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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [2ND JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for a second term in office in 2019.

The fiery Catholic priest, who gave the warning during his new year message at the Adoration ground in Enugu yesterday, said the warning came from God.

He said: “As I was waiting on the Lord, I’m asked to advise you, don’t come out for second tenure; after this, retire peacefully.”

Mbaka blamed the president for the numerous problems facing him and the country and said, “Mr. President you are the cause of your own problem.”

“God gave you an adviser, a wonderful mentor, a visionist, a matriarch, in the person of your wife, Aisha, but you don’t want to listen to her. That woman is heartbroken because she knows you are not yourself.

“Come back to yourself or you will cry by the time you will be sent out of office.Those who are encouraging you to come out and run again want to disgrace you shamefully and publicly.”

Mbaka also raised the alarm that President Buhari has been kidnapped by a powerful cabal, who he accused of enthroning great hardship on Nigerians.

He warned that except the president quickly sweeps away the cabal, the wind of change would blow him away with them.

He said God told him that Nigerians, who have been held captive, would be speedily rescued.

“Nigerians, things are very difficult and tough nowadays; the hardship is not from God, it is man made; the wicked cabals and satanic agents in this country have wickedly kidnapped the goodwill and good intentions of the president.
Tue, 02 Jan 2018
First son of Imo State Governor, Aham Okorocha, is currently receiving treatment at undisclosed hospital in London for yet-to-be disclosed ailment.

Afam was said to have been flown to London for treatment after he allegedly slumped during Christmas week.

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu confirmed this on Sunday, while explaining the absence of Governor Okorocha during the South East zonal meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in Ebonyi State. 

“I had informed Governor Okorocha of this meeting and he had promised to be here.

“The governor however, called me back days after our conversation to explain that his son had taken ill and he will be taking him to London for treatment, and, as such, would not be able to attend the meeting. We pray that his son recovers quickly.” 

A close source to the Imo State first family said Aham had suddenly taken ill and was immediately rushed to London for treatment, accompanied by the governor and his wife, Nkechi.

The source confirmed the conspicuous absence of Aham at Sunday’s thanksgiving by the first family of the state at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ogboko.

The source also said news from London indicated that Aham was responding to treatment, hence, the thanksgiving on Sunday.

Only recently, President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf also had an accident on a power bike in Abuja.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The convoy of Land Cruisers rattled down a dusty road near Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, plunging into the remote forest stronghold controlled by fighters from Boko Haram. If everything went to plan, they would arrive at the rendezvous point before 4 p.m.

Inside the trucks sat five captured fighters, freshly extracted from prison, the first piece of the government’s proposed bargain. In a separate vehicle, according to people involved in the deal, a security detail guarded Nigeria’s principal concession to the Islamist terror group, a black duffel bag containing €2 million in plastic-wrapped cash.

The journey had started under a drizzling rain in a town torched by insurgents and bombed by jets during a decade of war. Lookouts were charting their progress, the passengers assumed, and the road was notorious for improvised explosives. One misstep could derail months of planning.

The two men most responsible for engineering this moment had split up that afternoon. For nearly three years, they had roamed the world together, organising secret talks with Boko Haram. One of them was Zannah Mustapha, a former Nigerian barrister who had founded a school for orphans. He had listened to endless diatribes and broken up fights at the negotiating table. He had mourned when other deals collapsed in a hail of gunfire.

The other man was a Swiss government agent who had served as Mustapha’s partner and mentor during the talks. He monitored the scene from a staging ground a few kilometers behind. The man’s identity was such a closely guarded secret that even high-ranking Nigerians didn’t know his full name. As an operative for the Human Security Division, a little-known cog in Switzerland’s diplomatic machine, he preferred it that way.

Not far away, 82 young women cloaked in black veils stumbled through the tall grass toward the rendezvous point, flanked by masked militants with guns. Hours earlier, their captors had ordered them to pack their belongings and start walking. They weren’t told where. They had no idea they were the world’s most famous hostages.

Naomi Adamu had once been an ordinary student at the Chibok Government Secondary School. She was older than most of her classmates. She played soccer. She studied mathematics in her dormitory bunk bed. Now, as she shuffled through the wilderness at gunpoint after 1,102 days in captivity, her eyes were hollow, her skin drawn tightly over her cheekbones.

The Chibok schoolgirls carried only a few visible possessions: strips of colored cloth, flip-flops and small twigs for pinning their hair. Tied around Adamu’s waist, concealed from view, was something the men with guns didn’t know about—an article of defiance. It was a diary, one of the few surviving written records of the girls’ ordeal.

When the Red Cross convoy arrived at the rendezvous point, the drivers pulled to the side of the road. Hiding in the bushes and in branches of acacia trees, snipers were training their rifles.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Again, blood flowed freely in Rivers State yesterday in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state, as bandits shot dead 14 persons.

Daily Sun gathered that over 26 people were shot during the attack. While 14 persons died on the spot, 12 others were wounded and hospitalised in the city.

