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  • 2 days June 12: Fayose’s diatribes against Obasanjo condemnable — Group DailyTrust
    Nigerian Forum for Good Governance and Leadership has described ”the diatribes” by a former governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, against former President Olusegun Obasanjo over recognition of June 12 as condemnable. President of the forum, Prof. Tejumade Akitoye-Rhodes, gave the reaction in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Recall that Fayose had in a tweet on Thursday said the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhamnadu Buhari was to Obasanjo’s shame. The former governor said that it was Obasanjo’s ego that prevented him from recognising June 12 and honouring late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of ... more
  • 2 days Delta monarch meets Obasanjo, worried over Ganduje – Sanusi feud DailyTrust
    The Dein of Agbor Kingdom in Delta State, His Royal Majesty Benjamin Ikenchuku (Keagborekuzi I) has met former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State, expressing worry over the feud between Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, who led to balkanisation of the Kano emirate. The monarch who was on his way back from Cotonou, Republic of Benin, where he was made a Chancellor of a University, explained that he visited Obasanjo to converse with him over the dispute. The Dein also expressed worry over alleged Fulanisation issue, the country’s security situation among other ... more
  • 2 days NDLEA arraigns 2 for allegedly peddling 2,139kg of Marijuana DailyTrust
    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday arraigned two men in a a Federal High Court Lagos, for allegedly trafficking 2,139kg of Cannabis Sativa, also known as marijuana . Alex Adibeli, 43, and Michael Ifeakachu,46, are charged with two counts of trafficking. NDLEA Counsel, Mr Jeremiah Aerna, in the charge, alleged that the defendants committed the offence on May 3 in Lagos. Aerna said that they conspired to illegally transport 2,139kg of Hemp, which was concealed in a MAN Truck to avoid discovery. He said that based on Intelligence gathering, the narcotics which was constructively concealed in a ... more
  • 2 days Thunder strikes at police area command in Wukari DailyTrust
    Thunder struck the police area command Wukari in Taraba state during a heavy downpour Thursday night. Even though no one was hurt, a big tree in front of the command office was destroyed by the thunder. Some police on duty at the time the thunder hit the place said the sound was very terrible and sent all of them to look for cover. Our correspondent who visited the area command in Wukari saw how the big tree was broken into pieces. A police officer at the command who pleaded anonymity said fortunately there was nobody or vehicle under the tree ... more
  • 2 days Juventus agree deal with Chelsea for Sarri – reports DailyTrust
    Juventus have reached an agreement in principle with Chelsea over a deal for manager Maurizio Sarri to join the Italian champions, Sky Italia and the BBC reported. There has been no official confirmation of the agreement from either clubs but Sarri, who won the Europa League with Chelsea, is expected to sign a three-year contract, Sky reported. Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri left the Turin club at the end of the season but Premier League Chelsea wanted compensation for releasing Sarri to cover the final year of his contract. According to Sky and the BBC, the clubs agreed a five million ... more
  • 2 days Violence in NPFL: Deduct 9 points from clubs as punishment – Fuludu DailyTrust
    Edema Fuludu, a Match Commissioner to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), has advised the League Management Company (LMC) to deduct nine points from any club involved in any form of violence during Nigeria Premier League matches. The former Julius Berger FC of Lagos player said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. Fuludu’s comments was against the recent pitch invasion and harassment of referee by supporters of Kano Pillars during the Super-Six match against Rangers of Enugu played at Agege stadium in Lagos. “We keep calling clubs to pay fines when ... more
  • 2 days Aisha Buhari changes her title to ‘First Lady’ from ‘wife of the president’ DailyTrust
    The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has changed her title to ” First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria” from , ‘Wife of the President. She announced the change of her official title during an award night and dinner in honour of wives of former Governors at the State House, Abuja yesterday. One of her media aides,Bisi Olumide-Ajayi has also issued a statement to announce the change of the official title. The statement said Aisha Buhari is now to be addressed as the “first lady” of Federal Republic of Nigeria . She explained that after the election ... more
  • 3 days FG begins implementation of e-govt master plan DailyTrust
    The Federal Government through the Galaxy Backbone has launched a platform to support the e-government master plan initially approved by the previous Federal Executive Council (FEC). The official launch was carried out recently in Abuja by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Gida Mustapha, the Head of Service, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita with the former Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu as well as other as well as heads and representatives of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies. A press release from the Galaxy BB said that following the launch, government will begin the full implementation of the E-government ... more
  • 3 days Dockworkers threaten to down tools over IOCs debts DailyTrust
    The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), yesterday, threatened to withdraw its services from jetties belonging to International Oil Companies (IOCs) over non-payment of wages and salaries of its members. To this end it has issued a 14-day notice to the management of the oil firms to commence payment failure of which it will commence an industrial action which might affect the supply of petroleum products across the country. A statement jointly signed by the President General of MWUN, Abdulwaheed Adewale Adeyanju and Secretary-General Felix Akingboye, said the IOCs had defaulted in the contract between them and the management of ... more
  • 3 days AfDB to finance women businesses with $5bn DailyTrust
    The African Development Bank (AfDB) is rolling out an affirmative action to leverage about $3 to $5billion for women businesses in Africa, the bank’s President Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina has said. Speaking at official opening ceremony of the bank’s Annual Meetings in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on Wednesday, Dr. Adesina said the regional integration drive aimed at enhancing Africa’s economic prosperity will be meaningless unless women are adequately financed. He said to advance opportunities for women, the bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) was being rolled out to leverage $3-5 billion, specifically for women businesses in Africa. “I ... more
  • 3 days GridCodes will solve Nigeria’s digital addressing problem says Ex-minister DailyTrust
    The immediate past Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that Nigeria could effectively improve governance, boost commerce, fight crime and better manage intelligence through the adoption of GridCodes Technology for digital addressing system designed and founded by a Nigerian. Onu stated this while inaugurating the Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee on the adoption of Gridcodes in Abuja. GridCodes is a technology for digital addressing invented and globally patented by Squadron Leader Adefola Amoo (rtd). The inter-ministerial committee was setup in furtherance of a directive given by the Chairman of the Nigerian Digital Addressing Council and Vice President, Prof ... more
  • 3 days NASCON targets increased market share with product innovation DailyTrust
    NASCON Allied Industries Plc says it is targeting more market share in the food sector through increased product range and innovation. The Executive Director, Commercial of NASCON, Fatima Aliko-Dangote, who spoke at the annual general meeting of the Dangote Industries Limited subsidiary held in Lagos, yesterday, said the company, which added three new products in 2018, would be introducing more products this year as part of strategies to meet the needs of its varied customer base. Managing Director, NASCON, Paul Farrer said the company, having demonstrated its resilience in the challenging environment of 2018, is strongly focused on capacity growth ... more
  • 3 days FG’s 2nd Sovereign Green Bond oversubscribed by 120% DailyTrust
