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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 DECEMBER, 2017].

Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 26 December, 2017.

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Christmas turned bloody yesterday for residents of Bwari Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In the incident, 10 persons were reportedly killed, churches and houses razed in the clash between Gwari and Hausa/Fulani, which started at about nine o’clock in the morning.

Residents told Daily Sun that the crisis began when Christians were attending the Christmas service, and were attacked by Fulani leading to the burning down of the ECWA Church in the area.

It was gathered that the crisis between the Fulani and the Gwari who are the indigenes of the area had been lingering for sometime and that the Fulani who had allegedly been planning to carry out the attack, decided to do so on Christmas Day.

But eyewitness accounts insisted that the clash was over an alleged murder of a native Gwari.

According to multiple eyewitnesses, the fight erupted following the appointment of a new traditional ruler by the Gwari. The Hausa youths, it was gathered, were said to be unhappy over the choice of the new traditional ruler and his designation as an emir.

An earlier face-off on Sunday night reportedly left a Gwari native dead. Angered by the alleged murder, armed youths in the area mobilised and launched a counter attack on Hausa/Fulani community.

During the counter attack, it was gathered that houses and small shops belonging to Hausa/Fulani settlers were set ablaze. Residents who could not take cover as at when the attack was launched, reportedly sustained different degrees of injuries.

One of the eyewitnesses said the settlers also launched their own attack on the major shopping plaza, opposite the headquarters of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The plaza, beside a new generation bank, was set ablaze by the angry Hausa mob.

Some shops in Bwari major market, belonging to natives, were also set ablaze by the irate Hausa youths.‎ According to eyewitnesses, while the attacks lasted, security agents were reportedly not within the area.

As at the time of filing in this report, security agents had already taken control of the area. Major streets and roads had been condoned off and also deserted.

But when contacted, media aide to FCT Minister, Mr. Abubakar Sani, told Daily Sun that a clash between two cult groups led to the fracas. He dismissed claims that the appointment of a native as a traditional ruler led to the face-off.

He revealed that the minister, Muhammad Bello, had already summoned an emergency security meeting with heads of security agencies in Abuja.

He said the minister was also expected to visit the area to assess the level of damage. It was unclear if a curfew would be declared to forestall another breakdown of law and order.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army deployed soldiers from the Guards Brigade to restore law and order while motorists using the route to Kaduna, Plateau and other states were advised to take alternative routes for their safety.
Tue, 26 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has described 2017 as a very tough year for Nigeria, but expressed optimism that 2018 will be a more prosperous year. 

The president made the remark yesterday when he received a delegation of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) residents, who paid him Christmas homage, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He, however, noted with delight that God had answered the prayers of Nigerians as the rainy season was good and farmers recorded bumper harvest across the country.

“It has been a tough year for Nigeria, and I hope next year will be a much more prosperous one.

“God listened to the majority of us; the rainy season was very good. I never knew that the people from Kano, who are more resourceful, used to go to my area and hire farms, this year, nobody hired farm, and nobody regretted it.

“And, again, the Governor of Sokoto State said all the people who registered early to perform last pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia were farmers. But he didn’t tell me if they took additional wives. 

“I am very pleased that people have gone back to the land with very good harvests,’’ he said. 

Buhari used the opportunity to commend religious leaders for partnering government in ensuring peaceful co-existence among the diverse ethno-religious groups in the country.

He said reports reaching him from security organisations across the country indicated that the religious leaders had been assisting the security agents in the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the society. 

“I thank you very much for coming, especially the religious leaders. 

“I am very pleased you are doing your best, from the intelligence I am getting, to make sure that people live as good neighbours and good Nigerians,’’ the president said.
Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Gunmen said to be armed to the teeth on Sunday evening stormed Kaduna family house of the embattled chairman of the dissolved Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, allegedly in search of cash and ammunitions.

According to some residents on Kano street, Kawo new extension, Kaduna where the house is located, some of the gunmen came in milltary uniform, while others were in mufti.

Kaduna State Spokesman, ASP Aliyu Mukhtar confirmed the incident.

He said, “We got a report from DPO Kawo rgarding the raid on Maina’s house. But we are yet to confirm whether they are really officials of EFCC. Investigation is on going”.

Eyewitness account said they came in a Hilux van loaded with many men with guns and stationed in front of the house. 

The gun wielding men were said to have begun surveillance of the area at 5PM till at 8PM when 

another car with plain clothes forced the gate open and drove into the compound.

