Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Thursday 21 March 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Elections: Enemies of Rivers struggling to disrupt collation ‘Wike
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said enemies of the state are working against collation of election results in the state. The governor said this at the Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday, when the National Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), led by the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, []The post Elections: Enemies of Rivers struggling to disrupt collation ‘Wike appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PDP guber aspirant congratulates Ihedioha over victory
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Gilbert Ekezie A People’s Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Imo State, in the last election, Mayor Godwin Ngozi Obi has congratulated the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha over his victory. He described Ihedioha’s victory as a good omen for the people of the state. Obi said as a research fellow of many published ideals, he knows []The post PDP guber aspirant congratulates Ihedioha over victory appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Plateau guber: Lalong diverted N20bn IDPs fund for re-election ‘Useni
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Gyang Bere, Jos Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Gen. Jeremiah Useni (Retd) has alleged that Governor Simon Lalong used the N20 billion support fund for rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs) to prosecute his re-election into office. He said []The post Plateau guber: Lalong diverted N20bn IDPs fund for re-election ‘Useni appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why ACF did not support Atiku in 2019 election ‘Sani
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Noah Ebije, Kaduna Barely a month after the winners and losers emerged in the presidential and National Assembly elections, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a socio-cultural mouthpiece of the North, has disclosed why it did not support the candidature of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 presidential race. The ACF had instead pitched []The post Why ACF did not support Atiku in 2019 election ‘Sani appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidential election: Lawyers list legal hurdles before Atiku
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Lukman Olabiyi The 2019 presidential poll might have come and gone, but the dust raised from its outcome is yet to settle. Stakeholders’ opinions too on the outcome vary, especially on the issues of rigging, voters’ inducement, militarisation of the poll, and other irregularities among others. All these, formed the particles of the dust that []The post Presidential election: Lawyers list legal hurdles before Atiku appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ihedioha not on vendetta against Okorocha -Ajike
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Vincent Kalu Lawyer and security expert, Ody Ajike, has said that Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha is not carrying out political vendetta against Governor Okorocha by declaring his intention to recover Imo properties allegedly acquired by the outgoing governor. What’s your reaction on the just concluded polls’ We must understand that democratic election is a []The post Ihedioha not on vendetta against Okorocha -Ajike appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari first term hindered by intra-party squabbles -Jaji
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Chukwudi Nweje Mallam Moyosore Jaji, a public affairs analyst and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the first term was hindered by intra-party squabbles. He is optimistic the second term will be fruitful. How do you see the just concluded 2019 general election’ We have to first thank []The post Buhari first term hindered by intra-party squabbles -Jaji appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Atiku, APC exchange fire
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Romanus Ugwu and Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that they won the 2019 presidential election by 1.6 million votes margin as a confirmation that they were suffering from post-election depression and hallucination. The APC presidential candidate and []The post Atiku, APC exchange fire appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tempers rise in Senate over military’s involvement in polls
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Fred Itua, Abuja Tempers flared on the floor of the Senate, yesterday, over plans by lawmakers to investigate alleged militarisation of the general elections. In a motion sponsored by Dino Melaye and seven other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators, the Senate condemned the massive use of military forces in the elections. It also directed its []The post Tempers rise in Senate over military’s involvement in polls appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari has performed above expectation ‘ Group
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Director of Awareness and Sensitisation of the National Movement for Re-election of Buhari (NMFRB), Prince Samuel Ojo, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the federal government has in the last four years corrected the anomalies of previous administrations. He cautioned the political class against heating the []The post Buhari has performed above expectation ‘ Group appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How to restore your computer after being hacked
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Chinenye Anuforo Hackers get into your computer for a variety of reasons. Some wish to steal sensitive information and sell it on the dark Web. Others will hold your computer to ransom till you pay up, while others are just in to mess you up or use your computer as a zombie in another elaborate []The post How to restore your computer after being hacked appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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N30,000 minimum wage: FG must discuss VAT hike with stakeholders ‘Labour
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
