NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [3RD JULY, 2018].

Policemen protest as Osinbajo summons IGP
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Mobile policemen in Maiduguri, Borno State, yesterday, staged a protest over non-payment of their allowances. The protesting policemen barricaded the command’s headquarters located on Maiduguri-Kano Expressway.

The protest disrupted traffic on the road.

One of protesting policemen, said they were angry over non-payment of their allowances in the last six months.
“About 10, 000 mobile policemen were deployed to the state from different commands but we have not received our allowances in the past six months.

“We have been serving at the command headquarters since our deployment; but some of us deployed to other locations outside the headquarters were being paid their allowances as and when due. We have been facing hardships as a result of the non-payment of the allowances. We have made several complaints but nobody listened to us,” the aggrieved policeman said.

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However, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was summoned to the Presidential Villa yesterday, where Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met him behind closed doors. The meeting is coming on the heels of the protests in Maiduguri, Borno State, by some policemen over non-payment of their allowances.

He was seen leaving the Villa at about 2pm, but it was not clear if the IGP was summoned on the matter or if he decided on his own to brief Osinbajo of the development.

The meeting held inside the Vice President’s office at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari was attending the 31st ordinary session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Mauritania. Idris did not speak with journalists at the end of the meeting.

The Presidency was yet to officially react to the development at press time. Meanwhile, the Police Force headquarters in Abuja has blamed the late passage of the 2018 budget for its inability to pay the allowances of its personnel serving in the North East. This is even as the force headquarters denied reports that mobile policemen protested in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday morning over non-payment of their special duty allowance.

Force public relations officer, Moshood Jimoh, who made this known in a statement, said: “The force wishes to categorically state that it is not correct that police personnel protested in Maiduguri today, July 2, 2018.”

The statement made available to Daily Sun read: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to media report that policemen protested in Maiduguri over non-payment of their special duty allowance.

“Some of the Police Mobile Force personnel on special duty in Maiduguri went to the Borno State Police Command Headquarters on enquiry over the delay in the payment of their special duty allowance in the early hours of today and not on protest as reported in some media.

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Tanker explosion: Lagos to prosecute truck owner, driver
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
The Lagos State Government is perfecting plans to prosecute the owner and driver of the ill-fated fuel tanker which exploded on Otedola Bridge, inward Ojodu-Berger, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, last Thursday.

Lagos Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal disclosed this to newsmen, yesterday. on Monday.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem had, at the weekend, written to Edgal to advise him on the relevant provisions of the law that could guide the ongoing investigation which would lead to possible prosecution.

Confirming receipt of the letter while briefing Government House Correspondents, after the Security Council Meeting chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Edgal said investigations into the incident are ongoing and that government will not allow vehicles which pose serious danger to residents on the road.

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The police chief, who briefed journalists alongside heads of other security agencies in the state, specifically commiserated with those who lost loved ones in the tragic incident, a also commending emergency responders who quickly raced to the scene to keep the causality figure low.

“As regards investigation into the matter, it is in top gear. I have just received a letter from the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice which stated very clearly charges which we are going to prefer against the driver and the owner of that tanker.”

The death toll rose to 12, from an initial 10, yesterday.

Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, also told journalists, yesterday, that 10 bodies were recovered from the scene of the incident (as opposed to the nine initially reported).

Idris added that others are responding to treatment.

The tragic explosion occurred when the tanker was heading out of Lagos towards the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which engulfed over 54 vehicles.
Many escaped abandoning their vehicles. Firefighters later battled and put out the inferno.

Barely 24 hours after the incident, another crash occurred along the same bridge on Friday.

According to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), two vehicles, a commercial bus, and a Toyota Hiace colluded while driving inward Lagos.

The RRS said the incident was a result of reckless driving on the part of the commercial bus driver who was on high speed against the traffic.

“Reckless Danfo driver speeding on 1 way had a head-on collision with Toyota Hiace bus entering Lagos opposite scene of yesterday’s tanker fire,” the RRS tweeted on Friday.

