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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [2 NOVEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 2 November, 2017.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Tempers flew yesterday, before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, when Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, had heated exchanges with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

It is assumed that the confrontation bordered on Oyo-Ita’s memo to President Buhari on the reinstatement of former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheen Maina, which was leaked to the public.

During the exchanges, which lasted for about 10 minutes, in the presence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and ministers, Oyo-Ita was seen gesticulating angrily, as she tried to make her point, in what was obviously a heated argument with Kyari.

In a video taken before the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari for the commencement of the meeting, Osinbajo and Kyari were seen questioning Oyo-Ita, in the presence of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, Governor of Adamawa State, Jibrila Bindow and APC National Chairma, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, among others, who had converged for the swearing-in of SGF Mustapha and launch of the 2018 Armed Forces emblem. 

After the first hot exchanges, Oyo-Ita went back to her seat, only to rise again. She went straight to Osinbajo, who also engaged her in a tête-a-tete.

National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, later joined the conversation, as Mustapha was seen calming Oyo-Ita.  The Head of Service returned to her seat, thereafter, on the prompting of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Femi Ipaye.

After the FEC meeting, Oyo-Ita hurriedly left the Presidential Villa, Abuja without talking to the press. Efforts to get her comments on what transpired inside the council chambers proved abortive, as she neither picked her calls nor replied to an SMS.

However, reacting to the incident, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a television interview last night, said Oyo-Ita and Kyari could have been discussing anything.

Said he: “They could have been discussing a thousand and one things. You cannot get a video of two people talking without sound and then you begin to interpret, then begin to suppose and conjecture what they were discussing. Unless there was an audio recording, which is when you can know for sure what they were discussing.”

On the controversy surrounding Maina’s reinstatement, Adesina said President Buhari’s acted appropriately.

He explained that the president demanded a detailed report on Maina’s reinstatement before making a decision, insisting that he was only following due process.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Former Lagos State governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has lost his first son, Jide.

Jide died, yesterday, after he reportedly complained of “chest pain.”

A family source told Daily Sun that “Jide went out on Tuesday night and returned in the morning. thereafter, he compel of chest pain. We quickly rushed him to the general Hospital, Ikeja where he died.”

Another source confirmed that the family rushed Jide to hospital, “after he complained of chest pains and they even called Dr. Ade Tinubu, at Lgos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), but  Jide died before he got to the hospital.”

Asked whether the deceased was sick prior to complaints of chest pain, the family source muttered “no.”

Lagos state Chairman of the party, Otunba Henry Oladele Ajomale has confirmed Jide’s death.

In a short message addressed to APC members, Ajomale wrote: “It’s with regrets that i inform you of the demise of Mr. Jide Tinubu, the son of our dear and esteemed leaders, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Please, commiserate with you…”

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over Jide’s death 

His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari spoke with with Tinubu on telephone, yesterday and condoled with him, on behalf of the Federal Government and his family and offered his deepest condolences to the Tinubu family over Jide’s loss.

Buhari described Jide’s death as “sad and painful,” and added the nation has been denied the services and potentials of the resourceful lawyer.

He prayed God grants the Tinubu family, friends and associates “the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, and comfort all who mourn the passage of the promising gentleman.”

On his part, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, in a personally signed statement, said “it is saddening that a father buries his son. I can only imagine your pain and grief at this time. I pray God Almighty to grant your family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, expressed over what he called the depressing news of the death of his beloved scion, Jide.

In a statement by his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, the governor expressed regrets that the cold hands of death have snatched another promising and ebullient young man.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Barely three months after the invasion and killing of 18 worshippers at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, the police have unmasked two persons said to have masterminded the crime.

Mr Garba Umar, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, yesterday, at Amawbia near Awka accused two Nigerians serving murder sentences in South Africa prisons as the killers of the worshippers.

