NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 11 December, 2017.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Thirty-six states in the federation have submitted 108 names to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment as ministers and board members, credible sources told Daily Trust yesterday. 
This is coming about 41 days since the president announced his intention to expand his cabinet and make more board appointments to appease aggrieved party members.
 
Daily Trust findings have shown that each state submitted names of three All Progressive Congress (APC) members to be appointed as ministers or heads of federal agencies.
On October 31, Buhari had during the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the APC disclosed his intention to expand the ministerial appointments from 36 to an undisclosed number.

The president reportedly allocated one more ministerial slot to Kano and Lagos states; as well as one to each of the six geopolitical zones.
Sources in some APC states in the northwest, north central and northeast said Buhari, few weeks ago, directed their governors to submit three names each.

Efforts to speak to APC leaders in Abuja on record and others at the geopolitical zones were not fruitful last night.
But a senior party chieftain who declined to be named said the party hierarchy was consulted.
Sources in Katsina and Kano, Bauchi, Borno, and Plateau told Daily Trust that their governors had since complied with the presidential directive.

One of the sources in the northwest said: “The president had asked our governor for three credible APC members who have no issue with any of the anti-graft agencies.
“The president was specific; he said APC members who worked for the success of the party. He said their precedence would be looked at and one might be considered for ministerial appointment and the rest probably for big board appointments,” he said.

Another source in the northeast said it was a pain reliever when their governor was asked to also submit three names to the presidency.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Kidnappers at the weekend allegedly killed three people and kidnapped 10 others along the Kaduna-Sarkin Pawa road in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.
The Senator representing Niger East, David Umaru, said people around the area alerted him to the development yesterday. 


 
He said kidnappers who were dislodged from the Abuja-Kaduna expressway had shifted base to Munya area of Niger State and were wreaking havoc on that part of the state.
He said from the information he gathered, the kidnappers attacked about 15 villages situated along the Sarkin Pawa-Kaduna road. 
“I have received several calls from villagers in Munya LGA about the activities of kidnappers operating without challenge from security agencies,” he said. 
Commenting, the Niger State Commissioner of Police, Dibal Yaradi, said nine people were kidnapped in communities in Munya and Shiroro LGAs from December 5 to date.
He said three girls were abducted at Janja village in Munya while three others were kidnapped in Shoho Kibla also in Munya and additional three in Erena in Shiroro LGA. 
He said in the Janja incident, armed men invaded the village and kidnapped three girls and killed their father, one Sale Danjuma who was trying to resist the abduction of his daughters.
He said the girls were still at large, while information regarding the abduction in Shoho Kabla was still sketchy. 
The CP said in the case of Erena, one of the girls was released by the abductors and given a number with which the family would contact them, but that the command moblised its men and rescued the other two girls who had been reunited with their family. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
One person has been killed and scores of others injured in a fresh farmers/herders clash in Jankwe area of Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Local sources told Daily Trust yesterday that the clash erupted in Duduguru village as a result of attempt by some herders to retrieve an axe belonging to a herder who destroyed farm produce some weeks ago and his axe was confiscated by farmers as evidence.

 
According to the source, the move to retrieve the axe was resisted by the farmers Saturday evening and the issue turned into violence which led to the death of one person and injury to scores of others.
The Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Idrisu Kennedy, said the command was aware of the killing of one person and had since deployed more personnel to calm the situation.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Some former workers of the defunct Nigerian Airways are mobilizing for protest in Abuja and other locations in the country over the delay in the payment of the N45bn pension recently approved by the Federal Government, Daily Trust learnt yesterday.
Many of the workers are worried that so close to Christmas they are still uncertain of when the money approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in September would be paid.


