NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 NOVEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 19 November, 2017.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)  took an early lead in the Anambra gubernatorial election held yesterday.


 
Early results show incumbent Governor Willie Obiano and his APGA clinching victory in most of the polling units which results have been announced since voting closed Saturday evening. With the All Progressives Congress (APC) chasing by some margin and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following closely behind.
The election had proceeded without catastrophic hitches that marred previous elections, earning the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies the praise of most of the candidates and their parties. 
Residents of the state turned out in large numbers in most of the polling units to cast their votes, disregarding calls and threats by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IBOP) for people to boycott the elections.
There had been palpable tension and apprehension in the state ahead of the elections, following series of threat statements by the pro-Biafra group.
However, buoyant crowds trooped quite early to the polling stations, voted and stayed to ensure that their votes were counted. Most of them waited until results were announced at their polling units before they left.

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However, the election was not entirely without drama as Governor Obiano came under fire from election observers and civil society groups for addressing the electorate at the Eri Primary School, Unit 004, Otuocha 1, Aguleri, Anambra East, after he cast his votes at 10am Saturday.
The governor was said to have gone to the unit with a public address system and addressed the  electorate in what activists said was a clear violation of the electoral laws.
Abiola Akiyode of the Transition Monitoring Group, condemned the governor’s action describing it as a “temptation” the governor should have avoided.
“The most worrisome aspect (of this election) is that the governor came with a microphone to address the people. I think it is a sort of campaign. Since I have been observing, I have never seen any governor go to that extent to talk to people on election day. I think he should have avoided the temptation even if people are pushing him to do something”, she said.
However, while addressing journalists, the governor expressed confidence in the process and his party’s ability to carry the day by a landslide.
Obiano who voted at about 9.57am after accreditation, complained that the card reader could not capture his fingerprints, but said he was able to vote eventually as his voter card was verified by the device.
He also expressed satisfaction at the large turnout of voters, but noted that there were cases of security lapses in few areas, assuring that the security agencies were on top the situation.   
Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Normal flow of traffic in parts of Abuja city was disrupted for many hours on Wednesday November 8, 2017 when those responsible for maintaining order unprofessionally rattled it. 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of perpetrating massive rigging and other electoral frauds during the Saturday local government elections in the state. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Thugs disrupted the primary elections organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to decide its chairmanship candidate for Kanke, in the Feb. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Chief of Staff to Senate President Bukola Saraki, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has explained why his boss will not contest for presidential election in 2019. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The man resisted the temptation pocketing N582, 450 forgotten in his commercial tricycle despite being badly in need of cash. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
There have been issues over the planned demolition of some bridges in Lagos and Ogun states to give way to the standard rail line. 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
She has spent many years extending Mexican culture in Nigeria and spreading good news about Nigeria. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Few days after he was appointed Head of Computer Science Department, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Dr Ibrahim Mailafiya, was off to Kano to share the joy with his family, but was shot on the way and later died, leaving his family in sorrow. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Friday said that the Federal Government would begin the prosecution of energy thieves soon. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The CFAO group, with its subsidiary CFAO Equipment, the sole distributor of the FUSO brand in Nigeria, in conjunction with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has unveiled a multimillion naira FUSO assembly plant at its Lagos facility. 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The revitalization of Nigerian textile sector would lead to the countrys economic development, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has warned heads of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), against influencing those projects to their cronies or for political patronage. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Wushu and Kungfu Association staged a one-day training exercise for kids in Abuja yesterday to teach them the rudiments of the martial art. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
The General Manager of Plateau United Football Club of Jos, Pius Henwan has said that preparations have be ongoing for the club to play international friendlies in South Africa, Ghana and or Ivory Coast. 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
British number one Andy Murray has split with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time by mutual agreement. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Justin Rose will take a one-shot lead into the Tour Championships final day and is in pole position to beat Tommy Fleetwood to the Race to Dubai title. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Nigeria may be within grasp of a historic first ever appearance in the winter Olympics, but the three members of the Super Eagles womens bobsleigh team have bigger goals than simply qualifying to race next year in Pyeongchang. 

Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Nigeria will face 2014 champions Libya,as well as Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea, in the group stage of the 5th African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. 

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Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Football fans in Ebonyi have urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to give the CHAN Super Eagles the same level of attention it presently gives the Super Eagles Team A.

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