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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [28 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 28 November, 2017.

Tue, 28 Nov 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma; and the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to work with state governors to ensure the payment of outstanding Paris Club refund before the end of the year.

The President was said to have urged the governors to utilise the money to clear salary arrears they owed their workers before Christmas.

The governors had earlier received 50 per cent of the refund, leaving a balance of 50 per cent which Buhari directed its payment on Monday.

The President was said to have given the directive at a meeting he had with state governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to information posted on one of the Presidency’s Twitter handles – @NGRPresident – the meeting featured discussions on the nation’s economy, workers’ welfare, as well as federal-state relations, among others.

“President @MBuhari has directed the Ministers of @FinMinNigeria and Budget & National Planning and Governor @cenbank to commence negotiations with the Governors’ Forum to enable payment of outstanding Paris & London Club refunds before the end of the year,” the information read.

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The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, and the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, confirmed the development to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

Okorocha said the President, at the meeting, expressed the need to ensure that every Nigerian, especially workers, had a beautiful Christmas.
 
He stated, “We are looking at getting the balance of Paris Club refund.

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
There was heavy security presence at the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Abuja on Monday as physically challenged persons besieged the oil firm to stage a protest.

It was gathered that the protesters were members of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Delta State Chapter, who demanded that the NNPC should fulfil its promise of providing jobs for physically challenged people.


 
The protesters, who were more than 50 in number, displayed various placards in front of the headquarters of the corporation, a development that made security operatives from the Department of State Services, the police and the Nigerian Army to block the section of the dual carriage road that directly leads into the oil firm.

A riot police tank was used to block the particular section of the road that leads into the corporation, while several pick-up trucks with fully armed security personnel in them were strategically located close to the venue where the protesters staged their protest.

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Many security officers were also on ground and they barricaded the protesters from gaining entry into the national oil firm.

It was gathered that senior members of the association were later invited into the corporation for a meeting.

The physically challenged protesters stayed in front of the oil firm for several hours. Some of them moved about using their crutches and wheelchairs, while others crawled on the floor as they demanded for job opportunities at the corporation.

“We are tired of the many promises of the NNPC management when it comes to providing us with jobs. We were here some months ago and they promised us, but since that time in April, nothing has been done,” one of the protesters, who simply identified himself as Austin, said.

The association’s Chairman, Isaac Obruche, and some executive members of the group were said to have met with senior officials of the NNPC.

