NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [28 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today,  Sunday, 28 October, 2017.

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, former Secretary to Kano State Government, Dr Rabi'u Sulaiman Bichi said that the ploticians include two serving commissioners of rural development and soecial duties, Alhaji Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso and Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas as well as Alhaji Abdulmajid Danbalki Commander.


 
Dr Bichi also accused the Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Rabi'u Yusuf of being partisan in politics by siding with the incompetent governor of the state, Dr Abdullahi Umar Gansuje in discharging his statutory duties as chief law enforcement agent in the state.
He said, "It is a common knowledge in Kano that since November last year, news has been going round that Senator Kwankwaso planned to come to Kano. However, the state government, through Iliyasu Kwankwaso, Abbas and Commander vowed not to allow him visit his consistency."
He explained that Iliyasu Kwankwaso had on December 16, 2017 and 15th January 2018, went on air and publicly declared on Express and Pyramid FM radio stations that they would never allow senator to come to the state and he gave notice that whichever way Kwankwaso chooses to come into Kano, they would arrange a political programme to counter his visit.
The former SSG said, Danbalki commander on his part, was on Aminci FM and FRCN Kaduna stations where he also declared that senator Kwankwaso would be arrested if he goes ahead with the visit.
He said, "The most dangerous threat came from Abbas on January 15 when he was caught on a video clip and Radio that went viral on social media, directing the followers of the governor to stone the senator the day he comes to Kano. He told the gathering that they should all meet at Kwanar Dangora to stone Kwankwaso. He also said they will attack him even in his bedroom.
"Following the inciting statements by the trio, we wrote a letter to the police dated January 10th 2018, in which we complained about the inciting statements and craved the indulgence of the CP, in line with his statutory duty to bring the suspects to book. We also took the advantage to intimate the CP of the impending visit of the senator.
He, however, said on January 23th 2018, Kwankwaso received a letter from the CP, advising him to shelve the Kano visit in respect of the threats made by the three politicians.
Dr Bichi lamented that when Kwankwaso replied CP Rabi'u in a letter dated 24th January, he refused to receive the letter and also instructed his personnel not to receive same.
"This clearly confirms our long-held conviction that CP Rabi'u is baised and partisan in favor of Gandujiyya. Finally, it is instructive to say that should anything happen to senator Kwankwaso or anybody among his supporters during his visit to Kano, CP Rabi'u should be held responsible for dereliction of his responsibility," he concluded.
When contacted on phone, the Commissioner of Police, Rabi'u Yusuf said that he had already made the stand of the police very clear to Senator Kwankwaso and his supporters.
"I have briefed you about Kwankwaso's visit and I have made it clear that there are impending threats associated to his coming to Kano and we are doing our best to douse and neutralise the tension.
"All we want is to ensure sure that no life of innocent people is lost and nobody is injured during the planned visit and we will continue to do everything possible to avert this. And that is why, we advised Kwankwaso to shelve his visit but if he insist to come then whatever happen, the law will take its course on him," he said.
On his part, the Commissioner of Special Duties, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, said what he said in the video clip was mere political statement and he did not mention anybody's  name. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
In spite of the fact that 2019 is drawing closer, the opposition party in Jigawa State has remained docile, as it is yet to make any pragmatic move towards contesting against the incumbent governor of the state, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar.
Apart from a couple of posters belonging to some members of the Peoples Democratic Party indicating their interest to vie for the number one position in the state, there seem to be no serious move from the opposition party.


