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  • 2 hours Niger APC Chieftain Urges FG To Make The Out Come of Magu Investigation Public Sun
     John Adams, Minna As Nigerians await the out come of the ongoing investigation of the suspended Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Boss, Ibrahim Magu, a Chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) and former commissioner for information, culture, and tourism in Niger state, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa has urged the federal government to ensure that the findings of the investigation panel is make public. Vatsa said that is the only way Nigerians can believe and have confidence in the anti-corruption war of the Buhari administration which is already suffering credibility problem because of the way and manner the ... more
  • 2 hours Troops neutralise bandit leaders in Zamfara, rescue kidnapped victims in Kaduna – DHQ Sun
     The Military says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralised some notable leaders and several members of the criminal group in air strikes in the Zamfara State section of the Kagara Forest. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Enenche said the feat was achieved on July 9, sequel to intelligence reports that revealed the movement of armed bandits with large number of rustled livestock from the Sokoto State side of the Forest and set up camp in the Zamfara portion. Earlier, counsel to the DSS, T.A. Nurudeen told the court that the defendant committed ... more
  • 2 hours Anambra Assembly directs corporation’s MD to tidy up accounts, appear before it Sun
    The Anambra House Assembly Committee on Public Account on Friday directed the State Housing Development Corporation to tidy up its financial transactions for 2019 and appear before it again. The Chairman of the committee, Mr Somtochukwu Udeze, gave the directive when the Managing Director of the corporation, Mr Willie Okafor, appeared before to present the corporation’s financial transactions for 2019. Udeze expressed dissatisfaction with the financial records of the corporation as presented by the managing director. He said verification of the ... more
  • 2 hours FRSC arrests 54 motorists for violating COVID-19 safety measures in A’Ibom Sun
    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Eket Unit, has arrested 54 vehicles for violating COVID-19 rule on physical distancing between May and June in Eket. The Unit Commander of FRSC, Charles Williams, made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Eket. Williams said that 17 motorists were arrested in May and 37 others in June for violating COVID-19 directives on physical distancing. The Unit Commander said that 17 motorists were apprehended for violating physical distancing by carrying 92 passengers out of who 30 persons were discharged. “In June, ... more
  • 2 hours Vehicles: FRSC to enforce against driving without number plates Sun
    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ekiti Sector Commander, Mrs Funmilayo Akinlade, says the command will soon start the enforcement against driving of vehicles without number plates of identification in the state. Akinlade made this known in a statement signed by the command’s Public Education Officer, Mr Ayodeji Oluwadunsin in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. The FRSC boss warned motorists to shun the use of covered, damaged, defaced or obscured number plates, saying any violator would be made to face the wrath of the law. more
  • 2 hours Court sentences internet fraudster to 6 months imprisonment after plea bargain Sun
    A Federal High Court on Friday sentenced an internet fraudster, Toba Agbanah, to six months imprisonment for internet fraud of N21.1 million. Delivering judgment, Justice Patricia Ajoku, convicted and sentenced Agbanah after he pleaded guilty and subsequently went into a plea bargain agreement with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC). “This judgment is in line with the provisions of Section 270 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 that provides for anyone that enters a plea bargain agreement to be given a reduced sentence. more
  • 3 hours Rivers Police, LG boss disagree over purported cultists’ amnesty Sun
    TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State Police Command and the chairman of Tai Local Government Area of the state have criticized themselves over the recent weapons’ submission by suspected armed gangs in the area. State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), had earlier described the purported amnesty to some gang members in the LGA as a charade. Omoni faulted the refusal of some gang members from submitting their weapons and advised them to take advantage of the amnesty window offered to them, or be ready to face the ... more
  • 3 hours EFCC arraigns 10 over alleged unlawful deal in 100 metric tonnes of fuel Sun
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arranged 10 men before a Federal High Court in Lagos, over alleged illegal deal in petroleum products. The defendants were arraigned on Thursday alongside a vessel, MV CX Fleet, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on a three-count charge bordering on illegal deal in petroleum products to the tune of 100 metric tonnes of Automative Gas Oil (AGO). The defendants are: Christopher Ewgeregor, Emeka Chidiebere, Erekedomene Lawrence, Collins Okorie, Julius Makingbene, Ededeni Bassey, James Joshua, Kingsley Tamumobelema, Iyobasogie Victor and Ajenu Michael more
  • 3 hours Police investigate alleged murder of 4-year-old boy by own father Sun
     The Police Command in Anambra says it has commenced investigation into alleged murder of a four year-old boy by his biological father. The Police Spokesman in the state, Mr Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Awka, noted that the suspect is 35 years old.  Mohammed stated that the suspect also buried the boy’s corpse in a shallow grave in his compound, located at Ihite Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra.   He added that “on July 9, 2020, at about 3.21 p.m., police operatives attached to Azia Police Station arrested one ... more
  • 5 hours Crisis rocks Ondo PDP as members protest alleged financial inducement by Deputy Governor Sun |Politics
     Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been embroiled in serious internal crisis over allegation of financial inducement leveled against the deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi. Ajayi who is also a governorship aspirant of the party was alleged to have connived with the state chairman of the party, Mr Clement Faboyede to doctor the delegates list ahead of the party’s primary election scheduled for July 22. The Deputy Governor was also alleged to have bribed some executive members of the party ahead of the primary ... more
  • 7 hours Rains: Enugu Govt suspends fixing of potholes Sun
    The Enugu State Government has suspended the ongoing fixing of potholes in the urban metropolis of the state due to frequent rainfall. This is contained in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Greg Nnaji, on Friday in Enugu. Nnaji explained that the action was as a result of the frequent rainfalls during the asphalt paving operations and preparatory works. This include cutting, removal of unsuitable materials, filling and compaction with stone base as well as priming with bitumen. He disclosed that the stability of the ... more
  • 7 hours NAFDAC urges manufacturers in Borno to embrace e-registration Sun
