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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [3 NOVEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 3 November, 2017.

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has set up a crack team to probe fraud allegations against immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal.

President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Lawal on August 27, 2015.
 
Yesterday, the EFCC did not disclose the identity of the team that would probe Lawal but disclsoed they have been saddled with the task of investigating details of the award of grass cutting contracts by the Presidential Initiatives on North East( PINE) which Lawal chaired.

Last year, a Senate ad hoc committee, chaired by Shehu Sani, discovered that N200 million was paid for non-existent grass in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Yobe State.
 
The company was linked to the former SGF. It was also discovered that at the time the contracts were awarded, Lawal was still a signatory to the company’s accounts. He was also a director in the firm which got the contract.

In its report, the committee recommended Lawal’s dismissal for corrupt practices.
 
The presidency rejected the recommendation on the grounds that Lawal was not given fair hearing.

Thereafter, the committee convened another hearing and came up with the same conclusion.

The recommendation was forwarded to Buhari, who, in turn, mandated his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo and two others, to investigate allegations of violations of law and due process against Lawal by the Senate. Buhari also directed Lawal’s immediate suspension, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Osinbajo submitted a report to Buhari in August, when he returned from medical check-up in London, the United Kingdom.

On Monday, October 30, 2017, Buhari sacked Lawal and directed the anti-graft agency to proceed with investigation of the former SGF. In his place, the president appointed Boss Gadi Mustapha, former managing director of the National Inland Waterways Agency (NIWA).

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
Over 2,000 Benue women across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state, yesterday,  stormed the Government House in Makurdi, to demonstrate their solidarity for the implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing Law.

The women, old and young, some of whom were half naked, walked through the streets of Makurdi and chantedsolidarity songs to expresses their happiness and support for the stance of Governor Samuel Ortom on the new law.
 
Bearing placards which read  “Respect anti-open grazing law. Governor Samuel Ortom, go ahead,” “We support anti-open grazing law,’’ among others, the women marched to the seat of power amid tight security.

The governor personally received them, alongside his wife, Eunice, and other top officials of his government. He thanked them for their solidarity and  understanding, and stressed that the law is a win-win for everyone.
 
Ortom reiterated that there is no more vacant land in the state and added that the state’s population has increased from about one million in the 1950s to about eight million presently. He added that farming and ranching cannot co-exist on the same land.

“We love everyone resident in Benue including the Fulani,  but we cannot continue to live with killers who have no respect for human lives. This law is to the benefit everybody as it would encourage economic activities as well as encourage the Fulani to stay in one place and ranch their cows among other benefits.”


Fri, 03 Nov 2017
Barley two weeks to Anambra Election Day, it is hard to tell the difference between Oseloka Obaze of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Neither has risen above the echo to deliver either a memorable rhetoric or a dramatic rupture that could cause a scare in the camp of the ruling party, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Neither has produced more than a few incoherent grunts. Neither has the charisma,  the elegance to sway fence-sitters to their side.

And sadly too, neither Nwoye nor Obaze has the oomph. A choice between the two is a choice between six and a half dozen. It leaves you with empty hands!


 
Outside of Governor Willie Obiano, the only sparkle in this race comes from Osita Chidoka. But he is in the wrong geopolitical zone and in the wrong party. Case closed! Even so, there is a growing feeling that Chidoka carries himself as one who is intensely aware of his good looks and overall effect on the women folk. So, his is a case of “over-do” or “notice-me,” what the Igbo call “onye nlecha.” There’s a silent understanding that political leadership requires more than good looks and cultivated manners. It calls for more grit than glamour. As the Igbo say, “mma nwoke nalu níyi mana mma nwanyi na ebutelu ya okwu.”

Chidoka’s excessive sense of self-worth is, therefore, out of place and out of time. Had Osita not taken himself too seriously, he would have realised that his candidature is rather absurd. Osita is from Anambra Central. The auguries favour only candidates from Anambra North at the moment. This is clearly understood. His resolve to forge ahead with his ambition, which everyone knows would crash, gives him away as attention seeker.
 
