• May 16, 2021

NEWS IN BRIEF


Good evening, readers! The following are some breaking news stories you might have missed in the course of the day.

Ondo APC Screening: “I Have Not Been Disqualified” Says Akeredolu – Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has urged the public to disregard news of his purported disqualification by the Governorship Election Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he was optimistic of scaling through the screening process.

#Football: Tottenham Defeats Arsenal 2-1 – Tottenham defeated North London rivals, Arsenal 2-1, leaving the Gunners hopes of securing a place in Europe hanging. Victory moves Spurs two points above their local rivals into eighth and keeps their chances of Europa League football next season alive, even if a return to the Champions League looks beyond them.

356 Soldiers Apply For Voluntary Disengagement From the Nigerian Army –  Approximately 356 Nigerian soldiers have purportedly applied for voluntary retirement citing loss of interest in the Nigerian Army. The soldiers reportedly wrote to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, on Friday, July 3, 2020, under Reference NA/COAS/001, quoting the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service.

#UFC: Buhari Congratulates Usman For Victory Over Jorge Masvidal  To Retain Title – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman for defeating Jorge Masvidal to retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title.

Akpabio Denies pipeline Bombing Allegation – Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has denied the pipeline bombing allegation levied against him by Dr. Gbene Joy Nunieh, the immediate past acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Nunieh in a video circulating on social media said Akpabio authorised the bombing of pipelines in the Niger Delta region of the country to remove her because she refused to do his bidding.

FG Hands Over National Theatre to CBN, Bankers Committee For Restoration, Upgrade – The Federal Government on Sunday in Lagos formally handed over the National Theatre to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers committee for restoration and upgrade.

2020 WASSCE: FG, Parents To Meet On Monday To Discuss School Resumption – A meeting between the National Parents Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) and the Federal Government is scheduled to hold on Monday, July 13, 2020, to discuss the FG’s decision on 2020 WASSCE and school resumption.

EFCC Accuses APC’s Pastor Ize-Iyamu Of Laundering N700m –  Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, who is being accused by the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of laundering the sum of N700m, risks being arrested on July 14 if he tarries to appear before a Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo State.

Olusegun Bamgbose Urges Buhari To Sack Buratai Immediately – Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has called for the immediate sack of Army Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, adding that no manner of excuses and arguments will suffice or be acceptable any longer, as the state of insecurity in the nation is worrisome.

Dasuki Says He Never Campaigned For Buhari, Nor Support APC – Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), has said that he never campaigned for the All Progressives Congress (APC) nor President Muhammadu Buhari against President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 Nigeria election.


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