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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Thursday, 15 April, 2021 Edition)

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

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Zonal Congress: Our S/West Leaders Disappointed APC, Others – PDP

The National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said leaders of the party in the South West have disappointed chieftains of the APC who were fuelling crisis in the zone.

The secretary of the committee, Linus Okorie, in a statement, commended the leadership of the party in Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo, Lagos, Osun and Ogun states for the successful conduct of the zonal congress in Osogbo, where officers of the party were elected in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

The statement reads: “The committee stated that the maturity, peaceful disposition, unity, devotion, good spirit of brotherliness and sportsmanship displayed at the congress deserves emulation by PDP leaders in other zones within the party. With what happened in Osogbo, our leaders in the South West have demonstrated that the PDP can retake the South West in 2023 and that with the incompetence being displayed by the ruling party, a united and refocused PDP is a better option for the enlightened people of the South West.”

2023: Buhari, Others To Determine Our Zoning Arrangement – APC

President Muhammadu Buhari and other top shots will in due time determine the zoning arrangement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections, the caretaker committee of the party said yesterday.

Yesterday, a list announcing the zoning of positions of the party ahead of the 2023 elections trended on social media. The list in circulation indicated that the APC has zoned its 2023 presidential ticket to the South and chairmanship to the North, among others.

The national caretaker committee of the party, however, disowned the zoning list in circulation, saying it is yet to zone its offices ahead of the forthcoming national convention. Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Wednesday described the list as the handiwork of speculators who are interested in running for various offices.

You Lied, FG Replies Obaseki On Printing Of N60bn

The Federal Government has dismissed the comments Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that N60 billion was printed to augment the amount distributed to states in March 2021.

At the Edo transition committee stakeholders engagement on Saturday, Obaseki had said the money was shared at the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting. “When we got FAAC for March, the federal government printed additional N50-N60 billion to top-up for us to share. This April, we will go to Abuja and share. By the end of this year, our total borrowings are going to be within N15-N16 trillion,” he had said.

But the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, denied Obaseki’s comment while responding to questions from State House correspondents. She also defended the government’s borrowings despite the concern expressed by Obaseki on the rising debt profile which he said Nigeria is in ‘huge financial trouble’.

Aisha Buhari’s Biographer Appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador To UNESCO

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Hajo Sani, who authored a book on his wife, as Ambassador/Permanent delegate of Nigeria to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The appointment was announced less than a week after ‘Aisha Buhari: Being Different’, the book she wrote on the First Lady, was launched at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Sani currently serves as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs.

Over 100,000 Flee To Niger Republic After B/Haram Attacks Borno Town

No fewer than 100, 000 people from Damasak town in Borno State fled to the neighbouring Niger Republic on Wednesday following multiple attacks by Boko Haram fighters.

Government sources said at least 10 people were killed Wednesday, many wounded and thousands of others wandering in the bush.

It was also learnt that hundreds of houses of the civilian population, their shops and government buildings including police divisional headquarters have been burnt to ashes by the invaders.

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