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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 08 March, 2021 Edition)

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We’ll Restore Nigeria’s Lost Glory After Winning 2023 — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed optimism that it would reclaim power in the 2023 general elections and restore Nigeria’s ‘lost glory’. The party, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, specifically said it would “restore” good governance and return the nation to the path of peace, unity, national cohesion and economic prosperity.

It said the peaceful conduct of its zonal congresses had shown a sharp contrast with that of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that it was repositioned and ready to reclaim power in the next general elections.

“The harmony in the PDP as one indivisible family is a direct product of our all-inclusive system, strict adherence to the principle of internal democracy as well as putting the welfare of the people first and above personal interests,” the party said.

I Supported Obaseki To End Godfatherism In Edo — Dep Gov

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has said he supported Governor Godwin Obaseki against a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, in the September 19, 2020 governorship election to end godfatherism in the state.

Shaibu stated this yesterday in Benin at a reception organised by the out-gone local government chairmen in the state shortly after their thanksgiving service at St. Paul Catholic Church.

The deputy governor said it became necessary to put heads together to save the people’s future. “We said there must be a change and that godfathers must be brought to their knees and people must decide who leads them while leaders must be accountable to the people and not a few godfathers,” he said.

Troops Chase Boko Haram Fighters Out Of Borno Town

Soldiers on Sunday prevented Boko Haram fighters from mounting a barricade on Damaturu-Maiduguri highway in Borno State. The soldiers reportedly engaged the insurgents in a gun battle around Mainok and Jakana towns.

A commercial driver told Daily Trust that the incident happened shortly after the usual daily road closure was eased in the morning. The driver said suspected insurgents who were about to mount road barricades and attack travellers were overpowered and driven away by soldiers.

“We were on our way to Maiduguri after spending the night in Damaturu when we were stopped by soldiers at a place after Mainok. We were earlier asked to turn back and later we were told to stay there. Shots were later fired ahead of us, which sounded like gunfire exchange. We were asked to proceed after about thirty five minutes,” he said.

Police Officer Kidnapped In Edo

A senior officer with the Edo State Police Command has been kidnapped.

Daily Trust gathered that gunmen broke into the Benin residence of the victim identified as ASP Clement Amoko in the early hours of Sunday and whisked him away. He was reportedly taken away in the presence of his wife and children. A source told Daily Trust that the abductors have already made contact with the family members to demand ransom.

When contacted the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Princewill Osaigbovo, confirmed the incident, saying: “The DPO of Ogida division just confirmed the incident, investigation is on the rescue the officer.”

Oluwo: Some Selfish Yoruba Leaders Behind Crisis In SouthWest

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi, has alleged that some Yoruba leaders are beating the drums of war and sponsoring crisis for selfish and political reasons.

The monarch, in a statement he posted on his Facebook page, on Sunday, said all the hues and cries on security challenge in the Southwest region is about the 2023 presidential election.

Oluwo said the Yoruba leaders sponsoring crisis in the region will not end well.

SGF, Ministers To Receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine On Monday

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, will on Monday receive doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The Director Press, Office of the SGF (OSGF), Mr. Willie Bassey, said this in a notice on Sunday.

The SGF and the PTF members will receive theirs on Monday after a clearance from the Executive Director National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib.

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