NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 5th December, 2017.


Tue, 05 Dec 2017

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar will visit the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abuja, on Tuesday (today), The PUNCH learnt on Monday night.

His visit is coming two days after he returned to the party which he left in 2014.
 
The Convention Planning Committee of the party, set up to organise the elective national convention coming up on Saturday in Abuja, has banned the display of campaign posters of any presidential aspirants at the Eagle Square venue of the convention.

The committee, headed by the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, also barred the supporters of the presidential contenders from the venue on Saturday.

Atiku had resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress about a week ago, claiming that the ruling party had deviated from its promises to Nigeria.

Besides, he accused the leadership of the party of not carrying its members along in decision-making.

Investigations by our correspondent showed that members of the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, had been informed of Atiku’s visit.

Authoritative sources said the former vice-president requested to meet with the caretaker committee in order to ensure his return to the party was without hitches.

Tue, 05 Dec 2017

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state.

He charged them to prove their worth in the service of the state and her people. One of the commissioners sworn in by the governor is his biological sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha). She is now the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.
 
Ololo, who is married to Chuks, an engineer, was the All Progressives Congress’ candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri Federal Constituency seat in 2015 and she has served in various capacities since Okorocha became the state governor in 2011.

She had, before her new appointment, served as her brother’s Deputy Chief of Staff  and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters.

Swearing in the  new commissioners and the Transition Committee Chairmen on Monday at the Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri, the governor charged them to leave their marks in their respective ministries and local governments.

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
There was joy at the arrival terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday as family members and well-wishers gathered to receive Ali Ahmadu, a six-year-old boy from Chibok in Borno State, who was left paralysed by Boko Haram insurgents.

About three months ago, Ahmadu was flown to Dubai for a corrective spinal cord surgery after he was overrun by insurgents’ motorcycles when they invaded Chibok community in April 2014.
 
But on stepping out of the arrival terminal, Ahmadu, who was being moved around on a wheelchair some months ago at the airport, ran to the waiting arms of his uncle, who hugged him.

It was gathered that Dickens Sanomi Foundation, a charity organisation based in Abuja, paid $48,000 for Ahmadu’s medical trip after the Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care organised a fund raiser for the child’s corrective surgery.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Federal Government has commenced discussions with the government of the United Kingdom on infrastructural support for aviation security and the return of Arik Air to the London route.

It was gathered that the Federal Government was also discussing with the Kano State Government the reasons why international carriers like Emirates, Turkish Airlines and KLM, among others, stopped flying to the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.
 
This is coming as the government reiterated that it must fulfil its campaign promise of establishing a national carrier that will be private sector driven, adding that it was working hard to return Arik Air to the London route.

In February this year, Arik announced the suspension of its international flight operations to London and South Africa, and stated that it would focus on the domestic and West African routes.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday admitted in evidence three extrajudicial statements made by an ex-Administrative Secretary with the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr. Christian Nwosu. Nwosu is being tried for allegedly taking a bribe of N30m to compromise the 2015 general elections. In the course of his trial before Justice [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja said on Monday that he had the power to set aside the subpoena inviting former President Goodluck Jonathan to testify on behalf of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, if it continued to constitute delay in [] 


Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt THE Rivers State House of Assembly has suspended the lawmaker representing Ikwerre State Constituency, Mr. Azubuike Wanjoku. But the former Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Leyii Kwanee, described Wanjokus suspension as a sad day for democracy in the state. Wanjoku, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, was [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Federal Ministry of Health says at least 250,000 new cases of cancer are recorded yearly in Nigeria. In a bid to curb the menace, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday, announced a nationwide screening of common cancers particularly cancer of the cervix, breast and prostate. Adewole said this [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Olusola Fabiyi and Peter Dada The Federal Government has assured Nigerians and foreigners that adequate security measures have been put in place to stop any terror attack in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and in any part of the country. It said there was no cause for alarm despite the latest travel advisories by some [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Tony Okafor, Awka The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra on Monday asked President Muhammadu Buhari; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and others nursing presidential ambition in 2019 to perish their thoughts, saying Nigeria would disintegrate before then. In a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State by the [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Femi Makinde, Osogbo A former Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Dr. Fassy Yusuf, has berated members of the National Assembly for refusing to disclose their salaries and allowances to members of the public. Yusuf also scored the Presidency low for not disclosing the ailment which President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom to [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Pollution is the worlds biggest killer and governments and businesses must do more to reduce it, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, Erik Solheim, has said. Thirteen million people die from pollution; that makes pollution the biggest killer on the planet and we need to reduce it, Solheim said on Monday at the [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Monday, issued a bench warrant against a former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, and his ex-aide, Sunday Anyaogu, with whom he was charged with an alleged fraud of N5.3bn. Justice Chuka Obiozor ordered the arrest of the ex-governor and Anyaogu for failing to appear in [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, says the state government has been losing between N3bn and N5bn to illegal revenue collectors operating across the state. He said this on Monday while marking the commencement of a policy to eradicate duplicity of haulage revenue collection held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim and Hindi Livinus, Yola The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed attacks by rampaging Fulani militia on Dong and Lawura villages in the Demsa Local Government Area of the state. They torched many buildings, scores were reportedly killed while many others fled the communities. Although some residents fleeing the attacks claimed that a [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission on Monday detained the suspended Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, for about four hours before releasing him on administrative bail. It was learnt that Gwarzo, who is also being probed by a panel set up by the [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Afeez Hanafi The Head of Service of Lagos State, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye, has advised workers, especially those in manufacturing sector to fully comply with safety measures to prevent loss of lives and property. The HoS stated that the Akinwunmi Ambode administration would continue to put structures and programmes in place to ensure that Lagosians go [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District at the Senate, Gbenga Ashafa, has urged Lagos residents to be united and committed towards ensuring that the state remains a role model in governance. Ashafa stated this on Monday at the General Assembly of the All Progressives Congress (Lagos East) in Ikorodu. He said, [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government said on Monday that the rights of consumers in the state would no longer be taken for granted with the establishment of the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency. The government in a statement expressed the confidence that the agency would ensure speedy redress of consumer complaints, adding that to [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure. The court stayed a lower courts October ruling that had blocked implementation of the ban on visitors from Chad, Syria, [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Democratic leaders of the House and Senate agreed on Monday to meet with US President Donald Trump later in the week to discuss pressing issues and avert a potential government shutdown. We are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open, [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Tens of thousands of Cubans held up portraits of Fidel Castro and waved flags as they marched to the revolutionary leaders tomb on Monday to mark a year since his funeral. State television said 250,000 schoolchildren, students and workers many of them chanting I am Fidel marched from the center of Santiago de [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
EVIDENCE that method is grossly lacking in national planning has again been show-cased in the revelation that a majority of Nigerias dams are lying fallow. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has expressed concern about this tragedy. It should not be his worry alone, but that of all who appreciate the significance [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Oladimeji Ramon One of the leading contenders for the national chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, has pledged to unite all rival groups within the party across the country and enthrone peace and harmony if elected. He made the promise while addressing Ogun State delegates for the national convention of the [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Gbenga Adeniji One of the contenders for the office of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has promised the party's state chapters that they will enjoy the freedom to decide their candidates for positions if voted in. Secondus, who stated this on Sunday when he canvassed for votes from the leadership [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Court of Appeal, Ado Ekiti, on Monday stayed the execution of the judgement of the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, recognising the Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe-led South-West zonal executive of the Peoples Democratic Party. The appellate court also stayed the execution of the judgement restraining Dr. Eddy Olafeso-led South-West Zonal exco [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Abiodun Doherty The process of buying a property has many different parts but perhaps the most important of the initial steps is making an offer that is acceptable to the seller and excites the buyer. Determining the price to offer and eventually pay for a property is an art in itself. It involves a combination [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh Nigeria has just exited a recession and everyone is seeking to do something to survive. The government and the people need money; they also need hope-the hope of a better tomorrow. Findings from studies show that many young Nigerians have taken to the lottery business to empower themselves again, after the country survived [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Feyisayo Popoola Jumia Nigeria has announced that its 2017 Black Friday festival recorded its highest figures ever since the introduction of the event in Nigeria in 2013. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer, Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah, stated that the Black Friday festival, held in partnership with Intel, Pampers, Infinix, [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Oyetunji Abioye with agency report The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday weakened the naira marginally, selling dollars at 307 for the first time on the official interbank market. Foreign exchange traders said the development signalled a gradual move to merge the regulator's multiple exchange rates. According to a Reuters report, the country's convoluted exchange [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The President/Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Mr. Cyril Ede, says government at all levels need more tax professionals to generate sufficient revenue to execute their budget and developmental projects. Ede listed some of the fiscal challenges facing governments and insisted the time was up for the deployment of more tax professionals. [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Stanley Opara Equities, on Monday, closed in the green as the Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation appreciated by N11bn. A total of 500.192 million shares worth N6.356bn exchanged hands in 4,966 deals. The All-Share Index closed the trading day at 37,974.58 basis points, adding 8bps to open the week in the green. This marked the [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Federal Government has commenced moves to conserve the country's foreign exchange and boost the growth of the Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises with the launch of a campaign aimed at driving the patronage of Made-in-Nigeria goods and services. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this was in line with the [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Oyetunji Abioye Barely one month after one of the global rating agencies, Moody's Investors Service, downgraded Nigeria's sovereign debt rating, the agency has said the country's balance sheet remains exposed to further shocks. Moody's had on November 8 downgraded Nigeria's long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt rating to 'B2' from 'B1'. The Federal Government, however, [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Femi Asu and Okechukwu Nnodim After more than a year of relief from fuel scarcity in the country, filling stations in some parts of Lagos experienced queues on Monday, while some refused to sell Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, to motorists. The pockets of fuel queues in Lagos emerged few days after the [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate Committee on Local Content has said that Nigeria may not benefit from its investment in the $16bn deep-sea offshore Egina oil project being executed by Total Upstream Nigeria Limited and other sub-contractors. The Senate panel gave the firm one week to supply detailed information on the Nigerian content in the [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi United States carrier, Delta Airlines, says it no longer has challenges repatriating funds from ticket sales from Nigeria. The airline is currently the only US carrier operating nonstop flights between Nigeria and the United States, others having left when it became difficult for foreign airlines to repatriate funds due to scarcity of forex. [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Transcorp Hilton Abuja has emerged the winner of two 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Best Luxury Contemporary Hotel (Nigeria) and Best Luxury City Hotel (West and Central Africa) categories. The five-star hotel was honoured with the prestigious awards at a gala hosted by the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz in Switzerland on Saturday, according [] 


Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government is planning to set up a world-class laboratory that will have the capacity to test for Aflatoxins contamination, moisture content and some microbiology parameters necessary for agricultural produce to be exported out of the country. The move is part of measures to reduce the rejection rate of products exported [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh Pricewaterhouse Coopers says its data academy, the first in Nigeria, will help the country begin the export of labour by equipping people with enough skills in data analytics. The company said on Monday that the first academic session at the academy would commence on January 28, 2018 and would run throughout the year. [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
As an entrepreneur, you can make the most of your relationship with your bank. There are many factors involved in being a successful entrepreneur, but undoubtedly, maintaining good relationships is one of the most essential. While all the relationships that you build as an entrepreneur are important, you should be sure to pay special attention [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Stanley Opara Access Bank Plc has announced its new five-year strategy with an ambitious plan to become Africa's gateway to the world. The full service commercial bank with headquarters in Nigeria and operations across sub-Saharan Africa, the United Kingdom, Asia and the Middle East, disclosed this when it visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Monday [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
KUBRAT Pulev's promoter has said his fighter is still keen on fighting IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, The Sun reports. Bulgarian Pulev pulled out of his scheduled bout with Joshua in October with a shoulder injury just 11 days before the fight. But he still wants a shot at the world title, [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Niyi Akinnaso A few facts about Africa and Black Africans are worth highlighting at the outset in order to appreciate the big question I am about to ask. First, there are nearly one billion Black people currently living in Africa and nearly as many Blacks living in other parts of the world. It is estimated [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Tayo Oke The suspension of the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Mounir H. Gwarzo, announced by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, last week, might have been considered a routine exercise if not for the fact that the SEC is the ultimate regulator of Nigerias financial industry. In other words, it [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Sunday Saanu The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, came in at a very turbulent time; at a time when the country was about to experience economic recession. Obviously, the climate was quite inclement, but as a good sailor is known only in tumultuous current of air, Olayinka appears to [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Azuka Onwuka Many Nigerians may not know some state governors, but it is hard to find a politically conscious Nigerian who does not know Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State. Positively or negatively, Okorocha is always in the news. The most interesting thing about Okorocha is that he seems unperturbed about whatever negative thing is [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Babafunso Sonaiya The editorial of The PUNCH on Thursday, November 30, 2017 refers. The claim of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association that anti-grazing laws are to destroy our means of livelihood should be viewed in the proper context. The reality is that the Fulani and the 14 other ethnic groups engaged in cattle herding in [] 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Some time ago, 26 coffins bearing the remains of some Nigerian women lay in state in a seashore at a cemetery in southern Italy where a bishop and Imam led prayers for all the female victims. According to an online news portal, INFORMATION NIGERIA, the Mediterranean Sea claimed the lives of 60 other lives in [] 
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