Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Monday 6th May 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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2019: Masses, Police, soldiers, media against APC -Wambi
Mon, 06 May 2019
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Vice Chairman, North Central, Ahmed Suleiman Wambi, speaks on the contest for National Assembly leadership, and other issues, ranging from the crisis within the ruling party, what to expect from the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari, the forces against Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, []The post 2019: Masses, Police, soldiers, media against APC -Wambi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kebbi APC Reps dispute: Litigation can’t cause crisis ‘Kamba
Mon, 06 May 2019
Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi The Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, Abdulmumin Sama’iala Kamba in this interview, said the Federal High Court’s judgement on Dandi/Arewa Federal Constituency in favour of Umar Abdullahi Kamba, cannot cause crisis in the party. What is your reaction to the court judgement which restricted Husseini Suleiman Kangiwa from parading himself as []The post Kebbi APC Reps dispute: Litigation can’t cause crisis ‘Kamba appeared first on The Sun Nig
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2015-2019: South East has not fared well in APC ‘Okafor
Mon, 06 May 2019
Dickson Okafor Chike Okafor represents Okigwe South Federal Constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He is the chairman, House Committee on Health Services Committee. He has been re-elected. He wants to be Speaker in June and he has said that the only way the South East can fully embrace the APC []The post 2015-2019: South East has not fared well in APC ‘Okafor appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Deputy Senate presidency: Why we endorsed former Abia governor -Kalu
Mon, 06 May 2019
Okey Sampson, Aba Benjamin Okezie Kalu is the member-elect for Bende Federal Constituency. He was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He speaks on Abia State APC stakeholders’ endorsement of the aspiration of the former governor of Abia State and senator-elect for Abia North; Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to become the []The post Deputy Senate presidency: Why we endorsed former Abia governor -Kalu appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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9th NASS: No position on NASS leadership yet ‘PDP
Mon, 06 May 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is yet to take a position on lawmakers to sponsor for the positions of presiding officers in the Senate and House of Representatives. The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, said it is still consulting with its members-elect []The post 9th NASS: No position on NASS leadership yet ‘PDP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rivers PDP alleges conspiracy at election tribunal
Mon, 06 May 2019
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conspiracy against it at the tribunal. The party alleged that the Commission has refused to assign the defence of Rivers State governorship election to any of its counsel, apparently a bid to get the result cancelled. The African Action Congress (AAC) []The post Rivers PDP alleges conspiracy at election tribunal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NASS leadership: South East APC Assembly candidates back zoning formula
Mon, 06 May 2019
Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The House of Assembly candidates in the 2019 general election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East geopolitical zone have thrown their weights behind the zoning formula adopted by their party’s leadership in choosing officers of the 9th National Assembly. They said that the recent decision []The post NASS leadership: South East APC Assembly candidates back zoning formula appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kogi guber: 1 dies as PDP, APC supporters clash
Mon, 06 May 2019
Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Ahead of November 2 governorship election in Kogi State, thugs suspected to be members of the ruling party All Progressive Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic party had a bloody clash on Sunday afternoon at Ayingba leaving one dead with many sustaining various degrees of injuries. The name of the deceased []The post Kogi guber: 1 dies as PDP, APC supporters clash appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Al-Makura hugs Senator Adokwe at monarchs’ coronation
Mon, 06 May 2019
Linus Oota, Lafia Nasarawa State governor and senator-elect for Nasarawa South senatorial zone, Umaru, Tanko Al-Makura, at the weekend, hugged his main opponent in the senatorial election, incumbent Senator Sulieman Adokwe, who is challenging his declaration as winner of the senatorial election at the ongoing election petition tribunal. Al-Makura who has not met face-to-face with []The post Al-Makura hugs Senator Adokwe at monarchs’ coronation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Yahaya Bello: An executive challenged by a fading influence
Mon, 06 May 2019
