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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 9 January, 2021 Edition)

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)

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

It’s not early to canvass Tinubu presidency, Adeyeye tells Osoba

The Chairman of the South-West Agenda, a group currently mobilising support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to become the President in 2023, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, has disagreed with a former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, who said it was too early to start such a project.

Osoba, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, had on Morning Show, a programme aired by Arise Television on Tuesday, said he was in support of the emergence of someone from the South-West geopolitical zone as President in 2023.

The former governor, who also admitted that Tinubu had the right to vie for the top office, however said that it was too early to zero in on a particular individual to avoid political miscalculation. But Adeyeye, who spoke with our correspondent in an interview in Abuja, said it was not too early to start mobilising support for Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

FG suspends mobilisation, screening of 5,000 candidates for NDLEA jobs

The Federal Government has directed the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to stop the screening and documentation of 5,000 candidates scheduled to take place between January 10 and 23, 2021 at its academy in Jos.

According to the government, the timing is ill-advised and inappropriate, given the current and alarming wave of COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

Consequently, the government directed that the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Mr Dayo Apata, who is also the Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Justice, should seek clarification/advice from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on the public health implications of such an exercise.

Police arrived three hours after bandits kidnapped my seven children –Zamfara APC chair

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Gyare, said the police arrived three hours after they were alerted to the attack on his community on Friday.

Gyare, whose seven children were kidnapped in the attack in the early hours of Friday, expressed displeasure with the security forces, calling on leaders at all levels to fear God in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Speaking to Saturday PUNCH, Gyare said his children were kidnapped by the bandits without much pressure from the security agents.

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