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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 Edition)

Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad III, the Sultan of Sokoto

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Tuesday Is The First Day Of Ramadan

President-General of the National Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has announced Tuesday as the first of Ramadan.

In a live broadcast on Monday, the Sultan said the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH had been sighted. He called on Muslims to start fasting, urging them to dedicate themselves to the worship of Allah throughout the fasting period.

He also urged them to seek Allah’s intervention in the security situation of the country and COVID-19 pandemic. The Sultan prayed Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duty and urged Muslims to observe COVID-19 protocols during sermons.

I Was Never On Terror Watch List – Pantami

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, has faulted reports that he was placed on terrorism watch list in the USA.

He said no intelligence organisation had associated him with any terrorist organisation. In a letter dated 12th April, 2021 and signed by his Michael Numa Esq., which was addressed to the Daily Independent Newspaper, Pantami demanded that the report be retracted within 24 hours in five national newspapers and five global media.

He said he was among the first Islamic scholars to engage the late leader of Boko Haram, Muhammed Yusuf, in a televised public debate to challenge his teachings as being against Islam.

100 Northerners Leave Imo As 8 Killed, 6 Injured In Fresh Attack

Gunmen have killed eight more northerners and injured six others in a fresh attack in Imo State last week.

This is coming after attacks on the correctional centre and police station as well as the killings of innocent people by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

BBC Hausa reports that the northerners are now living in fear in some parts of the state, an incident that has forced many of them to return to the North. A northerner doing business in the state, Alhaji Iliyasu Sulaiman, told BBC Hausa that his younger brother was shot dead and that three other northerners were injured in Olu town. He said the incessant killings had forced over 100 people to return to their states of origins within the last two weeks.

I Was Not Elected To Pay Salaries, Says El-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai, has said that his government was elected to develop the state and not just to pay salaries. This is coming after 4000 workers across the 23 local government areas of the state received their disengagement letters from service.

The governor further added that he “was elected to promote equality of opportunity, to build and run schools and hospitals, upgrade infrastructure and make the state more secure and attractive to the private sector for jobs and investments.

El-Rufai, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, said its public finances have been severely stretched by the high wage bills at a time when revenues from the Federation Account Allocations Committee (FAAC) have not increased.

Soldiers Deployed To Stop Benue-Ebonyi Boundary Clash

Armed soldiers are presently engaging some unknown gunmen at Ebele village in Ngbo, Ohaukwu Local government area of Ebonyi State, Daily Trust has learnt.

It is suspected to be in direction of Agila community in Benue state which shares a common boundary with Ngbo in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state.

Ngbo and Agila communities have been locked in boundary dispute for decades. Many have been killed and properties destroyed in recurring clashes between both communities.

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