Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 18th June 2019.

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines

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Why Ihedioha must probe Okorocha -Ononuju
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Dickson Okafor Kingsley Ononuju is the former Special Adviser to former Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Investment Promotion. He describes Okorocha’s reign as a disastrous one, sayingGovernor Emeka Ihedioha can only be taken seriously by the people of Imo if he probes the immediate past government. Former Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo []The post Why Ihedioha must probe Okorocha -Ononuju appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How Ogun governor can deliver good governance ‘ Arinze
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Brown Chimezie Eze Christopher Arinze is the Eze Udo Ndi Igbo of Agbara Igbesa in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State. Recently he spoke on what the Ogun State governor can do to deliver good governance to Ogun people. Recently Dapo Abiodun was inaugurated as Governor of Ogun State. What are your []The post How Ogun governor can deliver good governance Arinze appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We’llsupport Buhari but not as rubber stamp -Babawo
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Abdullahi Hassan, Zaria Muhammad Datti Babawo is one of the longest and vibrant members of House of Representative from Sabon Gari Constituency of Kaduna State. He has been re-elected for the fourth time. He was the deputy chairman of the House committee on Power, Environment, Science and Technology. He speaks on why President Muhammadu Buhari []The post We’llsupport Buhari but not as rubber stamp -Babawo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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June 12 holiday Greek gift -Onitiri
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Damiete Braide Chief Adesunbo Onitiri has said that for Nigeria to move forward, it has to be restructured. After 20 years of June 12 struggle, it is now the country’s Democracy Day. How do you feel about it’ It is a Greek gift. It was not intentional. That was another gimmick to get the []The post June 12 holiday Greek gift -Onitiri appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Restructuring won’t solve all Nigeria’s problems -Okoro
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Ominiyi Salaudeen Ben Okoro is the Moderator of Ijaw Nation Forum. He speaks on developmental challenges facing the Niger Delta region and need for the Federal Government to address the issues. Ijaw Nation Forum was part of the groups that recently organised a peace workshop ahead of Bayelsa State governorship election scheduled for November []The post Restructuring won’t solve all Nigeria’s problems -Okoro appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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South East not marginalised-Mohammed
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Agaju Madugba, Katsina Alhaji Aliyu Sani Mohammed, Chairman Concerned All Progressives Congress (APC) Members Forum is also the Secretary Katsina State Senior Citizens Forum. He reviews the outcome of the 2019 general elections and concludes President Muhammadu Buhari needs to hit the ground running without delay. Hide original message Do you think the outcome []The post South East not marginalised-Mohammed appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why we want to empower students with entrepreneurship skills ‘Bassey, poly founder
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Recently, the Southern Atlantic Polytechnic, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, commissioned the Enterprise and Business Development Center. The founder of the institution, Pastor James Bassey, spoke with GILBERT EKEZIE on the progress made so far, hinting that the world’s Information Communication and Technology (ICT) giant, Microsoft is partnering with the institution. He also disclosed that the polytechnic []The post Why we want to empower students with entrepreneurship skills ‘Bassey, poly foun
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June 12: Nwosu deserves recognition for conducting most credible polls ‘Okorie
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Chinelo Obogo National Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the June 12 bill into law. He however said the Federal Government erred by not honouring Humphrey Nwosu, Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission (NEC)that conducted the June 12,1993 presidential election and ensured it was []The post June 12: Nwosu deserves recognition for conducting most credible polls ‘Okorie appeared first on The Sun Ni
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INEC admits imperfection in 2019 polls
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has admitted that the 2019 general election was not a perfect one. The Commission, however, assured that shortcomings recorded at the polls would be properly reviewed to improve on subsequent exercises. But, INEC commended itself over the conduct of the polls and added that it did []The post INEC admits imperfection in 2019 polls appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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INEC must provide server used for presidential poll ‘Obi
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, insisted yesterday that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must provide the server it used for the election. Obi, who spoke on Sunday in Atani, Ogbaru Local Government of Anambra State, where he led []The post INEC must provide server used for presidential poll ‘Obi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Casualisation barred in Nigeria, Buhari tells world leaders at ILO
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Bimbola Oyesola, Geneva, Switzerland Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday told a gathering of world leaders, employers and workers representatives at the ongoing Centenary International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, that casualisation of workers in any form was no longer in practice in Nigeria. This was even as he said Labour, should be the centrepiece of []The post Casualisation barred in Nigeria, Buhari tells world leaders at ILO appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Burundi’ll be Nigeria’s toughest test ‘Rohr
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted that the team’s opening game at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt is their biggest test going into the competition, AOIfootball.com reports. The 65-year-old Franco-German said in an interview with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) YouTube channel, which was monitored by AOIFootball.com, that once the team []The post Burundi’ll be Nigeria’s toughest test ‘Rohr appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oil prices slip as trade tension, attack on tanker stoke fresh fears
