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Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Friday 7th December 2018

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Friday 7th December 2018

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Niger gov to APC: Refund nomination fees to douse tension
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State, yesterday, advised the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to refund the money paid by aspirants to obtain expression of interest and nomination forms for various offices to douse tension. The governor made the appeal during a consultative meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of []The post Niger gov to APC: Refund nomination fees to douse tension appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Atiku, Secondus, Fayose, Saraki, others insist Buhari must be defeated
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, in Ibadan, insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari must be defeated in the 2019 general elections. The PDP leaders spoke at the South West PDP rally held []The post Atiku, Secondus, Fayose, Saraki, others insist Buhari must be defeated appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Picketing NASS an offence punishable by law ‘ Reps
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The spokesman of the House of Representatives, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC, Adamawa), has warned that it is a grave offence punishable by law for anyone or group of people to stop lawmakers from gaining access into any of the chambers of the National Assembly. Hon. Namdas said this yesterday in Abuja while briefing newsmen after laying []The post Picketing NASS an offence punishable by law Reps appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Defected commissioner a mole ‘ Lagos APC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Lagos State chapter of the APC has described the former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olawale Oluwo, as a mole who had been working for the PDP. The APC State Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe in a statement yesterday attributed the former commissioner’s resignation and expression of support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Jimi []The post Defected commissioner a mole Lagos APC appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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3 APC candidates deny signing withdrawal forms
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Three Lagos State House of Assembly candidates of the APC have voiced concern over alleged forged signatures bearing their names on the withdrawal forms sent to INEC. The APC candidates are Hon. Rauf Olawale Age-Sulaiman (Amuwo-Odofin II), Hon. Olumoh Saad Lukman (Ajeromi Ifelodun I) and Hon. Olanrewaju Suleiman Afinni (Lagos Island II). In a jointly []The post 3 APC candidates deny signing withdrawal forms appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Okorocha urges Buhari to call Oshiomhole to order
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to stop abusing him and ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo. Gov. Okorocha lamented the manner Oshiomhole had been allegedly abusing sitting governors and Obasanjo, saying it was unbecoming of any chairman of a []The post Okorocha urges Buhari to call Oshiomhole to order appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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I wasn’t target of attack in Jigawa ‘ Rep Kila
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
A Member of the House of Representatives from Jigawa State, Yuguda Hassan Kila, has denied being the target of an attack by thugs during a reconciliation meeting of some members of the APC on Saturday. The ‘meeting was called to reconcile aggrieved members of the party in Gwaram Local Government Area of the state, but []The post I wasn’t target of attack in Jigawa Rep Kila appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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APC group doubts Akeredolu’s ‘loyalty’ to APC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
A political group, APC Solidarity Group (ASG), has voiced doubt over the loyalty of Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State to the ruling party in its move to retain power in 2019. The convener of the Ondo State-based group, Com. Gbenga Bojuwomi, in a statement he read yesterday while addressing journalists at the APC national []The post APC group doubts Akeredolu’s ‘loyalty’ to APC appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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PDP youth leader slams El-Rufai over claim on Sokoto rally
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The PDP Youth Leader in Kaduna State, Alhaji Aliyu Bello, has faulted the claim by Governor Nasir El-Rufai that the people who attended the rally of Atiku Abubakar in Sokoto State were hired from Niger Republic. Bello, in a statement yesterday said whether el-Rufai liked it or not, the rally marked the funeral of APC []The post PDP youth leader slams El-Rufai over claim on Sokoto rally appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Sen Kashamu chides PDP
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, yesterday, said the national leadership of the PDP cannot be stronger than the judiciary and God. Sen. Kashamu was reacting to a statement credited to the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, that Ladipopu Adebutu remained the official gubernatorial candidate of the party in Ogun State. Our correspondent []The post Sen Kashamu chides PDP appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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2019 polls result to reflect people’s will, Buhari says
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that all will be done to ensure that the results of the 2019 general elections reflect the will of the people. He said Nigerians reserved the right to elect leaders at various levels in 2019 and that all efforts would be made to safeguard the integrity of the process. The []The post 2019 polls result to reflect people’s will, Buhari says appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Kenyan schoolgirls win Daily Trust African of the Year Award
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Selection Committee of the Daily Trust African of the Year, headed by former President of Botswana Mr. Festus Mogae, has chosen a group of five Kenyan schoolgirls as winners of the African of the Year for 2018. Stacy Owino, Purity Achieng, Ivy Akinyi, Synthia Otieno and Macrine Atieno, from the western Kenyan city of []The post Kenyan schoolgirls win Daily Trust African of the Year Award appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Insurgency: Army appoints new commanders
