NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 9th December, 2017.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Newly elected national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said the party was battle-ready to take back power in 2019. He told President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to start preparing their handover notes.

In his acceptance speech after taking his oath of office, Secondus said the immediate task confronting the PDP was to save the country from the “clueless and rudderless” leadership of the APC, starting from the presidency.

“It is crystal clear to all Nigerians that APC is not a political party, but a body hurriedly assembled to seize power without a clear-cut plan for governance,” Secondus said.
 
He declared that the newly constituted National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP had a clear and  and unambiguous mandate to return the party to power in 2019, noting, however, that though it may seem Herculean, the mandate was achievable.

“Let me assure you, great members and leaders of our party, that by the grace of God and with all hands on deck, the brief tenancy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aso Rock Villa expires on May 28, 2019. By this, we serve them a quit notice,” he stated as he extended a hand of fellowship to all those who contested against him.

Responding to Secondus’ comments, the APC, through a statement signed by its national spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi, mocked the PDP, saying the party’s convention was flawed and full of irregularities.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who recently created a novel Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment in the state, has said majority of Nigerians are not happy.

He said  89 per cent of Nigerians are not happy in the real sense of the word happiness. He noted that only four per cent per cent are really happy to some extent, while seven per cent might claim to be happy, adding that the vital aspect of human existence which is happiness must be addressed.

 Okorocha, who made the claims at the weekend when officers of the Nigeria Airforce, led by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, AVM Sampson Akpasa, visited him at the Government House, stressed that agitations, insurgency, hate-speeches and so on, come up when people are not happy.

“One thing is certain, if you can observe, recently, the level of crisis and agitations are on the increase in the nooks and crannies of the society. While we fight insurgence, I would want to advise we also go deep down to find the root cause of the agitation.

“Agitation comes up when people are not happy, and the whole essence of life is to be happy. For this reason, I advice that the Airforce, too, just like what I have done recently, which most people didn’t understand, should create a department for happiness and purpose fulfilment.

“This will help to address the need of even junior officers, who may have some forms of dissatisfaction in the discharge of their duties. Sometimes, you may think they are happy when they are not, and this sabotages the efforts of the Federal Government.

‘This is what has given rise to hate-speeches and people becoming indolent and not wanting to contribute positively to the development of their country. So, you will notice that about 89 per cent of Nigerians are not happy, seven per cent claim to be happy and about four per cent are really happy to some extent. So, this vital aspect of human existence, which is happiness, must be addressed.

“In Imo State, we have decided to take the bull by the horn by introducing that very important Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment. We are starting with children in secondary schools, in order to catch them young and guide them to what they wish to be in life. So, I urge the Airforce to emulate what we are doing in Imo State, to let everyone have a sense of belonging,” he stated.

However, he commended the Air Force for its good work, especially in the fight against insurgency and currently in its effort with other security agencies to restore peace in Numan.

 “I also want to thank you for your efforts in bringing Regiment 211 to Imo State. In appreciation, we have donated a 200–bed hospital to the Nigerian Airforce. This morning, I spoke to the Chief of Airforce about our intention to donate to them the school for training of electricians and artisans of the Airforce. You are doing a wonderful job.”

Earlier, in his speech, Air Vice Marshal Akpasa Sampson, told the governor that the force brought good tidings from the Federal Government to the government and good people of Imo State. He commended the governor for the tremendous transformation his administration has recorded in the state.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
BARELY 48 hours after the national convention of the Peoples Democrat- ic Party (PDP), the party’s kidnapped chairman of the Plateau State chapter and former Minister of Sports, Mr. Damishi Sango, has regained free- dom.

Sango, his son and three others were kidnapped on Thursday on their way to Abuja ahead of the PDP convention.

The Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the state, Mr. John Akans, said the chairman and others were freed yes- terday evening.

He said the freed victims were in Abuja at the time of going to press.

Sango and others were kidnapped in Jere village, Kaduna State at about 7pm. Others kidnapped with him were his son, a chieftain of the party, Chief Emmanuel Mangni, a driver, police orderly and one other person.

Secretary of the party, Hon. Em- manuel Tuang, had disclosed at the party’s secretariat in Jos last week. “we finished a meeting of the State Working Committee of the party at about 1pm on Wednesday and he left for Abuja in preparation for the PDP convention coming up on Saturday and we spoke with him at about 3 pm.

“When the Personal Assistance to the chairman called, the mobile phone of the son, who was in the vehi-

cle, to find out if they had arrived Abuja, the DPO of Jere police division picked the call and said the phone was found inside an aban- doned SUV parked along the road and they suspected that the occu- pants had been kidnapped.”

