NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 9 August, 2017.


Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Nigerians are living at the mercy of dangerous elements. On Sunday, this bitter reality sank home again after rampaging gunmen stormed St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Anambra State, and massacred 12 persons with a family losing three members. Essentially, the atrocity is linked to a (drug) 'gang war that has spilled over to Anambra [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday denied describing those agitating for the restructuring of the nation as political jobbers seeking appointments. Osinbajo stated this in a statement in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande. The Acting President said the audio and video tapes of [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt A former governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has said he does not join the All Progressives Congress to become the next governor of the state. Princewill said he moved from the Labour Congress to the APC to rebuild the party in the state and [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Factional leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West, insisted on Tuesday that Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe remained the party's authentic chairman in the geopolitical zone. They also accused the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, of fanning the embers of disunity within the party in the zone. The leaders also [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa Nigerian doctors have cited salary deductions and low work satisfaction as some of the reasons for seeking better jobs overseas. House officers, corps members, medical and senior medical officer, residents, registrars, consultants and medical directors, among others said poor salaries and emoluments as well as the huge knowledge gap were other reasons for [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday said the lifting of administrative suspension on Pioneer Status Incentives by the Federal Government would boost local production capacity of manufacturers. The President, ACCI, Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye, said this in an interview with our correspondent. Pioneer status is a tax holiday granted qualified [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Nigeria will no longer be a dumping ground for all manner of foreign products, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said. He made the declaration on Tuesday in Abuja at the 26th Engineering Assembly organised by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. He said the present administration was determined to [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc and the Transmission Company of Nigeria have jointly written to power firms of the Republics of Benin and Niger, demanding the payment of an outstanding $115.91m (about N35.4bn at the official exchange rate of N305 to a dollar) for electricity supplied to both countries from Nigeria. [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Personalbanking@punchng.com There are different facts on mortgage. These are seven things you need to know about mortgage, according to http://www.whichmortgage.ca. How much of your payments goes towards interest: Most mortgage payments are what they call blended payments, which combine repayments of the principal as well as the interest at once. When you start paying off [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of the proposed Information and Communications Technology University of Nigeria. The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this at the opening of a two-day summit on Smart Cities in Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday. The implementation committee of the proposed university submitted its report [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Rasheed Bisiriyu and , Anna Okon The Federal Government will next week complete payment for the construction of the new Lagos-Ibadan rail line being handled by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said. Amaechi, who spoke in Lagos on Tuesday during the inspection the project, reiterated that [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Arinze Onebunne info@jovanafarm.com 08033262808 Many grasscutter breeds are perfectly suited for backyard herds. Choosing the right breed for your backyard herd solely depends on your needs. Grasscutter species can be divided into two basic categories: grasscutter for meat and grasscutter for breeding. Also, certain grasscutter species have milder temperaments, which are typically better suited for [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Nike Popoola Pension Fund Administrators have gradually increased the amount of funds invested in infrastructure under the Contributory Pension Scheme to N4.2bn. Figures obtained from the National Pension Commission on Tuesday showed that this translated to 0.07 per cent of the total funds under the scheme, which rose to N6.49tn as of April this year. [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Author of Practical Steps to Financial Independence and personal finance coach, Usiere Uko, writes about the importance of knowing what you really want A whole lot of people do not know what they really want. Their key focus is what to eat, where to lay their heads, how to pay their bills, among others. They [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has made another giant stride in the global banking community with the election of its past President, Dr. Olusegun Aina, as the pioneer chairman of the Global Council of the Global Banking Education Standards Board. A statement by the CIBN said the development was in line with the [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara The Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria has commenced strategic training of capital market professionals as preparatory to the inauguration of its commodity and futures exchange. The first training in the series was held on Monday under its Indian-based technical experts that exposed the participants to the fundamentals of commodity and futures market. [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja A total of 740 civil servants on Monday received N643m from the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria as loans for the renovation or construction of houses. The FMBN said the disbursements of the funds were meant to ensure that public servants had access to housing loans as contained in Section 14(2) of [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Once you think through your goals and determine how much you can comfortably afford to pay each month, then it is time to choose a mortgage. With so many different mortgages available, choosing one may seem overwhelming. The good news is that when you work with a responsible lender who can clearly explain your options, [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Feyisayo Popoola The President/Chief Executive Officer, Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka, says skilled technicians are vital to the growth of the fast-growing automotive sector in the country. He, therefore, said that the CG-Eko LLP Training Academy was meant to deliver top quality human capital to fill the vacuum created by the dearth of professional technicians [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The United States-based Silicon Valley is set to train the chief executive officers of some Nigerian companies, entrepreneurs and other professionals in human capital development, organisational management and technological trends. The Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Nigeria Economic Development Incorporated, Chief Temitope Ajayi, who said this, noted that the six-day Immersion Programme [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria has appointed Mr. John Evbodaghe as its registrar/chief executive officer. The institute also appointed Dr. Ben Ukaegbu and Mukaila Lawal as deputy registrars. The appointment took effect from August 1, 2017, it said in a statement on Wednesday. Evbodaghe, who is an Accountancy graduate from the Institute of [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Domestic carrier, Air Peace, says it has concluded plans to have