Thursday

France beat Germany 2-0 to reach Euro 2016 final, photos from the Mass protest in Ekiti against Gov Fayose and other major headlines you missed today!


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Just before you go to bed, here are the major political and crime stories you missed today.
 
France beat Germany 2-0 to reach Euro 2016 fina
Two goals from Antoine Griezmann propelled host nation France into the final of Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over world champions Germany on Thursday.
France will now play Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal at the Stade de France in Paris on Sunday.
Griezmann scored a hotly contested penalty in first-half injury time after Bastian Schweinsteiger was adjudged to have handled and the Atletico Madrid striker increased France’s lead with a poked effort in the 72nd minute.

“Sokoto spends N850m monthly on teachers’ salary” 

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state says the state governments spends N850 million monthly on the payment of teachers’ salary.
Tambuwal made the disclosure in Sokoto on Thursday at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sokoto Education Development Trust Fund.
He said the government was also spending huge amount of money in purchasing assorted teaching and learning materials for its schools.
He explained that such expenditure on education was borne out of his administration’s priority to the sector, especially in its determination to revamp it.
”This is the reason the state government declared a state of emergency on the sector, and allocated the largest share of the 2016 budget to it,” he said.
Tambuwal commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, for providing credible leadership to the state and the country.
In his remarks, the Sultan lauded the fund for its relentless efforts at assisting youths in the state to acquire education.
“The fund has recorded tremendous achievements in all its activities in the last 14 years,” he said.
Abubakar solicited the support of the people to fund education sector, saying that funding education should not be left to the government alone.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the fund, former President Shehu Shagari, expressed his commitment to initiating programmes that would continue to promote education in the state.

  Mass protest in Ekiti against Gov Fayose

There was a mass protest in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Thursday against the administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose. The protesters sang anti-Fayose songs and asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to investigate the governor’s accounts.
Mass protest in Ado Ekiti against Governor Ayodele Fayose
Mass protest in Ado Ekiti against Governor Ayodele Fayose
Mass protest in Ado Ekiti
Mass protest in Ado Ekiti
Mass protest in Ado Ekiti against Gov Fayose
Mass protest in Ado Ekiti against Gov Fayose
Protesters at Ado Ekiti calling on the EFCC to probe Governor Fayose's accounts
Protesters at Ado Ekiti calling on the EFCC to probe Governor Fayose’s accounts


NCPC to reduce pilgrimage fare to Israel

Rev. Tor Uja, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), said the commission planned to reduce the fare for pilgrimage to Israel, citing the low economic situation in the country as the reason.
Uja made this known at the Conference of Pilgrimage Leaders and Managers of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja.
The focus of the conference was “Pilgrimage, the Church and Nigeria”.
He said that the commission was trying to ensure that the cost of pilgrimage was reduced to enable Christians who would like to embark on the exercise to do without much difficulty.
“One of the reasons why we have to reduce the cost of pilgrimage is because our economy is not smiling at all.
“We do not want a burden either on individuals or the government; we want it to be cheaper for anybody who wants to embark on pilgrimage to do so without struggle.
“We will announce it to the public; we believe that it can be made cheaper.
“We have a committee that is working on that and we intend that any unnecessary weight that can be cut down should be cut down,” he said.
Uja said that the commission had invited air carriers and ground handlers to meet and decide how the fare and other reductions could be made.

Ebonyi set to launch one-man-one hectare agric programme 

The Ebonyi government says it will launch an agricultural programme tagged, ‘one-man-one hectare’ in August to enable its citizens participate actively in its agricultural revolution.
Gov. David Umahi made the declaration on Thursday in Abakaliki during at agricultural summit organised for civil and public servants in the state.
According to him, emphasis would be placed on rice production as civil and public servants would join other strata of the society in cultivating at least one hectare of rice farm yearly.
“The state is fast losing its rating as the highest rice producing state in the country, but the government is determined to halt the slide.
“The government is planning to introduce six mega-rice cities in the state and any Local Government Area (LGA) that covers 5, 000 hectares of land for rice production would benefit from the interventions.
“We would inaugurate irrigation facilities, social amenities, rice husk power plants, rice mills, among others, in such areas with active collaboration of the World Bank and the Central Bank of Nigeria,” he said.
The governor urged civil servants to key into the agricultural revolution, adding that N1billion has been earmarked to support farmers in achieving massive crop production.

