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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 10th April, 2021 Edition)

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

‘Drop your presidential bid, go for APC chairmanship’

Leader of the All Progressives Congress Council in the North-Central, Kassim Muhammad, has urged Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to drop his alleged presidential ambition to allow the zoning of the party’s chairmanship to the geopolitical zone.

Muhammad, at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, urged the national leadership of the APC to zone the ruling party’s chairmanship to the North-Central.

“…, as the party prepares for (national) convention that will usher in democratically elected national executives, we, the North-Central Council are appealing to our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the APC governors as well as key stakeholders of the party across the country to consider the North-Central for the position of the national chairman of the party. “The reasons for this agitation stemmed from the fact that the North-West, as presently constituted, has a sitting President of the country who is still left with two years to complete his eight years tenure in office. “The North-East is presently occupying the position of the Senate President and the only geopolitical zone in the North left is the North-Central. And for fairness and equity, the national chairmanship of the party should be zoned to the North-Central.”

Alex Saab: Ezekwesili threatens to sue Omojuwa for fraud, hires Falana

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has written a letter to blogger and social media influencer, Japheth Omojuwa, for alleged impersonation.

In a letter written by her lawyer, Marshal Abubakar, on behalf of Falana and Falana chambers, the former minister expressed shock that she was listed as a director in Omojuwa’s media firm, Alpha Reach.

The revelation was made in a report by a foreign medium, BuzzFeed, which had exposed the role Omojuwa and other influencers allegedly played in the social media campaign for the release of alleged fraudster, Alex Saab, a Colombian who has been declared wanted in the United States and is facing extradition charges in Cape Verde.

Some of the influencers had their accounts suspended by Twitter for using their platforms to promote an ignoble cause. Documents circulating online show that Omojuwa’s company, which was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in 2012, has Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, and Ezekwesili as directors.

FG about to start four new rail projects — Amaechi

The Federal Government is about to start four rail line projects in various parts of the country, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, announced on Friday.

Amaechi announced this while speaking in Abuja at the annual ministerial press briefing on programmes, projects and activities of the Federal Ministry of Transportation and its agencies.

He outlined the four rail projects which the government was about to start to include the Ibadan-Kano, Port Harcourt-Maiduguri, Kano-Maradi and Lagos-Calabar rail lines.

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