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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 1st May, 2021 Edition)

Government Secondary School, Kankara, schoolboys regains freedom

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Abductor Of Kankara Schoolboys Shot Dead

Four days after he renounced his earlier repentance and returned to the forest, Auwal Daudawa, best known for his role in the abduction of 300 schoolboys in Katsina State has been killed by a rival gang.

Reliable sources informed Daily Trust that Daudawa was shot dead during a gun duel with a rival gang at Dumburum forest located between Zurmi Local Government in Zamfara State and Batsari Local Government in Katsina State, on Friday evening.

The notorious bandit shot to prominence after he masterminded attack on Government Secondary School, Kankara, where he abducted over 300 schoolboys. Two months later, the bandit appeared in Gusau, capital of Zamfara, along with five of his men where he announced his repentance and handed over 20 AK-rifles and other weapons to the police.

Mbaka Asked Buhari For Contracts, Says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has alleged that Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry (AMEN), asked President Muhammadu Buhari for contracts but was rebuffed.

Reacting to the priest call for Buhari to resign or be impeached, Shehu said Mbaka once brought three contractors to the president but Buhari insisted that due process must be followed.

“Here is the point of departure: Father Mbaka asked for a meeting and to the shock of Presidential Aides, he came accompanied by three contractors. The President graciously allowed them in, and to everyone’s surprise, Father Mbaka asked for contracts as compensation for his support.

US: We’ll Prioritise Student Visa Appointments For Nigerians

The United States authorities have announced “priority visa appointments” for Nigerian students who will resume studies during the Fall.

In a statement on Friday, Susan Tuller, U.S Mission Country Consular Coordinator, said the two visa processing centres in Nigeria – the U.S Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General office in Lagos – will assist student visa applicants in a timely fashion while keeping personnel and customers safe.

She warned applicants against the use of third-party services, including touts, and fixers who broker visa appointments. She said Nigeria sends more students to American colleges and universities than any other country in Africa and is the eleventh largest source worldwide of international students to the United States.

…APC Threatens To Report Mbaka To Pope

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to expose what it described as the antics of the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, The Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, to the Pope.

Mbaka had called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if he failed to resign over the increasing spate of insecurity in the country.

The deputy national publicity secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, in a statement yesterday, cautioned the clergyman to stop “reckless comments” that would cause political and social instability in the country.

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