Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Friday 24th May 2019

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

High, low points of 8th Senate
Fri, 24 May 2019
Fred Itua, Abuja In another two weeks, the Eight Senate will hold its valedictory session. The session will signal the end of the assembly. For lawmakers who didn’t win reelection, it will be the end of the road for them. For those who returned, it will be the beginning of another four years. The Eight []The post High, low points of 8th Senate appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

I’m ready to submit to Ogun people’s will, aspirations ‘Abiodun
Fri, 24 May 2019
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Ogun State governor-elect,Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday, declared that he was ready to submit himself to the will and aspirations of the people of Ogun State when the reins of power are handed over to him on May 29. Abiodun made this declaration in his address during a pre-inauguration lecture, with the []The post I’m ready to submit to Ogun people’s will, aspirations ‘Abiodun appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Imo West: Legal battle shifts to Court of Appeal
Fri, 24 May 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The legal battle over the Imo West Senatorial ticket has shifted to the Court of Appeal, where Senator Osita Izunaso is challenging the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court to adjudicate on the suit filed by Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over his certificate of []The post Imo West: Legal battle shifts to Court of Appeal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Assent to Electoral amendment bill, Oyegun tells Buhari
Fri, 24 May 2019
Fred Itua, Abuja Former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Amendment Bill into law in order to strengthen the country’s democracy. He spoke on Wednesday night in Abuja, during the premiere of a documentary titled ‘Sweat of Freedom’ ‘We need []The post Assent to Electoral amendment bill, Oyegun tells Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

FG plotting to frame me for phantom crisis ‘ Atiku
Fri, 24 May 2019
Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) pesidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, raised the alarm about alleged plans to contrive skirmishes in weeks ahead, so as to smear his reputation. Atiku, in a statement by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said part of the plot is to plant fictitious stories about []The post FG plotting to frame me for phantom crisis ‘ Atiku appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Kano: I’ll abolish new emirates if declared winner ‘PDP guber candidate
Fri, 24 May 2019
Desmond Mgboh, Kano Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, has vowed to abolish the four new emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; if he wins at the tribunal. Yusuf also lamented sacking of permanent secretaries and casting aspersion on reputable Islamic scholars by the governor. Abba, []The post Kano: I’ll abolish new emirates if declared winner ‘PDP guber candidate appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

NGF Chairmanship: Fayose congratulates Fayemi
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has congratulated the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on his emergence as the Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF). Fayose, in a statement by his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, said Fayemis emergence as NGF Chairman was well deserved to him and the people of Ekiti. He []The post NGF Chairmanship: Fayose congratulates Fayemi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Buhari congratulates new NGF Chairman Fayemi
Fri, 24 May 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on his emergence as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). The President, in a statement by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, in Abuja on Thursday, said Fayemi’s choice by consensus indicated the degree of confidence []The post Buhari congratulates new NGF Chairman Fayemi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

APC says NGF under Fayemi will support Buhari in delivering good governance
Fri, 24 May 2019
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) says Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) under Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti will support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in entrenching good governance in the country. Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, expressed the view in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, congratulating Fayemi on his election []The post APC says NGF under Fayemi will support Buhari in delivering good governance appe
read more…

35m tag on Onyekuru scares Bayern
Fri, 24 May 2019
Bayern Munich has gone cold on the pursuit of Nigerian forward, Henry Onyekuru, after Everton demand a transfer fee of 35 million for the 21-year old, who had a productive season on loan to Turkish side, Galatasaray. Onyekuru had agreed personal terms with the Bundesliga outfit, but Everton was holding on for 35 million as []The post 35m tag on Onyekuru scares Bayern appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Poland 2019: Flying Eagles go for three points against Qatar
Fri, 24 May 2019
Two-time runners up, Nigeria will go all out for the three points when Flying Eagles take to the pitch of the 15,300-capacity Tychy Stadium against Qatar this evening, according to team captain, Ikouwem Udoh Utin. ‘It is a big match for us, as every other match in this competition. We know the importance of picking []The post Poland 2019: Flying Eagles go for three points against Qatar appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Sports ministry to refund IAAF’s $135,000
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports is set to refund $135,000 mistakenly paid to the country as grants by the global athletics body, International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). This was made known in a telephone chat with the Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mr. Sunday Adeleye, who attended a []The post Sports ministry to refund IAAF’s $135,000 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Okpekpe Race: Nigerian athletes set to battle for honours
Fri, 24 May 2019
The country’s athletes have set their sights on competing with their East African counterparts, as the seventh Okpekpe 10km Road Race takes centre stage in Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government of Edo State. Athletes from East Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia to be precise had won the IAAF Silver Label Race in the last six editions, []The post Okpekpe Race: Nigerian athletes set to battle for honours appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Tennis tourney starts in Lagos
Fri, 24 May 2019
The annual Ikoyi Club Tennis tournament sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc started on Wednesday at the tennis section of Ikoyi Club 1938, with about 120 smashers participating across all events. This competition, which is one of the biggest sports events in the calendar of the club will feature various events in both male and female []The post Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Tennis tourney starts in Lagos appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Kanu Nwankwo thumbs up Monimichelle
Fri, 24 May 2019
Former Super Eagles leggy forward, Nwankwo Kanu has given a pat on the back to the Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle, Ebi Egbe. Nwankwo, who spoke during the Governor Akinwumi Ambode ‘Thank You’ game played at the Agege soccer temple, described Egbe’s firm as Africa’s leading stadium construction outfit, even as he urged federal and []The post Kanu Nwankwo thumbs up Monimichelle appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Niger FA Chairmanship Why I am going for the 5th time ‘Ahmed Fresh
Fri, 24 May 2019
John Adams, Minna As Nigerians prepare to elect their state football chairmen and secretaries across the 36 states of the federation, the Chairman of the Niger State Football Association and executive committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ahmed Yusuf Fresh has given reasons for seeking re-election as the state FA boss. Speaking in []The post Niger FA Chairmanship Why I am going for the 5th time ‘Ahmed Fresh appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

