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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 17 September, 2017.

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
AN acute shortage of teachers in Katsina has reached the level where a recall of retired teachers is being considered. A committee set up by the government to look into how the state's education standards could be improved has made the recommendation. Governor Aminu Masari is not only disposed to its implementation, but added that [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
A professor of political science and former Minister of External Affairs, Bolaji Akinyemi, speaks with BAYO AKINLOYE on Nnamdi Kanu's agitation, how Buhari can save Nigeria from collapse and why corruption persists Do you think Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra are asking for too much that the Igbo should opt out of [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi speaks with OLUSOLA FABIYI about the crisis in his party and the roles he played in the formation of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance Do you think that the crisis which almost consumed the Peoples Democratic Party was avoidable' The crisis that the PDP [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, in this interview with KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE, talks about his adoption as the 'preferred candidate' of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2018 governorship election How will you describe your emergence as the adopted governorship candidate of the PDP's stakeholders as supported by Governor Ayodele Fayose' I see it [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Mr. Allen Onyema is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace Limited. In this interview with MAUREEN IHUA-MADUENYI, he says domestic airlines go bankrupt because most policies in the aviation industry are anti-development You are neither a pilot nor have you worked in the aviation sector, what informed your choice of investment in [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba Despite the efforts of the Federal Government to diversify the economy away from oil to non-oil sector, receipts from oil and gas sector still account for a huge chunk of the country's total exports' earnings, an investigation has revealed. An analysis of the foreign trade statistics obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
With the Nigerian capital market striving to register its presence in the world as a major point of reference, there is the need to develop the market via innovation-focused investments, STANLEY OPARA writes For a very long time, the Nigerian capital market operated predictably with its processes not aligning with global realities. This inaction or [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Anna Okon The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said for Nigeria to sustain the economy after its exit from recession, it has to put in place tax policies that are investment-friendly. The chamber also recommended a reduction in multiple exchange rates, alignment of procurement policies at all levels of government to support domestic [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The Nigerian economy just limped out of recession with 0.55 per cent growth rate in the second quarter of 2017, which is about 2.04 per cent higher than what was recorded in the same quarter last year. When I learned about those figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, I instantly became keen to know [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim A total of 1,345 Nigerian youths have been trained in the fundamentals of Information and Communication Technology by an ICT firm, Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria, in partnership with the Federal Government. According to Huawei, the Federal Government has also expressed commitment to provide further training for 20 Nigerian youths in China under an [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Nigerian Employers Consultative Association says available indices indicate that the country is still experiencing economic recession. It, therefore, insisted that major policy responses must ensure robust and sustainable growth, including effective implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. The President, NECA, Mr. Larry Ettah, who spoke with our correspondent, on Friday, [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Oyetunji Abioye with agency report The Chief Executive Officer of Africa's largest airline by revenue, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, says the East African carrier has not submitted any bid for the takeover of Arik Air. 'We haven't had any discussions and we have not submitted a bid,' the CEO said, adding that there were talks [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola The Association of Chief Compliance Officer of Banks in Nigeria has said it will continue to increase the awareness of the public on the debilitating effects of money laundering, terrorism financing and other criminal activities on the socio-economic and political development of the country. ACCCOBIN also said it had been able to initiate [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Global Hunger Index, which showed improvement for the fifth consecutive year in 2016, has fallen, with the United Nations agencies saying the levels have dropped for the first time in more than a decade. The development, it was gathered, 'now affects about 11 per cent of the world's population, as conflict, climate [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Success Nwogu Delta State have emerged winners of the 2017 National Youth Games, which ended in Ilorin on Saturday. Team Delta won 21 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze medals to retain the title they won in 2016. Akwa Ibom State with 16 gold, 15 silver and 15 bronze were second, while Ondo State came [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Taekwondo Federation has been thrown into crisis after Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung's controversial inauguration of the NTF board, reports 'TANA AIYEJINA The taekwondo polls seemed destined for a controversial end even before it was conducted. There had been a silent line of discord, with members allegedly pledging allegiance to former president George Ashiru [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Jurgen Klopp's frustrating start to the season continued as Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at Anfield on Saturday, despite Mohamed Salah's fifth goal of the season, AFP reports. The German made seven changes, including a first start of the campaign for Philippe Coutinho, to the side that was held at home [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Kenya will have to wait a little longer to find out if it will host the 2018 African Nations Championships after the latest round of venue inspection ended on Saturday, AFP reports. Kenyan football officials said the final decision will now be taken at the next CAF (African Football Confederation) executive committee meeting in Accra, [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City to record their highest victory under Pep Guardiola as they crushed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Aguero was in sublime form to help City move to the top of the Premier League and avoid a hangover from European success at Feyenoord in midweek. City were anxious [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
France international Djibril Cisse insisted he's done nothing wrong over the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape scandal in an interview published on Saturday. The former Liverpool and Marseille striker told l'Equipe he was 'one million per cent' confident he will be exonerated of any wrongdoing. 'If I'd done something stupid I'd own up to it,' said [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Olajimi Smith When President Muhammadu Buhari, renowned for his integrity and anti-corruption stance, appointed a professor of law and civil rights activist, Itse Sagay, in August 2015, as head of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, close friends described it as one appointment whose time had come. Established to advise the Buhari administration on the [] 

Sun, 17 Sep 2017
Comedian, Chibuike Josh Alfred, aka Josh 2 Funny and Madam Felicia, speaks with TOFARATI IGE about his career How exactly did comedy start for you' I wouldn't say I was born a comedian, but when I was in secondary school, I used to do a bit of comedy. I was also a part of the [] 
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