Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Friday 15th March 2019

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Declare war on fall army worms
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Maize farmers in Nigeria are worried over the invasion of a pest called Fall Army Worm (FAW) that attacks their farms and destroys farm produce. Many farmers are already pleading with the authorities to find a solution to the annual calamity which causes them billion in losses. These attacks occur during both the rainy and []The post Declare war on fall army worms appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pressure group, Kano gov’t differ over withdrawal of N235m
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Kano State Civil Society Situation Room (KASCISSIR) has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged withdrawal of over N235m by the Kano State Government for the purpose of buying votes ahead of the March 23 rerun election in the state. A copy of the petition dated March 14, seen by Daily []The post Pressure group, Kano gov’t differ over withdrawal of N235m appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okorocha to INEC: Release my certificate of return
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who claims to have won the Senate seat on the platform of APC, yesterday, called on INEC to release his certificate of return to enable him celebrate like other senators-elect. Okorocha, who granted interview to journalists in Abuja, accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo State of playing []The post Okorocha to INEC: Release my certificate of return appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Osinbajo meets Adamawa, Bauchi govs
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, met separately with the governors of Adamawa and Bauchi states at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Daily Trust reports that the vice president met behind closed doors with Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa and Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State in his office, on what may not be unconnected with the extra []The post Osinbajo meets Adamawa, Bauchi govs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ajimobi pledges support for PDP gov-elect
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has assured the new governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, of his administration’s full support towards a successful change of baton and smooth take off of the incoming administration. He gave the assurance, yesterday, during Makinde’s courtesy visit to him at the government house, Agodi, Ibadan. Ajimobi said ‘I congratulate you []The post Ajimobi pledges support for PDP gov-elect appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gov’ship polls: Parties set for legal battle in 15 states
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Aggrieved political parties and governorship candidates, in at least 15 out of 22 states where election’ results have been announced, have voiced readiness to challenge the outcome at the election tribunals. The states where parties or candidates have rejected results, and expressed determination to head to the election tribunals are Akwa Ibom, Cross River, []The post Gov’ship polls: Parties set for legal battle in 15 states appeared first on Daily Trust.
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My victory protest against impunity ‘ Ihedioha
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, has attributed his victory in the March 9 governorship election as the resolve of the people of the state to take their destiny into their hands. Ihedioha, speaking at his maiden press briefing in Owerri, yesterday, described his election as historic. He said, ‘This election is as epochal as []The post My victory protest against impunity ‘ Ihedioha appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group demands prosecution of electoral offenders
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
A youth non-profit group, Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI) has called for the prosecution of those that committed electoral offences during the recent general elections. The executive director of KDI, Mr. Bukola Idowu, who is also the coordinator of Nigeria Election Violence Report (NEVR) Project, South West hub, made the call in Osogbo, the Osun State []The post Group demands prosecution of electoral offenders appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kano commissioner speaks on destruction of election materials
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Kano State Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo, has accused the police of manipulating facts over the destruction of election materials at Nassarawa Local Government Area collation centre, saying ‘I never tore any result sheet.’ The alleged tearing of result sheet at the collation centre, the only one remaining out all 44 []The post Kano commissioner speaks on destruction of election materials appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Opposition parties finger APC in Taraba crisis
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of instigating religious crisis in Taraba State. The CUPP spokesman and national chairman of Action People’s Party (APP), Chief Ikenga Ugochinyere, said in a statement, yesterday, that the essence of instigating crisis in the state was to pave way for a []The post Opposition parties finger APC in Taraba crisis appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kano APC chair denies describing supplementary election ‘do-or-die affair
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Chairman of the ruling APC in Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, said yesterday that he was not the one seen in a video that went viral in which he purportedly described the March 23 supplementary election as a ‘do-or-die affair.’ Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, Abbas said the video was cloned to tarnish his []The post Kano APC chair denies describing supplementary election ‘do-or-die affair’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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My commitment to greater Nigeria appreciated by Nigerians ‘ Buhari
