Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Saturday 16th March 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun’s election excites Gov Oyetola
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has expressed confidence in the ability of Lagos State Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Ogun State counterpart Dapo Abiodun to perform to the expectation of their people. He described the two of them as ‘capable and able given their antecedent.’ Governor Oyetola stated this in a message of congratulation to []The post Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun’s election excites Gov Oyetola appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Guber poll: PDP cautions INEC against cancelling more results in Bauchi
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against cancelling results already declared in the Bauchi governorship election. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan,gave the warning, yesterday,at a press briefing in Abuja. Ologbondiyan stated that pressure was already being mounted on the electoral commission to cancel []The post Guber poll: PDP cautions INEC against cancelling more results in Bauchi a
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Guber poll: UPP, Nsukka people congratulate Ugwuanyi
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
One of the leading opposition political parties in Enugu State, the United Progressive Party (UPP), has joined the league of 70 other political parties and groups to congratulate Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on his re-election as the governor of the state. In a congratulatory message signed on behalf of the UPP by its State Chairman, Ken []The post Guber poll: UPP, Nsukka people congratulate Ugwuanyi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rivers APC crisis: Amaechi, Magnus Abe fight dirty over Buhari
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Tony John, Port Harcourt The Senator representing Rivers South-East District in the National Assembly, Magnus Ngei Abe has called on the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and his supporters in Rivers State to stop abusing President Muhammadu Buhari over the predicament of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State. He said that Nigerians have []The post Rivers APC crisis: Amaechi, Magnus Abe fight dirty over Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Hide your face in shame, Uzodinma tells Okorocha
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC), Imo State governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma, has chided Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, advising him to hide his face in shame instead of blaming him and the national leadership of the party over his failed plot to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as governor of the state. []The post Hide your face in shame, Uzodinma tells Okorocha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PDP raises alarm over allegedN17bn illegal transactions by Okorocha
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
George Onyejiuwa, Owerri The Imo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Charles Babatunde Ezekwem, has raised alarm over an alleged N17 billion financialtransactions between the Imo State government and two banks within the week. He also alleged that the governor’s appointees and cohorts have stolen over 150 vehicles belonging to the government. Ezekwem []The post PDP raises alarm over allegedN17bn illegal transactions by Okorocha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Okorocha, Ihedioha fight over Imo treasury
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has accused the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, of being interested only in the state treasury, even as he said that his successor has no constitutional powers to issue directives to banks when he has not yet been sworn in as governor. Okorocha, in a statement issued by his Chief Press []The post Okorocha, Ihedioha fight over Imo treasury appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How APC won Zamfara polls ‘ Gov. Yari
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has explained why the elections in Zamfara were successful despite the crisis that trailed the ruling party in the state. According to him, as the pioneer Chairman of the governorship primary for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, where he was able to successfully manage []The post How APC won Zamfara polls ‘ Gov. Yari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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6 policemen detained over burnt INEC centres in Ebonyi
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki Ebonyi State Police Command has said that six policemen sent to guard three Registration Area Centres (RACs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Okposi Umuoghara, Ezza North Local Government Area, set ablaze by thugs, have been arrested and detained. No fewer than 36,392 registered voters in three out of 11 []The post 6 policemen detained over burnt INEC centres in Ebonyi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019 polls: Army sets up committee to probe alleged soldiers’ misconduct
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Army has set up a nine-man committee, headed by Maj.-Gen. T.A. Gagariga, to probe alleged complaint of misconduct leveled against its personnel during the just concluded general elections. According to a statement by the spokesman of the army on Friday, Col. Sagir Musa, other members of the committee are Brig.-Gen. J.M. Ali, Brig.-Gen. []The post 2019 polls: Army sets up committee to probe alleged soldiers’ misconduct appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Dream Team doctors lied against me ‘ Baruwa
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Joe Apu Abiodun Baruwa, to many who followed the Nigeria Dream Team captained by Nwankwo Kanu to win the Altanta’96 Olympic gold remains a key figure of the team despite not being in goal all through the football event. But 23 years on, the goalkeeper now resident in the United Kingdom gave an insight into []The post Dream Team doctors lied against me Baruwa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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World Cup Draws: D’ Tigers in Pot 7 alongside Senegal, New Zealand, Angola
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
The Federation of International Basketball has put Nigeria in pot 7 alongside Senegal, New Zealand and Angola ahead of the Men’s World Cup draw coming up on Saturday, March 16, at Shenzhen Bay Arena. The 32 teams which qualified for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 were shared among eight (8) pots of four (4) []The post World Cup Draws: D’ Tigers in Pot 7 alongside Senegal, New Zealand, Angola appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Europa League Draw: Arsenal battles Napoli
