Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Monday 29th April 2019

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New Minimum Wage Act
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
On Thursday last week, April 18, the new National Minimum Wage [Amendment] Act came into force when President Muhammadu Buhari signed it into law. It raised the national minimum wage from the current N18,000 a month to N30,000. For the Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC] and its allies that championed the protracted fight to raise the []The post New Minimum Wage Act appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Zamfara: APC wins all 14 LGAs, 147 councillorship seats
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The APC in Zamfara State has won all the 14 chairmanship and 147 councillorship positions in the local government council elections held last Saturday. Declaring the results in Gusau, the Chairman of the Zamfara State Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Garba Muhammad Danburam, said the APC won all the seats contested for in the elections. Danburam []The post Zamfara: APC wins all 14 LGAs, 147 councillorship seats appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NASS: Why I settled for dep speakership ‘ Maje
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The Member representing Wase Federal Constituency, Hon. Idris Ahmed Maje, has said he is now angling to become the deputy speaker instead of speaker. Prior to his decision to battle for the position of deputy speaker, Maje, a lawmaker from Plateau North Central, was among the lawmakers jostling for the position of speaker. Maje explained []The post NASS: Why I settled for dep speakership ‘ Maje appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Khadija Bukar Abba drops speakership ambition, opts for house leader
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The House of Representatives Member-elect from Yobe State, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has given reasons as to why she dropped her ambition of becoming the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. Mrs. Ibrahim, instead, said she would vie for the position of majority leader. The fourth-time legislator who will represent Damaturu, Tarmuwa, Gujba and []The post Khadija Bukar Abba drops speakership ambition, opts for house leader appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rivers: ADP gov’ship candidate drags Wike to tribunal
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the March 9, 2019, gubernatorial election in Rivers State, Victor Fingesi, has dragged Governor Nyesom Wike and the INEC to the election petitions tribunal. Fingesi who disclosed this at a press briefing in Port Harcourt, said the return of Wike as governor-elect of Rivers State []The post Rivers: ADP gov’ship candidate drags Wike to tribunal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC urged to zone speakership to S/East
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
A pressure group, Middle Belt Youth Movement for Unity, Equity, Fairness and Justice, has urged the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC to reconsider its zoning of office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South West. The spokesperson of the group, Comrade Aaron Mike Odeh, who addressed []The post APC urged to zone speakership to S/East appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC women aspirants want 35% cabinet appointments
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
A coalition, All Progressives Congress (APC) Women Forum, formed by women who contested in the primaries in 2019 but lost out, has called on the Buhari administration to give them appointive positions that will enhance gender parity in governance. National Coordinator of the group, Mrs. Adedoyin E. Eshanomi, who addressed a press conference in Abuja, []The post APC women aspirants want 35% cabinet appointments appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Aide threatens court action against those peddling lies against Tambuwal
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Yusuf A. Dingyadi, yesterday, threatened to sue those peddling lies against his principal. Dingyadi who stated this in Kaduna, said they would not allow propagandists to toil with the peaceful co-existence in Sokoto State established over the years. ‘They should desist []The post Aide threatens court action against those peddling lies against Tambuwal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Speakership: Open ballot system won’t work ‘ Lawmakers
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Amidst calls for the adoption of open ballot system in the election of presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly, two Lawmakers say the lower chamber’s laid down rules could not be disregarded. Reps Rimamnde Shawulu (PDP-Taraba) and Kehinde Agboola (PDP-Ekiti) made the remarks on Sunday, in separate interviews with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) []The post Speakership: Open ballot system won’t work ‘ Lawmakers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Tribunal: Over 60 lawyers forward names to Bauchi gov-elect
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Over 60 members of a legal group, Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience (BOBALAC), who promised to defend the Bauchi State Governor-elect, Senator Bala Mohammed, have submitted their names. BOBALAC, in a statement jointly signed by its Convener, Shipi Rabo Esq. and Secretary, Musa Abdullahi Esq, said it had redeemed the promise it made to []The post Tribunal: Over 60 lawyers forward names to Bauchi gov-elect appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Edo to deal with parents of pupils loitering during school hours
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The Edo state government says it will deal with parents and guardians whose children are found loitering around during school hours. The state government gave the warning yesterday as it announced that public and private schools in the state will resume on April 29, for the third term of the 2018/2019 academic session. A statement []The post Edo to deal with parents of pupils loitering during school hours appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ASUU directs its members to ignore 2019 Personnel Data Verification
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its members not to participate in the 2019 Personnel Data Verification form being distributed by the Budget Office of the federation, describing it as dubious. ASUU rejected a move by the Federal Government to use the 2019 personnel verification exercise to forcefully incorporate lecturers into the []The post ASUU directs its members to ignore 2019 Personnel Data Verification appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bida Poly donates shea butter processing centre to host community
