NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [4TH JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Thursday4th January, 2017.


Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State escaped mob attack on Wednesday as thousands of youths, in Makurdi, the state capital, protested the killings, on Monday, in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state.


 
The protesters also defied the tear gas thrown at them by security operatives and also nearly mobbed the governor, who had to break off from the security council meeting to calm the frayed nerves.

Security operatives, Nigerian Tribune learnt, had to whisk away the governor into a waiting vehicle when the situation became tense.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen had, for two days running, launched an onslaught on six communities in the two council areas, leading to the death of over 20 people.

The youth, who thronged the major highways within the capital city, prevented access to the Lafia-Makurdi highway, the Otukpo Road, and the Old Bridge Road, while many of them gathered at the  Wurukum roundabouts, disrupting vehicular movement for hours.

One of the youths who identified himself as the president, National Association of Ihiarev Youths, Bem Titus Terna, decried the killings by the herders while lamenting that President Muhammadu Buhari had not made any statement on the killings.

He said they were ready to continue with the protest for seven days until the Federal Government demonstrated its concern for the plight of the Benue people.

“The Federal Government is not doing anything to address this situation. In fact, it is conspiring against the state to allow this carnage to continue. The president is adamant over the issue.

“We will continue to stage this protest for seven days. We want the entire world and the international community to come to our aid,” the youth stated.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Ministry of Works, Power and Housing has expressed its regret over the blackout being exprienced by most Nigerians and assured work is ongoing to restore power.


 
According to a statement from the Ministry, it stated that “regrettably, after a sustained period of increasing production and distribution of power since September 2017 to date, the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC) has reported a fire incident on its Escravos Lagos Pipeline System near Okada, Edo State on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

“The incident requires a shutdown of the pipeline supplying gas to Egbin 1,320MW; Olorunsogo NIPP 676MW, Olorunsogo 338MW, Omotosho NIPP 450MW, Omotosho 338 MW and Paras 60MW power stations.

“The sudden loss of generation due to interruption in gas supply from these stations caused the national transmission grid to trip off around 20:20 on January 2, 2018. The national transmission grid is owned and operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).”

Most of Nigeria’s power generation is from thermal power stations that require gas for fuel. The gas is produced by oil and gas companies overseen by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. The gas is delivered to the power stations through pipelines owned and operated by Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).

