(KAMPALA, Uganda) Sweden has resumed financial aid to Uganda after suspending some assistance in March over a law widely condemned by donor nations that increases punishment for homosexuals. Uganda relies on aid to fund about 20 percent of its annual state budget, but it has resisted Western pressure to rescind the law, enacted in February,Read MoreThe post Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after suspending it over anti-gay law appeared first on The Sun News.
(GLASGOW, Scotland) Nigeria on Monday restored some table tennis pride at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games after beating India 3-1 to claim the bronze medal in the menâ€™s team event. In 2010, Team Nigeria failed to win any medal having being a regular medal winning team since table tennis became part of the Commonwealth GamesRead MoreThe post Commonwealth Games: Nigeria bags Bronze at Table Tennis appeared first on The Sun News.
(KANO) A bomb blast has occurred again close to Buhari Square adjacent to Shoprite shopping mall in Kano killing the bomber and injuring six other persons. The bombing carried out by a lone female suicide bomber estimated to be 19 years of age took place at the Trade Fair complex opposite Shoprite shopping mall inRead MoreThe post Another Bomb Goes Off At Shopping Mall In Kano appeared first on The Sun News.
(LAGOS) The Nigerian city of Lagos on Monday shut down and quarantined a hospital where a man died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the highly infectious disease in Africa’s most populous country. Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Liberian finance ministry in his 40s, collapsed on arrival at Lagos airport on JulyRead MoreThe post Nigeria isolates Lagos hospital where Ebola victim died appeared first on The Sun News.
(GLASGOW, Scotland) South Africa ended New Zealand’s dominance of the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens with a 17-12 victory at Ibrox Stadium on Sunday to win the gold medal. New Zealand had not lost a Commonwealth match since the sport made its debut in 1998 and they looked to be heading for a fifth consecutive goldRead MoreThe post South Africa shock New Zealand to claim sevens gold appeared first on The Sun News.
(KANO) A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria’s biggest city of Kano on Monday, killing one other person, a military source said. The source gave no other details about the attack. It was the third bomb attack in Kano in just 24 hours. On Sunday, a bomber hurledRead MoreThe post Two dead after female suicide bomber targets Nigeria petrol station appeared first on The Sun News.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama, who has said he was one of the untold millions of people around the world who were inspired by Mandela’s life, is set to announce the nameRead MoreThe post Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela appeared first on The Sun News.
(MONROVIA, Liberia) The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation’s border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region. The new measures announced by the government on Sunday came as Guinea, Liberia and SierraRead MoreThe post Liberia shuts border crossings, restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading appeared first on The Sun News.
(UNITED NATIONS) The U.N. Security Council called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning. The council met as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The pressureRead MoreThe post UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire appeared first on The Sun News.
(WASHINGTON DC, U.S) The U.S. stepped up pressure on Moscow on Sunday by releasing satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for pro-Russian separatists has crossed the border. The images, which came from the U.S. Director of National Intelligence and could notRead MoreThe post US images: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine appeared first on The Sun News.
â€¦Cruises into second Nigeriaâ€™s medal hopeful, BlessÂing Okagbare has qualified for the second round of the Womenâ€™s 100 meÂters event at the ongoing Glasgow 2014 CommonÂwealth Games. The African fastest women breast the tape on the dot of 11.20second to set the heats fastest record at the Games. Team England sprinters Sophie Papps, Asha PhilipRead MoreThe post Okagbare sets fastest heat record appeared first on The Sun News.
Nigeria WresÂtling Federation (NWF) PresiÂdent, Hon Daniel Igali is optimistic that his wresÂtlers would live up to expecÂtations whenÂ mats action begins onÂ Tuesday July 29. Nigeria is among the four top countries in the wresÂtling event at the Glasgow Games, Igali said the posiÂtive attitude his wards exÂhibited during their brief training tour in Romania isRead MoreThe post My wrestlers have attitude of champions â€“Igali appeared first on The Sun News.
. Recommends Emenalo, Okpala as assistants. Former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has thrown his weight behind coach Stephen OkeÂchukwu Keshi to remain as Super Eagles boss. According to Kunle Oyewunmi, the special adviser Media, to Kalu, the coach should be handed a new four -year contract. Kaluâ€™s backing is camÂethe backdrop ofRead MoreThe post Kalu wants 4-year deal for Keshi appeared first on The Sun News.
The executive board of the Nigeria Football FederaÂtion (NFF) has threatened to drag the chairman, Nigeria NaÂtionwide League, Alhaji Ahmed Kawu for forensic examination if he fails to withdraw and apologize over his allegation that his signature was forged among those that imÂpeached erstwhile NFF president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari. Kawu had disassociated himself from Maigariâ€™sRead MoreThe post Alledged signature forgery: NFF board to drag Kawu for forensic examination appeared first on The Sun
As Nigerians await what the future holds for Stephen Keshi, former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu yesterday, threw his weight behind the coach, urging for a new four-year contract to keep the â€˜Big Bossâ€™ as Super Eaglesâ€™ manager. Kaluâ€™s backing comes amid uncertainty over the Super Eaglesâ€™ preparations for the 2015 Nations CupRead MoreThe post Donâ€™t sack Keshi â€“Kalu appeared first on The Sun News.
â€¦As runaway Sierra Leonean patient dies in ambulance One of Liberiaâ€™s most high-proÂfile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said yesterday, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the deadly disease. Dr. Samuel Brisbane is the first Liberian doctor to die in an outbreak the World Health Organization said has killedRead MoreThe post Ebola kills high-profile Liberian doctor appeared first on The Sun News.
Former secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government, Obong Umana Umana has refuted the allegation that he was offered the position of the managing director of Niger Delta DevelopmentÂ Commission (NDDC) as a compensation not to conÂtest the next governorshipÂ election of the state. Speaking with Daily Sun on Friday, Umana, who until a year ago was assumedRead MoreThe post I wasnâ€™t offered MD of NDDC position â€“Umana appeared first on The Sun News.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Monitoring Team has warned state partners against paying vendors of services in cash before implementation, saying doing so, could derail the programme. Speaking during the UNFPA Joint Programme meeting made up of UN Finance Monitoring Team and the Cross River State representative held in Calabar at the weekend, theRead MoreThe post Donâ€™t pay contractors in cash, UNFPA warns partners appeared first on The Sun News.
â€¦Warns of imminent plane crash General Overseer of God of ChamÂpion Royal AsÂsembly, Brother Joshua Ignila, has reiterÂated his earlier prediction that a lower rank military officer of the Nigerian Army will arrest AbubaÂkar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect. He reminded members of the church of his earlier prediction about the miliÂtary aircraftRead MoreThe post Shekauâ€™ll soon be arrested, predicts church leader appeared first on The Sun News.
Indigenous carrier, Arik Air, yesterday announced the suspension of flight operations into Monrovia in Liberia and Free-Town in Sierra Leone. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Daily Sun gathered that the decision described as a very difficult one for the airline, was induced by fears from top government health offiÂcials and pressure mounted by other Nigerians on the need toRead MoreThe post Ebola virus: Arik Air halts flight operations into Liberia, Sierra Leone appeared first on The