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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 4 January, 2021 Edition)

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Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Daily Trust Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Daily Trust News.

We’ll Teach Umahi A Lesson – PDP

The Acting Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State, Fred Udogu, yesterday, said the party will soon erase the name of Governor David Umahi from the original list of its members.

Udogu, in an interview with Daily Trust, said Governor Umahi only resigned verbally but not officially.

The acting chairman, who stressed that the governor would not be re-admitted into the party if he thought of making a U-turn, said PDP had its worse experience under the Umahi-led government.

N40bn EA, Minimum Wage: Varsity Workers Threaten Showdown With FG, Issue 14-Day Ultimatum

Non-teaching staff in the Nigerian Universities, on Sunday, threatened that it would commence an indefinite strike after 14 days over Federal Government’s ‘refusal’ to intervene in the sharing formula of the N40 billion Earned Allowance.

The workers under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and one other union, also said they were disappointed and disenchanted by government’s refusal to honour its promise to pay the arrears of the New National Minimum wage.

Daily Trust reports that the workers had few hours after Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its 9-month-old strike, kicked against the alleged 30 per cent and 70 percent sharing formula between the unions and the Academic Staff respectively.

Why Lagos/Kebbi Rice Vanished From Markets

Many rice dealers and retailers in Lagos State and other places are still in shock over the disappearance of LAKE RICE, which used to be visible in markets during the festive period from 2016 when the state government under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode signed a partnership with his Kebbi State counterpart, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

The MoU between the Kebbi and Lagos State governments for the supply of LAKE (an acronym of Lagos and Kebbi) RICE was birthed in 2016. But no sooner than Ambode left that the project suffered a serious setback and, as at today, there are indications that the MoU between the two states had collapsed. The agreement was meant to be mutually beneficial as Kebbi is famous for rice production and Lagos has a huge market.

Governor Bagudu is reportedly angry with Tinubu because of how Ambode was pushed into political oblivion. According to sources, this is why the governor is one of the anti-Tinubu figures within the APC. A source said the LAKE RICE project would not have been dead if Ambode had remained in office.

2023 Presidency: No Zoning Arrangement In APC’s Constitution – Shekarau

Former Kano State Governor, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau on Sunday said there is no provision for zoning of presidency in the constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but the “constitution of common sense” should be used.

Shekarau, who represents Kano Central Senatorial District at the Senate under the APC umbrella, said this during a media interactive session in Kano while responding to question on his position on zoning arrangement for the 2023 presidential election.

He said he believes the guiding principle should be fairness and justice to all, adding that “there is constitution of common sense, people have to use it.”

I’ve Never Compromised In Public Service – Moghalu

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has been conferred with the Nnewi traditional chieftaincy title of “Ifek’ego Nnewi” (Greater than money) by the Igwe of Nnewi, HRH Dr Kenneth Orizu III. The title was conferred by the monarch of the kingdom at a colourful ceremony in Nnewi during the Igwe Orizu’s 57th annual Ofala festival.

In a statement released on Sunday, Moghalu said: “My new title is a strong statement of my values in life. Integrity matters more than money. In public service for the world and for my country, I have never compromised it. It matters what we teach our society and how we are remembered.

“The recognition matters also because my traditional ruler showed appreciation for my humble contributions to my hometown. This encourages me to remain on the track of service,” he said.

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