Thursday, 21 January 2016

Here are 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning

Here are 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning:



1.Report says a Boko Haram kingpin, Jarasu Shira, was on Wednesday morning arrested in Damboa, Borno State. Shira was said to have been arrested at a motor park at about 8.30am, along with 10 other suspected members of the group, who escorted him to Damboa to connect a vehicle to Biu enroute Lagos State.

2. The Nigeria Prisons Service has explained that it put handcuffs on the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh while he appeared for his trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday because it was a standard procedure and that the the officer in charge of the escort that took Metuh to court was at liberty to determine if the inmate should be handcuffed or not.


3. The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has denied that he called for the hanging of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, stressing that the death or continued existence of the pro-Biafra leader will mean nothing to his him.

4. President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to withdraw the 2016 budget. This is coming from Sen. Eyinnaya Abaribe (PDP Abia South). He advised the President to go back to the drawing board, saying the proposal was faulty on many grounds and could not be implemented in its current form.

5. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed to either disclosed the names of the 15 former governors and other Nigerians he claimed stole N1.34trn between 2006 and 2013, otherwise he should keep his mouth shut permanently. This was contained in a statement issued by Lere Olayinka, Social Media Adviser to the Governor.

6. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has threatened to scrap the Nigerian Maritime University project inaugurated by the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan, saying it is “a waste of resources.”
The Minister also threatened to scrap the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.


7. Report says the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has directed all officers of the Nigerian Army who have not declared their assets to do so immediately. He gave the directive, Wednesday, during a conference with Principal Staff Officers and Directors serving at the Army Headquarters.

8. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos, to remove James Faleke as the lawmaker representing Ikeja Federal Constituency of Lagos State in the House of Representatives. The suit marked FHC/L/08/1680/15 was filed by a PDP member, Olakunle Okunola, with the PDP listed as the second plaintiff.

9. Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, ordered the Federal Government to produce former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), before him on February 16. Justice Adeniyi gave the order after he was notified that the ex-NSA, whose trial was originally scheduled to commence yesterday, was not brought to court by the prosecution.

10. The Rivers State Police Command has arraigned 10 pro-Biafra protesters before a Magistrate court in Port Harcourt.
The Command said the pro-Briafran suspects were among those arrested while allegedly planning to cause confusion in the state. - DAILY POST

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