Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Monday 11th March 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

My successor above me in intellect, capacity ‘Shettima
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Ismail Omipidan Governor Kashim Shettima is the senator-elect for Borno Central. He speaks exclusively to Daily Sun on why he is passionate about primary education, his successor and how he wants to be remembered as governor of the state. Your mega schools look magnificent. What inspired you to put them up’ Actually the primary school []The post My successor above me in intellect, capacity ‘Shettima appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PDP no longer has monopoly of control in South East ‘Ezeh
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Enugu East Senatorial Election during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elecions, Prince Lawrence Ezeh, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) no longer enjoys the monopoly of political control in the South East. He spoke against the background of the outcome of []The post PDP no longer has monopoly of control in South East ‘Ezeh appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ekiti: Bamidele’s tortuous journey to senate
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, known in the local parlance as MOB appears to be that politician who aptly fits the description of ‘a cat with nine lives,’ given his uncommon political story within a space of eight months. It all started from the day he was hit at a very delicate bodily []The post Ekiti: Bamidele’s tortuous journey to senate appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC ‘ll play firm role in emergence of NASS principal officers -Moghalu
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Auditor, Dr. George Moghalu, has chided the Ohanaeze Ndigbo for repeating what he called the disgraceful mistake of endorsing one presidential candidate against the other. He speaks on other issues. Do you support some Nigerians describing President Buhari’s re-election as a pyrrhic victory’ One thing about []The post APC ‘ll play firm role in emergence of NASS principal officers -Moghalu appeared first on The Sun Ni
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Cleric berates politicians over unfulfilled promises
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
General Supervisor of ThankGod Awaited Liberation Ministry, Ogba-Ikeja, Lagos State, Francis Onwudiwe Otukwu, has berated politicians over unfulfilled promises. He urged Nigerians to exercise their civic responsibility as led by their conscience, and not based on the pronouncements of politicians who, during campaigns, make false and irredeemable pledges that amount to promising heaven only for []The post Cleric berates politicians over unfulfilled promises appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC wins assembly seats in Kebbi, Kogi
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi and Emmanuel Adeyemi, Kogi The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Umoru Sambawa, as the winner of Maiyama state House of Assembly election in Kebbi State. INEC’s Returning Officer, Dr. Zuni Aminu of Federal University, Birinin Kebbi, who announced the results, said []The post APC wins assembly seats in Kebbi, Kogi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Super Eagles return: Victor Moses yet to change mind ‘Rohr
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Nigeria’s Manager, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that Victor Moses has not reversed his decision to quit the national team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Chelsea loanee was enjoying a new lease of life at Turkish side, Fenerbahce, for whom he had scored two goals in the last six matches in the []The post Super Eagles return: Victor Moses yet to change mind ‘Rohr appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rohr defends Onuachu, Ozornwafor Super Eagles call up
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr has defended his decision to hand maiden call-ups to striker Paul Onuachu and defender Valentine Ozornwafor for the upcoming games against Seychelles and Egypt. The invitation of the FC Midtjylland star was a good public relations move, as several Super Eagles fans wanted him in the team, thanks to his []The post Rohr defends Onuachu, Ozornwafor Super Eagles call up appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Peterside faces deportation from South Africa
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Alarm bells are rising in South Africa over ex-Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Idah Peterside, following reports that he could be in for deportation from the country in which he had lived for 20 years. Only recently Peterside, who is now a pastor and cable television sports analyst, had a baby through his wife, but sports247.ng gathered []The post Peterside faces deportation from South Africa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ubani calls for Media Marathon support
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
The Chairman of the Organising Committee of Lagos Media Marathon, Tony Ubani at the weekend said Nigeria will be the first country in Africa to organise a media marathon and the fifth in the world after Japan, Spain, Australia and Brazil and appealed to Corporate and well-meaning Nigerians to support the Lagos chapter of the []The post Ubani calls for Media Marathon support appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Djokovic greets Sampras after victory
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
World number one, Novak Djokovic raced over to shake hands with tennis legend, Pete Sampras after a second-round win over Bjorn Fratangelo at Indian Wells. American Sampras, a 14-time Grand Slam winner, was in the stands as the Serb beat Fratangelo 7-6 (7-5) 6-2. ‘It’s a thrill to see someone I looked up to when []The post Djokovic greets Sampras after victory appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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France 2019: Super Falcons, France tickets sold out
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Monica Iheakam The Group A match ticket for the clash between African champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria and hosts, France at the 2019 FIFA women’s World Cup has been sold out. The world football ruling body FIFA, announced this through their official twitter handle @FIFAWWC. ‘TICKET UPDATE The Group A match between (Nigeria) and (France) []The post France 2019: Super Falcons, France tickets sold out appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CAFCC : 10-man Rangers draw 1-1 in Ouagadougou
