Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Friday 7th June 2019.

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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PDP chieftains kick as Ayade travels abroad
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Judex Okoro, Calabar Barely a week after inauguration of Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, for a second term in office, he has again travelled out of the country, fuelling speculation that he has abandoned the state. This is the second time in about two months the governor has embarked on foreign trip. The governor []The post PDP chieftains kick as Ayade travels abroad appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oshiomhole destroyed APC ‘Ex Buhari’s minister
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Immediate past minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has again taken the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to the cleaners, alleging that his dictatorship has destroyed the ruling party. Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday, Shittu described Oshiomhole as ‘one person who is a dictator, who wants to []The post Oshiomhole destroyed APC ‘Ex Buhari’s minister appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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South East deserves Deputy senate president position -Okoh
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Bianca Iboma Deputy National Coordinator, Informal Sector, Mr. Chidiebere Okoh call for the recognition of the South-Eastern region by the Buhari- led administration. The All Progressives Party (APC) has zoned the Senate presidency to the North East. Where does that leave the South East’ The Igbo should be represented in the leadership of the []The post South East deserves Deputy senate president position -Okoh appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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9thAssembly: It’s unfair for South West to produce House of Reps Speaker -Ezike
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Chukwudi Nweje Ibuchukwu Ezike is Executive Director, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO). He says the leadership positions in the 9th National Assembly should be distributed among the geo-political zones that are not represented in the central government. President Muhammadu Buhari has just begun his second term do you see him performing better than he did in []The post 9thAssembly: It’s unfair for South West to produce House of Reps Speaker -Ezike appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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9th Senate: Kalu should be deputy Senate president -Nnamani
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Former Enugu State Governor, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, has said the 9th National Assembly will do much in electoral reforms as well as work for a better Nigeria. He spoke on other issues of national interest. Your party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in power for 16 years before losing it four years ago. []The post 9th Senate: Kalu should be deputy Senate president -Nnamani appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Senate presidency: APC commends Goje’s withdrawal
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended Senator Danjuma Goje’s decision to withdraw from the Ninth Senate presidency contest; in support of the party’s endorsed candidate, Ahmad Lawan. APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the party ‘commended the fatherly role played by President Muhammadu Buhari, in ensuring compliance []The post Senate presidency: APC commends Goje’s withdrawal appeared first on The Sun
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Old Aba People’s Assembly backs Ikpeazu
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Old Aba People’s Assembly has pledged its support for the second term of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu. A statement signed by leader of the Assembly, Chief Sam Nkire, said the best of Governor Ikpeazu was yet to come, adding that his first term was just the beginning of the good things to come. []The post Old Aba People’s Assembly backs Ikpeazu appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2023: South East APC repositions for presidency
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Magnus Eze, Enugu Former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Emeka Wogu, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would be repositioned and strengthened to win elections in the South East in 2023. He disclosed that the zone would then gun for the presidency, stating that the Igbo in APC cannot be in a party []The post 2023: South East APC repositions for presidency appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bafarawa’s son, out-going speaker in Tambuwal’s new commissioners’ list
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Out-going lawmakers of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, have confirmed the list of commissioner nominees submitted to them by Governor Aminu Tambuwal. The 26-man list comprises 19 former commissioners and seven new nominees. Top on the list is incumbent Speaker of the state Assembly, Honourable Salihu Maidaji, immediate past SSG, Professor []The post Bafarawas son, out-going speaker in Tambuwals new commissioners list appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Breaking: Ogun gov, Abiodun appoints Somorin Chief Press Secretary
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has appointed Sunday, Olakunle Somorin, as his Chief Press Secretary. The announcement of the appointment was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Service, Lanre Bisiriyu, on Thursday evening. The appointment, according to the statement was with immediate effect. Currently pursuing his Ph.D. []The post Breaking: Ogun gov, Abiodun appoints Somorin Chief Press Secretary appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Super Eagles didn’t miss me ‘ Mikel
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Emma Jemegah Super Eagles’ Captain, John Obi Mikel has declared that his absence in the national team was not missed, adding that no individual is indispensable. Mikel, who stated this at the team’s press conference yesterday, in Asaba, noted that without him, the players played well and qualified for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. The []The post Super Eagles didn’t miss me ‘ Mikel appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Alleged fraud: FIFA to probe CAF President, Ahmad, over arrest in France