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
says govt committed to safety of residents, investors Sesan Olufowobi and Afeez Hanafi THE Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has commended religious leaders for upholding religious tolerance and complementing governments efforts in offering services to the people in such areas as free medical care and shelter. Ambode, who said this on Monday at the Lagos [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption said on Monday that it was not against the judiciary and the legal profession but was furious with a few judges and lawyers sabotaging the Federal Governments anti-corruption fight. Speaking on behalf of PACAC in Abuja, a member of the committee, Prof. Femi [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri There was confusion on Monday at Orji, a suburb of Owerri, the Imo State capital, after a gas plant exploded and killed four persons. The deaths occurred just three days after a truck, laden with diesel, rammed into an 18-seater bus on the Umuaka bridge on the Owerri-Orlu expressway, where 19 persons [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, will on Wednesday present the 2018 budget estimate to the state House of Assembly for consideration and passage. Obaseki made this known on Monday in a letter presented to the House seeking its approval. The letter, containing the governors request, was dated November 17 and [] 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the nations minimum wage should be anchored on social justice and equity. He said the government must aim to go above the basic social protection floor for all Nigerian workers based on the ability of each tier of government to pay. Buhari said this while inaugurating [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The National Judicial Council is about to conclude its plan to nominate to President Muhammadu Buhari 14 Justices for appointment to the Court of Appeal bench, our correspondent learnt on Monday. It was learnt that the nominees are to replace the vacancies on the courts bench caused by death, elevation to the [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Controller-General of Prisons, Jafaru Ahmed, has approved the recommendation of the Zonal Disciplinary Committee for the dismissal of eight prison officers for professional misconduct. The eight officers were found guilty of trafficking prohibited items such as mobile phones, Indian hemp and other narcotics into the prison yards for inmates according to [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Apetumodu of Ipetumodu in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba James Adedokun Adegoke, is dead. Oba Adegoke died in his palace in Ipetumodu at the age of 80. Our correspondent gathered on Monday morning that the monarch died at about 1.10pm on Sunday. One of the relatives of [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Friday Olokor, Jos Despite surplus food in the world, Africa loses $25bn every year to malnutrition, the President of the African Development Bank and former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said. A statement issued on Monday by the Communications Officer of Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, Lilian Ajah-mong, said Adesina made the observations in [] 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele and Oladimeji Ramon The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has criticised human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), over the allegation by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), linking the lawyer to a N1bn property on Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja. Fayose said it was embarrassing, shameful, disgraceful that [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Federal Government has said the war against corruption remains the toughest of all the three cardinal issues that it campaigned with before the conduct of the 2015 general elections. The other two cardinal points are revamping of the economy and tackling insecurity. It, therefore, called on the media to stop mocking [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja An acclaimed whistle-blower, Abdulmunmini Musa, who allegedly disclosed the information leading to the recovery of the sum of $43.4m, N23.3m and 27,800 Euros from Flat 7 Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos State, has filed a suit demanding payment of whistle-blowing fee on the recovery. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Federal Ministry [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Two of Canadas leading newspaper groups, Postmedia and Torstar, announced Monday a swap of 41 newspapers 34 of which will be shut down. No money was exchanged in the transaction, and both companies were left on the hook for nearly 300 laid off employees severance pay. The deal saw Postmedia, which owns dailies in [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Zimbabwes President Emmerson Mnangagwa three days after his inauguration has dissolved the cabinet of his predecessor Robert Mugabe, who resigned after the military took control of the country, a senior government official said Monday. Mnangagwa is in the process of putting together a new team of cabinet ministers, Misheck Sibanda, the chief secretary to the [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has begun investigation into alleged extortion of passport applicants at Nigerian High Commission in the UK. Spokesman of the NIS, Mr Sunday James, said this in a statement on Monday. James, who said the agencys attention had been drawn to a viral video of some Nigerians protesting against the [] 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Irans government paid tribute Monday to one of the countrys wrestlers who threw an international bout when he was ahead because winning would have meant fighting an opponent from Israel. The Islamic republic does not recognise the Jewish state, placing it in the same Great Satan category as the United States, and forbids its sportsmen [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
A Gambian military court on Monday charged 10 soldiers with treason and mutiny for plotting to overthrow the countrys newly elected government in July, and two more with helping a sergeant evade arrest. Elements of The Gambias armed forces are known to have maintained support for former president Yahya Jammeh following his ouster from power [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has presented certificates of return to Oluwafemi Aderibigbe and Segun Olamoyegun of the Accord Party as respective councillors of Ward F and Ward H of the Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area of the state. LASIEC said the development was in compliance with the ruling of the [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna A former member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Jerry Gana, said on Monday in Kaduna, that Nigerians were waiting for the party to bounce back in 2019. Gana stated this while he led one of the aspirants of the National Chairman of the party, Prof. Tunde [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Tony Okafor, Awka Emeka Ojukwu,Jnr, the son of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu, on Monday said he would not return to the All Progressive Grand Alliance. Ojukwu dumped APGA for the All Progressives Congress on 15th November, 2017 during President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Anambra State for the grand finale campaign of the [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Olalekan Adetayo and Success Nwogu President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sympathised with the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, over the exit of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the party. Buhari chose the venue of the inauguration of the Ama Pepple-led National Minimum Wage Committee to convey his sympathy to [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
