Ahead of Saturdayâ€™s goverÂnorship election in Osun State, former Vice PresiÂdent, Atiku Abubakar, has appealed to the electorate in Osun State to vote for the incumbent governor and APC candidate, Rauf Aregbesola, for another four-year term. TheÂ chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), whose first wife, Hajiya Titi Atiku Abubakar hails from Ilesa in OsunRead MoreThe post Donâ€™t let us down, Atiku pleads with voters appeared first on The Sun News.
The All Progressives ConÂgress (APC) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently circulate to all political parties the Voters Identification Numbers (VINs) of all unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs). The party urged the INEC to publicly declare that anyone in possession of any PVC with any of such numbers is an impostorRead MoreThe post APC to INEC: Circulate voters identification numbers of unclaimed PVCs appeared first on The Sun News.
The threats by the main opposition party in the counÂtry, the All ProÂgressives Congress (APC) to form a parallel governÂment if next yearâ€™s genÂeral elections wereÂ riggedÂ has courted the anger of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Addressing the party faithful at a rally on TuesÂday in Osogbo, Osun State capital, National Chairman of the APC, OdigieRead MoreThe post Threat of parallel government: PDP carpets APC appeared first on The Sun News.
â€¦Bans press coverage of sitting The 7-member probe panel set up to invesÂtigate allegations of misconduct against the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, yesterday, orÂdered that summons be served on the deputy goverÂnor and the speaker of the State House of Assembly. The order was sequel to the absence of the contendÂingRead MoreThe post Impeachment: Panel orders service on Enugu deputy gov, speaker appeared first on The Sun News.
Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos, was agog recently. DigÂnitaries, including politicians, captains of industries, chief executive officers of corporate organisaÂtions and the political class thronged the popular restaurant. They came to celÂebrate the Senator representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, Senator Andy Ubah who was being honoured by Ndigboamaka, a group comprising emiÂnent IgboRead MoreThe post Senator Andy Ubahâ€™s day of honour appeared first on The Sun News.
The First Lady and wife of the President, Dame Patience JonaÂthan, has called on Nigerians to rise against all forms of threat to peace in the country, including theÂ inÂsurgent group, Boko Haram. Mrs. Jonathan made the call yesterday, in Ozuoba, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, where sheÂ flagged off the MDGâ€™s Economic Empowerment and Conditional cash TransferRead MoreThe post We must resist insurgency, threat to peace â€“First Lady appeared first on The Sun News.
â€¢ Challenges Africa to overcome scourges United States presiÂdent, Barrack Obama yesterday in Washington DC challenged West African countries facing the Ebola virus outbreak to brace up to the challenge and overÂcome it. Obama made the call while addressing African leaders at the White House, and urged them not to forget that as inÂdividual countries,Read MoreThe post Obama prays for Ebola victims, promises assistance appeared first on The Sun News.
â– Tobacco-derived â€˜plantibodiesâ€™ to the rescue The number of people killed in the West AfÂrican ebola outbreak has reached 932 after 45 deaths in three days. Latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed the number of suspected, probable or conÂfirmed cases rose by 108 in the same period, between August 2 and 4.Read MoreThe post Ebola: Saudi killed as death toll rises to 932 appeared first on The Sun News.
The World Bank Group has comÂmitted $5 billion in new technical and financial support for energy projÂects in six African counÂtries, namely, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania, who partnered with President Obamaâ€™s Power Africa iniÂtiative. World Bank Group PresiÂdent, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, who made the announcement yesÂterday, at the second day ofRead MoreThe post World Bank commits $5bn to boost power supply in Nigeria, others appeared first on The Sun News.
(ABUJA) The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) said on Wednesday that intending pilgrims from Nigeria had not been banned from participating in this year’s Hajj by the Saudi government over the Ebola disease as being speculated in some quarters. This is contained in a statement signed by the commission’s Head of Media, Mr Uba Mana, inRead MoreThe post NAHCON debunks Nigeria’s alleged ban from 2014 Hajj over Ebola disease appeared first on The Sun News.
