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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 01 March, 2021 Edition)

Femi Falana

Good Morning Nigeria! Happy New Month! Hope you all are still doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19!

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.

Falana: Buhari Wasn’t Arrested For Asking Jonathan To Resign

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, (SAN) has kicked against the detention of former Special Adviser on Media to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, Salihu Tanko Yakasai. Salihu was arrested and subsequently sacked after he called for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over insecurity.

In a statement on Sunday, Falana said Salihu is being held incommunicado in an undisclosed detention facility for merely exercising his freedom of expression enshrined in Section 39 of the Constitution,1999.

Falana recalled that between 2013 and 2014, leaders of the APC, including Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinibu, Malam Nasir El-Rufai and Alhaji Lai Mohammed repeatedly asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to resign.

Jangebe Abduction Will Be The Last – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that Friday’ s abduction of students from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, will be the last to happen.

The president’s statement was relayed on Sunday, through Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, who led a high-powered delegation to sympathise with the people and government of Zamfara over the abduction.

He said new measures have been developed by the federal government to bring an end to all forms of criminality in the nation.

Blockade: Beef Scarcity, Rising Cost Of Food Items Hit Southern States

The strike action embarked upon by the cattle and foodstuff dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) has driven up prices of beef, food and vegetables in the South.

AUFCDN, an affiliate of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), commenced a nationwide strike on Thursday following the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum given to the federal government to attend to their demands.

The Union is demanding protection of its members, and payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protest and the Shasa market crisis in Ibadan. It also demands the dismantling of all roadblocks on federal highways where their members are harassed and money extorted from them by security operatives.

Kagara Abduction: Four Bandits Swapped With Freed Victims

Staff, students and others abducted by gunmen from Government Science College Kagara in Niger State were freed Saturday morning after officials agreed to release four members of the bandits’ gang, sources familiar with the process told Daily Trust on Sunday.

The armed gang had attacked the school located in Rafi Local Government on February 17 where they abducted 27 students, 3 teachers, two non-teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff.

After days of working to establish contact with the abductors and subsequent negotiations, the victims were released to a team of police and other security agents around 7am on Saturday.

How I Survived 3 Impeachment Attempts As Dep Gov — Abaribe

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia-South Senatorial District, has narrated how he survived three impeachment attempts as Deputy Governor of Abia State during the administration of Orji Uzor Kalu.

Abaribe, in his book, ‘Made in Aba’ which will be officially launched on March 1, 2021 in Abuja, said his trouble started with Senator Kalu when he failed to join the league of “Egusi” peelers that thronged to his mother’s abode for whatever reason.

“I lasted exactly three years and nine months in office before I threw in the towel. The bumpy ride ended on 7th March 2003, when I finally resigned and switched parties. The one tenure was characterised by three attempts at impeachment. The one thread that runs through them all is that government can make no error.

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