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  • 2 hours JUST IN: Ganduje inaugurates committee for Ruga settlement DailyTrust
    Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Thursday inaugurated a committee that will ensure the establishment of Ruga settlement for herdsmen from the state and other herders from across the nation. Addressing the committee after their inauguration, Ganduje said the establishment of the Ruga settlement will stop the herders from wandering and by extension expands their economic capability. He said it will also tackle insecurity and other attributed social vices. “The committee is expected to identify suitable areas within the state for the establishment of Ruga settlement and also identify market for the products that may come out from ... more
  • 2 hours Firm denies using ambulance to convey banned tramadol DailyTrust
    * says vehicle was hijacked illegally, as it suspends driver Medbury Medical Services, owner of the ambulance illegally used to convey 10 cartons of stolen tramadol which was arrested yesterday by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has denied involvement in the act. In a statement on Thursday, the company said the driver hijacked the ambulance without permission. It will be recalled that Customs officials from the Apapa Area Command, on Wednesday announced the arrest of two suspects caught with 10 cartons of stolen tramadol conveyed in an ambulance at Apapa ports. Medbury said it earlier declared the whereabouts ... more
  • 3 hours Jigawa Hisbah command arrests 19 commercial sex workers, 17 male suspects DailyTrust
    The Jigawa State Hisbah Command has arrested 19 commercial sex workers during a raid in some of the brothels across the state. 17 male suspects were also arrested in beer parlours while a total of 647 bottles of beer were confiscated during the raid. The State Commander of Hisbah, Ibrahim Dahiru, made the disclosure on Thursday while speaking with Daily Trust in Dutse, the capital of Jigawa State, saying the raid was carried out in conjunction with the police. Dahiru, who commended the police in the state for the cooperation, urged members of the public to shun social vices. “Some ... more
  • 3 hours House of Reps lack constitutional powers to shut down Edo Assembly— Obaseki DailyTrust
    The Edo State Government has said that the House of Representatives lacks the Constitutional powers to shut down the State House of Assembly. The state government was reacting to the purported orders by the House of Representatives to the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to seal off Edo House of Assembly until a proper inauguration is done. A statement by the Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie said there is nowhere in the constitution where the House of Representatives or even the National Assembly is granted the right or power to ... more
  • 3 hours Federal lawmakers move to avert SANU, NASU strike DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to release the earned allowance of members of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) between 2009 and 2016, to avert impending strike. Decrying what they termed “bias against non-academic staff of Nigerian universities,” the lawmakers asked the federal government to urgently set up a committee to address the alleged discrimination. The resolutions followed a motion brought under matters of urgent public importance by Aisha Dukku (APC, Gombe). Dukku, while leading debate on the motion said the fund recently released to universities was ... more
  • 3 hours Kaduna Imam seeks partnership with Daily Trust to promote peace DailyTrust
    The Chief of Imam Kano road Jummaat Mosque in Kaduna, Sheikh Mahmud Muhammad Imam has solicited for partnership with Media Trust Limited 9publishers of Trust tittles) for the promotion of peace in Kaduna and the country in general. The cleric made the plea when he led a delegation of Islahul Ummah Assufiyya Islamic Organization of Nigeria on a courtesy visit to the Daily Trust Regional office in Kaduna. He said that the visit is aimed at appreciating the efforts of the newspaper and to solicit for partnership in the promotion of peace and development of the society. He said the ... more
  • 4 hours Ebonyi: 50 persons escape death as popular hotel collapses DailyTrust
    No fewer than 40 persons have escaped death at a hotel popularly known as Metro View in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital following the collapse of a section of the building. Daily Trust gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday night at about 9pm but no life was lost but properties were destroyed. A member of the hotel management, Chief Austine Orji, who spoke to journalists on behalf of the Company said they had noticed a crack in some sections of the building some days ago. Chief Orji added that the company had initiated concrete reinforcement to save the building ... more
  • 4 hours Prof Chukwu calls for the building of asthma clinics in rural areas DailyTrust
    Former Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has called on the Federal Government to set up clinics with modern health equipment in rural areas where thousands of asthma patients could be treated and cured. Prof Chukwu made the call on Thursday while addressing participants at the 2019 Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Annual Asthma National Conference held at Oakland Hotel, Enugu. The former minister emphasized the importance of information as a panacea to educate and fight hard against environmental pollution. He said governments at all levels have a greater task now than before to tackle environmental pollution and also to build asthma clinics ... more
  • 4 hours Plateau: 632 cadets undergoing final training to join Armed Forces DailyTrust
    Six hundred and thirty two cadets comprising of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air force are presently undergoing their final outdoor exercise at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre in Shere Hills, Jos before joining the Nigerian Armed Forces. Daily Trust reports that the cadets have undergone map reading and are presently undergoing leadership and endurance training after which they will be moved to Kontogora in Niger State to carry out the tactical and battle inoculation stage of the exercise. The Deputy Commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), AVM Ismaila Sadiq Kaita who was at Shere Hills to assess ... more
  • 5 hours APC expels National Vice Chairman over anti-party activities DailyTrust
    The All Progressives Congress, APC, has expelled the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir, over anti-party activities The party disclosed this  in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu. The statement reads: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the disciplinary actions of Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the Party’s Sokoto State Executive Committee on the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities. “The party organs in Sokoto State have earlier expelled Inuwa Abdulkadir and passed on their recommendation to the ... more
  • 5 hours CAF removes Amaju Pinnick as vice-president DailyTrust
    Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick has been dismissed from his role as a vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) and replaced by South Africa’s Danny Jordaan, reports BBC. Pinnick had served as the first vice-president of Caf since July 2018. No reason was given for his removal by Caf President Ahmad, who signed an agreement with Fifa President Gianni Infantino on Thursday to confirm the appointment of Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura as a ‘General Delegate for Africa’. Pinnick’s exit means a reshuffling of Ahmad’s vice-presidents, with Constant Omari of DR Congo and Moroccan Faouzi Lekjaa moving up from second ... more
  • 5 hours Judge recuses self from Gen. Alkali’s murder case DailyTrust
    Justice Daniel Longji of Plateau State High Court on Thursday recused himself in the murder trial of former Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters, late Major General Idris Alkali (rtd). Justice Longji cited limited time and retirement as reasons forcing him to recuse himself from the trial. It would be recalled that about 27 suspects were arraigned before Plateau state High Court on a five count charge bordering criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, failure to give information to security agents on the crime, unlawful assembly for the purpose of committing an offence and resisting the search for the late Gen. Alkali. The ... more
  • 6 hours Cleric seeks end to 40 years marriage over sex denial after 8 children DailyTrust
    An Islamic cleric Ganiyu Salami, on Thursday approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to end his 40 years marriage to Halimatu, for allegedly denying him sex and threatening his life. Salami told the court that his wife and mother of his eight children, had denied him his matrimonial rights by failing in her conjugal duties. “My wife who sleeps, eats my food and drinks my water has been starving me of sex for 16 years now. “She will not even allow me to neither touch her nor make love to her.” The petitioner said that his wife fought him frequently ... more
  • 6 hours Fans react as Anthony Joshua visits Fela’s Shrine DailyTrust
    Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua caused a social media frenzy following his visit to Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Joshua has been on a Nigerian tour, visiting several landmarks and interacting with fans. The British boxer, who constantly connects with his Nigerian roots via social media, shared the video of his visit on his Twitter handle @anthonyfjoshua. In the video, Joshua is seen mixing up with fans before meeting Femi Kuti who showed him around the Shrine.
