Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 27th February 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

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2019 Presidential Poll: INEC declares APC’s Buhari winner
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of this years election for a second term. Chairman of the commission who is also the Chief Returning officer of the elections, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said the APC polled 15,191,847 to defeat the PDPs Atiku Abubakar who garnered 11,262,978 votes. Yakubu []The post 2019 Presidential Poll: INEC declares APCs Buhari winner appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 Presidential Election: How Buhari trumped Atiku
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to be re-elected to lead Africa’s most populous country for an additional four years. At the end of collation on Tuesday night, President Buhari crossed the 15 million mark in votes scored in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. He polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 out of the []The post 2019 Presidential Election: How Buhari trumped Atiku appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP demands cancellation of presidential results in Borno, Zamfara, Yobe, Nasarawa
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The PDP has asked INEC to cancel the results of last Saturday’s presidential election in Borno, Zamfara, Yobe and Nasarawa states and a new date be fixed for a fresh poll. The party also demanded that INEC should stop the collation of the results of the election until data from the smart card reader accreditation []The post PDP demands cancellation of presidential results in Borno, Zamfara, Yobe, Nasarawa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gov Jibrilla, Amb. Iyawa trade words over Buhari’s loss in Adamawa
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Governor Muhammad Jibrilla has reacted to an allegation by the Nigerian Ambassador to Mexico, Aminu Iyawa that he (the governor) governor was responsible for President Muhammadu Buhari’s loss in Adamawa. Iyawa, through his verified Facebook page blamed the governor for failing to win the state for the APC presidential candidate. The PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, []The post Gov Jibrilla, Amb. Iyawa trade words over Buhari’s loss in Adamawa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Forgery: Court sacks Plateau lawmaker
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
A Federal High sitting in Jos has sacked a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Baba Hassan, over diploma certificate he claimed to have obtained from the University of Jos. The court also ordered the lawmaker to pay back into the treasury of Plateau State Government, all the salaries and allowances he []The post Forgery: Court sacks Plateau lawmaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Akpabio loses senatorial seat to PDP
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Senator Godswill Akpabio has lost his senatorial seat in Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial district to a former deputy governor of the state, Christopher Ekpenyong, with 35,057 votes. Akpabio, who is a former Senate minority leader under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, polled 83,158 votes to lose to []The post Akpabio loses senatorial seat to PDP appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Akume’s defeat: I’ve fulfilled my promise to Benue people ‘ Ortom
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, yesterday, said he has fulfilled his promise to retire Senator George Akume from the National Assembly. Akume, a serving senator representing Benue North West and leader of APC in the state, lost his fifth term bid to Emmanuel Orker Jev of PDP. The governor, who has been at loggerheads []The post Akume’s defeat: I’ve fulfilled my promise to Benue people ‘ Ortom appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku loses own Federal Constituency to APC
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has lost his Mayo-Belwa/Jada/Ganye/Toungo’ Federal Constituency to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daily Trust reports. The APC candidate in the federal constituency Abdulrazak Namdas, polled a total of ‘62,374 votes to defeat his PDP rival, Kabiru Muktar, who scored 61,436. The returning officer of the []The post Atiku loses own Federal Constituency to APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How Accord Party ‘sneaked’ into Buhari’s Daura
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Of all the elections held for the Senate and House of Representatives on Feb. 23, the much talk about in Katsina is that of Daura Senatorial District. It was in Daura that Accord Party with its candidate, Mohammed Lawal Nalado, recorded an outstanding but not an enduring outing when its candidate in some units defeated []The post How Accord Party ‘sneaked’ into Buhari’s Daura appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Zamfara: APC’s Zubairu retains seat as federal lawmaker
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The candidate for the All Progressives Congress representing Bungudu/Maru Federal Constituency, Alhaji Abdulmalik Zubairu, has retained his seat by scoring 37,689 votes. The re-elected federal lawmaker defeated his major opponents from PDP, Alhaji Shehu Ahmad who polled 17,062; Sani Bello of Accord Party who got 12,647; NRM’s Alhaji Shehu Ahmad; and NRM’s Bala Muhammad Dansadau []The post Zamfara: APC’s Zubairu retains seat as federal lawmaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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No true winners
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
