Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 26 March 2019 Latest online news from Africa including breaking news in politics, business, sports and entertainment

Shun vindictiveness ‘ Ganduje urged
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Chairman, Kano Concerned Citizens Initiative (KCCI), Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa, has urged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State to shun all forms of vindictiveness as he prepares to govern for a second term of four years. Alhaji Tofa, in a statement signed and issued in Kano, urged the governor to embrace all people of []The post Shun vindictiveness ‘ Ganduje urged appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Search for new Kano speaker begins
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Members of Kano State House of Assembly have begun the search for a new speaker that will man the affairs of the legislative arm of government for four years. Daily Trust reliably gathered that some potential candidates for the job had started making underground moves to secure the seat. A member of the house, who []The post Search for new Kano speaker begins appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Observers adjudge Plateau election fair, orderly
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Coalition of Domestic Observers and civil society organisations in Plateau State, yesterday, said the supplementary election that led to the emergence of Governor Simon Bako Lalong as winner was peaceful, fair and orderly. Addressing newsmen in Jos, the spokesman of the group, Godwin Okoko, said the elections across the state, adjudged to be the []The post Observers adjudge Plateau election fair, orderly appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC wants PDP probed over INEC server
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The APC Presidential Campaign Council (APCC) has asked the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of the Department of State Services to investigate the alleged hacking of and/or illegal tampering with the INEC server by the PDP. A petition addressed to the two personalities by the Director, Strategic Communications, APCC (Official Spokesperson), Festus Keyamo, said []The post APC wants PDP probed over INEC server appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ndume writes Oshiomhole, declares for Senate presidency
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The senator representing Borno South, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has formally declared his intention to contest for the office of Senate president in the incoming 9th National Assembly. Ndume, a former Senate leader, said in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of APC Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, that his resolve to contest for the Number 3 []The post Ndume writes Oshiomhole, declares for Senate presidency appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APGA urges support for Buhari
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has urged Nigerians to sustain their support for President Muhammadu Buhari in his second term, saying the results of his economic initiatives will soon translate to stable economy and better living standard for the citizenry. The National Chairman of APGA, Dr. Victor Ike Oye, told newsmen, yesterday, in Abuja []The post APGA urges support for Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rep Da’u joins race for deputy speaker
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The member representing Birnin-Kudu/Buji Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, Magaji Da’u Aliyu, has joined the race for deputy speaker of the House of Representatives. Da’u, who was first elected to the house in 2015 on the platform of APC, made his intention known to Daily Trust in Abuja yesterday. The lawmaker said he believed he []The post Rep Da’u joins race for deputy speaker appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Onyejeocha joins race for speakership
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The member representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia State in the House of Representatives, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has formally declared interest in the speakership race of the incoming 9th House. The female lawmaker made the declaration, yesterday, while briefing newsmen at the National Assembly complex, Abuja. Onyejeocha, who was first elected into the House in 2007, []The post Onyejeocha joins race for speakership appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why Bago deserves to be Reps speaker ‘ Dr. Dooba
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Dr. Ibraheem Dooba is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State. In this interview with Daily Trust, he makes a case for the party to zone the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the North Central. Excerpt: How do you think APC can avoid the confrontation between the executive and []The post Why Bago deserves to be Reps speaker ‘ Dr. Dooba appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Rivers: AAC deputy gov’ship candidate defects to PDP
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The deputy governorship candidate of Africa Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, has defected to PDP. Bomba Yeeh, a running mate to Biokpomabo Awara of AAC, was at the government house in Port Harcourt where he met with Governor Nyesom Wike. The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers loyal to the []The post Rivers: AAC deputy gov’ship candidate defects to PDP appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Nigeria needs N10trn infrastructure bond to curb deficit ‘ Fashola
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said that N10 trillion infrastructural bond was needed to meet up with infrastructural deficit and advance the course of Nigeria’s development. Fashola made this known on Monday in Abuja at a meeting with members of the House of Representatives Committee on Works to defend []The post Nigeria needs N10trn infrastructure bond to curb deficit ‘ Fashola appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Fashola defends budget before Reps., reaffirms commitment to fixing roads
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, on Monday, reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to fixing the nation’s roads. Fashola made the commitment when he appeared before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Works for the 2019 Budget Defence in Abuja. ‘If you look at the list of road projects under management, it []The post Fashola defends budget before Reps., reaffirms commitment to fixing roads appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Success and the dividends of stubbornness
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
It’s difficult not to fall in love with success whether it’s in the form of the literal meaning of the word or in the form of 7-year old Miss Success Adegor. The little girl is a primary school pupil of Okotie Ebo 1 Primary School in Sapele Delta State. Success’s neighbor recorded footage of her []The post Success and the dividends of stubbornness appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Anthropology of fabricating electoral results: How the Kano outcome might have emerged
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday 23rd March, 2019 . Governor Ganduje was trailing the PDP Candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf at the end of the first election held on March 9, 2019 []The post Anthropology of fabricating electoral results: How the Kano outcome might have emerged appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Buhari, Atiku and Nigeria’s future
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The greatest challenge facing the democratic process in Nigeria, as in most developing nations, has to do with management of the post-election transition process. The political tension and acrimony between parties and politicians peaks at the polls and tends to escalate during collation and announcement of results, giving electioneering a ‘do-or-die’ tendency. This situation impacts []The post Buhari, Atiku and Nigeria’s future appeared first on Daily Trust.
