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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Sunday, 07 February, 2021 Edition)

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MURIC To FG: We Have Evidence Against Herdsmen

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has disclosed that it has proofs of crops’ destruction in farms all over the country by herdsmen’s cattle.

It, therefore, urged the Federal Government to compensate farmers whose crops have been destroyed.

According to him, MURIC now has concrete evidence of the culpability of herdsmen, including video clips, in which cows destroyed farms belonging to members of the organisation.

Obasanjo: Nigerians Are Not Preparing For God’s Kingdom

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said developments and happenings in the country show that people are not preparing for the Kingdom of God.

Obasanjo, who was the Guest of Honour during the dedication of the St. Moses Orimolade Holy Land, the Cenotaph of C&S Founder, on Saturday, said most people are acting as if everything starts and ends on Earth.

“The situation we have in the country today does not show we are preparing for the kingdom of God but we have to be prepared.”

WTO DG: Buhari Lauds US For Backing Okonjo-Iweala

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the pronouncement of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, signifying withdrawal of the country’s objection to the emergence of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as director- general of the WTO.

According to a statement issued yesterday by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said “Nigeria and the entire African continent are happy about this new position, which signifies a shift and important turnaround in the relation between our continent and the United States under the Biden administration.

“Today, we see that the United States stands with Nigeria and Africa with the acceptance of our widely respected citizen, Okonjo-Iweala, to lead the WTO. We look forward to working very closely with the new US administration on this and all issues of common interests, especially in such areas as accelerated economic growth, fight against terrorism and deepening progress on development issues.’’

We’re Ready For Genuine Reconciliation – Marafa

Senator Kabiru Marafa has said his faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State is ready for genuine reconciliation with former Governor Abdul’azeez Yari’s faction.

The senator said his readiness for the reconciliation followed the meeting convened by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party in Abuja on Monday.

Marafa said this in Kaduna during a meeting with critical stakeholders of his faction, known as ‘APC Mai Jama’a.’

‘You Are Doing Boko Haram’s Work’ – Garba Shehu Hits PDP

The Presidency has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of doing the work of Boko Haram.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, the Presidency came down hard on the PDP for rejecting the appointment of ex-service chiefs.

Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, had described the appointment of the former service chiefs as non-career ambassadors, appealing to the senate not to clear them. But Shehu said the nomination of the former top military brass is a reward for their hard work and exceptional service to Nigeria.

Soyinka: Herders-Farmers Crisis Could Degenerate Into Civil War

Professor Wole Soyinka has said the conflict between herders and farmers across the country can degenerate into a civil war.

In a chat with BBC Pidgin, the , Nobel laureate commended the moves to resolve the situation, adding that there is need to prevent further violence.

He criticised the government’s handling of the situation and accused some security operatives of taking sides.

Gumi: Those Agitating For Biafra, Oduduwa Republics Are Not Different From Boko Haram

A renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has said those agitating for Biafra and Oduduwa Republics are not different from the Boko Haram sect terrorists.

Gumi stated this in an interview with BBC Pidgin on Saturday while reflecting on the insecurity situation in the country.

The cleric said it would be unfair to claim Nigerians want the country divided because of the activities of some “miscreants” who are only pushing their own different ideologies and interests.

‘We Are Targeting 100 Million Nigerians’ – Lawan Speaks On Ongoing APC Registration

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is targeted at making over 1oo million Nigerians members of the ruling party.

According to Lawan, the exercise was conceived to further democratize the party ahead of the 2023 General Elections and also reposition the APC to dominate the country’s political space by winning more elective seats at the state and federal levels of government.

A statement from the Office of the Senate President, quoted Lawan as saying this after revalidating his membership of the party at Katuzu ward in Bade local government Area of Yobe North Senatorial District on Saturday.

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