Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Friday 3rd May 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Sokoto: No amount of lies, propaganda can deter us -Dingyadi
Fri, 03 May 2019
Sola Ojo, Kaduna Yusuf A. Dingyadi is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Senior Special Assistant (Special Duties) to the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. In this interview, he speaks on allegation of election manipulation, levelled against the government by leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. 2019 []The post Sokoto: No amount of lies, propaganda can deter us -Dingyadi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Return and face security challenges, says PDP
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, charged President Muhammadu Buhari to cut short his visit to the United Kingdom and return home immediately to face the deteriorating security situation in the country. The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it was unacceptable for President Buhari to be out of []The post ‘Return and face security challenges, says PDP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG moves to sanitise Atlantic Ocean
Fri, 03 May 2019
Charles Nwaoguji The Federal Government has stepped up efforts aimed at safeguarding the Atlantic Ocean and other marine resources in the country. Government believes that intensifying efforts at studying and sanitising the Atlantic Ocean will result in huge benefits to the economy and humanity. Disclosing this at the opening ceremony of the 5th high level []The post FG moves to sanitise Atlantic Ocean appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Werder Bremen budgets ‘9m for Awaziem
Fri, 03 May 2019
Werder Bremen are prepared to pay as much as ‘9million for Super Eagles defender, Chidozie Awaziem. Awaziem could be set for a permanent transfer away from FC Porto when his loan spell with Turkish side Rizespor comes to an end. Awaziem has emerged as one of the promising defenders in Turkey this season following his []The post Werder Bremen budgets ‘9m for Awaziem appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG, capital market partnership’ll boost economic growth ‘Enelamah
Fri, 03 May 2019
Chinwendu Obienyi Nigeria stands a chance to experience more economic growth and transformation only if there is deeper collaboration between the government and capital market operators. This was the view of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, during the closing bell on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on []The post FG, capital market partnership’ll boost economic growth ‘Enelamah appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Joshua slams boxing authorities
Fri, 03 May 2019
Doping will only be taken seriously in boxing if a major incident occurs and the problem is ‘out of control’ in the sport, according to unified World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua. The Briton criticised organisations such as the World Boxing Association (WBA) for what he believes is their lack of action in tackling doping. Joshua []The post Joshua slams boxing authorities appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria, UK mull naira-denominated financial instruments
Fri, 03 May 2019
Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja Nigeria and the United Kingdom have agreed to fast-track key regulation to deepen the insurance market, expand the digital economy and explore Naira-denominated financial instruments in collaboration with the City of London. Both countries are also to accelerate progress on franchise regulation to facilitate British brands positioning and investments that deliver sustainable []The post Nigeria, UK mull naira-denominated financial instruments appeared first on The Sun Nigeri
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France 2019 Women’s World Cup: FIFA unleashes 15 VAR officials on Super Falcons,others
Fri, 03 May 2019
Monica Iheakam, with report World football ruling body, FIFA, yesterday released names of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup billed for France. African champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria, is among the 32 women national teams that will trade tackles when hostilities begin in France from June 7, 2019. The 15 []The post France 2019 Women’s World Cup: FIFA unleashes 15 VAR officials on Super Falcons,others appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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UN canvasses more women participation in peace building, conflict resolution
Fri, 03 May 2019
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The United Nations (UN) Women Deputy Country Representative to Nigeria, Mr. Lansana Wonneh, has called for more women participation in peace building and conflict resolution. Wonneh, who stated this during the official launch of Women, Peace and Security Programme in Benue State stressed that women will play a greater role if they []The post UN canvasses more women participation in peace building, conflict resolution appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Q1: Stanbic IBTC grosses N59bn in earnings
Fri, 03 May 2019
Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, a member of Standard Bank Group, has announced a gross earning of N58.7 billion for the first quarter of 2019 as it released its unaudited financial results for the period to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The financial report, which was released to the Exchange on Friday, April 26, showed the []The post Q1: Stanbic IBTC grosses N59bn in earnings appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Gwandu district head dies at 76
Fri, 03 May 2019
Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi District head of Gwandu,Kebbi State, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Haruna Rasheed, is dead. Aged 76, the deceased spent 43 years as the head of the ancient town that has been described as ‘the most precious district.’ Gwandu is the emirate headquarters of the western part of the Sokoto Caliphate, under Mallam Abdullahi Fodio. []The post Gwandu district head dies at 76 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rohr to hold talks with Mikel in London
