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  • 5 days Police kill three, arrest two suspected armed robbers in Onitsha DailyTrust
    Anambra State Police Command has shot dead three suspected armed robbers and arrested two in Onitsha, Anambra state business hub on Thursday. According to a statement issued on Friday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, the three suspected armed robbers were killed in Onitsha after a gun dual. “At about 2:02pm on Thursday, the Command Puff-Adder operatives in conjunction with patrol team attached to Fegge Division responded to a distress call at Federal Housing Estates Fegge, Onitsha and rounded up a five man robbery gang who allegedly attacked one Nmandi (surname yet unknown) at the Chisco Park ... more
  • 5 days PHOTOS: Bayelsa: APC supporters protest David Lyon’s sack as governor-elect DailyTrust
    APC supporters in Bayelsa protest David Lyon’s sack as governor-elect     The post PHOTOS: Bayelsa: APC supporters protest David Lyon’s sack as governor-elect appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 5 days BREAKING: INEC declares PDP’s Diri Bayelsa Gov-elect DailyTrust
    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced Senator Duoye Diri as the governor-elect of Bayelsa state following  the Supreme Court’s judgement that sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress, APC. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who briefed the press, said the commission has received the certified true copy of the supreme court and reviewed the election result which 45 parties participated in. He said of the remaining lawful votes after the cancellation of votes recorded by the APC, the PDP won the election. He said Diri and his deputy would be presented with the certificate of return (CoR) ... more
  • 5 days BREAKING: INEC set to brief media on Bayelsa governorship’s logjam DailyTrust
    Barring last minute changes, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is set to hold a media briefing any moment from now on the Supreme Court’s judgement that sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa state, David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The sack of Lyon by the Apex Court on Thursday, has led to uncertainty over who will be sworn in as governor of the oil-rich state as the outgoing chief executive, Seriake Dickson, rounds off his tenure today. Lawyers and analysts said last night that unless INEC takes a firm decision, the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of ... more
  • 5 days Tension in Bayelsa as APC supporters protest Supreme Court judgement DailyTrust
    There is imminent chaos in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, as some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has started protesting over yesterday’s judgement of the Supreme Court that sacked Chief David Lyon as governor-elect of the state. Several supporters of the party who gathered at the state Secretariat of APC on Friday and the popular Tombia junction, are expressing their displeasure over the judgement. However, the protest has caused traffic in major roads in the state. There was also a burnt fire last night to express the displeasure of the party against the judgement, though security personnel are ... more
  • 5 days Imo lawmakers endorse Supreme Court’s judgement, say ‘Ihedioha didn’t win poll’ DailyTrust
    Members of the Imo State House o Assembly have said that former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, was wrongly declared as the governor of the state as he did not meet the constitutional requirements to be so declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) The lawmakers therefore asked the commission to sanction the Resident Electoral Commissioner and the Returning Officer for deceiving the commission into announcing a wrong result. The lawmakers at a plenary on Thursday threw their weight behind the Supreme Court Judgement which ousted Emeka Ihedioha and enthroned Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of the State. ... more
  • 5 days Police confirm 7 killed, 5 injured in Kaduna attack DailyTrust
    Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed that seven persons were killed and five others injured in Maro village, a border community between Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Area of the state. However, Daily Trust gathered that the incident left 14 people with various gunshot wounds. The Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige gave the confirmation in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna. Jalige said the attack occurred on Wednesday at about 7:15pm. “The armed men entered the village market in a vehicle and started shooting sporadically and in the process shot some people. “On receipt of the information, ... more
  • 5 days Suspense over S/Court judgment on Bayelsa DailyTrust
    Speaker Obolo may be sworn-in as acting–gov today Nobody will be inaugurated – Oshiomhole PDP congratulates Diri Fresh election looms – Lawyer We’re yet to get court order – INEC   There is suspense over yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment as INEC is yet to announce who will be sworn in as governor of Bayelsa as the outgoing chief executive, Seriake Dickson, rounds off his tenure today. Lawyers and analysts said last night that unless INEC takes a firm decision, the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr. Monday Obolo may likely be sworn in today to ... more
  • 5 days Bandits, kidnappers hiding at national parks — Senate DailyTrust
    The Senate has raised the alarm that national parks across the country have become safe havens for bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers. According to the Senate, the criminals come out to attack and return back there for safety. It called for the mainstreaming of the National Park Service into the nation’s security architecture in line with the resolution of the 12th National Council on Environment. It also urged relevant security agencies in the country to be involved in park protection and surveillance, training in fire arms and ballistics, surveillance and intelligence information gathering for park rangers. The resolutions were sequel ... more
  • 5 days Insecurity: People must be sacked for failure — Lawan DailyTrust
    as Senate directs army to create base at Auno Senate President Ahmad Lawan says those employed for the nation’s security must be given targets and that they should be sacked if they do not meet the targets. Lawan spoke at plenary yesterday after the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Senator Kashim Shettima (Borno) urging the military authorities to establish a base in Auno community to intensify their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the northeast. Lawan said Nigerians must continue to be focused and united to deal with insecurity. “In a time like ... more
  • 5 days Buhari has no magic wand to end B/Haram — Shettima DailyTrust
    Senator Kassim Shettima (APC, Borno Central) says President Muhammadu Buhari has no magic wand to end the Boko Haram insurgency. Shettima, the immediate past governor of Borno State, said this while addressing journalists in Abuja after yesterday’s plenary. President Buhari was, on Wednesday, reportedly booed when he paid a sympathy visit to Maiduguri, Borno State Capital. Shettima described the incident as “very unfortunate”, saying the booing might be that Borno residents’ expectations on the war against Boko Haram insurgents were exaggerated. “People thought he (Buhari) has a magic wand. He does not have wand. But I believe it’s temporary hiccups,” ... more
  • 5 days Service chiefs’ fate: No idea on Lawan, Gbajabiamila’s discussion with Buhari — Senate DailyTrust
    The Senate says it does not know the outcome of the recent meeting, which Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila held with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on the calls by members for the service chiefs’ removal. The spokesman of the Senate, Senator Goddiya Akwasiki, said this while addressing reporters in Abuja yesterday. He recalled that the Senate had, after its close-door session with the Inspector-General of Police resolved that Lawan and Gbajabiamila go and engage Buhari. Akwasiki, however stressed that “the outcome of that meeting, nobody knows because it is security. Only ... more
  • 5 days Gunmen kill 7, injure 14 in Kaduna market attack DailyTrust
