Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Saturday 11th May 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

What Nigeria should have learnt from Biafra ‘Tsav
Sat, 11 May 2019
Elder statesman and former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Abubakar Tsav, has said that Nigeria would have been among developed nations if it had tapped the inventions of Biafra after the civil war. In this interview with VINCENT KALU, the former super cop, wondered why Nigeria cannot conduct credible polls. Were you satisfied []The post What Nigeria should have learnt from Biafra ‘Tsav appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tambuwal holding a temporary mandate ‘Suleiman, ex-minister
Sat, 11 May 2019
Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman is the Director General, APC Campaign Committee for 2019 general elections in Sokoto State. The former Minister for Transport, Sports and Youth Development spoke extensively on what transpired during the governorship election and efforts by APC to reclaim the mandate. Tunde Omolehin conducted the interview. You are the APC Campaign Director General []The post Tambuwal holding a temporary mandate ‘Suleiman, ex-minister appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2023 Presidency: Nothing wrong with North ”Tony Momoh
Sat, 11 May 2019
Former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh has said that nothing is wrong with the North aspiring to contest the 2023 presidential election. In this interview with WILLY EYA, he made recommendations on what should be President Muhammadu Buhari’s priority in his second term in office. The talking point in Nigeria today is about the []The post 2023 Presidency: Nothing wrong with North ”Tony Momoh appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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North has no business asking for presidency in 2023 ‘ Prof Nwala
Sat, 11 May 2019
President of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), Prof Uzodinma Nwala has said that the North has no business competing for the presidency in 2023, even as he warned the southwest and south south regions to steer clear because they have all taken their turns to lead the country. In this interview by VINCENT KALU, the elder []The post North has no business asking for presidency in 2023 ‘ Prof Nwala appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Okorocha is a total failure in Imo -Eze Ilomuanya
Sat, 11 May 2019
His Majesty, Eze (Dr) Cletus Ilomuanya, the Obi of Obinugwu, Imo state, has condemned the spate of killings, and banditry in the country. Eze Ilomuanya, who is also the Chairman, Igbo Traditional Rulers Forum, and Chancellor, Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, urged the incoming governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihediohas to restore every institution, []The post Okorocha is a total failure in Imo -Eze Ilomuanya appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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9th House of Reps: Why balance of leadership is necessary ‘ CSO
Sat, 11 May 2019
(NAN)The Concerned Democrats for Equitable Representation (CODE-R) has urged elected members of the House of Representatives to resist any attempt by group or individuals to foist leaders on them to avoid a rubber-stamp legislature. Mr Stephen Eriba, Co-Convener CODE-R made the call on Friday in Abuja, while explaining the need for equitable representation in selecting []The post 9th House of Reps: Why balance of leadership is necessary ‘ CSO appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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I still see my late father in dreams ‘ Yekini’s daughter
Sat, 11 May 2019
Last weekend, May 4, was exactly seven years Nigeria lost her most clinical striker and all time highest goalscorer, Rashidi Yekini. Saturday SunSports correspondent, BOLAJI OKUNOLA tracked down his last daughter, Omoyemi Yekini, who revealed how she has been coping since her father’s death. Omoyemi, an English Language graduate of the University of Ilorin, further []The post I still see my late father in dreams Yekini’s daughter appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Dennerby says teamwork is key ahead of tournament
Sat, 11 May 2019
Nigeria women’s coach, Thomas Dennerby said African teams need better teamwork if they are to be successful. The Swede said the individual skills are there to match other continents. Dennerby guided Sweden to third place at the 2011 Women’s World Cup and is now preparing to take the Super Falcons to this year’s finals in []The post FIFA Women’s World Cup: Dennerby says teamwork is key ahead of tournament appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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WAFU Cup: Super Falcons determined to beat Niger
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Super Falcons have hinted that they intend to take all their opportunities when they clash with the senior women team of Niger Republic in Abidjan tomorrow inorder to seal a place in the WAFU Women’s Cup tournament. The Nigeriens are the standout whipping team of Group B after a 10-0 bashing in the hands []The post WAFU Cup: Super Falcons determined to beat Niger appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Documentary on Sam Okwaraji out August 12
