NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [10 MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Thursday,  10 May, 2017.


Thu, 10 May 2018
The crises rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) have worsened. This is because the Peoples Democratic Party elements in the party who are the former members of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) accused the ruling party of harassment, intimidation and persecution of its members.

They are the former PDP members who defected to form the APC.

In 2013, some PDP governors and bigwigs fell out with the leadership of the party and demanded the removal of the then national chairman,

Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who had the support of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Former governors Chibuike Amaechi, Rabiu Kwankwanso, Murtala Nyako, Babangida Aliyu, Sule Lamido, of Rivers, Kano and Adamawa, Niger and Jigwa states respectively were the most vocal and staunchest opponents of the Tukur’s leadership and wanted his removal. Jonathan however continued his support for Tukur against the governors’ wishes.

By August 2013, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the seven governors stormed out of the party’s special national convention at Eagle Square, Abuja and announced the formation a new faction of the party and called it the New PDP.


At a press briefing by a former acting national chairman of the party, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, the new faction announced Olagunsola Oyinlola as the national secretary, while Baraje was chairman. The briefing was attended by the seven governors and by then there were reports that the governors were in talks for a merger with the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

In November 2013, the APC then announced a merger with the Abubakar Baraje-led faction of the PDP. Of the seven governors (G7) in the breakaway faction, five including Amaechi, Kwankwaso, Nyako, Ahmed and Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto all joined the APC. Babangida and Lamido were reported to have remained in the PDP for ‘strategic reasons’.

Others bigwigs who left the PDP for APC were former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nasir el Rufai, Speaker of the House of

Representatives, Aminu Masari; former PDP vice chairman, Sam Jaja; Timipre Sylva, former House of Representatives speaker, Aminu Tambuwal and former Kwara governor, Bukola Saraki.

In a scathing letter said to be addressed to the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun, and signed by Baraje and Oyinlola, dated May 7, 2018, they complained bitterly.

The letter reads: “We the members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who moved over from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to form the APC before the 2015 general elections are desirous of strengthening our party especially now that new party congresses have commenced and the convention and another general elections are imminent.

“It is an undeniable historical fact that the movement of the former New PDP block to form the APC contributed immensely to the victory of the APC in the elections.

“The former new PDP included five sitting governors of Sokoto, Kano, Kwara, Adamawa and Rivers states and former governors of Kebbi, Gombe, Osun, former Vice President of Nigeria, former acting National Chairman of PDP, sitting Speaker of the House of Representatives, many serving members of the National Assembly and many renowned politicians and PDP elders. It was a watershed moment in Nigeria’s political history.

“Most of these leaders not only delivered their states to the APC at the elections, some of the governors were also assigned specific responsibilities to ensure that other states were delivered to the APC.

“These efforts, contributions and sacrifice were made in spite of the fact that the presidential ticket was taken by the erstwhile Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) blocks of the party.



Thu, 10 May 2018
The Senate yesterday passed a vote of no confidence on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, for his refusal to appear before it for the third time.

The Red Chamber also describe him as unfit to hold any public office in the country, labelling him a threat to democracy.

Idris was summoned to explain the alleged maltreatment of Senator Dino Melaye by the force and the handling of the continued killings in different parts of the country.


When he first declined to show up a forthnight ago, the Senate Committee Chairman on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim, claimed that the IGP accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi on a state visit.

He was resummoned to appear the following week. Again, Ibrahim said the IGP traveled to Kaduna State to monitor the security situation there. He promised the police boss would appear yesterday.

Disturbed by his consistent refusal to appear, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, met with Buhari on Monday to report the erring IGP.

After the meeting, Saraki told State House correspondents that the IGP would appear before lawmakers on Wednesday (yesterday).


At about 12:15pm yesterday, the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, moved a motion that the IGP be ushered into the chamber by the Clerk to the Senate.

Five minutes later, the Clerk returned and informed the Senate that the IGP did not show up and did not send a representative either.

“I have just been informed that the Inspector-General of Police is not here or anybody in his team so I think we need to decide on the line of action,” Saraki who presided announced.
At this point lawmakers were raging. Lawan informed his colleagues: “For the last two days we have tried to reach the IGP to inform him that he should appear today in keeping our resolution we have done that.