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The Federal Polytechnic Bida has built and donated a Shea butter processing centre to the people of Ekosa community in Lavun local government area of Niger state as part of its effort at reviving local industry. The institution also donated electro-manual operated blowers to Dokodza and Tswatamukun communities within Bida town to aid production of []The post Bida Poly donates shea butter processing centre to host community appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ASUU strikes inimical to progress of universities ‘ Buhari
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari weekend decried incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other unions based in the country’s universities. The President made this known during the 41st convocation ceremony of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, saying that the strikes and threats of strike by the unions usually delay the graduation []The post ASUU strikes inimical to progress of universities ‘ Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dangote commissions N1.2 billion students’ hostel built for ABU
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The chairman of the Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, weekend commissioned N1.2 billion students hostel that the foundation constructed and donated to the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. The ceremony, which was part of the 41st convocation of the university, puts smile on the faces of students who were hitherto faced with acute shortage of hostel []The post Dangote commissions N1.2 billion students’ hostel built for ABU appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fed Poly Nasarawa matriculates 3,681, to commence degree programme
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, (FPN), has matriculated 3,681 students. They comprise 2,361 for National Diploma and 1,320 Higher National Diploma students for 2018 and 2019 academic session. Rector of the institution, Abdullahi Ahmed said, ‘I enjoin students at this 35th Matriculation ceremony to tolerate each other, live peacefully among yourselves, live in accordance with the rules []The post Fed Poly Nasarawa matriculates 3,681, to commence degree programme appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dangote donates N1.2bn students’ hostel to ABU
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated students’ hostel worth N1.2 billion to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hostel consist of 10 blocks of fully equipped complex with capacity to comfortably house 2,160 students. NAN also reports that the university had no additional []The post Dangote donates N1.2bn students’ hostel to ABU appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sri Lanka bans face coverings in wake of Easter bombings
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka has banned all kinds of clothing that cover the face and prevent identification, such as niqabs and burqas, officials said on Sunday, a week after the Easter bombings that left over 250 people dead. The ban does not directly refer to Muslim female garb, burqa and niqab, but was seen as a clear []The post Sri Lanka bans face coverings in wake of Easter bombings appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group builds 4 maternities on Nigeria-Niger border
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA), has constructed four 30-bed capacity maternity facilities in four council areas on the Nigeria-Niger border of Jigawa state. The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Captain Junaid Abdullahi, made this known, yesterday while speaking with Daily Trust in Gumel, the headquarters of Gumel LGA, saying border communities had suffered series of []The post Group builds 4 maternities on Nigeria-Niger border appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Poison ponmo seized in Lagos as authorities arrest 3
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The Lagos state government has confiscated a large amount of poisonous cow-skin and arrested three persons connected with the sale of toxic cow-skin popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ in Ojo and Iba local government and local council development areas of the State. This disclosure was made by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris. According []The post Poison ponmo seized in Lagos as authorities arrest 3 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG to develop patient safety guide
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The federal government says it will soon develop the National Patients Safety Guide as part of measures to ensure that patients are protect from unnecessary harm leading to death during medical treatment. The Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewale disclosed this at the weekend while delivering lecture titled Patient Safety in Nigeria during the []The post FG to develop patient safety guide appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Air Force targets 5,000 for medical outreach in Sokoto
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Nigerian Air Force has held a free medical outreach at Madorawa Community in Sokoto, with a target of 5,000 people. Commander 119 Composite Group, Nigerian Air Force Sokoto, Group Captain Muhammad Adamu Garba flagged off the exercise at the community where free test for different ailments such as malaria, HIV, Hepatitis, eye problems were carried []The post Air Force targets 5,000 for medical outreach in Sokoto appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria receives 4,000 vials of Anti-Snake venom drugs after months of paucity
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Nigeria, on Saturday, received 4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), ending months of acute shortage of the drug and bringing relief to victims of snakebites across the country. The paucity of the drug, which hit the country at the peak of snake-bites ‘ usually between January and April when the scorching heat forces snakes out []The post Nigeria receives 4,000 vials of Anti-Snake venom drugs after months of paucity appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I’ve no patience for underdevelopment ‘ AfDB President, Adesina
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is the 8th President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). In this exclusive interview with Daily Trust, Adesina, Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said he has no patience for underdevelopment having grown up in poverty. He speaks on investments and the need for African youth to focus on skills []The post I’ve no patience for underdevelopment ‘ AfDB President, Adesina appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why I donated hostel to ABU ‘ Dangote