    Mask-wearing gunmen on Wednesday night opened fire at traders in Maro Market, under Kufana district in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State killing seven people, Daily Trust gathered. It was learnt that one of the seven victims was a woman and the incident, which occurred around 7:30pm, left 14 people with various gunshot wounds. A source close to the District Head of Kufana confirmed the incident to our correspondent, saying the attack had occurred while the traders were preparing to close for the day. He said the attackers had invaded the market in a Gulf vehicle and shot sporadically ... more
  • 5 days Caterer remanded for allegedly punching baker to death DailyTrust
    A High Court in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday ordered that a 28-year-old caterer, Imoleayo Robinson, who allegedly punched a baker to death during a fight, be remanded in a correctional centre. Justice Josephine Oyefeso, gave the order after Robinson pleaded not guilty to  manslaughter. Justice Oyefeso adjourned the case untill March 12 for trial. The state prosecutor, Mr Oladehinde Azeez, alleged that Robinson committed the offence at 8 a.m. at her home located at No. 12, Jijabi St., Owutu Agric, Ikorodu, Lagos. Azeez said that the defendant, punched Latifat Salami, to death during a fight. He said that the victim ... more
  • 5 days EFCC nabs 2 brothers, 13 others over Internet fraud DailyTrust
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC)Ibadan zonal office on Thursday arrested two siblings and 13 others for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud. The siblings, Olanrewaju Olatunji, 19 and Femi Olatunji, 29, were arrested along with the 13 others at Alafara area of Ibadan, Oyo State, following intelligence earlier received on their alleged illegal activities, the commission said. The 13 others, whose ages range between 16 and 48 years, include: Abiodun Ojo, Lawal Ahmed, Adedeji Olatunbosun, Adeniyi Ramon, and Oladipupo Oluwatobilola. Others are: Ayomide Olawale, Elegbede Wale, Victor Adaramoye, Timileyin Adeniran, Kunmi Joshua, Tawfeeq Ibrahim, Funmbi Samuel and Adeyemo Yinka. ... more
  • 5 days I have married her, man charged with defiling 13-yr-old tells court DailyTrust
    A 31-year-old chef, Innocent Etim, charged with the defilement of a 13-year-old girl in 2017, yesterday told an FCT High Court in Nyanya that the alleged victim was now his wife. Etim, who was charged by the police with two counts bordering on defilement, said this while giving evidence as a defence witness. “I have fulfilled all the marriage rites as required by the tradition to marry the girl. “She delivered a baby boy on October 18, 2019 and we had the church dedication too,” he told the court. Etim added that he did not touch the alleged victim on ... more
  • 5 days 2 injured, 4 arrested, as traders clash in Ogun DailyTrust
    Two persons were injured when some Yoruba and Hausa traders clashed at Lafenwa market in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The clash, which threw the area into tension on Wednesday night, followed  the rumoured death of a Hausa trader who was allegedly hacked down by miscreants who collect money for space in the market. It was gathered that a Hausa trader allegedly refused to pay the mandatory daily market levy to the urchins after about 10 hours of his trading in the market. This development was said to have infuriated the street urchins, who   descended on the trader by stabbing him several ... more
  • 5 days JUST IN: Bayelsa: INEC yet to get court order on certificate of return DailyTrust
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it is yet to receive the Supreme Court enrolled order to issue the Certificate of Return (CoR) to qualified party and candidate after Thursday’s ruling by the apex court. Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, told Daily Trust tonight that the commission was yet to receive the judgement that would have given it the official directive of what to do specifically. Daily Trust reports that the commission’s Chairman and National Commissioners and other management team met till late Thursday night for regular ... more
  • 5 days Pass bill that’ll stop insecurity, not hate speech bill – RATTAWU tells National Assembly DailyTrust
    The Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) has called on members of the National Assembly to drop social media and hate speech bill completely and come up with bill that will stop insecurity. Daily Trust recalls that sponsors of the controversial bills, Senators Sani Musa and Sabi Abdullahi, have vowed not to withdraw the bills despite the public outcry that greeted the proposed legislation. However, the National Secretary of the RATTAWU, Akpausoh Udo, in an interview with newsmen during the 2020 World Radio Day, said they are in support of any bill that will stop insecurity in the ... more
  • 5 days No one can question Buhari’s sincerity on Boko Haram – Zulum DailyTrust
    Notwithstanding setbacks in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram in Borno state, no one can correctly question President Muhammadu Buhari’s sincerity of purpose, Governor Babagana Zulum has said. Zulum stated this in a message released on Thursday night by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, while appreciating the President for his visit to Maiduguri on Wednesday. “Mr President, Sir, your empathy for the good people of Borno state has never been with the slightest doubt. In fact, it has been so obvious. “Your trip to Maiduguri on Wednesday, straight from an international engagement strongly reinforced what we already know of your ... more
  • 5 days SIM cards: Subscriber may have more than three or less – FG DailyTrust
    The Federal Government on Thursday said final decision has not been taken on maximum number of SIM cards a telecom subscriber can have as his/hers in the country. The FG recently asked the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to review SIM registration policy and possibly restrict the maximum number of SIM cards a subscriber could register to three. But speaking at the swearing-in-ceremony/inauguration of NCC board chairman and another board member in Abuja today, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said a subscriber would have to convince the government why he/she should have more than ... more
  • 5 days AfDB flaws World Bank President’s stance on Africa’s debt profile DailyTrust
    African Development Bank (AfDB) has described the news reports credited to the World Bank President, David Malpass, that some multilateral development banks have a tendency to lend too quickly and in the process, accentuate the continent’s debt problems as untrue and misleading. In a statement circulated on its behalf by the African Press Organisation (APO) Group sourced by Daily Trust on Thursday, the continent’s multilateral development finance institution debunked the World Bank President’s statement, saying it is inaccurate and not fact-based. The AfDB also maintained that Mr. Malpass’ comments impugn its integrity, undermines our governance systems, and incorrectly insinuates that ... more
  • 5 days NYSC DG tasks Nigerians on hard work DailyTrust
    No fewer than 37,000 corps members across the country would on Friday stage a road walk to sensitise Nigerians on the menace of corruption to national development. The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, who disclosed this in Kano at a press briefing ahead of the sensitization road walk charged Nigerians to work hard to earn legitimate living devoid of corruption. He stressed that “once you work hard, sky will always be your limit.” The road walk which was organized in collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is expected to witness massive ... more
  • 5 days Katsina: Locked up, chained wives seek divorce DailyTrust
    The two housewives who were chained for 10 months are seeking divorce at a Katsina Upper Sharia Court. Fatima Salisu and Hadiza Musa, who are married to their husband, Samaila Musa, approached the court for dissolution of their respective marriages over alleged maltreatment and violation of their rights. At the commencement of sitting on Thursday, the duo through their lawyer Hamisu Malunfashi, told the court that they have enough witnesses and evidence to quash their marriage. The presiding judge, Ali Ingawa, later asked the accused, Musa, who was brought to the court by the police about the accusations. The suspect ... more
  • 5 days FG, States, LG share N8.15trn in 2019 – NEITI DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said the Federal, States, Local Governments and other statutory recipients by the Federation Accounts and Allocation Committee (FAAC) shared N8.15 trillion in 2019. NEITI disclosed this in its quarterly report released in Abuja, on Thursday. It said the figure is N377billion or 4.42 per cent lower than the 2018 figure of N8.524 trillion, but N1.728 trillion or 26.92 per cent higher than the total disbursements of N6.419 trillion made in 2017. Out of this amount, it said the Federal Government received N3.37 trillion, representing 41.4 per cent of total disbursements; the 36 states ... more
