Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Thursday 18th April 2019

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Kogi PDP chairmanship aspirant vows to reposition party
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Ahead of July, 2019, PDP state congress in Kogi State, an aspirant for the chairmanship, Mr. Fidelis Alfa, has expressed determination to reposition the party for victory in the November governorship election in the state, and beyond. Mr. Alfa noted that the problem with PDP in the state was that of leadership, adding that the []The post Kogi PDP chairmanship aspirant vows to reposition party appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC primary: Court strikes out suit against Na’Allah
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A Federal High Court sitting in Birnin Kebbi has struck out a suit filed by Prince Sule Sani Iko challenging the victory of Bala Ibn Na’Allah in the primary election that produced him as candidate of the APC for the House of Representatives. Delivering the judgement that lasted for 40 minutes, Justice Sunday Onu Bassey []The post APC primary: Court strikes out suit against Na’Allah appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Youths begin ‘40% representation in governance’ campaign
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Some youths, led by the National Youth leader of the APC, Sadiq Abubakar, have commenced a campaign seeking at least 40 per cent of their peers in governance. President Muhammadu Buhari had after winning election for a second term, said he would give priority to women and youths in his cabinet. The campaign featured members []The post Youths begin ‘40% representation in governance’ campaign appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group urges APC to allow N/East senators decide on senate presidency
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A political group, Amalgamated North East Consultative Forum (ANECF) has called on the leadership of the APC to allow senators from the region to choose a candidate for the presidency of the 9th Senate. The group, which was rooting for ‘Sen. Danjuma Goje to become the next senate president, made the call yesterday at a []The post Group urges APC to allow N/East senators decide on senate presidency appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Very low health insurance cover
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The result of a recent survey, which shows that ‘only nine percent of the country’s population have subscribed to the National Health Insurance Scheme [NHIS]’ is appalling. The survey also indicates that as many as 89 per cent of Nigerians pay for their health care services out-of-pocket. This situation negates the goal of NHIS, which []The post Very low health insurance cover appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reps: Lagos supplementary poll holds April
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, declared as inconclusive the Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency election conducted on February 23, 2019. INEC, therefore, fixed Saturday, April 27, 2019, for the conduct of a supplementary election. The declaration was made at the Federal Constituency Collation Centre in Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government Area office of INEC during a meeting []The post Reps: Lagos supplementary poll holds April appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Soldiers apprehend kidnappers, rescue hostages in Ondo
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, says its troops deployed in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have apprehended five kidnappers said to have been terrorising people of the area. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure on Wednesday by Capt. Victor Olukoya, the brigade’s Assistant Director, Public Relations. Olukoya []The post Soldiers apprehend kidnappers, rescue hostages in Ondo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sokoto: Tribunal grants order for substituted service on APC reps- elect
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Election Petition Tribunal in Sokoto State has granted candidate of the PDP in the Bodinga /Dange Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency election, Balarabe Shehu Kakale, an order of substituted service on the APC candidate, Shehu Aliyu. Kakale had in a motion exparte by his counsel, Barrister JC Shaka, sought leave for substituted service on Shehu Aliyu []The post Sokoto: Tribunal grants order for substituted service on APC reps- elect appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Eight killed, 148 injured in Plateau in 3 months ‘ FRSC
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Eight persons were killed and 148 others injured in 49 road crashes in Plateau between January and March, according to the state’s Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), command. Mr Andrew Bala, the Corps’ Public Education Officer in the state, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos that most of the crashes were []The post Eight killed, 148 injured in Plateau in 3 months ‘ FRSC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Army partners Edo, Delta Govts on Ejoor’s burial
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the Nigerian Army is collaborating with the Edo and Delta Governments to give the late Maj-Gen. David Ejoor a befitting burial. Buratai made this known during a condolence visit to the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli in his Warri. The COAS, accompanied by other []The post Army partners Edo, Delta Govts on Ejoor’s burial appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Imo North: INEC halts action on NASS seat
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has put on hold all actions and proceedings regarding the inconclusive election of the Imo North (Okigwe) senatorial seat. INEC had set up a committee to investigate the veracity or otherwise of allegations of misconduct in the February 23 Imo North senatorial election, following the inability of []The post Imo North: INEC halts action on NASS seat appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Innovative strategies and technologies driving access to finance in W/Africa
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
We at the Central Bank of Nigeria are open to attending conferences like the Future Banking Technology West Africa summit, because it gives us insights into emerging innovations in the financial, banking and technology landscape. It also provides an avenue for us to learn about innovative financial service solutions that could enhance delivery of development []The post Innovative strategies and technologies driving access to finance in W/Africa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kwara: Group roots for Popoola as speaker
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A group of members of the APC in Kwara State has said the rule of law and legislative experience should not be sacrificed on the altar of sectionalism when electing the Speaker of the House of Assembly. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin yesterday, members of Legacy Group/Foundation of the APC, said it would be counter-productive []The post Kwara: Group roots for Popoola as speaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why Nigeria must increase funding to agric sector
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
In the last few years, the Nigerian agricultural sector has not received adequate funding to catalyze a transformative growth in the sector. Recently, the amount to the sector as a percentage of the total budget revolves around 2 percent and less. Meanwhile, it has been widely noted that public spending in the agricultural sector is []The post Why Nigeria must increase funding to agric sector appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi: PDP begins move to reclaim Kogi in Nov
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Stakeholders of the PDP in Kogi State, yesterday, met with the national leadership of the party to reconcile the lingering crisis in Kogi East and map out strategies that will help them reclaim power in the November governorship election in the state. Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting, which lasted for about two []The post Kogi: PDP begins move to reclaim Kogi in Nov appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Insecurity: Time for drastic measures
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
It would definitely be an understatement to say that the National Security System and the Government have been overwhelmed by the security challenges in the last couple of years. The situation has reached a crisis proportion that demands declaration of state of emergency on insecurity in the country. People therefore would have every reason to []The post Insecurity: Time for drastic measures appeared first on Daily Trust.
