NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7TH JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Sunday7th January, 2017.

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
AN elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai and General Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Anthony Sani have said it will not be a bad idea if senior citizens intervene to bring an end to violence and the spate of killings in the country.


 
They spoke against the backdrop of the bloodshed that took place in Rivers and Benue states on January 1, 2017 with the attendant loss of many lives.

Yakassai noted that such intervention would foster unity and assist the Federal Government in resolving critical national issues, especially if such intervention becomes regular.

Yakassai said: “It will engender national unity if such meetings shall be held not just once, but as regularly as possible to promote mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence.

“Such a meeting can be of help to the government of the day to be kept abreast of happenings in the country and proper possible solutions to critical national issues for consideration by government. I will endorse such an initiative,” Yakassai stated.


 
Also speaking, ACF’s General Secretary, Sani said such intervention by the senior citizens could bring an end to violence and killings.

“Anything that can stop violence and killings in the polity or across the country would be welcome by most Nigerians. But, you cannot in good conscience say the socio-cultural groups of ACF, Ohanaeze and Afenifere, as well as religious groups and traditional leaders have been reticent over the killings.

“These groups have been loud in condemning the killings-be they by insurgents, clashes between herdsmen and farmers, cultism, kidnapping, armed robbery as well as ritual killings. Yet the killings continue.

“I think the problems may have to do with the challenges posed by economic hardship that comes with unemployment faced by the youths. But, our youths need to know that they have a lot to lose by constant resort to violence to vent their concerns and frustrations,” he said.
Sun, 07 Jan 2018
The Asholio youths of Moro'a Chiefdom, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State have resolved to establish study centres where their languages will be taught for the younger generation in order to prevent it from [...]The post Moro'a Day: Asholio youths move to preserve cultural values appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
As political actors neaten preparations for the general election, DARE ADEKANMBI x-rays some of the politicians who will shape national play from the zones. This week, he examines the North-West and the South-West zones. ALTHOUGH [...]The post 2018: The zones, the actors appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
The New Year, 2018, is the launch pad for the next general election in Nigeria, with most politicians getting set to go full throttle, KUNLE ODEREMI looks at the factors that could pose some challenges. [...]The post 2019 polls: The landmines appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
STILL sulking over the callous murder of their kinsmen by rampaging Fulani herdsmen, major stakeholders in Benue State, on Saturday, lambasted the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, for describing the incident as a [...]The post Prominent Benue indigenes angry with FG, knock IGP appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
MUHAMMAD SABIU reports on how a group of beggars with physical disabilities and their families live in a community in Kaduna with a king of their own who gets neither tribute nor royalties. They tell [...]The post Inside Kaduna's beggars' home: How their king rules his 'kingdom' without being paid appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
KOLA OYELERE writes that though kilishi is a very popular delicacy in Kano and other parts of the country, it has become a big business, which those in the business are happily handing over to [...]The post Kilishi: Delicacy of the royalty, coveted by the poor and rich appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Stakeholders in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) appeared to have foreclosed any thought of Plan B, in the build-up to the 2019 elections. Investigations by Sunday Tribune indicated at the weekend that stakeholders in [...]The post 2019: APC stuck with Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Seven persons were allegedly killed Friday night in a deadly clash between two rival cults in Ajakaja, Andoni Local Government Area, Rivers State. Community sources have it that community has been gripped with fear after [...]The post 7 feared killed in Rivers community cult clash appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
THE authorities of Operations Lafiya Dole have alerted residents of Kano, Jigawa and Yobe states to watch out for fleeing Boko Haram insurgents who have been dislodged from their bases. Spokesman of Lafiya Dole, Colonel [...]The post Dislodged Boko Haram terrorists on the run appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
The traditional ruler of Ifitedunu community in Dunukofia Local Government of Anambra State, Dr. Emeka IIouno, has promised to purchase President Muhammadu Buhari's nomination form for his re-election. Dr Ilouno stated this on during the [...]The post 2019: Anambra traditional ruler to purchase nomination form for Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
THE Ijaw Youth Council, Worldwide (IYC) has said operators of filling stations in the habit of hiking price of petroleum products, particularly Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Diesel at the detriment of the public should [...]The post IYC to shut down filling stations in Bayelsa appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Dr Samson Ayokunle, has called on churches across the nation to set aside today as a day to pray for the country. He said the country needed divine [...]The post Herdsmen attacks: CAN declares today Pray for Nigeria appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
THE Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has said that it was not aware of any fuel diversion that happened during the yuletide season. Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, during [...]The post Petrol crisis: Customs denies fuel diversion claims appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that the 49 people killed during a recent attack kept in the various morgue in the state would be given mass burial and three days of mourning [...]The post 49 killed in Benue New Year attack to get mass burial 'Ortom appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Chief Paul Unongo, the chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), is from Benue State, where herdsmen have killed dozens in the last few months. In this interview with KUNLE ODEREMI, the 82-year old Second [...]The post Nigeria might go up in flames, if' 'Unongo, Second Republic minister appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
FACTIONAL leader of the Boko Haram insurgents, Mamman Nur has been brutally wounded in the ongoing onslaught by troops of the Nigerian Army against the Boko Haram. Military spokesman for Operation Lafia dole, Col Onyema [...]The post Boko Haram factional leader fatally wounded in military onslaught appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Abolaji Banjoko, popularly known as Beejay Sax is one of the saxophonists who have brought spice to Jazz genre of music. In this interview with SEYI SOKOYA, the mechanical engineer turned musician, speaks on why [...]The post My dad wanted me to become a professor 'Beejay Sax appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Ambitious targets! That was the nucleus of the message delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari, on the dawn of January 1, 2018 ushering in the New Year. Speaking on availability of petrol, infrastructural development ' with [...]The post Ambitious targets! Clerics set agenda for FG in 2018 appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Pregnant women who eat up to nine eggs a day have babies with higher IQs, study suggests. Eggs contain high amounts of choline, which boosts infants' memories and abilities to process information. However, nine is [...]The post Want to boost your baby's IQ during pregnancy, eat nine eggs daily appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
During a visit to an old people's home, NEWTON-RAY UKWUOMA writes that living there has its own challenges for the old ones including those who run the home, a pointer to the declining traditional support [...]The post Old people's home: Do they know it's a new year' appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Fulani herdsmen, again, in the early hours of Saturday, attacked Tombo village in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State and killed 11 persons. The latest attack came barely five days after the New Year [...]The post Fulani herdsmen strike in Benue again, kill 11 appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
NIGERIANS, expressing their expectations from the government in the New Year 2018, have admonished President Muhammadu Buhari, to listen to calls for the restructuring of the country and fix the economy, as these, they said [...]The post Restructuring, economy, Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen's killings, petrol price top Nigerians' 2018 demands from Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
IMPRESSIVE turnout of eligible voters were recorded at the local government election held in the 25 council areas of Delta State on Saturday. Although there were pockets of incidents and irregularities across the state, there [...]The post Delta LG election: Ad hoc staff dies, 2 arrested with guns appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Against the backdrop of the controversial 40th birthday bedazzled red dress, which a bride-to-be-claimed to be hers, popular actress, Mercy Aigbe appeared to have moved on from the drama to yet another discussion that may [...]The post Mercy Aigbe rekindles flame with ex hubby appeared first on Tribune. 
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