Nigerian Newspaper: Daily Trust Headlines Today , Tuesday 23 October, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: Daily Trust Headlines Today , Tuesday 23 October, 2018.

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Oshiomhole under pressure as APC govs weigh options
Tue, 23 Oct 2018

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is coming under pressure as governors of the party and other forces move against him.

But Oshiomhole said yesterday that only “one or two governors” were against him while 90 per cent of members of the party are solidly behind him.

Daily Trust gathered that Oshiomhole, in an effort to please different interests at the national and state levels, ended up ‘creating more enemies’ in the aftermath of the APC congress in May and primary elections for various offices earlier this month.

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Only yesterday, Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun accused Oshiomhole and a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, of conniving to produce an oil magnate Dapo Abiodun as the party’s governorship candidate in the state for the 2019 elections.

Amosun equally pointed accusing finger at former governor of the state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba.

Oshiomhole had stirred up the hornet’s nest after the APC primaries that pitched him against Governors Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara; Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna; and Amosun, Ogun State, among others.

The feud with the governors worsened following the refusal of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) to endorse their anointed candidates.

The party had refused to endorse Mukhtar Shehu Idris and Adekunle Akinlade as the anointed governorship candidates of Governor Yari and Amosun respectively.

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We didn’t aid Nnamdi Kanu’s escape ‘ DSS
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Department of State Services (DSS) has described as malicious report alleging that five of its personnel aided the escape of the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu from his abode in Umuahia, Abia State in September last year. The spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, said this in a []The post We didn’t aid Nnamdi Kanu’s escape ‘ DSS appeared first on Daily Trust.
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15% budget allocation to education
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
It is most regrettable that N86 billion earmarked by the federal government for the Universal Basic Education [UBE] scheme has not been utilised. This is because state governments have refused to provide matching grants that will enable them draw from the fund to service basic education in their respective states. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria []The post 15% budget allocation to education’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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$3.1bn Egina FPSO: LADOL denies Samsung made $300m FDI in Nigeria
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The last may not have been heard in the face off between Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) and the parent company of SHI MCI FZE, Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHIN) Limited, as LADOL yesterday accused Samsung of misrepresenting the facts. LADOL and Samsung have entered into an agreement to introduce local content in the []The post $3.1bn Egina FPSO: LADOL denies Samsung made $300m FDI in Nigeria appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Commotion as suspended NHIS boss storms office
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, reported for official duty yesterday. Prof Yusuf was suspended indefinitely by the scheme’s governing council led by Dr Efene Eyantu on Thursday to pave way for investigation into allegations of corruption against him. This is even as the Minister of Health []The post Commotion as suspended NHIS boss storms office appeared first on Daily Trust.
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IGP approves postings for AIGs
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has approved the postings of Assistant-Inspectors General of Police (AIGs). This is contained in a list released by Police spokesman, DCP Jimoh Moshood yesterday. According to the list, AIG Usman Tilli has been posted to Maritime; AIG Usman Yakubu, Commandant Police Academy, Kano; AIG Istifanus Shetima, Office []The post IGP approves postings for AIGs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Idiagbon was a rare example of loyalty ‘ Buhari
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described the late Major General Tunde Idiagbon as a very rare example of what loyalty to fatherland and to a superior should be. Buhari said, ‘Tunde was strong, loyal and extremely committed to the cause of positively changing the narrative about Nigeria, which the administration set out to do at that []The post Idiagbon was a rare example of loyalty ‘ Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Border communities shielding gun-runners
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) has accused border communities of shielding gun smugglers, thereby fueling insecurity in the country through the proliferation of light arms and small weapons. Program Director of PRESCOM, Dixon Orji, said this in Abuja yesterday while speaking to journalists at a workshop for security agencies aimed []The post ‘Border communities shielding gun-runners’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: MASSOB tells Ndigbo to disregard Kanu’s boycott threat
