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  • 2 months Edo guber: ‘Oshiomhole may cost APC victory’ DailyTrust
    The Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Muhammed Lukman, has expressed pessimism that the All progressives Congress (APC) might lose the September 19 governorship election in Edo State if it does not change its style and mode of the campaign. The Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum argued that a former governor of Edo State and sacked national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole’s “take over” of the campaign was perilous to the party’s chances of winning. Why I returned to APC – Gemade Cross River APC crisis resolved Lukman, in an 8-page statement titled, “Progressive ... more
  • 2 months UCL Preview: Chelsea look to repeat history at Munich DailyTrust
    The English Premier League side, Chelsea, are hoping for a miracle to explore the slightest chance against the 2019/2020 Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, as they travel to Munich for the returning leg of the UEFA Champions League round 16 tie. The Blues lost 3-0 in their first meeting at the Stamford Bridge before the COVID-19 lockdown that saw all sporting activities suspended for months across the globe. UCL Preview: Real Madrid hope for miracle against Manchester City Osimhen’s Napoli transfer will lift Nigeria — Amuneke The quarter-finals draws have been made pending the completion of the Round of ... more
  • 2 months Edo Speaker to AGF: Don’t allow desperate politicians to use your office to cause crisis DailyTrust
    Following the failed invasion of the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) Complex, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye, has advised the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, not to allow his office to be used by unscrupulous persons to turn Edo State into a theatre of war. Okiye, in a letter written to the AGF, and dated August 06, 2020, said he was certain that the AGF “did not have all the facts relevant to the matter, before it issued the advisory and directive to the Police to intervene in the ... more
  • 2 months COVID-19: Five to get death sentence for obstructing mobile court DailyTrust
    A Magistrate Court, sitting in Chediya, GRA, Zaria, has declared that five persons arraigned before it may get a death sentence or life imprisonment for obstructing the sitting of a mobile court enforcing the COVID-19 movement restriction. According to the Magistrate, Mustapha Dahiru Isah, his court lacks jurisdiction to hear the case, but the offence was an attempt to commit homicide, which penalty was “life sentence or the death penalty.” COVID-19: Court orders Naira Marley to pay N200,000 fine, tender public apology COVID-19 cases in Africa surpass a million The court, therefore, ordered the remand of the suspects, ... more
  • 2 months ‘Buhari’s meeting with Ize-Iyamu dent on his image, war on corruption’ DailyTrust
    The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said on Friday that president Buhari’s meeting with the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has dented his image and ant-corruption fight. A statement signed by the state publicity secretary of the party, Chris Osa Nehikhare, said the president was ill-advised to meet with Ize-Iyamu. Edo 2020: Buhari endorses Ize-Iyamu Edo 2020: Buhari meets Ize-Iyamu, Buni, Ganduje at Aso Rock “This meeting is ill-advised and a dent on the image of President Buhari, whose administration is known ... more
  • 2 months Court voids sack of Nasarawa SSG DailyTrust
    A Nasarawa State High Court, sitting in Akwanga, headquarters of Akwanga Local Government Area of the state, has voided the removal of a former Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government (SSG), Ahmed Aliyu Tijani. The Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) had directed Governor Abdullahi Sule to relieve the erstwhile SSG of his appointment over an alleged N284.5m unaccounted school projects fund when he was a commissioner of education in the state. Gunmen kill journalist in Nasarawa Fear of pollution heightens as Nasarawa residents turn to generators Governor Sule relieved the former SSG of his position and subsequently ... more
  • 2 months Police nab cult leader who killed 4 Church members in Bayelsa DailyTrust
    The Bayelsa State Police command has announced the arrest of the ring leader of a cult group, who attacked and killed four members of a new generation Church in Azikoro village in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital on Wednesday night. Though, the identity of the suspected ring leader was not disclosed by the police authority, the spokesman for the command, SP Asinim Butswat, in a statement on Friday, said the suspect was arrested on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and have already confessed to have committed the crime. Ekiti police to combat border banditry Illegal police takeover of Edo assembly a ... more
  • 2 months My environment influenced my love for fabric design – Taye DailyTrust
    Ifeanyi Ede Taye is a young artist, based in Ogun state. Taye is also a textile designer who makes tapestries and batik paintings, handmade shaggy rugs as well as design Adire/Kampala fabrics. ‘How I defied polio to achieve my dream’There is ability in disability’—BUK best blind graduate Growing up with the inability to speak clearly, some people expressed pity for her while others mocked her. This inspired her to excel and stand out. In this chat with Taye, she talks about her speech defect, her environment and how she developed a keen ... more
  • 2 months Over 80,000 children displaced due to Beirut explosions – UNICEF DailyTrust
    Over 80,000 children have been displaced by Tuesday’s huge explosions that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. Violet Speek-Warnery, UNICEF Deputy Representative in Lebanon announced this in Beirut. Lebanon: Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands The dynamics behind Beirut blast “UNICEF is concerned that many children are suffering from trauma and remain in shock. “It is trying to step up support for the affected children and their families,’’ the UN agency said in a statement. ... more
  • 2 months Coronavirus is still infecting humans and economies DailyTrust
    By Zuhumnan Dapel Had the world erupted in another World War, no nation would have been taken unawares nor will countries be utterly ill-equipped to cope with war challenges as they have been preparing – and probably some of their leaders ‘nostalgic’ for this– for decades: stocking-pilling firearms & building military capabilities. But not so with the new and invincible enemy in town: Covid-19. It griped the world unexpectantly. This enemy, that cannot be vanquished by military assaults, has thrown the entire globe into a tailspin, shaking healthcare systems and economies to their foundations, leaving them gasping for breath. ... more
  • 2 months Court lifts injunction on Ile Arugbo, awards penalties against Asa investment DailyTrust
    Kwara State High Court has lifted the interim injunction restraining the state government from constructing anything on the civil service clinic land (alias Ile Arugbo) following repeated failure of counsel to the claimant Asa Investment Limited to appear before the court to fully prosecute its case.  The Asa Investment Limited, which is purportedly owned by the late Olusola Saraki, had taken the Kwara State Government to court after the latter reclaimed the land which it said was unlawfully taken over by the firm without any right of occupancy or payment to the owner, the state government. Ile Arugbo: Court ... more
  • 2 months Court dissolves 13-year-old marriage as wife starves husband of sex DailyTrust
    The President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Chief Ademola, Odunade, on Friday dissolved a 13 year-old marriage between one Abidemi Dada, an engineer, and Opeyemi over sex starvation and lack of respect. Delivering judgment, Odunade held that the bond of love between Dada and Opeyemi has been irreparably damaged. 80,000 stranded Nigerians face sex slavery, forced labour, Rep alleges 2 remanded for allegedly assaulting COVID-19 task force men He awarded custody of the first two children to the petitioner and asked the respondent to take ... more
  • 2 months NLNG literature award postponed DailyTrust
