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  • 4 hours Sokoto: Peace deal with bandits ongoing, says Tambuwal DailyTrust
    Negotiation between Sokoto State Government and bandits is ongoing, says Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Tuesday. He adds that acts of banditry being perpetrated in the state would soon be nipped  in the bud. Tambuwal disclosed this when the acting GOC 8th Division Sokoto, Brigadier General Aminu Bande, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Sokoto. He noted that the new GOC’s vast experience would help in ensuring lasting solution to the current security challenges confronting the region. The governor expressed the support of the state government to the Army personnel towards effectively discharging ... more
  • 4 hours Cross River: One killed, four missing in Bakassi IDPs camp DailyTrust
    The people of Bakassi in Cross River state are again living in fear over renewed kidnapping and killings in the area. One of the coordinators of the Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs) in Bakassi, Mr Asuquo Edet confirmed to journalists on Tuesday that one woman whose name was not disclosed was killed two days ago by unknown assailants. He also said that no fewer than four persons have also been declared missing in the last one week. Daily Trust reports that residents of Bakassi have complained over insecurity in the area, saying they now live in perennial fear ... more
  • 5 hours Akwa Ibom Assembly reinstates LG chairman  DailyTrust
    The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has reinstated the chairman of Abak local government, Mr Imoh Williams, who was earlier suspended for assault. The reinstatement was announced on Tuesday in Uyo by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Aniekan Bassey, during plenary as recommended by Mr  Mark Eset, Committee Chairman on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. The committee which was mandated to investigate the assault case on an artisan by aides of the council chairman reported that no case of abuse of office was established on the part of the chairman, hence the decision ... more
  • 5 hours Kebbi: FRSC commander reminds officers of oct 2nd number plate, licence enforcement DailyTrust
    The new Federal Road Safety Corps Argungu unit commander has warned officers to shun all act of bribery, extortion and racketeering or be shown the way out of the commission ACC Aliyu Maaji gave the warning at a meeting to chart a new road map for the command. He said the zonal command was doing a lot to improve on public education, enforcement and engineering. Maaji urged the officers of the Argungu command to key into the good work being charted for the zone by the zonal commander ACM Kayode Olagunju. The unit Commander also reminded them on number plate ... more
  • 5 hours Nasarawa assembly nullifies alleged newly created villages, district areas DailyTrust
    Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) has nullified the alleged creation of additional villages and district areas in the state with a call on the state government to constitute an investigative panel on the matter in the interest of peace. The Speaker of the state assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi on Tuesday said, “It is very sad that somebody will just sit in the comfort of his office to come up with this document.” He urged the people of the state, especially communities to disregard the purported gazette in circulation regarding the creation of additional districts in Nasarawa state. ... more
  • 5 hours No gun attack on Abuja-Kaduna train – NRC DailyTrust
    Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has debunked the message being circulated on ‘Whatsapp’ platforms and online news platforms suggesting that Abuja-Kaduna train was attacked last week. A statement signed by  Paschal A. Nnorli, the manager, Abuja-Kaduna train service asked members of the public and it’s commuters to disregard the story as it never happened. “NRC hereby inform the General Public especially her teeming passengers that there was no such attack on any of our AKTS trains. We also wish to use this medium to inform our passengers that adequate Security arrangements are in place on all our trains. We thank the ... more
  • 5 hours Andela lays off over 250 engineers in Nigeria, Uganda, 170 more to go DailyTrust
    Tech firm Andela, has announced that it will layoff over 250 junior engineers across Uganda, and Nigeria while Kenya may see 170 persons laid off before 2020. Jeremy Johnson, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Andela, made this known Tuesday in a statement titled “The Future of Andela”. He said “We will be letting go of approximately 250 Andelans in Nigeria and Uganda, with an additional 170 potentially impacted in Kenya, who we don’t believe we’ll be able to find meaningful work for over the next year”. Jeremy said that they are closing the ‘D0 program’ in Nigeria, Kenya, and ... more
  • 5 hours Xenophobia: S. African authorities again frustrate evacuation of second batch of Nigerians DailyTrust
    The evacuation of the second batch of Nigerians from South Africa owing to ongoing xenophobic attacks, suffered an interruption on Tuesday following the delay in granting landing permit to Air Peace. The airline has volunteered to evacuate Nigerians willing to return to the country following the recent violence against foreigners in the southern African country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the airline in collaboration with the Federal Government had on Sept. 11 evacuated the first batch of 187 Nigerians from South Africa. There was a plan for the airline to evacuate another batch of 320 Nigerians who ... more
  • 6 hours Teenagers on diet are at high risk of developing anxiety, depression – Research DailyTrust
    A new Australian research on Tuesday revealed that teenagers, who put themselves on diets, are at a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety. The research also revealed that under a professionally administered obesity treatment programme, symptoms of mental illness are more likely to decrease. Examining a total of 44 studies, dietician and lead author of the findings, Hiba Jebeile from the University of Sydney, said that without professional help, self-induced dieting can sometimes be damaging. “Our review looked at all studies that had conducted obesity treatment programmes in children and adolescents and also measured depression or anxiety at the ... more
  • 6 hours Aduvie College, Bradford University train 400 Nigerians on leadership skills DailyTrust
    In a bid to correct the deficit in developing leaders in the country, Aduvie International School in partnership with Bradford University, United Kingdom have organized a leadership summit for Nigerian students. Speaking with Daily Trust during the event held in Abuja, the head of Aduvie School, Abuja, Alfred Ituen said the partnership with Bradford was aimed at changing the negative narrative on Nigeria in the international community. “Bradford University intends to give back to the society. They have been able to graduate about 2000 Nigerians from the University in UK and they feel the need to impact in the society. ... more
  • 8 hours Kwara sets to break record, 26-year-old, 3 other women make cabinet list DailyTrust
    Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has forwarded the names of four women to the State House of Assembly as commissioner-nominees, including a 26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo from Edu local government area of the state. AbdulRazaq has also nominated a former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the FBN Mortgages Limited, a subsidiary of the First Bank,. Folashade Omoniyi, as the new Chairperson of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS). She would succeed Prof Murtala Awodun whose tenure expires soon. Omoniyi, who holds a bachelor of engineering from the University of Ilorin and Masters of Business Administration from Obafemi ... more
  • 8 hours NES boss, backs border closure DailyTrust
    The president of Nigeria Economic Society, Prof. Tamunopriye J. Agiobenebo has said the recent closure of land borders in the country by the Federal Government will be a blessing to the country on the long run. Speaking at a press conference to kick start the society 60th annual conference series in Abuja, Prof. Agiobenebo said “If we try to eat what we produce that closure of the border will become a long run blessing.” He said border closure would make the country look inwards and efficiently utilise available resources. He added that activating the southern ports which are idle will ... more
  • 8 hours South Korea to kill 4,000 pigs to stop spread of African swine fever DailyTrust
