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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Tuesday, 29 June, 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.

COVID-19: FG Extends Travel Ban, Adds SA To List

The Federal Government has extended the ban on travellers from Brazil, India and Turkey due to the rising COVID-19 cases in those countries by one month. It has also added travellers from South Africa to the list.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this on Monday in Abuja at the national briefing of the committee.

Daily Trust reports that the government in May barred travellers from Brazil, India and Turkey due to rising COVID-19 cases in those countries, saying that they ban shall be subjected to review after an initial period of four weeks.

Restructuring: ACF Puts Northern Lawmakers On Alert

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Monday, called on federal lawmakers from the North to be on the alert as various stakeholders expressed their readiness to endorse restructuring once it is passed by the National Assembly.

Chairman of the forum, Chief Audu Ogbeh, made the submission when prominent northern leaders including the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, among others, bared their minds on the socio-economic and political impact of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

They made the various observations and contributions while speaking at a one-day retreat organised by the Northern Caucus of the House of Representatives themed, ‘Petroleum Industry Bill and the Future of Nigeria’.

Tension In Lagos As Igboho Insists On July 3 ‘Yoruba Nation’ Rally

Tension is brewing in Lagos State over the planned July 3 Yoruba nation rally being championed by the secessionist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. Igboho had held a similar rally in Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun and Ondo States.

Following the last year’s #EndSARS protest which led to the destruction of public facilities in Lagos, authorities are cautious of any mega rally that could cause a breakdown of law and order. On the planned Yoruba Nation rally, the spokesman of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, told Daily Trust that “The command will react to the proposed rally as and when due.”

Ilana Omo Oodua, a coalition of Yoruba self-determination group under the leadership of Emeritus Professor of History and a Second Republic Senator, Banji Akintoye, backed the proposed rally, asking sons and daughters of Yorubaland to come out en masse and participate in it.

Student Protesting Tuition Hike Shot Dead In Kaduna

A student of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been shot dead.

The deceased had joined his colleagues, who were protesting over hike in school fees, when security operatives made attempt to disperse them forcefully. Speaking with Daily Trust, one of the protesters, who preferred anonymity, said they came out to protest over the increase of school fees in the state-owned institution but met security operatives outside the college. Our correspondent also gathered that one student identified as Emmanuel Nata was also shot but he is currently receiving treatment.

Confirming the incident to our correspondent during a press conference, National President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Sunday Asefon, said he gathered that two students were killed during the protest while another was shot.

Tuition Protest: Kaduna Denies Deploying Operatives To Suppress Students

Kaduna State Government has refuted reports that it deployed security operatives to suppress protesting students at the state’s own College of Education, which led to the death of a student. It comes hours after a student among hundreds protesting hike in school fees was shot as security operatives attempted to forcefully disperse the protesters.

In a press statement by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the KDSG is awaiting briefings to enable it understand the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate violent incidence in Gidan Waya.

“In the preliminary report received so far, one student lost his life and some others were wounded, while three security personnel also sustained injuries. At the time of this update, the Governor is awaiting reports from the military, police, DSS, the management of the institution, the student union as well as the traditional institution in the area.

One Killed As Masquerade Attacks Worshippers In Osun Mosque

At least one person was shot dead while some worshippers sustained injuries in an attack at a mosque in Osogbo, Osun State capital.

A masquerade and his followers were said to have attacked worshippers within the mosque compound, resulting in the death of a man identified as Moshood Salawudeen.

The attack happened while the worshippers were observing prayer under a canopy on Sunday.

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