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Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Monday,  12 February, 2017.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
SUSPECTED herdsmen said to be Fulani Bororo have killed a 32-year-old father of two, identified as Tunde Olayemi, in Ipao community in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

Chairman of the council, Mrs Abiola Ajayi, who announced this while speaking on the incident, claimed that the murdered Olayemi was returning from his farm at the Ipao Farm settlement when he met his death.

According to Mrs Ajayi, the incident occurred on Saturday when Olayemi, said to be a commercial motorcyclist, was returning from his farm, where he was said to have gone to harvest cassava.

Ajayi said: “The deceased was a commercial motorcycle rider, who also has a farm in the (Ipao) settlement. He had gone to his farm to harvest some cassava and he was with one other person.

“They were heading back to town from the farm and had loaded the motorbike with cassava when they saw some Fulani herdsmen coming towards them. The two of them were said to have been surprised at seeing the herdsmen.

“They said it was at that point the herdsmen brought out their gun and the two farmers had to run for their lives.

“The Bororos were said to have pursued the two men and eventually got Olayemi, who they massacred like a cow. We have reported the matter to the nearest police station and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) has since swung into action.

“The police have gone to the scene of the murder to take the corpse and also commence investigation.”
Speaking on the incident, head of the local hunters in the community, Adebayo Odeyemi, lamented the development and announced that they had declared war on the killer herdsmen.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has declared the alleged and reported Runway 18R burglary attempt on the Cargo Hold of Air Peace Airline as unfounded.

According to the image maker of the regulatory body, Sam Adurogboye yesterday, this conclusion was arrived at after the Regulatory Authority reviewed all the reports from the relevant agencies concerning the incident and it was unproven.

Last Friday, there were reports that the Pilot-in-Command (PIC) of Air Peace Flight no. APK 7138 with Aircraft no. 5N-BUJ had alerted the Lagos Control Tower that the Aircraft’s Cargo Compartment has been opened.

According to the Pilot in his report to the Tower, he noticed that the Cargo Compartment light came up for 15 seconds and went off meaning that someone has opened the compartment’s door.

“The Air Traffic Controller on duty confirmed receiving the report at about 1933hrs (1833GMT).

In line with Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs), Aviation Security personnel were at the Holding Point of Runway 18R monitoring the departure/take off of both Air Peace and Arik Air aircraft.

“The PIC alarm triggered an immediate response. The Escort team overtook the Arik aircraft for a more proximate field look and access to the Air Peace Aircraft.

On full speed, with the full lights on, no person(s) was found within the vicinity of the aircraft. Importantly, the Arik aircraft which was on queue immediately after the Air Peace aircraft was similarly put on observation at this point.

“The Arik Air aircraft also had its full complement of lights on towards the Air Peace aircraft having being aware of his counterpart’s conversation with the Tower, with the benefit of this full view, neither movement nor any sign of person(s) was sighted around the aircraft.

Thereafter the Air Peace PIC requested to taxi back to the Apron at D45 to check if anything had been stolen. In addition, he wanted to clear his doubts that a bomb may have been thrown into the aircraft.

“At D45, the Airport Chief Security called the NPF-EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) team who reported with their equipment at about 2026hrs.

Passengers were disembarked at 2028hrs. The EOD team joined by FAAN’s Aviation Security and Air Peace Security conducted a search on the Cargo compartment and the passenger cabin of the aircraft. The search was completed at about 2055hrs and the aircraft was declared safe by the EOD Team leader.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quit as the Minister of Petroleum Resources and allow competent hands to manage its affairs to save Nigerians the trauma of sleeping in fuel stations.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement in Abuja described as unpardonable, the failure of the Buhari Presidency to resolve its inflicted unabated fuel crisis, which has brought untold hardship to Nigerians.
The statement said President Buhari, as Minister of Petroleum, must directly accept responsibility for the manifest failure in the oil sector, even as his government should be held responsible for the exacerbated economic and security situation in the country under its watch.
It noted that it is disheartening that instead of being remorseful for its failures, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled Federal Government “is busy dishing out lies and fabricated indices in an attempt to give Nigerians false hope on issues related to the fuel crisis and the collapsing national economy.”
The PDP said if President Buhari had heeded wise counsel from well-meaning Nigerians, since last year, to quit office as the minister of Petroleum and allow a more competent and knowledgeable person to run the ministry, the situation would not have degenerated to excruciating pains Nigerians suffer today.
The party said the fact that the Presidency has unapologetically failed to fix a national problem, which it last December promised to resolve within one week, shows it has no solution but intends to continue to hold the nation to ransom.
According to the PDP, the fact that there are inherent poor coordination, inefficiency and reported heavy sleazes in a sector that is under the direct supervision of the President, raises a lot of issues and speaks volumes of the evident mismanagement of the system for which the economy is now in complete shambles.
The leading opposition party added; “It is an appalling height of insensitivity that the President, as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, has failed to take any decisive steps to arrest the situation, which has remained unabated since the last Yuletide.
“Rather, the sector has been delivered to an APC cabal, whose mission, particularly, the desperate re-election bid, largely account for the biting fuel situation and the economic misery Nigerians suffer today.
“It is instructive to state that the Presidency has refused to offer any explanation on the allegations linking the fuel crisis to the exposed siphoning of billions of naira through shady oil subsidy deals and the illegal lifting of crude oil worth trillions of naira, ostensibly to service APC interests ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“The point is that owing to the ineptitude of the Buhari Presidency and the desperation to remain in power, millions of Nigerians are languishing.
“As we speak, the economy has further dipped in the last two months of this harrowing fuel situation; more businesses have folded up, prices of essential goods are skyrocketing and families are, more than ever before, under the intense pressure of meeting economic demands.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
SUSPECTED Fulani herdsmen were on the prowl again in Benue State on Saturday, when they ambushed mobile police personnel, with four Mopols feared missing.