    South Korean authorities on Tuesday began to kill thousands of pigs to prevent the spread of African swine fever, Seoul’s Agriculture Ministry announced on Tuesday. According to News Agency Yonhap, some 4,000 pigs will be slaughtered as a precautionary step after the first case was confirmed near the border with North Korea. Yonhap said more than 6,000 pig farms would also be disinfected across the country in an effort to stop the spreading of the highly contagious disease. The first case of the disease in South Korea comes around four months after an outbreak on the border between China and ... more
  • 10 hours Meat: Police arrest 16 gang members for stealing thousands of dogs DailyTrust
    The police in Vietnam say 16 gang members have been arrested and 51 dogs were rescued as part of an investigation into the theft of thousands of dogs in the northern part of the country. According to a report by local police on Tuesday, thousands of dogs have been stolen since the beginning of the year in the Thanh Hoa Province, 150 kilometers south of Hanoi. In total, authorities have questioned more than 40 suspects linked to the ring and arrested 16. “This ring has operated for a long time, stealing many dogs and causing outrage among local people,” a ... more
  • 10 hours Stop consuming non-iodised salt, NAFDAC advises Nigerians DailyTrust
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians to stop the consumption of non- iodised salt as “it is dangerous to human health.” Dr Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of the agency, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. The director was responding to information that people in rural communities were still consuming local salt, which was not processed. He said that the consumption of such local salt could lead to goiter and other dangerous diseases and called on Nigerians to avoid the ... more
  • 11 hours Inequality, biggest hindrance to ending poverty- Gates Foundation DailyTrust
    Widening inequality in developing countries threatens to slow or even reverse progress in making life better for people, says Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This is according to the third Goalkeepers Data Report co-authored by Bill and Melinda Gates and released on Tuesday in partnership with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. The report tracks progress being made on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in addition to the impact of geographical, gender, income and wealth inequality between countries, states and local government areas. The News of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ... more
  • 11 hours Kaduna Govt. inaugurate data collection system on malnutrition DailyTrust
    The Kaduna State Government has deployed new technology to facilitate data collection on rising cases of malnutrition to enable it tackle the challenge effectively. The mobile District Health Information System, provided with support from Alive and Thrive, an NGO, would be deployed to 270 rural health facilities. Hamza-Ibrahim Ikara, Deputy Director, State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, said the equipment were deployed as part of strategic initiative to get accurate data on malnutrition. He said the goal was to build an electronic database through efficient tracking of malnutrition cases in the state. ” There is no way we can improve our ... more
  • 12 hours BBNaija (S4): `I felt so much peace around Gedoni’ – Khafi DailyTrust
    Evicted Housemate, Khafi Kareem says she loves her partner Gedoni Ekpata and felt so much peace around him whilst in the BBNaija Reality show. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that actress and presenter said this in her first major interview with host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu following her exit from the show. Khafi who spoke on the intensity of her relationship with Gedoni, reiterated that they never had sex in the house. “I felt such peace around him. I didn’t think I couldn’t be myself around him. “We did not have sex. You know sex is a natural thing. If I ... more
  • 12 hours Bande joins other Muslims in church service to usher in 74th UNGA DailyTrust
    Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, was among several Muslims that attended a special church service in New York on Monday evening. The prayer service, hosted by the Church of the Holy Family, United Nations Parish, is an annual tradition of the UN to usher in every new session of the Assembly. Monday’s edition came shortly after the President of the 73rd UNGA, Ms Maria Espinosa, handed over to Muhammad-Bande at the UN headquarters a few meters away. Other Muslims at the service included presidential spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu; former Chairman of INEC, ... more
  • 14 hours Mugabe: The tragedy of aged African leadership DailyTrust
    The late former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was as controversial in death as he was in life. At his best he ranked alongside Nelson Mandela as a revolutionary and liberator. At his worst he ranked alongside Mobutu Sese Seko as an autocrat who butchered opponents, rigged elections, and lived the good life while his people suffered excruciating poverty. Mugabe’s popularity peaked when he genuinely won the nation’s first free elections in 1980, after which it continued to fall as he labored through a remarkable 36 years in office. The violence and chaos resulting from his struggles to hold in to ... more
  • 14 hours Buhari’s victory as Atiku’s loss DailyTrust
    Similar to when he dismally lost the 2019 presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari, defeated People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is again being begged not to head to the Supreme Court after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal dismissed his challenge of his defeat. Those begging him to shun the apex court are doing a disservice to the nation because they will allow him some level of redemption if he can pretend that it was their appeal that made him accept the Tribunal’s verdict. Only a few genuine lovers of Atiku are begging him to capitulate. President Buhari’s ... more
  • 14 hours Buhari’s tribunal victory for Nigerians DailyTrust
    I wish to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal’s judgment has affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari as victory for Nigerians and this will motivate the President to do more. The judgment of the tribunal has again put a judicial seal on the mandate freely given to the president by Nigerians in the February 23 Presidential Election, the judgment is a clear pointer to the fact that all processes and procedures for genuine election were followed During the election being challenged by the opposition party and it’s Presidential candidate. The ... more
  • 14 hours The pathway to poverty decimation DailyTrust
    It was a cheering news when the President, Mohammadu Buhari said during his opening speech in the inaugural June 12 Democracy day celebration in Abuja that, ‘’ with leadership and a sense of purpose, we can lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.’’ In other words, 10 millions of Nigerians will be uplifted from deep abyss of poverty every year.  The Crane is finally here to lift Nigerians out of Poverty. Hardly had the president echoed these words, than the downtrodden shouted halleluiah, some people at the bar exchanged relieved glances but the cynics looked at each ... more
  • 14 hours Robert Gabriel Mugabe [1924-2019] DailyTrust
    The death on September 6 of former President of Zimbabwe Robert Gabriel Mugabe marked the passing of one of the best known, longest lived and most impactful rulers in Africa. He died at the Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore at the age of 95, nearly two years after he was toppled from power. Mugabe was born in Kutama village in Southern Rhodesia. He attended Kutama College and Fort Harare University, after which he worked as a teacher at home and in Ghana. He soon became active in the African nationalist movement, calling for his country’s independence from the White settlers that ... more
  • 14 hours A cow should be a cow: Lessons from Uruguay DailyTrust
    Uruguay, with a population of 3.3 million and a land area of 175,000 square kilometres, is South America’s smallest country by land area. Small as it is, Uruguay rates high for most development indicators and has well developed social security, health and education systems. The entire population has access to clean water and the country provides free primary through university education to its citizens. On my only visit to Uruguay, I was pleasantly surprised to find a country, with near first world standards of living. Uruguay’s per capita GDP, at USD 22,000.00, is way ahead of most developing countries, meaning ... more
