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  • 3 days ZLP campaign council member joins APC Sun |Politics
    A prominent member of the Campaign Council of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo State, Miss Dighitoi Feku, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Aside dumping the ZLP, the woman politician donated campaign materials for the APC.She also met with the governorship candidate of the APC, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the Government House, Alagbaka-Akure and assured him of maximum support for his victory.Feku who is a political leader in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of the state was accompanied to the Government House by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo and an APC chieftain, ... more
  • 3 days Jegede laments bad state of roads in Ondo communities Sun |Politics
    Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede has lamented the deplorable state of most roads in the state, describing it as a reflection of bad governance.He made the observation during his campaign tour of communities in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state, and assured of proper rehabilitation of the roads if elected the next governor of the state.Speaking at the palace of the traditional ruler of Ajue community, Jegede said he had traversed virtually all communities in the state and noticed that they suffered neglect in terms of good road network.He ... more
  • 3 days Cooking gas consumption peaks at 1m MT per annum Sun |Biz
    Adewale Sanyaolu Efforts of the Federal Government to deepen the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), otherwise known as cooking gas, appears to have received the desired boost as LPG penetration has hit one million metric tonnes per annum from 50,000MT in 2007.Executive Secretary of Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM), Mr. Bassey Essien, stated this on Saturday at the Platforms Africa E-Discourse series, in the wake of last week’s gas explosion at Iju/Ajuwon.The feat, according to Essien, was achieved majorly through advocacy and campaign on usage and encouragement of the populace to switch to gas from ... more
  • 3 days Deregulation: NNPC reassures on forex availability for oil marketers Sun |Biz
    The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has given assurance that the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) would make forex available to oil marketers. The NNPC GMD stated this at a downstream stakeholders’ meeting held at the NNPC Towers, Abuja at the weeked.Kyari, disclosed that concrete steps have been taken to address the main concerns of marketers, especially the issue of availability of forex, stressing that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has already taken the first step of merging all forex windows to have a unified exchange rate.“It is really not in ... more
  • 3 days Energy reporting colossus retires from NDPHC Sun |Biz
    …NAEC, stakeholders extol virtues It was showers of praises for the General Manager, Public Affairs, Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria (NDPHC), Alhaji Yakubu Lawal, as he yesterday, retired from active service of the power utility firm. His retirement also coincides with his birthday.Earlier on Friday, his colleagues at NDPHC had orgainsed an in-house exit ceremony for him. The event had in attendance the top management staff of NDPHC to honour the energy reporting guru.Under his reign as the firm’s spokesperson, NDPHC enjoyed robust and accurate reportage of its activities from all spheres of the media-print, electronic and ... more
  • 3 days 60 years in Nigerian capital market: Traders, investors bare minds Sun |Biz
    Chinwendu Obienyi Nigeria will turn 60 on October 1 and it is undeniable that its citizens within the country and in the Diaspora will celebrate the nation’s independence anniversary from British colonial rule with mixed feelings.With the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the weak macroeconomic indices besieging the country, it is no surprise that the measurement of the performance of the economy, which is the capital market, has recorded mixed fortunes.For example, the bourse’s year-to-date performance currently stands at -1.9 per cent which is not too bad compared with other African nations’.However, Nigeria’s current Gross Domestic ... more
  • 3 days Private-Public sector collaboration, key to SDGs –Access Bank Sun |Biz
    Tier-1 lender, Access Bank Plc has emphasised on the need for private-public sector collaboration in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).In a recent interview on CNBC Africa’s ‘Closing Bell’, Access Bank’s Head, Sustainability, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, discussed the key role of the private sector in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 SDGs.Emphasizing the urgent need for private and public players to collaborate in order to meet up with the remaining 10 years timeline for the full implementation of the SDGs, Victor-Laniyan reiterated that it is an onerous task that cannot be expected to be ... more
  • 3 days Private-Public sector collaboration, key to SDGs –Access Bank Sun
    Tier-1 lender, Access Bank Plc has emphasised on the need for private-public sector collaboration in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).In a recent interview on CNBC Africa’s ‘Closing Bell’, Access Bank’s Head, Sustainability, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, discussed the key role of the private sector in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 SDGs.Emphasizing the urgent need for private and public players to collaborate in order to meet up with the remaining 10 years timeline for the full implementation of the SDGs, Victor-Laniyan reiterated that it is an onerous task that cannot be expected to be ... more
  • 3 days Excitement as Stallion’s Bajaj Keke Rally ends Sun |Biz
    •Covers 5,594 kms, 27 cities in 18 states After traversing 27 cities in 18 states across the country, and recording more than 5594 kilometres over 41 days, Bajaj Keke Rally, the first in Nigeria, officially ended its tough journey at a ceremony organised by the Stallion Group in Lagos on Friday.This feat on Nigerian roads has earned for the new generation of Bajaj tricycles the reputation of being tough, rugged and reliable, considering that collectively the convoy covered more than 26,000 kilomtres without any product issues.Motoring history was made by Stallion Auto Keke Ltd on Friday, August 7, 2020, ... more
  • 3 days Coscharis Motors flaunts new Land Rover Defender Sun |Biz
    The latest news in Nigeria’s luxury car market today is that the most capable Land Rover ever made – the new Land Rover Defender – has arrived the country to complete the luxurious and versatile Land Rover family line up in the stable of Coscharis Motors.The good news was officially announced by the Marketing Manager for Coscharis Jaguar Land Rover, Cletus Aregbeshola, who disclosed that the much expected Defender is already occupying Coscharis showroom across the country.Aregbeshola said in a statement, “Not only is the new version driven by a passion and respect for the original, it also inherits the previous ... more
  • 3 days Massilia Motors assures of after-sales support for Pajero Sun |Biz
    After a successful 39-year run, and more than 3.3 million global sales, the production of the legendary Mitsubishi Pajero will be stopped by next year, gradually leaving the stage for the now popular Pajero Sport.However, the sole distributor of Mitsubishi Motors in Nigeria, Massilia Motors, has assured that it will continue to back up the model with quality after-sales support in terms of service and genuine parts.General Manager of Massilia Motors, Mr. Olatunji Itiola, stated that “though Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced the end of production of the model next year, the Pajero will still be available for purchase ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING! Labour suspends nationwide strike, protests Sun
    …reach consensus Bimbola Oyesola Organised Labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) iyesterday suspended the much publicized indefinite nationwide strike and mass protests after reaching a consensus with the Federal Government early this morning at a meeting between the two parties. The government in a meeting which dragged until 3 a.m this morning and led  by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha had agreed to suspend the electricity tarriff for two weeks while a committee comprising labour and government representatives will advise further.In a communique issued at the end ... more
  • 3 days Economy: Chemical workers proffer solution through value-addition strategies Sun |Biz
