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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 NOVEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 11 November, 2017.

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
In 2015, many thought he was going to challenge former President Goodluck Jonathan, even Jonathan saw him as a potential rival, but former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido did not run. He told Saturday Sun in January this year that running against Jonathan at the time was like passing a vote of no confidence on him.

Today, however, Lamido has left no one in doubt that he would be seeking his party’s ticket for the 2019 presidential contest. In this interview with ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, held at his home in Kano last Saturday, Lamido declared that Buhari was no threat to the PDP, come 2019.

He said: “What is my business if they endorse him or if he runs? Buhari came from a very small party called the CPC. Without the influence of the ACN and the governors who left the PDP, there was no way he would have won because he came from a very tiny party. If those who came together to make him what he is, are no longer in the party, then he has my sympathy for failing to understand this. Look here, Buhari is no threat to the PDP.

“In PDP, we do not give a damn on whoever the APC presents for 2019 because we are more than two-third. We know that as a party, we have made some mistakes and we apologise to Nigerians. If the likes of Tinubu and Atiku feel concerned about what is happening in APC and those who were originally in PDP leave, what will become of him? He would only be left with his tiny CPC, I don’t know how he would do it, but that is his problem, not mine. In any case, the Buhari of today is not the Buhari of 2015.

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“The Buhari of today is fatigued; he is faced with what you call political party management in a democracy. It is not where you give orders; here, you have to build some consensus. You can see he cannot even relate well with the Senate President of his own party. So, the Buhari of today is not the Buhari of 2015. Before 2015, he was Buhari the puritanical. Buhari, who they saw as the only man at the helm of 20 million people that Nigerians in the APC were ready to surrender their trust, their reasoning, their honour and everything because they are so lazy. Look at what (Professor Itse) Sagay said about the APC. He said they are all thieves. So if they are calling the PDP thieves, their own man is saying they are all thieves.”

Few days ago, you wrote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a letter where you analysed the situation in the country and said the party must take the lead in rescuing the country. What informed the approach that you took?

A political party has its own kind of authority and by my upbringing and culture, the party is very important. We need to pull Nigeria out of despondency and the first thing that I chose to do was to intimate the party faithful that I am offering myself  for the job should the party consider me worthy of flying its flag because I believe that it is time that we share the same concern for our country. PDP is the only party that can set things right in this country.

If you compare how things were in the country three years ago to what it is now, you will appreciate why things have to change. Many others may likely join the presidential race, but what is important is that in whatever we do, we should ensure that we share the same dream and aspiration and put Nigeria first. Whoever will emerge after the primary should be a PDP candidate who knows PDP very well and who is popular with the people and who can tell Nigerians this is what we are offering you. If the party brings a very good person with a common understanding, it will be very easy to make progress. We either do things right, or by 2019, there would be some problems in Nigeria and PDP is the only party with the capacity and passion for Nigeria. We have been there for 16 years and we stabilised Nigeria.


Sat, 11 Nov 2017
THE Rivers State caucus in the House of Representatives have commended Governor Nyesom Wike, for making the state proud with his recent honour for “Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution.”

The governor was conferred with the award in New York City. The caucus expressed satis- faction with Wike for the lecture he delivered at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), during his trip abroad.

Leader of the caucus and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Abua/Oduah/Ahoada East at the National As-sembly, Betty Apiafi,also said the caucus had decided to work as a team, following the good legacy the governor had shown in his governance.

Also, the All Progressives Congress (APC) member representing Eleme/ Tai/Oyigho Federal Constituency, Barry Mpigi, said the caucus was impressed with Wike, having seen the good job the governor was doing.


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Mpigi said: “I can stand boldly before any person, even the national chairman of my party, to say that you are doing well. Your Excellency, we ask you to keep it up. We want you to keep the state the way you are doing.”

Responding, Governor Wike called on politicians to forget about parties’ affiliation and focus on governance. His words: “I want to say that party is a vehicle, and where the vehicle drops you, you talk about governance; I am happy with the spirit and that is the way it is supposed to be.

