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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 22 March, 2021 Edition)

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

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2023: Presidency Must Return To S’South – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the South-South.

Speaking at the weekend in Benin, during a reception in honour of Chief Dan Orbih, who was recently elected National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the PDP, Obaseki said for equity to prevail, the South-South region should be allowed to produce the next president.

“Presidency must come back to South-South and you (Orbih) must go round the country to let them know that we can’t be cheated. We expect you to deliver the presidency to the zone.”

Insecurity: Nigeria’s Corporate Existence Threatened — Northern Govs

The Northern Governors Forum has condemned the Saturday’s attack on the convoy of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, demanding that the incident be thoroughly investigated.

The forum said all hands must be on deck to address the lingering degeneration of security in Nigeria as it threatened her corporate existence. The chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, in a statement by his spokesman, Makut Macham, said the attack was another attempt by criminals to cause mayhem in Benue and in the nation as a whole.

Ortom’s convoy was attacked at Tyomu village, along the Makurdi-Gboko road, but the governor escaped unhurt.

Prove You Were Attacked By Fulani Herders, Arewa Youths Tell Ortom

The Arewa Youth Federation (AYF) has challenged Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to prove that he was attacked by Fulani herdsmen.

On Saturday, gunmen had opened fire on the governor’s convoy when he was returning from his farm.

While briefing the media about the attack, the governor had said Fulani herdsmen were behind it. He said at a meeting of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore in Yola, Adamawa State, the group threatened to capture him alive. But speaking with Daily Trust, AYF President, Adamu Kabir Matazu, wondered how Ortom arrived at that conclusion.

Attack On Ortom: Don’t Push Citizens To Self-Help, David Mark Tells Security Operatives

Senator David Mark has urged security operatives to step up to the challenge of securing lives and property to avoid the consequences of a resort to self-help.

Senator Mark stated this while reacting to Saturday’s attack on the convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

Mark, in a statement by his media aide, Paul Mumeh, condemned the attack and said the deteriorating security situation has made Nigeria a subject of ridicule before other nations.

Ignore Asari Dokubo At Your Own Peril, Bashir Tofa Warns FG

An elder statesman, Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa, has warned the federal government not to ignore the Biafra Customary Government (BCG) proclaimed by Alhaji Asari Dokubo, the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF).

Alhaji Dokubo, who had announced himself as the leader of BCG had also said provincial structures would be set up for the government; but the FG, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had reacted to the proclamation by describing it as a ‘theatre of the absurd by a joker seeking attention.’”

Reacting to this development, Alhaji Tofa, in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, said, “Alhaji Asari Dokubo may be considered as a joker by the unwise. What if his utterance is only an early stage in a larger plan? Threats to this country should not be taken as a joke.”

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