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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 6 November, 2017.

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has described President Muhammadu Buharis war against corruption as ineffective and one-sided. Ayokunle, who said this in an interview with journalists at the 12th convocation of Bowen University, Iwo in Osun State on Saturday, however, commended the Buhari administration for identifying corruption as [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to act fast in imposing appropriate sanctions on government officials who allegedly conspired to bring back a former Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, to the country and got the fugitive reinstated [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has observed that Nigerias economy is not booming yet. He made the observation at the 52nd Annual Service of Songs of the 1st ECWA Church, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. Obasanjo, who spoke in Yoruba during the church service, urged Nigerians to be patient, adding that the current [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Kaduna State Universal Education Board has released the names of 11,220 teachers that passed the competency test conducted for primary school teachers across the state. The Executive Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board, Nasir Umar, said the names released were those who were qualified to teach in the state primary [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ted Odogwu, Kano Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly called Shiites on Sunday, claimed that the police killed two of their colleagues during their Arbaeen annual trek in Kano. The IMN members had started the trek from Kofar Mazugal in the Kano metropolis around 10am and later stopped for the afternoon prayers at [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia A former governor of Abia State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Chief Orji Kalu, has said the Igbo can be sure of producing a president in 2023 if they support the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. Kalu, who urged the Igbo to wake up and [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ninety-one victims of snakebite have died in the last three weeks in Plateau and Gombe states, following an acute scarcity of snake anti-venom drugs in the country. The figure represents the number of confirmed deaths from three snake treatment centres General Hospital, Kaltungo, Ali Mega Pharmacy, Gombe and Comprehensive Medical Centre, Zamko, Plateau State. [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
At least 27 people have been killed in a church shooting on Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, United States, while many more injured. CNN reports that the shooter was killed after a brief chase north into neighbouring Guadalupe County, according to Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office spokesman Robert Murphy. It is unclear if the shooter was [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, has said he has no legal obligation to account for how the states of the federation spent the N388.3bn Paris Club loan refund released to them. He argued that he could not be compelled to disclose such information because it was protected by professional privilege, [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal Government has suspended the Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, from further carrying out any official operation until further notice from the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo. The Special Adviser to the Attorney General of the Federation on Media and Publicity, Mr. Salihu [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A letter, believed to have been written by a soldier currently attached to the Operation Lafiya Dole, the military anti-insurgency operation in the North-East, to President Muhammadu Buhari, has gone viral on the social media. The anonymous soldier, who claimed to be a private writing from Damaturu, Yobe State, alleged that the [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has filed a libel suit against the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau, demanding N5bn as compensation for alleged defamation. The Federal Government, through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, had earlier preferred criminal charges against Misau for allegedly spreading [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has started investigating the Director General of the National Information Technology and Development Agency, Dr. Isa Pantami, over award of contracts at the agency. Shittu, who made this known on a radio programme monitored in Ibadan at [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Gbenga Adeniji The Federal Government has said the impact of its economic policies will be felt soon by Nigerians. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the assurance in Lagos during a press conference titled, The Muhammadu Buhari administration is putting the economy on a winning path. He said, We are winning [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Chukwudi Akasike,Port Harcourt FOLLOWING the recent threat by militants in the Niger Delta, two groups from the oil-rich region have appealed to the agitators to sheathe their swords and shelve their plan to blow up oil installations in the area. The Niger Delta Avengers and the Coalition of Niger Delta Militants had issued a threat [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Chux Ohai A United Kingdom-based health economist, Dr. Damilola Olajide, has warned that excessive regulation of the tobacco industry in Nigeria may affect the manufacturers social responsibilities to the society. Olajide, while delivering a lecture, titled, Balancing regulation with product health hazards: Case for tobacco use in Nigeria, at a policy dialogue recently organised by [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia SEVEN months after Mr. Chikwendu Ibekwe died in the police custody at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, his family is still crying for justice over his death. It was learnt that the family rejected the sum N310,000 offered to them