 
Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika had, at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting three weeks ago assured the workers that the money would be paid before Christmas.
However, the ex-workers say there is no clue yet on the promise, which explains why they are planning the protest to pressurize the government to effect the payment.
The Abuja protest is scheduled for Wednesday, according to the notice sent to members which Daily Trust sighted yesterday.
The protest is being coordinated by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Nigeria Airways branch.
“You are to inform your members especially those from the North to be at Abuja on 12/12/2017 for peaceful protest taking place on Wednesday 13/12/2017 for nonpayment of our entitlement by the government,” the notice posted on the BringBackNigeria Airways social media page said.  
An ex-worker who pleaded not to be named said his colleagues in London were also planning a peaceful protest at the Nigerian House in the UK to demand the payment of the entitlement. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as an organisation of deceitful characters. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Engr. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
A chieftain of the PDP and former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode, yesterday, congratulated the new national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, whom he described as my friend and brother. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, has tasked the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) to get down to work immediately as there is no honeymoon for them. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties Alhaji Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso, yesterday said that President Muhammadu Buharis two-day official visit to Kano State was a clear indication that the APC administration at both national and state levels is working. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has said the widespread allegations of money-bag politics at the just concluded national convention of the PDP is shameful and a big threat to the sustainability of democracy in Nigeria. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the South West, Mr Akintayo Akin-Deko, said on Saturday that leaders of the region deserved what befell them at the partys national convention.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Detectives from the Lagos State police command have arrested a driver, Emmanuel Odunukwe, for allegedly bolting away with his employers Nissan Pathfinder jeep valued at N2. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Kwara State House of Assembly yesterday said it will legislate against activities of ritual killings and exhumation of corpses it has considered rampant in various parts of the state. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
A five-year-old girl, Aondoaver Sewuesi, is on admission at the health centre in Omu-Ijelu Ekiti, Oye Local Government, Ekiti State, following serious injuries her aunt, Mrs. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Three foreign donor agencies from Sweden and the United States of America (USA) are partnering with the University of Abuja on urban renewal, better town planning methods and the provision of essential infrastructural services to rural communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 was a day the husband of late Mrs Makachi Rita, a teacher of Starlight Secondary School, Ogidi, Idemili-North Local Government Area of Anambra State, staff and students of the school would not forget in a hurry. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Gwanara district is a town in Baruten local government area of Kwara State, and it is the major border town of Nigeria sharing a boundary with the Benin Republic. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
As much of Yemen slides toward famine, residents of this dusty desert town can now buy food many locals had never tasted before: pizza, hamburgers and ice cream. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Benue State Government is making frantic efforts to reduce its monthly wage bill so it can pay salary arrears. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Owing to its inability to disburse a single kobo from the N26 billion Agro based funds, the bankers committee has restricted the funds to accommodate small and medium enterprise from sectors other than agriculture. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
There were long queues at major filling stations in Minna, the Niger state capital early Sunday morning, triggering emergence of black market. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Aviation workers have concluded arrangement to picket Kenya Airways at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) on Tuesday over welfare issue. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The National Energy Regulation Commission (NERC) has approved 2,000mw of electricity generation through the Independent Power Project (IPP) for the Oyo State Government, the Commissioner for Works and Transport in the state, Wasiu Dauda has said. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Two young entrepreneurs from Ekwulobia, Aguata Council Area of Anambra state have manufactured a power generating set which requires neither fuel nor diesel to run. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The director-general of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Umaru Radda, has decried the high rate of unemployment in the country, saying has reached crisis level. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Leading Pan-African satelite/cable TV service provider, DSTV, on Wednesday launched an installation app for its agents nationwide. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Major stakeholders across African countries, under the umbrella of African Academic Network on Internet Policy, on Tuesday demanded a centralized data collections and protections for Africa countries to mitigate against fraud and loss of data. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers have said. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Between February 2011 and April 2011, one bitcoin, the digital money, was worth $1. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
As part of its efforts to gear up customers for a fun-filled holiday season celebration, Smile, has announced a mouth-watering offer of 10GB plus SMiFi with 1GB FREE data and 100 per cent bonus on recharge for 3 months. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Jewel of the Savannah, Gombe is on the verge of joining other state capital cities as the latest abode of the game of kings, polo. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Marko Arnautovic scored the decisive goal as West Ham United beat London rivals Chelsea 1-0 for David Moyes''s first win as manager. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Uneasy calm has enveloped Nigerian basketball following the failure of the Nigeria Olympics Committee, NOC, to amicably resolve the lingering crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Ahead of the next years Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the newly inaugurated Nigeria House Project Committee has promised to showcase Nigerias cultural diversity and hospitality to Nigerians and other nationals who are planning to attend the sporting events. 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Having ended Napolis unbeaten start to the league season last week, champions Juventus will try to do the same to Inter Milan when they host the Serie A leaders in a mouth-watering Derby dItalia today.
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