President of United Labour Congress (ULC), Mr. Joe Ajaero, has said any increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage would not be accepted except it is discussed with stakeholders in the Labour market. Ajaero disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos, yesterday, in reaction to []The post N30,000 minimum wage: FG must discuss VAT hike with stakeholders ‘Labour appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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6 Nigerians to represent Africa at Huawei ICT global competition in China
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Nigeria, at the heart of development, is playing a key role in representing Africa on the global stage of ICT knowledge and capacity building. With a growing youth population and rapid advancement in innovation and technology, Nigeria stands high and is noticeably growing in building technology hubs. The Yabacon Valley which attracts global presence is []The post 6 Nigerians to represent Africa at Huawei ICT global competition in China appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Airtel Nigeria unveils new number range, ‘0901
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Airtel Nigeria has announced a new number range, 0901, in line with its vision to empower more people as well as create opportunities for more Nigerians to succeed. Airtel has said the new 0901 number range, which brings its numbering series scheme to eight, will offer more Nigerians an opportunity to experience seamless telephony/mobile Internet []The post Airtel Nigeria unveils new number range, ‘0901’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Obasanjo demands apology over alleged N40, 000 NOUN yearly salary
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Fred Ezeh, Abuja, with agency report Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has faulted claims by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) that it pays him an annual allowance of N45, 000, for his role as its facilitator. The former president is a lecturer or facilitator at the Abeokuta campus of the university. On Tuesday, Vice []The post Obasanjo demands apology over alleged N40, 000 NOUN yearly salary appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ibom Air: ADC on my mind
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Before Akwa Ibom blossomed as a state, I had always loved everything about the people and their culture. Indeed, Akwa Ibom could easily become the centrepoint of Nigeria’s tourism aspirations if its leaders remain focused on development of key infrastructure that could fast-track tourism and hospitality. Akwa Ibom, in my opinion, is the veritable launch []The post Ibom Air: ADC on my mind appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Canon, Golden Effects host private press screening for ‘MOKALIK
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Canon Central and North Africa, leader in imaging solutions, yesterday hosted a private press screening of Golden Effects Pictures latest movie ‘MOKALIK’. The private screening had exclusive guest attendance including members of the media, key industry stakeholders, cast and crew. Canon also showcased the full range of Professional Canon cameras and lenses, enabling the Nigerian []The post Canon, Golden Effects host private press screening for ‘MOKALIK’ appeared first on The
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NDLEA uncovers another drug factory in Enugu
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Magnus Eze, Enugu Enugu state Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered an illicit drug factory manufacturing methamphetamine. State Commander, Adeyemi Adeofe, who paraded three suspects after addressing newsmen at the agency’s headquarters in Enugu, yesterday, disclosed that the first two were arrested with 100 kilogramme of ephedrine, last Saturday. He []The post NDLEA uncovers another drug factory in Enugu appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Facebook rolls out gaming tab feature
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
With the aim of making it easier for people to find and connect around their favorite games, streamers, groups, and more, Facebook today rolled out a dedicated Gaming tab in the main navigation bar that will be a central home for people to discover, play, watch, and share gaming content personalised for them. Introducing the []The post Facebook rolls out gaming tab feature appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Okoro-Awusa: The etymology
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Rochas Okorocha is the outgoing governor of Imo State. But the real story is that his charge and third term placeholder was beaten silly in the last governorship election in the said Imo State. Mr. Uche Nwosu, for such is the placeholder’s name, happens to be the son-in-law of the said Okorocha. To concoct the []The post Okoro-Awusa: The etymology appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Marafa seeks acting CJN, NJC’s intervention on Zamfara appeal
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Kabiru Garba Marafa, has written to the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, over the delay in the constitution of the appeal panel on Zamfara All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries’ tussle. Marafa, in a letter by his counsel, dated March 13, 2019, and []The post Marafa seeks acting CJN, NJC’s intervention on Zamfara appeal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Jigawa inferno sacks community
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse An early morning inferno has razed down over 50 houses and destroyed grain silos and several livestock in Barebari village in Ringim local government area of Jigawa state. The inferno, which started around 11:00a.m, on Tuesday, was put under control six hours later, after it destroyed everything it came into contact with []The post Jigawa inferno sacks community appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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System Specs, Fempower urge women to take careers in technology
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Chinenye Anuforo and Chiamaka Ajeemo As a result of the limited number of women in the technological field, a group; Fempower Africa, a social enterprise that trains, teaches and equips African women with technological, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills, in partnership with System Specs, has called on women to take career paths in technology. The group, []The post System Specs, Fempower urge women to take careers in technology appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Federal Fire Service unveils new fire fighting technology
