NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 12 December, 2017.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Paris appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the effects of climate change.

In a submission to the One Planet Summit attended by over 60 heads of state and governments, as well as representatives of non-governmental and private organisations, the President said: “We cannot implement our Nationally Determined Contribution without adequate financial, technical and capacity building support from the developed countries.”

Buhari’s appeal came as the three co-chairmen of the plenary session, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, and the French President, Emmanuel Macron, stressed the need for a global, comprehensive and speedy action, including private sector financing against the devastating impact of climate change.


Buhari noted that although the country had been strengthening efforts towards implementing the Paris Agreement and the Marrakech Call for Action, plan to reduce its emission by 20 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2030 cannot be attained alone. “Having just come out of recession, we are under no illusion of the challenges we face in Nigeria,” he said.

According to him, “Nigeria recognises that ensuring sustainable funding is a major constraint in efforts to implement the Nationally Determined Contribution. To respond effectively to climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges, critical mass of financial resources beyond what we can provide from our national resources will be required.”
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
While fuel scarcity seems to have eased in some cities across the country, fuel consumers in Abuja have decried the persistent long queues in the Federal Capital Territory, accusing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of irrational distribution of products.
Some filling stations were already selling products above the pump price, so many others were locked, while there were long queues at the few that opened.

Though the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had mandated the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, to find lasting solution to the crisis before last weekend, consumers at the country’s capital city lamented that the situation has continued to affect their productivity and man-hour.


A commercial motorist, who identified himself as Eze Chukwu said he bought the products at the rate of N170 per litre and was forced to increase cost of transportation by about 20 per cent.

“Government is lying to us. We are seeing queues everywhere yet they insist that there is fuel,” Chukwu said.Indeed, some motorists said they were forced to buy fuel at N300 per litre from black marketers to keep their daily operations running.

 
Another motorists Amos Pama, said he resorted to buying fuel at midnight as the situation worsens.NNPC spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu said normalcy would return to the city going by the intervention by the corporation.

‘The queues in Lagos have been cleared and the GMD has directed that more products should be pump to Abuja. In a matter of today or tomorrow normalcy will return to Abuja, he said.’’The Spokesperson for the Department of Petroleum Resources, Muhammed Seidu, did not pick his call nor responded to his messages.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
There are indications that the NotTooYoungToRun Bill aimed at removing age limits for running for elective offices would sail through in at least two-thirds of the 36 states Houses of Assemblies in the country. 
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Mixed reactions have trailed the Court of Appeal's ruling stopping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from prosecuting serving judges. 





Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Nigeria was lucky to retain its ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup following world football governing body, FIFA's discovery that the Super Eagles fielding Shehu Abdullahi, who was ineligible, in its last qualifying game against Algeria. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Word Bank has its renewed commitment to support the Federal Government's Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP), with a proposed $1billion Performance Based Loan (PBL). 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
There are indications that the NotTooYoungToRun Bill aimed at removing age limits for running for elective offices would sail through in at least two-thirds of the 36 states Houses of Assemblies in the country. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Mixed reactions have trailed the Court of Appeal's ruling stopping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from prosecuting serving judges. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Eighteen suspected robbers, who allegedly engaged various criminal activities in Ebonyi State, were yesterday paraded by the state police command. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The increased attention and support being given the Creative Industry by the Buhari administration has started yielding fruits, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The nation's foreign exchange reserves yesterday hit $39.7 billion, after gaining about $1.6 billion in the last one week.Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwing Emefiele had last week Tuesday disclosed that the reserves were at $38.2 billion. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Nigeria is again in the throes of the annual rituals of national strikes by workers in public universities. As of now, the non-academic staffs have locked up the classrooms in almost all Federal universities. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Classified group, Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (ROAM) has been launched in Nigeria, with the aim to connect more Africans to opportunity across the continent. It is Africa's largest classified group. 
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