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  • 2 days Buratai commends Army Signal Corps for exploits in North East Sun
        PHILIP NWOSU   The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has called on officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army Corps of Signal to work hard to project the vision of the force especially as it concerns the battle against insurgents in the North East. The Army Chief spoke at the 2020 edition of the West African Social Activities (WASA) of the Nigerian Army Corps of Signals, commending the corps for providing effective communication equipment for soldiers to communicate at the battle front. General Buratai who ... more
  • 2 days  Diri offers Sylva, Lyon olive branch Sun |Politics
    Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa  Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has waved the olive branch at leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC)in the state. Specifically he has extended his hands of fellowship to the leader of APC in the state and Minister of Petroluem, Chief Timipre Sylva and the former governor-elect, Chief David Lyon. Diri who stated this while giving remarks at a Thanksgiving Service held at the Gloryhand Chapel, Government House Yenagoa said APC leaders are Bayelsans that should work with the state government to bring development to the state. He reiterated his determination to ... more
  • 2 days Ihedioha: dont interfere in supreme court judgement -Imo eldership Sun |Politics
     Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Elders in Imo State has appealed to all parties in the state irrespective of their political affiliations and political parties not to interfare in the judgement of the supreme court and it’s hearing as scheduled. Speaking on behalf of the elders after a meeting held in Owerri , Walter Ofonagoro, former minister of information noted that the apex court decision should be final but added that everybody has a right to seek review. But he maintained that what the elders is against is anybody trying to dictate or interfare in the matter. “Every Nigerian has ... more
  • 2 days Imo guber: Uzodimma asks Supreme Court to dismiss Ihedioha’s motion Sun |Politics
    Godwin Tsa, Abuja Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss an application filed by former Governor Emeka Ihedioha, seeking the setting aside of it’s January 14 judgment that removed him from office. The governor position is contained in his preliminary objection challenging the competence of Ihedioha’s motion. In the said motion dated February 5, 2020, Ihedioha prayed the apex court for an order setting aside “as a nullity the judgment delivered by it on the 14th of January, 2020 in Appeal No. SC.1462/ 2019 and Cross-Appeal No. SC.147Y0/ 2019. However, governor Uzodinma in his preliminary ... more
  • 2 days Plateau group wants Plateau Central to produce next gov in 2023 Sun
    Gyang Bere, Jos The Plateau State Initiative for the Develompent and Advertisement of the Natives (PIDAN) says it is morally right for Plateau Central to produce the governor of the state in 2023 in the spirit of zoning. PIPDAN in a communique at the end of its meeting held in Jos and signed by the President, Prof Aboi Madaki, and Secretary Nanle Gujor, urged all political parties to work in that direction ahead of the 2023 election in the state. “The meeting reviewed the political terrain in the state and maintained its stands as contained in its document “Equity in ... more
  • 2 days 22 killed in Katsina road crash Sun
    Agaju Madugba, Katsina At least 22 people were reportedly killed Saturday evening in a road crash along Kankia-Danja Road, Katsina State. The crash came on the heels of the killing of some 30 persons by bandits in two Katsina communities of Tsauwa and Dankar, in Batsari Local Government Area. Related: Bandits massacre 33 residents in Katsina communities The crash, which occurred near Kafur town, involved two J5 buses in a head-on collision. “The two vehicles burst into flames after the crash and 22 persons were burnt to death,” an eyewitness, Shafi’u Suleiman, said. He noted that most of the victims were ... more
  • 2 days FRSC urged to tackle overloading, extortion Sun
    Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Federal Road Safety Corps has been asked to address issues of overloading of vehicles and extortion on the highways. The Emir of Gwandu and Chairman, Muhammed Iliyasu Bashar gave the charge while receiving FRSC Commander in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, ACM Kayode Olagunju, PhD, mni, in his palace. The traditional ruler observed that people no longer place high values on sanctity of lives and that is why they allowed themselves to be overloaded in vehicles and packed with animals. Bashar who is also the Chairman, Kebbi State Council of Chiefs said passengers were ... more
  • 2 days Katsina: Revenge killings not acceptable – Buhari Sun
    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned in strong terms the latest round of attacks on farmers by bandits in Damkal and Tsanwa villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state, declaring that killing people in acts of retaliatory violence is not acceptable. Friday’s attacks by bandits on the two villages in the state reportedly left 30 people dead and several houses and animals burnt. Related: Bandits massacre 33 residents in Katsina communities According to the Statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari, while reacting to the incident in which many ... more
  • 2 days AfDB refutes World Bank’s comments on Africa’s debt profile Sun |Biz
    Joseph Inokotong, Abuja The African Development Bank (AfDB) has described as “inaccurate and not fact-based” reports accredited to World Bank President David Malpass that some Multilateral Development Banks, including the AfDB, have a tendency to lend too quickly and, in the process, add to the continent’s debt problems. The AfDB, which frowned at the statement linked to Mr Malpass, said: “We are of the view that the World Bank could have explored other available platforms to discuss debt concerns among Multilateral Development Banks.” It further stated that “The general statement by the President of the World Bank Group insinuating that ... more
  • 3 days Farmers-herders’ clashes record unspecified casualities in Delta community Sun
    Ben Dunno, Warri The farmers/herders clash which started at Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror and other neighbouring communities of Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, last Thursday, escalated on Saturday leaving in its wake conflicting casualty figures. While unofficial reports has it that no fewer than eight (8) local farmers were killed in the wake of the brutal attack by the herdsmen in the early hours of Saturday, police sources however claimed that only one farmer was killled while several others sustained severe injuries. Sources in the affected communities disclosed to our correspondent that there had been ... more
  • 3 days Ezekwesili, Nweke II, others to discuss how poor politics affects good governance at Confab Sun
    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Former Minister of Education Obiageli Ezekwesili and former Minister of Information Mr Frank Nweke II are to join others drawn from the academia, civil society organizations, policymakers to discuss structural change and how poor politics affect good governance at the #FixPolitics Initiative. The two-day conference scheduled for Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, is being put together by The Robert Bosch Academy tagged #FixPolitics Initiative with Obiageli Ezekwesili, who is its current Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow. The Berlin, Germany-based academy stated that from the findings of Ezekwesili’s research, politics in Nigeria and other African countries is in dire need ... more
  • 3 days Imo guber: Stakeholders push for constitution of fresh Supreme Court panel Sun |Politics
    Fred Itua, Abuja Ahead of Tuesday’s hearing of an application, filed by the immediate-past Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, an alliance of Civil Societies across the country, have called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, to constitute a fresh Supreme Court to review its earlier judgment. Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, Gentlemen of the Press, Livinus Ibiang, listed a number of demands, which he said the Supreme Court should consider. Last month, Ihedioha was sacked by the Supreme Court as they valid Governor of Imo State. Senator Hope Uzodinma, who came a distant 4th ... more
  • 3 days Bayelsa: Dark cloud hovers as Gov Diri, deputy face legal hurdles Sun |Politics
