NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 12 December, 2017.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
A fresh twist was yesterday introduced to the crisis rocking the recent review of 1959 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration as the Ibadan Council of Obas issued a notice of dethronement to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I.

The Ibadan Council of Obas said they gave a 21-day ultimatum to Oba Adetunji to reconcile his activities with the provisions of the Olubadan Chieftaincy Review, otherwise they will pass a vote of no confidence in him.

The traditional rulers, who also form the kingmakers of Ibadanland, issued the ultimatum at a press conference held at the Mapo Hall, Ibadan, which was addressed by Otun Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, who is the next in rank to Olubadan.

But, the Osi Olubadan, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, who was also against the review of the Olubadan chieftaincy declaration, was not at the press conference.

Balogun accused Olubadan of acts unbecoming of his office as the paramount ruler of Ibadan, alleging further that the monarch had flouted the provisions of the Cchieftaincy Law.

According to them, Oba Adetunji has allegedly been taking unilateral decisions and purportedly promoting civil disorder in the city.

The Ibadan Council of Obas also accused the two wives of Oba Adetunji, of misleading the monarch, thereby, causing embarrassment to the palace withtheir alleged excesses.

Oba Balogun said: “Olubadan-in-Council meetings are not conducted the way they ought to be. Oloris were still attending meetings with us and contributing, dictating, attacking which resulted to abuses and curses on the high chiefs. The appointment of Baales and Mogajis are not in compliance with proper set up rules and standards.

“Apart from the monetary scandals of which Kabiyesi is yet to refrain, a new Olubadan-in-Council is inside Popoyemoja palace consisting of Olubadan, the Oloris and personal assistant to Olubadan (Tairu), who decide from time to time who is to be Baale or Mogaji and will only send hearing notice of meeting and agenda to the real members of Olubadan-in-Council on Saturday  preceding the installation date on Monday.

“This leaves no time for protest, and any attempt to protest on Monday is fruitless as Kabiyesi believes he is not challengeable.

“The Olubadan, Oba Adetunji, has since after the inauguration of the Beaded Crown Obas in Ibadan, cultivated himself to misbehave by engaging in acts  capable of causing civil disorder, by parading himself about with some unscrupulous Mogajis in Ibadanland, inciting people to rise against the legitimate administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

“This is a serious offence.We, the Ibadan Council of Obas, can pass a vote of no confidence on him; afterall, we, as kingmakers, nominated and appointed him for confirmation and approval by the executive governor. We can also call for his removal.

“We are, by this conference, giving His Imperial Majesty 21 days ultimatum to change his style now and work for the improvement of Ibadan, rather than disorderliness.”

Governor Abiola Ajimobi had, in May 2017, set up a judicial commission of inquiry, headed by Justice Akintunde Boade that reviewed the Olubadan chieftaincy declaration. The panel submitted its reports in August and recommended that the 11 members of the Olubadan-in-Council be upgraded to beaded crown wearing monarchs.
 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Former Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has said the South-west geo-political has not lost out in the party in spite of its inability to produce the national chairman.

“No part of this country should feel they have lost anything. If you don’t get one thing, you will get another thing. What we want is the government, because that is where every part of this country will be adequately accommodated,” Makarfi said.

Five candidates from the region had withdrawn from the race and adopted Tunde Adeniran as their consensus candidate. Adeniran later emerged second in the exercise with 231 votes behind Secondus who polled 2,000 votes.

Makarfi, however, identified failure to reach a compromise and agree on consensus candidate for the zone’s woes. He also said a “damaging campaign” engineered by an unnamed individual rubbed off negatively on the region.

“For the South-west, it was at the convention venue that they resolved on a consensus candidate. And even then, another candidate came to the state box and met the leaders and said, look, they never resolved, that he was still in the race. So, it was a total confusion,” he said.

“Somebody signs on behalf of other candidates and say, ‘we now have a consensus candidate and please support him’ and another went round and saying ‘no, we don’t have a consensus candidate.”

He, however, did not say who that individual was.

“The whole issue of the South-west was its inability to put itself in order in good time. And then allowing some characters that cannot stand up in terms of credibility to occupy the political and media landscape; all kinds of abuses,” Makarfi said.

Makarfi also denied allegation that the convention was marred by a ‘unity list’ insisting that, “nobody foisted anything like unity list on delegates.  “Nobody had a list going to the polling unit. Every delegate had his ballot paper and at each polling unit, names of those standing for the election were there. And delegates look at that and made their choice.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Newly elected chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus formally assumed duties at the party’s national secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, yesterday.

He said the main agenda of the new leadership under his watch is to rebuild the PDP and lead it to victory in the 2019 general elections.

Speaking after a brief handing over ceremony, Secondus said the new National Working Committee (NWC) would work hard to take the party to a new height.

He reiterated the readiness of the opposition party to regain power from the All Progressives Congress (APC), so as to rebuild the country, which he said has been broken by the ruling party.

“We know that the APC and their government are broken. They are running a broken government. We need to rescue our nation from their hands to rebuild our country once more.

“We will never be distracted by the ruling party and their false propaganda. Nigerians know the truth now that all they have been saying in the last two years are mere lies.

“Nigerians can no longer be fooled by false propaganda. They will hear the truth and the truth will save the country, not by false propaganda.” He said there was no victor or vanquished in the contest for various positions at the party convention held last weekend in Abuja.

According to him, the new leadership has started reaching out to all those who lost out in a bid to serve the party.

