Daily Trust is a daily newspaper in Nigeria lauched in 2001 and published by Media Trust Ltd, a private publishing company based in FCT, Abuja. Media trust is also responsible for publishing Weekly Trust, Sunday Trust and the Hausa Aminiya newspapers and pan-Afican magazine called Kilimanjaro.
The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, yesterday said that it was important to train employable youths so as to improve the system. He said this in Abuja when the ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WILCO Management Services Limited on youths training. He said of the 42,000 youths that applied for the […]
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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, yesterday asked all local and foreign interests to exhibit more commitment and restraint on issues of our national security and avoid taking sides. He said all their actions and utterances must be tailored towards supporting the national cause with a view to restoring peace and tranquility to […]
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President Muhammadu Buhari says reopening of the land borders will not happen until the final report of a committee set up on the matter is submitted and considered. He said this yesterday while holding a bilateral meeting in London at the sidelines of UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana. Buhari said […]
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By Our Reporters Parents and some newly admitted students have decried multiple charges by public universities in the country, payment of high ‘acceptance fees’ alongside other moneys demanded during registration. Daily Trust reports that many federal and state universities charge over N50,000 from each prospective student as acceptance fee prior to “screening” that will pave […]
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The police in Delta State have arrested suspected gunmen who allegedly killed two commercial motorcycle riders in Mosogar and Ujevwu communities in Ethiope West and Udu local government areas of the state. Commissioner of Police in the state, Hafiz Inuwa, while confirming the incidents said, “the victims were robbed of their motorbikes after the attack.” […]
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The news that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Hakeem Odumosu, had given a seven-day ultimatum to owners of unregistered vehicles to comply with the law; has brought hope of safety to millions of Lagosians in view of criminality perpetrated by men in unregistered or covered vehicle plate number, that go undetected. In particular, […]
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As medical professionals battle to identify the source of a deadly mystery virus called coronavirus, which so far has killed three persons including a 61 year old woman in China; fears are mounting across Asia and other parts of the world over the cross-border spread of the disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned […]
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Though President Buhari’s desire on the launching of the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) in 2015 was strategically aimed at delisting Nigeria from the list of rice importers, little did he know that the programme will achieve great success within a short time. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme is intended to create […]
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In recent times, reports of rape and paedophilia have cascaded the pages of national dailies and social media. Reports on how young kids are sodomised, abused, molested and how young women have been made to face horrifying experiences of their lives. Cases of rape and acts of paedophilia are so alarming that they have become […]
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We have, unarguably, witnessed the arrival and exit of eras and generations. When the curtains drew on Nelson Mandela, tributes poured in torrentially. Amidst these tribulatory expressions, one immortal phrase stood large on our screen… The end of an era. Following this apt tribute, we believe in the unmoved reality of eras and times. Like […]
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Former Heads of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar and General Yakubu Gowon have counseled on the need for the North to pay more attention to integrated agriculture in view of the growing population in the region. They disclosed that by 2050, it is expected that the Nigerian population will reach over 410 million and if measures […]
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A group of youth organisations under the aegis of Youths in Support of Yerima (YSY) has urged a former Zamfara State governor, Senator Ahmad Sani Yarima, to prioritise his 2023 presidential ambition in the interest of the country. This is contained in the communique of the first annual meeting of the association and South-west zonal […]
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Chieftains of the PDP in Edo Central Senatorial District have urged the party to zone the governorship seat to their area ahead of this year’s election in the state. They made the demand yesterday during a caucus meeting of PDP leaders in the area at Uromi Esan Central local government of the state. Daily Trust […]
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his estranged political godson, the governor of Bayelsa State Seriake Dickson have met for the first time after their reported differences during the just concluded governorship election in the state which APC candidate David Lyon won. Both leaders met at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Nguru, Aboh-Mbaise in Imo State on […]
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The Coalition of APC Support Groups has asked the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to immediately announce Arc. Waziri Bulama as the substantive National Secretary of the party. Chairman of the coalition Ambassador Lawan Muhammad Munir who spoke at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, said his endorsement by the Comrade Adams […]
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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has called on the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) as well as its candidate and former Governor of the state Muhammed Abubakar to join hands with his administration towards delivering dividends of democracy to the people of the state. The governor, in a statement signed by his Senior Special […]
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Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has returned to Sokoto state after securing victory at the Supreme Court on Monday. The governor had been in Abuja since the date of the commencement of hearing on the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate was announced by the Supreme Court. Tambuwal who was received […]
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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Supreme Court judgement that upheld the elections of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Monday. President Buhari, in a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, felicitated with APC National Executive Council […]
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Gunmen have killed a politician and cleric, Rev. Denis Bagauri, also known as Pastor Nyako at his residence in Nasarawo Jereng village, Mayo Belwa local government of Adamawa state. Residents reported that the assailants stormed the residence of Reverend Bagauri who was the special assistant on religious affairs to former governor, Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow and […]
