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Foundation splashes N142.9m on 1,516 persons
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
It was excitement galore when Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation (ZSF), distributed cash, empowerment equipment worth N142,398,905 to 1,516 beneficiaries. Some of the equipment distributed, included tricycles, motorcycles, refrigerators, brail books, typewriters, pepper grinding machines, hair dressing/barbing equipment and power generating sets. ZSF Executive Director, Prince Sulayman Olagunju, said: ‘We were deeply touched to see the []The post Foundation splashes N142.9m on 1,516 persons appea
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Shun acts capable of truncating 2019 elections, Obaseki tells corps members
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Wednesday, charged corps members posted to the state, to shun acts capable of truncating the smooth conduct of the 2019 general elections in the country. The governor gave the charge on the occasion of the official closing ceremony of the 2018 batch ‘C’ stream II []The post Shun acts capable of truncating 2019 elections, Obaseki tells corps members appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PDP, APC not sincere about restructuring ‘ Umeh
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The Senator representing Anambra Central SenatorialDistrict, Chief Victor Umeh, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of not being sincere with their promises of restructuringNigeria. READ ALSO:The imperative of restructuring He said the presidential candidates of the two political parties, President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji []The post PDP, APC not sincere about restructuring ‘ Umeh appeared first on The
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Alleged N1.4bn fraud: NBA president for arraignment Dec. 10
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Lukman Olabiyi President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN) will, on Monday, December 10, be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N1.4 billion . Usoro was charged before the Federal High Court in Lagos. The charge sheet, marked FHC/418c/18, was filed before Justice Muslim Hassan. In the []The post Alleged N1.4bn fraud: NBA president for arraignment Dec. 10 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Saraki to Buhari: Sign electoral bill now
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Saraki noted that he had been inundated with calls by members of the National Assembly who expressed concern about the delay in the signing into law Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin(with agency report) Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has advised President MuhammaduBuhari to sign the 2018 Electoral Bill and not heed the advice of alleged anti-democratic []The post Saraki to Buhari: Sign electoral bill now appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FOGON petitions US over alleged issuance of visa to Atiku
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Okwe Obi, Abuja Forum of Non-governmental Organisation (FOGON), on Wednesday, petitioned the Government of the United States, for allegedly issuing a travel visa to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, ahead of next years elections. The group also stormed the US Embassy in protest with placards written: Money laundering: Highest []The post FOGON petitions US over alleged issuance of visa to Atiku appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Special projects editor/Manager wanted
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
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NDIC gives reasons for closure of 154 MFBs
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Desmond Mgboh, Kano Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Wednesday, offered insights into why the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) revoked the licenses of 154 Micro Finance Banks (MFBs) and six Primary Mortgage Banks (PMBs). Its Managing Director, Umaru Ibrahim, said the revocation became necessary due to the erosion of their capital base, poor liquidity, inept []The post NDIC gives reasons for closure of 154 MFBs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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January to December budget cycle difficult, says Minister
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Isaac Anumihe, Abuja Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has said that it is difficult to revert to January to December cycle of the national budget. Udoma, who said this in Abuja when the executives of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) paid him a courtesy call, noted that []The post January to December budget cycle difficult, says Minister appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ugwuanyi: Politics apart
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
For the people, Ugwuanyi is not just their governor, he is also their party. This situation has made the Ayogu Eze candidature very unattractive. Amanze Obi I spent last weekend in Enugu. My actual destination was the University of Nigeria at Nsukka where Nkem, my son and first child, had just graduated from in flying []The post Ugwuanyi: Politics apart appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Peace Ahuchama Sugarcane is one of the most popular juicy plants in the world, especially in tropical countries. It is very good for health and can be used to make delicious dishes, sweet porridge, smoothies, and juices. Sugarcane is sweet and provides essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Incidentally, most people just know about sugarcane as []The post TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Echo Lab to bridge gap in medical diagnosis
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
As part of its efforts to bridge the gap of low diagnostic capacities in the country, Echo Lab, in partnership withIntegrated Diagnostic Holdings (IDH), has launched a state-of-the-art laboratory in Lagos to address advanced and comprehensive laboratory services. The group said the rationale for this move was to close up the knowledge and technology gap []The post Echo Lab to bridge gap in medical diagnosis appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Gunmen storm Osun school, kill 1, kidnap 5
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Similarly, three staff of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo, Ondo State have been kidnapped by gunmen. Molly Kilete, Abuja, Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto and Clement Adeyi, Osogbo The peace of the Osun State College of Technology (OSCOTECH), Esa-Oke was Tuesday deflowered when gunmen invadethe school and killed a registry staff, Mr. Olaniyi Temitope, and abducted []The post Gunmen storm Osun school, kill 1, kidnap 5 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How we’ll vote in governorship, presidential elections
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
I think most people are tired of the present government of Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and this might affect whoever his party gives the governorship ticket. Akinbo Peter, Barber In my own view, APC at the national level, I mean President Muhammadu Buhari, with the situation of things in Nigeria, ordinarily should not be re-elected in []The post ‘How we’ll vote in governorship, presidential elections’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ADC on rescue mission in Ogun
