. Some committee works still go on [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Emeka Ojukwu Jr., a legal practitioner and son of Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, tells BAYO AKINLOYE what he knows about Gen. Muhammadu Buhari's meeting with Ojukwu and why he disagrees with the President's statement that Nigeria's unity is not negotiable What exactly transpired between your father, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Simon Utebor The killing of two persons during last Friday's inauguration of Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Bayelsa State chapter, has continued to elicit widespread criticisms and condemnation. Governor Seriake Dickson's political advisers, Fyneman Wilson and Steven Diver, have expressed dismay at the killings, calling on law enforcement agents to bring the perpetrators [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Friday Amobi The senator-elect for Rivers East Senatorial District, Andrew Uchendu, has said his victory at the Appeal Court has given the people of Rivers State an alternative voice. Uchendu described the Appeal Court judgement that upheld the decision of the election tribunal between him and George Thompson Sekibo of the Peoples Democratic Party as [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
A governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Stella Oduah, has threatened to withdraw from the governorship race, alleging irregularities ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party's primary. Oduah stated this while speaking with journalists in Abuja. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the senator said the ward congress of the party held on Wednesday to elect [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Olusola Fabiyi and Tony Okafor The All Progressives Congress said in Abuja on Friday that it had put all machinery in motion for the election of its governorship candidate for the November 18 election in Anambra State. Twelve aspirants had been cleared to take part in the election. They are Chukwuma Paul, Madu Nonso, Moghalu [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Peter Dada Subscribers of the Globacom mobile network in four local government areas of Ondo State were unable to use the network for the past two weeks as the 33 stations in the areas have been shut down by the security men manning them. The affected local government areas are Akoko North-East, Akoko North-West, Akoko [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The economic challenges facing Nigeria may not be over anytime soon according to economists, OYETUNJI ABIOYE writes Although the grueling economic recession is expected to end by the end of this quarter, better life may not be at the corner for Nigerians, according to economic and financial experts. The argue that if the economy exits [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
The country's overnight lending rate dropped to 12 per cent on Friday after spiking to almost 100 per cent on Wednesday due to a liquidity squeeze as lenders paid for hard currency and treasury bills purchased from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Reuters reports that money market rates had moderated on Thursday after the Federal [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa Nigeria has gained 3,384 megawatts of electricity from Power Africa's financial closure, an initiative of the United States Agency for International Development, aimed at increasing power generation in sub-Saharan Africa. This amount of power represents 47 per cent of the 7,200MW total installed electricity it is expected to achieve in Africa in 2017. [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
One question I have been asking myself lately is: when will ICT companies which include those in the telecommunications industry start going public' I wonder if we are thinking about this at all especially for organisations that meet the criteria and there are a handful of them out there. I am not advocating coercion here [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Taiwo Latilo is the Chief Executive Officer of Metering Solution Manufacturing Services Limited, one of the few meter manufacturers in Nigeria. In this interview with STANLEY OPARA, he spoke on the metering challenges facing electricity consumers in Nigeria and the huge market it presents for power distribution companies Considering the high capital requirement of this [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim A total of 54 buildings collapsed across the country within a period of four years, a report from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has stated. This is coming as the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development called on the federal and state governments to subsidise the cost of [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Femi Asu The Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Limited Nigeria, Onyeche Tifase, has said Nigeria can become a global energy powerhouse by embracing a digital revolution in its oil and gas facilities. 'This will be a catalyst for industrialisation and growth in many other economic sectors too,' she said in a statement on Saturday. According to [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa and Chidiebube Okeoma Manufacturers, importers and distributors of substandard products should be treated as criminals, the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; and the Director- General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Osita Aboloma, have said. They said this at a workshop on electrical/electronic products with the theme: 'Effects of substandard electrical/electronic products to [] 


Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Anna Okon The management of natnudO Foods has said the introduction of natnuPreneur broiler out-grower training scheme will boost the supply of quality locally bred chickens across the country. Presently, according to the firm, the initiative has indirectly led to the employment of over 5,000 people, working with farmers and farmers' cooperatives. The firm added [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba About 30 state governments could not attract any form of fresh investments into their states between January and June this year, an analysis of a capital importation report obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics has shown. The report revealed that only five states within the first six months of this year recorded [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Nike Popoola The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and the University of Lagos have expressed their willingness to work together with other institutions to provide programmes on improved insurance and risk management. A statement from the CIIN said this partnership would also encourage exchange programmes among the participating institutions as well as certification of its [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Even as carmakers and tech companies make bold plans for an imminent autonomous future, consumers are greeting the notion of self-driving cars with trepidation. High levels of apprehension have been documented among prospective riders in recent years, and two recently released studies further underscore the uphill climb faced by companies with deployments on the horizon. [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
A surge in pay-per-view television demand forced a delay to the start of FloydMayweatherand Conor McGregors Las Vegas superfight on Saturday. A statement from Showtime Sports said the start of the fight, due to begin at around 9pm local time had been pushed back. Due to high demand, we have reports of scattered outages from [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Raheem Sterling scored a 97th-minute winner and was then sent off as Manchester City came from behind to overcome a stubborn Bournemouth 2-1 in a dramatic finale at the Vitality Stadium, Sky Sports reports. The England international, who received a second yellow for his celebration, saw his shot deflect in off Andrew Surman after the [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria's national women's basketball team on Saturday narrowly defeated hosts Mali 48-47 in an explosive semifinal clash to qualify for the final of the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket Championship in Bamako. D'Tigress have thus qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup in Spain. It was a tough and low scoring match as both [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
President, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, Ishaku Tikon, outlines the programmes of the new NTTF board in this interview with ADENIYI OLUGBEMI Not many sports enthusiasts know you before you contested and won the NTTF presidency. How did you come into the game' My journey into table tennis started with the passion I had for the [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal always adopt a more direct style of play when they face Liverpool. Ahead of Sunday's Premier League meeting between the pair, Klopp was reminded of a 2013 quote from his days at Borussia Dortmund when he insisted he preferred a 'heavy metal' style of football to Arsenal's 'orchestra'. After bursting out [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria's two male wrestlers at the World Wrestling Championships in Paris, Daniel Amas and Emmanuel John, crashed out in the first round of their categories on Saturday to end the country's campaign at the competition, which began on Monday and ended on Saturday. Amas competed in the men's freestyle 65kg while John competed [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
All you need to know about Conor McGregor, the man who wants to fight Floyd Mayweather who has never been beaten before! ' The UFC icon, Conor McGregor, will be making his first foray into professional boxing following a nine-year career in mixed martial arts. ' He is 28 years old, and his nickname is [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Given how long President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical leave, three months, it made sense that he not just slip into the country and go back to work, but that he addressed the nation. And so he did last Monday. It was a speech that was significant not just for what he said, but [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Olajimi Smith A few days ago, in reply to a tweet by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), a Nigerian named Abubakar, wrote, 'Working together is a sign of good leadership. The country needs both of you for the next six years and may the Almighty God grant him (President Buhari) good health.' Similarly, another Nigerian, [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa A man identified as Abiodun Onipede has been arrested for attempting to commit suicide over his inability to refund a N24,000 debt. The man was arrested by the anti-vandal team of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ogun State Command, while attempting to take his life in a bush along Ayetoro road [] 

Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Popular singer, Kingsley Okonkwo, aka Kcee, speaks with TOFARATI IGE about his career and other issues Are you really serious about your ambition to become Anambra State governor' It's not a joke. It is a movement to serve and work for my people and offer them a valued experience that they would never forget. As [] 
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