FG approves $2.3bn loan for Lagos-Calabar coastal rail line
Fri, 24 May 2019
Romanus Ugwu and Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja The Federal Government has approved the request from the Ministry of Transportation to source $2.3 billion loan to prosecute the Lagos-Calabar coastal rail line. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who made the disclosure during his valedictory press briefing in Abuja yesterday, said that it would connect the central lines []The post FG approves $2.3bn loan for Lagos-Calabar coastal rail line appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Nigeria missing on world ranking ship index
Fri, 24 May 2019
Steve Agbota Despite being one of the largest littoral states in Africa, Nigeria is missing on the ship ranking index due to challenges inhibiting its maritime sector. This is coming as several indigenous shipping companies have either collapsed or are comatose over lack of patronage and failure of the cabotage shipping regime, among other nightmares. []The post Nigeria missing on world ranking ship index appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

ECCIMA sets agenda for SouthEast governors
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) wants governors in the Southeast geo-political zone to put infrastructure in place for the economic development of the zone. The Director General of the chamber, Mr Emeka Okereke, made the appeal on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu. []The post ECCIMA sets agenda for SouthEast governors appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

$22.2m of $322m Abacha loot spent on empowerment schemes ‘FG
Fri, 24 May 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja The Federal Government on Thursday revealed that it has spent $22.216 million, out the $322 million recovered Abacha loot, on various empowerment schemes in its strategic efforts to lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty. It also rejected the recent report of the World Poverty Clock which identified Nigeria as the poverty []The post $22.2m of $322m Abacha loot spent on empowerment schemes ‘FG appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

FAAC disbursed N257.76bn to FG in April ‘NBS
Fri, 24 May 2019
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday revealed that the Federal Government received N257.76 billion from Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) last April. The NBS said in its ‘FAAC April 2019 Disbursement” statistics posted on its website that the amount was Federal Government’s share of N617.57 billion disbursed to the three tiers of government []The post FAAC disbursed N257.76bn to FG in April ‘NBS appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Investment in Nigeria’s telecom industry stands at $70bn ‘NCC
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the total investment in the Nigerian telecom industry is currently estimated at $70 billion. Its Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, made this known on Thursday in Lagos, during the Nigerian Telecom Leadership Summit 2019. The summit, organised by NCC, has the theme ‘ ‘Repositioning the Nigerian Telecom []The post Investment in Nigeria’s telecom industry stands at $70bn ‘NCC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Govt to create 4m jobs through oil palm production
Fri, 24 May 2019
Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja The Federal Government is set to create about four million jobs through oil palm production in the country. This was made known by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Sunday Edet Akpan, at the Stakeholders Forum for the presentation of the draft Oil Palm Policy []The post Govt to create 4m jobs through oil palm production appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

FG leverages metallurgical industry to develop SMEs, create jobs
Fri, 24 May 2019
Maduka Nweke The Federal Government said it is leveraging the potential of the metallurgical industry to develop Small Medium Enterprises in the metal sector for economic diversification, job creation and national prosperity. The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development during one of its public fora in Lagos said that if the products of the industry []The post FG leverages metallurgical industry to develop SMEs, create jobs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

FBRA encourages waste recycling, unveils buy-back initiative at Orile community
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on citizens of Lagos State to imbibe the culture of recycling. This is as it reinstated its unwavering commitment to a cleaner environment through its buy-back campaign on recyclable waste launched at Orilecommunity, Lagoson Saturday, May 25, 2019. On that day, FBRA, the Producer Responsibility Organisation []The post FBRA encourages waste recycling, unveils buy-back initiative at Orile community appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

