Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Monday 7th January 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines, Monday 7th January 2019

Gabon military seizes state radio in apparent coup attempt
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Bloomberg Military officers seized Gabon’s national radio to read a statement announcing they want to install a ‘restoration council’ in what appears to be a coup, as gunfire rang out over the capital, Libreville, on Monday. Young members of the security forces are disappointed with a speech by President Ali Bongo on Dec. 31 that []The post Gabon military seizes state radio in apparent coup attempt appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NSE: Banking stocks fall by N449bn in 2018
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Chinwendu Obienyi Despite significant earnings results of banks quoted on the main board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), investments in banking stocks posted a N449 billion loss in 2018. Banking stocks at the end of trading on Monday December 31, 2018 closed at N2.843 trillion as against opening figure of N3.292 trillion at the []The post NSE: Banking stocks fall by N449bn in 2018 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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SAHCO’s listing’ll broaden access to capital ‘ Adigun
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Following its recent Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO), Olaniyi Adigun, has said the process will broaden the company’s access to capital to fund future growth plans and initiatives. The NSE admitted SAHCO’s 406,074,000 ordinary shares []The post SAHCO’s listing’ll broaden access to capital ‘ Adigun appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Aviation: Task ahead of Nigerian regulators in 2019
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Louis Ibah The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its Global Economic Outlook for 2019 forecasts the global airline industry net profit to be $35.5 billion in 2019. This was as it forecast foresees African carriers recording a net loss of $300 million this year. Director General and CEO of IATA, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac, []The post Aviation: Task ahead of Nigerian regulators in 2019 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How smuggling, influx of hard drugs worsen insecurity
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Steve Agbota The incessant importation of tramadol and other hard drugs through Nigerian seaports is becoming endemic. Several seizures of these illicit drugs, running into billions of naira has been recorded in the last one year. However, the influx of these dangerous drugs whose abuse is increasingly turning many Nigerian youths into agents of violence []The post How smuggling, influx of hard drugs worsen insecurity appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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N2.5bn Baro River Port cargo project completed, ready for operation ‘NIWA
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said that the Baro River Port cargo handling equipment installation has been completed, tested and ready for commissioning soon. Before now, the Baro River Port in Niger State, which was awarded in 2011/2012 at a cost of N2,563,499,248.00 by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to Messrs CGGC Global Projects []The post N2.5bn Baro River Port cargo project completed, ready for operation ‘NIWA appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ahead of FIFA Women’s World Cup, Paris : NFF gives Super Falcons Eagles treatment
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
EMMA JEMEGAH The days of neglect of the Super Falcons appear over as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as extended the same five-star treatment accorded the Super Eagles ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup to the Super Falcons as they prepare for the 2019 FIFA Womens World Cup in Paris. NFF president, Amaju Pinnick []The post Ahead of FIFA Women’s World Cup, Paris : NFF gives Super Falcons Eagles treatment appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rohr to earn N20m salary
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
EMMA JEMEGAH The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has rewarded Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr with an improved salary after his contract renewal. This much was disclosed exclusively to Daily Sun Sports by the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick. The CAF first vice president stated that the German coach’s contract was []The post Rohr to earn N20m salary appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria’s e-payment transactions hit N56.85tr
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Latest report from the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), has shown that Nigeria’s electronic payment (e-payment) services, recorded transactions worth N56.85 trillion between January and end of September, 2018. The report, made available to newsmen on Sunday, represented an increase of N16.4 trillion when compared to the N40.45 trillion recorded in the corresponding period of []The post Nigeria’s e-payment transactions hit N56.85tr appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG extends 50% cut in business name registration
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Joseph Inokotong, Abuja The Federal Government has extended by 90 days the window for registration of business names at the reduced cost of N5,000. This is in furtherance of its effort to enhance the ease of doing business in the country aimed at deepening the benefits of current reform initiatives and support the growth of []The post FG extends 50% cut in business name registration appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CCNN shareholders agree merger deal with $350m Kalambana cement coy
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Shareholders of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) PLC, have agreed to a merger agreement with $350 million Kalambaina Cement Company Limited in Sokoto State. The merger followed an Extra Ordinary General Meeting of the company held in Sokoto by all CCNN shareholders to that effect. Kalambaina Cement Plant situated in Sokoto, []The post CCNN shareholders agree merger deal with $350m Kalambana cement coy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The last minimum wage
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Eric Teniola The last minimum wage bill in Nigeria was signed on September 3, 1981, by President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari. It was N125.00 per month, which is the equivalent of N45,000.00 now. At that time, the dollar was equal to N1, so I can’t understand why the government is refusing to pay a minimum []The post The last minimum wage appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Xenophobia is worse in Nigeria