Oyo: Ajimobi places N5 million bounty on lawmaker’s killers 

The Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has placed a N5million bounty on the heads of the three gunmen responsible for the gruesome murder of a member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Gideon Aremu.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, on Thursday, in Ibadan, announced the reward for any member of the public with credible information that might lead to the arrest of the criminals.
Ajimobi appealed to members of the public in possession of any useful information to immediately contact the following telephone numbers: 0802 343 1079, 0803 653 6581, with assurances that such tips would be treated in the utmost confidence.
Aremu represented Oorelope constituency in the House of Assembly until he was murdered on July 1 by three gunmen that allegedly trailed him on motorcycle.
The governor said that he was still saddened by the ghastly incident that shattered the serenity the state had enjoyed in the past five years and would be prepared to reward anybody with clues that would assist the police to apprehend the culprits and their sponsors.

PENGASSAN, NUPENG to meet FG July 11 

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and NUPENG have postponed the meeting with Federal Government over their planned strike till July 11.
Following the development, the unions have put the planned strike on hold.
Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the South West Chairman, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.
According to Korodo, the meeting which is scheduled to take place today (Thursday) has been shifted due to public holiday declared by government to mark the Eid-El-Fitr.
The chairman, who is one of NUPENG’s representatives, said that both parties had agreed to meet on Monday, July 11 to deliberate on the issues affecting the unions.
“As a result of this, we have to put the strike which is supposed to commence today on hold to allow for useful deliberations with the government representatives.”
He said that the unions were aware of hardship the strike would cause the general public, adding that this was why the unions had agreed to meet with the Federal Government.
Korodo, however, said that the unions would have no choice than to embark on strike if government did not address labour issues affecting members.
NAN reports that PENGASSAN had threatened to embark on a nationwide strike beginning from July 7 over some issues, including the alleged mass sacking of its members by various oil and gas companies.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, was scheduled to meet with representatives of PENGASSAN on July 7, according to a statement issued on July 6, in Abuja.
The statement, signed by Mr Samuel Olowookere, the Deputy Director (Press) in the Ministry of Labour said that the “crucial meeting” was being convened to find a lasting solution to problems in the oil and gas sector.
It said that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu would also attend the meeting scheduled for 10 a.m in Abuja.


Avengers blast Chevron manifolds in Warri
 
Members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Wednesday night blasted another Chevron manifolds in Warri, Delta State with a promise to do more havoc to oil installation in the region.
The group, which made the attack known on its website late Wednesday, said it blew up RMP 22, 23 and 24 all in Warri and warned espertraites and Nigerian workers to vacate the area, else they may lose their lives.
In the statement signed by its spokesperson, Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, the group said: “Between the hours of 10:50pm to 11:10pm our (Niger Delta Avengers) strike team blew up Chevron Manifolds which are RMP 22, 23 and 24.”
The group, which wished its readers, a “Happy Eid Mubarak to our Muslim Brothers,” said it was closing all its social network accounts due to activities of scammers and impersonators attributing some sabotages to it.

Dogara to ring bell at NSE on Friday
 
Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara
Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara will on Friday ring the bell at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos.
A statement issued by the Speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, said that Dogara would ring the bell to close activities on the floor of the exchange by 2p.m.
The statement said the speaker was invited to NSE in recognition of his contribution and that of the House of Representatives in deepening the market through quality legislation.
Dogara said in June that the House might pass laws that would compel multinational oil and gas companies as well as telecommunication firms doing business in Nigeria to list on NSE.
He said that companies in the sectors must be listed on the capital market to deepen the market, make funds available for investors and create employment.
The speaker also called for severe sanctions against fraudulent stock market players as part of measures to strengthen the market and guarantee the safety of investors’ funds.
He promised that the assembly would contribute its quota to check the drift in the sector.

4 comments:

  1. I felt for Germany, they played well especially the first half, and of course, I didn't want the host country not to get to the final...lol all good

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