• August 1, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Wednesday Morning


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

1-.Zenith Bank on Tuesday held its 30th Annual General Meeting at the Civic Centre in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State. The meeting held in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic which crippled among other things, economic activities in 2020.

2-.The two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye abducted by gunmen have regained their freedom. Police authorities in Ogun State confirmed the release of the children to Channels Television on Tuesday night.

3-.A former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim has been discharged and acquitted by an Abuja High Court on a 3-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed. The acquittal followed a notice of discontinuance filed by the police in relation to the matter.The notice of discontinuance of charge no: CR/933/2020 dated March 12, 2021, was filed before the court by Rotshang Faith Dimka, Legal Counsel, Legal/Prosecution Section, FCIID, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

4-.The suit seeking the removal of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu from office has suffered a setback due to an irregular service of originating processes on the Nigerian Police Council who is listed as the fourth defendant in the matter. At the resumed sitting, the plaintiff’s counsel, Ugochukwu Ezekiel informed the court that counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation served a counter-affidavit on him in court, wherein they raised objection to the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter.

5-.The Kaduna State Government has said it will not close down schools following a spate of attacks by bandits targeting schools, communities and public institutions in some parts of the state. This is the outcome of a meeting between Governor Nasir El-Rufai, traditional Rulers, religious leaders and other stakeholders on Tuesday, where the residents also backed El-Rufai’s position not to negotiate with the bandits.

6-.A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to appear before it on March 30 over the failure of the commission to register the Africa Youth Democratic Party. Ruling on an exparte motion brought before the court by members of the party led by Samuel Olalekan and seven others, the court, presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed granted leave to the applicants to apply for a judicial review and to seek for an order of mandamus compelling the electoral body to appear before the court.

7-.The two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye abducted by gunmen have regained their freedom. Police authorities in Ogun State confirmed the release of the children to Channels Television on Tuesday night.

8-.President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse as an Executive Director on the Board of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jedda, Saudi Arabia. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

9-.Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine was arrested on Monday as he took part in a protest in the capital, according to a post on his Twitter page. The 39-year-old popstar-turned-presidential contender last week had called on Ugandans to “rise up peacefully and unarmed” against President Yoweri Museveni who won a sixth term in office following disputed elections in January.

10-.Floyd Mayweather has hinted at his intention to work with the two-time unified world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua in his coming fight against Tyson Fury. The duo appears to have a strong bond after Mayweather was seen showing support for Joshua in his title fight against Pulev, with the British-born Nigerian boxer claiming that the Former welterweight champion gave him some tips to ensure victory against the Bulgarian.


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