    Powerful moments pic.twitter.com/Vr12WYMD0c — Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) July 17, 2019 Commenting under the ... more
  • 6 hours Court fixes July 29 for hearing of El-Zakzaky’s application for foreign medical trip DailyTrust
    A Kaduna State High Court has fixed 29th July, 2019 for hearing for hearing of the bail application filed on behalf of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat to seek for medical attention in India. The IMN leader is standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace among other charges. Speaking after the court sitting, counsel to El-zakzaky, Femi Falana SAN said his client is seeking permission to travel abroad for urgent medical attention saying, “Unfortunately, the Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecution; Mr. ... more
  • 6 hours Supreme Court dismisses suit challenging Gov. Babagana Zulum’s nomination DailyTrust
    The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by Alhaji Idris Mamman-Gatumbwa challenging the nomination of Gov. Babagana Zulum by All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections. Justice Jonn Okoro, in a lead judgment, held that the case was statute barred and therefore dismissed the motion on notice brought by Gatumbwa. “This appeal is hereby dismissed haven been withdrawn by the counsel to the appellant without any objection and there shall be no order as to cost. NAN reports that the Court of Appeal, Jos Division in March, dismissed an appeal challenging the ... more
  • 6 hours Reps approve Buhari’s request to appoint 15 Special Advisers DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to appoint 15 Special Advisers in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. The approval followed a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Garba Ado (APC-Kano) at plenary in Abuja on Thursday. The approval is in line with the provisions of Section 151 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended. The provision states that the president has the power to appoint any person as a Special Adviser to assist him in the performance of his functions. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president, in a message ... more
  • 7 hours Governors, UNDP launch $10m Lake Chad stabilisation project DailyTrust
    Lake Chad basin governors, the United Nations development programme (UNDP) and other multi-level partners have signed a $100m regional stabilisation facility aimed at ending the humanitarian crisis and scale up the range of stabilisation intervention in Lake Chad Basin. The four Lake Chad Basin countries have welcomed this joint initiative, as part of their own ongoing efforts to secure and stabilize the region. The project was formally ratified on Wednesday night in Niamey, Niger Republic at the ongoing three-day second meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum (LCBGF). The conference organised by the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), with ... more
  • 7 hours Gospel singer, Frank Edwards celebrates 17yrs Asthma free DailyTrust
    Nigerian gospel singer, Frank Edwards is celebrating 17 years of being healed of Asthma. Edwards, who took to Instagram handle @frankrichboy to celebrate, also expressed gratitude to God for the healing. According to the gospel singer, he had never used an inhaler since those years and nothing has happened to him. The singer, with excitement, prayed for those going through same challenge. He wrote: “Today marks 17 years God healed me from asthma and I’ve never used an inhaler since then.” “My prayer tonight is to everyone with any type of health challenge even if it’s a terminal disease.” “WE SERVE ... more
  • 8 hours Truth About The Withdrawal, By The Attorney General Of The Federation, Of The Criminal Charges Against Senator Danjuma Goje DailyTrust
    Following a spate of inaccurate and untrue reports in the media on the withdrawal of criminal charges against Sen. Danjuma Goje, it has become necessary for the correct facts to be publicly stated, to avoid genuine misunderstanding by well-meaning commentators and also expose the malicious insinuations of mischief makers. First of all, the so-called “N25b fraud” that has been bandied about in the media, never featured in the case. The sum total of all the monies mentioned in the charge was about N8b. Of that total, N5b was a loan taken from Access Bank for completion of infrastructural projects such ... more
  • 8 hours Breaking: Renault, Coscharis to assemble cars in Nigeria DailyTrust
    French carmaker Renault and Nigerian conglomerate Coscharis Group have formed a partnership to assemble and distribute Renault vehicles in Nigeria, the companies said on Thursday. Fabrice Cambolive, Senior Vice-President and Chairman of the Africa, Middle East and India Pacific region of Renault, said in Paris that the expansion was because Nigeria was a strategic African country. “With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria is a strategic African country where Groupe Renault will extend its footprint,” Cambolive said. The Coscharis Group plant will start assembling Renault Logan and Renault Duster vehicles and will distribute the cars through their sales network ... more
  • 9 hours Israel records hottest day in its history DailyTrust
    Temperatures in Israel soared to their highest-ever level on Wednesday, the Israel Meteorological Service confirmed on Thursday. The temperature in Sodom, in the Dead Sea area, reached almost 50 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, according to the Israel Meteorological Service. During the day, fires broke out in several locations around the country. A number of people sustained light injuries and about 200 houses were evacuated. Even in the coastal plain along the Mediterranean, temperatures rose up to 42 degrees. Humidity was unusually low for the time of year, ranging between 10 and 25 per cent in different parts of the country. ... more
  • 9 hours Lessons from Super Eagles’ 2019 AFCON performance DailyTrust
    The Super Eagles of Nigeria wrapped up their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign with a 1-0 victory over the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the third-place playoff in Cairo on Wednesday to claim bronze. No doubt, Nigeria went into the continental football showpiece as one of the top favourites to win the coveted trophy. However, a last-gasp free kick by Riyad Mahrez in the semi-finals dashed the hopes of the Super Eagles reaching their eighth final. Wednesday’s losers’ final made it eight times the Super Eagles have been involved in an AFCON third-place match and they have won ... more
  • 9 hours UK may be entering full-blown recession – budget watchdog DailyTrust
    Britain might be entering a full-blown recession and a no-deal Brexit could more than double the country’s budget deficit in 2019, the watchdog for public finances on Thursday said. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said the world’s fifth-biggest economy appeared to have flat-lined or possibly contracted in the second quarter, some of which was probably “pay-back” after Brexit-related stock building in early 2019. “But surveys were particularly weak in June, suggesting that the pace of growth is likely to remain weak. “This raises the risk that the economy may be entering a full-blown recession,’’ it said in a report ... more
  • 9 hours Infantino rejects ‘colonialism’ criticism DailyTrust
    FIFA President Gianni Infantino has rejected comments that the global soccer body has taken a “colonialist” attitude towards African football and its governing organisation CAF (Confederation of African Football). FIFA last month took the unprecedented move of announcing it would jointly administer African football with CAF and would send its Senegalese Secretary-General Fatma Samoura on a ninth-month secondment to overhaul the African body. The move followed corruption allegations against CAF President Ahmad Ahmad which he has denied. Some African officials have opposed the move while former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, in a recent interview with the BBC, described it as ... more
  • 9 hours Osun: Monarch advocates death penalty for kidnappers DailyTrust
    The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has called for death penalty for kidnappers in the state to help put an end to kidnapping. Akanbi made the call during a courtesy visit by the traditional rulers of Iwo land to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola in Osogbo on Thursday. The traditional rulers visited the governor to felicitate with him on his victory as the winner of the Sept. 2018 Governorship election, as upheld by the Supreme Court. The monarch said the issue of kidnapping in the state had become worrisome and demanded a harsh penalty for anyone that carried out ... more