Daniel Kanu Expectedly, since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the guidelines for the November 2019 governorship election in Kogi State, public attention has shifted to the confluence state as a lot of absurdities are being thrown up. After the usual celebration that follows election victory which the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, had []The post Yahaya Bello: An executive challenged by a fading influence appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bartomeu: Messi’ll play until he’s 45
Mon, 06 May 2019
After asking the president of FC Barcelona if the newly-renovated Camp Nou will have a Lionel Messi statue, the answer that comes back encapsulates the mood around the club after the midweek win over Liverpool. ‘No, it will have 10!’ says Josep Bartomeu laughing. ‘We’ve got one of Ladislao Kubala. We’re working on one of []The post Bartomeu: Messi’ll play until he’s 45 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Man Utd stars face pay cut
Mon, 06 May 2019
Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield ruled out the possibility of Champions League football, meaning a number of stars will see their pay cut drastically. The majority of contracts negotiated at Old Trafford include a clause that sees players lose 25 per cent of their wage for finishing outside the top four. Chelsea’s victory over []The post Man Utd stars face pay cut appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ribery set to quit Bayern Munich
Mon, 06 May 2019
Franck Ribery will leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer after the French midfielder decided against extending his deal. Ribery has scored 123 goals in 422 appearances since moving to Bayern in June 2007 from Marseille, helping the Bavarian giants to 21 trophies, including eight Bundesliga titles and the 2012-13 Champions League. []The post Ribery set to quit Bayern Munich appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PGA Championship: Woods docks 15m superyacht in New York
Mon, 06 May 2019
Tiger Woods arrived in New York in style on his huge 15million superyacht ahead of the eagerly-anticipated PGA Championship this month. Woods, who continues to celebrate his famous Masters win at Augusta in April, docked his enormous 155 foot superyacht, named ‘Privacy’, in Oyster Bay on Wednesday prior to the tournament at Bethpage Black. The []The post PGA Championship: Woods docks 15m superyacht in New York appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tokyo 2020: AIBA threatens to sue IOC
Mon, 06 May 2019
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has threatened to file a lawsuit against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) if it is stripped of its recognition as the Olympic governing body for the sport later this month. AIBA Interim President Mohamed Moustahsane outlined the plan to sue the IOC in a letter sent to members of world []The post Tokyo 2020: AIBA threatens to sue IOC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ighalo scores in Shanghai Shenhua’s defeat
Mon, 06 May 2019
Nigerian international, Odion Ighalo was on target in Shanghai Shenhua’s 2-1 loss to Shenzhen in a Chinese Super League game at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on Sunday. It was his seventh goal in eight games, but it was not enough to help the Flower of Shanghai avoid defeat Ighalo leveled for his side from the []The post Ighalo scores in Shanghai Shenhua’s defeat appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Udoh’s Maccabi Haifa deal delights agents
Mon, 06 May 2019
Intermediaries working on the transfer deal of Flying Eagles skipper, Ikouwem Udoh to Israeli Premier League side, Maccabi Haifa have described the move as one of the best for upcoming players. The player reportedly left the Flying Eagles camp in Germany to undergo the mandatory medicals to complete his dream move from Nigeria Premier Football []The post Udoh’s Maccabi Haifa deal delights agents appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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EPL: Arsenal’s top-four hopes suffer major blow
Mon, 06 May 2019
Arsenal’s top-four hopes have received a major blow, afterGlenn Murray’s second-half penalty gave Brighton & Hove Albion a 1-1 draw at Emirates Stadium. AfterHenrikh Mkhitaryan’s early effort came back off the post, Arsenal was awarded a penalty when Alireza Jahanbakhsh brought down Nacho Montreal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted from the spot on nine minutes []The post EPL: Arsenal’s top-four hopes suffer major blow appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Celtic launches shock move for Mourinho
Mon, 06 May 2019
Celtic have launched a sensational move to lure Jose Mourinho as their new manager. Sportsmail understands the Scottish champions have made an offer to Mourinho, who is mulling over his next move after the sack at Manchester United last December. The 56-year-old is likely to field a number of approaches over the coming weeks, with []The post Celtic launches shock move for Mourinho appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Glo hosts successful Special Olympics athletes
Mon, 06 May 2019
Telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom on Friday received members of Nigeria’s Special Olympics team, which it sponsored to the 2019 Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The three Olympians sponsored by the company are Chima Maduakor, Tejumola Ogunlela and Oyinkansola Givens Joseph. They were received at Mike Adenuga Towers, headquarters of Globacom, in Victoria []The post Glo hosts successful Special Olympics athletes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Customs stifling investment in-flows through Nigerian ports, LCCI
Mon, 06 May 2019
Louis Ibah The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) yesterday decried the decision of the Federal Government to allow the Nigerian Customs Service deploy (NCS) a special ‘strike force’ to all ports in the country with the powers to intercept and effect seizures of cargo. LCCI Director General, Mr. Muda Yusuf, who stated this []The post Customs stifling investment in-flows through Nigerian ports, LCCI appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria-China bilateral relation increases with products trade fair
Mon, 06 May 2019
Maduka Nweke ChinaHomelifeExhibition, the largest sourcing platform from China will take place atEkoConvention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos fromMay 16to 18, with 250 manufacturers exhibiting over 200,000 products. This comes as Nigeria’slargest B2B exhibition showcases products from various sectors including furniture, appliances, leather goods, cosmetic, sporting goods,auto-parts, electricals and electronics,agricultureand food equipment, textile and garment The []The post Nigeria-China
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PoS innovation summit to drive agency banking
Mon, 06 May 2019
Chinenye Anuforo The Fintech industry in Nigeria is warming up for yet another round of electrifying discourses at the PoS Innovation Summit scheduled for tomorrow in Lagos.. The event will draw delegates from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), banks, players in the Fintech industry and other key stakeholders. Convened []The post PoS innovation summit to drive agency banking appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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World Bank gives $700m support to storm-hit countries
Mon, 06 May 2019
Joseph Inokotong, Abuja The World Bank has announced that it has mobilised over half a billion dollars in new resources to help people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe affected by the negative impact of Cyclone Idai. The bank is activating the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window (CRW) to provide up to $545 million []The post World Bank gives $700m support to storm-hit countries appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PMI shows Nigeria’s manufacturing sector grew in Q1 ‘NIPC
Mon, 06 May 2019
Uche Henry Nigeria’s manufacturing sector expanded for the 25th consecutive month, according to the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey report released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the month of April 2019. A statement from the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) quoted CBN’s report as indicating that the Manufacturing PMI in the month []The post PMI shows Nigeria’s manufacturing sector grew in Q1 ‘NIPC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Export tax: Yam farmers, exporters seek trade agreement with EU
Mon, 06 May 2019
Some stakeholders in the yam value chain have appealed to the Federal Government to sign relevant trade agreements with the EU to facilitate free duty yam export to Europe. They made the appeal in a communiqu issued in Abuja, on Sunday, at the end of a four-day study tour by Nigerian yam stakeholders to the []The post Export tax: Yam farmers, exporters seek trade agreement with EU appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NIRSAL introduces structured mechanised farming to 851 Ogun farmers
Mon, 06 May 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has organised 851 maize, rice and cassava farmers in Ewekoro, Yewa North, and Ogun Waterside Local Government Areas of Ogun State into financeable geo-cooperatives for participation in the 2019 wet season farming under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). The move, according to []The post NIRSAL introduces structured mechanised farming to 851 Ogun farmers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Poverty alleviation: AEA embarks on youth empowerment programmes
Mon, 06 May 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja To reduce poverty and stem rising crimes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) has embarked on aggressive youth empowerment programmes cutting across a broad spectrum of the economy. To this end, the agency recently graduated 28 trainees on carpentry skills, cabinetry and furniture making. the training and []The post Poverty alleviation: AEA embarks on youth empowerment programmes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Group hails replacement of Kokori as chairman NSITF board
Mon, 06 May 2019
James Ojo, Abuja The Federal Government has been applauded for replacing Comrade Frank Kokori with a Chartered Accountant, Insurance and Taxation expert, Mr. Austin Enajemo-Isire as the chairman of the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). Citizens Watch Advocacy Movement, in a statement yesterday by its National President, Mohammed Ibn Yunusa and []The post Group hails replacement of Kokori as chairman NSITF board appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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League of Maritime Editors urges Buhari to appoint career officer as Customs CG