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Nigerian Army has said it appointed new commanders across the theatre of Operation Lafiya Dole to inject new hands in the fight against terrorism. Army spokesman Brig Gen Sani Usman said in a statement that the army authorised the posting and appointments of some of its senior officers on Thursday, December 6. He said []The post Insurgency: Army appoints new commanders appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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FG, oil marketers agree on settlement of unpaid claims
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Federal Government and petroleum marketers yesterday agreed on settlement of outstanding claims and assured that operations at all depots and sales will continue until further notice. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by officials of the federal government and representatives of the petroleum marketers in Abuja. A statement from Paul Ella []The post FG, oil marketers agree on settlement of unpaid claims appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Senate directs payment of subsidy arrears to marketers
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Senate yesterday urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency direct all concerned agencies to immediately pay subsidy arrears to oil marketers. Senators also urged the oil marketers to, as a matter of national interest, rescind their decision on the 7-day ultimatum they gave to government on the matter and allow necessary []The post Senate directs payment of subsidy arrears to marketers appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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30 pregnant women die daily in Zamfara ‘ NMA
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
At least 30 pregnant women die daily in Zamfara State, the vice chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in the state, Dr Mannir Bature, has disclosed. Bature spoke at a town hall meeting with the state’s governorship candidates with the theme ‘Our Government, Our Health’, organized by Advocacy Nigeria for improved maternal health and children []The post 30 pregnant women die daily in Zamfara ‘ NMA appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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I can’t be Nigerian president at 77 ‘ Abdulsalami
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar says he cannot return as civilian president of Nigeria, asking what he could do if elected president at 77. He said it was high time the old generation mentored and encouraged younger Nigerians to take over the leadership of the nation. He spoke yesterday at a book launch []The post I can’t be Nigerian president at 77 ‘ Abdulsalami appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Alleged N6.3bn fraud: We delivered N4bn to Jang ‘ Witness
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Habila Dung, a Prosecuting Witness four (PW4) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, yesterday told a Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos how he and Yusuf Pam, a former cashier of the Office of the Secretary to the State Government delivered N4 billion classified expenditure money to former Governor Jonah Jang from January, []The post Alleged N6.3bn fraud: We delivered N4bn to Jang ‘ Witness appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Benue dep. gov presents 2019 budget
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Benue State Deputy Governor Benson Abounu yesterday on behalf of Governor Samuel Ortom presented a budget draft of N196.5 billion for 2019 fiscal year, to the State House of Assembly. The deputy governor said the economic sector took the highest share of N86.4 billion followed by the social sector with N52.9 billion. He said the []The post Benue dep. gov presents 2019 budget appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Yobe spends N111.2bn on roads, bridges
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The administration of Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam spent N111,261,279,966.00 to construct 1,272 kilometres of roads and bridges. The Commissioner for Works, Transport and Energy, Shettima Lawan Ali, disclosed this in Damaturu yesterday at the ministerial briefing to highlight Gaidam’s administration’s achievements. ‘The leadership of our amiable governor has from 2007 to date constructed 1,272 []The post Yobe spends N111.2bn on roads, bridges appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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SON intercepts N23bn worth of contraband in 2018
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has intercepted N22.7 billion worth of contraband between January and December 2018. SON said the figure might rise above N23bn before the end of the year. It said top on the list of the seizures were adulterated lubricants, electric cables, cylinders and tyres. It also raised alarm over the []The post SON intercepts N23bn worth of contraband in 2018 appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Osinbajo unveils AfDB funded $258m intervention in north-east
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
About $258million African Development Bank (AfDB) funded intervention projects in the north-east region of the country was unveiled in Abuja yesterday by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The programme will be in partnership with the Nigerian government and is to activate critical impact areas of recovery in the region, ravaged by the insurgent group Boko []The post Osinbajo unveils AfDB funded $258m intervention in north-east appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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IT start-ups contribute $101m to Nigeria’s economy in Q3 ‘ NITDA
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Over $101 million was contributed to the Nigerian economy in the third quarter of 2018 by Information Technology (IT) start-ups in the country. The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, disclosed this during the ‘Start-ups Friday’ programme in Abuja. Dr. Pantami, who said this achievement was []The post IT start-ups contribute $101m to Nigeria’s economy in Q3 NITDA appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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LCCI: Businesses weighed down in 2018 by conflicting rules
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr. Babatunde Ruwase, yesterday, lamented issuance of conflicting regulatory rules by various regulatory agencies, thereby leading to increased burden on businesses, higher cost of operation, waste of executive time and reputational consequences in 2018. Presenting the scorecard of his leadership at the 130th annual []The post LCCI: Businesses weighed down in 2018 by conflicting rules appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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AEDC records N19bn investments in 5 yrs, supplies 18hrs power in Abuja
