• August 1, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Sunday Morning


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

1-.Students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna have called for help in a disturbing video. The abducted students were seen being beaten by their captors, as they pleaded with the government to rescue them.

2-.The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made her first visit to Nigeria since she assumed office. She was received upon her arrival in the country on Saturday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo.

3-.Several police officers were wounded when violence and looting broke out on the sidelines of a Black Lives Matter demonstration in the eastern Belgian city of Liege on Saturday, police said. The march was held to protest against the arrest of a woman for “rebellion” in the city on Monday who has since accused the police of racism, a police spokeswoman said.

4-.Unidentified persons have murdered Eunice Aghanya, the wife of retired commissioner of police, Ibezimako Aghanya, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Eunice Aghanya was killed at her residence behind Kismet Hotel, off David Mark Bye-Pass, Makurdi, by the assailants who were suspected to have trailed her home.

5-.Bayern Munich romped to a 3-1 win at Werder Bremen on Saturday as Robert Lewandowski claimed another goal-scoring milestone in the Bundesliga and hit the woodwork three times in a dynamic display. Bayern dominated their final fixture before hosting Lazio in the Champions League last 16, second leg on Wednesday holding a 4-1 lead.

6-.The Nigerian Army has appointed Major General Sani Gambo Mohammed as the new General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The appointment is part of the recent redeployment of senior military officers in the Nigerian Army

7-.Reddington Hospital on Saturday submitted more medical records of the patients it treated after the Lekki toll gate shooting to the Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS and other related matters. Men of the Nigerian army shot at protesters occupying the toll gate on October 20, although the military has denied culpability.

8-.With an honest and transparent administration of our national production capacity and potentials, the domestic price of petrol should not exceed N70 per litre. This is the position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which warned that any increase in the pump price of petrol would amount to a direct invitation for a mass protest in the country.

9-.The United Nations Security Council called on Friday for the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya “without further delay” in a unanimously approved declaration. It also welcomed the Libyan parliament’s approval of a new unified government on Wednesday, which is set to lead the oil-rich country to December elections after a decade of conflict following the removal of dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

10-.Karim Benzema saved Real Madrid for the second week running on Saturday, his two goals dragging his team to a 2-1 win over struggling Elche in La Liga. After Benzema’s late equaliser salvaged a draw against Atletico Madrid last weekend, the Frenchman came up trumps again, a brilliant shot flying in off the post in the 91st minute to snatch a crucial home victory at Valdebebas.


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