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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 Edition)

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State

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Bauchi: Rapists On Rampage As 14-Year-Old Gang-Raped For One Month

Rapists are on the rampage in Bauchi State as young girls and boys, as well as women, are being raped in different parts of the state on daily basis.

In the last few months, dozens of girls, some as young as six years old have fallen victims of rape being orchestrated by men aged between 20 and 55.

The Bauchi State Police Command Tuesday gave the details of the incidences of rape in the state.

Kidnappers Kill DSS Officer In Katsina After Taking N8m Ransom

An operative of the Department of State Services (DSS), Abubakar Abdullahi Bindawa, has been assassinated by his suspected kidnappers after they took N8 million ransom from his family.

A family member who dropped off the ransom said he was given a location where to meet the abducted operative but found him with a fractured leg and three gunshot wounds.

The operative, Bindawa, 35, was buried on Monday at the Danmarna cemetery after funeral prayer held at his family house in accordance with Islamic rites.

7 Months After, Amotekun Yet To Fully Take Off In South West

The security network codenamed ‘Amotekun’, which the six states in the South-West initiated to curb crime in the region, is yet to fully take-off seven months after the states’ Houses of Assembly separately passed bills to enable its operation.

Daily Trust reports that cases of armed robbery and kidnapping are on the increase in some of the states, with residents calling on their leaders to ensure the commencement of surveillance by operative of Amotekun in the region.

Governors of Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Oyo and Ekiti – and the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, a technocratic institution established and dedicated to the sustainable development of the South-West region, have attributed the slow take-off to the rage of the coronavirus pandemic in the country and its effects on governance.

You Can’t Extend Your Political Empire To Edo, Obaseki Tells Tinubu

The governor of Edo state and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 19 guber poll, Godwin Obaseki, has said that former Lagos State Governor and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu cannot extend his political empire to Edo State as electorates are determined to end the godfatherism in the state.

Obaseki, who said this on Tuesday in a press statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, was reacting to a televised broadcast by Tinubu.

Tinubu had urged electorates in Edo to reject Obaseki at the poll.

Bode George Counters Tinubu, Says Obaseki Deserves Second Term

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, has also weighed in on the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State, saying the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki deserved a second term.

“Governor Godwin Obaseki is an Enigma. He is a good man with a kind heart who has devoted the last four years to the service of the good people of Edo State, with total selflessness and sacrifice,” George said in a statement on Tuesday.

He spoke a day after the APC National Leader and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu asked the electorate of Edo State to reject Obaseki.

Edo Gov’ship: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, Others Sign Peace Pact

Ahead of the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), his main challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and other contestants have pledged commitment to ensure violence-free election and to accept its outcome in good faith.

They gave the pledge on Tuesday in Benin City at the signing of the Peace Accord, organized by the National Peace Committee (NPC), led by a former Head of States, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) and the Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Mathew Kukah.

The event was held at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Center, Benin City and was coming on the heels of the Monday’s stakeholders meeting held at the same venue.

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