NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [3RD JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
No fewer than 50 persons including women, children and members of the Livestock Guards have been reportedly massacred by herdsmen in six communities in Benue State.

The communities are Gaambe-Tiev, Ayilamo and Turan in Logo Local Government Area and Umenger, Tse-Akor and Tomatar near Tse-Abi in Nongov District in Guma Local Government Area.

Daily Sun gathered that the invading herdsmen stormed Gaambe-Tiev, Ayilamo and Turan around 10am on New Year’s day as the people were closing from church and opened fire on them. The assailants also attacked Umenger and Tse-Akor earlier. 

At about 3am on Tuesday, the herders were said to have moved from house to house in Tomatar, knocking on doors and gruesomely killing residents with matchetes.

At the time of filing this report, Dr. Gajir Hembao Tsoho of the Department of Surgery disclosed that over 30 victims were receiving treatment at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) while many corpses had been deposited at the morgue.

At press time, more corpses were still being brought into the morgue from Tomatar while three of the wounded were said to have died while receiving treatment at the hospital.

Among the dead were a father and his two-year-old son and a young man said to have returned three days ago after completing his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The development has left many villagers fleeing the affected communities in droves while those in neighbouring communities too have continued to leave for fear of attack by the herdsmen.

The police have deployed more personnel to the affected communities to stem the killings.

The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu confirmed the attacks but failed to give casualty figure.

Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed that several people including nine members of the Livestock Guard were killed by the herdsmen.

Rising from an emergency security meeting, the governor described the attack as unacceptable and unfair even as he called on the Federal Government to act fast to forestal a break down of law and order in the state.

Ortom maintained that there was no going back on the implementation of the anti-open grazing law.

“Now, these herdsmen are coming to invade the land and sending the people running helter-skelter again after we have started the implementation (of the anti-open grazing law) and everybody received it. Those who wanted to leave left and nobody was attacked. This is not acceptable. We are not going to accept it.

“There is no going back on the implementation of this law. This is our land and the law was duly passed by our people. Now, those people who have been killed, their blood will cry to the Federal Government and if Federal Government doesn’t do something, their blood will cry to the Almighty God and I’m sure that God will deal with the situation Himself.

“This is not fair and it is not acceptable. I think this is where the Federal Government must come in immediately to stop the mayhem because these people are known. We heard that they met in one state where they mobilised to come to Benue. They passed through roadblocks.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Chairman of Depot and Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPMAN), Mr. Dapo Abiodun,  yesterday, told the Federal Government that petroleum marketers  could no longer sell petrol at N145 per litre.

Abiodun stated this in Abuja at a stakeholders’ meeting convened by the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the recurrent and persistent fuel crisis. The meeting was chaired by the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari.

The DAPMAN boss in defending marketers’ insistence that no marketer during the December fuel scarcity hoarded petroleum product.

He explained that the rise in crude oil prices as a result of Hurricane Katrina in the US led to a sharp increase in the landing cost of petrol, a situation that resulted into the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) being the sole importer of petrol.

He disclosed that since the suspension of the payment of subsidy by the Federal Government last year, importing fuel at the landing cost of N145 per litre by marketers was no longer practicable.

 “Today’s meeting was called at the instance of Kyari, and it was to find out exactly what happened, where we had  problems in December with regards to supply shortfall and what could be done going forward to avert such crisis.

A lot of issues were raised and a committee was constituted that would be meeting today under the Chairmanship of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr.Ibe Kachikwu, to further go into the nitty gritty and to ensure that these problems do not recur again,’’ he said
 
The committee was set up at the end of the three and half hours meeting headed by Kyari, which had in attendance all stakeholders in the oil sector on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, has undergone a successful brain surgery, according to the Guild of Medical Directors.

The Guild’s president, Prof. Femi Dokun-Babalola, disclosed this in a statement made available to Daily Sun in Abuja, yesterday.

