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HAPPENING NOW: Boko Haram attacking Borno town

HAPPENING NOW: Boko Haram attacking Borno town Boko Haram is currently attacking Jakana, a Borno town, according to a breaking news by the onlinr edition of Daily Sun on Wednesday night. "Residents said the insurgents were  sighted at the small town at about 6:30pm; they had started firing into a military base in the area," the report said....... more

Canadian regional government declares August 3 Igbo Day

Canadian regional government declares August 3 Igbo Day Saskatchewan, a region in Canada, has issued a proclamation designating August 3, 2019, as Igbo Day of Arts and Culture in the area. This much was revealed to sunnewsonline.com by the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS) according to a release it issued on July 15, 2019. It said the proclamation “is what...... more

Herdsmen: Anarchy looming in Nigeria — CAN •Calls on Ndigbo to defend themselves

Herdsmen: Anarchy looming in Nigeria — CAN •Calls on Ndigbo to defend themselves The Christian Association of Nigeria, Southeast zone, has raised the alarm that anarchy was looming in Nigeria if urgent measures were not taken to address the worsening security situation in the country. CAN, which lends its support to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, called on the people of the zone to rise up...... more

True confession: We don't know whereabouts of remaining Chibok girls - FG

True confession: We don't know whereabouts of remaining Chibok girls - FG After more than five years Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped some Chibok schoolgirls, the Nigerian Government has said it has no idea about the location of the girls. “It is true that the government has no information on where the captives are held, otherwise it would have seized the location and recovered...... more

Reps ask IGP to shut down Edo Assembly

Reps ask IGP to shut down Edo Assembly The House of Representatives has asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, to shut down the Edo State House of Assembly. This followed the adoption of a report of the House ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the...... more

Surrender or risk calamity – GOC warns insurgents

Surrender or risk calamity – GOC warns insurgents Maj.-Gen. Bulama Biu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, has called on remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents to save themselves from the imminent calamity by surrendering to military troops to end the war. Biu, who spoke with newsmen in Maiduguri, warned that the military’s final onslaught against...... more

Court to hear El-Zakzaky’s application to travel abroad on Thursday

Court to hear El-Zakzaky’s application to travel abroad on Thursday A Kaduna State High Court will on Thursday hear the application of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zazaky and wife, Zinat, seeking to travel to India for medical attention. The IMN leader is standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace...... more

Sex toy shop saga: Senate extends committee investigation on Elisha Abbo

Sex toy shop saga: Senate extends committee investigation on Elisha Abbo The Nigerian Red Chamber has extended the time-lag for the committee investigating the now self – confessed misconduct of Senator Elisha Abbo who slapped a nursing woman several times over as captured in a widely circulated video clip. Details later. (Daily Independent)    ... more

Nigerians protest in Abuja, write Buhari over insecurity

Nigerians protest in Abuja, write Buhari over insecurity Nigerians are protesting the high level of insecurity in the country, which has claimed the lives of innocent ones. The protesting citizens from different ethnic groups also wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, demanding an urgent action to put an end to the killings. This comes few days after the...... more

Police arrest pedophile rapist, homosexuals, drug peddlers in Sokoto

Police arrest pedophile rapist, homosexuals, drug peddlers in Sokoto Police in Sokoto State have apprehended seven persons suspected to have indulged in various crimes, including robbery, rape, drug peddling and Homosexuality. State Commissioner of Police Ibrahim Kaoje said the police arrested one Shamsudeen Muhammad of Kware Local Government of the state with three black plastic bags suspected to contain Indian...... more

COZA pastor rape latest: CAN disowns officials that back Fatoyinbo

COZA pastor rape latest: CAN disowns officials that back Fatoyinbo The Christian Association of Nigeria has said it did not approve of the solidarity visit paid to the embattled senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly(COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, who was accused of rape by the wife of singer, Timi Dakolo, Busola, and another anonymous lady. “The attention of the President of...... more

Christianity in Nigeria: Irrelevance looms, By Zikeyi John

Christianity in Nigeria: Irrelevance looms, By Zikeyi John Christianity in Nigeria, on the evidence of filled church pews and mega-crusades, each heaving with millions of worshipers at any given time, appear to be in rude health. The perception of the faith being in robust health finds expression in statements such as “the Devil is a liar”, “the gates of...... more

Drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life in prison

Drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life in prison A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years.   Guzmán, 62, was found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, by a federal court in New York in February. He escaped a Mexican jail through a tunnel...... more

BREAKING: Senate confirms Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as CJN

BREAKING: Senate confirms Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as CJN The appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has been confirmed by the Senate as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). He was confirmed on Wednesday after a thorough screening at the National Assembly. Details shortly………... more

Lagos comedian in trouble over rape

Lagos comedian in trouble over rape A 24-year-old comedian, Iyanuloluwa Adejumobi, on Tuesday appeared at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a woman. Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi did not take the plea of Adejumobi, who claimed that he was in court because his “amorous relationship” with the complainant went sour. Osunsanmi, granted the comedian N300,000 bail...... more

No RUGA settlement in Abia — State Government

No RUGA settlement in Abia — State Government The Abia State Government has once again reaffirmed its position that there is no RUGA settlement existing anywhere in the State. The Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, made the clarification while interacting with journalists at International Conference Centre Umuahia, during the flagging-off of the 2019 Farming Season held in...... more