  • 10 hours Iran agrees to allow women watch upcoming 2022 World Cup Qualifiers DailyTrust
    Iran’s Football Federation (FFIRI) has agreed to allow women to attend upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers of their men’s national team but that approval from the government is still needed. The ruling body FIFA on Thursday said that a letter from its president Gianni Infantino with a July 15 deadline for progress on the matter “has been answered positively” by Iran Football Chief, Mehdi Taj. “Mr Taj confirmed that the requested access has been approved by the FFIRI Executive Committee and that the matter has been taken up directly with the Minister of Sports and Youth in Iran. “This is ... more
  • 10 hours Juventus confirm de Ligt signing from Ajax DailyTrust
    Juventus have signed Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt for 75 million euros ($84.25 million) on a five-year contract, the Italian Serie A champions said on Thursday. “It’s the news all Bianconeri fans have been waiting to hear all summer: Matthijs de Ligt is officially a Juventus player!” the club said on its website. The transfer fee, which includes additional costs for 10.5 million euros, is at the top of the potential range of 65 to 75 million euros that Sky Italy reported in June. The contract includes a termination clause of 150 million euros which is valid from the third ... more
  • 10 hours 400 Indigenes of Adiabo Community benefit from free eye care outreach DailyTrust
    No fewer than 400 persons in Adiabo community of Cross River State have benefited from free eye care services. The free eye services were conducted by the Nigerian Optometry Association (NOA) with the support of Women Optometrist in Nigeria (WON) to mark their annual anniversary. The exercise which held yesterday was also to re-orientate the local people about the need to take care of their eyes. The free medical mission was part of the organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility at the Annual National Conference which officially opened on the 18th of July, 2018 at Calabar International Conference Center Addressing the beneficiaries, ... more
  • 15 hours Driver, escort arrested while smuggling N2.8m Tramadol in ambulance DailyTrust
    A 45-year-old ambulance driver, Michael Ajibade, attached to Medbury  Medical Company and his escort, one Olatunde Emmanuel, have been arrested while attempting to smuggle N2. 8 million worth of Tramadol out of the Lagos Port Complex. It was learnt that the ambulance used was supposed to be stationed at the port to provide emergency medical services and rescue operations to injured or sick dockworkers. The Customs Area Controller, Apapa Area Command, Comptroller Abba Kura, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects said the ambulance carrying the banned substance was intercepted at the gate of the port by customs officers on ... more
  • 15 hours Police parade 33 suspects, recover rifles in Enugu DailyTrust
    The Enugu State Police command on Wednesday paraded 33 criminal suspects who were arrested for various criminal offences within the past one month. Also, the command said it recovered 10 assorted rifles, some cartridges and handful of ammunition. It also recovered armoured transformer cables and vandalized transformer components, four laptops and some charms. The Commissioner of Police for the state, Sulaiman Balarabe, who paraded the suspects, said the arrest followed intensive and pro-active efforts made  by operatives under the Operation Puff Adder in the state. The CP said that the operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Urban Patrol and Anti-Cultism ... more
  • 15 hours Police arrest 3 over murder of aged couple in Ogun DailyTrust
    The Police in Ogun State have arrested three suspected killers of an aged couple in Sagamu, Sagamu LGA in the state. A 72-year-old man, James Olaosebikan and his wife, Esther Olaosebikan, 68, were reportedly killed on June 30 in their house located at K.M 54 Lagos-Ibadan expressway Sagamu. Our correspondent gathered that son of the deceased, Joseph Olaosebikan had reported at the police station in Sagamu that the alleged killers entered the house through the ceiling and “macheted his parents to death.” A statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Wednesday by the Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the ... more
  • 15 hours NDLEA nabs 52 suspected drug traffickers in Niger DailyTrust
    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Niger Command, has arrested 52 suspected drug traffickers across the state with substances suspected to be cannabis sativa and psychotropic drugs. The commander of the agency in the state, Mrs Sylvia Egwunwoke, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday, that the arrests were made in the first half of year 2019. “We have so far succeeded in convicting 27 persons while the remaining cases are pending at the courts,” Egwunwoke said. She apealed to the public to always report any suspicious activity or individual to relevant authorities to enable the ... more
  • 15 hours Extortion by police to be treated as armed robbery – Kwara CP DailyTrust
    The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has reiterated that any policeman found extorting members of the public would be treated as an armed robber. He said this in his office when he received in audience members of the Ilorin Emirate Durbar Committee in Ilorin, yesterday, adding that his command took exception to extortion and every act of misconduct from its men. He said the force got demoralised with a recent publication from a group alleging that the command was extorting the people on the roads. Egbetokun said the police were making frantic effort in ensuring that crime is ... more
  • 15 hours Court remands tailor over illegal possession of firearm DailyTrust
    An Ilorin Magistrate Court on Wednesday ordered that a tailor, Jamiu Mohammed, be remanded in prison, for allegedly being in possession of firearm, pending legal advice. Magistrate Jubril Salihu, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he be remanded in  Oke-kura prison, Ilorin. Salihu who adjourned the case until Aug. 7 for further mention, ordered the police to return the case file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice. Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp. Adewumi Johnson, informed the court that Mohammed was arrested on June 28 at Okelele, following information from residents ... more
  • 15 hours Woman rejects order for judicial separation, wants divorce DailyTrust
    A Military personnel, Mrs Joy Okonkwo, on Wednesday, rejected the order by a Customary Court sitting in Nyanya, for a judicial separation from her husband, Ekene. NAN reports that a judicial separation is a legal process by which a married couple may formalise a de facto separation while remaining legally married. NAN reports that a judicial separation is granted in the form of a court order. Okonkwo, told the court that, she has not lived under one roof with her husband for over four years. “I want to be officially divorced. I don’t want the judicial separation because we have ... more
  • 15 hours FCTA wants collaboration between federal, FCT Fire Service DailyTrust
    The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, has called for prompt response to emergency situations in the FCT by the Federal and FCT Fire Services to ensure lives and property are saved. Sir Ohaa who made this call in Abuja while receiving a delegation from the Federal and FCT Fire Services, led by the Comptroller General, Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim Alhaji, said Abuja as an emerging city in the world, requires the best services in terms of protecting lives and property during emergency situations. Speaking on the need to pay a lot of attention ... more
  • 15 hours Court remands engineer for illegally renting out plot of land DailyTrust
    A Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone II, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered that an engineer, Dennis Otikpere who illegally rented out spaces on a plot of  land belonging to a businessman, be remanded in prison, pending bail. The police charged Otikpere, who lives in GRA, Benin City, Edo with cheating and criminal trespass. Magistrate Lateef Abolaji, who refused to grant the defendant bail, adjourned the case until Aug. 6, for consideration  of the bail application. Earlier, the  Prosecution Counsel, A.S Oyeyemi, told the court that the Law Firm of Poika Stan and Co sent a petition to the Inspector-General of police ... more
  • 15 hours Mechanic 20, docked for allegedly breaking into a car, attempting to steal DailyTrust
