NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 JUNE, 2018].

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False age declaration: HoS fails to sack border agency boss indicted by ICPC
Tue, 12 Jun 2018

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The Head of Service of the Federation Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita has defied the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC) by refusing to sack the acting Executive Secretary of Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) Mrs Victoria Olutayo Odumosu, indicted by the anti-graft agency two months ago, over age falsification.
The ICPC had requested the HoS to disengage Mrs Odumosu from service and make her refund all the salaries and allowances she illegally collected beyond the period of her service.

The Public Service Rules (2008 edition) makes it compulsory for public officials to retire after 35 years in service or on attainment of 60 years of age or whichever one comes first.
Mrs Odumosu falsified her age – ICPC
In the letter addressed to the HoS dated April 6, 2018, with reference number ICPC/P/NC/1299/2017 and signed by the ICPC acting chairman Musa Usman Abubakar, the anti-graft agency said its investigations confirmed that Mrs Odumosu is still in service because she falsified her date of birth in 2016 by changing it from July 6, 1956 to July 6, 1960.
The one-page letter said: “The commission is in receipt of a petition dated 13 December 2017 written against Mrs Odumosu Victoria Olutayo, the current Director of Administration and Human Resources, Borders Communities Development Agency (BCDA).
“After a thorough and in-depth investigation of the petition, it was confirmed that the officer has overstayed in service by twenty (20) months at the time of this report.

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“The purpose of this letter is to request you to please disengage the suspect from service immediately and she should refund all the monies (salaries and allowances) she collected beyond the period of her service. We shall be glad if the commission is informed of the action taken.”
Daily Trust exclusively reported how a memo dated November 9, 2017 and sent to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo by BCDA’s former Executive Secretary, Engr. Numoipre Wills said Mrs Odumosu should have retired from the federal service in 2016 but that she used her position as BCDA’s Head of Administration “to falsify, alter and or manipulate her records in order to attain her purported directorship and seniority in this agency.”

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Nigeria, Morocco seal deals on gas pipeline, others
Tue, 12 Jun 2018

Nigeria and Morocco yesterday in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements including a regional gas pipeline that will see Nigeria providing gas to countries in West Africa that extend to Morocco and Europe.
The signing was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and King of Morocco, His Majesty King Mohammed V1, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said in a statement.

He said this followed a meeting between the two African leaders that focused on strengthening economic relations in gas resource, global investments and agricultural training and management.
Shehu said: “The feasibility study of the agreement on the pipeline, which was signed by the Group General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Farouq Said Garba, and Mrs Amina Benkhadra, Director General of the National Office of Hydrocarbon and Mines, will be concluded by July 2018.
“The construction of the pipeline will be phased and based on increasing needs of the countries crossed, and Europe, for the period of 25 years.
“The Nigeria Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP), designed to be 5,660km long, will reduce gas flaring in Nigeria and encourage diversification of energy resources in the country, while cutting down poverty through the creation of more job opportunities.

