Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Friday 25th January 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Friday 25th January 2019

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Controversy trails Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
You cant withdraw ‘ INEC Controversy has trailed the withdrawal of Dr Oby Ezekwesili as the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN). Hours after the decision, the ACPN adopted the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) also said, yesterday, that the party’s presidential candidate could []The post Controversy trails Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ajimobi: Buhari’ll record landslide victory in South-west
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has said the South-west will reciprocate President Muhammadu Buhari’s kind gestures to the region by ensuring that he gets a landslide victory in the February 19 presidential election. Besides, the governor said Buhari’s overall impressive performance across the country since coming on board was enough reason for []The post Ajimobi: Buhari’ll record landslide victory in South-west appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court of Appeal returns Duke as SDP presidential candidate
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has nullified the judgement of an FCT High Court which declared Prof Jerry Gana the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 general elections. A three-man panel of justices presided by Justice Abdul Aboki, yesterday, restored former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, as []The post Court of Appeal returns Duke as SDP presidential candidate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: Ohaneze endorses Atiku/Obi
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The apex socio-cultural organisation of Ndi Igbo, Ohaneze, has endorsed the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi, for the forthcoming coming general elections. The endorsement was contained in a communique issued at the end of Ime Obi Ohaneze Ndi Igbo meeting held, yesterday, at the Nike Lake Hotel, Enugu, signed []The post 2019: Ohaneze endorses Atiku/Obi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Husband divorces wife over decision to vote for Buhari
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Ahusband, Abdullahi Yadau, has divorced his wife, Hafsat Suleiman, over political differences between them in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State. Yadau told the BBC Hausa service that he pronounced the divorce of his wife in the presence of her parents after she insisted on voting for APC’s President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming []The post Husband divorces wife over decision to vote for Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Political parties sign peace pact in Bayelsa
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Different political parties and their candidates have signed an agreement to ensure that they conduct themselves peacefully during the coming elections in Bayelsa State. The peace pact was supervised by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Aminu Pai Saleh, and signed by all chairmen of political parties fielding candidates. Speaking during the peace accord signing []The post Political parties sign peace pact in Bayelsa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC, PDP, 28 other gov’ship candidates sign peace accord in Gombe
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Gubernatorial candidates of 30 political parties in Gombe State, yesterday, signed a peace accord. The APC candidate, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya and Usman Bayero Nafada of PDP joined 28 others to sign the accord organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES). Speaking at the []The post APC, PDP, 28 other gov’ship candidates sign peace accord in Gombe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yobe PDP to Gov Gaidam: Stop dragging military into politics
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The PDP in Yobe State has called on Governor Ibrahim Gaidam to stop dragging the military into the ‘murky waters’ of politics in the state. The Deputy Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mohammad Rama, made the call in a statement issued in reaction to a report in which the governor was quoted to have []The post Yobe PDP to Gov Gaidam: Stop dragging military into politics appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I’m ready to work as LG chairman ‘ Isa Yuguda
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Former governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has said that he is ready to work as chairman of local government if his people want him to do so. Yuguda said this Wednesday night when he hosted a meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Presidential Support Committee, a platform coordinating over 4000 APC []The post I’m ready to work as LG chairman ‘ Isa Yuguda appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku: APC has failed Nigeria
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, have failed Nigerians. Atiku, who spoke at the PDP presidential rally in Kaduna, yesterday, said the APC-led administration lied to Nigerians in three areas while seeking the peoples’ mandate in 2015. He said: []The post Atiku: APC has failed Nigeria appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: That toothless coalition in Bauchi
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
In a determined effort to unseat Bauchi State Governor, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, a coalition of six political parties has been formed under the leadership of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, who declared that the end of the road has come for the people’s governor. While addressing journalists at the []The post 2019: That toothless coalition in Bauchi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Baffa Bichi and wages of ingratitude
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
He struggled to enter the same car with Adamu Adamu to the National Assembly on the day Adamu was to be screened by the Senate as Minister of the Federal Republic. I called a relative and asked what was going on because Malam Adamu was here surrounded by strange people. Later I learnt he was []The post Baffa Bichi and wages of ingratitude appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Power sector over dependent on imported equipment, skills ‘ Fashola
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said the Nigerian power sector is heavily dependent on imported human resources, materials, equipment and services making it vulnerable to foreign exchange fluctuations. Fashola, who spoke, yesterday, at a workshop on the ‘Regulation on National Content Development for the Power Sector 2014’ in Abuja, []The post Power sector over dependent on imported equipment, skills ‘ Fashola appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi shuts MTN facilities over N120m tax default
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has again shut down facilities of telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria, over failure to pay tax obligations to the tune of N120 million to the government. The Kogi revenue agency in October last year sealed MTN facilities and base stations across the state following an order of the state []The post Kogi shuts MTN facilities over N120m tax default appeared first on Daily Trust.
