Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines [17 October, 2018].

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Hauwa Liman: In tears, agony, BBOG members protest in Abuja
Wed, 17 Oct 2018

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Barely 24 hours after Boko Haram announced its murder of another female Red Cross aid worker, tears flowed freely as members of the Bring Back Our Girls group protested in Abuja.

Hauwa Liman of the International Red Cross, who was abducted by Boko Haram in March, was on Monday killed by insurgents.

To register their agony and grievances over the killing of Liman, members of the Bring Back Our Girls group, with family members of Liman and friends held an unusual protest, as they wept uncontrollably while quietly marching to the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Former Education Minister and prime mover of the BBOG, Oby Ezekwesili, who was among the protesters, also shed tears.

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Speaking to security operatives at the precincts of the Presidential Villa, coordinator of the group, Edith Yassin, accused the Federal Government of failure to protect the country’s citizens.

She said with the killing of Liman, the government had proved that it was not ready to end the Boko Haram menace.

Meanwhile, the group in a statement signed by Yassin and other leaders, such as Nifemi Onifade and Gapani Tanya, expressed worry over what it described as government’s obvious neglect of the remaining 112 Chibok girls kidnaped since 2014, and called for their safe release as well as Leah Sharibu.

It said: “Today is yet another dark day in our nation. The heart-breaking news of the death of Hauwa Leman comes as an extreme shock, which leaves us devastated by the deeply regrettable consequences of the Government’s failure.

“Hauwa was a nurse working to save lives of the vulnerable in the North-East. She was a young lady who selflessly dedicated her life to serving humanity, as a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

“However, she, along with her colleagues – Alice Ngaddah of UNICEF and Saifura Ahmed of ICRC – were captured during an attack on Rann on the 1st of March 2018.

“This is how they have come to be referred to as the #RannWomen. The attack in Rann left a number of casualties in its wake – including the loss of security forces stationed to secure them.

“In regrettably similar circumstances to her colleague, Saifura, Hauwa has also been brutally murdered following a threat by the terrorists and the failure of a government that has a constitutional duty to protect her. She was a 24 years old Nigerian citizen who has had her hopes, dreams and life snatched away. Hauwa, Saifura and Alice should never have been targets. This loss is a loss for every Nigerian. Saifura is gone. Hauwa is gone. How long before the tragedy ends for others who remain in captivity?”

