Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Monday 1st April 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

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Rethink inconclusive elections
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Following the disruption of the electoral process, often violently, in some parts of the country during the Saturday, March 9 governorship and state assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] declared the elections inconclusive in six states. These were Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi, Plateau, Adamawa and Benue. Late arrival of polling materials and failure of []The post Rethink inconclusive elections appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tension in Jigawa Assembly over new leadership
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
There is tension in Jigawa State House of Assembly over a purported plot to re-instate the impeached Speaker, Idris Garba, popularly known as Kareka. The tenure of the present assembly expires on June 10, 2019. But Daily Trust gathered that nocturnal meetings were being held in the state and neighbouring Kano and Bauchi states. The []The post Tension in Jigawa Assembly over new leadership appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP to INEC: Declare Wike winner of Rivers gov’ship poll
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The PDP has asked INEC to ‘save the nation a serious crisis’ by concluding the collation process as well as respecting the will of the people of Rivers State as expressed at the governorship poll on March 9. The party specifically demanded INEC to declare Governor Nyesom Wike as rightful winner of the election without []The post PDP to INEC: Declare Wike winner of Rivers gov’ship poll appeared first on Daily Trust.
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My case on Zamfara APC primaries beyond me ‘ Marafa
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Sen Kabiru Garba Marafa (APC, Zamfara), has said that his legal battle on the Zamfara All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries was beyond him. Sequel to a suit by Marafa, the Court of Appeal on Monday set aside the judgement of the Zamfara State High Court, upon which []The post My case on Zamfara APC primaries beyond me ‘ Marafa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sokoto APC chair: We’ll reclaim stolen mandate
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The APC in Sokoto State has promised to reclaim its alleged stolen mandate during the governorship election at the Election Petitions Tribunal. The State APC chairman, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, who spoke to party supporters, said the mandate victory of Governor Aminu Tambuwal would be challenged at the tribunal that would soon commence sitting in []The post Sokoto APC chair: We’ll reclaim stolen mandate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Shinkafi wants tribunal to order fresh polls in Zamfara
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, has asked the state’s Governorship and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja to nullify the March 9 governorship election conducted in the state and order for a fresh election without the participation of the []The post Shinkafi wants tribunal to order fresh polls in Zamfara appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ex-reps to APC: Zone all N/Assembly positions now to avoid frictions
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Aforum of former members of the House of Representatives of All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised the leadership of the ruling party to zone the position of Speaker of the lower chamber of the National Assembly to North Central geo-political zone. The forum gave the advice at the weekend in Abuja at a press conference []The post Ex-reps to APC: Zone all N/Assembly positions now to avoid frictions appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP faults BMO on Kano poll violence
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The PDP chairman in Kano State, Alhaji Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi, has exonerated his party, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso and the governorship candidate Abba Yusuf from any act of violence that allegedly compromised the electoral process during the supplementary election. Bichi, who reacted to a statement credited to the Buhari Media Organization (BMO) over the violence that []The post PDP faults BMO on Kano poll violence appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Those eyeing my position behind suspension move ‘ Niger commissioner
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Barr. Amina Musa Guar, has said that her purported suspension by the Paikoro local government chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was orchestrated by those allegedly eying her position. Reacting to the emergence of posters against her reappointment in the state capital, Barr. Guar alleged that some people in []The post Those eyeing my position behind suspension move ‘ Niger commissioner appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Speakership: Nguroje, Ex-Deputy Speaker, backs Gbajabiamila
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and member of the Board of Trustees of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Babangida Nguroje, has urged all members-elect to elect Femi Gbajabiamila as the next Speaker for his experience and being one of the strongest characters in the National Assembly. Nguroje, who chairs the []The post Speakership: Nguroje, Ex-Deputy Speaker, backs Gbajabiamila appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Youth issues my greatest challenge ‘ Kwara gov-elect
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Kwara State governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has said that issues concerning youth will be one of the greatest challenges his administration will tackle. Abdulrazaq said this at the weekend in Ilorin, the state capital, during a youth summit. The governor-elect, who was represented by his political associate, Kale Belgore, said his administration would pay optimum attention []The post Youth issues my greatest challenge ‘ Kwara gov-elect appeared first on Daily Trust.