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College provost warns students on cohabitation
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Provost of Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze in Anambra state, Dr. Mrs. Tessy Okoli has frown at the cohabitation of female and male students in school, especially off-campus. The provost who expressed worry on the development, made the statement at the weekend, while admitting fresh students during the colleges matriculation ceremony. According to []The post College provost warns students on cohabitation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Success’ videotape: Lady to receive N500, 000, car gift
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Stephanie Idolor, the lady who videotaped Success, an angry school pupil sent home over non payment of school fees, is to receive N500,000 and a car gift. Popular comedian, Mc Jollof, recently took to his Instagram page with a video in which he revealed that the Delta state deputy speaker, Hon. Friday Osanebi, has requested []The post Success’ videotape: Lady to receive N500, 000, car gift appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bida Poly to introduce additional degree programmes
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger state has unveiled plans to introduce additional degree courses in the ongoing efforts to create academic niche for itself. The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Abubakar A. Dzukogi disclosed this in an interaction with journalists in Minna. He said the Polytechnic would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with []The post Bida Poly to introduce additional degree programmes appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Over 9000 graduands for University of Port Harcourt’s convocation
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Ndowa Lale has said about 9452 graduands of the University will receive degrees in the Universitys 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 convocation slated for Friday and Saturday this week. Professor Lale, who disclosed this in a press briefing in Port Harcourt on Monday, said out of the []The post Over 9000 graduands for University of Port Harcourts convocation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Over 10,000 beneficiaries get FCT scholarship
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The FCT Scholarship Board has awarded scholarships to a total of 10,952 residents to study in various fields in tertiary institutions in Nigeria and abroad since 2010. The Federal Capital Territory Administration Secretary for Education, Dr. Bala Mohammed Liman, made this known during a sensitisation meeting with stakeholders on the activities of the FCT Scholarship []The post ‘Over 10,000 beneficiaries get FCT scholarship’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Board clamps down on illegal farmers
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) has vowed to clamp down on illegal farmers within the city centre, ahead of this year’s farming season. Director of AEPB, Mr. Baba Lawan, in a statement issued by the Head of Information and Outreach Programme, Mr. Muktar Ibrahim, reminded residents that it is a punishable offence for anyone []The post Board clamps down on illegal farmers appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Women with disabilities empowered in Abuja
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Seventy women with disabilities have been empowered by the Step to the Top Leadership Centre (STLC) in Abuja. The Executive Director of STLC, Teresa Nwachukwu, who made this known at the closing ceremony of the Project Thinkable organised by the group and funded by VOICE Netherlands, said the beneficiaries now have a renewed mind set []The post Women with disabilities empowered in Abuja appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Capital Science Academy’s Lois Amos-Penda wins francophone competition
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
A JSS 3 student of Capital Science Academy, Kuje, Abuja has won the Abuja Schools Competition organised by the French Embassy in Nigeria to mark this year’s French Language Week. The Francophone Week was a week-long event which featured a soccer tournament in which the school also came first in both junior and senior categories. []The post Capital Science Academy’s Lois Amos-Penda wins francophone competition appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Alleged murder: Prosecution stalls trial of Danish citizen
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
ALagos High Court in Igbosere yesterday adjourned till April 3, 2019 the trial of a Danish national, Peter Schau Nielsen, who allegedly killed his wife and daughter, following the state government’s inability to present its final witness. The Lagos State Deputy Director of Prosecution, Dr Jide Martins, told Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile that the witness, Dr []The post Alleged murder: Prosecution stalls trial of Danish citizen appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Govt will implement laws that protect women’s rights ‘ Fayemi’s wife
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The wife of the Ekiti State governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, yesterday assured women in the state of government’s readiness to protect them from any kind of molestation by the opposite sex. Mrs Fayemi said the era when women were maltreated was over, saying all the laws protecting their rights were now being implemented by Dr []The post Govt will implement laws that protect women’s rights ‘ Fayemi’s wife appeared first on Daily Trust.
