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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 05 February, 2021 Edition)

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State

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Gov. Bala Mohammed: How Baze University Almost Cost Me My Job

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has revealed how he almost lost his job as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), for allocating a piece of land to Baze University, Abuja.

Speaking on Thursday when Yusuf Ahmed, the founder and members of the university management paid him a courtesy visit in Bauchi, the governor, who served as a minister under President Goodluck Jonathan, said an unidentified lady was interested in the land allocated to the university.

He said he had kept the incident as a secret for so long but decided to open up at this point in time.

Man Dies After Jumping 7 Floors To Evade EFCC Arrest

A yet to be identified man died, on Thursday, after he jumped from the 7th floor of a building at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island while attempting to flee from operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who were after a suspect.

It was learnt that the operatives of the commission were in the estate to effect the arrest of a suspect who was not in any way connected to the deceased.

The case has since been transferred to the homicide unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.

Nigerians Will Vote Out APC In 2023 — Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said that the inability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to tackle insurgency, banditry and corruption will compel Nigerians to vote out the party in 2023.

Wike noted that with the current economic challenge of the country and escalating banditry, it was obvious that Nigerians have realised they made a mistake to have voted for the APC.

The Rivers State governor stated this on Thursday shortly after inspecting the Greater Interchange and Underpass being constructed by Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in Yola.

Stop Attacking Herdsmen Now – Northern Governors

The Northern Governors Forum (NEF) has called for the stoppage of attacks on innocent Fulani herders in South-East, South-West and South-South states.

The governors said innocent herders should not be vilified while those found wanting should be handed over to the law enforcement agencies.

But governors in the South West, while responding to the call, said there was the need for authorities in Northern Nigeria to call “killer herdsmen” to order.

Sheikh Gumi: What I Saw When I Visited Bandits In Zamfara Forests

Renowned Islamic Scholar Sheikh Dr Ahmed Mahmoud Gumi has narrated his encounter during a trip to the camps of bandits in Zamfara State. Worried by the high rate of insecurity in the NorthWest region, the well-respected cleric visited the stronghold of the attackers, appealing to them to accept peace.

Briefing Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State at Government House, Gusau, on Thursday, the cleric said the bandits have turned into insurgents following the bad treatment from the people of the state.

He appealed to governments at all levels to make peace with the bandits, saying dialogue is the only option to end the menace.

Kano Crackles As Ganduje Bars Sheikh Abduljabbar From Preaching

Thursday’s decision by the Kano State government to ban controversial cleric Sheikh Abduljabbar Sheikh Nasir Kabara has generated apprehension in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Malam Mohammed Garba said the ban was because the state executive council found the cleric’s preaching incendiary.

However, the cleric told Daily Trust that the ban was politically motivated.

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