Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 20th March 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

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Avoid a new debt trap
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Nigeria’s rising debt profile has become a matter of widespread concern across informed circles in the country. Last week, the country’s current estimated $60 billion debt burden featured in the Senate plenary during a debate on the N8.83 trillion 2019 Appropriation Bill. From a debt burden of $20 billion in 2015 the country’s debt has []The post Avoid a new debt trap appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Election: Maku urges supporters to remain calm, peaceful
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Mr Labaran Maku, the defeated governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State, has advised his supporters not to take laws into their hands. He urged them to continue to remain calm and peaceful in the interest of development. Maku, a former minister of information, made the call on Monday while addressing []The post Election: Maku urges supporters to remain calm, peaceful appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bauchi governorship: PDP rejects court order stopping final collation of election results
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected what it termed the arm-twisting of the judiciary by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to halt the conclusion of collation of already declared results in the Bauchi state governorship election. The party, in a statement on Tuesday night by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the []The post Bauchi governorship: PDP rejects court order stopping final collation of election results appeared first on Daily Trust.
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My position stands, but I’ll not abandon Atiku ‘ Gbenga Daniel
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
A former Ogun state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Tuesday insisted that his departure from partisan politics stands, having committed 20 years of his life to what he labelled a thankless process. He also ruled out insinuations in some quarters that he had abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, saying Atiku []The post My position stands, but Ill not abandon Atiku ‘ Gbenga Daniel appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group lauds Buhari’s economic policies
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says a decline in inflation rate to 11.31 per cent in February indicates that the economic policies of President Muhammadu Buhari are succeeding. The group made this known in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Mr Niyi Akinsiju, and Secretary, Mr Cassidy Madueke on Tuesday in Abuja. The statement []The post Group lauds Buhari’s economic policies appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG to negotiate with senior civil servants on new minimum wage, says Udoma
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udoma, said the Federal Government would go into negotiations with senior civil servants soon after the bill on the new National Minimum Wage is assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. Udoma said this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Finance on Tuesday in Abuja []The post FG to negotiate with senior civil servants on new minimum wage, says Udoma appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Senate commits 2019 budget to committees for defence
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Senate has committed the 2019 Budget of N8.83 trn to the various standing committees for defence by the Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs). This followed the conclusion of debate on the general principles of the budget at plenary on Tuesday. The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, while announcing this, gave the Committee []The post Senate commits 2019 budget to committees for defence appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Coalition urges FG to probe Kajuru killings
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
A group, Coalition Against Kajuru Killings on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to set up an Independent Commission of Enquiry to probe the killings in communities in the area. The group made the call during a peaceful rally in Abuja to protest the killing and destruction of properties in communities in Kajuru Local Government Area []The post Coalition urges FG to probe Kajuru killings appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NAF trains personnel to tackle internal security challenges’CAS
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has trained more than 3,600 personnel in force protection. He said that the training was aimed at tackling the evolving security challenges in the country. Abubakar, who made this known during the opening ceremony of the Base Defence Seminar 2019 []The post NAF trains personnel to tackle internal security challenges’CAS appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I have done my best for the transport sector, Amaechi declares
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, said he has done his best for the transport sector which has recorded a lot of success since he became minister in 2015. Amaechi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, in Abuja. He listed the achievements of the ministry to include; []The post I have done my best for the transport sector, Amaechi declares appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Masari meets with Osinbajo, consults security chiefs on kidnapping, banditry
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Gov. Aminu Masari of Kastina State said he would meet and strategising with security chiefs over the reoccurring incidents of kidnapping and banditry in the state. Masari disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a private meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said he []The post Masari meets with Osinbajo, consults security chiefs on kidnapping, banditry appeared first on Daily Trust.
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7 die as truck plunged into river in Kogi
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Seven people on Tuesday lost their lives as a truck in which they were travelling plunged into a river at Kotonkarfe Community on Lokoja-Abuja Highway. Mr Emmanuel Abe, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi, confirmed the incident in Lokoja. Abe, while confirming the report, said that the truck plunged into Enyogi River, []The post 7 die as truck plunged into river in Kogi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kano re-run and the game of 2023
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
As a stake holder in the 2019 Kano State Gubernatorial and the State House of Assembly General Elections organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the results did not come to me as a surprise in one way considering the historical antecedents of beating an incumbent governor in the previous similar elections. But the []The post Kano re-run and the game of 2023 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lessons from Ethiopia and New Zealand
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Two countries, Ethiopia and New Zealand are struggling to come out of trauma brought about by unexpected globally devastating disasters. For Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 should have been a smooth and normal flight. It was a brand new aircraft, and the pilot widely acclaimed for diligence, experience and capability. Yet six minutes into the []The post Lessons from Ethiopia and New Zealand appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Our poisonous elections
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
In the next few weeks our lives as citizens will very likely become more complicated. Social and political relations will become more stressed. Violence involving partisan supporters and communities will become more pronounced. Those declared winners in recent elections by INEC will fight desperately to retain their victory. Those who were supposed to have lost []The post Our poisonous elections appeared first on Daily Trust.
