Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Thursday 21 March 2019

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New Zealand’s evil mosque attacks
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The dastardly attack on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday last week caused shock and revulsion around the world and was one of the worst episodes of hate crime, terrorism and mass murder witnessed in recent times. Fifty people died and another 50 were injured when Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old []The post New Zealand’s evil mosque attacks appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Assembly: PDP wants INEC to declare party’s candidate for Agaie winner
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Agaie local government area of Niger state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the party’s candidate for the State House of Assembly election seat winner, Alhaji Yahaya Abdullahi, as the winner of the just concluded poll. Malam Yahaya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), []The post Assembly: PDP wants INEC to declare party’s candidate for Agaie winner appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Prioritize constituents’ interests, Kogi gov urges NASS members-elect
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has charged the newly elected Kogi State members of the National Assembly to put the interest of their constituencies foremost when they assume duties as legislators. The Governor said this in Abuja while receiving the elected members of 9th Assembly from the State who paid him a courtesy visit []The post Prioritize constituents’ interests, Kogi gov urges NASS members-elect appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CSOs drum more action for IDPs in N/East
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) operating in the North East have called for more action by government and stakeholders to address the plight of Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) and their host communities in the sub-region. The CSOs made the appeal on Wednesday in Yola after a two-day conference on IDPs facilitated by the Norwegian Refugee Council []The post CSOs drum more action for IDPs in N/East appeared first on Daily Trust.
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General elections: BSO commends members for delivering Niger for APC
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), Niger State Chapter has commended members for delivering Niger for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the just concluded general elections. BSO is a volunteer group which support the presidential aspirations of APC’s standard bearer in the last polls, President Muhammadu Buhari. BSO hosted the officials of the State Chapter []The post General elections: BSO commends members for delivering Niger for APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Shutdown: Sex workers go into hiding in Umuahia
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Commercial sex workers in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, have gone into hiding to evade police arrest, following state government’s order shutting down brothels in the city. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the enforcement of the government’s directive, reports that the sex workers now lived in palpable fear. NAN reports that Gov. []The post Shutdown: Sex workers go into hiding in Umuahia appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Supplementary election: Chairmen of 52 political parties reaffirm support for Lalong
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Chairmen of the 52 political parties, who earlier endorsed the candidature of Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, before the governorship election have again reaffirmed their support for him in this Saturday’s supplementary rescheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This is contained in a statement signed on behalf of the 52 chairmen to this []The post Supplementary election: Chairmen of 52 political parties reaffirm support for Lalong appeared first on Daily Tru
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NGO urges INEC to review IDPs voting framework
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
A non-governmental organisation in Benue State known as Community Links and Human Empowerment Initiative (CLHEI) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to review the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) voting framework so as to address gaps that contradict the Electoral Act. The call is against the background that at least 20, 000 []The post NGO urges INEC to review IDPs voting framework appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP urges INEC to organise transparent supplementary elections
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that Saturday supplementary elections scheduled to hold in five states are concluded in a transparent manner. PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, made the call at the party’s 85th Emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. Secondus []The post PDP urges INEC to organise transparent supplementary elections appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku, governors absent at NEC meeting as PDP strategizes ahead of rerun polls
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and all the governors elected on the platform of the party, were on Wednesday absent at the 85th emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party held in Abuja. This is coming barely a month after the party lost the presidential election based []The post Atiku, governors absent at NEC meeting as PDP strategizes ahead of rerun polls appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Jigawa keeps tabs on schools by effective inspection
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Authorities in Jigawa State have taken a range of actions to strengthen education quality through effective school inspection. The essence is to determine the level of schools’ compliance with regulations and duties and obtain information on the quality of teaching and learning environment. Sources said the decisions were taken because the provision of infrastructure, instructional []The post Jigawa keeps tabs on schools by effective inspection appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCT healthcare board laments rise in child mortality
