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Youths pass vote of confidence on Akpabio
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
A group of youths from Akwa Ibom State across the senatorial districts under the auspices of the Ibom Future Leaders Forum (IFLF) have passed a vote of confidence on Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, representing Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District. They said the former two-time governor of the state has touched the lives of the people []The post Youths pass vote of confidence on Akpabio appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police kill 9 bandits along Kaduna ‘ Abuja road
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Nigeria Police Force has said its operatives on Operation Puff Adder killed nine suspected bandits during a gunfight at Akilbu forest, off the Kaduna-Abuja expressway. Police spokesperson Frank Mba said in a statement yesterday that two other members of the gang escaped with gunshot wounds. He said efforts to root out criminal elements terrorizing []The post Police kill 9 bandits along Kaduna ‘ Abuja road appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NASS leadership: Lawan, others can meet opposition ‘ APC
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is not opposed to the consultations Senator Ahmed Lawan and others are holding with members of the opposition over the election of leaders into the 9th National Assembly. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, who reacted yesterday, said contrary to the view that the party []The post NASS leadership: Lawan, others can meet opposition ‘ APC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why APC failed in Oyo ‘ Group
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
A socio-political group within the Oyo State chapter of the APC, under the banner of Oyo APC Reformers, has attributed the failure of the party in the last general elections to the apolitical nature of some of the people currently appointed into federal positions from the state. The group, in a statement signed by its []The post Why APC failed in Oyo ‘ Group appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bauchi gov-elect: 5 SANs, others to defend me at tribunal
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Bauchi State governor-elect Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has said that five Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs)’ and other lawyers will defend him at the Election Petitions Tribunal. Mohammed said this while answering questions at a meeting with over 100 members of the Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience (BOBALAC) which promised to offer free legal []The post Bauchi gov-elect: 5 SANs, others to defend me at tribunal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sokoto APC wants N’West National Vice Chairman sacked
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Sokoto State Executive Committee of the APC has passed a vote of no confidence on the party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Malam Inuwa Abdulkadir. A statement signed by the state’s APC Chairman, Alhaji Bello Danchadi, yesterday in Sokoto, said the decision was taken after a meeting in Sokoto. ‘The executive committees of the []The post Sokoto APC wants N’West National Vice Chairman sacked appeared first on Daily Trust.
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S/Court receives records of appeal on Zamfara APC suit
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Supreme Court has received the records of appeal in the appeal challenging the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, on the conduct of primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State. The appeal before the apex court was filed by the governor-elect of the state, Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris and []The post S/Court receives records of appeal on Zamfara APC suit appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2 APC candidates claim Kwara assembly seat
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Two APC candidates, Abdulwaheed Gbenga Yussuf and Mariam Joy Adeniran, are laying claim to the Kwara State House of Assembly seat for Essa/Shawo/Igbodun constituency in Offa Local Government Area. A gender-based non-governmental organisation, under the aegis of Coalition of Women Associations in Kwara State, has also raised an alarm over alleged attempt to infringe on []The post 2 APC candidates claim Kwara assembly seat appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okorocha tasks Ihedioha on free education
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has advised the incoming administration not to abandon any of his legacy projects, especially the free education policy of his administration. Okorocha spoke when he received the new manager of Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Mrs Rejoice Ndudinachi, who paid him a courtesy call at the government house. He []The post Okorocha tasks Ihedioha on free education appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ilorin indigenes in Yola charge Kwara gov-elect
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Ilorin Emirate’s indigenes resident in Yola, Adamawa State, have charged the governor-elect of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, to engage the youth in his administration. Under the aegis of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), Yola branch, the group also congratulated the governor-elect on his election. In a statement made available to our correspondent, the []The post Ilorin indigenes in Yola charge Kwara gov-elect appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Anambra’s simple burial bill
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Anambra State Assembly last week tackled an issue that had dominated discourse in the state for some time. It passed a bill to control expenditure during burial and funeral ceremonies in the state. The bill, which was sponsored by Charles Ezeani, member representing Anaocha II Constituency, seeks to cut down the cost of burial []The post Anambra’s simple burial bill appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Deploying technology to secure Nigeria
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
One of my favourite Indira Ghandi quotes is this one about violent death: ‘If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.’ Prophetic! She died in the hands of assassins. []The post Deploying technology to secure Nigeria appeared first on Daily Trust.
