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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 23 October, 2017.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Eniola Akinkuotu, Adelani Adepegba and Ade Adesomoju, Olaleye Aluko The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and prominent lawyer, Femi Falana have called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to arrest immediately the wanted ex-chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has returned [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju and Tony Okafor, Awka The Federal Government has replied to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribes application seeking to withdraw as one of the sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, describing the application as belated. The government, in its counter-affidavit and written address filed before the Federal High Court [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
A candidate in the Liberian presidential election, George Weah, on Sunday visited the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos State, to seek the support of Pastor TB Joshua to win the November 7 runoff election. The ex-footballer, who is the leading candidate in the election, will face Joseph Boakai, the incumbent vice-president, in [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos Two persons were said to have been shot during a clash between soldiers and some youths in Sopp Village, in the Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Although details were still sketchy as of press time, our correspondent learnt that the youths were protesting against alleged poisoning of a 32-year-old well [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele and Mudiaga Affe A Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has said devolution of power alone will not solve the problems confronting the nation. Also, the Grand Administrator and Director Supreme Board of Ancient and Mystical Order Ros Crucis, also known as the Rosicrucian Order, Dr. Kenneth Idiodi, said restructuring [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate ad hoc committee investigating allegations of corruption and misconduct by Senator Isa Misau against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, will sit on Tuesday. The Chairman of the committee and Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Francis Alimikhena, made this known to journalists in Abuja on Sunday. He said the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has described the ambition of an ex-governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, to be the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party as a mockery of democracy and assault on the anti-corruption war. In a statement he issued [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi An Azman Air flight from Abuja was on Sunday afternoon reportedly made to hover in the air for more than 30 minutes as it was unable to land at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos due to stormy weather. One of the passengers in the flight, Achillieus-Chud Uchegbu, told our correspondent that after the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos A socio-cultural organisation, Irigwe Youth Movement, has said it will contact the National Human Rights Commission and International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, to protest the killing of 29 persons in Nkiedonwwhro community, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The group also demanded that the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The rift between the National Emergency Management Agency and its workers over some industrial issues has been resolved, as the workers have suspended their industrial action. It was also learnt that the management of NEMA agreed to pay all legitimate outstanding claims of the workers. Apart from putting in place a life [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Ovie Okpare, Warri Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Sunday called on Nigerians to embrace agriculture and its allied businesses to fully grow the countrys economy. He stated that the country must look beyond oil and gas if the Federal Government and states were serious about diversifying from a mono-economy. Okowa spoke at the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Femi Makinde and Oladimeji Ramon The Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, and the Owatapa of Itapa Ijesaland, Dr. Olapade Agoro, have hailed the appointment of the leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Chief Gani Adams, as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland as a deserved one. Aregbesola, [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said his administration is keen on developing the Lagos Central Business Districts to an enviable level. Ambode said this at the 2017 Stakeholders Forum with the theme, Revitalisation of Central Business District for Economic Growth, at Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos Island. Ambode, who was represented by [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government on Sunday said the pledge by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to repair all the inner roads damaged as a result of the construction of Jubilee Bridge, Abule-Egba, had been fulfilled. The government pointed out that the completion of works on the popular Charity Road and other major roads in the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says there is the need to create more awareness about natures conservation and sustainable environmental management. Ambode said this on Saturday during the 2017 Walk for Nature, held in conjunction with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in Ikeja. Ambode, who was represented at the walk by the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa says the PDP is not playing its expected role as an opposition party due to numerous internal crises within it. Dickson, who made the claim during a chat with newsmen in Yenagoa, however, said he remained optimistic that the party would bounce back to winning ways ahead of the 2019 [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