“We are taking about the development of Rivers State; we are not talking about development of parties. So, we must work as a team, ir- respective of the political parties we belong to. What you have done today, shows that Rivers State will continue to move ahead. I commend you from APC. People disagree to agree, and people agree to disagree”.

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Weeks ago, Nollywood teen actress, Regina Daniels celebrated her birthday, without giving a hint about her real age, as it has been a thing of controversy.

However, the pretty movie star decided to disclose her real age to Inside Nollywood. She also revealed how she handles stubborn male fans. “I hear people have been saying that I’m up to 20 years. No, I’m not up to that at all. I just don’t like talking about my age. And there is no mystery behind the real age.

However, when I marked my birthday weeks ago, Mummy Mercy Johnson wished me Happy 16th birthday, I think she is right,” she said with smiles.

On how she handles the good, the bad and the ugly male fans, Ms Daniels gave all the kudos to her mother, who has been her guardian since she ventured into the movie industry.


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“My mother suffered and made sure I got to this stage in life. So, she makes sure I’m always on the right track. Male fans, especially some stubborn ones, I don’t have problems with any of them. My mum helps me out in those aspects. My mother is like my shield.”

Someday, Daniel dreams of starring alongside Hollywood’s diva, Angelina Jolie.

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Former Minister and National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has said that the party is preparing to receive back into its fold prominent APC leaders such as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara among others. In this interview with VINCENT KALU, Adeyeye stated that the second term bid of President Buhari will make it easy for PDP to return to power in 2019.

The way All Progressives Congress (APC) is going, there is the fear of possible implosion, if that happens, would the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) be ready to embrace members from the ruling party?

Our doors are wide open, and PDP is a party for all Nigerians, irrespective of religion, ethnicity or anything. It is an umbrella that is big enough to accommodate everybody.

The plans of the founding fathers are for all Nigerians to be in the party. Any day, anytime, we are ready and our doors are wide open for anybody who is ready to leave APC. We know that the implosion would occur, and we hope to take advantage of it when it happens.

Is it not as they say, what goes around comes around? APC is facing the same challenge that PDP faced towards the build up to 2015 general elections that led to its members decamping to APC, and eventual defeat?

I agree with you that what goes round comes around, but APC was never a party and has never been a party and will never be a party. It is just an association of desperadoes who came together just to wrestle power from us. Now, that objective has been achieved, because there were no viable ideology, policies and programmes, that is why they are scattering.

So, there is nothing to mix them together as a party; it is just an association. A kind of alliance by desperate elements from different groups, that is why they cannot hold on as a party, and PDP despite its challenges, remains the biggest political party not only in Nigeria, but also in Africa. Some PDP bigwigs beat their chests that the party is taking over power in 2019; don’t you think that if President Buhari is running, it is going to be an uphill task for your party?

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Buhari running will make it very easy for us. What achievement would he use as his campaign message? What would he tell Nigerians is the reason for his coming to do a second term?

In our national life, there has been no improvement, it has been retrogression. Is it in politics, economy, security, and his fight against corruption? There is no record to present to Nigerians. It is going to be an easy finish off for us, and we pray he should be the APC presidential candidate.

We are not bothered about that, short of any rigging of the election, which we are going to be very vigilant and would not allow it to occur, there is no way Buhari will win another election in Nigeria. Even in the north, he lost his popularity, because Northerners ask themselves, if their lives are better today than some few years ago under the PDP? The answer would be an emphatic No.

Whether Buhari or any other person, we are very sure we are going to defeat APC in 2019 presidential elections, because we have records of achievements in 16 years of rule. You can compare our records of 16 years to their two and half years and see where they are taking Nigeria.

In their two and half years, with EFCC and ICPC, they are yet to tackle the issue of corruption, they have not even added any institutional work to what we left on ground. It is the PDP that left the institutions for which they are using to fight corruption, and yet they are not fighting it with genuineness of purpose.

Nigerians can see monumental corruption in a government that says it is fighting graft – the issue of $21 billion contract scandal in NNPC, recall of Maina and promoting and reinstating him, Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke and other scandals just in two and half years, but we didn’t have this kind of thing in our two and half years.

