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

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Political stalwart advises presidency, cautions Okorocha
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
A political leader in Imo State, Chief Egbendu Mgbewelu, has warned on dangers of bringing the presidency or judiciary into disrepute. Chief Mgbewelu, who is the secretary the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Elders Committee in the state, spoke on what he called the rash claims being made by the camps of the outgoing Imo Governor, []The post Political stalwart advises presidency, cautions Okorocha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Atiku is Nigerian ‘Tanko Yakasai
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Desmond Mgboh, Kano Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has said the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is qualified to contest for the office of president, adding that he is a bonafide Nigerian citizen. Yakasai said this in response to allegations from the legal team of the presidential candidate of []The post Atiku is Nigerian ‘Tanko Yakasai appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PDP challenges Buhari to tender his WAEC certificate at tribunal
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal rather than allow his campaign spokesman, Festus Keyamo, insult the sensibility of Nigerians. The PDP stated this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, []The post PDP challenges Buhari to tender his WAEC certificate at tribunal appeared first on The Sun Ni
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Alleged anti-party activities: Sokoto APC demands Inuwa’s removal
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State has passed a vote of no confidence in the party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir, urging its national leadership to urgently take all the necessary steps and remove him from office. The APC leaders accused the vice chairman of []The post Alleged anti-party activities: Sokoto APC demands Inuwa’s removal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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9th Senate leadership: Borno elders mount pressure on Buhari to support Ndume
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Fred Itua, Abuja Stakeholders and elders from Borno State, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to remain with former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume and ensure that he emerged as president of the 9th Senate. They expressed the fear that some dark forces were seriously working on a plot to hijack the leadership of the 9th []The post 9th Senate leadership: Borno elders mount pressure on Buhari to support Ndume appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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9th Senate: Igbo group endorses Orji Kalu for Deputy Senate President
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Ezeh, Abuja An Igbo group, Ogene Igbo Support for Equity and Good Governance, has thrown its weight behind the intention of the former Abia State governor and Abia senator-elect, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to become the deputy senate president in the 9th Senate to be inaugurated in June. The group said that Dr. Kalu is []The post 9th Senate: Igbo group endorses Orji Kalu for Deputy Senate President appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Appeal Court nullifies Edo Reps-elect, Akpatason’s election, elevates ex-Speaker
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Tony Osauzo, Benin ‘The election of Peter Akpatason as the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akoko-Edo federal constituency which was affirmed by the National Assembly Primaries Election Appeals Committee headed by former governor of Edo State, Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, has been nullified by the’ Court of Appeal, sitting in Benin City. The Court []The post Appeal Court nullifies Edo Reps-elect, Akpatasons election, elevates ex-Speaker appeared first on The Sun Nigeri
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Alleged certificate forgery: Court strikes out suit against Adamawa gov, Bindow
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the alleged certificate forgery suit against the Adamawa State governor, Mohammed, Jibrilla Bindow, for want of jurisdiction. Besides, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that the suit which sought the disqualification of governor Bindow as a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for []The post Alleged certificate forgery: Court strikes out suit against Adamawa gov, Bindow appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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9th Assembly leadership: Members free to lobby opposition ‘ APC
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
(NAN)The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is not opposed to its members in the National Assembly consulting with members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with regards to leadership of the 9th Assembly. A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said that such consultations were normal in a democracy. Issa-Onilu []The post 9th Assembly leadership: Members free to lobby opposition ‘ APC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Alleged tax evasion: Court renews order for arrest of JJ Okocha
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Lukman Olabiyi Justice Adedayo Akintoye of theLagos High Lagos, Igbosere has renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of a former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, for alleged tax evasion. The court made the order following Okocha’s alleged failure to settle a 2017 income tax evasion case brought against him by the Lagos State []The post Alleged tax evasion: Court renews order for arrest of JJ Okocha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Arsenal go fourth after narrow win at Watford
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
(NAN)Arsenal moved into the Premier League top four but had to work hard to see off 10-man Watford 1-0, thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s fortunate early opener on Monday. Aubameyang profited from an error by Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster as he blasted an attempted clearance in off the Gabon international. Watford captain Troy Deeney was then []The post Arsenal go fourth after narrow win at Watford appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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London to host 2019 world para swimming championships
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Monday awarded London the right to host the rearranged 2019 world para swimming championships in September. The move follows IPC’s decision to strip Malaysia’s hosting rights after the country failed to provide the necessary guarantees that Israeli athletes could participate, free from discrimination, and safely in the championships. ‘We []The post London to host 2019 world para swimming championships appeared first on The Sun Nigeri
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Nigeria has no business importing fuel ‘Gowon
