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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [24 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 24 October, 2017.


Tue, 24 Oct 2017
President sacks him, queries Head of Service HoS submits report to Buhari, says Dambazau lied EFCC traces Maina to Kaduna, marks his $2m house AGF approved ex-pension chiefs return Documents He got N22m salary arrears, wants to be gov PDP, source Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Adelani Adepegba, Eniola Akinkuotu and Ade Adesomoju The embattled ex-chairman [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Samson Folarin The Bishop of the African Church, Ondo Central Missionary Diocese, Rt. Revd. Samuel Ojo, has lamented the killing of the Chaplain of the church, Revd. David Ayeola. Ayeola was killed by suspected kidnappers in Ekiti State. Ojo, who escaped abduction by a whisker, said the gunmen were Fulani herdsmen, calling on the police [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Embattled senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has denied the claim by the Federal Government that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is in his custody. The Federal Government had earlier replied to Abaribes application seeking to withdraw as one of the [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has urged the newly proclaimed 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, to use his new position to right the wrongs in Yorubaland. The monarch also described Adams as the right choice for the position. A statement issued on Monday by Adams [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The governors of the southern states of Nigeria on Monday met in Lagos State, insisting on true federalism and devolution of powers to states. The governors, who met in the Lagos House, Ikeja, after 12 years of such meeting, also resolved to collaborate with one another for the growth of their economies. In a communique [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday entered judgment against the Nigeria Police Force in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by one Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina said to be the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Justice Mohammed Idris, in a judgment on Monday, declared Obiechinas arrest and detention [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
PDP chief wants ex-president as witness, Dasuki disagrees My achievements are not lies, Buhari replies Jonathan Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it to testify as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Indications emerged on Monday that a former head of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on corruption charges, was reinstated based on the advice of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN). This [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday chided critics of his administration, refuting claims that his government was full of propagandists and liars. Buhari said his administration had recorded concrete achievements, which were evident for all to see, since its coming on board on May 19, 2015. The President spoke on Monday at the [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated the 400-bed Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, saying it will help in stopping Nigerians from seeking medical treatment abroad. Osinbajo, who was represented on the occasion by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the teaching hospital would enhance health care [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The President, Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima, on Monday said the attempt by the Federal Government to stop private practice by doctors working in public health institutions was against the law of the land. He, however, said the NMA frowned on its members who use official hours for their private practice. [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Femi Asu Nigeria has been urged by one of its West African counterparts, Ghana, to bring the importation of dirty fuels to an end and deregulate the price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol). The Deputy Minister of Energy, Ghana, Dr. Mohammed Adam, said in Lagos at the 11th Oil Trading and Logistics Expo that the [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday closed its case in the trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Rickey Tarfa, for alleged bribery and attempt to pervert the course of justice. The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, told the presiding judge, Justice A.A. Akintoye, on Monday that [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian National Corporation is still not transparent enough despite the various reforms introduced by the Federal Government to make the corporation accountable to Nigerians, Publish What You Pay, an international coalition that promotes public debate on the reforms in the extractive sector, has said. According to the coalition, the Federal Government [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Barely three weeks after 138 Nigerians returned voluntarily from Libya, another 580 are being expected from the North African country this week. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development to journalists on Monday in Lagos. Alabi said 420 Nigerians would arrive at [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for smart policies that can stimulate investment in housing development to address the five million housing deficit in the country. He said if the nation produced half a million housing units per annum, it would still find it difficult to meet the needs of the populace [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye Deposit Money Banks have started sending text messages and electronic mails to customers without Bank Verification Number, asking them to come and complete the biometric registration process. Some bank officials told our correspondent on Monday that majority of customers affected by the development were mostly those with names mismatch. Customers, who have different [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Alleged Misuse, Under-Remittance and Other Fraudulent Activities has said revenue agencies short-changed the Federal Government to the tune of N1.7tn as unremitted revenue generated between 2012 and 2016. The panel blamed it on a memo by a former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who allegedly [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos There was chaos on Monday at the Jos University Teaching Hospital as resident doctors, numbering over 100, protested against the alleged draconian policies of the management. Their grievances included the alleged disregard of the order of the National Industrial Court, which stopped the sacking of doctors in the institution; planned implementation of [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation said it had trained some Nigerian entrepreneurs in the non-oil sector. It said in a statement that the entrepreneurs would be trained in innovative solutions to improve their financial literacy as part of its Investment Learning Centre initiative. The Senior Advisor, UNIDO-ITPO, [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos Two members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (Womens Wing) died in an auto crash in Abia State on their way from the just-concluded Womens convention held in Port Harcourt. Our correspondent learnt that while the two women died on the spot, two others were placed on oxygen and seven in a [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The FCMB Group has got new recognition in the banking space as the group steps up efforts to boost its services. Two of its subsidiaries, First City Monument Bank and First City Asset Management Limited, emerged as the 'Most Improved Retail Bank in Nigeria'' and the 'Best Managed Fund in Equity'', respectively, at this year's [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
John Ameh, Abuja The management of the National Emergency Management Agency and union leaders met with the House of Representatives on Monday, where the warring parties agreed on the implementation of a peace pact. Workers of the agency had only on Friday suspended a three-day warning strike after a public outcry greeted the development. The [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The Chairman, Heirs Holding, Mr. Tony Elumelu, says microfinance banks and small businesses are crucial to economic growth He said efforts by the MFBs including Lift Above Poverty Organisation to enhance job creation through lending to small businesses were enhancing economic growth. He therefore said necessary support in terms of ease of doing [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Niger State Police Command on Monday arrested one Abubakar Suleiman with 88 bundles of fake dollars, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. The commands spokesman, SP Abigael Unaeze, while parading the suspect before newsmen in Minna, said Suleiman and three others at large conspired and took his father-in-law to an unknown place in Kogi [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Akinpelu Dada, Beijing Nigeria's Ambassador to China, Baba Ahmad Jidda, has said that there is a need for Chinese industrialists to establish manufacturing plants in the country in order to produce quality products at rates that will not be too exorbitant for Nigerians to buy. The envoy, who spoke to our correspondent in Beijing on [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Tony Okafor, Awka The Rotary Club International has raised the alarm that the vaccine scare in some parts of the country may impede efforts at eradicating polio. The Chairman of the Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee, Dr. Tunji Funsho, stated this at a press conference in Awka, Anambra State. He described the coincidence of the [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Tayo Oke drtayooke@gmail.com The chronically high cost of borrowing, otherwise known as interest rate, has represented a tightening noose around the necks of businesses for the last 30 years, at least. It shows no signs of abating, and certainly no visible end in sight. Interest rate is best understood as the cost of borrowing money [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said hidden corporate ownership posed serious danger to developing countries like Nigeria. He also said that Nigeria was still grappling with the negative consequences of the use of opacity by senior members of government and their cronies between 1993 and 1998 awarding themselves juicy contracts in the [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari will today (Tuesday) leave Abuja for Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Monday. Adesina listed [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Garba Shehu Continued from Monday The team from Nigeria also brought home lessons from Turkey, which included using their Build-Operate-Transfer model for the funding of infrastructure requirements. For instance, the Turkish Government has just completed a $26bn BOT arrangement with a consortium to build and expand the Istanbul airport into the largest in the world. [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
