Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Thursday 28th February 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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C’River Central: APC, SDP reject senatorial poll result, go to court
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Judex Okoro, Calabar All Progressives Congress (APC), and Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River have rejected the results of the state’s central senatorial district election, held last Saturday. While APC is contesting the credibility of the elections, due to the failure of card readers, the SDP is protesting the exclusion of the party’s logo []The post C’River Central: APC, SDP reject senatorial poll result, go to court appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Atiku, Saraki, Akpabio, Uduaghan lost ‘Niboro
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba Formerspokesman to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Ima Niboro, has attempted to explain why Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lost Saturday’s presidential election to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Niboro also explained why Senate President, Bukola Sataki, Senator Godswill Akpabio and ex-governor Emmanuel Uduaghan also []The post Why Atiku, Saraki, Akpabio, Uduaghan lost ‘Niboro appeared first
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Obaseki congratulates Buhari, salutes peoples’ votefor uprightness, honesty
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his re-election. Obaseki, who issued the congratulatory message in the early hours of yesterday, shortly after Buhari was declared winner of the presidential election, said: ‘On behalf of the government and people of Edo State, I congratulate our president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on your well-deserved []The post Obaseki congratulates Buhari, salutes peoples’ votefor uprightness, honesty appeared first
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Buhari’s victory’ll make Igbo presidency reality in 2023 ‘Igbo World Union
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Brown Chimezie and Stanley Uzoaru,Owerri The Igbo World Union (IWU), a pan Igbo socio-cultural group has declared that the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, in the just concluded general election has brought the emergence of president of Igbo extraction closer to South East. In a congratulatory message made available to Daily Sun, the President General []The post Buhari’s victory’ll make Igbo presidency reality in 2023 ‘Igbo World Union appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Condemnations trail Buhari’s victory in Onitsha
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha Following the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the presidential election, Onitsha traders and residents, in Anambra State, have condemned the result, saying it’s opposite of their wish. It was observed that after the early morning announcement of the result and declaration of Buhari as the winner,many people gathered []The post Condemnations trail Buhari’s victory in Onitsha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Mixed reactions trail Buhari’s re-election in Nsukka
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Felix Ikem, Nsukka Residents of Nsukka, in Enugu State, have received with mixed reactions, the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari for another four years, following his declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, as winner of last Saturday’s presidential election. While some residents, who spoke with Daily Sun,described the president’s re-election as a []The post Mixed reactions trail Buhari’s re-election in Nsukka appeared first on The S
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Anambra Central: INEC declares Ekwunife winner
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Geoffrey Anyanwu,Awka The Independent NationalElectoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, declared Uche Ekwunife the winner of the election for Anambra Central senatorial district. Ekwunife, who spoke shortly after she was declared the winner said she worked hard and never for a day doubted her ability to win the senatorial election. She said: ‘I know the intensive work []The post Anambra Central: INEC declares Ekwunife winner appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ogun central senatorial: Amosun breaks jinx
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Moshood Adebayo Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who was declared winner of the Ogun central senatorial seat by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), appears to have made history, as the first senator from the zone to be re-elected after a first term in the Senate. []The post Ogun central senatorial: Amosun breaks jinx appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Enugu governorship’s referendum on Ugwuanyi-Ogbodo
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Sunday Ani The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in Enugu State, Nana Ogbodo has described the recognitions accorded the Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, by four different national newspapers as testimonies to the governor’s sterling performances in the state. He said The Sun, The Independent, Vanguard, and Leadership Newspapers have all []The post Enugu governorship’s referendum on Ugwuanyi-Ogbodo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Igbo should rally round Buhari -Ikedife
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former deputy governorship candidate in Anambra State, Mr. Dozie Ikedife, has asked Igbo to begin to restrategise immediately on how and who would be the Igbo presidential candidate in 2023. Ikedife who said he knew Buhari would be reelected, commended Igbo for doing better than []The post Igbo should rally round Buhari -Ikedife appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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VAT: Manufacturing sector contributes N864bn in 6 years ‘NBS