    Godwin Tsa, Abuja Legal disputes over the contentious Bayelsa State governorship may not be over for Governor Douye Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, who are still in the crosshairs following multiple pre-election litigations that have the capacity to sweep them out of Government House as easily as they were swept into office. Governor Diri and Ewhrudjakpo, both of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), are immersed in separate pre-election cases pending against them bordering on their qualifications to contest the November 16, 2019 governorship election. Already, following their emergence as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state by the judgment ... more
  • 3 days APC demands fresh governorship election in Bayelsa Sun |Politics
    Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The embattled All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded that only a fresh governorship election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), would be the solution to resolving the problem in the state. APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, told newsmen in Abuja that the volte face commendation of the Supreme Court and INEC by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the political situation in the state has exposed the opposition party as a fraudulent and two-faced party. He specifically asked the PDP’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, whether democracy ... more
  • 3 days Northern Governors rejoice with El-Rufai at 60 Sun
    Gyang Bere, Jos The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on his 60th birthday. In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, the group said it is joining the family, friends and associates of Governor El-Rufai to celebrate God’s grace upon his life because he has made a tremendous impact in the journey to his golden age. Lalong described El-Rufai as a man who has passed through many challenges in life but has equally demonstrated a high degree of resilience, determination and character to achieve his ... more
  • 3 days China’s economy maintains momentum of growth Sun |Opinion
    Chu Maoming Recently, China’s economy comes under pressure in the battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak. The epidemic and relevant quarantine measures are believed to have a negative impact on the economy to some extent. Factories suspended production and consumer spending was reduced amid the country’s quarantine measures. Some people worry that the epidemic may drag down the economic growth in China and the world at large. However, we should look at the impact of the epidemic on the economy from a comprehensive and reasonable perspective. In my opinion, the impact is short-lived and temporary. It will not change the ... more
  • 3 days APC leadership: Time for Oshiomhole to go, says party stalwart Sun |Politics
    A stalwart of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo, Mr Peter Esele, has said that recent happenings in the party indicates that it is time for the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to go. Esele said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Sunday. He said, “In life, there comes a time when you must make a clear distinction between individual and institutional interests.” He argued that Oshiomhole’s utterances about national issues had become a huge embarrassment to the party and the country at large. Esele said that as the ... more
  • 3 days We are ready for Edo State election – Police bomb squad Sun
    Christopher Oji The Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Department (EOD) has said that its officers and men are fully prepared for the upcoming Edo State election. The EOD also disclosed that, henceforth, officers and men of the Command would carry an onslaught on criminal hideouts. The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command, Maikudi Shehu, during his first quarterly conference with officers and unit commanders on Thursday at the EOD Lagos, Ikeja office, said there was no cause for alarm about the upcoming election in Edo State. CP Shehu said on receiving news of the explosion in Benin City, EOD ... more
  • 3 days Bishop Adoboh, a pillar of peace – Ortom Sun
    Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the death of Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala, the Most Reverend Peter Adoboh. Governor Ortom, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Terver Akase described the demise of Bishop Adoboh as painful, not only to the Catholic Church but to Benue State at large. He described the late Bishop Adoboh as a true servant of God who stood for peace and worked tirelessly to win souls for Jesus Christ. “The Governor recalls the pivotal role Bishop Adoboh played towards the success of ... more
  • 3 days Iwuanyanwu: Retired war veterans to head Igbo security outfit Sun
    Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri As South-East Nigeria considers establishing the region’s own security network, elder statesman Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has hinted that former war veterans and retired security officers may spearhead the Igbo regional security outfit. Iwuanyanwu, who was part of the “Ime obi” meeting, a caucus of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo which held a meeting on regional security in Enugu State last week, disclosed that the President of the organisation, Nnia Nwodo, was given the mandate to set up a strategy committee to include experienced people in security and warfare, including “retired security officers and professors”. He explained that the committee ... more
  • 3 days Ortom congratulates new Bayelsa Governor Sun |Politics
    Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has congratulated Chief Douye Diri on his victory at the Supreme Court and swearing-in as Governor of Bayelsa State. The Governor stated this in a message of felicitation on behalf of the people and government of Benue State said the emergence of Chief Diri as Bayelsa Governor has confirmed the Bible book of John 3:27 which says “A man can receive nothing, except it is given to him from Heaven”. Governor Ortom who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, (CPS) Terver Akase expressed confidence in the ability of Chief Diri to provide ... more
  • 3 days Bayelsa: Stop blaming Supreme Court, INEC – Niger APC chieftain blasts Oshiomhole Sun |Politics
    John Adams, Minna A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State and former Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Jonathan Vatsa, has defended both the Supreme Court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from any blame over the outcome of the Bayelsa governorship debacle, suggesting that the APC should take responsibility for the nullification of David Lyon’s election by the Supreme Court. “The APC is the architect of its present predicaments if the truth must be told and the consequences must be dammed. You can only reap what you planted,” said Vatsa. Vatsa, a former publicity secretary ... more
  • 3 days Kebbi govt dispatches over 140 coaches to monitor 956 primary schools Sun
    Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi The Kebbi State government has deployed over 140 monitoring officers to 956 primary schools across the 21 local government areas of the state to evaluate performances of over 1,452 trained Primary One teachers. The teachers to be monitored were trained under Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) to ensure the improvement of pupils of Primary One under the guide of Reading and Numeracy Activities (RANA) scheme and their enrollment in the state. Daily Sun gathered that 120 mentors and coaches, as well as BESDA officers in all the 21 LGAs of the state, were converged ... more
  • 3 days Bayelsa: Stop blaming Supreme Court, INEC — Niger APC Chieftain tackles Oshiomhole Sun |Politics
    John Adams in Minna A Chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger state and former Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, has exonerated both the Supreme Court and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of any blame over the outcome of the Bayelsa governorship debacle, saying that APC should blame itself for the nullification of David Lyon’s mandate by the Supreme Court. According to him, “APC is the architect of its present predicaments if the truth must be told and the consequences must be damning. You can only reap what you planted.” Vatsa, a former publicity secretary ... more
  • 3 days Unknown gunmen abduct Perm. Sec. in Nasarawa Sun
    Alhaji Jibrin Giza, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works in Nasarawa State was in the early hours of Sunday, abducted by yet to be identified gunmen. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Bola Longe, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia. Longe told NAN that the permanent secretary was abducted by gunmen from his residence at Shabu, a suburb of Lafia at about 12:40 a.m., to an unkown destination. According to the CP, the DPO in the area had already mobilised some officers and men who are on the trail of the fleeing abductors and ... more
