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



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

N120bn bribery allegations: Sen. Misau charged with spreading injurious falsehood against IG
Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal Government, on Tuesday, through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, filed two separate sets of charges against the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau. One of the two sets of charges, marked FCT/HC/CR/345/2017, filed before the High Court of the Federal [] 



Wed, 11 Oct 2017
John Alechenu, Eniola Akinkuotu, Adelani Adepegba and Olaleye Aluko The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to investigate the controversy surrounding the award of $25bn contracts in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The Minister of State [] 
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Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin Activities in the Benin station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Radio Nigeria Bronze FM, have remained grounded for two weeks after the radio station was shut by the Edo State Internal Revenue Service over an alleged indebtedness of N6.7m tax. The revenue service agency claimed that the figure represented unpaid [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Tuesday reported the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, to President Muhammadu Buhari. Ajimobi told State House correspondents that he called the Presidents attention to the face-off between him and the monarch over the recently reviewed Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration. He said he also called the [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has said a new dimension of trafficking in the country is for syndicates and fake agents to traffic Nigerian girls to Saudi Arabia. The NAPTIP Director General, Julie Okah-Donli, said this on Tuesday during an advocacy visit to Rivers and Bayelsa states, noting [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force said on Tuesday that it spent over N400m to fuel fighter jets deployed in its operations to combat the Boko Haram terror activities in the North-East between July and September 2017. The Air Component Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Air Commodore Tajudeeen Yusuf, said this in Maiduguri, Borno [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A former Principal Secretary, Government House Administration, Benue State, Mr. Eugene Orvihi-Ivase, told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, that the sum of N450m allegedly signed for in his offices name without his knowledge was handed over to the ex-governor of the state, Mr. Gabriel Suswam. He said although he [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Army has urged the public not to panic about rumours that the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole had an encounter with terrorists of the Islamic State in the North-East, during which 30 soldiers were allegedly killed. The army said such reports were unfounded, noting that those people behind the [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the nations security chiefs to review the security challenges in parts of the country. The meeting was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Defence, Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (retd.), and the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Wole Olanipekun, on Tuesday said the members of the bench had no business being corrupt. Olanipekun said this while giving a keynote address titled Promoting a pacesetting and productive judiciary in Lagos State, at the Bar and Bench Forum marking the 2017/2018 Golden Jubilee Legal Year in [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate on Tuesday lamented the rising spate of drug abuse in Nigeria and asked its Joint Committee on Drugs and Narcotics; and Health to investigate the growing menace of codeine and other prescriptive drugs abuse in the country. The move followed the adoption of a motion moved by Senator Baba Garbai [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has commended the roles played by the National Youth Service Corps, saying it had healed the injuries of the civil war. Emmanuel said this on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Batch B Pre-mobilisation workshop in Uyo, noting that the scheme had [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra on Tuesday alleged that men of the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force looted Nnamdi Kanus family house at Afaraukwu, Umuahia in Abia State. IPOB, which made the allegation in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Emma Powerful, said the latest looting took place on [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has called on the Federal Government to investigate the $25bn contract scandal rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The spokesman for the IYC, Mr. Daniel Dasimaka, made the call during an interview on Tuesday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the police to bring before it one Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina said to be the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Justice Mohammed Idris, who made the order, said Obiechina must be brought before him on Thursday, October 12. The order was pursuant [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A book written in Nigeria and entitled, Drug use and criminal behaviour of adolescent girls in prostitution, has been adapted for use in higher institutions of learning in Germany. The book, which centres on the influence of drug use on criminal activities among adolescent prostitutes, using Lagos as a case study [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
