Daily Trust Newspaper Today, Thursday 15th November 2018

Daily Trust Newspaper Today, Thursday 15th November 2018

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Choose between N30,000 and job cuts, govs tell labour
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

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Nigerian governors have asked the organised labour to choose between its proposed N30, 000 minimum wage and downsizing of the workforce across the country.

This was contained in the communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday in Abuja.

The governors said it is impracticable for states to pay N30,000 unless the workers were willing to agree to job cuts or the Federal Government accedes to a review of the national revenue allocation formula.

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Reading the communiqué, the chairman of the NGF, Governor Abdul’aziz Yari, said the forum has also put together another committee to meet President Muhammadu Buhari again to work-out another formula towards quickly resolving the minimum wage imbroglio.

Members of the committee include governors of Lagos, Kebbi, Plateau, Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu and Kaduna states.

Governor Yari said the governors’ cooperation is also being sought for Tax for Health services.

Daily Trust reports that the Ama Pepple-led Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage had recommended N30000 national minimum wage in its report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari last week Tuesday.

‘Our offer not taken by tripartite committee’

But answering questions from journalists, Governor Yari said “We have seen what has been presented to the president by the committee. As a member of the committee Kebbi State Governor said the committee did not take our submission of N22,500 because it came late. I am surprised how you can do this without the input of the states, because the states are the key stakeholders in this business. So a situation whereby our report is not taken or considered by the tripartite committee to present to the president then I don’t know how the committee want us to work.

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Oshiomhole should quit politics ‘ Saraki
Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has no moral ground to remain in politics.

He said this in reaction to allegations against Oshiomhole that he collected kickback from APC aspirants in the wake of primary elections that left the party in crisis.

Saraki, who recently emerged as national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), described as a joke, a statement credited to Oshiomhole who asked him to resign his position as Senate president on moral grounds.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, yesterday, on the sidelines of the sixth remembrance prayer for his late father, Dr. Olusola Saraki, the Senate President said Oshiomhole had no locus standi to talk about morality in today’s Nigerian politics.

“That must be a joke coming from Oshiomhole talking about moral grounds. I think Oshiomhole has no locus standi to talk about morality today. Oshiomhole is somebody who is said to have been collecting not even naira but dollars from candidates and he is being accused by his party’s aspirants and governors. I don’t think he has any moral ground to continue to be in politics not to talk about being chairman of a party.

“I remember in those days even Oyegun, they never accused him of something like this. I have left that party; I’m sure the president (Buhari) based on integrity knows the right thing to do,” he said.

