Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines Saturday 2nd March 2019

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Presidential/ NASS Polls: We’re disappointed, Afenifere, PANDEF, others fume
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Tunde Thomas Frontline socio-political groups across the country have expressed disappointment on the outcome of last weekend presidential election. In separate interviews with leaders of the groups, they described the poll as a sham. They had openly showed their bias against the winner of the election, President Muhammadu Buhari when few days to the poll, []The post Presidential/ NASS Polls: We’re disappointed, Afenifere, PANDEF, others fume appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidential Poll: Leaders of ethnic groups aren’t strategic politicians ‘Lawal
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Director General of Buhari Movement.com, Mohammed Lawal has said that the leaders of ethnic groups, Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Afenifere, Ohanaeze, PANDEF and Middle Belt Forum are not strategic politicians for them to have thought that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was going to win the presidential election. Speaking with VINCENT KALU, []The post Presidential Poll: Leaders of ethnic groups aren’t strategic politicians ‘Lawal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari’s victory: Even our cows are happy ‘Bodejo, National President, Miyetti Allah
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has said that even Fulani cows are happy over the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in last Saturday’s election. In this interview with WILLY EYA, he gave reasons why the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost. What is your reaction []The post Buhari’s victory: Even our cows are happy ‘Bodejo, National President, Miyetti Allah appeared first on The Sun
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2019 Polls: INEC needs institutional reforms
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
The Head of the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Nigeria, Hailemariam Desalegne, has said in spite of the shortcomings witnessed during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the African Union is satisfied with the outcome of the process. In this exclusive interview with Saturday Sun in Abuja, the immediate past Prime Minister of []The post 2019 Polls: INEC needs institutional reforms appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidential poll: No regret working against Buhari ‘Ohanaeze
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Uche Achi-Okpaga, has said that the apex Igbo organisation has no regret on its stand against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on the president’s victory at the just concluded presidential poll, Achi-Okpaga, told VINCET KALU, that the organisation doesn’t owe anybody apology over its position, and that if []The post Presidential poll: No regret working against Buhari ‘Ohanaeze appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Amosun and the people’s verdict
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Rotimi Durojaiye Nigerian voters made their decision at the Presidential/National Assembly polls on Saturday, February 23, 2019.They discharged their civic obligation according to the dictates of democracy. The social contract says the people, the repository of power, must select those who must exercise that power on behalf of the people. And thanks to their decision, []The post Amosun and the people’s verdict appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oyo guber: Opposition consensus candidate may emerge today
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The stage is now set for major opposition political parties in Oyo State to chose a consensus governorship candidate with a view to recording electoral victory over the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state during the March 9, 2019 governorship poll. The indication emerged on Friday evening after a meeting []The post Oyo guber: Opposition consensus candidate may emerge today appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Zone senate presidency to South East, Ndigbo tells Buhari, apc
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Igbo Patriotic Forum (IPF) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his victory in the last Saturday presidential and national assembly poll. While acknowledging the achievements of the federal government thus far, spokesman of IPF, Mazi Anthony Anyim, called on other Nigeria leaders to join hands with President Buhari in []The post Zone senate presidency to South East, Ndigbo tells Buhari, apc appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC erupts, suspends Okorocha, Amosun, others
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has wielded the big stick, clamping an indefinite suspicion on the governors of Imo and Ogun states, Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun respectively over anti-party activities. The national leadership rose from several hours meeting at the party’s secretariat and pronounced the suspension, adding []The post APC erupts, suspends Okorocha, Amosun, others appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rivers elections: Give peace a chance, guber candidates tell APC
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State Coalition of Gubernatorial Candidates has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to allow peace to reign during the forthcoming governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state. The coalition gave the warning in Port Harcourt, ahead of the March 9 governorship elections, stating that it does not want []The post Rivers elections: Give peace a chance, guber candidates tell APC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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#Gloin60seconds last weekly winners get prizes
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
In the run up to the grand finale of the online social media contest #GLOIN60SECONDS, the last batch of weekly winners of weeks 6,7 and 8 editions of the competition last Wednesday received their cash prizes at Gloworld shops in various locations in Nigeria. The 21 winners representing the seven winners picked weekly across the []The post #Gloin60seconds last weekly winners get prizes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rituals i performed as Super Eagles’ captain ‘Yobo
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Bolaji Okunola Former Super Eagles’ captain, Joseph Yobo in an interview with Saturday Sun, revealed the secret behind his success as the most capped Nigerian footballer of all time, the rough route he took before rising to stardom, his bitter and sweet experience in the round leather game, what he love doing before stepping into []The post Rituals i performed as Super Eagles’ captain ‘Yobo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Cyprus Women’s Cup: Falcons triumph over Slovakia in seven-goal thriller