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said it has invested N19 billion as capital expenditure to improve its networks and services between 2014 and year 2018. AEDC Director of Corporate Services, Mr Abimbola Odubiyi disclosed this on Thursday when he received the Senate Committee on Privatisation led by the Vice Chairman, Dr. Yahaya Abdullahi during []The post AEDC records N19bn investments in 5 yrs, supplies 18hrs power in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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E-dividend registration will boost liquidity ‘ SEC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has called on more Nigerians to take advantage of the ongoing e-dividend registration in a bid to reduce the unclaimed dividends profile, as well as increase liquidity in the capital market and the economy. Acting Director General of SEC, Mary Uduk, said this at an enlightenment programme on e-dividend []The post E-dividend registration will boost liquidity SEC appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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FG, Microsoft meet on digital transformation in government
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Federal Government and Microsoft have met to discuss digital transformation in the country’s governance process. The discussion which held in Abuja Wednesday had officials of FG’s IT agencies and top management staff of Microsoft in attendance. How fast Nigeria should adopt new technologies, such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of []The post FG, Microsoft meet on digital transformation in government appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Agip trains 275 youths in modern farming techniques
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
No fewer than 275 youths from the four states in the Niger Delta region have been trained on modern techniques in agriculture and farming equipment donated to them through its Green River Project Joint Venture (GRP JV). The Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited, Mr Lorenzo Fiorillio, who disclosed this []The post Agip trains 275 youths in modern farming techniques appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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SEAC debuts in Abuja
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Socioeconomic and Environment Advocacy Centre (SEAC) has been unveiled in Abuja in a ceremony witnessed by academics and civil servants from public agencies and the civil society The new non-governmental and non-profit organization with a registered office in Abuja is a Corporate Affairs Commission registered organisation with its Board of Trustees. According to the []The post SEAC debuts in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Resurgence of Yellow Fever
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The current resurgence of yellow fever in Nigeria has come as a source of great concern at a time when it seemed the quick-killer fever has been decimated. A report by the World Health Organisation [WHO] said recently that some 1,640 suspected cases had been recorded, out of which 41 have been confirmed after blood []The post Resurgence of Yellow Fever appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Governorship: 9 incumbents, 20 new candidates to run in APC ‘ Oshiomhole
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has urged state chairmen to work closely with all the candidates by ensuring preference was not given to governorship election alone. He disclosed this on Thursday during a consultative meeting the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party had with 2019 election governorship []The post Governorship: 9 incumbents, 20 new candidates to run in APC ‘ Oshiomhole appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Amosun, Okorocha engaging in anti-party activities ‘ APC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday likened the decision of Governors Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun State) and Rochas Okorocha (Imo State) to support their preferred governorship candidates on the platforms of other political parties to anti-party activities. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, stated this in a statement issued after a consultative []The post Amosun, Okorocha engaging in anti-party activities ‘ APC appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Lalong to APC: Stop favouring Abuja politicians
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has advised the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) against giving appointments to ‘Abuja politicians’ who have no relevance at state level. He disclosed this on Thursday during a consultative meeting the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party had with 2019 election governorship candidates, state chairmen []The post Lalong to APC: Stop favouring Abuja politicians appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Refund nomination fees to douse tension, Niger governor tells APC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to refund monies used in buying the expression of interest and nomination forms by aspirants to douse tension amidst crisis rocking the party across the country. He disclosed this on Thursday during a consultative meeting the National Working []The post Refund nomination fees to douse tension, Niger governor tells APC appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Group plans youth summit on peace, security
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The National Youth Summit on Peace and Security NYSPS is to organize a 5-day all presidential candidates, gubernatorial and National Assembly candidates interactive forum on peace and security in Nigeria. The forum is organised by the Center for Development & Empoweremnet CeDECoM-Nigeria, in partnership with National Association of Nigerian Students NANS, National Youth Council of []The post Group plans youth summit on peace, security appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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SMEDAN gives laptops, cash to participants at SAGE competition
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The two teams that represented Nigeria at the 2018 Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) World Cup in Durban South Africa, Government Girls Secondary School Garki and Government Girls Secondary School Abaji were honoured for their brilliant performance at the World Entrepreneurship Competition by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, []The post SMEDAN gives laptops, cash to participants at SAGE competition appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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RCCG gives 70,000 scholarships
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
