Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Thursday 2nd May 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Manu Garba to invite Omidiji Jnr to camp
Thu, 02 May 2019
Coach of the Nigeria U-17 team, Manu Garba said he hasn’t close the door on Dutch-Nigerian teen prospect, Lateef Omidiji Junior despite omitting him from his squad for the recently concluded Africa U-17 Cup of Nations. Nigeria finished fourth at the tournament held in Tanzania to book a place at the U-17 World Youth Championship, []The post ‘ Manu Garba to invite Omidiji Jnr to camp appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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La Liga Eaglets thrill NFF
Thu, 02 May 2019
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is thrilled by the progress of some players discovered at the 2017 NPFL/ La Liga U-15 Tournament into the Golden Eaglets team that came fourth in the just concluded Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania. This was disclosed by Mallam Shehu Dikko, the second Vice President of the NFF and []The post La Liga Eaglets thrill NFF appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2023: INEC, CSOs suggest ways to better Nigeria’s electoral process
Thu, 02 May 2019
Fred Itua, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) last Monday handed a tall order to the Senate. They want the lawmakers to come up with a new Electoral Act that will improve subsequent elections. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had in March made similar demand on the legislators the []The post 2023: INEC, CSOs suggest ways to better Nigeria’s electoral process appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Pogba to accept Real pay cut
Thu, 02 May 2019
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba will have to be prepared to earn less money if he wants to join Real Madrid, according to reports. The 26-year-old midfielder, who returned to Old Trafford for 89million in August 2016, was now said to be flirting with a summer move to the Bernabeu. But the World Cup winner will []The post Pogba to accept Real pay cut appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ronaldo buys world’s most expensive car
Thu, 02 May 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo is rumoured to be the new owner of the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire reportedly the most expensive car ever built. Reports suggest Ronaldo has spent ’11million (9.49million) on the unique Bugatti which was first presented to the world at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. The French luxury company built only one []The post Ronaldo buys world’s most expensive car appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NASS leadership: Don’t marginalise South East -Udah
Thu, 02 May 2019
Vincent Kalu Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Azubuko Joel Udah, has called on the leadership of the party not to marginalise the South East region in the election of principal officers of the National Assembly. He noted that if equity is applied, former Abia []The post NASS leadership: Don’t marginalise South East -Udah appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Insecurity: Blame politicians who arm militias, supporters -Tsav
Thu, 02 May 2019
Chukwudi Nweje Abubakar Tsav, a retired Commissioner of Police says insecurity thrives because politicians armed various militias. He also warns against reading religious sentiments into the herdsmen killings and calls for adequate supervision of policemen to curb extrajudicial killings. May 29 is the 20thanniversary of the return to civil rule in Nigeria, how do you []The post Insecurity: Blame politicians who arm militias, supporters -Tsav appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Dalung tips Nigerian wrestlers for 2020 Olympic success
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has predicted a successful outing for Nigerian wrestlers at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Barrister Dalung made the remark when the Ministry of Youth and Sports held a reception on Tuesday in Abuja for Nigerian wrestlers who emerged African Champions at the recently held Africa []The post Dalung tips Nigerian wrestlers for 2020 Olympic success appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Iker Casillas in stable condition after heart attack
Thu, 02 May 2019
World Cup winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas is in a stable condition after having a heart attack while training with Porto. The 37-year-old goalkeeper, who won football’s greatest prize with Spainin 2010, was taken to hospital on Wednesday where he is being treated. Casillas had been working at the PortoGaia Training Centre on Wednesday morning in []The post Iker Casillas in stable condition after heart attack appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC suspends Oni for alleged anti-party conduct
Thu, 02 May 2019
Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, suspended former governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, indefinitely for alleged anti-party conduct. The party said Oni was suspended for challenging Governor Kayode Fayemi’s eligibility in the July 14, 2018 governorship election. In a letter dated May 1, and addressed to Oni by the party, APC []The post APC suspends Oni for alleged anti-party conduct appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ACCI woos SMEs to seek redress via ADR
Thu, 02 May 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has urged Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Federal Capital Territory and the environs to vacate their disputes currently being handled by security agencies and bring them to its Dispute Resolution Council (DRC) for swift resolution. It added that the centre has handled []The post ACCI woos SMEs to seek redress via ADR appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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INEC lacks power to reverse my election ‘Okorocha
Thu, 02 May 2019
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), lacks power to reverse his election. The governor said INEC was setting a bad precedent by withholding his certificate of return after being declared winner of Imo West senatorial election. He opined that since the election had been concluded and a winner []The post INEC lacks power to reverse my election ‘Okorocha appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Semenya slams IAAF after losing landmark case
