Today’s Punch Newspaper Headlines, Saturday 8th December 2018

Today’s Punch Newspaper Headlines, Saturday 8th December 2018

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Alleged fraud: Resident doctors drag UNTH management to EFCC, ICPC
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Ihuoma Chiedozie Resident doctors in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, have dragged the management of the hospital before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations of fraud. The doctors, who embarked on a week-long protest against the UNTH management, also took the matter to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related
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Navy arrests 19 suspects, seizes 834 bags of smuggled rice
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Ada Wodu, Calabar Operatives of the Nigerian Navy in Calabar have arrested 19 suspects and seized 834 bags of smuggled foreign rice worth over N13m. The Acting Commander of NNS Victory, Navy Captain Ajomabi Oride, disclosed that the suspects were arrested on Parrot Island along Bonny Channel on Wednesday. Oride attributed the upsurge in illegal
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Governorship: Imo Speaker emerges as Nwosus running mate
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, has emerged as the running mate of the Action Alliance governorship candidate in the state, Uche Nwosu. Nwosu is the son-in-law of the state governor, Rochas Okorocha. Ihim had on Thursday led 18 other members of the state House of Assembly
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Winning our wives trust tougher than risking deathTrailer, tanker drivers
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Eric Dumo Sadiq Mohammed sipped from the green plastic cup in his right hand as he scrolled through his mobile phone with his left hand that cold morning. He had just got off the phone with his wife, Habiba, before taking a position on a bench in front of a kiosk. His trailer is among
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UNILAG medical students reject electricity fee, decry poor hostel facilities
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Afeez Hanafi On Friday, November 30, the management of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba annex, passed a circular on the rationing of electricity supply. The notice signed by the Principal Assistant Secretary (Students), A.O. Adeyemo, indicated that students would henceforth make do with four hours of power supply daily an hour
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Ribadu bags global anti-corruption award
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The founding chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has bagged a lifetime/outstanding award on anti-corruption campaign. The award, which was administered by a Doha, Qatar-based think- tank, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Centre, celebrates corruption fighters, academics and campaigners from around the world. This was contained in
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UAC announces CEOs retirement
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
The Board of UAC Nigeria Plc has announced the retirement of the Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdul Bello. Consequently, the company said Bello would be proceeding on retirement from January 1, 2019. A statement quoted the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Dan Agbor, as thanking the outgoing CEO for his dedicated service
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NIGERIAS OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHILDREN NOW TARGET OF TRAFFICKERS, SURVIVE AS HAWKERS, BEGGARS
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Nigeria is currently grappling with over 13 million children who are not in school, according to the Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, Hammid Bobboyi, recently. Some of these children encountered in Kano and Abuja are struggling with life in motor parks, markets and others, OLALEYE ALUKO reports Ahmed Isa, an 11-year-old boy,
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My mum beat me so much I thought she adopted me Mc Lively
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
A comedian, Michael Sani Amanesi, popularly known as Mc Lively, is a lawyer with over 500,000 followers on Instagram. Mc Lively has carved a niche for himself with his comedy skits that usually address current issues in Nigeria. He tells TIMILEYIN AKINKAHUNSI about his journey so far in the world of comedy You have over
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Prisoners have right to vote, Appeal Court rules
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Adekunle Peter, Benin The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin, Edo state, has affirmed the right of inmates across the country to vote. The decision of the court followed an appeal filed by five inmates on behalf of other inmates in Nigerian prisons to direct the Independent National Electoral Commission to include their names in
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Imo APC backs Oshiomhole on governorship candidate
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja The All Progressives Congress in Imo State has declared its intention to back the governorship candidate recognised by the partys National Working Committee, Senator Hope Uzodinma, in the February 2019 election. The state APC Chairman, Dan Nwafor, revealed this to journalists at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja. The NWC
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Im dying, I need N8.5m for surgery, skin cancer patient cries out
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Timileyin Akinkahunsi Each passerby gasped at the sudden sight of Muhammed Musa; it appeared that his grim looks, further enhanced by a huge tumour on the right side of his face, were too much for them to bear. The 42-year-old man has been living a life of sorrow and pain since he was five years
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Obasanjo: Stop insulting Nigerian leaders, Secondus warns Oshiomhole
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Success Nwogu, Abuja The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Friday in Abuja warned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to stop insulting Nigerian leaders. He also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not talking to Nigerians but would rather respond to sensitive national issues when he on
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Eight die in Niger communal clash
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Enyioha Opara, Minna Eight persons have been killed during a communal clash between Gaba and Anfani communities in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State. The incident, which occurred on Thursday afternoon, saw scores of other people sustaining varying degrees of injury as some of the deceased had their heads cut off during the violence.
