Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Thursday 11th April 2019

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Emefiele’s control and IMF’s applause
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
In a world where many economies are suffering and where there is no shortage of gloom forecast, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut Nigeria a break when it applauded the ‘tight monetary policy stance’ of the Central Bank of Nigeria as yielding positive results for the economy. The IMF endorsed the CBN’s restrictive monetary policy, []The post Emefiele’s control and IMF’s applause appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why Plateau deserves Speakership
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The All Progressives Congress, APC, is about to take a second leap in governance on May 29, with the renewal of its mandate by the electorate in the last general elections. The APC to prove its nationwide appeal and acceptance has not only returned President Muhammadu Buhari to the saddle, but has clinched majority seats []The post Why Plateau deserves Speakership appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 Hajj: FCT begins orientation of intending pilgrims
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja, will commence the first phase of its education and orientation exercise for intending pilgrims for this year’s Hajj at the weekend. A statement by the spokesman of the board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu, said Islamic scholars had already been mobilised for the orientation exercise which begins []The post 2019 Hajj: FCT begins orientation of intending pilgrims appeared first on Daily Trust.
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One killed in standoff between soldiers, Tungan Maje residents
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
One person was reportedly killed and three others injured when residents of Tungan Maje confronted soldiers in a dispute over land. The standoff began Tuesday and continued into midnoon yesterday also resulting in heavy traffic when the residents blocked the Kaduna-Lokoja road. A son of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Tungan []The post One killed in standoff between soldiers, Tungan Maje residents appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCT health plan to gulp N162bn
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has proposed to spend N162 billion to implement its strategic health development plan in the next five years. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, stated this, yesterday, while performing the official launch of the FCT Strategic Health Development Plan II, in Abuja. Represented by the []The post FCT health plan to gulp N162bn appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Politician’s kidnapped son set free after ransom
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The kidnapped son of a top politician in Abaji Area Council, Yusuf Musa Sokodabo, has been set free by his abductors after payment of N1.2 million ransom. Yusuf was kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday by gunmen at his home at Naharati. A member of the Sokodabo family, who preferred anonymity, told our reporter, []The post Politician’s kidnapped son set free after ransom appeared first on Daily Trust.
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End this reign of terror
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
launched Operation Tsaftar Daji in Katsina, in succession to Operation Sharan Daji which it launched last year. Only days earlier, the military launched another operation called Harbin Kunama III in Zamfara State. It is the successor to two earlier operations, Harbin Kunama I and II, launched in the state since 2016 to curb banditry. The []The post End this reign of terror appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Zenith Bank proud of Delta Principals’ Cup
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The sponsor of the just concluded Delta Principals’ Cup Competition, Zenith Bank, has expressed delight over the standard of the 2019 edition of the annual tournament. Zenith Bank’s GM and Head, Delta Zone, Lucky Ighade, says the organization is excited that the tournament has been getting better with every edition. ‘The boys are all very []The post Zenith Bank proud of Delta Principals’ Cup appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Supreme Court strikes out suit by Saraki APC loyalists
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Supreme Court has struck out a suit by former executive committee members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State for lack of merit. A five-member panel of justices in a unanimous judgment read by Justice Olukayode Ariwola, on Wednesday, held that the appeal was in violation of the time provided by law, []The post Supreme Court strikes out suit by Saraki APC loyalists appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi gov’ship: Bello remains the best option ‘ Speaker
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Prince Matthew Kolawole, has described the candidature of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the best option for the state in the governorship election scheduled for November 2. The speaker spoke, yesterday, in Lokoja while addressing some youth groups that visited him at the assembly complex. According to him, []The post Kogi gov’ship: Bello remains the best option ‘ Speaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku denies spending $30,000 to stop Buhari’s 2nd term swearing in
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The presidential candidate of PDP in the recently concluded general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has denied spending the sum of $30,000 to hire a US lobby group to persuade the US Congress to stop the second term inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2019. Atiku, a former vice president who described the allegation as []The post Atiku denies spending $30,000 to stop Buhari’s 2nd term swearing in appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku disowns posters in Abuja
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The presidential candidate of PDP in the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, has disowned posters in circulation in the streets of Abuja, the federal capital city. Atiku, in a statement, yesterday, by his Special Adviser on Media, Paul Ibe, said there was no need for posters anymore as the campaign period was gone. ‘We disassociate []The post Atiku disowns posters in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari Campaign Organisation wants action on Atiku, PDP
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Security agencies should immediately investigate the presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar, over allegations that he hired the services of a United States lobby firm to advance his position on the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. Though Atiku had denied paying any money to lobbyists, the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) said it was []The post Buhari Campaign Organisation wants action on Atiku, PDP appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dogara, Bauchi speaker, others challenged at tribunal
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Election Petitions Tribunal in Bauchi State has received petitions challenging the electoral victory of the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Kawuwa Shehu Damina and a host of others. The secretary of the tribunal, ‘Bello Abdullahi, said 27 petitions had been received as of Monday. []The post Dogara, Bauchi speaker, others challenged at tribunal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos PDP moves to adopt 57 LG structures
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Lagos State chapter of the PDP, yesterday, commenced move to reposition the party for future electoral victories after a critical review of its 2019 election performance. The party said it has learnt its lessons and resolved to entrench discipline by collapsing groups and factions in the party into one united family. But of particular []The post Lagos PDP moves to adopt 57 LG structures appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Crisis and the visibility of PMB
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
When King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne and his brother, Albert, took over as King George VI in 1937, it dawned on the new King and his wife, Princess Elizabeth Lyon, that his stammer would impede his role as a King, a position that will require him to communicate directly with his subjects whenever []The post Crisis and the visibility of PMB appeared first on Daily Trust.
