NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 MARCH, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 27 March, 2018.

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a rare display of candour, has begged Nigerians for forgiveness for the several grave mistakes it committed while it held the rein of power at the centre between 1999 and 2015.

National Chairman of the party, Mr. Uche Secondus, while speaking at a public national discourse with the theme: “Contemporary governance in Nigeria” yesterday in Abuja, openly apologised to Nigerian for the impunity, imposition of candidates and other mistakes the party committed in the past.

“What went wrong in the past was part of evolution and the PDP at 20 is more mature to deliver on the wants of Nigerians,” he stated.

Secondus who took over the party after a protracted leadership tussle said the new agenda was to move the party from what it used to be to what it should be. He assured that under his watch, there would be no imposition of candidates or any form of impunity in the party’s activities.

“In the past, there were impunity and imposition, we are not spirit, we have to be humble to apologise for imposition, impunity and other wrong doings. While in government, there was no nepotism, but today nepotism has been taken to the highest level by this government of APC.

“We have to stand before the people and apologise. We made mistakes.

“I hereby, as the national chairman, do admit that the PDP made a lot of mistakes; we are humans, not spirits and the ability to admit is key in moving forward.

“We admit that we have made several mistakes; we have passed through all our challenges and have acquired the experience no other party can boast of. We were sanctioned by Nigerians at the polls in 2015. Let me seize this opportunity to apologise for our past mistakes. It is the honest thing to do, a legacy to transfer to our children; we cannot continue like that. When we make mistakes, we should come out boldly to the people and apologise.

“It is important to do so because we have learnt from our mistakes, unlike the All Progressive Congress (APC) that will make mistakes and lie to cover it.

“We apologise to Nigerians that we have made mistakes, we have learnt our lessons and we are ready to begin on a new agenda. Experience is the best teacher, no other party has it.

He took a swipe at the ruling party, which it said has sunk the country further from where it took over in 2015.

“Our currency has been recklessly devalued from N199 in 2015 to nearly N500 a dollar before it came down to about N365, only, due to increase in oil prices and not any significant thing done by this government.

“Fuel prices rose from N97 to N145, yet, the nation experiences unabated scarcity with its attendant long queues and suffering by the Nigerian citizens.

“From friends and members of this government, we learnt that while in 16 years, the PDP government was able to borrow N6 trillion and had some projects commissioned for it, in just less than three years, APC regime has borrowed N11 trillion and has not commissioned a single project.”

According to Secondus, when things were not positive and the mindset negative, it was then time to reset it.

He said the public discourse was an ample opportunity for the party members to collectively “press the reset button’’ and set a new agenda for the nation.


 
He confessed there was too much power at the party’s National Headquarters and expressed readiness to change the “anomaly.

“Going forward, power will be devolved to the wards, states and zones,” the chairman said.

According to him,  candidates did not need to come to the headquarters to canvass for votes, adding that power and votes now resided at the grassroots.

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Efforts of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led  National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reconcile the Executive and the Legislative arms of government, over plans to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of the Electoral Act (Amendment), Bill, 2018 may have suffered a setback as Senators insist on going ahead with their plan.

It was gathered at the weekend that after the rapprochement of the Senate APC caucus with the APC leadership, last week, Senators  loyal to Senate President, Bukola Saraki appear resolute in going ahead with the override of the president’s veto.

Daily Sun learnt that APC senators and their colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are rooting for the override, have closed ranks. It was gathered that PDP leaders in the Senate have met with key loyalists of Saraki, who are spearheading the move.

An APC senator from the North East represented Saraki’s side at the meeting, while a ranking PDP lawmaker from the South East represented the PDP.

APC senators, who were hitherto undecided, following recent meetings, have joined forces with the Like Minds Forum loyal to Saraki. Their reason, it was gathered, was borne out of threats, allegedly from governors of their respective states not to allow them secure return tickets to the Red Chamber in 2019, if they support the move to override Buhari’s veto.

Last week, the Oyegun-led NWC met with the APC caucuses in the National Assembly, in a bid to halt the proposed plan.

Buhari had rejected the bill on the excuse that his assent would infringe on the constitutional powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and that signing the bill will be make the National Assembly appear as if it legislating for the states on local government-related issues.

However, in a memo sent to the Senate President by the the National Assembly’s Legal Department, it faulted the president’s three reasons for rejecting the bill.

The legal department, in the memo, gave the National Assembly a clear go ahead; if it wanted to override the president’s veto.

In the aftermath of that verdict, National Assembly members started collating signatures on a possible override of the president’s veto. It was learnt, yesterday, that pro-Saraki senators are unrelenting in their push while the president’s supporters are unrelenting.

Regardless, Senate spokesman, Aliu Sabi Abdullahi, in a chat with Daily Sun on Sunday, declined to speak and insisted that “the issue has not been officially table before the Senate for any discussion.”

Conversely, the president’s supporters in Leaders of Parliamentary Support Group (Senate) were unreachable, as at Sunday night. Telephone calls from this newspaper were unanswered.

Meanwhile, sources close to Saraki revealed that his Chief of Staff, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has been queried for his involvement in a meeting of northern politicians which held in Arewa House, Kaduna, at the weekend.

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Nigeria is now completely directionless, with the country permanently on a dangerous downward slide.

Wike stated this yesterday, when he administered oath of office on four judges of the state High Court and Customary Court of Appeal, at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

He regretted the politicisation of governance, which he said has entrenched despair across the country. 

The governor commended elder statesman, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd), for saying the truth about the security architecture of the country. 

He alleged that the state security has been deliberately compromised by security agencies, in collaboration with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to undermine security of lives and property. 

