10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning


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

1. Ahead of today’s inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, mobilised support for Senator Godswill Akpabio, who is contesting the Senate presidency. The President, as part of efforts to rally support for Akpabio and other anointed aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, met the Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Hope Uzodinma.

2. Four policemen attached to the Ogudu Police Division in Lagos State have extorted an undergraduate of Cyprus University, Emmanuel Nnawuihe, of N153, 000 in the Ojota area of the state. It was gathered that Nnawuihe was driving to a destination in the state when the policemen, who were on operational duty, flagged him down for a search around the under-bridge area of Ojota.

3. A man, identified simply as Taye, has died of electrocution after he rammed into an unfenced transformer in Idi-Oro, in the Mushin area of Lagos State. Report says Taye was under the influence of a brand of illicit drug popularly known as Colorado when he rammed into the transformer and got electrocuted.

4. In fulfilment of a promise he made during his campaign, President Bola Tinubu has signed into law the Student Loan Bill. During his campaign, Tinubu had promised to give student loans as part of efforts to develop the education sector and build the youth capacity.

5. Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who departed Imo State to attend today’s inauguration of the 10th National Assembly have died in a road accident. According to Cajetan Duke, spokesman of the APC in Imo, the vehicle in which they were travelling had a head-on collision with another bus at Agbor in Delta State.

6. The Northern Elders Forum, on Monday, issued a caution to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, urging him to respect the principle of separation of powers and allow the 10th National Assembly members to elect their leaders.

7. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday promised to repay the trust and mandate of Nigerians with dividends of democracy. He said the removal of fuel subsidy was to free up the massive resources of the nation in the pocket of a few rich, admitting it posed temporary pains on the masses.

8. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in collaboration with tertiary institutions, will, on June 24, fix the cut-off marks for admissions into tertiary institutions. The cut-off marks would be adopted at the 2023 policy meeting on admission into tertiary institutions.

9. Concerned parents of Chibok schoolgirls have appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to help facilitate the release of 92 abducted girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity. The parents made the appeal in a letter they jointly issued on Monday through Yana Galang (mother to Rifkatu Galang still in captivity) and Zanna Lawan (father to Aisha Lawan still in captivity).

10. The Imo State government has alerted Nigerians to what it called a sinister plan by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to use the excuse of insecurity in the state to organise a “planned phantom protest in Abuja, scheduled for this week”.

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