NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Friday8th December, 2017.

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
he Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while making the final preparation for its national convention to elect its new national officers on Saturday, several petitions against aspirants have flooded the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
 
According to most of the petitions sighted by newsmen, on Thursday, written to the national chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and the chairman, national convention committee, Governor Ifenayi Okowa, the petitioners demanded for the outright disqualification of certain aspirants.

The petitioners said that their demands became necessary to avoid a situation where the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would start chasing elected officers of the party shortly after the convention.

Some of the petitions also bothered on alleged falsification of delegates lists by some powerful members of the party without due consultations with others.

For an instance, a law firm, Papal Juris Mondial Attorneys, petitioned the committee seeking the disqualification of a candidate for the national organizing secretary (name withheld) for alleged misconduct.

In the petition dated December 5, and signed by Onyebuchi Nwosu, the petitioners accused him of misconduct, misrepresentation and misappropriation of the party funds while he was an official of the party from 2012 to 2014.

The petition added that Akobundu did not resign his position as vice chairman of the PDP in the zone when he was appointed as the Minister of State for Defence in 2014.

“There is first hand and highly classified information that the aforementioned candidate contesting for the position of the national organising secretary of the party, had flouted the party’s constitution during his tenure,” the petition added.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017

Following refusal of states to collect their October 2017 allocations, which was to have been shared in November, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been forced to increase what it contributed to federation account for the month.
As a result, the three tiers of government on Thursday shared a total of NN52.758 billion after removal of costs of collection by revenue generating agencies.
Chairman, Forum of Finance Commissioners (FFC), Mahmoud Yunusa told correspondents shortly after the postponed FAAC meeting finally held that “the discrepancies we discovered in NNPC figures were corrected and this slightly increased inflow as a result of that reconciliation.”
According to him, following disagreements with the figures two weeks ago, National Economic Council (NEC) set up a committee involving some governors to look into the discrepancies.
“NNPC agreed that there were errors in the earlier figures, which they presented”, he said while disclosing that “going forward, we will be fully involved in how NNPC prepares and computes its figures that will be submitted to FAAC.”
Earlier, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse had reported that gross statutory revenue of N443.045 received for the month was higher than the N423.961 billion received in the previous month.
“There was a decrease in revenue from export sales of $42.94 million due to a decrease in crude oil production by 1.25 million barrels.
“However, the average price of crude oil increased from $46.29 to $48.66 per barrel” and attributing ageing facilities resulting in shut-ins and shut-downs of pipelines as some of the causes that negatively impacted on oil production.”
A total of N89.713 billion was realised from value added tax (VAT).
Eventually, Federal Government got N205.700 billion; states- N104.34 billion; local governments- N80.437.
Oil producing states jointly shared N40.847 representing 13 percent derivation funds while FIRS got a refund of N11.726 bil

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

The Commissioner of Police in Charge of the Federal Capital Teritory, FCT, Abuja Command, CP Sadiq Bello  on Thursday Confirmed.that the threat to bomb the nation’s Capital Teritory and six other six states   by Terrorists  was true going by the intelligence reports in the disposal of the Command.
CP Bello disclosed this yesterday while speaking during a stakeholders forum organized  in FCT over  the proposed threat as directed by the Police High Command earlier in the week
However ,the Police Chief assured that the Police would work with other security agencies to make sure that the threat was not actualized.
According to him,  “the threat to attack the city is real; however we want to assure members of the public that we are working in collaboration with other sister security agencies to ensure that we all enjoy a peaceful yuletide.
Speaking on how the threat would be prevented,  Bello said , “We are doing a lot but we don’t want to mention the strategy so that the men of the underworld don’t take advantage of it.
According to him,”We are doing a lot especially with our sister security  agencies. We have already mapped out strategies and we have already commenced that
“It may involve massive raids, massive visibility policing, vigorous stop and search and we would also embark on intelligence gathering.
The CP who pleaded with the members of the public to come forward with useful information that would help prevent the attack Said,  “Police work is not magic, we depend on members of the public to make contribution and that is why we are urging members of the public to come up with useful information that would help us nip crimes in the bud.
According to him, ” If they see people of questionable character and suspicious movement, they should come to us quickly because we want to take necessary measures to prevent the actualization of the threat”.
Recalled that the United States and United Kingdom missions in Nigeria had warned of possible attacks in FCT, Adamawa, Bauchi,  Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, and Yobe States on soft targets by Boko Haram Insurgents.
Based on the development , the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Idris Ibrahim  directed Commissioners of Police, Assistant  Inspectors General of Police and personnel in the states to be on red-alert alert.
The IGP also directed the CPs in the states to hold stake holder meetings with the people in order to proffer possible ways to tackle the threat.