All things being equal, by the time this goes to print, there would have been an declared winner in last Saturday’s shambolic presidential and national assembly elections. In a democracy, the people ought to be the ultimate winners. As huge ships have captains, electoral bodies handle elections. If a captain is drunk, a ship’s final []The post No true winners appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Closing the gap for Buhari in Plateau
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Boasts about how Plateau and other Middle-Belt states would make the difference for the opposition party in the 2019 presidential elections by wide margins have been emptied and left barren. The stark reality exposed by the results of the 2019 presidential elections have shown particularly on the Plateau that the All Progressives Congress, APC, and []The post Closing the gap for Buhari in Plateau appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Presidential elections: Now the longest wait
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
All across Nigeria, millions of people wait anxiously for the results of the Presidential elections which held over the weekend. This is indeed Africa’s largest democracy and hence the significance the exercise portends for the continent, where every country is a fledgling nascent democracy, and leaderships generally uninspiring and despotic. It is an election that []The post Presidential elections: Now the longest wait appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INEC declares Okigwe Senate, Rep seats inconclusive
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Okigwe zone Senatorial seat and Okigwe South Federal Constituency seat inconclusive. The action, according to the INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof Donatus Ihejianya, followed cancellation of votes from Isiala Mbano, Ehime Mbano and Ihitte Uboma local government areas. INEC’s spokesperson in the state, Emmanuella Okpara, who confirmed []The post INEC declares Okigwe Senate, Rep seats inconclusive appeared first on Daily
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Akume loses Benue North West senatorial seat to Orker-Jev
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Senator George Akume has lost his seat to incumbent serving House of Representatives member, Emmanuel Orker Jev, who has just been announced winner of the Benue North West Senatorial seat. Jev of the PDP polled 157,726 to beat the incumbent Senator and APC leader in the state, Akume who scored 115,422 votes. The Returning Officer, []The post Akume loses Benue North West senatorial seat to Orker-Jev appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fat rat saved from manhole by German animal rescue
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
In the German town of Bensheim, rescue workers got an unusual call a chubby rat needed help after getting stuck halfway out of a sewer manhole. ‘She had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip there was no going forward or back,’ animal rescuer Michael Sehr told local []The post Fat rat saved from manhole by German animal rescue appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pakistan vows to respond after Indian ‘air strikes
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Pakistan says it will respond ‘at the time and place of its choosing’ after India launched strikes against militants in Pakistani territory. India said it had killed a large number of militants but Pakistan called the claim ‘reckless’. Tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours have been high following an attack on Indian troops in Kashmir. The []The post Pakistan vows to respond after Indian ‘air strikes’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fake Kenyan president’ arrested
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Police in Kenya say they have a busted a seven-man syndicate which allegedly impersonated President Uhuru Kenyatta and other government officials to defraud local business tycoon Naushad Merali of a huge sum of money. One of the men phoned Mr Merali, the chairman of Sameer Africa, mimicking the presidents voice and persuading him to release []The post ‘Fake Kenyan president’ arrested appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Clingy octopus hangs on to the back of a diver as he gets out the sea
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
A clingy octopus held on to a divers back even after he jumped out of the sea. Giuseppe Tortorella was diving off Torre del Greco in Naples when his friend Roberto started to come to the surface. But Roberto wasnt alone as he clambered back on to the boat. A bright red octopus was holding []The post Clingy octopus hangs on to the back of a diver as he gets out the sea appeared first on Daily Trust.
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R.Kelly gets bail after coming up with $100,000 bond
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Robert Kelly, a.k.a R.Kelly, gets to walk away from jail after pleading not guilty to all 10 counts and paying 100, 000 dollars bail bond. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that R Kelly, a black American and a native of Chicago, is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. R.Kelly []The post R.Kelly gets bail after coming up with $100,000 bond appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Class and cluster in Nigerian politics
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
You may be enjoying the luxury of knowing the winner of the presidential elections conducted last week in Nigeria as you read this. As I write, I do not have that luxury, thanks to the unnecessary and cumbersome manner we have insisted on receiving and relaying presidential contest outcomes. Like all Nigerians, I have been []The post Class and cluster in Nigerian politics appeared first on Daily Trust.
