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Former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh killed by gunmen
Wed, 19 Dec 2018

A former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has been killed by unknown gunmen.

He was said to have been ambushed by gunmen at Gitata village, along the Keffi-Badeh Road.

The military has since recovered his body.Badeh was a retired four star flag officer of the Nigerian Air Force who served as the 18th Chief of Air Staff (Oct 4, 2012- January 16,2014) and the 15th Chief of Defence Staff of the armed forces of Nigeria (January 16, 2014 – July 13,2015)

In February 2016, Badeh was accused of financial misappropriation by the EFCC. He denied involvement in any misconduct.

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INEC to train over 800,000 personnel for 2019 polls
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will train over 800,000 personnel for the 2019 general elections, Prince Solomon Adedeji Soyebi, chairman, Board of The Electoral Institute (TEI) has said. Prince Soyebi said this in Abuja at a two-day INEC Pre-Election Training Readiness Assessment Workshop held at TEI auditorium. He said 60 days to the 2019 []The post INEC to train over 800,000 personnel for 2019 polls appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I’ll prioritise LG autonomy as Ogun gov ‘ Bankole
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
A former speaker of the House of Representatives and Ogun State governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Dimeji Bankole, yesterday, promised to make local government autonomy a priority if he is elected as governor. Bankole said this while addressing party faithful in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state. He described local governments as []The post Ill prioritise LG autonomy as Ogun gov ‘ Bankole appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Adamawa gov’t a failure ‘ Bello
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The gubernatorial candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Adamawa State, Emmanuel Bello, has alleged that the APC-led government in the state has failed ‘woefully in tackling security issues.’ He made the allegation during the unveiling of his 10-point agenda in Yola where he assured that if elected as governor, the security of lives and []The post Adamawa gov’t a failure Bello appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Council chairmen decry opposition to LG autonomy
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Local government council chairmen in Nigeria have been asked to mobilise the grassroots electorate not to vote for governorship candidates opposed to local government autonomy in next year’s general elections. The chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Adamu Candido, made the call, yesterday, in Abuja while declaring open the maiden conference of the []The post Council chairmen decry opposition to LG autonomy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okada riders endorse Nwosu for Imo gov’ship
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Motorcycle operators in Imo State have endorsed the governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA), Ugwumba Uche Nwosu. At a rally in Owerri, yesterday, the group maintained that their stand was taken after a thorough analysis of the character and antecedents of the various candidates contesting the election in the state. Chairman of the association, Comrade []The post Okada riders endorse Nwosu for Imo gov’ship appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pate challenges Bauchi gov to debate
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Bauchi State, Dr. Muhammed Ali Pate, has challenged Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) to a debate. The PRP candidate in a press statement posed several questions in which he alleged among others that since the governor came on board []The post Pate challenges Bauchi gov to debate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INEC to work with security agencies in prosecuting violators
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Ahead of next year’s general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will continue to work with security agencies for the arrest and prosecution of violators of the Electoral Act. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said this in a remark at the Police/Stakeholders’ Security Summit which was held yesterday in Abuja. ‘As with []The post INEC to work with security agencies in prosecuting violators appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ogun gov’ship: Kashamu heads to Supreme Court
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Following yesterday’s judgement of the Court of Appeal in Ibadan which sets aside the order recognizing him and his loyalists as PDP candidates in Ogun State, Senator Buruji Kashamu says he will challenge the judgement in the Supreme Court. His counsel, Mrs. Ifeoma Esom, who stated this after the judgement argued that the decision of []The post Ogun gov’ship: Kashamu heads to Supreme Court appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why APC, PDP failed in economy, security ‘ APGA
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has claimed that the rehashing of old policies is the reason the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its predecessor, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed Nigeria. The vice-presidential candidate of APGA, Jerry Chukwueke, made this claim at a briefing on the party’s next line of action following its exclusion []The post Why APC, PDP failed in economy, security ‘ APGA appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Anti-Corruption Beyond 2019
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
In a few months, Nigerians will go to the polls to cast their votes for the next president, a new slate of governors, and National and State Assembly members. Four years ago, Nigerians voted in favor of security and anti-corruption, electing President Muhammadu Buhari. In the 2019 election, they will decide whether to re-elect Buhari []The post Anti-Corruption Beyond 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG urges ASUU to call-off nationwide strike
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The federal government has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing national strike action for national interest’s sake. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the charge on Tuesday during the 3rd Convocation Ceremony of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Udufu-Alike, Ikwo in Ebonyi state. President Buhari, represented by Barr.Victor Onuoha who []The post FG urges ASUU to call-off nationwide strike appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lafia varsity begins 3-day SSANU strike over welfare issues