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Casmir Igbokwe We are very good at pointing fingers. But while we point one, the other four point back at us. We are also very good at not learning from history. We expect change especially at the political front, yet we don’t do things that will bring about that change. For instance, the Oba of []The post Xenophobia is worse in Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why does God suffer so much ingratitude
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Man likes to thank God but with a drop of ego. Man is more fulfilled if he played a role or two in what he’s thanking God for. Michael Bush From time to time, especially every annual dawn, human beings (black or white, big or small, rich or poor, male or female) take stock. Most []The post Why does God suffer so much ingratitude’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Prophets or profits
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Much as prophecy is a gift of God that must not be scorned, we also know that some prophets are hirelings of Sanballat and Tobiah. Tony Iwuoma Its another new year and our preponderance of Nostradamuses are at it again. They have peeped into their crystal balls and making telling revelations about tomorrow. They claim []The post Prophets or profits’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The watchman cometh
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
A political watchman of the robust profile of a Chief Olusegun Obasanjo may yet have a role to play to curb many excesses in politics and governance. Andy Ezeani Give it to Olusegun Obasanjo. The retired General and two term President has never been in search of a job, unlike many in his class of []The post The watchman cometh appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Capt. Hosa at 61: Audacity hugs tenacity
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Sufuyan Ojeifo From deep introspection, notable marathoner Billy Mills observed that, ‘Our life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life.’ This perspective speaks to the shared responsibility between the celestial and the terrestrial forces over the subject of life. His position shares a []The post Capt. Hosa at 61: Audacity hugs tenacity appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Minimum wage: Presidential electioneering and workers’ votes
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Workers have a good opportunity to force the government to deal or consider other credible alternatives. Let the electioneering continue. Sufuyan Ojeifo The staff strength of the Federal Public Service, in 2014, was put at 1.2 million. This was announced before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Health, by the Budget Office of the Federation. []The post Minimum wage: Presidential electioneering and workers’ votes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari, trust and the National Assembly
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Nigerians have at different times emphasized the urgent need to arrest the roller-coaster relationship between the Executive and National Assembly. Jerome-Mario Utomi The first opinion that is formed of a leader’s intelligence says Niccolo Machiavelli is based on the quality of men he has around him. When they are competent and loyal he can always []The post Buhari, trust and the National Assembly appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Of figures and their application
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Atiku’s assessment of his running mate and himself came soon after Obi wowed the nation with his knowledge of figures at the last Vice Presidential debate. Jude Atupulazi Make no mistake about this: the greatest challenge facing the Nigerian nation today is economic. With little else to rely on for foreign exchange, save her oil, []The post Of figures and their application appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ABUAD marks 9th year of commencement of uninterrupted academic work
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Celebrating the ninth anniversary of the commencement of uninterrupted academic work in a university in Africa is no mean achievement Tunde Olofintila Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) rolled out the drums last Friday, January 4, 2019, to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the commencement of uninterrupted academic work in the 21st Century university, which has []The post ABUAD marks 9th year of commencement of uninterrupted academic work appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Why Abia needs Alex Otti
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Dr. Alex Otti won in the last dispensation (in 2015), but evil forces aided and abetted by unprecedented judicial rascality denied him his mandate. Ebere Wabara The past approximately 16 years’ consecutive governorship of Abia State by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been the most disastrous in the country’s history in terms of holistic []The post 2019: Why Abia needs Alex Otti appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Excitement as Anambra community gets royal father
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
History was made on December 28, 2018, in Ndiokpalaeze, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, when a distinguished son of the community, Fredrick Chidozie Okoli, was crowned Okwaeze IV. APGA primary: Orumba aspirants kicks against result, demand new date It was a colourful ceremony held at the Ndiopkalaeze Civic Centre. The event attracted []The post Excitement as Anambra community gets royal father appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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When soldiers turned actors, dancers in Ogun
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Its not every day that you see soldiers drop their guns and start singing and dancing. But then, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so goes the saying. This aptly captured the recent West African Social Activities (WASA) 2018 organised by the 192 Battalion (Rear) of the Nigerian []The post When soldiers turned actors, dancers in Ogun appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Leaked tapes: ‘Nigerians hungry, poverty growing
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Though the veracity of the tapes is still not clear, Amaechi was heard in the recording saying the Buhari administration has brought misery to Nigerians. Aidoghie Paulinus and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja, (with agency report) Controversy has continued to trail leaked audio tapes exposing where Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, allegedly lamented the situation in the country []The post Leaked tapes: Nigerians hungry, poverty growing appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Developing alternative seaports’ll reduce pressure on Lagos ‘ Obi
