Daily Trust Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Wheat project scandal: EFCC grills NIRSAL MD pg.4; Fuel scarcity: NNPC apologises to Nigerians pg.23; Senate probes abandoned N400bn primary health centre project pg.4; How top police brass tried to shield Kyari pg.5; Inside Ogun road accidents pg.3; Don’t blame FG for ASUU strike – Education Minister pg.4; Reps probe leakages of WAEC questions, results’ cancellations pg.4; Lassa fever kills 59, infects 358 in 19 states – NCDC pg.4; FEC approves $2.81bn for railway equipment pg.5; Hisbah arrests 78 party goers in Kano pg.6; 4 travellers killed in Jos pg.6; NSCDC seals petrol station, arrests 2 over adulterated fuel pg.6; Fire guts hostel in Niger school pg.6; Many injured, houses burnt in fresh Benue communal clash pg.6; Chief Imam of Jama’a dies at 130 pg.6; How Zulum, Shettima spent three days sharing food, cash to 60,803 IDPs, returnees pg.7; Zulum challenges doctors on special salary pg.7; Gamboru to get new barracks, shopping complex, rebuilt Arabic school pg.7; Northern groups kick as gunmen kill 8 in Abia cattle market pg.8; Why I met Obasanjo over 2023 polls – Ango Abdullahi pg.14; Lagos PDP opts for consensus as congress holds next week pg.14; APC convention: Shutting out statutory delegates will spell doom – Ex-Reps members pg.14; Kaduna electoral law instrument for rigging – PDP pg.14; Why I’m contesting Goje’s seat – Gombe gov’s ally pg.14; Osun APC primary: As Aregbesola leads epic battle to stop Oyetola pg.15; 11 candidates jostle for Jos North/Bassa constituency pg.15; Man attempts suicide after girlfriend dumps him for rich man pg.16; FCT polls: Thugs kill APC member, set PDP chieftain’s house ablaze pg.16; Gunmen kill UniBen hospital doctor pg.16; Truck rams into Ibadan beggars’ settlement, kills 2, injures several others pg.16; Mob beats up ‘madman’ mistaken for kidnapper in Ogun pg.16; Man who killed twin daughters to die by hanging pg.33; Lagos to produce 1m coconut seedlings in 2022 pg.33; Kwara community seeks intervention over persistent robberies pg.33; Customs arrests 19, intercepts fish cannabis pg.33; 4 arrested, 2 pistols recovered as NSCDC raids hideout in Kwara pg.33; Kano LG vows to sustain campaign against polio pg.33; Woman drags partner to court for refusing to acknowledge marriage pg.33; Issues in the Russia-NATO face-off on Ukraine pg.18; It is time for Europe to learn from its mistakes in the Sahel pg.18; Probe, prosecute importers of adulterated petrol pg.19; Why are our buildings falling? pg.19; If there is to be a 2050 Development Plan pg.20; Please help Aso B community from AEDC’s incarceration pg.20; How FCMB makes homeownership easy for customers pg.24; Nigeria to attract investment from ECOFAIR pg.24; NOVA Merchant Bank commences N20bn Commercial Paper Issuance.pg.24; Marketers raise alarm over proliferation of smuggled off -spec gas in Kano pg.25; New tech to address challenges in home buying process pg.25; Sugar Council denies halt in production, sale of product pg.25; ‘Nigerians spend N12trn annually on self-power generation’.pg.25; Taxation is the only sustainable revenue source –Obaseki.pg.25; How contaminated petrol triggered Nigeria’s fresh energy crisis, queues.pg.26; Gombe emerges winner of Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award pg.29; Governor Inuwa appoints new chairman for Gombe Sports Commission pg.29; Of fictitious defections and lies of the opposition in Gombe State pg.29; Why prices of grains crashed in Taraba pg.30; Abuja gets soil testing, GIS labs pg.30; Illegal polytechnic, college discovered in Oyo pg.32; Why ASUU strike poses serious threat to students pg.32; Mum ‘throws girl, 3, into bear cage at zoo in front of horrified visitors pg.34; 28,000 apply for 30 female train drivers’ posts pg.38; NATO, US say Russia is still building up troops near Ukraine pg.38; Delegation holds talks with EU, US diplomats pg.38; Coup leader Damiba inaugurated as president.pg.38; US girl missing since 2019 found alive in secret room pg.38; Several killed in Mogadishu as al-Shabab attacks stations pg.38; EU plans €508m intervention in Nigeria pg.43; No comment on ASUU’s stand against my professorship— Pantami pg.43; Reps probe deplorable condition of inmates, staff of Correctional Service pg.43; Terrorism: Court to rule on application to quash Kanu’s trial April 8 pg.43; ‘Why NYSC Trust Fund is needed now pg.43; Fuel scarcity: TUC threatens mass action pg.43; Climate change putting pressure on natural resources — FG pg.43; Ngige flays NANS’ protest over ASUU strike pg.44; Scarcity: Don’t store petrol at home, Fire Service warns Nigerians pg.44; Devolving labour to states, an invitation to industrial anarchy – NLC.pg.44; ACCI, TFO Canada train 112 women on export services.pg.44; ACCI, TFO Canada train 112 women on export services pg.44; Devolving labour to states, an invitation to industrial anarchy – NLC pg.44; Buhari to El-Rufai@62: Kaduna doing well under you pg.44; BUK centre wins $5m World Bank agric grant pg.46; Gridlock as Uniben students barricade Benin-Lagos road over ASUU strike.pg.46; Osun APC crisis: Aregbesola’s loyalists petition police over bias.pg.46; Nasarawa assembly summons commissioners, others over teachers’ salary pg.46; Niger residents selling belongings to pay ransom.pg.46; Emir Bayero leaves for Gambia, Senegal on working visit pg.46; Barca clash with Napoli headlines Europa play-off pg.47; Rampaging Plateau United dim Shooting Stars 3-1 to go top pg.47; Ahmed Musa wants NFF to mobilize fans for crucial W/Cup qualifi er.pg.47; ‘Super-sub’ Shammasu targets Rangers’ scalp in Nnewi pg.47; Tinubu: To pee or not to pee? Kyari: To deal or not to deal? pg.48; Kvitova ousts top seed Sabalenka as favourites exit Dubai.pg.48; Khan and Brook meet in grudge match.pg.48;