• June 19, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Sunday Morning

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

1-.Chelsea took control of the battle to secure Champions League football next season as Timo Werner’s goal earned a 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday, while Liverpool conceded a stoppage time equaliser to draw 1-1 with Newcastle. After a week dominated by England’s ‘big six’ aiming to guarantee top level European football every season via a breakaway Super League (ESL), Chelsea and Liverpool turned their attentions to trying to earn a top-four Premier League finish on the field.

2-.Parents of kidnapped students of Greenfield University in Kaduna state have appealed to the Federal and Kaduna state government to assist them in rescuing their children. Their appeal comes barely 24 hours after bodies of three out of the abducted students were recovered by security agencies on Friday.

3-.The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution of Victims for SARS and other related matters resumed its sitting on Saturday. During the sitting, a trader, Mrs Gift Effiong, told the panel that she has been looking for her husband since he left home during the #EndSARS protests last year.

4-.The Zamfara State Government on Saturday said it was criminalising the sale of petroleum products in jerrycans or any other containers in some parts of the state. The move, the government believes, will help to curb the activities of black marketers linked to bandits in the state.

5-.At least 21 Boko Haram terrorists were killed on Friday after the insurgents attacked Geidam, a border town in Yobe State, according to an army spokesman. The terrorists, in their assault, destroyed three communications masts and looted some shops in the town.

6-.Fifty-eight people were killed in a fire that ravaged at a COVID-19 hospital in the Iraqi capital overnight Sunday, according to an official toll. “The number of deaths as a result of the Ibn al-Khatib hospital fire was 58, of which 28 were on ventilators” being treated for Covid-19, Ali Bayati, a member of Iraq’s Human Rights Commission, said.

7-.A Zimbabwean military helicopter crashed into a house outside the capital Harare, killing a child and all three crew members, the air force said. The accident took place on Friday in the village of Acturus, around 30 kilometres (18 miles) east of Harare.

8-.India’s capital New Delhi on Sunday extended its lockdown as the country’s COVID-19 crisis grew with infections and deaths hitting record highs. The vast nation of 1.3 billion people recorded 349,691 fresh cases and 2,767 deaths — the highest since the start of the pandemic

9-.Watford bounced back to the Premier League at the first time of asking after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Millwall sealed promotion. Brentford’s win at Bournemouth earlier in the day meant that only three points would be good enough for Xisco Munoz’s men to be promoted alongside Norwich, who came down with them last season.

10-.Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool are not playing like a side who “deserve” Champions League football next season after blowing the chance to move into the Premier League’s top four with a 1-1 draw against Newcastle on Saturday. Mohamed Salah had opened the scoring after just three minutes, but Liverpool wasted a host of chances to extend their lead and paid in stoppage time.

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