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Cyprus Women’s Cup Nigeria 4 Slovakia 3: Chikwelu, Ohale & Imo On Target As African Champions Win Seven-Goal Thriller A late effort from Anam Imoh ensured Nigeria toppled Slovakia 4-3 in their second game of the Cyprus Women’s Cup held at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca on Friday afternoon. Head coach, Dennerby made seven changes []The post Cyprus Women’s Cup: Falcons triumph over Slovakia in seven-goal thriller appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Optometrist advises on intake of fruits, vegetables for good sight
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Dr Ozy Okonokhua, President, Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has advised Nigerians to consume foods, fruits and vegetables for good sight. Okonokhua said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja, that such foods naturally helped in improving sight due to their richness in carotenes. According to Wikipedia carotenes are []The post Optometrist advises on intake of fruits, vegetables for good sight appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NCDC confirms 23 new cases of Lassa fever in Nigeria
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 23 new cases of Lassa fever that were recorded between Feb. 18 and Feb. 24. NCDC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Ihekweazu said that 1,279 suspected cases had been reported from 32 states and []The post NCDC confirms 23 new cases of Lassa fever in Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Confederation Cup: Kenyan referee, Waweru for Rangers, Etoile tie
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Enugu Rangers will battle with Etoile du Sahel in the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup Group B match tomorrow. Kenyan referee Peter Waweru will officiate the match between Rangers and Etoile. The match is set to take place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in the Nigerian city of Enugu. The Nigerian side suffered a 2-1 defeat []The post Confederation Cup: Kenyan referee, Waweru for Rangers, Etoile tie appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Osaka hires Jermaine Jenkins as new coach
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Los Angeles World No 1 Naomi Osaka welcomed US coach Jermaine Jenkins to her team on Thursday, just in time for her title defence at Indian Wells next week. ‘Had a great dinner with the team,’ Japan’s US and Australian Open champion said in a Twitter post. ‘Also taking this moment to thank Jermaine for []The post Osaka hires Jermaine Jenkins as new coach appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why my 2nd term will be tough ‘Buhari
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the new four-year mandate given to his administration by Nigerians will be tough as he pursues his campaign promises of securing the country, transforming the economy and the fight against corruption. The president stated this at a special meeting with his cabinet ministers, who were in the State House, []The post Why my 2nd term will be tough ‘Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Dalung mourns former Handball Federation President, Yusuf
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has commiserated with the Handball Federation of Nigeria over the death of its former President, Alhaji Yusuf Dauda who died on Wednesday night after a brief illness at 61. Dalung said the spate of deaths in the sports family was sad and worrisome. He expressed condolences []The post Dalung mourns former Handball Federation President, Yusuf appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ribadu insists Buhari ‘ll winanti-corruption war
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Former chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Director, Field Operations Directorate, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari will conquer the battle against corruption in the country in his second term. Speaking during a ‘thank you’ reception for members of the directorate, []The post Ribadu insists Buhari ‘ll winanti-corruption war appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Boxing: Joshua won’t last 8 Rounds
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Challenger Jarrell Miller is adamant world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua won’t reach round eight. The American made the prediction when assessing Joshua’s KOs and assuring the media of a June 1st victory. ‘Big Baby’ was in London recently and could be seen enjoying a cup of tea after the second leg of their press conference. []The post Boxing: Joshua won’t last 8 Rounds appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NBC finally sanctions AIT, Channels TV, NTA, TVC, others
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has slammed some television and radio stations across the country with fines ranging from N500,000 to N1 million. Prominent amongst the stations sanctioned were the African Independent Television (AIT), Channels Television, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Television Continental (TVC) News. The sanction followed the commission’s January 30, []The post NBC finally sanctions AIT, Channels TV, NTA, TVC, others appeared
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Laliga: Real, Barca in El-Classico showdown
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Today’s El Clasico between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona is the highlight of a weekend fixture list which also features plenty of exciting clashes at the top and bottom of the table. LaLiga Santander leaders Bara travel to third-placed Real Madrid for the 178th playing of the historic fixture, with the eyes of []The post Laliga: Real, Barca in El-Classico showdown appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PDP denies Abdulsalami’spanel, declaresnothing ‘llstoppartyfrom going to court
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja In the aftermath of the February 23 presidential poll, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that there is no going back on its decision to challenge the election result in court. The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, on Friday, dismissed speculations that []The post PDP denies Abdulsalami’spanel, declaresnothing llstoppartyfrom going to court appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Police arrest policeman, Kola Okunola’s attacker, 2 others in Abuja
