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  • 3 hours 12 things before NASS in 2020 DailyTrust
    The Ninth National Assembly, in September and October, 2019, rolled out an ambitious legislative agenda, a framework that will guide its operations in the next four years. In the agenda, the Senate resolved to return Nigeria to the January-December budget cycle, approve legislative frameworks to curb increasing youth unemployment, alleviate poverty and the menace of out-of-school children in the country. The creation of special health centres in the six geopolitical zones, fast-tracking the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), electoral reform, blocking revenue leakages, Open National Assembly Policy and cutting down Federal Government’s agencies, also featured in the agenda. ... more
  • 4 hours Jankara market: Traders recount ordeal after demolition DailyTrust
    The traders sat by the side of Ojo Giwa Street, calling out desperately to every passerby, advertising their wares and convincing them to buy from them. Every now and then, the traders, who are predominantly women, looked back to the demolished shanties that once served as their market – Jankara. Jankara market, which was built in 1930 by traders in Lagos Island, is now in ruins following the demolition exercise by the Lagos State Government. On Monday, January 20, 2020, the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako, gave a two-week notice to the traders at ... more
  • 4 hours 2020 Argungu Fishing Festival: NSK, Malcomines, others rekindle Polo rivalry DailyTrust
    Former champions, NSK Malcomines polo kings are set for another titanic clash at the forthcoming Fishing Festival, as the countdown to the highly anticipated festival in Argungu gets to its feverish heights. Organizers and hosted by the Kebbi State Government under the leadership of Governor Atiku Bagudu who has taken a personal interest in the annual fiesta that has been one of the enduring legacies that put Nigeria on the global stage of tourism for many decades now. Polo Royals also gathered that unlike the past two years where the Jos Miners and the Argungu based polo warriors merely strolled ... more
  • 4 hours Barcelona suffer first away league loss to Valencia in 13 years DailyTrust
    Quique Setien suffered his first defeat as Barcelona manager as Valencia claimed their first home win over the Spanish champions since 2007. Setien had enjoyed a good start to his Barca reign, guiding the club to victories over Granada in La Liga and UD Ibiza in the Copa del Rey round of 32. The visitors were quick to gain a stranglehold on possession but were almost non-existent as an attacking force in the first half, with Valencia enjoying the better of the early chances. Valencia came into Saturday’s clash having beaten Barca in just one of their past 10 meetings ... more
  • 4 hours Iheanacho extends FA Cup scoring record DailyTrust
    Kelechi Iheanacho has set a personal best following his fourth-minute goal just as he scored his seventh goal of the season for Leicester City in Saturday’s FA Cup game against Brentford. In the game played at Griffin Park, the Nigerian international handed the Foxes a fourth-minute lead thanks to an assist from James Justin. Iheanacho’s left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box beat goalkeeper Luke Daniels after he received a cross from the defender. With that, the 23-year-old has now scored nine goals in his nine FA Cup starts, including from his days as a Manchester City player.   The ... more
  • 4 hours Lagos Glitters for 2020 Lagos International Polo Tournament DailyTrust
    Management of the foremost Lagos Polo Club is in a buoyant mood as some of the most renowned indigenous and international polo patrons and players will be convening in Nigeria’s economic nerve centre to compete for highly coveted trophies in the 2020 Lagos International Polo Tournament. After a successful 2019 season with rave reviews from players, sponsors, fans and media, the prestigious Lagos International Polo Tournament returns with more teams and a star-studded lineup of players. Tournament Manager, Seyi Oyinlola who confirms that all is set for the glamorous event, promised that this year would get better as it has ... more
  • 4 hours Tough times as Boko Haram tightens noose on Maiduguri DailyTrust
    Raids Yobe, Adamawa Villages Mounts Fake Checkpoints Along Highways There has been a notable resurgence of Boko Haram activities across the three Northeast states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, and especially around Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, trying to cut it off from surrounding cities and environs. The insurgents are becoming more daring as they… This content is for subscribers only. You can subscribe for as low as ₦12 per day. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Tough times as Boko Haram tightens noose on Maiduguri appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 4 hours Tanak says ‘everything fine’ after crash DailyTrust
    Ott Tanak said he was eager to get back behind the wheel for the next leg of the championship as he was released from hospital on Saturday following his spectacular Monte Carlo Rally crash. “Everything is fine, all the tests at the hospital are good so there’s no worries,” the world champion said in the French Alpine town of Gap. “The safety devices really did their job.” On Friday, Tanak and co-driver Martin Jarveoja flew off the icy road at over 180 kilometres an hour. Their Hyundai spun through the air and rolled several times before coming to a standstill, ... more
  • 4 hours Infrastructure Games 1 DailyTrust
    On November 25, 2019, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi declared that—finally— the Lagos-Ibadan rail segment of the Lagos-Kano rail would open for business in April 2020. Only the heavy sigh of relief of skeptical Nigerians prevented you from hearing the roar of applause. But then last week, the minister was back at the microphone.  His… This content is for subscribers only. You can subscribe for as low as ₦12 per day. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Infrastructure Games 1 appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 4 hours Save Maiduguri-Damaturu highway DailyTrust
    Repeated attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on the vital Maiduguri to Damaturu highway, which also leads to Kano, Bauchi and the rest of the country, is an extremely worrisome turn of events in this seemingly unending war. This highway is one of six that link Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to other parts of the state, the country and to neighbouring countries. For the past six years, Boko Haram attacks rendered five of them largely unusable without military protection. Only the highway that connects Maiduguri to Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, was relatively safe for travelers to use.That too is ... more
  • 10 hours Frustrated Lampard calls for Chelsea to make signings DailyTrust
    Frank Lampard called on Chelsea to back him in the transfer market after his side edged into the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win at Hull on Saturday. Lampard has bemoaned Chelsea’s failure to kill off defensive opponents throughout his first season in charge and he believes signings in key attacking areas are the solution. The Chelsea manager watched his team take control at second tier Hull thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s early strike before Fikayo Tomori’s header doubled the lead after half-time. But the Blues should have been further ahead by that point after ... more
  • 11 hours Leah Sharibu gives birth to baby boy for Boko Haram commander DailyTrust
    Christian teenager Leah Sharibu who was abducted from her boarding school in north-eastern Nigeria by Boko Haram insurgents, gave birth to a baby boy early Saturday, a source has revealed. On February 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, 110 schoolgirls aged 11–19 years old were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC). Dapchi is located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State, in the northeast part of Nigeria. On 21 March 2018 the Federal government announced that Boko Haram terrorists had returned 106 of the kidnapped children, including 104 girls ... more
  • 12 hours PSG join Barcelona in race for Aubameyang, open talks with star striker DailyTrust
