Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Saturday 13th April 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

Winners, losers of 2019 polls and a phone call
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Just like what happened in 2015, Nigeria’s political landscape was awash with many surprising victories and losses following the 2019 general elections. But the point of departure was how the contenders reacted to the outcome. The response after the presidential and other elections, this time around, differed significantly from the scenario in 2015 when []The post Winners, losers of 2019 polls and a phone call appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why vote buying can’t be eradicated ‘ Prof. Munzali
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
A former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) and current Pro-Chancellor, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Prof. Munzali Jibril, bares his mind on the 2019 elections and the state of insecurity in the country. Excerpts: Daily Trust: What is your assessment of the 2019 General Elections’ Prof. Munzali Jibril: I think they went []The post Why vote buying can’t be eradicated ‘ Prof. Munzali appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari leaves Abuja on Saturday to attend CEN-SAD meeting in N’Djamena
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday for N’Djamena to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD). Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, confirmed the movement in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Shehu []The post Buhari leaves Abuja on Saturday to attend CEN-SAD meeting in N’Djamena appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Presidency clears air on Nigerian executed in Saudi
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Federal Government on Friday said that drugs were hidden in the body of Kudirat Afolabi, who was executed in Saudi Arabia on April 1. It said Afolabi was among the 20 persons arrested with drugs hidden in their body parts. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Relations and the Diaspora, Mrs []The post Presidency clears air on Nigerian executed in Saudi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Aviation College llorin gets new approval to train pilots for another two years
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The International Aviation College in llorin has received new approval to train pilots for two years from the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The college disclosed this in llorin on Friday in a statement signed by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Benedict Adeyileka. According to the statement, the approval for two years followed satisfactory re-certification []The post Aviation College llorin gets new approval to train pilots for another two years appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NAF wants evidence on alleged bombing of wrong targets in Zamfara
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has called on anyone with evidence that innocent civilians were targeted by the NAF during its recent air strikes in Zamfara, to produce such evidence. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made the request in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He urged anyone with []The post NAF wants evidence on alleged bombing of wrong targets in Zamfara appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buratai commends troops over defeat of Boko Haram insurgents in Damaturu
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday lauded the doggedness of gallant troops over defeat of Boko Haram insurgents at Maisadari community in the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe. In a statement, Lt. Njoka Irabor, the Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed that the commendation was []The post Buratai commends troops over defeat of Boko Haram insurgents in Damaturu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UN wants eradication of cultural hindrances against children, women
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The United Nations (UN) has advocated the eradication of certain cultural practices that undermine the rights of the children and prevent the girl child from maximizing her full potentials. The representative of the UN Women, Mr Peter Mancha, said this Friday in Abuja at a two-day workshop on gender and child rights, organised by the []The post UN wants eradication of cultural hindrances against children, women appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigerian breaks 100-year old record at Mysore varsity, bags 20 medals
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
A First Class Chemistry Graduate of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, (UDUS), Stella Emelife Chinello, has broken a 100-year old record at the Mysore University,India, where she was decorated with 20 Gold Medals and five cash prize awards at the 99th Convocation Ceremony of the University. She emerged as the best graduating student, UDUS Vice []The post Nigerian breaks 100-year old record at Mysore varsity, bags 20 medals appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Candidates lament over inability to write JAMB exams
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
JAMB candidates assigned to write the JAMB CBT-based examination in Flourish Computer Centre, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State have lamented over the inability of the centre to conduct the exams for the candidates. Affected candidates thronged the gate of Flourish Computer Centre located on 101 Goodluck Jonathan Boulevard along Nung Oku junction, Uyo, appealing to the []The post Candidates lament over inability to write JAMB exams appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UTME: Medical student, another undergraduate arrested over alleged impersonation
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it arrested a third year medical student and another undergraduate for attempting to write the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for candidates. The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday []The post UTME: Medical student, another undergraduate arrested over alleged impersonation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Uyo: Parents express disappointment over poor conduct of JAMB exams