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Oil prices slipped on Monday as signs of an economic slowdown amid international trade disputes began to outweigh supply fears that were stoked by attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week and sent prices higher. Brent futures fell 25 cents, or 0.4 per cent, to 61.76 dollar a barrel by 0750 []The post Oil prices slip as trade tension, attack on tanker stoke fresh fears appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Warns Super Eagles freshers
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Ahead of Nigeria’s opening match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, manager Gernot Rohr has stated that the Super Eagles have to adopt a playing style completely different from the 2018 World Cup. The former Bayern Munich defender has named as many as fifteen World Cup players on the roster for the tournament which []The post ‘ Warns Super Eagles freshers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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AFCON boss confident Egypt 2019 will be success
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
President of the Africa Cup of Nations Committee, Nigeria’s Amaju Melvin Pinnick has given assurance that this year’s finals, which holds in the Arab Republic of Egypt between 21st June and 19th July, will be a roaring success despite being the biggest ‘ever event in the history of the championship. The first ‘ever Nigerian to []The post AFCON boss confident Egypt 2019 will be success appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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IFC, AMC to sell 14.1% stake in Ecobank Transnational
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), and its asset management company have reached advanced discussions to sell equity holding in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI). The company said IFC and the Asset Management Company (AMC) entered into a share purchase agreement with Dutch investment firm, Arise BV for the sale of their 14.1 per cent stake in []The post IFC, AMC to sell 14.1% stake in Ecobank Transnational appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Five Super Eagles players fall ill
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Not less than five players of the Super Eagles are said to be down with different illness with less than a week to the opening game against Uganda in the AFCON 2019. According to a report by allnigeriasoccer.com, FC Midtjylland striker, Paul Onuachu, Leon Balogun and Chidozie Awaziem are some of the players just recovering []The post Five Super Eagles players fall ill appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria’s inflation rises to 11.40% in May says NBS
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Isaac Anumihe, Abuja National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), yesterday said that food prices contributed to 11.40 per cent rise in inflation in May, 2019 from 11.37 per cent recorded in April, 2019. The bureau in its website in Abuja, said that composite food index rose by 13.79 per cent in May 2019 compared to 13.70 []The post Nigeria’s inflation rises to 11.40% in May says NBS appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Police arrest 4 over sale of Naira notes
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Four persons have been arrested by the police in Kaduna, accused of illicit trading in naira notes. The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kaduna state, Mr Aji Ali Janga, made the disclosure at a press briefing in Kaduna on Monday. Janga was represented by the command’s Deputy Commissioner, Administration, Mr Onah Sunny. The CP said []The post Police arrest 4 over sale of Naira notes appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CFAO Yamaha sponsors Nigerians to Egypt
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
CFAO Yamaha, a joint venture subsidiary of CFAO Group and Yamaha Motor Corporation, Japan is set to rev the hearts of football-loving Nigerians by sending customers to Egypt on all-expenses paid trip to watch the semi-final and final games of AFCON 2019. Other customers will also enjoy the AFCON experience through free public viewing. The []The post CFAO Yamaha sponsors Nigerians to Egypt appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles tourney: South West, South South emerge champions in Uyo
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Team South West and South South at the weekend emerged the champions of the 2019 Zenith Bank/Nigeria Football Federation U-13 and U-15 championships respectively. It was a display of best of football from the grassroots level as the youngsters showed class from the start of the championships to the last day. With five matches played, []The post Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles tourney: South West, South South emerge champions in Uyo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Customs to reduce trade alerts, fast track cargo clearance
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Steve Agbota As part of efforts to fast tracking cargo clearance at the seaports, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has concluded plans to reduce the number of trade alerts, which rose to nine within the past two years at some commands that hinder trade facilitation. The multiple alerts at some commands of the Service have []The post Customs to reduce trade alerts, fast track cargo clearance appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Airbus launches longest range single-aisle aircraft into market
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Louis Ibah European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has launched the Airbus321XLR into the market, describing it as the longest range single-aisle aircraft. ‘The A321XLR thus becomes the next evolutionary step which responds to market needs for even more range, and creates more value for the airlines by bringing 30 per cent lower fuel burn per seat []The post Airbus launches longest range single-aisle aircraft into market appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Star Lager set to bring shining moments to AFCON 2019
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
With the Africa Cup of Nations AFCON kicking off in a few days, Star Lager beer is set to thrill fans with unforgettable moments. At a media parley event held at Warehouse Kitchen, Admiralty Way Lekki, Star Lager beer reeled out plans to engage consumers and create memorable experiences for football fans across the country []The post Star Lager set to bring shining moments to AFCON 2019 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Women W/Cup: France pips Gallant Falcons