    PSG have made a move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just few days when the news broke that Barcelona are speaking with the striker’s representatives. Foot Mercato says PSG have opened talks with Aubameyang’s agents about a stunning move to Paris. Aubameyang would arrive as a replacement for wantaway striker Edinson Cavani, with PSG willing to pay big money in the coming week to convince the Gunners to sell. Barcelona are also interested, though are reluctant to get into a bidding war with the Parisians. With less than 18 months to run on his existing deal, PSG are hoping to ... more
  • 12 hours Emergency response heightens as Lassa infections climb to 195 DailyTrust
    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has activated a “national emergency operations centre” to coordinate response to the latest outbreak of Lassa fever, as the number of infections continues to rise. At least 195 people infected have tested positive for Lassa fever and 29 have been killed this January across 11 states, with Ogun, Kaduna and Borno reporting single deaths since Friday. Nearly 9 in 10 of the confirmed cases come from Ondo, Edo and Ebonyi, where the NCDC activated state-level emergency operations centre in the wake of the outbreak. NCDC says the increase in the number of cases reported at ... more
  • 12 hours Impound any trailer carrying containers without proper latching, FRSC declares DailyTrust
    Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has declared any flatbed trailer carrying containers without proper latching on ighways will be impounded immediately by patrol teams anytime they are sighted. Speaking in a statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, he said to enforce compliance for such dangerous trailers to get off the road, the corps has cemented a partnership with the Nigerian Ports Authority to ensure that such vehicles are not allowed to leave the Ports in the first instance unless on the condition of full compliance of the latching and  with other ... more
  • 12 hours Social media, reason many travel companies successful — Jetblack MD DailyTrust
    The Managing Director of US-based travel company, JetBlack Travel Group, Dr. Alexander Oladele, has said their operation would have been unthinkable without the social media. He noted that many travel companies would have been a shadow of their old selves without the help of the social media. JetBlack operates primarily through the social media “Social media is honestly the reason why many travel companies today are as successful as they are. The truth is, social media is the new market place. Whether you put out a travel ad on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube, depending on your audience there will be ... more
  • 12 hours Manchester United target Nigerian goal machine, Odion Ighalo DailyTrust
    Manchester United are looking at Odion Ighalo as they try to bring in a striker on loan following the long-term injury to Marcus Rashford. Former Watford forward Ighalo is with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua and has two years left on his contract. The Nigeria international scored 17 goals in 55 Premier League appearances for the Hornets before securing a move to Chinese League One in 2017. After their 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Old Trafford in midweek, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer indicated that the club – six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea after successive defeats – are in need of ‘quality’ signings, ... more
  • 13 hours BREAKING: One dies of Lassa fever in Ogun State DailyTrust
    Barely three days after the Ogun State Government denied outbreak of Lassa fever, a 26-year-old woman, Titilayo Akinsola on Saturday, died of the hemorrhagic fever in Abeokuta, the state capital. The Kaduna State government had earlier in the day confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chukun local government area of the state. Our correspondent gathered that the victim, who was reportedly taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-aba Abeokuta, died on Saturday. The Spokesperson of the FMC, Segun Orisajo, confirmed the death to newsmen, saying the deceased was admitted to the hospital and series of tests showed she ... more
  • 14 hours Low turn-out of voters in Imo rerun elections DailyTrust
    Low turn-out of voters characterised Saturday’s rerun and supplementary elections in Imo State. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had conducted rerun in Okigwe/Onuimo/Isiala Mbano federal constituency and supplementary election in 18 polling wards in Orlu/Orsu/Our East federal constituency and 12 polling units in Njaba state constituency. Court had nullified the election of Obinna Onwubariri and ordered a rerun, while Rep Jerry Alagboso had some units cancelled in his constituency. Though, the election was peaceful as there were no records of electoral violence and ballot paper snatching, most of the electorate stayed away from the voting centers spread across the ... more
  • 14 hours Imo guber judgement: We will push Buhari, NASS to amend electoral law – APC DailyTrust
    The National Chairman of the All Progress Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has disclosed that the party will push President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to insert in the electoral law that any Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official who deliberately declared a loser as the winner of an election should be charge to Court when the Court established that a fraud had been commuted. Oshiomhole disclosed this on Saturday in Auchi, Edo state during a unification rally to receive decampees from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while reacting to the victory of his party at the Supreme Court in ... more
  • 15 hours I won’t be APC national chairman who can’t win polling unit – Oshiomhole DailyTrust
    The National Chairman of the All Progress Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that he can’t leave the local politics in Edo state because he doesn’t want to be a national chairman who can’t win any election. Oshiomhole stated on Saturday in Auchi, Etsako West local government of Edo state during a unification rally to receive decampees from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Edo North Senatoral District. He said the rally had reinforced his confidence in wining the forthcoming Edo state governorship election for the APC, adding that, with the decampees, no one is left in PDP in Edo ... more
  • 15 hours Gunmen allegedly attack travellers near Kaduna train station DailyTrust
    There was confusion around Rigasa train Station in Kaduna when suspected gunmen attacked vehicles conveying travellers close to the railway station in the area. The incident occurred around ‎8:30 pm when passengers brought by the last train were on their way to their destinations on Friday night through airport road. However, the Police in Kaduna said nothing like that happened. The State Police Command Public Relations officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, when contacted by our reporter, debunked the report. “The DPO Railway Station said the joint task force of police and Army raided some villages around the area which were believed ... more
  • 15 hours JUST IN: Kaduna state confirms first case of Lassa fever DailyTrust
    Kaduna State government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chukun local government area of the state. The government said the patient is being treated at the designated Infectious Disease Control Centre. A statement signed by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, on Saturday, said that the patient is a 36-year-old male. The commissioner assured that the Ministry of Health had supplied the “infectious diseases control centre with the necessary commodities and our health personnel are ready to manage any cases that may arise. “The epidemiology unit is monitoring the situation closely, and all health facilities are on ... more
  • 15 hours Re-run election: Police arrest electoral offenders in Akwa Ibom DailyTrust
    The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it has arrested some persons involved in electoral malpractice during the re-run elections in Essien Udim local government area. Speaking with journalists on Saturday at the collation centre in Methodist School, Okop Akama, Essien Udim, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Nnudam Fredrick said investigations were ongoing on the arrest. Fredrick, who said the elections were very peaceful, said he was not aware that the arrests were made in the house of a politician. He denied social media reports that some corp members were kidnapped during the re-run elections and rescued by the ... more
  • 16 hours Vote buying, threats mar Sokoto rerun election DailyTrust