  • 3 days LASEMA, first responders suspend search for suicide victim’s body for 48 Hours – DG Oke-Osayintolu Sun
    LASEMA says it’s has together with other collaborators suspended the search for the body of a man who committed suicide by jumping into the Lagoon for the next 48 hours. According to LASEMA’s head public affairs, Nosa OKUNBOR, the man who allegedly alighted from an ash-coloured Toyota Corolla with registration number KSF 426 GB, call cab on the Third Mainland bridge, did so under the guise of trying to relieve himself, but instead committed suicide by jumping into the Lagoon on Saturday. “The suspension of LASEMA activities and those of it’s first responders is coming on the heels of ... more
  • 3 days Jaiz Bank declares N1.79 billion profit Sun |Biz
    Uche Usim, Abuja Jaiz Bank Plc, Nigeria’s premier non-interest Sharia-compliant financial institution, has declared a profit after tax of N1.79 billion in its 2019 unaudited financial results as submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The bank, in a statement, said the figure indicates a 114% growth when compared with the N834.36 million recorded at the end of 2018. Key extracts of the bank’s performance report showed that total assets rose by 53% from N108.462 billion in 2018 to N166.837 billion, while gross income rose by 80% from N7.5 billion in 2018 to N13.517 billion in 2019. At the end ... more
  • 3 days Community policing will complement security efforts – BMO Sun
    The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)  says community policing will assist in complementing Federal Government security efforts to sniff out criminal elements in the country. BMO Chairman, Mr Niyi Akinsiju, said this while fielding questions at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Sunday. He noted that states,  community, villages and hamlets needed volunteered security units to complement policing activities in the country. Akinsiju said: “Nothing stop state,  community, villages, hamlets from having volunteered security units. I support area community policing and  whatever form of civil society constituted policing activities. “Because we are as a country getting sophisticated ... more
  • 3 days Buhari will not implement anti-poor policies, says BMO Sun
    The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)  says the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects. Its Chairman, Mr Niyi Akinsiju, stated this on Sunday at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. He said the president always considered the consequence of every government policy on the Nigerian people, particular the poor. Akinsiju said: “We have a President that is considerate that for every policy, the important thing to him would be the consequence to Nigerian poor and the Nigerian people. “The ... more
  • 3 days 2023: Why APC, PDP should choose presidential candidate from Igbo land –Ezenagu, President-General, Ndigbo United Forum Sun |Politics
     Obinna Odogwu, Awka Acting President-General of Ndigbo United Forum, Chief Godson Ezenagu, has said that Igbo leaders are very committed to the ongoing struggle for the emergence of Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in the 2023 president election. He said that already efforts are being made to ensure that no stone is left unturned to actualize that target, adding that it would be very unfair, unjust, and against the spirit of equity if the Igbo are denied the opportunity to lead this country just as others have done. In this interview with Sunday Sun, Chief Ezenagu also spoke on other ... more
  • 3 days Can money issues ruin your relationship? Sun |Columns
    Dear readers, Money problems can bring uncertainty in the relationship, which can cause it to live a short life. The quality of life will go down if the two of you live in poverty, and not everyone wants that. And if the person doesn’t want to improve, it can be extremely difficult to live with them. Money issues can be a sure short cut to ruining marriage. Let’s look at a few scenarios… When the philosophy of your earning and spending is divided in this form, “Mine, Yours, Ours”, it may lead to disaster. This is because you can’t seem ... more
  • 3 days Signs you are not over your ex even though you think you are Sun |Columns
    It’s one thing to say that you are over your ex, but it’s another to actually be over them. But you know what they say, there’s a thin line between love and hate. Moving on can be hard, but the first step is to actually admit that you are not over it. Here are ten signs that you are not really over your ex: You shade their new partner If you are not over your ex, you will have no qualms shading their new partner or husband. You get angry when they post the pictures of their new lover because ... more
  • 3 days The new, enhanced Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Sun |Columns
    New participants coming on board the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme will enjoy an enhanced programme to maximize their potentials. They will be joining the over 9,000 current beneficiaries, from 54 African countries, and receive business training, mentoring, a non-refundable $5,000 of seed capital and global networking opportunities. Some six years after the Foundation surprised many people with what they thought was an overambitious entrepreneurship development programme for the whole of Africa, it has not only attracted more partners but also lived with the times to bolster its sustainability and impact. Only last week, the Foundation disbursed First Tranche of $5m Partnership Commitment from ... more
  • 3 days Reasons PDP is still better than APC –Prof Abc Nwosu Sun |Politics
    Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Prof. ABC Nwosu, a former minister of health and former political adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in this interview with Sunday Sun, speaks on the failing security apparatus in Nigeria, insisting that the Security Chiefs have no reason to remain in office. He also bared his mind on the clamour for regional security outfits and the opposition role by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the non-signing into law of the amended electoral law, among others. Excerpts:   The issue of insecurity has remained a major concern to many Nigerians lately. Already there is Amotekun security outfit ... more
  • 3 days Junaid Mohammed blasts Shekarau over hisbah corps Sun |Politics
    Kenny Ashaka Political old warhorse and firebrand, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has accused former governor of Kano State, Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau of foisting the Hisbah corps on the people of the state. Hisbah is an Islamic doctrine which means “accountability”. Hisbah is an individual or collective duty to intervene and “enjoin good and forbid wrong.” The doctrine is reportedly based on an expression from the Quran. But Junaid Mohammed disagreed, saying Hisbah was not ordered by virtue of superior authority by the Quran, adding that Hisbah was imported into the country by Alhaji Shekarau from Saudi Arabia. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman ... more
  • 3 days Gov Uzodinma must avoid power-intoxicating concoctions that destroyed Rochas Okorocha –Theo Ekechi Sun |Politics
     Dickson Okafor Theodore Ekechi is the member representing Southeast in the Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) and former commissioner for information and strategy under the administration of Senator Rochas Okorocha in Imo State. In this interview, the Convener of Restoration Coalition said that the Igbo should forget “it is our turn” slogan and but forward its best 11 in the 2023 presidential race. He said that Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has all it takes to emerge as the next president of Nigeria, but warned Igbo to reach out to other geo-political zones and desist from the belief that the position is allocated ... more
  • 3 days Why I support involvement of mercenaries in fight against Boko Haram –Senator Ndume Sun |Politics
    Fred Itua, Abuja Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume represents Borno South Senatorial District in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly. He heads the Senate Committee on Army. He is a former Leader of the Senate and a top contender for the position of the President of the Senate in 2019. He is also the brain behind the Northeast Development Commission. In this exclusive interview with Sunday Sun, the lawmaker spoke on the 2023 presidential elections, war on terror, the Senate, humanitarian crisis in the Northeast, among other issues. Excerpts:   The 9th Senate is often described as an appendage ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria’s debt profile now worrisome –Senator Obadara Sun |Politics