“I think this is very unusual and unfortunate. I feel that a public officer should do what is in the interest of the public.”
Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha, suggested that a closed-door session be held to take a decisive action on the issue. He described the non-appearance as a national disgrace.
Enyinnaya Abaribe warned that the action of the IGP was capable of derailing the country’s democracy. He added that the refusal is an abuse of government’s powers.
Members thereafter, went into a closed-door session for about 30 minutes. Saraki announced the position of the Senate:



Thu, 10 May 2018
The International Sporting Press yesterday in Brussels, Belgium, honoured Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike with the “Power of Sports “ award.

He was nominated by the International Sports Press Association-Africa (AIPS) Africa.

Witnessed by sports personalities and journalists from across the globe, the award to the governor was for his remarkable fidelity in raising the bar of sports matters and using sports as a catalyst for development.

The event took place at Le Plaza, Brussels and was performed by the President, AIPS, Gianni Merlo and President, AIPS Africa, Mitchell Obi.

Sports journalists from 108 countries witnessed the event.


Presenting the award, President AIPS Africa, Mitchell Obi said Governor Wike was being recognised for the use of sports as a tool to engage the youth on the continent.

He urged Governor Wike to sustain his commitment to sports development, as more youths would be empowered in the state.
In his acceptance speech, Governor Wike dedicated the award to God, his immediate family and the good people of Rivers State who had supported his efforts at creating a new Rivers State.

Wike noted that the award would spur him into greater commitment to the service of Rivers State and humanity.

Also on Wednesday, Governor Wike presented a lecture titled: “Peace and Progress through Sports in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria” wherein he canvassed that sport has functions beyond its simplest form as a game to encompass a cost effective means for addressing a broad range of socio-economic challenges that impact on peace and human progress.

He said: “Arguably, there is no social activity that can match the role sport plays in breaking down barriers, bringing people together across nations, promoting understanding, positively engaging the energy of youths and in mobilizing support for social causes.


“ Therefore, event at the simplest level, sport not only improves the mental and physical health of participants; it also helps to inculcate such timeless values as honesty, hard work, obedience, respect, team work, discipline and leadership in the youths.

“And as you know, these are all useful values for creating peaceful and progressive societies, as well as for achieving national peace and basic development goals, including poverty reduction.”

He said states in the Niger Delta region recognise the special power of sports for promoting peace and development in the region.
The governor noted that in addition to sports policies, Niger Delta states all have ministries or departments exclusively responsible for sports development.

He said: “As a result of these efforts at sports development, our country’s national sports teams are always dominated by sports men and women from the region, who are competing with the rest of the world and bringing laurels to Nigeria.

“Apart from giving hope for a brighter future, unemployed youths are also getting increasingly empowered through the various sport platforms the region has provided.

“These engagements have successfully turned most of our youths away from violence and other anti-social behaviour, and thereby enhancing peace and progress at different levels of society.”



