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Buhari’ll rather lose than rig 2019 elections ‘ Presidency
Wed, 21 Nov 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina has said his principal would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.

The presidential spokesman said this during a programme on ARISE TV, yesterday.

In his comments concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina assured that the process will be free and fair.

“I’m surprised that this president has been with you for three and a half years and yet you do not seem to know him. If anybody would rig election or anything, it will not be president Muhammadu Buhari. He would rather even prefer to lose fair and square.

“He has even said it before that if the only thing he would leave as a legacy for Nigeria is free and fair election, he would do it. Forget that the election would be rigged, that will not happen.”

In his reaction to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) statement that Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ document “failed to articulate any solutions,” Adesina said: “PDP is down and will remain there for a very long time so I’d rather not talk about them.

“The Next Level is about deepening what is happening in the country. It’s about consolidating on what has been done and what is been done; its about making progress and advancing on what we are doing now. That is the sum total of it.

“A lot of Nigerians believe in what this administration is doing, they have faith, they have confidence, they have hope that the administration will take Nigerians to the place it deserves to be.

“The work in progress will continue and if you look at the documents that were released, you’ll see additional focal areas.

“So in the next dispensation and by the goodwill of Nigerians who will re-elect the current administration, these three focal areas (security, economy and infrastructure) will continue to receive attention and there will be additional ones as you’ve seen in the documents.”

In his comments on the alleged indictment of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the leadership of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) over the N5.8 billion fund released for internally displaced persons (IDPs), Adesina said: “It is more of a political thing rather than something grounded in facts and truth.”

