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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Thursday, 13th May, 2021 Edition)

Senator Ali Ndume

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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.

Ndume Tackles Southern Governors, Rejects Ban On Open Grazing

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has faulted the decision of southern governors to ban open grazing of cattle.

Southern Governors Forum (SGF), had at its meeting held in Asaba, Delta State Capital, on Tuesday, unanimously prohibited open grazing in the region in order to checkmate herders-farmers clashes.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Ndume, who represents Borno South in the Senate, said Nigeria’s security problems is not about open grazing. The issue of insecurity, he argued, is unique to each geopolitical zone.

Buhari Urges Prayers Against Criminals, ‘Desperate’ Power-Seekers

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for prayers against the tragic incidents of kidnapping and banditry and the desperate quest for political power expressed through blackmail against the existence of Nigeria as a united entity.

He made the call in a goodwill message to all Nigerians and Muslims across the globe as they mark the Eid-el- Fitr following the completion of a month of fasting.

The president in the message which he personally signed called for unity and solidarity among all citizens particularly at a time when the country was faced with multiple challenges.

Uzodinma Fires 20 Commissioners

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has reshuffled his cabinet, firing 20 commissioners.

This is one of the major reshuffle since he assumed office on January 14, 2020. Daily Trust gathered that the affected Commissioners were in their offices when the news broke on Wednesday afternoon.

Among the eight commissioners the governor retained are the commissioners for works, information, health, finance, women affairs and tourism, youths and sports, and technology.

Fayemi’s Successor Must Come From Ekiti South — Sen. Olujimi

The Senator representing Ekiti South, Biodun Olujimi, has said Governor Kayode Fayemi’s successor must come from Ekiti South in 2022.

In a statement Wednesday, the senator said it is time to rotate power to the Southern zone of the state in the spirit of fairness and equity.

She argued that Ekiti North and Central zones had at various times produced the governor of the state while the South is left behind. According to her, Ekiti South has been shortchanged in the choice of governor since creation of the state 24 years ago, and the “marginalisation” had led to under-development of the zone.

Impeaching Buhari Won’t End Insecurity — Taraba Senator

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf (APC, Taraba), has faulted calls in some quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari should resign or be impeached over the rising insecurity across the country.

The lawmaker, in an interview with newsmen in Abuja Wednesday, said impeaching President Buhari would not solve the security problem facing the nation.

Senator Yusuf said the responsibility to provide security lies not only on President Buhari but also on all state governors who control the local governments, and queried why no one was talking about their removal from office.

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