The number of casualties is expected to rise, as there are conflicting reports on the number of victims. Some sources said 14 died and another claimed they were 15. Yet another report has it that 16 persons lost their lives in the incident.

It was further gathered that the gunmen had attacked two different locations, Kirigani and Oboh axis of Aligwu community in Omoku, in a coordinated strike.

The killers, according to reports, opened fire on Christians returning from different churches at 12.20am after successfully crossing over to the New Year and killed the victims. 


 
The Rivers State Police Command has described the incident as unfortunate, adding that the culprits would be fished out and prosecuted.

Police Public Relations Officer for the state, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said police were aware of the incident, but could not ascertain the number of casualties as at the time of filing this report.


 
Omoni said: “I can confirm the incident but, at the moment, we cannot confirm the conflicting number of casualties. The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations and other tactical heads have been mobilised there to restore peace. 

“The Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, has launched a manhunt for the bandits to ensure they are arrested and prosecuted. When the DCP and the teams there conclude, we will know the total number of people involved.” 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
They demand Gov. Amosun to end rift with lecturers By Laide Raheem, Abeokuta What began as a peaceful protest by students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, to call the state government attention to their plights, on December 18, 2017, turned violent and almost bloody, as female student, said to be asthmatic, slumped when... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Bianca Iboma Pupils and workers of Dee Best Legacy Schools recently celebrated the school's 10th anniversary. The institute also used the occasion to evaluate its past activities while looking forward to how to consolidate on the gains of the past, especially with respect to qualitative education deploying Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Speaking during... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
It was celebration of academic excellence and philanthropy as Fortune Club International honoured outstanding beneficiaries of its scholarship initiative. Miss Bassey Bassey Etim, who graduated in First Class grade in Civil Engineering and Joseph Effiong Inyang, a Second Class Upper graduate in Petroleum Engineering, both from University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State were decorated by... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Abdullah Hassan, Zaria Until Prof. Sadiq Abubakar's appointment as Dean of School of Postgraduate Studies of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, in March 2017, he was pioneer Vice Chancellor Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri. He was also Director National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Services (NAERLS) He in this interview told The Education... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Gabriel Dike Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has said that the federal government and World Bank's critical interventions in some states known as 'Nigeria Partnership for Education Project (NIPEP) and the State Education Programme Investment Project' (SEPIP) have yielded positive results in addressing the twin issues of access and quality education delivery at... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
They demand Gov. Amosun to end rift with lecturers By Laide Raheem, Abeokuta What began as a peaceful protest by students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, to call the state government attention to their plights, on December 18, 2017, turned violent and almost bloody, as female student, said to be asthmatic, slumped when... 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has reiterated his commitment to producing 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo Ahead of the 2019 general election in the country, there are indications 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From WOLE BALOGUN, Ado Ekiti Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Affairs, Senator 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Dickson Okafor Senator Benjamin Uwajimogurepresenting Imo North Senatorial District in the National 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Joe Effiong, Uyo The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has denied the rumours that he 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Romanus Ugwu, and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed President 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will show 'respect' to Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah by allowing them 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By George Aluo Nigerian football legend and former Green Eagles shot stopper, Emmanuel Okala says he 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By George Aluo Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho's hope of playing regularly for Leicester 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Victor Moses, who has been ranked among the top five players in Africa by CAF and BBC will be named to 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Omodele Adigun As part of efforts to grow the economy, over N17 trillion budget expected to create 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Omodele Adigun The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) may be the Buhari administration's magic 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
To access the bank account of a deceased family member, friend, and benefactor, below is a step-by-step 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Omodele Adigun All the capital projects executed with borrowings by the Lagos government have so far 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Omodele Adigun Buoyed by the rising oil price at the world market, the country's external reserves 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Uche Usim, Abuja Forty-two firms are currently jostling for the contract to rehabilitate the Nigerian 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Louis Ibah The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), yesterday, dismissed allegations of buglers 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), yesterday, disclosed that it 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
By Sumaila Ogbaje The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thick dust haze conditions 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Following the incessant criminal activities on Nigerian waters, the Federal Government has approved the 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Okey Sampson, Aba Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has disclosed that 30 shoemakers from 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has read the riot act to criminals, 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Judex Okoro, Calabar Fire yesterday gutted a section ofIka-ka Oqua Market, popularly called 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,has declared that his administration 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Lagos State Government, yesterday announced plans to enforce partial restriction of movement for motorists 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari's New Year broadcast has been described as meaningless and lacking the benefit 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has warned civil servants not to allow 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Says service chiefs' tenure extension'll boost fight against Boko Haram From Molly Kilete, Abuja 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians to join the fight against drug abuse. Reacting 


Tue, 02 Jan 2018
I join my fellow citizens to welcome and celebrate the New Year 2018. This year promises to be pivotal 

Tue, 02 Jan 2018
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