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


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

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
THE alarm sounded recently by the Central Bank of Nigeria on the economy effectively poured cold water on earlier optimism that the country was poised to emerge from recession to significant growth. Like the apex bank, the International Monetary Fund has also passed a less optimistic verdict on the economy. In its latest report, the [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Suspended Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, said in Abuja, on Sunday, that he had been vindicated by the recent comments credited to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, over the happenings in the party. Frank, in a statement, commended the [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Oladimeji Ramon Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that age should not be a barrier for anyone to lead the country, as long as the person has been chosen by the citizens. He argued that it was not right to stipulate minimum age for a presidential candidate without also specifying the maximum age beyond which [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Oyetunji Abioye and Ramon Oladimeji A Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, has thrown his weight behind the calls for the country to return to the 1963 Constitution. Falana argued that returning the country to the '1963 Constitution with necessary modifications' would put an end to the needless arguments over what kind [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress has expelled the Bayelsa State Chairman of the party, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe, his deputy, Eddy Julius, and the state Secretary, Marlin Daniel, from the party. The expulsion came amid a lingering crisis between factions loyal to the party leader and former governor of [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Oladimeji Ramon Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Sunday that age should not be a barrier for anyone to lead the country, as long as the person has been chosen by the citizens. He argued that it was not right to stipulate minimum age for a presidential candidate without also specifying the maximum age beyond [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Nike Popoola Some unpaid federal government retirees have protested the non-payment of their pensions and other entitlements. The pensioners demanded the immediate payment of outstanding 33 per cent arrears of 18 months being owed pensioners by the Federal Government; immediate conduct of verification in Lagos and issuing cheques of those not on the payroll; immediate [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Nike Popoola OAK Pensions Limited (Pension Fund Administrator)'s profit rose by 76.8 per cent from N130.57m in the 2015 financial period to N230.88m in 2016. The Chairman, OAK Pensions, Dr. Awa Ibraheem, disclosed this in its annual report that he presented during the company's 11th Annual General Meeting in Lagos. He also said that the [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Nike Popoola Nigeria Liability Insurance Pool has said it is planning to deplore its resources to build long-term sustenance value for its stakeholders and explore more emerging risks. The Chairman of the company, Mr. Edwin Igbiti, disclosed this during the organisation's annual general meeting in Lagos. He said, 'The areas of focus among others are [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Nike Popoola The Lagos State Government says it has released N515m for the payment of pensions to 252 retirees. According to a statement from the Lagos State Pension Commission, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, also urged the retirees not to put their retirement money into ventures they could not manage. The Governor, who [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Managing Director, Jaiz Takaful Insurance Plc, Mr. Momodou Joof, has said that the introduction of takaful insurance will deepen insurance penetration in Nigeria and ensure financial inclusion. Joof, addressing journalists in Abuja, explained that the system entailed people coming together, contributing for mutual benefit and solidarity. He added that awareness and [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The total quantum of electricity on the nation's power grid crashed by 1,835.6 megawatts within a period of three days. After reaching a peak of 4,282.6MW on August 2, 2017, power generation dropped to as low as 2,447MW on August 5, according to the latest data on the performance of the grid [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Femi Asu The Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc have given electricity-starved residents of Magboro, Mowe, Ibafo and other Ogun communities the assurance that they will be soon connected to the national grid. The Managing Director, NDPHC, Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, who visited Ogun State on Friday to inspect the [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government will today (Monday) offer for subscription two-year and three-year Savings Bonds to investors at 13.54 per cent and 14.54 per cent, respectively. A statement issued by the Debt Management Office in Abuja on Sunday said the two-year bond would be due in August 2019, while the three-year bond had [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Anna Okon Water and oil separation equipment valued at $4.5m (N1.372bn) has been deployed to save the nation's waterways from pollution. The equipment, which was recently installed in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by Africa Circle Pollution Management Limited, a firm contracted by the Nigerian Ports Authority, is meant to evacuate wastes from vessels calling at [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
IFE OGUNFUWA writes on how to build sustainable business through branding When you consider the technological innovations taking over the business landscape and the corresponding emerging business models, then you come to realise that old marketing strategies have to be done away with. With the growing client demand for quality services, focus has shifted from [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