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What students do off campus outside our control ‘ FUTO
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
as three reported dead one hospitalized Residents of Sunshine Castle Hostel, Ihiagwa, one of the many private properties where students of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, and other schools nearby rent for accommodations, were last week shocked after students including one lady were found dead after their room was forced open. Authorities have []The post What students do off campus outside our control FUTO appeared first on Daily Trust.
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OAU graduates take on infrastructure decay
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Lagos State chapter of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) has said it will device a plan to deal with decay in critical infrastructure. In this regard, the association organised its 19th annual public lecture on Sunday on ‘Human Development, Energy and Enabling Infrastructure: Imperative for Sustainable Economic Growth and Inclusive National []The post OAU graduates take on infrastructure decay appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Embracing PPP key to developing Nigerian healthcare system ‘ Wada
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Nigeria must embrace Public Private Partnership (PPP) inorder to develop her health infrastructure, management principles and investment rapidly, Founder NISA Medical Group, Dr Ibrahim Wada has said. He stated this yesterday during the International Conference on Hospital Management and Administration (ICOHMA) organised by the Institute of Medical Sciences Africa (IMSA) in Abuja. The theme of []The post Embracing PPP key to developing Nigerian healthcare system ‘ Wada appeared first on Dail
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Only 40% of Nigerians patronise public hospitals, says physician
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
A family Physician at the Nisa Premier Hospital, Dr Joshua Ofoli has said that only 40 percent of Nigerians patronise public hospitals at the federal, state or local government levels. Dr Ofoli while presenting a paper titled, ‘Rationalising Public Hospital Governance and the Quality of Care’ at the ICOHMA conference in Abuja said, 73 percent []The post Only 40% of Nigerians patronise public hospitals, says physician appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Make your hospitals welcoming, Alonge advises administrators
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Prof Temitope Alonge has said it is important to make hospitals welcoming to patients rather than where they feel death on arrival . Speaking during the maiden International Conference on Hospital Management and Administration (ICOHMA), he said those working in hospitals should be properly trained and understand that they should play good host to their []The post Make your hospitals welcoming, Alonge advises administrators appeared first on Daily Trust.
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IMF to Nigeria: Cut down on tax exemptions, incentives
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told Nigeria to cut down on its tax exemptions and incentives list. The IMF also told Nigeria to pursue aggressive tax reforms and that should include raising excise taxes and expanding same. Cathy Pattillo, the Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF, made the recommendation yesterday at the IMF Fiscal []The post IMF to Nigeria: Cut down on tax exemptions, incentives appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CBN defends position on agriculture financing, MSMEs
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says it is directly involved in financing agriculture, infrastructure and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to ensure real growth in the economy. Mr Isaac Okorafor, CBN’s Director, Corporate Communication, said this yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the IMF/World []The post CBN defends position on agriculture financing, MSMEs appeared first on Daily Trust.

Amnesty programme explains N88m contract validity
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has said it breached no public procurement law in the award of an N88 million contract for the empowerment of 22 Niger Delta youths in barbing and beauty salon business. PAP said the contract, awarded to Messrs Tovo Vicks Nigeria Enterprises Limited, was in line with its mandate of providing []The post Amnesty programme explains N88m contract validity appeared first on Daily Trust.