Mon, 06 May 2019
As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to begin his second term in office after a successful poll in his favour, the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers has called on him to carry out a major reform in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The League urged President Buhari to consider, for the sake of the national []The post League of Maritime Editors urges Buhari to appoint career officer as Customs CG appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Human trafficking: We need help to tackle cartels ‘Obaseki
Mon, 06 May 2019
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the government needs support from international development agencies and other external partners in dealing with cartels fuelling human trafficking and illegal migration. The governor said this during a courtesy visit by a delegation from Switzerland, on a fact-finding mission on the incidence of illegal migration in Nigeria, at []The post Human trafficking: We need help to tackle cartels ‘Obaseki appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Delta youths threaten showdown over alleged NMGC’s relocation
Mon, 06 May 2019
Ben Dunno, Warri The Delta State Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Forum has threatened to resist plan to relocate the head office of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NMGC), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from Warri to Abuja. The umbrella body of youths group in Delta State described the agenda as a ploy []The post Delta youths threaten showdown over alleged NMGC’s relocation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Pipeline surveillance: Local contractors beg NNPC to pay 17-month arrears
Mon, 06 May 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba Indigenous pipeline surveillance contractors attached to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), at the weekend, urged management of the corporation to pay their 17 months salary allowance. The contractors are specifically in charge of protecting Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company (NPSC) system 2C pipelines carrying crude from refinery in Warri, Delta State []The post Pipeline surveillance: Local contractors beg NNPC to pay 17-month arrears appeared first on The
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Insecurity: Delta monarchs advocate community policing
Mon, 06 May 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba DeltaState Council of Traditional Rulers has made a strong case for the introduction of community policing as a panacea for arresting the escalating insecurity in the country. Rising from its monthly meeting, Chairman of the council, Emmanuel Efeizomor II, said they were concerned about the worsening security situation across country, and urged []The post Insecurity: Delta monarchs advocate community policing appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PAP has restored peace, stability to Niger Delta ‘Dokubo
Mon, 06 May 2019
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, said at the weekend that efforts on sustenance and consolidation of peace in the hitherto restive Niger Delta region have recorded positive results. Dokubo said during an interactive session with 137 beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme undergoing training in various []The post PAP has restored peace, stability to Niger Delta ‘Dokubo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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May 30: ADF backs IPOB, others
Mon, 06 May 2019
Magnus Eze, Enugu The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has backed the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other pro-Biafra groups for the observance of May 30 as Biafra day of remembrance. The body appealed to the apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Association of South East Town Unions (ASETU), churches and other []The post May 30: ADF backs IPOB, others appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NASS leadership: South East APC Assembly candidates back zoning formula
Mon, 06 May 2019
Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The House of Assembly candidates in the 2019 general election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East have backed the zoning formula adopted by the party’s leadership for the ninth National Assembly. The candidates said recent decision reached during a meeting in Enugu, where a committee []The post NASS leadership: South East APC Assembly candidates back zoning formula appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Certificate of return: Group, Imo West people threaten protest
Mon, 06 May 2019
A civil society group, Citizens’ Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), in conjunction with the people of Imo West senatorial district, has threatened to organise a-1,000 man protest in Abuja if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for the district within seven []The post Certificate of return: Group, Imo West people threaten protest appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CBN, 14 banks deny overseeing state’s account
