NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 16 September, 2017.

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado-Ekiti The Peoples Democratic Party's Elders Caucus in Ekiti State has endorsed the adoption of Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola by Governor Ayo Fayose as the preferred candidate of the party for the 2018 governorship election. The elders, led by a former deputy governor in the state, Paul Alabi, endorsed Olusola during a visit [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Even though the 2019 presidential election is about 18 months away, JESUSEGUN ALAGBE takes a look at how it is already causing cracks within the ruling All Progressives Congress party Subtly, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has started making known his intention to run for the presidency in 2019 and in doing so, he has somewhat [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Jaiz Bank, Hassan Usman, has said that Nigeria will become one of the countries to successfully offer Sovereign Sukuk in local currency after the Federal Government floated around N100bn last Tuesday. According to him, the offer was to last for five days. Speaking on [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics on Friday released the Consumer Price Index report, which measures inflation, with the rate dropping year-on-year from 16.05 per cent in July to 16.01 per cent in August. The bureau, in the report, which was made available to our correspondent, said August was the seventh consecutive month [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said that the Federal Government has disbursed about N47.17bn to 62 contractors out of the debt owed them. Fashola, who stated this in Lagos on Friday at a road construction summit organised by Lafarge Africa Plc in collaboration with BusinessDay, said the debt [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
The first off-grid solar house has been launched in Lagos. The project was carried out by Concept Technologies, a renewable power solutions company, in collaboration with Fossil Drag Nigeria Limited. The launch was attended by dignitaries from the government and private sector. According to the Chief Executive Officer of Concept Technologies, Mr. Tokunbo Tonade, the [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency says the country's airspace will remain open despite the planned nationwide strike by the United Labour Congress of Nigeria. NAMA said on Friday that it and the representatives of the Nigerian Aviation Professionals, Aeronautical Information Services Association of Nigeria and the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers met [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Maritime Academy of Nigeria host community, Oron, stakeholders in maritime sector and youth groups have condemned the newly inaugurated Interim Management Committee for the institution by the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi. This is contained in a statement jointly signed by the representatives of three groups by the Chairman and [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
With the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League season drawn to a close last week, Idris Adesina takes a look at some highlights of the season The 2016/17 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League came to a climax on Saturday with different tales for different clubs in the topflight division. Plateau United comfortably secured their [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Champions D'Tigers took a big leap towards their title defence at the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship in Tunisia and Senegal after defeating co-hosts Senegal 76-71 in a pulsating semi-final clash on Friday to book a place in Saturday's final. The coach Alex Nwora side will play second co-hosts Tunisia, who defeated Morocco 60-52, [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria's women's Under-20 team face their counterparts from Tanzania at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, on Saturday in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualifier. The Falconets have qualified for every edition of the competition since making their debut in 2004. After a first round exit at the [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Pius Hemwan, the General Manager of 2017 Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United, has said the triumph of the club in the topflight has helped to unite the people of Plateau State more than before. Plateau won their first league title last Saturday after beating off the challenge of closest rivals MFM [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Temilolu Okeowo Dear Madam, You have an honest ministry that only few can be called into. You are treating a very crucial angle in human life which has been abandoned by most of our ministers of God/Pastors. I wonder why they wouldn't emphasise on sexual purity which is indeed the foundation for an excellent life [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Peter Dada, Akure After 11 days in kidnappers' den, 18-year-old Mary Olaniyan, a student of the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, has a lot to be thankful for. According her, if not for divine intervention, she might have become a human to be carved up as body parts for ritual killers. The young lady narrated [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Kunle Falayi At 28, Sani Rilwan has been a member of the Black Axe Confraternity for five years but the law caught up with him recently when a clash with a rival cult group, Eye Confraternity in Badagry, led to the death of two members of the latter group. According to Rilwan, he was passing [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Kunle Falayi For the last past years, the family of 35-year-old Dorcas Rogers Ogbologugo have refused to resign to fate over her disappearance, one that has spiralled into further tragedy. The search for her claimed a life of a member of the family, while for two weeks her husband was in a coma, losing his [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Popular Nigerian artiste, Muma Gee's marriage to her popular actor husband, Prince Eke, broke up late last year with the latter, accusing the artiste of infidelity and some other issues. Muma, who had yet to talk about what transpired in her marriage, eventually opened up to Saturday Beats about how [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua It was a day of big applause in Lagos recently when renowned Islamic singer Alhaja Aminat Balogun, aka Omotayebi and her band members thrilled both Muslims and non Muslims alike to melodious tunes from her repertoire. The crowd demanded for a repeat performance and they kept asking for more when [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Even as he has attained fame and become a celeb, not many people would know that Dancehall singer, Patoranking, had been in the music business for over a decade. Interestingly, the young man has seen the other side of life in his quest to climb the stardom ladder. While speaking [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Damola Adegboye is one of the up-and-coming comedians who are making an impact in the society with their talents. Even as he is into the business of making people laugh, not so many would know the young man graduated with a first class degree in Political Science. 'I had a [] 

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Charly Boy had called on his fellow celebrities to join him in the recent protest he masterminded in Abuja. While some joined him, others did not. Tuface Idibia was among the people that didn't join him in the protest and Charly Boy called him out on his instagram page shortly [] 
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