Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Thursday 17th January 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Thursday 17th January 2019

Many of those seeking power have failed Nigeria- Mrs Saraki
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki has warned that many of those seeking power at this years general elections had failed Nigeria in their respective capacity. She made this claim while delivering her speech at the 2018 edition of Daily Trust African of the Year award in Abuja on Wednesday. Many of those []The post Many of those seeking power have failed Nigeria- Mrs Saraki appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Issues to contend in 2019 presidential election
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
This writer once joked with a friend about the worthlessness of most of our numerous political parties. He joked that their presidential candidates should be allowed to select loved ones as running mates. This joke arose from the honest understanding that the support bases of these so-called political parties might actually not extend beyond the []The post Issues to contend in 2019 presidential election appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Almajiri: We need clear exit route, enough of literature reviews
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
We are tired of reading write-ups on the effects of present day Almajiranci (Almajiri system of education), causes of the menace, or even why we need to address the problem. These topics have been over flogged. What we need to be talking about are the ‘HOWs’ i.e., HOW to solve the problem, HOW the problem []The post Almajiri: We need clear exit route, enough of literature reviews appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why APC will win Plateau again
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Given the context of the current political realities in Plateau State, one can say without fear of contradiction that Plateau is an APC State! A state that has the governor, top government officials, almost all the top politicians and all the chairmen of local governments from the APC cannot be denied its fair designation as []The post Why APC will win Plateau again appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Al-Hikmah University stays consistent
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, has continually run its programmes since inception without interruptions. A total of 503 students were newly admitted comprising of 58 for the Faculty of Education, 160 for Humanities and Social Sciences, 74 for Management Sciences, 112 for Natural and Applied Science, 55 for Law and 44 for Health Sciences. Speaking at the []The post Al-Hikmah University stays consistent appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Igbinedion University asks students to shun academic fraud
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, at the weekend matriculated 577 students for the 2018/2019 academic session calling on them to shun examination misconduct and other social ills. Addressing the students during the institutions 20th matriculation ceremony, the vice chancellor, Prof Lawrence Ezemonye, urged them to obey rules and regulations and shun social ills. According to []The post Igbinedion University asks students to shun academic fraud appeared first on Daily Trust.
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TETFund stands as saving grace of higher education
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Comrade Christopher Isiguzo has described the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) as the saving grace of public tertiary institutions. The president who stated this during a curtsey visit to the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa in Abuja yesterday, promised the support of the union []The post TETFund stands as saving grace of higher education appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Woman dumps newly born baby at Giri
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
An unidentified woman has dumped a newly born baby boy in a bush at Giri village, Gwagwalada Area Council. A resident of the area, Ramatu Danjuma, said the baby was found covered in a wrapper in the bush by some youth while going to the farm on Tuesday morning. She said the cry of the []The post Woman dumps newly born baby at Giri appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Woman docked for allegedly receiving stolen property
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 27-year-old woman, John Glory, at a Kubwa Grade1 Area Court for allegedly receiving stolen property. Glory of Shelter Farm Byazhin, Kubwa, Abuja, was docked on a charge of receiving stolen property. The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that one Sonia Philip of the said address reported the matter []The post Woman docked for allegedly receiving stolen property appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court remands bizman, 56, for misappropriation
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja yesterday remanded a 56-year-old businessman, Mallam Ya’u, in prison for misappropriation. The judge, Ibrahim Balarabe, ordered Ya’u’s remand after he had pleaded guilty to charges of criminal breach of trust, misappropriation and cheating. Balarabe, however, adjourned Ya’u’s sentencing until Jan. 21, for the value of the parts []The post Court remands bizman, 56, for misappropriation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari support group solicits for votes in Abaji
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Members of a Buhari support group, Presidential Support Committee (PSC) for Buhari/Osinbajo 2019, were in Abaji, yesterday, soliciting for support from residents for the re-election of the president. The FCT Coordinator of the PSC for Buhari/Osinbajo 2019, Alhaji Musa Mohammed, said he decided to lead members of the group to visit the council chairman to []The post Buhari support group solicits for votes in Abaji appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Teenager gets 3 months’ jail for stealing laptop
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, yesterday sentenced an 18-year-old man, Henry Sunday, to three months’ imprisonment for stealing a laptop and cell phone. The judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, said the court had no option than to sentence the convict accordingly since he had pleaded guilty to the charge. Maiwada, however, gave the convict []The post Teenager gets 3 months’ jail for stealing laptop appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG budget constitutes 7% of N130trn spending for 2019 ‘ DG Budget Office
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The Federal Government’s budget of N8.83 trillion for the 2019 fiscal year constitutes only 7 per cent of the N130 trillion projected spending in the Nigerian economy in 2019. This was disclosed by the Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, during a roundtable dialogue on the 2019 budget organised []The post FG budget constitutes 7% of N130trn spending for 2019 ‘ DG Budget Office appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Power grid hits 4,932MW as DisCos get 102,218MWH energy worth N2.5bn
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The national electricity grid recorded a peak generation of 4,932 megawatts (MW) on Monday with the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) receiving 102,218 megawatts hour (MWH) energy worth about N2.484 billion to supply to over six million customers. The highest peak power generation this year remains at 5,104MW recorded on January 10, data from the Federal []The post Power grid hits 4,932MW as DisCos get 102,218MWH energy worth N2.5bn appeared first on Daily Trust.
