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  • 3 days Sexual exploitation: Police arrest Sokoto Director, others DailyTrust
    The Sokoto State Police Command has arrested the three staff of the Sokoto State Urban and Regional Planning Board who allegedly impregnated a 14-year old girl over threat to the victim’s aunt. The suspects include, Director of Finance of the agency, Ahmad Yahya Nawawi, Internal Auditor, Ibrahim Isa and one Habibu Abubakar. Daily Trust exclusively reported that the trio allegedly took turns to have carnal knowledge of the girl, a sachet water hawker, in one of their offices, which resulted into a six-month old pregnancy. However, two of the suspects, Nawawi and Abubakar described the allegation as frame up with ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: Cured cases surpasses new confirmed cases – Embassy DailyTrust
    The People’s Republic of China Embassy in Nigeria says 2 out of 13 provinces on Chinese mainland are not seeing new cases of confirmed COVID-19. According to a newsletter on “Fighting 2019-nCoV” by the Embassy in Abuja, as of 24:00 on Feb. 19, the National Health Commission received 74,576 reports of confirmed cases on the mainland. “These include 2,118 deaths and 16,155 patients cured and discharged from hospital; there still remained 4,922 suspected cases. “So far, 126,363 are now under medical observation, who have been identified as having had close contact with infected patients. “The number of confirmed infections in ... more
  • 3 days South Korean city on full alert as coronavirus numbers soar DailyTrust
    South Korea’s southeastern area was on full alert as the number of corona-virus patients continued to surge on Friday. The new cases were most assumed to be related to a church associated with a minor religious sect. South Korea reported 52 new cases of the new corona-virus on Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 156. The number of COVID-19 infections here has almost tripled in just three days, with most new infections traced to a branch of the Shincheonji church in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul. Out of the 52 new cases, 41 are ... more
  • 3 days CBN to create 10 million jobs in 5 years DailyTrust
    The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that it will create about ten million jobs in five years through the strategic support for small scale farmers across the nation. The Director of Corporate communications of the Apex bank, Mr Isaac Okoroafor stated this in Owerri at customers’ sensitization programme. He said that the CBN would create Ten million jobs in the next five years by providing strategic support to small scale farmers and the anchor companies that would buy agricultural produce from the farmers. According to him the apex bank has set up a strategic plan to create ten million ... more
  • 3 days 3 teenagers sentenced to prison for cultism DailyTrust
    A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced three teenager to three months imprisonment each for belonging to an unlawful society and smoking Marijuana in public. Magistrate S.O. Obasa, sentenced Haruna Ahmed, 18, Orilomo Isiah, 19, and Gideon Tugbor, 19, after they pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy, belonging to an unlawful society and harmful acts. The convicts, who begged the court to tamper justice with mercy, stated that they were aware of their wrong doings. Magistrate Obasa did not give the convicts option to pay fine. “I have considered the facts of this case, and that the defendants ... more
  • 3 days PHOTOS: Demolition of GSM market (Jagwal) in Maiduguri DailyTrust
    Demolition begins at a popular GSM market (Jagwal) in Maiduguri the Borno State capital.       The post PHOTOS: Demolition of GSM market (Jagwal) in Maiduguri appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 3 days Obasanjo calls for unity among Nigerians DailyTrust
    Former Nigeria’s President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerians to always see themselves as agents of unity as the country navigates the security challenges troubling it. Obasanjo made the call at the Family Worship Centre (FWC) Abuja during the funeral service of Mrs Jennifer Etuh, wife of Mr Thomas Etuh, Chairman, Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN). He said Nigeria would be better off if its citizens see themselves as drivers of unity just as the late Jennifer was, both in life and in death. “The bible says in all things give thanks. In the part of ... more
  • 3 days Alleged fraud: EFCC arrests ex-Kogi governor’s son, Muhammed Audu DailyTrust
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested Muhammed Audu, the son of the late Prince Abubakar Audu, a former governor of Kogi State, for his alleged involvement in financial malfeasance. EFCC acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, in a statement yesterday, said the suspect was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly diverting to his personal use, the funds to the tune of several millions of dollars and billions of naira donated to the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF. He said investigations revealed that the suspect allegedly used two of his companies, Mediterranean Hotels Limited and Mediterranean Sports, to divert the funds ... more
  • 3 days Insurgency, punishment for our sins – Sultan DailyTrust
    Buhari will not resign over insecurity-FG As Senate mulls agency for repentant terrorists The insurgency in the country is part of God’s punishment against Nigerians for disobeying his commands, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll has said. Speaking at the 5th International Conference on “Love and Tolerance: Countering Violent Extremism for Peaceful Coexistence” in Abuja, the Sultan said Nigerians were living in sin and have refused to abide by the teachings of the Quran and the Bible. The Sultan, who was represented by the Emir of Jiwa, Dr. Idris Musa, expressed dismay over the spate of insecurity ... more
  • 3 days National budgets not reflective of devt plans — Senate DailyTrust
    The Senate yesterday said the annual national budgets were not reflective of the national development plans. It mandated its committee on National Planning, Finance and Appropriation to hold a roundtable meeting with agencies in budgeting process to conduct a thorough review of budgeting practices and national planning process, with a view to creating a more synergized and collaborative system that is both effective and efficient. The resolution was sequel to a motion by Senator Stella Oduah (Anambra North) and five others. Oduah said despite Nigeria’s articulated national plans over the years, the nation continued to adopt annual national budgets that ... more
  • 3 days Reps urge FG to appoint more S/Court justices DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Government to appoint more Justices of Supreme Court to accelerate the determination of cases and dispensation of justice in Nigeria. This followed the adoption of a motion by Onofiok Akpan Luke (PDP, Akwa Ibom)  who noted that the number of justices of the Supreme Court had been reduced to 13 with the recent retirement of Justice Amiru Sanusi from the court. He the situation would get worse owing to the impending retirement of another justice of the court in few months from now. The post Reps urge FG to appoint more S/Court ... more
  • 3 days Almajiri menace: Wield big stick on govs, Sultan tells Buhari DailyTrust
    The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to wield the big stick on state governors who fail to implement recommendations for tackling the challenges of almajiri, divorce, drug abuse and other social menace. According to sultan, no governor is bigger than the country. He spoke as chairman at the Joint National Conference of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Future Assured Initiative of First Lady Aisha Buhari, on “Repositioning the Muslim Family for National Development”. Sultan said: “Mr. President, as the Commander-in-Chief, as a retired general and I know you’re not tired. ... more
  • 3 days Police kill 1, arrest 4 suspected robbers in Plateau DailyTrust
    The Plateau State Police Command on Thursday said it killed one suspected cattle rustler and arrested four suspected armed robbers in different operations in the state. The spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Ubah Gabriel, said the killing of the suspected rustler followed the arrest of one Halidu Idris of Radi Village of Bassa Local Government Area of the state, a member of a notorious gang suspected specialised in cattle rustlers in the area, who led a team of the police to their hideout wherein one of the rustling was shot dead in a gun battle. The command said ... more
  • 3 days 2 killed, others arrested in Katsina DailyTrust
    A gun duel between suspected bandits and security operatives alongside vigilante members yesterday led to the death of two persons among which was a suspected bandit, Abubakar Nayabale and another vigilante member. It was gathered that the suspected bandits numbering eight on motorbikes and armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked Kumare village, Kurfi LGA of Katsina State and tried to kidnap one Yahaya Tella, 55, of the same address. The residents mobilised themselves and called security personnel and engaged the hoodlums in gun duel with one causalty recorded on each side, it was gathered. Confirming the incidence, SP Gambo Isah ... more
  • 3 days Cult clash claims 5 lives in Edo DailyTrust
    Five persons have reportedly been killed in a renewed clash between rival cult groups in Edo State. It was gathered that the killings were to mark one year anniversary of the killings of two rival leaders in Aye and Eiye confraternities. The victims were said to have been killed between Monday and Wednesday. It was gathered that three persons were killed at Nomayo junction, Aifuwa along Upper Sokponba road in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state. It was further gathered that two other persons were killed at Third junction area, when the cult boys stormed the area shooting sporadically ... more
  • 3 days Buni flags off distribution of livelihood items to returnee IDPs DailyTrust
    Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni yesterday flagged off the distribution of the livelihood support materials to internally displaced persons in Gaidam, Gujba, Gulani and Yunusari Local Government Areas of the state. The distribution was in conjunction with the African Development Bank under the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, and Livelihood Improvement Support Project. The items consisted of 300 animal traction packages, ram fattening, goat breeding, fish farming items, chicken production materials, artisanal fishing materials, improved seeds package and dignity kit packages. Buni said: “In all, 5,293 people from the four local government areas will benefit. For the purpose of achieving the ... more
  • 3 days Man nabbed for allegedly dumping lover’s corpse by roadside DailyTrust
    Homicide detectives attached to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (SCIID), Panti, Lagos State, have commenced investigation into the alleged dumping of the body of a woman by the roadside at Igando by her lover. The suspect, one Clement Ejindo, a cosmetic seller, was allegedly arrested when video of him and the deceased identified as Promised Abor went viral on social media. Through the video, detectives from Igando police station were said to have tracked down a mechanic freind of the suspect who led policemen to his hideout. The police said that the deceased children had led the police ... more
  • 3 days Resident doctors protest inadequate manpower at ATBU Teaching Hospital DailyTrust
    Resident doctors at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in Bauchi have staged a protest against shortage of manpower in the hospital. The protesting doctors   carrying various placards with inscriptions such as “ATBUTH increase manpower”, “We want more employment for resident doctors”, “Federal Ministry of Health come to our rescue” amongst others, demanded that the ministry and other authorities in the sector be responsive to their demand. Speaking with newsmen the president of the association, Bauchi chapter, Dr Sani Kabril, said that they decided embark on the peaceful protest due of the difficult conditions they were passing through. “The ... more
  • 3 days Beneficiaries laud FG over disbursement of resettlement component in Borno DailyTrust
    Beneficiaries of the federal government’s empowerment programme have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for pulling them out of poverty. The government had, through the National Directorate of Employment, empowered 8,150 women and youths from 27 local government areas of the state with starter packs, micro loans, and other empowerment components. Some of the empowerment components include sets of water pump, generator sets, sewing machines, welding machines, and knitting machines. Others are grinding machines, carpentry tools, electrical instruments, computer sets, handset repairs tools, auto electronics, POP, solar energy tools, satellite instruments, catering sets, and plumbing machines. One of the beneficiaries, Muhammed Musa, ... more
  • 3 days SEMA partners Shell on free medical outreach DailyTrust
    The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with Shell Petroleum Development Company and other partners, has embarked on free medical outreach in Gadaka, Fika Local Government Area of the State. The programme, which was flagged off at Gadaka, targeted about 1,500 beneficiaries. Speaking during the programme, the Executive Secretary of SEMA, Dr Mohammed Goje, said the collaboration was meant to provide surgery and free medical services to those in need. He noted that all the beneficiaries screened have been suffering from one ailment or the other. He said they were mostly the vulnerable in the society who find it ... more
  • 3 days Yobe commissioner raises alarm on unaccredited health schools DailyTrust
    The Yobe State Commissioner,  Ministry of Health, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, has called  on parents and students to desist from patronising unqualified health tertiary institutions operating in the state. The commissioner made the call at a media briefing organised in his office yesterday in Damaturu. Gana said Yobe has only three recognised health training institutions which are: Yobe State University, Shehu Sule College of Nursing and Midwifery, and College of Health Sciences, Nguru. He said about four unqualified health schools were reported to be operating in Potiskum and Bade Local Government Areas. He warned that anyone who obtained any certificate ... more
  • 3 days Taraba rice farmers confident of bumper harvest DailyTrust
    Rice farmers in Taraba State said they were expecting bumper harvest from their dry season farming. North East Trust reports that the stability recorded in the prices of paddy rice and high demand has attracted more farmers to cue into the dry season farming in the state. In Jalingo,Karim_Lamido,Lau, Gassol, Wukari,Donga and Ibbi local government areas, hundreds of farmers have embarked on rice production through dry season farming programme. The  River Benue, River Donga and River Taraba have also served as good sources of water supply needed by dry farmers across the state. A farmer, Engineer Yahaya Malinda, told North ... more
  • 3 days Gombe Channels TV reporter dies at 39 DailyTrust
    The Gombe State Correspondent of the Channels Television, Mr Vincent Bala Danture, has died early Wednesday morning at the age of 39, after a protracted illness. A statement by the state Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Sa’idu Bappah Malala, said the journalist passed away at the National Hospital in Abuja, where he was receiving treatment. The deceased, who hailed from Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe state, started his working career with the Gombe Media Corporation as a reporter and newscaster. Late Danture joined the Channels TV in January 2019 as a correspondent in the state. He ... more
  • 3 days VOA to set up regional office in Gombe DailyTrust
    The Voice of America (VOA) says it is setting up a regional reporting centre in Gombe state to coordinate the station’s activities in the North East sub-region of the country. The VOA’s Head of Hausa Service, Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to intimate him of the plan by the US international broadcaster to establish its regional office in the state. He said when established, the centre would serve as the northeast hub for VOA’s programmes which includes; integrated newscasts, magazine shows, diverse stringer reports, exclusive interviews, call-in shows and panel discussions ... more
  • 3 days Assembly calls for establishment of fire station in Alkaleri DailyTrust
    The Bauchi State House of Assembly has adopted a motion calling on the governor to establish a fire station in Alkaleri. This followed a motion moved by the member representing Pali State Constituency,Hon. Yusuf Muhammad Bako to tackled delay of firemen to tackled fire disaster in the area. Moving the motion Bako said the area was prone to fire disasters as witnessed last year when several lives were lost and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed. Yusuf explained that Alkaleri is far from Bauchi and Gombe and whenever there is fire incidence there are no officers of fire service ... more
