Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Friday 29 March 2019

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Hot weather prediction for 2019
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has predicted that 2019 will be another hot year in Nigeria, similar to the climatic condition of 2018 which was hotter than the preceding year. The explanation for this inclement weather is not far-fetched: climate change is to blame. Director-General of NiMET Professor Sani Mashi said at a press conference []The post Hot weather prediction for 2019 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Teluwo, Ezeh show great promise at Chevron Invitational Masters
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Two 14 year-olds Serena Teluwo from Lagos and Chidinma Ezeh from Anambra who are stepping up to play in the 16 age group showed outstanding skill and promise yesterday in their second round-robin match against the second and third seeds respectively at the Chevron Junior Tennis Invitational Masters taking place at the Lagos []The post Teluwo, Ezeh show great promise at Chevron Invitational Masters appeared first on Daily Trust.
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9th NASS: Why N/Central should produce Speaker
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
With the heightened race for the leadership of the two chambers of the National Assembly, it is pertinent for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to take the right decisions to avoid a repeat of the well-known 2015 mistake. Because, being politically correct in this regard will not just help in ensuring the party’s stability, []The post 9th NASS: Why N/Central should produce Speaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AMCON: Nigeria should look beyond the here and now
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
It is ten years ago that Nigeria was engulfed in a financial crisis of unprecedented proportion. Proof that Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) is the pillar of Nigeria’s financial stability mechanism is provided by the fact that during the period Nigeria is able to cope with one bank in crisis here and another blue []The post AMCON: Nigeria should look beyond the here and now appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Memo to retiring politician
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Now that the 2019 election season in Nigeria is over, and as has always been the case at the end of every election season, the winners are already celebrating while looking forward to starting their new tenure. They are also already being lobbied by lobbyists and aspiring political appointees lobbying for appointments as ministers, ambassadors, []The post Memo to retiring politician appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2 pastors arrested for alleged murder of brother-in-law
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Two self-acclaimed pastors, Chukwuka Stephen and Ejim Stephen, have been arrested in Ogun State for allegedly killing their elder sister’s husband, Peter Chukwuyem. The Ogun State police command alleged that the suspects, who are siblings and indigenes of Delta State, had trailed their brother-in-law to his farm on February 5, 2019 and macheted him to []The post 2 pastors arrested for alleged murder of brother-in-law appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos Speaker hails Tinubu on birthday, says he’s greatest politician of this generation
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has hailed the leadership qualities of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, describing him as the greatest politician of the present generation. Obasa, rejoicing with Asiwaju Tinubu yesterday on his 67th birthday celebration, said the former []The post Lagos Speaker hails Tinubu on birthday, says he’s greatest politician of this generation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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EFCC arrests man over N343.8m phoney investment scam
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, has arrested a 40-year-old man, Ayodele Saheed Olaniyi, for allegedly duping some contributors a total sum of N343.880 million. Olaniyi was arrested by the Commission following a petition addressed to the EFCC’s Executive Chairman on February 13, 2018. Signed by a lawyer, Mr Jimoh Ayofe []The post EFCC arrests man over N343.8m phoney investment scam appeared first on Daily Trust.
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4 injured in Ekiti tanker accident
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Four persons were wounded yesterday when a tanker laden with petrol had an accident at Ido-Ekiti, in Ido/Osi Local government area of the state. Many motorcycles parked around the area were burnt in the inferno caused by the spilled fuel from the truck. The incident, which occurred about 9.30am, caused panic in the town as []The post 4 injured in Ekiti tanker accident appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ekiti govt seeks monarchs’ support to end sexual violence, land grabbing
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Ekiti State government has sought the cooperation of traditional rulers in the state on making the state uninhabitable for culprits in rape, defilement and the menace of land grabbing. These social vices, the government argued, were at the centre of many violent cases in the state. The state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr []The post Ekiti govt seeks monarchs’ support to end sexual violence, land grabbing appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG records oversubscription of March bond
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Federal Government on Wednesday announced that its monthly bond auction for the month of March was oversubscribed by the sum of N84 billion. A statement by the Debt Management Office (DMO) said total subscriptions received from bidders for the three bonds offered including 3, 7 and 10 years was in excess of N240bn, against []The post FG records oversubscription of March bond appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SEC extends issuance of dividend warrants
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the deadline for the discontinuance of the issuance of dividend warrants to 31st December 2019. This is to enable relevant stakeholders deliberate on and address all outstanding issues, it said in a statement. A circular from the commission said its decision was in furtherance of its overriding []The post SEC extends issuance of dividend warrants appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria has 3.1m registered companies ‘ CAC
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has revealed that Nigeria has a total of 3.1 million registered companies. The Acting Registrar General of the commission, Lady Azuka Azinge, said that was the total number of companies registered from the inception of CAC to date. Speaking at a customer forum held in Abuja, Lady Azinge said a []The post Nigeria has 3.1m registered companies CAC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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to streamline oil and gas sector data
