NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 6th December, 2017.

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Fuel scarcity is fast spreading across the states resulting in long queues at filling stations, even as the price of the commodity soared to between N160 - N180 per litre, Daily Trust findings revealed.
Long queues have surfaced in dozen states that included the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Kano, Lagos, Sokoto, Katsina, Borno, Kwara, Anambra, Delta, Kaduna, with the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) selling far above the N145 per litre official benchmark.

In Kano State, for instance, the scarcity is already biting hard as President Muhammadu Buhari begins his two-day working visit today.  
Daily Trust observed that motorists and other petrol users started experiencing fuel scarcity in the state metropolis since last Friday even though its price stood at N143 per liter.
Our reporters’ findings at the metropolis showed that many filling stations were under lock due to lack of fuel, while the few that have the commodity were battling with customers.
A motorist, Muhammad Auwal said “it is very unfortunate that Kano is experiencing fuel scarcity at the time President Muhammadu Buhari is visiting the state.”
The Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Kano state branch, Alhaji Ahmad Bashir Danmalam, said the scarcity was caused by private refineries that stopped the supply of the community to the state a few days ago.
“In addition to the shortage of supply, the private refineries have increased its price from N133 to N143. However, we were able to secure more supplies from Warri and Port-Harcourt refineries to address the situation. As am speaking to you now, 50 trucks are loading from Kano depot for onward distribution to various filling stations across the state,” he said.
The situation was precarious in Kwara State as members of IPMAN threatened to shut down their filling stations if the federal government did not caution private depot owners selling petrol above the regulated prices to their members.
The association lamented that only three trucks are being loaded for them in Ibadan Depot ‎while Massimi Depot has also reduced the number of products sent to Ilorin.
The chairman of IPMAN in Kwara, Alhaji Okanlawon Olanrewaju told journalists that “As I speak to you now, PMS is sold between N142 and N143 at private depots to our members and when we add N6 to it, that is already more than the approved price by the government.”
Long queues are already building up in Anambra State as the commodity is now selling N155 per litre in Awka, the state capital.
In Onitsha, the commercial city, most of the petrol stations visited had no queues but were selling at N150, while some sold at N155 per litre.
In Maiduguri metropolis, the scarcity was so serious in the last three days, with most filling stations, especially the major marketers not dispensing fuel.

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Federal Government will seek permanent solution to the clashes between herders and farming communities.
Speaking yesterday in Numan during a visit to some of the villages raided by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders, Osinbajo said he understood that the clashes resulted from long running misunderstanding which had not been tackled.  

“My visit to Adamawa state is to begin a process that would solve this problem once and for all. We must seek definite and permanent solution to this crisis,” he said.
Calling for caution and use of dialogue to resolve communal issues, Osinbajo restated the resolve of the government to proffer lasting solution to the problem.
“This is human problem. It is not caused by spirit, so it must have human solution,” he said.
The traditional ruler of Bachama Chiefdom, Honest Irmiya Stephen who regretted the lingering crisis in his domain called for deployment of additional security personnel to the area to protect lives and property. He appealed for re-establishment of the Area Command of the Nigerian Police which was removed from the town in 2009.
Speaking during Osinbajo’s visit to Dong village, the Paramount Ruler of Demsa, Hama Bata, Gladson Alhamdu Teneke said 48 people were buried while scores were missing or injured in the attack.
The police spokesperson, Abubakar Othman who had earlier said the police were working to ascertain the actual number of the dead  could not be reached for update as at the time of filing this report.

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The National Assembly yesterday passed the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) for 2018-2020, raising the oil price benchmark from $45 proposed by the executive to $47.
The 2018 budget presented on November 7, by President Muhammadu Buhari also scaled second reading in both chambers of the Legislature yesterday.
 
