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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 15 October, 2017.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Bayo Akinloye Contrary to President Muhammadu Buharis claim on Friday that his discussion with the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, was twisted, a huge chunk of the financial institution-backed projects in partnership with the Federal Government is based in the North, SUNDAY PUNCH can report. The President has always been accused [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Olaide Oyelude A police guard was feared killed and another one seriously injured on Saturday night when suspected armed robbers besieged the Katsina residence of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie. Our correspondent gathered that the former IGP who was said to be at home during the incident, was not injured during the [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi Former President Goodluck Jonathan has faulted the impression being created in a section of the media that his administration will be probed by an ad-hoc committee set up by the House of Representatives. The committees mandate is to look into how the budget allocated to the State House Medical Centre since 2015 was [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju The family of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has petitioned the United Nations, the European Union and other foreign countries, accusing the Nigerian Army of looting valuables from their sons home during a raid on October 8. Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who is well known as Kanus [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Innocent Phinan The organised labour on Saturday rejected the resolution of the House of Representatives seeking the upward review of the minimum wage for Nigerian workers to N30,000 from the current N18,000 The President of the Trade Union Congress, Bobboi Kaigama, told our correspondent on Saturday that the organised labour is demanding N56,000. He stated [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Kayode Idowu The World Health Organisation has expressed its readiness to work with development partners to rebuild destroyed health facilities in the North-East. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who spoke at a press conference in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Saturday, said it was time to scale up the intervention in the [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has identified inadequate funding as one of the challenges preventing security agencies in the country from performing their duties effectively. Dogara was represented by the Chairman, House Finance Committee, Babangida Ibrahim, at the opening of a two-day security retreat organised by the House Committee on Army in [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Enyioha Opara The Niger State Government has yet to pay the allowances of athletes and officials who made the state proud at the just concluded National Youths Games in Ilorin, Kwara State, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt that the athletes and their officials were asked by the state Ministry of Sports to go [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Ted Odogwu In a major shake-up, Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje has sworn in six new commissioners into his cabinet, warning them to shun corruption. According to Ganduje, his administration, like that of President Muhammadu Buhari, has zero tolerance for corruption. While administering the oath of office to the new commissioners, Ganduje stressed that [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has expressed displeasure with the activities of some officials of the Nigerian Army who allegedly subject indigenes of the state to corporal punishment and extort money for no just cause. The governor said these human rights abuses were perpetrated along the Bend-Umuahia Road, Ohafia township and within Aba [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Gibson Achonu South Africas President, Mr. Jacob Zuma, has called for unity among African states, noting that this would enable the continent to rub shoulders with its peers. Whatever we do, Africanism must run through our veins and we must put African unity in practice and not just in speech, Zuma said. He spoke in [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Gibson Achonu Over 60 resident doctors of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State on Saturday passed a vote of no confidence in the management of the health institution led by Dr. Kingsley Achigbu. The doctors, who spoke under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors, FMC Owerri chapter, expressed displeasure with the hospital management [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has moved against payroll syndicates in the state. He was believed to have ordered the State Head of Service and his Chief of Staff Chief, Talford Ongolo, to ensure the immediate removal of the names of those indicted in a payroll fraud in the state. A [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Chukwudi Akasike The Management of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital has said the two persons suspected to have contracted monkeypox are recovering. The Chief Medical Director of UPIH, Prof. Aaron Ojule, told SUNDAY PUNCH that though the (blood) samples of the suspected cases was sent to Sierra Leone for detailed examination, the patients [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor The Nigerian Army has urged Niger Delta residents to remain calm as it began Operation Crocodile Smile II in Bayelsa State on Saturday. The Commander, 16 Brigade Nigerian Army, Yenagoa, Brig.