Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Monday 10th June 2019.

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

Let’s focus on reforming SARS
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The panel which was tasked with investigating the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) turned in its report last week. The nine-man Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and chaired by Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission [NHRC] Tony Ojukwu, submitted its reports to the president. The panel was mandated to []The post Let’s focus on reforming SARS appeared first on Daily Trust.
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I don’t want to be stoned ‘ Kwara Gov
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said he is determined to deliver his campaign promises to the people. AbdulRazaq said he was well aware of the high expectations of the people and has resolved to work for them, especially in road construction and provision of other social infrastructure. ‘The state of our roads (in Kwara) []The post I don’t want to be stoned ‘ Kwara Gov appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Good legislation’ll make Nigeria better ‘ Gbajabiamila
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
A major contender for the seat of Speaker in the incoming 9th Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that his vision for the office is to make Nigeria and Nigerians better through good legislations. Gbajabiamila, the outgoing House Leader of the 8th House, said everybody, especially members of different political parties in the House, must be []The post Good legislation’ll make Nigeria better ‘ Gbajabiamila appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Shelve your ambition to protect Igbo interest, group tells Kalu
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The Concerned Abia Leaders and Human Rights Lawyers have asked senator-elect Orji Uzor Kalu to shelve his ambition of becoming deputy Senate president. The coordinator of the leaders, Uche Okorafor, said at a press conference, yesterday, in Abuja that the Igbo nation was more interested in the seat of Speaker of the House of Representatives []The post Shelve your ambition to protect Igbo interest, group tells Kalu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Women groups want Nkeiruka as Reps speaker, Khadija house leader
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Few days to the inauguration of the 9th House of Representatives, a group of women activists on the platform of Coalition for Women in Governance (CWG), Wednesday, staged a rally demanding for leadership positions in the 9th National Assembly. They said giving key positions to women in the leadership hierarchy of the legislative arm of []The post Women groups want Nkeiruka as Reps speaker, Khadija house leader appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Akume asks APC lawmakers-elect to respect party’s position
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
A former Senate Minority Leader, George Akume has asked all the senators and House of Representatives members elect on the platform of APC to respect the party’s position on choice of the 9th assembly leadership. Akume in a statement yesterday in Abuja said allowing the party’s supremacy to prevail would prevent the kind of []The post Akume asks APC lawmakers-elect to respect party’s position appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why I won’t appear before ‘illegal’ APC disciplinary c’ttee ‘ Shuaibu
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, has said that he will not appear before an ‘illegal’ disciplinary committee constituted by the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) to probe him. Shuaibu, in a letter dated June 7, 2019 and addressed to the Deputy National Chairman, []The post Why I won’t appear before ‘illegal’ APC disciplinary c’ttee ‘ Shuaibu appeared first on Dail
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9th Assembly: Rep Lar seeks legislative-executive synergy
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Ahead of the inauguration of the 9th Assembly tomorrow, a member of the House of Representatives, Beni Lar (PDP, Plateau), has advocated more synergy in the working relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government. Lar, who made the call in Abuja during a press briefing on the activities of the 8th House, especially []The post 9th Assembly: Rep Lar seeks legislative-executive synergy appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Baba Hassan, Abok in race for Plateau speaker
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
A former Deputy Speaker in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Baba Hassan, and first-time legislator, Abok Nuhu Ayuba, are expected to slug it out for the position of speaker in the State House of Assembly during today’s inauguration. Baba Hassan, a fourth time legislator who represents Jos North-North, and Abok who represents Jos []The post Baba Hassan, Abok in race for Plateau speaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Oluomo, Elemide battle for Ogun Assembly speakership
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Except last minutes change of mind, the immediate Deputy Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo representing Ifo I, and a member-elect for Odeda constituency, Elemide Oludaisi, will slug it out for the speaker’s seat in today’s inauguration of the 9th Assembly. The battle, which will be a straight fight between Oluomo and []The post Oluomo, Elemide battle for Ogun Assembly speakership appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC needs credible candidate to win Kogi gov’ship
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
A chieftain of the APC in Kogi State, Dan Isah, has urged the leadership of the party to field a credible and popular candidate if it must win the November 16 governorship election in the state. Isah was Director General of the Audu/Faleke Campaign Organisation for the November 2015 Kogi governorship election, and currently heading []The post ‘APC needs credible candidate to win Kogi gov’ship’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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A ‘workaholic’ set to take the gavel