Yusuf had been on admission at Cedarcrest Hospital, in Abuja, after a power bike accident in the city, on Tuesday December 26, 2017.

He suffered injuries to the head and limbs.  

Following denials of plans to move Yusuf out of the country for medical care, there had been speculations that he could be transferred to the National Trauma Centre, at the National Hospital, Abuja. 

Yesterday, Prof. Dokun-Babalola spoke about Yusuf’s brain surgery and that he has been assessed to be stable. 

“We are saddened to hear about the unfortunate accident involving the son of our dear president on a power bike. 
 
“While we cannot comment on the exact circumstances of the accident, we are happy that the situation is being efficiently handled by Cedarcrest Hospital, in Abuja, one of the top Guild of Medical Directors-owned hospitals in Nigeria. 

“It is heartening to note that his condition is now stable after undergoing brain surgery and we hope for complete recovery from this unfortunate incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with president Muhammadu Buhari and his family at this time,” the Guild said.

Prominent Nigerians, including former President Goodluck Jonathan, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have continued to call for prayers for Yusuf’s  quick recovery. 


Wed, 03 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration would recover every money looted from the public treasury.

He also promised to bring perpetrators of mayhem across the country to book.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the president spoke at separate meetings with the Qadiriyya Muslim Movement in Africa and the Izalatul-Bid’a-Wa-Iqamatus-Sunnah at the State House in Abuja, yesterday.

Buhari told the delegation that his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigned on three issues, noting that his government had been consistent in ensuring that it provided adequate security, fight corruption and stimulate the economy for creation of jobs.

“Our priority is to also ensure that everyone in the country has something to eat. We are really concerned about the underprivileged. Graciously, God has been hearing our prayers. In the past two years, we have had bountiful harvest due to favourable conditions. All over the country, we have reports of farmers posting good harvests.


 
“Justice will be done to all in the war against corruption. As religious leaders, I urge you to reach backwards to your followers to respect the rights of others. Those that stole from the public can no longer sleep well in the country today. When they run abroad, they cannot take their landed assets with them. We will, in all cases, have them return what they looted,” he added.

This is even as he stressed that killing in the name of religion could never be justified.


 
According to him, anyone or group of persons, who unleash violence on the innocent in the name of a movement, cause or religion lack understanding of the ordinances of God.

“You can’t kill to please God and I know no religion tolerates the taking of another person’s life in the name of a religious movement.

