Today’s TheSun Newspaper Headlines, Thursday 13th December 2018

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Why most SMEs cannot access funds ‘ Ubiji, NASME boss
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
NASME is made up of micro, small and medium enterprises and also some governmental agencies as members. Ayo Alonge Eke Ubiji is the Executive Secretary of National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) as well as the Chief Operating Officer of NASME Quality Assurance Limited, a subsidiary of NASME. In this interview, Ubiji x-rays []The post Why most SMEs cannot access funds Ubiji, NASME boss appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Supreme Court fix March 8 to decide on Patience Jonathan’s accounts
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Supreme Court has reserved judgment till March 8, 2019, in the appeal lodged by wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, contesting the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to size funds in bank accounts that were linked to her. In the said appeal, the former First Lady []The post Supreme Court fix March 8 to decide on Patience Jonathans accounts appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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US’ interest in African entrepreneurs
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
You may ask: why is the US government interested in supporting entrepreneurs in Africa’ That’s a good question and I believe I have a good answer. Russell Brooks First, let me thank the team at Field of Skills and Dreams. They have done an incredible job in pulling this event together. This conference has brought []The post US interest in African entrepreneurs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oyetola directs LGs to submit lists of bad roads for rehabilitation
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has directed local government councils to submit the lists of roads that are in critical conditions and require urgent rehabilitation. The governor gave the order, in Osogbo, the state capital, on Wednesday, in a remark during a meeting with the leadership of the Local Government Councils []The post Oyetola directs LGs to submit lists of bad roads for rehabilitation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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IPOB condemns arrest of Jewish adherents in Abia
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the alleged arrest and intimidation of Jewish adherents, on Tuesday, during their peaceful procession to sensitise general public about their denominations at Umuahia, Abia State. The group, who described the arrest as ‘unconstitutional’, said that the ‘barbaric attack on the innocent Jewish worshipers []The post IPOB condemns arrest of Jewish adherents in Abia appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidency, Senate fight over 2019 budget
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Last month, Udoma announced that the Federal Government was considering a leaner 2019 budget of N8.6 trillion, leaner than the N9.1 trillion approved by lawmakers Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye and Fred Itua, Abuja The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has blamed the National Assembly for the delay in the presentationof the 2019 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari. READ []The post Presidency, Senate fight over 2019 budget appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Atiku, Ezekwesili sign peace pact, demand Buhari signs new electoral law
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Atiku, Ezekwesili and Duke, presidential candidate of the SDP were absent when Buhari and presidential candidates of other parties signed the peace pact on Tuesday. Aidoghie Paulinus and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja, Ben Dunno, Warri The presidential candidatesof the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN ), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and []The post Atiku, Ezekwesili sign peace pact, demand Buhari signs new electoral law appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: FG forcing PDP govs to secret deal ‘ Secondus
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general election, National Chairmanof the People’s DemocraticParty (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has accused the Federal Government of injecting crisis in states controlledby his party and forcingthe governors to a deal. READ ALSO:2019: El-Rufai launches campaign, urges citizens to vote for Buhari In a statement issued in Abuja, yesterday, Secondus alleged that []The post 2019: FG forcing PDP govs to secret deal ‘ Secondus appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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For progress, you need to change the play not the players (1)
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Since Gowon there has not been any change of political parties or even persons in Nigeria Jimanze Ego-Alowes By general consensus there are two cadres of political parties at play in the Nigeria today. The first is made up of what we may call the status quo parties. These are the two big ticket game []The post For progress, you need to change the play not the players (1) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Eight tears for the South, eight years for the North and zero years for Nigeria
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
The same intrigue as we have seen over the years affected the development of the new city of Abuja which was to be a milestone development and a world class city to behold. Newton Jibunoh It is not a written law in the constitution but to be a Nigerian is to be fully aware of []The post Eight tears for the South, eight years for the North and zero years for Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Idris Kpotum Ibrahim: No! for 2019 elections
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Mr. lbrahim would have spent thirty five years as a police officer on January 15, 2019 which is 43 days to his exit day Ben Okezie The lnspector-General of Police, Mr Idris Kpotum Ibrahim will officially exit from the office on January 15, 2019. By this, the lGP would have put in 35 years as []The post Idris Kpotum Ibrahim: No! for 2019 elections appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Jonathan’s book and litany of omissions
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
A critical look in the book showed that in substance it was patterned after Obasanjo’s ‘My Watch’; a catalogue of flimsy excuses, fallacies and ad hominem. Carl Umegboro Nigerias immediate ex-president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan recently gathered the cre’me la cre’me of the society; within and beyond the shores of the nation for the launch of []The post Jonathans book and litany of omissions appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Boosting Igbo Language via Igboekulie
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
According to the President of Igboekulie, We have a responsibility to ensure that the Igbo language is successfully transmitted to our children. Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The drive to reinvigorate the Igbo language gets much fillip from Igboekulie Association led by its charming President Prince Ben Chidi Onuora. On Saturday, November 17, at the Main Hall []The post Boosting Igbo Language via Igboekulie appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Expunge the immunity clause now!
