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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Thursday, 04 February, 2021 Edition)

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State

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‘Campaign For 2023 And Get Sacked’ — Ortom Warns Commissioners

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, Wednesday, banned political campaigns by his appointees eyeing various positions in the 2023 general elections.

Speaking to journalists, Ortom also refuted his posters trending on social media on the 2023 presidential election.

The governor said he was still preoccupied with the mandate to deliver dividends of democracy to the citizens in the remaining two and half years of his government and would not want to be distracted. “I’m not interested in any future elections for now. Likewise, I have decided to ban campaigns for all those in my government interested in 2023 elections.

No Ethnic Group Should Lord It Over Others — Gbajabiamila

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday underscored the need for dialogue to find a lasting solution to herders/natives feud across Nigeria.

Gbajabiamila was fielding questions from State House reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reacting to a question on the herders/natives unhealthy relationship in the Southwest and the Southeast, he said: “Everybody just have to come to the table and discuss and come to amicable resolution which I’m sure we will.

Northern Elders Forum: There Are Millions Of Fulani Living Lawfully… These Attacks Must Stop

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has urged Fulani herdsmen to return to the northern region if their security can not be guaranteed in the southern part of the country.

NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, disclosed this on Wednesday while speaking on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme.

Baba-Ahmed said the relocation advice became necessary following alleged attack on Fulani herders, families and communities in some states of the south. Baba-Ahmed said there are millions of Fulani living lawfully, wondering why there is a negative perception about the race in some quarters.

2023 Poll: We’re Not Endorsing Jonathan – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it is not planning to endorse a former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, as its candidate for the 2023 Presidential election.

There were reports last week that some Northern governors were working hard to ensure that the former president gets the APC ticket.

But the party, through its Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, said that such a story is not true but just the creation of some people. Speaking to BBC Hausa Service on Wednesday, Buni said there is nothing like that in the party, adding that the story was created by some individuals.

Hundreds Of Women Protest Herdsmen Presence In Edo

Hundreds of women from Uromi community, the administrative headquarters of Esan North-East local government area of Edo state, took to the streets to protest incessant rape and kidnaps by suspected herdsmen.

They are calling on state government and security agents for help, insisting they can’t go to their farms for fear of kidnap and rape.

It was gathered that the women who are from Uromi town and neighbouring communities later blocked the township roads, urging herdsmen to leave their communities. A community source who gave his name as Odion said the protest disrupted the free flow of traffic within the Uromi township. He said the women marched to the One palace to register their displeasure on spate kidnapping and raping in the area.

APC Membership Registration An Aberration ­— Akande

Pioneer National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Bisi Akande has faulted the party’s membership registration exercise, describing it an indefensible wastage.

Akande, a political associate of the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, also described the caretaker committee overseeing the affairs of the party under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, as an abnormality.

The national caretaker and extraordinary convention planning committee of the party declared the nationwide exercise to update and validate membership registers of the party across its chapters. President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the exercise on Saturday in Daura, Katsina State, with a call on all members of the party to participate in the exercise.

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