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We’re targeting N4.3bn commodity trading revenue in 2019 ‘ Mrs. Baba-Ari
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Mrs Zaheera Baba-Ari is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX). A pioneer staff of then Abuja Stock Exchange, now NCX, who rose through the ranks to the top, Baba-Ari, in this interview, speaks on the activities of the Exchange in 2018 and projections for 2019. How were your activities []The post Were targeting N4.3bn commodity trading revenue in 2019 ‘ Mrs. Baba-Ari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Arik Air has returned to profitability, efficiency
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Arik Air has now returned to profitability and an efficiently run company about two years under the management of a receiver manager. This clarification is coming on the heels of media reports in some quarters suggesting that Arik Air cannot attract investors. But in a swift reaction to one of the publications (not Daily Trust), []The post ‘Arik Air has returned to profitability, efficiency’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Oil prices stable amid expected supply cuts
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Oil prices firmed yesterday after climbing about 3 per cent in the previous session as expectations that OPEC-led supply cuts would tighten markets despite signs of a global economic slowdown. Brent crude oil hit 60.83 dollars per barrel, 19 cents, or 0.3 per cent above the last close. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up []The post Oil prices stable amid expected supply cuts appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yuletide spending pushed inflation to 11.44% in Dec ‘ NBS
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Spending during the yuletide season pushed up inflation rate to 11.44 per cent in December from 11.28 per cent recorded in November 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The consumer price index (CPI) which measures inflation released, yesterday, by the NBS showed that December inflation rate was 0.16 percentage points higher than []The post Yuletide spending pushed inflation to 11.44% in Dec ‘ NBS appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Profit run persists as market cap adds N120bn
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The bullish run on the Nigerian stock market was sustained into the 5th consecutive session as the market capitalisation increased by N120.5bn to close at N11.4tn. Consequently, the All Share Index (ASI) rose 1.1% to 30,460.68 points driven by price appreciation in DANGCEM (+4.4%), GUINNESS (+9.7%) and UBA (+2.1%), while Year To Date (YTD) loss []The post Profit run persists as market cap adds N120bn appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Amnesty programme warns against contract racketeering
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Contractors awarded jobs for the Presidential Amnesty Programme have been warned to implement the contracts in line with the terms of agreement. Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Prof. Charles Dokubo, who gave the warning, said it was necessitated by increasing reports on sale of contracts awarded to some companies in breach of []The post Amnesty programme warns against contract racketeering appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Stakeholders seek to end Africa’s transport, logistics inefficiency
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Stakeholders in the transportation and logistics sector have converged on Abuja to seek workable solutions to end the inefficiencies in Africa’s transportation and logistics sector. The stakeholders under the auspices of African Union of Transport and Logistics Organisation (AUTLO/UAOTL) in its 1st extraordinary executive meeting which began in Abuja agreed that the African continent is []The post Stakeholders seek to end Africa’s transport, logistics inefficiency appeared first on Dai
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Sixteen firms get MANCAP certificates in Kano
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
No fewer than sixteen firms in Kano have received the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certificates from Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). The certificates were issued yesterday at a ceremony organized by SON with support from Kano state government, held at the Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano. The companies that received certificates were Ammasco International []The post Sixteen firms get MANCAP certificates in Kano appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Heartland in massive win as Abia Warriors suffer back to back losses
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Heartland FC yesterday recorded their first win of the season as they secured a massive 3-0 victory over former champions, Plateau United in Match Day 2 of the Nigeria Professional Football League in Owerri. The surprise result of the mid-week matches no doubt was the 2-1 away victory recorded by last season strugglers Remo Stars []The post Heartland in massive win as Abia Warriors suffer back to back losses appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Super Falcons battle China’s Steel Roses in 4-Nation tourney
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Reigning African champions, the Super Falcons will kick off their participation in the four-Nation China tournament against the host nation this afternoon in Meizhou Wuhua. The Super Falcons are expected to use the match against China’s female team, Steel Roses to commence preparations for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Korea Republic and []The post Super Falcons battle China’s Steel Roses in 4-Nation tourney appeared first on Daily Trust.