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said that the Nigerianmanufacturing sector contributed about N864 billion of the N3.63 trillion generated as Value Added Tax (VAT) between 2013 to 2018. The NBS report on Sectoral Distribution of VAT showed that the manufacturing sector’s contribution represented 24 per cent of the total VAT generated within the []The post VAT: Manufacturing sector contributes N864bn in 6 years ‘NBS appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Real sector expands for 23rd month as PMI rises to 57.7%
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Omodele Adigun The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), has inched up to 57.1 points in this outgoing month, February, indicating that the manufacturing sector expanded for the 23rd consecutive month, according to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The apex bank in its latest PMI Report for February 2019, said the index grew at a []The post Real sector expands for 23rd month as PMI rises to 57.7% appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Stock market loses N85bn as investors take profit in value stocks
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Chinwendu Obienyi President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election failed to spur the equities market as further profit taking by investors in the shares of Zenith Bank, Unilever and Oando Plc dragged market capitalisation down by N85 billion. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday at 3am, declared Buhari winner of the 2019 Presidential Election as he beat []The post Stock market loses N85bn as investors take profit in value stocks appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Capri-Sun introduces 100ml pouch size
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
At a retail price of N50, Capri-Sun, the favourite fruit drink of children in Nigeria, is now in the market with a new 100ml pouch size designed to meet an increasing consumer demand for more exciting and unique options. The new pouch size is an addition to excite consumers with the goodness of Capri-Sun, but []The post Capri-Sun introduces 100ml pouch size appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How SMEs can tackle products counterfeiting ‘Agbeyo, Cornfield Group boss
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Ayo Alonge,ayhalliday@gmail.com The Chairman of Cornfield Group, Tope Agbeyo, x-rays the dynamics of startups in Nigeria against the backdrop of his fleet of businesses which include Media Concepts International Limited, Botosoft Technlogies Limited, Cornfield Transnational Limited and the FOAM Studio Nigeria Limited. For Agbeyo, capital infusion, product counterfeiting, among many other challenges, bedevil growing businesses []The post How SMEs can tackle products counterfeiting ‘Agbeyo, C
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Government, business owners should explore Canadian market’Oguzie
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
The Director of Africa Canada Trade Investment Ventures, Kenneth Oguzie, has called on Nigeria government and business owners to explore foreign businesses, especially in Canada. Oguzie made this call while briefing journalists, recently, on a two-day summit slated to be held in Canada on March 25-26, 2019. ‘Canada has a long trade history with Nigeria []The post Government, business owners should explore Canadian market’Oguzie appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PVC not requirement for TraderMoni, MarketMoni, BoI tells SMEs
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
The Bank of Industry (BoI), has refuted claims in some quarters that the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) is one of the requirements for benefitting from the TraderMoni and other loan schemes by the Federal Government. Speaking at a public function organised by the BoI, recently, the Executive Director, Micro Enterprise, BoI, Toyin Adeniji, said that []The post PVC not requirement for TraderMoni, MarketMoni, BoI tells SMEs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FAAC: FG, States, LGAs share N610.3bn in February
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Wednesday disclosed that the three tiers of government shared a total of N610.368 billion federally generated revenue in February, 2019. The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, while briefing the press at the end of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), meeting in Abuja, []The post FAAC: FG, States, LGAs share N610.3bn in February appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Aliko Dangote now 64th richest in the world
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote moved significantly higher on World billionaires’ list, as he emerged 64th richest person in the world, with an estimated worth of $16.6 billion, as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world last year. Dangote, who has remained Africa’s richest man for the 8th year running, was []The post Aliko Dangote now 64th richest in the world appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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EFCC docks 19 over illegal diesel deal
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Lukman Olabiyi The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, arraigned 19 suspects before the Federal High Court, Lagos, for unlawful transaction in petroleum products. The 19 suspects that were docked for the offence before Justice Rilwan Aikawa were Ayeni John, Emmanuel Tosu, Emopin Moneyin, Malade Aiyetimiyi, Odroja Ojuene, Ikedehinbu Idowu, Abogun Ota, Elamah Augustine, []The post EFCC docks 19 over illegal diesel deal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Appeal Court reserves judgement on Onnoghen’s multiple appeals
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgement on the multiple appeals filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Justice Stephen Adah, who led the three-man panel of the appellate court, adjourned the four appeals for judgement after listening to submissions made by both []The post Appeal Court reserves judgement on Onnoghen’s multiple appeals appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidential election has divided Nigerians more along regional, religious lines ‘ Temlong, Plateau ADP guber candidate