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The acting executive secretary of the FCT Primary Healthcare Board (FCT-PHCB), Dr Ndaeyo Iwot, has lamented the rise in child mortality in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He reiterated the commitment of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in ensuring the success of the Save One Million Lives (SOML) programme through it’s over 200 Primary []The post FCT healthcare board laments rise in child mortality appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Commission approves courses for Crescent University
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Crescent University, Abeokuta, yesterday, issued a statement saying it has obtained approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run microbiology, computer science, biochemistry, mass communication, architecture, Islamic Studies, accounting and economics as approved academic programmes. The statement signed by the Public Relations Officer Idris Katib said a report made available to the Vice Chancellor, []The post Commission approves courses for Crescent University appeared first o
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Group calls for street vendors’ recognition
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Socioeconomic and Environment Advocacy Centre (SEAC) has called for the recognition of vendors as lawful residents of cities, who are legally entitled to organizing livelihoods and making contributions to the cities’ gross domestic products. The centre arrived at the position at a roundtable they organised recently, where the participants after listening to a resource []The post Group calls for street vendors’ recognition appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ukana poly will offer effective teaching
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Rector, Federal Polytechnic Ukana, Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Uduak Ukekpe, has said the institution will strive to offer effective education to its students. Speaking in Ukana during the 4th orientation seminar organised for new students, Ukekpe said the institution would focus more on the provision of effective technological and entrepreneurial studies. He advised the []The post ‘Ukana poly will offer effective teaching’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Youths and state of the nation
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Since the signing of the ‘Not Too Young to Run’ Bill in Nigeria in 2018, the simmering issue of the involvement of the youths in the political space of the Nigerian state has burst into the public political consciousness. The Nigerian predicament has a youth dimension which, since independence, has not been adequately attended to []The post Youths and state of the nation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Schools, parents should instill into children cultural values
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Parents and schools have been enjoined to make every effort in instilling into children acceptable cultural values. The call was made by Marcel Ugwu Ezea, a lecturer at the FCT College of Education, Zuba, at the cultural day celebration organised by Cherryfield College, Jikwoyi, Abuja, Saturday. He said school children should learn cultural values from []The post ‘Schools, parents should instill into children cultural values’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AMAC chairman inaugurates policy advisory committee
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has inaugurated a policy advisory committee to look into the administration’s policies and also provide a blueprint for the government. Candido said the 11-man committee was mandated to review the activities of the administration in the past three years and also identify areas where []The post AMAC chairman inaugurates policy advisory committee appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Target points for Buhari’s second term
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
To whom much is given, much is expected’ is a universal maxim. The Bible in the third of the four canonical gospels; Luke 12:48 affirmed it. By Section 130 (1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, which established the office of President, the first mandate given to []The post Target points for Buhari’s second term appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INEC meets stakeholders ahead of re-run polls in Kwali, Abaji
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has met with stakeholders ahead of supplementary chairmanship election in Kwali Area Council and councilorship election in Alu/Mamagi ward in Abaji area council. An INEC official, Dahiru Mohammed, met with the stakeholders separately in Kwali and Abaji, with various security agents clerics, politicians []The post INEC meets stakeholders ahead of re-run polls in Kwali, Abaji appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How education institutions respond to sexual harassment
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Many cases of sexual harassment and violence have been reported in secondary schools and higher institutions with many of the incidents perpetrated or initiated by male students and lecturers in the educational institutions. A university professor was recently jailed for sexual abuse of a female student while the Federal Ministry of Education has established a []The post How education institutions respond to sexual harassment appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC, 2023 postulations and national unity
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The APC has just won the presidential elections and the transition is yet to take place, but is scheduled for June 12, 2019. It is interesting to note however that Nigerians have already started talking about 2023 and what would happen after the four years of Buhari’s second term. Discussions on the 2023 presidency and []The post APC, 2023 postulations and national unity appeared first on Daily Trust.
