• May 14, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Wednesday Morning

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

1-.The First Lady of Zamfara State, Hajiya Aisha Bello Muhammad Matawalle has secured appointments of Special Assistants to Governor Bello Matawalle for 20 members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the state. The First Lady’s spokesperson, Zainab Abdullahi, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.

2-.The exiled former president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, is to be tried for the murder of the man he ousted in a 1987 coup, Thomas Sankara, lawyers disclosed on Tuesday. The case was sent to the military tribunal in the capital Ouagadougou after the charges against Compaore and the other main alleged perpetrators were confirmed, 34 years after the death of the cult figure, often called the African Che Guevara.

3-.The Gombe State Government has declared 24 hours curfew on three communities in Balanga Local Government after a violent clash erupted and claimed lives and destruction of property in Nyuwar, Jessu and Tolde. The affected communities share borders with Adamawa State. The announcement of the curfew was disclosed on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government, Ibrahim Njodi via a statement.

4-.A 13 year-old-boy, Gbolahan Ajibola who was abducted by gunmen in Ogun state has regained his freedom. Ajibola was kidnapped on April 11 at his residence in Destiny Estate, Obada-Oko in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state. The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the release of the 13-year-old boy via a statement issued on Tuesday by its spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, adding that the victim has since been reunited with his family members.

5-.Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has sworn in the state’s first female Chief Judge, Justice Aisha Bashir-Aliyu. Her swearing-in is coming after her confirmation by the Nigeria Judicial Council and screening by the State House of Assembly.

6-.Suspected Bandits have attacked Baka 1 and 2 villages in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing four people and injuring one other person. According to the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the armed bandits invaded the two villages on Tuesday and killed four of the locals, while one person was injured during the attack.

7-.The Lagos State Judicial Panel on the Restitution for Victims of SARS-related abuses and other matters has summoned the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command, the DPO, Olosan Police Station and one of his officers simply identified as Oosa. The panel summoned the three officers in connection with two different petitions.

8-.Thirty-four migrants drowned on Monday after their boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, the second such accident in just over a month. Survivors reported that the boat capsized in rough seas at around 4:00 am (0100 GMT) after leaving Yemen with around 60 passengers on board

9-.President Joe Biden will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, finally ending America’s longest war despite mounting fears of a Taliban victory, officials said Tuesday. The drawdown delays only by around five months an agreement with the Taliban by former president Donald Trump to pull troops, amid a growing consensus in Washington that little more can be achieved.

10-.Florentino Perez has been re-elected unopposed as president of Real Madrid for a sixth term, the Spanish champions announced on Tuesday. The 74-year-old was the only name in the running since the window for potential candidates to apply opened at the start of the month.

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