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Leader of Movement of the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, yesterday urged Igbos to disregard the threat by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to boycott next year’s general elections. Uwazuruike described the threat as untenable and unrealistic, saying that MASSOB had used this method []The post 2019: MASSOB tells Ndigbo to disregard Kanu’s boycott threat appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fayose pleads not guilty, remanded in EFCC custody
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, yesterday appeared before a Federal High Court in Lagos and pleaded not guilty to the allegation that he misappropriated N30.8 billion. Fayose, alongside his company, Spotless Investment Limited, was charged to court by the Econoimic and Financial Crimes Commission. He was alleged to have committed the []The post Fayose pleads not guilty, remanded in EFCC custody appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Insurgency: Bauchi gov seeks support for N/East
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has appealed to Nigerians in the Diaspora, donor agencies and development partners, to help rebuild the northeast. He made in the call yesterday when he received a group of 18 Afro-Americans who paid him a courtesy at the Government House in Bauchi. Abubakar was quoted by his press secretary, []The post Insurgency: Bauchi gov seeks support for N/East appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 Elections: Is INEC independent
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Electoral bodies have the responsibility of conducting elections to enable citizens’ exercise their franchise to elect their leaders. Whoever secures the votes of the majority is entrusted with the mantle of leadership and it is to him that the electorate surrenders its political and financial rights. The choice of the majority may not always be []The post 2019 Elections: Is INEC independent’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: It’s not about Atiku and Buhari
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
In the run up to the 2019 elections it increasingly appears as if the two main contenders the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) are different sides of the same coin. The almost daily carpet-crossing and backstabbing is bewildering and there is really no discussion of any policy framework which the political []The post 2019: It’s not about Atiku and Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kanu’s reappearance and Kaduna crisis: A prelude to 2019
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
In the midst of all these, consciously or not, the political actors are setting the tone of things to come, before, during, and after the polls. Before now, the political atmosphere in the land witnessed some sort of tranquility, save for some bickering and wrangling among politicians jostling for party tickets to contest in the []The post Kanus reappearance and Kaduna crisis: A prelude to 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Akwa Ibom: NYSC officials respond to maltreatment of corps member
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The NYSC state coordinator, Mr Amusu Julius, has responded to the maltreatment meted out to the Corps member that was flogged by the principal of Government Technical College, Abak, Akwa Ibom State, Mr Friday Udoka. READ ALSO: Principal apologizes for flogging corp member in A/Ibom He said he had withdrawn the corps members posted []The post Akwa Ibom: NYSC officials respond to maltreatment of corps member appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Commissioner donates N50, 000 for corps member’s treatment
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Education, Prof Victor Inoka, who was present at the reconciliation meeting has made a personal donation of N50,000 to MissOlaitan Adeola Kolawole for her treatment. READ ALSO: Principal apologizes for flogging corp member in A/Ibom While making the donation, he said the government was in need of corps members especially []The post Commissioner donates N50, 000 for corps members treatment appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Principal apologizes for flogging corps member in Akwa Ibom
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Principal General of Government Technical College, Abak, Akwa Ibom State, Mr Friday Udoka has issued a public apology for flogging a serving female corps member in his school. Speaking during the public apology to Miss Olaitan Adeola Kolawole in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) state office on Monday in Uyo, Udoaka said he []The post Principal apologizes for flogging corps member in Akwa Ibom appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PhD student withdrawn from ABU named editor of Risk.Net journals
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
A PhD student withdrawn from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria has become the first Nigerian appointed associate editor of the Risk.Net Journal. Jamilu Adamu’s certificate was allegedly withdrawn after he petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC over a lecturer. It was gathered that the mathematics science student’s admission was terminated []The post PhD student withdrawn from ABU named editor of Risk.Net journals appeared first on Daily
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I shall make my stand public this week ‘ Ireti Kingibe