John Charles, Makurdi Workers in Benue State have suspended the strike they embarked upon two weeks ago to protest against the failure of the government to pay their salaries. The labour unions, in a communiqu read on Tuesday night in Makurdi by its National Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Peter Ozo-Eson, directed workers in [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government on Tuesday inaugurated the newly constructed Alapere Lay-by, saying it was serious about decongesting traffic in the state. The Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi, explained that construction of lay-bys across the state was aimed at removing gridlock on major roads in the state, adding that the new Alapere Lay-by [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi A security expert, Dr Ona Ekhomu, has advised the Federal Government to exercise caution in the release of captured Boko Haram fighters. Ekhomu, in a statement on Tuesday, said the move was tantamount to recycling insurgents into the battlefield. He said, Releasing suspected insurgents should be based upon concrete evidence of repentance and [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Travel Massive, Lagos Chapter has announced a hangout event where travel innovators and changemakers will meet to create connections and share ideas about the travel and tourism industry in Nigeria. Travel Massive is a global travel community that connects people in the travel industry locally and across the world. The event will provide local travel [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has decried the high level of insecurity in Edo State and described recent cases of killing, armed robbery and kidnapping as condemnable. Oba Ewuare II stated this during a meeting with palace chiefs and Enigies, according to a statement by the Secretary of Benin Traditional [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
John Ameh and Leke Baiyewu The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, summoned the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, over the outbreak of monkeypox in the country. The House took the decision in Abuja just as the National Centre for Disease Control confirmed that 31 cases of the disease had been recorded in the country. [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Rector of the Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, Dr. Olufunke Akinkuroolere, has said that the institute lacks adequate infrastructure and called on individuals and corporate bodies to support the school. Akinkuroolere made the call while briefing journalists on the forthcoming first convocation and 11th anniversary of the institute. He said [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Maikanti Baru, met on Tuesday and discussed opportunities to further develop the nations oil and gas sector. They met in Abuja at the ongoing Nigerian Economic Summit at the Energy Policy Committee session. The duo had been involved [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Nigerian mission in South Africa has confirmed the killing of a 25-year-old Nigerian, Mr Ibrahim Olalekan Badmus, a native of Lagos state. The killing occurred less than a week after Mr Jelili Omoyele, a 35 year old cellular phone technician was shot dead at Doornfontein, near Johannesburg. Mr Godwin Adama, Nigeria`s Consul General (CG) [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Punch Editorial Board A culture of unbridled access to firearms is fast turning the United States, ordinarily identified with some level of sanity and civility, into a society marred by gun violence and posing serious threats to human life. The irony is that a culture which took its origins mainly from the use of guns [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Leaders and elders of the Peoples Democratic Party from the 19 northern states met in Abuja on Tuesday and condemned the presidential ambition of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. The meeting was called by the leaders of the party in the region to harmonise their position on the zoning arrangement of [] 
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Wed, 11 Oct 2017
John Ameh, Abuja The Committee of the All Progressives Congress on True Federalism said, on Tuesday, that no progress on discussing the future of Nigeria could be achieved without going through the National Assembly. It explained that any debate on true federalism or restructuring must be channelled through the legislature. The Chairman of the committee [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Ovie Okpare, Warri Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, including the party's 2015 governorship candidate, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor, and a former speaker of the State House of Assembly, Victor Ochei, have met to address the challenges facing the party in the state. At a peace meeting held in the home of [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Tony Okafor, Awka The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said it had concluded arrangements to begin the campaign for Mr. Oseloka Obaze, its governorship candidate in the November 18 poll Anambra State. It said former President Goodluck Jonathan and no fewer than seven governors of the party, including Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Ayo Fayose [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
John Alechenu, Abuja The crisis rocking the Labour Party has taken a turn for the worse as a new faction led by Dr. Mike Omotosho has said Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam has ceased to be the party's national chairman. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mrs. Ebere Ifendu, announced the party's position at a media [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended two of its members, Alhaji Sani Yakubu (APC- Gudu) and Alhaji Malami Galadanchi (APC- Sokoto North I). This followed the consideration of a report by the House special committee that investigated the allegations of unethical conduct by some members of the Assembly during [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday backed a former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on devolution of powers and entrenchment of true federalism. Ambode, at the 'Fourth Quarter 2017 Town Hall Meeting', the 9th in the series, held at the proposed SUBEB permanent site in the Kosofe Local Government [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu; and Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, met on Tuesday for the first since their disagreement broke out and agreed on one thing ' a petroleum industry regulator free from the vagaries of politics. The two industry leaders [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