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Jonathans kinsmen rally for APC ahead of 2019
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The people of Bayelsa East Senatorial District where a former President, Goodluck Jonathan, hails from, have thrown their weight behind the APC ahead of the 2019 National Assembly elections.
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Group search for Buharis successor ahead of 2023
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
A group, Muhammadu Buhari Legacies Implementation Initiative (MBLII), has started search for a competent successor for the president ahead of 2023.
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2019: Parties nomination forms fees illegal Falana
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, renowned lawyer and human rights activists, Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted the commercialization of nomination forms by political parties for candidates seeking to contest elections on their platforms saying it is illegal.
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Obasanjo challenged me for declaring June 12 Public Holiday – Kalu
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Former Abia State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu said on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the injustices associated with the annulment of June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, with the posthumous honour being conferred on Chief MKO Abiola as the winner of the freest and fairest election in the country.
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Gov. Sani Bello to Babangida Aliyu: Your investment yielded no gain
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The governor of Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has berated the former governor of the state, Dr.
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June 12: Atiku cautions APC govt against slide to lawlessness
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government against what he called departure from constitutional due process to tendencies of authoritarianism.
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Unidentified woman jumps into Lagos lagoon
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
An unidentified man has parked his car suddenly on the popular Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos and jumped into the lagoon.
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Muslim women distribute clothes to orphans, widows in Kwali
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The Kwali Area Council chapter of the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) has distributed clothes and foodstuff to widows and orphans in the area.
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Why there are many broken marriages Ona of Abaji
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The Ona of Abaji and chairman of the FCT Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has said some marriages fail because women are not good at cooking and home management.
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NDLEA calls for residents support in fight against drug abuse
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the FCT has called for the support of traditional rulers, community and religious leaders in sensitising residents on the dangers of drug abuse.
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Experts move to tackle psychological challenges in FCT
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) has said the swearing in of the chapters executives in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will help in tackling psychological challenges in the territory.
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Rage over death of man in Lagos hotel
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Outrage has continued to trail the death of a young man in an hotel at Idimu area of Lagos State.
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Internet stakeholders meet to discuss good governance July 3
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
A group of internet stakeholders under the aegis of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) has concluded plans to host the special edition of NIGF 2018 billed for July 3 in Abuja.
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Loans: Specta lends N2bn in 4 months
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Specta, the lending platform powered by Sterling Bank, has advanced consumer loans worth N2 billion to salaried workers who are members of the lending platforms pre-approved community.
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Nigeria, Morocco seal deals on gas pipeline, others
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Nigeria and Morocco yesterday in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements including a regional gas pipeline that will see Nigeria providing gas to countries in West Africa that extend to Morocco and Europe.
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Ghana, others to import petrol from Dangote refinery
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Petroleum importing African nations and Bulk Oil Distributors based in Ghana have expressed eagerness to patronize the Dangote Oil Refinery when production starts.
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Group launches AEC platform to drive Africas energy growth
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The African Energy Chamber (AEC), which has been advocating for several months for upstream producers, service providers, downstream suppliers and governmental bodies throughout the continent, has been formally established.
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Mokwa-Jebba reopens to traffic hours after bridge collapse
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The Mokwa-Jebba road, where a bridge collapsed, temporarily reopened to traffic on Monday, though work continued on the collapsed bridge portion, it has been learnt.
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Nigeria provides N37bn grant for prepaid meter supply to DisCos
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The federal government of Nigeria said it has taken advantage of the new Meter Asset Provider (MAP) regulations to give a grant of N37 billion to a private sector operator to supply meters to interested Distribution Companies (DisCos).
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Nigeria, Morocco seal dealson gas pipeline, others
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements including a regional gas pipeline that will see Nigeria providing gas to countries in West Africa sub-region that extend to Morocco and Europe.
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Plateau United go in search of divine help
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The management and players of Plateau United Football club of Jos on Sunday attended a Thanksgiving service as they seek divine intervention for a better season.
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Etebo joins Stoke on five-year deal
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, the 22-year-old, who will be at the upcoming World Cup with Nigeria, has signed a five-year contract with Championship side, Stoke City.
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Federer set for Stuttgart return
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Roger Federer will make his first competitive appearance since March at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, as the 20-time Grand Slam champion begins his preparations for Wimbledon.
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Nigeria’s Super Falcons beat Gambia 7-0 to qualify for Africa Cup of Nations
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Four goals by Desire Oparanozie and a brace by Asisat Oshoala enabled reigning champions Nigeria to qualify for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations on a 7-0 aggregate win over Gambia.
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Extend world cup sponsorship to all zones, football analyst tells Masari
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
A football sports enthusiast, Bishir Umar Funtua has commended Katsina state government for sponsoring five persons to the World Cup in Russia but stressed the need to extend the gesture to all part of the state for fairness and equity.
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World Cup: Nigerians to get Spectranet’s 5GB data bonus for every win by Super Eagles in Russia
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
With the biggest Football tournament around the corner, Spectranet 4GLTE is garnering support for Nigerias National Team with a nationwide consumer promotion, Connect & Win Big World Cup Bonanza.
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BREAKING: Super Eagles’ Oghenekaro Etebo signs five-year deal with Stoke City
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has signed a five-year contract with Stoke City.
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