Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Monday 24th December 2018

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Monday 24th December 2018

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Buhari to Nigerians: Vote only credible candidates
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to vote people with credibility and integrity in the 2019 general elections. The president, represented by the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, made the call at the annual Maukibi celebration (a gathering by the followers of Qadiriyya sect) in Kano at []The post Buhari to Nigerians: Vote only credible candidates appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ambode’s supporters rally for Sanwo-Olu, deny alliance with PDP
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Hundreds of supporters of Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode embarked on a mass solidarity rally, yesterday, in support of the election of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The supporters, who marched from the state secretariat in Alausa to APC’s secretariat on Acme Road in Ogba, []The post Ambodes supporters rally for Sanwo-Olu, deny alliance with PDP appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nasko pledges N20,000 monthly stipend for unemployed graduates in Niger
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The PDP governorship candidate for the 2019 election in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko, has promised to introduce a social investment programme that will give unemployed graduates in the state N20,000 monthly stipend if he emerged as governor. The candidate, who is vying for governorship for the second time, having contested against the incumbent []The post Nasko pledges N20,000 monthly stipend for unemployed graduates in Niger appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP alleges plot to arrest N/Assembly members
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has said it uncovered plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency to arrest National Assembly members who booed President Muhammadu Buhari during his 2019 budget presentation last Wednesday. The PPCO spokesman, Buba Galadima, who addressed newsmen yesterday in Abuja, claimed that the presidency had []The post PDP alleges plot to arrest N/Assembly members appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bindow can’t stop my gov’ship ambition ‘ Nuruddeen Nyako
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The gubernatorial candidate of Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) in Adamawa State, Nuruddeen Nyako, has said incumbency factor will not save Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla from defeat next year. Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, Nyako said the enormous good will his party enjoyed from Adamawa voters as well as growing disenchantment with the current APC government []The post Bindow can’t stop my gov’ship ambition ‘ Nuruddeen Nyako appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reward awaits members who work for victory ‘ Masari
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has promised to reward all party members that work diligently towards the return of the APC in the 2019 general elections. Masari spoke at the launching of four different empowerment packages by some political appointees and elected officials from Batagarawa, Rimi and Charanchi local government areas. He said as []The post Reward awaits members who work for victory ‘ Masari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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South-West PDP stakeholders ‘unhappy’ over Atiku’s campaign
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Some PDP stakeholders in the South West seem unhappy over the manner in which the presidential campaign of the party is being conducted, Daily Trust has learnt. There is currently a feeling of alienation among some chieftains in the zone who believe they were not being carried along in the Atiku campaign. The stakeholders pointed []The post South-West PDP stakeholders ‘unhappy’ over Atikus campaign appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group plans 2m youth march for Buhari, Ganduje
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Ganduje Youth Organisation, yesterday, said plans are in progress for a two million youth march in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in Kano. This was disclosed by the group’s chairman, Comrade Ibrahim Sa’idu Warawa, during a drug abuse discussion session organised by the state’s Directorate of Youth and Economic []The post Group plans 2m youth march for Buhari, Ganduje appeared first on Daily Trust.
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We’ll monitor your campaign spending ‘ INEC
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to monitor campaign spending by political parties’ candidates vying for various elective offices in Bauchi State. This was disclosed by the Head of Election and Party Monitoring Unit, Bauchi State INEC headquarters, Ahmed Alhaji Waziri, during the signing of peace accord by governorship aspirants over the weekend. []The post We’ll monitor your campaign spending ‘ INEC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bury your 2023 presidential ambition, PDP to Osinbajo
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to bury his ambition of becoming the President of Nigeria in 2023. The Spokesman of the PPCO, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari, who Osinbajo is deputising would be voted out of office in February, 2019. Osinbajo said Saturday, []The post Bury your 2023 presidential ambition, PDP to Osinbajo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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The hollow chambers
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The heckling of President Buhari by opposition legislators during the presentation of the 2019 Budget last week demonstrated a new low in the lawmakers’ slide into buffoonery. I think such ‘jankara tactics belong in the motor parks. I would still consider it wrong if the president was Atiku or Moghalu or Sowore. I find it []The post The hollow chambers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: Why we must rid the Augean stable of filth
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Political activities have shifted to the fields following the lift on the embargo on campaigns by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), but the corruption snag on some candidates cleared by their respective political parties still give anticorruption crusaders and those, who believe that the cankerworm of corruption must be purge for Nigeria to move []The post 2019: Why we must rid the Augean stable of filth appeared first on Daily Trust.
