Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines, Saturday 15th December 2018

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines, Saturday 15th December 2018

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2019: What Buhari, Atiku must do – Gen Jemibewon
Sat, 15 Dec 2018

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Former Minister of Police Affairs, General David Jemibewon (rtd) has stressed the need for President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to be committed to the unity of the country as they campaign for the 2019 general election. In this interview with WILLY EYA, he spoke on a number of issues.

Another general election is here again with all the usual characteristics; the tension is building up and we are already seeing the political actors throwing mud at one another. How do you feel about the development and must every Nigerian election always come with this kind of tension?

Honestly, I am praying that the 2019 general elections will not be crisis-ridden to show that we have learnt some lessons from our mistakes in previous elections. We should show that we are making progress from the past so that we do not run into any crisis. That is my wish and prayer. I also pray and wish that the 2019 election will be credible, fair and transparent. The actors and Nigerians generally should ensure that we have a credible election next year.

You have been around and are at home with the challenges facing the nation 58 years after independence. From where we are today as a nation, do you think that any of the frontline presidential candidates can address the declining fortunes of the country?

What I would say is that these are people who have been involved in previous elections and they have a lot of experience. They are not new to the game. I hope that they will run a credible and open political campaign and work towards the unity and progress of the country. Both President Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar are experienced and should work in the interest of the country. I know that both are mature people that love the country. So, what I expect is that they should work to make sure that Nigeria meets its potential and aspirations. Nigeria is a big country that so many African countries look up to. So, for me it is more of prayers and working for the progress of the country than any other thing.

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You have talked so much about the need to work towards the unity and progress of the country but do you think the political actors are patriotic enough to think along that line?

The point I am making is that when you talk about the main contestants, I think that they are committed for the progress of the country; it is only the followers that I am worried more about. This is what my mind tells me. I am afraid the way some people talk and behave. And their level of understanding and education, I am not too sure they imbibe the same spirit as the contestants. We will continue to pray and hope that they improve. The frontrunners, I believe are patriotic enough and believe in the progress of the country. We ought to be hopeful in the capacity of the two major candidates.

The President recently declined assent to the 2018 Electoral Bill and the development is generating a lot of controversy with many saying that President Muhammadu Buhari does not want a free and fair election in 2019. What is your take on that?

Honestly, I must say I am not too clear on that. I wish we could work towards what can promote peace and have the understanding of what to do to bring progress in the country. I do not know really what is the problem because these elections are not sudden. I am surprised that on the eve of the election, we are having the kind of problems we are seeing today in Nigeria. I do not know why we should wait till the last minute before we do the needful. I do not have much comment on that but I wish we could really avoid what could create crisis.

You are a retired General and somebody who has seen it all in the Army; how did the recent killing of some soldiers by the Boko Haram insurgents come to you? Would you consider that as a failure of strategy or what?

Honestly, like I said when you called, I have not been well for the last two years and I did not get the details of what happened to our soldiers who are fighting with the Boko Haram insurgents. I have not been around since July of this year. I do not just make comments when I do not have the details. If you do not mind, I do not know how best to make contributions along that line.

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How to prevent your kids from becoming gadget addicts
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Kate Halim Is your son restless of late’ Does he throw a tantrum when you ask him to surrender his gadgets’ Or is your daughter refusing to eat without playing her favorite game on her iPad’ Apple launches affordable new iPad with Pencil support Do you find their concentration suffering and grades falling consistently’ If []The post How to prevent your kids from becoming gadget addicts appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How journalists can improve on their use of English ‘ Prof. Adeleke Adelekan Fakoya
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
I was recommended by someone who has observed my teaching style and who had been convinced of my knowledge of the area he thought journalists could benefit. Chika Abanobi Adeleke Adelekan Fakoya, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Educational Sociolinguistics and Cyber Discourse, is the immediate past Dean, Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University (LASU). Recently, he []The post How journalists can improve on their use of English Prof. Adeleke Adelekan Fakoya appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ACF members are touts, job seekers ‘ Prof. Ango Abdullahi
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) Professor Ango Abdullahi has lashed the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), describing the group’s members as touts and job seekers, who have not led the organisation to achieve anything thing in its 25 years of existence. In an interview with VINCENT KALU, the former vice chancellor of the Ahmadu []The post ACF members are touts, job seekers ‘ Prof. Ango Abdullahi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: What Buhari, Atiku must do ‘ Gen Jemibewon
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Former Minister of Police Affairs, General David Jemibewon (rtd) has stressed the need for President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to be committed to the unity of the country as they campaign for the 2019 general election. In this interview with WILLY EYA, []The post 2019: What Buhari, Atiku must do ‘ Gen Jemibewon appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Time to ban retired military officers from politics ‘ Admiral Ayinla, Ex-Naval Chief
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Retired Vice Admiral Jubrila Ayinla, former Chief of Naval Staff, is not given to granting press interviews. But Saturday Sun was able to corner him, ahead of his 70th birthday, which he marked last Saturday. Buhari salutes Ayinla, ex-Chief of Naval Staff, at 70 In this exclusive interview conducted by ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, the first most []The post Time to ban retired military officers from politics Admiral Ayinla, Ex-Naval Chief appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Obasanjo, IBB right to lead battle against Buhari ‘ Gen. Temlong
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
General Jonathan Temlong is the first Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force in the Northeast. The retired Army General popularly called Jon Temlong in this interview conducted by GYANG BERE in Jos said former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida and other retired Generals have the constitutional right to decide []The post 2019: Obasanjo, IBB right to lead battle against Buhari Gen. Temlong appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Vice presidential debate: APC, PDP, others trade blame on state of the nation
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
The issue of corruption also cropped up during the debate where Obi said you cant shoot down a shop and be chasing criminals Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Vice Presidential Candidates of the five political parties that participated in the debate organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) yesterday disagreed on the state of affairs in []The post Vice presidential debate: APC, PDP, others trade blame on state of the nation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The menace called Aso Ebi
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Wearing Aso Ebi is not a true show of unity, friendship or solidarity, because most people have turned it into a money making venture and show of class. Amaka Nicholas It’s the time of the year filled with ceremonies. There are burial ceremonies, child naming ceremonies, political campaigns, anniversaries, house warming, memorials, thanksgiving and weddings. []The post The menace called Aso Ebi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Inside the world of single mothers
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
She admits feeling alone, lonely, and not getting much support from the people around her, so she resorts to building online friendships with mothers of special needs children to get some respite. Kate Halim When single mum, Owodunmi Mustapha, learnt that her only son had a developmental delay, she was in denial. She didn’t believe []The post Inside the world of single mothers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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My wedding’ll surprise many ‘ Belinda Effah
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Multiple award winning actress and entrepreneur Belinda Effah hit the limelight in 2011 after she starred in Tales of Eve and ever since she has never looked back. In this interview with RITA OKOYE, the CEO of Favour Right Foods speaks on career and her dreams. How diabetics killed my parents ‘ Shirley Igwe, Actress []The post My weddingll surprise many ‘ Belinda Effah appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why my baby Daddy and I are not compatible ‘ Linda Ikeji
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Ikeji, who welcomed her son, Jayce on September 17 in Atlanta, Georgia, had many Nigerians wondering the real story behind her relationship with Jeremi. Rita Okoye Controversial blogger Linda Ikeji says she and her baby Daddy, Sholaye Jeremi, are not suitable to be husband and wife. The 37 year old blogger took to her blog []The post Why my baby Daddy and I are not compatible ‘ Linda Ikeji appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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