• May 16, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Tuesday Morning


Good morning readers, this is a summary of some top news stories:

1-.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cleared Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, to play in Nigeria’s game against Lesotho. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced this in a tweet on Tuesday, hours before the African Cup of Nations qualifier set to be played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos today.

2-.Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that the choice of Kano State as a venue for his 12th colloquium is to establish the fact that the Fulanis and Yoruba people can co-exist in love and peace.  Speaking at the event which also marks his 69th birthday, the political stalwart said his choice of Kano as a celebration venue stems from a longing to unite the two ethnic groups.

3-.The Edo Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin City has dismissed the petition of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and two others against Governor Godwin Obaseki, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The ADP and its governorship candidate, Iboi Emmanuel had filed a petition before the Tribunal challenging the election victory of Governor Obaseki.

4-.The Nigerian Army is facing logistics constraints affecting its operations across the country, said the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru. He stated this on Monday in his opening remarks at the combined COAS First Quarter Conference and Nigerian Army Operations Retreat 2021 held at Army Headquarters Command Officers’ Mess in Abuja.

5-.Israel on Tuesday reopened the Taba border post with Egypt that had been closed throughout the pandemic, allowing limited numbers to cross to the Sinai peninsula for Passover holidays. The move was the latest step towards normalcy for Israel, which has fully vaccinated more than half of its roughly 9.3 million residents against coronavirus, the world’s fastest per capita pace.

6-.The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued 12 kidnap victims in the Maradun Local Government Area of the state. According to a statement issued on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu, the rescue efforts were made possible following a collaboration with the State Peace and Reconciliation Committee.

7-.The Nigerian Army is facing logistics constraints affecting its operations across the country, said the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru. He stated this on Monday in his opening remarks at the combined COAS First Quarter Conference and Nigerian Army Operations Retreat 2021 held at Army Headquarters Command Officers’ Mess in Abuja.

8-.President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered the service chiefs to identify the leaders of the bandits and kidnappers and take them out to restore confidence in the areas affected. The National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno told State House correspondents that President Buhari gave this directive to Service Chiefs at the security meeting held at the presidential villa.

9-.At least 15 wedding guests have died in the West African state of Guinea after an overcrowded dugout canoe sank off the north coast, local officials said on Monday. The group had been travelling to a wedding on an island near Kanfarande when their boat capsized, said a naval officer stationed in Boke, a city some 50 kilometres (30 miles) to the east.

10-.The United States will seize products made by Malaysia’s Top Glove after concluding the firm uses forced labour, officials said, dealing a fresh blow to the world’s biggest surgical glove maker. Top Glove’s profits and stock price surged last year as countries worldwide rushed to buy protective gear during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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