Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Friday 7th June 2019.

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

8th Senate adjourns indefinitely as Saraki bows out
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The 8th Senate, which was inaugurated on June 9, 2015 adjourned its legislative activities indefinitely after four years on Thursday. The senate adjourned indefinitely after the question was put by the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki and unanimously adopted by the lawmakers. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that although the life of []The post 8th Senate adjourns indefinitely as Saraki bows out appeared first on Daily Trust.
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June 12: SGF expresses satisfaction with level of preparations
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha, on Thursday in Abuja expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation for the June 12 Democracy Day celebration. Mustapha disclosed this when he led members of the 2019 Presidential Inauguration and June 12 Democracy Day celebration committee on inspection of facilities at Eagle Square, []The post June 12: SGF expresses satisfaction with level of preparations appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sokoto: Govt. to review salaries of traditional leaders
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Sokoto state government on Thursday disclosed plans to constitute a committee to review the salaries of traditional leaders in the state. The move, Governor said, was to make traditional leaders contented in their various domains. Tambuwal revealed this when Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar paid him a Sallah visit at Government House sokoto. He []The post Sokoto: Govt. to review salaries of traditional leaders appeared first on Daily Trust.
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President Buhari greets Pastor Kumuyi at 78
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Pastor William Kumuyi of Deeper Life Bible Church as he turns 78 years. Buhari in a congratulatory message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday, recalled his meeting with the respected cleric. The president said that he met Kumuyi at []The post President Buhari greets Pastor Kumuyi at 78 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Senate Presidency: We appreciate Goje’s sacrifice’El Rufai
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has applauded Sen. Danjuma Goje(APC-Gombe Central) for stepping down for Sen. Ahmad Lawan(APC-Yobe) in the race for Presidency of the 9th Senate. El-Rufai spoke with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after he, Lawan, Goje and Senator-elect, Uba Sani(APC-Kaduna Central) emerged from a closed door meeting with []The post Senate Presidency: We appreciate Goje’s sacrifice’El Rufai appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NAPTIP seals 2 brothels in Calabar for harbouring under-age girls
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Thursday sealed two brothels in Calabar for allegedly harbouring under-aged commercial sex workers. The Leader of the NAPTIP operation team, Mr Godwin Eyake, told newsmen that the operation followed an order of the Federal High Court in Calabar. ‘We are carrying out the order []The post NAPTIP seals 2 brothels in Calabar for harbouring under-age girls appeared first on Daily Trust.
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9th National Assembly: Group wants female Speaker, House of Reps
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Coalition of Women for Good Governance in Nigeria has appealed to the 9th Assembly members, in the Green Chambers, to consider a female for the Speakership and principal officer positions. The Chairperson of the group, Mrs Esther Izieoma in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, said Rep. Nkiruka Onyejeocha remains []The post 9th National Assembly: Group wants female Speaker, House of Reps appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NASS management gives outgoing senators 3 days to handover office keys
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The National Assembly management has given outgoing members of the 8th Senate three days to handover their office keys. The announcement was made by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, at the beginning of the valedictory session of the 8th assembly at the National Assembly, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports []The post NASS management gives outgoing senators 3 days to handover office keys appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari mourns Bishop Emeritus of Sokoto, Kevin Aje
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, President and members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria on the passage of the Bishop Emeritus of Sokoto, Most Rev. Kevin Aje. A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Thursday, said the president []The post Buhari mourns Bishop Emeritus of Sokoto, Kevin Aje appeared first on Daily Trust.