The state Police Command confirmed the latest onslaught of the herdsmen, who have literarily laid siege to the state early this year killing hundreds in the process.

In the outgone week, a number of persons also lost their lives in the hands of herders when they swooped on some communities.

In a statement made available to Sunday Tribune in Makurdi, the state capital, on Saturday, the State Police Command spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu, said that the latest incident occurred in the troubled Logo local government area of the state.

He explained that the police personnel were on a regular operation in the area when they came under encountered the armed herders.

He added that four of the policemen were discovered missing after a gun duel with the herders.

“In furtherance of its confidence-building strategy and strengthening its visibility, Police Mobile Force Teams conducted a robust patrol of Ayilamo in Logo LGA.

“However, on their way back to their camps, they came under attack of a fully armed group of suspected herdsmen,” saying that in the ensuing gun battle, one of the police patrol vehicles caught fire,” Yamu said.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
AS political gladiators crisscross the country ahead the 2019 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created a voter registration centre within the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Sunday Tribune can report.

The development is coming amidst reports about rising number of prospective voters in the FCT and its environs to have their names in the voter register 2019 polls, the first to be conducted under the present administration.

It was learnt that before now, only a polling unit was located at the Presidential Villa, but sources in the INEC ruled out any ulterior motives behind the creation of the new centre.

However, INEC said it only approved mobile units, one of which was located close to the Presidential Villa but not within the Villa.

With the centre, the number of such centres in the entire Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has risen to 33.

“It used to be a polling unit at the Presidential Villa, but not a registration centre,” a source told Sunday Tribune.

According to multiple sources, the new centre became imperative because of the nature of the work of majority of workers in the Presidential Villa and its environs.

Some targetted beneficiaries of the centre are workers and residents of the Villa, including other arms of government located in the area.

“It is for those working in the Presidential Villa, including those residents there because there are people who reside near the Villa. Such people could be found in the judiciary as well because it (the Villa) is not far from the territory of the Judiciary,” the sources claimed.

But, the sources could not confirm the likely number of prospective voters that might be registered at the centre.

One of the sources simply said: “I do not have the idea of the number of people, likely to be registered there but sometimes, the people especially security personnel, who are not necessarily living there, could use the opportunity to register there.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
Sri Lankas ruling coalition is on course to suffer a shocking defeat in local elections as the party backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to register a landslide victory. At 1:30 pm local [...]The post Sri Lanka ruling alliance suffers defeat in local polls appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
RECENTLY while playing host to a delegation from Eni, an Italian multinational oil company, President Muhammadu Buhari said that the extra earnings from crude oil sales above the benchmark used for the 2018 budget would [...]The post Excess crude oil earnings and saving appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
FORMER Minister of Internal Affairs, Sen John Shagaya, on Sunday died in a road accident along Langtang-Pankshin road in Plateau, Mr Dan Dandur, former Chairman, Langtang North Local Government, has confirmed. 'Shagaya died in a [...]The post Senator Shagaya dies in auto crash appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
DR Anthony Uwa, National Coordinator, Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN), says the project will create no fewer than 10 million jobs if implemented by the present administration. Uwa, also Managing Director of [...]The post BRISIN project will create 10m jobs for Nigerians ' Coordinator appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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