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Boko Haram: Buhari, 5 Presidents meet in Chad tomorrow
Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina said the meeting was convened by President Buhari, in his capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).

He said the one-day meeting will review the security situation in the areas affected by Boko Haram insurgency and adopt measures to enhance the capacity of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to meet the challenges of securing the areas.

The presidents of the LCBC member countries of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and the Central African Republic have been invited to attend the meeting. The President of Benin Republic, a troop-contributing country, has also been invited to attend.

The MNJTF and the national operations of the affected countries have appreciably degraded the capacity of the Boko Haram terrorists, although the insurgents still retain the capacity to attack isolated targets in desperate search for supplies.
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Saraki, Atiku move to pacify Ekweremadu
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Senate President Bukola Saraki and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, among other party bigwigs are making frantic ‘efforts to cajole Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu to remain in the party, Daily Trust has learnt. It was gathered that as part of the efforts to convince Ekweremadu to remain in PDP, Saraki, Atiku []The post Saraki, Atiku move to pacify Ekweremadu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why I’m supporting Buhari ‘ Obasanjo’s son
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The President of Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) and son of a former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Olujonwo, has said since politics is not a war or a battle, he has every right to support the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari as against his father’s choice of a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. Olujonwo said this []The post Why I’m supporting Buhari Obasanjo’s son appeared first on Daily Trust.
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200 aspirants attend APC reconciliation c’ttee in Bauchi
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Over 200 aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that contested for various positions during the party’s primary elections attended the sitting of the APC National Reconciliation Committee ‘for North East ‘held in Bauchi. The North East delegation of the committee is headed by Nassarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, while his Jigawa and []The post 200 aspirants attend APC reconciliation c’ttee in Bauchi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BCO makes case for El-Rufai over running mate
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), yesterday, said Governor Nasir el-Rufai is not against the Christians in Kaduna State when he picked a Muslim as his running mate ahead of next year’s elections. The BCO, therefore, pleaded with Christians in Kaduna not to lose confidence in El-Rufai, saying the governor did not have any ulterior motive. []The post BCO makes case for El-Rufai over running mate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi assembly members boycott plenary over allowances
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly have boycotted plenary session over alleged non-payment of their constituency allowances by the state government. Daily Trust reports that the House adjourned plenary two weeks ago and resumed on Tuesday, but the plenary could not hold following the boycott. The lawmakers had gathered at the assembly complex []The post Kogi assembly members boycott plenary over allowances appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku fighting a worthy cause ‘ Cocodia
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Coordinator of Atiku Campaign Organisation in Bayelsa State, Chief Collins Cocodia, yesterday, said the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is fighting a just cause to rescue Nigeria from economic challenges. Chief Cocodia, who is also the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Labour, Employment and Productivity, said this during a meeting with Non-Indigenes Association of Nigeria, []The post Atiku fighting a worthy cause Cocodia appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gombe senator defects to APC
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
APDP Senator from Gombe State, Joshua Lidani, has joined the APC. Sen. Lidani’s defection was announced yesterday on the floor of the Senate by Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe). After the announcement, APC senators broke into a rapturous ‘applause as they welcomed Lidani into their fold. Sen. Lawan remarked that, ‘He should be given []The post Gombe senator defects to APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC rep defects to SDP
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Member representing Maiyama/koko-Besse Federal Constituency of Kebbi State, Salisu Garba Koko, has joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) from the ruling APC. SDP National Publicity Secretary, Alfa Mohammed, who confirmed this yesterday in Abuja, added that more Reps were being expected in the days ahead. Hon. Mohammed said the SDP had become the most []The post ‘APC rep defects to SDP appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Monitor urges Buhari to resist pressure on Electoral Act
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Election Monitor (EM) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari thoroughly check the 4th version of the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill 2018 before signing it into law. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Abiodun Ajijola, said yesterday in Abuja that with less than 80 days to the 2019 general elections, President Buhari should also seek []The post Monitor urges Buhari to resist pressure on Electoral Act appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP inaugurates presidential campaign council tomorrow
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will inaugurate its 2019 Presidential Campaign Council tomorrow (Thursday) at the Legacy House in Abuja. The partys National Executive Committee (NEC), which is the second highest decision-making organ of the party is also meeting today to discuss critical issues relating to campaigns. Sources at the Wadata Plaza, the partys National []The post PDP inaugurates presidential campaign council tomorrow appeared first on Daily Trust.
