NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 SEPTEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 12 September, 2017.

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Punch Editorial Board Nigeria's health system teeters on the brink of collapse as doctors once again resort to their favourite pastime of embarking on indefinite strike to settle labour issues. Once again, it is that season when doctors forget the meaning of the Hippocratic oath and abandon ailing patients to their fate; it is also [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
John Alechenu, Abuja Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has vowed to fight corruption like never before if given the chance to preside over Nigeria's affairs. Atiku also challenged those he described as his self-righteous political enemies to either prove his alleged corrupt activities or keep quiet. The APC chieftain said this during a facility tour of [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
John Alechenu and Eniola Akinkuotu The meeting of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress did not hold as planned on Monday. It was learnt that consultations were still ongoing as to what should be on the agenda when the NWC meeting eventually holds during the week. Opinion is divided as to whether [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Ade Adesomoju and Gbenga Odogun A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the suit filed by the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, challenging the validity of the process of recalling him by some his constituents. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in his judgment, ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission 'shall proceed [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
John Alechenu, Abuja The fate of the acclaimed winner of the All Progressives Congress ticket for the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election, Mr Tony Nwoye, hangs in the balance. This follows the setting up of a panel by the party to probe the election result. The probe was set up sequel to a petition [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The All Progressives Congress in Enugu State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party in the state of blackmailing its leaders. The Chairman of the APC in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, made the accusation while addressing journalists at the party's Enugu secretariat on Monday. Nwoye alleged that the PDP capitalised on the [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has fixed Tuesday, for the hearing of appeals arising from the party's Anambra gubernatorial primary election held on Monday, August 28. This was disclosed in a notice issued by Chinwe Nnorom, the Head of Publicity Division for the National Publicity Secretary on Monday in Abuja. The [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari shunned the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, during the recent Eid-el-Kabir holiday which the President observed in his home town of Daura, Katsina State. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this in a statement on Monday. [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Everest Amaefule and Ifeanyi Onuba Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that a minimum amount of N700bn must be generated and shared by the Federation Account Allocation Committee monthly to the three tiers of government to enable them to meet up with obligations of salaries payment, statutory transfers and debt servicing. Osinbajo said this in [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Minister of Power, Works and housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has asked the Nigeria Immigration Service to investigate the Managing Director of Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Dallas Peavey Jnr., an American, over his visa and work permit status in Nigeria. Fashola, who disclosed this at his 19th monthly meeting with operators in [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation plans to award 80 per cent of crude lifting contracts to one of its subsidiaries, the NNPC Trading Limited. At the moment, 39 local and foreign firms are engaged in the crude lifting deals. The Managing Director of NNPC Trading Limited, Mr. Ibrahim Waya, disclosed this in [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Pilot errors account for about 80 per cent of all aviation accidents in Nigeria, experts in the industry have said. Some of them, who spoke on Monday at the 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market, a tourism fair held in Lagos, however, stated that stakeholders had also intensified efforts on human capital development. The [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Bello Mahmud, on Monday said that an amendment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act would strengthen the regulatory and enforcement capacity of the commission. Mahmud, according to a statement by the Head, Public Affairs Unit, CAC, Mr. Godfrey Ike, said this at the 2017 Annual General [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Oyetunji Abioye, Eniola Akinkuotu and Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced on Monday that the Federal Executive Council had agreed to the concession of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. Osinbajo also asked the private sector to report Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government stalling the implementation of the [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Akinpelu Dada The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has laughed off the suit instituted by shareholders of Arik Air against the Federal Government and Ethiopian Airlines over purported talks to rescue the troubled carrier. According to AMCON, the fact that the Arik is hugely indebted to various creditors to the tune of over N300bn, and [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday intervened with another sum of $250m in the foreign exchange market The regulator said in a statement that the move was meant to keep the inter-bank foreign exchange market liquid. A breakdown of Monday's intervention indicated that the wholesale sector was offered the sum of $100m, [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Federal Government generated N1.2bn in the last one year from the sale of the Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card to foreigners living and working in the country. It was gathered that the money was remitted to the government by Continental Transfer Technique Limited, the technical partner to the Nigeria [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Abiodun Doherty Anything of value is generally attractive to several people for diverse reasons. Real estate assets are not only desirable but also attractive. Although the process of acquiring these assets is often demanding, the possibility of losing them as a result of carelessness or ignorance is ever present. There are individuals and corporations that [] 

