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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 14 January, 2018.

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
The call on President Muhammadu Buhari by some Nigerians not to seek reelection in 2019 has been described as a major indication of the increasing anger by Nigerians against the president who was believed to have won the 2015 presidential election on the strength of the goodwill he enjoyed from Nigerians.

Although the president is yet to make an official pronouncement as far as the 2019 presidential election is concerned, analysts believe that some events in the last few months, particularly the re-appointment of the Minister of Transport and former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi as director of his 2019 presidential election campaign, is the strongest indication of the president’s second term ambition.

With the picture of the president coming out to seek a reelection in 2019 becoming clearer, some Nigerians in the last few weeks have openly called on the president to perish the idea, claiming that the massive goodwill, which ensured his victory in 2015 had waned drastically and replaced with resentments from Nigerians.

A legal practitioner, Ugwumadu Malachy, though contended that the claim of growing resentment against the president was subjective, he attributed the dwindling popularity of the President to the inability of his government to speedily address the challenges inherited from the previous administration.

“It is subjective to say there is a growing resentment against the president. You will recall that in 2015 there was high expectation arising from the abysmal failure of PDP-led government in the hand of Dr Goodluck Jonathan. That created a vacuum that needed to be filled and it was expected that Buhari would speedily address those challenges. That alone meant that the expectation was not just high, Nigerians were desperate to see it fulfilled instantaneously. The general disposition is that he has goodwill. That goodwill needed to be matched with actions and quickly. But he started dissipating the goodwill when he didn’t respond as speedily as the Nigerian people needed.


 
“The question is: do you begin to chastise a government that is taking its time particularly when they said they didn’t know that the looting of the treasury and the desecration of the system was that high? In a sense that is an indictment on them for making all the promises they made when they had not ascertained the detailed fact. A government that took six months to deal with just composition of government functionaries should have known that in the desperation of Nigerians that they didn’t have the luxury of time.”

Ugwuamadu, while noting that the economy determines the presence and functionality of a government in any society, said the failure of the government to fulfill its promises in the areas of job creation and security of lives and property of the people might have contributed to the anger in the country. “The economy is what determines whether a government is first in place and secondly, whether it is functional. Now from those two perspectives, you will recall the very serious promise about job creation and so on. All of those constitute the welfare of the Nigerian people.

“The second important element is security. The welfare of the people and security of lives are primary purpose of the government. The jobs are not trickling in as they claimed. Security wise, as they are plugging the holes in the North-east, the bubble are bursting almost simultaneously in other parts of the country. People are getting killed daily, allegedly by herdsmen and we are all romanticizing, without putting in actions in terms of deterrent and punishment for those perceived to have done that,” he said.

“And what is more? You just woke up one day and said there is no need for the restructuring of the country. That kind of statement is not sensitive. You might not personally believe in it just as some of us are convinced that some of the protagonists of restructuring don’t even mean what they are saying. But in actual sense of it, you need to listen to the reality of the Nigerian state,” Ugwumadu also pointed out.

He, however, expressed the view that the situation was not entirely hopeless and urged the President to sit up and assert himself. “People voted for Buhari because they saw integrity, they saw a strength of character, they saw determination to at least fix the collapsed structure and saw raw determination drawn from his antecedent to right the wrongs.

But when all these are not happening; jobs are lost in droves, lives are becoming short, brutish and  nasty, which precisely is what cost Jonathan his presidency arising from the incidence of Boko Haram, apart from his very weak position on corruption, people will begin to reconsider their options,” he said.

Also speaking on the development, a former presidential candidate, Dr Chekwas Okorie described the dwindling popularity of the president among Nigerians as a reflection of the suffering in the country. Okorie also identified the growing insecurity arising from killings in parts of the country as another reason for Nigerians’ resentment against the president.

“The anger on display is a reflection of the situation in the country.  Buhari came with a profile of integrity and uprightness. And during his inauguration, he gave everybody the hope that he was for everybody and was for nobody. But his administration, as you can see, has carried on with the highest degree of nepotism promoted by him.