    The NLNG-sponsored Nigerian Prize for Literature has been postponed to 2021 This was made known in a press conference on zoom by the General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Mrs. Eyono Fatayi-Williams. ‘Why NLNG Prize win is personal to me’ Dreams and Other Dangerous Pursuits’ Abubakar Adam Ibrahim​’s 2016 NLNG Prize Acceptance Speech The NLNG Prize for Literature awards $100,000, the prize is the richest on the continent. It honors a published book, rotating annually among four genres including poetry, prose fiction, drama, and children’s literature. The 2019 prize was awarded to Nigerian writer and filmmaker Jude ... more
  • 2 months COVID-19: Court orders Naira Marley to pay N200,000 fine, tender public apology DailyTrust
    An Abuja Mobile Court has ordered music star, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, to pay N200, 000 as fine for violating COVID-19 protocols in Abuja. The FCT Administration filed a four-count charge bordering on violation of COVID-19 Guidelines during his concert on June 13 at Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja against the Lagos musician. Naira Marley gets fine for violating ban on inter-state movement Nigerians react to Naira Marley’s Abuja concert amid COVID-19 Magistrate Idayat Akanni ordered Marley to pay the fine after he pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him. The ... more
  • 2 months Why we want to sell our two aircraft — Med-View DailyTrust
    The management of Med-View Airline insisted that it resolved to advertise the sale of its only two aircraft to reduce the company’s credit facility with its banker. It also added that the pending suit by Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al Thunayan, the Chairman of the airline, does not affect its operation, sale or leasing of any aircraft by the carrier. Managing Director, Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, confirmed to journalists in Lagos that Al Thunayan instituted a suit bothering on non-payment of dividends to him at the Federal High Court, Lagos. Med-View boss urges FG to allow domestic flights Arik, ... more
  • 2 months Exit: Shoprite employs 4,500 staff, supports 500 farmers in Nigeria DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has said that Retails Supermarkets Nigeria Limited, which trades in Nigeria as Shoprite, employs about 4,500 staff and supports 500 farmers in Nigeria. The Executive Secretary of the NIPC, Ms Yewande Sadiku, revealed in a statement on Friday in Abuja that Shoprite is one of the country’s strategic investors, providing market access to over 500 Nigerian farmers and small businesses, helping to get local produce and products to millions of Nigerian consumers. ‘Local retail firms ready to replace ShopRite’ Job losses loom as Shoprite moves to leave Nigeria “The announcement by Shoprite ... more
  • 2 months Edo 2020: Buhari meets Ize-Iyamu, Buni, Ganduje at Aso Rock DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a meeting with the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Ize-Iyamu was brought to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, by Governor of Yobe State and Chairman, APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CEONCPC), Mai Mala Buni. Why INEC threatened to stop Edo, Ondo guber elections 2 ‘speakers’ emerge as Edo Assembly crisis deepens The Chairman of the APC National Campaign Council for Edo State Governorship Election and Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Abubakar Bagudu ... more
  • 2 months Legalise guns for credible users, Benue bizman tells FG DailyTrust
    A popular businessman in Benue State, Chief Isaac Akinkunmi on Thursday urged the federal government to legalise guns in the hands of credible users for self-defense in the face of rising insecurity in the country. Akinkunmi, who was released from kidnappers den after three days in captivity a fortnight ago said it became necessary to advocate for the legalisation of guns for credible persons because attackers were taking advantage of defenseless citizens to cause avoidable harms. Reps want treatment for gunshot victims without police report Military arrests killer of Benue traditional ruler He made the remark when officials ... more
  • 2 months COVID-19 cases in Africa surpass a million DailyTrust
    Coronavirus has now infected more than a million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may be peaking in some countries are also leavened by fear of a second wave. Nations across the continent have recorded 1,000,054 infections and at least 21,724 deaths, accounting for around five percent of global cases, according to an AFP tally as of Thursday. COVID-19: Nigeria records 354 of the virus, total infections hit 45,244 COVID-19: National policy on virtual meetings ready — FG Just five countries account for 75 percent of all cases in Africa, ... more
  • 2 months Insecurity: Don’t travel to Kano, Kaduna, Rivers, others, UK warns citizens DailyTrust
    The United Kingdom (UK) has advised its citizens in Nigeria against travelling to the North-east, North-west, and South-Southern states in the country, warning that they are not safe due to the current spate of insecurity. The states are; Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe.  It also urged them to avoid Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Niger, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Kogi, Abia and Rivers. Other states to avoid according to the travel advisory are; Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River. Insecurity: Governors to meet Buhari Insecurity: Enough of this talk The travel advisory to its nationals residing in Nigeria was publicised ... more
  • 2 months Northern Governors condemn attacks in Southern Kaduna DailyTrust
    The Northern Governors Forum on Thursday condemned the recent attack in Southern Kaduna in which about 22 persons were reportedly killed on Wednesday night. Chairman of the Forum, Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau via a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, described the attack as unfortunate. 33 killed in fresh Southern Kaduna attacks Hoodlums attack 3 herders in Southern Kaduna He expressed concern that the yet to be arrested gunmen, attacked four Atyap villages in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Lalong expressed worry that the attacks ... more
  • 2 months Tambuwal calls for collaborative effort to end poverty DailyTrust
    Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called for collaborative efforts towards eradicating poverty in the country. According to the governor, poverty has no political party, thus politicians must close ranks to fight it. ‘How we conquered poverty through laundry business’ Female farmers cry for help as COVID-19 widens poverty “It does not belong to the APC or PDP. It belongs to all of us, so all hands must be on deck to ensure that it is tackled and reduced,” he said. Tambuwal made the call while receiving the Federal Government Extended Public Works (FGEPW) team that ... more
  • 2 months Sokoto gets new grand khadi DailyTrust
    Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has sworn in Khadi Shu’aibu Sodangi Achida as the acting Grand Khadi of Sokoto State. This is sequel to the expiration of the tenure of Muhammad Tambari Usman Yabo as the Grand Khadi of the state. The governor charged the acting grand khadi to be upright and carry his colleagues along in the discharge of his duty. The governor said his administration was planning to build more courts and houses to accommodate judicial officers.   ... more
  • 2 months Father chops off son’s hand over cultism DailyTrust
    A man known as Mr Sunday Brown in Nyomidibi community near Nyangasang town in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State has severed the wrist of his son, named Mathew over reported involvement in cultism. The incident happened on Thursday morning following another round of face-off between son and father. Nollywood actor urges Rivers youths to shun cultism Police arrest teenager, 4 others over cultism, robbery A source close to the family said the lingering feud between father and son has now torn the community apart and threatened its peace as suspected cultists in solidarity with their colleague, have ... more
  • 2 months Why INEC threatened to stop Edo, Ondo guber elections DailyTrust
    The Independent National Electoral Commission has threatened to discontinue the process of the Edo and Ondo States’ governorship elections if the actions of political actors lead to verifiable threat and/or breakdown of law and order before or during the elections. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this at the end the commission’s management meeting on Thursday in Abuja. INEC introduces election result viewing portal Ondo: INEC denies substituting AAC candidate He said the commission had observed with deep concern the escalating levels of violent actions and incendiary statements by political parties, ... more
