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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 11 September, 2017.

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Punch Editorial Board Confronted with dire security threats, the Nigerian government is, as usual, seeking to compound the problem. The recourse to the establishment of a National Guard as espoused by the Minister of the Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, is wrong-headed and misses the point. The solution to rampant insecurity and the failure of policing requires [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, has lamented the constant harassment of the Senate by Nigerians, adding that the upper legislative chamber cannot disclose its salaries and allowances. Abdullahi said this during a live programme on Channels Television titled, 'Politics Today.' The Senate spokesman also refused [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The race for the chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party has taken a new dimension as the Board of the Trustees of the party is said to be divided over the ambition of two of its members, The PUNCH has learnt. A former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Olabode George, [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The reliance of the federal and state governments on borrowings to finance their activities is not ending soon as the two tiers of government have taken more loans in the past two years, EVEREST AMAEFULE writes The Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola Avon HMO, a health management company in Nigeria, has introduced new plans for Nigerians who are not covered by the existing health insurance models. A statement obtained from the firm on Sunday said this was part of its efforts to ensure quality and affordable healthcare coverage for all. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola The Chief Responsibility Officer, Ensure Insurance Plc, Mr. Salami Owolabi has said that the coming of foreign investors into the Nigerian insurance industry will enhance the local skills and provide the capital to underwrite more special risks in the country. According to him, when global players come into any industry, the level of [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Shareholders of Arik Air Limited have filed a N20bn suit against the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims of negotiations between them for the takeover of the airline. Our correspondent gathered that the suit instituted on September 6, 2017 at the Federal High Court, Lagos by Arik's counsel, Mr. Babajide Koku, [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
More developed countries of the world are adopting contributory pension systems in ensuring regular pension payment and providing funds for economic development, NIKE POPOOLA reports Before the enactment of the Pension Reform Act 2004 which introduced the Contributory Pension Scheme in Nigeria, there was a pension deficit of about N2tn in the country, which hindered [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The National Information Technology Development has aborted its 2016/2017 scholarship programme, a process of selecting candidates for specialised training in Information Technology. A statement by the Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, said the agency was forced to cancel the process because of paucity of funds. Umar said [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government has called on investors from Poland and other countries in Europe to take advantage of the reforms in the Nigerian economy by increasing their level of investments in the country. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar, stated this when a delegation of Polish investors [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals has petitioned the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, over alleged neglect of its members at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency. In a letter signed by the association's Secretary General, Abdul Rasaq Saidu, and made available to journalists on Sunday, ANAP alleged that in the past years, various [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Nimi Akinkugbe According to the recent Gross Domestic Product report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, the economy recorded a positive growth after five consecutive quarters of contractions since the first quarter of 2016, signifying that Nigeria is technically out of recession. As the economy begins to emerge from recession, so too should consumer [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi For the government to permanently end the problem of building collapse in the country, there is a need to focus on certain fundamental areas in the construction process, the Building Collapse Prevention Guild has said. According to the guild, whose members include professionals in all building development disciplines, a major area in need [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola A luxury that one wants to afford after a nice home is a branded car. Owning a car makes one's life comfortable. You can drive off to work instead of using crowded public transportation or use it for a leisurely weekend getaway, according to www.economictimes.indiatimes.com. Earlier, buying a car was a milestone in [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guteress, has named the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Tunde Fowler, as a member of the International Experts Committee on Tax Matters. The committee has 25 members worldwide. Fowler's appointment was conveyed by the Minister Plenipotentiary of Nigeria Permanent Mission, New York, Mr. [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Members of the Construction Industry Hall of Fame, an initiative designed for the recognition of outstanding practitioners, organisations and key players in the construction, building, engineering, oil and gas and other related sectors, have called for the development of local content