Fri, 03 May 2019
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr will travel to the United Kingdom to hold talks with Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. For one reason or another, the Chelsea legend has not featured for the national team since his last appearance against Argentina on June 26 at the 2018 []The post Rohr to hold talks with Mikel in London appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NNPC, Seplat to deliver 300m scf gas to boost local supply
Fri, 03 May 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja The urgent need to boost domestic gas supply has led to the inauguration of the Asa North/Ohaji South (ANOH) Gas Processing Company, a partnership between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Seplat PetroleumNigeria Limited, expected to deliver 300millon standard cubic of gas per day to Nigerians. The project, an integral part []The post NNPC, Seplat to deliver 300m scf gas to boost local supply appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We won’t encourage illicit funds in Capital Market ‘SEC
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC), has restated it’s commitment to ensure that the Capital Market domain is not used in any way to inject illegal funds into the economy and the financial system in particular. Acting Director General of the SEC, Ms. Mary Uduk who gave the assurance in her opening remarks at the []The post We won’t encourage illicit funds in Capital Market ‘SEC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rabiyat Usman emerges 2019 LeaderCom winner
Fri, 03 May 2019
A researcher with Daily Trust Newspaper, Miss Rabiyat Usman, has emerged winner of the 2019 LeaderCom Award. LeaderCom is a platform that develops person’s ability to communicate and present his or her ideas, passion, wisdom, experience and knowledge in effective and powerful ways. The LeaderCom event with a theme, ‘My Journey, my truth’, attracted 11 []The post Rabiyat Usman emerges 2019 LeaderCom winner appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Battles Aigbogun for Villarreal’s Chukwueze
Fri, 03 May 2019
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr and Flying Eagles manager, Paul Aigbogun are battling for the services of Villarreal’s teenage sensation, Samuel Chukwueze, ahead of the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations. Aigbogun had taken the first step by including the winger in his provisional squad list for the tournament in Poland, []The post ‘Battles Aigbogun for Villarreal’s Chukwueze appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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South Africa urges African countries to harness tourism potential
Fri, 03 May 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Durban The Republic of South Africa, has emphasized the need for African countries to rise up and harness their tourism potential. South African Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, made the call during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban, South Africa. Indaba, an annual African tourism event, is spearheaded []The post South Africa urges African countries to harness tourism potential appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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New pension centre seeks registration
Fri, 03 May 2019
James Ojo, Abuja The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPAN), has pleaded with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige to order the conclusion of its registration as a pension centre. This followed the dismissal of the case filed by the Nigerian Union of Pensioners ( NUP) before the []The post New pension centre seeks registration appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Omeruo yet to decide on Leganes future
Fri, 03 May 2019
Super Eagles and CD Leganes defender, Kenneth Omeruo has said he does not know what his future at the club is, and that he is currently focused on the job of finishing strong in the season. The defender, who has churned out top performances consistently for the side, said everything will be decided at the []The post Omeruo yet to decide on Leganes future appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NPFL: Rivers United tames high-flying Rangers in Port Harcourt
Fri, 03 May 2019
Rivers United produced a devastating performance ‘ their best in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season ‘to overpower high-flying Enugu Rangers 3-0 yesterday. It was the first time Rangers would lose in the league by more than a single goal margin and much of it was down to a performance that encapsulated verve, []The post NPFL: Rivers United tames high-flying Rangers in Port Harcourt appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ajimobi washes hands off Sugar’s murder
Fri, 03 May 2019
Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, yesterday, denied an allegation that his administration is attempting to sabotage police investigation into the assassination of a federal lawmaker from the state, Temitope Olatoye, also known as Sugar. The allegation was made during the lying-in-state at the House of Chiefs, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan, organised by []The post Ajimobi washes hands off Sugar’s murder appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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WFP adopts new plan to expand support to Nigeria
Fri, 03 May 2019
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), said it is set to expand its support to humanitarian and development programmes in Nigeria ‘ based on a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for the next four years (2019-2022). ‘While we remain committed to the crisis response in the north east, this plan provides new and wider []The post WFP adopts new plan to expand support to Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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LASU: Osinbajo delivers convocation lecture as 57 bag First Class
Fri, 03 May 2019
