Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 8th January 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Tuesday 8th January 2019

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Atiku pledges job creation, revival of Ajaokuta
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to give top priority to job creation if elected in the forthcoming election. Atiku, who made the pledge, yesterday, in Lokoja during the PDP presidential campaign flag off in Kogi State, lamented the current high rate of unemployment and []The post Atiku pledges job creation, revival of Ajaokuta appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ex-Borno Governor Goni defects to APC
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
A Second Republic Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Goni has announced his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Goni, 77, who was also the Borno State governorship candidate of the PDP in 2011, announced his defection after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa. He []The post Ex-Borno Governor Goni defects to APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lawyer wants INEC to reject AA candidates for Ondo elections
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
A civil rights activist and legal practitioner, Kayode Ajulo has written to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu over the conduct of the elections in Ondo State. In a letter to INEC which was made available to Daily Trust, Ajulo argued that the Action Alliance (AA) party did not []The post Lawyer wants INEC to reject AA candidates for Ondo elections appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Centre decries attack on INEC, calls for citizen vigilance
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has expressed apprehension over the unending attacks, as well as the elaborate disinformation campaign being orchestrated by partisan actors against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The executive director of the centre, Comrade Dr. Ibrahim M. Zikirullahi, said, yesterday, in a statement that while CHRICED []The post Centre decries attack on INEC, calls for citizen vigilance appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why Tinubu will be fully in charge of my campaigns ‘ Buhari
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will fully be in charge of his second term campaigns. Buhari who made the disclosure during the inauguration of his presidential campaign council at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, said he would not allow his job to suffer during his []The post Why Tinubu will be fully in charge of my campaigns ‘ Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Is IGP bound to retire under the Public Service Rules
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The public disquiet over the continuing service of the incumbent head of the Police Force, the Inspector-General, Mal. Ibrahim Idris, is based on the assumption that he has attained (or will shortly attain) either or both of the milestones statutorily prescribed for his compulsory retirement under Rule 020810 of the extant Federal Public Service Rules. []The post Is IGP bound to retire under the Public Service Rules’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 Budget and the Presidency
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
When President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) addressed a joint session of the National Assembly to present the 2019 Appropriation Bill, he was interrupted intermittently. Lawmakers either booed or cheered according to Party affiliation. As he mentioned some of the supposed achievements of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration lawmakers from the main opposition People’s Democratic Party []The post 2019 Budget and the Presidency appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bauchi 2019: The imperative of Abubakar’s return
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Apparently, the Bauchi state governor, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has a harculean task before him in 2019 returning to the Bauchi Government for a second term in office. At least, so it seems given his formidable opponent a former Minister of FCT, Bala Muhammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). For those of []The post Bauchi 2019: The imperative of Abubakar’s return appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How elderly people can stay healthy
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Mr John (not real name) is 65 years old, he walks a distance of almost a kilometre every two days as part of his effort to stay healthy. Exercise, according to experts, improves health and mental alertness of people whether elderly or young, hence all categories of people indulge in some physical effort for better []The post How elderly people can stay healthy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Recurrent miscarriage, defined as the consecutive loss of three of more pregnancies before 20 weeks gestation, has been linked to faulty sperm. Scientists at Imperial College London, who investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages compared the results to the sperm health of 60 male volunteers []The post Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How wrong snacking on nuts, fruits leads to weight gain
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Some people opt for healthy nuts and dried fruits to reduce their weight and in the process tend to replace their meals and snack more with the nuts because they are healthy, forgetting that they, too it contain calories. Miss Manda, in her early 20s, said while trying to lose weight and avoiding or skipping []The post How wrong snacking on nuts, fruits leads to weight gain appeared first on Daily Trust.