     Omoniyi Salaudeen Senator Gbenga Obadara is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who represented Ogun Central Senatorial District in the last National Assembly.  In this interview, he expressed concern over Nigeria’s rising debt profile, threatening security situation in the country and strongly advocated community policing as a way out of the quagmire. Some people are calling for national discourse on a workable electoral system. Do you subscribe to the idea? If you look at elections these days, even if you are the most popular candidate and people are following you, you are not sure of getting the best ... more
  • 3 days Fury vs Wilder: Joshua tough enough to meet any – Oboh Sun |Sports
    Former British boxing champion, Peter Oboh has said that Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder’s rematch will be difficult to predict who will come out victorious among the two hard heavyweight punchers and who will be the first to experience defeat in the hands of another puncher like themselves which could  likely be via “T.K.O .  Oboh who was also the Commonwealth boxing champion said ”we all know that none of the two will want to submit to the other one, so, someone among them must be forced to submit because these two fighters punch too hard.  Both boxers are now ... more
  • 3 days NBA calls for removal of Borno highway gates Sun
    Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has called for the removal of gates erected on major highways in Borno State by the military.  A press conference, yesterday, in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, the NBA said the February  9 massacre of travelers by Boko Haram along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway could have been averted had the military not erected a security gate on the road. They should remove all the gates on the highways and allow people to move freely. Travelers know the road is not safe and they won›t ply the road at night. They all know the time of curfew ... more
  • 3 days UI VC at 62: Toast to a witty bibliophile Sun |Opinion
    Sunday Saanu “One of the major lessons life has taught me is that human beings can be so complex, unpredictable and at times, vicious. One needs the grace of God to be able to survive and succeed in life. In my life, I have never killed a fowl, I can’t kill it, I will be shaking, let alone human being. Yet, in the run up to the 2015 vice chancellorship contest, someone alleged that I was after his life. I was too shocked and shattered by the allegation. That is human being for you” These were the words of the ... more
  • 3 days Chris Igwe: A man of humble beginning Sun |Opinion
    Sopuruchi Onwuka  Brief interactionwith him alters stereotype. He mirrors candour, humility and compassion; yethis acute sense of articulation, attention to details, shrewdness and bubblingenergy are unmistakable. These attributes mark out Dr. Chris Odinaka Igwe as exceptional success that stands tall in the midst of distant peers. Dr. ChrisIgwe plays with kids, works with field employees, chairs board meetings and goes to dinner with kings. Across his vast network of connections, he inspires courage, innovation and diligence. He simplifies complex issues and straightens out intricate puzzles into discernible strands. He confronts issues with dignity and integrity; leaving no room for anxiety. ... more
  • 3 days Emir lauds FRSC for curbing road crashes Sun
    Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Emir of Zuru, Alhaji Muhammadu Sani Sami, has commended the Federal Road Safety Corps deploying modern strategies to curb road mishap. He also praised the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi and his team for their efforts in sanitizing motor vehicle administration. The Emir made the commendation while receiving the Zonal Commander in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Assistant Corps Marshal Kayode Olagunju in his palace. A statement issued by FRSC Zonal Public Education, RC Aminu Aliyu Sokoto, quoted the Monarch as encouraging the Corps not to relent in its enforcement activities, promising the emirate’s support in ... more
  • 3 days Kaduna attacks: Sen. Uba mourns, calls for immediate supply of relief items Sun
    Sola Ojo, Kaduna Following the twin bloody attacks in two communities of Kaduna State on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani at the weekend described the development as “wicked act of desperation”, calling for swift response of emergency authorities.   The lawmaker also expressed his readiness to support the Kaduna State Government and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the provision of relief items for the affected communities to cushion the effects of the unrest. The lawmaker expressed regret for the killings in the two agrarian communities which added to the number of internally displaced ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria can generate $2 billion annually from donkey value chain –DSPMEAN  Sun
    Okwe Obi, Abuja Donkey Skin Processors, Marketers and Exporters Association of Nigeria (DSPMEAN), has said Nigeria can generate over $2 billion annually from donkey value chain. The National Vice Chairman,  DSPMEAN, Ifeanyi Dike, stated this in Abuja when the National Animal Production and Research Institute (NAPRI) and Earthwheel Logistics Limited, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to produce 2 million donkeys in 5 years. He said: “The donkey value chain can generate about $2 billion annually for Nigeria. The MoU also involves training and creating employment opportunities for the teaming population of Nigerians.” Chairman, Earthwheel Logistics, Destiny Izuchukwu Osili lauded NAPRI for the collaboration, ... more
  • 3 days Bayelsa new gov: Wike calls for Oshiomhole’s resignation Sun |Politics
     Tony John, Port Harcourt, Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called for the resignation of Adam Oshiomhole following his failure to stop the inauguration of Bayelsa State Governor as he boasted in his reaction to Thursday’s Supreme Court judgment. Wike said the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his associates had made attempt to steal the mandate of Rivers’ people, but were strongly resisted. He made this statement yesterday at the Government House, Port Harcourt.  His words: “Today, they sing a song, tomorrow they sing another song. I think Oshiomhole as the National Chairman ... more
  • 3 days Not in our name Sun |Columns
    President Obama is an African from Kenya. He is also an American citizen by virtue of a white American mother. When he was elected the first African American President, the whole Africa was agog with happiness. Kenya went crazy with joy. Black men every where in the world shed tears of love. African Americans thought their problems have come to an end. African governments thought aids to Africa from America will quadruple. But it was not to be. African Americans remained the most uneducated, the poorest, and the most jailed even after the government of Barrack Obama. African governments witnessed ... more
  • 3 days Men, sex enhancers, commercial sex-workers and untimely death Sun |Columns
    Again, a sad and terrible news broke through the aid of the social media and this sad news equally made the headlines of some of the national dailies. It was the death of 60-year-old Barrister Agboegbulem who took Precious, a 17-year-old commercial sex-worker from Akwa Ibom State on an overnight illicit romantic affair. His end gave people what to talk about. There were various angles to the story until police got to the scene, searched the deceased lawyer’s bag and allegedly discovered sex enhancing and Malaria drugs which he probably took before the deadly ‘oil-rig exploration’ as could be seen ... more
  • 3 days FCT Lawyer’s football league pegs N.06m cash prize Sun |Sports
    Samuel Bello, Abuja Lawyers in Abuja have pegged a sum of N600, 000 as cash prize for participants in an upcoming league commencing on the 22nd of this month. The league, which is strictly made up of lawyers only, have had increasing participation since 2017 till date. Head Organising Committee of Abuja Lawyers league, Olujimi Olujide-Poko, who spoke recently in Abuja, said the competition which kicks off on February 22nd till April 5th, would involve 14 teams in two groups. He said the main purpose of the competition is to create a separate platform outside court room and legal dealings. ... more
  • 3 days Omeruo needs to do more in Super Eagles – Amokachi Sun |Sports
    Ex-Nigeria international, Dan Amokachi, has tasked Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo, to take up bigger responsibilities in the Super Eagles. Omeruo, 26, earned his debut international cap in 2013 and quickly became a regular, with then captain, Joseph Yobo nearing his retirement. He was considered the heir apparent to Yobo and, at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013, Omeruo showed just how good he was. So far, he has made over 50 caps for the Eagles and continues to show he can become even better and indispensable. At the 2019 AFCON in Egypt he was one of the ... more