No fewer than 70,000 scholarships have been provided to students across the country by His Love Foundation, the global charity arm of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) worldwide, it has been revealed. The 70,000 scholarships were parts of the 30,626 projects implemented nationwide from March 2018 to date which have benefitted 11.2m Nigerians. []The post RCCG gives 70,000 scholarships appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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2 students win NYPF writing contest
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Two students, Akinyelu Victory Melody and Ishaya Blessed Micah have won the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) easy writing competition instituted to mark the organization’s fifth year anniversary. Melody an SS3 student of Baptist High School Jos, Plateau State who came first got a full scholarship while Micah an SS2 student, the runner-up got part []The post 2 students win NYPF writing contest appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Censorship stifles family life lessons in schools ‘ Experts
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Proponents have called for improving the Family Life and HIV Education (FLHE) taught in junior secondary schools, insisting young people need information and tools to protect themselves from both HIV and unintended pregnancy. FLHE being taught in some states is burdened with censorship which restricts the breadth or depth of topics teachers can share with []The post Censorship stifles family life lessons in schools ‘ Experts appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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13,000 youth compete for $20,000 in Maltavator 2
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
About 13, 000 youths have participated in the season two of the Pan African TV show, the Maltavator Challenge sponsored by Malta Guinness. The train kicked off its tour of major Nigerian cities to scout for contestants of the show in October. It was in Ibadan, Benin, Enugu and Abuja where six finalists emerged while []The post 13,000 youth compete for $20,000 in Maltavator 2 appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Use your strength to occupy positions, youth told
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Not Too Young To Run Movement, Katsina state chapter has urged its members and political aspirants to leverage on the strength of the Nigerian youth in seeking for public offices. At a recent Youth Conference and Awards Presentation event in Katsina, the State Coordinator, Ismail Bello said the event tagged, ‘Setting the Youth Agenda []The post Use your strength to occupy positions, youth told appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Man, 34, allegedly kills lover, buries corpse inside room
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The police in Rivers State have arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly killing his lady friend. The command’s Spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Port Harcourt that Princewill Owabiyo allegedly killed Miss Better Wovez, 32, and buried her in his sitting room. Omoni said both lovers had an []The post Man, 34, allegedly kills lover, buries corpse inside room appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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FCTA urged to restore sign language interpreters to hospitals
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Chairperson, Abuja Chapter of the Deaf Women Association of Nigeria (DWAN) Mrs Hellen Beyioku-Alase has urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to restore sign language interpreters to hospitals in the territory. She said the restoration of the interpreters would enhance service delivery. Mrs Hellen Beyioku-Alase who spoke at the 5th edition of Deaf []The post FCTA urged to restore sign language interpreters to hospitals appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Security: Ekiti govt presents cash gift to slain soldier’s widow
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Ekiti State Government yesterday presented cash gift to Mrs Aisha Attahiru Abdulquadir, widow of Lance Corporal Attah Abdulquadir. Abdulquadir lost his life on October 24, 2018 while on duty in Ogotun Ekiti. Presenting the gift, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, said the gesture was borne out of government’s concern for the []The post Security: Ekiti govt presents cash gift to slain soldier’s widow appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Hameed Ali: Nightmare of border syndicates
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Comptroller-General (CG) Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) is a public figure, whose name does not reverberate like his peers in such sensitive leadership positions. Ordinarily, a Customs CG is a powerful personality. His office is strategic to government because of its revenue generation strength and protection of Nigerians from prohibited []The post Hameed Ali: Nightmare of border syndicates appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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ICPC/DSO: Interrogating the investigator
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Actions are governed by intentions. This a very profound principle of divine justice in Islam which reflects the exalted insight into the essence of determining the true nature of the overt action of human beings from the inner impulses of the mind, known only to the Omniscient, rather than the ‘obvious’ outward perceptions of the []The post ICPC/DSO: Interrogating the investigator appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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Buhari-Kachikwu achievements in the oil and gas industry
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the eight agencies under it are at it again. In line with the tradition they set in 2016, they again want to stage a public rendering of the account of their stewardship. In 2016, the Ministry under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Minister of State, Dr. []The post Buhari-Kachikwu achievements in the oil and gas industry appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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New module to add ‘online safety’ in curriculum
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Experts met on Wednesday to draft a standalone module to introduce online safety in school curriculum. The Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), responsible for curriculum development, and the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) with support from Google, began developing the draft in the first quarter of 2018. The partnership was formalised only []The post New module to add ‘online safety’ in curriculum appeared first on Daily Trust. 
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