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Malaria prevalence has dropped significantly in Nigeria ‘ FG
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Fred Ezeh, Abuja The FederalGovernment said its approach to the fight against malaria has yielded positive result, going by records which confirmed significant drop in malaria prevalence in the country. Government insisted that malaria is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the country, in spite of the significant drop in its prevalence…The post Malaria prevalence has dropped significantly in Nigeria ‘ FG appeared first on The Sun News.
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2019: INEC won’t print ballot papers abroad ‘ Yakubu
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has assured that ballot papers in the 2019 election will be printed in Nigeria; just as he recalled that over seven million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have not been collected from the 2015 general elections. The first priority of INEC has been to patronise…The post 2019: INEC won’t print ballot papers abroad ‘ Yakubu appeared first on The Sun News.
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APC’ll be better under Oshiomhole’s leadership ‘ Senator Abe
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Agovernorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, SenatorThe post APC’ll be better under Oshiomhole’s leadership Senator Abe appeared first on The Sun News.
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We have no plans to merge with APC ‘ PPA
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) has said it has no plans to merge withThe post We have no plans to merge with APC ‘ PPA appeared first on The Sun News.
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Saraki’s chief of staff dumps APC
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Says ruling party must not be allowed beyond 2019 Sola Ojo, Kaduna Chief of Staff to the Senate President,The post Saraki’s chief of staff dumps APC appeared first on The Sun News.
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Oyo APC splinter group, Unity Forum, joins ADC
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
A splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Unity Forum, has finally resolvedThe post Oyo APC splinter group, Unity Forum, joins ADC appeared first on The Sun News.
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NLC scribe, Ugboaja, joins Reps race
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Remi Adefulu The Assistant Secretary General of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Mr Emma Ugboaja,The post NLC scribe, Ugboaja, joins Reps race appeared first on The Sun News.
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Corruption, stealing under APC unprecedented ‘Turaki, PDP presidential aspirant
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi The former minister of Special Duties, Labour and Productivity under theThe post Corruption, stealing under APC unprecedented ‘Turaki, PDP presidential aspirant appeared first on The Sun News.
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Imo APC congress: Okorocha, Imo coalition know fate Thursday
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has set asideThe post Imo APC congress: Okorocha, Imo coalition know fate Thursday appeared first on The Sun News.
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PDP vows to retain power in Akwa Ibom
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Joe Effiong, Uyo The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to retain power in Akwa Ibom State asThe post PDP vows to retain power in Akwa Ibom appeared first on The Sun News.
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APC convention: How battle was fought, lost
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Ismail Omipidan and Fred Itua ‘DEMOCRACY is hypocrisy without limitation.’ The above quote from theThe post APC convention: How battle was fought, lost appeared first on The Sun News.
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Chris Giwa takes over NFF office as Pinnick kicks
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Gets warm reception from staff Says, ‘For four years, I fought the battle, went extra mile to get justiceThe post Chris Giwa takes over NFF office as Pinnick kicks appeared first on The Sun News.
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My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007)(12)
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
One significant achievement of our administration (1999-2007) was the enthronement of excellence in theThe post My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007)(12) appeared first on The Sun News.
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My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007)(11)
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
It has been proved beyond any shred of doubt, in many instances, that our administration (1999-2007)The post My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007)(11) appeared first on The Sun News.
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My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (10)
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
I have spent the past two and half months detailing my achievements for the eight years I was in theThe post My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (10) appeared first on The Sun News.
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My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (9)
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
When I consider the pettiness, lack of vision and the orchestrated and malicious plots to malign my personThe post My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (9) appeared first on The Sun News.
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My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (8)
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Without sounding immodest, I am proud to state there was no administration before us that fought corruptionThe post My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (8) appeared first on The Sun News.
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My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (7)
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
In the past two editions of this column I meticulously addressed the major causes of the rift betweenThe post My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (7) appeared first on The Sun News.
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My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (6)
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
In the first part of the article on the major cause of the rift between Theodore Ahamefule Orji and IThe post My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (6) appeared first on The Sun News.
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My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (5)
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
As part of the account of my stewardship as the governor of Abia State (1999-2007), I have decided toThe post My achievements as Abia governor (1999-2007) (5) appeared first on The Sun News.
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Plateau killings: STF moves operations to Barkin-Ladi
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Molly Kilete, Abuja OperationSafe Haven (OPSH), theSpecial Security Task force (STF) set up to maintainThe post Plateau killings: STF moves operations to Barkin-Ladi appeared first on The Sun News.
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Niger: World Bank earmarks $60m for rural roads
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
FG to empower fish farmers to produce 3.5m tons John Adams, Minna and Okwe Obi, Abuja The World BankThe post Niger: World Bank earmarks $60m for rural roads appeared first on The Sun News.
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Presidency blames insecurity, killings on politicians
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, hasThe post Presidency blames insecurity, killings on politicians appeared first on The Sun News.
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PDP decries Borno police protest
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said the street protest by police officersThe post PDP decries Borno police protest appeared first on The Sun News.
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French president inaugurates new Alliance Francaise office complex in Lagos
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
All roads lead to Ikoyi, Lagos, tomorrow, when French President, Emmanuel Macron, inaugurates the brandThe post French president inaugurates new Alliance Francaise office complex in Lagos appeared first on The Sun News.
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We lost our biggest development opportunity to stomach infrastructure -Fashola
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Ministerof Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said Nigeria lost its best opportunityThe post We lost our biggest development opportunity to stomach infrastructure -Fashola appeared first on The Sun News.
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Court sentences rapist to life imprisonment
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Air Force personnel rapes 9-year-old Moshood Adebayo and Molly Kilete A Lagos State High Court has sentencedThe post Court sentences rapist to life imprisonment appeared first on The Sun News.
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Court grants ex-NSA, Dasuki, bail, orders immediate release
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Godwin Tsa, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Federal Government to immediately releaseThe post Court grants ex-NSA, Dasuki, bail, orders immediate release appeared first on The Sun News.
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Sorrow, tears, blood and Nigeria
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Everybody run run run Eh-ya! Everybody scatter scatter Eh-ya! Some people lost some bread Eh-ya! SomeoneThe post Sorrow, tears, blood and Nigeria appeared first on The Sun News.
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The APC national convention
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
After much dithering, protests, drama and fisticuffs as members of the party in some states fought forThe post The APC national convention appeared first on The Sun News.
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