  • 5 days Oyetola sends Amotekun bill to Osun Assembly DailyTrust
    Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Thursday presented a bill on the Amotekun security outfit to the state House of Assembly for passage. Daily Trust reports that an emergency State Executive Council meeting was held today solely to deliberate on and endorse the Amotekun draft bill. The governor’s spokesman, Omipidan Ismail, said: “the emergency state executive meeting was meant to consider just one item and that was the Amotekun draft bill.” “Amotekun draft bill has been endorsed by the State Executive Council and the state Council sent it to the House of Assembly for further considerations,” Omipidan added. Daily Trust ... more
  • 5 days Dickson to APC: Take Supreme Court verdict in good faith DailyTrust
    The outgoing Governor of Bayelsa state, Hon. Seriake Dickson, has urged the leaders and members of All Progressives Congress (APC) to take Thursday’s judgement of the Supreme Court which nullified the election of the APC candidate, Chief David Lyon, in good faith and remain peaceful. Speaking at a media chat at the Government House in Yenagoa today, the governor warned against anybody from taking law into his/her hand. He also called on political parties to be calm and embrace peace, even as the new governor will be sworn in on Friday. Daily Trust reports that the Supreme Court had on ... more
  • 5 days Tax waiver: Nigeria lost N1.3trn in 5 years – FIRS DailyTrust
    The Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) says Nigeria lost 1.3trillion Naira to granting of tax waivers to companies operating in three sectors of the economy in the last five years. The Chairman of FIRS, Mr Muhammad Nami, disclosed at an investigative hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Finance for revenue generating agencies in the country. Muhammad, while making his remark, said: “When I resumed office, I realised that from this waivers alone, we reviewed just three sectors, a total sum of 1.3 trillion Naira was lost as tax revenue in five years. “This is just three sectors out of ... more
  • 5 days PDP, Atiku hail Supreme Court verdict on Bayelsa, demands same on Imo DailyTrust
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the people of Bayelsa state, the ‘governor-elect,’ Senator Douye Diri and his ‘deputy governor-elect,’ Lawrence Ewrujakpor, as their mandate has been restored by the Supreme Court. The PDP, in a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, however insisted that the apex Court must “right the wrongs” in the Imo state governorship election judgement. “The party says the Bayelsa judgment will not change the course of its demand that the Supreme Court rectifies the manifest and widely rejected mistakes contained in its judgement on the Imo state governorship election. “Our ... more
  • 5 days CBN, AGF fail to give explanation on N596bn Ecological Fund as Senate summons SGF DailyTrust
    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), on Thursday, failed to explain how N596 billion in the Ecological Fund Account were spent between 1999 till 2015, just as the Senate Committee on Public Accounts summoned Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, over the fund. The Auditor-General of Federation, Anthony Ayine, had said amount totaling N596 billion were deducted from the Federation Account and transferred to the Ecological Fund between 1999 and December 2015. The AGF also added that contrary to the provision of Section 5(4) of the Revenue Allocation ... more
  • 5 days Bill to introduce Community Police scales second reading in Senate DailyTrust
    A bill seeking to establish community police forums across the country passed second reading in the senate on Thursday. The piece of legislation seeks to provide for the framework for the Police Service and ensure cooperation and partnership between the police and communities in maintaining peace and combating crime and insecurity in Nigeria. Sponsor of the bill, Senator Haliru Jika, in his lead debate, explained that the introduction of community police by the bill is a “paradigm shift from the traditional police system to a community-participatory system of policing, uniting ordinary citizens in their respective communities with ... more
  • 5 days APC, PDP react to Supreme Court ruling on Bayelsa DailyTrust
    The Bayelsa Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed shock over Supreme Court ruling nullifying the election of Mr David Lyon as the Governor-elect for the state on Thursday. The Supreme Court had ruled that Lyon’s deputy Ereminyor submitted forged documents which disqualified the joint ticket and nomination and urged INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to them and reissue same to the next party with the require constitutional spread. Mr Doifie Buokoribo, the state APC Publicity Secretary told newsmen in Yenogoa that the party was shocked at the development. “It is a shocking one but one ... more
  • 5 days Why Buhari hasn’t responded to our call to sack service chiefs — Senate DailyTrust
    The Senate, on Thursday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to respond to the National Assembly’s call that service chiefs be fired because of the sensitive nature of security issue. The lawmakers had, two weeks ago, asked President Buhari to sack security chiefs and declare a state of national emergency on security due to the rising insecurity in the country. Senate Spokesman, Goddiya Akwasiki, told journalists that after the resolutions, both Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan and the House of Reps’ Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila held a meeting with Buhari but the outcome was not revealed. “Yes, of course a lot ... more
  • 5 days ‘Nigeria does not have the capacity to borrow $23 billion’ DailyTrust
    Financial Analyst and Managing Director, Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr. Johnson Chukwu has said the country does not have the capacity to borrow $23 billion as currently canvassed by the federal government . Chukwu disclosed this in an exclusive chat with Daily Trust yesterday in Lagos while responding to question on the borrowing plan of the federal government. The federal government, penultimate Tuesday, sought the approval of Senate for concessionary external borrowing of $22.8 billion for development of infrastructure across the country. Speaking to our reporter, Chukwu expressed doubt about the capacity of the government to borrow $23 billion. He ... more
  • 5 days Buhari mourns popular highlife musician, Victor Olaiya DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family, friends and all lovers of vintage highlife music as played by Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya, who passed on at 89. President Buhari, in a statement issued Thursday by his media aide, Femi Adesina, said the highlife maestro, known for his mastery of the trumpet, brought joy and delight to people across generations, with his songs which were both entertaining and didactic. According to the President, “His place in history is guaranteed. He sang, not just for the entertainment value, but also taught critical lessons on life, good neighbourliness, and national cohesion. He ... more
  • 5 days Insecurity: Niger to enforce ban on okada movement DailyTrust
    As part of effort to address the security challenges ravaging some communities in Niger state, the state government on Wednesday, began enforcement of its earlier ban on the movement of motorcycles popular known as okada in Minna, the state capital and communities designated as black spots. This is as the state executive council prevailed on the state Commissioner of Police to arrest all motorcycles and apprehend vehicles without plate numbers as well as those using government plate numbers without proof of authorization. Daily Trust recalls that the state government sometimes ago restricted the movement of motorcycles in Minna ... more
  • 5 days The 13-year-old girl I was accused of defiling is now my wife — defendant tells court DailyTrust
    A 31-year-old chef, Innocent Etim, defendant in a defilement case on Tuesday told an FCT High Court, Nyanya, that the alleged victim was ”now rightfully married to me”. The police charged Etim with two counts bordering on defilement. Etim who testified as a witness in his defence, told the court that the girl he was accused of defiling is now married to him. ”I have met all the marriage rites as required by the tradition to marry the girl. “She delivered a baby boy on Oct. 18, 2019 and we had the church dedication too” “I did not touch her ... more
