Portugal wins Euro 2016, Edo APC officials fight dirty, JAMB clarifies criteria for varsity admission, Bin Laden’s son threatens to avenge father’s death 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.

Edo Lawmakers fight dirty

Ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, there are indications that all is not well with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, as officials engage in verbal warfare.
Specifically, the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Godwin Erhahon, reflecting the deep division in the party before the governorship primaries last month, is accusing the State Chairman of the party, Barrister Aselm Ojezua, of plotting with powers that be to rubbish the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun.
He said the action of Mr. Ojezua and others is seriously threatening the chances of the party in the forthcoming September 10 governorship election in the state.
Addressing journalists in Benin at the weekend, Erhahon exposed intrigues that played out before the party primaries and factors working against reconciliation after the primaries. This is even as he accused Ojezua as one of those making reconciliation impossible in the APC.

JAMB clarifies criteria for varsity admission 

 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the point system copied from its website as criteria for admission into tertiary institutions in the country and currently circulating was a mere illustration.
This is contained in a statement by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Sunday in Lagos.
It said that on the contrary, the Federal Government had approved the re-enforcement of admission guideline as recognised by law.
According to the statement, the admission of candidates into tertiary institutions will be based purely on three pillars namely, merit, catchment and educationally less developed states.
It said that the point system that was wrongfully copied from the board’s website and currently being circulated by some media was used for illustration by the Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde.

Oyo reopens schools, excludes 17 over demonstration
The Oyo State Government says public schools will reopen on Monday.
It, however, excluded 17 schools which allegedly participated in a demonstration on June 6.
Mr Toye Arulogun, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, said this on Sunday in Ibadan in a statement.
The statement said the decision to reopen the schools was in response to appeals by the Parents Teachers Association , community as well as religious leaders and traditional rulers.
The 17 affected schools are Baptist Secondary School, Senior Junior School, Oke Ado, Ansarudeen Secondary School, Liberty Road, Ansarudeen High School, Liberty Road, Ibadan Grammar School and Senior and Junior School, Molete.
Also included are Olubi Memorial Grammar School, Molete, St. Luke Grammar School, Senior and Junior School, Molete, St. Luke College, Molete and Yejide Girls Grammar School, Molete as well as Methodist Grammar School, Senior and Junior, Bodija.
Others are Methodist Secondary School, Bodija, Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Bashorun, Idi-Ape, Ikolaba Grammar School, Agodi, Ikolaba Secondary School, Agodi, Ikolaba High School, Agodi, Lagelu Grammar School, Agugu, Okebadan High School, Oluyoro, and Ibadan Boys High School, Okebola.

 Police grill six suspects over murder of Redeemed preacher

Redeemed preacher
Mrs. Eunice Elisha

Detectives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command are currently grilling six suspects in connection with the murder of a mother of seven and Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor, Mrs. Eunice Olawale.
Olawale was killed around 5:30am on Saturday in Kubwa, a satellite town in the FCT, while preaching.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Alkali Usman, in a statement on Sunday, said he had  ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to lead a discreet investigation into Eunice’s murder.
Usman in the statement signed by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Manzah Anjuguri, condoled with the family of the deceased over the tragic incident and assured them and other residents of the area of the commitment and determination of the Command to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime and bring them to justice.
It said, “Six  suspects arrested in connection with the gruesome murder are in police custody and currently undergoing interrogation; The outcome of the investigation will be made public.”
The police said that contrary to reports that the deceased’s head and leg were chopped off, apart from marks of injury inflicted on some parts of her body, all parts of the deceased body were intact.
“The police have  taken custody of her remains for preservation and examination,” the statement noted.