When you balance your chequebook, you may discover that you have a large discrepancy. You may be missing money or you may discover that you have extra money. The bank may have made a deposit to the wrong account, and it is important to address the problem quickly. You may also find that you have [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and other Services on Monday hailed Lagos State and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for quality schools infrastructure. The Chairman of the committee, Zakari Muhammed, stated this during a visit to the deputy governor at the Round House, Alausa, Ikeja. Muhammed, who said the committee was on [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Sheriffdeen A. Tella Recent pronouncements and actions from the Ministry of Budget and National Planning point to the expectation that the 2018 budget proposals will get to the National Assembly for consideration before the end of October 2017 as promised by the Executive arm of government. This is a worthy and welcome departure from the [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited and the Nigerian Postal Service have concluded plans for the provision of broadband services to rural communities across the country. The Head of Media Relations Unit at NigComSat Limited, Mr. Stephen Kwande, disclosed this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Monday. The [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring a holistic and sustainable solution to the solid waste management challenge in the state. Speaking while receiving the executive of the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State chapter, in Alausa on Monday, the Commissioner for the Environment, Babatunde Adejare, said the Cleaner Lagos Initiative [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Azuka Onwuka Unless you have nobody working under you, you need to delegate. Some people find it difficult to delegate; some people dont even have the skills. Delegating is good for the growth of the company. It is also good for your health, for many people burn themselves out with work and drop dead or [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Samson Folarin The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, has called for support for the National Transport Commission Bill, saying it will set the tone for an integrated and multi-modal transport sector in the country. A statement on Monday said Ashafa spoke at the opening session of the Transportation Growth Initiatives 2nd International [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Sunday night, killing 16 persons. The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damien Chukwu, told journalists that the suicide attacks occurred in two locations in the city, including the Muna Garage area, which has become a notorious target for the insurgents. A [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
US soldiers will continue assisting local forces in Niger despite the deaths of four American soldiers in an ambush, the top uniformed American military officer said Monday. Our intent is to continue operations there, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford told reporters as he provided new details on the October 4 [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Federal Government on Monday denied reports that Nigeria had agreed to extradite 1000 Turkish nationals, at the request of Turkish Government over terrorism. The Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in a statement by his media aide Sarah Sanda on Monday in Abuja Onyeama said the attention of his ministry had been [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
ABANDONING his trademark reticence, President Muhammadu Buhari acted decisively on Monday by ordering the disengagement of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, from service. But before then, the damage had already been done to his sanctimonious crusade against corruption. Mainas reinstatement to the post of a director in the [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa and Afeez Hanafi Twenty-five-year-old Paul Ayomaya, a resident of Ajilete, in the Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, had fixed December for the relocation of his family to his newly-completed building in the community. Two months before the date, he was felled by stray bullets fired by some officials of the Nigeria [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Lagos State Government on Monday arraigned two men before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for allegedly cloning the state governors phone number and also attempting to defraud the Accountant General of the state. The defendants, Rilwan Jamiu and Balogun Oyewole, were arraigned on three counts, including attempt to commit felony [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
A video footage showing a man being brutalised by police in Edo State has emerged. The video which appeared to have been recorded from a car shows about five policemen administering some form of punishment to a man who could be seen sitting on the floor beside the police truck, a Ford pick up truck. [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko,Abuja Troops of the Nigerian Army in the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile II in the South-South and South-West regions have arrested a bishop, Uwah Mfon, and 18 others for armed robbery, kidnapping and cult activities in different areas of Akwa Ibom State. Our correspondent learnt that the suspects some of them were identified [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan NO fewer than 20 shops, three houses and several vehicles were destroyed when gang members engaged in a free-for-all in the Isale-Osi, Born Photo and Gidarami areas of Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that the clash began on Sunday and continued on Monday as residents fled their homes. A witness said [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Ondo State Police Command has arrested 12 persons in connection with robberies in the state. The suspects include Friday Odiri, Monday Odiri, Monday Abiodun, Akintunde Henry, Abiodun Tunde, Ayodele Ayobami and Ayoh Genesis. Others are Oluwafemi Ayodeji, Kola Ogunbiyi, Seun Ayodele, Ogonejobo Partick and Felix Ugwuanyi. Parading the suspects on Monday at the police [] 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma,Owerri Two members of the Imo Community Watch, a security formation established by the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, by an Act of the state House of Assembly, have been arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Akokwa Annex, for alleged stealing and gunrunning. The suspects Chukwuma Madueke, 36; and 40-year-old Chieleka [] 
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