  • 2 months Clark to Buhari: Withdraw naming of rail stations after Jonathan, Awolowo DailyTrust
    Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, on Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the honour of naming rail stations after former President Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The elder statesman, at a virtual press briefing, described the gesture as “dishonour”, saying Jonathan and Awolowo deserved more than that, saying many people joined together with Awolowo were pupils who benefitted from his free education in the past. According to him, clamping together people who have not made any meaningful mark in the country’s development alongside great men like Awolowo and Jonathan is not acceptable. “While it is said to be ... more
  • 2 months COVID-19: Nigeria records 354 of the virus, total infections hit 45,244 DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 354 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections to 45,244. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. Buhari approves new recommendations for COVID-19 lockdown COVID-19: National policy on virtual meetings ready — FG The health agency said that  three more persons had died from the disease. According to NCDC, 45,244 cases had been confirmed, 32,430 cases discharged and 930 deaths had been recorded in 36 states and the ... more
  • 2 months 33 killed in fresh Southern Kaduna attacks DailyTrust
    Thirty three persons, mostly women and children, were killed with many persons still unaccounted for as gunmen again attacked Atyap villages in Zangon Kataf Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. However the police said only 21 persons were killed. Daily Trust gathered that the attacks took place simultaneously between 11pm Wednesday and 1am Thursday in Apyiashyim, Atak’mawai, Kibori and Kurmin Masara villages of Atyap chiefdom of Zangon Kataf LGA. Southern Kaduna: CAN seeks more action as CP deploys additional troops El-Rufai: We‘re committed to peace in southern Kaduna A source said because it rained heavily through the night, ... more
  • 2 months COVID-19: How ATMs pose risk to bank customers DailyTrust
    In spite of guidelines against COVID-19 instituted by the federal government to be observed at public places, the use of face masks, social distancing in queues among others are not enforced in many banks especially at Automated Teller Machines (ATM) points, investigations by Daily Trust across the country have shown. Our findings reveal that while some branches of First Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Jaiz, Zenith, FCMB, Stanbic IBTC and UBA comply with the COVID-19 protocols, others observe them only partially or not at all. CACOVID distributes N23bn palliatives to 10m Nigerians COVID-19: Enugu monarch seeks law against keeping corpses ... more
  • 2 months Mining gold, eating lizards DailyTrust
    Inside FCT community and market were reptiles, rodents are delicacies In Tokulo, a village of the FCT, residents search for gold dust in a river and feast on lizards, snakes and other species because they believe they are nutritious and medicinal. Our reporter went to the neglected community and dug into the consumption of wild animals that might drive some species into extinction. Tokulo is an old settlement located in a remote part of Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Most of the hundreds of people here are Gbagyi but almost all can converse slickly in ... more
  • 2 months Ekiti police to combat border banditry DailyTrust
    Ekiti State Police Command has initiated a new strategy to combat cases of cross border banditry to secure all borders in the state. The new Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, Mr Tunde Mobayo, while addressing newsmen on Thursday, said spontaneous cases of robbery and kidnapping were being perpetrated across borders. Mobayo promised to work with all security networks in Ekiti such as the Amotekun Corps, Vigilante group and the Peace Corps, to promote community policing provided they were backed by laws and the constitution of Nigeria.   ... more
  • 2 months Parliament lauds Buhari on N75bn youth fund DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the approval of N75 billion to begin the National Youth Investment Fund (NYIF). Speaker of NYP, Mubarak Mijinyawa, in Abuja said Buhari’s gesture was a successful milestone and a historic achievement. He said, “The NYP wishes to express its gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and his entire Executive Council for the approval to establish the NYIF. “It is an initiative targeted at creating a special window for youths with genuine business ideas to access credit facilities and financing to fund their ideas, innovations and also support their enterprise.” Mijinyawa ... more
  • 2 months Fear grips Gombe farmers as snakebite cases rise DailyTrust
    Farmers in Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe State have expressed worry over increase in cases of snakebite in the area. The farmers said the reported out-of-stock anti-venom for the treatment of snakebite in the area had further heightened their concern. Our correspondent who visited Kaltungo reports that the situation is discouraging most farmers in the town and the surrounding villages from farming this year. Some of the farmers who spoke with North East Trust, said a vial of anti-venom now cost about N30,000, which according to them was too expensive for them to afford as most of them were ... more
  • 2 months Jalingo-Numan road now death trap – Volunteer group DailyTrust
    The Chairman of a volunteer group, Fix Jalingo-Numan Road, in Taraba State, Abdulazeez Mafindi, has called on the Federal Government to compel the contractor handling the reconstruction of the Jalingo-Numan Federal Highway to hasten work. Mafindi told North East Trust that the call was necessary in view of the failure of the contractor to meet deadline. He explained that contract for the rehabilitation of the road was awarded in July, 2017, with a completion period of 20 months, adding that the total length of the road was 100 kilometres, but that the contractor only executed 3.33 per cent of the ... more
  • 2 months N’East speakers move to end rape, child abuse DailyTrust
    The Speakers of the Houses of Assembly from the North East geo-political have declared their commitments to ensure the passage of  (VAPViolence Against Person ProhibitionP) Act, to check rape and child abuse cases. Rising from a roundtable meeting for lawmakers in the sub-region, the speakers said the passage and subsequent assent of the VAPP will put an end to the carnage on children and women. Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Chairman of the Conference of North East Speakers and Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, said gender-based violence was both human rights violation and a ... more
  • 2 months How Plateau leaders averted crisis over controversial turbaning ceremony DailyTrust
    An invitation which circulated on the social media for the installation ceremony of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as the Sarkin Kerana 4 in Bukuru few days ago generated tension in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. Many locals misunderstood the invitation and some youth started attacking each other. The invitation read: “Bukuru Emirate Council invites you to the turbaning ceremony of Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as the Sarkin Kerana 4 in Bukuru. Date -1 August 2020. Time – 11am. Venue – Emirs Palace Bukuru.” As soon as the invitation was circulated in the social media, tension began to ... more
  • 2 months Helpless mother of 5 gets lifeline DailyTrust
    Help came the way of Mrs Doowuese Mathias, 26, a few days ago as she got N100,000 lifeline to quit soliciting for alms near the government house roundabout in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Married in 2014, the mother of five girls aged between five and 18 months respectively, out of desperation to feed them, had regularly for about two years now strategically positioned herself at the turn leading to the government house to attract sympathy for her children. Though a passerby seeing the children might conclude that they are a set of quadruplets, the mother revealed that they weren’t ... more
  • 2 months Outcry as floods submerge homes, graveyards in Borno DailyTrust