John Ameh and Leke Baiyewu President Muhammadu Buhari has written to both chambers of the National Assembly, seeking approval for $5.5bn external borrowing to be used to finance the 2017 Appropriation Act. In the letter dated October 4, 2017, which President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
The Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, Mr. Jelani Aliyu, has said a fund will be established to be offered to Nigerians at low cost to finance their commercial fleets and cars. He said, 'The programme is being re-deigned to involve more Nigerian banks. It is expected that once this is launched, [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government may direct its Ministries, Departments and Agencies to purchase locally made products even at prices up to 35 per cent higher than foreign products. This followed a proposal sent to the Federal Government by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria asking it to establish price preferential margins recognising that Nigerian-made [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Femi Asu The International Monetary Fund has said it expects inflation in Nigeria and Angola to remain elevated at two-digit levels next year. The IMF said this would reflect the persistent effects of past inflationary shocks coming from sharp currency depreciations as well as higher electricity and fuel prices and, 'in the case of Nigeria, [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Femi Asu You can do almost everything digitally these days, and banking is no exception. More Nigerians now bank online ' which isn't surprising, considering the benefits. Here's why banking offline is costing you too much time and what you should do to optimise your online banking experience, according to https://money.usnews.com. Limited locations and bankers' [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Chairman, United Bank for Africa Plc and Transnational Corporation Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, has asked the Federal Government to take another look at the power sector by wresting ownership from incompetent private operators and sell the firms to new owners who are capable of successfully running them. He made the call [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government is using part of the funds recovered from those who looted the treasury to finance the 2017 budget, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Buhari, who spoke at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday, was represented by the Accountant General [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye, Washington DC The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday expressed concerns over weaknesses in Nigerian banks and said that the situation might weigh on economic growth in the medium term. The IMF stated this in its World Economic Outlook report, which was released at its headquarters in Washington DC, United States. In the report, [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Arinze Onebunne Many grasscutter breeds are perfectly suited for backyard herds. Choosing the right breed for your backyard herd solely depends on your needs. Grasscutter species can be divided into two basic categories: grasscutter for meat and grasscutter for breeding. Also, certain grasscutter species have milder temperaments, which are typically better suited for families with [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Author of 'Practical Steps to Financial Independence and personal finance coach,' Usiere Uko, writes about knowing when to be prudent and when to enjoy your money Very often in life, we seem to get conflicting advice. You are told to enjoy the moment and don't worry about tomorrow. At the same time, you need to [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Nigerian Stock Exchange to map out measures that will ensure best practices by listed companies. The ICSAN stated this at its 2017 annual conference in Lagos, saying, 'Institutional shareholders should find time to understand regulations, [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Chairman, Courier and Logistics Management Institute, Dr. Simon Emeje, says that the business of courier and logistic has taken a global dimension and has become critical to national development. He stated on Tuesday that there was a need to promote professionalism in courier and logistic services. According to him, the institute is [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Nigerian arm of the alumni association of the China-Europe International Business School has said it remains committed to deepening bilateral relations with emerging Asian economies. According to the group, it is poised to extend opportunities to more Africans and create a blueprint for the rising Asia-Africa relations. These were the highlights of [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Rasheed Bisiriyu Rolls-Royce has unveiled the eighth generation Phantom in London, a few months ahead of its release for global sale and it is expected to automatically find its way to the top of the super luxury brand chart. This is coming about 14 years after the previous edition was officially launched. The Phantom VIII [] 

Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Rasheed Bisiriyu Despite issues of right of way and others impediments slowing down work on the ongoing construction of a new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail, the Nigerian Railway Corporation has said there is no going back on the December 2018 delivery date. The Chairman of the corporation, Usman Abubakar, gave the indication on Tuesday in [] 
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