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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Thursday, 6th May, 2021 Edition)

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Wives Of Soldiers Fighting Insurgency Lament Husbands’ Behavioural Changes

Wives of returning soldiers and police officers who served in conflict zones under the aegis of Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA), have lamented behavioural changes in their spouses.

DEPOWA President, Mrs Victoria Irabor, who led her members on courtesy call to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, at Army headquarters, said officers and soldiers usually returned from conflict zones with physical injuries and suppressed emotional trauma.

Mrs Irabor said, as such, they had concluded plans to establish a state-of-the-art Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnostic centre, saying consultations with medical experts showed that those behavioural changes were triggered by trauma and could be known as PTSD.

2023 Must Birth New Federation — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said leaders must ensure the year 2023 births the emergence of a new federation in Nigeria otherwise the country may be “sliding into ground dissolution.”

Speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun State, while playing host to members of Tiv Professionals Group (TPG) led by Prof Zacharys Anger Gundu, Obasanjo said 2023 must mark a watershed for Nigeria.

“I do believe that whatever else we do we have to make the year 2023 a watershed for Nigeria. The year 2023 should give us the beginning of the emergence of a new federation or failing that, and the rot continues, then we are going to be sliding back to ground dissolution. God forbid,” he said.

Buhari, Jonathan Paid Ransom To Kidnappers – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of paying ransoms to kidnappers.

The president has publicly spoken against the payment of ransom, warning governors against encouraging bandits and kidnappers through negotiation.

But speaking when he played host to members of Tiv professionals Group (TPG) at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, the ex-president said not just the government of Buhari but that of former President Goodluck Jonathan negotiated with kidnappers, though they deny doing so. “Government has always paid ransom. Not only this government, even during Jonathan (administration). They paid ransom, but they deny it,” he said.

After N15m Ransom: One Bandit Released In Exchange For 27 Kaduna Students

Fifty-five days after they were abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, 27 students of the 37 abducted from their school dormitories have also regained freedom Wednesday.

Sources told Daily Trust that the students were received around Kidandan in Giwa Local Government Area of the state after a ransom of about N15 million was paid to the bandits and a convict was released.

Daily Trust gathered reliably that the release of the students was delayed even after payment of ransom last month because the bandits insisted on the release of one of their own arrested by the police. The identified bandit, whose name was given simply as Laulu, was moved to Kaduna from a police facility in Kano on Tuesday ahead of the prisoner swap.

Dysfunctional Federal System Cause Of Insecurity — Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that Nigerians have no other choice but work collectively to rescue the nation from the prevailing insecurity and other challenges to ensure a better country.

He stated this in Benin while receiving members of the South-South Zone Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its National Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Dan Orbih.

While identifying insecurity as one of the country’s biggest challenges, Obaseki blamed mismanagement of the nation’s economy for the worrisome trend.

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