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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed concern over the increasing spate of Boko Haram-led attacks on people on the Damaturu- Maiduguri road. ACF national Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, in a statement on Monday said reports of daily attacks by the Boko Haram terrorists on commuters and villagers on the road linking the two […]
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Novelist and Founder/Chief Executive of Enugu-based book publishing firm, Delta Publication, Mr. Dillibe Onyeama has described the late popular writer, Chukwuemeka Ike as essentially different from other Nigerian authors. He described him as a professional educator, trained in Nigeria and America, with a very good grasp of Queen’s English and a flair for expression, being […]
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The 2020 Asian Film Festival is set to hold in Abuja with Minister of Culture and Information Alh. Lai Mohammed as Special Guest of Honour and DG National Council for Arts and Culture Otunba Olusegun Runsewe as a guest. Scheduled to hold from January 23 to 26, the event will be Asian Film Festival’s third […]
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Leicester City have issued a progressive update on the status of injured Wilfred Ndidi. The midfielder has been out of action since picking up a knee injury in training ahead of the Foxes’ League Cup fixture versus Aston Villa. Having undergone successful surgery, the 23-year-old missed Leicester’s last two encounters against the Villans and Southampton. […]
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Australian Open top seed Rafael Nadal entered his third decade as a professional ranked No 1 in the world and the 33-year-old Spaniard says he is surprised to be at the summit of the men’s game given his long and varied history of injuries. Enjoying a rare period of full fitness, Nadal is bidding for […]
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Ashleigh Barty ended a nine-year Australian home title drought on Saturday with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska at the Adelaide International. The world No 1 became the first Aussie woman to lift a trophy on a home court since Jarmila Wolfe won Hobart in 2011. Barty beat 24th-ranked teenager Yastremska in 87 […]
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A Lagos State based professional golfer from Ikoyi Golf Club, Francis Epe has emerged the winner of the inaugural invitational open championship organized in honour of the governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson. Epe, who played 7 under par over 18 holes to emerge the overall winner, urged young Nigerians to make career […]
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Matt Kuchar moved in pole position to claim a first win of 2020 after opening up a three-shot lead at the SMBC Singapore Open. Kuchar posted nine birdies in a bogey-free 62 at Sentosa Golf Club to get to 17 under and pull clear of defending champion Jazz Janewattananond and Miguel Tabuena. Justin Rose slipped […]
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Title: Treasury Single Account Policy in Nigeria Author: Salawu Adeku Zubairu Publisher: National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State, Nigeria Reviewer: Prof. Kabiru Isa Dandago It is with high sense of humility that I accept to be the reviewer of this book, entitled ‘Treasury Single Account Policy in Nigeria’, authored by […]
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Feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralised, and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. That’s the conclusion of a large study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Vital exhaustion, commonly referred to as burnout […]
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Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction of fat in one unexpected body […]
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The brutal murder of a broadcast journalist in Adamawa State by yet to be identified assailants has shocked the media, raising safety concerns among journalists. Maxwell Nashon, a reporter covering the state House of Assembly for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) FM station, Fombina FM Yola was found lying unconscious near the broadcast […]
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One year after murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, police not doing enough to find culprits, former colleague Anas Anas says. One year after the killing of Ghana journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, the International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, expressed deep concern over the lack of progress […]
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The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has confirmed gunmen attack on a local government council chairmanship aspirant under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Mr Chineme Onyeke. The new Police spokesman in the state, Mr. Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this yesterday. He added that the command will […]
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The Cross River Government has destroyed over 100 illegal shops including containers erected within the premises of the popular Etim-Edem Park in Calabar metropolis. The State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Mfon Bassey, who led staff of the ministry on the demolition on Sunday in Calabar, said the move was to create sanity within the park. […]
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Some politicians and other stakeholders in Bauchi are having ‘sleepless nights’ as they await the outcome of Supreme Court verdict on the governorship election, to be delivered on Monday. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent monitoring the development reports that for the past one week, supporters and members of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and All […]
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The Emir of Muri, Alhaji Abbas Tafida, has called for peace through mutual understanding and forgiveness among all warring factions in Taraba state. The Emir, who made the call while addressing Journalists at his palace in Jalingo on Sunday, said the call was in response to reports before him that parties in the recent tribal […]
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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau state has approved layouts for serving and retiring officers and men of the Nigerian Army in the state, the Commissioner of Lands, Survey and Town Planning , Mr Yakubu Dati, has said. Dati disclosed this during an advocacy visit to Maj.-Gen. Nuhu Angbazo, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 3rd […]
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The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State on Sunday alleged that it has uncovered plot by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to disguised under various pseudo names to stage a violent protest in the preceding days of the Supreme Court judgement between Barr. Emmanuel Jime and Governor Samuel Ortom. Jime of APC […]
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The Nigerian Army will continue to evolve strategies towards ending banditry and other criminal activities in the northwestern region of the country. The acting General Officer Commanding, 8 Division, Brigadier General Aminu Bande, disclosed this while reviewing their 2019 operations during the West African Social Activities (WASA) held at Giginya Barrack at the weekend. According […]
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The Supreme Court will today hear the appeals challenging the elections of governors Umar Ganduje of Kano State, Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. Sources informed Daily Trust that the appeals and cross appeals will be argued conclusively before the panel of the Supreme Court, adding that judgment date would […]
