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  • 2 days Five killed,  three injured in fresh Jukun/Tiv crisis Sun
    Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo Five persons are reportedly killed and three others hospitalized following renewed attacks between the Jukun and the Tiv in Wukari local government area of Taraba state, days after the officials from Venue and Taraba states met to resolve the little getting crisis in the border towns. Mr. Daniel Adi Chairman of Wukari local government area who confirmed this to newsmen on Friday evening said that at least four other persons are still missing and several houses were burnt in an attack at the outskirt of Wukari on Friday evening. ... more
  • 2 days Djokovic knocked out of Monte Carlo Masters Sun |Sports
    Russian Daniil Medvedev knocked out world number one Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. The Russian won 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Djokovic, twice a former champion in Monte Carlo, lost his serve five times as 10th seed Medvedev gained revenge for his last-16 defeat by the Serb at this year’s Australian Open. Medvedev will meet another Serb, Dusan Lajovic, on Saturday for a place in the final after the latter beat Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 7-5. For Djokovic, who won a record seventh Melbourne title in January, it marked another premature exit for the ... more
  • 2 days Easter: Pray for Nigeria to overcome banditry, kidnapping, Lalong urges Christians Sun
    Gyang Bere, Jos Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has urged Christians in the country to pray fervently during the Easter celebration for Nigeria to overcome challenges of kidnapping, banditry and corruption in the country. He urged Christians to make sacrifices for the nation, the state and their neighbours during the season and emulate Jesus Christ who willingly sacrificed his life to bring salvation to the world. Lalong in his Easter message, signed by Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, urged Christians to reflect on the twin lessons of the Passion and ... more
  • 2 days Osun govt. discovers 769 civil servants working with fake, forged certificates Sun
    The Osun Government on Friday said it had discovered 769 workers in the state’s civil service who were working with fake and forged school certificates. Mr Adelani Baderinwa, who is supervising the Information and Strategy Ministry, said in a statement that the discovery was made after five years of screening carried out by a consultancy firm employed by the state government. “A consultancy firm, The Captain Consultants, engaged five years ago by the state government to verify the results and other necessary documents of the workers in the state has completed its assignment and submitted its report. “The screening of ... more
  • 2 days Rivers PDP suspends 15 LGA party chairmen Sun |Politics
    TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt The Rivers State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has placed 15 of its Local Government chapter chairmen on indefinite suspension. A statement signed by the State Secretary of the party, Samuel Okpoko, said the State Executive of the party, in an emergency meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the State Secretariat, in Port Harcourt,  approved the indefinite suspension of the 15 LGA party chairmen. The affected Local Government party chairmen included:  Abua/Odual, Ahoada East, Ahoada West, Akuku-Toru, Andoni, Bonny, Degema, Eleme and Emohua. Others were Khana, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Okrika, Omuma, ... more
  • 2 days South-East will vote Gbajabiamila – Imo rep elect Sun |Politics
    Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri House of representatives-elect for Isu, Nkwere and Nwangele constituency in Imo State, Ugonna Ozurigbo, has assured that his colleagues from southeast  would vote massively for Femi Gbajabiamila to emerge Speaker of the 9th assembly. According to Ozuruigbo who is presently the Deputy Speaker of Imo State assembly noted that the House of Representatives members from the eastern zone would not disappoint Gbajabiamila who he said is the choice of president Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress(APC) Ozurigbo, who addressed newsmen in Owerri, on Friday, said that apart ... more
  • 2 days N200m allegation: ADP faults Okoroma, accuses him of selling party to APC Sun |Politics
    Okwe Obi, Abuja  Action Democratic Party (ADP), has faulted its estranged Director General of YY Sani Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr James Okoroma, who had claimed that the party realised over N200 million from the sales of nomination forms and contributions from party members.  Okoroma who served as national secretary, told Daily Sun, that its chairman, Yusuf Sani, suspended members of National Working Committee (NWC), to enable him be the sole signatory to the party’s account. He noted that N500, 000 only was paid to him for the two years he served, thereby threatening to seek legal redress, ... more
  • 3 days N30,000 minimum wage, another election promise delivered – APC Sun
    The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the signing into law of N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers by President Muhammadu Buhari is another election promise delivered. Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, made the assertion in a statement on Friday in Abuja, while commending Buhari for signing the new minimum wage bill into law. “Truly, our workers deserve a new, improved and implementable minimum wage in view of current economic realities. “Commendably, the welfare of workers has remained a top priority of the Buhari-led APC administration,” he said. The APC spokesman said that this has been demonstrated by the ... more
  • 3 days Akeredolu mourns Olowo of Owo Sun
    Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has described the death of Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi as a huge loss to the state. He said the death of Oba Olagbegi has created a vacuum which would be difficult to fill. The Governor in a statement issued by the state commissioner for Information, Mr Yemi Olowolabi said the death of the first class monarch was the end of an era. Akeredolu, who condoled with the late monarch’s immediate family, the people of Owo Kingdom and the entire people of Ondo State, noted that the state has ... more
  • 3 days Agitation for restructuring championed by politicians for self gain, says Emir Sanusi Sun
    Fred Ezeh, Abuja  Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi II, has accused some proponents of political restructuring in Nigeria of championing the campaign mostly for their selfish gain.  He said Nigeria needs no total overhaul as being propagated by some persons, but requires re-orientation of its political class and inculcating the spirit of patriotism among younger Nigerians. The ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), insisted that national greatness will continue to elude Nigeria until the political class change their perception and approach to political leadership. Emir Sanusi was a keynote speaker at the 9th triennial ... more
  • 3 days Easter: Wike urges Christians to make sacrifices for development Sun
    TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom  Wike, has felicitated with Christians on the celebration of Easter, urging them to emulate Jesus Christ by making sacrifices that would advance the course of development.  In an Easter message yesterday, Governor Wike said that Easter exemplifies the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus Christ to save mankind. He noted that, as individuals, Christians must take into consideration the welfare of others. He called on the people of the State to re-dedicate themselves to the service of the state, as they reflect on the ideals of Good Friday and Easter celebration. Governor Wike assured ... more
  • 3 days Sports Minister, BoT intervene in Youth Council crisis Sun |Sports
    (NAN) The Honourable Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung and the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), have intervened in the leadership crisis rocking the youth body. Recall the the council had been submerged in a leadership crisis which snowballed into the President of the NYCN Shagari Bello being recommended for a no-confidence vote by the council’s NEC. Consequently, Barr. Dalung, on Thursday, summoned the BoT with a view to finding lasting solutions to the lingering crisis. The meeting which was attended by top management officials of the Ministry and the BoT, ... more
  • 3 days Onnoghen: Conviction victory for Buhari’s anti-corruption fight – Presidency Sun