    The floods recorded in some parts of Borno State following recent heavy downpours have submerged hundreds of homes in Maiduguri, the state capital. Kanem Trust learnt that many households were affected by the incident, with many mothers reportedly seen struggling to rescue their sleeping children from getting washed away. Areas mostly affected in Maiduguri metropolis included Polo Jidari, Behind NNPC Depot, Bulunkutu area, Baga road, Shagari Low-Cost and London Chiki. Our correspondent in the state reports that at Bulunkutu Kasuwa, a crowded area of Maiduguri, the flood did not only affect households but also submerged graveyards in the area. While ... more
  • 2 months Over 20,000 Yobe vulnerable households get COVID-19 palliatives DailyTrust
    The Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) has donated food items to over 20,000 vulnerable households in Yobe State. While handing over the items on behalf of CACOVID in Damaturu, the Business Manager, First Bank, Damaturu Branch, Mr Marcus Dibel, stated that the palliatives were to cushion the effects on vulnerable people affected by the pandemic. According to him, the donations were in the third phase of CACOVID interventions in Nigeria, in Yobe State in particular. “It may interest you to know that the coalition, in collaboration with the state governments, has commissioned 38 isolation centres in all the 36 ... more
  • 2 months Why I chose catering despite my foreign degree – Damaturu chef DailyTrust
    A 24-year-old BSc holder, Aishatu Aje Gwaigwai, narrated how she has resorted to catering business despite her academic qualification. Aishatu, who is also a fashion designer in Damaturu, bagged a BSc in Fashion and Appeal Design from Bangalore University, India. On what motivated her to start catering business, she told Kanem Trust that cooking had been her hobby since childhood. She said, “I can still remember when I started my first business with N500 in 2009, where I sold small chops and milk candies; the little I could do at that time. “I was in JSS 2 then and my mother ... more
  • 2 months A/Ibom village head threatens to block road over neglect DailyTrust
    The Village Head of Nnung Udoe, Ediene Ikot Obio, Imo, in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Eteidung Augustine Udoh, has threatened to mobilise his people to block the access road into the area if no maintenance is carried out as soon as possible. Eteidung Udoh, said the community had suffered hardship and witnessed frequent accidents since the Akwa Ibom State Government opened up the community’s roads as an alternative route due to the blockage of the Abak Road owing to the ongoing construction of Ekom Iman Flyover. The state government in 2019 awarded the flyover contract at ... more
  • 2 months INEC introduces election result viewing portal DailyTrust
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is introducing Election Result Viewing Portal (IReV Portal) to strengthen its election management process and enhance the transparency of the system. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, said this on Thursday in Abuja. INEC to conduct 1st election under COVID-19 Saturday Edo youths task INEC, security agencies on free, credible guber poll According to him, the commission was aware that result management had remained a major source of mistrust in the nation’s electoral process, as citizens are often concerned, and sometimes ... more
  • 2 months Governor Mohammed appoints special assistant on unmarried women affairs DailyTrust
    Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has appointed Balaraba Ibrahim as the Special Assistant on Women Affairs (Unmarried). The appointment is contained in a letter dated August 4, 2020, with reference number GO/SS/POL/S/83. Medical, health workers commence strike over salaries in Bauchi How APC, PDP stand in Bauchi after Dogara’s defection The letter, which was obtained by Sahara Reporters, was signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mohammed Baba. “I am pleased to convey the approval of his Excellency Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed CON, the Governor of Bauchi State, for your appointment as Special Assistant, Women Affairs (Unmarried). ... more
  • 2 months Naira Marley gets fine for violating ban on inter-state movement DailyTrust
    Singer, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, and his manager, Seyi Awouga have been awarded a fine of N100,000 each for violating the cessation of movement and interstates travel order. The duo were, on Thursday, arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court, Oshodi. Naira Marley: Court unseals Jabi Lake Mall Naira Marley: Fashola yet to leave Abuja since March 22 – Aide Naira Marley and his manager were taken to court by the Police around 3.30pm. It could be recalled that, on July 13 2020 at about 2pm, the accused, according to the police, ... more
  • 2 months Hushpuppi: UAE denies imposing travel restrictions on Nigerians DailyTrust
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Thursday, debunked claims of restricting travels from Nigeria. The Embassy in Abuja stated this in a statement, noting that unverified claims of suspension of different categories of visas to Nigerians after Hushpuppi was arrested for alleged fraud were not true. Nigerian woman gives birth to quadruplet in Dubai, seeks help for repatriation Evacuation: 305 Nigerians depart Dubai The statement stressed that the UAE only took a number of precautionary measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, including the temporary suspension on issuing UAE visas for all nationalities as of March 17, 2020. ... more
  • 2 months Sabotage not responsible for Boko Haram resurgence – Ex-Senate President DailyTrust
    A former President of the Nigerian Senate, Ameh Ebute, has identified lack of political collaboration as reason behind the ‘resurgence’ of Boko Haram attacks in the North East. Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, had alleged that there was sabotage in the fight against insurgency after his convoy was attacked in Baga town. There’s sabotage in counter-insurgency operation, Zulum insists Alleged sabotage: Army should probe Zulum’s claim — Kontagora, others However, the Third Republic Senate President, in open letter addressed to the Governors Forum, said lack of political collaboration and not sabotage on the military’s part is behind ... more
  • 2 months Edo Assembly crisis deepens as parallel members elect Speaker DailyTrust
    Crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly took a new twist as 14 members-elect, who were refused inauguration last year and three lawmakers who had endorsed the governorship candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, elected Victor Edoro, as a parallel speaker. It was gathered that the group held the inauguration of the parallel assembly at an undisclosed venue in Benin. 9 feared dead after boat capsizes in Sokoto Edo Assembly Invasion: Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu panic-stricken — Osagie It was further gathered that before the election, the members-elect took their oaths administered by Tom Efezokhae, a former Clerk ... more
  • 2 months President Buhari orders states to enforce use of face mask DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the state governments and the FCT to enforce non-pharmaceutical guidelines, primarily the use of face masks, in public appearance and places. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this in Abuja at the 55th joint national briefing of the task force. FG denies frustrating evacuation of Nigerian students in Saudi Arabia FG urged to restore confidence in electoral process According to him, for the past nine weeks (from 2nd June 2020), the government has been running phase 2 of the ... more
  • 2 months International flights to resume in weeks — Sirika DailyTrust
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that international flights would resume in weeks. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the 55th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. Reps seek probe of embassy officials over evacuation flights Passenger dies aboard Abuja-bound flight While he did not give a specific date, the Minister said that the resumption of the international flights would be in a matter of weeks. He said: “We in civil aviation want to open like yesterday. “We are bleeding. “We are sacking our workers, ... more
  • 2 months BREAKING: International flights to resume in weeks — Sirika DailyTrust