At this juncture, they met a security guard by name Imrana Ahmadu and quickly handcuffed him, just as they forced him to take them round the 4-bed room flat.

Speaking with journalists, the 22-year old Ahmadu said the gun men continued to ask him whether the house belong to Maina.
 
He also said that the gunmen told him that they were sent by Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to carry out search on the house for alleged hidden arms and ammunitions.

The security guard said, “They came in military uniforms and Hilux van with another small car after they had forced the gate open around 8.PM. 
Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Gabriel Dike As the nation's 38th state university takes off on Sunday, January 7, 2018 with some new students, the Vice Chancellor of The Technical University (TECH-U), Ibadan, Prof. Ayobami Salami, has assured parents and stakeholders that its graduates will be hot cake in the labour market, especially in science, technology and engineering. Addressing... 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja The leadership of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), has alleged that Christians in northern Nigeria are denied opportunity to study professional courses in some state owned universities due to their religion. They also alleged that efforts of Christians to secure employment in certain areas or to have a successful career... 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Lawrence Enyoghasu Prof. Abdullahi Bala is the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, inaugurated as the seventh CEO of the university early this month. He spoke to The Education Reports on his vision for the institution. How did you feel when you got the news of your appointment as VC of FUT... 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Bianca Iboma Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the land regularization for all the landed property owned by the Lagos State University (LASU) that have been encroached on by illegal occupants, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh has said. Speaking at a stakeholder's meeting held recently at... 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Abdullahi Hassan, Zaria A 23-year-old Al- Amin Bashir Bugaje, from Katsina State emerged the best graduating student at the 2017 convocation of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.93. He got cash reward of N1m from the Chancellor of the university, Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred... 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State is to partner the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in research development, teaching, and learning. This was disclosed by the Director, Centre for Internationalization, Linkages, Advancement and Global Ranking, Dr. Afam Icha-Ituma who led a delegation from the university to the... 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Kemi Yesufu, Abuja Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara sponsored the bill to 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Neta Nwosu and Jet Stanley Madu The Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan Sea of Lagos, His Grace, 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka and Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has advised Rivers politicians, irrespective 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Free bus rides for fans By Monica Iheakam The much awaited boxing show, GOtv Boxing Night 13, holds 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
The President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) Habu Gumel has called on potential sponsors to 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Russian legislators have ruled to increase fines for resellers and counterfeiters of 2018 World Cup tickets 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Croatia legend, Robert Prosinecki, believes his country's current team possesses the quality to beat 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Stories by Omodele Adigun The Chairmman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Bank debtors in the country may soon undergo credit rating if hint from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Omodele Adigun In less than a week, this year will recede into history! However, Nigerians may not 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Adewale Sanyaolu The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has set a target of 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Chinenye Anuforo The Director General, of Debt Management Office (DMO), Ms. Patience Oniha, has said 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Louis Ibah Air Peace Limited says it has taken delivery of one of its newly acquired aircraft, a 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja Aside battling with the protracted fuel scarcity, Nigerians at the weekend also 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
US regulators temporarily suspended trading in an obscure digital currency company due to concerns that 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Opening a new bank account involves more than showing your picture ID and bringing a check or cash to 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Wole Balogun, Adorable Ekiti and Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
PDP,APC guber aspirants preach peace, love, unity From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure and Wole Balogun, 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Moshood Adebayo and Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, yesterday 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Sola Ojo,Kaduna AS people of Nindem village in Godogodo Chiefdom of Jenma'a Local Government 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi While the dust raised by the killing of two persons in Odonto community in 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari hasexpressed sadness over the death of 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
From Judex Okoro, Calabar, Paul Osuyi, Asaba andFemi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The long queues at filling 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo last week raised an important issue relating to journalism practice not 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Tayo Ogunbiyi A latest World Happiness Report (WHR) that rates 155 countries on the strength of their 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Simeon Mpamugoh The uniqueness of Temitope Balogun Joshua's crusades is anchored on the fact that 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Akintola Benson Oke Again on the myriad of challenges that governments face to make the most of human 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Turaki Adamu Hassan 'As I clock 50, what is uppermost to me, really, is not longevity, I want to 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Christine Onwuachumba Adaeze Ukamaka Ozongwu, president, Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
By Ali M Ali History was made on Friday, December 15, 2017 in Katagum emirate of Bauchi State. On that 

Tue, 26 Dec 2017
IT is heartening that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has decided to bring back the N500 billion export