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FEC okays N8.73tn 2019 budget estimates
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
John Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is set to get National Assemblys nod to present N8.7tn as budget estimates for 2019 to the legislature. This followed the approval of the proposals by a special session of the Federal Executive Council, which sat in Abuja on Friday. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo
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Nigerian firm, WAPCo to supply gas to Togo
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Femi Asu Axxela Limited, a Nigerian gas and power portfolio company, has signed a Gas Transportation Agreement with the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited to transport over 15 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas via the West African Gas Pipeline to Lome, Togo. The Chief Executive Officer, Axxela, Bolaji Osunsanya, was
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FG reopens Ijora/Apapa Bridge five months after
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Five months after a section of the Ijora/Apapa Bridge was closed for repairs, the Federal Government has reopened it for vehicular movement. The closed section of the bridge was opened at about 6pm on Friday when the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, declared it open for public use. According to
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Okomu oil to explore ways to cushion profit flight shock
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Adekunle Peter, Benin The management of Okomu Oil Palm Company, said it will explore innovative marketing opportunities that will cushion the shocks of profit flight. Managing Director of the company, Dr. Graham Hefer, made the disclosure at a training workshop for 19 host communities in Edo state. He said this would enhance its profit base
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Firm unveils marketplace for cars
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
An online marketplace for cars in Nigeria, Cartalogs, has been unveiled in Lagos. The firm in a statement said it was keen on making the exploration, verification, buying, and selling of cars seamless and stress free. According to Cartalogs, the company puts its customers first by enhancing their car experiences and providing services that allow
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XEROX boss, others inducted as IOD fellows
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
The Institute of Directors has bestowed fellowship on some chief executives of notable companies for promoting professional development and good corporate governance. According to a statement, some of the inductees included the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Xerox HS Engineer Femi Okunade; Former Managing Director, First Bank Moyo Ajekigbe;Sir Olufemi Omotosho and 31 others. The
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Buhari, Ikpeazu witness signing of MoU on Enyimba Economic City
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Friday witnessed the signing of agreement between the Federal Government and Abia Government on the establishment of Enyimba Economic City in the state. Speaking at the event held at Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari expressed the hope that the Economic
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Satanic Christmas decoration erected in front of building
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
A major government building put up a Satanic decoration of an arm holding an apple with a snake coiled around it as part of its Christmas display. The Illinois State Capitol features a Nativity scene for Christmas, a menorah for Hanukkah and now a Snaketivity for Satanism. The sculpture was gifted to the building
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NASS, PDP, SANs kick as Buhari declines assent to electoral bill again
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
John Ameh, Lekan Adetayo, Success Nwogu and Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The National Assembly, Peoples Democratic Party, over 45 opposition political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties, and some prominent Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Friday kicked as President Muhammadu Buhari finally withheld his assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill
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Boko Haram attacks UNICEF clinic, others
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri No fewer three settlements, including a clinic funded by the United Nations Childrens Fund in Borno State have been attacked by Boko Haram. Two of the attacks were hatched by the insurgents on Thursday in the Bama and Rann areas, while the third attack happened in Jakana on the Maiduguri-Damaturu Expressway Friday
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Police await autopsy on woman killed, buried in shallow grave by lover
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Police Command has explained why a suspect, Prince Owabie, has not been charged to court after being arrested for killing and burying his lover in a shallow grave inside his room. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, told our correspondent on Friday that the police
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My wedding Night With Sola Fosudo
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
How did you meet your wife’ We met in school, at the higher institution; we were course mates at the University of Ibadan. What qualities would you say attracted you to her’ Well, I wouldnt mention any specific quality, but when you see your better half, the feeling would be beyond looking for some rational
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Man has sex with pregnant goat
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
A man, who admitted having sex with a pregnant goat, has had his jail term extended to 15 years. Reuben Mwamba had previously been imprisoned by a court in Zambia for five years but prosecutors were outraged, so they took his case to a higher court. Now the Kasama High Court has sentenced the 22-year-old
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ASUU strike: Anambra varsity lecturer disguises as Spiderman to teach students
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
A lecturer of Anambra State University, now known as Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, wore Spiderman costume to teach students during the ongoing strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities across Nigeria. The man was photographed coming out of his car and walking into class on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, for a lecture with his postgraduate
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Revenue sharing: Bayelsa advocates more money for states than FG
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Samuel Nkemakolem, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government on Friday advocated the need to further review the revenue sharing formula to give states more revenue than the Federal Government. The state Deputy Governor, Real Admiral John Jonah (retd.), stated this when members of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, who were on a data review
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Before Stardom With Tosin Olaniyan
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
What project made you famous’ My first project was the movie titled: Samu Alajo by Odunlade Adekola. How would you describe your journey in acting so far’ It has been wonderful and interesting for me. I never believed that I could get to where I am today, and by the grace of God, I am
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Eavesdropper
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
A house of commotion It appears the crisis rocking the party at the centre in Naija is far from over. Since the get-together they organised recently to select candidates for various positions ahead of next years general elections, which resulted in several disputes, all has not been the same with the fold. Apart from having
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Imo community protests neglect by oil companies
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Gibson Achonu, Owerri The people of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State have protested against what they described as neglect by oil companies operating in the council. They said the oil companies have neglected communities in the area. The protest was led by the Chairman of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area, Amadi Ebenezer, who was
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Consult Nigerians during budget preparation, group urges govt
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Chukwudi Akasike The Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group has called on government at all levels to consult Nigerians during budget preparation. The budget tracking/monitoring group made this call during its one-day fiscal inclusion town hall meeting on Thursday in Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. It argued that monies spent by both the
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Firm announces $50,000 African innovation challenge
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
In line with the theme Repositioning Healthcare in Africa for Sustainable Development, Johnson & Johnson, has announced the Africa Innovation challenges second edition at the 32nd assembly of the Federation of African Medical Students Associations General Assembly. The week-long conference, which also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the federation was held in November at the
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I got into media by accident Eugenia Abu
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Popular media personality, Eugenia Abu, tells ADEMOLA OLONILUA about her career, life and the things she loves doing, particularly cooking, which she says is therapeutic Not much has been heard from you recently. What have you been up to this year’ I have been on screen and in the national consciousness for over two decades.
