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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 22 February, 2021 Edition)

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

Open Grazing Ban Won’t End Herders/Farmers’ Crisis Unless… — Fayemi

Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi says an outright ban on open grazing without an alternative for herdsmen will not end the incessant farmers/herders crises in the country.

“All our governors agreed that we must pursue modern ways of livestock and open grazing and other practices that are sustainable. We must embrace our national livestock transformation plan which may include the use of ranching and other grazing areas that are protected.”

“We also acknowledged the fact that this will not happen in one fell swoop as it will not happen overnight. We need to have deliberate processes in ensuring that open grazing is phased out and modern livestock management practices are taken by states and we must support livestock farmers the way we support cassava and rice growing farmers through the anchor borrowers’ programme. We must support herders and those who want to engage in modern livestock programmes,” he said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

Niger Gov: Kagara Victims Still With Their Captors

Governor Sani Bello of Niger State says the victims abducted at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, have not been released.

At a press conference in Minna, the state capital, on Sunday night, the governor said efforts were being made to rescue them unhurt.

“We still have the students of Kagara in the hands of the bandits and everything is being done to secure their release soonest,” the governor said.

Police Arrest Okorocha For Fighting Over Seized Property

There were gunshots on Sunday when the Police arrested Senator Rochas Okorocha for allegedly leading armed thugs to break into his wife’s property sized by the Imo State Government.

Daily Trust had reported how the state government seized Royal Palm Estate, situated along Akachi road in Owerri, the state capital.

Okorocha had reportedly stormed the facility in annoyance on Sunday, demanding to be allowed in but the security personnel on ground refused to open the gate.

7 Officers Die As NAF Plane Crashes In Abuja On Mission To Rescue Kagara Abductees

Seven officers of the Nigerian Air Force died when a military aircraft, NAF Beechcraft King Air B350, crashed yesterday in Abuja after suffering an engine failure. “Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash. While urging the general public to remain calm and await the outcome of investigation, the CAS, on behalf of all NAF personnel, commiserates with the families of the deceased,” NAF spokesperson, Ibikunle Daramola, said in a statement.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, while confirming the incident via his twitter handle, said the plane crashed “short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna.”

The Nigerian Air Force said the aircraft crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after reporting engine failure enroute Minna where it was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger State and its environs to secure the release of the students and staff abducted last week from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.

COAS Gives Troops 48-Hours Ultimatum To Recover Marte, Others

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru has given 48 hours ultimatum to the troops of the Nigerian Army, Operation Lafiya Dole, to clear Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, which was recently attacked and taken over by the Boko Haram sect.

He also directed the troops to clear Kirenowa, Kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo communities of Marte and Ngala LGAs in the state.

Attahiru gave the ultimatum on Sunday while addressing troops of the Nigerian Army Super Camp 9, Dikwa.

2023 Presidency: S/West Leaders Storm Ogun, Push For Tinubu

Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South West, yesterday, stormed Ogun State to seek support for a national leader of the party and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the party’s 2023 presidential ticket.

A former Minister of State for Works and Chairman of South West Agenda 23, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, led the team which paid a courtesy visit to the palace of the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, to seek his royal blessing.

The group had paid a similar visit to Asoludero Court, Sagamu residence of former governor of Ogun State Gbenga Daniel.

Adeyeye said at the Akarigbo’s Palace that Tinubu remained the best man from the South to take over President Muhammadu Buhari’s job at the expiration of his tenure in 2023.

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