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Parents of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam candidates who were assigned to write the examination in Flourish Computer Centre, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State have expressed their disappointment over the poor conduct of the the exams for the candidates. Hon. Victor Etienam, father to one of the candidates said the management of the []The post Uyo: Parents express disappointment over poor conduct of JAMB exams appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG urges stakeholders to widen sensitisation on NECO registration
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Federal Ministry of Education has called on states, local governments and religious organisations to embark on intensive sensitisation in order to bring more pupils on board in its NECO examination. Minister of Education Adamu Adamu made this known in Abuja on Friday during the 12th Edition of the ministerial press briefing. The National Examination []The post FG urges stakeholders to widen sensitisation on NECO registration appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UTME:JAMB committed to resolving all challenges’Official
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Mr Sola Kuye, the Coordinator of the JAMB Zonal Office in Ibadan, has given an assurance that all registered candidates would write the 2019 University Tertiary Matriculation Examination in spite of some challenges currently being experienced. Kuye gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Friday while []The post UTME:JAMB committed to resolving all challenges’Official appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sudan’s military council says it will not hand over al-Bashir to ICC
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Sudan’s transitional military council on Friday said that it would not hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial. Omer Zainal-Abdin, the Chairman of the Political Committee in Sudan’s Transitional Military Council, said this at a news conference in the capital Khartoum. ‘We, as a military council, and during []The post Sudan’s military council says it will not hand over al-Bashir to ICC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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DR Congo troops kill 36 Burundi rebels in east ‘ Army
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Congolese troops killed 36 Burundian rebels in clashes with two armed groups in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo and three soldiers were also killed, the DRC Army said on Friday. The Congolese army mounted a series of operations between April 6 and April 8 in the eastern province of South Kivu aimed at []The post DR Congo troops kill 36 Burundi rebels in east ‘ Army appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bomb in market kills 16 in southwest Pakistan ‘ Officials
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
A bomb hidden between bags of potatoes at an outdoor Pakistani market killed at least 16 people on Friday, half of them ethnic Hazaras, officials said, in an attack apparently aimed at minority Shi’ite Muslims. ‘No fewer than 30 people were wounded in the blast in the southwestern city of Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province,” []The post Bomb in market kills 16 in southwest Pakistan ‘ Officials appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Father, son charged for beheading of woman, granddaughter in Cambodia
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
A Cambodian farmer and his son have been charged with the beheading murders of a woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter whose bodies were found in a forest, authorities said on Friday. The Kampong Cham Provincial Court charged the two men with murder with aggravating circumstances on Thursday, said James McCabe, operations director of the Child []The post Father, son charged for beheading of woman, granddaughter in Cambodia appeared first on Daily Trust.
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WHO prequalifies chewable dewormer for children
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The World Health Organisation has prequalified a chewable formulation of deworming medicine mebendazole, making it available to treat children as young as one. Vermox, trade name for the 500mg mebendazole tablets produced by the pharmaceutical firm Janssen, one of the companies of Johnson & Johnson, will be donated to the WHO, which manages and coordinates []The post WHO prequalifies chewable dewormer for children appeared first on Daily Trust.
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There’s a buzz about energised water
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
A21st-century technology is creating a buzz about the water you drink, but it all comes down to one-part oxygen and two parts hydrogen’that’s, er, water. ‘Naturally, people should drink enough water daily. It helps regenerate the cells, it helps the cells to purge off their toxins and help ensure cellular hydration,’ says physician Dr Shaye []The post There’s a buzz about energised water appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sokoto deputy Governor immunizes self against polio
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The deputy Governor of Sokoto state, Mannir Daniya has immunized himself against polio while flagging off 2019 immunization exercise at Illela local government of the state. According to Daniya, the vaccines are safe and unharmful. He called on parents to allow their children to be immunized which he said was for their own good and []The post Sokoto deputy Governor immunizes self against polio appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019: MY VOTE IS’ (13) FOR BOLA AHMED TINUBU
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
In conclusion of our series MY VOTE IS’FOR or AGAINST (also available at https://linkedin.com/in/bala-muhammad-0784384), we today celebrate a politician who has epitomised contemporary leadership, mentorship and political dexterity over the past several years, but especially since 2015. Despite all odds, he also ‘delivered’ during these 2019 elections like he did in 2015. This politician is []The post 2019: MY VOTE IS’ (13) FOR BOLA AHMED TINUBU appeared first on Daily Trust.
