Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 8th May 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Anambra 2022: Fireworks begin ahead of governorshipelection
Wed, 08 May 2019
Magnus Eze, Enugu Anambra is no doubt one of the leading states in Nigeria especially when development indices are concerned. The state tops the chart in areas of education and manpower development and has produced many men and women that have made Nigeria proud in different areas of endeavour. Legends like Nigeria’s first ceremonial President, []The post Anambra 2022: Fireworks begin ahead of governorshipelection appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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House of Representatives’ quest for new electoral act
Wed, 08 May 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja In the aftermath of the 2019 general elections, the amendment of the Electoral Act has assumed the front burner in the polity, particularly in the House of Representatives. Repeated efforts to amend theelectoral act prior to the poll failed following the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the 2010 Electoral Act []The post House of Representatives’ quest for new electoral act appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Imo West, North senatorial saga: Declare Onyeriri, Uwajumogu winners ‘Njemanze
Wed, 08 May 2019
George Onyejiuwa, Owerri ELDER statesman, Prince Bob Njemaneze, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Jones Onyeriri and Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu as winners of Imo West (Orlu) and Imo North (Okigwe) senatorial elections. The elections conducted on February 28 into the two senatorial seats in the state have been mirred in []The post Imo West, North senatorial saga: Declare Onyeriri, Uwajumogu winners ‘Njemanze appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Obiano must stop Oye’s re-election bid ‘ Chukwunyere
Wed, 08 May 2019
Okwe Obi, Abuja Former youth leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA),IkechukwuChukwunyere, has appealed to Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, to reject re-election plan of the party’s National Chairman, Victor Oye, for failing to produce 10 governors as allegedly promised in last election. Chukwunyere, who addressed newsmen, yesterday, in Abuja, accused Oye of concealing []The post Why Obiano must stop Oye’s re-election bid Chukwunyere appeared first on The Sun Nigeria
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.Statement on kidnapping indictment ‘ PDP
Wed, 08 May 2019
Ndubuisi Orji and Okwe Obi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that frustration and disenchantment among the youths were responsible for the rise in kidnapping and other crimes in the country, as an admission that he has failed in administering the country. In a statement by its National Publicity []The post .Statement on kidnapping indictment ‘ PDP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Atiku, PDP open case against APC at tribunal
Wed, 08 May 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja Legal fire works will commence, today, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, where four petitioners, including the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar,seek to invalidate President Muhammadu Buhari’s election. The tribunal has already issued hearing notices to all parties with respect to the pre- hearing session. []The post Atiku, PDP open case against APC at tribunal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Gov Obiano must stop Oye’s re-election bid ‘ Chukwunyere
Wed, 08 May 2019
Okwe Obi, Abuja Former Youth Leader of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, has appealed to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State to reject the re-election plan of the partys National Chairman, Victor Oye, saying that he failed to produced 10 governors as allegedly promised in the last elections. Chukwunyere, who addressed journalists in []The post Why Gov Obiano must stop Oyes re-election bid Chukwunyere appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Delta guber: Tribunal orders INEC to produce electoral materials for inspection, analysis
Wed, 08 May 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba The Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to produce all electoral materials used for the conduct of the March 9, 2019 poll across the 25 local government areas of the state. Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Suleiman Belgore handed down the []The post Delta guber: Tribunal orders INEC to produce electoral materials for inspection, analysis appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Verraki Partners, technology solutions firm, berths in Nigeria
Wed, 08 May 2019
In a bid to address Africa’s seemingly intractable challenges in business, Verraki Partners, a technology company founded with the intent of developing and transforming Africa by developing business solutions designed inherently for Africa and specifically fit for purpose, has launched in Nigeria. The firm, which is led by foremost corporate professionals as well as former []The post Verraki Partners, technology solutions firm, berths in Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Champions League: Liverpool work miracle, hit Barcelona 4-3 aggregate
Wed, 08 May 2019
(Sportinglife) Istanbul will always be the benchmark when it comes to Liverpool comebacks in Europe but the 4-0 dismantling of Barcelona at Anfield will run it close as Jurgen Klopps side reached successive Champions League finals. After the LaLiga champions won 3-0 at Camp Nou, and with Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino absent, few gave []The post Champions League: Liverpool work miracle, hit Barcelona 4-3 aggregate appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tek Experts launches industry white paper
Wed, 08 May 2019
Tek Experts, a leading global provider of business and IT support services, recently launched its white paper, titled ‘Achieving Gender Balance: Views from Across the IT Industry.’ The white paper, which is free for download on the company’s website, highlights a wide range of issues as identified by women in the Nigerian IT industry. These []The post Tek Experts launches industry white paper appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Itel Mobile celebrates Easter with customers
Wed, 08 May 2019