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MPR: Capital market operators attribute rates retention to inflation, electioneering
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Some capital market operators yesterday attributed rates retention by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to rising inflation and anticipated election spending. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that rates retention was expected going by the economic realities in the country. Malam Garba Kurfi, the Managing Director, APT Securities and Funds Ltd., []The post MPR: Capital market operators attribute rates retention to inflation, electioneering appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NDIC remitted N7bn revenue to FG in 2018 ‘ MD
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) says it has remitted N7bn to the Federal Government being its operating surplus for 2018. The NDIC MD/CE, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, disclosed this yesterday, at the inauguration of the NDIC Board members by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab S. Ahmed. He said the NDIC projects to raise more []The post NDIC remitted N7bn revenue to FG in 2018 ‘ MD appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reps probe DPR over alleged oil scam, $10bn loss
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The House of Representatives, yesterday, mandated its Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) to investigate alleged irregularities in the renewal of oil leases by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). Also joined in the probe is the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, which is being fingered in ‘illegal discount and rebates’ as well as ‘massive loss []The post Reps probe DPR over alleged oil scam, $10bn loss appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Understanding tomato value chain key to sustainable production ‘ Emir Sanusi
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Emir of Kano Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, yesterday, said effective understanding and application of the value chain in tomato is the only way to achieve sustainable positive development in its production. Speaking during the maiden edition of the National Tomato Stakeholders’ Summit (NTSS) held at Kano Government House, Emir Sanusi said unless equal importance is []The post Understanding tomato value chain key to sustainable production ‘ Emir Sanusi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mining sector’s contribution to GDP will increase in 2019 ‘ Minister
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, has said the ministry is set to increase the sector’s contribution to the national GDP from 0.3% to 3% in 2019 and 10% to 15% by 2025 The minister stated this in his speech to the 4th international conference and exhibition tagged []The post Mining sector’s contribution to GDP will increase in 2019 ‘ Minister appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CPC starts recall process of Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe cars
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has provided an online channel to aid Nigerian consumers in an on-going recall of Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport cars whose engines were replaced under two previous recalls. The CPC’s Director General, Mr Babatunde Irukera, stated this in a statement yesterday in Abuja. The Hyundai Motor Company in []The post CPC starts recall process of Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe cars appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria ratifies 40 maritime conventions, domesticates 19
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, yesterday disclosed that Nigeria has ratified 40 conventions passed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) covering Maritime Safety, Labour and Marine Environment. The DG who spoke in Lagos during the 8th Strategic Admiralty Law Seminar for []The post Nigeria ratifies 40 maritime conventions, domesticates 19 appeared first on Daily Trust
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Interswitch announces flexible payment options
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Interswitch Group has announced a new offering for the acquisition of its Interswitch SKIDATA parking system. The new offering is a package that allows for flexible payment plans and budget-friendly implementation options, with a guarantee of after-sale support and maintenance. Interswitch is partnering with SKIDATA (its technical partner) to provide parking solutions that eases access []The post Interswitch announces flexible payment options appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Borrowing from pension funds
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Federal government was reported to have borrowed N6.16 trillion or 72.5% of the N8. 499 trillion of pension funds under the management of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) by the end of November 2018. This it invested in government securities. Government cited the provisions of the Pension Reform Act of 2014 to justify its []The post Borrowing from pension funds appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INEC engages religious leaders to sensitize electorate on election guidelines
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has engaged traditional leaders in Sokoto State to sensitize the electorate on the new election guidelines. The commission also assured them that it would conduct credible elections. The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Hajiya Amina Zakari gave the assurance during an interaction meeting []The post INEC engages religious leaders to sensitize electorate on election guidelines appeared first on Daily Trus
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PDP asks INEC to obey Appeal Court ruling on Ogun guber candidate
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to recognise Hon. Ladi Adebutu as its candidate for the March 2 governorship election in Ogun state in line with the ruling of the Appeal Court, instead of Senator Buruju Kashamu. The party said Buruji was []The post PDP asks INEC to obey Appeal Court ruling on Ogun guber candidate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Canonising looters, bane to anti-graft war’ICPC
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Canonising corrupt leaders, as well as excessive pressure on public officials by members of the society for solutions to individual problems have been identified as the bane militating against holistic war against corruption in Nigeria. The Superintendent, education group, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, (ICPC), Mal Dalhatu Abdullahi Bangaje stated this on []The post Canonising looters, bane to anti-graft war’ICPC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yobe PDP to Gov. Gaidam: Stop dragging military into politics
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state has called on Governor Ibrahim Gaidam to stop dragging military into the murky waters of politics in the state. The Deputy Chairman of the Party, Alhaji Adamu Mohammad Rama, made the call in a statement in reaction to a report where the governor accused the military of []The post Yobe PDP to Gov. Gaidam: Stop dragging military into politics appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: Ohanaeze endorses Atiku/Obi presidential bid
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi, for the February 16 general election. The endorsement was contained in a communiqu issued at the end of Ime Obi Ohaneze Ndigbo meeting held on Thursday at the Nike []The post 2019: Ohanaeze endorses Atiku/Obi presidential bid appeared first on Daily Trust.
