NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [31 DECEMBER, 2017].


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Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 31 December, 2017.

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Some Nigerians yesterday expressed outrage over the inclusion of  no fewer than eight dead Nigerians on the list of appointments into the governing boards of agencies and parastatals describing the gaffe as a reflection of how the APC-led government administers the country.

A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, in a group whatsapp post, queried the rationale behind the error, saying “You just appointed Donald Ugbaja as member of the Consumer Protection Council. You also appointed Chris Utovas a member of the Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research.

“What is it about you and the dead? Is it some kind of fetish or is it just a manifestation of your love for and practice of corspocracy?” he queried

Another social media user, Agbore Olawale cast aspersion on the APC-led government with a rather comical post.   “The All Progressives Congress, APC Cemetery/Dead People’s branch want to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for finding it worthy to appoint their members into notable positions.


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“The appointed members were Late Reverend Christopher Utova as member of Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research; Late Senator Francis Okpozo as Chairman of Nigerian Press Council, Late Chief Donald Ugbaja as a member of the Consumer Protection Council. Nigerians, una mumu never do?


 
Another Nigerian on social media with the name Hon Akomolafe said, “ Many of us are alive, intelligent, energetic, very dynamic, vibrant and goal-getters… they won’t give us opportunity. Maybe because we are commoners… rather they will go to cemetery to look for the dead! God, we need your divine help now,” he declared.

In his own post, a Nigerian with the name Rennoffor described the development as an embarrassment to the nation, saying, “ this is really embarrassing. This government is just busy sharing positions to former friends and not even ensuring that they are alive. Even if they are alive, how do you expect people of about 80 plus to perform,” he queried.

In the same vein, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the inclusion of some dead persons as members of various boards by the Federal Government is a confirmation of the incompetence of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

The PDP, which described the development as an unpardonable national embarrassment, said it validates its position that the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled Federal Government is confused, disorganised and grossly incompetent.
Sun, 31 Dec 2017
For the rest of their lives, December 25, 2017, would remain for Mr and Mrs Bartholomew Ewuzie of Umuru Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, a black day that would always remind them of the sorrow of losing their only child and son, Daniel, 28, who was killed in cold blood.

The slaying of the young man came barely three months after he got married.

The 65-year-old father of the victim narrated that his son was hale and hearty the day before Christmas, and had joined his uncle’s wife to attend a vigil mass at St Paul’s Catholic Church, Umuru, as it is the tradition and generally observed by many Catholics before Christmas at dawn. Ewuzie said his son’s new wife did not attend the vigil mass.

Continuing the narration, he said it was around 1:00 am on December 25, when two boys ran to his house to tell him that his son, Daniel, had a problem as he was returning from the vigil mass. As he was told, as he was returning in the company of others, they heard a voice that sounded like that of one Uchenna Ezeudo, who he knew. So Daniel switched on the torch of his cell phone to find out whether it was him.

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Ewuzie said he was told that one Osaraa popularly known as Nokia, who was in the company of his own brother rather took offence and claimed that the light was pointed at him and allegedly knocked off the phone from the hand of the victim and the cap of the suspect fell off from his head in the process.

He said his son began to look for his phone knocked down by the suspect, who allegedly pulled out a knife and gave the victim multiple cuts. Having seen that his son was badly wounded, Ewuzie said the suspect and his brother took to their heels and ran into a church but were later apprehended by some people around there.

He said his son was rushed to a hospital where he was later confirmed dead that same morning.  His corpse was taken to a mortuary at Awka-Etiti, according to Ewuzie.
Sun, 31 Dec 2017
With reports from Paul Osuyi (Asaba), Layi Olanrewaju (Ilorin), Tony Osauzo and Ighomuaye Lucky, (Benin), Obinna Odogwu (Abakaliki), Femi Folarunmi (Yenagoa), Geoffrey Anyanwu (Awka) and Rose Ejembi, (Makurdi).

for majority of Nigerians, the outgoing year has been like one particular year that Queen Elizabeth of England once described as an “annua horribilis.” A horrible year!

In the run up to the 2015 presidential election, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its presidential candidate, had led Nigerians to Muhammadu Buhari believe that it would begin to deliver on the change it stridently promised the people, right from the first day of assuming the reins of governance in the country, to obliterate what the party generally dismissed as the corrupt profligacy of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which ruled the country for 16 years, from 1999, when civilian rule was restored.

The people bought the message and believed the promises. They were particularly enamoured with the avowed personal integrity of the party’s candidate. What materialized as a tsunami of the people’s goodwill translated into 14 million votes that produced an electoral upset and Buhari was elected president. But two-and-half-years after assuming office, the change promised by the APC is yet to be felt.

