NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [4TH DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 4th December, 2017.

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed European countries for human trafficing scourge across the world, especially as it affects Africa.

He also expressed disappointment with western countries over delay, or outright refusal, to repatriate more stolen funds stashed in their countries, by ex-Nigerian government officials.

Reports from sources at the just-concluded fifth African Union/European Union Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire indicate that the president said for there to be a halt to human trafficking as well as curb the deaths of desperate migrants as its currently being seen in Libya, the EU must work more diligently with the African AU, to bring normalcy to Libya and for the EU to be more forthcoming with humanitarian aid and other forms of assistance to countries directly affected by the menace and by terrorism.

At the bilateral meeting with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, where the issue of stemming the tide of illegal migration of Nigerians to Europe took the front burner, Buhari said a process has been put in motion for the negotiation of new agreements that may open doors of migration and also lead to reducing illegal migration.

Under this agreement, according to one of the sources, close to 4,000 Nigerians may be given scholarships as well as skills and vocational training for illegal migrants before they are brought back home.

The president further declared that the single most important investment needed for growth in Nigeria and Africa is to grow and develop the economies in ways that will provide jobs for the youths. 

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“Without jobs, even educated youths become vulnerable to forms of extremism, ranging from joining the ranks of terrorists to risking their lives, migrating to Europe, through the ‘sea of sand that is the Sahara and the unforgiving waters of the mediterranean.’ We must declare this era of African industrialisation for this must be the primary goal of all AU members,” he stated and advised that future AU-EU summits must be dedicated to this goal until it is achieved.

On stolen funds trapped in Europe, Buhari expressed displeasure over delay in seding them back to Nigeria.

He reiterated that the funds will go a long way in assisting the country build the much-needed infrastructure and create jobs for youth, as well as discourage those embarking on risky journeys through the Sahara Desert and mediterranean, enroute Europe. 

The president, said sources privy to what transpired at the bilateral meetings with some western leaders on the sidelines of the summit, disclosed that he was particularly unhappy that African countries are being blamed for illegal migrants taking dangerous routes to Europe.

In 2016, in New York, on the margins of United Nations General Assembly, Buhari asked Switzerland to urgently release Nigeria’s stolen funds.

He had, at a meeting with his Swiss counterpart, Johann Schneider-Ammann, said Nigeria needed such resources, particularly for infrastructure.

The president had, in response to former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron describing Nigeria as a “fantastically corrupt” country, said he did not want an apology but repatriation of looted funds.

Meanwhile, a group of women, under the aegis of Africa Faith and Justice Network Nigeria, has called on traditional rulers in Edo State to intensify campaign against dangers and risks associated with trafficking in persons in their quarters.       

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Former military president and one of the foundation members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), General Ibrahim Babangida (retd) has cautioned the party leadership and critical stakeholders to avoid the pitfall already placed on its path, by ensuring that the chairmanship position of the party did not go to the highest bidder.

Babangida made this known, yesterday, in a press statement, signed on his behalf by his media aide, Kassim Afegbua.

Barely six days to the party’s national convention, where a new chairman is expected to emerge,  he said he was getting frightened by the fact that monetary considerations appeared key to determining who emerges the chairman.

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He argued that to allow that happen would mean that the party has not learnt any “bitter lesson,” arising from its defeat at the poll in 2015, adding that at this critical stage in the party’s history, “what the party needs is a chairman that is driven by uncommon initiatives, creativity in ideas and a rich content of character to lead and stabilise the party in line with the laudable ideals of the founding fathers of the party. Such an individual must possess national recognition to be able to galvanise political opportunities and transform them into tangible outcomes in our democratic engagements.”

While urging the party to avoid the impending crisis that may follow should a chairman emerge through heavily induced monitised process, the one-time presidential aspirant said: “When we were conceptualising the idea of the PDP at formation, we had in mind a party that offers platform for all Nigerians in their pursuit of legitimate political aspirations. The choice of her motto: ‘Power to the people,’ was in sync with our clear objective of recognising the people as the repository of power. In any democratic engagement, the people decide the outcome of elections through popular and inclusive participation. The monetisation of our electoral process is disturbingly eroding that power which should ordinarily reside in the people.

“In the last few days, I get frightened by the monetary consideration that is likely to dictate who emerges as the national chairman of our great party rather than what the people truly want. The discussion is more on the side of heavy monetisation of the process and ultimate ‘procurement’ of the position of the chairman by the highest bidder. This approach, in my humble view, defeats the whole essence of participation, free choice and voting which are the essential attributes of any democracy without inducement and outright manipulation. I wish to plead that we tread on the path of caution and common sense, conscious of our recent history of avoidable political crisis.”
Mon, 04 Dec 2017
After weeks of speculation about his next political move, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, formally announced his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Atiku, in a facebook broadcast to his friends confirmed his return to the opposition, which he ditched prior to the 2015 general election.