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Adewale Sanyaolu Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has said it remained worrisome that Nigeria was still a petroleum product import dependent economy. Gowon, who spoke at the second yearly international Conference and Exhibition of the Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) in Lagos, yesterday, said the foundation laid by his []The post Nigeria has no business importing fuel ‘Gowon appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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DPR seals 3 fuel stations in Oyo
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed three fuel stations in Ogbomoso area of Oyo State for hoarding Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. The Operation Controller of DPR, Ibadan Field Office, Mr. Oluyemi Olaonipekun, disclosed this on Monday during an interview with journalists in Ibadan. He explained that []The post DPR seals 3 fuel stations in Oyo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Heritage Bank sends off Chief Compliance Officer, Adeniyi
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
It was rain of accolades for the outgoing General Manager and Chief Compliance Officer of Heritage Bank Plc, Mr. Adewumi Adeniyi, yesterday as management and colleagues praised him for his exceptional contribution to the growth of the sector after an unbroken stint of 37 years in the banking industry. Speaking at the send forth party []The post Heritage Bank sends off Chief Compliance Officer, Adeniyi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Invest in technology for quality service, expert urges firms
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
The increase in internet penetration in the economy and expansion in users of mobile devices connecting to Wi-Fi has put organisations and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) under pressure to invest in technologies that are able to deliver more positive experiences. This was the submission of the General Manager, Technology and Innovation, Dizengoff Nigeria, Mr. Guy []The post Invest in technology for quality service, expert urges firms appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Protect telecoms’ infrastructure, NCC charges consumers
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Chinenye Anuforo The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has enjoined telecoms consumers and other stakeholders to protecting telecom infrastructure against vandalisation in order to boost telecoms service delivery. The Commission made the call during a sensitisation programme on the protection of telecoms infrastructure in Okene, Kogi State recently, urging all stakeholders, including traditional rulers to take []The post Protect telecoms’ infrastructure, NCC charges consumers appeare
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FG approves financial bids for Afam power plant privatisation
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) has granted approval to Diamond Stripes Consortium, Transcorp Power Consortium and Unicorn Consortium to proceed to the financial bids opening stage for the acquisition of 100 percent shares in the Afam Electricity Generation Company (Afam Power Plc & Afam Three Fast Power Limited). The NCP took []The post FG approves financial bids for Afam power plant privatisation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Consumers laud new Chivita ice tea pack
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Along with its promise of refreshingly natural goodness, Chivita Ice Tea’s recent visually disruptive packaging design that is modern, aspirational and trendy, is helping the brand stand out in a competitive marketplace. A cross-section of consumers who offered their perspective on the new look Chivita Ice Tea noted that they were excited by the brand’s []The post Consumers laud new Chivita ice tea pack appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Override president’s veto on budget presentation timeline
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
A group known as Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), has called on the National Assembly to expeditiously override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the bill which prescribes the timeframe for the presentation of Federal and State budget estimates by the president and governors to the national assembly and the state houses of assembly. While making []The post ‘Override president’s veto on budget presentation timeline’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why we partner Access Bank for women empowerment ‘Tukur, CEO, Abuja Enterprise Agency
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja If there is anything preoccupying Arabi Muhammad Tukur, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA), it is how to empower as many entrepreneurs in the Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) space as possible. The Agency’s goal is to create 100,000 jobs by 2025 in its efforts to assist []The post Why we partner Access Bank for women empowerment ‘Tukur, CEO, Abuja Enterprise Agency appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How not to lose money in retirement
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
At retirement or close to retirement stage, the stakes are high, It is not a good time to make carefree investment decisions or gamble because there isn’t enough time to make up for errors. It is advisable to look well before you leap. People often go against this simple rule to make some mistakes which []The post How not to lose money in retirement appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG responsible for insecurity in Ogoni ‘MOSOP
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Tony John, Port Harcourt Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has accused the Federal Government of deliberately creating the insecurity situation in Ogoni, to justify its intention to militarise the region, in preparation for planned oil resumption in the area without the people’s consent. Factional President of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke, said this []The post FG responsible for insecurity in Ogoni ‘MOSOP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rivers to tackle cult-related killings, Wike vows
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor,Nyesom Wike, has declared that the state government will frontally tackle cult-related killings in parts of the state. Wike said this yesterday, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, when the state Council of Traditional Rulers paid him a congratulatory visit on his re-election,vowing that his administration will take the []The post Rivers to tackle cult-related killings, Wike vows appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Alumni association urges Buhari to sign bill converting Auchi poly to City varsity
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba The Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law a bill seeking to convert the polytechnic to City University of Technology. The bill, which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly, is now awaiting the president’s assent, according to the President General of the []The post Alumni association urges Buhari to sign bill converting Auchi poly to City varsity appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Herdsmen: Abraka community sends SOS to Okowa
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba Followingrenewed waves of attacks on residents of Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State by gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, the people of the university town have sent a Save Our Soul call to the state government. Several persons are believed to have be killed in the unrelenting attacks []The post Herdsmen: Abraka community sends SOS to Okowa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Crisis looms in Bayelsa as teachers reject deductions from March salary