    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Presidency has reacted to the conviction of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr. Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, describing it as a major victory for the anti-corruption policy of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement explained that the outcome of the trial “demonstrates clearly that the law is no respecter of persons, titles, social or political connections.” According to Shehu, “the essence of the rule of law is to hold everyone accountable equally before the law, regardless of their ... more
  • 3 days Easter: Buhari preaches love, care for less privilege Sun
    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari in his 2019  Easter message to Nigerians, has charged them to use this season to show love to their neighbours, and cater to the needs of the less-privileged in their midst. This is even as he expressed dismay over killings, kidnappings and violence, as seen in the recent tragic incidents in some states of the federation, describing it as gloomy and unfortunate. He however vowed that under his watch, he will not allow those he described as “merchants of evil and death” to overwhelm the nation. He reiterated that the nation will triumph over them – terrorists, ... more
  • 3 days Good Friday: Live life of sacrifice, Catholic Bishop tasks Christians Sun
    The Catholic Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Most Rev. Emmanuel Badejo, has urged Christians to use the significance of Good Friday to live sacrificially and be content with what they had. Badejo made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Friday. He also urged Nigerians, especially Christians, to deemphasize the mad hunger for money, position, power and pleasure, stressing that such attitude led to cheating, deceit, killings and other social vices. “Hunger makes us victims of false preachers, rogue politicians, fraudsters, con men, among others, poverty, sickness are a result of disordered lifestyle, ... more
  • 3 days Simi drops ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’ album in dad’s memory Sun |10ment
    (NAN) Alternative superstar, Simi released on Friday the much-anticipated album ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’, saying it was dedicated to her late father. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ‘Amasiko’ singer took to her Instagram page @simplysimi to announce the 13-track album produced by Vtek, Oscar, Legendary Beat and Season with all the songs written by her. She wrote, “When I was compiling this album, I knew I wanted to dedicate it to my daddy, Engr. Charles Oladele Ogunleye – who passed in 2014. I’m blessed to have come this far. “I’m blessed that it was possible for me. I ... more
  • 3 days 15 Killed, 3 Injured As Fulani Militia Raze Down Adamawa Community Sun
    Two aged husband and wife, their two granddaughters, and 11 others have been brutally murdered in yet another senseless Fulani militia late-night attack on Wednesday in Bolon town and Bolki and Bujum town of Demsa and Numan local government. The armed killer Fulani killer group were said to have descended on the town at around 10 pm Wednesday night shooting sporadically and burning down over hundred houses and sending the residents on a frenzy scamper for their lives.. Speaking to Daily Sun the village head of Bolon, Robinson Filgona said, “Over one hundred households in my community are now homeless ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria’s democracy needs overhauling: Gbenga Daniel Sun
    (NAN)Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has faulted the kind of democracy practised in Nigeria as a system that cannot bring about development. He spoke as a special guest at the 2nd Annual Lecture of a media outfit, Freedom Online, held at the Alvan Ikoku Hall, Radisson Blu, Ikeja on Thursday. Daniel lamented that Nigeria is still operating an archaic system in place since 1960 without a change. This he said, cannot bring about any meaningful development. According to him, no nation can thrive on a static ideology especially in this modern age with its attendant global evolution ... more
  • 3 days Pro-Biafra prophet and ally turned critic of Nnamdi Kanu murdered in Enugu Sun
    A popular prophet, Anthony Nwoko, has allegedly been murdered in cold blood in Enugu. Until recently, Nwoko was a close ally of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who prayed for him and the group. Daily Sun gathered that the man of God, believed to be in his late 60s, was reportedly killed by unknown assailants last Sunday night at his apartment located at No. 18 Ezebinugwu Street, beside Bright Land International School, Ugbene 2, in the Trans-Ekulu-Abakpa axis of Enugu. Nwoko had lived alone, so, it was said that his death became known when a ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria, Ghana friendly cancelled Sun |Sports
    The proposed friendly encounter between Ghana and Nigeria has been called off. After the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draw was held, reports emerged that the Super Eagle will host the Black Stars a preparatory match ahead of the tournament in Egypt. However, sources said the Black Stars would be in the UAE at the time of the match and it would be difficult making the trip to Nigeria to play the game. “They actually wanted to play us in Nigeria and they had discussions with only the Deputy Sports Minister, Perry Okudzeto,” said Ghana football official. “But we may ... more
  • 3 days Rohr gets June deadline to submit AFCON list Sun |Sports
    The Confederation of African Football has revealed that all the twenty-four countries participating at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations must submit their final roster 11 days before the start of the tournament in Egypt. The definite list of 23 players must be sent to CAF’S offices not later than June 10. It meant Nigeria manager, Gernot Rohr has less than four days to run the rule over the invited players summoned to the training camp in Asaba before making a final decision on the squad list. The German was expected to send a provisional roster to the Nigeria Football ... more
  • 3 days Flying Eagles coach, Aigbogun, invites eight pros Sun |Sports
    The technical crew of the Flying Eagles has invited eight foreign base players to help beef up the team ahead of the FIFA world youth championship in Poland. They are: Alhassan Yusuf (IFK Goteborg, Sweden), Jerome Akor (Sogndal, Norway), Hamdi Akujobi (SC Heerenveen, Holland), Igho Ogbu (Rosenborg, Norway), Chinedu Ekene (Hoffenheim, Germany), Jubril Abubakar (FC Midtjylland, Denmark), Nnamdi Oforborh (Bournemouth, England) and Dele Bashiru (Watford). The invited foreign base players were expected to join the Paul Aigbogun led team at their camp base in Germany at the end of the month Nigeria was drawn against Ukraine, USA and Qatar ... more
  • 3 days LMC fines Rangers N2.5m, charges FC IfeanyiUbah Sun |Sports
    League Management Company (LMC) has fined Rangers International N2.5 million for breaching league rules during their Match-day 14 encounter against Katsina United in Enugu, reported. The Flying Antelope failed to provide adequate security to prevent fans gained access to the pitch and almost broke into the dressing room, thereby breached Rule B13.52.1, B13.52.2 and B8.21 of the League. Rangers International of Enugu piped Katsina United 1-0 in their Match-day 14 encounter decided at the Cathedral Nnamdi Azikiwe International Stadium, Enugu where the fans encroached the pitch and gained access to restricted area. In a statement released by the league ... more
  • 3 days GOtv Boxing Night 18: We’ve made arrangements for adequate security –Organisers Sun |Sports
    Flykite Productions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have assured boxing fans coming for the 18th edition of the show of adequate security. GOtv Boxing Night 18, which holds on Sunday at the Indoor Sports Hall of Ibadan’s Obafemi Awolowo Stadium is expected to draw a large number of dignitaries and boxing fans. Speaking in Lagos yesterday, Jenkins Alumona, CEO of Flykite Productions explained that the huge number of fans expected at the show imposes the responsibility of making premium security arrangements in and around the venue, as it had been done everywhere the show had held. He stated that ... more
  • 3 days Oshoala returns to Barca training Sun |Sports
    Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala has returned to Barcelona Ladies training, after picking up the injury in her side 2-0 away win against league leaders, Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on March 17. The 24-years-old who is currently on loan to the Catalan club from Chinese outfit, Dalian Quanjian, where she had scored five goals in five league appearances for the club. Oshoala missed Barcelona last five fixtures in all competitions due to the temporary setback and Nigeria international joined her colleagues in training on Tuesday and was set to return to full action. The former African female Player ... more
