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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 9th April, 2021 Edition)

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I’m Taking A Short Rest In London, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he is currently taking a short rest in London.

President Buhari said this in a letter of good wishes and solidarity to King Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, following the resolution of a recent rift in the royal family.

In the letter personally signed by him, Buhari said he felt much disturbed when he heard reports of the problem but felt reassured when he learnt that everything had amicably been resolved. “While here in London taking a short rest, I was profoundly disturbed to read from international news agencies of attempts to destabilise the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. ‘Your Majesty, I am much heartened that matters have now been resolved and I pray that the Hashemite Kingdom continues to not only remain peaceful, but also a major beacon of hope for the region under Your Majesty’s wise guidance.”

Aisha Buhari: Why I Chose To Be Treated At A Nigerian Private Clinic Instead Of Going To London

First Lady Aisha Buhari has explained her decision to receive treatment at a private clinic when she rejected the idea of going to London after falling ill.

In the book: ‘Aisha Buhari: Being Different’, the first lady narrated the state of Aso Rock Clinic at the time. Daji Sani, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, authored the book, which is a biography of the First Lady.

“Another issue that stirred controversy was her statement on 9 October 2017, at a stakeholders’ meeting on Reproductive Maternal, Nutrition, Child Advocacy and Health, and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) at the State House, Abuja, in which she spoke about issues of national importance concerning healthcare services. She found it appalling that when she fell ill, she was advised to travel to London for treatment, though she refused. Unfortunately, the State House clinic at Aso Rock, had not been functioning efficiently to provide needed medical services to the first family and other government functionaries.

Ganduje: How I Escaped Plane Crash

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, on Thursday, narrated how he escaped death in the plane crash that claimed the life of the former Military administrator of the state, late Con. Abdullahi Wase, and some other state government officials.

The governor narrated his experience when he received on a courtesy visit, the newly appointed Nigerian Ambassador to Romania, Barr. Safiya Nuhu, a Kano indigene, whose father also died in the plane crash.

“Myself, as the then Commissioner of works, housing and transport, was to visit the Wase Juma’at Mosque which was under construction. And I was the Coordinator for the appeal fund to build that mosque. The governor was to travel to inspect the project and also pay a condolence visit over a relation that died. So, I coordinated the journey. I secured the aircraft that was used for that journey, the aircraft was owned by Alhaji Aminu Dantata. I was the one who wrote all the names of those that were to travel with the administrator.

N30m From Dangote, N20m From Tinubu – Who Gave What At Aisha Buhari’s Book Launch

Prominent Nigerians converged on the Presidential Villa in Abuja for the launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari on Thursday.

The launch of the biography titled, ‘Aisha Buhari: Being different’, was well attended even though some of the key persons invited were conspicuously absent. The book was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani.

Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Muhammadu Indimi, and Jim Ovia were among those who sent representatives. But Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many governors were on ground.

JAMB Postpones 2021 UTME Registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has put a hold on the registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE), initially slated to commence on Thursday, April 8, 2022.

The JAMB’s head of media and protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin said in a statement that the shift was to ensure finishing touches on PIN vending processes before the take-off of the exercise. He said: “The Board’s registration exercise was to begin today 8th April 2021. To be sure all processes are completed before the commencement, the Board didn’t place its advertorial as we are yet to complete the process of a smooth PIN vending and candidate access to the registration app for the 2021 UTME/DE,” the statement read.

“The delay is caused by some unforeseen circumstances occasioned by our determined effort to have a NIN integration. This challenge is being resolved and once that is done, all processes shall commence,” he said.

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