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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [30 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 30 October, 2017.

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The International Monetary Fund has advised the Federal Government to urgently revisit tax holidays and exemptions given to companies. It specifically urged Nigeria to implement a reform that would see it phase out tax holidays and exemptions eroding the Company Income Tax base. Successive governments had granted controversial tax holidays and waivers, which [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
John Ameh, Abuja Some of the exotic cars delivered to the members of the House of Representatives have developed faults barely 90 days after the automobiles arrived in Abuja, The PUNCH gathered on Sunday. The majority of the lawmakers, 240 out of the total of 360, took delivery of the Peugeot 508 cars between June [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Adelani Adepegba and Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Federal Government has yet to send fresh request to the International Police to assist it in tracking and arresting the fleeing ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, PUNCH investigation has revealed. Maina had been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, is still not disposed to appearing before the Federal High Court in Abuja to testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, despite the witness summons of the court ordering him to appear in that regard [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Nike Popoola We all start out with no credit, a clean slate in a way. Every credit move you make from the time you open your first account will either move you towards good credit or bad credit. Most people can avoid bad credit by simply making the right choices with credit and other financial [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Police Command has asked operators of hotels, nightclubs, lounges, bars, and beaches in the state to install Closed Circuit Television cameras and put in place other security measures in their facilities. The state Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said the measures were to check drug abuse, drug peddling and [] 


Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The Katsina State Police Command said on Sunday that its operatives had gunned down a suspected cattle rustler during an exchange of fire along Sakwattawa-Shawere cattle route. The commands spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, disclosed the development in a statement made available to journalists in Katsina. According to him, one Ibrahim Gai of [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Ondo State Government says it will no longer pay school fees of secondary school pupils in the state, saying that parents should henceforth take up the responsibilities of the schoolchildren. It, however, said it would keep funding pupils in primary schools, adding that tertiary institutions in the state would have their tuition reviewed. This [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted leave to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project to proceed against the leadership of the National Assembly in its quest to ascertain the exact earnings of the national lawmakers. The group is also demanding accountability on the spending of the N500bn budgeted as running cost [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi and Friday Olokor The installation of the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Otunba Gani Adams, as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land has been fixed for January 13, 2018. The announcement was contained in a statement issued by Adams Director of Media and Communication, Femi Adepoju, on Sunday. Adepoju [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Femi Asu and Jesusegun Alagbe Nigerias most widely read newspaper, The PUNCH, clinched two awards at the maiden edition of the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards. The awards, organised by the Media Foundation for West Africa to honour excellence in print, online and broadcast journalism in West Africa, took place on Saturday night [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe Wife of the Vice-President, Mrs. Oludolapo Osinbajo, had advocated the need to speak out against the stigma attached to child adoption. Osinbajo said this at the First Annual Conference of Heritage Adoption Support and Advocacy Group in Lagos with the theme, The Power of Adoption. She said, Identifying the problem (stigma attached to [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu Governors of the South-East states, at a meeting in Enugu on Sunday evening, called on the Federal Government to take advantage of the dry season to rehabilitate dilapidated infrastructure in the geopolitical zone. The governors specifically demanded urgent action on the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and federal roads in the South-East. [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Two self-confessed Boko Haram terrorists Jamilu Adamu and Garba Adamu as well as a bandit Yusuf Wada have been arrested by the troops of the Nigerian Army in Taraba and Kaduna states. The military said that Jamilu and Garba were nabbed by the 93 Battalion, 13 Brigade attached [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kabir Getso, has confirmed that a suspected case of monkeypox has been recorded in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state. The commissioner, who stated this while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano, disclosed that the blood sample of the patient had been sent to Abuja for clinical [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Executive Vice-Chairman, Aiteo Group, Mr. Benedict Peters, says he has engaged two foreign law firms to defend him against the malicious, unfounded and false allegations hanging over his head. Aiteo Group, an indigenous oil firm, had reportedly released a statement in September denying that Peters bought a property in England and luxury [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos The crisis at the Jos University Teaching Hospital has worsened as the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria give its Chief Medical Director, Prof. Edmund Banwat, a 40-day ultimatum, to resolve contentious issues or face shutdown. All the issues with the stakeholders, the organisation said, should be resolved between October 23 [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Owa Obokun of Ijesaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use the money recovered from corrupt public office holders for the welfare of Nigerians. Oba Aromolaran, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Saturday, said this when the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, visited him at his palace [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday said it was working to grow the nations crude oil reserves and increase daily national production by searching for crude in water bodies. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, stated this during the commencement of the NNPC/First E&P Oil Mining Leases 83/85 partnership for [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Ogun State Government has said it will power the newly established Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia with solar energy. The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, said plans had been concluded to install solar energy at the institution to guarantee uninterrupted power supply. In a statement signed by the Head [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Sesan Olufowobi Dozens of hoodlums on Friday swooped on some policemen attached to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit and a truck belonging to the unit, stealing four motorcycles in the truck. It was gathered that the attack took place around the First Rainbow bus stop on the Lagos-Apapa Expressway [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Nigerian Air Force has urged its officers and men to be combat-ready and to get fit for operations to tackle criminality and emerging security challenges in the country. The Air Officer Commanding, Mobility Command, Bayelsa State, Air Vice Marshal Stephen Onuh, gave the advice after its third quarter 2017 route march [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi and Godwin Isenyo A former National Vice-Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, said on Sunday that he was in the race for the party national chairmanship to correct the immunity experienced in the past by the party. George stated this when he met members and leadership of the party [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday described politics as a public service and not an opportunity to amass wealth overnight at the expense of the ordinary people. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said this while congratulating a former civilian governor of [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
NIGERIAs burgeoning population was in focus recently when the International Monetary Fund threw a dampener on the fruits of projected growth in the face of so many more mouths to feed. While the multinational lender was optimistic that the economy could expand by 1.9 per cent in 2018, it feared that issues such as population, [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Tony Okafor, Awka The Progressive Peoples Alliance has inaugurated the campaign of its governorship candidate in the November 18 poll in the Anambra State, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, with a promise to give all the other political parties a run for their money. The event, which took place on the playground of the All Saints Anglican [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
John Alechenu, Abuja Growing tension within the All Progressives Congress and the agitation for greater participation in government by the party hierarchy is likely to feature prominently as the party's national caucus meet on Monday (today). The national caucus usually heralds the National Executive Council meeting which will follow on Tuesday. Our correspondent gathered in [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The police have invited a former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, over an alleged attack on the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke in the build up to the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2014. The late senator, who was a governorship candidate of the PDP shortly before [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, on Sunday, said the establishment of North-East Development Commission was a direct response to the large scale devastation caused to the region by the Boko Haram insurgents. The governor said this in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Communications and Media Strategy, Isa Gusau, in Maiduguri. According [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Following the reported glut of cassava in the market, the inability of farmers and processors to agree on a uniform selling price for the crop may put the business in jeopardy, ANNA OKON writes THE cassava business is currently experiencing some difficulties as a result of misunderstanding between farmers and processors over pricing. Our correspondent [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The Central Bank of Nigeria has injected $285.7m into the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange Market to meet requests in four sectors of the economy. This came just the naira closed at 363 per United States dollar on Friday, the same rate it had closed in the past one week. Details obtained from the CBN [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Bureau de change operators under the aegis the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria has collaborated with the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System Plc to sensitise the BDCs on usage and deployment of bank verification number validation portal provided by the NIBBS. The portal will enable the BDC operators to validate the BVN of [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