     The Borno Coordinator of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mr Nasiru Mato, has urged manufacturers to embrace use of Automated Product Administration and Monitoring Systems (NAPAMS) for registration of their products. Mato made the call on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Mato said that the e-registration and data Capture System provides an on-line electronic medium for product(s) registration, data capture and renewal of Marketing Authorisation as well as licences. ... more
  • 11 hours COVI D-19: Ngige seeks international aid for Africa to support teleworking, human capital development Sun
    Nigerian government has appealed for international aid and stimulus package for the African region to enhance technology infrastructure and human capital development, needed to achieve a better normal human centred future of work within the COVID-19 pandemic period and afterwards. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige made this appeal when he spoke on behalf of the African region at the Constituent’s Day of the Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work, organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), yesterday. Delivering the Nigeria/Africa statement at ... more
  • 11 hours NWC dissolution saved APC –Ogunlewe, ex-works minister Sun |Politics
    Wilfred Eya Former Minister of Works,  Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe has said that former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will emerge the president of Nigeria in 2023. In this interview, he said having paid his dues in politics, Tinubu whom he described as a very smart politician is well positioned to lead the country.     What is your take on the recent crises in the APC which eventually led to the dissolution of the National Working Committee headed by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole? more
  • 11 hours Iwobi nominated for Everton’s player of the season award Sun |Sports
    Super Eagles’ playmaker, Alex Iwobi, has been nominated for two prestigious end of season awards at Everton, informs the official website of the Toffees. The former Arsenal star has been shortlisted for the Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards. Every Everton player who has made a first-team appearance is eligible to be voted as player of the season, while nominees for the young player of the season accolade must have played for the first team at the age of 23 or under at the start of the season. ... more
  • 11 hours Why I visited Kalu –Abia Speaker Sun
     Okey Sampson, Aba Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Chief Chinedum Orji has told those in the state attacking him for visiting former governor and Senate Chief Whip, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu that he owed them no apology as they were nowhere to be found when the fight for Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to be governor was spearheaded. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Jude Ndukwe, said the Speaker has decided that since those attacking him were not wise enough to sincerely engage him with a view to finding out what actually transpired at the visit but have chosen ... more
  • 11 hours Rivers Angels dismisses Nwabuoku, Oluehi Spanish deals Sun |Sports
    Emma Njoku Rivers Angles Football Club as dismissed reports that Evelyn Nwabuoku and Tochukwu Oluehi have joined a Spanish club, Pozoalbense. In a statement, yesterday, signed by the Media Officer, Jessica Amadi, the Port Harcourt-based club described the report as ‘misleading and inaccurate,’ insisting that both players remain bonafide players of Rivers Angles. Amadi said it was ‘disrespectful and unethical’ for the Spanish club to announce the purported signing of the two Super Falcons’ players in question when it had not ... more
  • 11 hours Tiger Woods announce PGA return Sun |Sports
    Tiger Woods will return to the PGA Tour at the 2020 Memorial Tournament, he announced yesterday. The tournament tees off July 16, at Muirfield Golf Club, in Dublin, Ohio. “I’m looking forward to playing in the @MemorialGolf next week,” he tweeted. “I’ve missed going out and competing with the guys and can’t wait to get back out there.” The Memorial Tournament will be Woods’ first PGA Tour since the Genesis Invitational in February, where he finished 68th at +11. He is a five-time champion of Jack Nicklaus-designed course. The restart of FIBA Competitions (Basketball and 3×3 Basketball) will be based on the adjusted calendar confirmed by the FIBA Executive Committee in April and the calendars ... more
  • 11 hours Premier League delays decision on summer transfer deadline Sun |Sports
    Premier League clubs have delayed a decision about the dates for this summer’s transfer window. Uefa wants the window to close on October 5, before the start of next season’s Champions League. It is understood clubs are considering whether to extend the window for a couple of weeks purely for deals involving football league clubs, who have been badly affected by COVID-19. A final decision is likely to be made at a Premier League meeting on July 24. It is also ... more
  • 11 hours Pellegrini to take charge of Real Betis next season Sun |Sports
    Former Manchester City and West Ham manager, Manuel Pellegrini, will take charge of Real Betis from next season. The Chilean, who managed City from 2013 to 2016, and won a Premier League title and two League Cups with the club, has agreed a three-year deal with Betis. He was in charge at West Ham, his most recent managerial stint, for 19 months before being sacked in December. Betis will be the fourth La Liga club Pellegrini has managed after spells with ... more
  • 11 hours Rangers to rest late George’s jersey number Sun |Sports
    The management of Rangers International Football Club, Enugu, at an emergency meeting, yesterday, announced the retirement of the jersey number ‘15’ worn by Ifeanyi George who died in March 2020 in a ghastly auto crash. General Manager of the club, Davidson Owumi, made the disclosure said the decision was in honour of the great services rendered to the club by the late player. “After a lengthy deliberation by management, we came to a conclusion to rest the jersey number worn by our late attacker, Ifeanyi George, for the whole of next season as a mark of respect and honour for ... more
  • 12 hours NDDC: Senate begins probe Sun
     Fred Itua, Abuja The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), yesterday, came under fire for spending N81 billion between October 2019 to May 2020.  While the Senate acknowledged the discrepancies in the funds spent by IMC, it, however, disclosed that from the document it presented to them, it shows that N81 billion was spent. It said the record of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) revealed that the IMC spent N92 billion, Accountant General record showed N82 ... more
  • 12 hours Lebanese ambassador walks out on Reps Sun
    The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, yesterday,  walked out on the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs. The Committee had summoned Diab in respect to the ill-treatment of Nigerians in Lebanon, particularly Temitope Ariwolo, a 31-year-old woman, who was abused by her employers and prevented from leaving the country. However,  shortly before the meeting commenced,  the ambassador walked out of Hearing Room 348, venue of the interactive session,  and banged the door behind him. Chairman of the committee,  Tolulope ... more
  • 12 hours Buhari mourns Ivorian PM, Coulibaly Sun
     Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja  President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly of Cote d’Ivoire who was also a candidate for the country’s presidential election in October. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said Buhari condoled with President Alassane Ouattara, the government and people of Cote d ‘Ivoire, saying the Prime Minister, who breathed his last in the line of duty at a cabinet meeting, left behind a void not only in his country, but also in the West African subregion which had looked up ... more
  • 12 hours FG to review foreign policy direction, establishes 774 cottage industries Sun
    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja  Nigeria is to review its foreign policies to reflect current global realities, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said. Onyeama at a press briefing with journalists in Abuja said its been a long time the country reviewed its foreign policy  direction and that inputs would be taken from critical stakeholders before the changes are made to existing policies. He stated this at the end of the 7th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu ... more
  • 12 hours We won’t allow bandits overrun Bauchi, vows Gov Mohammed Sun
    Paul Orude, Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi has vowed that his administration would not allow armed banditry to take over the state. The governor stated this, yesterday, when he inaugurated an Administrative Committee of Inquiry into land disputes between herders and farmers caused by land use abuse and illegal allocation in local government areas in the state. “We must not allow our state to be a sanctuary for criminality. We know what is happening in other places like Zamfara and ... more
  • 12 hours Enugu presents vehicle, prizes to school, students Sun
    Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-administration has presented a new bus to Model Secondary School, Nsukka, in recognition of the school’s outstanding performance in the 2019 President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA) of the Federal Ministry of Education. The state government also promoted the school’s principal, Obi Ezeugwuorie, to principal on special Grade Level 17, for providing the desired leadership. It equally presented cash award and laptop computer to each of the five students, who performed creditably in the 2019 national educational competitions. more
  • 12 hours Naira crashes to N463 at black market, as ECA drops to N72.41m Sun |Biz
    Omodele Adigun with agency report The Naira fell to N463 to a dollar on the black market Thursday from 461 the previous session after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  moved to unify the multiple exchange   week, traders said. Traders were said to have bid up rates in anticipation of demand shifting to the unofficial market. CBN is yet to resume dollar sales to retail currency agents, the Bureaux de Change(BDCs) patronised by individuals. This is coming as the excess ... more
  • 12 hours 2024 deadline: DisCos urge FG to fund planned meter rollout Sun |Biz
    Isaac Anumihe, Abuja As part of measures to  implement the  proposed Service Reflective Tariff (SRT), power distribution companies (DisCos),  yesterday, asked the Federal Government to fund the rollout of meters to close the six million gap before 2024 deadline. Speaking on behalf of the DisCos at the House of Representatives public hearing on the power sector in Abuja, the Managing Director of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Ernest Mupwaya, disclosed that historically, the Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) provision in Nigeria’s electricity tariff has been inadequate to cover the cost of metering customers. ... more
  • 12 hours NNPC remits N219.16bn to federation account Sun |Biz
    Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has released its  Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) for April, 2020, showing that it remitted N219.16 billion into the federation account. The figure is the naira proceeds from the sale of domestic crude oil and gas.  In terms of dollar receipts, an export receipt of $193.05 million was recorded in April 2020. According to the report released yesteday (Thursday) in Abuja, the national oil company announced an increase of 19.14 per ... more
  • 12 hours Lockdown: Farmers lament effect of continued closure of hospitality industry on agriculture Sun |Biz
    Chinyere Anyanwu Investors in agriculture, especially those engaged in poultry products, aquaculture and vegetables production, among others, are currently groaning under the heavy burden of low patronage due to continued closure of the hospitality industry.  The lockdown-induced closure of hotels, restaurants, barbecue joints, clubs, bars, and other food outlets,  as well as the embargo on other social events has impacted negatively on the businesses of farmers who are major suppliers to that sector. Speaking to Daily Sun on the challenges faced ... more
  • 12 hours Why W’Africa relies on Nigeria for air crash investigation –Ajayi Sun |Biz
    Chinelo Obogo, talktonelo@yahoo.com   “The number of accident investigators we have can cover the whole of Africa and they are well trained”, says Taiwo Ajayi, an air traffic controller with Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). Ajayi, who made history recently as the first female safety investigator in Nigeria, explains that “AIB is playing a massive role in the West Africa as we have made our services available to countries outside Nigeria.” What makes AIB tick? She explains: “Right now, we have 34 safety ... more
  • 13 hours Buyer beware: NSE places caveat on 13 listed securities Sun |Biz
    The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has advised investors to be cautious while trading shares belonging to some thirteen companies listed on its platform. In a statement signed by Godstime Iwenekhai, Head of NSE listings regulation department, the bourse said the companies failed to comply with directive to issue a press statement as set forth in the deficiency filing notice (DFN). The defaulting companies include Aso Savings and Loans Plc; Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc; DN Tyre & Rubber Plc; FTN Cocoa Processors Plc; Goldlink Insurance Plc; International Energy Insurance Plc; Medview Airline Plc; Resort Savings & Loans Plc; Staco ... more
  • 13 hours CNL decries circulation of fake recruitment information Sun |Biz
    Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, has said it is concerned about the circulation of false recruitment information posted by unscrupulous persons and organisations in its name in several media and online channels, advertising job positions .  It noted that the fraudulent job offers have reportedly been sent through emails, text messages and phone calls by individuals purporting to be staff or representatives of CNL, with the intent to defraud their victims. The firm in a statement yesterday  dissociated itself from such false job recruitment information and offers of employment contracts published in any newspaper, web ... more
  • 13 hours NIPOST, FIRS at war over stamp duty Sun |Biz
    Bimbola Oyesola Over 15,000 jobs may be lost in the ongoing imbroglio between Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) over the jurisdiction of the two in respect of stamp duty production. This is even as the Organised Labour in NIPOST, Senior Staff of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) yesterday issued a 21 day ultimatum to the Federal Government to resolve the crisis, failure which it threatened to embark on indefinite strike. Addressing the media yesterday, ... more
