Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Thursday 14th March 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Gombe: Don’t get carried away by victory, chieftain tells APC candidates
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe Gombe state governor-elect, senators and other elected candidates have been advised not to be carried away by victory, but to remember they were elected on the principles of accountability and transparency with a view to delivering the dividends of democracy, and, as such, they should plan to hit the ground running from []The post Gombe: Don’t get carried away by victory, chieftain tells APC candidates appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Orji Kalu’s election as senator’ll bring development to South East
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Old Students Association of Community Secondary School, Nnokwa, Anambra State, has said the election of former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, as senator, to represent Abia North, in the Ninth Senate, will usher in more economic and social development to Igboland. The association said this in a March 12 congratulatory message wherein it []The post ‘Orji Kalu’s election as senator’ll bring development to South East’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Inconclusive election: Dogara has introduced religious politics to Bauchi -Danmaliki
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Paul Orude Bauchi Alhaji Mohammed Danmaliki is the Deputy Director of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Campaign Council in Bauchi State. Following the declaration of the state’s governorship election inconclusive, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, reacted to the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the Tafawa Balewa Local []The post Inconclusive election: Dogara has introduced religious politics to Bauchi -Danmaliki appeared firs
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Senators trade words over elections
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Fred Itua and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja There were hot exchanges at the National Assembly, yesterday, as lawmakers deliberated on the conduct of the controversial 2019 general elections. The resolve of the senate to probe the elections followed a Point of Order by Dino Melaye in which he called on the Red Chamber to debate []The post Senators trade words over elections appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Senate presidency: APC senators zero in on Lawan
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Ismail Omipidan There are strong indications that new and returning senators elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have zeroed in on Senator Ahmad Lawan as their preferred choice for Senate President. Their decision, it was gathered was informed by Lawan’s long legislative experience. He has been elected as a []The post Senate presidency: APC senators zero in on Lawan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Okorocha accuses Imo REC of working for PDP
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Stanley Uzoaru,Owerri Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof Francis Ezeonu of working for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in the state. He alleged by the REC’s action, he has succeeded in wreaking democracy in the state. The governor, who said this when thousands []The post Okorocha accuses Imo REC of working for PDP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Polls: APC chieftain commends Buhari, Kalu over victories
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Okey Sampson, Aba An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant during the 2018 primaries, Chief Friday Nwosu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, for their victories at the presidential and National Assembly polls. He also made a case for the South East to produce the []The post Polls: APC chieftain commends Buhari, Kalu over victories appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Declare Wike governor-elect, Rivers PDP tells INEC
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers State, has told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to declare Nyesom Wike, as the governor-elect of Rivers. State PDP chairman, Felix Obuah, stated this when he briefed journalists in Port Harcourt, on the suspended governorship election result of the state. Obuah said why INEC []The post Declare Wike governor-elect, Rivers PDP tells INEC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Okorocha opens up, accuses Imo REC of working for PDP
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Governor Rochas Okorocha has accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Imo State, Professor Francis Ezeonu, of working for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship elections in the state. He noted that by the RECs action, he had succeeded in wrecking democracy in the state. The governor who disclosed this []The post Okorocha opens up, accuses Imo REC of working for PDP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Monaco, Schalke join race for Onyekuru
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Super Eagles’ forward, Henry Onyekuru has continued to attract interests from top European clubs as French side Monaco are willing to rival PSG for the services of the Nigerian, AOIFootball.com confirmed. The 21-year-old had been impressive for Turkish giants, Galatasaray this season, netting 11 goals in all competitions despite predominantly playing from the flanks. He []The post Monaco, Schalke join race for Onyekuru appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oshoala on target in Barca’s 4-1 win
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala continued her impressive start to life in Spain, when she scored for the fourth time in four games, as FC Barcelona Ladies kept the pressure on league leaders, Atletico Madrid with a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad, AOIFootbal.com reported. After her impressive outing at the Cyprus Women’s Cup, where she []The post Oshoala on target in Barca’s 4-1 win appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Massive turnout for Trophy 5-a-side football tourney
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Emma Jemegah Since the official launch of the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour, there has been a massive turnout of interested would-be participants, who want to be a part of the excitement. The in-bar activations, which commenced March 7, will run through March 24, 2019, after which successful participants would be grouped into football teams []The post Massive turnout for Trophy 5-a-side football tourney appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CAF’s Ahmed denied entry visa to US
