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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 30 April, 2021 Edition)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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Osinbajo To Religious Leaders: Spread Messages On Tolerance

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged religious leaders to continue to spread the message of peace and religious tolerance in Nigeria.

Osinbajo said this in Lagos on Wednesday during the launch of a book titled, ‘Islam in Yorubaland: History, Education and Culture’ coordinated by the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN).

Represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the Vice President said: “This well-researched work of history, no doubt, has benefited from the rich career of the authors whom I was told are affiliated to Yorubaland by birth and to Islam by choice. It, therefore, follows that the book before us can be classified as the most authoritative in our recent history as far as the history of Islam in Yorubaland is concerned. I congratulate the authors in particular and MUSWEN in general on this knowledge of the history of Islam in Nigeria, with particular reference to the South West, a region erroneously believed not to have very significant Muslim population in the country.”

Mbaka Asks Buhari To Resign, Says God Is Angry With Him

Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr Ejike Mbaka, has alleged that God is not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mbaka, who was one of the staunch supporters of Buhari in the buildup to the 2015 elections, has asked the president to resign or be impeached.

Speaking at the Adoration Ministry in Enugu, Mbaka said it is wrong for Buhari to “maintain grave silence” despite the widespread killings in the country.

Ganduje: Nigeria Can’t Progress With Current Level Of Corruption

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said Nigeria cannot progress with the level of corruption in the country.

Speaking on Thursday at the inauguration of an eight-man Anti-Corruption Strategy Steering Committee, Ganduje stressed that all stakeholders must do all that is necessary to ensure a corruption-free state with limitless opportunities.

Ganduje, who was represented at the occasion by Alhaji Usman Alhaji, the Secretary to the State Government, noted that there is no sacred lamb in the fight against corruption in the state. Believe me, we don’t need to say that corruption in this country is killing all of us. The truth of the matter is that we will never develop or progress with this level of corruption in this country,” the governor cautioned.

Impeachment: Senators, Reps Divided As Afenifere Backs Mbaka’s Verdict On Buhari

Some senators and members of the House of Representatives as well as sociocultural organisations on Thursday expressed divergent views on the call by the spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Father Ejike Mbaka, on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign or be impeached.

The cleric, who publicly supported the candidature of President Buhari in the build-up to the 2015 elections, said “God is angry with the president.”

The Yoruba sociocultural organisation, Afenifere, said the president’s removal was long overdue but its counterpart in the North, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) said the reverend father should concentrate on his spiritual calling, insisting that he was confusing his followers by delving into politics.

2023 Elections Under Threat — Secondus

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has warned that the 2023 general elections will not be realistic if the current security situation in the country continues to deteriorate.

Speaking during an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party in Abuja on Thursday, he advised President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a National Security Conference for comprehensive and all-embracing deliberations on the future of the country.

He said the development in Nigeria is so frightening that it requires critical stakeholders to deliberate and act on the situation. He noted that “All the ‘noise’ for 2023 will amount to nought if the security challenges are not drastically addressed.”

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