  • 13 hours Buhari to sign revised 2020 budget today Sun |Biz
    Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, Thursday met with the leadership of the National Assembly on plans to submit the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) later this month.  The Minister while briefing principal officers of the Senate and House of Representatives led by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had given directives for her ministry to expedite action on next year’s budget estimates to enable him present the proposal to the National Assembly by end of September this year. She further ... more
  • 13 hours NPDC, Seplat make additional donations to Edo, Delta, Imo Sun |Biz
    Zika Bobby  Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc and its joint venture partners, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited, have made additional donations to Edo, Delta and Imo governments in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Edo and Delta got 25 hospital beds and a transport ventilator each, while Imo State, received 25 hospital beds, sanitary buckets, 300 pieces of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, infrared thermometers, 300 pieces N95 face mask, gloves, organic soap, and a transport ventilator, among others. ... more
  • 14 hours No regrets spearheading Oshiomhole’s suspension -Oshawo Sun |Politics
    Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin The man, who spearheaded the suspension of former national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, in his Ward 10, that eventually culminated in his removal from the office, Stephen Oshawo, yesterday, said he has no regrets over his actions. He said this in Benin while receiving an award of honour for good governance as an outstanding political icon of the year, given to him by the Chief Executive Officer of Mega House Entertainment, Goodluck Ogbeide. Oshawo ... more
  • 14 hours Obaseki boosts traffic response with 256 new recruits, opens training academy Sun
    Edo Government has recruited 256 new officers into the state Traffic Control and Management Agency (EDSTMA) and built a training and manpower development centre to strengthen the response to traffic management within the metropolis. In a statement, EDSTMA Legal Adviser/Secretary, Iryn Omorogiuwa, said the passing out parade (POP) for the newly recruited officers will hold today, at the agency’s head office, on Sapele Road in Benin. She said the ceremony will also feature the commissioning of the EDSTMA Training and Manpower Development Centre. more
  • 14 hours Impostors masquerading as APGA leaders in Abia –Exco Sun |Politics
    Abia State Working Committee (SWC) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has described those masquerading themselves as leaders of the party as impostors, who must be ignored. Speaking during a press conference in Umuahia yesterday, APGA Chairman, Nkem Okoro, said some people who earlier addressed journalists, led by the former Chairman, Augustine Ehiemere, spoke for themselves. He said the former officials only addressed the earlier press conference, “with a view to insulting some respected former leaders of our party who left recently due to the leadership crisis rocking the party.” ... more
  • 14 hours Fresh crisis hits APC, as factional exco insists on direct primary Sun |Politics
    Romanus Ugwu, Abuja and  Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State chapter, Henry Olatuja, has urged the national leadership of the party to reconsider the indirect for the governorship poll. Addressing newsmen at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, yesterday, he insisted that direct primary is a must if the national leadership did not want the party to lose out completely in the election. “It is important to consider the mode of primary to be adopted ... more
  • 14 hours Panel: Ondo speaker urges CJ to investigate deputy gov Sun
    Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo House of Assembly Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, has called on the Chief Judge, Justice Olaranwaju Akeredolu, to set up a seven-man panel to investigate allegation of gross misconduct levelled against the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. Oleyelogun said the setting up of the panel was in line with Section 188 (5) of the 1999 Constitution  (as amended). In a letter to the chief judge, the speaker: “By the resolution of the House and pursuant to Section 188 (3) and ... more
  • 18 hours AAN trains 27 Police officers on Community Policing in Nasarawa Sun
    Faith Awa Maji, Lafia ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) in collaboration with Global Peace Development (GPD), Beacon Youth Initiative (BYI) and the Nigeria Police, Nasarawa State Command have commenced a two day training of 27 police officers on community policing. The training aimed at strengthening community policing architecture in the state in line with the objective of the System and Structure strengthening Approach against Radicalization to Violent Extremism (SARVE II) phase II Project, with funding from the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) ... more
  • 19 hours COVID-19: Ogun earmarks 20% revised 2020 budget to health sector Sun
    Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ogun State government has earmarked 20 percent of its revised 2020 budget to the health sector as part of measures to sustain the fight against coronavirus pandemic. The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, stated this at the Virtual Consultative Meeting on Year 2020 Revised Budget, held at the Ministry of Budget and Planning, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Thursday. Abiodun also revealed that provision has also been made for some critical sectors, including education, infrastructure, environment and security, to reduce the ... more
  • 19 hours Oyo APC internal rancour not yet abated – Ajanaku Sun |Politics
    Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Rotimi Ajanaku, has told the national leadership of the party that there is internal rancour within the party, which must be addressed in good time, if the party will make headway during 2023 general elections. He made this known in his reaction to a recent statement credited to the party’s chairman in the state, Chief Akin Oke, that there was no internal wrangling within the party, saying living in self-denial of the obvious crisis might still work against the party in 2023, the way it did ... more
  • 19 hours Again kidnappers kill 2 Naval officers in Kogi Sun
    Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja In less than five days that an Army Captain was killed along Abuja- lokoja- Okene highway by men suspected to be armed robbers/ kidnappers two other naval officers were also killed on Thursday evening. The two officers one Male and the other female were said to have been shot dead at about 6pm while driving in their personal vehicle along the now dreaded area of the highway This is coming six days after an army captain GSM Abubakar was ... more
  • 19 hours Kidnappers invade Abuja village, abduct 10 as Police launch rescue operation Sun