    The Debt Management Office (DMO) has announced the results of its second Sovereign Green Bond offering for N15 billion where it overshoot the subscription target by 120 percent at the end of the offer. The offer, which opened to the general public on Monday, June 3, 2019 and closed on Monday, June 10, 2019, was preceded by road show meetings with investors and other stakeholders in Lagos and Abuja. The results of the second Sovereign Green Bond issuance revealed increased knowledge and awareness of the bonds by subscribers, and perhaps also demonstrated a greater level of commitment from the general ... more
  • 3 days CITN improves income by 43% in fiscal year DailyTrust
    The Chattered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) says it improved its income generation by 43 percent at the end of the 2018 financial year. The CITN Honourary Treasurer, Samuel Agbeluyi, disclosed  this at the institute’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lagos. He said that the total income generated in 2018 hit N570,100,000 as against N399,056,000 generated in 2017 which stands at 43 percent increment. According to Agbeluyi, the institute’s members fees also rose from N167,361,000 in 2017 to N270,623,000, an increase of 62 percent while self-financing programmes similarly increased from N172,956,000 in 2017 to N242,566,000 in 2018, an ... more
  • 3 days NERC grants Green Energy 40MW power generation licence DailyTrust
    Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has granted Green Energy International Ltd (GEIL), operator of Otakikpo marginal oil field, an embedded licence for a 40 megawatts of electricity (MW) power plant. The issuance of the licence was sequel to the company’s application for a power generation licence to utilize its gas resources for power generation as part of its commitment to the Federal Government to use gas from the field for power and domestic gas projects. The company, which had earlier secured a generation licence for 12MW, increased its projected power generation capacity to 40MW following an increase in associated gas ... more
  • 3 days Support mining activities in your area, MCO tells communities DailyTrust
    The Director General of the Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom, has appealed to three communities; Amaokwe, Ngwongwo and Okwe in Ebonyi State to sheath their swords and support mining activities in the area for the development of their communities. The appeal was made by Nkom, against the background of land ownership crises that have brought mining activities to a standstill in the communities. The Director General who invited the leaders of the communities and the two companies involved, Crushed Rocks Ind Ltd and Pioneer Sino Chino Ventures Ltd to a crucial stakeholders’ meeting to find solution to ... more
  • 3 days Arms sales: Czech Republic assures Nigeria of support DailyTrust
    The Czech Republic Ambassador to Nigeria, Marek Skolil, has pledged the willingness of his country to sell arms and military equipment to Nigeria. He made this known yesterday in Abuja during a meeting with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai. He said Nigeria is a major partner of Czech Republic, noting that there has been an existing relationship since the 1960s. He said after resuming his appointment in September 2018, and getting accreditation by the Nigerian President in December 2018, he felt it is time to assure the Nigerian army of the support of his country. ... more
  • 3 days Buhari restates Nigeria’s support for Sahrawi Republic DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday restated Nigeria’s support for the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), and their quest for self-determination and independence. Hosting the President of SADR, Brahim Ghali at the State House, Abuja, he stressed that the country’s position was in line with the several resolutions of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) on the matter. “Nigeria remains committed to supporting the efforts of the AU and the UN towards finding a lasting solution to the Sahrawi problem,” Buhari was quoted in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina. Earlier, President Ghali had congratulated ... more
  • 3 days Group calls for ban of Obasanjo, GEJ from state events DailyTrust
    The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has called on the federal government to probe and ban former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan from further attending state events. The group said this was a necessary penance for the alleged misdeeds of the former presidents against the country. In a statement signed by convener, Patriot Sabo Odeh, the group urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the ethswhile leaders and ensure they pay for any crimes that could be established against them. The group, which lauded the renaming of Abuja Stadium as MKO Abiola Stadium among others, said, “These developments have elated Nigerians ... more
  • 3 days IPI elects Wada Maida, others as Executive Board members DailyTrust
    Leading editors from the Philippines, Kenya and Nigeria have joined the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom. The new members are Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of the Philippine news website Rappler; Stephen Gitagama, CEO of the Nation Media Group, a top publisher of independent media in East Africa; and Wada Maida, chairman of the Nigerian publisher People’s Media Limited and a long-time member of IPI’s Nigeria National Committee. They were elected at last week’s IPI World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland by the IPI ... more
  • 3 days June 12: CSO tasks govt on democratic governance DailyTrust
    As Nigeria marks the beginning of an era with the commemoration of June 12 as Democracy Day, the Connected Development (CODE), has charged the Federal Government on the need to empower its citizens socially, economically and politically. It said true democracy thrives on inclusive government, the assurance of fundamentals human rights and the freedom of the Press and that these are factors that promote good governance and peaceful co-existence of people of diverse cultural, religious and ethnic society. The chief executive of CODE, Mallam Hamzat Lawal, said that Nigeria has witnessed fluctuations in economic activities, high rate of insecurity and ... more
  • 3 days Maxwell Gidado assumes duty as Fintiri’s Chief of Staff DailyTrust
    Professor Maxwell Gidado assumed duty yesterday as the Chief of Staff to Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri. Gidado was the Dean, Faculty of Law, Nasarawa State University before his appointment by Governor Fintiri. A statement announcing Gidado’s appointment was issued on Monday by the Director-General, Media and Communications, Solomon Kumangar, and made available to newsmen on Monday in Yola, Adamawa State. The statement said, “Professor Maxwell Gidado brings to the job over 30 years of experience in lecturing and public service.” Governor Fintiri had earlier inaugurated  Alhaji Ahmad Bashir as Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Fintiri of the ... more
  • 3 days Court to hear NBC, AIT settlement terms June 26 DailyTrust
    A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed June 26 for hearing on the terms of settlement between the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Daar Communications PLC over alleged breach of broadcasting code. Justice Inyang Ekwo on yesterday adjourned the matter for settlement after listening to the parties in the matter including the NBC, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and the Attorney General of the Federation. Earlier, counsel to Daar Communications, Sylvanus Maliki informed the court that the parties in the matter have met to resolve the issues in the dispute. The NBC in a letter dated May 27,  ... more
  • 3 days Mother abandons baby in Anambra hospital DailyTrust
    An unidentified mother has abandoned her baby girl at a primary healthcare centre at Osumeyi in Nnewi South Local government Area of Anambra State. She was said to have abandoned the baby 15 minutes after she was delivered of the baby. The spokesman of the state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed, said arrangements had been concluded to hand the baby over to government orphanage for custody. According to him, “On Monday 10/06/2019 at about 11:20am, a yet-to-be identified pregnant woman who was at the point of delivery rushed to the health care centre. “She was quickly attended to and 15 ... more
  • 3 days FG inaugurates committee for secondary education commission DailyTrust