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IMF prescribes tight monetary policy for Nigeria
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) to keep monetary policy tight for some time to sustain growth trajectory. IMF made the recommendation at the briefing on world economic outlook at the spring meeting of the World Bank and the IMF in Washington DC, USA, yesterday. The Chief Economist []The post IMF prescribes tight monetary policy for Nigeria appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group wants FG to establish cybersecurity centre
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) has called on the Federal Government to establish a national cybersecurity centre that will be saddled with the responsibility of coordinating and implementing national cybersecurity policy and strategy. The President of CSEAN, Remi Afon, who disclosed this at the ‘Cyber Secure Nigeria Conference 2019’ in Abuja yesterday, []The post Group wants FG to establish cybersecurity centre appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reps to probe NBET over alleged N90bn loss
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The House of Representatives, yesterday, mandated its committees on power and public procurement to investigate alleged violation of the Public Procurement Act (PPA) by the management of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) which resulted in the loss of over N90 billion to the Federal Government. The committees were also asked to look into []The post Reps to probe NBET over alleged N90bn loss appeared first on Daily Trust.
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MainOne, Google spent $20m on Edo fibre ‘ Gov Obaseki
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed that MainOne and Google have invested $20 million for the development of terrestrial fibre infrastructure in the state. Gov. Obaseki made the disclosure in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), after attending the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) themed: ‘Mapping the Future of Foreign Direct []The post MainOne, Google spent $20m on Edo fibre Gov Obaseki appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Helios acquires Axxela’s Oando gas firm
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Africa’s Sub-Saharan gas and power portfolio company, Axxela Limited, has announced its formal acquisition by Helios Investment Partners. The acquisition was completed yesterday sequel to Helios acquisition of Oando’s remaining 25 per cent interest in Axxela. Helios Investment Partners is a leading private equity firm with focus on investments in Africa. Helios had initially purchased []The post Helios acquires Axxela’s Oando gas firm appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ZOLA, Sterling Bank sign deal to deepen solar energy usage
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
ZOLA Electric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sterling Bank as part of effort to deepen the penetration and accessibility of solar energy in Nigeria. The MoU provides an opportunity for more Nigerians to enjoy reliable 24-hour power supply with ZOLA’s power solutions via loans from the bank. Speaking shortly after the signing []The post ZOLA, Sterling Bank sign deal to deepen solar energy usage appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG approves N100bn for East-West road project
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, says the Federal Government has approved N100 billion for the completion of sections 1 to 4 of the East-West road project. Usani, who disclosed this at a meeting with the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSTCOM), led by its national chairman, Dr []The post FG approves N100bn for East-West road project appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Barcelona edge out Man Utd, Ajax peg back Juventus
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Barcelona will take a 1-0 lead over Manchester United into next week’s second leg of their Champions League quarter-final after a 12th-minute Luke Shaw own goal gave them victory at Old Trafford yesterday. Sergio Busquets found Lionel Messi with a clever ball into the area and the Argentine carved out space on the left to []The post Barcelona edge out Man Utd, Ajax peg back Juventus appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Golden Eaglets off to Tanzania for U-17 AFCON
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Five-time world champions, Nigeria flew out of Abuja yesterday on their way to Tanzania to take part in the 13th Africa U-17 Cup of Nations taking place in that country, 14th 28th April. Players and officials were seen off at the airport by Acting President of NFF, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who charged them to []The post Golden Eaglets off to Tanzania for U-17 AFCON appeared first on Daily Trust.
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World Cup increase to 48 teams at 2022 finals is 50/50 ‘ Infantino
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The chances of FIFA increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 is 50/50, the president of soccer’s governing body Gianni Infantino said yesterday. Infantino, who is in Brazil for a meeting of the South American Football Confederation, told delegates he was working to ensure the increase []The post World Cup increase to 48 teams at 2022 finals is 50/50 Infantino appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sylvester tops Ukrainian to seal ITF Tombim Open second round spot
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Nigeria’s number one player, Sylvester Emmanuel, was at his best form Wednesday as he defeated Oleg Khotkov of Ukraine to book a second round ticket in the 2019 Tombim Abuja Open. Sylvester enjoyed huge support from the home fans in the $25, 000 prize-money tournament which is officially classed a Nigeria’s Futures I by the []The post Sylvester tops Ukrainian to seal ITF Tombim Open second round spot appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rangers defeat Kwara United to go top of NPFL Group A
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
It was another commanding display by players of Rangers International FC, as they defended stoutly in the second half to run away with a 2-1 victory over Kwara United in a re-scheduled match day 6 NPFL fixture played at the Kwara State Sports Complex. Ifeanyi George and Godwin Aguda were the heroes of the day []The post Rangers defeat Kwara United to go top of NPFL Group A appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Injured Kane could miss rest of season ‘ Pochettino
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Tottenham striker Harry Kane could miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury, says manager Mauricio Pochettino. Kane, 25, will have an MRI scan yesterday after hobbling off during Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. The England captain was seen leaving the stadium on []The post Injured Kane could miss rest of season Pochettino appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bayelsa Starlets to participate in Africa Youth Cup