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Ten-man Enugu Rangers claimed a 1-1 draw away to Salitas in a Group B CAF Confederation Cup clash at Stade du 4 Aout in Ouagadougou on Sunday. The pool is topped by CS Sfaxien (who had secured quarterfinal qualification) on nine points, fellow Tunisians Etoile du Sahel is second with seven and the remaining two []The post CAFCC : 10-man Rangers draw 1-1 in Ouagadougou appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Lagos International Polo Cup begins Wednesday
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
This year’s edition of the annual Lagos International Polo Cup is billed to begin Wednesday, March 13, with teams competing for five trophies ‘ Silver Cup, Open Cup, Oba of Lagos Cup, Low Cup and Majekodunmi Cup. The competition, which holds at Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi had featured in the past top players like Alphonso []The post Lagos International Polo Cup begins Wednesday appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ighalo opens goal account for Shanghai Shenhua
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Penalty box predator, Odion Ighalo netted his maiden goal in Shanghai Shenhua colours, as the club fell to a 2-1 loss at home to Hebei CFFC on game week 2 in the Chinese Super League yesterday. Having fired blanks in the derby against Shanghai SIPG on March 1, the Nigerian international netted his first goal []The post Ighalo opens goal account for Shanghai Shenhua appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FIBA Africa Basketball League: Rades, Defenders pick Elite 8 tickets
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Joe Apu Tunisian giants, Etoile Sportive de Rades and Nigeria’s Civil Defenders on Sunday became the seventh and eight teams to sail through the FIBA Africa Basketball League Elite 8. Rades qualified, recording three wins for 6 points, while Civil Defenders of Nigeria recorded two wins out of three games to sail through. While Rades []The post FIBA Africa Basketball League: Rades, Defenders pick Elite 8 tickets appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Mercedes A-Class Sedan set to hit compact car segment
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Moses Akaigwe Mercedes-Benz is set to further expand its compact car portfolio with the introduction of the new A-Class Sedan, which will be following the trail of success blazed by its twin-sister, the A-Class, launched last year. Apart from the A-Class {that pushed boundaries in major markets}, the new A-Class Sedan will be joining the []The post Mercedes A-Class Sedan set to hit compact car segment appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kia rewards customers with body shop promo
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Kia Motors Nigeria has flagged off ‘Mega March Makeover’ promo, a service campaign aimed at providing top-notch bodywork and painting service for Kia owners at discounted costs. The company explained in a statement that the new body shop initiative offers services to Kia owners to help them reinvent the look and feel of their cars []The post Kia rewards customers with body shop promo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CFAO lists durability, versatility as King Long buses’ strong points
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Safety, durability and the ability to serve various passenger transportation purposes, have been identified as some of the unique selling points of the King Long buses re-launched into the Nigerian market recently by CFAO Equipment, a division of CFAO Motors Nigeria Limited. Highlighting the characteristics that enable King Long buses stand out the General Manager []The post CFAO lists durability, versatility as King Long buses’ strong points appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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N30,000 minimum wage: Labour, OPS take battle to FIRS
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Bimbola Oyesola The battle for a new national minimum wage in the country seems far from being won. Though Nigerian workers are anxiously waiting for the Senate to pass the bill, there appears to be more hurdles to cross besides the President signing it into law. While the Organised Labour had fought vehemently to secure []The post N30,000 minimum wage: Labour, OPS take battle to FIRS appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Technology’ll aid transaction cost reduction in Capital Market ‘Uduk, Acting DG, SEC
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Chinwendu Obienyi Technologyis driving the next phase of global economic growth an indication that the contribution of mobile trading to total turnover could go up to 3-4 per cent in the next few years. It is therefore not a surprise that the capital market is gradually getting intertwined with digital technology. Today therefore the question []The post Technology’ll aid transaction cost reduction in Capital Market ‘Uduk, Acting DG, SEC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Grow your economic status, health rearing goats
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Chinyere Anyanwu When it comes to healthy meat choices, goat meat scores high among meat eaters. It is low in cholesterol and comes high on taste. In addition to goat being a source of healthy meat, it is []The post Grow your economic status, health rearing goats appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Fish farmers beg to join CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
The Fisheries Cooperative Federation of Nigeria (FCFN) has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to include fisheries in its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) to help fish farmers meet national demand for fish. The National President of the federation, Mr. Anthony Ashagye, who made the appeal in Abuja recently, said that fish farmers had []The post Fish farmers beg to join CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How influx of smuggled goods kills local industries