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari says his victory at the polls is a clear demonstration of appreciation by Nigerians for his commitment to a greater Nigeria. The president stated this when he received a delegation comprising Borgu people from Niger, Kebbi, Kwara and Kishi in Oyo State who were in the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, to []The post My commitment to greater Nigeria appreciated by Nigerians ‘ Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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9 corps members to repeat service for absconding in Kano ‘ NYSC
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano, Alhaji Ladan Baba says nine corps members from the 2018 Batch A are to repeat the one year national service. The Coordinator said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the passing out of 2,682 Batch A corps members on Thursday []The post 9 corps members to repeat service for absconding in Kano ‘ NYSC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Army promises security in Nasarawa state, environs
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Army on Thursday promised adequate security in Nasarawa and neighbouring states. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai gave the promise in Doma, after he inspected the 123 Special Forces Battalion barracks under construction in the town. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that when completed, the barracks will serve as []The post Army promises security in Nasarawa state, environs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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MNJTF troops neutralise 33 Boko Haram insurgents in Lake Chad basin
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) on Insurgency, on Thursday said its troops had killed 33 Boko Haram insurgents and recovered high calibre ammunitions in Lake Chad basin. Ina statement issued in Maiduguri, Col. Timothy Antigha, Chief Military Public Information Officer, MNJTF, said that the troops recorded successes in the past two days under ongoing []The post MNJTF troops neutralise 33 Boko Haram insurgents in Lake Chad basin appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Senator-elect promises inclusive legislation
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Mr Godiya Akwashiki, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator-elect for Nasarawa North, has promised an all inclusive legislation for national development. Akwashiki made the promise on Thursday while speaking with newsmen after receiving his Certificate of Return as senator-elect from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. He is currently the Deputy Speaker, Nasarawa []The post Senator-elect promises inclusive legislation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Still on remedying the power sector
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
In reaction to my article on ‘Remedying the power sector for service delivery’, an interesting and well thought-out piece by Carl Umegboro, published in several national dailies exposed the realization of a comical truth; that ‘Up NEPA’ is among the first few words mastered by infants in Nigeria. A phrase unanimously chorused even by adults, []The post Still on remedying the power sector appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Next Senate President: Lest we repeat 2015 mistake
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
With the National Assembly elections over and the All Progressives Congress (APC) being in clear, though not absolute majority in the two chambers of the National Assembly, the next logical development that Nigerians expect is a smooth process of choosing the leaderships of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. This is imperative to []The post Next Senate President: Lest we repeat 2015 mistake appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Final meltdown for the Saraki hegemony
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
When the results of the senatorial elections began to appear, three weeks ago, and it became obvious that Bukola Saraki had been utterly defeated by his old nemesis, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, many of his social media rats, as well as even editors of mainstream Nigerian media establishments, launched a pre-planned offensive. Their approach was a []The post Final meltdown for the Saraki hegemony appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Aduda, Sokodabo, Jiba receive INEC certificate of return
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The re-elected senator representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, was presented with certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja, yesterday. Also, the two House of Representatives members- elect for AMAC/Bwari and Abuja South federal constituencies, Micah Jiba and Alhaji Hassan Sokodabo, were presented with certificate of []The post Aduda, Sokodabo, Jiba receive INEC certificate of return appeared first on Daily Trust
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FCT polls: I’ll seek legal redress after studying results
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship candidate in the March 9, 2019 election in Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Mohammed Inuwa Ashafa, has said he will seek for legal redress after he studied the election results in the area. INEC had last Saturday declared the incumbent chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya of the APC, []The post ‘FCT polls: I’ll seek legal redress after studying results’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pay attention to your health as you work, policemen urged
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Officers and men of the FCT Police Command have been urged to pay attention to their health as they go about their daily work. The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Medical Services, AIG O. M. Obembe, made the call while flagging off events to commemorate the World Glaucoma Week at the command’s []The post Pay attention to your health as you work, policemen urged appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCTA launches social health insurance programme for retirees
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has launched a Social Health Insurance Programme to cater for the health needs of retirees in the territory. The Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Malam Adamu Bappah, made this known during a stakeholders’ meeting on retirees social health insurance on Thursday in Abuja. Bappah explained that the programme []The post FCTA launches social health insurance programme for retirees appeared first on Daily Trust.
