NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 9th October, 2017.

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
John Alechenu, Eniola Akinkuotu, Ade Adesomoju, Ihuoma Chiedozie, Oladimeji Ramon and Olaleye Aluko The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately suspend the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru. [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Nigerian Army on Sunday raided the Abia home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. According to Kanus younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, the soldiers said they were searching for technical items. He claimed that the soldiers, however, took away from the house items such as television sets, [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Initiator and Chairman, Movement for Nigerias Total Transformation, Chief Areoye Oyebola, has decried the non-responsiveness of Nigerian federal lawmakers to the widespread call for the downward review of their monumental salaries and allowances. According to Oyebola, the recent criticism of the federal legislators by the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A native of Afara Village, in Abia State, Mr. Ugochukwu Kenneth, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking among others, an order directing the British High Commission and the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Mohammed Babandede, to arrest and extradite the leader of the proscribed [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Friday Olokor and Success Nwogu The Federal Government has described as fake and sinister the report that the outbreak of monkey pox in some parts of the country resulted from the alleged free medical care organised by the government for people of the affected areas. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
John Alechenu, Abuja Pro-Democracy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to categorise marauding armed Fulani herdsmen as terrorists. The group expressed confidence that such categorisation would reduce, if not bring to an end, the incessant terror attacks on farming communities by armed Fulani herdsmen. HURIWA said this in [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The pan-northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, on Sunday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action on the report of the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajos three-man presidential committee that probed the suspended Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Lawal Babachir. [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Ovie Okpare, Warri The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said the ongoing Federal Government negotiations with the people of the Niger Delta region has started to yield positive results. This, he said, was because the countrys oil production had recorded tremendous increase. Speaking at the 2017 Convocation ceremony of the Petroleum [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The management of Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, has said it is set to upgrade infrastructure and equipment of the facility. In a statement issued by the Chairman, Organising Committee of the 110th Anniversary of the hospital, Stephen Oluwaniyi, said the upgrading was aimed at making the facility one of the best [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers said it had intensified efforts aimed at preventing disasters and ensuring safety awareness, especially as it pertains fire incidents, flooding and building collapse across the country. Addressing journalists in Lagos, the pioneer National Chairman of NISE, Abiodun Oyedepo, said the NISE was not formed to compete with [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Akwa Ibom State Government on Sunday said nobody died in the stampede at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo during the Nigeria vs Zambia World Cup Qualifier match on Saturday. A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Charles Udoh, confirmed that people sustained varying degrees of injury in the stampede [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Army on Sunday said some Boko Haram terrorists were ambushed while smuggling food into the Sambisa Forest area, during which two of them were shot dead. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and 7 Division Spokesman, Lt. Col. Kingsley Samuel, who confirmed the development, said the terrorists were ambushed by [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Adelani Adepegba , Abuja The Police Service Commission has blamed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for the rot in the police force, accusing him of not implementing the directives sent to him. The commission said though it had constitutional powers to appoint, promote and discipline police officers, it did not have the authority to [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has appealed to the members of Indigenous People of Biafra to embrace peace and contribute to the building of a peaceful and prosperous nation. A statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Sunday by the Oonis Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Moses Olafare, [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
John Alechenu, Abuja The convener of Arewa Research and Development Project, Usman Bugaje, has said northern Nigeria will take a clear position on restructuring based on research and consensus rather than on emotion and selfishness. Towards this end, the ARDP said it would host a two-day conference in Kaduna on Wednesday. He said this in [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation has said the tourism sector will be driven by youths through Information and Communication Technology, adding that tourism will provide the basis for more sustainable economic development than crude oil. The NTDC Director General, Folorunso Coker, said this in Abuja on Friday at the grand finale of [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Afeez Hanafi The Queens College Old Students Association has lauded the virtues of a former principal of the college, Dr. Efunjoke Coker, describing her as a hard-working and honest woman. The association in a statement by its President, Dr. Funmi Ajose, said Coker would continue to be revered for her selfless service and love for [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Lagos State Government says LAKE Rice is of top quality, adding that its standard will never be compromised. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau, on Saturday added that the product was a way of ensuring food security in the state. The commissioner, at a sales report review event in Ikeja, reiterated governments [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government says it has set up virtual market platform through which all artisans registered with the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment would have access to transact business with their prospective customers across the globe. The Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mr. Babatunde Durosimi-Etti, who made this known at [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
A traditional ruler in Lagos State, the Opeluwa Onido of Lagos, High Chief Lateef Ajose, has asked residents of the state to shun violence and embrace peace. Ajose, who is also a White Cap Chief, said the state could only move forward in an atmosphere of peace, noting that violence would do no one any [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
THE global notoriety of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for producing more scandals than barrels of crude oil reverberated yet again with the leakage of a damning memo from the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari. Detailing improper award of contracts, unauthorised spending, sidelining of the board which he [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Governors, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, are to play a significant role in the election of the next national chairman of the PDP, investigations by The PUNCH revealed on Sunday. Already, the governors were said to have started informal discussions on the matter and have started looking at [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Tony Okafor, Awka The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday insisted that the November 18 governorship poll in Anambra State should be boycotted. It ordered its members and other 'freedom fighters' in the area to stay at home on the election day. A statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State, by [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Femi Asu The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said the thought of saddling future generations with unserviceable debts is not part of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration's agenda. Adeosun stated this in an article entitled, 'The debt debate: Deconstructing the debt story', in which she explained the debt history, the short-term strategy and [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Do you have a savings account, yet find it difficult to find money to deposit into it' Do you have the best of intentions every month, but find you don't have enough left over after you pay your bills to pay yourself in the form of savings' According to www.thebalance.com, this isn't an uncommon problem [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Chairman of the Western zone of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Mikahil Ogundiran, has called on the Federal Government to free the nation's economy from dependence on oil by focusing on other sectors for foreign earnings. According to him, this will sustain the economy and allay the fear of [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara FCMB Group Plc, Diamond Bank Plc and FBN Holdings Plc (measured by volume) accounted for 659.042 million shares worth N1.312bn in 1,933 deals, thus emerging as the top three traded equities for last week. The three financial institutions contributed 44.14 per cent and 8.69 per cent to the total equity turnover volume and [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has advised operators in financial services and allied sectors to remain ethical and professional in the use of the provisions of the National Collateral Registry Act. The Act is meant to remove bottlenecks associated with the ease of doing business, promote financial inclusion and enhance credit access for [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara Some shareholders of Oando Plc have appealed to the Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose fully its findings from the investigation of Oando over alleged mismanagement and financial immodesty, following a directive from the House of Representative Committee on Capital Markets and other Financial Institutions. The shareholders, while addressing journalists in Lagos, said [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, has said that the country's economy may not grow as desired except women are adequately empowered and encouraged to contribute their quotas to its development. Awosika spoke at the opening of the International Law Students' Association Conference, held at the Obafemi Awolowo [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
With the exit of the Nigerian economy from recession in the second quarter of this year, investors' positive sentiment towards the stock market has received a boost, STANLEY OPARA writes After the country exited its 18-month economic recession in the second quarter of this year, the confidence of local and foreign investors has made a [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Nike Popoola Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited has said it will partner other stakeholders in the industry to help Nigerians to retire well. The PFA said this during the fifth edition of its employers' forum, with the theme, 'Partnering to deliver excellent pension administration services,' in Ibadan, Oyo State. According to a statement from the [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Interswitch has partnered six commercial banks and three other firms to address the credit access gap in the underserved segment of the Nigerian population. This was possible through the launch of an online platform called Interswitch Lending Services. Launched in Lagos on Thursday, the platform would