    …Re-elect Olatunji president Bimbola Oyesola, bimbeechampion@yahoo.com Workers in the chemical sector of the economy have advocated value-addition strategies for the nation’s raw materials as means of revamping the economy post-COVID-19.The National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE), at its sixth Quadrennial Delegates’ Conference on Thursday, in Ibadan, Oyo State, said, for Nigeria’s economy to become better, Nigeria should go back to the basics, mining and agriculture, and give serious attention to the manufacturing sector.The president of the union, Mr. Babatunde Goke Olatunji, said it was high time Nigeria adopted value-adding strategies, instead of ... more
  • 3 days TUC slams FG over rail project linking Niger Republic Sun |Biz
    …Says it’s waste of scarce resources The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has described the Federal Government’s approval for the construction of a rail line linking Nigeria to Niger Republic as an insult and waste of the nation’s scarce resources.TUC president, Quadri Olaleye, said, by this latest move, it has indeed become obvious to the world that the managers of the Nigeria have ulterior and sinister motives, to ruin the country.He said, “The congress is not averse to development. Constructing rail lines to Kano, Katsina and Dutse is understandable; but why extend it to Niger Republic? Why should ... more
  • 3 days Dufil Prima Foods denies lockdown of domestic employees Sun |Biz
    Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie noodles, have denied the allegation of lockdown of domestic workers for the past six months.The general secretary of the Federation of Informal Workers of Nigeria (FIWON), Gbenga Komolafe, in a statement to the media last week, titled, “Save our Souls at DUFIL; We have not Seen our Families in 6 Months!” said the workers alleged to have been incacerated cut across domestic workers, cooks, drivers, cleaners, nannies, stewards, etc, working with the senior, largely Asian staff of the De United Foods Industries Limited (DUFIL).But the management, in a statement at the weekend, ... more
  • 3 days Ministry of Labour reinstates SSAEAC president, Okonkwo Sun |Biz
    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Friday, reinstated president of the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), Chris Okonkwo, prematurely retired from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).The SSAEAC president had been retired by the former managing director of TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed, vide a letter dated April 24, 2020, an action that the union described as illegal, malicious and impunity- driven, and promptly challenged it.The union, in a statement by Nnamdi Ajibo, on behalf of the general secretary, said, “We are glad that, after due investigation and review of our petitions, ... more
  • 3 days MPR reduction’ll not grow credit, aggregate demand –Experts Sun |Biz
    Chinwendu Obienyi contrary to expectations that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision to reduce the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) by 100 basis points to 11.5 per cent will boost credit growth in the domestic economy, inestment experts at the weekend said the policy outcome may indeed not lead to any significant growth in domestic credit and aggregate demand.Those who spoke to Daily Sun, said the MPC needs to address the issue of the exchange rate, and forex illiquidity, the two major hindrances to meaningful economic recovery in the country. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria ... more
  • 3 days Archbishop Obinna lauds Uzodimma over pension, salary payments Sun
    The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical province, Dr. A. J. V Obinna, has commended Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma, for keeping his promise to clear arrears of pensions and salaries delayed by the automation process of the state’s payroll system , even as the governor vowed not to disappoint either the church or Imo people in the discharge of his dutiesBoth of them spoke yesterday at the Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, Imo State, during a thanksgiving service to mark the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independenceArchbishop Obinna’s comments came in his homily where he disclosed that some pensioners called to tell him ... more
  • 3 days Troops destroy camps, arrest wanted logistics supplier, 27 others in Zamfara, Katsina Sun
    Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau. Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity of the Nigerian Army fighting banditry in North west have destroyed several bandits hideouts, killed a bandit and arrested 28 others including a wanted logistics supplier.A statement by the Acting Director Media Operations, Defence Headwaters Abuja, Brig. General Bernard Onyeuko, said on September 22, troops of Sector 3 arrested Mallam Gambo, a wanted bandits’ logistics supplier at Dansadau in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.Onyeuko ,said on September 18, troops arrested three suspected bandits : Umaru Lawali ,Ahmed Bello and Yunusa Muhammad, in Dangulbi village and Gidan Yawa in ... more
  • 3 days Boko -Haram : 23 family members surrender to troops in Borno -DHQ Sun
    Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters has said that 13 Boko Haram terrorists alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village, have surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major -General John Enenche, in a statement, said the terrorists surrendered due to sustained aerial bombardment and aggressive intensive clearance operation by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East.He said the suspects and their family members who surrendered on Saturday, had been receiving medical attention at a military medical facility.According to him, ... more
  • 3 days Abducted ex-Nigerian envoy regains freedom Sun
    Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Twenty -three days after he was kidnapped by armed men at his country home, Elemebiri in Sagbama Local Government Area, of Bayelsa State, former Nigerian envoy, Ambassador Felix Oboro has regained his freedom .Oboro a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was a former senator and Secretary to Bayelsa State Government and also a former ambassador to Venezuela.He was kidnapped on Friday September 4 and the gunmen contacted the family asking for a ransom which was believed to have been paid before he regained his freedom over the weekend.The 15 gunmen who stormed his country ... more
  • 3 days Court remands 2 over false information Sun
    Lukman Olabiyi An Otta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ogun State, L. o Oke , has ordered the remand of Ajayi Sherrif and Lateef Owoola, in the custody of Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) , for giving false information to the police.Sheriff and Owoola will remain in custody pending perfection of the bail granted them by the court.Oke, gave the remand order, after the accused were arraigned before him on charges bordering on conspiracy, conduct likely to cause breach of public peace and giving of false information.The accused and others now at large, according to Mr. Morufu Animashaun, a legal officer at ... more
  • 3 days IGP condemns attack on security convoy in Borno Sun
    Christopher Oji The Inspector- General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu has condemned the attack on a security convoy in Borno State by armed men suspected to be Boko Haram Insurgents.The convoy came under attack on Friday September 25, along Monguno — Cross Kawua road as it was heading to the Baga Town , as part of collective efforts at restoring civil authority in the community.The IGP also directed the Assistant Inspector -General of Police in -charge of the Police Medical Services, Olubunmi Ogunsanwo ,to work in sync with the Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command , Mr Bello Makwashi ... more
  • 3 days 1 dead, 3 injured as 2 vehicles collide in Lagos Sun
    One person died and three others sustained different degrees of injuries yesterday following an accident involving two vehicles in front of Golden Gate, Ikoyi, Lagos.Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, said the accident was as a result of over-speeding by the drivers, adding, “ the vehicles ran into each other at the intersection of the road”Okunbor further said that the crash involved an unregistered Ford Ranger SUV, and a Nissan SUV with registration number KD 499 GE.“They had a head-on collision at the traffic stop junction of the road, our investigation shows that both ... more
  • 3 days How Lekan Agbeleshe won BBNaija’s N85m  Sun |10ment
