Nigerian Newspaper: Punch Headlines Today, Tuesday 6th November, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: Punch Headlines Today, Tuesday 6th November, 2018.

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Labour suspends strike, tripartite panel submits report to Buhari today
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Tripartite panel submits report to Buhari today New minimum wage to be unveiled on Tuesday Partial compliance in varsities as ASUU begins strike Olalekan Adetayo, Ade Adesomoju,Leke Baiyewu, Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi, Ochei Matthew and Enyioha Opara Organised labour has called off the nationwide industrial action scheduled to commence on Tuesday (today) to press home workers demand
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Omisore did not present himself for senatorial ticket SDP
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Social Democratic Party has said Senator Iyiola Omisore did not present himself for the ticket of the Osun East Senatorial District. The Secretary of the SDP in Osun State, Mr Taiwo Akeju, said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday. Akeju told our correspondent that after the
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INEC removes 300,000 names from voter register
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will on Tuesday (today) publish the voter register across the 120,000 polling units across the nation. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this while receiving the ECOWAS pre-election fact-finding team in Abuja on Monday. Yakubu further urged members of the public to assist the commission in purging
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Oshiomhole blackmailing me over Imo Catholics Okorocha
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Gibson Achonu, Owerri Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha on Monday faulted the All Progressive Congress National Chairman Adams Oshiomholes apology to the Roman Catholic Church in the state. Former Edo State governor Oshiomhole, who distanced the APC from Okorochas alleged disrespect for the Roman Catholic community in the state, apologised to the Archbishop of the
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World Wide Web inventor wants new contract to make web safe
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a contract to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europes largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role in spreading fake news. Some 70,000 people are expected to take part in the four-day Web Summit, dubbed the Davos
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Boroffice not our candidate in Ondo
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Peter Dada, Akure A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress in Ondo State and human rights activist, Dr Tunji Abayomi, has declared that members of the party in the Ondo North Senatorial District would not support Senator Ajayi Boroffice as the candidate of the party in the next general elections. He said he won the
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Senate makes a U-turn, lifts embargo on Buharis appointments
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has lifted its embargo on the confirmation of executive appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari, The PUNCH has confirmed. It was reliably learnt that the embargo, which lasted over one year, was lifted at a closed-door session held by the lawmakers on October 10, 2018. The embargo was placed in
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Partial compliance in varsities as ASUU begins strike
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Olaleye Aluko, Alexander Okere, Dayo Ojerinde, Tare Youdeowei, Justin Tyopuusu, Peter Dada and Olaide Oyelude There was partial compliance by universities across the country on Monday with the nationwide strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday. The national President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, had on Sunday announced the unions decision
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Supplementing family income with household agric ventures (1)
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Brooding day-old chicks The economic realities facing the average Nigerian family are daunting, to say the least. The rising cost of property, whether for rent, mortgage or outright buyouts, education, food, clothing and other necessities of life dictate that families should device creative options to augment conventional income from businesses or salary. Although shelter is
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Preparing personal finances as entrepreneurs (1)
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Ozioma Ubabukoh Entrepreneurship is a demanding gig. About 19 per cent of business owners work more than 60 hours per week. In addition, 82 per cent work more than the standard 40 hours a week. According to a serial entrepreneur, Peter Daisyme, on top of other responsibilities, including eating, sleeping, and spending time with the
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Stock market: Foreign investors withdrew N94.43bn in Q3
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Feyisayo Popoola Foreign portfolio investors withdrew a total of N94.43bn from the nations stock market from July to September this year. The Nigerian Stock Exchange, in its domestic and foreign portfolio investment report for September, said the amount withdrawn by foreign investors in the third quarter was 23.59 per cent lower than the N123.59bn pulled
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Skyway Aviation offers shares for sale in IPO
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Feyisayo Popoola Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc has offered 406,074,000 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each to the public in an initial public offering. The Chairman, SAHCO, Dr Taiwo Afolabi, said the shareholders of the company were obligated to divest 49 per cent equity stake to the investing Nigerian public based on the terms of
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Guinness Nigeria grows profit by 249%
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Guinness Nigeria Plc has said its profit after tax rose by 249 per cent to N6.7bn for the year ended June 30, 2018, compared to the N1.9bn reported in the previous year. The firm announced a 14 per cent growth in its revenue from N125.92bn in 2017 to N142.98bn in 2018. This
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Flour Mills profit drops by 85.71%
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Feyisayo Popoola Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has reported an 85.71 per cent decline in the profit of its parent company. The financial statement for the six months to September 2018, which was made available to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, showed that the groups profit after tax, which stood at N5.04bn, dropped from N9.35bn in
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NAHCO posts N7.2bn turnover in nine months
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc has said it recorded N7.25bn turnover for the nine-month period that ended on September 30, 2018. According to the company, this is an increase of 25 per cent over the same period in 2017. NAHCO said in a statement that the performance saw it declare a profit
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Decay in CoEs detrimental to qualitative teacher education COEASU
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Tare Youdeowei Lecturers of federal and state colleges of education, under the auspices of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, have decried the level of decay in CoEs which they said was detrimental to qualitative teacher education. COEASU, in a statement signed by its General Secretary and South-West Zonal Coordinator, Mr Taiwo Olayanju, accused
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Dickson, PDP protest as Bayelsa gets seventh CP
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A new Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mukan, has been posted to Bayelsa State, making him the seventh CP in the state in less than four months. The frequent changes of CPs in the state triggered outrage with top government officials claiming that the developments were being influenced by opposition politicians. The