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Nigerians have been advised to ignore recent prophecies by some clerics and seers that the nation may 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Party members now calling for 'change the change' Dr Femi Olufunmilade, a member of the Governing 

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Former Deputy Director of Buhari Presidential Campaign Council, Mohammed Lawal, has dismissed opposition 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By George Aluo With just few days, (in fact less than 20) to the December 1 draw of the Russia 2018 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will fight in 2018, according to Eddie Hearn. The Matchroom promoter 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Under the present board of the Karate Federation of Nigeria, KFN headed by His Excellency, Silas Agara, 

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By Emma Jemegah The organizers of the annual beach soccer tournament, COPA Lagos, Kinetic Sports has 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Nigeria foremost Bookmaker, Bet9ja has officially joined the Lagos Women Run as an official sponsor of 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
A reinvention of a classic model with a brand-new panel design and the latest technology: in an exciting 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By Joe Apu Nigeria champions Kano Pillars will lead the arrival of teams to Lagos for the 2017 FIBA Africa 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By Steve Agbota Jumia Nigeria has concluded plans to offer online shopping customers in Nigeria with 

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017
From Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan A Celestial Church priest, David Adebayo on Friday begged a Customary Court 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By Lukman Olabiyi Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere yesterday, ruled 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has assured of the readiness of 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By Vincent Kalu; Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha and Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Members of Indigenous People 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By BEN Dunno, Warri After months of calm and normalcy, tension has returned to Niger Delta communities 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
As NJI demands fairness, good governance From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Sukuk Islamic bond, 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The national leadership of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), yesterday, 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Love is such a beautiful feeling. It is fun, free and playful. When you are in love with someone who 

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017
It was carefully hatched to shock President Muhammadu Buhari at the presentation of the 2018 Appropriation 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Sometimes, I don't know what some men really want in relationships. You will see a man who has a good 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
In this episode, I will discuss the factors that will determine if Chief Willie Obiano will remain governor 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
I found this script in my mailbox when getting ready to write my column for the week. The details of 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Welcome to another week in the school of money, today we will continue our series as we begin with the 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
In school, every child is assigned a number in the Admission Register and is also given an Identity card. 

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Every new convert to the world of alternative dispute resolution is usually an excited personality. It 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Let me start by congratulating you O king, my king, for your miraculous elevation to the throne of your 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By ERIC TENIOLA Of all the people arrested and found guilty of General Oladipo Diya (N/671) coup plot 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By Solomon Obajusigbe From the Ime Obi, the palace of the Obi of Onitsha, to the Archbishop C. J. Patterson 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Aminah Condeh is a fashion designer and the brain behind Lumedesigns. Aminah comes from Guinea, but she 

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Are you tired of your children fighting over who gets to be first' Who gets to sit in the front seat 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Ifeoluwa Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, is the daughter of billionaire oil mogul Femi 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Eating disorders are dangerous behaviours that hurt not only a person's health, but their self-esteem 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
In his search for greener pasture, Mr. Collins Obdeng, a Ghanaian shoemaker, turned CEO of Collins Venture, 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
For Elder Daniel and Mrs. Theresa Akubugwu from Umuoji community in Anambra State, man and God played 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Nigerians would not forget the former Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu in a hurry. In his time 

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017
For as far back as one can remember, procuring the Nigerian passport has always been a daunting enterprise. 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
By Ikenna Obioha Nigeria's emerging queen of Afro house music, Niniola Apata started her fame walk 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Nollywood diva, Dakore Akande who has striven to maintain a controversy-free career in Nollywood, has 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
After her sojourn in Europe where she attained a career leap, Wini Lazarus, who combines both acting 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Top actor, Chdi Simon, chose the stage of MAFAA Awards held recently at NAF Conference Center and Suites, 

Sat, 11 Nov 2017
Nigerian Afro-Beat and HighlifesuperstarChiedozie Promise Ohams also known as 'Doche' has released 

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