NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [28 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 28 December, 2017.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017

On Tuesday, the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) blamed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the shortage, claiming that its members’ “depots are empty” despite the NNPC’s claim that it had excess products to supply.

Yesterday, the NNPC described the DAPPMA’s statement as “unfortunate”.

In a statement, the oil giant said: “The NNPC wishes to affirm that it has supplied appreciable volume to DAPPMA, Major Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) and Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) to rid the challenges currently being experienced in the supply and distribution of petroleum products in the country.


 
“NNPC regrets that DAPPMA which members had taken receipts of products from Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of NNPC and owe the company to the tune of N26.7billion as at December 21, 2017, has the audacity to indict NNPC unjustifiably.”

It added that the statement by DAPPMA that the problem in the supply of products was due to the inability of the Direct Sale Direct Purchase (DSDP) partners of NNPC to deliver on their business obligations is unfounded and self-indicting as many of DAPPMA members patronise DSDP international counterparts as the corporation.

“Despite the concession by the government giving access to DAPPMA to obtain FOREX at an official rate of N305 per dollar for PMS import, their members have not been able to do so, leaving NNPC as the sole supplier of PMS to the Nigerian market.

“The NNPC assures the public that despite the increase it effected in the supply of PMS in the December 2017, it has nonetheless, programmed to supply 1.2billion litres of the white products in January 2018, translating to about 40million litres of PMS supply per day. Ordinarily, Nigeria consumes about 700 trucks (about 27million – 30million) litres per day.