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Molly Kilete The police headquarters in Abuja has said that it has arrested oneHon Israel Sunny Gioli,suspected to be the ring leader and mastermind of the attack on Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kola Okunola inTwon, Brass, Bayelsa State, on February, 24. Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who made this known in a statement said []The post Police arrest policeman, Kola Okunola’s attacker, 2 others in Abuja appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Okorocha bombs Oshiomole over suspension, accuses APC chair of attempting to destroy party
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Governor Rochas Okorocha has reacted to his suspension notice from his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha alleged that Adams Oshiomhole was determined right from the outset to destroy APC in the South-East and unknown to party chieftains from the zone who had []The post Okorocha bombs Oshiomole over suspension, accuses APC chair of attempting to destroy party appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigerian leaders’ forum backs Atiku to challenge presidential election in court
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Abdullahi Hassan, Zaria The Nigerian Leaders Forum made-up of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Ohaneze Ndigbo, Afenifere, Niger Delta Forum, and Middle Belt Forum, has endorsed the decision of the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the result of the recent presidential election in court. In a statement signed by Professor Ango Abdullahi, Chief []The post Nigerian leaders’ forum backs Atiku to challenge presidential election in court appeared first on The Sun Nigeria
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PMB, the principalities and powers
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Femi Adesina Twice on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari displayed an uncommon generosity of spirit. We had set forth at dawn, shortly before 5 a.m, to visit the presidential campaign office in Central Area of Abuja. The purpose was for the President to read his victory speech, having been pronounced winner of the February 23 election []The post PMB, the principalities and powers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How I celebrated OUK senatorial victory
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Call it madness, craziness, akula, isi mgbawa or whatever you like, na you sabi. All that I know is that for me, it started right from the time I received the news, two days after the Saturday, February 23 Presidential/National Assembly, that my chairman, now to be known and addressed as Distinguished Senator Dr. Orji []The post How I celebrated OUK senatorial victory appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Udom is having an affair’!
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Governor Udom Emmanuel is having an affair with Peace! Please, don’t tell his wife o. I caught him red-handed. But, people of God, as a man filled with anointing, I am only exposing him now so that others can learn. For more than three years, I tried to keep quiet. But, my conscience keeps blaming []The post Udom is having an affair’! appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Say no to suicide (2)
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Today, Chimezie Agwu, ex-banker, concludes his article on Suicide. Please read on: Another cause of suicide is being too secretive about oneself in almost everything. When some people are suffering from any ailment, even if it is life-threatening, they will rather endure the excruciating pain until it kills them or they commit suicide, []The post Say no to suicide (2) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Things Nigerian pastors should stop doing
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Dear men of God, you need to go get yourselves gainfully employed, acquire a skill or learn a trade and stop opening new churches every day. The fact that you can see visions and predict future events doesn’t mean you should start your own church. Jesus didn’t die for people to remain without any source []The post Things Nigerian pastors should stop doing appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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In the boardroom with Biodun Shobanjo, Chairman, Troyka: ‘If the board fails, it can be voted out
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
So much has been written about Biodun Shobanjo, the advertising tsar who founded Insight Communications and changed the face of advertising in Nigeria. Shobanjo, the entrepreneur and ad man is well known, but what is not well known is the boardroom guru sitting atop the Troyka Holdings tree, viewing down the activities of his subsidiaries []The post In the boardroom with Biodun Shobanjo, Chairman, Troyka: ‘If the board fails, it can be voted out’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why maturity is important in relationships
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Maturity is important in relationships. Anyone who has been in a relationship will agree that you need more than love for your commitment to your partner to work and stand the test of time. Even if you genuinely love someone, the realities of life have a way of reminding you that nothing is as easy []The post Why maturity is important in relationships appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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In Nigeria, knowledge is not power; power is power
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Boladale Adekoya ‘Good morning everyone, we are sorry to announce that Dana flight 9J-351 Lagos to Abuja has been canceled,’ an assistant manager of the airline who didn’t bother to look back after dropping the bombshell on our laps told us in the early hour of November 8th, 2018. It was 66:15 am and that []The post In Nigeria, knowledge is not power; power is power appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Being a mum: How to prevent eating disorders in children
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Eating disorders are dangerous behaviors that hurt not only a person’s health, but their self-esteem and self-worth as well. No parent wants to see their child suffer, physically or mentally. Unfortunately, some children learn at a very young age that happiness and self-worth comes from attaining a certain body shape. Many teens, and even children []The post Being a mum: How to prevent eating disorders in children appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Memorable moments as female activist
