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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [2ND SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 2nd September, 2017.

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
After a record-breaking transfer window in Europe came to a close on Friday in Spain, AFP Sports lists the 20 biggest moves of the summer: 1. 222 million euros ($264m) Neymar (BRA) Barcelona (ESP) to Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 2. 180m euros (loan with option to buy) Kylian Mbappe (FRA) Monaco (FRA) [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin SUSPECTED herdsmen have reportedly shot dead a farmer identified as Efosa Omoregie in Oben community, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that the deceased and youths in the area had attempted to prevent some cows sighted on their farms from eating their crops when the suspected herdsmen allegedly [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
An All Progressives Congress chieftain in Ogun State, Babatunde Onakoya, has declared that in the interest of equity, fairness and justice, the people of Ogun State must support the quest for Ogun West to produce for the very first time the governor of the state in May 2019. Onakoya made this appeal at his Ijebu [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Thousands of Peoples Democratic Party supporters in Rivers State on Thursday defected to the All Progressives Congress with a declaration that they were defecting to help in dislodging the ruling party in the state come 2019. The defectors, who are members of the I See You Group in the state, said [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Police Command on Thursday paraded two suspects said to be grandfathers and their accomplice for car theft. They were allegedly caught while trying to sell a Toyota Tacoma SUV stolen in Owerri, Imo State. Twenty-five bunches of keys, including a master key, one Federal Road Safety Corps jacket, FRSC [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
OLUSOLA FABIYI writes about the scheme by the Peoples Democratic Party to stage a comeback in 2019 New flags, an influx of people, praise singers, cars of different shapes and makes, drums of dissimilar figures and diverse songs are a new regular feature at the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abuja. The party [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Nigerian refineries are still performing poorly as an analysis of the latest monthly oil and gas sector report has shown that their combined performance, with respect to capacity utilisation, has dropped by 44.87 per cent. This came just as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation continued to record losses on monthly basis since [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh Unilever Nigeria Plc says it is channelling an undisclosed amount of funds to the eradication of dental diseases in the country, as many Nigerians are becoming infertile because of such diseases. The company said on Friday that its commitment to dental matters stemmed from the need to promote good oral hygiene and ensure [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Femi Asu Nigeria's oil supply to India has hit its lowest level for this year, with the Asian country intensifying effort to diversify its sources of the commodity. India has remained the single largest buyer of Nigerian crude oil in the past few years after the United States slashed its imports from the country on [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Atlas Mara Limited, the African investment vehicle of former Barclays boss Bob Diamond, says Fairfax Africa now holds 42 per cent of the company after it subscribed to 70.1 million new shares. The change in ownership came after Atlas Mara announced plans in June to raise $200m so that it could increase its stake in [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
The District Governor of Rotary District 9110, Rotarian Adewale Ogunbadejo, has visited the Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metropolitan. Rotary, an international service organisation, expects its district governors to visit all the clubs within the district at least once a year. This will help district governors to meet other Rotarians, members and appreciate the state of [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
**Buhari, Jonathan congratulate team Olalekan Adetayo and Idris Adesina Goals from China-based duo Odion Ighalo and captain Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and substitute Kelechi Iheanacho handed the Super Eagles an emphatic 4-0 victory over African champions Cameroon in Uyo on Friday and move a step closer in qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup. It [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has assured that the national team will qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup, after the team's 4-0 victory over Cameroon on Friday in Uyo. He added that the players would do their best to ensure that they qualify for the next year's World Cup in Russia. [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Ten states and Abuja have not registered their athletes for the 2017 National Youth Games, which starts on September 7 in Ilorin, Kwara State. The competition will hold at the University of Ilorin and will end on September 17. Our correspondent learnt that 26 states have already indicated interest to compete at the [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Two unconscious IfeanyiUbah FC players were revived, while several other players and officials sustained varying degrees of injuries after their bus was involved in an auto crash on Friday on the Benin-Ore Expressway, the club said. The accident, which happened at the Ore end of the road, involved a Sports Utility Vehicle. IfeanyiUbah [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Serena Williams has given birth to a healthy baby girl. The tennis champion welcomed her first child with her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, a source close to Williams confirmed to Us Weekly. The 35-year-old gave birth at a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday, the source said. Williams was induced on Thursday night, [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina The President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria Francis Orbih has said the new board of the federation