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Bayelsa State’s Restoration Starlets will take part in the maiden edition of the Africa Youth Cup (AYC) slated for April 19-27 in Praia, Cape Verde. Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Affairs and Media Director of the Governor Seriake Dickson Football Tournament otherwise known as the Restoration Cup, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, who disclosed this []The post Bayelsa Starlets to participate in Africa Youth Cup appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NRA issues code of conduct to NNL referees
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA has issued a code of conduct to its members involved in the officiating of the Nigeria National League (NNL) matches which commenced yesterday in the country. While releasing the Code of Conduct to the state councils to arm referees on the dos and don’ts expected of them before, during and []The post NRA issues code of conduct to NNL referees appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NBBF plans training for technical officials
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Arrangements have been concluded by the Nigeria Basketball Federation to organize a 3-day training and refresher course for its technical officials ahead of the new basketball season in Nigeria. The Technical representative on the NBBF board, Adamu Janlong made this known to newsmen on Monday in Abuja ahead of the federation’s stakeholders meeting on Saturday. []The post NBBF plans training for technical officials appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Leicester’s Vardy available for Newcastle clash
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is fit for Friday’s Premier League game against Newcastle United after recovering from a minor groin issue, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Vardy scored two goals in Leicester’s 4-1 victory against relegated Huddersfield Town last Saturday and was substituted towards the end of the match with the problem. ‘He’s absolutely fine. []The post Leicester’s Vardy available for Newcastle clash appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bauchi PDM suspends chairman, secretary
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
A faction of the Bauchi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has suspended its state chairman, Alkali Abdu, and Secretary, Sani Mohammed Waziri over alleged anti-party activities. They were replaced by the PDM chairman, Katagum local government, Alhaji Muhammadu Jaudo and Alhaji Adamu Hassan, PDM chairman, Ganjuwa local government who will act as []The post Bauchi PDM suspends chairman, secretary appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Interfaith prayer for Buhari, Osinbajo to hold in Abuja
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
A one million man interfaith prayer rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ‘will hold in Abuja. Speaking at the inauguration of the planning committee for the prayer in Abuja, Archbishop Leonard Bature Kawas’, chief convener of the event, said the prayer session would be for a successful swearing in []The post Interfaith prayer for Buhari, Osinbajo to hold in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Edo 2020: I’ll not succumb to intimidation ‘ Gen Airhiavbere
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
A former governorship aspirant in Edo State on the platform of the APC, retired Major General Charles Airhiavbere, says no amount of intimidation will stop him from participating in the governorship primary election. Airhiavbere contested the Edo State gubernatorial election in 2012 on the platform of the PDP. According to him, despite his purported suspension []The post Edo 2020: I’ll not succumb to intimidation ‘ Gen Airhiavbere appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Omisore’s supporters pledge loyalty to Oyetola
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun State under the leadership of Senator Iyiola Omisore has pledged full support for the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. One of the leaders of the party, Dr Yemi Farounbi, gave the assurance in Osogbo during a courtesy call on Oyetola by SDP leaders in the state. Farounbi expressed []The post Omisore’s supporters pledge loyalty to Oyetola appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Speakership: Group charges APC on equity, justice
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
A group called Legislative Advocacy and Research Bureau has advised the leadership of APC to ensure equitable justice in the zoning of leadership positions in the 9th Assembly. Spokesman of the group, Salihu Abdullahi, who gave the advice, yesterday, in Abuja in a press statement, urged APC National Working Committee (NWC) to ensure that its []The post Speakership: Group charges APC on equity, justice appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gov Ganduje inaugurates 100-man committee
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Wednesday inaugurated a 100-man transition and inauguration committee ahead of May 29, 2019 when the new administration will begin work. Ganduje who inaugurated the committee at the Government House ‘Kano said their task was to ensure that the machinery of government continue to roll smoothly.’ The governor ‘said []The post Gov Ganduje inaugurates 100-man committee appeared first on Daily Trust.
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We’re not absorbing pioneer N-Power volunteers into civil service- FG
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The Federal Government has debunked rumours of absorbing pioneer volunteers of the N-power scheme into its civil service. Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job creation and Youth Empowerment, revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. ”To the best of my []The post We’re not absorbing pioneer N-Power volunteers into civil service- FG appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nullify APGA’s victory in Idemili South constituency- APC urges tribunal
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the Anambra Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Awka to nullify the election of Mr Chukwuka Ezenwune of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as winner of Idemili South constituency. Ezenwune was declared winner of the March 9 state assembly election for Idemili South constituency by the Independent National Electoral []The post Nullify APGA’s victory in Idemili South constituency- APC urges tribunal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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