“It is not a question of the most things going to the North; it is about the most things going to the Fulani of the North.  Aside that, the average Nigerian is suffering more than he had suffered before. There is so much anguish in the land and he doesn’t seem to bother about it. There have been suggestion everywhere on how things can get better but he doesn’t seem to care. Killings in Nigeria now can only be likened to what is happening in Rwanda. It is insulting and provocative to hear that he is going for a second term,” Okorie said.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Nigerians have risen in fiery and stout condemnation of the abominable sexual liaison that took place between a mother-in-law and her son-in-law in Nasarawa State, which eventually resulted in a pregnancy.

In a striking consensus of views, several Nigerians held the singular opinion that nothing must be done to tamper with the pregnancy, as doing so would amount to adding evil of murder to the sin of adultery.

The son-in-law (‘the man’) and mother-in-law (‘the woman’) were variously described with uncomplimentary epithets. The man was dismissed as a beast and he-goat that fully deserves to be castrated while the woman was described as a wanton Jezebel, wicked and wayward.

However, the principal victim in the sex-escapade, the wife of the man and daughter of the woman, was praised for demonstrating a forgiving spirit and her firm resolve not to dump the marriage.

Below, some of the respondents to the survey conducted by Sunday Sun speak more on the unfortunate incident.

CHIMA CHUKWUNYERE, chairman, Imo State Police Community Relations Committee.

First of all, it is on record that the woman (mother-in-law) and the son-in-law committed abomination. Whether it was the woman that seduced the son-in-law or the son-in-law that initiated it, the fact still remains that it was an abominable act, a gross iniquity. Now that their iniquitous and repeated sexual intercourse has resulted in a pregnancy, it is the responsibility of the three people involved, the man, the wife and the mother-in-law to sit down and decide what will be done with the child when he/she is born. I understand that the wife is still willing to continue with the marriage.

So the big question they should answer is this: will the child be put in a foster home, given up for adoption or the woman (mother-in-law) will raise the child with or without the support of the couple. The woman that is pregnant has a major role to play in the decision: what does she want to do with the baby to be born? Abortion is completely out of the question – it absolutely must not be mentioned or even whispered at all. Abortion is pure murder and nobody should suggest it at all. The pregnant woman must decide for herself how she will raise the child, if the man and the wife are kind enough to support her in doing this. If they say they will not support her, then the woman should go and bear the pains of raising the child. That is part of the financial, physical and psychological pains and sufferings she has to go through for sleeping with the son-in-law.


 
As far as I am concerned, you can call the woman a Jezebel. It is evident that the man is not a believer. The only thing one can say about the man is that he has a beastly nature. He is simply a beast. Any man without Christ has a beastly nature and it can manifest anytime. Such a person has no conscience. There are lots of men who do not know God, but their decency would not permit them to seek the nakedness of their mother-in-law not talk of going to bed with her as this man did. It was purely abominable.

The man’s wife should be given a price, an award, for saying that she wants to continue with the marriage. Based on the scriptural injunction in the bible, the woman has a right to divorce the husband – that would not be sin. Instead, what we find is a woman with a forgiving spirit, a woman with a large heart, despite all the insult of her own mother sleeping with the husband, and she is still willing to forgive and continue with the marriage. She needs an award. If the man realizes that he did an abominable thing and truly repents, and apologises to his wife, I believe that God will also forgive him. God will be glorified in the whole incident.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018
Otunba Gani Adams was yesterday installed as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III at Durba Stadium, ancient Oyo town, Oyo State.

Adams, who had been in seclusion since Wednesday evening till Saturday morning undergoing traditional rites, came to the venue of the swearing-in in white attire with a white cap, white pairs of shoes, red royal beads on neck and eyeglasses to match.    

     He arrived in company with his entourage to the warm embrace of monarchs from different parts of Yorubaland, including the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, Deji of Akure and Timi of Ede, among others.

  The installation ceremony kicked-off at 2p.m with the arrival of the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Following the initiation process, Alaafin pronounced Adams as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland and subsequently presented him with a staff symbolising the power of Sango (the god of thunder). Thereafter, gunshots rent the atmosphere at regular interval.