    Tosin Ajirire  The curtain was finally drawn on Big Brother Naija reality TV show season 5, yesterday, with Lekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon emerging winner. Laycon is a 26-year-old University of Lagos graduate of Philosophy and dreadlocks wearing   rapper whose song, Fierce, which he did with  Reminisce and Shinko Ekun, made the MTV top 10 playlist. Laycon smiled home with a grand prize of N85 million,  comprising N30 million cash, the biggest since the show debuted in 2006 and highest for reality TV show in Africa, a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus, and top of the range SUV from ... more
  • 3 days Buhari has put Nigeria on path of growth, greatness – Akeredolu Sun
    Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has put the country on a path of growth and greatness.Akeredolu spoke with newsmen after a thanksgiving service to commemorate the country’s 60th Independence anniversary at Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM), Southwest 4 region, Akure.The governor explained that Buhari had established democratic principles in addition to making a lot of fiscal policies for the country.He urged Nigerians to continue to celebrate the country’s anniversary every year, and prayed that everything would be good “because the country is on the path to greatness”.“How many ... more
  • 3 days NEBPRIL urges NASS to suspend constituency projects, redirect subsidy savings to fund healthcare, e-learning infrastructure Sun
    Network for Best Practice and Integrity in Leadership (NEBPRIL), has called on the National Assembly to lead a patriotic initiative, hinged on fiscal discipline, prudent budgeting, and reinvigorate its oversight functions to put Nigeria on the path of speedy post-COVID-19 economic recovery.This initiative, the Civil Society Organisation (CSO) said includes suspension of constituency projects for a period of one year; strengthening oversight mechanisms to ensure blockage of avenues of wastage; application of NASS legislative powers on budgeting to redirect subsidy removal savings, investing in healthcare and education e-learning infrastructure and capacity building being the two sectors the pandemic has ... more
  • 3 days Attack on Zulum’s convoy: APC govs seek improved logistical support for security agencies Sun |Politics
    • PDP restates call for overhaul of security Romanus Ugwu and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors under the auspices of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have called on the Federal Government to immediately provide more logistical support for security agencies deployed to Borno State to ensure speedy return to normal life in Borno State and the whole of North East.This is as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) restated calls for the overhaul of the security apparatus.In a statement signed the PGF Chairman and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, the governors commiserated with the people ... more
  • 3 days Senatorial by-election:  Diri tasks INEC, security agencies on fairness Sun |Politics
    Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Bayelsa Governor, Douye Diri, has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to create a level playing field for contestants and voters during the October 31 Bayelsa Central and West senatorial bye- elections.Diri, who stated this at the weekend while inaugurating the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council for the Bayelsa Central senatorial bye-election expressed optimism that the PDP would retain the seat he vacated following his swearing in as governor on February 14.The governor charged security agencies to build on the gains recorded during the gubernatorial election in Edo poll by ensuring that ... more
  • 3 days Sanwo-Olu storms Ondo, drums support for Akeredolu  Sun |Politics
    Lukman Olabiyi  Lagos State Governor and Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for Ondo State Governorship Election, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stormed Akure, to solicit support for the APC and its candidate, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).  The governor was accompanied by some members of the party’s National Campaign Council, and met with some APC leaders and critical stakeholders in the state in preparation for the October 10 gubernatorial poll. According to the statement issued by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, apart from meeting with the APC stakeholders, Sanwo-Olu would also join the campaign train of Governor Akeredolu and ... more
  • 3 days Bankers Institute recertifies NDIC Academy Sun
    Uche Usim, Abuja The Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has recertified the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Academy as a training service provider for various professionals in the banking industry for the next three years effective June, 2020. The recertification, according to Mr. Saubana Ogunpola, Head of the five-man CIBN Accreditation Team, followed the exemplary performance of the NDIC Academy since its initial accreditation in 2016 and the satisfaction of the stringent conditions for the recertification. He noted there would be periodic monitoring to ensure that quality standards are being adhered to.   ... more
  • 3 days IGP condemns terrorists attacked on security convoy in Borno, says attack morale booster Sun
      Molly Kilete, Abuja The Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu has condemned the terrorists attack on a security convoy along Monguno – Cross Kawua road in Borno State. The convoy comprising military, police personnel and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force(C-JTF), came under attack last Friday 25th along Monguno – Cross Kawua road on their way to Baga, as part of collective efforts at restoring civil authority in the community. Ten police men were said to have been killed during the attack while several others sustained injuries. To this end, the IGP has  directed the Assistant Inspector General ... more
  • 3 days Sanwo-Olu storms Ondo to drum support for Akeredolu Sun |Politics
    Lukman Olabiyi Lagos State Governor and the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for Ondo State Governorship Election, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has  stormed Akure, to solicit support for the APC and its governorship candidate, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).   Governor Sanwo-Olu accompanied by some members of the party’s National Campaign Council, would meet with some APC leaders and critical stakeholders in the state in preparation for the October 10 gubernatorial poll. According to the statement issued by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, apart from meeting with the APC stakeholders, Governor Sanwo-Olu will also join the ... more
  • 3 days Ekiti health workers begin 7-day warning strike Monday Sun
    Priscilla Ediare, Ado-EkitiHealth workers under the auspices of the Ekiti State Joint Health Sector Union(JOHESU), will on Monday, September 28, begin a 7-day warning strike to demand for the payment of their outstanding benefits from the state government.This was contained in a letter dated September 25, 2022 and addressed to the Chief Medical Director of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Kayode Olabanji.The letter was signed by Chairmen of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives(NANNM), Com. Monde C.K, and Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), Com Farotimi O.O. Other signatories are: Chairmen of Medical and ... more
  • 3 days Gov. Diri promises to complete Sagbama/Ekeremor road, others Sun
     Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has promised that his administration will complete the road project linking Sagbama Local Government Area to Ekeremor Local Government  Area  in  Bayelsa West Senatorial District. Governor Diri gave the assurance on Sunday at the Isampou bridge after he had inspected the 90-kilometre road project.  The Acting Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, stated in a statement he made available to newsmen  in Yenagoa that contractors were mibilused to  return to site during  the immediate past government of Mr Seriake Dickson. Alabrah said that the road had been neglected for close to ... more
  • 3 days All sectors will remain shut as workers protest – labour Sun
     The Organised Labour in Lagos State has said all sectors including aviation, banks and others would be shut as workers would take to the streets to protest on Sept. 28. The Deputy Vice President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Amaechi Asogwuni, made this known at a news conference on Sunday in Lagos ahead of the strike. “No airport will be in operation in Nigeria; banks are not expected to function, so no business owners should risk himself for Nigerian workers have taken that decision. “We are the workers and we are withdrawing our services; we have the right to do ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria @60: We have cracks that may break us, says Osinbajo Sun
