The past 24 hours has recorded interesting events in health, sports, economy, entertainment and education. Below are top national news.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed says there is no going back on the water resources bill. The bill seeking to regulate water resources has generated criticism, with many, including Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, kicking against it. Those who have expressed displeasure over the bill accused the federal government of making move to control the entire water resources of the country.
With less than one week to the #RevolutionNow protest against insecurity, extrajudicial killings, abuse of human rights, bad governance and other induced social and economic hardship on October 1, more lawyers have supported the movement and indicated interest in defending citizens arrested during the event.
The All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for not succumbing to the whims and caprices of disgruntled forces within the rank of the All Progressive Congress, APC to subvert the will of the people in the just concluded Edo State Governorship Election. The APGA Deputy National Chairman, Southern Nigeria, Engr. Uchenna Okogbuo gave the commendation in a statement made available to newsmen.
A former Nigerian Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi, has been accused of stripping his hotels staff naked over alleged N5,000 theft. The politician reportedly arrested the four workers named, Gloria Oguzie, Victor Ephraim, Rosslyn Okiemute and Achibong Precious, who worked in his Signatious Hotel, Warri, Delta State, after subjecting them to dehumanizing treatment.
A lady, Avara Kim Morgante, has taken to Facebook to write an open letter to actress and former big brother Naija housemate, Erica Nlewedim. In the letter, Avara revealed she named her new born twin babies Erica and Kiddwaya because of the love she has for Erica.7
Edo State Governor and winner of the September 19, 2020, governorship election in the state, Godwin Obaseki, has called on the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole; and the APC candidate in the Saturday election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to put their differences aside and work for the betterment of the state.
The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed reports that he’s on the watch list of the United States, US. Atiku described the report as a recycled and regurgitated lie aimed at diverting attention from the US recent Visa ban threat. The former Vice President insisted that he has never been charged to court by the US Justice Department.
A traditional ruler in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, Bulus Chuwang Jang, has been killed by gunmen. The Chairman of Berom Youth Moulders in the neighbouring Heipang district in the LGA, Rwang Tengwong, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Jos on Tuesday.
The United Nations Children’s Fund on Monday said about 57 per cent of Nigerian children under the age of five years don’t have birth certificates. The child protection specialist in charge of UNICEF Zone A Field office, Enugu, Victor Atuchukwu, stated this in Awka during the training of 75 health workers from selected health facilities in the 21 local government areas of Anambra State.