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Nigeria ranked 3rd most terrorised global nation
Fri, 07 Dec 2018

Nigeria, for the fourth consecutive year, occupies the third position among countries worst hit by terrorism, globally, according to the 2018 ranking on terrorism. This has been blamed on the activities of Boko Haram and herdsmen.


Apart from 2014 when Nigeria was ranked fourth, it has remained in the unenviable third position in the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) ranking since 2015.

Mixed reactions have trailed the report. While former vice president and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said the country’s ranking in terrorism shows the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) failed promises, the APC said report was far from reality.

In the latest report released on Wednesday, Iraq, a country in the Middle-East, is ranked first, a position it has held since 2014. Afghanistan has ranked second since 2013. Syria and Pakistan are ranked fourth and fifth respectively.

Others among the top 10 countries worst hit by terrorism in 2017 are Somalia (6th), India (7th), Yemen (8th), Egypt (9th), and Philippines (10th).

The good news, however, is that there has been a reduction in the number of deaths caused by terrorism in Nigeria in 2017, just like the other three preceding years, according to the report

“When compared to the peak of terrorist deaths in 2014, the largest falls in
the number of deaths occurred in Iraq, Nigeria, and Pakistan, with falls of 6,466, 5,950, and 912 deaths respectively,” said the 2018 GTI report.

The report said deaths from terrorism in Nigeria fell to 1,532 in 2017, a decrease of 16 per cent from the prior year.

There were 63 per cent and 34 per cent drop in deaths in the country in 2016 and 2015 respectively, according to the report.

“This highlights the effectiveness of the counterinsurgency operations undertaken in Nigeria and its neighbours, Cameroon, Niger, and Chad,” the report said, adding that the world has also experienced a drop in deaths from terrorism in 2017.

The GTI, while analysing global trends in terrorism in 2017, described the reduction in deaths in Nigeria and Iraq “the most dramatic.”

Boko Haram attacks, the report said, have substantially reduced in Chad and other neighbouring countries; and Al-Shabaab, in 2017, overtook Boko Haram as the deadliest terror group in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The GTI report raised concern over the killings by herdsmen, saying terrorism was shifting from Nigeria’s North-East region to the country’s Middle-Belt.

The report said: “In Nigeria in 2018, there has been a dramatic increase in violence involving Fulani extremists even as deaths committed by Boko Haram are falling.

“In 2018 alone, deaths committed by nomadic Fulani herders are estimated to be six times greater than the number committed by Boko Haram.

“In 2017, 327 terrorism deaths across Nigeria and Mali were reportedly committed by Fulani extremists, along with 2,501 additional deaths in the three years prior with the vast majority of these deaths being civilians.

“While deaths (killings) committed by Fulani extremists decreased following the peak of 1,169 deaths in 2014, violence from the group in 2018 is expected to surpass that peak. Nearly 1,700 violent deaths have been attributed to the Fulani Ethnic Militia from January to September 2018. An estimated 89 per cent of those killed were civilians.”


