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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 DECEMBER, 2017].




Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday13 December, 2017.


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the first set of Nigerian Army in-service trained by the Nigerian Army Aviation School to fly war planes.
The initiative to train pilots is in accordance with the vision of the current leadership of the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Lieutenant General TY Buratai in transforming and enhancing its operations and efficiency of its personnel.
The commissioning ceremony was one of the series of focal events lined up for the on-going 2017 Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Performing the commissioning, President Buhari commended the feet achieved by the Nigerian  Army saying it was evident that the nation’s Armed  Forces  have moved to the next level.
Represented by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin who doubled as the Special Guest of Honour, the President said, “The nation appreciates the enormous sacrifices of our gallant officers and men  prayed  for the repose of the souls of our soldiers whom we have lost in the course of enthroning sustainable peace in the country.’’.
He implored Nigerian leaders at all levels to embrace the wind of change blowing across the country, as he appreciated the professional conduct of the officers and prodded them to continue the patronage of Nigeria’s local products and services.
Speaking earlier, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai said, the commencement of the training of aviation corps for the Army was an initiative conceived in accordance with the vision of the current leadership of the Nigerian Army in transforming and enhancing its operations and efficiency of its personnel.
This vision of the Nigerian Army, he hinted, was tailored to materialize, using its own platforms, noting that the Army is being repositioned to doubles its achievements in the year 2018.
He had explained that the Nigerian Army will not relent in the training of its personnel for efficient service delivery and be opened to reforms that would continue to position the institution for maximum performance.
Gen. Buratai intimated that the essence of the Aviation Corps is to enhance the fighting capabilities of troops, especially for its counter-insurgency operations in the Northeast and across the country.
The Army pilots have undergone a two-year intensive training at the Nigerian Army Aviation School, qualifying them to fly war planes .
The 10 pilots commissioned by the Nigerian Army Aviation Corps are;  Capt.  E Collins; Capt.  OM Banwo;  Capt. K.A Ofodile;  Capt. JU Ibelu;  Capt. OS Arifo;  Capt.  EO Alpere; Capt.  YA Haruna;  Capt. FM Shehu; Lt. P  Kajako and  Lt. JO Uddin. 




Wed, 13 Dec 2017
GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peter Okonkwo as a Commissioner in Enugu State. The name of Peter Okonkwo, an elder brother [...]The post Enugu PDP gov appoints APC chieftain as commissioner appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
In the quest to increase electricity generation in the country, Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) on Tuesday signed a $26 million agreement with General Electric (GE) for the rehabilitation of Kainji Hydro Power Plant to [...]The post Mainstream sinks another N8.3bn into Kainji Power Plant appeared first on Tribune. 




Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma has told a delegation of French businessmen that Nigeria's priority is to create a better environment for businesses to thrive, as the country is focused on [...]The post FGs priorities creating better investment environment 'Udoma appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the international community to support Nigeria's commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change. In a submissionon Tuesdayto the One Planet Summit in Paris attended by over 60 [...]The post Buhari seeks international help to tackle climate change effects appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Federal Government and the Lagos State Government (LASG) have eventually agreed to bring down the Jibowu and Constrain overhead bridges in order to accommodate the Lagos-Ibadan Standard gauge rail project. Disclosing this to journalists [...]The post Lagos-Ibadan rail: FG, Lagos govt agree to demolish Jibowu, Costain bridges appeared first on Tribune. 




Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Benin youths under the umbrella of Benin Fundamental Movement has warned the Ijaw Freedom Fighters to desist from their threat to the traditional institution of Benin kingdom, describing the threat as a joke. In [...]The post Threat to traditional kingdom: Benins dare ljaw freedom fighters appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
FORMER Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), on Tuesday, lamented that despite been the initiator of the idea that gave birth to the present Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as the nations capital, successive governments [...]The post I regret not using my power to allocate land for my personal use, Gowon laments appeared first on Tribune. 




Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday installed a 300 million-litre ultra-modern Tank Farm in Ogun, saying with the development, Nigeria was on the right track. During the inauguration of the facility, located in Ibefun, Odogbolu [...]The post Osinbajo inaugurates 300m litres capacity tank farm in Ogun appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has described the purported threat of 21 new Ibadan kings to recommend him for removal as an affront to the people of Ibadan and end of the [...]The post Dethronement threat: You are entertainers of the year, Olubadan replies 21 obas appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has upturned Senate President Bukola Saraki's acquittal by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The three-man panel led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson unanimously ruled that the Senate President return to [...]The post Saraki sent back to CCT, as Appeal Court upturns his acquittal appeared first on Tribune. 




Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has called for increased private sector participation in order to address the national housing deficit, and pledged the commitment of the House towards enacting the required [...]The post Dogara calls for private sector participation to tackle housing deficit appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Federal Governmenton Tuesdayarraigned Senator Isah Misau before Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja on an amended 10-count charge, bordering on forgery and other related offences. Sen. Misau, representing Bauchi [...]The post Senator Misau arraigned, granted bail on self-recognition appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state,on Tuesdayaccused the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, of being insensitive to the plight of the people of the state. The party noted that the building of a [...]The post PDP blasts Bello over country home mansion appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Ahead of Christmas celebration, prices of tomatoes, pepper, and onions have reduced by about 45 per cent in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN price checks at Mile 12, Whitesand, Iddo and [...]The post Christmas: Prices of tomatoes, pepper drop by 45% in Lagos appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Tuesday, asked Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to go back to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and answer to allegations that border on the purchase of properties [...]The post Saraki: Appeal Court upholds CCT decision on 15 counts, disagree on 3 appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Lagos State governmenton Tuesdaysealed off the premises of some major commercial transport companies, including Chisco Transport, Ifex Express Limited, and GUO Transport as it commences enforcement of the relocation of inter-state buses from Jibowu to [...]The post Traffic rules: Lagos shutdown Chisco, Ifex, GUO, other transport companies at Jibowu appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Former Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon said that the relocation of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from Lagos to Abuja was based on the territorial integrity of the country. Gowon said this at the [...]The post Relocation of federal capital to Abuja based on territorial integrity 'Gowon appeared first on Tribune. 




Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The interbank window of Nigeria's Foreign Exchange market on Tuesday received yet another boost of $210,000,000.00 from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). According to figures obtained from the Bank, Tuesday's interventions were for the [...]The post Forex market gets another $210m boost from CBN appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
KWARA State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) has said that present socioeconomic situations and political pressures in the state have posed challenges against realising set target of N30 billion annually. Speaking at a media briefing on [...]The post Kwara tax board aims N30bn annual revenue appeared first on Tribune.