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OBJ’s epistle: Teacher, don’t teach me nonsense
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
After much hesitations, I decided to read ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent epistle For The Records: Points of Concern and Action. I must confess, I was not disappointed in its contents knowing fully well OBJ’s recent political activities. For those of us who know OBJ too well, everything he wrote in his epistle was exactly the []The post OBJ’s epistle: Teacher, don’t teach me nonsense appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG is not ready for fresh renegotiation ‘ ASUU
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday said the Federal Government has failed to make fresh offer on funding for the revitalisation of public universities in Nigeria. The union also said the government is yet to address the issue of renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement in its new offer made to the []The post FG is not ready for fresh renegotiation ‘ ASUU appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pupil slumps, dies playing football in Kubwa
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Aseven year-old primary pupil in a Kubwa primary school on Wednesday slumped and died on the pitch where he was playing football with his school mates. Sunday Okwuobodo, was said to have slumped after heading the ball while he was playing on the school’s football pitch during the morning break. Our reporter who visited the []The post Pupil slumps, dies playing football in Kubwa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Water shortage, poor electricity supply hits general hospitals in FCT
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Shortage of water, poor electricity supply among other challenges have crippled medical services in many public secondary health facilities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Our reporter also gathered that poor funding, obsolete equipment and shortage of staff and insecurity, are other major challenges facing general hospitals in the rural areas of the FCT. City []The post Water shortage, poor electricity supply hits general hospitals in FCT appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Teachers’ welfare is my top priority ‘ Abaji LEA scribe
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The newly appointed Secretary for Local Education Authority (LEA) in Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Umar Ndagi, has said his administration’s top priority was primary school teachers’ welfare. Ndagi, while speaking with newsmen in his office yesterday, said giving priority to teachers’ welfare would motivate the teachers to perform optimally. He also reiterated his administration’s commitment []The post Teachers’ welfare is my top priority Abaji LEA scribe appeared first on
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2019: Aduda takes campaign to Utako market
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, representing the FCT on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday moved his campaign train to Utako market, Abuja, where he pledged to continue with the good work he has been doing if he is elected for a third time. Aduda, who was accompanied by the PDP chairmanship []The post 2019: Aduda takes campaign to Utako market appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Yoruba group canvasses support for Buhari’s re-election
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
A Yoruba socio-political group has thrown its weight behind the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election. Yoruba Gbogbogbo, a group which comprised of indigenes of Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti, Lagos , part of Kwara, Edo and Kogi states resident in the FCT revealed their stand in a statement yesterday. The []The post Yoruba group canvasses support for Buhari’s re-election appeared first on Daily Trust.