UK house prices likely to keep falling for another six months
Fri, 24 May 2019
House prices are likely to continue falling for another six months in the UK and for the whole of 2019 in London and the south-east, according to an industry survey. Separate official data shows that rents are also falling, with tenants typically paying 757 a month, down from 772 a year ago, continuing a pattern []The post UK house prices likely to keep falling for another six months appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Wike moves to tackle insecurity in Ogoni
Fri, 24 May 2019
Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that his administration is working with security agencies to tackle rising insecurity and cultism in Ogoniland. Wike stated this, yesterday, when he addressed Ogoni political leaders, traditional rulers and youth groups at the Government House, Port Harcourt,disclosing that the government is deploying necessary machinery []The post Wike moves to tackle insecurity in Ogoni appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Ijaw communities protest non-inclusion of bridges in NDDC road project
Fri, 24 May 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba Three Ijaw communities in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State have protested alleged plans to cut them off from the rest of the country. The communities, including Toru-Tubegbe, Bolou-Tubegbe and Tamo-Tubegbe, alleged that the ongoing road project in the area being executed by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) did not []The post Ijaw communities protest non-inclusion of bridges in NDDC road project appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Obaseki targets opportunities in entertainment industry
Fri, 24 May 2019
Tony Osauzo, Benin Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration is collaborating with the private sector and other relevant stakeholders to attract investment and create jobs through the Edo Creative Hub, its new initiative to rejig the state’s entertainment industry. The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, gave the assurance []The post Obaseki targets opportunities in entertainment industry appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Edo people protest bill seeking protection for BEDC assets
Fri, 24 May 2019
Tony Osauzo, Benin A coalition of civil groups, yesterday, took to streets of Benin, to protest against a bill for a law to provide for electricity theft and other related offences, currently under consideration at the Edo State House of Assembly. The bill christened ‘Electricity Theft Offence’, prescribes a special court for electricity consumers in []The post Edo people protest bill seeking protection for BEDC assets appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Harvest of arrests as police launch Operation Puff Adder in Lagos
Fri, 24 May 2019
Christopher Oji The Police yesterday launchedOperation Puff Adder to flush out criminals in Lagos. The police also revealedthat 14 suicide cases were recorded in the state between January and April this year. The State command also said159 suspected criminals were arrested for robbery, kidnapping and cultism within the period under review, while 80 robbery attempts []The post Harvest of arrests as police launch Operation Puff Adder in Lagos appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

N136m fraud: Court convicts ex-NIMASA boss, 3others
Fri, 24 May 2019
Lukman Olabiyi Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday convictedthe acting Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA),Mr. Callistus Nwabueze Obi, docked for unlawful conversion and N136 million fraud. Others convicted alongside Obi by the court are Dismass Alu Adoo, a personal assistant to the former director-general of NIMASA, Dr. []The post N136m fraud: Court convicts ex-NIMASA boss, 3others appeared first on The Sun Ni
read more…

5 soldiers in soup for robbery
Fri, 24 May 2019
Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The Police in Borno State have arrested five serving Nigerian Army personnel allegedly stealing a car, tricycle and other items in the state while armed. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Aliyu, told newsmen yesterday in Maiduguri, the capital of the state, that two soldiers, who were armed with AK-47 rifle []The post 5 soldiers in soup for robbery appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Edo girl sold for N850,000 rescued by police
Fri, 24 May 2019
Tony Osauzo, Benin Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have recovered in Enugu State, Christabel Omokpia, who was sold for N850,000 by an orphanage in Rivers State. Christabel was two years old when she and her elder sister, Amanda, were stolen from Utesi village in Ovia North East Local Government Area by two female []The post Edo girl sold for N850,000 rescued by police appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Court stops female journalists’ election in Lagos
Fri, 24 May 2019
Lukman Olabiyi Justice R.H. GwanduoftheNational Industrial Court (NIC), Lagos has restrained the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) and four others from conducting the scheduled National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) election, pending the determination of the suit filed by one of the contestants against them. The court restrained the respondentsafter hearing the motion ex- parte []The post Court stops female journalists’ election in Lagos appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

FG confirms Adamu as IGP
Fri, 24 May 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja At the Police Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House, Abuja, yesterday, Mohammed Adamu was confirmed as substantive Inspector General of Police The meeting had all the 36 governors and chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musliu Smith, in attendance. Adamu was appointed acting IGP []The post FG confirms Adamu as IGP appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