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Federal Fire Service has unveiled the AFT Backpack, a new fire fighting technology, aimed at boosting fire fighting in the country. The technology, which is being pioneered into the country by Skytick Technology Global Limited, consists of AFT Backpack 9L Air Front Kopie, AFT Backpack 9L Air back Kopie, AFT Backpack []The post Federal Fire Service unveils new fire fighting technology appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Smile expands retail footprint with Quickteller Paypoint agents nationwide
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Smile, 4G LTE broadband telecommunications service provider, has collaborated with Interswitch Financial Inclusion Services Limited (IFIS) to make Smile ‘s products and services easily accessible via Quickteller Paypoint agent locations across Nigeria. The collaboration provides ease and flexibility of payment for everyone to have access to the super-fast, quality, reliable and affordable internet and voice []The post Smile expands retail footprint with Quickteller Paypoint agents nationwid
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www @ 30: Story of the Web
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The World Wide Web, commonly referred to as www, turned 30 last week. Envisaged in the lab of CERN, a large nuclear physics laboratory in Switzerland, the World Wide Web was first introduced as a proposal by Tim Berners-Lee to help his colleagues in CERN share information with different computers. The proposal was initially marked []The post www @ 30: Story of the Web appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Saraki, Ahmed, minister, others mourn Etsu Patigi
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of the Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Umar Chatta Ibrahim. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the late royal father as a man of peace whose reign witnessed monumental development in his domain, in particular, []The post Saraki, Ahmed, minister, others mourn Etsu Patigi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Itanna 2019 accelerator programme calls for applications
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Itanna, the venture platform launched by Honeywell Group in 2018, has announced the commencement of the 2019 edition of its Accelerator Programme and is calling for applications from tech-enabled startups. The 2019 edition will be the second programme for Itanna. Itanna launched in 2018 with four (4) cohort companies. The four cohort companies were chosen []The post Itanna 2019 accelerator programme calls for applications appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How NGE advocacy led to reduction of UTME fees ‘Registrar
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Prof. Ishiaq Oloyede, has revealed that the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) was instrumental to the reduction of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) fee from N5,000 to N3,500. He said this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, as part of preparations for the 2019 UTME, scheduled to []The post How NGE advocacy led to reduction of UTME fees ‘Registrar appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kudos, scepticism greet Senate’s approval of N30,000 minimum wage
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Joseph Inokotong, Abuja A cross section ofNigerians resident in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have expressed divergent views on the Senate’s passage of the N30,000 minimum wage. While some showered praises on the upper legislative chamber for a job well done, others expressed fear on its implementation, pointing out that many workers might be left []The post Kudos, scepticism greet Senate’s approval of N30,000 minimum wage appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Site engineer of Ibadan collapsed building may land in trouble
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The site engineer in charge of a three-storey building that collapsed last Friday, at Shogoye area of Idi-Arere, Ibadan, may land in trouble soon. The indication emerged as Oyo State Government, yesterday, said the engineer’s whereabouts is unknown, as he has refused to show up to explain, in writing, what caused the []The post Site engineer of Ibadan collapsed building may land in trouble appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG wades into FUOYE ASUU crisis
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti The Federal Ministry of Education has intervened in the crisis rocking the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which has involved the management of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE). Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university, Oladapo Fasina, who made the disclosure, yesterday, at Oye Ekiti, added that the supervising ministry, []The post FG wades into FUOYE ASUU crisis appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Memories of my father: A tribute to Josiah Udeaham Ohiaeri (Nwa Ohiaeri), 1919-2019
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
My father, Josiah Udeaham Ohiaeri, known to all by his famous exclamation, Nwa Ohiaeri, was born in January 1919 and lived for a century before his peaceful demise in his sleep at 4pm on January 2, 2019. His was a life of permanent adventure and challenges brought about by a challenged early life in a []The post Memories of my father: A tribute to Josiah Udeaham Ohiaeri (Nwa Ohiaeri), 1919-2019 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Court suspends ruling on Tuface N50 million suit against Blackface
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Romanus Okoye A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has suspended ruling on the defamation case between Tuface Idibia, his manager Efe Omorogbe, and his erstwhile Plantation Boys colleague, Blackface. Innocent Idibia, known as Tuface, and his manager Efe Omorogbe, as the claimants, had approached the court presided over by Justice Josephine Oyefeso claiming the []The post Court suspends ruling on Tuface N50 million suit against Blackface appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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