Nigerian Newspaper: Daily Trust Headlines Today, Thursday 9th November, 2018

Nigerian Newspaper: Daily Trust Headlines Today, Thursday 9th November, 2018

2019 polls: We have no preferred candidate ‘ US
Fri, 09 Nov 2018

The United States on Thursday said it has no preferred candidate in the 2019 general elections, saying it is only interested about the process through which leaders emerged.

“We don’t care who wins but the process,” said US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Mr Tibor Nagy, while hosting INEC Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu at the residence of the US Ambassador in Abuja.

He said while Nigerians have absolute right to choose their leaders, the process through which such leaders emerged must be transparent, free and fair to all.

Nagy noted that the task before the commission is a very difficult one given the enormity of the process, but expressed confidence that INEC would be up to the task.

He therefore urged politicians to caution their supporters against violence before, during and after the elections. He also advised security agencies to remain neutral in the process.

“Regarding the plans for the February elections, we will remain very interested…We understand all of the complexities and we want to specially urge all the parties concerned to please urge all of their followers to be non-violent and also to urge all of the organs of state security especially to remain neutral in this process because the neutrality of the state is absolutely essential”, he said.

US Ambassador, Stuart Symington said “election is not all about Election Day but all the processes leading to the election.”

He urged Nigerian voters to avail themselves the opportunity provided by the recent display of the voters register to screen the list properly.

INEC Chairman assured that the commission has put in place machinery to protect the integrity of the process.

“We want to make 2019 a further affirmation of the maturity of the Nigerian democracy and we are committed to these processes.

“We will do our best to ensure that we maintain the credibility of the process and I want to assure you that we will not let the international community down,” he said.

