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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 22 October, 2017.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, saying that his tweets won him the White House. In an interview airing on Sunday on Fox Business Network, Trump said that with his use of Twitter, he could bypass unfair media coverage and speak directly. Tweeting is like a typewriter [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday, the latest attack on the community in the deeply conservative country. The decomposed body of a person aged about 25 had been dumped on farmland in the citys low-income district of Tehkal. It was discovered [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the regions leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and his ministers who sparked Spains worst political crisis in decades by holding a banned [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Kemi Lanre-Aremu Former Miss World, Agbani Darego, took everyone by surprise when she got married last April. The Rivers State-born model, whose love life had been subjected to speculations finally unveiled her spouse in an Instagram post. Her husband, Ishaya Danjuma, is the son of Nigerias one-time Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma(retd.). [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Popular artiste and entrepreneur, Ruggedman, tells JOY MARCUS, about his trip to Dublin Where was the most interesting place you have been to and what was the purpose of your visit' Dublin, I travelled there on holiday and I also had a show there. Where did you stay and how long was the trip' I [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The scion of the Ibru dynasty, Olorogun Oskar Ibrus fun-loving persona is one that endears him to people. He can be likened to a socialite as he throws some of the best parties in this part of town. Some of these include his 50th birthday party nine years ago, and daughter, Makashes destination wedding in [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record-equalling 11th consecutive victory. Sergio Aguero made his own piece of history, becoming the joint-top scorer in Citys history, with his 177th goal for the club, a first-half penalty awarded after goalkeeper Nick Pope [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Onoshe Nwabuikwu Just when you think it cant get any incredulous, someone does their best to prove you wrong. Im talking about the latest from the Imo State governor, Rochas Anayo Okorocha. I imagine even the mere mention of his name prepares many for what could be a segment tagged: I cant believe he did/said [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Controversial actor, Uche Maduagwu, speaks to TOFARATI IGE about his acting career, prophecies and other issues How did your journey into entertainment begin' I thought I was going to be a very big singer but here we are today, Im an actor. I used to sing R & B back in the days. Which university [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
At a time when there are fears that the Yoruba language may become endangered soon because the new generation of its people are not being taught the language, a Dutch-Nigerian, Dorien Jacob, aka Oyinbo Jesu, has chosen to sing entirely in Yoruba language. Speaking to Sunday Scoop, she said, When God gives you talents, it [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
When Tillaman, the son of the Alaafin of Oyo, exited Aquila Records last year, it was rumoured that he left because he was not getting good treatment at the record company. Born Adeyemi Adetona, Tillaman has decided to clear the air. He told Sunday Scoop that he left Aquila Records because he wanted to do [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
When singer, Emmanuel Okosi, aka Soul E, came into the industry over a decade ago, many felt he was in for the long haul going by the zeal with which he pursued his career. However, after less than two years of an active music career, he fizzled out of reckoning. Some have attributed Soul Es [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Singer, Joshua Iniyezo, aka SolidStar, has been fairly consistent in churning out hitsongs over the years. And his efforts have paid off as he is quite relevant in the industry today. However, the singer didnt always have it good. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, he shared some of his past experiences. It wasnt really [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
TED ODOGWU The police have arrested four persons for paying N13,000 to buy a five-month-old baby boy. Appearing before a magistrates court in Kano on Friday, the suspects pleaded not guilty. Magistrate Aminu Fagge, who presided over the case, granted the four suspects bail. Fagge imposed N300,000 bail condition on each of the four suspects. [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
UMAR MUHAMMED A former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, on Saturday, warned that if Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, was not stopped from the sale of assets belonging to the state, he would one day sell off the Government House. He called on Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, to conduct a referendum on the planned [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Tony Okafor The National Chairman of the People for Democratic Change, Mudi Waziri, has advised the Indigenous People of Biafra and others agitating for an independent nation to form a political party or join existing ones to advance their cause. The PDC chief spoke on Saturday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, while handing over [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Gibson Achonu The Federal Road Safety Corps, Imo State Command, has identified non-availability of ambulance and heavy-duty towing vehicles as major impediments to its operation in the state. The Sector Commander, Mr. Kayode Aremu, stated this during the inauguration of Iwuanyanwu National Ambulance, an organisation that provides medical and humanitarian support to internally displaced persons. [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Chukwudi Akasike The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has called on the Federal Government to declare an emergency on the roads in the South-East and South-South regions of the country. MASSOB said rather than make empty promises on the construction of a second Niger Bridge, the Federal Government should concentrate [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Everest Amaefule and Ade Adesomoju The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria and the 19 commercial banks in the country to disclose all accounts in their custody and the balances in such accounts. The court ordered the banks to disclose the details of all such accounts, their owners and [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
