Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Monday 8th April 2019

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Enelamah, this is very fishy
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Avery strange event on Monday last week, April 1, and it was no April Fool prank. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr Okechukwu Enelamah appeared before the Senate Committee on Industry, Trade and Investment to defend his ministry’s 2019 budget proposal. The committee, chaired by Senator Sabo Mohammed [APC Jigawa], accused the minister of []The post Enelamah, this is very fishy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dangote’s Timely Advice
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Governors of the nineteen Northern states got a timely piece of advice mid last week when President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, urged them to embark on immediate steps to reduce the high level of extreme poverty in the region. Dangote, reputed to be Africa’s richest man, spoke at the Fourth Edition of []The post Dangote’s Timely Advice appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How we were threatened during 2019 elections ‘ Female candidates
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Some female candidates in the just concluded general elections have described how they were threatened, harassed and subjected to other inhuman acts by fellow politicians. They spoke weekend in Abuja at a ‘Strategy Meeting on Experiment Sharing of Female Candidates in the 2019 General Elections’, organised by the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF), a non-governmental []The post How we were threatened during 2019 elections ‘ Female candidates appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Malami, Amaechi plotting constitutional crisis in Rivers ‘ PDP
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The PDP has alleged that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) and the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, were engaging in acts capable of causing constitutional crisis in Rivers State. The party alleged that Malami, Amaechi and other APC bigwigs were prevailing on the Acting Chief Justice []The post Malami, Amaechi plotting constitutional crisis in Rivers ‘ PDP appeared first on Daily Trust.
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No crisis in Lagos APC over cabinet
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Reports of crisis within the Lagos APC over the cabinet of the incoming administration of governor-elect Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu are mere speculations, a chieftain of the party, Chief Tajudeen Olusi, has said. There have been media reports over the composition of the cabinet of the incoming governor, which is said to be causing disagreement between []The post ‘No crisis in Lagos APC over cabinet’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court verdict: Declare me winner now, Rep Orji tells INEC
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Rita Orji (PDP, Lagos), the member representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare her winner of the February 23 National Assembly election in the area. Orji, who made the call at a press conference in Abuja over the weekend, was reacting to last []The post Court verdict: Declare me winner now, Rep Orji tells INEC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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North West group endorses Gbajabiamila for speaker
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The North West Democratic Front has endorsed House Leader Femi Gbajabiamila for speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. Chairman of the group, Abubakar Ainu, who is a former Sokoto State chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), made the endorsement in a statement yesterday. He said in line with the commitment of []The post North West group endorses Gbajabiamila for speaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Edo PDP demands prosecution of APC member- elect over certificate
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has urged the police to prosecute the APC member-elect for Ovia North East Constituency I, Dumez Onaiwu Ugiagbe, over alleged forgery. Addressing journalists at the weekend in Benin, the PDP candidate for the election, Nosa Victor Omoregie, alleged that photograph on the certificate of Ugiagbe for the []The post Edo PDP demands prosecution of APC member- elect over certificate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP militarisation claim usual song of losing party ‘ Arc. Bulama
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Arc. Waziri Bulama is Deputy D-G (Coordination) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council 2019. In this interview, the 2018 contestant for APC National Secretary position, speaks on the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, allegations of the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the performance of the party leadership among others. Excerpts: []The post PDP militarisation claim usual song of losing party Arc. Bulama appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Senate presidency: N’East youth rally support for Goje
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Some youth, under the auspices of North-East Progressive Youth Forum, have thrown their support to Sen. Mohammed Danjuma Goje to be the Senate President of the 9th Senate having considered the credentials of all the contestants. Chairman of the forum, Rimam Tsokwam who addressed journalists at the weekend in Abuja, likened the contributions and influence []The post Senate presidency: N’East youth rally support for Goje appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police arrest 2 suspected killers of LUTH doctor
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The police in Lagos State have arrested two suspected killers of a University of Lagos (UNILAG) graduate, Dr Stephen Urueye, who was a resident doctor at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Police Command in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, who made the disclosure on []The post Police arrest 2 suspected killers of LUTH doctor appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria can work again!
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The younger generation of Nigerians, the under-45s, have not had the privilege of experiencing Nigeria when the country actually worked. It all sounds like an old grandmother’s tale now, but there was actually a time when everything worked the health system, education, potable water, electricity, security, student loan and bursary system, sports, aviation, even []The post Nigeria can work again! appeared first on Daily Trust.
