• June 19, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Monday Morning


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

1-.The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says three of its personnel have been killed by gunmen in Rivers State. Mr Jerry Atta, who is the spokesperson for Zone C, Custom’s Federal Operations Unit, confirmed this to newsmen on Sunday.

2-.Manchester City claimed a fourth consecutive League Cup on Sunday with a dominant display to beat Tottenham 1-0 in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley. Aymeric Laporte’s header eight minutes from time finally ended Tottenham’s resistance as their 13-year wait to win a trophy goes on.

3-.Bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday, killing eight people while several worshippers were abducted. An unspecified number of worshippers also sustained varying degrees of injuries with a medical doctor, Zakariah Dogo Yaro of the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, among those killed during the incident.

4-.The Joint Admissions and Matriculation (JAMB) has fixed Thursday, 20th of May, 2021 for this year’s mock examination which was earlier billed to hold on Saturday, April, 30th. “This change of date is owing to some ongoing adjustments in the Board’s operational processes,” the examination body said in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin.

5-.Boko Haram has hoisted its flag in some parts of the Geidam community, in Yobe state. This comes 2 days after the terrorists reportedly attacked Geidam local government area of the state.

6-.Port-Harcourt-based side, Rivers Angels have won the Nigeria Women’s Premier League crown after thrashing Sunshine Queens 4-0, bringing their trophy haul to seven. Rivers Angels finished in the top six in the 2020-2021 campaign to qualify for the Super Six competition which was played at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

7-.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.

8-.The Nigerian military suffered some losses in Sunday’s attack by ISWAP terrorists in Mainok community in Borno State. The number of casualties is still unknown after troops and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets foiled attacks by Boko Haram terrorists

9-.The Kano State government says it has destroyed over N1bn worth of fake products confiscated from marketers. Governor Umar Ganduje says the seizure is part of the fight against Illicit drugs, addiction and the sale of counterfeit products in the state.

10-.Manchester United drew 0-0 with Leeds on Sunday to stay on track for a second-place finish in the Premier League after Burnley took a giant step towards survival. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men beat their bitter rivals 6-2 at Old Trafford in December but both sides looked short of energy and imagination in a lacklustre encounter at Elland Road.


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