Sat, 11 May 2019
Emma Njoku A television documentary on the life and times of the late former Super Eagles midfielder, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji, will be launched on August 12 this year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of the midfield maestro. Okwaraji slumped and died on the pitch while playing for Nigeria in a World Cup []The post Documentary on Sam Okwaraji out August 12 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ooni accepts to be Kanu Heart Foundation patron
Sat, 11 May 2019
Paul Erewuba The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has praised former Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo, saying the former Arsenal FC of England goal poacher has literally touched the heart of God. The Oba, who accepted to be the patron of Kanu Heart Foundation, received the two-time African Footballer of the Year Award []The post Ooni accepts to be Kanu Heart Foundation patron appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ahead 2019 AFCON: NFF denies Atlas Lions of Morocco friendly
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied that the Super Eagles will play a friendly game with the Atlas Lions of Morocco in France as part of preparations for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. ‘We finalised our programME leading up to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations long before now and have []The post Ahead 2019 AFCON: NFF denies Atlas Lions of Morocco friendly appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Season of comebacks
Sat, 11 May 2019
Joe Apu The past two weeks have been exciting for sports fans the world over. Reason for this is not farfetched as many who we’re rather referred to as done for turned things around to the shock and excitement of the sporting world. It started with Tiger Woods who last week recorded one of the []The post Season of comebacks appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Neymar earns three-match ban
Sat, 11 May 2019
Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar was banned for three matches Friday with a further two-match ban suspended for lashing out at a fan following the club’s shock defeat in the French Cup final. Announcing the ban, the French football federation said the sanction would go into effect from May 13 allowing the Brazilian superstar to appear []The post Neymar earns three-match ban appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Warri-Abuja rail line to gulp N1.4t ‘FG
Sat, 11 May 2019
Romanus Ugwu,Abuja Federal government has revealed that networking Warri with Abuja through rail line will gulp a whopping $3.9 billion (about N1.404 trillion), explaining that the figure will also involve the building of the seaport at Warri. Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who made the disclosure during the routine inspection of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan []The post Warri-Abuja rail line to gulp N1.4t ‘FG appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Lagos launches cyber security toolkit for small businesses
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Lagos State government on Friday announced the introduction of a cyber security toolkit for small businesses, a free online resource that small businesses can use to significantly reduce their cyber risk and curtail incidences of cybercrime. The toolkit, which is a joint effort between the State Ministry of Justice and the Global Cyber Alliance []The post Lagos launches cyber security toolkit for small businesses appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidential Panel recovers N1.36bn NEXIM funds
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) said it had recovered N1.36 billion and 10.29 million dollars belonging to Nigerian Export and Import (NEXIM) Bank. Head, Media and Communications of the Panel, Ms Lucie-Ann Laha, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Friday. She said that the funds were []The post Presidential Panel recovers N1.36bn NEXIM funds appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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AEDC moves to phase out estimated billing with vendor centers
Sat, 11 May 2019
Linus Oota , Lafia In its renewed efforts to phase out estimated billing, improved quality service to its customers, Abuja Electricity Distribution Center (AEDC) has flagged off Meters Asset Providers (MAP) for purchase of credit. The Managing Director/ Chief Executive officer of AEDC, Ernest Mupwaya who flagged off the program yesterday in Keffi, Nasarawa State []The post AEDC moves to phase out estimated billing with vendor centers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Emefiele’s re-appointment will boost FX market stability ‘BDCs
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), on Friday said that the reappointment of Mr Godwin Emefiele as the CBN governor for another term will sustain stability in the foreign exchange market. ABCON’s President, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe said this while reacting to the re-appointment of Emefiele for another five -year term by []The post Emefiele’s re-appointment will boost FX market stability ‘BDCs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria bonds, naira rally after Emefiele’s re-appointment