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The legislature as toll gate
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
There are certain negative developments in this Nigerian variant of democracy that we must not allow to take root lest they permanently taint posterity’s unborn tomorrows. We all pretend that these bad behaviours are normal until we become victim. Think of the fact that the police still collect bribes before releasing suspects on bail even []The post The legislature as toll gate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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For a gritty, stable 9th House of Reps
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
From the reports of the local and international observers about the conduct of the various levels of elections held across the country this year, it is reasonably safe to conclude that Nigeria’s democratic process is fast evolving into maturity. This is notwithstanding the sparse irregularities and violence recorded in some parts of the country. After []The post For a gritty, stable 9th House of Reps appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Babatunde Idiagbon: Patriotism in discourse
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Saturday, 24 March 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Major General Babatunde Abdulbaki Idiagbon. He was the 6th Chief of Staff at the Supreme Headquarters of the military regime headed by Major General Muhammadu Buhari (1983 to 1985). He was de facto Vice President, albeit under the military regime. Given the nationally []The post Babatunde Idiagbon: Patriotism in discourse appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ahmed denies involvement in appointment of KWASU VC
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has said it is entirely the prerogative of the Kwara State University’s (KWASU) Governing Council to recruit a new Vice Chancellor as the incumbent’s tenure expires. Governor Ahmed, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr Muyideen Akorede, said social media claims that he []The post Ahmed denies involvement in appointment of KWASU VC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Auchi poly sacks 17 staff, downgrades 10 over money, gratification for marks
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The management of Auchi Polytechnic has sacked 17 and downgrade 10 staff of the institution over money and other gratifications for marks and grade in the institution. The Rector of the institution, Dr. Sanusi Jimah, disclosed this on Saturday at Auchi, Edo state, during the 25th convocation ceremony of the institution. He said the sanctions []The post Auchi poly sacks 17 staff, downgrades 10 over money, gratification for marks appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Residents protest high electricity billing in Gwagwalada
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Residents of Gwagwalada, last Friday, protested over over-billing and poor services by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) in the area. The protesters, under the auspices of Gwagwalada Concern Forum (GCF), in their hundreds, took over a major road in the area, carrying placards with different inscriptions and matched to the AEDC area office singing []The post Residents protest high electricity billing in Gwagwalada appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Foundation wants awareness on Down Syndrome
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
An educational therapist and founder of Royal School of Educational Therapy Foundation, based in the FCT, Abuja, Dr. Badewa Adejugbe-Williams, has called on parents and guardians not to see Down Syndrome as a disease, stressing that people living with it are like everyone else. Dr. Adejugbe-Williams stressed that children with Down Syndrome were capable of []The post Foundation wants awareness on Down Syndrome appeared first on Daily Trust.
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11 Plc renovates 21 classrooms in Apapa
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Oil major, 11plc, formerly Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, has intensified its social investment scheme with the renovation of two building structures consisting of 21 classrooms at Baptist Primary School, Marine Beach, Apapa Local Government Area, Lagos State as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives in its host community. The multi million naira infrastructure upgrade []The post 11 Plc renovates 21 classrooms in Apapa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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One arrested, two on the run for breaking into NNPC pipes
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
A 28 year-old man, Wasiu Oyewole, has been arrested for allegedly breaking into pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in Ikorodu area of Lagos state. The suspect was arrested by a team of policemen led by Sgt. Sunday Joseph at Ejigbo area of Lagos state Two members of the gang who escaped []The post One arrested, two on the run for breaking into NNPC pipes appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okada riders to watch crushing of 2,500 seized motorcycles in Lagos
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Scores of commercial motorcycle riders operating in Lagos metropolis are expected to watch crushing of 2,500 motorcycles also known as Okada by operatives of the Lagos State Task Force. The motorcycles which were seized from their owners in the first quarter of 2019 for allegedly plying unapproved routes in the metropolis. This is even as []The post Okada riders to watch crushing of 2,500 seized motorcycles in Lagos appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How Police nabbed Pastor after infecting 15 boys with HIV virus
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Fresh facts have emerged on how supposed Pastor, one Prince Ezuma Chizendere, whom Police said is the General Overseer of the Jesus Intervention Household Ministry, was trailed and arrested after infected 15 teenage boys with HIV virus. The Police said that the Imo state born gay Pastor had been having carnal knowledge of teenage boys []The post How Police nabbed Pastor after infecting 15 boys with HIV virus appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UKRAINE: Comedian leads presidential contest ‘ exit poll
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
A comedian has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections, according to exit polls. They say Volodymyr Zelenskiy who played the president on TV received 30.4% of the vote, with current leader Petro Poroshenko second on 17.8%. The two who have expressed pro-EU opinions are set []The post UKRAINE: Comedian leads presidential contest exit poll appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ALGERIA: Tycoon Ali Haddad ‘arrested at Tunisia border
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
A top Algerian businessman has been arrested while trying to cross into neighbouring Tunisia, local media say. Ali Haddad is one of the country’s richest men and a long-time backer of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is under intense pressure to quit. Demonstrators have been demanding that Mr Bouteflika and those close to him step aside. []The post ALGERIA: Tycoon Ali Haddad ‘arrested at Tunisia border’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SLOVAKIA: Caputova becomes Slovakia’s first female president
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Anti-graft candidate Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state. Ms Caputova, who has almost no political experience, defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party, in a second round run-off vote on Saturday. She framed the election as a struggle between good and evil. []The post SLOVAKIA: Caputova becomes Slovakia’s first female president appeared first on Daily Trust.
