NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 6 August, 2017.


Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Punch Editorial Board Nigeria places a very low premium on human life and safety. This is why crime proliferates in every nook and cranny of the country. This chronic nightmare is graphically illustrated by unremitting kidnapping, armed robbery, ritual killings, smuggling, street gang (or cult-related) violence, herdsmen killings, Islamist terrorism and militancy. The Federal Government [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Chukwudi Akasike The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has said the governorship election slated for November 18 in Anambra State must hold. MASSOB stated that contrary to the statement credited to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, that the election would not hold in the state, [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Success Nwogu The Kwara State chapter of the Alliance for Democracy on Saturday described the claim by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, that he had stopped collecting pension from the state government as a political gimmick. The Chairman of the party, Biliaminu Aliyu, and Secretary, Micheal Ologunde, stated this in a statement made [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
John Ameh More than one week after commencing their annual vacation, many members of the House of Representatives have been unable to travel out of Abuja, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. Investigations revealed that the delay in the payment of their salaries and other allowances was responsible for the cash crunch facing the legislators. Findings by [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Leke Baiyewu Some senators have denied collecting pensions and benefits as former governors and ex-deputy governors of their states. Those who spoke to SUNDAY PUNCH lamented that their states owed them. Most former governors and ex-deputy governors in the Senate, who were contacted by SUNDAY PUNCH, kept mum on the matter. Several senators in that [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu A governorship aspirant in the 2014 Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in Abia State, Mr. Friday Nwosu, has filed a notice of appeal at the Supreme Court against the Court of Appeal for saying it lacks jurisdiction to hear and determine a case of alleged submission of false information, filed against Governor Okezie [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Etim Ekpimah Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has denied planning to build a new lodge for the state government in Lagos at N9.1bn. Emmanuel clarified the issue in Uyo on Saturday while speaking with journalists. There has been anger over the proposed new lodge, especially with the current economic recession. The governor said [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Friday Olokor and Success Nwogu No fewer than six million persons living with disabilities could be disenfranchised in the 2019 general elections, the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities has said. According to the JONAPWDs, the umbrella organisation of all disabled persons' groups in Nigeria, the experiences of disabled persons during elections have always [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the Senate, Buruji Kashamu, tells LEKE BAIYEWU about his life and activities as a politician What kind of politician are you' I will say that I am a grass-roots politician and people describe me as a compassionate politician. But I think I am just a tool in [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba The Federal Government is proposing to raise the non-oil's Gross Domestic Product growth rate for 2018 to N104.65tn from N99.79tn budgeted in 2017, which is an increase of N4.8tn. The proposal is contained in the draft of 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy of the Federal Government. The document outlines the Federal [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Performance-based remuneration will boost service delivery and revenue generation by government ministries, departments and agencies, according to experts, IFE OGUNFUWA writes Poor service delivery in the public sector has been the major concern of stakeholders in the private sector who interface with government agencies regularly. There have been concerns that low productivity and poor attitude [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Success Nwogu Twenty-four members of the Kwara State House of Assembly, including the Speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmad, are into a large-scale farming. The lawmakers are expecting to make about N300m from the venture during the 2017 farming season, according to the Speaker. He said they established Dodo Integrated Farms Nigeria Plc, through which they accessed [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
