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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Monday, 29 March, 2021 Edition)

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2023: Ohanaeze Insists On Igbo Presidency

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has insisted that the principles of zoning must be applied ahead of the 2023 general elections to ensure that the South East produced the president of the country.

The organisation frowned at those rejecting zoning, saying if the zoning principle is to be jettisoned, it should be after Ndigbo had taken a shot at the presidency.

In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Elders’ Council in Owerri, the council mandated the Ohanaeze leadership to work with other ethnic groups to pursue the objective and urged all Ndigbo with the needed capacity to show interest in the 2023 presidency.

The communiqué was signed by Ohanaeze President General, Prof. George Obiozor and Secretary General, Okey Emuchay. Others who signed the communiqué were; Eze Cletus Ilomuamya, Goddy Uwazuruike and a former governor, Ikedi Ohakim on behalf of Imo State, Senator Theodore Orji (Abia); Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma (Delta), and Chief Joel Kroham (Rivers).

Ganduje Leads Tinubu To Emir Of Kano’s Palace

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has arrived Kano State despite the strong opposition to celebrate his birthday in the state.

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) had asked Governor Abdullahi Ganduje not to host Tinubu’s birthday in the state.

But on Sunday, Ganduje accompanied the APC National Leader to the palace of the Emir of Kano, where he paid homage. Tinubu is expected to meet with the Northern Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria on Monday. There are indications that Tinubu is eyeing the presidency, though he has not publicly declared his intention.

Police: How We Arrested Pastor Aiding IPOB Gang Killing Our Men

The police have arrested one Cletus Nwachukwu Egole aka Alewa, a pastor with the Holy Blessed Trinity Sabbath Church, Orlu, Imo State, in connection with the attacks on security operatives across the South-East.

Over 15 security personnel were shot dead in various attacks across the region in the month of March alone. Many police stations have been set ablaze in the attacks while armoury have been looted.

In a statement on Sunday, Frank Mba, said Egole was arrested alongside Michael Uba, a prophet with the Association of Jewish Faith, who confessed working with two of the masterminds of the various attacks. He said the masterminds have confessed being active members of the outlawed indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Atiku: To Save Ourselves, We Must Help Buhari’s Government

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari needs help.

In a piece entitled: ‘World’s Highest Unemployment Rate: Time To Help This Government Help Nigeria’, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in 2019, said helping the current administration amounts to Nigerians saving themselves.

He said rather listen to advice, the government reads wrong meanings to ideas and suggestions offered by its critics. The former vice-president also linked the high crime rate to the unprecedented level of unemployment.

Resident Doctors Threaten To Commence Nationwide Strike On Thursday

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has threatened to proceed on a nationwide strike action from Thursday April 1, if its demands are not met.

In a communique issued at the end of its National Executive Council meeting, President, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, Secretary General, Dr. Jerry Isogun, and Publicity/Social Secretary, Dr. Dotun Osikoya, said the demands include immediate payment of all salaries owed to all house officers, including March salaries (regardless of quota system) before the end of business on the 31st of March.

Others are: “Immediate payment of all salary arrears including March salaries for our members in all Federal (GIFMIS platform) and State Tertiary Health Institutions across the country especially ASUTH, IMSUTH and UNIMEDTH. “An upward review of the current hazard allowance to 50% of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers and payment of the outstanding COVID-19 inducement allowance especially in State owned-tertiary Institutions.”

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