  • 5 days Two AA Reps members defect to APC DailyTrust
    Two members of House of Representatives, Kingsley Chima and Paschal Obi of Action Alliance (AA) from Imo state have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila read a letter announcing their defection at plenary on Thursday. Chima, represents Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru west federal constituency, while Obi is representing Ideato north/south federal constituency. Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma and senator Rochas Okorocha, were in attendance when the duo announced the exit from the AA. The post Two AA Reps members defect to APC appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 5 days VIDEO: Jubilation in Bayelsa Government house as court nullifies David Lyon’s election DailyTrust
  • 5 days Insecurity: It’s unfair to demonise Buhari, says Shettima  DailyTrust
    Senator Kashim Shettima, on Thursday, said it was unfair for Nigerians to demonise President Muhammadu Buhari because of the escalating insecurity in the country. Briefing journalists after Thursday’s plenary, he said finding solutions to the country’s security problems is more important than apportioning blame on the country’s leadership. Shettima, who was also former Borno State governor, said, “I believe that grandstanding, pouring venom won’t solve the problem. We cannot just demonise Buhari. Buhari did his best and we had a respite between 2015 and 2017 before resurgence (of Boko Haram attacks). “How to find a solution to our challenges is ... more
  • 6 days EXCLUSIVE: How we’ll comply with Supreme Court judgement on Bayelsa — INEC DailyTrust
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it would give effect to today’s Supreme Court judgement sacking the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) candidate as the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, told Daily Trust exclusively today in Abuja that the commission would back to its Operation Department to determine the party that meet up the Apex Court ruling. “The Supreme Court has directed the commission to issue the Certificate of Return (CoR) to the political party that placed second in ... more
  • 6 days PHOTOS: Zulum visits injured victims, settles hospital bills DailyTrust
    Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum on Wednesday night visited an attack scene where Boko Haram militants stroke an RPG on residential houses and wounded five people. See photos below:       The post PHOTOS: Zulum visits injured victims, settles hospital bills appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 6 days Silverbird launches News 24 channel DailyTrust
    Silverbird Group is set to launch a news channel called Silverbird News 24. The news channel will hit the airwaves from Monday, February 17, 2020 as a special gift to viewers for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Silverbird Group. According to the group, News 24 channel is an answer to years of appeal from viewers on Silverbird Television Network. The group revealed that with a fusion of pidgin English, viewers are guaranteed to get hooked to the channel. In the last 4 decades, Silverbird Group has been basking on the Entertainment Industry in Nigeria and the World ... more
  • 6 days Ighalo kept away from United ground due to coronavirus quarantine DailyTrust
    Odion Ighalo, Manchester United’s January signing from China, has been training away from the club’s facilities as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, British media reported on Thursday. The 30-year-old Nigerian international striker joined United on loan until the end of the season on January 31 — transfer deadline day — from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. He is due to meet with his United team-mates for the first time this weekend ahead of Monday’s clash with Chelsea as they have been away at a training camp in Spain — Ighalo did not travel because of fears he might have ... more
  • 6 days Gunmen open fire on traders, kill 7 in Kaduna DailyTrust
    Suspected bandits on Wednesday night opened fire at traders in Maro Market, located in Adara Chiefdom of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, killing seven people. Daily Trust learned that the incident occurred around 7:30pm while the traders were preparing to close for the day. A source closed to the District Head of Kufana confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Thursday, saying the attackers opened fire on traders, killing seven people and leaving an undisclosed number of people injured. He said the attackers invaded the market in a vehicle and shot sporadically at the traders. “They (attackers) went ... more
  • 6 days Eat more insects to tackle Lassa Fever, others, Don tells Nigerians DailyTrust
    An entomologist, Professor Olusegun Lawal has advocated regular eating of insects among Nigerians as a better alternative source of protein to boost body immune system against infectious diseases such as Coronavirus, Lassa fever among others. Lawal spoke with newsmen at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State, shortly after he delivered the university’s 94th Inaugural lecture. The lecture was titled “Insects: The Perceived Enemies With Veritable Vaults of Resources.” The Professor of Entomology submitted that an enhanced body immune system which comes with consuming diets rich in insects, would not prevent infectious diseases but will ensure that one ... more
  • 6 days FCE Pankshin expels 400 level student for stealing DailyTrust
    A 400 level student of the Federal College of Education (COE) Pankshin has been expelled for stealing. The expelled student whose details were given as Mark Maxwell Makrop with matriculation number FCEP 2015PHE10578 was of the department of Physical and Health Education in the school of Science of the institution. A statement from the college registrar, Nna Elizabeth Homsuk, said the expelled student was found guilty on a three count charge by a court of law for conspiracy, house breaking and theft. The statement which was signed by the Public Relations Executive of the school, Istifanus Kyakmut, said Makrop contravened ... more
  • 6 days Fine: FG confirms paying Sowore N200,000 DailyTrust
    The federal government has confirmed payment of the sum of N200, 000 to defence team in the trial of convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and another. At the resumed hearing on Thursday, prosecution counsel, A.K. Alilu informed the court that the office of the Attorney General of the Federation being a law-abiding one has complied with the order of the court by making the payment which was cost for delayed service of new charges. Also, defence counsel, Abdul Mahmud confirmed that the sum was paid into the account of the senior defence counsel Olumide Fusika (SAN). Mahmud however informed the ... more
  • 6 days ICD 2020: 83 per cent of Nigerians agree on use of condom DailyTrust
    Eighty three per cent of respondents in a survey conducted by NOIPolls shows that Nigerians agree on the importance of condom and believe people should use it. The result of the survey on “Condom accessibly and use in Nigeria” was presented  to the public as part the series of activities earmarked to celebrate the 2020 International Condom Day, ICD, held annually by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AHF. Speaking at the presentation in Abuja, AHF-Nigeria country Director, Dr. Echey Ijezie,  stated that the organisation has distributed over 8 million free condoms since 2011 when they commenced operations in Nigeria. He said “Getting ... more
  • 6 days Just in: Fire razes Obasanjo’s house DailyTrust
    There was a fire outbreak on Wednesday night at former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s house in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. Our correspondent learnt that the house, situated at Ita-Eko area in the metropolis, was razed by fire at about 9:30pm. Eye witness accounts attributed the fire outbreak to a power surge. It was further gathered that residents and sympathizers trooped out to assist domestic workers in the house to put out the fire. The state Director of Fire Service, Fatai Adefala, confirmed the incident, saying the fire only razed a store and “not the main building in ... more
  • 6 days ‘Terrorists may strike at N/Assembly’ DailyTrust