DAYS after an early morning bomb attack on a mosque in Mubi, the bewildered Adamawa State community has yet to overcome its grief. The Boko Haram attack was primed for maximum impact. As worshippers trooped into the mosque for the dawn fajr prayer, the young suicide bomber, whom the police estimated to be [] 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The Federal Inland Revenue Service on Monday shut down tax-defaulting companies in Lagos and Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. This came barely 24 hours after the Federal Government made known its plan to write hundreds of prominent Nigerians about their tax status. Those affected by the enforcement exercise led by Mrs. Anita [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Union Bank Learning Academy has been awarded full accreditation status by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. The lender said the development was in recognition of its compliance with regulatory standards and best practices. This, it said, underscored its commitment to the development of its employees as outlined in its employee value proposition, a [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Nigerian economy attracted a total investment inflow of $4.14bn in the third quarter of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics has said. The NBS, in its capital importation report, which was released on Monday, said the investment inflow in the third quarter was a significant improvement over the $1.79bn and [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Tayo Oke drtayooke@gmail.com This week, I propose to use one of financial markets tried and tested logic to explain an intractable problem of honour in our public life on the continent of Africa. I know enough about African affairs to understand that it is a continent-wide phenomenon that defies explanation until now. The problem, [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission has inaugurated a centre for the financial appraisal of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises by local and foreign investors. The facility, which is described as the 'Centre of excellence,' is equipped with a software that will assist Nigerian entrepreneurs in presenting bankable projects for better access to [] 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Niyi Akinnaso Semiotics, the systematic study of communicative signs, is a veritable tool for political analysis. It is particularly useful in analysing electoral politics, because it allows us to analyse different types of signs, unravel hidden and official scripts, and clarify the said and the unsaid. When applied to the recently concluded governorship election in [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The FCMB Group Plc has completed the acquisition of an additional 60 per cent equity stake in Legacy Pension Managers Limited. The acquisition, which increased the holding company's interest in the company from 28.2 per cent to 88.2 per cent, was concluded at the completion board meeting of Legacy Pension last Tuesday, the firm said [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Ololade Ajekigbe A young man is allegedly stabbed to death by his wife on suspicion of infidelity, and there is silence in the land. Unsettling silence, apart from the usual run-of-the-mill reportage by the media and a smattering of social media posts from individuals. There hasnt been any outcry over the shocking circumstances that led [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
No going back on 41 prohibited items ' CBN John Ameh, Abuja The Federal Government on Monday gave details of the adjustments it made to the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, explaining that they were incorporated in the 2018 budget proposal presented to the National Assembly on November 7 by President Muhammadu [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The economic challenges in the country made the level of non-performing loans in the Deposit Money Banks to rise by 50 per cent from N1.639tn in December 2016 to N2.424tn by September this year, according to the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation data. The CBN's non-performing loans ratio in the banking industry is five [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Azuka Onwuka Last weeks exit of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme, was another opportunity for many Nigerians to say wonderful things about him. He was praised for his depth of education, versatility of ideas, his integrity, patriotism, loyalty and consistency. Ekwueme had bachelors degree in architecture and city planning from the [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Although there are no magic tricks to make you into an instant millionaire, there are a few ways you can become more organised and change your habits to help build up your savings account in no time. No matter how much debt you have or how little money you make, financial freedom is attainable for [] 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Some African countries, like Nigeria, have doubtful national records. It has nothing to do with a certain phobia for right figures. Largely, for the fact of being politically and morally unwilling, to respect the sanctity of facts and figures. Nigeria, for instance, has not come up for many decades with clean, reliable census records that [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Foreigners are currently taking over Nigeria's agricultural sector as a result of the excessively high interest rates being demanded from indigenous agriculturists by Deposit Money Banks, the Federal Government has said. It also stated that the production and sale of crude oil could not salvage the country's fragile economy, adding that revenue [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Chief Imam Taofeek Sanni,Trade Fair Complex Central Mosque, Lagos State, +2347066978: Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has defected from the All Progressives Congress, apparently in readiness for the 2019 presidential election. He has moved back and forth, like the pendulum, in the (mis)fortune of seeking political office in different parties. Atiku makes an encyclopaedia on [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Anna Okon The Nigerian Ship Owners Association has urged the Federal Government to intervene in the delayed disbursement of the over $100m Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund. The fund, set up to reinvigorate the indigenous shipping sub-sector, is currently warehoused by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and has been growing in the last 14 [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Stanley Opara Losses in banking stocks, on Monday, led to the Nigerian equities market losing N37bn at the close of trading. The market's negative performance was largely attributed to losses in Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc and Access Bank Plc by 4.7 per cent, one per cent, three per [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Stanley Opara Bullish sentiments characterised the secondary market for Treasury bills on Monday as the average T-bills yield declined by 0.10 per cent to close at 17.05 per cent. All tenors witnessed yield declines save for the six-month tenor which recorded yield advancement of 0.11 per cent at the close of trades. The one-month, three-month, [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
South Africa's biggest consumer foods maker, Tiger Brands, on Monday reported a 1.6 per cent rise in full-year profit as it refocuses on its home market after a costly foray into the rest of Africa. Tiger Brands, which makes bread, breakfast cereals and energy drinks, started a strategic review under new chief executive, Lawrence MacDougall, [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Stanley Opara Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc says it is projecting to grow its profit to N2.62bn from N847.87m between 2018 and 2022, representing a 209 per cent profit appreciation within five years. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Colm Doyle, said this at the facts behind the listing of the company [] 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
After the success of the 2017 edition of the international trade fair for construction machinery, mining and building material machines, tagged ConMin West Africa, Nigeria is set to host the 2018 edition, according to a statement by the organisers. According to the statement, the ConMin West Africa 2018 will take place in Abuja between May [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
United Capital Plc has won five awards at the PEARL Nigeria Awards. The firm also received the overall highest award 'The PEARL', beating AIICO Insurance Plc and Total Nigeria Plc. United Capital said the awards were based on its outstanding operational and stock performance in 2016. According to a statement by the company, the awards [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Samson Folarin A bank worker, Olaoluwa Adejo, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for the death of his 28-year-old wife, Maureen, at their home on Peluola Street, Oworonshoki, in the Bariga area of the state. The 32-year-old Lagos indigene was alleged to have tortured his wife of five years with a belt, [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma,Owerri There was pandemonium on Monday at Orji, a suburb town in Owerri, the Imo State capital, after a gas plant exploded, killing four persons. The tragedy occured just three days after a truck, laden with diesel, rammed into an 18-seater bus at the Umuaka bridge end of the Owerri-Orlu Expressway. About 19 people [] 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Afeez Hanafi Three runaway pupils of Wisdom Child International School, Borokiri, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have reported themselves to the police. The pupils Naomi, Faith and Sarah allegedly told the police that they ran away as a result of maltreatment they went through in the hands of their stepmother. PUNCH Metro learnt that [] 

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