Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 26th February 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Environment ministry no longer low profile, low budget ‘Jubril
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The minister of state for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril, resigned from the federal cabinet recently to resume as the 13th emir of Nasarawa emirate, in Nasarawa State. He was the fifth minister to resign from Buhari’s cabinet since 2015 and the third who resigned to take up another appointment. He speaks about his []The post Environment ministry no longer low profile, low budget ‘Jubril appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ondo: How election was won and lost
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Just before the Saturday’s general election, the Ondo State governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu had boasted that his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in control of the state. He also assured President Muhammadu Buhari who is the presidential candidate of the party that the people of the state would vote []The post Ondo: How election was won and lost appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidential election: APC demands cancellation of Idemili North, South LGs results
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for cancellation of Saturday’s presidential election in two local governments in Anambra State, over alleged breach of Electoral Act. State agent of the party for the election in the state and Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who made the call in the early hours of []The post Presidential election: APC demands cancellation of Idemili North, South LGs results appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oru leaders hold fund raising dinner for Uzodimma
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The leadership of Oru West Campaign Council for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, will, on Thursday, organise a fund raising dinner for him in Owerri, the Imo State capital. A statement at the weekend by the Chairman of the Planning Committee for the event, Nwabueze Oguchienti, said []The post Oru leaders hold fund raising dinner for Uzodimma appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We don’t have to induce supporters to vote president in Kano ‘APC
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Desmond Mgboh, Kano The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State said it did not have to buy vote for President Muhammadu Buhari to win election in the state. The state, it said, remains the president’s strongest support base in the country. Reacting in a statement to allegation of vote buying levelled by the People’s []The post We don’t have to induce supporters to vote president in Kano ‘APC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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EFCC arrests Iwu, ex-INEC chair
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Security operatives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu. Family sources said Iwu was arrested in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Sunday and whisked away to Lagos. The sources said the security operatives came from Port Harcourt and linked []The post EFCC arrests Iwu, ex-INEC chair appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Imo West: I declared Okorocha winner under duress ‘RO
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Returning Officer (RO) for Imo West (Orlu) senatorial district, Prof Innocent I. Ibeawuchi, said he declared Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, the winner of the senatorial contest under duress, to save his life and his family. But, in a swift reaction, the governor dismissed Ibeabuchi’s claims and described him as a []The post Imo West: I declared Okorocha winner under duress ‘RO appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Uzoho: I now want to concentrate on football
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Anorthosis Famagusta of Cyprus goalkeeper, Francis Odinaka Uzoho has admitted he went through a tough spell during the period of scrutiny over the fake health certificate he was issued by the club, but now wants to concentrate only on playing for the team. The lad on loan from Deportivo La Coruna of Spain acknowledged that []The post Uzoho: I now want to concentrate on football appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Simon: Levante’ll bounce back
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Super Eagles winger, Moses Simon has backed his Spanish club Levante to bounce back stronger from Sunday’s 2-1 home loss to Real Madrid, reports completesports.com Levante dominated thegame, but were undone by a ludicrous decision that called into question the whole VAR system following an outrageous dive that turned the game in Madrid’s favour. Karim []The post Simon: Levante’ll bounce back appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Fresh concern over Leon Balogun’s injury
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
There are concerns over the fitness of Leon Balogun ahead of the Super Eagles first two international matches of 2019 against Seychelles and Egypt. The three-time African champions had already qualified for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations following their 1-1 draw vs South Africa in November and manager Gernot Rohr wants to use the []The post Fresh concern over Leon Balogun’s injury appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019 FIBA World Cup: D’ Tigers berth in China as Africa’s number 1
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
D’Tigers have qualified as the number one team in Group F and also Africa despite their last game’s defeat to Senegal by 63 to 84 points. Nigeria’s point guard, Ikenna Iroegbu scored 23 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds to finish the qualification series on a high while Captain, Ike Diogu had 10 points, 6 []The post 2019 FIBA World Cup: D’ Tigers berth in China as Africa’s number 1 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Muhammed bounces back for Super Eagles with HNK Gorica
