Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Monday 11th February 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Monday 11th February 2019

El-Rufai & Obi: Unguided missiles
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
I am brave’, says Phillip Green, ‘but I take a view. It is an educated view. I am careful. I am not reckless’ Governor Nasir el Rufai of the ruling APC and Mr. Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the opposition PDP, can’t make similar claims. Both men have no respect for either semantics or []The post El-Rufai & Obi: Unguided missiles appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Vote the right way; break the cycle
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The cycle is repeating itself. Once again, election season is upon us and we are treading the same path that led us to the question of ‘Why do things never change in this country” Call it a product of widespread political ignorance or a product of an insidious disenfranchisement system that systematically insulates Nigerian citizens []The post Vote the right way; break the cycle appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why JAMB may not extend registration ‘ Board Chairman
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Governing Board Chairman, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe has revealed that the examination body may not extend the registration for prospective candidates willing to write the 2019 examination. Ndukwe made the disclosure after conducting unscheduled visits to selected JAMB accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres in Lagos. According to the []The post Why JAMB may not extend registration Board Chairman appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG committed to training of quality teachers-Adamu
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Friday says the Federal Government, under President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to training of teachers for a functional and effective education sector in the country. Adamu gave the assurance in Lokoja, at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Nationawide Capacity-Building Workshops for Teachers at the Basic Level. []The post FG committed to training of quality teachers-Adamu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NECO releases 2018 results, records 62% pass
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The pass rate for the 2018 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) for external candidates raised to 62.48 per cent, the National Examinations Council (NECO) announced on Friday. This is the amount of candidates that passed at least five subjects including English Language and Mathematics. Acting Registrar of the council, Mr Abubakar Gana in a []The post NECO releases 2018 results, records 62% pass appeared first on Daily Trust.
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National Library building will be completed at N50bn
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu on Friday said the abandoned National Library building in Abuja, would be completed at the cost of N50 billion. He said the Buhari administration has made it clear that it would not abandon any project initiated by any past administration that is adjudged to be in public interest, stressing []The post National Library building will be completed at N50bn appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NECO records high cases of malpractices in Nov/Dec exams
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has raised alarm over the rising cases of malpractices in its November/December Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE). In the result unveiled on Friday in Minna, the Acting Registrar of the Council, Abubakar Gana said 12, 084 candidates were caught for different cases of malpractices in the Nov/Dec 2018 exercise. According []The post NECO records high cases of malpractices in Nov/Dec exams appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gunmen abduct 27 year-old man in Abaji
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a 27 year -old man, Kabir Sani, at Anguwar Abattoir in Abaji metropolis. A resident of the area, who gave his name as Yakubu, said the incident happened around 1:12 am when some suspected gunmen invaded the house with guns. He said the kidnappers gained entrance into the []The post Gunmen abduct 27 year-old man in Abaji appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC, PDP supporters clash in Deidei
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The convoy of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign team and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed on Saturday at Dei Dei market. City News learnt that no casualty was recorded but several vehicles in the APC’s convoy and that of PDP supporters were set ablaze. Security operatives, however, intervened to disperse []The post APC, PDP supporters clash in Deidei appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Policeman faces investigation over breaking motorcyclist’s wrist in Kubwa
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
A policeman at the Kubwa police division has been arrested and detained, after he was accused of breaking the hand of a commercial motorcyclist in the area. The policeman was attempting to impound the cyclist’s bike over alleged traffic violation. City News learnt that the incident happened on Saturday by 3pm at a junction in []The post Policeman faces investigation over breaking motorcyclist’s wrist in Kubwa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCT VIO registers over 66,000 vehicles in 2018
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
A total of 66,324 vehicles were registered by Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) in 2018, according to its quarterly report released to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The Directorate of Road Traffic Services, also known as VIO, in its 2018 report, said the number was accumulated from January to December. The []The post FCT VIO registers over 66,000 vehicles in 2018 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Man arrested for alleged defilement
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
A middle-aged man, Peter Jamiu, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl by the riverside at Oworonsoki, Lagos. The girl was said to have been sent on errand by her mother on Saturday when Jamiu allegedly accosted her, dragged her to the waterside and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her. The police said []The post Man arrested for alleged defilement appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Alleged fraud: Jumia Food denies MD’s arrest
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Chief Legal Officer, Jade Internet Services, Mr Seyi Oni, has said that the purported arrest by the police of Jumia Food’s Managing Director, Mr. Guy Futi, was fabricated and untrue. In a press statement yesterday on behalf of the management of Jade Internet Services, owners of Jumia Food, Oni said that a report that []The post Alleged fraud: Jumia Food denies MD’s arrest appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos youth c’ttee inaugurates 114-member team for Buhari