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Arsenal have been drawn against Napoli, while Chelsea will face Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-finals. Villarreal take on fellow Spanish side Valencia with Portuguese team Benfica playing Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt. The first and second legs will be played on 11 April and 18 April, with the semi-final draw keeping Arsenal and Chelsea apart []The post Europa League Draw: Arsenal battles Napoli appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tottenham faces Manchester City in Champions League quarters
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Tottenham will play Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Manchester United have been drawn against Barcelona. Last year’s beaten finalists Liverpool will play Porto, and Ajax will face Juventus in the other ties. The semi-final draw was also made and Manchester United will meet Liverpool if both win their last-eight ties. The quarter-final []The post Tottenham faces Manchester City in Champions League quarters appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rohr hands Udoh late invitation for Seychelles, Egypt ties
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Enyimba defender Ikouwen Udoh has been handed a late invitation to the Super Eagles for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles and the international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt, Completesports.com reports. Udoh, who is the captain of Nigeria’s U-20 side, the Flying Eagles, joined his Enyimba teammate, Valentine Ozornwafor and []The post Rohr hands Udoh late invitation for Seychelles, Egypt ties appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Injury rules Samuel Kalu out
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Super Eagles winger, Samuel Kalu is expected to miss Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles and a friendly tie against Egypt due to injury. Confirming the report on Friday was the team spokesman Toyin Ibitoye, who stated that the youth team captain Ikouwem Udoh, 19, would replace 21-year-old Kalu, whose mother was []The post Injury rules Samuel Kalu out appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Wilder rejects deal to fight Anthony Joshua
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has reportedly turned down DAZN’s $100million, three-fight offer to take on Dominic Breazeale and Anthony Joshua. Reports emerged over the past few days claiming the streaming service were prepared to pay astronomical figures to secure Wilder, having met with the Bronze Bomber and his co-managers, Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon, []The post Wilder rejects deal to fight Anthony Joshua appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019 NPFL-La Liga U-15 screening holds in Asaba, Kaduna
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Verification of registration documents for the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Clubs youth tournament has been scheduled to hold in Asaba and Kaduna. The League Management Company announced dates and centers for the exercise which is a collaboration between the LMC and Spanish Football League (LaLiga) The tournament named NPFL/Laliga U-15 Promises will hold []The post 2019 NPFL-La Liga U-15 screening holds in Asaba, Kaduna appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2018/2019 UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
The following is the draw for the Europa League quarter-finals made by UEFA on Friday: Arsenal vs Napoli Villarreal vs Valencia Benfica vs Eintracht Frankfurt Slavia Prague vs Chelsea (Reuters/NAN)The post 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG reads riot act to MDAs over non-migration to IPPIS
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja The Federal government has warned recalcitrant Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of unpalatable consequences following their blatant refusal to move their payroll to the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), as directed President Muhammadu Buhari a few years ago. IPPIS was conceptualized in October 2006 by the Federal Government as one of []The post FG reads riot act to MDAs over non-migration to IPPIS appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Boeing unveils world’s longest passenger jet
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja Aircraft manufacturing giant, Boeing has unveiled the B777X, reputed to be the longest passenger jetliner in the world. The gigantic aircraft was presented to the company’ employees inside the airframer’s main wide-body manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines B737 MAX last Sunday stalled the formal unveiling ceremony hitherto []The post Boeing unveils worlds longest passenger jet appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kajuru attacks displace 3,000 people ‘LG boss
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
No fewer than 3,000 people were displaced by the recent attacks on some communities by gunmen in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the Council Chairman, Mr Cafra Caino has said. Addressing a news conference in Kajuru on Friday, Caino said that steps have been taken to address the incessant attacks and wanton killings []The post Kajuru attacks displace 3,000 people ‘LG boss appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Patience Jonathan to forfeit another N2. 4bn, Supreme Court rules
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
The Supreme Court yesterday, dismissed an application filed by Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, seeking to upturn the interim forfeiture order by a Federal High Court, Lagos, placed on the sum of N2.4 billion linked to her. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had traced the said sum to her and []The post Patience Jonathan to forfeit another N2. 4bn, Supreme Court rules appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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School building collapse: 20 pupils, others brought in dead to hospital ‘Lagos Govt
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said that 20 victims of the Itafaji School building collapse were brought in dead to the General Hospital in Lagos. Idris made the fact known during his visit to the hospital on Friday in Lagos. According to him, the corpses have been released []The post School building collapse: 20 pupils, others brought in dead to hospital ‘Lagos Govt appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Building collapse: CDHR calls for coroner inquest