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WAEC to review workers’ salaries soon ‘ official
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC), would soon review the salaries of its workers as part of measures to motivate them towards optimal productivity, Mr Olutise Adenipekun, Head of its office in Nigeria, has said. Adenikpekun, who spoke on Tuesday in Lokoja, at a ceremony to mark the outfit’s 67th anniversary, said that management had []The post WAEC to review workers’ salaries soon ‘ official appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Cultists invade school in Edo, injure students
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Many students on Tuesday sustained injuries when suspected cultists invaded the Oba Akenzua Secondary school and Ihogbe College with knives and cutlasses. It was gathered that the development disrupted academic activities of the schools located adjacent each other on the ICE road, off Wire Road as teachers and students scampered for safety. It further was []The post Cultists invade school in Edo, injure students appeared first on Daily Trust.
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78 CBT centres ready for JAMB in Lagos
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The coordinator of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Lagos state, Babatunde Bamisaye on Tuesday disclosed that the 78 accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in the state are fully prepared and ready for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The board had fixed April 11, 2019 for the UTME while it scheduled April []The post 78 CBT centres ready for JAMB in Lagos appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CODE, FlexiSAF partner to curb out of school children in the North
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Connected Development (CODE) and FlexiSAF Foundation on Monday in Abuja sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combine their resources to tackle the growing number of out-of-school children in the country starting from the North. The organisations said apart from identifying out of school children and providing quality basic education, their move is in []The post CODE, FlexiSAF partner to curb out of school children in the North appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court dissolves 9-year-old marriage as wife starves husband of sex
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
An Okitipupa Magistrate Court in Okitipupa local government area of Ondo state has dissolved a nine-year-old marriage over accusation that the wife starved her husband of sex and ill-treatment. The 43 years old petitioner, Mr Olutola Akinlose had dragged his wife, Mrs Oyinade Akinlose, before the court urging for the dissolution of the marriage. After []The post Court dissolves 9-year-old marriage as wife starves husband of sex appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police nab car thieves at PDP HQ in Abuja
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Tuesday arrested two suspected car thieves at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja. The suspected criminals who identified themselves as James Ayuba from Nasarawa state and Abdul Bello from Kwara state were arrested along Michael Okpara Street, Wuse Zone 6, adjacent the Wadata Plaza. While Ayuba claimed he []The post Police nab car thieves at PDP HQ in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NEW ZEALAND: PM vows never to say mosque attacker’s name
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to say the name of the Christchurch mosque gunman. ‘He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety that is why you will never hear me mention his name,’ Ms Ardern said in an emotional address at New Zealand’s parliament. Last []The post NEW ZEALAND: PM vows never to say mosque attacker’s name appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mozambique, Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai triggers massive disaster
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Cyclone Idai has triggered a ‘massive disaster’ in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN says. The region has been hit by flooding and devastation affecting Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has called it ‘a humanitarian disaster of great proportion’. He said more than 1,000 people []The post Mozambique, Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai triggers massive disaster appeared first on Daily Trust.
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KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakh leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has led the country since independence from the Soviet Union, has announced his resignation. In a televised address, he said the decision had ‘not been simple’ but gave no reason for the move. Mr Nazarbayev, 78, has been largely unchallenged since he became leader of the oil-rich nation in 1989. []The post KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakh leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CHINA: Woman nearly dies after fruit injection
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
A woman in China almost died after injecting herself with liquidised fruit in a bid to be healthy. The 51-year-old suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and was put into intensive care for five days. There were over 20 kinds of fruit in the intravenous injection, an employee at the Affiliated Hospital of Xiangnan []The post CHINA: Woman nearly dies after fruit injection appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INDIA: Man held at airport with human embryo
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Indian authorities are investigating a possible smuggling ring after discovering a live human embryo in a suitcase at Mumbai’s airport. A Malaysian national was allegedly found with the embryo concealed in his luggage on 16 March. The man, who reportedly admitted this was not the first time he had smuggled embryos into India, then led []The post INDIA: Man held at airport with human embryo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNITED STATES: S/Court backs Trump in immigration detention
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Supreme Court has given the Trump administration a victory by ruling criminal noncitizens can be detained at any time. The 5-4 ruling states federal officials may detain convicted immigrants indefinitely after they finish serving prison time, even years after. Advocates had argued the law only allowed for detention immediately after immigrants were released from []The post UNITED STATES: S/Court backs Trump in immigration detention appeared first on Daily Trust.