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Moved by the soaring population of students in the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, at the weekend, donated a massive hostel valued at N1.2 billion. Dangote, Africa’s foremost businessman and Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), said the intervention was crucial to the educational sector when he donated the []The post Why I donated hostel to ABU Dangote appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Microfinance banks’ loans hit N482.896bn, CBN says
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The total loans granted by Micro Finance Banks (MFBs) to their customers stood at N482.896bn as at December, 2018, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said. Mr. Emeflele who delivered the keynote address at the 27th Seminar for Finance Correspondents and Business Editors held in Gombe, also said MFBs were []The post Microfinance banks’ loans hit N482.896bn, CBN says appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CBN unveils banknote fitness guidelines
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria will tomorrow launch its banknote fitness guidelines aimed at providing the general public with clear, acceptable criteria and standards for determining the quality of banknotes in circulation. The apex bank, in a release, noted that the objective of a banknote fitness standard is to ensure that banknotes meet the expectation []The post CBN unveils banknote fitness guidelines appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Access Bank pays shareholders N14.46bn dividend
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Access Bank Plc has declared the sum of N14.463 billion as dividend payable to its shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2018. This was disclosed at the 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company held yesterday in Lagos. The board of directors of the institution led by Mosun Belo-Olusoga had proposed a final []The post Access Bank pays shareholders N14.46bn dividend appeared first on Daily Trust.
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SEC to align master plan with current economic realities
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has disclosed plans to align the 10 Year Capital Market master plan with current economic realities as well as ensure the planned review is concluded in record time. A statement from SEC said its Acting Director-General, Ms. Mary Uduk, stated this during a meeting with stakeholders in the capital []The post SEC to align master plan with current economic realities appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Noor Takaful distributes N12m surplus to policyholders
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Noor Takaful, an indigenous takaful-insurance operator in Nigeria, has distributed surplus worth over N12m to its policy holders. Noor Takaful was licensed by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) in April 2016 and started operation in 2017, providing ethical type of insurance. Chairman of the company, Ambassador Shuaibu Ahmed, said at the distribution exercise held at []The post Noor Takaful distributes N12m surplus to policyholders appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Manchester City beat Burnley, return to Premier League summit
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Manchester City returned to the summit of the Premier League after securing a narrow victory at Burnley. The Clarets frustrated Pep Guardiolas side in the first half and had one of the better chances, with Chris Wood finding an opening in the Manchester City defence before losing control of the ball. However, City upped the []The post Manchester City beat Burnley, return to Premier League summit appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Jamie Vardy strikes twice as Arsenal’s humiliation continues
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Arsenals hopes of a top-four finish have taken a major blow as they conceded three goals with 10 men for the second season in a row at Leicester City with Jamie Vardy getting a brace. Ainsley Maitland-Niles was shown a second yellow card in the 36th minute and Arsenals resistance was broken just before the []The post Jamie Vardy strikes twice as Arsenals humiliation continues appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Chelsea maintain top four dream, hold Manchester United
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Chelsea strengthened their hold on a top-four place after coming from behind to secure a draw at Manchester United. Juan Mata gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hosts a promising start, scoring an 11th-minute opener after a sharp passing move down the left flank and a pull-back from Luke Shaw. But Chelsea equalised just before half-time, with []The post Chelsea maintain top four dream, hold Manchester United appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Norwich City beat Blackburn to seal promotion to English Premier League
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Norwich City sealed promotion to the English Premier League (EPL) with a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in the Championship in England on Saturday. Also, Sheffield United are on the brink of joining them after a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town. Norwich needed just a point to be sure of a return to the English []The post Norwich City beat Blackburn to seal promotion to English Premier League appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Messi strikes to seal another La Liga title for FC Barcelona
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Lionel Messi fittingly sealed the 26th La Liga title for FC Barcelona on Saturday by coming off the bench to score the goal in a 1-0 win over Levante. A jubilant Nou Camp crowd responded by celebrating a remarkable eighth league crown in 11 years. Barcelona’s captain decided the game and the title in the []The post Messi strikes to seal another La Liga title for FC Barcelona appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ronaldo hits 600th club goal as Juventus hold Inter Milan
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 600th goal of his club career to earn Italian champions Juventus a 1-1 draw away to Inter Milan in the Serie A on Saturday. The Turin club wrapped up an eighth successive league title last weekend but found themselves behind early on to a wonder-strike from Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan. However, []The post Ronaldo hits 600th club goal as Juventus hold Inter Milan appeared first on Daily Trust.
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