Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Saturday 4th May 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Bandits,herdsmen may turn Nigeria to another Somalia -Olajide, YCE scribe
Sat, 04 May 2019
Following the worsening state of insecurity in some parts of the country, the Secretary-General, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Dr. Kunle Olajide has raised fears that Nigeria may turn into another Somalia if the Federal government does not take drastic measures to address the situation. In this interview with TUNDE THOMAS, he spoke on various []The post Bandits,herdsmen may turn Nigeria to another Somalia -Olajide, YCE scribe appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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South East should produce president in 2023 -Gen Williams
Sat, 04 May 2019
Former Chairman of the Nigerian Chapter of Transparency International, Major Gen. Ishola Williams (retd), has said time is ripe for the South East to produce the president of Nigeria. In this interview with VINCENT KALU, he said the South should not allow the North to retain power after the expiration of the incoming administration in []The post South East should produce president in 2023 -Gen Williams appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria becoming a failed state ‘Olisa Agbakoba
Sat, 04 May 2019
Rights activist, Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has said that Nigeria is becoming a failed state, as the indices to support that are manifesting in the country. In this interview with VINCENT KALU, the constitutional lawyer, pointed out that the rotation of political power will not resolve the issue of diversity, but power devolution. Do you []The post Nigeria becoming a failed state ‘Olisa Agbakoba appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why south East should produce president in 2023 ‘ Balarabe Musa
Sat, 04 May 2019
Former governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has said that the Southeast zone should be allowed to produce the president of this country in 2023. In an interview with VINCENT KALU, the elder statesman, said other zones have produced the president since the return to democratic rule in 1999 except the Southeast, stressing that anybody []The post Why south East should produce president in 2023 ‘ Balarabe Musa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How Ojukwu, Gowon’s personality clash caused Biafra war
Sat, 04 May 2019
Igbo being treated as a conquered colony in Nigeria Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, first republic Minister of Aviation is about the last of the titans. The only surviving nationalist in this exclusive interview with Saturday Sun’s team of MAGNUS EZE, GEOFFREY ANYANWU and DAVID ONWUCHEKWA, expressed sadness over the parlous state of Nigeria. He talked about []The post How Ojukwu, Gowon’s personality clash caused Biafra war appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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My brother’s killing in Ibadan painful ‘Finidi George
Sat, 04 May 2019
UEFA Champions League winner and one of the greatest right footers in football history, Finidi George, in this exclusive interview with Saturday SunSports correspondent, BOLAJI OKUNOLA, revealed his ups and downs as a footballer. The former Nigerian winger opened up on various threats he received while playing the round-leather game, voices he heard before he []The post My brother’s killing in Ibadan painful ‘Finidi George appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019 AFCON: Rohr: Eagles door open for Moses
Sat, 04 May 2019
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr has revealed that he will not go out of his way to plead with Victor Moses to rescind his decision to retire from Super Eagles duties but would leave the door open. Although the German football tactician has refused to close the door on Moses returning to the national team []The post 2019 AFCON: Rohr: Eagles door open for Moses appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Worried over Uzoho’s lack of playing time
Sat, 04 May 2019
German football tactician, Gernot Rohr, says he is worried over the inactivity of Francis Uzoho and has sent a goalkeeper trainer to Cyprus to work on the Anorthosis goalkeeper before the start of the Super Eagles training camp in the first week of June in Asaba. Uzoho has played only one official game for his []The post Worried over Uzoho’s lack of playing time appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Okpekpe Race: Police to deploy sniffer dogs, horses, choppers
Sat, 04 May 2019
Tony Osauzo, Benin Ahead of the 7th edition of the Okpekpe 10 km Silver label marathon race which comes up on May 25 in Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, organisers of the event announced in Benin yesterday that steps are on to make the marathon attain gold label during the 8th []The post Okpekpe Race: Police to deploy sniffer dogs, horses, choppers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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International friendly: Flying Eagles test Saudi Arabia for W/Cup readiness
Sat, 04 May 2019