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Romanus Okoye The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), has called for coroner’s inquest into the collapsed building that led to the death of innocent children. In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Henry Peter Ekine, CDHR asked the Lagos State government to activate the extant Coroner Law and described []The post Building collapse: CDHR calls for coroner inquest appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Chinese Embassy donates N10m ICT hub to Femi Adesina’s alma mater
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan TheChinese Embassy in Nigeria on Friday donated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub worth over N10 million to the Origbo Community High School (OCHS), in Ipetumodu, Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina, who facilitated the project, is []The post Chinese Embassy donates N10m ICT hub to Femi Adesina’s alma mater appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Offa robbery: Police asked me to implicate Saraki ‘Suspect
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin A suspect in last year’s robbery attacks on commercial banks in Offa, Kwara State, Ayoade Akinnibosun, yesterday told an Ilorin High Court, how the police asked him to implicate the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. Akinnibosun and two other suspects, Ibikunle Ogunleye (2nd accused person) and Adeola Abraham (3rd accused person) []The post Offa robbery: Police asked me to implicate Saraki ‘Suspect appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Again, 3-storey building collapses in Ibadan
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Barely two days, after a building collapsed at Ita Faaji on Lagos Island and dispatched many souls to their early graves, another three-storey building under construction has collapsed at Sogoye in Bode area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The building reportedly came down at 5:54p.m when site workers were preparing to []The post Again, 3-storey building collapses in Ibadan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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A 3-storey building collapses in Ibadan
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Barely two days after a building collapsed in Ita Faaji on Lagos Island, and killed many innocent people many of them children, another three-storey building has collapsed this time at Sogoye in Bode area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The building reportedly went down at 5:54p.m when site workers were []The post A 3-storey building collapses in Ibadan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari to inspect Lagos-Ibadan rail project May 29 ‘ Amaechi
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Romanus Ugwu Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will be inspecting the Lagos-Ibadan railway line before his May 29 swearing-in ceremony, urging the contractor, CCECC to expedite action on the project. Fielding questions from newsmen during an inspection of the project in Ibadan on Friday, he lamented that the decision []The post Buhari to inspect Lagos-Ibadan rail project May 29 Amaechi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ihedioha has no right to issue directives to banks yet ‘ Okorocha
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Governor Rochas Okorocha has frowned at the recent order by Emeka Ihedioha directing banks not to transact business with the state government henceforth. In a press statement he issued through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo,the governor maintained that Ihedioha does not have the right yet to dish out such orders, claiming []The post Ihedioha has no right to issue directives to banks yet Okorocha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Being a mum: How to help your child deal with disappointment
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
No matter how old your child, he or she is going to face multiple disappointments throughout their life. These can range from minor letdowns such as not getting invited to a classmate’s birthday party, to major life events which may include not being accepted to their top-choice university. These are part of growing up, and []The post Being a mum: How to help your child deal with disappointment appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Who are your parents’ caregivers
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
It is the prayers of almost every child for their parents to live long in good health, but only a handful get to live long in good health and independence. When your parents are aged, fall sick, become bedridden and fully dependant on the people around them, who takes care of them’ This happened recently. []The post Who are your parents’ caregivers’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Jungle Justice
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
It was Christmas time, precisely December 24, 2018. In one of the villages in Anambra State, was a bad date for the big cow bought for the celebration. The family members and their children had gathered to watch it being slaughtered. What started with great excitement for a young teenager, turned ashes in his mouth []The post Jungle Justice appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why I want Imo election declared inconclusive
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
I come from Imo State, but, please, before you begin to jubilate, that fact is inconclusive. Ok, if you want to argue with me, what part of it do I come from’ You don’t know except I tell you’ Brothers and Sisters in Crisis, you see, that was why I told you earlier that the []The post Why I want Imo election declared inconclusive appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Married women and the imperative of HIV test
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Many married women in Nigeria need to start going for HIV tests. This is not the time to be ignorant about your HIV status especially if you are married to a chronic cheat or what we call community penis on social media. Even if your husband behaves like an angel, talks like a saint, provides []The post Married women and the imperative of HIV test appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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In the boardroom with the obi of Onitsha: 7 Habits of an effective board leader
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Whether in the boardroom of Unilever, Nigeria’s oldest manufacturing company or sitting among a board of wise elders called Obi-in-Council, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha has the charisma and wisdom of King Solomon to be able to lead effectively, wearing two caps’the traditional and the corporate. And he performs those two roles []The post In the boardroom with the obi of Onitsha: 7 Habits of an effective board leader appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Imperative for sovereign national conference (I)
