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Real reasons Gov Ahmed dropped Senate ambition
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The governor of Kwara State, Dr Abdulfattah Ahmed, who was the Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Kwara South Senatorial district in the 2019 elections recently dropped his ambition for the incumbent Senator Rafiu Ibrahim to serve second term in the Senate amidst speculations that all is not well after recent defections []The post Real reasons Gov Ahmed dropped Senate ambition appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sokoto group not violent ‘ Police
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Against the backdrop of alleged activities of new armed group in Tangaza and Gudu local government areas of Sokoto State, the police have confirmed they are herders, not known to be violent but strongly suspected to be armed. Also, local authorities and residents have spoken on the prevailing situation in their areas. Briefing journalists on []The post Sokoto group not violent ‘ Police appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yari, associates still in APC despite closure of INEC’s substitution window
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
As the Independent National Electoral Commission’s window for the substitution of candidates closed yesterday, Governor Abdulazeez Yari and his political associates chose to remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daily Trust on Sunday gathered. Sources said the governor would remain in the party while vigorously pursuing his case in the court. The All Progressive []The post Yari, associates still in APC despite closure of INEC’s substitution window appeared first on Daily Trust
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Marafa pledges to remain in APC, work for Buhari
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
One of the aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, Senator Kabiru Marafa, has vowed to remain in the party and work for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. Marafa, in a statement in Abuja, said he would also remain in the party to fight what he called the injustice done to him and []The post Marafa pledges to remain in APC, work for Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: Many Lagosians are migrating, says Jimi Agbaje
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, yesterday kicked off his campaign, promising to end the reign of ‘vested interest’, which he said has retarded the growth of the state. He said contrary to the thinking in some quarters, Lagos is not working because ‘it is the vested interest []The post 2019: Many Lagosians are migrating, says Jimi Agbaje appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dana Air to deploy more flights over nationwide shortage
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Dana Air has concluded its recertification exercise conducted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and has assured its guests of additional flights to ease the pain of travellers who have had to bear the high cost of tickets as a result of flight shortage across the country. The airline also revealed its plan to []The post Dana Air to deploy more flights over nationwide shortage appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bayelsa govt appoints ex-DSS boss Seiyefa as pro-chancellor
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The Bayelsa State governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has announced the appointment of the immediate past acting Director General of the Department of State Services (DSD) Mr. Matthew Seiyefa, as the new pro-chancellor and chairman of governing council of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government. Mr. Seiyefa, who only recently retired from []The post Bayelsa govt appoints ex-DSS boss Seiyefa as pro-chancellor appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Abuja to host 1st APC national women summit
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The first All Progressives Congress (APC) National Women Leadership and Project 4+4 Women Ambassadors summit/retreat will hold in Abuja on Tuesday. The programme will shed light on the achievements of the present Muhammadu Buhari administration, Comrade Garba Musa Bello, National Coordinator, Project 4+4, Buhari/Osinbajo 2019, said. He said President Muhammadu Buhari will be the special []The post Abuja to host 1st APC national women summit appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Zamfara Civilian JTF: ‘We’re ready to sacrifice our lives for our communities
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The newly recruited Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Zamfara State said they were ready to put their lives on the line to defend their communities. They said they were aware of the risk involved in confronting the armed bandits, but they were determined to fight for the safety of their people. Members of []The post Zamfara Civilian JTF: ‘We’re ready to sacrifice our lives for our communities’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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As Zamfara sanctioned traditional rulers over alleged ties with bandits
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
In a rare decision, the Zamfara State government came hard on some traditional rulers with alleged links with bandits terrorizing the state. It was a strange development when the Zamfara State Government announced the deposition of two and suspension of two other district heads over alleged links with suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers []The post As Zamfara sanctioned traditional rulers over alleged ties with bandits appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fact checking: Has President Muhammadu Buhari died and been replaced by an impostor
