NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Friday22 December, 2017.

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Oyo state government has released the sum of N8.8 billion for payment of salaries of all local government workers in the state. The sum released is to attend to the immediate payment of between [...]The post Oyo releases N8.8bn for LG workers' salaries appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
THE Federal Government has declaredMonday 25th and Tuesday 26 December 2017as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations. Government has also declaredMonday 1st January 2018as Public Holidays to mark New Year. Minister of [...]The post FG declares public holidays for Xmas, New Year celebrations appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), PrinceUche Secondus, has handed flags to the partys candidates in tomorrows (Saturdays) local government elections and charged them to represent the party well in the elections. [...]The post Secondus hands party flags to Ekiti PDP candidates in LG polls appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
In line with his statutory duty and in a bid to further decongest prisons in the state, the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Honourable Justice Munta Ladipo Abimbola,on Thursdayfreed 84 inmates from the Agodi Prison. [...]The post 84 Agodi inmates gain freedom at Oyo CJs discretion appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Speaker, Oyo House of Assembly, Honourable Micheal Adeyemo, has said that the Assembly is restrained to act on the recent defection of some members of the opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because [...]The post Why Oyo Minority leader is yet to lose seat despite defection 'Speaker appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Osun State government,on Thursday, rejected a High Court judgment, delivered in Ilesa, which held that State of Osun was an aberration, illegal and unknown to the 1999constitution of the federal government of Nigeria. The government [...]The post Osun govt rejects High Court judgmentdeclaring State of Osun unknown to 1999 constitution appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Oyo State Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Cooperatives, Mrs Taibat Adeyemi-Agaba, has said the recent passage of the bill for the upgrade of Oyo State College of Cooperatives, Ilora, into a National Diploma (ND) and [...]The post Low/middle-class will benefit from Oyo Cooperatives College upgrade 'Commissioner appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that it is poised for the 2018 election in Ekiti State, saying its delegates would be known by February when the list of delegates would be made public. [...]The post Ekiti 2018: APC to release delegates list February, says Dep Chair appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Lagos State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Thursday, re-elected its chairman and secretary, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola and Baba Aladura, Elder Dr Israel Akinadewo, respectively for another three years. The General Assembly [...]The post Lagos CAN re-elects Bamgbola, Akinadewo, others appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Four Chinese nationals regained their freedom from the captives of their abductors, following a joint operation of the men of the military operatives in Okitipupa and the Naval base in Igbokoda, in Ondo state. The [...]The post 4 kidnapped Chinese rescued in Ondo, asex-militants move against sea pirates appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The PDP caucus in a statement issued by Deputy Minority Leader, Honourable Chukwuka Onyemacondemned the group, describing it as a mere band of ill-disguised impostors whom the House caucus will never recognize or interact with. [...]The post APC behind fresh PDP 'PDP Reps caucus appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Another member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Honourable Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, on Thursday, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Honourable Nanna Igbokwe, it will be recalled, defected to APC on Tuesday. The Speaker, Honourable [...]The post Kano APC chairman resigns appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
In the wake of his release by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Chief Executive Officer, Innoson Group, Chief Innocent Chukwuma has maintained that his arrest by EFCC was illegal. This is as he [...]The post My arrest illegal, I was never invited by EFCC 'Innoson boss appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to work with the government to avert the collapse of public confidence in the justice system of the country. The president made the call when [...]The post We must avert collapse of public confidence in judicial system 'Buhari tells NBA appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The current grueling fuel situation in Delta State beganon Sundaynight in Warri after the screaming headlines on pages of national dailies emerged to the effect that PENGASSAN was embarking on strike ahead of Christmas. The [...]The post Anguish, lamentations in Delta as fuel crisis worsens appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi,on Thursday, stated that the sector remained a critical factor in the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (2017-2020) which projects that the minerals [...]The post FG targets N141bn GDP for mining by 2020 'Fayemi appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Fuel scarcity bites harder in Lagos and its environs despite the assurances by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of over 80 million litres daily supply to Lagos, Abuja and other major cities. Most filling [...]The post Fuel scarcity bites harder in Lagos, Abuja, other cities despite NNPCs assurances appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The battle to secure the governorship ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun, ahead of 2018 governorship poll assumed an interesting trendon Tuesdaywhen one of the gubernatorial hopefuls, who is also the Speaker [...]The post 2018: Osun Speaker distributes Lipton tea, snacks, TomTom to residents appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Chief Segun Alexander Adekola is the member representing Ekiti South Federal Constituency 1 of Ekiti State in the House of Representatives. In this interview with BODE ADEWUMI, he speaks on the activities in the House, [...]The post Fayose is not controversial 'Hon Adekola appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
