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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [25 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 25 October, 2017.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
I dont know where my client is Mainas lawyer Fire AGF, others Activists N/Assembly wants probe HoS queries two perm secs EFCC seals six propertiesPage John Alechenu, John Ameh, Olalekan Adetayo, Friday Olokor, Eniola Akinkuotu and Leke Bayewu The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has asked the wanted former chairman [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday affirmed the order of subpoena compelling former President Goodluck Jonathan and a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to appear in court with respect to the trial of the National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, on Wednesday. But challenging the [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A third year student of Banking and Finance of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ojo Segun, was on Monday night hacked to death by people suspected to be cultists. The attack occurred around 7.30 pm at Osekita, an off-campus residence of students in Iworoko-Ekiti. The victim was shot several times before [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday condemned the spate of scandals rocking the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government. They likened the fight against corruption by President Muhammadu Buharis administration to Satan calling Judas Iscariot a sinner. The Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum who is also [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The N5.1bn alleged fraud trial of a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, was on Tuesday adjourned till November 3, 2017. The case, which was scheduled for continuation of hearing on Tuesday, was stalled as the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Eighty-five persons in Boko Haram captivity have been rescued in the Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State after a gun battle between the insurgents and troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole. Our correspondent learnt that the hostages were rescued on Tuesday in Mogola, Ngaiwa, Tongule and Warsele [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Akure Airport office of Air Peace Limited was reportedly burgled on Sunday, with the robbers making away with millions of naira. The airlines workers were said to have discovered the incident when they resumed work on Monday. The Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Chris Iwarah, who confirmed the incident, told our [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
John Ameh and Gbenga Odogun The House of Representatives on Tuesday called for urgent intervention by the Federal Government in the non-payment of workers salaries by the Kogi State Government. It recalled the recent death of a Level 16 officer, Eward Soje, by suicide allegedly owing to non-payment of his salaries for 11 months by [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ovie Okpare, Warri Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins on Monday shot dead a police corporal attached to the Ashaka Police Division in the Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State. It was gathered that the man was killed at his residence over a suspected rape case he was handling in the community. A [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi About 257 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday, the National Emergency Management Agency has said. The returnees, who were assisted by the International Organisation for Migration, were received by some officials of NEMA at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. They were said to have indicated their interest to return home after [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Maihaja, on Tuesday told the Senate Committee on Special Duties that the industrial crisis in the agency had been resolved. Maihaja, while appearing before members of the committee in Abuja over the dispute between the members of staff and management of NEMA, said the [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has asked policemen to display high level of professionalism in their relationship with members of the public. He said policemen had not been professional enough to gain peoples confidence in the force. Imohimi, who spoke on Tuesday at a stakeholders meeting at the Area [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his counterparts in Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel; Edo, Godwin Obaseki; Bayelsa; Seriake Dickson; and Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday hailed womens role in nation building. The governors, who spoke at the opening of the 17th National Women Conference, organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo and Samuel Awoyinfa A businessman magnate, Sir Kesington Adebutu, on Tuesday said he became wealthy through the grace of God. He said this in his remark while marking his 82nd birthday inside his sprawling Marble House in Iperu Remo, Ogun State. Adebutu said he owed all his wealth to the grace of God [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Federal, States and Local Governments shared N558.082 billion in October, N80 billion less than the N637.704 billion revenue shared in September, Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation has said. Idris made this known at the end of the monthly Federal Accounts Allocation Committee meeting on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, the N558billion [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating in the 4th meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Common Currency Programme, in Niamey, Republic of Niger. The Presidents Personal Assistant on Social Media, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed this development on his twitter handle on Tuesday in Abuja. Member-countries of the ECOWAS Task Force [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
