• June 19, 2021

Nigerian News: 10 Must-Read News Items This Tuesday Morning

Good morning readers. This is a summary of some top news stories

1-.Eleven out of the 17 political parties participating in the governorship election in Ondo State have resolved to support the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Eyitayo Jegede in the election. The Chairman of Social Democratic Party(SDP), Ondo State Chapter, Prince Oladele Ogunbameru disclosed this while addressing a press conference on behalf of the eleven parties in Akure, the state capital.

2-.Following complaints by citizens on the alleged erecting of checkpoints on the Kaduna-Abuja Road by some security personnel, the Kaduna State Security Council has announced that its decision of 4th September 2019, prohibiting checkpoints on the Kaduna-Abuja Road is still in force. The Kaduna State Security Council had last year issued the advisory, notifying citizens that there was to be no authorized checkpoint along the Kaduna-Abuja Road and other routes, to and fro.

3-.A 47-year-old man Tajudeen Olufemi Idris has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for parading himself as a legal practitioner According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Monday, the suspect was arrested at Magistrate Court 6, Ifo while appearing before Chief Magistrate I. A Arogundade in a civil trial between one Ifeanyi Chuckwu and Ayo Itori where he claimed to be a legal counsel from Tajudeen O. Idris & Co Chambers

4-.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said electoral materials for the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State were expected to arrive from Abuja on Monday. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting which held at the Dome international culture and event centre in Akure, the state capital.

5-.President Donald Trump announced he is leaving the hospital Monday where he received emergency treatment for Covid-19, telling Americans, who’ve seen nearly 210,000 people die from the virus this year, that they have nothing to worry about. Trump’s Twitter statement, declaring himself rejuvenated and telling Americans “don’t be afraid of Covid,” came hours after his own chief spokeswoman tested positive for the virus — the latest in an outbreak raging within the White House.

6-.Hundreds of Algerians defied a nationwide ban on protests and took to the streets Monday to demand democratic change and mark the anniversary of 1988 demonstrations that ushered in reforms. Around 400 to 500 demonstrators in Algiers tried to march to the city centre but were dispersed by police who made a number of arrests

7-.Top officials from the US and Iran on Sunday visited Kuwait to meet with the new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who was sworn in last week. Sheikh Nawaf succeeded his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a giant of Gulf diplomacy who died at the age of 91.

8-.Chris Smalling has joined Italian side, Roma, on a permanent deal on Friday, after ten years with Manchester United.  Roma have signed English defender Chris Smalling for 15 million euros (£13.5 million, $17.5 million) from Manchester United, the Serie A club confirmed on Monday.

9-.Manchester United have signed Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani, the club confirmed on Monday evening. Cavani has been without a club since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of June. The 33-year-old is PSG’s all-time top scorer, scoring 200 goals in seven seasons at the Parc des Princes.

10-. Manchester United new signing, Alex Telles wants to continue winning more trophies with the Premier League side. Telles joined United from Porto for a reported initial fee of 13.5 million pounds ($14.8 million) on Monday.

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