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1. President Buhari attends APC mega rally in Ekiti state
President Buhari led other stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Ekiti state for the grand finale of the party’s rally for Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The president used the opportunity to highlight some of federal government’s achievements in the state.
2. Senator Omo Agege to be suspended for 180 legislative days
The National Assembly joint ad hoc committee has recommended the immediate suspension of the senator representing Delta central, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, for another 180 legislative days over the theft of the Senate mace.
The recommendation was made yesterday by the committee investigating the invasion of the Senate. The decision was made at the conclusion of their investigation.
3. FG to close third mainland bridge for repairs
Adedamola Kuti, federal controller of works in Lagos, has disclosed that there are ongoing deliberations on the closure of third mainland bridge in Lagos for repairs.
He said the bridge may be shut by 12 midnight on Thursday and carry out tests and some repairs and open it to traffic by midnight on Sunday.
4. Police clash with Peace Corps during 20th anniversary celebration of the corps
Operatives of the Nigerian Police, reportedly clashed with members of the Peace Corps of Nigeria during the 20th anniversary celebration of the peace men.
No casualty was however reported and the Peace Corps have appealed to the police to unseal their Abuja headquarters which has been locked since February 2017.
5. Imo state assembly begins move to impeach deputy governor, Eze Madumere
Imo state deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere is currently on a hot seat as the state House of Assembly has commenced an impeachment process against him after 13 lawmakers signed a petition against him.
The motion to impeach him was moved by deputy speaker of the house, Rt. Hon. Ozurigbo.
6. Bill to establish state police passes through second reading in the Senate
The Nigerian Senate has passed for second reading, a Bill to repeal and re-enact the Police Act of 1943.
This is following last week’s resolution by the Senate to direct its constitutional review committee to put in place the machinery to amend the Constitution to allow for the creation of State Police and the mandate that the Police Reform Bill be passed.
7. Over 50 dead in fresh attacks on Taraba and Adamawa states
Over 50 people were reportedly killed in another bloody attack in several communities bordering Adamawa and Taraba states on Monday night.
Residents said some Fulani militia attacked several ethnic villages of Gojefa, Bujum Yashi, Bujum Waya, Sabonlayi and Bujum Kasuwa in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
8. Doyin Okupe wants Bukola Saraki to contest 2019 presidential election
The former presidential spokesperson to Dr, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan , Dr Doyin Okupe, has advised Senate President Bukola Saraki to leverage on his increasing popularity and contest the 2019 presidential election.
He said Saraki remains the most notable politician after Buhari.
9. Real Madrid confirm Ronaldo’s move to Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo has been granted permission to leave Santiago Bernabeu, and complete a mega money move to Italian giants, Juventus.
The Portuguese star has already penned a farewell letter to the Real Madrid fans and management ahead of his move to Juventus.
10. France secure World cup final spot
A 51st minute Samuel Umtiti goal was all France needed to record a semi-final win against Belgium in the Russia 2018 World Cup tournament.
France will now await the winner of the second semi-final match between Croatia and England to determine their opponent in the finals of the tournament.
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