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N5bn libel suit: Magu closes case against Sun newspaper
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has closed his case in the N5 billion libel suit he filed against the publishers of the Sun newspaper. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that during Thursday’s proceedings, Magu’s counsel, Mr E. O. Omoijaede, informed the court that the []The post N5bn libel suit: Magu closes case against Sun newspaper appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kaduna: Sanga council chairman wants additional security presence
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Chairman Sanga Local Government Council, Mr Charles Danladi has called on the relevant authorities to increase security presence in the area to check the rising cases of insecurity. The chairman made the call while addressing Islamic faithful at the palace of the Uchu Fadan Ninzo on Thursday in Kafanchan to mark the Ed-El-Fitr celebration. []The post Kaduna: Sanga council chairman wants additional security presence appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kwara governor’s aide says govt. has not sacked any worker
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Kwara Government said it had not sacked any worker in its employment as being rumoured. A statement signed by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Agboola Olarewaju on Thursday in Ilorin, said it was not true that Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq sacked workers engaged by the previous administration. The statement titled: ’10 facts about []The post Kwara governor’s aide says govt. has not sacked any worker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Amnesty International: It must not be Nigeria
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
From my personal experiences, Nigerian security forces and CSOs have always faulted Amnesty International’s reports or public statements bordering on alleged human rights violations, casualty figures, illegal detention of suspects, extra-judicial killings, forced disappearances, torture, and the likes. Quite frequently, one finds every establishment AI has labeled in negation and sometimes, even convicted in public []The post Amnesty International: It must not be Nigeria appeared first on D
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Prof John Peters is coming to Nigeria
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Renowned British motivational speaker, John Peters, is set to jet into Nigeria for a leadership workshop that he will deliver for two days, June 19-20 at Eko Hotel and Suites, VI, Lagos on an impactful programme designed and presented by world leading TEXEM, UK. Peters will speak to several dignitaries in the private and public []The post Prof John Peters is coming to Nigeria appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Saraki and policy options for economic recovery
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The governance and policy vacuum that existed at the beginning of President Buhari’s first term, due to the absence of a cabinet for almost seven months led to an economic collapse that the effects are still evident today. The negative effects of this policy vacuum were furthermore compounded by an impractical and incoherent foreign exchange []The post Saraki and policy options for economic recovery appeared first on Daily Trust.
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10-year-old boy wins tech contest with plastic roads prototype
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
A ten-year boy, Oluwafayokunmi Olurinola has won a kid tech competition with a plastic road prototype he designed to solve problem of bad roads. Olurinola, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) One of Rosarium Model College, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State emerged overall winner of competition organized by Exquitec Education Technology tagged ‘Ijebu Ode City []The post 10-year-old boy wins tech contest with plastic roads prototype appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Axxela rehabilitates Lagos school, donates books
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Axxela Limited, a gas and power portfolio company has rehabilitated the Olowogbowo Methodist Primary School in Lagos and donated books for its library. The school which is located within the Right-of-Way of the Greater Lagos IV (GLIV) gas pipeline, was developed by Axxela’s subsidiary, Gaslink Nigeria Limited, in partnership with the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company []The post Axxela rehabilitates Lagos school, donates books appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Housemaid dies in Lokogoma flood
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
A housemaid has died in a flood that submerged part of EFAB Estate, Lokogoma, Abuja, yesterday. The house assistant, City News learnt was unable to leave the house when it was inundated by flooding caused by over five hours of rainfall from 8am to 1pm yesterday. One of the executives of the estate’s landlords’ []The post Housemaid dies in Lokogoma flood appeared first on Daily Trust.
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We are necessary but not evil, FCT natives reply Buhari
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Some natives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have condemned a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari describing them as ‘necessary evil.’ The natives, under the auspices of Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO), in a statement by the president, Commandant Isaac David, described the statement as hate speech. Media reports had quoted the []The post We are necessary but not evil, FCT natives reply Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Kuje chair appoints secretary, 13 other cabinet members
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo, has appointed Mr. Nagarta K. Yakubu as secretary of the council, and 13 other cabinet members. Sabo, in a statement he made available to newsmen, yesterday, named Adamu Haruna as supervisory councillor for Works and Suleiman Buhari as supervisory councillor for Education. Others include Philemon Iya []The post Kuje chair appoints secretary, 13 other cabinet members appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NAGIS to improve revenue generation
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has reiterated the need for a centralized revenue system towards improving the internally generated revenue of the state. He made the call, yesterday, when he visited the Nasarawa Geographic Information System (NAGIS). He said, ‘establishment of NAGIS has been noble as it is sustaining a central revenue system which []The post NAGIS to improve revenue generation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Expose criminals in your midst, Abaji boss tells residents
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, has urged residents of the council to ensure they exposed criminals in their midst. Ajiya, who was speaking when he paid a Sallah homage to the Ona of Abaji at his palace, yesterday, also called on residents to cooperate with security agencies by giving them useful []The post Expose criminals in your midst, Abaji boss tells residents appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Lagos police arrest 18 traffic robbers in 2 weeks
