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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 13 December, 2017.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Fourteen months to the next presidential election, there are indications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have  President Muhammadu Buhari-Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ticket, as one of its jokers for the 2019 election.

Competent sources close to The Redeemed Church told Daily Sun that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, may have indicated to the church authorities that he would not be averse to a return to pastoral life.

He is a senior pastor of the church conglomerate.

Although president Buhari is yet to officially declare his bid for re-election, apart from a recent declaration that he may seek Nigerians’ votes again, it was gathered that Osinbajo’s replacement with Tinubu is being mooted as a way to have a solid South West support for the APC, in the face of a South East-South-South alliance in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Competent sources said the APC and Buhari tendencies in the party, which want another victory in 2019, reasoned that it is important to rally the South West behind the president.

It was gathered that towards this end, the Buhari tendencies recommended that a more popular politician from the South West should pair with the president in 2019.

The name of Tinubu came up as it is believed that he is the only singular South West personality who could effectively mobilise support for Buhari and the APC in the zone.

Those pushing for this said with South South and South East strongly behind PDP, the APC needs the South West to counter-balance the structure in the South.  Tinubu’s VP candidacy is believed to guarantee this.

Those in the know revealed that the recent rapprochement between Buhari and Tinubu was geared towards “concretising the arrangement” of having two of them as presidential and vice presidential candidates in 2019.

Daily Sun gathered that until recently, the relationship between Buhari and Tinubu was frosty. Afraid that this may jeopardise Buhari’s re-election, the president’s political strategists recommended the wooing of the former Lagos governor.

Sources revealed that the wedding of Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s daughter in Lagos, recently, paved the way for emissaries from the Buhari camp to meet with Tinubu.

After the Lagos meeting, during Saraki’s daughter’s wedding, Tinubu was invited by the Presidency to grace the public presentation of a book on Buhari’s achievements. Thereafter, Tinubu accompanied Buhari on a trip outside the country, where further meetings on 2019 elections were held.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Chairman of the All Progressives Congresss (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has formally congratulated National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus.

In a congratulatory message, Oyegun urged Secondus to make the PDP a responsible opposition party.

In a statement he personally signed and made available to the media, yesterday, Oyegun assured the PDP chairman of his willingness to engage him robustly, in an atmosphere devoid of acrimony and rancour.

Contrary to an earlier statement from the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, on Sunday, who faulted the PDP’s national elective convention in Abuja, Oyegun urged the new PDP national leadership to balance partisan interests with overall national considerations.

“It is my hope that the newly-elected PDP national chairman will deploy his experience garnered over the years to ensure that the PDP assumes its role as a responsible opposition party in the country. Our party wholeheartedly welcomes opposition because we believe that democracy cannot thrive without a vibrant but responsible opposition that puts the nation first. This will often challenge you to balance partisan interests with overall national considerations.

