Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Friday 24th May 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

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Plastic bags’ ban is very timely
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Plastic Bag Prohibition bill passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday is an important step in tackling one of our country’s most pressing environmental concerns. The bill seeks to ban the use of plastic bags in the country. The lawmakers said the bill is to among other things address waste management and protect []The post Plastic bags’ ban is very timely appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okorocha: Imo accounts frozen 3 months ago
Fri, 24 May 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, yesterday, lamented the closure of the state accounts in some banks by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the past three months. Okorocha cried out during the commissioning of some projects in the state by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who represented President Muhammadu Buhari. The Imo governor []The post Okorocha: Imo accounts frozen 3 months ago appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court discontinues certificate case against Kwara gov-elect
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Kwara State High Court is to strike out the suit seeking to disqualify the Governor-elect, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, at the request of the petitioner. Adekunle Oluwafemi Abraham said in a notice of discontinuance of Suit No. KWS/73/2019 that he ‘hereby wholly discontinue’ the case against the defendant. The application was dated May 21, and filed []The post Court discontinues certificate case against Kwara gov-elect appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC congratulates Fayemi as new govs chair
Fri, 24 May 2019
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling APC has congratulated the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on his election as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF). The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said in a statement yesterday that the NGF’s unanimous election of Fayemi to lead the []The post APC congratulates Fayemi as new govs chair appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BCO slams Obasanjo over ‘Fulanisation’ comment
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has tackled a former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, over his comment on insecurity across the country, saying insecurity and insurgency started in Nigeria during the regime of the former leader. The president’s support group urged Nigerians to ignore Obasanjo over what it called ‘his diatribe on Buhari’, which it said was []The post BCO slams Obasanjo over ‘Fulanisation’ comment appeared first on Daily Trust.
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List of promises on social media purportedly from me is fake ‘ Sanwo-Olu
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Governor-elect of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, yesterday met with a group of journalists in Lagos to debunk, as fake news, a long list of promises which has been circulating on the social media. There has been a long list of promises on the social media believed to have been made by []The post List of promises on social media purportedly from me is fake ‘ Sanwo-Olu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court stops Gov. Lalong from tampering with Gbong Gwom Jos stool
Fri, 24 May 2019
A Plateau State High Court on Thursday issued an interim injunction stopping Gov Simon Lalong from tampering with the composition of the Gbong Gwom Jos Traditional Council. The injunction was issued by Justice Christine Dabup, after listening to Mr Niri Darong, Counsel to seven ‘illustrious sons of Berom nation’, who had dragged the state government []The post Court stops Gov. Lalong from tampering with Gbong Gwom Jos stool appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reps pass new PIGB, concur with Buhari
Fri, 24 May 2019
The House of Representatives on Thursday re-committed and passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). This was to tally with concerns raised by President Muhammadu Buhari when he declined assent to the bill last year, according to the lawmakers. The lawmakers, however, passed the bill after removing certain provisions the ‘president disagreed with. According to []The post Reps pass new PIGB, concur with Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Okorocha laments closure of Imo accounts since 3 months
Fri, 24 May 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has lamented the closure of the states account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the past three months. Okorocha said that the action of the anti graft agency has crippled the activities of his administration. Speaking when President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned some projects in the State []The post Okorocha laments closure of Imo accounts since 3 months appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari congratulates India’s Modi on election victory
Fri, 24 May 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory. A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Thursday, quoted President Buhari as describing India as Nigeria’s largest trade partner and expressed appreciation over the []The post Buhari congratulates India’s Modi on election victory appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku alleges plot to smear his personality
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar has raised an alarm on alleged plans by ‘unscrupulous and anti-democratic elements to contrive skirmishes in the coming weeks aimed at smearing his personality.’ Abubakar raised the alarm in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr Paul Ibe, on Thursday in Abuja. The former Vice []The post Atiku alleges plot to smear his personality appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police Council confirms Adamu as IGP
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Police Council headed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, confirmed the appointment of Mr Mohammed Adamu as Inspector-General of Police. A member of the Council and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, made this known to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The president []The post Police Council confirms Adamu as IGP appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Recruitment: NNPC to hold CBT for shortlisted candidates June 1