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New law spells jail term for electricity vandals in Ekiti
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
It is now a crime in Ekiti State for anybody to perpetrate theft and wishful vandalism of electricity equipment and installation. A law, ‘Ekiti State Electricity Regulatory Act 2015, Vandals and Theft of Electricity Equipment’, has spelt out two years imprisonment, with an option of N10 million fine for anybody who falls foul of the []The post New law spells jail term for electricity vandals in Ekiti appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Hajj: Lagos intending pilgrims get April 15 payment deadline
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board yesterday urged intending pilgrims for the 2019 hajj to complete their payment of their fare on or before April 15, 2019. The Secretary of the Board, Mr Ishola Rahman, said this would enable the state to make necessary arrangement to facilitate their participation in the Hajj exercise. As []The post Hajj: Lagos intending pilgrims get April 15 payment deadline appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Osun, renders many people homeless
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Many residents of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, have been rendered homeless as rainstorm destroyed houses, shops and churches in the Wednesday evening heavy downpour. The rainstorm shattered residential buildings at Oke-Baale, Gbonmi, Isale-Osun, Kelebe, Ofatedo, Igbona and Oke Onitea, among other areas, while shops and churches were also destroyed. The two-hour heavy downpour []The post Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Osun, renders many people homeless appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Estate agent remanded in prison for alleged N25m fraud
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
A Lagos State magistrate court sitting in Ebute-Meta has ordered the remand of a 39- year-old estate agent, Ibrahim Hamidi Ayinde, for allegedly defrauding 125 persons on the pretence he would provide them with apartments. The magistrate, Mrs O. A. Olagbende, at an earlier hearing on the matter, had ordered Ayinde to evict the tenants []The post Estate agent remanded in prison for alleged N25m fraud appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos building collapse: Tinubu urges adequate medical treatment for victims
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with the families of victims of Wednesday’s building collapse at Ita-Faaji in Lagos Island, describing the incident as tragic. The former Lagos governor said the state government must ensure adequate treatment for rescued victims while he called on Lagosians to also donate blood []The post Lagos building collapse: Tinubu urges adequate medical treatment for victims appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos collapsed building: Hundreds turn up for blood donation
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Hundreds of Lagos state residents on Thursday turned up for blood donation for victims of the collapsed three-storey building at Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island hours after appeal on social media. About 20 residents including pupils of a Nursery/Primary School operating within the building lost their lives while tens of others were rushed to different []The post Lagos collapsed building: Hundreds turn up for blood donation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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KENYA: MPs probe 10km border fence that cost $35m
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Kenyan MPs have asked how a 10km wire fence built along the country’s border with Somalia cost $35 million. The government had originally promised to build a complex wall to run about 700km (435 miles) along the border. But the ‘wall’, which was meant to stop al-Shabab militants from crossing into Kenya, has ended up []The post KENYA: MPs probe 10km border fence that cost $35m appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNITED STATES: Senate revolt against Trump over border
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Rebel members of President Donald Trump’s party have helped pass a vote to reject his declaration of an emergency on the US-Mexico border. Twelve Republican Senators broke party ranks to side with Democrats, approving a proposal to revoke the proclamation by 59-41. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last month backed the measure. Following Thursday’s vote, []The post UNITED STATES: Senate revolt against Trump over border appeared first on Daily Trust.
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GERMANY: Volkswagen boss apologises for Nazi gaffe
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The chief executive of Volkswagen has apologised for evoking a Nazi slogan to describe the importance of boosting the group’s profits. Herbert Diess used the line ‘Ebit macht frei’ at a company event on Tuesday. The phrase echoes the maxim ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ meaning ‘work sets you free’ which was famously emblazoned in []The post GERMANY: Volkswagen boss apologises for Nazi gaffe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NORWAY: Justice minister’s partner arrested over arson
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Norwegian Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara is to leave his post temporarily after his partner was arrested on suspicion of setting fire to his car. Laila Anita Bertheussen, 54, was detained by Norway’s PST security agency in the wake of five incidents at the minister’s home. She is currently suspected only in the 10 March []The post NORWAY: Justice minister’s partner arrested over arson appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Coca-Cola reveals how much plastic it uses
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
For the first time, Coca-Cola has revealed it used three million tonnes of plastic packaging in one year. It’s part of a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation which is pushing for companies and governments to do more to tackle plastic pollution. In total, 150 companies are pledging to reduce their plastic usage as part []The post Coca-Cola reveals how much plastic it uses appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ITALY: Praise for Mussolini sparks outcry
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The European Parliament’s Italian president, Antonio Tajani, has provoked outrage for suggesting fascist dictator Benito Mussolini did some ‘positive’ things before he turned bad. Before following Hitler into war, Mussolini had ‘built roads, bridges, buildings, sports facilities’, he said on Italian Radio 24. Political opponents have expressed shock at his remarks. But Mr Tajani has []The post ITALY: Praise for Mussolini sparks outcry appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Brexit: MPs vote to seek delay to EU departure
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
MPs have voted by 412 to 202 for Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit. It means the UK may not now leave on 29 March as previously planned. Mrs May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, to 30 June, if MPs back her withdrawal deal in []The post Brexit: MPs vote to seek delay to EU departure appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CANADA: Interim govt to include young Algerians
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
New Algerian prime minister, Noueddine Bedoui, has been setting out his objectives in response to protests that forced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to withdraw from seeking a fifth term. In his first news conference, Mr Bedoui said he would form a technocratic government that would include young Algerians who led the demonstrations. He said the government []The post CANADA: Interim govt to include young Algerians appeared first on Daily Trust.