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2019: Nigerians’ votes’ll reflect in polls’ results ‘ Buhari
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
President Buhari saidNigerians reserve the right to elect leaders at various levels in 2019 and all efforts would be made to safeguard the integrityof the process. Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has, again, assured the international community that the 2019 elections will reflect the will of the Nigerian people. Buhari said he understands the []The post 2019: Nigerians votes’ll reflect in polls results ‘ Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Buhari must go in 2019 ‘ Atiku
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Buhari must go, lie lie must go. My fellow brothers and sisters from the South West, in the next two months you will be required to make history in this country. Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice president Atiku Abubakar has said Nigerians must vote out President []The post Buhari must go in 2019 ‘ Atiku appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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I’ll utilise Vlisco fashion fund wisely ‘Omotayo Paramole
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
This year’s edition of Vlisco Fashion Fund competition has produced a winner. He is Omotayo Paramole, a University of Lagos’ textile major whose label, Tesmi is a collection of eccentric garments and designs. Paramole beat two other contestants, Karen Ayuba and Precious Odiase to clinch the grand prize of 5,000 Euros, plus a two-week masterclass []The post I’ll utilise Vlisco fashion fund wisely Omotayo Paramole appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Group teaches Festac Town residents how to turn waste to wealth
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Perpetua Egesimba To commemorate the recent World Environment Day, Exotic Green Gold Foundation (EGGOF), a non-governmental organisation, lectured residents of Festac Town in Lagos about waste recycling. The event, which marked the second anniversary of the foundation, was tagged Environment Sustainability and Waste To Wealth Exhibition.It had in attendance a good number of residents, including []The post Group teaches Festac Town residents how to turn waste to wealth appeared first on The Sun N 
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Why I dropped horticulture for makeovers, by beautician
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Christy Anyanwu Mrs. Tolu Ogunbode, CEO, Facelifted Makeovers and Arewa’s Palace, Ikorodu, Lagos, is a multi-talented woman. Although she studied Plants Science and Applied Zoology at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, where she majored in Horticulture/Applied Zoology, she has since jettisoned the plants world and embraced a new passion: that of making []The post Why I dropped horticulture for makeovers, by beautician appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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2 notorious cult leaders meet waterloo in Rivers
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Tony John, Port Harcourt A notorious cultist, Kemjika Jonathan, aka ‘School Boy,’ whose gang is believed to be terrorising Ikwerre Local Government Area,and his colleague, Bright fromElibrada community in Emohua Local Government Area in Rivers State,have been killed and beheaded. It was gathered that some men in military uniform invaded a forest in Ubima community []The post 2 notorious cult leaders meet waterloo in Rivers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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SON seizes over N22.7bn substandard products in 1 year
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Steve Agbota The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), said it seized over N22.7 billion substandard products both destroyed and awaiting destruction in the last one year. Director-General/Chief Executive Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Osita Aboloma, who was represented by Director in DG’s Office, Muhammed Kabir, disclosed this at the 2018 SON/Maritime Stakeholders Awareness Forum with the []The post SON seizes over N22.7bn substandard products in 1 year appeared first on The Sun Nige 
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Buhari approves posting of Treasury staff to NNPC, NPA, others
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Uche Usim, Abuja The Federal Government’s quest for higher revenue and accountability got a notch higher yesterday as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the posting of Treasury officers to key Revenue generating Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government where they will function as Directors of Revenue and Investments Departments. The Accountant-General of the Federation, []The post Buhari approves posting of Treasury staff to NNPC, NPA, others appeared first on The Sun N 
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Presidency secures N1.055tr for 2nd Niger bridge, others
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Uche Usim, Abuja The Presidency has secured N1.055 trillion multi-source special funding mechanism for the construction of the Second River Niger bridge in Onitsha, Anambra State and four other key projects captured under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF). So far, N71 billion has been disbursed on the Second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and []The post Presidency secures N1.055tr for 2nd Niger bridge, others appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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UAC appoints Mrs Elemide as acting CEO
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Board of UAC of Nigeria Plc (UAC) has appointed Mrs. Omolara Elemide, the Executive Director, Corporate Services, as acting Group CEO with effect from January 1, 2019 following the retirement of the incumbent next month. Its Chairman, Mr Dan Agbor, has expressed the board’s appreciation to Bello for his dedicated service to the company []The post UAC appoints Mrs Elemide as acting CEO appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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NASS: Reps summon Finance Minister over workers’ protest
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Finance, Zanaib Ahmed, to appear before it over the non-release of fund appropriated for the National Assembly and the judiciary in the 2018 budget. This followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Edward Pwajok on the disruption of the sitting of the two chambers of []The post NASS: Reps summon Finance Minister over workers’ protest appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Nigeria to engage China, India over shipment of tramadol, other drugs ‘NAFDAC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Desmond Mgboh, Kano The Federal Government has said it is planning a high powered discussion between Nigeria and South East Asia countries, including China and India with a view to halting the continued shipment of banned drugs from their countries to Nigeria. Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor []The post Nigeria to engage China, India over shipment of tramadol, other drugs ‘NAFDAC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Ebonyi varsity sacks two lecturers over s*xual, extortion offences
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, has sacked two of its lecturers for alleged sex-for-mark, extortion and other offences. The institution also disengaged 63 other staff. One of the sacked lecturers it was learnt was engaged in the Department of History and International Relations (HIR) while the other lectured in the Faculty of Education. []The post Ebonyi varsity sacks two lecturers over s*xual, extortion offences appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Greatest advice mum gave me ‘ Lolar Shon
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
