Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 20th February 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 20th February 2019

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Appeal court affirms Bolarinwa as Kwara APC chief
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Court of Appeal, in Ilorin,Kwara State capital, yesterday, sacked the Ishola Balogun-Fulani faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The court, thereafter, affirmed the authenticity of the Bashir Bolarinwa-led APC executives in the state. A Kwara State High Court had, on December 19, last year, ruled that the []The post Appeal court affirms Bolarinwa as Kwara APC chief appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Saturday, your day of reckoning, Ajimobi tells opposition
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Oyo South Senatorial District candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has described Saturday as a day of reckoning for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to reap its 16 years of misrule. He, therefore, urged APC leaders and supporters to remain steadfast and faithful to the course of the ruling party, by []The post Saturday, your day of reckoning, Ajimobi tells opposition appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Group tasks INEC on credible polls
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Tony Udemba South South People’s Conference (SSOPEC) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to demonstrate to the global community that Nigeria can organise free and fair elections. The group also reminded the Police and the Judiciary of their strategic roles in organising transparent and successful elections. The group said post-election matters must not []The post Group tasks INEC on credible polls appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Hold INEC, service chiefs, others responsible if violence erupts ‘Nyiam
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Chidi Obineche Colonel Tony Nyiam (rtd), a pro- democracy activist and acclaimed mastermind of the 1990 Gideon Orkar -led abortive coup d’etat against the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, speaks on six people whose actions or inactions will have a savoury or unsavoury effect on the conduct and outcome of this year’s presidential elections. []The post Hold INEC, service chiefs, others responsible if violence erupts ‘Nyiam appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bauchi South: I’m ready for APC power game -Zailani
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Paul Orude Bauchi Ibrahim Zailani, a lawyer and former federal lawmaker, who represented Toro Federal constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of the defunct All Peoples Party (APP) from 1999 to 2003, lost his bid to regain his seat in 2003. He thereafter defected to the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) []The post Bauchi South: I’m ready for APC power game -Zailani appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Atiku will win -Cleric
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Bianca Iboma Apostle Peter Oboh, a former British Light heavyweight boxing champion has said that to overcome current challenges in Nigeria, there is need to invest in the youth empowerment and leadership skill. You made an inroad in the boxing world, but decided to box for Great Britain, Why’ I did not decide to box []The post Why Atiku will win -Cleric appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC failed Nigerians, must be shown the way out -Oghene
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Tony Udemba Oghene Emma Egoh is a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency of Lagos State, at the House of Representatives. He speaks on why he is seeking a re-election and the failure of APC to deliver on its promises. He also spoke about his achievements so far, experiences in []The post APC failed Nigerians, must be shown the way out -Oghene appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Elections: Postponement countered planned rigging -Abdullahi
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Abdullahi Hassan, Zaria Chairman, Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi, has said that the postponement of last Saturday’s elections was a good decision taken by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to arrest the planned rigging by some incumbents. Barely twelve hours to the presidential poll, INEC suddenly announced the postponement of the election. []The post Elections: Postponement countered planned rigging -Abdullahi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rivers PDP accuses APC of violence, election fraud plot
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Tony John, Port Harcourt The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting violence and rigging ahead of the forthcoming elections. The PDP alleged that the security agencies, particularly the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, are colluding with APC in the plot to cause []The post Rivers PDP accuses APC of violence, election fraud plot appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Elections: Defend democracy, Abdulsalami, Kukah tell Nigerians
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Chairman and Convener of the National Peace Committee (NPC), General Abdusalami Abubakar and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, respectively, have called on Nigerians to rise up and defend the country’s democracy. In a joint statement released in Abuja, yesterday, Abdulsalami and Kukah said although the elections shift was painful, they urged citizens to []The post Elections: Defend democracy, Abdulsalami, Kukah tell Nigerians appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Invalid medical certificate: Uzoho suspended, fined ‘1000
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
The Cyprus Football Association have suspended Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho for one match following a ruling on a complaint about his ineligibility to face Apollon Limassol on February 2. In a 17-page ruling, the FA’s sports adjudicator ruled that the Nigeria international played with an invalid medical certificate and his team, Anorthosis []The post Invalid medical certificate: Uzoho suspended, fined ‘1000 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Omeruo wants Leganes stay
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Emma Jemegah, with reports Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has hinted of plan to end his career with Chelsea and exert a permanent contract with Spanish side, Leganes. Speaking in an exclusive chat with TribalFootball, the Chelsea loanee said he’s enjoying his game at the modest Spanish team. ‘My first season in Spain has been []The post ‘Omeruo wants Leganes stay appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FIFA U-20 W/Cup: Bebeto, Coutou to decide Flying Eagles fate