    The Saturday’s rerun elections in Sokoto were marred by vote buying, threats and fake agents, Daily Trust has observed. Our reporter, who monitored the Sokoto-North/Sokoto South federal constituency rerun election, saw voters displaying their ballot paper to show the party voted for before casting their vote. “This is the condition given to them by the vote buyers, and after casting the vote, they go and collect their money,” one of the election observers said. A voter, who is also a civil servant, alleged that some individuals were assigned to polling units to monitor whom the voters cast their votes for ... more
  • 16 hours Iheanacho fires Leicester into FA Cup fifth round DailyTrust
    Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho’s early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second tier Brentford on Saturday. Brendan Rodgers’ side are chasing a trip to Wembley on two fronts and they took the next step in the FA Cup after surviving a hard-fought fourth round clash in west London. Flying high in the Premier League, third placed Leicester could be set for a memorable end to the season. Leicester, who have never won the FA Cup, are hoping to reach the final for the first time since 1969. In the ... more
  • 16 hours IPPIS: ASUU set for showdown with FG over salary directive DailyTrust
    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened that its members will stop work following the recent decision by the Federal Government to stop the release of funds for payment of January salaries to its members in Federal Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education who failed to key into new payment system. ASUU said that it would activate it’s resolution on a “no pay, no work” in response to the FG. The federal government had directed the minister of Finance and Budget Zainab Ahmad, through the Director of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) in the office of ... more
  • 17 hours Abia lawmaker installs streetlights, to construct classroom blocks DailyTrust
    The lawmaker representing Isialangwa North State Constituency at the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Ginger Onwusibe, has commenced the installation of streetlights at strategic locations in his constituency as part of fulfilling his campaign promises to the people. The lawmaker who made this known while addressing his people at his constituency office in Isialangwa North Local Government Area of Abia State, said installation of the 150 units of 60 watts solar powered streetlights was to improve security, enhance economic activities and add beauty to the constituency. He said he will continue to do everything to ensure that he fulfils ... more
  • 17 hours 11 questions with former Borno Gov, Senator Kashim Shettima DailyTrust
      Senator Kashim represents Borno Central in the Senate. He served as governor of Borno State between 2011 and 2019. He was guest speaker at the 17th Daily Trust Annual Dialogue after which he granted this exclusive interview. Shettima spoke on different issues, among them the theme of the dialogue, ‘20 years of democracy in Nigeria’, APC crisis, Boko Haram insurgency, his support for Prof Babagana Zulum as his successor, the concept of cabal, Chibok girls among others. The post 11 questions with former Borno Gov, Senator Kashim Shettima appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 18 hours Do you know that Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga is worst goalkeeper in Premier League? DailyTrust
    Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga’s name kept making an appearance across social media after their match against Arsenal which saw the Gunners firing back to level twice. The world’s most expensive goalkeeper has been making all sorts of negative headlines in recent weeks and it’s even touted that Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard wants to replace him as number one. His meltdown during last year’s League Cup final still lives long in the memory and this season has seen a sharp rise in mistakes, most recently for Newcastle United’s last-ditch winner. Sure, there weren’t any glaring errors during Arsenal’s visit to west ... more
  • 19 hours ICC U19 World Cup: England outshine Nigeria in final group match DailyTrust
    England and Nigeria locked horns in the final match of the group stage at the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup in South Africa, on Saturday. The match looked to be an interesting one as both teams had lost their opening two games to Australia and West Indies. Nigeria won the toss and elected to bat first. A much better start to the match with strings of partnership that took the game to a half century for the loss of 5 wickets in 25 overs. Wickets tumbled from there and Nigeria could only manage a total of 58 runs all out ... more
  • 19 hours JUST IN: Spanish star flies to London to complete Arsenal transfer deal DailyTrust
    Arsenal are on the verge of announcing a deal for Flamengo defender Pablo Mari, with the centre-back spotted flying to London with Gunners technical director Edu to have his medical. Mikel Arteta has made no secret of his desire to bring in reinforcements in the January window, with a central defender one of several positions he was hoping to strengthen this month. And Edu has been working hard to secure a new recruit, finally convincing Flamengo to sell Mari despite the Brazilian side being loathe to lose such an important player. According to GloboEsporte, a breakthrough in talks was made ... more
  • 19 hours Abductions, unrest hit Cross Rivers rerun polls DailyTrust
  • 19 hours UN, EU raise concerns over increasing attacks on aid workers in Nigeria DailyTrust
    The European Union and the United Nations have expressed concerns, in a joint press conference on Friday 24 January, about the recent upsurge in attacks against aid workers and civilians recorded in recent weeks in the north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Amidst a deteriorating security situation, they reiterated their commitment to work better together and strengthen efforts to provide life-saving assistance to those affected by more than ten years of crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, in north-east Nigeria, and to increase support to people rebuilding their lives and communities. On his first official trip outside Europe, ... more
  • 20 hours Manchester United’s McTominay, Pukki, 5 other EPL players earning £10,000 or less a week DailyTrust
    Most players see joining a Premier League club as an opportunity to walk into a life of luxury. This explains why players leave big clubs in other European countries to join a mid-table or clubs struggling to survive relegation in the Premier League. Among stars earning above the £300,000-a-week mark are Mesut Ozil of Arsenal and David de Gea after signing a contract extension with Manchester United worth £375,000-a-week. Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is on a £290,000-a-week wage. Also, players like Christian Benteke gets £120,000-a-week while Liverpool’s forgotten man Nathaniel Clyne pockets £70,000-a-week for not really doing much at all. ... more
  • 20 hours Bauchi guber: APC accepts Supreme Court verdict in “good faith” DailyTrust
    Bauchi state chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) says it and its supporters have accepted the Supreme Court judgment on the state governorship tussles in good faith. State chairman of the APC, Uba Nana, told journalists, “In every business there are two sides to a coin, whichever one comes our way, we accept it in good faith.” Nana said, “Losing our court case will not and never deterred us from forging ahead as we remain resolute to consolidate our party. Both the party leaders, the candidate and party members have collectively tried our best possible in pursuing that our noble ... more
  • 20 hours Trafficking: Immigration service denies 9 girls departure from Nigeria DailyTrust
    The operatives of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Airport Command, Lagos have denied nine girls, who were to be trafficked through the airport to Lebanon, Cairo, Dubai and India on Ethiopian, Peace, Egypt and East Airlines respectively, departure. DCI Sunday James, the spokesperson of the NIS, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday morning. According to him, four of the girls claimed to be traveling to take up employment without knowing their employers neither were they aware of the nature of job they were going for. He said the shady journey was organized by agents aimed at exploiting their innocence and ... more
  • 21 hours Military averts 419 attacks on crude oil facilities in Niger Delta DailyTrust
