NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [30 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 30 December, 2017.


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Nigeria’s First Lady and wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, who was in Adamawa when the news of her son’s bike crash came, collapsed and had to be placed on bed rest at Cedacrest Hospital, Abuja.

Yusuf Buhari, had a bike crash Tuesday night, around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and broke his head and one of his limbs.  Before the scary incident, he was reportedly trying to overtake his friend when he suddenly skidded off the road and, in the process, hit his head and limb on the hard surface. He lay there unconscious for a while before being rushed to the hospital.

A family source said that the First Lady was immediately alerted and had to rush back from Adamawa. But a top government source disclosed that on getting to Cedacrest Hospital, Abuja, she was prevented from seeing her son because of the severity of the accident. That led her to conclude that he had died, and collapsed and had to be revived and placed on bed rest.

The Director of Information to the wife of the President, Suleiman Haruna, however denied that his principal, collapsed or on bed rest in the hospital. The media aide, who described the report as wicked, said Mrs. Buhari was by her son’s bedside like any concerned mother will do and there was nothing wrong with that.

He urged Nigerians to ignore the report as it is false.

Security remains tight inside and around Ceda-Crest Hospital where the First Lady and her injured son,Yusuf are on admission.

A visit by Saturday Sun to the hospital, showed that personnel from different security agencies have been strategically stationed to protect the V.I.P patients. 


However, despite the presence of four vehicles filled by policemen, two men of the Department of State Security (DSS) and one Toyoya Hilux containing personnel of the Nigeria Civil Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), friends and family of the Buharis have continued to throng the hospital.

In the meantime, the management of the hospital has continued to maintain sealed lips on the progress of the First Lady and her son.

No statement has been issued on their state of health. This is even as calls made to the line of the Chief Medical Director of Ceda-Crest, Dr. Felix Ogedegbe by Saturday Sun rang for sometime being going into voice mail.
Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has described as illegal the approval of $1 billion from Excess Crude Account as counter insurgency fund by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and has proposed that same amount be withdrawn to tackle environmental challenges in the Niger Delta.

Wike, who met with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday to update him on security development in Rivers, while reacting to the approval given by the NGF for the withdrawal of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account for the fight against insurgency, stated that  while he supports the fight the approval by the Governor’s Forum is illegal.

His words: “For me, it is illegal. However, we are talking about fighting insurgency and no right thinking individual will say that he will not support the government to fight insurgency. But on the other hand, I believe that we have been talking about the environmental issues in the Niger Delta particularly in Ogoni land, I believe that we can also take the same money from the excess crude account to fund the problem in Ogoni land and other Niger Delta areas. That is my position.”

The governor, who described his relationship with the president as cordial, said their discussion also bordered on other developmental issues in the state.



He said, “I’m happy with the discussion and I believe that something has to be done about it (security). Nothing political, just security issue that affects the state and things that may lead to the breakdown of law and order.

We talked on security challenges and he received me very well. We don’t have any bad relationship, I come here when he asked me to come.”

On the allegation that he manipulated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congress to install his candidate as chairman of the party, Wike said it was impossible for an individual to install a party chairman in the country.


How I wooed Joke Silva 'Olu Jacobs
Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Nollywood icon, Olu Jacobs, needs no introduction. Married to Nollywood diva, Joke Silva, the pair are a reference to what a perfect marriage between celebrities should be. Recently, Entertainer caught up with the couple at the opening of Bolanle Austin Peters’ Fela and the Kalakuta Queens at Terra Culture, V. I, Lagos, and the thespian opened up on stage plays in Nigeria and how he wooed Joke Silva 40 years ago.

A while ago, Fela on Broadway hit Nigeria and made waves but Americans did the telling of the story? Today, thanks to Bolanle Austin-Peters, this is a Nigerian production. Do you think we can sell this to the world?

You wait and see. I am waiting too. I believe we are all going to be wowed! I mean, so pleasantly surprised. Don’t you know the songs and the actors? They will surprise us.

Sir, stage plays are on the rise now. In fact, before we never had stage plays week in week out at a venue, apart from The Muson Centre and National Theatre…

Do we have any good theatre venue? No, not at all. Now, people are making effort because the demand is encouraging and they are responding to it. This is only the beginning and we are entering a change; this is the time for change and we are getting it right.

