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


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

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has succumbed to pressure by state governors and has instructed that 50 per cent balance of the Paris Club Debt refund be paid to them.

This was even as the governors have agreed to deploy the refund to pay workers’ salaries,  in time for the yuletide celebrations. 
The governor, however, said they would clear the arrears, on the condition that the refund gets to them before the yueltide.

The presidnet gave the payment directive, yesterday, during a meeting with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
 
The governors were led to the meeting, which held at the Presidential Villa, by the ir Chairman and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, who briefed State House Correspondents after the closed-door meeting, also confirmed the president’s directive.
 
The governors had, in October, demanded the release of the remaining balance of the Paris Club refund by November, to enable them include it in their 2018 budget appropriation.

Yari had led seven of the governors to meet with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in October.

Those in the October delegation were  Governors Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom representing South South, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, representing  North West, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, representing North Central, deputy governor of Ebonyi, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe representing South East, Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi, representing North East, and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, representing South West. 

Okorocha siad: “It was a brief meeting between the governors and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The discussion centred on Paris Club refund basically. It is the end of the year and the president has expressed the need to ensure that every Nigerian, especially the workers, have a beautiful Christmas and the issue of outstanding Paris club was discussed and that was taken care of, to ensure that workers in various states and everywhere in the country get to celebrate Christmas.

“We also seized the opportunity to review our working relationship with the president, from the states, and we found out that we are in harmony.

“There is no difference between us and the president. Everybody seems to be happy working together. But, particularly, we commended the president for getting Nigeria out of recession, within such a short time. We commended Mr. President and everybody left quite happy.

“We are looking at getting the balance of Paris Club refund thrashed out once and for all.

“We also made a request for Mr. President’s approval that the balance should form part of our 2018 budget because we can’t include it until we are sure that the money is coming. That was also sorted out.

“So, as it is now, the issue of workers took the centre stage and Mr. President was concerned about those who depend on their salaries, to feed their families and pay their house rent and he had the assurance from the governors that we will meet up those obligations. It was emphasised that states and federal governments must work together to get Nigeria out of its present economic predicament to make Nigeria a better society for all of us.”

Asked if all salary arrears will be cleared by each state before Christmas, Okorocha said, “Yes, with the Paris Club coming, every worker should enjoy his/her Christmas. I made it clear.”
Tue, 28 Nov 2017

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President Muhammadu Buhari publicly expressed his sympathies to National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, over the exit of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, from the party.

Yesterday, Buhari told Odigie-Oyegun, who joined top government officials at the venue of the inauguration of the National Minimum Wage Committee, led by former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Ama Pepple, “accept my sympathy for losing a senior member of your party.”


 
The president said this to Oyegun while acknowledging dignitaries who attended the event, ahead of his formal remarks on the occasion.

Although the president did not mention Atiku by name, it was obvious he was referring to the former VP who publicly announced his resignation from the APC, last Friday. The former vice president, alongside others, contested for the party’s presidential ticket in 2014, ahead of the  2015 general elections. He, like other contestants, lost to Buhari.
 
Atiku came distant third behind Buhari and a former Kano State governor, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso.

The presidency has been quiet on  Atiku’s exit since the news broke last Friday. Before making his position public on Friday, Atiku had  resigned from the APC on October 18, 2017. In his resignation letter, the former vice president said he left the APC because he could not “reconcile” himself with the ruling party’s dismal performance.