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the Federal University, Lafia chapter, has commenced three day protest in compliance with directive from National Headquarters of the association. The SSANU chairman in the university, Comrade Monday Sarki, said the strke action which commenced today (Tuesday) would last till Friday as directed by the national []The post Lafia varsity begins 3-day SSANU strike over welfare issues appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ABU joins SSANU’s strike
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria chapter has joined the 3-day warning strike declared by the national body of the union. Acting chairman of the branch, Shuaibu Halilu, made this known during a peaceful protest at the ABU main campus on Tuesday. Halilu said ABU’s branch has decided []The post ABU joins SSANU’s strike appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi communities appeal to gov’t, security agencies over herdsmen attacks
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Umomi and Ikpokejo communities in Ofu local government area of Kogi state has appealed to the state government and the security agencies in the state to wade into impending breakdown of law and order following alleged incessant invasion and destruction of farms land by herdsmen grazing cattle in the communities. The communities in a statement []The post Kogi communities appeal to govt, security agencies over herdsmen attacks appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Christmas: Maiduguri Bishop to offer kola nut gifts to Shehu, Borno governor, others
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Bishop Oliver Doeme Dashe, has expressed determination to sustain his tradition of offering kola nut gifts to the Shehu of Borno, Borno State governor, the three senators and other prominent personalities of the state at Christmas to foster goodwill between Muslims and Christians. Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri, Bishop []The post Christmas: Maiduguri Bishop to offer kola nut gifts to Shehu, Borno governor, others appeared first on Daily Trust.
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N15m fraud: Dangote’s staff plead guilty, seek plea bargain
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Hearing in an alleged N15 million fraud involving three employees of Dangote Cement, Ibese, Ogun State, and one other person took a dramatic twist yesterday before Justice O. J. Bamgbose of the High Court of Ogun State, Abeokuta, when the first and second defendants, Adewale Dameilda and Ibrahim Lawal respectively, changed their earlier plea of []The post N15m fraud: Dangote’s staff plead guilty, seek plea bargain appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How to ease Africa’s electoral process with ICT ‘ Obasanjo, Jega
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has proffered solutions to some bottleneck associated with electoral process in Africa, urging leaders to deploy the Information Communication Technology (ICT) to ease the process. Obasanjo spoke alongside the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, on Tuesday in Abeokuta at a meeting of []The post How to ease Africas electoral process with ICT ‘ Obasanjo, Jega appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Minister to quit politics over sex scandal
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
An Australian Government Minister Andrew Broad, who resigned from his role over allegations of improper behaviour with a younger woman, on Tuesday said he would quit politics in 2019. Broad resigned from his role as assistant minister to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on Monday after a tabloid magazine claimed the lawmaker, who is married, []The post Minister to quit politics over sex scandal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Measles is reported in many of our cities
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
I want to sincerely commend you for writing on yellow fever and pneumonia in the last two weeks. I found them very educative and useful. Please also note that at the moment in many part of Nigeria, measles is on the increase. Kindly share useful information with your teeming readers. Abu V. Thanks Abu for []The post Measles is reported in many of our cities appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yellow fever: Expert tasks public on environmental cleanliness, vaccination
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The public has been advised to also ensure environmental cleanliness as they make themselves available for yellow fever vaccination. Dr Avuwa Joseph Oteri, Chairman National Yellow Fever Technical Committee, gave the advice during an interview with Daily Trust in Abuja. He said it is important for them to remove all breeding spaces for mosquitoes to []The post Yellow fever: Expert tasks public on environmental cleanliness, vaccination appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Study reveals how a baby’s sex is determined
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Anew study has revealed that a baby’s sex is not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a ‘regulator’ that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide if a baby becomes male or female. An embryo with two X chromosomes will usually become a girl, while an embryo with an X-Y combination results []The post Study reveals how a baby’s sex is determined appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Doctors reject ‘politicised’ state health insurance
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Doctors have resolved to not take part in any state health insurance scheme activated without the input of doctors in individual states. They are concerned that individual insurance schemes in states are being politicized, and offer no workable benefit for both clients and health care providers. An executive council of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) []The post Doctors reject ‘politicised’ state health insurance appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Men have poorer control over online gaming ‘ Study
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
A new study by Chinese researchers using medical imaging has found differences in the brain activity of men and women addicted to Internet gaming showed that men have poorer control. The study, published in the international journal Brain Imaging and Behaviour, says addicted men have lower impulsivity control compared with women, indicating men are more []The post Men have poorer control over online gaming Study appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Questions for the banking regulators
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Ihave been hoarding some nagging questions to ask our banking regulators for some time now. Fortunately, I found myself one of those invited by the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to attend a forum for selected group of editors in the print and electronic media. The forum held on Tuesday last week in the gorgeous []The post Questions for the banking regulators appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How states can be viable ‘ Emefiele