    The military thwarted a total 419 attempt to attack pipelines in the Niger Delta last year alone. The pipelines are operated by Shell and other oil multinationals. Commander of the Joint Military Task Force operating in the Niger Delta, ‘Operation Delta Safe’ Rear Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade, while speaking as the special guest during the West Africa Social Activities (WASA), organized by the 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Friday, said the efforts of the military and particularly that of the officers and men of the brigade have drastically reduced the level of crimes in the Niger ... more
  • 22 hours Early-morning fire razes Lagos Timber market, 2 houses consumed DailyTrust
    Properties worth billions of naira were in the early hours of Saturday destroyed in an inferno at the popular Amu Timber market near Olorunsogo Bus-stop in Mushin area of Lagos. Two houses already caught fire while the main market of about 2200 sqm were consumed in the fire disaster. The fire which started around midnight has extended to nearby houses. The incident, it was learnt, culminated in heavy explosion of plywood and asbestos. Eyewitness said the intensity of the fire became high due to wooden and polythene materials majorly sold in the market. However, none has been ... more
  • 22 hours 15 traders slump as fire razes Amu timber market in Lagos Saturday morning (photos) DailyTrust
  • 23 hours Traders recount losses as fire guts Swali Market in Bayelsa DailyTrust
    Goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed as a fire razed parts of the popular Swali Market in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital in the late Friday. Some traders in the affected shops, whose goods were destroyed, said if not for the prompt intervention of the state fire service, the whole market would have been razed down. The fire, which lasted for about an hour, burnt bags of rice, salt, drums of alcoholic beverages, cartons of disposable plates, mattresses, crates of soft drinks, amongst other goods in the market. No life was lost but some traders sustained degrees of injuries ... more
  • 1 day New VAT jolts small businesses DailyTrust
    A section of the Nigerian economy which will feel the impact of the recent increase in Value Added Tax from 5% to 7.5% is Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). President Muhammadu Buhari recently signed the Finance Bill which among other things, increased  Value-Added Tax (VAT) from 5% to 7.5%. “We introduced the bill alongside the 2020 budget to reform Nigeria’s tax laws to align with global best practices, support MSMEs in line with our Ease of Doing Business Reforms, incentivize investments in infrastructure and capital markets and raise government revenues,” the president tweeted. Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) operators ... more
  • 1 day Rerun: Constituents decide Doguwa, Abdulmumini’s fate today DailyTrust
    Two former members of the House of Representatives considered to be political titans in the 9th National Assembly will go to the polls today in a very decisive re-run election. The election of Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, a former Majority Leader in the 9th Assembly, was nullified by an Appeal Court in Kaduna on the grounds that it was marred by irregularities. The court then ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh election for Tudun Wada/Doguwa federal constituency. Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin Kofa, a former chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, also had his election nullified by the Appeal ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria yet to return to democracy – USA Igwesi DailyTrust
    Chief Uchenna Sunday A. Igwesi, popularly known as USA Igwesi, is a politician who between 1999 and 2003 represented Nkanu West State Constituency in Enugu State House of Assembly on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and also served as the Majority Leader. Igwesi was later elected to represent Nkanu East and West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, where he was Chairman, House Committee on Banking and Currency. He speaks on the future of Nigeria’s democracy, role of opposition, alleged drift towards one party state in 2023, agitation for power shift to the South-East in 2023, among ... more
  • 1 day Hausa community kicks as govt sets to take over cemetery DailyTrust
    Avoid Hausa, Yourba clash – Seriki Hausawa The corpses of the Hausa dwellers in Oyo State buried at a cemetery in Lapite village Moniya Ibadan, Oyo State may need to be exhumed and evacuated, if the state government, in conjunction with the federal government, insists on using the potion of land for a dry port. The 30 acres of land purchased by the Sadauna of the western region, Alhaji Haruna Mai-yasin, the Seriki Sasa about 15 years ago was the cemetery dedicated for the Hausa people in Oyo State and its environ. Sunday Trust gathered that Hausa people ... more
    BALA MUHAMMAD ( Salam my namesake. Your article really pricked my conscience. You aptly voiced out my long-time concern on the issue of remembering our fallen heroes. It is unfortunate that our fallen (slain) heroes are being fast forgotten. There is need, therefore, for our people to wake up and celebrate and remember these golden… This content is for subscribers only. You can subscribe for as low as ₦12 per day. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post RE: SARDAUNA JAN 15 – WE SHALL NEVER FORGET appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 1 day Flying over Maiduguri’s traffic congestion DailyTrust
    Borno State government seems set to fly over the challenges caused by human and vehicular traffic congestion around the Custom Area roundabout and market in Maiduguri metropolis, with a planned construction of a flyover bridge there, the first flyover in the state. The government may, however, first have to prepare to solve the multitude of economic problems the execution of the project may cause the teeming population earning their livelihood there, majority of them for decades. Over the years, the twin factors of metropolitan life and a growing economy characterized by a huge rural-urban drift, have connived with the influx ... more
  • 1 day Oraukwu in ‘pains’ over murder of illustrious son, Odunukwe DailyTrust
    The people of Oraukwu in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have still not come to terms with the heinous murder of their illustration son, Chief Ignatius Odunukwe, who was kidnapped and later hacked to death by his abductors. Chief Odunukwe who had businesses interest across many states of the federation, was lured by his kidnappers who posed as real estate agents interested in buying a property from him. He was declared missing having been kidnapped last December and his decomposing body found on Thursday, January 16, 2020, after his kidnappers were caught and led the police to ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria can’t break up – Akeredolu DailyTrust
    The claim by a former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, that the establishment of Amotekun security outfit by governors of the South-western states was a ploy to create Oduduwa Republic was made out of ignorance, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said. Musa had reportedly warned that the formation of Amotekun was a ploy to secure Yoruba land and a prelude to the declaration of Oduduwa Republic, noting that some of the security components of the outfit like the OPC had records of recklessness in terms of securing lives and property of non-Yoruba. But Akeredolu, who is the ... more
  • 1 day We’re not rubber stamp N/Assembly – Lawan DailyTrust
    Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has again debunked claims that the ninth National Assembly is a rubber stamp legislature. He was responding to a birthday presentation by the North East Support Group at the Dutse Airport in Jigawa State on his way to his Yobe North Senatorial District after a private trip abroad, according to a statement by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi. He said the legislature’s “harmonious and productive” working relationship with the executive arm was “so terribly misunderstood” by those who called it a rubber stamp National Assembly. The Senate President, however, said no amount of blackmail would discourage ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria will get over N/East crisis – Buhari DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the nation would surely put the troubles in the North-east in order and move ahead. Buhari, who spoke while receiving Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, said it might however take a bit longer to tackle all issues in the region. The president, in a statement issued yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said, “If we were capable to fight a 30-month civil war and reorganised our country, I wonder why people are thinking that Nigeria cannot do it. “I assure you of Nigeria’s commitment to enhance and deepen cooperation with ... more
