Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Friday 3rd May 2019

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Zamfara APC: Supreme Court fixes May 16 for hearing of motions
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Supreme Court has set May 16 for hearing and determination of the appeals over the disqualification of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in Zamfara State in the last general elections. The Governor Abubakar Yari-backed faction of the APC had filed the appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the judgment of the Court of []The post Zamfara APC: Supreme Court fixes May 16 for hearing of motions appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi gov visits Tinubu, endorses Lawan, Gbajabiamila
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has declared support for the endorsement of Sen. Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as the heads of the 9th Senate and House of Representatives respectively. Gov. Bello who made this known while on a courtesy visit to the National Leader of the party, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in []The post Kogi gov visits Tinubu, endorses Lawan, Gbajabiamila appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP asks Buhari to return from UK to tackle security challenges
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to end his private visit abroad, return to Nigeria and face the worsening security situation in the country. The PDP in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said it was wrong for Buhari to be abroad while bandits, marauders and insurgents []The post PDP asks Buhari to return from UK to tackle security challenges appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How APC will survive 2023 ‘ Ojo
Fri, 03 May 2019
Chief Jackson Lekan Ojo is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a security expert, public affairs analyst and Coordinator of Yoruba Youth Alliance (YYA). In this interview, he speaks on the current tussle for the 9th Assembly leadership and its implications for 2023 general elections. What is the position of the APC on []The post How APC will survive 2023 ‘ Ojo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Benue election tribunal begins sitting
Fri, 03 May 2019
The National and House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Benue State, yesterday, held its inaugural sitting. Chairman of the tribunal, Justice A.A. Adeleye, sitting with two other colleagues, Justice C.M Ken-Eze and Justice A.A Mamadi, in his inaugural speech, assured lawyers and petitioners that the law would take its rightful course. Justice Adeleye, however, []The post Benue election tribunal begins sitting appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2 petitions as Katsina tribunal commences sitting
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Katsina State Governorship and House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal will hold its inaugural sitting on Monday, next week, the Secretary of the tribunal, Aishatu Abubakar, said yesterday. Abubakar, in a statement issued to newsmen in Katsina, said the tribunal would sit at the State High Court Complex. The tribunal had received one petition []The post 2 petitions as Katsina tribunal commences sitting appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2023: Power rotation to S/West not negotiable
Fri, 03 May 2019
The President of the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW), Aremo Barr. Oladotun Hassan, has said that rotation of the presidential seat from the North to the South in 2023 is not negotiable. In statement issued after speaking at the end of the maiden of World Omoluabi Day programme held in Ile-Ife, Osun State, on []The post 2023: Power rotation to S/West not negotiable appeared first on Daily Trust.
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178 Reps endorse Gbajabiamila for speaker
Fri, 03 May 2019
178 elected lawmakers under various party platforms yesterday endorsed House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos) for Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. Briefing newsmen in Abuja, spokesman of the lawmakers,’ Onofiok Luke (PDP, Akwa Ibom), described the endorsement as ‘bipartisan, having found Gbajabiamila worthy of the position of Speaker’.’ Luke said the lawmakers, across []The post 178 Reps endorse Gbajabiamila for speaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Moghalu, Sonaiya for Awujale’s lecture on good governance
Fri, 03 May 2019
Former presidential candidates of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) and KOWA Party, Professors Kingsley Moghalu and Remi Sonaiya, are respectively billed to speak on good governance at this year’s edition of the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona’s annual lecture. The third edition of Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona Professorial Chair in Governance’s []The post Moghalu, Sonaiya for Awujale’s lecture on good governance appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ganduje sacks Permanent Secretaries
Fri, 03 May 2019
