NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 12 January, 2018.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said he advised his Benue counterpart, Sam Ortom, to tread softly about enacting anti-grazing law.
Speaking with State House reporters yesterday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Lalong said he had told Ortom to put other measures in place first.

Recently, herdsmen had reportedly killed scores of people in Benue State communities.
He said: “I told the governor of Benue when he was doing the law, I said look, why don’t you tread softly, just be careful, take other steps before you start implementation.
“But you see, states are different, his own concepts are different and for us on the Plateau is different.”
Lalong said he would not make such a law without developing the ranching areas. “I cannot go and say I put in law, to stop who? If I stop the people, what is the alternative? 
“Ranching as a concept is a policy and there are states realizing the importance of the policy. I cannot wake up like some people said last year that I should go and do anti-grazing law. And I asked: anti-grazing law for what? 
“We are talking about ranching, we are talking about development of livestock business and I cannot use the word ‘anti’ to start driving people who are interested. It is for those who are interested to come and get involved in it. 
“Secondly, I can’t implement anti-grazing law. There are levels of implementation which will require government intervention, provision of ranchers and thirdly, when you’re talking of ranching, it’s a component of agricultural business, you’ll also require subsidy. 
“Subsidy must come from federal and state governments and by the time we develop it and put every structure on ground, then we can bring laws to regulate the implementation. So, I don’t want to jump one step before the other.”
He also said he was convinced that the Federal Government’s plan to establish cattle colonies would help resolve the perennial crises between farmers and herdsmen.
‘For me, anytime I hear anything about agriculture, I don’t jump into conclusions, I go and study it. Yesterday (Wednesday), I was at the federal ministry with my agricultural team, commissioner and others, we spent almost five hours because I said they must convince me and explain to me what colony is so that when I go back just like I did with ranching, I will go and tell my people that this is the concept. 
“When I had the briefing with them, I was convinced about colony. 
“They said the difference between colony and ranches is that one is bigger than the other. You get a very big field, you get investors, demarcate the area, somebody will ranch bees, somebody will ranch goats, somebody will ranch cattle but government will develop the place put grasses, water and anybody who is coming in must pay. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Former president of the NLC, Malam Ali Chiroma was yesterday prevented by armed security men from joining the protest led by the current president of the congress, Ayuba Wabba, in Kaduna.
Chiroma who is 84 and was president of the NLC between 1984 and 1988 had left his house on Camp Road in Ugwan Rimi, Kaduna to join the NLC leaders for the protest but had to turn back at the Lafia Road Junction on Independence Way as armed security men did not allow him pass.


 
Chiroma told our correspondents that he had wanted to join the protest to encourage the NLC officials as he believed they were doing the right thing.
“I got there but the police had blocked the entrances so I could not find my way to join them and before I could locate them I got one of them on the line who told me that they had already dispersed,” he said.
Expressing his support for the NLC, he said, “You know this thing is in the interest of the people, so you can’t retire from it as long as injustice and unfair treatment to people are meted out. You cannot say you are tired or retired. That is why I wanted to participate in the protest.” 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has refused an application seeking to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting the rerun election for the Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra State. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
A fresh crisis has rocked the Kano State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the planned election for a new state chairman. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The House of Assembly speakers from the six states in the North East have formed a forum to discuss issues affecting their people so as to resolve them collectively. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara State, yesterday, announced that it registered a total of 68,079 people at the end of the third quarter of the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise which began in April 2017. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
One of the newly registered 21 political parties in Nigeria, the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN) has said that the quest for Nigerians to own the party and be able to displaced the ruling APC was one of the reasons why there is no room for god-fatherism in the party. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The newly registered Restoration Party of Nigeria (RP) says it is committed to creating a new Nigeria driven by youths when elected into power in 2019. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Though yet to declare his intent to contest the July governorship election, the posters of Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Gwagwalada branch, has organised its annual congress to discuss issues concerning the union. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Special Adviser on Women Affairs to the chairman of Abaji Area Council, Mrs. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Bwari Muslim Community (BMC) has condemned the recent unrest in Bwari town and some other places, urging all communities to maintain the peace and also obey constituted authorities. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
A 60-year-old man, Inusa Aliyu, and his daughter, Jamila, have been arraigned in a Masaka Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, for allegedly arranging fake marriage and in the process defrauding one Yusuf Mamuda. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has presented a budget of N6. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Grassroots Talent Discovery and Development Foundation, an NGO, yesterday donated empowerment tools to 20 youths in Gwako community in Gwagwalada Area Council. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Grassroots Talent Discovery and Development Foundation, an NGO, yesterday donated empowerment tools to 20 youths in Gwako community in Gwagwalada Area Council.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has disclosed that the state was able to record the sum of N503. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Long queues have reappeared in petrol filling stations on Thursday in Abuja metropolis and its environs. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Bitcoin collapsed like a house of cards yesterday with prices dipping below $13000, after South Korea announced its plans to ban cryptocurrency trading. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
In spite of skepticism from some experts that the 80 percent financial inclusion target for all adult Nigerians by year 2020 is impossible, the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) has assured that the target is achievable. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
A total of 50 Vessels carrying Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) have berthed in Nigerian ports, President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) , Chinedu Okoronkwo has said. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Sterling Bank Plc has announced that its founding director and long-serving Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Yemi Adeola, has notified the board of directors of his desire to retire with effect from 1 April 2018 after over 14 years of service on the board. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
For the 7th year running, President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has been adjudged as the richest man in the continent of Africa with a net worth that Forbes pegged at $12.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Football Federation, yesterday inaugurated its newly-composed Technical and Development Committee, with a charge to members not only to maintain the countrys good showing of 2017, but to perform even better this year. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Cameroon held Nigerias CHAN Eagles to a 0-0 draw in a friendly match in Rabat on Wednesday night. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina joined Barcelona from Brazilian side Palmeiras yesterday on a five year contract for a fee of 11. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard are the only two Premier League players named in the UEFA Team of the Year. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Wikki Touris newly signed player, Chukwujekwu Mbami Onouha has told Trust Sport that last season was not good for him because he could not achieve his target, but hope this season will be a total turn around for him. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Lobi stars of Makurdi left back Timothy Nansel Simon has told Sports Trust that he will give his very best to the Makurdi based club to help them achieve their aim. 

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Liverpool have entered the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the bookies.
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