NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 JULY, 2018].

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Fmr IGP Coomassie passes on at 76
Fri, 20 Jul 2018

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Former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, died yesterday at the age of 76, his younger brother Alhaji Dahiru Coomassie, told Daily Trust.
The funeral prayer for Coomassie, who was until his death the Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum and Sardaunan Katsina, will hold today at the Bin Coommasie Jumaah mosque after Friday prayers, he added.
Daily Trust gathered that Coomassie died yesterday evening at the Amadi Rimi Orthopaedic Hospital in Katsina where he was taken to around 10am.
His remains, conveyed by the hospital’s ambulance, arrived his residence at about 7.50pm.
Daily Trust correspondent, who was at the deceased’s residence located at No 1, Ibrahim Coomassie Road, GRA in Katsina, reported that hundreds of sympathisers came to commiserate with family and friends.
Among early callers to the residence were Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Yahaya Kusada and Chief Judge of the state Justice Musa Danladi.
Born on March 18, 1942, the late Coomassie had his education within and outside Nigeria, including the Detective Training College, Wakefield, United Kingdom and Washington DC in the United States.

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He is survived by a wife and six children.
Daily Trust reports that Coomassie, who was IGP from 1993 to 1999, was in February 2014 elected as the chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF). He took over leadership of the forum from Aliko Mohammed (Dan Iyan Misau).
He was preceded as IGP by Aliyu Attah (1990-1993) and succeeded by Musiliu Smith. He had, prior to becoming the IGP, held several positions with the Nigerian Police Force, including commissioner in Kano State.
In October 2016, his house was attacked by two assailants who killed one mobile policeman on guard duty at the residence, and injured another.
Buhari mourns ‘classmate’ Coomassie
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family members, the government and people of Katsina State over the death of Coomassie, who was his classmate.
The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said he received the news of the death of the ACF chairman with shock and deep sense of loss.
“Nigeria will never forget the excellent leadership the late Coomassie gave to the Nigeria Police Force for the many years he served as IG,” he said.
He said his thoughts were with late Ibrahim Coomassie’s family and those mourning the late community leader and fine gentleman.

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Senators in rowdy session over Buhari’s ‘skewed’ appointments
Fri, 20 Jul 2018

Senators had a rowdy session yesterday over what some of them called ‘skewed’ appointments into federal boards and agencies by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The senators were divided along regional and party lines on the matter, with members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleging that Buhari’s recent nominations fell short of federal character.

The bone of contention was a letter Buhari sent announcing the nominations of the Chairman, Managing Director and members of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
The board is to be headed by Tunde Lemo from South West with Nurudeen Abdulrahman Rafindadi as the Managing Director and six others from the six geopolitical zones as executive directors.

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Those nominated as executive directors are Buba Silas Abdullahi, Babagana Mohammed Aji, Engr Shehu Usman Abdullahi, Loretta Ngozichukwu Aniagolu, Mujaidu Stanley Dako and Vincent Oladapo Kolawole.
After Senate President Bukola Saraki read the letter, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu protested by raising a point of order on federal character in the appointments made recently by the president, especially those of heads of agencies.
EKweremadu said he could not support the appointments by the president, where certain sections of the country were favoured against others.
The recent nominations the president made were; Dr Bello Tukur Ingawa as the chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), from Katsina State and Musiliu Smith (Lagos) as the chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).
Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe), however noted that federal character should be viewed from a broader perspective of appointments into all federal boards and agencies instead of just one or two.
The matter divided the senators with those of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporting Ekweremadu, while senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) opposed him.
The Senate was thrown into rowdiness with senators shouting at one another as Saraki watched. It took Saraki several minutes to bring the uproar under control, appealing to his colleagues to calm down for a decision to be taken.
Consequently, it was resolved that the matter be referred to the Senate Committee on Federal Character. Saraki therefore referred the matter to the committee and directed that it should submit its report on Tuesday.

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BREAKING: PDP threatens to boycott 2019 polls
Fri, 20 Jul 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to boycott the 2019 general elections if INEC and security agencies do not show neutrality during the polls.
The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus made this known on Thursday afternoon in Abuja, when a combined delegation of the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) paid him a visit at the party’s national secretariat.

“We are still contemplating on whether we will participate in the 2019 elections or not. We are yet to take a decision on this.”

“We are not sure that the security agencies and INEC would be impartial and transparent. In the Ekiti elections, there were instances our party agents’ tags were removed and given to the APC agents.”

“There were clear cases of manipulation, ballot snatching and harassment of our party agents,” Secondus said.

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Fayemi presents certificate of return to Buhari
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Fayemi, former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, was the candidate of the national ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship electionProf.
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Top stars scale first day hurdle at Lagos Badminton Classics
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Nigerias highest ranked Badminton female player Dorcas Adesokan was among notable players that survived opening day hurdle as hostilities began in the 4th Lagos International Badminton Classics.
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Sanchez gets visa to join United’s US tour
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Alexis Sanchez is set to join Manchester Uniteds pre-season tour of the United States after the club confirmed the Chile forwards visa issue has been resolved.
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Senate probes Kachikwu, DPR over gas lease renewal
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
The Senate yesterday resolved to probe alleged irregularities in the ongoing oil and gas lease renewal, which it said led to massive loss in government revenue.
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We will move into Sunday Dankaro House now Giwa
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ambassador Chris Giwa says the present Executive Committee will finally move to the Sunday Dankaro House at the Package B of the Abuja National Stadium hopefully next week.
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Spieth drops back as Kisner leads Open
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Defending champion Jordan Spieth dropped four shots in the final four holes of his opening round at The Open Championship, leaving him six shots behind early leader Kevin Kisner.
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Enrique promises evolution and surprises
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
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Obiang targets key West Ham role
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang is eager to play an influential role in the upcoming Premier League campaign after being restricted by injury in the second half of last season.
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Thomas extends Tour lead with Alpe dHuez win
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Geraint Thomas became the first yellow jersey wearer since disgraced Lance Armstrong to triumph on the legendary Alpe dHuez after a thrilling finale to a punishing Tour de France 12th stage yesterday.
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