    The management of the National Assembly Complex has raised the alarm that terrorists may strike at the complex. A top management official of the complex yesterday said: “Yes! We have this dangerous intelligence report that the National Assembly may be a victim of terrorist attack and we’re not joking with it. The official said the way strange and very suspicious looking persons thronged the National Assembly complex in recent times was worrisome. He said many of the strange persons, if confronted at the gates of the complex, were quick to claim being constituents of lawmakers. The official decried that the ... more
  • 6 days 3,188 Nigerians killed in 2019 — Report DailyTrust
    A report by Global Rights, an international non-governmental organisation championing human rights capacity building shows that 3,188 Nigerians, including 2,707 civilians and 481 security operatives, were reportedly killed in 2019. The report, presented to journalists by a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu and a co-convener of the Bring-Back-Our-Girls campaigner, Aisha Yesufu, said this was due to violent incidents in the country The reports showed Borno State topping the casualty figure list with 728; while  Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina and Taraba recorded 450, 280, 254 and 181 respectively. Detailed analysis of the report show that violence-related deaths ... more
  • 6 days Security agents evict Diaspora Commission staff from office DailyTrust
    Police and other security operatives, allegedly acting on the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy’s order on Tuesday forcefully threw out the staff of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission from their office in Abuja. But the minister, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, yesterday said he was not aware of the incident. Daily Trust learnt that there had been a cold war between Pantami and the Director-General of NiDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa over who has the right to the office located at Mbora District, on the Airport Road, Jabi, Abuja. Though the office belongs to the Nigerian Communications Commission, it was given to ... more
  • 6 days $500m loan not for NTA alone — DG DailyTrust
    The $50m loan being sought by the Ministry of Information and Culture is not meant for the Nigerian Television Authority alone, the Director-General, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, has said. Media reports had quoted the minister, Lai Mohammed, who appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Loans, as saying that the ministry was seeking the loan for the NTA to compete favourably with the likes of America’s Cable News Network. But in an interview with Daily Trust yesterday, the NTA boss said: “There are three major components to the loan being sought by the ministry of information and NTA happens to be ... more
  • 6 days Outrage over insecurity: Buhari booed in Borno DailyTrust
    President should’ve visited Auno – Residents 36 govs, PDP, CAN speak Husband, 2 wives, 6 kids among 21 killed in Kaduna Reps ban forcing commuters to pass night on highways President Muhammadu Buhari was yesterday booed by residents of Maiduguri over rising insecurity and killings by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State. This is the first time residents of Maiduguri publicly directed their anger at the president. Thousands of the residents who heard of the president’s visit mobilised to the streets that led to the Shehu’s palace ahead of his arrival. Some of the youths lined up on ... more
  • 6 days Reps seek compulsory CCTV for private buildings, offices DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives yesterday passed for second reading a bill seeking to compel installation of Closed Circuit Television cameras in private buildings and offices. The bill, sponsored by Awaji-Inombek Abiante, entitled “A Bill for an Act to Make Provision for the Integration of Private Closed Circuit Television Infrastructure into the National Security Network in Nigeria.” The objective of the bill is to expand the security network infrastructure in Nigeria with a view to protecting the lives and property of citizens. According to the bill, “any company or organisation in Nigeria that refuses, out of neglect, to install CCTV camera ... more
  • 6 days FG to expand Abuja-Kano Highway to 6 lanes DailyTrust
    The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved the appointment of Yolas Consultants to handle the engineering design for the extension of Abuja-Kano Highway from four to six lanes. The contract, awarded for N867.263m, would be executed in five months. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatude Fashola, who briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of FEC meeting, said the work would be executed in five months. Fashola said the new design to be prepared by the consultant would consider the inclusion of about 66 bridges. Also, the FEC approved the two memos presented by the Ministry of Transportation on 180 ... more
  • 6 days 1bn barrel of crude oil discovered in northeast -Minister DailyTrust
    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Slyva, says about one billion barrels of crude oil have been discovered in the northeast. He disclosed this in Abuja yesterday at a news conference to end the 2020 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit. “The figure we’re getting, the jury is not totally out yet, but from the evaluation results we’re getting, the reserve that has been discovered in the northeast is about a billion barrels. “Those are the kind of figures we’re seeing and we’re beginning to understand the geological structure of the region,” he said. (NAN) The post 1bn barrel of ... more
  • 6 days Man, 42, allegedly beats wife to death over N5,000 DailyTrust
    A 42-year-old man, Ejiro Patrick, on Wednesday allegedly beat his wife to death in Tyomu community, an outskirt settlement of Makurdi town in Benue State. Witnesses said that Patrick, who hail from Delta State, engaged his wife in a quarrel over suspicion that she did not completely remit the entire N5,000 derived from some sold family items. Patrick, according to the witnesses, in a fit of anger descended on his wife at the riverside with heavy punches until she passed out. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the police for Benue Command, DSP Catherine Anene, said the 42-year-old fisherman has ... more
  • 6 days Equity, banking sectors attract N31.96trn capital inflows in 6yrs DailyTrust
    Shares, banking and financing attracted the highest share of the N31.96 trillion ($87.96 billion) worth of investment inflows into Nigeria in six years. The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) guidelines show that capital importation can be done through an authorised dealer; which is usually a commercial bank, or through a debt-equity scheme of the Federal Government. In Nigeria, every expatriate investing in a local business is required to procure a Certificate of Capital Importation (CCI) on the inflow of foreign currency or raw materials or equipment imported. Capital importation data sourced from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that ... more
  • 6 days Rice smuggling: Customs, DSS warn Kano marketers DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kano/Jigawa Area Command, in conjunction with the Department of State Services (DSS), on Tuesday, engaged leaders of Kano market associations in a meeting over the continuous patronage of smuggled goods, especially foreign rice. In a statement signed by the NSC spokesman in the state, Mr. Isa Danbaba, the two agencies said the meeting was necessary going by continued patronage of smuggled commodity in the state. The Customs Area Controller of Kano/Jigawa Area Command, Nasir Ahmed, lamented the effect of smuggling to national security and the economy. Ahmed, therefore, urged the leaders of the markets to ... more
  • 6 days AEDC commits over N1bn to power projects in Nasarawa DailyTrust
    The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said it has committed N1.04 billion for the speedy completion of power evacuation projects to significantly improve electricity supply across Nasarawa State and environs. The projects, when completed, will evacuate power from two new 150MVA 330/132 kilovolts (kV) and two other 60MVA 132/33KV transmission substations at Akurba being built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC). NDPHC is intervening to step down bulk power for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from the 330KV Ikot-Ekpene-Ugwuaji-Apir-Jos transmission line. The Managing Director of AEDC, Engr. Ernest Mupwaya, who inspected works at the project site was ... more
  • 6 days BPE to support 2020 budget with N266.8bn DailyTrust