Gabriel Dike Lagos State University (LASU) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, yesterday disclosed that the institution will graduate 57 First Class students during the forthcoming convocation of the institution on Thursday, May 16. Fagbohun, who told newsmen that the number is the highest in the history of the 36 years old institution, said last year, []The post LASU: Osinbajo delivers convocation lecture as 57 bag First Class appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Work safety: NSITF slams construction firms
Fri, 03 May 2019
James Ojo, Abuja Companies in the construction and manufacturing sector of the economy have been tasked to improve on the safety and health of their workers for better output. This charge was made by the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), on the occasion marking this year international day of safety and health at work. []The post Work safety: NSITF slams construction firms appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Spain midfielder, Xavi, to retire end of season
Fri, 03 May 2019
Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder, Xavi will retire at the end of the season, ending an ‘unforgettable race that has lasted for 21 years’. The 39-year-old, who currently plays for Qatari club Al Sadd SC, won eight La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies while at Barcelona. The 2010 World Cup-winner will now become []The post Spain midfielder, Xavi, to retire end of season appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Semenya: Fans urge athlete not to quit
Fri, 03 May 2019
Fans urged Caster Semenya not to quit athletics after she posted a cryptic tweet following the loss of her appeal against regulations restricting testosterone levels in female runners. Semenya will have to take medication to reduce her testosterone level if she is to continue competing at 800m. The Olympic champion, 28, is confirmed for that []The post Semenya: Fans urge athlete not to quit appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Arrest importers of poisonous cow skin, association tells NAFDAC
Fri, 03 May 2019
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Hide and Skin Association, Ijebu-Igbo branch in Ogun State, has called on National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and law enforcement agencies to investigate and arrest importers of the poisonous cow skin otherwise known as ‘ponmo’. The association Chairman, Surajudeen Abdulazeez, made the call in a statement in []The post Arrest importers of poisonous cow skin, association tells NAFDAC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Making career as real estate developer
Fri, 03 May 2019
Maduka Nweke, manweke@gmail.com 08034207864, 08118879331 Real estate business is becoming more lucrative than most other activities people engage in. In the recent past, may be, because people do not bother how they sleep and where they live, there was not much attention given to real estate. Today, the impact of technology has made it possible []The post Making career as real estate developer appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ways to stop gullies around your home
Fri, 03 May 2019
Gully formation may be severe in areas with deep soils and steep slopes. On steep slopes the velocity of the water is very high and the scouring effect will be great. A deep soil profile with only little cohesion is susceptible to rapid and deep gully formation during heavy rainfall. Purpose of gully control The []The post Ways to stop gullies around your home appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Victor Moses delighted to return to training
Fri, 03 May 2019
Victor Moses is delighted to be back in training for Turkish giant, Fenerbache, after being sidelined for two weeks with a groin injury. The Crystal Palace academy graduate joined The Yellow Canaries on loan from Chelsea in the winter transfer window after finding it difficult to get into the plans of Italian manager, Maurizio Sarri. []The post Victor Moses delighted to return to training appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ekiti political office holders to sign performance bond, says Fayemi
Fri, 03 May 2019
Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has said all members of his cabinet and other political office holders will sign a performance agreement at the end of every quarter to deliver dividends of democracy to the people. He said his succession plan will be determined largely by level of performance offered the []The post Ekiti political office holders to sign performance bond, says Fayemi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2,000medical workers leave Nigeria yearly ‘ NMA
Fri, 03 May 2019
Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki About 2,000 medical workers leave Nigeria, annually, to other developed countries of the world. This was disclosed by the national leadership of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA). NMA President, Dr. Francis Faduyile, made the disclosure during the opening ceremony of the 59th annual general conference/delegates meeting of the association in Abakaliki, capital []The post 2,000medical workers leave Nigeria yearly ‘ NMA appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Managing mid-life marital blues
Fri, 03 May 2019
Man is expected to live up to 120 years on average, according to the Bible. That’s probably why middle age is put at between 55 and 65. Most working class people retire at about 60 when mid-life begins in earnest. While everyone looks forward to aging gracefully, most people are caught in the vortex of []The post Managing mid-life marital blues appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PENCOM and uncertain future of the Nigerian worker
Fri, 03 May 2019
As Nigerian workers joined the rest of the world in commemorating Workers’ Day on May 1, their present condition is made unstable by inadequacy of the national minimum wage, while their future in retirement is threatened by uncertainty arising from what appears to be a big heist at the National Pension Commission (PenCom). Confronted with []The post PENCOM and uncertain future of the Nigerian worker appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Arya Stark as a metaphor
Fri, 03 May 2019
