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  • 4 days Igbo group endorses Lawan, Okafor for National Assembly leadership DailyTrust
    The Igbo Youth Assembly, Worldwide (IYA), a socio-cultural organisation has endorsed Sen. Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Chike Okafor for the positions of Senate President and Speaker of the 9th National Assembly. The group said it took the new position against the earlier position where it backed the zoning of the leadership positions to the South East. In a communiqué released at the end of a meeting in Umuahia signed by the President Ifeanyi Nwaudunna and the Publicity Secretary, Magnus Abara and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the group said it was out to support the position ... more
  • 4 days JUST IN: Onnoghen arrives CCT, awaits judgement DailyTrust
    The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has arrived at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) where judgement is expected to be delivered in the false and non-declaration of assets charge against him. Onnoghen and his counsels were earlier at the tribunal by 9am before the tribunal informed them that the judgement has been shifted to 12noon. As at 11:42am, the chairman of the tribunal and the members were seen making their ways to the tribunal. However, when they were informed that Onnoghen, who was just arriving the tribunal premises, was not yet inside the tribunal, they retreated ... more
  • 4 days Troops arrest Zamfara LG vice chairman over links with armed bandits DailyTrust
    * arrest two suspected informants in Sokoto Troops conducting Operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara state have arrested the Vice Chairman of Anka local government of the state, Mr Yahuza Ibrahim Wuya, over suspected links with armed bandits. He was arrested on April 13, 2019 based on credible intelligence reports linking him to the armed bandits in Wuya and Sunke communities, according to a statement released by the acting Force Information Officer, Operation Sharan Daji, Major Clement Abiade. “Mr Yahuza Ibrahim was allegedly reported to seamlessly assist in selling rustled/stolen cows and donkeys as well as giving information about troops, other ... more
  • 4 days Easter: DPR cautions against panic buying of petroleum products DailyTrust
    The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Field Office in Enugu says petroleum marketers who sell products above government approved prices risk having their stations sealed. The DPR also warned members of the public against panic buying during the Easter celebration. Mr Anthony Douji, the Head, Retail Outlet and Marketing in the field office, gave the advice on Thursday in Enugu in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Douji said that the DPR would ensure that petroleum marketers complied with the directive of the NNPC to make products available for Easter celebration. The Group Managing Director of the ... more
  • 4 days Gombe Govt to establish Hippopotamus colony DailyTrust
    The Gombe State Government says it is working on establishing a Hippopotamus colony at Dadin Kowa to save the animals from attacks and the threats they pose to fishermen. Alhaji Sa’ad Hashidu, the state Director of Forestry and Wildlife Management said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Gombe. Hashidu said the issue of persistent attacks between the hippos and fishermen in Dadin-Kowa was discussed by the National Council on Environment in 2017 and agreed that a hippo colony be established as a permanent solution. The director added that the meeting mandated the ... more
  • 4 days Troops repel Boko Haram attack, kill 39 terrorists DailyTrust
    Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force – MNJTF, killed 39 Boko Haram terrorists, captured many equipment from them, while 20 soldiers were wounded. The spokesman of the task force, Col. Timothy Antigha, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. Antigha said the terrorists were killed when they attacked troops position at Cross Kaura on Tuesday. He said the wounded soldiers had been evacuated from the area of operation and now receiving adequate medical attention. The post Troops repel Boko Haram attack, kill 39 terrorists appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 4 days Senate passes Proceeds of Crime Bill, paves way for membership of FATF DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed the Proceeds of crime bill which will now pave way for the country to become full member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The bill is one of two bills which are key requirements for the membership of the global body where only South Africa represents the African Continent presently. The new law as an executive bill also establishes the assets management agency of Nigeria to manage and dispose all forfeited criminal assets in the country by law enforcement agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices ... more
  • 4 days Zamfara emirs name civilians killed in NAF raids DailyTrust
    The Zamfara State Council of Chiefs yesterday took up the challenge thrown at it by the Nigeria Air Force and released the names of eleven innocent civilians that it said were killed by a NAF fighter jet and a helicopter gunship which launched airstrikes on a rural community. It named those killed as Mai Daji Barau, Na Dumburum, Suwaiba Alka, Yar Guru Na Dumburum, Maryam Shafiu, Dahe Malan Sule, Buhari Dan Kurma, Zaliha na Dumburum, Aisha Akilu, Alamin Alka and Fati ‘Yar Gum. According to the chiefs, another eleven innocent people sustained injuries from shrapnel when a NAF fighter jet ... more
  • 4 days May 29: Buhari orders ministers to submit performance report in one week DailyTrust
    Ahead of the May 29 swearing-in of his administration for second term, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed ministers to submit a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programs and projects” from their respective ministries, departments and agencies. This is contained in a circular issued yesterday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha. The ministers have Wednesday, April 24, 2019 as the deadline for submission of the reports to the Presidential Audit Committee in the office of the Vice President. The circular also asked members of the Federal Executive Council to “ensure that all outstanding ... more
  • 4 days Malabu: Court orders arrest of Etete, Adoke, others DailyTrust
    An FCT High Court in Jabi has ordered the arrest of former Petroleum Minister, Dan Etete and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke. The duo, along with four foreigners, Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefano, and Burrato Sebastiano, were declared wanted following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). They were meant to be arraigned before the court yesterday to answer to a fraud charge in the Malabu Oil scandal. However, following their absence in court, EFCC’s counsel, Aliyu Yusuf, brought a motion ex parte praying the court for a warrant ... more
  • 4 days Assets: Onnoghen knows fate today DailyTrust
    The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has fixed today for judgment in the charge of false and non-declaration of assets filed against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. The chairman of the three-man panel of CCT, Danladi Umar, fixed the date on Monday following the adoption of final written addresses by parties in the case. Before the tribunal gives its judgment today, it will give a ruling on the two motions filed by Onnoghen at the beginning of the trial. The first motion is challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to hear the case based on the ... more
  • 4 days Kidnappers using police uniforms get N5m fine DailyTrust
    The Senate yesterday passed a bill that imposed a fine of N5 million- or two-years imprisonment for‎ individuals who use police uniforms to commit crimes such as kidnapping. The draft law code-named the Police Reform Bill, also provides that the appointment and removal of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) would be subject to the confirmation by the Senate. It also provides that the police chief shall have a 4-year non-renewable tenure. These provisions are by way of repealing the Police Act, 2004 And re-enacting the Nigeria Police Act, 2019 to provide for the framework for the police service and ... more
  • 4 days Your petition can’t be heard by tribunal, Buhari tells Atiku DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has replied the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar that their petitions cannot be heard at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. President Buhari told the tribunal that the grounds for Atiku’s petition which claimed that he was not validly elected in the election and that he was not qualified to contest the election are “conjunctive, thus, rendering them incompetent.” Buhari challenged Atiku to produce copies of his credentials and other qualifications at the tribunal, while insisting that he is more qualified for the office than the PDP candidate. ... more