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Asenatorial aspirant in the just concluded FCT Senate primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hajiya Heebat Ireti Kingibe, has said she will make her position known to the public about the party’s national assembly primaries this week. Kingibe, who spoke with our reporter via telephone, yesterday, said she was among the stakeholders that []The post I shall make my stand public this week ‘ Ireti Kingibe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Foundation donates relief materials to Durumi IDPs
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
A foundation, Victor Imagoro, has donated some relief materials and offered medical services to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Durumi area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The CEO of the foundation, Victor Imagoro, said the gesture became necessary following the hard times displaced persons were passing through in feeding themselves and accessing health care []The post Foundation donates relief materials to Durumi IDPs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Shadadi-Lanto road construction will commence soon ‘ Kuje boss
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, has said the council is liaising with the FCT Administration to rehabilitate Lanto-Shadadi road. Galadima stated this when he received a five-man committee from the affected communities who paid him a visit in his office yesterday. He said due process must be followed in awarding []The post Shadadi-Lanto road construction will commence soon Kuje boss appeared first on Daily Trust.
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STDD nurses 100,000 plants for Abuja
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The FCT Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD) is currently preparing about 100,000 indigenous plants in its plant nursery in Kuje in preparation for the 2019 tree planting campaign. It also said that the seedlings would be distributed to NGOs as part of its corporate social responsibility. The coordinator, Ishaku Tanko Yamawo, said the plants would []The post STDD nurses 100,000 plants for Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kumuyi holds Abuja Crusade Oct 28
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The General Superintendent, Deeper Life Bible Church Worldwide, Dr William Folorunsho Kumuyi, has concluded plans to hold ‘God of All Wonders Crusade’ at the National Stadium in Abuja. The State Overseer for FCT, Pastor Joshua Esho, who stated this at the weekend, said the mega crusade would hold on Sunday, October 28, 2018 and that []The post Kumuyi holds Abuja Crusade Oct 28 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Burglar arrested in soakaway after breaking into grocery shop
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
A35-year-old suspected burglar, Akeem Muibi, has been arrested in a soakaway where he was said to have hidden himself after allegedly breaking into a shop. Muibi was alleged to have, on October 17, 2018, broken into the grocery shop owned by one Mallam Sani Ali at Ejigbo, a Lagos suburb, stealing goods worth thousands []The post Burglar arrested in soakaway after breaking into grocery shop appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ogun traffic agency apprehends 12,800 offenders
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) yesterday disclosed that no fewer than 12,800 traffic offenders were apprehended, while 11,697 people were rescued unhurt by operatives of the agency between January and August this year. The TRACE Commander, Seni Ogunyemi, disclosed this yesterday while playing host to members of the Ogun House of Assembly []The post Ogun traffic agency apprehends 12,800 offenders appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Driver, aide nabbed for allegedly stealing Dangote Oil
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
A truck driver and his assistant have been taken to court for allegedly stealing many litres of oil belonging to the Dangote Group. The driver, 29-year-old Salisu Hassan, and his assistant, Dahiru Mohammed, also 29, were said to have been nabbed at the gate of the Dangote Refinery, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, on October 3, 2018. []The post Driver, aide nabbed for allegedly stealing Dangote Oil appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos adopts technology on health access
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Lagos State government said yesterday that it would adopt a technology-based application to ensure easy access to its proposed mandatory health scheme, especially for underprivileged households. The Lagos State Health Scheme, according to the state government, is a state-wide health insurance initiative aimed at ensuring that all residents of the state have access to []The post Lagos adopts technology on health access appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why religion must be part of Nigeria’s politics ‘ Senator Oko
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District, Dr Rose Oko, has said the relegation of religion from the nation’s politics was part of the reasons democracy is not yielding the desired dividends in the country. She disclosed this in Abuja on Monday at the School of Government and Politics Forum, organised by the Nehemiah []The post Why religion must be part of Nigeria’s politics ‘ Senator Oko appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Disregard for rule of law, more dangerous than corruption ‘ US envoy
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr William Stuart Symington, has described disregard for justice and rule of law as more damning a corruption, than stealing of public fund. The US envoy stated this while responding to questions on the sideline of the convocation lecture of the University of Ilorin in Ilorin on Monday. Symington []The post Disregard for rule of law, more dangerous than corruption US envoy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG encourages global partnership in mining
