NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 5th December, 2017.

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria in Libya, Mr Illiya Danladi Fachano, has said that there is element of truth in the recent video by the Cable News Network (CNN) that some Nigerians were sold off for $400.

The Charge d’Affaires who is in the country on the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, over developments in Libya, told Daily Sun exclusively that even Nigerians sell fellow Nigerians in Libya.

He spoke on this and other sundry issues surrounding the illegal trafficking to Europe through Libya. 

You arrived on Sunday night from Libya?

Yes. I arrived yesterday night around 23:40, although on Turkish Airline.

Abuja or Lagos?

I arrived Abuja.

How was Libya before you left?

Libya, like I said, is not the former Libya. It is a shadow of its former self. The government in Tripoli is trying to maintain security by having police at checkpoints, airport area, roads and so on. Libya is trying to regain its position, but Libya said it does not want externally imposed solution on their political problem. They want a Libyan-Libyan solution and the international community is hoping that they would arrive at that Libyan-Libyan solution so that peace would return and Libya would go back to its glorious past.

Would you say that migration to Europe through Libya received an upsurge after Ghadaffi?

Yeah! After Ghadaffi, there is an upsurge because there is an agreement between the Italian government and the Libyan authority to return migrants that they arrest on the Mediterranean Sea back to Libya. And indeed, the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the Western Europe are against that agreement. But that is why we have increased number of detainees in the detention centres.

So, the population wasn’t as much as that under Ghadaffi?

It was not so. It was less because Ghadaffi was a little bit liberal to migration. But at the moment, the European Union has trained the Libyan Coast Guards on how to stop and arrest smugglers or traffickers on the Mediterranean Sea and bring them back to the detention camps where people say conditions are horrible.

Have you done a study on migration to Europe through Libya and what do you think can be done to halt it?

We have made some proposals. Some of them are not new, some are new. The proposal is that they should tighten borders and that arrested migrants in detention centres that express willingness to be repatriated, should be immediately repatriated. And that is why we said if government can send more aircraft to assist in the repatriation of Nigerians back home, the better.
 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday predicted that Nigeria will split into  three new nations in 2019.

The group said the three new nations will be Biafra, Oduduwa and Arewa Republics.

This was even as it said President Muhammadu Buhari would be the last President of Nigeria.

In a statement signed by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, and made available to newsmen in Awka, the group advised politicians nursing ambition for 2019 to drop it as it would not materialise.

“We wish to inform the political gladiators of Nigerian state that their 2019 political ambitions will no longer materialise because Nigeria, as an entity, will not exist beyond the year 2019.

“Before the end of the year 2019, there will be no more Nigeria as a political entity, there will be newborn nations called Biafra, Oduduwa and Arewa Republics.     

“MASSOB also wishes to inform the voluntary and forced citizens of Nigeria that Muhammed Buhari is the last president of Nigeria.

“As every nation of the universe has its spiritual anchor and stronghold, MASSOB gladly wishes to inform the people of Biafra that the spiritual anchor and stronghold of Nigeria entity has been broken. No military might or alliances will stop the emergence of Biafra soon.”

The group said it was coming up with new strategies where all the pro-Biafran groups will ensure that Biafra is achieved soon without violence.                         

“MASSOB in collaboration with other groups in the genuine spirit of Biafra revolution declare that enough is enough. A new strategy and consolidation anchored on the principles of non violence will soon be unveiled. The coming together of pro-Biafra groups will multiply our synergies and double our consistent efforts towards Biafra actualisation and restoration through our undying demand and pressure for a referendum that will determine our stake in Nigerian project.

“We wish to remind citizens and inhabitants of Nigeria that God did not create us as Nigerians. We inherited and anchored our names through our native, cultural and traditional inclinations. It is only dogs and other domestic pets that retain and maintain names given to them by their lords and owners.

Urging Nigerians to take a cue from other African nations that rejected colonial change of their original names, MASSOB said: “Some other nations in Africa who pride their native, cultural and traditional values as a mark of respect to their forefathers rejected the change of their names  by British colonial master s. But political gladiators in Nigeria want to sustain and preserve this geographical expression called Nigeria. We are naturally and ancestrally called Biafra, Odududuwa and Arewa.

“British colonial lords named the indigenous people, Burma, they rejected it and renamed themselves their native name, Myanmar.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has said he nearly abandoned his plum office in the early days of his administration as a result of the parlous state of the economy that was bequeathed to him by the  Jonathan-led administration.

He said the situation was so bad that he considered abdicating not just the office, which he got after three previous failed attempt, but thought of fleeing the country.

“When I came, what I found out is terrible. It is absolutely terribly,” he declared.

President Buhari made the revelation in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire, last week during an interactive session with Nigerian community, ahead of his participation at the just concluded fifth African Union-European Union (AU-EU) Summit.

He regretted that during the oil boom era no meaningful infrastructure was built hence his administration is struggling to keep its campaign promises with the fall of oil price to as low as $28 per barrel from an average of $100 between 1999 and 2014.

But he maintained that in the last two years, the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has not only succeeded in pulling the country out of economic brink but also stabilised the polity and restored peace.

