NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [25 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 25 September, 2017.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Punch Editorial Board Fresh impetus has been introduced into the anti-graft drive with the raft of measures announced by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, last week. He has directed Heads of Courts to create Special Courts in their respective jurisdictions for speedy trial of corruption cases. This is a welcome development; in fact, [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The Federal Government has said that there is no plan to Islamise the country with the recent issuance of its N100bn Sukuk bond. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said this on the sidelines of an investor conference organised by Stanbic IBTC Bank in Lagos. Offer for subscription for the Sukuk bond [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr. Godwin Eke, has said that the Federal Government has commenced the rehabilitation of roads and bridges in Lagos State. Eke, who spoke with journalists in Lagos on Saturday, said some of the roads had become deplorable and required urgent attention, adding that the Federal [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Sesan Olufowobi A lawyer, Mr. Kabir Akingbolu, has called on the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to initiate the process of amending the Lagos State Rent Control Law to regulate fees chargeable by property agents as commissions. Akingbolu, in a letter to the governor, which he made available to journalists on Sunday, said although the [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
While producers of gas, a feedstock for most of the nation's power plants, are insisting on dollar-denominated pricing, power generation and distribution companies want the commodity's price to be denominated in naira, 'FEMI ASU writes The denomination of the price of gas sold to electricity generation companies in the United States dollars is sending ripples [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola The National Insurance Commission has introduced four different forms of operation guidelines in the insurance sector. They are the Web Aggregators Operational guidelines; State Government's Implementation of Compulsory Insurance (or State Financial Advisers) guidelines; Independent Agents Operational guidelines; and the Mutual Organisations, Associations, Community Based, Micro guidelines. The Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Stanley Opara Honeywell Flour Mills Plc has reported a 291 per cent increase in profit before taxation, to N5.47bn in 2017 from a loss position in 2016. This was contained in its audited financial results for the full year ended March 31, 2017. The company also recorded a significant 191 per cent increase in gross [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola If you check your transactions through your bank on a regular basis, you may find a transaction that you did not authorise. Usually, this is a sign that someone has stolen your debit card or they have somehow skimmed the number and have access to your bank account. It is important to act [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Manitoba Hydro International, the Canadian firm that was awarded the management contract for the Transmission Company of Nigeria for four years, failed to meet the target given to it by the Federal Government, as it could not reinvigorate or pull out the TCN from its inefficiencies. According to the Interim Managing Director, [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria have resolved to work together to enforce engineering codes and standards among practitioners across the country. Both organisations vowed to ensure the effective implementation of codes and standards in the engineering profession considering its benefits to the general public. Speaking at [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Lagos State Government has said it will welcome ideas and advice from professionals and residents on how to curb the rising cases of building collapse in the state. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Abiola Anifowoshe, made this known at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Building Collapse [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency says it has commenced a programme aimed at decongesting the Lagos airspace through the zoning of the Lagos Sub-flight Information Region, also known as Sub-FIR airspace, into Lagos-West and Lagos-East Area Control Centres. The Managing Director, NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, who stated this at a stakeholders' sensitisation forum, [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Association of Private Practising Surveyors of Nigeria, Lagos branch, has called for increased patronage of surveying professionals for sustainable development in the country. The Chairman, APPSN, Lagos branch, Mr. Olufemi Odetunmibi, said at the body's 2017 annual workshop that people needed to engage the services of surveyors more in the course of [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola The Chairman Insurance Group, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Gboyega Olanbiwoninu, has said that full implementation of the compulsory insurance policies will boost the safety of cities. He said this during an insurance stakeholders' forum organised by the LCCI Insurance Group in Lagos. A statement from the LCCI said the forum [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Stakeholders in the built environment have said that adequate road infrastructure is critical to economic growth and development, as road transportation accounts for about 90 per cent of all freight and passenger movements in the country. Based on this, there have been calls for more investment in concrete roads, which professionals say can [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola One of the Pension Fund Administrators, Trust Fund, has said that every employer must ensure that both old and new employees maintain Retirement Savings Accounts in each person's name with any PFA of their choice. During a training programme that was organised for workers in Lagos, the Trust Fund said this was stipulated [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federation of African Engineering Organisation, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Science, Engineering and Technology Development Network, among others, have identified reasons why young girls shy away from the engineering profession. According to them, engineering must not be seen a profession that is primarily for men, as they urged parents [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Lagos State Government has announced the commencement of the rehabilitation of defective roads in the state through the Public Works Corporation. A statement by the Head, Public Affairs Unit, Lagos State Public Works Corporation, Mr. Yomi Oladapo, quoted the Special Adviser on Public Works and Drainages to the Governor, Mr. Temidayo Erinle, [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Femi Asu The Executive Director, Sahara Group, Mr. Tonye Cole, has said the industrialisation of Africa in the next decade should be a global agenda as the continent is central to efforts at achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. 