Saturday, 21 April 2018

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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