NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 NOVEMBER, 2017]

Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Governor of Anambra State in yesterday’s governorship election in the state, Chief Willie Obiano, is most likely to win re-election when the final result of the election is announced. Unconfirmed reports at press time indicates that he is leading in 17 out of 21 local government areas in the state

  From all indications, the election was a straight fight between the ruling APGA in  the state and the All Progressives Congress  (APC) as early results at the various polling units showed the two parties dominating lead in the results with most of the other 35 parties that entered for the election scoring zero.  In most of the polling units visited by Sunday Sun across the state, APGA was leading with APC trailing behind, while the PDP in some of the places failed to clinch a vote.

  Meanwhile, the election witnessed high turnout of voters in virtually all the 21 local government areas of the state under an unprecedented peaceful atmosphere in the history of elections in the state.   However, the election may have thrown up a new trend where political leaders in the state were able to deliver their polling units irrespective of their political parties.   The trend saw the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winning in Agulu Ward 2 polling unit 19, Amatutu, of former governor Peter Obi; APC winning in Prince Arthur Eze’s Ukpo Ward 1, Ekwueme Hall polling units and also in Nkwoide Ward 1, Alor of Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige.

  However, the political leaders of the APC and PDP had great challenges trying to deliver their wards and polling units as APGA gave them good run for their money in their strongholds.

Governor Willie Obiano, who voted at his Eri Aguleri polling centre at 9:58a.m, said he was impressed by the large turnout of voters across the state.

  He noted that the election was peaceful, saying that he was sure of a landslide victory at the end of the day.

  He disclosed that as he tried to vote, the card reader could not verify his fingerprint, which he said was later rectified.

  In a chat with newsmen at the polling station, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Jigawa State who was in charge of Anambra East and West local government areas, Prof. Shehu Riskuwa, admitted that they had card readers issues, which he said their technicians were working hard to resolve.

  At Otolo Ward 1 in Nnewi North Local Government Area, when the counting of votes began, there was pandemonium as an APC agent tried to snatch the ballot box when he noticed that APGA was leading in the results.

  Security agents at the centre intervened and the agent was chased away and the results were declared with APGA winning.

  At Umudim Ward 2 Nnewi, where the widow of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu voted,  APGA swept the polls, dusting the APC that had earlier in the week received Ojukwu’s son, Emeka, to its fold.

  Bianca said she was hopeful that APGA would win the election in a landslide, saying that the people had again demonstrated great love for Ojukwu.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Board of Editors of The Sun chose Ambode, first term governor of Nigeria’s economic capital as winner of the flagship prize of the 15th anniversary edition of The Sun Awards after deliberations spanning two days.

The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike retained the Governor of the Year diadem, which he won last year.

Ambode, Wike and other distinguished award winners will be honoured on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Announcing the winners, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun, Mr. Eric Osagie said they were chosen after robust debates in keeping with the tradition of preserving the integrity of The Sun Awards, which has been running since 2003.

Explaining the selection process, Mr. Osagie said members of the Board of Editors made nominations, which were debated and where the panelists were not unanimous in their choice, the winners were chosen by votes.

The Managing Director said those selected earned the honour, having contributed in diverse fields to the development of the nation and improvement in the quality of lives of the citizens.

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the quiet but efficient helmsman of the nation’s mega city, The Sun Man of the Year 2017, won the diadem for the massive infrastructural development of Lagos and his systematic approach to easing the pains associated with residing and commuting in Lagos. He will be taking over the award from Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, who won the previous edition.

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, retained Governor of the Year prize for his unrelenting governance and infrastructural revolution in the state. He is the work machine, who has proved unstoppable.

The 15th edition of The Sun Awards will also honour other eminent Nigerians in public and private sectors, whose contributions and success stories cannot be glossed over.

The Nigerian Hero of the Year award went to the late Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko, the policeman who gallantly foiled an armed robbery attack on a branch of Zenith Bank in Owerri in February this year, but lost his life to injuries suffered during the incident.

Nigeria’s First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari will be honoured with the Most Supportive First Lady award for consistently speaking truth to power and for the immense contributions of her non-governmental organization, Future Assured Initiative, to the quality of life of many ordinary citizens across the country. 

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Also speaking, Prince Ojinwafor Orizu said that APGA winning in Nnewi was essentially to tell Ojukwu’s son, Emeka, who defected to the APC, that he was alone.
 
Sun, 19 Nov 2017

At the condemned convicts section of the Jos Prison, thoughts of committing suicide now fill the mind of 20-year-old Ponjul Yakubu, a farmer who was sentenced to death by hanging for killing his father with a dane gun.

He is currently scared of hearing his name mentioned at all, particularly when a prison warder draws his attention to seek information from him. His heart misses a beat, believing that the hangman has come to execute him on the gallows.

The reality of the cruel act that put him in the present situation dawned on him when Justice A. I Ashoms of the Plateau State High Court found him guilty of murdering his father and sentenced him to death by hanging, on Friday, September 29, this year.

These days, he is always tense, as life has become meaningless to him. From every indication, he is now a walking corpse in the prison where he has remained sober, traumatized and in agony.

On the day that this reporter visited the prison to meet with him, his countenance changed when the warder informed him that he had a visitor. He thought it was a smokescreen to take him out for the dreaded appointment with the hangman. Relief came his way when he realized that it was a lawyer who wanted to talk with him in respect of the case decided by the court.

Prior to committing the crime, Ponjul who hails from Langtang South, was resident in Dorowa Vwang-Vwang in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State. After writing the Senior Secondary School Examination in 2014, he joined his father, late Domsing Yakubu, in his farming activities.

He was determined to inherit the farmland of his 54-year-old father, having abandoned school to work with him on the farm while two of his younger siblings, Nandet and Blessing pursued further education.


Sun, 19 Nov 2017

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