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Thursday relieved all Permanent Secretaries in the state of their duties with immediate effect. In a statement signed by the Kano State Head of Service, Muhammad Awwal Na’iya on Thursday,the action is in line with the present administration’s resolve to vigorously implement the reform initiatives embarked upon by []The post Ganduje sacks Permanent Secretaries appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CCB tenders El-rufai’s asset declaration in court
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has tendered Certified True Copies of assets declaration of Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-rufai of Kaduna state when he was Director General of Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE) and as Minister of Federal Capital Territory Abuja before the State High Court 2 in the case between the Todays publishers of []The post CCB tenders El-rufais asset declaration in court appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I-G warns PMF Commanders against illegal guard duty
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Acting Inspector-General of Police ( I -G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned Police Mobile Force ( PMF) Squadron Commanders against illegal posting of personnel for body guard duties. Adamu gave the warning at a meeting with the 67 PMF Squadron Commanders across the country on Thursday in Abuja. He said that the upgrading of []The post I-G warns PMF Commanders against illegal guard duty appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria’s unemployment rate to reach 33.5% by 2020 ‘ FG
Fri, 03 May 2019
Nigeria unemployment rate to reach 33.5 per cent by 2020, says the Federal Government. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this while declaring open a two-day workshop on ‘Breaking the Resilience of High Unemployment Rate in the Country’, on Thursday in Abuja. He said that the incessant increase of unemployment in the []The post Nigeria’s unemployment rate to reach 33.5% by 2020 ‘ FG appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police confirm abduction of 5 persons at girls’ school in Zamfara
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Police Command in Zamfara has confirmed the kidnap of five persons at Government Girls Secondary School Moriki in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Muhammad Shehu who made the confirmation in a statement in Gusau on Thursday, said no student was abducted. ‘On []The post Police confirm abduction of 5 persons at girls’ school in Zamfara appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FRSC elevates 2 officers shot on duty
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Thursday decorated two of its personnel serving in Enugu, who were promoted to their next ranks for their bravery and high level of commitment. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the two officers ‘ Anya Nnachi and Chukwuemeka Ogbuja- were shot by security men attached to []The post FRSC elevates 2 officers shot on duty appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Benue varsity denies allegations of financial impropriety against VC
Fri, 03 May 2019
Benue State University (BSU) says, allegations of financial impropriety making rounds in university circles against the Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof. Moses Kembe, are untrue. Mr Tser Vanger, the university’s Information Officer, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Makurdi that such allegations were ‘completely unfounded’. He denied that the VC diverted funds []The post Benue varsity denies allegations of financial impropriety against VC appeared first on Daily Trust
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Don’t trade sex for marks, don advises varsity freshers
Fri, 03 May 2019
Dr Hannah Etta, a senior lecturer at Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) Calabar, has advised new students of the institution to be diligent, studious and eschew trading sex for grades. Etta, a lecturer in the Department of Genetics and the state Coordinator of the advocacy group `suffer don do’, gave the advice on Thursday []The post Don’t trade sex for marks, don advises varsity freshers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Air Chief encourages 2018 SSCE best student
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has lauded Master Peter Arotiba, the best candidate in the 2018 West African Examination Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Abubakar charged Arotiba, the overall best SSCE student in the whole of West Africa, to ‘keep the flag flying”. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, []The post Air Chief encourages 2018 SSCE best student appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BREAKING: Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others
Fri, 03 May 2019
Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and allegedly abducted unspecified number of people, BBC Hausa Service reports. According to the BBC report, the bandits stormed Government Secondary School, Moriki in Zurmi Local government area of the state on Wednesday night during a champions league match. A local []The post BREAKING: Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others appeared first on Daily Trust.