WILLIAM Hewlett and David Packard, after graduation from Stanford University in 1935, started-off in a one-car garage which belonged to Packard. On the 1st of January 1939, Hewlett and Packard established HP with an initial [...]The post The challenge of transforming Sabo-Yaba into Silicon Valley appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Business Dictionary defines safety as the state of being safe; freedom from the occurrence of risk of injury, danger or loss. Though, sometimes, we may find ourselves in a tough environment, having a safety-conscious [...]The post Averting road traffic crashes in this season appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Managing Director, International Services, Ethiopian Airlines, Mr Esayas WoldeMariam, in this interview with select travels, tourism and aviation journalists at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, speaks on aviation liberalisation, infrastructure development in Ethiopian Airlines and operations [...]The post Our multiple gateways to build connectivity, integrate Africa 'Ethiopian Airlines MD appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
LATELY, crude oil prices have rallied steadily, rising above $60 per barrel in November. The increase has been precipitated by three principal factors. First is the production cut by members of the Organisation of Petroleum [...]The post The rising crude oil prices appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
A former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Alhaji Sarafadeen Tunji Isola, has been turbaned as the new Baba Adinni of Yorubaland. The ceremony, held in Abeokuta, Ogun State, was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari, [...]The post Buhari, Amosun commend S/West's body of imams, alfas appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Cross River Government has promised to provide free healthcare services to 1.5 million women and children across the state under its Maternal New-Born and Child Health Week programme. Dr Inyang Asibong, the State Commissioner [...]The post C/River targets 1.5m women, children for free healthcare service appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Deputy Editor, LEON USIGBE, writes on the controversial approval by state governors for the Federal Government to withdraw $1billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for the fight against Boko Haram. Once again, the Excess [...]The post Excess crude account and its controversies appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
For Ekiti born actor, Samuel Ajibola, better known as Spiff, a role he clinched in the popular M-Net TV series 'The Johnsons' is one Nollywood's brightest stars to look out for in the industry as [...]The post 'How I wooed Obasanjo to act in my skit' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Today, all roads in Ibadan will lead to the Palms mall, Ring Road, Ibadan, where the Ibadan Countdown Festival (IBCF) will host the 'Thank you' concert for the popular artiste, Reekado Banks. Banks, who has [...]The post Reekado Banks, Don Jazzy, Pasuma, Adekunle Gold, Falz, others to shut Ibadan down today appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Whistle-blowerWHILE the seemingly endless detention of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, the long detention, followed by release, disappearance of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, the unlawful increment of electricity tariff by power companies despite [...]The post Lest whistle-blowers run amok appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to repudiate President Trump's controversial declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump threatened to withhold aid in retaliation for a vote condemning his position. The [...]The post UN votes 128-9 to void Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital + VIDEO appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Raul Castro, who replaced his brother Fidel as Cuba's president in 2008, will remain in the post two months longer than originally scheduled, after the National Assembly voted on to extend the current legislative term [...]The post Raul Castro to step down as Cubas president April 2018 appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Debt Management Office (DMO) on behalf of the Federal Government, has listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) US$300 million Diaspora bond, as well as three billion dollars Eurobond, saying the debt instrument will [...]The post $3bn Eurobond, $300m Diaspora bond to fund budget deficit 'DMO appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Federal Government has restated its commitment to conserving its foreign exchange through an agricultural revolution, by providing cheap funding of about five per cent to farmers. This position was made knownon Thursdayby the Governor [...]The post FG will continue to support agriculture to conserve Forex 'Emefiele appeared first on Tribune. 
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