“There is never a justification for killing any member of the society. We have been tackling the Boko Haram menace and we have made significant impact, and we will extend the measures to stop all wanton killings,’’ he said.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Head Coach Salisu Yusuf on Tuesday released his final squad of the Super Eagles B for the 5th African 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
From Uche Usim, Abuja At a time the Christian world warmed up for blissful and colourful 2017 yuletide celebrations, Nigerians, especially Abuja residents were thrown into what could best be described as the worst fuel scarcity in the history of the country. The scarcity was worsened by the unfriendly economic environment, epileptic power supply and... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Magnus eze What happened recently in one of the rusty settlements in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) showed that child rights activists still have much job to do. The enforcement arm of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) had penultimate Saturday intervened in a case... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) said it will capture Lagos in the 2019 governorship election. The 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Joe Apu Captain of Nigeria's Super Eagles B squad Ikechukwu Ezenwa has declared that the team is 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Retail account manager, Central Africa, HP Inc, Mr. Tolulope Lawani, in providing detailed features of 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Bwari deadly clash on christmas Day By FRED ITUA On Monday, December 25, Abuja, the nation's capital was on fire, while the rest of the world celebrated Christmas. It was a day of rage, violence, chaos and destruction. For residents of Bwari Area Council, the sad memories of that day may last for a... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
From Okwe Obi, Abuja National Chairman of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Yabaji Yesufu, in this interview, 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Ismail Omipidan and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The 2017Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The year 2017 left us breathless with so many surprising headlines in finance, technology, entertainment 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Liberia Football Association president Musa Hassan Bility says the best time in Liberian football is 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Confirms group attacked Maiduguri, Gamboru, Damboa Stories by Job Osazuwa Boko Haram leader, Abubakar 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The United States, Britain and Norway have called on parties in South Sudan's conflict to stop violating a ceasefire signed last month, their heads of mission in the capital Juba said on Tuesday. The deal aimed to end a four-year war between the government of President Salva Kiir and rebels in which tens of thousands... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Stories by Chinwendu Obienyi Trading kickstarted 2018 Tuesday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) with 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment. The migrants will be given up to $3,500 (2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days. They will be given the option of going to their home country or third countries. If they do not leave,... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hinted that several players loaned out by the club will not be recalled 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Stop these senseless killings, HURIWA tasks president President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the blame-game over 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Isaac Anumihe THE Federal Government has directed that a 40-feet container load of tilapia fish confiscated 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Pakistan civilian and military chiefs on Tuesday rejected 'incomprehensible' U.S. comments after President Donald Trump tweeted angrily about Pakistani 'lies and deceit', with Islamabad summoning the U.S. ambassador. David Hale was summoned by the Pakistani foreign office late on Monday to explain Trump's tweet, media said. The ministry could not be reached for comment but... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
A former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Jackson Suokiri was among 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Tributes have continued to pour in for the late ex-Nigeria junior international Raymond King who passed 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Member of the House of Representatives, Kehinde Agboola, has urged Ekiti 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Minister laments slow work pace From Uche Usim, Abuja The Federal Government has begun shopping 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
From Magnus Eze, Abuja One of the three People's Democratic Party (PDP) senators from Ebonyi State, 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Arsene Wenger has been charged by the FA over his conduct towards match officials in Arsenal's draw 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
More than the series on the herbal practice and drugs of Dr. Isaac Adeola Odeyemi and Mrs. Oluwasola 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Iran's Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week. Police have arrested more than 450 protesters in the capital Tehran over the past three days, the deputy provincial governor said. Protesters also attacked police stations elsewhere... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Founder of Lagos-based church, Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, announced yesterday that God told 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Steve Agbota Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) has concluded plansto engage 500,000 farmers in 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Joe Apu Captain of Nigeria's Super Eagles B squad Ikechukwu Ezenwa has declared that the team is 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Priest tells Christians: Protect yourselves From Linus Oota, Lafia and Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Thousands of Tiv farmers of Nasarawa extraction deserted their homes, following attacks on some communities in neigbouring Benue State, by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. The affected farmers who deserted Boutsa, Demekaa, Ayoosu, among other villages in Keana Local Government Area... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
It was in the month of November 2017 that I ordered your oil and prayed with it just for the fun of it. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigeria, on January 1, 2018, according to the United Nations 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Head Coach Salisu Yusuf on Tuesday released his final squad of the Super Eagles B for the 5th African 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Akinjide, others lash Ibadan elders' (THE NATION Headline, December 22) The elders were not flogged, 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi A London-based charitable organisation, Women of Virtue International Initiative has offered free health care delivery to over 300 patients with various ailments in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to the founder of the initiative, Dr Felicia Okoye, rural dwellers in many parts of Nigeria have been... 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Britain's Andy Murray says he may have to consider surgery after withdrawing from the Brisbane International 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Oando's forensic audit commences From Uche Usim, Abuja The Securities and Exchange Commission 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
I don't want to delve into guessing how many days it might have taken to record the 'very long, 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
From Molly Kilete, Abuja A 25-year-old, kidnap-for-ransom gang leader, Ibrahim, has told how he killed 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Ikeogu Oke Among the living the dead are welcome To serve our nation, and drive her genius home. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
PMB's New Year address, which I have read, is embarrassingly banal, uninspiring, empty, myopic, unrealistic 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
By Christopher Oji The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, uncovered a shrine at Ayegbami quarters, 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Continued from yesterday By Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw 'You have shown that you do not like the 
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