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
There is no cogent argument for maintaining the immunity clause for the protection of the sitting governors. Acho Orabuchi Nigeria, after several perfidious years of democracy, still faces a bleak future primarily because of the culture of corruption that has permeated the entire society. Amusingly, it is even more difficult to find a less corrupt []The post Expunge the immunity clause now! appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The plight of albinos in Southern Nigeria (2)
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Some old traditions in Southern Nigeria do stigmatise people with albinism, however, due to civilisation such traditions are fast dying out today Nkechi Adedeji The occasional good humoured name-calling like the unfortunate or disappointed European still sounds pretty nasty. If one can bleach and change the colour of their skin, then why can’t we accept []The post The plight of albinos in Southern Nigeria (2) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The victorious Super Falcons and France 2019
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
We commend the Super Falcons for qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 which will be hosted by France. The Super Falcons achieved the feat by winning this year’s African Women’s Nations Cup (AWCON) which ended in Ghana on November 30. The Super Falcons won the continental trophy for the ninth time in the []The post The victorious Super Falcons and France 2019 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC has no candidate in Rivers, Appeal Court rules
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
On October 10, 2018, a High Court in Port Harcourt nullified the nomination of Mr Tonye Cole as the APC governorship candidate in Rivers Tony John, Port Harcourt The Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, on Wednesday confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State will not field any candidates during the 2019 []The post APC has no candidate in Rivers, Appeal Court rules appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Minister resigns to become Emir
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Jubril is the fifth minister to resign from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet since he assumed office in 2015. Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Jubril has resigned from the Federal Cabinet to become the new Emir of Nasarawa. He is the fifth minister to resign from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet since he []The post Minister resigns to become Emir appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari, Okorocha, Ohanaeze, South East mourn, as Ikedife is buried
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
In his sermon, Rev. Fr. Udemba described the late Ikedife as a detribalised Nigerian, whose life was like a photograph, very clear andbuilt on truth. Our Reporters President Muhammadu Buhari, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and prominent Igbo sons have expressed sadnessover the death of formerpresident general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, []The post Buhari, Okorocha, Ohanaeze, South East mourn, as Ikedife is buried appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ritual killers on the prowl
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
From the North, West, East and the South of Nigeria, police authorities revealed that ritual killers are spreading their tentacles. Tessy Igomu Daily, gory pictures of people losing their lives in the most inexplicable manner to perpetrators of ritual murders flood the media. The police stations are constantly flooded with reports of missing persons across []The post Ritual killers on the prowl appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Only God can stop Buhari ‘ Bature
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Only God can stop Buhari from winning the 2019 presidential election. You will remember this day only God will stop Buhari and not Atiku Abubakar. Gyang Bere, Jos Rufus Bature, a chieftain of the All ProgressivesCongress (APC) and candidate for Plateau North Senatorial District, believes that only God can stop President MuhammaduBuhari from winning his []The post 2019: Only God can stop Buhari Bature appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Crisis won’t affect APC’s chances ‘ Adeyeye
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
I don’t think the lingering crisis can affect our chances at the poll. Crisis and partisanship are part of politics Ayo Alonge Ajibayo Adeyeye was a two-term member of the Lagos State House of Assemblywhere he served as Majority Leader. He soon became the Special Adviser to the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, until []The post 2019: Crisis wont affect APC’s chances Adeyeye appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidential contest: Atiku’ll defeat Buhari in north ‘ Satumari
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