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May 29: Buhari gives one week ultimatum to ministers for performance report
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Ahead of the May 29 swearing-in ceremony, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed ministers in his cabinet to submit a comprehensive ‘status reports on policies, programs and projects’ from their respective ministries, departments and agencies. This is contained in a circular issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Gida []The post May 29: Buhari gives one week ultimatum to ministers for performance report appeared first on Daily Trust.
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El-Amin: How Islamiyya lesson develops students’ knowledge
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
El-Amin International School, Minna, Niger State, has been running Islamiyya classes for Muslim students to develop and instill positive values in them, produce knowledgeable and religious graduates as well as God-fearing communities. The Director, Mohammed Babangida, said during their stay as boarding students, all Muslim students are required to attend Islamiyya lessons three times a []The post El-Amin: How Islamiyya lesson develops students’ knowledge appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dangote, Sunmonu bag ABU honorary degrees
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Billionaire businessman and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Hassan Adebayo Sunmonu, will be conferred with honorary doctorate degrees by Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria at its 41st convocation ceremony on April 27. A statement by the Public Affairs Directorate, issued in Abuja, yesterday, []The post Dangote, Sunmonu bag ABU honorary degrees appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Emir Sanusi wants basic education law amended
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has appealed to the Federal Government to amend the Universal Basic Education Act with a view to making girls’ education from primary to senior secondary school free and compulsory. The monarch emphasised that giving the girl-child sufficient and qualitative education about her rights and reproductive health would reduce []The post Emir Sanusi wants basic education law amended appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sokoto university admits 2,074 students
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Sokoto State University has matriculated 2,074 newly admitted students for the 2018/2019 academic session. The vice chancellor, Professor Sani Dangoggo, said 13,000 applied for admission into the university but only 2,074 were admitted. He urged the students to imbibe good character in their academic pursuit. He said the institution was known for its uncompromising []The post Sokoto university admits 2,074 students appeared first on Daily Trust.
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TETFund initiates fabrication of tools in Bida poly
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
From Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna The Tertiary Education Trust Fund has initiated the fabrication of manufacturing tools at the Federal Polytechnic Bida in Niger State. The rector of the polytechnic, Dr Abubakar Dzukogi, said so far TETFund has funded 28 of such projects in the institution with 45 staff members serving as principal fabricators and []The post TETFund initiates fabrication of tools in Bida poly appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Experts urge students to engage in entrepreneurship
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Entrepreneurs have advised students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, to engage in entrepreneurship before they graduate. Robert Onyebuchi Anwatu, Chairman of Roban Stores Nigeria, and Chief Rick Chidolue, owner of Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, gave the advice at the 9th Chike Okoli Centudies lecture series on ‘From Rags to Riches’ held at the university. []The post Experts urge students to engage in entrepreneurship appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Al-Hikmah to promote Arabic education
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Professor Taofeek Ibrahim, has said the institution will collaborate with other universities to strengthen Islamic and Arabic studies. Ibrahim said this while speaking at the closing of a four-day refresher workshop for judges, lecturers and teachers of Arabic and Islamic studies held at the university organised in collaboration []The post Al-Hikmah to promote Arabic education appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCE Yola offers undergraduate courses
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Federal College of Education (FCE), Yola, in affiliation with the University of Maiduguri, on Friday, matriculated 470 newly admitted students into its degree programme for the 2018/2019 academic session. The vice chancellor, University of Maiduguri, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, who spoke at the event, congratulated the 5th set of matriculants, admonishing them to be []The post FCE Yola offers undergraduate courses appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kaduna tackles ‘miracle’ exam centres
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Kaduna State Government says it has concluded plans to deal decisively with the mass exodus of public secondary school students to private ‘miracle’ centres to write the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) where they supposedly get higher marks. The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, who disclosed this at Government College Saminaka during []The post Kaduna tackles ‘miracle’ exam centres appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okorocha upgrades Imo poly to degree awarding institution
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has upgraded the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, to a full-fledged university. The institution is now to be known as Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo. The governor also inaugurated an implementation committee to oversee the immediate take off of the six universities, four polytechnics []The post Okorocha upgrades Imo poly to degree awarding institution appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Easter: Police assure FCT residents of adequate security