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White House bans CNN’s Jim Acosta
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The White House has revoked the press badge of CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, following heated exchange with President Donald Trump at a press conference on Thursday. White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, announced on Wednesday evening that the decision was a result of Acosta’s behaviour, for yanking back when a White House []The post White House bans CNN’s Jim Acosta appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I won’t meddle when I am king, says Britain’s Prince Charles
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Britain’s Prince Charles said he would stop speaking out on issues he feels strongly about when he becomes the King of England. Speaking ahead of his 70th birthday next week, the son of 92 year-old Queen Elizabeth said he is ‘not that stupid’. He said that the role of monarch was completely different to his []The post I won’t meddle when I am king, says Britain’s Prince Charles appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Stakeholders meet to address malnutrition in Katsina
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
A one-day state level symposium with academia, civil society and the media on Nutrition aimed at forging areas of partnership and collaboration, has commenced in Katsina. Speaking at the opening session, UNICEF Katsina chief field officer, Padmavathi Yedla said the need to work together to address nutrition issues is desirable giving its multi-faceted fronts. []The post Stakeholders meet to address malnutrition in Katsina appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NOA, UNICEF partner to end female genital mutilation in Ekiti
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The National Orientation Agency, (NOA), and the United Nations Children Endowment Fund, (UNICEF), are collaborating to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Ekiti State. Speaking at Orin Ekiti, Ido/Osi local government area of Ekiti State on Thursday during a public declaration for the elimination of FGM in the town, the UNICEF Consultant for Oyo, Ekiti []The post NOA, UNICEF partner to end female genital mutilation in Ekiti appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Poor implementation of FoI Act
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Seven years after the Freedom of Information Bill was passed into law, access to legitimate government information has been hampered by non-compliance to its provisions by government Ministries, Departments and Agencies [MDAs]. As part of efforts to ensure accountability and transparency in governance, the FoI Act provides the legal framework for individuals and institutions’ access []The post Poor implementation of FoI Act appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court hears Ekweremadu’s objection to asset charges Feb 26
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
A Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned hearing in the objection by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, challenging the asset fraud charges against him to February 26, 2019. Justice Binta Nyako yesterday adjourned the case after listening to lawyers in the matter. The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) []The post Court hears Ekweremadu’s objection to asset charges Feb 26 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC apologises to Mustapha brothers over ‘unauthorised’ disqualification
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has apologized to two of the partys governorship aspirants in Kwara State, Mallam Saliu Mustapha and Hon. Moshood Mustapha over the unauthorized announcement of their disqualification during the recent Direct Primary Election conducted for the partys governorship election in Kwara state. In an apology letter []The post APC apologises to Mustapha brothers over ‘unauthorised’ disqualification appeared first on Daily Tr
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US ends 5-year project to transform governance
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The American government has ended a five-year project to reform governance in Nigeria, paving the way for the ‘Journey to Self Reliance’, a new global development agenda it is rolling out across the globe. The Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE), funded by the US Agency for International Development, since 2014 has been shoring up []The post US ends 5-year project to transform governance appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Borno Govt. saves N500m monthly from 12,000 ghost workers -Shettima
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Thursday saidbiometric exercise had assisted the state government to uncover 12,000 ghost workerson its payroll and save N500 million monthly. Shettima made this known at an emergency meeting with the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Mr Titus Abana and executive members of Nigerian Union of Pensionersat Government []The post Borno Govt. saves N500m monthly from 12,000 ghost workers -Shettima appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kano govt approves N514m for 100 electricity transformers
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The Kano State Government has approved N514 million for the supply and installation of 100 electricity transformers to boost power supply to communities across the state. The State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, disclosed this in Kano on Thursday, at the end of the state executive council meeting. Garba said that the council approved []The post Kano govt approves N514m for 100 electricity transformers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Poor border town development responsible for conflict, insecurity’Lawmaker
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Sen. Abdullahi Gumel has said that poor development and lack of social amenities at the border towns across the country were major reasons for continued conflicts and insecurity. Gumel, Chairman Senate Committee on States and Local Governments, made this assertion in an interview with newsmen at the end of the committee’s oversight visit to National []The post Poor border town development responsible for conflict, insecurity’Lawmaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 Budget: House makes case for reconstruction of Ajaokuta-Otukpa road