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Monica Iheakam The duo of FIFA Legends Bebeto and Fernando Couto will decide the fate of Nigeria’s U-20 national team Flying Eagles , alongside the other 23 contenders for the FIFA U-20 World Cup tagged Poland 2019. Bebeto and Coutou will mount the stage in Gdynia, Poland on February 24 for the official draw for []The post FIFA U-20 W/Cup: Bebeto, Coutou to decide Flying Eagles fate appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Wrestling: Team Nigeria for Germany Grand Prix
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
All is now set for Nigeria’s participation in the Grand Prix of Germany event in Dormagen as well as the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov ranking series tournament in Bulgaria. Both tournaments will afford the athletes the opportunity to gain ranking points in the sport. A continent of three female wrestlers and a coach will depart Nigeria []The post Wrestling: Team Nigeria for Germany Grand Prix appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Armed robbers kill Osaze’s hotel manager
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Robbers, on Sunday night, killed the manager of a hotel belonging to former Super Eagles of Nigeria international, Osaze Odemwingie, located at Erediauwa Street off Upper Sakponba road in Benin-City. The Hotel Manager, Osato Okunkpolo is married to a journalist, Anita who works for a local tabloid in Bnin City. Sources at the hotel who []The post Armed robbers kill Osaze’s hotel manager appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Infantino, Onigbinde condole family
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has joined in the overflow of condolence messages to the family of Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, the former Secretary ‘General of then NFA and former Board Member who passed away on Monday last week. In a letter dated February 19, 2019, and addressed to President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin []The post Infantino, Onigbinde condole family appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ogunjobi to be buried March 15
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Emma Jemegah The family of former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Secretary General, late Chief Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi, has announced his burial plan. According to a statement signed by the personal aide of the deceased, Tunde Shamsudeen, late Chief Ogunjobi burial has been slated for between Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th of March 2019 in Ibadan, []The post Ogunjobi to be buried March 15 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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EU car industry warns tariffs would hurt US industry
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
A leading European Union (EU) car industry association on Tuesday expressed ‘grave concern’ at potential US tariffs on automotive imports, warning that they would hurt manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic. The comments came days after the US Department of Commerce submitted its assessment to President Donald Trump on whether importing cars and parts []The post EU car industry warns tariffs would hurt US industry appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Heritage Bank launches ‘HB LAB’ tech start-ups to boost economic growth
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking has said it has adopted a focused approach that removes barriers and galvanises the critical sector of the economy around a bold growth agenda with the launch of its innovation accelerator programme tagged, ‘HB LAB’. The maiden edition of HB LAB is a 12-week programme expected to provide []The post Heritage Bank launches ‘HB LAB’ tech start-ups to boost economic growth appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Subsidy arrears: Banks yet to honour FG’s N320bn promissory notes
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Adewale Sanyaolu Two months after the Federal Government the first tranche of N236 billion out of an estimated N800 billion subsidy arrears owed oil marketers, indications have emerged that Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) have yet to honour the financial instrument. A promissory note, often referred to as a note payable, is a legal instrument (particularly, []The post Subsidy arrears: Banks yet to honour FG’s N320bn promissory notes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FY 2018: Zenith Bank records N232bn PBT
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Chinwendu Obienyi Despite Nigeria’s challenging macro-environment, Zenith Bank Plc, yesterday, announced a profit of N232 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018. This represents an increase of over 16.6 per cent from N199 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2017. This was even as the bank’s directors proposed a final dividend pay-out []The post FY 2018: Zenith Bank records N232bn PBT appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Hoodlums disrupt FG’s TraderMoni programme in Ogun
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Proceedings at the distribution of the Federal Government’s ‘Trader Moni’ loan came to an abrupt end on Tuesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, as some hoodlums stormed the Lafenwa Market, venue of the programme, to disrupt it. The Trader Moni scheme is a Federal Government social intervention programme which provides interest-free loans of N10,000 at the []The post Hoodlums disrupt FG’s TraderMoni programme in Ogun appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG approves 1st state composite microinsurance company
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Joseph Inokotong, Abuja In a bid to boost insurance development in the country, the Federal Government has granted approval for the first composite microinsurance company to operate in Lagos State. Announcing the approval in Abuja yesterday, the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) said GOXI Microinsurance Company Limited was selected from several applications it received from individuals []The post FG approves 1st state composite microinsurance company appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Over 50 countries to participate in 2019 Enugu Int’l Trade Fair
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Raphael Ede, Enugu The President ofEnugu Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA),Sir Emeka Udeze,has said that a total of50 countries and companies have so far indicated interest to participate in the 2019 International Trade Fair. Udeze, who disclosed this yesterday in a pre-trade fair press conference, announced that the 2019 edition of the []The post Over 50 countries to participate in 2019 Enugu Int’l Trade Fair appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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SEC shuts Growing Circle firm over illegal fund management
