Nigerian Daily Trust Newspaper

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

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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Farmers-Herders Conflict: FG Can’t Grab Land From States, Says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government cannot grab land from states in its quest to end the crisis between farmers and herders.

In his opening remark at the International Conference on “Patriotism, Security, Governance and National Development” organised by the Global Patriot Newspaper in collaboration with the Nigerian Consulate in New York, Osinbajo said the government is committed to the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). NLTP was developed by consensus of governors under the auspices of the National Economic Council (NEC) which encourages ranching.

The Vice President Professor Osinbajo said “the NLTP is a comprehensive strategy for addressing farmer/herder conflict essentially by encouraging interested states to establish cattle ranches. The crucial point here is that no community or State is compelled in any shape or form to give land for ranching. Ranching is essentially a business. NLTP is not a land grab in any way. Every state is completely responsible for its land. The Federal Government cannot go to any state and take any land.

Gunmen Break Into FAAN Quarters In Kaduna, Abduct Family Members

Gunmen in the early hours of Saturday invaded the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) quarters in Kaduna and abducted 11 persons from two families.

Sources said the gunmen breached the security of the quarters through the perimeter fence. Sources from the quarters told Daily Trust that they heard gunshots throughout the morning as security agents engaged the gunmen, who later made away with their victims.

A pilot in the quarters told our correspondent that communities around the quarters have faced increasing security challenges, with abductions taking place frequently. The pilot said this is the first time gunmen breached the FAAN property. He said a member of staff of FAAN with his wife and four children were abducted, while five others were kidnapped from another family within the quarters.

BUK Announces Date Of 2020/2021 Post UTME

Bayero University Kano (BUK) has fixed March 18 to 20 for its 2020/2021 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post UTME).

The Registrar of the university, Fatima-Binta Mohammed, revealed this in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Kano on Saturday.

She said the university’s registration portal for the aptitude test for candidates that chose the institution as their first choice would close by the midnight of Friday, March 12. She, therefore, requested candidates to print their examination slips from March 15, while printing would continue up to the midnight of March 17.

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