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 Federal Government has completed four dams and 21 water projects across the country, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has said. Adamu, who told newsmen that 10 other dam projects were at various stages of completion, named the completed ones as Kashimbila Dam in Taraba, Amla-Otukpo in Benue State, Ogwashi-Uku in Delta State […]
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Former Military President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida says he is alive and bubbling, his spokesman, Prince Kassim Afegbua, has said. Babangida, in a statement yesterday by his spokesman, Kassim Afegbua, debunked as fake news reports that the former military ruler was dead, saying “It has become consistent fake news for quite some time now wishing our […]
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The Nigeria-Ethiopia Chamber of Commerce says it is making efforts to boost the bilateral trade and investment between both countries. Members of the Chamber disclosed this in Abuja when they paid a courtesy visit to Ethiopian Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Azanaw Tadesse Abreha. “The Chamber intends to ensure the promotion of bilateral trade and investment […]
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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has accused National Assembly members of stealing billions of naira in the name of constituency projects. The ICPC, in a report tagged “Constituency Projects Tracking Group”, tracked 424 projects from 2015-2018 constituency projects between June and August 2019 across the 12 states of Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, […]
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Reps say Berger overloaded The condition of the 375km Abuja-Kano, road which passes through Kaduna and Zaria towns, has continued to deteriorate even as reconstruction of the dual carriage highway is suffering from undue delay. Different reasons have been given as to why work on the project is sluggish, including alleged poor funding by […]
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C & I Leasing PLC, a financial leasing company, said at the weekend its ongoing N3.2bn right issue will be used for business expansion in all its subsidiaries. This is even as the company is bullish about growing its revenue from N33.68bn to N66.34bn between now and 2023. This projection is premised on a Compound […]
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The Dangote Industries Limited has received an accolade from the Federal Government for its massive investment in sugar sub sector of Nigeria’s economy, in line with the country’s Backward Integration Policy. Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Niyi Adebayo who was on a working tour of the Dangote’s expansive Savannah Sugar Company (SSCL) Ltd […]
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The drudgery and suffering involved in farming in Karu Local Government, Nasarawa State may soon be a thing of the past as the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) is set to deploy its locally developed modern equipment and machines to revamp farming within its rural areas. As part of the new collaboration […]
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The Division President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard, Mr. Raghav Prasad in this interview, says Nigeria will witness rapid development if her economy is fully digitised. Nigeria is pushing for a digital economy, what is the implication? Well, I think Nigeria is in a very unique, positive position. Frankly, an economy of 200 million people is […]
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The Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr Usman Gur Mohammed has assured that transmission wheeling capacity will reach 10,000 megawatts (MW) by July 2020. Mohammed disclosed this at a quarterly TCN briefing in Abuja last weekend. He said the massive milestones were achieved between February 2017 and October 2019 through the […]
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The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has called on the Buhari-led administration to create of a full-fledged Ministry of Pension and Senior Citizens Affairs same as the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. The President of NUP Comrade Abel Afolayan made the call in his address at the 2019 18th edition of the Pensioners […]
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Director-General of National Productivity Centre (NPC) Dr. Kashim Akor, in this interview, says the centre is poised to ensure that Nigeria inculcates the culture of productivity for improvement in the living standard of the citizenry stressing that for any country that desires growth, productivity plays a pivotal role. What would you say is the […]
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The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has urged the federal and state governments to denounce the use of Bills of Engineering Measurement and Evaluation (BEME) for all construction projects. The Governor who made the call in Abuja Saturday while serving as Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) President’s Business […]
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The Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) has inaugurated new national executives that will run its activities for the next two years. The association pledged to address issues of environmental development in the country in order to help government achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new executives, led by Arc. Sonny Echono as president, […]
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Command Secondary School Jos Old Students Association (COJOSA) has laid the foundation for their 1,500 seater capacity dinner hall which will cost N50 million. Speaking at the event, President of COJOSA, Ademola Kasumu, said the project is expected to be completed within 18 months. He said after a need assessment of the school, COJOSA came […]
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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has disclosed plan to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over speculations that the military Operation Whirl Stroke may be withdrawn from Benue on the account that peace has been restored in the state. Ortom made the disclosure on Sunday at a thanksgiving service in honour of a newly ordained […]
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The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi has divorced his wife, Ms Chanel Chin over irreconcilable differences. The monarch in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem urged members of the public not to treat his ex-wife as a queen any more. Oluwo wished his former wife well in her future endeavours […]
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The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello said that the restriction placed on commercial tricycle operators to certain parts of the city was one of the most difficult decisions that the FCT administration had to make. Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, in a statement on Sunday, said Bello disclosed this during the presentation […]
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Former Senate President, David Mark on Sunday visited former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida at his Hill Top residence in Minna shortly after online reports surfaced with rumours of his death. On the former Senate president’s entourage was a former military administrator of Kogi state, Col Tunde Ogbeha. The duo arrived the Minna International Airport […]
