NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 22 December, 2017.

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Moves by the Federal Government to withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to fund the war against insurgency in the North East and other security concerns across the country, yesterday, caused a row on the floor of the Senate.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, however, assured that the  money will not be spent until the Senate considers the processes involved.

Trouble started when Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, drew the attention of lawmakers to the fact that yesterday’s Senate Order Paper did not list a motion on the $1 billion, despite the fact that the Senate had on Wednesday agreed to debate it.
 
Sam Anyanwu had on Wednesday, drawn the attention of his colleagues to the fact that the planned withdrawal of the sum had become a matter of urgent national importance and demanded for a serious debate. He asked the Senate to allow him sponsor a proper motion on the matter for debate the following day which was supposed to be Yesterday.

Shortly after Ekweremadu raised the matter, many lawmakers started agitating and wanted a positive response from Saraki.

Saraki did not explain why the motion was not on the Order Paper, but stated that the fact that Anyanwu was not in the chamber made it difficult for the debate to commence.

The announcement caused rowdiness, mostly from PDP Senators, as the next legislative day will unavoidably be in 2018.

They raised the fear that the fund would have been withdrawn and spent before it would be slated for consideration.

The Senate President, however, doused their fear by them assurance that the funds would not be spent without Senate consideration.

“We are pushing for the next legislative day but we will take it. I can assure you that we will take it. I give you assurance that we will take it,” he said even as jeers from PDP Senators continued.

Realising that Senators were insisting, Saraki added: “No no, no, no, no. Our party does not do things like that. We will not spend money that does not follow due process. I am assuring you that that money will not be spent until we come back here and debate it.”

Curiously, Anyanwu who was said to have been absent, resurfaced shortly after the Senate adjourned session till January 16, 2018 to attend a committee meeting without a word on why he stayed away from the chamber to present his motion.

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki had on December 14, announced the decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) to spend $1 billion from the ECA to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east region.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) alleged, yesterday, that President Muhammadu Buhari wants to be sole candidate in the 2019 presidential election.

The opposition party said that is the reason the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is bent on instigating crisis within its fold.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, yesterday.

However, Ologbondiyan said the PDP is not only determined to give the APC a strong fight in the 2019 presidential election, but also prepared to win the election.


 
He said he ruling party has been jittery since PDP had its last national convention, noting that the opposition party would not allow itself to be distracted.

Ologbondiyan said: “President Buhari wants to be the sole canddiate in 2019. That’s why they want to cause crisis in our party. We are going to stand as a party and we are going to fiercely contest election in 2019. Our doors are open to Nigerians and anyone who is interested in contesting election in 2019 can come in.

“We will not allow APC distract us. APC has become very worried since our convention. As we speak, the constitution of APC requires them to hold convention every two years but they have not done so.

“They are so unsettled that PDP is progressing and progressing progressively. That is why they are looking for some people to cause confusion in our party but we have gone beyond that.”

Speaking on the emergence of a faction in the party, the PDP spokesman said the party has put in place measures to address the grievances of all its members.

He urged all members with misgivings over the outcome of its December 9 national convention to embrace the ongoing reconciliation process in the party.