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Africa’s leading football official, Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar has been refused a visa to travel to the US to attend the crucial FIFA Council meetings in Miami at the end of this week, according to African sources. Ahmad, President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), is a key ally of FIFA President Gianni Infantino []The post CAF’s Ahmed denied entry visa to US appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Duarte to officiate Nigeria, Seychelles clash
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Cape Verde’s officials for the forthcoming 2019 AFCON qualifier match against Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. Fabricio Duarte was named as center referee for the last group game of the qualifier. He would be assisted by his compatriots; Jose Carlos Alexandre Pins Mendes (Assistant []The post AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Duarte to officiate Nigeria, Seychelles clash appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Police investigate Oyo House of Assembly chief whip over Rep’s murder
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Chief Whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, Wasiu Olafisoye Akinmoyede, representing Lagelu state constituency, is under investigation by the state police command in connection with the death of a federal lawmaker in Ibadan during the conduct of governorship and House of Assembly polls. Temitope Olatoye (Sugar), representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency was []The post Police investigate Oyo House of Assembly chief whip over Rep’s murder appeared first on The Sun N
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I started business as bus conductor ‘Maduka, Peace Mass boss
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Ayo Alonge Ace businessman, Sam Onyishi Maduka, is the Chairman of Peace Mass Transit Limited, one of the leading transport companies in Nigeria, which boasts of several thousands of buses shuttling major routes across the country. Having started out as a bus driver and a spare part dealer, earlier in life, Maduka believes that his []The post I started business as bus conductor ‘Maduka, Peace Mass boss appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Wells Carlton, Eko, Ibom Hotels, others win big at Nigeria Travel Awards
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Gilbert Ekezie The Wells Carlton Hotels & Apartments, Abuja, won the ‘Hotel of the Year’ award, while Eko Hotel & Suites won the ‘Best Business Hotel’ and ‘Jumia Travel Booking’ awards at the 3rd edition of the Nigeria Travel Awards, organised by Jumia Travel, Nigeria’s leading online travel agency, recently at Four Points by Sheraton, []The post Wells Carlton, Eko, Ibom Hotels, others win big at Nigeria Travel Awards appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Minimum wage:Senator Adeola urges RMFC to review revenue allocation formula
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Chairman of Senate Committee on Local Content, Solomon Adeola, has called for the review of revenue allocation formula by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission (RMFC), as a way of effectively implementing the recommended N30,000 minimum. Making his contribution during a meeting of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Minimum Wage, chaired by Senator Francis []The post Minimum wage:Senator Adeola urges RMFC to review revenue allocation formula appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Using corn silk as medicine
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Corn silk is the silky, soft tassels found inside the husks of the Indian corn. The silk is cut off when the husks are fresh. It is dried in a warm and airy room or in a drying shed. The drying process takes approximately 1-2 weeks. The dried corn silk is cut and stored in []The post Using corn silk as medicine appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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New LUTH cancer centre begins operations May 1
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Moshood Adebayo Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Chris Bode, has disclosed the NSIA-LUTH Cancer Centre, commissioned recently by President Muhammadu Buhari, will open its doors to patients on May 1. He also revealed that the multi-billion facility, described as the best cancer centre in West Africa, when fully []The post New LUTH cancer centre begins operations May 1 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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LCCI tasks BoI on loan disbursement to SMEs
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
As part of its advocacy role to bolster small businesses in the country, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), in collaboration with the Financial Services Group (FSG), have called on the Bank of Industry (BoI) to disburse more loan facilities to Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. The call was made []The post LCCI tasks BoI on loan disbursement to SMEs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Menopause: No cause for worries
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
As a facilitator in health talks in churches and social organisation, I have found that most questions asked centred on middle age challenges. The most commonly asked are on arthritis, diabetes, hypertension and menopause. I had promised on various occasions that I would populate my column with menopause on a convenient time and inform them. []The post Menopause: No cause for worries appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tension as lecturers pass no confidence vote in zonal chair
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti Aggrieved lecturers of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) branch of Federal University, Oye Ekiti, yesterday, passed a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the zonal chairman of the union, Prof. Olufayo Olu Olu, for allegedly blackmailing the ASUU branch of the institution. Identifying themselves as Forum of Concerned Academics []The post Tension as lecturers pass no confidence vote in zonal chair appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari appoints new directors for NSIA