-Gen. Kevin Aligbe, said the Army began the operation with environmental sanitation, donation of medical equipment and drugs to hospitals. Aligbe cleared doubts [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Femi Makinde, Peter Dada, Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Chidiebube Okeoma, Gibson Achonu and Clement Nnaji Churches in the southern part of Nigeria have started organising special prayers and deliverance sessions for their members in order to avert the monkeypox disease. Our correspondents learnt that some church leaders in some states in the South-East and South-West geopolitical zones [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Wife of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, has been appointed as a visiting senior research fellow of Kings College, London. Fayemi is currently the principal partner, Amandla Consulting, which specialises in leadership development for women. According to a statement by the university, the selection of a fellow is based on [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Adelani Adepegba and Leke Bayeiwu The Police Service Commission is probing two state commissioners of police for professional misconduct, unethical practices and incompetence. Findings by SUNDAY PUNCH indicated that the commission has opened an investigation into alleged professional misconduct against the Kano State CP, Rabiu Yusuf, following a petition by the Kwankwasiyya Political Movement. The [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor One in ten adolescent girls in Africa miss school during menstruation period and eventually drop out due to a lack of gender-friendly toilet facilities, according to a group, WaterAid Nigeria. The group therefore renewed its call on Nigerians to improve on the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene in schools as well as [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight at the mutually beneficial cooperation existing between Nigeria and China. According to a statement on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President stated this in a congratulatory letter he sent to President Xi Jinping on the 19th National Congress of the Communist [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko The Nigerian Army has said residents of the South-West and South-South where Operation Crocodile Smile II, had already started, must report all suspected fleeing criminals. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, told SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday that the operation, inaugurated in Lagos on Friday by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.Tukur [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said government alone cannot provide the vital support needed to develop universities in Nigeria. He said a lot of the support had to come from alumni of the universities and the private sector. According to a copy of his speech made available to journalists on Saturday by his [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for greater integration of African economies to enable the continent to develop free trade among AU member nations. Osinbajo made the call at the inaugural meeting of the Africa Champions Group, an initiative of business and manufacturing stakeholders in the continent, on Saturday in Lagos. He said that [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Punch Editorial Board Nigerias dysfunctional and underfunded health care system is on trial once again. After the recovery from the recent outbreaks of Lassa fever and meningitis that claimed hundreds of lives, the country is facing another public health challenge in an outbreak of monkeypox. While meningitis and Lassa fever are two familiar diseases that [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Bayo Akinloye and Peter Dada The factional President of the Christ Apostolic Church, Abraham Akinosun, has called on the Federal Government to come up with a new constitution that will be acceptable to most parts of the country. The church leader stated this while delivering his address at the 2017 Pastors Conference held at the [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, tells OKECHUKWU NNODIM that power distribution companies must clear their indebtedness to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading company, among other issues The electricity market does not get the required remittance from power distributors. How has the NDPHC been coping' It's quite challenging, [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Femi Asu The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation saw its trading deficit rise by 128.5 per cent in July to N11.87bn, with the nation's crude oil refineries responsible for most of the loss. The NNPC, in its latest financial and operations report obtained by our correspondent on Friday, noted that the N11.87bn deficit was an additional [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim No fewer than 436 persons lost their lives in 55 building collapse cases in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016, a report by the Federal Government has said. According to the government, cases of building collapse across the country in the past five years had been alarming, a development that had made many citizens [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Activities at the presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos have dropped drastically as many top government officials no longer travel through the area. The presidential wing is created for top government officials including the President, Vice President, Senate President, speaker of the House of Representatives, serving governors and their deputies and [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh Nigerian-based start-up, Andela, has secured an investment of $40m in Series C Funding led by pan-African venture firm, CRE Venture Capital in participation with DBL Partners, Amplo, Salesforce Ventures, and Africa-focused TLcom Capital. Andela was launched in the Yaba area of Lagos State in 2014 and aimed to build high-performing engineering teams with [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr Gitex technology week is one of the world's most attended technology events and unarguably the biggest in this part of the world and the Middle East. This is one annual event that I usually look forward to attending basically because of the mind boggling innovations that are usually showcased. Unfortunately, Africa [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The International Monetary Fund on Friday has said the Federal Government and the National Assembly must work together to review the country's tax policies. The IMF said there was a need for tax policies that would help the country to generate more revenue in order to close the huge infrastructure gap in the [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa About 739, 