  • 3 days LG trains 3,828 youths, women on entrepreneurship in Taraba DailyTrust
    Jalingo local government council in Taraba state,  has trained 3282 women and youths on different skills under its entrepreneurship programme. The chairman of the council, Alhaji Nasuru Bobbiji, said  at  the passing out of the seventh batch of the programme that it was designed to train unemployed youths in various skills to make them  self-reliant. The Chairman explained that the training  was conducted in seven out of the 10 wards of the local government and the remaining three wards will be covered  very soon. He commended the beneficiaries for the seriousness they showed during the training. The chairman urged   them ... more
  • 3 days Group faults removal of 5% from IIRO assistance to orphans, less privileged in Bauchi DailyTrust
    Women Coalition for Sustainable Peace and Viable Democratic Gains in Bauchi State has appealed to Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir and the anti-graft agencies to compel the Bauchi State Agency for Orphans and Vulnerable Children BASOVCA  to return the five percent removed from the financial aid given to orphans in the state. The agency was saddled with the task of distributing the money donated by the International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIRO). .Spokesperson for the group,  Fatima Umar, made the plea yesterday in Bauchi when its membersvisited the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). She said they received a series ... more
  • 3 days Europa League: Bukayo Saka shines as Arsenal beat Olympiacos DailyTrust
    Nigerian-born star Bukayo Saka continued his incredible rise with another fine display in the Europa League last 32 first leg match between Olympiacos and Arsenal on Thursday. The full back earned himself another assist when he laid the ball for Alexandre Lacazette to tap into the net in the 81 minute of the match. Saka has assisted more goals for Arsenal this season than club record signing Nicolas pepe and German playmaker Mesut Ozil. Though, it took longer than it should have, Arsenal eventually prised the goal that gave them victory in Piraeus. The well-worked effort involving Aubameyang, Saka and ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria’s Dennis torments Manchester United in Europa League draw DailyTrust
    Club Brugge’s forward Emmanuel Dennis was in his best form as he helped his club to a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in their Europa League last 32 first leg match on Thursday. Club Brugge looked well placed to secure the “miracle” win their head coach Philippe Clement spoke of in the build-up when Dennis caught Sergio Romero in no man’s land to slot home. Anthony Martial however, saved Manchester United’s blushes just before the interval. After Monday’s impressive, and much-needed, Premier League win at top-four rivals Chelsea, Solskjaer made six changes in Belgium for the first leg of this ... more
  • 3 days Bill to establish Federal Polytechnic in Delta tears lawmakers apart DailyTrust
    A bill for the establishment of Federal Polytechnic, Orogun in Delta state has pitched the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, and Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai against each other. The furore started in the House of Representatives on Thursday when Ossai Nicholas Ossai (PDP, Delta) tried to block a bill sponsored by Omo-Agege and transmitted for concurrence at the Green Chamber. The bill titled “Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, Delta state, (Establishment) Bill, 2020 (HB.642) (Senate)” was earlier stepped down by the House when it was presented for first reading two week ago. Earlier, the House relied on a claim by Ossai that ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria will defeat terrorism – Sultan DailyTrust
    The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar lll, on Thursday assured that Nigeria will win the ongoing fight against insurgency despite the current situation. He gave the assurance in Abuja at the 5th International Conference on Love and Tolerance themed: “Countering violent extremism for peaceful coexistence,” and organised by the UFUK Dialogue Foundation. The Sultan, represented by the Emir of Jiwa, Dr. Idris Musa, noted that most Nigerians do not love each other. He lamented the killings and bloodshed in country, saying “it has gotten to a stage ... more
  • 3 days Police ban PDP faction from holding event in Adamawa DailyTrust
    The Police in Adamawa state have banned an alleged faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state from holding a public event at a hotel in Yola. Police spokesman in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, on Thursday said the Police “cannot protect a party which is not recognized and registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).” Earlier today, the faction, which called itself, the Reformed People’s Democratic Party (R-PDP) alleged that its members were denied access to Lalewal Hotel in Yola, where it had earlier booked a hall for a press briefing. The briefing was later done at ... more
  • 3 days (LIVE) Europa League: Olympiacos vs Arsenal DailyTrust
    9′ MISS!!! Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) races down the right flank to make a perfect cross into the area for Lacazette to tap in but the striker fails to connect. 4′ CHANCE!!! Masouras (Olympiacos) misses the target. Another good chance for the home side as Masouras heads over at the far post from a fine cross by Valbuena. 3′  SAVE!!! Valbuena (Olympiacos) has an effort on goal but Leno makes a smart save to deny the hosts an early lead Game on… ARSENAL ... more
  • 3 days Aregbesola: We have met US visa conditions DailyTrust
    The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has met the demands of the United States of America for it to reverse the visa restrictions slammed on Nigeria. A statement by Mohammed Manga, Director (Press & Public Relations) of the Ministry of Interior, said the Minister of the ministry, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the call Thursday while receiving the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Her Excellency, Mary Beth Leonard and her team at his office. The US recently announced that it was extending visa restrictions to six countries, including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation. Consequently, President Mohammadu Buhari immediately constituted a committee ... more
  • 3 days Almajirai: Arrest irresponsible fathers – Emir Sanusi DailyTrust
    The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called for the enactment of laws against all forms of injustice in marriages by state governments. Emir Sanusi spoke on Thursday at the Joint National Conference of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Future Assured Initiative on “Repositioning the Muslim Family for National Development” held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He recommended the arrest of any irresponsible father that sends out his child as Almajiri to beg for alms. “Don’t send your children to go and beg; Stop treating Almajiri as criminals. You should rather go ... more
  • 3 days EFCC arrests ex-Kogi governor, Abubakar Audu’s son, Muhammed DailyTrust
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested Muhammed Audu, the son of the late Prince Abubakar Audu, a former governor of Kogi state, for his alleged involvement in financial malfeasance. EFCC acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, in a statement on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, for allegedly diverting funds to the tune of several millions of US Dollars and billions of Naira, which were donated to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), to his personal use. He alleged that investigations revealed that the suspect used two of his companies, Mediterranean Hotels Limited ... more
  • 3 days Edo govt revokes Ibori’s property C of O DailyTrust
    Edo State Government has revoked the Certificate of Occupancy it granted to a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, regarding a property located on Plot 103A Aiguobasimwin Crescent, old GRA in Benin. The revocation order was contained in an advertorial published on Thursday in the state-owned newspaper, the Nigerian Observer. The state governor, Godwin Obaseki, said he revoked the property in exercise of the power conferred on him by Sections (28) 1 and 38 of the Land Use Decree of 1978 and by virtue of all other laws enabling him in that regard. According to the revocation order signed ... more
  • 3 days FG needs additional 100,000 soldiers to defeat insurgents – Zulum DailyTrust