    The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) yesterday said it intends to raise N266.8 billion as net revenue from the sale and commercialisation of federal government enterprises to support the funding of the 2020 budget. The Director General (DG) of BPE, Dr. Alex Okoh, disclosed this in Abuja while unveiling the bureau’s 2020 work plan, revenue and expenditure projections. Dr. Okon said the total gross revenue expected from the assets sales was N270.7bn out of which N3.9bn would be incurred as cost to deliver the mandate, leaving a net revenue of N268.8bn that would be transferred to the consolidated revenue fund. ... more
  • 6 days NSE to hold parleys on capital market demutualisation DailyTrust
    The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will convene a mandatory Court Ordered Meeting (COM) of its members to pass requisite resolutions for the demutualisation of the exchange. Similarly, the exchange will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to pass the resolutions for the appointment of inaugural board members of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc., post demutualisation of the NSE. Both meetings (COM and EGM) are scheduled for March, 2020, in Lagos. Commenting on the exchange’s quest to demutualise, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NSE, Mr. Oscar Onyema, said, “Our effort at seeing the demutualisation to completion is fuelled by our commitment ... more
  • 6 days FG urges manufacturers to invest in science, technology DailyTrust
    The Federal Government has charged the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to encourage its members to invest in science and technology in order to grow the nation’s economy. The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi, disclosed this when he received a MAN delegation led by its President, Engr. Mansur Ahmed, in his office in Abuja yesterday. Barr. Abdullahi explained that the manufacturers could help to commercialise numerous research findings developed by agencies of the ministry. He said the contribution of the manufacturing sector to any economy is very critical to the growth of the economy and ... more
  • 6 days Nigeria can earn $3.4m from cashew export – NEPC DailyTrust
    The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has disclosed that Nigeria can earn $3.4 million annually from cashew exports to five countries alone. An export advisory report sourced from NEPC listed the countries as Germany, Poland, Netherlands, United Kingdom and France. NEPC stated that largest potential can be found in Germany, followed by the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The council put the total amount of estimated untapped potential by 2021 for Nigerian exports towards these countries at $3.4m. Vietnam is currently the largest export destination for Nigerian cashew kernels with average yearly export of $3.4m. The council reckoned that Vietnam ... more
  • 6 days E- Business: SMEDAN distributes computers to trained youths DailyTrust
    The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has flagged off the distribution of computers to youths trained on E- Business. Speaking at the flag off exercise in Katsina, the Director General of the agency, Dr. Dikko Radda, said about 300 youths drawn from six states, one from each geo political zone, were taking part in the pilot project. He listed the beneficiary states as Katsina, kogi, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom and Osun. According to him, the agency is looking at the viability of expanding the project when the pilot scheme is being evaluated to cover the whole ... more
  • 6 days We make interlocking tiles with sachet water nylon DailyTrust
    Intisar Bashir Kurfi works to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6 which is providing clean water & sanitation and this gave birth to a company, Sustainovation Solutions. The company now produces interlocking tiles and eco-friendly toilets using wastes from pep bottles and used sachet water plastics.   Can you tell us briefly about your background? I studied Architecture from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. I am an entrepreneur and a housewife with three children. After Architecture at ABU, I also went for Advanced Diploma in Interior Designs in Albedo Designs School, Abuja. I have a company – Ifrique Collections and ... more
  • 6 days Women Centre, Germany partner to empower 100 female artisans DailyTrust
    The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) and the  Deaursche Gesschefft Fur Internationale Zusanmmenarbett (GIZ), Germany, have partnered to train  and empower 100 women in skills acquisition in men dominated field, aimed at upholding and promoting high intellectual practice in the area of women and gender development. The empowerment training programme comes under the NCWD Female Economic Empowerment Training (FEET).The participants currently undergoing the training were selected in different states across the country, and divided into five groups depending on their areas of interest which include; tiling and masonry, air-condition and refrigeration, generator repairs, plumbing and piping, and plaster of ... more
  • 6 days Senate to consider 2014 confab reports in constitution review DailyTrust
    Devolution of power, LG autonomy top agenda   The Senate yesterday said it will consider the recommendations of the 2014 Constitutional Conference in its constitution review process. It constituted a 56-man Steering and Constitution Review Committee, headed by Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, last week. Speaking at the inauguration of the committee, Omo-Agege said it will also consider the Governor Nasir el-Rufai-led committee on restructuring in carrying out the constitution review assignment. He listed other areas to be reviewed in the constitution to include the alteration of the Sixth schedule to make provision for new items, the establishment ... more
  • 6 days S/Court protest: PDP, APC supporters clash in Imo DailyTrust
    Mayhem was averted in Owerri, the Imo State capital, as a clash between youths loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was quelled before it degenerated. PDP youths under the aegis of concerned Imo citizens had mobilised for another protest against the January 14, 2020 Supreme Court judgement which ousted Emeka Ihedioha and declared Sen. Hope Uzodinma as the governor. But their APC counterparts had mobilised to counter the protest. The APC youths set up bonfire with tyres to prevent the protesters from coming out of the Ugwu Ekwema Hall where they had ... more
  • 6 days Calls for regionalism won’t take us anywhere — Lawan DailyTrust
    Senate President Ahmad Lawan yesterday, said the calls for Nigeria to go back to regionalism would not take the country anywhere. He stated this in his tribute to the late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who died in December 2019 The Senate dedicated Wednesday’s plenary to pay tributes to the late lawmaker, who, until his death, represented Imo North Senatorial District in the Red Chamber. “I want to assure Nigerians that the National Assembly will remain focused for the sole purpose of ensuring that our citizens get the best deal from their legislature at this level. We will continue to work to ... more
  • 6 days PDP leaders visit Kwara gov, pledge loyalty DailyTrust
    Top leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State yesterday visited Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the government house, Ilorin to pledge their loyalty and readiness to work with him. The party leaders, six suspended council chairmen, women and several youth leaders, lauded the governor’s leadership style, humility and attachment to the poor which they described as a breath of fresh air. Speaking during the visit, one of chieftains of the PDP, Obalola Suleiman said, “We can see a difference and people can feel that they have a government. The situation has changed in the area of road ... more
  • 6 days You’re a pathetic loser — Matawalle tells Yari DailyTrust
    Yari is your boss – Gov told   Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State yesterday blasted his predecessor in office, Abdulaziz Yari, describing him as a pathetic loser  in the political arena of the state and the country in general. Speaking when he received members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who decamped to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Matawalle decried the conduct of Yari in the state. “You were reported to have described me as not your mate in politics which is quite right because you know you are my former driver ... more
  • 6 days Marafa’s APC faction tackles Yari over persecution claim DailyTrust