“I assure the PDP national chairman of my willingness to engage him robustly in an atmosphere devoid of acrimony and rancour. I believe that working together, we can elevate the language and temper of politics in our country, thereby providing enabling environment for democracy to thrive in our country,” Oyegun noted.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Students, party men roll out drums for former governor From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu As the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) began preparations for its 47th convocation, the Senate of the premier university selected nine prominent Nigerians to be conferred with the institution's doctorate degree, honoris causa. As time progressed, about 70 academic egg-heads retired into... 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Magnus Eze As the world marked the International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) on December 3, series of activities were organised by the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) during the week in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). CCD in collaboration with Open Society Initiative for... 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Security agencies comb hotels, worship centres From FRED ITUA, Abuja Following travel alerts issued by some foreign diplomatic institutions to their citizens about'an imminent terrorist attack in Abuja, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, has ordered the various security agencies in the territory tocomb hotels and worship centres. 'He specifically revealed... 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
South West not sidelined 'Odeyemi From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja and Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Chairman 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
We'll beat you again 'PDP From Joe Effiong, Uyo Akwa Ibom State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will not challenge the local government election conducted in the state penultimate Saturday. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all the 31 local government chairmanship seats and 329 councillor-ship positions in the state.... 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, may emerge the presidential 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Orders rerun in 6 LGs From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja and Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Peoples Democratic Party( 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Aloysius Madu, Enugu After the Nigeria-Biafra Civil war in 1970, the Igbo have always felt marginalised. Their cry of marginalisation heightened when the South-East zone was left with only five states while the other zones in the country got at least six states. Besides, the Igbo felt they have not got their due in... 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Okwe Obi, Abuja For the leadership of the National Council for Women Society (NCWS)it is time to to go beyond mere lipserviceandmakeagriculturethemain focus.In line withsuch resolve, the body last week rolled out drums in honour of somefirst ladies andotherNigerians that are promoting agriculture. The president of the council, Gloria Shoda admonished the awardees not... 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed in Lagos, yesterday that former President Olusegun 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha For their service to humanity and promotion of peace, a Non-Governmental Organization, All Small Scale-Growth and Equipment Support Foundation (ASSGES), has honoured the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Fegge Police Station, Mr. Rabiu Garba, a Superintendent of Police (SP) and the National Publicity Secretary of Campaign for Democracy (CD),... 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi The recently concluded state congress of the Peoples Democratic Party 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The Civil Rights Concern (CRC) has indeed put its name on the mable in Anambra State as it has taken the civil rights interests of the people to almost all the sectors of governance in the state. Latest in its numerous advocacies was the Committee of Stakeholders meeting in... 


Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Nigeria, His Excellency Nikolay Udovichenko says he is looking 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Nigeria's home 'based senior team will file out against reigning NPFL champions Plateau United at 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Monica Iheakam Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appealed to Nigerians for forgiveness following 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Offers support for NNPC Worried by the persistent scarcity of petroleum products, particularly 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja Given the role played by civil society organisations in making government 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Steve Agbota As part of its commitment to programme implementation, the World Bank said it will continue 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Samuel Bello, Abuja The Senate would soon enact a bill banning vehicles that run on Premium 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Jet Stanley Madu In a bid to reduce rising unemployment rate in Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria has selected 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Lauds FG for N50bn allocation From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja The Nigeria Export Processing Zones 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Offers support for NNPC Worried by the persistent scarcity of petroleum products, particularly 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Louis Ibah The Nigerian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mr. Mohammed Remi, is seeking 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Stories by Olabisi Olaleye Network solutions provider, Ericsson, has given reasons that make the Internet 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Paul Osuyi, Asaba GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his Anambra State counterpart, Willie 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Moshood Adebayo The Federal Government yesterday completed the process of handing over the Presidential 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Romanus Ugwu The Federal Government has revealed that arrangements have been concluded to demolish 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
We're waiting for your 21-day ultimatum' From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Benin youths, under the 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Mass exodus of herders, cattles sparks fresh crisis in Nasarawa From Olanrewaju Lawal,Birnin-Kebbi 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the Executive and 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
As truck crushes woman, injures 15 From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Less than 72 hours after a reporter 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, has described 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Two fashion designers have diedafter they reportedly inhaled fumes from power generating set. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
If Nigerians fail to rise up against a proposed law to regulate activities of civilsocietyorganisations 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The zoning principle, which was publicly reinforced last year in Port Harcourt, had affirmed the South-West 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
THISDAY Front Page of December 9 welcomes us today with three headline faults: 'US, Switzerland sign 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Being the lecture delivered by Professor Placid C. Njoku, at the 8th convocation lecture and silver 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
By Bukar Usman The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) has provisions for 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
For some days now, rallies have been held in some parts of the country against the Special Anti-Robbery 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The way God answered my prayer was miraculous indeed. Medical doctors told me that I could not have 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
I have never met Colonel P.A. Clark (rtd) and as a result do not know his complexion or whether he is 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
On December 11, 2017, the Court of Appeal, Lagos division, in the lead judgement delivered by Justice 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
About two years ago, I had the enviable honour of being invited by my university family, the Jackson 

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
THE reintroduction of toll plazas on the nation's major highways is one of the ways the Federal Government