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to include the reconstruction of Ajaokuta-Itobe-Anyingba-Ankpa-Otukpa road in its 2019 budget proposal. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Hassan Omale (APC-Kogi) at plenary on Thursday. Moving the motion earlier, Omale said the Ajaokuta-Itobe-Anyingba-Ankpa-Otukpa road stretching []The post 2019 Budget: House makes case for reconstruction of Ajaokuta-Otukpa road appeared first on Dai
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N11bn Yobe cargo airport ready in 5 months
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The Commissioner for Works in Yobe, Alhaji Lawan Shettima, on Thursday, said that the state’s N11.3 billion cargo airport would be completed in the next five months. The commissioner made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu. He gave the assurance that the airport contract awarded in September []The post N11bn Yobe cargo airport ready in 5 months appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bagudu mourns Chief Imam of Abdullahi Fodio Juma’at Mosque
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Kebbi Governor Sen. Atiku Bagudu has condoled with District Head of Gwandu over the death of the Chief Imam of Abdullahi Fodio Juma’at Mosque, Gwandu, Malam Bello Abubakar. The governor also expressed condolence to the family of the late religious leader in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Mu’azu Dakingari in Birnin []The post Bagudu mourns Chief Imam of Abdullahi Fodio Juma’at Mosque appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Normalcy restored in Yobe community after failed terrorists attack ‘ Army
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Army said the situation at Katarko in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe had been brought under control after troops foiled terrorists attempted attack on the military location in the town. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu in a statement on Thursday said that the troops immediately swung into action following a tip []The post Normalcy restored in Yobe community after failed terrorists attack ‘ Army appeared first on Daily Trust.
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3 die in Lagos boat mishap, 5 missing, 12 rescued
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Three persons have been confirmed dead as a boat carrying 20 passengers capsized between Liverpool and Coconut Under Bridge in Lagos. The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu said that the incident happened on Wednesday at 8:20p.m. Tiamiyu said that the rescue team were still searching for five other missing []The post 3 die in Lagos boat mishap, 5 missing, 12 rescued appeared first on Daily Trust.
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KEDCO@ 5: Achievements, challenges and future plans
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Success that is ordained by transformation and reformation is not accidental. I can tell you that reformation is not and will never be a child of accidents because it is a product of meticulous and purpose-driven leadership and the desire to turn the tides against the negatives for humanity to have a taste of what []The post KEDCO@ 5: Achievements, challenges and future plans appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari certificate saga and its needless controversies
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Academic certificate is a simple receipt of the attainment of specific academic accomplishment and is however, narrowly focused on the outcome of specific examinations for which the holder is marked and graded according to his or her performance. Certificates reflect instance of the holder’s performance in a particular context of academic training over a specific []The post Buhari certificate saga and its needless controversies appeared first on Daily Trust.
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What are state governors for
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
A state governor leads the executive branch of the government of his state; he/she commands the authority of the affairs of his/her state. The constitution of Nigeria vests executive power in the governor; it charges the governor with execution of law, appointment of state judiciary and other regulatory bodies, among others subject to state []The post What are state governors for’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Youths accuse UniJos ASUU of blackmailing host communities
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The Coalition of Jos Youth Associations consisting of 19 groups has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos branch of deliberate attempt to blackmail the Muslim communities close to the university. The Coalition in a statement by signed by Convener, Barr Buhari Ibrahim of Jos Concerned Patriots, Secretary, Comrade Abdul’Aziz Tibibi []The post Youths accuse UniJos ASUU of blackmailing host communities appeared first on Daily Trust.
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3 dead, 12 rescued, 5 missing in Lagos boat mishap
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Divers have recovered three bodies out of the eight persons that were declared missing yesterday after a 20-seater passenger boat capsized yesterday evening in Lagos. Daily Trust learnt that a combined team of local divers and the Lagos State Water Authority (LASWA) fished out the corpses of the persons from the murky waters at the []The post 3 dead, 12 rescued, 5 missing in Lagos boat mishap appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fayemi stops allocation of shops, to refund money to subscribers
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The Ekiti State government has halted the allocation of shops at the Oja Oba market, Ado-Ekiti, to subscribers following the detection of some defects on the buildings during the inspection of facilities at the market by Governor Kayode Fayemi. Gov Fayemi has promised subscribers who had paid to purchase shops at the market a refund []The post Fayemi stops allocation of shops, to refund money to subscribers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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19-yr-old boy arraigned over theft of N415,000 phones
