Nigerian Daily Trust Newspaper

Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 23 January, 2021 Edition)

Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, the Governor of Nasarawa State

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Boko Haram Now Regrouping In Nasarawa State – Gov Sule

Governor Abdulahi Sule has confirmed the presence of Boko Haram terrorist group in Nasarawa State now regrouping and causing havoc amid security challenges.

Governor Sule disclosed this on Friday while briefing State House reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The governor, who said the group was part of the elements fueling the security challenges in the State, recalled that the terrorists had been dislodged from their camp in Toto before regrouping at the Nasarawa/Benue border from where they are now launching attacks on residents. Engr. Sule, who said some of the Boko Haram elements active in the Nasarawa State belong to the Darussalam group that had been dislodged from Niger State, disclosed that a lot of them were hitherto killed while 900 were arrested upon a joint security operation.

Restructuring: ACF Rules Out Return To Regional Government

Despite growing calls for restructuring, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Thursday said it was very unlikely for the country to return to the regional system of government where each region had control of resources at its domain.

ACF President, Audu Ogbeh, who stated this in Abuja during the 18th Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme: “Restructuring: Why? How?”, maintained that the shape by which restructuring would take was still unclear even if it was a necessary thing to be done.

“In dealing with the problems confronting us, restructuring is absolutely necessary. In what shape is the question to ask. Will States surrender their autonomy like Professor Jega said? Very unlikely. Are we returning to the regions of 1960? Very unlikely. That is where the problem lies,” Ogbeh said.

Kaduna Prison Unaware Zeenat El-Zakzaky Positive For COVID-19

Authorities of the detention facility where the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat are being held say they are not aware Zeenat tested positive for coronavirus.

The couple’s son Muhammed announced his mother’s condition this week after the couple’s doctor visited them in detention.

But controller of Kaduna Correctional Service, Ibrahim Maradun, said he is yet to receive test results after sample was taken on Wednesday by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. He said Zeenat has been in isolation since sample was taken.

We’ll Paralyse Academic Activities By February 5 — Varsity Workers

The Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), on Friday said it had resolved to cripple academic activities in all tertiary institutions by February 5 over government’s failure to address lingering issues.

It would be recalled that the unions had embarked on a three-day nationwide protest last week to press home their demands after which it directed all its members to hold congress nationwide to take a unanimous stand.

They reiterated contentions issues as: inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), non-payment of Earned Allowances, non-payment of arrears of national minimum wage, delay in renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement and non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members. Other issues raised in contention include: the usurpation of headship of non-teaching units by the teaching staff in clear violation of condition of service and establishment procedures, neglect and poor funding of state universities and non-constitution of visitation panels universities.

Igboho Visits Igangan, Insists Fulani Residents Must Leave Yoruba Land

An Oodua Republic agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho on Friday visited Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government area of Oyo State as promised.

Though he did not fight the Fulani residents of the state as speculated on social media, he insisted that all the Fulani residents of the state, and the entire Yoruba land must leave the state, if kidnapping continues.

Igboho had last week visited Fulani settlement in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area where he gave them a seven-day ultimatum to leave the area. He accused the Fulani community in the area of masterminding abductions, killings, and other criminal activities in the area.

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