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that international flights would resume in weeks. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the 55th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. Reps seek probe of embassy officials over evacuation flights Passenger dies aboard Abuja-bound flight While he did not give a specific date, the Minister said that the resumption of the international flights would be in a matter of weeks. He said: “We in civil aviation want to open like yesterday. “We are bleeding. “We are sacking our workers, ... more
  • 2 months UCL Preview: Real Madrid hope for miracle against Manchester City DailyTrust
    Real Madrid have released their squad list to battle Manchester City in the return leg of the round 16 of the UEFA Champions League tie. The 13 times UEFA Champions League winners suffered a 2-1 defeat at Santiago Bernabeu against Guardiola’s men before the suspension of the league due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in which its captain, Sergio Ramos, saw a red card that led to his suspension. Arsenal plan to make 55 staff redundant Meet Osimhen, 7 other most expensive African football players Despite his suspension, the Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, named Sergio ... more
  • 2 months Court to hear motion seeking dismissal of case against El-Zakzaky Friday DailyTrust
    The High Court of Justice in Kaduna State will hear the motion put forward by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), seeking for the dismissal of the case against him by the Nigerian Government over its failure to produce evidence on Friday 7th August. Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, have been in detention since 2015 after a clash between his followers and the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State. El-Zakzaky: CSOs bemoan delay on justice for El-Zakzaky, others ‘Zakzaky, followers, most persecuted in Nigeria’ Sheikh Zakzaky’s Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), had ... more
  • 2 months North, South-South Nigeria not safe, UK warns citizens DailyTrust
    The United Kingdom (UK) government has advised its citizens in Nigeria against traveling to the North and South Southern states in the country, warning that they are not safe due to the current spate of insecurity. In the North-East, the UK government warned its citizens to avoid travels to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe states, and within 20km of the border with Niger. Village head allegedly rapes 15-year-old daughter in Ogun Al-Qaeda infiltrating northwest, US alerts Nigeria It also urged them to avoid Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Niger, Jigawa, Katsina Kogi, Abia and Rivers. Other states to avoid, according to ... more
  • 2 months NASU, SSANU declare strike over IPPIS DailyTrust
    The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has embarked on an industrial action with effect from school resumption. The National President of SSANU, comrade Samson Ugwoke, who spoke on behalf of JAC, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja at the end of its JAC meeting. IPPIS: No university has enough UNIBEN SSANU threatens strike over unpaid allowances He noted that the leadership of NASU and SSANU were under tremendous pressure by its principals thus, “a strike action has been declared to commence effective from ... more
  • 2 months Buhari approves new recommendations for COVID-19 lockdown DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic for another four weeks. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this during the Task Force briefing in Abuja on Thursday. Solution to Nigeria’s challenges is in your hands, SGF tells NASS COVID-19: Nigeria risks another pandemic — SGF This extension is the third for the second phase of lockdown currently observed across the country. Mustapha had submitted new recommendations for the second ... more
  • 2 months Tiv-Jukun crisis plunging many states to greater poverty — Kaigama DailyTrust
    The Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has called for immediate end to hostilities and lasting resolution to the recurring violence between the Tiv and Jukun ethnic groups of Benue and Taraba states. Kaigama who spoke on Thursday in Abuja said the situation was plunging the already impoverished states into greater poverty. EFCC operatives allege unjust treatment under Lamorde, Magu Tor Tiv lauds cordial Muslim/Christian ties in Benue He was speaking at a Women Interfaith Peace building Initiative (WIPI) Conference, organised by the Foundation for Peace, Hope and Conflict Management (FPHCM), with the theme ... more
  • 2 months FG denies frustrating evacuation of Nigerian students in Saudi Arabia DailyTrust
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has denied allegations that it is frustrating efforts at evacuating Nigerian students back home to Nigeria. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated this in a statement by its spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye, on Thursday. Saudi group pull out of Newcastle takeover bid FG urged to restore confidence in electoral process A video, which has gone viral on social media, showed some students in face masks in Saudi Arabia complaining that both Nigeria embassy and Consulate General of Nigeria in Saudi Arabia, have prevented their return home, citing selfish interests. They said they have been ... more
  • 2 months 9 feared dead after boat capsizes in Sokoto DailyTrust
    Nine people were feared dead after a boat on which they were travelling capsized at Birjingo in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Daily Trust gathered that majority of the victims were women and children, including a bride-to-be and her mother. Sokoto pardons 17 inmates Dedicate more time to farming, Tambuwal urges Sokoto residents It was gathered that the boat had over 30 passengers on board when the accident occurred. The passengers were said to be on their way to a rice farm across the river where they worked as labourers. While confirming the incident, the councillor ... more
  • 2 months Gunmen attack church, kill 4 in Bayelsa DailyTrust
    Unidentified gunmen have invaded a Pentecostal church in Azikoro village, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, and killed four worshippers. The hoodlums, who stormed the Church at about 11 pm on Wednesday, also set a nearby house ablaze. The curious case of Bayelsa’s N2.3bn bridge that never was Did NDDC construct N2.3bn wooden bridge in Bayelsa community? The spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident, saying the command’s operatives have already launched a manhunt for the killers. He said: “The Bayelsa State Police Command have launched a manhunt for the suspected ... more
  • 2 months PenCom commences review of Pension Act DailyTrust
    The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has announced the commencement of the review of the Pension Reform Act, 2014. A statement released Thursday by the commission revealed that the review was in line with the persistent clamor for amendment from individuals and interest groups as well as several legislative attempts on the amendment of some Sections of the PRA 2014 in the last three years. Thugs assault protesting Imo pensioners Obaseki receives APC defectors in Dagbala as pensioners back re-election bid In 2014, which was ten years after the implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) in Nigeria, the ... more
  • 2 months Kano anti-graft agency to probe Ganduje’s aide for extorting clerics DailyTrust
    The Kano State’s Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC), on Wednesday, said it has launched an investigation into allegations of extortion labeled against the Special Adviser to governor Abdullahi Ganduje on religious matters, Ali Baba Agama-Lafiya. The special adviser was alleged to have send some youths, led by his son, to collect N45,000 out of the N50,000 given to some ulamas (clerics) after praying with the governor for security and victory over COVID-19. Kano: Petrol marketers sell fuel at N150 per litre Heavy security in Kano over planned #RevolutionNow protest The money, it was gathered, was a gift ... more
  • 2 months Covid 19 taskforce inspects reopened FCT schools [video] DailyTrust
    The taskforce on Covid-19 in the FCT has begun inspecting schools, which opened this week, to enforce guidelines put in place for their reopening and to forestall a spread of the coronavirus as exit-class students prepare for examinations ... more
  • 2 months EXPLAINER: 5 reasons you should be involved in your children’s media consumption and how DailyTrust
    It is almost impossible for parents to completely monitor their children over the media they consume in the  new media age