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Barring any unforeseen situation, tomorrow, Tuesday June 11, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan representing Yobe North is set to emerge President of 9th Senate of the 9th National Assembly. He will become the first politician from a core northern state to head the Senate and indeed the legislative arm of government since 1999. The Northern region []The post A ‘workaholic’ set to take the gavel appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Democracy @ 20: In praise of MD Yusuf (1931 ‘2015)
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Nigeria makes history this Wednesday as it observes June 12th as the new Democracy day. Undoubtedly the focus would be on the historic role of Chief Moshood Abiola, (the leading star actor of the annulled 1993 presidential elections) in the struggle for democracy. Having paid the supreme sacrifice with his life in the process of []The post Democracy @ 20: In praise of MD Yusuf (1931 ‘2015) appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Democracy: Banish the demons!
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
One of the things the Buhari administration got right is the official recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day. The maiden celebration is only two days away. The people of this great country from the four directions of the compass once banished tribe, tongue and religion to vote two Muslims as president and vice president []The post Democracy: Banish the demons! appeared first on Daily Trust.
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9th Assembly: Leadership we can trust
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The inauguration of the 9th National Assembly as well as the election of the principal officers is only a few days away from now. We the members of the 9th House of Representatives sure have a date with history on Tuesday June 11, 2019 by ensuring that national interest is placed far ahead of all []The post 9th Assembly: Leadership we can trust appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JAMB: No candidate has more than one UTME result
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, says no candidate of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had more than one result. The board stated this in its weekly bulletin, released from the office of the Registrar, on Sunday in Abuja. The bulletin quoted the Head, Media and Publications, Dr Fabian Benjamin, as saying []The post JAMB: No candidate has more than one UTME result appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Borno governor, Umara offers scholarships to 6,000 students of Borno State University
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Governor Babagana Umara of Borno State has offered scholarships to 6,000 pioneer students to be offered admission into the Borno State University (BSU) to kick start its academic activities. Umara made the pledge during an assessment visit to the university on Sunday in Maiduguri. He said that 100 remedial students would be admitted from the []The post Borno governor, Umara offers scholarships to 6,000 students of Borno State University appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Over 6,000 teachers needed to revitalize education in Borno ‘ NUT
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The Borno Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, says atleast, 6,000 additional teachers were required to improve the quality of education in the state. The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) report that the union spoke against the back drop of 40 mega schools constructed by the government to cater for the education of []The post Over 6,000 teachers needed to revitalize education in Borno ‘ NUT appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Man, 61, arrested for chopping off boy’s hand
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The police command in Lagos State has arrested a fish farmer, Jeremiah Obifor, 61, for allegedly cutting off the hand of an 11-year-old boy, Goodluck Amechi. The spokesman of the police in Lagos State, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a statement in Lagos on Sunday that the man cut off the boy’s hand whom he []The post Man, 61, arrested for chopping off boy’s hand appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Police rescue two brothers from angry mob
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Two brothers, Joseph Ogugom and Paul Ogugom, escaped death by the whiskers at the weekend at the Lawanson area of Lagos when they were attacked by an angry mob who mistook them for kidnappers. According to the police, one of the men, Joseph, had allegedly asked his younger brother, Paul, to help him take his []The post Police rescue two brothers from angry mob appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Man mistakes 11-year-old boy for thief, cuts off his hand
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
A 61-year-old man, Jeremiah Obifor, who was arrested by policemen attached to the Okokomaiko police station, Ojo, Lagos, has admitted cutting off the hand of a 11-year-old boy he said he thought was a thief. Obifor, a resident of No. 14, Isha Ibrahim Street, Ojo, told his interrogators that he saw the boy, Goodluck Amechi, []The post Man mistakes 11-year-old boy for thief, cuts off his hand appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Aduda distributes 120 motorcycles to district heads
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Senator Philip Aduda, representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the Seanate, has donated 120 brand new motorcycles to district heads across the six area councils of the territory. Aduda, while handing over the motorcycles to the beneficiaries at his private residence last Friday in Abuja, said the gesture was to ease movement of the []The post Aduda distributes 120 motorcycles to district heads appeared first on Daily Trust.