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IL0 for beginners (I)
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The 108th session of the International Labour Conference of ILO holds from 10th to 21st of June 2019. This year’s session assumes a special and historic significance. It marks the 90th anniversary of the specialised agency of the United Nations. ILO has come of age with 100 years of rich history in promotion of peace []The post IL0 for beginners (I) appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nana Shettima and her 3 strange characters
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Working as a resident journalist in some northern and southern states in Nigeria, gave me opportunities of seeing in close proximity, how persons in the corridors of power, particularly wives of Governors, exert influences with honour and notoriety. But let’s be very clear. I do not claim to know wives of all former and serving []The post Nana Shettima and her 3 strange characters appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police Inspector on the run, five arrested over murder
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
A police Inspector attached to the Trinity Division, Lagos State Police Command, Dania Ojo, is on the run after his team allegedly shot dead a 29-year-old girl, Ada Ifeanyi, at the Ajegunle area of the state. Five other members of the team have since been arrested over their alleged involvement in the shooting that also []The post Police Inspector on the run, five arrested over murder appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Adulterated engine oil lands MD in trouble
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, has fixed the trial of a businessman, Cajetan Chike Muonagolu, who the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) charged to court with allegedly dealing in adulterated engine oil, for May 20, 2019. Cajetan and his company, Richbon Nigeria Limited, of Plot 242, Oshodi-Apapa expressway, Odolowu bus []The post Adulterated engine oil lands MD in trouble appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Magodo residents move against incessant fire outbreak
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Residents of Magodo in Lagos at the weekend vowed to reduce to the barest minimum cases of fire outbreak that have rocked the community in the last few months. To this end, a fire safety seminar has been organised by the Magodo Phase 2 Muslim Association to acquaint the residents with tips and practices to []The post Magodo residents move against incessant fire outbreak appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Task Force issues 72-hour quit notice to food vendors operating opposite Airport Hotel
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce, Olayinka Egbeyemi, yesterday issued a 72-hour notice to food vendors operating on an access road opposite the Airport Hotel, Awolowo Road, Ikeja, to relocate from there or face the wrath of the law. Egbeyemi noted that the activities of the traders were preventing residents of the area from []The post Task Force issues 72-hour quit notice to food vendors operating opposite Airport Hotel appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kano: Fire razes 35 shops in Kurmin Yan-nama market
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Kano State Fire Service says 35 temporary shops have been destroyed by fire at Kurmin Yan-nama Market in the state. The spokesman of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, confirmed the incident while speaking with newsmen in Kano on Sunday. He said 27 of the shops were completely razed, while eight were slightly burnt. ‘We received []The post Kano: Fire razes 35 shops in Kurmin Yan-nama market appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tragedy averted as kerosene-loaded tanker overturns in Owerri
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Tragedy was averted in Owerri on Sunday afternoon when a kerosene-laden tanker overturned its tanks, spilling more than 33,000 litres of its contents on the road. Our correspondent gathered that the tanker, with registration no. XK 748 AGL was coming from Port Harcourt to one of the outlets in Owerri. The tanker was said to []The post Tragedy averted as kerosene-loaded tanker overturns in Owerri appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Two Benue varsity students drown in River Benue
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Two students of Benue State University (BSU) have drowned in River Benue while allegedly swimming in the river during the weekend. Our correspondent gathered that the victims were a 100 level male student of Computer Science and a 100 level female medical student. It was also learnt that the affected students were among some of []The post Two Benue varsity students drown in River Benue appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Healthcare: NMA urges FG to improve infrastructure, doctors’ remuneration
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), South South Zone, has advised the Federal Government to improve on the country’s health infrastructure, working conditions and remuneration of doctors to curb mass migration of Nigerian doctors to other countries. The Association stated this in a Communiqu released at the end of the South South Zonal Executive Council Meeting []The post Healthcare: NMA urges FG to improve infrastructure, doctors remuneration appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Running for the history books
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
For a man who enters his second and constitutionally final term in office as President of Nigeria, many people think he is through with running. To the extent that a former president in Nigeria is not expected by haughty local culture to seek election into any lesser office, then he has finished running in elections. []The post Running for the history books appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG woos global Investors, says reforms are paying off
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed has assured global investors that Nigeria is ready for business as it has improved significantly the ease of doing business and other reforms. The Minister stated this while wooing investors who attended the 2019 World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting in Washington DC, United States of America, assuring them []The post FG woos global Investors, says reforms are paying off appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Crude oil drilling in the North will boost Nigeria’s reserves ‘ Fawibe
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Dr Diran Fawibe is the Chief Executive Officer, International Energy Services (IES). In this interview, Fawibe explains why crude oil drilling in the North is necessary; why it has been difficult for promoters of modular refineries to see their dream come true; the need for the Federal Government to expedite action on the Petroleum Industry []The post Crude oil drilling in the North will boost Nigeria’s reserves ‘ Fawibe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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No plans to remove fuel subsidy now ‘ FG
