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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 2nd April, 2021 Edition)

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Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Daily Trust Newspaper. We prepare it as a quick-read for our visitors who also enjoys Daily Trust News.

Bandits Invade Military Camp In Niger, Kill Soldiers

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed soldiers in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

The gunmen reportedly abducted over 10 persons, stole seven motorcycles and burnt down military vehicles in attacks which happened on Wednesday and in the early hours of Thursday. The communities attacked by the bandits are Allawa, Manta, Gurmana, Bassa and Kokki in Shiroro council.

Daily Trust gathered that the bandits stormed the camp of the Joint Security Task Force comprising of the Army, Police, Civil Defence and Vigilantes at Allawa and opened fire on them. An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was also killed in the attack while many security personnel sustained injuries.

Stop Fake Membership Registration Exercise, PDP Tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop pushing its fake membership registration exercise in the public space.

The party, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Nigerians can no longer be swayed by such derisory venture. “The PDP asserts that the moves by the APC to declare another extension of the phoney membership registration, confirms that the entire exercise is a mere sitting room manipulation designed to produce a bogus membership figure.

“Our party has nothing but pity for the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker Committee, which has become overweighed by the burden of producing an inflated membership register, following the rejection of the APC by Nigerians.

Kaduna Resident: I Vomited Blood After Receiving COVID Vaccine

A resident of Kaduna State identified as Hanatu Tanko has narrated how she bled from the nose and vomited blood after receiving COVID-19 vaccine.

In a video trending online, the woman, who sought treatment at Ashmed Specialist Hospital, Kaduna narrated her experience.

Although the woman said she took the vaccine at Kaduna South Secretariat, many linked it to the hospital. To distance the hospital from the controversy, the Chief Medical Doctor, Dr Patrick Echobu, addressed a news conference on Thursday. He said the woman was admitted to the Hospital six days after she had been vaccinated somewhere else.

APC Extends Membership Registration By 3 Weeks

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended its membership registration and revalidation exercise by three weeks.

In a statement on Thursday, Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the extension became necessary because of the number of people willing to join the party.

“The audit of the reports received from: the National Membership Registration, Revalidation and Update Committee; the States’ Registration Committees; and that of our Situation Room indicate as follows: “Most states for varied reasons, started late, and require additional time to conclude the exercise.

Striking Doctors To N/Assembly: Ban Govt Officials From Medical Tourism

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called on the National Assembly to ban public officials from seeking medical treatment abroad.

Leaders of the association made the call at the onset of their nationwide strike on Thursday, three days after President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to London for a medical check-up.

President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, made the call on the urgent need to ban officials from traveling abroad for medical purposes during an interview with Daily Trust in Abuja.

Parties Not Meeting Yearnings Of Nigerians — Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has said the two strongest parties, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have fallen short of meeting the yearnings of the people.

He disclosed this while addressing members of the Ekiti State Caucus of the National Assembly who visited to felicitate with him on his birthday in Abuja on Thursday.

“It is about what would make a difference to our people. And none of our two parties, or any of the parties that we have, none of us is there yet. We are still platforms. What we need is an organic party structure that really speaks to the yearnings of our people a lot more strongly than we do at the moment,” he said.

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