  • 3 days AFCON 2019: Amuneke debunks Nigeria’s early exit talk Sun |Sports
    The Head Coach of Taifa Stars of Tanzania, Emmanuel Amuneke has denied statements linked to him about Nigeria’s early exit in the AFCON in Egypt later in the year. The gaffer, who spoke to said: “As far as I’m concerned, I never granted such interview, besides the Super Eagles of Nigeria is not even in our group not to talk of making such statement. “I am a proud Nigerian, but presently I work in Tanzania, so I don’t know where this fictitious story is emanating from, in as much as I respect the media, some of them should be ... more
  • 3 days Quadri ready to gun for top honour at Budapest Sun |Sports
    African number one table tennis player, Aruna Quadri said he’s ready to give his best at the upcoming 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Quadri is nursing an injury he sustained from the Portuguese open, but he’s optimistic about his chance of hitting full fitness before the competition. The Rio 2014 Olympic quarter finalist believed he would give the big names in the sport a run for their money at the one-week championship. “I am getting myself prepared for the championship in Budapest, but I must fight my way back from the injury I had from Portugal Open. Of ... more
  • 3 days Okocha set for Bundesliga Legend Tour in Nigeria Sun |Sports
    StarTimes and Bundesliga have announced that legendary footballer, Jay-Jay Okocha will headline the next Legend Tour in Nigeria on 25 April in Lagos, as part of the Bundesliga Legends Tour to Nigeria. Okocha, a former Bundesliga star will take part in the three-day visit to Nigeria along with other Bundesliga representatives to interact with Bundesliga fans, StarTimes subscribers and to promote the league among Nigerian youths and football lovers. During the tour, Okocha will visit the Little Tigers Academy in Lagos, to motivate the youngsters at the Academy, who aspire to be just like him, in a country where millions ... more
  • 3 days Rodgers reveals plans for ‘impressive’ Ndidi Sun |Sports
    Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers has revealed how he hopes to improve ‘impressive’ midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi. The Nigerian had been one of the club’s outstanding players this season, topping many of the team’s statistic charts and riding high in many of the league’s number lists for players in his position, having played in all 34 of City’s games this season. The hard-working central midfielder has the second most tackles in the Premier League this season, behind only Idrissa Gueye of Everton. But despite his impressive season, manager Brendan Rodgers still has plans to help the 22-year-old to take his game ... more
  • 3 days Lesson from Algeria and Sudan Sun |Columns
    Within weeks, two African leaders fell from power following people’s revolt and protests insisting armed forces of the two countries should depose the leaders. This development was significant for various reasons. Both events were the first ever in African when people’s revolt instigated the armed forces to complete the job they (the protesters) began months ago. Second, whether in total defiance of the failed military (attempted) coup in Gabon, Central Africa last year or clever change in tactics in total determination to get rid of their leaders, the dismissal of the Algerian and Sudanese leaders came only months after Nigeria’s ... more
  • 3 days Assaults: Senate seeks documentation, protection of domestic workers Sun
    Fred Itua, Abuja Senator Magnus Abe,  representing Rivers South East,  has expressed optimism that the passage of an Act to Provide for the Documentation and Protection of Domestic Workers and their employers, by the National Assembly, will stop incidents of assaults and abuse of workers in the country. The bill, which passed Second Reading in the Senate, on Wednesday, was sponsored by the senator. He said the bill does not only seek to protect the domestic workers, it will also protect employers of domestic workers. The bill specifically wants the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to provide ... more
  • 3 days Check insecurity now to avoid civil rebellion – CAN president urges FG Sun
    Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle,  has called on the Federal Government to urgently address the glaring security challenges in the country; to avoid a possible civil rebellion. Ayokunle said this in Jalingo, capital of Taraba State, yesterday, during a visit to provide relief materials to victims of herdsmen attacks. The CAN scribe said continuous attacks on helpless farmers, which often lead to loss of lives and property, and displacement from their homes, was totally unacceptable and the seeming indifference on the part of government to bring the perpetrators ... more
  • 3 days Banditry: Troops arrest Zamfara LG vice chair Sun
    Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau and Agaju Madugba, Katsina Troops of Operation Sharan Daji (OPSD) have arrested the Vice Chairman,  Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Yahuza Ibrahim Wuya, and two others, for their involvement in banditry. A statement signed by OPSD acting Force Information Officer, Major Clement Abiade, said Wuya was arrested by the troops on April 13, based on credible intelligence report linking him to bandits in Wuya and Sunke communities, in. The two bandit informants; Yusuf and Yakubu were accused of providing information and helping in selling rustled cattle. “Yusuf was allegedly reported to seamlessly ... more
  • 3 days Bandits attack Jigawa village, kill 1, injure 9 Sun
    Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse  Suspected bandits have attacked the village of Garin Mai-Dawa, Din utse Local Government  Area of Jigawa State,  killing Alhaji Mohammed Jinjiri, while nine people, including children sustained gunshot wounds. The attack was allegedly carried out at about 3:00am, yesterday,  when the attackers came in droves and demanded for the house of a prominent businessman,  Alhaji Abdulkadir. The bandits demanded for money after they gained entry into Abdulkadir’s residence where they tortured his wife, Raihana, who later yielded to pressure and gave them some money. “They were carrying guns and menacingly pointing at me, demanding I should bring ... more
  • 3 days Kidnapping, banditry: Police launch Operation Puff Adder for Osun, Oyo, Ondo Sun
    Clement Adeyi, Osogbo As part of strategies to tackle the spate of insecurity challenges across the country, the Nigeria Police has launched Operation Puff Adder in Osun State. Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone XI, comprising Ondo, Osun and Oyo states, Adeleye Oyebade, disclosed this at the Zonal Command Headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital, yesterday, where the programme was launched. Oyebade said the security outfit was launched in compliance with the instruction of the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Adamu, who had directed that it must be replicated in all the zonal and state ... more
  • 3 days INEC fixes April 27 for Ajeromi/Ifelodun supplementary poll Sun |Politics
    Emeka Anokwuru The Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State, yesterday, said the supplementary poll in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency would hold on April 27. INEC had declared the February 23 National Assembly election inconclusive in the constituency. The supplementary election has been scheduled to hold in the 71 polling units in the constituency. The Commission fixed the date in compliance with a court order which directed it to announce results of the February 23 election in the constituency; during a stakeholders’ meeting at its office in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Secretariat. INEC Returning Officer for the Federal Constituency, ... more
  • 3 days Olowo: Owo community begins burial rites Sun
    Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Burial rites have begun for the Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi who joined his ancestors on Tuesday. Traditionalists in the ancient town announced the burial rites for the late monarch. Daily Sun gathered that traditional chiefs and prominent indigenes of the town have started meeting, to perfect arrangements for the burial of the late traditional ruler. Oba Olagbegi, a former chairman, Ondo State Council of Traditional Rulers and chancellor of the University of Abuja, died at 77. A visit to the town, yesterday, showed that the people were in mournful mood as many of ... more
  • 3 days South West speakers validate, adopt harmonised standing orders Sun
    Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Conference of Speakers of the Houses of Assembly in the South West  held  a crucial meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, yesterday, during which they validated and adopted harmonised standing orders for the legislature in the region. The harmonised standing orders will make the procedures for removing presiding principal officers of the parliament in each of the six states in the zone. Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa,  who is also chairman of the conference led others to the meeting. The review meeting was attended by speakers of all Houses of Assembly and ... more
  • 3 days Ogelle offers $5,000 reward for content creation Sun
    Emma Njoku Africa’s foremost online and entrainment user generated content platform, Ogelle, has offered $5,000 reward for any content creation that attracts over 100,000 viewers. Ogelle founder and Chief Executive of Reddot Television Network Limited, Osita Oparaugo, who made the disclosure at an interactive session with select newsmen, in Lagos, yesterday, said the platform provides multiple opportunities for Africa content producers, whose work will be available around the globe, providing the producers a global voice. Oparaugo said: “To lovers of African content, Ogelle presents world-class content that is rich in Africa’s customs and traditions, bold, diverse and globally appealing. Most ... more
  • 3 days Terminal 3 launches Ogudu outlet  Sun |Biz
    Chinwendu Obienyi  Terminal 3, a leading restaurant brand pioneering a revolution in the Nigerian fast food sector, has unveiled its outlet in Ogudu, Lagos state.  The grand launch of the restaurant was in line with its desire to offer customers the extraordinary dining and relaxation experience. Speaking at the launch yesterday, Chairman, Terminal 3, Lekan Ajisafe, said the eatery was established to meet up with the needs and gaps which other eateries could notfill within the vicinity.  According to him, Terminal 3 is a well thought-out firm which was founded on entrepreneurship and innovations and designed to offer breakfast, lunch ... more
  • 3 days Why we listed on NYSE –Jumia Sun |Biz
    Jumia, Africa’s leading online shopping company Thursday  said it listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to raise funds and drive innovation into Africa. Addressing journalists Thursday in Lagos on the company’s recent milestone listing, its Chief Financial Officer, Ernest Eguasa, said the company took the decision for the fact thatNew York bourse was the world’s largest and more familiar with e-commerce industry. He said that by joining NYSE, Jumia wanted to show the digital innovation happening in Africa and other opportunities in terms of technology and e-commerce. “We met a lot of investors and New York ... more
  • 3 days FG restructuring BoA for improved efficiency–BPE Sun |Biz
    Uche Usim and Joseph Inokotong Abuja Director General of the Burean of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex Okoh,  has said the planned restructuring of the Bank of Agriculture(BoA), was aimed at improving its operating framework and governance structure. Speaking   at the kick-off meeting for the recapitalisation of the bank on Tuesday, in Abuja, Okoh said the bank had performed sub-optimally due to the myriad of challenges it faced since inception in 1972. According to him, “the process will lead to the privatisation of equity of the bank. We envisage that the Central Bank equity will be reduced to ... more
  • 3 days DPR bans sale of LPG in shops, homes Sun |Biz
    The Department of Petroleum Resources  (DPR), has said it would clamp down on illicit retailers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) popularly known as cooking gas in Rivers State. DPR’s Port Harcourt Zone Operations’ Controller, Mr Bassey Nkanga, hinted of a planned clampdown on the sideline of LPG stakeholders’ meeting in Port Harcourt on Thursday. He said it was now illegal for retailers to transfer cooking gas from one cylinder bottle to another for sale to customers, an act commonly done by roadside LPG retailers. “Plans are ongoing to clamp down on any LPG retailer involved in decanting of cooking gas ... more
  • 3 days Minister woos investors, says Nigeria’s economic outlook positive Sun |Biz
    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Buhari administration has laid the necessary groundwork for the growth of the nation’s economy. He  also urged investors to take advantage of the government’s efforts by investing massively in Nigeria. The Minister, who made the call in London on Thursday, at a breakfast meeting with investors, lawyers, the business community and diplomats with ties to Nigeria, said the country – as the largest economy and political powerhouse in Africa – represents a highly attractive market and investment partner. “Not only is our administration positive about our economy’s outlook, but ... more
  • 3 days 20% manufacturing output: Experts task FG on building materials Sun |Biz
    Maduka Nweke The Federal Government has been urged to factor building materials in the 20 per cent manufacturing out put being projected. An expert in building and construction projects, Mr. Demola Akonji, said that the neglect of building materials by government has helped to increase the shortage of accommodation among the citizens. He said that a lot of people could not afford accommodation or home of their own because the cost of procuring the materials has become frightening. “The moment building materials are manufactured in the country, the right time to start talking about reducing accommodation shortage in the country. ... more
  • 3 days Otodo Gbame eviction worsens housing problems  Sun |Biz
    Maduka Nweke For not considering relative alternative for the evictees of Otodo Gbame community, an expert in the built environment has chided the Lagos State Government for its inability to create suitable alternatives for those ejected. Mr. Andrew Iwunna, an independent estate agent in Lagos stated that governments are fund of inflicting pains and injuries on the citizens meanwhile, they will be saying they care for the citizens.  In his assessment of the situation, Iwunna decried the deceit with which politicians lobby and canvass for votes during electioneering campaigns saying their attitudes once elected does not show any sign of concern for ... more
  • 3 days Brexit delay to boost house prices by 1.1%  Sun |Biz
    House prices are expected to pick up during spring, despite Brexit delays. Prices rose by 1.1 per cent in April according to Rightmove’s house price index, adding another £3,447 on average to the cost of property. Average house prices are now at £305,449 up from £302,002. It’s the largest rise seen at this time of year since April 2016. Over the past few month’s Britain’s fraught departure from the European Union has temporarily stalled the housing market as buyers continue to drag their feet while they wait for the out come of Brexit. But even though Article 50 has been pushed ... more
  • 3 days Estate focus: Lashone Estate Ikorodu, Lagos Sun |Biz
    This Estate is located at Oke-Lisa, Off Ijede road just off the popular Itamago roundabout at Ikorodu Local Government Area. Still, at the stage of a housing project, Lashone covers over 50 Acres of land in a fast-growing environment that is emerging to become a solution to housing challenges. With much recognition and awareness of development at Ikorodu, Lashone Estate Ikorodu plays a major role in providing housing for meaningful Nigeriansaround the world who desire to live in a value-driven environment. Lashone Estate Ikorodu development project covers buildings of different prototypes (Twin & Single Duplexes, Blocks of Flat, Storey building, Bungalows, Public Facilities, Residential Parks, Walkways, School and ... more
  • 3 days Senate leadership: Why is South East APC silent? Sun |Columns
    Since the agitation over the leadership of the 9th National Assembly started, I have been waiting to hear what top Igbo members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as individuals and the South East caucus in the party, as a political group, would say. At a time when the APC leadership has zoned the positions of Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives to the North East and South West, I have been longing for the reaction of the Igbo bigwigs in the APC and other people from South East, who may not be members of the ruling ... more
  • 3 days Role of manager in real estate projects Sun |Biz
    Maduka Nweke,   08034207864, 08118879331 Managers are people with extensive knowledge of what they are to manage. One whose knowledge is highly concentrated in surveying land may not be technically endowed to manage construction sites. Although, these days, people claim knowledge of every aspect of construction in order not to allow a dime shift out from the bulk money, the system is wrong because you should be able to master what you do. This jack of all trades and ‘master’ of none technicians are seen as the root causes of many building collapse in the country. The economists already ... more