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
As fuel scarcity hits parts of Southwest ‘No cause for alarm ‘ PPPRA The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed has said the federal government will not remove subsidy at this moment because there are no buffers to cushion the effects. The minister made the commitment yesterday at the closing press briefing at the []The post No plans to remove fuel subsidy now ‘ FG appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Centre to launch logistics, supply chain industry report
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The African Centre for Supply Chain is set to launch the 2018 edition of Nigeria Logistics and Supply Chain Industry report to reveal the impact of logistics infrastructure on national competiveness. The report, due for launch in May 9, 2019, would unravel the implications of the logistics infrastructure decay and the impact across various industries. []The post Centre to launch logistics, supply chain industry report appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Forum wants FG to reduce TSA charges
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Aforum, United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRP), has urged the Federal Government to immediately review the Treasury Single Account (TSA) with a view to eliminating or reducing the charges being borne by Nigerians. The Executive Director of the UGRP, Shalom Olaseni, who made the demand at the weekend in Abuja at a media conference, also []The post Forum wants FG to reduce TSA charges appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Deal or no deal, Brexit effect on Nigeria may be insignificant ‘ CBN
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiele has assured that the outcome of Britain’s decision to stay or exit the European Union will not adversely impact much on the Nigerian economy. Emefiele made the assertion while briefing Nigerian journalists at the just concluded World Bank/International Monetary Fund Spring meetings in Washington DC, yesterday. []The post Deal or no deal, Brexit effect on Nigeria may be insignificant CBN appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Alleged fraud : Etiebet wants Access, Diamond Bank merger nullified
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Chief Don Etiebet, a former minister of Petroleum, wants the highly publicised landmark merger between Access Bank and Diamond Bank nullified. In the petition to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Etiebet drew the attention of SEC to the fact that Access Bank and its Managing Director Herbert Wigwe and other executive directors are currently []The post Alleged fraud : Etiebet wants Access, Diamond Bank merger nullified appeared first on Daily Trust.
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No plan to remove fuel subsidy now ‘ FG
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
The Federal Government has again clarified its stance on the removal of fuel subsidy, saying it had no plan to do so in the immediate future. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said this on Sunday at the briefing by the Nigerian delegation on the outcome of their meetings with investors and institutions at []The post No plan to remove fuel subsidy now ‘ FG appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Eaglets edge Tanzania in Africa U-17 Cup of Nations opener
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets yesterday defeated hosts Tanzania 5-4 in the opening match of the 13th Africa U-17 Cup of Nations played in Dar es Salaam. The five-time world champions threw away several opportunities in a match they had in their hands but almost threw away as a result of sluggish marking, carelessness at the rear []The post Eaglets edge Tanzania in Africa U-17 Cup of Nations opener appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Salah screamer earns Liverpool vital win against Chelsea
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
A spectacular strike from Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool maintain their two point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League title race with a 2-0 win over Chelsea at Anfield yesterday. City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace earlier on Sunday meaning Liverpool have 85 points with four games to go and City are on 83 []The post Salah screamer earns Liverpool vital win against Chelsea appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Semitoje warns Eagles against complacency in Group B games
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
A defender with Nigeria’s 1994 Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad Isaac Semitoje is cautiously optimistic that the Nigerian national team have the wherewithal to reach the latter stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but has warned Gernot Rohr and his team to start strongly. The Eagles will play Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea on []The post Semitoje warns Eagles against complacency in Group B games appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Frenchman wins ITF Tombim Open as Dayak Championship serves off
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Second-seed, Sadio Doumbia, yesterday defeated fellow Frenchman Jaimee Floyd-Angele 6-4, 6-3 to win the Tombim Abuja Open. Doumbia had defeated third-seeded Arjun Kunhe in a nail-biting clash which ended 7-6, 7-6 in the semifinal and was wary of his unseeded countryman’s threat following his triumph in the all-French affair semifinal against Dan Added, and he []The post Frenchman wins ITF Tombim Open as Dayak Championship serves off appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Woods wins thrilling Masters
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Tiger Woods produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major. There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka. The []The post Woods wins thrilling Masters appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Milaw wins Paris marathon
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Abrha Milaw bettered his personal best to upset two-time defending champion Paul Lonyangata and win the Paris marathon as Ethiopian runners shone in the French capital yesterday. Milaw powered away with less than three kilometres to go to complete the 42.195km in two hours seven minutes and five seconds, improving his previous best mark by []The post Milaw wins Paris marathon appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Plateau-born Pam, Peter emerge winners of 11th Ibadan City Marathon
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Plateau-born Deborah Pam has emerged four-time winner of the female category in the 42km Ibadan City Marathon race. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)reports that Pam and Istifanos Peter emerged winners of the female and male categories respectively in the 11th edition of the race held on Sunday in Ibadan. The marathon was organised by []The post Plateau-born Pam, Peter emerge winners of 11th Ibadan City Marathon appeared first on Daily Trust.
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