As the much anticipated World Igbo Congress (WIC) Convention in Houston, Texas on August 29-September 1, 2014 approaches, the organizers are rolling out programs. Thanks to the leadership of Chairman Joe Nze Eto and his team for their assiduous task of making this convention a substantive one. In the past, WIC Conventions had been characterizedRead MoreThe post Jonathanâ€™s address to Ndi-Igbo in the Diaspora appeared first on The Sun News.
(DUTSE) The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday donated relief materials to flood victims in Jigawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Alhaji Musa Ilalla, the North-West Zonal Coordinator of the NEMA, stated this in Dutse while handling over the materials to the state governmentâ€™s representative. Based on the agencyâ€™s assessment in the affectedRead MoreThe post NEMA distributes relief aid to Jigawa flood victims appeared first on The Sun News.
(ABUJA) President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Mr Danladi Irmiya Kifasi as the new Head of Service of the Federation as Mallam Bukar Goni Aji retires. This is contained in a tweet posted by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,Â Dr. Reuben Abati. Kifasi, the new Head of Service of the Federation was,Read MoreThe post Jonathan appoints new Head of Service appeared first on The Sun News.
(JUBA, South Sudan) UN Security Council envoys said Wednesday they had little hope of a swift end to South Sudan’s eight-month long conflict, despite threatening sanctions during meetings with the warring leaders. “We did not hear much from them that gave us hope that there will be rapid agreement,” in peace talks, British ambassador MarkRead MoreThe post UN Security Council pessimistic on swift South Sudan peace deal: Envoy appeared first on The Sun News.
(BERLIN, Germany) Germany has urged its nationals to leave Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone due to concern over the Ebola virus, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. “The government’s crisis management group met this morning to discuss West Africa and the Ebola virus. It decided to request all German citizens in Guinea, Sierra LeoneRead MoreThe post Germany urges its citizens to leave Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia over Ebola appeared first on The Sun News.
Countless pieces of advice and strategies have been offered by people from all walks of life to solving the Boko Haram menace. However, none seems to have worked because they have either been rejected outright orThe post Ending Boko Haram scourge before itâ€™s too late appeared first on The Sun News.
At last, the governorship election in Osun State has come and gone. A winner has emerged and it is no other than incumbent governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. There are many lessons to learn from the election, particularly the fact that given what happenedThe post Lessons from Osun guber poll appeared first on The Sun News.
Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has commiserated with the family of the late former vice chancellor of the University of Lagos and emeritus professor of African History, Professor J. F. Ade-Ajayi.The post Ajimobi, Fayose, Daniel mourn Ade-Ajayi appeared first on The Sun News.
Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged its members and supporters â€œnot to be shakenâ€ by the result of last Saturdayâ€™s governorship election in Osun State, which Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won.The post Osun election: No cause for alarm â€“Ogun PDP appeared first on The Sun News.
Former governor of Oyo State and national leader of Accord Party, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, has urged the electorate in the state not to sell their permanent voter cards but rather use them to effect a positive change in the governance of the state in 2015.The post Donâ€™t sell your voter cards, Ladoja urges Oyo voters appeared first on The Sun News.
Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, was the toast of â€ŽKwarans in the Diaspora at the weekend as he bagged the highest award at their national convention in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.The post Kwara natives in Diaspora honour Ahmed appeared first on The Sun News.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara State has assured Fulani herdsmen that his administration will not tamper with the cattle grazing reserve land. The post I wonâ€™t tamper with grazing reserves, Zamfara gov assures Fulani appeared first on The Sun News.
In a bid to curtail the spread of the Ebola disease, some states government in the North have taken steps to sensitise the people on how to avoid the deadly scourge. In Benue State,The post Ebola: Northern states introduce preventive measures appeared first on The Sun News.
Anambra State leader of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government for their prompt response in fighting the Ebola virus disease in the country.The post Ebola: PPA leader commends Jonathan over response appeared first on The Sun News.
Enugu State Coordinator of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Ken Onyekaonwu, has urged the people of the state to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general elections, saying it is the best way of salvaging the state from retrogression.The post 2015: UPP urges Enugu people to reject PDP appeared first on The Sun News.
(MOSCOW, Russia) A Russian convoy carrying food, water and other aid set off on Tuesday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels, but Kiev said it would not allow the vehicles to cross onto its territory. Kiev and Western governments warned Moscow against any attempt to turn the operation intoRead MoreThe post Russia sends big aid convoy to Ukraine, West sounds warnings appeared first on The Sun News.
The maker of the experimental Ebola drug that was given to two infected Americans said Monday that its supply has been exhausted after the company provided doses to a West African nation. Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. said in a brief online statement it had complied with every request for the drug that had the necessary legalRead MoreThe post ‘ZMapp’ Ebola experimental drug exhausted appeared first on The Sun News.
Â The Joint Consultative and Negotiating Council (JCNC), Ministry of Aviation has urged the Aviation Minister, Mr Osita Chidoka, to collaborate with the sectorâ€™s workers for its progress. The Chairman of the Council, Mr Hector Nnadi, made the call in anÂ interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja . Nnadi said the collaborationÂ Read MoreThe post Council calls for Aviation Minister, workers collaboration appeared first on The Sun News.
(LOS ANGELES/CALIFORNIA, U.S) Robin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film’s biggest stars, was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California. He was 63. The comedian’s appeal stretched across generations and genres, from family fare as the voice of Disney’sRead MoreThe post Comic virtuoso Robin Williams dead at 63 from apparent suicide appeared first on The Sun News.
The Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof Bamitale Omole has described e-learning as the future of education, stressing that learning has left the traditional four walls of the university.The post E-learning is the way to future â€“ OAU VC appeared first on The Sun News.