Alaafin later led the new Aare Ona Kakanfo to an enclave, where he was made to carry some white calabashes. As he carried each calabash, he pronounced blessings on the Yoruba race. And on each occasion, he mentioned the names of his predecessors from the first Aare Ona Kakanfo, Kokoro Ngangan of Iwoye Cotonou, to the last holder of the title, the late M.K.O. Abiola.

This was in the presence of other monarchs in attendance who assisted Alaafin to perform the initiation rites on Adams, which journalists were not allowed to cover.

Adams, in his acceptance speech, said the promotion of Yoruba culture and unity of Yoruba race would be his priority, promising to launch Aare Ona Kakanfo Foundation any time soon.  He also used the occasion to call on the Federal Government to attend to uncompleted federal roads in the South West, which include Ibadan-Ilorin Expressway, Lagos-Badagry Road, and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Elder statesman and former aviation minister in Nigeria’s First Republic, Chief Mbazulike Amechi has taken a critical look at some nagging national issues including killings perpetrated by the herdsmen in parts of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid, restructuring, the Igbo and their crave for equal treatment in the comity of Nigerian nation. He disapproves of President Buhari’s 2nd term bid, describing it as re-electing an analogue president in digital era. He also addressed some other issues of national importance. Excerpts:

Nigeria is witnessing  Killings here and there.  What can you say about this?

I wouldn’t call it total failure of the present administration. But there are things I can’t understand myself, as it were.

In the Southern Nigeria, when there is a problem, the Army is used to quell the problem, like one in the Rivers State.  There were killings, the military and State Security Service (SSS) had a joint operation and were said to have arrested a few people who were said to be responsible for the killings.

When the IPOB and MASSOB issues arose in the South-east, the military with armoured vehicles and highest military weapons were deployed to attack a private compound of somebody, Kanu and since then the young man has disappeared miraculously and the family has been crying out, saying they looted their property, and so on but the military had not said a word about that.  And nobody has said a word about that.

But when those so-called herdsmen who are of the same tribal origin as the President invaded in Benue State and Plateau States, in Enugu State even in the Christian area of Kaduna State, Zango Kataf area, we were told that the military was not invited but the police were sent to arrest and the next thing they would do is within 24 hours to charge them to court with a bailable offence in a place where they attacked and declared war on the Federal Government because people they attacked are citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  And the case will just die away like that.  So, it is difficult to know what is happening.

Who issues these military weapons to these herdsmen?  Who trains them on the use of the weapons?  I’m sure if they give you AK47 rifle today as a journalist, you won’t know how to use it unless you are taught how to use it.  That is it.  But these so-called herdsmen carry these weapons and they know how to use them.

They operate when people are dead in their sleep.  They attack, burn houses and kill people, men, women, and children.  And government is silent about it.  They will tell you they are sending the police to investigate and this happens mainly in the Christian parts of the country, in Taraba State, Benue State, in Ondo State, in Enugu State, in Southern Kaduna.  So, the President owes the country a serious explanation over these happenings.

One, who arms these people, who trains them on the use of the weapons and why are they so closely protected by government as they commit these heinous crimes.  That’s what I can say about that.

So, you are saying, Sir, that when it concerns the Igbo the President will take drastic measures but when it concerns his own people, he will treat the issue with kid’s gloves?

What I’m saying is when it concerns the Igbo, the entire Southern Nigeria, the President will use the military.  But when it concerns the so-called herdsmen who commit heinous crimes, the president uses the police to investigate, not even to do anything.  Look at the case in Plateau State.  Was any arrest made, Taraba State, Benue State, Enugu State and Ondo State?  Has anything serious in concrete terms been done about herdsmen attacks in those states?

Should President Buhari go for a second tenure in 2019 even as his party, other groups and individuals fan support for him?

First of all, I really can’t understand why the INEC is busy registering more political parties.  Must we have a hundred political parties in one country?  It is clear that two political parties are strong and are controlling substantial parts of this country – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).  So, instead of deregistering all these other mushroom things (political parties) the INEC is registering more political parties.  How many of these new political parties and some of the old ones have branches perhaps in more than one or two states and one or two rooms as offices with Abuja as headquarters?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018
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