NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 5 August, 2017.

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa The leadership of the Nigeria labour Congress has pleaded with the Federal Government to intervene in the ongoing political and labour unrest in Kogi State before it escalates. The President of the organised labour, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement on Friday, warned that the clampdown on members of the Academic Staff Union of [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim with agency report India's Hindustan Petroleum Corporation plans to buy low-sulphur oil and is considering taking the United States oil in place of Nigeria's sweet crude. The US stopped the purchase of Nigerian crude about three years ago, a development that made Nigeria to turn to Asia, partularly India and China for the [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh eTranzact has posted N10.4bn gross revenue for the year 2016, representing a 20 per cent growth compared to 2015. The executive and non-executive members of the company's Board of Directors, led by the Chairman, Mr. Felix Ohiwerei, and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Valentine Obi, stated this on Friday. eTranzact is [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Friday threatened to withdraw the licences of non-performing power generation companies in the country. The Commissioner in charge of Legal Licence and Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye, handed down the warning during a stakeholders' meeting on the Lagos State Embedded Power Programme held at the commission's headquarters in [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara with agency report The country's interbank lending rate jumped to 23 per cent on Friday from just five per cent a week ago after the Central Bank of Nigeria tightened liquidity. The more than quadrupling of the rate came after the bank sold a total of N167.6bn ($459.56m) in Treasury bills on Friday [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Brazil forward Neymar says it is 'sad' that people think his world record move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain was motivated by money, BBC Sport reports. The 25-year-old joined the French club for a fee of '222m and he will earn '45m a year. Neymar, who could play in PSG's first league match of the [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Former Nigeria coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has said Kelechi Iheanacho's move from Manchester City to Leicester City will boost the player's confidence while helping him to grow into a better player. Iheanacho joined Leicester on Thursday for a reported 25m with an option for City to buy him back for 50m. The 20-year-old, who [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
British boxers Amir Khan and Anthony Joshua became embroiled in an explosive Twitter spat on Friday after Khan appeared to accuse Joshua of having a relationship with his wife, AFP reports. Khan, who is currently on holiday in Dubai, said he was splitting up with his American wife, Faryal Makhdoom Khan, and suggested she had [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he will focus on finding a replacement for suspended wing-back Victor Moses after Sunday's Community Shield match against Arsenal, West London Sport reports. Moses was sent off in the FA Cup Final and, although he can feature this weekend at Wembley, he is banned for the opening Premier League game [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The NBA has engaged in basketball developmental and humanitarian services in South Africa in the last one week, which will be highlighted by the NBA Africa Game on Saturday, reports 'TANA AIYEJINA from Johannesburg Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo and other high-profile stars from the National Basketball League are set to do battle on Saturday in [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Blessing Okagbare, Samson Nathaniel and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, will be competing on Saturday at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London. Nigeria are featuring 17 athletes in the competition, which is in its 16th edition. They are Okagbare (100m, long jump), Tobi Amusan (100m hurdles), Enekwechi (shot put), Samson Nathaniel (400m), Glory Nathaniel (400m), [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Rangers have pleaded with the Nigeria Football Federation to release their four players in the Super Eagles camp in Kano preparing for the African Nations Championship for their league matches, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The struggling Nigerian champions face Wikki Tourists in Bauchi on Sunday . Spokesman for the Enugu Premier League side [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Yemisi Olatunji powered into the semifinals of the 2017 Safeguard Zimbabwe Squash Open with a straight set victory over Zimbabwe's Shannon Herbst. Nigeria number one won her opponent by 11-0, 11-2, 11-2 to set up with her unknown opponent. She attributed her feat to those who believed in her ability to excel. 'I'll [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Chairman of squash section of the Lagos Country Club, Funmi Bamkole, has lauded cargo company Cargolux Merchant Express for their commitment to the development of squash in Nigeria. The closed arm of the 13th Cargolux Merchant Express Squash Tournament began at the Lagos Country Club in Ikeja Thursday with about 134 players vying for [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Football legendPelecongratulated Neymar on his world record move to Paris Saint Germain on Thursday, telling his successor in the famed Brazilian number 10 shirt: Good luck for your new challenge. Paris is a beautiful city and one of my favourites in the world, three-time World Cup winnerPelewrote on Twitter. Neymar penned a five-year deal with [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Temilolu Okeowo temiloluokeowo@gmail.com 07086620576 (sms only) Dear Temilolu, I just read your article in Saturday Punch about how girls can graduate from the university as virgins. I am not surprised because I also went to the university with you and you alone were the cynosure and reference of standard and morals in school then. Though [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Elizabeth Badejo eb_africadreamwedding@yahoo.com www.stringmynaijawedding.com 08097360766 It's the holiday season in most part of the world, a great time to take that well deserved break