    However, parents can guide their children by mediating the content they consume to mitigate the possible damages which harmful media consumption might cause them. Studies have shown that active media mediation is one of the most effective ways for parents to get involved in teaching their children media literacy. Here are five reasons you should be involved in ... more
  • 2 months FlexyPizzle, a new vibe in music industry DailyTrust
    The Nigerian music industry is having a unique facelift today thanks to bubbling young talents like Emmanuel Ugah, who thrills and spins music lovers with the right notes at the perfect time. Ugah, who is also known as FlexyPizzle, is one versatile musician God has blessed Nigeria  and the world with. My journey in music has been rough – Brite BensonMusic is my breath, passion, the person I am meant to be‘ His mesmerising love for variety like reggae, afro, hip-hop or jazz, stands him out as evidence in his four latest singles. His four soulful songs ... more
  • 2 months How to care for natural/virgin hair DailyTrust
    Natural hair is a relaxer-free hair, which is different from chemical-free hair. Chemicals, on the surface, are often considered dangerous, but this is often times not the case at all How to care for your nails How to prepare dried beef floss (Dambu nama) In order to keep your virgin hair tangle free, shiny and soft, below are some home tips to stick to:   Wash your hair carefully The best way to keep your virgin hair looking good is to wash carefully in a downward motion, substituting conditioner for shampoo, rinse ... more
  • 2 months Edo Assembly Invasion: Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu panic-stricken — Osagie DailyTrust
    As Nigerians struggle to establish the reason behind the failed takeover of the Edo House of Assembly Complex by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, on Thursday morning, Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has said that the move was part of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s plot to distract Governor Godwin Obaseki’s campaign train. Security operatives on Thursday morning took over the Edo state assembly complex with patrol vehicles stationed around the area. Illegal police takeover of Edo assembly a coup — PDP Edo gov’ship: 48hrs after endorsing Ize-Iyamu, deputy ... more
  • 2 months Why I defected to APC — Gemade DailyTrust
    A former National Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Barnabas Gemade, has given reasons why he rejoined the All Progressives Congress (APC). Gemade who rejoined the APC, weekend, had at the wake of the 2019 elections left the party to actualise his failed third term senatorial bid on the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP). I won’t quit politics — Gemade After Gemade defection, APC invites back Atiku, Tambuwal, Ortom Speaking to some journalists in Makurdi on Wednesday, the two-time federal lawmaker who represented the Benue North East senatorial district, said his return to APC would help ... more
  • 2 months ‘No fire outbreak at any WAEC office in Nigeria’ DailyTrust
    The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has described as false, the rumour being peddled by some online media that there was a fire outbreak at WAEC Headquarters in Abuja. The Council in a statement by its Head of Public Affairs, Demianus G. Ojijeogu on Thursday clarified that, there was no fire incident at WAEC headquarters or any WAEC office in Nigeria. WAEC releases 2020 WASSCE timetable MURIC rejects WAEC’s ‘anti-Muslim timetable‘ Ojijeogu urged the general public to disregard the publication, saying, it is false and the handi-work of mischief-makers who are out to misinform, mislead and confuse the ... more
  • 2 months #RevolutionNow: Concerned Nigerians Group condemns arrest of protesters DailyTrust
    Pro-democracy and Human rights association, Concerned Nigerians group has condemned the arrest, harassment and dehumanization of #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja and other parts of the country. The group in a press statement by its spokesperson, Agada Abu Theophilus, condemned the high-handedness and unprofessional handling of protesters by security forces. About 60 #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested in Abuja by a joint security team of Police and soldiers on Wednesday. Security agents also arrested protesters in other states of the federation. “We condemn in its entirety, the arrest and harassment of Revolution Now Protesters in Abuja and other parts of Nigeria. We ... more
  • 3 months Pay your bills in full, KEDCO appeals to customers DailyTrust
    Following the low response to payment of electricity bills by customers, the Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has appealed to its customers on the need for them to pay in full, all outstanding and current bills. According to the Management, the habit of regular full payment of electricity bills will go a long way in strengthening KEDCO’s financial capacity to respond to its commitment to other regulatory stakeholders in the power sector. “Today there are better investments in our network capacity in terms of acquiring and maintaining our equipment which has now translated to the recent improvement in ... more
  • 3 months Court remands businessman for allegedly defiling 11-year-old girl DailyTrust
    An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 35-year-old businessman, Charles Godwin, who allegedly defiled an 11-year-old girl, be remanded in a correctional centre. Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka, who did not take the plea of Godwin, ordered that he should be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kirikiri, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). ‘I got father’s permission to rape, impregnate teenage daughters’ Kano police charge 42 rape suspects to court Nwaka ordered the police to return the case file ... more
  • 3 months We’re waiting to hear from God on reopening — TB Joshua DailyTrust
    Pastor TB Joshua has said that the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos won’t resume for the August 9 Sunday worship until it hears from God. The pastor disclosed this in a telecast on Emmanuel TV after the State Government says it will lift the ban on places of worship with effect from August 7. Sanwo-Olu orders reopening of worship centres Why I visited TB Joshua— Man Utd youngster, Angel Gomes “Good morning and win today! Following the announcement that church services will resume in Lagos on August 9 – ... more
  • 3 months Oil prices mixed as COVID-19 concerns undercut support from lower U.S. crude stocks DailyTrust
    Oil prices were mostly flat, on Thursday, as a boost from lower-than-expected U.S. crude stocks that lifted the market to five-month highs in the previous session gave way to fuel demand concerns amid rising coronavirus infections. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures eased three cents, or 0.1 per cent, to $42.16 a barrel by 0436 GMT, while Brent crude futures rose nine cents or nearly 0.2 per cent to $45.25. COVID-19: Oil prices fall as infection cases cast shadow over fuel demand Oil prices steady following news of COVID-19 vaccine ... more
  • 3 months COVID-19: NCDC records 457 cases, infection hits 44,890 DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded  457 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 44,890. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday. Schools resumption: States comply with COVID-19 rules Why Nigeria could record mass Covid-19 deaths — PTF According to the health agency, 17 more people had died from the disease. The NCDC said that the 457 new infections were recorded in Lagos, FCT and 19 other states of the federation. It stated that Lagos topped the list with ... more
  • 3 months Accept repentant Boko Haram fighters or they go back to terrorism, presidency urges Nigerians DailyTrust
    The Presidency on Wednesday asked Nigerians not to reject repentant Boko Haram fighters unless they want the terrorists to take up arms and resume terrorism from which they’ve repented. The presidency also dismissed as untrue, the insinuation that the current administration had been absorbing repentant Boko Haram terrorists into the Nigerian military. Boko Haram ‘releases’ video of members observing Eid prayer in Niger ‘We became robbers after fleeing army posting to fight Boko Haram’ Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that none of the 601 former Boko ... more
  • 3 months Toyota expects 64% fall in annual net profit amid pandemic DailyTrust