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says all shortlisted candidates for its recruitment will sit for Computer Based Testing (CBT) on Saturday, June 1, 2019 across the Country. Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the corporation’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He said that the scheduled CBT for shortlisted candidates marked the third []The post Recruitment: NNPC to hold CBT for shortlisted candidates June 1 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Senate passes redrafted PIG Bill for Buhari’s assent
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Senate, on Thursday, passed the redrafted version of the Petroleum Industry Governance (PIG) Bill 2019. The passage followed the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan’s reintroduction of the redrafted bill at a plenary presided over by Senate President Bukola Saraki in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had, in exercising []The post Senate passes redrafted PIG Bill for Buhari’s assent appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Troops have right of self-defence in combat operations ‘ NHRC
Fri, 24 May 2019
Mr Tony Ojukwu, the Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Thursday that troops deployed for counter insurgency operations had the right to defend themselves against attacks by terrorists. Ojukwu stated this while answering questions from newsmen on the sidelines of a two-day training exercise for military and security personnel engaged in counter-insurgency campaign []The post Troops have right of self-defence in combat operations ‘ NHRC appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Prove your worth by resuscitating dormant industries ‘ Yobe residents challenge Buni
Fri, 24 May 2019
Some residents of Damaturu, Yobe, on Thursday say they expect the APC governor-elect, Maimala Buni, to prove his worth as an experienced businessman by resuscitating the few industries in the state that had been dormant for the past 10 years. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there are only two major industries in []The post Prove your worth by resuscitating dormant industries ‘ Yobe residents challenge Buni appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Looming war in Arabian Gulf
Fri, 24 May 2019
There has been an alarming escalation of tensions in the Arabian Gulf region over an increasingly possible showdown between Iran and the United States. Though both countries claim not to be interested in war, fears persist as the US, which already maintains a cluster of military bases across the region continues to deploy more warplanes []The post Looming war in Arabian Gulf appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NNPC and the fuss over staff re-deployment
Fri, 24 May 2019
It’s hardly tenable that any enlightened interest could question the rationale for the announcement of staff retirement and re-deployment at a public institution the way the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) did last week. The NNPC last week announced the retirement of 11 senior management staff and redeployment of 19 others in an exercise it []The post NNPC and the fuss over staff re-deployment appeared first on Daily Trust.
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China doesn’t want trade war but
Fri, 24 May 2019
China-US trade talks are catching the eye of the Nigerian media recently. Around the world, there have been widespread concerns over the new round of additional tariffs between China and the US. Some believe escalated disputes will bring more uncertainties to world economy. Some have described the global economic landscape as ‘unpredictable’ and labeled the []The post China doesnt want trade war but’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Michael Okpara University student wins statistics contest
Fri, 24 May 2019
A final year student of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Merua Goodluck Ozoemela, has emerged as the overall best winner out of the 42 contestants that participated in the 2019 Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA) Competition held in Abuja. The Director/CEO of the National Statistics Centre, Professor Stephen Ona, announced Ozoemela as the overall winner []The post Michael Okpara University student wins statistics contest appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Indomie begins 2019 heroes awards, targets children
Fri, 24 May 2019
Dufil Prima Foods Plc., makers of Indomie noodles has announced the kick-off of the 12th edition of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative tagged: Indomie Independence Day Award for Heroes of Nigeria (IIDA). The award is geared towards recognition of children who have against all odds, exhibited extraordinary acts of bravery and determination in the []The post Indomie begins 2019 heroes awards, targets children appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Strategies to setting, achieving life’s goals
Fri, 24 May 2019
The year 2019 is almost half way and like most people you probably would have a set goal or target you want to achieve before the year wraps up. This I tell you is a commendable act. People set goals, to get them on their feet working, unfortunately these goals sweep them off their feet, []The post Strategies to setting, achieving life’s goals appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Senate okays bill seeking to upgrade Yabatech to varsity status
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Senate, on Thursday, passed the City University of Technology (Est, etc) Yaba Bill, 2018 for second reading. The decision followed a motion by Sen. Gbenga Ashafa (APC-Lagos) at the plenary presided over by Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bill essentially sought to transform the []The post Senate okays bill seeking to upgrade Yabatech to varsity status appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Federal Govt to provide more facilities at modern grazing reserve in Taraba
Fri, 24 May 2019
Federal government is to provide more facilities to the modern grazing reserve at ‘Wurro Barkantiyo’ in Ardo Kola Local Government Area of Taraba state in its effort to encourage ranching. The Director, Social Mobilization and Women Development in the National Commision for Nomadic Education, Muhammad Dan’iya Eldapate disclosed this to North East Trust. He said []The post Federal Govt to provide more facilities at modern grazing reserve in Taraba appeared first on Daily Trust.