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The FCT police commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma, has assured residents of the territory of adequate security measures to protect them and their property during the Easter. In a statement by the command’s spokesman, ASP Danjuma Gajare Tanimu, issued to newsmen yesterday, the CP said the command has commenced massive deployment of plainclothes and uninformed police []The post Easter: Police assure FCT residents of adequate security appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCTA wants residents to become vaccine heroes
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The FCT Administration has called on residents to become vaccine heroes who will ensure that eligible persons get vaccinated on time. Malam Abubakar Adamu Bappah, Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, made the call in his address at the commencement of the 9th African Vaccination Week with theme ‘Protected Together, Vaccines Work’. He said vaccine []The post FCTA wants residents to become vaccine heroes appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NEPC lauds groups over 1st Abuja Easter food festival
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has lauded the Women Food Sellers Association of Nigeria (WFSAN) and Travel Market Partners (TMP)for launching the first Abuja Easter food festival. Mr Abubakar Marafa, an official of the council, who spoke with City News at Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the festival, yesterday, said he was impressed with []The post NEPC lauds groups over 1st Abuja Easter food festival appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2 teenagers get 2 months imprisonment each for stealing car batteries
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A Karshi Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, sentenced two teenagers, Simon Samuel, 19 and John Alias, 18, to two months imprisonment each for stealing two car batteries. The convicts, of Kugbo, Abuja, had pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust, theft and belonging to gang of thieves. In their []The post 2 teenagers get 2 months imprisonment each for stealing car batteries appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FCDA averts clash between army, police over disputed land
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Federal Capital Territory Development Authority (FCDA), on Wednesday, averted a clash between the army and police over ownership of land in the territory. The land in dispute, 11 hectares, is located around Kuje junction, Giri District, Airport Road. While the army had cleared the land and deployed some of its personnel to protect it, []The post FCDA averts clash between army, police over disputed land appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Farmers-Herders clash: Ekiti monarch faults police on death toll claim
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The traditional ruler of Iyemero, Ekiti State, Oba Ebenezer Ogungbemi, has dismissed the claim by the Commissioner of Police for the state, Mr Asuquo Amba, that the police preliminary report indicated that nobody died in an alleged attack by suspected herders against farmers in the community two days ago. Oba Ogungbemi insisted that the assailants []The post Farmers-Herders clash: Ekiti monarch faults police on death toll claim appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ondo govt donates relief materials to rainstorm victims
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Victims of rainstorms that ravaged some towns in the Akoko area of Ondo State last week have received some relief materials from the state government. Items donated included bundles of roofing sheets, various sizes of nails and other accessories. More than 600 families in Ikare and Supare Akoko had lost their homes and property worth []The post Ondo govt donates relief materials to rainstorm victims appeared first on Daily Trust.
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4 jobless youths held over armed robbery, remanded in prison
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
An Ikeja chief magistrate court has ordered that four unemployed young men who allegedly armed themselves with a locally made gun and robbed pedestrians at gunpoint be remanded at the Kirikiri prison, Lagos. The accused men are Chimezie Bright, 22; Babangida Abdullahi, 25; Toheeb Adeboye, 20; and Habeeb Olayinka, 19. The court also ordered the []The post 4 jobless youths held over armed robbery, remanded in prison appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Iponri market fire: REA promises to support affected traders
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) yesterday commiserated with the 17 shop owners at the Iponri market affected by the fire incident that occurred in the late hours of Tuesday. The REA has promised to provide the necessary support to the affected traders. The shops were part of those powered by a solar system under the []The post Iponri market fire: REA promises to support affected traders appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bus accident kills Law graduate
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos State has been reported dead after falling down from a yellow-painted commercial bus along the LASU-Isheri road in Lagos on Monday. Daily Trust learnt that the corps member, Akhigbe Nuel Odiase, who was said to be a Law graduate of the Ambrose Alli []The post Bus accident kills Law graduate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PERU: Former president commits suicide
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Former Peruvian President Alan Garca has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations. Mr Garca was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. His death was confirmed by current President Martn Vizcarra. A crowd of supporters gathered outside the hospital and were held back by a []The post PERU: Former president commits suicide appeared first on Daily Trust.