The suspects, he said, were Prince Charles aka Gozila and Dickson. Umar stated that Charles and Dickson who hail from Nnobi and Oba communities of Anambra respectively had mandated one Mr. Quintus Anayo alias Obasanjo equally based in South Africa to inform Ozubulu elders that the duo in prison custody were behind the invasion.

The Police Commissioner said that the account of Anayo was in line with the investigation of police on the matter. Umar said that already police had established contact with Interpol on the need to extradite the suspects based in South Africa.

The police boss said that police in the state were already intensifying arrangement to arraign the three suspects earlier arrested in connection with the killings within. They would be arraigned within the week, he said.

Umar thanked the public for the information, which he attributed the successes already recorded by police in the investigations. The 18 persons were killed by gunmen while 10 others were injured when they attended early morning Sunday mass at St. Philip Catholic Church Ozubulu on August 6. The police and the state government had blamed drug war on the invasion.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Moses Akaigwe Victor Osita Ezenwa has always played major roles in the political arena of Anambra 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha Chief Sylvester Nwobu-Alor is a seasoned politician and founding Member 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Jerry Obidike and Tony Udemba The last has not been heard of the concessioning deal of Lagos International 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Ebere Wabara WHO in this world does not know that President Muhammadu Buhari has, in the past two 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
BY MONICA IHEAKAM Super Eagles' duo of Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong have been nominated alongside 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Original FIFA World Cup, which Nigeria's Super Eagles and 31 other teams will be competing for 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Super Eagles' defender, Efe Ambrose has vowed to fight for a place if handed a recall to the national 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Excited by the perfect organization, quality of play and thrills at the kick off of the second edition 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Nigerian former international, Austin Eguavoen has showered encomiums on the 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo, has hinted Nigeria lost 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja and Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Zika Bobby The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), has said it would no longer be possible 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi A rice miller and Chief Executive Officer of Stine Industries Limited, Amichi, 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Isaac Anumihe Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS) has impounded some bullet-proof vehicles from a park 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Flour Mills of Nigeria plans to sell shares via a rights issue to cut debt as it registers a N70 billion 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday, said the Commission was partnering with other 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Omodele Adigun AS part of activities to mark the World Savings Day, the Managing Director/CEO of Skye 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Nigeria Cement Company (NIGERCEM), Nkalagu, which became comatose few years after it was privatised in 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Lukman Olabiyi Two men, Okonkwo Victor and Bankole Johnson, were yesterday remanded in prison by Justice 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Nigeria Customs Service, Sokoto Area Command, yesterday, said it has 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
From James Ojo, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, commenced trial 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017, was a day I wanted to stay off issues that trouble our dear country and so 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
This should be considered a week of mixed fortune for Nigeria's governance. The eventual termination 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Says he's leader Nigeria deserves From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti The Christian Association of Nigeria 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Moses Idika Playing host to the Republic of Niger Minister of Communication, Koubra Abdoulaye, in 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Yes, state of the nation address is urgently needed in Nigeria! In many advanced democracies, as well 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By Lukman Olabiyi Hopes of embattled former minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Experience, they say, is the best teacher. It is never accumulated by shortcuts but bystrenuousencounters 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
By NZE NWABUEZE AKABOGU AS the countdown to the forthcoming Anambra State gubernatorial election begins 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin The All Progressive Congress Youth Vigilante (APCYV), has said they have 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
The plan to grant voting rights to prisoners and suspects in prison custody is positive in many respects. 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
From Joe Effiong, Uyo Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has lamented the huge amount of state's 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Two events in the outgoing week have shown the positive side of the President Muhammadu Buhari government 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
It does appear that General Yakubu Gowon, the man who became Nigeria's Head of State under very controversial 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
It is unfortunate that most people, out of ignorance or negligence, don't pay good attention to their 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
A couple of days ago, I got this phone call from a retired military officer, a good friend of mine who 

Thu, 02 Nov 2017
Peter Obi was the last serving governor of Anambra State. He probably has done well running the state. 
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