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Former youth international, Musa Muhammed has described his performance over the weekend for HNK Gorica in the top of the drawer Croatian Prva HNL league tie against Hadjuk Split as a good omen as he bid for a return to the Super Eagles. Muhammed who captained both the Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles has only []The post Muhammed bounces back for Super Eagles with HNK Gorica appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Arsenal fans praise Iwobi
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Arsenal fans around the world have praised Super Eagles winger Alex Iwobi for his exceptional display in the gunners 2 ‘ 0 win over Southampton in the English Premier League on Sunday. The Gunners went into the game seeking revenge against the Saints who put an end to their 22 game unbeaten run in December, []The post Arsenal fans praise Iwobi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Leicester boss Stowell targets top seven finish in the Premier League
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Interim manager Mike Stowell has challenged the Leicester squad to get themselves back in contention for a top-seven finish. The first team and goalkeeper coach has been placed in temporary charge, along with fellow first-team coach Adam Sadler, following Claude Puel’s dismissal. Puel was dismissed on Sunday morning, hours after the 4-1 home defeat to []The post Leicester boss Stowell targets top seven finish in the Premier League appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Sala plane crash investigation focuses on pilot
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
An investigation intoEmiliano Sala’s doomed flight will focus on the validity of the pilot’s licence. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), which released an interim report on Monday, noted further work is required to ‘consider the regulatory requirements surrounding the flight including airworthiness requirements, aircraft permissions and flight crew licensing.’ Its latest document stated the []The post Sala plane crash investigation focuses on pilot appeared first
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Awoniyi strikes again, scores 5th goal in six appearances
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Nigerian international, Taiwo Awoniyi continued his scoring form in Belgium as his goal was enough for Royal Excel Mouscron as they defeated bottom-placed Lokeren by a goal to nil on Saturday. Awoniyi who joined Royal Excel Mouscron from Liverpool after an unsuccessful six months spell with Gent in the first half of the season has []The post Awoniyi strikes again, scores 5th goal in six appearances appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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German police arrest man over assault on City
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
German officers have arrested a man after a Manchester City supporter was left fighting for his life following the club’s game against Schalke. Gelsenkirchen police said a 30-year-old suspect was arrested following ‘a violent clash’ shortly before the end of Wednesday’s Champions League match. He has not been named but police said the suspect was []The post German police arrest man over assault on City appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Top female banker, 8 others jostle for Emefiele’s job
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Omodele Adigun As the clock ticks away for the tenure of the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, speculations are rife that a woman top banker, Mrs Aishah Ahmad, one of his deputies, and any among eight others may be his likely successor if he’s not re-appointed, although the position has a tradition of rotating []The post Top female banker, 8 others jostle for Emefiele’s job appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Personal finance management: Tips to hold party on low budget
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Plan, Plan, Plan. This is important for throwing a party whether you are limited on funds or not; it’s even more important if you are on a budget. Knowing how many people are coming, what you want the theme of your party to be, what, if any, food will be served, and treat bags will []The post Personal finance management: Tips to hold party on low budget appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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MfBs shrink by 11% to 898 in February
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
As the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) warms up to launch its National Microfinance Bank , the number of existing micro finance banks (MFBs) in the country has plummeted by 11 per cent to 898 this month. According to the apex bank, as at February 13 ( 2019), the number of the mfbs, licensed to []The post MfBs shrink by 11% to 898 in February appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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BDCs secure CBN, EFCC nod on campaign against fake currency
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Omodele Adigun The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has secured the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to begin nationwide campaign against fake currencies in the country even as it has raised alarm over the ongoing security investigation on $100 bills being []The post BDCs secure CBN, EFCC nod on campaign against fake currency appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ecobank boss urges business owners to embrace Omni Lite
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Managing Director/CEO of Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, has assured customers that the bank’s recently upgraded online banking platform for businesses, Omni Lite, is versatile, secure and user friendly . According to Akinwuntan, Omni Lite is primarily designed with business owners in mind. It comes with features to enhance businesses such as efficient and seamless []The post Ecobank boss urges business owners to embrace Omni Lite appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Winners set to collect N18m at Fidelity Bank promo
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
An Abuja-based businessman, Charles Tochukwu Okafor, as well as Emmanuella Igbojionu and Grace Seidel are among the 12 winners to be rewarded with their various cash prizes, any moment from now, in the ongoing Fidelity Bank ‘s Get Alert in Millions (GAIM) Season 3 promo. Okafor , Igbojionu and Seidel, from Abuja, Lagos and North []The post Winners set to collect N18m at Fidelity Bank promo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Make more money investing in mutual funds