    The Federal Government yesterday inaugurated a 15-man committee for the take-off of the National Commission for Secondary Education. Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, while setting up the committee in Abuja charged it to work with modalities for the smooth take-off of the commission. The act establishing the commission was passed into law in 1999 but was never implemented. Echono noted that the commission would have a trim and efficient workforce. According to him, the law setting up the 20 years old commission must be reviewed by the committee. ”The president approved secondary education commission to fill the ... more
  • 3 days 2019 Hajj: We can’t afford to fail – NAHCON chairman DailyTrust
    The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, said the commission is working with all stakeholders ahead of the 2019 Hajj exercise because it cannot afford to fail Nigerians. Muhammad said this yesterday in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists shortly after performing 2019 Hajj National Media Team Inauguration/Induction Ceremony at National Mosque Library Hall. He tasked the media team to play their watchdog role by ensuring that all critical stakeholders performed their responsibilities, especially licensed tour operators and the Saudi service providers to enable pilgrims to get value for their money. “We ... more
  • 3 days Sports Development: Okowa receives NFF “Football Friendly Governor of the Year” award DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has given the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, with”Football Friendly Governor of the Year 2018 Award”. Making the presentation on Wednesday, at Government House Asaba, the NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, commended the governor for timely completion of the Stephen Keshi stadium in readiness for the hosting of the 21st African Senior Athletic Competition which brought the entire African continent to Asaba. The President of NFF and 1st President of Confederation of African Football (CAF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick further noted that Governor Okowa hosted several activities of the NFF which included four ... more
  • 3 days Businessman docked over alleged phone theft DailyTrust
    A businessman, Musa Bala, 30, on Thursday appeared before a Wuse Zone 6 Magistrate’s Court, Abuja, charged with stealing a cellphone. The defendant, whose house address was not given, is facing a one-count charge of theft. According to the prosecutor, Mr Fedelis Ogbobe, one Usman Sani of Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja reported the matter at the Wuse Zone 3 Police Station, on June 6. Ogbobe alleged that the defendant stole the complainant’s Techno phone valued at N4,000, from where he was charging its batteries at AAD Plaza, Wuse 2. He further told the court that the defendant allegedly ... more
  • 3 days Coaches arrive for Lagos-Ibadan rail as track gets to KM 152 DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has taken delivery of two coaches to be deployed for the 156-kilomter Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge railway. The coaches would be used for passenger services from Lagos to Ibadan as the laying of tracks from Lagos has reached 152 kilometers out of the 156- kilometer stretch. Chairman of NRC, Mallam Ibrahim Al- Hassan disclosed this on Thursday during a meeting of the project steering committee at Ologun Eru, on the outskirts of Ibadan. Daily Trust observed the coaches stationed at Papalanto end of the project. The Chairman met with the contractor handling the project, ... more
  • 3 days Plateau House: S/Court dismisses forgery appeal against Hassan DailyTrust
    The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal by challenging the election of Ibrahim Baba Hassan as a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly. The five-member panel of justices presided by Justice Olulayode Ariwoola held that the matter having been brought by Abdul Sule outside the time provided in the Alteration Act of 2018 has become statute barred. This followed the decision of the counsel to Sule, David Ibeawuchi to withdraw the appeal from the apex court. Sule had filed an originating summons at the Federal High Court in Jos in March 2, 2015 challenging the election of Hassan ... more
  • 3 days Abandoned projects blamed on citizens’ reluctance to track budgeting process DailyTrust
    Lack of active participation of citizens in tracking the implementation processes of national and state budgets with a view to ensure accountability and transparency has been blamed for the proliferation of abandoned projects across the country in the last 20 years of Nigerian democracy experience. The Head Tracka, BudgIT, Mr. Uadamen Ilevbaoje, stated this on Thursday at a sensitization workshop organized for civil society organisations by the Inter-faith Network Against Corruption (INAC) in collaboration with MacArthur Foundation and Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic studies, Bayero University Kano. He averred that citizens’ passive attitudes towards governance has also made corruption to ... more
  • 3 days EFCC to clamp down on Illegal use of POS machines DailyTrust
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it is set to start a clampdown on the fraudulent use of Point Of Sale (POS) machines in the country. The acting spokesman of the Commission, Tony Orilade in a statement on Thursday said this was disclosed by the Makurdi Zonal Head of the EFCC, Johnson Babalola, in an interactive session with Regional Bank Managers at the EFCC Zonal office in Benue State. Orilade said while speaking on behalf of the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, Babaloa charged banks to ensure proper monitoring and strict compliance by those to whom ... more
  • 3 days Court adjourns Jang’s N6.3bn fraud case till June 27th DailyTrust
    The Plateau state High Court sitting in Jos had on Thursday adjourned the corruption case involving former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang, who was accused of misappropriating state fund amounting to N6.3 billion to June 27th. It would be recalled that Jang has been on trial before Plateau State High Court on a 12-count charge bordering diversion and misappropriation of N6.3 billion. Jang who was a former presidential aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) is being prosecuted by EFCC alongside a cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, (OSSG), Yusuf Gyang ... more
  • 3 days Group endorses Bulama for APC national scribe DailyTrust
    Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria and diaspora, under the aegis of The Bulama Support Group (BSG)  in Abuja endorsed Architect Waziri Bulama as the National Secretary of the party. The Chief convener of the group, Mr. Ibrahim Waziri told newsmen in Abuja during a rally that the support group was a movement of patriotic APC members and Nigerians in Diaspora. He urged the party leadership to consider Bulama as the competent person for the job, saying the group was working hard to ensure that the office of the secretary was occupied by him. “This group ... more
  • 3 days Youth council congratulates Lawan, Gbajabiamila DailyTrust
    The National Executive Council of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has congratulated the Senate President and President of the 9th Senate Ahmed Lawan on his election. The Council led by Comrade Abdullahi Almustapha Asuku also congratulated Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila on his election as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. ISWIJn a statement signed by the National PRO, Awujoola Kehinde, the NYCN also congratulate all members of the just inaugurated 9th National Assembly, and urged the new legislature to ensure that it deepens democracy. “We the Apex and Umbrella youth organisation in Nigeria, use this medium to formally ... more
  • 3 days Arms Sale: Czech Republic assures Nigeria of support DailyTrust
    The Czech Ambassador to Nigeria Marek Skolil has pledged the willingness of his country to sell arms and military equipment to Nigeria. He made this known on Thursday in Abuja during a meeting with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai. He said Nigeria is a major partner of Czech Republic, noting that there has been an existing relationship since the 1960s. He said after resuming his appointment in September 2018, and getting accreditation by the Nigerian President in December 2018, he felt it is time to assure the Nigerian army of the support of his country. ... more
  • 3 days AbdulRazaq releases N20m to fix township roads in Kwara DailyTrust