I just opened a unisex multipurpose store in Surulere, Lagos, and then there is my childrens charity event tagged Lolar Shon & Friends Tony Ogaga Fashionista, entrepreneur, model and philanthropist aptly describes Lolar Shon (Omolola Owogbile Shonowo). Ever since she won Miss Lekki Beach in 2000, her career has been on a trajectory to the []The post Greatest advice mum gave me ‘ Lolar Shon appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Malcom out for 15 days
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Malcom will be out of contention for 10 to 15 days after Barcelona confirmed he suffered an ankle problem in Wednesdays Copa del Rey meeting with Cultural Leonesa. The Brazilian sustained a sprained right ankle in the 4-1 victory at Camp Nou, which secured a 5-1 aggregate success and a place in the last 16. []The post Malcom out for 15 days appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Why Nigeria should revert to low-cost housing
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The state manages social housing and because it is accessible to low income earners, it is sometimes called low-cost housing. Maduka Nweke Events of the recent past have shown that Nigerians prefer low-cost housing to the conventional housing estates now in vogue. A lot of reasons have been adduced to support the idea of low-cost []The post Why Nigeria should revert to low-cost housing appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Pele mocks Messi
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Former Brazil forward, Pele has stated that Diego Maradona was a much better player than Lionel Messi adding that Barcelona No. 10 only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesnt head the ball well. No one has won the Ballon dOr on more occasions than Messi, who has five, but only []The post Pele mocks Messi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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FG, petroleum marketers agree on settlement of N800bn subsidy claims
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
After a meeting held today we are satisfied with the arrangements being made by the government to settle the claims of petroleum marketers. Adewale Sanyaolu and Uche Henry The Federal Government and petroleum marketers have agreed on the settlement of outstanding N800 billion subsidy claims and assured that operations at all depots and sales will []The post FG, petroleum marketers agree on settlement of N800bn subsidy claims appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Arsenal fans lash Iwobi on Twitter
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Scores of Arsenal fans on twitter have expressed their disappointment with the below per performance of Alex Iwobi in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Iwobi has been a shadow of the man that he was at the start of the season as of late. The tricky Nigerian has struggled []The post Arsenal fans lash Iwobi on Twitter appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Withdraw BEDC licence, FG urged
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
BIPA condemned the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors for claiming that Edo State enjoys the lion share of what BEDC gets from the national grid Omodele Adigun For its failure to provide sufficient electricity for its customers, the Federal Government has been urged to revoke the operational licence of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). READ []The post Withdraw BEDC licence, FG urged appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Chinese club slams 20m on Ighalo
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Relegated Chinese club, Changchun Yatai have slammed a price tag of 20m on African Footballer of the Year nominee, Odion Ighalo. Reports claimed that the future of the striker has started dominating the local back pages and his long time agent, Atta Aneke has confirmed that there is no going back on his decision to []The post Chinese club slams 20m on Ighalo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Abiola: Reps okay June 12 as Democracy Day
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
President Buhari had earlier in the year declared that beginning from 2019, June 12 would be celebrated as the country’s Democracy Day in honour of Abiola. Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives has adopted June 12 as the new Democracy Day in Nigeria, in honour of winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, []The post Abiola: Reps okay June 12 as Democracy Day appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Unprecedented rumble in Ogun State
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
When did it become politically or electorally mandatory that the next governor of Ogun State must come from Yewa (Egbado)’ Duro Onabule The political crisis in APC in Ogun State which started like the cries of babies after losing out in the sharing of ice cream (has just) reached a decisive stage with Governor Ibikunle []The post Unprecedented rumble in Ogun State appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Goldcoast Dickson: Exit of my friend and prayer warrior
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
My mother was named Goldcoast by her sailor father whose children all bore names of either marine vessels he worked on or popular port cities he visited Seriake Henry Dickson Since August when our dear mother, Mrs. Goldcoast Dickson (Gogo), was called to be with the Lord, my family and I have passed through what []The post Goldcoast Dickson: Exit of my friend and prayer warrior appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Ennobling religious harmony in Anambra
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The planners of the event have laudatory words for Governor Obiano for marshalling the ship of state in a manner shorn of political or religious divides. Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Promoting social harmony through religion is a cherished path to tread. It is indeed a sight to behold on Saturday, December 8, when Francis Cardinal Arinze, []The post Ennobling religious harmony in Anambra appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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What about maximum wage for political leaders
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
What about maximum wage for political leaders’ Nigerians have talked so much about minimum wage that they forgotten that political leaders are paid as well. Asikason Jonathan It is a serious national evil that any class of his Majesty’s subjects should receive less than a living wage in return for their utmost exertions. ‘ Winston []The post What about maximum wage for political leaders’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Chad not sincere
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Chad should be held responsible for what goes on in the North East as it has about 15 million people with an uncontrolled vast land of 1.3 million km2 Victor C. Ariole Even when the state of Israel expressed the willingness to sell attack helicopters to Nigeria [] Obama administration frustrated it [] I believe []The post Chad not sincere appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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In NYSC, Buhari has excelled
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
We are indeed beginning to witness a turnaround in the management of the NYSC that has become the significant unifying national institution. Emmanuel Onwubiko Nations around the globe that want to becomeadvanced in the twenty first century and beyond, usually place the highest premium on the capacity development of their young populations. This is obviously []The post In NYSC, Buhari has excelled appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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Promotions in the Police, others
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Police Service Commission (PSC) recently announced the promotion of 239 senior police officers. In the exercise, two Commissioners of Police (CP) were promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIG) and 10 Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP). Twelve Superintendents of Police (SP) were promoted to Chief Superintendents, []The post Promotions in the Police, others appeared first on The Sun Nigeria. 
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