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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 6th January, 2017.

Sat, 06 Jan 2018

Following the renewed cult related killings in parts of Rivers State, Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Lt General Abdulrahman Danbazzau Friday visited Rivers to seeks ways of collaborating with the state government to end the menace that has turned the to a hot bed of violent killings.

The State was greeted in the New Year by news of the massacre by unknown gunmen of 17 persons returning from cross over night church service to usher in the new year at Omoni in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of the state.

Reactions on that was yet to die down when another information filtered into town that another 21 lives were lost same new year day in a cult related crisis along Onyiada waterways.

Speaking to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on the reasons for his visit Danbazzau said he was in Rivers State at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari to assess the security situation of the state.


 
On behalf of the President, he commiserated with the government and people of Rivers State over the killings at Omoku, saying; “Rivers State is important to the country, particularly  when it comes to the issue of the economy”.

“It is very important that the Federal Government partners with the state to see how any security gaps can be closed for adequate protection of lives and property”, the Minister of Interior added.

In his response, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike alleged that there is an orchestrated plot to create the impression that the state is unsafe through the promotion of targeted cult killings saying that the security agencies in the state know the cult kingpins terrorising flashpoints in the state.

Sat, 06 Jan 2018

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Friday in Abuja said petrol price remains N145 per litre, pleading that the issue should not be politicised.


 
Kachikwu, who said this at a news conference, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s stand on the issue was clear, hence, the ministry was working hard to resolve future occurrence of fuel shortages.

According to him, the essence of the ongoing meetings with stakeholders, which began few days ago, is to find mechanisms to ensure that fuel queues do not come back.

“There are social media commentaries implying that when we met with the committee set up by the Senate President to review the causative factors of the fuel scarcity and find solutions, there was a statement credited to me that the price might be increased to N180.

“No such statement was made; no such plan is intended. I needed to clarify this because sometimes some of these rumour mongering add to the difficulties NNPC had in terms of being able to control price speculation.

“The president’s mandate on this issue is very specific: we are not increasing price from N145,’’ Kachikwu said.

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and his opponent in the 2014 governordhip election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, on Friday, exchanged hot words on who between them and their parties was responsible for the woes of [...]The post Aregbesola, Omisore in war of words appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
THE Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has said that Nigerians will not support the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari because his government has impoverished them. The AYF, in a statement by its President, Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim [...]The post 2019: Arewa youths reject Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
THE Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the former Deputy governor of the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lack the moral and political integrity to fault his [...]The post Omisore, PDP not morally qualified to criticise me 'Aregbesola appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Mr Yinka Odumakin, Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, in this interview by DAPO FALADE, raised some issues concerning the New Year message of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians, declaring that the president has [...]The post It was wrong of Buhari to have said Nigerians are impatient 'Yinka Odumakin, Publicity Secretary, Afenifere appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Nigerians just keep breasting the tape and earning their due recognition and respect in foreign institutions. Peace Eze with a GPA of 3.82 is the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's 2017 Outstanding Graduate of the [...]The post Nigerian emerges US varsity's best graduating student appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Education has no role to play here. CHIMA NWOKOJI, SEGUN KASALI, AKIN ADEWAKUN, KEHINDE AKINSEHINDE-JAYEOBA and MATTHEWASABOR gave a listening ear to a set of elite thinking differently about locally-brewed drink, derisively known as paraga. [...]The post Upsurge in consumption of herbal concoctions among Lagosians appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Odumewu Deborah Sunmisola fondly called Pinki Debbie, who recently entered into the Guinness world record breaker for the longest dance by an individual, has said, 'Dancing is my hobby, I do it at every opportunity [...]The post Guinness Book of World Records: Pinki Debbie overwhelmed after beating Kaffy appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Dr Junaid Mohammed, a frontline northern politician and a former member of the House of Representatives during the defunct Second Republic, in this interview by DAPO FALADE, faulted the content of the New Year message [...]The post Buhari has run out of ideas, even bad ones 'Dr Junaid Mohammed appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
A new study looking at blood stem cells uncovered fresh details surrounding the mechanisms by which alcohol raises the risk of developing cancer. Alcohol is known to raise the risk of no fewer than seven [...]The post How alcohol causes cancer appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
A pastor, Segun Olawoyin has dragged his wife, Funmilayo Olawoyin to court, seeking the dissolution of their 20-year-old marriage. Segun accused his wife of being stubborn, non submissive, irresponsible and always instigating their children against [...]The post I begged, prostrated before I had sex with my wife 'Husband appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
Contrary to popular belief, teething is not the cause for fever, diarrhea. VERA ONANA writes with inputs from a consultant paediatrician. This mother would not be placated; her screams rang through the hospital as she [...]The post Teething does not cause diarrhea 'Experts appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
A man, Dauda Mustapha has dragged his wife, Simbiat Mustapha before Oja Oba/Mapo Court C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State on the accounts that she's irresponsible, disobedient and wayward. He pleaded with the court [...]The post 'She receives her lovers call at unholy hours, exchange dirty SMS with them' appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Friday, declared that the pump price of N145 per litre of petrol is sacrosanct. The NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, reacting to a statement credited to the Minister of [...]The post Fuel price increase: N145 is sacrosanct 'NLC appeared first on Tribune. 

Sat, 06 Jan 2018
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has accused the Federal Government of complicity in the various attacks by herdsmen, saying that government had been protecting the culprits. CAN president, Reverend Ayokunle Samson in a statement [...]The post FG is protecting killer Fulani herdsmen 'CAN appeared first on Tribune.