    The Nigerian military would require additional manpower to effectively prosecute the ongoing war against insurgency, Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has said. Speaking when he hosted the members of House of Representatives Committee on Defence on Wednesday, Prof. Zulum advised the federal government to consider recruiting 100,000 soldiers to address the manpower deficit currently being faced by the military. He said the state government was willing to contribute over 50,000 youths to boost the manpower needs on ad-hoc basis which can be disengaged after the ongoing war has been successful prosecuted. “Take my words, they (the military) don’t have ... more
  • 3 days Maryam Sanda asks Appeal Court to nullify death sentence DailyTrust
    Maryam Sanda, who was sentenced to death for the murder of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, has challenged her conviction and sentencing in a notice of appeal filed at the Court of Appeal in Abuja. She was sentenced to death on January 27 by an FCT High Court in Maitama after the trial judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu found her guilty of killing her husband Bello, a nephew of former PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Halliru Muhammad, in 2017. In the notice of appeal filed on her behalf by her team of counsel led by Ricky Tarfa (SAN), Maryam Sanda said the judge ... more
  • 4 days 5 killed in Edo cult war DailyTrust
    Five persons have lost their lives in renewed clash between two rival cult groups in Edo state. It was gathered that the killings were to mark one year anniversary of the death of two rival leaders in Aye and Eiye confraternities. The victims were said to have been killed in separate incidents between Monday and Wednesday, Daily Trust learnt on Thursday. Our correspondent learnt that three persons were killed  at Nomayo junction, Aifuwa and Three House areas along Upper Sokponba road in Ikpoba-Okha local government area, while two other persons died at third junction area when the ... more
  • 4 days UPP collapses structures into APC DailyTrust
    The United Progressives Party (UPP) has collapsed its structures from ward to national level into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) following its de-registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The decision was reached at a meeting of the UPP National Executive Committee (NEC), Board of Trustees (BoT), National Working Committee (NWC) and other stakeholders held on Thursday in Abuja, The UPP National Chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie in a communique sent to our correspondent said the meeting directed all UPP members to register as APC members, adding there was no need to challenge INEC’s decision in court. “We reviewed ... more
  • 4 days Police fire teargas, disperse protests over army’s forced retirement DailyTrust
    Sudanese police fired teargas on Thursday at hundreds of protesters in Khartoum calling for the reinstatement of soldiers who were forced into retirement after they voiced support for last year’s revolution, an AFP reporter said. “Hundreds of youths in Khartoum demonstrated near the presidential palace carrying Sudanese flags and signs saying ‘The army is Sudan’s army’ and ‘Don’t dismiss the army’s free men’,” an AFP correspondent said. Protesters also burned tyres and blocked roads, but police arrived and fired tear gas to disperse them, the correspondent said. Earlier this week, the military published a list of officers of various ranks ... more
  • 4 days Barcelona sign new striker, insert €300m buy out clause in contract DailyTrust
    Barcelona have completed the signing of Martin Braithwaite from fellow La Liga side Leganes, in a £15million deal. The Danish international has inked a four-year deal at Camp Nou, after the Catalan giants were handed special dispensation to sign him outside of the transfer window. Barcelona paid his release clause to take the 28-year-old to Catalunya, after Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury that has ruled him out until the end of the season. A club statement said: “FC Barcelona have paid the buy out clause of the player Martin Braithwaite and therefore he is no longer contractually tied to Club ... more
  • 4 days UNILAG: Ex-lecturer bags 21 years imprisonment for raping admission seeker DailyTrust
    An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a former part-time lecturer in the University of Lagos (Unilag), Akin Baruwa, to 21 years’ imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old admission seeker. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Josephine Oyefeso while sentencing 45-year-old Baruwa, described his action as heinous. Oyefeso held that the sentence should serve as a deterrent to others. “The offence committed against this young lady was a violation of her chastity which would have left huge emotional scars from which I pray and hope she will recover. “I cannot begin to imagine the physical and mental trauma ... more
  • 4 days PSG chief Al-Khelaifi says corruption charge ‘groundless’ DailyTrust
    Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi said Thursday he expected to be cleared of all corruption charges brought by Swiss prosecutors investigating the attribution of football broadcasting rights. Al-Khelaifi, who is also the boss of Qatari television channel BeIN Sports, said Swiss prosecutors had alredy dropped charges in connection with the 2026 and 2030 World Cups. “While a secondary technical charge remains outstanding, I have every expectation that this will be proven completely unfounded and without any substance whatsoever, in the same way as the primary case,” he said in a statement. (AFP) The post PSG chief Al-Khelaifi says corruption charge ... more
  • 4 days Senate calls for reinstatement of Maryam Mohammed into service of NDPHC DailyTrust
    The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution at plenary, mandating the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, (NDPHC) to reinstate Maryam Mohammed, following her disengagement from service on June 10, 2016. It also directed the NDPHC upon her reinstatement, to pay all her entitlements given the fact that her disengagement did not follow due process in line with civil service rules and procedures. The resolution of senate followed a report of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions in respect of a petition from Maryam Mohammed against NDPHC for alleged wrongful termination of her appointment. Presenting the report at plenary, ... more
  • 4 days Senate to review national planning, budgeting process DailyTrust
    The Senate, on Thursday, expressed concern that the annual national budgets were not reflective of the national development plans. The Senate, accordingly, mandated its committee on National Planning, Finance and Appropriation to hold a round table meeting with agencies in budgeting process to conduct a thorough review of budgeting practices and national planning process, with a view to creating a more synergized and collaborative system that is both effective and efficient. The resolution was sequel to the motion “the need to establish a visionary budget-driven National Planning Framework for Nigeria” by Senator Stella Oduah (Anambra North) and five others. Senator ... more
  • 4 days Senate mulls agency for repentant Boko Haram insurgents DailyTrust
    A bill for the establishment of an agency for the de-radicalization and integration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents was read for the first time on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. The bill titled: “National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalization and Integration of repentant insurgents in Nigeria (Est, etc) Bill, 2020”  was sponsored by former Yobe Governor, Senator Ibrahim Geidam, (Yobe East). The rise of Boko Haram in 2009 has claimed at least 27,000 lives. The insurgency has displaced nearly 2.4 million people in the Lake Chad Basin. To date, the Lake Chad Basin region is grappling with ... more
  • 4 days Auto crash claims 8 lives in Zamfara DailyTrust
    Eight people have lost their lives in a ghastly accident along Gusau – Sokoto highway in Zamfara State. The Public Relations Officer of the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Auwal Usman Ruwan Doruwa told Daily Trust on Thursday that the accident occurred when a driver of a  car conveying three persons tried to dodge a pothole and had a head-on collision with another car coming from Kebbi state. “The driver, which was believed to be a staff of Federal Inland Revenue Service was coming from Kano on his way to Sokoto. However, the other three  persons involved including a lecturer, ... more
  • 4 days Akwa Ibom shuts down school over students unrest DailyTrust