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Former governor of Zamfara state, Abdul’aziz Yari Abubakar said the All Progressive Congress (APC) had remained a formidable party to beat despite losing power in the state. Addressing a large crowd of APC members and supporters from the 14 local government areas of the state shortly after a stakeholders meeting of the party in his […]
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Artist Kemi Sewell said her last good read is ‘The Body Keeps Score’ by Bessel Van der Kolk. “I read it for clarity,” she said. “I wanted to know more about the relationship trauma had to mental health and possibilities of holistic healing.” Sewell is known for her photography, printmaking and designs. She was recently […]
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Fun seekers in Kaduna metropolis are happy over the transformation of Kofar Gamji Park. Following its new look, residents are trooping into the park, located along Shooting Range Road, to have unrestricted fun. Daily Trust Saturday recalls that the park had lost its glory as it became a meeting point for drug addicts and miscreants. […]
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“The New Bosses might have promised us a lot of things before they came in, but they are surely giving us something they never even promised at the time. Great entertainment.’ I said, raising my head up to look straight at Asabe, who had come to visit me an hour earlier. ‘What New Bosses are […]
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Hajiya Laraba Madu is a Fulani woman from Nigeria who has taken up the citizenship of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a foreign land, she runs a farm, bakery and ice block industry in a remote village in Jigawa State, called Maska, her hometown in Ringim Local Government Area. She monitors and supervises her […]
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Now the big question is will you do anything no matter what just to prove the extent of your love for your partner? Many women measure the love their partners have for them by what they can do for them. In relationships, we do bend a lot in terms of things we want to do […]
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Border drill is a joint operation involving the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Immigration Service, the Nigerian Police, as well as the Department of State Security. The essence is to secure Nigerian borders against any form of trans-border trade and influx of illegal migrants. However, investigation by Daily Trust Saturday revealed that the aim […]
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged to support Nigeria’s wild preservation to reduce the impact of climate change. The UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Fahad AL-Taffaq, said this yesterday in Abuja during an official visit to the Nigerian National Park (NNP) headquarters. The visit focused on the rehabilitation of the endangered Scimitar-horned Oryx, a […]
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The Lagos State Government yesterday said it had credited the Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) of 321 retirees with the sum of N1.63 billion for December. The Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Ajibola Ponnle, said this at the 70th Batch Retirement Benefit Bond Certificate presentation to some of the retirees in the state. Mrs Ponnle […]
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President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating in the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa held in Egypt. The presidential aircraft conveying the president and some members of his entourage landed at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 2.30pm yesterday. At the opening of […]
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Back in 1991 when Jigawa State was created out of the old Kano State, several local governments (approximating districts) of old Kano Emirate fell into the new state either by political design or geographic accident. As it would have been a misnomer for an Emir to have ‘suzerainty’ beyond his artificial colonial ‘state’, those ‘stranded’ […]
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Ama, who goes to Port Harcourt from Oyigbo said, “I work in Port Harcourt but reside in Oyigbo, so on a daily basis I go to Port Harcourt. I have two cars, but I don’t use any of them because of the way the road is. It is hell to drive a vehicle within Port […]
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The former public officers who had their funds or assets forfeited to the government include; former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke; former first lady, Patience Jonathan; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, his wife, daughter and aide. Others are; former Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. […]
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Abductors of the pregnant woman identified as Mrs Okeke who was abducted by gunmen with two other children aged 9 and 12 in their homes in the Juji area of Kaduna have made a demand of N10 million for each of their victims. The gunmen numbering about 20 stormed the area at about 1:00 am […]
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These presenters host TV shows and already are familiar with role playing. So, that probably makes switching to acting not so hard for them. Here are a few. Uti Nwachukwu The Delta-born reality star is the winner of the fifth season of Big Brother Africa which was in 2010. He has since made a career […]
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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, is currently being remanded in a correctional centre after being found guilty of fraud charges in a Federal High Court in Lagos. He was charged alongside a former Commissioner for Finance in the state, Jones Udeogo, and his company Alok Nig. Ltd. The court ordered […]
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The morning before two persons died in a deadly pipeline explosion at Gloryland Estate, dangerous cloud had gathered on the sky above Idimu, a community in Alimosho Local Government Area, referred to as one of the most populous areas in Lagos. As the night started to give way to dawn and traders were getting ready […]
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Many residents of Kaduna are purchasing second hand bicycles due to its affordability, and the traders who are mainly youths, are smiling to the banks. Many bicycles of various sizes are on display for sale along Kano road by Tudun Nupawa, Kaduna. Findings showed that most of the sellers are youths. Rabiu Muhammad, a 25-year-old […]
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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the alleged execution of four aid workers by terrorists in the North-east region of the country. President Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the defeat of evil by good was inevitable, no matter the Pyrrhic victory evildoers seemed to win. […]
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The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has condemned the announced execution of four aid workers by armed groups in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State on 13 December. “I am deeply saddened and outraged by the news of the tragic killing of four aid workers who were held captive by armed groups for almost […]
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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze and thundery weather conditions for Saturday. NiMet’s weather outlook on Friday in Abuja predicted dust haze conditions with localised visibility of 2 to 5km over the North. It further predicted sunny and hazy conditions over inland cities of Central states with chances of thunderstorms over coastal […]
