Koroduma: Where  opulence meets squalor 

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 From Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja  It is a tale of striking ironies. Opulence on one side, squalor and debilitating poverty on the other side. That is the story of Koroduma,  a slum near the highbrow Asokoro in the Federal Capital City of Abuja.  Undoubtedly, there are scores of slums in Abuja, but Koroduma stands out for... From Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja  It is a tale of striking

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Of recession and the last Yuletide

THE Christmas and New Year festivities were unequivocally interesting in the definition of recession within the Nigerian context. These two celebrations are most especially observed in the Southern part of Nigeria, hence the reflections on [...] The post Of recession and the last Yuletide appeared first on Tribune. THE Christmas and New Year festivities were unequivocally interesting in the definition of recession within the Nigerian context. These two celebrations are most especially observed

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Abuja security flashpoints

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 *Districts, suburbs where crime holds sway From FRED ITUA  Across the world, governments place serious emphasis on security. This seriousness attached to security has led countries into voting billions of dollars for the sector every year. For them, nothing is left to chance. Those who foment trouble are compelled to face the wrath of the... *Districts, suburbs where crime

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Gory story of agric graduate beheaded on farm

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 By Molly Kilete  When Mr. Ndubuisi Uzoamaka Ugwaka left his sister’s house at Iddo Vilage, along the Abuja/Gwagwalada road, on Saturday, November 26, 2016, little did she know that she would never see her brother again. Ugwaka, a graduate of Agriculture from the University of Ilorin, had relocated to Abuja from Imo State to live... By Molly Kilete  When Mr. Ndubuisi Uzoamaka

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Unusual business: Sex workers seek new havens

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 By MAGNUS EZE   The popular saying that nothing sells like sex is fast losing currency in Abuja, the nation’s capital, due to the cash crunch in the all sectors of the economy.  Daily Sun investigation revealed that recession has hit the sex trade in Abuja, engendering some form of glut. Checks in the city... By MAGNUS EZE   The popular saying that nothing sells like sex

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Why FG must fund mobile broadband, By ATCON President

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 By Olabisi Olaleye President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr. Olusola Teniola, has disclosed that one of the focus of the federal government this year would be funding mobile broadband revolution, so that investor confidence is not eroded any further. Teniola, who heads the affairs of ATCON, the umbrella body for all telecoms... By Olabisi

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NTDC, Niger State to introduce military tourism

THE directory of tourism components in Nigeria is poised for increase, as the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and the Niger State Directorate of Culture and Tourism Development Promotion were planning to introduce Military Tourism. [...] The post NTDC, Niger State to introduce military tourism appeared first on Tribune. THE directory of tourism components in Nigeria is poised for increase, as the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and the Niger State Directorate

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Reasons tech coys should leverage on biofuels

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 Stories by Olabisi Olaleye  bisiolaleye@gmail.com  08094000013, 08111813040 The reliance on oil in Nigeria has done more harm than good and more often than not the country experiences  artificial scarcity of petroleum products and unstable price of the products. Through diversification,  most countries of the world now leverage on biofuel, which has helped to cushion the... Stories

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Has NYSC scheme outlived its relevance?

Prof. Taofeek Ibrahim (Vice-Chancellor, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State) I strongly feel that NYSC has not outlived its usefulness. The reason is that most Nigerians are born and go to schools within their environments. A very large proportion of them never get to go out of their immediate communities. If you come to the national […] The post Has NYSC scheme outlived its relevance? appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Environmental sanitation: Ministerial committee commences operation

Following the recent constitution of the Ministerial Task Team on City Cleansing by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, the committee which is saddled with the task of sanitising the [...] The post Environmental sanitation: Ministerial committee commences operation appeared first on Tribune. Following the recent constitution of the Ministerial Task Team on City Cleansing by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, the

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FG to complete 117 abandoned projects in water sector —Minister