The Flying Eagles will test their readiness for the World Cup in Poland later this month with a friendly against Saudi Arabia on Sunday. According to the thenff.com, the Flying Eagles Team Administrator, Aliyu Ibrahim detailed the information about the test game due to hold in Vienna. The match will take place at the Sportschule []The post International friendly: Flying Eagles test Saudi Arabia for W/Cup readiness appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…Nestl Nigeria posts N12.8 bn profit in Q1 2019 result
Sat, 04 May 2019
Nestl Nigeria Plc on Thursday said it made a net profit of N12.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019 compared to N 8.6 billion during same period of the previous year. In the result announced on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the company said it generated a revenue of N71.0 billion during first three months []The post Nestl Nigeria posts N12.8 bn profit in Q1 2019 result appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Reps tour Lagos Trade Fair Complex, vow to resolve concession crisis
Sat, 04 May 2019
House of Representatives Joint Committee on Public Petition and Commerce Thursday toured the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex along Lagos-Badagry Expressway to assess the level of private sector investments so as to pass a resolution on the Federal Government to either dump or go ahead with the planned re-concession. The tour was part of their []The post Reps tour Lagos Trade Fair Complex, vow to resolve concession crisis appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FBN Holdings to pay N9.3bn dividend for 2018
Sat, 04 May 2019
The shareholders of FBN Holdings Plc have been assured of brighter future, efficient service delivery and enhanced dividend in the years ahead. Dr Oba Otudeko, Chairman of FBN Holdings Group, gave the assurance at the company’s seventh Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lagos on Friday. Otudeko assured shareholders that the company had mapped out []The post FBN Holdings to pay N9.3bn dividend for 2018 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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MTN names ex-South Africa’s minister, Jonas, chairman- designate
Sat, 04 May 2019
Amechi Ogbonna MTN Group on Friday announced the appointment of South Africa’s former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas, as its chairman-designate in a board shake-up, that is expected to consolidate and refocus its growth strategies in the years ahead. Mr Jonas will assume the position of chairman of MTN Group on December 15, once incumbent []The post MTN names ex-South Africa’s minister, Jonas, chairman- designate appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ogun, World Bank reach deal on $350m loan
Sat, 04 May 2019
The Ogun State government and the World Bank have concluded the design and plans for an Economic Transformation Programme, towards the granting of a $350 million loan to the state. The Task Team Leader for the bank, Mr. Kofi Nouve, while presenting the progress report to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, said []The post Ogun, World Bank reach deal on $350m loan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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MTN appoints Sanusi as Non-Executive Director
Sat, 04 May 2019
Chinenye Anuforo MTN Group has announced the appointment of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano to its Board of Directors effective July 2019. Sanusi is a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009 to 2014, during which he was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world (2011) []The post MTN appoints Sanusi as Non-Executive Director appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari to receive UN General Assembly’s president on Monday
Sat, 04 May 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to receive President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA) Ms Maria Espinosa, who is paying a one-day official visit to Nigeria on Monday. Espinosa’s Spokesperson, Ms Monica Gravley, announced this at a media briefing at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday. According to her, the PGA’s visit []The post Buhari to receive UN General Assembly’s president on Monday appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Police officer redeployed over controversial Tweets
Sat, 04 May 2019
Molly Kilete, Abuja The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has ordered the redeployment of controversial police officer Abayomi Shogunle to Nkalagu, in Ebonyi State, reports say. Daily Sungathered that Shogunle’s transfer, which took immediate effect on Friday May 3, may not be unconnected with his controversial comments on social media which the police said was []The post Police officer redeployed over controversial Tweets appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The Little Foxes in our marriage [1]
Sat, 04 May 2019
My wife and I arrived at our Scripture, Union, Lagos Area, Camp Ground for the 2019 Easter Conference at Ijede in Ikorodu. We noticed that we were put in the same chalet we stayed during the Joint Area and Regional Committee meeting. I was not the Guest Speaker this time, but was assigned a seminar []The post The Little Foxes in our marriage [1] appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why is Senator Victor Umeh so much disliked in Anambra
Sat, 04 May 2019