  • 1 day The ‘Great Wall’, Baba S. Aliyu has fallen DailyTrust
    How I wish the sad news that struck on Sunday December, 22nd 2019 at about 12:30pm is not true, I also wish the call I received from my sister, Badiya, telling me that my dad, Baba Sintali Aliyu, had an accident was a mere dream. I wished many things, but the calls I later received from my family members, made me to believe the sad news. Inna-lillahi- wa- Inna- Ilaihi- Raji’un! Abba left home at about 10am to Kaduna for an official assignment, and as if he knew what was about to happen to him, before he left, he complained ... more
  • 1 day Foundation restores sight to poor, indigent DailyTrust
    It took just 15 minutes, and Rabi Ali already lay in bed at Tulsi Chanrai Foundation Hospital, Abuja, recovering after a surgery to remove cataracts that had disturbed her for years. She journeyed from Sabon Wuse in Niger state to have the surgery, free. “I have been having this eye problem for two years now and my neighbour told me that when next the Tulsi Chanrai Foundation come for outreach in our community, she will let me know,” she says through an interpreter. The neighbour had also undergone surgery months ago When the outreach visited her community, she and 29 ... more
  • 1 day Home Remedy Alert! PROBLEM: Upset stomach? Try: rice DailyTrust
    Plain rice is useful for people with many types of stomach complaints. It can help by adding bulk to stool, absorbing fluids that may contain toxins, easing pain and cramps, because of its high levels of magnesium and potassium Someone who is vomiting or has diarrhea could try slowly eating half a cup of plain, well-cooked rice. It is best to wait until at least a few hours after the last episode of vomiting. The person may continue to do this for 24–48 hours until diarrhea stops. Courtesy: MNT   The post Home Remedy Alert! PROBLEM: Upset stomach? Try: rice appeared first ... more
  • 1 day ‘My fast road to film production’ DailyTrust
    Abubakar Bashir Maishadda is the producer of Hausa films such as ‘Hauwa Kulu’ and ‘Mariya,’ among many others. In this interview, he talks about his success and plans for 2020 among other issues. Excerpts: Weekend Magazine: Why did you decide to go into film production? Abubakar Bashir Maishadda: My interest in the movie business is tied to my burning passion for Hausa films since childhood. I joined Kannywood in 2012. Before then, I had been following top Kannywood directors such as Dan’azumi Baba, Ashiru Nagoma, Sharif Aminu Ahlan, Abba El-Mustapha and Rabi’u the King. I ventured fully into the industry ... more
  • 1 day Qatar 2022 qualifiers: Super Eagles advised on how to tread on ‘slippery banana peels’ DailyTrust
    Without doubt, one of the most topical issues in Nigerian football at the moment is the Super Eagles 2022 World Cup qualifying group which many have concluded is a favourable one. Such optimism is understandable considering that the six-time finalists have been grouped along with Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic and Liberia. Football pundits have since tagged the trio as ‘slippery banana peels’. While the Super Eagles made their debut appearance in 1994 in the USA, none of their group opponents have made any appearance at the highest level of world football. On Tuesday in Cairo, the 40 teams remaining ... more
  • 1 day Bello Mohammed: I am vindicated by Adamawa United’s harvest of poor results DailyTrust
    The immediate past Technical Adviser of Adamawa United, Coach Bello Mohammed has said the poor run of the NPFL club which has continued unabated has vindicated him. Speaking to Trust Sports, Mohammed who insisted that he bears no grudge against anyone said going by the problems he faced, no coach in the world would success in Adamawa United. How disappointed were you when you were removed as the Technical Adviser of Adamawa United? To be very honest with you, it was a sad moment for me but I wasn’t in anyway disappointed. I wanted everyone to see if I was ... more
  • 1 day ‘The Hijabi boxer’ Safiyyah Syeed reveals her story DailyTrust
    Safiyyah Syeed overcame a long-long term illness and eating disorder to enter the boxing ring wearing her hijab. She entered an amateur boxing competition wearing her hijab after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) lifted a ban on religious clothing being worn inside the ring. Syeed told the Sidelines podcast: “I remember the first time I went to the (boxing) gym, there were a few girls, but I was the only Asian girl there. “We had to be in partners and a trainer said to someone else: ‘Shut up! Before I make you spar her [in a mocking way].’ “I heard ... more
  • 1 day Sarri set for emotional Napoli return DailyTrust
    Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said he expects an emotional return to his former club Napoli on Sunday as Lazio and Roma prepare for a derby clash in Serie A after both capital-city sides exited the Italian Cup during the week. Sarri missed Juventus’ home game against Napoli with pneumonia in August and Sunday’s game at the Stadio San Paolo will be his first since leaving the club in 2018 before his move to Chelsea. “It will be a tremendously difficult game, emotionally it will be particularly special. My relationship with Naples and above all the city was strong,” said Sarri, ... more
  • 1 day Confident McIlroy eyes return to world No 1 DailyTrust
    Rory McIlroy has said he has achieved everything he ever wanted to on the golf course and that success gives him the freedom to play an aggressive style that could see him retake the world No 1 position this week. The Northern Irishman, who made his season debut at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego on Thursday, said he reflected on his approach to the game after narrowly missing the cut at the British Open in Royal Portrush in July. “I basically said to myself after Portrush, I’m 30-years-old, I have basically achieved everything that I’ve wanted to achieve ... more
  • 1 day United fans turn toxic against the Glazers DailyTrust
    I watched Manchester United’s woeful effort against Burnley on Wednesday evening and can report that this mighty club are in serious trouble. As I looked around the ground there were large areas of empty seats and a significant number of fans walked out in disgust after only 80 minutes. The fans intense dislike of the owners brought shouts of “Stand up if you hate the Glazers” and it brought more fans to their feet than anything United did on the pitch! As club legend Rio Ferdinand said after the game, “There are young kids in the country and around the ... more
  • 1 day Buhari govt doing well on corruption fight despite TI report – APC govs DailyTrust
    Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the auspices of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) say the federal government is doing well in the fight against corruption in the country. Governors Mohammed Badaru Abubakar and Simon Lalong of Jigawa and Plateau State respectively spoke on the issue on Friday at the meeting of the PGF Governance Programme Steering Committee (PGPSC) that was constituted by all APC governors. Their reactions came after Nigeria scored 26 out of 100 points, falling by one point compared to 2018, in the 2019 Transparency International’s corruption perception index released on Thursday. Nigeria’s latest ... more
  • 1 day Buhari attends Niece’s wedding at National Mosque DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday attended the wedding of his niece, Hajiya Hadiza Lawal, who got married to Muhammad Tukur Ibrahim, at the National Mosque, Abuja. Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said President Buhari blessed the couple at the event, while clerics used the opportunity to pray for peace and stability in the country. The Administrator of the National Mosque, Prof. Shehu Galadanchi, in his sermon, who preached the virtue of love among humanity, urged obedience to Allah. He also called on leaders to be truthful to their followers and sustain their trust. The President’s family at ... more
  • 2 days Breaking: APC withdraws from Saturday’s re-run election in Akwa Ibom DailyTrust