    A 20-year-old mechanic, Clement Alex, on Wednesday appeared in a Kabusa Grade I Area Court for allegedly breaking into a car with intent to steal. The police charged Alex, who lives in Karu, FCT with two counts of trespass and attempt to commit theft. The Prosecution Counsel, Mahmud Lawal, told the court that Mrs Pat Adejumo, who lives in NIA Headquarters, Abuja reported the case at the Asokoro Police station, FCT on May 10. Lawal alleged that the defendant broke into the complainant’s parked Peugeot 307 at Ecobank, on Yakubu Gowan Crescent Asokoro, FCT. He further alleged that the defendant ... more
  • 16 hours 60 NASENI engineers to get transformer production training in China DailyTrust
    About 60 engineers of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) will get latest technology training in transformer production in China, the Executive Vice-Chairman of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna has said. Prof Haruna said the training was part of the Federal Government’s steps to making electricity supply stable across the country. Speaking at the orientation training programme for the engineers before their departure to China, in Abuja yesterday, the NASENI Executive Vice Chairman said the agency had been producing transformers manually and using traditional technology, but the training would afford the engineers the opportunity to learn the ... more
  • 16 hours FDI: Nigeria, China deepen economic relations DailyTrust
    Nigeria has made moves in a bid to attract the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to boost the already existing trade and economic relations with the People’s Republic of China. This comes after the recently concluded Nigeria-China Belt and Road Investment Forum which took place in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, organized by the Consulate General of Nigeria in Shanghai, alongside the Shanghai Golden Consulting Company Limited. The Consul General, Hon. Anderson Madubike, said the Nigerian consulates increased and improved commitment in sustaining the bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. Madubike also stated that it was part of the Nigerian’s government ... more
  • 16 hours Retailer wins car in Dangote Cement consumer promo DailyTrust
    An Abraka Delta State based cement retailer, Benjamin Igherighe, has emerged as the first grand prize winner in the ongoing Dangote bag of goodies promo, winning a brand new saloon car. The car was presented to him at a grand ceremony held in Warri, Delta State. Group Managing Director, Dangote Cement plc, Engr. Joe Makoju congratulated the winner for becoming the first to emerge as the star prize winner and tasked the consumers to keep buying as there are numerous prizes to be won. Customers from Warri, he said, “are always eager to buy our products and at the same ... more
  • 16 hours Fidelity Bank trains 100 MSMEs in Kano DailyTrust
    Fidelity Bank Plc is training over 100 SMEs at the 8th edition of the Export Management Programme (EMP) with the aim of providing impactful, world-class support to Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kano State. Organised by the bank in strategic partnership with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Lagos Business School (LBS), this programme currently in its third year was designed specifically to enhance the competitiveness of export-oriented businesses. The programme has since graduated over 400 entrepreneurs who have transitioned from base level export experience to becoming established exporters with extensive export market footprints. Since the commencement ... more
  • 16 hours 9mobile offers customers double data with MoreFlex DailyTrust
    In furtherance of its commitment to continuously empower subscribers to do more, innovative and data-centric telecommunications company, 9mobile, is offering customers double data on its MoreFlex package. Moreflex is a prepaid package that comprises flexible bundle offers with up to 300% bonus on recharges which can be used for calls, data and SMS. To enjoy the offer, all a subscriber needs is to be on the 9mobile Moreflex package or migrate to it from other 9mobile packages by dialling *344*amount#. With this offer, new customers and existing subscribers that migrate from other packages to MoreFlex will enjoy 100% data bonus ... more
  • 16 hours How Nigeria can earn huge revenue from gemstone business – Piramen CEO DailyTrust
    Emotan Josephine Aburime-Shine is the CEO of Piramen Ventures which mines industrial minerals and precious stones. She said the industry is a huge revenue earner but that Nigeria has not benefitted much from it as it is not adding value to its gemstone and other minerals. She however said that is about to change soon with the setting up her companies lapidary in the country. Why did you go into the mining and gemstone business? I have always collected stones; I have been fascinated by stones all my life. I got into mining by chance because obviously I am an ... more
  • 16 hours 40 women emerge producers in World Bank’s slum project DailyTrust
    The second edition of the World Bank’s “Connecting Communities Campaign” ended in Nigeria with the training of 40 women in an urban slum community in endeavours to give them a measure of financial independence. The community is Gbagalape, a densely populated community in Abuja’s Nyanya district cut off from the urban amenities and infrastructure that are common sight in the nation’s capital. Half of the women were trained in making household cleaning products for sale, the other half trained in bead making. Their training was facilitated by the Citizen’s Health, Education and Development Initiative (CHEDI) and funded with funds pooled ... more
  • 16 hours How trafficked Nigerians fall victims of organ harvest in Europe DailyTrust
    With the targeted airstrike at a migrants’ camp in Libya, it is clear the migrant crises is taking a new dimension. A good number of the victims are Nigerians but before that, Nigerian migrants trying to reach Europe have for long been falling victims to organ harvesting as our correspondent reports. As at June 20, 2019, no fewer than 14,036  Nigerians stranded  in 10 countries have been repatriated, according to figures by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Over 12,000 of the returnees came from Libya, the restive North African country. The repatriation, started in April 2017, was facilitated ... more
  • 16 hours How imports, neglect stunt Nigeria’s diary sector DailyTrust
    High dependence  of the Nigerian dairy sector on imported milk at the expense of locally available milk resources has resulted in the wastage, neglect and underdevelopment in the sector, experts at the just concluded  4th Global Dairy Congress Africa have said. Most of the participants posited that for the nation’s underdeveloped diary sector to be saved and revamped, and be a forex earner for the country, swift actions must be taken by all stakeholders, especially the Federal Government to discourage the import of diary product of any form. They suggested that for optimal performance, the sector should be private sector-driven ... more
  • 16 hours New tech to strengthen production of ‘climate resilient wheat’ DailyTrust
    The CGIAR Research Program on wheat has released the 2018 annual report on global effort to develop new wheat varieties. The CGIAR Research Program on Wheat is a global alliance for productive, climate-resilient and profitable wheat agri-food systems in lower and middle-income countries. The report, which was released a few days ago, said wheat researchers were taking advantage of the most recent advances in remote sensing, genomics and bio-informatics to collect information about wheat traits at an “unprecedented level of detail and precision.” The technology helps the researchers determine traits such as plant development and architecture, radiation use efficiency, root ... more
  • 21 hours Pogba shines as United thrash Leeds DailyTrust
    Paul Pogba shined as an under-pressure Manchester United stepped up their pre-season campaign with a 4-0 thrashing of old rivals Leeds on Wednesday. United had faced criticism after an unconvincing 2-0 victory over a depleted Perth Glory on the weekend. In a much-needed tonic, the Red Devils clinically dismantled Leeds, who have high hopes of returning to the English Premier League for the first time since 2004. Pogba, who has been linked with a move to Juventus and Real Madrid, starred in United’s dominant first-half and was part of a pretty chain of passing to set up 17-year-old Mason Greenwood’s ... more
  • 21 hours Pacquiao camp denies Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout DailyTrust
    Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year despite claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino’s publicist has said. Khan, who beat Australia’s Billy Dib in Jeddah on July 13 to win the WBC international welterweight title, said on Tuesday that he had agreed a deal to fight Pacquiao in Riyadh on November 8. The Briton told British media the clash with Pacquiao would happen even if the 40-year-old were to lose to American Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on Saturday. “Manny has not signed ... more
  • 21 hours Nigeria ready to host Africa track Cycling Cup – Massari DailyTrust
    The Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), President, Giandomenico Massari has declared the country’s readiness to host a hitch-free maiden 2019 Africa Track Cup Championship. The championship is scheduled to run from July 26 to 28, 2019 at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. He stated this during a press conference yesterday while revealing that cycling teams from 10 African countries will be competing in the championship “This is the maiden edition of the cycling Africa Cup in the continent and is the first championship that Nigeria will be hosting since the Velodrome was built in 2003. ... more
  • 21 hours Senegal star Mane out to press Ballon d’Or case DailyTrust
    After a Champions League title with Liverpool, Sadio Mane is out to conquer a second continent in as many months as Senegal attempt to capture a first Africa Cup of Nations title against Algeria in Friday’s final in Cairo. A calf injury ruined Mane’s 2015 Cup of Nations, while his missed penalty knocked the team out in a quarterfinal shootout two years ago, and he has already twice failed from the spot in Egypt. Mirroring the fortunes of the Teranga Lions, often favourites but never champions, the 27-year-old has sometimes disappointed, although he likely holds the key to Senegal erasing ... more
  • 21 hours Lagos govt set to tackle gridlock on Mile 2-Badagry road DailyTrust
    ….gives seven days removal notice to illegal structures owners   The Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation has directed owners of illegal structures on the shoulders of the Lagos-Badagry expressway to remove them within seven days or face the wrath of the law. The agency also warned commercial bus operators and commercial motorcyclists to desist from using the shoulders as parks and garages. The Chairman of the agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, yesterday told traders and owners of illegal structures on road setbacks and walkways from the Eric Moore area to the Trade Fair complex to immediately remove such “structures, shanties, kiosks ... more
  • 21 hours Two kidnap suspects arrested DailyTrust
    Detectives attached to the Lagos State police command have arrested two kidnap-for-ransom suspects for allegedly abducting a 19-year-old boy on July 4, 2019. Detectives arrested the suspects, Theo Akorede and Alhaji Muideen Akorede, were arrested at their hideout in Ibadan. The detectives also rescued the kidnapped victim, Matthew Isichei Chukwuebuka, from the hands of the suspects, who were said to be demanding a sum of N50 million for his release. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the kidnap victim had written in his statement that after he was called through his phone and he answered, he ... more
  • 21 hours Police dock 7 suspected cultists DailyTrust
    Seven men alleged to be members of two unlawful secret societies, Arobaga and Aiye, were yesterday docked before an Igbosere magistrate court, Lagos, over armed robbery and assault. The accused persons are Sunday Stephen 36; Hassan Terrang, 26; Hassan James, 34; Adelaja Ariyo, 48; Anthony Ojukwu, 33; Bitrus Abednego, 22; and Lucky Anzaku 20. The men are facing an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, robbery, stealing and assault that the police preferred against them. Police prosecutor, Inspector Ruben Solomon, told the court that the defendants and others still at large committed the offences on June 19 and 20 at Bush ... more
  • 21 hours Suspected car snatchers meet waterloo DailyTrust
    Two suspected car snatchers who allegedly attacked a Taxify driver, Alfred Moses, along the Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos, and robbed him of his Toyota Corolla car, have met their waterloo as they were nabbed by the police at Maroko, Lagos, while looking for a buyer for the vehicle. The suspects, Daniel Abah, 27, and Edwin Edache, 31, have already been charged before an Igbosere, Lagos, magistrate court with a three-count charge bordering on robbery. Police counsel, Reuben Solomon, told the court that sometime in June 2019, the accused persons posed as passengers to board the complainant’s car along the Lekki-Epe expressway ... more
  • 21 hours Gent sign Nigerian defender Reuben Yem DailyTrust
    Belgian First Division A club Gent have announced the signing of Reuben Yem from Slovak Super Liga side AS Trencin. The Nigerian defender had an impressive 2018/19 season with the Stadion na Sihoti outfit after joining them at the start of the campaign from Inter Bratislava. Yem made 24 league appearances to help Trencin finish the season in the 11th spot on the Super Liga table. On the back of the performances, the Buffalos have secured the signature of the youngster to bolster their defence ahead of the 2019/20 season. Yem is delighted with the move and looks forward to ... more
  • 21 hours Trippier joins Atletico Madrid in £20m deal DailyTrust
    Tottenham’s England full-back Kieran Trippier has completed a move to Atletico Madrid, the Spanish club confirmed on Wednesday. Atletico paid out £20 million ($25m) for the player, a fee that could rise in the future due to add-ons and bonuses negotiated between the two clubs. “Atletico Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have come to an agreement for the transfer of Kieran Trippier,” Atletico confirmed on the club’s official website. “The English player, 28, has signed for the next three seasons. “We welcome Trippier to the Atletico family and wish him the best of luck in his new home. Welcome, Kieran!” The ... more
  • 1 day Okowa condoles Makarfi over father’s death DailyTrust
    Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has commiserated with former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi over the death of his father, Mallam Muhammad Makarfi. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu in Asaba on Tuesday, the Governor joined the family, the people of Makarfi community in Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State to mourn the departed Mallam Makarfi. “We received the news of the demise of your beloved father with shock but we are consoled by the fact that he lived a life of dedicated service to humanity. We share in Senator Makarfi’s ... more
  • 1 day (LIVE) 2019 AFCON: Tunisia vs Nigeria DailyTrust
    The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Tunisia are up against each other for the bronze medal of the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Follow the live updates right below:  
    The post (LIVE) 2019 AFCON: Tunisia vs Nigeria appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 1 day Delta: Ogboru, APC closes case, Okowa, begins defence July 23 DailyTrust
    Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, governorship candidate of the Delta State All Progressive Congress (APC) for the March 9, 2019 election and his party on Tuesday 16 July 2019, closed their case with presentation of documented evidence at the state governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Asaba. The Petitioners (Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru and APC), having called about 20 witnesses, decided to close their case. Ogboru is challenging the reelection of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the March 9 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Apart from calling witnesses, the Petitioners also ... more
  • 1 day Plateau: SSANU, NASU protest non-payment of N30bn allowance DailyTrust
    The Joint Action Congress (JAC) comprising of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) have protested over non-payment of N30 billion earmarked by the federal government for the payment of outstanding Earned Allowance (EA) covering from 2012 to 2016. The protest which took place at the Secretariat of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU at University of Jos had members of the associations carrying several placards. Speaking during the protest, Chairman, University of Jos chapter, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Esther Ezeama said the aim of the protest was ... more