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What then about the Misery Index
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
What is in a Report entitled The Misery Index 2018 authored by one Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, according to which Nigerians are the sixth ‘most miserable people in the world” For one how ‘miserable’ is the author of the Misery Index to have known so much about about []The post What then about the Misery Index’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NASS leadership: APC set to repeat mistake
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
As the race for the leadership of the National Assembly intensifies, the party hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress, the APC, appears hell-bent on repeating the mistake of the 7th and 8th Assembly. Despite claims by the party Chairman that the APC has learnt its lesson and will not repeat the mistake of last Assembly, []The post NASS leadership: APC set to repeat mistake appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Perm Sec urges students to shun vices
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Permanent Secretary, Special Duties (SDO) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Engr. Festus Daudu, has urged Nigerian students to shun all forms of vices capable of truncating the pursuit of their academic career and bringing their institutions to disrepute. The Deputy Director Press (SDO), Mrs. Osagie Jacobs []The post Perm Sec urges students to shun vices appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nacabs Polytechnic awards scholarships to 150 students
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Nacabs Polytechnic, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, says it has awarded free tuition scholarship to 150 students, studying in the institution. Mr David Abuluya, the Founder of the institution, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Akwanga on Sunday. Abuluya said that the aim of the gesture was to encourage less privileged children, who wanted to []The post Nacabs Polytechnic awards scholarships to 150 students appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Institute honours consultant for empowering women
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
A former aviator and beauty consultant, Mrs. Kemisola Ajetunmobi, has bagged a leadership award from the Institute of Leadership Development (ILD) based in the FCT in recognition of her contribution to women empowerment and financial independence through network marketing. At a press conference to mark the public presentation of the award, the Director General and []The post Institute honours consultant for empowering women appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gunmen abduct politician’s son in Abaji
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted one of the sons of a renowned politician and businessman, Yusuf Musa Sokodabo, at Naharati in Abaji. A resident of the area, who identified himself as Danlami, said the incident happened at about 01:00am on Sunday when the gunmen invaded the victim’s house. Danlami said the gunmen scaled []The post Gunmen abduct politician’s son in Abaji appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FRSC to set up marshal unit at COE Zuba
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Zuba Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Assistant Corps Commander Mohammed Shehu, has said plans are underway to set up a special marshal unit at the FCT College of Education in the area. Shehu, while speaking with newsmen last Friday in Zuba, said the commission’s desire to establish a special marshal []The post FRSC to set up marshal unit at COE Zuba appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Abuja residents count losses as storm destroys houses
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Many houses, billboards, trees and other structures have been pulled down by rainstorm in Lokogoma, Galadimawa and some other areas of the FCT. Some residents said the rain which started at 12:00am on Sunday lasted for several hours. A resident, John Adeoye, said three billboards at Sunny Vale and Galadimawa Roundabout were pulled down by []The post Abuja residents count losses as storm destroys houses appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sen Aduda donates tricycles to FCT butchers
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Senator representing the FCT, Philip Aduda, has donated 10 tricycles, popularly known as Keke NAPEP, to butchers across the six area councils. Sen. Aduda, represented by an FCT House of Representatives member-elect, Alhaji Hassan Sokodabo, while presenting the tricycles last Thursday in Abuja, said the gesture was a deliberate move to support the butchers. []The post Sen Aduda donates tricycles to FCT butchers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ibadan Electric decries loss of N250m equipment to hoodlums
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
vows not to restore power to community Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) at the weekend decried loss of over N250 million worth of equipment to the activities of hoodlums in Ilesha, Osun State, and has vowed not to restore power to the community until sensitive pieces of equipment it said the hoodlums destroyed are []The post Ibadan Electric decries loss of N250m equipment to hoodlums appeared first on Daily Trust.
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40 houses demolished in Ogun
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Officials of the Ogun State Ministry of Housing have allegedly demolished 40 houses in Regal Estate at the Magboro area of the State. The exercise came barely three weeks after a similar exercise was carried out by the state government in collaboration with the state Mission to Rebuild (MISTRO) agency in the area. The state []The post 40 houses demolished in Ogun appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Man remanded for allegedly sodomising 15-yr-old boy
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
A 40-year-old man, Sulaimon Musa, has been remanded on the order of an Ogba chief magistrate court in Lagos for allegedly engaging his neighbour’s son in anal sex. The police told the court that Musa had been engaging the teenager in anal sex at their Baale Street, Ajegunle, Lagos, residence since the boy was just []The post Man remanded for allegedly sodomising 15-yr-old boy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Osun: Local councils charged to adopt Community-Driven Development approach
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Local councils in Osun State have been charged to adopt the Community-Driven Development approach in providing social amenities to local communities in the state. The General Manager of the Osun State Agency for Community and Social Development Project (Osun-CSDP), Mrs Funmi Abokede, gave the charge in Osogbo during the status review of the development projects []The post Osun: Local councils charged to adopt Community-Driven Development approach appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Residents, commuters groan over gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Residents and commuters have continued to groan over recent traffic snarls on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway occasioned by the construction work on the ever busy gateway. Daily Trust reports that the expressway has been facing persistent lock down in the last two weeks with passengers spending hours on the expressway. Last week, the expressway was completely []The post Residents, commuters groan over gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway appeared first on Daily Trust.