  • 3 days Why Ndume deserves to be Senate president –Bathnna Sun |Politics
    Ismail Omipidan James Bathnna, , a close ally of Senator  Ndume and one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts in Borno State, speaks on why Ndume should be elected the Senate president.  What are the chances of Senator Ndume?   We are very optimistic about him clinching the seat, because Senator Ndume still stands a better chance of emerging the Senate president. Many Nigerians have come to know who the best candidate is and many have gotten to know that Ndume stands for democracy; he stands for all ideals that are democratic and this contest has proven so.  Does he enjoy ... more
  • 3 days Ministerial slot: Women group, others make case for Abia oil producing area Sun |Politics
    Okey Sampson, Abia   Ukwa, located in the southern fringes of Abia State and made up of two Local Government Areas of Ukwa East and West, is the only oil producing area the state can boast of. But from all indices, Ukwa remains the proverbial hen that lays the golden egg, yet lacks the basic ingredients of life. To ameliorate the situation, there has been agitations by eminent personalities and groups from the area clamouring that the Abia ministerial slot should be given to somebody from the area as a way to not only redress the imbalance in political appointments ... more
  • 3 days 2019: How court settled Niger senatorial contest Sun |Politics
    John Adams, Minna History, they say is “the record of past events,” and by last Monday, history repeated itself as the senator representing Niger East, David Umoru, was declared by the court as the party’s candidate that ought to have been presented for the February 2019 National Assembly election in the state. He had to wait for the court to claim his mandate as the duly elected senator. This is the second time the embattled lawmaker will be reclaiming his mandate through the court to make it to the Senate.  In 2014, Umoru challenged the outcome of a senatorial by-election ... more
  • 3 days Valar Morghulis: 10 lessons from Game of Thrones Sun |Columns
    For those of you who do not know what Game of Thrones is, just think about how some of us have no clue when you go on and on about your favourite football team. Game of Thrones is based on the series of books known as ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ (ASOIAF) by George R.R. Martin. The books of ASOIAF are pretty dense and can be convoluted (an average of 700 pages each) but they tell a story of power, leadership, gender, love, sex, magic, religion, diversity, betrayal, family, loyalty, the list goes on. In essence, even though the ... more
  • 3 days The scramble for private varsities Sun |Opinion
    This article is provoked by the recent news report that the National Universities Commission (NUC) is currently processing about 303 new applications for the establishment of more private universities in the country. The Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who revealed this at a two-day National Summit on Private Universities, stated that the applications were received from group of individuals, corporate and faith-based organizations across the country. Currently, Nigeria has about 170 universities, made up of 43 owned by the Federal Government, 48 by State Governments and 79 by private individuals and organizations. 38 of the private universities ... more
  • 3 days The scramble for private varsities Sun |Columns
    This article is provoked by the recent news report that the National Universities Commission (NUC) is currently processing about 303 new applications for the establishment of more private universities in the country. The Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who revealed this at a two-day National Summit on Private Universities, stated that the applications were received from group of individuals, corporate and faith-based organizations across the country. Currently, Nigeria has about 170 universities, made up of 43 owned by the Federal Government, 48 by State Governments and 79 by private individuals and organizations. 38 of the private universities ... more
  • 3 days Global concerns over escalating hunger in Nigeria Sun |Opinion
    Adeze Ojukwu The unprecedented level of poverty and hunger affecting many Nigerians, may have reached exponential dimensions, according to global reports. Research findings from 15 agencies in the international humanitarian and development community showed that Nigeria, particularly northern region, was among eight countries, with two-thirds of the 113 million people, affected by acute hunger last year. The worst food crises in 2018, in order of severity were listed as: ‘Yemen,  Democratic Republic of  Congo(DRC), Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syrian, Sudan, South Sudan and Nigeria. These eight countries accounted for two thirds of the total number of people facing acute food insecurity, estimated ... more
  • 3 days Atiku’s paternity and APC’s grievous allegation Sun |Opinion
    Ogbe Ada Patrick In a boxing bout, even though two opponents are throwing dangerous punches at each other; certain firm rules guide the contest. For many who are already conversant with the game of boxing; (and for a few others who are not aware of the fact), one of the rules that guide the sport of boxing-no matter how violent, the contest is turning out to be-is the rule that, a boxer, or pugilist-in the boxing ring-must never hit his (or her) opponent, below the belt !! In my own candid opinion, I think APC- the now ruling party in Nigeria, ... more
  • 3 days As Shettima rounds up in Borno Sun |Opinion
    Inuwa Bwala We are already in the season when journalists will more likely ask people leaving political offices, especially governors about their stewardships. It is also a time when outgoing chief executives, will like to talk about their legacies or what they are more likely to be remembered for, even when they are not asked. It is the time media houses smile to the banks as political players struggle to outdo each other in trying to showcase what they term their achievements in the media. It is yet another era of truths backed with facts, half-truths hidden behind manipulated figures ... more
  • 3 days Suspension of 12 LG chairmen: Wike notifies Assembly Sun
    Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has notified the House of Assembly of the suspension of 12 local government chairmen. Wike, in a letter to the Speaker of the  House, Owaji Ikunyi-Ibeni, entitled: “Notice of suspension of 12 local government chairmen,” premised his action on section 64 (3) of the Rivers State Local Government Law No. 5 of 2018 “I, hereby, serve you notice of the suspension of the following 12 local government areas chairmen for security reasons for approval and ratification. “The affected chairmen are: Philemon Kingolo (Okrika); Tom Aliezi (Emohua); Daniel E. ... more
  • 3 days … Opposition leaders commend governor on governance Sun
    Leaders of opposition political parties in Rivers State have commended Governor Nyesom Wike for involving them in the governance process, declaring that they will take advantage of his olive branch. They expressed happiness that Wike has lived up to his pledge by constituting a multi-party committee to commence the transition into his second term. Former AAC deputy governorship candidate, Bombar, praised Wike for his kind gesture by extending the olive branch to the opposition. He promised to bring his expertise as a former security officer to bear in collaboration with the government and relevant stakeholders to ensure peace ... more
  • 3 days PDP: Edo govt dismisses alleged intimidation of members Sun |Politics
    Edo State Government has dismissed allegations that the government is intimidating a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The government said nobody is above the law in the state and added that the interest of the masses would always supersede that of a privileged few. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, reiterated the supremacy of the rule of law and order in the state, noting that the allegation of victimisation on the grounds of defection was baseless. He said: “We read with surprise that the opposition party ... more
  • 3 days Court sacks Ogbuoji, orders fresh senatorial election in Ebonyi Sun |Politics
    Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State, has sacked the senator representing Ebonyi South, Sonni Ogbuoji. The court, in a judgment delivered by Justice Akintola Aluko, ordered him to vacate the seat immediately. This came barely 38 days after the lawmaker, who contested the  last governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was defeated by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Governor David Umahi. Ogbuoji had, in 2018, dumped his former party, the PDP, on which platform he went to the Senate, citing intractable crisis in ... more