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Mutual Funds, an entity that pools cash from a variety of investors for the sole purpose of investing it in shares, bonds, treasury bills , afford people the opportunity to invest in the money and capital market, particularly if they are the type that have no time or do not know much about the business []The post Make more money investing in mutual funds appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FMDQ admits NN5.28 bn Mixta Real Estate bonds
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Chinwendu Obienyi In a bid to support housing and infrastructure development, FMDQ OTC Securities, at the weekend, admitted Mixta Real Estate (Nigeria) Plc bonds on its platform. The listing of the N2.96 billion tranche A and N2.32 billion tranche B Series 2 Bonds under a N30 billion Debt Issuance Programme and the quotation of the []The post FMDQ admits NN5.28 bn Mixta Real Estate bonds appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bank denied me loan because of collateral ‘Ojo, Elizade boss
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Omodele Adigun Raising seed capital as a start up may not be a tea party. Ask Chief Ade Ojo, the Chairman of Elizade Group of companies, he might narrate how a bank denied him loan to start the business that has become a conglomerate today just because of collateral . Hear him : ‘I had []The post Bank denied me loan because of collateral ‘Ojo, Elizade boss appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG generates N298bn from VAT in 2018 Q4
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Bimbola Oyesola The Federal Government generated N298.01 billionfrom Value Added Tax (VAT) in thefourth quarter of 2018, theNational Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported. The NBS gave the update on its website in a Sectoral Distribution of VAT report for the fourth quarter, 2018. VAT is a consumption tax on a product whenever value is []The post FG generates N298bn from VAT in 2018 Q4 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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IGP orders arrest of DCP’s attackers
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Molly Kilete, Abuja, and Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of all those involved in the attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Brass, Bayelsa State, on Sunday. The IGP, who gave the order in Abuja, said he would no longer tolerate a situation where people []The post IGP orders arrest of DCP’s attackers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oshodi boils as hoodlums go on rampage
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Christopher Oji Scores of street urchins, also known as ‘Area boys,’ yesterday went on rampage in Oshodi, Lagos, and its environs, forcing traders to close shops and, in the process, destroyed several goods and vehicles in the area. No fewer than 15 persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the attack. Those arrested []The post Oshodi boils as hoodlums go on rampage appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Alleged bribery: EFCC writes AGF, seeks Diezani’s extradition
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has written to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), asking for the extradition of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom. Diezani and former chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Company, Jide Omokore, are alleged []The post Alleged bribery: EFCC writes AGF, seeks Diezani’s extradition appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ekiti obaship crisis:Ex-regent denies document creating new dynasty
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti A new twist has been added to the obaship crisis rocking Orin Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State, as former regent of the town, Ajayi Oladeji, denied signing any document creating a new royal family under the name Ajibewa. She said the town had operated two ruling houses, including []The post Ekiti obaship crisis:Ex-regent denies document creating new dynasty appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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60-year-old man hangs self in Ekiti
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti A 60-year-old man, Daniel Sakpe, has hanged himself in the Omobayi area of Itapaji in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Daily Sun learnt that Sakpe, a father of five, left his wife at about 12:00 midnight, on Sunday, with an excuse that he wanted to go to the []The post 60-year-old man hangs self in Ekiti appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Yoruba group condemns attacks on non-indigenes
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
A socio-political youth organisation in the South West, Apapo Egba Ewe Yoruba has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to halt what it described as ‘xenophobic attacks on non-indigenes living in the state.’ The group said the APC risks ‘incurring the wrath of Yoruba youths should the trend continue.’ A []The post Yoruba group condemns attacks on non-indigenes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari beats Atiku in all the 25 LGAs in Niger State
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
John Adams, Minna Buhari records 100 percent victory in Niger State, sweeps all 25 local government areas of the state. It was a repeat of 2015 election in the state as the party also won all the three senatorial seats and six out of the 10 House of Representatives seats so far declared. 1. Munya []The post Buhari beats Atiku in all the 25 LGAs in Niger State appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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EFCC grants ex INEC chair Iwu administrative bail
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
It has emerged that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), have granted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Maurice Iwu, administrative bail after his earlier arrest. According to our source, the former INEC boss was picked up by the anti-graft agency for questioning about former Minister of []The post EFCC grants ex INEC chair Iwu administrative bail appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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BREAKING NEWS:Security operatives arrest Iwu, ex-INEC chairman