The Federal Government has said that with the technical audit of 117 abandoned water projects, the ministry will complete about 25 per cent of the viable ones in the year 2017. The Minister of Water [...] The post FG to complete 117 abandoned projects in water sector —Minister appeared first on Tribune. The Federal Government has said that with the technical audit of 117 abandoned water projects, the ministry will complete about 25 per cent of the viable ones in the year 2017. The Minister

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Why people suffer today (3) 

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 “Dear Uzorma, publish this testimony but not with my contact. I was poisoned by my wife because I was taking a second wife as we had no male child. She asked me to adopt and I refused and decided to get myself a second wife. I have no problem with my first wife but when... “Dear Uzorma, publish this testimony but not with my contact. I was poisoned by my wife because I

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Kaduna, Warri refineries recorded zero production in Nov 2016—Reports

Kaduna, Warri refineries recorded zero production in November 2016 as they could not refine a drop of crude oil throughout the period under review. Apart from the Port Harcourt Refining Company in Rivers State, which [...] The post Kaduna, Warri refineries recorded zero production in Nov 2016—Reports appeared first on Tribune. Kaduna, Warri refineries recorded zero production in November 2016 as they could not refine a drop of crude oil throughout the period under review. Apart from the Port

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Time Senate gives discos pre–paid meter supply deadline

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 I am happy that Barrister Babatunde Fasola, the Minister in charge of Power, last week Monday called on the Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos), to step up their service delivery or quit. I am particularly delighted that he spoke on the metering and billing system of the firms among others. But since he did not address... I am happy that Barrister Babatunde Fasola,

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Edo inaugurates family court, to prosecute violators of child rights

Those who violate the rights of children by engaging them in street trading and hawking will now be prosecuted in Edo State as the state government has inaugurated family court to handle matters relating to [...] The post Edo inaugurates family court, to prosecute violators of child rights appeared first on Tribune. Those who violate the rights of children by engaging them in street trading and hawking will now be prosecuted in Edo State as the state government has inaugurated family court to

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NNPC commences crude importation from Niger Republic for Kaduna refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is exploring crude oil supply from Niger Republic in order to resolve epileptic crude oil supply to Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) due to incessant [...] The post NNPC commences crude importation from Niger Republic for Kaduna refinery appeared first on Tribune. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is exploring crude oil supply from Niger Republic in order to resolve epileptic crude oil

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Brent prices to average $53/b in 2017—EIA

As a result of rising oil prices in December, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has increased its forecast for both Brent and WTI crude oil prices by $2, and now sees Brent prices averaging [...] The post Brent prices to average $53/b in 2017—EIA appeared first on Tribune. As a result of rising oil prices in December, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has increased its forecast for both Brent and WTI crude oil prices by $2, and now sees Brent prices averaging

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Oil workers commend NNPC on refineries revival

Oil workers under the aegis of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have commended the decision of the Nigerian National [...] The post Oil workers commend NNPC on refineries revival appeared first on Tribune. Oil workers under the aegis of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have

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Jonathan’s kinsmen lament four-year power outage

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Residents of Otuoke, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, have cried out over the lingering power outage in the area. Some concerned residents, who spoke to Southern City News, lamented that power supply had eluded the community for about four years. It was learnt that […] The post Jonathan’s kinsmen lament four-year power outage appeared first on Punch Newspapers.

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Accord concondiale: The continuous search for Nigeria’s elusive unity and indivisibility (5)

Notice: Undefined index: layout_id in /var/www/vhosts/sunnews/wp-content/themes/fastnews/library/front.php on line 1663 Recap on iconic Nigerian leaders We shall today, continue and conclude our discourse on another iconic Nigerian leader, Sir Ahmadu Bello, and start a new treatise on the acclaimed late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.  Ahmadu Bello Contd. from last week The Sardauna of Sokoto was Minister of Works, Local Government and Community Development in Northern... Recap on iconic Nigerian

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