NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 APRIL, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today,  Wednesday, 11 April, 2017.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has submitted a 21-Day notice to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a requirement for the conduct of congresses and national convention.
Party sources that confirmed this yesterday also said the time table for ward, local government and states congresses as well as the national convention might be rolled out before the end of the week.

 
Our sources said it might likely be released on Thursday, but this could not be confirmed by party officials.
The list of the convention committee would also be announced soon, sources said with one even hinting that Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State would serve as chairman.
It was also gathered that based on the documents being worked on at the moment, ward congresses would be held in the first week of May, while local government, state and finally the national convention would follow, including opportunities for objections and petitions as the elections progresses.
Credible sources at the APC secretariat told the Daily Trust last night that the NWC was asked in February to prepare time-table for the congresses but its tenure was controversially extended by a year.
A party source said: “A motion was moved at NEC (on Monday) that NWC be given the power to tinker with the previously submitted timetable for the schedule of activities that will lead to congresses and convention. It was voted and approved. You know that they have to give notice to INEC. So, few changes need to be effected.”    
“It was actually the convention committee that will fine-tune all of these things; but what I can assure is that all shall be well,” one of the sources said.

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The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, did not respond to a call last night to confirm the exact day the election time table would be released.
But the National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Maimala Buni, said the party had executed the first most important step towards conducting the elections, which is giving INEC 21 day ultimatum.
“Yes, we have issued the ultimatum which is a great success and so many things are being perfected,” he said.
On the exact day the time table would be released, Maimala said, “I can’t talk on that now but we are definitely working on it. It would be released soon.”
A 10-man NEC Technical Committee headed by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State had recommended that as a roadmap to the congress and the convention, 21 days statutory notice for the holding of elective congresses and convention be given to INEC. 
The committee’s report, which also recommended that all pending suits in respect of the tenure extension matter be withdrawn, had been endorsed by the NEC on Monday. 
NWC members reach out to govs for support
Daily Trust gathered that many of the outgoing national leaders of the APC who want to stage a comeback have begun reaching out to governors in their states as well as those in their zones to seek for support.
It was gathered that most of them had cashed on the call President Buhari made at the NEC meeting that they should be granted waivers to enable those interested in vying for a second term to do so.
“Considering the provision of Article 30 Section 1 and Subsection 3 of our party constitution which requires any serving officer desirous of seeking re-election to resign from office 30 days before the election, I’m not sure of the practicality of the present serings officers ability to meet this condition,” Buhari said at the meeting. 
“Accordingly, the party may consider granting waivers to party executives at all levels so that they are not disenfranchised in participating in the elections provided this does not violate our rights or our rules. 
“Necessary waivers should also be extended to executives at the ward level whose tenures May have elapsed and indeed to anyone knocking on our doors from other parties,” he said.  
Many of the national officers from the six geo-political zones would rely on the endorsement of their governors, who in turn would seek the support of other governors in the zone.
It was learnt that other members of the APC who want to challenge them are also making moves to get the endorsement of their governors and other party leaders.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday wrote the Senate seeking confirmation of Barrister Festus Okoye as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), representing southeast geopolitical zone.
Senate President Bukola Saraki read Buhari’s letter on Okoye’s confirmation during plenary session yesterday. Two other letters of the President on confirmation were also read.

 
Buhari in the letter dated March 27 said he forwarded Okoye’s name in accordance with the provision of section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution.
Okoye is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Monitor. A barrister and solicitor at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Okoye is based in Kaduna.
In another letter, the President requested for the confirmation of Senator Abba Ali (Katsina, North West) and Mohammed Sagir (Niger, North Central) as non-legal practitioner members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission. 
Saraki also read the President’s letter requesting confirmation of 23 members for the National Population Commission (NPC).
The nominees are; Nwanne Johnny Nwabuisi (Abia), Dr Clifford Zirra (Adamawa), Mr Chidi Christopher Ezeoke(Anambra), Barrister Isa Audu Buratai (Borno), Navy Captain Charles Iyam Ogwa (rtd) (Cross River), Sir Richard Odibo(Delta), Okereke Darlington Onuabuchi (Ebonyi) and Mr A.D. Olusegun Aiyajina (Edo).

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Others are Ejike Ezeh (Enugu), Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Danburam (Gombe), Prof. Uba S.F. Nnabue (Imo), Dr. Abdulmalik Mohammed Durunguwa (Kaduna), Sulaiman Ismaila Lawal (Kano), Prof. Jimoh Habibat Isah (Kogi), Dr. Sa’adu Ayinla Alanamu (Kwara), Nasir Isa kwarra (Nasarawa).
Also on the list are Barrister Aliyu Datti (Niger), Yeye (Mrs) Seyi Adererinokun Olusanya (Ogun), Prince Oladiran Garvey Iyantan (Ondo), Senator Mudashiru Oyetunde Hussain (Osun), Mrs Cecilia Arsun Dapoet ()Plateau, Dr. Ipalibo Macdonald Harry (Rivers), Sale S. Saany (Taraba).

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have agreed their to track both individuals and organisations who refuse to pay the right taxes.
The partnership will beam searchlights on defaulting taxpayers who also refused to rely on the Federal Government’s tax amnesty programme: Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) to offset their tax liabilities.

