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Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 2 July, 2017.
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh Some Etisalat employees have begun seeking job opportunities in rival telecommunications companies after Hakeem Belo-Osagie resigned as its chairman on Friday, SUNDAY PUNCH has gathered. A reliable source at Etisalat told our correspondent on Saturday that the workers’ action was borne out of uncertainty in the company and fear of job loss. ‘The [] 

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Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Salihu is son of a founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum and Chairman, Northern Elders Council, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai. He speaks about his father’s life and career with TED ODOGWU Tell us briefly about yourself. I studied mass communication at Bayero University Kano. I also participated in an executive programme at the Harvard Kennedy [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Samsung Electronics said Sunday it would start selling a refurbished version of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone this week after an embarrassing recall over exploding batteries rocked the tech giant last year. The recall of millions of Galaxy Note 7 devices cost the worlds largest smartphone maker billions of dollars in lost profits and hammered [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Afeez Hanafi Angry residents went berserk in the early hours ofSunday, lynching three suspected members of Badoo cult in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos. It was learnt that the suspects were caught at about2amin an SUV and flagged down by the residents who were doing stop and search around Odogunyan junction. Our correspondent gathered that a big [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Boko Haram fighters have been found among refugees returning to northeast Nigeria from neighbouring Cameroon, the Borno State Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday. At least nine Boko Haram insurgents and 100 accomplices were identified among 920 Nigerian refugees who returned from Marwa in Cameroon on Wednesday, the agencys head, Ahmed Satomi told AFP. They [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Adelani Adepegba, Success Nwogu and Olaleye Aluko A pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has come down hard on South-West lawmakers for failing to prevent the reduction of the contract cost for the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project by the National Assembly. The group described the present crop of South-West lawmakers at the National Assembly as ‘the worst the Yoruba [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Tobi Aworinde A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress and former presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi, has condemned the nomination process of political parties in the country as corrupt and regressive. Utomi, a professor of political economy, told SUNDAY PUNCH in a telephone interview that the anti-corruption war remained an important project that every [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Fifty-year-old male identical twins, Taiwo and Kehinde Oluwafunso, married to identical twins, tell GBENGA ADENIJI and TOLUWANI ENIOLA the story of their lives Tell us about yourselves. Taiwo: I am Taiwo Johnson Oluwafunso, born at Papa Ajao, Mushin with my twin brother in the mid-sixties by an Ibadan man and a wonderful woman, Mrs. Celinah [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
ARUKAINO UMUKORO writes about the struggle for survival of babies born in public hospitals without incubators The humming sound of beeping machines was the proof of life inside the neonatal ward of the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo, Osun State capital. In the ward, preterm babies and newborns with birth complications were placed [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
A public relations expert, Mrs. Julleanne Oriakhi, tells ARUKAINO UMUKORO her story as a mother of twins who was also recently delivered of triplets Please introduce yourself. I work for an advertising agency as a brand analyst. I am a public relations practitioner married to a medical doctor, Abel Oriakhi. We got married on February [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Tony Okafor The burial rites of the author of the popular novel, ‘Eze goes to school’, Chief Onuora Nzekwu, took place in his Onitsha hometown, Anambra State, on Friday. He was 89. In his tribute, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State said Nzekwu was remarkable for his unequivocal endorsement of the universal principle of hard [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Adelani Adepegba and Gibson Achonu Over 3, 000 faithful of Ahiara Diocese of the Catholic Church on Saturday converged on the Mater Ecclesiae cathedral, Mbaise in Imo State for a rally to restate their total rejection of the embattled Bishop Peter Ebele Okpaleke. Okpaleke was anointed and consecrated bishop of the diocese by Pope Benedict [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
The lawyer standing for kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, has lost yet another case in court. Evans’ counsel, Olukoya Ogungbeje, was defeated on Friday, when Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos dismissed two fundamental rights applications filed by him, according to an online medium, NewsMakers. Ogungbeje had reportedly filed the [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
TOLUWANI ENIOLA examines the views of married couples on joint ownership of property Although Mr. Adeola Fagbemi, a Christian, understands the Bible verse which says, ‘And the two shall become one flesh’, he does not believe in owning property jointly with his wife. The trader, who has been married for five years, expressed reservations about [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