    The Kwara state government on Thursday released N20 million to the state Road Maintenance Agency (KWARMA) for the rehabilitation of 10 roads across Ilorin, the state capital, including the long-neglected Offa Garage Roundabout Road. The General manager of KWARMA, Engineer Usman Baba Jibril, said it has already started rehabilitation works on the Offa Garage and Geri Alimi-Asa Dam roads. He said the agency has the mandate to quickly fix the roads to end the nightmares of the people. “We have started work immediately based on the funds the Governor has just released to KWARMA and Kwara State Asphalt Plant,” Jibril ... more
  • 3 days 2019 Hajj: We can’t afford to fail Nigerians – NAHCON chairman DailyTrust
    The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, says the commission is working with all stakeholders ahead of the 2019 Hajj exercise because it cannot afford to fail Nigerians. Barrister Muhammad said this on Thursday in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists shortly after performing 2019 Hajj National Media Team Inauguration/Induction Ceremony at National Mosque Library Hall. He tasked the media team to play their watchdog role by ensuring that all critical stakeholders performed their responsibilities, especially licensed tour operators and the Saudi service providers to enable pilgrims get value for their money. ... more
  • 3 days Imo assembly elects new speaker, deputy DailyTrust
    Members-elect of the Imo State House of Assembly on Thursday elected Collins Chiji as their Speaker. Chiji, who was elected under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), was one of the six lawmakers that defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Of the six defectors, he is the only returning member as five others failed to make it to the nineth assembly. He was elected unopposed following a nomination by Lawman Duruji (Ehimeh Mbano) and seconded Kennedy Ibe (Obowo). The assembly also elected Okey Onyekanma as the deputy speaker. Onyekanma, a first timer is representing Mbaitoli. The post Imo ... more
  • 3 days Groups congratulate Lawan, Gbajabiamila, task them on party loyalty DailyTrust
    The All Registered APC Support Group (ARAS-G), the umbrella body of all APC support groups in Nigeria, has congratulated Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila on their emergence as the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively. The ARAS-G which said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, however urged the newly elected leaders to be loyal to the party by ensuring party supremacy inn their decisions to deepen democracy. The statement was jointly signed by National Chairman, Hon. Nonso David Ezedinma; National Secretary, Alhaji Dalhatu Sule; Deputy National Chairman (North) Alhaji Ibrahim Baba Hamza; ... more
  • 3 days Reps inaugurate ad hoc committees, adjourn till July 2 DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives emerged from its executive session on Thursday to announce the constitution of three ad hoc committees to oversee its affairs, pending the inauguration of standing committees of the House. These include House ad hoc committees on media, welfare and selection. Chairman of the ad hoc committee on media, Khadija Bukar-‎Abba (APC, Yobe), who briefed newsmen after the marathon closed-door session, said the ad hoc committees would oversee the affairs of the House pending the formation of standing committees. Bukar-Abba added that the House had adjourned till July 2, 2019, to enable the lawmakers undertake necessary preparations ... more
  • 3 days Job seekers throng House of Reps. entrance DailyTrust
    Job seekers hoping to be employed as legislative aides by new members of the House of Representatives on Thursday thronged the entrance of the lower chamber during plenary. Some of the job seekers were former support staff of members of the house that lost their seats in the 2019 general elections. The job seekers who were mostly women stood in groups around the entrance, hoping to present their curriculum vitaes to members after plenary. The applicants were seen rushing towards legislators walking through the lobby to introduce themselves and talk about their mission. One of the applicants who did not ... more
  • 3 days Court grants DAAR Comm. , NBC leave to settle out of court DailyTrust
    Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday granted DAAR Communications and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission(NBC), leave to settle their dispute out of court. DAAR communications had prayed the court to restrain the NBC from interfering in its operations, pending the determination of the motion on interlocutory injunctions filed in court. Raynond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications filed the motion after the NBC suspended the operating licences of its Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray power FM. The judge granted the leave for the out of court settlement after Mr Maliki Sylvanus, holding the brief of Chief ... more
  • 3 days Police confirm kidnap of Taraba NLC Chairman`s wife, nieghbour DailyTrust
    Police in Taraba have confirmed the abduction of Mrs Abigail Gambo, wife of the state NLC Chairman, Mr Peter Gambo and Mr Emeka Okoronkwo, owner of Our Nation Bread company in Jalingo. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jalingo. Misal said the victims were abducted in their houses in Magami area of Jalingo, thestate capital at about 1:00 am on Thursday. “It is confirmed that two people were kidnapped and one injured by gunmen in the early hours of Thursday in Jalingo,” he ... more
  • 3 days Teenagers arraigned over conspiracy, theft DailyTrust
    The Police, on Thursday dragged two teenagers before Sharia Court l sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, for alleged criminal conspiracy, trespass and theft. The police counsel, Insp. Ibrahim Shu’aibu told the court that the matter was reported to the anti vandalism unit of the police command, Kaduna, by one Abdulmalik Umar of WW24 Vio road, Kawo. He said that the teenagers broke into the resident of the complainant on April 27 at about 2am when he and his family were asleep. “The teenagers stole his infinix hot 6 mobile phones valued N57,000 and one Geonee F103 which value is ... more
  • 3 days Kwara: Tribunal adjourns PDP’s case over WAEC subpoena DailyTrust
    Kwara State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday adjourned to Friday to enable a representative of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to present his subpoena. The tribunal had adjourned to Thursday for full hearings to begin in the petition of the PDP challenging the declaration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on the allegation that the governor had presented a forged certificate. But Waheed Bamidele Amode, the WAEC branch controller for Kwara State who appeared on subpoena by the PDP, told the tribunal that he was yet to receive copies of the subpoena from the Lagos headquarters of the body. Amode’s ... more
  • 3 days June 12: Gombe Gov task leaders on human right, press freedom DailyTrust
    Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on political leaders to respect human rights, rule of law and press freedom to deepen the country’s democracy. Speaking at the maiden celebration of June 12 as Democracy Day, the governor called for strengthening of the institutional framework in the country to ensure transparency, accountability and smooth conduct of free and fair elections. Governor Yahaya said by strengthening the institutional framework, there would be respect for human rights, rule of law, internal party democracy, press freedom and increased government’s responsiveness to the needs of the people. He also urged Nigerian leaders ... more
  • 3 days Labour Party gets new national excos DailyTrust
    The Labour Party (LP) has elected new National Executive Council (NEC) members that would pilot the affairs of the party in the next four years. The party at the National Convention held in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, re-elected its National Chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, alongside other national officers. Also elected at the convention, observed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), deployed from its headquarters in Abuja, include, Comrade Maria Lebeke, Alhaji Bashiru Apapa Lamidi and Platform (institutional representative) as Deputy National Chairmen. The elected National Vice Chairmen include Sunday innocent Okeke for South East, Comrade Bode Simon, South ... more
  • 3 days First plenary: Reps in marathon executive session DailyTrust
    Members of the newly inaugurated 9th House of Representatives are currently in a closed-door executive session, which is coming in its first day of plenary since inauguration last Tuesday. The executive session, announced by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday‎ shortly after the commencement of plenary proceedings, is still ongoing. Daily Trust gathered that the closed-door session might not be unconnected with the allocation of slots for principal officers of the House, as well as committee appointments. Principal officers such as House Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Leader, Chief Whi‎p and Deputy Chief are yet to be named. This also includes the ... more
