10 things you need to know this Sunday morning


Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. There are indications that the Department of State Services is likely to approach the court on Tuesday to obtain an order to keep the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, in its custody for as long as his interrogation will last.

2. A widow, identified simply as Mary, and her son, Prince, has been electrocuted by a dangling high-tension cable at the Eruemukohwarien community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. The cable was said to have fallen on the rooftop of a market stall on Friday when tragedy struck.

3. Ahead of the June 13 inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, the Peoples Democratic Party has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of plotting to intimidate and arrest lawmakers-elect seen as championing the independence of the legislature to influence the choice of the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

4. The Reps-elect, representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency, Philip Agbese has described the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele as a corrupt economic rascal who had no business in governance. Agbese, in a statement, Friday night, said by suspending Emefiele, the president has again displayed readiness for the job.

5. The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Saturday struck out an application filed by the Labour Party (LP) and its candidate, Peter Obi, which sought answers from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over its claim that ‘technological glitches’ prevented electronic transmission of results of the February 25, presidential election.

6. Laolu Akande, former spokesperson for the immediate past Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has described the damage allegedly perpetrated at the apex bank by the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, as colossal. Akande claims the suspension and investigation of Emefiele were long overdue and should be supported by any Nigerian who values integrity.

7. The Police have dared ex-Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to prove that his cars were stolen. After the raid on his residences in Gusau and Maradun, Matawalle had claimed he was robbed.

8. Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has said Nigerians may be catered for by native doctors if the brain drain among medical doctors persists. While speaking at the induction ceremony of medical students of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State, Mimiko said the government needs to urgently find lasting solutions to the mass exodus of medical personnel.

9. Manchester City has won the 2022/2023 Champion Leagues with a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan. Rodri scored the decisive goal in the second half after a fine combination of play between Bernardo Silva and John Stones.

10. Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Saturday, watched a video recording by Channels Television showing the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, assuring Nigerians that there would be “no going back” on using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines to accredit voters and transmit scanned polling unit results in real-time.

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