NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7TH JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 7th January, 2018.

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Half way into the President Buhari’s tenure, elder statesman and former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa assessed and scored the Buhari-led administration low in providing effective leadership and dividends of democracy to Nigerians. In this interview with Henry Okonkwo, the National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) further faulted the president’s statement during his New Year speech on the lingering debate on restructuring the country. 

He also warned on the growing belief and calls to allow the private sector play a more prominient role in managing and steering the direction of key sectors of Nigeria’s economy.

Take a brief review of 2017, and tell us some of the situations or things that happened in the country that made you feel sad?

One of them is the inability of this government to perform. Because everybody expected this government to make a difference but they have not. In some areas they are even making things worse.

But they have always said that the rot they met on ground was so much and that it has hampered them from settling fully into governance and delivering dividends to the Nigerians

Didn’t they know the situation before they came in? They, at a time, were all in government including the president. Didn’t they have in mind what to expect on ground when the take over? What plans did they make to correct what they knew they would find. Nothing!
 
Okay. So what else disappointed you most in the country last year?

Increase in the level of unemployment, poverty and the virtual commercialisation of education. In all parts of Nigeria, a level 12 officer cannot educate his child up to the secondary level. There are so many things. These are just the few I have mentioned. So there is every reason for the loss of public confidence in governance.

And the worse part of it, before and during the Second Republic, in the election, you can easily observe with reason that such a person is capable of correcting the rot in the country. That was that time. But today, 2018, when negative situation in the country is even worse, you still cannot say who can do better than the present administration that has not performed well. Can you say so with honesty? So, we have a tragedy whereby the present government has not done well, and you don’t know who can come onboard to salvage the situation. It is a national tragedy and we have to face it. And this tragedy happened simply because of the deciding role money and power play in politics and elections. The person who is patriotic and capable cannot emerge, because only thieves emerge. So what else can we ask? We have no choice; there are no alternatives we have to fall on the least risk. That is a national tragedy.
Sun, 07 Jan 2018
A fresh attack by suspected herdsmen has reportedly claimed the lives of no fewer than 11 persons and left several others injured in Tse Akombo village in Mbaniage District of Logo Local Government Area of Benue State on Friday night.

Logo and Guma local government areas are the hotbeds of herdsmen’s attacks, which had left more than 60 people dead since January 1 this year.

While the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, confirmed 11 persons killed, the state police command confirmed that 10 corpses had been so far recovered from the village following the attack.

The Governor who confirmed the killing through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase yesterday evening lamented that the situation was getting out of hands and therefore called on the federal government to rise up and address it. He restated his call on the federal government to come to the aid of the state by deploying more armed security men to the area to avert further attacks.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Moses Yamu had disclosed that the police received a report that about 9:30pm on Friday, suspected herdsmen invaded Tse Akombo village and attacked the people and killed four persons.


 
Yamu gave the names of the deceased as Terhile Tyodzua, Mlahaga Tse, Chiangi Tyozdua and one other whose name was not known but said to be a visitor.  Yamu however later confirmed that 10 corpses were recovered in the aftermath of the attack.

He said mobile police unit had already deployed four reinforcement led by the Area Commander of Katsina-Ala and they had arrived Logo to forestall further occurrence.
Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Rampaging herdsmen sent a chilling message to Nigerians on their determination to continue perpetrating violence with impunity in the nation’s farming communities with a mindless bloodbath which reportedly left about 50 people dead in Benue State, on Monday and Tuesday.  The Police confirmed another 10 killed in a fresh attack on Friday night. The only sensible response that the Federal Government can give to this gory massacre is to make its security agencies fish out the killers immediately and bring them to justice. The time has come for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to demonstrate true leadership and say a decisive No to the herdsmen who are now riding roughshod over the nation and killing people at will. This government must stand up and be counted on the side of ordinary Nigerians who have become game for these murderous herdsmen.  It should take the country back from the herdsmen who are now operating above the laws of the land.

The primary purpose of any responsible government, as also outlined in Section 14(2) (b) of the Nigerian Constitution, is to ensure the security and welfare of the people. Any government that fails to do this, as is fast becoming the situation in the country, has failed in its primary responsibility and must, without any prompting, do a self-assessment of its continuing relevance to the citizens and the country.

We sympathise with all the victims of herdsmen attacks in the country, especially the ones just killed or injured in the Benue communities identified as Gaambe-Tiev, Ayilamo and Turan in Togo Local Government Area, and Umengaer, Tse-Akor and Tomatar near Tse-Abi in Nongov District in Guma Local Government Area. The herdsmen reportedly launched the gun attacks in Benue as some Christians were leaving their churches after the New Year service on Monday morning, moving from one community to the other. Apart from those who died, a surgeon at the Department of Surgery of the Benue University Teaching Hospital has confirmed that over 30 injured persons are receiving treatment in the hospital, while many corpses have been deposited in the hospital mortuary. The incident also made residents to flee the affected communities.  Nine members of the security outfit, Livestock Guards, were killed by the herdsmen.

