NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [24 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 24 September, 2017.

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
BRICKBATS between Isah Misau, a serving senator, and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, provide food for thought. The integrity of the Police and their capacity to discharge their statutory responsibility have been brought to the fore with Misau's allegation that the police collect as much as N10 billion monthly from corporate bodies and the [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, in this interview with BAYO AKINLOYE, speaks about Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and how the government is paying lip service to the restructuring of the country Nnamdi Kanu is said to be on the run, what's your opinion about this' Mind you, [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, speaks with JOHN ALECHENU about the recent flood disaster in the state, the Paris Club refund and the states unsustainable wage bill among other issues How is your state coping with the recent flood disaster' Let me seize this opportunity to express our gratitude to all Nigerians, civil society and [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
The brother of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Emmanuel, tells OGBONNAYA IKOKWU that in spite of the military attacks launched against the secessionist group, agitation for an independent state of Biafra will continue What do you do for a living' I'm a businessman. What led to the clash between members [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
A former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Suleiman, tells SUCCESS NWOGU that he does not agree with the Federal Government that Nigeria has come out of recession among other issues Can you tell us about the economic blueprint used during your tenure as the Minister for National Planning' I do not like flogging my [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
TOBI AWORINDE A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said restructuring will bring much needed balance to the country. The former Lagos State governor, however, said he was against the split-up of the country. Tinubu's assertion followed repeated pronouncements by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that Nigeria's [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
HINDI LIVINUS The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, has said the people of the South-West are in support of the calls for Nigeria's restructuring, despite the contrary opinion expressed on the issue by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Obasanjo, while speaking in South Africa last month, had said he was not for [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has said a former National Vice Chairman (South) of the party, Chief Olabode George, remained the best candidate for the party's national chairman.. Babatope, who is spearheading George's campaign organisation for his aspiration in the December 9 convention of the party, told the News Agency [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
BAYO AKINLOYE The All Progressives Congress in Oyo State has accused opposition parties in the state of planning to subvert the wish of the electorate in the 2019 governorship election. The ruling party, however, said all schemes by the opposition to wrest power from the incumbent government would prove unsuccessful. 'The leadership of some opposition [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
SAMUEL AWOYINFA and KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party's congresses in Ogun State, a member of the House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, has urged the leadership of the party to be united to ensure victory in the 2019 general elections. Adebutu, who is aspiring to be the next governor of the state, noted [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Ihuoma Chiedozie The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in 2019. The Chairman of the APC in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, announced the endorsement during a briefing on Saturday. He also urged the President to sack the Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama. [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Oyetunji Abioye Post-recession recovery of commercial banks in the country is still in doubt because a number of economic issues are expected to impact on their performance in coming months, it has been learnt. Findings by our correspondent revealed that most of the banks were still grappling with huge non-performing loans and this situation would [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Today, we no doubt live in a world controlled by much of technology. Some people refer to this period as the best time to be alive, while a few much older folks that I have interacted with are of the opinion that many people today live like robots, which are largely controlled by a number [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Anna Okon Gains on global cashew prices have jumped by 85 per cent in the past two years and Nigeria is gradually tapping into the windfall. Prices have increased from $750 per metric tonne in 2015 to $1,800/MT in 2017. Amidst the global commodity price increase, export of Nigeria's cashew suffered a decline in 2016 [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Some bills currently at the National Assembly aimed at amending certain sections of the Pension Reform Act 2014 may have far reaching implications on pension administration and the economy in Nigeria, NIKE POPOOLA reports Presently, there are some bills before the National Assembly, aiming to amend some sections of the Pension Reform Act 2014. One [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba The high rate of inflation in the country is taking its toll on the aviation sector with the number of passengers declining by 456,135 between January and June this year. An analysis of a new report on the sector prepared by the National Bureau of Statistics and obtained by our correspondent on Friday [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola The total assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme rose to N6.7tn as of the end of May, this year. Figures obtained from the National Pension Commission