The lawmakers also announced suspension of plenary sessions till 19th December  to enable them interact with heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the implementation of the 2017 budget and the proposal for 2018.
Except for the oil price benchmark, the other critical assumptions for the MTEF proposed by the executive including daily crude oil Production of 2.3mbpd, exchange rate of N305/USD, GDP growth rate of 3.5 percent Inflation growth rate of 12.42 percent, new Borrowings of N1.699 trillion among others were approved as requested by the executive.
At the Senate, the passage of the MTEF/FSP followed the adoption of the report of the joint committees on Finance, Appropriations and National Planning presented by Senator Yahaya Abdullahi (APC, Kebbi).
The committee had recommended that oil price be pegged at $46.5 per barrel but the Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah recommended that it should be reviewed upward to $47 and it was seconded by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP, Imo). The Senate also resolved to include a clause in the Appropriation Act to mandate the executive to revert to National Assembly for any expenditure that would be in variance with approved benchmark.
The Senate has referred the 2018 budget to the committee on Appropriations chaired by Senator Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe).
The House of Representatives also passed the budget and referred it to the committee on appropriation, while other committees will serve as subcommittees.

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Last week the Nigerian Army unveiled a new language policy in which it mandated all soldiers to learn and be proficient in the three major Nigerian languages of Hausa, Yoruba and within one year. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, made his first appearance at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja with a crowd of supporters where he said this is the moment for the PDP. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari will achieve four critical political things during his visit to Kano State today, Senator Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano), has said. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) under the aegis of Access Nigeria: Disability Votes Matter Campaign, have urged fellow citizens to give them more access in electoral participation to enable them contribute to national development. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman, the All Progressives Congress has assured members of the party that the exit of former Vice- President Atiku Abubakar from it will not affect it in anyway. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has denied the media report that that suggested that the forum has approved the purported second term bidof President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
PDP in Anambra is in fresh crisis after a row emerged among members over a list of delegates at its state congress on Monday. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The Enugu State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday endorsed Chief Raymond Dokpesi as its candidate for the partys national chairman to be elected at Saturdays National Convention.

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
To be on leave from work for one month while ones salary is still flowing is one of the brightest ideas that the Whiteman ever brought to this country. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
I am sharing my thoughts in this article, not necessarily as the Governor of Lagos State but as a Nigerian; a Nigerian who wants to see progress and sustainable growth in our country. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Back in 2010 when President Umaru Yaradua was ill and out of the country, I received a phone call from a foreign radio station. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Between the gunman who opened fire inside a church during early morning mass; the gang that raided a high school hostel, carted away six students and held them in the creeks for weeks until their parents coughed out a ransom payment; the bandits that blocked one of the countrys most vital highways, snatched motorists from their cars and bundled them into the bush until ransom was paid; the herdsmen and the communal warriors that surrounded villages, set them ablaze and killed everyone in sight; 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Catfish farmers using earthen ponds, surface tanks, plastic tanks etc. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The Federal Government has said it plans to generate 3,000 megawatts (mw) of electricity through 10,000 mini grids to energise underserved off-grid communities across the country by 2020. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Forte Oil PLC has launched a 1. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited, through its reward scheme tagged FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 4, has rewarded and empowered a total of 2,576 of its customers within the eight months the promo ran. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Society of Mining Engineers (NSME) has tasked the Federal Government to provide necessary equipment and other resources to ensure the country produces the required manpower to diversify the economy through solid minerals. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance), Mr. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Delta Air Lines yesterday marked its 10thanniversary of nonstop service between Lagos and Atlanta with 1. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
A financial expert with FXTM, Lukman Otunuga, has said a lot has changed for the better in the economy since February, 2017, owing to the positive moves of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Why watch a video on your phone or tablet when you can get a device for as little as $30 to stream shows on a big-screen TV'Apple, Google, Amazon , Roku and dozens of others are all competing to be your gateway to online videos. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
England lock Maro Itoje fractured his jaw playing for Saracens against Harlequins on Sunday, a scan has shown. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has sacked Hugo Broos 10 months after the coach masterminded an unexpected African Nations Cup triumph. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
This years edition of the NCC Tennis League will come a fitting climax at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club this weekend, with playoff for third and fourth places preceding the championship match. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The Ministry of Youth And Sports will give support to the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria whose athletes recently qualified for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The Federal Government will spend about N3 billion on Super Eagles for the FIFA World Cup tournament holding in Russia next year, Sports Minister Solomon Dalung disclosed on Tuesday. 
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