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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 02 March, 2021 Edition)

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan during a book presentation in Rivers State

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2023: Jonathan Support Group Starts Mobilisation In Bayelsa

Amidst moves to draft former President Goodluck Jonathan into the 2023 presidential race, a support group has started rallying support for him in Bayelsa State.

The group called ‘Goodluck Must Run 2023 Movement’, is out to persuade the former president to heed the calls of Nigerians to once again serve the nation and also to rally support for him.

Already, leaders of the group have appealed to all stakeholders to work and make sure that former President Jonathan is returned to Aso Rock in 2023 as president of the country.

Abducted Jangebe Girls Return To Gusau

Students abducted from their school in Jangebe arrived Gusau at 5am Tuesday morning on a bus, four days after they were taken hostage. Their return comes amidst tight negotiation and rescue efforts.

They arrived the Government House in Gusau on a bus. A photo shows them dressed in blue hijab.

Governor Bello Matawalle told the girls to take their ordeal in “good faith” and that “the enemies” would be shamed.

Buhari, Osinbajo To Take COVID Vaccine On Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set of Nigerians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television.

They are expected to receive the first dose of the vaccine on Saturday, March 6.

The Executive Director/CEO, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said this on Monday at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

‘Why Obasanjo Visited Yahaya Bello’

Following the meeting of former President Olusegun Obasanjo with the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, the GYB2PYB Youth Support Group has said the visit was borne out of the ex-President’s deep love for youths.

The group commended the former President for fulfilling his promise to meet with Governor Bello.

Daily Trust reports that Obasanjo, on Sunday, met with the Kogi State governor in Lokoja. During the visit, Obasanjo lauded Gov Bello on his efforts in ensuring security, good governance, and infrastructural development in the State.

In 2 Months: IPOB, Others Fingered In Killing 62 Policemen In 15 States

No fewer than 62 personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have been killed between January and February this year by criminal elements in 15 states.

Members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), bandits, kidnappers, Boko Haram terrorists, cultists and armed robbers are some of the criminals that perpetrated the act.

However, while some elders, especially in the South East, have blamed IPOB for the heinous act of killing police operatives, the media in most of the reported cases hid the identity of the proscribed group by describing the attackers as “unknown gunmen”.

FG Inaugurates 105-Room Hotel For Correctional Service

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday in Abuja inaugurated a 105-room hotel for the Nigerian Correctional Service.

He said the facility was an investment of the Correctional Service Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society.

“Whoever comes to disturb peace of guests here has a sure way of going to jail,” he said.

Politicians Sponsor Nnamdi Kanu To Cause Genocide In Igboland — Uwazuruike

Founder of the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has said the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is being used by some politicians to cause genocide in the South-East.

Uwazuruike said the idea behind the agitation for an independent state of Biafra was to use non-violent means, lamenting however that the idea had been hijacked by those he recruited into the movement.

Speaking at a press briefing in his house in Owerri on Monday, Uwazuruike, who also leads the Biafran Independent Movement (BIM), said he feels disturbed each time there are killings in Igboland caused by the activities of IPOB.

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