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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 23 December, 2017.

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The lingering fuel scarcity across the country is making the approaching Yuletide and New Year celebrations sour for many travellers, as the fares on land, air and sea transportation have soared beyond their estimation.

Two weeks after the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and state-owned oil company, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) vowed to find a lasting solution to the problem of fuel crisis in the country, the challenge has gone from bad to worse, making the celebration bleak for most Christians.

Travellers, who were hoping to join their families for the celebration were yesterday disappointed, as cost of transportation doubled in the midst of limited number of vehicles willing to convey them.


While the NNPC had insisted there was enough storage of products in the country, trade associations said a supply shortfall above 80 per cent existed in the value chain and must be filled, otherwise the situation would not abate.

Major associations in the value chain, especially Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DPPMA) told The Guardian in separate telephone conversations that their members do not have adequate supply of the product.
Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari, as Minister of Petroleum Resources, to find a quick solution to the lingering fuel scarcity now ravaging all parts of the country.

The PDP, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday insisted that it is not enough for the President to sit in his comfort zone and put the blames of the fuel scarcity at the doorsteps of marketers, while Nigerians continue to suffer untold hardship.

The opposition party noted: “The unbearable fuel situation in the country is completely unacceptable; Mr. President must become up and doing. He should not allow anybody to push him to claim that the issue of fuel scarcity is not under the purview of the Minister of Petroleum Resources. When he took office as President of Nigeria and also as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, he was aware that the buck stops at his table.


It continued: “Nigerians must not be made to suffer especially at this time of the year when we have the Yuletide and New Year festivities, which come with a lot of activities.

“This is the same APC government that promised that it would make fuel available and affordable. Today, under their deceitful and corrupt watch, fuel has not only become extremely scarce, the price has also risen from where the PDP left it at N86.50k per liter to as high as N300 per liter and above.

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has again condemned the federal government over its nonchalant attitude towards ending the fuel scarcity being experienced across the country, calling for immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari as the Minister of Petroleum.

The governor called for the immediate resignation of President Buhari as the Minister of Petroleum, noting: “It is obvious that the president has failed in all ramifications and he needs to do Nigerians a favour by relinquishing the portfolio of Minister of Petroleum.”

Fayose who reiterated his position that the All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government was punishing Nigerians with fuel scarcity so as to achieve its planned increment of petrol pump price from N145 to not less than N185 per litre, added; “Already, fuel is being sold officially at between N180 and N200 at petrol stations across the country.”


In a release issued on Friday, Governor Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, quoted him as saying that “it is sad that this government had to choose this Christmas and New Year period to ground Nigeria with the fuel scarcity that it deliberately orchestrated.”

Fayose said: “Like I said a few days ago, what the federal government is doing is to create scarcity so that Nigerians will be willing to buy at any price, provided the product is made available 
Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Fans of the reality TV Show Keeping Up With The Kardashians can rejoice as the mom-to-be has confirmed via a tweet that her pregnancy will be featured on the show. She confirmed this after a fan asked her about it, her response was: "Yes! It all happened during production so yes! Super cool to have [] 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Justin Bieber has taken his rekindled romance with Selena Gomez to another level. Justin who is unashamed of his new religious stand has invited Hillsong pastor, Carl Lentz, into the relationship to guide them from following the "same pattern" in the future. Although it hasn't been confirmed if they are dating, sources say the two [] 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
It is amazing to know that a season and not the condition of one's affairscan really influence the mood of people all over the world. In different continents, a lot of people revere Christmas season so much that they dedicate a lot of time buying Christmas themed products. Like the snow during winter, these noticeable [] 


Sat, 23 Dec 2017
As dusk sets on another year, it is time once again for us to perform our annual ritual of looking back and then peering ahead.In looking back at 2017... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said although Nigeria is said to have exitedrecession, the economy still remains largely vulnerable. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
By now, the popular Lagos-Benin Expressway would be experiencing major traffic, as commuters from different parts of the country, especially southeasterners, head home for Christmas holiday. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Rave of the moments Reekado Banks, L.A.X and Humble Smith got fans in the ancient city of Benin dancing to their hits like Easy 'Jeje', Problem, Caro, Ginger, Osinachi, Focus... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
When Ethiopian Airlines announced plans to host a select group of Nigerian media to a special tour of the ancient city of Addis Ababa, it was cheering news for the journalists... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Don't ever allow people to make you believe that you are empty, simply because you don't carry what they carry. People will always trivialise what you have... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Music Artistes in Nigeria have shown admiration to theambition of Lagos State government to explore the potentials ofthe entertainment industry as a springboard... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Sometimes one can literally have one's cake and eat it. What have you to say about living in a tropical paradise where it doesn't ever get freezing cold... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The Christmas season is here again and this set of top Nollywood celebrities seem to agree that the season, for them, represents an opportunity... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has flagged off the third and final dry run of the Calabar Carnival with a pledge to help turn the event into a major global attraction. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Thisday Newspaper columnist, Lanre Alfred, has released a new book titled The Titans: Amazing Exploits of Nigeria's Greatest Achievers.The book... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
All is set for this year's edition of the annual Ogbunike Cave Carnival (OCC) billed to open on December 20 and runs through January 1, 2018. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Recent events in Plateau State have shown Governor Simon Lalong that his decision to employ sports as a tool to build the state's tourism industry is yielding dividend. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Omu Resort, a family destination resort in Lagos, is set to hold its first Annual Food Festival, to celebrate diverse culinary experiences in Nigeria. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Angry mob yesterday at the popular Ogbeogonogo Market, Asaba Delta State, allegedly lynched a suspected pickpocket. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson yesterday proposed a budget estimate of N295.5bn to the House of Assembly for the year, 2018. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Department of Petroleum Resource (DPR) in Kebbi State has ordered seven fueling stations in Birnin Kebbi to reverse their pump price from 175 Naira to the official price of 145 Naira or face stiff sanctions. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu yesterday presented N171, 268, 000, 000 billion as the budget for the 2018 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
So, we were engaged again and Tunji had suggested the most ridiculous thing in the world! A secret wedding! I knew the one thing that would infuriate... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Former Lagos State First Lady Abimbola Fashola, Tony Rapu, Timi Dakolo, Timilehin Bello and Yaw have joined the list of attendees for the upcoming... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The maiden Prince Ned Nwoko/Delta Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) tennis championship will commence today at the Prince Ned Nwoko Resort in Asaba. 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Another Christmas is here again and we all know it is a season of giving and receiving gifts. Despite the economic crunch in the country, the recession...