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Hosts France secured the top spot in Group A as they maintained their perfect record at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a controversial 1-0 win over 10-woman Nigeria on Monday. Les Bleues had opened up their home tournament with victories against South Korea and Norway, and Wendie Renard’s 79th minute penalty at Rennes’ []The post Women W/Cup: France pips Gallant Falcons appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CBN refutes 40% drop in FDI
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Omodele Adigun The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has put a lie to a report by UNCTAD that the country suffered a 40 pre cent drop in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in 2018, saying that contrary to the report, investment inflows actually spiked during the period. According to the apex bank’s spokesman, Isaac Okorafor, Nigeria []The post CBN refutes 40% drop in FDI appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Over 70m people displaced by war, climate change ‘UN
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Bimbola Oyesola, Geneva, Switzerland Over 70 million people have been displaced globally by war, violence, and sometimes by the combination of poverty or climate change, theUnited Nations (UN) has said. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, speaking at the ongoing 108th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), which coincides with []The post Over 70m people displaced by war, climate change ‘UN appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Anthony Joshua mocks Tyson Fury
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Anthony Joshua has praised Tyson Fury for his win over Tom Schwarz, but made some subtle criticisms of him at the same time. Fury was untroubled as he stopped his overmatched German foe in the second round of their fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas. AJ meanwhile was recently dethroned as unified champion, losing []The post Anthony Joshua mocks Tyson Fury appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Chukwueze calm over transfer hype
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Samuel Chukwueze admitted he has been living a dream after his breakthrough season with Villarreal. The 20-year-old emerged as one of La Liga’s brightest young talents during the 2018/19 campaign. Having spent the start of the season with Villarreal’s B team, Chukwueze never looked back, after scoring against Almeria in the Copa Del Rey in []The post Chukwueze calm over transfer hype appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG delists 3 companies for fake seeds, seedlings’ sale
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Paul Osuyi, Asaba TheNational Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), an agency in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, has delisted three companies for faking the packaging materials for seeds and seedlings. The council said the companies have been delisted from operating in the industry and participating in any government for allegedly faking seeds and seedlings which unsuspecting []The post FG delists 3 companies for fake seeds, seedlings’ sale appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Leadership, democracy and restructuring
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Jerome-Mario Utomi The recently performed ritual tagged; Democracy Day offered me the ample opportunity to ruminate over the marriage of two unwilling brides who had no say in their forceful union- the amalgamation of the northern and the southern protectorates by Sir Lord Luggard, on February 14, 1914, a day set aside to celebrate love []The post Leadership, democracy and restructuring appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Don’t play politics with 2nd Niger Bridge, Bishop Nwokolo tells FG
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Bishop, Diocese on the Niger, Anglican Communion, Anambra State, Rev. Dr. Owen Nwokolo, has urged the Federal Government not to abandon the ongoing Second Niger Bridge project half-way butensure its completion. He highlighted the economic and social value of the bridge to the South East and the entire nation, stressing []The post Don’t play politics with 2nd Niger Bridge, Bishop Nwokolo tells FG appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Anambra business mogulcharges youths on agriculture as panacea for unemployment
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha A business mogul and Chairman, Board of Directors, GU Okeke and Sons limited, Chief Godwin Okeke, has urged youths to embrace agriculture as an alternative to unemployment. Okeke, who is also the chairman, Board of Directors, Varaman Industries Ltd, made this call when some youths visited him in his home. He []The post Anambra business mogulcharges youths on agriculture as panacea for unemployment appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Communities indispensable ally in drug war ‘ NDLEA
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has described communities as indispensable partners in the war against illicit drugs in Nigeria. Consequently, it has urged communities to identify and expose those selling and circulating illicit drugs in their areas to reduce the burden of drug abuse in the society. NDLEA State Director, []The post Communities indispensable ally in drug war ‘ NDLEA appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ASETU tasks South East lawmakers on Enugu airport
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Magnus Eze, Enugu The Association of South East Town Unions (ASETU) has urged National Assembly members from the region to make development and standardisation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport one of their priorities. ASETU National President, Chief Emeka Diwe, told Daily Sun in Enugu, yesterday that the facility was strategic to the regional economy []The post ASETU tasks South East lawmakers on Enugu airport appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ICPC to prosecute NBET MD over alleged N2bn fraud
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it is set to prosecute Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, over alleged procurement fraud. In February, Leaks.ng ran a story on howAmobi approvedat least N2 billion to two power generating companies. Leaks.ng is a coalition of []The post ICPC to prosecute NBET MD over alleged N2bn fraud appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Offers automatic employment to NYSC ad-hoc staff
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, said it will grant automatic employment to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who participated in the 2019 general election. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this during presentation of laptops and phones by the European Union (EU) to exceptional corps members who took part []The post Offers automatic employment to NYSC ad-hoc staff appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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World population hits 7.7bn