CONFRONTED with sharply declining revenues, hefty budget deficits and barren buffers, Nigerias slow trot into a new external debt trap has progressed into a frantic gallop. President Muhammadu Buharis request for parliamentary approval to take another $5.5 billion loan together with ongoing borrowing plans has sent alarm bells reverberating around the world. Borrowing may indeed [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, has said the South-East delegates to the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party national convention will back the South-West to produce the next chairman. Wabara, who spoke in Ibadan on Sunday, said that the South-West deserved the slot but added that the South-East would need the support of [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former Governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has said the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, is qualified to contest the 2019 presidential election. Also, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has praised Fayose's courage in putting the Federal Government on its toes. According to a [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos The Christian Association of Nigeria has described as personal the position of its northern chairman, Yakubu Pam, on the debate for the restructuring of the country. Pam, represented by Air Comr. Tanko Ato (retd.), had at a two-day conference with the theme, 'The North and future of Nigerian Federation,' organised in Kaduna [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has summoned all the chairmanship aspirants of the party to an emergency meeting. The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, Ahmed Makarfi, called the meeting on behalf of members of the committee. The meeting is scheduled to hold at the party's [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has said that some forces within the Peoples Demoratic Party are tearing the party apart. He said the forces were against a cohesive and strong PDP. Dickson made the revelation during a media event at the Governor's Conference Room at the Government House, Yenagoa, [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Police Command on Sunday debunked reports that three persons were killed in Onitsha last Friday during the commencement of the governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress in the state. In a statement made available to our correspondent, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nkeiruka Nwode, absolved [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu and Adelani Adepegba The Independent National Electoral Commission says there will be at least 80 million registered voters in Nigeria by 2019. The INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, said this in Abuja on Saturday when the European Union Electoral groups Follow-up Mission to Nigeria, Civil Society Organisations and other stakeholders compared notes with [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye, Ozioma Ubabukoh and Oladimeji Ramon Company secretaries and legal teams of 19 Deposit Money Banks in the country will on Tuesday hold an emergency meeting to fashion out modalities to comply with a court order directing commercial banks to freeze bank accounts without the Bank Verification Number and publish names and details of [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
John Ameh, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives are unimpressed with what they term 'poor capital releases' for the 2017 budget just as President Muhammadu Buhari is set to lay the 2018 estimates before the National Assembly, The PUNCH has learnt. The 2017 budget of N7.441tn has a capital component of N2.2tn. But findings [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. It provides an opportunity for us all to focus on this dreaded and devastating disease and its impact on those affected by it. Breast cancer is becoming more and more prevalent yet whilst many people are aware of [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Anna Okon The Chairman of Intels Nigeria Limited, Mr. Gabriele Volpi, has pledged that his company will comply with the Federal Government's directive on the Treasury Single Account policy. He stated this when he flew into the country to intervene in the rift between his firm and the Nigerian Ports Authority over remittances into the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh The management of TVC Communications has said that the Federal Government never shut down the radio arm of the company ' Radio Continental ' for any breach of the broadcasting law or any other reason. It stated this on Sunday, contrary to reports in the media (not The PUNCH) that there was a [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye Internal auditors of banks are critical stakeholders to realising sets goals and achieving sustainable growth, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Coronation Merchant Bank Limited, Abubakar Jimoh, has said. He said companies with a focus on excellence always ensured that the internal audit department maintained global standards in process and resource considerations. Jimoh, who [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The total assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme rose to N7.09tn as of the end of August, this year. Figures obtained from the National Pension Commission revealed that the funds had continued to maintain a steady growth since inception of the scheme. PenCom stated that the aggregate pension assets under the CPS grew from N4.61tn [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Dangote Cement says it has maintained its strong hold in the Nigerian domestic cement market, accounting for 65 per cent of the market volume, while other African plants, volumes went up by 7.5 per cent to 7.0 metric tonnes per annum. According to a statement by the company on Sunday, it has in the past [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Ogun State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, has said that the state government has paid over N4bn as compensation to people whose buildings were demolished to pave the way for road construction across the state. Adegbite said that out of the total of N8bn needed for compensation, homeowners in [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The 2nd Vice-President of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Prof. Benjamin Osisioma, has urged professional accountants to maintain the qualities of competence, discipline and integrity in order to remain true professionals. Osisioma stated this in a talk titled, 'How to Thrive as a Professional: From Good to Great', presented at the 22nd Annual [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Committee on Insurance and Pensions of the Nigerian Bar Association section on business law has expressed its support to the drive for insurance penetration in Nigeria. A statement obtained from the committee said that the growth of insurance promotes economic growth and vice versa, and that this growth increases the opportunities for legal practitioners [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
