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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Sunday, 9th May, 2021 Edition)

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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.

INEC To Create 3,148 New Polling Units In Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said it will convert the 3,148 Voting Points (VPs) in Kano State to full-fledged Polling Units (PUs).

The commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Professor Riskwa A. Shehu, disclosed this in Kano during a stakeholders’ meeting organised on expanding voter access to PUs in the state.

He said the decision was to help decongest PUs and to give voters a healthy environment to exercise their civic responsibilities during elections.

Oyegun, Oshiomhole Call For Unity In APC

Two former National Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole have urged members of the party in the state to close ranks for one indivisible APC in Edo State. The duo gave the charge on Saturday in Benin during the stakeholders meeting of the party.

Oyegun urged members of the party to put the past behind and look at the future. “I am APC, I belong to APC body and soul. Let us close ranks, the future of our party is bright. Every member of the party including party leaders have a contribution to make for the improvement and success of the party. No individual can be greater than the party,” he said.

On his part, Oshiomhole urged party members in the state to close ranks and work with the leadership of the party at the state and other levels in the overall interest of the party.

Despite Dwindling Resources: Governors Spend Billions On Private Jets

Some state governors are spending billions of naira to hire private jets despite dwindling resources in their states, an investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday has shown.

Findings revealed that only a few governors use commercial flights to travel to Abuja and other parts of the country from their states as many of them pay for chartered aircraft.

While some of the trips are official engagements, others are for private engagements.

Kidnapped ABSU Student Regains Freedom

The kidnapped student of Abia State University, Uturu, (ABSU), has regained freedom.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu announced this at the weekend, thanking security agents and the management of ABSU for a job well done. He added that the abductors will be brought to justice as Abia cannot cohabit with criminals.

“It is with exceedingly great joy and a very pleasant sense of relief that I announce that the only kidnapped ABSU student who was still in custody of the hoodlums that abducted some people few days ago along the Okigwe-Uturu Road has been freed. I spoke with her and her mother minutes ago and want to thank God, our security agents and the management of ABSU for a job well done leading to this good news.

2023: Disquiet In Kwara APC Over Governor’s Sister

The protracted leadership crisis rocking the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new twist following calls for the removal of Senator Khairat Gwadabe, a sister to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, from the Membership Registration Appeal Panel set up by the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee by some aggrieved founding members the party in the state.

The call for Khairat’s removal is coming on the heels of the fierce struggle for the control of the soul of the party in the state between the governor and some aggrieved leaders over the second term ticket for 2023 as the next electioneering campaign beckons.

The governor and some notable leaders in the party have been at loggerheads since the administration came into power in 2019 in the state over disagreement in his style of leadership.

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