    The Akwa Ibom State Government has closed down Government Technical College, Ewet in Uyo local government area indefinitely over unrest, which left many including the Divisional Police Officer in the area injured. Students of the school had on Wednesday, 19th February engaged in a fight that led to the destruction of properties, and injuries to some staff and policemen who tried to quell the crisis. It was learnt that the Divisional Police Officer in the area was injured during the unrest and is in a critical condition at an undisclosed hospital while a member of staff was undergoing ... more
  • 4 days Insecurity: Buhari will not resign — FG DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign over the security challenges in the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this in Abuja on Thursday while addressing journalists. The minister was reacting to calls, from various quarters, for Buhari’s resignation over the rising insecurity in the country. “President will not resign. He has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country till the expiration of his tenure in May 2023,” the minister said. Recall that the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, recently, asked President Buhari to resign because of the rising insecurity ... more
  • 4 days House of Reps orders Centre to remit N542m within 21 days DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has asked the Centre for Management Development (CMD) to remit N542 million to federal government within 21 days . The committee chairman, James Abiodun Faleke (APC, Lagos) said the amount is what the Centre failed to remit to Consolidated Revenue Fund between 2012 and 2018. Faleke who gave the order at an investigative hearing on Wednesday, said the centre failed to remit N378.4 million, N86 million and N78 million in in 2012, 2016 and 2017 respectively. He complained that the country is in dire need of money and the amount being generated by ... more
  • 4 days IGR: Sokoto generates N41billion revenue DailyTrust
    Sokoto State Internal Revenue Service raked in about N41 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from 2017 to 2019. Director Payee, Ibrahim Mijinyawa, who revealed this in Sokoto, also disclosed that a law which established the present Sokoto State Internal Revenue Service replacing the defunct Sokoto State Board of Internal Revenue was enacted and assented to by Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Dec. 31, 2019. He was speaking at the stakeholders’ Periodic Reflection and Action Meeting on Tax Justice and Gender Responsive Public Service and Breaking Barriers project, organized by Rural Women and Youth Development (RUWOYD) in Sokoto. ” The defunct ... more
  • 4 days Champions League: Hateboer at the double as Atlanta thump Valencia DailyTrust
    Atalanta have continued with their impressive Champions League campaign as they edge towards the quarter-finals after lashing Valencia 4-1 to take a commanding lead into the second leg of the last-16 tie. Hans Hateboer, with two’s brace, Josip Ilicic goal and a wonder-strike from Remo Freuler saw off the two-time finalists in an impressive outing. Atlanta’s home Champions League matches have been played at Milan’s San Siro because their Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo does not meet Uefa requirements. That notwithstanding, their devoted fans made the stadium their own on Wednesday. Atlanta would have had an opener in the eighth minute ... more
  • 4 days Migration: IOM, Carta di Roma stage parley for journalists in Rome DailyTrust
    The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with Associazione Carta di Roma staged a workshop for media professionals from Africa and Europe who are covering migration issues. The workshop, which held from February 10 to 14 in Rome, created a platform for 12 journalists from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Senegal and Italy to share ideas on migration dynamics. The dialogue is carried out in the framework of the “Aware migrants – From Migrants to Migrants” project which is being financed by the Italian Ministry of Interior. Within this period, the journalists visited the newsrooms of La Stampa Newspaper, Associated ... more
  • 4 days Drop calls: Senate, Fashola berate NCC for defending telecom companies DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) came under criticism following an outburst against the commission by the Senate and Minister of Works for openly protecting telecoms companies over increasing cases of dropped calls. The attack came following the public hearing on a motion titled: “Increasing rate of drop calls and other unwholesome practices by telecom network operators in Nigeria that had robbed Nigerians of their hard earned billions of Naira.” The public hearing was organised by the Senate Committee on Communications in Abuja on Wednesday. The NCC had accused the Federal Ministry of Works of contracting construction of projects to contractors ... more
  • 4 days Injury-hit Tottenham risk Champions League exit after shock defeat DailyTrust
    English side Tottenham fell at home 0-1 to Bundesliga high flyers RB Leipzig in the first leg encounter of the Champions League round-of-16 match on Wednesday night. The slick Leipzig side dominated the first half and scored the only goal through Timo Werner’s penalty after Ben Davies clumsily fouled Konrad Laimer in the 58th minute. Spurs did rally in the closing stages, going close to equalising through Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, but Mourinho was left to bemoan a lack of attacking options after Heung-Min Son had joined Harry Kane on the long-term injury list before the ... more
  • 4 days Southern Kaduna and tale of illegal artisans, miners DailyTrust
    The ‘county’ southern Kaduna region, has always been described as the microcosm of Nigeria due to it multi ferrous nature, in all ramification. It has been a conglomerate of closely linked tribes with a long singular source of origin. With over fifty (50) tribes and many dialects, its diversity is well pronounced and well defined. It makes up over ninety percent (90%) of the fifty-seven (57) languages eminent in Kaduna state, 60% of tribes of the seven States of the North West, about ten percent (10%) of the entire languages in Nigeria after Taraba, Bauchi and Adamawa which have more ... more
  • 4 days Monguno: Celebrating outstanding legislator at 54 DailyTrust
    For over a decade now, starting from the year 2007, the man Bar Mohammed Tahir Monguno, the Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, has been representing the people of Marte/Monguno/Nganzai Federal Constituency of Borno State without any interruption. Born on February 12, 1966, Monguno first cut his teeth as a lawyer, who knows his onions in all ramifications. He just marked 54 years on mother earth. And so far, he has made his modest contributions to the growth and development of the country through robust legislation. Having studied law in the University of Maiduguri and graduated in 1989, Monguno ... more
  • 4 days Back to land, an economic policy indoctrination DailyTrust
    “Go back to farm” is entirely a western agenda to dominate African countries. Europeans and the developed world have been preaching this to us. They claim that  agriculture will develop us. However, contrary to this view, an American economist, professor and political theorist,  WW Rostow (1960) said, “Modernisation refers to economic development and the transformation from agriculture to industrial society along with a corresponding social, political and cultural shift.” Therefore, we can never progress with only agriculture. We need industries and technology, because dependence on agriculture only stagnates our progress and development. Of course, agriculture is good when a country ... more
  • 4 days Symbols and pride of Azare DailyTrust
    Azare is a city in Bauchi State with few historical symbols. The two city gates (Kofar Gari), the central mosque and the emir’s palace are the few edifices the residents hold so dear with a lot of pride. Unfortunately, a company has stolen one of these prides from us and used it as a billboard for their advertisement and promotion of Manchester City Football Club. With the consent of our local government administrators, the company substituted the historic design of our Kofar Gari with their blue and white and Manchester City FC logo. This really hurts my conscience whenever I ... more
  • 4 days Court grants N800, 000 bail to landlady over forceful ejection of tenants DailyTrust