The game is over
Fri, 24 May 2019
And now the watch has ended Many played the game for the throne King this Queen that One by one they fell The throne many fought over, lusted after and died for Now flows through the halls like melted wax The wheel has been broken Things are no longer the same If you thought The []The post The game is over appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Toxic’ British Labour leader
Fri, 24 May 2019
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is gone. Nothing might seem to be significant in her departure as Prime Ministers come and go in that country. Her exit only needs to be formalised. Otherwise, her party, the Tories, opposition Labour Party and indeed the whole country already resigned themselves to that reality. What may not be []The post ‘Toxic’ British Labour leader appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Why you may have nightmares
Fri, 24 May 2019
A nightmare is a horrific experience, whether it comes in a dream or real-life situations. It is something you would want to avoid, which nevertheless happens to you once in a while. Perhaps, it is not out of place to say that a nightmare is inevitable in life at some point. Some readers who have []The post Why you may have nightmares appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

MURIC’s challenge to the Kukah Almajiri initiative
Fri, 24 May 2019
Worried by the nexus between the growing ragtag army of impoverished, socially-deprived out-of-school children, estimated to be anywhere between 10 and 14 million, and the increasing rate of insecurity in northern Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, The Kukah Centre, has indicated readiness to rise up to the challenge of tackling this devastating social menace. This was []The post MURIC’s challenge to the Kukah Almajiri initiative appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Democracy: Those to miss in next govt
Fri, 24 May 2019
By May 29, when the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed, administers the oath of office on Muhammadu Buhari as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and June 11, when the National Assembly would be inaugurated, another era in democratic governance would begin. The same person would be president, for a second []The post Democracy: Those to miss in next govt appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Ninth NASS leadership: The case for merit
Fri, 24 May 2019
Lekan Olawoyin The discourse on the leadership of the ninth National Assembly has dominated the public space for some time now. Expectedly, everyone who comments on the topic has begun to assume the status of an aficionado on the topic, muddling the waters and reducing the all-important issue of leading an important arm of government []The post Ninth NASS leadership: The case for merit appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

May 29 and Nigeria’s future
Fri, 24 May 2019
On Wednesday next week Nigerians will celebrate 20 years of unbroken democratic rule. The journey to this dispensation started on May 29, 1999 when the then military government of Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (rtd) handed over power to the then president-elect, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, after years of pro-democratic struggles that prevailed following the annulment of the []The post May 29 and Nigeria’s future appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Dealing with rising wave of suicide
Fri, 24 May 2019
Tayo Ogunbiyi Recent happenings across the country show that there is an alarming upsurge in incidence of suicide. Usually, Nigerians are considered lovers of life and as such would never contemplate suicide for whatever reason. But recent occurrence in the country has since changed that. Experts have affirmed that this current situation might not be []The post Dealing with rising wave of suicide appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Reinventing Nigeria’s air power
Fri, 24 May 2019
Pembi David-Stephen Historically, air power, a fundamental component of a nation’s military force, remains a decisive and critical factor in determining the outcome of any war. This article focuses on the vision-driven transformations in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), under the watch of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Siddique Baba Abubakar. []The post Reinventing Nigeria’s air power appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Nigeria’s grinding poverty
Fri, 24 May 2019
Ladesope Ladelokun If there is one thing deemed worthy of commendation by a great number of President Muhammadu Buhari’s followers in spite of his perceived cracked veneer of integrity in some quarters, it is saying the truth about the state of the nation,even when it is self-indicting regardless of the feeble attempts by his spin []The post Nigeria’s grinding poverty appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

A meritorious judge
Fri, 24 May 2019
Much as they are envied and unappreciated largely owing to the misconduct of some of their reckless colleagues, two very demanding qualities of men on the bench are discretion and sacrifice. Without judges, anarchy portends. Yet, unlike other folks in society, judges, ideally, are more of recluses compared to fellow citizens. Yet, judges, no matter []The post A meritorious judge appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Eddie Ugbomah (1941-2019)
Fri, 24 May 2019
We join millions of Nigerians in mourning the death of Nigeria’s pioneer filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah, who passed away on the May 11, 2019. He was scheduled for a medical procedure on May 13, but he did not make it. Although he was 78, his death was a shock to many. The exact cause of his []The post Eddie Ugbomah (1941-2019) appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…

Tonto Dikeh signs N100m deal with Zikel cosmetics
Fri, 24 May 2019
Controversial Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh has signed a N100 million deal with Zikel cosmetics. The mouth-watering deal makes her the first Nigerian celebrity to be paid such amount for being an ambassador of a makeup brand in Africa. The mother of one revealed deatails of the contract on her Instagram @tontolet. Showing that she had []The post Tonto Dikeh signs N100m deal with Zikel cosmetics appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
read more…