Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:
1. Latest reports on Boko Haram attacks say the insurgents reportedly ambushed and slaughtered 48 fish vendors around Nigeria’s border with Chad. Detailed account of the attack shows that the fighters blocked a path linking Nigeria with Chad, close to Doron Baga on Thursday and killed 48 of the fish vendors.
2. Following last week’s invasion of the National Assembly by the Police, former PDP National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur has called for an immediate investigation into the chaos, saying that Nigeria’s democracy was presently being threatened. He called on the need for politicians to uphold national interest instead of personal interest.
3. There was chaos in Oka-Akoko in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo state during the weekend when a truck belonging to a manufacturing company crushed two residents of the town. Out of anger, youths of the community allegedly razed 10 houses, motorcycles and cars as well as the truck that killed the two victims.
4.Despite that the Super Eagles crashed out of the Nations cup, Nigerian coach, Stephen Keshi has said that he remains the best man to lead the Super Eagles. He said the best solution to Eagles trouble was not to fire him as he has all it takes to lead the Eagles to victory in future.
5. Department of State Security, DSS has given reason for its invasion of APC data office, saying it got information that the APC was duplicating INEC’s Permanent Voter Cards. Spokesperson of the DSS, Ms. Marilyn Ogar disclosed this on Sunday.
6. President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to a statement credited to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo where he said Jonathan’s government had performed below average. Jonathan, while speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, in Abuja on Sunday said he was the best President the country had ever had since independence.
7. Judiciary workers, under the aegis of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria have vowed to resume their nationwide strike over the refusal of state governments to implement court judgment barring piece-meal funding of the nation’s judiciary. The Union took the decision to resume the strike action during an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council on Saturday.
8. The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lai Mohammed has said the only option left for lawmakers in a situation where they are being prevented from gaining access into their chamber is to scale the fence, advising that if they are stopped any other day, they should repeat their action.
9. Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has again come hard on President Goodluck Jonathan, saying his government was supervising a highly corrupt government. Speaking in Abuja on Saturday,the Rivers Governor said that he had no personal quarrel with President Jonathan, but insisted that there was a total absence of Democracy in Nigeria.
10. President Goodluck Jonathan has asked youth corps members who will be working with INEC in the 2015 general elections to display high sense of patriotism while discharging their national assignment. The President gave the advise at a special exhibition of arts and crafts floated by Batch C of the National Youth Service Corps members posted to Plateau State in Jos on Saturday.
Source – Daily Post NG