State Publicity Secretary of the party, John Akans, said the chair- man was travelling to book hotel accommodation for delegates ahead of the Saturday PDP con- vention in Abuja.

Kaduna State Police Command Spokesman, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu said: “The command has deployed anti-kidnapping squad to comb the area in order to rescue the victim.

Former Commissioner of Finance, Davou Mang and PDP sup- porters stormed the PDP secretar iat in Jos at about 7am, expressing grief over the sad incident.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Igbo Youth Movement (IYM) has declared that the  agitation for secession is not over.

Leader of the group and deputy secretary of Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT), Evang Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, who made the declaration, also said the belief that certain elders have helped quench the restructuring gale is false.

A statement signed by Ugochukwu-Uko, who is also the secretary of Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) read: “Yes, a military invasion was carried out in the second week of September in Afaraukwu. A huge propaganda onslaught was unleashed. Yes, agitators were declared terrorists and also proscribed.

Yes, people in certain quarters clinked champagne glasses and congratulated themselves. They mocked the angry youths and said their agents amongst our people had helped them, as usual, put down the agitations.

But nothing could be further from the truth. No matter the conspiracies in high quarters, no matter the complicity of the so called leaders to paralyse the demand for restructuring, and by extension, ensure the sustenance of the unjust status quo, the truth is, resources deployed to save the status quo, by attempting to crush the agitation to restructure Nigeria, is a wasted effort.

“Branding oppressed frustrated youths terrorists and proscribing them without addressing the real cause of their anger, which is the wicked structure of unitary Nigeria and the evil 1999 military constitution, is treating the symptoms of a disease without addressing the virus responsible for the disease. Ninety-nine per cent of the youths of eastern region are angry with Nigeria. Proscribing them or branding them terrorists will never solve the problem.”
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
From Gyang Bere, Jos RESIDENTS of Plateau State were Thrown into mourning at the weekend when hoodlums 
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
From Fred Itua, Abuja Senator Ali Ndume was suspended by the upper legislative chamber of the National 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Former Director General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), Patrick 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Arye Ayiiteh, contender for the West African Boxing Union (WABU) middleweight title, has vowed to dethrone 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Bayelsa state would this week (December 13) bubble with a first of it's kind sports submit to be held 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has applauded the performance of the country's beach soccer 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
In yet another marker of the growing influence and visibility of Nigeria in global football administration, 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The Argentina 2018 Modern Pentathlon Youth Olympic Games qualifiers and the Senior African Championship 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Isaac Anumihe and Doris Obinna Managing Director of Pharmatex Industries, Prince Christopher Obiora 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Chinenye Anuforo and Chinwendu Obienyi Barely six years after the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Chief Mrs. Onikepo Akande, has restated the 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
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Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Indications emerged that Nigeria is expecting more than N240 billion as revenue from the sale of cocoa 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Commodity index for November 22 ' 29, 2017 released by Novus Agro Nigeria for select markets across 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Bimbola Oyesola Looking good is good business, is a common parlance, which simply means a man or woman 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), has called on the Federal Government to expand access to 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Stories by Charles Nwaoguji Nigeria could generate over $8 billion from enzymes for industrial use, if 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Stories by Adewale Sanyaolu The move by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to spend about 



Mon, 11 Dec 2017
From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has approved the suspension 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
There's no time for honeymoon, says Ekweremadu Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar hasadvised 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
From Fred Itua, Abuja Following travel alerts issued by some foreign diplomatic institutions to their 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Mr. Ayodele Ojo, a 2016 runner-up, has won the 2017 Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Reporting award 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Ckuwudi Nweje Head of the Centre for Anti-corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), Debo Adeniran, has 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
FOR the first time in the annals of governorship elections in the South East, the November 18, 2017, 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
On behalf of members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), I dedicate 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Nnamdi Odumody ONE of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is the provision of quality 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Sunday Saanu He came in at a very turbulent time; at a time when the country was about to experience 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By UZODINMA NWALA The day was Thursday, August 13, 1998. The setting was a meeting of the nascent People's 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Sanni, Stanbic IBTC boss Corporate Social Investment is deployed by businesses to help impact their 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
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Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Dufil Prima Foods is one of Nigera's biggest players in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) segment, 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
By Omodele Adigun Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)can be described asa potenttoolfor economic 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
After many years of legal tussles and protracted negotiations, the Swiss authorities have finally signed 
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