NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 20 December, 2017.

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Despite claims by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), that it has increased fuel allocation to Abuja from the initial 70 trucks to 170, and Lagos 300 trucks, vehiculars queues still dotted filling stations across the two cities.

The increase for Abuja, which represents about 142.8 per cent has, however, failed to impact the motoring public given the long queues of consumers at the filling stations.

A breakdown of the 300 trucks to Lagos translates to 9.9 million litres while the 170 trucks for Abuja amount to 5,610,000 litres.

In Lagos, yesterday, most of the depots visited were out of stock with no hope in sight that they will get supply anytime soon, an indication that 300 daily truck out figure announced by NNPC also failed to impact the current fuel shortage.

In Abuja, transportation fares rose dramatically in what many say was a sign of a bleak Christmas, if the government fails to urgently bridge the supply gap. 

Wuse-Lugbe shuttle which was N150 now goes for between N250 and at peak periods. 

A civil servant, Stella Nnamdi, while lamenting on the development said the government has remained insensitive to the plight of Nigerians. 

Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday claimed it has 21 days sufficiency of petrol. 

A marketer who spoke to Daily Sun in confidence yesterday, said a vessel, Bong Akrious, had berthed at  NIPCO depot with 35 million metric tonnes  and was already discharging.

He said part of the 35 million metric tonnes would be shared among Total,  Mobil, Conoil and Aiteo, stating that when the discharge process was completed, there might be slight improvement in the days ahead.

But the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu,  said that the Corporation has 21 days sufficiency of petrol, which translates into 750 million litres of white product.

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has explained that state governors resolved to approve $1 billion for national security, after a National Security Summit organised by the National Economic Council (NEC).

Osinbajo, who also chairs NEC, gave the explanation at the opening of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Secretaries to State Governments’ retreat at the State House Conference Centre (Old Banquet Hall), in Abuja, yesterday. “It was after a national security summit of the NEC that governors, at their forum (Nigeria Governors Forum), decided to approve some money for national security,” the vice president said.

Last Wednesday, Osinbajo met with governors on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in his office, before commencement of an NGF meetingwhich held same day. The  meeting with Osinbajo started at about 7:30pm ended at about 8:45pm, while that of the NGF held thereafter. Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo told State House Correspondents, after last week’s NEC meeting that the NGF authorised the Federal Government to withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA), to fight insurgency.


 
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the Peoples Democratic Party have kicked against it. Fayose specifically said he was not privy to the decision of his colleagues.

In a related development, 16 Ekiti local government chairmen have instituted a class action against government.

The chairmen have sued the Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Shehu Malami and governors of the 36 states, over the $1 billion ECA approval.

The chairmen are: Deji Ogunsakin (Ado); Bola Alonge (Ikere); Lanrewaju Omolase (Ekiti South West); Dapo Olagunju (Irepodun/Ifelodun); Samuel Adeniyi (Ekiti East); Olumide Falade (Ise/Orun); Sade Akinrinmola (Gbonyin); Tayo Ogundare (Oye); Chief Ayodeji Arogbodo (Ido/Osi) and Taiwo Oguntuase (Emure). The rest are Kolawole Omotunde (Ekiti West); Bolaji Jeje (Efon); Adesola Adeyanju (Ikole); Ganiyu Bakare (Ilejemele); Adeniyi Adebayo (Moba) and Abiodun Dada (Ijero).