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LIBYA: Fighting near Tripoli leaves 21 dead
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
UN-backed government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital, Tripoli. Earlier the UN called for a two-hour truce so casualties and civilians could be evacuated. Rebel forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar have advanced from the east with the aim of taking Tripoli. Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj has accused []The post LIBYA: Fighting near Tripoli leaves 21 dead appeared first on Daily Trust.
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RWANDA Genocide: Nation marks 25 years since mass slaughter
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Rwanda’s president said the country had become ‘a family once again’, while marking the 25th anniversary of the genocide that killed 800,000 people. Paul Kagame, who led a rebel force that ended the slaughter, lit a remembrance flame in the capital Kigali. Rwandans will mourn for 100 days, the time it took in 1994 for []The post RWANDA Genocide: Nation marks 25 years since mass slaughter appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ISRAEL: Netanyahu vows to annex settlements if re-elected
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if he is re-elected. Israelis go to the polls on Tuesday and Mr Netanyahu is competing for votes with right-wing parties who support annexing part of the West Bank. The settlements are illegal under international law, though Israel disputes []The post ISRAEL: Netanyahu vows to annex settlements if re-elected appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Poacher killed by elephant, eaten by lions
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
A suspected rhino poacher has been trampled on by an elephant then eaten by lions in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Accomplice poachers told the victim’s family that he had been killed by an elephant on Tuesday. Relatives notified the park ranger. A search party struggled to find the body but eventually found a human []The post SOUTH AFRICA: Poacher killed by elephant, eaten by lions appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BRAZIL: Bridge collapses after ferryboat crash
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
A ferryboat has collided with a bridge in Brazil’s northern state of Par, plunging a 200m section into the Moju River. Witnesses said two small cars fell into the water after the ship crashed into one of the pillars. It is unclear, however, how many people have been hurt and scuba divers are searching the []The post BRAZIL: Bridge collapses after ferryboat crash appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Brexit: I had to approach Labour ‘ May
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted she had to reach out to Labour in a bid to deliver Brexit or risk letting it ‘slip through our fingers’. The PM said there was a ‘stark choice’ of either leaving the European Union with a deal or not leaving at all. And shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey []The post Brexit: I had to approach Labour May appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SUDAN: Protesters at army HQ keep pressure on Bashir
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Thousands of demonstrators are spending a second night camped outside Sudan’s army headquarters, demanding that President Omar al-Bashir step down. They appear to be hoping for an internal coup, pleading with the army command to remove Mr Bashir and open the way for a transitional government. It is the biggest protest against Mr Bashir since []The post SUDAN: Protesters at army HQ keep pressure on Bashir appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Saraki urges Qatari govt to end visa restriction on Nigerians
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the government of Qatar to end its visa restriction on Nigerians. Saraki, according to a statement by his Media Office, made the request during a meeting with the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, in Doha. []The post Saraki urges Qatari govt to end visa restriction on Nigerians appeared first on Daily Trust.
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World Health Day: Dettol counsels Nigerians on good hygiene practices
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
In its bid to achieve quality health inclusion and improved hygiene for all Nigerians, Dettol on Sunday, April 7th 2019 joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Health Day. The World Health Day was first celebrated in 1950, and every year since then, the World Health Organization (WHO) has used the 7th []The post World Health Day: Dettol counsels Nigerians on good hygiene practices appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG to introduce healthcare fund for Lassa fever patients
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Federal Government is introducing a funding mechanism to carter for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa Fever in the country, the Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said. Ihekweazu made the disclosure on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He explained []The post FG to introduce healthcare fund for Lassa fever patients appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Akwa Ibom govt reacts to high HIV/AIDS prevalence, says ‘We are not promiscuous
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Dr Dominic Ukpong, Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Health, has dismissed insinuations that promiscuity could be responsible for the high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the state. Ukpong said this at the Post National HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) discussion and Stakeholders Engagement Meeting in Uyo on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports []The post Akwa Ibom govt reacts to high HIV/AIDS prevalence, says We are not promiscuous appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why women must stop wearing tight jeans ‘ Microbiologist
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
A Clinical Microbiologist, Dr Tony Mbume, on Sunday, advised females to stop wearing tight jeans, synthetic panties and leggings, to prevent vaginal infections. According to him, most Nigerian females wear these synthetic pants, leggings and tight jeans in the name of fashion, without considering the health implications. Mbume, who works with CIAGIN Medical Laboratory, Oke-Afa, []The post Why women must stop wearing tight jeans Microbiologist appeared first on Daily Trust.