see individuals and businesses in the underserved segment gain [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for access to difficult terrains in cases of air emergencies in distances of about five nautical miles from the airport. The Manager, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba, said history had been [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Anna Okon The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has estimated that Nigeria will lose about N150bn daily if the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Senior Staff Association of Nigeria should embark on a nationwide strike. Both PENGASSAN and NUPENG had recently vowed to go [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara Consultancy firm, Ernst & Young (Nigeria), has said that the bid process for the external auditor assignment of Lafarge Africa Plc was competitive. EY, in an email post said, 'The selection of external auditor by Lafarge Africa was through a competitive selection process where EY, the existing auditor, was replaced by another Big [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Experts in the built environment have called for government's support to help boost growth in the construction industry. The 1st Vice President, Nigerian Institute of Building, Mr. Kunle Awobodu, said lack of government commitment was a major factor working against the growth of the building construction industry in the country. Awobodu spoke at [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Nike Popoola The Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed Kari, has said that the commission will meet with state governors under the banner of the Nigeria's Governors' Forum on the implementation of compulsory insurance policy in the country. He also urged the Kaduna State Government to support the commission in enforcing compulsory insurance policies in the [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Faculty of Plant and Equipment of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers has said that more attention should be paid to equipment valuation in the country. According to the faculty, such valuation has the capacity to boost economic growth and increase the development of infrastructure. The President, NIESV, Dr. Bolarinde Patunola-Ajayi, at [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Rasheed Bisiriyu A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mrs. Adefunmilayo Tejuoso, has condemned the nonchalant attitude of people to government property and the continued misuse of state and national assets to achieve selfish gains. She said government was spending huge funds to fix infrastructural facilities such as roads, which hardly lasted a [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
A savings account may sound plain vanilla, but they come in many different flavours. So when choosing a place to stash your savings, it pays to shop around. Fees, minimum balances and interest rates vary widely ' and nearly all of the 24-plus banks in Nigeria offer these accounts. In a low-interest world, every little [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Osun State Government, in collaboration with the World Bank, has engaged 1,131 youths to clear gutters, rehabilitate community feeder roads and beautify public spaces under the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation meant to empower the poorest citizens. The Commissioner for Empowerment and Youth Engagement, Mrs. Folake Adegboyega, who said this [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Ernest Ebi, has advocated a fundamental transformation of the country's economy through a broad range of policy measures that can put the economy on strong foundation for sustainable growth and development. Ebi spoke recently in Ede, Osun State, while delivering the 9th convocation lecture of Redeemer's University entitled [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Odu'a Investment Company Limited is planning to expand its business scope by venturing into the oil and gas sector. The company, which is owned by the six South-West states, is currently involved in a wide range of business activities except oil and gas. To actualise its entry into the sector, the company [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Odu'a Investment Company Limited is planning to expand its business scope by venturing into the oil and gas sector. The company, which is owned by the six South-West states, is currently involved in a wide range of business activities except oil and gas. To actualise its entry into the sector, the company [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Property development firm, Sim Properties and Homes Limited, says it has unveiled the third phase of 1,000 housing units for acquisition through the National Housing Fund window. The firm, also known as SP Homes Limited, developers of Masters Golden City, Ofada, Ogun State, stated that investors could also access other in-house payment plans. The Chief [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is celebrating the President, Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce, and a former Chairman of the Lagos Branch of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Mr. Akinola Olawore, for his contributions to the surveying profession. The recognition of Olawore and others is part of plans to [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Corporate Operations Unit of Access Bank Plc has renovated two blocks of classrooms at Keke Nursery and Primary School, Agege, Lagos. The lender handed over the classrooms to the management of the school in a brief programme in the school premises. The Group Head, Corporate Operations, Access Bank, Banjo Adegbohungbe, said the lender would [] 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Real estate development company, Mixta Real Estate Plc, aims to change the trend in the property market with its Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate in Lagos. The Head of Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Mixta Nigeria, Mr. Korede Lawrence-Salu, said the estate, which comprises of residential development, golf course, lodge and spa resort, was [] 
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