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Take decisive stand on police brutality, brand strategist advises Nigerians

Henry Uche, Lagos Following protests across the country by aggrieved Nigerians seeking an end the brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a brand strategist, Gidyon Thompson, has called on Nigerians to take  a decisive stand on the issue at hand. In an interview with Daily Sun in Lagos, Thompson said that it was high …
The Sun Nigeria.

FG to resolve ASUU dispute, considers adopting UTAS

Benjamin Babine, Abuja The Federal Government has disclosed that it is willing to adopt the University Transparency and Accounting Solution (UTAS), which is the preferred payment system by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), if it passes the integrity test. This is part of the outcome of a new round of dialogue between the …
The Sun Nigeria.



Idumuje-Ugboko: Protesting groups seek an end to crisis

Paul Osuyi, Asaba A clash was averted on Wednesday at the Government House gate, Asaba, Delta State, where two factional groups of protesters from Idumuje-Ugboko town in Aniocha North Local Government Area of the State met, seeking Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s intervention in resolving the protracted crisis in the once peaceful agrarian community. The protesting groups …
The Sun Nigeria.

Gombe, Adamawa, Bauchi, 8 other states reject Child Rights Act

Fred Itua, Abuja The Federal Government has revealed that out of 36 States in the Federation and Abuja, FCT, about 11 are yet to domesticate the Child Rights Act which was passed into law 17-years-ago. The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, made this known during a public hearing in Abuja organised by the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ogun: 15-year-old global art winner gives scholarship, bursary to students

Laide Raheem,. Abeokuta A global art competition winner, 15-year-old Mariam Omolara Kaka, has given scholarship and bursary awards to 21 indigent students drawn from two secondary schools in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State. She also donated a sum of N25,000 to her Creative Art teacher. Miss Kaka, a student of the Olabisi …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ex-army general loses N8 billion land suit against Lagos, NJC

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday dismissed a N8.1 billion suit filed by Major General Abdulrauf Tijani (retd) against the Government  of Lagos State and six others over the alleged unlawful seizure of his expanse of land in Lagos State. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his judgment, dismissed the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Enugu natives in Russia write Ugwuanyi on land grab crisis at home

Fred Itua, Abuja Enugu indigenes resident in the Russian Federation have petitioned Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi over rising cases of land racketeering and their resultant effects. In the letter signed by the president of the body, Mr Emmanuel Moses, they complained in the entire South-East, Enugu State ranks number one in land grabbing. They said the …
The Sun Nigeria.



Polytechnics are the answer to ‘technological emancipation of Nigeria’ — Dr Adekolawole, Rector, Federal Poly Ede 

Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Dr John Taiwo Adekolawole is the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State. Before assuming office three years ago, the institution had been bedevilled by an avalanche of crises, leading to staff apathy over instability of allowances, nonregulation of appointments and promotions as well as non-steady academic calendar. It was not …
The Sun Nigeria.

Nasarawa: I’m the only Muslim governor who went to church for thanksgiving after 2019 election – Sule

Solomon Ayado, Lafia Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule said on Wednesday that he alone among all Muslim governors in Nigeria had attended a church thanksgiving service after winning the governorship election in 2019. Governor Sule said he went to church on account of having been educated at a private Roman Catholic school growing up. The …
The Sun Nigeria.

APC, PDP canvasses votes for Oct 31 Plateau South senatorial by-election

Gyang Bere, Jos The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State are canvassing for votes ahead of the Plateau South Senatorial by-election. The major political parties, who filled in candidates ahead of the October 31 by-election, flagged-off their campaigns on Tuesday in Langtang North and South, and Quanpan and …
The Sun Nigeria.

Gunmen abduct Sun Correspondent’s wife in Calabar

  Clement James, Calabar Gunmen have again abducted the wife of the Cross River State Correspondent of the Sun newspaper, Uduak Judex Okoro. This latest abduction is coming barely seven years after she was first kidnapped while returning from Lagos in 2013. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday at about 8.30pm along Big Qua in …

JUST IN: Pandemonium as #ENDSARS protesters attacked in Abuja

  There was pandemonium in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Wednesday as #ENDSARS protesters were attacked by other groups against the campaign. Several persons were injured and vehicles vandalised as the invasion of the new groups led to a clash at the popular Berger Roundabout in Abuja. It was chaos as people scampered …

Bello calls on youths to stop #EndSARS protest, calls for dialogue

  Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has called on Nigerian youths to stop the ongoing #EndSARS protest in the country. Bello, who made the call in a statewide broadcast, said an end to the protest would allow the government commence its proposed reforms in the police as announced through the Inspector General of Police (IGP), …

Protesters defy rain to continue their #EndSWAT demand

  Protests against police brutality and extra-judicial killings continue on with a new hashtag #EndSWAT. The protest follows the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to set up a new unit called the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Unit (SARS). According to the protesters, the agitation …

Plateau South by-election: We’re going to receive thousands of PDP decampees, says APC Chair

  Musa Pam, Jos The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State is set to receive thousands of decampees from the major opposition party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties into the APC ahead of the forthcoming by-elections in the state. Chairman of the APC in the State, …

COVID-19: Germany agrees $662m to aid Holocaust survivors

  Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Wednesday. The payments will be going to approximately 240,000 survivors around the world, primarily in Israel, North America, the former Soviet …

JUST IN: #EndSARS protesters again take over Lekki Toll Plaza

*Activists also gather at Alausa The #EndSARS protesters have again blocked the Lekki Toll plaza in Lekki, Lagos. This comes after the youths rejected the new tactical police unit,  SWAT, which was announced by the Inspector General of Police on Tuesday. The protesters were outin full force at the Lekki Toll Plaza with many of them …

APC expels only female lawmaker for anti-party activities during Ondo poll

  Honourable Tomomewo Favour, the only female member of the Ondo State House of Assembly representing Ilaje Constituency II on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been suspended and expelled from the party by the executive of her ward (Mahin ward IV). Her expulsion came on the heels of alleged anti-party activities …

9 soldiers killed as 2 choppers collide in Afghanistan

Two helicopters on Wednesday crashed in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, killing nine people aboard, the ministry of defence said . In a statement, the ministry said that the helicopters crashed overnight due to technical issues while taking off, the incident is under investigation. Two local officials told dpa that the helicopters collided while they …

JUST IN: Kano LG aspirants to undergo drug tests

Muhammad Kabir, Kano   All the 44 aspiring local government chairmen their councillors are to undergo narcotic drug tests, before been allowed to participate in the February 2021 Kano local government elections. This hint was dropped by the Kano State Commissioner for Local Governments, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo, who urged the prospective contestants to subject …

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