NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 15 December, 2017.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with the President of ECOWAS Commission and Chairperson of the African Union Commission at State House, Abuja, during which he emphasised the need for accountability and good neighbourliness in both the sub-region and on the African continent.

Receiving the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel A. de Souza, Buhari said it was gladdening that the organisation was demanding accountability from its headquarters staff, which made it recently invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from Nigeria to look into its books.

“Thanks for being firm and for insisting on transparency and accountability at the ECOWAS headquarters,” he said, adding that Nigeria would continue to fulfill its obligations to the sub-regional body.


A statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday said Nigeria would today host the 52nd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Abuja.

The statement quoted Buhari as saying that he expects a formal report on the situation in Guinea Bissau at the meeting, noting: “We need our troops back home and I hope the President of that country will accept a constitutional way to resolve the situation there.”

The ECOWAS Commission boss thanked Nigeria for agreeing to host the session at short notice, adding that Nigeria’s impact was quite strong in the organisation.“We are under financial pressure due to terrorist attacks in the sub-region, but Nigeria, being out of recession, will have an impact on the entire region,” de Souza said, noting that Nigeria was the highest contributor of troops to Guinea Bissau, just as he admitted that “the troops can’t be there endlessly.”

Sat, 16 Dec 2017

Despite the cheering news that Nigeria was out of recession, economic power of most Nigerians is still low. As such, politicians, civil servants and private sector workers have been faced with low purchasing power.Speaking to The Guardian, Oloye Oina Joseph, a graduate and photographer said: “Recent economic statistics showed that Nigeria is getting out of recession, but Nigerians are not feeling the impact.

“I am yet to see the change, because things are even worse. Things are very expensive in the market and purchasing power is very low. There is no money. Prices of commodities are still high and standard of living is still very poor and people are suffering. It is not easy.“Imagine few days to Christmas, the price of fuel has increased again due to scarcity. What does that tells you? The exchange rate is high. Everything is almost getting out the common man’s reach.

But I advice that government should in reducing the prices of foodstuff. What is the essence of having money when you cannot use it to purchase anything meaningful in the market? Also clapping her hands in despair, Faith Odidiomo, a mother of two, said: Iru ki l’eyi, meaning: What sort of thing is this?This exclamation explains her frustration over low patronage ahead of the yuletide celebrations. Odidiomo, who sells pharmaceutical products, foodstuff and toys for children, said she has never experienced this kind of hardship.“I stocked my shop with all kinds of goods to prepare for Christmas sales; but as I speak, only very few people call to check for the products. Everybody is complaining of lack of money. 


“Even the kids that usually demand for Christmas gifts and other things hardly ask for any of the things they used to buy in the past,” she said. She noted that the panic buying of petrol due to the rumour that the price would be increased is affecting sales because petrol scarcity leads to increase in cost of transportation and other products.An art designer and decorator, James Aladejana, described the preparations for this year’s Christmas as the worst he had experienced. The only thing that can make one to know that Christmas is near is hammartan season.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
No doubt, tourism has become an important sector that has an impact on development of country economy. With income creation and generation of job as its main benefit, for many regions and countries, the sector has become the most important source of welfare. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
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Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Committed to identifying and celebrating people who are not defined by one skill or talent, but are pursuing several things and succeeding at them, French cognac, Rmy Martin recently unveiled music video director turn filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba and fashion designer, Adebayo Oke Lawal of Orange Culture..... 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Celebrity influencers, actress Juliet Ibrahim and boyfriend, Iceberg Slim, have landed an ambassadorial deal with international perfume brand, OROS.Described as elegant, provocative and free spirited, a scent full of passion and emotion..... 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Despite the cheering news that Nigeria was out of recession, economic power of most Nigerians is still low. As such, politicians, civil servants and private sector workers have been faced with low purchasing power. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Tolu Olaoye, a lawyer, over an alleged violent abuse of her house-help, one 15-year-old Abigail Opebiyi at 5, El Shaddai Crescent, near Unique Estate in Baruwa, Ipaja area. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
A joint taskforce, comprising security agencies and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) monitoring team set up toendpetroleum products supply gaps in the country has uncovered 144 trucks that were not streamed by some marketers in Kano. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Ogun State Sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC)has warned that any motorist caught driving against traffic would forfeit his/her vehicle till after the Yuletide. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
I can think of a few words to describe the journey so far eye opening, interesting, daunting and surprisingly rewarding. We began production in 2015 after years of writing, focus group sessions, expert review of the content and extensive research to select the final cast and crew. It was an extremely tasking process. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this during the10th ministerial conference of the Fisheries Committee West Central of Guinea (FCWC), noting that safety of the Nigerian maritime water is of great concern. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was yesterday pronounced worthy in character and learning for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Christian Theology.The pronouncement was made after he spent 163 minutes to defend his voluminous dissertation before a six-man academic panel. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
For fun seekers with a mindset of serenity and quality service, BuZz BaRR, an exclusive premium lounge with a beautiful, rustic look is the place.Located on Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos the premium lounge, which is decorated in a rustic style with the bar made of onyx marble ..... 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
2018 will mark a milestone birthday for me. Oh yes, of course, I will be turning 20 ' for the second time! Almost a year ago, going through tough times and knowing this would be the final year of my thirties, I asked for one thing: finding inner peace and calm before I hit my forties. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Africa's largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to fly its first 'all women flight' into Nigeria today. According to the airline, women are expected to fill every role on the flight; from the pilots and cabin crew to in flight ramp operations as well as flight dispatchers on ground, the company revealed. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Following the commencement of the demolition of another market in Owerri and other perceived alleged misdeeds of the Rochas Okorocha led administration, members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), would on Monday, commence a civil protest in the major capital city. 
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