“TCN and the generation companies are working to restore operation of the national grid. Once the national grid is restored output from the hydroelectric power stations and all other unaffected gas fired thermal power stations will be increased to the extent possible to minimise the impact of loss of generation from the affected power stations while NNPC takes necessary steps to restore gas supply.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Senator Joseph Waku, on Wednesday, said he lost relatives, farmlands and others to the latest herdsmen attacks on Guma. Waku, who hails from one of [...]The post I lost relatives to Benue killings 'Waku appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, hasexplained the reason behind the peaceful nature of Bauchi Statein spite of attacks by insurgents in other States of the North-East, declaring that it was [...]The post Im impressed with peaceful atmosphere in Bauchi Buratai appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Former Vice President of Nigeria and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has described as unacceptable the 'cycle of blood-letting' that has led to the loss of precious lives across the country. [...]The post Cycle of killings unacceptable 'Atiku 'Says Nigeria's diversity is its strength appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
When it comes to taking a good picture, much of the success depends on your skill at posing and presenting yourself in the right way. Thankfully, these skills are really not hard to learn, it [...]The post To look great in photos, read about 4 mistakes to avoid appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
A Special Federal Government of Nigeria delegation departed Abuja, Wednesday, for Tripoli, the Libyan Capital, for mass evacuation of Nigerians trapped in the North African Country. The delegation, which is led by the Minister of [...]The post FG sends delegate to evacuate Nigerians trapped in Libya appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The 2018 Federal Governments Appropriation Bill currently undergoing debate on the floor of National Assembly may have come under threat as former president, Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO), Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN),on Wednesdaythreatened to approach [...]The post Agbakoba threatens court action to stop NASS debate on 2018 Budget appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Eight herdsmenhave been arrested in connection with killings of 50 people in two local government areas in Benue State. The spokesman, Benue State Police Command, ASP, Moses Yamu, who disclosed this in a statement,on Wednesday,said [...]The post Benue killings: Police engage herdsmen in gun battle, arrest 8 appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Thousands of youths made a violent protest in Makurdi, Benue State capital on Wednesdayover the killings in Guma and Logo local governments areas of the stateon Tuesday. Suspected Fulani herdsmen had attacked six communities in [...]The post Benue youths protest herdsmen killings appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The recent improvement in electricity generation seems to have been short-lived following a reported case of fire outbreak at the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System near Okada, Edo State, belonging to the Nigerian Gas Processing and [...]The post Blackout across Nigeria as electricity grid collapses over fire outbreak appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Reports reaching Maiduguri, Borno State Capital, indicate that eleven people may have been killed by suicide bombers in a mosque in Gamboru Ngala about a hundred and forty kilometres from the capital. The victims reportedly [...]The post BREAKING: 11 feared killed in mosque blast near Maiduguri appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
A review of Musa Kolawole Nojimudeen's book, 'Religion: What to Believe,' by Professor Afis Oladosu. THERE are so many religions in our world today such that what people now do is contrary to the dictates [...]The post A window to the world of religion appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
A review of Shola Atere's book, Honey in My Marriage by Bukonla Akin-Egbedeyi. Presently, the marriage institution is battling for survival in some homes. Divorce, which was unheard of in our clime in the past, [...]The post Understanding the secret of successful marriage appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime sector have listed areas of expected concentration for government in the maritime sector of 2018. Speaking to Nigerian Tribune exclusively, a Senior Lecturer at the Federal College of Fisheries and [...]The post Stakeholders list 2018 expectations for Nigeria's maritime sector appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
IN line with the recent approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is set to acquire strategic maritime safety and security assets, which are also in line [...]The post Maritime safety: NIMASA to acquire fast intervention vessels appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
RECTOR of Nigeria's Premier Maritime Institution, the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, (MAN) Oron, Commodore Duja Effedua, has pledged to transform the institution into one of the best in the world. The rector, who spoke to [...]The post MAN will not compromise quality of cadets 'Rector appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
2017 has come and gone like the past ones, but there are some landmarks recorded in the country's aviation sector that will linger on for the greater part of the new year which left a [...]The post Latest aircraft poaching: An imminent time bomb appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
THE Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) says it will intensify efforts to ensure that all lingering issues between the union and the Federal Government are resolved in 2018. ASUP's national president, Mr Usman Dutse, [...]The post ASUP optimistic of resolving lingering issues with FG in 2018 appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
A massive bombogenesis an area of rapidly declining low pressure will wreak havoc on the Northeast this week, threatening hurricane-force winter wind gusts in a region already crippled by a deadly cold. The bombogenesis will [...]The post At least 11 dead as US coast braces for bomb cyclone appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
US president Donald Trump has said he has a much bigger, powerful and working button on his table which is better than that of N/Korea. Replying to N/Korean president Kim Jong-un New Year message where [...]The post Trump to Kim Jong Un: My nuclear button is bigger, better than N/Koreas appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari in his New Year broadcast restated his known aversion to national discourse on the political architecture of the country. Senior Deputy Editor, TAIWO AMODU, examines the implication of this on the report [...]The post Confusion, anger as Buhari, APC prevaricate over restructuring appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
AGAIN, individuals have a new reason to eat leafy green vegetables every day. In a new research, experts said that eating a diet high in leafy green vegetables such as spinach can promote brain health. [...]The post Eating leafy greens may help prevent memory loss 'Study appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The equities market reversed dipped southward to close 20 basis points southward. Market capitalisation similarly pares by N11 billion to close at N13.28 trillion. Market breadth closed in favor of the advancers with count of [...]The post Equities market dips as investors lose N11bn appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
With five days away from 2017 and four days into 2018, stakeholders across the aviation sector have continued to react with mixed feelings to issues that happened in the year just ended and expectations in [...]The post Key players react to 2017/2018 with mixed feelings 'Say FG has much to do in 2018 appeared first on Tribune. 
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