FEMI MAKINDEand BAYO AKINLOYE A son of Chief MKO Abiola, Abdul Mumuni, on Saturday, told the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate of Yoruba land and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, to be focused on promoting the culture and defending the cause of the Yoruba race. The young Abiola told SUNDAY PUNCH that his father, [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
LEKE BAIYEWU The Lawmaker representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Senator Adesoji Akanbi, has dismissed the criticisms against virement of funds in the 2017 Appropriation Act as political. He said the projects which the money was meant to finance, would benefit Nigerians. He noted that the South-East geopolitical zone which some of the critics in the [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
LEKE BAIYEWU Members of the Senate ad hoc committee set up to investigate the contract crisis in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, have denied being under pressure from the Presidency to manage their recommendations. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt in Abuja, on Saturday, that the official trip by some members of the probe panel to Russia scuttled [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Law School has said that 1, 272 of its students representing 21.6 per cent of those who participated in the final bar examinations conducted in August, failed. The institution also said 29 students were graded first class. This is contained in the executive summary of the results of the Council of Legal Education [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
ENIOLA AKINKUOTU The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is still on its wanted list for his alleged role in pensions biometric scam in the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to the tune of N2bn. This is despite reports that [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
OLALEYE ALUKO Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, the military anti-terrorism operation in the North-East, have bombed buildings in a large Boko Haram camp which they discovered on Friday, killing unspecified number of insurgents. The Boko Haram settlement was discovered at the Urga area of Konduga in Borno State. Our correspondent learnt that the settlement, [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
OKECHUKWU NNODIM and BAYO AKINLOYE A Nigerian yam exporter, Dr. Timothy Ijir, who is based in the United States, has said that the US authorities did not reject any yam exports from Nigeria. He stated this in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday. He said, I am the only person who has imported Nigerian [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Gibson Achonu President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for African countries to have sustainable intercontinental infrastructure that will facilitate movement for Africans within the continent. According to the President, the low level of integration in the continent not only inhibits effective economic cooperation but also impedes democratic transformation of the continent. Buhari stated this [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
GODWIN ISENYO The Spiritual Head of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide, Most Reverend Samuel Abidoye, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to be open to new ideas in order to preserve the unity of the country and engender economic development. The C&S leader stated this while addressing newsmen during the churchs 77th International [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
TED ODOGWU The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said the state had spent about N2bn as special intervention in tuition and other allowances. It also dismissed claims that it had stopped the payment of scholarships of its students studying both locally and abroad. The State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mohammed Garba, told newsmen that [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
GBENGA ODOGUN The lifeless body of a senior civil servant in Kogi State, Edward Soje, was found dangling on a tree on Saturday, a week after he was declared missing. Residents of Lokoja, the state capital, were shocked when they discovered that Soje, a director in the state civil service, had committed suicide on a [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
John Alechenu The growing rift among leading figures in the All Progressives Congress has been cited as the reason behind the absence of all governors of the South-West states from the partys consultative meeting in Abuja. It was learnt in Abuja on Saturday that the absence of the governors was designed to send a message [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
OLALEKAN ADETAYO President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, said his administration had degraded the Boko Haram sect to the point that even the opposition party recognised that there was a considerable improvement of security in the North-East under his leadership. He did not name the political party he was referring to but the Peoples Democratic Party [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