“Despite the current challenges, Nigerians are reassured that there is no plan to increase PMS pump price above N145/litre and that NNPC will continue to maintain ex–depot price of N133.28/litre which guarantees the pump price not exceeding the N145 per litre capped by the government.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
A team of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) officials, led by NNPC Group Managing Director Maikanti Baru, yesterday continued its unscheduled visits to filling stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) suspected to be involved in underhand dealings. The visits, facilitated by the operatives of the Nigerian SecurityRead MoreThe post NNPC, DPR intensify clampdown on errant stations appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The United States has reaffirmed her full support for Nigeria's battle against Boko Haram with yesterday's expression of commitment to sell A29 Super Tucano fighter jets to the Nigerian Air Force. US Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington yesterday presented Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar atRead MoreThe post U.S. Tucano fighter jets coming to battle Boko Haram appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari's son, Yusuf, is 'stable' in the hospital after a bike accident in Abuja. The Presidency said he was involved in the bike accident on Tuesday night around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President Mallam Garba Shehu in a statement said YusufRead MoreThe post Buhari's son 'stable' after bike accident appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives have quizzed a former Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Mallam Suleiman Dikko, for alleged N20billion fraud. Also grilled were contractors and top directors of UBEC, including those in charge of Finance and Procurement. Dikko's and some contractors' passports have been impounded 'to ensure unhinderedRead MoreThe post 'N20b fraud': EFCC quizzes ex-UBEC boss Dikko, others appea 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
A new Liberian President will be known today following Tuesday's presidential runoff election. The National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia set today's date for the announcement of official provisional results. The run-off was between former FIFA World Football of the Year Senator George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai. The winner will succeed outgoing PresidentRead MoreThe post Liberia to get new President today appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Not less than 10 filling stations were sealed off in different parts of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, following the enforcement by a combined team of the operatives of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and officials of the Oyo state government. Seven were sealed off yesterday in addition to the three sealed off onRead MoreThe post DPR, Oyo govt seal 10 filling stations in Ibadan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Lagos West Senator Solomon Adeola yesterday described the petrol shortage as regrettable especially coming during the Yuletide. He told reporters at his annual end-of-year party for his constituent in Egbeda/ Alimosho local government area, that he was happy that the effect of the scarcity was wearing out with petrol supply gradually returning to normal inRead MoreThe post Fuel scarcity regrettable, says senator appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Police yesterday in Lokoja paraded 30 inter-state armed robbery and kidnap suspects terrorising Kogi and the neighbouring states. Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood (CSP) said those arrested included some who allegedly kidnapped and killed an expatriate engineer with Dangote Cement Company. Moshood said at the Kogi Police Command headquarters that 'The IGP directed the CommissionerRead MoreThe post Police parade 30 inter-state robbers, kidnap suspects in Kogi appeared first on The Nation Ni 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
No fewer than 250,000 Nigerians benefitted from the just-concludedMTN'Season of Surprises' give-back initiative. MTN's General Manager Consumer Marketing Oluwole Rawa said the Season of Surprises team reached out to hundreds of thousandsof Nigerians over two weeks. According to him, many received gifts such as television sets, airtime, food items and branded souvenirs in the variousRead MoreThe post 250,000 Nigerians benefit fromMTN's'Season of Surprises' appeared f 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
No one told me that it takes a while before youre comfortable doing it without any accompanying music to drown out the sounds you and whoever youre doing it with will inevitably make.No one told me that theres is a real difference between doing it with the lights on and doing it with the lights off.No one told me you dont physically feel a difference, you cant physically feel a difference, between when youre being safe and when youre playing with the chance of pregnancy. Your body doesnt tell yo 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
It's that season of the year again, that is usually characterised by dusty and dry wind. And this predisposes many of us to cold and flu. For those of us who love the Harmattan season, our love for it comes at a price. According to experts on health, the change in the environment with resultsRead MoreThe post How to stay healthy during harmattan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Ihad my first Out of Body Experience (OBE) at 24, a few months before I went to the university. I lived in a single room apartment in Shomolu, in downtown Lagos. That wonderful night, I dreamed that a man I read to be of dark and evil intent wished to psychically attack me in theRead MoreThe post Christmas seasonseason for rebirth, not revelry (2) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
For a brand new you-body and soul, OYEYEMI GBENGA -MUSTAPHA writes that a visit to the physiotherapy unit/Health promotion Unit of Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba can fix you for the new year. We are in the festive season and everyone wants to enjoy life to the fullest where there is no hinderance to freedom ofRead MoreThe post 'Time to fix your body' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Colours are more than what they seem. They impact on health. They also determine mood and emotions because they influence the flow and amount of energy in the body. The absence of colours can affect aura and thus predispose people to various ailments. A colour therapist, Chief Iwowarri James spoke to WALE ADEPOJU on theRead MoreThe post Importance of colour to life appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Pawpaw, known botanically as carica papaya, is often called a wonder fruit for all its great properties. It is a nutritional storehouse and has effective digestive enzymes. Often nutritionists ask you to increase your fruit intake and papaya is often on that list. Papaya contains numerous minerals and chemicals, flavonoids as well as carotenoids. ThisRead MoreThe post Health benefits of pawpaw appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The West African Examinations Council ( WAEC ) says it will always partner relevant organisations to assist prison inmates to have easy access to education. The council's Head of National Office ( HNO ), Mr. Olutise Adenipekun, said on Wednesday that such collaboration would enhance the inmates' transformation and development. Adenipekun was speaking against theRead MoreThe post WAEC pledges collaboration on prisoners' access to education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Zamfara Government has described the fire that gutted the N183 million Tertiary Education Trust Fund ( TETFund ) intervention project at the State College of Education, Maru, as unfortunate. The acting State Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala who visited the College on Tuesday to assess the damage, noted that the inferno caused a great loss toRead MoreThe post Fire guts N183m TETFund project appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Nigerian equities reopened yesterday with a tinge of bearishness as profit-taking transactions on many large-cap stocks dragged the overall market position to a net loss of N225 billion. The two main value-based indices at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed on the negative, underlining that the decline was due to price depreciation. The All