NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [10 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 10 August, 2017.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, lacks moral right to speak on good governance. The governor, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Strategic Communications, Oliver Okpala, asked the people of Anambra State [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has warned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress and members of the party that the results of the Ekiti and Osun elections in 2018 will determine the outcome of the elections in Ogun and Oyo states in 2019. He also warned the [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Coordinator, Niger Delta Elders and Leaders Forum, and a member of the Niger Delta Dialogue Group, Chief Mike Loyibo, has stated that for Nigerians to coexist peacefully, the country must be restructured. Loyibo, who spoke in an interview on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to give all the ethnic nationalities the [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has assured aspirants who picked the party's nomination forms for the Anambra State governorship election that the party will conduct a free, fair primary and ensure a level playing field for all of them. He said this when he met with [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-graft war is gradually losing steam and is therefore sorely in need of a shot in the arm, to avert an impending crushing defeat. Although a lot of stolen public assets have been recovered, it is still depressing to note that no high profile corrupt person has so far been put behind [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The United Kingdom's Insolvency Service has closed a Manchester-based company that pretended it was linked to Google following an investigation. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, the agency said Movette had used 'deceptive methods' to bill clients for the use of Google My Business ' a free service provided by the United States search firm. [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The country's external reserves rose to more than two-year high of $31.22bn on August 8, data from the Central Bank of Nigeria showed on Wednesday. The foreign exchange reserves, which have been battered by lower oil prices, climbed back to a level they last reached in July 2015, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
to refinance $3bn T-bills with dollar debt Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja and Stanley Opara The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, which hopes to achieve seven per cent growth rate by 2020. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, disclosed this to State House correspondents [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Femi Asu Egina oil field, a major deepwater development in Nigeria, is expected to achieve first oil in the fourth quarter of 2018, with a capacity to increase the nation's oil production by 200,000 barrels per day. The Egina Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel is planned to sail away from Samsung Heavy Industries yard [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba and Okechukwu Nnodim the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has again announced that it never inaugurated a recruitment campaign of any kind, as it warned job seekers to avoid being scammed. This came just as the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, said that the corporation would grant auditors from the [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said that his administration will continue to support the Small and Medium Enterprises for the sustained growth of the state's economy. He also called on politicians to work towards developing their respective communities instead of constantly playing politics. The governor, who spoke when [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Personalbanking@punchng.com Banking on campus can be a treacherous new territory for students to navigate. Banks take advantage of the fact that every fall, thousands of students leave the security of their parents' homes and make their own financial decisions for the first time, according to www.nerdwallet.com. It is important to be proactive in preparing yourself [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Becoming a university student requires more than reading a textbook and sometimes completing an essay for coursework. It somehow changes your lifestyle, from what you do for leisure, the work you do and even your student bank account. Here are things you need to know about opening a student bank account, according to universitycompare.com. Switch [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Eric Dumo The Federal Government has been advised to adopt the public-private partnership model to address the decay in infrastructure at the nation's seaports. Making the call in Lagos during the second edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, a partnership between Sifax Group and Maritime Forum of the University of Lagos, major stakeholders [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Femi Asu Marine Platforms Limited said it had completed a training programme for a set of Nigerian engineers under the Human Capacity Development scheme of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board. A statement on Wednesday said the training was undertaken under the Agbami Phase III Project for transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of various sub-sea [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Femi Asu Industry stakeholders have urged the Federal Government to review the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005 to restore investor confidence in the sector. The stakeholders stated this in a communiqu issued at the end of the 2nd Nigeria Energy Forum held in Lagos, where participants from government, development partners, industry, academia and the [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Femi Asu A new report on Wednesday indicated that over N11tn meant to provide adequate electricity in the country was squandered under the governments of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar'Adua and Goodluck Jonathan. The report, published by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, said the much-publicised