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The Judiciary: Matters arising
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
When in 2016, the Directorate of State Security (DSS) raided the homes of some judges, including one or two that were very senior in the Supreme Court, it was the first signal that the government anti-corruption searchlight has turned its full glare onto the Judiciary. The signals were clear enough. It was like ringing the []The post The Judiciary: Matters arising appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Forex: CBN boosts market with $210m
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected $210 million into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market. Figures released by the apex bank, yesterday, indicated that authorised dealers in the wholesale segment of the market were offered $100million, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received $55 million. Similarly, customers requiring foreign exchange for invisibles []The post Forex: CBN boosts market with $210m appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Abuja Airport receives more passengers after poll
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, continued to experience an upsurge of arriving passengers on Tuesday, days after the presidential and National Assembly elections, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN also observed that the check-in counters of airlines as well as the departure lounges of the airport were scanty, while the arrival hall []The post Abuja Airport receives more passengers after poll appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NIPC grants 9 coys Pioneer Status Incentive in Q4, 2018
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has granted approval for Pioneer Status Incentive (PSI) to nine companies with investment of ‘277.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018. The commission made the disclosure in its ‘Report On Pioneer Status Incentive Application Q4 2018’, on its website on Wednesday. It said the nine companies that were []The post NIPC grants 9 coys Pioneer Status Incentive in Q4, 2018 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Solar energy is cheapest way to light up Africa ‘ Expert
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The Executive Director of Power Smart, Mr Deji Sura, has said that solar energy is the cheapest means to light up Africa and an uninterrupted power supply to homes. Sura, who stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said mobile phones, which had been widely successful in Africa, []The post Solar energy is cheapest way to light up Africa ‘ Expert appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Shippers’ council, Navy partner to end sea piracy, other crimes
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) and the Nigerian Navy have agreed to partner to end piracy and other crimes on Nigerian territorial waters to improve ease of doing business at the country’s sea ports. The commitment was made by the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Engr. Hassan Bello and the Chief of Naval Staff, []The post Shippers’ council, Navy partner to end sea piracy, other crimes appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Taxation: Actionaid demands tax payment by all
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Mrs Ene Obi, the Country-Director of Actionaid, has called on all taxable citizens and corporate bodies to pay their correct taxes to boost national development. Ene, represented by the Governance Manager, Actionaid, Mr Celestine Odo, made the appeal on Tuesday in Lagos at the opening of a three-day workshop on breaking barriers to education by []The post Taxation: Actionaid demands tax payment by all appeared first on Daily Trust.
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$20bn tax claims slam on oil firms may delay major projects ‘ Shell
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Royal Dutch Shell said claims that it owes billions in taxes could delay the development of a major oil field off the coast of the West African nation. The federal government had ordered several major foreign oil and gas companies to pay nearly $20 billion in taxes it says are owed to local states, industry []The post $20bn tax claims slam on oil firms may delay major projects Shell appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Glo seals partnership with Africa CEO Forum to grow continent’s economy
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
In continuation of its desire to promote Africa’s economic development, Globacom has announced its support for the 2019 Africa CEO Forum. Globacom’s support for the continental initiative was made known by its Executive Vice Chairman, Mrs. Bella Disu, who has held consultations with the Forum organisers, a statement from Glo said yesterday. Mrs. Disu said []The post Glo seals partnership with Africa CEO Forum to grow continent’s economy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Local rice: AFAN assures consumers of availability in commercial quantities soon
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Lagos Chapter, has promised that local rice in 50 kg, 25kg, and 10 kg measures would soon be available to consumers in commercial quantities all year round. Mr Femi Oke, AFAN Lagos chapter Chairman, made this promise on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria []The post Local rice: AFAN assures consumers of availability in commercial quantities soon appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ethiopian Group CEO bags MIPAD recognition
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been recognized as one of the most influential people of African descent in the category of business and entrepreneurship. The award was held at a colourful ceremony held in Addis Ababa on Feb. 09, 2019, the airline disclosed in a statement yesterday. The most Influential People of []The post Ethiopian Group CEO bags MIPAD recognition appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Loute blames chilly weather for Rangers’ defeat in Sousse