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Charles Nwaoguji Smuggling is a global problem of enormous scale, impacting virtually every industry sector around the world. Nigeria is no exception, as it is suffering significant economic and health and safety consequences as a result of widespread smuggling in the country. Small businesses, knowingly or unknowingly buy counterfeit technology or equipment, and suffer unanticipated []The post How influx of smuggled goods kills local industries appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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MAN advocates expanded tax net to raise govt revenue
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has called on Federal government to widen the tax net rather than increasing the tax rate thereby moving up taxes and levies which are usually borne by the narrow tax compliant segments of the populace, especially the corporate entities; majority of whom are manufacturers and whose internal system cannot permit []The post MAN advocates expanded tax net to raise govt revenue appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Health expert stresses nutritional benefits of fruit juices
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
A famous health and fitness consultant, Dr. Bisi Abiola has said that fruit juice could reduce the risk of high blood pressure (BP) if taken regularly. Abiola stated this during the January edition of the monthly healthy living dialogue, an event sponsored by Chi Limited. The platform gives experts an opportunity to x-ray the benefits []The post Health expert stresses nutritional benefits of fruit juices appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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History of Regina Pacis not complete without Obi ‘ Manager
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
The manager of Regina Pacis Model Secondary school, Onitsha, Rev. Fr. Paschal Okonkwo has said that the history of the institution would not be complete without Mr. Peter Obi. Fr. was speaking at the weekend during the pastoral visit of the Proprietor of the School and the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Dr. Valerian []The post History of Regina Pacis not complete without Obi ‘ Manager appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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I’ll get records of failed projects’ contractors, Fashola tells SERAP
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Chukwudi Nweje Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said he would refer the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) request for details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to execute them to the Ministry’s agencies ‘for necessary action and appropriate response.’ In a March []The post I’ll get records of failed projects’ contractors, Fashola tells SERAP appeared first o
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More measures to boost agric coming -Buhari
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, in his hometown, Daura, in Katsina State, disclosed yesterday that new programmes and projects that will make agriculture more attractive to Nigerians and increase jobs in the sector. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari said this to representatives []The post More measures to boost agric coming -Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Twin bomb blasts rock Catholic Church in Adamawa
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Billy Graham Abel, Yola Two suicide bombers who targeted St. Pius Catholic Church in Shuwa, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, have ended up killing themselves, as the bomb exploded on their bodies. Papka Medugu, a resident of Shuwa and a parishioner, told Daily Sun that suspected Boko Haram terrorists ‘targeted our church during []The post Twin bomb blasts rock Catholic Church in Adamawa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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MJTF says troops killed 40 Boko Haram fighters in Borno
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri and Molly Kilete, Abuja The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), a regional military operation, has said its troops killed 40 Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed six gun trucks in an offensive against the insurgents in a Borno border town at the weekend. MNJTF spokesman, Col. Timothy Antigha, in a statement from N’Djamena, []The post MJTF says troops killed 40 Boko Haram fighters in Borno appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Gunmen burn houses in Kaduna
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Sola Ojo, Kaduna Residents of Ungwan Barde, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State were, once again, thrown into mourning as armed men stormed the village at wee hours of yesterday, killing and burning houses. This came barely three weeks after an attack said to have left 11 persons dead at Ungwan Barde, Kufana district, []The post Gunmen burn houses in Kaduna appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Adesanmi, another Nigerian die in Ethiopian Airlines Plane crash
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Louis Ibah, Lagos and Juliana Taiwo- Obanlonye , Abuja Two Nigerians were confirmed to be among the casualties as an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft crashed in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya. Ambassador Abiodun Oluremi Bashua was one of the Nigerians involved in the ill-fated crash. []The post Adesanmi, another Nigerian die in Ethiopian Airlines Plane crash appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ethiopian airliner crash: 2 Nigerians among casualties
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Louis Ibah Two Nigerians were confirmed to be among the casualties as an Ethiopian Airline Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft crashed at Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya. There were no survivors on the ill-fated aircraft which had 157 persons on board, comprising 149 passengers and 8 crew []The post Ethiopian airliner crash: 2 Nigerians among casualties appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigerian with UN passport victim of Ethiopian airliner crash
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Louis Ibah A Nigerian with a United Nations passport has been confirmed as one of the victims of the Ethiopian airliner that crashed this morning in Ethiopia while flying to Nairobi, Kenya. According to the manifest, Kenya had 32 of her nationals on the fight; Canada 18, Ethiopia 9, China 8, Italy 8, US 8, []The post Nigerian with UN passport victim of Ethiopian airliner crash appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ogun guber: Abiodun maintains lead, wins 11 out of 15 LGs
