Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Monday 25th February 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Monday 25th February 2019

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Scarcity of anti-snake venom
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Reports last week of scarcity of anti-snake venom in the country at a time when snake bites are most common made many Nigerians anxious and fearful. Nandul Durfa, Managing Director of Echitab Study Ltd Guarantee, the outfit solely in charge of collecting and distributing anti-snake venom in the country, said ‘less than 200 vales of []The post Scarcity of anti-snake venom appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Break Kajuru’s circle of killings
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Ethnic Fulani associations in Kaduna State’s highly troubled Kajuru Local Government at the weekend revealed the identities of 132 persons that were killed by suspected gunmen from the neighbouring Adara community about two weeks ago. Groups that issued the list include Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-Cultural Association, Gan []The post Break Kajuru’s circle of killings appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Polls: Business activities resume in border towns
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Commercial activities have resumed in border towns across the country, following the conclusion of the presidential and national assembly elections. The federal government had ordered the closure of the country’s borders from 12:00 noon on Friday 22 February 2019 to 12:00 noon on Sunday 24 February 2019 for the Saturday’s elections. A visit to Kongolam, []The post Polls: Business activities resume in border towns appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Presidential election: PDP in early lead in Oyo
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The announcement of the presidential election results in Oyo State has commenced with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) taking an early lead in the results of five local government areas so far declared. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the five local government areas are Afijio, Saki East, Kajola, Ibarapa North, Ibarapa East []The post Presidential election: PDP in early lead in Oyo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP, APC clash over presidential polls
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The PDP and APC yesterday attacked each other over the yet to be announced presidential result. The PDP asked INEC to announce results as delivered from polling units and declare its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the winner of Saturday’s presidential election. On the other hand, the APC described the PDP’s call as shameful, alarming and a []The post PDP, APC clash over presidential polls appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I’m confident of winning ‘ Atiku
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has said he is confident of winning following the results that have trickled in so far. Atiku, a former vice president, however, asked his APC counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, to prevail on some bigwigs in his party to ensure that nothing went wrong in the collation process. In []The post I’m confident of winning ‘ Atiku appeared first on Daily Trust.
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GOGAN hails massive support for Buhari
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN) says the presidential election held on Saturday has finally laid to rest the hues and cries of unpopular will. The national coordinator of GOGAN, Chief Felix Idiga, who spoke with journalists in Abuja, said the election had validated the popularity and national acceptance of President Muhammadu Buhari. Idiga voiced []The post GOGAN hails massive support for Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rescheduled polls hold in 77 polling stations in Zamfara
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Voting took place, yesterday, in 77 polling stations across 10 local government areas of Zamfara State. INEC’s Head of Department (HOD), Voter Education and Publicity in the state, Garba Galadima, told Daily Trust that elections could not hold in the affected areas on Saturday due to problems of armed banditry, late arrival of election materials []The post Rescheduled polls hold in 77 polling stations in Zamfara appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How my son died after voting in Daura ‘ Tela
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Alhaji Mamman Tela, father of Bashar, an enthusiast of President Muhammadu Buhari who died shortly after casting his vote in Daura, Katsina State, on Saturday, has narrated how his son died, hours after casting his vote. Bashar, who voted at the same polling unit with President Buhari at Sarkin Yara Ward A, Kofar Baru polling []The post How my son died after voting in Daura ‘ Tela appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NRM’s Dansadau alleges inadequate result sheets in Zamfara
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The gubernatorial candidate of National Rescue Movement (NRM) in Zamfara State, Senator Saidu Muhammad Dansadau, yesterday, alleged that result sheets were not delivered to more than half of the polling units in the state. At a press conference in Gusau, Senator Dansadau said the ballot papers delivered in most of the polling stations were incomplete []The post NRM’s Dansadau alleges inadequate result sheets in Zamfara appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP’s Rep Oluwole-Oke wins 4th term in Osun
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Busayo Oluwole-Oke as the winner of Oriade/Obokun Federal Constituency of Osun State. The returning officer for the constituency, Professor Rasaki Adebayo of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, declared the results after the collation. Oluwole-Oke got 25,000 votes to defeat the candidate of APC, Pharmacist Siji Olamiju []The post PDP’s Rep Oluwole-Oke wins 4th term in Osun appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Visually impaired lament absence of braille at polling units
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Visually impaired persons in Niger State have expressed concern that most of their members were disenfranchised in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls in the state. The Sarkin Makafi, Rabiu Abdullahi, told Daily Trust that INEC had promised to provide braille to ease the voting process but reneged. He wondered why his members had to []The post Visually impaired lament absence of braille at polling units appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Elections: Police confirm 3 dead in Kogi
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The police command in Kogi said three persons died during the presidential and national assembly elections in the state. DSP William Aya, the command’s spokesman confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lokoja. He said that two persons were killed on election day while the third person, a police []The post Elections: Police confirm 3 dead in Kogi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police debunk social media report on killings in Jos
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The police command on Sunday debunked trending social media reports that commuters were being killed at Anguldi Junction in Jos South Local Government Area of the state. DSP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command made the declaration in a statement in Jos. Yyopev, therefore, called on members of the public []The post Police debunk social media report on killings in Jos appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fire guts N1m grains in Jigawa
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Grains worth over N1 million were on Saturday evening destroyed by fire which gutted six silos at the Rugar Gagare-Musaiwa in Karanka Ward, Birniwa Local Government Area of Jigawa. The Council’s Spokesman, Alhaji Abdullahi Yakubu, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birniwa. Yakubu said that the silos, which contained millet, []The post Fire guts N1m grains in Jigawa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mr. President Sir!