    A Grade One Area Court in Karshi, Abuja, has granted a landlady, Eugene Ohanu, bail in the sum of N800,000 for alleged forceful ejection of her tenants. The First Information Report obtained by City News shows that the complainants, Pamela Egemonu and Onyegah Jennifer, reported the landlady to the Karu Police Station that the landlady conspired with her caretaker, Benjamin Atolagbe and three carpenters; Gilbert Ejiofor, Abel Christopher and Joseph Godwin, to trespass into their apartments at FHA Karu, Abuja and remove their roofing sheets and other parts of the building. The complainants further reported that the action of the ... more
  • 4 days Ekiti govt to translate laws into Yoruba language DailyTrust
    The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Olawale. Fapohunda, has disclosed that the state’s Ministry of Justice would soon commence the translation of the laws of Ekiti State into Yoruba Language. Fapohunda, who made the remark yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, said laws to be translated included the recently passed law on Amotekun, which was awaiting the assent of Governor Kayode Fayemi. According to him, the translation was in furtherance of the commitment of the Fayemi administration to its citizens’ active participation in governance. He further stated, “Given the volumes of the laws of Ekiti State, the translation will ... more
  • 4 days Another constitution review jamboree? DailyTrust
    The Ninth Senate, like every Senate before it since 1999, has set up a 56-member committee for the amendment of the 1999 Constitution. No doubt, the decision to engage in the exercise is borne out of the constant criticisms of the constitution for containing many contradictions that impede harmony and development of Nigeria. The committee, headed by Deputy Senate President Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, may be the Senate’s response to such complaints. Senate President Ahmed Lawan, in setting up the committee, gave his reasons thus: “Nigerians definitely have interest in the Constitution Review that the National Assembly will embark upon. There ... more
  • 4 days CBN seeks land for dairy production investment DailyTrust
    The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has requested for land to be allocated to investors who are interested in dairy production in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The governor made the request when he led Mr Ben Langat, Managing Director, Friesland Campina, Mr Mauricio Alarcon, Managing Director Nestle and Mrs Zubaida Damakka, Director, L and Z Integrated Ltd, on visit to the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye, Emefiele urged the minister to fast-track the allocation of land ... more
  • 4 days Lawmaker empowers constituents DailyTrust
    A House of Representatives member for Abuja-south federal constituency, Alhaji Hassan Usman Sokodabo, has empowered the people of his constituency with sewing machines, hair dressing machines, sprayers, agro chemicals, generators and grinding engines. Alhaji Hassan, while distributing the items to youths, women and some farmers, said the aim was to support and empower the less privileged. He said the gesture was part of his campaign promises. He urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the materials, advising them to establish small scale businesses. Sokodabo, who pleaded with those who have not been able to benefit from the empowerment scheme ... more
  • 4 days Use Abacha loot to tackle insecurity, FG told DailyTrust
    Some stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have urged the Federal Government to use part of the recovered $308m General Sani Abacha loot to strengthen security operations in the territory. The move, they said, would help combat the growing menace of violent crimes in the FCT. Isaac David, President of Abuja Original Inhabitants Youths Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO) who spoke on behalf of the stakeholders said the money should be used in establishing the FCT Security Trust Fund. He said the fund would assist in addressing some of the FCT’s most critical security concerns. “The fund is a practical response ... more
  • 4 days Minimum wage: Workers give Adamawa govt 7-day strike notice DailyTrust
    The organized labour in Adamawa state has given the state government up to Feb. 25 to conclude negotiations with it over the national minimum wage or face an indefinite strike action. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had already implemented N32,000 minimum wage for workers on grade levels 1 to 7. Bulletin No. 2 from the organized labour made available to NAN on Wednesday in Yola, indicated that the organized labour had met three times with government, with the last meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 18. “We have made the government to understand the level of ... more
  • 4 days FG to Discos: Allow other investors if you can’t deliver electricity to Nigerians   DailyTrust
    The Federal Government has advised electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to allow other investors if they cannot perform their responsibilities, saying the current subsidy regime is not sustainable. The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, gave the charge on Wednesday while fielding questions from journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. Engr. Mamman said the government was now willing to take up the matter in the power sector as the country could generate up to 13,000 megawatts of electricity, transmit 7,000 megawatts, but manage to distribute 3,000. When asked to ... more
  • 4 days Amotekun: South West governors tasked on human rights, accountability DailyTrust
    The Citizen’s Gavel has urged the South West governors to ensure they respect and protect individual and collective human rights of Nigerians in the Amotekun initiative. The Team Lead, Citizens’ Gavel, Mr. Nelson Olanipekun, gave this charge in Abuja on Wednesday. He commended the governors on the Amotekun initiative, saying for it to succeed as a community security intervention, its foundational laws, concepts, principles, policies and regulations must be totally imbued with adequate human rights provisions. The non-governmental organization, which has been on the frontline of the #EndSARS movement, urged the state governments and state assemblies to pay utmost attention ... more
  • 4 days FEC approves N14.95bn irrigation, road projects DailyTrust
    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the augmentation and variation for Tada Shonga Irrigation Project in Kwara state, raising the total cost to N10.18bn. The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, who briefed State House Correspondents in Abuja after the FEC meeting chaired by President Muhamadu Buhari, said the abandoned project which started in 2010, had the completion period of 36 months. Adamu, who said the ministry of agriculture made it a priority project because of its huge potential for irrigation, especially for rice production, added that the variation had increased the size of the project from 1,500 hectares ... more
  • 4 days Anthony Joshua visits Sagamu, says I won’t be far from my roots DailyTrust
    There was jubilation on Wednesday as the world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua (AJ), visited his hometown in Sagamu, Ogun state. Hundreds of indigenes, mostly youths were thrilled by the visit, coming barely two months after AJ defeated Andy Ruiz Jr at the Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Daily Trust gathered that his homecoming follows several calls on him to visit the hometown. Joshua, who is billed to defend his titles against IBF mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev, in April 2020, met with the Akarigbo and Paramount ruler of Remo kingdom, Oba Babatunde Ajayi and ... more
  • 4 days Police arrest suspected killer of senior Aso Rock official DailyTrust
    The Police in Abuja have arrested the suspected killer of Laetitia Naankang Dagan, a senior Aso Rock official, who was murdered in her residence in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Daily Trust reports that the 47-year-old Ms. Dagan, an Assistant Director of Administration in the State House, Abuja, was allegedly murdered by unknown person(s) on Monday evening in her apartment in the Galadimawa District of Abuja. The State House Deputy Director of Information, Attah Esa, had in a statement issued on Tuesday, said Ms. Dagan, who hails from Plateau State, worked in her office on Monday till 8pm, but by ... more
  • 4 days I saw my arrest coming, says Agba Jalingo [Video] DailyTrust
    Agba Jalingo, publisher of Cross River Watch who has just been released on bail after 179 days in detention arrived Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) in Lagos on Wednesday afternoon where he speaks on his arrest and prosecution. The post I saw my arrest coming, says Agba Jalingo [Video] appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria requires $2bn to develop Coronavirus drugs – Pharmacist DailyTrust
