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Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines 27 March 2019

Nigeria seeks UK’s help in anti-graft war
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Monday Ijeh/Emmanuella Anokam (NAN)Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has appealed for British Government’s support in building the capacities of anti-corruption institutions in Nigeria. Mustapha made the call in Abuja during a courtesy visit by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs Catriona Laing and the Director for Africa, []The post Nigeria seeks UK’s help in anti-graft war appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019 polls: PDP vows to retrieve stolen mandate in Bayelsa
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa State chapter has vowed to retrieve all stolen mandate belonging to the party in the state. It also promised not to abandon supporters, who voted for its candidates in the just-concluded general elections in the state. The party said it was doing everything legally possible to []The post 2019 polls: PDP vows to retrieve stolen mandate in Bayelsa appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ex-gov Sylva mourns Gabriel Okara
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has described the passing on to glory of literary giant, Gabriel Okara, as a moment of deep and contrasting emotions. Sylva while offering commiserations to the Okara family said he believes the octogenarian poet lived a worthy and fulfilled life as his demise will []The post Ex-gov Sylva mourns Gabriel Okara appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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CBN crashes interest rate to 13.5%
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Uche Usim, Abuja Businessmen in Nigeria can heave a sigh of relief as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reduced the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) from 14% to 13.5%, the first reduction since 2016. Announcing the slight drop in interest rate at a media briefing after the apex bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) []The post CBN crashes interest rate to 13.5% appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.read more…

Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines 27 March 2019

Alleged campaign financing: Court to hear suit seeking to disqualify Buhari, Atiku on May 7
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
TheFederal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned until May 7, a suit seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar over alleged excess spending on campaigns. The Presidential Candidate of the National Rescue Movement, (NRM) Mr Usman Ibrahim-Alhaji dragged the duo to court alleging that []The post Alleged campaign financing: Court to hear suit seeking to disqualify Buhari, Atiku on May 7 appeared first on
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Defective/distressed buildings: LASG opens resettlement camp
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Adebayo Kehinde As part of the efforts by the Lagos State government to provide succour to victims of various emergency/disasters as well as to mitigate its impact, it has reiterated its readiness to accommodate the affected residents of the ongoing demolished defective/distressed buildings on Lagos Island at the Lagos State Relief/Resettlement Centre Igando, in Alimosho []The post Defective/distressed buildings: LASG opens resettlement camp appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Akwa Ibom holds monkey protection seminar
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Joe Effiong, Uyo The government and people of Akwa Ibom State on Tuesday gathered in Uyo, to brainstorm on ways to protect an endangered-monkey species said to be left only in a community in Itu local government area of the state. The monkey species known asCercopithecus sclateri, but locally known asAdiaha Awa Itamby the people []The post Akwa Ibom holds monkey protection seminar appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Air Peace lifts Pharaohs of Egypt to Asaba for Super Eagles friendly match
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has airlifted the Egyptian national team, the Pharaohs of Egypt from Niamey, Niger Republic to Asaba in Delta for a friendly match with the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, confirmed the development on Tuesday in Lagos. Iwarah said the Boeing 737-500 aircraft operated by []The post Air Peace lifts Pharaohs of Egypt to Asaba for Super Eagles friendly match appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why Chinese are making it in Nigeria
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
By Victor Asije (NAN)Prof. Muyiwa Falaiye, the Director of the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS), University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Tuesday said the Chinese had seen opportunities in factors that posed challenges to Nigerians. Falaiye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it was so because Nigerians at home and []The post Why Chinese are making it in Nigeria appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Cultists set man ablaze in Rivers
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Suspected cultists have set ablaze young man, as two cult groups clashed in Alakahia community, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. The incident occurred at 11:45 a.m on Tuesday, causing residents of the area to scamper for safety. Our correspondent gathered that members of a cult group invaded Alakahia, []The post Cultists set man ablaze in Rivers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Supreme Court judge emerges new Emir of Lafia
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
From Linus Oota, Lafia Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, and the council of chiefs in Nasarawa State have approved the selection of a serving Supreme Court judge, Justice Sidi Dauda Bage, as the new Emir of Lafia. The late Emir of Lafia, Dr Isa Mustapha Agwai 1, died on January the 10, 2019. The []The post Supreme Court judge emerges new Emir of Lafia appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Oby Ezekwesili named Forbes Woman Africa social Influencer
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nigeria’s former minister and co-founder of the BringBackOurGirls has been announced asForbes Woman Africa Social Influencer. The awards recognise Africa’s top influential women in business, sports, science, entertainment and leadership. The honour was bestowed on her recently at the Forbes Woman Africa Awards inaugural gala dinner, an event that held this March []The post Oby Ezekwesili named Forbes Woman Africa social Influencer appeared first on The Sun Niger
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Court clears NASS to probe alleged students brutality by Madonna University
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Godwin Tsa, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the suit seeking to stop the House of Representatives from investigating the gruesome attacks on some students of Madonna University on February 3, 2015, for lacking in merit. In dismissing the plaintiffs suit, the court held that the subject matter for litigation fell within []The post Court clears NASS to probe alleged students brutality by Madonna University appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Court takes possession of UBA Enugu headquarters for N5m damages
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Raphael Ede, Enugu There was commotion at the headquarters of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), as bailiffs from Federal High Court, Enugu stormed the bank with fierce-looking policemen to enforce N5million court judgment against the bank. The court bailiffs who stormed the bank located on Station Road, Okpara Avenue, at about 10:30 am immediately []The post Court takes possession of UBA Enugu headquarters for N5m damages appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Ekiti Govt. goes tough on school land grabbers, threatens arrest, prosecution
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Ekiti State Government on Tuesday warned people encroaching and erecting structures illegally on land already allotted to public schools across the state to stop forthwith. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi, gave the warning at an emergency peace parley with education key stakeholders in Ado-Ekiti. The News Agency of []The post Ekiti Govt. goes tough on school land grabbers, threatens arrest, prosecution appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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