    A faction of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State, loyal to former Senator Kabiru Marafa has berated a former governor of the state, AbdulAziz Yari and members of his camp over their claim that APC members are being victimised by Governor Bello Matawalle. Our correspondent reports that Yari and some members of the party had on Tuesday visited the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole in Abuja, where they accused Matawalle of persecuting their members. The Supreme Court had in May last year nullified elections won by the APC and declared PDP winner of all seats at various ... more
  • 6 days Yobo replaces Amapakabo as Super Eagles assistant coach DailyTrust
    A former captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo has been appointed assistant coach of the senior national team. The appointment was announced yesterday by the Nigeria Football Federation in a press statement. Yobo, who played for the Nigeria U20 boys – Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999, won his first cap for the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001, and played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014. The attack -minded ... more
  • 6 days Oshiomhole faction fomenting crisis for emergency rule — Edo govt DailyTrust
    The Edo State government has alleged that the faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, is orchestrating violence for the declaration of emergency rule in the state. The Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Mr. Paul Ohonbamu, said this in reaction to Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, asking Governor Godwin Obaseki to visit the residences of the party chieftains who were recently attacked with explosives by suspected arsonists in Benin. “All these orchestrated attacks and bombs are targeted at the governor. First, it was the House of Assembly. We now have legislative IDPs who, ... more
  • 6 days I resigned due to sports minister’s intimidation and harassment- Uboh-Idris DailyTrust
    …She embarrassed the nation and must account for her actions- Dare   The former president of the Para-Powerlifting Federation, Mrs. Queen Uboh-Idris has said she was forced to resign because of psychological and emotional trauma unleashed on her by the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare and other top ministry officials. Addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, the former president whose resignation was rejected by some board members said she is not guilty of the numerous allegations levelled against her. It will be recalled that Uboh-Idris has been accused of running the federation like ‘an NGO’ without showing ... more
  • 6 days Tokyo Olympics qualifiers: Quadri, Omotayo tops list for Tunisia DailyTrust
    The African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) yesterday released the list of players that will compete in the singles and mixed doubles qualification event scheduled for February 27 to 29 in Tunisia. This, ATTF revealed is the final opportunity for African players to be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan Eight players made up of four men and four women in singles including one mixed doubles pair, will qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tunisia. Each national association is expected to present two players each in the singles event of men and women and one team in ... more
  • 6 days FEC approves N318m for NDDC forensic audit DailyTrust
    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a contract of N318 million to engage the firm of Olumuyiwa, Bashir and Co. Ltd as Lead Consultant for the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, who briefed journalists after the FEC meeting at the State House today, said President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the audit after a request to him by nine governors of the Niger Delta States in October 2019. He said the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC would collaborate with the lead consultant. He said, “Of course, ... more
  • 6 days Truck crushes policeman to death in Imo DailyTrust
    A policeman on stop and search was on Wednesday crushed to death while on duty along Owerri/Okigwe expressway in Imo state. The incident occurred at Atta in Ikeduru local government area of Imo state, causing panic in the area. A witness told our correspondent that the heavy duty truck crushed the officer after he tried to stop it. According to the witness, the trailer, which was on speed, ran into the police officer who refused to leave the tarred road. The incident caused heavy traffic gridlock on the expressway as people gathered at the scene of the incident to see ... more
  • 6 days Youths set man’s house ablaze for allegedly killing kinsman in South Africa DailyTrust
    Youths of Amorie village in Uburu community, Oru West local government area of Imo state on Wednesday set a house belonging to one Nwazugbo Nsofor ablaze for allegedly killing one of their kinsmen in South Africa. A video that went viral on social media in the state showed how Nsofor stoned his cousin, Ife Odenigbo to death in South Africa during a quarrel over an alleged unsuccessful business deal. The video footage indicated that the victim fell on the ground and died instantly. A source in the community, who craved anonymity, said the youths irked by the development mobilized themselves, ... more
  • 6 days Auno attack: Reps reiterates call for sack of Service Chiefs DailyTrust
    The House of Representatives on Wednesday reiterated call for the removal of Service Chiefs. They also asked the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on  security across the country. This followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Chief Whip of the House, Mohammed Monguno, at the plenary on Wednesday. Monguno, in the motion entitled “Recent Attack by the Boko Haram Insurgents at Auno Village, Borno State” and adopted by the lawmakers, also direct the military to established super camp in Auno, Borno state. Leading his debate on the floor of the ... more
  • 6 days BREAKING: Residents flee as troops battle Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri DailyTrust
    Hundreds of civilians fled their homes on Wednesday as troops battled Boko Haram insurgents who launched attack on Jiddari-Polo area, a suburb near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. It was learnt that the attackers came around 7:05pm after the Muslim prayer time to Jiddari Polo general area of Maiduguri Metropolis, shooting sporadically as residents scampered for safety. The troops, local hunters and civilian JTF were sighted heading towards the Federal High Court area of Jiddari Polo at exactly 7:20pm, witnesses said. Our correspondent who visited the popular Circular junction sighted hundreds of women, children and youths walking into the ... more
  • 6 days Constitutional reform: We’ll consider 2014 confab reports – Senate  DailyTrust
    The Senate, on Wednesday, said it would consider the recommendations of the 2014 Constitutional Conference in its constitutional review process. The Senate last week constituted a 56-man Steering and Constitution Review Committee, headed by Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege. Speaking at the inauguration of the committee, Omo-Agege said the committee will also consider Governor Nasir el-Rufai-led Committee on restructuring in carrying out the constitution review assignment. He listed other areas to be reviewed in the constitution to include the alteration of the Sixth schedule to make provision for new items, the ... more
  • 6 days Minimum Wage: Civil servants salary to gulp N2.6bn DailyTrust
    As the organised labour and the Niger state government resolved to implement the national minimum wage of N30,000, the state civil servant salary will now gulp N2.6 billion. This figure indicates an increase of  N500 million monthly as against N2.1 billion being spent for the same purpose before the current review. The payment according to the Head of Service, Hajia Salamatu Abubakar is for the over 26,000 in the state employment excluding those in the local governments. In an interactive session with newsmen on Wednesday in Minna, Abubakar  put the staff strength in the 25 local government ... more
  • 6 days We’ll take decisive action on Boko Haram – Buhari DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said more proactive and decisive measures will be taken by the Federal Government to put to an end to the Boko Haram menace in the country once and for all. President Buhari, who said this in Maiduguri during a sympathy visit, however, stressed that intelligence sharing and synergy between law enforcement agencies and the civil populace were critical towards achieving the objectives. “I assure you that improvement in security will be pursued vigorously. The military will work harder and strategise with tactics to deal with the insurgents. This is however not possible without good intelligence ... more