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Emma Njoku(with agency reports) World football governing body, FIFA has demanded details of yesterday’s arrest of the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, in France from the French authorities, to enable its Ethics Committees investigate fraud allegations leveled against him. Ahmad was arrested by French police at the Berri Hotel in []The post Alleged fraud: FIFA to probe CAF President, Ahmad, over arrest in France appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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France 2019: Referees pull out of World Cup
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Monica Iheakam Two referees selected by FIFA to officiate at the 8th edition of the FIFA women’s World Cup kicking off today in France have voluntarily pulled out of the tournament. The two referees, Carol Anne Chenard from Canada and Chinese assistant referee, Yongmei Cui excused themselves from the Mundial on health grounds. Chenard had []The post France 2019: Referees pull out of World Cup appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CAF dangles $14.2m at Eagles
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Bolaji Okunola Three times African Champion, Nigeria and other 23 teams jostling for the 32nd African Cup of Nation in Egypt are billed to share $14.2 million, SportingSun gathered. The official website of Confederation of African Football [CAF] revealed this as they broke down the take away prices for the bi-annual tournament. Due to the []The post CAF dangles $14.2m at Eagles appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Supporters club congratulates Sanwo-Olu
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Nigeria Football Supporters Club has congratulated the new Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu just as it commended his predecessor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for his giant strides in sports development in the state. In a statement by the club, signed by its President General, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, it expressed hope that the new governor, being a []The post Supporters club congratulates Sanwo-Olu appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria Pitch Awards inspired by God ‘Philips
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Chief Executive Officer of Match Makers Consult, organizers of Nigeria Pitch Awards, Shina Philips has revealed that the prestigious awards, ranked among the best 10 in Nigeria, is an inspiration from God. This Saturday, the city of Asaba in Delta State hosts the sixth edition, where top players like Musa Ahmed, Wilfred Ndidi and []The post Nigeria Pitch Awards inspired by God ‘Philips appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria Muaythai set for monthly challenge
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Paul Erewuba Stakeholders of Muaythai Sports in the country now have a lot to celebrate, as the Nigeria Muaythai Federation has concluded plans to organise a monthly championship series with Sunday June 16 as kick-off date. President of the Federation, Samuel Nweke, who disclosed this to Daily Sunsports in Lagos said the programme would hold []The post Nigeria Muaythai set for monthly challenge appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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AFN to organise trials for African Games, other championships
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
(NAN)The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Thursday said that it would conduct its national trials ahead of the African Games and major championships in July. Amanzi Marcus, the Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee ofthe AFN, disclosed in Lagos that the trials would hold from July 22 to 27. He said that the AFN fixed []The post AFN to organise trials for African Games, other championships appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ronaldo’s hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including two late goals, to give Portugal a 3-1 win over Switzerland in a Nations League semi-final featuring an extraordinary VAR incident on Wednesday. Ronaldo blasted Portugal ahead from a free kick in the 25th minute, his first goal for his country for nearly a year. But the Swiss []The post Ronaldo’s hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Obaseki commiserates with Thisday MD, Bello, over wife’s death
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has commiserated with the Managing Director of Thisday Newspapers, Eniola Bello, over the passing of his wife, Helen. In a statement, yesterday Obaseki condoled with Mr Bello, his family and the staff of Thisday Newspapers over the loss, praying that God grants them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. []The post Obaseki commiserates with Thisday MD, Bello, over wife’s death appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Govt’s $406.7m debt recovery suit against Shell adjourned to June 19
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
A Federal High Court in Lagos Mojisola Olatoregun, has adjourned until June 19, hearing in a debt recovery suit filed by the Federal Government against Shell Western Supply and Trading Ltd, over alleged $406.7 million shortfall in crude oil shipment. The suit number FHC/L/CS/336/16, filed by Fabian Ajogwu, the counsel to the Federal Government, has []The post Govt’s $406.7m debt recovery suit against Shell adjourned to June 19 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Insecurity: Buhari summons governors
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba and Ben Dunno, Warri Concerned over the growing rates of insecurity, particularly kidnaping and hostage-taking in the country, President Muhammed Buhari, has summoned all state governors for an emergency meeting today, in Abuja. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa made this disclosure, yesterday, when he briefed newsmen during his quarterly media chat tagged: ‘2019 Media []The post Insecurity: Buhari summons governors appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bayelsa: Dickson’s man emerges speaker
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa A loyalist of Governor Seriake Dickson, Tonye Isenah (Kolokuma/Opokuma constituency 1), has emerged speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. Abraham Ingobere (Brass constituency 3), retained his position as deputy speaker while Monday Obolo Bubou (Southern Ijaw constituency 3) was elected House leader. Isenah’s emergence with a unanimous votes from all []The post Bayelsa: Dickson’s man emerges speaker appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NCC to host emerging telecoms technologies research, ICT innovation forum
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission is set for its maiden edition of the Emerging Telecoms Technologies Research and ICT Innovation forum which will hold atTayo Aderinokun Hall by Unilag Guest HouseUniversity of Lagos, from June 10-11 2019. The Forum’s theme: ‘Developing Nigeria’s Tech Ecosystem; Imperative for Improving Local Content’ according to the initiator- the Nigerian Communication []The post NCC to host emerging telecoms technologies research, ICT innovation forum
