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The Sun Nigeria Newspaper

The Sun News, The Sun Newspaper, The Sun News Headlines Today. The Sun Newspaper is a Nigerian newspaper with a penchant for 'British Tabloid' styled journalism. The Sun Newspaper and its online version lean strongly towards entertainment, politics, etc. The Sun News is a Nigerian daily print newspaper founded and published in KiriKiri Industrial Layout, Lagos, Nigeria. As of 2011 The Sun had a daily print run of 130,000 copies, and 135,000 for weekend titles, with an average of 80% sales. This made The Sun the highest selling newspaper in Nigeria. The Sun News was incorporated on March 29, 2001. It started production as a weekly on January 18, 2003, and as a daily on June 16, 2003. The target audience is young adults in the 18 – 45 years age bracket and in the B and C social economic class. The paper is similar in format to the popular Sun newspaper of the United Kingdom. The chairman of the Sun News publishing house is Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State. The first Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief was Mike Awoyinfa. In January 2010 there was a shake-up in which Tony Onyima succeeded Awoyinfa, and the first Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dimgba Igwe, was replaced by Femi Adesina. Awoyinfa and Igwe remained as directors on the company’s board. Adesina replaced Onyima in December 2013. In June, 2015, Mr. Eric Osagie succeeded Mr. Femi Adesina as Managing Editor/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Publishing Limited. Mr Osagie is currently rebranding the Daily, Saturday and Sunday Sun respectively to meet international standards

UI International School shut over hijab crisis

The development followed a letter received by the school on November 9, 2018, from the International School Muslim Parents’ Forum (ISMPF)… Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The management of University of Ibadan International School, yesterday, closed the school over wearing of hijab by the Muslim students. The management put the classrooms under lock and key, following...

Diezani not facing trial in UK – EFCC

Expressing frustration with the lack of trial of Madueke in UK, Magu said: “There is no prosecution going on there, that is why we said she should be brought here for trial.” Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) explained yesterday that it is seeking the extradition of former Minister of...

Uzodinma appears before FG panel today

Meanwhile, Uzodinma has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of sponsoring the story of his purported arrest by SPIPRPP… Godwin Tsa, Abuja and George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Imo State Governorship candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodinma, is to appear today before the Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of...

CSOs commend NSCDC on one week prayers for 2019 polls

Civil society groups, Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI), Peace and Anti-Corruption Advocacy (PAC) and Transparency Network Centre (TNC), have commended the courageous initiative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), under the leadership of the Comptroller General (CG), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, for a prayer session for peaceful...

Gov. Ganduje inaugurates rehabilitation of 31 roads ‎in Kano

NAN Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state on Monday inaugurated the construction and rehabilitation of 31 road projects worth N1.3 billion in the metropolis‎. ‎Ganduje, who inaugurated the project at Gandun-Albasa area in Kano Municipal ‎local government, said that the project would gulp N1.3 billion. He noted that the 940 meters...

2019: Adamawa APC Reps aspirant defects to PDP

Isstifanus lamented the party primaries in the state and that Adamawa governor Jibrilla failed to keep the promises made to him before joining the party. Billy Graham Abel, Yola An APC political aspirant in the just concluded party primaries in Adamawa, Habila Istifanus, has defected to the PDP, stating the unfair...

Lalong: I share the pains of IDPs in Plateau

Lalong said his government is striving to fulfil its mandate of protecting lives and property, while addressing the challenges that confront the state. Gyang Bere, Jos Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says his administration shares in the pain and burden of Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were displaced from their ancestral...

Shake up in Army

“The Nigerian Army has redeployed some of its officers from Operation Lafiya Dole, Operation Delta Safe, as well as overstayed officers from the Theatre as part of routine posting.” Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of new General Officers Commanding (GOCs), Theatres Commanders for its various operations across...

