• May 16, 2021

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Good evening, readers! Here are some topical news stories you might have missed in the course of the day:

-.The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) scholars protested the non-payment of their tuition fees by the commission on Monday. The students staged their protest at the Nigerian High Commission in London

-.Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has asked serving judges in the state to rededicate themselves to their duties and shun acts of corruption. He gave the advice in his remarks at the presentation of cars to judges on Monday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

-.The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says those who got “emergency contracts” are scared of the ongoing forensic audit. The Senate had noted that Pondei and other IMC members got 20 – 30 percent of contract sums before contractors are paid.Two former governors of Delta State, James Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan, and a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu have been linked to the various contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

-.The General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Liberation Ministries, Bishop Abraham Udeh has warned the Southeast against insisting on producing Nigeria’s next president.Udeh warned that an Igbo presidency would either be overthrown by the military or killed. Speaking with journalists in Nnewi, Anambra State over the weekend, Udeh said he saw the impending doom spiritually.

-.Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has vowed to tackle the security challenges facing the state. He made this known on Monday while receiving traditional rulers from across the state who came to pay him the traditional Sallah homage, at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital.

-.A group, Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition, has given President Muhammadu Buhari more reasons to sack the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio. The group also wants all members of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, sacked. The group pointed out that President Buhari had already admitted to wrongdoing by the IMC, adding that this should be enough reason for him to act fast.

-.The Kaduna State Government has fixed August 10 for the reopening of schools for Senior Secondary School 3 students.Governor Nasir El-Rufai gave the approval to enable them to write their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) slated for August 17, 2020. This is in compliance with the announcement of the Federal Ministry of Education, which advised students to resume from August 4, 2020.

-.Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming Edo Governorship elections, is not a threat to his party. Oshiomhole said this during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, while responding to a question about whether Obaseki’s popularity was a threat to his party. “How can he be a threat? A man who is not even eligible to contest elections? How can a snail be a threat in a race where tigers are involved?,” he said.

-.Former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to apologise to Nigerians over what he described as reckless borrowing by the administration and how the terms of such loans could compromise the future of the country. In a statement on Sunday, the former vice president said that some managers of the party and even the government had denied the allegations that he raised as well as the warning for caution. But according to him, just last week, a cabinet minister confirmed the allegations.

-.The Deputy Speaker of Edo state House of Assembly Mr. Yekini Idiaye and four other lawmakers have declared their support for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.  The lawmakers are among the 10 that were inaugurated in July 2019 while 14 others remain yet to be inaugurated. According to the lawmakers, their decision is to remain in the APC on whose platform they were elected.

-.Founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, has begun ‘virtual prayer’ for healing of those afflicted with COVID-19 in isolation centres. A Youtube video at the weekend showed the cleric praying for bedridden patients hooked up to oxygen tanks and surrounded by hospital staff heavily laden with protective gear. The video captured Joshua praying in front of several huge screens relaying in real-time the footage from the several wards within Isolation centres in Honduras, a Central American nation. During the prayer, which was translated simultaneously into Spanish, several patients were seen ‘vomiting’ whilst others were seen rising to their feet from their hospital beds and waving their hands.

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