  • 6 days JUST IN: Kaduna shutdown boarding school over mysterious fire outbreak DailyTrust
    Kaduna State Ministry of Education has closed down Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), ‎Kawo over mysterious fire outbreak that destroyed three dormitories in the school. Daily Trust reported on Friday how two of the dormitories were destroyed which affected over 400 students in the school. While the school management was busy trying to provide mattresses and other relief materials to the affected students, the third fire outbreak occurred on Saturday. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Shehu Muhammad Makarfi, at a news briefing put the total fire outbreak to three in just two days which affected over 1,520 students forcing the ... more
  • 6 days Insecurity: Borno residents boo Buhari – VIDEO DailyTrust
    President Muhammdu Buhari was booed by residents of Maiduguri during his sympathy visit to the area. The residents who came out early lined up on both sides of the road along the airport way, shouting in Hausa, ‘Ba ma so’ roughly means: ‘we don’t want.’ The post Insecurity: Borno residents boo Buhari – VIDEO appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 6 days PHOTOS: Buhari visits Maiduguri over recent attack DailyTrust
    President Muhammadu Buhari paid condolences visit to the Shehu of Borno over recent Auno attacks that claimed 30 lives  
    Members of the Borno Elders Forum (BEF) offering prayers in front of the visiting President.       The post PHOTOS: Buhari visits Maiduguri over recent attack appeared first on Daily Trust. ... more
  • 6 days FG launches power installations safety code DailyTrust
    The federal government has launched a safety code to guide contractors and power sector operators on the installation and construction of electricity infrastructure just as it vows to arrest those who break the law. Launching the Nigerian Electrical Installations and Construction Guideline Manual (NEICGM) produced by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), the Minister of State, Power,  Goddy Jeddy-Agba said, “The essential thing for us today is that we are glad to associate with NEMSA for being able to produce a manual that standardises practices in this electricity industry.” The minister of state also said across highways people can ... more
  • 6 days I’ve forgiven those who pelted Buhari, others at Ogun rally, says Gov Abiodun DailyTrust
    Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun says he has forgiven those who pelted President Muhammadu Buhari and other top All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains at a presidential rally in Abeokuta, the state capital, last year. Our correspondent recalls the 2019 APC presidential rally held at the MKO Stadium, Abeokuta, on February 11, 2019, was marred by violence and booing when some hoodlums hurled missiles at Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu among others. Many supporters of Abiodun, who was APC gubernatorial candidate, were equally beaten and sent out of ... more
  • 6 days NGO, Katsina govt sign MoU on vocational training DailyTrust
    Katsina state government and Save the Children International (Sci), have signed a memorandum of understanding on vocational training for adolescents under the Reaching and Empowering Adolescents initiative to make informed choices project (REACH). Speaking at the occasion, the state commissioner of women affairs, Rabi Mohammed said  the gesture would go a long way in addressing the menace of drug abuse and other criminal acts in the society. She said the project is initially supporting two local government areas of Sandamu and Rimi but that the state government decided to extend it to three additional local government areas:  Daura, ... more
  • 6 days Electricity sector pensioners protest non payment of N25bn arrears DailyTrust
    Pensioners under the auspice of Nigeria Electricity Power Authority/Power Holding Company of Nigeria (NEPA/PHCN), on Wednesday, staged a peaceful protest demanding the payment of N25,332,295,129.5 pension arrears  due to them from  2012 till date. Addressing journalists  during the protest in Benin,vice chairman, South-south National Union of Pensioners (Electricity Sector), Comrade Monday Adodo, said the amount is the arrears due to them since 2012 when NEPA/PHCN was privatized.  He said as at the time of privatization, the pensioners’ outstanding benefits were over N25 billion. “The breakdown is as follows: Harmonization Arrears N14,306,479,450.49k, Monetization Arrears N7,072,029,6074.96k, Year 2000 Retiree/Retirement ... more
  • 7 days VIDEO:Buhari pays sympathy visit to Maiduguri DailyTrust
  • 7 days Senator Uwajumogu was my compatriot in rebellion, says Omo-Agege DailyTrust
    The Senate, on Wednesday, held a valedictory session in honour of late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who died in December 2019. Until his death, Senator Uwajumogu, represented Imo North Senatorial District in the Red Chamber. He was also the senate committee chairman on Labour and employment. Uwajumogu, who was first elected into the senate in 2017, was reelected in 2019. He was the speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly between 2011 and 2015. He hailed from the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of Imo state. The Senate dedicated Wednesday’s plenary to pay tributes to the late lawmaker, whose death was ... more
  • 7 days Target people-centred action, Okonjo-Iweala tells African leaders DailyTrust
    Former Nigeria’s Finance Minister and Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has asked the African Heads of State to target people-centred climate action. She said people-centred climate action aims to unlock social and economic benefits to further equity, and ensures a just transition away from a high-carbon economy. “This can include measures such as restoring ecosystems in ways that also raise rural incomes, reduce emissions, and build resilience; or using revenues from carbon pricing to better target support to low and middleincome households,” she said. Okonjo-Iweala in a message tagged “Now is the time ... more
  • 7 days Zamfara: Marafa’s APC faction tackles Yari over persecution claim DailyTrust
    A faction of All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State, loyal to former Senator Kabiru Marafa has berated immediate past governor of the State, Abdul-Aziz Yari and members of his faction over claim that APC members are being victimized by incumbent governor of the state, Gov. Bello Matawalle. Our correspondent reports that Yari and some members of the party had on Tuesday visited the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole in Abuja, to lodge a complaint that they are being persecuted by Matawalle. Daily Trust recalls that the Supreme Court had nullified elections won by the APC and declared PDP ... more
  • 7 days JUST IN: Ogun okays Amotekun bill DailyTrust
    Ogun State Government has approved a bill for the establishment of State Security Network Agency otherwise known as ‘Amotekun Corp Bill of 2020.’ The approval was given at the weekly State Executive Council meeting, for onward transmission of the bill to the State House of Assembly. Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Adegbolahan Adeniran said the presentation of the bill before the state council followed the earlier approval by the Attorney Generals and Commissioners for Justice of the six Southwest states. Adeniran assured that the State Amotekun Corp will be ... more
  • 7 days Sowore: Court fines FG N200,00 for delayed service  DailyTrust
    A Federal High Court in Abuja has awarded N200,000 fine against the federal government over delayed service of amended charges to parties in the trial of the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and another. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on Wednesday ruled that the prosecuting team from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation had sufficient time since the last adjournment to serve the fresh charges. The federal government on Wednesday brought a fresh two count charge bordering on reasonable felony against Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare. The publisher of Sahara Reporters and former presidential candidate, African Action Congress ... more
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