“…Today, I want to let you know that I am returning home to the PDP as the issues that led me to leave it have now been resolved and it is clear that the APC has let the Nigerian people, and especially our young people, down.


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“But rather than giving a long political speech on this matter I thought it would be more helpful to invite you to ask me questions and share with you my answers,” Atiku said. “I have found in my travels across the country that whenever I get into conversations with young people, their number one concern is whether they will be able to get a job, for without a job they have no means of sustaining themselves or begin a family.

“And without the security of a job, we cannot have security in our country. So, without jobs there is no future for you or for Nigeria.

“And I also know, as a parent, that the older generation is also concerned about jobs for their children and, too often today, for themselves as well.

“Creating jobs is something I know about as I have created over 50,000 direct jobs and 250,000 indirect jobs in my own state of Adamawa.

“And I also know how the government can help create the right environment for businesses to create jobs.  When I was vice president in 1999, I was responsible for liberalising the telecomms sector, which enabled us to increase the number of people who could access a phone from less than one million then to over 100 million today. This transformation resulted in the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs from the top-up card vendors you see on every street corner to the many new businesses that fed off the mobile phone revolution.

“Some of you may know that I was elected Vice President under the banner of the PDP, which is the political party I had helped to found some ten years before.

“And some of you may also know that I left the PDP four years ago when I believed it was no longer aligned to the principles of equity, democracy and social justice upon which we had founded it.

“I joined the APC as I had hoped it would be the new force that would help improve life for our people and I was excited about the party’s manifesto to create 3 million new jobs a year. 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By Zika Bobby and Dickson Okafor Rita Orji, a member, representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By Chukwudi Nweje Yinka Odumakin is the Publicity Secretary of Pan Yoruba group, Afenifere. In this interview, 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
..Says no desperation can stop God's will in 2019 By Ismail Omipidan The Deputy President of the Senate, 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By Monica Iheakam Croatia head coach , Zlatko Dalic says he is wary of the young Super Eagles squad 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Nigeria's U17 girls, Flamingos on Sunday had to battle both their Ethiopian counterparts and an unfriendly 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Chairman/CEO of HS Media Group, owners of the HotSports brand, Mr Taye Ige believes Nigeria will have 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Nigeria's Olaide 'Fijaborn' Fijabi has vowed to win the African Boxing Union (ABU)light welterweight 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Newly appointed Head Coach of Sudanese top division club Khartoum Al- Watani Football Club, Emmanuel 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Floyd Mayweather's trip to China hasn't been filled with the pandemonium he became accustomed to 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Local boxers and organizers of the 18th Diamond Boxing Club Tournament were given a boost when a US-based 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
David Moyes was left wondering what could have been after West Ham conceded an 83rd minute winner at 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Referees and Assistant Referees penciled for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Morocco 2018 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By Omodele Adigun and Uche Usim In about eight years of its effort to sanitise the nation's banking 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By Isaac Anumihe For several months now, the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, has been in 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Commodity index for Nov 22 ' Nov 29, 2017 released by Novus Agro Nigeria for select markets across 


Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said The Sun Public Service 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Stories by Steve Agbota styvenchy@yahoo.com 08033302331 Maggot farming has come to stay because it has 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, has been listed among 100 'most remarkable 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu Former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, at the weekend, said Igbo 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Recently, I was in Italy for a few days, where I participated in a conference specifically convened 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has urged leaders of the Peoples 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT) at the weekend, unveiled the first set of female harbour crane 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Nigeria is a school where students learn life, intrigues, survival and commonsense. That's the reason 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has flagged off construction of four additional rural roads in 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Stories by Louis Ibah Worried by recent accidents involving aircraft flown by cadet pilots and their 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
THIS is a tribute to Madam Ahudiya K. U. Eke, the mother of Elder Urum Kalu Eke, the Group Managing Director 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
From Gyang Bere, Jos No fewer than 11 persons were ambushed and gruesomely killed by suspected herdsmen 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
In an intensified effort to crumble the increasing rate of smuggling on the country's waterways/land 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
From Desmond Mgboh, Kano A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has remanded one Mr. Taju Ayagi and a 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Worried by many crimes being carried out with phone, the Department for State 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By Adewale Sanyaolu The story of Nigeria's power sector has been that of movement without motion, leading 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Moves to end production of International Passports abroad From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja The Federal 


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Mon, 04 Dec 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji , Abuja After weeks of speculation about his next political move, former vice president, 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By Itaobong Offiong Etim The 5th European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) Summit held in Abidjan, Cote 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By SKC Ogbonnia THE clarion call by the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) on President Muhammadu 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By Emmanuel Onwubiko Few weeks back, the media savvy governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Peter Ayo Fayose, inaugurated 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
By Emma Emeozor Emma_globecomm@yahoo.com In his inaugural speech on Tuesday, 28 November, President Uhuru 

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
With the inauguration of a National Minimum Wage Committee on Monday, November 27, President Muhammadu 

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