• July 24, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Saturday Morning

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

1-.The Aminu Wali faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano has expelled ex-governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso from the party for alleged anti-party activities. PDP’s new Chairman, Muhammina Lamido, announced this during a press conference on Thursday after holding a state congress meeting in Kano.

2-.The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says Nigerian singers, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems and Stanley Omah Didia, should not be blamed for their ordeal in Uganda. She disclosed this on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

3-.A Coalition of Civil Society (CSOs) under the umbrella of Coalition for Justice, has dragged Nigerian frontline human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, for allegedly instigating the #EndSARS that led to the death of many Nigerians. Convener of the CSOs, Gabriel Ogboji esq, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said that Falana (SAN), has supposedly constituted a “citizens’ panel”, a euphemism for a lynch mob.

4-.Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has announced one Nicholas Ogunji as the 3rd One-Day-Governor under his administration. Ikpeazu in a tweet, said the 17-years old is a student of Adventist Technical Secondary School, Ohafia.

5-.A total of 3,650 teachers have failed the annual Professional Qualifying Examination conducted by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TCRN, across the country. The examination, which was the second in a series to be conducted by TRCN for 2020, had a total of 17,602 candidates tested, to qualify as professional teachers.

6-.Ethiopia on Friday offered a reward in exchange for information that could help locate leaders of the Tigray region’s ruling party, who have been the target of a major military offensive. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, announced the military campaign against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on November 4, saying it came in response to TPLF-orchestrated attacks on federal army camps.

7-.Burkina Faso’s top court on Friday certified that President Roch Marc Christian Kabore had been elected for a second five-year term in a November poll. “The candidate Kabore, Roch Marc Christian, is elected president,” Constitutional Court head Kassoum Kambou announced.

8-.US Vice President Mike Pence received a Covid-19 jab on live television Friday as the country prepared to greenlight its second vaccine in a boost to the planet’s unprecedented immunisation campaign.  Pence’s move comes as inoculation efforts are unfurling around the world in the race to halt a pandemic that has claimed at least 1.66 million lives and infected more than 74 million people.

9-.US President Donald Trump has spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron to wish him a quick recovery from the coronavirus, the White House said Friday. In the conversation, which the White House said took place Thursday, Trump “wished President Macron a speedy recovery and quick return to his full duties,” spokesman Judd Deere said.

10-.Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has mocked the world football governing body, saying Hansi Flick’s only chance to collect The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award in future is if Bayern Munich find new competitions to win. In the year in review, Flick led Bayern to a Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League treble.

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