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My takeaways from Budget 2019
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 Budget Proposals to the Joint Session of the National Assembly on Wednesday 20 December 2018. Its key aim is to, according to the President, ‘further place the economy on the path of inclusive, diversified and sustainable growth in order to continue to lift significant numbers of our citizens out []The post My takeaways from Budget 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Strike: ASUU may not honour further calls by FG ‘ National President
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it may not honour further calls by Federal Government for a meeting on the way forward over the current strike by its members. The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this on the sideline of a news conference on the update of the union’s struggle to []The post Strike: ASUU may not honour further calls by FG ‘ National President appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tor Tiv appointed chancellor of Abia university
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The paramount ruler of the Tiv people worldwide, Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse, has been appointed as Chancellor of the Abia State University, Uturu in Abia state. Daily Trust gathered that in a letter which conveyed the appointment to the royal father, the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, stated that his consideration for the position []The post Tor Tiv appointed chancellor of Abia university appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CBN plans to create Africa fraud forum
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) has hinted at establishing new liaisons across the continent and the creation of the African Fraud Forum as a top priority. Mr Dipo Fatokun, the director of banking and payment system and the outgoing Chairman of the NeFF made the disclosure at []The post CBN plans to create Africa fraud forum appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police escort killed in auto crash at Kwaita
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
A police escort to the Sole Administrator of Olamaboro Local Government Area in Kogi State, Sergeant Audu Arome, died in a ghastly road crash on Friday morning at Kwaita bridge, along Abuja-Lokoja road. City News learnt that 13 cows also died when the trailer conveying them collided with the vehicle the late police officer was []The post Police escort killed in auto crash at Kwaita appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yuletide: Poultry farmers in FCT happy over high patronage
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Some poultry farmers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), yesterday, expressed delight as they recorded high patronage ahead of the Christmas celebration. The farmers, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said in spite of the economic hardship, the level of patronage was encouraging. Samuel Magaji, an old []The post Yuletide: Poultry farmers in FCT happy over high patronage appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCT polls: PDP will fail in Abaji ‘ Council boss
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, has boasted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be defeated in the March 16, 2019 council election by the ruling APC in the area. Ajiya stated this while addressing over 800 former members of the PDP in Gurdi ward of the council that defected []The post FCT polls: PDP will fail in Abaji ‘ Council boss appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yuletide: NEMA warns motorists as multiple accidents hit Lagos-Ibadan highway
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has enjoined motorists to be safety conscious and guard against acts that would cause loss of lives. NEMA made the call following three serious incidents of road crashes along Lagos-Ibadan Highway where 10 people were reportedly injured. The first incident occured at Ibafo, Ogun State involving four women including []The post Yuletide: NEMA warns motorists as multiple accidents hit Lagos-Ibadan highway appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reverend father docked over forgery
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Nigeria police at the weekend arraigned a 65-year old Reverend Father, Emmanuel Disu, before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, for allegedly forging the deed.of assignment belonging to the Asefuyes. The clergyman was arraigned on a five-count charge of felony. If found guilty, he may be sentenced to a six-year jail term. The Police []The post Reverend father docked over forgery appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Erelu Fayemi celebrates with children at Xmas party
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has said that the purpose of the annual Children End of Year party is to spread love towards everyone, particularly the children. A statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to Wife of Governor, Funmi Ajala, on Sunday quoted Mrs Fayemi as saying the idea behind the []The post Erelu Fayemi celebrates with children at Xmas party appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kidnapping: Ekiti wants soldiers returned to checkpoints on highways
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Ekiti state government on Sunday appealed to the military authority to return the various checkpoints manned by soldiers which were dismantled to check increase in crime rate in the state. The appeal followed the rampant cases of kidnapping and killings along some highways in the state in recent times. The Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi []The post Kidnapping: Ekiti wants soldiers returned to checkpoints on highways appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mobile court seals off Abuja Banex Plaza
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
An Environmental Mobile Court, sitting in Banex Plaza Complex, Abuja, has sealed off the plaza due to non payment of waste service charges. This was announced in a statement in Abuja on Sunday by Alhaji Muktar Ibrahim, the Head, Information and Outreach Unit, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB). Ibrahim, who denied that AEPB sealed off []The post Mobile court seals off Abuja Banex Plaza appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CUBA Lawmakers approve new constitution