It is simply unacceptable for killers of any ilk to take the lives of the people with impunity with the government not demonstrating much interest in bringing them to book. These herdsmen’s attacks have gone on for far too long. The attackers have flagrantly demonstrated their murderous inclinations in Enugu, Kogi, Plateau, Kaduna and so many other states. It is high time the president and his administration stopped their glaring indifference to this problem and brought it to a halt. Nigerians deserve to live in peace in their communities. They also deserve security for their lives and their farm produce.

We, therefore, charge the government to get a handle to this problem and prove that it is standing with ordinary Nigerians on this matter. The situation has become intolerable and the government has to demonstrate that it will no longer overlook the despicable criminal conduct of the herdsmen in this new year.
Sun, 07 Jan 2018
As CAF apologises for Shatta Wale no show Former Africa best , Didier Drogba's mobile phone was 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Guinean football is mourning the death of iconic former national team captain Papa Camara who has died 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
FOR FAILING NIGERIANS Half way into the President Buhari's tenure, elder statesman and former 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Liverpool have agreed a 142m deal with Barcelona for midfielder Philippe Coutinho in what will be one 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By Olakunle Olafioye Just as he predicted against the second term ambition of former President Goodluck 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By Omoniyi Salaudeen President Muhammadu Buhari's comment on restructuring is still generating reactions 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has continued his feud with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte by saying 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General Voice 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Football Federation has perfected arrangements to organize its annual seminar for match commissioners 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Australia's Nick Kyrgios will battle American Ryan Harrison at the Brisbane International final today. 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
As Bursaspor confirms talks on Ahmed Musa Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru has returned to Everton 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
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Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua seems to still be enjoying his extended break away from the 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By George Aluo Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke has given a pat on the back to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over what he called 'the better packaged' African footballer of the year award which took place Thursday in Accra, Ghana. Amuneke a winner of the award in 1994 told Sunday Sunsports after... 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Inside the extravagant world of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang' set to bring his talent and even the 'Batmobile 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Hails N'Assembly's support From Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday declared 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Friends and people from all walks of life who thronged the Camp Neya Carnival Village were treated to 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Forget what any doctor will tell you, just remember that you are your first and best doctor. Let 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Abdulfatah, wishing Nigerians a fulfilling year in 2018 under the current leadership class, with the 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Says ruling party will hit ground running this year From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The National Chairman 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By Simeon Nwakaudu It is obvious that the defeated 2015 Rivers APC governorship candidate, Dakuku 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Okowa expresses satisfaction with electoral process '2 Electoral offenders caught with guns From 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Happy New Year! As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so will God's protection surround you and your 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By Mohammed Isa Worried by the rising incidents of drug abuse particularly among the youths, the Senate 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Did anybody take count of the number of lives already wasted in this New Year' I lost count. The savagery 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
The Nigerian Army on Saturday said 1,050 insurgents had surrendered to troops in Lake Chad and Monguno 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
From the moment I commenced my work as a public servant in the late 1980s, it already dawned on me the 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
This week I want to deal with a very important issue by posing this question: why is it difficult for 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Wife of the President, Mrs. Ai- sha Buhari has spoken for the first 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Dear njigirl, I met this nice looking girl in a club and she invited me to her home. When I asked for 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
The untold story From MURPHY GANAGANA, Jos Sunday, December 31, 2017 was a holy day for Rev. Fr. Tyagher 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
2018 is just round the corner and many people are already busy making our resolutions. Bu what about 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By LINUS OOTA For Mr. Mathias Ushenge 47, a father of four, it's something else. Though he survived 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Says it's genocidal From MURPHY GANAGANA, Jos In this interview, Dr. Daniel Bo, a lecturer in the Department 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Ciao belli amici and a very Happy New Year to you, I pray 2018 will be a year of fruitfulness, progress 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Many people started 2018 worried about their achievement levels in life but the last two weeks have offered 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Erelu Abiola Dosunmu is a woman of many parts. Highly intelligent, she is a shrewd businesswoman, who 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Lawrence Onoja 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By CHRISTY ANYANWU Idia Aisien is an on-air-personality, who recently won the 2017 Eloy Awards for TV 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By CHRISTY ANYANWU Afro-beat star, Femi Kuti is the first son of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the music legend 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By Chidi Obineche In the tedium of the 2015 presidential electioneering, a Catholic priest, Rev Fr Ejike 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
By Ikenna Obioha Popularly known as Laila, Edo State-born Jemima Osunde defies all odds as an undergraduate 

Sun, 07 Jan 2018
Pepsi music ambassadors, Wizkid and Davido, used the platforms of their concerts to preach peace and 
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