to aid the revolution necessary for the diversification of the country's economy. [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Commercial property services company, Broll, has said that tenants are seeking ways to optimise space and reduce rent as economic uncertainties worsen globally. The Group Divisional Director, Strategy and Consulting for Occupier Services, Broll Property, Jess Cleland, says concerns for corporate real estate professionals currently include cost escalation, and changing workforce preferences and [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The traditional ruler of Ikateland, Oba Saheed Elegushi, has said that the kingdom is extending its territories to help accommodate the growing population of Lagos residents. He stated this on Saturday at the ground-breaking of a new city in Lagos known as the Imperial International Business City, a joint venture development between Channeldrill [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Our world as we know it has been disrupted. It may not be that evident in many parts of Africa but the reality is that with the emergence of complex systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning and smart robots, one wonders what lies ahead. Technology is already redefining various components of e-commerce, e-retailing, data mining and [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Tana Aiyejina Dr Congo shocked reigning champions Nigeria with a stunning 83-77 win in their final Group A match of the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket championship on Sunday. D'Tigers had already qualified for the quarter-finals before the game versus DR Congo, after surviving a scare from West African rivals Ivory Coast, who they narrowly beat 78-77 [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Nigerian Communications Commission has urged the Federal Government as well as security agencies to adopt sports as one of the strategies to address youth restiveness, kidnapping, terrorism, insurgency, prostitution and other social ills. The Commission Secretary, NCC, Felix Adeoye, also urged other parastatals, groups, corporate organisations and individuals to partner government [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Tana Aiyejina Shooting Stars Sports Club say they are not relegated yet despite losing their final game of the season at Niger Tornadoes on Saturday, which ensured they ended the season in 17th place, with 50 points. Two goals from Ibrahim Babawo and Ebenezer Odeyemi at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, ended 3SC's hope of escaping [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
John Charles, Makurdi Lobi Stars will on Wednesday play Nasarawa United in a charity match to raise funds for victims of the flood disaster in Benue State in support of the state government's efforts, Vice Chairman of Lobi, Mike Idoko, has announced. Idoko, who said the charity match would be played at the Aper Aku [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Henry Boyo The National Bureau of Statistics' latest overview of national productivity between April and June 2017 has revealed that the steady decline in output of goods and services, which began in March 2016, has now been, thankfully, reversed by June 2017. Indeed, total output of goods and services in the preceding decade before 2016, [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Peter Dada, Akure Gunmen on Sunday abducted a man, Moses Yakubu, his fiancee, five friends and family members in Akunnu Akoko, in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. It was gathered that the victims, whose identities were yet to be known, were abducted on their way to Akure for an engagement ceremony. [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Samson Folarin Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a hotel cleaner, Sylvester Ahuja, for allegedly defrauding a company of N2m. The 30-year-old was allegedly attempting to defraud the firm of another N500m when he was arrested in a hotel in Warri, Delta State. According to the police, [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Samson Folarin There was a mild drama at an Ifo Chief Magistrate's Court after a 44-year-old man, Olugoroye Olufemi, was arraigned for allegedly being in possession of human parts. The Chief Magistrate, S.T. Bello, after the charge was read to the defendant, recognised him and immediately asked if he was not the one she sentenced [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Commander of the Nigeria Navy Ship Victory in Calabar, Commodore Salihu Jibril, says kidnapping and other crime are decreasing in the Cross River State capital and its environs. Although Jibril did not disclose figures, he said recent statistics indicated that the rate of kidnapping had reduced. He said this on Saturday [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Seven suspected members of cult groups have been accused of invading the Peremabiri Police Division and forcefully releasing one Prince Ayibalaifa from the cell. The police said the suspects had been arrested and were being detained by the Bayelsa State Police Command. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Asuquo Amba, said [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Ojoma Kizito Traders at the Shagari Shopping Complex, Shagari Estate, Ipaja, in the Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, have asked the council to follow due process and halt the plan to demolish 400 shops in the complex. The Chairman of the complex, Pastor Emmanuel Oluwaga, during a protest on Thursday, said the [] 

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Ted Odogwu, Kano Residents of Tudun Wada in the Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State said on Sunday that the torrential rain in the area since Friday had caused flooding which exhumed corpses from the Tudun Wada Cemetery. Our correspondent gathered on Sunday that apart from the Tudun Wada Cemetery, some other cemeteries in [] 
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