Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Monday 15th April 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

Afenifere, ACF, Ohanaeze have no business with politics ‘Okunnu
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Ismail Omipidan and Chima AmeachI Alhaji Lateef Femi Okunnu, 86, is a former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, equivalent of a minister, in the General Yakubu Gowon’s administration, from 1966 to 1975. He believes that for Nigeria to be great, it must return to the 12 states structure. This is even as he said []The post Afenifere, ACF, Ohanaeze have no business with politics ‘Okunnu appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Delta guber: Tribunal orders substituted service on Okowa
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba THE Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has ordered a substituted service on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, of the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Great Ogboru. Ogboru, in a petition marked EPT/DT/GOV/01/2019, is challenging the return of Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winner []The post Delta guber: Tribunal orders substituted service on Okowa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Our victory for Rivers people ‘Wike
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor,Nyesom Wike, has reiterated that his victory is for all Riverspeople, hence, a new beginning for the state. Speaking during a family thanksgiving at the Salvation Ministry Headquarters, in Port Harcourt, yesterday, Wike said despitethe political turmoil,nobody lost during the elections. He said: ‘Nobody has won and nobody has []The post Our victory for Rivers people ‘Wike appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tiger Woods: My biggest win ever
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
(NAN)Tiger Woods has described his 15th major and fifth Augusta National Masters trophy as his biggest win ever. It was an epic comeback for the 43 year-old American, who was once bogged down by career-threatening injury, to win the 83rd Masters on Sunday, with an unprecedented back-nine rally. Ending an 11-year major drought, the 43-year-old []The post Tiger Woods: My biggest win ever appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC’s claim on Atiku’s citizenship, diversionary ‘PDP
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) claim that its presidential candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian, is diversionary. The APC had, in its reply to the petition filed by the PDP and Atiku challenging the outcome of the February 23 presidential poll, []The post APC’s claim on Atiku’s citizenship, diversionary ‘PDP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Breaking: Tiger Woods wins Augusta Masters, his 15th major title
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
(NAN)Golf legend, Tiger Woods on Sunday ended his 11-year major title drought by winning Augusta Masters, his fifth green jacket and 15th major title. Woods fired a final-round two-under par 70 to finish on 13-under 275 for a one-shot victory to capture a $2.07 million (1.82 million euros) top prize and the green jacket symbolizing []The post Breaking: Tiger Woods wins Augusta Masters, his 15th major title appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Stakeholders seek genuine reconciliation in Kogi APC
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Worried by the dwindling political fortune of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, some stakeholders, under the aegis of Kogi Rescue Group, have urged the party’s national leadership to address the drift and reposition the party for future polls. The stakeholders said this on the heels of last week’s announcement by the []The post Stakeholders seek genuine reconciliation in Kogi APC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Sustain my free education policy, Okorocha tells Ihedioha
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Governor Rochas Okorocha has appealed to the incoming government of Emeka Ihedioha to sustain his free education policy for students and pupils in the state. According to the governor , free education represents an indirect empowerment to the widows and poor in the state. ‘My appeal has remained that there are certain []The post Sustain my free education policy, Okorocha tells Ihedioha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ethiopians Milaw, Burka dominate Paris Marathon
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
(NAN)Ethiopians won both the male and female races in the Paris Marathon on Sunday, with Abrha Milaw upstaging two-time defending champion Paul Lonyangata. Milaw clocked 2hr 07min 05sec, with Kenyan rival Lonyangata coming in third as 60,000 runners took to the streets of the French capital in cold, clear conditions. Gelete Burka produced a spurt []The post Ethiopians Milaw, Burka dominate Paris Marathon appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Zamfara APC: Supreme Court Receives Records of appeal
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The lingering legal dispute rocking the Zamfara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the conduct of its primaries has shifted to the Supreme Court. Already, the apex court has received the records of appeal in the appeal lodged by the governor-elect of Zamfara state, Alhaji Mukhtar Shehuand 37 others []The post Zamfara APC: Supreme Court Receives Records of appeal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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MTN bags CBN innovation award
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has recognised MTN Nigeria as the ‘Telco Partner of the Year’ at the just concluded 2019 Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme (EPIS) Efficiency Awards. Organised by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems (NIBSS), in collaboration with the CBN, the annual EPIS was designed to recognise, incentivise, reward and encourage high-performing stakeholders []The post MTN bags CBN innovation award appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya wins UFC Middleweight championship
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
(NAN)Few gave him a chance, but Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya has beaten Kelvin Gastelum to claim the Interim UFC Middleweight Championship by unanimous decision. Adesanya, who is a citizen of New Zealand outlasted Gastelum in a monumental battle, winning a unanimous decision by scores of 48-46 on all three judges’ cards, completing a meteoric 14-month rise []The post Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya wins UFC Middleweight championship appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why I am challenging Dino Melaye’s election ‘ Smart Adeyemi
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
