Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 12th February 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines, Tuesday 12th February 2019

Lots of Nigerians have collected their PVCs – INEC
Tue, 12 Feb 2019

As the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) end on Monday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said lots of registered voters have collected their PVCs to enable them vote in the coming general elections.

The commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, told Daily Trust on Monday night that INEC has done everything possible to ensure that Nigerians who registered during the continuous voters’ exercise collected their voters’ card.

“Recall that INEC had earlier set the 8th of February as the deadline, but the commission really wanted people to collect their PVCs, we have to extend it till today being the 11th February.

“We believe that sufficient numbers of Nigerians have collected their PVCs. We also acknowledged that there were some challenges for the collection by some people.

“Since the collection cannot continue non-stop, we have to stop at this particular period to enable us focus principally and fundamentally on the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections and also to recall all uncollected PVCs, give the account of them and deposit them with the Central Bank.

“We have done reasonably well; we still acknowledged that there were some challenges and the PVC collection will continue after the elections,” Okoye said.

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UniAbuja hospital health workers protest unpaid salaries
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) chapter of the Joint Health Staff Union (JOHESU) held a peaceful protest over nonpayment of their two months, April/May 2018, salaries. The protesters, who carried placards and banners assembled at the front gate of the hospital chanting solidarity songs and demanded for their unpaid salaries. The hospital’s branch []The post UniAbuja hospital health workers protest unpaid salaries appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Elections not threat to national security, police chief tells FCT residents
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of North Central, Godwin Nwobodo, has urged Abuja residents to see the forthcoming elections as part of the nation’s independence celebration and not a threat to national security. Nwobodo, who is also the DIG in charge of ICT, made the call, yesterday, during his visit to the FCT []The post Elections not threat to national security, police chief tells FCT residents appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Teachers are happy with Dikko’s administration
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Education Secretary of Bwari Area Council, Solomon Ayuba Dagami, has said 99 per cent of teachers are happy with the administration of Musa Dikko because of the way he has handled their issues. He said the chairman was responsible for the face-lift of schools in the council, providing infrastructure and instructional materials. He said []The post ‘Teachers are happy with Dikko’s administration’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Polls: FCT traders urged to vote trader-friendly candidates
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Traders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been urged to be law-abiding and to vote for candidates that will implement trader welfare programmes. The FCT chapter president of the National Association of Nigeria Traders (NANTs), Prince Edozie Chika Ugwu, made this known on the sidelines of the 2019 Nigerian Traders Summit in Abuja. ‘Our []The post Polls: FCT traders urged to vote trader-friendly candidates appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Head teacher leads graduation after release by abductors
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The head teacher of Markazus Sunnah, an Islamic school in Mpape, Bwari area council of the FCT, Malam Abdurrahman Ibrahim Al-Bidawee, has led the graduation ceremony of the school’s 23 students during the weekend. The head teacher was abducted three weeks ago while on his way to Kaduna where his family lives but released five []The post Head teacher leads graduation after release by abductors appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Her breasts tempted me, man tells court
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
A 32-year-old man, Adebayo Fasina, who was yesterday charged with rape, told the court that he was attracted to a 14-year-old girl by the curves of her breast. Fasina appeared before an Ogba chief magistrate court on allegations of rape and assault. The accused, if found guilty, might face a six-year jail term for the []The post Her breasts tempted me, man tells court appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Evangelist steals girlfriend’s car, sells to friend in Abuja
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Oyo State command of the Nigeria Police yesterday paraded a 41-year-old-evangelist, Olajide Olawale, who allegedly stole his lover’s vehicle and sold it to his friend in Abuja. Olawale, who claimed to be an evangelist with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mowe, Ogun State, had allegedly absconded with the Toyota Matrix car last year. []The post Evangelist steals girlfriend’s car, sells to friend in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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1000 cultists renounce membership
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
About 1,000 members of a cult group known as the Aye Confraternity arrested in Ondo have renounced their membership of the group. The cultists, Daily Trust learnt, were arrested through the support of the traditional ruler of Akure, the Deji of Akureland, who has been working with the youths in the state capital and with []The post 1000 cultists renounce membership appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ekiti recommends more police posts in boundary communities
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Ekiti State government has indicated its desire to recommend the establishment of more police posts in communities that share boundaries with neighbouring states to tackle insecurity. The Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, also disclosed that perimeter fencing would be constructed in all public primary schools in the state to ensure the security of pupils []The post Ekiti recommends more police posts in boundary communities appeared first on Daily Trust.
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9 killed, 15 injured in Kano auto crash
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
At least nine people lost their lives and 15 others injured in Takai Local government area of Kano state after a car accident. Confirming the incident, the council’s Information Officer, Nasiru Abu Faragai said the accident involved a Sharon bus with registration number, BUJ 389 AA-Jigawa and Toyota Sienna with registration number YLA 389 PK-Adamawa. []The post 9 killed, 15 injured in Kano auto crash appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Need for action before malnutrition kills another child