Ologbondiyan warned that the party would not hestiate to sanction  recalcitrant members
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The United Nations (UN) has delivered a stinging rebuke of President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, casting an overwhelming vote condemning the move and calling on the United States of America to withdraw the decision. The final vote count in favor of the resolution was 128. Only nine countriesopposed the resolution while 35... 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
US based beauty expert and CEO, ONYC Hair, Thelma Okoro, has urged Nigerian youths to harness their talents. She said: 'Do not start a business or career in which you have no interest or knowledge. We cannot all be doctors, nurses and entrepreneurs. Start a business if you truly understand that business and truly know... 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Board reconstituted Barely a week after he was deposed, COSON Chairman, Tony Okoroji has been reinstalled. Indeed, it was celebration galore at COSON House in Ikeja, Lagos, Tuesday, December 19, as members of COSON at the COSON General Assembly, restored Okoroji as Chairman. Okoroji, who was initially absent from the meeting arrived the COSON... 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Following its launch earlier in the year in Lagos and Dubai, OROS, an international perfume brand has unveiled actress, Juliet Ibrahim and her boyfriend, Iceberg Slim, as its brand ambassadors. Commenting, an excited Juliet said: 'This is a season of love and being in love with Iceberg Slim is a perfect thing for me, hence,... 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Glamour, panache and razzmatazz were in full display at the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) held at the Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State last Saturday. The state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, top politicians and commissioners, including star actors, eminent producers and directors made the event an unforgettable experience with their presence. Talking about the awards,... 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Gyang Bere, Jos SADNESS, agony and a creepy feeling of hopelessness, these have become the daily companions of eight-year-old Amina Adamu. The girl recently lost her parents and three siblings in a fire that engulfed their family compound at Madaki Street, Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. Amina, the only surviving... 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Oluwatomisin Sanni, aka Tommy Rosiers, has joined the fast growing record company, Panoramic Records, owned by millennial innovator and creative director, Noah Miller, as part of its social marketing and brand communications' team. Born in Canada, Tommy Rosiers is the son of erudite politician and businessman, Chief Oluwafemi Sanni, MD/CEO, Stefolga Group. Tommy Rosiers, who... 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
By Demola Balogun It was a grand moment of pleasure and gourmet style clinking of glasses at an exclusive Taittinger champagne party held recently in Lagos. Hosted by TEO Limited, authorised agent and exclusive distributor of Taittinger champagne brand in Nigeria, the party had connoisseurs, captains of industry, business executives and vibrant brand ambassadors converged... 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja There was mild drama on the floor of the House of Representatives, yesterday, 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
By Lawrence Enyoghasu After Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano won his reelection, speculations were 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
By Daniel Anokwuru Yusuf Ahmed Tijani Damisa is in his second term in the National Assembly as member 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Magnus Eze, Abuja Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the political architecture of the nation 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Desmond Mgboh, Kano Kano State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abudulahi 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday said it is studying 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday appealed to the Archbishop 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
He'll run, says media aide Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, said he has not made up his mind 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party, (PDP), Prince Uche 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
By George Aluo Spain based keeper, Francis Uzoho has declared that Nigerians don't need to lose sleep 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
By Chidera Akalonu Three-time African champions Nigeria has slipped down the charts for the second straight 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has achieved 98 per cent automation of all transactions 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has explained that the House decided to intervene 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
As Ogun launches Mitros Ofada Rice rom Laide Raheem, and Steve Agbota, Abeokuta Governor of Central 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
By Louis Iba Alhaji Muneer Bankole, Chief Executive Officer, Medview Airline, has urged the National 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
As FG kick starts gold purchase scheme By Isaac Anumihe The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Adewale Sanyaolu and Layi Olanrewaju The lingering petrol scarcity which improved slightly 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday disclosed that it has so far generated 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja Over 2,000 community dwellers in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) hasapproved the privatisation of 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi Two farmers have been reportedly killed during a clash between Fulani 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Marriage is so fundamental to human existence that, in the biblical story of creation, it was the first 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
By Louis Ibah A truck operated by the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) on Thursday rammed into 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Fred Itua, Abuja Senator Kabiru Marafa, representing Zamfara Central in the upper chamber, yesterday, 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
As Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City look set to run away with this season's Premiership crown, 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Six and half years ago, Rochas Okorocha, as governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed worry about allegations of 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration will 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has appealed to the workers for more 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Says, poverty, corruption greatest enemies of Nigeria's democracy From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Former 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Gov. Ajimobi condoles with monarch From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The controversy trailing the recent approval of $1 billion from Extra Crude Account by the Nigeria Governors 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
By Aloy Ejimakor A little over 47 years ago, Nigeria's tragic, violent Civil War came to a close. 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
By Tayo Ogunbiyi A few days ago, the Lagos State Government held the 11th Town Hall Meeting on Security 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
As Kalu's daughter, Neya, and Lawrence Iyere tie the knot in Lagos Colour, class, glamour. These 

Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The decision of the Federal Government to spend $1.8billion on the turn-around maintenance (TAM) of the 
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