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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 19 March, 2021 Edition)

Emeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education

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Out-Of-School Children Rise By 3m In 3 Months

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has put the current number of out-of-school children in the country at 10 million. This implies an increase of 3,054,000 from the 6.946 million the figure was last year.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had, earlier this January, said the number of out-of-school children which was 10.1 million in 2019 had reduced to 6.946 million in 2020.

But at the official flagging off of the World Bank-sponsored Better Education Service for All (BEDSA) in Dutse, Jigawa State, Nwajiuba said: “With an estimated 10,193,918 children out-of-school, Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Bauchi Gov: We Have Evidence That PDP Defeated Buhari In 2019

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the 2019 presidential election.

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar were the leading contenders in the election.

Speaking when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, on Thursday, Mohammed alleged that fraud on the part of either INEC or security operatives cost his party the election. He said Nigerians knew what transpired during the 2019 elections, adding that his party has learnt its lessons.

Masari: A Southerner Should Succeed Buhari

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has said the South should produce the next President.

Masari stated this during a Channels Television interview, which was aired on Thursday. According to the governor, a non-northerner ought to have a shot at the presidency when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves power.

“With regards to zoning, fair is fair. If you ask me, I would, as a person, Aminu think we should move the presidency to the southern part of the country,” he said

Secure Your Forests, FG Tells States

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has advised governments of the 36 states to secure their forest reserves.

He said criminals had turned the hitherto pristine forest reserves in the country into an operational base and hide-out from which most of their activities were launched.

He said this in Abuja at the first quarter 2021 meeting of Secretaries to State Governments of the 36 states and the Federal Capita Territory, themed ‘The Role of Secretaries to the State Governments in Strengthening Sub-National Level Security Architecture.’ He urged the 36 states and the FCT to evolve political structures that would tackle insecurity and other challenges facing the country.

Imo North: Court Orders INEC To Issue Ararume Certificate Of Return

A Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the election of Ifeanyi Ararume as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the December 5, 2020 Imo North Senatorial District election.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Thursday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of return to Ararume within 72 hours from the delivery of the judgment.

Justice Taiwo had earlier dismissed the preliminary objection challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain Ararume’s suit filed by the APC and Frank Ibezim.

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