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DR CONGO: 150 people missing after boat capsized
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Search and rescue operations are under way in the Democratic Republic of Congo where at least 150 people were missing after a boat accident on Monday on Lake Kivu. Local fishermen are using motor-powered canoes to conduct the search. The wooden pirogue that capsized, while carrying cargo and passengers, was travelling from the Kituku near []The post DR CONGO: 150 people missing after boat capsized appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn’s home
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Climate change activists glued themselves to a train and others chained themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s home in a third day of protests. Extinction Rebellion protesters have been blocking traffic at Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus since Monday. Earlier, three activists were glued to a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train at Canary []The post UNITED KINGDOM: Activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn’s home appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PORTUGAL: Fuel shortages as tanker drivers begin strike
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Petrol stations across Portugal are running dry just days after tanker drivers began a nationwide strike over pay and conditions. The country declared an energy emergency on Tuesday, and drivers agreed to supply essential services including hospitals and airports. But widespread shortages have prompted queues at petrol stations across the country, while some have closed. []The post PORTUGAL: Fuel shortages as tanker drivers begin strike appeared first on Daily Trust.
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GERMANY: At least 28 tourists dead in bus accident
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A bus carrying German tourists has plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira leaving 28 people dead and others injured. The deaths were confirmed by Lusa, the national news agency. German newspaper Bild said the bus was carrying 50 passengers and the accident happened near the town of Canio. Portuguese []The post GERMANY: At least 28 tourists dead in bus accident appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SUDAN: Ex-President Omar al-Bashir moved to prison
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup. Reports say the ex-leader has until now been detained at the presidential residence and is surrounded by tight security. Months of protests in Sudan led to the ousting and arrest of the long-time []The post SUDAN: Ex-President Omar al-Bashir moved to prison appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UNITED STATES: Woman accused of Denver school threats found dead
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
An 18-year-old woman suspected of making threats to Denver-area schools has been found dead, the FBI says. Sol Pais was reportedly obsessed with the 1999 Columbine high school massacre, in which two teenagers murdered 12 students and a teacher. The alleged threat led to school closures for half a million students and a manhunt for []The post UNITED STATES: Woman accused of Denver school threats found dead appeared first on Daily Trust.
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IVORY COAST: Govt destroys 18,000 tonnes of dangerous rice
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Officials in Ivory Coast are destroying 18,000 tonnes of rice that has been declared unfit for human consumption. The shipment of rice, from Myanmar (also known as Burma), had been refused entry at several West African ports in recent weeks, including Lome, Conakry and Accra. The goods were finally unloaded in Abidjan and then tests []The post IVORY COAST: Govt destroys 18,000 tonnes of dangerous rice appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FRANCE Notre-Dame: Architects urged to design new spire
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
France is to invite architects from around the world to submit their designs for a new spire to sit atop a renovated Notre-Dame cathedral. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told reporters they hoped for ‘a new spire that is adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era’. The spire of the 850-year-old building was []The post FRANCE Notre-Dame: Architects urged to design new spire appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AUSTRALIA: Deer attack kills man and injures woman
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
A pet deer has gored a man to death and seriously injured his wife in a rare attack in Australia, police say. The man, 47, had gone to feed the stag on his property in Victoria when the attack happened on Wednesday. The woman suffered life-threatening injuries after going to her husband’s aid, local media []The post AUSTRALIA: Deer attack kills man and injures woman appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Imo: Doctors to embark on indefinite strike
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Imo state chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says its members on the employ of the state government will begin an indefinite strike by midnight on Thursday. The Chairman of the association, Dr Kyrian Duruewuru, announced the plan during an interaction with newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday. Duruewuru said that the action []The post Imo: Doctors to embark on indefinite strike appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dettol launches ‘Clean Naija’ campaign, unveils Funke Akindele-Bello as Brand Ambassador
Thu, 18 Apr 2019
Dettol, one of the leading anti-bacterial soap brands in Nigeria has launched its ‘Clean Naija’ Initiative, a campaign aimed at creating awareness, education and driving behavioural change to achieve a cleaner and healthier Nigeria. The launch also doubled as the unveiling of prominent Nollywood actress and multiple award-winning producer, Funke Akindele-Bello, as its brand ambassador. []The post Dettol launches ‘Clean Naija’ campaign, unveils Funke Akindele-Bello as Brand Am
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