    The All Progressives Congress, APC in Akwa Ibom State said it will not participate in the re-run election scheduled for Saturday. In a press conference on Friday in Uyo, State Chairman of the APC, Mr Ini Okopido said the party has withdrawn from the re-run election in Essien Udim local government area as it was dissatisfied with the conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in the state. Okopido said both Senator Godswill Akpabio whose candidacy has been replaced with Emem Ekperkpe for the Senatorial District election and Nse Ntuen for Essien Udim State Constituency will not participate in ... more
  • 2 days China to build new hospital within 10 days DailyTrust
    China is rushing to build a new hospital in a staggering 10 days to treat patients at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak that has stricken hundreds of people, state media reported Friday. The facility in the central city of Wuhan is expected to be in use by February 3 to serve a rising number of patients infected by a coronavirus that has left at least 26 people dead and millions on lockdown in an effort to curb its spread. Dozens of excavators and trucks were filmed working on the site by state broadcaster CCTV. The hospital ... more
  • 2 days Dier denies negative vibes at Spurs under Mourinho DailyTrust
    Eric Dier has dismissed rumours that Tottenham’s players are already growing tired of life under Jose Mourinho just two months into his reign. Reports have emerged that Spurs players believe they are regressing under the Portuguese while defender Danny Rose is said to have clashed with him after being left out of the matchday squad. But England midfielder Dier has denied the claims and says any unhappiness only stems from frustrating results on the pitch. “Any club, when results aren’t going well, is not a happy atmosphere,” he said. “But it definitely isn’t a negative atmosphere. “I don’t feel anything ... more
  • 2 days Hausa ladies are not romantic—Kano Instagram lover DailyTrust
    The 23-year-old Kano man, Sulaiman Isa who is proposing to tie nuptial knots with a 46-year-old American, Jeannine Sanchez said his decision to settle for the white woman was because Hausa women are not romantic. He said he has had bitter experiences with some Hausa ladies who he alleged are more interested in material benefits instead of true love. He said Hausa women don’t go into relationship for the sake of love but because of what they think they would gain in the end. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust, Isa said, “I have had several relationships and it ... more
  • 2 days Corruption Index: ActionAid wants stiffer penalties for looters DailyTrust
    The ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has urged the Federal Government to intensify its fight against corruption through stiffer punishment for looters and inclusion of citizens in the fight against corruption. The Country Director of the organisation, Ene Obi, said on Friday in Abuja that while it appears that the Nigerian Government is doing so much in fighting corruption, the just released Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2019 has contradicted the assumption that the nation is excelling in the fight against corruption. “We do agree that the CPI report annually is based on perception, however, perception also help to validate the gaps that ... more
  • 2 days We’re not rubber stamp N’Assembly, Lawan insists DailyTrust
    President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has again debunked claims that the ninth National Assembly is a rubber stamp legislature. Lawan stated this while responding to a surprised belated birthday presentation by his North East Support Group at the Dutse Airport in Jigawa state on his way to his Yobe North Senatorial District after a private trip abroad, according to a statement by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi. He said the legislature’s “harmonious and productive” working relationship with the executive arm was “so terribly misunderstood” by those who called it a rubber stamp National Assembly. The Senate President, however, said ... more
  • 2 days Nigeria deploys 185 soldiers to Guinea Bissau for peace keeping mission DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Army on Friday completed pre-deployment training for 185 troops for peace keeping mission in Guinea Bissau. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 185 troops began their pre deployment training on Jan. 6, at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peace Keeping Centre (MLAILPKC), Jaji Kaduna State. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, said the troops will be Nigeria’s Company 8, in the ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau. Buratai was represented by Maj.-Gen Kelvin Aligbe Commandant Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI) . Buratai said that the graduation further confirmed the commitment of Nigeria ... more
  • 2 days Interest rate may rise as CBN raises banks cash reserve ratio DailyTrust
    Rising from the first monetary policy committee meeting (MPC) in 2020, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) raised the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 500 basis point from 22.5 percent to 27.5 percent. With this decision, the cash available to the banks for lending will reduce as the banks will be required to tie down more funds at the CBN vaults. This might impact interest rates. However, the MPC however held all other rates constant. It retained the MPR at 13.5 per cent; retain the asymmetric corridor at +200/-500 basis points around the MPR; and retain the liquidity ratio at ... more
  • 2 days You will regret at end of your tenure, Kwankwaso replies Ganduje DailyTrust
    Former Kano state governor and former Senator representing Kano central senatorial district, Engineer Rabiú Musa Kwankwaso has revealed that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his allies will definitely regret at the end of their second tenure. Kwankwaso made this known during a radio programme aired by many local radio stations across the state. According to him, the current Kano state government administration is being run on deception and falsehood which he said will make the governor to regret at the end of his tenure. “They will definitely regret at the end of their tenure, they will be saying had we know ... more
  • 2 days Insecurity: You’ve ran out of excuses, inter-faith forum tells Buhari DailyTrust
    The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) has urged the Federal Government to immediately arrest and prosecute those responsible for the killings in Nigeria and that no explanation was tenable again as the government has exhausted her windows of excuses. This is contained in the communique of the IDFP 3rd Annual General Assembly and Peace Conference, with the theme: “Interreligious Dialogue: Strengthening the Culture of Peace, Justice and Reconciliation”. The jointly signed communique by the co-chairmen of the IDFP, Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni and Bishop Sunday Onuaha and other leaders of the forum, was presented to newsmen on Friday in ... more
  • 2 days Buhari to EU Commissioner: Nigeria will get over N’East crisis DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the Northeast in order and move ahead. President Buhari, who said this while receiving Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management in State House, said it might, however, take a bit longer to tackle all issues in the region. The President, in a statement issued yesterday by his spokesman Femi Adesina, said, “If we were capable to fight a 30-month civil war and reorganised our country, I wonder why people are thinking that Nigeria cannot do it. “I ... more
  • 2 days Lassa fever: 76 persons test positive in Edo DailyTrust
    The Commissioner for Health in Edo, Dr Patrick Okundia on Friday in Benin said that 76 out of 175 suspected cases of Lassa fever tested positive to the epidemic. Okundia made this known during a Lassa fever committee meeting, chaired by the state Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu and representative of the World Health Organization (WHO). “A total of 76 suspected cases of Lassa fever were confirmed yesterday in the state and they are currently on admission in the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital. “We have not recorded any new death but have also reduced our case fatality rate to less ... more
  • 2 days Ile Arugbo: Saraki’s counsel berates Kwara gov for making out of court settlement’s letter public DailyTrust
    The counsel to the family of Dr Bukola Saraki on the controversial revocation of the land title to the piece of land on which Ile Arugbo was built at the GRA, Ilorin, Kwara state has berated Kwara State Government for making the out-of-court settlement proposal a public matter. The counsel A .A Ibraheem and Co in a rejoinder addressed to the Kwara State Commissioner for Justice expressed displeasure. “It was in pursuance of the judicial advice of the trial judge the letter was written to the Attorney General and not out of cowardice.” “It was therefore surprising that the letter ... more