(ABUJA) The Debt Management Office (DMO) of the Federal Government said it issued governmentâ€™s bonds under Global Depository Note (GDN) toÂ allow foreign investors to participate directly in Nigeriaâ€™s domestic bond market. The Director-General of DMO, Dr Abraham Nwankwo, made this known on Wednesday in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).Read MoreThe post Bonds: Why FG opted for Global Depository format – DMO appeared first on The Sun News.
(ABUJA) The Managing Director, William Duncan Hydro Power Ltd., Mr William Duncan, on Wednesday said that 30 megawatts of electricity would be generated and added to the national grid by 2015. Duncan made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said that the megawatts would be generatedRead MoreThe post Company plans to add 30MW to national grid by 2015 appeared first on The Sun News.
(WASHINGTON DC, U.S) US President Barack Obama has said “a new Africa is emerging” as he opened the last day of a summit in Washington DC with 40 African leaders. Wednesday’s talks will cover both security concerns and corruption – two areas the US administration says is holding back growth in Africa. US firms haveRead MoreThe post Barack Obama hails ‘new Africa emerging’ appeared first on The Sun News.
(CAIRO, Egypt) Indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian representatives are taking place in the Egyptian capital Cairo. They come after a four-week conflict in Gaza that has claimed more than 1,900 lives. Egyptian mediators are shuttling between the two delegations, relaying each side’s demands. A 72-hour truce is now in its second day in Gaza,Read MoreThe post Gaza: Israeli-Palestinian indirect talks begin in Cairo appeared first on The Sun News.
(MOSCOW, Russia) Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned or curbed agricultural imports from countries imposing sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. In a decree (Russian text), he ordered the measures, which also apply to food imports, to be introduced for one year. Government departments were instructed to come up with a list ofRead MoreThe post Russia pushes retaliatory sanctions appeared first on The Sun News.
(ABUJA) The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) withdrew from the Aug. 9 governorship election in Osun on Wednesday. This is contained in a letter to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and signed by Dr Frederick Fasehun and Alhaji Abubakar Sokoto, the partyâ€™s National Chairman and Secretary,Â respectively in Abuja. The party cited flaws in the processRead MoreThe post UPN withdraws from Osun gubernatorial election appeared first on The Sun News.
A Saudi man who was being treated for Ebola-like symptoms has died at a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s health ministry says. If confirmed, this would be the first Ebola-related death outside Africa in an outbreak that has killed more than 900 people this year. The man recently visited Sierra Leone, one of four countriesRead MoreThe post Ebola: Infected Saudi dies in Jeddah appeared first on The Sun News.
I killed her out of jealousy-Suspect The Police in Lagos have paraded the alleged killer of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Edmark International, Mrs Njideka Lizzy Nzewe International Police (INTERPOL) at the weekend arrested Kelechi William, the prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Lizzy Njideka Nzewe. Kelechi Williams, an indigene of Umuoji inRead MoreThe post Breaking News! Police parade killer of Edmark CEO appeared first on The Sun News.
Retired armed forces personnel yesterday staged a peaceful protest in Abuja over the non-payment of their pension by the Federal Government from 2010 till date. The retired soldiers carrying placards with various inscriptions were however prevented from having access into the presidential villa by armed soldiers and police men who mounted a road block onRead MoreThe post Retired soldiers protest in Abuja over non payment of pension. appeared first on The Sun News.
Nigerians from all works of life have risen in unison to support the Federal Government’s gesture to provide about 10,000 housing units for the citizenry. They believe that with the number of units aimed, many Nigerians will have affordable accommodation. However, most of them have their reservation that unless there is a legal backing forRead MoreThe post FG 10,000 affordable homes: Nigerians seek legal backing appeared first on The Sun News.