“Our first assignment will be to bring all and sundry together, that is reconciliation. We reassure leaders of our party, especially those who contested this election. We have already started work and by the grace of God, it will be productive. We promise to rebuild the party to regain the lost grounds. That will start today. The gates of the party had been thrown open to all Nigerians to come in, there is no more barrier,” he said.

To pacify its members who may have felt aggrieved over the outcome of the national convention, the post convention Reconcilation Committee is set to begin work.

Chairman of the committee and Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson said yesterday in Abuja that the committee will soon commence visitation to aggrevied aspirants and other party  leaders, who have reservation with the outcome of the  convention.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Non-academic staff flex muscles over N23b allowance sharing formula By Gabriel Dike Industrial actions have continued to stalk Nigerian universities. And the pandemic moves from one shape, name and coloration to the other. By the time the government blocks one resentment from one labour union, another breaks the dam wall and causes another leakage... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja Ex-students of the Queen of the Rosary College (QRC), Onitsha, Anambra State recently gathered in Abuja to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the school, which they said was fundamental to their success story, academically and otherwise. The occasion was an opportunity for QRC alumni to discuss issues that concern students' and... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja Brickhall School Abuja has lent its support to the message of peace and unity of Nigeria. To cause the message create an impact, the school recently held its 2017 Heritage Day to mark the Nigeria's 57th independence day anniversary. The Heritage Day, the school said, was conceived to intimate the children... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Non-academic staff flex muscles over N23b allowance sharing formula By Gabriel Dike Industrial actions have continued to stalk Nigerian universities. And the pandemic moves from one shape, name and coloration to the other. By the time the government blocks one resentment from one labour union, another breaks the dam wall and causes another leakage... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja Ifeanyi Enukorah is a British certified teacher trainer. He has been presenting and facilitating workshop since 2005 to audiences in South Africa, Kenya and other countries of the world. In this interview, he explained the need for improved condition of service of teachers in Nigeria. You have had memorable experience in... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja Catholic University of Nigeria otherwise, Veritas University, has set a minimum standard for 103 students that successfully completed their academic programmes and were graduated at the sixth convocation ceremony held in Abuja. Visitor to the school, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, told the fresh graduates at the convocation that the least their... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Magnus Eze, Abuja Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has condemned the continuous victimization of some of its members by the authorities of the University of Abuja and the alleged plan to hand over staff school of the university to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB). The association accused... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Gabriel Dike In its bid to promote academic excellence among school pupils, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has rewarded three secondary schools in Katsina State for their students' outstanding performance in the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The presentation was made at the annual meeting of the Nigeria National Committee... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Lions Quest Nigeria, implementer of Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence a programme of the Lions Clubs International recently trained 145 secondary school teachers in Lagos and Ogun states. Lions Quest is a life skills and prevention programme. It teaches young people skills necessary for everyday success such as learning to accept responsibilities, setting goals for... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Apparently taking a critical look at the state of the nation, almost three years into President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, former governor of old Kaduna State and National Chairman of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, yesterday said the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) rode to power on the back... 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Apparently taking a critical look at the state of the nation, almost three years 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Director General of Voice of Nigeria and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Tony Udemba The All Progressives Congress led federal government has been urged to embrace 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Tunde Olofintila The world over and across all cultures, the establishment of universities has been 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Kemi Yesufu, Abuja With President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill, all eyes 


Tue, 12 Dec 2017
As Poland picks Nigeria ahead of Ghana By Emma Jemegah Former USA head coach and Germany World Cup 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Opening day of the 2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Pre-Season Invitational in Kano recorded 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Monica Iheakam Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has claimed that his team will 'have to be at 120% 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is aiming to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after extending 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Omodele Adigun JUST at the weekend, the Bankers' Committee and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Chinyere Anyanwu The need for the proper reporting of contemporary taxation issues and use 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it's possible for anyone to 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Crowdfunding is a thrilling prospect. Connecting potential entrepreneurs with millions of micro-investors, 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that funds so far released by the Federal Government 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Stories by Chinenye Anuforo and Chinwendu Obienyi recent calls in several quarters for the Federal Government 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Omodele Adigun The Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, has announced that 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Steve Agbota The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has called on the Federal Government 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
As Omo 'Lamai, succeeds Famuyibo Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Jordi 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja Intels Nigeria Limited has approached the Federal High Court Abuja, challenging 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, met Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
The people of Imo State are upset, embarrassed, and helpless. They cannot understand why Governor Rochas 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nsukka Zone, has reiterated 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Urges corps members tocomplement FG in nation-building From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Edo State 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Govt begins removal of Pen Cinema structures By Moshood Adebayo and Chinelo Obogo Lagos State Governor, 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Scarcity of premium motor spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, has extended 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
No northerner alive can beat Buhari 'Aide Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has said 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
a staff of The Sun Publishing Ltd, Mrs. Olabisi Olaleye, has clinched the Best Female IT Reporter of 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
From Tony John, Port Harcourt Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has declared its 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
Bishopof Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Matthew Kukah, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari's 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By UZODINMA NWALA The nation waited helplessly as the ominous cloud continued thickening over her political 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Rasak Musbau It is likely that we will never agree on exactly where, when and how HIV came into being. 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By EMEKA ORAETOKA Government at every level can only achieve its goal of service delivery to the people 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
By Josfyn Uba Mrs. Aminat Oyagbola is the founder of the Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), a non-governmental 

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
THE crippling fuel shortage may not end anytime soon in spite of government's assurances of a quick 
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