power sector reforms in Nigeria under the Electric [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Femi Asu The increase in the production of light sweet crude from Nigeria, United States and Libya has been said to be capable of contributing to a narrower price spread between light and medium crudes. The US Energy Information Administration said in its Short-Term Energy Outlook that Nigerian production increased by six per cent to [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Femi Asu Total Nigeria Plc, the downstream subsidiary of Total, has rewarded some of its drivers as part of its strategy to promote safety on the roads. The company said it had continued over the past 10 years to promote safe driving practices among its drivers through the Safety Posters' Campaign and Drivers' Awards. The [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Anna Okon The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria has given the APM terminal 14 days to clear the blockage to Apapa Access road caused by empty containers trying to use its terminal. The group, in a statement signed by its Deputy Secretary General, Edwin Sambo, expressed concerns about the situation, which it claimed had rendered [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja A total of N4bn was spent on the upgrading of the facilities of the National Iron Ore Mining Company after the sacking of Indian concessionaire, Global Infrastructure Nigeria Limited, the Federal Government has said. This disclosure was contained in a memo to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, by a former Permanent [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending on Wednesday launched an enhanced livestock feed programme designed to create a shift from nomadic cattle rearing to a more structured system that would encourage private investment in the livestock value chain. NIRSAL is an initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria to [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Femi Asu The United Nations Global Compact is pushing ahead with its effort to support the Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises in Nigeria to tackle the challenge of corruption in a bid to stimulate the growth of the MSME sector. At the Local Network's Anti-Corruption Collective Action Incubation Lab Workshop in Lagos, convened by the [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The Nigeria LNG Limited has highlighted the need for human capital development in the nation's oil and gas sector to enable the country to fully harness its vast natural resources and grow the economy. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, NLNG, Mr. Tony Attah, said the country's oil and gas industry had been pivotal [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Anna Okon A study has attributed the rise in import and export processing costs by 50 per cent and 61 per cent, respectively, to illegal payments at the nation's seaports. The study, 2016 Port Efficiency Research, conducted by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, observed that port users faced challenges arising from poor infrastructure [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
MudiagaAffe, Calabar Following the recent tank farm fire disaster at the Calabar Free Trade Zone, the Nigerian Ports Authority on Wednesday called on community leaders to sensitise the people to the dangers of illegal oil bunkering to forestall ugly incidents along the shoreline. At least 15 persons have so far died and several others injured [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara Guinness Nigeria Plc, Jaiz Bank Plc, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, Dangote Flour Plc and Vitafoam Nigeria Plc emerged the top five gainers at the close of trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The NSE market capitalisation appreciated by N50bn to close at N13.147tn from N13.097tn recorded on [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Afrinvest Asset Management Limited, the fund managers of the Nigerian International Debt Fund, says it is set to pay investors the interim coupon for the 2017 financial year in August 2017. According to a statement by the lender, this marks the 39th coupon since the creation of the fund, in line with its consistent dividend [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara The profit after tax of Nigerian Enamelware Plc dropped by 196 per cent for the year ended April 30, 2017 to N45.058m from N133.475m recorded in the corresponding period of last year. The company's turnover also dropped to N2.528bn from N2.795bn. In its financial statement filed with the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday, [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho is an excellent signing for Leicester City, former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry believes, Leicester Mercury reports. City have spent 25m on the 20-year-old Nigerian, who could make his Premier League debut against the Gunners on Friday. Iheanacho has the best goals to games ratio of any striker in the Premier League, although he [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Blessing Okagbare on Wednesday boosted Nigeria's chances of winning a medal at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London after qualifying for the final of the women's long jump. However, the country's second athlete in the event, Ese Brume, crashed out of the event after finishing 17th overall. Competing in Group A alongside [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina The Nigerian delegation to the London 2017 World Athletics Championships were allegedly thrown into confusion on Wednesday after the British High Commission denied Abike Egbeniyi an entry visa to the United Kingdom. United States-based Egbeniyi, who qualified for the women's 400m at the national trials in Abuja with a time of 52.10secs, is [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina The Nigeria Basketball Federation on Wednesday named Alex Nwora as coach of the national men's team D'Tigers ahead of the 2017 FIBA Africa Basketball Championship in Tunisia and Senegal. D'Tigers are the defending champions of the Afrobasket holding from September 8 to 16. Nwora replaces William Voigt, who led Nigeria to the Afrobasket [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Nine Nigerians on Wednesday are leading the groups in the first round of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Series, Nigeria Open, at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Nigeria have over 60 players at the $42,000 tournament. In the men's singles qualifying round, which has 24 groups, Kazeem Adeniyi [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Botswana's Isaac Makwala didn't run like a sick man as he ran two rounds of the 200m ' one on his own ' to reach the final at the world championships on Wednesday. The 30-year-old had been given the go-ahead by the sport's governing body the IAAF after missing Monday's heats because the quarantine period [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