A retired livestock officer and centenarian, Pa Elelu Akanbi, shares his life experiences with SUCCESS NWOGU How do you feel that you are a centenarian’ It is quite unbelievable that I am alive to celebrate 100 years on earth. I thank Almighty Allah, the giver of long life, who sustained me till today. I was [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Niyi Odebode, Olusola Fabiyi, Eniola Akinkuotu and Godwin Isenyo Indications emerged on Saturday that the Presidency will not interfere or give special treatment in the ongoing anti-graft investigations of former senior government officials of the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Reliable sources in government told our newspaper over the weekend that the presidency will not order the [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Legal icon, Aare Afe Babalola, speaks on corruption and the Nigerian judiciary among other issues, in this interview with KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE What do you make of the National Judicial Council’s recall of judges accused of corrupt practices’ Well, we are governed by a Constitution and under the constitution, a man is presumed innocent until he [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Israeli ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert was freed from prison on Sunday after being granted parole in a corruption case that reduced his sentence by a third. Olmert, the countrys first former premier to serve jail time, did not speak to reporters when leaving the Maasiyahu prison in central Israel. Wearing a dark-coloured T-shirt, he was [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Gospel artiste and author, Righteousman Erhabor, and his wife, Carol, share their love story with BUKOLA BAKARE How did you meet’ Righteousman ‘ I met my wife at a recording studio in Benin City, Edo State. Carol: We met in Benin City several years ago. What were the sterling qualities that endeared the both of [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Ade Adesomoju The Federal Government is set to transmit to the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, over 3,000 pages of the records of the 21 months trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. The transmission of records of the trial to the Court [] 

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Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Olalekan Adetayo and Adelani Adepegba The medical vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari has prevented no less than 10 foreign ambassadors from resuming duties at their respective embassies in the country. Findings by SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday indicated that the envoys had been unable to present their letters of credence at the Presidential Villa due to [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Doctor Enivweru is a student of Russia National Research Nuclear University and a Nigerian Nuclear Initiative advocate. In this interview with STANLEY OPARA, he speaks on the entrepreneurial opportunities in food management. What prompted your interest in food management using nuclear technology’ Eight Millennium Development Goals have been adopted by the international community as a [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
A consultant physician with the Carolina Health Care System, Lincolnton, North Carolina, US, who is also the Medical Director, Sleep Medix, Nigeria Limited, Lagos, Dr. Don Ogu, discusses insomnia and the way out of it with ARUKAINO UMUKORO What is insomnia’ By definition, insomnia is the difficulty in initiating or maintaining sleep. In general, insomnia [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Caleb University, Prof. Segun Ajibola, shares his fatherhood journey with TOLUWANI ENIOLA How would you define fatherhood’ Fatherhood entails bringing a child to the world through the process of procreation to be a responsible person in the community. The father has the responsibility to [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
A Portuguese, Ricardo Amncio, tells BAYO AKINLOYE what thrills him about Nigeria Where are you from’ I’m from Portugal, Setbal; for reference, it is the city in which the great Rashidi Yekini revealed himself as a football star. What do you do’ I work for a multinational company headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal. My job consists [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Onuora Onianwa onuora.onianwa@gmail.com As I write this article, I am preparing for my dad’s burial. He passed away recently and by the time you read this, his remains would have been laid to rest for two days. My dad was a great man and led a good life, so as painful as this is, I [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Not all relationships lead to marriage. If your partner is exhibiting any of these behaviours, then it is unlikely that he/she is still interested in the relationship and wants to break up with you, writes JOY MARCUS Avoidance Some people find it difficult to tell their partner they want to breakup. Instead, they choose to [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Bukola Bakare Window blinds make a room come alive ‘ but only when chosen correctly. With so many decisions, narrow down the options using these suggestions Look at what the room needs Before you start shopping for window blinds, the functional aspects of any room in your home need to be tackled first. It’s about [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Hip hop artiste, Mayowa Adewale, aka Mayorkun, visited Egypt recently. He shares some highlights of his trip with BUKOLA BAKARE What prompted you to travel to Egypt’ I visited Egypt in February 2017, and I went there for a show. I arrived in the country two days before the commencement of the event I was [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Former schoolteacher Jeff Horn stunned world champion Manny Pacquiao to win the World Boxing Organisation welterweight crown with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane on Sunday. Given no chance by most observers, the 29-year-old Horns ultra-aggressive style proved too much for Pacquiao, with the three judges scoring the fight 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 to the [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Basketball’s governing body on the continent, International Basketball Federation Africa (FIBA Africa), has confirmed that Tunisia and Senegal will jointly host this year’s FIBA AfroBasket. The AfroBasket will hold from Sept. 8 to Sept. 16. According to a statement by the sports body, the 16 participating teams will be divided into four groups of four [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Former schoolteacher Jeff Horn stunned world champion Manny Pacquiao to win the World Boxing Organisation welterweight crown with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane on Sunday. Given no chance by most observers, the 29-year-old Horns ultra-aggressive style proved too much for Pacquiao, with the three judges scoring the fight 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 to the [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Following the country’s celebration of Democracy Day, BAYO AKINLOYE examines some items politicians usually distribute as dividends of democracy to their supporters before, during and after elections I come think about this demo-crazy. Democrazy. Crazy demo; demonstration of craze ‘ crazy demonstration. Poor man dey cry, rich man dey mess ‘ demo-crazy, democrazy. Crazy demo; [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