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50,000 runners collect kits for Lagos City Marathon
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and former international, Yussuf Ali has said over 5,000 runners have collected kits to participate in the 2019 edition of the event which holds on February 2. According to the organisers, this figure is well above the initial projection of 150,000 runners at the start []The post 50,000 runners collect kits for Lagos City Marathon appeared first on Daily Trust.
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We won’t get carried away ‘ Lobi Stars’ Kwambe
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Lobi Stars defender Solomon Kwambe says his team will not get carried away by their win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League last weekend. The Nigerian side defeated the 2016 African champions 2-1 at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu last Friday, coming from behind to secure victory thanks to goals from Yaya Kone []The post We won’t get carried away Lobi Stars’ Kwambe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Evans pushes Federer to the limit
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Defending two-time champion Roger Federer was pushed to the limit early in his second round match by Dan Evans but the third seed held firm to seal a straight-sets victory. Evans gave a reminder of just what a talented tennis player he is by giving the 20-time Grand Slam champion a severe test of his []The post Evans pushes Federer to the limit appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Work and Play plans to stage 2019 Lagos Auto Rally
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The Lagos State government has agreed to partner Work and Play Rally Series to stage the 2019 Lagos Auto Rally. This much was disclosed by the Coordinator of the Work and Play Rally Series, Mr Omolade Olumide who said the new event would increase the number of cities the Motorsports promotion outfit visits to four. []The post Work and Play plans to stage 2019 Lagos Auto Rally appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sharapova wins to set up Wozniacki clash
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova’s scintillating return to form continued yesterday as she powered into the Australian Open third round to set up a mouth-watering clash with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki. Sharapova, who is seeded 30th at the tournament and seeking to recapture former glories after coming back from a drugs ban in 2017, []The post Sharapova wins to set up Wozniacki clash appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Balotelli close to joining Marseille from Nice
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is set to join Marseille, Sky in Italy understands. The Italian forward, who was poised to join from fellow Ligue 1 club Nice in the summer, will sign a 1.8m deal until the end of the season. The 28-year-old enjoyed an impressive first two seasons on the []The post Balotelli close to joining Marseille from Nice appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mane: ‘Liverpool will be champions of England
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Sadio Mane has insisted that Liverpool are determined to win the Premier League title this season A fortnight ago, the Reds suffered a scare in their title chase after a 2-1 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men on January 3 that ended their unbeaten start to the season but Mohamed Salah’s effort against Brighton on Saturday []The post Mane: ‘Liverpool will be champions of England’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 polls: Security our major concern ‘ US, others
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The United States, United Kingdom and European Union have expressed concern over security issues ahead of the general elections scheduled to hold in February and March. The Charge D’Affaires of the US Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. David Young, highlighted the concern yesterday in Abuja during a visit to the INEC headquarters in Abuja by the []The post 2019 polls: Security our major concern ‘ US, others appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku set to fight corruption ‘ PDP
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO), yesterday, said its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is set to fight corruption and create wealth for ordinary Nigerians if elected next month. The Director, Media and Publicity of PPCO who doubles as the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement that Atiku would within the []The post Atiku set to fight corruption PDP appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Don’t make mistake of returning PDP, Buhari tells Kogi voters
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the electorate in Kogi State not to make the mistake of returning the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power. Buhari said the return of PDP would derail the country to the path of retrogression and looting of the nation’s treasury. The president, who was speaking in Lokoja, yesterday, during []The post Dont make mistake of returning PDP, Buhari tells Kogi voters appeared first on Daily Trust.