    Molly Kilete, Abuja Gunmen numbering over 20, were said to have invaded Abaji, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and abducted some resident. The incident which was said to have taken place in the early hours of Thursday, has left the villagers in panic as some of them have relocated to safer places. The gunmen were said to have shot sporadically causing fear among villagers some of whom ran into the bush. But the FCT Police Command said it has launched a manhunt to arrest the kidnappers and rescue the victims. However, shortly before the meeting commenced, the ambassador walked out of Hearing Room 348, venue of the interactive session, and shut ... more
  • 20 hours Governors reject imposition of hazard allowance on States Sun
    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Governors of the 36 states of the federation on the platform of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have rejected planned imposition of the proposed health workers allowance tagged “hazard allowance” by the Federal Ministry of Health, saying instead, each state should be presented with general guidance to enable it negotiate with its health workers based on its ability to pay. Recalled the federal government had last month disclosed that a total of 55,031 health workers in 35 hospitals and medical centres designated for COVID-19 have been paid special hazard allowances totalling N4,642,485,146.00. Sadipe stated ... more
  • 21 hours INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber Sun |Politics
    Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election. Arising from its regular weekly meeting at its national headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, the Commission approved indirect mode of primaries for the All Progressives Congress (APC), the oppositon, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties. In a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter ... more
  • 21 hours Alleged N4bn Magu money: VP Osinbajo asks IGP to prosecute Journalist Sun
    Godwin Tsa Abuja The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mohammed Adamu to commence criminal proceedings against an online Journalist, Mr. Jackson Ude over alleged criminal defamation. In a petition to the IGP titled “Criminal defamation of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo by Mr. Jackson Ude” dated July 8, 2020, the vice president alleged that the online Journalist and publisher of Pointblanknews criminally defamed him through his publication and his Tweeter handle. Speaker Oleyelogun said the setting up of the panel is in line with section 188 ... more
  • 21 hours I acted on ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani’s instruction to deliver $70 million to banker — Witness tells Court Sun
    Lukman Olabiyi A former Group General Manager (GM) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC in charge of Crude Oil Marketing, Gbenga Olu Komolafe has revealed the circumstances in which he delivered $70 million to an Abuja-based banker. Komolafe revealed this while testifying before the Federal High Court, Lagos in the going trial of a former Executive Director, First Bank Plc, Dauda Lawal. Komolafe testified as an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, disclosed that he delivered 12 padlocked bags ... more
  • 21 hours Alleged N3.1bn fraud: Trial of ex-Benue Gov. Suswam resumes Sun
    Godwin Tsa, Abuja The trial of former Governor of Benue State, Senator Gabriel Suswam over alleged N3.1 billion money laundering offence resumed Thursday before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. Justice Mohammed had twice withdrawn from the case in 2016 and 2019 over allegations of compromised. Specifically, the judge first withdrew from the case on June 6, 2016, citing an online publication that accused him of compromise to give Suswam a “soft landing”. He again withdrew ... more
  • 21 hours Ali Modu Sherrif storms APC secretariat, fuels speculation he may contest chairmanship Sun |Politics
    Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Former factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sherrif (SARS), on Thursday evening, stormed the national secretariat of the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC), fueling speculation that he may contest for the vacant national chairmanship position of the party. The former governor of Borno state, who paid a surprise unscheduled visit, arrived the secretariat about 4.15pm chauffeur-driven in his black G-Wagon car. Although he declined comment from the battery of newsmen that ... more
  • 22 hours OMSL: Group accuses NPA of high-handedness Sun |Biz
    The leadership of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has been cautioned to tread with circumspection in its engagement with the (OMSL), the company providing security at the Secure Anchorage Area (SAA) of the Lagos delineation of the nation’s waters. The New Nigeria Collective (NNC), in a statement by its national chairman, Adeola Adewunmi, made the call in reaction to comment credited to the NPA leadership where it threatened to either arrest or sanction any vessel at the SAA. NNC observed that the inexplicable rivalry orchestrated by the NPA was gradually becoming a threat to national security, given the ... more
  • 22 hours Ondo guber: Fresh crisis hits APC as factional exco insists on direct primary Sun |Politics
    Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Factional state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ondo State chapter, Henry Olu Olatuja, has urged the national leadership of the party to reconsider the indirect mode of party primary it adopted for the state governorship poll. Addressing newsmen at the party’s secretariat in Abuja on Thursday, the factional chairman also insisted that direct mode of primary is a must if the national leadership did wants the party to loss out completely in the election. The state ... more
  • 22 hours Ondo Guber: APC, PDP to adopt indirect primaries — INEC Sun |Politics
    Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that Indirect Primary election will be used by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their governorship primary election in Ondo state. INEC said it took the decision after wide consultation with stakeholders in both parties. The electoral body has thus fixed 2nd to 27th July, 2020 for primaries by political parties to pick candidates for the October 10, 2020 governorship election in the ... more
  • 23 hours Ex-deputy gov, Ironna sponsored ISOPADEC protests with N15m – Imo gov’t Sun |Politics
    Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The lmo state government yesterday accused the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Engr Gerald lrona of sponsoring the recent protest by staff of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) with N15 million. The government said lrona who had publicly threatened to make the state ungovernable for governor Hope Uzodinma perfected the plan at oguta last Saturday where ₦15 million was said to have earmarked for the exercise. Declan Emelumba, the State Commissioner for ... more
  • 23 hours 2023: S’East PDP Chairmen berate Suswam over comment on zoning Presidential ticket to North Sun |Politics
    Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki The forum of state Chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South East zone has berated the former Governor of Benue state and Senator representing Benue North East,Senator Gabriel Suswam, for saying that the party has zoned the presidential ticket of the party to the northern part of the country ahead of the 2023 general elections. The former Benue Governor had in a recent interview claimed that the umbrella party has zone its presidential ticket for the 2023 presidential election to the north. more