They want an order of injunction restraining government and the governors, their agents, servants, privies, representatives in interest, from giving effect to the appropriation and/or approval of appropriation of $1 billion or any other sum, whatsoever, from the ECA, as contained in the decision made on December 15, 2017.
Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki Members of the Association of Urban Town Unions, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, gathered recently at the premises of the Holy Ghost Secondary School in the state capital to, among other things, deliberate on the various issues affecting the over 150 communities from various parts of the country living in Abakaliki. They had... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Nigerian youths have been charged to rise up and take the opportunities before them to create the country of their dreams.Giving the charge in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State, during a youth empowerment seminar organised by the Human Rights and Empowerment Project Ltd/GTE (HREP), the Founder of LEAP Africa,... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Aloysius Madu, Enugu December 3 was International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities. In Enugu State, physically challenged persons joined their colleagues all over the world to mark the day at Ngwo Park, Enugu. In the morning of that day, the physically challenged persons under the aegis of Initiative for Eradication of Poverty and... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha For the inmates of the Onitsha Federal Prisons, Christmas, Easter Sunday and the birthday of the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, the Most Rev. Valerian Maduka Okeke, are three special days they earnestly look forward to every year. Some of the inmates pray that such days come so often since they are... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Charles Emeka Akpo-Enika has given an insight on why non-natives were appointed into government positions in the state. He also spoke on the Governor Dave Umahi administration, the strides and chances in 2019. There are indications that the 2019 governorship elections in Ebonyi... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From FRED ITUA All is not well in one of Abuja's biggest modern markets, located in the commercial hub of Utako. For sometime, business activities had been crippled at the market. This has gone on for almost two weeks, following protests by the aggrieved traders over alleged plan by Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) to... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From FRED ITUA Two Thursdays ago, Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu was honoured with a prestigious award. His state, Abia, was awarded Investors' Friendly State of the Year during the fouth edition of the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award. Although it was an award ceremony, it was like a political carnival. Apart from the governor... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Magnus Eze It was a soul-searching day for professional women in Abuja, as the Federal Capital Territory Chapter of Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN) assembled its members and associates to explore ways in which families could readjust their budgets so as to survive the painful effects of recession. The seminar on the... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Health workers partner Cuba on 150-bed hospital in FCT By Magnus Eze An unconfirmed government source indicate that Nigerians spend over $40 billion annually on medical tourism, even as the popular opinion is that setting up private health facilities would promote qualitative medical delivery in the country. According to Director of Medical Biotechnology, National Biotechnology... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has called for a better pension system for Nigerian retirees. Onyeama said a better pension system makes it possible for retirees to live comfortably after their working years. Speaking during a send-forth party for 58 members of staff and diplomats who retired from the Ministry... 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja House of Representatives members elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, has boasted that the 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Chairman, Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dan Orbih, yesterday, 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Zika Bobby Weeks after the peaceful conduct of the governorship election in Anambra State which incumbent 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Alhaji Kabiru Aliyu is the State Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Ismail Omipidan The joy of members of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By George Aluo The Super Eagles will will play four friendly games to put the players in top shape 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said a revamped Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must stay 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Ighodalo Isiramen Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, former Zimbabwe skipper, Benjani Mwaruwari has 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja House of Representatives members elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Omodele Adigun Two legal luminaries, Justice Ibrahim Auta (Retd), the former Chief Judge of the Federal 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Say national oil company now drainpipe From Fred Itua, Abuja Apparently disturbed by frequent 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), has said it would invest in 


Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Isaac Anumihe The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) yesterday rated Nigerian 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Muslim clerics and Islamic religious 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Says only God'll decide 2019 Former Senate President, David Mark, has described accusations 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, yesterday, promised to assist 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Linus Oota , Lafia Four persons have been confirmed dead and 38 others infected by fresh cholera 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja Former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd), has appealed to Nigerians 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has challenged the civil society to work 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From James Ojo, Abuja Former salary officer with the Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority (BORBDA), 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From John Adams, Minna As the people of Zazzaga community in Munya local government area of Niger state 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Governor of Zamfara State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
My beloved philosopher and spiritual leader, I am delighted to send this testimony to you but kindly 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
In a country where people lobby for political appointments with some even spending money to do so or 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
THISDAY faulty headline of December 16 welcomes us today: 'Bouying (Buoying) the economy'' 'Goverment 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
North Korea as a state was formed at the end of World War II, when the Soviet Union and the United 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
It is only natural that the unprecedented victory of Governor Willie Obiano in the November 18 election 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
INTRODUCTION Three years ago, the federal government had obtained the approval of the National Assembly 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Yinka Adeosun The easiest way to incur the wrath of royalty is to refer to Ondo as a town. As far 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
The National Association of Seadogs has conducted a Gallup poll, which revealed that inability of the 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Peter Ovie Akus The announcement last week by the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, (after the 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
By Ifeanyi Afuba IN the countdown to the January 13, 2018 rerun of the Anambra Central Senatorial zone 

Wed, 20 Dec 2017
The Federal Government has set up machinery to crash interest rates to single digit for the manufacturing 
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