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5 die in auto crash in Abuja
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Five persons, including a couple, died in a road accident in Abuja on Sunday. A sixth person, who was seriously injured in the incident which occurred at about 8a.m. near Setraco Junction along Kubwa Expressway, was rushed to the hospital. According to an official of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Emmanuel Agbo, the incident []The post 5 die in auto crash in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Motorist crushes 10 year ‘ old girl to death in Abaji
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
A motorist has crushed a ten year old girl, Lamiso Baba, to death in Abaji roundabout, on Abuja- Lokoja road Saturday. A witness said the incident happened around 5:28 PM when the girl, with four of her play mates were crossing the highway. He said a speeding Toyota Camry car with registration number RBC []The post Motorist crushes 10 year old girl to death in Abaji appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court convicts commercial motorcyclist for theft, assault on policemen
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
An Igbosere, Lagos, chief magistrate court has convicted a 37-year-old man who stole an Android phone and inflicted tooth-bite injuries on men of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in the process of arresting him. According to the police, the convict, Afeez Olalekan, committed the offences on Wednesday June 5, 2019 during the Id-el-Fitr []The post Court convicts commercial motorcyclist for theft, assault on policemen appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UniAbuja hospital inducts 43 medical students
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, has inducted and granted an automatic houseman ship to 43 medical students of the institution. The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UATH Prof. Bissallah Ekele, declared the offer at the third induction ceremony of the institution on Saturday in Abuja. While delivering the induction lecture tittle ‘Public Perception []The post UniAbuja hospital inducts 43 medical students appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mob descends on man, brother after wife raised false kidnapping alarm
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The Police in Lagos have rescued two men after being wrongfully accused of trying to kidnap a woman. The victim, one Justina Emmanuel, who has mental health challenge, had shouted for help and a mob descended on her husband, Joseph Agugom and his brother, Paul Agugom who were taking her to the hospital, the police []The post Mob descends on man, brother after wife raised false kidnapping alarm appeared first on Daily Trust.
