Today’s Thesun Newspaper Headlines, Friday 14th December 2018

Today’s Thesun Newspaper Headlines, Friday 14th December 2018

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2019 budget: Rowdy session as Reps fume
Fri, 14 Dec 2018

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Anger boiled over at the House of Representatives yesterday as members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts squared up over comments credited to the Minister of Budget and Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, allegedly accusing the National Assembly of delaying the presentation of the 2019 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers threatened to boycott the budget presentation by the President Muhammadu Buhari unless the minister apologised.

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This is coming as President Buhari has indicated his intention to present the 2019 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 19.

At the commencement of yesterday’s plenary, the Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, had read a letter from President Buhari informing the House of the planned presentation of the 2019 Appropriation Bill next week.

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As soon as Dogara finished reading the letter, Hon Chika Adamu, a member of the APC from Niger State, raised a Point of Order. Citing Order 6, Rule 14 of the House Standing Rules, he said his privilege as federal lawmaker had been breached by the Minister of Budget and Planning.

According to him, Udoma had told journalists on Wednesday that the National Assembly was delaying the presentation of the 2019 budget by President Buhari, as the legislature was yet to fix a date for presentation of the budget.

Adamu said the minister’s comment portrayed members of the National Assembly in bad light and lowered their esteem before the public.

He demanded that Udoma be compelled to apologise to the House, as well as retract the comments.

“Mr. Speaker, you have just read the letter from the President. My privilege has been breached by the Minister of Budget and Planning. Yesterday, the minister said they were waiting for the House to give them a date. We did not receive any communication from Mr. President until today. We are responsible people. We came here on our integrity. I cannot take it. The minister must apologise to this House. I cannot take it any longer. It is not acceptable by this honourable House,” the lawmaker stated.

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2019: It’s time to send PDP packing from Abia ‘ Otti
Fri, 14 Dec 2018

They say poor governance has been the bane of Abia State. Do you agree?
There is no doubt that we have had poor governance in Abia State since with its sad consequences on the people of the state. Many people know that I was until 2014 a typical Lagosian, doing my work at the helm of a commercial bank. And like many people in Lagos, I was also living a successful and comfortable life, but like any of the Abians, I was also worried about the state and future of our children. The state has suffered in the hands of selfish and corrupt leaders. But what is not commonly known is the depth of the poor leadership and poverty it has spread on Abia indigenes. It is my sad duty to take Abians into Abia State of today, and reveal the realities of poor governance. The story of Abia success, which we see especially on paid TV commercials, is that the state is working, and all things in Abia are bright and beautiful. Those who watched those commercials saw how some of our respected Nollywood actors and actresses were used to ‘act’ the success story of Abia, which was not a reality. The numerous TV commercials only created the impression that government is working; that new roads were constructed, markets, schools were being built and rehabilitated, workers salaries and pensions are paid but those were not true. The reality is that Abia State is not working.

I was in Aba few days ago to visit the Ngwo Ngwa market gutted by fire, what I saw on ground made me cry. Aba became the pride of Igbo after the devastating civil war in 1970; Igbo from all parts of Igboland flocked to Aba and demonstrated the spirit of industry, enterprise, and determination, which has made them renowned globally, and people built a thriving commercial city out of the hash lib of the war. And God gave us a dynamic leader, a person of history in the person of late Sir Sam Mbakwe after the war who did everything humanly possible including ‘crying’, to attract the attention of the Federal Government to the pitiable ragtag in Aba. Those who were old enough would remember that late Mbakwe was christened ‘The weeping governor.’ He gave Aba facelift. What he did to Owerri, he also did to Umuahia.