  • 4 days Take the war to criminals, ACF tells security agencies DailyTrust
    The National Executive Council of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on security agencies in the country to do more on the security threats ravaging the north by taking the war to the criminals. ACF, in a communique issued after its quarterly meeting which held in Kaduna on Wednesday,  said the criminals had made life unbearable for many Nigerians. The communiqué, signed by ACF national Publicity Secretary,  Muhammed Ibrahim Biu, said members discussed exhaustively on the security challenges especially kidnappings and killings of innocent people on the highways and frequent attacks on communities in  Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, Kaduna, Taraba ... more
  • 4 days Fiscal commission laments poor funding of road projects DailyTrust
    The Fiscal Responsibility Commission yesterday lamented the poor funding of road projects across the country. The acting chairman of the commission, Victor Muruako, called on the Federal Government to increase funding of federal roads in the country. Speaking yesterday in Itu Local Government Area during a tour of federal government road projects in Akwa Ibom State, Muruako alleged poor funding of Mbak Atai – Ikot Ntuk – Mkpeti – Oku Iboko Roads in Itu. He said the project, first awarded in March 2013 by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, had been executed to about 50 percent before it was ... more
  • 4 days Buhari’ll do better during 2nd term — Group DailyTrust
    A political group, Dr. Hajo Sani Youth Network for Buhari Continuity (DHSYNBC), yesterday, said it believes President Muhammadu Buhari will do better during his second term in office. The group, in a statement jointly signed by its National Coordinator, Salisu Bala Hassan, and Secretary, Nwafor Odochukwu, said Buhari won because Nigerians trusted him. The group said the massive support across the nation that the president got during the last election would serve as a morale booster for him to take the country to greater heights. It, therefore, promised that all its activities would be geared towards supporting Buhari in order ... more
  • 4 days Ogun: Abiodun gives condition for implementing Amosun’s projects DailyTrust
    The Ogun State Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, gave condition that will make him continue implementing the projects he will inherit from the outgoing Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun. Prince Abiodun said the projects “must have a clear line sight to uplift Ogun State and benefit the people.” He said this in Ogere-Remo in Ikenne Local Government Area while inaugurating a 23-man Economic Transition Committee to be led by Tunde Lemo and a 235-member work groups. Prince Abiodun, an oil magnate, who admitted that “government is a continuum”, expressed hope that the outgoing governor “would provide to us timeously accurate information ... more
  • 4 days Jega blames lecturers for compromising integrity of 2019 polls DailyTrust
    The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, has accused the academicians used as ad hoc staff during the 2019 elections for conniving with politicians to compromise the integrity of the polls. He stated this in Kano, in a remark at the 15th annual conference of Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria (FAAN) which took place at the Dangote Business School at the Bayero University, Kano. Speaking as the chairman at the opening ceremony of the two-day conference, Professor Jega decried  the attitude of some lecturers during the poll, whose action he said paved way ... more
  • 4 days Adewale proclaims self Lagos PDP chair for 2nd time DailyTrust
    For the second time in less than a month, a chieftain of the PDP in Lagos State, Otunba Segun Adewale, stormed the secretariat of the party insisting he is the chairman. This came after the PDP in the South West disowned him and declared Dr. Adegbola Dominic as the state party chairman. Dr. Dominic had also, last week, after a meeting of the party elders, stressed that Adewale was no longer a member of the PDP and that he (Dominic) remained the chairman. But Adewale, popularly known as Aeroland, stormed the party secretariat with scores of his supporters, declaring himself ... more
  • 4 days Kogi PDP chairmanship aspirant vows to reposition party DailyTrust
    Ahead of July, 2019, PDP state congress in Kogi State, an aspirant for the chairmanship, Mr. Fidelis Alfa, has expressed determination to reposition the party for victory in the November governorship election in the state, and beyond. Mr. Alfa noted that the problem with PDP in the state was that of leadership, adding that the party “presently lacks discipline, transparency and what it takes to reconcile aggrieved members.” According to him, “As it is now, it looks as if there is no PDP in the state. If elected, I will ensure that the party is back to life as the ... more
  • 4 days APC primary: Court strikes out suit against Na’Allah DailyTrust
    A Federal High Court sitting in Birnin Kebbi has struck out a suit filed by Prince Sule Sani Iko challenging the victory of Bala Ibn Na’Allah in the primary election that produced him as candidate of the APC for the House of Representatives. Delivering the judgement that lasted for 40 minutes, Justice Sunday Onu Bassey said the suit was struck out because it was filed outside the 14 days duration required by the constitution. The judge observed that despite the irregularities, intimidation and police harassment during the primary election held on October 3 and 4, 2018, the inability of the ... more
  • 4 days Youths begin ‘40% representation in governance’ campaign DailyTrust
    Some youths, led by the National Youth leader of the APC, Sadiq Abubakar, have commenced a campaign seeking at least 40 per cent of their peers in governance. President Muhammadu Buhari had after winning election for a second term, said he would give priority to women and youths in his cabinet. The campaign featured members holding placards with inscriptions like “Investing in youths is investing in nation”, “We cook what the nation feeds on” and “Digital world needs digital leaders”. “Youth participation is not an end in itself rather, it is a means to create more sustainability, progress and growth ... more
  • 4 days Group urges APC to allow N/East senators decide on senate presidency DailyTrust
    A political group, Amalgamated North East Consultative Forum (ANECF) has called on the leadership of the APC to allow senators from the region to choose a candidate for the presidency of the 9th Senate. The group, which was rooting for ‎Sen. Danjuma Goje to become the next senate president, made the call yesterday at a meeting in Bauchi. The convener of the group, Barr. Muslim Maigari, said since the‎ party had zoned the senate presidency to the North East, the senators and other APC stakeholders from the area should be allowed to select a consensus candidate. The group said although ... more
  • 4 days Reps: Lagos supplementary poll holds April DailyTrust
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, declared as inconclusive the Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency election conducted on February 23, 2019. INEC, therefore, fixed Saturday, April 27, 2019, for the conduct of a supplementary election. The declaration was made at the Federal Constituency Collation Centre in Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government Area office of INEC during a meeting with leaders of political parties, candidates and their agents. The declaration was in compliance with the order of the Federal High Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja, on March 7, 2019, compelling INEC to declare the result. Spokesman of INEC, Mr. Femi Akinbiyi, at the end ... more
  • 4 days Sokoto: Tribunal grants order for substituted service on APC reps- elect DailyTrust
    The  Election Petition Tribunal in Sokoto State has granted candidate of the PDP in the Bodinga /Dange Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency election, Balarabe Shehu Kakale, an order of substituted service on the APC candidate, Shehu Aliyu. Kakale had in a motion exparte by his counsel, Barrister JC Shaka, sought leave for substituted service on Shehu Aliyu who is the 1st respondent in the case. When the case came up yesterday, Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Yusuf Ubale Muhammad, granted the motion exparte with an order of court to serve by   substituted means, by pasting same on the last known home of ... more
