NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH FEBRUARY, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today,  Tuesday, 6th February, 2017.

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, fled his Sambisa Forest sanctuary shortly before the military stormed and captured the area, Daily Trust has learnt.


Shekau and his fighters have now relocated into remote villages in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, villagers and local hunters told the Daily Trust yesterday.


They said hundreds of the insurgents as well as unspecified number of captives, including some of the remaining Chibok girls abducted in April 2014 as well as police women taken away last year, had occupied new abodes at Gambale axis in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.


They said Shekau shuttles between Dumur and Duhuwa villages while his fighters and many hostages live in Falturam, Darfada, Uye, Barkin, Lukshe, Luksheab-amarwa, Mulgwailawanti and Gwarimari.

Sources said residents in those villages are terrified that they will fall victims to the terrorists’ raid for food and recruits. 

Jumne Mamman, a local farmer from Falturam who fled to Maiduguri, yesterday, said Shekau and his men had established presence in many hamlets and villages around Konduga and other locations in Bama and Gwoza local governments since he fled from Sambisa forest where the Nigerian Air Force and ground troops had intensified operations in the last few weeks. 


Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Maryam Sanda is over three months pregnant and the prisons condition could be harmful to her and the foetus, her lawyer, Joseph Daudu (SAN) told court.
Sources had confided in Daily Trust on December 14, 2017 that Maryam, who is presently breast feeding a baby was also pregnant. She is standing trial for allegedly killing her husband Bilyamin Bello.


 
At the resumed hearing yesterday, while moving an application for bail for his client, Daudu told the court that the application was different from the one the court dismissed on December 14, as fresh reasons have been put before the court for the court to exercise its discretion in releasing the defendant on bail.
He said he has not found any court ruling where a pregnant woman was incarcerated when standing trial even for capital offences.
Responding, police prosecutor, CSP James Idachaba said he does not think the fact that Maryam is pregnant falls under the exceptional condition envisaged by S161 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015. 
“This is a matter of law; we cannot allow personal emotions to come in play. The facts placed before the court is not sufficient for the court to exercise its discretion,” he said while urging the court to dismiss the application. 
The trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu said ruling would be delivered tomorrow and ordered the prosecution to commence with its first witness.
However, Maryam’s counsel raised another observation on the mode of commencing the case, when he said the matter ought to have been commenced by a police First Information Report (FIR) and not a charge according to the Penal Code. He added that the matter also ought to have been sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice as provided for by Section 105(2) of the ACJA.
Idachaba, however said it was too late in the day for the defence counsel to raise issues of objection on the manner the case was commenced since pleas have already been taken, adding that Section 221 of the ACJA provided that, “Objections shall not be taken or entertained during proceeding or trial on the ground of an imperfect or erroneous charge.”
“We never came to this court on the fiat of the Attorney General of the Federation, we came as of right,” he said, adding that the Constitution and the ACJA allow the police to proceed with criminal trial without recourse to the DPP or the AGF.
Agreeing with him, Justice Halilu said the ACJA has provided for situation like this and that the Act allowed the judge to hear all applications of this nature and deliver ruling at the end of the matter.
The judge however adjourned the matter to February 7 for definite hearing when the defence counsel observed that the statement of the first witness was not included in the proof of evidence attached to the charge.

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has dismissed a report that he was in Kano State on Saturday to meet with some political groups.
 


 
Osinbajo, in a statement on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr Laolu Akande, described the report as completely false and misleading.
 
The vice president clarified that he was in the state to attend the wedding ceremony of his personal assistant, Hafiz Ibrahim Kawu.
 
Osinbajo said on his arrival at the Kano airport, he was met by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and went straight to the venue of the wedding.
 
The vice president added that he later paid the traditional courtesy call on the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, before proceeding to the airport.
 
He said at no time, during the visit, did he meet with any political group or groups, stating that any attempt to give the impression that he was in Kano for a political purpose was mischievous and should be disregarded.
 
 
He said he had in the past few weeks met with the Kano All Progressives Congress leadership in Abuja to ensure unity and full cooperation among party leaders. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
One of this countrys most eminent jurists, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, died on January 22, 2018 at the age of 75. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The Plateau State Independent Election Commission (PLASIEC) yesterday postponed the local government elections in the state slated for February 17. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) has described former President Olusegun Obasanjos Coalition for New Nigeria (CNM) as a selfish agenda created to cause disunity among Nigerians. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Five persons were yesterday injured at Talatar-Jido in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano State following a clash between supporters of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and those of his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that the state has benefited much more under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, has described the statement released by former military president Ibrahim Babangida as a bullet shot with flowers. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) and its Governors' Forum in Asaba, Delta State, has called clean on the herdsmen killings and address the nation on how to end the carnage. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The newly appointed chairman of the Secondary Education Board (SEB) in the FCT, Alhaji Musa Yahaya Muhammad, has said his administration will make every effort to provide amenities that will encourage teachers to remain in rural schools in the territory. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it will vaccinate 620,000 children, between the ages of nine months and five years, against measles disease. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
A 43-year-old man, Adesola Eso, who was injured while trying to retrieve some of his personal belongings when his house was being demolished has died in hospital. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
A team of police detectives from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) command in Abuja, has arrested seven suspects after the team discovered a cache of arms in a private clinic in Kubwa, Abuja. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The Ona of Abaji and chairman of the FCT Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has charged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the area to clampdown on those who engage in any illegal drugs business in his chiefdom. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Banks in Britain and the U. S. have banned the use of credit cards to buy Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has called off its strike against Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited and Caverton Helicopters Limited. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
International railway expert Rowland Ocholi Ataguba joins the railway debate from London via this email interview. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The problem of the slowdown of iPhone Models 7 and earlier has been brewing since December 2017, but seems to have gained some momentum recently as the U. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The Federal Government has pledged to pursue policies and programmes that will help eradicate malaria and other terminal diseases in the country. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has raised concern over imminent cyber attacks on banks and some other key establishments in the country by hackers. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), private sector and the public to be vigilant and proactive ahead of possible cyber-attacks in 2018. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
LG says it is poised to impact the electronics industry on various fronts this year. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Samsung Electronics West Africa (SEWA) is refocusing its vision and strategy for Nigeria, the West African sub-region and the continent in general. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Riyad Mahrez deserves better than Leicester, according to Algeria coach Rabah Madjer, who has also urged the winger to return to training. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Lobi Stars striker, Anthony Okpotu has said the Home-based Super Eagles will return home and work on the mistakes that denied them the 2018 CHAN trophy. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Despite losing 0-4 to hosts-Morocco in the final of the 2018 edition of the African Nations Championship played on Sunday, the Minister of Youth and Sport Development, Solomon Dalung said, the Super Eagles had recorded another first in football history. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
A former IAAF World Half Marathon Champion Godfrey Chirchir Kiprotich will be one the first international elite runners to arrive for the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Ajax came from behind to beat NAC Breda 3-1 on Sunday and close the gap on Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven back to seven points. 

Tue, 06 Feb 2018
Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick as Juventus thrashed Sassuolo 7-0 on Sunday to keep the pressure on Napoli in the Serie A title battle. 
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