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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 29 December, 2017.


Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Former minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Junaid Mohammed and former national vice president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Fidelis Edeh, have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig his cabinet in 2018.

Dr. Mohammed specifically urged the president sit up and offer leadership next year.

He also urged the president to perform surgery on his cabinet and replace those he called ‘dead woods.’ He said Buhari’s retuning his cabinet will help inject new life into governance and also, deliver on his promises.

Mohammed, a former delegate to the 2014 National Conference, noted that the president has been unable to effectively manage the economy and deliver on his promise to change Nigeria because he has allowed others to run his government for him.

“I want Mr. President to govern this country effectively. He is not in charge , a cabal is running things on his behalf.”

The former parliamentarian maintained that “the economy is in tatters, Boko Haram is bouncing back, government can’t address fuel scarcity, everything is in bad shape.”

He also advised the president to focus more on delivering good governance in 2018 than playing politics of re-election.

“I would want President Buhari to fix his eyes on providing leadership and lessening the hardship in the country, than pursuing a re-election agenda. His government hasn’t done much in the last few years because of the activities of cabal in his government,” he reiterated.

To Edeh, Buhari must bring in new hands in his government, so as to deliver on his promises to Nigerians.

The former labour  leader also urged Buhari to learn from what happened to his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, in 2015, by ensuring that his government is connected with the people in 2018. 

Edeh urged the president to de-emphasise politics, “even if he is interested in re-election in 2019 and let his works speak for him.”

The former labour leader stressed that Buhari should,  as a matter of urgency, review his cabinet, bearing in mind his promises to Nigerians.

He also asked the president to find out whether his intention for Nigeria is actually in tandem with the realities on ground.
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
George Weah life has been in three phases, moving from a gutters  of Monrovia, to Europe’s most famous football pitches and now to the country’s seat of power, The Executive Masion.

Weah  referred to as “King George” by  his supporters contested  Liberia’s top job, winning the hearts of many who saw him as a patriot that stood by Liberia in her darkest hour.

Clara Town, the slum where Weah grew up, is just an hour away from the Executive Mansion, the country’s seat of power, yet,  new president of Liberia in his childhood, never allowed the division between the two areas to stop his ambition of leading the country.

Born on October 1, 1966, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah a retired professional footballer who played as a striker, is one of the greatest African players of all-time. In 1995 he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d’Or, becoming the first and to date only African player to win these awards. In 1989, 1994 and 1995, he was named the African Footballer of the Year, and in 1996, he was named African Player of the Century. Known for his acceleration, speed, and dribbling ability, in addition to his goal scoring and finishing, Weah was described by FIFA as “the precursor of the multi-functional strikers of today.”   In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.

After starting his career in his home country of Liberia, Weah spent 14 years of his professional football career playing for clubs in France, Italy and England. Arsène Wenger brought him to Europe when he signed for Monaco in 1988. Weah moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 1992 where he won Ligue 1 in 1994 and became the top scorer of the 1994–95 UEFA Champions League. He signed for Milan in 1995 where he spent four successful seasons, and won the Italian Serie A twice.  His most notable goal in Italy saw him run the length of the field against Verona. He moved to the English Premier League towards the end of his career and had spells at Chelsea and Manchester City, before returning to France to play for Marseille in 2001, and subsequently ending his career with Al-Jazira in 2003. At international level, he represented Liberia at the African Cup of Nations on two occasions.

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
It is regrettable that despite the repeated assurances of adequate stocks and the persistent denials of a plan by the government to increase the pump price of premium motor spirit (PMS), the country has continued to witness a lingering shortage of the product, resulting in long and harrowing queues at filling stations and untold hardship for citizens.

The crisis was apparently timed to perfection, fuelling a conspiracy theory of desperate fuel racketeering to make gains from the expected upsurge in demand for petrol at the yuletide. It has, indeed, become an annual affair to have fuel shortages at festive seasons, probably to yield   maximum gains for the racketeers.

This pattern has become all too familiar now and that is why the ongoing blame game, rather than ameliorate the problem, would make an already very bad situation worse. The problem is complicated and the fuel crisis, despite repeated assurances and deadlines of an end to it, is likely to persist for much longer. The possibility that this scarcity will stretch into the New Year is the real bad news. It is the reason there must be an immediate change of tactics to address the crisis.

As has become obvious, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which  has solely been engaged in the importation of refined petrol for some time now, did not anticipate the usual end-of-year festivities fuel racket and the need to stockpile enough products to counter the racketeers’ machinations. A few weeks to Christmas, it was obvious that something was afoot and that a fuel crisis was being contrived, when a very important union in the distribution chain decided to go on strike on a matter that was already being resolved and when the NNPC and its allies in the supply and distribution chain started giving conflicting figures on actual stockpiles, the products in transit and whether the pump price would go up or not.