Tue, 12 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 [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The whole process of professional development can be quite complex and intimidating. For introverts and newbies without professional connections, it can feel downright unfair. But, as the old saying goes, 'it's not what you know; it's who you know.' Networking can be your key to success granting you access to a host of opportunities [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The Federal Government has been advised to increase the positive growth recorded in the second quarter of this year. The National Bureau of Statistics, in its Q2 report, noted that the economy grew by 0.55 per cent and exited recession, after posting negative growth in the previous five quarters. There is a need for the [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Nike Popoola The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria has said it will support Babcock University in establishing its insurance department as part of its commitment to increase the insurance industry manpower. The President, CIIN, Mrs. Funmi Babington-Ashaye, made the promise when council members of the university led by its Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services, Prof. Sunday [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday announced that it would start issuing electronic certificates for capital imported into the country, in a bid to improve its currency transfer process. According to a circular issued by the CBN, the new certificate will replace a hard copy now issued when capital is imported. The [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Stanley Opara Some shareholders of Oando Plc have called for reconciliation among the company's investors, following a recent petition by two of its investors to the apex regulator of the capital market, the Securities and Exchange Commission. The shareholders made their position known at the oil major's 40th Annual General Meeting held in Uyo on [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Stanley Opara The Nigerian equities market recorded a N101bn drop on Monday as 26 stocks recorded losses at the close of trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. A total of 114.768 million shares valued at N2.172bn exchanged hands in 3,232 deals; and there were 21 gainers. The NSE market capitalisation fell to [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The S&P 500 finished at a fresh record Monday as US stocks rallied after Hurricane Irma avoided a worst-case scenario, yielding less damage than feared. At the closing bell, the broad-based S&P 500 stood at 2,488.09, up 1.1 percent, about seven points above the last record set in early August. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Tana Aiyejina The Super Eagles on Monday advanced to the group stage of the Ghana 2017 WAFU Cup courtesy of a 2-0 win over hard-fighting Sierra Leone in a play-off tie in Cape Coast. The Eagles play hosts Ghana on Thursday in Group A, which also has Mali and Guinea. Enterprising Enugu Rangers midfielder Osas [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The organisers of the annual International Pairs golf competition Falcon Golf Tour Limited have lined up strong teams for this year's edition. The Chief Executive officer of FGT Remi Olukokya said the field in this year's edition would be one of the best in recent times, adding that every team had an opportunity to win [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina The Nigeria Basketball Federation has explained that some of the players from the 2015 FIBA AfroBasket title-winning team demanded to be paid in full before participating at the ongoing 2017 edition co-hosted by Senegal and Tunisia. D'Tigers, who lost their last group game 83-77 to DR Congo on Sunday, won the title for [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Festus Abu Protests on Monday rocked the 3rd National Youth Games in Ilorin as athletes and coaches complained about the organisation of the competition which began on Saturday. Our correspondent learnt that while the athletes are not happy with the accommodation and feeding arrangements for the Games at the University of Ilorin Sports Complex, the [] 

Tue, 12 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 [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Idris Adesina Champions D'Tigers will face Cameroon in the quarter-final of the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship on Thursday in Tunis. The Nigerians finished top of Group A on specific points difference despite losing to DR Congo 83-77 on Sunday while Cameroon finished second in Group C behind Tunisia. DR Congo finished second and will play [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
The signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar for a world record fee by Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain is amazing for France, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told the Daily Telegraph. PSG paid Barcelona 222 million euros ($264 million) for Neymar, 25, in August before signing Kylian Mbappe on loan with an option to buy the 18-year-old from Monaco [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
In all countries of the world, be it developed, developing or underdeveloped, driving goes beyond just putting cars on the road. No country allows one drive without being issued a driving licence (which signifies the approval of a driver's ability to drive on the road). It is expected that the holder of a driving licence [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Azuka Onwuka With the Ibadan Declaration of last week by the Yoruba, it has become clearer that something big is about to happen in Nigeria. The voice of those who want to change the status quo in Nigeria is getting louder, while the voice of those opposing it is getting weaker. Even those who had [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Tayo Oke In capital markets parlance, when a corporation's bond is given the 'junk' status, it remains in the market, but with very little value in the immediate and medium terms at the very least. By sanctioning a 180 to 120 cut-off for university admission, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has just devalued its [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Niyi Akinnaso Dear Mallam Adamu, How do we achieve sustainable funding for the nation's public universities in order to avoid union strikes' Can the Federal Government ever allocate more than 10 per cent of its annual budget to education' Is the present tuition regime in the public universities robust enough to bridge the funding gap [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Ifeanyi Dike, the suspected ritual killer who was rearrested last week, said on Monday that the search for food to satisfy his hunger made it possible for security agents to re-arrest him when he came out of his hideout. Dike, who raped and killed an eight-year-old girl, Victory Nmezuwuba, in Jos, [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Samson Folarin A prophet with the Celestial Church of Christ, Morogbo parish 1, Badagry, Lagos State, Moses Oloyede, has been tortured by some members of the Oodua People's Congress over an alleged missing N80,000. PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim was flogged with a horsewhip and tortured with a knife by the men, who told [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The police in Imo State on Monday paraded a 16-year-old boy, Onyedikachi Iyaka, from the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state for alleged terrorism. Parading the suspect and one other for crimes bordering on kidnapping and burying victims in shallow graves, the state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, disclosed that [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo Three operatives of the Department of State Services in Osun State on Monday brutalised and threatened to shoot two journalists, who were covering a protest by the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees on the premises of the Osun State House of Assembly. Our correspondent gathered that trouble started when the journalists, [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Etim Ekpimah, Uyo A policeman has killed Imo Ekanem, a final year student of the Department of Mass Communication, Uyo City Polytechnic, Nduetong Oku, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, over his refusal to part with N100. Our correspondent learnt that Ekanem was shot dead by the policeman at his hometown, Nkek, in the Ukanafun Local Government [] 

Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Host communities to ExxonMobil in the Eket, Esit Eket, Onna, and Ibeno local government areas of Akwa Ibom State on Monday protested the refusal of the company to relocate its corporate headquarters to the state. The protesters placed five coffins at the gates of the company's airstrip on Marina Road in Eket. [] 
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