  • 4 days Champions League: Tottenham overcome Manchester City, face Ajax in semi-final DailyTrust
    Tottenham have qualified for the Champions League Semi-final after playing out a 3-4 scoreline against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. They had won the first leg at home 1-0 last week and now scaled through on the away goals advantage despite losing tonight. In a very entertaining encounter, Raheem Sterling put the hosts ahead in the 4th minute before Son Heung-min equalized in the 7th minute. In just three minutes later, Son put the visitors in lead but City rallied round and got an equalizer a minute later through Bernardo Silva. Sterling would score again in ... more
  • 4 days Police launch operation PUFF ADDER in Zamfara DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Police has launched operation PUFF ADDER in Zamfara in its push to end banditry, kidnappings and other criminal activities in the state and other parts of the country. Speaking at the event, the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohamed Adamu, said the operation was created in consideration of how banditry continued to destroy lives and properties in the state. Adamu, who was represented by Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 10, comprising Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, Mohammed Mustapha, also said that the operation was already launched in Kaduna, Sokoto, Katsina and Kebbi states to mop up ... more
  • 4 days Buhari gives Ministers deadline to handover ‘Status Reports’ DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from cabinet members on their respective ministries, departments and agencies as his first term tenure winds down. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement said the President had given the ministers April 24 as deadline for the submission of the reports to the Presidential Audit Committee in the office of the Vice President. A circular to this effect issued by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the ... more
  • 4 days May 29: Buhari gives one week ultimatum to ministers for performance report DailyTrust
    Ahead of the May 29 swearing-in ceremony, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed ministers in his cabinet to submit a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programs and projects” from their respective ministries, departments and agencies. This is contained in a circular issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha. According to the directive, these reports have Wednesday, April 24, 2019 as the deadline for submission to the Presidential Audit Committee in the office of the Vice President. The circular also requested members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to “ensure that all outstanding ... more
  • 4 days Why we will win Kogi Governorship Election – PDP DailyTrust
    The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed optimism that it will win Kogi Governorship election scheduled for Nov. 2. The party expressed the optimism in a communiqué issued at the end of a crucial meeting of critical stakeholders at the Party’s National Secretariat on Wednesday in Abuja. The party leaders, according to the communique, resolved to forego all personal ambitions and work together for the interest of the party and the people of the state. Speaking at the opening of the meeting, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said that PDP’s winning streaks in the last governorship elections would ... more
  • 4 days Senate passes Police Reform Bill, seeks 5-year term for IGP DailyTrust
    The Senate has passed the Police Reform Bill. This followed the presentation of a report by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Sen. Tijjani Kaura, and clause-by-clause consideration of the bill. The bill which seeks to reposition the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) recommends a five year statutory tenure for any Police officer appointed as the Inspector-General of Police ( IG). The bill states that the tenure of such an office is statutory not withstanding the IGP’s retirement age. The bill seeks to ensure that such appointment is subjected to confirmation of the senate as it applies to all service ... more
  • 4 days Delta NUJ decries multiple police road blocks DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Delta State Council has raised the alarm over the return of indiscriminate roadblocks mounted in the State by officers of the Nigeria Police Force. In a statement by the Chairman, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Comrade Churchill Oyowe, the NUJ called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammad Abubakar Adamu, to explain if Delta State is exempted from the ban on roadblocks on Nigerian highways. The union in condemning the trend as ugly, wondered if the ban on roadblocks by the IGP exempted Delta State, stressing that the situation showcases ... more
  • 4 days Delta Senate: Court transfers Nwaoboshi, PDP’s appeal to Court of Appeal DailyTrust
    A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to hear an application to stay execution of the order which sacked Senator Peter Nwaoboshi as senator-elect for Delta North Senatorial District. Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Wednesday ordered the transfer of the matter to the Court of Appeal in Abuja for hearing. Counsel to Nwaoboshi, Selekowei Larry (SAN) had brought the application for stay of execution of the order of court, which declared Ned Nwoko Senator-elect for the election. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through the Legal Adviser, Emmanuel Enoidem also filed a motion for injunction against the order of the court ... more
  • 4 days Major Sudanese rebels declare unilateral 3-month cessation of hostilities DailyTrust
    A major Sudanese rebel group, on Wednesday, declared a unilateral three-month cessation of hostilities, official statement has said. “I declare the cessation of hostilities at all the areas under the control of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, SPLM/ Northern Sector. “The cessation of hostilities continues for three months as of April 17 until July 31, 2019),’’ Abdel Al-Aziz Al-Hilu, SPLM’s chairman, said in a statement. He instructed all forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the SPLM/ northern sector’s military arm, to abide by this declaration and stop any hostile acts unless in self-defence or in defence of the ... more
  • 4 days Over 91,000 applied in ongoing Customs recruitment in one day DailyTrust
    Less than 24 hours, after Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) opened its portal for ongoing recruitment exercise, no fewer than 91,000 Nigerians have so far successfully submitted their applications. One of the officers in charge of the portal at customs’ headquarters, Abuja, who preferred anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “as at 4:00 P.M, the applications of 91,000 applicants were successfully received.” NAN reports that NCS opened its portal at 12:00am on Wednesday for recruitment of 3,200 officers and men to the service. The officer disclosed that applications of other Nigerians in diaspora were equally received. He added ... more
  • 4 days Sokoto: Tribunal grants leave for substituted service on APC reps – elect DailyTrust
    The  Election Petition Tribunal  in Sokoto state has granted Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency election, Balarabe Shehu Kakale an order of substituted service on the APC Candidate Shehu Aliyu.     Kakale had in a Motion-exparte by his counsel Barrister JC Shaka,sought leave for substituted service on Shehu Aliyu who is the 1strespondent in the case.     When the case came up Wednesday, Chairman of the Tribunal Justice Yusuf Ubale Muhammad granted the Motion Exparte with an order of court to serve by   substituted mean, by pasting same on the last known ... more
  • 4 days Easter: Security beefed up at Lagos airport DailyTrust
    Ahead of the Easter celebrations, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has beefed up security in all its airports across the country. This is usually the practice ahead of the festive period where the airports would witness upsurge of passengers connecting one city to the others to celebrate with their families and loved ones. General Manager, Public Affairs of FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said as the Easter holiday approaches, the network of airports under the management of FAAN “are fully prepared and ready for the usual upsurge in passenger traffic that is the norm around this season”. She explained ... more
  • 4 days Insecurity: Aisha Buhari meets governors wives, security experts DailyTrust
    Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, is currently in a close-door meeting with wives of state governors and some security experts. The meeting was called in a bid to contributing the women’s quota to addressing the spate of kidnapping, banditry and other manifestations of insecurity in the country. The meeting, at the instance of Mrs Buhari, was aimed at strengthening the advocacy, from the point of view of mothers, towards addressing cases of insecurity. It would specifically dwell on minimising conflicts as well as intensifying humanitarian interventions in affected areas. Details and outcome of the meeting are expected to ... more
  • 4 days Redouble efforts to secure remaining Chibok girls, Leah’s release, Reps to FG DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, called on the Federal Government to redouble its efforts toward securing the release of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram. The lawmakers also urged the government to do everything within its power to free Leah Sharibu and others from their abductors. This followed a motion under matters of urgent public importance by Rep. Asabe Vilita-Bashir (APC-Borno) at a plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Yusuff Lasun, at National Assembly, Abuja. No fewer than 276 of the students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, were abducted by Boko Haram group on April 14, 2014. ... more
  • 4 days Easter: FRSC set up 200 mobile courts, deploys 35,000 personnel DailyTrust
    The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has deployed 35,000 personnel and put in place 200 mobile courts nationwide, as part of activities to curb crashes during the Easter celebrations. Mr Bisi Kazeem, the corps Public Education Officer, said, in a statement on Wednesday, that the FRSC had approved the massive deployment of personnel, both regular and special marshals, to address wrong road usage by motorists. According to him, the corps will embark on proactive Patrol and Rescue Operations from Thursday, April 18, to Tuesday, April 23, covering 52 Corridors across the federation. “The patrol will ensure free flow of traffic ... more
  • 4 days See NiMet’s weather prediction for Thursday DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted cloudy to partly cloudy and dusty haze weather conditions; as well as localised thunderstorms over most parts of the country on Thursday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday, in Abuja, predicted partly cloudy to cloudy conditions over the central states with dusty haze conditions likely over Abuja, Jos, Kaduna and Bauchi axis. It also predicted that the central states would have day and night temperatures of 28 to 39 and 18 to 26 degrees Celsius. The agency predicted that Northern States would experience dusty haze conditions in visibility range of two to five kilometres ... more
  • 4 days Osun: Farmers decry low purchasing power for farm produce DailyTrust
    All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), in Osun State has decried the scarcity of money in circulation, saying it is affecting the purchasing power of residents to buy farm produce.   Mr Moses Oladipupo, the Osun Vice President of AFAN made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Osogbo.   Oladipo said that unavailability of money was affecting farmers in the state as they were being forced to sell their produce at below cost or ridiculous prices in the market.   “We have yams, coco yam, potatoes, cassava and cassava produce readily ... more
  • 4 days Nigerian Prisons Service promotes 16 Senior officers, decorates 14 DailyTrust
    The Controller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, on Wednesday decorated 14 newly-promoted senior officers of the service with their new ranks. Speaking at the ceremony in Abuja, Ahmed said that the newly decorated officers were among the 16 personnel that were recently promoted. He said that the officers were promoted to the rank of Assistant Controller General (ACG) adding that out of the newly promoted officers, two that were not decorated had already retired. “The Nigerian Prison Service has tried to tackle the issues of stagnation since 2016. “No fewer than 79 officers sat for the ... more
  • 4 days Imo: Doctors to embark on indefinite strike DailyTrust
    The Imo state chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says its members on the employ of the state government will begin  an indefinite strike by midnight on Thursday.   The Chairman of the association,  Dr Kyrian Duruewuru, announced the plan during an interaction  with newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday.   Duruewuru said that the action was in line with the association’s resolutions during its emergency general meeting, which held on March 31.   According to him, the association, on April 4,  issued a 14-day ultimatum to the State Government following unsuccessful negotiations on the remuneration of doctors and other issues. ... more
  • 4 days Zamfara: Poverty Alleviation: Jaiz Foundation spends N10m on 167 people DailyTrust
    Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation has spent N10m to a provide lifeline to 167 poor people across the 14 local government areas of  Zamfara state.   Speaking during the distribution of poverty alleviation material to selected vulnerable people, the Head of Programmes Engr Ahmed Muhammad Yola who represented  the Director/CEO of the Foundation, Imam Abdullahi Shu’aibu said the gesture was to support poor families in different communities of the state. In the intervention programme, 34 people to received cash, 31 grinding machines, 28 sewing machines and 31 people had  received assorted grains. “It is an ... more
  • 4 days Kaduna Capital school immortalise Professor Halima Idris DailyTrust
    Kaduna Capital School Old Student Association (KADCAPSOSA) has named its scholarship scheme after a renowned educationist and former Commissioner for Education in Katsina state late Professor Halimatu Sadiya Idris who was killed by bandits along Kaduna-Abuja highway last July. The scheme is named as Halimatu Sadiya Idris Scholarship Foundation lunched yesterday at the school premises in Kaduna during the unveiling of its 2nd edition’s Forward Magazine and scholarship scheme in honour of late Professor Idris for her commitments for the development of the school and education in general. Speaking at the event, President of  KADCAPSOSA, Hajiya Rabi Saulawa, amidst tears ... more
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  • 4 days Kidnappers running helter-skelter in Zamfara – IGP DailyTrust
    The acting Inspector General of Police Muhammad Adamu said kidnappers and armed bandits pertaking in organised crimes in the state are now disorganized and running helter-skelter. Speaking during the launch of Operation Puff Adder in Gusau, the state capital, the IGP who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of police in charge of zone 10, Sokoto , Mustapha A Muhammad said the launch of exercise Harbin Kunama III by the military and the Puff Adder by the Police had disorganized the criminals in the state. He said they had  recorded success, and with the ... more
  • 4 days Senate gets budget report, adjourns for Easter break DailyTrust
    The Senate on Thursday received the report of the 2019 budget estimates from the Appropriation Committee. The budget report was initially billed to be laid on the floor of the Senate last Thursday, but that did not happen as some of the Senate committees did not conclude work on their reports. But at Wednesday’s plenary, the chairman of the Appropriation Committee Sen Mohammed Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe), laid the report at exactly 3:30.pm. Though it was thought that the budget would be considered at the same time, that did not ... more
  • 5 days 10m Nigerians to benefit from TraderMoni, others – Osinbajo DailyTrust
    Vice President,  Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that 11m Nigerians are going  to benefit from the tradermoni and the N-power, in continuation of the present administration efforts to invest in the country’s human capital. Osinbajo in a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande, said they have continued to make significant strides through the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP). He said President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s NSIP, is aimed at empowering Nigerians and improving their livelihood through several initiatives. ” In the Next Level of the Buhari administration, about 10 million Nigerians are expected to ... more
  • 5 days Ondo: Queues disappear from filling stations as two marketers are arrested DailyTrust