with your spouse and your children (if you are parents), away from the hullabaloo which is plaguing many societies today. As a wedding professional, I often notice that the last thing [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja A 32-year-old civil servant, Mr. Johnson Musa, was on Friday dragged before a Lokoja Chief Magistrates' Court for allegedly threatening and exposing the Abuja residence of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. Musa, an indigene of Dekina Local Government Area of the state, was alleged to have taken aerial pictures of the [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Tunde Ajaja The police in Delta State say they have arrested a commercial sex worker who allegedly stabbed her client to death during an argument at Destar Hotel, Asaba, the state capital, on July 18, 2017. The spokesperson for the police command in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said on Friday in Asaba that the [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Angel George A 28-year-old man, Musibau Okunola, was on Friday arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrate's Court for alleged unlawful possession of 22 goats. The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mireti Wilson, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov. 28, 2016 at about 3:50am within Osogbo metropolis in Osun State. Wilson [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Peter Dada, Akure An Akure Magistrate's Court has sentenced a middle-aged man, Busuyi Ajibola, to two months' imprisonment for stealing cobs of maize worth N1, 000. The convict was said to have committed the offence at Ago Ego on Idanre Road, Akure, the Ondo State capital on July 30, 2017. Ajibola, who was described as [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi A 78-year-old-man and teenager were among thirteen suspects arrested by the Police in Bauchi for kidnapping, extra-judicial killings, and armed robbery, among other crimes across the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who addressed journalists on the successes recorded before parading the [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Eric Dumo Residents of Eyita, Ojokoro and parts of Ori-okuta in the Ikorodu area of Lagos have come under severe attacks from hoodlums due to the bad state of the road leading into the community from the Ile-Epo Oba axis of the expressway linking Sagamu, a town in Ogun State. The road, which had been [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
John Charles, Makurdi The leader of the Women Situation Room Nigerian, a civil society organisation, Magdalene Gbazua, said on Friday that no fewer than 15 cases of rape involving children and girls between the ages of two and seven were recorded in Benue State in July alone. While speaking to Governor Samuel Ortom, represented by [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri A 200 level student of Computer Science of Imo State University, Owerri, Daniel Ikechukwu, 22, and an 18-year-old apprentice, Goodluck Kalu, were on Tuesday night apprehended in Owerri, the state capital, for robbery. An eye witnessed, who identified herself as Favour, told our correspondent on Wednesday that the suspects were arrested while [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
with 'Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch 08116759809 (SMS only) During the week, Mercy Aigbe's estranged husband, Lanre Gentry, was called out by a filmmaker, Lege Miami, for threatening his life. The filmmaker in an emotional laden post was visibly crying as he begged the world to tell Gentry to stop [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
with 'Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch 08116759809 (SMS only) Since both of them separated from their spouses, footballer, John Fashanu and actress, Rachel Bakam have been an item that so many people thought they had even tied the knots, more so when both of them were conferred with chieftaincy titles [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
with 'Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram:demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch 08116759809 (SMS only) A-list artistes, Olamide, Phyno and Flavour literally shut down Ekpoma, in the ancient town of Benin with their performance during the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour which took place at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State and its environs last weekend. [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
with 'Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch 08116759809 (SMS only) Dele Odule have spent 40 years as an actor in Nigeria and he is not so happy that the stage industry, which he started from, has almost died in the country. And as such, to mark his 40th year as an [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
with 'Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram:demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch 08116759809 (SMS only) All is set for the second edition of Queen Moremi Pageant, an event which is organised as part of efforts to promote the heritage of Moremi Ajasoro, who held sway as a Queen of Ife in the 12th century. The maiden edition [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
with 'Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram:demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch 08116759809 (SMS only) Comedian, Kunle Idowu, popularly known as Frank Donga, hit the limelight courtesy of his online interview series. Based on the theme of his skits which borders on unemployment and the various comic ways at which he tackled interview questions, many people believed [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
with 'Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram:demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch 08116759809 (SMS only) Actor, Jude Orhorha, has been in the Nigerian movie scene for over two decades but shot into prominence with his role as a deaf and dumb in rested soap, Checkmate and subsequently, sitcom, Fuji House of Commotion. Even though he has been [] 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Despacito the racy Spanish-language global smash hit throbbing with sexual innuendo racked up another record Friday, supplanting See You Again as the most watched video on YouTube. As of early Friday afternoon on the US East Coast, Despacito had logged 2.995 billion views on YouTube, ahead of rap ballad See You Again by [] 
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