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Lagos State Police command has staged a massive onslaught against traffic robbers with the arrest of about 18 armed robbers from various parts of the metropolis in the last two weeks. The decision to wage war against in-traffic robbers may not be unconnected to the frequent attacks recorded in the state in recent times. Lagos []The post Lagos police arrest 18 traffic robbers in 2 weeks appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Wife accuses husband of stealing pant, sponge for money ritual
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
A housewife, Funmilayo Ayoola, has narrated how her husband stole her pant, sponge and wrapper to make money ritual in Akure. Funmilayo’s case was brought to the knowledge of the police in the sunshine state on April 4, 2019 at about 7pm. Funmilayo, a resident in Orita-Obele Estate, Akure, said sometime in 2014, her pant, []The post Wife accuses husband of stealing pant, sponge for money ritual appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Man who set nine on fire to face murder charge ‘ CP
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Commissioner of police in Ondo state, Mr Undie Adie, has said that Deji Adenuga, an ex-convict, who allegedly set his girlfriend house on fire, killing nine members of the family will be charged to court for murder, and for the death of his former wife. Adie told journalists that the accused person popularly known []The post Man who set nine on fire to face murder charge ‘ CP appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Aggrieved councilors block Ogun Assembly complex over suspension
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Aggrieved Local Government councilors in Ogun State on Thursday stormed the State House of Assembly at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, blocked the entrance gate in protest against their suspension by the legislature. The Councilors besieged the Assembly complex as early as 8am, preventing lawmakers and staff of the Assembly from gaining entrance into the complex. Daily Trust []The post Aggrieved councilors block Ogun Assembly complex over suspension appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Breaking: NBC suspends AIT, Raypower until further notice
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has suspended the license of Daar Communications PLC. The Director General of the NBC, Modibbo Kawu stated this Thursday evening while briefing journalists in Abuja. He said Daar communications have turned themselves into a bad example of what a broadcast station should be. AIT and Raypower stations are owned by []The post Breaking: NBC suspends AIT, Raypower until further notice appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2 Canadian aid workers kidnapped at golf club in Ghana
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Two Canadian women working for a local aid agency have been kidnapped at a golf club in central Ghana, the police said on Thursday. The police statement did not name the victims of the kidnapping at the Kumasi Royal Golf Club, but however gave their ages as 19 and 20. They did not say when []The post 2 Canadian aid workers kidnapped at golf club in Ghana appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I have six cosmetology apprentices says FUNAAB Undergraduate, Adewunmi Widdad Adesewa
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Miss Adewunmi Widdad Adesewa is the CEO of Hardey’s World Mark Of Beauty. She is a 200 Level student of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), studying Soil Science and Land Management. Adesewa spoke about her passion for cosmetology. As a science student, what exactly led you into cosmetology’ I will say I have []The post I have six cosmetology apprentices says FUNAAB Undergraduate, Adewunmi Widdad Adesewa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NGO trains Nigerians on HIV self-testing
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Young Nigerian entrepreneurs were the participants at a 4-week long innovation Bootcamp held by ‘4 Youth by Youth (4YBY)’ organisation. The Bootcamp which was done in partnership with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Saint Louis University, New York University and the University of North Carolina was organised for young people to delve into the []The post NGO trains Nigerians on HIV self-testing appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Over 1m new curable sexually transmitted infections recorded every day- WHO
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Everyday, over one million new cases of curable Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are recorded among people aged 15 to 49 years, a World Health Organisation (WHO) research says. The data published online by the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation on Thursday said this amounts to over 376 million new cases annually of four infections []The post Over 1m new curable sexually transmitted infections recorded every day- WHO appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Letter to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Your Excellency My attention has been drawn to the query you sent to the Emir of Kano yesterday giving him 48 hours to respond to the interim report of the Kano State Anti-Corruption Commission. The language and content of the query indicates clearly an intention to act quickly on the report hence my decision to []The post Letter to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG revokes 6 oil block licences over debts
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Federal Government has revoked six oil block licences due to ‘legacy debts’ owed the federation. The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria’s petroleum industry regulator, in a public notice, yesterday, said the move was ‘in furtherance of the presidential directive on recovery of legacy debts owed the federation in line with the Petroleum Act []The post FG revokes 6 oil block licences over debts appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ibom Air begins commercial operation today ‘ Official
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Ibom Air, the first commercial airline to be owned and operated by a state government in Nigeria and Africa, will begin full commercial operations on June 7, an official said. Mr Ekerete Udoh, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Emmanuel, made this known in a statement on Thursday. Udoh said the airline, having fulfilled all the []The post Ibom Air begins commercial operation today Official appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sigma Pensions promises retirees improved services
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Sigma Pensions has reassured retirees of better service and prompt payment of their pensions. The Head, Relationship Management, Business Development Division, East Sigma Pension, Mrs. Ophelia Alex-Iwuanyanwu, gave the assurance at a one-day retiree/prospective retiree forum held in Owerri, the Imo State capital. She assured that the certainty in their ability to pay retirees their []The post Sigma Pensions promises retirees improved services appeared first on Daily Trust.