Thu, 02 May 2019
Caster Semenya has hit back at theInternational Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after losing her landmark case againstrules regulating testosterone in female athletes and is considering whether to launch an appeal. Semenya, a double Olympic champion who has dominated 800m running over the last decade, fought regulations imposed by the IAAF which aims to compel []The post Semenya slams IAAF after losing landmark case appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Crack in Delta APC threatens ministerial appointment
Thu, 02 May 2019
Fred Itua, Abuja Secretary of Cyril Ogodo-led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Silas Buowe, has revealed that the crisis rocking the party, may hinder it from coming up with a nominee to be appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as minister when he forms his new government next month. Buowe who []The post Crack in Delta APC threatens ministerial appointment appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Minimum wage:Reasonable remuneration for workers,church tells govt
Thu, 02 May 2019
Lukman Olabiyi Metropolitan Diocese of Ikeja,Methodist Church Nigeria, has told the Federal Government not to see recent minimum wage increment as a favour to workers but areasonable level of remuneration for their labour. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the third annual synod at Ikorodu Road Methodist Church, Mushin, Lagos. []The post Minimum wage:Reasonable remuneration for workers,church tells govt appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Spanish football expert says’ Chukwueze can be great like Messi
Thu, 02 May 2019
Spanish football expert Sid Lowe believes that Nigerian international Samuel Chukwueze can be as great as Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in the round leather game. The British football Journalist with vast coverage of Spanish League who has covered the Spanish La Liga Satander for decades was part of the La Liga team in Nigeria over the []The post Spanish football expert says’ Chukwueze can be great like Messi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Don’t celebrate yet, don warns NLC
Thu, 02 May 2019
Lukman Olabiyi A senior lecturer at the Lagos State University (LASU), Faculty of Law,Gbenga Ojo, has warned the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC ) not to celebrate yeton the new minimum wage. He said NLC did notconsider strength of each state beforeagitating foruniform minimum wage across the country. Ojo expressed doubts on ability of the states []The post ‘ Don’t celebrate yet, don warns NLC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Britain’s richest man wants to buy Chelsea
Thu, 02 May 2019
Britain’s richest man has not ruled out buying Chelsea Football Club after admitting he did have a tour of their training ground last year. Jim Ratcliffe was in the Yorkshire Dales on Wednesday to launch Team INEOS after taking over the professional cycling team from Sky. And while it is understood he has not so []The post Britain’s richest man wants to buy Chelsea appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ABUAD, Ivorien varsity sign pact
Thu, 02 May 2019
Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) and International University of Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, yesterday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) establishing a partnership for exchange of academic ideas and programmes. Prof. Ahmed Legrouri, vice president for Academic Affairs, who led the Ivorien delegates said his institution wished to have ABUAD as its []The post ABUAD, Ivorien varsity sign pact appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Seminar on anti doping, African Games preparation begins in Abuja
Thu, 02 May 2019
The Ministry of Youth and Sports will hold a 2-day seminar for all National Sports Federations’ Presidents, Secretaries and Technical Directors from today to tomorrow at the Bolton White Hotel, Area 11 Abuja. The seminar themed ‘Strategic Re-Positioning of Result Oriented National Sports Federations and Effective Preparation /Participation at the 2019 Games will have resource []The post Seminar on anti doping, African Games preparation begins in Abuja appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why we want to create LCDAs ‘ Ondo govt
Thu, 02 May 2019
Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State Government has declared that its intention to create Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) is to make government closer to the people and not for any political reason. The LCDAs Implementation Committee Chairman, Lanke Odogiyan, who disclosed this at a press conference in Akure, yesterday, said Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is determined []The post Why we want to create LCDAs Ondo govt appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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May Day: Nigerians urge FG to fix economy
Thu, 02 May 2019
Some Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the Federal Government to fix the economy, tackle insecurity and eradicate poverty as the country marked May Day, yesterday. They told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja, yesterday, that many compatriots are suffering, due to economic hardship and the federal government needs to []The post May Day: Nigerians urge FG to fix economy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Anti-graft war: CSOs urge Buhari to shake-up ICPC
Thu, 02 May 2019
Samuel Bello, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to overhaul the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over what has been described as ineffectiveness of the agency in recent times. The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, while reacting to alleged fraud report against Minister of Information, Alh. Lai Mohammed in a []The post Anti-graft war: CSOs urge Buhari to shake-up ICPC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Magu accuses govs of inflating security votes