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of two new Executive Directors for the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) in his quest to take the establishment to the next level. The appointees are Mrs. Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli, the Chief Operating Officer who was reappointed as Executive Director for a second term. The second []The post Buhari appoints new directors for NSIA appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Can lawyers, please, save us by serving just as counsel
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
One is at a loss whether to blame the TV stations, their show hosts, or just the interloper professionals, especially the lawyers. Every now and again, one runs into a Nigerian TV show hosting a professional outside his or her area of competence. And that professional in grievous error is promoted as an expert in []The post Can lawyers, please, save us by serving just as counsel’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CSOs: South East deserves senate president or speaker
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Magnus Eze, Enugu Ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, the Coalition of South East Civil Society and Human Rights Organisations, has said anything less than the senate president or speaker of the House of Representatives is not good enough for the South East. The zone, they said, has, since 1999, held the []The post CSOs: South East deserves senate president or speaker appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Consumers hail Capri-Sun 100ml pouch size
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
At a retail price of N50, Capri-Sun, the favourite fruit drink of children in Nigeria, has been introduced in a new 100ml pouch size 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 more importantly, to []The post Consumers hail Capri-Sun 100ml pouch size appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Getting around the elephant story
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Last week, I made good the promise to find the last frontier of elephant den in South-West Nigeria and give an update of the foreign invasion of our forest reserves ecosystem. Certainly and unarguably, Nigeria’s flora and fauna resources are threatened more than ever before. From the south, to west, east to north, true pictures []The post Getting around the elephant story appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria, India to expand $12bn investment
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja Nigeria and Indian governments are working on ways to enhance the $12 billion annual bilateral trade between both countries in a way that would focus on more investments. Receiving the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Shri Abhav Thakur, in his office, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, lauded []The post Nigeria, India to expand $12bn investment appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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I’ll leave legacy of stronger Delta -Okowa
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba Stillbasking in the euphoria of his re-election, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, promised to leave a legacy of a stronger state that will be a pace setter in Nigeria. He said his victory at last Saturday’s governorship election was a motivation to do more for the state, assuring that he will []The post I’ll leave legacy of stronger Delta -Okowa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Fighting bribery and corruption in Nigeria: Mission impossible’ (4)
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Congratulations to my fellow Nigerians on the ‘successful’ completion of the presidential, gubernatorial and house of assembly elections that have ushered in new leaders for the next four years in the country. Leaders that we hope would perform better than the last set and, in the cases of re-election, we hope they would greatly improve []The post Fighting bribery and corruption in Nigeria: Mission impossible’ (4) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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As Balance of Payment rises $2.80m ‘ CBN report
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said on Wednesday that the country’s Balance of Payment improved further in the 4th quarter of 2018, as it recorded a surplus of $2.80 million, from $4.54 million recorded in the third quarter of the same year. The CBN disclosed this in a report titled: ‘Brief on Balance of []The post As Balance of Payment rises $2.80m ‘ CBN report appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We’ll continue to pursue peace in Niger Delta ‘Army
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Nigerian Army has declared that it will continue to work towards peace in all the communities in the Niger Delta region. The Brigade Commander, 16 Brigade, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Brigadier General Kelvin Aligbe, who made the declaration, yesterday, said the army would continue to explore ways to enthrone peace in all []The post We’ll continue to pursue peace in Niger Delta ‘Army appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Uncommon tale of two states
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
I admire the exchange of batons in Kwara and Oyo states. In fact, I love it. One is unique, the other is peculiar. What a rare combination! An uncommon tale of two states. And these two states are very dear to me. I have strong affinity with them. Kwara is my home state, while Oyo []The post Uncommon tale of two states appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Obaseki visits scene of Afuze attack, condemns killing of police officers
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, visited the Divisional Police Headquarters, Afuze, in Owan East Local Government Area of the state, which was attacked by yet-to-be identified bandits, who killed four police officers and blew up the police facility with Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Obaseki condemned the attack and promised the culprits will be arrested []The post Obaseki visits scene of Afuze attack, condemns killing of police officers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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OML 11: Presidency orders NNPC to take over entire operatorship
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Adewale Sanyaolu Twenty Six years after oil exploration came to an end in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 11 located in Ogoni, Rivers State, the Presidency has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to take over the operatorship of the oil asset. A letter in possession of Daily Sun with reference number SH/COS/24/A/8540 addressed to []The post OML 11: Presidency orders NNPC to take over entire operatorship appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Inconclusive elections