Arya Stark killed the Night King. This will only make sense to fans of Game of Thrones (GOT), which has returned for its eighth and final season, but please bear with me. Arya Stark’s family was destroyed when she was around 10 years old. She lost her father, mother and two brothers, and for many []The post Arya Stark as a metaphor appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Their ‘Excellences’ Rt. Hon. Ignorance
Fri, 03 May 2019
Four years ago, when Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, was sworn into office like his remaining 35 colleagues, hardly could he have realised that he was heading for a personal distinction. Immediately, he settled in office, Ikpeazu publicly directed his handlers that on no account should he be addressed as ‘Your Excellency.’ It was either []The post Their ‘Excellences’ Rt. Hon. Ignorance appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Security: What the nation can learn from Anambra
Fri, 03 May 2019
Moved by the rapid development of Anambra State in the last couple of years, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP, Bayelsa East) issued a public statement on July 6, 2016, asking the Federal Government and all other state governments to learn from Anambra State. It was in the midst of the recession. Even major oil-bearing states could []The post Security: What the nation can learn from Anambra appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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OML 11: The crude, the bad and the oily
Fri, 03 May 2019
Caleb Adebayo A few weeks back, word came from the State House in Abuja that the President had via an official communication mandated that the long-dormant OML11 Joint Venture should have its operatorship transferred to the Government entity, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) not later than April 30, 2019. This OML []The post OML 11: The crude, the bad and the oily appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Unemployment and our economy
Fri, 03 May 2019
Jerome-Mario Utomi Each time I question some of the theories advanced by successive administrations as reasons for unemployment rate in the country, one thing seems to standout. Aside from the government’s view of unemployment as a consequence of urban migration and laziness on the part of the Nigerian youths- a position which so distorts the []The post Unemployment and our economy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Power, works and housing: A vote for consolidation
Fri, 03 May 2019
As we approach the second term inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on May 29, many analysts are busy proffering suggestions on the next Buhari cabinet and what the president should do to make it more effective. There is nothing bad in suggesting the way forward considering the fact that President Buhari has not made []The post Power, works and housing: A vote for consolidation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari and Nigeria sports: A shared passion
Fri, 03 May 2019
Fred Edoreh As we bend another circle in governance, the sports community can be assured of President Muhammadu Buhari’s passion and commitment to the stability and progress of Nigerian sports. He demonstrated this early in his first tenure when he called up the 1985 class of the Golden Eaglets who won the first ever FIFA []The post Buhari and Nigeria sports: A shared passion appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The fall of Omar al-Bashir
Fri, 03 May 2019
When on 11th April, the Sudanese Army announced the overthrow of Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, a rapturous cheer erupted from the thousands of Sudanese youths assembled at the Army Headquarters who have for months protested against the al-Bashir regime. From there, the cheer reverberated throughout the country, proof that no matter how entrenched a dictator, []The post The fall of Omar al-Bashir appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Earth Day: An American senator’s initiative
Fri, 03 May 2019
Chima Nwafo On April 22, the 49th anniversary of the Earth Day was celebrated by various environmental groups in Nigeria. As usual, speeches were made after which statements were issued to an uncaring public and nonchalant government. Among them, the Coalition of NGOs on Sustainable and Healthy Environment, which called on the Federal Government to []The post Earth Day: An American senator’s initiative appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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`Game of Thrones’ star, Sophie Turner, weds Joe Jonas
Fri, 03 May 2019
Game of Thrones’ star, Sophie Turner, has wedded Joe Jonas, whom she started dating in November 2016. The 23-year-old English actress made her professional acting debut as ‘Sansa Stark’ in the HBO fantasy television series ‘Game of Thrones’ which started running in 2011. The 29-year-old Jonas is an American singer and songwriter, as well as []The post `Game of Thrones’ star, Sophie Turner, weds Joe Jonas appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Don Jazzy sends farewell message to Tiwa Savage
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mavin Records, Micheal Collins, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has sent his farewell message to singer, Tiwa Savage, as she exits the group. Savage, who just signed a deal with Universal Music Group on Thursday was associated with Mavin Records for seven years, having joined in 2012. Don Jazzy []The post Don Jazzy sends farewell message to Tiwa Savage appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tiwa Savage signs deal with Universal Music Group
Fri, 03 May 2019
Nigerian singer and songwriter Tiwa Savage has signed an international recording deal with Universal Music Group (UMG). UMG is an American global music corporation and is the world leader in music-based entertainment. The group announced through their official Instagram account that they were ‘thrilled to welcome Tiwa Savage, one of Africa’s biggest stars to the []The post Tiwa Savage signs deal with Universal Music Group appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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