South African Premier Soccer League side Ajax Cape Town have continued their recent recruitment drive with the signing of Nigerian winger Ejike Uzoenyi, the club confirmed on Wednesday, ESPN FC reports. The 29-year-old, who has also previously turned out for Mamelodi Sundowns and BidVest Wits in South Africa, has been handed a four-year contract and [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
The Nigerian team have been forced to cut short their participation at the African All-Stars Gymnastics tournament in Pretoria in South Africa after running out of funds. The Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria sent eight women and four men gymnasts to the competition. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Tony Asuquo, who is the coach [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Over 60 African para-powerlifting officials have been scheduled to take part in a seminar/workshop organised by the International Paralympic Committee at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Ikeja, Lagos, from August 10 to 12. Twenty out of the 60 the participants for the event, organised by the IPC in conjunction with the Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation, [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Nigeria international midfielder Mikel Agu has joined Turkish Super Lig club Bursaspor on a season-long loan from Portuguese giants Porto, BBC Sport reports. It is Agu's third loan move since joining FC Porto's youth set up in 2012. Agu joins Nigerian compatriot William Troost-Ekong at the club. 'I'm delighted to join Bursaspor, I came here [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Chief Ajibola Ogunshola Enviable is the life of Isaac Olusola Dada, 'I.O.D', MFR, pole and pillar of Obalero high chieftaincy house of Aiyede-Ekiti, notable servant and stanchion of the Anglican Church, teacher, life member of the Nigerian Economic Society, Master of Business Administration and honorary doctor of the same, master mandarin, investment banker, Fellow of [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Thursday with Abimbola Adelakun, aadelakun@punchng.com The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has embarked on a campaign for another presidential term that will begin in 2018. Mugabe is 93 years old and by the time the new term he will most likely win rolls to an end, he will be 100. Mugabe is not only old [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Niran Adedokun nadedokun@gmail.com The part of this headline in inverted commas is not original. I borrowed it from one of the most memorable lines in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, a satirical exploration of the virtues and vices that dot the lives of mortals in Western Europe of the 18th Century. But more than one recent [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Greg Odogwu gregodogwu@yahoo.com 08063601665 it is now 20 years since the Women Environmental Programme, an indigenous non-governmental organisation, with the United Nations Economic and Social Council consultative status; the United Nations Environment Programme observer status; and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change observer status; began its work on mainstreaming gender in environmental issues. [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Sam Aruleba Oh no! Foul, horrendous, thieves, vagabonds, are some of the electrifying words charging into the nerves and emotions of many Nigerians the moment the Senate rejected restructuring idea the country proposed in line to the 1963 constitution that gave much powers to the regions. The house of horror and pandemonium is indeed, at [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos The Christian Education Director of the Evangelical Church Winning All (International), Rev. Jen Moses, who was kidnapped by suspected herdsmen, has been released. He was said to have been reunited with his family and church members on Tuesday after the payment of N2.5m ransom. The victim was said to have been admitted [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Enyioha Opara, Minna Baby Buhari Dauda, whose genitals were cut off by his stepmother in Niger State, is dead. Dauda died in Wada village, in the Shiroro Local Government Area of the state, after a brief illness. The Director General of the Child Rights Agency, Mariam Kolo, who confirmed the development to PUNCH Metro on [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Afeez Hanafi Three new suspects have been arrested at a suspected den of kidnappers and ritual killers in the Obadeyi-Ijaiye end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. Two of the suspects, a woman and a man, allegedly disguised as mentally-challenged persons, but the latter was said to have later confessed to being a member of a kidnap [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Samson Folarin A policeman and an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority created a scene on Wednesday at the Lekki Phase 1 end of the Lekki-Epe Expressway when they engaged each other in a public fight. PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident happened around 9am as motorists and residents hurry to their places [] 

Thu, 10 Aug 2017
A 49-year-old man, Akinola Olumide, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court for allegedly collecting N9m from some intending travellers under the pretext of procuring visas for them. Olumide was arraigned before a magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Olayinka, on 14 counts bordering on theft. The police prosecutor, Sergeant Donjor Perezi, said the defendant committed the [] 
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