  • 3 days Trump invites Rafael Nadal to White House Sun |Sports
    Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal was invited by the United States President Donald Trump to accompany the King of Spain in a state dinner at the White House. King Don Felipe and Queen Dona Letizia were received at the White House in 2018 during an official visit but this time it will be a more meaningful visit at it will have a state character, which is the highest level between the two countries. The visit will take place on April 21 and it remains to be seen if 19-time Grand Slam champion Nadal will accept the invitation and visit the ... more
  • 3 days Rangers lose former secretary Sun |Sports
    Former administrative secretary of Enugu Rangers International Football Club and father of former Super Eagles’ player, Onyedika Ogbuke, Chief Felix Ogbuke is dead. Rangers’ Media Officer, Norbert Okolie, in a statement, yesterday, said Sir Ogbuke, according to a family source, died on Monday, at a hospital in Enugu, following a brief illness. General Manager of Rangers, Davidson Owumi, while reacting to the shocking news, described Ogbuke as a true Ranger, who committed his all for the good of the club while in service. “It’s quite shocking to talk about Sir Ogbuke Felix in the past tense. We are saddened by ... more
  • 3 days Kobe Bryant memorial event set for Feb. 24 Sun |Sports
    Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant’s public memorial in Los Angeles is set for Monday, February 24, at Staples Center. Fans wishing to remember him, his daughter Gianna and the seven others killed in a helicopter crash last month can register online for tickets, the Lakers announced Friday. The memorial will take place at 10 a.m. at the downtown Los Angeles venue. Several sources have said the event will be restricted to ticket-holders, and the Lakers said there are no plans for a ceremony outside or at nearby L.A. Live, where thousands of fans converged after Bryant’s death on Jan. 26. There ... more
  • 3 days CAF Confederation Cup: Ezeji charges Enyimba against Guinea’s Horoya Sun |Sports
    Emma Njoku Former Enyimba striker, Victor Ezeji, has tasked the team to improve on their goalscoring if they look to make another history by becoming the first Nigeria club to lift the CAF Confederation Cup. Enyimba will host Horoya Athletic Club of Guinea in Aba on Sunday, March 1, in the first leg of the quarterfinal pairings of this year’s Confederation Cup competition. Ezeji, who was a member of the historic Enyimba squad that won the CAF Champions League trophy in 2003, the first time by a Nigerian club, said Aba People’s Elephant must beat the Guinean side with a ... more
  • 3 days Ighalo to dedicate goals to late sister Sun |Sports
    Odion Ighalo has promised to dedicate all goals he would score for Manchester United to his late younger sister who recently died in Canada. Ighalo has already inscribed the name of his sister, Mary, on all the boots he will wear during his six months loan stay at Old Trafford. The name of his sister Mary has also been printed on the white underwear he will put on under Manchester United jersey this season in the Premier League and Europa. The former Super Eagles’ forward, who said he is still battling with the pains of his sister’s death, disclosed that ... more
  • 3 days Ancestral lands: Enugu community leaders raise alarm over threat Sun
    Fred Itua, Abuja Two families in Enugu State, Obangene and Anekeode in Ibagwa Nike autonomous community have accused their traditional ruler, Igwe Emmanuel Ugwu of trying to disposes them of the ancestral lands they inherited from their fathers. They have also accused him of plans to silence them, claiming that they have been under siege and have also been labeled criminals by the traditional ruler for insisting that the right thing must be done. In a press statement signed by Ngwu Ikenna William and Robert Ugwu Joseph on behalf of the two families, the families said despite their stiff opposition, Igwe ... more
  • 3 days Kanu’s parents burial has united S’East, S’South –IPOB Sun
    Okey Sampson, Umuahia and Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the burial of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents Eze Israel and Ugoeze Sally Kanu on Friday has united the Southeast and South-South together. According to a press statement by the publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful made available to Sunday Sun, he emphasised that the attendance of traditional rulers from these zones at Nnamdi Kanu’s parent’s burial is a full proof of it. Prominent among the Igbo leaders that graced the burial ceremony according to Powerful is the former senate president Adolphus Nwagbara, Victor Umeh, ... more
  • 3 days Ogun: Abiodun lifts embargo on LG accounts Sun
    Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has lifted the embargo placed on bank accounts of all the 20 local government areas in the state. The decision will take effect from Monday, February 17, 2020. Abiodun announced this at the strategic session for transition committee chairmen and members of all the local government areas in the state with the theme, “Towards a New Local Government System in Ogun – Doing Things Differently”, held at the Executive Council Chambers, Goverrnor’s Office, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta. The governor said for the people to feel the impact of government, those at the helm of ... more
  • 3 days Shinkafi wants US, UK, EU, others to revoke Yari’s visa Sun
    Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in Zamfara State in 2019, Sani Shinkafi, has petitioned the Embassies of the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union, requesting perpetual revocation of the traveling visa of former governor of Zamfara State over his alleged sponsorship of militia groups that have unleashed terror on the state in the last eight years. In the letter copied to the Embassies of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, Shinkafi claimed that Yari has been fueling violence by inciting his supporters to destabilize the new administration in ... more
  • 3 days Ondo 2020: Oyedele wants right candidate for APC guber Sun |Politics
    Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Executive Director (Technical), Niger Delta Power Holding Company Engr. Ife Oyedele has canvassed for a right candidate to clinch All Progressives Congress ticket ahead of the forthcoming governorship election. Oyedele made the call in an interview with journalists on Saturday. He noted that only a candidate with good listening ears, team player spirit and competent technocrat with understanding of challenges of a modern state has practical solutions and effect the necessary changes that could change the narratives. Oyedele says God has endowed Ondo State with enormous potentials for the betterment of its citizenry. He also urged ... more
  • 3 days Supreme Court: Stop influence peddling, APC warns Agabi over Uzodinma Sun |Politics
    Okwe Obi, Abuja The All Progressive Congress (APC) has warned a former Attorney General of the Federation, Kanu Agabi (SAN) to desist from influence peddling and veiled intimidation of the Supreme Court in a matter currently before it. While reacting to a written address wherein the former justice minister asked the Supreme Court to reverse itself on the January 14, 2020 judgment that sacked Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as governor, the APC in Imo State decried the veiled threats by Agabi. In a statement issued by the APC Chairman in Imo State, Chief Marcelinus Nlemigbo, the party frowned at the choice ... more
  • 3 days NSE: Investors lose N163bn W-o-W Sun |Biz
    The domestic equities market maintained its downward trend at the close of transactions on Friday, recording losses on three of five trading days of the week. Consequently, the All Share Index (ASI) fell 1.1 per cent to close at 27,755.87 points Week-on-Week. As a result, the market’s Year-to-Date (YTD) return declined to 3.4 per cent while investors lost N163 billion as market capitalisation reduced to N14.455 trillion. Also, activity level waned as the average volume and value traded fell 38.1 and 40.2 per cent respectively to 182.4 million units and N2.4 billion. Performance across sectors was lacklustre as only ... more
  • 3 days Prayer for dead ‘medicine after death’ – Buhari Sun
    Joe Effiong, Uyo President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerians to build lasting legacies that would outlive them and make their succeeding generations proud instead of piling and leaving behind perishable financial resources. Buhari has also stressed that praying for the departed to rest in peace amounts to “medicine after death” as resting in peace depends only on how the person lived their life on earth. Speaking on Saturday in Awa, Onna local government area, at the funeral of the late Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang, the father of Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, Buhari said because the deceased served God ... more
