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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Thursday13 December, 2017.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
BARELY four months after an office belonging to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja, was attacked by some persons, a house belonging to the commission’s acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, was, on Tuesday night, attacked by gunmen.


 
The men were said to have attacked the house located on a farm belonging to Magu at Karshi, Abuja, at about 10.00 p.m. and rustled some cattle and sheep in the farm.

A source in the anti-corruption commission informed the Nigerian Tribune that when the attackers arrived the farm, they opened fire on the policemen guarding the place.

The source added that Tuesday’s attack on the farm was the second in recent months.

This, the source, stated was the reason some policemen were deployed in the farm.

It was learnt that a police sergeant was killed in the attack on the farmhouse.

Meanwhile, the anti-graft agency, on Wednesday, confirmed the attack,  saying, however, that it would not speculate on the motives behind the attack.

A statement made available to the Nigerian Tribune by the commission’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, assured that despite the attack, EFCC would not be deterred in its mission to rid Nigeria of corruption.


 
“The EFCC confirms an attack on the property of the acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, which unfortunately resulted in the death of a security official.

“The property, a farmhouse located in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja, was attacked by gunmen at about 10.00 p.m. on December 12.

“The unidentified men killed a police sergeant on duty. The incident was the second such attack on the same farmhouse.

“While the commission will not speculate on the motives for the attack or the sponsors, it wishes to state that the EFCC under the leadership of Magu will not be deterred in its mission of ridding Nigeria of corruption,” the statement said.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017

No fewer than 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles were on Wednesday afternoon burnt when a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin (LGA) of Lagos State.
 
The fire started at noon and raged for about an hour.

Firefighters arrived at the scene about 30 minutes later but did not have enough water to quench the fire.

A witness, Mr Olufemi Popoola, that the tanker, coming from Apple Junction and going to FESTAC Town was ascending the bridge but suddenly rolled back and fell.

The impact of the fall separated the tank from the body, resulting in an explosion, according to Popoola.

He said that some residents and passers-by attacked the fire with buckets of water to no avail.

Popoola, who lives in FESTAC, said that the fire from the tanker spilled over to nearby vehicles, forcing their occupants to run, abandoning them.

“The fire then spilled into a car shop on the foot of the bridge, burning some of the cars, while the attendants quickly drove out some.
 
“Furniture items, bags and boxes displayed for sale on the foot of the bridge all burnt,’’ he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The vehicles burnt included a 2010 Toyota Highlander and a commercial bus.

The fire caused gridlock on the bridge and in the adjoining roads.

A crowd of affected persons and sympathisers gathered at the scene to lament the situation.

One of the owners of the burnt motorcycles, Mr Akuko Okoli, said that he narrowly escaped death.

It was not clear at the time of the report whether any life was lost to the fire.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
THE new iMac Pro will be released in a matter of days, giving Apple fans something to get excited again. The computer was unveiled as a surprise at the companys Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in [...]The post Apple new release iMac Pro will cost about N1.78m appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Osun State House of Assembly,on Wednesday, issued a warrant of arrest against former Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr MuyiwaIgeover the alleged land matter at Ilobu area of the state. Though details [...]The post Osun Assembly issues warrant for arrest of Bola Iges son 'I was never invited'Muyiwa Ige appeared first on Tribune. 


Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State,on Wednesdayannounced the payment of earned allowance to its workers, in compliance with the federal governments directives. They also implored the striking members of Non Academic [...]The post OAU pays earned allowance to workers appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Nigerian Tribune has won four awards at the 2017 Nigeria Media Merit Awards, held at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, on Wednesday. Nigerian Tribune won the coveted Prize for Editorial Writing of the Year; Sulaimon [...]The post Nigerian Tribune wins Editorial Writing of the Year, 3 other awards at NMMA 2017 appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday officially unveiled an ultra modern recreational park in Alausa, Ikeja, in honour of three former governors of the state, namely Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson (rtd), Alhaji Lateef Kayode [...]The post Ambode opens Johnson, Jakande, Tinubu parks in Alausa appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated its preparedness to bury activities of opposition parties in the current political dispensation. This was as it concluded arrangements to welcome former governor of the state, Chief Adebayo [...]The post Mother of all defections: Alao-Akala, Folarin, Adigun, Arapaja, others officially join APC in Oyo appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
The panel set up by the Ekti State government to look into the accounts and financial transactions of the state from October 2010 to October 2014 has submitted its report to Governor Ayodele Fayose. The [...]The post Probe panel on Fayemis administration submits report appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as false reports in some sections of the media that he was keen on replacing Professor Yemi Osinbajo as [...]The post I have no plan to replace Osinbajo as VP 'Tinubu appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Three boaters caught in a viral video dragging a shark at a high speed through the waterhave been charged with felonyin Florida, United States. The Florida boaters were seen the viral video dragging a shark [...]The post VIDEO: 3 men charged to court for abusing fish in United States appeared first on Tribune.