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Dr Abiola Akiode-Afolabi is a prominent voice of the feministmovement in Africa, advocating for gender equality, voice and participationof women and girls. Abiola is currently the Chairperson of the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), the largest civil society coalition on elections in Nigeria and acting secretary, West African Law and Religion Society (WACLAS), a former student []The post Memorable moments as female activist appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Midnight massacre
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Up till this moment, Mr. Amose Usman, 37, still finds it difficult to believe that his wife, Aishatu, 32, and two of his five children are gone. They were among 19 locals who were murdered in cold blood by suspected killer herdsmen who invaded their Ebete, a fishing community in Agatu Local []The post Midnight massacre appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Owode: highway to hell
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Our Reporter A first-time visitor to Owode is likely to wonder: Is this town facing a security challenge that warrants flooding their road, the town and its environs with operatives from multiple security agencies’ Though bustling, Owode, a Lagos border town, is relatively peaceful. There’s no military garrison in the area”an airforce base at Ahanve []The post Owode: highway to hell appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Family feuds over fortune
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Chioma Igbokwe The Interpol section of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) Annex, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos has concluded investigation into a case of forgery involving the wives of late Olayiwola James Akanbi Lambo. Both wives and their children are at loggerhead over who will inherit the properties of late Lambo both in []The post Family feuds over fortune appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How Gbemi Saraki took pound of flesh from brother
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Revenge is a dish best served cold. This popular phrase could best describe the last weekend action of Senator Gbemi Saraki, the sister of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The pretty Gbemi is extremely happy at present. For some years now, the war of attrition between the two famous children of the strongman of Kwara []The post How Gbemi Saraki took pound of flesh from brother appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Segun Awolowo picks new date for daughter’s wedding
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Finally, Mr. Segun Awolowo Jnr., the famous grandson of late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, has chosen a new date when his darling daughter, Oluwaseun will be getting married. The Awolowo family, after the January 19 postponement of the wedding, has settled for April 22 to see their daughter tie the knots with her fianc, Toye []The post Segun Awolowo picks new date for daughter’s wedding appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The governor Oyo deserves in 2019
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
AbdulRazak Adegboyega The choice of who succeeds the incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi in Oyo State is, without doubt, the most important topic within the socio-political and economic circles in the Pacesetter state as we inch closer to the March 9 governorship election. Since the race began, aspirants have emerged on the platforms of different political []The post The governor Oyo deserves in 2019 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Billionaire Hakeem Belo-Osagie buries mum in style
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
In recent years, billionaire businessman Hakeem Belo-Osagie has given the social scene a breather. For the boardroom guru, it was deliberate. In spite of his wealth, Hakeem, once listed by Forbes in 2014 as one of Africa’s richest men, does not flaunt his riches and his modest way of life is such that he rarely []The post Billionaire Hakeem Belo-Osagie buries mum in style appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The drop in banks’ non-performing loans
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
The recent drop in bank’s non-performing loans (NPLs) by 24 per cent is encouraging. The latest figure released by the National Bureau of Statistics revealed that the banking sector’s N8.17trillion NPLs for 2018 was N1.38trillion lower than the N9.54trillion recorded in the 2017 fiscal period. The statistics also showed that as the NPLs ratio continues []The post The drop in banks’ non-performing loans appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Anthony Kojo Williams turns 60
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
Clocking 60 may not be something to fret about at all. To some, it has its perks and probably feels like an ecstasy, which can only be experienced when one joins the Sexagenarian Club. Anthony Kojo Williams, the scion of the Williams dynasty and former Chairman of the Nigerian Football Association (NFA), turned 60 last []The post Anthony Kojo Williams turns 60 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oil mogul, Ifeanyi Ubah, laughs last
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
For those who have come in contact with business mogul, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, they will attest to his resilience. The Chairman of Capital Oil is a goal-getter. This special virtue he brought into his business he has extended to his political activities. Ubah’s political sojourn started in 2014, when as a member of the []The post Oil mogul, Ifeanyi Ubah, laughs last appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Hafsat Abiola-Castello bags EU honours
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
For Hafsat Abiola-Costello, the daughter of late business mogul and politician Chief MKO Abiola and Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, service to humanity is becoming her second nature. Her work of fostering democracy and women’s leadership and equality in Nigeria has been fetching her honours home and abroad. But the newly appointed executive president of Women in []The post Hafsat Abiola-Castello bags EU honours appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The soaring image of Surakat Olorunkemi
Sat, 02 Mar 2019
A mind that is not fully prepared cannot make the best use of opportunity so says former Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo. It is also trite that only those that are given to hard work can appreciate the output of hard work. This maxim is aptly captured in the disposition and preparedness of Surakat Semiu Olorunkemi []The post The soaring image of Surakat Olorunkemi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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