  • 2 days Buhari signs pact on transfer of sentenced persons DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons between Nigeria and Macao, a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina in a statement issued on Friday said President Buhari’s assent formally signified the execution of the agreement. The statement said the President’s assent followed the Federal Executive Council’s (FEC) decision on August 1, 2018, which approved and directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to prepare the Instrument of Ratification of the Agreement for the President’s signature. ... more
  • 2 days Lassa Fever: 3 confirmed, 12 under surveillance in Bauchi DailyTrust
    Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency has said that three confirmed cases of Lassa fever and 12 suspected cases have been recorded in the state. Executive Secretary, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Rilwan Muhammed who disclosed this on Friday in a chat with newsmen said that a total of 15 cases were recorded in the state, three of whom were confirmed positive of the disease while the samples of the 12 others are under investigation. Muhammed said that the recent outbreak affected Toro, Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi, Bogoro and Dass LGAs, adding that the agency had spend ... more
  • 2 days Former Commissioner for Agriculture bags 19 Years Jail Term DailyTrust
    The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC has secured the conviction of Mr. Zachaeus Atte, a former Commissioner for Agriculture in Kogi State, North-Central Nigeria. According to the commission in a series of tweets on its official Twitter handle, @ICPC_PE,  Mr. Atte was convicted on corruption charges by a Kogi State High Court sitting in Okene, Kogi State and presided over by Hon. Justice J.J Majebi. He was found guilty on 7 out of the 11 counts of the charge preferred against him by ICPC. “The convict who is to serve a total of 19 years jail term, was sentenced to ... more
  • 2 days NYSC member donates reading glasses to 240 patients in Kano DailyTrust
    Mr Osuagwu Prince-Ikechukwu, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Kano State, has distributed free reading glasses to 240 patients at Muhammad Abdullahi-Wase Teaching Hospital, Kano, as part of his Community Development Service (CDS). Prince-Ikechukwu, who distributed the reading glasses on Friday, said eye test would also be carried out on the people and those with cataract or glaucoma diseases would be operated upon. According to him, the decision to carry out the project was to help poor people with eye problems to overcome their challenges The state NYSC Coordinator, Malam Ladan Baba commended the effort of the ... more
  • 2 days NANS condemns killing of Unimaid student, Dalep, calls for sack of Service Chiefs DailyTrust
    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the murder of a student of University of Maiduguri, Ropvil Daciya Dalep by Boko Haram insurgents. Dalep was abducted on his way back to school on 9th January, 2019 alongside others in the vehicle to Maiduguri from Jos. A statement signed by the National President, Comrade Danielson Akpan said after days in the net of the dreaded Boko Haram group, Dalep a bonafide member of NANS was brutally killed on the 22nd January, 2020 in a video that has gone viral on the social media space. “Others are still held captive ... more
  • 2 days Send your child to school or be prosecuted – Kaduna Govt DailyTrust
    The Kaduna State Government, on Friday, advised parents to send their children to school or face prosecution in accordance with extant laws. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Phoebe Yayi, gave the advice in Kaduna in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Yayi stressed that every child has the right to free, compulsory and universal basic education, adding that the state government has a duty to provide such education. She said that in meeting this obligation, the government has declared free education to every child from primary to secondary school in the state. The permanent secretary explained ... more
  • 2 days Why I’m speaking less about Boko Haram attacks now compared to when Jonathan was president — Shettima DailyTrust
    Former governor of Borno state and lawmaker representing Borno Central in the Senate, Kashim Shettima, has said that he has decided to speak less about Boko Haram attacks in Borno and North East in the media because he has unrestricted access to President Muhammadu Buhari unlike when Goodluck Jonathan was the president. Shettima, who was the governor of Borno during the peak in Boko Haram–related violence in 2014 and 2015, said that he was forced to express his grievances with former President Jonathan on the way he was handling the Boko Haram crisis because his private conversation with him didn’t get ... more
  • 2 days Champion of Integrity’ award excites Bauchi pensioner who returned N1m excess gratuity DailyTrust
    Malam Abubakar Garba, pensioner in Bauchi who returned N1million excess gratuity paid to him, has commended an Abuja-based Non- Governmental Organisation, Accountability Lab. Nigeria, for honoring him with an award of “Champion of Integrity”. Garba, who made the commendation in Bauchi during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, said the recognition by the organization had excited him, and would encourage others to exhibit similar honesty in future. “It is not always money that matters, but recognition in appreciation of sacrifice made by people; I could have gone home quietly with the excess money and it probably ... more
  • 2 days NCAA puts airlines, others on alert over Coronavirus outbreak DailyTrust
    Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has put all airline operators, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus. The General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Sam Adurogboye made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday. Adurogboye said the alert was contained in a letter by the Acting Director General, NCAA, Capt. Sidi Abdullahi. The NCAA official said it had called for a high level of vigilance by airlines, especially those operating international and regional flights, all designated point of entries (POEs) and travelling public. Adurogboye said in the letter sent to ... more
  • 2 days How popular trado-medical practitioner, Fatai ‘Oko-Oloyun’ Yussuf was killed — Police DailyTrust
    The Oyo state command of the Nigerian Police Force on Friday assured Nigerians that the assailants of Alhaji Fatai Yussuf popularly called ‘Oko Oloyun’ would be brought to justice within the shortest possible time. The police said at the moment, some of the staff and his two Police escorts are being questioned by a team of crack detectives from the homicide section of State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID Iyaganku, Ibadan with a view of finding and apprehending the fleeing suspects who wrecked the heinous act. Police in a statement issued by the State Commissioner of Police, Sina Olukolu through the ... more
  • 2 days Buhari came ahead of his time — Shettima DailyTrust
    The lawmaker representing Borno Central in the Senate, Kashim Shettima, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari came ahead of his time. The former governor of Borno State disclosed this in an interview with Daily Trust. Shettima spoke on different issues, among them the theme of the dialogue, ‘20 years of democracy in Nigeria’, APC crisis, Boko Haram insurgency, his support for Prof Babagana Zulum as his successor, the concept of cabal, Chibok girls among others. Read full interview here. “When Muhammadu Buhari assumed the mantle of leadership, again, the expectations from Nigerians were over-exaggerated. Sometimes, I feel that Buhari came ... more
  • 2 days Kano re-run election: Police restrict vehicular movement in affected LGAs DailyTrust
    Declare zero tolerance to thuggery Police in Kano have placed a temporary ban on vehicular movement from 12:00am on Friday till late Saturday in nine local government areas of the state ahead of the re-run election scheduled to hold on Saturday. The spokesman of the Police command in Kano, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa in a statement issued late Wednesday said the measure was meant to ensure free, fair and credible polls in the affected areas. It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had scheduled the election to fill the vacant seats at both state ... more