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
In a bid to tackle data inconsistency in the oil and gas industry, the Federal Government has setup the Nigerian Petroleum Fiscal Consistency Network aimed at streamlining data capture process and management in the sector. The setting of the network came with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding among the ministries of Finance, National []The post to streamline oil and gas sector data appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Facilities won’t deteriorate at Abuja airport new terminal
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has allayed fears that facilities at the new international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Abuja would deteriorate. Mr Mahmud Sani, FAAN’s Regional General Manager, North Central and Abuja Airport Manager who gave the assurance said FAAN has put in place robust maintenance programme on the facility. Mr. []The post ‘Facilities won’t deteriorate at Abuja airport new terminal’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Aero begins Lagos-Yola flight with N20,000 fare
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Aero Contractors, Nigeria’s oldest carrier has commenced flight operations to Yola, Adamawa State from its base in Lagos. The airline’s Boeing 737-500 aircraft touched down at the Yola International Airport at exactly 6:00 pm to a ceremonial water salute by the airport firefighters on Tuesday. The aircraft had departed Lagos to Yola enroute Abuja on []The post Aero begins Lagos-Yola flight with N20,000 fare appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Customs impounds N45m goods in Kano, Jigawa
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Nigeria Customs Service, Kano/Jigawa Area Command, has impounded over 1,500 bags of assorted foreign rice alongside other contraband items valued at over N45 million. Displaying the seized goods at the Kano Area Command headquarters, yesterday, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Nasir Ahmad, said 20 vehicles worth N7.2 million were used as means of transporting []The post Customs impounds N45m goods in Kano, Jigawa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Industrialists contract dispute resolution committee
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has set up a committee of stakeholders to resolve disputes between government contractors and vendors. This is contained in a statement signed by Chief Emeka Obegolu, the Chairman of Dispute Resolution Centre. He said the move became necessary in order to check []The post Industrialists contract dispute resolution committee appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pension Fund hits N8.67trn, says PENCOM
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The total assets of pension fund with the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) is N8.67 trillion this year, PENCOM has said assuring that the fund is intact and very safe. The Acting Director General of PENCOM, Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar, made the disclosure, yesterday in Akure, the Ondo State capital during the 2019 First Quarter Consultative Forum []The post Pension Fund hits N8.67trn, says PENCOM appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BOI approves N250m for UNILAG’s entrepreneurship drive
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Bank of Industry (BOI) has approved ‘N250 million to support the entrepreneurship drive of the University of Lagos, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has said. While addressing newsmen ahead of the 50th convocation ceremony of the institution scheduled to hold April 1-5, 2019, he said, the university will give loans between N1m and []The post BOI approves N250m for UNILAG’s entrepreneurship drive appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mikel rejects Nigeria to focus on Boro’s promotion push
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel turned down a chance to return to the Super Eagles set up to instead focus on Middlesbrough’s bid for promotion from the EFL Championship. The former Chelsea man has been recharging his batteries in order to give 100 percent in Boro’s drive to return to the Premier League, starting with []The post Mikel rejects Nigeria to focus on Boro’s promotion push appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why I am not handling any national team ‘ Bosso
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
A former Flying Eagles coach and technical adviser of Gombe United, Ladan Bosso has said soon after he was denied the opportunity to lead the Flying Eagles to the 2009 FIFA U-20 in Egypt championship for no good reason, he lost interest in coaching at the national level. According to him, he is now more []The post Why I am not handling any national team Bosso appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 basketball league season begins April
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The 2019 domestic basketball league season in Nigeria will start in April with the stakeholders meeting, congress and Annual General Meeting. According to the NBBF President, Engr. Musa Kida, the meeting with stakeholders will review the achievements recorded so far. ‘We shall start with the stakeholders forum and at the same time hold the congress []The post 2019 basketball league season begins April appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Plateau United, Bond Chemical seal sponsorship deal
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Plateau United FC of Jos have agreed sponsorship and products endorsement deals with Bond Chemical Industries Limited a drug company based in Lagos. Daily Trust reports that the product endorsement was signed between football club and the drugs company, and the partnership would see the latter donating variety of drugs to the former. Receiving []The post Plateau United, Bond Chemical seal sponsorship deal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kida charges Defenders to go for broke against AS Sale
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) President, Engr Musa Kida has tasked Nigeria’s lone surviving representative in the 2018/2019 FIBA AfroLeague, Defenders Basketball Club of Abuja to go for broke when they host AS Sale of Morocco in the first leg of Elite Final 8. Kida gave the charge yesterday ahead of the team’s meeting on []The post Kida charges Defenders to go for broke against AS Sale appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Osun gov’ship: Oyetola asks Appeal Court to upturn tribunal’s verdict
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to reverse the judgement that nullified his election. The Osun State Elections Petitions Tribunal in Abuja had on Friday last week in a majority decision ruled that Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored most valid votes in []The post Osun gov’ship: Oyetola asks Appeal Court to upturn tribunal’s verdict appeared first on Daily Trust.
