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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 Edition)

Governor Mai Mala Buni led All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee

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Confusion responsible for APC’s extension of membership registration – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has mocked the All Progressives Congress for extending its registration exercise by additional three weeks.

According to the opposition party, the APC was finding it difficult to manage the exercise owing to the confusion and violent disagreements within their ranks.

This was contained in a statement titled, “Extension Won’t Help Your Flopped Membership Drive, PDP Mocks APC,” signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Monday.

Ortom attacks Mohammed, calls Bauchi gov ‘Fulani terror’ member

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday said he remained convinced that his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, is a member of Fulani terrorists group terrorising Nigeria.

Governor Ortom, who stated this during a press conference in Makurdi, also cried out that his life was being threatened by his counterpart’s outburst.

He said the Bauchi governor was part of the conspiracy against him, adding that with the manner Mohammed was attacking him, his life is no longer saved.

FG gas expansion to lift 100m out of poverty —Minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, said on Monday that the Federal Government’s National Gas Expansion Programme was expected to lift over 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

Sylva said the programme was “a practical demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by using gas value chain as catalyst for social and economic development in Nigeria”.

He spoke in Ado Ekiti during the inauguration of the NGEP in Southwest Nigeria as part of efforts to make gas an alternative energy for industrial, transportation and domestic use.

FG is supporting agric, it must subsidise herdsmen’s businesses – Yuguda

A former Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda, has stated that Nigeria has treated Fulani people unfairly, pointing out that for the herders crisis across the country to be addressed, justice must be done to them.

Yuguda stated this in an interview with journalists shortly after his revalidation as a member of the All Progressives Congress on Monday at the Destination Bauchi Hotel.

The ex-governor, who is also a former minister of Aviation, accused past governments in the country of creating banditry by their refusal to address the plight of herders whose cattle routes had been taken.

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