 
Already, the FIRS-EFCC partnership has led to the recovery of the sum N29 billion Withholding Tax from banks and other financial institutions in the country only between November 2017 and March 2018.
At a meeting today at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Tunde Fowler said Nigeria, just like other countries across the world, is looking inwards to raise the economic base and would not tolerate tax defaulters. The FIRS Executive Chairman was at the EFCC headquarters on a courtesy visit.
Fowler said: “There are some issues of non-remittance of Withholding Tax, Value Added Tax and Personal Income Tax. The EFCC has shown support before. When tax defaulters are invited to your office (EFCC), we see result. I don’t know how you do it but we see result. Recently, two banks came forward to comply on their own. I think that they must have heard words. We want joint assistance with the EFCC, especially now that VAIDS is over, to make sure that all tax defaulters get the lawful treatment.
“I want to let every taxable person in Nigeria know that we are ready to deploy all powers within our disposal to ensure that every tax defaulter is punished according to the law”.
The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said the EFCC is ready to do more to bring culprits to book.
Magu said: “People are in a hurry to collect taxes but are reluctant to remit them. It is very distressing. We may put a team together to ensure that whatever taxes collected by anybody is remitted and on time. I also want to congratulate you (FIRS) because of the change in the narrative. There is no doubt that there is a real improvement in our tax system. We will collaborate. We had done this in the past when we had a joint training in Kaduna. We will make sure that we do anything you ask us to do as far as it is lawful “, he said.

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The EFCC boss urged every Nigerian to join in the fight against corruption, saying everyone has a role to play.
“Everyone has the responsibility to fight corruption. You may not do it the way Magu does his own. The best approach is for us to agree that corruption is bad. I appeal to everyone to fight corruption even at home. Tell the children that corruption is bad”, he said.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The leadership of the Ebonyi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dragged Governor David Umahi to the Federal Government, accusing him of deceiving President Muhammadu Buhari on his second term bid and also victimizing opposition in the state.   
However, reacting before the meeting went closed-door, the SGF Boss Gida Mustapha said the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation was not an office for APC governors only, saying  PDP governors equally had the latitude to collaborate and work with him.

 
Leader of delegation and State APC Chairman, Chief Eze Nwachukwu Eze, made the allegation yesterday in Abuja when he led a delegation on a visit to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in Abuja. He also called for the redeployment of the Police Commissioner for his alleged inability to deal with the security situation in the state.
Eze informed the SGF that Governor Umahi was making the state unbearable for APC members and urged him to intervene in the security situation in the state.
“Governor Umahi pretends to support President Muhammadu Buhari by openly backing his re-election bid. The same governor secretly signed a document on stopping the President with other PDP members,” he said.

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But in a swift reaction, Governor Umahi said he would not be distracted by impostors and political jobbers parading themselves as opposition, as he was busy with his developmental projects in repositioning the state and making it a model of modernity.
The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Mr Emmanuel Uzor, told reporters that from all available records, Governor Umahi has rescued the state from the fangs of poverty and underdevelopment and has never been found wanting in the discharge of his official duties. 
“Pastor Nwachukwu who is a factional chairman of APC in Ebonyi State is notorious for his lies and penchant in seeking cheap publicity but unfortunately, this one has hit the woodwork as it has failed to attract the sentiment he sought for,” he said. 


Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) says the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari to run again in 2019 is the final revelation of the impending demise of the ruling APC. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, assured stakeholders in the July 14, governorship election in Ekiti State that it will not allow the exercise to be monetised as witnessed in Edo, Ondo and Anambra states. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Ogun State governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun on Tuesday evening, declared that his successor would be a woman and a whiz kid. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Laure Beaufils, on Tuesday urged politicians in Ekiti state to play the game according to the rules to ensure successful conduct of the July 14 governorship election. 


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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
A youth movement under the auspices of Jagaban Movement has thrown its weight behind the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Fungal disease is a common threat experienced by farmers in raising vegetables and other leafy plants. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The ongoing installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at restricted areas of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, has reached between 85 and 90 per cent completion, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has revealed. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Technology giant, Microsoft, has urged business firms and government agencies that use cloud technology in Nigeria to comply with the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
As part of measures to boost the impact of small scale businesses, Nigerians have been urged to embrace interest-free cooperatives due to their viability and mutual benefits to the nation and investors. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
To sustain the current economic growth, the Federal Government must tackle infrastructure problems and security challenges. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The MTN Global Connect has appointed Mohammed Aliyu as General Manager, Business Development & Sales (External Focus). 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Chris John Mamuda is a business development expert and the Senior Special Technical Adviser to the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME). 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

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The Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) has concluded its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Jos, Plateau State, with the emergence of new executive members.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
A mobile phone brand, Tecno, has introduced the first 24MP clear selfie camera smartphone in Africa in an effort to boost mobile phone penetration and grow startup businesses. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Plateau United FC of Jos Head coach, Kennedy Boboye has debunked insinuation making the rounds that he has turned down the national U-23 job. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Professor Adam Yahaya Ukwenya, president of Nigeria Cricket Federation has assured Nigerians of a good outing as the national team prepares to face regional rivals for the T-20 World Cup and African Cup tickets. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Liverpool reached their first Champions League semi-final for 10 years after coming from behind to win at Manchester City and secure a 5-1 aggregate win. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Anthony Joshua has told Tyson Fury to stop talking and focus on training, saying he cannot wait around for the former world heavyweight champions return. 

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Egyptian Mohammed Salah scores again as Liverpool reached their first Champions League semi-final for 10 years after coming from behind to win at Manchester City and secure a 5-1 aggregate win. 

Wed, 11 Apr 2018
Italian club, Roma have qualified for the 2018 Champions League semi-finals after a surprising 3-0 win over Barcelona Tuesday night. 

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