    Fred Ezeh, Abuja Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday, admitted that Nigeria could be heading for a national break up if urgent action is not taken, collectively, to mend/address the identified cracks that could fasten the unfortunate break up. Osinbajo said that, though, the task of mending the cracks could face severe opposition but it can only be achieved and diffused by consistent focus and prayers by Nigerians who desire more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria. The Vice President who spoke through the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, at the 60th Independence Anniversary interdenominational church service held at ... more
  • 3 days Bayern Munich suffer 4-1 loss to end long unbeaten run Sun |Sports
    Quadruple winners Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last year. Bayern Munich, winners of the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla after extra time on Thursday, had not lost since Dec. 7, 2019. They had gone 21 consecutive Bundesliga matches without defeat, winning their last 15. The European champions conceded two goals in eight minutes as their usually solid defence collapsed under Hoffenheim pressure. Ermin Bicackcic put them ahead in the 16th minute and Manus Dabbur doubled the lead. ... more
  • 3 days Nishikori battles past Evans in five sets Sun |Sports
     Japan’s Kei Nishikori surrendered two sets 6-1, but still managed to battle past Britain’s Dan Evans on Sunday and into the second round of the French Open. The 30-year-old, playing only his fifth match of the year after elbow surgery and a positive COVID-19 test which ruled him out of the U.S. Open, won 1-6 6-1 7-6(3) 1-6 6-4. Evans, the 32nd seed, looked on course for his first ever French Open win as he romped through the opening set, but Nishikori polished off the second set in equally quick time. Nishikori led 5-2 in the third set only ... more
  • 3 days No Delta council polls in January – Okowa Sun |Politics
    Paul Osuyi, Asaba Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Sunday urged aspirants for local government elections to slow down their campaigns as there will be no council elections next January.The three-year tenure of the present crop of elected chairmen and councilors across the 25 council areas will elapsed in January, 2021 to pave way for fresh elections.Already, aspirants on the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP) are intense consultation ahead of the polls.But Okowa dashed their hopes in Sapele where he declared that there will be no council polls by January next year.The governor neither stated ... more
  • 3 days China, India, feeding Nigeria with fake drugs, says NAFDAC Sun
    Fred Ezeh, Abuja National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has accused China and India of being responsible for the fake drugs being used in Nigeria. This, NAFDAC said, was because 70 percent of drugs being used in Nigeria are imported from foreign countries, mostly China and India, while only 30 percent are produced locally, Nigeria. A statement from NAFDAC indicated its Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed the information at a “NAFDAC And Your Health’’, programme in Abuja, as part of activities to mark the 60th independence anniversary of Nigeria. She announced the agency’s readiness to eliminate substandard and ... more
  • 3 days School proprietor slumps, dies in Lagos Sun
    NAPPS links his death to two days invasion of school by OEQA officials Gabriel Dike Proprietor of Summerland Schools, Mushin, Lagos, Pastor Idowu Onifade has slumped and died two days after officials of Quality Assurance Office Lagos State Ministry of Education allegedly visited him and his teachers. Pastor Onifade slumped and died at home following two days of alleged threat by OEQA officials to shut down his school over disagreement with some parents. Onifade, who was the current chairman, National Association Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Mushin chapter, had a running battle with officials of OEQA from Mushin Local ... more
  • 3 days My winning is to consolidate on my first tenure, says Gov. Obaseki Sun
    ….As CAN congratulates him Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Sunday described his victory at the September 19  governorship election in the State as an attestation to intensify his administration’s first term achievements. Obaseki said this during a thanksgiving service organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for the victory at the just concluded governorship election, in Benin City. The re-elected governor noted that his victory at the poll is not about him but of God, adding that God wanted to use him and his deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, as an instrument to ... more
  • 3 days Promotion: UniAbuja moves 10 staff to Professors, Associate Professors Sun
    Fred Ezeh, Abuja The Governing Council of University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has approved the promotion of six academic staff to the rank of professor and four others to the rank of Associate professor with effect from 2018 and 2019, respectively. The promotion was as a result of favourable external assessment report of their publications.  UniAbuja spokesman, Dr. Habib Yakob, in a statement released in Abuja, on Sunday, indicated that the approval was given at the 87th Regular meeting of the Governing Council held on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September 2020. Those newly promoted to the rank of professor include Dr. Wasiu ... more
  • 3 days Insecurity: NEMA distributes relief materials to victims in Kaduna Sun
    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to victims of attacks in four communities of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Abani Garki, North West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, who made this known while distributing the materials, said the items where for Chidok, Sabon – Kaura, Kampani – Amawa, Sako in Zango Kataf LGA. He said distribution of the items was part of the Federal Government’s efforts at alleviating the plight of citizens in states affected by insecurity. “We are here to sympathize with the people over the unfortunate incident of gunmen attacks ... more
  • 3 days Kwara govt calls for prayers as Nigeria celebrates Silver Jubilee Sun
    The Kwara State Government has called for more prayers for Nigeria as the nation celebrates her 60th Independence Anniversary.Speaking today at the Calvary Baptist Church in Ilorin at a special service to mark Nigeria’s 60th Anniversary celebration, Kwara Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, called for a change in orientation of Nigerians.The deputy governor charged Nigerians to see the country as one indivisible entity, irrespective of religious and ethnic differences.He restated the commitment of Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to deliver on the promises made to Kwara residents at the administration’s inception.Delivering his sermon, Bishop Timothy Adewole of the Anglican Church, Ilorin ... more
  • 3 days Edo election: Ekiti ex-guber aspirant lauds PMB for deepening nation’s democracy. Sun |Politics
    Mr Sunday Adebomi, a former governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Mr Sunday Adebomi, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for deepening democracy in Nigeria political. The Ise-Ekiti born politician, gave the commendation in a chat with newsmen at his Ise-Ekiti country home on Sunday while assessing the Edo governorship election. Adebomi, warned party leaders and other stakeholders that rather than trading blames over APC’s defeat in Edo, the party leaders should draw lessons from the party failure and make necessary amends. “I am using this medium to appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the ... more
  • 3 days Premier League must help bail out EFL clubs, UK sports minister says Sun |Sports
    The Premier League in England must step up and provide financial support to the lower league clubs, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) secretary Oliver Dowden said on Sunday. English Football League (EFL) clubs —- in the lower tiers of English football league — have seen their revenues impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic EFL clubs in the three tiers below the Premier League rely heavily on matchday revenue. An estimated 200 million pounds (255 million dollars) in losses forecast if games are held behind closed doors all season. The British government has postponed plans to allow a limited ... more
  • 3 days Red Cross builds Orthopedic Centre in Maiduguri Sun