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EFCC arraigns businessman for providing false information
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
A businessman, Rashid Huthman, who the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused of providing false information to an official of the commission on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos. The EFCC charged Huthman alongside his company, Complete Leisure Estate Ltd with making false information to a public official. The []The post EFCC arraigns businessman for providing false information appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BREAKING: CrossCheck Nigeria launches platform to combat fake news
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
As part of measures to combat fake news and misinformation in Nigeria, First Draft News in collaboration with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) has launched a website platform called ‘CrossCheck Nigeria’ to tackle the menace. The website is aimed at verifying news, pictures and videos that circulate on all social media platforms in []The post BREAKING: CrossCheck Nigeria launches platform to combat fake news appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tight security in Maiduguri as President Buhari visits
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Security has been beefed up in Maiduguri and environs as President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to visit the town to declare open the Fourth Quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this is first time the president will be gracing the quarterly chief of army staff conference since []The post Tight security in Maiduguri as President Buhari visits appeared first on Daily Trust.
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COAS Conference: Buhari departs Abuja for Maiduguri
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Maiduguri, Borno State, to attend the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference. The conference was earlier scheduled to take place from 26 -28 November 2018 in Benin, Edo state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the change in the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference []The post COAS Conference: Buhari departs Abuja for Maiduguri appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NHRC receives 1,106 petitions in Plateau, Nasarawa, Kogi, Benue, Niger
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The North-Central Office of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has received 1,106 cases of human right abuse from five states under its control in the last ten months. Mrs Grace Pam, the coordinator in charge of the zone, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos that the petitions were mostly []The post NHRC receives 1,106 petitions in Plateau, Nasarawa, Kogi, Benue, Niger appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Troops repell Boko Haram attack in Kukawa
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Nigerian Army said its troops repelled Boko Haram insurgents’ attack in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno. The army said in its twitter handle that the troops repelled the insurgents’ attack while the insurgents were attempting to infiltrate Cross-Kauwa in Kukawa at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday. It added that it would provide details []The post Troops repell Boko Haram attack in Kukawa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: When Sen. Ogbuoji becomes Ebonyi governor
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
When a political office holder in the legislative arm becomes an engine of positive influence and empowerment to his people, then if he comes to the saddle as the chief executive of a state, the only thing that can happen is leadership. The point of discussion here is the senator representing Ebonyi South district in []The post 2019: When Sen. Ogbuoji becomes Ebonyi governor appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Still on the massacre at Metele
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The massacre of over one hundred soldiers of the 175 Task Force Batalion at Metele last week by the Boko Haram and their affiliates, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWP) should invoke in us as a Nation the highest sense of solidarity with the very gallant soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice. The incident, []The post Still on the massacre at Metele appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Should civil servants participate in partisan politics
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
In its Tuesday 12th November edition, Daily Trust highlights how civil servants who failed to get their party nomination for the 2015 general elections were reabsorbed into the service. I personally was never aware that there are Supreme Court rulings which permit civil servants to be members of political parties, to declare their interest to []The post Should civil servants participate in partisan politics’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How varsity lecturers feed fat on postgraduate students
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Apostgraduate student of the National Open University, is in a dilemma on what to do to finish her project before graduation time. Her project supervisor is demanding that she gives him N90,000 so he can fix the project for her. The student who would not want to be named, is a young mother of one []The post How varsity lecturers feed fat on postgraduate students appeared first on Daily Trust.