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Cuban lawmakers have unanimously approved a revised draft of a new constitution that retains the island’s one-party socialist system but reflects its socio-economic opening since the fall of the Soviet Union. The draft new constitution, which has 229 articles and will replace a Cold War era one, will maintain the Communist Party as the country’s []The post CUBA Lawmakers approve new constitution appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AFGHANISTAN President names two former spy chiefs to key posts
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani named two former heads of the intelligence services to key security posts in his government on Sunday in a step that could affect both next year’s presidential election and moves toward peace with the Taliban. Asadullah Khalid, who suffered horrific injuries in a Taliban suicide attack shortly after taking over the []The post AFGHANISTAN President names two former spy chiefs to key posts appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JAPAN: Huge crowds as monarch gives emotional farewell
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
More than 80,000 people have paid their respects to Japan’s Emperor Akihito as he gave his final birthday address before his abdication in April. The emperor, 85, said he took ‘deep comfort’ that his reign had passed without Japan again engaging in war. He became emotional as he thanked the people of Japan and his []The post JAPAN: Huge crowds as monarch gives emotional farewell appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Syria: Macron criticises Trump’s withdrawal decision
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
France’s President Emmanuel Macron has said he deeply regrets President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to withdrawal all US troops from Syria. ‘An ally must be dependable,’ said Mr Macron, who reportedly called Mr Trump to warn him against the plan. The US said the Islamic State (IS) group had been defeated, a claim disputed by []The post Syria: Macron criticises Trump’s withdrawal decision appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Trump names Shanahan acting defence secretary
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been appointed acting Pentagon chief, President Donald Trump has announced. The move follows the resignation of James Mattis, who hinted at policy differences with Mr Trump when he stepped down on Friday. General Mattis, 68, said the president had the right to appoint someone ‘whose views are better aligned []The post Trump names Shanahan acting defence secretary appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INDONESIA: Tsunami kills more than 220, injures hundreds
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to more than 220, with over 800 people injured, officials said on Sunday. ‘222 people are dead, 843 people are injured and 28 people are missing,’ Indonesia’s national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. ‘This number is predicted to increase because not all []The post INDONESIA: Tsunami kills more than 220, injures hundreds appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SUDAN: Doctors strike as protests enter fifth day
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Fresh anti-government protests have erupted in Sudan as doctors said they would go on strike to increase pressure on President Omar al-Bashir. An independent group of medics said that from Monday they would focus on treating wounded protesters. On Saturday Sudan’s main opposition leader said security forces had killed 22 demonstrators. Officials say the toll []The post SUDAN: Doctors strike as protests enter fifth day appeared first on Daily Trust.
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RUSSIA: Nine workers die in fire at Uralkali mine in Russia
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Rescuers have found nine dead construction workers after a fire in a mine in Russia operated by potash maker Uralkali, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday. The workers were trapped underground by smoke after a fire broke out in the mine in Solikamsk, some 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, on Saturday morning. The []The post RUSSIA: Nine workers die in fire at Uralkali mine in Russia appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2023 is upstaging 2019
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo seldom makes controversial statements but he sure raised eyebrows at the weekend when he said President Muhammadu Buhari, after serving out a second term, will hand over to the South West in 2023. Speaking at the Alafin’s Palace in Oyo on Saturday, Osinbajo said, ‘The 2019 general elections is our own. []The post 2023 is upstaging 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fiscal discipline: Only 22 states have presented 2019 budgets
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
to spend N273bn higher than 2018 As at December 23, 2018, a data analysis by Daily Trust has revealed that only 22 states of the federation have so far presented their budgets to their respective legislatures for consideration. The analysis revealed that Edo, Delta, Kaduna and Niger states have their budgets already passed and []The post Fiscal discipline: Only 22 states have presented 2019 budgets appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How FG can tackle power sector challenges ‘ Ibrahim Aliyu
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu is the chairman, North South Power to which the Shiroro Hydro-Power Plant in Niger State was concessioned. In this interview, he explains the progress made so far and the general challenges facing the power sector in Nigeria. The privatised power sector is five years old and currently only 40% of Nigeria’s []The post How FG can tackle power sector challenges ‘ Ibrahim Aliyu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Wapic Insurance launches new products
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Wapic Insurance Plc has launched its travel insurance products specifically designed to cover individuals against unforeseen incidents during travel. This launch, which took place in Lagos on Wednesday, came after an extensive period of a detailed review of consumer determinant issues in travel insurance, and the product is released as the best action to ensure []The post Wapic Insurance launches new products appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yuletide: Air fares fluctuate as harmattan haze disrupts flight operations
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