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Lagos State steering committee on youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council at the weekend inaugurated a 114-member committee representing all the 57 local governments and local council development areas in the state. The objective of constituting the committee is to galvanise grassroots support among the youth for the re-election of []The post Lagos youth c’ttee inaugurates 114-member team for Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Drug dealer jailed for nine years
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Justice Ayotunde Faji, sitting at the Federal High Court in Lagos, on Friday handed down a nine-year jail term to Diarra Saidou for attempting to export 355 grams of cocaine to China. Luck ran out on Saidou on August 20, 2016 when he was nabbed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, by operatives of []The post Drug dealer jailed for nine years appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lighten them young: The story of parents who ‘bleach’ their chidren
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Nigerian women are the highest users of products with mercury which causes the skin to lighten. Some Nigerian mothers are adding their children to this statistic because their children’s skins need to glow and to be a shade lighter. They therefore need to start early to achieve this []The post Lighten them young: The story of parents who ‘bleach’ their chidren appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How global developments caused short-term stability for Nigeria’s economy ‘ Experts
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Analysts at FSDH Research have said a combination of events played out in the global market in January, 2019, that should result in short-term stability in the Nigerian economy. Speaking to Daily Trust at the weekend, FSDH Head of Research, Ayodele Akinwunmi, noted however, that the outcome of the February, 2019, general elections might determine []The post How global developments caused short-term stability for Nigeria’s economy ‘ Experts appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG targets $30bn annually from ‘MINE’ project
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Federal Government has signed an agreement with investors on a project tagged: Made in Nigeria for Exports (MINE), to generate $30 billion from exports annually. The signing of the agreement was done by Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the Africa Export and Import Bank (AFREXIM), Mr. Kayode Pitan, Managing Director of Bank of Industry []The post FG targets $30bn annually from ‘MINE’ project appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NNDC hands over Arewa Hotels to S/African firm
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC) has entered into an agreement with Castles HMG Africa (Pty) Ltd to take over the operation and management of Arewa Hotels Limited (AHL). The NNDC and AHL currently own and operate five hotels in Nigeria, including Hamdala Hotel, Kaduna, with plans to expand their operations over the next few []The post NNDC hands over Arewa Hotels to S/African firm appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why we train electricity personnel for African countries ‘ NAPTIN
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Ahmed Bolaji Nagode is the Acting Director General, National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN). In this interview, Nagode says the institute is gradually becoming a hub for training of African electricity personnel. There are some Liberia Electricity Corporation staff currently undergoing training in your institute. In what capacity is this taking place’ We []The post Why we train electricity personnel for African countries ‘ NAPTIN appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AEDC unveils N982m automated system for improved services
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has unveiled a ‘2.4 million (about N982m) Integrated Commercial Management Systems (InCMS) automated platform to improve customer service experience and reduce its losses. The Managing Director of AEDC, Engr. Ernest Mupwaya, after the system was commission in Abuja, said, ‘The cost of this is roughly two million Euros, but []The post AEDC unveils N982m automated system for improved services appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NCAA to link pilots’ registration to national database
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is to collaborate with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in licensing aviation personnel, especially pilots. The Director General of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, said most countries, especially the United States of America (USA), had tied social security number with aviation personnel licenses. Capt. Usman stated this after he []The post NCAA to link pilots’ registration to national database appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UBA LEO covers 17 African countries, reaches 1m subscribers
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The United Bank for Africa (UBA Group) kicked off the first session of the week-long Social Media Week Lagos 2019 with the announcement that its chatbanking, Leo, now covers 17 African countries and has one million subscribers. Leo was launched in January, 2018, to enable customers of the bank have access to select banking services, []The post UBA LEO covers 17 African countries, reaches 1m subscribers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UTL Trustees deploys online will writing service
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Leading trustee and fund manager, UTL Trustees, has launched an online will writing service called WillPower, to simplify the process of writing a will for the average Nigerian. UTL Trustees, licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has in its over 50-year history focused on creating, protecting and managing assets. With WillPower, Nigerians can []The post UTL Trustees deploys online will writing service appeared first on Daily Trust.
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EFCC, ABCON take fight against money laundering to MM2
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) have taken the campaign against money laundering and terrorism financing to the Bureau de Change (BDC) operators at the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2 (MM2), Lagos. Speaking during the sensitisation programme against money laundering and terrorism financing campaign []The post EFCC, ABCON take fight against money laundering to MM2 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Head of Service tasks accountants on professionalism
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Head of the Federal Civil of Service (HoS), Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has called on accountants to be bolder and point out when things are going wrong in their organisations. Mrs. Oyo-Ita spoke in Abuja when the Abuja District of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) launched the maiden edition of its []The post Head of Service tasks accountants on professionalism appeared first on Daily Trust.
