1. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has finally appointed ex-Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the organization’s Director-General. WTO confirmed her appointment at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders yesterday hailed the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The president congratulated Okonjo-Iweala for bringing joy and more honour to the country.
3. The impeachment against former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Jude Agbaso, was yesterday quashed by the High Court. Agbaso, who was the first Deputy Governor to former Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was impeached by the seventh Assembly in 2013 on trumped up charges of accepting Red Label Whiskey bribe from the boss of J-Bros Construction Company.
4. The Presidency, yesterday, declared that the military has been overstretched by the rising security challenges across the country. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, stated this during a national television broadcast while speaking on the increasing clashes between herders and farmers across the country.
5. The House of Representatives, yesterday, said the country is currently losing $750 annually to gas flaring. House Committee on Gas Resources Chairman, Nicholas Mutu, stated this at an investigative hearing organised by the joint Committee on Gas Resources, Environment and Climate Change.
6. Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that five northern governors will hold a security meeting with him in Abeokuta today (Tuesday). The governor said this on Monday while leading security chiefs and members of the State Executive Council to some areas in the state that had witnessed killings by herdsmen.
7. The owner of Victoria East Park Hotel and Suite, Igbogbo, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Fredrick Ebiesuwa, and his wife, Tinuola Oyegunle, have been sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment over a fraud of N53,713,260.
8. Iyiola Omisore, a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, yesterday defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Omisore defected to the APC at his polling Unit, Ward 6 in Ile-Ife, Osun State, after which, he picked his membership card.
9.Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said on Monday that his administration would ensure that justice was served for the victims of the clash at the Shasha Market in Ibadan over the weekend. Makinde said a judicial panel would be inaugurated to investigate the crisis.
10. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 574 fresh cases of COVID-19 in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The new figure brings the total number of recorded infections in the country to 146,928.
Ondo university vows to rusticate students over indecent dressing
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State has thoroughly warned its entire students against indecent dressing that it will no longer condone such act from its undergraduates of the institution.
The Senate of the institution has put rustication as a form of portends for any student involved in any form of indecent dressing.
The authority of the institution, which gave the stern warning in a circular, disclosed that failure to comply with the directive would attract rustication from the school for a semester.
The circular with reference number AD/ REG/CIR/58/VOL. VI/309 was signed by the registrar of the school, Olugbenga Arajulu .
According to the circular, indecent dressing that would no longer be allowed on campus include, “wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses; leaving cleavages open by female students; and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, sagging etc by some male students.
“Any student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, who violates the above Senate decision on indecent dressing is deemed to have committed a misconduct and he/she shall be sanctioned accordingly. Please be guided.” school management informed the students.
Katsina:Three women are arrested by police for concealing petrol in bags for bandits
Just on thursday, a team of policemen, operating along Katsina-Jibia road arrested a mother, her daughter, alongside another woman, for hiding petrol in their bag to take to bandits in the forest.
The Spokesman, Katsina Police Command, SP. Isah Gambo paraded the three suspects at the state police headquarters on Thurday.
The suspects, who admitted to have committed the offence in contravention of the executive order and other extant laws of the federation, are all said to be residents of the Malali Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.
“These women that you are seeing here were arrested along Jibia-Katsina road with these bags pretending to be normal travellers going to Magama in Jibia, a border town with Niger Republic.
“What they do is engaging in smuggling of petrol to bandits in Jibia forest but nemesis caught up with them and they were arrested with these exhibits.
“These exhibits you are seeing are not just travelling bags but they are loaded with petrol meant to be taken to the forest for the bandits.
“The suspects are Umma Bello, 45 years of Malali Quarters here in Katsina metropolis, Nusaiba Muhammad, 16 years and Dija Umar 50 years all of the same address.
“It may interest you to know that the suspects while confessing to have committed the offence also revealed that many of them in the area are involved in the business.
Futhermore, SP Isah Gambo said “What they do is to engage the services of ‘okada’, motorcycle riders to buy the fuel for them in their motorcycle tanks from filling stations and then take it back to Malali quarters for them where they siphon the fuel from the motorcycle tanks and then arrange them into bags like these to avoid the eagle eyes of the security agencies while taking it to the forest to sell to bandits,”
Heaven will fall if another northerner succeeds Buhari in 2023 presidential election – Joe Igbokwe replies Northern elders
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe, has reacted to the remark by the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
Igbokwe warned that heaven would fall if another Northerner is elected after Buhari.
Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF spokesperson had said the North was not ready to relinquish power in 2023.
Baba-Ahmed had said anyone against a Northern president should leave Nigeria if one emerges in 2023.
The NEF spokesman had disclosed this at the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series in Zaria, Kaduna.
Moreover, Igbokwe, on his Facebook page wrote: “Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected president – Hakeem Baba-Ahmad.
“Me- Hear me well, heaven will falloooo.”
Most Nigerians have talked against the North producing the country’s next president.
Against this backdrop, the Southeast has been clamouring to produce Nigeria’s next president.
The Southern governors had currently insisted that their region should provide Nigeria’s next president.
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