  • 14 hours ICPC: We won’t be bullied to stop investigating Pinnick, Dikko DailyTrust
    The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has vowed to resist any external influence to end the investigation into alleged financial misconduct of Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick and 2nd vice president, Shehu Dikko. It will be recalled that Dikko’s house was sealed on Friday morning, before officials of the ICPC again proceeded to seal Pinnick’s mansion in Park view Estate, Lagos, in the afternoon. The spokesperson of the anti-corruption agency, Rasheedat Okoduwa who spoke to Daily Trust yesterday said the ICPC is independent by law and will not be subjected to external forces following unconfirmed reports that both men ... more
  • 14 hours Djokovic in Brisbane, Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made DailyTrust
    World No 1 Novak Djokovic will begin his 2020 season in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth and Roger Federer in Sydney after Monday’s draw for the ATP Cup, the new world tennis team event. The championship, which will take place from January 3-12 in the lead-up to the year’s first Grand Slam, the Australian Open in Melbourne, will feature 24 nations split into six groups across Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Eight teams – with up to five players each – will emerge from the round-robin stage to compete in the knockout phase in Sydney until one is left standing Most ... more
  • 16 hours Xenophobia: S/Africa apologises to Nigeria DailyTrust
    President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has apologised to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African citizens. Ramaphosa’s apologies were conveyed to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, yesterday by his Special Envoy to Nigeria, Mr Jett Radebe. Radebe, who apologised on behalf of his president for what he called “acts of criminality and violence” that recently occurred, said “such do not represent our value system, nor those of the larger number of South Africans.” According to a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Radebe said that ... more
  • 16 hours Aregbesola a miracle worker– Ex-aide DailyTrust
    The former Special Adviser to former Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Semiu Okanlawon, has described him as a miracle worker. He said Nigeria stood to witness this aspect of Aregbesola who is now the Minister of the Interior. Okanlawon, who spoke in Lagos after being presented with an award as PR/Media Relations Expert of the Year at the 2019 edition of the Nigeria Media NiteOut Award ceremony, said President Buhari has made the right choice in his decision to appoint Aregbesola as interior minister at this challenging time for the country. Okanlawon said he dedicated the award to the people ... more
  • 16 hours Ministers to submit performance reports Dec – Osinbajo DailyTrust
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says ministers are expected to present their first performance reports in December this year. Osinbajo said this yesterday in Abuja when he declared open the 2019 Annual Management Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Management themed “Managing the Challenges of Democracy”. “Let me speak quickly to what will be done differently on implementation of government plans in this dispensation. After the Presidential policy dialogue preceding the inauguration of Ministers, the President developed a list of specific mandates for each ministry. Each of those mandates has clearly spelt out action points. “Every minister has a mandate with ... more
  • 16 hours Thunderstorm, rainfall to persist today – NiMet DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has said thunderstorm and rainfall will persist in most states of the country today. In its daily forecast yesterday, the NiMet said there would be cloudy conditions over the northern region in the morning hours. “Thunderstorms are anticipated over the region during the afternoon/evening period. Day and night temperature values are expected to be in the range of 30/32oC and 22/24oC respectively” it said. On the central states, it said: “Cloudy conditions are expected in the morning with chances of thunderstorm over Abuja, Niger, Lokoja, Jos and Ilorin axis.” “Later in the day, there are prospects ... more
  • 16 hours FG urges NIMC to address security challenges through innovations DailyTrust
    The Federal Government has challenged the National Identity Management Commission to develop DNA replication and encoding laboratories to help in the detection and prosecution of criminals. The Minister of State, Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, said this at the 2019 National Identity Day organised by NIMC on Monday in Abuja with the theme, “Assured Digital Identity For All ” He stressed the need for NIMC to make strategic partnership with other government agencies to ensure new innovations are introduced to help in combating crime in the country. Abdullahi also urged the commission to include forensic analysis of data in its ... more
  • 16 hours Ekiti spends over N4 billion to boost school enrolment, infrastructures – Gov. Fayemi DailyTrust
    Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has said the state government has invested  over  N4 billion to boost school enrolment and infrastructures in the last eleven months in the state. Governor Fayemi made the remarks at the Holy Trinity Primary School in IlaweEkiti yesterday  while flagging  off  enrolment of pupils for the 2019/2020 academic session. Fayemi lamented that Ekiti, previously ranked first on the school enrolment ladder, had slumped due to the N1, 000 per term  tax policy introduced by the administration of Mr. AyodeleFayose. According to him, the education policy at that time forced some poor parents to keep ... more
  • 16 hours Oyo vows to shut illegal private schools DailyTrust
    The Oyo State Government on Monday declared that it would set up a task force to clamp down on illegal private primary schools operating within the state. The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, who stated this during an inspection of schools in the capital said the move will increase enrolment in public schools. Adeniran revealed that the task force would be spearheaded by the Oyo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, in collaboration with Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board and the task force would be charged with closing down all ... more
  • 16 hours A/Ibom Polytechnic dismisses N100m embezzlement allegation against rector DailyTrust
    The Chairman of the Governing Council of AkwaIbom State Polytechnic, Mr Ekoenyong Ntekim has dismissed a N100 million-embezzlement allegation against the Rector of the institution, Dr. Moses Udombong. Dr. Udombong was accused of embezzling N100m earmarked for accreditation of courses in the institution, diversion of over N36 million meant for construction of hostels in the campus, diversion of four trucks of cement donated to the institution by the Commissioner for Investment, Prince Ukpong Akpabio, and refusal to sign certificates for graduands of the school from satellite campuses. But in a press conference held yesterday in IkotOsurua, IkotEkpene Local Government Area, ... more
  • 16 hours Kwara gov orders refund of exam charges DailyTrust
    Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has ordered the immediate refund of N2,000 and N1,500 examination charges that the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) collected from teachers who applied to become principals and vice principals across the state. AbdulRazaq reasoned that there is no basis for such charges since all ministries, departments and agencies of government now get their running costs since he came on board, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, RafiuAjakaye. The statement said the over 100 applicants for the positions who sat for the evaluation examination last Wednesday had been asked to pay ... more
  • 16 hours 13 states to witness increased flooding – Agency DailyTrust
    The Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Engr. Clement Nze, yesterday said 13 states would witness increased floods following the rise in the water levels of River Niger and River Benue. Addressing a press conference in Abuja, he listed the states as Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kogi, Edo, Anambra, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa. Others likely to be affected by the river flooding, according to him, are Adamawa, Taraba and Benue States because of the steady rise of the River Benue owing to the local rainfall with attendant heavy inflows from the tributaries of the river. He said water ... more
