Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Friday 11th January 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Friday 11th January 2019

2019: I am confident of winning – Buhari
Fri, 11 Jan 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimism that he would win the forthcoming presidential election, saying “victory is with us”.

The president spoke at the inaugural meeting of the 2019 APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He appealed to the members of the council to be dedicated and committed to the task ahead.

“I would like to appeal to you to dedicate and commit yourself once again to the task at hand. There is no doubt that victory is with us: it is ours, but that shouldn’t mean we should rest even for a moment.

“Even though we are confident of winning, I urge you to work as hard as you can so that we can maximise the scale and extent of our victory.

“I urge you to rise to the challenge of the great expectations this party and Nigerians have for you and the confidence that I personally have in the ability of all of you to deliver,” he said.

The president urged the council members to ensure a smooth campaign and a resounding victory for the party and its candidates.

“Needless to add, your selection was not easy, because in forming this council, the party settled only for the best. You are the cream of the party and I assure you that with unity of purpose and effective harmony and communication, there is no political opponent you cannot overcome,” he said.

He said the agenda for the inaugural meeting was to consider and approve the structure and operational modalities of the campaign council.

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Amosun forecloses Senate president ambition
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday, ruled out Senate president’s ambition if elected as senator representing Ogun Central in the ninth legislature. Amosun submitted that with the position of Vice President currently occupied by Professor Yemi Osinbajo, an indigene of Ogun State, it was not feasible for the APC to concede Senate Presidency to the []The post Amosun forecloses Senate president ambition appeared first on Daily Trust.
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as Lalong, Useni, 12 others sign peace accord in Plateau
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Jeremiah Useni, and 12 others from different political parties have signed a peace accord pledging to avoid all acts of violence that may lead to the destruction of lives and property. The peace accord endorsement, which took []The post as Lalong, Useni, 12 others sign peace accord in Plateau appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari can’t fix Nigeria ‘ Titi Abubakar
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hajiya Titi Atiku Abubakar, has appealed to Nigerians to ‘kick out’ President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 election, saying his government has lost its way. Mrs Abubakar said Buhari, who is candidate of the APC, has crippled the nation’s economy and brought hunger []The post Buhari can’t fix Nigeria ‘ Titi Abubakar appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okorocha: Imo people know their next governor
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that the governorship election has been won and lost as the people already know who will govern them in 2019. Okorocha, who spoke when the new General Officer Commanding (GOC), the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Maj. Gen. A. C. Maikobi, paid him a courtesy []The post Okorocha: Imo people know their next governor appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bode George endorses Agbaje for Lagos governorship
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
A former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has ended insinuations of a rift between him and the party’s candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, as he has officially raised his hand and that of his running mate, Haleemat Busari, endorsing them for the March governorship election in []The post Bode George endorses Agbaje for Lagos governorship appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Plateau commissioner tackles Jang over comment on Lalong
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, has reacted to comments attributed to the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Jonah Jang, who on Tuesday alleged that Governor Simon Bako Lalong governed the state from Abuja. Jang was also quoted to have said at the recent PDP governorship flag-off in Mangu that []The post Plateau commissioner tackles Jang over comment on Lalong appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Saraki’s has failed to incite public against APC ‘ Gov’ship candidate
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Thousands of APC members and supporters, yesterday, locked down Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, for several hours as the party’s governorship candidate, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, led other candidates to mobilise voters ahead of the general elections. The rally saw thousands of locals lining the streets with a long motorcade and trucks conveying the APC campaigners amid []The post Saraki’s has failed to incite public against APC ‘ Gov’ship candidate appeared first on Daily Trus
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Political parties kick against planned relocation of INEC collation centre in Bauchi
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Political parties contesting for Dass, Tafawa Balewa Bogoro constituency in Bauchi state have kicked against a plan by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to relocate a collation centre in the areas ahead of the forthcoming general elections. The protesters from Bogoro, Dass and Tafawa Balewa alleged that INEC wanted to relocate the said collation []The post Political parties kick against planned relocation of INEC collation centre in Bauchi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Plateau commissioner tackles Jang over comment on Lalong
