NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [25 MARCH, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 25 March, 2018.

Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) has advised communities attacked by herdsmen in the country to rise up to defend themselves. 

He said that it would be suicidal for the people to continue to rely on the armed forces to defend them, saying that the military has compromised.

Danjuma who made this call yesterday in Jalingo at the maiden convocation of the Taraba State University, Jalingo, where he was presented with an honorary doctorate of science degree accused the Nigerian Armed Forces of colluding with the killer herdsmen to embark on ethnic cleansing agenda.

His words: “In this state and, of course, the riverine state of Nigeria, we must resist it. We must stop it. Everyone of us must rise up. The armed forces are not neutral. They collude with the armed bandits that kill people, kill Nigerians; they facilitate their movement; they cover them. If you’re depending on the armed forces to stop the killings, you’ll all die one by one. The ethnic cleansing must stop in Taraba State, it must stop in all the other states of Nigeria. Otherwise, Somalia would be child’s play.

“I ask every one of you to be alert and defend your country, defend your territory, defend your state. You have nowhere else to go. God bless our country.”

Residents of Danjuma’s hometown of Takum had earlier accused the army of brutality and extortion over attacks on communities in the area by armed herdsmen since the commencement of Operation Cat Race.

Danjuma, therefore, said: “Taraba is a miniature Nigeria with diverse ethnic and cultural heritage that the armed bandits are trying to bring to ruins. You must rise up to the challenge and resist that”.

Also speaking during the ceremony, the state governor, Darius Ishaku, said that the university was a great blessing to the state and appreciated the founders for their great dream that has brought education closer to the people and provided employment for many.

He said he would continue to support the university to position it as one of the leading universities in the country.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Vincent Tenebe disclosed that 5,500 graduands had various degrees, with 29 First Class, 1,006 Second Class, Upper Division, over a span of five sets.

General Danjuma also made N1 million donation to the university endowment fund. 


Sun, 25 Mar 2018
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Churches across Nigeria to hold special prayer session, on Sunday, for the quick release of Dapchi school girl, Liya Sharibu, who is being held captive by Boko Haram insurgents.

She was one of the 110 students that were taken by Boko Haram insurgents last month in their school in Dapchi, Yobe State.

But she was said to have been denied the opportunity to return home alongside her fellow school mates because of her refusal to renounce her faith.

CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in a statement by his media aide, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, said the Christian community in Nigeria was unhappy with the continued detention of the girl in Boko Haram captivity, insisting that the Federal Government must facilitate her quick return.

He said, “We are concerned that the negotiators engaged by the Federal Government could not secure the release of Liya Sharibu because she insisted on not renouncing her faith and converting to Islam.”

Meanwhile, the CAN President has challenged Christians to be fervent in their prayers in churches, on Sunday, so that God could answer their prayers and facilitate the return of girl.

“Liya shall be free in Jesus’ name. The gate of hell shall not prevail against the Church of Jesus in Nigeria,” he said.

Sun, 25 Mar 2018
The President General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisatioon, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo has said that Nigeria as it is presently run does not represent the wishes and aspirations of the people.

Nwodo, who stated this in an interview with Sunday Sun insisted that the country must be restructured. He also ex-rayed the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the security system, saying that the Council of State has arrogated to itself the power of the legislature.

Are you worried on what would happen to Nigeria if we go into election without restructuring?

Yes, I am worried. I am worried because at no time in the history of our country has our division been so encouraged. At no time has the confidence of the populace on the governance or the governmental structure of the country been as low as it is now. At no time have we celebrated the level of human carnage that we are celebrating in our country today. At no time have our ethnic and religious differences become so pronounced and used as vehicles for antagonism against one another as they are. At no time have our government become so impotent, powerless and indifferent to the emerging scourge in our polity. Look, my friend, you know how many years ago in the last year of (Goodluck) Jonathan’s administration, secondary school girls in Chibok were captured. That by itself should have raised the security antenna that in all Boko Haram areas, it is important to ensure that there is maximum security, in all the secondary schools to ensure that there is no repeat performance. The porosity of the security in that area leaves one with a lot of disgust that I am beginning to wonder whether there is not something behind all of this. Boko Haram has sought for ransom before and they were given ransom; so soon after the children have been kidnapped, somebody who calls herself Mama Boko Haram said she was now being contacted. When you give them this money, they will use it to re-arm themselves and they will use it, come back and kill more of our troops. Is government part of Boko Haram? Is there really a desire to stop this insurgency? Is insurgency another way to raise international funds for the development of the North-east or holding Nigeria to ransom? Contrary to civil service rules, which are law, the Head of State has elongated the tenure of service chiefs. It has never happened under a civilian setting in Nigeria that a civil servant is due for retirement and he is given an extra time. It is illegal, it is unsustainable in law, but the Head of State has arrogated to himself both legislative and executive powers and decided to extend the tenure of service chiefs. The question is when you are giving such ‘extra-gracia’ extra-legal benefits to a service chief, it must be in return for productivity. I don’t see the efficiency that warrants such elongation of tenure.