In reality, of all the candidates lining out against Obiano, Obaze cuts the most pathetic picture. After all the lavish praises heaped on him by his godfather’s spinners, he has become a captive of his own inordinate ambition. He is never heard at campaign rallies. It is not even certain that the rallies are his or a thinly disguised effort to shore up the flagging glory of his godfather.


Fri, 03 Nov 2017
Former Abia State governor and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has declared that the South East will vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

Speaking at a special interview session on Arise Television in Abuja, yesterday, Kalu, who said he joined the APC because of the personality of the president, further noted that it would be unwise for any Igbo man to challenge Buhari in 2019.

He said  2023 would be Igbo’s best bet.

“I don’t think it is the right thing to do. I believe in equity and justice. We should allow the North to have its eight years.”

Kalu also explained why he joined the APC.

“I will add a lot of value to the APC in the South East. Buhari’s illness slowed him down, no doubt, but he has done well so far. I have been in the opposition for 10 years now.  I joined Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) in 2006.

“But, I joined APC because of Buhari. I joined because of his integrity, so as to help grow the party in the South East. APC has come to stay in the South East. Buhari contesting in 2019 is not only for himself but also, for the South East. After Buhari’s eight years, nobody in Nigeria can tell us that our region cannot produce the president. Majority of the Igbo people will massively support Buhari in 2019. They did not support him in 2015. But, in 2019, they will massively vote for him.  I am passing a vote of confidence in him because he has integrity.
 
“I am not the only one passing a vote of confidence in Buhari, the APC governors just endorsed him for a second term, the World Bank is supporting what he is doing, so also is the Eurpoean Union, including other powerful world leaders.”

Asked if he was sure Buhari would run in 2019, Kalu again answered: “Recall what I said when he travelled to London for medical care, when some people said he would not return. I said he would not only return but will return healthier and stronger and that he is going to run in 2019. So, I am convinced and I am sure that Mr. President will run. I have not seen any other candidate than Buhari. I am not thinking of any other candidate. I joined the APC because of Buhari. I know him personally. The country needs him to complete his tenure.”

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
The General Overseer of Pentecostal Canaanland Mission, Ajao Estate, Lagos State, Pastor Nick Medo-Uwa, 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
By Emmanuel Clement Rev. Divine Okwara, popularly known as De Prophetic Commander, is the the senior 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
By Chinelo Obogo and GeoffreyAnyanwu, Awka The Tony Nwoye Campaign Organisation has accused Governor 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Former national team chief coach, Samson Siasia has charged the Super Eagles 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo denied that he is seeking an improved Real Madrid contract after seeing his side defeated 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
The third edition of the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search will hold in Ibadan, Oyo State, from 16-18 November. 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
By Adewale Sanyaolu Barring any last minute change, the long awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja As tongues wag over the avalanche of heavy offshore loans heaped on the country, 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
Stories by Maduka Nweke,manweke@gmail.com 08034207864, 08118879331 Nigeria is a country endowed 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
By Maduka Nweke Rotimi Aluko, is the Chairman of Paint Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMA) and 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja Cyber criminals have cloned the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
From Fred Itua, Kemi Yesufu and Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye Abuja Request by President Muhammadu Buhari 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
A few days after newspaper reports indicated that billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, recorded a 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
Commends enterprising nature of Igbo From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu The United Nations has insisted that Nigeria 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives has ordered the Minister of Health, Professor 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said it will summon all the prominent players 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
From Fred Itua and Kemi Yesufu Abuja The Federal Ministry of Power and Housing, headed by Mr. Babatunde 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
By Ori Martins Last Friday, the veteran sports journalist, versatile administrator, ebullient football 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
When the reinstatement saga of erstwhile Assistant Director in the Ministry of Interior, Abdulrasheed 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
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Fri, 03 Nov 2017
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Fri, 03 Nov 2017
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Fri, 03 Nov 2017
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Fri, 03 Nov 2017
By Ndanusa Aduka How does North Korea fund its embassy in Nigeria' How do its diplomats in Nigeria 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
ALL the Southern governors must be congratulated for reviving the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) which 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
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Fri, 03 Nov 2017
By Tumininu Owolabi Overcoming the Challenges of Extremist Ideology, T.J. Nwakaeze, T.J. Nwakaeze Publications, 

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
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Fri, 03 Nov 2017
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