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DPR revokes licences of six oil blocks to recover legacy debts
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Louis Ibah and Uche Usim, Abuja The Federal Government yesterday, announced the revocation of six oil blocks located in the Niger Delta basin in an effort to recover huge debts owed it by firms operating the affected acreages. This comes amid increasing oil theft in the region leading to the loss of trillions of naira,according []The post DPR revokes licences of six oil blocks to recover legacy debts appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Anglican Communion urges Buhari to improve Nigeria’s security network
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe The Diocese of Gombe Anglican Communion has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to improve on the security situation in the country. In a communique signed by the Bishop of Gombe, who is also the Archbishop of Jos Province, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba after its second session of the seventh synod, called on the []The post Anglican Communion urges Buhari to improve Nigeria’s security network appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Economy: Afreximbank to support Eswatini kingdom with $140m credit facility
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
TheAfrican Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), says it will provide a credit facility valued at two billion Rands (about 140 million dollars) to the Kingdom of Eswatini for trade and economic goals. Prof. Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank’s President, in a statement said the facility would enable the Kingdom achieve required funding to meet trade and strategic economic goals. []The post Economy: Afreximbank to support Eswatini kingdom with $140m credit facility appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Group wants 50/50 representation for men, women in new cabinet
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Okwe Obi, Abuja A gender-based group, Women In Politics Forum (WIPF), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure that all federal appointments are evenly shared between men and women. This is even as the group backedNikiruka Oyejeocha, a member representingIsuikwato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency, for the speakership position of the House of Representatives. Addressing journalists yesterday in []The post Group wants 50/50 representation for men, women in new cabinet appeared first on The S
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Towards good governance in Nigeria
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Seventh Schedule of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as Amended) provided the oath of allegiance and oath of office to be sworn to by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, conducted by the Chief Justice of the Federation, during inauguration observance for the office and this formulates an []The post Towards good governance in Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Inadequate mechanised tools stall donor-assisted agric projects ‘ FG
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government has lamented inadequate mechanised tools, which it said has continuously stalled the implementation of donor-assisted agricultural projects across the country. Director, Project Coordinating Unit (PCU), in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Memuna Habib, made the disclosure in Abuja, She further stated that the slow and bureaucratic []The post Inadequate mechanised tools stall donor-assisted agric projects ‘ FG appeared first on The
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That was the week that was
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
It must have been the worst week in the history of Nigeria’s ruling party ‘ All Progressives Congress. In contrast to the shining electoral victory of the party since 2015, the lot of the party in the recent past has been more of recession, indeed, disaster. The Supreme Court nullified the victories of all the []The post That was the week that was appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari mourns Aje, Bishop emeritus of Sokoto
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed sadness over the passageof the Bishop Emeritus of Sokoto, Most Rev Kevin Joseph Aje. Buhari commiserated with the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, President and members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, and the entire Catholic community in the country. He recalled his steadfast advocacy of cordiality []The post Buhari mourns Aje, Bishop emeritus of Sokoto appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ogun: Councillors protest suspension, barricade Assembly
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Councillors in Ogun State, yesterday, barricaded the entrance to the House of Assembly in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, to protest the resolution of the Assembly suspending all elective office holders across all the local governments. The councillors, who stormed the Assembly complex at about 8a.m, prevented lawmakers and workers from gaining entry into their []The post Ogun: Councillors protest suspension, barricade Assembly appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The spirit-husband and wife phenomenon
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Mysteries may never end. When people face problems or experience strange, negative occurrences that cannot be reasoned away, they lay the blame at the door steps of enemies, real or imagined. We are still on a voyage of discovery. There are many things we still don’t know or understand because we can only know in []The post The spirit-husband and wife phenomenon appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Owoeye emerges Osun speaker
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Osun State House of Assembly, yesterday, inaugurated the seventth Assembly and elected a new speaker. The new speaker, Timothy Owoeye, represents Ilesa East Constituency. Though the contest for the speakership was intense and dotted by horse-trading within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as various interest blocks pushed for their candidates, Owoeye []The post Owoeye emerges Osun speaker appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Praying or preying
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
