10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

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

1. The Senate yesterday in a closed-door meeting, questioned service chiefs for about eight hours over the insurgency situation in the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. Those who appeared before the Senate were Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah; and the Director of the Department of State Service, Mr. Ekpeyong Ita.

2. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has cautioned the opposition-APC to stop attacking President Goodluck Jonathan and his office, else the party will be forced to take a drastic action against it. PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh handed down the warning in a statement yesterday.

3. Report says over 60 people were killed yesterday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital when two suicide bombers believed to be Boko Haram member detonated some explosives in the city market. Report says 97 people were equally injured in the explosion.

4. In an effort to confront the falling oil prices at the International market, the Central Bank of Nigeria has further devalued the naira by 13 naira. Naira now exchanges for 168 per 1 dollar. CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele disclosed this while briefing journalists shortly after the MPC meeting at the bank’s headquarters in Abuja.

5. An ex Police Commissioner of Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, on Tuesday ‘blasted’ both the police and the Department of State Security over their disagreement on the prosecution of the Nyanya blast suspect, Sodiq Aminu Ogwuche, leading to the striking out of the case for lack of prosecution. He said the disagreement between the two agengies raises fundamental questions.

6. Report says salaries of the missing 30 mobile policemen in Borno State would be stopped by April next year, if the men did not show up at their squadron units before then.

7. The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has asked Governor Ayodele Fayose and the embattled Speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, to stop the ‘cat and dog’ fight for the interest of peace in the state. The Council lamenting that a domestic matter had been taken outside the state, warning that both parties in the state be called to order.

8. A final year student of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST, was yesterday arrested by the Police during a cult initiation ceremony at the back of the university. Police Spokeman in the state, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, said a graduate of Cross River State University was also arrested during the ceremony. Items recovered from the cultists include a Beretta pistol and three rounds of 9mm ammunitionam

9. Members of the House of Representatives have listed at least 50 impeachable offences against president Goodluck Jonathan, insisting that Jonathan must be removed as President.
Report says impeachment proceeding will commence against the president as soon as the lawmakers reconvene next week.

10. Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu Tuesday said Nigeria was been drawn backward by insurgents activities, saying the situation was only temporary as very soon, the country would overcome its travails.

 Source – Daily Post

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