NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH APRIL, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Friday,  6th April, 2017.
Fri, 06 Apr 2018
Controversy has continued to trail the $321 million Abacha loot with the Switzerland government and the Federal Government sharply disagreeing over the whereabouts of the money.

While the Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Chad, Niger and the Economic Community of West African States, Eric Mayoraz said his government has returned the money, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun said the Muhammadu Buhari-led government has no information about the return of the said $321 million by the Government of Switzerland.

But the ambassador who spoke exclusively with Daily Sun in Abuja, insisted the money has been deposited in the Nigerian account with the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland.

He directed Daily Sun reporter to find out from the Minister of Finance, Adeosun, where the money actually is.

“The money has been put on a bank account of Nigeria at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, but it belongs to Nigeria. And now, it is in the process of being put on the national bank account here in Nigeria.

“But you should ask the Minister of Finance where the money actually is because it is not anymore in Swiss hands, it is in Nigerian hands since the beginning of this year,” Mayoraz said.

The Bank for International Settlements, a global financial institution owned by central banks, fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and equally serves as a bank for central banks.

Mayoraz said in collaboration with the World Bank, the Swiss Government has put in place, a mechanism to ensure that there is no case of disappearance of the funds like it happened in the past.

He said the money would be used for the National Social Safety Net Programme, a programme of the Presidency.

“So, this is cash transfer for the poorest Nigerians. The programme exists already and now again, I don’t know if this particular money was already used for this or if it is still waiting.

“But the programme is there, there is monitoring also from the World Bank, together with the Nigerian Ministry of Finance and the Presidency on its repatriation.

“Also, I think it is an important part to mention that the Nigerian civil society, Reverend Ugholo, and his association, are part of the monitoring of this money.

“I think this is a common interest from Switzerland, Nigerian government and the World Bank that the money goes to the people of Nigeria and avoid a situation that the money would disappear again,” Mayoraz added.

But Adeosun who spoke through her Special Adviser on Media, Oluyinka Akintunde, said she had no knowledge of the return of the money recovered from the late former military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha.

“I don’t have any information with respect to the return of $321m Abacha loot by Switzerland,” she maintained.


 
When asked about other Nigerians who may have their funds trapped in Swiss banks, Mayoraz declined comment alluding to the confidentiality of the process.

Mayoraz, however, recalled the memorandum of understanding signed between the Nigerian Ministry of Justice and the Swiss Government on bilateral mutual  legal assistance, saying that if such request emanate from the  Federal Government, the Swiss Government will follow up and will freeze the money.

Recall that during the inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) in Washington, United States, in December 2017, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the Government of Switzerland, Nigeria and the World Bank to repatriate the sum of $321 million said to have been stolen by former head of state, late General Sani Abacha.

The Federal Government, had through the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Justice Reform and Open Government Partnership (OGP), Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, said the funds would be used for social protection programmes, and called on civil society organisations and the media  to monitor the use.

Fri, 06 Apr 2018
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Nigerians are experiencing the height of irresponsibility in governance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) -led Federal Government’s  refusal to obey the rule of law.

The governor also alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as presently constituted, is setting the stage for the rigging of the 2019 general election.

However, he noted that Rivers people have the capacity to resist INEC and APC’s rigging machine.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by civil society organisations in Rivers, yesterday, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike said publishing the list of persons standing trial in courts and calling them looters is an unfortunate act of irresponsibility by the federal government.

He said the act of irresponsibility was worsened by the fact that APC leaders standing trial were allegedly excluded by the federal government.

“This is an irresponsible federal government that has no respect for the rule of law. They have become  the judge and the prosecutor in cases before courts.

“All they want to do is tie the hands of judges to ensure those standing trial are convicted at all costs.”

The governor pointed out that the ’’irresponsible list’’ of looters excluded the name of a former governor, who, he said had been indicted by the court-approved Judicial Commission of Inquiry for allegedly embezzling over N90 billion state funds.

On the alleged plot by INEC, the federal government and security agencies to rig elections in Rivers, Wike said available credible intelligence indicated that strategies have been mapped out by the illegal agents.

He alleged that Mr. Akin Fakorede of the  Rivers State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), was indicted by INEC in its official report for the re-run elections, but the commission made no attempt to prosecute him.

The governor said,  instead of prosecuting Fakorede, he was promoted by the Police high command to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and posted to Yobe State, ‘‘but, the posting cancelled for him to remain in Rivers State for planned electoral fraud.’.

He said despite overwhelming evidence, INEC had refused to respond to the fraudulent release of  two separate original Rivers East senatorial district result sheets.

“Unfortunately for them, we have so much capacity to resist any attempt to manipulate the forthcoming elections,” he said.

Wike also alleged a plot to unleash violence on the state using SARS and other security agencies, “so that the elections are not held alongside other states, thereby, paving way for their rigging plan.”

Fri, 06 Apr 2018
Ten people were feared   killed by Fulani herdsmen in Mbakyondo, Mbakpa and Sengaev communities in Agagbe District of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State, yesterday.

Sources from the area told newsmen that herdsmen stormed the communities at about 2:00am on Wednesday, and shot sporadically; in all directions.

Many villagers were said to have been killed in their sleep and several others injured. Several houses were also said to have been razed by the invading herdsmen.

Daily Sun gathered that the invasion may not be unconnected with the alleged clash between some youths in Mbakpa community and some Fulani herdsmen in the area early this week.

It was further gathered that during the clash, one Fulani herder was missing even as the development led to exodus of locals from the community for fear of a reprisal.


 
Speaking with newsmen, Commissioner of Police in the state, Fatai Owoseni,  who confirmed the clash, said the police command is already in talks with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and the body of herders on the matter.

“Gwer West Local Government in Mbakpa community woke up to a report that the youths in that community led an attack on some herdsmen in the area. There is now an exodus of members of the community into Naka town for fear of a reprisal.

“We are still talking with leaders of herdsmen in that area to ascertain the level of casualty. We heard that one of the herdsmen is missing and we immediately got in touch with leadership of MACBAN and the body of herders in order to douse and prevent an escalation of anything that could come as reprisal.

The commissioner, who warned that his command will not tolerate any form of self help,  urged the general public to report any form of security threat in their areas, instead of taking laws into their hands.”

Thereafter, Owoseni confirmed only two casualities and added that the perpetiators were “transborder criminals operating in the state.”


Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
If everything goes as planned, Afro hip-hop superstar, Olamide Adedeji popularly known as Olamide Baddo, will tie the knot with his baby mama, Aisha Suleiman before the end of this month. A reliable source told TS Weekend: 'Remember that he recently proposed to his baby mama and the only love of his life, Aisha. I...The post Olamide set to wed baby mama, Aisha appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
On Sunday, April 29, all roads will lead to Warri City Stadium, Warri, Delta State, as Harrysong moves to rewrite history when the show aptly tagged: 'Kingmakers' kicks-off at 12 noon. A statement from the platform said: 'Harrysong's audacity to dream big and take the first steps in making his dreams a reality will forever...The post Harrysong poised to make history in Warri appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
Fred Itua, Abuja Senators, yesterday, queried the sum of N800 million budgeted for the purchase of securityThe post Senators query N800m security vote for NIWA appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
Govt denies hiking childbirth fees Bamigbola Gbolagunte Akure Pregnant women in Akure, the Ondo StateThe post Pregnant women protest alleged N25,000 medical bill in Ondo appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
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