Why is distinguished Senator Victor Umeh so much disliked in Anambra Central as his detractors would want us to believe’ Doesn’t it depend on who you ask’ In Anambra, the people are politically polarized, and the division is more pronounced in the Central where there are such political heavyweights and juggernauts like Senators Umeh, Annie []The post Why is Senator Victor Umeh so much disliked in Anambra’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Justice Mamman Nasir and boundary disputes
Sat, 04 May 2019
Eric Teniola Of all the tributes poured on Justice Mamman Nasir, the late Galadima of Katsina, who died on April 13 this year at 89, his work in solving boundary problems was overlooked. Yet his contribution in solving boundary disputes was the most outstanding duty that he performed to this country. On August 7, 1975, []The post Justice Mamman Nasir and boundary disputes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The United Nations (UN) and a growing campaign of calumny against Nigeria and Africa
Sat, 04 May 2019
Adeyemi Ishola In the recent past, some international organisations, including agencies of the United Nations, have been issuing some reports whose parameters are unknown and whose outcomes raise a lot of doubt, for those who have knowledge of the issues in focus. Take for instance the recent pronouncement that Nigeria has overtaken India as the []The post The United Nations (UN) and a growing campaign of calumny against Nigeria and Africa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Qualities to look for before saying: ‘I do
Sat, 04 May 2019
Lawrence Uzodimma Efobi, fondly called ‘Original Catechist’ or ‘Lawyer Ikpeama’, and some other aliases, is a man of the people in Okamgbo Village, Ichi, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State and his wife, Gladys, have been married for about 32 years. In this chat with DAVID ONWUCHEKWA, the man who has been a []The post Qualities to look for before saying: ‘I do’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Adeleke: Classmates attest senator finished from Muslim Grammar School, Ede in 1981
Sat, 04 May 2019
Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Members of the 1976/’81 set of the students of Muslim Grammar School, Ede, (now Muslim High School 1, Ede), Osun State, have attested that Senator Ademola Adeleke was a member of the set, sat for the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) and finished with them. They also disclosed that since then, []The post Adeleke: Classmates attest senator finished from Muslim Grammar School, Ede in 1981 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why I’m dumping PDP for APC ‘Ex-Minister, Ogunlewe
Sat, 04 May 2019
A chieftain of the PDP and former Minister of Works, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, said on Friday that he was set to dump the opposition party for the ruling APC. Ogunlewe confirmed the development while reacting to the recent defection of his son, Moyosore from the PDP to the APC. Moyosore contested for a seat in []The post Why I’m dumping PDP for APC ‘Ex-Minister, Ogunlewe appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ex-APC chieftain, Timi Frank, describes Buhari illegal president-elect
Sat, 04 May 2019
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has taken a swipe on the ruling party, lamenting the alarming rate of insecurity in the country. The political activist and former APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, expressed support for the leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, on []The post Ex-APC chieftain, Timi Frank, describes Buhari illegal president-elect appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Akwa Ibom APC candidates in tribunal to make noise, get appointment ‘Mike Igini,
Sat, 04 May 2019
Joe Effiong, Uyo The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Akwa Ibom State, Mr Mike Igini, has carpeted the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for allegedly lying that they have been denied access to materials used for the last governorship election in the state. The legal team of Nsima Ekere, the APC []The post Akwa Ibom APC candidates in tribunal to make noise, get appointment Mike Igini, appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Court sacks Adamawa APC Rep-elect over forgery
Sat, 04 May 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has nullified the election of Abdulrauf Modibbo into the National Assembly as member representing Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State. Modibbo was declared winner of the All Progressives Congress primaries held on October 7, 2018 in Yola, and eventually represented the APC []The post Court sacks Adamawa APC Rep-elect over forgery appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ogunlewe dumps PDP for APC
Sat, 04 May 2019
(NAN)A chieftain of the PDP, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, said on Friday that he was set to dump the opposition party for the ruling APC. Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, confirmed the development in an interview with a political correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He was reacting []The post Ogunlewe dumps PDP for APC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Welcome to Nigeria, our Nigeria!