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At least 4,644 seed samples of crop wild relatives from four continents have been collected in a six-year effort to deliver climate change support for farmers. The 10-year Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change (Crop Wild Relatives) Project is managed by Crop Trust, in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank (MSB), […]
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As the effect of climate change on arable lands continues to disrupt food quality and availability in various ways, development of crops that can yield under uncertain and extreme climatic and soil conditions would play a key role in improving food security. To this end, Stress Tolerance Orphan Legume (STOL) crops such as mung bean, […]
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The Federal Government and Russia have signed an agreement for the supply of potash, a raw material for fertiliser production. Mr Uche Orji, the managing director of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), signed on behalf of Nigeria while Mr Dmitry Konyaev, the deputy chairman of URALCHEM, a Russian company, signed on behalf of the […]
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Milky Way Partnership (MWP) Nigeria has met with stakeholders to address challenges of milk production through local techniques, as well as ways to improve the use of modern equipment to boost dairy production in the country. Speaking at the meeting in Kaduna, Dr Ishaq Bello, project manager, Milk Value Chain Foundation, said the MWP was […]
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A road trip makes it a very long journey, so the waterways remain the only option. But how safe is it? Lagos State occupies 3,577 square kilometers with water bodies accounting for 23% of its geographical position. For obvious reasons, it has great potential to develop its water economy to a highly competitive level, to […]
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The sentencing of Orji Kalu, the former governor of Abia state is something that all Nigerians should celebrate. This is a sign that there is hope for our judicial system yet. There have been several charges brought against past leaders. But they all seem to be futile in the long run. This sentencing will sure […]
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Since the minimum wage bill was passed, most governors have shown in words and action that they are not ready to comply with the new law, which is sad. On the other hand, the federal government should look into implementing this same law for corps members. It is the federal government that pays us. I […]
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Sowore is a journalist and it is within his rights to advocate for human rights. And also report the truth. It is so sad that the government has chosen to victimize him. What happened to freedom of speech? Are we no longer guaranteed freedom after speech? Why is he still in detention? Even after Sowore […]
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I have seen several reports of how the Nigerian customs officials have intercepted goods at the border. Despite the tricks and gimmicks of the smugglers. Customs have managed to uncover their moves and apprehend these criminals. This is cheering news. The rice market in Nigeria has improved since the borders have closed. I, personally, have […]
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Since the return to democratic rule in Nigeria twenty years ago, the fad has been for governors to retire and keep earning. Their accurate reading of the political thermometer means they could work their ways preferably to the senate or clinch a ministerial or board appointment. One thing a sitting governor hates is the ten-letter […]
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Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Barr. Tony Ojukwu has called for the arrest of law enforcement officers who forcefully went into the courtroom to re-arrest Human Rights Activist, Omoyele Sowore. In a statement he signed himself, he insisted that all law enforcement officers involved in the desecration of the hallowed chambers of the […]
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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said that restructuring Nigeria is unavoidable because it is impossible to run a functional government under the current structure. Speaking at a conference on ‘20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: 1999-2019’ in Oxford, United Kingdom on Friday, the governor said the current structural “deformities,” such as over-concentration of […]
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Anambra State government has warned residents against bush burning as harmattan approaches. The state Commissioner for Utilities/Water Resources, Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne, gave the warning at the weekend during the official flag off of the 2019 dry season farming in Awka, the Anambra State capital. Ezenwanne said people should be carfull as they celebrate Christmas and […]
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…issues 58,000 visas on arrival The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos has, in the last four months, refused departures to 150 passengers who were about travelling via different airlines. The 150 Nigerians, it was learnt, were suspected to be victims of human trafficking. This was made possible […]
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The ruling delivered last Wednesday by Lagos State High Court judge Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo is one of the most interesting and potentially one of the most impactful court rulings in this country in recent times. The ruling was in respect of suit FHC/L/1497/2017 brought by Socio-economic Rights and Accountability Project [SERAP] seeking an order of […]
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The outcome of Saturday, November 30 local government elections in Niger state has no doubt shocked analysts and observers alike. Many had expected a run over with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) sweeping all the chairmanship and councillorship seats across the existing 25 local government areas and 274 wards. In fact, analysts had predicted […]
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“When they asked me to come and prove that I am the mother of the boy I told them I made marks on his body. They looked at it and they discovered the marks.” These were the words of Mercy Daniel who was reunited with her son after three years of agony and not knowing […]
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The sleepy town of Kashere in Gombe State was a beehive of activities yesterday when the crème de la crème of the Nigerian academia, politicians, and top government functionaries converged on the town to honour the late Dr Yusufu Bala Usman. The event was the third, fourth and fifth combined convocation ceremony of the Federal […]
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Controversies have continued to trail the alleged killing of two senior police officers from Anambra command by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The incident reportedly took place at the house of the group’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor at Ifite, Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area. It was also alleged that during […]
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The ‘Yahoo Academy’ busted by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Essien Essien Street, Ikot Ibiok village in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was located in a serene environment. The street housing the four-bedroom compound where the suspected ‘yahoo boys’ were arrested is a quiet, unassuming area, with […]
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