Sat, 11 May 2019
Nigerian bonds rallied and the naira currency firmed on Friday after central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele was nominated for a second term at the helm of the bank, traders said. President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Emefiele for another term, according to a letter read on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. The upper house []The post Nigeria bonds, naira rally after Emefiele’s re-appointment appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Transition Committee raises alarm over illegal auctioning of properties in Adamawa
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Transition Committee set up by Adamawa governor-elect, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, has raised alarm over what it described as illegal and unauthorised auctioning of government’s properties. Mr John Yahya, the secretary of the committee stated this in a statement on Friday in Yola. Yahya alleged that some officials of the outgoing administration of Gov. Muhammadu []The post Transition Committee raises alarm over illegal auctioning of properties in Adamawa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Reps panel uncovers over $900 million in secret non-TSA accounts
Sat, 11 May 2019
The House of Representatives says it has discovered over $900m still ‘being held’ by Federal Government’s ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) outside Treasury Single Account (TSA). It accused the MDAs of failing to follow the TSA policy, leading to revenue leakages. The House made the revelation while adopting the report with 20 recommendations by the []The post Reps panel uncovers over $900 million in secret non-TSA accounts appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NACC to hold 3rd African exhibition for SMEs
Sat, 11 May 2019
Uche Henry The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) is set to hold its 3rd annual food and products exhibition and conference. A statement from the Communication Executive, Ebuka Ugochukwu, stated that the event themed ‘Sustainability and Innovation: Pathway to Business Success for SMEs,’ is slated for Friday and Saturday, 24th & 25th May, at Lagos []The post NACC to hold 3rd African exhibition for SMEs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari harps on the need for true federalism
Sat, 11 May 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, And Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari and eight All Progressives Congress (APC) state governors were yesterday honoured for their faithfulness to the party since the merger in 2014. This is even as the President has harped on the need for true federalism at this time of Nigeria’s democratic development. He was specifically []The post Buhari harps on the need for true federalism appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NIDO Europe lauds Dabiri-Erewa’s appointment, tasks FG on adequate funding
Sat, 11 May 2019
A cross section of Nigerians in Europe on Friday lauded the appointment of Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission. In various interviews with the Europe Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), they unanimously described Dabiri-Erewa as the ‘best person for the job’. Mr Bayo Adekeye, Chairman of []The post NIDO Europe lauds Dabiri-Erewa’s appointment, tasks FG on adequate funding appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Igbo Day: S’East govs, Ohanaeze, Alaigbo group are saboteurs ‘IPOB
Sat, 11 May 2019
Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that South East Governors Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Ala-Igbo Development Foundation (ADF) are saboteurs working against the collective interest of Ndigbo for their personal benefits. It alleged that these groups would prefer to always serve their Fulani masters than to be in good []The post Igbo Day: S’East govs, Ohanaeze, Alaigbo group are saboteurs ‘IPOB appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Court remands herdsman for killing 2 brothers
Sat, 11 May 2019
An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a herdsman, Muhammadu Usman, who allegedly killed two brothers be remanded in prison, pending legal advice. The Magistrate, Oluwabukola Oreoluwa, who did not take the plea of Usman, ordered that he be remanded at Oke-kura Prison, Ilorin, pending legal advice from the office of the Kwara Director []The post Court remands herdsman for killing 2 brothers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Again, Ganduje goes tough on Sanusi, asks Emir to report to LG boss
Sat, 11 May 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has gone further tough on the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, by asking the respected traditional ruler to be reporting to a local government chairman, instead of relating to the state government. He however denied signing into law a bill for the creation of four new []The post Again, Ganduje goes tough on Sanusi, asks Emir to report to LG boss appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ortom directs LG boss, monarch to produce attackers of Taraba villages
Sat, 11 May 2019