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My dad has a Spinal Cord Injury
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Permit me a space in your weekly dedicated health column to ask about spinal cord injury. My mother had a car accident few months ago and was flown abroad for treatment. Wishing you a happy 2019. Zahra X Thanks Zahra for your question and best wishes for New Year. According to World Health Organization the []The post My dad has a Spinal Cord Injury appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Performance reward critical to good health care delivery
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Dean of Clinical Medicine, Igbinedion University, Okada, Prof. Dominic Osaghae, says staff performance reward is critical to health care delivery in the country. Prof Osaghae said this at the weekend at the 2nd annually staff productivity and performance reward day of the Department of Family Medicine/General Practice Clinic, University of Benin Teaching Hospital. ‘Productivity []The post Performance reward critical to good health care delivery appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Experts call for solution to power, infrastructure
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Stakeholders in business, yesterday, said fixing unstable power supply, bridging infrastructure gaps and creating an enabling environment are fundamental to business and economic development in 2019. The experts expressed their views in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Mr Muda Yusuf, Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), said []The post Experts call for solution to power, infrastructure appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG budgets N390m to complete FAAN hqtrs in Abuja
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The plan to relocate the corporate headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) may soon come to fruition as the Federal Government has made budgetary provision of N390m for the completion of the project. This is coming amidst mixed feelings in the aviation industry over the insistence by the government to relocate the []The post FG budgets N390m to complete FAAN hqtrs in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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DisCos must improve power, stop energy theft before tariff raise ‘ Okpukpara
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Emeka Okpukpara, is a partner at Nextier Power which has held the monthly Nextier Power Dialogue in Abuja since 2016. In this interview, the sector expert proffers ways to raise tariff and solve liquidity issues. The power sector faces over N1 trillion liquidity crisis. Some operators trace this to poor tariff. How can this be []The post DisCos must improve power, stop energy theft before tariff raise Okpukpara appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FIRS targets N8.3tn revenue from taxes in 2019 ‘ Fowler
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it is targeting N8.3 trillion from the various taxes in 2019 an increase from N5.32 trillion realised in 2018. Dr Tunde Fowler, FIRS Executive Chairman, stated this at the on-going 2019 stakeholders’ retreat yesterday in Lagos. The theme of the retreat is ‘Parliamentary Support for Effective Taxation of []The post FIRS targets N8.3tn revenue from taxes in 2019 Fowler appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Keystone Bank floats first zero data mobile app
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Customers of Keystone Bank Limited can now transact banking services at their convenience on the new ‘Keystone Bank Mobile App’ with zero data. The feature, which is another first from the bank and in the Nigerian banking sector, enables customers to enjoy banking services on their mobile phones without data. According to the Group Managing []The post Keystone Bank floats first zero data mobile app appeared first on Daily Trust.
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KEDCO cuts collection losses to meet N48bn target in 2019
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) says the company has perfected plans to cut Aggregate Technical, Commercial and Collection (ATC&C) losses to less than 20 per cent in 2019. KEDCO’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, made the disclosure, yesterday, while speaking to newsmen in Kano. Dr Gwamna said []The post KEDCO cuts collection losses to meet N48bn target in 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PAN to boost production, churns out 30 vehicles daily
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
PAN Nigeria Limited has reiterated its determination to boost vehicle production at its world class Assembly Plant in Kaduna and remain the leading assembler in Nigeria. PAN Nigeria Limited was incorporated in 1972 as a joint venture between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Automobile Peugeot France. Daily Trust reports that the Kaduna factory was []The post PAN to boost production, churns out 30 vehicles daily appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG commences 2019 with savings bonds offers
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Federal Government has commenced the 2019 savings bonds sales by offering for subscription two-year savings bond at 12.12 per cent and three-year savings bond at 13.12 per cent, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said. According to the offer circular obtained from the DMO website yesterday, the two-year bond will be due in Jan. []The post FG commences 2019 with savings bonds offers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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McGregor wants to fight Japanese kickboxer Nasukawa
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
UFC fighter Conor McGregor says he wants to fight Tenshin Nasukawa in a mixed martial arts bout following the Japanese kickboxer’s defeat by Floyd Mayweather. Nasukawa, 20, was beaten by former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 41, in only 140 seconds in an exhibition boxing match on 31 December. Mayweather beat McGregor last year in the []The post McGregor wants to fight Japanese kickboxer Nasukawa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Adekuoroye eyes wrestling gold at World championship
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Commonwealth gold medalist Odunayo Adekuoroye says she is targeting a gold medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. Adekuoroye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja that she had begun preparations since the 2018 National Sports Festival (NSF). The 25-year-old who won a gold medal in her fourth appearance []The post Adekuoroye eyes wrestling gold at World championship appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sevilla hold talks over Morata loan move
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Sevilla have held preliminary talks with the agent of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata as they look to sign the Spain international on loan until the end of the season. Goal understands that Morata’s representative, Juanma Lopez, met with the Liga club recently in a bid to earn his client a move back to his homeland. []The post Sevilla hold talks over Morata loan move appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Top NFF officials face charge over financial misconduct
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla has revealed that top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) indicted will be charged to court today following the conclusion of investigations. The panel is investigating a case of conspiracy and alleged diversion of public funds at the NFF to []The post Top NFF officials face charge over financial misconduct appeared first on Daily Trust.