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No casualty as another building collapses in Lagos
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Another building collapsed yesterday on Lagos Island but without any casualty, just as the Lagos State government urged occupants of marked distressed buildings across the state to immediately vacate them pending the arrival of the demolition team of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). The Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, []The post No casualty as another building collapses in Lagos appeared first on Daily Trust.
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N36m fraud: Why I issued my supplier dud cheques ‘ rice trader
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The trial of a Lagos-based trader, Mrs Vivian Onwuka, and her company, A.V.K Investment Limited, for alleged N36 million fraud over supply of rice continued at the Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday. Mrs Onwuka told the trial judge, Justice James Tsoho, that the dud cheques she allegedly issued to the complainant were not meant for []The post N36m fraud: Why I issued my supplier dud cheques ‘ rice trader appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INEC shifts date for presentation of certificate to Lagos Governor-elect
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State has shifted the date for the presentation of Certificate of Return to the Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat. The presentation which was earlier fixed for Wednesday March 27, would now hold on Friday March 29, the INEC said in a statement by []The post INEC shifts date for presentation of certificate to Lagos Governor-elect appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Morning Fire guts seven classrooms in Kano
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
An early morning fire outbreak has burnt down seven classrooms at Badawa Secondary School in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State. The spokesman of Kano police command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident in a text message Monday morning, said no life was lost in the inferno. He attributed the incident to electricity []The post Morning Fire guts seven classrooms in Kano appeared first on Daily Trust.
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US: Trump triumphant after being cleared of collusion
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Donald Trump claims he has been completely exonerated by an inquiry into allegations Russia conspired to help him win the 2016 election. A summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report released on Sunday found the Trump campaign had not conspired with Russia. However it was inconclusive on whether Mr Trump had obstructed justice. The []The post US: Trump triumphant after being cleared of collusion appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ISRAEL: Military strike Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Israeli military says it has begun carrying out strikes on Hamas militant targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after a rocket hit a house north of Tel Aviv. No details were given about the strikes, but explosions were heard in western and southern Gaza. The Israeli military earlier accused Hamas, which controls Gaza, of []The post ISRAEL: Military strike Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house appeared first on Daily Trust.
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CONGO: Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Congo’s Ebola epidemic has now exceeded 1,000 cases, the Health Ministry said on Monday, with a death toll of 629 in the world’s second worst ever outbreak. Health workers have been better prepared than ever for this latest epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever, which causes severe vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding, and kills more than half []The post CONGO: Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases appeared first on Daily Trust.
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THAILAND: Rival camps woo allies amid confusion over results
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Two rival camps contesting Thailand’s first election since the military coup in 2014 have both said they are trying to form a coalition government. Early results give the pro-military Palang Pracha Rath Party (PPRP) a larger share of the popular vote. At the same time, the main opposition Pheu Thai party currently has the biggest []The post THAILAND: Rival camps woo allies amid confusion over results appeared first on Daily Trust.
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INDIA: Congress pledges income for 50m families
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has pledged to create ‘the world’s largest minimum income scheme’ if his party wins election. He said the Congress Party would guarantee an income for 50 million of India’s poorest families. Mr Gandhi called it a ‘fiscally prudent’ scheme that would ‘eliminate poverty’. But the governing BJP said India’s poor []The post INDIA: Congress pledges income for 50m families appeared first on Daily Trust.
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FRANCE: Fairground workers riot in Le Mans
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Clashes have erupted at a protest by fairground workers in the French city of Le Mans, who are demanding the right to set up stall in the town centre. Police pushed back hundreds of demonstrators as rioters targeted the city hall, where staff were evacuated. There are reports of injuries. Rioters pushed a burning caravan []The post FRANCE: Fairground workers riot in Le Mans appeared first on Daily Trust.
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ANGOLA: Son of ex-president released from jail
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The son of the former Angolan president has been released from prison, where he was being held on charges of embezzlement. Jos Filomeno dos Santos had been detained for seven months. He was accused of attempting to steal $1.5bn (1.1bn) when he was head of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund. He was appointed to that role []The post ANGOLA: Son of ex-president released from jail appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Number of Ebola cases in Congo exceeds 1,000
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The number of Ebola cases in Congo has exceeded 1,000, the country’s health ministry said, as the second-largest outbreak of the virus continues to wreak havoc in the central African country. ‘Behind these numbers are several hundred Congolese families directly affected by the virus and hundreds of orphans,’ Health Minister Oly Kalenga said in a []The post Number of Ebola cases in Congo exceeds 1,000 appeared first on Daily Trust.