  • 3 days Navy arrests 9 for arms smuggling Sun
    PHILIP NWOSU Nine persons allegedly involved in arms smuggling have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy operative working under the just concluded OPERATION JUNCTION RAIN, in which the United States military participated in. The nine persons arrested for illegal possession of sophisticated weapons and military uniform within the Nigerian territorial waters, include, three Greek citizens, one American and five Nigerians. Addressing journalists before handing over the nine persons to the Interpol, the Officer in Tactical Command, Commodore Dickson Olisamunogor said the men were arrested during the just-concluded Operation Junction Rain alongside a vessel painted in naval colour and named ... more
  • 3 days Court stops Imo govt accounts with CBN, 16 banks over N1.5b debt Sun
    Godwin Tsa, Abuja An Abuja High Court has stopped the Imo State government from withdrawing money from its account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 16 other banks across the country on account of a N1.5billion debt it owed a firm, E. F. Network Nigeria Limited. Justice Bello Kawu who gave the ruling gave the affected banks 14 days within which to show cause why the garnishee order nisi should not be made absolute in satisfaction of the judgment sum contained in the Supreme Court judgment. The banks listed with the CBN are Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Jaiz Bank, Union ... more
  • 3 days Kano guber: Appeal court affirms Abba Yusuf as PDP candidate Sun |Politics
    Desmond Mgboh, Kano An appeal court sitting in Kaduna has set aside the judgment of a Federal High Court in Kano which had invalidated the candidacy of Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for 2019 governorship election in Kano State. The court led by Justice Tanko Hussaini agreed with the prayers of the appellate that the plaintiff, Ibrahim Al’amin Little did not participate in the October 2, 2018, primary election conducted by the PDP in Kano State. The court also held that the appellant’s name was not included among the defendants in the original case, ... more
  • 3 days Ebonyi: More trouble for Ogbuoji Sun
    Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State has sacked the senator representing Ebonyi South senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji. The court, in a judgment, delivered by Justice Akintola Aluko, declared the seat occupied by the lawmaker vacant and ordered him to vacate it immediately. This came barely 38 days after the lawmaker who contested the governorship election in the March 9 poll on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was defeated by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Governor David Umahi. Ogbuoji had in ... more
  • 3 days Tribunal grants service on Ortom through substituted means Sun
    Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Governorship and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State has granted the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Emmanuel Jime, and the party to serve their petition on Governor Samuel Ortom through substituted means. In a motion ex parte filed by Jime and the APC, in which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Samuel Ortom and the PDP were first, second and third respondents respectively, the petitioners had sought leave of the tribunal to serve the petition and all other processes in the petition on the second respondent’s state party ... more
  • 3 days Lagos police boss assures residents of adequate security at Easter Sun
    Christopher Oji Lagos State Police Commissioner, Zubairu Muazu, has said that the command has put adequate security measures to protect lives and property during the Easter celebration. The commissioner of police at a press briefing, at the command headquarters, said that every place, including worship centers, would be secured and advised members of the public to go about their businesses without fear of violence. According to Muazu: “On behalf of the officers and men of the Lagos State police command, I wish our Christian brothers and sisters happy Easter celebrations. The command has made adequate arrangement for hitch-free celebrations. ... more
  • 3 days Wike notifies Rivers Assembly of suspension of 12 council chairmen Sun
    Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has notified the state House of Assembly of the suspension of 12 local government council chairmen. Governor Wike, in a letter to the Speaker of the House of Assembly titled: “Notice of suspension of the chairmen of 12 local government councils chairmen,” premised his action on Section 64 (3) of the Rivers State Local Government Law No. 5 of 2018 He wrote: “I hereby serve you notice of the suspension of the following 12 local government councils chairmen for security reasons for approval and ratification.” The affected chairmen were: Philemon Kingolo ... more
  • 3 days Wike notifies Rivers Assembly of suspension of 12 council chairmen Sun
    TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State governor, Nyesom  Wike, has notified the state House of Assembly of the suspension of 12 local government council chairmen. Governor Wike, in a letter to the Speaker of the House of Assembly titled: “Notice of suspension of the chairmen of 12 local government councils chairmen,” premised his action on Section 64 (3) of the Rivers State Local Government Law No. 5 of 2018 He wrote: “I hereby serve you notice of the suspension of the following 12 local government councils chairmen for security reasons for approval and ratification.” The affected chairmen were: Philemon Kingolo (Okrika), Tom ... more
  • 3 days Onnoghen heads to A-Court Sun
    Godwin Tsa, Abuja The former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has described his conviction by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) as a breach of his fundamental principles of natural justice, equity and good conscience. Although Onnoghen declined to speak to journalists immediately after the judgment, his counsel, Okon Nkanu Efut, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), alleged that the judgment was premeditated. He disclosed that when on January 23 the CCT granted the ex-parte order which President Muhammadu Buhari relied upon on January 25, to remove Justice Onnoghen from office as the CJN, its position on the matter ... more
  • 3 days Another mayhem in Adamawa as suspected Fulani militants raze community, kill 4, injure 3 Sun
    Billy Graham Abel Yola Two aged couple and their two granddaughters were allegedly brutally murdered in yet another Fulani militia onslaught on Bolon town in Demsa local government of Adamawa State on Wednesday night. The armed killer-Fulani attackers were said to have descended on the town at around 10 pm shooting sporadically and burning down over one hundred houses. Speaking to our correspondent, the village head of Bolon, Robinson Filgona said: “Over one a hundred households in my community are now homeless because their houses have been burnt down. “Our food has also been burnt to ashes just like ... more
  • 3 days Updated: NAF sets up board to investigate alleged civilian killings in Zamfara Sun
    Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has set up a Board of Inquiry (BOI), to investigate the veracity of the claims by some traditional rulers in Zamfara State that some innocent citizens were killed during its raids on armed bandits hideouts. The panel to be headed by an Air Vice Marshal (AVM), is expected to work with the Zamfara State government, Council of Chiefs and other stakeholders to verify the authenticity of the names of the alleged deceased persons released by the traditional rulers. The panel is also expected will begin its investigation from Katsina, the headquarters of ... more
  • 3 days Okorocha plans 6 new varsities for Imo  Sun
          Fred Ezeh, Abuja   Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has revealed that six new state-owned universities would be established in no distant time. They are universities of Science and Technology, Agriculture and Environmental Science, Marine, Creative Technology, Medical Sciences, and two faith-based varsities. Okorocha disclosed the information in Abuja, on Thursday, when he led some government officials to the headquarters of the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja, to receive an operational license for the University of Agriculture and Environmental Science. He said the universities were designed to provide specialized knowledge and skills in some critical areas ... more
  • 3 days BOI has performed sub-optimally – BPE Sun |Biz
