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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday12 December, 2017.


Tue, 12 Dec 2017

The Federal Government has been called upon to restructure the Nigeria Police Force and put an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).


 
The call came from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Delta State on Monday during a peaceful rally in Warri to mark the World Human Rights Day.

They called on the Federal Government to restructure the entire Nigeria Police force for better performance.

The protesters, largely made up of youths, had converged at the Enerhen Junction, a boundary between Warri and Uvwie Local Government Area at about 11:00 a.m.

The protesters, who however did not obstruct vehicular movement and other commercial activities in the city, held placards with the inscriptions like: ” We are Nigerians, our rights no bi privilege, respect my right, end SARS, “I walk around with my laptop does not make me a Yahoo boy.

Other inscriptions included: “Dreadlocks, tattoos no be Yahoo boy, ” “End SARS now,” “reform Nigeria Police,” “SARS must respect human rights in Delta,” among others.

The leader of the protesters, Mr Kehinde Taiga, while speaking to journalists, said the brutality of the Nigeria Police, particularly SARS was becoming unbecoming in the country.

Taiga, who is the Chairman, Committee for the Defence of Human Right (CDHR), Delta State chapter, said restructuring the police was a better option to end the brutality.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017

As Nigerians grapple with the resurgence of long queues for petrol in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country, motorists and commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as okada riders in Osun State, had a hectic time buying fuel at filling stations in Osogbo, the state capital, and other cities, on Monday.


 
Findings by the Nigerian Tribune indicated that only few petrol stations in Osogbo were dispensing fuel to private cars owners and commercial buses, as there were long queues of motorists, waiting patiently to buy the essential product.

Though fuel attendants were still dispensing petrol at the rate of N145 per litre, the queues were long as many car owners thronged few fuel stations, selling the products at Ogo Oluwa, Osogbo, on the stretch of Gbongan- Ibadan expressway.

Our correspondent, who monitored the situation discovered that virtually all the fuel stations, along Oke-Fia to Dada Estate areas of the state capital were not selling fuel to motorists as their facilities were under lock and key.

Investigations indicated that some of the petrol marketers, who locked up their filling stations were still having the product, but deliberately refused to sell in anticipation of an official increase in the price of petroleum products.

Some fuel attendants, who spoke to our correspondents, said they were still selling the product at N145 per litre, explaining that the long queues of motorists for petrol may have been informed by the seeming non-availability of the product in some filling stations in Osogbo and few other communities.

