(WASHINGTON DC, U.S) President Barack Obama is directing $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help fight terrorists in northern Africa. Obama made the order Monday from his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast. He wrote to the secretaries of Defense and State that he’s determined an unforeseen emergency exists in Africa. HeRead MoreThe post Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa appeared first on The Sun News.
(LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, U.S) Bobby Jones.Â Jack Nicklaus.Â Tiger Woods. And, now,Â Rory McIlroy. He certainly doesn’t look out ofÂ place. Joining an exclusive club in the twilight atÂ Valhalla Golf Club, McIlroy survived his toughest test yet on the big stage and gave every indication that he’s worthy of a spot alongside the greats of theÂ game. “I was happy beingRead MoreThe post McIlroy joins exclusive club with PGA victory appeared first on The Sun News.
(AKURE) Dr Aderonke Fagbemi, a consultant optician with the Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure, has urged residents of the state to be attentive to the media to have good knowledge of the Ebola virus ravaging some West African countries. Fagbemi told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Akure on Monday that only theRead MoreThe post Ebola: Ondo residents urged to listen to media not rumors appeared first on The Sun News.
(LAGOS) Nigeria’s Lagos has 10 confirmed cases of Ebola, up from seven at the last count, although only two so far have died, including the Liberian who brought the virus in, the health minister said on Monday. All were people who had had primary contact with Patrick Sawyer, who collapsed on arrival at Lagos airportRead MoreThe post Lagos now has 10 Ebola cases: health minister appeared first on The Sun News.
Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday expressed the urgent need to set the country free from political bondage. The governor, who made the call while reacting to his victory in Saturdayâ€™s election in the state, said he encountered lots of challenges before he emerged victorious in the poll. His words: â€œIt was so sad andRead MoreThe post Nigeria in political bondage â€“Aregbesola appeared first on The Sun News.
MargaretÂ Alabi started her career on the fashion scene as a model. There, she made her mark participating in high profileÂ showsÂ in her days. DeterminedÂ to leave a legacy, she moved on as a designer, churning out creative pieces to the delight of her customers. She was amongÂ designers who showcased their stuffÂ atRead MoreThe post I like Honda Crosstourâ€“Margaret Alabi appeared first on The Sun News.
Actress, Jennifer Eliogu, has released the video for her new single entitled Fantasy in a move to boost her music career. â€œFantasy is a love song with an infusion of rock and reggae. The song is straight from my heart to Jennifer Eliogu fans. Itâ€™s a song that touches the romantic in everyone. We mayRead MoreThe post Jennifer Elioguâ€™s Fantasy video appeared first on The Sun News.
Hon Iyabo Kareem is a woman with vast experience in politics. She was inspired by her grandfather as a young girl back then in Ibadan. In this interview, Iyabo Kareem shared with us what itâ€™s like beingÂ wife of a military man, a mother andÂ grandmother. The amiable woman also shared with us her passionRead MoreThe post Being a soldierâ€™s wife is toughâ€“Iyabo Kareem appeared first on The Sun News.
The Kaduna State Government and the Bank of Industry (BoI) have signed an agreement to raise N1 billion Entrepreneurial Development Fund (EDF) to boost the operation of small-scale businesses in the state. This is even as BoI said the total loan portfolio to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kaduna State at present stood atRead MoreThe post BoI signs N1bn entrepreneurial devt fund with Kaduna govt appeared first on The Sun News.
Gimba Yaâ€™u Kumo is the Managing Director/CEO of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria mobilises long-term funds which it lends to Nigerians to build, buy or renovate their residential houses under the National Housing Fund (NHF) scheme. Basically, FMBNâ€™s mandate is to finance housing delivery to Nigeriaâ€™s teemingRead MoreThe post Weâ€™re committed to addressing Nigeriaâ€™s 17m housing deficit â€“ Kumo, FMBN boss appeared first on The Sun News.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has said that the implementation of the new automotive policy in Nigeria would create more direct and indirect jobs across different sectors of the economy. UNIDOâ€™s Representative and Director, Regional Office for Nigeria, Dr. Patrick Kormawa, who stated this at the stakeholdersâ€™ forum held in Lagos, said thatRead MoreThe post Nigeriaâ€™s new auto policyâ€™ll create more jobs â€“UNIDO appeared first on The Sun News.