EMMANUEL ADEYEMI, Lokoja Former Senator and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Kogi West senatorial District,Smart Adeyemi, has confirmed his decision to challenge the results of thejust concluded election at the tribunal, pointing out that thecandidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dino Melaye did not actually win the election as it was []The post Why I am challenging Dino Melayes election Smart Adeyemi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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IMF rates NSIA high on investment strategies
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rated the Nigerian Sovereign In- vestment Authority (NSIA) high, saying the agency has worked to ensure transparency, good governance, ac- countability and prudent investment practices. In clarifying IMF’s position on Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), its Senior Resident Representatives and Mission Chief for Nigeria, Mr. Amine Mati, said: ‘In []The post IMF rates NSIA high on investment strategies appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Sokoto chapter passes Vote of no Confidence on APC National Vice Chairman
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Sokoto State Executive Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) has passed a vote of no confidence on the party’s National Vice Chairman, North West, Malam Inuwa Abdulkadir. A statement signed by the state’s APC Chairman, Alhaji Bello Danchadi disclosed this on Sunday in Sokoto. Danchadi said the decision was taken after a meeting in []The post Sokoto chapter passes Vote of no Confidence on APC National Vice Chairman appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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No imminent plan to remove fuel subsidy ‘FG
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Amechi Ogbonna, Washington DC, USA AMID growing concerns over possible hike in the prices of refined petroleum products in Nigeria, the Federal Government yesterday said it has no immediate plan to gut the subsidy currently being enjoyed by the citizens despite a tacit support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for its removal. Nigeria’s Minister []The post No imminent plan to remove fuel subsidy ‘FG appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Afreximbank’s COFIT programme kicks off
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja Eleven African trade finance practitioners have embarked on the 2019 version of the Certificate of Finance in International Trade (COFIT) offered by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the FCI+IFG Union and the University of Malta. Making the disclosure in a statement, the banks Spokesman, Obi Emekekwue said the 2019 []The post Afreximbanks COFIT programme kicks off appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CBN urged to regulate online trading in Nigeria
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Fred Itua, Abuja United Global Resolve For Peace (UGRF), has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the regulation of all online trade merchant group defrauding Nigerians of their hard earned money through bitcoins and cryptocurrency, just as an online trade merchant, Paxful Incorporation based in Estonia has denied a media report that []The post CBN urged to regulate online trading in Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Afreximbank’s COFIT programme kicks off
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja Eleven African trade finance practitioners have embarked on the 2019 version of the Certificate of Finance in International Trade (COFIT) offered by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the FCI+IFG Union and the University of Malta. Making the disclosure in a statement, the banks Spokesman, Obi Emekekwue said the 2019 []The post Afreximbanks COFIT programme kicks off appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kachikwu challenges ExxonMobil, others on gas commercialization policy
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu has urged ExxonMobil and other International Oil Companies operating in Nigeria, to key into the gas commercialization policy of government for gas development in the country. Kachikwu gave the advise while fielding question from newsmen after visiting the ExxonMobil ErhaFloating Production Storage and Offloadingvessels (FPSO) []The post Kachikwu challenges ExxonMobil, others on gas commercialization policy appeared first on The Sun
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Lagos gridlock: Govt clampdown on illegal traders
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Task-force) unit and the state Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), at the weekend, jointly dislodged illegal trading activities on road setbacks and walkways around Ikeja area of the state. Chairman of the task-force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, said activities of the illegal traders, hawkers and other environmental nuisances []The post Lagos gridlock: Govt clampdown on illegal traders appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Fuel scarcity: NSCDC to shut defaulting stations
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has threatened to clampdown, from today, on petrol dealers hoarding or diverting products in Ekiti State. The NDCDC, Ekiti command, said it will not allow those it described as unscrupulous dealers to create artificial scarcity in the state, over non-existent anticipation that the official []The post Fuel scarcity: NSCDC to shut defaulting stations appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Falana gives petroleum ministry 7 days ultimatum over $60bn revenue loss
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Chukwudi Nweje Rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has given the Ministry of Petroleum Resources seven days; to account for alleged $60 billion oil revenue loss Falana also vowed to sue the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, if he fails to provide the information. The lawyer’s ultimatum []The post Falana gives petroleum ministry 7 days ultimatum over $60bn revenue loss appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Leave Uzodimma out of Calabar Port dredging ‘CCM
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The management of Calabar Channel Management (CCM) Company has said attempts to link the Imo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodimma, to the botched dredging of the Calabar Channel are politically motivated and diversionary to the real issues at stake in the project. Managing Director of the company, Bart []The post Leave Uzodimma out of Calabar Port dredging ‘CCM appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Dickson: FG must fish out killers of Ijaw people in Niger Delta
