NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 NOVEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 25 November, 2017.

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Chief Olabode George is a founding member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who has served in many capacities, including as Deputy National Chairman of the party. In this interview, he says he is the right man for the party’s  national chairmanship position, insisting that handlers of the party must get it right this time around through his vast experience or risk losing everything. Excerpts:

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Daily Trust: How confident are you on winning the chairmanship race considering the fact that there’re many aspirants, especially from the Southwest?

Chief Bode George: You know, what you need to do is to sell yourself, you market yourself. It’s a family meeting. We’re not going into a general election. If we get it right as a party, we know where to go. If we get it wrong, we know what would happen to the party. We have experienced that before. Now, the state in which the party is now, can you afford to have a bambino, an untested hand to manage this party at this level? Can you? PDP is not a mushroom organization. It’s a very massive organization and let them look at our credentials, let them look at what you’ve done before.  I have the privilege to have taken a ministerial position which Baba (Olusegun Obasanjo) offered me. And I said, ‘No sir, I want to stay with the party.’ Of all of us contesting, I spent 10 good years uninterruptedly at the national secretariat learning, knowing the ropes, knowing the dos and don’ts, things that are unwritten, the tradition, the culture, the norms of the party. These are like oral history, oral tradition handed over from one generation to the other.  If you have not served there, these are not a normal time. We have no Villa now. We need somebody who from day one would hit the ground, who knows who is who in each zone, in every corner of this great nation, that will add value to the party, and that is who the party requires now. And if you look at it, from the end of our convention to the national election, we have just one year. One year to start learning about the party? That you’ve been a minister without being a manager of the party, how do you learn it? I know the differences. Yes, I was also a governor but without a state assembly. I can tell you that  because I have been on the party’s management side and I’ve also been on the other side, I know exactly what it takes, the difference, because in managing a party, you’re perpetually managing crises and stabilizing the party. It’s different from being in the executive room of a governor. It’s different because as a governor, they may not even have access to you but as a party leader, you listen to all kinds of crises, all kinds of voices and you must be able to resolve issues. You must be seen to be just, honest and sincere, to be fair to all. Otherwise, your party would be wobbling and if your party is unstable, how can you launch your attack?

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Workers in research institutions in the country embarked on an indefinite strike on Tuesday November 14, 2015. 


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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
There was local government election in Enugu State recently but the outcome was not in any way different from what obtains in any other state where the ruling party forcefully goes home with everything amidst disaffection by the opposition. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
This festival always has a loud theme, and this years, This f-word, sounded louder and feminist. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Gangs of armed marauders believed to be hiding in the thick Doka Forest are said to be looting and robbing farming communities around the forest. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
A motor park agent stood in the middle of the road, urging a commercial vehicle driver in a Volkswagen Golf wagon to quickly buy a ticket before takeoff time. 

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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
The United Nations For Food and Agriculture on Thursday has launched dry season farming an assisted 711,750 farmers from States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe farms input equipment to improved food insecurity in the region. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
A draft report on human rights assessment says a major food crisis is imminent in the northeast as many farmers in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are still unable to get on their farms to either plant or harvest for the third year in a row. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
World Banks Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMMING) projects agri-business specialist, Malam Hallai Garba has urged the government at all levels to recruit farm extension service workers to train local farmers on best agronomic practices for improved annual productivity. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
The National Chairman of Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria (WFAN), Salim Muhammad, has said that certified high yielding wheat seeds are not readily accessible to wheat farmers in the country. 


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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Growing wheat seems to be a profitable venture worth going into considering efforts by government to diversify our oil dependent economy. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Medview Airline has rolled out low fares on the Lagos-London route as part of the Christmas and New Year offer to passengers. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Over a quarter of online scams happen in the run up to Christmas, with victims losing an average of 893(N401, 850), which is more than double the average festive spend. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
The technical adviser of Akwa United, Abdul Maikaba has assured that the promise keepers will do the country proud in next years CAF Confederation Cup. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Chelsea meet Liverpool in the pick of the Premier League games this weekend and both teams need to win this one. 


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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Beaten but exhilarated, Belgiums David Goffin believes his exceptional run at the ATP Finals has strengthened him for the last great challenge of his breakthrough season - helping his country win the Davis Cup for the first time. 

Sun, 26 Nov 2017
European Team captain Thomas Bjorn tapped into Paul Caseys vast match play experience on Thursday in naming the Englishman as one of his two wildcard selections for Januarys EurAsia Cup against hosts Asia. 

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