    Queues have disappeared from filling stations in Ondo state after two marketers were picked up by the state government for allegedly selling above pump price. The two persons were arrested at Odode-Idanre in Idanre local government  area of the state by the petroleum Monitoring task Force. A visit to some filling stations within the state capital on Wednesday showed that many marketers who had closed their stations and refused to sell to customers two days ago were now open to customers and selling Consumers blamed the artificial scarcity on federal government  for allegedly ... more
  • 5 days Soldiers apprehend kidnappers, rescue hostages in Ondo DailyTrust
    The 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, says its troops deployed in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have apprehended five kidnappers said to have been terrorising people of the area. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure on Wednesday by Capt. Victor Olukoya, the brigade’s Assistant Director, Public Relations. Olukoya said that the troops made the arrest during a raid on the kidnappers’ hideout at Jugbere village in Owo Local Government. He explained that the operation followed a tip off from some members of the public that suspected kidnappers had abducted nine farmers in a ... more
  • 5 days Supreme Court upholds Fayemi’s nomination DailyTrust
    The Supreme Court has upheld the nomination of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the 2018 guber poll in the state. The court, in a unanimous judgment of a five-man panel, held on Wednesday that the appeal by Segun Oni, was statute barred. Justice Amiru Sanusi, in the lead judgment, held that the case, being a pre-election one, was not commenced at the trial court, within the required time, as stipulated under the Fourth Alteration Act. Oni, an ex-Governor of Ekiti State had appealed the judgment of the Court ... more
  • 5 days JUST IN: Senate rejects bills to phase out petrol cars, open up Nigerian citizenship DailyTrust
    The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that sought to phase out the use of petrol cars and introduce electric cars in Nigeria by the year 2035. Senators also rejected another bill that sought to open up the Nigerian citizenship to other Africans. The two bills were sponsored separately by Sen Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP, Bayelsa). The senator told his colleagues that combustion cars were causing pollution and contribute to global warming and that developed countries were gradually phasing them out. However, Sen Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano), said there was no need to make any law compelling Nigerians to use electric ... more
  • 5 days Air Force Special Forces neutralize two bandits, secure Rafi, Doka villages in Zamfara DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces have killed two armed bandits and secured Rafi and Dola villages of Mada District in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state. A statement on Wednesday from Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the troops encountered the bandits in response to reports that high profile armed bandits were gathering around Rafi and Doka villages, which is under the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the 207 Quick Response Group (207 QRG). Daramola explained that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces (SF) Team was dispatched to the area on Tuesday (April 16) ... more
  • 5 days Court strikes out suit against nomination of Sen. Na’Allah as APC candidate DailyTrust
    The Federal High Court Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday struck out a suit challenging the  nomination of Sen. Bala Na’Allah’s as the APC Kebbi South Senatorial District candidate. Mr Sule-iko Sami  challenged Na’Allah’s nomination during the APC primaries conducted in October 2018 Justice Sunday Onu struck out the case in Birnin Kebbi  on the grounds that the suit was not filed within the 14 days duration as required by the Constitution. Onu held that in spite of the irregularities, intimidation, police harassment at the primary  election held on  Oct. 3, 2018 and Oct. 4, 2018, the plaintiff failed ... more
  • 5 days Olamide’s first 2019 concert holds Saturday in Lagos DailyTrust
    Nigerian singer, song writer and one of the leading hip hop artists in the country, Olamide Adedeji, popularly called Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh, will this Saturday perform at the Unlimited Faaji concert in Lagos. The event would be hosted at the Open Ground of Ikeja City Mall on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7pm. Since inception last year, the Unlimited Faaji concert has been held across the country dishing out fun-filled enjoyable moments to consumers; delighting fun-seekers with top-rated music artistes and comedians, especially in locations like Lagos, Akure and Benin. This Easter concert is, however, set to be the ... more
  • 5 days Customs recruitment site active after initial challenges DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says its site is active for recruitment of 3,200 officer and men which began today. The Daily Trust observed that the site was not active as at midnight. However, the Customs PRO, Joseph Attah said the site is active and taking applications. Responding to our enquiries on the site which seem to be down at midnight Wednesday, Attah said, “Down? When the number is growing by the minutes?” The Daily Trust confirmed the site was active as at when filing this report. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday officially announced plans to recruit 3,200 ... more
  • 5 days Man stabs brother to death in Kano DailyTrust
    A 30-year-old man and resident of Sauna quarters in Nassarawa local government area of Kano state, Tasi’u Iliyasu, has been stabbed to death by his brother Abba Sule over a yet-to-be unravelled reason. The victim was said to have died on the spot from the injury inflicted on him by his assailant. The spokesman, Kano police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa who confirmed the incident to Kano Chronicle said the suspect who is now at large conspired with one Magaji (surname unknown) to carry out the attack and fled after the incident. According to the police, the incident took place ... more
  • 5 days Mafita targets 10,000 marginalised youths for empowerment DailyTrust
    A UKaid-funded project, Mafita programme, has revealed that no fewer than 10,000 additional youths were screened to benefit from the programme. Mafita programme is an economic growth programme funded by UKaid aimed to economically empower the marginalized youth such as the Almajiris, girls from Islamiyya and Qur’anic education system, Persons with disabilities, Orphans and vulnerable children and early school leavers whose age ranges from 15-24 with emphasis on girl-child. This was disclosed by Mafita’s training manage,r Alhaji Abba Isyaku Adamu, during the distribution of working tools to the trained youths under the programme held at its Kano office. According to ... more
  • 5 days 2 arraigned over cheating DailyTrust
    Two persons, Hamza Muhammed, 35, and Abdullahi Alhaji Mani (now at large) were arraigned before Court 15, sitting at No-Man’s-Land in Sabon Gari, Kano, over alleged criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating contrary to sections 97, 312 and 322 of the Penal Code Law. The accused were said to have fraudulently collected 300 bags of fertilizer valued at N1,390,000 from one Abubakar Nuhu of Kura local government, Kano state, under the false pretext of selling and remitting the money within one week. The accused allegedly sold the goods and refused to pay the money back to the complainant as ... more
  • 5 days UCL Quarter-final: Match stats show Man United’s heaviest defeat DailyTrust
    A BBC Sport statistics on Barcelona FC versus Manchester United’s quarter-final game on Tuesday shows Man United’s heaviest defeat in the UEFA Champions League. READ ALSO: BARCA ENDS MANU’S DREAM TO LIFT UCL TROPHY WITH 3 GOALS TO ZERO See the match stats below: Barcelona have qualified for the Champions League semi-final for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign under Luis Enrique. Manchester United have been eliminated at the Champions League quarter-final stage on seven occasions – more than any other side. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored his first Champions League quarter-final goals since April 2013 versus PSG, ending a ... more
  • 5 days Barca ends ManU’s dream to lift UCL trophy with 3 goals to zero DailyTrust
    Barcelona FC on Tuesday night ended Manchester United’s dream to lift this season’s UEFA Champions League trophy as they suffered humiliating defeat in the quarter-finals held at the Nou Camp. Though Manchester United started brightly, the humiliation began with a goal from Barca’s striker, Lionel Messi, who maximised a glaring mistake from ManU’s goalkeeper David de Gea to finish them off. READ ALSO: UCL QUARTER-FINAL: MATCH STATS SHOW MAN UNITED’S HEAVIEST DEFEAT While Messi scored the first two goals in the 16th and 20th minutes respectively, Philippe Coutinho added a third for Barca in the 61st minute. ManU’s attempt to score ... more