Thu, 02 May 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has accused some governors of inflating their security votes. Speaking at the just-concluded induction programme for returning and newly-elected governors, by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), in a paper titled: ‘Imperative of Fighting Corruption/Terrorism Financing in Nigeria,’ Magu urged governors []The post Magu accuses govs of inflating security votes appeared first
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Power privatisation: FG to review agreement as five-year duration elapses
Thu, 02 May 2019
Bimbola Oyesola and James Ojo, Abuja Worried by poor delivery of the Distribution Companies (Discos) and the Generating Companies (Gencos), the Federal Government has pledged to review the privatisation of the power sector to improve generation, transmission and distribution. The review will form part of the critical agenda of the second term of the administration, []The post Power privatisation: FG to review agreement as five-year duration elapses appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Ngige was absent at May Day rally ‘Aide
Thu, 02 May 2019
James Ojo, Abuja Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has explained his absence at the May Day rally for workers. He was billed to address the workers, however, his speech was delivered by the Minister of State, Mr Stephen Ocheni. Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Nwachukwu Obidiwe in a statement said []The post Why Ngige was absent at May Day rally ‘Aide appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Protesters disrupt May Day rally in Lagos
Thu, 02 May 2019
Moshood Adebayo, Abuja, Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure, Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Rally organised to celebrate workers’ day in Lagos, yesterday, was almost marred as members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) protested the absence of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his deputy, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule in Agege Stadium, venue of the programme. State NLC chairman, Funmilayo Sessi, []The post Protesters disrupt May Day rally in Lagos appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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African professors and the undoing of the Nigerian mind
Thu, 02 May 2019
Bold new ideas often come trapped in the lurch, the communication lurch. It so happens that genuinely new ideas are not easy to communicate. The fact of this explains why orators, whose only contribution to knowledge is their supply of mellifluousness, beat prophets to rule nations. Orators often rule because the many, too many, the []The post African professors and the undoing of the Nigerian mind appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Has Buratai performed
Thu, 02 May 2019
We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.’ Isaac Bashevis Singer, ‘Action’ Every action of man is motion-inclined and motivated. No wonder Isaac Bashevis Singer, a Polish-American writer in Yiddish, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978, accurately described man and his []The post Has Buratai performed’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The Nigerian mayor in London
Thu, 02 May 2019
In the midst of negative, and often depressing, stories about Nigerians from outside the country’s shores, it is heart-warming to get something positive from our people doing great things that lift the country’s rating, and help erase the deleterious beef that assuage our image. Lately, saddening tales of xenophobia in South Africa, police brutality and []The post The Nigerian mayor in London appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Minimum wage; maximum woes
Thu, 02 May 2019
The journey to any pay rise in Nigeria has always been tortuous and curvy. That has remained its character. And the new N30,000 minimum wage couldn’t have been an exception. The most known wage increase after independence was conceived in 1974. That was the famed Jerome Udoji Panel on Public Service Organisation, Management and Renumeration. []The post Minimum wage; maximum woes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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South Africa’s national elections after 25 years
Thu, 02 May 2019
Mukoni Ratshitanga In the next couple of days, South Africa will hold her sixth democratic national general elections since the historic first inclusive elections of 1994, which heralded the official end of apartheid. Accordingly, the elections also mark a quarter of a century since the commencement of democratic rule. In contrast to the 19 political []The post South Africa’s national elections after 25 years appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Photo tourism’ll help Nigerians connect with nature ‘ Rosemary Okeke, ex-beauty queen
Thu, 02 May 2019
Nigeria’s ex-beauty queen, Rosemary Okeke, has said she set up Romarox Resources as a vehicle to promote tourism in the country through a national photo competition organised annually to encourage people to reconnect with nature. Okeke said although she went into fashion designing soon after her reign, she discovered over a period of time that []The post Photo tourism’ll help Nigerians connect with nature ‘ Rosemary Okeke, ex-beauty queen appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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INEC and its ’empty’ server
Thu, 02 May 2019
Erahodu Oseghale The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is in the throes of a dilemma. It does not seem to know how to extricate itself from the server mess in which it is currently embroiled. The chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, had, prior to the election, told the world that results of the []The post INEC and its ’empty’ server appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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South Africa’s national elections after 25 years
Thu, 02 May 2019
Mukoni Ratshitanga In the next couple of days, South Africa will hold her sixth democratic national general elections since the historic first inclusive elections of 1994, which heralded the official end of apartheid. Accordingly, the elections also mark a quarter of a century since the commencement of democratic rule. In contrast to the 19 political []The post South Africa’s national elections after 25 years appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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