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Plans to impeach Saraki still alive ‘ Ndume
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Former Senate Leader Ali Ndume has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki of personalising the chamber, and has said plans to impeach him are still alive. READ ALSO:Why we gave up on impeachment of Saraki, Dogara ‘ Moghalu Ndume said at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja yesterday that he would not be []The post Plans to impeach Saraki still alive ‘ Ndume appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why I lost 2015 presidential election ‘ Jonathan
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Former president GoodluckJonathan has revealed the sordid role played by then American president, Barack Obama, fake news peddlers and former governorsof the Peoples DemocraticParty (PDP) who defected to the then oppositionAll Progressive Congress (APC) that cost him his reelection bid in 2015. READ ALSO:Between performance and fake news He claimed Obama meddled in the poll []The post Why I lost 2015 presidential election ‘ Jonathan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Opposition used Boko Haram, Chibok girls against me ‘ Jonathan
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Jonathan alleged the twin issues were used against him in the run-up to the 2015 presidential election. He disclosed this at the official unveiling of book Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Former President Goodluck Jonathan, in his book, My Transition Hours, has given insights into the Boko Haram insurgency and the kidnap of over 250 Chibok school []The post Opposition used Boko Haram, Chibok girls against me ‘ Jonathan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Obasanjo: We must reject hooligans, thieves
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
If it is in the hands of thieves and hooligans, they can abuse and misuse it as weapon. Weshould ensure hooligans don’t get it. Fred Itua and Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has warned against electing thieves and hooligans as leaders. He spoke in Abuja, yesterday, at the presentation of a book written []The post Obasanjo: We must reject hooligans, thieves appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Bauchi specialist hospital verified staff -CMD
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Paul Orude, Bauchi Management of the Bauchi State Specialist Hospital has explained the reason behind setting up a committee to carry out verification of its 700 workers. The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dr. Ya,u Hameed Suleiman, who made the disclosure to newsmen in his office, on Monday, said the purpose was to address the problem of []The post Why Bauchi specialist hospital verified staff -CMD appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari’s 2nd tenure more reassuring than 8 years of Atiku, says UPP
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Fred Ezeh, Abuja The United Progressive Party (UPP) has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) literally forced it to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming general elections. The party, apparently unhappy with the choice of Atiku Abubakar as PDP presidential candidate, described his choice as ‘a renewed plot to foist on Nigerians, the sad []The post Buhari’s 2nd tenure more reassuring than 8 years of Atiku, says UPP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PTP presidential candidate dismisses Buhari, Atiku policy documents
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Samuel Bello, Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust Party, Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has dismissed the policy documents of President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Atiku and said they do not offer solutions to the challenges confronting the country. He saidthe documents were not grassroots-based and promised that his government would pursue masses-oriented and []The post PTP presidential candidate dismisses Buhari, Atiku policy documents appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Man U, Juve open Pogba talk
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Manchester United and Juventus have reportedly already held talks over a transfer for Paul Pogba. Pogba returned to Manchester United from the Old Lady in 2016 having started his senior career at Old Trafford. There have been plenty of rumours in recent months that he is interested in a move back to Turin. Reports earlier []The post Man U, Juve open Pogba talk appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ademola Lookman pledges future to England
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Ademola Lookman has pledged his future to England after holding face-to-face talks with Under-21 head coach Aidy Boothroyd over persistent stories linking him to Nigeria. The Everton winger was part of the Under-20 squad that won the World Cup in 2017 and he will have a significant role to play for the Under-21s next summer []The post Ademola Lookman pledges future to England appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rohr to release Eagles AFCON list April
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that he will announce the countrys provisional roster for the Africa Cup of Nations as from April 2019. The German noted that theres only one window for international matches prior to next years AFCON and has stressed the need to start preparations immediately. ‘We only have one FIFA []The post Rohr to release Eagles AFCON list April appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kante to pocket 290k weekly
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Chelsea are boosted by the news that midfielder NGolo Kante is set to agree on a new contract. There had been some rumours that Kante would depart under manager Maurizio Sarri. But it appears the Frenchman is ready to commit to a new deal that will see him earn 290,000-a-week. READ ALSO2018 AWCON: Dennerby optimistic []The post Kante to pocket 290k weekly appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ahmed Musa forgives Ref Gassama
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Super Eagles stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa has forgiven referee of Nigerias clash against South Africa, Bakary Gassama after his errors cost the Super Eagles two goals, and perhaps a win, reportsgoal.com. Gassama and his assistants chalked off two Nigeria goals for offside but replays showed otherwise. In the first half of the encounter, Musa thought []The post Ahmed Musa forgives Ref Gassama appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Big Baby’ wants Joshua fight in April
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Jarrell Big Baby Miller definitely wants an April fight with Anthony Joshua and would cause a lot of trouble for the world champion, says the Americans co-promoter Dmitry Salita. The New Yorker stayed in contention for a big-name heavyweight fight next year after an explosive fourth-round knockout of Bogdan Dinu in Kansas at the weekend. []The post Big Baby wants Joshua fight in April appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Hundreds of fans stranded in Asaba