Easter is certainly a magical period to spend quality time with family, eat lots of food, relax, and for most of us enjoy that extra time off work. However, in reliving this joyous holiday, you can leave it up to Africa’s customer-centric brand, itel Mobile to up the ante on what it truly means to []The post Itel Mobile celebrates Easter with customers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Software professionals advocate inclusive IT ecosystem
Wed, 08 May 2019
The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) has called for an all-inclusive Information Technology (IT) ecosystem for the country, if Nigeria must achieve its digital transformation drive for national development. Members of the institute, who made the call at the weekend in Lagos during the 2019 ISPON President’s Dinner, called on the federal government []The post Software professionals advocate inclusive IT ecosystem appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Interswitch, British firm sign deal to enhance transportation ticketing
Wed, 08 May 2019
Chinenye Anuforo Interswitch Group, the pan-African integrated digital payments and commerce company, has signed a multi-billion naira deal with Bekoz UK Ltd, a British transport ticketing company, to enhance transportation ticketing in Nigeria. The deal, which is worth 56 million (about N26 billion), will leverage British technology to keep Nigeria’s commuters on the move through []The post Interswitch, British firm sign deal to enhance transportation ticketing appeared first on The Sun Ni
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FG commits to affordable digital financial services to unbanked
Wed, 08 May 2019
Senior Special Adviser to the President on Information, Communication and Technology, Lanre Osibona, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to bring affordable digital financial services closer to Nigerians who are un-banked or under-banked. Osibodu made this assertion in his keynote address at the Lagos Fintech Week in Lagos, recently. The Lagos Fintech Week is a []The post FG commits to affordable digital financial services to unbanked appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tecno treats smartphone lovers to electrifying Spark party
Wed, 08 May 2019
As part of what has now become an annual tradition to roll out the Spark smartphone series to its teeming fans, Tecno Mobile organised the biggest student rave of 2019, the Tecno Spark party, at the Muri Okunola Park, Lagos, on April 26. To start the electrifying event, guests were ushered through a beautifully lit []The post Tecno treats smartphone lovers to electrifying Spark party appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Delta declares state of emergency on water, sanitation
Wed, 08 May 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba DELTA State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has declared a state of emergency in the water and sanitation sectors He said government is concerned about the growing population and that a lot is needed to provide public and sanitation facilities. Governor Okowa declared the state of emergency, yesterday, while inaugurating a steering committee to []The post Delta declares state of emergency on water, sanitation appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bowen University students develop app to solve security challenge
Wed, 08 May 2019
Bowen University of the Nigerian Baptist Convention radically challenged the status-quo recently when it formally launched its specialized Innovation and Entrepreneurship Revolution Hub, at a week-long embracive and activity-packed programme on its campus. Whereas the robust package included other activities, the icing on the cake was the executive session on April 10, 2019, which involved []The post Bowen University students develop app to solve security challenge appeared first on The Sun Nige
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Edo operates security management information system to track crimes ‘Obaseki
Wed, 08 May 2019
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the state now operates a Security Management Information System under its new security architecture codenamed: Operation Wabaizigan, to track and control crime. Obaseki disclosed this when he received the new state Director, Department of State Security (DSS), Brown Ekwoaba, at the Government House, in Benin. He said the []The post Edo operates security management information system to track crimes ‘Obaseki appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Renmoney wins fintech award for innovation in lending
Wed, 08 May 2019
Renmoney, leading fintech lending company, recently won the award for ‘Innovation in Lending’ at the 2019 edition of the Nigerian Fintech Awards. The ceremony was the highpoint of the Lagos Fintech Week conference, from April 23 to 25, at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos. The theme of the 2019 edition of the Lagos Fintech Week was []The post Renmoney wins fintech award for innovation in lending appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Abdulsalami chairs Igbinedion Varsity 20th anniversary
Wed, 08 May 2019
Former military head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has been named as chairman of activities climaxing the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Igbeinedion University, Okada, Edo State, on Friday. A statement by the university also disclosed that Oyo State governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, will serve as endowment lead speaker on the day. Chairman of the []The post Abdulsalami chairs Igbinedion Varsity 20th anniversary appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How to delete your Instagram account
Wed, 08 May 2019
Chinenye Anuforo chinenyeanuforo@gmail.com There comes a day when you want to delete your Instagramaccount. You are given the option of disabling your account for a set amount of time or deleting permanently. So, in the following guide, we will show you how to delete your Instagram account permanently, or how to disable your Instagram account []The post How to delete your Instagram account appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rivers people voted for me because of my outstanding performance, Wike tells Amaechi
Wed, 08 May 2019
Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the people overwhelmingly voted for him during the governorship election because of his outstanding performance and projects delivery. Wike, in a responseto an alleged false allegations made by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, during his appearance on a television programme, said the []The post Rivers people voted for me because of my outstanding performance, Wike tells Amaechi appeared first on The S
