Nigerian Newspaper: Daily Trust Headlines Today, Monday 5th November, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: Daily Trust Headlines Today, Monday 5th November, 2018.

FG’s information agencies groan under poor funding
Mon, 05 Nov 2018

Federal information agencies are bogged down by inadequate funding, obsolete equipment, and poorly remunerated manpower despite their statutory roles of communicating government policies and programmes to the Nigerian public, Daily Trust reports.

“These public agencies are so under-funded to the extent that they can’t even aid the government to communicate its programmes and policies to the Nigerian society as it should be,” a senior official of one of the agencies, who declined being named because he’s not permitted to

speak, told Daily Trust last night.

Daily Trust analysis of budgetary allocations of the five public-funded information agencies revealed that in 2018, their total allocation was N26.3 billion. The five agencies are all under the federal ministry of information and culture.

They are the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Voice of Nigeria (VON), Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), and News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The proposed budget for NOA in 2018 was N6.56 billion, NTA (N6.90 billion), FRCN (N8.07 billion), NAN (N1.62 billion), and VON (N3.56 billion).

Of the three agencies – NTA, NAN, and FRCN that generate revenue – only the NTA is generating enough to maintain its workforce and execute some overheads. This is unlike the FRCN and NAN where the issue of staff welfare and obsolete equipment have become recurring decimal.

Industrial harmony is eluding both FRCN and NAN over unpaid allowances, among others. FRCN Kaduna, which was hitherto a leading source of information to many Hausa speakers in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, is now a shadow of itself.