  • 1 day Air Force appoints new branch chiefs, redeploys AOC, others DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the appointment of new branch Chiefs, redeployment of two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers as part of a routine exercise to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness. A statement from Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the newly appointed Branch Chiefs are the erstwhile Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Special Operations Command (SOC), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Napoleon Bali, who is now the Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP) Headquarters NAF (HQ NAF) and AVM Paul Dimfwina who is now the Chief of Communication Information Systems (CCIS), HQ NAF. Daramola ... more
  • 1 day Oxfam tasks FG on tax policy to tackle corporate crimes DailyTrust
    The Oxfam in Nigeria has urged the federal government to fast-track actions on the newly approved National Tax Policy as part of measures to tackle corporate Crimes. The Oxfam in Nigeria Country Director, Mr. Constant Tchona, made the call Wednesday in Abuja at the public unveiling of the Fair Tax Index report and the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII) report. The event was with the theme “West Africa Inequality Crisis: The Fight Against Inequality through Progressive Taxation”. According to him, Oxfam has developed policy recommendations and influencing strategies, saying it would be used to advocate for a fairer tax ... more
  • 1 day Kaduna condoles ex- Governor Makarfi over father’s death DailyTrust
    The Kaduna State Government has condoled the former governor of the state, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi over the demise of his father, Malam Mohammed Na’iya Makarfi. The former governor lost his father at the age of 99 and has since been buried according to Islamic rites. ‎A statement issued by Samuel Aruwan,‎ Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs‎ in the state prayed to Allah to grant the deceased paradise. “The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, on behalf of the government and people of the state, condoles our former Governor, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi and the entire ... more
  • 1 day Jos building collapse: ACF urges government to enforce building regulations DailyTrust
    The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has commiserated with the people and government of Plateau state over the unfortunate building collapse that trapped and killed 12 people and injured others at Dilimi Community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. A statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu in Kaduna, ACF appealed to government at all levels and stakeholders in the building industry to enforce building regulations, especially high rise buildings in order to avoid such incidents that have become so rampant. The statement equally warned Nigerians to always avoid residing in dilapidated or uncompleted buildings ... more
  • 1 day Gombe: Female pilgrims to undergo pregnancy test before boarding DailyTrust
    The Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said all the intending female pilgrims from the state must be subjected to pregnancy test at the airport before they will be allowed to board. Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Sa’adu Hassan, who disclosed this to newsmen, said any woman that is tested positive, would be disqualified from performing this year’s Hajj. He revealed that five medical personnel would accompany the pilgrims to Saudi Arabia and would join the medical team of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) upon arrival at the Holy Land, to centralize the operation. Hassan pleaded with ... more
  • 1 day Sokoto: First batch of pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia DailyTrust
    First batch of Sokoto pilgrims will on Friday leave for Saudi Arabia. Public Relations Officer of the state pilgrims’ Welfare Agency, Yakubu Ayuba disclosed this in Sokoto. He said a total of 3,300 intending pilgrims from Sokoto state were billed to perform this year’s Hajj. He said adequate arrangements had been put in place to ensure a smooth conduct of the exercise. According to him, committees had been constituted towards a hitch free pilgrimage. The post Sokoto: First batch of pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 1 day Abia Speaker inaugurates committees, charges members not to succumb to blackmail DailyTrust
    Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Orji MNSE, has told the State lawmakers not to allow themselves to be cowed, intimidated or succumb to blackmail from any quarters in the discharge of their legislative duties particularly their oversight functions. The Speaker stated this during Plenary of Tuesday, July 16, while announcing the committees. “Our oversight functions are constitutional responsibilities placed on us by the people we represent through the laws of our land. We must discharge that function with the utmost sense of responsibility, dedication, courage and determination to do the right things without fear or ... more
  • 1 day JUST IN: Buhari meets Lawan, Gbajabiamila in Villa DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting, behind closed doors with the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. Our correspondent reports that the two presiding officers of the National Assembly arrived the Presidential Villa around 3.30pm. The meeting is still on. The post JUST IN: Buhari meets Lawan, Gbajabiamila in Villa appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 1 day Ogun announces date for departure of first batch of pilgrims DailyTrust
    The Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board has fixed July 19 for the airlift of the first batch of 315 Pilgrims performing this year’s Hajj. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Abdul Hakeem Kalejaiye, who spoke at the final seminar organized for the Pilgrims in Abeokuta, said the National Hajj Commission had tentatively fixed July 19, for Ogun to airlift. Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Alhaji Ishaku Yusuf has warned intending pilgrims in the State to steer clear of trafficking illicit drugs to Saudi Arabia as this attract death penalty according to Saudi ... more
  • 1 day BREAKING: Senate confirms Muhammad as CJN DailyTrust
    The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The confirmation follows a screening session that lasted from 11:43am to 1:18pm with senators grilling the nominee on various judicial matters and topical issues. The National Judicial Council (NJC) had, on July 10, this year, recommended the appointment of Justice Muhammad as substantive CJN to President Muhammadu Buhari. Following the NJC’s recommendation, President Buhari forwarded a letter, last week, to the Senate, requesting for Muhammad’s confirmation. In the letter, titled: Appointment of Chief Justice of Nigeria”, the president said the request ... more
  • 1 day Funke visits schools, hospitals to get 20m clean hands DailyTrust
    Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, popularly known for the TV show, Jenifa, has started a series of hospital and school visits to educate new mothers and children on health and hygiene. The visits are part of the Clean Naija Initiative by household products maker, Dettol, which has Akindele-Bello as a brand ambassador. The initiative’s goal is to get 20 million clean hands by 2020. A new mother herself, she said she is “personally championing the promotion of proper personal hygiene in Nigeria.” “This is possible because, Dettol has products such as antiseptic liquid, anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer which will be ... more
  • 1 day Gombe governor appoints new Chief of Staff, four aides DailyTrust
    Gombe State governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, on Wednesday, approved the appointment of Alhaji Abubakar Inuwa Kari as his new Chief of Staff, Government House. Until his appointment, Kari was the Director of Organisation at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He replaced Alhaji Muhammad Kabir Usman Kukan Daka, who was appointed and subsequently sworn-in by President Muhammadu Buhari to represent the state at the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). Kukan Daka, alongside 12 others were appointed by Governor Yahaya on June 2, as the first members of his ‘kitchen cabinet.’ In a statement issued by ... more
  • 1 day JUST IN: Nigerian dies in custody in Malaysia DailyTrust
    Mr. Thomas Orhionsefe Ewansiha, a 34-year-old Nigerian PhD student of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia, have been allegedly murdered while being detained by the immigration authorities in Malaysia. According to Ewansiha’s family members, he was arrested while he was pursuing a PhD in Management on the 4th of July, 2019. He had a valid student visa at the time of his arrest, and had also previously studied for both his first degree and master’s degree in the country as well. He died five days after his detention. In a statement issued by the Nigerian High Commission in Kuala ... more