First Bank of Nigeria Limited says it will be joining the rest of the world to commemorate the 2017 World Savings Day on Monday (today). As part of the activities lined up for the day, the bank said it would be taking its financial literacy campaign to 30 secondary schools across the six geo-political zones [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Sunday said that the recoveries, which the Federal Government had made through the implementation of the whistle-blower policy, had exceeded its expectations. Adeosun stated this in an article written by her and made available to our correspondent by her Special Adviser on Communications, Mr. [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The nation's external reserves have hit $34bn from $33.6bn attained on October 25, the Central Bank of Nigeria has stated. The reserves have been appreciating very fast after hitting $32bn on September 18. The Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, CBN, Dr. Joseph Nnanna, who disclosed the latest figure in Lagos on Saturday, said [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Grenadines Homes, a member of The Palton Morgan Holdings, says it has come up with a unique concept that blends luxury with high returns on investment through The Oceanna, its iconic development in Lagos. The Group Managing Director, Palton Morgan Holdings, Adeyinka Adesope, said that the concept hotel had potential for high returns [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Stanley Opara Nigerian Breweries Plc has reported about 24 per cent appreciation in its profit before tax for the nine-month ended September 30, 2017. The brewer's PBT rose from N27.8bn to N34.4bn while profit after tax also improved to close at N23.9bn from the N20.1bn posted in the same period in 2016. The board of [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Networking and Information Technology solutions firm, Cisco Nigeria, has introduced a smart and connected building solution to the real estate market. According to the firm, at the heart of its approach is a service-oriented building architecture designed to reduce cost and complexity by replacing discrete and disparate in-building system networks with one simplified, [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
A former Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Remi Babalola, has said that insurance companies must embrace digital transformation to remain relevant and survive in the future financial services industry. Babalola, who is also the Chairman of Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc, gave this challenge in Lagos while speaking on the theme, 'Millennials: Digital [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Lagos State Government, the Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company and a consortium of developers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build and deliver 20,000 housing units in the state. The parties said the agreement was signed in line with the Lagos Affordable Public Housing initiative of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the construction [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Anna Okon The management of Intels Nigeria Limited has threatened legal action against the Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Authority, Okon Umana, for levelling 'false and malicious allegations' against the company and its management, which it says are injurious to its business interest as well as reputation. In a seven-page [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
: Stanley Opara UNity Bank Plc has announced a profit before tax of N2.72bn for its unaudited Q3 2017 financial results. The lender said it sustained a positive but modest performance across key financial indices in spite of the challenging operating environment. 'This attests to the bank's ability to remain profitable and resolute in its [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Real estate stakeholders have called for a framework to improve the industry's slow growth and poor contribution to the country's Gross Domestic Product. A professor at the Lagos Business School and a member of the Central Bank of Nigeria's Monetary Policy Committee, Doyin Salami, said the industry's 7.5 per cent contribution to the [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Executive Director, Investment, Stanbic IBTC Pension Management Limited, Mr. Oladele Sotubo, has said the law mandates all employers to open temporary Retirement Savings Accounts for their workers who fail to open such accounts. He said this during an employer/employee forum organised by Stanbic IBTC Pensions in Lagos. 'An employer is mandatorily required to open [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Lafarge Africa Plc has said it will be investing over N132m to train hundreds of truck drivers in the country in furtherance of its commitment to safety in its operations. According to the company, the first batch of 200 drivers will be part of a three-year strategic training plan for 600 drivers. The [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Real estate development firm, Buildcon Global Services Limited, has announced the commencement of its new project, the Pracht Court located in Ajah, Lagos, with added luxury, comfort, maximum security and affordability for investors. The firm said in a statement that the estate consisted of four-bedroom terrace houses, which incorporate advanced automation systems to [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Nike Popoola The Nigerian Bar Association and the insurance industry operators have expressed readiness to work together in helping lawyers who want to specialise in insurance laws, and ensure the development of the underwriting sector. They gave this indication in Lagos on Thursday during the first annual seminar of the NBA ' Section on Business [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
Almond Production Limited and other insurance consumers in the underwriting industry have outlined plans to protect the interest of policyholders and ensure stable growth in the sector. Some stakeholders spoke during the Insurance Consumers' Forum with the theme, 'Insurance penetration in Nigeria: Shifting focus from policies to providing value for the consumers' in Lagos. While [] 

Mon, 30 Oct 2017
The Ogun State Government has said no fewer than 38,000 out of the 70,000 applicants that met the requirement for the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy and other title documents under its Homeowners' Charter programme have responded for assessment. Governor Ibikunle Amosun was said to have disclosed this during the presentation of land title documents [] 
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