  • 23 hours Copyright commission to clean schools, airport, hotels of pirated books DailyTrust
    The Director General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), John O. Asein, has disclosed plan by the commission to clean up streets, schools, airport and hotels of pirated books; saying the effect of the loss on publishers is enormous. Asein spoke during an interview at the Intellectual Property symposium themed: ‘The bane of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and piracy’ organised by U.S. Mission in Nigeria and the American Business Council, in partnership with the Government of Nigeria and members of the private sector. According to him, many people have died under the wage of piracy while many have taken loans and never recovered ... more
  • 23 hours Benue man loses wife, three children in Nasarawa accident DailyTrust
    A man from Benue state, Tarvershima Jebe, on Sunday lost his wife and three children in an auto-accident which happened at Unguwan Ciyawa in Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa state while on their way to Makurdi from Abuja. Jebe’s loss consisted of his wife, a son and two daughters among the 13 people reported to have died in the accident involving a vehicle owned by the Benue state transport company in which the deceased were travelling in. A close relative of the family told our correspondent in Makurdi that the grief for the man in the eye of the ... more
  • 23 hours JUST IN: Police officer in charge of applicants’ screening dies in Sokoto DailyTrust
    The Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of screening exercise in Sokoto state, Sulaiman Zubairu, is dead. He died on Monday’s morning while leaving his accommodation on his way back to Abuja after finishing his assignment in the state. The spokesman of the Sokoto state Police Command, DSP Muhammad Sadiq, who confirmed the death said ACP Zubairu was preparing to leave his accommodation on his way back to Abuja when he died. “He was done with his assignment in Sokoto as the screening of the applicants for recruit constable was completed last Saturday,” he said. He added: “He did not ... more
  • 23 hours PDP hails tribunal judgement on Oyo governorship poll DailyTrust
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal for upholding the victory of Seyi Makinde as the validly elected governor of Oyo state in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state. The party also commended the judicial panel for their courage in delivering justice in spite of the alleged shenanigans and manipulations of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP, in a statement on Monday night by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also congratulated Makinde on his victory describing it as victory for democracy. “The party says the jubilant atmosphere across the state ... more
  • 24 hours NECO withholds Niger results over debts DailyTrust
    The National Examination Council (NECO) has withheld the May/June SSCE results sat by students of public schools in Niger state due to the inability of the state government to meet its debt obligation to the Council. The NECO May/June SSCE results were released on the 27th of August 2019 but many students could not access same due to the anomaly. The situation, Daily Trust learnt, has frustrated efforts by many of them to proceed to institutions of higher learning as they cannot attend post-UMTE screening in their choice schools. The state government admitted it is indebted to Council to the ... more
  • 24 hours Father rejects polio vaccine for failure to get free malaria drugs DailyTrust
    A visually-impaired father, Ila Makaho, has rejected polio for his children after failing to get free medication for his children struck by malaria. Ila, a resident of Tamaba Garka in Gwadabawa local government area of Sokoto state was said to have taken the children to the hospital for treatment which they could not get due to financial problem. A focal officer in charge of Polio Immunization in the area, Aminu Sani, confirmed this to our reporter who monitored the exercise in the area. According to him, it took the intervention of the sole administrator of the local government area for ... more
  • 24 hours Ifeanyi Ubah FC’s new signing, Abdullahi targets national teams DailyTrust
    Ifeanyi Ubah FC’s new signing, Abdullahi Abubakar, says his next ambition is to play for the Nigerian Flying Eagles and subsequently the Super Eagles after dotting the lines to join the Nigerian top flight club. The young midfielder, who is dubbed Essien in his home town of Kaduna for his utility and all-round playing nature, joined Ifeanyi Ubah FC after agreeing to a contract with the football club from Lukman Academy, Kaduna. In a chat with our reporter, Abdullahi says he is just starting as he hope to go very far in the game. “First of all, I will like ... more
  • 24 hours JUST IN: Again, FG, labour disagree over minimum wage DailyTrust
    The new N30,000 National Minimum Wage has suffered another setback following minor changes at the end of the committee meeting held in Abuja, on Monday. At the meeting which was chaired by the Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-ita, our reporter learnt that both the federal government and the labour teams of the joint public service negotiating council only made minor adjustment to their earlier positions. Daily Trust recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the N30,000 national minimum wage in April, 2019; just as its implementation is yet to be effected five months after presidential assent. ... more
  • 1 day Minimum Wage: JNPSNC, FG again fail to reach agreement – Scribe DailyTrust
    The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Representatives of the Federal Government have again failed to reach an agreement over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage. Mr Alade Lawal, JNPSNC General Secretary, Trade Union Side, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the organised labour will decide on a next line of action towards the issue of the minimum wage, saying in due time, Nigerians would be informed. “The meeting is deadlocked, we found out that the Federal Government officials are not serious about it at all, we are suspecting fowl ... more
  • 1 day Minimum Wage: JNPSNC, Representatives of FG again fail to reach agreement-Scribe DailyTrust
    The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Representatives of the Federal Government have again failed to reach an agreement over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage. Mr Alade Lawal, JNPSNC General Secretary, Trade Union Side, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the organised labour will decide on a next line of action towards the issue of the minimum wage, saying in due time, Nigerians would be informed. “The meeting is deadlocked, we found out that the Federal Government officials are not serious about it at all, we are suspecting fowl ... more
  • 1 day Police ask Twitter to take down viral parody account DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have asked Twitter to take down a parody account that’s going viral “as quick as possible”, and it is getting a roasting on social media for it. Police issued a disclaimer that the handle @PoliceNgFaux is different from its own @PoliceNG and does not emanate from the force. Police called the handle “fraudulent and designed to spread fake news and consequently tarnish the image of the force”. “Members of the public are advised not to follow the handle and those currently following the handle are advised to stop forth with. Meanwhile, investigation is on to ... more
  • 1 day Buhari condemns attack on Saudi refineries, expresses Nigeria’s solidarity DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following drone attacks on the country’s refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq. The president stated this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday. President Buhari said: “We in Nigeria once experienced attacks on our own oil facilities. Those who sought, by doing so, to undermine governments of the day did not succeed then – nor at any time. “The identities of those who sent the drones to attack the Saudi refineries, and from where, ... more
  • 1 day Zamfara Peace Dialogue: Bandits in Gummi LG agree to surrender arms DailyTrust
    Bandits in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara have agreed to embrace the peace dialogue and reconciliation initiated by the state government. Muhammad Bello, one of the repentant bandits’ leaders stated this at Gummi Emir’s palace on Monday during a reconciliation meeting between warring parties in the area. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gummi Local Government Area is the only local government of the state with less security challenges until recently when bandits launched attacks on some comminities. The meeting was organized by the Peace Dialogue and Reconciliation Committee headed by the state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Usman ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian churches are not rich – Rev. Sam Adeyemi DailyTrust
