NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 27 December, 2017.

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
There was exchange of hot words yesterday between the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), over President Muhammadu Buhari’s real date of birth.

The fight was triggered by the President himself over his declaration that he had all the while believed he was 74 this year until being told that he actual was 75 this year, with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), calling for his resignation.

The party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, in Osogbo, Osun State, described the President’s utterance as a “national disgrace.”

However, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said the call for the President’s resignation by the PDP was “totally stupid and unnecessary,” insisting that the opposition party lacked “the morality to see the innocence in Buhari’s admittance.”

The PDP claimed many Nigerians and the global community must were taken aback that a 21st century leader of a country like Nigeria did not know his real year of birth

“How many other inconsistences are in Mr. President’s biodata submitted to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)? We are sure there are more. And the world is waiting on the body to give details about our President,” the party said.

Odeyemi continued: “We advise INEC to revisit those forms President Buhari filled in all elections he had participated in, especially those he filled before the 2015 elections to unearth other inconsistences therein.

“In a normal clime, electoral umpire would have set in motion verification modalities to avoid further national embarrassment and expose Mr. President.

“Come to think of it, a leader that does not know his real age, could not be said, to have sound knowledge of the people and country he governs, let alone knowing the peculiarities of the governed. This is simply not the kind of president Nigeria needs at the moment.”

The party stressed further that, “not too long ago, Nigeria became a laughing stock with the inappropriate designation of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, as President of West Germany by President Buhari.


 
“We recall President Buhari once admitted that his age would slow down his performance in office. For a country that could fall into emergency situation anytime, like the present government-failing induced fuel scarcity, we don’t need a president that forgets things easily.

“We advise Mr. President to consider turning in his resignation letter to avoid further slowing down the country because of his age, and to also safe our corporate image as a country that has a president with occasional memory failure.”
Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has come under fire for renaming Maria Assumpta Avenue to Muhummadu Buhari Way.

Catholic faithful in the state have, therefore, expressed displeasure over the renaming of former Assumpta Avenue by the Imo State Government.

Angered by the action of the state government, the Catholic faithful demolished the brick board on which it was written.

For those who know Owerri very well, Maria Assumpta Avenue is the expressway in front of Maria Assumpta Cathedral, leading to Owerri City Centre  from Owerri-Port Harcourt Road and also intersecting Owerri-Onitsha at the entrance of the Cathedral. It is a strategic road that channels all traffic from Port Harcourt and Onitsha directions into Owerri. Maria Assumpta Avenue is as old as the Maria Assumpta Cathedral itself. 

Speaking on the issue, Sunny Okechukwu  said tOkorocha’s action is not only an insult to the Catholic Church but altogether to stir trouble as such decision cannot stand. He said while nobody is against the naming of streets by the governor, he cannot just change the name of Assumpta Avenue to Muhammadu Buhari just like that.


 
Also, Malachy Okorie said the renaming shows that the governor has become an emperor who does whatever he likes and does not care what the people think or feel about his actions. He pointed out that controversial renaming of Assumpta Avenue to Muhammadu Buhari is simply to start another problem with the Catholic Church which he thinks has been critical about his anti-people policies.

Similarly, Mr. John Amadi noted that while the governor can name any street, it should be the roads that he built and not those built by others.
Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The Federal Government at the weekend lashed out at those criticising the recent approval by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for the release of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA), to fight insurgency and combat other related security challenges in the country.

It said the mere fact Boko Haram had been degraded substantially did not mean the war was over.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed these while briefing journalists in Lagos.

Government noted that if the funds meant to equip the military had not been allegedly diverted into private pockets and the military were better equipped to tackle Boko Haram in the days of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration, thousands of lives, including those of the military’s service men and women would have been saved; and the war too would have been long over before now.  

Describing the opposition to the fund as “unnecessary and uninformed,” government said fighting unconventional wars, like the war against Boko Haram was more expensive than fighting conventional wars, adding that war against terror were never fought with budgetary provisions.

“The NGF acted wisely in approving the withdrawal of $1 billion from the ECA to fight Boko Haram and other security challenges in the country.

“Now, is $1 billion too much for the military to tackle these challenges at this time? I say not by any stretch of imagination.

“Security of life and property is at the core of the existence of any government, and the NGF understands this quite well, going by its action in approving the withdrawal from the ECA.

“Let us get down to the brass tacks by looking at the operations of just one arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces, in this case the Nigerian Air Force, in tackling just one of the security challenges facing the nation, let us take the Boko Haram insurgency.

“The aircraft being used for the war, including fighter jets and helicopters, altogether consume 64,021.08 litres of fuel per day. With the aircraft flying a total of about 30 sorties a day, and at N275 per litre, it costs a total of N15,153,428.25 daily to fuel the aircraft.