As Nigerians mark Christmas and New Year festivities, flights operations have not been that smooth despite the influx of passengers following harmattan haze across the country, Daily Trust findings have shown. Checks by our correspondent indicate that many flights have been delayed or cancelled owing to the harmattan sand dust and storms. This is beside []The post Yuletide: Air fares fluctuate as harmattan haze disrupts flight operations appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bankers Warehouse demands release of $2.8m cash found at Enugu airport
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The management of Bankers Warehouse Limited has demanded the immediate release of the $2.8 million cash and its staff arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu last Thursday, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A statement from the company, which was made available to newsmen in Lagos yesterday said: ‘On []The post Bankers Warehouse demands release of $2.8m cash found at Enugu airport appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CAC registers 69,000 biz names for SMEs in 2 months
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has registered 69,000 business names for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) under the recent Business Incentive Strategy (BIS) introduced by the Federal Government. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently announced a reduction in business name registration fee from N10,000 to N5,000 from October 2018 to December 2018 under the BIS. Speaking []The post CAC registers 69,000 biz names for SMEs in 2 months appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ighalo predicts Eagles’ excellent outing at 2019 AFCON
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Ace forward Odion Jude Ighalo has expressed confidence that three-time champions, Super Eagles of Nigeria can make a serious impact at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for next year summer. A five-goal haul by the China-based striker over three days, against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in the month of October, propelled the []The post Ighalo predicts Eagles’ excellent outing at 2019 AFCON appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nwakaeme, Umar, Onyekuru, Kalu on target
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Super Eagles players Henry Onyekuru, Anthony Nwakaeme and Umar Aminu were on target for their respective European clubs yesterday. At Medical Park Stadyumu, Anthony Nwakaeme enjoyed a monster outing for Trabzonspor in their 4-1 rout of Rizespor, having provided an assist and writing his name on the score-sheet for the second straight week. The []The post Nwakaeme, Umar, Onyekuru, Kalu on target appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dangote, Samad redeem N75m pledge to Falcons
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has received the seventy five million naira (N75m) promised the Super Falcons by Dangote Group owner, Aliko Dangote and BUA Group CEO, Abdul Samad. NFF announced the receipt of the cheque on Saturday during a ceremony to celebrate its corporate sponsors for their support to football over the years in []The post Dangote, Samad redeem N75m pledge to Falcons appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tottenham hit six to brush aside Everton
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Tottenham produced an outstanding performance to brush aside Everton and move two points behind second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League. Mauricio Pochettino’s side had to come from behind at Goodison Park after Theo Walcott swept home Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s low cross from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s defence-splitting pass. Everton’s lead was short-lived as Son Heung-min produced a []The post Tottenham hit six to brush aside Everton appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bright stars as Rangers reach CAF Confed playoffs
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Bright Silas was the two-goal star for Nigerian club Enugu Rangers as they reached the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs Sunday with a 2-0 home win over Algerian outfit USM Bel Abbes. Silas raised his goal tally in the second-tier African competition this season to three by scoring early and late in the first half in []The post Bright stars as Rangers reach CAF Confed playoffs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ghana, 39 teams for Ramat Cup in January
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Three international youth teams will battle for honours alongside the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory in the 37th edition of Ramat Cup billed to hold in Kano in January 2019. The competition, organised by the Youths Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) is scheduled for the ancient city of Kano from []The post Ghana, 39 teams for Ramat Cup in January appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sunday Olapade wins Tour Championship
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Nigeria’s Sunday Olapade has won the Tour Championship, his fourth West Africa Golf Tour title in 2018. Olapade, known as ‘the hit man’ started the final round, leading the championship and finished at -10. Olapade went 71, 68 and 68 before wrapping a final round of 71. He took the lead on the second round []The post Sunday Olapade wins Tour Championship appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Leopards win Nasarawa End of Year Basketball tourney
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Akwanga Stan Leopards have emerged champions of this year’s End of Year Basketball Tournament in Lafia, Nasarawa State. The second place went to Solid Heat of Lafia, while Keffi placed third. Speaking during the trophy presentation ceremony at the Lafia City Stadium, the Permanent Secretary in the Nasarawa State Ministry of Sports, Bulus Amoyi said []The post Leopards win Nasarawa End of Year Basketball tourney appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NFF celebrates partners, sponsors, Super Falcons
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Corporate Nigeria that have been supporting Nigerian football to attain 60-65% self -funding all turned out gleefully and in full flow when the NFF decided to celebrate them in Lagos. In south-west Ikoyi, upscale district of Lagos the Centre of Excellence there was an underpin of excellence to the planning and execution, and []The post NFF celebrates partners, sponsors, Super Falcons appeared first on Daily Trust.
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