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Olawumi Ajaja Restructuring is a term which has become more and more widely canvassed in different parts of Nigeria in the past few years. The concept has been made nebulous by politicians who ascribe different meanings to it. Resource control, geographic restructuring and power devolution have been taunted by various groups. Several months ago when []The post Imperative for sovereign national conference (I) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The untold story of my wealth
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Otunba Michael Olasubomi Balogun, Group Chairman, First City Group Limited, and the Olori Omo-Oba of Ijebu among other numerous accolades, clocked 85 last Saturday. Born on March 9, 1934, Otunba Balogun, an accomplished personality in various areas of life, especially the banking industry, in Nigeria and across the globe, needs no introduction as his prowess []The post The untold story of my wealth appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Murder in lagos cathedral
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Lawrence Enyoghasu Since Thursday, February 28, security at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church located on Olowokere Street, at NNPC Bus-Stop, besides Hi-Point Hotel, off Ejigbo-Isolo Road, Lagos, has been more tightened than ever before. This follows the gruesome murder on the church premises, by gunmen, of a man said to have gone to a []The post Murder in lagos cathedral appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Survivors’ tales
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
But as loved ones say final goodbye to the departed in such mournful mood, survivors of the collapsed building have continued to share testimonies of their narrow escape from death. One of them, Mr. Moruf Abdulhakeem, a Primary 5 and 6 teacher in the affected school, Ohen Nursery and Primary School, said he went out []The post Survivors’ tales appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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School building collapse: Tears, agony as lagos releases corpses of 20 pupils, others for burial
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Chioma Igbokwe, Lawrence Enyoghasuand Gilbert Ekezie Many could not hold back tears, relatives, sympathisers and onlookers alike, when the Lagos State government, yesterday, released the bodies of 20 people including school pupils who died in the Lagos collapsed building on Wednesday. As broad-day reality hit many of them who have been praying and hoping that []The post School building collapse: Tears, agony as lagos releases corpses of 20 pupils, others for burial appeared first on The Sun Nige
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So sad’a woman’s hell in bonfire
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Linus Oota, Lafia It was a tragedy she did not see coming, nor imagined would ever befall her in her fruitless search for a baby she would call her own. A double tragedy that re-echoed with grim and gruesome spectre the famous timeless quote of Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of United States: []The post So sad’a woman’s hell in bonfire appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Back from hell
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Ngozi Uwujare Egyptian Reda Elsayed Hassanein thought he was on his way to Nigeria to wrap up a lucrative business deal the day he boarded a flight from Cairo to Abuja. Even though he can hardly speak English, the conversation in the WhatsApp chat with his Nigerian businessman partner was clear enough and he had []The post Back from hell appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Amnesty programme: 365 days of Dokubo’s restoration mission
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Murphy Ganagana Madam Ekioukere Foster hails from Bayelsa State but resident in Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government of Delta State. A few weeks ago, she was among thousands of beneficiaries of starter packs distributed by the Presidential Amnesty Programme to empower residents of communities impacted during the Niger Delta crises. Since luck visited her []The post Amnesty programme: 365 days of Dokubo’s restoration mission appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Cockroaches of the National Assembly
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Henry A. Onwubiko, PhD. My father once told me that it is the business of the snake to reproduce long things. As a consequence and a victim of his idiom, I have been accused of being too quick to state the obvious. Without retreat, I venture to state that the last sixteen years of the []The post Cockroaches of the National Assembly appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Emmanuel Elebute (1932-2019)
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Nigeria has lost a renowned medical icon and consummate administrator in the death of Professor Emmanuel Adeyemo Elebute on February 23. His passage has attracted tributes from eminent Nigerians and members of the medical profession. No doubt, his death is a huge loss to Nigeria and the medical profession the world over. Born in Lagos []The post Emmanuel Elebute (1932-2019) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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My mum’s spirit always watches over me ‘Oge Kimono, singer
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Tony Ogaga Ever since her dad passed on last year, Oge Kimono has constantly been in the news, albeit for good. In this chat, she opens up on her growing up, her dad and her greatest decision ever. She also talks about her latest singles and her album project, which she intends to drop later []The post My mum’s spirit always watches over me ‘Oge Kimono, singer appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Netflix grabs Nollywood film, Chief Daddy
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
A Nollywood film, Chief Daddy, will now be available on Netflix worldwide from March 15, 2019. The Niyi Akinmolayan film, which enjoyed critical acclaim in Nigeria and Ghana, emerged the third highest grossing movie in Nollywood box office history. Chief Daddy is the third from the stable of EbonyLife Films to be acquired by Netflix []The post Netflix grabs Nollywood film, Chief Daddy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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