I am going with bigger understanding of how I can function and contribute to the development of the nation, in the contest of representing my people. Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Borno South, Kudla Satumari has said that the sentiments that swayed []The post Presidential contest: Atikull defeat Buhari in north Satumari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tax receipts now stand at N5tr ‘ FIRS
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has put the nation’s tax collections so far at N5 trillion, saying that the agency is at the verge of raking in N5.3 trillion at the end of the year. READ ALSO:Nigeria’s taxpayer population hits 33m ‘Fowler If the FIRS is able to achieve []The post Tax receipts now stand at N5tr ‘ FIRS appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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US congratulates presidential candidates, political parties on peace accord
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
The United States warmly congratulates the presidential candidates and parties who have signed the Peace Accord for the 2019 Presidential elections. Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The United States has congratulated Nigerias presidential candidates and political parties for signing the 2019 Presidential Election Peace Accord. READ ALSO: 2019: Atiku finally signs Peace Accord In a statement made []The post US congratulates presidential candidates, political parties on peace accord appeared first on The
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Miscellaneous election matters
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
The union wants to reap the effects of election in the belief that government would hurriedly release funds. Alvan Ewuzie As the Christmas holiday draws close, it is evident that campaigns and, now strikes, would be in the front burner. We hear oil marketers have served notice of readiness to shut their tank farms, for []The post Miscellaneous election matters appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ripples from the Metele Massacre
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Sir, thanks about the Metele massacre. But permit me to correct your false impression that the President recorded ‘clear success’ against Boko Haram Femi Adeoti I read through your story entitled; What the Metele Debacle threw Up, and I thank you for your sympathy for these service men. My talk goes to the NAOWA president, []The post Ripples from the Metele Massacre appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Atiku and the 2019 polls
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
As we head for the polls, let Nigerians not opt for an endorsement of the status quo because they feel the two gladiators are Morton’s fork! Uche Atuma A fresh opportunity presents itself for Nigerians to make another CHANGE (definitely not the kind promised Nigerians last time out) come February 2019. However, the people are []The post Atiku and the 2019 polls appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Metele massacre: Never again
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Never again will they see these their loved ones, except in the realm of dreams and their imaginations. Wale Sokunbi Sunday, November 18 was a dark, dark day in the annals of Nigeria’s battle against Boko Haram terrorists. The day saw the daylight massacre of over a hundred soldiers of the 157 Task Force Battalion []The post Metele massacre: Never again appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The plight of albinos in Southern Nigeria
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
The plight of Albinos varies from one zone and culture to another. The Yorubas call an Albino Afin, while it is known as Anyali or Anyabeke in Igbo language. Nkechi Adedeji The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines Albino as a a person or an animal that is born with no colour (pigment) in the hair []The post The plight of albinos in Southern Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Death, clones and the leadership question
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
The purported death and eventual cloning of Mr. President offers a big opportunity for a collective introspection in our country given our present march towards 2019 elections in a few months time. Promise Adiele Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Bansi is Dead dramatizes the transposition of a dead man’s identity to the living realm while a living []The post Death, clones and the leadership question appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The need to train teachers
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
The recent revelation that 5,400 primary and secondary school teachers in the country failed the professional qualifying examination is not acceptable. About 17,000 primary and secondary school teachers were reported to have sat for the examination, which was organised in October by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). READ ALSO:263 teachers write professional exam []The post The need to train teachers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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