  • 3 days The straits of Nigerian pensioners Sun |Opinion
    Henry Uche The fear of retirement is one silent killer that many active Nigerian workers are battling with their subconscious mind. The consequences of this syndrome are graver and have multiplier effects on the economy than the government’s campaigns on corruption. Of course, the unending plight of pensioners is what has aggravated the instincts for sharp practices across all government establishments. The apprehensiveness, among other things, breeds dishonesty, stealing, avarice and cheating on government’s time and other resources. The case of the 30-year-old driver, Duke Harry, in a government parastatal at one of the state secretariats readily comes to mind. ... more
  • 3 days Bandits massacre 33 residents in Katsina communities Sun
    Agaju Madugba, Katsina Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Friday night attacked two communities in Batsari local government area of Katsina State reportedly killing a total of about 33 residents. When the Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, led a team of security personnel to the area on Saturday, Tsauwa and Dankar communities were virtually deserted following the attack as some of the residents buried their dead. One of the surviving residents, Salisu Lawal, told reporters that no fewer than 23 villagers were slaughtered at Tsauwa village with additional 10 residents murdered at the neighbouring Dankar village in the course of ... more
  • 3 days 8 killed, property destroyed as herdsmen renew attacks on Delta communities Sun
    Paul Osuyi, Asaba Herdsmen have renewed violent attacks on various communities in Uwheru Kingdom, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State leaving no fewer than eight persons dead while several others were injured. The communities most affected by the marauding attackers are Avwon, Agadama and Ohoror. Chairman of Ughelli North Local Government Area, Godwin Adode, earlier on Saturday, said four persons have been burnt beyond recognition following the renewed wave of attacks by the gunmen. But locals claimed that the death toll as a result of the attacks had risen to eight, besides the destruction of farmlands and other ... more
  • 3 days Man plunges into Lagos lagoon Sun
    A man is reported to have jumped into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on Saturday afternoon. According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)’s Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor, the incident happened on the 3rd Mainland bridge inward Adeniji Adele Road. “A male adult, Daibo Toju Davies (male, born 22and July 1998 residing at 17, Sosanya Street Gbagada Soluyi Lagos) activated the Uber from Mercy Hospital, Gbagada plunged into the lagoon. “Investigation conducted revealed the victim informed the Uber driver of stomach upset. The driver stopped at his request, then he jumped off the ... more
  • 3 days AfCFTA: We’re consulting NLC, other stakeholders – Liman Sun
    Okwe Obi, Abuja Acting Chief Trade Negotiator and Director General, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), Liman Victor Liman, has disclosed consulting Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), and other public stakeholders on the ongoing Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), negotiations, ahead of its implementation in July 2020. Liman, who stated this at the consultative meeting at the weekend in Abuja, noted that the negotiation will enable stakeholders to interrogate, analyse, consider, validate and agree on the final schedule of specific commitment on trade in services that will be finally submitted to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for ... more
  • 3 days Shinkafi petitions US, UK, EU, other embassies to revoke Yari’s visa Sun
    Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) 2019 Zamfara State governorship candidate, Sani Shinkafi, has petitioned the embassies of the United States of America (USA) the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union, requesting perpetual revocation of the travelling visa of former governor of Zamfara State over his alleged sponsorship of militia groups that have unleashed terror on the state in the last eight years. In the letter copied to the embassies of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Shinkafi claimed that Yari has been fueling the violence by inciting his supporters to destabilise the new administration in ... more
  • 3 days Emir lauds FRSC for embracing modern strategies to curb road crashes Sun
    Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Emir of Zuru, Alhaji Muhammadu Sani Sami, has commended the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) )for its initiatives and adoption of modern strategies in evolving a safer road culture in Nigeria. The Emir praised Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi and his team for their efforts in sanitising motor vehicle administration. He made the commendation while receiving the Zonal Commander in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Assistant Corps Marshal Kayode Olagunju in his palace. In a statement issued by FRSC Zonal Public Education, RC Aminu Aliyu Sokoto, the monarch advised the Corps not to relent in ... more
  • 3 days Ondo 2020: Oyedele wants rightful candidate for APC guber ticket Sun |Politics
    Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Executive Director (Technical), Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Engr Ife Oyedele, has canvassed for a right candidate to clinch the All Progressives Congress (APC) party ticket ahead of the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election. Oyedele made the call in an interview with reporters on Saturday, noting that that the preferred candidate should be a good listener, a team player and competent technocrat with a firm grasp of the practical challenges of and solutions to the running a modern state. Oyedele said that Ondo State has been endowed with enormous potentials for the betterment of its citizenry. ... more
  • 3 days Rivers: We stopped Oshiomhole, others from stealing our mandate – Wike Sun |Politics
    Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has claimed that the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and his associates had wanted to steal the mandate of the people of Rivers, but that they were strongly resisted. In the aftermath of a last-minute Supreme Court verdict that affirmed Douye Diri as the governor of Bayelsa State, the outspoken Rivers governor said that the people of Rivers would not allow Oshiomhole and his associates rob the citizens of the state of their electoral mandate. The Rivers governor called for the resignation of the ... more
  • 3 days Polio: 1.2m children to be immunised in Adamawa Sun
     No fewer than 1.2 million children are to be immunised against polio in a five-day house-to-house immunisation in Adamawa. The state Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth, made this known on Saturday while flagging off the 2020 First Round National Immunisation Plus Days in Wuro-Hausa Ward of Yola South LGA. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Seth, who is also the Chairman of the state task force on immunisation, was represented by Mr Sajo Lekki, the Chairman of the Assembly Standing Committee on Health. Seth said the government was committed to addressing polio and other child-killer diseases,  and would ... more
  • 3 days Lagos Assembly Commission appoints Lambo as Executive Secretary Sun |Politics
     The Lagos State House of Assembly Service Commission (LAHASCOM) has appointed Ms Abosede Lambo as its Executive Secretary. In a letter signed by the commission’s Chairman, Mr Wale Mogaji on Saturday in Lagos, Lambo’s appointment took effect from Feb. 13. “In line with the provision of Section 8 Subsection 1 of the Lagos State House of Assembly Service Commission and reference to the correspondence from the House of Assembly No LSHASC/AD/O/201/71 dated Feb. 11, 2020. “I am pleased to inform you that the commission has approved your appointment as secretary to the commission with effect from Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. ... more
  • 3 days Air chief charges 2,079 recruits to be resilient, tough, courageous Sun
    Chief of Air Staff  (CAS), Air Marshal  Sadiq Abubakar has charged the 2,079 recruits of the Nigerian Air Force to be resilient, tough and courageous in discharging their constitutional duties. Abubakar gave the charge on Saturday during the Passing Out Parade (POP) of the Basic Military Training Course 40, on Saturday in Kaduna. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CAS was the reviewing officer during the POP. Abubakar said that the new recruits would substantially bridge the wide gap in the manpower disposition of the NAF. He stressed that their enlistment into the air ... more