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WBU names Nigerian, Promoter of the Year
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Professional boxing ended year 2018 when Monarch Promotions boss, Prince Stanley Williams was named Promoter of the Year by the World boxing Union (WBU). President of the World Boxing Union (WBU) Thorsten Knille while decorating the Monarch Promotions boss with the belt, said: ‘WBU has chosen you as our Promoter of the Year for promoting []The post WBU names Nigerian, Promoter of the Year appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CAF Confed Cup: Chukwu predicts win for Rangers against Bantu
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Christian Chukwu, Sport Manager of Rangers of Enugu, yesterday predicted massive win for the club in their away weekend match against Bantu of Lesotho. Chukwu, a former Super Eagles coach, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that they were confident of securing victory in Lesotho in the team’s bid to qualify from the group []The post CAF Confed Cup: Chukwu predicts win for Rangers against Bantu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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City counting on fit-again De Bruyne to boost title defence
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Manchester City’s chances of overtaking Liverpool and defending their Premier League title depend to a large extent on Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne staying fit and in form for the rest of the campaign, manager Pep Guardiola said. De Bruyne was a key player in the side that won the title last term, but injuries []The post City counting on fit-again De Bruyne to boost title defence appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ondo athletes protest 16 months unpaid allowances
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The athletes under the Ondo State Sports Council, yesterday in Akure, protested their 16 months unpaid allowance by the state government. The athletes, who locked the gates of the sports council, carried placards with different inscriptions as: ‘We need our allowance, enough is enough; ‘All we are saying, pay our 16 months stipend, enough is []The post Ondo athletes protest 16 months unpaid allowances appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sarri says Germany move bad for Hudson-Odoi
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Maurizio Sarri says Callum Hudson-Odoi would be making the wrong decision if he chooses to move to Germany, but admits he has not spoken to the youngster about his Chelsea future. Bayern Munich have made three offers for the 18-year-old during the January transfer window, the latest of which is in excess of 30m, according []The post Sarri says Germany move bad for Hudson-Odoi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bertens grinds down Pera in Sydney, faces Muguruza next
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
World No 9 Kiki Bertens overcame a sluggish start to beat American lucky loser Bernarda Pera 7-5 6-4 and reach the second round of the Sydney International yesterday. Pera, who benefited from Briton Johanna Konta’s withdrawal, started on the front foot by breaking her Dutch opponent in the opening game. The 24-year-old more than held []The post Bertens grinds down Pera in Sydney, faces Muguruza next appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Don’t vote PDP, Amaechi begs voters
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
In his remarks, Amaechi who enumerated some of the projects executed by the administration said they are requesting for another tenure to enable them complete the ongoing projects across the country. ‘We are no longer stealing money. PDP stole the money meant to feed Nigerians and until they return it, they will not have peace. []The post ‘Don’t vote PDP, Amaechi begs voters appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CSO demands Amina Zakari, IGP’s removal
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has demanded the removal of Mrs. Amina Zakari as the collation officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for this year’s general elections. HURIWA in a statement signed by its management, yesterday, also demanded the removal of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, who []The post CSO demands Amina Zakari, IGP’s removal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP launches campaign in Katsina, promises to reintroduce Yar’adua blueprint
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The PDP in Katsina State has flagged off its presidential and gubernatorial campaigns with the promise of reintroducing policies and programmes of its past governors, late Umaru Yar’adua and Ibrahim Shehu Shema. Speaking at the launch, its gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Yakubu Lado, said these ‘two great sons’ of the party had laid a solid blueprint []The post PDP launches campaign in Katsina, promises to reintroduce Yar’adua blueprint appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Olujimi accuses Fayose of hijacking Atiku’s campaign council in Ekiti
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has accused former Governor Ayodele Fayose of hijacking Atiku Abubakar Campaign Council in Ekiti State by allegedly injecting his cronies in all strategic positions. In a petition to the National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Uche Secondus, Olujimi called on the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party []The post Olujimi accuses Fayose of hijacking Atiku’s campaign council in Ekiti appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ndoma-Egba enjoins C/River to reciprocate Buhari’s love with votes
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The chairman of the Board of NDDC and former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has called on the electorate in Cross River State to reciprocate the love President Muhammadu Buhari has shown them by giving him bulk votes next month. He said the president singled out the state and gave her several key federal government []The post Ndoma-Egba enjoins C/River to reciprocate Buhari’s love with votes appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Northern youth allege plot to destabilise elections using labour strike