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
A number of high-profile public figures in Nigeria, including a former government minister, have claimed President Muhammadu Buhari is dead and is being imitated by a man called ‘Jubril’ ‘from Sudan’. CrosscheckNigeria, a collaboration of newsrooms in Nigeria which includes The ICIR has investigated this claim and found no evidence to support it. The earliest []The post Fact checking: Has President Muhammadu Buhari died and been replaced by an impostor’ appeared first on
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Sokoto govt spends N3b on scholarship
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The Sokoto state government has spent over three billion Naira on scholarship in the last three years. Executive Chairman, Sokoto State Scholarship Board, Altine Shehu Kajiji told newsmen on Saturday. He explained that the money were spent in paying tuition fees, accommodation, feeding and pocket money to over 400 indigenous students studying abroad. He added []The post Sokoto govt spends N3b on scholarship appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PTDF opens application for 2019/20 overseas scholarship programme
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) says application process is open for qualified Nigerians to apply for its 2019/20 overseas scholarship scheme for Msc and PhD studies The Fund made the announcement in a statement signed by Mr kalu Otisi, Head, Press and External Affairs, in Abuja. ‘Qualified Nigerian youths desirous of acquiring advanced degrees []The post PTDF opens application for 2019/20 overseas scholarship programme appeared first on Daily Trust.
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No work, no pay for striking ASUU members
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The Federal Government has ordered Vice Chancellors to enforce no-work-no-pay rule where lecturers belonging to Academic Staff Union of Universities, are on strike. According to The Nation, the directive was said to have been communicated to the universities in a memo sent by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) through the vice chancellors. The memo was []The post No work, no pay for striking ASUU members appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Armed ‘Lakurawa’ group: Situation calm in Sokoto’s Gudu and Tangaza LGs ‘ Police
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Following alleged activities of an armed group in Tangaza area of Sokoto, the state Police command has assured that situation of the area has remained calm and that no ugly incident was recorded. Commissioner for Police, Murtala Mani who disclosed this Saturday while speaking with journalists in Sokoto, added that the Police intelligence and combat []The post Armed ‘Lakurawa’ group: Situation calm in Sokoto’s Gudu and Tangaza LGs Police appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Falling oil prices may make Trump happy but they pose risks for US
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Oil prices have plunged by about 25 percent in the last month while the cost of gasoline has tumbled to as little as $2 a gallon in several states. President Trump is pushing for even lower prices, calling it ‘a big Tax Cut for America and the World.’ But Mr. Trump is playing a tricky []The post Falling oil prices may make Trump happy but they pose risks for US appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ex-US president George Bush dies at 94
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died, after months of declining health. He was aged 94. His death was announced by his family Friday night on Twitter. ‘George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died []The post Ex-US president George Bush dies at 94 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NAIIS: How Katsina, others fared in world’s largest HIV population based survey
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The federal government in June this year launched a survey tagged ‘Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS)’ to enable it develop strategies towards eradication of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B and C. The survey examines the distribution of HIV and hepatitis B and C disease in the country and the coverage and impact of HIV []The post NAIIS: How Katsina, others fared in world’s largest HIV population based survey appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why we shouldn’t like coffee, but we do
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Why do we like the bitter taste of coffee’ Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances. By evolutionary logic, we should want to spit it out. But, it turns out, the more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink, reports a []The post Why we shouldn’t like coffee, but we do appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2018 World AIDS Day : Only 38 per cent of Nigerians know their HIV status-AHF
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The Country Program Director, AIDS HealthCare Foundation, AHF, Dr. Echey Ijezie, has said that only about 38 per cent of Nigerians are aware of their HIV status. Ijezie made this statement during the foundations commemoration of 2018 World AIDS Day with a series of activities which culminated in a road walk in Abuja. He said []The post 2018 World AIDS Day : Only 38 per cent of Nigerians know their HIV status-AHF appeared first on Daily Trust.