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288,043 unclaimed PVC in Adamawa ‘ INEC
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa says it has 288,043 unclaimed Permanent Voter Cards, PVC. Kasim Gaidam, the electoral commissioner in the state, disclosed this at a news conference in Yola. Gaidam expressed concern over the development and attributed the situation to lack of proper voters education and enlightenment. We have a total []The post 288,043 unclaimed PVC in Adamawa ‘ INEC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Strike: Labour shuns parley with Federal Government
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Representatives of the organised labour on Sunday shunned a meeting called by the Federal Government as part of efforts to stop the nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress. The unions’ planned indefinite strike scheduled to commence on Tuesday was called to protest government’s failure to meet the labour []The post Strike: Labour shuns parley with Federal Government appeared first on Daily Trust.
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General Alkali: Police to prosecute 19 suspects soon
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The Police, on Sunday, paraded 19 suspects in connection with the murder of the immediate past Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters Major General Idris Alkali. The suspects would soon be charged to court, Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tyopev Terna said. Terna said, while parading the suspects, that 13 had earlier been transferred []The post General Alkali: Police to prosecute 19 suspects soon appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP demands probe of WAEC officials, Buhari’s handlers over certificate saga
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the West African Examinations Council, WAEC to redeem its image by handing over all its officials involved in the presentation of a procured certificate attestation to President Muhammadu Buhari to the INTERPOL for investigation and prosecution. The party also called on the top echelon of the Nigerian Police []The post PDP demands probe of WAEC officials, Buharis handlers over certificate saga appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mazi Ohuabunwa emerges PSN President
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Pharm. (Mazi) Sam Ohuabunwa has emerged the new President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN. He emerged winner from a keen contest where four aspirants slugged it out at the end of the 91st annual conference of PSN held in Ibadan last week. Mazi Ohuabunwa garnered 1,065 votes, while the other contestants, Pharm. Anthony Bola []The post Mazi Ohuabunwa emerges PSN President appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Adamawa APC youth call for probe of Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
An All Progressives Congress (APC) youth group, Black Cap Revolution has staged a public protest at the Adamawa State House of Assembly, demanding for probe into certificate forgery allegation against Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla. The group leader, Mustapha Atiku Ribadu urged the legislators to investigate claims that Governor Jibrilla forged a WAEC certificate which he had []The post Adamawa APC youth call for probe of Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla appeared first on Daily Trust.
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We do not charge tuition in Unilorin ‘ Management
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The University of Ilorin on Sunday said it does not charge tuition fees in line with the policy of the Federal Government. According to a statement signed by Mr Kunle Akogun, Unilorin Director of Corporate Affairs, misinformation is currently trending on the social media over slight adjustments in the university’s charges starting from the 2018/2019 []The post We do not charge tuition in Unilorin Management appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Muslim school owners demand strict control to curb drug abuse
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The National President of the League of Muslims School Proprietors Worldwide (LEAMSP), Tijani Taiwo has challenged the Federal Government and relevant agencies to put in strict measures to stem abuse of drugs by students in the country. He spoke at the weekend in Abeokuta, Ogun State at the 5th National Conference of LEAMSP with the []The post Muslim school owners demand strict control to curb drug abuse appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UN begins review of Nigeria’s human rights record, 13 other countries
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
UNs highest human rights body, the Human Rights Council (HRC), will start reviewing the track records of Nigeria and 13 other countries on Monday. The process is called ‘ Universal Periodic Review (UPR), and the ultimate goal is to improve human rights situation for people around the globe. The UPR review sessions take place for []The post UN begins review of Nigeria’s human rights record, 13 other countries appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Prince Charles to address herdsmen attacks during Nigeria visit
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, announced in Abuja on Sunday that Prince Charles would engage in peace-building activities, including addressing the persistent attacks of herdsmen on farming communities in Nigeria. The Prince of Wales and his wife, Princess Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are expected in Nigeria from Nov. 6 to []The post Prince Charles to address herdsmen attacks during Nigeria visit appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigerians who forged visa documents to get 10-year ban ‘ UK
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria. Mr Paul Arkwright has cautioned Nigerians seeking visas to the UK to avoid presenting forged documents. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, Arkwright warned that anyone caught flouting the rule would be denied entry into the UK for at least 10 years. ‘I know []The post Nigerians who forged visa documents to get 10-year ban UK appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mr. Fix-It’ Tony Anenih was no patriot
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Chief Anthony Anenih, one of the most influential chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 1999 to 2016 who was widely-known as ‘Mr. Fix-It,’ died last week, aged 85. A veteran of various political parties since the early 1980s, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him Minister for Works in his first term. He subsequently served []The post ‘Mr. Fix-It’ Tony Anenih was no patriot appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Liverpool go top with draw at Arsenal
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Liverpool have moved to the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening. Alexandre Lacazette grabbed a draw for Arsenal against Liverpool eight minutes from time to cancel out James Milner 50th Premier League goal. Liverpool spent significant periods on the back foot []The post Liverpool go top with draw at Arsenal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Usain Bolt determined to become a professional footballer
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Superstar sprinter Usain Bolt is adamant he can become a professional footballer despite his trial with an Australian club ending, insisting on Saturday: ‘I still have it’. The eight-time Olympic champion’s ‘indefinite’ try-out period with the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners collapsed on Friday after contract talks failed. The club reportedly offered him only a fraction []The post Usain Bolt determined to become a professional footballer appeared first on Daily Tr
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Ogboro re-elected as Polo president for the third time
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
vows to promote sports internationally The President of Nigerian Polo Federation, (NPF) Francis Ogboro has pledged to re-double his effort in promoting Nigerian polo within the continent and internationally following his re-election for a third time in Kaduna. The President who thanked the Nigerian polo family for the confidence reposed in him to lead []The post Ogboro re-elected as Polo president for the third time appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Morocco Invitational: Nigerian army polo team upbeat for revenge mission
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Army polo team has intensified preparations ahead of next month’s international polo tournament billed for the Kingdom of Morocco. Nigerian Army Polo Captain, Col. Kapeh Kazil who disclosed this in Kaduna, told Polo Royals that arrangements are in top gears by the Nigerian Army to participate in an international polo tournament in Morocco []The post Morocco Invitational: Nigerian army polo team upbeat for revenge mission appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CAF names referee for South Africa vs Nigeria game
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Gambian referee, Bakary Papa Gassama will be in charge of the match day 5 AFCON qualifier between South Africa and Nigeria on 17th November at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. The 39-year-old is regarded as one of the best referees on the continent and was among the few Africans selected for the FIFA World Cup []The post CAF names referee for South Africa vs Nigeria game appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ITF W/Chair Tennis Futures: Nigeria wins gold in doubles finals
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Nigeria reclaimed its status as a leading force in wheelchair tennis in Africa following the triumph of its players in the doubles event of the Puma ITF Wheelchair Tennis Futures in Abuja on Friday. The duo of Alex Adewale and Wasiu Yusuf won the doubles final with a comprehensive 6-1, 6-0 scoreline over Peter Naveh []The post ITF W/Chair Tennis Futures: Nigeria wins gold in doubles finals appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Vinicius Junior rescues below-par Real Madrid
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Vinicius Junior made a telling difference as he came off the bench to inspire Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Real Valladolid in Saturday afternoon’s La Liga clash. The Brazilian youngster, introduced with less than a quarter of the match left, sent a deflected shot past Jordi Masip to put Los Blancos in front []The post Vinicius Junior rescues below-par Real Madrid appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kevin Love to miss at least six weeks after surgery
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love underwent surgery on his injured toe Friday and will miss at least six weeks. The team announced that Love had the procedure, calling it successful, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley. Love said earlier this week that he []The post Kevin Love to miss at least six weeks after surgery appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Inter notch seventh straight league win
Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Inter Milan notched up their seventh successive Serie A victory when two goals from Roberto Gagliardini helped them thump mid-table Genoa 5-0 at San Siro on Saturday. Midfielder Joao Mario, previously out of favour this season, also played a key role as he set up three goals and scored one himself. The win sent Inter []The post Inter notch seventh straight league win appeared first on Daily Trust.
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