DSS invitation: My story – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday opened up on his invitation last Sunday by the Department of State Services (DSS) and what transpired for the over 8 hours he was with the operatives in their Abuja office. Contrary to reports that the...

Delta 2019: I remain Reps APC candidate – Niboro

Niboro submitted that he was the validly nominated candidate of the party, adding that “if any names were to be published by INEC, it must be mine.” Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Former managing director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Olorogun Ima Niboro said last weekend that he remained the All Progressives...

Man dies atop lover in Anambra

When her lover died, Ifeoma wanted to escape from the hotel but was caught by the staff who were surprised that she was leaving without the man. Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka A 65-year-old man Obi Nwoda, has been confirmed dead after he collapsed while having sex with his girlfriend, Ifeoma, in a hotel in...

Enugu APC guber candidate promises royalty to Ejeagha

Magnus Eze, Enugu and Raphael Ede, Enugu The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze, has promised to link iconic musician, Chief Mike Ejeagha, to Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN), to ensure regular payment of royalties accruing from his numerous musical albums. Senator Eze, who...

2019 guber: Umahi, Ogbuoji, 32 others make INEC list in Ebonyi

Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, Senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial zone, Sonni Ogbuoji and former commissioner for Education, Prince Ndubuisi Chibueze-Agbo, have been shortlisted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to participate in the governorship poll in the state, next year. The trio are candidates of the...

Sacked workers threaten to drag Abia govt to court

Okey Sampson, Aba Members of the Abia State Disengaged Non Indigene Workers (ADNIW) have threatened to drag the state government to court, if their disengagement from service is not reversed. In a letter to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), entitled: “Pre action notice with respect to the...

IPOB’ll not entertain dialogue or compromise – Nnamdi Kanu

Kanu, in another broadcast, in Jerusalem, Israel, said the IPOB movement is devoted to the enthronement of freedom, liberty and justice lost to the British Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has said the group will not entertain any dialogue or compromise. Kanu, in another...

Alleged fraud: EFCC to extradite Alison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that the process to bring back former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom has begun. Acting spokesman of the Commission, Mr. Tony Orilade, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja. READ ALSO: EFCC removes name of Billionaire bizman from Wanted Persons List There...

Outrage in Bayelsa as cultists go on rampage shot dead 16-year-old

The deceased, who was 16-year-old, is said to have been accosted by suspected cultists at Amarata road Thursday night, who demanded she had over her phone. Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Palpable rage is in the air in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, following the murder of a 100-level student of the Niger...

Ismaila: Nigeria can afford N75,000 minimum wage if APC, PDP voted...

Ismaila made the remarks Friday at a press conference in Yola, speaking of his decision to run for the governorship of Adamawa State. Billy Graham Abel, Yola Adamawa State gubernatorial hopeful and the governorship candidate of the All Blending Party, (ABP) Daniel Shaga Ismaila, said Nigeria is a blessed country and...

Port Harcourt: 4 die in hit-and-run car crash

Tony John, Port Harcourt A ghastly car accident involving a hit-and-run driver has claimed the lives of four persons and destroyed two electric poles around GRA in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. READ ALSO: Strange Accident: Car somersaults as woman suddenly appears on bridge The vehicle, with plate number ‘Rivers BNY 317...

Drama as Ondo Assembly sacks Speaker, Deputy

Impeached Deputy Speaker Hon Ogundeji has said disgruntled lawmakers who couldn’t win the ticket of the APC at the primaries were behind Friday impeachment. Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly on Friday impeached the Speaker of the House, David Oloyelogun and his deputy, Ogundeji Iroju. The lawmakers thereafter elected...

Zamfara APC candidates’ names missing on INEC list

The INEC national commissioner added that the APC in Zamfara did not submit any list to INEC because of the ongoing legal tussle. Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau The names of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Zamfara State was conspicuously missing as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) displayed the list...

Imo guber: Okorocha loses out as INEC lists Uzodinma as APC’s...

The name of Uzodinma was pasted at the INEC office along Port Harcourt road in Owerri, with Akaolisa Cyprain Okechukwu, as his running mate. George Onyejiuwa and Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri After initial confusion over the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday...

FRCN takes over Radio Biafra

A highly placed source told Saturday Sun that other broadcast frequencies seized from Radio Biafra will be allocated for the use of Radio Nigeria stations in Bayelsa, Enugu, and Ibadan. Ade Alade, Abuja and Vincent Kalu Three years after the Nigerian security apparatus coordinated by the office of the National Security...

2019 polls: Buhari worried over Oshiomhole, APC govs’ rift

The feud deepened following the recent primary elections which degenerated to a face-off between Oshiomhole and the governors of Ogun, Imo, Ondo and Zamfara Ade Alade and Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye The rift between National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and some influential governors of the party, barely...

Rivers 2019: INEC dashes Abe’s governorship ambition

INEC recognised the factional APC governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, as the party’s standard bearer for the forthcoming election Tony John. Port Harcourt The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the list of governorship candidates for the 2019 election in Rivers State. INEC, in the list pasted at its office in Port...

Enugu to float equipment trust fund

Magnus Eze, Enugu Enugu State Government is to establish equipment trust fund for young people with technical and vocational skills, Chairman of the state Science, Technical and Vocational Schools Management Board (STVSMB), Obi Kama, has said. Kama, who spoke in Enugu, yesterday, said the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is poised...

Attack on Ekweremadu, conspiracy against Igbo – MASSOB

Raphael Ede, Enugu The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has condemned the assassination attempt on Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, describing the incident as a conspiracy against Ndigbo. A statement issued yesterday by the group’s National Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, said MASSOB will hold the...

Adetsav saga: Benue NUJ condemns attack on 2 journalists

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Benue State chapter, has condemned the attack on two journalists, Rose Ejembi of the The Sun and John Charles of The Punch while on duty in the state. Acting Chairman, Kajo Martins, in a statement he jointly signed with the Secretary, Moses...

Canadian Governor-General commends NASRDA, tasks space ambassadors

The Canadian Governor-General, Ms. Julie Payette, has commended the Nigeria Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA) for sustaining the country’s space programme.   She said technology should be used to break new grounds and noted that  in spite of all the work done, data from space remains indispensable. Commenting on the NASRDA...

Python Dance III: Pro-Biafra groups carpet South East govs

Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The leadership of the Coalition of pro-Biafra Agitators have carpeted South East governors for keeping mum over the planned Operation Python Dance III by Nigerian Army, scheduled to commence in December. The groups, which include Biafra Independence Organisation, Igbo Revolutionary Movement, Eastern Peoples Renewal, Biafra Clergy Network...

2019: South East’ll vote party that supports restructuring –Group

Chinelo Obogo A socio-political group, Igbo Kwenu Association, has said Igbo living in the South East and other parts of the country would vote any political party that supports restructuring. Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, yesterday, two members of the Board of Trustees of the group, Nnamdi Nwigwe and...

Edo: Hausa-Fulani community begins biometric verification to fish out criminals

The Hausa-Fulani community in Edo State, led by the Sarkin Fulani, Alhaji Muhammed Sossa, has commenced the biometric verification of its members in the state, to fish out cattle rustlers and other criminals. Sossa, who who made the disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki,...

Flood victims protest alleged diversion of relief materials

Paul Osuyi, Asaba Some flood victims at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Ogbe-Afor Primary School, Asaba, Delta State, have protested alleged diversion of relief materials. They claimed the materials, which were donated by Red Cross Society, did not get to them and urged the state government to take urgent...

Oyo AG advocates effective implementation of multi-door court law

Oyo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Oluseun Abimbola, has advocated an effective implementation of multi-door court law recently accented to by Governor Abiola Ajimobi. He stated this while receiving the new executive members of Nigerian Bar Association, Ibadan branch who visited him in his Office at the Ministry...

Anambra: Obiano, Anglican church feud deepens

Aloysius Attah, Onitsha The feud between Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, and the Anglican Church in the State appears to be getting worse by the day. A group, under the auspices of Concerned Christian and Non-Christian Citizens of Anambra State, yesterday, embarked on a peaceful protest to the police headquarters in Amawbia...

I didn’t know it was Ekweremadu’s house we went to rob...

Molly Kilete, Abuja Mohammed Yusuf, who led members of his gang to rob the home of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said he did not know the house they went to belonged to “a big man.” The 25-year-old suspect, who was paraded at the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, yesterday...

‘God don butter my bread’, Prince Charles speaks pidgin in Lagos

He’s better known for speaking the Queen’s English but the Prince of Wales turned to pidgin when he visited Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, yesterday. “How you dey? (How are you?)” he asked assembled dignitaries, including former heads of state, presidential candidates, leading politicians and stars from the world of fashion, music...

MASSOB to build cenotaph for Ojukwu’s son

Raphael Ede, Enugu and Aloysius Attah, Onitsha The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) has said it will build a memorial cenotaph in honour of the late son of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Debe Ojukwu, who died last week Friday. A statement issued yesterday by the group’s National...

Court fixes Nov 12 for application seeking forfeiture of Amosu’s N2.2bn

Lukman Olabiyi Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday, fixed November 12 to hear a motion seeking final forfeiture of N2.2 billion linked to a former Chief of Air Staff (COAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu. The court had earlier issued an interim order of forfeiture of the sum, on June...

Badaru’s largesse tears group apart in Dutse

Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse Three hundred naira largesse from Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, has torn Congress of Illegible Voters apart, after the group paid a solidarity visit to the state chief executive. Trouble started immediately the governor asked the leaders of the group to remain behind for a ‘token’...

PT tops INEC’s election rating

The People’s Trust (PT), the political party which has Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim as its presidential candidate in the 2019 election, has emerged tops among the 28 political parties registered about a year ago. According to statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), PT is among the top 20...

‘Assassination attempt’: It’s burglary, suspect in custody, say police

The Nigeria Police, however, said preliminary investigation on what happened at Ekweremadu’s Apo residence was a case of burglary attempt by two men. READ ALSO: Ekweremadu, Wife, Son, Escape Assassination Attempt In a statement signed by DCP Jimoh Moshood, at the Force Headquarters, yesterday, the police said one “Mohammed Yusuf, of no fixed address,...

Neighbourhood Watch to commence operation – Wike

“The Neighbourhood Watch arrangement will soon be fully operational throughout the state, to complement the efforts of the security agencies…” Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the Neighbourhood Safety Agency will soon become operational for the detection and prevention of crimes across the state. Wike spoke yesterday, during...

Resolve Apapa gridlock, South West governors tell FG

They charged the federal government to engage the services of the Nigeria Railway Corporation to provide an alternative route to the gridlock situation. Clement Adeyi, Osogbo The six governors in the South West Governors Forum have jointly expressed concerns over the gruelling Apapa-Lagos Road gridlock. READ ALSO: FG promises to end Apapa gridlock They called on...

Okorocha loses again as court nullifies suspension of 5 Imo lawmakers

In his judgement, the presiding judge described the purported suspension of the lawmakers as an act of impunity… George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Justice Goody Anunihu of Owerri High Court 2 yesterday quashed the indefinite suspension slammed on five Imo lawmakers by the leadership of the state House of Assembly last June. Justice Anunihu,...

FG’s promises are cheap – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the Federal Government’s promises as cheap, saying its members would not be swayed by them. ASUU President Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi said this during an interview on a Lagos-based national television programme yesterday. READ ALSO: ASUU strike comprehensive, indefinite – president “We have concluded that...

