Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 26th June 2019.

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

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PDP rejigs minority positions in Senate
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has initiated moves to rejig the minority positions in the 9th Senate. Our correspondent gathered from impeccable sources at the PDP national secretariat, yesterday in Abuja, that the party had resolved to replace Senator Clifford Odia (PDP, Edo Central) with Senator Sahabi Yau (PDP, Zamfara North) as Deputy Minority Whip. []The post PDP rejigs minority positions in Senate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reps: Court of Appeal affirms Usman’s election in Adamawa
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Mustapha Usman as member representing Yola South, Yola North, and Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State. Justice M.B. Idris, yesterday, dismissed the appeal by Abdulrauf Abdulkadir Modibbo for lacking in merit. The appellate court upheld the judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja, []The post Reps: Court of Appeal affirms Usman’s election in Adamawa appeared first on Daily Trust.
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No cabal in Aso Rock, say Pro-Buhari protesters
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
A group of protesters under the aegis of Muhammadu Buhari Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group (MBO-DSG), yesterday, dismissed report on the presence of a cabal in Aso Rock. The protesters, who are members of the ruling APC, were led by the MBO-DSG National Coordinator, Usman Ibrahim. Ibrahim who spoke during the protest at the APC national []The post No cabal in Aso Rock, say Pro-Buhari protesters appeared first on Daily Trust.
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We can’t afford executive, legislative acrimony ‘ Sen Adeyeye
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government should be seen as more of a division of labour than being mutually independent, the senator representing Ekiti South, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye, has said. Adeyeye told journalists in Abuja that there was need for constant collaboration and cooperation between the two arms of government for []The post We can’t afford executive, legislative acrimony ‘ Sen Adeyeye appeared first on Daily Trust.
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60 presidential candidates ask Atiku to stop ‘heating up the polity
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Sixty presidential candidates in the February 23 election have asked the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar and his party to stop ‘heating up the polity’ over INEC server. Atiku and PDP are in court challenging the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC as winner of the election, insisting that a result []The post 60 presidential candidates ask Atiku to stop ‘heating up the polity’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Atiku: My request to inspect INEC server not rejected
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Candidate of the PDP for the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, has said the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal did not reject his request to check INEC server as claimed by the Presidency. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement, Monday, praised what he called a ‘landmark ruling’ of []The post Atiku: My request to inspect INEC server not rejected appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Groups want 40 per cent youth in Buhari’s cabinet
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The APC Civic Support Group and the Nigerian Engineering Youth for Good Governance have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give 40 per cent of ministerial slots to youths. The groups, in conjunction with the Nigerian Labour Congress, Nigerian Youth Re-Orientation for True Democracy and the Not Too Young To Rule movement, also urged ‘ []The post Groups want 40 per cent youth in Buhari’s cabinet appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Reps urged to concede House Leader position to Sokoto
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
A group, Arewa Democratic Front (ADF), has asked the leadership of the House of Representatives to prepare the ground for Sokoto State to produce the next House Leader. Chairman of the group, Abubakar Ainu, in a statement said Sokoto State was the only state in the North that was yet to get a key position []The post Reps urged to concede House Leader position to Sokoto appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2023 presidency: Umahi dissociates self from campaign team inauguration
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has dissociated himself from the purported inauguration of a campaign platform by a group of Socio-political group in Abakaliki on Tuesday. Umahi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Uzor, also dissociated his government from any form of political gathering with intent to promote his presidential ambition []The post 2023 presidency: Umahi dissociates self from campaign team inauguration appeared first on Daily Trust.
