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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [4TH JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 4th January, 2018.

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in 2019, his Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said.
The minister said this yesterday while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with the president.

Shittu said though Buhari had not yet made his mind but he had so far done well and he should re-contest.
He said: “It goes without saying, I mean if you have a child who goes to primary school and does well, proceeds to secondary school, does well, and you keep asking is he going to university? It goes without saying. 
“By the grace of God, we his (Buhari’s) ardent supporters who appreciate his worth on behalf of millions of Nigerians would urge him to re-contest. 
“I know he has not made up his mind, but I can say that some of us can assist him in making up his mind so that Nigeria can continue to enjoy stability and progress in our land.”
Shittu stated that the South-west zonal office of the Buhari/Osinbajo campaign organization would be commissioned on January 20.
He said he had also appointed a national chairman of the Board of Trustees of Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group whose identity he did not disclose. He added that he had informed Buhari about that.
Asked whether the campaign for 2019 has started, Shittu said: “Every day since he came into office, all his activities are geared towards letting Nigerians know that they have a saviour, a rescuer; somebody who is committed to providing relief for Nigerians in all respects. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The former governor of old Kaduna state, Alhaji Lawal Kaita who died Tuesday evening, was yesterday buried at the Danmarina burial ground in Katsina after a funeral prayer held at the Palace of the Emir of Katsina.
The prayer was attended by top government officials, traditional rulers, business moguls, politicians and security chiefs.


 
The federal government delegation which was led by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had as members Minister of  Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali,  Minister of Water Resources, Sulieman Adamu Kazaure, Minister of Justice SAN Abubakar Malami,  Senior Special Assistant on Media, Garba Shehu and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communication, Abdulaziz Mashi. 
The Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Mannir Yakubu led members of the state executive council. Former deputy governors of Katsina: Aminu Faskari and Tukur Jikamshi were in attendance.
The Emir of Daura Umar Faruk, Lamido of Adamawa Mohammed Aliyu Mustapha alongside many district heads and traditional title holders graced the prayers.
Others in attendance included former Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Commasie, Aminu Dantata, Samaila Isa Funtua, State Commissioner of Police Besen Gwana, Commander Natsinta Barracks, Col SS Ahmed, PDP chairman Salisu Majigiri, and SMEDAN DG, Dikko Radda.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Residents in Makurdi yesterday trooped to the streets to protest against Tuesday’s killing of people in two local government areas of Benue State, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killings in parts of the state or resign from office.
Buhari, reacting yesterday to the latest attacks, described them as unacceptable, and assured people of the state that the attackers would be brought to justice and future incidents prevented


 
The Makurdi protesters said the Federal Government should intervene and stop ‘the madness.’ The protesters, mostly youths, barricaded most routes leading in and out of the state, vowing not to leave the streets until the presidency spoke on the killings.
One Mr Terhemen Anum said some residents in Guma and Logo local government areas and yet to be determined number of peasant farmers, women, children and the aged were attacked but no one had spoken from ‘the high places.’
Another resident, Ruth Agba, said there was evidence that the gunmen killed some farmers, burnt down their homes and destroyed their farms.
Governor Samuel Ortom had declared that gunmen killed over 20 and injured over 30 in Benue between Monday and Tuesday in Guma and logo local government areas, while some locals said the dead would not be less than 50.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Benue command, ASP. Moses Joel Yamu, said in a statement Tuesday night that the attackers were most likely herders. He specified that eight herders had been arrested in connection with the fresh killings.
The angry protesters of yesterday threw stones at security men who were drafted to douse tension. They made bonfires, chanted war songs and blocked streets. 
Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have carried out a review of Aerodrome Operating Weather Minima for 18 airports in Nigeria.
The review, which will takes effect from today (January 4) is aimed at addressing the unending woes of passengers with regards to flight delays and cancellations occasioned by the harmattan haze.