‘Obi never demolished Mosques in Anambra’

Three former Commissioners of Police (CPs) in Anambra State during the tenure of Mr. Peter Obi as governor have exonerated him from the mischievous allegation of demolition of mosques and the sacking of non-indigenes, particularly northerners from the state. READ ALSO:PDP VP slot: I never nominated Peter Obi – Wike Speaking on...

Group petitions US to intervene over IMN violent protests

“‎It is distressing that your country continues to refer to IMN as ‘peaceful protesters’. Video from the protests confirm that they are anything but…” Godwin Tsa, Abuja A non governmental group – Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) – has sought the intervention of the United States of America (USA) into the...

Ohanaeze advises Igbo on 2019 polls

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu, called on Ndigbo to vote for only credible and proactive contenders ready to restructure the country Magnus Eze, Enugu and Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha Ahead of 2019 general election, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has cautioned Igbo to be wary of those they...

APC secretly offering money to buy voters cards from IDPs in...

The PDP, in a statement, said it had uncovered a scheme by the APC to buy voters cards belonging to internally displaced victims of Fulani herdsmen attacks Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to rig the...

Horror as boy, 21, kills mother, makes love to her corpse...

Police investigators recovered semen-stained pants belonging to the suspect and his late mother from the room as exhibits. Tony Osauzo, Benin A 21-year-old boy has reportedly killed his mother and had multiple sex with her corpse in a bid to get rich quickly. The bizarre incident occurred in their rented apartment...

Ogun APC leadership attacks Oshiomhole for annulling result of 26 Assembly...

The crisis of confidence between the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and the Ogun State leadership of the party worsened at the weekend as news filtered in that he had annulled the result of the primary election of the 26 winners to the state House of...

Primary polls: Amosun hits back at Oshiomhole

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has lambasted the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, saying that he lacks respect for truth and decency. READ ALSO: Ogun APC leadership attacks Amosun for annulling result of 26 Assembly candidates The governor who was reacting to statements credited to...

Nnewi thrown into mourning as Ojukwu’s son Debe dies in Lagos

Reacting to the news of Debe’s death, the Crown Prince of Nnewi ancient town, Barrister Obi Orizu said that the community received the news with shock. David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi The industrial community of Nnewi in Anambra State was yesterday thrown into a sorrowful mood following the death of Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu, one...

Kalu not in coma, says wife

Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has regained consciousness after undergoing a major surgery in Germany. The frontline politician and his wife, Mrs Ifunanya Kalu, had boarded a flight on Lufthansa airline from Abuja to Wiesbaden, Germany on Monday. READ...

APC crisis deepens in Imo, Ogun, Zamfara

In Zamfara, the atmosphere in the state chapter of the APC was mired in confusion and uncertainty about the valid governorship candidate of the party Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Laide Raheem Stanley Uzoaru A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri presided over by Justice M.T. Salihu, yesterday granted an order of interim injunction...

My relationship with Atiku not about 2019 –Tinubu

“Asiwaju has had a relationship with His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, just like he has had with many of other leaders in his political journey…” Willy Eya Former governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has once again expressed his commitment to the re-election ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari in next...

WAEC presents certificate to Buhari

“This is a God-sent, with WAEC being a non-political entity. This should put to rest the absurd allegations by the PDP brought up again and again…” Juliana Taiwo-Obalanye, Abuja Amid the controversy trailing his non-submission of school certificate to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), ahead of the 2019 elections, the West...

APC has failed Nigerians, says Wike

Wike also reiterated that the APC-led Federal Government has failed Nigerians, necessitating the need for a new federal government in 2019. Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State  Governor Nyesom Wike said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed Nigerians. The governor  has also denied playing any role in the emergence of former...

Imo guber: Oshiomhole on his own – Okorocha

“Oshiomhole is on his own in this whole thing. There is no presidency’s support for him to refuse those candidates who won elections…” Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja and Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not in support of some of the policies of...

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