A senator from Donald Trumps Republican Party unleashed a fierce broadside Tuesday against the US leader as he announced he would not seek re-election, telling Senate colleagues he will not be complicit with a reckless presidency. Jeff Flake, of Arizona, has served in the Senate since 2013 and has been an outspoken critic of Trump-era [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Tuesday in Ibadan said he was surprised that the former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, could speak against restructuring. Adebanjo, who spoke at the fifth Chief Babatunde Oduyoye Birthday Lecture, said at the time Akande [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Punch Editorial Board The contentious issue of indebtedness by Nigerias 36 states was re-ignited recently by a renewed debate over the legality of federal bailouts to the cash-strapped tier of government. While some say it is illegal and feeds the wasteful propensities of state governors, the latter and the central government insist that it is [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ahmed Makarfi, has said the office of the national chairman of the party is open to all the three zones in the southern part of the country. The three zones are South-West, South-South and South-East. He spoke against the backdrop [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission says it is making arrangements with the Nigeria Prisons Service to ensure that prisoners are allowed to vote in the 2019 general elections. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this in Abuja on Tuesday at a dialogue session with the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Executive Committee meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party has expressed worry over the way the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, is conducting the affairs of the party in his state. The worry was said to have followed the motion raised by Senator Abiodun Olujimi, who represents Ekiti South [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A retired Permanent Secretary and governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Chief Sesan Fatoba, has said the state needs an experienced governor to develop its potential. Speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday on his political ambition, Fatoba lamented that inexperienced people had always governed Ekiti since 1999. 'This time, we [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo Osun State Government has presented retirement bond certificates worth N1.682bn to pensioners, who retired from local government councils and primary schools in the state. The Permanent Secretary, Local Government Staff Pension Bureau, Mr. Kayode Afolabi, said this in an interview with journalists in Osogbo shortly after the presentation of the certificates. The [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Author of Practical Steps to Financial Independence and personal finance coach, Usiere Uko, writes about staying current with latest threats in order to protect money online. Having worked hard to earn money, you need to invest in learning how to keep your money safe. The main danger to our money comes from you using [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhamadu Buhari on Tuesday in Niamey, Republic of Niger, urged member countries of the Economic Community of West African States to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency for the sub-region by 2020. He cited the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal to buttress his [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja State governments on Tuesday ruled out resorting to borrowing to fund gaps resulting from dwindling revenues accruing to the Federation Account, which are shared by the three tiers of government. Speaking with journalists in Abuja after the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee meeting for the month of October, the Chairman of the Finance [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said more time should be given to Nigerians in the diaspora to obtain the bank verification number. She made the plea in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja in response to the move by the Federal Government [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara The apex regulator of the Nigerian capital market, Securities and Exchange Commission, said there were misstatements in Oando Plc's audited financial statements for the 2013 and 2014 financial year arising from Oando Exploration and Production Limited transaction. This revelation was contained in a letter addressed to the Group Chief Executive Officer of Oando, [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday said that the $36bn being sought by the Federal Government for rail lines construction across the country would be used to connect virtually all state capitals in Nigeria by rail. Speaking as a guest during a radio programme monitored by our correspondent in Abuja [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said Nigeria was open to business and more investments. Osinbajo, who chairs the nation's Economic Management Team, said this at a bilateral meeting he held with his Indonesian counterpart, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, on the sidelines of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Beneficial Ownership Transparency Conference in [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, on Tuesday announced a plan to grade agencies under his supervision and offer top- performing ones rewards. According to the minister, the best-rated agency will get cash reward of N1bn. The second-placed agency will get N500m while the third-placed agency will get N250m. [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Senate on Tuesday directed the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to provide the actual amount that is needed for the construction of the proposed second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, before any approval will be given by the National Assembly. According to the Senate, the Federal Government in [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has rejected the plan by the federal and state governments to impose tax on pensions, gratuities and terminal benefits of workers in the country. The senior staff trade union vowed to resist the implementation of the plan which it claimed was to further [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh An entrepreneur, Mrs. Ozohu Adoh, says female workers and entrepreneurs need to stay dry and fit during working hours to avoid suffering from 'uneven skin tone and hyper-pigmentation.' She said such diseases had 'grossly' affected the productivity of women in their work places. Adoh, an Oxford University graduate and a former employee in [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
The Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria says the country needs professionals in government in order to foster the development. The Founder/Chairman of Council, PEFON, Dr. Dipo Bailey, said this during the induction and investiture of new members into the foundation in Lagos. 'Before the fortune of a nation is fully achieved, there is need for [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate on Tuesday began investigation into the crisis between Etisalat (now 9mobile) and 13 Nigerians banks over a $1.2bn loan and warned that the crisis, if not well managed, could cause problems in the banking sector. It also demanded a review of the public corporations privatised by the Federal Government. The [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Nike Popoola When you first start managing money, you may not be sure which accounts are the best to open. Everyone should have at least two accounts, a current and a savings account. As you begin to save more money, there are additional savings accounts that you may want to consider opening because they offer [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has said the State Executive Council has approved the construction of 12 kilometre Osi-Obbo-Ajegunle/Ekiti Road for N1.02bn. He said that the council also approved the construction of 10 kilometre Oke-Onigbin/Isanlu-Isi Road for N435m. Ahmed spoke through the Commissioner for Transport and Works, Alhaji Aro Yahaya, [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Air Peace Limited says it has procured six ERJ145 and B737 aircraft to increase its fleet to 24 as part of efforts to strengthen the airline's local and regional services. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, in a statement to celebrate the airline's third anniversary, said consumers [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Nigerian Agip Oil Company has organised a two-day workshop to train contractors in Bayelsa State on planning for succession. The Vice-Chairman/Managing Director, NAOC, Mr. Massimo Insulla, said the two-day workshop, which started in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Monday, was the second workshop of 2017 Nigerian content activities hosted by Eni, [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Registrar, Chartered Institute of Administration, Dr. George Chima, says the absence of value system, lack of professionalism and ethics, and leadership gaps are some of the elements hampering developmental growth in the country. He noted that most administrators and people in leadership positions lacked adequate professionalism, which, he said, had led to [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Rasheed Bisiriyu Toyota looks set to unveil a tiny electric car called i-Ride that can predict drivers' emotions and guide them away from danger. This and another two-seat pod car, i-Walk, intended for crowded city streets and as a personal mobility option for the elderly or people with disabilities, will be revealed at this week's [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria says its forthcoming annual conference will address accountability and sustainability. Tagged 'Corporate governance: A tool for sustainable development', ICSAN said that the conference 'is targeted at addressing the socio-economic challenges in Nigeria.' The President of the institute, Samuel Kolawole, was quoted in a statement [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos A coalition of pressure groups, United Middle Belt Professionals, on Tuesday berated civil servants for the inability of Governor Samuel Ortom to pay salaries as and when due. The organisation therefore advised the governor to embark on biometric system of payment of salaries in order to check the menace of ghost workers. [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Rasheed Bisiriyu A Lagos-based firm, Golden Stone Limited, has introduced a new brand of premium lubricants, Micking, to the Nigeria market. The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Andy Offor, who presented the new products to journalists in Lagos, urged motorists to learn to use the right engine oil specified for their automobiles. He [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The Nigerian Postal Service says it is committed to the improvement of welfare services for its workers, just as it is committed to quality service delivery and customer satisfaction. NIPOST said at the 49th anniversary of the World Post Day that it was 'restructuring and repositioning to provide effective, efficient and reliable services [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Oando Plc has obtained an ex-parte order from the Federal High Court restraining the Nigerian Stock Exchange from implementing a technical suspension of its shares. The company's Head, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Alero Balogun, said on Tuesday that the ex-parte order was obtained on Oct. 23. Balogun said the order also restrained the Securities and Exchange [] 

Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Lekan Sote Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako has given Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe certain conditions before he can be discharged from being surety for missing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who recently failed to appear in court. Federal prosecutors insist that Abaribe, as surety, must account for the whereabouts of Kanu. But he claims [] 
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