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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Sunday14 January, 2017.


Sun, 14 Jan 2018

SECOND Republic senator and foremost historian, Professor Banji Akintoye, has described the gradual coming together of Yoruba and Igbo elders culminating in the historic “Handshake Across the Niger” for the joint memorial of Major General Johnson I. T. Ironsi and Lt. Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi as a fulfilment of the injunction or prophecy of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.



Both General Ironsi and Col. Fajuyi, two Nigerian illustrious sons, died in exemplary circumstances on 29th July 1966, in the course of their service to the country, following the military coup that took place that fateful day.

Professor Akintoye disclosed this while speaking at the ceremony in Enugu, recalling that Chief Awolowo, while alive, had far back in 1983 spoken of the need for the Yoruba and Igbo to work together to make Nigeria prosperous and great, predicting that such would happen.

According to Akintoye, the sage had given the prediction at a meeting in Ikenne, where he summoned him to, shortly after being released from Owo prisons by then General Muhammadu Buhari, following the 1983 military putsh.

Akintoye spent four months in prison custody with many others, but was later released as the authorities had nothing to hold against him.



“The morning after my release, Chief Awolowo telephoned me and invited me to come to Ikenne. Four days later, I went to Ikenne. As usual, Chief Awolowo and I spent the whole day talking about Nigeria– about the things that we Nigerians should do to make our country prosperous and great. Then, in the evening, as we were getting up to go to dinner, Chief Awolowo suddenly said, ‘Wait. There is something I must not forget. It is about the Yoruba and Igbo nations working together. You must work together. I may no longer be around. You will work together. I am not saying it will be soon or that it will be easy. But you must do it. It will come. It is the only road forward.’

“A few minutes later we were sitting at the dining table. I was speechless. Since that evening, whenever I remember that strange moment, I have never been sure whether Chief Awolowo was giving me an injunction, or whether he was prophesying– or whether he was doing both.

“In the past few months since the Yoruba and Igbo elders have begun to work together in seriousness and maturity, I have wondered about that evening almost continuously. Am I seeing the fulfilment of the injunction or prophecy of that evening?” Akintoye said.

The foremost historian, while lamenting the rivalry and ugly relationship that existed between the Yoruba and Igbo that made him have doubt “throughout my adult life until only a couple of months ago” to ever expect that “I and my generation would ever see a joint ceremony of our Igbo and Yoruba nations in celebration of anything,” said rivalry was good, but the animosity had been horrible and had frequently descended to the depths of mutual denigration, among others.



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has assured the residents of communities ravaged by suspected herdsmen in Benue and Nasarawa states of adequate police protection to prevent a recurrence of the attacks.



The I-G stated this on Saturday during an inspection tour of Gbajimba, Anyiin and Tunga villages in Benue and Nasarawa states.

He said the police were determined to ensure the protection of lives and property of the residents and appealed to them to give information to the security agencies on miscreants in their midst.

He said armed police would be deployed to the affected communities to avert further attacks and restore normalcy.

The IGP with top police officers also visited some IDP camps in the states.



They were received at Gbajimba, Guma Local Government Area by the chairman of the council, Mr Anthony Shawon, who commended him for the inspection tour.

Shawon also commended the quick intervention of the presidency in deploying additional security support to the state to quell the crisis.

He assured the I-G of the commitment of his people towards maintaining peace as they looked forward to returning to their ancestral homes.

In Tunga, the community leader of the area, Ibrahim Shaibu, denied allegations that the herdsmen were been harboured in the area.

He said the people of his area were law abiding and were providing shelter to displaced Tiv people in the area.

Also speaking, the spokesman of the Tiv community in the area, Abraham Vighi, said there were no killer-herdsmen lodging in the area.



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Reverend Felix Femi Ajakaye, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to call governorship aspirants in Ekiti State to order, saying they had started political campaigns before [...]The post Ekiti 2018: Call politicians to order, bishop tells INEC appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

GUNMEN suspected to be herdsmen unleashed terror on two villages in Birnin Gwari LocalGovernment of Kaduna State killing 10 villagers, while scores of others sustained injuries. It was learnt that the survivors were rushed to [...]The post Gunmen kill 10 in Birnin Gwari appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

JUST as Bayelsans have continued to pass through the harrowing experience of the high cost of rent, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has said part of his new year policy programmes would be directed to [...]The post Gov Dickson directs policy to bridge housing deficit in Bayelsa appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

