NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [25 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 25 December, 2017.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari spoke for the first time yesterday on the excruciating nationwide fuel scarcity, expressing his sympathy for Nigerians who are enduring weeks of needless queues at filling stations. In a statement personally signed by him and posted on his twitter handle, @Mbuhari #FuelScarcity, he said the development was regrettable.

“I am being regularly briefed, especially on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC’s) interventions to ensure that there is enough petrol available during this period and beyond. The fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide is regrettable. I sympathize with all Nigerians on having to endure needless fuel queues,” he said.

The president said he had the NNPC’s assurance that the situation would improve significantly over the next few days, “as new shipments and supplies are distributed across the country.“I have also directed the regulators to step up their surveillance and bring an end to hoarding and price inflation by marketers.


“Let me also assure that the relevant agencies will continue to provide updates on the situation. I thank you all for your patience and understanding.”

Struck by the pains following the fuel scarcity, Nigerians have taken to the social media to call on President Buhari, who is also the Minister of Petroleum, to address the issue.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Buhari yesterday came under attack from the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose.In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said the nation’s economic hardship was largely caused by “sheer incompetence, gross insensitivity and shambolic policies of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.”


Mon, 25 Dec 2017

To ensure crime-free Christmas and New Year festivities in Imo State, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has created five special units and deployed 63 officers to each unit.

This brings the total number to 615 officers to man the units. Out of the number, each unit has 60 men and three officers.Also, the Commissioner of Police, Chris Okey Ezike, has directed that no officer of the command should either proceed on annual or casual leave during the period.

Ezike, who disclosed this while briefing journalists at the police headquarters in Owerri, noted that his men were combatant ready to ensure that crime fighting was taken to all the 644 autonomous communities in the state during the season.He urged the people to be vigilant and use the phone numbers of the area commands in the Okigwe, Owerri and Orlu zones to report any crime.He sought the cooperation of all in crime fighting.


Meanwhile, worshippers in Plateau State have been advised to go to Church on time to enable security operatives to conduct screening before service commences.Also, drivers and commuters should avoid carrying any form of weapon to Church, as anyone caught will be arrested.

Spokesman of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major Adam Umar, who gave the warnings in a statement at the weekend, also warned drivers to avoid vehicle over-loading and reckless driving as it poses threat to lives and offenders would be detained until after the celebration.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Apparently to ensure strict adherence to global best practice, two Strategic Business Units (SBUs) of Alpha Mead Group - Alpha Mead Development Company (AMDC) and Alpha Mead Facilities Management Services Limited (AMFacilities)..... 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
To further reduce the effect of climate, Ondo State government has urged all residents to cultivate the habit of planting trees in their homes.The Commissioner for Natural Resources, Alhaji Rasheed Badmus... 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusufis expected to release the final list of players for the Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) this week, officials of the team have revealed. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari spoke for the first time yesterday on the excruciating nationwide fuel scarcity, expressing his sympathy for Nigerians who are enduring weeks of needless queues at filling stations. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
When the situation in any home, clan or country becomes extremely precarious or serious or tragic, we need men and women who have the innate or acquired capacity to make us laugh. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
No fewer than 40 vessels are expected to berth at Lagos ports this week, as petroleum products takes the lead with nine tanker vessels laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, diesel, and aviation fuel. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other financial institutions to stop funding fossil fuel projects to achieve a cleaner environment. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Hopes of realizing the mortgage-backed housing dream brightened recently, following the adoption of the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) pioneered draft model mortgage foreclosure law by four states in the country. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
With the dawn of innovative technologies in solid waste management, Enugu State Government has moved to ensure cleaner, healthier and more aesthetic city through a massive reform in the waste and sanitation management system. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The success of the just-concluded, 2017 Port Harcourt International Trade Fair, has been described as a strong pointer that Rivers State is safe for business and investment. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Still basking in the euphoria of the historic defeat of Arsenal Beach Soccer team at the COPA Lagos Beach Soccer tournament, Pepsi Football Academy has pledged to establish a strong beach soccer culture in the academy. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Plans are underway by the National Assembly to extend the local content initiative to other critical sectors of the economy.Specifically, the law making chambers are considering using power, construction and Information Communication Technology sector to test-run the initiative. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The President, African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO), Dr. Elisha Attai has said that gender equality as lately discovered is not just a women issue but also a human issue. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Faced with concerns on the activities of land grabbers, Lagos State government has pledged to bring to the barest minimum illegal and fraudulent activities in the real estate sector. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The removal of six roundabouts along the Lekki-Epe Expressway has saved residents and motorists in that axis about N87billion yearly, a report of the Junction Improvement Works carried out by a construction giant, Planet Projects Limited, has revealed. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
The battle for the soul of a property situated at 4-6 Odegbami Street, off Adeniji Jones, Ikeja, Lagos between an educational services firm, Management Science Centre Limited and First Bank Nigeria Plc over alleged indebtedness by the former has shifted to the Federal High Court, Lagos. 

Mon, 25 Dec 2017
It is Christmas Day again and Christians all over the world celebrate the great event of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Saviour whose remarkable life of virtue, teaching and sacrificial death on the Cross of Calvary form the bedrock of the over two thousand year-old Christian religion. 
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