  • 2 days Sokoto Re-run: Tambuwal sues for peaceful conducts DailyTrust
    Ahead of the January 25 re-run and supplementary elections scheduled to hold in Sokoto state, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged the supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to shun violence and exhibit high sense of maturity. Tambuwal also urged the PDP supporters to come out en masse and vote for PDP candidates in the elections so as to enable the party consolidate its recent gains of clinching two seats at the National Assembly, one each at the Senate and the House of Representatives. The governor made the call Thursday at the Giginya Memorial Stadium, Sokoto, when he endorsed ... more
  • 2 days FG, S’West govs strike deal on Amotekun DailyTrust
    Outfit must align with community policing template Afenifere not convinced The federal government and governors of the South West geo-political zone yesterday reached an agreement on the way forward towards actualizing the security outfit, Amotekun, a regional security network that was greeted by mixed reactions from different parts of the country. Operation Amotekun was launched on January 9, but was subsequently declared illegal by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. Malami’s pronouncement was also trailed by condemnations and commendations from supporters and opponents of the security outfit which was reportedly established to ... more
  • 2 days Police arrest dismissed soldier, smash robbery gang DailyTrust
    Men of the Imo State Police command have arrested a dismissed soldier, Usman Abubakar and smashed his gang of armed robbers. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bolaji Fafowora, who paraded the suspects on Thursday, said men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) had arrested one Boniface Njom Nwachukwu, 48, in connection with a robbery incident. Njom had allegedly bought a vehicle collected from victims of a robbery at the rate of N200,000. The CP said after collecting the N200,000, the dismissed soldier in connivance with other members of his gang illegally arrested Nyom, alleging that he was ... more
  • 2 days …arrest 47 suspected criminals in Abuja DailyTrust
    The FCT Police Command yesterday said it has arrested 47 criminal suspects, including a man who allegedly poses as an aide to the Senate President to defraud people. The Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Bala Ciroma, said the arrests were made by operatives of the command in the past couple of weeks, noting that the suspects include those arrested for cultism, armed robbery, car snatching, murder and rape. He said operatives of the command from Gwarimpa Division on January 17, arrested one Abdul Hassan Kadala, 27, who poses as an aide to the Senate President to defraud unsuspecting members ... more
  • 2 days Teenager in police net over defilement of 3-yr-old girl DailyTrust
    The police in Sokoto yesterday arrested a teenager, one Abubakar Sadiq for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl. The State Commissioner of Police Ibrahim Kaoje confirmed the arrest while speaking with journalists in Sokoto. He said the girl’s mother reported the case on Wednesday at Unguwar Rogo Police Station that her three-year-old daughter returned home naked and crying. According to him, the little girl complained that one of her neighbours, Abubakar Sadiq forcefully had carnal knowledge of her. “When confronted, the suspect took to his heels but was early this morning (Thursday) arrested by the police and victim’s pant recovered,” CP ... more
  • 2 days NDLEA arrests 101 drug suspects at Lagos airport DailyTrust
    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) said it arrested 101 suspects in 2019. The number of arrests showed an 8.6 per cent increase compared to 93 persons apprehended in the previous year 2018. Also, the number of seizures/cases recorded in the year under review also increased to 76 from 73 in the previous year, showing an increase of 4.11%. NDLEA commander at the airport, Garba Ahmadu, while briefing journalists yesterday explained that cocaine accounted for 9.03% of total drugs seized; heroin 5.75%, cannabis sativa 44.71%, methamphetamine 24.93%, ephedrine 7.45% and other psychotropic ... more
  • 2 days Create permanent settlements for IDPs, Zulum tells commission DailyTrust
    Borno Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has said interventions from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally displaced persons should focus on creating permanent resettlements for displaced persons as against investing on government-controlled IDP camps. The governor made the appeal on Wednesday in Maiduguri while hosting Senator Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed, the federal commissioner in charge of the refugee commission who led a delegation that included a representative of Qatar Foundation. Governor Zulum stressed that while the state will continue to provide and coordinate donor humanitarian interventions for the welfare of displaced persons, it is time to move from ... more
  • 2 days FG can’t dictate how S’West should protect its people – Afenifere DailyTrust
    The pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, yesterday rejected the federal government’s position that Amotekun should align with the national community policing strategy. Spokesman of the group, Yinka Odumakin, however said the group has no problem with each of the state Houses of Assembly passing a law to give the outfit a legal backing. According to Odumakin, the federal government cannot dictate to the region on how to protect its people. He said, “Those agreements are not bad themselves but they (FG) cannot dictate to the states. The states are a federating unit. They are coordinate to the federal government; they are not ... more
  • 2 days Some states yet to receive FG’s support as Lassa fever spreads DailyTrust
    As the recent outbreak of  Lassa fever continues to claim lives and spreads to more states, some affected states have received some level of support from the federal government while others have not. In some states  the federal government has only sent representatives on fact-finding mission even as the disease rages . Some of these states are in need of drugs, facilities and others to tackle the disease. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, in a statement yesterday, said the number of confirmed cases this year had increased from 64 cases to 81. The centre said these were reported from ... more
  • 2 days 2 suspected robbers burnt to death in Bayelsa DailyTrust
    Two suspected armed robbers have been burnt to death by an angry mob after allegedly attempting to rob a Point of Sale (POS) business centre along the Green Villa Road, in Biogbolo axis of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The suspected robbers were said to have stormed the centre on Thursday evening in a Lexus Jeep as clients waited to deposit money but met their waterloo after a cry for help by the POS attendant. Witnesses told our correspondent that the suspected criminals were caught by passers-by and the angry mob in the area set them ablaze. Police spokesman in ... more
  • 2 days 2 suspected kidnappers nabbed in Katsina forest DailyTrust
    Two suspected kidnappers were yesterday arrested by a joint security patrol at Gwarjo village in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina. The suspect; Abdullahi Rabiu and Isa Rabiu, were reportedly apprehended in the forest with two Dane guns and some locally made ammunitions. The spokesman of the police command, Gambo Isah, said the suspects would be moved to the command headquarters for further investigation. He said the visit to the forest was to demolish a structure used in hiding kidnapped victims, noting that security personnel were not relenting in the fight against banditry and other criminalities in the state. The ... more
  • 2 days Governors have resolved to address Right of Way issue – FG DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has resolved to address the lingering issue of Right of Way (RoW) charges in a bid to deepen broadband penetration in the country and promote a digital economy for the country, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said. The resolution, according to Dr Pantami, followed a presentation he made during the meeting of the Governors’ Forum held on Wednesday, the Minister said in a statement released on Thursday night. He was accompanied to the meeting by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba ... more
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