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Security operatives have arrested former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Maurice Iwu. Family sources said Iwu was arrested in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Sunday and whisked away to Lagos. The source said the security operatives came from Port Harcourt and linked up with the Imo State Commissioner of Police, []The post BREAKING NEWS:Security operatives arrest Iwu, ex-INEC chairman appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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IGP orders arrest of attackers of police officers in Bayelsa, Abia
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Molly Kilete The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered for the arrest of all those involved in the attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Brass, Bayelsa State, on Sunday. The IGP, who gave the order in Abuja, said he would no longer tolerate attacks on police personnel on legitimate duty. []The post IGP orders arrest of attackers of police officers in Bayelsa, Abia appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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What did you vote for
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Even as late as the morning of February 23 when the presidential and National Assembly elections were rescheduled to hold, the issue was still, will it or will it not hold’ Well, happily, INEC defied the naysayers and conducted the elections with a high level of efficiency. Of course there were incidents such as late []The post What did you vote for’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidential election: Victory without honour
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The presidential and National Assembly elections conducted last Saturday, February 23, 2019, were a sham. The headlines tell the sad story of a nation whose citizens lined up to participate in important national elections but found to their dismay the outbreak of warfare, extreme violence, callous killings, open snatching of ballot boxes, free transportation of []The post Presidential election: Victory without honour appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Remedying the power sector for service delivery
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Carl Umegboro Anintellectual piece titled ‘Remedying the power sector for service delivery’ authored by Ani Nkemjika Nnenne which was published in various national dailies recently refers. I reverentially, comparatively conceded in a fraction particularly the point that stable electricity is a critical determinant of socioeconomic growth and development in any society. Commendably, the piece as []The post Remedying the power sector for service delivery appeared first on The Sun Nigeria
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How not to treat youth corps members
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Ayo Oyoze Baje Thegraphic pictures of the pitiable plight of several members of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) sleeping on bare floor, on the eve of the postponed Presidential and National Assembly elections, drew public outrage and honestly so. They deserved a far better treatment. Placed on a rather insulting salary of N19,000 per []The post How not to treat youth corps members appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Electoral fraud and collective effort to save Nigerian democracy
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Abbas Abubakar Umar A few days to the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC as part of it responsibility of protecting the Nigerian society from all forms of economic and financial crimes cautioned citizens on electoral fraud, particularly vote buying and selling. It is one fight the Commission is []The post Electoral fraud and collective effort to save Nigerian democracy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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When elections dehumanise Africans
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Victor C. Ariole Africa is yet to present a brand on leadership and Nigeria must do that for Africa. Africa, in general, has problems in believing in elections as most of the people still see culturally or traditionally propped up leaders as sacrosanct leaders, while the current leading civilisation expects leaders to be those elected []The post When elections dehumanise Africans appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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My journey from banking to recycling ‘ Okwuosa
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Gloria Ikegbule did not growup with my parents. I grew up with my fathers family. At age three,according to the story I was told, my fathers relation came to visit my family, when he was about to leave, I started crying and followedhim. Idu Okwuosa is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I) currently studying []The post My journey from banking to recycling ‘ Okwuosa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The challenge of children in conflict situation
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
It is hardly surprising that a new report by Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization which promotes children’s rights throughout the world, has listed Nigeria among the 10 worse conflict-affected countries. According to the report which covered a period of five years (2013 -2017), over 100,000 children were killed yearly as a result of []The post The challenge of children in conflict situation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Abia North: Why Orji Kalu won
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Ebere Wabara Let me preface this celebratory intervention with the pertinent words of Senator-elect Orji Uzor Kalu, which he avowed on Sunday, February 24, 2019, immediately his sweet victory was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC): ‘The people of Abia North Senatorial Zone came out en masse to cast their votes for President []The post Abia North: Why Orji Kalu won appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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