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2019 election endorsement: Buhari pledges to revisit Electoral Act
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Presidency on Tuesday welcomed endorsement of 2019 Presidential Elections, described as free, fair and credible, by 60 presidential candidates and chairmen of their parties, urging opposition to accept loss with grace and maturity. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja []The post 2019 election endorsement: Buhari pledges to revisit Electoral Act appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari appoints Acting chairman for NNPC Board
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Thomas John as Acting Alternate Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Governing Board. The Corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, in Abuja on Tuesday According to the statement, the new appointment takes effect immediately. The statement []The post Buhari appoints Acting chairman for NNPC Board appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Insecurity: Afenifere urges Buhari to beef up police strength
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit more policemen from the 774 Local Government Areas in order to improve security. A delegation of the group led by Sen. Ayo Fasanmi, visited Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after the meeting, Sen. Bola []The post Insecurity: Afenifere urges Buhari to beef up police strength appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari meets Afenifere, explains why ex-CJN was suspended
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met with the leadership of the Afenifere, where he explained why the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen was suspended before his voluntary retirement on May 28. The president, who spoke extensively on the war against corruption, right from the time he was military head of []The post Buhari meets Afenifere, explains why ex-CJN was suspended appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Senate plans separate budget for police commands
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, disclosed that the National Assembly is planning a separate budget for adequate funding of the 36 commands of Nigeria Police. Lawan said the move was to enable officers and men of the police force perform optimally and tackle insecurity in the country. He disclosed this on Tuesday []The post Senate plans separate budget for police commands appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Osun Govt. denies receiving Paris Club refund
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Osun State Government has said that it did not receive Paris Club Refund from the Federal Government, saying that such refunds were always made public by government. The denial followed a protest on Tuesday by retirees in the state , under the aegis of Forum of 2011/12 Pensioners in Osogbo, the state capital. The []The post Osun Govt. denies receiving Paris Club refund appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Aisha Buhari wants more women in seafaring profession
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday asked maritime agencies to review subsisting policies to accommodate more Nigerian women in the seafaring profession. The first lady who described women as good human and material managers said that, such policy drive would help to level gender inequalities existing in []The post Aisha Buhari wants more women in seafaring profession appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NCAA investigates helicopter’s landing on Benin-Ore Highway
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has begun full-scale investigation to ascertain the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday. The General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports []The post NCAA investigates helicopter’s landing on Benin-Ore Highway appeared first on Daily Trust.
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No jumbo salary for National Assembly members ‘ Lawan
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan has said that there was nothing like jumbo salary for National Assembly members as being speculated in some quarters. Lawan made the disclosure, when members of the Senators’ Forum paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja on Tuesday. While further disregarding the jumbo pay []The post No jumbo salary for National Assembly members ‘ Lawan appeared first on Daily Trust.
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School supervisor denies defiling 2 year-old pupil
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
A 47-year-old school supervisor, Adegboyega Adenekan, on Tuesday denied defiling a two-year and 11-month-old pupil, a charge he is facing before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adenekan, a supervisor of the Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City, Lagos State, opened his defence on Tuesday. He []The post School supervisor denies defiling 2 year-old pupil appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Court remands 65-year-old father for allegedly raping own daughter
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered a 65-year-old man, Bayo Akinwete, to be remanded in prison custody over allegations of raping his 13 year old own daughter. This according to the magistrate is to enable the court seek legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). The court also did []The post Court remands 65-year-old father for allegedly raping own daughter appeared first on Daily Trust.
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There’s a new way Nigerians consult doctors
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Following a successful launch and quick adoption of SeekMed a mobile telemedicine application by a majority of early users, the mobile app has found its way into the healthcare market, enjoying positive reviews and a 4.8-star rating on Google Play Store. Primarily created to offer users medical second opinion before making major surgical []The post Theres a new way Nigerians consult doctors appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Dana Air partners NGO on free cancer screening
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), Dana Air has forged partnership with Project PINK BLUE to conduct free prostate cancer screening for 3,000 men across Nigeria. The free screening initiative which is tagged- ‘Men on Blue project” will commence on the 29th of June 2019 and will hold in Abuja, Niger, Nassarawa, Rivers, []The post Dana Air partners NGO on free cancer screening appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Osun: Gov laments state of trauma centre in hospital
