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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 6th August, 2021 Edition)

Prof. Attahiru Jega, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

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Youths Lambast Jega For Comparing APC With PDP

The youth wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, for comparing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and their party.

The opposition party’s youths, under the auspices of the PDP National Youth Movement, warned that Prof. Jega should stop misleading Nigerians, as it alleged that he (Jega) was part of those who set Nigerian progress on reverse gear since 2015.

In a statement signed by its National President, Engineer Salaudeen A. Lukman, the PDP youths said the recent outburst of the former INEC chairman on BBC Hausa was either a deliberate attempt to mislead the unsuspecting general public or tricks to announce his new political alliance.

Things Not Getting Better In Nigeria, Sultan Cries Out

The Sultan of Sokoto and President, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has lamented that things are not getting better in the country.

He spoke in Gombe during the 3rd Conference of the Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN), an amalgamation of about 52 Da’awa groups in Gombe.

The Sultan, who lamented over the high cost of living and insecurity bedevilling the country, said action must be taken by political leaders and elite to address the issues.

Party Crises: APC Govs Back Buni As Founding Fathers Move To Save PDP

Critical stakeholders including governors and founding fathers, on Thursday, moved in to save the souls of the two major political parties in the country embroiled in internal crises, Daily Trust reports.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been enmeshed in numerous crises following the quest by camps and tendencies to hijack the parties structures ahead of 2023 elections.

While the crisis in the APC revolves around the caretaker committee, chaired by the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, the plot to sack the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has been causing ripples in the main opposition party.

Late President Yar’Adua’s Son Remanded In Yola Prison

A Magistrate’s Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has remanded Aminu Yar’Adua, 36, the son of late former President Musa Yar’Adua, in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola.

Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June, 2021.

According to the police First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court by the prosecutor, Insp. Zakka Musa, the accused had, while driving along Yola bye pass on 23 June, 2021 , crushed six people as a result of over speeding. “Those that died in the accident were identified as; Aisha Umar (30), Aisha Mamadu (32), Suleiman Abubakar(2) and Jummai Abubakar (30), while, Rejoice Annu (28) and Hajara Aliyu(27) sustained injuries”, according to the FIR.

Masari: Bandits Raid 10 LGAs In Katsina Every Day, Rape Women

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina has asked the military to beef up security, lamenting how bandits raid 10 of the 34 Local Government Areas of the state on a daily basis. He said the bandits kidnap, rape innocent women and rob on the highways.

Speaking when he received the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, at the Government House, Katsina, on Thursday, Masari said he is worried about the situation.

He said the military and other security agencies need logistics support and manpower to tackle banditry and other insecurity challenges. The governor called on the security agencies to redouble their efforts so that military could go back to the barracks while the police assume their law enforcement responsibilities.

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