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
A 19-year-old boy, Wasiu Sodiq, was yesterday arraigned before the Ikeja magistrate court in Lagos for allegedly conspiring and stealing mobiles phones valued at N415,000. Sodiq was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiring and stealing an Infinix Hot 4 phone worth N70,000 and one iPhone valued at N305,000, both items property of Omotosho Abiola. []The post 19-yr-old boy arraigned over theft of N415,000 phones appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fashion designer accuses husband of maltreatment, seeks divorce
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
A fashion designer, Omolola Ajibade, 40, is praying the customary court sitting at the Agege Local Government, Lagos, to dissolve her 16-year-old marriage to her husband, Adegoke Ajibade, for allegedly maltreating her. Omolola, residing at No 16, Oshola Street, Ifako, Lagos, alleged in her petition to the court that Ajibade had not been taking good []The post Fashion designer accuses husband of maltreatment, seeks divorce appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos Water blames disruption in supply on leakages
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) yesterday blamed the disruption in water supply in some parts of the state on an ongoing repair of some water channels. The LWC Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Muminu Badmus, assured residents in the state that water supply would resume very soon. Badmus, in a statement by the Corporation’s []The post Lagos Water blames disruption in supply on leakages appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Co-tenant called me a prostitute, threatened to kill me ‘ woman tells court
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
A housewife identified as Hadiza Ibrahim dragged her co-tenant to court for calling her a prostitute and also threatening to kill her. The case was brought before a Sharia court sitting at Magajin Gari Kaduna on Thursday. The complainant also told the court that the accused persons son entered her room and stole 65,000 naira.’ []The post Co-tenant called me a prostitute, threatened to kill me woman tells court appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNITED STATES: Gunman kills 12 in California bar
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
A US Marine Corps veteran with suspected mental health issues killed 12 people in a busy bar in California, including a policeman, officials say. The shooting began at 23:20 local time on Wednesday in Thousand Oaks about 40 miles (65km) north-west of Los Angeles. At least 200 people were reportedly inside the Borderline Bar and []The post UNITED STATES: Gunman kills 12 in California bar appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PAKISTAN: Blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has been freed from prison. Last week’s Supreme Court ruling sparked violent protests from Islamists and the government agreed to their demand to stop her leaving Pakistan. News of her release led to some confusion, with reports she had []The post PAKISTAN: Blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FRANCE: UK and France ‘still friends’ after Brexit
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The UK and France will remain ‘tied by bonds of friendship’ for decades after Brexit, Jeremy Hunt has said. The foreign secretary lauded the cross-channel relationship as ‘one of competition, co-operation, similarity and difference’ in a speech in Paris. Officials said the visit was aimed at showing the friendship between the two nations was ‘bigger []The post FRANCE: UK and France ‘still friends’ after Brexit appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ZIMBABWE: At least 47 dead as two buses collide
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
At least 47 people have died on Wednesday night in a crash involving two buses near the Rusape tollgate in Zimbabwe, state broadcaster ZBC reported. One of the buses veered into oncoming traffic while trying to overtake a haulage lorry, an eyewitness told local media. Two children were among those killed while 70 others were []The post ZIMBABWE: At least 47 dead as two buses collide appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BOTSWANA: Lions blamed as hundreds of buffalo drown
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Hundreds of buffaloes have drowned in a river on the border between Botswana and Namibia. Early investigations suggest the herd was being chased by lions and ran into the river, say Botswana authorities. A local lodge owner told the BBC that it looks like the buffaloes then got stuck because the bank on the other []The post BOTSWANA: Lions blamed as hundreds of buffalo drown appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Hospital conducts free surgeries on 200 VVF patients in Sokoto
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Dr Bello Lawal, the Chief Medical Director, Maryam Abacha Women and Children Hospital, Sokoto, says the hospital offered free specialised surgeries to 200 Vestico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) patients from January till date. Lawal told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Sokoto, that 227 VVF patients were treated, out of which, 200 underwent []The post Hospital conducts free surgeries on 200 VVF patients in Sokoto appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JUST IN: Cholera rises in Yobe, dips in Borno ‘ report
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
A total 21 infections suspected to be cholera have been reported in Borno state, and another nine in Yobe, according to the latest situation report from November 6. The new infections show a 50% reduction in the number of daily cases in Borno, but indicated a ‘marginal increase’ in daily infections in Yobe, the World []The post JUST IN: Cholera rises in Yobe, dips in Borno report appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Centre partners Kano emirate to educate 19 LGAs on nutrition