    The Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre (DCC), Pastor Sam Adeyemi, on Monday debunked insinuation that Nigerian churches are rich. According to him, the insinuation that churches are in control of huge financial resources is just a mindset which does not reflect the reality. Adeyemi spoke during the maiden media briefing and conference of the Christian Financial Accountability Association (CFAA). CFAA is a self-regulatory association of churches and Christian faith-based organizations dedicated to facilitating financial accountability, ethical and governance standards. The cleric insists that most churches are small, saying 75 percent of them have less than 100 members. He said ... more
  • 1 day Guosa – A lingua franca promising unity for West Africa DailyTrust
  • 1 day Xenophobic attack a disservice to black race – Obasanjo DailyTrust
    A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday broke his silence on the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa, describing it as disservice to the “country where it takes place, Africa and the black race.” Obasanjo’s reaction was contained in a letter sent to a South African leader and   President of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. A copy of the letter was made available to newsmen in Abeokuta today by Obasanjo’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi. Obasanjo in the letter, however, urged countries, whose citizens were affected including Nigeria, to table appropriate motions at the African ... more
  • 1 day Xenophobia: Ramaphosa apologies to Nigeria DailyTrust
    South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has apologised to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country. Ramaphosa’s apology was conveyed to  President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House, Abuja by his two special envoys to Nigeria. Details later… The post Xenophobia: Ramaphosa apologies to Nigeria appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 1 day Courts orders housewife to pay N30,000 bride price to estranged husband DailyTrust
    A Sharia Court ll, in Magajin Gari, Kaduna state, on Monday ordered a housewife, Zainab Idris, to pay back the N30,000 bride price to her estranged husband, Salisu Shuaibu. Idris had on Sept. 12, dragged Shauaibu before the court, seeking dissolution their six-month-old. The Judge, Murtala Nasir, ordered Idris to pay the N30,000 to Shuaibu in order to be freed from him. The judge also ordered Idris to pack all her belongings and return to her parents’ home before Sept. 24. Nasir also ordered Shuaibu to pay Idris N11,500 which is a refund of half the amount she contributed to ... more
  • 1 day Court sentences trader to 6 months in prison for cheating herdsman DailyTrust
    A Karu Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced a trader, Waliu Aremu, 35, who pleaded guilty to cheating a herdsman of N242,000 , to six months in prison. The judge, Sani Mohammed, who summarily tried and convicted Aremu, however, gave him an option to pay a fine of N11,000. Mohammed also ordered the convict to pay N242,000 as compensation to the complainant. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Vincent Osuji told the court that the complainant, Ismail Mohammed reported the matter at the Karu Police Station, on Aug. 5. He said that the complainant entrusted three cows valued at ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria advances the practice of biotechnology – NABDA DailyTrust
    Prof. Alex Akpa, Director-General of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says Nigeria has made significant strides in advancing the practice of biotechnology to enhance economic development. Akpa said this at the opening of a 5-day workshop on Basic Laboratory Training on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) Detection and Identification on Monday in Abuja, hosted by NABDA. Prof. Oyekanmi Nash, Director, Genetic, Genomics and Bioinformatics Department, NABDA, represented the director-general at the occasion. Akpa said the country and the agency had achieved a lot in the practice of biotechnology under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. “ A ... more
  • 1 day 10,000 Nigerian girls forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso – Ambassador DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed, says no fewer than 10,000 Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso. Ahmed disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) in Ouagadougou on Monday She said the victims of the sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions in Ouagadougou and in mining camps across the West African country. Ahmed, who has been in Burkina Faso since August 2017, said that over 200 Nigerian girls had been voluntarily repatriated this year. According to the Ambassador, many of the girls, who were promised jobs in ... more
  • 1 day Kaduna to ban doctors working with government hospitals from private practices DailyTrust
    Kaduna State Government will soon enact a law that will ban any doctor working with government hospital to operate or work in a Private clinic in the state. The government said a bill will be sent to the state Assembly to address the issue, saying doctors must choose between operating private clinics and working in government hospitals. According to him, the state government will not tolerate such conduct from its doctors even though he was aware that government salary was not much. ‎The State Governor Nasir El-rufai disclosed this while reacting to a question during a media chat aired on ... more
  • 1 day Gombe approves take-off site for Federal Polytechnic Kaltungo DailyTrust
    Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has approved the use of Kaltungo Model School as a temporary take-off site for the Federal Polytechnic, Kaltungo in the state. He stated this on Monday when he received a Federal Government’s committee on the taking off of the Federal Polytechnic. Governor Yahaya said apart from the temporary site, “state government has set aside 100 hectares of land for the permanent site of the school in Kaltungo, to enable the smooth take-off of the institution in the next academic session.” He assured the committee that his administration will give them all the necessary ... more
  • 1 day JUST IN: 320 Nigerians to return from South Africa tomorrow DailyTrust
    The management of Air Peace has confirmed that it would evacuate the second batch of Nigerians from South Africa on Tuesday. The airline said the flight is expected to arrive Lagos from OR Tambo International Airport at 7:00 pm Tuesday. Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, who said that the flight would leave Nigeria after mid night on Tuesday and arrive South Africa in the morning but would depart South Africa mid day back to Lagos. Onyema also disclosed that, out of over 600 Nigerians that are willing to come, 360 of them have been cleared for the ... more
  • 1 day Flood: Maize output drops by 90% in Jigawa DailyTrust
    Jigawa State has lost 90 percent of its maize output of this year’s farming season to flood that wrecked havoc in over 6,000 hecters of farmland in the state. The state chairman of Maize Farmers Association (MFA), Yusuf Hassan, dropped the hint on Monday, saying following the ugly development, the state was only expecting to realize 10 percent of maize output at the end of this year’s harvest season. According to him, 907 hecters of maize farmlands in 11 local government areas, farmed under anchor borrower scheme, were washed away by the flood, with same number of farmers affected. He ... more
  • 1 day My wife brings her lover into our bedroom for sex, man tells court DailyTrust
    My wife brings her lover into our bedroom for sex, a 35-year-old unemployed man, Tayo Owoloye, on Monday told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos. Owoloye is in court seeking to end his 11-year-old marriage to his wife Modinat. Tayo said that their 11-year-old daughter used to tell him that her mother brings a man home and that she used to see them making love . “I once saw her love chat on whatsApp with a man called Timothy, when I queried her, she quickly deleted those messages. I reported her to her two eldest sisters. “She is also having ... more
  • 1 day 4 Zambian trucks hijacked in South Africa DailyTrust