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VATICAN: Pope rejects Cardinal’s resignation over abuse cover-up
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Pope Francis has turned down a French cardinal’s offer to resign over a Church sex abuse cover-up. Earlier this month, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin was found guilty of failing to report historical allegations of assaults by a priest in his diocese. He is appealing against the verdict, but offered to quit as France’s most senior Roman []The post VATICAN: Pope rejects Cardinal’s resignation over abuse cover-up appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Brexit: Merkel vows to fight for orderly process
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an ‘orderly Brexit’ until ‘the very last hour’. Mrs Merkel said that current events were in a ‘state of flux’, adding that European Union leaders will try to react to whatever the UK proposes. The UK is due to leave the EU in 10 days []The post Brexit: Merkel vows to fight for orderly process appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Trump renews attack alleging social media’s political bias
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused social media platforms Facebook, YouTube and Twitter of favoring his Democratic opponents over him and his fellow Republicans. ‘But fear not, we will win anyway, just like we did before! #MAGA. ‘MAGA refers to Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, Make America Great Again,’ he said in a tweet. Facebook []The post Trump renews attack alleging social media’s political bias appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pope rejects resignation of cardinal convicted of abuse cover-up
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of a French cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was convicted for not reporting child sex abuse allegations, the Vatican and the diocese of Lyon said on Tuesday. Barbarin who is from Lyon, plans to appeal against the conviction handed down earlier this month, will nevertheless step aside for an unspecified []The post Pope rejects resignation of cardinal convicted of abuse cover-up appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Only 25% of Nigerians know much about TB ‘ Official
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) says only 25 per cent of Nigerians have knowledge about tuberculosis, decrying the low level of awareness about the disease in the country. Mrs Itohowo Uko, NTBLCP Head of Communication and Social Mobilisation, said this during an advocacy visit to the Managing Director of NAN, Mr Bayo []The post Only 25% of Nigerians know much about TB ‘ Official appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Not democracy at gunpoint
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Somehow I agree with Professor Mahmood Yakubu’s apt characterisation of Nigerian democracy. Largely, he says, it is a democracy without democrats. As chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, he should know what he is talking about, though not many people would agree with him especially in view of the current elections some of []The post Not democracy at gunpoint appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Minister: Nigeria will reap big economic benefits from forensic law
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said Nigeria will reap enormous economic benefits if the proposed bill on the establishment of Chartered Computer Forensics Institute of Nigeria sails through. Dr. Onu said this when he received a foremost computer Forensic guru and the CEO of First Techno-Law Forensics Co. Ltd, Dr. []The post Minister: Nigeria will reap big economic benefits from forensic law appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Cotton farmers target 300,000 tonnes production under CBN policy
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) says it is targeting the production of between 240,000 and 300,000 tonnes of cotton in 2019. Mr Anibe Achimugu, the president of NACOTAN, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday. Achimugu said the set target would be achieved []The post Cotton farmers target 300,000 tonnes production under CBN policy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Med-View CEO urges implementation of VAT waiver for airlines
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Managing Director/CEO of Med-View Airline Plc, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has called on the Federal Government and its relevant agencies to fast-track the implementation of the exemption granted domestic airlines from payment of Value Added Tax (VAT). Daily Trust reports that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had issued an executive order nine months ago to []The post Med-View CEO urges implementation of VAT waiver for airlines appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Cargo airport to unlock potentials of Nasarawa ‘ Al-Makura
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Nasarawa cargo airport under construction will unlock the potentials in the state, Governor Umaru Al-Makura has said. The governor, who stated this when he visited the construction site in Kwandare town in Lafia Local Government Area, said ‘the cargo airport when completed and commissioned, will attract investment to Nasarawa State.’ The post Cargo airport to unlock potentials of Nasarawa Al-Makura appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sack of 47 pilots saddest day of my life ‘ Ore, Airways veteran
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
A former Director of Flight Operations of the defunct Nigeria Airways, Capt. Dele Ore, has reflected on his sojourn in the airline, recalling how 47 pilots were sacked in one day. He also recalled that he was fired three times and reinstated until he became the Chief Pilot and eventually the Director of Flight Operations []The post Sack of 47 pilots saddest day of my life Ore, Airways veteran appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Auto stakeholders discuss industry challenge at NAJA training