975 new data subscribers were added in August to the Global System for Mobile Communications, official figures from the Nigerian Communications Commission have shown. The total number of subscribers rose for the fifth consecutive month since April to 92,159,918 in August, recording a 0.8 per cent increase over the previous month. [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Sonala Olumhense No, President Muhammadu Buhari has not announced he will seek a third term. But remember, he is a former military man, and Nigerias political history is littered with military men, in or out of uniform, seeking additional years or illegal tenures in office. Mr. Buhari has not even announced he will seek a [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Seni Adetu We are in the season again, when business leaders lock themselves in for several weeks planning for a new financial year. Managements and boards are doing retreats reviewing business performance year-to-date of the outgoing year and making assumptions for the coming year. The intent is the creation of the companys strategic imperatives [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Rotimi Oyeneyin It is about time the attention of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is called to the indiscriminate dumping of refuse, particularly in the major towns and cities of Ondo State. It is usually a disgusting sight when you move around major streets after a downpour, as the streets are heavily littered with refuse, which must [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Onoshe Nwabuikwu Have you noticed that Nollywood movies seem to be enjoying a lot of exposure at the cinemas nowadays' This is not about the fact that Nigerian cinemas now show local films. That in itself is not a new development. Its possible that if you moved to Nigeria in the last six months, you [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Kaine Agary I have tried to ignore the phrase, Nigerias Unity is Not Negotiable. But I cannot. What does that mean' Even the thought of the phrase breaks me out in a bad rash. It also gives me cause for concern. If it turns out that my understanding of federalism and the word negotiation are [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Minabere Ibelema For a minute there we all thought that Aso Rock was about to implode from its own political manoeuverings. What with Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, sending a grenade of a memo to President Muhammadu Buhari accusing Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma The police in Imo State have apprehended a 19-year-old serial burglary suspect, Chidiebere Okpara. He was arrested at Obodoukwu, Ideato North Local Government Area of the state by the operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Akokwa Annex, led by its commander, Banjoko Idahosa. The police said the teenager and one Obinna, who is on [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Alexander Okere A middle-aged man narrowly escaped being lynched after he was beaten by thugs for allegedly fornicating with a married woman in Benin, Edo State. The man, identified as Ese Idehen, was said to have been caught by a group of boys at a bar on Muritala Muhammed Way. They were also alleged to [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
The Anambra State Police Command said two suspected kidnappers were killed while the police were trying to rescue their victim. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Nkeiru Nwode, stated this on Saturday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, while addressing journalists. Nwode, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the victim, simply identified [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Mudiaga Affe and Etim Ekpimah Tears flowed ceaselessly on Saturday in Akwa Ibom State as the remains of a police corporal, Davis Odudu, were interred at Akamba Nsukara Offot Cemetery, Uyo. Odudu was allegedly shot alongside his colleague, Corporal Emmanuel Mbang, by some naval ratings on May 30, 2017 after a misunderstanding between them and [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts For men who are exceptionally fond of actress, Iyabo Ojo, the news is that she does not fancy a poor man. Just a few weeks after opening her amala restaurant and lounge in Lekki, the actress made known her preference in a chat with Sunday Scoop. Since her marriage failed, [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Tofarati Ige and Olushola Ricketts Pretty actress, Funmi Awelewa, aka Morili sneh, celebrated her birthday during the week and many expected her to pull all the stops in making it a remarkable affair. But the soft-spoken thespian shocked not a few when she decided to mark her birthday anniversary with biscuits and some bottles of [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, aka Kaffy, is known to have broken the Guinness World Record for Longest Dance Party at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon in 2006. It remains one of the best feats she has accomplished in showbiz. When Sunday Scoop asked her if she would be willing to break the record [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Tofarati Ige and Olushola Ricketts Budding gospel singer, Victor Onuabuobi, aka Von Iyke, believes that even though secular artistes are more popular, gospel artistes in the country have also made giant strides over the years. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, he said, I would like to start by saying that I bless God for [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Tofarati Ige and Olushola Ricketts Talented singer, Daniel Anidugbe, aka Kiss Daniel, has been thrilling his fans with comedy skits for sometime now. This has led many to insinuate that the Woju singer may have plans to make a career switch to comedy someday. However, speaking through his handlers, Daniel told Sunday Scoop his reasons [] 

Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Olusegun Olowokere, aka Iceberg Slim, speaks with TOFARATI IGE on his career and love life What are some of the most memorable moments of your childhood' One of the most memorable moments of my childhood was when my dad came home one day after work, and told me, Get dressed, were going downtown. Little did [] 
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