  • 1 day Ogun: Abiodun summons contractors handling Amosun’s project  DailyTrust
    Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has summoned the contractors handling State Judiciary Complex, one of the projects left by his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Daily Trust recalls that the project, cited on Kobape Road in Abeokuta, was one of the Amosun’s “Legacy Projects” commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 25, 2019. Abiodun, however, visited the ongoing project yesterday and expressed surprise “at the quality and pace of work”, according to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin. The statement quoted Abiodun to have said the past government had paid 100 percent for the project, wondering ... more
  • 1 day Senate begins Muhammad’s screening as CJN DailyTrust
    After a 20-minute closed door session, the Senate has commenced the screening of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The Senate had suspended its relevant rules to enable the acting CJN access the chamber. The session is being presided over by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. The National Judicial Council (NJC) had, on July 10, this year, recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari the appointment of Justice Muhammad as substantive CJN. Following the NJC’s recommendation, President Buhari, last Thursday, forwarded to the Senate, a letter requesting for Muhammad’s confirmation. In the letter, titled: Appointment of ... more
  • 1 day Celebrate my promotion or face my wrath, GOC tells Boko Haram DailyTrust
    The General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, has warned Boko Haram to celebrate his promotion to the rank of a Major-General by laying down their arms or prepare for his wrath. Until last week, he was acting in that capacity as a Brigadier-General. With his elevation to the rank of Major-General, he has been confirmed the substantive GOC of the Division. “I am sending a clear message to Boko Haram to celebrate my elevation to the rank of a Major-General by laying down their arms or prepare for a fierce encounter with me ... more
  • 1 day Kaduna: El-rufai submits N81bn supplementary budget for approval DailyTrust
    Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai has submitted the first 2019 supplementary budget to the State House of Assembly members for approval. While reading out the letter sent to the house by the governor at the floor, the Speaker Aminu Shagali said the 81, 682,444,243.20 billion naira was the first supplementary budget ‎for 2019. “The first supplementary budget for 2019 has been brought to the house by the governor and it will be forwarded to the House Committee on Appropriation for consideration,” he said. The Speaker said the adhoc committee on appropriation, which will look at the supplementary budget, will ... more
  • 1 day Bayero university inducts 39 medical doctors, 14 dental surgeons DailyTrust
    No fewer than 39 medical doctors (MBBS) and 14 Dental Surgeon (BDS) graduates of Clinical Sciences, Bayero University, Kano have been inducted into medical profession by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN). Chronicle learnt it was the 18th induction for MBBS and 4th for Bachelor of Dental Surgery of the University. Swearing-in the candidates, the Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr. T.A.B Sanusi charged the new doctors to be diligent and committed to their duties saying they would now be responsible for their actions and inactions. He warned them to be cautious, adding that anything ... more
  • 1 day Office burns down as accounting dept. goes aflame in BUK DailyTrust
    One office at the Accounting Department of Bayero University Kano has been confirmed to have been burnt down yesterday following a fire outbreak. The incident which was blamed on electrical accident occurred around 1pm after the occupants of the office had left for the Mosque to observe Zuhr (Afternoon) prayer. Principal Assistant Registrar, Malam Lamara Garba Azare, who confirmed the incident described it as minor, saying no casualty was recorded as the university fire service unit was able to contain the fire, stopping it from escalating to other buildings. He said, “Fortunately, no sensitive materials were affected by the fire. ... more
  • 1 day Dutse emir urges farmers to emulate women over loan repayment DailyTrust
    The Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi has urged Jigawa male farmers to emulate their women counterpart in repayment of loan they have collected from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Sanusi explained that records had indicated that women farmers had repaid about 85 percent of the credit facilities they had collected from the CBN. The emir, who was represented by Ajiyan Dutse, Alhaji Safiyanu Ahmed, at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Fair, said prompt payment of loan could help in opening the door for others to also benefit, saying such credit schemes were usually operate under revolving ... more
  • 1 day Stakeholders want banking policies in Islamic conformity DailyTrust
    The federal government has been urged to come up with economic policies and programmes that will harness and fast-track full benefit of Islamic banking in Nigeria. This was the position of stakeholders at a one-day Islamic Finance Sharia Forum organised by the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF), Bayero University, Kano, in collaboration with Jaiz Foundation, Nigeria. Declaring the conference open, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Haruna Wakili, said the essence of establishing centres like IIIBF and CICID was to collaborate with external bodies and the general public ... more
  • 1 day KEDCO takes proactive safety measures DailyTrust
    Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has taken necessary measures towards the protection of lives and properties of its staff and host communities by ensuring that installed equipment of the company are safe as well as respond quickly to emergency calls. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, said “Safety is an important component of any organisation and if you joke with that you may have bought some trouble and we don’t want to take chances. “As you know, we are in the rainy season and by that it means the grounds would be ... more
  • 1 day Kano correspondents’ chapel congratulates Sadiq, Sabo, Sa’a over appointment DailyTrust
    Kano state Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has congratulated Alhaji Ghali Sadiq for his appointment as the Managing-Director, Radio Kano. The Chapel also congratulated Lawal Sabo Ibrahim for his re-appointment as the Managing-Director of the Triumph Newspapers and Hajiya Sa’a Ibrahim as Managing Director, Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV). This was contained in a press release signed by chairman of the chapel, Comrade Ibrahim Shuaibu Garba. “Lawal Sabo Ibrahim, a well-groomed senior journalist, editor and media resource person was once a member of Kano state Correspondent Chapel from where he grew to the top, edited and managed a number ... more
  • 2 days Focus on North East heightened insecurity in other parts – Buhari DailyTrust
    …says those politicising issue not patriotic President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the successes recorded in degrading terrorists in the North East will be extended to various parts of the country. The president said criminals took advantage of the focus on the North East to commit crimes in other parts of the country. Receiving executive members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) led by the President Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile at the State House, Buhari assured Nigerians that security still tops his list of priorities. “If you cannot secure a country or institution, you  cannot manage it,” he said. He noted ... more
  • 2 days Minimum wage: Buhari orders payment of workers earning less than N30,000 DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate implementation of the National Minimum Wage to all federal civil servants earning less than N30,000 monthly. The Executive Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, (NSIWC), Dr. Richard Onwuka Egbule, disclosed this at a press briefing yesterday in Abuja. He said based on the approval from the president, the implementation takes effect from April 18, 2019. Dr. Egbule said the civil servants affected are only those who earn less than N30,000 monthly, adding that with the implementation of the minimum wage, no FG staff will earn less than N30,000 per month. According to ... more