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The technological evolution of INEC
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
In five days, it will be presidential election. As we all pray that the most AUTHENTIC candidate wins the race, I would like to emphasize my suggestion on how you should choose your candidate. That is, if I were to give you a single metric to judge whom you should vote for, it would have []The post The technological evolution of INEC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How to check if your password is safe
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Google has launched a new tool that tells users when their login information has been exposed to hackers. Users of Google Chrome can download the extension, called Password Checkup, which monitors their various website logins. The site notifies you when you log in with a username and password that has been compromised and triggers a []The post How to check if your password is safe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Halogen announces security risk solution company
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
As part of its transformation, Halogen Security Company Limited, has officially announced its new identity management and outsourcing solutions company Avant Halogen. With the emergence of Avant Halogen, Halogen talent risk management has evolved into a full-fledged subsidiary with specialist focus on identity management, background and due diligence checks and outsourcing solutions. Speaking on []The post Halogen announces security risk solution company appeared first on Daily Trust.
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$43m debt: Court to hear contempt application over Etisalat sale Feb 27
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
A Federal High Court in Abuja has warned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) against taking further steps in the sale of telecom firm, Etisalat (9mobile). Justice Binta Nyako, who gave the warning, has fixed February 27 to hear a contempt application filed before the court in October 2018. []The post $43m debt: Court to hear contempt application over Etisalat sale Feb 27 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Man City rout Chelsea to go top
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Sergio Aguero was Manchester City’s hat-trick hero again as they returned to the top of the Premier League in scintillating style by outclassing Chelsea at Etihad Stadium. Liverpool’s win against Bournemouth meant Pep Guardiola’s side needed victory to return to the summit, albeit having played one game more. And their job was done after a []The post Man City rout Chelsea to go top appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Cavani doubtful for Manchester United clash
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Edinson Cavani could miss Paris St Germain’s Champions League clash with Manchester United due to a hip injury. The Uruguay international striker appears to be a major injury concern for Tuesday’s trip to Old Trafford after suffering the injury on Saturday. Cavani appeared to hurt himself while scoring a penalty in PSG’s 1-0 Ligue 1 []The post Cavani doubtful for Manchester United clash appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tottenham down Leicester to maintain title bid
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Tottenham kept themselves in the Premier League title race with a 3-1 win over Leicester, who saw Jamie Vardy miss a penalty with his first touch of the game. Goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min inspired a fourth successive victory which ensures Spurs will finish the weekend within five points of top []The post Tottenham down Leicester to maintain title bid appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Omeruo shines as CD Leganes thrash Real Betis 3-0
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo was in action for 90 minutes on Sunday afternoon as his La Liga side Leganes thrashed ten man Real Betis 3-0 at their Estadio Municipal Butarque. Omeruo, playing in his 16th league game of the campaign, was also booked, a yellow card in the 53rd minute which was his third of []The post Omeruo shines as CD Leganes thrash Real Betis 3-0 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nwaiwu gets maiden D’Tigers invite
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Following an outstanding performance at the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Qualifiers in December, Rivers Hoopers forward Buchi Nwaiwu has earned an invite to the senior men’s national team, D’Tigers. The management of the club confirmed the invitation of the forward to the D’Tigers camp in preparation for the final round of the FIBA World Cup []The post Nwaiwu gets maiden D’Tigers invite appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reus to miss Tottenham Champions League clash
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus is set to miss his side’s Champions League last 16 first leg tie against Tottenham on Wednesday due to a thigh injury, magazine Kicker reported. Reus, who has scored 17 goals so far this season, left the field in Dortmund’s German Cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Werder Bremen on Tuesday []The post Reus to miss Tottenham Champions League clash appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Aguero scores hat-trick as Manchester City lash Chelsea 6-0
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Sergio Aguero scored another hat-trick as Manchester City emphatically defeated Chelsea 6-0 at Etihad Stadium to return to the top of the Premier League table. Raheem Sterling fired into the roof of the net after only four minutes before Aguero hit a quickfire double, curling a superb shot into the top corner after 13 minutes []The post Aguero scores hat-trick as Manchester City lash Chelsea 6-0 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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(LIVE) Premier League: Manchester City vs Chelsea
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Manchester City are hosting Chelsea in Sundays late Premier League fixture. The cracker starts at 5pm Nigerian time. Daily Trust will bring you all the Live Updates right here.The post (LIVE) Premier League: Manchester City vs Chelsea appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Niger Delta 2019 Unity Polo: Trappco, home teams dominate season opener
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Niger Delta Polo Tournament which holds annually in Port Harcourt has played a major role in the sport’s calendar of the Garden City just as the 2019 edition did live up to highly revered tradition. The grandiose polo festival which offers a whole week of passionate and fast paced display of skills and horsemanship []The post Niger Delta 2019 Unity Polo: Trappco, home teams dominate season opener appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria Taekwondo Int’l Open: Team Nigeria win 3 gold medals
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
The Day 1 of the ongoing Nigeria International Open in Abuja has seen the host, Team Nigeria scooping three gold medals. The 2014 Commonwealth gold medallist, Josephine Esuku and Africa silver medallist, Chinazum Nwosu won gold in the women’s -46kg and -53kg while national champion, Sunday Onofe won gold in the men’s -87kg. Benin Republic’s []The post Nigeria Taekwondo Int’l Open: Team Nigeria win 3 gold medals appeared first on Daily Trust.
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