Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Thursday 27th December 2018

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Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Thursday 27th December 2018

Between Army, FG and Amnesty
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The nasty round of confrontation that broke out recently between the Federal Government, the military and international human rights research organisation Amnesty International [AI] should not have escalated to the level that it did. AI had issued a report on the incessant farmers/herder’s conflict in the country. Its investigation carried out across the country concluded []The post Between Army, FG and Amnesty appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku to Buhari: You are the problem, not Nigerian system
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop blaming ‘his failures’ in anti-graft war on the Nigerian system, in response to what the president said on Tuesday. Atiku, in a statement he personally issued yesterday, said Buhari should focus on delivering good governance and stop []The post Atiku to Buhari: You are the problem, not Nigerian system appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Re-election campaign for Buhari, Bagudu kicks off as APC receives PDP ex-national treasurer
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The immediate past National Treasurer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Buhari Bala and four local government chairmen of the party, yesterday, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State. Bala also donated a 53-office plaza and 11 cars to the President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Atiku Bagudu campaign organisation. The defectors []The post Re-election campaign for Buhari, Bagudu kicks off as APC receives PDP ex-national treasurer appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku raising false alarm ‘ APC
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of raising false alarm ahead of 2019 elections. APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, who said this yesterday added that Atiku was showing early signs of depression. Issa-Onilu said, ‘The PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is exhibiting early signs []The post ‘Atiku raising false alarm APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP: None of our govs is working for Buhari
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, insisted that none of its governors is working for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan told some selected journalists in Lagos that the claim was the handiwork of the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to him, none of their governors []The post PDP: None of our govs is working for Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Use your PVCs to vote credible candidates ‘ Sen Laah
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The senator representing Southern Kaduna Senatorial District, Danjuma Tella Laah, has called on the electorate to use their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in 2019 general elections to vote for credible candidates that would provide their needs, help restore peace and diversify the nation’s economy. The senator made the call, yesterday, during an interactive session with []The post Use your PVCs to vote credible candidates ‘ Sen Laah appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kano PDP gov’ship intensifies campaign in LGAs
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The gubernatorial candidate of PDP in Kano State, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, has launched his campaign in the state and already moving from one local government area to the other with his campaign train. Engr. Yusuf, who is the preferred candidate of ex Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, launched the campaign in Bichi town, Bichi Local Government []The post Kano PDP gov’ship intensifies campaign in LGAs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ogun: 10 political parties reject Akinlade’s endorsement
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Ten political parties in Ogun State, yesterday, rejected reported endorsement of the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade by the Intra-Party Advisory Council in the state. The political parties included: Better Nigerian People’s Party (BNPP), Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), National Action Congress (NAC); National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP) and Masses []The post Ogun: 10 political parties reject Akinlades endorsement appeared first on Da
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Maku advises electorate against violence
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Mr Labaran Maku, the former Minister of Information, yesterday, urged Nigerians to shun violence during and after the 2019 general elections in the interest of peace. Maku, a gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State, made this call while addressing different groups and supporters, who paid him a visit in []The post Maku advises electorate against violence appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Benue senatorial candidate promises quality representation if elected
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Dr Torngee Malu, a Senatorial Candidate for Action Alliance (AA) in Benue State, has promised quality representation of his constituents, especially the youth, if elected in the 2019 general elections. Malu, a plastic surgeon, contesting for the Benue Zone A Senatorial District (Benue Northeast), made the promise in an interview with the News Agency of []The post Benue senatorial candidate promises quality representation if elected appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Essential Yakubu Dogara @51
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Rt. Hon. Barrister Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, is 51 years old today. His is a life full of purpose. Indeed, a life of service to humanity. The Speaker clocked 50 years last year and for the first time in his adult life, celebrated his birthday. Last year’s event was not a []The post Essential Yakubu Dogara @51 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: Gbenga Hashim and the Arewa challenge
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
As 2019 general election draws closer in Nigeria, the historic visit to Kaduna by People’s Trust Presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo Hashim brings to the fore that the sweetness of a home base is critical to the success of candidates in national politics. Although the visit to Kaduna had not in an way signified that the []The post 2019: Gbenga Hashim and the Arewa challenge appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Zamfara killings: State of emergency not the solution
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The number of calls from different quarters on the need to declare State of Emergency in Zamfara in order to halt the unending bloodshed in the state is beginning to sicken. Barr Audu Bulama Bukarti made an earnest call earlier and people overstretched it as though they do not appreciate the federal existence of the []The post Zamfara killings: State of emergency not the solution appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Teachers divided over extension of retirement age
