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Supplementary poll: INEC deploys 3 more RECS to Kano
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Desmond Mgboh, Kano Three additional Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) have been deployed to assist in the conduct of tomorrow’s supplementary governorship election in Kano State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kano State, Professor Shehu Risqua, disclosed this, yesterday, during a press briefing, where he said the RECs deployed include those of Kebbi, Ogun and Zamfara []The post Supplementary poll: INEC deploys 3 more RECS to Kano appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Families, businesses count cost as more buildings collapse in Lagos, Ibadan
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Maduka Nweke The wave of building collapse has cost Nigeria so much in assets and human capital. Although, it may not be difficult to quantify properties, human lives cannot be quantified and each time a building collapses, lives and properties go with it. This has had far-reaching effect on the psyche of those affected because []The post Families, businesses count cost as more buildings collapse in Lagos, Ibadan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Estate focus: Chevy View Estate, Chevron Drive, Lagos
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Chevy view estate is located along chevron drive, off the 7th roundabout (chevron roundabout) of the Lekki ‘ Epe expressway, and directly opposite the head office of Chevron Nigeria Limited. It is arguably a 30 minutes drive to Victoria Island during rush hour traffic (when using the shortcut route inside the estate) and 10 minutes []The post Estate focus: Chevy View Estate, Chevron Drive, Lagos appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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MKO family quits Ayobo residents
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Maduka Nweke Nigerians who bought plots of land at Igbo- Ilogbo, area of Ayobo, in Lagos State should be ready to either rebuy their plots of land or forfeit them if the public notice given by MKO Abiola family in respect of the parcel of land is anything to go by. The family of MKO []The post MKO family quits Ayobo residents appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Artworks in homes, growing culture in Nigeria ‘Bruno Eke
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Simeon Mpamugoh Chief Executive Officer, Simpli International Engr Bruno Eke, has said that the reason art is not fathomed as part of aesthetics of many homes and public places is because it is an emerging culture, adding that ‘if art events continue the way it is going, more Nigerian would start having artworks in their []The post Artworks in homes, growing culture in Nigeria ‘Bruno Eke appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Brexit making Brits stay home, spend less
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Uncertainty in the final days before the official Brexit deadline has put a drag on consumer spending plans, with fewer people buying cars, booking holidays, and purchasing new homes. New survey data released Monday from research firm IHS Markit showed consumers were less willing to spend money on big-ticket items this month as they reported []The post Brexit making Brits stay home, spend less appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Cosgrove unveils Smart Estate in Abuja
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Cosgrove Investment Limited has unveiled Cosgrove’s Smart Estate in Wuye, Abuja. The estate is a project established to help expand the frontiers of real estate in Nigeria and bridge the housing gap in the Federal Capital Territory. The exclusive ‘future-ready’ gated estate according to the company, offers a mix of 3 to 5 bedroom flats, []The post Cosgrove unveils Smart Estate in Abuja appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Best way to free your home of dust
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
No matter how clean your home may be, it’s probably still a little dusty. It’s a pervasive problem that everyone has to deal with every day. It’s more than an annoyance, however. For individuals who suffer from asthma, allergies, or other breathing problems, learning how to get rid of dust is of vital importance because []The post Best way to free your home of dust appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buying, renting property: Take these nuggets
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
For most intending house owners, certain considerations often come to mind when deciding where to buy or build a property. Some build or buy a home for the family, while others buy houses for business purposes. Whichever one you choose, there is a fundamental question on whether owning a home actually makes sense for your []The post Buying, renting property: Take these nuggets appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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TraderMoni to reach 10m petty traders ‘Presidency
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Trader Moni, a scheme to provide small funds for petty traders in Nigeria, is still on, and would soon reach 10 million petty traders in the country, the Presidency has said. It said the scheme has, so far, reached 30,000 beneficiaries in majority of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, []The post TraderMoni to reach 10m petty traders ‘Presidency appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Alleged ICPC probe: Yar’Adua Foundation denies ownership of property
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
The Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation has denied ownership of an asset linked to it by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission; as part of the seizure of assets worth N4.8 billion. Director General of the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Jacqueline W. Farris, made the clarification in a statement in Abuja. She said: []The post Alleged ICPC probe: Yar’Adua Foundation denies ownership of property appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Obaseki okays contributory pension scheme for LG workers
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Edo State Government has unveiled plans to incorporate local government workers into the Contributory Pension Scheme by mid-year; to ensure seamless and hassle-free management. Edo Head of Service, Mr. Isaac Ehiozuwa, disclosed this during a meeting with local government chairmen, on the commencement of the contributory scheme. He said the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government embraced []The post Obaseki okays contributory pension scheme for LG workers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC desperate on Benue rerun ‘Ortom