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has alleged plot by some political parties and thugs to hijack the planned labour strike to destabilise the coming general elections. The forum, therefore, urged labour to put on hold all issues related to the national minimum wage until April this year. ‘National chairman of the forum, Comrade Elliott []The post Northern youth allege plot to destabilise elections using labour strike appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Campaign: BCO drums support for Tinubu
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) said, yesterday, that it has no doubt that Senator Bola Tinubu will deliver as co-chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council. The group, which vouched for Tinubu, said the former governor of Lagos State will not disappoint the party and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in the onerous task given []The post Campaign: BCO drums support for Tinubu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I’ve no godfather for Ogun gov’ship ‘ ANRP candidate
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The governorship candidate of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) in Ogun State, Mr Adewale Omoniyi, has declared that he does not have a godfather in politics. Speaking with newsmen in Lagos on his chances at the March 2 governorship election, Omoniyi said the people of the state have seen through all the governorship candidates and []The post I’ve no godfather for Ogun gov’ship ‘ ANRP candidate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos 2019: No rift between party leaders, Agbaje ‘ PDP chair
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Amidst rising concerns over the campaign trajectory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, the party chairman, Dr. Ademola Dominic, said there is no rift between the party and its candidate. Daily Trust reports that there had been concerns among stakeholders and members of the party that the governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, []The post Lagos 2019: No rift between party leaders, Agbaje ‘ PDP chair appeared first on Daily Trust.
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C/River: Court dismisses Usani’s case against Enoh, APC
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
An FCT High Court in Apo has dismissed a suit instituted by Minister of Niger Delta Development, Uguru Usani, challenging the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State. Usani, who lost out in the September 30, 2018 governorship primary election that produced Senator John Enoh as the flag bearer of []The post C/River: Court dismisses Usani’s case against Enoh, APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ezekwesili promises to lift 80m Nigerians out of poverty
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, the Presidential Candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has promised to lift 80 million Nigerians out of poverty, if elected in the upcoming general election. Ezekwesili made the pledge at the launching of her Presidential campaign at the Chief of Karu Palace, in FCT on Monday. According to her, ACPN []The post Ezekwesili promises to lift 80m Nigerians out of poverty appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Troops neutralise over 100 Boko Haram terrorists, recover weapons
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Troops have neutralised over 100 Boko Haram terrorists in recent various clearance operations in Yobe and Borno, the army said in a statement on Monday. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the spokesman of the army said the terrorists were killed at Goniri in Yobe, Damasak, Kross Kauwa and Monguno, among other locations in Borno. According to him, []The post Troops neutralise over 100 Boko Haram terrorists, recover weapons appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Show mercy on university students, ASUU tells Buhari
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to show mercy on university students by quickly meeting the demands of the union. ASUU has been on strike since November 5, 2018. The union said it is on the strike to make the ruling class responsible for the future of Nigerian []The post Show mercy on university students, ASUU tells Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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None of our student is kidnapped, killed ‘ Al-Qalam University
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Al-Qalam University, Katsina has described as false a social media post in circulation alleging the kidnap and killing of its students insisting that none of its student is reported missing, kidnapped or killed by any parent or security personnel. A statement from the public affairs department of the university said the university had contacted some []The post None of our student is kidnapped, killed ‘ Al-Qalam University appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JAMB set to inaugurate transparency bulletin
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it was set to commence the publication of a bulletin of its financial activities to the public for the purpose of transparency. The Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday []The post JAMB set to inaugurate transparency bulletin appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2 suspects killed, 7 captured in failed Gabon coup attempt
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
Gabon security forces killed two suspects in a failed coup attempt in Gabon on Monday. Government security forces also captured seven others, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told reporters. The plotters seized control of the national radio station early on Monday morning. They then broadcast a message saying that President Ali Bongo was no longer fit []The post 2 suspects killed, 7 captured in failed Gabon coup attempt appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gabon: Government says coup attempt failed
Tue, 08 Jan 2019
The government in Gabon has said four of the soldiers who attempted to seize power in a coup on Monday, had been arrested. It assured that normalcy would be restored in the Central African nation. The military claimed to have seized power from the President Ali Bongo-led government in the country earlier in the day. []The post Gabon: Government says coup attempt failed appeared first on Daily Trust.
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