In this interview with NIKE POPOOLA, the Chairman, OAK Pensions Limited (Pension Fund Administrators), Dr. Awa Ibraheem, speaks on the relevance of the Contributory Pension Scheme How can the employers who have not keyed into the Contributory Pension Scheme be made to comply and ensure their workers have Retirement Savings Accounts' First and foremost, there [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim The Federal Executive Council's recent approval of both the National Gas Policy and National Petroleum Policy is good but not enough for the desired revamp of the nation's oil and gas sector, operators have said. Although they commended the government for approving the NGP and the NPP, industry operators argued that the required [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Anna Okon The instability in electricity supply from the national grid has continued to make businesses to look inwards through independent power generation, a new report has said. According to the survey conducted by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, expenditure on self-generated energy in the manufacturing sector increased from N58.82bn in 2015 to N129.95 in [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. (CFA) Too much of everything is bad; so goes a popular saying. If many of us agree with this statement, do we also agree that uncontrolled use of technology may not be the best for us in more ways than one' Interestingly, this cuts across all forms of technology, including television, [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Mduenyi The volume of air passengers in Nigeria is expected to increase by seven per cent annually over the next 10 years. The Regional Vice-President for the Middle East and Africa, International Air Transport Association, Muhammad Ali Albakri, who stated this, said the growth would see an additional 7.9 million passengers take to the [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara with agency report Nigerian assets are back on foreign investors' radar owing to a drop in valuations and improved visibility on exchange rates, figures from market transactions have suggested. The investors have largely shunned this move over the past three years. The value of offshore trades more than tripled to $1.59bn this week [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo talks about his first visit to Africa, upbringing, involvement with NBA's projects, family and more, in this interview with 'TANA AIYEJINA in Johannesburg You were the MVP at Saturday's NBA Africa Game 2017 despite Team Africa losing to Team World 108-97. How do you feel' It's great to come here [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Eleven time World Championship men's 100m gold medallist, Usain Bolt, on Saturday night ended his individual career with a bronze medal after losing his title to bitter rival Justin Gatlin of the USA at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London. American Gatlin won his second world 100m title ' 12 years after [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina The Karate Federation of Nigeria has selected six athletes to compete the 2017 Africa Cadet and Junior Championships in Benin Republic from August 6 to 13. The Secretary General of the federation, Evelyn Fabunmi, said the athletes are Ujunwa Nwankwo and Blessing James, who will compete in the female categories, and Oluwaseun Olorumbe, [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Three Nigerian athletes, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Edose Ibadin and Nathaniel Samson, on Saturday crashed out in the first rounds of their events at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London. However, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist, Blessing Okagbare, qualified for the semifinals of the women's 100m on Sunday. The country's only medal [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
The 2017 IAAF World Championships began on Friday at the Olympic Stadium in London with Nigeria being ably represented by 17 athletes. Idris Adesina takes a look at some of the country's best moments at the world athletics showpiece event Two-time worlds medallist, Blessing Okagbare, led the Nigerian delegation to the 16th edition of the [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Cameroon face being stripped of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after continental football chief Ahmad Ahmad admitted Saturday that the country is not ready to host the 2019 tournament. Cameroon isnt ready to welcome even four teams, said Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). With Cameroon struggling to complete the [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday. Gatlin, who served a doping ban between 2006-10 and won silvers behind Bolt at the last two world championships, clocked 9.92 seconds, with teammate Christian Coleman winning silver in 9.94sec. Bolt suffered a dreadful [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho was substituted in his debut appearance for Leicester because of injury. He also came into the match as a substitute. The Nigerian playmaker who was signed by Leicester from Manchester City for 25 million played a pivotal role for his new club in a 2-1 defeat of Germany's Borussia Moenchengladbach in [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
John Terry endured a frustrating Aston Villa debut as the former Chelsea stars new side were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull on the opening weekend of the Championship season. After winning 15 major honours in 22 years with Chelsea, Terry is making a fresh start with Villa following his release by the Premier [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Abiodun Akinbule Two thousand years ago, there was a great nation located on the hill of Judaean. It was vast and enormous, economically flourishing and divinely endowed with social amenities and natural resources which made lives of its inhabitants worthwhile. Because she was richly blessed by God with good things; she equally gained the attention [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Minabere Ibelema Judging from the amplitude of the