    …to repair disabilities, insurgency victims in N/East From Timothy Olanrewaju Maiduguri The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has handed over a newly built orthopedic centre; Physical Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for the repairs of disabilities and wounded victims of insurgency in the North East. UMTH Chief Medical Director(CMD), Prof Ahmed Ahidjo said the centre would help in alleviating the challenges of moving patients in need of physical rehabilitation to the National Orthopedic Hospital Dala in Kano, the only of such Federal facility in the north. “It will impact positively on ... more
  • 3 days Benue releases N1.5b counterpart fund for RAAMP project Sun
    Rose Ejembi Makurdi Benue State Government says it has approved the release of N1.5 billion as counterpart funds for the take off of Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), in the state. Commissioner of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Timothy Ijir, disclosed this to newsmen in an interactive session in Makurdi on Sunday. He added that already, the sum of N250 million has been made available, preparatory for office, acquisition of vehicles and other essentials. The Commissioner stated further that selection of the roads to be constructed through an engineering consultant; environmental studies; hired project coordinator; accountant; ... more
  • 3 days School proprietor slumps, dies in Lagos Sun
    …NAPPS links his death to two days invasion of school by OEQA officials  Gabriel Dike Proprietor of Summerland Schools, Mushin, Lagos, Pastor Idowu Onifade has slumped and died two days after officials of Quality Assurance Office Lagos State Ministry of Education invaded and harassed him and his teachers. Pastor Onifade slumped and died at home following two days of threat by OEQA officials to shut down his school over disagreement with some parents. Onifade, who was the current chairman, National Association Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Mushin chapter, had a running battle with officials of OEQA from ... more
  • 3 days NLC, TUC strike: Labour threatens to sanction erring members in Rivers Sun
    TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to sanction any worker under its affiliate, Organised Private Sector Union Forum in Rivers State, who boycotts today’s (Monday) planned strike action against fuel and electricity tariff price hike. Chairman of the Forum, Temple Morford, who spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at the weekend, said policies of the Federal Government have put undue hardship on the workers in the country, which called for the rejection of the polices. Morford said the group would set up a monitoring committee to monitor compliance across the state. He said: “I ... more
  • 3 days Ondo Guber: ZLP campaign council member joins APC Sun |Politics
    Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure A prominent member of the Campign Council of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo State, Miss Dighitoi Feku, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Aside dumping the ZLP, the woman politician donated campaign materials for the APC. She also met with the governorship candidate of the APC, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the Government House, Alagbaka-Akure and assured him of maximum support for his victory. Feku who is a political leader in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of the state was accompanied to the Government House by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr ... more
  • 3 days No Local Government will operate as mere ‘salary paying centres’ under my watch — Abiodun Sun
    Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has declared that local governments under his watch will not exist and operate as mere “salary paying centres”, but be reinvented to perform effectively. Abiodun added that his administration would continue to support local governments, as the third tier of government and the closest to the people in the state, to execute people-oriented projects. The governor stated this during the official inauguration of 50 open stalls at the Asero Motor Park and a public toilet at Isale Ijeun, Abeokuta, constructed by the Transition Committee, Abeokuta South Local Government. Represented by the ... more
  • 3 days One dead, 3 injured as 2 vehicles collide in Ikoyi Sun
    One person died and three others sustained different degrees of injuries on Sunday following an accident involving two vehicles in front of Golden Gate, Ikoyi. Mr Nosa Okunbor, Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed this while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Okunbor said the accident was as a result of over-speeding by the drivers, saying, “ the vehicles ran into each other at the intersection of the road” He further said that the crash involved an unregistered Ford Ranger SUV, and a Nissan SUV with registration number KD 499 GE. ... more
  • 3 days Onyejiocha charges APC to take over Abia in 2023 Sun |Politics
    Okey Sampson, Umuahia Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon Nkeiruka Onyejiocha, has charged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State to ensure the party takes over the state in 2023. Onyejiocha who gave the charge at her country home, Isuochi in Umunneochi Local Government Area when the state Exco of APC paid her visit said she was clamouring for a change of guard in the statebecause the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government has disappointed Abians. The federal lawmaker reminded the Abia APC state Exco that power was not giving freely, but taken by ... more
  • 3 days Kano leases state-owned Daula Hotel property to private investor Sun |Biz
    Desmond Mgboh, Kano Despite strong opposition, the Kano State Executive Council has handed over the management of the famous state-owned Daula Hotel Limited to a private investor, Lambash Nigeria Limited. In response to an inquiry by Daily Sun, Kano State Commissioner for Commerce Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar confirmed the deal, saying it was approved by the council a week earlier, adding that the firm, as part of the deal, will convert the vast Daula Hotel property to a set of high brow apartments, a shopping mall and a top-flight hotel. Barrister Mukhtar said that the lease was made on the ... more
  • 3 days Kano leases state-owned Daula Hotel property to private investor Sun
    Desmond Mgboh, Kano Despite strong opposition, the Kano State Executive Council has handed over the management of the famous state-owned Daula Hotel Limited to a private investor, Lambash Nigeria Limited. In response to an inquiry by Daily Sun, Kano State Commissioner for Commerce Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar confirmed the deal, saying it was approved by the council a week earlier, adding that the firm, as part of the deal, will convert the vast Daula Hotel property to a set of high brow apartments, a shopping mall and a top-flight hotel. Barrister Mukhtar said that the lease was made on the ... more
  • 3 days Ministry creates platform for lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty Sun |Biz
    (Sylvester Thompson, NAN) The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology says it is working on plans to create the desired platform for the actualisation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s quest of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years. Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister, said this in Abuja at the inauguration of a Technical Committee for boosting commercialisation of the ministry’s research products to fast track the actualisation of Nigeria’s dream of becoming a self-reliant nation. He said that the benefits of research could only be harvested when it is fully commercialised, adding that the ministry ... more
  • 3 days Ogun: Police arrest Black Axe cultists at procession for dead member Sun
    Lawrence Enyoghasu, Lagos, Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command has arrested eight persons suspected to be members of a cult gang, Neo-Black Movement, otherwise known as the ‘Black Axe’, while on a candlelight procession for a dead member in Ogijo Town, Sagamu Local Government Area. The arrest was made on September 24 following a report lodged at Ogijo police station where a 16-year-old boy identified as Onome Iduru was rushed to after being shot in the stomach by the gang who were in a funeral procession in honour of their departed colleague. According to Command spokesman DSP ... more
  • 3 days Nigerians renew call on Multichoice, others on pay as you go tariff Sun |Biz
    (Jessica Dogo, NAN) Nigerian subscribers have renewed calls on Mutichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and other service providers to introduce the Pay as You Go Tariff (PAYG) in the country. A cross section of subscribers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, said it was time the providers introduce PAYE in Nigeria. Mrs Jumai Aliyu, a subscriber in Maitama said it was wrong for the service providers to stick to the fixed monthly tariff, unlike what was obtainable in other countries. “Nigeria constitutes about 40 per cent of DSTV’s global market share, ... more
  • 3 days Oil palm growers hail Buhari, CBN for N30 billion intervention loan Sun
    Uche Usim, Abuja Members of the Oil Palm Growers Association of Nigeria (OPGAN) have extolled President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, for their efforts to assist them to expand their businesses and end palm oil importation. The apex bank began disbursing a N30 billion intervention loan late last year to oil palm farmers in a strategic move to conserve the huge foreign exchange spent on importing it. The newly-elected President of the association, Mr Joe Onyiuke, said that empowering smallholder farmers under the Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP) was a ... more
  • 3 days Katsina builds specialist eye centre, upgrades health institutions Sun
    Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Katsina State Government has commenced the building of a specialist eye centre, located at the General Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital. The Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Nuhu Yakubu Danja, who disclosed this at the weekend, also noted that government recently upgraded its health institutions for the training of various categories of health workers. According to him, ‘the construction of a specialist eye centre at the General Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital had commenced. This is being done with the view at ensuring the availability of comprehensive edge care services in the State.’ Danja said that the upgrade ... more
  • 3 days Israel Adesanya defeats Brazilian Sun |Sports
    Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya proved his supremacy in the middleweight division with a second-round knockout win over Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC 253 on Saturday. The comprehensive victory has seen the self-acclaimed Stylebender retain his middleweight title in ruthless fashion. Adesanya before the fight had boasted he would deal ruthlessly with his Brazilian opponent and he did just that right from the first round where he capitalized firmly on the seemingly wait-and-see approach by showering him with devastating leg kicks. THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS. THERE ARE NO DEBATES.@Stylebender is the true king #UFC253 pic.twitter.com/UGO1Bfdhli— ... more
  • 3 days Borno: Boko Haram terrorists, family members surrender to soldiers Sun
    Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reported that 13 suspected Boko Haram members alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village have surrendered to soldiers at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche who made this known in a statement, said: ‘Sequel to sustained aerial bombardment and aggressive intensive clearance operation by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East, 13 suspected BHT alongside 6 women and 17 children from Kodila village have surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion at Banki Junction ... more
  • 3 days Buhari policies, leadership yielding desired fruits – Bagudu Sun
    Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s policies and style of leadership have started yielding the desired fruits in the country. Governor Bagudu, accompanied by his Jigawa State counterpart, Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, stated this while on a visit to a private rice mill in Kamba, Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi State, owned by a business mogul, Alhaji Sahabi Lolo. The Governor expressed delight that the policies were putting the country on a more formidable economic footing. ... more
  • 3 days AG Malami donates N11 million to flood victims in Gwandu Emirate Sun
    Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has announced a donation of N11 million to the flood victims in Gwandu Emirate of Kebbi State. The Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen. According to the statement, Malami made the donation through his two NGOs Khadimiyya for Justice and Development and Kadi Malami Foundation. The statement further explained that Malami was at the palace of the Emir of ... more
  • 3 days Inter hits two late goals to beat Fiorentina 4-3 Sun |Sports
    (Reuters/NAN) Inter Milan fought back with two goals in the last five minutes as they began their Serie A campaign with a 4-3 win over Fiorentina on Saturday. Runners-up last season and seen as the main challengers to the dominance of Juventus this term, Inter suffered one of their familiar slumps as they fell 3-2 behind to a Fiorentina side inspired by 37-year-old Franck Ribery. But an 87th-minute equaliser from Romelu Lukaku followed by Danilo D’Ambrosio’s header two minutes later gave them the points – and possibly spared them one of coach Antonio Conte’s infamous dressing-downs after the ... more
  • 3 days Beaten Betis coach Pellegrini blames VAR in defeat to Real Madrid Sun |Sports
    (Reuters/NAN) The combination of Real Madrid and VAR was too much for Real Betis to contend with in Saturday’s 3-2 home defeat. Coach Manuel Pellegrini said after his team came away empty-handed in spite of outplaying the La Liga champions for parts of the game. Betis overcame an early goal to take a 2-1 lead over Madrid at halftime. But three interventions went the way of the champions after the interval, leading to Madrid drawing level, Betis having defender Emerson sent off and the visitors winning a late penalty which Sergio Ramos converted to win the match. “When ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Nigerian cases now 58,198 with 49,722 discharged Sun
    (Abujah Rachael, NAN) Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have reached 58,198 with 49,722 patients discharged from various isolation centres across the federation, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed. In its official twitter website, the health agency also announced 136 new cases of the infections with three deaths in the country for Saturday. The agency said that the new infection were reported from 13 states with 116 patients discharged. Lagos state recorded the highest number of cases with 41 new infections, while Ogun, Rivers Abia, and Oyo recorded 27, 19, 10 and 6 cases respectively. Other states with new infections ... more
  • 3 days 4 soldiers, 10 policemen, 4 others killed by terrorists: DHQ Sun
    Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said 18 persons, among them 4 soldiers, 10 policemen and 4 civilians, have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush in Borno State. The deceased met their death Friday while providing security for the convoy of the Borno State Civilians Relocation Committee. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche who made this known in a statement issued late Saturday night in Abuja, said the 18 persons died as a result of the explosion from the multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on the road by the terrorists. ... more
  • 3 days Edo election, victory for Democracy Sun |Columns
    Democracy is the people’s government. The Constitution made it clear that sovereignty belongs to the people of Nigeria from whom government derives all its powers and authority. This sovereignty is expressed by the people through free and fair elections which is the foundation of any democratic government. President Buhari described free and fair elections as the bedrock of true democratic order, without which, the foundation of political and moral authority of government will be weak. The Constitution went further to say, without which, the foundation of political and moral authority of government will be non-existent. Section 1(2) of the ... more
  • 3 days Today Fixtures 27/09/2020 Sun |Sports
    The post Today Fixtures 27/09/2020 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. ... more
  • 3 days Ndidi’s injury huge blow for Leicester City – Rodgers Sun |Sports
    Joe Apu Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that injured Wilfred Ndidi’s injury is a huge blow for Leicester City as they face Manchester City away. According to tribalfootball.com, the Super Eagles midfielder was expected to undergo surgery last night on a thigh injury that Leicester expects to keep him sidelined for 12 weeks. “It’s an abductor problem and its unfortunate, the muscle has come right off the bone,” said Rodgers. “He will be out for up to 12 weeks, we think. “He felt some pain and there is no doubt he will be a miss for us. ... more
  • 3 days Pacquiao, McGregor to fight next year Sun |Sports
    Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will face former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor in the ring next year, and part of proceeds from the fight will go to coronavirus victims in his country, his office said on Saturday. Both fighters are “getting ready for this one epic last boxing fight,” said Jayke Joson, special assistant to Pacquiao, who is also a Philippine senator. Joson’s statement followed a tweet by Irishman McGregor in which he said that he would be “boxing Pacquiao next in the Middle East”.  “We don’t deny it,” Joson said of the former UFC featherweight and lightweight ... more
  • 3 days Barcelona begins title chase live on StarTimes Sun |Sports
    StarTimes will air Spanish giants Barcelona’s match as they finally begin their La Liga title chase on Sunday. Barcelona will play against Villarreal at 8 pm. Barcelona’s previous game-day fixture was postponed as a result of their participation in the quarter-final of the Champions League. Meanwhile, defending La Liga champions Real Madrid look to rub off the draw against Real Sociedad in the opening day, as they come up against Real Betis on Saturday at 8 pm. Barcelona will come up against Villarreal at Camp Nou, having slipped in the La Liga title race to arch-rivals Real Madrid ... more
  • 3 days Boxing exhibition show: Group set to honour Shefiu Sun |Sports
    Boxing in Nigeria is set to receive a huge boost as Dcolossus, in conjunction with Options247 is set for an exhibition show to honour, Mr Shefiu on the occasion of his 47th year birthday today. The event, which takes place at Options 247 Ikolaba, Ibadan, Oyo state, will see professional boxer Gbenga Oluokun Haglar, fight Shefy (CEO Options247) in a friendly bout. Other amateur boxers are also billed to fight in the exhibition boxing show. The CEO of Dcolossus boxing outfit, Mr Oshinmi Ezekiel said boxing in Nigeria has been hampered by lack of good facilities, poor motivation and ... more
  • 3 days Dare’s one year high points in Youth and Sports Development Sun |Sports
    Time moves so fast with tons of achievements that it seemed like yesterday when President Mohammadu Buhari appointed Mr Sunday Akin Dare as Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development. Since assuming the reins, Dare has moved with the speed of light by changing the dynamics of the Ministry that is often perceived as not only poorly funded, but problematic. Mr. Dare’s renewed vigor and desire to succeed where others had failed, innovation and urgency where others had stagnated, have changed so many wrong perceptions about Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Dare, hit the ground running by ... more
  • 3 days Obi distances self from 2023 presidential campaign posters Sun |Politics
    Obinna Odogwu, Awka Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has disassociated him- self from the 2023 presidential campaign posters being circulated on the social media. The posters which surfaced online in the early hours of yesterday also bore the image of the former governor of Kano State, Alhaji Rabi‘u Musa Kwankwaso, as his running mate. But reacting to the development, Obi dissociated himself from the campaign posters, saying he knew nothing about them. The former Anambra governor, who described the development as the handiwork of mischief makers, said he ... more
  • 3 days Ex-commissioner dismisses allegation against Ngige as false Sun
    A Second Republic parliamentarian and former Anambra State Commissioner for Information, Chief Charles Amilo has said the State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is bigger than selfish gatecrashers who want to destabilize the party. Amilo who was reacting to a purported petition written against the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige to President Muhammadu Buhari by some impersonators posing as the authentic officers of the Anambra State chapter of the APC, said “ the plans of the disgruntled members who are already one leg back to the PDP cannot overcome the will of the genuine ... more
  • 3 days GMD UBA, Uzoka, wins Zik Leadership Award Sun |Biz
    THE Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, has been announced as a winner of the 2019 Zik Award for Professional Leadership. Uzoka clinched the much-coveted award alongside the Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer at the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta. The Zik Leadership awards is organised by the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC) and was instituted in 1995, in honour of the First President of Nigeria, the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, primarily to encourage and nurture leadership on the African continent and in the Diaspora. The UBA GMD ... more
  • 3 days GMD UBA, Uzoka, wins Zik Leadership Award Sun
    THE Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, has been announced as a winner of the 2019 Zik Award for Professional Leadership. Uzoka clinched the much-coveted award alongside the Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer at the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta. The Zik Leadership awards is organised by the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC) and was instituted in 1995, in honour of the First President of Nigeria, the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, primarily to encourage and nurture leadership on the African continent and in the Diaspora. The UBA GMD ... more
  • 4 days 11 candidates jostle for LASPOTECH rector Sun
    Gabriel Dike Eleven shortlisted candidates for the position of Rectorof Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, will Tuesday, September 29, face the interview panel. The Chairman, Governing Council of the institution, Prof Rasheed Kola Ojikutu, who confirmed the date for the interview and the number of applicants involved, said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the council had no anointed candidate for the job. Sunday Sun gathered that 25 applicants initially applied for the plum job but the number was reduced to 17. During the State of Origin Verification Committee (SOVC) exercise, three candidates failed to appear before the body. At the ... more
  • 4 days How PDP can take back power in 2023- Useni Sun |Politics
    Gyang Bere, Jos Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 2019 PDP Governorship Candidate, Senator Gen. Jeremiah Useni (Rtd), has advised the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to quickly resolve internal wranglings in the state chapters of the party to bounce back to power in 2023. Useni gave the advice while addressing the gathering of aspirants who had boycotted elections into various of ces of Plateau chapter of the party, held at his residence in Jos, Plateau State. He said: “I advise the national leadership of the PDP to see ahead, use wisdom and ... more
  • 4 days Tinubu extols Fasoranti Sun
    …Launches autobiography with N20 million THE national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the weekend joined other notable Yoruba gures in out- pouring of encomiums on the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, for his strident struggles for the entrenchment of true federalism and power devolution, describing him as a moral guide to the political class. Tinubu, who was represented by the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, gave the commendation at the public presentation and formal launch of his autobiography -“My life, My legacy” and pet project. He described the Yoruba leader as ... more
  • 4 days Imo commissioner clarifies position on ACJL Sun
    George Onyejiuwa, Owerri THE Imo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon. Cyprian Akaolisa, has said that the controversial section 484 of the Administra- tion of Criminal Justice Law, which granted power to the governor to detain juvenile or people of unsound mind, is a reproduction of section 401 of the Criminal Procedure Law which has been in existence for years. He explained that the clarification became necessary in order not to allow the opposition and some mischievous elements to twist the issue for their selfish consideration or set the citizens of the state against Governor Hope Uzodimma. ... more
  • 4 days Toward Christian maturity (3) Sun |Columns
    Introduction This is the conclusion of our three-part series on Christian maturity. “And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with people.” 1 Samuel 2:26. Christian maturity triggers and sustenance Develop Appetite for Evangelism – 2 Timothy 4:2 Christians are saved to serve. We are saved to preach and pass on the baton to others of our kind. We are saved to expand God’s Kingdom here on earth. Anyone who claims to be a Christian or a leader in God’s vineyard, who finds evangelism boring is still a baby Christian no ... more