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TURKEY: Early result puts opposition ahead
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Millions of people have voted in Turkey’s local elections, which are widely seen as a referendum on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Early reports say the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has a narrow lead in Ankara. In Istanbul, the result is too close to call but some reports are putting the governing AK []The post TURKEY: Early result puts opposition ahead appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NORTH KOREA: Madrid embassy raid was ‘grave terror attack
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
North Korea has described a break-in at its embassy in Spain last month as a ‘grave terrorist attack’. In its first official comment, the government demanded a probe and said it was watching rumours that the FBI had played a role. On Wednesday a group committed to ousting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Cheollima []The post NORTH KOREA: Madrid embassy raid was ‘grave terror attack’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Brexit: There are ‘no ideal choices’, justice secretary says
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
There are ‘no ideal choices’ over the Brexit deadlock, Justice Secretary David Gauke has said. The prime minister is considering her next move after her withdrawal plan was defeated by MPs for a third time. On Monday, Parliament will hold an indicative vote on Brexit alternatives. A customs union with the EU is thought to []The post Brexit: There are ‘no ideal choices’, justice secretary says appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Pope hails Morocco on religious tolerance
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Pope Francis has commended Moroccans for allowing people to practice their different religions, ‘especially Christians in peace without fear, intimidation or harassment’. The Pope made the commendation on Saturday in Rabat, when he visited the Northern African country for the first time. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Pope was received at the []The post Pope hails Morocco on religious tolerance appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Stop giving antimalarial to children not diagnosed of malaria ‘ Pediatrician
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
A Paediatric Neurologist, Dr Okunola Olusola, on Sunday cautioned parents against administering antimalarial medication to children who had not been diagnosed of malaria. Olusola of Paediatrics Department, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that it was very wrong []The post Stop giving antimalarial to children not diagnosed of malaria ‘ Pediatrician appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Stop giving anti-malarials to children not diagnosed of malaria ‘ Pediatrician
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
A Paediatric Neurologist, Dr Okunola Olusola, on Sunday cautioned parents against administering antimalaria medication to children who had not been diagnosed of malaria. Olusola, who works at the Paediatrics Department, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that it []The post Stop giving anti-malarials to children not diagnosed of malaria ‘ Pediatrician appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Different states, different strokes
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Those states that sent their first term governors packing and brought in brand new ones [Bauchi, Adamawa]; those states that re-elected their first term governors with narrow margins [Sokoto, Kano, Plateau, Benue, Taraba]; those states that re-elected their first term governors with much wider margins [Kebbi, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia, Akwa []The post Different states, different strokes appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Flight disruptions loom as rainy season begins
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Ahead of the commencement of the 2019 rainy season, the airspace may be shut more often by the Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) due to adverse weather condition usually experienced during the period. The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) had released the 2019 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) indicating that rainy season would commence in March/April and May/June []The post Flight disruptions loom as rainy season begins appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SEC is implementing over 70% of Master plan initiatives ‘ DG
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has commenced implementation of 66 out of the over 90 initiatives outlined in the Capital Market Master Plan, 13 of which had been successfully completed. Ms Mary Uduak, SEC’s Director-General, said this in a statement signed by the commissions Head of Media, Mrs Efe Ebelo, on Sunday []The post SEC is implementing over 70% of Master plan initiatives DG appeared first on Daily Trust.
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It’s impossible to meter all electricity consumers without reflective tariff regime
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Kola Adesina is the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Sahara Power Group, owner of Egbin Power Plant. In this interview, he says until the nation launches cost-reflective pricing regime for electricity consumption, it will be almost impossible to meter the way Nigerians desire to be metered. What is the latest development from the Egbin []The post ‘It’s impossible to meter all electricity consumers without reflective tariff regime’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG needs N12.24trn to connect Nigerian major cities by rail
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
To connect all Nigerian major cities by rail, the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has said the federal governed will need to make about $40bn investments, representing about N12.24trn at the exchange rate of N306/$1). The Minister said based on the huge resources required, Nigerians should be patient with the federal government as they []The post FG needs N12.24trn to connect Nigerian major cities by rail appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NNPC warns depot owners not to sell petrol above N133.28k per litre
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned depot owners and terminal operators not to sell Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, above the official ex-depot price of N133.28k per litre and also cautioned petroleum products marketers not to sell the product above N145 per litre. Ex-depot price is the ceiling at which []The post NNPC warns depot owners not to sell petrol above N133.28k per litre appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Travelex, ABCON partner to access $20bn Diaspora remittances
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Travelex Nigeria and the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) have agreed to enter into strategic partnership that will enable BDCs access over $20 billion annual Diaspora remittances into Nigeria. ABCON President Alhaji (Dr.) Aminu Gwadabe disclosed this at a one-day sensitization programme organized for BDCs by Travelex Nigeria and Travelex UK. []The post Travelex, ABCON partner to access $20bn Diaspora remittances appeared first on Daily Trust.