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Paul Erewuba Hundreds of Super Eagles fans who thronged the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba yesterday to watch the friendly match between the Cranes of Uganda and the Super Eagles of Nigeria, ended up not watching the interesting encounter, even after buying their tickets. The Ahmed Musa-captained Eagles, after a 1-1 draw with South Africa []The post Hundreds of fans stranded in Asaba appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Teslim Balogun Stadium seeks to host Super Eagles
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Bunmi Ogunyale Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos state governor, Mr. Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye has revealed that plans are in top gear for the Teslim Balogun Stadium to host the Super Eagles AFCON 2019 qualifying clash against Seychelles in March. Speaking during a chat recently, Adeboye who doubles as the president Smart FC of Lagos, []The post Teslim Balogun Stadium seeks to host Super Eagles appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Coutinho returns to Barca training
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho has returned to training ahead of this weekends La Liga match against Atletico Madrid after missing two weeks with a thigh problem. The 26-year-old has not featured for the league leaders since the 1-1 Champions League draw at Inter Milan on November 6. Barcas last game was a 4-3 home defeat []The post Coutinho returns to Barca training appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NFF signs improved contract with NIKE
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and leading sportswear company, NIKE on Tuesday in Asaba, signed a new, robust partnership agreement that officials from both organisations termed ‘dawn of a new era.’ American kit company NIKE had teamed up with the NFF in April 2015 following the departure of another global brand, but both parties see []The post NFF signs improved contract with NIKE appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Niger IPMAN decries insecurity, says N800m lost to bandits
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
John Adams, Minna The Chairman of Minna depot of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in Niger State, Alhaji Adamu Ahmed Erena, has decried the bad state of roads and the high level of insecurity in some parts of the state, which he said posed a threat to the supply of petroleum products []The post Niger IPMAN decries insecurity, says N800m lost to bandits appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tax appeal tribunal resumes sitting in Enugu
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Raphael Ede, Enugu The Tax Appeal Tribunal for the South East geopolitical zone has called on aggrieved taxpayers and tax authorities to bring their appeals for resolution. The Chairman of the tribunal, Chukwuemeka Eze, who spoke at the resumed sitting of the panel in Enugu on Monday, said they will be sitting to resolve various []The post Tax appeal tribunal resumes sitting in Enugu appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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SEC seeks NASS’ support to boost govt companies’ listing
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Uche Usim, Abuja, Chinwendu Obienyi, Lagos The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sought the full support and cooperation of the National Assembly to ensure that government-owned companies list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Its acting Director General, Ms. Mary Uduk, made the appeal in Abuja on Monday when members of the Senate Committee []The post SEC seeks NASS’ support to boost govt companies’ listing appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG releases guidelines for compulsory insurance
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Uche Usim, Abuja The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has released the guidelines forState Insurance Producer (SIP) policy programme in line with its mandate of enforcing compulsory insurance in states to deepen insurance penetration nationwide. According to NAICOM Spokesman, Rasaq Salami, the guidelines, if implemented, will remarkably boost premium income generation and the sector’s contribution to []The post FG releases guidelines for compulsory insurance appeared first on The Sun
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Illegal Haulage: Dangote dangles N0.25m at whistle blowers for erring drivers’ arrest
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
In a renewed effort aimed at ridding the organisation of unscrupulous drivers, the management of Dangote Group has solicited the help of members of the public to assist in apprehending persons engaging in illegal haulage activities with the organization’s trucks. The company subsequently announced a mouth-watering monetary reward for any member of the public who []The post Illegal Haulage: Dangote dangles N0.25m at whistle blowers for erring drivers’ arrest appeared first on The Sun Ni
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UNIDO signs $60m country programme with FG
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has signed a $60 million UNIDO Nigeria new country programme (CP) for inclusive and sustainable development (2018-2022) with the Federal Government. The new CP- the second in the series of UNIDO’S support for Nigeria- is aimed at enhancing Nigeria’s drive towards Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) and []The post UNIDO signs $60m country programme with FG appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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National carrier project’s drain on Nigeria’s lean resources
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Louis Ibah Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, has urged the Federal Government to jettison the idea of relaunching the national carrier, Nigeria Air, saying that the project amounts to a waste of the country’s lean resources. According to Onyema, the downturn in the Nigerian National carrier project’s drain on Nigeria’s lean []The post National carrier project’s drain on Nigeria’s lean resources’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Abuja strip dancers: Our story, our life
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Amanda (not real name), a popular pole dancer at the club, is an experienced strip dancer havingworked in popular clubs in Lagos before moving to Abuja. Godwin Tsa It was 11.30pm on a Saturday. I was in one of Abuja’s longest-running lap-dancing clubs. A young lady wearing only basque and French knickers walked past me []The post Abuja strip dancers: Our story, our life appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Prisoners in classrooms
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Director General of UNESCO Ms Audrey Azoulay noted the uniqueness in enhancing the capacity of prisoners to access knowledge and skills for self-development Magnus Eze, Enugu Chukwunonso Nomeh, 38, from Oruku in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State whos is awaiting the hangman’s noose in the Enugu Maximum Prison, recently made history as []The post Prisoners in classrooms appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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At last, Innocent Kokorifa gets justice