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC)’s recent onslaught against companies engaged in illegal fund management has claimed its second casualty, Growing Circle, a Lagos-based firm. According to the Commission, the company was hammered over its failure to duly register with it as the apex regulator. SEC said it sufficiently established that the []The post SEC shuts Growing Circle firm over illegal fund management appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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5 reasons businesses need mobile apps
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Chinenye Anuforo In today’s, almost everyone owns a smartphone because it is very much affordable. According to the Jumia Nigeria Mobile Report in 2014, phones sold on Jumia more priced an average of $216 and by 2017 this price had gone down to $100. In Africa, the price dipped from $165 to $96 in the []The post 5 reasons businesses need mobile apps appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Visa announces fintech fast-track program in CEMEA
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Visa Inc. has announced it is expanding its fintech fast-track program in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region as part of its efforts in developing the next generation of digital payment solutions. Already rolled out in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the program provides innovative fintechs with a faster []The post Visa announces fintech fast-track program in CEMEA appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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I’ll go back to Gamboru Ngala on campaigns ‘ Borno gov
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, yesterday, said he will return to Maiduguri ‘ Gamboru Road for campaign next week without bullet-proof cars, adding that he is ready to pay the supreme price, if need be. He was responding to questions on the attack on his convoy after the security meeting []The post I’ll go back to Gamboru Ngala on campaigns Borno gov appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kajuru killings: El-Rufai puts death toll at 130
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja and Sola Ojo, Kaduna Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, said latest reports at his disposal revealed that the casualties recorded from the killings in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state have risen to 130, adding that he has names and pictures to back up his claim. Governor El-Rufai described those doubting []The post Kajuru killings: El-Rufai puts death toll at 130 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Fayemi reinstates commitment to workers’ welfare
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has reiterated his commitment to rescuing the civil service from the level of decadence experienced under the immediate past administration. Fayemi lamented that public servants, during the last administration, were demoralised and deprived of service tools for effective performance. He said the core values of civil []The post Fayemi reinstates commitment to workers’ welfare appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Urgent need to change the change (2)
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Flash back To many who had any hope of peace and security in this current administration, judging from what transpired in 2015, where the public overestimated the capacity of the President who had promised to lead from the front, being a former military ruler. PMB had in turn underestimated the nation’s ailments and what ‘change’ []The post Urgent need to change the change (2) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Police arrest mother, daughter for stealing, selling baby for N250,000
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Police in Anambra State have arrested a 42-year-old mother and her 17-year-old daughter for allegedly stealing a four-year-old girl. The woman, whose name was given as Ngozi Ede, was said to have arranged with her daughter, Kosiso, and sold the baby for N250,000. Confirming the incident yesterday, Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna []The post Police arrest mother, daughter for stealing, selling baby for N250,000 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Gunmen kidnap two businessmen in Ondo
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Two prominent business men in Ikakumo-Akoko , Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State were yesterday kidnapped by gunmen In Akunu and Ayere communities in Kogi State. A witness, Mrs kudi Obayan , said the victims were in a Honda Accord car travelling when the gunmen waylaid them and took []The post Gunmen kidnap two businessmen in Ondo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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President Buhari will be re-elected
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
With less than a week to go before the Nigerian presidential election, pollsters and other election research groups are coming up with predictions on the outcome of the presidential election. One of the most reputable international pollsters, Eurasia Group, a New York-based risk firm, predicts a Muhammadu Buhari victory. It says that the president has []The post President Buhari will be re-elected appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The place of divorce in both old and new testaments
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
I am most grateful to God for the good experiences that started coming my way after praying with your oil. I shall soon give my full testimony in fullness of time. However, as we did exactly that which you instructed us to do with your oil; the entire cobweb that used to cross our faces []The post The place of divorce in both old and new testaments appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Cult war claims 8 in Benin
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Tony Osauzo, Benin Eight persons, including a party agent, have been killed in different parts of Benin City, Edo State, and environs in the past three daysin the raging cult war between the Aye and Eiye confraternities. An undergraduate, John Terry, was reportedly killed along Upper Uwa Street, off M.M. Way, in Benin City on []The post Cult war claims 8 in Benin appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Customs detains 4 officers over death of man in Ogun
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Steve Agbota and Lukman Olabiyi Following the alleged killing of one Godwin Onoja by an operative of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) A, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Sunday in Ogun State, the service has detained four of its officers over the incident. In a press statement obtained by Daily Sun yesterday, the public relations []The post Customs detains 4 officers over death of man in Ogun appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019 poll: Why Atiku is better than Buhari
