Newspapers Review: Stories That Made The Headlines This Wednesday Morning – 04 Jul 2018

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Giving land for ranching better than death ‘ Presidency – Vanguard
Wed, 04 Jul 2018

BUY OR SELL OLD AND NEW CARS, PARTS, CAR MATERIALS AS CAR MART NG LAUNCH IN NIGERIA

ABUJA—The Presidency, yesterday, charged those against the administration’s ranching and colony programmes for herdsmen to rethink, noting that they are better off living with the ranches and colonies than dying through the persisting conflicts.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, speaking on an AIT morning programme in response to a question on ancestral attachments to land said: “Ancestral attachment? You can only have ancestral attachment when you are alive. If you are talking about ancestral attachment, if you are dead, how does the attachment matter? The exhortation from the Presidency came on a day Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said that history would be harsh on the present administration if it failed to stop the mass killing of innocent Nigerians. This is even as the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 17 Southern states yesterday said the insecurity pervading the country, particularly in the North Central zone, poses grave danger to the conduct of next year’s general elections.

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National Assembly backs state police as gunmen kill 7 cops in Abuja – Punch
Wed, 04 Jul 2018

The Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday declared the country’s security system a “failed architecture” and backed the call for the establishment of state police to contain the escalating killings by herdsmen across many states.

The federal lawmakers’ decision to grant the request of many prominent Nigerians including governors for state police is hinged on the continued killings in the country and the inability of the security agencies to end incessant violence and murders.

The two chambers of the National Assembly have, therefore, agreed to amend the constitution to achieve this objective.

This is coming just as seven policemen were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Abuja on Monday night.

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2019 polls’ll determine Igbo presidency in 2023 ‘ Buhari – Daily Sun
Wed, 04 Jul 2018

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has said the only way the South East can realise its age-long desire of occupying the presidency is for people of the zone to massively vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

He said the South East people should not repeat the mistake of 2015 presidential election in which they voted for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), adding that majority of those who have been parading as presidential aspirants cannot win their constituencies in 2019.

The SGF, who represented President Buhari at the APC South East mega rally for Buhari, held in Owerri, the Imo State capital, yesterday, said the support of the people of the region for President Buhari will be the determining factor if the zone will occupy the presidency in 2023.

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Seven policemen die in battle with bandits The Nation
Wed, 04 Jul 2018

The police have launched a manhunt for gunmen who shot dead seven policemen on Monday night at a checkpoint in Galadimawa, Abuja.

Galadimawa is on the way to Kubwa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The “dare devil men of the underworld” outgunned a police patrol team at a spot close to the gate of the Africa Science and Technology University, it was learnt yesterday.

The policemen were there on a stop-and-search duty.

The police did not state the number of the policemen in the patrol team but said not all of them were killed.

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A policeman and some members of the public were said to have been injured.

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 Kwankwaso, Others Pull Out of APC
Wed, 04 Jul 2018

Apparently unable to deal with the Alhaji Kawu Baraje-led new Peoples Democratic Party’s (nPDP) slow pace of talks with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other smaller political parties in forming a coalition against the All Progressives Congress (APC), another group known as ‘Reformed APC’ has emerged from the aggrieved group within the ruling APC.

Led by former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and other top members of the APC, especially at the National Assembly, the new group were formally announce its departure from the ruling party by Friday.

A member of the group told THISDAY in Abuja yesterday, “It appears Baraje and Senate President Bukola Saraki and their group are tied down by their endless discussion with APC.’’

According to the source, one of the leaders of Kwakwansiyya, a political group of Kwankwaso, “I don’t think many of us are comfortable with the slow pace of their political activities. So we have decided to move on. We have less than seven months to the general election and we cannot engage in an endless talk with APC.

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