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MOZAMBIQUE: Cyclone Idai survivors desperate for help
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Mozambique’s port city of Beira is reeling from the damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai. So far 200 people have been confirmed dead in the southern African country, but the death toll could be much higher. Those who survived the disaster have had little reprieve to mourn the loss of their loved ones or salvage the []The post MOZAMBIQUE: Cyclone Idai survivors desperate for help appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Monarch seeks assistance for community over rainstorm
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The traditional ruler of Are-Ekiti community in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government, Ekiti State, Oba Boluade Adebiyi, is seeking the assistance of both the state and federal governments for residents of the community over the devastating effects of rainstorm in the area. Oba Adebiyi lamented that over 46 houses, including his own palace, were affected by the []The post Monarch seeks assistance for community over rainstorm appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Actresses Felicity, Lori among those charged in $25m admissions cheating scam
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and a slew of chief executives are among 50 wealthy people charged in the largest college cheating scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice, federal officials said Tuesday. Those indicted in the investigation, dubbed ‘Varsity Blues,’ allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get []The post Actresses Felicity, Lori among those charged in $25m admissions cheating scam appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NEW ZEALAND Mosque attack: Father and son in first victims’ funerals
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
A father and son from Syria have been buried in New Zealand, the first funerals for the 50 victims of last week’s mosque shootings. Khaled Mustafa, 44, and Hamza, 16, came as refugees to New Zealand last year. Six burials took place on Wednesday. Police hope they will soon be able to release the bodies []The post NEW ZEALAND Mosque attack: Father and son in first victims funerals appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Man bags one year jail term for internet fraud
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, yesterday sentenced Andrew Aigbedion, an internet fraudster, to a year jail term. Aigbedion was arraigned by the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a count charge of possession of a fraudulent document. According to the court papers, the accused, alias []The post Man bags one year jail term for internet fraud appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BRAZIL: Gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Gunmen have attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police say. The convoy came under attack as it drove past a community controlled by drug traffickers in Angra dos Reis, a tourist city 145km (90 miles) from Rio. Police escorting the []The post BRAZIL: Gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Board moves to address falling education standard in schools
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) says it has developed a strategic plan to enhance quality assurance in schools in its ongoing effort to address falling standard of education. The Registrar of the Board, Professor Muhammed Shafiu Abdullahi disclosed this at the flag-off of NBAIS Schools Quality Assurance sensitization programme yesterday in []The post Board moves to address falling education standard in schools appeared first on Daily Trust.
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WOHD 2019: Poor oral health can negatively affect confidence ‘ Expert
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The President, Nigerian Dental Association (NDA), Dr Evelyn Eshikena has said that poor oral health can negatively affect confidence, especially among children. This formed part of the messages conveyed to the audience at the 2019 World Oral Health Day celebration organized by Pepsodent in partnership with NDA. Dr Evelyn Eshikena stated, ‘The theme for this []The post WOHD 2019: Poor oral health can negatively affect confidence ‘ Expert appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BOSNIA: Former Serb leader faces final war crimes verdict
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
A UN court is to hand down its final ruling in the case of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who was convicted of genocide. Karadzic, 73, was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 2016 by a UN tribunal in The Hague, but appealed his sentence. At the launch of his appeal he said []The post BOSNIA: Former Serb leader faces final war crimes verdict appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria signs Safe School Declaration
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, ratified the Safe School Declaration. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Safe Schools Declaration is an inter-governmental political commitment that was opened for endorsement by countries []The post Nigeria signs Safe School Declaration appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Businessman to face trial for allegedly stealing $123,000
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
An Igbosere magistrate court in Lagos yesterday fixed March 27, 2019 for the trial of a 36-year-old businessman, Sikiru Olawale Olayinka, who allegedly stole $123,000 (equivalent of about N45 million), property of Zenith Bank plc. According to the police prosecutor, Inspector Nwosu John, Olayinka and his company, Excampo Nig. Ltd and others now on the []The post Businessman to face trial for allegedly stealing $123,000 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Go for TB test, Aisha Buhari tells people battling with cough
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has called on Nigerians to go for Tuberculosis (TB) test, saying it’s one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Aisha, who is a TB Ambassador, said the clearest danger signal was two weeks of uninterrupted cough, and confirmed that the disease was treatable and curable. The president []The post Go for TB test, Aisha Buhari tells people battling with cough appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SOMALIA: Amnesty says US air strikes ‘killed civilians
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Amnesty International says US air strikes have been killing civilians in Somalia, in a possible violation of international humanitarian law. The rights group said it had recorded 14 civilian deaths in five recent air strikes on territory held by jihadist al-Shabab militants. The US has stepped up its air war in Somalia, carrying out 110 []The post SOMALIA: Amnesty says US air strikes killed civilians appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Obasanjo slams NOUN VC, says I offer free service
