Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Thursday 14th March 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

No underage voters in Niger ‘ Domestic Observers
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Domestic Observers Group that observed the 2019 elections in Niger state, has said it has not witnessed any underage voting in the state during the exercise. It, however, decried high incidents of votes buying among political actors and parties in the contest. The Group position was contained in its report made available to journalists on []The post No underage voters in Niger Domestic Observers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ADC guber candidate congratulates Gov Bello, calls for inclusive govt
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate in the just concluded governorship election in Niger state, Dr Mani Ibrahim Ahmad, has congratulated Governor Abubakar Sani Bello for his reelection. In a congratulatory message yesterday in Minna, the ADC candidate said the party accepted the results of the election as the will of God but called on the []The post ADC guber candidate congratulates Gov Bello, calls for inclusive govt appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I’ve been voting since Shagari era ‘ Septuagenarian
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A Septuagenarian, Hajiya Maryamu Mustapha, has said she never missed the opportunity of electing leaders of her choice since the second republic when she voted for late former President Shehu Shagari. In an interview with North Central Trust after casting her vote on Saturday, she said she voted for President Muhammadu Buhari all those times []The post I’ve been voting since Shagari era ‘ Septuagenarian appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Despite leading, we would take re-run seriously ‘ APC
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Plateau State has stressed that it will take the governorship re-run election scheduled for March 23 seriously despite leading with a margin of 44,929 votes. Benue/Plateau chronicle reports that the gubernatorial results as announced by the State Returning Officer, Professor Richard Anade had declared that Governor Simon Bako Lalong []The post Despite leading, we would take re-run seriously ‘ APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Plateau polls: CSOs to sanction unprofessional domestic observers
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) in Plateau state and the Coalition of Domestic Observers for the just concluded Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections have frowned at the unprofessional conduct of some domestic observers during the March 9 polls. Speaking to journalists in Jos, the group said that it was appalled at the allegations that []The post Plateau polls: CSOs to sanction unprofessional domestic observers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Benue South APC leaders laud party faithful
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue south senatorial district have lauded the party faithful for their immense contributions to its campaign activities in the zone. They particularly pointed out that the road walk embarked by the Peter Ochiba Campaign Organization in support of APCs governorship candidate, Barrister Emmanuel Jime, boosted the []The post Benue South APC leaders laud party faithful appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why I lost my bid for a House of Representative seat ‘ Double amputee, Lanshima
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Vitalis Lanshima is a double-amputee who contested for the seat of Jos North/Bassa federal constituency under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP). He lost out to Haruna Maitala of All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last National Assembly elections. In this interview with Benue/Plateau Chronicle, Lanshima, a former councilman of District 21, Louisville, Kentucky []The post Why I lost my bid for a House of Representative seat ‘ Double amputee, Lanshima appeared first on Dail
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Inconclusive polls: Freedom Party absolves INEC of blames
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The National Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), Dr. Onwubuya Abraham Breakforth, has absolved the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of blames for the inconclusive elections and other crisis in some states across the country. In a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, he said politics and political offices have become the []The post Inconclusive polls: Freedom Party absolves INEC of blames appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CSOs back INEC over Rivers suspended polls
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have backed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for suspending the governorship and state house of assembly elections over widespread violence in the state. This is contained in a joint statement by the leaders of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD Nigeria), CLEEN Foundation (Centre for Law []The post CSOs back INEC over Rivers suspended polls appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INEC assures of free, fair rerun election in Kano
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano, Professor Riskuwa Arabu Shehu, has promised to conduct free, fair and credible rerun election in the state on March 23. The supplementary election will determine the winner of Kano state governorship election which was declared inconclusive by the commission last Monday. Shehu []The post INEC assures of free, fair rerun election in Kano appeared first on Daily Trust.
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School collapse: 20 rescued victims on treatment- Lagos Govt
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Lagos State Government has disclosed that 20 victims of thecollapsed school building located at Itafaji in Lagos Island, are receiving treatment in some hospitals in Lagos. Dr Titilayo Goncalves,thePermanent Secretary, Lagos StateMinistry of Health (MOH), made the disclosure at a news conference at the hospital on Wednesday. Goncalves said thatsome of the victims had []The post School collapse: 20 rescued victims on treatment- Lagos Govt appeared first on Daily Trust.