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34 ex-agitators to be called to bar this year
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Ochei Matthew, Asaba The Special Adviser to the President on the Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty, Prof Charles Dokubo, has said about 34 ex-agitators would be called to bar this year. Dokubo, who stated this during an interactive session on Friday in Asaba, said the welfare of the beneficiaries of the amnesty programme was
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FG committee lacks power to prosecute, seize assets Appeal Court
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Court of Appeal in Abuja ruled on Monday that Chief Okoi Obono-Obla-led Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property lacked the power to prosecute crimes bordering on non-declaration of assets. The court in its judgment delivered on Monday held that the panel, by the Act establishing it, could
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Oshodi transport interchange almost ready, says LASG
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Samson Folarin The Lagos State Government has said the ongoing Oshodi Transport Interchange is almost ready, adding that the project would be completed in the first quarter of 2019. The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Adebowale Akinsanya, in a statement on Monday on the state of the project, said 83 per cent of
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Expert warns FG against danger of emigration
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe A media and public relations practitioner, Michael Owhoko, has warned the Federal Government against the threat posed by the movement of Nigerians out of the country. He added that Nigerians sought refuge in other countries due to what he described as injustice in the political system and economic administration of the country. In
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Ill lift 80 million Nigerians out of poverty Ezekwesili
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Friday Olokor, Jos The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, on Monday, promised to lift over 80m people out of poverty if voted into office in the 2019 general elections. She therefore challenged her rivals to bring up their doable programmes to better the lots of citizens. Ezekwesili, a
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Atiku supporters warn Ezekwesili
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Oladimeji Ramon A group of Atiku Abubakars supporters, under the aegis of Atiku for Better Nigeria, has warned a former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, to desist from using derogatory remarks against Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party. The group advised Ezekwesili, who is a presidential candidate for 2019, to concentrate on her campaign
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Has in stock or has in store’ Fairing well or faring well
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Some words seem so harmless that you wont imagine that they can later give you trouble in some other situations. Consider fair and fare. Even many children know that when you say something is fair, it suggests that it is not bad even if it is not very good. That is why when you
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South-West govs ask FG to link Apapa port with railway
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The South West Governors Forum has tasked the Federal Government to create a railway line from Apapa for transportation of goods from the ports in order to ease the permanent gridlock on the roads in the area. The governors of the six states in the region said this in a communiqu read
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106 members injured by army, police need urgent treatment Shiites
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has said 106 followers who were injured by the police and army personnel in the clashes in Zuba and Karu areas of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, needed urgent medical attention in the hospitals where they were rushed to. The movement stated at a briefing in Abuja
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Co-defendants testify against ex-NIMASA DG
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday re-arraigned a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, for an alleged fraud of N687.2m Re-arraigned with him before Justice Raliat Adebiyi were two former executive directors of the agency Ezekiel Agaba and Vincent Udoye. The defendants were re-arraigned on
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Americans go to polls today
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Eric Dumo, Nevada Expectations have shot up significantly across the United States as the country conducts its highly-anticipated mid-term elections today. Voters, opinion-moulders and stalwarts of the Democratic and Republican parties have all expressed divergent views on the outcome of the election at the end of the day. While there is an overwhelming feeling that
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Court nullifies suspension of lawmakers, awards N8m against Okorocha
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri A high court in Imo State on Monday declared as null and void the suspension of five members of the state House of Assembly. The presiding justice, Goddy Anunihu, who declared the processes that led to the indefinite suspension of the five lawmakers as putting the horse before the cart awarded N8m
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Coalition alleges plan to hack INEC servers
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A coalition of 24 civil society organisations said on Monday it had uncovered a plot to hack the servers of the Independent National Electoral Commission in order to compromise the 2019 elections. The group stated that the hacking would enable the hackers to take control of the commissions website and to upload
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Plateau gov meets Buratai over Alkalis murder
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong on Monday met with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, at the Army Headquarters, Abuja over the murder of a former Army Chief of Administration, Maj. Gen Idris Alkali at Dura-Du community in the Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State on September
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Nigeria safe for tourism, business FG
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Federal Government has said the two-week tour of cultural heritage and historic sites in the country by local and foreign bikers, under the auspices of the Latin America Motorcycles Association, has confirmed that Nigeria is safe for tourism and business. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the remarks
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Germany trip: EFCC accuses Orji Kalu of jumping bail
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Oladimeji Ramon Hearing in the trial of a former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Kalu, for an alleged fraud of N7.65bn was stalled on Monday due to the absence of the ex-governor from court. Kalus lawyer, Prof Awa Kalu (SAN), told Justice Mohammed Idris at the Federal High Court in Lagos that his client
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Masaris wife drums support for women
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Wife of Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State , Dr. Hadiza, on Monday said she would not relent in her efforts to lift economic and social status of women in the state. She gave the assurance in Katsina during the launching of two projects aimed at uplifting living conditions of women and
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Ekiti PDP rejects Olujimi, restores Fayose as leader
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has reaffirmed former Governor Ayodele Fayose as the leader of the party in the state. The SEC dissociated itself from the purported stakeholders meeting which had earlier declared the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi, as the party leader.