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday said he offers free service at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) contrary to a report that he earned N40,000 as a NOUN lecturer. This followed a report (not in Daily Trust) which quoted the NOUN Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdalla Adam, to have said the former President []The post Obasanjo slams NOUN VC, says I offer free service appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Immigration arrests woman in Ekiti over human trafficking
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have arrested a woman in Ekiti State for alleged human trafficking. The NIS officials made the arrest on Tuesday when a 35-year-old woman, Mrs Mary Omowaye, visited the command’s Passport Office in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, to procure international passports for three girls to travel to []The post Immigration arrests woman in Ekiti over human trafficking appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mob sets suspected criminal ablaze in Oro town
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
An irate mob on Wednesday set a criminal suspect ablaze in Oro town, Irepodun local government area of Kwara state, over his alleged perennial criminal activities. It was gathered that the irate mob had besieged the Oro police station early Wednesday morning, where the suspect, simply identified as Femi, was being detained, demanding his release []The post Mob sets suspected criminal ablaze in Oro town appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Re-thinking our democracy
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Presidential and National Assembly elections of February 23 2019 and those for the Governorship and State Assemblies of March 9 2019 seem to have underlined two points: first is the eagerness of many Nigerians to be part of the processes of leadership selection, with many queuing up for hours under inclement weather or []The post Re-thinking our democracy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How FG generated N3.62trn from VAT in 4 years
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Data shows tax net expanding The Federal Government has generated a total of N3.62 trillion from Value Added Tax (VAT) in the last four years. Data sourced from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that the value of VAT collected by the Federal Government has been on the rise from 2015 after President []The post How FG generated N3.62trn from VAT in 4 years appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NPL: AMCON wants Failed Bank Act reintroduced
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Worried by the resurgent huge toxic loans in the banking sector, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru has called on the Nigerian authorities to revisit the Failed Bank Act so that operatives in the banking sector would be made to account for their actions, just as he []The post NPL: AMCON wants Failed Bank Act reintroduced appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG to auction N100bn bonds March 27
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Federal Government will auction by subscription N100 billion worth of bonds on March 27, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said. The DMO said in a circular on its website in Abuja, that the five-year re-opening bonds of N40 billion to mature in April 2023 was offered at 12.75 per cent. It said the []The post FG to auction N100bn bonds March 27 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lobi return to winning ways as Pillars down Kada City
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Lobi Stars FC put aside their continental misadventure to defeat Rivers United 2-1 in a rescheduled Match Day 8 at the Aper Aku stadium in Makurdi. Sikiru Alimi continued from where he stopped in the CAF Champions League by opening scoring in added time of the first half. At the restart of the second half, []The post Lobi return to winning ways as Pillars down Kada City appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Broadband penetration rises to 33% by February ‘ NCC
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that broadband penetration made remarkable improvement as it increased to about 33 per cent as at February. Danbatta made this disclosure on Wednesday when Airtel Management visited the commission headquarters in Abuja. ‘We have seen remarkable improvement in broadband penetration, the figure is []The post Broadband penetration rises to 33% by February ‘ NCC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Broadband penetration now 33% ‘ NCC
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has said the country’s broadband penetration increased to 33% as at February, 2019. Speaking while receiving a high-powered delegation from Bharti Airtel Group, led by Mandara Raghunath, Chief Executive Officer Airtel Africa, who paid him a courtesy visit, yesterday, in his []The post Broadband penetration now 33% ‘ NCC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rohr warns South Africa not to play for draw against Libya
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has advised the South African national team not to play for a draw in their crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya on Sunday. Heading into the last round of matches in Group E of the qualifiers, Bafana Bafana sit second on the table with nine points and a draw []The post Rohr warns South Africa not to play for draw against Libya appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Merger: NSE places Diamond Bank shares on full suspension
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Trading in the shares of Diamond Bank Plc has been placed on full suspension following the court sanction of the Scheme of Merger with Access Bank Plc. The Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) in a notification to its dealing members posted on its website on Wednesday said the full suspension takes effect from March 20. ‘Dealing []The post Merger: NSE places Diamond Bank shares on full suspension appeared first on Daily Trust.
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11 Nigerian athletes get IOC scholarship ahead 2020 Olympics
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Succour has come the way of 11 Nigerian athletes ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after they were listed in the latest International Olympic Committee scholarship scheme. This is less than the number of Nigerian beneficiaries in the previous scheme as 12 athletes including Nigeria’s track queen Blessing Okagbare, Ese Brume, Ejowkoghene Divine []The post 11 Nigerian athletes get IOC scholarship ahead 2020 Olympics appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FIRS denies calling for 50% increase in VAT
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has denied calling for a 50percent increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) during interactive meeting between Fowler and committee members of the Senate Finance Committee at the 2019-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper ((PSP), statement from the service said yesterday. The statement said the Chairman []The post FIRS denies calling for 50% increase in VAT appeared first on Daily Trust.
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