If you wish to take control of your credit score, here are things you need to know about the factors that count. According to www.clearscore.com, credit scores are a complicated business. No one has a universal credit score. This means there's no rulebook to tell you how many credit points are lost and won with [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Environmentalists have called for a better regulatory framework to check the use of lead in the manufacturing of paints, following a study that found a high concentration of the chemical element in solvent-based paints for home use in the country. The study carried out by Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development found [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Society of Real Estate Developers of Nigeria, a newly formed body of real estate development, construction engineering, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, building and allied trade concerns, says it plans to reduce the housing deficit in the country through innovative initiatives. The Chairman of SOREDON, Dr. Michael Adedeji, said the organisation [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Peter Dada, Akure The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has expressed concern over the condition of the afforestation project of the state, saying there was a need to rebuild the forestry sub-sector in the state. He said the state afforestation project, which used to be a centre of attraction for both local and foreign [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara Building solutions company, Lafarge Africa Plc, has commenced export of cement to Ghana. The company, thus, grew its sales in the third quarter and nine-month period ended September 2017 by 39 per cent and 28 per cent, respectively. This increase, the company explained in its financial statement, was partly attributed to the export [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara Nigerian stockbrokers under the aegis of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers have resolved to key into the rapid changes in technology and product innovation, that are fast characterising the global financial market, in order to position themselves for enhanced professionalism . The stockbrokers, who are gearing up for the Silver Jubilee of the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc has reported a 158 per cent growth in profit for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, In the financial result, its group profit after tax for Q3 2017 improved year-on-year to close at N8.2bn. The conglomerate's income statement revealed a Q3 2017 revenue of N56.76bn from N41.92bn, [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Oxfam has said that in its analysis of policies and public investments in six countries, it has found that women farmers are not getting the resources they need to feed their families and communities and adapt to climate change. 'This exposes a sham in the rhetoric and commitments by countries and donors to [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Almond Productions Limited has said it is collaborating with stakeholders to promote insurance consumers' satisfaction. A statement obtained from the company also said that Almond, which is the promoter of the annual Insurance Consumers Forum, planned to work with other stakeholders to promote insurance growth in the country. The firm stated that it planned to [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
A firm of real estate development service, Afriwalls Nigeria Limited, says it is partnering the Lagos State command of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria to build an all-inclusive system of community security. The Chief Operations Officer, Afriwalls, Mr. John Ogunrinde, said this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations in [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
A recent investigation by CBRE has found that the global stock of investable commercial real estate assets to be worth $27.5tn. The report also found that Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles are the world's largest commercial real estate investment markets. According to World Property Journal, CBRE examined the relationship between city market size and [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Top Employer Institute, a global certifier of excellence in employee conditions, has recognised BASF West Africa, manufacturer of construction chemicals and other products, as a top employer in Nigeria 2018 in the African category. BASF said it was the third consecutive year that the firm had received the recognition, adding that the annual [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara Africa Prudential Plc has said its existence in the Nigerian capital market for more than four decades can be attributed to strong corporate core values and innovation. The company said it has been able to claim its rightful position as the industry toast by leveraging on enterprise, execution and excellence. Speaking at the [] 

Mon, 23 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has announced its donation of a school to the Borno State Government as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, to help Internally Displaced Persons. The school, Maisandari Alamderi Model Nursery and Primary School, located in the Abuja Talakawa District of Maiduguri, comprises two blocks of nine classrooms that will accommodate [] 
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