NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 JULY, 2017].

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Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 29 July, 2017.
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Political observers and social commentators say President Muhammadu Buhari’s persistent refusal to address Nigerians, but rather hosting some governors at breakfast and lunch meetings at the Abuja House in London, the United Kingdom, shows his contempt for the people who voted him into power, writes JESUSEGUN ALAGBE I think leadership of any kind requires trust [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics and the Petroleum Equalisation Fund on Friday commenced investigations to ascertain the actual volume of Premium Motor Spirit being consumed in the country daily. According to both agencies, the 35 million litres or 40 million litres daily petrol consumption figures often brandished by some government establishments were [] 

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Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Ozioma Ubabukoh With 91 million Internet users, Nigeria ranks first in Africa and eighth in the world in terms of Internet growth, Google has said. The company’s Country Manager in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chibuzor, stated this on Friday, a day after the ‘Google for Nigeria ‘ event in Lagos. She said, ‘With the massive Internet growth [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Alexander Okere, Benin The National Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers on Thursday called on the Department of Petroleum Resources to adopt stringent measures to address the influx of quacks into the LPG industry in the country. It lamented that while investment in the sector was a welcome development, the indiscriminate location of gas plants, [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara with agency report The Senate has withdrawn a report that largely exonerated MTN Nigeria of accusations of illegally repatriating $14bn and that rebuked the Central Bank of Nigeria for regulatory failures. The report, presented to the Senate on Thursday and reviewed by Reuters, was almost immediately sent back for further work, because it [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government on Friday warned prospective participants for its annual Youth With Innovation Enterprise Programme against patronising fraudsters while registering for the scheme. The warning is contained in a statement issued by the Director of Information in the Ministry of Finance, Salisu Dambatta. The statement said that the ministry was mindful [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Stanley Opara 7-UP Bottling Company Plc has reported a loss of N2.45bn for the first quarter of 2017. This represents a decline in the company’s business compared to the corresponding period of 2016 when it posted a profit of N1.265bn. Also, 7-UP reported an operating loss for the year of N2.45bn as against operating profit [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Idris Adesina Top Nigerian coaches Adegboye Onigbinde, James Peters and Solomon Ogbeide have raised concerns over the Super Eagles defence and goalkeeping departments, and have advised national team coach, Gernot Rohr, to solve both problems ahead of their double-header against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup. Nigeria [] 

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Sat, 29 Jul 2017
The final day of the 2017 Lagos International Badminton Classics will see the remaining Nigerian players seeking to make a podium finish on home soil. The competition, which began on Wednesday at the Molade Okoya Sport Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, will end today with the finals of the men and women’s singles, doubles as [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
The 2017 Zenith Bank Women Basketball League, which is the 13th edition, comes to a close today at the National Stadium in Lagos. It is the 5th and final phase of the competition tagged Final Eight, where the winner of this year’s competition is expected to emerge. A total of 18 teams began the journey [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Tunde Ajaja She wiped her tears repeatedly in the space of seconds, but she kept sobbing. Mrs. Suliat Kaffo, 46, has remained inconsolable since she lost her husband, 49-year-old Babatunde, to the building that collapsed on Carrera Street in Lagos Island on Tuesday. Even though surrounded by relatives, neighbours, friends and other sympathisers who had [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch Today they may be the toast of the society and role models to many youngsters thanks to the spotlight shining on them but as the saying goes, everyone has his/her humble beginning. Saturday Beats beams light on some Nigerian artistes who were once street hawkers before luck smiled [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch It seems the war between entertainers and the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, is far from over. In a new development, the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria has accused the Ministerof Information and Culture of plagiarising its proposal that was presented to him under the name ‘Bar [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has commended Globacom for organising the Glo Laffta Fest show which he described as highly beneficial to human nature because of its therapeutic effects. Adesina, who said this in an interview at the Kubwa edition [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch On several occasions, popular blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, has taken it upon herself to bash the baby of ace Nigerian comedian, Seyi Law, calling her several names including being obese. At a time, Olunloyo went as far as comparing the toddler with the cartoon character, Droopy. Despite all she [] 
Sat, 29 Jul 2017
Ademola Olonilua aolonilua@punchng.com Instagram: demie.o Twitter: @aoloniluapunch For fast rising star, Harry Brimstone, his role models are the reason he ventured into music. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the lad said that he had been doing music ever since he began to listen to the likes of Bob Marley, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Tuface, among others. [] 

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