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Niyi Salako is the Chairman, Contact, Mobilisation and Harmonisation Committeeof African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun State. A Special Adviser in the administration of former Governor Gbenga Daniel’s administration, he unfolds the party’s plans to win the governorship election in Ogun next year. READ ALSO:In Ogun, election can go any way ADC seems to be []The post ADC on rescue mission in Ogun appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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N6.2bn revenue loss: NCDMB to review offshore rig, vessel acquisition strategy
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Adewale Sanyaolu, Yenagoa The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has announced plans to finalise the review of offshore rig acquisition and vessel strategy. Its Executive Secretary, Mr. Simbi Wabote, disclosed this at the 8th edition of the Practical Nigerian Content (PNC) with the theme, ”Local Content: Driving Economic Development and Sustainability Forward’, in []The post N6.2bn revenue loss: NCDMB to review offshore rig, vessel acquisition strategy appe
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FCMB gets $3m after sale of 9 mobile
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Out of its N4billion exposure to the defunct Etisalat Nigeria, FCMB said on Wednesday that it had received $3million (N918 million) as part of proceeds from the sale of 9mobile. FCMB was part of the consortium of 13 banks involved in Etisalat Nigeria’s $1.2 billion dollar loan, a seven-year facility, agreed with the banks in []The post FCMB gets $3m after sale of 9 mobile appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PENGASSAN warns against sales of refineries
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), yesterday warned that it will not accept the sales of the nation’s Four Refineries as been muted in certain quarters. National President of the union Comrade Olabode Johnson, said at the 5th Triennial delegates’ conference of the Executive Council of the NNPC branch of []The post PENGASSAN warns against sales of refineries appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Fintech’ll transform Africa’s financial services industry ‘ Access Bank MD
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Managing Director of Access Bank Plc. Herbert Wigwe has assured that Financial technology would in the next few years transformthe face of financial services as the next big thing in Africa. Wigwe made this observation at the 3rd National Fintech Conference and Africa Fintech Festival 2018 Edition in Lagos, Wednesday. READ ALSO:SEC inaugurates FinTech Roadmap []The post Why Fintech’ll transform Africa’s financial services industry ‘ Access Bank MD appeared first on The Sun Nigeria
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CUPP Adopts Atiku
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) yesterday threw its weight behind presidential candidateof the Peoples DemocraticParty (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. READ ALSO:Consensus candidate: We’re not part of Atiku’s endorsement ‘ GDPN Rising from a closed down meeting at the Yar’Adua Centre Abuja, CUPP announced him as its consensus candidate. Chairman of the Steering Committee and []The post CUPP Adopts Atiku appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Paul Unongo not a liability ‘ Group replies Ortom
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A group under the aegis of Tiv Youth Council (TYC) has called on the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, to immediately apologise to the ancestral leader of the Tiv nation, Wantareph Paul Unongo for describing him as a liability. The non-political organisation also took an exception to what it termed character assassination []The post Paul Unongo not a liability ‘ Group replies Ortom appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Court vacates garnishee order on Benue govt. accounts
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Barely 24 hours after, a Makurdi High Court, presided over by Justice Morris Ikpambese, on Wednesday, granted an ex-parte motion brought by the Benue State Government praying it to vary the garnishee order it made on all state government accounts until the sum of N842,193, 213.19 was paid to United International Technologies []The post Court vacates garnishee order on Benue govt. accounts appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Osun lawmaker condemns killing, abduction of 8 college staff, calls for probe
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
A member of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has described the killing and the abduction of eight staff of Osun college of Technology, Esa Oke. by gunmen as pathetic and sad. Oyintiloye (APC-Obokun) in a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo also said that the kiling of one of the college staff was []The post Osun lawmaker condemns killing, abduction of 8 college staff, calls for probe appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Fayose survives auto crash on Third Mainland Bridge
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose reportedly sustained injuries after a vehicle he rode in was involved in multiple car crash on the Third Mainland Bridge, inward Iyana-Oworo, around 1:00pm. READ ALSO:Journalist plunges into the lagoon from third mainland bridge It was gathered that Fayose drove the vehicle which rammed into a brokendown commercial bus []The post Fayose survives auto crash on Third Mainland Bridge appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We’ll get Diezani ‘ Magu
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
The EFCC needs less than 72 hours to comply with Tuesday’s court order mandating it and other security agencies to produce Diezani. Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has vowed that the anti crime agency will get former minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, to []The post We’ll get Diezani ‘ Magu appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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My country Nigeria in trouble once again
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
We began to thrive attearing the country apart and dividing it to a point of no return so that all that is left is transition from one crisis to another Newton Jibunoh Todays article being my 41st in the sun newspaper is significant to me as I remember the 41st united states President George W []The post My country Nigeria in trouble once again appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The need for Diaspora voting
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
If Nigerians in the Diaspora contribute significantly to the economy of the nation, why are their rights to participate in the electoral process being hamstrung’ Acho Orabuchi As the 2019 approaches, the issue of Diasporavoting rights becomes heavier on people’s mind, especially when Nigerian-Americans residing in Nigeria participated in voting in the recently concluded American []The post The need for Diaspora voting appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Playing politics with youth empowerment programmes