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End cabotage waiver to foreign vessels, stakeholders tell FG
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Some stakeholders in maritime on Friday advised the Federal Government to abolish cabotage waivers to foreign vessels and grant incentives that would encourage indigenous ship ownership in the spirit and letter of the Cabotage Act. The stakeholders gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State. They said it []The post End cabotage waiver to foreign vessels, stakeholders tell FG appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NSE moves 232.77m shares in positive trading
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday moved 232.77 million shares valued N1.97 billion exchanged in 2,677 deals. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was in contrast with a turnover of 224.03 million worth N2.10 billion on Thursday. An analysis of the activity chart indicates that Sovereign Trust Insurance was the most []The post NSE moves 232.77m shares in positive trading appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AXA Mansard introduces cash-back term life product
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
AXA Mansard Insurance Plc, a member of the AXA Group has introduced a new Cash-Back Term Life product as part of its quest to improve the ease of adoption of term life insurance and hence boost insurance penetration in Nigeria. With cash-back term life, as against the traditional term life plan, AXA Mansard’s customers will []The post AXA Mansard introduces cash-back term life product appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Borno’s PVC pipe factory set to commence take-off ‘ Ali
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Engineer Ibrahim Ali, a former Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and Coordinator of Borno State’s industrialization program, says the PVC pipe factory which will begin to roll out within the week has the capacity to produce Chad’s one year demand in just one month. What is the Borno PVC pipe factory all about’ It []The post Borno’s PVC pipe factory set to commence take-off ‘ Ali appeared first on Daily Trust.
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3SC, Wolves, ABS, Kaduna United lead chase for NPFL tickets
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
After several months of delay, the 2019 Nigerian National League on Wednesday with matches played across the country as the 42 registered clubs jostle for the four available tickets to the Nigeria Professional Football League. In attempt to meet up with the May 29 deadline given by CAF for all domestic competitions on the continent []The post 3SC, Wolves, ABS, Kaduna United lead chase for NPFL tickets appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Seni Saraki: Golden Eaglets will fly high at 2019 AFCON in Tanzania
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Chairman of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Football Club, Ilorin, Seni Saraki has expressed confidence that the national U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets will do the nation proud by winning the 2019 AFCON in Tanzania. He disclosed this on Tuesday when he paid the team a surprised farewell visit at their training ground in Abuja. []The post Seni Saraki: Golden Eaglets will fly high at 2019 AFCON in Tanzania appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Thrilling climax to the season
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
As the season’s end is getting ever closer the battle for the Premier League title between Liverpool and Manchester City is incredibly close. But so is the fight for third and fourth places with five points separating Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United. I cannot think of more dramatic and exciting end to a season []The post Thrilling climax to the season appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Depleted Golden Eaglets hunt for third AFCON title
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Ahighly depleted national U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets will kick-start their campaign at the 2019 Africa U-17 Championship tomorrow in Tanzania when they battle the host team in the opening match of group A. The five time world champions who have failed to dominate the continental competition are gunning for their third AFCON title, []The post Depleted Golden Eaglets hunt for third AFCON title appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Munguia makes fourth defence of WBO belt
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Mexico’s Jaime Munguia defends his WBO junior-middleweight belt for the fourth time when he meets Dennis Hogan from Ireland at the Arena Monterrey in Mexico tonight. The 22-year-old Munguia (32-0; 26) will be having his fifth world title fight in only 11 months. Munguia won the WBO belt in May 2018 with a fourth-round stoppage []The post Munguia makes fourth defence of WBO belt appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Unheralded Atalanta threaten to upset the apple cart
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Defying the economics of modern European football, unheralded Atalanta are threatening to deny AC Milan their long-awaited return to the Champions League. Atalanta have never played in Europe’s flagship competition, and would not have initially been considered as contenders for one of the four places. The Bergamo outfit are the sort of middle-ranking European club []The post Unheralded Atalanta threaten to upset the apple cart appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Valverde set to ring the changes for treble-chasing Barca
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Into the final of the Copa del Rey and with a comfortable 11-point lead at the top of La Liga, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is expected to give a number of fringe players a chance when they visit bottom side Huesca on Saturday. Treble-chasing Barca, who hold a 1-0 lead going into the second leg []The post Valverde set to ring the changes for treble-chasing Barca appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AFCON 2019: Nigeria battle Madagascar, Guinea,Burundi
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Six groups consisting of 24 national teams have been drawn for the 2019 edition of the African Cup Of Nations (AFCON). The continental football fiesta is scheduled to hold in Egypt between June and July with the Super Eagles taking on Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea in the group stage. The draw was conducted Friday evening []The post AFCON 2019: Nigeria battle Madagascar, Guinea,Burundi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ex-Falconet coach, ex-Ghanaian star appointed coaches for new football club
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Former skipper of Cross River State-owned UNICEM Rovers Football Club for 10 years, Phillips Amissah has been appointed as coach of the resuscitated AMEN BOYZ FC. The Ghanaian football star played in the club in the 1980s for over 20 years before returning to play in his national team. Similarly, Coach Edwin Okon, the former []The post Ex-Falconet coach, ex-Ghanaian star appointed coaches for new football club appeared first on Daily Trust.
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