 
The last time weather minima were reviewed was in 1983, Daily Trust gathered.
The foggy weather, described as Force Majure in aviation parlance, triggered cancellations and delays of many flights this week, especially in the North including Kaduna, Yola, Maiduguri as well as well as some southern states of Enugu, Calabar, among others.
Daily Trust learnt that an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Enugu had to land in Lagos on Tuesday with many scheduled flights to the far north diverted to Abuja forcing passengers to continue their journeys by road.
However, with the current review, it appears solution is in the offing.
The general manager, Public Relations of NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, explained in a statement that the semblance of revision undertaken in 1993 only stated that the takeoff minima shall be equal or greater than landing minima at all airports to allow for an air return to the same airport in case of an emergency. 
Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Some groups and individuals have intensified calls on a former governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, to re-contest the Bauchi South Senatorial District seat on the platform Green Party of Nigeria (GPN). 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Nigeria suffered yet another depletion of the ranks of its eminent elder statesmen recently with the death of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Alhaji Gidado Idris. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has joined in mourning the death of an elder statesman and former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, who died at the age of 85. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Young Leaders Forum of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA YLF, has denounced a prophesy credited to the founder of the Christ Gospel Church of Nigeria, Primate (Dr. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Coalition of Gombe State Indigenes has picked holes in the prediction of Enugu State-based cleric, Rev. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN has given the federal government seven days within which to comply with the constitutional procedure of budget passage or risk a law suit. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Communications minister Adebayo Shittu says President Muhammadu Buhari must seek re-election in 2019 because he has so far done well. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The North East Academics Support Group for Buhari/Osinbajo (NEASGBO), yesterday, called on the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, to rescind his earlier decision not to contest for any elective office in the 2019 general elections in the overall political interest of the North East and his state in particular.

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Acting Medical Director of Bwari General Hospital, Dr Mohammed Ringim, has said that 18 patients were registered from the Bwari crisis which broke out on Christmas day. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The immediate past chairman of Kwali Area Council, Mr. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The annual 30-day Calabar Carnival is seen as the biggest party in Africa. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has said he will not be distracted from serving the people by politics in 2018. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), has called on nursing mothers to do exclusive breastfeeding to their children.

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Farmers and herdsmen in Bogoro Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State have been urged to live peacefully with one another. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
No fewer than 84 primary schools pupils of Umuohi Okija, Anambra State have been presented with certificates of academic excellence and cash awards for their outstanding performances in their various classes. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture (NIRSAL) has introduced Project Monitoring Reporting and Remediation Office (PMRO) to support 225,000 farmers under the CBNs Anchor Borrowers Scheme. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Senator Heineken Lokpobiri is the Minister of State for Agriculture. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
New projects at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) headquarters, its parastatals, agencies and colleges are expected to gulp N21. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja reiterated Federal Governments determination to continually review and strengthen ongoing reforms in the agriculture sector until Nigeria regains its pride of place as food exporting country. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
For several decades, Tiga Dam has been a major source of water to irrigation sites in Kano State.

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, yesterday, said a fire incident engulfed the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) near Okada in Edo State leading to the loss of 3,182 megawatts (MW) of electricity across six Generation Companies (GenCos). 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) have carried out a review of Aerodrome Operating Weather Minima for 18 airports in Nigeria. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
With a statement on their official website, EFL Championship club Barnsley have confirmed that Nigerian striker Ike Ugbo has returned to his parent club Chelsea. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel, Dr. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
CSKA Moscow of Russia striker Aaron Samuel has expressed his desire to make the Nigeria squad to the World Cup next year, but admits he needs to play regularly for his club for that to happen. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday recorded low gain, with the All-Share Index dropping by 0. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Nigerias 2017 sporting year was characterised by the good, bad and the ugly results. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Niger, Ekiti and Delta states N79 billion bond which was raised in the nations capital market in 2011 for infrastructural development is due for maturity this year. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Kabiru Dogo, Head Coach of Nasarawa United Football Club of Lafia, says his clubs target for the new season is to do all it takes to win the league title. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Oil prices rose yesterday to new two-and-a-half year highs as robust output in the United States and Russia balanced tensions from a sixth day of unrest in OPEC member Iran. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Arsenal are in talks to sign Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The power ministry has called for understanding as work goes on to restore the national grid, after a fire on January 2 on Escravos Lagos Piepline system near Okada in Edo state forced the shutdown of lines supplying gas to six different power stations.

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has already chosen his Barcelona shirt number, according to reports in Spain. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Arsene Wenger has opened the door to selling Alexis Sanchez this month.