  • 3 days Presidency warns against inciting protests security chiefs Sun
     The Presidency has cautioned a section of the political class against misleading the public and inciting protests against the heads of military institutions. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, gave the warning in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. The presidential aide said the warning became necessary in view of the reported plan hired crowd to demonstrate against Nigeria’s service chiefs on Monday. According to him, this imminent gathering is the latest in a series of demonstrations orchestrated by the opposition to embarrass the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. ”As part of this overall ... more
  • 3 days NBA wants Military to remove Borno highway gates Sun
    Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has called for the removal of gates erected on major highways in Borno State by the military. The NBA at a Press Conference yesterday in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, said the Sunday February 9 massacre of travelers by Boko Haram along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway could have been averted had the military not erected a security gate on the road. “They should remove all the gates on the highways and allow people to move freely. Travelers know the road is not safe and they won’t ply the road at night. They all know the ... more
  • 3 days Education advancement prerequisite for economic growth, human capacity development, says Buhari Sun
    Fred Ezeh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, said on Saturday, that only serious advancement in quality and affordable education at all levels, would guarantee collective drive to grow the economy of Nigeria and better the lives of its citizens. To this end, the President said that education will continue to be a high priority item in his government’s drive to transform the economy. He promised that government will continue to provide equal and massive access to education at all levels so they could actively participate in the nation’s socio-economic development and youth empowerment. The President who was a Visitor at the ... more
  • 4 days Ogun: Abiodun lifts embargo on LG accounts Sun
    Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has lifted the embargo placed on bank accounts of all the 20 Local Government Areas in the state. The defreezing of the accounts takes effect from Monday, February 17, 2020. Abiodun announced this at the Strategic Session for Transition Committee chairmen and members of all the Local Government Areas in the state, during a workshop with the theme, “Towards a New Local Government System in Ogun – Doing Things Differently”, held at the Executive Council Chambers, Goverrnor’s Office, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta. The governor, who described local government as the closest to the people, ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria needs sustained prayers over current challenges – Evang. Osofa Sun
    Gyang Bere, Jos The General Superintendent of Celestial Church of Christ, Northern Region, Abuja, Evangelist Ebenezer B. Osofa has said that Nigeria as a country needs sustained prayers to enable it overcome the country challenges. Evang. Osofa disclosed this during his official visit to North Central/East Jos Province of the church, made up of Plateau, Bauchi, Gombi, Adamawa and Taraba State. He urged Christians to stand firm in Christ despite the persecution against the church and prayer for President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders in position of authority. “As believers and Christians, we are supposed to pray for this country, ... more
  • 4 days Akpata pledges support to victims of Kano Law School fire Sun
    The immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, (NBA-SBL) Mr Olumide Akpata, has commiserated with victims of the recent fire outbreak at the Kano campus of the Nigerian Law School. The fire incident, which reportedly affected one of the hostels, was said to have occurred at about 10.30p.m. on Thursday, according to the statement by the school. Akpata said: “I have just received the troubling news of the fire outbreak at the Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus, which led to the loss of valuable property belonging to the students of the institution. “I offer my ... more
  • 4 days Location of 2020 UTME centre excites Kwara community Sun
    The People of Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara have expressed delight about locating a centre for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the community. Chief Bisi Adeyemi, the President, Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran on Saturday that the development was long overdue and a welcome development. NAN reports that the new centre in Omu-Aran joined others in Aran-Orin, Offa and Erin-Ile to cater for UTME candidates in Kwara South Senatorial District of the state. Adeyemi said the UTME centre, apart from having the potential of impacting positively on ... more
  • 4 days Attack on Radio Bayelsa: GM suspends 9 staff as NUJ seeks investigation Sun
     The Management of Radio Bayelsa has suspended nine workers over an attack on the station by hoodlums in protest against Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked erstwhile governor-elect, David Lyon. Mr John Idumange, the General Manager of the station, in a statement, said the nine staff were advised to proceed on a one-month compulsory leave to allow the radio station to conduct a preliminary investigation into the incident. The News Agency of Nigeria ((NAN) reports that the state-owned FM station, christened Radio Bayelsa, was amongst facilities attacked by the protesters, who also destroyed the private residences of immediate-past governor of the ... more
  • 4 days Association lauds FG over dredging of Escravos channel Sun
    The Delta Shippers Association (DelSA), on Saturday commended the Federal Government for the dredging of the Warri/Escravos channel. Vice President of the association, Mr Simon Asite,  told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Warri that the proactive step showed that the government was determined to revive the moribund Delta ports for optimum performance. NAN reports that the Escravos bar in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta through which vessels sail into the Delta ports, had been shallowed over the years, until the dragging. Asite said that the dredging was another way of diversifying the nation’s monolithic economy which was ... more
  • 4 days Kaduna attacks: Sen Uba mourns, calls for immediate supply of relief items Sun
     Sola Ojo, Kaduna Following the twin bloody attacks in two communities of Kaduna State on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani at the weekend described the development as a “wicked act of desperation”, calling on relevant emergency authorities to act swiftly. The lawmaker also expressed his readiness to support the Kaduna State Government and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the provision of relief items for the affected communities to cushion the effect of the unrest. Armed bandits had between Tuesday and Wednesday this week carried out attacks on Bakali and ... more
  • 4 days Old eastern region is still United -IPOB Sun
     Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has maintained that the old eastern region divided by the federal government into two geo-political zones is still coexisting as one. According to a press statement by the publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful made available to Sunday Sun, he emphasised that the attendance of traditional rulers from these old blocs at Nnamdi Kanu’s parent’s burial is a full proof of it. Prominent among the Igbo leaders that graced the burial ceremony according Powerful is the former senate president Adolphus Nwagbara. “The attendance of traditional rulers ,chiefs kings and queens ... more
  • 4 days 5 Okomu Oil staff razed to death in road accident, 2 others critically injured in Edo Sun
    Tragedy struck Okomu Oil Plc in Edo State Friday evening, as five staff of the Company were burnt to death in a road accident that occurred along Iguobazuwa road in Ovia South West local government area of the state. Two others were said to be critically injured and currently receiving treatment. The bus conveying the staff was said to be on its way the head office at Okomu from Extension 2 of the firm when it rammed into a lorry. Following the incident, several motorists and passengers were stranded as the burning vehicles blocked the highway. An eyewitness ... more
  • 4 days Gov. Ortom mourns late Bishop Adoboh, Catholic Bishop of Katsina-Ala Diocese Sun