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PDP a prodigal party ‘ APC
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The ruling APC has described the leading opposition PDP as a ‘prodigal party’ that has failed to learn any lessons. The APC accused PDP of allegedly deploying fake news strategies ahead of the 2019 general elections. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement yesterday, said the ruling party was not surprised []The post PDP a prodigal party ‘ APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INEC promises more voting points during elections
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it will create voting points out of polling units that have over 1,000 registered voters during next year’s elections. The commission also said it had enhanced its smart card readers for better performance during the polls, adding that accreditation and voting would be done simultaneously. Speaking, []The post INEC promises more voting points during elections appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Emerhor chides INEC over Delta crisis
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Olorogun Otega Emerhor, leader of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has chided the National Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for alleged violation of court order. Emerhor expressed dismay over the alleged failure of INEC leadership to obey a court order which reportedly restrained it from recognising candidates that emerged []The post Emerhor chides INEC over Delta crisis appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group tackles Ezekwesili over Buhari
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has no moral right to criticize President Buhari’s administration, the Legislative Watch said yesterday. In a statement signed by its executive secretary, Ngozika Ihouma, the group noted that the presidential aspirant did not have the moral standing to call the president ‘parochial and []The post Group tackles Ezekwesili over Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG asked to release INEC budgets
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Movement for Transparent Elections (MTE) has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Federal Government to release the entire budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general elections. The movement said the delay in releasing the budget was a threat to Nigeria’s democracy. The convener of the movement, Mr. Abiodun Ajijola, []The post FG asked to release INEC budgets appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 will be violence free ‘ Clergyman
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
A clergyman and the General Overseer of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Taiwo Adelakun, has said that the forthcoming general elections in 2019 would be violence free despite threats from some quarters. Adelakun spoke at a press conference in Ibadan as part of preparations for the 2018 crusade of the church. He said the church []The post 2019 will be violence free ‘ Clergyman appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Hope party sues INEC, APC over tradermoni
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the short period given to parties to campaign in preparation for the 2019 general election. The Presidential candidate of Hope Party, Ambrose Owuru, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the party approached the court on Nov. 13 []The post Hope party sues INEC, APC over tradermoni appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Speaker, 3 others in race for Katsina Reps by-election
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Abubakar Kusada (APC), will slug it out with three others seeking to fill the vacant seat in Saturday’s by-election for Kankia/Ingawa/Kusada Federal Constituency. The other contestants are Abdulsamad Abdullahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nasiru Aminu of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Abdullahi Umar of Yes []The post Speaker, 3 others in race for Katsina Reps by-election appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Speaker, 3 others in race for Katsina Reps by-election
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Abubakar Kusada (APC), will slug it out with three others seeking to fill the vacant seat in Saturday’s by-election for Kankia/Ingawa/Kusada Federal Constituency. The other contestants are Abdulsamad Abdullahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nasiru Aminu of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Abdullahi Umar of Yes []The post Speaker, 3 others in race for Katsina Reps by-election appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NYSC Batch C: 2,250 corps to participate in orientation exercise
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
About ‘2,250 prospective corps members are expected to take part in the induction programme at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Kaduna. The 2018 Batch C orientation Course has been scheduled to hold nationwide ‘from Thursday 15, November to 5 December 2018. In a statement by the Assistant Director,Public Relations Unit Sam Nkwopara said the []The post NYSC Batch C: 2,250 corps to participate in orientation exercise appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Probe Oshiomhole now, protesters tell ICPC
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Scores of protesters on Wednesday stormed the headquarters of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission asking for the prosecution of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The placard-carrying protesters under the aegis of the Coalition for New Nigeria (CNN) said the protest was staged to arrest the danger []The post Probe Oshiomhole now, protesters tell ICPC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JUST IN: Another 116 Nigerians return from Libya
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
A fresh batch of 116 Nigerians have arrived Lagos from Libya in the early hours of today. Their return was in continuation of the massive repatriation of stranded Nigerians from Libya through the joint effort of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)/European Union (EU) and the Nigerian government. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received []The post JUST IN: Another 116 Nigerians return from Libya appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JUST IN: Lagos approves use of Hijab in public schools
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Lagos state government has finally approved the use of Hijab for Muslim female pupils in public schools. The approval was announced in a circular by the state’s area unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN). A Lagos high court had in October 2014, ruled against the use of hijabs in schools, a []The post JUST IN: Lagos approves use of Hijab in public schools appeared first on Daily Trust.
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134 bags First Class in Uniben
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
No fewer than 134 graduates of the University of Benin, have been awarded with First Class degree in the 2017/2018 academic session. Unibens Vice Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orumwese, disclosed this in Benin on Wednesday during the press briefing heralding the 44th Convocation/48th Founders Day lecture ceremonies of the institution. Prof. Orumwense explained that a total []The post 134 bags First Class in Uniben appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ASUU ready to negotiate with FG