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400L Civil Engineering student crushed to death in Calabar campus
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A 400 level Civil Engineering student of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) Calabar, Joseph Agbo, has been knocked down and killed in the main campus of the university. DSP Irene Ugbo, Cross River Police Spokesperson, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that an allegedly drunk driver lost control and rammed into Ugboma while []The post 400L Civil Engineering student crushed to death in Calabar campus appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Our best will be good enough for Nigeria, President Buhari assures
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government is doing its best to correct and reverse the terrible mismanagement the country had experienced, ‘and with some luck, our best will be good enough.’ The President stated this when he received a delegation of non-career Ambassadors, who came to State House, Abuja, to congratulate him on his []The post Our best will be good enough for Nigeria, President Buhari assures appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari appoints 2 executive directors to NSIA board
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mrs Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli and Mr Aminu Umar-Sadiq as Executive Directors on the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) board. The NSIA spokesman, Mr Titilope Olubiyi made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Olubiyi said that Ojekwe-Onyejeli was reappointed as Executive Director for a second term, []The post Buhari appoints 2 executive directors to NSIA board appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ethnic and religious bigotry: Who is to blame
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Nigeria is a heterogonous nation of different tribes and religions, the major tribes being Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; Islam and Christianity being the major religions being practiced by its populace. Even though, the religions teach love and tolerance, it is very worrisome to see how our dear country is full of bigotry, intolerance, envy and []The post Ethnic and religious bigotry: Who is to blame’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ahmed Lawan: Senate President for Next Level
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Next to the exalted Presidency of Nigeria for which President Muhammadu Buhari has just earned a resounding re-election endorsement, the Senate Presidency is undoubtedly strategically next in line in our democracy, as the apex position in the all important legislative arm of government. It is therefore understandable that a lot of attention and discussion centers []The post Ahmed Lawan: Senate President for Next Level appeared first on Daily Trust.
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The Next Level on a different plane
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The next level is the promised land of all the APC campaigns in the 2019 elections, especially at the Presidential level. This is premised upon a pledge and commitment to improve on the gains from 2015 to date by the APC led government which had pivoted its campaign mainly on fighting corruption and insecurity. We []The post The Next Level on a different plane appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Girls should get quality education
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Executive Director of Youngstars Foundation Kingsley Bangwell has said authorities should increase effort to give women and girls access to quality education. He made the remark during the launch of the Female and More (FAM) programme to mark the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD) in Abuja. He said giving women access to quality education would []The post ‘Girls should get quality education’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Stakeholders praise Ekiti gov’t over exam fees payment
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Parents and teachers in public secondary schools in Ekiti State doffed their hats to the state government for paying the administrative charges of students sitting for this year’s Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) prepared by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). Stakeholders who spoke with this correspondent in Ado-Ekiti, described the action as a step []The post Stakeholders praise Ekiti gov’t over exam fees payment appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Commonwealth countries to promote peace, democracy
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Nigeria has called on her peers in the Commonwealth of Nations to strive toward the promotion of tolerance and peaceful coexistence. Minister of Education Adamu Adamu made the remark at the Commonwealth Day Celebration on Monday in Abuja. He said as members celebrate, they should connect to the underlying aspirations of the Commonwealth which was []The post Commonwealth countries to promote peace, democracy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fresh strike averted after lecturers meet Gov Bagudu
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Barely two weeks after a three-month-old nationwide strike action, lecturers in Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, begun to press home unattended demands and threatened to embark on fresh industrial action should the state government fail to meet their demands. The aggrieved members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the []The post Fresh strike averted after lecturers meet Gov Bagudu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Private universities’ graduates exceed all expectations in workplace
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A psychology professor at the University of Ibadan, Benjamin Ehigie, has said his investigation and knowledge in recruitment exercises indicated that many fresh graduates from private universities work to achieve good results beyond expectations in their workplaces. Speaking as the guest lecturer at the maiden matriculation lecture of Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, he said his []The post ‘Private universities’ graduates exceed all expectations in workplace’ appeared firs
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JAMB fixes new date for mock exam
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation (JAMB) has fixed Monday, April 1, 2019 for its 2019 mock examination earlier scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019. The change according to a statement by JAMBs head of media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin was due to circumstances beyond the Boards control. The statement urged candidates who had indicated interest in []The post JAMB fixes new date for mock exam appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 JAMB examination begins April 11
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has scheduled its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to begin on April 11. The board made this known on Wednesday in a statement by it’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin. According to Benjamin, the mock examination will hold on April 1, nationwide, contrary to []The post 2019 JAMB examination begins April 11 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Woman, 65, gives birth to baby girl
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A sixty five year-old woman, Mrs Comfort Timothy, has given birth to a bouncing baby girl, 18 years after she got married. City News learnt that Mrs Timothy who has been married since 2001 has been praying and hoping for the fruit of the womb. ‘After so many years of fasting and prayer the Lord []The post Woman, 65, gives birth to baby girl appeared first on Daily Trust.
