• June 19, 2021

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

-.Parents of persons found guilty of cultism in Lagos State may be liable for punishment if a bill for a law that prohibits unlawful societies and cultism in Lagos and connected purposes is passed. This was part of the submission of some lawmakers at the Lagos State House of Assembly during plenary on Tuesday, while discussing a bill sent by the Attorney General of the State, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN).

-.President Muhammadu Buhari has again met with members of the Nigeria Governors Forum Security Council and Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.  The meeting which took place at the Council Chambers had in attendance, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, the National Security Adviser (NSA) Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), the Chief of Staff to the President Prof Ibrahim Gambari and Heads of other security agencies.

-.The former Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Abbey Agyole, has blamed some of the security challenges on what he describes as poor welfare and inadequate training of security operatives.Agyole said this has resulted in the poor capacity of the Nigeria Police Force to maintain law and order in the country.

-Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Tuesday assured residents of the state of optimal security across the 18 local government areas following the commencement of operations by the Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps. According to the governor who spoke during the Passing-Out Ceremony of the pioneer Amotekun Corps Officers in the state, crime in the state will drastically reduce as they will be nipped in the bud before it happens

-.The National Examinations Council (NECO) has unveiled the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary 3 students. NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma disclosed this on Tuesday during a press conference at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, the Niger State capital.

-.The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested a suspect for attempting to defraud his victim of $50,000 to secure a presidential appointment. DSS Public Relations Officer, Dr Peter Afunaya, paraded the suspect on Tuesday at a press briefing in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He identified the suspect as Mohammed Momoh, a 42-year-old indigene of Kogi State in Nigeria’s north-central region.

-.Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation has called for an investigation into allegations against the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) The Islamic group was accused of receiving money from Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP). The All Progressives Congress (APC), Anambra chapter, has pleaded with Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State to reinstate Traditional Ruler Peter Uzanwa of Ukwulu community of Dunukofia Council Area of the state. Uyanwa, who was suspended in July was also Chairman of Anambra Central Traditional Rulers Council. Chief Basil Ejidike, Chairman of the APC in Anambra, made the call while addressing newsmen in Awka on Monday.

-.The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has said that Miyetti Allah vigilante group is not present in Benue State and will not, under any guise operate in the state. Ortom said this while reacting to a statement from the Fulani socio-cultural organization, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, which claimed that its vigilante outfit is embedded in the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, VGN and is already functional in 36 states of the country

-.A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered substituted service of a suit seeking the disqualification of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election in Edo State, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his running mate, Audu Ganiyu. Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order on Tuesday after granting the plaintiffs’ application for substituted service on the defendants in the case – Ize-Iyamu and Ganiyu. Giving his ruling, the judge ordered that the defendants be served with the suit by pasting the court documents and the hearing notice for next sitting at their residences in Benin, the Edo State capital.

-.The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed to retaliate for recent killings in the Aziko community of Bayelsa State. Susepected herdsmen killed a pregnant woman, her husband and others. In a statement on Tuesday, IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, threatened that the group would retaliate

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