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state is at war with itself and every other stakeholder in the electoral process. The governor, who said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, noted that the opposition party is either raining insults []The post APC desperate on Benue rerun ‘Ortom appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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North’ll field better candidate for 2023 presidency ‘Shettima
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Chinelo Obogo The president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima, has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a disappointment and revealed that the north plans to present a more competent candidate who will contest for president in 2023. What is your assessment of the recently concluded elections in Nigeria’ We had []The post North’ll field better candidate for 2023 presidency ‘Shettima appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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INEC must use supplementary elections to rewrite some wrongs ‘Ajaero
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Bimbola Oyesola For Comrade Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC), the just concluded elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are the worst in recent times in the history of Nigeria. He however chronicles his perception of the elections and how he thinks they could be made better in the future. []The post INEC must use supplementary elections to rewrite some wrongs ‘Ajaero appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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N17bn treasury: PDP in hurry to resume looting in Imo ‘Okorocha
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Governor Rochas Okorocha has alleged that members of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) are in a hurry and hungry to resume looting the treasury and properties of the State, following their recent concern and utterances on the state treasury. He said he is not surprised members of the party, having stayed out []The post N17bn treasury: PDP in hurry to resume looting in Imo ‘Okorocha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Abia North : Elders tackle police over Ohuabunwa
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Elders of Arochukwu in Abia State have accused police authorities of leaving suspects in electoral violence and manipulation of results during the February 23 Presidential/National Assembly elections in the town. They specifically accused the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Abdulmajid Ali and his counterpart in Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Anthony Ogbizi, []The post Abia North : Elders tackle police over Ohuabunwa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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US expresses displeasure over Nigeria’s elections
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The United States (US) Government, has expressed displeasure over Nigeria’s conduct of the 2019 general election. The US, however, said it would continue to follow closely, the supplementary elections. In a statement by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, the US said like many observer groups []The post US expresses displeasure over Nigeria’s elections appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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INEC proceeds with Bauchi, Adamawa supplementary guber polls
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The supplementary elections scheduled in Bauchi and Adamawa states will hold tomorrow, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said. According to the electoral commission yesterday, the litigation and order only affect the collation of results for the governorship election in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area. ‘Consequently, the supplementary elections will proceed as []The post INEC proceeds with Bauchi, Adamawa supplementary guber polls appeared first on T
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AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Eagles set to feast on Pirates in Asaba
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Confidence is high in the camp of the Super Eagles, as already-eliminated Pirates of Seychelles tackle the three-time African champions at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba in what kicks off a true football feast in the Delta State capital today. Today’s session is in fulfilment of the final day fixtures of the 2019 Africa Cup []The post AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Eagles set to feast on Pirates in Asaba appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bayern tables N16.1b for Onyekuru
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Everton loanee, Henry Onyekuru could become Nigeria’s first footballer to cost ’40 million (approximately N16.1 billion), with reports linking him with a summer move to German champions, Bayern Munich. Turkish sports daily Fanatik claimed Bayern Munich had contacted Everton over the availability of the winger and the German club had been quoted a fee in []The post Bayern tables N16.1b for Onyekuru appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Police beef up security for Super Eagles
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba In view of the dead rubber African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Seychelles senior national team, the Delta State Police Command said it has beefed up security within the Asaba capital territory. The match would be played today at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in []The post Police beef up security for Super Eagles appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We’re playing Seychelles for pride ‘Musa
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Super Eagles stand-in skipper, Ahmed Musa, who has led the Eagles brilliantly during this qualifying series is not underrating the Pirates of Seychelles inspite of the not-too-important nature of the game. Musa said the match would enable the Super Eagles players get in the right frame for the international friendly with the Pharaohs of Egypt []The post We’re playing Seychelles for pride ‘Musa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NCDMB, NLNG sign $1bn Train 7 Project Nigerian Content Plan today
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Adewale Sanyaolu History would be made today in Abuja as the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), seal a pact on the Nigerian Content Plan (NCP) for NLNG’s Train 7 project, estimated to cost $1billion. The Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, and the Managing Director []The post NCDMB, NLNG sign $1bn Train 7 Project Nigerian Content Plan today appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Clearing agents threaten to shut Lagos ports over multiple Customs checkpoints
