NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 26 August, 2017.

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Segun Oni, in this interview with TUNDE AJAJA, says the incumbent government is on course and that asking for President Muhammadu Buhari's resignation is taking liberty too far Most Nigerians say that the APC overpromised Nigerians and has under-delivered. How would you react to [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
The member representing Oredo East in the Edo State House of Assembly and former House Committee Chairman on Housing, Commerce and Industry, Mr. Osaigbovo Iyoha, speaks on the recent free-for-all in the House and the dramatic removal of the Speaker, Justin Okonoboh, in this interview with ALEXANDER OKERE. Why did the House impeach its Speaker [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Femi Asu Oil and gas companies operating in the country flared a total of 108.91 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas in the first five months of the year, causing the country an estimated loss of N95.8bn. The latest data obtained from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Friday showed that 24.77 billion scf [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara The Securities and Exchange Commission has sent a final reminder to all Capital Market Operators, directing them to update their registration information with the commission. The SEC, pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the Investments and Securities Act 2007 had directed all CMOs to provide updated information of their companies/firms in [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Friday urged members of the Independent Petroleum Producers Group to participate in the forthcoming bid round for about 30 marginal oil fields which would soon be flagged off by the Federal Government. The NNPC's Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, gave the charge when he received a [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim and Ife Ogunfuwa The two major electricity unions in Nigeria's power sector on Friday opposed the Federal Government's decision to provide N39bn loan to power distribution companies for the provision of meters to customers across the country. The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has also opposed the proposed increment in minimum wage in [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman, says the agency remains optimistic that Nigeria will retain its Category 1 safety rating. Usman stated this on Friday at the conclusion of the United States Federal Aviation Authority's five-day audit of the NCAA. Nigeria achieved a Category 1 air safety rating [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Peter Dada, Akure The Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Mr Peter Akingbade has called on the Federal Government to seek ways of reducing its domestic debt for the betterment and improvement of the country's economy. He said there was the need for the government to stop [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
D'Tigress and First Bank guard, Nkechi Akashili, talks about winning the 2017 Afrobasket Women, her career and more in this interview with IDRIS ADESINA D'Tigress have been in amazing form winning all their games and qualifying for the semifinal. Do you think the team can win a third African title in Mali' It will be [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said Nigerians should not worry about the goalkeeping department of the team ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon, Supersport reports. Nigeria will play against their Central African rivals on September 1 in Uyo and September 4 in Yaound. Ezenwa said Nigerians should believe the in [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina WNBA star, Evelyn Akhator, continued her impressive run in the 2017 FIBA Africa Championship for Women in Mali as Nigeria swept Ivory Coast aside 98-43 in the quarterfinal on Friday to qualify for the semifinal of the competition. D'Tigress play hosts Mali in the semifinal today. Mali defeated Egypt 90-50 in the third [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina FC Porto's Vincent Aboubakar and China-based forward Christian Bassogog are the headline names in the 23-man list released by Cameroon for their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying double-header against Nigeria. The Indomitable Lions will battle the Super Eagles in Uyo on September 1 with the return leg in Yaounde on September 4. Nigeria [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for a club-record fee, Sky Sports reports. The 20-year-old France international forward is due to arrive in Barcelona on Sunday and will undergo a medical on Monday before signing a five-year contract. He has been given squad number 11. A Barcelona statement read, [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Area Controller, Niger-Kwara-Kogi Command, Nigeria Customs Service, Mr. Benjamin Binga, on Friday said the command had seized goods estimated at over N39.99m within the Kwara State jurisdiction between January and August 2017. He listed the seized items as 1,776 bags of rice, valued at about N26.99m; 20 vehicles, valued at about [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Kunle Falayi and agency report The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in AkwaIbom has impounded 71, 500 litres of adulterated petrol at an illegal petroleum dump site in Ikot-Udoma, Eket Local Government Area. The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mrs.Obiagheli Obiagulu, said in Uyo on Friday that the illegal dumb site was discovered at [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Patron, Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Kanbi branch in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State, Mr. Suleiman Chindo, has raised the alarm over an illegal detention cell in the community allegedly run by the Hausa leader in the community, Muhammadu Dan-ango. Chindo, in an interview with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Kunle Falayi In July 2017, a security guard, Mr. Azeez Saidi, noticed that his 19-year-old daughter, Fatima, suddenly became emaciated and withdrawn. He said the girl, who works as an apprentice tailor around Amukoko area of Lagos, also slept and ate little. 'It became so bad that I was crying while her sister was also [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar A pastor in charge of Royal God's Commandment Ministry International in Calabar, Mr. Tony Ekpe, has been arrested alongside six other members after a shallow grave containing fetish items and suspected human parts were exhumed in the church on Thursday. Investigations into the suspected diabolical activities of the pastor commenced after a [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Former governorship candidate in the 2015 general election, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has pledged the sum of N500,000 reward for any person that can give useful information that will lead to the re-arrest of one Ifeanyi Dike, a wanted murder suspect who escaped from police custody on Saturday. Dike, a 200-level student of the University [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Tony Okafor, Awka No fewer than 1000 youths in Anambra State will provide security in the primary election of the All Progressives Congress taking place in the state on Saturday(today) The State Coordinator of the youths under the aegis of Coalition of Youth Organisations in the state, Mr Onyebuchi Okoli, disclosed this at a press [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Peter Dada, Akure He is just three years old and there is no way anyone, even with a heart of stone, would not melt at the sight of little Godwin Nna. The child who is diagnosed of hydrocephalus (water in the head) has been battling to stay alive for the past two years. And when [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Just last week, Nollywood screen diva, Angela Okorie, turned a year older and as usual with the actress, she spent the day with the underprivileged but not before she flooded the Nigerian internet space with some of her photos to celebrate her day. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Although it is almost a decade that highlife legend, Oliver de Coque died, none of his five children who are all doing music has been able beat the late veteran's legacy. In a recent chat with Saturday Beats, his second son, Darlington, who is fondly referred to as Safin de [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Actress, Eucharia Anunobi, is really in a sad mood due to the death of her son, Raymond Ekwu, whom she lost to sickle cell anaemia few days ago. In a telephone chat with Saturday Beats on Wednesday, she said she would miss everything about her son especially the fact that [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Popular Liberian singer, Juli Endee, is not only a Culture Ambassador of the Republic of Liberia but also a traditional Queen. Recently, she featured Nigerian pop sensation, Flavour, in one of her songs. During a chat with Saturday Beats, the queen stated the purpose of the song. She said, 'The [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua The last time prolific rap artiste, MI, released an album was in 2014 with the project he titled, The Chairman. Three years down the line, his fans are clamouring for a new work. In a recent interview with Saturday Beats, the self acclaimed Chairman explained why it has taken him [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua No matter how actor, Richard Mofe Damijo looks, many people, especially the ladies, would still love him. When the actor debuted his new look on his Instagram page where he was spotting a beard, many people thought RMD, as he is popularly called, had joined the 'beard gang.' But speaking [] 

Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua It was certainly a night of laughter at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, as popular comedian, Pencil, cracked the ribs of guests who were present as plans were being concluded to hold the maiden edition of the Nigeria International Drinks Festival later in the year. The humour [] 
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