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), has accused private school operators of being cog in the wheel of progress, as regards the eradication of unqualified teachers in the profession. The Council said that private school operators are the highest employer of unregistered and unqualified teachers, contrary to federal government directive that... 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Jet Stanley Madu Learning how to adapt to difficult changing life situations is daunting. It is more tasking especially, for a young school girl who has to transmute from a life of wholesomeness to unwholesomeness. This is the fate of Miss Chidera Enwere when life dealt a harsh blow on her and her education.... 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Zika Bobby Igbo socio-cultural group, Igboekulie is partnering with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), in the selection of winning candidates and schools that will be rewarded as the best Nigerian students in Igbo Language. The award which it plans to be an annual event is tagged 'Asusu Igbo Amaka' (Igbo Language is so... 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
As Jessey 13-year-old is junior category champion By Gabriel Dike Sixteen-year-old student of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Munachi Ernest-Eze has made history and also set new record in the Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition as he emerged winner in the senior category at the finals held in Lagos. In the 2015 Cowbellpedia Mathematics competition, Munachi representing... 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From OKEY SAMPSON, Aba The easiest way of developing a community is to site a school within its environment. Many rural communities which could not have been heard of are today household names even hundreds of kilometres away. Eke-Owerri, a rustic and sleepy community in the northern fringes of Obingwa Local Government of Abia State,... 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Gabriel Dike The 37st Annual National conference of Philosophers of Education Association of Nigeria (PEAN) was an opportunity for members and stakeholders to examine the existing gaps in the nation's education curriculum and made recommendations on how to address it. The three-day conference held at the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, attracted the... 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has denied speculations 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From John Adams, Minna The frosty relationship between the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Okwe Obi, Abuja Alhaji Mohammed Shittu is the chairman of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Gyang Bere, Jos Member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency of Plateau State in 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Magnus Onyibe Unlike President Buhari who made promises that are realizable to the long suffering 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Chuks Onuoha, Umuahia The Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide (OYC), said it hasendorsed Governors 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka First son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Chief Emeka Ojukwu Jnr, 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Shops for N2bn for World Cup By Monica Iheakam The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has extended 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Nigeria Football Federationon Mondayin Lagos launched a short code *1945# which 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru is praying for a favourable draw for the team ahead of Friday's 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Eagles, Rohr shortlisted for National Team, Coach Of The Year Awards Nigeria and Chelsea of England 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
French Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco have announced the appointment of former Nigeria international Michael 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
FIFA President Gianni Infantino vowed on Monday to crack down hard on racist incidents when Russia hosts 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Joe Apu A total of 20 Nigerians have been formally certified by the world basketball ruling body, 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Adewale Sanyaolu The Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Omodele Adigun The global rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has awarded its final rating of 'B+ 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
International bankers and economists have sounded a warning about the mega risks involved in embracing 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Magnus Eze, Abuja Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Ishaq Modibbo 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Omodele Adigun Both the federal and state governments should look inwards on how to develop new products 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
In modern times, the card usage is gradually replacing cash transactions to a big level at least in urban 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
A derivative is a financial contract which derives its value from one or more underlying assets. The 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Job Osazuwa The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that the Federal Government would 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The Federal Government has allotted N256.23 million in its November 2019 and 2020 savings bond sales, 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Steve Agbota The new code adopted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), known 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has requested the House of Assembly's 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Three people were killed yesterday evening, following a gas explosion at 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Saraki seeks courage, selflessness from Nigerian leaders From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Governor of Kwara 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has now devised a clear 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Fred Itua, Abuja Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Group Managing Director 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Mulls sending aircraft for stranded Nigerians From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Federal Government has 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is already in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned arecent application 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Says, 'I saw hell' From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Libya returnee and father of five, Mr. Sylvester 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The admission made by the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, when he appeared before 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By F. E. Ogbimi The passage, Ecclesiastes 1: 9-11, 18: said, 'What has happened before will happen 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By INWALOMHE DONALD THERE has hardly been any month that the critics of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Michael Jegede THE November 18, 2017 Anambra State governorship election has come and gone. Incumbent 


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Tue, 28 Nov 2017
From Peter Ogbonna Eze, Beijing Universities are institutions of learning and research. They honour 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
By Christine Onwuachumba Doda Interiors is one of the upmarket carpentry and interior decoration firms 

Tue, 28 Nov 2017
The youth, women connection From Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse Recently, the Senate decried the rate of drug 

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