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4 remanded for ‘extorting’ cancer patients
Fri, 24 May 2019
Four persons arraigned at an Upper Area Court, Mpape, Abuja, for allegedly extorting cancer patients and engaging in human trafficking-related activities in the FCT have been remanded in prison. The suspects were remanded on the order of the court after the defence counsel failed to secure their bail. The suspects: Princess, Victor, Francis and Makinde, []The post 4 remanded for ‘extorting’ cancer patients appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Over 20 Abuja orphanages operate without licence
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said over 20 orphanage homes in the territory are operating without proper registration. FCTA said it would revalidate all orphanages in Abuja, especially those that were not registered. The Permanent Secretary of FCTA, Chinyeaka Ohaa, in a keynote address, at a one-day Stakeholders Conference on Orphanages Operation, said []The post Over 20 Abuja orphanages operate without licence appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Group empowers 40 women with tools in Abaji
Fri, 24 May 2019
An NGO, Buhari Friends Organisation Network (BFON), has given out working tools to 40 women trained on skills acquisition at a programme in Abaji Area Council. The National Coordinator of BFON, Hajiya Farida Odangi Suleiman, presented cartons of liquid chemicals for soap making, room fresheners, tie/dye, hair dressing, among other household items. She said the []The post Group empowers 40 women with tools in Abaji appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ministry, foundation sensitise FCT residents on VVF
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Survive Fistula Health Care Foundation (SFHCF), has sensitised residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) about obstetric fistula commonly known as Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF). The sensitisation was done with support from the Christian Blind Mission ( CBM) under the Women’ s Health Project in Kuje []The post Ministry, foundation sensitise FCT residents on VVF appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kidnapped Abaji chair’s aide released after N5m ransom payment
Fri, 24 May 2019
The abducted Special Adviser on Political Matters to the Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Salihu Kakamba, has been set free by his abductors after they received N5 million ransom. The aide was abducted in the early hours of Sunday at his private residence at Anguwar Sabon-Tasha in Abaji. A member of the victim’s family []The post Kidnapped Abaji chair’s aide released after N5m ransom payment appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kidnapped Osun chief hunter, lady regain freedom after payment of N1.5m ransom
Fri, 24 May 2019
The head of traditional hunters in Ibokun, headquarters of Obokun Local Government area of Osun State, Chief Amusa Dunsin, who was kidnapped on Monday along with a lady, Mrs Tayo George, has been released together with the lady upon payment of N1.5 million. A source in Ibokun confirmed that, Chief Amusa Dunsin, and Mrs Tayo []The post Kidnapped Osun chief hunter, lady regain freedom after payment of N1.5m ransom appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Polio vaccination: Lagos debunks allegation of sabotage
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB), has disclaimed an anonymous news story trending, alleging that an unnamed NGO is going around schools in the state to undermine the just concluded oral vaccination campaign and administering vaccines that are believed to be harmful to children. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State []The post Polio vaccination: Lagos debunks allegation of sabotage appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Two remanded for raping a 21 year-old lady
Fri, 24 May 2019
Two persons, Samson Shittu, 25, and Ramoni Animashaun, has been remanded in prison custody on the order of Ogba Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old girl. The accused persons, according to the police, are members of an armed robbery gang who were arrested for allegedly raping a lady after robbing her of her []The post Two remanded for raping a 21 year-old lady appeared first on Daily Trust.
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EFCC raises alarm over Lagos roadblocks, online invitations
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday, raised alarm over the activities of some unscrupulous elements, who mount road blocks on some highbrow areas of Lagos, such as Victoria Island, Lekki and Festac Town. Such elements, EFCC said parade themselves as operatives of the commission and extorting money from unsuspecting members on the allegation []The post EFCC raises alarm over Lagos roadblocks, online invitations appeared first on Daily Trust.
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China hands man death penalty for students murder
Fri, 24 May 2019
A man who stabbed and killed two school children outside a primary school in Shanghai in 2018 was sentenced to death on Thursday. The Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court handed down the death penalty to Huang Yichuan for intentional homicide. Huang was also deprived of political rights for life. On June 28, 2018 Huang []The post China hands man death penalty for students murder appeared first on Daily Trust.