    Uche Usim, Abuja The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) is championing the recapitalization of the Bank Of Industry (BOI) as its current operating framework and governance structure is burdened with myriads of challenges that have made it perform sub-optimally since its creation in 1972. The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh made ... more
  • 3 days Poor audit report implementation hurting economy – AuGF Sun
    Uche Usim, Abuja The Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF), Anthony Mkpe Ayine has described the poor implementation of audit recommendations contained in the Auditor-General’s inspections and annual audit reports as a clog in the wheel of efforts to rid the country’s public sector of corruption. He made this known when a high-level delegation from the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) led by its Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor, paid a courtesy visit to his office on Wednesday at the Audit House in Abuja. Ayine said implementing the recommendations contained in the Audit inspection report to management of Ministries Departments and Agencies ... more
  • 3 days 2 die in Ibadan in petrol tanker fire Sun
    GBENGA OLUGBODI, IBADAN A fully-loaded 33,000 litres petroleum tanker today, lost control, fell and went up in flames in Ibadan claiming two lives. The victims were a male and a female. Our correspondent reports that the incident happened at Sawmill/Onipepeye area on Ibadan-Lagos Expressway. While the fire raged, a large crowd gathered to witness the accident but could not help as the inferno continued. The sympathisers wailed at the sight of the bodies of the victims when they were eventually retrieved. Our correspondent also gathered that three cars were unfortunate caught in the inferno.   The post 2 die in Ibadan in petrol ... more
  • 3 days Football team manager arraigned over N2.8m fraud in Anambra Sun
     Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka  A football team manager, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court, Awka, over alleged N2.8 million fraud. Onuchukwu, who is the manager of Nnewi United Football Club, was accused of obtaining the said sum from an Anambra- based businessman and state Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu,  under false pretense. He was said to have gone to Nwobu pretending that he would use the money to facilitate travels for young players who wished to play outside the country. In the charge brought against him by the prosecution counsel, A.N. Obo, ... more
  • 3 days Poor audit report implementation hurting economy – AuGF Sun
    Uche Usim, Abuja The Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF), Anthony Mkpe Ayine has described the poor implementation of audit recommendations contained in the Auditor-General’s inspections and annual audit reports as a clog in the wheel of efforts to rid the country’s public sector of corruption. He made this known when a high-level delegation from the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) led by its Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor, paid a courtesy visit to his office on Wednesday at the Audit House in Abuja. Ayine said implementing the recommendations contained in the Audit inspection report to management of Ministries Departments and Agencies ... more
  • 3 days Poor audit report implementation hurting economy – AuGF Sun |Biz
    Uche Usim, Abuja The Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF), Anthony Mkpe Ayine has described the poor implementation of audit recommendations contained in the Auditor-General’s inspections and annual audit reports as a clog in the wheel of efforts to rid the country’s public sector of corruption. He made this known when a high-level delegation from the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) led by its Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor, paid a courtesy visit to his office on Wednesday at the Audit House in Abuja. Ayine said implementing the recommendations contained in the Audit inspection report to management of Ministries Departments and Agencies ... more
  • 3 days Armed banditry: FG to launch special security outfit to defend farmers Sun
    Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Federal government is set to launch a new civil defence outfit called ‘Agro-Rangers’ which will guard farmers and allied investments and facilities across the country. Code-named ‘Agro Rangers,” the Minister of the Interior, Alhaji Abdulrahman Dambazzau, explained that the initiative became necessary due to the criminal activities of bandits which he regretted had tended to obstruct farmers in the course of their work. Moreover, according to him, the new security outfit will equally check the recurrent menace of clashes between farmers and cattle herders. Speaking on Thursday in Katsina while inspecting facilities at the National Civil ... more
  • 3 days BIRS wages War Against illegal Taxation, check-points Sun
     Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Benue State Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), has disclosed that the Service has effected the arrest of about 60 persons apprehended with illegal tax receipts, also operating illegal check points in the state between October, 2018 and March, 2019. Executive Chairman of the Service, Terzungwe Atser disclosed this on Thursday during series of meetings held with traditional rulers, youths and leaders of communities where these road blocks are mounted in some parts of the state. He explained further that out of the number, 48 have been charged to court, four still in police custody, while eight ... more
  • 3 days Wike suspends 12 Rivers council chairmen  Sun
    TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has suspended 12 local government areas’ chairmen.  The suspension of the council chairmen was with immediate effect. The suspended council chairmen included those of Okrika,  Emohua,  Abua/Odual,  Degema, Khana, Gokana,  Ahoada East,  Ikwerre, Eleme, Andoni,  Omuma and Ogu/Bolo. According to a statement issued by the governor’s aide on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the affected council chairmen were suspended for failure to participate in state official functions. The post Wike suspends 12 Rivers council chairmen  appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. ... more
  • 3 days Air Peace deploys Boeing 777 for Easter operations Sun
    Louis Ibah Nigerian carrier, Air Peace Airline on Thursday pulled a big surprise on the traveling public as it announced plans to deploy its recently-acquired, wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft for its domestic operations on the Port Harcourt-Abuja and Abuja-Port Harcourt route on Easter Friday and Monday. The wide-bodied B777 aircraft has a capacity to carry over 374 passengers and is considered as one of the biggest, safest and trustworthy airplane manufactured by Boeing. A statement issued by Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said the carrier decided to deploy its Boeing 777 aircraft at Easter to “give Nigerians ... more
  • 3 days NAF to commence flights to Bayelsa airport Sun
    Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Nigerian Air Force is set to commence flights operations into the Bayelsa International Passenger/Cargo Airport to boost confidence in airline operators that the airport is safe for operations. The Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Mobility Command, Air Vice Marshal Uburufih Peter-Uzezi who disclosed this in Yenagoa during a courtesy call on Governor Henry, Seriake Dickson, at Government House Yenagoa, said NAF flight operations would demonstrate to other airline operators that the facility is safe. Peter-Uzezi commended Governor Dickson for his developmental strides in every sector of the state, including the construction of the airport with the longest ... more
  • 4 days NASS leadership: Imo AA, APC Reps ‘ll back Buhari’s choice – Nwosu Sun |Politics
    Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 election, Uche Ñwosu has assured that members of the party that won the House of Representatives seats will support the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari for the Speaker of the House of Representatives. AA won three Federal seats in Imo State in the last election. Nwosu who spoke with some journalists, on Thursday also stated that the Reps-elects on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, will also give their support to Femi Gbajabiamila in line with President Buhari’s directive. The AA candidate ... more
  • 4 days BREAKING: Tribunal convicts Onnoghen Sun
    Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Code of Conduct Tribunal has ordered the removal of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen from office as the CJN after pronouncing him guilty of the six-count charge of non-declaration of assets. He has been consequently banned from holding public office for a period of 10 years. Details later… The post BREAKING: Tribunal convicts Onnoghen appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. ... more
  • 4 days Insecurity: Civil populace needs to assist security agencies with information – Buratai Sun
    Ben Dunno, Warri The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has urged the civil populace to be more alive to the responsibility of divulging useful information that could assist security operatives in combating the menace of violence crimes in society. He made the appeal while fielding question from newsmen at the Government House, Asaba, after commiserating with the acting Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, over the death of Major Gen. David Ejoor, an illustrious indigene of Delta State who served the Nigerian Army diligently. The army boss who stated that information plays a very significant role in the ... more
  • 4 days Nigerian Army to bury Ejoor – Brutai Sun
    Ben Dunno, Warri Delta State government has said it has appraised the conduct of 2019 general elections and scored the Nigerian Army very high in terms of professionalism and integrity of men and officers deployed for elections duties across the state. The acting state governor, Barr Kingsley Otuaro, gave this commendation while receiving the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, and other senior officers who were at Government House, Asaba, to commiserate with the government and people of the state on the passage of Major-General David Ejoor. The army boss had embarked on a 2-day working ... more
  • 4 days Armed bandits attack Jigawa village, killed one injured 9 Sun
    Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse Suspected armed bandits ‎have attacked Garin Mai-dawa village in Dutse Local Government Area killing one Alhaji Mohammed Jinjiri while nine people including children sustained gunshot wounds. The attack was ‎allegedly carried out at around 3 am on Thursday morning; the attackers came in their numbers demanding to be shown the house of a prominent businessman, Alhaji Abdulkadir. The armed bandits demanded money after gaining entry into Alhaji Abdulkadir’s residence where they tortured his wife, Raihana Muhammed, who later yielded to their pressure and gave them all the money in the house. “They were carrying guns and menacingly ... more
  • 4 days BREAKING: Tribunal throws out Onnoghen’s objections Sun
    Godwin Tsa The Code of Conduct Tribunal has dismissed the preliminary objection raised by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, challenging his trial before the tribunal. While assuming jurisdiction to adjudicate on the six count charge against Justice Onnoghen, the Tribunal in a ruling delivered by its chairman, Danladi Umar, overruled itself in its judgment that quashed a similar charge against another Justice of the Supreme Court, Sylvester Ngwuta, on the ground that the NJC ought to have been allowed to look into the matter before the case was filed. The Tribunal had while departing from ... more
  • 4 days Police arrest top “spiritual father,” another over Channels TV staff kidnap Sun
    Christopher Oji The police have nabbed a top kidnap kingpin and one other in connection with the alleged kidnap of Channel Television staff on Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, made available to our correspondent said: “In continuation of efforts to rid the Abuja- Kaduna Expressway of kidnapping and other heinous crimes, cracked detectives from the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Unit (IRT) and other operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder have arrested  Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48, a native of Dutsinma LGA, Katsina State. The man, a self-confessed spiritual father of kidnappers terrorising ... more
  • 4 days Dominant Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo Sun |Sports
     Rafa Nadal produced a clay court masterclass to pick apart fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-1, as the world number two began his Monte Carlo Masters title defence in stunning fashion on Wednesday. Playing his first match since injuring his knee at Indian Wells in March,  Nadal showed no signs of rust as he raced into a 5-0 lead in the first set on Court Rainier III. Bautista Agut did get on the board, but Nadal clinched the opening set and put his opponent under further pressure with another break of serve at the start of the second. There ... more
  • 4 days Guardiola vows Manchester City will ‘stand up’ in title race after ‘cruel’ exit Sun |Sports
    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that his team would “stand up” and fight for the Premier League title after their dreams of a quadruple were ended by Wednesday’s dramatic exit from the Champions League. City went out on the away goals rule after their 4-3 win at the Etihad Stadium left the two legged quarter-final standing at 4-4 on aggregate. Guardiola’s side thought a late goal from Raheem Sterling had earned them a place in the semi-finals but the effort was ruled. A VAR review confirmed that Sergio Aguero was offside in the build-up. “It is cruel but ... more
  • 4 days Delta: Court declines to stay execution of judgment against Nwaoboshi Sun
    Godwin Tsa, Abuja A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has rejected the request to stay execution of the judgment that sacked Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, who was re-elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Delta North Senatorial District. The application by Senator Nwaoboshi was an attempt to prevent the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from issuing a certificate of return to Prince Ned Nwoko who was declared winner of the senatorial seat by the court. Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court had in his judgment delivered on April 3, ... more
  • 4 days Judgment on Onnoghen moved to 12pm Sun
    Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has shifted its judgment on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to noon. Read alsoTribunal throws out Onnoghen’s objections The Federal Government had on January 11 filed a six-count charge against Onnoghen, alleging among other things that he failed to declare his assets to the Bureau between June 2005 and December 14, 2016. Justice Onnoghen was already at the Tribunal for the judgment before the announcement. Only two of his lawyers and a handful of his aides were seated in the courtroom when a court official made ... more
  • 4 days Senate Presidency: N’East stakeholders endorse Goje, write Oshiomhole Sun
    Fred Itua, Abuja Senator Danjuma Goje’s ambition for the Senate Presidency in the ninth National Assembly has received a boost with the endorsement by the North East Consultative Forum (NESF) and five other groups in the geopolitical zone. Rising from an emergency meeting held at the Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi, on Wednesday, the groups, including North East Elders Mobilisation Forum, APC national youth caucus, Borno Discussion Circle, Gombe Political Associations and North East Youth Awareness for good governance, urged Goje to immediately declare for the position. The groups, after a thorough assessment of the three contenders for the Senate Presidency from ... more
  • 4 days Kebbi court restricts Kangiwa from parading himself as APC House candidate Sun
    Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi Federal High Court sitting in Birnin-Kebbi on Wednesday has ordered that Hon. Husseini Suleiman Kangiwa stop parading himself as APC House of Representative candidate of the 2019 National Assembly election of Dandi/Arewa federal constituency. The plaintiff, Hon. Umar Abdullahi Kamba, had challenged the substitution of his name by the APC, National headquarters Abuja with Hon. Kangiwa, who is the second defendants in the matter in a primary election he won and supervised by the APC National Assembly elections supervising committee. Justice Sunday Onu Bassey, while delivering the judgment, noted that Kangiwa did not appeared before the court ... more
  • 4 days My weakness after treating malaria Sun |Columns
    Dear Dr., I have been feeling funny for some time now. I treated malaria before this feeling.  I was given some Co-artem by the doctor, but was allowed to go use Chloroquine at the full dose because I told the doctor I did not like Co-artem. I feel weak, fragile and listless, wanting to sleep or rest shortly after getting up in the morning. What is the matter and what can I do? – Helen Jane Sahleh, Potiskum, Adamawa.   Dear Helen, Half-treated malaria can make anyone anaemic quickly and that spectre stares you and many of us in ... more
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