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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [28 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 28 December, 2017.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Palpable anxiety enveloped the country yesterday over the condition of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, who the Presidency confirmed was involved in a bike accident on Tuesday night around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
A source yesterday said Yusuf was unconscious and an “air ambulance may take him out of the country any moment.”
The Presidency, however, said he was in a stable condition.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Yusuf “broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a result. He has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja. He is in a stable condition.
“The president and his wife, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari are thankful to Nigerians for the good wishes and prayers for their son.”
Yusuf crashed while racing with a friend in the capital city.
It was gathered that he was trying to overtake his friend when he suddenly lost control, veered off the road and crashed.
Following the crash, the president’s son sustained head and body injuries and laid unconscious for a while before help came
It was learnt that his friend mobilised for help and he was quickly evacuated to Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, where he underwent a surgery for the fractures and injuries he sustained to the head
When Daily Sun visited, at least five armed policemen were at the entrance of the hospital in Abuja. They screened movements of visitors.
Also, a sports utility vehicle (SUV) that had a signal-jamming device was seen leaving the hospital around 4:58pm. The hospital lobby was filled with different people who engaged in conversations in hushd tone. It was not clear if members of the first family were at the hospital at the time of this report.
Yusuf and his sister, Zarah last July graduated from University of Surrey, Guildford, England.
Meanwhile, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to news of Yusuf’s accident saying his family would be praying for him.
The former vice president, in his reaction via his twitter page, yesterday wrote: “Our thoughts are with the first family -our family will be praying for you. We wish Yusuf a speedy recovery.”

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, lamented that some persons opposed to his government were spreading false accusations aimed at painting a picture that he passionately hates Igbo.
He said the aim of the purveyors of the “lies” was simply to pit the Igbo against him.
The president expressed this sadness at the residence of the National Coordinator of Buhari/Osinbajo Initiative for Demonstrating Change, Chinedu Ogah, in Ikwo, Ebonyi State, during the latter’s empowerment programme for his people, under his foundation, Chinedu Ogah Foundation.
Buhari, represented by the Executive Director, Admin and Training of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Dr Steve Egbo, said contrary to “these lies,” he loves the Igbo and would continue to work to protect their interests.
“He asked me to tell you that he loves Ebonyi State and the people of the South East as a whole. He said he is a friend to Igbo people, and that all the accusations, insinuations and permutations are lies, calculated to create a bad feeling between him and Igbo people.
“He has assured that from the beginning, he has been a friend to the people of the South East and would remain your friend to the end,” he added.
Running down memory lane, Buhari said he had, in different fora, shown his readiness to truly reconcile with Igbo people, whose millions of kinsmen died in the 1967/1970 Nigeria-Biafra civil war, but, his approaches were rebuffed by the Igbo.
“During the course of our discussion, he took us down memory lane, which many people did not know. In 2002, when he made up his mind to join partisan politics, he invited Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to his hometown in Daura, and they spent several days together and talked about the problems of Nigeria with a view to finding solutions.
“At the end of that visit, he took Ojukwu to the home of the late Sadauna of Sokoto, Ahmadu Bello. That was the highest act of reconciliation. Those of you who are informed will know what Sir Bello represents in the politics of Northern Nigeria and the country as a whole.
“In 2003, Buhari picked an Igbo man, the late Chief Chuba Okadigbo, as his running mate. If he hated the Igbo the way we are being told today, I don’t think he would have picked an Igbo man. But our people refused to vote for him.
“In 2007, Buhari picked another Igbo man, Edwin Umezeoke, our people, again, refused to vote for him. In 2011, he came back to pick another Igbo man as his running mate, but they told him sorry sir, we are in bed with (Goodluck) Jonathan and the PDP; that we have no time for you. That was why he went elsewhere to pick somebody else.
“In 2015, we all know how it went. Our people carried their eggs in one basket and it crashed. But, instead of our leaders, governors, senators, ministers and others coming out to tell us the truth, they decided to deceive all of us. But we know the truth.
“Buhari loves the Igbo and he has continued to work to protect their interest. For example, in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011, they promised they would build the Second Niger Bridge, but failed. In 2015 when Buhari came to power, we went there and discovered there was no single trip of sand there. Right now, work is ongoing in the Second Niger Bridge,” he narrated.
Meanwhile, Ogah said the empowerment programme, which no fewer than 1,000 persons benefit from, is targeted at alleviating the plight of his people. 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
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Thu, 28 Dec 2017
by George Aluo The Confederation of African Football (CAF) , and other members of the continent's football 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Vitaly Mutko has stepped down as the chairman of next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia. The country's 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Nigeria's Henry Onyekuru is in danger of missing out on next year's World Cup after being ruled out 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Rilwan 'Real One' Oladosu, the rising lightweight boxing star, yesterday, won the N2.5 million cash 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
By Monica Iheakam Nigeria's sensational wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has been named 2017 history maker 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
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Thu, 28 Dec 2017
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Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has pledged to work with Finance Correspondents to ensure proper 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Nigerian Breweries Plc has been honoured for its outstanding performance in the Consumer Goods Sector 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja Green Energy International Limited, the operator of the Otakikpo marginal field 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
By Steve Agbota The Ogun State civil servants have been urged to explore the advantages of agribusiness 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
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Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The donation of products and cash to orphans, patients, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and prison 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the number of unemployed people in Nigeria will increase 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
From Tony John, Port Harcourt Operatives of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) deployed to Rumuji community 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
By Henry Umahi The implementation of security arrangement directed by the Inspector General of Police, 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
The United States (US) Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has presented Letters of Offer and Acceptance 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Orders evacuation of Nigerians in 38 days In a bid to stop the continuous exodus of some Nigerians 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has expressed delight over his choice as winner of The Sun Outstanding 

Thu, 28 Dec 2017
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