NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 9th January, 2018.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has declared three days of mourning for those killed in herdsmen attacks in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas.

Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said the the governor disclosed that the mourning period will commence from today and end on Thursday, with a church service for victims at the IBB Square in Makurdi, followed by mass burial.

He said flags will fly at half mast within the mourning period while work will close at 1:00pm today and tomorrow and Thursday, which is the day for the church service and burial of the victims, will be a work-free day in the state.

Elsewhere, Benue women asked the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, to rise up as a mother and prevail on her husband to re-shape the country’s security architecture which would guarantee the safety of mothers and children in their homes.

The women, led by a former commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in the state, Mrs. Elizabeth Apedzan, said they decided to troop out to mourn unarmed mothers and children killed by herdsmen.

Mrs. Apedzan stated that Benue women will not stop to cry until Buhari decides to do the needful by deploying adequate security in the state to avert further killings.

”We have asked him (president Buhari) to denounce his patronship of the Miyetti Allah,” she said.

Also, wife of Tor Sankara, Chief Mrs. Elizebath Shuluwa, called on the governor’s wife to lead a delegation of Benue women to the First Lady to speak to her husband to come to the aid of Benue women.

In a similar development, Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. James Anbua, has called for the arrest of a national coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Garus Gololo, for saying that Benue people were killed by herdsmen because 1000 cows were rustled.

Anbua, who made the call in Makurdi, yesterday, said there is no proof that the current killings in some rural areas of the state had any links with alleged rustling of cattle by locals. He described Gololo’s claim as a bunch of lies and propaganda.

“This is not the first time he would be doing this, he is used to lying. I urge security agencies to arrest him because he has to prove who and where those 1,000 cows were rustled,” Anbua said.
 
But,  Gololo is standing his ground that  aside the 1,000 cows ttaken away by some armed youths referred to as Livestock Guards, around the areas which bordered Nasarawa and Taraba states, 10 Fulani men (five youths and five children) were also abducted and that their whereabouts and those of the rustled animals were still unknown. 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Nigerian Army has declared manhunt for Boko Haram factional leader, Abu Mus’ab Albarnawiy.

The army also said main Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is no longer a threat to the counter-insurgency operations as a result of his bad health.

The army described Shekau as a “spent horse, waiting for his waterloo,” and also said the sect’s factional leader, Albarnawiy, “who has been deceiving and recruiting gullible and misguided youths into his fold will soon be captured. 

In a statement by the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, by the Director of Army/Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the army said it had no doubt that Mamman Nur Algadi ,another factional leader of the terrorist “has been wounded and he is more or less a cripple since 2014 at Mubi,” since he was hit by the Nigerian Air Force while on a motorcycle.

“He was wounded along with one Abu Mujahid, an indigene of Saminaka, Kaduna State, who was later executed by Abubakar Shekau,”  Usman disclosed that the incident reduce Nur, a member of the Shurah Council of the terrorists group, to only teaching in Boko Haram terrorists’ enclave.

On Albarnawiy, the army said: “We reliably learnt that some misguided persons, particularly youths, are getting conscripted into the sect through enticements. They are usually attracted to the sect because of the deceitful and erroneous impression that Abu Musab’s Albarnawiy brand of “jihad” and insurgency is refined and genuine.


 
“ This is far from it. Both factions are terrorists’ organizations whose activities constitute crimes against humanity. Their nefarious activities run contrary to the religion of Islam. Factions have recruiters all over the country, especially in the North East. However, their clearing house for such conscripts is at Potiskum, Yobe State.  Efforts are ongoing to track those involved.

“In view of the above, the  public should be wary of these unscrupulous elements attempting to recruit more youths into their sect.”


 
Meanwhile, the military said it has uncovered new tricks adopted by the terrorists to evade its air onslaught against them.

“Boko Haram deployed special roofing techniques  in order to avoid air detection and bombardment from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). 

“They resort to roofing their living accommodation  and hideouts with a mixture of coated sugar and mud so that the roof will not reflect when there is sunshine.

“Decisive measures have been taken to deal with this deception.”
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
From Fred Itua, Abuja The 8th Senate kicked off on a tempestuous note. For the first time in modern history, 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
From Paul Osuyi, Asaba ONCE a fortress and impregnable, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Adewale Sanyaolu with agency reports Reasons for the worsening fuel scarcity within Lagos and its 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Brown Chimezie Umuohi Community in Okija Local Government Area of Anambra State has emerged winner 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Omodele Adigun 'The Heads of FIU made a decision, by consensus, to suspend the membership status 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Isaac Anumihe Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Ikeja, has 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubabar, has urged the home based Super Eagles to do Nigeria proud in the 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Louis Ibah The Accident and Investigation Bureau (AIB) says in a bid to boost safety in the Nigerian 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Omodele Adigun The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was not happy at the rate of unemployment 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
As CBN injects $210 m into interbank market Stories by Omodele Adigun As projected by the Governor, 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
From Tony Osauzo, Benin The urge to get rich quick has landed four brothers in trouble, with the police 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has vowed to commence legal action against 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Police in Taraba State has confirmed three people died while no fewer than six others sustained injuries 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
From Sola Ojo Kaduna with Agency reports AS face-off between Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Moshood Adebayo Lagos State Government yesterday assured owners of property affected by the construction 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday lambasted the Prof. Maurice Iwu-led Imo Economic Development 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Job Osazuwa Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola disclosed in Lafia, Nasarawa 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi 11, has described The Sun Courage in Leadership Award 2017, 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Insists Shekau no longer a threat From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Army has declared manhunt 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
By Ignatius Arinze For the first time since he took over the reins of government in May 2015, President 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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Tue, 09 Jan 2018
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