Former Sultan, Ibrahim Dasuki Dies

The former Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim  Dasuki is dead. He died in Abuja at the age of 93. Alhaji Umar Faruk,  Secretary Sultanate Council has confirmed his death. Ibrahim Dasuki was the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, he was deposed in 1996 during the regime of General Sani Abacha. He  succeeded  Sultan Abubakar, the father of…

UCL: Iheanacho makes Man City squad as Guardiola drops Toure

Manchester City have announced their squad for the Champions League knockout stages, with Kelechi Iheanacho included in the squad. The 19-year-old has been in good form for the Citizen this season though has played majorly as a substitute. He joins Argentine forward Sergio Aguero and Nolito in Pep Guardiola’s three-man attack. Meanwhile Cote d’Ivoire’s skipper…

Training the child: Where many parents get it wrong

It is an established fact that many parents take the training or upbringing of their children lukewarmly. Indeed many of them do not even know what it takes to train their children. Many have erroneously believed that providing your children all the physical needs they ask of is all they need to become good children….

Boosting agriculture with earth dams

We welcome the plan by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to construct 10 earth dams in each of the nation’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with effect from next year.  Agriculture Minister, Chief Audu Ogbeh, announced the plan tagged “Project 10/37” in his goodwill message at the public presentation of the “Water…

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Pastor accused of rape, abortion says, ‘I’ll marry all the girls’

BY LAWRENCE ENYOGHASU THE General Overseer of Tongue of Fire Restoration, Chukwuma Nwkocha, who was accused of abduction, defilement and illegal termination of pregnancies for about 13 teenagers has defended himself. The 34-year-old indigene of Imo State said he was only aware he slept with one of the girls, Kingdom, adding that he promised to…

Gunmen abduct 14 oil workers in Rivers

FROM: TONY JOHN, PORT HARCOURT ARMED men have abducted 14 staff members of Nestoil Plc in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of Rivers State. The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, along Omoku /Elele road, when the oil workers were returning from work to their base in Port Harcourt. Saturday Sun gathered that the company bus conveying…

Mother Teresa to be declared “Saint” on Sunday by Pope Francis

Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made a Catholic saint on Sunday by Pope Francis. She was one of the most influential women in the Church’s 2,000-year history, known for her works of charity amongst the poor in the slums of Kolkata, an Indian city. She was born Agnese Gonxha Bojaxhiu of Albanian parents in…

Export: FG seeks zero reject of agric produce, others

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that non-oil exports from Nigeria received global acceptance. Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, stated this while closing a three-day workshop of the “Standing Inter-ministerial Technical Committee on Zero Reject Agricultural Commodities and Produce/Non-oil Exports”, yesterday in Abuja. Lokpobiri, who bemoaned…

Russia 2018: Rohr recalls Enyeama for Zambia, Algeria

BY MONICA IHEAKAM German coach, Gernot Rohor, is ready to move mountains in his bid to have former Super Eagles first choice keeper Vincent Enyeama back in the Eagles nest. Rohr who is poised for his first missionary journey with Eagles against Tanzania on Saturday says he   wants respect and experience in his goalpost, adding…

Yobo: I’ve not signed for Kano Pillars

Former Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo says he is yet to join Kano Pillars or any other Nigeria Professional Football League club. The  League Management Company had announced that Yobo had agreed to join the Sai Masu Gida and could feature against Sunshine Stars last weekend. Initially, the former Super Eagles captain had agreed to come…

Lagos, Anambra, Kano, Delta, others witness sun eclipse

By Sam Otti, Lagos, Paul Osuyi, Asaba and  Magnus Eze, Abuja Some Nigerians, yesterday, relished the occurrence of an eclipse of the sun as different states across the country witnessed the incident in different proportions. While residents in the northern parts of the country, particularly, Kano, Zamfara and Plateau states witnessed the eclipse, some parts…