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We killed mother of four because she attempted to save her husband
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Two armed robbery suspects arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have admitted killing a woman because she made an effort to save her husband from being robbed. The police said that the suspects, Isah Shobayo and Olalekan Ogundimu, had invaded the home of one Mr Akin on January 1, 2019 []The post We killed mother of four because she attempted to save her husband’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Osun: NDLEA seizes 73 bags of Indian hemp
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Osun State Command, yesterday disclosed that it has seized 73 bags of Indian hemp in Osogbo in its mop-up exercise ahead of the general elections. The Osun State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Samuel Egbeola, told Daily Trust that the 73 bags weighing 692.6kg were seized within the []The post Osun: NDLEA seizes 73 bags of Indian hemp appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ekiti unemployed women, youths urged to acquire entrepreneurial skills
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Unemployed women and youths in Ekiti State have been advised to take advantage of the Women Development and Skill Acquisition Centre at Igede-Ekiti in the Irepodun Ifelodun Local Government area of the state to acquire the necessary skills that will make them economically viable and self-reliant. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social []The post Ekiti unemployed women, youths urged to acquire entrepreneurial skills appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police nab 10 men over vandalisation of electricity cables
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Ten suspected vandals have been rounded up by policemen from the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for allegedly vandalising high tension cables. The suspects were arrested at the Orile Iganmu area of the Lagos metropolis while allegedly digging up underground cables that were supplying electricity to the area. Those arrested were identified as Mohammed []The post Police nab 10 men over vandalisation of electricity cables appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Husband divorces wife over decision to vote for Buhari
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
A husband, Abdullahi Yadau, has divorced his wife, Hafsat Suleiman, over political differences between them in Kanem Local Government Area of Plateau state. Yadau told the BBC Hausa service that he pronounced the divorce on his wife in the presence of her parents after she insisted on voting for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming []The post Husband divorces wife over decision to vote for Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 elections: US, UK threaten visa ban on violence perpetrators
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The governments of United States and United Kingdom have warned that perpetrators of violence before, during and after the Nigerias general elections would face some form of sanctions, including visa restrictions. In a separate statement on Thursday in Abuja, both governments said they would closely monitor actions of individuals and withhold or withdraw visas of []The post 2019 elections: US, UK threaten visa ban on violence perpetrators appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Four dead from Lassa fever in Plateau
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Plateau State Government has confirmed that four people were killed from the recent resurgence of Lassa fever in the state. The announcement came a week after the Headquarters of 3 Division Maxwell Khobe Cantonement alerted on the resurgence of the disease in the state following the death of a soldier at the Bingham University Teaching []The post Four dead from Lassa fever in Plateau appeared first on Daily Trust.
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190 persons gets free artificial limb in Kano
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Kano state government in collaboration with Jamaatu Izalatil Bidah Wa Iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) and Tolaram foundations has distributed free artificial limbs to 190 people who have lost either a leg or hand as a result of accident or other related causes. Speaking to the benefiting amputees during the distribution exercise held at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist []The post 190 persons gets free artificial limb in Kano appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SCI inaugurates Coalition for its programmes in Katsina
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Save the Children International (SCI) has inaugurated a Coalition of civil Society Organisations for its Better Life for Girls Project in Katsina state. The CSOs comprise of various Non governmental organisation drawn from the state handling Children and women related issues. Speaking at the inauguration, the state SCI field manager, Dr. Ahmad Abubakar said []The post SCI inaugurates Coalition for its programmes in Katsina appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reviving the Nigerian university system
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Academic Staff Union (ASUU) has been on strike since 4th November 2018 and efforts to resolve the issue are yet to bear fruit. ASUU strikes have become part of Nigeria’s national strife and trauma. Enormous working days are lost regularly due to the strikes. The numbers of days lost under the Forth Republic are []The post Reviving the Nigerian university system appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BHM CEO, Ayeni Adekunle, emerges panellist at Social Media Week Lagos
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
A leading Public Relations Consultant, Pop Culture Enthusiast and Founder/CEO of BHM Group, Mr. Ayeni Adekunle, has emerged one of the panellists at the Social Media Week Lagos holding in Lagos next month. He is expected to join other notable names as they explore issues relating to how entertainment and consumer experiences have helped shaped []The post BHM CEO, Ayeni Adekunle, emerges panellist at Social Media Week Lagos appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Don’t buy preregistered SIM cards, NCC warns Nigerians
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Thursday warned Nigerians to desist from buying Pre-registered SIM cards from telecom service providers. The commission gave the warning at the 102nd edition of its consumer outreach programme (COP) with the theme: Mitigating Effects of Cybercrimes: Roles of Telecoms Consumers held at the ancient Mapo Hall in Ibadan, Oyo []The post Dont buy preregistered SIM cards, NCC warns Nigerians appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi shuts down MTN over N120m tax default
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
The Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has again shutdown facilities of telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria over failure to pay tax obligations of N120 million to the government. The Kogi revenue agency had in October last year sealed MTN facilities and base stations across the state following an order of the state High Court which []The post Kogi shuts down MTN over N120m tax default appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rohr demands club playing time from Uzoho
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
Super Eagles Head coach Gernot Rohr has said the team’s first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho should have enough playing time in his Spanish second tier league club Elche. Rohr, who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen at the Agege stadium after the first half of the NPFL tie between Mountain of Fire Ministry Football []The post Rohr demands club playing time from Uzoho appeared first on Daily Trust.
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