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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Saturday9th December, 2017.

Sat, 09 Dec 2017

OVER 2,800 delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will today converge on the nation’s capital city, Abuja, for the party’s make-or-mar elective national convention.


 
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs have been witnessing an influx of delegates, party members, aspirants, state governors and other dignitaries from all walks of life for the convention

The chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has however, advised party members and members of the public who have no business at the venue of the convention, Eagle Square, to state away as there would be restriction of movement around the venue based on a recent security alarm raised on Abuja and some states by the United States and the United Kingdom missions in Nigeria.

“We are working closely with all the security agencies in order to deliver a successful convention. We have secured the venue, the Eagle Square. There will be restriction of movement. The accreditation will be totally controlled.

“The convention will not witness the usual crowd because of security reasons. Access to the venue will be restricted and posters and banners of any aspirant will be allowed. We are putting all these measures in place so that we can be accountable for everyone at that venue,” Okowa said.

He disclosed that all the candidates for the office of the national chairman of the party had signed undertakings to accept whoever wins the seat among them, saying that the committee would provide a level playing ground for all of them.

Already, 87 aspirants are jostling for the 27 available positions for the running of the affairs of the party for the next four years.

The breakdown of the aspirants, positions and numbers is as follows: National Chairman (nine), Deputy National Chairman (North) (eight), Deputy National Chairman (South) (five), National Secretary (three), Deputy National Secretary (five), National Legal Adviser (one), National Organising Secretary (3), Deputy National Organising Secretary (one), National Woman Leader (three) and Deputy Woman Leader (six).

Sat, 09 Dec 2017

The contest for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a dramatic twist on Friday with a key contestant, Chief Olabode George, announcing his withdrawal from the race over what he said was an insult on his Yoruba people by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.


 
The withdrawal of George from the race further narrowed the contest to a battle between the two frontliners, Prince Uche Secondus and Professor Tunde Adeniran.

Adeniran is believed to have the backing of prominent leaders of the party, including former presidents Ibrahim Babangida, Goodluck Jonathan and ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Secondus is generally seen as the candidate of some influential PDP governors led by Nyesom Wike and Ayodele Fayose of Rivers Ekiti states.

Apart from George, there were reports also of the withdrawal of Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Mr Jimi Agbaje from the race. It was not clear why the two left the race and who they could be backing among other contestants.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Friday night, George alleged that Governor Wike insulted the Yorubas on a national television by saying that the region had not brought much to the PDP.

He therefore demanded an apology from Wike over the alleged insult, saying that he would not stand by while insult was heaped on his people.

George accused the national leadership of the PDP of doing away with micro-zoning which he said was meant to strengthen the internal workings of the party.

He observed that beside the position of the president, all other positions were supposed to be micro-zoned.

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
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Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, has said the commission has commenced preparations towards the conduct of hitch-free polls in 2019. Speaking on Friday, at an Induction Retreat for [...]The post INEC enlists 3.6m new voters as 120 associations seek registration as political parties appeared first on Tribune. 

NDDC to clear backlogs of foreign scholarships 'Ndoma-Egba
Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has pledged to clear the backlog of fees and all issues surrounding its post-graduate foreign scholarship programme. The chairman of the Board, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba [...]The post NDDC to clear backlogs of foreign scholarships 'Ndoma-Egba appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Friday, said she never requested suspended Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, to stop the forensic audit he instituted into the management of OandO Plc [...]The post I never ordered Gwarzo to stop Oando audit 'Adeosun appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
LOCAL governments in Osun State are to be without monthly allocations from the Federation Account until a suit kicking against the planned conduct of election into the Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) created by the [...]The post Court asks FG to withhold Osun LGs' allocations appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The Honeywell Flour Mills Plc has that it will intensify its efforts to develop youth skills and also promote their creative talents so that they can focus less on non-existing white collar jobs and imbibe [...]The post Honeywell tasks youths on innovation, entrepreneurship appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
The first Veterinary Alumni Association of College of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, (FUNAAB), has been inaugurated. The association was kicked-started at Veterinary Medicine Department of the university with the desire to fashion [...]The post FUNAAB inaugurates maiden Veterinary Alumni association appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
In its resolve to fight the menace of quelae birds and other pests that are destroying farm products in Bauchi State, the Federal Government has begun aerial spray of pesticide in 17 local government areas [...]The post FG begins aerial spray of Quelae birds and other pests in 17 LGs in Bauchi appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State stated on Friday that there is nothing like micro-zoning arrangement in respect of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), holding in Abuja today. Speaking on Sunrise [...]The post Secondus 'll win today 'Wike appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 09 Dec 2017
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Sat, 09 Dec 2017
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