    Toyota Motor forecasts its net profit for the current financial year will drop by 64.1 per cent from the previous year to 730 billion yen ($6.9 billion) due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, it said on Thursday. Japan’s largest carmaker maintained its operating profit outlook at 500 billion yen and sales are estimated at 24 trillion yen for the year ending March 31, 2021. Covid-19: Toyota donates 3 ambulances to Lagos SERAP condemns attacks on #RevolutionNow protesters In May, Toyota withheld its net earnings forecast due to the effects of ... more
  • 3 months Job Alert: Chief Information Technology Officer DailyTrust
    Media Trust Limited, publishers of DAILY TRUST and other newspaper titles is desirous of recruiting competent, self-motivated and result-oriented candidate to fill the following position: Post: Chief Information Technology Officer                                          Location: Abuja Full Time Gender: Male or Female (Preferable) The candidate will Head, and adequately supervise the Information Technology Department of Media Trust Limited. She / He shall be responsible for installing and maintaining computer hardware, software and networks in such a way that the role contributes positively to ... more
  • 3 months Police take over Edo state House of Assembly complex DailyTrust
    The police have taken over the Edo state House of Assembly complex, few hours after the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Yekini Idiaye was impeached by the state lawmakers. Idiaye was impeached on Wednesday during a plenary session of the Assembly in Benin City. Edo 2020: You will emerge victorious, monarch tells Obaseki Calm down Edo, September is nigh The lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo Constituency I and four other members of the Assembly on Monday pledged their support to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Those who joined Idiaye are Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje, Akoko-Edo Constituency ... more
  • 3 months SERAP condemns attacks on #RevolutionNow protesters DailyTrust
    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has strongly condemned the violent attacks on #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja, Osogbo and other parts of the country, saying the President Muhammadu Buhari government must end the use of excessive force against protesters and allow people to peacefully exercise their human rights. The Department of State Services (DSS), yesterday, arrested Olawale Bakare and six other #RevolutionNow protesters wearing orange caps around Olaiya area of Osogbo, the Osun State capital. Several protesters were also arrested by the police and the army in Abuja. Police arraign 13-year-old boy over indecent act Police arrest 4 ... more
  • 3 months Obaseki redeploys director over kolanut DailyTrust
    For failing to present kolanut when Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State visited the palace of the Oba of Benin for his re-election campaign, the Director of Protocol (DoP), Mr. Osayande Aisagbon, has been re-deployed to the Ministry of Culture and Diaspora Affairs. Gov. Obaseki visited the Benin monarch on July 25, for royal blessing as part of his re-election campaign, but was unable to present kolanut and drink in line with the palace tradition for the royal blessing. Obaseki dismisses ‘unfair award of contracts’ petition Edo 2020: Obaseki’s fight against godfatherism will earn him second term — Wike ... more
  • 3 months Fayemi appeals to doctors over strike DailyTrust
    The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has appealed to doctors in the state to be patriotic and call off their industrial action to forestall the prospect of the government invoking the no work, no pay rule. Gov. Fayemi, who said he felt more distraught realising that many workers who got promoted five years ago had not enjoyed financial benefits of such elevations, noted that, “It isn’t my style and intention to deprive people of their legitimate entitlements.” COVID-19: Ekiti govt enforces face mask, arrests 100 offenders Ekiti: Labour unions give 14-days strike notice In a statewide broadcast ... more
  • 3 months Minister pledges power supply for Taraba communities DailyTrust
    The Minister of Power, Alhaji Sale Mamman, has pledged to connect communities yet to get electricity in Taraba State to the national grid. He made the pledge when he paid Sallah homage to Governor Darius Ishaku of the state in Jalingo, on Wednesday. Electricity grid records 5377MW peak generation Presidency: Why Nigeria exports electricity to Benin, Togo, Niger The minister told the governor that the Ministry of Power has grown tremendously under his watch and further assured that he would do his best towards the execution of the Mambila Hydro Power project. Governor Ishaku on his part hailed ... more
  • 3 months Leaders must take correction – Sultan DailyTrust
    The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has advised leaders to always listen to advice, saying that leadership entailed heeding to correction at all times. He gave the advice while receiving the Emirs of Kano and Bichi, who visited his palace to reaffirm their loyalty on Wednesday. Sultan, others to FG: Accord highest national priority to security Community policing: Sultan warns against recruiting dubious characters The monarch urged leaders to fear God in their dealings as there would be a day for accountability before the Almighty creator. He, however, called on the people of Kano to embrace the ... more
  • 3 months Police arraign 13-year-old boy over indecent act DailyTrust
    The police on Wednesday arraigned a 13-year-old boy in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court in Ekiti State over alleged indecent act against a two-year-old girl. The defendant, of no fixed address, is standing trial on a charge of indecent act. Police arrest 4 over kidnapping, rustling Fund police, traditional ruler urges govt The Prosecutor, Sgt. Olubu Apata, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 14, on Isato Street in Ado-Ekiti. He alleged that the defendant acted indecently against a 2-year-old girl. Apata said the defendant was caught with the victim in the toilet while he ... more
  • 3 months Police parades 45 suspects in Borno DailyTrust
    The Borno State Police Command, on Wednesday, paraded 45 suspects over various offences ranging from terrorism, armed robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon, while briefing journalists at the Command Headquarters in Maiduguri, said 10 suspected armed robbers, seven cattle rustlers, five fraudsters/extortionists, seven thieves, one terrorist and kidnappers were arrested by the police. Lagos prince, accomplice to hang for killing bizwoman Alleged accomplice in P&ID scam remanded “The robbery suspects who have confessed are Ibrahim Garba, Adamu Ali and Abdulrahaman Adamu. They conspired and robbed one Iliya Musa ... more
  • 3 months Hoodlums attack 3 herders in Southern Kaduna DailyTrust
    Three herders were hospitalised after some youths ambushed them on their way back home at Goragam Area of Zongon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State Daily Trust gathered that the incident happened around 2 pm on Tuesday when the herders went to the community to graze their animals. Southern Kaduna crisis not ethnic cleansing – Commander Decades-old feud threatens Southern Kaduna It was gathered that some youth in Goragam had earlier ordered them to leave the area with their cows which led to a heated argument before some elders intervened. Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria ... more
  • 3 months Dear Senator Gabriel Suswam DailyTrust
    My distinguished senator and brother, I write this letter with a very heavy heart. For some time now, I have followed your handling of issues that concern Benue State with alarm and dismay. I must confess that as a Benue indigene, I find it very difficult to get away from the disquieting thought of your disillusionment over some issues that affect the state. Among the many issues, I will limit myself to the most recent, which are, your disillusionment over ambassadorial nominees and the siting of tertiary education institutions.  You may recall, my distinguished brother, that you made a press ... more
  • 3 months NEDC and integrity destruction DailyTrust
    There is hardly a day that passes without one hearing of someone somewhere looting the treasury. The cliché is that virtually any public office holder is a potential thief. Such a public office holder can be termed a crook or one that has embezzled or one that has used his/her office to enrich himself/herself. Welcome to the new Nigeria, where media trial is the thing. One is judged guilty even before a real trial begins and such a person is condemned before a law court gives its verdict. It gets so bad that it takes a miracle for one to ... more