You have done over four decades as an actor. When you look back, what would you say are your happiest moments?

Looking around me and seeing that many people are there to come and enjoy themselves in an area that people thought would never be possible, because in the past, actors and actresses were looked down on. Now they are doing well and people are applauding. That is my joy. Like I say, I would rather one person praise my work than have 99 do the opposite. Even if I have my work praised by 99 people but one comes and says sorry, I don’t understand it, it ruins everything.  This is only the beginning. The schools are going back to play their traditional roles and acting and drama are all part of the curriculum; that was how we grew up.

Army shuffles GOCs, 396 others

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Some Principal Officers from the Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commander and General Officers Commanding (GOCs) have been moved in a posting and redeployment announced by the Nigerian Army on Friday. According to a statement by Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, the posting and appointments affected 399 officers. Below is the breakdown of the redeployed officers, Maj.-Gen.l... 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, admonished the Federal Government 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Senator representing Lagos Central in the 8th Senate, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu has called on residents of her 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
A former Kebbi governor, Alhaji Sa'idu Dakingari and his deputy, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu, on Friday defected 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Primate Elijah Ayodele, founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has advised former Vice President 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) and the current National Chairman 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
How Obasanjo used and dumped me A former deputy governor of Lagos state, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu has 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
BY BOLAJI OKUNOLA Former Watford of England and Super Eagles' striker, Odion Ighalo has revealed that 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Nigeria's Victor Moses has been named Goal Africa Player of the Year for 2017. The Chelsea wideman 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Says Nigeria's revenue dropped to $24.8bn in 2015 From Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigerian Extractive 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration will not rest 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law six bills including 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Adamawa Police Command has confirmed the killing of four people at Kamale village in Michika Local 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, yesterday, said the 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
From: OKEY SAMPSON, Aba Tragedy struck the Abia State Polytechnic community in Aba when a sharp iron 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
From Agaju Madugba, Katsina A former Permanent Secretary at the Katsina State Government House, Sule 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has signed the state's 2018 appropriation bill as passed 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members on Friday, according 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
FROM LAIDE RAHEEM, ABEOKUTA Police in Ogun State on Friday arrested four suspected armed robbers who 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Last week, I pointed out in this column that Uncle David appreciated God's mercy in his life, which 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
As we come to the end of the year, I wish to thank all my readers for keeping pace with this column. 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
They are both deeply in love; he sure knows how much he loves her and he felt the feeling was mutual. 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
I can't stand men who string ladies for as long as Methuselah lived. I can't stand men who use the 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
It was a few days to Christmas. The night was resplendent and festive. The Lagos House at Alausa, 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Speaker Yakubu Dogara's 50th birthday celebrations, which culminated in a soiree fit for a prince will 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi, UK-based Nigerian pastor Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, popularly called 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
According to recent research, children whosefathers are highly involvedin their lives in a positive 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Some mothers often forget that children aren't born with a built-in sense of respect for others. 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
By Henry AKUBUIRO The opening gambit of the performance was a hypnotic scene. With frenetic steps, the 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Sweet tales of how 2 couples got twins; a boy and a girl, 21 years after waiting for a child By CHIKA 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
By Lawrence Enyoghasu Nobody gave George Ayoola, the CEO of Ayu's Kampala a chance to survive, while 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
From GYANG BERE, Jos Cruel fate on Christmas eve, consumed Dr. Ijeoma Onwubalili, a medical graduate 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Several women living with VVF When on December 17, 1917, Lord Fredrick Lugard, one of the then colonial 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
I want my son back dead or alive, 90-yr-old mother cries From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha For the Onyeka 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
2017 has been a long year, but in a lot of ways it has also been a short year. On the international scene 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The call by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi 11, for compulsory drug tests for Nigerian leaders 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
On Sunday December 10, fashion entrepreneur and CEO, House of GMYT, Princess Kelechi Romeo Oghene, hosted 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
ForOmosede Igbinedion, a Member of Nigeria's House of Representatives, and one of the daughters of 


Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Former beauty queen and CEO of Elizabeth R, a high-profile, events planning company, Ibidunni Ighodalo, 


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