    Four Zambian trucks have been hijacked in South Africa by unknown people, according to a statement from the Zambian embassy in South Africa. The trucks that were coming from Zambia to South Africa carried different vehicle engines for reconditioning. Three trucks were hijacked in Wadeville, Germiston while the fourth truck was hijacked in Joeslovo in Gauteng Province, north-eastern South Africa, in the early hours of Sunday and were driven by Zambian nationals, the statement said. “It was reported that the drivers were tied with cable wires and bundled in a car before being dumped at the roadside near the area ... more
  • 1 day Emir decries falling standard of education DailyTrust
    Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), has expressed dismay over the falling standard of education in the country with a call for all hands to be on deck to improve it. Bage, Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, made the call when the management of National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Nasarawa branch paid him a visit on Monday. The emir, who was represented by Madakin Lafia, Alhaji Isiaka Dauda, underscored the roles of the institute in training and retraining of teachers for the development of the country. “I want to commend you for the visit and to urge you to ... more
  • 1 day 2023 senatorship: Jev speaks on potential clash with Gov. Ortom DailyTrust
    The Senator representing Benue North West Senatorial District, Barrister Emmanuel Orker Jev, said on Monday that those speculating frosty relationship between him and Governor Samuel Ortom over the senatorial seat in 2023 would be “terribly” disappointed. Our correspondent reports that there had been rumours that Jev and the Benue State governor, who is serving a second term, would soon fall apart over the later’s alleged ambition to contest the senate seat on expiration of his tenure in the next political dispensation. But Jev, currently serving his first term at the senate, dispelled the speculation while answering questions from newsmen in ... more
  • 1 day FCT is not under siege of Kidnappers — Police DailyTrust
    The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has said, contrary to social media speculations, the command was not under siege by kidnappers. A statement from Anjuguri Manzah, the spokesman of the FCT command, reassured the public that the FCT was safe and the Police had reinvigorated its crime-fighting strategy to ensure the protection of lives and property in FCT. He said it was pertinent to inform the public that the Police had successfully rescued the Baze University lecturer, who was kidnapped on 8th September 2019. He added that, “the Command wants to also inform the public that it has commenced ... more
  • 1 day Fayemi orders probe into killing of FUOYE students DailyTrust
    Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has called on the state police Commissioner, Mr Amba Asuquo, to expose those behind the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) during a protest. Fayemi, who made the call in a broadcast on Monday, said a Judicial Panel of Inquiry would be constituted to probe the incident, as demanded by student union bodies. He said the state government would compensate families of the dead as well as foot the bills of those injured. The governor also lauded the exoneration of his wife, Bisi, from cause of the deaths. He ... more
  • 1 day Community Policing: Ganduje seeks stakeholders collaboration DailyTrust
    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on all stakeholders to join hands to ensure the success of the community policing initiative to ensure safe and secured communities.‎ Ganduje disclosed this while ‎inspecting over 1,000 cows and other property recovered from rustlers at Kwanar Dangora on Sunday in Kano.‎ ‎ ‎He said that community policing was a better option to tackle internal security, adding that community participation would expose many ills in the society.‎ ‎ He explained that prevention of crime in the society should be a collaborative effort between the police and members of the community. “The collaboration ... more
  • 1 day I’ll resign from politics if PDP does not recapture Anambra – Nwosu DailyTrust
    A former Minister of Health and Board of Trustee member of the Peoples Democratice Party, PDP, Prof. ABC Nwosu has said he will resign from public service and politics if PDP does not recapture Anambra State in 2021. Prof Nwosu stated this during the PDP South East Interactive Session/Stakeholders meeting for Anambra State chapter with the theme “Putting Anmmbra state into Political track of the South East States” at the weekend. He said that the PDP had been denying itself the opportunity of taking over the state’s government due to selfishness and greed among members. According to the former health ... more
  • 2 days Police nab ‘soothsayers’ for defrauding woman of N11m DailyTrust
    The FCT police command has arrested four suspected fraudsters for allegedly defrauding a woman of the sum of N11 million in Abuja. Spokesman of the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, who disclosed this in a statement, yesterday in Abuja, said the suspects were arrested, following a complaint by the victim. He said upon receiving the complaint, police operatives swung into action and smashed the gang. He said the suspects posed as soothsayers to defraud the victim of the money. He added that  the police traced the syndicate’s shrines at Waru, Pyakasa, and Galadimawa villages in Abuja suburb. He gave the names ... more
  • 2 days Help defend the poor, priest urges Catholic lawyers DailyTrust
    The Lafia Diocesan Chaplain of the Catholic Lawyers Association of Nigeria (CLAN), Rev. Fr. Paul Eze, has urged the association members to dedicate part of their time to offering legal services to the poor. The priest, who is also a lawyer, made the call during the inauguration of the Karu Deanery chapter of the association at Holy Emmanuel Parish, New Karu, near Abuja. Fr. Eze said it was expedient for Catholic lawyers to defend the poor against “wicked people in high places.” He called on the congregation to always approach the association’s members any time they had legal problems or ... more
  • 2 days FCT UBEB chairman promises quality education DailyTrust
    Chairman of the FCT Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), Dr. Kabir Ibrahim Matazu, has assured residents of quality primary education for all children. He gave the assurance during a  three-day workshop for supervisory project coordinators (SPCs) and project coordinators (PCs) of the Physical Planning And Project Monitoring Department of the board which was organised last week. A statement issued by Mohammed S. Lawal, Deputy Director, Information, FCT-UBEB, said the chairman urged the staff of the board to rededicate themselves to quality service delivery in every department they found themselves to justify the funding the board was receiving. “We must not ... more
  • 2 days Council moves to mitigate abuse of recreational parks in Abuja DailyTrust
    The Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) has expressed commitment to mitigate proliferation of nefarious activities within recreational parks in the nation’s capital city. The Director of Administration and Finance of the Council, Malam Suleiman Abdulameed, gave the assurance in a statement yesterday in Abuja, Abdulameed said the council had resolved to embark on enforcement of its laws to address all infractions on approved land use, especially noise pollution and other illegal activities around parks and gardens in the territory. He also said already, the council had commenced comprehensive tour and marking of activities and structures within parks and gardens in ... more
  • 2 days Police probe complaint of organ weakness after handshake DailyTrust
    The Police Command in Enugu State is investigating a complaint of alleged weakness of male genital organ by one Mr Sunday Ebubechukwu, after a handshake with a suspect identified as Anayo. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu yesterday. Amaraizu said that the incident happened on Sept. 13 within the Obiagu axis of Ogui area of Enugu metropolis. The police spokesman said that the suspect, simply identified as Anayo, is also a physically challenged person. “The Command, through its operatives of Ogui Division is unravelling the mystery surrounding ... more
  • 2 days Police arrest ‘notorious’ cultist, rapist in Lagos DailyTrust
    Detectives from Bariga Police Station have arrested one Emmanuel Olatunde (aka “Pastor”), a notorious cultist. He was arrested in connection with some robbery and murder cases within Bariga Local Government Area. This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, yesterday. Elkana said that Olatunde, 31, of No 27 Oremenunu Ibafo Street, Bariga, is an ex-convict and a member of the ‘Eiye Confraternity’, responsible for terrorizing people in Bariga. “He is responsible for the murder of one Ahmed Karowi, an Aiye Confraternity Kingpin on Sept. 11, 2019. “Investigation is ongoing and the ... more