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Steve Agbota and Uche Henry Clearing agents operating at the Western Zone Apapa and Tin-Can Island have issued a 72 hours ultimatum to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hameed Ali, to address the duplication of clearance processes at the seaports or risk a mass action that would precipitate a []The post Clearing agents threaten to shut Lagos ports over multiple Customs checkpoints appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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AFCON 2019 TV right: CAF must embrace fair play ‘Stakeholders
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Stakeholders have continued to raise eyebrow over the delay by the Confederation of African Football in taking a decision on the TV rights for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Two weeks ago, a tender was issued for an agency to manage CAF’s free-to-air rights in Africa, starting with AFCON 2019, in a move []The post AFCON 2019 TV right: CAF must embrace fair play ‘Stakeholders appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Consumers commend innovativeness of Hollandia Yoghurt Mixology
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
A recent visit to several lounges and bars across Nigeria showed increasing use of yoghurt, either enjoyed directly or as a taste-enhancing mixer. Hollandia Yoghurt Mixology has become a mainstay for consumers who are increasingly embracing yoghurt and drink-mixing culture as their taste evolve. Since its launch in 2016, consumers have commended Hollandia Yoghurt Mixology []The post Consumers commend innovativeness of Hollandia Yoghurt Mixology appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Mike Tyson to hit Nigeria for African heavyweight fight
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Former world heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, Prince of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will be in Nigeria in August for the African Heavyweight Champion title fight tagged, ‘Who’s The King of Africa’. The African Kings fight is one of the three world-class on the night, which also includes ABU African Super []The post Mike Tyson to hit Nigeria for African heavyweight fight appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Glo to showcase digital solutions at Africa CEO Forum
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
As chief executives of multinational companies and policymakers converge on Kigali, Rwanda, on March 25 and 26 for Africa CEO Forum, grandmasters of data, Globacom, has said that the event would provide a veritable platform for showcasing its range of customised digital solutions. The national operator, which is the apex Diamond Partner of the forum, []The post Glo to showcase digital solutions at Africa CEO Forum appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Eagles’ll beat Seychelles with Russia 2018 spirit ‘Ighalo
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has declared that he and his colleagues in the Super Eagles will use the spirit they had at last year’s World Cup to overwhelm Seychelles in their last match of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers today. Speaking of his expectations from the match at Stephen []The post Eagles’ll beat Seychelles with Russia 2018 spirit ‘Ighalo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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No MAX aircraft till after investigations ‘Air Peace
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Louis Ibah Chairman/CEO of Air Peace Airline, Mr. Allen Onyema, has said the airline had taken a decision to wait for the outcome of ongoing investigations by accident investigators on recent crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia involving the Boeing 737MAX before it could take delivery of 10 of its kind ordered from Boeing Corporation in []The post No MAX aircraft till after investigations ‘Air Peace appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Osagiede named US congressional 2019 global woman of excellence
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Apostle Eunice Gordon Osagiede, a social crusader for women and youth empowerment has won the prestigious United States of America Congress Women of Excellence award for the year 2019. She got the award along with 19 others out of the 150 that were screened across the globe. She is the only African woman that featured []The post Osagiede named US congressional 2019 global woman of excellence appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Star Lager-backed S’Eagles set to shine
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
The first indigenous beer to be brewed in Nigeria, Star Lager, will from this Friday in Asaba Delta State celebrate with passionate fans, as Super Eagles of Nigeria look set to shine in the last African Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifying match against Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi International Stadium. The encounter, which is a []The post Star Lager-backed S’Eagles set to shine appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rohr wants Eagles in Abuja
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr is not impressed with the lack of football infrastructure in the country and wondered why the national team cannot play international games in Abuja, which is a damning indictment of the Nigerian Football Federation. Since the appointment of the German as coach in 2016, the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in []The post Rohr wants Eagles in Abuja appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Address challenges facing manufacturing sector in Lagos, MAN urges Sanwo-Olu
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has urged the Governor-elect of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to address the challenges facing the manufacturing sector in the state. The association also urged Sanwo-Olu to implement the existing policies to ensure smooth and profitable operations of the sector in the state when he assumes office. The Director-General []The post Address challenges facing manufacturing sector in Lagos, MAN urges Sanwo-Olu appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ITF trains 20m Nigerians in 48 years
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
No fewer than 20 million Nigerians have been trained by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) since its inception in 1971, the Director General, Mr Joseph Ari has said. Ari said this Thursday in Enugu during a press briefing and retainer ship exploratory interface with journalists. The chief executive officer of the fund said that the []The post ITF trains 20m Nigerians in 48 years appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Seychelles duo predict shocker against Nigeria
