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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [28 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 28 December, 2017.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) could not account for N12.662 billion they spent in 2015, the report of the Auditor General of the Federation has said.
The audit report obtained by Daily Trust showed that Immigration has the largest share of N9.076 billion, and prisons has N3.586 billion.


 
The report indicated that out of the N9.075 billion unaccounted for by the Immigration service, N4.985 billion was for salary variations, both surplus, and deficit, while N4.087 billion was for other expenses all of which were incurred at the service headquarters in Abuja.
The sum of N3.747 million was incurred by the NIS Training School, Imo State command, the report said.
The report said there were variances of between -0.15 percent and 0.78 percent in the NIS salary records from February to December 2015 using January payment as the base.
“The monthly variances were February, N3.230m; March, N3.543m; April, N2.192bn; May, N407.523m; June, N478.812m; July, N1.058bn; August, N77,621; September, N437.772m; October, N285.325m; November, N103.374m and December, N15.887m.
“It is worrisome that there were no authority, variation and variation control records raised and maintained to support each month’s variation, as stipulated by the Financial Regulations,” the report said.
Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Yusuf Buhari, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, had a bike accident Tuesday night around Gwarimpa area in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement yesterday.


 
Shehu said Yusuf broke a limb and had an injury to the head, as a result. 
According to him, Yusuf has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja and he was in a stable condition. 
Shehu said the president and his wife, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, were thankful to Nigerians for the good wishes and prayers for their son.
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar also commiserated with the first family through his twitter handle @atiku. He said “Our thoughts are with the first family - our family will be praying for you. We wish Yusuf a speedy recovery.”
Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Many fuel outlets in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and Kano metropolis remain empty and shut their gates to customers despite the promise by NNPC to end the fuel queues as at yesterday.
On Sunday, the NNPC set up a ‘Fuel War Room’ among other measures to end the scarcity in two days. The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru said on Sunday that the NNPC had commenced a 24-hour loading and sales operations at all depots and its mega stations across the country. “Major marketers were also advised to carry out 24-hour operations, most of whom have been complying. This has increased load-out from the Depots significantly and continuous sales at the filling stations nationwide”.


 
Our survey yesterday showed that only a few filling stations were dispensing fuel to motorists with limited pumps, though with less vehicles on queues in most of the major cities across the country. There were also few vehicles on the roads, an indication that perhaps many motorists parked their vehicles at home for lack of fuel.
Transport fares still remained very high. For instance, in Lagos transport fare from Ogba to CMS which was initially N300 has gone up to N500 while Ikeja to Ojuelegba which was N200 has risen to N400. Also, from Ojuelegba back to Ikeja now N500.
Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The demise of the 11th Emir of Katagum Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir Umar penultimate Saturday at the age of 89 robbed Nigeria of one of its most prominent traditional rulers and elder statesmen. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Nigerian youth have been admonished to shun money-bag politicians so as to secure their future and achieve successful life beyond the 2019 election. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
In 14 months time, the people of Oyo State will elect a new governor for another four-year term. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Leadership of the All Progressive congress (APC) in Ondo state has appealed to all members of the party especially those on sabbatical to return to the party. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The emergence of Yakubu Dogara as speaker of the House of Representatives has turned out to be a blessing to the younger generation and the ruling party, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Kano State government has condemned what it called unsavory remarks against President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Kwankwasiyya Group. 


Thu, 28 Dec 2017
A customary court siting in Mapo, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, yesterday ordered the family of Mr and Mrs Agboola to vacate a room apartment they have been residing at SW846, Yemetu Alaadorin, Ibadan, over non-remittance of rent and security fees cumulative at N8,220. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
A commercial driver, Mr Alao Olaide, yesterday told a customary court sitting in Mapo, Ibadan, that it should help him to beg his wife, Mrs Hannah Alao, who has sued to divorce him. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The chairman of the Osun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, who is also the Amir-ul-Hajj of the state, Barrister Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan, has explained that pilgrims from the state who performed the 2016 and 2017 hajj, were given a refund of part of their hajj fare because certain welfare services were not satisfactorily rendered to them during the exercise. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
One hundred beneficiaries drawn from the Larfarge Africa PLC host communities in the Remo land area of Ogun State have benefited from a N5 million bursary grant. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
A total of 180 suspected drug barons have been arrested for allegedly being in possession of over 3,331 kilogrammes of narcotic drugs in Nasarawa State. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
A one chance suspect was set ablaze by a mob on Friday morning at Madallah in Suleja, Niger State. 


Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said the his ministry would support the agricultural initiatives of the Nigerian Military. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
In 2014, the World Bank in collaboration with the federal and Kogi State governments began the implementation of the FADAMA III Additional Financing (FADAMA III-AF) project aimed at increasing production of certain crops. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has warned local government administrators and political office holders against diversion of agricultural equipment procured for farmers in the state Governor Bello who gave the warning in Lokoja on Sunday while commissioning agricultural equipment worth several millions of naira and unveiling the confluence rice , said the procurement of the equipment was aimed at enhancing agricultural production in the state. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Commercial goat farming is becoming increasingly popular across the country. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
(Recommended by MK Adam Rano, General Secretary, NSGDAN)The goat penThe site for the pen should slope gently on firm ground to allow good drainage. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Katsina State Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Salisu Gambo, has urged all stakeholders of Dandume market to prioritise the development of the facility for business growth and improved revenue generation. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Center for Food Technology and Research, African Center (CEFTER) for Control of Post Harvest Losses in Benue State University, Makurdi, has exhibited 140 products from different varieties of crops grown in the state.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Following the recent scarcity of the Premium Motor Sprit (PMS) also known as petrol, stakeholders have attributed that irregular Turn-Around Maintenance (TAM) for refineries across the country led to the present sub-optimal operation of refineries in Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
India is set to surpass China as the biggest importer of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) this month as a drive to replace wood and animal dung fires for cooking boosts consumption. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Many fuel outlets in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and Kano metropolis remain empty and shut their gates to customers despite the promise by NNPC to end the fuel queues as at yesterday. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Association of Forensic and Investigative Auditors (AFIA) has estimated that 60 percent of annual revenues of government agencies are lost to corruption in Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Crude slipped from the highest level in two and a half years amid light trading volume and reports that repairs to a Libyan pipeline should wrap up next week. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
It was avalanche of flight cancellations yesterday at airports across the country as passengers got stranded over bad weather which prevented take off and landing of aircraft. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the worlds largest jetliner, the A380 superjumbo, if it fails to win a key order from Dubais Emirates, three people familiar with the matter said.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The global software provider, Microsoft, alongside Accenture and a number of Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) have trained over 16,000 youth across schools and communities in Nigeria in what was dubbed: Hour of Code. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists its not in my interest how many goals Roberto Firmino scores as he appreciates the effort and quality the Brazilian delivers for Liverpool. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Former Super Eagles versatile player Garba Lawal said hes glad that Nigerian international Musa Mohammed is back to his best at Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Bulgarian top flight and that its a matter of time before he gets back into Gernot Rohrs team. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Anderlecht coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck does not think Henry Onyekuru would have sufficiently recovered before Nigeria play their first game at the 2018 World Cup against Croatia. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Novak Djokovic is relishing his return to tennis after being out of the game for nearly six months. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will offer Jack Wilshere a new Arsenal contract, and says hes open to strengthening the squad in the January transfer window. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
French Ligue 1 club Angers SCO are interested in signing former Nigeria international Vincent Enyeama, few days before the winter transfer market officially opens for business. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
CHAN Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf, said the team was prepared to prosecute a successful football engagement in the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in Morocco.