  • 4 days Executive stress and sudden deaths Sun |Columns
    A week ago, ie on Monday September 14, 2020 to be precise, the Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, drew my attention to the marauding effects of sudden deaths being experienced all over Nigeria in general and Abia State in particular. These were non covid-19 related deaths. We attributed these deaths to unwillingness of people to do just routine periodic medical examinations of their bodies – especially those above 40. Like Malvolio in “Twelfth Night” by Shakespeare – we appear to be sick of self love. We no longer bother to look after ourselves, unless we suddenly collapse and are ... more
  • 4 days Emefiele: Unfazed by unreason Sun |Columns
    Recently, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele got some sticks. Strangely, the flaks came from an eminent group, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG. Emefiele’s ‘crime’ was that he was perceived to be pushing for immunity for himself in a revised bill passed by the National Assembly. The bill sought to amend the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act, BOFIA, now in its 29th year of life. This is as strange as it’s perplexing, even disturbing. Yet, as it turned out, the jab at Emefiele was not from the full house of NESG. Some Board ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria, toddler @60 Sun |Columns
    We have become a society and a people that don’t tell themselves the truth. Like others, one can confirm we appreciate the place of appraisal in moving people, entities and organisations forward but the unfortunate thing is when it comes to actually carrying through the act in the manner it should be done, we try to alter the essentials, opting instead for lies, fabrications, and at best clutching hopelessly to tokenism and low expectations. Our leaders are the worst players in this game of deceit and ignominy.    Nigeria is 60 years this week into nationhood, having gained independence from ... more
  • 4 days I’ve no regrets in life – Queen Yetunde Noibi, Face of Beauty Nigeria 2020 winner Sun |10ment
     Rita Okoye This year’s edition of Face of Beauty Nigeria pageant held without hitches on Sunday, August 16, leading to the crowning of Yetunde Noibi as the new queen. The University of Lagos graduate of Mass Communication in this interview shares her experience during the pageant organised by Mrs. Patra Idehen. She also reveals how she’ll handle her male admirers as a beauty queen and only child of her parents. How was your growing up, can you recall any fond memories? I had my primary education at Holy Trinity School and proceeded to Methodist Girls’ High School, Yaba, Lagos ... more
  • 4 days How I’ll handle men as only child, beauty queen -Yetunde Noibi Sun |10ment
     Rita Okoye This year’s edition of Face of Beauty Nigeria pageant held without hitches on Sunday, August 16, leading to the crowning of Yetunde Noibi as the new queen. The University of Lagos graduate of Mass Communication in this interview shares her experience during the pageant organised by Mrs. Patra Idehen. She also reveals how she’ll handle her male admirers as a beauty queen and only child of her parents. How was your growing up, can you recall any fond memories? I had my primary education at Holy Trinity School and proceeded to Methodist Girls’ High School, Yaba, Lagos ... more
  • 4 days Ope celebrates dynamism of African music -Sikiru Adepoju, singer Sun |10ment
    Nigerian Grammy-winning recording artiste and percussionist, Sikiru Adepoju has dropped his much anticipated debut album titled, Ope. Announcing the release last week Thursday, MansMark Records, the AfroWest Music Hub, said the floor is now open to fans, for a potpourri of choice music put together by some of the world best. The official release of Ope (Yoruba word for Gratitude) follows the unveiling of three appetizing singles from the collection namely Ajaja (I am The Spirit), Goin’ Somewhere and Take Me Home, Country Roads – a vibrant remake of John Denver’s iconic song of the same title. Other titles ... more
  • 4 days How music, tourism dragged me to Nigeria –UK-based Nigerian singer, Baba Forever Sun |10ment
    UKbased Nigerian Afrobeat musician, Prince Okes Masima popularly known as Baba Forever, is set to drop his self-titled 5-track album. Produced by Master P and Eddy King as well as released on his Kesmasima Global Services label, the album parades hit songs such as Party Bomber, Enjoy Your Life, Hungry for Love, Shake, and Waka Lost. According to Baba Forever, who emerged about the first Nigerian musician to dedicate a song to the COVID-19 pandemic just a week after the lockdown in March, the album release party will take place in London before the end of the year.  On ... more
  • 4 days Foreign firm’s attempted takeover of our business fraudulent –Health Plus Sun
    Health Plus, a pharmaceutical company, has accused Alta Semper Capital, a foreign private equity firm (PEF), of a fraudulent attempt to take over its business. In a rejoinder to a press release earlier issued by the PEF, Health Plus dismissed the appointment of Chidi Okoro as chief transformation officer and the claim that Olubukunola Adewunmi George, Chief executive officer, remains a director and shareholder. Health Plus stated that it entered into a five-year partnership with Alta Semper Capital in 2018 to inject fresh capital to further grow the business George, the rejoinder stated, was prepared to give PEF a ... more
  • 4 days Soldiers kill 3 bandits in Nassarawa, rescue kidnapped victims Sun
    Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that soldiers on anti-banditry  operations in the north central part of the country have killed three  kidnappers and rescued three kidnapped victims in Nassarawa State. The soldiers from Operation WHIRL STROKE and 117 Guards Battalion who were on a joint clearance operation around Mararaba Udege in Nasarawa State, were said to have raided a suspected kidnappers’ camp along Bakonu Road in Nasarawa Local Government Area, when they encountered the bandits and their hostages. Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche, who made this known, said the soldiers also dislodged the ... more
  • 4 days Biafra, Oduduwa nations‘ll be reality soon –Kanu Sun
    Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has assured the people of the South East, South South, and Middle Belt that in no distant time, the new alliance between his group and the Yoruba One Voice (YOV) will see to the attainment of independence by the two zones. Kanu who disclosed this in a statement he made public through the group’s media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, also claimed that the Hausa will have their own nation in place of the Fulani. He said: “With synergy and sincerity of purpose, Biafra, Oduduwa, ... more
  • 4 days Digital economy‘ll boost GDP by more than 45%, says Pantami Sun |Biz
    Chinenye Anuforo The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said that the digital economy will contribute more than 45 per cent to the nation’s GDP, noting that the ICT sector alone currently contributes more than 17 per cent. Pantami made this known while speaking at the virtual Nigeria Internet Governance Forum 2020 (vNIGF) with the theme “Achieving Inclusive Digital Economic Development in the Post-COVID 19 Era.” He said that by July 2020, the level of broadband penetration had reached 42 per cent and would get to 50 per cent at the end ... more
  • 4 days Yoruba in Kwara, Kogi seek merger with Southwest Sun
    Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin Yoruba ethnic group in Kwara and Kogi states have expressed desire to be merged with their kith and kin in the South West region through boundary adjustment. The group, which occupies seven local government areas in Kwara South senatorial zone and five LGAs in Kogi State, in a statement yesterday, said it had forwarded a memorandum to the National Assembly on the platform of Kwara South Consultative Forum. According to the National President of the forum, Sir Joseph Aderibigbe, who was the first Secretary to Kwara State Government when it was created in 1967, the group ... more
  • 4 days Makinde tasks FG to site gemstone market in Oyo Sun
    Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has called on the Federal Government to site the hub of the nation’s gemstone market in the state in order to boost the mining industry in Nigeria. The governor, who stated this while receiving the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, also sought for the support of the Federal Government to curb the activities of illegal miners. He maintained that the state had already been putting some structures in place to enhance the development of its solid mineral sector and position the state to benefit ... more
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