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Ahead of today’s fixture between the Super Eagles and the Pirates of Seychelles’ midfielder, Jean-claude Christian Berlouis has promised Nigerians that he and his teammates would give the Eagles a good game at the Stephen Keshi stadium. Despite not having anything to play for beyond pride, Berlouis, speaking with Brila said they would fight to []The post Seychelles duo predict shocker against Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Expect 12% inflation rate this year -Emefiele
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has predicted a spike in the headline inflation to 12 per cent before scaling down this year just as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to pick up in the first half of the year due to the continued efforts of the []The post Expect 12% inflation rate this year -Emefiele appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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New minimum wage, proposed VAT: Expect tougher times, Umahi warns Nigerians
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki Following the passage of the new minimum wage bill by the National Assembly as well as the proposed increment from 5 to 35 per cent of the Value Added Tax (VAT) by the Federal Government, Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, has warned Nigerians to get ready to face tougher times ahead. []The post New minimum wage, proposed VAT: Expect tougher times, Umahi warns Nigerians appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Obaseki warns against disruption of activities at Benin Central Mosque
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has warned against disruption of prayers and other religious activities at the Benin Central Mosque, insisting that persons or groups found disturbing the area will be dealt with, accordingly. The governor gave the warning during a meeting with Muslim leaders in the state, led by Speaker of the House of []The post Obaseki warns against disruption of activities at Benin Central Mosque appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ijaw nation has made political progress in Delta ‘Clark
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba ELDER statesman and foremost leader of the Ijaw ethnic nationality, Edwin Clark, has said the recently concluded general election has put Ijaw nation in Delta State on the path of irreversible growth and progress politically. The South South leader, who spoke in Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, where he []The post Ijaw nation has made political progress in Delta ‘Clark appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Delta Assembly passes Freedom of Information Bill
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba The Freedom of Information Act will soon be domesticated in Delta State, following the passage of the state Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill during plenary, yesterday, at the floor of the House of Assembly in Asaba. Majority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Tim Owhefere, had presented the report of the []The post Delta Assembly passes Freedom of Information Bill appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ex-NYSC boss appeals to Buhari on gratuity, pension
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin Former director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Col. Peter Obasa (retd), has made a passionate appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to pay his gratuity and pension, 35 years after he was compulsorily retired by the military. Speaking with journalists in his Ilorin residence, yesterday, the 81-year-old retired soldier, who []The post Ex-NYSC boss appeals to Buhari on gratuity, pension appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Borno APC stakeholders urge Ndume to contest Senate president
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Borno State have appealed to the senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Mohammed Ali Ndume, to contest the president of the 9th Senate, arguing that he is more qualified than any other senator. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the spokesperson of the stakeholders, Dauda Danladi, said []The post Borno APC stakeholders urge Ndume to contest Senate president appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Niger votes N3.7bn to renovate governor’s lodge
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
John Adams Minna Niger State Government has said N3.7 billion would be aspent to renovate the governor’s official residence, abandoned by previous administration. The amount is aside the N1.9 billion earlier spent on fencing of the official residence, including the Government House. Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Zakari Jikantoro, made the disclosure to newsmen, after the []The post Niger votes N3.7bn to renovate governor’s lodge appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ekiti hands over 41-year-old abandoned road to contractor
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Ekiti State Government formally handed over the abandoned Ado-Iyin Road construction project to CCECC Nigeria Limited to commence work. The road was originally awarded in 1978. Handing the project over to the contractor, Governor Kayode Fayemi said he is committed to fulfilling all his electioneering promises in all sectors, especially in the area of infrastructure, []The post Ekiti hands over 41-year-old abandoned road to contractor appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Abia oil community cries against marginalisation
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Chinenye Anuforo A group, under the aegis of the Ukwa Consultative Assembly, has cried out against the political marginalisation of the Ukwa Community, in Abia State. The group, which made the disclosure, yesterday, at a meeting held at Obohia, Ukwa East, Abia State, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to look into the community’s direction as regards []The post Abia oil community cries against marginalisation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The annual pilgrimage
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
I am on my way back from New York, where I went to attend the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The commission is the body responsible for monitoring progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment globally, receiving annual reports from governments on their efforts, successes and challenges. After the Beijing Conference []The post The annual pilgrimage appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Enugu govt orders closure of unauthorised sewage dump site
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
The Enugu State government has ordered the closure of an unauthorised sewage dump site at Ugwuaji, in Enugu South Local Government Area of the State. The order was contained in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Prince Emeka Mamah, yesterday. This followed a video clip trending in the social []The post Enugu govt orders closure of unauthorised sewage dump site appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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