was ready to reposition the sport in the country in line with international standards. Orbih, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday, said the board was ready to work with all stakeholders [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Harry Kane scored a brace to help Gareth Southgates lacklustre England to a 4-0 win over minnows Malta in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday. Kane opened the score early in the second-half but three goals inside the last 10 minutes put a brighter sheen on the result than the performance deserved. Ryan Bertrand [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Nigeria hammered African champions Cameroon Friday to virtually seal a 2018 World Cup place, but Ghana drew and South Africa lost to suffer serious qualifying setbacks. Current and former Chelsea midfielders Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored one goal and created another as Nigeria overwhelmed Cameroon 4-0 in southeast city Uyo. A late strike [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Serena Williams and fianc, Alexis Ohanian have had their first baby: it's a girl. Multiple reports said the tennis legend delivered her first child on Friday at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The baby reportedly weighs 6 pounds, 13 ounces. 'Tennis star Serena Williams gives birth to a baby girl weighing [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Kogi State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Everestus Obiyo, has allegedly sold a 2015 Toyota Camry car with forged documents. He was said to have claimed that the car was given to him by the state government without the necessary papers. But following a disagreement with a [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
forced to spend N300,000 on cleansing ritual 'I told her to take money offered by suspect ' Prosecutor Kunle Falayi For the last five years, 30-year-old Bassey Victor, has been working as a barber in a shop along Raji Oba, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos. For those five years, Rachael's husband and three of her [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri A two-year-old baby boy, Ikechukwu Nwachukwu, has been stolen from his parents' home in Umuihim village in Umuozu Ugiri Community in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. According to Mr Remigus Nwachukwu, an uncle of the stolen child, the two-year-old was allegedly stolen by one Ifeanyi Anyanwu, a tailor in [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Cross River Command of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency on Friday said it has arrested six drug suspects including a blind man and a cripple in separate operations in the state. The state Commander of the NDLEA, Mrs. Antonia Edeh, disclosed this in Calabar during a chat with journalists. Edeh said [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command attached to Rumuolumeni Police Division in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area have arrested a murder suspect identified as Prince Amadi. Amadi, who was paraded at the police division, had stabbed his victim (name withheld) on the chest during a scuffle at an illegal fuel dump [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin NO fewer than 19 persons, including an infant and three children, have been killed in a fatal road accident at Igoneki in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State. The incident was said to have occurred on Isi road, off the Benin-Agbor road at about 5pm on Thursday. It was gathered that [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Founder, Saab Foundation, Sa'adat Bibire, has said that no fewer than 1,000 women were raped in Kwara State in 2016. She quoted the state Ministry of Women Affairs as having uncovered and confirmed the 1,000 rape cases, adding that the crime had become too high in the state. She lamented the [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Peter Dada, Akure Three commercial motorcyclists were killed by a yet-to-be-identified motorist on Thursday night in Okitipupa, Ondo State. Hundreds of commercial motorcyclists also known as okada riders on Friday took to the streets of Okitipupa, Ondo State, to protest the killing, as more information emerged about the circumstances leading to their death. A source [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Popular comedian turned singer, MC Galaxy, may have a larger than life persona but things have not always been a bed of roses for the Sekem singer. In a recent interview with Saturday Beats, he mentioned how he came to Lagos in a night bus from Akwa Ibom to seek [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka is not doing badly with his popular show, Lafmattazz as he is pulling some of his friends to Ilorin for a show he tagged Lafmattazz with Gbenga Adeyinka and Friends. Saturday Beats gathered that the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has endorsed the show as he [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua The city of Kaduna practically shook last weekend when the Globacom-sponsored music show, Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour, landed in the city. The performing artistes literally locked down the city for five hours with incredible pulsating entertainment back to back. It was simply wow! The show, anchored by two Nollywood [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Even as his former partner Kcee has been doing quite well in recent times, same cannot really be said of Presh. He and Kcee formed the defunct KCPresh group. In a chat with Saturday Beat, the singer gave reasons for his absence on the Nigerian entertainment scene. He said, 'I [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Just like he did in Ghana, model-turned-musician, Benjamin Lawrence, popularly known as Mr. Shaa, is set to take the industry by storm with his new single, 'I no well,' which coincidentally is his album title. The five-track album has his hit songs like, 'My Lover', 'Sugar', 'Oyajo', and 'Show Dem', [] 

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch 08116759809 (SMS only) During the week, it was announced that popular family game show, Who Wants To Be A Million would be back on air with a new sponsor, Airopay. Saturday Beats reliably gathered that after 13 years of hosting the show, popular broadcaster, Frank [] 
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