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Abill seeking for the extension of the retirement age of basic and secondary schools’ teachers from 60 to 65 years has been presented to the National Assembly, with Minister of Education Adamu Adamu saying, at a public hearing on the proposed bill that allowing teachers stay longer in the profession was a step in the []The post Teachers divided over extension of retirement age appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ibadan Poly reviews laws
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
A total number of 9,549 students of the Polytechnic, Ibadan, have been awarded National and Higher National diplomas, the rector of, Prof. Olatunde Fawole, has said. Also, the chairman of the Governing Council, Professor Isaac Adebayo, said to enhance performance of the institution, some administrative documents such as condition of service, the Polytechnic Law, financial []The post Ibadan Poly reviews laws appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group seeks reopening of closed boarding schools in Gombe
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The Gombe North Unity and Development Association (GONUDA) has called on the state governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, to reopen three boarding secondary schools closed by his administration since 2014. GONUDA is a voluntary non-partisan association of people from the Gombe North senatorial district of the state to canvass for unity and rapid development of the []The post Group seeks reopening of closed boarding schools in Gombe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Parties, candidates in Ekiti woo voters with gifts
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Political campaigns in readiness for the February general elections have heightened across towns and villages in Ekiti state, with an assortment of gifts being dished out to would-be-voters, in the spirit of Christmas and New Year celebrations. A Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that items distributed to both party faithful and []The post Parties, candidates in Ekiti woo voters with gifts appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Candido presents N8.26bn budget
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has presented N8.257,881,086 billion as the proposed budget for 2019. The 2019 estimates show a two per cent nominal decrease from the previous year’s estimates. Presenting the budget at the legislative chambers at AMAC secretariat, Abuja, Candido said the estimates would take care of the []The post Candido presents N8.26bn budget appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Encourage your children to acquire Islamic knowledge
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, has advised parents to ensure they encouraged their children to acquire Islamic knowledge. Ajiya, who made the call at the graduation ceremony of Madarasatul Tarbiyyatul Islamiyatul-Isah-Abini in the area, yesterday, said it was important that children are grounded in Islamic knowledge to help in molding their []The post ‘Encourage your children to acquire Islamic knowledge’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCT polls: Kuje APGA adopts council chair for 2nd term
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The Kuje Area Council chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has adopted the incumbent chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, for the March 9, 2019 council polls. APGA chairman in the area Ibrahim Mohammed Babangida, made the declaration when he led the party officials of the local government and 10 ward []The post FCT polls: Kuje APGA adopts council chair for 2nd term appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Christmas: FCT residents decry absence of food vendors
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have expressed worry over the absence of food vendors during the yuletide. A cross-section of residents interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja, said the situation had resulted in hardship as they needed to refill their stomachs during the day. Malam Abdullahi []The post Christmas: FCT residents decry absence of food vendors appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2 suspected kidnappers arrested in Ondo
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Two members of a suspected gang of kidnappers have been arrested by a combined team of security agencies in Ondo State. The suspects, whose names were given as 42-year- old Alhassan Saleh from Nasarawa State and 24- year-old Yahaya Yakubu from Kano State, were arrested by a team of policemen led by the Ondo State []The post 2 suspected kidnappers arrested in Ondo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sanwo-Olu, Osun First Lady celebrate Christmas with children, sick babies
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited the paediatric section of the Gbagada General Hospital on Christmas day to lift the spirit of children battling various health conditions. In Osun State, it was fun for children at the lawn of the Government House, Osogbo, the state capital where []The post Sanwo-Olu, Osun First Lady celebrate Christmas with children, sick babies appeared first on Daily Trust.
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One dead, 4 injured in three auto crashes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday recovered the lifeless body of a yet-to-be identified middle-aged man on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. NEMA believed the deceased was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver. The NEMA Public Relations Officer for the Southwest region, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed that three accidents occurred yesterday on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Farinloye advised []The post One dead, 4 injured in three auto crashes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway appeared fir
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Hearing continues Mar 1, 2019 in N182m fraud case on Ojukwu’s property
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Hearing will continue on March 1, 2019 on the trial of an estate agent, Mr Emmanuel Omuojine, who was alleged to have defrauded Ojukwu Transport Ltd (OTL) of various sums of money totalling N182 million. The case came up on Monday but was adjourned till next year. Omuojine, who was described as an agent to []The post Hearing continues Mar 1, 2019 in N182m fraud case on Ojukwu’s property appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Shehu Sani donates hall to Adara community
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Shehu Sani, has donated a hall in Honour of the late Agwom Adara, Dr. Raphael Maiwada Galadima. The Senator while handing over the hall to the community said the building will serve as a convergence point for the people of the community. This multipurpose hall was built to []The post Shehu Sani donates hall to Adara community appeared first on Daily Trust.
