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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 NOVEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 26 November, 2017.


Sun, 26 Nov 2017
AS the All Progressives Congress, (APC) governors call on President Muhammadu Buhari to run for the 2019 presidential election, the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, (AYCF) says any arrangement for Buhari to run in the next poll would be resisted. They, therefore, urged the president to abandon his right to contest the 2019 presidential election. “Honestly, the situation is nothing to write home about and we cannot continue hoping that anything will happen from now till the next one year. We cannot continue to imagine that. That would assume we are living in imagination and the truth of the matter is that from now until January what the government has been able to do is what they can do for this tenure and I do not think that Nigerians are prepared to be fooled for the second time,” Yerima Shettima, president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF said.

The last time we had an interview in late July, you declared that politicians above 60 years would not be allowed to partake in the governance of Nigeria. Do you still maintain that stand or you believe time and circumstances have changed all that?


 
We cannot continue over and over. We have come of age. We cannot continue to fold our hands and be complaining. We must be in the mainstream. Most of them had the opportunity but they could not do it well and I do not see them doing it better now at their age.

Are you then by implication saying that President Muhammadu Buhari has not done well?

 
The truth is that our expectations of this government have not been met.

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Senators of southern extraction have added their voices to the call for the restructuring of Nigeria.

The call was contained in a communiqué released at the end of a three- day retreat organized by Southern Senators Forum in Calabar, capital of Cross Rivers State.


 
The lawmakers also called on President Muhammed Buahri to convey a conference of stakeholders in the country with a view to consider the report of the 2014 National Conference.

The communiqué, which was read by the chairman of the forum, senator Hope Uzodinma, also charged lawmakers in the National Assembly to initiate a full scale debate on the 2014 National Conference report.


 
The forum noted that the stakeholders meeting would help to look at the recommendations of the committee and offer direction to the federal government on the way forward for the country.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki had during his remark at  the opening of the retreat said that if Nigeria must allow peace and unity thrives, she must achieve the expected development, stability and greatness.


 
 According to him, “we must always put Nigeria first” in the ongoing debate about restructuring of the country and other similar agitations.

“As a nation, unity is a prerequisite for development, stability and greatness. Unity is the first focus. Without unity, we can achieve nothing. And yet we know that, since the end of the Nigerian Civil War, our unity has never been more challenged than at the present time. 

“There are agitations across the length and breadth of this country that threaten our unity. And this time around, the threats are multi-faceted, and the vegaries of modern times have made the issues even more challenging than in the early post-independence era.”

“In seeking to carry out any reform or restructuring, it is worth bearing in mind that the founders of our country, in their wisdom, had laid down some guidelines, making clear that it cannot be done by a simple majority, but rather by a two-thirds majority.

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“To this end, we must all be on the same page. We cannot bully or browbeat others into accepting our point of view or positioning. Whatever we do must be by consensus, with the buy-in of all critical stakeholders in the debate.”

In a keynote address, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu said that there was an urgent need for restructuring, stressing that if the call for restructuring of Nigeria must be achieved in all its ramifications, there must be patience, more enlightenment and dialogue, just as he blamed misconception and ethno-sectional suspicions for the opposition to the idea.

Ekweremadu called on proponents of restructuring to leverage on the influence of prominent northerners, such as former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd); former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubabar; and President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, who believe in restructuring, to win more converts in the north.

 The Deputy Senate President who suggested a piecemeal approach to restructuring, said that people would gradually drop their fear and crave for more restructuring as they begin to reap the gains of each successful restructuring effort.


 
Other speakers at the retreat including the Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Ike Nwachukwu, and the Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yoruba apex socio cultural body, Yinka Odumakin said that those opposed to such change are the real enemies of the country.

 While the Bishop of Sokoto insisted that efforts must be made to restore our value system, make every Nigerian subordinate to the constitution, Senator   Nwachukwu  said that “ events have shown that those things that hitherto keep us together can no longer work based on the present realities . 

According to him “military did what they did to keep Nigeria together , but that has taken a long time now . The 2014 National conference produced a fantastic report and government for whatever reasons refused to implement it and it will be unjust if the report is jettisoned”

Both speakers also asked the president to consider a review of the report of the 2014 National conference which according to them attempted to answer most of the National questions today.

