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Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 22 July, 2017.


Sat, 22 Jul 2017
The run-up to the chairmanship and councillorship elections in Lagos State today (Saturday) has been full of drama and violence, GBENRO ADEOYE writes Unlike presidential and governorship elections, chairmanship and councillorship polls are relatively without drama. Even the public attention attracted by such elections is nothing compared to the awareness other elections generate among the [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Oyetunji Abioye The reports of the investigations into the air crashes involving Associated Airlines, Nigerian Police Force helicopter that crashed in Kaduna, and four other accidents will be released in October, the Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau, Mr. Akin Olateru, has said. An Associated Airline plane conveying the corpse of a former Governor of Ondo State, [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Justice A. T. Mohammed of The Federal High Court, Abeokuta Division, Ogun State, has granted an injunction against Gateway Portland Cement Limited and Dr. Olumuyiwa Odegbami on the application of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria. Consequent upon the court order, AMCON said its receiver, Mr. Charles Adeogun-Phillips, had formally taken possession of Gateway Portland [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Oyetunji Abioye and Okechukwu Nnodim The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Friday reacted to reports that it colluded with some banks to prevent the remittance of $793.2m into the Treasury Single Account as directed by the Federal Government. Its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement issued in Abuja, stated [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
The Federal Inland Revenue Service on Friday continued its crackdown on tax-defaulting companies in Abuja. The FIRS enforcement team, led by Zubairu Usman, sealed off the offices of Dayak Nigeria Limited, located at Idu Industrial Layout in Area One part of the city, according to a statement. The company allegedly has a Value Added Tax [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has taken possession of Gateway Portland Cement Ltd., factories over debt of nearly three billion naira. The corporation in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday, said that the possession followed an injunction against Gateway Portland Cement granted by the Federal High Court Abeokuta Division, Ogun State. The statement [] 

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Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin Many top sports enthusiasts and residents in Kwara State have decried the dilapidated state of the Indoor Sports Hall of the Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin. They therefore, have mounted pressure on the state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, to match his promises with action so that the indoor hall would be renovated before [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, in an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, has categorically ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo away from the Santiago Bernabeu. Speculation has mounted over Ronaldo’s future ‘with links to former club Manchester United and French champions Paris Saint-Germain surfacing ‘ amid reports he would consider walking out on Real [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Tana Aiyejina The Nigeria Women Football League has condemned the ugly incidents at two match venues in Nembe and Fufore on Wednesday and has promised to investigate the causes and bring the culprits to book. Sunshine Queens’ goalkeeper Elizabeth Johnson suffered a bloodied nose after she was attacked by unidentified fans in the Akure side’s [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Properties worth millions of naira were on Friday thrown out of offices in Calabar as a court bailiff carried out an eviction order in the Cross River State Office of the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. Apart from properties, at least 40 workers were also ejected from their offices in the [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Niger Delta Development Commission said it had approved N2 billion for the renovation of schools in the Niger Delta region in line with the 2017 budget. NDDC Managing Director, Mr. Nsima Ekere, disclosed this on Friday when members of the executive of the Regina Coeli College, Essene, Old Boys Association, [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri fter spending five nights in the hands of her abductors, a 73-year-old woman simply identified as Eunice has been rescued by men of the Imo State Police Command. One of the alleged kidnappers was arrested. A police source, who pleaded anonymity told Southern City News at the headquarters of the command in [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt A notorious armed robber suspect in Rivers State, Ogadinma Amadi, has said that he became an unrepentant criminal because he was looking for money for the treatment of his mother currently suffering from stroke. Amadi, who spoke with Southern City News when he was paraded at the Police Division in Rumuolumeni, [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Eric Dumo A clergyman in Delta State, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin, of the Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, on Friday incurred the wrath of many Nigerians after a video of him asking a woman to move round the auditorium and pick a man as husband during service emerged online. In the about 9.42-minute-long clip, Fufeyin was seen [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State Police Command has apprehended a 19-year old girl, Chidimma Nwoke and a 40-year-old bus driver with Peace Mass Transport Company, Samuel Nkemjika for allegedly taking part in kidnapping and armed robbery activities. The state commissioner of police, Chris Ezike told our correspondent that the bus driver, an indigene of [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Gbenga Adeniji and Tunde Ajaja There was an uneasy calm at Hassan Abiodun Street off Ojodu Berger in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State on Friday when residents of a storey building woke up to the death of two lovers in an apartment in the building. The names of the deceased were given as [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Tunde Ajaja A 40-year-old man, Femi Adebowale, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for beating his wife, Kuburat, 37, to death. The incident happened on Monday at their residence in Agbado area of the state. According to a statement on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Afeez Hanafi Tragedy struck on the eve of local government council election in Lagos State as a PSP truck crushed a chairmanship aspirant of the Ikotun/Igando Local Council Development Area to death. The deceased, Shakiru Balogun, aka SAB, was a former Chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees of the LCDA and a member of [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar A Cross River State High Court (8) sitting in Calabar for the fourth time on Thursday remanded a murder suspect, Godwin Elewana at the Afokang Prisons for allegedly killing a 22-year-old boy, Douglas Ojugbo, whom he suspected was having an affair with his daughter, Mercy. Elewana, who resides within the precinct of [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says a Nigerian undergraduate of Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, Canada, was wrongly charged for $5, 400 fraud by the Canadian authorities. The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that the victim, Tony Adebero, was charged after a 20-year-old alleged [] 

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Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Tunde Ajaja Apart from cannabis sativa, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has identified benzodiazepines like rhaphynol, crack cocaine, codeine-based syrups, glue, and rubber solution as most abused drugs in Abuja. This was disclosed at the public destruction of 24,304kg of assorted forfeited narcotic drugs seized within the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Over a thousand [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A Sokoto State High Court has sentenced an employee of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, Mr. Anthony Mbanefo, to two years’ imprisonment for embezzling N60m. The money was said to have been approved by the Federal Government for the repair of two federal roads in the state. The Independent Corrupt Practices and [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Two ex-convicts wanted for criminal cases of motorcycle snatching and robbery, have been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command. The suspects are Kamalu Mohammed, 27, and 23-year-old Tijjani Musa. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Kamal Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, in a statement on Friday added that [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Ademola Olonilua Last Saturday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was hosted at the headquarters of the Copyright Society of Nigeria. During his visit, he was reported to have said that henceforth, government would make sure that whatever was consumed in Nigeria in terms of music must be made in Nigeria. He [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Ademola Olonilua Ace actor, RMD, has been in the Nigerian entertainment scene for over three decades. However unknown to many, the actor graduated as one of the best in his class and had a stint in journalism, thanks to Punch Newspaper. ‘Everything goes through a process. I was one of the best graduating students in [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Ademola Olonilua For theatre veteran, Dejumo Lewis popularly known for his role in the classic drama, ‘Village Headmaster,’ one major thing that irks him about the movie industry is the term Nollywood, and he made his disdain known to Saturday Beats during a recent interview. While sharing his opinion, the legendary actor said that Nigerians [] 
Sat, 22 Jul 2017
Ademola Olonilua A while back, news made rounds that delectable actress, Damilola Adegbite and her husband, Chris Attoh, were having turbulent times in their marriage. While Attoh responded to the news the best way he could, his wife never really did the same. But in a recent chat with Saturday Beats, the actress opened up [] 

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