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Wike promises criminals hard time
Wed, 08 May 2019
Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that any kidnapper or cultist arrested by law enforcement agencies will face the full weight of the law. Governor Wike said his administration has taken steps to plug all loopholes that negate the prosecution of suspected cultists and kidnappers. He spoke, yesterday, at the []The post Wike promises criminals hard time appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Court grants AGF’s request to take over Uzodinma’s trial
Wed, 08 May 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has granted the application by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to take over prosecution of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma. Justice Okon Abang had, in his []The post Court grants AGF’s request to take over Uzodinma’s trial appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ugwuanyi approves 2 model customary courts for LGAs
Wed, 08 May 2019
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has approved construction of two model customary courts for each of the 17 local government areas of the state. He made the disclosure, yesterday, during the swearing in of three High Court judges and a Customary Court of Appeal judge, following their recommendations by the National Judicial Council (NJC). Governor []The post Ugwuanyi approves 2 model customary courts for LGAs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Imo West: Release Okorocha’s certificate of return ‘ Ex-APGA Chieftain
Wed, 08 May 2019
George Onyejiuwa, Owerri A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Sunday Chikwe (retd), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release the certificate of return of Governor Rochas Okorocha, regardless of circumstances surrounding his victory. The commission had refused to issue a certificate of return to Okorocha over allegation by []The post Imo West: Release Okorocha’s certificate of return ‘ Ex-APGA Chieftain appeared first on
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Kano Assembly okays life pension, foreign trips for speaker, deputy
Wed, 08 May 2019
One week after Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, declined assent to a life pension bill from the House of Assembly, Kano State Assembly has, also, approved life pension for its speaker and deputy speaker. The Bayelsa life pension was widely rejected by many Nigerians who said it was a plot by the lawmakers to enrich []The post Kano Assembly okays life pension, foreign trips for speaker, deputy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Reps okay polytechnics in Buhari, Ekweremadu’s hometowns, others
Wed, 08 May 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives, yesterday, passed a bill for the establishment of a Federal Polytechnic in Daura, Kastina. Daura is President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown of. The House also passed for Third Reading, bills for the establishment of eight other tertiary institutions across the country. The new institutions, which received the nod of []The post Reps okay polytechnics in Buhari, Ekweremadu’s hometowns, others appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Madam Efunroye Tinubu and Alhaja Kudirat Abiola in Accord Concordia, crusading for Nigeria’s elusive unity (26)
Wed, 08 May 2019
Introduction It was Andrew Whitworth that once said, ‘if you’re a true warrior, competition doesn’t scare you. It makes you better.’ Madam Efunroye Tinubu and Alhaja Kudirat Abiola stood as true warriors. Today, we shall x-ray the great exploits of these Nigerian heroines. Nigeria’s history will not be complete without mention of heroines like Queen []The post Madam Efunroye Tinubu and Alhaja Kudirat Abiola in Accord Concordia, crusading for Nigeria’s elusive unity
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By heart or offhand, not ‘off-head
Wed, 08 May 2019
YOU are welcome to this second edition in May: ‘Governors biting more than they can chew’ (NIGERIAN Tribune Back Page, April 29) A rewrite: Governors biting off more than they can chew Overheard: ‘I do not know it off-head.’ Correct entry: I do not know it by heart or offhand’not ‘off-head’ Wrong: Like I was []The post By heart or offhand, not ‘off-head’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Killing football in Delta: Open letter to Governor Okowa
Wed, 08 May 2019
Last week, the Cinderella story of the Asabatex’s return to Nigeria’s soccer came to an end before an agitated crowd at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. The game was openly stolen, and victory went to Delta State’s top team, the Delta Force FC. As a pioneer part-founder of the Delta Force FC and a kin supporter []The post Killing football in Delta: Open letter to Governor Okowa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tiwa Savage remains my business partner ‘ Don Jazzy
Wed, 08 May 2019
It is no longer news that the Tiwa Savage has exited Mavin Records after signing a new deal with Universal Music Group, an American music company. However, Don Jazzy, her former boss and business partner has come out to clear the air on his relationship with the former Mavin First Lady. On the last episode []The post Tiwa Savage remains my business partner Don Jazzy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Yemi Alade hits 7m followers on instagram, appreciates fans
Wed, 08 May 2019
Nigerian Afro pop singer Yemi Alade has become the first female to hit over seven million followers on instagram. Alade, who could not contain her excitement, while appreciating her fans on her instagram handle, @yemialade, said: ‘ Thank you all for the blessing and supporting me all day-EVERYDAY. We are #7MILLIONFOLLOWERS.” The 30-year-old R&B singer []The post Yemi Alade hits 7m followers on instagram, appreciates fans appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We’re sorry!’ says ‘Game of Thrones,’ as Starbucks makes a cameo
Wed, 08 May 2019
Game of Thrones’ may be a medieval fantasy but Sunday’s episode had a distinctly modern touch when a stray Starbucks cup made an unexpected cameo in the fictional Westeros kingdom of dragons and zombies, sending fans into a frenzy. The distinctive paper cup with plastic cover was spotted on a table at a feast in []The post ‘We’re sorry!’ says ‘Game of Thrones,’ as Starbucks makes a cameo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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