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is ready to commence negotiations with the Federal Government to resolve the ongoing strike. ASUU President,Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. Ogunyemi said that meeting with the Federal Government delegation has been scheduled for Thursday, one o’clock at the instance of []The post ASUU ready to negotiate with FG appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Muslims urge FG to intervene in UI school’s Hijab crisis as board resolves to maintain dress code
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Muslim Parents Forum (MPF) of the International School, University of Ibadan and the Muslim community in Oyo state on Wednesday urged the federal government and the National Assembly to intervene in the crisis rocking the school on wearing of Hijab. The Secretary General, Muslim Community of Oyo State, Sheik Ismail Busari, made the call while []The post Muslims urge FG to intervene in UI school’s Hijab crisis as board resolves to maintain dress code appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Professor’s salary: ASUU dismisses Fayemi’s claim
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday dismissed the claim by Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi that Nigerian university professors earn same salary of N500,000 like him or even more. ASUU said no newly promoted professor earns N500,000 a month. Governor Fayemi had told a gathering in Paris, France that the recent []The post Professor’s salary: ASUU dismisses Fayemis claim appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sex-for-marks Scandal: Ex-OAU Professor to be docked by ICPC
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to arraign a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Richard Iyiola Akindele. The spokesperson of the ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa in a statement on Wednesday said, Akindele would be docked at the Federal High Court, Osogbo, for allegedly demanding sex []The post Sex-for-marks Scandal: Ex-OAU Professor to be docked by ICPC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nov/Dec SSCE: NECO announces change in exam date
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Wednesday announced that its November/December 2018 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) earlier scheduled to commence on November 15th, has been shifted to November. 19th. This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Registrar, Mr Abubakar Gana and made available to newsmen in Abuja. ‘Candidates are hereby requested []The post Nov/Dec SSCE: NECO announces change in exam date appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Hijab: UI-owned school insists on retaining dress code
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The International School Ibadan (ISI) says it will continue to maintain the dress code of the 55-year- old institution. This was made public as part of the resolutions arrived at after a meeting of the Parent Teacher Association. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was tension in the school on Monday as []The post Hijab: UI-owned school insists on retaining dress code appeared first on Daily Trust.
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201 make First Class as University of Ibadan graduates 7, 577
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
7,577 students, on Tuesday, graduated with first degrees from the University of Ibadan (UI) at its 2016/2017 Convocation and 70th Foundation Day anniversary at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Ibadan. A breakdown of the figure indicates that 201 finished with First Class; 1, 735 made Second Class (Upper Division); 4,363, Second Class (Lower Division); 834, []The post 201 make First Class as University of Ibadan graduates 7, 577 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Iran executes 2 men accused of economic crimes
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Iran on Wednesday executed two men accused of economic crimes, as part of an effort to stem financial misconduct as the country faces an economic crisis and new U.S. sanctions targeting its oil sector. One of the two executed men was Vahid Mazloumin, dubbed the ‘sultan of coins’ by media, a trader accused of manipulating []The post Iran executes 2 men accused of economic crimes appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UN says 33m people are food insecure in Sahel
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
No fewer than 33 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission have said. The UN bodies, at a joint forum in New York also said building climate resilience and peace, must go hand in hand for the region. The forum said to []The post UN says 33m people are food insecure in Sahel appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Experts seek improved efforts against pneumonia in children
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Experts in the health sector have called on the federal government and other stakeholders to improve efforts towards tackling the burden of pneumonia among children in the country. They made the call during the commemoration of the World Pneumonia Day organised by Save the Children in Abuja on Wednesday. According to statistics from Save the []The post Experts seek improved efforts against pneumonia in children appeared first on Daily Trust.
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$350m pledge to drive family planning targeting young
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
At least three donors have announced up to $350 million in new funding for family planning services and commodities for women and girls spanning nearly 27 of the lowest-income countries. The UK’s Department for International Development will invest some $260m in a new flagship programme Women’s Integrated Sexual Health to ensure voluntary contraception for up []The post $350m pledge to drive family planning targeting young appeared first on Daily Trust.
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WHO warns against misuse of antibiotics
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned the public and healthcare providers against misuse of antibiotics. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti gave the advice in a statement to mark this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Dr Moeti said from being miracle life-savers, antibiotics were becoming ineffective against resistant infectious which could affect []The post WHO warns against misuse of antibiotics appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNICEF urges stakeholders to look into sanitation issues in West, Central Africa
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
In a bid to support 250 million people globally to abandon open defecation and 60 million to gain access to at least basic sanitation services by 2021, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has convened industry, financial institutions, governments and development partners to Strengthen Local Sanitation Markets in West and Central Africa. The meeting []The post UNICEF urges stakeholders to look into sanitation issues in West, Central Africa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Alleged Buhari double and the spirit of public inquiry
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
This week’s reflection is on a trending story that began when Buhari returned from his 104-days of medical treatment in the UK in 2007. Many were surprised that on his return, Buhari, who was a subject of several extremely negative rumours during his medical sojourn in the United Kingdom, came back looking younger and more []The post Alleged Buhari double and the spirit of public inquiry appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Investors to sink $73.08bn in 65 projects in FCT, 18 states ‘ NIPC