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N4.7bn fraud: Ive no case to answer, Ladoja tells court
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Oladimeji Ramon A former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, on Monday urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss the N4.7bn fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Ladoja, through his lawyer, Mr Bolaji Onilenla, contended that the charges against him were baseless and remained unproven despite
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INEC begins deregistration in Kebbi
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto The Independent National Electoral Commission in Kebbi State has commenced the deregistration of non-Nigerians, deceased and underage voters ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Resident Electoral Commission in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Mahmud, who disclosed this while addressing journalists on Monday in Birnin Kebbi, said the commission had received a total
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Violence: Kaduna at a crossroads, says Nigerian envoy
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Friday Olokor, Jos Kaduna State presently stands at a crossroads, facing two possible futures. A radical approach would be needed to build peace and end the orgy of ethno-religious violence that has ravaged the state. Nigerias ambassador to the Republic of Congo, Deborah Iliya, stated this on Monday. While advising the people fanning the embers
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FRSC moves to curb road crashes
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto The Federal Road Safety Corps has reiterated its efforts to reduce road crashes in the country through intelligence patrol. Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Mr. Osas Osadebamwen, disclosed this during the 2018 Zonal Retreat in Sokoto on Monday. The participants were drawn from the sectors and
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Labour calls offstrike
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
*Committee submits report to Buhari Tuesday Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The organised labour union has called off the nationwide industrial action initially scheduled to commence on Tuesday to press home workers demand for a new national minimum wage. The National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, announced the suspension at the end of the
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US networks, Facebook pull anti-immigrant Trump ad
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Fox News, NBC and Facebook have pulled a Trump campaign ad branded racist, which equates a convicted Mexican murderer with Central American migrants en route to the US border. NBC pulled the ad after coming under fire for showing the commercial during the widely watched Sunday Night Football program ahead of Tuesdays midterm elections, which
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NNPC, Shell, ExxonMobil considering crude-for-product swaps
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Femi Asu with agency report The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said it can sign crude-for-product deals with Shell and ExxonMobil, similar to the one signed with BP last week. The NNPC announced last Wednesday that it had signed such a deal with BP and would provide more details later. Unfortunately, Shell and ExxonMobil exited
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Lagos oilfield output drops, further drilling expected in 2019
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Femi Asu The Aje field, offshore Lagos, where crude oil production started nearly two and a half years ago, saw its output decline by 75,936 barrels to 912,870 barrels last year, latest data from the Department of Petroleum Resources showed. The field began production with 127,224 barrels of oil in May 2016, and produced a
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Economy will improve with better management Olawepo-Hashim
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
John Alechenu, Abuja Presidential Candidate of Peoples Trust, Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has said Nigerias current economic woes can be traced to the poor management strategy employed by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration. He expressed regret that the administrations poor run had resulted in the current situation where 88 million Nigerians now lived
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Senatell probe NNPCs diversion of NLNG dividend Saraki
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said the upper chamber of the National Assembly will on Tuesday (today) further probe the claims by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, on how and why the corporation diverted the dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas
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NLC strike: Dana Air to reschedule, reroute flights
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Dana Air says it will reschedule or reroute its flights to cushion the effects of the proposed nationwide strike by the organised labour. It is our commitment towards ensuring that our guests do not bear the impact of the imminent strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress scheduled to commence November 6, the
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209 cases worth N6tn pending at tax tribunal FG
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja About 209 cases worth over N6tn are currently pending at the various zones of the Tax Appeal Tribunal across the country. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mahmoud Dutse, said this at the inauguration of commissioners for the Tax Appeal Tribunal. The breakdown of the N6tn pending cases across the six geo-political
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FG saves N24bn monthly through TSA, other Buhari
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government is saving a total of N24.7bn per month as a result of the implementation of the Treasury Single Account and the elimination of ghost workers from the civil service, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said. Buhari, who said this at the opening of the e-Nigeria Conference in Abuja on Monday,
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Golar to establish LNG-fired power plant in Nigeria
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
Femi Asu with agency report A London-based gas shipping company, Golar LNG Limited, said on Monday that it was in talks with Nigerian authorities about setting up a power project that could use one of its vessels to import Liquefied Natural Gas. The company wants to expand beyond its core LNG shipping and terminals business
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