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Critical stakeholders in the auto industry in Nigeria are to rub minds on challenges facing the sector towards galvanizing it to contribute significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The forum is the annual Nigerian Auto Journalists (NAJA) capacity building and training workshop designed to boost human capacity for journalists reporting the automotive sector []The post Auto stakeholders discuss industry challenge at NAJA training appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Afreximbank identifies factoring as solution for small biz financing
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has made a case for factoring as a viable and sustainable solution to address the challenge of access to financing which is hindering the growth of Africa’s small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs). Factoring is a financial transaction and a type of debtor finance in which a business sells its accounts []The post Afreximbank identifies factoring as solution for small biz financing appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNESCO TAP to train 1.2m youth on entrepreneurship in 10yrs
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) TAP project has a target to train about 1.2 million youth on various entrepreneurial skills in Nigeria in the next 10 years. It hopes to train 120,000 youths on the project per annum. Speaking, yesterday, in Abuja when the UNESCO Read and Earn Federation and Association []The post UNESCO TAP to train 1.2m youth on entrepreneurship in 10yrs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tips on growing a successful business
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Many people start a business thinking they will start making money immediately they open their doors only to find that making money in a business is much more difficult than they thought. You can avoid this in your business ventures by taking your time and planning all the necessary steps you need to take to []The post Tips on growing a successful business appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Venture Platform: Itanna earmarks $300,000 for technology start-ups
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Lagos, March 18, 2019 (NAN) Itanna, the Venture Capital Platform of Honeywell Group, has earmarked 300,000 dollars to boost growth of technology start-ups in 2019. The Director of Itanna, Tomi Otudeko, made this known on Monday in Lagos. Itanna is a platform to support technical start-ups through investment and mentorship programmes, nurturing their ideas, visions, []The post Venture Platform: Itanna earmarks $300,000 for technology start-ups appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Augmented Reality is future of gaming ‘ Ericsson
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Gaming now makes up 26 percent of all media consumption hours 43% survey respondents are very interested in multiplayer AR sports 1 in 4 consumers say they will use AR when exercising in the next 5 years A report by Ericsson’s ConsumerLab has said Augmented Reality (AR) is now the future of gaming. The ConsumerLab []The post Augmented Reality is future of gaming ‘ Ericsson appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Seychelles storm Nigeria as Dream Team set for Libya showdown
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The delegation of Senior National Team of Seychelles, known as Pirates, has landed in Nigeria for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Super Eagles. Group leaders Nigeria have already secured their place in the finals and will be in the pot for the draw on Friday, 12th April at CAF’s headquarters []The post Seychelles storm Nigeria as Dream Team set for Libya showdown appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Only the best will make D’Tigers’ World Cup team ‘ Nwora
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
D’Tigers’ coach, Alex Nwora has said that only the best hands will be selected for the 2019 FIBA World Cup for men. Following the weekend’s draw that pitted Nigeria against Russia, Argentina and South Korea in Group B, Nwora said the World Cup is only deserving of the best materials that the country can boast []The post Only the best will make D’Tigers’ World Cup team Nwora appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okagbare, Amusan, Brume won’t sweat to meet 2020 Olympics standard
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
An athletics statistician, Olalekan Soetan, yesterday predicted that the likes of Oluwatobiloba Amusan, Ese Brume, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and Chukwebuka Enekwechi were top contenders to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Soetan, who was reacting to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) qualifying standard, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that these []The post ‘Okagbare, Amusan, Brume won’t sweat to meet 2020 Olympics standard’ appea
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Pillars plot Kada City fall in rescheduled fixture
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Kano Pillars have said they are in Kaduna to get the maximum points off Kada City in their rescheduled week nine fixture holding today at the Ahmadu Bello stadium Kaduna. While Kano Pillars fell 0-1 at FC IfeanyiUbah in their week 11 fixture last Sunday, Kada City defeated hard fighting Nasarawa United 2-1 in Kaduna. []The post Pillars plot Kada City fall in rescheduled fixture appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pochettino: Barca are Champions League favourites
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said Barcelona will have the edge in their much-anticipated Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United and has backed the Spanish club to lift the title for a sixth time. United have rediscovered their verve under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who took over from Jose Mourinho in December, and []The post Pochettino: Barca are Champions League favourites appeared first on Daily Trust.
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