As mortgage loans to homeowners under the National Housing Fund scheme rise, experts are of the opinion that a lot more needs to be done, MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI writes Loan disbursement to homeowners under the National Housing Fund being administered by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria has risen to N72.47bn. According to findings by The [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Peter Dada, Akure The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria has expressed its displeasure over what it calls unimpressive performance of developers of some federal housing estates in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The bank stated that the developers failed to hand over the estates to the off-takers after completing them, but instead rented them, adding [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Femi Asu The Central Bank of Nigeria has said banks and other electronic payment service providers must navigate the evolving and increasing complex regulatory environment to avoid penalty. The Director, Banking and Payments System Department, CBN, Mr. 'Dipo Fatokun, described fraud as the biggest challenge facing the electronic payment sector, stressing the need for banks, [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
At one point, you may have been asked by a biller or your employer to provide your bank's routing number ' usually in combination with your bank account number. And if you are part of a shrinking group of consumers who still issue paper cheques, then you have probably encountered this mysterious code on your [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Oriental Energy Resources Limited has inaugurated a N700m modern residential estate consisting of 100 housing units in Enwang, headquarters of Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The firm said the estate, which has been named the Oriental Village, Mbo, upon completion, would have a solar-powered electrification system, a school, clinic and [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara Dangote Cement Plc, Access Bank Plc and Zenith International Bank Plc emerged as the top three equities (measured by volume) traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange last week. The companies accounted for 833.966 million shares worth N95.969bn in 3,203 deals, contributing 33.12 per cent and 84.10 per cent to the total equity turnover [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has said that he will issue Certificates of Occupancy to all qualified applicants under the Homeowners' Charter before the end of his tenure in 2019. Amosun, who was quoted to have said this during the presentation of land title documents 500 applicants in Abeokuta, stated that the [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria has announced that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and other dignitaries will speak on the challenges confronting the manufacturing sector in the country. According to COREN, the acting President, as well as other senior government officials are expected to make inputs on the theme, [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers has disclosed plans to commence a nationwide strike in protest against the non-payment of the severance package of Aero Contractor Nigeria Limited's sacked workers. Aero Contractors had in March issued letters of redundancy to about 60 per cent of its total workforce. The airline said [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara Wema Bank Plc says it is looking at adding new 350,000 accounts by leveraging its ALAT platform. The Chief Financial Officer of the bank, Mr. Tunde Mabawonku, said this while addressing newsmen on the bank's 2017 first-half performance in Lagos, stressing that the target would amount to adding 1,000 new accounts per day. [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service said that it generated a total of N8,895,206 revenue in the first half of the 2017. While giving a report of the command's activities within the period, the Area Controller of the command, Udo-Aka Emmanuel, said the command also seized goods whose duty-paid [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The President, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Mr. Otis Anyaeji, has said the Federal Government must review its commitment to the housing challenge if it is serious about provision of homes to a good number of the 180 million people in the country. Anyaeji spoke at the investiture of Ademola Agoro as the [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Managing Director, Gateway Mortgage Bank Limited, Mr. Wale Osisanya, has said Nigeria can solve the housing deficit challenge if the government and the citizens are determined and take the issue seriously. He stated this in Abeokuta while interacting with representatives of different cooperative societies across the state on how to solve [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has been named the 'CSR Company of the Year' by the Commerce and Industry Awards 2017 organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lagos. The Director-General of the LCCI, Muda Yusuf, was quoted in a statement to have said, 'The objective of the annual awards is to recognise, [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Real estate investment firm, Fine and Country, has unveiled plans to attract leading Nigerian professionals in the Diaspora, sport stars, entrepreneurs and wealth advisors, among others, to opportunities in the country's real estate industry. The firm said it would take the country's real estate market to the world by holding its next 'Refined [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The naira closed at 365 per United States dollar at the parallel market on Sunday, reversing the gain it recorded in the past week. The local unit had closed last week at 363/dollar. The naira, which initially traded at 365/dollar, recorded slight after the Central Bank of Nigeria sold $462m to players in [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Managing Partner of estate surveying and valuation firm, Ayo Fasuyan and Associates, Mr. Victor Ojo, has called on the government at the state and federal level to establish a special task force on building collapse