WAPTV's Omonla partners Nutri-Milk, rewards viewers
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
In the spirit of Yuletide, wapTV has partnered with CWAY Food & Beverages to reward Nigerians with cartons of Nutri-Milk. Held during the channel's popular programme entitled, Omonla on the Street, the reward session kicked off from December 18, 2017 and will run till January 18, 2018. Omonla on the Street takes its presenter, Omonla... 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Jumanji, a film adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg, which premiered simultaneously in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia on Friday December 22, 2017, has been drawing audiences to the cinemas across the three countries on a daily basis. The high demand for the movie at the box office... 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
For members of Executive Elite 007 Club of Nigeria, it was celebration galore on Sunday December 17, as they marked the 10th anniversary of their club amidst fun and camaraderie. The ceremony, which held at La'royale Events Centre, Puposola Street, new Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos, had brought together members of the club, home and abroad who... 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
With a potential to reach the topmost rung of the success ladder, Lawal Bolaji, known as Slkay, is leaving no stone unturned to give his fans the best as a musician. This he has further proved with his latest work entitled, FABU produced and mixed-mastered by Dre-sticks. The representation and lyrical contents of FABU have... 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Hope is on the way for Nigerians battling depression as a new movie, Drops of Happy, premiered recently. According to the producers, Little Drops of Happy was produced to raise awareness about postpartum depression and other mental health issues with a view to encouraging people to seek help early in orderto prevent suicide and other... 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
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Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has congratulated the newly elected President of Liberia, George Opong Weah, describing him as someone destined by God to be president. He said 'I salute George Weah's courage and resilience in spite of the activities and machinations of oppressors and interlopers who blocked his victory 12 years ago. Because... 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
George Weah life has been in three phases, moving from a gutters of Monrovia, to Europe's most famous football pitches and now to the country's seat of power, The Executive Masion. Weah referred to as 'King George' by his supporters contested Liberia's top job, winning the hearts of many who saw him as a patriot... 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) Mr. Osita Okechukwu is a chieftain 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Anambra Central Senatorial 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti MINISTER of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has declared 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Stories by Monica Iheakam Former soccer star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Explains support for party, Obiano From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka, Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha and 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Assumes office in January ' Jonathan, NDI applaud Liberians Former soccer star George Weah has 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Turkish club, Trabzonspor and German Bundesliga outfit, FC Freiburg have joined the race to sign Nigerian 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Libyan Football Federation has appointed Omar Al-Marimi as the new head coach of the national team 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
One of Nigeria's Group D foes at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Croatia, has announced that she would play 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja The Executive Director, Royal Pacific Group, promoters of Fraser Suites, Abuja, 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Seek reduction of N5bn capitalisation Stories by Maduka Nweke For not performing the roles for 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Needs 3m housing units to fix deficits Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that the 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Stories by Maduka Nweke, manweke@gmail.com 08034207864, 08118879331 Technology has continued to 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Fuel hawkers take over Abuja From Uche Usim (Abuja) and Adewale Sanyaolu (Lagos) Despite the low 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
By Bimbola Oyesola DESPITE the fact that Nigeria's economy was reported to have exited recession, the 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja More motorists in Abuja got free petrol yesterday as the Nigerian National Petroleum 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
By Louis Ibah Stranded passengers on the Medview Airline Lagos London flight yesterday besieged 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja The Federal Government and the preferred bidders of three independent power plants 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Not less than four persons were killed in a Boko Haram attack yesterday at Amarwa village in Konduga 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has sacked his Commissioner for Education, Prof. Halimatu 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Abubakar presents N167.95bn to Bauchi Assembly From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri and Paul Orude 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
LAUTECH sacks 255 workers, ARD kicks From Oluseye Ojo,Ibadan Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
It's not true 'RoboMichael From Tony John, Port Harcourt Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Lecturers at the Osun State polytechnics and the colleges of education lecturers 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
A group, Non-Yoruba Indigenes Empowerment Initiative (NYIEI) in Ogun State, has pledged its support to 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
EDO State Governor Godwin Obaseki has said that the agriprenuer programme will be fully rolled out in 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Enugu State Government has presented a budget proposal of N98.563 billion for 2018 fiscal year to the 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Calls for support for Ambode, Tinubu Senator representing Lagos West in the Eighth Senate, Solomon 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
By Desmond Ekwueme Last week, 'Massive Attack', ignited another debate over Arsene Wenger,s remarks 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
In a major shift from a seven-decade conventional United States Middle East policy, President Donald 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
It is just two days to the end of another eventful year. Let's end our marriage series with the key 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
A report entitled, 'Buhari's daughter: My father told us to study hard because he has nothing for 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
By Rahman Musa In spite of the distractions that dogged his office in the last few weeks, the Minister 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
By Cosmas Odoemena 'Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
In the next 48 hours, Nigerians would bid 2017 a final goodbye. The end of the year is always a good 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Despite counting our blessings and naming them one by one as rightly instructed in one of the soulful 
Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The travails of Nigerian professional footballers By George Aluo In the last couple of years, one