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A former governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmad Sani Yarima has declared interest to contest for the presidency come 2023. Yarima, an All Progressives Party (APC) member disclosed this yesterday in Bauchi while speaking with newsmen shortly after he paid a condolence visit to a famous Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi over the death […]
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Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has blamed “hostile transition” caused by his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and the legal battles which trailed his election as reasons why his administration started on a slow pace. Abiodun also said as a governor coming from a private sector, he deliberately took his time to choose those who have […]
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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says he has no anointed candidates for the forthcoming local government election in the state. Our correspondent reports that the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) in October last year postponed the LGs poll earlier slated for November 30, 2019 to the first quarter of this year. Based on […]
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North East Zonal Executive of the APC and state party chairmen in the zone will today meet at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja. Daily Trust learnt that the meeting convened by the APC National Vice Chairman, North East, Comrade Mustapha Salihu, would be used to agree on a new National Secretary to replace Mai Mala […]
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66 die, 174 injured in 40 collapse cases More buildings may collapse in 2020-expert The number of building collapse incidents in Nigeria more than doubled last year compared to 2018, just as more people died and a greater number sustained injuries, findings by Daily Trust have shown. An analysis of data on collapsed buildings collated […]
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The Acting Managing Director of Abuja Property Development Company (APDC) Bldr. Lawal Aliyu Magaji, has said that the company has commenced designs of affordable hostels that when constructed will accommodate mostly corps members undertaking the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Abuja. Magaji who disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit on […]
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P arks development activities are essentially the responsibility of the public sector but being concessioned to private concerns. It is more of philanthropic activity than commercial or revenue yielding. As part of the concession program, parks are now plotted, allocated and allowed to be developed by the private organizations under the supervision of the Parks […]
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Rep Aminu Ashiru Mani, member representing Mani/Bindawa Federal Constituency in Katsani State is the Chairman House Committee on Lake Chad. In this interview, he said the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is a key player in capacity building and the federal government’s commitment to job creation for the unemployed youth and women across the country. […]
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…says it’ll not hesitate to invite EFCC, ICPC The Trade Union Congress has debunked the rumour of investment for quick returns in the union, saying that “is false and totally misleading and should be disregarded immediately.” The union, however, noted that in its effort to fight corruption in the country, “we will not hesitate to […]
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The senior staff of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) under the auspices of the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), TCN Branch, have elected new officials while reiterating their dedication to power sector growth. A statement issued by the union’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Gabriel Amiji said the election took place […]
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said it will be introducing regulations on crowd-funding, crypto assets, robo advisory and distribution of collective investment schemes products through financial technology firms (Fintechs). Although SEC didn’t give timelines when this would happen, it indicated that it is investing in relevant technologies to be able to effectively regulate […]
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The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has assured that the electronic ticketing solution being proposed for the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) will take effect soon. He stated this in response to widespread complaints of alleged ticket hoarding and racketeering by passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train service. Many passengers complain on a daily basis about ticket […]
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Kano State dealers and users of liquefied petroleum gas known as the cooking gas yesterday raised an alarm over the proliferation of smuggled substandard gas from Niger Republic into the state’s market and is seeking for the authority’s immediate intervention. According to one of the marketers, Alhaji Othman Shehu, with the border closure, users of […]
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The founder and presiding Bishop of Faith Tabernacle, aka Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo, has sacked some top officials of his church allegedly for stealing from the church’s treasury. Oyedepo disclosed the dismissal of the officials at the weekend while speaking during an empowerment summit organised for the church’s ordained workers. He said, “We had no […]
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After N9.2bn stoves for rural women project flops Five years into the controversies trailing the procurement of N9.2 billion cook stoves for rural women, the Federal Ministry of Environment is shopping for companies to procure and distribute cook stoves to “institutions.” The Federal Executive Council (FEC) under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan had in 2015 approved $4.8 […]
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Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) in Zamfara and Katsina States have killed 100 bandits, including their six top commanders. A statement by the acting Force Information Officer, Captain Ayobami Oni- Orisan, said following the recent upsurge in activities of unrepentant bandits in Zamfara State, OPHD commenced an intensive kinetic operation in December 2019 against […]
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Governors Abdullahi Sule and Samuel Ortom of Nasarawa and Benue States respectively yesterday appealed to the Federal Government not to withdraw Operation Whirl Strokes from their states. The Federal Government had last December said it would gradually withdraw military operations in some volatile spots in the country, beginning from the first quarter of 2020. But […]
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would continue to recognise the sacrifices of the men and women of the nation’s armed forces. Osinbajo gave the assurance during an interdenominational Church service organised by the Ministry of Defence to commemorate the 2020 Armed Force Remembrance Day Celbration AFRDC) on Sunday in […]
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A high Court Judge in Katsina State, Justice Ibrahim Maikaita Bako, has died. He died yesterday in an Abuja hospital following injuries sustained in a car accident along Funtua-Kankara road on January 4. Confirming the death, the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Musa Danladi, said “late Bako died around 6am this morning at Cedar […]
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