• June 19, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Monday Morning

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

1-.Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspurs on Monday morning. The Portuguese sacking was confirmed via a public statement on the club’s website

2-.A United States Army Veteran, Major Adebayo Adeleke, has warned of a worsening insecurity situation in Nigeria.  Adeleke said the security challenges are slowly degenerating into the war going on in Afghanistan, where the US and allied troops are preparing to withdraw.

3-.Members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Monday marched to the National Assembly in solidarity with judiciary workers who are protesting financial autonomy. The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to press home their demands has commenced a nationwide strike.

4-.The Defence Minister, Magashi Bashir, has said that Federal Government will soon commence recruitment of officers and soldiers across the country. Speaking at the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri when he led The Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor and other service chiefs on an operational visit, the Magashi said the move is part of the government’s strategy to meet up manpower shortfalls as the country battles insurgency and banditry

5-.Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny risks cardiac arrest at “any minute” as his health has rapidly deteriorated, doctors warned Saturday, urging immediate access to Russia’s most famous prisoner. On March 31, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent went on hunger strike to demand proper medical treatment for back pain and numbness in his legs and hands.

6-.A former Director of the Department of State Services, Mr Mike Ejiofor on Monday said the recent reduction in cases of banditry across the country could be attributed to the Ramadan fasting currently being observed across the country. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community.

7-.An 18-seated bus has plunged into the Owena River along Akure-Ondo road in Ondo State. According to an eyewitness account, the bus was commuting from Ondo to Akure but lost control as a result of over speeding and fell off the bridge into the Owena river.

8-.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the 23 Chairmanship seats in the Rivers State Local Government Elections which held on Saturday. The Chairman, Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC), Retired Justice George Omereji announced this while addressing newsmen at the commissions’ headquarters in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

9-.A train accident north of Cairo on Sunday left 97 people injured, Egypt’s health ministry said, in the latest rail calamity to hit the North African country. The ministry said “97 citizens were injured in a train accident in Toukh”, a small farming town in the fertile Nile Delta about 40 kilometres (25 miles) outside the capital.

10-.Leicester reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 52 years as Kelechi Iheanacho’s solitary goal earned a 1-0 win over Southampton in front of 4,000 fans at Wembley on Sunday. The biggest crowd for a football match in England for 13 months was made up of key workers and local residents as part of a test event for the return of fans in bigger numbers in the coming weeks.

Agenda Watchdog

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