  • 2 days …Labour tells workers to prepare for strike DailyTrust
    The organised Labour has directed its members in all the 36 states and Abuja to get ready for a total showdown with government should the negotiation on the adjustment from the new national minimum wage break down. The Trade Union side of the Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council (JNPSNC) after her meeting also reviewed downward her demands from 66.66 percent to 30 percent for officers on grade levels 07-14 and 25 percent for officers on grade levels 15-17. On its part, the government side is insisting on 9.5 percent salary adjustment for officers on grade levels 07-14 and 5 ... more
  • 2 days CJN: Senate screens Muhammad today DailyTrust
    The Senate will today screen Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The resolution to screen the acting CJN was passed during plenary, presided over by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan yesterday. The screen would be carried out at the committee of the whole. The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on July 10, this year recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari the appointment of Justice Muhammad as substantive CJN. Following the NJC’s recommendation, President Buhari last Thursday forwarded to the Senate, a letter requesting for Muhammad’s confirmation. In the letter, titled: Appointment of Chief Justice of ... more
  • 2 days Reps reintroduce 41 bills, opt for102 committees DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives on Tuesday reintroduced 41 bills, which had lapsed in the immediate past 8th Assembly, for fresh reconsideration in the current 9th House. Of the 41 bills, 38 were read afresh for the first time while three, namely the National Orientation Agency Act (Amendment) Bill; National Ear Centre, Kaduna (Establishment) Bill; and the National Law Reform Commission Act (Amendment) Bill are to be reconsidered in the Committee of the Whole. Chief Whip, Tahir Monguno (APC, Borno), who moved motion for re-introduction of the bills from the preceding 8th Assembly, said it was “Pursuant to Order 12 Rule ... more
  • 2 days Why criminals invaded Osun — Army DailyTrust
    The General Officer Commanding of 2 Division Nigerian Army, Major-Gen. Okwudili Fidelis Azinta, yesterday said criminals recently migrated to Osun State because there was no much of military presence in the state. Governor Oyetola’s spokesman, Adeniyi Adesina, in a statement, quoted Azinta as saying this in Osogbo when he visited the governor. The GOC was said to have pledged that the army would keep Osun State safe. According to the statement, Azinta said his visit followed the directive by the Chief of Army Staff to partner with the state government “Osun state is one of the safest states in Nigeria. ... more
  • 2 days Insecurity: Katsina Emir directs district heads to establish security c’ttees DailyTrust
    The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, has directed the 45 district heads under the Katsina Emirate Council to establish security committees in order to checkmate insecurity in the emirate. The emir gave the directive yesterday at a meeting with the district heads in his palace. “The district heads should collaborate with village and wards heads in their domain to provide information to security agents in their areas. “They should provide all the necessary assistance to security agents to enable them discharge their duties effectively. “The Katsina emirate council will do everything possible to checkmate the security challenges facing the ... more
  • 2 days Wife of LG chairman abducted in Niger DailyTrust
    The wife of the acting chairman of Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, Sani Balarabe, has been kidnapped. Sani is the elder brother of the Chief of Staff to the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe. Suwaiba Balarabe was said to have been kidnapped along with the wife of the manager of a private company in Kagara town, Rafi Local Government Area on Monday. A source yesterday said the kidnappers had entered the area shooting sporadically into the air. According to him, the abductors are demanding N100 million as ransom. The spokesman of the state police command, DSP Mohammed ... more
  • 2 days Jos building collapse: NEMA confirms 14 dead DailyTrust
    Fourteen people were yesterday confirmed dead in a three-storey building collapse Monday on Butcher line in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Daily Trust reports that an Islamic funeral prayer was yesterday morning held for nine of the victims by the Chief Imam of Jos Central Mosque, Sheikh Lawal Adam, before their remains were buried at the Zaria road burial ground in Jos. The National Emergency Management Agency’s Head of Search and Rescue, for North Central, Nurudeen Musa, said 12 people had died from the incident; while four were injured and hospitalised. He said two of the injured ... more
  • 2 days Report corrupt public officials, PACAC urges Nigerians DailyTrust
    The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption yesterday urged Nigerians to report corrupt public office holders. PACAC Executive Secretary Prof. Sadiq Radda said there was the need for Nigerians to checkmate the activities of public office holders to prevent them from embezzling funds. Speaking in Uyo during a public education/citizens enlightenment programme, Radda said: “We are all aware that corruption has done serious damage to our country. Therefore, any effort aimed at tackling corruption will never be a waste of time. “Since the Federal Government came into power in 2015, it has demonstrated its willingness to fight corruption in Nigeria; it ... more
  • 2 days Woman in police net for allegedly burning husband’s private part DailyTrust
    The Police in Kano State have arrested a 35-year-old woman, Aisha Ali, for allegedly bathing her husband with boiling water. The suspect was said to have burnt her husband’s private part over his plan to take a second wife. The police spokesman in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa who confirmed the arrest yesterday in a press statement said the woman was traced and arrested at Babura, Jigawa state. He said the suspect is currently under interrogations at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department of the command after which she would be charged to court for prosecution for alleged ... more
  • 2 days Gunmen abduct lecturer in Taraba DailyTrust
    Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a senior lecturer of Taraba State University Mr. Benjamin Ezekiel. It was however gathered that his abductors have not contacted his family days after he was reported to have been abducted, a situation that has caused great concern over the senior lecturer’s safety. Ezekiel was reportedly abducted by unidentified gunmen in his residence in the university quarters at ATC near Grace Junior Academy in the early hours of Sunday. The abduction of the lecturer came few days after Governor Darius Ishaku signed into law a bill which prescribed death penalty for kidnappers and ... more
  • 2 days Two men arrested over rape of 4 school girls in Abuja DailyTrust
    Two men accused of raping four school pupils of the same secondary school and at different occasions have been arrested in Abuja, FCT. The suspects are a 41-year-old Festus Femi, who is an installation engineer, and Luke Gabriel Ekundayo, a 51-year-old bursar of Government Secondary School Dangara, Abaji-Abuja. Femi, who hails from Ondo State, is married with two children and lives in Bwari Area Council of Abuja while his wife and children live in Ondo State. He was apprehended by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and thereafter referred to the National Agency for the Prohibition ... more
  • 2 days Troops nab 23-member gang of Benue’s wanted militia kingpin DailyTrust
    Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) in Benue State have apprehended 23 members of a notorious gang headed by wanted militia kingpin, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana. Gana has been linked to series of past killings in Kastina-Ala, Ukum and Logo local government areas respectively, such that the state security council placed a ransom on his head since 2017. Force Commander of OPWS, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, on Tuesday disclosed to newsmen in Makurdi that the raid on Gana’s men by his troops had so far led to the stabilisation of the Katsina-Ala, Gbishe, Tarkun general area which has ... more
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