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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [2ND JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018.
Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Ignorance of hepatitis, a disease of the liver, is fuelling its spread especially in northern Nigeria, Daily Trust investigations have shown.


 
A high number of potential candidates seeking to join the armed forces but are rejected because of the infection is raising serious concern about the disease.  
“People don’t present early, most people rush to traditional or normal conventional paracetamol before they come to us, by then the situation is already fulminant. Fulminant means the liver has been damaged so much within a short time,” a consultant gastroenterologist and pathologist at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Dr Yusuf Maisuna Abdulkadir,
said. 
The doctor added that “sometimes you see them vomiting, bleeding or having jaundice or becoming unconscious.” 
Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole said about 20 million Nigerians have hepatitis. He said that though many people may appear healthy physically, they could be walking around with the without knowing they were carriers. 
He said most times, the disease does not manifest until it was too late, adding that it could cause chronic liver disease, liver cancer and death without any presentation of weighty symptoms. 
Dr. Pantong Mark Davwar, a gastroenterologist, and hepatologist at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) said hepatitis is four times bigger than the burden of HIV but unfortunately given less attention. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream has blamed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and marketers for the ongoing short supply of the petroleum products in the country.
The committee chairman, Kabiru Marafa, stated this yesterday in Gusau while inspecting the fuel situation in the country.


 
Mr. Marafa, who was accompanied by a member of the committee, Abdullahi Danbaba, said the inspection was part of the assignment given to the committee by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
“I have directed all members of this committee to go back to their constituencies to investigate the problem at the grassroots so that we take approximate measures to address the scarcity.
“We visited NNPC zonal depot Gusau to find out the quantity of fuel supply to the depot and we noticed short supply of the commodity.
“We are going to present our findings to the senate. It is very disturbing to see the suffering faced by people due to fuel scarcity in the country.
“We question the NNPC over this issue because of the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikanti Baru, said they had doubled the quantity of daily supply of the product, but it is not available to the public.
“Another unfortunate thing is the attitude of our filling stations owners who sell this commodity to the public; they are involved in one or two malpractices.
“In fact, out of the filling stations we visited only two have complied with the government directives in this regard,” he said.
Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year message to the nation as diversionary and failing to admit failure on the part of government. 
‎The opposition party said the address was depressing because it failed to address serious economic and security issues confronting the nation for which Nigerians expected answers.


 
The PDP, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Nigerians were treated to another round of “false claims and empty promises” which, the party said, has become a strategy in close to three years of the APC-led government.
“The address completely failed to respond to issues of corruption under the APC regime, including allegations of budget padding, secret oil subsidy deals, illegal lifting of crude worth trillions of naira, pillaging of Nigeria’s foreign reserve, diversion of billions of naira for insurgency related matters, all by APC interests.
“Furthermore, the speech had no assurances on the worsening economic recession ravaging families under this regime; it had nothing on the dilapidated infrastructure and attendant stress on the economy, which the APC government has caused Nigerians.
“We challenge the APC Presidency to tell Nigerians which landmark project it has initiated, articulated and executed in its close to three  years of governance.
“The option before Nigerians is to kick out the APC come 2019 and return the PDP, which is now repositioned to bring the nation back to the path  of national unity and prosperity we all once enjoyed,” the party said.
Tue, 02 Jan 2018
A Lagos-based activist and youth leader has, in an open letter to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, declared support for his candidacy in the 2019 presidential election.
Mr Abdulwaheed Usamah, said he shared Abubakar’s vision of building an enduring nation anchored on the youths by building their potentials and tapping on the enormous youth population.


 
The former vice president, a founding member of the APC, recently defected to the PDP and he is believed to be one of the front runners in the race for the PDP ticket.
Usamah, in the letter, said Abubakar’s contributions to the economy as vice president between 1999 and 2007 had remained unequalled till date.
The letter read in part: “Special recognition must also go to your esteemed person on the recorded achievement of the internet and other online development achievements including that of reform in the nation’s telecommunication industry that led to the birth of GSM.  
“Reports reveal that your service as chairman of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) influenced the advent of mobile phones and networks that both old and young Nigerians rely upon as effective means of communication and tools that have also created job opportunities for the teeming youth including myself.
“Besides, your effort on the Nigerian economy during your tenure as chairman of Nigerian Economic Council between 2002 and 2005, also deserves unquestionable commendation - a period which the nation’s economy reported to have recorded significant improvement yet unbeaten.”
Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps [FRSC] Dr. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
A Lagos-based activist and youth leader has, in an open letter to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, declared support for his candidacy in the 2019 presidential election. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
How will you evaluate the performance of Governor Godwin Obaseki so far, considering his electoral promises'Obaseki has done so well. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has distributed N20,000 each to 100 students, N30,000 each to100 women to enable them start small scale businesses of their choice. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Jigawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied any form of crack in the party as speculated in some quarters. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The South East zonal caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday at Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State adopted President Muhammadu Buhari for second term. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as an epitome of hope and peace in Africas democracy. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Senate deputy president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called for the adoption of the parliamentary system of government in the country.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Kachikwu/Baru feud story has so many angles, so many dimensions, so many implications and so many consequences that a columnist is not sure where to begin or to stop. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Veteran column readers will remember that I told many of these stories for the benefit of our youngsters back in 2010 when we marked 50 years of Nigerias independence. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
To be on leave from work for one month while ones salary is still flowing is one of the brightest ideas that the Whiteman ever brought to this country. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
I am sharing my thoughts in this article, not necessarily as the Governor of Lagos State but as a Nigerian; a Nigerian who wants to see progress and sustainable growth in our country. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Back in 2010 when President Umaru Yaradua was ill and out of the country, I received a phone call from a foreign radio station. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Between the gunman who opened fire inside a church during early morning mass; the gang that raided a high school hostel, carted away six students and held them in the creeks for weeks until their parents coughed out a ransom payment; the bandits that blocked one of the countrys most vital highways, snatched motorists from their cars and bundled them into the bush until ransom was paid; the herdsmen and the communal warriors that surrounded villages, set them ablaze and killed everyone in sight; 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The fuel queues noticeable in parts of the country days back have continued to disappear just as residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to sustain the current supply levels. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday commission the Kaduna Inland Dry Port in Kakuri, Kaduna. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The federal government has promised to revive moribund power projects to boost power supply across the country this year. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The federal government has promised to make significant in-roads in advancing road and rail projects across the country this year. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been given permission by the England and Wales Cricket Board to take part in the lucrative Indian Premier League. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Maria Sharapova and top-ranked Simona Halep opened their 2018 seasons with straight-sets wins on Monday at the Shenzhen Open. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
An injury-time goal gave Liverpool a dramatic 2-1 victory at Burnley just when they looked to have been denied by a late equaliser at Turf Moor. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Ex-Super Eagles keeper, Idah Peterside on Monday urged home-based Super Eagles to win the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Real Madrid are to shelve plans to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard in order to allow Marco Asensio time and opportunity to flourish. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
A former Nigeria international Isaac Okoronkwo has admitted that he has attempted to persuade Ahmed Musa to leave Leicester City when he met the striker in Russia as the Super Eagles were preparing to face Argentina in an international friendly last month. 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr.