From Kemi Yesufu, Abuja The decision to retain health maintenance organisations (HMOs) as part of the country’s health insurance programme caused a major disagreement between the House of Representatives Committee on Health Services and the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Yusuf Usman. Usman, at the just concluded two-day investigative hearing…
By Christy Anyanwu
Samir Bader is the Director of Cozy Choice Concept Limited, a furniture firm soon to be launched in Nigeria. He said the company was incorporated in Nigeria early this year by seasoned professionals. Said he “We decided to be the solution by making everything easy from assembly to purchase and then shipping.” He spoke to Sunday Sun about his favourites.
Spicy Chicken suya. I like spices. It could be meat suya or chicken suya. After a hard day’s work I enjoy suya.
Blue. It’s comfortable.
Favourite holiday spot?
I think Paris is one of the best. It’s nice and quiet. Many would associate Paris with luxury. Wherever you go in Paris, you enjoy yourself. Buildings in Paris are unique and with luscious green gardens also known as living walls or vertical gardens.
I like the rainy season. Rain makes me feel cool and comfortable. Once the rains begin, our local vegetation flourishes. The trees and grasses green up, flowers blossom and butterflies come out of the woodwork. I love the rainy season.
I’m not a sports person but I think I like walking. I’m more into walking and jogging. I’m not a football person or a sport person per se.
I love German cars. Mercedes Benz, Porsche, BMW, Audi, just name them. They are strong and durable.
I have never thought about any leader. I don’t have any favourite leader for now.
Anything about architecture and design and it’s because of my business.
Any classy, durable and comfortable furniture. Everything you need in a stylish, comfortable living room and bedroom.
I love jazz. I’m sure everyone thinks his or her favourite music is the best. But when I say there’s no better music than jazz, the only ones with a good argument against it are those who listen to classical music. Besides jazz, classical and some folk music are also good.
— 23rd June 2017
From Magnus Eze, Abuja The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has said that ethnic agitations across the country were part of the challenges of nationhood, adding that no society can make any meaningful progress without social justice and rule of law. Director-general of NOA, Dr. Garba Abari, stated this in Abuja during Ramadan breakfast with two…
— 23rd June 2017
From Uche Usim, Abuja Better days lie ahead for start-ups and early-stage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria as the Federal Government plans to mobilise N2.5 billion annually as equity investments for them under the YouWin Connect Series 1 programme. The YouWin Connect Series is a programme conceived to stimulate the growth of SMEs…
— 23rd June 2017
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo and former Abia governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, have commended aspirants for the Anambra State governorship poll on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for their exemplary conducts, so far. Speaking when the committee met with all the APC…
— 23rd June 2017
From Okey Sampson, Aba Industrialists in Aba, Abia State, under the aegis of Association of Aba Industrialists (AAI), took to the streets yesterday to protest high tariff and disconnection of power supply to their industries by Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). The protesting industrialists, who marched through some streets of the commercial city before…
Entertainment— 21st June 2017
By RITA OKOYE Nollywood starlet, Nzubechi Maureen Onyia popularly called Nzube Onyia, dreads heartbreaks like hell. This is coming after her ex-lover dumped her a few years ago. However, the experience was the starting point of her movie career, as the heartbreak took her to another level. Here, the light-skinned actress shares her inspiring success…
South-West Report— 22nd June 2017
• Rumble in Ekiti communities over chairmanship of traditional council From Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti What can be described as a royal rumble is brewing in three major towns of Ogotun, Ilawe and Igbara-Odo, in Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The Ologotun of Ogotun, Oba Samuel Oyebade, is accused of sit-tight for allegedly…
Abuja Metro— 21st June 2017
As the controversy over the death of Joy Odama rages, her nother, Mrs. Philomena Odama, has opened up on the tragic incident, saying an Abuja-based millionaire should be held responsible for it. In an interview with Molly Kilete in Abuja, at the office of the non-governmental organisation championing the arrest and prosecution of the suspect,…
Oriental News— 21st June 2017
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri This year, no fewer than 12,000 persons have benefited from the three-day annual free medical mission held recently for the treatment of the aged, poor and indigent by the Mbaise USA for their people at home. The free medical mission held simultaneously at Ezinihitte, Ekwerazu, Uvuru, Lorji, Ezialakaohu Nguru and St….
