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Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has expressed the hope that this year will bring out the empowerment of Nigerians and that through increased job opportunities Nigeria will be working again.
Atkiku who stated this in his new year message to Nigerians on Monday also hoped that in the new year, all Nigerians will be united.
The statement further said: “It is my hope that this year will bring out the empowerment of Nigerians and that through increased job opportunities Nigeria will be working again.

“It is my hope that all Nigerians will live in a safe and secure country.

“It is my hope that all Nigerians will live in an economy that provides them the quality of life they deserve and our youth have the opportunity to receive an education that sets the standard for all of Africa and the world.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu
Buhari’s New Year address as depressing, as it completely failed to address serious economic and security issues confronting the nation and for which Nigerians earnestly expected answers from Government.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on
Monday said Nigerians were again treated to another round of false
claims and empty promises, which has become a routine in close to three
years of APC-controlled Presidency, adding that that was why the PDP
earlier advised the Federal Government not to bother about any new year  message to Nigerians.
“We already knew the pattern and we advised against it this year. We
knew their New Year message would heighten Nigerians’ despondency rather
than providing us hope”, the statement said.
The party also expressed disappointment that instead of accepting that
it has failed, the Presidency attempted to appropriate and claim credit
for the achievements of the PDP.
It said instead of inspiring the people, the address ended up depressing and annoying them the more as it held no message and did not proffer any
solutions to the problems inflicted by the APC Federal Government.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Osun State governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, in the last new year message on Monday, promised to present a person of integrity to succeed him come September this year. He made the promise in a new year speech delivered in a state broadcast to the people of the state. Aregbesola who noted that his administration would ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
*Fuel scarcity during Yuletide collective blackmail As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stressed the need for politicians to avoid exploiting ethnicity and religion by linking them with politics. In a New Year message to the nation, the President said linking ethnicity with religion and religion with politics must be ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Says yuletide fuel scarcity collective blackmail Restructuring not solution to our problems By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for politicians to avoid linking ethnicity and politics with religion for personal ends. In a New Year message to the nation, the President said ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City were denied a chance to equal Bayern Munich's record for the most consecutive wins in Europe after they were held to a 0-0 Premier League draw by Crystal Palace on Sunday at Selhurst Park. The draw ends Manchester winning streak of 18 games and it was the second time this season ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Aideloje Ojo Minna Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has reassured Nigerians of a brighter future in 2018 and beyond, advising countrymen not to despair in the face of daunting challenges. The former leader gave the assurance in a message made available to Blueprint yesterday, He said, Nigerians 'should use the New Year ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Stories by Lekan Olaseinde Abuja 20 players have been invited by the Nigeria Basketball Federation for the first phase of camping ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In a memo signed by the Secretary General of the NBBF, Chimezie Asiegbu and sent to the respective clubs, the camping exercise which will be supervised by the ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that the women's senior national team the Super Falcons will play their counterparts from France in an international friendly in 2018. The game will be played in Paris on the 4th of April, 2018. Pinnick also rued Randy Waldrum's rejection of the Super Falcons' job, ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
A crooked eye sees the chicken that walks crooked. So if you are going to the Yankari Games Reserve once you fly into Jos, Plateau State you should be ready for some 200 plus kilometers of very favorable road by Nigerian standards. You meet very welcoming villages and people on each patch of the long ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has called on football stakeholders to remain calm as efforts were being made to correct an oversight made following the recent appointments into the board of the Nigeria Football Federation by President Muhammad Buhari. The Federal government announced the appointment yesterday of over 1,000 members including ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Your Excellency, It is with deep respect for you and the belief in potential greatness of Nigeria that I am writing you this letter. I have no doubt that you mean well for this country and it's people. I have always maintained that good intention is one thing, success in delivering the high expectation is ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The resignation of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has set a new tone for vibrant opposition in the country. The move has again reinforced the belief that democratic governments will always come short of meeting the aspirations of the electorates once vibrant opposition is lacking. It is a known fact ... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Ibrahim AbdulAziz Yola The Adamawa state chapter of Muslim Council, has said no fewer than 5,247 Muslims lost their lives in the Boko Haram crises that affected seven local government areas of the state. The local governments include; Madagali, Michika, Maiha, Mubi North, Mubi South, Hong and Gombi. A report on the crises signed ...