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Gyang Bere, Jos The First Multi-National Joint Task Force Commander in the North East and governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Plateau State, Brigadier General Jonathan Temlong has said that the result of the recently concluded presidential election showed that Nigeria is deeply divided along regional and religious lines. He said that there []The post Presidential election has divided Nigerians more along regional, religious lines Temlong, Plateau ADP guber candidate appea
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Atiku to Buhari: Your victory is fraudulent, cannot stand
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja As reactions continue to trail the outcome of the February 23 presidential election, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that President Muhammadu Buharis victory at the poll will not stand. Atiku, who stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, on Wednesday, described the presidential contest as []The post Atiku to Buhari: Your victory is fraudulent, cannot stand appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Appeal Court reserves judgment on Onnoghen’s multiple appeals
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on the multiple appeals lodged by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen. Justice Stephen Adah, leading a three-man panel of the appellate court, adjourned the four appeals for judgment after listening to submissions made by both Onnoghen []The post Appeal Court reserves judgment on Onnoghens multiple appeals appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kalu urges Nigerians to accept Buhari’s victory
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Former governor of Abia State and senator-elect Dr Orji Uzor Kalu has called on Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation, to accept the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in last week’s presidential election. He also called on Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, to congratulate President Buhari for his victory. In a statement, []The post Kalu urges Nigerians to accept Buhari’s victory appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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In Onitsha, calm, condemnation trail Buhari’s victory
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha There is calm in Onitsha, Anambra State, following the declaration by INEC of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 23 presidential election. Some traders and residents who gathered at the newsstand at the Post Office, Old Market, Onitsha, insist that the result did not reflect the wish of []The post In Onitsha, calm, condemnation trail Buhari’s victory appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bandits behind Sokoto, Kaduna killings will face the music ‘ Buhari
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest bandits’ attacks in Sokoto and the inter-communal conflict in Kaduna State, warning that mass murder of innocent people by criminals would be met with full force. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said Buhari commiserated with []The post Bandits behind Sokoto, Kaduna killings will face the music Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PDP’s rejection of election results recipe for crisis, fears NGO
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Protect Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, has warned that the planned rejection of the results of the 2019 election by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a recipe for crisis. National Secretary of the group Dr. Abdulwahab Ehidik, said that many should be concerned about statements credited to the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche []The post PDPs rejection of election results recipe for crisis, fears NGO appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ACF congratulates Buhari, urges Atiku to concede defeat
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Noah Ebije, Kaduna Northern mouthpiece, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has urged former Vice President and the presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to concede defeat and congratulate the winner of the election, President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that the country must move forward. This was even as the ACF congratulated Buhari over []The post ACF congratulates Buhari, urges Atiku to concede defeat appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Fighting bribery and corruption in Nigeria: Mission impossible’ (2)
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
In the last two months, I have written a lot about corruption in one form or the other, either in the form of jokes, story-telling, or good governance, notably the lack of the latter. Last week, I started a series on the fight against bribery and corruption in the country, pointing out that systematic corruption []The post Fighting bribery and corruption in Nigeria: Mission impossible’ (2) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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On top of the situation
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Ms Marilyn Ogar, the elegant, energetic, evasive and audacious former spokeslady of the State Security Service (SSS) was known for her apt responses after every press briefing while she held sway as the spokeslady of both her organisation and the umbrella body of security agencies during the tail part of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration. []The post On top of the situation’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oto geeism: Kwara’s own home-grown democracy
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
I was in a junior class in the primary school when the Nigerian Civil War broke out in 1967. I can only remember faintly how our headmaster turned the morning assembly to a war situation room. Every day, he would take the pains to ‘brief’ us on the war. We always looked forward to the []The post Oto geeism: Kwara’s own home-grown democracy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Cinnamon: A delightful spice for your health and beauty!