THE people of the Central Senatorial District of Anambra State on Saturday participated in the rerun election to elect a replacement for the sacked SenatorUche Ekwunife of the PDP, who was removed by the Appeal [...]The post Anambra central rerun: APGA candidate, Umeh expresses satisfaction appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

A new price index for petrol may have emerged across the country, as a litre of the product now ranges between N180 and N250 a litre in most states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. [...]The post Nigerians groan as petrol sells at N180, N200 per litre across states appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

The 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has placed a curse on enemies of Yoruba unity, praying to Yoruba ancestors to unleash their wrath on those he described as enemies of unity among [...]The post Adams becomes 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo, curses on enemies of Yoruba unity appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

THE Presidency on Saturday alerted on a tweet being circulated that purportedly emanating from President Muhammadu Buhari and appearing to justify Fulani herdsmen's attacks, saying that the authors are enemies of God who have no [...]The post Presidency denounces Buharis tweet supporting herdsmen appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

The ancient city of Oyo is currently hosting people from different parts of the South-West Nigeria and beyond, at its popular Durbar Stadium for the installation of Chief Gani Adam as the 15th AareOna Kakanfo [...]The post Oyo agog as Alaafin installs Gani Adams 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

EKITI State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said he and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are ready for the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in [...]The post Ekiti 2018 Poll: We are ready for Fayemi, says Fayose appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

A 22-year-old man is the youngest person in the UK to be fitted with a battery-operated heart, which he has to charge every night by 'plugging himself' into the mains through a hole in his [...]The post Student, 22, who has to charge every night by plugging himself into the mains to live appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Dr Olusanya Awosan, aPublic Relations Consultant and a scholar in Religious Ethics and Civic Virtues, served as Special Assistant on Public Relations to former President Goodluck Jonathan. He speaks on the last Peoples Democratic Party [...]The post Nigeria needs a third force against PDP, APC 'Former presidential aide appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

FOLLOWING the moves by the Federal Government to introduce cattle colonies in the country as a panacea to the clashes between farmers and herdsmen, the Association of Middle Belt Ethnic Nationalities (ASOMBEN) has rejected the [...]The post We won't allow cattle colonies in our zone, Middle Belt declares appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

With the recent release of the timetable for the 2019 general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the polity will rev into higher tempo, with political blocs and camps throwing up different intrigues [...]The post 2019: Inside the camps of presidential hopefuls appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

At the venue of the burial of victims of herdsmen attack in Benue State last Thursday, JOHNSON BABAJIDE reports the agonies of families of the victims, wondering when the attacks by the killer-herdsmen would stop. [...]The post Benue: The mourning after the terror-herdsmen's victims were buried appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

GUNMEN suspected to be herdsmen attacked two villages in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing 10 villagers, while scores sustained injuries. It was learnt that the survivors were rushed to Birnin Gwari [...]The post Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 10 in Kaduna appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

BENUE State governor, Samuel Ortom said, on Saturday , that the Presidency and the security agencies ignored security alerts provided by his government ahead of the many killings, particularly of the recent 72 Benue indigenes [...]The post Benue killings: Ortom indicts Buhari, others appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari to beware of certain governors on the party's platform urging him to seek a fresh mandate in [...]The post 2019 Presidency: Beware of el-Rufai, others, Timi Frank cautions Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

The fun spot in Kaduna known as Obalende has been bulldozed to restore sanity to the area. Muhammad Sabiu, reports that the 'insanity' has only relocated, as another Obalende has sprung up in another part [...]The post Obalende's resurrection: Welcome to Kaduna's sin city appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

FULANI people constitute one of the major ethnic groups that make up a heterogeneous nation known as Nigeria today. Historians trace the origin of the Fulani to Senegal River valley. In other words, like many [...]The post Fulani herdsmen and the rest of us appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

MAKURDI, the capital city of Benue State was early on Saturday taken over by youths protesting the recent killings in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state by Fulani herdsmen. The youths were [...]The post Gunshots in Markudi as youths protest Fulani herdsmen's killings appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Days back, there were fears that Mercy Johnson's marriage may have crashed after news emerged that the actress, who doubles as the Senior Special Assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture to Kogi State governor, reportedly [...]The post Mercy Johnson: My marriage is fine appeared first on Tribune. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

IN its first Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) for the year, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, intervened in the Inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market with the total sum of $262,500,000. Data received [...]The post Retail SMIS gets $262.5m CBN boost appeared first on Tribune.