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


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

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Many people are feared killed in fresh outbreak of communal violence in three villages in Adamawa state.
The clashes occurred yesterday in Lawaru, Dong and Kiken villages in Demsa and Numan Local Government areas.
 
Fleeing residents have told Daily Trust that the attack started at about 5 am when gunmen suspected to be herdsmen allegedly shot their way into Lawaru and Dong villages, before marching towards Kiken in Numan.
Tension had been building up in Numan and neighbouring areas  since 55 Fulani women and children were killed in  an attack on their settlements by suspected Bachama militiamen two weeks ago.‎ 

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Yesterday, a Bachama man interviewed by our reporter on telephone ‎ said the attackers had burnt down three villages inhabited by his tribesmen and killed several persons.
“Fulani herdsmen burnt down Lawuro and Dong and are currently in Kikan, the attack started in the morning but up to this moment, there is no security personnel in the villages. They killed people but we don’t know how many “, he said.
The North East leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Mafindi Danburan, in an interview with our reporter dissociated his members from the attack, saying the group had always preached peaceful coexistence.
Residents of Numan and adjoining villages have remained indoors following the deployment of troops to tame the violent confrontation between the two groups.

Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris has ordered an immediate re-organisation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) following public outcry over conducts of the operatives.
The Force Public Relations Officer (PRO) Jimoh Moshood disclosed this in a statement in Abuja yesterday.


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He said, “The IGP has directed the immediate re-organization of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) nationwide and instant investigation into all the allegations, complaints and infractions leveled against the personnel of the Special Anti Robbery Squad across the country by the IGP X-Squad of the Force.”
Moshood said, in the new arrangement, a Commissioner of Police is now the overall head of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja.
“The Police Zonal Commands, State Commands and Divisions will continue to operate anti-crime units/sections, crime prevention and control squads and teams imperative to prevent and detect crimes and criminalities in their Area of Responsibilities, and other crack squads necessary to sustain law and order and protection of life and properties in their Area of responsibilities (AOR).
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
A six-year-old victim of Boko Haram attacks, Ali Ahmadu, yesterday returned to the country after a successful surgery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Ahmadu was flown to Dubai on September 10 by the GIPLC, a non-governmental organisation that coordinated the appeal for help to enable the young boy walk again, after he was attacked and maimed by insurgents.


 
Dickens Sanomi Foundation provided N17 million for the hospital fees as well as transportation and other services in Dubai. The boy returned to Abuja aboard an Ethiopian airline accompanied by his aunt, and Nuhu Kwajafa, the coordinator of GIPLC, who were with him during treatment and rehabilitation.
Goodluck Hayi, an official of the foundation, who received Ahmadu at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, told journalists that the foundation will be working with Ali’s family through GIPLC to support his post-surgery life.
“I am authorised to announce that an educational scholarship will be provided for Ali until he gets to University by the Taleveras Foundation,” he said.
“About three months ago, we all witnessed at the same airport Ali Ahmadu being taken away on a wheelchair, today to the Glory of God we are here to receive Ali Ahmadu, walking handsomely into our arms,” Hayi said. 

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has said that northern traditional rulers will never call on anybody to take up arms for any reason, saying failure of government led to insecurity in the country. 
Speaking at the 3rd General Assembly of the Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council yesterday in Kaduna, the Sultan who is the chairman of the council said if the various governments woke up to their responsibility, insecurity would be a thing of the past. 


 
The Sultan said, “We will never call on anybody to take up arms. As a Fulani leader, I am the leader of Fulanis in this country and in the West African sub region. I will never call on any Fulani to pick up arm to kill anybody. Those people picking up arms and killing people are criminals and whoever you are, whether you are Igbo, Hausa , Yoruba or Fulani, you have no right to take up arms and kill anybody. “

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He said such thing happening was a failure of government to wake up to its responsibility
In his goodwill message, the Chairman, Enugu state Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu said, “The presence of rulers from the southern part is demonstration of the need for a one Nigeria…His eminence has always been noble, transparent and outspoken in our sense of this country. I believe if the leaders of this country listen to his advice, we will have less problems.”
The Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i who was represented by his deputy, Architect Bala Bantex said government would guarantee peace, security and stability in the various communities as its primary responsibility. 


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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The inauguration of the Audit Committee on Recovery and Management of Stolen Assets within and outside the country by President Muhammadu Buhari last week helped to put allay Nigerians fears that the assets are scattered, not coordinated and are therefore not properly accounted for. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Truck Transit Parks [TTP] project planned by the Nigeria Shippers Council [NSC] is estimated to cost N4. 

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The death last Sunday, November 19, 2017 of Dr. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The week-long political stalemate in Zimbabwe finally cleared yesterday with the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the country first as prime minister and later as president since its independence from British colonial/White settler rule in 1980.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The National Coordinator of Yoruba Youth Alliance, Chief Jackson Lekan Ojo, has said ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar remains the best bet of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for winning the 2019 presidential election. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has warned that more party leaders may leave the ruling party after the exit of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. 

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that it will not give ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar automatic ticket to contest for the presidency, saying he has to follow all the laid down procedures to win the ticket. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
A former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP and chairmanship aspirant in Saturdays national convention, Chief Olabode George, has charged the leadership of the party to strive to get it right during the forthcoming convention. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday inaugurated the National Planning Committee to conduct its Dec. 9 national convention. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has barred former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and ex-governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido from using next Saturday's convention venue for campaigns and display of posters and banners. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The Movement for the Actualization of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari, to forget about his aspiration for re-election, saying Nigeria would disintegrate before 2019.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
In mid-July, the Federal Government announced plans to revamp 10,000 primary healthcare centres across the country to provide quality health service delivery, particularly to rural dwellers. 

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
While school teachers are part of the essence of moulding the nations future leaders, the activities of some especially, those sexually molesting the students under their tutelage is increasing and worrisome. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
This reporter had to be introduced as an NGO worker helping children and women to get her to agree to a meeting. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
This festival always has a loud theme, and this years, This f-word, sounded louder and feminist.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
About 6,500 participants are expected to be in Bauchi for the Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA). 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
About 2490 students from the 104 Federal Government Colleges in the country are in Jos for the 14th Edition of the Federal Government Colleges Games (FEDCOL). 

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017
The minister of state for Education, Professor Anthony Gozie Anwukah has said the reason why the Federal Ministry of Education has been organising the Federal Government Colleges Games was its understanding on the roles of sport in the mental development of students towards better academic performances and healthy living. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick is confident that mental strength, self belief and youthfulness will serve the Super Eagles well at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year summer. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
Russia has no plan to boycott the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) imposes restrictions on the countrys participation, the Kremlin said on Monday. 
Tue, 05 Dec 2017
About 6,500 participants are expected to be in Bauchi for the Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA).


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