The Lagos State Government, on Sunday, ordered the immediate closure of an illegal plank market in Oko-Baba Extension by Wright Street in Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state. The government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon. Muslim Folami, said the decision to shut down…
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Presiding Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has
declared that the achievements recorded by the outgoing Governor of
Ondo State in his eight years administration would be difficult to
surpass by his successors.
Speaking at the commissioning of projects executed by Mimiko in Akure,
the state capital, Bakare stated that Governor Mimiko followed the
pattern of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in governance.
He also predicted a great future for the state, saying the Mega
Primary Schools built across the state by Governor Mimiko would serve
as foundation of leadership for upcoming generation in the state.
He said Mimiko followed the pattern of Chief Awolowo in the area of
educational development of children in Ondo State.
Bakare who said his mind was blown away seeing what looked like a
University campus structure commissioned as primary school, said he
had never seen any Mega Primary School like the one in the state in
any of the South West states.
“I have been to Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, I need not bother to go to Osun and
I had not been to Ekiti State. There is nothing like this in any other
states in the South West,” he stated.
He commended Governor Mimiko for not allowing his mind to shrink even
after the November 26, 2016 governorship election held in the state,
adding that it is only God that can reward him (Mimiko).
Commissioning the project, Mimiko said Mega Primary Schools constitute
a deliberate investment in education to tackle inequality in the
society and ensure social integration in the society.
— 20th August 2017
From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has condemned, in very strong terms, the attack at the All Progressive Congress (APC) secretariat in Yenagoa, the state capital. This was even as Bayelsa APC leaders have insisted that the three expelled members of the party were moles of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the…
— 20th August 2017
From AIDOGHIE PAULINUS, Abuja The federal government, has assumed full diplomatic responsibility in Ethiopia, the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. This is even as the Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, called for…
— 20th August 2017
FROM: PAUL ORUDE, BAUCHI Coordinator of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone A Comrade Umar Faruk, has alleged that an aide to Jigawa State governor was behind the dispute which trailed the recently election in which he emerged winner. In an open letter addressed to Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, Faruk accused the Governor Badaru’s…
— 20th August 2017
From Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki Tension is brewing in Oshiri Community, Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State following the stealing of five cows belonging to the Deputy Speaker of state’s House of Assembly, Chief Odefa Obasi, by suspected Fulani herdsmen. This was disclosed Sunday by the Commander of State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), SP Abdulkadir…
Entertainment— 20th August 2017
By Tony Ogaga Miss Unoaku Anyadike is an unusual queen. She goes down in the history of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant as the only queen who reigned for two years. All other queens reigned for a year. However, every good thing must one day come to an end. On September 15,…
South-West Report— 17th August 2017
Badoo fingered in grandma’s mysterious death, body dismembered From Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti residents of Moferere in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, recently woke up to the agonizing cry of Mrs Titilayo Ajayi, daughter of a 73-year-old, Adetutu. She was found allegedly hacked to death in a most gruesome manner in 10, Moferere Street. Titilayo told Daily Sun…
Abuja Metro— 16th August 2017
By Magnus Eze What many people may not know is that there are at least nine indigenous tribes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), namely Amwamwa, Bassa, Egbira, Gade, Ganagana, Gbagyi, Gbari, Gwandara and Koro. Last week, all of them converged at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, as one people with a common destiny in commemoration…
Oriental News— 16th August 2017
Okorocha’s daughter opens shelter for stranded, poor women, children in Imo From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu The charity spirit of her father had infected her early in life. Thus, as she was growing up, Mrs. Uloma Rochas Nwosu, founder, Elfreeda Foundation, a basic need initiative that is providing open shelter for homeless women and children in…
Features— 20th August 2017
By Christy Anyanwu Femi Anikulapo-Kuti, the son of legendary Afro beat king, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has also made a name for himself. Always frank and to the point, he recently shared his favourites with Sunday Sun. Favorite colour Navy blue. It depends on my mood. But if I have to choose a colour, I’ll probably choose…
Literary Review— 19th August 2017
By HENRY AKUBUIRO Shortly after retiring to his bed from his desk where he was translating Shakespeare’s classic, Julius Caesar, into his native Efik language, on August 16, 2007, James Ene Henshaw passed on. Last Wednesday marked the tenth anniversary of his death. Looking at his life type in retrospect, we can’t but marvel at…
Lifeline— 19th August 2017
Agony of 419 convicts awaiting the hangman in Jos, Kaduna prisons ‘I want to die’, says 53-year-old inmate From MURPHY GANAGANA, JOHN ADAMS (Minna), BERE GYANG (Jos) and EMMANUEL ADEYEMI (Lokoja) They are holed up in nearly dark cells where a thin line separates day and night, staring gloomily at anything in sight; they share…
Education Review— 15th August 2017
• At this year’s school-graduating ceremonies, pupils showcase our rich culture as parents share stories of how they waded through flood to take their kids to school • How you can help your child make the best of this holiday By Jet Stanley Madu At the recent graduation ceremony of Ricphe Nursery and Primary School,…
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TSWeekend— 18th August 2017
By Tony Ogaga Nollywood ‘bad’ boy, Charles Okocha aka Igwe Tupac, has revealed how he was almost killed last year after a policeman shot him at close range in Asaba, Delta State. Recalling the experience in a chat with TS Weekend recently, Tupac narrated: “This is something I really don’t want to talk about because I…
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