NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 13 October, 2017.


Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Leke Baiyewu and Ade Adesomoju The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday, filed a suit before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, seeking an order restraining the Senate and Senate President Bukola Saraki from going ahead with their plan to investigate allegations of malpractices against him. The lawmaker, representing [] 


Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi The corpse of a serving police Inspector was on Thursday recovered under a tree close to the Yelwa Makaranta bridge in the Bauchi metropolis. When our correspondent arrived on the scene, several people were seen discussing the incident while some were taking pictures with their phones. Northern City News observed that one [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, on Thursday, closed his defence in his ongoing trial on 41 counts of criminal misappropriation of the states N1.64bn preferred against him before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja. He was the last defence witness to testify before closing his [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, has said the police in a joint operation with the army on Sunday recovered a secret book belonging to the Indigenous people of Biafra, which contain the agitators military strategies and plans to take up arms. The CP said the police also [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Federal Government has said it is training 3,000 farm rangers who will be armed to protect major farmlands across Nigeria from invasion by herdsmen. It said the move became necessary after the repeated attacks on a former Minister of Finance and ex-Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Mrs. Patience Jonathan says her foundation Aruera Reachout Foundation, spent over N3.5bn for the treatment of 700 children and adults with heart-related ailments. She, therefore, rubbished allegations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that she used her foundation to launder stolen funds. Patience, who is the wife of former President Goodluck [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Chairman, Police Service Commission, Dr. Mike Okiro, has dismissed a letter from the commission purportedly demoting the Lagos State Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police. He stated that the letter was not authorised and should be ignored. The commissions Permanent Secretary, Musa Istifanus, [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Thursday condemned the assassination of a former Head of Civil Service in the state, Moses Gwom, by suspected Fulani herdsmen and directed residents to be vigilant and protect their domains. A soldier, identified as Corporal Chimezie Goodluck, and a businesswoman, Rhoda Dauda, were also killed [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said some fraudsters, who have been arrested, defrauded many parents of candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. He said the parents were defrauded because they tried to cut corners for their children to pass the examination. Oloyede stated that the [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The northern socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the allegation bordering on contract award levelled against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. The ACF, who expressed concern over [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
John Ameh, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives warned on Thursday that a nationwide strike by workers over low wages could force the countrys economy back into recession. They urged the Federal Government to consider an increase in wage to N30,000 as the new National Minimum Wage to avert an industrial action by workers. [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Federal Government, through the National Centre for Disease Control, has denied executing vaccination against monkeypox in the South-East or any part of Nigeria. The National Coordinator of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekwazu, while appearing before the Senate Committee on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases in Abuja on Thursday, stated that the [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has promised to buy new cars for the just released Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi, in appreciation of their loyalty to the state. The officials were released on Wednesday after spending 14 days in the custody of the [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, said he had not committed any crime capable of making Governor Abiola Ajimobi to depose him or threatening to do so. A statement signed by the monarchs Director, Media and Public Affairs, Adeola Oloko, said that the monarch stated this during the visit of [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo and Ovie Okpare Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday clarified that what he approved for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation when President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical vacation were financing loans and not contracts. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice-President made [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the deplorable condition of the State House Clinic in Abuja and its inability to deliver basic medical services. The investigation will cover how the facility utilised the N10.98bn budgeted for its operations since 2015. The House acted on a motion moved by a member, [] 


Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, says the EFCC has recovered at least N29bn based on tips from whistle-blowers. He, therefore, urged Nigerians to continue to help in the fight against corruption by providing information to the anti-corruption agencies. Magu said this on Thursday in Abuja [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Friday Amobi, Port Harcourt THE Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, on Thursday dismissed the claim that the state legislature had received a letter from the State Police Command requesting the release of a member of the House for interrogation on a matter relating to cultism. Ibani, who spoke in Port [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Federal Road Safety Corps has recovered 75 stolen vehicles at various registration centres across the country. The Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, attributed the recoveries to the efficiency introduced into the National Vehicle Identification Scheme through the integrity of the number plates. Declaring open a meeting with the chairmen of State Boards [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, on Thursday, appealed to states in the region to support its programmes. He said the commission was not fighting or competing with the state governors. Ndoma-Egba made this appeal when he led the NDDC Board and Management team [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has inaugurated the Benin Customary Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Addressing a gathering chiefs, traditional, political and community leaders as well as security agencies at his palace on Thursday, Oba Ewuare II explained that the initiative was necessitated by the need to ensure [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Health workers and employees in Bayelsa State local government areas suspended their three-month old strike on Thursday. The workers embarked on the strike in protest against the non-payment of their salaries. The council workers at a meeting of the Joint State Executive Council consisting of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A gang of kidnappers that abducted a Lebanese businessman, Elias Bashour, in the Podo area of Ibadan has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command. The kidnappers Joseph Udoma, 35; Matthew Egbulu, 23; Samue Agu, 32, and Monday Omugbe stormed the block-moulding company of the Lebanese after an accomplice, [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, and the Senator representing Lagos East in the Senate, Gbenga Ashafa, on Thursday urged the state lawmakers to work with the executive for the prosperity of Lagos. Ambode and Ashafa spoke at the opening session of the 2nd annual Executive/Legislative Parley in FESTAC Town. The governor said [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has assured all qualified applicants under its Home Owner Charter programme that they will receive their land title documents before the end of his administration. Amosun made this known during the 21st batch of distribution of Certificate of Occupancy and other land title documents to successful applicants at Obas [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday presented the 2018 budget estimate of N216.55bn to the state House of Assembly. Christened Budget of consolidation, el-Rufai said it was structured to complete ongoing and other projects the government would be undertaking. He said in keeping with the tradition of the government, the [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The new Commissioner for Education in Bayelsa State, Mr. Jonathan Obuebite, has said that the state government has spent about N55bn in the education sector since 2012. Obuebite, the immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said this on Thursday while taking over from the ex-commissioner for education, Mr. Markson Fefegha. Speaking [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A four-year-old boy, Anas Abdulhadi, is currently battling to regain the use of his manhood after he suffered burns from hot water while playing at his fathers residence at Makuida Quarters in Katsina. It was learnt that Abdulhadi suffered severe burns in his groins after falling into a pot of hot water, [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto The City Lower Sharia Court, Sokoto, has sentenced one Mansur Ahmed of the Rijiyar Dorowa area in Sokoto State to two months imprisonment, for verbally assaulting a policewoman, Sergeant Tija Aliyu. The convict was said to have called the woman a prostitute. He was arraigned for assault under sections 227 and 145 [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Adelani Adepegba,Abuja The Chairman, Police Service Commission, Dr. Mike Okiro has dismissed a letter from the commission purportedly demoting the Lagos State acting Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal to Deputy Commissioner of Police. He stated that the letter was not authorised and should be ignored. The Commissions Permanent Secretary, Musa Istifanus had written to the [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Liberian electoral body has just released provisional results of Tuesdays presidential and House of Representatives elections. The result was from some polling centres across the country. Though no winner has yet to emerge, Vice President Joseph Boakai and ex-football star, George Weah, lead the pack in areas announced so far. NAN 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has slammed a fine of N50 million to the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company. The fine was on account of the failure of the company to secure a refund of an interest free loan the board of IBEDC granted to its core investor group. A statement by NERC Head of Public [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
