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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [25 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 25 December, 2017.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The lingering fuel scarcity has robbed many Nigerians the joy of celebrating the Christmas in their homes as thousands of motorists have their vehicles trapped in queues at various filling stations, in their bid to buy fuel. 

This was as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, hinted that the landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol,ß has hit N171.40 a litre as at last Friday; but said government has no plans to hike the pump price. 

“The Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) price for petrol is 620 per metric ton and that translates to N171.40k/litre when computed.

“But the Federal Government, via theipelines Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has consistently indicated that the price of petrol is N145 per litre and to do that, the NNPC has to bridge the gap and keep the depot price at N133.20 per litre. It also gave a cap of N145/litre for the bridging cost for the marketers and all that. So, there is still a good margin for marketers. They should not profiteer and suffer Nigerians unduly”, he said. 

The above illustration shows the government still provides partial subsidy for petrol. 

Baru further said the worrisome scarcity led him to meet with  President Buhari, even as he assured motorists that the situation would normalize before the weekend. 

He also disclosed that 13 vessels laden with 650 million litres of petrol were discharging at various seaports across the country, adding that additional six were expected before the year winds down. 

“Mr President is deeply concerned about the fuel situation. He has asked me to address the issue and also sympathize with the public over the uncomfortable scenario.


 
“To address the situation, the NNPC has instructed a 24-hour loading and sales operations which commenced at depots and NNPC mega stations across the country. Major marketers were also asked to carry out 24-hour operations. 

“In addition to the regular supply circle, the NNPC has programmed the delivery of additional 300 million litres this month and next month to beef up national reserves to 45 million litres per day, well above the normal consumption of between 27-28 million litres per day. 

“Over the last two weeks, the national truck out capacity has been beefed up to an average of 1,500 trucks (52 million litres), much higher than the 850 trucks per day across various depots across the country at a time the NNPC is the sole supplier of the product”, Baru explained. 

The NNPC boss also said various agencies at the seaports have been mandated to speed up clearance processes for cargoes laden with petroleum products. 
Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Senate President, As Nigerians join Christians all over the world to celebrate Christmas, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has urged Christians to pray for the unity, peace and prosperity of the country.

Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, yesterday, felicitated with Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

The senate president called on all Nigerians to re-dedicate themselves “to the service of humanity, in line with the true teachings of Jesus Christ, which emphasises tolerance, patience, brotherly kindness, care for the needy and love for one another, among other virtues.”

On his part, Speaker Yakubu Dogara urged Christians to spread love to neighbours and remember the under-privileged as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. 

The speaker, in a statement to mark Christmas, described Jesus Christ as an embodiment of sacrificial love to the point that He gave His life for the redemption of mankind.  

“We should bear in mind that the greatest command Jesus gave to his followers is love one another. Not only does this have spiritual benefits, it will also make Nigeria a better place because love overcomes all things including hatred, violence  and other vices,”in a statement from his media aide, Turaki Hassan. 


 
His deputy, Sulaimon Yussuff Lasun also called on Christians to put to practice Christ’s preaching on peace and love.

This was just as he urged Nigerians, irrespective of religious inclinations, to learn how to tolerate each other and live together as one indivisible entity. 

But, immediate past Senate President, David Mark, implored Nigerians to see the celebration of Christmas as a period of renewal and urged citizens not to despair in the midst of economic and socio- political challenges facing the country.

Senator Mark, in a goodwill message at Christmas, in Abuja, said the birth of Christ should be the elixir needed to confront challenges and provide a roadmap for economic recovery.

He noted that Nigerians have triumphed over challenges in the past and called for the reinforcement of that indomitable spirit that has seen the country through various travails.

Also, chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Content, Solomon Adeola, called on Christians in particular, and Nigerians, in general, to seize the Christmas celebration to renew their faith in Jesus Christ and pray for a new and better beginning for the country.

In a Christmas message to felicitate with his constituents and Nigerian Christians, as well, by his Media Adviser, Chief Kayode Odunaro, Senator Adeola said Christmas symbolises the celebration of the birth of a new dawn, for the salvation of souls, for all humanity, especially for the Christians, and should not be used only for just merry-making.

On his part, Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, admonished Christians in the country to remember the less-privileged in the society and extend hands of fellowship and goodwill to them through gifts.

In a goodwill message to felicitate with Christians to mark the birth of Jesus Christ, the monarch also enjoined Christians to use the period to reflect on the teaching of Jesus Christ and endeavour to be Christ-like in words, action and character. 

Oba Ewuare II reminded Nigerians of the virtues of Jesus Christ which include love, tolerance, forgiveness and peace, urging to use the period of Christmas to forgive and love “thy neighbour as thyself.” 
Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have opened up on why they supported Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman.

The governors elected on the PDP platform said they supported Secondus because  of his strength character and honesty. 

The governors also stated that Secondus, when he was national deputy chairman, stood for the truth and ensured that  rules were adhered to; during  party primaries.

