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  • 10 things you need to know on news making headlines today
  • 1. Report says 15 persons have been killed,
    while several others were injured after herdsmen
    attacked Uzughul, Tse Ginde, in Saghev council
    ward of Guma LGA, in the early hours of
    Saturday.
    The attackers, numbering over 20, also set
    ablaze many shops and several houses,
    including that of one Dr. David Tsevende.

    2. President Muhammadu Buhari has returned
    to Abuja from London, where he attended the
    2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government
    Meeting, CHOGM.
    The President departed from the United Kingdom
    a little after midday on Saturday and touched
    down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi
    Aziki International Airport, Abuja, where he was
    received by top government functionaries.

    3. The Economic and Financial Crimes
    Commission, EFCC, said it has commenced
    what it described as ‘necessary action’ on a
    petition against Bamikole Omishore, the Special
    Adviser on International Relations to Senate
    President, Bukola Saraki, and his wife, Abiola
    Aiyegbayo-Omishore, over an alleged ghost
    worker scam.

    Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said
    documents submitted to the the anti-graft
    agency revealed that Omishore, who has been
    working with the Senate President since 2015,
    allegedly listed his wife as a grade level 12
    employee of the National Assembly, though she
    is a nurse in the United States.

    4. Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Operation
    LAFIYA DOLE, while on clearance patrol, have
    intercepted three women and children.
    Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General
    Texas Chukwu said the women, upon
    interrogation, confessed to being wives of Boko
    Haram terrorists who escaped from Mangusun
    following the ongoing clearance operation in the
    area by troops.

    5. The National Emergency Management Agency
    (NEMA) warehouse at Ikeja in Lagos, was on
    Saturday gutted by fire.
    The South-West zonal spokesman of the
    agency, Farinloye Ibrahim, told newsmen that
    the warehouse was being used to keep relief
    materials.

    6. The Defence Headquarters has said it handed
    over 162 herdsmen to the police for
    investigation into alleged ties that the suspects
    may have with Libya.
    The acting Director, Defence Information, Brig.-
    Gen. John Agim, said 147 herdsmen were
    handed over to the Benue State Police
    Command, while 15 were handed over to the
    Taraba State Police Command since the
    Operation Ayem Akpatuma started on February
    15.

    7. About N200bn will be required for the
    provision of meters to over four million power
    consumers across the country that need prepaid
    meters, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory
    Commission has said.
    NERC said the huge amount needed to meter
    electricity consumers was one major reason it
    took away the sole responsibility of meter
    provision from power distribution companies.

    8. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in
    Kaduna state has declared the state governor,
    Nasir El’Rufai, missing.
    The party said El’Riufai was declared missing
    due to his alleged lack of adherence to law and
    order and dereliction of duty as the state’s
    elected governor.

    9. Fire on Saturday razed the two-storey
    building housing the Kaduna State Independent
    Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM), few weeks
    before the Local Government Election in the
    state.
    Report said that the huge fire was noticed
    around 11: 24 a.m. on top of the building
    located along Sokoto Road, GRA, Kaduna.

    10. The Supreme Court has reinstated over 860
    Nigerians sacked by Mobil Producing Nigeria
    Unlimited employed before the year 2000, as
    security officers.
    In a unanimous decision of five justices, the
    Supreme Court held that it was illogical and
    without legal backing for Mobil to have
    employed the Nigerians and sought to offload
    them through the back door.

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