NIGERIAs First Lady, Aisha Buhari, is not accustomed to being economical with the truth. She demonstrated this once more in her fulmination against the abysmal condition of the State House Clinic, Abuja, where she had sought medical remedy recently. She revealed that its X-ray machine was not functional, just as there were no ordinary syringes [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The former acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday, said President Muhammadu Buhari had yet to inform the South-West leaders of the party that he would be seeking re-election in 2019. Akande spoke at the meeting of the APC South-West stakeholders at the executive chamber of the [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ahmed Makarfi, has said chieftains and members of the party in Osun State need to unite and work together in order to rescue the state from the alleged misrule of the All Progressives Congress. Makarfi said this in Osogbo on Wednesday evening during a [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A former Minister of Information and Culture, Prof Jerry Gana, has said that despite what Nigeria is going through, the nation will not disintegrate. Gana said this on Thursday while delivering the convocation lecture at the Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo. The lecture had the title, 'Building a culture of academic excellence in [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Ovie Okpare, Warri The Itsekiri in Delta State on Thursday expressed their support for the restructuring of the country. Their position was made known during a press conference organised by the apex socio-cultural umbrella of the Itsekiri people, the Itsekiri National Forum, at the palace of the Itsekiri monarch, Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, in [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye, Washington DC The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, said on Thursday that the bank had concentrated on the northern region of Nigeria in line with President Muhammadu Buhari's request. Kim and the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, who spoke at separate press conferences in Washington DC, United [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja A former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, has called for an urgent national dialogue to discuss the problems of exclusion and poverty in the country. Speaking at a plenary session at the Nigeria Economic Summit, which ended in Abuja on Thursday, the former World Bank Vice President for Africa said talks [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The latest report on the Nigerian pension fund administration, which was released on Thursday by the National Bureau of Statistics and the National Pension Commission, indicated that the country's pension fund assets increased by N862bn to N6.164tn as of December 31, 2016. According to the report, the N6.164tn pension fund assets represent [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Femi Asu with agency report The nation's overnight lending rate dropped to 20 per cent on Thursday on expectation that a cash squeeze will ease after money market rates more than doubled previous session. The Central Bank of Nigeria has kept liquidity tight to support the currency, leaving its benchmark interest rate on hold at [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa The rising incidence of cyberattacks in the country has prompted an increased demand by corporate organisations for insurance cover to mitigate the risks. Insurance operators said they had started designing policies to meet the rising demand of clients, especially in the financial sector who were susceptible to huge financial losses from cyberattacks. The [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Chiroma emerges Law School new DG Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mr. Uchechi Orji as Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority. Orji was first appointed in October 2012 for an initial term of five years, renewable for another term of five years. A statement on Thursday by the Special [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Stakeholders in the housing finance industry have inaugurated the Mortgage Warehouse Funding Limited, a special purpose company set up to provide short-term local currency and competitively priced funding to mortgage banks. The MWFL, a private-sector driven initiative to enhance mortgage banks' origination capacity, was incorporated in December 2014 and initially sponsored by a [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara Fidelity Bank Plc sold the highest-yielding Eurobond from emerging markets this year, joining a rush for issuance before higher United States interest rates push up borrowing costs. The lender issued $400m of five-year securities with a 10.75 per cent yield on Wednesday, Bloomberg quoted a person familiar with the matter who asked not [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Femi Asu Personalbanking@punchng.com Simple math suggests it is likely better to get rid of debt before saving for retirement or adding to your emergency fund. According to bankrate.com, in general, if the interest you pay is higher than the interest you earn, you're losing money. But personal finance decisions are rarely so simple, and ditching [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Jennifer Abraham Domestic services have always been an unattractive choice; not particularly because they are odious jobs but because the working conditions have always been traditionally demeaning. In Nigeria, everyone too readily respects anyone who has a 'corporate job'. This often means that you would put on starched clothes and work within stipulated hours, doing [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja As part of strategies to shore up the nation's crude oil reserve base, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced that it was on target with respect to reinvigorating exploratory activities in the seven hydrocarbon basins across the country. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this when he [] 

Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Gongoni Nigeria Limited, makers of Rambo insecticide, says it is devastated after truckloads of cloned Rambo insecticide products were intercepted in faraway Abidjan, Cte d'Ivoire. The counterfeited products were reportedly impounded by Ivorian police. The Executive Director in the firm, Mr. Kingsley Onwukwe, said the goods were routed through the ports of Cotonou and Lome [] 
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