MEND gives FG 2-week ultimatum to start negotiation 

The Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has given the Federal Government two weeks ultimatum to commence negotiations with its Aaron Team on the Niger Del­ta problem or force the militant group to adopt another strategy to make it to listen.
This is coming on the heels of al­legations by elders and leaders from Bayelsa State that some aides of Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari are frustrat­ing the negotiation with members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
MEND spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, in a statement which he tagged ‘Right of Reply’ to a recent article ‘President Buhari sharpens Focus on Niger Delta’ by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, surprisingly named Govern­ment Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo as part of the new 10-man Aaron team led by former Minister, Odein Aju­mogbobia.
Gbomo stated that the Buhari gov­ernment should not be deceived by the intervention of the Niger Delta Dia­logue and Contact Group (NDDCG) led by King Alfred Diete-Spiff, noting that members of the group were silent for six years when former President Goodluck Jonathan held sway in Aso Rock and did nothing to draw the at­tention of the Presidency then to the lingering Niger Delta problem. Ac­cording to MEND, while it is not opposed to the Federal Government negotiating with the NDA, the Buhari government should not be deluded that the negotiation with the NDA would automatically resolve the Niger Delta problem.
MEND which recalled that it backed Buhari in the 2015 Presidential election because Jonathan though from the Niger Delta was not interested in dialogue to resolve the problems of the region, stated that it would not sanction any negotiation with the National Security Adviser be­cause the office lacks executive powers.
Nigerian Man Killed in Racist Attack in Italy Has Been Buried, Hundreds Turn out to Pay Tribute
Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi, the Nigerian man who was killed by an Italian man in a racist attack on Tuesday, has finally been buried.
According to The GuardianNG, Emmanuel was buried today in the Cathedral of Fermo in central Italy, with hundreds of people turning out to pay him tribute. Emmanuel’s wife Chinyere, dressed in all white, sat near his rose-topped coffin as many people dropped heartfelt messages at his funeral. One of the messages read: “He came to live in peace, he found death.”
Emmanuel Nnamdi tragically died in a local hospital in Italy after he was severely beaten up by a farmer identified as Amedeo Mancini during a fight which ensued after Mancini called Emmanuel’s’s wife an “African monkey.” Emmanuel and Chinyere Nnamdi fled Nigeria last year after an attack on a church by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in which their two-year-old son and other members of their family were killed. Since their arrival, the couple had been housed in a shelter run by Catholic organization, Caritas, before Emmanuel’s tragic demise.
The suspect, Amedeo Mancini has since been arrested by the police.  He will be prosecuted for xenophobic killing.

Portugal wins Euro 2016, beats France 1-0

Jubilant Portuguese players celebrate after scoring the only goal of the match
With grit, determination and a remarkable spirit despite the loss of the team’s biggest star, Portugal upset France in the final of the European Championships here on Sunday to claim its first major soccer tournament trophy. The 1-0 victory at the Stade de France, on the strength of an extra-time goal by the substitute Éder, denied the French a dream finish to this monthlong event in a game many will believe they should have won with relative ease.

Bin Laden’s son threatens to avenge father’s death

Hamza bin Laden, son of late al quaeda leader, Osama bin Laden
The son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the U.S. for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online.Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the U.S. and its allies in the 21-minute speech entitled “We Are All Osama,” according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
“We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression,” Hamza said.
“As for the revenge by the Islamic nation for Sheikh Osama, may Allah have mercy on him, it is not revenge for Osama the person but it is revenge for those who defended Islam.”
Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011 in a major blow to the militant group which carried out the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

 Andy Murray wins his 2nd Wimbledon title

Andy Murray celebrates after getting his Wimbledon final efforts off to the perfect start by taking the first two sets against Milos Raonic
Andy Murray wins his 2nd Wimbledon title, beating Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2)Murray won after beating Raonic in three straight sets.
The Scot broke into tears after clinching the final point as the emotion overcame him and the crowd erupted with joy all around him.
He won the match 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 and was rarely troubled as he put in a dominant display, matching Raonic’s big service game with plenty of aces of his own.
It comes as Murray’s personal wealth is set to double to £120million with marketing experts predicting he will net another £60million in the next three years after ditching his ‘wild outbursts’ for a family man image.
The 29-year-old revealed that during this Wimbledon fortnight, his first as a parent, the tennis has been a ‘distraction’ and he just wants to get home to wife Kim and five-month-old daughter Sophia.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge were in the Royal Box cheering on Murray alongside a host of celebrities including Benedict Cumberbatch, Lily James, Hugh Grant and Bradley Cooper.
Murray is worth around £58million currently through endorsements and commercial deals, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
Sponsorship veterans said world No 2 Murray’s beefed-up appeal comes from calming down his rants and sulks now he has married Kim, 28, and become father to Sophia, born in February.
Experts said Murray’s fortune would rocket even if he loses due to having a wider appeal, as with Beckham, whose family wealth has rocketed to £240m since he retired from football due to his combined family appeal from wife Victoria and children.
Beckham’s agent Simon Fuller also masterminds Murray’s sponsorship partnerships, which already include a £15m deal with Sportswear firm Under Armour, as well as deals with Head, Jaguar and Standard Life.


  1. Congrats Portugal... I felt for Ronaldo when he finally the field, good thing they won.

  2. You have plenty world news in today's post. Nice one kemi. I remember when jamb jammed me twice, may the soul of that woman rest in peace and may God console the seven kids he left behind. Congrats to Portugal.

  3. Thanks a bunch for sharing @Kemisola Filani


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