OLUFEMI ATOYEBI The Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association on Saturday honoured one of its members, the Chairman of the Governing Council, Lead City University, Ibadan, Prof. Jide Owoeye, and three other former pupils of the school for their outstanding contributions to the development of education and humanity. The award ceremony, which was held on [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Tony Okafor A first Republic Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, on Saturday, endorsed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Anambra governorship poll, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, and his running mate, Chidi Onyemelukwe (nee Ekwueme). Amaechi expressed optimism that the PDP would win the poll but added that it would be tough for the [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor The presiding judge of Bayelsa State High Court, Ogbia Division, Justice Raphael Ajuwa, has washed his hands off the case brought before the court by Tiwei Orunimighe, the expelled Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state. Orunimighe had dragged the Acting Chairman of the state APC, Joseph Fafi; a former governor, [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
ENYIOHA OPARA A lawmaker representing Chanchaga constituency in Niger State, Umar Bago, has embarked on an empowerment programme to boost the economic status of youths and women in the state. Bago said at least 2,000 people had benefited from the programme, adding that apart from giving them starter packs to establish their own business, he [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The Pharmacists Registration Council of Nigeria has sealed off 287 pharmacies operating illegally in different parts of Kogi State. The Head of Enforcement Department of the PRCN, Stephen Esumobi, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday in Lokoja, stated that the pharmacies were shut between October 16 and 19. The News Agency of Nigeria reports [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
BAYO AKINLOYE Twelve years after their last gathering, governors from the southern part of Nigeria will on Monday, meet in Lagos to discuss the issue of fiscal federalism and how to forge stronger ties among the three geo-political zones. In a statement made available to our correspondent on Saturday, by the Secretary to the State [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Mudiaga Affe The All Progressives Congress in Cross River State on Saturday described as unlawful the arrest of a critic of Governor Ben Ayade's administration, Mr. Paul Ifere. Ifere frequently criticises the state government policies, financial and security matters on social media. Ifere was arrested by the police in Abuja on Thursday and immediately transferred [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE and BAYO AKINLOYE The Ekiti State House of Assembly has said the former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, is not being probed over any allegation of mismanagement of public funds while he presided over the state. The lawmakers added that the query about Oni, submitted by its Public Accounts Committee as part of [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, on Saturday in Ibadan said the Peoples Democratic Party would win the governorship in Oyo State in 2019. Wabara, who stated this during the Ward 7 congress of the party at Ona-Ara, said, 'I am confident that the PDP will reclaim Oyo State which we lost because of the internal [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
JUDGED by the parlous state of its prisons, Nigeria is a nasty and underdeveloped country feigning to be developing. It is a failing state where the prisons are overcrowded, filthy and underfunded. Their dysfunctional condition has prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to call for a change. This is a good omen if the Presidents belated alarm [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim There seems to be no end in sight to the downward operational performance of Nigeria's refineries since the beginning of 2017 despite several interventions made to reinvigorate the facilities by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.. The latest monthly oil and gas report released by the national oil firm showed that the cumulative capacity [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. One country that I have often referred to here is Taiwan because of how it has evolved over the years to become a technology powerhouse now. I believe that there is a lot Nigeria can learn from them as we continue to grow local capacity because that is simply the way [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
The President of the African Development Bank and a former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, who received the 2017 Norman E. Borlaug World Food Prize last week, speaks on the need for Africa to focus more on agriculture in this interview with TOBI AWORINDE Can you describe the moment you found out you had [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor No fewer than 15 persons have been prosecuted by the Jos Electricity Distribution Company for bypassing meters and vandalising electricity transformers in Benue, Plateau, Bauchi and Gombe states, its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Gidado, has said. The 15 electricity thieves were all convicted, he added. Gidado also announced the disengagement of [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
as NSEASI Sheds 0.65% Bearish sentiments dominated the Nigerian equities market this week as the market closed the week down. The NSEASI shed 0.65% in the week, settling the year-to-date (YtD) return at 36.22%. Market breadth was pegged at 0.62x representing twenty four (24) gainers and thirty-nine (39) losers.nINTBREWemerged as the top gainer for [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Femi Asu While gas shortage was largely responsible for the poor electricity experienced in the country last year, power generation is now being hampered by frequency management occasioned by distribution companies' load demand. Line constraints, according to the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, left 1,693.9 megawatts of the nation's [] 

Sun, 22 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh and Ife Ogunfuwa The Institute of Credit Administration Nigeria has called on government and organisations doing business with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to develop a deliberate policy thrust to ensure quick payment of confirmed invoices. In a welcome address at the institute's Annual Mandatory Professional Development Credit Management Conference in Lagos, the [] 
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