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has revealed that investors have announced to spend $73.08 billion to execute 65 projects in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The report, released yesterday by the intelligence unit of the NIPC, indicated that investment announcements were tracked for the first three quarters of 2018. The sectoral []The post Investors to sink $73.08bn in 65 projects in FCT, 18 states ‘ NIPC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Afreximbank launches $15m preparation facility for African projects
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has launched a $15 million project preparation facility aimed at increasing the availability of viable well-prepared projects in Africa. A statement released yesterday by the bank indicated that the Afreximbank Project Preparation Facility (APPF) set up with an initial seed capital investment of up to $15 million was aimed at making []The post Afreximbank launches $15m preparation facility for African projects appeared first on Daily Trust.
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185,000 applicants to access CBN’s AGSMEIS loans
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has said 185, 000 applicants will benefit from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Agri-Business Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) loans nationwide. The NDE Director General, Dr. Nasiru Ladan-Argungu, made this known at the orientation of 450 trainees of four schemes of the agency in Nasarawa State []The post ‘185,000 applicants to access CBN’s AGSMEIS loans’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Maintenance work disrupts electricity in Benin City
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said a recent disruption and subsequent load shedding of electricity supply experienced in some parts of Benin City was due to the maintenance work being executed by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). In statement, the General Manager, Public Affairs of TCN, Ndidi Mbah, said the disruption occurred []The post Maintenance work disrupts electricity in Benin City appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Made-in-Nigeria helicopters get boost as NASENI, NCAA forge partnership
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
If the recent move by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) is anything to go buy, Nigeria may be on the verge of becoming an helicopter-producing country before the end of 2019. Already, the agency has been given a Presidential marching order to produce made-in-Nigeria helicopters through reverse engineering method. It has []The post Made-in-Nigeria helicopters get boost as NASENI, NCAA forge partnership appeared first on Daily Trust.
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TraderMoni: Lagos traders urge sustainability, target more loans
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Traders benefiting from the Federal Government’s interest-free loans, otherwise known as TraderMoni, have appealed for the sustainability of the gesture, saying they needed more of similar initiatives to break even in their businesses. The traders, who made this known to Daily Trust correspondent at the Vegetable and Alaba Rago markets in Lagos, also expressed their []The post TraderMoni: Lagos traders urge sustainability, target more loans appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How flouting of preservation standards’s retarding beans business
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Non-adherence to approved standards for beans preservation has adversely affected the fortunes of beans business in Nigeria. In 2015, the European Union (EU) announced suspension of import of beans into its market due to non-adherence to approved standards in its preservation. The Head of Trade and Economics Section of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and []The post How flouting of preservation standards’s retarding beans business appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fulham appoint Ranieri as manager after sacking Jokanovic
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Fulham have sensationally sacked Slavisa Jokanovic and appointed former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri as his replacement. Jokanovic becomes the first Premier League managerial casualty of the season after six successive defeats left Fulham bottom of the table, three points adrift of safety. Ranieri, who led Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016, has []The post Fulham appoint Ranieri as manager after sacking Jokanovic appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Djokovic overpowers Zverev at ATP Finals
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Novak Djokovic is on the cusp of the ATP Tour finals semi-finals after a 6-4, 6-1 win over Alexander Zverev at the O2 Arena yesterday. Both players served out in the opening set until Djokovic found a break in the tenth game to take the lead. Djokovic broke twice more in the second set as []The post Djokovic overpowers Zverev at ATP Finals appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Youth Olympics silver medalist dreams IAAF World Championships
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
A 100m Youth Olympic silver medalist, Alaba Akintola, says he hopes to make the list of athletes to represent Nigeria at the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships. The event is scheduled to hold from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6 at the renovated multi-purpose Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Akintola said in []The post Youth Olympics silver medalist dreams IAAF World Championships appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Committee predicts 8,500 athletes, officials at 19th Sports Festival
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The chairman, Accreditation sub-committee for the 19th National Sports Festival, Dr Emmanuel Igbinosa has given more insights into the expected number of athletes and officials to participate in the Games. In a chat with Daily Trust, Igbinosa, who is also a deputy director in the sports ministry, stated that over 14,000 athletes and officials have []The post Committee predicts 8,500 athletes, officials at 19th Sports Festival appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bayelsa FA stakeholders want Egbe as chairman
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Few weeks after Bayelsa state hosted the Aiteo Cup women’s final, football stakeholders in state are rooting for the Chief Executive Officer of Monimichelle, Ebi Egbe to come on board as Bayelsa State FA chairman. They believe that as a FIFA match agent, Egbe would take the game of football in Bayelsa state to the []The post Bayelsa FA stakeholders want Egbe as chairman appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Match against corruption gets presidential endorsement
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Mustapha Boss has said the move to mobilise Nigerian youths against the ills of corruption through football and entertainment is a laudable project that Nigerians should key into. Speaking yesterday in Abuja, the SGF said any initiative that will help uproot the menace of corruption in []The post Match against corruption gets presidential endorsement appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Radwanska announces retirement
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, a former Wimbledon finalist, announced her retirement from tennis at the age of only 29 on Wednesday, citing health issues. ‘Today, after 13 years of playing tennis competitively, I have decided to end my career,’ Radwanska said on her Facebook page. ‘Unfortunately, I am no longer able to train and play the []The post Radwanska announces retirement appeared first on Daily Trust.
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