  • 3 days Gov Bello appoints SSG, CoS, HoS as CAN kicks DailyTrust
    Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane as the new Secretary to the Government of Niger State. A statement issued by Musa Rogo Ibrahim, Permanent Secretary, Special Duties over seeing General Services also indicated that the Governor equally approved the appointments of Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe as the new Chief of Staff to the Governor and Hajiya Salamatu T. Abubakar as the new Head of Service of Niger State. The statement further stated that the appointments of Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe and Hajiya Salamatu T. Abubakar to the challenging ... more
  • 3 days Senate adjourns plenary for two weeks DailyTrust
    The Senate on Thursday adjourned its plenary session for two weeks to allow the National Assembly management work with an adhoc committee on welfare of the Senate to allocate offices and seats to the senators. The break will last up to July 2 when both the management and the adhoc committee, headed by Sen Abubakar Kyari (APC, Borno), would have completed their assignments. The decision to embark on the 2-week break was taken at a closed session of the Senate, which lasted for almost an hour. Members of the 9th Senate had their first sitting on Thursday, after their inauguration ... more
  • 3 days Sergeant-at-Arms block people from NASS lobby DailyTrust
    Men of the Sergeant-at-Arms, the internal security outfit for the National Assembly, on Thursday prevented persons, including staff, from accessing the lobby, which houses the entrance to the two chambers. Members of the 9th National Assembly have commenced their first sitting, after their inauguration on Tuesday. But the federal legislature’s staff and other support staff were blocked from accessing the lobby in an attempt to prevent people from having contact with the new lawmakers. One of the men of the Sergeant-at-Arms, who did not give his name, said they were acting based on the “order from the above.” It was ... more
  • 3 days 2019 Hajj: Kaduna fixes June 20 as deadline for fare payment DailyTrust
    Kaduna state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has fixed Thursday, June 20, 2019 as the final date for payment of fare by intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj from the state. A statement by the Board’s Public Relations Officer, Yunusa M. Abdullahi, explained that the fixing of the deadline becomes necessary in order to meet up with the deadline set up by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) of June 21, 2019. The statement warned that defaulters risk forfeiting their chance to make the trip as NAHCON has also fixed deadline for closure of all online hajj arrangements and remittance ... more
  • 3 days Jigawa assembly: Kareka emerges Speaker DailyTrust
    Hon. Idris Garba Kareka on Thursday emerged Speaker of the Jigawa State House Assembly. Kareka, who is the immediate past speaker of the assembly, is a member representing Jahun state constituency. The speaker, who was re-elected during the inauguration of the 7th assembly, had since taken the oath of office. Also, Hon. Liman Musa Kadara, member representing Guri state constituency, as emerged the deputy speaker. Daily Trust reports that Kareka and his deputy were elected unopposed. In his address, Kareka assured the people of the state of their commitment to work the Executive in harmony for the betterment of the ... more
  • 3 days JUST IN: Buhari, Weah in bilateral meeting in Villa DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari and his Liberian counterparts, George Weah are holding a bilateral meeting at the State House, Abuja. Weah, who was in the country for yesterday’s Democracy Day celebration, arrived the forecourt of the Villa by 11:32am. The meeting of the two African leaders was ongoing as at the time of filing this story.   Details later… The post JUST IN: Buhari, Weah in bilateral meeting in Villa appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: APC senators block motion on Buhari’s Democracy Day speech DailyTrust
    Senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have blocked a motion that sought for the Senate to debate the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 12, Nigeria’s Democracy Day. Senator Istifanus Dung Gyang (PDP, Plateau) brought the motion on the floor of the Senate. He sought the consent of his colleagues for the motion to be considered on Thursday as a matter of urgent national importance. He said: “The motion has to do with the speech by President Muhammadu Buhari on Democracy Day. The speech is already in the public domain and had generated a lot of ... more
  • 3 days Support my successor, Al-Makura tells Nasarawa residents DailyTrust
    A former governor of Nasarawa state, Senator Umaru Al-Makura, has called on residents of the state to support the administration of his successor, Abdullahi Sule, by giving him a chance to work. He disclosed this when he addressed his supporters in Abuja on Thursday. He said even though he was not the best, but he was voted governor of Nasarawa state for eight years and now a Senator. “I have been enjoying the goodwill and support of the people of Nasarawa state; you have voted for me twice as an Executive Governor and now a Senator, even though, I am ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: Lawan swears-in Okorocha as senator for Imo West DailyTrust
    Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday swore-in the immediate past governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, as the senator representing Imo West. Okorocha was on Tuesday issued his certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following over two months of foot-dragging. The electoral umpire had said Okorocha was declared winner of the election that held on February 23. But a federal high court in Abuja on Monday ruled that INEC had no power to withhold Okorocha’s return certificate. The court therefore ordered that the electoral umpire should immediately issue the certificate of return to Okorocha. The post ... more
  • 3 days Explosion: Police rule out terrorist attack at Port Harcourt Mall DailyTrust
    The Police in Rivers have ruled out terrorist attack in the explosion that occurred at the Port Harcourt Mall, popularly called Spar. The Rivers Police Command Spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the explosion at the mall that shared perimeter fence with the Government House on Thursday. He said no life was lost to the explosion which occurred on Wednesday injured five shoppers. “The explosion occurred at 5.50 p.m. at the kitchen section with five persons sustaining various degrees of burns. “They (victims) are currently receiving medical attention at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital in Port Harcourt,” he said in a ... more
  • 3 days Full Fixtures of 2019/20 Premier League as Man City, Liverpool,Chelsea, others battle for EPL glory DailyTrust
    The Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been announced. It’s a blockbusting opening fixture for Chelsea as they travel to Old Trafford on the opening weekend of the season to meet Manchester United.   Friday, 9 August 2019 20:00 Liverpool v Norwich City Saturday, 10 August 2019 12:30 West Ham v Man City AFC Bournemouth v Sheffield United Burnley v Southampton Crystal Palace v Everton Leicester City v Wolves Watford v Brighton 17:30 Spurs v Aston Villa Sunday, 11 August 2019 14:00 Newcastle United v Arsenal 16:30 Man Utd v Chelsea Saturday, 17 August 2019 Arsenal v Burnley ... more
  • 3 days Teddy A chops off signature hair DailyTrust
    Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Tope Adenibuyan popularly known as Teddy A has “chopped off” his signature dreadlocks which most of his fans loved. The singer had earlier put up a video of himself on Instagram , walking into a salon to request for a big chop. “I need to get a haircut…new look, I’ll show them on Instagram,” he said. He later posted a photo of his blonde bald head with the caption, “new look, who this. #Moneymovesonly.” His new look photos were shot by his girlfriend, Bambam who is also a product of BBNaija. The reality Tv star ... more
  • 3 days Former Senator to Buhari: Release June 12 election results now DailyTrust
    Sen. Bode Ola, a lawmaker in the 6th Assembly and Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti has urged President Muhammad Buhari to order the immediate release of the June 12 election results annulled by the military government in 1993. The party chieftain, who represented Ekiti Central Senatorial District disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said the release of the results would help put Nigeria’s political history and records in proper perspective and right the wrongs of the past. He added that by authourising the release of the ... more