ShareRead MoreThe post Profit-taking drags equities to N225b loss appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Heritage Bank Plc has partnered with Folio Media Group, publishers of the Daily Times, to organise the 60th anniversary of Miss Nigeria and the 2017 edition of the beauty pageant. Miss Ehiguese Mildred Peace, representing Adamawa State, emerged Miss Nigeria at the grand finale of the beauty pageant held at Eko Convention Centre in Lagos.Read MoreThe post Heritage Bank, Group partner on pageant appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Inclement weather occasioned by the harmattan haze has forced many domestic carriers to cancel flights from the Lagos Airport into Port Harcourt, Enugu, Calabar, Uyo, Benin, Warri, Asaba , Ibadan and Ilorin. The harmattan haze resulting in poor visibility is preventing airlines from operating flights into airports less than 800 meters approved weather minima byRead MoreThe post Airlines count losses as bad weather disrupts flights nationwide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has expressed readiness to partner with relevant bodies in its quest to ensure zero tolerance on infractions in Nigeria's capital market and to ensure that perpetrators of fraudulent acts are brought to book. Acting Director General of SEC, Dr. Abdul Zubair stated this when the chairman and members of InvestmentsRead MoreThe post SEC, IST partner to curb market infractions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The real estate sector had initial hitches as a result of the recession in the early part of the year. However, with the country's exit from the economic recession, some measure of good prospects followed, especially in the retail mall sub sector, writes MUYIWA LUCAS. Stakeholders in the real estate sector have taken a lookRead MoreThe post Real estate 2017: Development at snail speed appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The incessant fuel scarcity plaquing the country will soon become a thing of the past, a Bayelsa based industrialist, Dr. Azibapu Eruani, has said. Eruani, an operator of a privately owned refinery about to commence operation, told journalists that the yearly fuel scarcity debacle, particularly during festive periods in the country, is inexcusable, pointing outRead MoreThe post We will end fuel scarcity, says MD Azikel Petroleum appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Egypt could be a front runner in transforming intra-African trade and boosting innovation and industrialisation on the African continent, the Managing Director of the Intra-African Trade Initiative at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Kanayo Awani, has said Speaking during the opening of a one-day workshop on intra-African trade, organised by Afreximbank, in Cairo, she saidRead MoreThe post Afreximbank names leaders in intra-African trade appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
JPMorgan Chase & Co, has been fined $2.8 million by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for violating United States rules on securities trading by customer. According to settlement papers, JPMorgan failed to properly segregate customer securities from its own assets because of systematic coding and design flaws and a lack of supervision. The bankRead MoreThe post US regulator fines JPMorgan $2.8m over asset breach appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Managing Director/CEO, Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Charles Kie, has commended Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organisers of 10 kilometre Okpekpe International Road Race on the recent upgrade of the Road Race to silver Labe. The upgrade was done by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). He said the elevation does not only lend credence to the standardRead MoreThe post Ecobank CEO praises Okpekpe road race upgrade appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The Federal Government has approved the establishment of a liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG ) extraction plant at Ikuru Town, Rivers state for Green Energy International Limited, the Operator of the Otakikpo marginal field in OML 11. The license to Establish ( LTE) of the 12MMSCFD capacity plant, was issued to the company by the DepartmentRead MoreThe post Fed Govt approves LPG extraction plant for Green Energy appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
A good sign that the Nigerian military is beginning to respect human rights For a country whose post-independence history is replete with continual manifestations of military impunity, the conviction of four soldiers serving in Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State for human rights abuses is a very welcome development. Lance-Corporal John Godwin was sentenced toRead MoreThe post Convicted soldiers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Labour unions should be more patriotic in handling industrial relations The tendency of workers in the oil sector to go on strike with the aim of forcing government to meet their demands has reached an absurd level. The recent industrial action by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) was ridiculous and illogical.Read MoreThe post Absurd strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
SIR: Youths are the backbone of every society or nation. They are the agents of development and they can positively change the future of their societies. But today, they are the centre of societal problems. Armed robbery, kidnappings, drug abuse and prostitution are common among our youths that our country depends on for sustainable development.Read MoreThe post Letter to Nigerian youths appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Dear reader, who on earth does not know Tom and Jerry, T&J' The animated cartoon series that centres around Tom, the house cat defending his territory and Jerry, the irritant mouse. This effervescent animation was first created about 77 years ago in the US and has remained fresh across generations of television viewers across theRead MoreThe post Tom, Jerry and Shekau appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Hon. Essien Okiemute, a former member of the Delta State House of Assembly, spoke with Polycarp Orosevwotu in Isoko on why President Muhammadu Buhari should be re-elected in 2019 poll. What is your assessment of the Buhari administration in the last two and half years' President Muhammadu Buhari, has performed credibly well, personally I willRead MoreThe post Why Nigerians 'll re-elect Buhari, by ex-lawmaker appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
In this piece, Mohammed Ismail highlights the qualities expected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flagbearer for the 2019 election. The recently conducted Peoples Democratic Party's elective convention, has for the umpteenth time shown the democratic credentials of former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Muhammad Makarfi who despite the projections of the naysayers,Read MoreThe post 'Why Makarfi deserves PDP presidential ticket' appeared first on The Nat 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Otunba Segun Adewale, has kicked off his mobilisation in Ekiti State with distribution of electronic gadgets to empower residents. Adewale, who has commenced his ward-to-ward visit, ahead of the primary and the 2018 election, said his main policy thrust is to banish poverty from Ekiti land. He saidRead MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: Adewale unfolds ambition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Former Militiary Head of State Gen. Muritala Mohammed's first son, Abba Risqua, has quit politics to enable him concentrate on his business. Riqua, who was a running-mate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2015 election in Kano State, Alhaji Sagir Salihu Takai, said his decision to step aside from politics, willRead MoreThe post Mohammed: I'm quitting politics appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Ayo Akinola is a Senior Special Assistant to Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola. In this interview with MUSA ODOSHIMOKHE in Lagos, he speaks on the people-oriented programmes of the administration and other issues. How cordial is the relationship between workers and Osun State governor' The relationship is very cordial. This will surprise many cynics whoRead MoreThe post 'Aregbesola 'll not compromise workers' welfare' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 
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