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has lamented the invasion of monkeys from the Osun Osogbo groove as they vandalized the trauma centre at State hospital, Asubiaro in Osogbo. According to the hospital officials, the monkeys living in the bush behind the hospital vandalized the center. The hospital is near Osun-Osogbo groove. During his on-the-spot []The post Osun: Gov laments state of trauma centre in hospital appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG is enlarging steel sector for economic diversification
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Federal Government is running a sustainable economic diversification programme with the revival of ailing metallurgical industries across the country, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Mines and Steel Development, Abdulkadir Muazu, has said. Muazu spoke in Jos, the Plateau State capital, yesterday, at the opening ceremony of a 2-day metallurgical industry stakeholders forum, North Central []The post ‘FG is enlarging steel sector for economic diversification’ appeared first on D
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Beware of fraudsters using our name, CBN warns Nigerians
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Financial Inclusion State Steering Committee (FISSCO) have alerted Nigerians of the existence of fraudsters using its name to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. The bank said some individuals and organisations were cashing in on the financial inclusion trainings to perpetrate the act. In a statement issued []The post Beware of fraudsters using our name, CBN warns Nigerians appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Oando: SEC opposes Tinubu, deputy’s joinder suit
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), through its lawyer, Chief Anthony Idigbe (SAN), has opposed an application for joinder, in a suit before a Federal High Court Lagos, by two chief executive officers of Oando Plc, seeking rights enforcement. The suit was filed by the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Oando Plc, Mr Adewale []The post Oando: SEC opposes Tinubu, deputy’s joinder suit appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ebonyi tops in accessing FG loans ‘ CBN
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Centre Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said Ebonyi State remains top in accessing various loans introduced by the Federal Government. The Assistant Director, Corporate Communication, of the apex bank, Mazi Samuel Okogbue, stated this in Abakaliki during a one-day cash fair on ‘Financial Inclusion’ held in Abakaliki. ‘These include Anchor Borrowers fund, bailout fund, []The post Ebonyi tops in accessing FG loans CBN appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NCC grants landing permit to Avanti for satellite-based internet
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved a landing permit for the HYLAS 4 satellite space segment for Avanti Communications over Nigerian territory. Speaking at the presentation in Abuja, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, said the landing permit is first of its kind in the history of satellite communications []The post NCC grants landing permit to Avanti for satellite-based internet appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PenCom schedules verification of FG retirees
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Acting Director General of the National Pension Commission, Aisha Dahir-Umar, has said that payment of pension and retirement benefits are the mandate of the Pension Reform Act, 2014. Speaking at the pre-retirement workshop for Federal Government retirees who are due for retirement in 2020 held in Abuja, yesterday, Dahir-Umar said the commission would protect []The post PenCom schedules verification of FG retirees appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FG finally inaugurates SEC board
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Federal Government has inaugurated the Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), four years after the agency had remained without one. The board members are Olufemi Lijadu, chairman; Mr. Lamido Yuguda, non-executive commissioner; Mrs Rekiya Ladi non-executive commissioner; Mr. Okokon Ekanem Udo, representative of Ministry of Finance; Mrs Angela Adewumi Sere-Ejembi, representative of []The post FG finally inaugurates SEC board appeared first on Daily Trust.
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NAMA probes helicopter landing on busy Ore road
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Nigerian aviation authorities are currently investigating the trending video of a helicopter that landed at Ore axis of the Lagos-Benin Expressway to pick a passenger. The one minute, 16 second video has gained traction on the social media with the chopper cleared to land by some mobile policemen along the expressway during traffic gridlock. Though []The post NAMA probes helicopter landing on busy Ore road appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Naira closes at N359.5 per dollar at parallel market in Lagos
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The Naira on Tuesday closed at N359.5 to a dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N462 and N407, respectively. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) segment, the naira was sold at N360 to a dollar, while the Pound Sterling []The post Naira closes at N359.5 per dollar at parallel market in Lagos appeared first on Daily Trust.
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JUST IN: MTN launches 4G+ in Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has launched 4G+ network in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. A statement from the leading telecom giant in Lagos on Tuesday said the enhanced 4G+ service is aimed at delivering a premium experience to more people across the country. Speaking at the launch, the Chief Operating Officer, MTN Nigeria, Mazen Mroue, said []The post JUST IN: MTN launches 4G+ in Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Five things Super Eagles must do to beat Guinea on Wednesday
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Nigeria’s quest for a fourth African Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy continues in Alexandria, Egypt as the Super Eagles take on Guinea in their second Group B encounter on Wednesday. The Super Eagles are on top of their group with three points, following a narrow 1-0 victory against tournament debutants Burundi, on Saturday. As 24 []The post Five things Super Eagles must do to beat Guinea on Wednesday appeared first on Daily Trust.
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