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3 parties file case against collation in Rivers
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed April 2 for ruling on jurisdiction in the suit by the African Action Congress (AAC) challenging the collation of results for the March 9 governorship and state assembly elections in Rivers State. Justice Inyang Ekwo yesterday adjourned the case after the lawyers to the AAC and the []The post 3 parties file case against collation in Rivers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Osinbajo meets Yari, Fayemi
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, met with Governors Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting which held behind closed doors lasted for about an hour at the vice president’s office. Contacted at the end of the meeting, the governors told State House reporters that the meeting was []The post Osinbajo meets Yari, Fayemi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rivers women demand redeployment of REC
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Meanwhile, Rivers women, yesterday in Port Harcourt, joined the ranks of civil society groups that are asking INEC to redeploy the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga or risk a complete shut-down of the entire state. The women who marched through the streets of the capital to the INEC state office along the Port Harcourt-Aba []The post Rivers women demand redeployment of REC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INEC tells politicians to stop harassing staff
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed sadness over alleged cases of harassment, maiming and killing of its ad hoc staff recorded in the recent general elections. The commission said politicians must stop actions that lead to killing of innocent citizens serving their fatherland due to their desperation to capture power. The National Commissioner []The post INEC tells politicians to stop harassing staff appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC legislators-elect absent as Tambuwal, others receive certs
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
INEC has issued certificates of return to Sokoto governor-elect, Aminu Tambuwal, deputy governor-elect, Mannir Dan’iya, and members of the state House of Assembly-elect. However, members-elected into the state assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were absent at the event. APC won 16 of the 30 constituencies, leaving the ruling Peoples Democratic []The post APC legislators-elect absent as Tambuwal, others receive certs appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ogun: I’ll run fair, equitable govt ‘ Abiodun
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The governor-elect in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, received his certificate of return with the promise to run a fair and equitable government in the state. Abiodun, alongside his deputy, Mrs. Naimot Salako-Oyedele, were presented with their certificates of return by the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Ogun, Ondo and Lagos states, Dr. []The post Ogun: I’ll run fair, equitable govt ‘ Abiodun appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buni, 24 members receive certificates in Yobe
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Yobe governor-elect, Hon. Mai Mala Buni and 24 House of Assembly members in the state have received their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The event was held, yesterday, at the headquarters of INEC in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. Speaking shortly after he received the certificate, the governor-elect, who []The post Buni, 24 members receive certificates in Yobe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tonye Cole calls for fresh polls in Rivers
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The candidate of the APC in Rivers State, Mr. Tonye Cole, has called for fresh governorship election in the state based on the controversies that trailed the March 9 exercise. Cole, the gubernatorial candidate of APC was, along with other APC candidates for the national and state assembly elections in the state, barred from participating []The post Tonye Cole calls for fresh polls in Rivers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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#AdamawaRerun: INEC declares PDP’s Fintiri winner of guber poll
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Umar Ahmadu Fintiri, winner of the Adamawa state 2019 gubernatorial election. Announcing the final results of the governorship supplementary elections held on Thursday at the INEC office in Yola early Friday morning, the state Returning Officer, Professor Andrew Haruna, said []The post #AdamawaRerun: INEC declares PDP’s Fintiri winner of guber poll appeared first on Daily Tr
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Re-election: Aso Villa Chapel to hold thanksgiving service
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Presidential Villa Chapel would hold a thanksgiving service to thank God over the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the presidency has said. An advisory issued by the Media and Publicity Unit, Office of the Vice President on Thursday in Abuja, said the service would be held at the State []The post Re-election: Aso Villa Chapel to hold thanksgiving service appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari not an orator but action man, says Osinbajo
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said President Muhammadu Buhari may not be an orator but he has a track record of getting things done. Osinbajo said this while representing the President at the 11th Bola Tinubu colloquium at the International Conference Centre on Thursday in Abuja. Osinbajo described Tinubu as an astute politician’ whose political achievements []The post Buhari not an orator but action man, says Osinbajo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NIS not recruiting says C-G
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is not recruiting, contrary to information on ‘some fake dedicated website.’ NIS Comptroller-General, Mr Muhammad Babandede said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr Sunday James. ‘The attention of the Comptroller General of Immigration, Mr []The post NIS not recruiting says C-G appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NNPC Recruitment: Remove age limit or risk protests, NANS warns
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to reconsider the age limit contained in its recent vacancy notice to avoid mass protests. The association made the call on Thursday in a statement jointly signed by Comrades Abubakar Muhammed Gambo and Idowu Odebunmi, Senate President and Chairman []The post NNPC Recruitment: Remove age limit or risk protests, NANS warns appeared first on Daily Trust.
