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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 DECEMBER, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 22 December, 2017.

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Senator Femi Okurounmu had fired the first shot penultimate Saturday when he accused the former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, of brokering the ill-fated alliance between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the then Alliance for Democracy (AD) governors in the South West.

The pact was supposed to be reciprocal with the AD governors mobilizing support for Obasanjo’s reelection bid in 2003 and Obasanjo also ensuring that the governors were returned for a second term in office.

However, the alliance failed, as Obasanjo allegedly betrayed the governors who were all voted out with the exception of the then Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Until Okurounmu spoke out, the general impression many had was that it was Afenifere leaders that brokered the botched alliance.

But Osoba, while reacting to Okurounmu’s allegations in an interview with SATURDAY SUN blasted the Afenifere leader  who he described as a serial blackmailer.

Insisting that he was not the one that brokered the alliance, the former Ogun State governor said he was never close to Obasanjo, adding that Afenifere leaders including late Pa Abraham Adesanya, Sir Olanihun Ajayi and others were privy to the discussion between the AD governors and the former President during the build-up to the 2003 general elections.

Describing Okurounmu as Obasanjo’s close pal, Osoba said the former Senator was at the forefront of the fight against the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Ghali Nabba and other lawmakers when House members wanted to impeach Obasanjo in 2002.

He further challenged Okurounmu to provide evidence, if he has any to prove that he lobbied Afenifere leaders to support Obasanjo or enter into any alliance with the former president to ensure he gained foothold in the South West.
 
Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has, again, condemned the Federal Government over its alleged nonchalant attitude towards ending the fuel scarcity being experienced across the country, calling for immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari as the minister of petroleum.

The governor, who reiterated his position that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government was punishing Nigerians with fuel scarcity so as to achieve its planned increment of petrol pump price from N145 to not less than N185 per litre, added that; “Already, fuel is being sold officially at between N180 and N200 at petrol stations across the country.”

In a release issued, on Friday, Governor Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, quoted him as saying that “It is sad that this Buhari’s APC government had to choose this Christmas and New Year period to ground Nigeria with the fuel scarcity that it deliberately orchestrated.”

The governor called for the immediate resignation of President Buhari as the Minister of Petroleum, noting that “it is obvious that the president has failed in all ramifications and he needs to do Nigerians a favour by relinquishing the portfolio of minister of petroleum.”


 
Governor Fayose said; “Like I said a few days ago, what the federal government is doing is to create scarcity so that Nigerians will be willing to buy at any price, provided the product is made available.

“It was to achieve this planned increment of petrol pump price that they restricted supply of petrol to NNPC alone.”

The governor, who sympathised with Nigerians for the hardship they are being made to go through by the APC government, said; “I warned Nigerians before President Buhari was elected and I am telling Nigerians now that the only option to rescue our country from being brought down completely is to vote out Buhari and his APC in 2019.”

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
From: Molly Kilete, Abuja Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered a water-tight security across the country to ensure a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations. Idris, who gave the order, in Abuja, directed zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), and states commissioners of police to carry out massive deployment of police... 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Leading APC Senators, Reps, Govs in talks with PDP BY PAUL OSUYI, ASABA With serious political activities 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha believes that the Peoples 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
By Simeon Nwakaudu The programme of the birthday service in honour of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Mr Lanre Ogunsuyi is Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports Development. He is an 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
By YINKA OLUDAYISI FABOWALE As a youth, he was a self- confessed 'truant' and 'rascal'- traits 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Elected public office holders in Nigeria have been advised to see public office as an avenue to render 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
rom AIDOGHIE PAULINUS, Abuja As political gladiators perfect plans for the 2019 presidency, a former 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
By WILLY EYA A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Centre for Reform Education Initiative (CREI) has 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has come under severe attacks, criticisms 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
By Joe Apu The Bernabeu no doubt will come alive again today as the El Clasico brings the attention of 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
By Job Osazuwa It could aptly be described as the wedding of the year by all standards. It was a show 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The headquarters of National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Abuja was 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
From WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called for immediate resignation 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
By chioma igbokwe The Lagos State Police Command has declared a popular independent oil marketer, Alhaji 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
From: TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that his administration 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
From JEFF AMECHI AGBODO, ONITSHA Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Orders them to wear police uniform From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Inspector General of Police (IGP), 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will never forget the sacrifices 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will never forget the sacrifices 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
It is Christmas and celebration is in the air. It is a season of joy and spiritual blessings. There 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
I had a discussion recently with some colleagues about marriage. We talked about the challenges facing 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
I was at the 10th Ovation Carol night anniversary that took place at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Which to you is the best time of the day to have sex' Have you ever given that a thought' Are you aware 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
By ERIC TENIOLA The process for the award of National Honours has begun. Hopefully the recipients will 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
As Army threatens to evict family From JUDEX OKORO, Calabar Not all victims of Boko Haram are to be 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Woman who waited 11 years to have a child dies days after delivering twins ' Babies die day apart 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
IN what can pass as a knee-jerk response to the on-going global debate on the im- perative of a green 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
By MUSA JIBRIL and LAWRENCE ENYOGHASU 'The most cheerless Christmas of my life,' the 45 year old