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari , has called for partnership between countries to promote economic growth and prosperity which is necessary for political stability and national security. The Minister stated this in his speech during the 2018 China Mining Congress and Expo currently holding at the Meijiang Convention Center, []The post FG encourages global partnership in mining appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Infertility in women: What to know about polycystic ovary syndrome
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
When Hajara was in her teenage years, she always wondered why her female friends and other women always had their monthly periods and she did not. Her period comes sometimes three or six months apart, and sometimes she goes 10 months without her menses. She also occasionally experienced heavy monthly flow that lasts weeks. She []The post Infertility in women: What to know about polycystic ovary syndrome appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PFAs invest N1.49 trn in Treasury Bills
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in the country have invested N1.49 trillion in Treasury Bills. The monthly report released by the National Pension Commission (PenCom) on Sunday in Abuja by Mr Peter Aghahowa, the commission’s spokesman made the disclosure. The commission also disclosed that the PFAs invested N4.22 trillion in Federal Government’s bonds, Federal Mortgage []The post PFAs invest N1.49 trn in Treasury Bills appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Study reveals successful weight loss through self-control
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
A new research has revealed that losing weight can be successfully achieved by self-control and that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. Over the past years, there has been a dramatic increase in the way people try to reduce their weight to maintain healthy lifestyle or for shape. People want to []The post Study reveals successful weight loss through self-control appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Celebrating Sardaunan Katsina
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Penultimate Saturday in Katsina a ceremony of great significance held in the palace of the Emir, HRH Abdulmumini Kabir Usman where he turbaned Senator Ibrahim Ida as the Sardaunan Katsina. Senator Ida is a friend of this page and a keen follower, who has never hesitated to contribute to debates on thorny national issues. I []The post Celebrating Sardaunan Katsina appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG commends Dangote’s complementary economic revival efforts
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Federal Government has lauded the complementary roles being played by the largest indigenous conglomerate, the Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) in the transformation of Nigeria’s economy, saying the company deserved to be encouraged. The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who gave the commendation yesterday during the opening of the 24th Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) in []The post ‘FG commends Dangote’s complementary economic revival efforts’ appeared first on Dai
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My mum is diagnosed with claustrophobia
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
I wish to commend you for your tireless and passionate commitment to improve our health using this platform. For the last three years, whenever my mum is in a plane or elevator, she is always anxious to get out, the situation worsens as she experiences increase in heart beat and sweating and currently the idea []The post My mum is diagnosed with claustrophobia appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Closure of Ijora Bridge worsens Apapa gridlock, affects port operations
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has lamented the worsening traffic situation in Apapa occasioned by the over two months closure of a section of the Ijora Bridge, outbound Apapa. The STOAN chairman, Princess Vicky Haastrup, said the closure has further compounded the already chaotic traffic situation in the Lagos port community. Haastrup, who []The post ‘Closure of Ijora Bridge worsens Apapa gridlock, affects port operations’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Does milk relieve ulcer pain
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Many people believe milk relieves ulcer pains and gastric irritation. Some ulcer sufferers take very large quantities of milk as a result of this belief, however, experts said the practice does more harm than good because it could induce the digestive juices and acid in the stomach. According to Mrs Sarah Abagi, a dietician, milk []The post Does milk relieve ulcer pain’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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For small parties, this is bonanza
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Anyone who had been wondering for years why Nigeria has 91 registered political parties is about to find out why. In fact, given the ease with which a political party can be registered, I am surprised that the number is still less than a hundred. Maybe it is because INEC still finds a way to []The post For small parties, this is bonanza appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Norway imported $51.6m seafood to Nigeria in 2017