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Teacher: Grammatically, what tense is the statement: ‘Nigeria will have free, fair and credible elections” Student: Future Impossible Tense, Sir! Ignore the pessimistic student above. Last week, we grumbled that the scheduled elections did not hold because of logistic glitches. Today, while we may not quite be celebrating an excellent performance by the Independent National []The post Mr. President Sir! appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Adieu to ‘True Activism
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
This week reminds me of the great Japanese novelist, Junichiro Tanizaki’s 1965 novel ‘Diary of a Mad old Man’. This may not be unconnected with unbroken flows of information from different sources, perhaps, as the 2019 general elections were postponed by a week and as accusations and counter-accusations are being made by the two major []The post Adieu to ‘True Activism’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Emefiele: Analysing CBN’s Command-Room guru
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
In his insightful tome, ‘The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World,’ Alan Greenspan, astute economist and former Chair of the US Federal Reserve Board from 1987 to 2006, discusses among other things, economics, capitalism and other economic systems, current and future issues that face the global economy. Greenspan, who held the second-longest tenure []The post Emefiele: Analysing CBN’s Command-Room guru appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sex-for-mark scandal: ASUU Benin zone condemns Dr. Igbafen’s suspension
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Benin zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) has condemned the suspension of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, branch chairman Dr. Monday Igbafen over allegations of sexual harassment and sex-for-marks by the institutions authority. A statement signed by its zonal coordinator, Fred I. Esumeh and four others and made available to journalists []The post Sex-for-mark scandal: ASUU Benin zone condemns Dr. Igbafens suspension appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Elections: Disenfranchised residents say they are tired of violence
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Gishiri residents in the FCT at Unit 024B, Estate 11 Gishiri village, who voted in the presidential and National Assembly elections, said they voted peacefully in spite of challenges because they were tired of violence. The challenges ranged from absence of INEC staff to some people with voters cards not finding their names on the []The post Elections: Disenfranchised residents say they are tired of violence appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Polls: Food, water vendors make brisk business at voting points
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Food and water vendors enjoyed brisk business at various polling units during Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the FCT. Our reporter, who went round some of the polling units across Abaji, Kwali, Gwagwalada and Kuje area councils on Saturday, observed as many voters who queued in the sun bought sachet water, cake, groundnut []The post Polls: Food, water vendors make brisk business at voting points appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Suleja residents happy with peaceful elections
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Voters in Suleja town of Niger State have described Saturday’s presidential National Assembly elections as the most smoothest and most peaceful exercise recorded in the area since the nation’s return to democracy in 1999. Some of the residents who spoke with our reporter attributed the development to the early commencement of the exercise at most []The post Suleja residents happy with peaceful elections appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCT INEC salutes security, party agents
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has commended security and party agents for their cooperation with the commission during Saturday’s polls. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, Mrs Ndidi Okafor, described the security agents as []The post FCT INEC salutes security, party agents appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okota killing: Ademola not our member ‘ OPC says
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Publicity Secretary of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, has asserted that the man a mob killed at Okota, Lagos, on Saturday during the election was not a member of the Aare Gani Adams-led OPC. Since the killing, residents of the Okota area have been apprehensive about moving about due to anticipated []The post Okota killing: Ademola not our member OPC says appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police nab alleged mastermind of Okota crisis
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Detectives attached to the Area D Police Command, Mushin, Lagos, have arrested the alleged mastermind of the bloody fracas that erupted on Ago Palace Way during the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday February 23, 2019. The police identified the suspect as one Adele, alias Omo Mama, who heads the National Union of []The post Police nab alleged mastermind of Okota crisis appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police arrest two men over falsification of Customs papers
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Two persons are being held at the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID), Alagbon Close, for allegedly falsifying some documents belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service. It was learnt that the two men Chibueze Nwosu, 40, and Jude Obiazuru, 52 were picked up in Lagos by operatives of the Special Enquiry Bureau []The post Police arrest two men over falsification of Customs papers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP in early lead in Imo
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken an early lead in Imo as announcement of results continues in the state on Sunday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections are currently being collated at the Independent National Electoral Commission []The post PDP in early lead in Imo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos LGAs’ results being awaited 24 hours after Presidential/NASS polls