    A Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, Peace Chinedum Babalola, says Nigeria requires about $2 billion to detect, diagnose and develop drugs to fight Coronavirus, Ebola, Lassa fever and other epidemics in the country. Babalola, who is the Vice-Chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Ogun state, spoke while addressing newsmen on Wednesday, said Nigeria must not wait until the outbreak of an epidemic but ready and be alerted to battle the health challenges. The Vice-Chancellor, who just won the African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence at the recently concluded 33rd AU Summit in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, called on the ... more
  • 4 days Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls: CAN urges Buhari to fulfill promise DailyTrust
    * rejects Presidency warning on Katsina killings The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill his promise of securing the release of Miss Leah Sharibu, the Chibok school girls and others abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists. The Director, Legal and Public Affairs of CAN, Evangelist Kwamkur Samuel Vondip, on Wednesday in a statement, said the President should rather fulfill his promises on Boko Haram, rather than repeating such promises. He also berated the Presidency for warning the residents of Katsina and other states from defending themselves from bandits and kidnappers’ attacks. He said President ... more
  • 4 days Police parade 12 abductors of Nasarawa Permanent Secretary, 35 other suspects DailyTrust
    Twelve suspected kidnappers have been apprehended in connection with the abduction of the Permanent Secretary, Nasarawa state Ministry of Works, Mr. Jibril Giza. Parading all the suspects on Wednesday in Lafia, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bola Longe said, “We arrested five suspected kidnappers at first, along Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area and at Shabu town of Lafia Local Government on Wednesday. According to him, the police also apprehended about seven others suspects at Duduguru village in Jenkwe town. He said, “The Permanent Secretary was kidnapped on Sunday morning at about 12:40 am. We mobilized our personnel to all ... more
  • 4 days Lady lands in Police net for attempted kidnap DailyTrust
    The Nasarawa state Police Command has arrested a lady, Paulina Santos, for allegedly attempting to kidnap her friend’s mother. Parading the suspect alongside other suspected criminals on Wednesday in Lafia, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bola Longe, alleged that Paulina conceived a plan to kidnap the mother of her close friend whose husband works with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC). According to him, “On February 11, at about 2030hrs, based on credible intelligence, police operatives attached to the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping section busted and subsequently arrested one Paulina Santos ‘f’ who had conceived a disingenuous plan to kidnap the ... more
  • 4 days Police arrest 10 alleged cattle rustlers, bandits’ informant DailyTrust
    The Police Command in Sokoto state says it has arrested no fewer than 10 persons suspected of rustling 24 sheep, 11 cattle and eight goats in the state. Briefing newsmen in Sokoto on Wednesday, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje, said that several others were arrested for various crimes including a bandits’ informant. He said that the 10 suspects were reported on Feb. 12, to Kwanni Police Station by the owners of the animals. “The suspect armed themselves with cutlass, swords and sticks, invaded the houses of the complainants, attacked and robbed them of their cows, sheep and ... more
  • 4 days Senate moves to establish Civil Defence Academy DailyTrust
    A bill seeking to establish Nigerian Civil Defence Academy on Wednesday passed second reading in the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Senator Musa Mohammed Musa Sani (Niger East), showed that the academy shall be an institution of high-level manpower development, with a mandate to train Civil Defence Corps to acquire and attain the highest standards of professionalism. Senator Musa said the proposed law for the establishment of the academy was a fall out of several internal security challenges facing the country. “It has become apparent that efforts have to be made to develop the capacities of supportive security organs such ... more
  • 4 days Lassa fever: How infected student arrived Lagos DailyTrust
    The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in the state, assuring residents that the infected person has been isolated, as “everything is under control.” Addressing newsmen at the Ministry of Health today, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, narrated how the young student from Ebonyi state who was infected with the disease came to Lagos, saying he is presently undergoing treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). EDITOR’S PICK: Lassa fever death toll rises According to him, the student, whose name was not disclosed to avoid future stigmatization, was ... more
  • 4 days Ekiti govt to translate Amotekun law, others into Yoruba language DailyTrust
    The Ekiti State Ministry of Justice, says it will immediately commence the translation of the laws of the state, including that of Amotekun security outfit, into Yoruba language. The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, disclosed this at a news conference in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday. He said that it was the desire of the state government to bring the laws to the understanding of the greater number of people so as reduce crimes. According to him, in furtherance of the Gov. Kayode Fayemi-led administration’s commitment to the citizens’ active participation in governance, he (Fayemi) has approved the translation of ... more
  • 5 days Immigrations chief tells Reps ctte “sharing formula” for funds generated (video) DailyTrust
    Comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigrations Service appears before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance to brief lawmakers about the agency’s finances–from cost of passport to “sharing formula” for the agency’s funds The post Immigrations chief tells Reps ctte “sharing formula” for funds generated (video) appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 5 days Why I withdrew Mane, Salah in Atletico defeat – Jürgen Klopp DailyTrust
    Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp has revealed the reason he withdrew star forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in his team’s Champions League round-of-16 first leg defeat on Tuesday night. Atletico Madrid edged past Liverpool by a lone goal in their encounter at the Wanda Metropolitano. Saul Niguez scored the only goal of the game in the fourth minute and the hosts held on to see off the reigning European Champions. Klopp replaced Mane with Divock Origi after the break while Salah was pulled out for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 72nd minute. The duo helped Liverpool to win the Champions League ... more
  • 5 days Victor Abimbola Olaiya: Gone with his trumpet DailyTrust
    A musical Halley’s comet eclipsed the Nigerian musical firmament almost unnoticed last Wednesday. Victor Abimbola Olaiya, highlife music maestro, bandleader, businessman and doyen of highlife music left us forever on February 12. He was just a few months shy of his 90th birthday. Born in Calabar to parents of Ekiti descent, Olaiya rebelled against parental wish to study Civil Engineering at Howard University, and chose to play music. Olaiya learnt to play the trumpet at an early age and mastered it so much he played with icons like Louis Armstrong. He bestrode Nigerian social life from pre-independence till his exit popularizing ... more
  • 5 days Mrs. Obiageli Mazi DailyTrust
    Life and its vicissitudes. Like it says in the song, ‘go to bed on top of the world, and wake up the world on top of you,. It however makes sweet commentary when you go to bed, world on top of you, and wake up on top of the world. Until that cold morning, the world had been on top of her as she eked out a living as a primary school teacher in a place so hostile that it is a marvel that she is found there at all. She has been there for 31 years, may be even ... more
  • 5 days Senate seeks establishment of agency against arms proliferation  DailyTrust
