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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 7th May, 2021 Edition)

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

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NYSC Remains Major Promoter Of National Unity — FG

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, says all hands must be on deck to support the National Youth Service Corps as it has been a major promoter of Nigeria’s unity.

Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the launch of the 2021 Community Development Service (CDS) activities and presentation of NYSC Director -General’s awards, Dare said the scheme needed all the supports it could get to meet its mandate in uniting the nation.

According to him, for any government or country to succeed and raise worthy leaders, it should invest in its youths, hence the need to invest in corps members.

Insecurity: Too Much Tension, Confusion In The Land — NSCIA

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) says the heightened insecurity in Nigeria is having its attendant fatalities, tensions, fear and confusion foisted upon the citizenry.

The NSCIA, in a statement Thursday by its Deputy Secretary-General, Prof. Salisu Shehu, urged governments at all levels to redouble their efforts in protecting citizens’ lives and property.

It urged the citizens to be vigilant and conscious of their neighbourhood and discharge their civic responsibilities of assisting the law enforcement agencies.

IPOB: 4 Cops Killed, Police Stations Burnt In Anambra, Ebonyi

Gunmen on Wednesday killed two police inspectors when they attacked the Obosi Police Station in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The attack was launched around 11.30 pm, barely 24 hours after the newly appointed Commissioner of Police for the state, Christopher Adetokumbo Owolabi, resumed duty.

Credible sources said the two police inspectors were killed during a gun battle, while some AK47 rifles and a large quantity of ammunition were carted away.

Police officials called the masterminds of the latest attack in Anambra as “armed men”, but security experts closely monitoring recent happenings in the South fingered the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant arm of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

FG Sets Up Panel To Probe NPA Under Bala Usman

The Federal Government has set up a panel to probe the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Daily Trust had earlier reported how Hadiza Bala Usman was suspended as Managing Director of the authority. An aide of Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, had disclosed this to one of our correspondents, saying it had not been made official at the time.

But in his statement, Shehu said Buhari had approved a panel of inquiry on NPA and directed Usman to step aside.

Gumi: We’ve Convinced Bandits Not To Kill Greenfield Varsity Students

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has said bandits have agreed that the remaining students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, will not be killed.

The bandits had threatened to kill the students in captivity if their parents fail to pay a N100 million and ransom in addition to 10 motorcycles.

But speaking on Thursday when parents of the recently freed students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, visited him, the cleric said negotiation was ongoing for the release of the students of the privately-owned university.

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