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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 15th May, 2021 Edition)

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State

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Bala Mohammed: Southern Governors Right On Buhari’s Lopsided Appointments

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has said there is an iota of truth in what his southern counterparts said about the alleged lopsidedness in appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari.

At a meeting in Asaba, Delta State capital, on Tuesday, governors of the 17 southern states demanded a review of federal appointments to reflect federal character. They also asked the president to address the nation over the widespread insecurity and called for national dialogue.

Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Governor Mohammed justified the position of his southern counterparts on nepotism. “If you are not fair and equitable in your administration, in your management, if there is nepotism where only one section is given positions in government, then there will be problems. There is an iota of truth in what the southern governors said on some sections being highly favoured at the detriment of others.

2023: South-West Women Asks Yahaya Bello To Declare For Presidency

Some women from the South-West region have called on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to declare for Presidency.

They assured him and others like him across Nigeria of their unflinching support. The women made the call at the South-West Women Arise for Nigeria maiden awareness project on ‘One Nigeria’, which held on Friday at Airport Hotel in Lagos State.

At the event, they commended Governor Bello for recognising the importance of women in nation-building by giving more women the opportunity to serve in his cabinet. Women of the South-West region had converged on the venue to condemn the spate of insecurities in different parts of the country, calling for a united Nigeria.

Restructuring: We Don’t Trust National Assembly, Afenifere Says

Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-political group, on Friday, said it cannot trust the National Assembly to champion its call for restructuring of the country.

The leader of the group, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, said this at the general meeting of the group, held at his Ijebu-Ogbo home town in Ogun State.

“We do not believe in the National Assembly which is a product of this fraudulent constitution to amend the constitution. It is immoral and illogical for a product of fraud to amend the fraud,” the group insisted.

Buhari Hosts Idriss Deby’s Son At Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a meeting with General Mahamat Idriss Deby, son on the late President Idriss Deby and and head of Chad’s Transitional Military Council.

The Chadian, leader who succeeded his father last month, arrived at the Presidential Villa in Abuja around 11am.

He was received by Buhari before they went into a closed door meeting. The agenda of the meeting is yet to be disclosed as of the time of filing this report.

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