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Government seems to be playing politics with bogus youth empowerment programmes, that are often structurally flawed, lacking sustainability and viability. Adeze Ojukwu A vibrant youthful population is generally viewed, as the pride and future of any nation, due to its enormous social and economic potentials. In Nigeria, the scenario is different, as many young citizens, []The post Playing politics with youth empowerment programmes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Aringiya: Festival with uncommon features
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Our people believe so much in the god of Aringiya and it has always been working for us according to our faith. Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure One major festival that unites the people of Ikare-Akoko, a town in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State togetheris the annual Aringiya traditional festival. During celebration, indigenes []The post Aringiya: Festival with uncommon features appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Glaucoma: How to avoid, survive loss of sight
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Glaucoma describes a group of conditions in which there is characteristic cupping of the optic disc with corresponding visual field defects Josfyn Uba, Christine Onwuachumba and Gloria Ikegbule As often said, ‘in the land of the blind, a one-eyed man is king.’ Similarly, in the land of the sighted, every man is king. It goes []The post Glaucoma: How to avoid, survive loss of sight appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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I don’t need godfather to become governor ‘ Ogunbanjo
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Ademola Ogunbanjo is the governorship candidate of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN). The Ijebu-Igbo born politician speaks on his plans if he elected as governor next year, and why he declared on June 12 among other issues. READ ALSO:Democracy Day: Reps push bill to legalise June 12 through second reading In your declaration speech, you []The post I don’t need godfather to become governor ‘ Ogunbanjo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How I’ll run Ogun if elected ‘ Paseda
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Rotimi Paseda, is the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The Omu-Ijebu born businessman cum politician speaks on his plans for the state, if he is given the mandate to lead it in 2019. READ ALSO:Ogun SDP guber aspirant faults delegate system You are taking another shot at the governorship in Ogun State, []The post How I’ll run Ogun if elected Paseda appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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In Ogun, election can go any way
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Apart from the increase in number of personalities jostling for the number one seat in Ogun State, the intra-party wrangling within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has further beclouded the scenario that is likely to play out next year. READ ALSO:In Oyo, []The post In Ogun, election can go any way appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Hazard agrees Real switch
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has reportedly agreed terms on a transfer to Real Madrid, with the two clubs still to agree on the terms of the deal. This rumour has been doing the rounds for a number of months now, with the Belgium international edging worryingly closer to the end of his contract at Stamford []The post Hazard agrees Real switch appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Do well in sports, education to attend American universities
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Former Nigerian international and Director General of the Nigeria Sports Development Fund Inc (NSDFI), Olajide Fashikun, has challenged the young athletes who will be participating at the 19th National Sports festival to strive well to excel in their chosen sport as well as their education. According to Fashikun, ‘we have started preparations for the 2024 []The post Do well in sports, education to attend American universities appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Falcons among world’s most accomplished teams ‘ Pinnick
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has once again congratulated the Super Falcons for winning the just ‘concluded Total Women Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, describing them as one of the most accomplished teams in world football. I want to congratulate and also thank you once again for what you did []The post Falcons among world’s most accomplished teams Pinnick appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Mourinho plots Real Madrid return
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is interested in a return to Real Madrid. The Portuguese is enduring a tough third season in charge at Old Trafford. Similarly, Real are also struggling domestically. The Spanish giants replaced manager Julen Lopetegui with Santiago Scolari in October. Despite Scolari signing a two-year deal, it is no guarantee Real []The post Mourinho plots Real Madrid return appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Police on suicide mission
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
One wonders why he is now realising that the police is now ‘well trained’ to be deployed to the war front, as if that is not suicide mission beckoning. Ben Okezie This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant. George Frederick William, American political commentator and a popular []The post Police on suicide mission’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The rot in Nigerian public varsities
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
In this piece, I highlight some aspects of the report to bring to the fore the rot in the Nigerian University system as at 2012. Oludayo Tade Since November 5, 2018 when the academic staff union of universities (ASUU) embarked on a nationwide strike, the experiences for students, parents and business concerns have not been []The post The rot in Nigerian public varsities appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Ugwuanyi and peace in Enugu
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
I have never seen this kind of unquestionable, magnetic, pragmatic and dynamic peace in Enugu State before, because of one Gburugburu Louis Amoke It is indisputablethat one of the greatest achievements of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration in Enugu State that must not be taken for granted is the enduring peace in the Coal City State. []The post 2019: Ugwuanyi and peace in Enugu appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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A’Ibom Assembly crisis: Let peace reign
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
We condemn the recent crisis in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly which was allegedly instigated by five lawmakers’ attempt to change the leadership of the House and possibly impeach the state governor, Udom Emmanuel. The partisan role reportedly played by some security agents in the saga is highly despicable. READ ALSO:We’ve no plan []The post AIbom Assembly crisis: Let peace reign appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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