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has urged the Federal Government to identify and prosecute the security operatives involved in the killing of Ijaw people in Rivers and Bayelsa states, and elsewhere, during the last elections. He said the murder of innocent people, in the guise of providing security in an election in peace-loving Ijaw communities []The post Dickson: FG must fish out killers of Ijaw people in Niger Delta appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Banditry: Troops to relocate to Zamfara remote areas ‘Governor
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Zamfara Zamfara Governor, Alhaji Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar, has said that as part of strategies to finally rout bandits in the state, troops would now be stationed in remote areas of the state. Yari disclosed this, yesterday, at his residence in Talata Mafara town, shortly after a meeting with security heads in the []The post Banditry: Troops to relocate to Zamfara remote areas ‘Governor appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NAF officer dies in parachuting accident
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said one of its airmen, Corporal Meshach Iliya Komo, died in a parachuting accident, yesterday. The deceased, a special forces personnel was said to have died on Sunday in Kaduna during recurrency training. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made []The post NAF officer dies in parachuting accident appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2023: Imposed candidates must be rejected ‘Sultan
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to reject any leader forced on them in the 2023 elections. The Sultan also urged the people to make sure thry elect only leaders of their choice, in elections. The monarch equally expressed worry that Nigerians have become more worrisomely divided because []The post 2023: Imposed candidates must be rejected ‘Sultan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Insecurity: SERAP gives presidency, govs 7 days to release security votes details
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors, requesting them to use their ‘good offices and leadership positions to urgently provide information on specific details of spending of appropriated public funds as security votes between 2011 and 2019.’ In the []The post Insecurity: SERAP gives presidency, govs 7 days to release security votes details appeared first on The
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2 BSU students drown in River Benue
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Two 100-level students of the Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, have reportedly drowned in River Benue. The deceased, a boy and a girl, whose names were given as Adakole Christopher and Mson Emmanuella, were said to have gone with some friends to play football by the river side behind the school when []The post 2 BSU students drown in River Benue appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Selective dementia
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Nigeria is far from the united country we should be. I don’t know whether the fault is really in the structure of the country or the citizens’ mindset or both. One certain thing is that we have a way of putting a divisive yoke upon ourselves; the earlier we jettisoned this the better we would []The post Selective dementia appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Meghan: Truly, the world is now a village
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Last Tuesday took away any lingering doubt that the globe has since become more of a village. On that day, the world gathered at the global village square to gossip and tell stories about something so private or personal. Actually, the virtual session was convened by the ubiquitous, nosey Cable News Network (CNN), who pride []The post Meghan: Truly, the world is now a village appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: How El- Rufai’s ‘Double Four’ nailed PDP in Kaduna -Waziri
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Abdullahi Hassan, Zaria Chairman of ‘Double Four’a campaign support group of Governor Ahmed El-Rufai and Accountant General of thestate, Alhaji Umar Hassan Waziri, speaks on how the All Progressives Congress (APC) rout the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna. ‘Double Four’ is a prominent name all over Kaduna State before and during the just concluded []The post 2019: How El- Rufai’s ‘Double Four’ nailed PDP in Kaduna -Waziri appeared first on The Sun Niger
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Osinbajo’s crocodile tears in Kigali
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
This is not about Professor Yemi Osinbajo as a person. It is also not about the presumed integrity of the government he represents as Vice-President. It is about trying to remove the log in someone else’s eye even when we harbour big stones in ours. And it is about what a civil society group, Intersociety, []The post Osinbajo’s crocodile tears in Kigali appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Chibok’ And the killings everywhere
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
I am returning to column-writing after several months’ hiatus, coincidentally, on one of the last subjects I signed off on: The Chibok girls’ saga. Yes, yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of that pathetic incident. There were solidarity rallies. Demands were made, government must bring back our girls; government expressed its regrets, and detailed efforts it []The post Chibok And the killings everywhere appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ugwuanyi’s re-election and reality of good governance
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Louis Amoke The post-election actions and inactions of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration in Enugu State in sustaining the tempo of peace and good governance have further demonstrated the governor’s sheer dexterity, vision, passion and commitment to rapid development of the state as well as the wellbeing of the people. Gov. Ugwuanyi who was overwhelmingly re-elected []The post Ugwuanyi’s re-election and reality of good governance appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tripoli attack: Libya must not slip into another civil war
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
By Emma Emeozor, emma_globecomm@yahoo.com It would be one disaster that will take the world and Africa in particular years to overcome if Libya is allowed to slip into another civil war. The once enviable oil-rich country became a failed state due to the policy miscalculations in the process leading to the NATO-led overthrow of former []The post Tripoli attack: Libya must not slip into another civil war appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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