NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 JUNE, 2018].

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FG honours Abiola, others today
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
As President Muhammadu Buhari confers honours on the heroes of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission (NEC) that conducted the poll, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, has written to excuse himself from the event.He told the president in his letter: “Certainly, the scheduled event on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, (today) will rekindle the national consciousness of all Nigerians for a better nation. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I will not be present at the investiture ceremony as I am outside the country.”

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He, however, commended Buhari for recognising June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day and for honouring the memory of Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the election.

There have been calls for the inclusion of Nwosu in the list of those to be honoured on account of the annulled presidential election.

The letter released yesterday in Abuja by the Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Lawrence Ojabo, read: “Indeed, June 12, 1993, marked a turning point in Nigeria’s tortuous journey towards a democratic polity. It is an honour to the very hardworking men and women of the defunct NEC under my leadership at this long awaited recognition. I humbly commend this action by the president.

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“Undoubtedly, the democratic system of governance is the best, especially for the multi-ethnic nation like ours. I thank you for building on the foundation, which my team and I laboured strenuously to establish and actualise on June 12, 1993. It is our hope that expanding the frontiers of democracy of which all the people of Nigeria, regardless of ethnic group, will provide economic, social and developmental benefits that will certainly make Nigeria a great nation not only in Africa but across the world.”
Meanwhile, Senator Victor Umeh, representing Anambra Central has described Nwosu as “the actual hero of the 1993 general elections.”

Speaking to newsmen in Awka shortly after being made the ‘NUJ Man of the Year 2017’ by the Anambra State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Umeh stressed that though it was commendable on the part of the president to honour Abiola, his running mate Babagana Kingibe and Gani Fawehinmi, doing so without the man who took the risk to ensure the election held in the freest and fairest manner ever and declared result, was another act of injustice and marginalisation of Igbo.

“Nwosu conducted the 1993 elections and defied all manner of pressures. He was also in the process of announcing the results of that election when the soldiers stormed his office and whisked him away with the results of the election.

“When they called him on phone not to announce the result, he refused and was already announcing the results state by state and was on course to getting to the final declaration when the soldiers stepped in, put gun on his head, stopped him and whisked him away.

“So, celebrating those who were presumed to have won the election and forgetting the person who ensured that that election took place and conducted it in the freest and fairest manner was a grave omission on the part of the Federal government,” he said.
However, former National Chairman of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Tony Anenih, says he stands by his views on June 12, as expressed in his book, titled;

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How Osinbajo escaped death ‘Presidency
Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Aso Villa Chaplain, Seyi Malomo, senior pastors drawn from the Redeemed Christian Church of God, including leaders from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria(PFN) gathered at the Preasidential Villa, yesterday, to offer praises and thanksgiving to God for sparing the life of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, last Thursday.

The helicopter which conveyed Osibanjo from the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, where he attended the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1/2018 participants was forced to land few seconds after take off.

Last Thursday, Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, on his Twitter handle, @akandeoj, claimed the vice president returned to Aso Rock by road due to technical reasons.
Akande wrote: “VP Osinbajo attended the graduation ceremony of Nigeria Customs Senior Course in Gwagwalada today (Thursday).

“On his way back, it was decided, for technical reasons, not to fly the chopper that had brought him to the venue.

“He drove back to the presidential villa and continued (with) his schedule.”

Malomo, who organised the thanksgiving service said there was every reason to thank God for sparing Osinbajo’s life.

According to the cleric, the incident is significant because it was not just Osinbajo’s life that was spared, the country, Nigeria and its leaders were also preserved from the calamity that would have befallen it.

“Last week, we received the news, with shock, that the vice president’s helicopter engine failed and we thank God that God preserved him. The preservation of leaders is the preservation of the nation and, as a result, we want to thank God.

