NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Sun Online Newspaper for today, Friday,  18 May, 2018.



Fri, 18 May 2018
The National Economic Council (NEC), presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday, said the final report on the forensic audit of revenue accruals by revenue generating agencies confirmed massive under-remittances to government coffers to the tune of N8.1 trillion.

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, who briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, said various revenue generating agencies shortchanged the government of N526 billion and $21 billion between 2010 and 2015.

Dankwambo, who chaired NEC Adhoc Committee on Remittances, said the infractions were identified by KPMG which was contracted to carry out a forensic audit of revenue remittances to the Federation Account by NEC.


 
He said his committee briefed NEC on the findings and it was resolved that the audit period be extended up to June 2017. The Gombe State governor said the financial audit consultancy firm (KPMG), covered 18 revenue generating agencies, which were found culpable of under-remitting to the Federal Government coffer up to the said sum. The agencies investigated include the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS); the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Others include Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA); Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR); and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), among others.

Dankwambo said a subcommittee will be set up to look at the details of the infringements. Those that are criminal in nature will be handed over to Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) for prosecution. He said, “KPMG presented the report of the technical audit of RGAs and concluded that the total sum of N526 billion and $21 billion were under-paid to the Federation Account.

“NEC’s Ad-hoc Committee chaired by Gombe State Governor with members that included Governors of Edo, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, Lagos and the Finance Minister recommended a refund of the amounts under-paid.
 
“Council adopted the presentations and reports of KPMG and the recommendations of its Ad-hoc Committee including a resolution to identify instances where there appears to have been criminal infringements and forward such to the AGF and the Legal Committee of the National Economic Council (NEC) for further action. 


Fri, 18 May 2018
Fear engulfed Agu-Awka area of Awka, capital of Anambra State, yesterday, over alleged threats by Fulani herdsmen; to attack residents after one of them was declared missing in the area.


 
Already, residents, especially those at Odera Estate, have started evacuating their families.

In a swift reaction, yesterday, the State Police Command dismissed reports of any planned reprisal by herdsmen and urged the people go about their normal businesses, describing the reports as handiwork of mischief makers.
Regardless, Daily Sun gathered the people of the area started fleeing the area on Sunday, after herdsmen, numbering about 40, stormed the estate and threatened to come for war over one of them who was allegedly attacked by the vigilante in the estate on Saturday night and whom they have not seen since then.

A resident of the estate, who declined to be named said: “Trouble started Saturday when one of the cattle rearers had disagreement with the vigilante who tried to stop him from taking his cattle across the residential estate and he cut one of the vigilante on the hand with his matchet and a fight ensued and he, in turn, was wounded.
“On Sunday, about 40 Hausa cattle rearers stormed the estate, protesting that they were looking for their brother and that they would retaliate.


 
“It is already causing serious fear in the area and people are already fleeing their houses; for fear of attack.”
But, the state Police/Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed (SP) of the Command countered in a statement.

“The publication is definitely a figment of the imagination of mischief makers.
“It was probably orchestrated by those elements who are not happy with the prevailing peace in the state, which the law enforcement agencies, in collaboration with well-meaning individuals, are working assiduously to maintain.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the state is enjoying a harmonious relationships between farmers and herdsmen who usually resolve any dispute amicably, through an existing channel laid down by the state government, which comprises law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders.

Fri, 18 May 2018
The jostle for control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State has continued unabated as two persons are feared dead following violence which erupted during the local government congresses in the state.

Investigations by Daily Sun revealed that the local government congresses schedule to hold on Tuesday were conducted on Wednesday, in the Central and Northern senatorial districts, due to late arrival of materials in those areas.


 
It was learnt that while congresses in the South went on well, the congresses in the Central and Northern senatorial districts were marred by violence and alleged irregularities, leading to the alleged death of two persons in Boki and Yakurr just as election were postponed in those places.
Areas affected by irregularities include Yakurr, Obubra, Ikom, Etung, Boki and Ogoja local government areas.

Eyewitness, Nkim Ibor, said hoodlums, armed to the teeth and numbering over 20, stormed the congress venue in Ugep in Yakurr local government and shot sporadically into the air, apparently to scare the party members away and possibly cart away the congress materials.

The development created panic within the environment as people took to their heels for safety.
Ibor said: “Gunmen disrupted the exercise by shooting in the air, while some were shouting no congress. The hoodlums also attacked the police station opposite the venue of the exercise and threw stones at the police building, destroying doors and windows.


 
Also speaking, Vice Chairman of APC Central, Mr. Cletus Obun, said: “I miraculously escaped assassination as our convoy carrying the congress materials was attacked at Nko, leaving about six people wounded and the police van damaged in the process.”

Confirming the incident in Yakurr local government area, Chairman of the Congress Committee for the area, Mr. Owan Kenneth, said: “There was violence at venue of the congress. And because of the ugly incident, the organising committee of the congress, in the area, in consultation with the stakeholders of the party in the area, resolved to postpone the exercise and returned all materials to the state secretariat of the party, until a new date is fixed.

Expressing worry at the ugly development, APC Vice Chairman, South South, Mr. Hillard Etta, said: “It was a fierce battle in Yakurr, on Wednesday, during the chapter congresses. We had to postpone the congress to avoid loss of life. Besides, we are worried at the high level of irregularities which characterised the local government congresses. It is even more worrisome that four days after conducting ward congresses, list of officers elected are not yet published.

Fri, 18 May 2018
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Fri, 18 May 2018
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Fri, 18 May 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated five-member State Congress Committees,The post State Congresses, Appeal Committees: APC appoints Zwingina, Ekwunife, Obende, 70 others appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Tony John, Port Harcourt Men of the Nigerian Army stormed a police station along Ada-George Road in Obio-AkporThe post Rivers: Soldiers sack police station, arrest officers over colleague's death appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Magnus Eze, Enugu Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said President Muhammadu Buhari'sThe post 2019: Nigerians'll decide Buhari's fate 'Onyeama appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Threatens to deal with attendees Okey Sampson, Aba; Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Indigenous PeopleThe post IPOB vows to stop Igbo summit appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
It's political witchhunt, says lawmaker James Ojo and Fred Itua, Abuja Operatives of the EconomicThe post EFCC detains senator over N1.1bn vehicle gifts appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
By Zika Bobby Customs Area Controller of Seme Border Command, Aliyu Mohammed, has said that taking stolenThe post Customs, Interpol intercept N1.3bn stolen vehicles appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Philip Nwosu The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General EnobongThe post Army reads the riot act to vandals, cultists in Lagos appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Noah Ebije, Kaduna; Rose Ejembi, Makurdi No fewer than 10 persons were killed by bandits in Birnin-GwariThe post 13 killed in Kaduna, Benue appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Clashes not ethnic, religious 'FG National Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders AssociationThe post Miyetti Allah blames govs for farmers/herders crisis appeared first on The Sun News. 


Fri, 18 May 2018
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Fri, 18 May 2018
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Fri, 18 May 2018
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and Senate President Bukunola Saraki are eventually involvedThe post Trap for Buhari on due process appeared first on The Sun News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
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Fri, 18 May 2018
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Fri, 18 May 2018
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Fri, 18 May 2018
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Fri, 18 May 2018
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