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What to know about fibroids
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
-Obesity increases risk of fibroid in women experts Omoye is 38 years old. She had a fibroid surgery two years ago and has a large scar on her stomach. ‘I used to be very fat,’ she said. ‘I developed fibroid and had to go for surgery. Since then I have been watching my []The post What to know about fibroids appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Breakthrough for fatherhood for children left infertile with cancer treatment
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
About 30% of children who survive cancer often end up infertile as adults due to damage done to their bodies by powerful chemotherapy drugs and radiation. However, a new animal research in which a baby monkey was born from frozen testicular tissue offers hope that young cancer sufferers left infertile from treatment could still become []The post Breakthrough for fatherhood for children left infertile with cancer treatment appeared first on Daily Trust.
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World Tuberculosis Day: We need information on TB
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Compliments of the season. Last Sunday, 24th March was the World Tuberculosis Day. Kindly use your column to enlighten the populace about the disease, risk factors, prevention and treatment. Abdul O. Thanks Abdul for your question. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide (according to World Health Organization). Tuberculosis (TB) []The post World Tuberculosis Day: We need information on TB appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Researchers identify new drug for liver diseases
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Drug therapy that may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases has been discovered. Although therapies have been available to treat some forms of liver disease, including hepatitis C and autoimmune hepatitis, options have been more limited for treating portal hypertension, a condition where there is an increase []The post Researchers identify new drug for liver diseases appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Studies reveal mechanism to reduce inflammation
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Two proteins that act as gatekeepers to dampen a potentially life-threatening immune response to chronic infection have been identified in a study published in Nature. The two proteins, the transcription factors SIX1 and SIX2, activate cellular pathways required for fetal development and later switch to a new role in which they repress these pathways in []The post Studies reveal mechanism to reduce inflammation appeared first on Daily Trust.
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80% of TB cases in Lagos State still undiagnosed ‘ LSMH
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMH), said on Monday that over 80 per cent of Tuberculosis cases in the state have yet to be diagnosed. Dr Agbolagorite Olurotimi, Coordinating Director, Integrated Tuberculosis and HIV Control Programmes, Directorate of Disease Control, LSMH, made this known at a sensitisation programme to mark World Tuberculosis Day. The []The post 80% of TB cases in Lagos State still undiagnosed ‘ LSMH appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Adamawa records 23 cases of drug resistance TB in 3 months ‘ Manager
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
No fewer than 23 cases of drug resistance Tuberculosis (TB) has been recorded in Adamawa from January to date. The state Programme Manager for TB and Leprosy Control, Dr Boniface Gundiri, disclosed this known on Monday in Yola at a ceremony to commemorate World TB Day. Gundiri said 60 drug resistance cases were recorded among []The post Adamawa records 23 cases of drug resistance TB in 3 months ‘ Manager appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Re: The judiciary: Matters arising
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
As is customary with this page, we occasionally pause to listen to our readers, and engage with them where possible. The two-parts article on the judiciary, 5th and 12th March, elicited a number of responses. The responses were, as usual, of two kinds: reasoned and reasonable, and, unreasoned (sometimes abusive) and unreasonable. I ignored the []The post Re: The judiciary: Matters arising appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Mortgate rate must be below 10% to spur housing dev’t ‘ Aliyu
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The Chairman of a leading property development and management company, Urban Shelter Limited, Malam Ibrahim Aliyu, has said the potential for housing in Nigeria will not be realized until the current mortgage rate is brought down below 10 per cent. Malam Aliyu stated this during a courtesy visit on the company in Abuja recently by []The post Mortgate rate must be below 10% to spur housing dev’t ‘ Aliyu appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Failed POS transactions: NIBSS, banks move to tackle delayed reversals
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
The last 5 months have been hectic for the average point of sale (POS) terminal user across various banks in Nigeria over what is technically known as dispense error. Nkechi Okafor, a trader in textile material who narrated her ordeal to Daily Trust said: ‘I went to Balogun market (in Lagos Island) to buy goods. []The post Failed POS transactions: NIBSS, banks move to tackle delayed reversals appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Forex: Again, CBN intervenes with $268.60m, CNY39.09m
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
In its latest round of interventions in the forex market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) made interventions in the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) of the Foreign Exchange market totaling $268.60 million and CNY39.09 million. Figures of the sales consummated on Friday revealed that the sums were injected to meet requests of customers []The post Forex: Again, CBN intervenes with $268.60m, CNY39.09m appeared first on Daily Trust

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