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has continued to lead in the governorship election. The results of election results in additional seven local government areas, as announced by respective LG election collation officers, indicate that Abiodun has won four more LGs, namely Remo North, []The post Ogun guber: Abiodun maintains lead, wins 11 out of 15 LGs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tale of two slaves
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
When I consider the aftermath of the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections and the attendant hostility in the Southwest, especially in the Lagos area, I shudder at the stupidity, stalking the Igbo and Yoruba. When I consider the mayhem and bickering the Yoruba visited on the Igbo, my heart is grieved by the []The post Tale of two slaves appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Udom Emmanuel: God in crisis
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Just so you know, this caption is not entirely original. God in crisis is the title of a 2005 booklet that was inspired in South Africa, but published and launched in Nigeria. The author, Pastor Ben Effiong who hails from my Local Government Area of Uruan, had invited me to chair the public presentation and []The post Udom Emmanuel: God in crisis appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Remedying the power sector
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Section 88 of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA) 2005 established the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency responsible for promoting, coordinating and administering electrification of rural and unserved population. In other words, electrification of ‘unconnected population’ is outside the purview of DisCos responsibilities. Additionally, the concept of sourcing revenue through this medium does not support []The post Remedying the power sector appeared first on The Sun Nigeri
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Re: Matters arising from Buhari’s victory
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Nigeria’s electoral system has drawn the ire of many citizens. This partly explains the low turnout of voters in last Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in some parts of the country. The anger also reflected in the overwhelming reactions that trailed last week’s intervention on this page, titled, ‘Matters arising from Buhari’s victory.’ []The post Re: Matters arising from Buhari’s victory appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Resisting the assault on the spirit of Lagos
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Tayo Ogunbiyi Highlighting the ethnic and tribal composition of our great country is always a hurting venture for patriotic and detribalized minds. One of the banes of the country’s march to greatness is tribalism and ethnicity. Our diverse ethnic and tribal configuration has always been a major set -back in our quest for a united, []The post Resisting the assault on the spirit of Lagos appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari’s next level and Nigeria’s unity
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Nweke Samuel Chinonso Asa child that was born in the North Central part of Nigeria, Lafia in Nassarawa State to be precise, I grew up with Muslim kids in a Muslim dominated neighborhood. We played, we fought, we laughed, we visited each other, in fact, we did all sorts of things together. I grew up []The post Buhari’s next level and Nigeria’s unity appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The value of a Nigerian life
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Caleb Adebayo About a week ago, I was passing through one of Lagos’ very busy roads and an ambulance, its sirens blaring, was trying to weave its way through the traffic, repeatedly sounding its horn, its driver frantically announcing that there was an emergency. A few people tried to move, others just sat still, unyielding, []The post The value of a Nigerian life appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How Buhari won the battle
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
SKC Ogbonnia I am very happy that President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) won again in 2019, but I am equally finding it difficult to celebrate the victory. While accurately predicting the outcome two weeks before the presidential election, I remarked that many Nigerians were not in a hurry to bring the []The post How Buhari won the battle appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bouteflicka’s 5th term bid, a ticking time bomb
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Emma Emeozoremma_globecomm@yahoo.com Certainly, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika did not expect the hurricane of protests that is rocking Algeria following his decision to seek a fifth term in office in the April 18 election. This is the first time since Bouteflika became president, Algerians will be trooping out in their hundreds to protest against his government even []The post Bouteflicka’s 5th term bid, a ticking time bomb appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Afe Babalola: Standing stall with garland of Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Tunde Olofintila Forty-onE days after he received The Sun Education Entrepreneur Award for 2018, for his ‘uncommon contributions to the development of the education sector,’ the world congregated last Wednesday, March 6, 2019, united in joy and lan to celebrate the distinguished legal icon, frontline educationist, unsparing philanthropist, a valiant entrepreneur and the kindly founder []The post Afe Babalola: Standing stall with garland of Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize appeared firs
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Forex restriction and the revival of ailing textile industry
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
The decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to place immediate restriction on the sale of foreign exchange (FX) to importers of textile and other clothing materials in the country is laudable. The initiative is capable of restoring the sector to its preeminent position as the second employer of labour and foreign revenue earner []The post Forex restriction and the revival of ailing textile industry appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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