NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Thursday , 21 September, 2017.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017
John Alechenu, Abuja Members of the All Progressives Congress under the aegis of Borno APC Coalition have debunked speculations that there are moves for the former governor of the state, Senator Ali Sheriff, to return to the party. The Chairman and Secretary of the coalition, Alhaji Maina Bashir and Abdullahi Mala respectively, made the rebuttal [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, struck out one of the nine counts of $1.6bn crude oil fraud instituted against businessman, Jide Omokore, and five others. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a ruling, struck out the eighth count after hearing an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin No fewer than 100 leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ofa Local Government Area of Kwara State on Wednesday thronged the headquarters of Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission in Ilorin . The Chairman, PDP in Ofa LGA, Alhaji Hassan Salami, said they were protesting palpable exclusion from the November [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Ihuoma Chiedozie and Tony Okafor The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday said the Anambra State governorship poll would hold on November 18, as scheduled. The commission said it would not allow any postponement, adding that to do so would adversely affect the cost of prosecuting the election. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Nkwachukwu [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday said it was ready to conduct the bye-election in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State. The state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, stated this while addressing journalists on the polls. He said the election, which was slated for September 30, became necessary as [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
THE ranking of the police and the judiciary as the most corrupt public institutions in the country, in a survey conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, only confirms a widely held belief, which not a few Nigerians would posit. The integrity barometer, which [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Oyetunji Abioye Four commercial banks in the country are operating with too many non-performing loans on their books and with liquidity ratios below the minimum requirement, two members of the Central Bank of Nigeria's Monetary Policy Committee have said in statements on the bank's website. The two MPC members, Dr. Doyin Salami and Prof. Balami [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The United Labour Congress has called off its three-day-old strike following a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja on Wednesday. Announcing the decision to journalists, the President, ULC, Joe Ajaero, said the union would negotiate with the Federal Government and seek ways of reaching an agreement [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Federal Government says the planned concession of major airports across the country will go ahead as planned. This is just as it announced that N45bn would be paid to ex-workers of the defunct Nigerian Airways as severance package. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, stated this while fielding questions [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Femi Asu The Natural Resource Governance Institute has highlighted the need for African countries endowed with extractive resources such as minerals, oil and natural gas to make the most of them for economic development. The NRGI experts and others stated this at this year's Summer School on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance, which took place [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Femi Asu The President/Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has said low oil prices will help Nigeria to reduce its reliance on crude oil revenues. Dangote stated this at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, according to a statement from the African Press Organisation. Global oil benchmark, which fell from a [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Benin Electricity Distribution Plc has said residents of Usen community in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State will soon begin to enjoy improved power supply. The company said in a statement that it was concluding plans to bring 7.5MVA in addition to the existing 7.5MVA transformer installed recently. The Chief State Head, Edo [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Anna Okon The Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Retd.) has canvassed the need for total closure of Nigeria's number one border outpost with Benin Republic, Cotonou border. Ali who made the suggestion during the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria in Lagos recalled that the closure of the [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Femi Asu Fifteen months after the price of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, was increased by 68 per cent, consumers have yet to see any significant decrease in the price, contrary to the promise by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. The Federal Government on May 11, 2016 announced [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Non-oil exporters have lamented the negative impact of the Apapa gridlock and port congestion on their earnings. One of the exporters, Mr. Sotonye Anga, told our correspondent that the situation was causing a delay in shipment, adding that shipment that should ordinarily take one day was beginning to take five days. He said because of [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Most of us open our first current account by age 20. But just because we have had one for years, that doesn't mean that we manage it properly. When is the last time you balanced your bank account' If it is not part of your monthly routine, your inattention could carry a price, according to [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Area Command, said that it