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OOUTH depressed, unfit to produce doctors, says Ogun governor
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday bemoaned the deplorable condition of the state-owned Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) in Sagamu, saying the facility is currently unfit to produce competent medical doctors. He made this known on Sunday in Sagamu while speaking with journalists shortly after he had inspected the facility. Abiodun, who []The post OOUTH depressed, unfit to produce doctors, says Ogun governor appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Stitching the world together
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
During my primary school days in the 1970s when the world was gripped by many crises and conflicts including the Cold War, Vietnam War, Middle East conflict and many African wars of decolonization, United Nations featured in the news more than it does today. Every day on my grandmother’s radio set, BBC’s Hausa Service made []The post Stitching the world together appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ethiopian Airlines begins Lagos-Johannesburg flight June 15
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Ethiopian Airlines has concluded plan to start flight operations to Johannesburg, South Africa, from Lagos via Lome from June 15, 2019. The General Manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria, Mrs Firihiewot Mekonnen, who disclosed this at the weekend said the flights will operate daily from Lagos via Lome. With the proposed flight, the airline, which []The post Ethiopian Airlines begins Lagos-Johannesburg flight June 15 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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External forces behind Lagos PDP crisis ‘ Elders
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Still reeling from their defeat in the general elections, elders and leaders of the PDP in Lagos have blamed the crises in the party on those they called ‘external forces’. They said external forces ‘deliberately orchestrated, sponsored, promoted and abetted crisis in Lagos State.’ They therefore vowed that ‘any external intervention in the affairs of []The post External forces behind Lagos PDP crisis ‘ Elders appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Super Eagles land in Ismailia for 2019 AFCON
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Three time African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria yesterday landed in Ismailia, 12 days ahead of the kick-off of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt. The Super Eagles left the shores of Nigeria few hours after the Technical Adviser of the team, Gernot Rohr released names of the 23 []The post Super Eagles land in Ismailia for 2019 AFCON appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Iheanacho’s exclusion didn’t come to me as a surprise ‘ Lawal
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
A former international, Garba Lawal has said he was not surprised by Gernot Rohr’s decision to drop Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho from the 2019 AFCON squad. Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, Lawal said he knew long ago that Iheanacho would not make the squad because he was not playing regularly for his club. He []The post Iheanacho’s exclusion didn’t come to me as a surprise Lawal appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Super 6: Pillars’ Adamu Hassan wants Rangers scalp
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Kano Pillars striker, Adamu Hassan is confident his team will get the maximum points against Rangers when they meet today in their fourth match in the ongoing NPFL Super 6 in Lagos. Kano Pillars who have not hidden their desire to pick one of the continental tickets at the end of the playoff are leading []The post Super 6: Pillars’ Adamu Hassan wants Rangers scalp appeared first on Daily Trust.
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IAAF to rebrand as World Athletics
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
World athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, is to rebrand as World Athletics, it was announced yesterday. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was initially founded in 1912 as the International Amateur Athletic Federation. The body, currently presided over by Britain’s two-time Olympic 1500m gold medallist Sebastian Coe, took its present name in 2001 and []The post IAAF to rebrand as World Athletics appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Barty targets No 1 spot after French Open win
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Ashleigh Barty said that she ‘certainly’ did not think the French Open would be her first Grand Slam title, but with the Roland Garros crown sealed, she will head into the next few majors as one of the favourites and targeting her ‘next goal’ of becoming the world No 1. The Australian, the first player []The post Barty targets No 1 spot after French Open win appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nadal sweeps to 12th Roland Garros title
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown yesterday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem. The 33-year-old Spaniard becomes the first player, man or woman, to win the same Slam 12 times after seeing off a brave challenge from a weary Thiem in []The post Nadal sweeps to 12th Roland Garros title appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Organisers reveal new logo as HiFL resumes June 18
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The organisers of the 2019 edition of the Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL) have revealed the draws for the group stages as well as the new team jerseys and logos. The 32 teams that have qualified for the group stage were drawn into eight groups of four teams each from the Sahel and Coastal divisions. []The post Organisers reveal new logo as HiFL resumes June 18 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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UPDATED: Nigeria drop Iheanacho, Ajayi from AFCON squad
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has been dropped by coach Gernot Rohr from the Super Eagles squad to the African Cup of Nations, AFCON. Also dropped from the 23-man list, according to ScoreNigeria, was Semi Ajayi of English club Rotherham United. Iheanacho had struggled for game time at his Premier League club all through last []The post UPDATED: Nigeria drop Iheanacho, Ajayi from AFCON squad appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Sane, Reus on target as Germany beat Belarus in Euro 2020 qualifier
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Germany eased past hosts Belarus 2-0 with goals from Leroy Sane and Marco Reus on Saturday to make it two wins from their first two Euro 2020 Group C qualifiers. The three-times European champions, who suffered a shock 2018 FIFA World Cup first round exit last year before being relegated in the inaugural Nations League, []The post Sane, Reus on target as Germany beat Belarus in Euro 2020 qualifier appeared first on Daily Trust.
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