  • 3 months Borno DailyTrust
    No, I am not writing another letter to another sister, this time in Borno. What will be the point? What will I say to her? There are no more tears to be shed for her and her community. Words mean nothing to a people who have lived with every horror in the last decade. A decade living in a nightmare that would have been inconceivable in a country that had seen too much to shed tears over. In the 1960s, many of our leaders were murdered during coups. Thousands of members of a particular ethnic group were massacred . We ... more
  • 3 months Agriculture and nation building DailyTrust
    For a country to be ideally independent, such country has to be self sufficient. When a country has difficulty in producing what it consumes, then there is imbalance of trade and that will affect the per-capital income of the country. If a country cannot achieve self sufficiency in technology, resources, or other sectors due to environmental location and/or other factors; it should at least be able to achieve such in terms of food production (agriculture). For a country like Nigeria; the acclaimed giant of Africa; that has over 200 million citizens; it is imperative for her to be able to ... more
  • 3 months Insecurity: Enough of this talk DailyTrust
    Far more than at any time since the end of Nigeria’s protracted civil war in 1970, the country now faces profound, existential and multifaceted security challenges exemplified by bloodthirsty Boko Haram, banditry, kidnapping and scores of crimes that threaten its existence. The recent attack on the convoy of Governor Babangana Zulum of Borno state has heightened the debate on insecurity as it has raised the level of conversations and engagement to an apogee. The dastard attack which left two civilian task force mand a policeman wounded has attracted condemnation from all quarters, with the National Assembly leading the pack calling ... more
  • 3 months Mali crisis: Lessons for Nigeria, Africa DailyTrust
    The West African country of Mali is, by its long running political crises, fittingly serving as the poster face of how poorly controlled domestic conflicts in a country, can have contagious and deleterious impact on its neighbours. The latest round of its crises remains a week-long wave of contentions and protests over the outcome of the March 29 2020 polls, with a run-off on April 19 2020, in which results for 31 parliamentary seats were nullified by a Constitutional Court with at least one opposition group – the M5, claiming that such a development was at the instance of the ... more
  • 3 months ‘Why Nigeria is not doing well in rubber production’ DailyTrust
    Stakeholders who have been lamenting neglect of the rubber sub-sector hold a strong view that it can tremendously boost national economy if the Federal Government intervenes. One of them and President of the National Rubber Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeriaa (NARPPMAN), Mr. Peter Olowu Igbinosun, speaks on challenges and prospects of the sub-sector. What are the challenges of the rubber industry in Nigeria? They are so many. Majorly, it has to do with lack of a medium, long-term facilities and high cost of credit to finance private rubber plantations. There is also the high cost of inputs, labour ... more
  • 3 months Police arrest 4 over kidnapping, rustling DailyTrust
    Operatives of the FCT Police Command have arrested four suspects for alleged kidnapping and cattle rustling in Zuba and Gwagwalada areas of the FCT. According to a statement by the spokesman of the FCT Police Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, the suspects were arrested around Ketti. DSP Manzah gave the names of the suspects as Jibrin Muazu, Abdullahi Mohammed, Adamu Musa and Babuga Ardo, saying seven rounds of live ammunition, one knife and two long sticks were recovered from them. He also disclosed that one Sabiu Ibrahim had been arrested for stealing car batteries at Daki-Biyu, Jabi, following a tip-off by ... more
  • 3 months 2 remanded for allegedly assaulting COVID-19 task force men DailyTrust
    Men of the FCT Police Command operating from Wuse Zone 3in Abuja have arrested and arraigned two senior officials of a petrol station in Wuse Zone 1, Abuja. The two suspects, Abdullahi Hassan and Emanuel Joe, manager and supervisor respectively, were arrested over allegation of assault on two security personnel posted to the FCT Joint Task Force on COVID-19. A Wuse Zone 6 Magistrate’s Court where they were arraigned on Tuesday could not sit, hence the Chief Magistrate, Ahmed B. Ndajiwo, granted a remand warrant against them, pending August 18, when the two would be docked. The Prosecutor, ASP Patrick ... more
  • 3 months FCTA urges schools to observe COVID-19 protocols DailyTrust
    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has urged all schools in the territory to adhere strictly to the safety guidelines provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of COVID-19 as exit pupils and students resume classes. The acting Secretary of the FCT Education Secretariat, Umar Marafa, made the call when he led officials of the secretariat on inspection of some schools in Abuja. Marafa said the FCTA granted permission for students in the graduating classes to resume following the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Marafa said, “All schools in the FCT ... more
  • 3 months United, Inter reach Europa League last eight DailyTrust
    Manchester United edged LASK 2-1 and Inter Milan beat Getafe 2-0 on Wednesday in rescheduled ties due to the coronavirus pandemic to clinch places in the quarter finals of the Europa League. United had a 5-0 lead from their first leg played in March and will face Copenhagen who enjoyed a 3-0 victory on the night over Istanbul Basaksehir. Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan will face either Steven Gerrard’s Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen with the Germans holding a 3-1 lead going into Thursday’s match. Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen scored either side of the break for the Italians. “It was a ... more
  • 3 months COVID-19: Police postpone academy selection exams DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Police are saying they have postponed their planned 8th Regular Course of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil-Kano, selection examination till further notice. The Police command in Enugu State said this in a statement signed by its Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in Enugu on Wednesday. Police begin recruitment of constables Police arrest coalition leader for organising Katsina protest Ndukwe said that the postponed selection examination was earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, Aug. 8 “The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria ... more
  • 3 months Makinde vows to retrieve N96bn stolen during Ajimobi’s tenure DailyTrust
    Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Wednesday, that his administration was ready to retrieve the billions of the state’s funds looted by officials of the previous administration. Abiola Ajimobi was the governor of the state from 2011 till 2019. The governor, who made the vow while kickstarting the construction of the 21km Ajia-Airport-New Ife Expressway road, in Ajia town, said that his administration was ready to put measures in place to retrieve all looted funds to develop the state’s infrastructure. Senate wants Ibadan airport named after Ajimobi How Ajimobi convinced me to fully join politics – Dare ... more
  • 3 months COVID-19 Vaccine: Our priority is the health of Nigerians — Osinbajo DailyTrust
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed the intention of the Federal Government to examine every possible option in the development and distribution of a vaccine against the COVID-19 disease. Osinbajo spoke on Wednesday during a virtual meeting with representatives of the BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate on the progress of the vaccine development around the world, including Africa. INEC to conduct first election under COVID-19 COVID-19: Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in US The vice president, while speaking at the meeting attended by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and the Executive Director of the National Primary ... more
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