10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

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

1. President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday told Senators agitating for his removal to focus more on issues of national importance instead of plotting against him. Jonathan had reacted to the impeachment threat through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe.

2. The Lagos state police are in search of a 13-year-old girl, Chikwuo Ezennia, who reportedly fled her house with a yet-to-be-identified man, who is alleged to be her lover. The girl who has record of fleeing her home to stay with men was in Lagos for holiday, but alleged that she was being maltreated in her aunt’s house and would be staying away for one week. Report says she was seen with a man.

3. Lagos state has been chosen as the venue of December 10 presidential primary of the APC. Report says eight thousand delegates are expected to participate in the convention. The primary will hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

4. Olubukunola Onabanjo, the daughter of the late governor of Ogun state, Chief Bisi Onabanjo has resigned her appointment as the chairman of the Ogun State Teaching Service Commission. in her reason for the decision, she said the governor had accused her of having a ‘soft spot’ for a former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba.

5. The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Rivers State, Mr Dakuku Peterside has said that the allegation leveled against him by the Rivers Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that he is a cultist was not only unkind but uncharitable and evil. He has vowed to challenge any attempt by anybody or a group of persons to tarnish his hard-earned reputation.

6. Nigeria is now 39th most corrupt nation in the world. According to the Corruption Perception Index 2014 released by the global corruption watchdog, Transparency International, on Wednesday, Nigeria scored 27 out of a maximum 100 marks, occupying the 136th position out of the 175 countries surveyed for the report.

7. Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party from Rivers State, numbering over 200 stormed the national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja, protesting against the alleged plan by the party and the Presidency to impose a former Minister of State (Education), Mr. Nyesom Wike, on them as the party’s governorship candidate. The protesters who took over the party secretariat forced the secretariat to shut down, as the entrance was blocked.

8. The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday in Abuja said that the conduct of the 2015 general elections in the North-East would be based on advice from security agencies. INEC says only assurances from security agencies on the safety of its personnel, materials as well as free atmosphere will determine whether election will hold in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in 2015.

9.A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has said he will appeal the Federal High Court judgment on Tuesday where his bid to return as PDP chairman was dismissed. Tukur through his lawyer, Mr. Adeboro Adamson, on Wednesday told journalists that the notice of appeal would be filed in the Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Thursday.

10. About nine persons were reportedly killed and scores injured as gunmen, suspected to be Fulani marauders, on Tuesday evening invaded Ashige community of Lafia East Development Area of Nasarawa State. Report says the incident occurred at 5pm when the gunmen attacked farmers who were returning home from their farm.

Source – Daily post NG

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