Buhari administration has become a serious threat to Nigeria’s security — Intersociety •Says Rwanda Genocide may be a child’s play

Buhari administration has become a serious threat to Nigeria’s security — Intersociety •Says Rwanda Genocide may be a child’s play Rather than safeguard Nigerians as constitutionally required and expected, the Muhammadu Buhari administration has become a serious threat to the country’s security, a leading rights and pro-democracy group said on Tuesday. According to the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety), “The threat to national security and unity...... more

40 immigration officers, others graduate from Unilag’s Chinese Institute

40 immigration officers, others graduate from Unilag’s Chinese Institute A total of 40 officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service were among the 552 students of the Confucius Institute of the University of Lagos, who were awarded certificates for proficiency in Chinese Language on Tuesday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the officers had undergone the course alongside...... more

Patient commits suicide in University of Benin Teaching Hospital

Patient commits suicide in University of Benin Teaching Hospital A yet-to-be-identified man, who was admitted at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), has committed suicide. The incident was said to have occurred last Saturday at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Ward. Witnesses said the man stabbed himself to death with a broken louvre beside his bed while waiting for...... more

Buhari under fire over plan to register illegal migrants

Buhari under fire over plan to register illegal migrants The move by the Federal Government to electronically register illegal migrants in the country has come under criticism, with some observers describing it as a backdoor to unleash an “army of occupation” on Nigerians. President Muhammadu Buhari hinted of the e-registration last Friday when he declared: “It is on this note...... more

Minimum Wage Delay: Prepare for nationwide strike, Labour tells workers

Minimum Wage Delay: Prepare for nationwide strike, Labour tells workers The organised Labour has directed its members in all the 36 states and Abuja to get ready for a total showdown with government should the negotiation on the adjustment from the new national minimum wage break down. The Trade Union side of the Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council (JNPSNC) after...... more

Anambra Police Command parades suspected criminals

A two-man one-chance syndicate, comprising Sunday Igwe, 28, from Obibiezina, Owerri, Imo State and 35-year-old Chigbo Ede, were on Tuesday paraded by Anambra State Police Command. The suspected one-chance syndicates were nabbed on the July 14, 2019 at about 8:00am  by Puff Adder operatives deployed to Upper-Iweka in conjunction with patrol team...... more

Olakunrin’s Murder: Killing of innocent Nigerians is terrorism, says Jonathan

Olakunrin’s Murder: Killing of innocent Nigerians is terrorism, says Jonathan Former President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the murder of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere’s National Leader, Reuben Fasoranti. Jonathan, during a condolence visit to Fasoranti at his Ondo State residence on Tuesday, said Olakunrin’s death was painful and an act of terrorism. He described the killing of innocent Nigerians as an...... more

Imo, Abia govts. partner on agriculture •Ihedioha moves to resuscitate Adapalm

Imo, Abia govts. partner on agriculture •Ihedioha moves to resuscitate Adapalm Imo State Government says it will partner with its Abia State counterpart in the development of agriculture in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, gave the hint during the flag-off of the 2019 farming season, held at the International Conference Center, Umuahia, Tuesday....... more

Shell, other IOCs take on pioneer students of Rivers University Centre of Excellence in offshore engineering

Shell, other IOCs take on pioneer students of Rivers University Centre of Excellence in offshore engineering Pioneer students of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC JV)-sponsored Centre of Excellence in Marine and Offshore Engineering at the Rivers State University (RSU CoE), Port Harcourt, have commenced the mandatory six months Research Internship with Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) in Lagos. The Research Internship...... more

Ukah tasks Delta school heads on examination guidelines

Ukah tasks Delta school heads on examination guidelines Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has charged school heads in public schools in the state to adhere strictly to approved guidelines in the conduct of examinations in the state. The commissioner gave the charge when he monitored the conduct of the 2019 promotion examination in...... more

Senate vows to eliminate quacks in surveying profession

Senate vows to eliminate quacks in surveying profession The Senate President, Alhaji Ahmad Lawan, has said that the 9th Senate will ensure the elimination of quacks in the surveying profession. Lawan gave the promise on Tuesday when he received a delegation of Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON), who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. A statement by his...... more

Dangote Cement ‘Bag of Goodies Promo’ records first star prize winner

An Abraka-based retailer wins a car in Dangote Cement Bag of Goodies Scratch and Win Promo in Abraka, Delta State, Mr. Benjamin Igherighe, has emerged as the first grand prize winner of a saloon car in the ongoing Dangote Cement Bag of Goodies scratch and win promo. The car was presented...... more

PDP condoles Makarfi over father’s death

PDP condoles Makarfi over father’s death The national leadership of the entire Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday condoled the former Chairman of its National Caretaker Committee and former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, over the death of his father, Malam Muhammad Makarfi. The PDP expressed deep saddened by the news of the passing...... more

NGOs laud Ekiti First Lady over commitment to gender rights protection

NGOs laud Ekiti First Lady over commitment to gender rights protection The coalition of the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), in Ekiti State have lauded the First Lady of Ekiti State,  Erelu Bisi Fayemi, on her roles in promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls in the state, describing her as a role model for other first ladies in the country. The coalition...... more

 

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