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9 passengers injured in bus crash at Yangoji
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Nine passengers on board a commercial bus were injured after it crashed on Tuesday evening near Yangoji village, on Abuja-Lokoja road. A witness said the crash happened around 4:18 pm when the 18-seater bus with registration number HJA 765 XA had a tyre burst and the driver lost control of his steering and crashed into []The post 9 passengers injured in bus crash at Yangoji appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Cleaner in court for alleged theft of employer’s laptop
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Police on Wednesday arraigned a cleaner, Luke John, in a Karmo Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing his employer’s laptop. John, who resides at Angwan Shehu, Karmo, was charged with theft. The prosecutor, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that one Tasil Chineweike, of Utako Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station []The post Cleaner in court for alleged theft of employer’s laptop appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rerun polls hold in Bwari, Kuje, Kwali March 23
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said supplementary elections in three area councils shall be held on Saturday, March 23. The Head, Voter Education, and Publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the FCT, Ndidi Okafor, who made this known yesterday, said the supplementary chairmanship elections will take place in some polling []The post Rerun polls hold in Bwari, Kuje, Kwali March 23 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Trader docked over criminal breach of trust
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 51-year-old trader, Christian Agu, in a Karmo Upper Area Court, Abuja, for alleged criminal breach of trust and cheating. Agu who resides at opposite St. Mathew Catholic Church Karmo, was docked on charges bordering on criminal breach of trust and cheating. The prosecutor, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that []The post Trader docked over criminal breach of trust appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I need your prayers to move Gwagwalada to next level ‘ Council boss
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The chairman of Gwagwalada area council, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, has solicited for the support and prayers of residents of the area to move the council to the next level. Mustapha, while speaking with newsmen in Gwagwalada yesterday, appreciated residents’ show of love and the confidence they reposed in him to reelect him for a second []The post I need your prayers to move Gwagwalada to next level Council boss appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Prosecutor’s absence stalls N11.5bn fraud case against Akala, others
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Justice Olalekan Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court has once again adjourned the case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) against a former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala and two others for alleged embezzlement of the sum of N11.5 billion. Owolabi adjourned the case yesterday after EFCC’s counsel, Dr []The post Prosecutor’s absence stalls N11.5bn fraud case against Akala, others appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court remands 2 suspects over illegal possession of firearms, robbery
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Two men have been remanded in prison custody over alleged possession of firearms and robbing a pedestrian of her phones and cash worth N680,705. The defendants, Gideon Eze, 35, and John Akpan, 30, whose residential addresses were not given, were arraigned by the police on a three-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and possession of []The post Court remands 2 suspects over illegal possession of firearms, robbery appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Man arrested over indecent assault on 2-yr-old girl
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A 26-year-old man, simply identified as Victor, has been arrested for allegedly inserting his fingers in the anus of a two-year-old girl. The suspect was arrested at the Ejigbo area of Lagos based on a complaint by the girl’s parents. The police at the Ejigbo Division told our correspondent that Victor allegedly lured the girl []The post Man arrested over indecent assault on 2-yr-old girl appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ejigbo market sexual assault: 2 defendants not OPC members ‘ witness
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A witness, Sulaiman Muhammadu Ibrahim, told a Lagos High Court on Tuesday that none of the 10 accused persons facing trial in connection with the February 11, 2013 torture of three women at the Oba Morufu International Market, Ejigbo, Lagos, is a member of the Odu’a Peoples Congress (OPC). Ibrahim, a farmer from Kebbi State, []The post Ejigbo market sexual assault: 2 defendants not OPC members ‘ witness appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNITED KINGDOM Brexit: Chancellor calls for cross-party compromise
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Chancellor Philip Hammond has signalled his backing for a cross-party consensus over Brexit, despite the PM still appearing to support her own deal. He told MPs they had ‘a solemn duty in the days ahead to put aside our differences and seek a compromise’. It came after Theresa May said the UK could still leave []The post UNITED KINGDOM Brexit: Chancellor calls for cross-party compromise appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNITED STATES: Ex-Trump chief gets 43 more months in jail
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort has been jailed for 43 more months on charges stemming from the Russia investigation. It comes a week after the 69-year-old was given a 47-month prison sentence for fraud in a separate case. The latest sentencing arises from two charges Manafort pleaded guilty to last year. []The post UNITED STATES: Ex-Trump chief gets 43 more months in jail appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ETHIOPIA: Ex-rebels start hunger strike over poor living conditions
