Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Thursdays 10th January 2019

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Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Thursdays 10th January 2019

We need new security architecture for 2019 polls ‘ INEC
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has called for new security architecture for the 2019 elections consistent with the provision of Section 29 (3) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). Professor Yakubu spoke, yesterday, at the regular quarterly meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES). He []The post We need new security architecture for 2019 polls INEC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lamido, police differ over PDP zonal rally in Jigawa
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Police in Jigawa State have allegedly disrupted the flag off of the North West PDP zonal campaign in Gumel town of the state. The police allegedly dispersed the crowd after throwing canisters of teargas at the venue of the zonal campaign. Stern looking policemen were strategically positioned after using their vehicles to barricade the Maigatari []The post Lamido, police differ over PDP zonal rally in Jigawa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ekiti gov’ship: Tribunal adjourns judgment indefinitely
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has adjourned sine die (indefinitely) judgement following the conclusion of hearing of the case. The petition was filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, against the election of Mr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as []The post Ekiti gov’ship: Tribunal adjourns judgment indefinitely appeared first on Daily Trust.
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C/River: Gov’ship hopeful seeks reconciliation with minister
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The APC gubernatorial candidate in Cross River State, Senator John Owan-Enoh, has approached the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani, for peace and reconciliation following the High Court rejection of the latter’s request for him to be declared as the authentic candidate of the party. In a public statement issued in Calabar, Senator []The post C/River: Gov’ship hopeful seeks reconciliation with minister appeared first on Daily Trust.
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No gov’t money for campaign ‘ Buhari
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to eliminate corruption in campaign financing in the country, pledging that he will not authorise the use of any money from the treasury for his re-election campaign. Speaking at the close of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, President Buhari directed cabinet ministers to take advantage of technology []The post No gov’t money for campaign ‘ Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I’m probing Kwankwaso ‘ Ganduje
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje says he is probing his predecessor, Sen. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso over multi-billion naira 5 kilometre road projects. Ganduje who dropped the hint yesterday while inaugurating 12 campaign committees for his second term bid, said Kano Stat government had taken the matter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ganduje explained []The post I’m probing Kwankwaso ‘ Ganduje appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gunmen attack Atiku campaign office in Akure
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
About 10 armed men, yesterday, stormed the campaign office of PDP presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, in Akure, the Ondo State capital where they assaulted security guards and destroyed posters. The Atiku Campaign Organisation in the state has decried the midnight attack, describing it as barbaric, and fingering members of the opposition APC. A statement issued []The post Gunmen attack Atiku campaign office in Akure appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP loses 450 members in A/Ibom
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The PDP in Udung Uko Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has lost over 450 members to the APC. The defectors joined the APC yesterday during a visit to the APC Campaign Office along Four Lanes in Uyo. They were led by Mr Obiosio Obisio, the PDP Udung Uko Local Government chapter Youth Leader, []The post PDP loses 450 members in A/Ibom appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 elections: Kano CP assures residents of maximum security
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rabi’u Yusuf has assured residents of Kano state of maximum security before, during and after the forth-coming general elections, urging the non-indigene registered voters to stay and exercise their franchise without fear of any eventuality. He gave the assurance Wednesday when the state’s election peace committee jointly led by []The post 2019 elections: Kano CP assures residents of maximum security appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Boko Haram and Gov. Shettima’s Laughable Gaffes
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
I know the pains and challenges of leadership. A leader who is genuinely concerned about the peace and welfare of his people, but faced with seeming intractable problems on this path, agonizes every day and night pondering a solution. But I also absolutely believe that positively deploying the potency of past experiences in leadership is []The post Boko Haram and Gov. Shettima’s Laughable Gaffes appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Authorities face girls’ education with renewed vigour
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Sokoto State has reportedly raised school enrolment campaign in renewed efforts to improve girls’ education and get at least one million more in school. Over the years, there have been concern over low enrolment of girls and poor school attendance in Northern Nigeria which led to a number of interventions, including the Enrolment Drive Campaign []The post Authorities face girls’ education with renewed vigour appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Enrolment to increase in Cross River schools
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The governorship candidate of the APC in Cross River State, Senator John Owan-Enoh, has pledged to increase student grants and enrolment. He said as a member of the House of Representatives and senator representing Cross River Central Senatorial District, he has given scholarships to over 2,000 young people as part of his human capacity development []The post Enrolment to increase in Cross River schools appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FEC approves 4 new private universities
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of four new private universities. The announcement for the approval was made at the end of the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting that lasted for about five hours, []The post FEC approves 4 new private universities appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gwagwalada chair summons AEDC officials over power outage
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha Danze, has summoned officials of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (ADEC) over lack of power supply in Dobi, Paiko and Ibwa communities of the council. Danze, who was speaking during a meeting in his office yesterday, also complained over unnecessary disconnection of electricity installations by the []The post Gwagwalada chair summons AEDC officials over power outage appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Abaji chairman’s re- election a done deal ‘ APC chieftain
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the FCT, Alhaji Musa Yahaya Muhammad, has said the re election of the incumbent chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, is a done deal. Muhammad, who was an aspirant of the House of Representatives in the last primaries, stated this during an interview []The post Abaji chairman’s re- election a done deal ‘ APC chieftain appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCT polls: Gbari forum endorses Kuje boss for second term
