• July 24, 2021

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

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

1-.Some Pensioners in Osun State on Wednesday shut down the entrance of the State Government Secretariat, Abere Osogbo, demanding for the payment of their entitlements.

2-.The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken over 12 “prime assets” belonging to the Chairman of Global Fleet Group, Jimoh Ibrahim, and had his accounts frozen over a N69.4 billion debt.

3-.The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the 9th House will ensure a policing system that works for all citizens in view of the recent #EndSARS protests.

4-.Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the immediate dissolution of Local Government Secretaries of the 17 Local Government Councils in the state.

5-.A warrant of arrest has been issued by a Federal High Court in Abuja for the arrest of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mister Abdulrasheed Maina, consequent to his absence in court for the fourth consecutive time to stand trial in the alleged N2 billion fraud charges brought against him by the federal government.

6-.Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has described President Muhammadu Buhari government as “a dictatorship with a democratic face”.

7-.The United Nations Mission in South Sudan said on Tuesday that more than 1,000 people have been killed and 400 abducted in communal conflicts in the past six months.

8-.US Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday chose House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 80, to lead the party into the Joe Biden era and preside over their narrow House majority as the most powerful person in Congress.

9-.Iraq and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reopened their land border for the first time in 30 years, with closer trade ties between the two countries irking allies of Riyadh’s rival, Tehran.

10-.Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after his side were thrashed by Spain, with former players and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year’s European championship finals.

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