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele has said states can be viable if they focus on their areas of strength and develop them to increase their revenue instead of depending on dwindling oil revenue. ‘I do not think states can’t be viable. They were self-sustaining in the days of regions. I don’t like []The post How states can be viable ‘ Emefiele appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Shareholders protest acquisition of Diamond Bank
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Shareholders under the umbrella of the Association of Concerned Shareholders of Diamond Bank have protested what they described as forced acquisition of Diamond Bank by the management of Access Bank. This is coming barely 24 hours after both banks announced the acquisition deal. The protest letter, signed by Chief E. O. Orji and Mazi C []The post Shareholders protest acquisition of Diamond Bank appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CBN, NNPC, others to be captured in national budget soon ‘ DG Budget
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The budgets of revenue generating agencies such as Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Central Bank of Nigeria and Federal Inland Revenue Service will soon be captured in the national budget. This is to stop the current practice of sending separate budgets to the National Assembly, the Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, []The post CBN, NNPC, others to be captured in national budget soon ‘ DG Budget appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gas marketers raise alarm on LPG skid plants in filling stations
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM), yesterday, expressed displeasure over widespread installation of ad-on skid Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants in fuel stations, urging the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to discontinue the approval of selling or locating such plants in fuel stations. According to Mr Nosakhare Ogieva-Okunbor, President of NALPGAM, installing []The post Gas marketers raise alarm on LPG skid plants in filling stations appeared firs
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Glo is a committed partner ‘ NNPC
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Impressed with Globacom’s swift delivery of its Intelligent Wide Area Network (iWAN), which will support its operations across the country, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has described the telecommunication company as a reliable and committed partner. The Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, NNPC, Isa Inuwa, made the remark on Tuesday, while speaking at the []The post Glo is a committed partner ‘ NNPC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Coy alerts SON on influx of substandard batteries
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The attention of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has be drawn to the increasing influx of imported substandard batteries into the country by manufacturers and assemblers of automotive batteries in the country. Speaking during the presentation of MAN Conformity Assessment Programme (MAN CAP) certificate to his company in Ilorin, yesterday, the Managing Director of []The post Coy alerts SON on influx of substandard batteries appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Traders want open monitoring mechanisms on agric policies
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANT) has commended the Federal Government for the successes recorded so far in the formulation and implementation of agricultural policies. The president of the association, Mr. Ken Ukaoha, made the commendation in Abuja at the joint sector review (JSR) of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and National []The post Traders want open monitoring mechanisms on agric policies appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dana Air wins Best Domestic Airline on passenger facilitation
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Dana Air has won the award for the Best Domestic Airline on Passenger facilitation at the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Aviation Awards (NIGAV), held on Sunday night in Lagos. The Nigerian Aviation Awards is Nigeria’s most prestigious air transport development award which has become the benchmark for excellence in promoting best practices and innovation []The post Dana Air wins Best Domestic Airline on passenger facilitation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Our involvement in Nigeria Air project, by Qatar Airways
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, has cleared the air over the carrier’s involvement in the project to set up a national carrier by the Nigerian Government. The CEO, speaking at the 18th Doha Forum in Doha, Qatar, according to reports, said the Federal Government only sought the opinion of the []The post Our involvement in Nigeria Air project, by Qatar Airways appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Hyundai Creta emerges Nigeria’s Car of the Year
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Leading auto brands, tyre and lubricants makers in the country at the weekend won big in the 2018 annual Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) awards where the car of the year in Nigeria was unveiled. Many auto firms’ chief executives and other stakeholders in the nation’s automotive sector attended the award which is the only []The post Hyundai Creta emerges Nigeria’s Car of the Year appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Manchester United shares rise after Mourinho’s departure
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Frankfurt-listed shares in Manchester United climbed in early deals after manager Jose Mourinho left the English Premier League football club on Tuesday. It was an indication that investors welcomed the move after the club’s dismal start to the season. The stock rose 1.4 percent by 1030 GMT after extending gains following the news. Manchester United’s []The post Manchester United shares rise after Mourinho’s departure appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Jose Mourinho’s highs at Manchester United
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Jose Mourinho was sent packing by Manchester United earlier in the day following the whitewashing they received from Liverpool at the weekend. Mourinho leaves United after two and a half years in charge and we are now looking at the highs of his Old Trafford tenure. Here are some: EFL Cup success Mourinho guided Manchester []The post Jose Mourinhos highs at Manchester United appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BREAKING: Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United. Manchester United announced on Tuesday that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect. A statement continued: The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future. A new caretaker manager []The post BREAKING: Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho appeared first on Daily Trust.
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