its maiden flight into the Akure Airport. The airline's Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said the carrier was collaborating with the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu administration to guarantee easy access to Ondo State by investors, tourists and other categories of air travellers. [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and other relevant stakeholders in the aviation sector have called for collaboration towards ensuring safer skies in Nigeria and the African region. The Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, at a five-day Air Traffic System Investigator Workshop in Lagos, said an enhanced [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Imo Air operated by Dana Airlines Limited has announced that it will partner the House of Freeda to unveil Elfreeda Foundation, a non- profit organisation, aimed at providing a stabilising base for homeless women and children to rebuild their lives. According to the Communications Manager of Imo Air, Kingsley Ezenwa, the event will [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Oyetunji Abioye A leading financial technology company, SystemSpecs, has launched a new financial mobile application. The app is designed to deepen and ease financial transactions in Nigeria's growing fintech market. Called Remita Mobile Application on Android and iOS, the app assists individuals and business organisations to manage multiple accounts across various banks. According to SystemSpecs, [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Hubmart Stores on Tuesday said that the opening of its second outlet in Lagos State would provide jobs to over 150 Nigerians. According to the company, the shopping complex will be located in the Ikeja Government Reserved Area of the state and open to the public from Friday, this week. 'It will serve as a [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Lekan Sote lekansote@yahoo.com 08050220816 You are right if you think that the vigour that members of the National Assembly put into excising the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is to get even with their nemesis-in-chief, the EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, than the need to comply with Egmont Group [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Jide Ojo jideojong@yahoo.com 08077787701 So many strange things are happening in Nigeria today that give one goose pimples. Oftentimes, I ask myself if those who indulge in many heinous crimes reported in the country are normal. There is a tendency for many people to think that only those in hospitals or the invalids are sick. [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A 23-year-old dismissed sergeant, Musa Musa, who was among three policemen who allegedly burgled the house of former President Goodluck Jonathan was arraigned by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Abuja, on Tuesday. The accused, who alongside the others allegedly burgled the house at 89, Fourth Avenue, Gwarimpa district, Abuja, was said [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A car wash attendant in Abuja, Afeez Ayo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing a customer's 2008 Toyota Highlander SUV and taking it to Lagos on a joyride. Ayo, a holder of an Ordinary National Diploma, was said to have changed the number plate of the vehicle and driven [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Samson Folarin The Zone 2 Police Command has arrested suspected members of a syndicate for allegedly stealing an N8m truck, which they dismantled and sold to a mechanic for N350,000. PUNCH Metro learnt that the owner of the truck, Macaulay Imasuen, a transporter, had bought the truck on hire purchase in January 2017. He was [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The police on Tuesday arraigned a 42-year-old driver, Igwe Dike, before a Lagos State Magistrates' Court in Ikeja, for allegedly beating his wife, Nkiru Egbo, with a plank which left her and their son seriously injured. Dike was arraigned on two counts of assault and causing of grievous bodily harm, which he pleaded [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The police in Kano have arrested one Yakasai Mohammed who posed as a cop and extorted N100,000 from the mother of a suspect. The illegal activities of the impostor was brought to an end after a complaint was made to the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit on July 27, 2017 by a [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri MEN of Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Command led by its Commander, Godfrey Victor, have arrested a 24-year-old wanted armed robber in the state, Somadina Uzoho, popularly known as Zidane. A police source told our correspondent on Tuesday that the suspect had been on the wanted list of the command [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa MASKED gunmen, suspected to be assassins, on Tuesday, attacked the home of a former acting governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Wenipreye Seibarugu, in Okaka, Yenagoa, the state capital. Seibarugu was said to have sustained an injury during the attack as he, his orderly and others in the house chased the assailants. The [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Afeez Hanafi Obadeyi-Ijaiye end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway was home to a mammoth crowd on Tuesday following the discovery of a suspected kidnappers' den in the area. Clothes, slippers, bags, among other items, were reportedly found in an uncompleted building at the end of a tunnel in the area. The crowd laid siege to the [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A herdsman, Kabir Sale,25, was on Tuesday remanded in Katsina Prison for being in possession of a locally-made pistol and six rounds of live cartridges without lawful authority. The police said Sale was arrested on July 31 during a 'stop and search' at Sabuwar Kasa in the Kafur Local Government Area of [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
The village head of Abak Obong, in the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Bassey Ikpaisong, has died from the gunshot injuries he sustained after an attack by some gunmen. A family member, who did not want to be identified, told our correspondent that the chief died on Tuesday in a [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Anna Okon In a single haul in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs Service has made a seizure of premium vehicles valued at N1.374bn smuggled into the country. The Comptroller General of the NCS, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), spoke in Lagos on Tuesday while showing 37 Sports Utility Vehicles and used cars seized by the service to [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Troops of the Nigerian Army under Operation Lafiya Dole have killed 12 Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush operation along Miyanti-Banki Road in Borno State. This was just as the army lost two soldiers to Improvised Explosive Devices buried by the insurgents in another ambush operation on Dukje-Mada Road near Gulumba Gana [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Chux Ohai Popular entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, has said that he was brutalised during the protest organised on Tuesday at the Unity Fountain in Abuja by a coalition of civil society organisations acting under the aegis of 'Concerned Nigerians'. Oputa, in a telephone interview with our correspondent, said that one of [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Rapper S-Dot on Tuesday reacted to MI's position on the law against homosexuality in Nigeria. In a statement posted on Twister, he advised MI to be careful about expressing his opinion on an issue that is contrary to the teachings of the Christian scripture. Earlier on Monday, MI, whose real name is Jude Abaga, had [] 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
Country music legend Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy who sold millions of albums over a career that spanned decades, has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimers disease, his family announced Tuesday. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, [] 
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