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God has crowned next Sokoto gov ‘ Tambuwal
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday, urged political parties to discourage their supporters from carrying weapons to campaign venues, just as he said God has already crowned the next governor of Sokoto State. ‘So it is not a do or die affair,’ Tambuwal said. ‘We should know that only one person from among us will become []The post God has crowned next Sokoto gov Tambuwal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Alternative party suspends gov’ship candidate in C/River
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The Democratic Alternative (DA) has suspended its governorship candidate in Cross River State, Dr. Charles Offiong-Ephraim, for endorsing the APC governorship candidate, Senator John Owan-Enoh. Ephraim was one of the 15 governorship candidates in the state who recently endorsed Owan-Enoh. However, his party, yesterday, took the decision to suspend him during its meeting held in []The post Alternative party suspends gov’ship candidate in C/River appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court stops suspension of 4 Zamfara lawmakers
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The High Court II in Gusau, presided by Justice Bello Aliyu Gusau, yesterday, issued an order of interim injunction restraining the suspension of four members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly. The Zamfara assembly had suspended four of its members over alleged ties with the G8, a group of some aggrieved APC members in []The post Court stops suspension of 4 Zamfara lawmakers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP drags Oshiomhole to Abdulsalami peace c’ttee
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has asked the Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee to sanction the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, over what it described as ‘hate speech.’ The PPCO in a statement, yesterday, by its Director Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said Oshiomhole had during the APC campaign rally in Lokoja, []The post PDP drags Oshiomhole to Abdulsalami peace cttee appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yobe: Gaidam asks campaign c’ttee to deliver all positions
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe State has inaugurated a 99-member campaign organisation that would deliver all elective positions to the party in the state. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam who is the APC leader in the state asked the State’s APC 2019 General Elections Campaign Organisation (Yobe 2019 GECO) to work hard and ensure that []The post Yobe: Gaidam asks campaign c’ttee to deliver all positions appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Freedom Party backs INEC on guidelines
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has said that the credibility and preparedness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2019 is not in doubt. The party said those opposing the commission had no business participating in the coming elections. The national chairman and presidential candidate of []The post Freedom Party backs INEC on guidelines appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kwara govt’s ban on rallies, campaign undemocratic ‘ Abdulrazaq
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kwara state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has described the reported ban on political rallies and processions on the streets by the state government, as undemocratic. Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, had on Wednesday banned political street rallies and processions in the state following repeated political violence. Governor Ahmed said []The post Kwara govt’s ban on rallies, campaign undemocratic ‘ Abdulrazaq appeared first
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3 die, 5 injured in Ijebu Ode / Benin expressway accident
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Three persons were confirmed dead while five others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Toyota Sienna and Toyota Previea at J3 Junction, Ogbere on Ijebu Ode/Benin Expressway. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, Spokesman for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abeokuta. []The post 3 die, 5 injured in Ijebu Ode / Benin expressway accident appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police recruitment: PSC to shortlist over 315,000 applicants
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said it would commence short-listing qualified candidates for recruitment of 10,000 police men from 315,032 applications received at the close of the recruitment web portal. A statement on Wednesday from PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said the Commission will commence the next step of short listing qualified applicants based on []The post Police recruitment: PSC to shortlist over 315,000 applicants appeared first on Daily Trust.
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$8.4m forfeiture suit against Jonathan: Judgement Feb. 11
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
A Federal High Court in Lagos will on Feb. 11 deliver judgment in an application seeking final forfeiture of 4.8 million dollars and N7.4 billion allegedly linked to the immediate past First Lady, Patience Jonathan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the EFCC filed the application against the former first lady and six []The post $8.4m forfeiture suit against Jonathan: Judgement Feb. 11 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I feel sad over CJN’s trial ‘ Osinbajo
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is feeling sad over the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, on allegations of false and non-asset declarations. The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) had scheduled Jan. 14 for the arraignment of the CJN. However, the process was stalled as the CJN failed to []The post I feel sad over CJN’s trial ‘ Osinbajo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Acting I-G warns personnel against unethical conduct
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The acting Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adamu was on Tuesday appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as acting I-G following the retirement of []The post Acting I-G warns personnel against unethical conduct appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court dissolves 14-yr-old marriage over infidelity
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
A Badagry Customary Court sitting at Topo Garage on Wednesday dissolved the 14-year marriage between Isiaka Akinola,41, and his 36-year-old wife, Anifat, on the ground of infidelity. Isiaka had filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery, maltreatment of their three children and threat to life. The court ‘s President, Mr Shakirudeen Adekola, dissolved the []The post Court dissolves 14-yr-old marriage over infidelity appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buratai: When a Soldier leads the fight against corruption
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
On a daily basis, I am delighted by the exploits of the Nigerian Army under Lt Gen Tukur Buratai in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. I must add that I have been a great fan of his from the very day he was appointed the Chief of Army Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari. My []The post Buratai: When a Soldier leads the fight against corruption appeared first on Daily Trust.
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