by the police as compensation for [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Olaide Oyelude, Katsina. The Chairman, Katsina State chapter of the National Conscience Party, Mallam Abdulmumini Sani, has taken ill in police custody where he is being detained on criminal defamation allegation. Sani, who had been in detention since October 26, 2017, told journalists on Sunday that following his complaints of ill health, he was taken [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin THE Zone 5 Police Headquarters in Benin, Edo State, said it had uncovered a criminal syndicate specialised in the issuance of fake vehicle documents in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State. It explained that intelligence information revealed that the documents were used to register vehicles stolen from unsuspecting car [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Sesan Olufowobi Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday pledged to explore the tourism and economic potential of the states waterways. He spoke during the inauguration of three newly- acquired executive boats by the state government on Victoria Island, adding that the government was committed to the implementation of the integrated transport management system [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government says its drive to attain food sufficiency is being given priority attention. It said it was determined to use its partnership with Kebbi State, which led to the production of LAKE Rice, to ensure food security and make Nigeria to become a producing nation. The Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja suspected robbers in military fatigue on Friday robbed many commuters along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. The incident was said to have occurred at Gidan Busa, a few kilometres after Kajere where the hoodlums blocked the road and dispossessed occupants of two buses. The robbery took place despite the deployment of over 500 police [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Enyioha Opara, Minna THREE officials of the Niger State Civil Service Commission, who were remanded in the prison custody for alleged forgery, have been granted bail by the Minna Chief Magistrates Court 1. The officials Suleiman Mohammed, Mohammed Harunna and Abubakar Usman had earlier been arraigned by the police on eight charges. The [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa FLOOD has ravaged four communities in Anyama clan of Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, forcing the indigenes to relocate from their ancestral homes. The affected communities are Emadike, Epebu, Ologoghe and Otuobhi, all in Ogbia, the LGA of former President Goodluck Jonathan. It was learnt that some community folks sacked [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
The Lagos State Government on Sunday urged motorists and other road users to adhere to safety rules to prevent any disaster during the ongoing construction of the Oshodi Transport Interchange. The state said the project, which was being executed by Messrs Planet Projects, an indigenous firm, would create a world-class central business district with focus [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
The South-West Patriots Movement, in collaboration with the Awolowo Foundation, Development Agenda for Western Region and Oodua Chambers of Commerce and Industry, will hold a Southwest Stakeholders Education and Economic Development Summit on Tuesday (tomorrow). The summit will be held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Hall, Abeokuta, Ogun State at 10am. A statement by [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
A gunman shot dead at least 20 worshippers during Sunday morning services at a Baptist church in Texas, news media reported. The gunman was killed after a short chase, CNN reported, quoting a sheriffs office spokesman in Guadalupe County. It was unclear whether the shooter died from a police bullet or at his own hand. [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has filed a libel suit against the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Hamman Misau, demanding N5bn as compensation for alleged defamation. The Federal Government, through the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, had earlier preferred criminal charges against Misau for allegedly spreading [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
WITH workers agitation over unpaid salaries at a feverish pitch, state governors have instigated a fresh bailout package from the Federal Government. In line with this, the Nigerian Governors Forum has made a strong case with President Muhammadu Buhari to refund quickly the outstanding 50 per cent of the Paris Club loan excess deductions from [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The Peoples Democratic Party has won all positions contested for in the November 4 local council elections in Enugu State. The Chairman of Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission, Dr. Mike Ajogwu, SAN, who announced the results at the commission's secretariat in Enugu on Sunday, declared the PDP candidates winners of the chairmanship [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo Fight broke out between the supporters of two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State on Saturday over the alleged manipulation of the process and result of congresses held in some wards in the state. It was not clear if the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the PDP in [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
The Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to invest $100m over five years to tackle malnutrition in the worst-affected parts of Nigeria. The foundation made the pledge at the recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, held in Milan, Italy, which brought together governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Oyetunji Abioye Deposit Money Banks in the country are lobbying the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation to back down on the plan by the Federal Government to seize monies in the bank accounts of customers without the Bank Verification Number, it has been learnt. A Federal High Court in Abuja had ordered [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Nimi Akinkugbe nakinkugbe@punchng.com For decades Africa has relied on foreign aid to meet some of the developmental and humanitarian needs of the continent. 'To move the African philanthropy agenda forward in an inclusive and sustainable form, there is a need for collaborative efforts among philanthropists, social investors, governments, civil society organisations, governments and non-profits. Coming [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Entrepreneurs are towing the path of pay TV business and seeking ways to make money, writes Ozioma Ubabukoh If you have been following the developments of pay TV platforms in Nigeria through apps, you will have no doubt noticed that they have dramatically increased the number of channels. Soon, even the newcomers like Kwese TV, [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Amidst increasing anxiety of the nation's indebtedness to local and foreign creditors, the Federal Government is spending huge sums to service loans from different sources, IFEANYI ONUBA writes The Federal Government spent a total of N927.74bn in the first half of this year to service the nation's loan obligations to local and external creditors, figures [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Equity market Listed securities on NSE Equities on the Nigerian bourse ended the past week on a positive note largely on price gains recorded in the consumer goods and industrial space. Consequently, the NSE ASI and market capitalisation appreciated by 1.31 per cent (131 basis points) to close at 36,462 points and N12.785tn, respectively. [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government said it had identified over 800,000 companies, including some of its contractors, which had never paid any form of taxes. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, stated this in an article entitled: 'All change, Nigeria is not an oil economy'. In the article, which was made available to [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja About 80 per cent of all court cases that the Transmission Company of Nigeria is currently facing border on right-of-way issues, the Interim Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, TCN, Mr. Usman Mohammed, has said. According to him, RoW concerns have remained a big problem confronting Nigeria's power transmission expansion programme. Mohammed, who doubles [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Stanley Opara FBN Holdings Plc, Diamond Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc (measured by volume) accounted for 497.016 million shares worth N2.947bn in 4,205 deals, thus emerging the top three equities traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange last week. For the period, they contributed 36.48 per cent and 16.64 per cent to the [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Stanley Opara Food and agro-allied products group, Flour Mills Group, has reported a 53.18 per cent rise in its half-year profit before tax. Its unaudited 2017 half-year results showed continued growth through most segments of the business. The group's profit before tax for the period was N13.48bn as against N8.80bn for the same period in [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Stanley Opara Nestle Nigeria Plc says it will sustain its interim dividend payment culture following the company's recent rebound. The company proposed N15 interim dividend to its shareholders for the period ended September 30, 2017. This position was also reiterated by the company's Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mauricio Alarconn, at a closing gong ceremony held [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Mallam Ismaila Zakari, says the ICAN Accountability Index is a relevant, innovative and timely contribution to accountability, public finance management and governance practices in Nigeria. He described the index as a first-of-its-kind mechanism for assessing public finance management and public governance practices of the public [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, will deliver a keynote address on the state of the banking industry and give perspectives on the focus of the regulatory authority on banking and the economy for 2018 and beyond at the 2017 Annual Bankers' Dinner. Scheduled to hold on Friday in Lagos, [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange in collaboration with Afrinvest has launched the 2017 edition of the annual Banking Sector Report at the London Stock Exchange, with a call that Nigeria has reopened for business The launch of the report was the anchor event of the 4th Nigeria Capital Markets and Banking Forum hosted by the LSE [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
The Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, has been recognised as 'West African Business Leader of the Year 2017' by the All Africa Business Leader Awards, in partnership with CNBC Africa. The announcement was made at the annual AABLA regional dinner, which was held in Lagos. The event [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Skye Bank Plc Chief Executive Officer, Tokunbo Abiru, has unveiled the bank's plans to take financial literacy campaign to 30 schools in the country to mark this year's World Savings Day. Abiru made this known while addressing pupils of Seed of Life Schools, Lebanon Ibadan, adopted by Skye Bank. He said, 'As part of planned [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Nike Popoola Personalbanking@punchng.com Working for yourself has many benefits, including setting your own hours; being your own boss; not having to ask for a day off or vacation time; and being in complete control of your business. One major challenge of running your own business is handling the finances. It is typically worth the trouble, [] 

Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Nike Popoola Relatives of many deceased federal workers may not be entitled to any form of insurance claims because of the consistent delay by the government in paying premiums for the cover to the underwriting firms, investigation has revealed. Some operators who spoke with our correspondent said they had to comply with the 'no premium [] 
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