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
More than 24 hours after the Presidential and National Assembly elections were conducted in Lagos, results from the local government areas are still being awaited as at 3:00pm on Sunday. At Ikeja local government, which is the collation centre for Lagos West Senatorial district, party agents and journalists are on ground awaiting the final collation []The post Lagos LGAs’ results being awaited 24 hours after Presidential/NASS polls appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 Elections: Atiku wins Kaura LGA, Kaduna
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Mr Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP won the presidential election in Kaura LGA, with 33,647 votes. The INEC Presidential Election Returning Officer in the LGA, Prof. Nafiu Abdu, who announced the result, said that President Muhammad Buhari of the All Progressives Congress got 6,907 votes. Abdu said that there were 89,701 registered []The post 2019 Elections: Atiku wins Kaura LGA, Kaduna appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SENEGAL: Macky Sall faces 4 challengers in polls
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Senegalese voters are casting their ballots in the country’s presidential election. President Macky Sall is seeking a second term and faces four challengers in his bid. Since coming into office, Mr Sall has focused on new infrastructure projects, but critics say he has done little to improve the lives of ordinary Senegalese. He is also []The post SENEGAL: Macky Sall faces 4 challengers in polls appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SAUDI ARABIA: Princess Bandar al-Saud becomes kingdom’s first woman envoy
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Saudi Arabia has announced that Princess Reema bint Bandar al-Saud will become its next ambassador to the US the first woman ever to take on an envoy role for the kingdom. Her appointment was made public in a royal decree on Saturday. Princess Reema spent part of her childhood living in Washington DC. She []The post SAUDI ARABIA: Princess Bandar al-Saud becomes kingdom’s first woman envoy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Brexit must not be frustrated, May vows
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Brexit vote must not be frustrated and the government needs to maintain an ‘absolute’ focus on delivering it, Theresa May has said. In a speech to Tory activists the PM said, as her negotiations with the EU reach their final stages, the ‘worst thing we could do is lose our focus’. It came as []The post UNITED KINGDOM: Brexit must not be frustrated, May vows appeared first on Daily Trust.
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VENEZUELA: Maduro’s ‘days numbered,’ US says
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro’s ‘days are numbered’ after deadly clashes over humanitarian aid. ‘Picking exact days is difficult. I’m confident that the Venezuelan people will ensure that Maduro’s days are numbered,’ Mr Pompeo told CNN. Two people died in Saturday’s clashes between civilians and troops loyal to []The post VENEZUELA: Maduro’s ‘days numbered,’ US says appeared first on Daily Trus
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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong-un leaves for Vietnam by train
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has departed for Hanoi by train for talks with US President Donald Trump. He arrived at the Chinese border city of Dandong after 21:00 local time (13:00 GMT) on Saturday. The much anticipated second US-North Korea summit is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in the Vietnamese capital. It follows a []The post NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong-un leaves for Vietnam by train appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ISRAEL: Pope compares child sex abuse to human sacrifice
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Pope Francis has promised concrete action to tackle child sex abuse at the end of a Roman Catholic Church summit on paedophilia. Clergy guilty of abuse were ‘tools of Satan’, the Pope said, pledging to face every case with ‘utmost seriousness’. Child sex abuse, he said, reminded him of the ancient religious practice of child []The post ISRAEL: Pope compares child sex abuse to human sacrifice appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BANGLADESH: Passenger plane forced to land in ‘hijack attempt
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
An airliner flying from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to Dubai has been forced to make an emergency landing following a hijack attempt, local media report. The Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight, carrying 142 passengers, made an emergency landing in the coastal city of Chittagong. Flight BG147’s passengers disembarked safely, reports say, citing police. Bangladeshi security forces []The post BANGLADESH: Passenger plane forced to land in ‘hijack attempt’ appeared first on Daily Trust
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AFGHANISTAN: Civilian deaths at record high ‘ UN
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
More civilians were killed last year in Afghanistan than at any time since records have been kept, according to a new report from the UN. There were 3,804 civilian deaths in 2018, including 927 children, the highest recorded numbers in the country’s long-running war. The Afghan war began after US forces led a campaign to []The post AFGHANISTAN: Civilian deaths at record high ‘ UN appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BURKINA FASI: Africa’s largest film festival turns 50
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Some 100,000 people are expected to attend 450 screenings over the next week at the Fespaco film festival in Burkina Faso. Since Fespaco began 50 years ago, no woman has ever won the top prize, the Golden Stallion of Yennenga. One of the favourites this year is Rafiki by Kenya’s Wanuri Kahiu, about a lesbian []The post BURKINA FASI: Africa’s largest film festival turns 50 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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RUSSIA: Toxic alcohol kills 130 tea workers