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BPE denies conducting verification for defunct PHCN staff
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) says it is not conducting another verification exercise for the staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and is not in any way connected with the purported verification by a group. The BPE in a statement, yesterday, by its spokesperson, Amina Tukur Othman, said its attention []The post BPE denies conducting verification for defunct PHCN staff appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NASS should discard severance package for CPS
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The forthcoming proclamation of the Ninth National Assembly (NASS) by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 11, 2019, should be a Launchpad for members of the parliament working with the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to revisit their ‘severance package,’ discard it and embrace a contribution-based funding for their gratuity when they cease to []The post NASS should discard severance package for CPS appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why pensioners demand upward minimum pension review
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) recently staged a protest in Abuja to remind authorities of the need for an upward review of minimum pension. The pensioners carried placards with messages that projected pension as a right, not a privilege or favour as enormously perceived in some quarters. The National Chairman of NUP, Comrade Omezi []The post Why pensioners demand upward minimum pension review appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ahmed Yakasai joins NAPPSA board
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas, Inc (NAPPSA) has appointed Pharmacist Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai, as a board member. Yakasai, the immediate past president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), is joining the board of NAPPSA, an umbrella organization of Nigerian pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, allied scientists and the academia in []The post Ahmed Yakasai joins NAPPSA board appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sterling Bank appoints new executive and non-executive directors
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Sterling Bank Plc has appointed three new members as directors. The new directors are Messrs Tunde Adeola, Raheem Owodeyi and Subbaramaiah Rajapur. Before their appointments as executive directors, Mr. Adeola was divisional head, Commercial Banking, while Mr. Owodeyi was the bank’s chief operating officer. Rajapur was however appointed as a non-executive director to the board. []The post Sterling Bank appoints new executive and non-executive directors appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Telnet Nigeria announces new GMD, GED
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Telnet Nigeria Limited has announced the appointment of Folorunso Aliu, as the new Group Managing Director of Telnet Group and Adewale Adetugbo as Group Executive Director of the group. The company made the announcement following the departure of its erstwhile Group Managing Director, Gbenga Odujinrin. Aliu who joined the company in 2000 and rose through []The post Telnet Nigeria announces new GMD, GED appeared first on Daily Trust.
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France 2019: Super Falcons target perfect start against Norway
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
African Champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria have said they are in the right mood and spirit to make a perfect start against Norway in their opening match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Saturday in Reims, France. One of only seven teams to have made it to every edition of the FIFA []The post France 2019: Super Falcons target perfect start against Norway appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Super Eagles ready to battle Warriors of Zimbabwe
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Three -time African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have a full house in Asaba, Delta State and are ready to face the Warriors of Zimbabwe in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations sendforth friendly. Both teams are expected to offer a sneak preview of how prepared they are for the AFCON, with Nigeria seeded []The post Super Eagles ready to battle Warriors of Zimbabwe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Akwa, Rangers pick first victories as rain aborts Pillars, Enyimba fixture
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Akwa United and Enugu Rangers yesterday picked their first wins on MatchDay 2 of the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League Super Six. Akwa United who drew 2-2 with Pillars on Tuesday defeated IfeanyiUbah 2-1 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. FC IfeanyiUbah were the better side in the opening minutes of this game but their link-up []The post Akwa, Rangers pick first victories as rain aborts Pillars, Enyimba fixture appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nadal expects Federer onslaught in French Open semifinal
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Rafael Nadal is braced for an all-out assault from Roger Federer when the two great rivals meet at Roland Garros for the first time in eight years in Friday’s French Open semifinal. Although Federer has won the last five meetings in their 38-match rivalry, none of them were on the Spaniard’s beloved clay. In their []The post Nadal expects Federer onslaught in French Open semifinal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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AAG: AFN to hold national trials in Kaduna
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has fixed July 22 to 27 to conduct its national trials at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna ahead of major International competitions coming up this year. Among such is the ECOWAS Region 2 Athletics Junior Championship in Niamey, Niger Republic, the 12th All Africa Games in Morocco and the IAAF []The post AAG: AFN to hold national trials in Kaduna appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Access Bank, UNICEF polo tournament gallops off in Kaduna
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Access Bank Plc., sponored charity Polo Tournament opened yesterday in Kaduna with Fifth Chukker beating Terra E&P 7 goals to 4 and half. The match started at about 5:20 PM due the rains which made the pitch waterlogged. But it commenced shortly after the field was cleared with handicaps in the two teams locking []The post Access Bank, UNICEF polo tournament gallops off in Kaduna appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Halep stunned by Anisimova, Barty ousts Keys
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Defending champion Simona Halep was knocked out of the French Open 6-2 6-4 by 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova in a quarterfinal shock yesterday. The third seed from Romania had been looking to become the first woman to retain her title at Roland Garros since Belgian Justine Henin won three times in a row from 2005-07. []The post Halep stunned by Anisimova, Barty ousts Keys appeared first on Daily Trust.
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