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MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique braces for tropical cyclone
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
A tropical cyclone expected to hit Mozambique on Thursday evening could be the worst to hit Mozambique in two decades, AFP reports. The news agency says domestic flights to several destinations have been cancelled as a safety precaution. Officials have warned people to stay inside and keep clear of electrical cables, household electrical goods and []The post MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique braces for tropical cyclone appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SLOVAKIA: Man charged over journalist’s murder
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Slovak prosecutors have charged a Slovak businessman with ordering the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiance last year a case that triggered mass protests. Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, both aged 27, were shot dead in February 2018. Slovak police confirmed the charge on Facebook, without naming the suspect. The protests last year []The post SLOVAKIA: Man charged over journalist’s murder appeared first on Daily Trust.
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HIV: Aisha Buhari urges regular testing to prevent mother-to-child transmission
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has urged women in Nigeria to conduct regular HIV and AIDS tests to guard against Mother-to-Child transmission of the disease. Mrs Buhari said this on Thursday when she received a delegation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) led by it’s Executive Director, Mr []The post HIV: Aisha Buhari urges regular testing to prevent mother-to-child transmission appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Inadequate understanding of ‘inconclusive’ elections
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
On Wednesday, a group of protesters under the platform of Save Nigeria Democracy Group (SNDG) went to INEC national headquarters to protest against too many inconclusive elections declared by the Commission. The protesters said the results from the just concluded elections ‘did not reflect the true voting direction of Nigerians.” They were seen carrying different []The post Inadequate understanding of ‘inconclusive’ elections appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SMEDAN boss hails Masari on victory
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, has congratulated Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State and urged him to rededicate his energy to the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) subsector. In a congratulatory message to the governor made available to newsmen in Abuja, []The post SMEDAN boss hails Masari on victory appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Civil servants to picket GTB over illegal restrictions
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) has threatened to mobilise her members nationwide to picket Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) offices across Nigeria over illegal restrictions of the union accounts. In a letter addressed to MD of the bank through the regional manager in Abuja, dated March 14, 2019, the union said the action of the []The post Civil servants to picket GTB over illegal restrictions appeared first on Daily Trust.
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REA boss debunks alleged N42bn contract scam
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Acting Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Mohammed Wasaram, yesterday, debunked allegation that the agency’s N42 billion electrification contracts in nine federal universities, were fraudulently awarded. Wasaram told the House of Representatives’ Joint Committee investigating the allegation that the contracts were awarded after approvals by both the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the []The post REA boss debunks alleged N42bn contract scam appeared first o
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TCN deploys 3 reactors to stabilise 330KV Jos substation, 2 others
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has deployed three reactors to be installed at the Ikot Ekpene, Jos and Apir transmission substations to stabilise voltage along the 330kV Ikot Ekpene- Ugwuaji-Makurdi-Jos transmission line axis. In a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs) Ndidi Mbah, TCN said the 330kV line had been exposed to []The post TCN deploys 3 reactors to stabilise 330KV Jos substation, 2 others appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mainstream raises Kainji, Jebba capacity to 922MW, decries N72bn energy debt
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) says it can now generate 922 megawatts (MW) at Kainji, Jebba hydropower plants in Niger State but that 72 billion energy invoices remain unpaid in the Nigerian Electricity Market. The Managing Director of MESL, Engr. Lamu Audu, who received the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr []The post Mainstream raises Kainji, Jebba capacity to 922MW, decries N72bn energy debt appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Glo explains support for 2019 Africa CEO Forum
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Globacom has explained that its support for the 2019 Africa CEO Forum holding in Kigali, Rwanda, in two weeks’ time is informed by the potentiality of the medium to accelerate the continent’s economic prosperity. Globacom stated that with the event providing a huge platform for chief executives of African businesses to interact with other international []The post Glo explains support for 2019 Africa CEO Forum appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Elections success boosts Nigeria’s economic outlook
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The generally peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria in which President Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected has restored confidence in the Nigerian economy, with Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) growing and boosting the prospects of the largest economy in Africa, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said. The BMO said figures collated by its []The post ‘Elections success boosts Nigeria’s economic outlook’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NSE, Meristem introduce indices for product development
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and Meristem Securities Limited, a leading capital market conglomerate, have launched two new style indices, the NSE-Meristem Growth Index and NSE-Meristem Value Index. The style indices were designed in response to demand for customised indices to support product development and investment management. Broadly, the style indices will provide a benchmark []The post NSE, Meristem introduce indices for product development appeared first on Daily Trust.
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