Sat, 04 May 2019
Welcome to Nigeria where women kill their husbands and married men don’t die natural deaths. Their wives are accused of killing them and forced to prove their innocence. When a wife dies at the hands of her abusive husband, it is an accident but when a man dies in an accident or after a brief []The post Welcome to Nigeria, our Nigeria! appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kogi judiciary worker slumps, dies, over non-payment of salaries
Sat, 04 May 2019
Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Kogi State workers have been thrown into mourning over the death of Fatimah Noah, a staff of Magistrate Court 11. She was said to haveslumped and died over non-payment of salaries. Kogi State government currently owes the judiciary workers who just suspended five months old strike, nine months salaryarrears. It was gathered []The post Kogi judiciary worker slumps, dies, over non-payment of salaries appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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In the boardroom with Sir Ogala Osoka, Insurance Icon: Don’t doze: 7 rules for the Board Chairman
Sat, 04 May 2019
Whether government or non-governmental board, profit or not-for-profit, newspaper boards from the Daily Times of Nigeria to the Sun newspaper, to boards across West Africa where he represented the SLOK Group, Sir Ogala Osoka has seen it all. He has seen the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of the boardroom with enough anecdotes []The post In the boardroom with Sir Ogala Osoka, Insurance Icon: Don’t doze: 7 rules for the Board Chairman appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Melaye’s mother represented core Christian values, says Saraki
Sat, 04 May 2019
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed anguish over the death of the mother of Senator Dino Melaye, Deaconess Comfort Melaye, who he described as a worthy matriarch that bequeathed her generation with godly and respectable children. Saraki, in statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the []The post Melaye’s mother represented core Christian values, says Saraki appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Who asked the way to Yari’s recession venue
Sat, 04 May 2019
Wait, wait, wait! Can we, for a moment, stop all these chatting (on smart phones ‘ Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp’) and laughing (while reading Laughter Line column’), please. Let’s get serious, for once. Someone just asked me the way to Yari’s reception (recession’) venue. He said he overheard or read him saying that there will []The post Who asked the way to Yari’s recession venue’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Court stops FG from taking over Lagos airport
Sat, 04 May 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has stopped the Federal government from taking over the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos from its current operator and manager, Bi-Courtney Limited. Justice Binta Nyako had in an exparte order on Thursday further restrained the Federal government and its agencies from []The post Court stops FG from taking over Lagos airport appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Friendship, assistance and entitlement mentality
Sat, 04 May 2019
A friend has always wanted to buy himself a better car, but couldn’t afford one at the time and every effort to save towards it was always met with responsibilities that made it practically impossible. As a friend and financial advisor, he shared his concerns with me and I guided him on how to go []The post Friendship, assistance and entitlement mentality appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Al-Makura presents staff of office to new Emir of Lafia
Sat, 04 May 2019
Linus Oota, Lafia Outgoing governor of Nasarawa State and Senator-elect for Nasarawa South Senatorial District, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, yesterday presented staff of office to the first class chief, Emir of Lafia and Chairman, Council of Chiefs in Nasarawa State, Hon Justice Sidi Bage Mohammed. Governor Al-Makura urged him to uphold the Constitution of the FederalRepublic []The post Al-Makura presents staff of office to new Emir of Lafia appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC can’t dictate NASS leadership, Methodist Bishops insist
Sat, 04 May 2019
David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi Two Methodist Church of Nigeria bishops, Livinus Onuagha of Dioceses of Onitsha, Anambra State and his counterpart from Item in Abia State , Sunday Eze, have disagreed with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leadership over the composition of principal officers of the National Assembly. The two clerics bared their minds []The post APC can’t dictate NASS leadership, Methodist Bishops insist appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Beauty alone doesn’t count
Sat, 04 May 2019
Some men know what they want in a woman and go for it without delay, while others are confused about the kind of woman they want to settle down with. While some women believe that men are quite complicated creatures, these men have secret wish lists of emotional needs that their women don’t understand. And []The post Beauty alone doesn’t count appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC can’t dictate NASS leadership, Methodist Bishops insist
