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Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday26 December, 2017.

Tue, 26 Dec 2017

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose on the Christmas Day supervised sales of fuel to motorists in Ado Ekiti in fulfillment of his promise to release 80 per cent of the petrol in the Government House fuel dump to two petrol stations in Ado Ekiti to be sold at N145 per litre.

The Governor also accused the All Progressives Congress, APC led Federal Government of deliberately using fuel scarcity to browbeat Nigerians into accepting increase pump price.

The Governor said that though the Federal Government intends to increase the pump price, but it didn’t know how to go about it.

Fayose who stated this on Monday while supervising the sales of State government assisted petrol at N145 a litre to the people at Alade filling station along Iyin road, Ado-Ekiti, in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said that he decided to sell government petrol to people at control price so as to alleviate their suffering.

He said, “this is the sacrifice we have to make as a responsible government to alleviate the suffering of the people, because this is a black Christmas. They cant move.

“It is time for Nigerians to take me seriously that the Federal Government wants to increase the pump price. Ordinarily, the N145 is too much for the people not to talk of increasing it. Today I tell you that there is queue even at black market.

“This also why I decided not to be parts of the $1 billion Boko Haram funds because our needs varies. Not until Nigeria is run like a federation, we will only be wasting our time. People must decide the way forward for Nigeria.

“I have said it before that 2019 is an opportunity for Nigerians to make a choice, either to change the change or to continue this suffering,” he said. 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Osun State House of Assembly under the leadership of Honourable Najeem Salam has congratulated Christians on the celebration of 2017 Christmas, urging the people to learn from the life of Jesus Christ. It urged Christians [...]The post Christmas: Osun Assembly wants Nigerians to learn from Jesus Christs life appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Rev. Nuhu Ubale of the Evangelical Church Wining All (ECWA) Three, English Yelwan, has appealed to christian faithful to be kind to every one, irrespective of religious belief. Ubale made the call in Bauchi on [...]The post Be kind to all, clergy urges Christian faithful appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
A combined team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and security agents on Sunday uncovered illegal reservoirs of fuel in Abuja. Speaking at the site of the mini depot, [...]The post NNPC, DPR uncover illegal fuel reseviours in Abuja appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will resolve fuel challenges in days. Speaking during an impromptu visit to Lagos on Monday, Osinbajo stated that, having held meeting with major oil [...]The post Fuel scarcity will be resolved in days, says Osinbajo appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Says he's much better now after treatment President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday admitted that the year 2017 has been a very tough one for Nigerians and is hopeful that next year will be much better. [...]The post 2017 has been tough for Nigerians, Buhari admits appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), on Monday, dispensed Motor Premium Spirit (PMS) for free at MANI Petrol Station in Mowe area of Ogun State. This development was received with wild jubilation by customers who [...]The post Christmas: DPR sells fuel for free in Ogun appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop deceiving Nigerians with words of assurances when he has no clue on how to bring smiles on the faces of the [...]The post Nigerians, tired of your assurances 'PDP tells Buhari appeared first on Tribune.