with a view to reducing the problem. Ojo who spoke with our correspondent, said the task force [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency and Rotimax Integrated Services Limited have called for the use of eco-friendly pest control methods in the state. The General Manager, LASEPA, Mr. Adebola Shabi, said at a one-day seminar for hoteliers, representatives of organisations and pest control professionals organised by Rotimax that it had become necessary to deliberate [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta In order to stop the incidence of building collapse in the country, the President, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Mrs. Mercy Iyortyer, has urged the government to prosecute anyone found culpable in the construction of such defective buildings. She said this in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of a two-day [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company and Alpha Mead Development Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve access to quality but affordable homes, and deepen the country's mortgage market. According to the firms, the MoU, which was signed on the sidelines of the recently concluded 11th Abuja Housing Show, will allow both [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Ecobank Nigeria has introduced a savings promo that will enable its customers to win double their savings in the bank within a specified period. Tagged ''Double Your Target Savings Promo'', the scheme is aimed at customers who are building up their savings with the bank in order to meet future financial goals or execute specific [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Sterling Bank Plc has launched cleaning exercises in 10 states across the country simultaneously under its Sterling Environmental Makeover programme, which started eight years ago. The STEM programme is a Sterling Bank's corporate social responsibility initiative, which seeks to promote practices that contribute to the sustenance of the environment on a long-term basis. The programme [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency has called on companies to invest more in environmental protection and control. The South-South Zonal Director, NESREA, Mr. Ralph Nnam, was quoted to have said this during an inspection tour of Notore Chemical Industries Plc. The agency, which rated Notore high on environmental protection and [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Routing numbers are nine-digit numbers that can also be referred to as banking routing numbers and routing transit numbers. This code identifies your financial institution and it can differ depending on where you opened your account and the type of transaction you make, according to www.pnc.com. There's a number of ways you can find your [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Festus Abu Nigeria were dealt a huge blow at the 2017 World Athletics Championships after their best hope for a metal disk at the athletics showpiece Blessing Okagbare crashed out in the semifinal of the women's 100m in London on Sunday. The 28-year-old Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games double sprint champion, who competed in the third [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
American Tori Bowie won the women's 100m world title on Sunday making up for her silver in last year's Olympics while Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medallist Elaine Thompson struggled home in fifth place, AFP reports. The 26-year-old made up metres on long time leader Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast to edge her [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Alvaro Morata missed a penalty on his Chelsea debut as Arsenal won an uncharacteristically feisty Community Shield in a shootout at Wembley, BBC Sport reports. Record signing Morata ' a late substitute dragged a poor effort wide moments after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had blazed over in a first use of a new penalty shootout [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Justin Gatlin may have sensationally regained the world 100m title denying superstar Usain Bolt a golden farewell but like the crowd in the London Stadium the British media slammed the fact the former drugs cheat had gatecrashed the party, AFP reports. The 35-year-old American ' the Olympic 100m champion in 2004 and world champion in [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The International Monetary Fund concluded its review of Nigeria's economic policies, in line with its Article IV Consultations, by July 30, 2017, and warned that although Nigeria's economy might just grow marginally this year, the threat to full recovery still remained elevated, while the economy was also unlikely to grow sufficiently, to reduce unemployment and [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
It is obvious that these are not the best of times for Nigeria. Sadly, the leadership and the led are pretending that all is well. Do we wait for the inferno to get out of hand before we take steps to stop the fire' Are we hoping that we will survive the coming crisis' When [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Joel Aleburu While 2015 might have appeared to present a ray of hope for very many of us who were at that point simply opposed to everything President Goodluck Jonathan and his total administration, it appears like once again, just like previous years and administrations, our hopes have been dashed and disillusionment is now the [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Afeez Hanafi Suspected members of the Badoo cult disguised as worshippers on Saturday to attack the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Okin Parish, Igbo Agbowa, Ibeshe, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that a woman, who had attended a vigil in the church, was injured after her head was smashed with a [] 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A university graduate, Segun Aderibigbe, 27, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly breaking into the house of his former boss in Lagos and making away with a Jeep, jewellery, money, among other valuables. The suspect was said to have been arrested with an accomplice, Issah Rafiu, 28. [] 
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