on Friday showed that 73.14 per cent of the total funds had been invested in the Federal Government of Nigeria's securities. The FGN investments are N3.8tn and [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Stanley Opara The World Bank has said Nigeria deserves to be on the African mining map again, after losing out some years ago. It said the country would boost its economic fortunes and further create good jobs for its teeming populace if the mining model was holistically revisited with the aim of transforming the subsector. [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh Nigeria, for the first time in over 30 years, has failed to make the list of destination points for investors willing to invest in Africa, a new report has stated. The report, 'Where to invest in Africa', released on Friday, read, 'Nigeria's exclusion from the list is largely because of recession and its [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe bares it all in this interview with 'TANA AIYEJINA at the SOS Village at Ennerdale, Johannesburg How has life been in retirement' I have been a footballer all my life and it's a big part of me. If you played football for a long time, you get to a [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Super Eagles assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf, has said it would be difficult to beat hosts Ghana for the second time in the final of the 2017 West African Football Union Cup of Nations on Sunday. Nigeria and Ghana had met earlier in the group stage of the competition with the Eagles beating the [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Nigeria's Kamaru Usman has agreed to fight American Mike Perry in an Ultimate Fighting Championship match on December 2. Usman last Saturday knocked out Brazilian Sergio Moraes in the first round of their UFC welterweight fight in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, United States. Perry on his Twitter account called out Usman after the Nigerian [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma South East leaders have backed the proposed honour for former Super Eagles player, Sam Okwaraji, who died while playing against Angola in Lagos on August 12, 1989. The Imo state Football Association in collaboration with the Okwaraji Foundation had proposed a national symposium and documentary in November to honour the late midfielder. A [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Jose Mourinho was bizarrely sent off for venturing onto the pitch in Man Utd's 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday, Sky Sports reports. With United 1-0 up in the last minute of stoppage time, Mourinho stepped one foot onto the pitch while urging his team back to defend, only for fourth official Mike Jones to [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Gladbach had no answer to Peter Boszs fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top of the table before Tuesdays Champions League clash with holders [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Parenting is not an easy task. It requires lots of time, money and sacrifice to care for a child, not to mention doing it till the child is old enough to leave the home and start a life of his own. In fact, in most cases, the child (now an adult) still gets some financial [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
I recently spent some time with a few friends and colleagues and much to my amazement, it emerged that quite a few of them were in various levels of deep emotional and psychological distress. What I found the most worrying was that many of them were not even aware of how their state of mind [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Femi Mimiko The latest phase of the crisis on the Korean Peninsula demonstrates the tenuous nature of positions, interests, and realities in the international system. It is one system that is uniquely fluid ' existing in a permanent state of flux, in all ramifications. This is what provided context for its characterization by Lord Palmerston [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Have you ever played the children's game Chinese Whispers' Some people call it Telephone Wire. In this game, each participant stands in line or sits in a circle, the first person whispers something into the next person's ear and is only allowed to say it once, The second person whispers what they heard or think [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Enyioha Opara The Niger State Police Command, on Saturday, said it had arrested one Kabiru Idi, 15, of Gbeganu area, in Bosso Local Government Area for having sex with a goat. Idi was arrested by police operatives attached to Kpakungu Division in Minna, Niger State, following a tip-off. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that it was the [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
UMAR MUHAMMED A 19-year-old man, Muhammed Sarki Noma-Sambo, has been apprehended in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State for allegedly having sex with a seven-year-old boy. Speaking to SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday at the state Criminal Investigation Intelligent Department, the suspect alleged that his victim had approached him two weeks ago at the popular [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
An Italian mayor is offering $2,200 to anyone who is willing to move to his tiny village. The mayor of Bormida village, Daniele Galliano, offered anyone who is willing to move there a considerable amount of money. Before the Second World War, the Italian village used to house around 1,000 people, but after war ended, [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
What was your first experience with music' My uncle, Seth, was the first person who believed in me. He owned a record label called, Sethra Inc back then, and we worked together. He believed so much in the dream. How did you get into the music industry professionally' I had been working underground for a [] 

Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Background I was born in Benin and I am the first of four children. I lived with my maternal grandmother until the age of nine when I went to join my parents in Europe. As a kid, I liked to cook, or at least pretend that I was cooking. Education I attended the Kingston Hertsfordshire [] 
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