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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 9th July, 2021 Edition)

President Muhammadu Buhari

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Buhari: Criminals Won’t Go Unpunished

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over brutal killing of some citizens, including a vigilante leader and head of Dabna, a village in Dugwaba, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

President Buhari, while reacting to the incident which happened on Wednesday, said: “this level of savagery, inhumanity and reckless disregard for the sanctity of life cannot go unpunished.”

In a statement issued Thursday by his media aide, Garba Shehu, the president directed security officials to “redouble their efforts and respond to these security threats promptly and decisively”. We can’t afford to disappoint Nigerians that have entrusted their security into our hands.”

Dreadful COVID-19 Variant Detected In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has detected a confirmed case of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant in the country.

The agency in a statement on Thursday night said the variant also known as lineage B.1.617.2 was detected in a traveller who came to Nigeria.

It said this followed the routine test required of all international travellers and genomic sequencing at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja. The Delta variant is recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a variant of concern, given its increased transmissibility.

Ganduje Appoints New Chairman For State Anti-Corruption Agency

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the appointment of Barrister Mahmoud Balarabe as the acting Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC).

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ganduje, Abba Anwar, announced this in a statement on Thursday. “The appointment is with immediate effect… The acting Executive Chairman has been directed to discharge his duties diligently, according to the laid down procedures establishing the Commission,” the statement read.

Until his appointment, Balarabe was Director for Public Prosecution at the state Ministry of Justice. He will succeed Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, who was suspended by the state House of Assembly earlier this week.

Open Grazing To Attract Three-Year Jail Term As Ogun Assembly Passes Bill

The Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a bill banning open grazing. The bill, which was passed at plenary on Thursday, puts offenders at the risk of three years jail term.

Southern governors had during their last meeting in Lagos fixed September as deadline for open grazing practice, a development which has been subject of controversy.

However, few days after the Southern governors meeting, the Ogun assembly passed the Animal Grazing Regulation and Cattle Ranch Establishment Bill 2020 into law. Long title of the bill reads, “HB No. 045/OG/2021- A Law to Regulate Animal Grazing, Establishment of Cattles Ranches in Designated Grazing Areas of Ogun State and for other Matters incidental thereto and connected therewith.”

Buhari Offers Fresh Appointment To Jega

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Jos.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, said Buhari also approved the appointment and reassignment of Chancellors to 42 federal universities.

Two former Ministers, Prof Anthony Anwuka and Udoma Udo Udoma, were also appointed chairmen of governing councils. While Anwuka is to chair the council of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, Udoma will chair the council of Bayero University, Kano.

2023: Southern Govs’ Resolution For Fairness, Equity, Justice — Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has said the Southern governors’ resolution at their Monday meeting in Lagos, that the South should produce the next president in 2023 is for fairness, equity and justice to prevail the country.

Makinde who stated this while receiving the report on aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his office yesterday, said the report came at the right time. The committee, led by a former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, was raised to reconcile all aggrieved members of the PDP in the South-West Zone.

“The country, as a whole, is in dire need of men and women of conscience, who are thinking progressively about this country. That is why, a few days ago, the governors from the Southern part of the country came together and, without thinking of party affiliations, we took far-reaching decisions in the interest of this country; in the interest of fairness, equity and justice for everybody in the country. So, this is just the starting point. We will still come together and try to articulate our position, which we will sell to the other geopolitical zones in the country,” he said.

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