Prof. Benedict Ijomah, who resides in Asaba, the Delta State capital, said the government had not dealt with the problems confronting the country. Rather, it has been trying to gag dissenting voices. Another resident, Mr. Tony Uzi expressed his frustration this way: “I voted for Buhari in the last election, because of my belief that he has what it takes to turn things around for the good of all, even though he was not really popular among voters in this part of the country. But what we have succeeded in reaping is untold hardship, there is hunger in the land, people are being sacked from work, prices of commodities are hitting rooftops. They said we are out of recession, yet it has not manifested in the living condition of the people.”


 
However, Mr. Dennis Enegesele poured encomiums on the government for fighting corruption, adding that if the momentum is sustained, Nigerians will be better for it.

“The President has done well. I will score the government average in the area of fighting corruption. If corruption is adequately addressed, it will be to the benefit of all Nigerians,” Enegesele said.

While commending the government for the N-Power initiative, which has brought succour to many youths who were hitherto unemployed, he urged the government to improve on the implementation of the scheme.

“The N-Power scheme has produced beneficiaries. I think the major problem with that scheme is the database because some people that are even working enroll themselves into the scheme thereby thwarting the idea of the FG of providing assistance to the unemployed.

“As far as the other promises are concerned, it is mandatory that they try as much as possible to fulfill some of these promises, so that people will have more confidence in the government. It is one thing to make promises, it is another to fulfill them,” he stated.

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Enegesele advised the Federal Government to make healthcare one of its priorities in 2018 by making it accessible to rural dwellers through the provision of residential quarters for healthcare personnel posted to rural areas.
Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Forget what any doctor will tell you, just remember that you are your first and best doctor. Let me repeat 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Experts foresee turbulent economic outlook in 2018 By Olakunle Olafioye Nigerians praying and hoping 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By Christy Anyanwu Reverend Ladi Thompson is the founder and senior pastor of Living Waters Unlimited 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Kwankwaso, a paperweight politician By Omoniyi Salaudeen 2018 is just some few hours away. As part 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By Monica Iheakam Super Eagles star, Victor Moses has revealed that winning the English Premier League 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Anderlecht forward Henry Onyekuru is confident that he would bounce back from injury, even as he has 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has revealed that the country's national female 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Makes CAF 2017 Best XI poll Former U-23 Eagles forward , Junior Ajayi yesterday tied the nuptial knots 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
The home-based Super Eagles (Home Eagles) continued their preparation for the African Nations Championship 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Japan Prime Minister Shinz' Abe could decline the opportunity to attend next year's Winter Olympic 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Serena Williams was 'excited to be back' after completing her first match since giving birth fourth 


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Sun, 31 Dec 2017
From Molly Kilete,Abuja The Nigerian Army has announced its online recruitment exercise for interested 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday,assured 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that Rivers APC leaders only gain recognition from 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
From Molly Kilete and Okwe Obi, Abuja The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By Olakunle Olafioye the quest by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to oust President Muhammadu Buhari 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Morenike has been engaged to Jide for five years and each time she comes up with the wedding plans he 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Christmas was interesting; I usually prefer to have a quiet day on such days. It's not a day I like 


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Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Not many people have heard about Chris Langan Christopher Michael Langan. But Chris had a higher 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
It's been an eventful year. Despite the historic fuel scarcity and the untold self-inflicted hardship, 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
The people of Anambra Central are about to have a senator, the first time since 2015. The election ordered 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
The headline of the lead story on the front page of Daily Times of Tuesday, June 7, 1977 was 'Fuel 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
This is how 'public servants' from the Levitical Order in the Bible through the pharaonic scribes 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Slave trade is one of the most terrible things to have hit the world. Slave trade was the precursor to 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By Abdulwarees Solanke On Friday 22nd December, I received an emergency call from my affectionate nephew, 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By Simeon Nwakaudu A few days ago, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike visited Bolo in Ogo/Bolo 


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Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By OMONIYI SALAUDEEN Urbane, charming and exquisitely polite Nasiru Adam (not real name) walked languidly 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By Chidi Obineche He is a rare breed, regarded by his people as a 'unique son of the soil,' and who 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By Gilbert Ekezie Much has been said and heard about the unique apron, which members of The Lord's 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
The year 2017, which is about rolling into history, has been very eventful. It threw up several challenges 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By Sufuyan Ojeifo ON December 16, 2017, there was a rare convergence on No. 4, Clerks' Quarters Road, 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
AS 2017 gradually winds to a close, it is necessary for all tiers of government in the country to firmly 


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Sun, 31 Dec 2017
By Ikenna Obioha Finding fame in the Liz Benson starred Nollywood classic 'Diamond Ring', Gbadewonuola 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
As 2017 rolls into oblivion tonight, fun-loving Lagosians will converge at the Bar Beach (Eko Atlantic) 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
New kid on the block, Okafor Benjamin aka Benijamz, following the success of his hit single, Shine, recently 

Sun, 31 Dec 2017
For fun seekers and music lovers in Lagos, Saturday, December 23, 2017, will remain evergreen as the 

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