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World AIDS Day: AHF to test 4,500 in Kogi, Govt to abolish users’ fees
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
A non governmental organization, Aids Health Foundation (AHF) Nigeria on Saturday says about 4,500 people will be offered free HIV testing and counseling in Kogi State as part of its activities to mark the 2018 World Aids Day. Kogi State Coordinator of AHF Nigeria, Dr Balogun Stephen disclosed this in Lokoja after a road walk []The post World AIDS Day: AHF to test 4,500 in Kogi, Govt to abolish users fees appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Who is afraid of a political debate
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The presidential debate for the 2019 elections will be held on January 19, one month before the event on February 16. The Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG), which convenes and hosts debates for presidential, vice-presidential and governorship elections, is a non-partisan coalition of professional, broadcast and civil society organizations groups committed to deepening democracy in []The post Who is afraid of a political debate’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Super Falcons conquer African football to win 9th AWCON title
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The Super Falcons have again shown their supremacy in African football to win the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) for the ninth time. The game went into extra time after a keenly contested 120-minute that ended in a goalless stalemate in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria had the chance to take the lead in the 75th []The post Super Falcons conquer African football to win 9th AWCON title appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Jos Polo tourney as driving force for peace in the Plateau
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
In a bid to ensure a long lasting peace in Plateau State, the Jos Polo Club and corporate organizations are hoping to use the noble game of kings, Polo for yet another quest at the forthcoming 2018 Jos Polo Tournament. Polo has been the major driving force for peace in the state for decades now []The post Jos Polo tourney as driving force for peace in the Plateau appeared first on Daily Trust.
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$1 million Gauntlet Polo Series Gallops of Feb 2019
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
The United States Polo Association (USPA), USPA Global Licensing (USPAGL) and International Polo Club have announced the arrival of a new high-stakes tournament series due to start in February 2019. The Gauntlet of Polo Series will see players from across the world battle for the coveted C.V. Whitney Cup, The USPA Gold Cup and The []The post $1 million Gauntlet Polo Series Gallops of Feb 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nico Rosberg blames Ferrari for loss to Mercedes
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
2016 Formula 1 champion, Nico Rosberg believes Ferrari’s ‘strategy mistakes’ and lack of ‘team cohesion’ were part of the reason they lost out to Mercedes last season. Although Ferrari arrived on the Melbourne grid with arguably the fastest car, the Scuderia’s campaign fell apart mid-season. Mistakes from Vettel allowed Lewis Hamilton to edge ahead in []The post Nico Rosberg blames Ferrari for loss to Mercedes appeared first on Daily Trust.
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James Dasaolu seeks public help for ‘career-saving’ surgery
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Olympic sprinter James Dasaolu has appealed for public help to pay for ‘vital’ surgery, which he says will save his career. The London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympian, who missed the 2018 Commonwealth Games with injury, ruptured his Achilles tendon in training on Friday. Dasaolu requires an estimated 25,000 if he is to have any []The post James Dasaolu seeks public help for ‘career-saving’ surgery appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria beat South Africa to claim 9th AWCON trophy
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Nigeria beat South Africa to claim 9th AWCON trophy The Super Falcons of Nigeria have won the 2019 TOTAL Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON, in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-3 on penalty shootout after the game ended scoreless draw. The Super Falcons were champions in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014 []The post Nigeria beat South Africa to claim 9th AWCON trophy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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LIVE: Nigeria vs South Africa (AWCON Final)
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
STATS | Check out the full-time stats! Which team had the better overall performance’ #TotalAWCON18 #NGARSA pic.twitter.com/h4NhwtklFn ‘ CAF (@CAF_Online) December 1, 2018 PENALTY SHOOT-OUT | Nigeria South Africa [0-0] 4-3 #TotalAWCON18 #NGARSA pic.twitter.com/bp8sGIcfhX ‘ CAF (@CAF_Online) December 1, 2018 PENALTY MISSED | Linda Motlhalo misses a penalty for South Africa! #TotalAWCON18 #NGARSA pic.twitter.com/tDj1fmC2WL []The post LIVE: Nigeria vs South Africa (AWCON Final) appe
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