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We bow and tremble, before bandits
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
In the North West region, the cradle of Hausa culture, history and civilization, we used to bow and tremble in the presence of powerful Hausa kings; Arab clerics who came here from across the Sahara; prestigious Fulani Caliphs who waved flags of the Jihad; wise Sultans and Emirs who succeeded the Caliphs; learned local Malams []The post We bow and tremble, before bandits appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How I defeated PDP in Kano ‘ Gov Ganduje
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said that he is sure the election tribunal will affirm his victory in the governorship election. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, the governor accused the PDP of using thugs and the police to rig the first round of the poll, putting the []The post How I defeated PDP in Kano ‘ Gov Ganduje appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kidnapping: Top security officers, VIPs avoid Abuja-Kaduna road
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The activities of bandits who abduct people for ransom have scared away senior military, security and other government officials from the famous Abuja-Kaduna expressway. The dual carriage Abuja-Kaduna road links the Federal Capital Territory with most cities in the northwestern part of the country. Daily Trust on Sunday investigations revealed that the top security and []The post Kidnapping: Top security officers, VIPs avoid Abuja-Kaduna road appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Jumia, the foreign-owned company in Nigeria, files for IPO on the New York Stock Exchange
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Jumia, an e-commerce company, founded in 2013 by Jeremy Hodara and Sacha Poignonnec, is scheduled to become the first ‘African’ startup to list on a major global exchange The New York Stock Exchange. Though Jumia’s African headquarters is located in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, the company was incorporated in Germany by non-Nigerians. (Jumia Technologies AG []The post Jumia, the foreign-owned company in Nigeria, files for IPO on the New York Stock Exchange appeared first on Daily Trust.
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DisCos get FG’s final approval to sell meter at N37,000
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has granted final approval to five Meter Asset Provider (MAP) firms to sell 1.4 million meters to customers of the Abuja and Jos Distribution Companies (DisCos). The permit to the pioneering MAP firms came 12 months after NERC launched the MAP regulation with effect from April 3, 2018. However, []The post DisCos get FG’s final approval to sell meter at N37,000 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NCC urges providers to intensify education on cyber security
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed all service providers to educate subscribers on cybercrimes through the end-of-call-notification on their phones as well as during SIM card notification. This was part of the communiqu reached at the end of the 87th telecoms consumer parliament held in Lagos at the weekend. Part of the resolution was []The post NCC urges providers to intensify education on cyber security appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Forensic audit is the answer to Nigeria’s corruption problem ‘ Dr Enape
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Dr Victoria Enape, the Protem of President, Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria (CIFIAN), says only forensic auditing can prevent fraud and corruption in Nigeria. You and your institute seem to be unknown to most Nigerians’ My name is Dr Mrs Victoria Enape, the protem President of Charter Institute of Forensic []The post Forensic audit is the answer to Nigeria’s corruption problem ‘ Dr Enape appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NCDMB to drive policies for modular refineries
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has restated its commitment to further drive the policies that will encourage modular refineries in Nigeria as one of the measures to support local manufacturers in the oil and gas sector in the country. The Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote, stated this during the opening []The post NCDMB to drive policies for modular refineries appeared first on Daily Trust.
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LG to show how AI will benefit homes in MEA
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
This Spring, LG will be showcasing its revolutionary ThinQ technology and the power of AI to an exclusive audience at InnoFest 2019, a statement from the company said. An annual event, InnoFest gives distribution and retail partners, as well as media the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with LG’s latest technologies. This year, LG is []The post LG to show how AI will benefit homes in MEA appeared first on Daily Trust.
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WITIN founder bags 2019 international tech playmaker awards
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The founder of Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN), Martha Omoekpen Alade, has won the Community Impact award at the 2019 Technology Playmaker Awards. Alade won the Community Impact award category using technology to drive socio-economic empowerment in Nigeria in order to help 20,000 women and girls out of poverty by 2022. Technology Playmaker Awards []The post WITIN founder bags 2019 international tech playmaker awards appeared first on Daily Trust.
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House c’ttee laments liquidity crisis in electricity market
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, Mr Daniel Asuquo, has lamented the deepening liquidity crisis in the nation’s electricity market, just as the Committee pledged to support all participants in the electricity market to attain their full potentials. Rep Asuquo made the lamentations in Kaduna when he led members []The post House c’ttee laments liquidity crisis in electricity market appeared first on Daily Trust.
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