  • 5 days SMEDAN trains 104 young entrepreneurs on business development DailyTrust
    The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has trained over 104 young entrepreneurs in Bayelsa State on the techniques of establishing businesses and development of same. The five-day training currently is held in two centres in Yenagoa with 52 youths at each centre. It is aimed at reducing unemployment rate in the country using SMEDAN’s Young Business Entrepreneurs in Nigeria (YBON) initiative. Speaking during the flag off  of the training, yesterday in Yenagoa, the two deputy Directors in the agency coordinating the training, Ibrahim Abdulmalik and  Chibujo Osuoha, explained that the programme is aimed at guiding young ... more
  • 5 days FCMB charges SMEs in driving economic growth DailyTrust
    The First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has urged Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to take the lead in driving the diversification and growth of the Nigerian economy. This, according to the bank, is due to the catalytic role they play in the lives of people and the society. The bank gave the assurance during its series of free capacity building programmes, tagged ‘Business Enterprises and Sustainability Training (BEST)’ organised for existing and start-up SMEs in Lagos. It said in a statement said the initiative, led by FCMB Training Academy, its Business Banking Group and seasoned facilitators, focused on business and ... more
  • 5 days SMEs Springboard fair networks vendors, customers DailyTrust
    River Plate Park Abuja was a beehive of activities last Saturday as over 80 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) displayed their wares at the second edition of the SMEs Springboard fair. One of the participants and CEO of Handicraft, Mrs Hamsatu Aliyu Afegbua, said the fair gave them opportunities to sell and meet new customers. “I am happy to be at the SMEs Springboard trade fair today.  It’s actually a good thing for us as it gives us opportunities to network and meet other vendors and customers. Today, some are buying and some new customers have placed orders and have ... more
  • 5 days NDDC trains 28 physically challenged persons in skills in Edo DailyTrust
    The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commenced a 14-day skill acquisition training programme for 28 physically challenged persons in Edo. The coordinator of the programme in the state, Theresa Patrison, said the programme was organised by NDDC in collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to enable people living with disabilities with various skills to acquire necessary skills for self-employment and earn a living. She explained that the programme was also to enhance Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSME) with its main objective been to strengthen the economies of the Niger Delta states. She said the training will help the ... more
  • 5 days Glo throws weight behind Bovi’s comedy concert DailyTrust
    Total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, is backing ace comedian Bovi Ugboma whose soar away comedy show, Bovi Man on Fire  hits Warri, Delta State this Thursday preparatory to the Easter celebration. Globacom disclosed in a statement in Lagos that the event, billed for April 18, 2019, at Brownhill Ultra Modern Hall, Warri, Delta State has its support owing  to its reputation as the biggest, most visible corporate supporter of arts and entertainment in Nigeria. The company, known for its unrivalled endorsement of  entertainers as brand ambassadors, added that it is backing the Warri show in order for the inhabitants of ... more
  • 5 days Consumers commend new Chivita Ice Tea pack DailyTrust
    Along with its promise of refreshingly natural goodness, Chivita Ice Tea’s recent visually disruptive packaging design that is modern, aspirational and trendy, is helping the brand stand out in a competitive marketplace. A cross-section of consumers who offered their perspective on the new look Chivita Ice Tea noted that they were excited by the brand’s new positioning under the Chivita Masterbrand. Its new package design is a bold statement of its premium quality, health benefits and consumers’ benefits that has made the product visually appealing to consumers as it maintains its front shelf space and preference. For Tomiwa Adeleke, a ... more
  • 5 days Coca-Cola to donate N3.8bn to 15 hospitals in Nigeria DailyTrust
    Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd has formally handed over maternal and neo-natal care equipment worth $1million to the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta, Lagos. The donation is part of The Safe Birth Initiative, a Coca-Cola partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals and an NGO, Medshare International Inc. Federal Medical Center Ebute-Metta is the second out of the 15 hospitals set to receive a set of medical equipment provided under the Safe Birth Initiative. During the first phase, 15 major public hospitals across Nigeria recommended by the Federal Ministry ... more
  • 5 days EFAB unveils ultra-modern, affordable duplexes in Gwarimpa DailyTrust
    The premium property market in the nation’s capital, Abuja, got a boost recently with the successful completion of the elegant EFAB Crystal located in Gwarimpa. EFAB Crystal is the newest addition to the string of residential housing estates from the staple of EFAB properties Limited, a firm known for adopting innovative approaches to property development. The 26-unit housing estate, built on two hectares of land, is located off 3rd avenue, 36 road by Mike Okonkwo close, Gwarinpa. The exquisite estate has 20 stand-alone and 6 semi-detached 5-bedroom duplexes complete with pent houses and boys’ quarters. Considering the cost of production ... more
  • 5 days Nigeria signs agreement for production of ECOWAS cards DailyTrust
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a concessional agreement for the production of ECOWAS bio metric Identity cards. While signing the agreement with a Private Company- Messrs Euphoria Press Limited- in Abuja on Tuesday, Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the agreement is for 10 years. Dambazau, who disclosed that the production of the cards will cost N14.7bn, said a total of 13million cards were to be produced. The minister said the production of the cards will be financed by the private company while the Nigeria Immigration Service will be the issuing body. Dambazau said the Federal Executive Council ... more
  • 5 days Court orders DSS to produce Dasuki DailyTrust
    An FCT High Court in Maitama has issued a production warrant on the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki in court for his trial. The judge, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, issued the order yesterday, following the absence of Dasuki in court for his trial over allegations of criminal breach of trust and money laundering. Dasuki was charged with a former General Executive Director at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Aminu Baba Kusa; Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital. At the resumed hearing yesterday, prosecution counsel, Oluwaleke Atolagbe ... more
  • 5 days Senators begin fresh constitution amendment DailyTrust
    Senators yesterday began a fresh process of amending the 1999 constitution in an effort to override a presidential veto. President Muhammadu Buhari recently vetoed some Billspassed by the National Assembly, including one that seeks to compel the president to present annual budgets in September of every year. The Senate also said it would override the president’s veto on the Industrial Development (income tax relief) amendment, bill. Senators also agreed to rework 11 bills that the president rejected, and withdraw other four bills. Five of the bills to be reworked are on constitution amendment. The post Senators begin fresh constitution amendment ... more
  • 5 days …Fail to pass 2019 budget DailyTrust
    The Senate has failed to pass the 2019 budget yesterday as promised a fortnight ago. Senate President Bukola Saraki two weeks ago said the Senate would pass the N8.83 trillion budget on April 16, which was yesterday. The Senate President then directed all committees of the Senate to submit their budget reports ‎to the Appropriation Committee last Wednesday and that the appropriation panel should submit the entire report on Thursday last week. However, our correspondent observed that as at yesterday, the Senate Appropriation Committee did not present the report. Senators are expected to proceed on the Easter break between today ... more
  • 5 days Corps members renounce cultism in Anambra DailyTrust