generated N701m in the month of August, 2017. A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Seme Border Command of the NCS, Taupyen, Selchang, indicated that the revenue generated by the command in August exceeded the N499.7m generated in the corresponding month of July by [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The International Freight Forwarders Association has lamented the continuous frustration being experienced by freight forwarders in Nigeria as a result of what it calls Customs operations at the Tin Can Island port. The Chairman of the association, Tin Can Island Chapter, Mr. Ojo Akintoye, said that men of the Customs' Federal Operating Unit constantly hindered [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman, has said that she will give priority consideration to fresh ideas and suggestions that can improve efficiency in the agency. A statement on Tuesday quoted her as saying this when the President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Ismaila Zakari, paid her a courtesy visit in Lagos. [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Femi Asu Baker Hughes, a GE company, said it had signed an agreement for the provision of Asset Performance Management software and services to enhance the performance of the LNG trains at the Nigeria LNG Limited's liquefaction plant in Bonny Island. The company said in a statement that it would provide the APM software services [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has affirmed its commitment towards strengthening the provisions of the Nigerian Content Law in order to boost local capacity and employment. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, gave the indication while inaugurating the Egina manifold load-out and sail-away constructed by Aveon Offshore Limited in [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Oil prices rose on Wednesday in spite of a rise in US crude inventories with the market heading for its largest 3rd quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose to 56.20 dollars a barrel by 12:19 [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Marcus Rashford fired Manchester United into the League Cup fourth round as the holders crushed Burton 4-1, while Manchester City eased through with a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday. City and United, currently first and second in the Premier League, took contrasting routes to the last 16, where they were joined by [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Football Association of Wales has been invited to bid again to stage matches at the 2020 European Championships. The Welsh FA lost out in the original bidding process in 2014 when UEFA chose 13 cities across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the first European Championship. But there are concerns over Belgiums 60,000-capacity [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
for the record, I do not have any shred of sympathy for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra. I agree that the Igbo people of South-East Nigeria have been served the short end of the stick for too long. One should be honest enough though, to admit that Nigeria has been unfair [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The National Biosafety Management Agency recently revealed that two shipments of genetically modified maize worth millions of dollars were discovered at a seaport in Lagos. The Director-General of NBMA, Rufus Ebegba, said a vessel arrived at the ENL Terminal at the Lagos port with 25,750 metric tons of genetically modified maize worth an estimated $3.7m. [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Nmi Wariboko Electioneering is warfare in Nigeria. Billions of naira are invested in campaigns and conducting elections. War and money have not yielded wise leaders for the country. Is it not time for us to generate creative ideas on how we can peacefully and cheaply select citizens for offices' I suggest that we complement our [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Ted Odogwu, Kano Tragedy struck in Kano on Tuesday as a 49-year-old man, Balarabe Adamu, reportedly stabbed himself before plunging into a well in the Rijiya Zaki quarters of the Ugogo Local Government Area of the state. PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim's neighbours raised the alarm and alerted officials of the state fire service [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, led a team of policemen to Agbowa, in the Ikorodu area, to demolish five shrines. The police said the move was to rid the area of the Badoo cult. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said a suspect, [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Samson Folarin A phone dealer, Toyin Shokefun, has faulted the release of a suspected burglar, identified only as Omotola, by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, saying the officers were compromised. Shokefun alleged that Omotola was let off the hook after the Investigating Police Officer, Omoniyi, aka Omo, was given money [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, has accused the traditional ruler of Itapa Ijesa, Dr Olapade Agoro, of concocting lies against the command to escape being taken to court for some alleged criminal and traffic offences. Agoro had accused some policemen from the Osun State Police Command of [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Samson Folarin While everyone at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Praise Palace parish, New Oko Oba, Agege, Lagos State, were praying and praising God, Moji Aladegun, a regular worshipper, had a different idea. PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect stole two handbags of church members and was making away with them when she was [] 

Thu, 21 Sep 2017
Peter Dada, Akure Men of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, Ondo State, on Wednesday stormed some bushes in the Akoko area and arrested seven suspected kidnappers in their dens. The soldiers were said to have gone after the hoodlums who had their dens located in Akokoland, following reports of kidnappings, especially [] 
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