  • 4 days Rohr right to drop Kelechi Iheanacho for 2019 AFCON (DT Sports Stream Jun 12) DailyTrust
  • 4 days Buhari promises to assemble strong team, unveils agenda DailyTrust
    …100m Nigerians can be lifted out of poverty in 10yrs …names Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola   President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he would assemble a strong team to implement the policies and programs of his administration. The president, who was sworn in on May 29 for a second term, is yet to make any appointment. It took him six months to constitute the federal cabinet in his first tenure. Speaking during the maiden Democracy Day celebration at the Eagle Square in Abuja yesterday, the president was silent on when he will constitute his next cabinet, even ... more
  • 4 days 3 Nigerians, 5 Ghanaians arrested over abduction of 2 Canadians DailyTrust
    Eight suspects, comprising five Ghanaians and three Nigerians have been arrested by the Ghanaian security agencies for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of two Canadian ladies. The victims, Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley 19 and Bailey Jordan Chitly were rescued by Ghanaian security operatives, early Wednesday at Sawaba, a Kumasi suburb. The Minister of Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, during a press briefing at Accra on Wednesday, disclosed that eight suspects, including five Ghanaians and three  Nigerians have been arrested in connection with the crime. Nkrumah, while giving a brief account of the rescue operation, revealed that one of the ... more
  • 4 days FG urged to save Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands from exploitation DailyTrust
    The Director General of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano ha said if Federal Government fails to tackle the challenges currently facing Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands (HNW) or stop people from unsustainable exploitation, it will be totally lost. Dr Aminu-Kano in a statement said HNW is currently facing poor management of upstream water development scheme, invasive species that have taken over a large portion of the wetlands, deforestation- excessive felling of the trees around the wetlands, overgrazing, drought, and agricultural expansion. He said noted that HNWs which are located in Jigawa and Yobe States of north-eastern Nigeria needs to be saved, ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day: June 12 is Buhari’s enduring legacy – SDP DailyTrust
    The Social Democratic Party (SDP) said the declaration of June 12 as the nation’s new Democracy Day in honour of the role of MKO Abiola will ever remain one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s enduring legacies. The SDP National Chairman, Professor Tunde Adeniran, in a message yesterday, said in the annals of the nation’s political history and democratic evolution, June 12 had come to symbolize the most epochal national event of contemporary Nigeria. Adeniran said June 12, 1993 was the historic day that the late Chief  Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola emerged as the defining symbol of the unity in diversity of ... more
  • 4 days Tinubu dedicates Democracy day to Beko, Fawehinmi, students DailyTrust
    Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has dedicated the maiden Democracy Day celebrations to activists including late Dr Beko Ransom-Kuti, Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) and many students that sacrificed their lives for the nation to have history. The National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) stated this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday at the Eagle square venue of Democracy Day celebrations in Abuja. He said the victory of MKO Abiola, at the June 12, 1993 presidential election defied tribe, ethnic and religious sentiments and the day marked the beginning of transparent and open democratic system. According to him, the ... more
  • 4 days Death toll in Niger bandit attacks rises to 47 DailyTrust
    The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) yesterday put at 47, the casualty figure of the Sunday’s attacks by bandits on Kwaki, Ajatayi, Gwassa, Barden Dawaki, Gyammamiya and Alewa communities in Shiroro Local Government Areas of the state. Twelve people had earlier been reportedly killed in the incident, but NSEMA Head of Relief and Rehabilitation Malam Salihu Garba told Daily Trust that as of yesterday, 47 corpses had so far been recovered. Garba said: “As we speak, 47 bodies were recovered and buried. Out of the number, 19 were from Kwaki, including that of Sarkin Pawa who was shot and ... more
  • 4 days 3-day-old baby missing in Plateau hospital DailyTrust
    Report of a missing female baby three days after she was delivered has sparked controversy at the Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Jos, where her mother is still on admission. Her parents, Nwa God Chukwuebuka, 33 and Mary Chukwuebuka, 30, told journalists yesterday that she was delivered on May 28 and abducted May 31 by a woman posing to be a medical doctor. Mary said she was delivered of the baby in the early morning after being induced. She said she had remained in the hospital because she lost a lot of blood and was undergoing blood transfusion. “By Thursday evening, ... more
  • 4 days Ethiopian Airlines: We’ll be last airline to fly 737 Max after recertification DailyTrust
    Ahead of the recertification of the Boeing 737 Max Aircraft grounded globally following the plane’s involvement in two fatal crashes killing over 500 people, the Ethiopian Airlines says it will be the last to operate the aircraft when the ban is lifted. The Managing Director of Ethiopian International Services, Esayas Hailu disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos yesterday. The Max 737, described as the most environmentally friendly and fuel efficient in the family of the Boeing 737,  was grounded following the Ethiopian Airline’s crash from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya in April. The crash followed the same pattern with that ... more
  • 4 days Mutawalle to emirs: I’ll depose you if… DailyTrust
    Zamfara State Governor Bello Mutawalle says he will immediately depose any emir who fails to stop extrajudicial killings of Fulani in his domain. The governor, in his Democracy Day address yesterday, said his administration had realised that extrajudicial killings of Fulani by vigilantes, otherwise known as Yan Sakai, especially at market places, were partly triggering deadly attacks on hapless communities in the state. “I conferred with security chieftains both in the state and in Abuja. I discussed with the immediate past Minister of Defence and a host of other relevant stakeholders  to fashion out a workable strategy that will lead ... more
  • 4 days PDP govs seek National Assembly independence DailyTrust
    The People’s Democratic Party’s Governors Forum has congratulated the newly elected leadership of the National Assembly and urged them to guarantee the independence of the legislature in accordance with democratic ethos. The chairman of the forum, Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, in a statement yesterday by his spokesman, Daniel Alabrah, said: “”If the independence of the legislature is lost, then our democracy would have lost all meaning. The legislators should seek to protect both chambers as well as the rights of Nigerians. They have the responsibility to protect the Nigerian people against all forms of arbitrariness and abuses.”   The ... more
  • 4 days Nguroje tasks Lawan, Gbajabiamila on positive legislation DailyTrust
    The chairman, governing board, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Babangida Nguroje, has tasked the newly elected leadership of the National Assembly on legislations that will fast track Nigeria’s  development. He specifically urged Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila to ensure that laws and ratifications that would move Nigeria away from a mono-economy and consuming nation to a diversified and heavily manufacturing country were passed. He said in Abuja yesterday that Nigerians had high expectations from the current administration and that the National Assembly should provide the legislative ... more
  • 4 days NAF helicopter crash-lands in Katsina DailyTrust
