Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Thursday 21st February 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Thursday 21st February 2019

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Obey orders, be loyal or resign, Buratai tells officers, soldiers
Thu, 21 Feb 2019

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Buratai, on Wednesday gave officers and men of the Nigerian Army with doubtful loyalty to the Federal Government Friday deadline to resign from the service.

Buratai gave the ultimatum at an expanded weekly meeting with Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and some field commanders at the army headquarters in Abuja.

He said, “the foundation of military professionalism is discipline and without discipline an army cannot stand.

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“One of our core values is loyalty to constituted authority. Loyalty must be a hundred per cent.

“Should any officer or soldier have doubts as to his loyalty to the Nigerian State as presently constituted, such a person has up to Feb. 22, 2019 to resign.

“There is no room for indiscipline or disobedience to lawful orders in the Nigeria army today.’’

Buratai also said that the expanded meeting was to review security strategies put in place for the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday.

He recalled that two weeks ago, the strategies were planned in a similar meeting until the elections were rescheduled to Saturday and March 9, from Feb. 16 and March 2.

The army chief decried some politicians’ reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari directive to security agents to deal ruthlessly with ballot box- snatching.

“It is unfortunate to hear persons who are aspiring to rule this country again inciting the army to disobedience.

“We have consistently stated our position in the political dispensation to remain neutral and apolitical.

“However, direct and public incitement of the Nigerian military against democracy and constituted civil authority will not be tolerated.

“I request such persons to withdraw this inciting statement.

“Let me re-emphasize loud and clear, that the Nigerian Army is a professional army,’’ he stated.

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I will not allow cabal to run my government ‘ Atiku
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday said he will be in charge of his government when he wins and will not allow a cabal to run his government. Atiku, who stated this while interacting with stakeholders from the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state at the Trade []The post I will not allow cabal to run my government ‘ Atiku appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SDP threatens to sue Gana, Shonibare
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has threatened criminal charges against Prof. Jerry Gana and the expelled factional National Chairman of the party, Chief Supo Shonibare. The SDP Director of Media and Publicity, Hon. Yemi Akinbode, gave the warning to sue the two key political figures in a statement issued on Wednesday. This came shortly after []The post SDP threatens to sue Gana, Shonibare appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INEC completes re-configuration of card readers ‘ Yakubu
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the commission has achieved 100 percent completion of the re-configuration of the Smart Card Readers (SCRs). He spoke on Wednesday at the National Election Collation Centre located at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, while addressing stakeholders in his third []The post INEC completes re-configuration of card readers ‘ Yakubu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 polls: We’ll support INEC to get it right ‘ APC
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (APCC) says the call for the resignation of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, is not a solution to delivering a credible election. The Director, Election Monitoring and Planning, Babatunde Raji Fashola, said this on Wednesday at a news conference in []The post 2019 polls: We’ll support INEC to get it right ‘ APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tinubu refutes comments on ‘leaked’ audio report
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sen. Bola Tinubu on Wednesday refuted reports alleging that he boasted in Yoruba language to have stolen money. There are reports circulating in the media allegedly based on a ‘leaked’ audio tape of Tinubu at a crowded public meeting of APC supporters in Lagos on Feb. []The post Tinubu refutes comments on ‘leaked’ audio report appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group calls for re-instatement of 38 retired army officers
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The Network on Police Reform In Nigeria (NOPRIN) has appealed for the re-instatement of 38 senior officers who were given compulsory retirement in 2016 by the Nigerian Army. The National Coordinator of NOPRIN, Mr Ikechukwu Nwanguma, and counsel to the affected officers, Mr Abdul Mohammed made the appeal on Wednesday in Lagos. The News Agency []The post Group calls for re-instatement of 38 retired army officers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Saturday’s Election: FG orders immediate payment of salaries to workers
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed the immediate payment of February salaries to enable workers wishing to travel for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election to do so without much difficulties. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the []The post Saturday’s Election: FG orders immediate payment of salaries to workers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Saudi prince foresees ‘good things’ with India
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
India welcomed Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday at a time when it is trying to build diplomatic support against Pakistan, following a militant attack in the disputed region of Kashmir. The crown prince this week was given a lavish welcome in Pakistan where the two sides signed Memoranda of Understanding, valued []The post Saudi prince foresees ‘good things’ with India appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ smuggler bags 15 years jail in Tanzania
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the ‘Ivory Queen’ was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday for smuggling the tusks of over 350 elephants, weighing almost 2 tonnes, to Asia. Yang Feng Glan had been charged in October 2015 along with two Tanzanian men with smuggling 860 pieces of ivory []The post Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ smuggler bags 15 years jail in Tanzania appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Government urged to step up to HIV as donor funding drops
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The 3.1 million-strong community of people living with HIV/AIDS has called on the government to commit more support for their welfare as donor funding for HIV services continue to dwindle. The new leadership of Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS (NEPWHAN) has listed on priorities a ‘four-year strategic plan’ to guide its operations in line []The post Government urged to step up to HIV as donor funding drops appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku insists on selling NNPC, says ‘It has failed to serve its purpose
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday in Kaduna reiterated his plan to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC), if elected president on Feb 23. Abubakar spoke at a town hall meeting with ward, local government and state party leaders in the state at the Kaduna Trade Fair Complex. He []The post Atiku insists on selling NNPC, says It has failed to serve its purpose appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Huawei’s 5G network equipments are not a threat to security ‘ UK’s Cyber Security Centre
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has said Huawei’s 5G network equipments are not a threat to national security, adding that any potential risk posed from using the company’s equipments can be easily mitigated. This is coming weeks after restrictions in the United States on Huawei’s 5G network equipment, and controversial allegations that []The post Huawei’s 5G network equipments are not a threat to security ‘ UK’s Cyber Security Centre
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Nigerian Christopher Ambe takes early lead at Eko Challenge Cup
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Nigerian Christopher Ambe takes an early lead after playing 5 under par (67) through his first 18 holes at the Eko Challenge Cup, taking place at the Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate in Lagos, Nigeria. Ambemade five birdies, two pars and two bogeys, to finish his first nine holes at -3 (33)before heading to []The post Nigerian Christopher Ambe takes early lead at Eko Challenge Cup appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Assistant Coach of Super Sand Eagles, Agbo, is dead
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Mr Chukwuma Agbo, Assistant Coach, Beach Soccer national team, the Super Sand Eagles, is dead. His death came barely 10 days after the demise of Taiwo Ogunjobi, who passed on, on Monday, Feb. 11. Agbo, former Rangers International and Delta Force Head Coach’s death was confirmed on Wednesday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In []The post Assistant Coach of Super Sand Eagles, Agbo, is dead appeared first on Daily Trust.
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