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) in partnership with Kano Emirate Council Committee on Health (KECCoH) have organized a sensitization meeting with traditional community leaders in 19 local governments of Kano state on the need to have an improved routine immunization, effective nutrition and exclusive breast feeding among other children’s lifesaving approaches. Speaking on []The post Centre partners Kano emirate to educate 19 LGAs on nutrition appeared first on Daily Trus
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The Nigerian Left and the future of politics
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Last weekend, a significant part of Marxists in the country met in Keffi to review the state of the Left since the Marx Centenary conference which took place in Zaria in 1983. The meeting was organized by the Nigerian Committee for the Advancement of Working Class Solidarity, the Nigerian Political Science Association and the Faculty []The post The Nigerian Left and the future of politics appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Plateau United recruit 8 players, drop 4
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The Plateau United Football Club of Jos has signed eight new players as the former Nigeria league champions intensify preparations for the kick-off of the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season next month. The club has also dropped four players, while other four are on probation. According to a statement by the Media Officer []The post Plateau United recruit 8 players, drop 4 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria replace injured Ighalo with Onyekuru for Bafana
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Nigeria have replaced injured striker Odion Ighalo with Galatasaray forward Henry Onyekuru for an upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. China-based Ighalo, who plays for Changchun Yatai, is the leading scorer in the Africa Cup qualifiers with six goals. But a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for five weeks means []The post Nigeria replace injured Ighalo with Onyekuru for Bafana appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ronaldo left out again by Portugal
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Portugal again left out Cristiano Ronaldo, their all-time record scorer and most capped player, as coach Fernando Santos named the squad for this month’s Nations League matches yesterday. Santos previously omitted Ronaldo from the squad in September and October, saying the decision was taken by mutual consent as the 33-year-old was still adapting following his []The post Ronaldo left out again by Portugal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Baxter warns against overconfidence against Nigeria
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has warned against overconfidence ahead of his team’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria next weekend. Baxter led Bafana Bafana to a famous 2-0 away win over the Super Eagles in June last year it was a first competitive victory for South Africa in the rivalry between []The post Baxter warns against overconfidence against Nigeria appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rivers Utd keeper, Akande returns after leg break
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Rivers United goalkeeper, Abiodun Akande who was sidelined for the better of last season as a result of a horrific leg injury during his club’s league tie against Wikki Tourists On Sunday, July 23, 2017 is back to action. During the tie, Akande’s wish of a resounding victory against their visitors from Bauchi was granted, []The post Rivers Utd keeper, Akande returns after leg break appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lokosa says he targeted 30 goals last season
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) highest goalscorer for the 2017/2018 season Junior Lokosa said he was disappointed over the abrupt end to the league last season, saying that he had targeted to finish the league with 30 goals. Speaking at the inaugural Eunisell Boot Award where he emerged the winner, the Kano Pillars goal poacher []The post Lokosa says he targeted 30 goals last season appeared first on Daily Trust.
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D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lom for 2018 FIBA 33 Africa Cup
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Nigeria’s men and women’s national basketball teams arrived in Lom, Togo yesterday for the 2018 FIBA 33 Africa Cup. The men’s team captained by Azouma Dike of Kano Pillars is made up of Abdul Yahaya (Kano Pillars), Lucky Subel (Kano Pillars) and Godwin David (Kano Pillars) Still buzzing from their Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League []The post D’Tigers, D’Tigress arrive Lom for 2018 FIBA 33 Africa Cup appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pillars appoint Baleria interim coach
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Top Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Kano Pillars FC, on Wednesday announced the appointment of former Flying Eagles coach, Kabiru Baleria as the interim head coach of the club. Kano Pillars FC, runners up in the 2018 AITEO Cup, said that Baleria’s appointment was with immediate effect pending the appointment of substantive technical adviser. []The post Pillars appoint Baleria interim coach appeared first on Daily Trust.
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YSFON plans 3-day retreat in Abuja
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
The Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (SFON) is to organise a 3-day retreat for its functioning state chairmen and secretaries. This was contained in a statement yesterday by YSFON’s National Secretary, Patrick Okpavuerhe and made available to newsmen in Ilorin. Okpavuerhe said the retreat, which holds in Abuja in December, is in line with the []The post YSFON plans 3-day retreat in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dangote targets another club if Arsenal bid fails
Fri, 09 Nov 2018
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has stated that he will consider buying another football club if Premiership club, Arsenal, would not be sold to him. Dangote, who is a fan of the club and has for years been talking about buying the British club, disclosed that he would buy the club only after he has []The post Dangote targets another club if Arsenal bid fails appeared first on Daily Trust.
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