The House of Representatives member representing Amuwo/Odofin Federal Constituency, Lagos State, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Oghene Emma-Ego, shares his legislative experience with JOHN AMEH You have many motions to your credit. What is the motivation’ I want to do my job well; I want to serve the people. As a lawmaker, [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
THE bizarre act of diverting food and other relief materials meant for internally displaced persons in the North-East, as revealed by the office of the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is the height of callousness and indifference to the plight of these unfortunate victims of senseless bloodletting by Islamist jihadists. It is evidence, yet again, of [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The aviation sector needs to contribute immensely to the economy and improve from its present 0.4 per cent to a very significant figure, the Airline Operators of Nigeria has said. The AON said that despite the potential of the industry and its ability to create about 200,000 direct and indirect jobs for the [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee shared a total sum of N2.27tn among the three tiers of government in the first five months of this year. An analysis of the FAAC distribution by our correspondent in Abuja on Friday also showed that the N2.27tn distributed between January and May this year represented an increase [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh Nigerians, according to a survey conducted by a team of market monitors, are already adopting solar and inverter technologies in large numbers. A renewable energy expert and Managing Director, Cloud Energy Photoelectric Limited, Theophilus Nweke, said, ‘Available statistics indicate that the country will surpass Africa’s renewable energy target by 2020. ‘More young and [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim The country’s electricity grid has already collapsed 14 times since the beginning of this year, according to documents obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria. Findings showed that power generation remained unstable in the second quarter of the year, rising above 4,000 megawatts and crashing to around 2,000MW on different occasions. The grid [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. (CFA) A number of reports have put African mobile subscribers at about one billion. This is huge by every stretch of the imagination. Yes, all across Africa are a number of challenges but alongside are also opportunities owing to the youthful, growing populations that are becoming connected in droves. Suddenly, more [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
The Managing Director of Binatone Nigeria, Prasun Banerjee, talks about his brand and the new innovations targeted at the heart of the Nigerian consumers in this interview with Anna Okon Although a big player in the electronics sector, Binatone is facing competition from new brands springing up regularly; how are you coping’ Competition will always [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Anna Okon Nigeria’s decision to export yam to Europe has been received with mixed reactions from analysts and stakeholders in the export sector. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, had announced that 72 metric tonnes of yam were ready for export to the United Kingdom and the United States of America. [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
In this piece, IFEANYI ONUBA examines some of the issues affecting the take-off of the national budget on January 1 and what could be done to address the anomaly Two weeks ago, Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, signed the 2017 budget into law, six months after it was presented to both chambers of the National Assembly [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Ife Ogunfuwa Between January 2015 and September 2016, corporate organisations in the country reported 2,505 cases of occupational accidents/injuries, data from the National Social Insurance Trust Fund showed. The NSITF data indicated that six per cent of the reported cases were fatal, with some leading to permanent disabilities for the victims. Further analysis showed that [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Diego Maradona still loves Lionel Messi despite admitting that his invitation to the Barcelona star’s wedding must have been ‘lost somewhere’. The Argentine icon was among those left off the guest list for a star-studded event in Rosario on Friday. Messi did bring along several of his Barca team-mates and international colleagues to celebrate the [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
La Liga’s Managing Director, International Department, Vicente Casado, talks about Spain’s plans for football development in Nigeria, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barca and more in this interview with ‘Tana Aiyejina You recently signed a partnership deal with Legacy Sports. How beneficial is this going to be for the parties involved’ There will be a lot of benefits [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Tana Aiyejina Former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles star Terry Envoh believes his injury woes are over after two years out from the game due to a persistent hip injury. The 24-year-old first suffered a horrible hip injury in 2014 and missed the entire 2015 season through a hip impingement injury. Ever since, the exciting [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Tana Aiyejina The CAF Confederation Cup Group A clash against Tunisia’s Club Africain at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, presents the perfect stage for Rivers United to consolidate their quest for a place in the knockout stage on match day five. Placed in a tricky group where all four clubs have six points each, [] 
Sun, 02 Jul 2017
European champions Portugal will have to make do without captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they seek the consolation of a third-place finish in Sunday’s Conderations Cup play-off against Mexico. The Real Madrid star was excused from the squad following Wednesday’s penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the semi-finals, returning home to meet his newborn twins. The [] 

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