 
As obscure as these posters are, they are usually spotted when the former governor of the state and a presidential aspirant under the party, Sule Lamido, organizes a political rally to advance his interest at the grassroots.
The electorates know little or nothing about those behind the posters as such, political pundits consider these group of politicians as mediocre.
Prominent among those whose posters are displayed at such occasions are Ibrahim Gaya and Danladi Auyo.
With such absence of opposition, the governor is not expected to have any sleepless night over election related matters but to the amazement of many, Badaru is engrossed with stiffer opposition from within his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The opposition from within is not limited to the usual political party squabbles but a move to wrestle power from the governor in the next general election.
Some of his dependable allies have started making formal declaration of withdrawing their support for his government and by extension his second term bid. 
With such moves, the state’s political landscape has started taking a different dimension as the governor have begun to have running battles with some members of the National Assembly as well as major political actors in the state.
Majority of them have accused the governor of inability to keep to his promises though they have declined to disclose what those promises were.
In order to keep away the increasing frosty relationship from public glare, a committee for reconciliation had to be secretly inaugurated with a clear mandate to mend fences on the fracas that appeared to have defied all entreats.
Senators and other political big wigs from the ruling party are seldom seen frequenting the government house for meetings and consultations with the governor. To many, it is a pointer that the 2019 general election will not be business as usual.
Badaru’s political nightmare may not have ended at this as some analysts were of the opinion that former PDP kingpins in the state, who recently cross-carpeted to APC want to hijack the party from the governor and where that fails, would cause confusion that could cost the party its victory in 2019 general election.
In 2015, the national chairman of APC, John Odigie Oyegun, was invited by Governor Badaru to receive 370,000 decampees from PDP to APC in Jigawa State.
Prominent among the defectors are, a former deputy to Governor Sule Lamido, Ahmed Mohmood; former minister of power and steel and Ambassador of Nigeria to Turkey, Abdulhamid Mallam Madori; former members of the House of Representatives, Bashir Adamu Jumbo, Yusuf Shittu Galambi and former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and who handed over power to the present government in his capacity as an acting governor, Lawan Abdu Babura.
In October last year, Oyegun, represented by his deputy northern region, Lawan Shuiabu, received the former national vice chairman North-West of PDP, Senator Danladi Abdullahi Sankara alongside 8,700 others who decamped to APC in the state.
The crisis within the party was exposed when recently the governor lost one of his strong political allies, Pharmacist Ubale Hashim.
Hashim, while briefing journalists said he was among those that assiduously worked for the victory of the governor in the last general election but had now withdrawn his support for Badaru and his government.
Hashim expressed reservation over the performance of the present government in the state, saying the governor made a lot of promises during electioneering campaign but failed to keep any. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State recently chose its State Executive Committee (SEC) members through consensus and harmonisation in a deliberate move to heal wounds. However, the step had barely resolved the lingering division within the party up till the time the national convention was held.


 
The setbacks that hit the PDP after the 2015 elections necessitated a coordinated effort at picking the pieces of the party in anticipation of future elections. However, in Lagos State, this has been hampered by an ego war among chieftains of the party who have been laying claims to the party’s leadership.
The division at the national level crept into the state with a factional executive in allegiance with the then Ali Modu Sheriff executive claiming to be in control of the state secretariat after purportedly dislodging the Moshood Salvador-led exco that was elected in May, 2016.
The PDP also went to the local government polls in Lagos State divided as the Moshood Salvador-led exco which was loyal to the defunct Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee aligned with the Labour Party (LP).
The faction did this by directing PDP members to vote for LP candidates even as the other faction chaired by Segun Adewale kicked against the directive.
It is believed that the division dealt a great blow to the performance of the PDP in the elections which were cleared by the ruling APC.
With the defunct National Caretaker Committee chaired by Makarfi securing a Supreme Court victory which gave it full recognition, one of the steps taken by the party was to reconcile all aggrieved members across the states and collapse factions.
In the spirit of reconciliation and rapprochement championed by the Makarfi-led committee, the committee dissolved executives of some state chapters, including Lagos, to pave way for the conduct of fresh congresses at ward, local government and state levels.
This did not, however, go down well with many members of the party in Lagos, especially those loyal to Salvador who believed they had sacrificed and rallied round the party and the Makarfi-executive during its trying times.
A former chairman of the party, Capt. Tunji Shelle, told our correspondent that the dissolution of the executive was a miscalculated step, saying, “I am so surprised that the NCC does not know the problems we go through, they don’t know who is in the party, they don’t know who is not in the party, they don’t know who stands by the party, they don’t know who does not stand by the party.”
This lingered as dates of fresh congresses were fixed. Salvador indicated interest in coming back just like his rival, Adewale. There were two new entrants in the race-Femi Carena, a member of the caretaker committee and Dr. Adegbola Dominic, a one-time governorship aspirant of the party. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
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Sun, 28 Jan 2018
The Maishanu family from Yabo local government area of Sokoto state stands out as one of great erudition. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Rivers United will be gunning for a third consecutive home win in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season when they face Enyimba International in Port Harcourt on today. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
The first military Governor of old Rivers State and member, Board of Trustees of Port Harcourt Polo Club, His Royal Majesty King Diette Spiff has lauded the state government for its long term support for the game of kings. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
India recorded a 63-run win over South Africa in Johannesburg as the three-Test series finished 2-1 to the hosts. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Katsina state government has allocated a total of 5,300 hectares of land at Gurbin Baure, Jibia local government area for the proposed take-off of cattle colony. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Nigerias Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice while compatriot Wilfred Ndidi added one as Leicester City outclassed League One Peterborough to reach the FA Cup fifth round. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
A Nigerian, Dr Bello Lawal Danbatta, has been appointed as the new Secretary-General of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB). 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Increased strawberry farming on the plateau has dispelled previously held belief that it could not be grown in Nigeria. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) has empowered 45 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with technical skills in different aspects of housing construction work. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo insists he has no intention of leaving Real Madrid, despite reports linking him with Manchester United and PSG. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Drip irrigation is a system whereby you give water or fertiliser directly to the root zone of plants, eliminating runoff, evaporation, and drift. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. 

Sun, 28 Jan 2018
Paris St-Germain star Javier Pastore has reportedly rejected a move to Liverpool. 
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