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
From what I saw on the performance of some of the presidential candidates during interviews or debates on television or read about them in newspapers or online, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Professor Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), are the best and most suitable for the []The post 2019 poll: Why Atiku is better than Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Edo: Obaseki condemns cult-related killings, charges police boss to expose culprits
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Edo Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condemned recent cult-related killings in Benin City and charged the State Police Command to arrest the trend and prosecute the culprits. The governor said this in response to the reported killings of yet-to-be confirmed number of persons in parts of Benin metropolis. He called on the people to remain []The post Edo: Obaseki condemns cult-related killings, charges police boss to expose culprits appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Issues on election cancellation
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
MAJOR 419 UTUEKE: Sir, illNeck is blowing in the wind, and the greatest 419 player on stage is that short chairman, whose sartorial preference is Khaki on Khaki. As usual, he was on the world balcony deceiving himself ‘ and we the yahoo yahoo game masters were really entertained. He would like the illNeck to []The post Issues on election cancellation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Keep your promise, Leah’s parents beg Buhari
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Parents of Leah Sharibu, student of Government Girls Science and Technology, Dapchi, Borno State, who was abducted on February 19, 2018, alongside 110 of her school mates, have begged President Muhammadu Buhari to keep his promise of bringing her back to them. One month after the abduction, 105 of the girls were released, except Leah, []The post Keep your promise, Leah’s parents beg Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Misconceptions galore
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
THISDAY POLITY of February 2 welcomes us today with this banner headline blunder: ‘Dapo Abiodun’s campaign train (trail) lands in Ogun East’ ”writes on the campaign tour of the Ogun State governorship flag-bearer (standard-bearer) of the APC’.’ ‘Group preaches violent-free (violence-free) campaigns’ (Source: as above) ‘PDP demands for Buhari’s disqualification for using ‘mercenaries’ at Kano []The post Misconceptions galore appear
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Attah commends Udom as Ibom Air begins operation Wednesday
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Joe Effiong, Uyo Obong Victor Attah, former governor of Akwa Ibom State has praised Gov. Udom Emmanuel for overcoming ‘first term handicap.’ Speaking while receiving the governor on a consultation visit in his residence, Obong Attah said he was happy that the ‘handicap’ witnessed at the inception of the Udom Emmanuel administration had disappeared. ‘During []The post Attah commends Udom as Ibom Air begins operation Wednesday appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Postponement of presidential poll
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
The hope of many Nigerians that the presidential election would be concluded and done away with last weekend was dashed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Saturday, February16, as the agency shifted the exercise by one week to this Saturday, February 23. The midnight calling off of the poll []The post Postponement of presidential poll appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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INEC and unending poll postponement
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Carl Umegboro Inarguably, February 16, 2019 has become a date Nigerians may never forget in their calendars. It was indeed an exceptionally ‘inactive’ Saturday in history; without any wedding ceremonies, launching, burial or any events across the nation. Nigeria’s electoral umpire; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had scheduled the Presidential and National Assembly []The post INEC and unending poll postponement appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria and Congo: Two of a kind
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
George Awuru The Democratic republic of Congo main opposition leader, Martin Fayulu, is currently urging his supporters to embrace what he calls ‘peaceful resistance’. He believes rival candidate, Felix Tshisekedi colluded with former President Joseph Kabila to steal the December 30th 2018 presidential election. He called it a constitutional coup, accusing the court of validating []The post Nigeria and Congo: Two of a kind appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019 Elections: Which way Nigeria
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Promise Adiele Sunny Okosun, by every creative and aesthetic standard, is one of the greatest musicians to emerge from Nigeria. Born in 1947, Okosun developed a brand of music which encompasses rock, highlife, gospel, and reggae. His songs address contemporary issues of the Nigerian reality. They touch raw nerves, inspire, preach and educate the people, []The post 2019 Elections: Which way Nigeria’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The Guinness ‘Grow with Nigeria’ scheme
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
In line with the federal government’s efforts to diversify the Nigerian economy through agriculture, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Nigeria’s beverage company and a member of Diageo Plc, recently launched its agriculture scheme, tagged ‘Grow with Nigeria,’ at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Speaking on the initiative, Baker Magunda, managing director of Guinness Nigeria, said, ‘we are []The post The Guinness ‘Grow with Nigeria’ scheme appeared first on The Sun Nigeri
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Ogun APC: Time to heal
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Olumide Koyejo The unnecessary crisis that the All Progressives Congress (APC) contrived to inflict on itself in Ogun State has continued to trouble the party’s peace in the state and nationally. It is fair to say that the crisis, in the first place, was unnecessary and clearly avoidable, if the party leadership had allowed itself []The post Ogun APC: Time to heal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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