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
If we decongest these ports and have businessmen take delivery of their containers at these centres it will reduce the pressure/traffic at Apapa ports. Obidike Jerry Nnamdi Obi, Chairman/CEO of Embassy Pharmaceuticals and Chemical Company Limited, has picked holes in the statement by the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi, that the solution to Apapa gridlock []The post Developing alternative seaports’ll reduce pressure on Lagos ‘ Obi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Manufacturers jittery over 2019 general election
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The Manufacturers opined that the 2019 Budget has important provisions aimed at reinforcing and building on the recent accomplishment of the economy. Bimbola Oyesola With the performance of the manufacturing sector and economy in general in 2018 hampered by delays in passage of the budget, the Organised Private Sector (OPS) is again entering the 2019 []The post Manufacturers jittery over 2019 general election appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Budget: FG earmarks N2.3tr for debt service in 2019
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The Federal Government went ahead to propose a whopping N28,908,625 million in the 2019 budget for the upgrade of Villa ranch and construction of wildlife Isaac Anumihe, Abuja The Federal Government has earmarked over N2,264,014,113,091 for debt service in the 2019 budget, while about N1,378,788,677,233 was allocated for capital development fund. While the State House []The post Budget: FG earmarks N2.3tr for debt service in 2019 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Strike: FG resumes talks with ASUU, Labour
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The minister’s meeting with Labour, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) was deadlocked last week. Talks resume today. James Ojo, Abuja The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will today meet with the executives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a attempts to end the []The post Strike: FG resumes talks with ASUU, Labour appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Zamfara banditry linked to Boko Haram ‘ Defence minister
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
The minister said the Federal Government has been able to block several economic sources of the Zamfara bandits and Boko Haram insurgents. Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau Minister of Defence Mansur Dan Ali has urged the people in Zamfara State to support the military operations going on in the state to achieve the desired success in []The post Zamfara banditry linked to Boko Haram ‘ Defence minister appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Armed soldiers shut Daily Trust, arrest Editor, reporter
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Armed soldiers invaded Daily Trust head office in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, hours after taking over the newspaper’s regional office in Maiduguri, Borno State and arrested the Regional Editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab. Court grants The Sun reporter bail, gives tough conditions They demanded to see some senior staff, among whom []The post Armed soldiers shut Daily Trust, arrest Editor, reporter appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ocean Marine Solutions states position, wants FG to probe TFP mismanagement
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
NNPC spent over $150 million trying to revamp the Escravos-Warri crude pipeline before eventually resorting to moving crude by marine vessels. Chukwudi Nweje Ocean Marine Solutions Limited (OMS) has urged the Federal Government to probe mismanagement of the Trans Forcados Pipeline (TFP). TFP: NNPC and triumph of national interest The oil firm has also accused []The post Ocean Marine Solutions states position, wants FG to probe TFP mismanagement appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Righteousness will end corruption, killings in Nigeria, says Muoka
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Gilbert Ekezie, Mgbidi General Overseer of The Lords Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries, Pastor Lazarus Muoka, has said that righteousness is the only weapon that will fight corruption, insecurity and killings in the country calling on Nigerians to embrace it in order to find peace, joy and enhance development of the country. He stated this at []The post Righteousness will end corruption, killings in Nigeria, says Muoka appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Make optimum use of public fund, Obi charges office holders
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Gilbert Ekezie, Mgbidi Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has charged those in authority to make optimum use utilization of public funds for public good. He also called on Nigerians, especially Christians to be in fervent prayer for the []The post Make optimum use of public fund, Obi charges office holders appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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New Abuja airport terminal opens for flight operations
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja Full commercial flight operations has commenced at the recently-inaugurated international terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday, with regional carrier, ASKY Airlines was the first to move in there. Daily Sun gathered that Asky Airlines’ B737-700 aircraft with flight number ET-AVP, landed at the airport at 3:30 p.m from []The post New Abuja airport terminal opens for flight operations appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2018: Year of disasters, diplomatic maneuvers, scientific strides
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
As the world celebrates New Year 2019, the past year, 2018, will be remembered in many ways as a year that brought sorrow to some countries just as others (including international bodies) witnessed advancement in socio-economic and scientific spheres. Below are some of the major events that occurred in 2018. New Year: Prophet Olagunju speaks []The post 2018: Year of disasters, diplomatic maneuvers, scientific strides appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Averting the looming minimum wage strike
Mon, 07 Jan 2019
Except the Federal Government moves fast to avert the impending strike, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will tomorrow commence nationwide protest over the new national minimum wage saga. The planned protest could eventually lead to a general strike by the Nigerian workers if the issue of the new national minimum wage of N30,000 is not []The post Averting the looming minimum wage strike appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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