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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 20 April, 2021 Edition)

Gboyega Oyetola, the Governor of Osun State

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

Nigeria Shall Rise Again — Osun Gov

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola says with passion, commitment and determination to do what is right, Nigeria will rise above the difficulties it is currently facing.

He said this at the weekend during the 26th inaugural Ramadan lecture organized by the Ansar-ud-deen Muslim Society, Abuja branch. The theme of the event was ‘Islamic Perspectives on COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccination’.

Represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Abdullah Adeyanju Binuyo, Oyetola urged Muslims to make use of the holy month of Ramadan to intensify prayers for the continued peace, progress and development of Nigeria.

EFCC Can’t Fight Corruption Alone — Bawa

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, says the EFCC alone cannot fight corruption.

Bawa said this in Abuja at the commission’s headquarters while receiving members of a civil society organization, Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Good Governance.

According to him, there is a need for all Nigerians to embrace the fight against corruption in any form. “EFCC belongs to all Nigerians and it is not for anybody. We realized long ago that the work of the EFCC is not something that can be done alone. Civil Society Organizations and Individuals are all stakeholders because Nigeria is the only country we have,” Bawa said.

No Increase In Petrol Price In May – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said there will be no increase in the ex-depot price of petrol in May.

The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kolo Kyari, disclosed on Monday on the company’s social media post during a meeting he held with the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO)/Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD).

The two association have had an impasse on petroleum logistics issues, with PTD earlier threatening strike action. However, Kyari said at the meeting after his intervention, PTD announced the suspension of its planned strike until closure of discussion between both parties. “Also, the GMD announced that there would be no increase in the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the month of May 2021,” the post stated.

Inflation: Nigerians Groan As Food Prices Skyrocket

Nigerians, especially low-ranking civil servants and other low-income earners are groaning over skyrocketing food prices, amidst employment crises and stagnation of payment structures.

This is coming on the heels of a recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the inflation rate had risen by 18.17 percent in March 2021, up from the 17.33 percent recorded in February 2021. The NBS report had indicated that the food inflation rate rose by 22.95 per cent in March 2021 compared to 21.79 per cent in February 2021.

Traders in Abuja told Daily Trust that there has been a price increase in food commodities since the last three months even though the price of rice has been stable to no increase since the last five months.

Soldiers Working With Boko Haram Expose Civilian Collaborators

Some soldiers arrested in the crack down on Boko Haram funders have disclosed the identities of their civilian collaborators, according to sources.

The arrests of the officers came after an in-depth investigation into connections between Boko Haram members and military officers, that they helped to infiltrate into the army and sabotage efforts to end insurgency in Nigeria.

Daily Trust had reported how the Federal Government launched an operation against suspected financiers and collaborators of Boko Haram.

The ongoing inter-agency operation is being led by a top intelligence officer, with an army general leading a task team comprising military personnel and staff from intelligence services.

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