NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Friday29 December, 2017.


Fri, 29 Dec 2017

AS the strike action declared by workers in the employ of Osun entered its second day on Thursday, lecturers in the state-owned tertiary institutions, on Thursday said arrangements have been concluded to embark on indefinite industrial action by January 15th, 2018 to register their grievances against the payment of modulated salary by Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s adminsitration.
The lecturers, under the auspices of Council of Academic Staff Unions of Osun State Owned Tertiary Institutions (CASUOSTI) maintained that a 21-day ultimatum issued to the state government on November 7, 2017 had lapsed, stressing that and more than a month after the expiration of the ultimatum, their demands have not been acceded to 


 
In a statement endorsed by CASUOSTI chairman, Comrade Olusegun Lana and his secretary, Comrade Sikiru Folorunso, copies of which were made available to journalists in Osogbo, the body disclosed that the indefinite strike by the lecturuers was billed to cemmence in January 15th, 2018?

Academic staff and memebrs of CASUOSTI, who will down tools are from the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree (OSPOLY) the Osun State College of Technology , Esa Oke and the Colleges of Education in Ilesa and Ila Orangun.

According to the  statement, “This is to inform all members of our great unions that consequent upon the concurrent resolutions of the respective Congresses of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) and COEASU across the four State – owned tertiary institutions, we have issued a notice of indefinite strike action with effect from 15 th January 2018

“Government has not shown any seriousness towards addressing our painful plight as we have been subjected to untold hardship, frustrations and unprecedented levels of demoralization by the harsh effects of unaddressed festering issues including , but not limited to, perpetual half salaries (now up to 27 months) which our Unions were never in agreement to; unfulfilled collective agreements on staffing and proper composition of Governing Councils ; selective justice in the reinstatement of disengaged members of staff .

Fri, 29 Dec 2017

THE candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra State, Dr Obiora Okonkwo has commenced contempt proceedings against the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu for allegedly disobeying the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which dicreed him to issue Certificate of Return to him as the winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial seat.


 
The process contained in Form 48, which is a notice for consequences of disobedience to court order, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1092/14 was on Thursday  filed at the registry of the court by his counsel, Sabastine Hon (SAN).

The document reads: “Take notice that unless you obey the decisions contained in the consent judgment of this honourable court made by Justice John Tsoho on December 13, 2017, already served on you on December 19, 2017, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison.”

In addition to the contempt proceedings, Obiora has equally asked the Federal High Court to stop INEC from conducting the  re-run election for the Senatorial seat scheduled for January 13, 2018, as he has already been declared the winner of that election by a competent court of law.

In a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/ 1294/2017 filed yesterday at the registry of the court, Obiora (plaintiff) further asked the court to declare as invalid, null and void, all the processes leading to and consequent upon the scheduled rerun election, including announcement of results, declaration of the ‘winner,’ issuing of certificate of return to the ‘winner’ and the determination of an election petition or election petitions against any of the defendants.