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Cinnamon is the aromatic, dried bark of any of several tropical trees (genus Cinnamomum)- family Lauraceae yielding a culinary spice, oil and flavouring. The dark brown spice, which is prepared from the stem bark by powdering, has a very warm, sweet taste and smell. When not powdered, strips of the bark eventually curl up into []The post Cinnamon: A delightful spice for your health and beauty! appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Your large breasts and you
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
For some men, it may be difficult to see a downside to women with large breasts. But for millions of women who are let us say ‘generously endowed’ it can be a source of considerable pain. Some women, in fact, suffer with severe pain, deteriorating posture, and are at risk for spinal deformity []The post Your large breasts and you appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Pregnant with no appetite
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Dear Dr., I became pregnant very recently and discovered that I just lost my appetite. On a good day, I may decide not to eat a single bite. A friend told me to get malt drink and use it with carrots. I am confused. What must I be eating in my diet’ I don’t want []The post Pregnant with no appetite appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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From Saraki to Akpabio: And the mighty go for a political freefall
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
There is little doubt that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) botched the presidential and related federal elections. As perhaps has been the tradition, the current INEC and its commissioners failed both themselves and their nation. There were cases of late or lame starts, as there were of mixed-up materials, etc. However, whatever it is, []The post From Saraki to Akpabio: And the mighty go for a political freefall’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The battle for Kano
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
With the conclusion of the presidential and National Assembly elections, attention has, naturally, shifted to the states. Even though the electoral commission will, in the months to come, be saddled with the burden of its less than satisfactory performance in the aforementioned elections, it must, as a matter of compunction, conclude the process with the []The post The battle for Kano appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The state of emergency in education
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
NEXT in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be maintained.’ James A. Garfield ‘It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time for we are bound by that but from the intellectual and []The post The state of emergency in education appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Election results: When Nigeria needs a Jonathan
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Skc Ogbonnia The outright rejection of the results of the 2019 national election by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), even before the final votes were counted, is very discouraging. The action departs from the two principles that ought to have guided the 2019 polls. The first is an admonition by President Goodluck Jonathan that, ‘nobody’s []The post Election results: When Nigeria needs a Jonathan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The conduct of the presidential election
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Emmanuel Onwubiko ‘Thewitnesses standing at the edge of the field were staring in horrified silence, too stunned to speak. The nightmare dredged up from some deep, dark depths of primitive man’s collective unconscious. Each witness had a different reaction. One fainted. A second one vomited. A woman was shaking uncontrollably. Another one thought: I’m going []The post The conduct of the presidential election appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigerians must repudiate violence
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Abu I. Michael It is with huge excitement that Nigeria returned to democratic rule in 1999. The military had governed the people for long after sacking the the 1st and 2nd Republics in 1966 and 1983 respectively; the excitement that greeted the inauguration of the 4th Republic was expected. The expectations as they were []The post Nigerians must repudiate violence appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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For industrial peace in public universities
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
With the recent suspension of the three-month-old industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), it is hoped that sustainable peace will prevail on campuses. The leadership of ASUU suspended the strike after reaching a new agreement with the Federal Government at the end of the conciliatory meeting with the Minister of Labour []The post For industrial peace in public universities appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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