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Kuje chapter of Abuja Gbari Forum (AGF) has endorsed the re election of the incumbent chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, for a second term in the March 9, 2019 council polls. Chairman of the forum, Mr. Ayuba S. Noma, stated this after the forum’s meeting, which had the council chairman, []The post FCT polls: Gbari forum endorses Kuje boss for second term appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NGO demands investment on prevention of postpartum haemorrhage
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), an NGO, has appealed to governments at all levels to invest in the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage (excessive bleeding after child birth). Malam Salisu Muhammad, the Executive Director of the organisation, made the call in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja. Muhammad appealed to the governments to earmark []The post NGO demands investment on prevention of postpartum haemorrhage appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Trailer crushes pregnant woman to death in Ibadan
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
An articulated vehicle on Wednesday crushed a pregnant woman to death at the Molete flyover in Molete area of Ibadan, Oyo State. The spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Seun Onijala, confirmed the incident to journalists in Ibadan. He said the FRSC had quickly moved to the area to immediately cleared traffic []The post Trailer crushes pregnant woman to death in Ibadan appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Elections, tight monetary policy to subdue economic growth in 2019 ‘ Experts
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
After a period of strength, the rapid sell-off in crude oil in November and December 2018 amid a testy political climate is driving a cautious outlook regarding Nigeria’s macroeconomic environment in 2019. The Chief Investment Officer, Sigma Pensions Limited (Sigma), Mr. Pabina Yinkere said: ‘In our view, the investment landscape for the coming year will []The post Elections, tight monetary policy to subdue economic growth in 2019 ‘ Experts appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CBN plans to sell N823.4bn worth of treasury bills in Q1
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it plans to raise treasury bills worth N823.43 billion in the first quarter of 2019. The CBN made the disclosure in its 2019 Nigerian Treasury Bills Issue programme for the first quarter of the year which was posted on its website. The apex bank said the bills, which []The post CBN plans to sell N823.4bn worth of treasury bills in Q1 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tax debt: FIRS shuts DN Meyer, Morrison, others
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has sealed the premises of DN Meyer Plc, Morrison Industries Plc and seven other companies in Lagos. A statement, yesterday, from the FIRS media office in Lagos said the enforcement exercise, which ran from Monday to yesterday, also affected Grizi Nigeria Limited, African Paints Nigeria Limited, Congas Oil, J. []The post Tax debt: FIRS shuts DN Meyer, Morrison, others appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Power generation: FG records 8,686.6mw increase
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Federal Government recorded an increase of 8,686.6 megawatts (MW) in power generation in December 2018, as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) transmitted 125,346.4mw as against 116,659.8mw in November 2018. The daily statistics of TCN operations obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO), a section of []The post Power generation: FG records 8,686.6mw increase appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: Shareholders task SEC, NSE on minority investors’ protection
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Shareholders have urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to introduce policies that will enhance minority shareholders’ protection in 2019. The shareholders, who gave the advice in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), yesterday in Lagos, said that would strengthen investors’ confidence. Mr Boniface Okezie, the []The post 2019: Shareholders task SEC, NSE on minority investors’ protection appeared first on Daily
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SMEDAN, NEXIM Bank sign MoU to ease export for SMEs
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) with the Nigeria Export and Import Bank (NEXIM) to enable MSMEs benefit from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The signing ceremony took place on the sidelines of the Exporter Enlightenment Forum for North West Zone held []The post SMEDAN, NEXIM Bank sign MoU to ease export for SMEs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Budget: Trade ministry to spend N11.99bn on capital projects
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has proposed to spend a total of N11.99 billion on capital projects out of N15.66 billion total expenditure included in the 2019 budget currently before the National Assembly. An analysis of the ministry’s budget for the 2019 fiscal year yet to be approved by the National Assembly []The post Budget: Trade ministry to spend N11.99bn on capital projects appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dangote BlocMaster best for construction in swampy area
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
The new cement product launched by Dangote Cement Plc is expected to address the challenges associated with building construction in swampy areas. Undoubtedly, lots of developers try to avoid constructing on swampy land because of the cost of getting it right but in areas like Lagos State where it is increasingly getting difficult to get []The post ‘Dangote BlocMaster best for construction in swampy area’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG’s social investment programmes most popular in N/West ‘ Report
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
A report released by Nigeria’s Presidential Delivery Unit has shown that the North West is the region with the highest awareness of the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs). The report of the unit, situated in the Office of the Vice President, released yesterday, showed that the programmes are most popular in the northern states, []The post FG’s social investment programmes most popular in N/West Report appeared first on Daily Trust.
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The face of golf in 2019
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
There will never be a straight answer if the question comes up that the game of golf had a swell time in 2018. Truth is the game was served duff cards and thrown curved balls while that year lasted. Golf simply travelled through rough paths in 2018. But ordinarily, save for greed from certain quarter, []The post The face of golf in 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Being Nigeria’s number 1 ranked golfer comes with pressure ‘ Odoh
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
Andrew Odoh, the nation’s number one ranked professional golf player, says being number one comes with so much pressure. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lagos that the pressure constantly kept him on his toes. He added that unlike in other climes where players only focus on training and being ready []The post Being Nigeria’s number 1 ranked golfer comes with pressure Odoh appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Osinbajo, Ajimobi tee off President Cup in Ibadan
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
After successfully touring the three zones in the north, action will resume this Saturday and Sunday in the Daily Trust President Buhari Golf Cup at the Ibadan Golf Club. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi will perform the Teeing Off ceremony. Some 400 players from the six states []The post Osinbajo, Ajimobi tee off President Cup in Ibadan appeared first on Daily Trust.
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