    Gov Samuel Ortom  has expressed shock at the  sudden death of  His Lordship, Bishop Peter Adoboh, Catholic Bishop of Katsina-Ala Diocese. The governor’s grief is contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Terver Akase on Saturday in Makurdi. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adoboh died on Friday at Daughters of Charity Hospital, Abuja. Adoboh was ordained a Catholic Priest on June 30, 1984. He was appointed the pioneer Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala by Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI on Dec. 29, 2012 at the age of 55. The ... more
  • 4 days Police arrest suspected farm produce thief in Jigawa Sun
     The Police Command in Jigawa has confirmed the arrest of a suspected member of a notorious farm produce thieves terrorising markets in the state. Spokesman of the Command, SP Abdu Jinjiri,  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Saturday that the suspect, a 25-year-old man (name withheld) of Ganga quarters in Daura Local Government Area of Katsina state, was arrested on Friday. Jinjiri said the suspect was one of the thieves that specialised in stealing farm produce in markets at night. He explained that the suspect was arrested for allegedly stealing two sacks of sesame seeds at Maigari International ... more
  • 4 days Immunization: Jigawa Council targets 51, 316 children Sun
     Garki Local Government Council of Jigawa says it is targeting to vaccinate about 51,316 children against polio in the ongoing immunisation campaign in the area. Mr Ahmad Fankami, the Local Government Immunisation Officer said this through the council’s spokesman, Malam Ya’u Garba on Saturday. Fankami said the state’s Primary Healthcare Development Agency had supplied 55,000 doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) for the exercise. He explained that 515 ad hoc staff had been engaged to conduct the exercise which commenced Feb. 14 and would end Feb. 16. The LIO added that all the necessary arrangements had been made to reach ... more
  • 4 days Wolves held at home by Foxes after VAR rules out goal Sun |Sports
    Wolverhampton Wanderers had a goal controversially ruled out by VAR as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Leicester City, who finished with 10 men, in the Premier League on Friday. The result leaves Leicester in third place on 50 points, a point behind Manchester City, while Wolves move up to seventh place on 36, five points off the Champions League places. Wolves thought they had the lead just before the break when Willy Boly headed home after a short-corner routine but VAR ruled that Diogo Jota had been offside early in the move. Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury ... more
  • 4 days Ooni Ogunwusi to host high society as sister remarries Sun |10ment
    It was the Irish poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde, that says ‘Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.’ This saying must be standing true in the mind of Princess Adesola Ogunwusi, the elder sister of the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. When the Princess’ first marriage to Pastor Yinka Olojede hit the rocks some years ago, many thought that she must have kissed love goodbye. But when one is struck by the proverbial cupid arrow, it’s easy to let things slide and quickly ... more
  • 4 days Legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun romances broadcasting Sun |10ment
    Unarguably, Chief Oluwole Olanipekun is one of the leading and most successful legal giants in Nigeria as at today. He has established himself as a colossus of some sorts in the Nigerian legal landscape. The remarkable success this Senior Advocate of Nigeria has recorded in the legal profession appears infinitum as his surname connotes. The cerebral Olanipekun has done too well not only for himself and his immediate family but for several people that had crossed his path and for particularly his hometown, Ikere-Ekiti. The legal luminary, it was gathered, has devoted time and committed huge resources into making a ... more
  • 4 days Alex Okosi bows out with grace Sun |10ment
    The magnificent The Wings Tower, along Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos was a beehive of activities on Saturday, February 8, 2020, as it hosted the star-studded exclusive send-off gig for Alex Okosi, the outgoing Executive Vice President & Managing Director of ViacomCBS Networks Africa and BET International. Friends, associates and family members of Okosi gathered to celebrate him for his significant contributions in reimagining Africa and transforming the media and entertainment industry since he took up the mantle of leadership on the continent, 15 years ago. And it was indeed a great night for the man who brought MTV ... more
  • 4 days Tolulope Oke cooks something new Sun |10ment
    For United Kingdom-based Nigerian actress and producer, Tolulope Oke, studying sociology at the university must be a big plus. As a very creative and innovative movie producer, she focuses the themes of her productions on the challenges and demands that members of the society face. Evidences abound—her debut in 2012, Bi Ala (Like a dream) which featured Peju Ogunmola, Akin Lewis, Dele Odule and others; Alebu Mi (My Weakness) in 2015; Omiran (Giant) in 2016 and Homesick the movie shot in London also in 2016 which focused on Nigerians living in the Diaspora and why coming back home remained the ... more
  • 4 days Fashion entrepreneur, Ayodeji Alayande expands brand Sun |10ment
    Give it to young entrepreneur, Ayodeji Alayande, he has carved a niche for himself in the Nigeria’s fashion and textile industry. Spending some time in London, United Kingdom has opened his eyes to a lot of opportunities for any creative mind in the ready-to-wear segment of the fashion industry. Thus, when he decided to return home, he started first with a multi-level marketing business as a springboard to his real interest in fashion. In 2016, Alayande floated I.RASA, the biggest ‘ready to wear’ brand in Nigeria with a massive store inside the Palms Mall in Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State. ... more
  • 4 days Lagos political bigwigs celebrate Kemi Nelson Sun |10ment
    Last Sunday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Southwest Women Leader, Chief Mrs. Kemi Nelson, clocked 64. As usual, the amiable politician marked her birthday with a thanksgiving service held at the Archbishop Vining Anglican Church inside Ikeja GRA,Lagos. This was followed by an exclusive reception at her Allen Avenue, Ikeja residence, with some select family members, friends and political associates in attendance. Lagos State Government through the Office of Civic Engagement also felicitated with the Yeyesewa of Lagos. In a message signed by the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, the governor stated ... more
  • 4 days Oil tycoon, Abdulwasiu Sowami takes giant leaps Sun |10ment
    Billionaire oil mogul, Abdulwasiu Olatunde Sowami, is hitting right the bull’s eyes. The self-effacing businessman has completed the head-to-toe makeover of Forte Oil Plc, his recently acquired energy company. On Tuesday, Forte Oil announced that it has changed its name to Ardova Plc through a disclosure on the Nigerian Stock Exchange signed by the company’ secretary, Oladehinde Nelson-Cole. The initial proposal to change the oil giant’s name came few months after the new owner—Ignite Investments and Commodities Limited led by Sowami, who also doubles as the Chief Executive of Prudent Energy Services Limited, had agreed to retain Forte Oil as ... more
  • 4 days Valentine’s Day: Rangers celebrate with less privileged Sun |Sports
    Players and officials of the ‘Flying Antelope’, Rangers International F.C, yesterday, joined the less privileged in celebration of the season of ‘Love’ as the world marked St. Valentine’s day. The team, after its morning training session, went to Holy Child Motherless Babies Home, Ogui, Enugu, where cash and gifts were presented. Team Manager of the side, Barrister Amobi Ezeaku, who led the delegation on the visit, described the visit as one that needed to be carried out as the season demands, stressing, “Love is in the air and Rangers as a team decided to visit the less privileged and celebrate ... more
  • 4 days Coronavirus threatens Tokyo 2020 Games Sun |Sports
    Joe Apu The increasing death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in neighboring China has left Tokyo Olympic organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in fear as they admitted yesterday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months. According to reports monitored on ESPN, the coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people globally with almost 1,400 deaths in China, but only one in Japan, where fear is rising with so much attention focused on the outbreak. “Certainly the advice we’ve received externally from the WHO (World Health Organisation) is that there’s no case ... more
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