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Boko Haram: Senate summons security chiefs
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
Our committees on Defence and Security should engage with the security agencies to find out if there are other issues that need to be addressed to prevent the recurrence of such sad incident.’ Saraki Fred Itua, Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja, Magnus Eze, Enugu and Noah Ebije, Kaduna The Senate yesterday summonedheads of the various security []The post Boko Haram: Senate summons security chiefs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari, Saraki, Red Cross, Amnesty condemn killing, mourn
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
President Buhari spoke with Peter Maurer, the President of the ICRC, extending condolences on the loss of the midwife. Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye and Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Amnesty International have condemned the killing of Hauwa Liman by the Boko Haram terrorist group. READ ALSO:Boko Haram: Senate summons security chiefs []The post Buhari, Saraki, Red Cross, Amnesty condemn killing, mourn appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Wike, Ozekhome, Fani-Kayode lead Fayose to EFCC
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
Wike told newsmen, after Fayose was received by EFCC officials, that ‘he wrote a letter to EFCC that he will submit himself on October 16. Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, former Aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and Chief Mike Ozekhome led immediate past governorof Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, to the waiting arms []The post Wike, Ozekhome, Fani-Kayode lead Fayose to EFCC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Executive orders’ll lead to abuse of law, order, Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo said executive orders are an attempt to subvert the fundamental rights of the citizenry. Raphael Ede, Enugu President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has warned the Federal Government against the use of executive orders, which, he said, could lead to excessive abuse of law and order, thus, []The post Executive orders’ll lead to abuse of law, order, Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bolt gets Maltese club’s contract
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
NAN Olympic sprint champion, Usain Bolt, has been offered a two-year contract to play soccer with a Maltese club, Valletta FC, ESPN has reported. The offer has triggered speculation that Bolt may be set to walk out from his trial at Australian team, Central Coast Mariners. Maltese champions, Valletta, said they hoped to sign the []The post Bolt gets Maltese club’s contract appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Senators clash over $3.8bn fuel subsidy
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
I need to bring this issue to the attention of the Senate. The NNPC is operating an illegal fund on subsidy. Senator Biodun Olujimi Fred Itua, Abuja Core supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday clashed on the floor of the Senate, over plans by the upper legislative chamber to probe an alleged operation of []The post Senators clash over $3.8bn fuel subsidy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Inflation jumped to 11.28% in September ‘ NBS
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
Nigeria’s consumer price index (CPI), otherwise known as inflation rate for goods and services, rose to the highest level since May, at 11.28 percent last September, the National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) has said. READ ALSO:NBS recants, insists economy is strong The statistics agency, in its latest CPI report published Tuesday in Abuja, said the []The post Inflation jumped to 11.28% in September ‘ NBS appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: l stand with Buhari, says Amosun
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
Ogun State Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun has debunked insinuations that he is set to defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress, to another party, over conduct of recent primaries in the state. READ ALSO:APC Primary: Party chieftain killed with charm in Ogun Rather, Amosun reiterated that he stands with President Muhammadu Buhari and believes in []The post 2019: l stand with Buhari, says Amosun appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ekiti: I’ll review Fayose’s govt in 100 days ‘ Fayemi
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
In the last four years, Ekiti was governed by a rudderless, inept and egregiously corrupt government, which was led by those who deceived our people Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi declared before his kinsmen and visitors that he will review his predecessor Ayodele Fayose’s government in the next 100 days. Fayemi also []The post Ekiti: I’ll review Fayose’s govt in 100 days ‘ Fayemi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Saraki leads PDP presidential campaign
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
The PDP said governors Nyesom Wike, Rivers; Dave Umahi, Ebonyi and immediate past Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose will be campaign coordinators Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has named Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as the Director General of its 2019 presidential campaign. The PDP stated this in a statement by the National []The post 2019: Saraki leads PDP presidential campaign appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari’s travel ban on targeted Nigerians: An extreme panicky measure of desperation (1)
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
It reminds one of Decree No. 4 of 1984, authored by the same Buhari as a military dictator. The order amounts to a vile coup against Nigerians Mike Ozekhome INTRODUCTION The recent announcement of the government’s ban on 50 Nigerians (yet unnamed), is an extreme panicky measure of desperation and obvious descent by this governmentinto []The post Buhari’s travel ban on targeted Nigerians: An extreme panicky measure of desperation (1) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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VP slot, Atiku and South East
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
The South East believes that there is a grand accord since after the war to keep them at bay from the Presidency and sensitive positions. Daniel Chibueze For a few days now, South East leaders, especially leaders of the Peoples DemocraticParty (PDP) in that region, have taken flak from some Igbo for allegedly ‘opposing’ the []The post VP slot, Atiku and South East appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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God’s choice for 2019 poll
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
It is my hope that the man Almighty God sent me to will learn from Abiola’s mistakes and avoid punishment and sufferings in his last years on earth Sina Adedipe In the last two months a number of readers, including a traditional ruler in Imo State, a professor and others across the country, have been []The post God’s choice for 2019 poll appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Obi is a unique VP pick
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
Dan Onwukwe The enthusiastic reaction to Mr. Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra state as running mate to Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in 2019 presidential election, is a confirmation of Obi’ unquestioned competence, his reputation for integrityand experience in domestic and global economics. But these are not the []The post Why Obi is a unique VP pick appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Atiku matters
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
Former Vice President Atiku has been in the power fulcrum. He knows how the presidency works There is a valid point for Nigerians going for an old man. Sam Nwokoro The reason why Nigerians end up choosing leaders they would a few months later regret electing is because we have a very poor sense of []The post Why Atiku matters appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Politicians redefining hypocrisy
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
The welfare of the citizenry has become secondary to such an abusive level that the electorate are only good for what politicians baptize as stomach infrastructure Emmanuel Onwubiko I begin by making a personal confession so as to make full disclosure about my position on participation in qualitative and transformative politics as a Nigerian. My []The post Politicians redefining hypocrisy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Checking population explosion
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
United Nations Population Fund says that contraceptives prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the number of abortions and lower the incidence of death and disability related to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Adesola Ogunbanwo A family is obviously the smallest institution that constitutes the bedrock of a nation anywherein the world. A peaceful nation thereforeis ostensibly a []The post Checking population explosion appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Travel ban: Another look
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
The Federal Government’s decision to put about 50 prominent Nigerians on its watch-list in its resolve to fully implementthe Executive Order 6 (EO6) signed by President Muhammadu Buhari has been condemned by well-meaning Nigerians and civil society groups across the country. President Buhari on Saturdayordered the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,Abubakar []The post Travel ban: Another look appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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