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
At least 130 people have died and more than 200 are being treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in north-eastern India, officials said. Some 35 people were reported dead in the state of Assam on Sunday, days after about 100 people died in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Ten people have been arrested over []The post RUSSIA: Toxic alcohol kills 130 tea workers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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What is ‘delivering polling unit
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
As results began to trickle in on Saturday evening into Sunday morning from weekend’s presidential and National Assembly elections, a certain phrase quickly came to dominate media reporting as well as social media discussion of the results. It is, ‘delivering his/her polling unit.’ Everywhere you turned, the candidates, their top supporters, top officials and godfathers []The post What is ‘delivering polling unit” appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Activities pick up at Lagos Airport, Abuja after Saturday’s polls
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Twenty four hours after the conclusion of Presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos State, flights operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) are yet to fully normalize. At the private terminal (MMA2) yesterday, the departure halls was quiet with few passengers arriving and departing. Daily Trust reports that though the airspace was open on []The post Activities pick up at Lagos Airport, Abuja after Saturdays polls appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Forex: CBN injects $268.4m, CNY46.3m into retail SMIS
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, February 22, 2019, made an intervention of $268.4million in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) and CNY46.3 million in the spot and short tenored forwards segment of the inter-bank foreign market. The Director, Corporate Communications Department, Central Bank of Nigeria, Isaac Okorafor, said the intervention was []The post Forex: CBN injects $268.4m, CNY46.3m into retail SMIS appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Seamless trade: Customs seals private trailer park at Seme
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Authority in charge of the Seme Command Of the Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command has sealed Atlas Park, a private traiker park in the area over alleged exhorbitant fees which they collect from drivers. Before the closure, truck drivers were forced to pay a yet to be ascertained amount to the owners for the use []The post Seamless trade: Customs seals private trailer park at Seme appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria has huge capacity to produce raw materials ‘ Ahmed, MAN president
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
Engineer Mansur Ahmed is President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). In this exclusive interview with Daily Trust, Engineer Ahmed said Nigeria has huge potential to produce a lot of raw materials but that means of processing them remains a huge challenge. The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria will hold a raw materials and []The post Nigeria has huge capacity to produce raw materials ‘ Ahmed, MAN president appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SAHCOL, Bayelsa sign ground handling pact for new airport
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO), yesterday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bayelsa State government to be the official ground handling provider in the newly inaugurated Bayelsa International Airport. SAHCO is expected to cater for passenger handling services, ramp handling, cargo and warehousing amongst other aviation ground handling activities in the []The post SAHCOL, Bayelsa sign ground handling pact for new airport appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why young entrepreneurs need business model
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Creative Director of BBvibrant Creations, a full service event management and production company in Lagos state, Mrs. Olubunmi Oreaje-Ogbori has stressed the need for young entrepreneurs to have a clearly defined business model and value proposition to enable them succeed in their businesses. Olubunmi in an interview said in an environment like Nigeria where []The post Why young entrepreneurs need business model appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AMCON MD gets award from Ahmadu Bello youth council
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Ahmadu Bello Youth Council of Nigeria (ABYCN) has presented the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru, with the prestigious Sir Ahmadu Bello Gamji Award of Excellence 2019. A statement by AMCON said Comrade Sagir Adam, who led a 7-man ABYCN executives to AMCON’s Abuja office said, []The post AMCON MD gets award from Ahmadu Bello youth council appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BoI disburses TraderMoni to beneficiaries who repaid 1st batch
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Bank of Industry (BoI) has begun the disbursement of N15,000 TraderMoni loans to beneficiaries who have successfully paid back their first N10,000 loans. According to the bank, the disbursement is in response to the increasing beneficiary repayments recorded under the scheme. Through a flexible weekly loan repayment plan of N430 per week paid over []The post BoI disburses TraderMoni to beneficiaries who repaid 1st batch appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SMEDAN cash transfer excites entrepreneurs
Mon, 25 Feb 2019
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has flagged off the Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS) for microenterprises in Lagos. The Director General of Smedan, Dr Umaru Radda, while speaking at the flag off said a special entrepreneurship/vocational development intervention for the entrepreneurs at the bottom of the pyramid cannot be overemphasized Radda []The post SMEDAN cash transfer excites entrepreneurs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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