Slok Air is making plans to return to the Nigerian sky, about 10 years after it was grounded on the orders of the Federal Government. Chairman of Slok Group, Dr. Orji Kalu, who spoke to aviation correspondents recently said the airline had opened talks with a foreign airline in a bid to secure a technicalRead MoreThe post Slok Air seeks foreign partner to return to Nigerian sky appeared first on The Sun News.
Stakeholders in Nigeriaâ€™s maritime industry have expressed the optimism that the Federal Governmentâ€™s plan to float a private sector driven national shipping line, ifÂ realized, will be the first step in checking the huge capital flight in the sector put at about N3 trillion annually. â€œForeigners dominate virtually all maritime sub-sectors in Nigeria,â€ said anRead MoreThe post MARITIME: Planned national carrier to stem N3trn annual capital flight appeared first on The Sun News.
The Federal Government has sealed a five year deal with General Electric (GE) to boost power, healthcare, transport infrastructure and create jobs for Nigerian youths. The event, described as Country-to-Company (C2C) took place in Washington DC during the US-Africa Heads of State summit. As part of the bilateral agreement extension, GE will continue leveraging itsRead MoreThe post FG, General Electric seal deal to boost power, healthcare, transport infrastructure appeared first on The Sun News.
In a major move aimed at boosting Nigeriaâ€™s dream of industrialisation, Dangote Group through its academy is partnering with a leading German engineering firm, Haver Boecker, to ensure the transfer of the requisite engineering manpower skills to young Nigerians. A statement from the group said the decision to create such a linkage that will leadRead MoreThe post Dangote, German firm partner to grow manpower for real sector appeared first on The Sun News.
â€¢Team Nigeriaâ€™ll rule Africa again â€“ Alli The 19th edition of the African Athletics Championships begins in Marrakech, Morocco today with the defending Champion, Team Nigeria, confident of retaining the title it won in Benin Republic two years ago. The Blessing Okagbare led team which is still basking in the euphoria of the Glasgow 2014Read MoreThe post Okagbare, others take Glasgow 2014 form to Morocco appeared first on The Sun News.
Nigeria international and Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche was on target for in his clubâ€™s 3-0 bashing of Swansea City in a pre-season friendly played at the Liberty Stadium. His third minute strike inspired his team to a comfortable win that extended their winning streak as they continue preparation for the resumption of the Spanish League.Read MoreThe post Ike Uche on target against Swansea City appeared first on The Sun News.
Didier Drogba has retired from international football in the wake of the Elephantsâ€™ decision to appoint a new coach, Herve Renard, who has been charged with overhauling the squad. Â Back home in Cote Dâ€™Ivoire, many fans saw it coming. They knew that Didier Drogba was relishing his last moments with the Elephants during the 2014Read MoreThe post Drogba: All plaudits, no trophy appeared first on The Sun News.
President of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Dr Tamas Ajan has rated the just concluded Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow as the friendliest games ever. Ajan who has been part of the last 10 previous editions of the games since 1974 gave Glasgow the pass mark after he was bestowed with a special award byRead MoreThe post IWF boss rates Glasgow 2014 as friendliest Commonwealth Games appeared first on The Sun News.
One of the trickiest gubernatorial racesÂ will take place in Imo State in 2015. It will not be becauseÂ power of Â incumbency has been nullified in view of the present governorâ€™s quirky hold on the levers of power in that politically charged environment.Â It will not be because the state is one of thoseRead MoreThe post Imo gubernatorial race: Emeka Ihedioha in pole position appeared first on The Sun News.