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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 09 March, 2021 Edition)

Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State

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Iskilu Wakili: Oyo won’t condone miscarriage of justice, says Makinde

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has promised that his administration will ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice concerning the arrest of some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress and Fulani warlord Iskilu Wakili in Kajola Area of Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state.

Makinde who spoke in Ibadan on Monday urged residents to remain calm and refrain from ethnic profiling, saying the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko, has already given the assurance that a thorough investigation would be launched into the security situation.

He also promised to ensure that only those found wanting or those who have broken the law would be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land.

Secondus plays down South-West PDP crisis, says it’s normal

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has downplayed the crisis rocking the South West chapter of the party. He described it as normal in politics.

Secondus also dismissed as speculative claims that some of the party members were planning to leave as a result of the crisis.

The party national chairman, spoke through the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Diran Odeyemi, during an interdenominational prayer meeting organised by the Sunday Bisi-led Osun PDP executives, at the party secretariat, in Osogbo, on Monday.

Four million registered with the APC in Kano –Ganduje

KANO State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said about four million people have so far registered as members of the All Progressives Congress in the ongoing membership registration /re-validation exercise in the State.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar, in Kano on Monday. He quoted the governor as saying this during the Sixth APC Stakeholders meeting, in Kano.

The statement quoted Ganduje, as saying, “The registration of members has hit between three and four million members, as the state has already exhausted all the registration slips, issued to the state and is expecting more from the APC headquarters.”

We’ll set standards with 2023 polls, says INEC

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday, promised to use the 2023 general elections to set the standard for future polls.

Yakubu made the promise during a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners, at the INEC Headquarters, Abuja.

As part of measures to make this possible, he gave RECs one week within which to compile and submit an inventory of all election materials in their custody, to enable the commission make better arrangements especially where there were shortfalls.

Gumi, opinion merchants must stop divisive comments – Army

The Nigerian Army has cautioned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, against making divisive and disparaging utterances against the military institutions.

It stated that the army did not deploy its troops along ethnic or religious lines as stated by the cleric during his interaction with bandits.

The army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, mentioned this in a statement in reaction to a video in which Gumi accused non-Muslim soldiers of attacking the bandits.

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