  • 2 days Police nab 62 over political violence during LG primaries in Niger DailyTrust
    The Niger State Police Command arrested 62 political thugs during the just concluded APC party primaries for allegedly attacking innocent residents. The APC conducted its primary elections for aspirants for the positions of chairmen and councillors for the forthcoming Nov. 30 council polls in the state. Alhaji Adamu Usman, the state Commissioner of Police, told newsmen in Minna, that the suspects were from five local government areas. ”Paikoro Local Government Area, 44; Rijau Local Government Area, 4; Tafa Local Government Area, 10; Katcha Local Government Area, 2; and Rafi Local Government Area, 2,” the Commissioner said. He explained that one ... more
  • 2 days 3 suspected kidnappers shot dead in Kogi DailyTrust
    Three suspected kidnappers have been shot dead in Kogi State during a shooting encounter with a combined team of soldiers, policemen and local hunters. The state police command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP William Aya, who confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja, Saturday, said two of the kidnappers also escaped with gunshot injuries. Aya said that the five-man armed kidnappers had, on Sept. 11, kidnapped six persons between Iyamoye and Ekinrinade road in Ijumu Local Government Area of the state. The kidnappers, who were masked, were said to have, on the said day, kidnapped Chief Ganiyu Popoola, the Elemoh Aran of ... more
  • 2 days Full marks, Onyema/Dabiri DailyTrust
    Few things bring out the fellow-feeling in humankind than adversity. Nothing trumps the feeling that a fellow mortal has got your back, even when you think your back is against the wall. Ever fractious Nigeria stood up as one to show unparalleled empathy with their countrymen and women caught in the maelstrom of  xenophobic hate in South Africa, and no two individuals epitomise this outpouring of love and charity than Allen Ifechukwu Onyema, businessman and owner of Air Peace, and Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chair of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission. Onyema volunteered an aircraft from the fleet of Air Peace ... more
  • 2 days $9.6bn judgment: Why we’re negotiating with P&ID – FG DailyTrust
    The Federal Government says it is left with the option of negotiating with Process and Industrial Developments Ltd over the 20-year Gas Supply Processing Agreement entered into in 2010 for which a United Kingdom court recently ordered the company to seize $9.6bn in Nigerian assets, because the timeline to appeal the judgment, first delivered in 2014, had elapsed. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, told journalists in Abuja yesterday that the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration which entered into the contract agreement, signed and executed in 2010, failed to appeal the verdict. Malami said there was ... more
  • 2 days Osun bags World Bank Nigeria portfolio performance award DailyTrust
    The Osun State Government has been declared the best performing state in Nigeria by the World Bank Project Implementation. The state also emerged the best among the participating states in Nigeria in the World Bank Rural Access and Mobility Project II (RAMP 2). World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Africa Region, Rachid Banmessaoud, stated this in a Commendable Performance Letter, addressed to the state government. Banmessaoud said Osun had also been recognised by World Bank Task Team Leaders as a strong performer in project implementation. He commended the high sense of diligence and commitment displayed by the state government which, ... more
  • 2 days Emir of Zazzau charges FG on stable power DailyTrust
    The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has asked the Federal Goverment to do more in its current efforts to deliver stable electricity to Nigerians. He made the call at the weekend while receiving at his palace, the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman and the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedi-Agba, who were in Zaria to commission an upgraded  2×7.5MVA power substation sited inside the Ahmadu Bello University. “The government should thrive to do more to deliver uninterrupted power to the nation. This will improve the economy and make the country greater. “We feel strongly that with you at ... more
  • 2 days Fear grips Imo workers as govt gets recruitment review report DailyTrust
    There is apprehension in the Imo State civil service following the submission of the report of the technical review committee on appointments, recruitment and promotions in the service. The committee was set up by Governor Emeka Ihedioha following allegations that the immediate past administration hurriedly recruited and promoted many people at the twilight of the administration. The committee, chaired by Austin Otuokere, submitted the report to the Deputy Governor Gerald Irona who said the government would study the report and consider the recommendations made. However, many the civil servants, who spoke to Daily Trust, implored the government not to use ... more
  • 2 days 32 illegal migrants repatriated in Niger DailyTrust
    The Niger State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service has repatriated 32 irregular migrants, Comptroller Mamman Ango has disclosed. He told Daily Trust yesterday that the migrants, intercepted last week, included 17 Nigeriens and 15 Malians who sneaked into the country through illegal routes. He said the irregular migrants were between the age of 12 and 35 and were heading to Lagos in search of greener pastures. According to him, they were arrested on September 12 by the Joint Border Operation Drill codenamed “Ex-Swift Response”. “We have profiled them and ascertained the nationality of each of them for immediate repatriation ... more
  • 2 days N/Assembly’ll enact legislation backing BPSR’s reforms – Gbajabiamila DailyTrust
    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured that the ninth National Assembly will enact a legislation that will give constitutional and legal backings to critical reforms been initiated by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR). Gbajabiamila gave the assurance while receiving a delegation of BPSR’s management staff led by the Director General (DG), Mr. Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi, at the National Assembly. The spokesman of the BPSR, Mr. Aliyu Umar Aliyu, said in a statement yesterday that the Speaker expressed delight that the streams of reforms designed for various Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) ... more
  • 2 days FG disowns recruitment adverts DailyTrust
    The Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) has denied vacancy and job placement advertorials, saying the Federal Government has not declared vacancy and is thus not conducting any recruitment exercise. The Permanent Secretary FCSC, Mr. Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan, said in a statement in Abuja that the recruitment adverts did not emanate from the government and should be ignored. “The general public is hereby informed that the advertised recruitment did not emanate from the FCSC and therefore, is untrue. Consequently, the general public is advised to disregard the announcement/statement on the purported recruitment. “For emphasis, any recruitment exercise by the FCSC is ... more
  • 2 days Nigeria records 95% growth in cooking gas utilization – PPPRA DailyTrust
    Domestic utilization of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) popularly known as cooking gas which was around 40,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) in January 2018 has hit about 78,000 MT in July 2019, indicating about 95 per cent increase. The Executive Secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Abdulkadir Saidu who made this disclosure in a statement said it was gratifying to note that the efforts of government, industry operators and regulators in deepening LPG penetration is paying off as the nation continues to record rapid growth in the utilisation of LPG in the country. The Executive Secretary explained that while domestic utilization ... more
  • 2 days Fraud: Kukah denies owning Facebook accounts DailyTrust
    The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has denied having any Facebook account, let alone using it to defraud unsuspecting people. He said yesterday in a statement that over the past few years an impostor has been defrauding unsuspecting people and his innocent admirers and that this was contained earlier. “Our attention has been drawn to this unfortunate development again, hence the need for this disclaimer. This said impostor has accepted friends’ requests and sent same to many to people in the name of Bishop Kukah,” the bishop said in a statement signed on his behalf by his ... more
