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Kalu in Forbes Magazine: The Nigerian millionaire who wants to negotiate with Boko Haram

When Orji Uzor Kalu, jet-setting Nigerian businessman and controversial politician is in Abuja, he usually spends most of his time at his sprawling mansion, which is located a few minutes’ drive away from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, the official residence of Nigeria’s President. It’s easily one of the most glamorous homes in Nigeria, and even comes with its own church. The house is a Mecca of sorts. Highflying politicians,

Life Changers lifts Muslims at Ramadan

A Non governmental Organisation (NGO), The Life Changers Group, has put smiles on the faces of Muslims by donating food items to assist them during this Ramadan. Oruh Ugonna Mary, African Coordinator of the group and her team last week visited OlorunKemi 1, Mosque, Kuje Amuwo, Lagos and presented the items to the faithful.. They include; bags of rice, loaves of bread, cartons of Indomie noodles, toilet rolls and drinks.

The task before Nigerian youths

There is this widely accepted saying that ‘the youths of today will grow up to become leaders of tomorrow.’ Be that as it may, there is no gain saying the fact that the youths, who constitute the majority in the Nigerian polity, are, unequivocally, the most important human resources in the socio-political and economic development and or otherwise of the country. The upbringing we give to them will obviously determine

Football Federation: Nigeria must co-opt competent hands to get results

The 2014 FIFA organised World Cup tournament has come and gone and as usual, a winner has emerged among the countries that competed for the coveted trophy. The first place, of course, was won by Germany. Now that the curtain is drawn on this year’s edition of the tournament, preparations for 2018 in Russia have begun almost immediately for countries, which are desirous of winning the tournament or making a

Adamawa guber: Delegates root for Marwa

Former military administrator of Lagos State and governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State, Brigadier General Mohammed Marwa (retd), was yesterday assured the ticket of the party in the next governorship election in the state by the 335 delegates of the party in Adamawa Central Senatorial District. The Chairman of the PDP in the district, Alhaji Danjuma Iliyasu, told Marwa that the delegates would not hesitate

Dutse varsity assures non-natives on admission, employment

The Federal University Dutse (FUD) has promised to grant certain percentages of both student admissions and staff vacancies to non-natives of its located state. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Jubirilla Amin dropped the hint, while delivering his speech at the Ramadan breakfast organised by the institution in Dutse, Jigawa State capital. He said though the university gave greater consideration to the host communities and natives of the state,

2 die as Customs, smugglers clash in Ilorin

Two people were killed yesterday in Ilorin, when men of the Nigeria Customs Service and smugglers engaged in a gun duel.Daily Sun investigations revealed that the Customs men were on the trail of a vehicle suspected to be conveying smuggled cosmetic products into the city, which had resisted arrest. Consequently, the driver of the vehicle was chased to Sawmill area of the Kwara State capital where the customs personnel engaged

Impeachment: We’re backing our gov –Borno Speaker

Amidst speculations of an impeachment plan against Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled House of Assembly, the Speaker, Abdulkareem Lawan, said majority of the legislators are backing the governor. Lawan, who spoke to journalists on phone from Saudi Arabia, where he had gone to perform the lesser hajj (Umrah), said the leadership of the House and more than two-thirds of its members were behind Governor

Vote APC, Adeleke urges Osun people

Former governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, has urged electorate in the state to vote Governor Rauf Aregbesola for second term in the August 9 governorship election. Adeleke, who urged voters in the state to guard their voter cards jealously, said voting Aregbesola for a second time would be a demonstration of the people’s patriotic action. Expressing appreciation for the people’s support, he said: “Let us rely on Almighty

INEC commissioner arrives state

A National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ambassador Ahmed Wali, yesterday arrived Osun State for the supervision of the August 9 governorship election. A press statement issued by the Chief Public Affairs Officer of the commission in Osogbo, Mrs Adenike Tadese, indicated that the deployment was to enhance transparency and fairness during the election. According to the statement, Wali was received by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in