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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 3rd April, 2021 Edition)

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Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Missing Air Force Jet, Releases Video Of Dead Pilot

The Boko Haram sect has claimed responsibility for bringing dowm the missing Jet of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

A jet deployed against the sect in Borno State evening lost contact with radar on Wednesday evening.

The sect said it took down the aircraft but some experts have expressed doubt that Boko Haram has the capacity to do what it claimed, given the distance of the jet to the position were the insurgents were.

APC Extends Registration As Matawalle Set To Join Party

Fresh moves are on for Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to join the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daily Trust has gathered.

This is just as the party yesterday announced the extension of its on-going membership revalidation and registration exercise to accommodate new members.

There have been talks about the planned defection of Matawalle, who became governor of the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the judgement of the Supreme Court on the crisis that trailed the primaries of APC in Zamfara.

Missing Jet: Boko Haram Released Doctored Video, Says Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied that its missing alpha jet was brought down by Boko Haram fighters.

The jet, which was deployed against the insurgents went off the radar on Wednesday. Although the air force has disclosed the identities of its men aboard the missing aircraft, it has been unable to account for them.

However, on Friday, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack and released a video to back up its claim.

Matawalle: There Are 30,000 Armed Bandits Across The North

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamafara State has said there are about 30,000 bandits in Zamfara and five other northern states.

According to the governor, there are over 100 bandits camps across the states, with each having no fewer than 300 members.

The Governor spoke through the newly appointed State Commissioner for information, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, at a news briefing in Kaduna on Friday.

2023: INEC’s Push For E-Voting Amidst Challenges

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on September 28, 2020, said the commission has commenced processes that would lead to replacing the manual voting with automated voting or electronic voting system.

Yakubu said this in Abuja at the demonstration of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) by manufacturers who he said were invited from around the world to practically demonstrate how the machines work, preparatory to full migration.

He said that the event was another giant step in the commission’s continuous effort to deepen electoral integrity in Nigeria through the deployment of technology.

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