“We are lucky in Nigeria that we have been able to survive 2016. Honestly, I told some people close to me that I was thinking of which country to run to if things got out of hand.

“Between 1999 and 2014, I have said it several times in Nigeria, Nigeria had never got so much revenue like it did at that time. But then, when we came, the price of oil went down to $28 per barrel from an average of $100 per barrel at the production rate of 2.1 million barrel per day. So, multiply 2.1 million by $100, that is what Nigeria was getting from 1999 to 2014. But when we came, the price came down to $28. I went to Central Bank (of Nigeria) to look for money and they said there was no money, only debts.

“And the infrastructure – roads, rail, power- that you have been talking about, nothing was absolutely done. So, really, God hears the prayers of His servants and the last three raining seasons were good. We were very lucky I would have absconded.

“I mean how could we have faced Nigerians and tell them this is what you have been earning from 2.1 million barrels per day from 1999-2014 multiplied by $100. In fact, it even went up to $143; and then came down to about $70-$80. But when we came, it fell to $28, then to $37 and then oscillating between $30 and $50. So it was amazing but God came with His help.”
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE) says the federal government's development efforts will remain unrealizable until it takes steps to encourage technological education. According to NATE President, Ahmad Yabagi, the nation's youth have lost interest in technological education due to what he described as discrimination of polytechnic graduates in... 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU), has launched a search for a realistic and durable solution to accommodation problem in the nation's universities. The VCs were unhappy that no Nigerian university could comfortably provide accommodation for 40 per cent of its students, thus forcing the students to seek alternative source... 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Gabriel Dike Less than three years after he was appointed Professor of English Language at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof Chimdi Maduagwu of the Faculty of Arts recently paid his academic debt when he delivered the 13th Inaugural Lecture for the 2016/2017 academic session. It is a rule in the university worldwide that... 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
And they are all girls By Jet Stanley Madu Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, McPherson University, Prof Olurinde Lafe has described current challenges in Nigeria as huge opportunity for Nigerian graduates and young people. He admonished that with firm commitment on the part of government to address the failures in every sector, particularly, infrastructure, the... 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Gilbert Ekezie History was made recently at the 7TH convocation of the Caleb University, Imota, Ikorodu Lagos State for the conferment of first and higher degrees, as well as presentation of prizes to about 209 graduates of the University. The event which took place at the University's Multi purpose hall was attended by families,... 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Bianca Iboma Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has commissioned a 1000-capacity lecture theatre at the University of Lagos. The project was in honour of an Alumnus of UNILAG, Chief Executive Officer of First Marina Trust and co-founder of Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB), Late Mr. Tayo Aderinokun. 'When Tayo was alive he made some... 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Ismail Omipidan On Sunday, December 3, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, formally rejoined his 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Ismail Omipidan On Sunday, December 3, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, formally rejoined his 


Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Eight commissioners in the Senator Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow-led All Progressives Congress controlled 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Doles out 16 SUVs to state's NASS caucus From Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said no special concession was given to 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From Felix Ikem, Nsukka Mixed reactions have continued to trail former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar's 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Stories by Monica Iheakam President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick is confident 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Manchester United need just one point against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford to secure top spot in Group 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
A statue of Argentine football star Lionel Messi has been vandalised in the capital, Buenos Aires. The 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Omodele Adigun The banking consolidation of 2005 has shot the nation's banks to the pinnacle of 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has once again read the riot act to tax evaders in the country. 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Omodele Adigun With a total value of $175 billion, a wilder investment is going on right now at 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja For the umpteenth time, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
South South Coordinator of Oando Shareholders Solidarity Group (OSSG), Mr. Clement Ebitimi, has called 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja TheNigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday, disclosed that it has surpassed 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The management of 9mobile has stated that Barclays Bank has not withdrawn as financial advisor of the 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
As investigation shows ex-depot price of N133.38 per litre By Adewale Sanyaolu The Lagos State chapter 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Kick against $60m buyout offer By Chinenye Anuforo Nigerian shareholders have called on the capital 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Gabriel Dike Management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has approved the immediate placement 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Governor Rochas Okorocha has sworn-in 28 new commissioners, amongst who 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Gabriel Dike and Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The industrial action by non-academic staff in the Nigerian 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
7 in critical condition From Tony John, Port Harcourt Two persons have been confirmed dead and seven 


Tue, 05 Dec 2017
An FCT High Court sitting in Gudu was, yesterday, told that no government money was traced to the former 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Northern traditional rulers, emirs, as well as South East chiefs, yesterday blamed 


Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The 2017 All-Nigeria Judges' Conference may have come and gone but not without disagreements between 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has made history by becoming the first governor in Nigeria's 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Israel Ebije Activities of slave merchants trading off migrants stuck in Libya have earned the country 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Ifeanyi Afuba A new Anambra State is in the making. It is an evolving society in which the government-citizen 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
By Ignatius Arinze The nature of the relationship of the South-east geo- political zone and President 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Mrs. Ify Asia-Chiemeziem hosts writing seminars for young Nigerians. She 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Accuses daughter of seizing documents of properties ' It's not true -Daughter By Sunday Ani (nichsunny@yahoo.com) 

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Army recently introduced a new language policy which requires its officers and men to learn 
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