On his part, Bishop Kukah said it was wrong for any body or group of persons to see the call for restructuring as an attempt to dismember Nigeria, just as he stressed that there must be openness and fairness in such debate to dispel such fears in some regions.  In his contribution, the Publicity Secretary of Afenifere insisted on a radical shift to productive economy , where revenue sharing formula will be based on unit contributions to the National economy.

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
At least two people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion in the eastern Chinese port city of Ningbo, local officials say. The blast is said to have occurred at a factory at about 09:00 (01:00 GMT) in the citys Jiangbei District, causing some nearby buildings to collapse. State media reported that... 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
BY PHILIP NWOSU The Nigerian Air Force at the weekend immortalized and officer of the force who died while fighting insurgents in the North Eastern part of the country. The officer, Squadron Leader Promise Gbenekane, it was learnt, was a C-130 pilot who died delivering logistics materials to troops in the crisis ton Borno and... 


Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Omoniyi Salaudeen First, it started as a speculation. Then, a rebuttal. And finally it happened: Atiku 


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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Monica Iheakam with Agency report Lionel Messi has signed a new contract tying him to Barcelona until 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
December 9 convention endangered ' Ojougboh 'Party'll emerge stronger ' Babatope, Ogunlewe 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Coach of English Premier League side Leicester City Claude Puel has cast doubt over the future of Super 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Omoniyi Salaudeen Former governor of Ekiti State and current Deputy National Chairman (South) of the 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder, Eddy Ogenyi Onazi has faulted the recent monthly rankings by FIFA, 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Omoniyi Salaudeen Nigerians from all walks of life have been reacting to the recent clash between 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has held secret talks with PSG officials in a hotel over a possible 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Former Abia State governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu said Saurday that President Muhammadu Buhari may not be 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Vincent Kalu Chartered surveyor and valuer, Mr. Emeka Okoronkwo alleged to have sold the Lagos Lagoon 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
From Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday stated that despite political 


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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has berated the Minister of Information, 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Former president Goodluck Jonathan has described Ekiti State Governor, Chief 


Sun, 26 Nov 2017
From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Former senate president, Adolphus Wabara, has described the death of Second 


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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
From Sola Ojo, Kaduna Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Insists PDP can never bounce back, for massive looting of treasury Former Abia State governor, Dr Orji 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
From Gyang Bere, Jos President Muhammadu Buharisaid his administration has been savingN25 billion 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
last week, the story of Bilyamin Bello, son of former national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari is a no-nonsense anti-corruption czar. At least, so we have been told. Prior 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Two different personalities in two different places but connected by one denominator: Power! Willie Obiano, 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
It appears appropriate and cogent to me that the required HRM reform that will transform the competence 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
I have had unaccountable patients, metaphorically speaking who had scars in their souls. Everyone once 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
This week very important issues crowded my mind and each of them deserved treatment on this page. Governor 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Many scientific studies, starting with this one published in the Entrepreneur magazine, attest to the 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
it is frustrating! Why is it so difficult to get a good man who can love me for me; a man who is God 


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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Sufuyan Ojeifo IN a democracy, the relationship between and among the three arms of government are 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Gilbert Ekezie The Chief Executive Officer of AKO Group of Companies, Mr Obiora Atuchukwu has explained 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
YOU DON'T NEED MILLION TO START UP BUSINESS' WITH a degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By BOLATITO ADEBAYO Bishop Kayode Fanilola is the founder and President of Throne of Grace and Miracle 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Two Nigerian airports have been named among the 20 worst airports in the world. The Port Harcourt International 


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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By CHRISTY ANYANWU ade Bakare, a Nigerian-British fashion designer and creative director of Ade Bakare 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Christian Agadibe Moviemaker, actress, model, entrepreneur and graduate of Sociology & Anthropology, 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Chidi Obineche A surreal moment in the Anambra governorship election was the Live Television debate 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Damiete Braide Sunarea Han, Director of Korean Cultural Centre, Abuja, (KCC)Nigeria, has declared 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
By Simeon Mpamugoh In a bid to serve its subscribers better, Consat, a pay TV channel hasrebranded 


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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
It was fun and excitement last weekend when Gulder hosted the winner of Ultimate Party Online Contest, 

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