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British PM expected to quit on Friday: media
Fri, 24 May 2019
Theresa May is expected to announce her resignation as British Prime Minister on Friday, most British newspapers reported on Thursday. May’s resignation will trigger a race among senior ministers to replace her as leader of the Conservative Party, and herald a new approach to the deadlocked Brexit negotiations that have besieged her premiership, local media []The post British PM expected to quit on Friday: media appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kogi confirms two deaths from Lassa fever outbreak
Fri, 24 May 2019
Kogi state Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Saka, on Thursday confirmed that two persons have died in the state from an outbreak of Lassa fever discovered earlier this year. The commissioner, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr Ahmed Attah, disclosed this at a media briefing in Lokoja while []The post Kogi confirms two deaths from Lassa fever outbreak appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PCN arrest 13 illegal medicine dealers in Taraba
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has arrested thirteen illegal medicine dealers in Taraba state. PCN’s director of Enforcement, Pharm. Stephen Esumobi, who disclosed this to newsmen in Jalingo, said weaknesses in the distribution chain of medicine and the proliferation of illegal medicine stores are major problems to be addressed by the council. He explained []The post PCN arrest 13 illegal medicine dealers in Taraba appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria needs additional 2m toilets annually over 7 years ‘ UNICEF
Fri, 24 May 2019
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that Nigeria needed additional two million toilets annually from 2019 to 2025 to achieve the Universal Basic Sanitation target. Mr Bioye Ogunjobi, a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist for UNICEF, made this known at a media dialogue on sanitation campaign, with the theme: ‘Clean Nigeria: []The post Nigeria needs additional 2m toilets annually over 7 years ‘ UNICEF appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dapo Olorunyomi: The courage and the struggle
Fri, 24 May 2019
Some people have been asking who are the progressives’ For those who do not know, the progressives are those who would turn up on Monday, 27th May for the celebration of the struggles engaged upon by Dapo Olorunyomi. The Occasion would be the presentation of the book of testimonies written by his comrades. The []The post Dapo Olorunyomi: The courage and the struggle appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria’s economy not under recession threat ‘ Experts
Fri, 24 May 2019
Some economic and financial experts have said the country’s economy is not under threat of recession as all indices have shown consistent improvement since 2018. Though the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele Wednesday warned that the high rate of unemployment may push the country into economic crisis, the experts said the consistent []The post Nigeria’s economy not under recession threat ‘ Experts appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lack of synergy among MDAs mars Nigeria’s e-government scheme
Fri, 24 May 2019
FG launches new plan today Lack of synergy among Ministries Departments and Agencies of government is making nonsense Nigeria’s e-government scheme, Daily Trust reports. This is even as the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) revealed yesterday that a new all-inclusive e-government master-plan will be launched today by the Ministry of Communications. In the new []The post Lack of synergy among MDAs mars Nigeria’s e-government scheme appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG, states, LGAs share N616.198bn revenue for April
Fri, 24 May 2019
A total of N616.198 billion has been distributed as revenue for the month of April, 2019 by the Federal, State and Local Governments in the country. The communiqu issued by the Technical sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting held Tuesday in Abuja, indicated that the gross statutory revenue []The post FG, states, LGAs share N616.198bn revenue for April appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Air Peace loses N1.2bn to exorbitant charges on West Coast
Fri, 24 May 2019
Air Peace has said it lost over N1.2bn in the last one year due to exorbitant charges imposed on the carrier by some West Coast countries. Chairman of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema disclosed this even as he called attention of the Federal Government to what he called ‘unfair competition’ going on among foreign airlines []The post Air Peace loses N1.2bn to exorbitant charges on West Coast appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Plus TV Africa to broadcast on StarTimes across Africa
Fri, 24 May 2019
Plus TV Africa, a 24-Hour news channel, will now broadcast across all of Africa via StarTimes dish platform. The pay-tv company announced in a statement, barely 6 months after the channel launched locally on the pay TV platform. The upgrade, according to StarTimes, is as a result of the superior performance of the channel since []The post Plus TV Africa to broadcast on StarTimes across Africa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Shell paid N366bn in revenue to FG in 2018
Fri, 24 May 2019
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) said it paid N366 billion in 2018 as revenue to the Federal Government from its exploration activities. The company also made another N2.1 billion as statutory payment to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the company’s Managing Director, Bayo Ojulari, has said. Ojulari, who spoke at the []The post Shell paid N366bn in revenue to FG in 2018 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG set to uplift Ladi Kwali Pottery Centre
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, has inaugurated a six-man ministerial committee for the rehabilitation of the Ladi Kwali Pottery Centre, Suleja. The minister who was represented by the Project Coordinator of the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversificstion (MinDiver) under the ministry, Mr. Linus Adie, said he was excited to []The post FG set to uplift Ladi Kwali Pottery Centre appeared first on Daily Trust.
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75 per cent lump sum will ruin CPS
Fri, 24 May 2019
As a Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) retiree who is sufficiently familiar with the merits of the Scheme, I can say that withdrawing 75 per cent as a lump sum will not augur well for its retirees. . I recollect the privilege of attending one of the meetings chaired by Alhaji Fola Adeola, the reputable banker, []The post 75 per cent lump sum will ruin CPS appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PTAD concludes civil service, police pensioners’ verification
Fri, 24 May 2019
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has concluded the verification exercise for pensioners from the Civil Service Pension Department (CSPD) and the Police Pension Department (PPD). It also announced the commencement of the second phase of the Parastatals Pensioners’ Verification Exercise. The Executive Secretary of PTAD, Sharon Ikeazor, confirmed the development to journalists on Wednesday []The post PTAD concludes civil service, police pensioners’ verification appe
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Pension expert wants youth to seek careers in pension industry
Fri, 24 May 2019
An expert in pension and actuarial science, Dr Musa Ibrahim, has advised young Nigerians to seize the opportunities that abound in the pension industry and build careers in the sector. Speaking in Abuja, Ibrahim said the pension industry had huge array of opportunities for career development. He said the industry contributes a significant percentage of []The post Pension expert wants youth to seek careers in pension industry appeared first on Daily Trust.
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