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World Bank says Nigeria spends $200 per student annually
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
World Bank Senior Director and Head of Education Global Practice, Mr. Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi said Nigeria has one of the lowest education spending in the world, devoting only a paltry $200 to each student per year. Chanduvi who stated this at a 2-day stakeholders’ workshop in Abuja on Sustainable Funding for Education in Nigeria, jointly []The post World Bank says Nigeria spends $200 per student annually appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gov’t needs more support to address education infrastructure deficit
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said government needs more support from individuals and corporate organisations to address infrastructural deficit in the education sector. The governor, who stated this in Lagos recently when the chairman of Caverton Offshore Support Group, Aderemi Makanjuola, donated a 500-seat lecture theatre to Lagos State University to commemorate his 70th []The post ‘Gov’t needs more support to address education infrastructure deficit’ appeared first
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NTIC students produce biodiesel from cassava, palm wine
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Students of Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC), Abuja have produced fuel from cassava and palm wine which is among projects exhibited at their 5th annual science and arts fair in Abuja recently. The Principal of NTIC Abuja Boys Section, Mr. Muazu Omeji, speaking on the significance of project, said biodiesel is an alternative energy source []The post NTIC students produce biodiesel from cassava, palm wine appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Technical varsity chancellor endows scholarship for indigent students
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Chairman of AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Limited and Chancellor of Nigeria’s Premier Technical University, First Technical University, Ibadan, Chief Tunde Afolabi, has endowed a scholarship scheme to support exceptionally brilliant but indigent students that are unable to afford university education. Awarded through the Josephus Foundation, the scholarship is strictly merit-based and covers tuition, []The post Technical varsity chancellor endows scholarship for indig
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Buhari reduces UTME fees to encourage tertiary education ‘ JAMB
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reduction of the registration fees for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Board Examination (UTME) from N5,000 to N3,500, a statement from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said on Wednesday. The statement signed by JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the president approved this reduction to []The post Buhari reduces UTME fees to encourage tertiary education JAMB appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BREAKING: FG reduces JAMB, NECO, BECE fees
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Federal Government has approved the reduction of the fees for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the National Examination Council (NECO) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The approval was granted during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the State House Villa, Abuja. Minister []The post BREAKING: FG reduces JAMB, NECO, BECE fees appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Akwa Ibom: NANS threaten to invade State Assembly over plans to impeach speaker
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Wednesday threatened to invade Akwa-ibom State Assembly to protest against any attempt to unconstitutionally impeach the speaker of the house. The Students said any attempt to truncate democracy in the state will be resisted because democratic system have come to stay in Nigeria. Addressing a news []The post Akwa Ibom: NANS threaten to invade State Assembly over plans to impeach speaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bello lauds armed forces on FCT peace, security
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has commended the armed forces and other security agencies on their contribution to peace and security in the FCT. Malam Bello who spoke while welcoming the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Senior Course 41 participants from Jaji, Kaduna State, yesterday in Abuja, []The post Bello lauds armed forces on FCT peace, security appeared first on Daily Trust.
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God will expose killers of my deputy ‘ Abaji chair
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, has said God will expose those involved in the abduction and killing of his Vice Chairman, Mohammed Rizoma. Alhaji Ajiya said this when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the late vice chairman at Adagba village on Tuesday. The chairman, who was accompanied []The post God will expose killers of my deputy Abaji chair appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Property owners appeal to FCT minister to correct anomaly
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Chairman of Zaudan Pazeri Property Owners Association, Mr. Friday Ugoala, has urged the Minister of the FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello, to correct the injustice of the past by allowing allotees to develop their lands. Mr. Ugoala, while addressing journalists, said more than 3,000 plots allocated to mostly traders at the Dei-Dei Building Materials Market []The post Property owners appeal to FCT minister to correct anomaly appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCT residents urged to have confidence in electoral process
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Country Representative of Westmister Foundation for Democracy (WFD), Adebowale Olorunmola, has urged residents of the FCT, especially women and youths, to have trust in the electoral process. Olorunmola said the residents should have confidence in the electoral process so that they would be able to go out and vote and believe their votes would []The post FCT residents urged to have confidence in electoral process appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCTA denies erosion threat in 20 communities
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has denied a media report that 20 communities in the FCT are being threatened by erosion. The FCTA maintained that it was committed to ensuring the safety of lives and property of residents of the territory. The Public Relations Officer of Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD), Meeme Felicia, in []The post FCTA denies erosion threat in 20 communities appeared first on Daily Trust.
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8 suspected cultists nabbed over death of police officer
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Eight suspected members of a secret cult gang, whom the police described as members of the Aiye confraternity, have been arrested over their alleged involvement in the death of a police officer attached to the Ijanikin police station in Lagos. The Lagos police command was, by press time yesterday, still keeping the name of the []The post 8 suspected cultists nabbed over death of police officer appeared first on Daily Trust.
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4 men arraigned for alleged cultism, affray
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Four suspected cultists were yesterday arraigned before an Ogba magistrate court in Lagos for alleged membership of an unlawful society and also causing breach of the peace in the society. The four men Ibrahim Raji, 20; Azeez Fawaz, 19; Dayo Ogunbayo, 24; and Kabiru Akande 24 whose addresses were not given, were arraigned []The post 4 men arraigned for alleged cultism, affray appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Demolition: Affected residents accuse Fayose of not paying them compensation
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Residents of the Ijoka community in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, have sought the assistance of the state government on compensation on the alleged demolition of their houses by the administration of former governor, Ayodele Fayose. Making the appeal yesterday during a courtesy call on the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, the aggrieved residents, led []The post Demolition: Affected residents accuse Fayose of not paying them compensation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court jails man 5 years for burglary, stealing
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
A magistrate court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, yesterday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Yusuf Ishola, to five years imprisonment for burglary and theft. Ishola, of no fixed address, had pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of burglary and stealing. The prosecutor, Famous Edegbue, had told the court that the accused committed the offences, []The post Court jails man 5 years for burglary, stealing appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ukraine demands immediate release of sailors detained by Russia
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Ukraine has demanded the immediate release of its sailors who were apprehended at sea on Sunday by Russian naval forces following a confrontation. Russian coastguard ships opened fire on Sunday as two Ukrainian gunboats and a tug sailed through the Kerch Strait off the coast of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. 24 []The post Ukraine demands immediate release of sailors detained by Russia appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Russia to deploy new S-400 missiles on Crimea
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula soon, the Interfax news agency cited the Russian defense ministry as saying on Wednesday. News of the deployment comes after Ukraine introduced martial law for 30 days. The laws were introduced in parts of the country following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian navy []The post Russia to deploy new S-400 missiles on Crimea appeared first on Daily Trust.