In 2016, I wrote an article, When will ‘Servants of God’ stop preying on women and children’ Five lessons from the ‘Reverend’ Kingsley Ezeugo Saga. Almost on a daily basis, there are reports about religious leaders abusing members of their congregation. This problem is a global one, and has been around for a long time, []The post Praying or preying’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ogun: We’ll rejuvenate, reposition education sector ‘Deputy gov
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ogun State Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, has said the new administration would rejuvenate and reposition the education sector for efficient and qualitative service delivery. She said the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration is committed to revamping the deplorable condition of public schools across the state. Salako-Oyedele spoke yesterday during her familiarisation visit to []The post Ogun: We’ll rejuvenate, reposition education sector ‘Deputy gov
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Imo: Morning yet on creation day
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Apart from the word Imo, which is the name of a state in Nigeria, the other words in the caption of today’s article belong to Africa’s foremost novelist and humanist, Professor Chinua Achebe. It was the title of one of his evergreen collection of critical essays. My interpretation of the title and which informed my []The post Imo: Morning yet on creation day appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigerians and the craze for titles
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Babatope Babalobi A notable trait of most Nigerians irrespective of ethnic group, religious persuasion, academic achievement, and social strata is the craze to acquire and be addressed with titles. In Nigeria, bigmanism is a national malady, and one way it expresses its insanity is through celebration of compound, triple, and quadruple titles such as Chief []The post Nigerians and the craze for titles appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The imperative of good governance
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Afeez Odunoye When individuals and organizations hit milestones in their respective enclaves, appraisal and reflection race towards them with warm handshakes. The reception of such gestures opens a conversation from two perspectives: the hits and the flops. Nigeria has a date to honour with the realities of the system of government pedalling the country’s affairs. []The post The imperative of good governance appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Coveting CNA’s powers over NASS inauguration
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Sufuyan Ojeifo The Guardian and Daily Sun leads of Monday, May 20, 2019 titled: ‘Senate leadership: Legislators disagree over voting method’ and ‘Senate leadership tussle gets messy’Ndume, Lawan’s camps in intense lobby over voting method,’ respectively, provide the basis for this article. The camps of Senators Ali Ndume and Ahmad Lawan, the two candidates who []The post Coveting CNA’s powers over NASS inauguration appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Dream Big and Achieve More with Access Bank
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
On March 31, 2019, Access Bank unveiled a new identity with a brand promise, ‘More than banking’. The weeks following have seen the bank inspiring stakeholders with different aspects of the promise. This time, the message is on dreams ‘ as diverse as they can get. Irrespective of geographical location, gender or nationality, everyone has []The post Dream Big and Achieve More with Access Bank appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Pathway to the Future of Kano by Ganduje
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
In this piece, Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje speaks on his plans for the state as he kicks off his second tenure. Over the last few weeks, since the electoral process which returned me as the governor of Kano State, I have had a chance to reflect on the last four years. I []The post Pathway to the Future of Kano by Ganduje appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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OBLA’S TRIAL: WHEN THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Nicholas Ejembi It appears the last may not have been heard of the legal standoff between Godwin Obla (SAN), one of Nigeria’s foremost ex-prosecutors, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)- the same organisation Obla enthusiastically represented for several years, resulting in the recovery of several assets worth billions of Naira and various landmark []The post OBLA’S TRIAL: WHEN THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The national dialogue on elections
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The plan to convoke a national stakeholders’ dialogue on the management of the country’s electoral process by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a welcome development. Expected to last two months, the dialogue, slated to involve all stakeholders in the electoral process, would include a critical review of the 2008 Justice Mohammed Uwais’ committee []The post The national dialogue on elections appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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WhatsApp crashes in 4 countries
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Instant messenger WhatsApp is experiencing a major outage across the UK with similar reports coming from The Netherlands, Germany and Spain. Popular reporting site DownDetector registered problems with service beginning around 10:30am BST, with a spike of over 850 reports of outages logged so far.The post WhatsApp crashes in 4 countries appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Pop singer Shakira in Spanish court over alleged tax fraud
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Colombian Singer, Shakira appeared in a Spanish court on Thursday to answer tax fraud charges. The prosecutors accused her of failing to pay up to 14.5 million Euros ($16.29 million) in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014. Shakira arrived at Esplugues de Llobregat Court near Barcelona in the morning through the court’s car []The post Pop singer Shakira in Spanish court over alleged tax fraud appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Actress Dorcas Fapson trends following adaptation of ‘I Got Flowers Today
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Fast-rising Nigerian actress and presenter, Dorcas Fapson, has trended on social media platforms following the release of her adaptation of Paulette Kelly’s poem, ‘I Got Flowers Today” (1992). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tragic poem preached against domestic violence, while chronicling the life and death of a woman in an abusive []The post Actress Dorcas Fapson trends following adaptation of ‘I Got Flowers Today” appeared first on The Su
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