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EGYPT: Deposed presidents come face to face in court
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Two protagonists of Egypt’s recent history faced each other in court on Wednesday, with toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak testifying for the first time against the Muslim Brotherhood’s jailed former president, Mohammed Mursi. Mubarak, 90, gave evidence for an hour and a half at the high-security prison complex in southern Cairo where Mursi is detained. Wearing []The post EGYPT: Deposed presidents come face to face in court appeared first on Daily Trust.
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TUNISIA: Protests after journalist sets himself on fire
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Protests erupted in Tunisia after the death of a journalist who set himself on fire to protest against economic hardship in the North African nation, prompting clashes with police. Abderrazak Zorgui, a 32-year-old journalist, posted a video online before his self-immolation in the city of Kasserine, describing his desperation for a revolution over poor living []The post TUNISIA: Protests after journalist sets himself on fire appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNIED STATES:US orders medical checks after migrant children die
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of a child in the agency’s care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown under way over []The post UNIED STATES:US orders medical checks after migrant children die appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AFGHANISTAN:Presidential election delayed by three months
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Next year’s presidential election in Afghanistan has been postponed by three months, election authority sources say. It was initially due in April. A new date in mid-July or early August is to be announced on Thursday. Many potential candidates had been unable to meet registration requirements and extreme weather meant their teams could not organise []The post AFGHANISTAN:Presidential election delayed by three months appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CONGO: Three opposition areas excluded from presidential election
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Voters in three Congolese cities known as opposition strongholds will be excluded from presidential elections on security and health grounds, officials said, in a move that looks certain to inflame political tensions before Sunday’s ballot. The national electoral commission (CENI) said an Ebola outbreak the second-worst in history was behind the postponement of []The post CONGO: Three opposition areas excluded from presidential election appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ITALY: Mount Etna: New 4.8-magnitude earthquake hits Sicily
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
A 4.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Sicily near Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, injuring at least 28 people, Italian officials say. Ten people were taken to hospital suffering from light injuries caused by falling debris. Some buildings were damaged in what was the strongest in dozens of tremors since Etna erupted on Monday. Volcanic ash []The post ITALY: Mount Etna: New 4.8-magnitude earthquake hits Sicily appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FRANCE: Judges drop probe into 1994 Rwanda attack
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
French judges have dropped a long-running investigation into the shooting down of a plane carrying the former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana. His death in 1994 was a trigger of the genocide. A French inquiry began four years later at the request of relatives of the French crew members who died. A judge accused Tutsi rebels, []The post FRANCE: Judges drop probe into 1994 Rwanda attack appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JAPAN: Whale hunting: Commercial whaling to restart in July
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Japan says it is to restart commercial whaling in July in a move that is likely to draw international criticism. It said it would withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the body tasked with whale conservation. Commercial whaling was banned by the IWC in 1986 after some species were driven almost to extinction. Officials []The post JAPAN: Whale hunting: Commercial whaling to restart in July appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NACA to Nigerians: Celebrate yuletide responsibly, don’t share HIV
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) had called on Nigerians to celebrate the yuletide season responsibly. In a statement on Wednesday by the agency, NACA encouraged all Nigerians to avoid risky behaviours that may contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country. According to the Director General of NACA, Dr Sani []The post NACA to Nigerians: Celebrate yuletide responsibly, don’t share HIV appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The news that President Muhammadu Buhari was interrupted and booed intermittently by some lawmakers while presenting the appropriation bill to the National Assembly recently has been trending on the social media. Also trending is a list of the lawmakers said to have booed the President during the rowdy session. As should be expected, the PDP []The post Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Airlines still pay VAT 6 months after presidential waiver
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
More than six months after the Federal Government issued an Executive Order for the removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) from ‘All Forms of shared transportation’, airlines in the country are still burdened with VAT payment, Daily Trust can report. The executive order was announced in June by the immediate past Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi []The post Airlines still pay VAT 6 months after presidential waiver appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NNPC records N9.85bn profit in September
