Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A must read,10-in-1 news you should know this Wednesday.

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Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the successful conduct of a free and credible election in Ekiti State was only a tip of the iceberg as it’s putting all machinery together to ensure a perfect election in Osun State come August, 2014. The INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, gave the assurance on Tuesday while speaking at the Commission’s quarterly meeting with the 26 registered political parties in Abuja.

2. The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, LASU chapter has vowed to continue with its ongoing strike, pending when the demands of the Union are met. The Chairman of the Union , Mr. Saheed Oseni, said in Lagos that the decision to continue the strike was taken at the union’s congress on Monday June 23.

3. Polytechnic students will continue to remain at home as another attempt aimed at ending the almost one year strike of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education ended in futility as the absence of relevent government authorities at the meeting which was to hold yesterday led to its postponement. The meeting now comes up on July 1.

4. The ongoing crisis in the Assemblies of God church, yesterday took a different turn in Enugu city when a heavy fight broke out between the two factions struggling for leadership position. The fight resulted from an attempt by the faction loyal to the Assistant General Superintendent, Rev. Chidi Okoroafor, to hold anti-Paul Emeka meeting at Isiagu Street, Achara Layout branch of the church. However, pro-Paul Emeka group had insisted that such meeting would not be allowed to hold in the church premises, leading to a heavy clash.

5. A 24-year-old psychiatric patient, Iijisakin Ayoola has been detained by men of the Nigeria Police in Akure for allegedly stabbing to death his 60-year-old traditional doctor, Alfa Iliasu Waheed, in Idanre, Ondo State. Report says the suspect stabbed the traditional doctor in the neck with a broken bottle, leading to his death.

6. Expectation that the fate of the defected PDP governors who are now in the opposition APC would be decided yesterday was dashed as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja adjourned the case indefinitely. According to the judge, Justice Kolawale, the court processes were not properly served on the defendants.

7. Speaking on their challenges, a member of the Presidential Committee on the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, on Tuesday disclosed how members of the committee who were recently in Bama, Borno state were attacked by some Boko Haram members. Akinyemi, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the National Conference said this while advising his colleagues to be careful while reacting to the recent explosion in Kano School of Hygiene.

8. The Cameroon army has arrested 40 Boko Haram insurgents in northern Cameroon. The suspected insurgents were nabbed during a raid of a local market. One Col. Nyemeck Pierre, who led the military raid disclosed this to newsmen.

9. Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Service Matters, Mr. Andrew Uchendu has said that Governor Rotimi Ameachi may be killed by the federal government agents if he fails to raise the alarm over the continuous threat on his life. Uchendu said recent events showed that Ameachi’s life was under serious threat.

10. Acknowledging that Nigerians are currently facing unimaginable challenges regarding power, the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo has admitted that less than half of Nigerians presently do not have access to electricity. He disclosed this at the 15th Herbert Macaulay bi-ennial lecture organised by the Engineering Faculty of University of Nigeria, Nsukka on Tuesday. Nebo said that in 2020, access to power supply will increase to 75 per cent.

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