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
The Kokorifa family had dragged the Nigerian Police to court over the killingof Innocent, whom the Police alleged was a member of an armed robberygang Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Corporal Vincent Koluama-Owei scanned the courtroom for familiar faces. He had just been convicted for the August 18 2016 murder of 17-year-old Innocent Kokorifa, who was gunned []The post At last, Innocent Kokorifa gets justice appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Refineries’ sale: Minister’s power to fix fuel price turns to obstacle
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Okon explained that Section 6 of the Petroleum Act remained a major setback and reason why investors might not find the refineries attractive for business. Adewale Sanyaolu The aspiration of the country to privatise its refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna may have yet suffered a fresh setback as the minister’s power to fix []The post Refineries sale: Ministers power to fix fuel price turns to obstacle appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Elections not declaration of war, says Buhari
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye and Fred Itua, Abuja PresidentMuhammadu Buhari has said elections should not be seen as declaration of war, rather, an opportunity to cement brotherliness and nationhood. Buhari, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said this at former President Goodluck Jonathan’s book presentation, ‘My Transition Hours.’ He []The post 2019: Elections not declaration of war, says Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Fans, celebrities mourn radio journalist Tosyn Bucknor
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Some Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to pay their tribute to popular radio presenter Tosyn Bucknor, who died at 37. READ ALSO:Popular OAP, Tosyn Bucknor is dead Her husband, Aurelien Boyer, whom she married on November 15, 2015, discovered she was dead when he arrived home from work on Monday night. []The post Fans, celebrities mourn radio journalist Tosyn Bucknor appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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60% Nigerian children suffer abuse ‘ UNICEF
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
A lot has been achieved, but, there is still much to do to ensure that Nigerian children benefit from advances in child rights. Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo As the world marks International Children’s Day, today, the United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) has disclosed that at least three in every five children in Nigeria suffer from one []The post 60% Nigerian children suffer abuse ‘ UNICEF appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Borno: Boko Haram kills 9 farmers, abducts 12 in latest attack
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Boko Haram has killed nine farmers and abducted 12 others in Mammanti, Borno State, the cradle of the terrorists, locals told the AFP, yesterday. READ ALSO:I know how Boko Haram started ‘ Atiku On Monday, the terrorists stormed fields outside Mammanti village and opened fire on farmers as they worked, killing nine and injuring three []The post Borno: Boko Haram kills 9 farmers, abducts 12 in latest attack appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How Pastor Adeboye got me writing on polygamy & the impact of my series
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
To this day, ten years later, Pastor Adeboye has not responded to my article that God told me He did not create men to be monogamous Sina Adedipe Since this is the last time I am writing on polygamyin this column after doing so on four occasions in the last ten years due to popular []The post How Pastor Adeboye got me writing on polygamy & the impact of my series appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Higher philosophy of Christian marriage (4)
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Hypocrisy and error, which are the grand sons of ignorance, have made some deceived minds to endure the marriage they ought to enjoy. Prof. Nathan Uzorma Protus Good day Prof., I want to thank God for using you to deliver people from the clutches of evil ones. I have been reading your article for a []The post Higher philosophy of Christian marriage (4) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Supernatural essences: Still relevant or outdated
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
In pre-colonial African society, the native African maintained a healthy relationship with gods and other spiritual essences which served ashis guardian Promise Adiele I have decided to adopt a supernatural approach this week because, besides being recognized as the poverty capital of the world, Nigeria is also renowned as the spiritual capital of the world. []The post Supernatural essences: Still relevant or outdated appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oshiomhole and the warmongers
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
In a fit of resistance by warmongers, he has become a butt of attacks in the onerous task of cleansing the Augean stables Sufuyan Ojeifo Right from the outset of his interest in the chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole knew that his programmes of reform, which formed the major plank []The post Oshiomhole and the warmongers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ASUU strike and the 2019 polls
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
The Union, which is said to be on its 15th annual strike, has not been able to come up with any other way to resolve its problems with the Government. Wale Sokunbi As the campaigns for the 2019 general electionsbegin in earnest, it is important to highlightsome of the issues that should guide the discourse. []The post ASUU strike and the 2019 polls appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Waiting for Atiku’s women
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
They are waiting to be unveiled for selfless national service. There should be women voted into office next year to reflect gender power redistribution. Banji Ojewale There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women ‘ Kofi Annan (1938-2018), former UN Secretary-General I am among millions of Nigerians who can’t []The post Waiting for Atikus women appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The urgent need to diversify the economy
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) prediction of a weak revenue generation for Nigeria should be seen as a wake-up call to diversify the economy. Therefore, the Federal Government should urgently fast-track structural reforms that will boost the non-oil sector of the economy. Sadly, the government’s diversification drive is yet to yield the expected results. This []The post The urgent need to diversify the economy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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