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
FIVE daredevil suspected armed robbers,on Wednesday, in Warri, waylayed a vehicle, killed a cop on escort and vanished with a rifle and about N450,000. Nigerian Tribune gathered that the killed cop was a mobile policeman [...]The post Robbers kill cop, escape with N450,000 appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
BAYELSA State Police Command yesterday denied reports that a policeman shot his colleague in a gun duel with suspected cultist, describing it as misleading and untrue. The command said it was one of the suspected [...]The post Report on killing of policeman by colleague untrue 'PPRO appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commenced a public hearing in the allegations of human right violations against the Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the Federal Capital Territory. The Acting Executive Secretary [...]The post NHRC begins public hearing in allegations against SARS appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has congratulated the newly elected President of Liberia, George Weah, describing him as someone destined by God to be president. He said 'I salute George Weah's courage and resilience [...]The post Fayose congratulates George Weah as Liberias president-elect appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
IN a bid to end the ongoing fuel crisis and the untold hardship it is presently unleashing on Nigerians, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to [...]The post Petrol scarcity: Senate committee suspends recess, summons Kachikwu, NNPC GMD, others appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The surveillance team of the DPR, Abeokuta field office, on Thursday, dispensed petrol for free to motorists in Ogun State just as the department sealed off two filling stations in Cross River State for selling [...]The post DPR sells petrol free in Ogun, seals off 2 stations in Cross River appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered N26.7 billion from some banks in the outgoing year. A source in the anti-graft agency informed the Nigerian Tribune that the money was recovered from six [...]The post EFCC recovers N26.7bn from 6 banks appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
One Andrew Koku is now in police net for allegedly killing his six months old daughter, Precious Koku, on Christmas eve, in Obada area, of Ogun State. He was arrested by police detectives attached to [...]The post Father kills 6 months old daughter in Ogun appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has joined other Nigerians to pray for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari's son, Yusuf, who was involved in a power bike accident. The Chief Press Secretary to [...]The post Fayose prays for speedy recovery of Yusuf Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
A former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has charged Nigerians not to base their judgment of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on the current petroleum situation in the country, noting that the [...]The post Dont judge Buhari with petrol situation 'Fayemi 'Says PDP not credible alternative to APC appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buharion Thursdaymet with the suspended member of the House of Representatives, Hon Jibrin Abdulmumuni from Kano state. Emerging from the meeting, the lawmaker declined to say whether he met the president to seek [...]The post Buhari meets suspended Rep, Jibrin appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Director of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Mordecai Ladan, has assured Nigerians that the lingering scarcity of petrol will soon come to an end. Ladan gave the assuranceon Thursdayduring an inspection exercise of [...]The post Fuel scarcity will soon end 'DPR appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Following his involvement in a power bike accident in Abuja,on Tuesdaynight, the staff of the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock,on Thursday,in Abuja, offered special prayers for the quick recovery of Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari's son. The [...]The post Prayer session holds for Yusuf Buhari in Aso Rocks mosque appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
History was once again made at Ago-Are, Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State when Oba Dr Abodunrin Oyetunji Kofoworola (Ilufemiloye) Olakanla II, Aare of Ago-Are marked his first coronation anniversary with the launch of a N100 [...]The post Aare of Ago-Are celebrates first coronation anniversary in grand style appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Kolawole Daniel, writes on the recent public hearing held by House Committee on Civil Societies and Development Partners, on the Non-Governmental Organisations, (NGOs) Regulatory Bill, which sparked protests even outside the chambers. On December [...]The post When CSOs, govt agencies put NGO Regulatory Bill to the cross appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
It was not an unusual visit to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) as this had been the norm over the years. The Man in the Synagogue as he is fondly referred to is [...]The post Prophet TB Joshua, George Weah and Liberia's election appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
SINCE the timely emergence of the Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, in Nigeria's higher education emporium, the various segment of the public, very many stakeholders and players in the country's higher education sector, as well as [...]The post Tech-U: Filling a gap, charting a new course appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
STUDIES have shown that humans generally tend to associate themselves with issues that are relatable; situations that they can imagine themselves being in. Rape, racism and inequality may not necessarily be relatable situations for the [...]The post Making the world a better place for the girl-child appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
T HERE are doubts in many quarters regarding the $1 billion proposed for the Boko Haram war. This is bound to happen. We know how things are in our country. When such a huge amount [...]The post On $1bn insurgency fund appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
EDUCATION is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence. In this connection, children must be taught how to think and not what to think. Education is the progressive discovery [...]The post The value of education appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
THE 'I thought I was 74 but was told I'm 75' statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari throws more of legal implications and challenges to his presidency and his long service years than can be [...]The post Buhari: Legal implications of age appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Big Brother Naija is set to return for a third season with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as the host. Organisers of the reality show have confirmed that the media personality, who participated in the first season and [...]The post Ebuka returns as Big Brother Nigeria host appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
WhEN HID WISHED HER HUSBAND a 'deep sleep' on the night of May 8, 1987 as they departed for their separate bedrooms, she could not have imagined that that would be her eternal goodbye to [...]The post Wale Adebanwi on Mama HID (50) appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Nollywood actress, Uche Elendu, is one of the most sought after actresses in the Nollywood and her passion for acting has made her a popular face. Despite the fact that the industry has been taken [...]The post Crisis in marriage has nothing to do with celebrity status 'Uche Elendu appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Ibadan Countdown Festival (IBCF), last Friday, hosted the 'Thank you' concert for popular artiste, Reekado Banks with an attendance of over 10,000 funseekers. at its Palms Mall venue, thus making it the biggest outdoor [...]The post Ibadan Countdown Festival hosts biggest outdoor event in 2017 with Reekado Banks 'Thank you' concert appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Former worlds best footballer and presidential candidate of Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), George Weah, has won the Liberian presidential election after securing over 61.5 per cent of the vote, against his major opponent, Vice [...]The post BREAKING: George Weah is Liberias president-elect appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
IN honor of the Lunar New Year a shopping mall in northern China has planted an enormous statue of a dog that eerily resembles President Donald Trump. The statue, which is displayed at Fashion Walk [...]The post Chinese mall erects dog statue that looks like Trump appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Thursday said that it was discharging four vessels that shipped in Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) while nine others were waiting to berth. Mr Ibrahim Nasiru, Principal Manager, Corporate and [...]The post Petrol crisis: 4 vessels discharged petrol on Thursday, 9 await berthing 'NPA appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
IN March 2013, retired chemical company employee Anne Xing, her older sister and their husbands visited a China Everbright Bank branch on the outskirts of Shanghai. A private wealth manager at the bank had a [...]The post Investigative report of shadow banking system in China appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
MedView Airline has explained why its flight out of London, Gatwick was delayed attributing it to what it called an Aircraft on Ground (AOG) situation. In the aviation parlance, Aircraft on the ground means, when [...]The post Why we suffered flight delays 'MedView Airlines appeared first on Tribune. 

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