• June 14, 2021

5 Must-Read News Items This Wednesday Morning

Good morning readers! This is a summary of 5 top news stories:

1=. The acting Chief Medical Examiner of Lagos State, Dr.  Sunday Soyemi on Tuesday testified before the judicial panel on restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses, during which he showed the panel a bullet he extracted from a victim of an extrajudicial killing, Charles Otoo. At a previous proceeding, the panel had summoned the doctor to shed more light on the cause of death of the late Charles Otoo.

2=.Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in Kampala, Uganda, to represent Nigeria at the inauguration of re-elected Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni. Museveni will be inaugurated today for the sixth time as a democratically-elected leader at the event, which comes up at the independence Grounds in Kampala.

Osinbajo to depart for Uganda presidential inauguration

3=.Governors of the 17 southern states under the aegis of the Southern Governors Forum have called on the federal government to convoke a national dialogue as a matter of urgency to address widespread agitations among Nigerians for greater inclusiveness in governance, alongside the restructuring of the country and end to open grazing to curb the excesses of armed herders. This was contained in a communique at the end of a recent meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

4=. The Federal Government is set to prosecute 400 suspects arrested for allegedly funding terrorism in the country. This is according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who stated this on Tuesday during a press conference in Lagos.

Four killed, UN facilities burnt, vehicles stolen as Boko Haram attacks  Borno community

5=. Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons after Manchester United crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Leicester on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola’s side are 10 points clear of second placed United and have wrapped up the title with three games to spare.

Man City crowned Premier League champions again | Reuters

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