    Many corps members deployed to Anambra State for 2019 Batch ‘A’  National Youth Service Corp have denounced their memberships of cult groups. NYSC Co-ordinator in the state, Mr Kehinde Aremu, disclosed this yesterday during the closing ceremony of 2019 Batch ‘A’ orientation course at the Umunya camp. He said some corps members were also “totally delivered from drug addiction.” “On this same camp, within the last three weeks, many who belonged to one cult group and others renounced their memberships and also some were totally delivered from drug addiction,” he stated. He said the repentant corps members would be handed ... more
  • 5 days Oyetola tasks corps members on national integration, peace DailyTrust
    Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola yesterday urged corps members to serve with integrity and foster national integration, peace and unity. He charged them to be good ambassadors of the country by effecting changes in their places of primary assignments and delivering diligently on the mandate of the National Youth Service Corps.  He gave the charge yesterday at the terminal parade marking the end of the three-week orientation programme for the 2019 Batch ‘A’ corps members deployed in the state. He reiterated his administration’s commitment to the welfare and general well-being of corps members in the state. Oyetola described the NYSC ... more
  • 5 days You’re safe in Benue, Ortom tells corps members DailyTrust
    Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured members of the National Youth Service Corps posted to the state of adequate security. Ortom gave the assurance yesterday during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch A at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Wannune in Tarka Local Government Area of the state. Represented by the Chairman Governing Board of NYSC and the state’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports,  Hajia Idi Salamatu, the governor said:”I’m hoping that the corps members will give back to the society by dispensing intellectual and humanitarian services selflessly to people of your host communities with the aim ... more
  • 5 days Edo to corps members: Avoid unnecessary journey DailyTrust
    Edo State Acting Governor Philip Shaibu has urged corps members posted to the state to avoid unnecessary journey. He said  many corps members had lost their lives through preventable road accidents. Shaibu said this yesterday  during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘A’ National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation course for corps members at Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State. Represented by the Commissioner for Youths and Special Duties, Mika Amanokha,  Shaibu advised the corps members to shun all forms of violence. The post Edo to corps members: Avoid unnecessary journey appeared first on Daily ... more
  • 5 days Corps member dies in Sokoto DailyTrust
    A corps member, Ihe Fortune Ihiechie from Imo State, died Sunday night while being taken to Usmanu Danfordiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, for treatment. Flags were flown at half mast at the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps in Sokoto yesterday to honour him. It was learnt that Ihiechie had complained of body pain and was managed at the camp’s clinic after which he went back to the hostel. Some of his colleagues who spoke to Daily Trust described him as jovial, vibrant and very active. The state coordinator of NYSC, Mr Philip Enaberue,  said everything was done ... more
  • 5 days Police decorate 93 officers in Gombe DailyTrust
    The Gombe State Police Command yesterday decorated 93 newly promoted officers with their new ranks at a ceremony at the command’s headquarters. The officers were decorated by the state Commissioner of Police, Bello Makwashi, assisted by DCPs and other members of the police management. The CP, while decorating the newly promoted officers, urged them to see their promotion as a call to service and additional responsibility. He also urged them to uphold the good image of the police and justify the confidence reposed in them. The post Police decorate 93 officers in Gombe appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 5 days APC adopts Gbajabiamila for Speaker, as North-Central gets Deputy Speaker DailyTrust
    The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly. APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a terse message posted on the party’s WhatsApp platform on Tuesday night said the position was reached after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s House of Representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Banquet Hall of Aso Villa. Issa-Onilu said the Deputy Speaker position had been zoned to the North Central. The post APC adopts Gbajabiamila for Speaker, as ... more
  • 5 days Buhari condoles with France, Christendom over Notre Dame fire DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with President Emmanuel Macron of France and all citizens over the tragic fire incident that gutted parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A statement by the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Tuesday, said Buhari extended his sympathy to Christians in Nigeria and all over the world following the partial destruction of the historical Cathedral. ”President Buhari and Nigerians joined the world in shock and disbelief as the highly revered and historical church building went up in flames on Monday, praying that the almighty God will provide resources and capacity for ... more
  • 5 days Speakership: North Central elders seek Buhari, APC intervention DailyTrust
    The North Central Elders Forum (NCEF) at a news conference in Abuja warned of a repeat of the 2015 rebellion in the ranks of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) federal lawmakers over the zoning of the National Assembly leadership. The NCEF Chairman, Alhaji Muhammadu Ari Gwaska, in company of other leaders of the zone urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC to zone the position of the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives to the North Central. According to him, APC should imbibe the traditions of party democracy which appropriates the spoils of office when elections are contested ... more
  • 5 days CSO reacts to FG’s action on out-of-school children DailyTrust
    Sequel to the call made by two civil society groups on Federal Government to urgently tackle the accelerating number of out-of-school children in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Education has expressed its readiness to intensify efforts in addressing the menace. The Connected Development (CODE) and FlexiSAF Foundation raised alarm over the increasing number of out-of-school children, and the detrimental effect it has on the future of Nigeria. According to them, issues of insurgency, conflicts and unrest in the country, combined with deep-rooted poverty, and certain cultural factors especially in Northern Nigeria, have led to an increase in the number of ... more
  • 5 days Security experts call for reform of policies on Nigeria security DailyTrust
    Security experts on Tuesday in Lagos called for reformation of various policies on security to address the current security challenges facing Nigeria. They made the call at the Securex West Africa Exhibitions and Conference in Lagos. Theme of the conference was: “Security Sector Reform and Policies in Nigeria, Addressing a Boundryless Operation Environment.” The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Securex West Africa is an exhibition and conference encompassing fire and rescue, commercial, Homeland and cyber security, organised by Afrocet Montgomery. Mr Kunle Ajanaku, Special Adiviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Security and Intelligence, said ... more
  • 5 days INEC stays action on Imo North Senatorial election DailyTrust
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it was staying action on the controversial Imo North Senatorial elections deadlock. In a statement on Tuesday night, a National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mallam Mohammed Haruna, said that the commission has been served with an ex parte order halting further action on the matter. “Further to our statement of 4th April 2019 on the setting up of a committee by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the veracity or otherwise of allegations of misconduct in the Imo North Senatorial election, the commission wishes to ... more
  • 5 days (LIVE) Champions League: Barcelona vs Manchester United DailyTrust
    Welcome to the live commentary of the second leg Champions League quarter-final clash between Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou. The Red Devils will be hoping to upturn a 1-0 deficit suffered in the first leg at Old Traford.