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India gives N19.89m grant to NIIA
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Government of India, has given the sum of N19.89 million grant-assistance to the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos. The Indian High Commission, in Abuja, in a statement made available to Daily Sun, said the grant was offered as assistance for the procurement of equipment for the digitisation of NIIA []The post India gives N19.89m grant to NIIA appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tanker explosion kills 2 in Rivers
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Tony John, Port Harcourt Two persons have reportedly been roasted to death in a fuel tanker explosion in Rivers State. The incident occurred, on Thursday evening, along Eleme/Onne Road, in Eleme Local Government Area of the state. Details of the fire incident was scanty as aty press time, but Daily Sun gathered that the tanker []The post Tanker explosion kills 2 in Rivers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kogi PDP youths urge Sartaki to swear in Alfa
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths organisation in Kogi State under the auspices of Kogi Defenders of Democracy has called on the Senate President Bukola Saraki to swear in now Air Marshall Isaac Alfa (rtd) as the Senator representing Kogi East at the National Assembly or the PDP would lose all elective []The post Kogi PDP youths urge Sartaki to swear in Alfa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Court restrains Kogi gov from removing CJ
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Spirited efforts by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to remove the Chief Judge of the state over a festering crisis hit the rock, on Thursday, as a Koton-karfe division of the High Court restrained the governor from doing so. The governor and the Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, had been having []The post Court restrains Kogi gov from removing CJ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The high school reunion
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
There were many high points during the two days we spent at the reunion, but the most amazing for me was when all forty-five of us knelt down for Mama to bless us. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi I attended Abeokuta Girls’ Grammar School, Abeokuta for my O’ Levels from 1973-1978. My father and one of my uncles []The post The high school reunion appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Re: Ugwuanyi: Politics apart
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Fights are necessary in politics. Sometimes you fight to sanitise the system. Dr. Chris Ngige did it in Anambra State and that earned him kudos Okey Ezirigwe I came across article by Amanze Obi in Daily Sun Edition of Thursday December 6, 2018. According to the writer, who said he was in Enugu to attend []The post Re: Ugwuanyi: Politics apart appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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An uncommon birthday for an uncommon man
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The combination of his charisma, daring politics and visible uncommon transformation of infrastructure imbued the Akwa Ibom man, woman and child with a new sense of confidence. Moffat Ekoriko It is an act of good fortune that thisyear’s birthday of Godswill Obot Akpabio, erstwhile governor of Akwa Ibom State, erstwhile Senate Minority Leader and Senator []The post An uncommon birthday for an uncommon man appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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As Hope Uzodinma adds another year
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Senator Hope Uzodinma can be said to be one of the few gems who hit the ground running. Growing up, he became a rallying point for his peers in Omuma andenvirons Mustapha Abdul His love for humanity is only comparable to his love of country. An unrepentant nationalist, Senator Hope Uzodinma who is the Imo []The post As Hope Uzodinma adds another year appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Reggae music as international cultural treasure
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Reggae music actually originated from black youths mostly marooned in the squalid ghettos, lacking totally in political influence or social voice. Charles Onunaiju The Caribbean or more specifically, Jamaican originated rebel music, more widely and internationally known as Reggae have finally lived up to its universal appeal as a socially conscious advocacy for justice, equal []The post Reggae music as international cultural treasure appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Mbaka and the prophetic burden
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The prophetic call, no doubt, can at times be a burden to those that have it. Our talents can also be burdensome. Robert Obioha The fiery Catholic priest of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Camillus Ejike Mbaka, is in the news again. He craves for news and takes delight in hugging the headlines. He knows []The post Mbaka and the prophetic burden appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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This humbling journey through life
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
The story of my life’s journey provides instruction on the value of merit in the attainment of possibilities for individuals, groups and societies. Olu Obafemi Gratitude is a noble instinct (G.B. Shaw), which I exhort and hereby explore to express profound gratitude to your Excellency for accepting the decision of the Board of the Nigerian []The post This humbling journey through life appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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71 Reps seek return to parliamentary govt
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Lawmakers canvassing the system of government said a parliamentary system of government willhelp Nigeria achieve economic growth and development. Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Seventy-One members of the House of Representatives, has sponsored a bill seeking the country’s return to a parliamentary system of government, which was in practice before the incursion of the military into politics []The post 71 Reps seek return to parliamentary govt appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019 budget: Rowdy session as Reps fume
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
This comes as the president indicated his intention to present the 2019 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly on December 19 Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Anger boiled over at the House of Representatives yesterday as members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts squared up over []The post 2019 budget: Rowdy session as Reps fume appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Buhari didn’t sign Electoral Bill ‘ Presidency
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Senior Special Assistant to the President, Ita Enang, said the president refused to sign the electoral bill because he needed to act in the best interest of the nation. Romanus Ugwu, Abuja As mixed reactions continue to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the Electoral Amendment Bill into law, the Presidency has explained that []The post Why Buhari didnt sign Electoral Bill ‘ Presidency appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why North should not take the rest of Nigeria for granted
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
To continue to insist on the Buhari candidacy in 2019 will mean the north is taking the rest of Nigeria for granted by presenting its worst as its best. Majeed Dahiru If the 2019 presidential election is going to be a referendum on the Muhammadu Buhari presidency using good governance as a yardstick, it will []The post Why North should not take the rest of Nigeria for granted appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Wike: Toast to the people’s governor
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Governor Wike leads from the front If he tells his supporters to stand up to defend their votes, he shows them the way forward. Simeon Nwakaudu Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, governor of Rivers State, is Nigeria’s icon of democracy and the nation’s political conscience. He is a politician with a difference. He plays politics for the []The post Wike: Toast to the peoples governor appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Crisis looms as Fulani herders, Hausa farmers resumes hostility in Kaduna
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Hausa farmers had been living peacefully with their Fulani counterparts until last year, when some Fulani boys began to terrorise farmers in the communities. Abdullahi Hassan, Zaria Another outbreak of crisis is looming in Kaduna State following an alleged invasion of some Fulani communities by security personnel and members of the local vigilance group in []The post Crisis looms as Fulani herders, Hausa farmers resumes hostility in Kaduna appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The controversy over the new Electoral Amendment Bill
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buharis refusal to assent, for the fourth time, the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018 as passed by the National Assembly is generating ripples in the polity. The bill, which was passed on July 24, was transmitted to the president on August 3, 2018. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition parties have condemned []The post The controversy over the new Electoral Amendment Bill appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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