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has directed the chairman of Ukum local government area, and second-class traditional ruler in the area, to within three days, identify attackers of communities in Taraba State and hand them over to security agencies for prosecution. Ortom who gave the directive while speaking with newsmen at the []The post Ortom directs LG boss, monarch to produce attackers of Taraba villages appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oyetola’s victory: Appeal Court averted monumental tragedy ‘ Aregbesola
Sat, 11 May 2019
Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Immediate past governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has described the Thursday verdict of the Court of Appeal that restored the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola as satisfactory, claiming that justice had been served. He affirmed that from the perspectives of substantive justice for the people and the point of law, the []The post Oyetola’s victory: Appeal Court averted monumental tragedy ‘ Aregbesola appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ICU equipment: Pastor Adeboye saved Plateau from agony of death ‘Lalong
Sat, 11 May 2019
Gyang Bere, Jos Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong said the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has saved Plateau people from the agony of death by donating Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment worth more than N70 million to the State Specialist Hospital Jos. He noted that the donation was []The post ICU equipment: Pastor Adeboye saved Plateau from agony of death ‘Lalong appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tension in Kano as Court restrains Ganduje from inaugurating new emirates
Sat, 11 May 2019
Desmond Mgboh, Kano Palpable tension has enveloped Kano following the decision of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to appoint four new first class emirs barely 24 hours after signing into law a hurriedly passed bill breaking the Kano Emirate Council into five, a move many see as an attempt to deplete Emir Lamido Sanusi’s influence. []The post Tension in Kano as Court restrains Ganduje from inaugurating new emirates appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Obi tasks wealthy Nigerians on philanthropy
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has advised Nigerians especially the wealthy ones to engage in genuine philanthropy and assistance to the poor for them to enjoy genuine peace and happiness. Obi said this yesterday when, as part of his Easter Programme, he visited the Aguata Anglican Diocesan Hospital at Umunze. Explaining, []The post Obi tasks wealthy Nigerians on philanthropy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The truth about transactional sex
Sat, 11 May 2019
According to Wikipedia, transactional sex is a super set of sex-work, in that the exchange of monetary reward for sex includes a broader set of (usually non-marital) obligations that do not necessarily involve a predetermined payment or gift, but where there is a definite motivation to benefit materially from the sexual exchange. Transactional sex is []The post The truth about transactional sex appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The Little Foxes in our marriage [2]
Sat, 11 May 2019
We will conclude our discussion on ‘The Little Foxes’ today, starting with ‘The Little Fox of Pride’, which manifests in some homes. A proud person looks down on the spouse, and does what he likes without consulting or involving the partner. A certain Uncle built a house and furnished it without telling his wife. She []The post The Little Foxes in our marriage [2] appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Shettima glory
Sat, 11 May 2019
ShettimaGlorymight as well be the title of a book. A leadership book telling the story and the glory of Kashim Shettima, a man who did not allow the pernicious and calamitous evil called Boko Haram to eclipse his winning spirit’the zeal to make a mark in office and bequeath a lasting legacy. An intellectual in []The post Shettima glory appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why your abusive ex should remain in your past
Sat, 11 May 2019
Do you wonder why the person who mistreated you seems to pursue you relentlessly after your relationship ends’ Do you find yourself asking why your emotionally unavailable ex-partners seemed to be the most available humans on earth after you leave them’ Although some people remain friends with their exes for a variety of reasons, but []The post Why your abusive ex should remain in your past appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Atiku: Who wants to be a Nigerian
Sat, 11 May 2019
Time moves forward and not backwards and there are reasons for this. Nigeria however defiles the logic of time as time here could move forward or backwards depending on how the leaders want it. The more issues are settled the more there resurgence, no thanks to our crop of leaders whom posterity will harshly judge. []The post Atiku: Who wants to be a Nigerian’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How I was summoned to NASS for losing weight
Sat, 11 May 2019
