• April 14, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Wednesday Morning


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

1-.The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has appealed to members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to call off their industrial action. Justice Muhammad made the appeal to the judiciary workers following a meeting with some JUSUN officials on Tuesday, his media aide Ahuraka Isah, said in a statement.

2-.Four members of the Anglican Church of Zaria Diocese have been reportedly kidnapped by bandits along the Kachia-Kaduna Road in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. The incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Tuesday when the bandits barricaded the road and opened fire on a bus said to belong to the church, and a truck carrying firewood.

3-.Vinicius Junior scored twice as Real Madrid made Liverpool pay for more defensive errors on Tuesday, a 3-1 victory putting them in sight of the Champions League semi-finals. Vinicius and Marco Asensio both profited in the first half after darting behind Liverpool’s makeshift back-line before a simple move from a throw-in gave Vinicius a simple finish in the second.

4-.The Kogi State government has finally commenced the vaccination of residents against COVID-19 in the state. This comes one month after the Nigerian government launched the exercise with the vaccination of four frontline healthcare workers in Abuja on March 5, 2021.

5-.The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday announced the release of results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. However, the examination body said it was unsure of when the WASSCE for school candidates, usually held in May/June would hold this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

6-.The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has donated 20 million naira to victims of Katsina market fire. Ganduje said that the funds will be used to reduce the hardship been faced by the victims.

7-.The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has appealed to members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to call off their industrial action. ustice Muhammad made the appeal to the judiciary workers following a meeting with some JUSUN officials on Tuesday, his media aide Ahuraka Isah, said in a statement.

8-.More than 40 jihadists, including a senior commander, were killed last week after they attacked United Nations peacekeepers in northern Mali, the UN force MINUSMA said on Monday. A UN source previously said about 20 of around 100 assailants were killed in a three-hour counter-attack after they raided a camp of Chadian peacekeepers, leaving four troops dead.

9-.A day after gunmen attacked the Police Command Headquarters in Owerri, a group of armed men invaded another police facility in the state on Tuesday. The latest attack was carried out on the Divisional Police Headquarters in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area – just about an hour-and-a-half drive from the state capital.

10-.Phil Foden struck a 90th minute winner as Manchester City took a slender 2-1 lead from the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring on 19 minutes for the runaway Premier League leaders, but Dortmund grabbed a vital away goal when Erling Haaland teed up Marco Reus to equalise six minutes from time.


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