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
The population of the world is now at an estimated7,713,468,000,the United Nations Population Division said, yesterday. According to the World Population Prospect released by the UN,the medium-variant projection indicated that the global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100. The final data also showed []The post World population hits 7.7bn appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Imo: Ihedioha suspends council chairmen, councillors, others,
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Governor Emeka Ihedioha has approved the suspension of chairmen, vice chairmen, councillors and political appointees of local governments in Imo State. The governor has also approved constitution of interim management committees; for six months. The suspension was contained in an instrument he signed, yesterday, pursuant to a recommendation made to him by the House of []The post Imo: Ihedioha suspends council chairmen, councillors, others, appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Police arraign whistle-blower over false information on Taraba governor
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
The Police have arraigned a whistleblower, Usman Ajuji, in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly giving false information concerning on Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba. A Chief Inspector of Prison, Ajuji, with the Yobe Command was charged with giving false information with intent to mislead a public officer. The prosecutor, Celestine []The post Police arraign whistle-blower over false information on Taraba governor appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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After the intervention
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Last week, there was an outbreak of peace in the palaver between the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and DAAR Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM. NBC had shut down the two stations a few days earlier on charges of alleged violation of the broadcasting code. The company took the NBC []The post After the intervention appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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June 12: Letter to MKO Abiola
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Dear MKO Abiola, I write to inform you that June 12 has evolved. ‘From a commemoration observed by scattered bands of devotees, members of the Abiola family, and human rights activists, confined mainly to the South-West,’ as Ayo Olukotun carefully worded it, ‘June 12 has now mutated into a national observance and symbol of nationhood []The post June 12: Letter to MKO Abiola appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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No more excuses for not performing
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
The battle of which political party wins the leadership positions in both chambers of the National Assembly has come and gone. It’s indeed self-satisfying that the election of principal officers held last week went the way the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the presidency wanted. The National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, a []The post No more excuses for not performing appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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June 12 and the rebound of truth
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Tayo Ogunbiyi When he wrote In Julius Ceaser that the evil that men do live after them, legendary Writer, Williams Shakespeare, was alluding to the fact that evil deeds in history are often more easily remembered than the good ones. A cursory dip into any history book will confirm this. In Julius Ceaser, one of []The post June 12 and the rebound of truth appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The menace of extreme poverty
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Daniel Ighakpe A prophecy found in God’s inspired Word, The Bible, in 2 Timothy Chapter 3, Verse 1, shows that this world is now in its ‘last days,’ characterized by ‘critical times hard to deal with.’ Corroborating this prophecy, a recent Nigerian newspaper report tagged ‘Spotlight’ (specifically in The Guardian newspaper of Thursday, June 6, []The post The menace of extreme poverty appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The menace of extreme poverty
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Daniel Ighakpe A prophecy found in God’s inspired Word, The Bible, in 2 Timothy Chapter 3, Verse 1, shows that this world is now in its ‘last days,’ characterized by ‘critical times hard to deal with.’ Corroborating this prophecy, a recent Nigerian newspaper report tagged ‘Spotlight’ (specifically in The Guardian newspaper of Thursday, June 6, []The post The menace of extreme poverty appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Corporate women, entrepreneurs must be passionate about their jobs
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Mrs. Anita Okoye, mainly known as the wife of one of Nigerias sensational artistes, Paul Okoye, is in her own right, a woman of substance and accomplishments. Not many women holding good salaried job could summon the courage to walk away from their employment as a sacrifice for their family. That is exactly what Anita []The post Corporate women, entrepreneurs must be passionate about their jobs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Agenda for the 9th National Assembly
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
The new and returning members of the 9th National Assembly formally took their oath of office last week. We congratulate the two chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives, on the peaceful inauguration of the 9th National Assembly. The lessons of 2015 concerning the election of the leadership of the two chambers appear to []The post Agenda for the 9th National Assembly appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Birdman to produce Hollywood film based on Nigerian immigrants
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
American artist, Birdman will executive produce ‘Tazmanian Devil’, a coming-of-age film based on a Nigerian immigrant. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nollywood movies will be the debut feature from Nigerian American filmmaker, Solomon Onita Jr. With Abraham Attah from the ‘Beast of No Nation’ playing the lead role, Benny Boom of Groundwurk []The post Birdman to produce Hollywood film based on Nigerian immigrants appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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