Mon, 06 May 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 14 other banks of the 17 ordered by an FCT High Court to show cause why plea for garnishee of alleged accounts operated by Imo Government should not be made absolute, have denied overseeing the state’s accounts. The denials were contained in the respondents briefs filed by the []The post CBN, 14 banks deny overseeing state’s account appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Trade by barter thrives in Cross River community
Mon, 06 May 2019
The Esuk Mba community market in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State is still practising trade by barter, as a means of exchange for food items since it was established in 1956, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported, yesterday. According to NAN, the market, which is located in a remote village in []The post Trade by barter thrives in Cross River community appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The Igboka spirit will continue to guide Obiano
Mon, 06 May 2019
The nation seems to have become so inured to mass killings in recent times that it hardly makes news if five persons are killed in one fell swoop in a place. Anambra State is different. On the very few occasions where there has been a killing or kidnapping for ransom in the last four years []The post The Igboka spirit will continue to guide Obiano appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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That Imo may be free
Mon, 06 May 2019
One has not helped wondering how Imo State boarded the one chance bus driven by Owelle Rochas Okorocha, governor of the Eastern Heartland in the past eight years or almost. The man rode into Douglas House, seat of the Imo government, on a gale of goodwill orchestrated by former Governor Ikedi Ohakim (Ikiri), who was []The post That Imo may be free appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ask the boss spree!
Mon, 06 May 2019
Welcome to Ask the Boss, a Life and Emotion timeout. On this social media platform, which intermittently extends to this page, I openly field a question or battery that a fan had inboxed me on Facebook. The rule is for such a one to attach either own preferred photo or a plea for anonymity. So []The post Ask the boss spree! appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Anambra lawmakers and expensive funerals in Igbo land
Mon, 06 May 2019
Despite their itinerant nature, Igbo people have a strong attachment to their ancestral homes. On every festive occasion, many of them troop home from the cities to savour convivial communal life. Christmas, Easter and New Yam festival periods provide a veritable platform for solemnization of marriages, funerals, house warming, outing of a new age grade []The post Anambra lawmakers and expensive funerals in Igbo land appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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My husband is over-anxious about his health
Mon, 06 May 2019
Dear Njigirl, My husband loves to visit the emergency room of the hospital for every little discomfort. When he has a headache or any kind of pain, he will rush there. They never find anything wrong, which is good. I have told him he needs to stop crying wolf because the day there will be []The post ‘My husband is over-anxious about his health’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Possible reasons you regret getting engaged
Mon, 06 May 2019
You want to think that all you feel after getting engaged is a sense of completeness, of satisfaction, and of exhilaration. On paper, this engagement should be a good thing. You have been dating your fianc for a while. Your family loves him and his family loves you. You are of age to get married. []The post Possible reasons you regret getting engaged appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Omotola and speaking truth to power
Mon, 06 May 2019
Ayo Oyoze Baje ‘Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.’ Dietrich Bonhoeffer Name it: Brilliance, beauty and boldness, she has it all! But deep down, something is missing- some vital ingredient in the pot []The post Omotola and speaking truth to power appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oyo State and its comparative advantages
Mon, 06 May 2019
Abiodun Raufu Vice President Yemi Osinbajo once said that a forward looking governor is one who can run his state as if he is running a country. It is a sensible advice on self-sufficiency and the pathway to economic growth in Nigeria that has surprisingly not generate any sort of national debate. On the contrary, []The post Oyo State and its comparative advantages appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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For peace and stability
Mon, 06 May 2019
Kingsley Martins It must be somewhat disappointing to most Nigerians that, unlike 2015, this year’s general elections did not end on an amicable note jointly bestowed by the spirit of good sportsmanship adopted by the two leading presidential contestants purposely to foster the highly desirable no-victor-no-vanquished post-election political atmosphere across the country. The disappointment is []The post For peace and stability appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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