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Former fighters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in Ethiopia have gone on a hunger strike at a military camp where they have been staying since laying down their arms following a peace deal with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government. The fighters said they were subjected to ‘poor living conditions’ at Tolay camp in south-western []The post ETHIOPIA: Ex-rebels start hunger strike over poor living conditions appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BRAZIL: Deadly school shooting in So Paulo
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Two teenagers have opened fire at a school in south-eastern Brazil, killing at least five students and one employee, police say. The shooting happened at about 09:30 local time (12:30 GMT) when the students were in a break at the state school in Suzano, near So Paulo. Several other people have been wounded. The two []The post BRAZIL: Deadly school shooting in So Paulo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SAUDI ARABIA: Women’s rights activists on trial
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Ten women’s rights activists have gone on trial in Saudi Arabia, raising questions about the kingdom’s human rights record. Those who appeared included Loujain al-Hathloul, a figure in the campaign to win Saudi women the right to drive. She was detained last May. A UK-based Saudi rights organisation, ALQST, said they were charged under the []The post SAUDI ARABIA: Women’s rights activists on trial appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JAPAN: Game sales halted after cocaine arrest
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Games firm Sega is to stop sales of its video game Judgment in Japan, after actor Pierre Taki, who appears in it, was arrested for alleged drug use. Mr Taki, who plays a gangster in the game, was arrested on suspicion of using cocaine. Judgment had been on sale in Japan since December 2018, and []The post JAPAN: Game sales halted after cocaine arrest appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FRANCE: Chickens ‘gang up’ to kill intruder fox on farm
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Chickens in a school farm in north-western France are believed to have grouped and killed a juvenile fox. The unusual incident in Brittany took place after the fox entered the coop with 3,000 hens through an automatic hatch door which closed immediately. ‘There was a herd instinct and they attacked him with their beaks,’ said []The post FRANCE: Chickens ‘gang up’ to kill intruder fox on farm appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sudan unveils new government after months of unrest
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Sudan’s embattled President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed a new government, after months of protests. Bashir, whom demonstrators have been calling on to resign, in February, declared a one-year state of emergency and dissolved the federal and states governments. The long-ruling leader promised to form a new government of technocrats to address the economic crisis []The post Sudan unveils new government after months of unrest appeared first on Daily Trust.
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8 killed in Somali market blast, Official says
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
At least eight people were killed when a bomb exploded at a busy livestock market in a village in Somalia’s south-western Bay region, an official said on Wednesday. 40 others were injured, a Goof-Gaduud village official, Hassan Bayow, told local radio. ‘All the victims were civilians, who were there to sell or buy livestock at []The post 8 killed in Somali market blast, Official says appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Air crash: Boeing to deploy 737 MAX software enhancement
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
American plane maker, Boeing, said on Wednesday it would deploy a 737 MAX software ‘enhancement’ across the fleet in the coming weeks incorporating feedback ‘received from our customers.’ In a statement today, the company said the United States Federal Aviation Administration (US-FAA) will also mandate the change in an airworthiness directive (AD) ‘no later than []The post Air crash: Boeing to deploy 737 MAX software enhancement appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 Elections: The morning after
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
If there is any consensus among people of different political divides in the elections that were held on February 23 and March 9 respectively, it was that they fell far below expectations. With the outcome of some of the elections set to be contested at the election petition tribunal, there are lessons from the two []The post 2019 Elections: The morning after appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How economic recovery plan expanded Nigeria’s trade, industrial sectors
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The manufacturing sector of the Nigerian economy has been reflating in the last two years after it recorded a downturn occasioned by the economic recession that hit the country in 2016. Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that in 2017, the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the country’s economy rose to 9.18 per []The post How economic recovery plan expanded Nigeria’s trade, industrial sectors appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FAAN gives BA, Lufthansa others deadline to relocate to new terminal
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has given all the international airlines operating in Abuja March 31st as deadline for them to relocate from the old international terminal to the new international terminal building. Regional Manager, FAAN North Central, Alhaji Mahmud Sani disclosed this, yesterday, when Emirates became the 5th airline to commence operations []The post FAAN gives BA, Lufthansa others deadline to relocate to new terminal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria, India to expand N4.31trn trade ties ‘ Minister
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Nigeria and India are working on ways to enhance the N4.31 trillion ($12 billion) annual bilateral trade between them in a way that would focus on investment. This was disclosed by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, when he received the new Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Shri Abhav Thakur, []The post Nigeria, India to expand N4.31trn trade ties ‘ Minister appeared first on Daily Trust.
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