    A helicopter of the Nigerian Air Force yesterday crash-landed at the Umaru Musa Yaradua International Airport. The Chief of the Air Staff , Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident. Eyewitnesses said the sound of the crash caused panic within the airport’s neighbourhood. The helicopter was said to be returning from an operation in Zamfara State when it crash-landed. Meanwhile, a statement by Air Commodore, Ibikunle Daramola, Director, Public Relations and information of the Nigeria Air Force, late said: “Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helicopter has crashed ... more
  • 4 days Bus knocks down Air Peace spokesman DailyTrust
    Nigeria’s domestic carrier, Air Peace Limited, yesterday mourned the death of its Corporate Communications Manager, Christian Iwarah. Iwarah, a lawyer and journalist, was knocked down by a commercial bus at Dopemu Bus-Stop, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway last Friday. The management of Air Peace said it received with great sadness, the news of Iwarah’s death which it described as “sudden and shocking”. “He was knocked down by a negligent bus driver along the Lagos/Abeokuta expressway”, the management said. It described Iwarah, who joined the company in 2016, as “an intelligent, courageous and dedicated staff who contributed immensely to the development of ... more
  • 4 days Immigration officers need greater exposure –NIS boss DailyTrust
    The Comptroller of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Cross River State Command, Felix Uche, has stressed the need for officers and men of the service to deepen their interest in educational pursuits and exposure to modern trends. He stated this in Calabar when he decorated 58 newly promoted officers of the command. He encouraged the newly promoted officers to sustain the culture of hard work and discipline.   The post Immigration officers need greater exposure –NIS boss appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 4 days Kebbi spends N5bn on loans to farmers DailyTrust
    Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu says his administration has spent N5 billion on commercial agricultural loans for the benefit of its farmers as part of dividends of democracy from 2015 to date. He disclosed this yesterday on the occasion to commemorate democracy day in Birnin Kebbi. “As a major rice producing state in Nigeria, Kebbi introduced commercial agricultural loans for the benefit of its farmers to the tune of N5 billion,” he said. (NAN). Bagudu added that the government paid to IFAD a counterpart fund of N40 million to support 97 farmers in the areas of rice, sorghum and cowpea ... more
  • 4 days JUST IN: Explosion rocks Port Harcourt Mall DailyTrust
    No fewer than 5 persons sustained various degrees of burnt as gas explosion rocked SPAR continental store known as ‘Port Harcourt Mall’, on Weneasday in Port Harcourt. Confirming the incident to Journalists via WhatsApp massage Weneasday night, Rivers State Police Command Public Relation Officer, Nnamdi Omoni said the explosion occurred at the Kitchen Section of the Mall. He said five persons sustained various degrees of burnt and were receiving medical attention at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH), Port Harcourt. He dismissed the insinuation that the incident was a terrorists attack, saying that preliminary investigations carried out by the Command ... more
  • 4 days Banditry: Zamfara Governor meets with Miyetti Allah leaders DailyTrust
    Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, on Wednesday, met with officials of the Fulani umbrella body, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breaders Association (MACBAN) in his push to end banditry and kidnappings in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Fulanis are largely blamed for the continuing banditry in the state and have been declared persna non grata in some communities. Matawalle said that the meeting was at the instance of President Muhammad Buhari, who directed that all stakeholders be engaged in the search for end of the criminality. “You know, I met with President Muhammad Buhari ... more
  • 4 days Boxing: Anthony Joshua is finished, Fury says DailyTrust
    Anthony Joshua is finished as a boxer after losing his world heavyweight titles to Andy Ruiz Jr, fellow-Briton Tyson Fury says. Fury, also a previous IBF, WBA and IBO champion, fights German underdog Tom Schwarz in a non-title bout in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The big Briton said Joshua had shown against Ruiz that he did not want to be in the ring. “When a man doesn’t want to be there once, he will always do it and it’s hard to come back from,” the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ said on Wednesday. “It’s been done many different times by many ... more
  • 4 days Herdsmen attack passengers on Ife-Ibadan highway, kill 1 DailyTrust
    Bandits, described as herdsmen, on Wednesday attacked passengers on the Ife-Ibadan highway, killing one person. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dead man was identified as Mr Adenipekun Ademiju, a worker in the Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun. Ademiju was said to have boarded a vehicle at Osu town, going to Ibadan when he and other passengers were attacked at Ikire community along the expressway. According to an eye-witness account, Ademiju was hit by bullet as the robbers fired indiscriminately to forcefully stop the vehicle. “The man was killed instantly by Fulani herdsmen who rob ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day: June 12 will remain one of Buhari’s enduring legacies – SDP DailyTrust
    The Social Democratic Party (SDP) says the declaration of June 12 as the nation’s new Democracy Day in honour of the role of MKO Abiola will ever remain one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s enduring legacies. The SDP National Chairman, Professor Tunde Adeniran, in a message on Wednesday, said that in the annals of the nation’s political history and democratic evolution, June 12 had come to symbolize the most epochal national event of contemporary Nigeria. Prof. Adeniran said that June 12, 1993 was the historic day that the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola emerged as the defining symbol of the ... more
  • 4 days Rains: NiMet makes weather predictions for Thursday DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions with widespread rainfall and thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over the central states of Kaduna, Abuja, Gombe, Yola, Mambilla Plateau, Lokoja and Lafia in the morning. It also predicted slim chances of rain over the region later in the day with day and night temperatures of 25 to 31 and 15 to 23 degrees Celsius. The agency predicted that Northern states would have thunderstorms in places like Sokoto, Gusau and Yelwa axis while the North East ... more
  • 4 days BREAKING: Enyimba International win 2018/2019 NPFL title DailyTrust
    Enyimba International FC have claimed the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL title. Enyimba beat Akwa United 3-0 to end the NPFL Super Six Championship Playoffs with 12 points from 5 matches. They have also qualified for the Confederation of African Football, CAF Champions League. (NAN) The post BREAKING: Enyimba International win 2018/2019 NPFL title appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 4 days Be upright, PSC tasks Lawan, Gbajabiamila, others DailyTrust
    The Presidential Support Committee (PSC), under the leadership of Senator Godswill Akpabio, has tasked Nigerian lawmakers to remain upright. The PSC in a statement on Wednesday jointly signed by Gideon Sammani, National Facilitator and Dr Kailani Muhammad, National Director, Media Directorate, congratulated the National Assembly for the emergence of a credible leadership to lead the ninth National Assembly. The organization said the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan to lead the ninth Senate and his counterpart, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila in the House of Representatives, was a welcome development that showed party supremacy. “Both Senator Lawan and Gbajabiamila are well experienced in ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day: Oodua Youth urge Buhari to unite Nigeria, end terrorism DailyTrust
    The leadership of Oodua Youth Parliament (OYP) has felicitated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the occasion of Democracy Day, 2019, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to re-unite the country and double up efforts in fight against terrorism, banditry and all forms of insecurity. The Youth group in a statement by its speaker, Ambassador Abdulmajeed O. Oyeniyi appealed to the President to end the insecurity that has maligned the growth, development and unity of the country. “Our heroes past laboured hard with the last drop of their blood, forsook their immediate families, left their comfort zones, they were imprisoned ... more