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Norway has imported more than 9000 metric tonnes of stock fishes to Nigeria, the Director, Central and West Africa of Norwegian Seafood Council, Trond Kostveit, has said. He spoke at the maiden Norwegian Seafood Council Stockfish festival/exhibition held in Lagos at the weekend to draw Nigerians’ attention to the rich nutritional values of the stockfish []The post Norway imported $51.6m seafood to Nigeria in 2017 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Scientists develop pioneer implant that can revitalise failing hearts
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
A nerve-stimulating implant is to be offered to British patients with debilitating heart failure, giving hope to thousands for whom standard treatments offer no relief. The first British patient to be fitted with the pioneering electronic device had the surgery earlier this month at Harefield Hospital, London. Within two weeks he was able to walk []The post Scientists develop pioneer implant that can revitalise failing hearts appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Anchor pays N540.3m claims to policy holders
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Board of Directors chairman of Anchor Insurance Company Ltd, Dr. Elijah Akpan, has disclosed that the company has paid N540.28 million to their genuine policyholders as against N268.19m in 2016. He told journalists in Calabar that the company made positive headways in some key indices in 2017 despite the sector’s abysmal performance in 2016. []The post Anchor pays N540.3m claims to policy holders appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Health insurance, polio eradication, quackery dominate Physicians Week
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The lag in Nigeria’s universal health coverage, the gap in polio eradication and the impact of quacks on health take centre as Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the FCT begins its annual Physicians Week on Tuesday. The association said despite repeated calls from doctors and strong international support for universal health coverage, ‘the level of []The post Health insurance, polio eradication, quackery dominate Physicians Week appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Enterprise launches 5-year plan for HIV vaccine
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise has launched a five-year strategy to speed up the development of an effective vaccine to prevent HIV infection. The Enterprise, hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), unveiled its strategic plan in Madrid, Spain at the start of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018), the only scientific conference dedicated []The post Enterprise launches 5-year plan for HIV vaccine appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Seek information on domestic investment opportunities, Sekibo tells Diaspora Nigerians
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Managing Director and CEO of Heritage Bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo, has advised Nigerians in diaspora to seek appropriate information in order to take advantage of the investment opportunities in the nation’s economy. Sekibo said Nigerians in diaspora can invest in housing, mining, ICT, waste management and Made in Nigeria products. Speaking in Atlanta, United []The post Seek information on domestic investment opportunities, Sekibo tells Diaspora Nigerians appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Neonatal jaundice, a threat challenging Nigeria’s newborns
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Six in 10 full-term babies and eight in 10 preterm babies, are affected by neonatal jaundice, according to the World Health Organisation. In Africa, 668 children per 10 000 live births are affected by the diseases, the highest in the world in terms of its severity. Five days after she was born, Hannah Daniel was []The post Neonatal jaundice, a threat challenging Nigeria’s newborns appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Vibrant commodities exchange will aid economic development ‘ SEC
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said a more organized commodities exchange market in the country will enhance efficiency and lead to economic growth and development. The Acting Director General of SEC, Ms. Mary Uduk, stated this when she received members of the Commodities Trading Ecosystem Implementation Committee in her office in Abuja, weekend. []The post Vibrant commodities exchange will aid economic development ‘ SEC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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First Bank to give free fuel for customers using Verve card
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
FirstBank is set again to reward customers for verve card usage in its Free Fuel Fridays promotion. The free fuel Friday promo, which is activated by FirstBank in collaboration with Verve International and Oando Plc, kicked off on Friday and will end Friday, 7 December 2018 between 6am and 8pm. In the promo, for a []The post First Bank to give free fuel for customers using Verve card appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NIMASA urges stakeholders to imbibe safety to reduce accident on waterways
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has urged players in the maritime sector especially enforcement officers to comply with safety rules that would reduce marine accidents and other related issues that may arise from marine operational mishandling. The DG made this known at the opening of []The post NIMASA urges stakeholders to imbibe safety to reduce accident on waterways appeared first on Daily Trust.
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