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Over the years the electoral umpire in Nigeria, Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC], has gone through series of reforms. Even its name has changed from what is was in the days of Professor Humphrey Nwosu, National Electoral Commission [NEC]. Perhaps the addition of the word ‘Independent’ would wrest it from the apparent clutch of the []The post Inconclusive elections appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Controversy in Senate over Nigeria’s rising debt
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Fred Itua, Abuja Nigeria’s rising debt profile yesterday, came to the front burner on the floor of the Senate during debate on the general principles of the N8.83 trillion 2019 budget, when senators called for caution on the part of the Executive to avoid throwing the country into another debt trap. Deputy Senate President, Ike []The post Controversy in Senate over Nigeria’s rising debt appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Promises of a new day
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
This headline was first broached in this column and in this newspaper on May 7, 2007. An uncommon occurrence had taken place then. Ikedi Ohakim had emerged as governor of Imo State. His emergence was hardly expected. It was against the run of play. The development, naturally, came with cheers and jeers. I deployed this []The post Promises of a new day appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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May 29: Osinbajo heads projects auditing committee
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Ahead of the May 29 inauguration ceremony, President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a committee headed by the Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. The committee, will be inaugurated today. Buhari, who won his re-election bid on February 23, is expected to commence his last lap in office from []The post May 29: Osinbajo heads projects auditing committee appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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21 MDAs rake in N11.5bn in 2017
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
An estimated N11.59 billion was remitted as independent revenue into the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) in 2017, a report by the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) said yesterday. The 2017 Annual Reports and Audited Accounts of the organisation released on Wednesday in Abuja, said 21 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government remitted the []The post 21 MDAs rake in N11.5bn in 2017 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Our mumu don do: Charly Boy, Deji Adeyanju end relationship
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Fred Ezeh, Abuja The crack in ‘our mumu don do’ movement, led by ace music star, Charles Oputa, otherwise known as Charly Boy, widened, yesterday, with the sudden resignation of Prince Deji Adeyanju, a key member of the group. His resignation came few weeks after he returned from incarceration, having spent almost three months in []The post Our mumu don do: Charly Boy, Deji Adeyanju end relationship appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ElectoralBlood Shedding (EBS)
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
It is a known fact thatwithout blood, there can be no life. So therefore, blood is life. Truly, God creates every life andthey are precious. Life should bejealously preserved because human life means a lot before God. No wonder God said that blood speaks and can communicate. (Genesis chapter 4 verse 8-10). Wasting or sheddingof []The post ElectoralBlood Shedding (EBS) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Closing the gender gap
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Caleb Adebayo FROM the very moment the woman steps into the market, she is assaulted; hands grabbed, buttocks slapped, names called and whatever demeaning else you can think of. It’s the same thing when she commutes daily to work, even in the office dress and all. Or even when she just takes a casual walk []The post Closing the gender gap appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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As Enugu guber poll ends in praise
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Samson Ezea With the massive and overwhelming victory of Enugu State governor and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the just concluded governorship election, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyichukwu Lawrence Ugwuanyi, the slogan and message in the Coal city has changed from it will end in Praise to indeed, it has ended in Praise. []The post As Enugu guber poll ends in praise appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Unemployment: Where are job creation strategies
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun.’ THOMAS CARLYLE, Chartism The above quote is aptly fitting for the concluding part of this piece which will further expose the ills of massive chronic unemployment and underemployment among age categories, particularly the []The post Unemployment: Where are job creation strategies’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Now is the time for the people’s constitution
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Ayo Oyoze Baje AMENDMENT of a nation’s constitution is never a tea party. Especially given our peculiar challenges of long-drawn ethnic disharmony, political marginalization of some sections of the country, bloated bureaucracy, over concentration of political and economic powers at the executive arm of government and a legislature considered as one of the most expensive []The post Now is the time for the people’s constitution appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Reducing Nigeria’s hearing impairment burden
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Recently, the Head of Ear, Nose and Throat Department of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra state, Dr. Evaristus Afiadigwe, disclosed that 8.5 million Nigerians have hearing disabilities. Dr. Afiadigwe, who is the senior consultant Otorhinolaryngologist, stated this on March 4 at an event to commemorate this year’s World’s Hearing Day. The []The post Reducing Nigeria’s hearing impairment burden appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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