Wike said the recent deliberate crisis and threat to violence by the APC on the setting up of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps underscores the devilish schemes to promote insecurity in Rivers. 

He said: “Nigeria has got to a point that we don’t know where we are heading. I’m not used to fasting, but, I will fast for God to keep General Danjuma because he has said the truth. It is happening daily in Rivers State. 

“We are setting up our Neighbourhood Safety Corps, but, they are generating crisis. We only replicated what is in existence in Lagos State, but nobody queries that of Lagos State. Only recently, Nasarawa State launched its outfit, without being challenged.”

He berated the APC-led Federal Government for abandoning the solemn duty of protection of life and property in pursuit of 2019 re-election. 

Meanwhile, Wike urged the judges to uphold the rule of law and be fearless in their dispensation of justice. 

He urged them not to allow themselves to be intimidated by agents of the political class, adding that if they fail in their responsibilities, they would be called to account by God.

Wike told the judges, including Godwin Ollor and Uche K-Chuku of the state High Court, and Legor Senewo and Frank Onyiri of the state Customary Court of Appeal, that they have the opportunity to make the state a better place by enthroning justice. 

In another development, Wike, yesterday, flagged off the state Tax Management (RIVTAMIS), to enhance the ease of doing business and eliminate multiple taxation.

The governor also launched the issuance of the state Tax Identification Number (RIVTIN) and received the first RIVTIN card from the Executive Chairman of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Mr. Adoage Norteh.

Speaking at the flag off of RIVTAMIS and RIVTIN,  Wike said the innovations were part of his administration’s commitment to entrench platforms for the ease of doing business. 


 
He said the new tax reform packages would identify formal and informal businesses in the state, noting that the details will help the state government plan for development. 

According to the governor, with the digital platforms, tax payments can be made from anywhere.

He said: “From April 1, 2018, all businesses are required to obtain their RIVTIN to pay taxes, levies and fines to the state government. 

“All banks have been mobilised to generate  RIVTIN for those who want to make payments to the state government.  Any business that fails to comply by June 1, 2018, will be appropriately sanctioned.”

On his part, Norteh said the tax system has been sanitised to check multiple taxation. 

He said the process would facilitate the tax payment process, enhance self-service and improve the revenue of the state. 

“Right from the comfort of your office, you can obtain your tax clearance certificate and tax exemption,” he said.

The IRS chairman further said the tax payer has a duty to reciprocate the tax friendliness of the government. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Unwana FEDPOLY's unending face-off Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The five weeks old face-off between the management of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has taken a new dimension. The management of the institution on Friday, March 9, announced the...The post Lecturers, management clash over indefinite strike appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Judex Okoro, Calabar Relief may soon come the way of staff, students and the adjourning communities of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) as construction work has commenced on a $13 million solar power plant. The solar plant which is courtesy of the Nigerian-German Energy partnershipwill, upon completion, generate 10 megawatts which will serve the...The post UNICAL inaugurates $13m solar power project appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
OAU lecturers form CONUA in place of ASUU, inaugurate new exco Gabriel Dike History was made recently at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, when aggrieved lecturers who pulled out of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) kept to their threat by forming a union and even inaugurated the new executives. The OAU lecturers became...The post No going back appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Abdullahi Hassan, Zaria The authorities of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has given details about the circumstance that led to the death of Precious Asso, who was killed bya phone thief last month. The 22-year-old100 level studentof Veterinary Medicine who hailed from Benue State was found ina gutteraround 8pm on February 16, at 147...The post How phone thief killed ABU medical student appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
NEC meets on constitution amendment, federalism Romanus Ugwu;Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja FormerThe post APC: Tinubu absent as Buhari, national caucus meet appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja; Chinelo Obogo; Chukwudi Nweje Kudos and knocks have trailed the apology. Some commendedThe post Kudos, knocks greet apology appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed April 25 to deliver judgment in a suit filed by Accord PartyThe post ' Accord, NASS, INEC know fate April 25 appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Former Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi has pleaded with Nigerians andThe post Russia 2018: Don't set target for Super Eagles, Abdulahi tells Nigerians, NFF appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Adewale Sanyaolu Despite a presidential directive to Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the NigerianThe post Amaechi ignores presidential directive on NPA, NIMASA dollar charges appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has warned the management and staff of theThe post CPC warns NERC over illegal electricity bills, unlawful disconnections appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Louis Ibah The Federal Government has authorised the use of arms by the civilian aviation security personnelThe post FAAN gets FG's approval to arm airport security appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
A New York, United States-based private equity company, Milost Global Inc., has terminated its fundingThe post US firm, Milost Global, terminates funding deal with Unity Bank appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised the Nigerian publicThe post Beware of fruits ripened with carbide 'NAFDAC warns Nigerians appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Chinenye Anuforo The Government of Edo State and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have reaffirmedThe post NCC, Edo State partner to boost telecoms infrastructure appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, yesterday accusedThe post TSA: CBN paid N7.6bn to MDAs without approval 'AGF appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
MultiChoice Nigeria has boosted its service delivery to customers with the launch of the first DStv ExperienceThe post MultiChoice opens first DStv Experience Centre appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, yesterday constituted his State ExecutiveThe post Obiano inaugurates exco, swears in commissioners, special advisers appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Raphael Ede, Enugu The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), has hailedformer defence minister, GeneralThe post Ohanaeze Youth Council backs Danjuma appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka A 75-year-old man, Chief Charles Okafor, has committed suicide over allegedThe post Father of 10 hangs self in Anambra over wife's infidelity appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)The post Switzerland: Buhari signs MoU on return of illegal assets appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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