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U.S concludes 5-year programme for 500,000 AIDS orphans, vulnerable children in Nigeria
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has concluded a five-year programme that provided support for 500,000 children orphaned or made vulnerable by the AIDS epidemic, and 125,000 of their caregivers. Since 2013, the $45.3 million Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods (SMILE) activity, funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), []The post U.S concludes 5-year programme for 500,000 AIDS orphans, vulnerable children in Nigeria ap
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Diaspora: Medical professionals to provide volunteer health services in Nigeria ‘ Buhari
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Plans are ongoing to bring Nigerian medical professionals abroad to provide volunteer health services in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Buhari revealed this on Wednesday at the ongoing Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit 2018 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The summit, with the theme: ‘Activating Diaspora Investments for a Diversified Economy,” is aimed at attracting []The post Diaspora: Medical professionals to provide volunteer health services in Nigeria
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Peter Obi, South East Leaders and 2019
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The news that South East Governors and other major political office holders stayed away from the installation of former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the Waziri Adamawa on November 22, 2018, in Yola, has sparked concerns about possible disaffections within the PDP following the selection of Peter Obi as Atiku’s running mate. Earlier, the []The post Peter Obi, South East Leaders and 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Oil price stability tops Nigeria, S/Arabia agenda ahead OPEC meeting
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and his counterpart from Saudi Arabia, Khalid Al-Falih, held talks yesterday on the need to present a harmonized position ahead of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria December 6. Both ministers, who briefed the press in Abuja after meeting Vice President []The post Oil price stability tops Nigeria, S/Arabia agenda ahead OPEC meeting appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Passengers stranded as aircraft shortage hits aviation industry
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Airline passengers travelling from the Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos, to other parts of the country are currently facing hard times as shortage of aircraft hits domestic airlines, Daily Trust can report. Many passengers have been stranded at the airport as from Monday as the only few airlines operating were under pressure owing to the current []The post Passengers stranded as aircraft shortage hits aviation industry appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Manufacturing, export to soar as commodity exchange starts trading
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
There are indications that organised trading of primary products on the Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX) will raise manufacturing activities and exports in the country. Experts believe that the trading activities on the exchange will reduce the over $8.9 billion post-harvest losses as estimated by the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute. Recently, the NCX said it []The post Manufacturing, export to soar as commodity exchange starts trading appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari’s economic policies’ve yielded good fruits ‘ Udoma
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
The Minister of Budget and Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, has insisted that the current administration is delivering on its three key campaign promises: to fix the economy, fight corruption and combat insecurity in the North East, even as he disclosed that the administration’s strategic economic plan, the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), is []The post Buhari’s economic policies’ve yielded good fruits Udoma appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NCC to shut 88 illegal SIM registration centres
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Eighty eight illegal SIM registration spots uncovered across the country by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) will soon be shut down, the commission has said. This is in a bid to stop the menace of improperly registered, unregistered and pre-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards, said the commission. The Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, (EC, SM) []The post NCC to shut 88 illegal SIM registration centres appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NERC tells operators to comply with rules as power accidents claim 453 lives
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
At least 453 persons were electrocuted in 46 months between 2015 and October 2018, latest report of the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has shown. At the Power Safety Summit (PSS) in Abuja yesterday, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, urged power sector operators to comply with NERC rules on []The post NERC tells operators to comply with rules as power accidents claim 453 lives appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Solid defending was key to Super Falcons’ victory ‘ Dennerby
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw with Cameroon to claim a final berth and coach Thomas Dennerby has revealed that his backline was key to their victory. Despite the Indomitable Lionesses’ dominance, the Super Falcons were rock solid at the rear with captain Onome Ebi holding sway coupled with goalkeeper Tochukwu []The post Solid defending was key to Super Falcons’ victory Dennerby appeared first on Daily Trust.
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