NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [3RD JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday3rd January, 2017.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018

Following the Crossover night shootout in which 17 persons were killed in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government of  Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike, has placed a N200 million bounty for information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the massacre.


 
Speaking on Tuesday when he led the Rivers State Security Council on a fact-finding/sympathy visit to the families of the victims, the Governor pledged that anyone was connected in any way with the crime would have his/her houses forfeited to the government..

He said: “We have placed a N200 million bounty for relevant information that will lead to the arrest of all those involved in this unfortunate act of violence.

“Anybody who is connected to this crime in any way will have his/her houses forfeited to the Government.  This place has been peaceful before this unfortunate mayhem.

“We will not allow another case of this violence.  We have mobilised the security agencies to take the battle to the perpetrators “.

Governor Wike added that all those linked to the Omoku violence will face the full weight of the law.

“You cannot shed innocent blood and go free. We are working with all the security agencies to do everything possible to arrest the perpetrators. They must pay for this”, he said.

The governor commiserated with the families of the deceased, saying that the State Government will support them in burying their loved ones. He added that the state government will also settle the medical bills of those receiving treatment at different hospitals.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018

THE Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has released  a 31 minute video message on Tuesday claiming that his sect were behind the series  of attacks in witnessed in the Northeast in recent times


 
It would be recalled that there had been series of attacks in the region which led to the death of innocent people  during the just concluded  festive period .

Indeed, this new video was coming 24 hours after the President Muhammad Buhari has claimed in his new year message that the sect had been beaten and they only carried out sporadic attacks.

Assuring Nigerians that the federal government was ready to end the insurgency which has engulfed the region.

The president had said, ‘Isolated attacks still occur, but even the best-policed countries cannot prevent determined criminals from committing terrible acts of terror,”

However, in the new video, Shekau was boosting that the sect was in good health, saying, nothing had happened to the sect apparently reacting to the claim by both the government and the military that they have suffered defeat.
He said, “We are in good health and nothing has happened to us. Nigerian troops, police and those creating mischief against us can’t do anything against us, and you will gain nothing,” he said.

The leader of the dreaded Islamic sect who spoke in Hausa continued, “We carried out the attacks in Maiduguri, in Gamboru, in Damboa. We carried out all these attacks.”

He then released the footage of the Christmas Day attack on a military checkpoint in Molai village on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which the military said was thwarted by troops after one hour of battle.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018

Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, met with oil marketers in Abuja on Tuesday where a committee was set up to explore ways to augment the cost of petroleum importation incurred by oil marketers.
The ad-hoc committee headed by Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu will meet at 10amWednesday to work out details of how to prevent the products scarcity witnessed in the country last December.
Also at the meeting which took place at the State House Conference Center were Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, Director General of Department of State Services (DSS), representatives of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and Deport and Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPMAN), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) among others.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Kachikwu deflected questions on alleged blackmailers mentioned by President Muhammadu Buhari during his New Year Day broadcast as those behind the recent scarcity.
He said Tuesday’s stakeholders’ meeting was to analyze what went wrong in the supply chain and find a lasting solution.
The Minister said:  “The whole idea was to do a centric analysis of what really went wrong. Like you know for over two years we have been out of this petroleum, it’s been working well,
NNPC has been managing it properly and suddenly there was this gap.
“So, they wanted us to put heads together to find out what went wrong. It is not a fault finding meeting, how do we take correcting measures to avoid that and what are the things that are creating the difficulties in the system.
“Because fuel scarcity has been ever lingering 30, 40-year-old thing and I think it is to the credit of Mr. President and his government over the last two years that we haven’t had any of this through his policy that he has enunciated. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Members of staff of the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Tuesday, took to the streets to protest the sack of 256 members of staff and transfer of another 299 to the [...]The post LAUTECH teaching hospital workers protest sack of 256, transfer of 299 others appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Borno Government has reviewed the curfew in Maiduguri metropolis from 8pm to 6am as against the existing 10 pm to 6 am. Although no strong reason was given to send residents home by 8 [...]The post Borno govt reviews curfew in Maiduguri appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Lagos State Police Commandon Tuesdayrecorded a major breakthrough in the fight against the menace of Badoo cult with the arrest of the groups herbalist, Fatai Adebayo alias Alese. Police disclosed that it had earlier at [...]The post Police arrest Badoo cult leader, chief herbalist appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his deepest condolences to the family, the Government and people of Katsina and Kaduna states on the sad demise of Alhaji Lawal Kaita, a former governor of the old Kaduna [...]The post Buhari mourns Lawal Kaita appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode,on Tuesday,gave an assurance that the ongoing construction of the Pen Cinema Flyover will be delivered in the next 10 months. Governor Ambode, accompanied by key members of his cabinet, [...]The post Pen Cinema flyover will be ready in 10 months 'Ambode appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The former governor of old Kaduna state and one of the Northern region prominent politician, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, is dead. Late Kaita died onTuesdayevening at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja, after a protracted illness. A [...]The post Ex-governor of old Kaduna State, Lawal Kaita, is dead appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari over claims that some Nigerians were deliberately inflicting hardship on Nigerians by creating the current fuel scarcity and that he was determined to get [...]The post Fuel scarcity: Stop blame game, take responsibility, Fayose tells Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Federal Government has flooded Abuja the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs with trucks of petrol thus ending the scar'city of the product in the city. The trucks were said to have been [...]The post Fuel scarcity: FG floods Abuja, environs with trucks appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)on Tuesdayexpressed determination to win the 2019 governorship election in the state, declaring, We will shock the All Progressives Congress (APC) by winning the governorship election in Lagos [...]The post Were determined to win Lagos governorship in 2019, PDP vows appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
An additional 22 suspected hoodlums have been arrested by the Kwara State police command in connection with the New Year eve attack on worshippers in the Ilorin metropolis, making a total number of 32 arrests. [...]The post Kwara police arrest 32 as hoodlums rape daughter in mothers presence appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
OUR dear country, Nigeria, is currently faced with myriads of challenges that have constantly threatened if not betrayed the very creeds upon which it was established. Between 1960 and now, Nigeria has passed through different [...]The post The plight of Nigerians appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Nigerias economy has been in a very bad shape for sometime now. Data released by the National Burea of Statistics (NBS) in November 2016 showed that the economy contracted further by 2.24 per cent in [...]The post Scaling up patronage of made-in-Aba goods appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
At the twilight of 2017, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appeared to have sunk into another round of crisis with the emergence of a faction called 'Fresh PDP.' Though the main leadership has dismissed the [...]The post 'Fresh PDP' and matters arising appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
A S of 1979 when the Army handed over power, there were 40 companies operating in the country. These companies with their locations and the percentage of Federal Government shareholding included the following: Anambra Motor [...]The post The killing of 40 companies appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The importance of education, the world over, cannot be overemphasised, particularly amongst the advanced nations which have had technological and scientific breakthroughs through researches in their respective university campuses. Apart from the research grants that [...]The post Of varsities without electricity appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
A crooked eye sees the chicken that walks crooked. So if you are going to the Yankari Games Reserve, once you fly into Jos, Plateau State, you should be ready for some 200 plus kilometers [...]The post Reservations about Nigeria, Yankari Games Reserve appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Numan-born Professor Jose Ambe is the head of Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). In his calling as a medical practitioner, sick tender kids who cannot express themselves have been [...]The post The battle against malnutrition in North-East Nigeria appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
In the face of dwindling revenue accurable from oil which is the sole source of wealth generation in Nigeria, a call has been made to seek alternative funding for the nation's infrastructural needs. Expressing concern [...]The post FCT minister, others advocate alternative funding for infrastructure provision appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
2017 was an eventful year for Nigeria because it culminated in acute fuel scarcity and forced many Nigerians to celebrate yuletide season in pains. OLATUNDE DODONDAWA writes on the factors that may shape Nigeria's oil [...]The post A preview of oil and gas sector in 2018 appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
THE Federal Government has approved the establishment of a liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG ) extraction plant at Ikuru Town in Rivers state for Green Energy International Ltd, the Operator of the Otakikpo marginal field in [...]The post FG approves LPG plant for Green Energy appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
French prisoners are to get landline phones in their cells, the ministry of justice confirmed on Tuesday. The move is aimed at combating widespread smuggling of mobile phones as well as helping prisoners to maintain [...]The post Prisoners to get phones in cells appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Liberian President-elect George Weah, on Tuesday, set modest goals for his six-year term, calling for Liberia to start exporting crops and repairing decrepit infrastructure, in his first interview since winning election last week. Weah rode [...]The post Liberia: George Weah sets modest goals for his 6-year term appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
There was pandemonium on Tuesday at the popular container complex around the PTML terminal located at the Tin-Can Island Port in Lagos as fire reportedly broke out at one of the container offices, thereby affecting [...]The post Fire outbreak guts 40 offices at NPA complex appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Nigerias leading container terminal operator, APM Terminals Apapa Limited has waived handling and storage charges running into several millions of naira on a container load of fish which was donated by the Federal Government to [...]The post APM Terminals waives charges on fish container for IDPs appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
An international organisation that facilitates energy conferences and investment drive, EnergyNet Limited, has announced its annual Regional Energy Co-operation (REC) summit. The event will hold fromJanuary 24 to 25, 2018, at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel [...]The post EnergyNet announces date for REC summit in Abidjan appeared first on Tribune. 
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