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June 12: How efforts to get Abiola out of jail alive failed ‘Kenny Martins
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Chidi Obineche With the recent declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to honour the acclaimed winnerThe post June 12: How efforts to get Abiola out of jail alive failed ‘Kenny Martins appeared first on The Sun News.
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Sex-for-marks
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Randy lecturers on the prowl in universities Gabriel Dike; Bianca Iboma; Fred Ezeh, Abuja; Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja The nation’s tertiary institution has come a long way. Since the establishment of Yaba Higher College, there has been a phenomenal growth in the sector, which now include private institutions. According to stakeholders, these growth and development…The post Sex-for-marks appeared first on The Sun News.
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Oloyede decries falling standard of English Language proficiency
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Veteran broadcaster, Mrs. Bimbo Oloyede has lamented the falling standard of English Language proficiency among Nigerians, especially the poor pronunciation of English words among public speakers including journalists, customer service providers, teachers, and even politicians. Oloyede, who linked the development to poor training, illiteracy, influences of dialects, among others, suggested that certain experts in the…The post Oloyede decries falling standard of English Language proficiency app
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Use research to solve national problems ‘Crawford Varsity VC
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Gabriel Dike Worried by the numerous societal problems confronting the nation, the Vice Chancellor of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State, Prof. Isaac Ajayi has called on the Federal Government, private sector and relevant stakeholders to fund researches in some fields to tackle national issues. Prof Ajayi who spoke at the first research event since the…The post Use research to solve national problems ‘Crawford Varsity VC appeared first on The Sun News.
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Super Eagles improving everyday ‘ Etebo
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Signs 5-year Stoke City deal Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo says the team is making seriousThe post Super Eagles improving everyday Etebo appeared first on The Sun News.
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Rohr drops Ezenwa to 3rd choice
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
With young Francis Uzoho confirmed as the first choice in the Super Eagles line up, Nigerians would beThe post Rohr drops Ezenwa to 3rd choice appeared first on The Sun News.
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Croatia coach dreads Iwobi, Victor Moses combo
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Says his best’ll play Nigeria Croatia Coach, Zlatko Dali’ expects Nigeria to be a threat on theThe post Croatia coach dreads Iwobi, Victor Moses combo appeared first on The Sun News.
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AWCON 2018: Falcons berth in Ghana in style
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Monica Iheakam Super Falcons yesterday cruised to their 11th African Women’s Cup of Nations in a classicThe post AWCON 2018: Falcons berth in Ghana in style appeared first on The Sun News.
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Russia 2018: NPFL coaches make case for home-based players
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NAN The Technical Advisers of Kwara United FC of Ilorin, Abubakar Bala, and his FC Ifeanyi Ubah counterpart,The post Russia 2018: NPFL coaches make case for home-based players appeared first on The Sun News.
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Nigeria, Morocco sign 25-year gas pipeline agreement
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday,The post Nigeria, Morocco sign 25-year gas pipeline agreement appeared first on The Sun News.
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June 12:Opportunity to rectifywrongs ‘Obi
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has said June 12 is an opportunity to correct wrongs,The post June 12:Opportunity to rectifywrongs ‘Obi appeared first on The Sun News.
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June 12: Honour Justice Akanbi, Wali, Afe Babalola urged Buhari
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
MASSOB, Deaf association commend, knock president Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki, with agency report AgainstThe post June 12: Honour Justice Akanbi, Wali, Afe Babalola urged Buhari appeared first on The Sun News.
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A master stroke
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to bring the June 12 imbroglio to a resounding closure is simplyThe post A master stroke appeared first on The Sun News.
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Abiola’s kinsmen want handover date shifted to June 12
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Kinsmen of the late M.K.OAbiola in Gbagura, Abeokuta, have asked the FederalThe post Abiola’s kinsmen want handover date shifted to June 12 appeared first on The Sun News.
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Universities of moral transgressions
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
There is something morally disgusting that is going on in Nigerian universities. Academic staff membersThe post Universities of moral transgressions appeared first on The Sun News.
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OPC honours Kalu
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Sunday Ani A Yoruba socio-cultural group, the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), on June 9, conferred onThe post OPC honours Kalu appeared first on The Sun News.
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Gunmen attack Malu in Benue
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Gen. John Malu, younger brother of the late Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Victor Malu,The post Gunmen attack Malu in Benue appeared first on The Sun News.
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Kalu to Buhari: Address injustice suffered by South East during civil war
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Louis Ibah Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has called on President Muhammadu BuhariThe post Kalu to Buhari: Address injustice suffered by South East during civil war appeared first on The Sun News.
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June 12: Struggle without end
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Ismail Omipidan The saying by an American clergyman that a leader is ‘one who knows the way, goes theThe post June 12: Struggle without end appeared first on The Sun News.
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FG’s ‘one million houses a year’ promise
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The promise by the Federal Government to build one million new houses for the citizenry yearly may wellThe post FG’s ‘one million houses a year’ promise appeared first on The Sun News.
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Commission’s boss, lawmaker mourn late Ras Kimono
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NAN The Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission, Mr Gabe Onah, has expressed sadness over the death ofThe post Commission’s boss, lawmaker mourn late Ras Kimono appeared first on The Sun News.
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