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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

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

1. Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, yesterday summoned the IG of Police, Sulieman Abba over the last Thursday invasion of the National Assembly by the Police. During the the session, Abba insisted that some thugs tried to gain access into the premises of the federal legislature, the reason the police resorted to the use of teargas and force. Abba’s comment that Tambuwal was no longer the Speaker infuriated the lawmakers who asked him to revert his statement.

2. The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked the Directorate of State Security (DSS) to show Nigerians the copies of the cards it alleged APC cloned in its Data Office in Lagos. Joe Igbokwe, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC said ridiculous for the DSS spokesperson to say that the centre was being used to clone permanent voters card.

3. Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, son of Nigeria’s late Prime Minister and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally stepped down for President Goodluck Jonathan after he insisted few weeks ago that he was still in the race. Report says he stepped down for Jonathan after he took part in the presidential screening exercise at the party’s secretariat on Wednesday.

4. Report says Justice Mohammed Nasir Yenusa of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered that the DSS
DSS unseal the office/warehouse of the APC forthwith. He also ordered that the five data entry staff being held in custody of the DSS be produced in court on Friday.

5. Moses Murtala Aminu, a thirty-year-old first class graduate of Economics from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was on Sunday shot dead by a police constable. Moses had left his No. 67 Ahmadu Ahidjo Street, Narayi High Cost family residence for a party in Barnawa, Kaduna State. Report says Alex Okpe, the police officer was beating up Aminu’s girlfriend outside the party venue and when he tried to intervene, the constable made for his gun and shot Aminu who died on the spot.

6. Governor Rotimi Amaech of Rivers State has faulted insinuation that the APC was an islamic party, citing example of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and some other national leaders of the party being Christians. Amaechi was speaking at an interactive session with students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, UOE, Port Harcourt.

7. Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged his continuous support for the APC even if he fails to pick the party’s presidential ticket. Atiku who spoke at the Nike Lake resort hotel on Tuesday also said he would support whoever emerges as the party’s presidential flagbearer.

8. A former Head of State and the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, General Muhamadu Buhari who was in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa State capital told the mammoth crowd that came out to support him to vote out the PDP, including their own Son, President Jonathan in 2015 as the government has failed the people and has institutionalised corruption.

9. The Peoples Democratic Party and its National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, at a Federal High Court on wqednesday in Abuja kicked against the move by Alhaji Bamanga Tukur to return as the leader of the party. The party and Mu’azu, through their counsel, Mr. Solomon Umoh (SAN), said both the main suit and Tukur’s counter-claim constituted an abuse of court processes and asking Justice Evoh Chukwu to dismiss them.

10. Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday took on President Goodluck Jonathan and his government, saying his government was destroying the nation’s democracy. Obasanjo was speaking in Abuja at the presentation of books by a former Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, retired Justice Mustapha Akanbi.

Source – Daily Post NG

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