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Crisis is looming in the educational sector in Bayelsa State over the rejection of deductions from salaries of secondary school teachers for the month of March. According to investigations, teachers were jolted when they discovered there have been deductions from March salaries of secondary school teachers due to grades adjustment by the []The post Crisis looms in Bayelsa as teachers reject deductions from March salary appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Easter: Bishop bars members from chieftaincy titles in Nnewi
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi Bishop of Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Anambra State, Most Rev Hilary Okeke, has barred Catholics from taking chieftaincy title. The bishop spoke in his Easter message, at the Assumption Cathedral, yesterday, with the theme: ‘New way of life with Jesus Christ risen from the dead.’ He condemned Christians who took the chieftaincy titles []The post Easter: Bishop bars members from chieftaincy titles in Nnewi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Jubilation as Ugwuanyi flags off Abakpa Nike-Emene link road
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday, flagged off the construction of the second phase of the Nike Lake-Harmony Estate-Adoration Ministry- Emene Road, in Enugu East Local Government Area, linking the ever-busy Nike Road and Emene. The road, which will serve as a bypass from Nike Lake junction to Emene, was approved by the State Executive []The post Jubilation as Ugwuanyi flags off Abakpa Nike-Emene link road appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Anambra: 7th Assembly’ll fast track Obiano’s development agenda -Obimma
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Aloysius Attah, Onitsha Anambra House of Assembly member-elect for Oyi Constituency, Charles Obimma, has expressed optimism that incoming members of the Seventh Assembly will work to fast track Governor Willie Obiano’s development agenda. Obimma, who said this, yesterday, during a thank-you-party for his constituency and friends at his country home, Nkwele-Ezunaka community, described the bulk []The post Anambra: 7th Assembly’ll fast track Obiano’s development agenda -Obimma appea
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N-Power Build training begins May in 14 states -Ngige
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Magnus Eze, Enugu Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said 14 disadvantaged states would benefit from the N-Power Build; a vocational training component of the N-Power programme. According to him, the scheme, dedicated to the training and certification of unemployed youths, which targets 75,000 youths, was aimed at building highly competent and []The post N-Power Build training begins May in 14 states -Ngige appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rebuilding Imo’ll be tough ‘Ihedioha
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Magnus Eze, Enugu Incoming Imo governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has said rebuilding the state from its current degree of rot would not be easy. He charged those who would make his government immediately he is sworn in on May 29, to roll up their sleeves because they would hit the ground running. Ihedioha said these at []The post Rebuilding Imo’ll be tough ‘Ihedioha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Atiku: Who is a Nigerian
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Atiku Abubakar’s challenge of the election of Muhammadu Buhari currently going on at the election petition tribunal has thrown up a serious question he did not even contemplate. Who is a Nigerian’ This puzzle will unsettle many people who thought the question of their nationality has long been settled. After this dispute is resolved, many []The post Atiku: Who is a Nigerian’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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WHY PROF NELSON BRAMBAIFA DESERVES OUR SUPPORT AS HE REVIVES NDDC
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
In recent days, we have watched with disbelief and amazement the vituperations of some individuals and groups against the emergence of Prof. Nelson Brambaifa as the Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and his bid to set the institution on the right path. One of these groups called the Niger Delta Ex-Agitators seems []The post WHY PROF NELSON BRAMBAIFA DESERVES OUR SUPPORT AS HE REVIVES NDDC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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`Aso-ebi’: Gate Pass to Social Gatherings
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Busayo Onijala, (NAN) A popular Yoruba adage says, ‘Eni o wo ankara o je semo’ meaning: the guest who does not wear uniform fabrics, popularly called `Aso ebi’ will not eat at the social gathering the fabric is meant to celebrate. ‘Aso ebi’, usually worn by family members and friends at ceremonies, has in contemporary []The post `Aso-ebi’: Gate Pass to Social Gatherings appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Mr Eazi delivers thrilling performance at Coachella
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
Afropop sensation, Tosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi had the crowd swaying to his debut performance at Coachella on Saturday night. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo club in Indio, California. It is one of the most famous, and profitable music festivals in []The post Mr Eazi delivers thrilling performance at Coachella appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Burna Boy makes unforgettable Coachella debut
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
(NAN)Afrofusion sensation, Damini Ogulu, aka, Burna Boy delivered an unforgettable performance of his biggest songs at his Coachella debut on Sunday night. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. It is one of the most famous, and profitable music []The post Burna Boy makes unforgettable Coachella debut appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Pornographic films, others worth N2.5b seized by Censors Board
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
(NAN)Mrs. Bola Athar, Acting Director of Operations, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has disclosed that the board seized pornographic and other unclassified films worth N2.5 billion in two years. She made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at a dinner reception on Sunday night in Abuja to []The post Pornographic films, others worth N2.5b seized by Censors Board appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Queen Moremi musical coming in Easter
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
(NAN)Queen Moremi Ajasoro’ musical initiative, the musical dramatization of the life and times of the legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro (QMA) initiative would return to the stage during the Easter celebration. Its cultural ambassador, Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the musicals had been slated for another round of []The post Queen Moremi musical coming in Easter appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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