Biafra advocacy, one would think that the Igbo are of one voice in support of an independent Igboland. In reality, it is, of course, not so. Yet, the ferocity of the advocacy has had the effect of essentially silencing those opposed to it. The German political scientist [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Onoshe Nwabuikwu You may have heard that Nigeria featured, not in a flattering way, in the Quiz and Trivia segment of Fareed Zakaria's GPS (The Global Public Square) the other day on CNN. Usually, he asks a question which sometimes sounds like a trick question close to the beginning of the programme. The question is [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Bayo Akinloye A girl, Chijindu Nworie, whose newborn was allegedly forcibly taken away by the Enugu State Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development, has called on civil organisations and the Federal Government to help her get her child back. Nworie, who was arrested and jailed in January 2016 by Enugu State Police Command working [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele and Femi Makinde Residents of Oke-Ako in Ekiti State were thrown into mourning on Saturday as some gunmen attacked and killed a prince of the town, Dare Ogunbiyi, in a hotel, Olainukan Hotel. The hotel, located on Irele-Ekiti Road, Oke-Ako was owned by the deceased. He was a son of the town's late [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa Three people have been crushed to death in a crash that involved a truck and a motorcycle. The accident occurred at Alagbon, along Owode-Idiroko axis in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State. The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the victims were travelling on the [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
A four-month-old infant was found dead after she was left inside a vehicle for most of the day. The incident happened in Oklahoma, United States of America. Her grandmother had thought she had left the girl at a daycare centre before going to work. She apparently had thought that she dropped off the child this [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Tofarati Ige Two weeks ago, a picture of plus-sized actress, Eniola Badmus, on what looked like a hospital bed with a drip attached to her hand, went viral on the Internet. Badmus posted the picture on her Snapchat page with the caption, 'Health is Wealth.' This led many of her fans to start praying for [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Tofarati Ige Diminutive rapper, Jude Abaga, aka MI, has been accused of abandoning an up- and-coming Abuja-based rapper, Young Incredible, after he promised the young chap a record deal with Chocolate City. An Abuja-based entertainment promoter, Gaius TheConnector made this known when he uploaded a video of MI making the promise at a show in [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Joy Marcus Damilola Solesi, 29, is the CEO of Smid Animation studios. She speaks on her foray into the field What is your educational qualification' I have a bachelor's degree in computer science from Bowen University, Iwo. I also studied business and entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia. I also have a certificate in [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Tofarati Ige Actress, Shan George hasn't been in the news for a while. But she came back to our consciousness when she uploaded a video of her mother leaving the hospital on her social media. She added the caption, 'This is the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital where my aged ill bedridden mother has been. [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Tofarati Ige The 2017 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards has come and gone but its echoes are still reverberating. A constellation of stars turned up for the event from different parts of the continent, and many of them smiled back home with awards for recognition of their creativity. Apart from the entertainment stars [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Tofarati Ige Agege-born rave of the moment, Temitope Adekunle, aka Small Doctor, has denied beating up a motorcyclist. An Instagram user, @The_Nifemi had written, 'Lmao'I just witnessed Small Doctor and his crew beat up a Keke Marwa driver opposite Mobil, Akilo Rd., Ogba. It was too interesting to make a video.' However, speaking to Sunday [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Tofarati Ige The Nigerian music industry is deeply saturated at the moment. However, new artistes still keep coming in everyday. And as some artistes have said in the past, the sky is wide enough for all birds to fly. One of the new kids on the block is singing duo, Destiny Johnson and Sylvester Okoh, [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Tofarati Ige Singer and son of actress, Bukky Wright, Ojayy, caused a stir on social media during the week. The brown-haired artiste uploaded a long post which detailed his grievances with the entertainment industry and friends. According to him, he was often discriminated against and betrayed. His post reads in part, 'They have insulted me [] 

Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Tofarati Ige This time last year, Kcee and Harrysong would easily have been listed as one of the closest duos in the music industry, but that no longer holds true. The erstwhile friends and partners no longer see eye to eye. At a recent show in Warri, Harrysong sang, 'They sued me in court. Kcee [] 
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