Features— 23rd June 2017
By Ikenna Emewu Years back then in the Department of Archaeology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, now Department of Archaeology and Tourism, in the course of my grooming, I came across a man that influenced me most as far as teacher/student relationship is concerned. A little to graduation, an issue arose that needed the intervention of…
Literary Review— 12th June 2017
By Isidore Diala Professor Ben Obumselu, who was laid to rest on Friday June 9, 2017, at his hometown, Oba, in Anambra State, remarked in a 1990 article: “Every man is a lover and follows the Muse.” He meant to point to the legion of human compulsions and fixations, and placed in hierarchical…
Lifeline— 23rd June 2017
•On International Albinism Awareness Day, foundation seeks better deal By Perpetua Egesimba Across the world, it has been observed that people living with albinism (PWAs) face many forms of discrimination. It has even been asserted that they are greatly misconstrued socially and medically. Oftentimes, the skin condition of these people living with albinism is the…
Education Review— 20th June 2017
• A revealing encounter with Nigerians who don’t know the meanings of “whistleblower” and “whistle blowing,” and ones who presume to know • Shocking: They include students of institutions of higher learning From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi, and Bianca Iboma, Lagos In recent times, there has been a lot of hue and cry about “whistle-blowing” and…
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
It was a unique gathering of major stakeholders in Nigeria’s marketing industry when the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate outstanding achievers at the 2016 ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, last weekend. The event threw up new champions who would bask in the…
TSWeekend— 23rd June 2017
By Jet Stanley Madu Sam Uche Anyamele is one of Nollywood’s best actors. Discovered and nurtured in Wale Adenuga’s production, ‘Super Story’ where he plays Richard, he is making his debut as a filmmaker and director with ‘Spouse’s Secret’, a movie premiered recently in Lagos. Shortly after the premiere, TS Weekend engaged Anyamele…
Nigeria is lucky, President Mohammadu Buhari is also lucky. The luck is that we have Professor Yemi Osinbajo as Nigeria’s number two man. An academic who has continued to deploy his intellect in the discharge of his duties and who is impressing a whole lot of Nigerians, almost on a daily basis. He has been…
All over our cities, especially Lagos and Abuja, streets are named after supposedly deserving Nigerians. I believe this is in keeping with some lines in our National Anthem; that the labour of our heroes past shall not be in vain. However, some of these names are less than honourable. But we still adore…
Hold FG responsible for ethnic hatred The Federal Government should be warned that it would be responsible for the ethnic hatred in the country. We had warned repeatedly that the FG should insist that vendors and newspaper distributors should be warned by Police Commissioners and DPOs to stop selling illegal publications on Biafra, which uses…
Last week, in this column, I shared with you how your attitude determines your altitude. How far you can soar above storms or succeed against daunting odds, especially in a depressed economy, is predicated on your response to problems. Today, I shall discuss a few tips on the marketing of products and services in a…
There is every reason to believe that the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) whose activities triggered the quit notice given to the Igbo in the North by Arewa youths is elated by the stand of the northern groups. IPOB believes that the Arewa youths, through their declaration, may have, without knowing it, made the…
Taraxacum officinalisWigg. Family- Asteraceae Common names: priest’s crown, monk’s head, irish daisy, lion’s tooth, ewe yarin (Yoruba). A flowering herbaceous plant commonly considered a weed by many gardeners and lawn owners. Dandelion can be found on roadsides, banks and shores of water ways and other areas with moist soils. It grows from generally unbranched taproots…
The title of today’s outing is strictly not an original of mine. It is a recall of when I read that Hollywood saga comprising of the Dream Merchants, the Carpet Beggars and the Inheritors by Sydney Sheldon. The three books in combination are often referred to as a trilogy. But we are not talking about…
TO most of us, the strident calls for heavy investments in the southeast ring hallow and have fallen on deaf ears. Most times, the calls seem very unexciting to some people. It is sometimes utterly discouraging to continuously drum into the ears of wealthy Nigerians to begin to site factories and other businesses in the…
African time, a bastardisation of the global norm and culture in keeping to time, has eaten into every fabric of Nigerian society. From schools, churches, mosques, private and public institutions, late-coming to events has clearly become catholic and has eroded confidence and integrity of the Nigerian way of life and so strangely accepted. With this…
In the executive pronouncement by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, during an official on-the-spot assessment of the traffic situation in the state, he directed all Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to immediately vacate all Lagos State-owned roads with high traffic. From all indications, that pronouncement brought sanity to major…