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Three-year-old Lami died before she could receive treatment at the nearest malnutrition management centre, about two hours walk from her village in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State. ‘My dear daughter kept vomiting; anything she took in, came out,’ revealed Malama Halima Abdullahi, the distraught mother. According to medical experts, the little girl with []The post Need for action before malnutrition kills another child appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Scientists develop prostate cancer prediction tool
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Researchers have discovered a novel machine-learning framework that distinguishes between low and high-risk prostate cancer with more precision than ever before. The framework is intended to help physicians in particular, and radiologists to more accurately identify treatment options for prostate cancer patients, thereby lessening the chance of unnecessary clinical intervention. The team of researchers from []The post Scientists develop prostate cancer prediction tool appeared first on Daily Tru
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World Cancer Day
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The 2019 World Cancer Day was marked on Tuesday, February 4. Kindly enlighten the public about cervical cancer, one of the deadly cancers among women’ Zeenat B. Let me provide a simple anatomy to help readers understand the problem better. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb). It is sometimes called []The post World Cancer Day appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Above 40′ Ten health guides to aging gracefully, living longer ‘ Expert
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Medical experts advise that it is important to make more effort to stay healthy if one is above the age of 40 in order to live longer. According to Dr Toyin Ajala, a Consultant Geriatrician and Physician, clients and close friends alike have frequently asked her what simple actions they could take to live longer. []The post Above 40′ Ten health guides to aging gracefully, living longer ‘ Expert appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Testing the grit of public service (II)
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
For many of us that have had the privilege of reading Liman Ciroma’s autobiography, Testing the grit of the Public Service, have found in it a rich account of the Nigeria’s public service. As the book jacket blurb rightly says, ‘it captures all the momentous events and landmarks of the period that spanned his time []The post Testing the grit of public service (II) appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mega rallies and giant billboards
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Political parties and presidential candidates have only four days left to ensure that their message sinks in with voters, so it is important to know which of the many tactics they are using in this campaign is the most efficacious. The most prominent campaign activity this election season has been the mega rallies. Even though []The post Mega rallies and giant billboards appeared first on Daily Trust.
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A blood and body-bags election
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
I n six days, Nigerians of voting age will clarify not only whom they are, but whom they wish to be. Four years ago, I helped bring to the leadership of Nigeria a man I had equally endorsed at the 2011 election: General Muhammadu Buhari, as President. In 2015, there really wasn’t much of a []The post A blood and body-bags election appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gombe whip Nasarawa, Akwa spank Kada City
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Nasarawa United FC and Kada City suffered heavy defeats in the hands of Gombe United and Akwa United respectively, just as Katsina United also lost 0-2 at Sunshine Stars in Akure in yesterday’s Nigeria Professional Football League matches. At the Pantami stadium Gombe, Abdulazeez Yusuf and Musa Usman scored a brace each as Gombe United []The post Gombe whip Nasarawa, Akwa spank Kada City appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rohr names Musa, Etebo, Iwobi as Mikel’s replacements
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Gernot Rohr has dismissed suggestions that the Super Eagles are lacking a natural number 10 in the center of the pitch ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with the international future of Obi Mikel up in the air. The German football tactician has stressed that he is not searching for a playmaker and []The post Rohr names Musa, Etebo, Iwobi as Mikel’s replacements appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lobi Stars face uphill task at Wydad Casablanca
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Nigeria’s representatives in this year’s CAF Champions League, Lobi Stars of Makurdi will face an uphill task tonight when they battle Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in their fourth group A match at Complexe Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium in Rabat. Lobi Stars will be playing to avoid back to back defeats in the hands of their []The post Lobi Stars face uphill task at Wydad Casablanca appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NFF, LMC, NRA, Gov Oyetola mourn Taiwo Ogunjobi
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed utter shock at the death yesterday of former NFF Secretary General and one-time member of the NFF Executive Committee, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi. The 66-year old former international defender passed on yesterday after a brief illness. ‘I cannot find the words as much as I try. A very big []The post NFF, LMC, NRA, Gov Oyetola mourn Taiwo Ogunjobi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Young signs contract extension at Manchester United
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Manchester United full-back Ashley Young has signed a one-year contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford until the end of 2019-20 season. The 33-year-old England international, whose current deal was due to expire at the end of the campaign, has made 227 appearances for United in all competitions since his arrival from Aston Villa []The post Young signs contract extension at Manchester United appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Harris climbs, Anderson remains in top 10 ATP rankings
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Lloyd Harris continues to climb up the ATP Rankings ladder having moved a further two places in the latest rankings released yesterday. The recent ATP Challenger winner cracked the top 100 list for the first time last week, and is this week in 98th place in the standings. Kevin Anderson has maintained his fifth place []The post Harris climbs, Anderson remains in top 10 ATP rankings appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF Secretary General, is dead
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Secretary General of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is dead. Ogunjobi, who before his demise was the Chairman of Osun Football Association, was confirmed dead by his Media aide, Mr Tunde Shamsudeen. Shamsudeen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Osogbo, that Ogunjobi passed on in the early hours []The post Taiwo Ogunjobi, former NFF Secretary General, is dead appeared first on Daily Trust.
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