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Why I didnt resign when president reinstated Usman as NHIS boss Adewole
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, tells GBENRO ADEOYE and TUNDE AJAJA about the challenges in the health sector, what the government is doing about them and why he did not resign his position following the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme The health sector is a
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Impeachment: Lawmakers and the culture of brazen impunity
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
The move by five aggrieved lawmakers in the 26-member Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly to remove the Speaker and the state governor, as alleged, has again put politicians penchant for disregarding due process and Nigerias troubled democracy under the spotlight, TUNDE AJAJA writes All manner of undemocratic practices have continued to characterise Nigerias political
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My success surprises people who knew I was a rascal as a child Brig. Gen. Ayeni (Retd.)
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
A former President of the Nigeria Boxing Federation, Brigadier General Ola Ayeni (retd.), is also a medical doctor. He tells ADEMOLA OLONILUA the story of his rise to grace You are very active in the sports sector, at a point you were the President of the Nigeria Boxing Federation My career in the sports sector
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Bullies almost made me drop out of school Cobhams Asuquo
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Cobhams Asuquo is a multiple award-winning music producer. Visually impaired from birth, the 37-year-old, while speaking with ERIC DUMO, reveals some of the toughest moments he has faced in life You had your earliest childhood in a military barracks in Jos, Plateau State, what was that period of your life like’ That period was fun
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Clean your living room in 10 minutes or less
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
You are expecting company but your living room looks like a bomb had gone off in there. Dont fret everything will be fine. This mad dash technique can get your living room clean in just 15 minutes. All you need is a quick decision-making process. Get your supplies together To pull off this amazing
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US seeks more support for persons with disabilities
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Eric Dumo The United States Consulate in Lagos has called for more improved support for persons living with disabilities in Nigeria, saying their inclusion in every aspect of social, political, economic and cultural life will give them a stronger voice in the country. Making the call during an event organised by Project Enable Africa in
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Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes ruling coalition early Saturday rammed through legislation to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages. The bill was enacted after the upper house gave approval despite a raft of criticism by opposition parties following its passage through the lower house
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Huawei executive faces fraud charges in US
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Chinese telecom giant Huaweis chief financial officer, arrested in Canada, faces US fraud charges for allegedly lying to banks about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions, a bail hearing heard Friday. Meng Wanzhou is accused of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions and if convicted faces more
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Congolese army colonel arrested over UN experts killing
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
A Congolese army colonel has been arrested for alleged involvement in the murder of two United Nations staff in the volatile Kasai region, officials said on Friday. Jean de Dieu Mambweni was arrested on Thursday as part of the investigation into the murders of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, Timothee Munkuntu, an army lawyer, told
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US takes aim at UN migration pact ahead of conference
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Days ahead of an international conference in Morocco to endorse a UN migration pact, the United States made the case Friday for opposing the deal that it shunned a year ago and which has since prompted a wave of withdrawals. In a lengthy statement, the United States said the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and
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Foreigners put on alert over French fuel protests
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Foreigners were put on alert for possible violence during Saturdays French fuel protests, particularly in Paris, with some embassies warning their nationals to stay well away. The US embassy issued a detailed travel alert detailing where the protests were expected in Parison Saturday. Demonstrations may become violent, resulting in damage to property, including overturning vehicles
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NNPC, NPA, others can fund HIV treatment instead of seeking foreign donors, says Aisha
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, says Nigeria has enough resources to provide treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS without depending on foreign agencies. Mrs. Buhari made the assertion at the launch of Free to Shine Campaign against Childhood AIDS, at the Secretariat of African First Ladies Peace Mission on Friday in Abuja. The
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