It was also a day Secondus prophesied that the new National Working Committee (NWC) will take the party to the Promised Land. 

They spoke at a thanksgiving service in honour of Secondus, at the Rivers State Ecumenical Centre, in Port Harcourt, yesterday. 

When it was his turn, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, said every governor gave testimony on how the national Chairman stood firm for the right thing to be done. 

Wike recounted how, as deputy national chairman, Secondus relegated monetary considerations and ensured  the promotion  of PDP interests. 

The governor said Secondus insisted on his emergence as PDP governorship candidate because he felt it was in the best interest of the party, even though  other groups preferred an ethnic candidate. 

“This position is an opportunity to give Nigerians  what they want.  I can’t understand why people are suffering untold hardship.  Imagine the fuel scarcity, with people buying a litre of fuel between N300 and N400.”

He said that Secondus emerged through a credible process where all candidates tested their popularity. Wike also said governors and other stakeholders preferred Secondus because of his experience and track record. 

“For the first time in the history of our party, we had an election to elect a national chairman.  It was not like the case before where the president and governors  decided on a consensus candidate,” said Wike. 
Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The Osun State House of Assembly under the leadership of Honourable Najeem Salam has congratulated Christians 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Ismail Omipidan Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State is no doubt faced with what could be regarded 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Vincent Kalu President of Congress for Non-Political Party Members (CNPM), Chief John Mayor Echefu, 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Tony Iwuoma Prophet Anene Nwachukwu of Rhema Deliverance Mission, Lagos, in this interview urged 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha Nwachukwu Egbochuku is a retired Commissioner of Police. He retired from 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By George Aluo Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala says Nigerians have nothing to worry about 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birini- Kebbi Former Super Eagles goals stopper, Peter Rufai has advised Nigerians 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Niger Tornadoes head coach Abubakar Bala believes his side recruited the best players for the 2017/18 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Abdulrahim Ahmed, the Egyptian and Mediterranean champion billed to fight Nigeria's Oto 'Joe Boy 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Serena Williams will make her playing comeback following the birth of her daughter at the Mubadala World 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's season-opening exhibition event in Abu Dhabi due to ongoing 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Chidera Akalonu As far as Anderlecht striker Henry Onyekuru is concerned, he still has a chance of 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
.As Nigerian fighter wins bronze The African Muaythai Union (AMU) has bestowed a special award on the 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Lawrence Okolie expects to beat cruiserweight rival Issac Chamberlain in their February 3rd 'British 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
CHAN Eagles latest invitee, Suraj Ayeleso vows to continue working hard so as to make the cut for the 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Adewale Sanyaolu Nigerians expectations that the Federal Government would live up to its promise to 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has said that the Nigerian Power industry has achieved yet 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Simeon Mpamugoh Ituah Ighodalo is the Managing Partner, SIAO, a firm of Chartered Accountants and 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
N3bn live pigs exported annually Stories by Steve Agbota styvenchy@yahoo.com 08033302331 Breeding 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Stories by Isaac Anumihe Of all the agencies in the maritime industry, none has received so much bashing 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
As part of its commitment to fulfil its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and to put smiles on 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Adewale Sanyaolu After more than a year of relief from fuel scarcity in the country, filling stations 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Stories by Bimbola Oyesola Investment in cool room is one of the businesses that you cannot go wrong 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has decried the current suffering and 


Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Philip Nwosu The Nigeria Police have taken steps to end crime within the country's waterways by 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The Sun Arts reporter, Simeon Mpamugoh, last Saturday receivedan award for his outstanding contributions 


Mon, 25 Dec 2017
From Felix Ikem, Nsukka Nsukka Town Union in Enugu has praised Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for conducting 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Govt should make life easy for Nigerians 'Bishop From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha and George Onyejiuwa, 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa There was mild drama at the Azikoro police station, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Job Osazuwa A former Boko Haram Chief Intelligence Officer, Abdulkadir Abubakar, has revealed how 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
From Molly Kilete, Abuja Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said the Federal Government has concluded 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari, sure as eggs is eggs, shall exercise his inalienable human and constitutional 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Another Christmas is here with us. Thanks to God that we are witnesses and participants in this epochal 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Peeping out of my window on Christmas Eve, the nation's capital city of Abuja comes across as a deserted 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Rasak Musbau While in the previous decades, development policies and strategies tended to focus on 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Akintola Benson Oke The task before public sector entities in contemporary times is very daunting, 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Percy Owaiye As a young primary school pupil, I remember sitting on a tree branch one Saturday evening, 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Jerome- Mario Utomi There was a veiled agreement among stakeholders at a recent gathering in Lagos 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Omodele Adigun Barring any unforeseen circumstance, May & Baker Plc may soon join the club of 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
By Brady Chijioke Nwosu No doubt about it, Nigeria is an illusion. It is not only a failing state, 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Nigerian Christians and their counterparts all over the world are today celebrating Christmas in commemoration