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Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Monday25 December, 2017.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The 2017 Christmas celebration will be an unforgettable one for little Master Nengi Jaja as he landed for  himself a N40-million Scholarship of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for his musical talent. 

Young Nengi Jaja emerged as a 2nd Runner Up in an international music festival where over 10000 children participated.

The scholarship worth N40million will cover the education of Master Jaja from Secondary  School up to University Level.

Governor Wike announced the Scholarship on Sunday at the State Ecumenical Centre in Port Harcourt during the Thanksgiving Service in honour of Prince Uche Secondus where the young musician performed  soul lifting songs.

The governor directed the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Province 5 to open an account for the musician in laision with his family for the purpose of his training.

He urged the church to closely monitor and guard the young musician to ensure that he fulfils his destiny.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Sunday, announced the release of 80 per cent of petrol in the Government House fuel dump to the public to buy at N145 per litre.
A government statement, which explained the move by the governor, said it was “to reduce the effects of the current fuel scarcity in Ekiti State.”
The statement said Governor Fayose directed that 80 percent of the petrol in the fuel dump would be released to two petrol stations in Ado Ekiti, the state capital to be sold to the public at the control price of N145 per litre.
Governor Fayose, who announced the gesture via his twitter handle @GovAyoFayose said “I cannot be keeping fuel in government house while our people keep suffering.”
He said: “I have asked them to pump out 80% of the petrol in the Government House fuel dump to be sold at control price of N145. The maximum a single individual can buy will be 25 litres.”
Further to the tweet, it was explained that 60,000 litres of fuel is in the dump and 80 per cent of that would be 48,000 litres for the buying public.
From the instruction that no individual should get more than 25 litres, it  is estimated that no fewer than 1,920 people would get to buy from the fuel.
While the time and stations for the purchase is still being awaited, the government statement quoted the governor as saying “I am going to town to locate the two petrol stations where the petrol will be sold.”
Fayose, who lamented the hardship being faced by Nigerians as a result of the petrol scarcity, said “the APC led federal government has turned the joy of Nigerians to groaning. People can not travel to meet their families because of the wickedness of this APC government.
 “This hardship is too much for Nigerians to bear at this time and it is obvious that President Muhammadu Buhari does not have solution to the fuel scarcity.”
The petrol scarcity in the state has led to the crippling of commercial activities in most parts of the state, especially the state capital.
Transport fare has skyrocketed, with increase of as much as 150 percent in some routes.
Petrol also sells for N300 per litre in some petrol stations while no one could explicitly say what the cause of the scarcity is.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has described the documentary made by the Presidency to show the human side of Buhari as an inhuman gesture by the Buhari-led administration 'at a time when [...]The post Group condemns 'human side of Buhari' documentary appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
FOLLOWING mounting pressure from the public for him to personally address the debilitating fuel scarcity in the country, President Muhammadu Buharion Sundayspoke out for the first time, expressing his sympathy for Nigerians over their suffering. [...]The post Finally, Buhari speaks on fuel scarcity appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
THE incompetence of the All Progressive Congress (APC) government has ensured that Nigerians this year are witnessing the worst Yuletide ever in the nation's history, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said. In its message [...]The post This is worst Yuletide ever 'PDP appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Bidemi Zakariyau is the Founder & CEO of one of the fastest growing PR agencies in Nigeria, LSF|PR, a full service public relations agency with core competencies in corporate communications, consumer and lifestyle brands. She [...]The post Zakariyau's resilience: How she built a PR firm with no financial support appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The equities market reversed the previous week loss on bargain hunting to record 22 basis points northward as the Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index (NSE ASI) and market capitalisation appreciated by 0.22 per cent to [...]The post Equities market goes up by 0.22% WoW appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
A master plan is a long-term perspective guiding the sustainable, planned development of the city. On March 27, the draft copies of Ibadan City Master Plan (ICMP) were presented to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo [...]The post Still on Ibadan city master plan appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The recent announcement of Mr Jordi Borrut Bel as the successor of Nigerian Breweries Plc interim Managing Director, Johan Doyer, brought to the fore the preference of expatriates by multinational for the chief executive position. [...]The post Multinational companies and preference for expatriate CEOs appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
IT is a crime to say that this Christmas is merry. In the last three weeks at least, Nigerians have been experiencing arguably one of the most horrendous fuel crises since the return to civil [...]The post Fuelling agonies at Christmas appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
IF Nigerians, especially Southern Nigerians, knew how the minds of the human smugglers of Libya worked, there would be zero incentive for young ones to leave their kith and kindred behind and embark on perilous [...]The post Inside the mind of Libya's slave masters appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
As the year 2017 wraps up and the financial sector of the Nigerian economy brace up for the new year 2018, CHIMA NWOKOJI in this report, reviews key policy issues that made the year eventful [...]The post A banking year, in an economy wriggling out of recession appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
IF you are above 50, then you should be reading this. If you never reach, take a number and stand in line because e go soon reach you. I mean, 'Old Age' is coming for [...]The post Over the bar appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
This is wishing all readers of Leadership and Management a very merry Christmas. May the best of this season locate everyone. May your joy transcend this season and extend even beyond the ensuing year. [...]The post Leading in difficult times appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
In line with its strategic objective to increase the number of asset classes traded on its platform, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has revealed plans to introduce Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETDs) in the Nigerian capital [...]The post NSE to consider Exchange Traded Derivatives appeared first on Tribune.