  • 4 days June 12: Buhari`s govt has corrected past injustices – APC DailyTrust
    The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government has again demonstrated its avowed commitment to correct past injustices with the celebration of June 12, the country’s new Democracy Day. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said in a statement yesterday that the action was also a commitment to celebrate heroes and heroines that paid the supreme sacrifice for the democratic freedom being cherished and enjoyed today. Issa-Onilu said the celebration was not only significant in the annals of Nigeria’s political history but also momentous in all ramifications. “In correcting past injustices, the APC-led ... more
  • 4 days PDP governors task 9th assembly to defend legislature’s independence DailyTrust
    Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked lawmakers in the 9th assembly to defend the independence of the legislature in line with democratic ethos. Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Seriake Dickson, in a congratulatory message to the new leadership of the 9th assembly by his Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Mr Daniel Alabrah, also charged the new leadership to ensure that the rights of Nigerians were defended and well protected. The governors said the election of the 9th assembly leadership was democracy in action and urged them to be ... more
  • 4 days Why wheat farming is suffering setback in Nigeria DailyTrust
    Lack of policy framework to mandate agricultural research institutes to ensure consistent supply of high yielding varieties of modified seeds to farmers has been identified as the major concern militating against massive production of wheat across the country. The national president, Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Salim Mohammed disclosed this in Kano at a stakeholders meeting organized by the Kano state chapter of Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) project. He said the country has enough land and human capital to cater for its wheat consumption need, but the policy direction towards the crop in terms of ... more
  • 4 days LIVE: Is Gernot Rohr right to drop Kelechi Iheanacho from the Super Eagles’ squad? DailyTrust
  • 4 days June 12 Democracy Day: Group seeks prayers for Nigeria DailyTrust
    A group known as Democracy Vanguard of Nigeria in Diaspora U.S.A. (DVN) has called for sincere prayers for the nation as it marks June 12 Democracy Day. DVND President, Timothy Sule, in a release yesterday, said the country practiced democracy without democratic principles. Sule, however, expressed optimism that Nigeria shall overcome and democracy shall thrive. “It is with a great sense of responsibility and trepidation that I write to my fellow Nigerians and the international community especially the United States of America where we are headquartered. The precarious political situation in Nigeria, especially the fears of imminent collapse of democracy ... more
  • 4 days BREAKING: Super Falcons beat South Korea DailyTrust
    The Super Falcons of Nigeria have defeated Taegeuk Nangja of Korea Republic to claim their first win in the FIFA Women’s World Cup holding in France. Nigeria took the lead in the first half after a mix-up between Kim Doyeon and Kim Minjung saw the defender send her clearance into the back of her own empty net. Oshoala then doubled the lead for Nigeria with 15 minutes left of the game after she used her strength to get past Hwang and roll the ball across the goal line. It was a deserved win for the Super Falcons as they open their ... more
  • 4 days Jigawa: Citizens lament over govt`s inability to celebrate June 12 DailyTrust
    The people of Jigawa state have expressed their disappointment over the inability for the state government to celebrate democracy day. Unlike other states of the federation, Jigawa state looks desolated as the state government failed to celebrate the maiden June 12 Democracy Day. The state governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, has been away for nearly a week now though, and there was no official statement on where he went. Sani Bala, a businessman condemned the action of the state government over the nonchalant attitude of the government to  celebrate the day, saying the failure of ... more
  • 4 days Obaseki congratulates new National Assembly leadership DailyTrust
    The Edo state government has congratulated the new National Assembly Leadership led by Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila in the Senate and House of Representatives respectively on their election. This was contained in a congratulatory message signed by the governor and made available to journalists in Benin on Wednesday. He said he is confident their reign will usher in the much-desired era of collaboration and mutual support for the executive and judicial arms of government as well as other levels of government, to consolidate on the achievements of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government. “Your rancour-free elections by ... more
  • 4 days Police bust gun fabricating factory, recover arms DailyTrust
    The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Rabiu Ladodo said the command had arrested one Eze Ajoku, a 63-year-old man in Agwa, Oguta LGA who specialized in fabricating guns. Ladodo who disclosed this on Wednesday, said the suspect was among the 22 others arrested, including a serving police Inspector, for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and illegal possession of fire arms. He listed items recovered from the fabricating factory to include one locally made pistol, one 9MM live ammunition, two double barrel pipes and eight single barrelled pipes. The police boss said other exhibits were nine riffle engine ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day: NYCN urges elected officials to focus on youths DailyTrust
    The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has urged all those elected to govern and represent the people at national and state levels to give more attention to issues that border on the well-being of the Nigerian youths. NYCN President, Comrade John Oladele Nihi, in a statement issued on Wednesday on the occasion of Nigeria’s Democracy Day, congratulated all those that emerged victorious during the 2019 general elections. He however said that the onus now lies on them to justify the mandates given to them by working hard to deliver the much needed development and good governance to the people. ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day: Governor Mohammed says June 12 significant, special DailyTrust
    Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has described June 12 as a significant and special day in the history of democracy in Nigeria. He disclosed this in a statement by his Spokesperson, Dr Ladan Salihu saying that, the celebration of the day was in recognition of late MKO Abiola’s contributions to democracy in the country and remembering the freest election ever held in the country. “This year’s Democracy Day is unique and significant in a very special way. We recall, Mr President on June 12 last year recognised late Chief MKO Abiola as the true democratically elected president in ... more
  • 4 days ADP tasks Lawan, Gbajabiamila on independence of National Assembly DailyTrust
    The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has congratulated Senator Ahmad Lawan and Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila over their emergence as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively. ADP, in a congratulatory message in Abuja on Wednesday by its National Chairman, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, hailed the maturity of all members of the National Assembly for the peaceful conduct of the election without fracas or clamp down by the security forces. Sani charged both Lawan and Gbajabiamila to take their service to the nation and unity of the country as priority, stressing that it is important to uphold the independence ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day: Nigerian refugees in Niger, Cameroon to return home – Borno governor DailyTrust
    There’s hope for over 100,000 Nigerian refugees in Niger and Cameroon Republics to return to their respective home communities in Borno state, says the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum. Governor Zulum announced this in his Democracy Day speech in Maiduguri on Wednesday, saying he would do everything within his authority to fast-track preparations for their return home soon. Daily Trust reports that there are about 75,000 Nigerian refugees in Niger Republic and over 40,000 in Cameroon, according to official figures. They were chased out of Borno State to the neighbouring francophone countries over the last 10 years by Boko ... more
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