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved the appointment of one Special Adviser and 18 Special Assistants on Gender, in pursuance of his administration's policy designed to give the required attention to [...]The post Obaseki appoints one special adviser, 18 special assistants on gender appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, has advised Igbo electorate to vote for a presidential candidate with Igbo interest, irrespective of party affiliation, saying it will be [...]The post Ohanaeze Ndigbo moves for Igbo Presidency in 2023 appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The voluntary retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola from the Bench of the Federal High Court of Nigeriaon Thursdaydashed the hope of some suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, who were facing terrorism charges [...]The post Justice Ademolas voluntary retirement dashes hope of Boko Haram suspects appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
THE Federal High Court sitting in Abujaon Thursdaygranted leave to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arraign former Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Jonah Otunla on a five-count charge, bordering on money laundering. [...]The post 'Court grants EFCC request to arraign ex-AGF, Otunla, others for alleged money laundering appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode,on Thursdayassured that the Year 2018 will be better for residents and investors in terms of implementation of projects and policies aimed at making life comfortable and easier. The governor [...]The post 2018 holds better deal for Lagos residents, investors 'Ambode appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
BARELY 24hours to the Elective National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the election of its new National Officers, several petitions against aspirants have flooded the National Secretariat of the Party in Abuja. [...]The post PDP National Convention: Petitions against aspirants flood national secretariat appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while making the final preparation for its national convention to elect its new national officers on Saturday, several petitions against aspirants have flooded the national secretariat of the party in [...]The post National convention: Petitions against aspirants flood PDP secretariat appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has admonished the newAkarigboand Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Adewale Babatunde Ajayi, to bring to bear his wealth of experience in the development of his domain. He said that [...]The post Osinbajo tasks new Akarigbo on development of Remoland appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that the fight against corruption was the most difficult task of the Federal Government's agenda. Buhari, who made the remark at an interactive session with community leaders in Kano, [...]The post Fight against corruption most difficult task of our agenda 'Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday decorated two prominent Nigerians, Prof Adesoji Adesina and Mr Bruce Onobrakpeya with the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM). NNOM isan academic award conferred on distinguished academicians and intellectualswho have [...]The post Buhari decorates Adesina, Onobrakpeya with highest academic award appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
THE Federal Civil Service Commission of Nigeria has denied a report that it planned to undertake mass recruitment into various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Deputy Director, public affairs of the Commission, Dr Joel Oruche, [...]The post FCSC denies reports on mass recruitment appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Ahead ofSaturdaysnational convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has drawn the attention of delegates, leaders and stakeholders of the party to [...]The post PDP convention: It's risky to elect anyone with EFCC case, Kashamu warns appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged that ordinary people on the streets of Kano have asked him to go for four more years after his present tenure. Speaking at an All Progressive Congress (APC) stakeholders meeting [...]The post Kano people want four more years for me 'Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
In an apparent reference to the 2019 presidential election,President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night warned his opponents who are thinking of extracting votes from his base in Kanothat the massive reception that greeted his arrival [...]The post 2019: Kano reception warning to my opponents 'Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
ON Tuesday, the House of Representatives honoured two outstanding citizens, Miss Blessing Aarinola and Mr. Abdulsalam Idowu, for their rare feats and academic attainment. This was sequel to a motion by the Leader of the [...]The post Reps' recognition of excellence appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
ON behalf of all the pensioners of the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) and the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), I salute your courage and determination to reshape our nation by clearing the [...]The post President Buhari, help NEPA/PHCN pensioners appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Recently, the Senate Joint Committee on Gas, Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy held an investigative hearing on the fate of the troubled Kaduna power plant. Group Politics Editor, TAIWO ADISA, who covered the proceedings, reports [...]The post Again, Senate tackles inconsistencies in power projects appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
As the Senate indicates that it will soon send the Diability Bill for the President's assent, YEJIDE GBENGA-OGUNDARE reports that people living with disability now wait with bated breath as they envisage an end to [...]The post Disability Bill: When will it become a law' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Liberia's Supreme Court has ruled that the electoral commission should proceed on the final round of the presidential election that was initially scheduled Nov. 7 but put on hold to probe allegations of fraud during [...]The post Liberia's Supreme Court says presidential runoff vote should go ahead appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
THE Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), on Wednesday, in Ibadan, Oyo State, inaugurated a specialised body dubbed the 'Elders' Forum' as part of strategy to further its progress in the promotion of the [...]The post S/West Muslim stakeholders converge on Ibadan as MUSWEN inaugurates Elders' Forum appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
In its second year in the travel business in Nigeria, the management of Kaduk Travels and Tours has continued to celebrate new openings as one of the genuine stakeholders offering innovative travel experiences and packages [...]The post Kaduk Travels accredited as official travel agent for 2018 World Cup appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Sound identity has been an age long crisis in the entertainment industry and has accounted for the death of many potentially great music talents. Owing to the ever shifting global soundscape, many musicians find themselves [...]The post Fast-rising act, T-Boy, creates 'AfroLife' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
I want to use this medium to call the attention of teachers at all levels of education to how students have become lazy researchers due to their dependency on Google search for their academic work. [...]The post Of Google search and students appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
CEO, Motherland Beckons and President, La Campagne, Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye, has expressed the need for Africans to cherish their heritage and core values. Speaking to journalists during a press parley at his resort over the [...]The post Africans must defend their heritage, values 'Wanle Akinboboye appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Niyi Adeagbo is the Caretaker Chairman of Itesiwaju Local Government Area of Oyo State. In this interview with YEJIDE GBENGA-OGUNDARE, he speaks on what the people should hope for in 2018 and other issues. [...]The post Central government must not get distracted by 2019 political games 'Adeagbo appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 08 Dec 2017
Truckers struggling to gain access to the ports have lamented that they pay as much as N14m monthly to the Joint Security Task Force set up by the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The Joint [...]The post Extortion: Lagos Task Force pockets N14m monthly from port users appeared first on Tribune. 
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