  • 23 hours Pantami Inaugurates Broadband implementation committee Sun
    Benjamin Babine, Abuja The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami has inaugurated the National Broadband Implementation Steering Committee which he says is aimed at monitoring the implementation of the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (2020-2025). Speaking at the inauguration which took place on Thursday, the Minister emphasized that Broadband is a key enabler of economic growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He explained that Broadband supports the development of the digital economy, which he says will develop the traditional economy. more
  • 23 hours Former Ondo NMA chairman died of COVID 19 Sun
     Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure A former chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Ondo State, Dr Michael Adeyeri has died of COVID-19. Adeyeri who is the founder of Shekinah Hospital, Alagbaka in Akure, the state capital was said to have died in his hospital after attending to a patient. The current chairman of the NMA, Dr. Wale Oke confirmed the incident. Adeyeri was also working under the state government until his death. His death has continued to elicit reactions from medical practitioners and health workers in the state. ... more
  • 23 hours Group backs Senate on sexual harassment bill Sun
    Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa An advocacy group, SOFADONDO (SDD) has backed the Nigerian Senate on the passage of the sexual harassment bill. The proposed legislation titled ‘A Bill for an Act to Prevent, Prohibit and Redress Sexual Harassment of Students in Tertiary Educational Institutions’ sponsored by deputy senate president, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was recently passed by the Nigerian Senate. SDD which has being in the forefront of advocacy against Sex for Marks and Marks for Sex noted that the bill has provided ... more
  • 23 hours Smugglers hired bandits, kidnappers to attack my men-Customs Boss Sun
     Noah Ebije, Kaduna The Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘B’, Nigeria Customs Service, Mustafa Sarkin-Kebbi  has disclosed that desperate smugglers allegedly hired bandits and kidnappers who attacked, killed and injured his men on duty within the last six months. The Customs Boss who made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Kaduna on the seizures made during the period under review, however, said the successes recorded came with challenges which included attack on the personnel of the zone by bandits and kidnappers allegedly engaged by the smugglers for them to have their way easily. ... more
  • 23 hours APGA apologizes to Otti, begs him not to leave party Sun |Politics
    Okey Sampson, Umuahia Abia state chapter of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has apologized to her governorship candidate in the 2015 and 2019 elections, Dr. Alex Otti over the insults it said was meted to him by people the party described as disgruntled former SWC members of the party. The party said it was also strategizing on how to equally beg the likes of Chief (Mrs) Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu, Senators Patrick Uba, Stella Oduah and Frank Nneji (ABC Transport). Others the party said it would beg include Chief David Ogba Onuoha, Chief Chris Nkwonta and Chief Okey Eze among others. ... more
  • 23 hours  COVID-19: Bayelsa records 13 new cases, death hits 17 Sun
     Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa  The Bayelsa State Government has announced 13 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the state bringing the total number of active cases to 124. The government which disclosed that four patients have been discharged announced that another death was recorded bringing the total number of deaths to 17. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, and Chairman of the Implementation Committee of the COVID-19 state task force, Dr Inodu Apoku had identified improper use of face masks  as being ... more
  • 23 hours Ex-Senator Sani’s bribery trial stalled over lack of vital CBN exhibits Sun
    Godwin Tsa, Abuja The inability to obtain vital documents from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday stalled proceedings in the criminal trial of former Senator Shehu Sani. The former senator that represented Kaduna Central at the Senate is standing trial before the court on a two-count charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Commission alleges that Sani engaged in name-dropping and obtaining $25,000 from Alhaji Sani Dauda of ASD Motors, Kaduna, under a ... more
  • 23 hours Day four of Magu’s probe: EFCC Secretary, Directors appear before panel Sun
    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The sitting of the Presidential panel investigating corruption allegations against the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, who is believed to have been removed from office as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), entered day four with the Secretary of the Commission, Mr. Olanipekun Olukoyede and the Directors appearing before it. Magu is said to have appeared before the panel with his lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi, a Senior Advocate it Nigeria and a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, who incidentally set ... more
  • 23 hours Ondo: Pro-Ajayi lawmakers write state Chief Judge Sun
    Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly loyal to the embattled Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Agboola Ajayi, have written to the state Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, distancing themselves from the planned impeachment of the deputy governor. The nine lawmakers had earlier presented their position paper to the Speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun. The House had on Wednesday suspended three of the lawmakers for allegedly violating the rules of the House during a rowdy ... more
  • 23 hours NNPC remits N219.16bn into federation account Sun
     Uche Usim, Abuja   The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has released its Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) for April, 2020, showing that it remitted N219.16 billion into the federation account. The figure is the naira proceeds from the sale of domestic crude oil and gas.  In terms of dollar receipts, an export receipt of $193.05 million was recorded in April 2020. According to the report released on Thursday in Abuja, the national oil company announced an increase of 19.14 per ... more
  • 23 hours Edo APC bears no moral burden in fielding Ize-Iyamu as candidate – POI Sun |Politics
    Tony Osauzo, Benin In apparent reaction to criticisms of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in fielding Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is currently standing trial with four others as its governorship candidate, his campaign organisation, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organization (POI), said on Thursday that there was no moral burden on the party for taking that decision. ‘There is no moral burden for the All Progressives Congress to bear in fielding a founding member of the party who enjoys tremendous support in all 18 LGAs of Edo State and emerged from a peaceful and democratic process ... more
  • 23 hours Gunmen kill youth leader in Rivers Sun
    TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Gunmen have shot dead a youth leader, Godwin Njoku, in Umuebule Community, Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. Njoku, popularly called Biggy, was the immediate past youth president of the community. He was killed by unknown gunmen in the early hours of yesterday. It would be recalled that the State Police Command had arrested a suspected serial killer, Ndubuisi Anthony, from the said community, last week, and recovered decomposing bodies and three human skulls from his ... more
  • 23 hours Why I moved for suspension of APC ex-national chairman, Oshiomhole, Oshawo Sun |Politics
    Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin The man who suspended the immediate national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, in his ward 10, that eventually contributed to his removal from the office, Mr. Stephen Oshawo, yesterday, said he has no regrets over his actions. He said this in Benin while receiving an Award of honor for good governance as an outstanding political icon of the year, given to him by the Chief Executive Officer of Mega House Entertainment, Goodluck Osama Ogbeide. ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Kwara SARS-CoV-2 testing centre operational soon Sun
    Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Government of Kwara State has said it now has a SARS-CoV-2 testing centre which would soon be fully operational. Further details would be made public later, the government says. It has commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its support and health workers for their immeasurable sacrifice. The technical committee in a statement signed by Rafiu Ajakaye Chief Press Secretary to the Governor/Spokesman, Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 said: ‘The lack of a testing centre had no doubt been a major setback. With this centre, Kwara joins the few states with the capabilities ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19 spreads at Federal Ministry of Health Abuja Sun
    Fred Ezeh, Abuja Fear and anxiety have enveloped the Federal Ministry of Health headquarters in Abuja, with reports that many senior officials of the ministry have tested positive for COVID-19. There are strong indications that the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Health, located at the Federal Secretariat Complex, might be temporarily shut down for decontamination in order to contain further spread of COVlD-l9 among officials. The Ministry of Health shares the same block with several other Federal Government agencies and ... more
  • 1 day New antics of smugglers revealed: Rice concealed in sand, Keke NAPEP, etc Sun
    Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Joint Border Drill Operations at Sector 3 of the North Central Zone, says that it has uncovered new antics being employed by the smugglers to conceal prohibited items being smuggled into the country. Among the new antics uncovered by the joint border drill operations included using of tipper with sharp sand to conceal 140 bags of foreign rice, 260 tubers of yam to conceal bags of rice as well as using of Keke NAPEP to smuggle 10 bags of rice. more
  • 1 day Soldiers kill 104, bandits, 92 terrorists, seize 721,000 litres of stolen crude in one week Sun
    Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters says that military operations across the country have led to the killings of 92 terrorists, 104 bandits and arrests of several others in the North-West and North-East parts of the country. The operations also led to the seizure of 721,000 litres of stolen petroleum products in the Niger Delta, destructions of several structures and equipment belonging to the criminals and rescuing 35 kidnapped persons held hostage by the criminals. Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian students in Australia hail Ambassador Husseini Sun
    Geoffrey Anyanwu, Enugu Nigeria students in Australia have praised the conduct of the Head of Nigeria Mission in Australia, Ambassador Bello Kazaure Husseini. They said that the character of Ambassador Husseini should be a case study for much-needed unity and national integration. President of Nigeria Students In Australia, Onah Tochukwu, who made this known in a statement made available to Daily Sun in Enugu described the Nigerian Head of Mission to Australia as the ‘true image of humanity’. Ona stated that ... more
  • 1 day Group campaigns against rape culture Sun
    Disturbed by the alarming rate of rape and other sexual and gender-based crimes in the country, a foundation and NGO, Oyenola Oluwole Foundation (OOF), in partnership with some stakeholders, has intensified its efforts through outdoor exercise and awareness campaign against rape and other gender crimes. The outdoor exercise tagged “Walk Against Rape and Female Genital Mutilation” was aimed at campaigning against rape, which has tripled in number since Covid-19 lockdown, held at Abeokuta, the State capital. Convener of the exercise and founder of the organization, Asiwaju Oyenola Oluwole (Wole Papa) appealed to the Nigerian government to exercise its political will ... more
  • 1 day Soldiers kill more bandits, arrests others in Zamfara , Sokoto Sun
    Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters soldiers on anti banditry operations in the North-West part of the country have killed three bandits and killed several others in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said the soldiers also recovered several stolen cows in the area. Enenche, in a statement, said: ‘In continuation of aggressive clearance operation, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI under Operation ACCORD on 7 July 2020 acting on actionable, human ... more
  • 1 day Military Pension Board gets new spokesman Sun
    Molly Kilete, Abuja A public relations officer has been appointed for the Military Pension Board (MPB). He is Flight Lieutenant Olayinka Lawal. Until his appointment, Lawal was the media relations officer at the Directorate of Public Relations and Information at the Headquarters Nigerian Air Force, Abuja. His appointment is with immediate effect. Born on 30 June 1984 in Lagos, Lawal holds a BA in Mass Communication and a Masters in International Studies. ... more
  • 1 day We’ll prioritise provision of drinking water, sanitation in Plateau – Mwadkwon Sun
    Gyang Bere, Jos A member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Dr Simon Mwadkwon, says that he has prioritised the provision of portable drinking water and sanitation in his constituency for a healthy living condition. Mwadkwon stated this when he reactivated moribund boreholes in Kapwis Ward of Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area and other parts of his constituency. He expressed a strong desire to give greater attention to the provision of water and sanitation ... more
  • 1 day Mohammed: We won’t allow bandits to overrun Bauchi like they did Zamfara, Katsina Sun
    Paul Orude, Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has vowed that his administration will not allow armed banditry to take over the state as was the case with Zamfara and Katsina states, which were almost turned into sanctuaries for the criminals. He opined that discrepancies in land allocation and usurpation of land for herdsmen were the monsters bedevilling Nigeria. The governor was speaking on Wednesday while inaugurating an Administrative Committee of Inquiry into Land Dispute Between Herders and Farmers Caused ... more
  • 1 day ‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera missing at California lake, authorities say Sun |10ment