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
As reactions continue to trail Rangers 1-2 loss at Etoile Du Sahel in the CAF Confederation group match played last Sunday, the ‘Flying Antelopes’ defender, Isaac Loute has blamed the loss on the unfavourable weather condition the team faced during the match. Although Bright Silas gave Rangers the lead in the 15th minute, Iheb Maskani []The post Loute blames chilly weather for Rangers’ defeat in Sousse appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FIFA Women World Cup trophy hits Abuja in April 11
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The city of Abuja will on April 11 play host to the FIFA Women World Cup Trophy which begins the tour of 24 countries ahead of the 2019 edition of the global soccer showpiece in France. According to FIFA, legends such as Kristine Lilly and Laura Georges were on hand when the Trophy tour kicked []The post FIFA Women World Cup trophy hits Abuja in April 11 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Udoh enjoying competition for Eunisell Golden Boot Award
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Nigerian Professional Football League record scorer in a season, Mfon Udoh, has revealed there is heightened competition amongst players for the prestigious Eunisell Boot award to be presented to the highest goal scorer, at the end of the 2019 season. Eunisell instituted the award in 2018, with each goal worth N200,000. ‘The financial incentive attached []The post Udoh enjoying competition for Eunisell Golden Boot Award appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ibrahim unperturbed by Flying Eagles World Cup group
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Flying Eagles playmaker and Kano Pillars star, Alhassan Ibrahim has said he is not worried by the national U-20 team’s group opponents at the forthcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. After placing fourth at the just concluded Africa U-20 championship in Niger Republic, the Paul Aigbogun tutored side picked one of the tickets to []The post Ibrahim unperturbed by Flying Eagles World Cup group appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ofoedu awaits Super Eagles invitation
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
The recent pronouncement by the Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr that Nigerian players doing well in their various clubs stand a chance of being invited for the upcoming games against Seychelles and Egypt has been applauded across board. Israel-based forward, Chikeluba Ofoedu, who has 9 goals and seven assists in 17 games so far this []The post Ofoedu awaits Super Eagles invitation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Badminton: Opeyori, Olofua win men’s doubles at Uganda International
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Nigeria’s pair of Anu Opeyori and Godwin Olofua won the men’s doubles event at the Uganda International which ended Feb. 25. The Nigerians beat the pair of Siddharth from India and Ahmed Sarah from Egypt 2-0 (21-18, 21-11) to win the first prize. In the singles event, Opeyori lost to Iceland’s Kari Gunnarsson 2-1 (21-14, []The post Badminton: Opeyori, Olofua win men’s doubles at Uganda International appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Katsina inaugurates committee for inter secondary schools athletics competition
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Katsina state government has inaugurated a 24 man local organising committee for its 3rd Inter Secondary Schools Annual Athletics Competition. Inaugurating the committee, the state commissioner of Education Badamasi Lawal said sporting activities amongst children is a veritable for reshaping minds and improving health and discipline. He said, engaging them in sports will also address []The post Katsina inaugurates committee for inter secondary schools athletics competition appeared first on Dail
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Watford may unleash Success on Liverpool
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Isaac Success is in line to make his 24th Premier League appearance when Watford take on Liverpool who are winless in three of their last four league games on Wednesday evening. Hornets manager Javi Garcia confirmed at his pre-match press conference that Success and 24 other players are available for selection. Success had earlier recovered []The post Watford may unleash Success on Liverpool appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sports firm holds seminar on anti doping, hooliganism in matches
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
A leading sports consultancy firm, Success Tiyu International says it will hold a seminar to proffer solutions to the menace of hooliganism, drugs abuse and other vices that are prevalent at match venues in the country. Director of the sports firm, Musa Abubakar, told journalists in Lokoja yesterday that the seminar which is to hold []The post Sports firm holds seminar on anti doping, hooliganism in matches appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Injury-hit Man United call up youngsters for Crystal Palace trip
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned to his under-23 players after a spate of injuries left him short of options for today’s English Premier League trip to Crystal Palace. Having lost Nemanja Matic before Sunday’s goalless draw with Liverpool, Manchester United’s injury woes worsened as Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard picked []The post Injury-hit Man United call up youngsters for Crystal Palace trip appeared first on Daily Trust.
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