NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 APRIL, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday,  17 April, 2017.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
The fragile security in Benue, Kano and Nasarawa was again shattered, yesterday, as gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen killed no fewer than 41 persons.

Among them were four mobile policemen who were reportedly mowed down in Ayinbe, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State and four suspected herders killed by troops during a gun duel.

Worse hit was Nasarawa were the rampaging gunmen murdered 32 Tiv villagers at different locations across the southern senatorial district in a well coordinated attacks yesterday.

The attackers were said to have carried out the dastardly act on the Tiv villages simultaneously across Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma LGA, leaving 19 others with severe gun and matchet injuries.

At the time of filing this report, over 10,000 Tiv villagers were said to have been trapped along the Agwatashi-Jangwa road in Obi LGAs shortly after the marauding herdsmen sacked over 200 villages including Uvirkaa, hometown of Commissioner for Water Resources, Gabriel Akaaka.

Our correspondent who went round some of the affected areas gathered that about 15,000 fleeing Tiv villagers were stranded in streets of Lafia, the state capital.

Already, over 100,000 are taking refuge in different Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), camps at Agwatashi, Aloshi, Awe, Adudu, Obi, Keana, Doma, Agyaragu, among other locations.

A visit to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia where eight victims are currently receiving treatment, also revealed that five bodies were deposited at the hospital mortuary out of which three were later released by the Police for burial.


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Confirming the development in Lafia, President of Tiv Youth Organization (Nasarawa State chapter), Peter Ahemba said the entire Tiv villages had been sacked, noting that most of the affected villages were being occupied by the invaders.

“As I speak, nine corpses of our people killed this morning by the Fulani terrorists in Wurji village of Keana LGA have just been recovered and brought to Keana town by the Police.

“Last night, seven of our people were killed in a coordinated attacks with 11 others still missing at Kertyo and Apurugh villages in Obi LGA. Last Saturday, we recorded eight deaths from similar attacks in Kadarko area, four from Aloshi axis, one from Agberagba, all in Keana LGA. Another six persons were shot at Imon village and were rushed to Obi General Hospial. One of them later died. This is just few out of deaths we recorded within the last three days as a result of these senseless attacks,” he noted.

The Tiv youth leader, who alleged that the gun wielding herdsmen were conveyed in trucks to the state to carry out the inhuman act, said it was now clear that incessant attacks on Tiv people were no longer protests against any enacted law but a calculated attempt to exterminate the Tiv community.

He, therefore, appealed to international community to intervene to save the state and country from the current bloodbath.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed the attacks but said they were yet to ascertain the number of causalities.

Meanwhile, the trouble in Benue State, Daily Sun gathered, started on Sunday evening when two Mobile policemen deployed following the New Year day attack in the state who were returning from Anyinbe to Ayilamo were shot at by gunmen believed to be herdsmen.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he was more bothered about the security and economy of the country than the 2019 general elections.

He was speaking yesterday in London during a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May. “We campaigned on three major issues, to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption. We have elections next year, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy,” Buhari told May.

Security, the economy and fight against corruption constitute Buhari’s three-prong focus.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who is on the president’s entourage in London, in a statement, said “the three-pronged focus of the current administration resonated through the conversation, as President Muhammadu Buhari held a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister, Theresa May on Monday at 10, Downing Street, London.”

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Buhari further recalled that Nigeria and Britain have a long history of cooperation on several fronts. He said: “People ought to know how they arrived where they are, if they would move forward. It was a mistake for us to have stopped the teaching of history as a subject in schools, but we are returning it to the curriculum now.”


 
The President commended British companies like Unilever, Cadbury, and many others, “who have stood with Nigeria through thick and thin. Even when we fought a Civil War, they never left.

“But like Oliver Twist, we ask for more investments. We are encouraging more British companies to come to Nigeria. We appreciate the support you have given in training and equipping our military, particularly in the war against insurgency, but we want to also continue to work with you on trade and investment,” Buhari declared.

Adesina said May was particular about abduction of young schoolgirls by Boko Haram, noting that Britain would continue to give Nigeria the needed assistance. The Prime Minister said the Buhari administration has “been making good progress on the economy,” and urged it to maintain the focus, despite approaching elections, and increase in political activities.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Pandemonium ensued on Sunday evening at Anaku community, Ayamelum LGA, Anambra State, as a combined team of policemen and AVS, Anaku unit, numbering about 30, allegedly raided the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and BIM secretariat in the area.

The police team reportedly also shot two members, Mr. Jude Osiagugo and John Udekwe, and carted away the group’s valuable items and cash.

Leader of MASSOB, Anambra North zone, Mr. Damian Nzekwe, speaking to newsmen in Onitsha yesterday, said the policemen came in a convoy of about four Hilux trucks and stormed their meeting venue, shot directly at the members and threw tear gas canisters in their bid to disperse the crowded secretariat that was filled to capacity.


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According to Mr. Nzekwe, the team was led by the DPO of Ayamelum, Supol Okwor, and chairman AVS, Mr. Mmaduechi Oranyelu.

Nzekwe said many members lost their handsets to the police while scampering for safety as well as others items.

“They also collected the sum of N700,000 being the amount realized from contributions and levy from the seven regional administrators in Anambra North for the ongoing building work there.”

Leader of Biafra Independence Movement and founder of MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has condemned the attack saying that despite the non-violent method of its agitation that police could still visit the group with brute force.

When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) incharge of Ayamelum, Supol Okwor, said the police only performed their constitutional duty but denied touching or collecting any money from the scene.


 
When asked if anybody was shot or injured, he said the PPRO should be in a better position to clarify.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nkiru Nwode, queried the reporter for believing what she said the MASSOB claimed.

She said that as far as the Force was concerned, MASSOB and its affiliated groups remain proscribed organisations.

Meanwhile, the apex Igbo cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has demanded for a full-scale investigation into the alleged raid and shooting of two members of MASSOB, at their Anambra State Secretariat on Sunday. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Fred Ezeh, Abuja Federal Government has launched the 2018 nationwide readership promotion campaign meant to reawaken the reading culture of Nigerians. The objective of the campaign which will be implemented by the National Library of Nigeria (NLN) will expose Nigerians to the benefits of reading and learning to human development. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu...The post FG begins nationwide readership promotion campaign appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Magnus Eze, Abuja Nigeria ranks 126 of 198 countries on the Global Poverty Index and the 6th poorest country in Africawith 70 per cent of its population below poverty line. It is therefore, apt to say that the 10th inaugural lecture of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State, on the theme: 'That evil...The post Prof Nwoye proffers solution to poverty appeared first on The Sun News. 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
AdemolaAdeleke, representing Osun West senatorial district in the Eighth Senate, has declared his interestThe post Osun: Senator Adeleke writes PDP, declares guber bid appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Obidike Jerry Nnamdi Obi, a Pharmacist, is the MD/CEO, Embassy Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company Limited.The post 2019: Third force politics can't take us anywhere -Obi appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
John Adams, Minna Members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP (PDP) National Working Committee, ledThe post PDP NWC meets IBB in Minna appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Nigeria international, Victor Moses has been shortlisted for Chelsea's Player of the Year for the 2017-18The post Victor Moses shortlisted for Chelsea Player of The Year appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Amechi Ogbonna Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dambatta,The post MTN'll list on Stock Exchange this year 'Dambatta appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Louis Ibah Kenya Airways is blaming the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) for the sackThe post Kenya Airways blames labour for sack of 24 Nigerian staff appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Royal fathers endorse gov's re-election Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, in continuationThe post Ugwuanyi disburses N5m to another 171 communities for devt appeared first on The Sun News. 

Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr 2018
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