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, has reacted to comments attributed to the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Jonah Jang, who on Tuesday alleged that Governor Simon Bako Lalong governs the state from Abuja. Jang was also quoted to have said at the recent PDP governorship flag-off in Mangu that []The post Plateau commissioner tackles Jang over comment on Lalong appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buratai inaugurates 63 brigade, flags- off operation Python Dance in Asaba
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday inaugurated the 63 Brigade Nigerian Army and flaged-off operation Egwu Eke (Python Dance), in Asaba, Delta. Buratai, represented by Maj.Gen. Jamil Sarham, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, said the brigade would ensure peace, security and promote commerce in Asaba and its environs. ‘It []The post Buratai inaugurates 63 brigade, flags- off operation Python Dance in Asaba appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gen. Alkali’s death: 13 more persons still at large ‘ Police
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Plateau Police Command has declared 13 more persons wanted in connection with the killing of Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali (rtd). The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Terna Tyopev, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Jos. According to Tyopev, 12 of the suspects hail from Dwei Village in Du District, while one is []The post Gen. Alkali’s death: 13 more persons still at large Police appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Strike: ASUU yet to conclude consultations- Biodun Ogunyemi
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), says it is yet to conclude consultations with its members on the possible agreement presented by the Federal Government. ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, said the union was still consulting. NAN recalled []The post Strike: ASUU yet to conclude consultations- Biodun Ogunyemi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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In celebration of six million strong man
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
BOOK REVIEW IN CELEBRATION OF SIX MILLION STRONG MAN Title of the Book: Voice of Media, Voice of the People Editor: Qasim Akinreti, PhD Publisher: Nigerian Union of Journalists, Lagos State Council Pages: 129 Reviewer: Tunde Akanni, PhD From royalties of distinction, to first rate, national political figures and activists together with the central players []The post In celebration of six million strong man appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ASUU asks members to await further developments before resumption
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has asked its members to wait for further development in its dialogue to end the ongoing nationwide strike. The Union also said the offer from the Federal Government towards resolving the demands of ASUU, as contained in the 2017 Memorandum of Action (MoA), was still far from expectations. []The post ASUU asks members to await further developments before resumption appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Katsina Govt. re-engages 153 contract teachers’Commissioner
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The Katsina State Government on Thursday re-engaged 153 contract teachers to enhance the quality of education in the state,. The Commissioner of Education, Prof. Badamasi Lawal made the disclosure while distributing re-engagement letters to some of the renewed contract staff in Katsina. He said that the staffers are Nigerians residing in the state who are []The post Katsina Govt. re-engages 153 contract teachers’Commissioner appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Congo presidential loser rejects, calls surprise result as ‘coup
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The runner-up in the Democratic Republic of Congos presidential election, Martin Fayulu has rejected the results announced early Thursday, describing it as a coup engineered by the out going president to deny him the presidency of the country. A chaotic vote in the vast and volatile nation of 80 million people has raised fears of []The post Congo presidential loser rejects, calls surprise result as ‘coup’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi clinches surprise win in presidential election
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the surprise winner of last month’s chaotic presidential election. However, the runner-up dismissed the outcome as an ‘electoral coup’. The result sets the stage for Congo’s first democratic transfer of power, but also a tense political standoff with the potential for the []The post Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi clinches surprise win in presidential election a
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NAFDAC intercepts trailer loaded with codeine syrup, other unregistered drugs
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
The operatives of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday intercepted a 40feet trailer at Oshodi enroute Mushin in Lagos which was transporting suspected pharmaceutical products to an unknown destination. A statement from NAFDAC head office in Abuja on Thursday said the interception was possible []The post NAFDAC intercepts trailer loaded with codeine syrup, other unregistered drugs appeared first on Daily T
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INEC in the last three years
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Following an emergency meeting it held on September 9 at the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja, the PDP Governors’ Forum issued a statement in which it passed a vote of no confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to a report of the meeting in the Vanguard of September 11, the PDP governors []The post INEC in the last three years appeared first on Daily Trust.
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