  • 5 days Again, Adewale storms PDP secretariat, declares self Lagos chairman DailyTrust
    For the second time in less than a month, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Otunba Segun Adewale, has stormed the secretariat of the party insisting he is the chairman. This came after the party in the South-West has disowned him and declared Dr. Adegbola Dominic as the party chairman. Dominic had also last week after a meeting of the party elders stressed that Adewale is no longer a member of the PDP saying that he remained the party chairman. But Adewale popularly known as Aeroland stormed the party secretariat with scores of his supporters, declaring ... more
  • 5 days PenCom writes House of Reps over loss of confidence in probe committee DailyTrust
    The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has written to the leadership of the National Assembly over its loss of confidence in the leadership of the Ad-hoc Committee set up to investigate the activities of the Commission. Daily Trust recalls that the House of Representative had set up an Ad-hoc Committee pursuant to resolution HR. 94/11.2018 to investigate the activities of the PenCom from April 2017 to date under the Chairmanship of Hon. E. J. Agbonayinma. However, the Commission stated that there are indications that the Ad-hoc Committee’s leadership is no longer fair in its proceedings and would inevitably produce an unjust ... more
  • 5 days Nigeria signs agreement for production of ECOWAS cards DailyTrust
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a concessional agreement for the production of ECOWAS biometric Identity cards. While signing the agreement with a Private Company- Messrs Euphoria Press Limited- in Abuja on Tuesday, the minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the agreement is for 10 years. Dambazau, who disclosed that the production of the cards will cost N14.7bn, said 13million cards were to be produced within the ten years period. The minister said the production of the cards will be financed by the private company while the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) will be the issuing body. Dambazau said the ... more
  • 5 days Rep asks INEC to declare results of Ajeromi/Ifelodun Constituency DailyTrust
    The member representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency of Lagos state, Rita Orji, has asked the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to declare the results of the February 23 National Assembly election in the area, as earlier directed by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Orji, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in that election, stated this in Abuja on Tuesday, while briefing newsmen. The lawmaker explained that after INEC stalled the electoral process in the Constituency, a Federal Court in Abuja had ordered the electoral body to release all collated results in the area, which showed ... more
  • 5 days Adamawa hunters stage protest over death of member in police custody DailyTrust
    Dozens of armed members of Adamawa State Hunters Association on Tuesday barricaded major roads leading to the state Police headquarters in Yola to protest the extra judicial killing of one of their member. The deceased, Ali Abdullahi, was arrested over alleged car theft and detained at Doubeli Police station where he was believed to have been tortured to coma before he was taken to Yola Specialists Hospital where he eventually died on Monday. A source told Daily Trust that when the suspect collapsed at the police station, the police refused all appeals from his relatives to take him to hospital ... more
  • 5 days Insecurity: Nigeria, Interpol sign agreement to set up information database DailyTrust
    The Nigerian government and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of the West African Police Information System (WAPIS). The WAPIS is targeted at improving the capacity of security agencies in the region to combat criminal activities. Speaking at the MoU signing event in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahaman Dambazau, who signed the agreement on behalf of the Federal Government, said the establishment of WAPIS was long overdue. “This event is in recognition of a process in establishing the legal framework governing the implementation of WAPIS programme in ... more
  • 5 days Etsu Patigi: There may be revolution if Kwara govt go against our wish – Kingmakers DailyTrust
    Following the death of the Etsu Patigi, in Patigi local government area of Kwara state, the kingmakers, traditional title chiefs and the people of the town have warned against undue interference by some first class traditional rulers from Kwara North and South senatorial districts in the chieftaincy of Patigi, urging them to stay away from the contest so as not to instigate crisis. The Waziri of Patigi, Alhaji Rabiu Usman Ndalolo, who spoke on behalf of other chiefs expressed this at a consultative meeting held at the chamber of the legislative arm of Patigi local government on Tuesday. “We are ... more
  • 5 days Imo Assembly recalls suspended lawmakers six months after DailyTrust
    Six months after they were suspended, five lawmakers of the Imo state House of Assembly have been recalled. The lawmakers were in October 2018 suspended by their colleagues for what was described as “unparliamentary conducts.” The legislators were recalled in a plenary on Tuesday which was presided over by the Speaker, Acho Ihim. They are Chiji Collins (Isiala Mbano), Uche Oguwuike (Ikeduru), Ifeanyi Nnataraonye (Mbaitoli), Donatus Onuigwe (Oru West) and Nkenna Nzeruo (Oru West). Ihim, who announced the development, said the recalled lawmakers were invited for an interaction during an executive session. It will be recalled that a High Court ... more
  • 5 days Reps to probe issuance of fish importation licences DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives on Tuesday, resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to probe all licences granted for fish importation within the last one year in the country. This followed a motion moved under matters of urgent national importance by Rep. Jonathan Gaza (PDP-Nasarawa), who called for an investigation into the recent issuance of licences for fish importation in Nigeria. Gaza, moving the motion, explained that in the last few years, Nigeria had gone through recession and had recovered largely due to diversification of the nation’s economy, especially by promoting agriculture. He said that fishery was an important ... more
  • 5 days Court orders DSS to produce Dasuki DailyTrust
    An FCT High Court in Maitama has issued a production warrant on the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki in court for his trial. The judge, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, issued the order on Tuesday, following the absence of Dasuki in court for his trial over allegations of criminal breach of trust and money laundering. Dasuki was charged with a former General Manager at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Aminu Baba Kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital.   Details later… The post Court orders DSS to ... more
  • 5 days Lack of accountability discredits outcomes of elections – ICPC chairman DailyTrust
    The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye, has said vote buying and lack of accountability by major stakeholders involved in the electoral process delegitimizes the outcome of elections. He made this known on Tuesday at the National Policy Dialogue on Eradicating Electoral Corruption, focus on Vote Buying, held at the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) in Keffi, Nasarawa state. He said, “Political larceny continues to challenge the integrity of the electoral process, delegitimizes the outcome of elections. “It breeds corruption and creates a sense in political office holders that they purchased power ... more
  • 5 days Chibok Girls’ case, not closed – FG DailyTrust
    The Federal Government has assured the international community that it is working with its Swiss partners and others, on daily basis, to track and secure the release of remaining abducted Chibok Girls still in captivity. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this at a briefing at the Department of African Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC. The minister, who engaged members and students of the department on the development in the country, said that government has never one day forgotten or closed the case of the abducted girls. “Few days ago was the fifth anniversary of the ... more
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