'If those goals are to be achieved, it cannot be done without the successful implementation of [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Rasheed Bisiriyu Some auto experts have poured scorn on the current state of automobile assembly plants in the country, about four years after the introduction of a policy by the Federal Government aimed at making Nigeria a major vehicle producing nation. An automobile expert, Dr. Oscar Odiboh, said many of the automobile assembly plants [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Adelani Adepegba,Abuja The National Christian Elders Forum has described the Sukkuk bond as illegal, unconstitutional and a stealthy way of Islamising the country. The NCEF Chairman, Chief Solomon Asemota, in a statement on Sunday explained that proponents of the Sharia-compliant finance often conveyed the false impression that Sukkuk is an ethical financial system, stressing that [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Festus Abu Tournament hosts Ghana hit the back of the net four times to secure a 4-1 victory over their fierce rivals Nigeria and lift the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations trophy at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in Cape Coast on Sunday. The Blacks Stars' victory, which was a sweet revenge after their 2-0 [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Out-of-favour Super Eagles attacker Obinna Nsofor has said he rejected offers from European clubs to join the South African side Cape Town City. He has played twice for the club coached by his former team-mate Benni McCarthy since signing a one-year deal. The 30-year-old returns to Africa after 12 years playing in Europe. 'I had [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Black Stars of Ghana on Sunday defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 4-1 in the final of the 2017 West African Football Union Cup of Nations. Nigeria and Ghana had met earlier in the group stage of the competition with the Eagles beating the Black Stars 2-0. Details soon. 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Henry Boyo It would seem a cynical denial of reality for anyone to suggest that the prevailing oppressively high cost of borrowing is caused by an unexpected burden of too much money in the financial system. How, one may ask, will the price of any commodity remain high when supply of the same item is [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Erasmus Ikhide Last week, the Senate dramatised her reckless impunity of misgovernment at a time reflective governance and moral sobriety are required to douse the tensed political space and barefaced looting that have been elevated to a grand act in the National Assembly. It told Nigerians, through its spokesman, Chairman Senate Committee on Media and [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Eze Onyekpere The right to the highest attainable state of physical and mental health is one of the most fundamental of the human rights recognised in modern jurisprudence. Its link with the right to life makes it extremely important for respect, protection and fulfilment in line with state obligations under national and international laws. It [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Adewale Kupoluyi What has become a serious source of worry to many Nigerians are the dehumanising, heartless and growing cases of rape of minors, girls, ladies and women in the country. There is hardly any day that passes by that cases of sexual molestation, violence and crime are not reported. Rape, the forceful canal knowledge [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Samson Folarin Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a phone dealer, Jamiu Adebayo, for allegedly receiving stolen mobile phones from some suspected armed robbers in the state. According to the police, the suspect, who specialised in buying stolen phones from armed robbers and 'one chance' gangs, usually [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Umar Muhammed, Lafia Unidentified gunmen last Friday invaded Romantic Bakery Industry in Lafia, Nasarawa State, killing a policeman, Sgt. Eneojo Paul, and making away with two AK47 rifles as well as N2.5m cash. The incident happened between 8pm and 9pm on Friday, according to eyewitnesses. Findings by our correspondent indicated that the hoodlums went away [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a kidnap kingpin, Okon Udofia, who was said to be one of the most wanted criminals in the state. Our correspondent learnt that Udofia masterminded the kidnap of one Daniel Ekpenyong, the driver to the Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State People Democratic Party, [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Samson Folarin A 10-year-old boy, identified as Chimobi, has been taken into protective custody by the Lagos State Government after his brother's wife, Gift Igwe, allegedly set him ablaze at their home on Adenugba Street, Agunfoye, Ikorodu. PUNCH Metro learnt that the offence of the Ishielu, Ebonyi State indigene, was that he misplaced his trousers [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Afeez Hanafi Guardians of Asmau Ajibade, a Junior Secondary School 2 pupil of Agbara Commuinty Junior Secondary School, Ogun State, are in distress over her whereabouts seven days after she left home for school. The girl lived with the guardians, Alhaji Rauf Adetona and Alhaja Ajarat Adetona, on Area 8, Road 810, Block AM, Plot [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Afeez Hanafi The career of a police sergeant may be hanging in the balance after he was allegedly caught smoking Indian hemp at a function on Lagos Island. PUNCH Metro learnt that the sergeant, identified simply as Agu, also allegedly slapped the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Lion Building Police Division, Lagos State, who [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A six-year-old boy injured by Boko Haram, Ali Ahmadu, who was flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a surgery has started walking again. Our correspondent had reported that the boy, who was injured by the insurgents in Chibok community, Borno State, when he was three years old, was flown out of [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday said it was investigating the circumstances surrounding the drowning of one Justus Oruka in a well in Enugu. A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said the incident occurred at 10am on September 21. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Amaraizu stated [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Mudiaga Afe, Calabar A group, Wanikade Professionals, on Sunday called on the Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, to set up a panel of inquiry that will investigate the communal clash in the Ukele North of the Yala Local Government Area of the state. The clash, between the people of Wanikade and their Wanihem [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Umar Muhammed, Lafia The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control said it has impounded herbal products made by one 'Baba Aisha' in the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The Coordinator of NAFDAC in Nasarawa State, Mr. Micheal Attah, revealed this in an interview with Northern City News in his office [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Sodiq Oyeleke The Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Garuba Akinola, has died. Akinola, the ninth Chief Imam of Lagos State, died at 5:00pm on Sunday at Lagos State Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. Appointed in July 2000, the imam is expected to be buried on Monday, according to Islamic rites. Meanwhile, the Lagos State [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
A debt-ridden actor who killed two of his friends and dismembered one of them as part of a plot to steal money to pay for his wedding and honeymoon has been sentenced to death. Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 32, will be put on death for the slaying of Afghanistan war veteran Samuel Herr and Julie Kibuishi [] 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Budding musician, Daniel Diongoli, popularly known as Idyl, has won The Voice Nigeria 2017. The self-acclaimed ghetto youth who says he was raised in the streets by the streets, also affirms that grace brought him this far. The 22-year-old Bayelsa-born singer defeated Ebube with whom he was in the Top 2. Idyl, who also goes [] 
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