Brothers and Sisters in Crisis, abeg make una help me o. I have just been invited by our honourable men and women at the National Assembly to come and explain within 24 hours of the receipt of their invitation why I should not be sent to either Zamfara or Taraba state to join our gallant []The post How I was summoned to NASS for losing weight appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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JAMB vs University admission fraudsters
Sat, 11 May 2019
Aare Afe Babalola, Ofr, Con, San I have read the interview granted by the Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, which was given a copious mention in the May 6, 2019 edition of The Nation. I commend and congratulate JAMB under Prof. Oloyede for taking []The post JAMB vs University admission fraudsters appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Mama Grace: Effortless elegance @80
Sat, 11 May 2019
Nnedinso Ogaziechi ‘Oh Nne, batanu, batanu, bia Chibuzo, kedu chin-chin” Vintage Nwunye Justice, Mama Nguru, Mama Enugu, Ochiri Ozuo Mrs Grace Obayi’ We had stepped in to greet her that December, she was already in the car on her way to a traditional marriage in Anambra state. She came down from the car, led []The post Mama Grace: Effortless elegance @80 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How women can succeed in male dominated fields ‘Prof. Jennifer Thomas, Ex-CNN Executive Producer
Sat, 11 May 2019
Jennifer Thomas, former CNN executive producer and current Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Howard University, Washington District of Columbia, United States is what you term beauty and brain. Dressed in a flowered gown and penciled heel shoes, you are amazed at her presentations to her audience and you want her to keep talking. []The post How women can succeed in male dominated fields ‘Prof. Jennifer Thomas, Ex-CNN Executive Producer appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Being a mum: The stressful sides of trying to conceive
Sat, 11 May 2019
Couples who are trying to conceive are going through lots of stress. Some people may think it’s easy for them and claim they are having lots of sex, but no one sees the strains of trying so hard to have a child while it seems so easy for others. Trying to conceive can be stressful, []The post Being a mum: The stressful sides of trying to conceive appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Things modern dads do that make parenting easy
Sat, 11 May 2019
These days, it is common to see fathers pushing a stroller or carrying their babies in little pouches across their chest. These sights are adorable because most fathers never did anything like that. These fathers went to work or their business places in the morning, while mothers stayed at home with the children, dealing with []The post Things modern dads do that make parenting easy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Inside Ibadan drug world
Sat, 11 May 2019
By Omoyemi Bankole When Governor Abiola Ajimobi exits Oyo State Government House on the eve of May 29, one major achievement he will be remembered for by the people of the state, is securing the length and breadth of the state, particularly, Ibadan, the state capital and ridding it of political violence and hooliganism which, []The post Inside Ibadan drug world appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Killed by hunger
Sat, 11 May 2019
Emmanuel Adeyemi,Lokoja Even if you have a heart made of stone, her story will surely melt it and make you cry. Her name is Mrs. Fatima Noah. A widow and an office cleaner with Kogi State Judiciary, for months, she scrounged for anything she can find, to feed herself and her family, in the face []The post Killed by hunger appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Tribal difference not a barrier to happy marriage The Lokosons’ story
Sat, 11 May 2019
Sir Robert Jonah Lokoson is from Bayelsa State while Lady Sarah Kaneng Lokoson is from Plateau State. The ethnicity difference notwithstanding, they met and agreed to marry in 1987. Now married for 32 years and blessed with four children, the couple shares the secret of their marriage bliss with FEMI FOLARANMI. How did you meet []The post Tribal difference not a barrier to happy marriage The Lokosons’ story appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Plans to end illegal lottery operations
Sat, 11 May 2019
We laud the Federal government’s plan to eliminate illegal lottery operators, especially those involved in Ponzi schemes from the country. The Permanent Secretary for Special Duties in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Festus Dauda, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja after a two-day specialised training organised for members []The post Plans to end illegal lottery operations appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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My fond memories of Fela ‘Yeni Kuti
Sat, 11 May 2019
Damiete Braide Former dancer and choreographer, Yeni Kuti has recalled the fond memories of her father, Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who passed away over two decades ago. Yeni, who opened up to this reporter at the unveiling of the Kuti Heritage Museum in Abeokuta, Ogun State penultimate Saturday, also talked about the legacies her grandparents []The post My fond memories of Fela ‘Yeni Kuti appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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