One of the attendants, identified as Mr Akeem Bolarinwa told our correspondent that “we have not increased the price we are selling. It is still N145 per litre. I believe that of other stations have fuel, they will sell to the people. They don’t have fuel. But, we still have in our stock and we will continue to sell until we run out of stock”.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
MORE facts have emerged on why Nigeria lost in its bid to get re-elected into the Category C of the just concluded International Maritime Organisation (IMO) council election recently held in London. Speaking on the [...]The post Why Nigeria lost IMO council election 'NIMASA DG appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apoon Mondayasked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris to file his defence in the suit seeking an order of the court directing the [...]The post Court asks IGP to defend action in land tussle matter appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Lagos State Government,on Monday, commenced the demolition of structures at Agege Pen Cinema to pave way for the proposed construction of a flyover. Several buildings including shops, canteens, and stalls, among others, were demolished. [...]The post Groaning, as Lagos begins demolition of buildings for Agege flyover appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has entered into Memorandum of Understanding with Bank of Industry, Central Bank of Nigeria and other financial institutions to give soft loans to corps members to establish their dream [...]The post NYSC partners CBN, BOI, others on youth entrepreneurship appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has disclosed that the commission recovered N2billion in 2017 alone over 60 per cent more than its highest ever recovery of about N400- millionwithin 12 months. Disclosing this yesterday [...]The post EFCC recovers N2bn in Rivers in2017 appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Africas largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines is proud to announce its first all Women flight to Nigeria. Women are expected to fill every role on the flight; from the pilots and cabin crew to in [...]The post Amsale Gualu to captain first international all women operated flight to Nigeria appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Nigerias power generation peaks at 5,155megawatts almost two years after it attained the highest supply of 5,019MWs in January 2016. In January 2016, the country had attained the highest grid supply of 5,019MWs but was [...]The post Power generation peaks at 5,155MWs for first time in 23 months appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Ibadan Council of Obas, on Monday, rose from a meeting at the Mapo Hall, Ibadan, accusing the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, of acts capable of undermining his office. The council, therefore, issued [...]The post Ibadan obas threaten to remove Olubadan appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the armed forces to work closely with the relevant security agencies to evolve new strategies to tackle the insurgency. The president made the call on Monday while declaring open [...]The post Ibadan conference: Buhari, Ajimobi charge army on insurgency campaign appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Presidency has started consultations over the recurrent clashes between farmers and Fulani herdsmen around the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo kick-started the initiativeon Mondaywhen he met with some traditional rulers and elders from the [...]The post Farmers/Fulani clashes: Presidency begins consultations appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
For Nigeria to become a great nation, not only Africa but the whole world, women and youth participation in policy-making has been identified as a way out. Walter Carrington, the former United States Ambassador to [...]The post 'Youth, women future of greater Nigeria 'Walter Carrington appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
THE Speaker of the House of Representative, Hon Yakubu Dogara has declared that the provision of section 143 of the 1999 constitution has made it impossible for any President of the country to be impeached. [...]The post Its impossible to impeach the President under Nigerian 1999 constitution 'Dogara appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
AS the electoral sub-committee of the national convention committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) commenced the collation of the ballots late on Saturday, the resolute of the most coveted seat on hand had become [...]The post How Secondus won PDP's chairmanship appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Twenty-four hours after the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its new leadership engaged the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership over party affairs and governance in the country. Firing the first salvo, the [...]The post 24 hours after convention: PDP, APC in fiery exchanges appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
AFRICAN trade union organisations from 25 African countries and their civil society organisations have met in Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, to deliberate on how to contribute to the improvement and acceleration of the implementation [...]The post ITUC-Africa, OTUWA meet on ECOWAS free trade and migration appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
THE Federal Government has constituted a tripartite-plus consultative meeting for the review of the National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health. The move is to develop a robust Occupational Safety and Health Management System in [...]The post FG constitutes tripartite committee to review Occupational Safety and Health Policy appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to do whatever it takes to fix the prevailing problem of fuel scarcity within the next few days. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba condemned [...]The post NLC urges FG to fix fuel scarcity appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Airtel Nigeria has announced the commencement of the fourth edition of its award-winning and flagship Corporate Social Responsibity (CSR) initiative, Airtel Touching Lives. Airtel Touching Lives, which is aimed at promoting the culture of giving [...]The post Airtel announces return of Touching Lives CSR initiative appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Members of the Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI) Networkon Mondaykick-started a month-long 'Transparency and Good Governance Campaign' in commemoration of the 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day. The campaign which seeks to explore ways in which individuals [...]The post US Ambassador to Nigeria, Symington, launches YALI transparency campaign in Lagos appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
In a bid to make the DStv installation process seamless for customers, MultiChoice Nigeria has disclosed that it has launched an app for DStv installers as a part of its installation ecosystem. The DStv Installer [...]The post MultiChoice Nigeria up the ante with app for DStv installers appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
People living in the community situated around Igbokoda River, an oil-producing area in Ondo State, are at risk, as a study has shown that the river suffers pollution from heavy metals. According to the study [...]The post Heavy metal pollution: Igbokoda River community at risk 'Study appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
As Technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Analytics continue to transform and disrupt the business world, the Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr Lanre Kolade, has once again called on [...]The post Businesses can be more productive with new technologies 'Vodacom boss appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Ericsson has said that mobile telephone subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa would increase to 990 million by 2023. The Head of Customer Unit, West Africa, Ericsson, Mr Nicholas Blixell, made the disclosure, while presenting the 'Ericsson [...]The post Sub-Saharan Africa mobile telephone subscriptions to hit 990m by 2023 'Ericsson appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
World delegates on December 6 committed to a pollution-free planet at the close of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, with resolutions and pledges promising to improve the lives of billions across the globe [...]The post At UN environment summit, delegates commit to pollution-free planet appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an inadequate tool for measuring social wellbeing and environmental integrity. This is because many socially and environmentally damaging activities such as fossil fuel exploitation and financial speculation are things that [...]The post Green economy: 'GDP inadequate to measure social wellbeing' appeared first on Tribune.