NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 APRIL, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 11 April, 2017.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is to declare open the 61st Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization/Commission for Africa (UNWTO/CAF), scheduled for 4-6 June 2018 in Abuja.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this in Abuja on Tuesday when he paid an advocacy visit to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello, to intimate him with details of the forthcoming international event.


 
“The Honorable Minister of the FCT is the Minister of the Host City. That makes it imperative for us to make his office our first port of call. Mr President has accepted to personally declare the meeting open and that makes Mr President the first person to be invited and also to accept our invitation. With this visit, the Minister of the FCT has become the second person to be invited,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed said the meeting is an annual platform through which the UNWTO Secretariat informs member states of the general programme of work for the African region and presents the reports of the various standing committees.

He said the theme of the 61st UNWTO/CAF Meeting is “Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development.”

While speaking on the benefits that Nigeria will derive from hosting the meeting, the Minister said it would put Nigeria, and the nation’s tourism industry, under a global focus, in addition to attracting foreign research experts and promoting the necessary network that will form the basis for future cooperation.

“Also, it will provide Nigeria with the opportunity to showcase itself to the world, especially in the area of its culture and tourism. And of course, we have a lot to showcase: Our tourist attractions, our rich culture, as well as our music and films, which have taken the world by storm,” he said.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
House of Representatives member, Honourable Joseph Akinlaja, representing Ondo East/Ondo West Federal Constituency of Ondo State on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also a former Deputy President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and former General Secretary of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG). He speaks on issues of national interest, in this interview with some journalists. BOLA BADMUS brings excerpts:

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The issue of killings by herdsmen being a source of concern to many in the country, what do you think is the solution?

It is sad that Nigeria is gradually being turned into a state of blood as a result of killings by the herdsmen, and clashes between farmers and herdsmen. From Benue to Taraba, to Nasarawa, Zamfara and other places, including some places in the southern parts of the country, killings by the herdsmen has become a worrisome development. But we must find a way to provide a lasting solution because farmers who plant crops do so in order to reap profits, for them farming is a means of livelihood and also for the Fulani herdsmen, their cows must survive, they must graze, then what is the solution? The solution is for cattle owners to start building ranches. Cattle rearing is a big business, a big commercial venture, so those who are involved must be ready to spend money to secure their business, and the only way to do that is for them to start building ranches as it is being done in other parts of the world. That is the modern practice, and through that way, there will be peace. Enough of bloodletting. It is only here in Nigeria that cows have become kings of the road.

Ahead of preparations for the 2019 general elections and now that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been registering new political parties even though some people are of the opinion that the parties we have are too many, can we get your reaction on this?

I am also of the view that we have too many political parties. However, INEC should not be blamed for registration of new political parties. INEC is just complying with the provision of the nation’s electoral act which stipulates certain criteria and conditions to be met by those wishing to float new political parties, and any group or association that met those criteria are bound to be registered by INEC. There is nothing anybody can do about the new parties, it is left for Nigerians to accept or reject them.

 

The idea of a Third Force to wrest power from PDP and APC has become popular among some Nigerians, what is your reaction to that?


 
There is nothing wrong with a Third Force, it is part of politics, and in politics political alignment, is nothing strange. There is nothing wrong with it,. It’s part of political processes, but what I disagree with is the habit of some of our politicians who can’t tolerate the idea of being in opposition for a second. There are some politicians, the moment their party lose power, you see them cross-carpeting to the new ruling political party. That’s not genuine politics, but it is the popular politics being played in this clime.

Look at a country like UK, there was a time the Labour Party was in opposition for 18 years and yet, none of the party members left to join the then ruling Conservative Party. But in Nigeria, that’s not the practice. Look at the number of PDP members that have cross-carpeted to APC. Is that progressive politics? It is sad that many people who profess to be politicians in Nigeria are just looking for what to eat, and that is why they are not principled and reliable, you only see them in places where their bread can be buttered. Most of the so-called politicians in Nigeria don’thave principle; they lack political ideology.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Nigeria and other countries across the world will spend about $811 billion on 615 upcoming oil and gas fields in the next eight years. This was contained in the outcome of a research conducted by [...]The post Oil fields: Nigeria, others to spend over $811bn in next 8 yrs appeared first on Tribune. 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
A medical doctor who is a consultant surgeon performed a surgical operation and immediately recommended an anti-biotic tablet that will safeguard the patient from opportunistic infections and fast rack his healing. Incidentally, however, the doctor [...]The post Of fake and adulterated drugs appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
While many people within and outside government, military and political circles in Nigeria have been reacting to General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma's alleged condemnation of the Nigeria Army as a failed institution, the Deputy Governor of [...]The post T. Y. Danjuma needs to apologise to the Military 'Dabai, Kebbi Deputy Gov appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has called on religious leaders to use their pulpits to sensitise their members and residents of the state to support the reviewed Land Use Charge (LUC), just as he [...]The post Ambode woos religious leaders on Land Use Charge appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, opened a can of worms on Monday when he apologised to Nigerians on behalf of himself and his party members for their 16 years [...]The post Corruption and culture of shamelessness appeared first on Tribune. 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola while assessing the work progress during the inspection tour of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), National Housing Programme site, recently, declared that the Buhari administration's [...]The post Fashola justifies budgetary allocation to ministry, says national housing programme a success appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
As the wave of technological development has advanced production in every sector of business, the construction industry in Nigeria is yet to take a giant step in this era of innovative approach to project planning [...]The post Innovation, entrepreneurial skills in building industry, challenges to young professionals 'Awobodu appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has challenged the consultants to the National Assembly on Petroleum Industry Reform Bill to take a comprehensive look at the issues [...]The post Baru charges PIB consultants to be bold on recommendations appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN), in conjunction with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) plan to hold a one-day National Education Summit [...]The post OGTAN holds first national education summit appeared first on Tribune. 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Indigenous Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company, Oilserv Limited, has sealed a two-year contract with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the Ajaokuta Kaduna Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project after a rigorous bidding process. [...]The post Oilserv signs 200km Lot 1 AKK gas transmission contract with NNPC appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
A total of 11 ships laden with various products, including petrol, are at Lagos ports waiting to berth, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Tuesday. The NPA disclosed in its daily 'Shipping Position' in [...]The post 13 ships arrive Lagos ports with petrol, other commodities appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
THE Mile Three Market Traders' Association in Port Harcourt, has warned its members against indiscriminate disposal of refuse in drains in and around the market, to avoid flooding the area. The Chairman of the association, [...]The post Market association warns members against blocking water channels appeared first on Tribune. 

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