NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY SUN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 AUGUST, 2018].

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2019: Tambuwal, Saraki perfect strategy, set to declare for president
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
With the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) already scheduled its presidential primary election for early October, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, are perfecting plan to formally declare their intentions to seek the party’s ticket.

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Other aspirants for the PDP ticket, who have formally declared are former vice president, Atiku Abubakar; ex-Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido; former Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso; ex-Minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki; Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo; former Kano State governor and Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau; ex-Interim Chairman of the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi; ex-Sokoto governor, Attahiru Bafarawa and Datti Baba Ahmed.
Daily Sun gathered that the two political gladiators, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to their former party, the PDP, are concluding their consultations, having been going round the country to meet stakeholders and party leaders on their aspiration.

Saraki has met with former military president, Ibrahim Babangida; former president, Olusegun Obasanjo; governors and other PDP stakeholders.

Also, Tambuwal had met Babangida, governors across the country and PDP stakeholders.

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It was gathered that Tambuwal delayed his formal declaration because of the last Eid el-Kabir celebration, wherein he travelled for Hajj.

He had put it on hold as his advisers said it would not be good to make such declaration during Muslim celebration.

Having returned to the country on Saturday, Tambuwal had headed for Port Harcourt yesterday, to commiserate with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on the death of the state’s former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Emmanuel Aguma (SAN), as well as consult on his aspiration.

Sources said after the Rivers State visit, Tambuwal would be ready to conclude preparations for the formal declaration.

“I cannot really confirm to you the exact date, but I know it will happen this week. He has traveled to see Governor Wike today (on Sunday) and I am sure after Oga’s return from Rivers, we will know the exact date,” one of the sources close Tambuwal’s camp disclosed.

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Soldiers in trouble over Maiduguri airport rebellion, to face court martial
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
The Nigerian Army said it would set up a General Court Martial (GCM) to try Special Forces who embarked on a protest at the Maiduguri Airport, in Borno State, two weeks ago.
This is just as the army has warned that it would not tolerate any act of indiscipline from its officers and soldiers, no matter the provocation, because the law and ethics that the Nigerian Army is founded on would take their full course on errant soldiers.

The army specifically warned that it would not tolerate any act of mutiny from soldiers engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the North-East.

Theatre commander in charge of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Abbah Dikko, gave the warning during a lunch at the Maiduguri Military Command Centre over the weekend.

Dikko, who condemned the act of mutiny by the soldiers who took to protesting and shooting indiscriminately at the airport to protest their deployment to another local government area in the state, reminded the soldiers of their oath of recruitment when they voluntarily joined the service.

He noted that the oath must be respected and maintained, as long as they remain in the service of the Nigerian Army.
Dikko said, “You have decided to put your life on the line for the territorial integrity of Nigeria. So, it is very important that we are reminded of our roles and responsibilities to the nation and our responsibility to the society, most importantly our responsibility to ourselves because we are not a conscript army. We are a regular military.

“Those who have volunteered to serve, and that is the only time you will volunteer, subsequently having offered your service, it is the responsibility of the service to deploy you where they find you appropriate.
“So, it is important that we continue to retain our professional comportment so that we can serve diligently. It’s important that we uphold the values and ethics of the system that we belong to.”

He added that “it is also important that we understand it is a service to our fatherland. It is not a service to ourselves.

“The bedrock of your service as a soldier is discipline. A soldier must remain disciplined at all times. A soldier must obey instructions.”

While noting that the soldiers who protested at the Maiduguri Airport would be disciplined in accordance with military law, the theatre commander said, “We don’t punish in the military. We discipline. Discipline is the bedrock of the job. If there is no discipline, then we can’t have an army. So, if a soldier errs, he must be corrected.

“We are focused and doing what we are supposed to do in order to finish the assignment that we were given. No matter what it takes, we will do it professionally. Everybody is motivated and well catered for. “There are some that are not here and you don’t know what they’re going through. You cannot say you’ve heard them complaining that they’re not in the townships. Some are in locations that are out of reach. So, we must understand the difficult times we find ourselves.”

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What we want from FSARS, by Nigerians
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Sometime late last year, some young Nigerians, led by Segun Awosanya, burst out from their closets and launched the EndSARS campaign via the social media. ‘ Activists, others say operatives need attitudinal change Cosmas Omegoh For ordering immediate reorganisation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Prof. Yemi Osinbajo appears to have scored high marks. READ…The post What we want from FSARS, by Nigerians appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Annual report: How inconsistent leadership forced SEC to breach own rules
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
When news filtered in that the SEC had not audited its financial statement in nearly five years, manyThe post Annual report: How inconsistent leadership forced SEC to breach own rules appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Electricity: FG gets $10m pay from international consumers
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
In June, data from the market operator showed that electricity delivered to international customers andThe post Electricity: FG gets $10m pay from international consumers appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Money won’t determine PDP presidential candidate ‘ Makarfi
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
If they give you (delegates) money, take it but you must vote for somebody with integrity and capacityThe post Money won’t determine PDP presidential candidate ‘ Makarfi appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Kwankwaso declares on Wednesday
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Kwankwaso began hispolitical career in 1992, after 17 years of public service as a water engineer.The post Kwankwaso declares on Wednesday appeared first on – The Sun News.
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National security can’t be sacrificed for rule of law ‘ Buhari
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
The rule of law must be subjected to the supremacy of the nation’s security and national interest.The post National security can’t be sacrificed for rule of law ‘ Buhari appeared first on – The Sun News.
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PDP challenges Buhari, APC to debate on good governance
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
ThePeoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All ProgressivesThe post PDP challenges Buhari, APC to debate on good governance appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Obiano’ll join APC after tenure ‘ Ngige
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Ngige insisted that supporting re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari remained the best bet for theThe post Obiano’ll join APC after tenure ‘ Ngige appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Nigerians in China upbeat about Buhari’s visit
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
NIDO leader Mbisiogu said the Presidential visit was crucial in the Nigeria-China relations, noting thatThe post Nigerians in China upbeat about Buhari’s visit appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Shut 3rd Mainland Bridge reopens to traffic
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, which was closed for maintenance last Thursday, was reopened to trafficThe post Shut 3rd Mainland Bridge reopens to traffic appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Saraki, Tinubu and Buhari’s 800-metre relay
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Some of our politicians are at their chameleonic best, deploying treachery, blackmail, and selfishnessThe post Saraki, Tinubu and Buhari’s 800-metre relay appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Healing a church in crisis
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
No modern Pope is better equipped to handle this deep moral crisis than Pope Francis, a man of immenseThe post Healing a church in crisis appeared first on – The Sun News.
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What does democracy offer Imo people
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
To be more specific, what has democracy through elected representatives offered Imo people since theThe post What does democracy offer Imo people’ appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Still on Obiano’s victory & IGP Idris
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Ebere Wabara RETROSPECTION: For the first time in the annals of governorship elections in the South East,The post Still on Obiano’s victory & IGP Idris appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Kofi Annan: Activist who led the UN
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
The United Nations system says that Mr. Kofi Annan’s years in office were an exciting time. He putThe post Kofi Annan: Activist who led the UN appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Sambo and the 2019 presidential poll
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
We must bear in mind that the next presidential election is a delicate one: our fault lines have becomeThe post Sambo and the 2019 presidential poll appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Tracking fuel consumption and stolen crude oil
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
The Federal Government’s approval of an automated fuel system management and censor network aimed atThe post Tracking fuel consumption and stolen crude oil appeared first on – The Sun News.
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