    Actress Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez in the hit TV musical show “Glee,” was missing feared drowned on Wednesday at Lake Piru, California, authorities said. Ventura County Sheriff’s office said late on Wednesday it had identified the missing person as Naya Rivera and a search and rescue operation would continue in the morning. Rivera, 33, had rented a boat in the early afternoon along with her four-year-old son, CBS Los Angeles reported, citing the sheriff’s department. Her child was found ... more
  • 1 day Bauchi records 1 COVID-19 related death, total now 13 Sun
    Bauchi State has recorded another COVID-19 related death, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 13. This was contained in the COVID-19 update by the state Ministry of Health Situation Room,  made public in Bauchi on Thursday. According to the update, as at Wednesday, three new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 519. The ministry further disclosed that 12 COVID-19  patients were discharged after testing negative for the ... more
  • 1 day Enugu records 13 new COVID-19 cases, total now 431 Sun
    Enugu State on Thursday recorded 13 new case of COVID-19 which brings the total cases to 431, with 256 patients discharged. In a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Emmanuel Obi, the state recorded 12 deaths and 163 active cases on treatment table. Obi called on the citizens to stay at home when not absolutely necessary to go out. “COVID-19 is real, wear a face mask whenever you must go out  and keep a safe distance from other people at all times, which is social and physical distancing and avoid crowded places. “Practice ... more
  • 1 day Benue govt condemns murder of guards by herdsmen Sun
    Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Government has condemned in strong terms, the killing of two Livestock Guards by suspected herdsmen in Logo Local Government area last Monday. The murdered Livestock Guards, it was gathered, were among those who had gone to impound cattle that were found grazing openly on peoples farms in the area. They were said to be taking the impounded cattle to Ugba, the headquarters of Logo local government area when the militia herdsmen shot at them near Ayilamo ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian politician as a symbol of vanity Sun |Columns
    In the last couple of months, much prior to the invasion of our earthly space by the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigerian politicians had resumed their usual political gymnastics against the next series of elections in the year 2023. The struggle is today getting fiercer already with its toll on the ruling party, particularly. This is no news, as the belief in Nigeria is that the power of incumbency at the centre is crucial to success at both the central and all other levels of election. Hence, the pressure is usually on the ruling party by the various aspirants to public offices.  ... more
  • 1 day Osimhen opens door to £50m Man U transfer Sun |Sports
    Lille striker, Victor Osimhen wants to join Manchester United this summer, according to reports. The prolific Nigeria striker is ready to turn his back on a transfer in order to wait for Manchester United, while Tottenham look poised to seal a £25million raid on Chelsea, according to yesterday’s transfer gossip. The Nigeria striker scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances this season. That form has brought him to the attention of Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid. But it is Napoli who have moved first for the 21-year-old; the Serie A side striking a deal worth £50million this ... more
  • 1 day Ahead concession: Ministry verifies businesses inside National Stadium Sun |Sports
    Joe Apu The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has carried out a verification of businesses inside the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, with a view to ensuring that the facility is in good shape prior to its concession. The exercise, which was conducted recently, was carried out by the special task force set up by the minister in charge of the ministry, Sunday Dare and headed by the Permanent Secretary, Gabriel Tanimu Aduda. Daily SunSport learnt that the exercise, which has ... more
  • 1 day EPL, Laliga matches on DStv, GOtv this weekend Sun |Sports
    A series of thrilling midweek football action from the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A will be broadcast live on DStv and GOtv today and tomorrow. The midweek action in the Premier League was headlined by Wednesday night’s opening clash, which featured the top two in Liverpool and Manchester City (away to Brighton & Hove Albion and home to Newcastle United respectively), but the match to watch comes from Bramall Lane, where Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will cross swords in their scrap for potential European football next term. The round ends at Villa Park this evening at 8:15 ... more
  • 1 day Moses extends Inter loan until Aug 31 Sun |Sports
    Serie A club, Inter Milan have reportedly reached an agreement to extend Victor Moses’ loan deal. According to Italian sports daily, Corriere dello Sport, via Sempre Inter, a new agreement has been reached with Chelsea that will see the right wing-back remain at the Nerazzurri until August 31, 2020. Moses’ original agreement with Inter Milan would have kept him in Italy until June 30, 2020. As a result of the protracted campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic, the initial contract was ... more
  • 1 day Egbe tasks govt on sports development Sun |Sports
    Bolaji Okunola Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle Sports, Ebi Egbe, has urged Nigerian government to appoint technocrats for effective sports development in the country. Egbe, who specialises in 21st Century innovative sports facilities construction for African market, stated this in an interview session with journalists on Nigeria Sports Centre’s Whatsapp platform. Responding to a question on making sports lucrative in the country, Egbe said government has a major role to play in a bid to make Nigerian sports a global brand. ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: NWFL scraps 2019/2020 season Sun |Sports
    The Nigeria Women’s Football League [NWFL] board, yesterday, announced the cancellation of the 2019-20 Nigerian Women’s Premier League [NWPL] due to the coronavirus disruptions. The campaign, which was initially set to kick off on March 25, was postponed indefinitely four days earlier over the global health crisis. This cancellation means the women’s leagues, including the top-flight, will not take place for the first time since the first championship was organised in 1990. Having scrapped the season, it further resolved that the ... more
  • 1 day Ikpeba wants Saka in Super Eagles Sun |Sports
    1994 Africa Cup of Nations-winning striker, Victor Ikpeba is urging the Nigeria Football Federation to make a move for Arsenal superkid, Bukayo Saka. The international future of the Hale End Academy product has been the subject of debate in recent months following the banner season he is having at the Gunners. Born in London, Saka qualifies to represent Nigeria through his parents, but England are ahead of their Nigerian counterparts in the race for his services, having played for the Young Lions U16, U17, U18 and U19 sides. The resignation letter was read at plenary by the Clerk, Bode Adeyelu. Two other lawmakers, including Favour Tomomewo and Adewale Adewinle, were also suspended by the House. Their suspension was announced at plenary presided over by Speaker David Oleyelogun, which was brought to ... more
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