  • 2 days Buhari greets Etsu Nupe on 67th birthday, 16th anniversary DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with government and people of Niger State, and all sons and daughters of Nupe Kingdom as the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, marks 16 years on the throne, and celebrates 67th birthday. Buhari, in a release yesterday by his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, also rejoiced with all family members of the royal house, friends and associates of the traditional ruler, whose legacy of hard work, discipline and honesty in public service he stated continued to resonate. The president further extolled the nobility, maturity and visionary leadership of the Etsu Nupe, ... more
  • 2 days NiMet makes weather predictions for Monday DailyTrust
    Nigerian Meteorological Agency of Nigeria, NiMet, has predicted thunderstorms and rains across the country for Monday. NiMet’s weather outlook on Sunday Predicted partly cloudy condition with chances of thunderstorms over Sokoto, Gusau and Yelwa of Northern states in the morning hours. It further predicted thunderstorms over Katsina, Kano, Dutse, Maiduguri and Yobe while the other parts are expected to be in cloudy condition later in the day. The agency envisaged the day and night temperature of the region to be 30 to 35 degree Celsius and 20 to 24 degree Celsius respectively. “For Central states, cloudy conditions are expected with ... more
  • 2 days Daughter of ex-Adamawa guber aspirant kidnapped in Abuja DailyTrust
    Aisha Umar Ado, a daughter of a former governorship aspirant in Adamawa state, Umar Ardo, has been kidnapped allegedly by gunmen in Abuja. Our reporter learnt that Aisha, aged 24 years and popularly called Ummi, was reportedly abducted on Saturday at about 7:45pm at Blinkers Shopping Mall, No. 46, Kwame Nkrumah Crescent in Asokoro, Abuja. It was gathered that the gunmen who drove away in an ash colour Toyota Camry car initially packed close to the shopping mall and whisked her away at gun-point to an unknown destination. Daily Trust learnt that the victim was coming out of the shopping ... more
  • 2 days Alex Iwobi falls with Everton as Wilson hits double for Bournemouth DailyTrust
    Callum Wilson scored twice for Bournemouth as they enjoyed a 3-1 home victory over a defensively fragile Everton side to move into mid-table in the Premier League on Sunday. Everton began strongly in the south-coast sunshine with Richarlison thumping the woodwork with a dipping drive. Wilson nodded the hosts into the lead from a corner in the 23rd minute only for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to level it up with a header just before the break. It was Everton’s first away goal in the league this season. But Ryan Fraser’s dangerous ball into the area flicked off Everton’s Fabian Delph in the ... more
  • 2 days Repentant bandits release additional 30 kidnapped persons in Katsina DailyTrust
    Repentant bandits in Katsina State have released additional 30 kidnapped persons, following the dialogue initiated by the state government with their leaders. The victims were presented to Gov. Aminu Masari at the Government House on Sunday in Katsina. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victims were kidnapped by the bandits from Kankara and Shimfida, both in Jibia Local Government area of the state. They were thereafter taken to their hideout in Damsadau forest, Zamfara State, where they spent some weeks. Addressing the victims, Masari said that government would continue to persuade the bandits to release more kidnapped ... more
  • 2 days Buhari felicitates with Etsu Nupe at 67 DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the government and people of Niger State, and all sons and daughters of Nupe Kingdom as the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, marks 16 years on the throne, and celebrates 67th birthday. Buhari, in a release on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, also rejoiced with all family members of the royal house, friends and associates of the traditional ruler, whose legacy of hard work, discipline and honesty in public service, he stated, continued to resonate. The president further extolled the nobility, maturity and visionary leadership of the ... more
  • 2 days JUST IN: Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win FIBA Basketball World Cup DailyTrust
    Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time since 2006. Their victory in the final capped a stunning campaign for a squad considered among the rank outsiders when the 32-team tournament began. The Spaniards scored first and never relinquished the lead, relying on swarming interior defence and superior rebounding to snuff out the offensive threat of 2004 Olympic champions, Argentina. Point guard Ricky Rubio racked up 20 points and three assists while Marc Gasol and Willy Hernangomez swatted three shots each as Spain pulled down 47 rebounds, 20 more than Argentina. For Gasol, ... more
  • 2 days TMG wants arrest, prosecution of Police officers for killing FUOYE students DailyTrust
    The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Police officers responsible for the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE). The TMG Chairperson and Chairman Board, West Africa Network for Peace, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria), Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, made the call in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. She also call for the immediate lift on the ban on the Students Union, saying history has shown that proscribing the union of students portend more dangers to the system noting that in this instance it is very unnecessary. According to her, she met ... more
  • 2 days Cultists besiege Akwa Ibom community, kill three, injure others DailyTrust
    Cultists have besieged Awa group of villages in Onna local government area of Akwa Ibom state where Governor Udom Emmanuel hails from. The renewed bloody clashes among rival cult groups which started on Friday had earlier claimed three lives. The villages mostly affected include the village of Governor Udom Emmanuel, Awa, Afaha Ubium, Ikot Obong Ishiet, Edem Idim and Ikot Asse among other neighbouring villages in the area. It was gathered that the cultists laid siege on the villages, killed three persons and left many with varying degrees of injuries. It was learnt that the cult war started two weeks ... more
  • 2 days Nigeria records 95% growth in cooking gas utilization, says PPPRA DailyTrust
    Domestic utilization of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) popularly known as cooking gas which was around 40,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) in January 2018 has hit about 78,000 MT in July 2019, indicating about 95 percent increase. The Executive Secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Abdulkadir Saidu, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. He said it was gratifying to note that the efforts of government, industry operators and regulators in deepening LPG penetration is paying off as the nation continues to record rapid growth in the utilisation of LPG in the country. The Executive Secretary explained that while domestic utilization ... more
  • 2 days UPDATE: 13 killed, 11 injured in Nasarawa accident DailyTrust
    13 people have been killed in an accident near Unguwan Ciyawa in Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa state. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state, Ismaila Kugu, confirmed to Daily Trust that “Ten adults, three children died while 11 people sustained injuries in the accident.” He said, “We have evacuated the injured and moved the dead to Nasarawa Eggon Hospital.” According to him, the accident involved three vehicles: A Truck with registration number: MSA 513 XA, a bus with registration number BDG 530 SU belonging to Benue State Transport Company, ‘Benue Links’ and ... more
  • 2 days Nasarawa: Many feared dead in Eggon – Akwanga road accident DailyTrust
    Many people have been feared dead while several others were injured on Sunday when a trailer collided with a commercial bus near Gako village in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa state. A witness said multiple crashes followed as the trailer collided with a bus belonging to the Benue state government popular called ‘Benue Links’. He said about twelve people from the bus died while eight sustained injuries. A motorist, Jibrin Gwamna, told our correspondent that the accident has led to the blockade of the Eggon – Akwanga Road. The spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in ... more
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