110 children are taken away and nobody in the security apparatus has any inclination whatsoever, as to where the children are. Can you imagine 100 children being moved on the road without anybody noticing? Not even the neighbours noticed, they went through a bush and not even the farmers noticed. Does it mean that our security apparatus has no instrument of information gathering? All over the world, the prime emphasizes of security is on crime prevention. You get information ahead of time so that you can prevent a crime from happening. We didn’t get information on time, we didn’t even get immediate post information capable of cracking those people. But now you imagine they could have distributed those children to several different locations that it will be difficult to find them concentrated in one place, nor is it possible to find anyone of them being able to give information as to where the other is.

Now, this is our plight; does it mean that our security forces cannot infiltrate the Boko Haram? All over the world, that is the essence of intelligence. Enter the organization with your own informant within the organization. Does it mean they don’t? Does it mean the $1 billion is going nowhere? Now the Council of State has arrogated to itself the legislative organ. The other day, they budgeted $1 billion to give to states who are prepared to give grazing colonies. Where is the Financial Act they are getting this money from? Was it in our budget? Under our constitution, you cannot spend money from federal collected revenue without a bill in the National Assembly passed into a law, which empowers the executive to draw down on the allocation in consonant with the general order of the civil service rules of the federation. The Council of State meets and they approve the proposal by Mr President to bring out $1 billion funds for grazing colonies. Who in the parliament approves grazing colonies? Who appropriates money for it? This is therule of the jungle and the country is collapsing. Now, we are told by the International Monitory Fund (IMF) that our economic indices are down, poverty level is growing; we are told by Transparent International (TI) that the level of corruption is growing in Nigeria. For a government that said it’s going to fight corruption; we have seen people who have crossed into the ruling party absolved from corruption trials up and down the country and joining presidential entourage to all kinds of places or hosting presidential rallies.

Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has thrown its support behind the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for assenting to the Neighbourhood Watch Corps Law, saying that the step would strengthen security in the state.

Also, PDP  berated the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the State, for claiming that the Neighborhood law signed by Governor Wike was aimed at witchhunting their members during the 2019 elections.

The party, however, noted that the Neighborhood Watch Bill was initiated by an APC lawmaker in the state House of Assembly, emphasizing that the corps would promote peace and development in the state.

It would be recalled that Fredrick Anabraba, an APC member and Minority Leader of the State House of Assembly, representing Akuku-Toru constituency I, during one of the plenary sessions, had moved a motion for establishment of the Neighborhood Watch Safety Corps, noting that the passage of the bill would strenghten the fight against crime in the state.

State Publicity Security of PDP, Samuel Nwanosike,  made the statements, when he spoke at the weekend, while officially receiving APC defectors to PDP through the Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI) in Andoni Local Government Area of the State.

Nwanosike noted that many states in the country have similar security outfits,  wondering why Rivers’  case should be made exceptional by the opposition party in the state. Nwanosike said: “We run a democratic government. And in democracy, the minority will have their say, but the majority will have their way. The Rivers State House of Assembly members are our representatives. That law, Neigbourhood Watch was proposed by an APC lawmaker, the Minority Leader of the House, and other APC lawmakers supported the Bill.

“Today, the Rivers State House of Assembly has passed that Bill into Law and the governor has assented. The governor has gone ahead to appoint an acting Director in the person of Dr. Uche  Chukwuma, a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, to head the Corps. We are in support of the passage of the bill.

“Don’t worry yourselves. In Lagos they have the same neighbourhood watch, they have same in Edo, Imo and Anambra states. Just today, I read in the newspaper that Katsina, the state of President Muhammadu Buhari, has also joined to propose a security law. Why would Rivers State be different. That law has come to stay, it will provide security for our people, provide job for our people and make us happy”,  Nwanosike stated.

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