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced a trading surplus of N’9.85 billion for September 2018, a figure higher than the previous month’s deficit of ‘N3.90 billion. The corporation said in its September 2018 Monthly Financial and Operations Report released on Wednesday in Abuja that the improved performance of ‘N13.75 billion increase, relative to []The post NNPC records N9.85bn profit in September appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why I want to sell Forte Oil ‘ Otedola
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Business mogul Femi Otedola has announced divestment of his 75 per cent shareholding in Forte Oil to maximize opportunities in refining and petrochemicals businesses. Otedola and Aliko Dangote are in partnership for the construction of the $12 billion 650,000 barrels per day petrochemical refinery in Lekki, Lagos. The project is expected to come on-stream next []The post Why I want to sell Forte Oil ‘ Otedola appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Open disclosure of companies’ ownership will aid anti-graft war ‘ CAC
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
The Director of Compliance and Litigation, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Alhaji Garba Abubakar, has said disclosing the beneficial ownership of companies registered or incorporated in Nigeria will aid the Federal Government’s anti-corruption initiatives. Abubakar disclosed this while delivering his keynote address titled: ‘The Role of CAC in the Implementation of Beneficial Ownership Disclosure in Nigeria’, []The post Open disclosure of companies’ ownership will aid ant
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Fiscal performance: A review of 2018 and peep into 2019
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
It was indeed an exciting 2018 fiscal year. It was challenging for the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as it was rewarding for federal pensioners whose entitlements were paid. After emerging from a recession, in 2017 Nigeria’s economy began to look up. GDP growth peaked at 2.11 percent in Q4 2017. But problems began to set []The post Fiscal performance: A review of 2018 and peep into 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Liverpool go six clear as City go down to third
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Liverpool moved six points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 win over Newcastle at Anfield yesterday as Manchester City slipped further behind the Reds, going down 2-1 away at Leicester City. Jurgen Klopp’s side easily brushed aside a disappointing Newcastle United side as Dejan Lovren opened the scoring with a []The post Liverpool go six clear as City go down to third appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pogba double earns United home win
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Paul Pogba scored a second-half double to earn Manchester United a 3-1 win over Huddersfield in Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s first home game as interim manager. United were laboured early on but got their breakthrough in the 28th minute with Nemanja Matic stabbing home his first league goal since March to settle the nerves around Old []The post Pogba double earns United home win appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sinclair scores hat-trick as Celtic remain top
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Scott Sinclair completed his hat-trick amid a spell of four goals in the final seven minutes as Celtic ensured they will be top of the Scottish Premiership going into Saturday’s Rangers game. Sinclair twice put Brendan Rodgers’ side in front from close range. But Stevie May and Sam Cosgrove scored penalties in each half to []The post Sinclair scores hat-trick as Celtic remain top appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Hosting President Cup thrills Bauchi governor
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Come this Saturday and Sunday, some 300 golfers from the six states that make up the North East will converge at the Bauchi Golf Club for the third leg of the qualifying round of the Daily Trust President Cup. The first two played off in Jos and Dutse respectively. Ever since the moment Bauchi was []The post Hosting President Cup thrills Bauchi governor appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Wolves strike late to deny Fulham rare win
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Romain Saiss bundled home from close range to earn Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-1 draw at Fulham yesterday and deny Claudio Ranieri’s side their first win in six Premier League matches. Substitute Ryan Sessegnon struck to give the London side hope of three points as they fought to move off the bottom of the table, but []The post Wolves strike late to deny Fulham rare win appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mbappe picks up top honour as French Player of the Year
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Kylian Mbappe has been named French Player of the Year after by France Football. The 20-year-old has enjoyed domestic and international success in 2018, lifting the World Cup this summer with the French national side, and having picked up the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain. It is the latest in a string of honours, []The post Mbappe picks up top honour as French Player of the Year appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Milan fire blank in Frosinone stalemate
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
AC Milan completed four Serie A games without scoring for the first time since 1984 when they were held 0-0 at next-to-bottom Frosinone yesterday. The result, and another lacklustre performance, against the team with Serie A’s worst defensive record heaped more pressure on Milan’s beleaguered coach Gennaro Gattuso. Italian media reported that Gattuso could be []The post Milan fire blank in Frosinone stalemate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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China’s Dalian Yifang make 44m offer for Zaha
Thu, 27 Dec 2018
Wilfried Zaha has reportedly been the subject of a massive offer from Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang, in a bid to lure him from Crystal Palace. With the transfer window set to open, speculation is rife as to the 26-year-old’s whereabouts come January. According to reports yesterday, the Ivorian international has been offered a []The post China’s Dalian Yifang make 44m offer for Zaha appeared first on Daily Trust.
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