“The spares for the aircraft from January to November 2017 cost N20,019,513,739.88, while consumables for the aircraft, and here I am talking of engine oil, plugs etc, amounted to N3,863,600 monthly and N46,363,200.00 yearly. 
Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Japanese police said, on Wednesday, they have arrested a couple whose 33-year-old daughter froze to death in a tiny room where they had confined her for years because they believed she had a form of mental illness that made her violent. Western Japans Osaka Prefectural Police Department said Airi Kakimotos body was found in a... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Authorities in Brazil say they are stripping Venezuelas top diplomat of his credentials and kicking him out in a dispute between the neighboring South American countries. Brazil expels Venezuelas top diplomats ministry of foreign affairs said Tuesday it considers Venezuelan charg daffaires Gerardo Antonio Delgado Maldonado a persona non grata. Venezuela is in a deepening... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Liberia is becoming a model of democracy in Africa and beyond, 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu Any time the Igbo are agitated over any burning issue, the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has always stepped in to offer a soothing balm on the aching bones of his people. In recent times, Ndigbo, who said they have been marginalised in the country after the end of the... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Okey Sampson, Aba She was among a group of five young girls who were convinced to take a journey abroad for greener pastures. But she was not given the details of the journey or what she will do when she gets to Europe. Like the other girls, she accepted the offer line, hook and... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The people of Amaigbo Edda in Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, especially the sick among them, got a lifeline recently, when a non-for-profit organization, Healthcare Educational Liaison Project (HELP), based in the United States of America (USA) visited the community to offer them free medical treatment. The group... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Nigeria has inducted seven persons into the Ambassador for Peace in Onitsha, Anambra State. According to the group, the awardees, Mrs Edugie Joy Emeleogu, Mr Peter E. Chiekweilo, Mr Emmanuel M. Emeleogu, Mr Ngonadi Humphrey Ayedogitobi, Pastor Capt. Ekene Divine Ikemba, Rt. Rev. Herbert Eze... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri The Imo State branch of Rayal and Saloon Lotto (R&S) in the spirit of the Christmas season last week donated food items, toiletries and other necessities to three orphanage hom festivities. The Motherless Homes visited the gaming centre are: Holy Family; Sisters of the Needy, St Joseph's Home for Orphans and... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha In the spirit of Christmas, the Excellent Care Foundation has showered gift items on 250 widows in Onitsha, Anambra State. The widows who were given wrappers and tubers of yam during the annual conference of the foundation in Onitsha, were charged to remain steadfast with God who is their author... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Anthony Obi Ofala festival is intertwining with royalty. It means 'the formal annual outing of the king,' aimed at bringing the Igwe face to face with his subjects. It is a 'majestic outing' from the palace through to the festival arena in honour of the monarch. From today to January 2, 2018, Ezinifite community... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Bwari, Dawaki residents at loggerheads By Magnus Eze Communities in Nigeria often resort to self-help because of the inability of government at all levels to provide various social amenities. It is, therefore, common for Nigerians to provide water, road, electricity, security and other amenities for themselves, even in the cities, usually under the auspices of... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Fred Ezeh Orphans go through agonising experiences in life, particularly at an early age. Being an orphan implies that such a person was or will be raised without the care and love of their biological parents. This set of people apparently rely solely on the intervention of other individuals or organisations for survival. Food... 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi In this interview, Terver Akase, Chief Press Secretary to Benue State governor, 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Ahead of the 2019 general election, a former Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Adedeji Fashina, is a certified Engineer and member, Nigeria Society of Engineers. He is the Protem Secretary, 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is set to make a return to international football with the Ivory 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By George Aluo Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has described the club's Brazilian international, 


Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Second-half goals from returning striker Alvaro Morata and Spanish compatriot Marcos Alonso earned Chelsea 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 18 Anambra 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Thirty-two (32) match officials have been selected to officiate matches at the impending the Total African 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 18 Anambra 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Olabisi Olaleye and Perpetua Egesimba OyaOya has commenced the pilot of its commodity trading marketplace 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
UEFA has been granted a High Court injunction aimed at tackling illicit streaming of matches. A judge 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Olabisi Olaleye The registered domains in the .ng domain zone of the Nigeria Internet Registration 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Olabisi Olaleye bisiolaleye@gmail.com 08094000013, 08111813040 The information and communication 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been named French Player of the Year for 2017 by France Football 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Olabisi Olaleye Technology solutions provider, Huawei disclosed recently that 53 per cent of Nigerians 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Uche Usim (Abuja) and Chinenye Anuforo Following series of unwholesome practices recently noticed 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Vows to resist move By Bimbola Oyesola The United Labour Congress (ULC), yesterday, said the present 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Adewale Sanyaolu Efforts to industrialise Rivers may have received the desired boost as the state 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Says Ogun rice pyramid to create jobs By Steve Agbota and Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Central 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Adewale Sanyaolu Fuel scarcity seemed to be abating in Lagos State as motorists' queues have reduced 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Louis Ibah As the harmattan haze blowing across Nigeria continues to prevent numerous flights at airports 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Nigeria's 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday said his administration has exhibited a genuine, 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Tragedy struck in Akure, Ondo State capital on Christmas Day as about 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Speaker of the House 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
ENCORE Jack Welch once theorized that before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Kemi Yesufu, Abuja Over N265 million was raised from the book launch of the biography of the Speaker 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu Tragedy struck in Enugu on Christmas day as a trailer allegedly rammed into 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
EFCC arrests Innoson Motors CEO after hours stand off' (sic) Voice of The Nation: hours' standoff. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
From Tony John,Port Harcourt Paramount ruler of Mgbuolua, Rundele Community in Emohua Local Government 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The second reason I gave Colonels Okuromade and David for declining to serve as a commissioner in Governor 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Refute hoarding allegation From Uche Usim, Abuja The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association 


Wed, 27 Dec 2017
My business was characterized by failure and nothing was moving at all for me. I served my master for 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
This Yuletide is not the first fuel-less Yuletide I'll be experiencing in recent memory. In fact, it 
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