NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Friday5th January, 2017.

Fri, 05 Jan 2018

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, says the Federal Government is working assiduously to revamp the country’s refineries to address the problems of the lingering fuel crisis.


 
Kachikwu said this on Thursday in Abuja during a one-day public hearing of the National Assembly Joint Committees on Petroleum (Downstream), investigating the causes of recent fuel scarcity recorded across the country in December 2017.

The minister, who decried the poor state of the refineries over the years, condemned their inability to produce sufficient fuel for the country.

According to him, it is shameful that a country after over 35 years cannot produce sufficient fuel for its citizens.

“I have said that selling crude is a fairly wrong model which is akin to selling our agricultural products in the wrong way and nobody does that anywhere in the world anymore.

“Unless we have operational refineries, there will be no permanent solution to the fuel crisis in the country,’’ Kachikwu said.

He also said that a lot of work was going on to ensure private sector participation in refining crude oil.

“The gearing up of private refineries and the modular refineries will complement the efforts of the government-owned refineries to ensure there is an adequate supply of petroleum products in the country,” said the minister.

Fri, 05 Jan 2018

Ekiti State Police Command has paraded two suspects, who allegedly dropped the deputy governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola’s name to con unsuspecting victims to Libya slave camp.


 
They were paraded by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Mr Julius Okoro.

The duo, Dada Ogundare, and prophetess Omoseeke Komolafe, had, allegedly deceived the parents of the trafficked girls, saying that Professor Olusola had given some party members four slots to travel to Dubai.

Parents of three girls from Ekiti State, who were allegedly given three slots to travel to Dubai but ended in a slave camp in Libya, stated this while fielding questions from newsmen during the parade.

Meanwhile, the state government has written to the NTA Ado-Ekiti, demanding a retraction of the story aired by the station, during their 7:00 p.m. news bulletin.

In the 13-paragraph letter dated January 4, 2018 and signed by the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Kolapo Kolade, it stated “without mincing words, the said publication which you knew or reasonably ought to know to be false was solely and maliciously aired to bring to disrepute and public ridicule the person and high office of his Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Professor Kolapo Olusola and which you have succeeded in doing.

“His Excellency has therefore requested that we demand from you that: ‘You write a letter of apology; publish a retraction of the said offensive, malicious and defamatory publication and give the same publicity given to the said offensive, malicious and defamatory publication; to stop further publication of the malicious and disparaging falsehood; All of the above must be done within 72 hours of your receipt of this letter.”


Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Former Nigeria's Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has alerted the public to what she termed 'fake news items and voice recordings circulating on the social media purportedly made by her. Okonjo-Iweala, who was also [...]The post Okonjo-Iweala denounces fake news audio recordings credited to her appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The South-East Zonal Supervisor, Pinnacle Oil, and Gas, Mrs Amaka Okonkwo, has criticised some petroleum product marketers for hoarding and unfair profiteering of the products leading to the current scarcity. Okonkwo said this while speaking [...]The post Fuel scarcity: Dealer blames marketers for hoarding, unfair profiteering appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Another Chibok girl, Salomi Pugu, abducted from government Chibok secondary in 2014,while preparing to sit for the senior secondary school examination has been recaptured. Spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col Onyema Nwachukwu said troops deployed [...]The post Another Chibok schoolgirl rescued 'Nigerian Army appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Farmers in Arodoye community, in Akure South local government area of Ondo state,on Thursday, were left in tears after herdsmen invaded their farms, destroying over 200 acres of farmlands in the area, while a woman, [...]The post Herdsmen destroy over 200 farms in Ondo appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
THE Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello,on Thursday, eulogised the outgoing President of the FCT Customary Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice Moses Bello, for the able way he piloted the affairs [...]The post FCT minister eulogises outgoing customary court of appeal president appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Some politicians and activists have disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari on an issue he raised in his new year broadcast that Nigeria's problems were mainly on processes and not the structure. Buhari, had, during a [...]The post Politicians, activists disagree with Buhari on restructuring appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Tourism in Nigeria in 2017 was expected to be a new beginning for the industry, but the excitement table was turned with lip-service becoming the order of the day, except for some private sector players [...]The post Issues that shaped Nigeria's tourism in 2017 appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buharion Thursdaycommissioned two (2) new locomotives and ten (10) new standard gauge passengers coaches for the Abuja -Kaduna rail service in a bid to boost the capacity of the rail route. Speaking at [...]The post Buhari commissions new locomotives, coaches for Abuja-Kaduna rail service appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
THE Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) has called on religious leaders in the country to stop fanning the embers of religious hatred, disunity and confusion. The MMWG's call came on the heels of [...]The post Stop promoting hatred, disunity, group urges religious leaders appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The warehouse of Nigeria Customs in Lagos is on fire. The cause of the fire outbreak is unknown, but men of fire services are seen putting out the fire. More details laterThe post BREAKING: Customs Lagos warehouse on fire +PHOTOS appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The National Amir of the Muslim Students' Societyof Nigeria (MSSN), Muhammad Jameel Muhammad, speaks with SAHEED SALAWU on some issues affecting Nigeria and Muslims. The issue of denial of fundamental human rights as regards [...]The post 'You have no business in politics if you are not religiously conscious' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Thursday has condemned the killings in Benue State describing it a callous act. On New Year day (Jan 1, 2018), about 50 residents of six communities in the [...]The post Saraki condemns killings in Benue appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
ABOUT 14 individuals received funds and equipment at the first zakat distribution ceremony of the Muslim Association of Nigeria Zakat Administration Programme (MANZAP), held earlier in the week in Ibadan, Oyo State. MANZAP is a [...]The post MANZAP assists 14 at first zakat distribution appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
A Federal Government Delegation has arrived Libya to commence mass evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the North African country home. Mr Sani Datti, the Head of Media and Public Relations, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) [...]The post FG commences mass evacuation of Nigerians stranded in Libya appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Awolowo had given indication that he was hoping to depart soon. On his last birthday on March 6, 1987, he had said that 'What I am celebrating actually is the imminence of my transition to [...]The post Wale Adebanwi on Mama HID (51) appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
President Trump escalated his attack on a new book portraying him as a volatile and ill-equipped chief executive on Thursday as his legal team demanded that the author and publisher halt its release and apologise [...]The post Controversy in White House over release of tell-all book on Trump appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Pepsi music ambassadors Wizkid and Davido used the platforms of their headline concerts during the yuletide to preach peace and love among Nigerians. At sold out 'Wizkid the Concert' show at the Eko Hotel Convention [...]The post Pepsi Music Ambassadors Wizkid, Davido preach love at Yuletide appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
ISAAC SHOBAYO writes on the reports of marginalisation and calls for separate identity by the Middle Belt Forum (MBF) in Nigeria. The crave for separate identity for the states in the Middle Belt geopolitical [...]The post MBF kicks against Middle Belt marginalisation appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
A woman has been arrested after two dead babies were reportedly found in her freezer. Police said the 46-year-old was held after the discovery at a flat in eastern Germany. Authorities said the infants are [...]The post Woman arrested in Germany after bodies of 2 babies found in freezer appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
NO fewer than 20 couples were joined in marriage at the 65th annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Nigeria, held in Ilaro, Ogun State. At the ceremony, which took place at the convention and [...]The post 20 couples wed at Ahmadiyya convention appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
More than a dozen people were killed and hundreds were feared injured after a train struck a lorry, derailed and burst into flames in South Africa on Thursday. Reuters said footage from television news showed [...]The post Dozen killed, scores injured in South Africa train crash appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
FOR the umpteenth time, President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of his administration to expediting action on the immediate rehabilitation and repair of a number of major highways across the six geopolitical zones of [...]The post Completing the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Irked by the increasing amount of dirty, mutilated naira notes in circulation, the banking public in Lagos and its environs are blaming commercial banks and calling on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to control [...]The post Dirty naira notes flood Nigerian markets 'Customers, CBN blame banks appeared first on Tribune. 
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