Sat, 04 May 2019
David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi Two Methodist Church of Nigeria bishops, Livinus Onuagha of Dioceses of Onitsha, Anambra State and his counterpart from Item in Abia State , Sunday Eze, have disagreed with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leadership over the composition of principal officers of the National Assembly. The two clerics bared their minds []The post APC can’t dictate NASS leadership, Methodist Bishops insist appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Onyeka Onwenu: My life, family and music
Sat, 04 May 2019
Onyeka Onwenu, Nigerian versatile artiste and celebrity speaks to Saturday Sun on her life, family, music and other related issues. She was also the immediate past Director- General of the National Centre for Women Development, NCWD. La Cave Music is set to release her collection titled ‘Rebirth of a Legend’. Popularly known as the ‘Elegant []The post Onyeka Onwenu: My life, family and music appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ondo group commends Akeredolu for agreeing to pay N30, 000 minimum wage
Sat, 04 May 2019
A socio-political group in Ondo State, the Sunshine Movement for Good Governance (SMoGG), has commended the state governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu over his resolution to pay the N30, 000 minimum wage recently signed into law by the Federal government. Akeredolu, while addressing workers at the Workers Day celebration in Akure on Wednesday, had confirmed the []The post Ondo group commends Akeredolu for agreeing to pay N30, 000 minimum wage appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Raped to death
Sat, 04 May 2019
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi For the family of Mr. Jeffery Mnda, a secondary school teacher in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State, the past six weeks have been a tortuous one following the death of his daughter, 18-years-old Stella Doosuur Mnda, allegedly in the hands of one Ioryisa Sesugh Jam, on March 25, 2019. Up []The post Raped to death appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oyetola promises equitable healthcare as FG launches health fund
Sat, 04 May 2019
Osun State was the cynosure of all eyes on Thursday as the Federal Government’s major healthcare policy to favour women and the vulnerable was launched in Osogbo. The National Roll-out of the Implementation of Enrolment of Clients for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) was launched by Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and Osun []The post Oyetola promises equitable healthcare as FG launches health fund appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Don’t sell explosives, radioactive materials to terrorists, police warn marketers
Sat, 04 May 2019
Christopher Oji The Commissioner of Police, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Command, MrMaikudi Shehu, has warned dealersin explosives and radioactive materials to stop selling the harmful devices to terrorists. Shehu,who gave the warningyesterday during a meeting withdealers in explosives and other stakeholders at his officein Lagossaid, that terrorists were operating and thriving in the Northeastern part []The post Don’t sell explosives, radioactive materials to terrorists, police warn m
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Dying in instalment
Sat, 04 May 2019
Gyang Bere, Jos In this clime, the clich, ‘a teacher’s reward is in heaven’ has become a standard statement of consolation for the pitiful condition of those in the teaching profession. But in the case of one teacher, the maxim, against the background of his current predicament, is akin to rubbing salt on his injury. []The post Dying in instalment appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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South Africa to relax visa for Nigeria, China and Indian nationals
Sat, 04 May 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Durban The South African government, yesterday, said it would ensure visa relaxation for Nigeria, China and India nationals. This comes as the country said it received approximately 54,000 arrivals from Nigeria in 2018. The Director-General of the Department of Tourism, South Africa, Victor Tharage, disclosed the visa relaxation development during a press conference []The post South Africa to relax visa for Nigeria, China and Indian nationals appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Sad, so sad
Sat, 04 May 2019
Linus Oota, Lafia It is the stuff that nightmares are made of. Your wife of 14 years, with whom you have sought to have a child for a long time and with whom you have earnestly prayed for it, suddenly turns to you one day and breaks the good news you’ve been hoping for: that []The post Sad, so sad appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Curbing open defecation
Sat, 04 May 2019
The recent report that Nigeria is listed among the top five open defecation countries in the world is lamentable. The country, according to the report, rose from its 5th position in 2003 to 2nd place in 2015 behind India. Also worrisome is the disclosure by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, that Nigeria is []The post Curbing open defecation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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