    Senate seeks establishment of agency against arms proliferation By Abdullateef Salau A bill seeking the establishment of the Nigeria National Commission against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons passed second reading in the Senate on Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by Senator Mart Adeyemi (APC, Kogi West) seeks to put in place, necessary machinery for the successful prosecution of the campaign to combat illegal arms importation. It aims to recommend possible ways to monitor, control and mitigate the illegal activities of criminals. The bill also seeks to identify promoters and users of ... more
  • 5 days JUST IN: Court orders release of Dasuki’s passport DailyTrust
    An FCT High Court in Maitama has ordered the release of the travel documents of a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, to enable him travel abroad for medical attention. Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf gave the order on Wednesday following an application by Dasuki’s counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN) which was not opposed by the prosecution counsel, Oluwaleke Atolagbe. The judge ordered the registrar of the court to release the document to Dasuki through his counsel for renewal having become expired since the court took custody of it in December, 2015. Dasuki, who had been in the custody of the Department ... more
  • 5 days Borno demolishes GSM market (photos) DailyTrust
    Vendors and technicians dealing in mobile phones, tablets and accessories at the Maiduguri GSM market in Borno State were denied access to their shops by security operatives preparatory to demolishing the market.Photo: Ibrahim Sawab
    Bulldozers were deployed to the area and placed in the market frontage, with some mobile police operational vehicles stationed at strategic locations across the Post-Office area of the metropolis.Photo by Ibrahim Sawab
    Groups of angry looking youths, who were apparently denied access to their shops, stood helplessly watching from a distance while the Police and other security personnel barricaded routes around the popular ... more
  • 5 days US: Conditions Nigeria must meet to get visa ban lifted DailyTrust
    The United States government has given the Nigerian government the conditions to meet in order to get the visa ban on its citizens lifted. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, disclosed this when she paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige in Abuja. She maintained that once Nigeria improves her data intelligence, such that it would be easy to investigate any immigrant wishing to visit the United States and meet information-sharing systems, the ban might likely be reviewed. The US recently announced that it was extending visa restrictions to six countries, ... more
  • 5 days “Monster” kid with 8 limbs born in Osun DailyTrust
    A vet carried out a caesarean section on a pregnant goat and found a shocker kid with 8 limbs The post “Monster” kid with 8 limbs born in Osun appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 5 days PHOTOS: President Buhari presides over FEC meeting DailyTrust
  • 5 days JTF confirms death of 4 soldiers, denies alleged invasion of Bayelsa community DailyTrust
    JTF confirms death of 4 soldiers, denies alleged invasion of Bayelsa community The Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta on Wednesday confirmed the death of four soldiers in an ambush by unknown gunmen at Letugbene in Bayelsa state. Major Victor Olukoya, Spokesman of the joint force code-named Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident happened on Feb. 16. “Troops while carrying out their routine duty within its area of responsibility on Feb. 16, at about 6 p.m. were ambushed by unknown gunmen. “Four soldiers were killed in action. However, investigation is ongoing ... more
  • 5 days Nigerians react as Anthony Joshua enrols for National ID DailyTrust
    Heavyweight champion Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua has enrolled for his National Identification Number (NIN) at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). NIMC tweeted this on Tuesday with photos showing Anthony Joshua being registered. Reacting to the tweet, Nigerians took to twitter to express their displeasure with complications involved in enrolling for the NIN. They called on NIMC to make the process easier for everyone like they did for Anthony Joshua. See tweets below: Anthony Joshua @anthonyfjoshua enrolls for the National Identification Number and issued his NIN slip. — NIMC (@nimc_ng) February 18, 2020 I’ve enrolled for ... more
  • 5 days China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over ‘racist’ headline DailyTrust
    China on Wednesday ordered three reporters from American newspaper the Wall Street Journal to leave the country over what it deemed a racist headline, in one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years. The expulsion came as Beijing also slammed Washington’s decision to tighten rules on Chinese state media organisations in the United States, calling the move “unreasonable and unacceptable.” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Journal op-ed — titled “China is the Real Sick Man of Asia” — had a “racially discriminatory” and “sensational” headline, and slammed the newspaper for not issuing an official apology. ... more
  • 5 days FG moves against empty containers, abandoned cargo at ports  DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has called for stiff penalties for shippers who abandon their cargo at the ports calling for those cargo to be auctioned. The Executive Secretary of NSC, Mr. Hassan Bello made the call when he paid a courtesy call on the Comptroller General, Nigerian Customs Service in Abuja. He said the extreme measure has become imperative in the face of sustained ports congestion and lack of government warehouses where those cargo are to be kept before the owners come for them. “Overtime cargo is still a problem. This goes to the shippers too. They are using ... more
  • 5 days Senators fume over Accountant General’s failure to explain N2.9bn IPPIS funds DailyTrust
    The Senate Panel on Public Account, on Tuesday, fumed over failure of Accountant General of the Federation to present the 2015 Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) details for scrutiny. The Accountant General, Idris Ahmed, was unavailable to answer an audit query raised against his office by the lawmakers. However, a director in his office who represented him, Adiro Emmanuel, was unable to answer questions put forward to him by members of the Senate panel. Mr Emmanuel appealed for more time to get the document from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Angered by the submission, the Chairman of the ... more
  • 5 days Haaland rocket stuns PSG in Champions League debut for Dortmund DailyTrust
    Erling Braut Haaland was the star man again as Borussia Dortmund stunned Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg encounter on Tuesday night with a 2-1 win. Teenage striker Haaland scored eight times in the group stage for Salzburg before joining Dortmund in January and continuing to plunder goals at a frightening rate. He took his BVB tally to 11 in seven appearances to deservedly settled the game in Dortmund’s favour, leaving PSG facing the prospect of further heartache at this stage of the competition. Neymar, returning from a rib injury, had stolen an equaliser with 15 minutes ... more
  • 5 days Lagos confirms Lassa fever case, isolates patient at LUTH DailyTrust
    The Lagos State Government on Wednesday confirmed a case of Lassa fever outbreak in the state, saying the patient has been isolated. Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for Health, who made this known in a statement, said that the patient was currently in isolation ward at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lassa fever has been ravaging in over 19 states in the country. Abayomi, who did not provide details about the patient and location, reassured Lagos residents that the situation was under control, urging them not to panic over ... more
  • 5 days FG ignores outrage, says service chiefs must stay DailyTrust
    They have to go – Lawmakers insist The Federal Government cannot sack the service chiefs now, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha said yesterday. This is coming despite outrage by Nigerians over the continuous stay of the security heads in office. There have been calls from several quarters including members of the National Assembly that the Service Chiefs be relieved of their appointments following the deteriorating security situation in the country. Daily Trust reports that in the past few weeks, criminal activities, including insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and armed robbery have spiked across the nooks ... more
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