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World Bank to support small, medium businesses in Edo
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The World Bank says it will support Edo State government to ensure that small and medium scale businesses benefit from the private sector development in the state. The bank’s delegation, led by Ms. Edda Ivan-Smith, stated this at the weekend in Benin during a facility tour at the Edo State Geographic Information Service (EdoGIS) agency []The post World Bank to support small, medium businesses in Edo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Unity Bank posts earnings of N37.33bn for FY18
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Unity Bank Plc has released its audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018 to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) which shows gross earnings of N37.33 billion. The bank grew its bottom-line by 109.9% as Profit Before Tax (PBT), moved in a positive trajectory to close at N1.41 billion, recording a Profit After []The post Unity Bank posts earnings of N37.33bn for FY18 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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On the realities of spurring employment via technology ‘ Part IV
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The prospect of having technology spur employment has been discussed in previous articles in this series. This final article will suggest a way forward. In the previous articles, I have basically concluded that manufacturing is perhaps the most critical component of the mix of plausible solutions to Nigeria’s acute unemployment problem. Note that approaches that []The post On the realities of spurring employment via technology Part IV appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG charges NAS to attract funding partners
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The Minister of Communications, Dr. Adebayo Shittu, has charged the National Addressing System Committee to be proactive and strategize to attract funding partners for the implementation of the National Addressing System (NAS). He stated this at the 2nd Committee meeting of the National Addressing System (NAS) held in Abuja. The Minister pointed out that government []The post FG charges NAS to attract funding partners appeared first on Daily Trust.
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IXPN now regional internet exchange for West Africa with African Union’s support
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has become a regional internet exchange with the support of the African Union Commission. In 2016, following a response to a call for proposals issued by the AU Commission, the IXPN was awarded a grant to be supported to grow to become a regional internet Exchange for West []The post IXPN now regional internet exchange for West Africa with African Union’s support appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Glo’s new technologies appeal to multinational companies
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The African Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Forum was rounded off in Kigali, Rwanda, on Tuesday, which saw Globacom’s top notch connectivity solutions in high demand by several chief executives of multinational companies who visited the company’s stand at the event. The companies discussed Glo’s internet connectivity, mobile money solutions, Wide Area Network Connectivity (WAN), credit []The post Glo’s new technologies appeal to multinational companies appeared first on Daily
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Why replacing your SIM card is stringent ‘ NCC
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made the process of replacing lost, stolen or damaged Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards more stringent in order to protect telecommunications consumers. NCC Director, Zonal Operations, Mrs Amina Shehu, said this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. She said before replacing a SIM card consumers are required to []The post Why replacing your SIM card is stringent ‘ NCC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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56 qualify for finals of President Buhari Golf Cup tourney
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
No fewer than 56 golfers have qualified for the final round of the Daily Trust President Muhammadu Buhari Golf Cup Tournament. The 56 will join the players from the six geo-political zones in the country for the final Pro-AM scheduled for April 25-28. The Kaduna event was expected to qualify70 number of players but []The post 56 qualify for finals of President Buhari Golf Cup tourney appeared first on Daily Trust.
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That an outsider won shows no partiality ‘ Kaduna Golf Club’s Mugambo
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
One of the veteran golf players at the Kaduna Golf Club, Alhaji Gambo Mugambo has described the just concluded Daily Trust President Muhammadu Buhari Golf Cup Tournament which held in Kaduna from Saturday March 30 to 31, as one of the most transparent held in the country. Mugambo in chat with our correspondent after the []The post That an outsider won shows no partiality Kaduna Golf Club’s Mugambo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I am playing for the first time on Kaduna Golf Course ‘ Winner
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
Winner of the Daily Trust President Muhammadu Buhari Golf Cup Tournament, Mr. Godfrey Joseph said he was excited in winning the first prize because it was the first time he played on the Kaduna Golf Club. Joseph, who was full of excitement said he was initially overwhelmed seeing so many players when the competition opened []The post I am playing for the first time on Kaduna Golf Course Winner appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I gave the champion a big challenge ‘ 2nd prize winner
Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The first runner up in the Daily Trust President Muhammadu Buhari Golf Cup Tournament, Isa Ibrahim has described the competition as a tough one for him saying he gave the eventual winner, Mr. Godfrey Joseph a big challenge. ‘I really thank God for the second position it has not been easy,’ he said. Ibrahim said []The post I gave the champion a big challenge 2nd prize winner appeared first on Daily Trust.
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