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President Buhari assures Nigerians of continued development
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s continued commitment to the economic and social development of the country. Represented by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at the 11th edition of the Bola Tinubu Colloquium, themed ‘Next Level: Work for the People”, the president said although the task ahead would be challenging, his administration would []The post President Buhari assures Nigerians of continued development appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Colloquium: Buhari, Tinubu, say infrastructure critical in Next Level
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader, the All Progressives Congress (APC) say infrastructure development is a critical component of the Next Level of the administration. The duo said this at the 11th Bola Tinubu Colloquium held in commemoration of Tinubu’s 67th birthday on Thursday in Abuja with theme, `Next Level: Work for []The post Colloquium: Buhari, Tinubu, say infrastructure critical in Next Level appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pension: President Buhari pledges to restore dignity of retired public servants
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated Micro Pension Plan with a pledge to restore the dignity of public servants, who worked tirelessly and sacrificed for the greatness of Nigeria. Speaking at the launch of Micro Pension Plan, organized by National Pension Commission at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, the president assured that the Federal []The post Pension: President Buhari pledges to restore dignity of retired public servants appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Senate demands comprehensive list of recruited staff from DPR
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Senate Committee on Petroleum Upstream has requested the Department of Petroleum Resources(DPR) to submit a comprehensive list of workers recently employed by the agency. The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Tayo Alasoadura made this known when the agency appeared before it for budget defence. The committee asked the agency to provide names of those []The post Senate demands comprehensive list of recruited staff from DPR appeared first on Daily Trust.
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9th NASS: Why North Central should produce House Speaker
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
With the heightened race for the leadership of the two chambers of the National Assembly, it is pertinent for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to take the right decisions to avoid a repeat of the well-known 2015 mistake. Because, being politically correct in this regard will not just help in ensuring the party’s stability, []The post 9th NASS: Why North Central should produce House Speaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nasarawa Assembly orders stoppage of construction of 100 school projects
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education, has ordered contractors handling the construction of primary schools projects across the state to stop work until their needs assessment was carried out. Mr Daniel Ogazi, Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, gave the directive on Thursday at a meeting with the management of []The post Nasarawa Assembly orders stoppage of construction of 100 school projects appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NCE programmes: FCE Akoka matriculates 794
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka in Lagos state has matriculated 794 students to run Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session. The students were admitted into different schools and departments including school of science education, school of education, school of technical education, school of vocational education and school of []The post NCE programmes: FCE Akoka matriculates 794 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Don’t pay JSS 3 exam fees, Lagos tells parents
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The Lagos State Government on Thursday cautioned parents not to pay any fee or levy for the Junior Secondary School (JSS3) Basic Education Certificate Examination for students in the state. Mrs Adebunmi Adekanye, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, said this on Thursday in Alausa while reacting to alleged extortion from parents whose children []The post Don’t pay JSS 3 exam fees, Lagos tells parents appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Olukoya, Ovia, others to be conferred PhD at Unilag 50th convocation
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
The General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr. Daniel K. Olukoya and the founder of Zenith Bank PLC, Mr. Jim Ovia alongside other alumni of the University of Lagos (Unilag) would be conferred with honorary doctorate degree at the University’s 50th convocation. UNILAG’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe told newsmen on Wednesday at []The post Olukoya, Ovia, others to be conferred PhD at Unilag 50th convocation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Protesters shut down Port Harcourt over Rivers REC
Fri, 29 Mar 2019
Two different women groups and traders on Thursday took to the streets of Port Harcourt, Rivers State to protest against and in favour of the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Oboh Effanga, who conducted the 2019 elections in the state. While a group of protesters asked that the REC be transferred out of the []The post Protesters shut down Port Harcourt over Rivers REC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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