Thu, 10 May 2018
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Federal Government has said though it has not prisoners swap treaty with Federal Republic of Tanzania, it will investigate the cases of 27 Nigerianslanguishing in Tanzania prisons without trial. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, gave the indication yesterday, when she had audience...The post FG to investigate non-trial of 27 Nigerians in Tanzania prisons appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
World powers vowed yesterday to uphold a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear programme after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement, raising fears of a fresh confrontation with Tehran. Trump's decision to ditch the accord and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic risks overturning years of painstaking diplomacy, worsening instability in...The post World powers vow to save Iran nuclear deal after US pullout appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Iran's supreme leader has said he doesn't 'trust the UK' and that Donald Trump's body 'will be food for worms'. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had earlier accused Trump of telling 'more than 10 lies' when he announced the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday. He added that the president had threatened...The post . . . Trump will be worm food, says Iran's supreme leader appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
North Korea released three American prisoners and handed them over to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday, clearing a major obstacle to an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The men, who were freed after Pompeo met Kim, were on the way home from Pyongyang on...The post North Korea frees 3 American prisoners ahead of Trump, Kim summit appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure This is not Abeokuta (a city under the rock), Ogun State, known for its Olumo Rock. It is Akure, Ondo State capital, another city literally covered by rocks. Not many visitors would notice the rocks that surround Akure as the rocks are in the outskirts of the city. However, the beauty of...The post Akure: City Swallowed By Rocks appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta In the annals of locating federal tertiary institutions in Abeokuta, Ogun State, one particular location has served consistently for this purpose. Since the state was carved out from the defunct Western Region in 1976, Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary, Isale-Igbehin, Abeokuta, has served as a take-off point or better still, temporary site for...The post Crowther Seminary: The school that birthed federal varsities, colleges in Abeokuta appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Whether sick or healthy you must move Moshood Adebayo Oshodi! What readily come to mind are disorderliness, environmental degradation; insecurity, violence, filthiness and lawlessness with various gang leaders holding sways. Although a major interchange for intra and inter state commuters and buses, yet, it is a dreaded place feared by workers, traders, visitors who...The post Oshodi: 'Building public transportation more important than hospital' appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure A prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Eburu of Iba, Oba Adekunle Okunoye Oyedeji, has made case for the involvement of traditional ruler in government, stressing that monarchs, as custodians of culture and tradition have great roles to play in government. Oba Okunoye who hosted over 200 traditional rulers who are...The post Iba monarch rallies Osun Obas for grassroots development appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Confusion yesterday trailed the aborted All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti stateThe post Confusion trails conduct of APC rescheduled primary appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu said Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo StateThe post Oyo 2019: Ajimobi afraid I'll jail him if I become governor -Shittu appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
By Louis Ibah Former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that the continuous killings andThe post Govs should stand up to end killings -Kalu appeared first on The Sun News. 


Thu, 10 May 2018
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Thu, 10 May 2018
Senate to debate Buhari's bond request Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives yesterdayThe post Reps probe planned sale of NLNG appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, disclosed that Nigeria has widened its tax net fromThe post 19m Nigerians paying tax 'Osinbajo appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Adewale Sanyaolu The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Oil ProducersThe post NCDMB, OPTS sign deal to reduce oil sector contracting cycle appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Steve Agbota The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $1.5 millionThe post AfDB approves $1.5m for Jigawa solar power programme appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Samuel Bello, Abuja Fidelity Bank Plc has doled out N16 million in cash and gifts to its numerous customersThe post Fidelity Bank gives out N16m in promo appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
As Nigeria hands over to Kenya Chinwendu Obienyi Africa and Middle East Regional CommitteeThe post AMERC commends SEC on leadership role appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Bill faces huge policy and logistical challenges 'Analyst Nigeria's parliament aims to passThe post NASS to pass PIB in July -Saraki appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Constance Imasuen The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will introduce a more active infrastructureThe post NCC to introduce new framework on infrastructure-sharing appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
The Presidency has blamed repeated killings in parts of the country as an attempt by some individualsThe post Killings, attempt to create war 'Presidency appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Direct states, LGs to join national strike The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has instructed healthThe post Health workers shut down hospitals nationwide appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Raphael Ede, Enugu The Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF), has asked Igbo to ignore a sit-at-home callThe post May 30: Ignore IPOB, MASSOB sit-at-home order 'BZF appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo; Billy Graham Abel Yola The chairman of Ussa Local Government Area of TarabaThe post 17 murdered in fresh attacks in Adamawa, Taraba appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
The Nigeria Police has described Senate's declaration of Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim IdrisThe post IGP: Senate action deliberate blackmail, witch-hunt ' FPRO appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
The Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, has blamed the AprilThe post Security, lawmakers conspired to steal Senate mace 'Police appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
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Thu, 10 May 2018
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Thu, 10 May 2018
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Thu, 10 May 2018
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Thu, 10 May 2018
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Thu, 10 May 2018
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Thu, 10 May 2018
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Thu, 10 May 2018
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Thu, 10 May 2018
Oseloka H. Obaze Consequently, Nigeria's democracy struggle due to an unwritten code and consensusThe post Nigerian elite and democracy's uncertainties (2) appeared first on The Sun News. 

Thu, 10 May 2018
Due to the gross abuse of codeine-based cough syrups in the northern part of the country, the FederalThe post Ban of codeine-based cough syrups appeared first on The Sun News. 
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