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WikiLeaks founder Assange to begin fight against U.S. extradition
Fri, 03 May 2019
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is expected to begin his fight to avoid extradition from Britain to the United States in a brief court appearance on Thursday. The U.S. government has accused Australian citizen Assange, 47, of conspiring with former U.S. military intelligence analyst, Chelsea Manning, to leak a trove of classified material in 2010. Assange []The post WikiLeaks founder Assange to begin fight against U.S. extradition appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Local, overseas hospitals link up to cut medical travel
Fri, 03 May 2019
Two medical consultants have opened a partnership with a Nigerian hospital to stench the flow of Nigerian patients to their practice in United Arab Emirate. Dr Yasir Parviz, an interventional cardiologist, and Dr Basim Alkhafaji, a laparoscopic general and obesity surgeon, both consultants at a Dubai-based hospital have treated number of Nigerian patients []The post Local, overseas hospitals link up to cut medical travel appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kano spends over N500m in 2 years to fight malaria
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Kano State Government said it spent not less than 500 million naira between 2016-2018 in its efforts to fight malaria in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabir Getso, made this known on Thursday at a press conference in Kano to commemorate the World Malaria Day 2019. He said the amount was []The post Kano spends over N500m in 2 years to fight malaria appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kano govt set to tackle drug abuse, street-begging
Fri, 03 May 2019
Kano state government is set to tackle the menace of drug abuse and street begging through Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative, the Co-Chairman of the initiative, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado has said. Rimingado, who is also the chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, said Kano state government had already embarked on a []The post Kano govt set to tackle drug abuse, street-begging appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria needs $200bn to close energy gap ‘ Shell boss
Fri, 03 May 2019
Approximately 70 per cent of Nigerian households, including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), have less than four hours of electricity per day, the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), Mr. Bayo Ojulari, has said. Speaking during a presentation at the recently concluded 2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Oloibiri Lecture Series []The post Nigeria needs $200bn to close energy gap ‘ Shell boss appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why the mining sector will fare better
Fri, 03 May 2019
The Chairman of the Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF), Alhaji Uba Saidu Malami, has called for renewed hope in the solid minerals sector because of the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a chat with newsmen recently, Malami said President Buhari’s re-election could only bring about the much-desired sector policy stability needed to grow Nigeria []The post ‘Why the mining sector will fare better’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Contributory pension: State government workers mount opposition
Fri, 03 May 2019
Workers in Anambra State have called for a total scrap of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) to stop monthly pension deductions from workers’ salaries. The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Anambra State Chapter, Comr Jerry Nnubia, made a case for the cancellation of the scheme during the recent Workers’ Day commemorated in Awka. []The post Contributory pension: State government workers mount opposition appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NPAN, NGE, BON, NUJ and retired journalists
Fri, 03 May 2019
As the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) holds its biennial convention starting this morning in Lagos, members and the leadership of the body should find a window in the activity-packed three-day gathering to reflect on the painful fate of retired or unemployed journalists who are living either on inadequate pension or no pension at all. []The post NPAN, NGE, BON, NUJ and retired journalists appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Waltersmith harps on safety as personal responsibility
Fri, 03 May 2019
Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited, operator of Ibigwe Field located in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 16, has reiterated its commitment to the safety of its staff, host communities and their environment as it hopes to achieve its target of ‘goal zero’ incident in years. With a stringent safety regime in place to bring the risk of []The post Waltersmith harps on safety as personal responsibility appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Computer Village: Tinubu’s daughter installs Iyaloja, Babaloja despite protest by traders
Fri, 03 May 2019
The President-General, Association of Commodity Market Women and Men of Nigeria, Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, on Thursday installed Mr Adeniyi Olasoji and Mrs Abisola Azeez as ‘Babaloja’and ‘Iyaloja’of the popular Computer Village . Tinubu-Ojo installed the market leaders at an elaborate ceremony in Ikeja. Recall that some traders had staged protests at the market on Tuesday, []The post Computer Village: Tinubus daughter installs Iyaloja, Babaloja despite protest by traders appe
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Refereeing not a profession, says FIFA referee
Fri, 03 May 2019
Linus Mba, retired FIFA badged referee and adviser to FIFA on referee matters, on Thursday says refereeing is not a profession but a hobby. Mba told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that referees ought to have defined professions outside refereeing. He said that Nigerian men and women who were referees must have source of livelihood []The post Refereeing not a profession, says FIFA referee appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Semenya to run in Doha as storm rages over new IAAF rules
Fri, 03 May 2019
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run her last 800-metres on Friday, before the International Association of Athletics Federations imposes hugely controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes. Semenya, who has spent years trying to get the new IAAF regulations thrown out, will compete at the Diamond League meeting in Doha against 2016 Olympic []The post Semenya to run in Doha as storm rages over new IAAF rules appeared first on Daily Trust.
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