#iPGN: 10 Things You Need To Know This Sunday

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning.

  1. The Nigerian U-23 Team, otherwise known as Dream Team V1 Saturday night defeated Denmark 2 – 0 at the ongoing Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. Goals from Mikel Obi and Sadiq Umar made sure the Nigerian team qualified for the semi-final stage of the competition.

  2. Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has fired 16 out of the 17 local government education secretaries in the state. The affected workers were accused of conniving with ex-council chairmen in the State to perpetrate fraud. Also relieved of his duty is the general manager of the State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency for poor performance.

  3. President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to create opportunities for youths to achieve their dreams and ambitions. Buhari in his International Youth Day message to Nigerians recalled that he rode to power on the wings of the youths and would ensure they benefit immensely under his administration.

  4. Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Church, popularly called MFM, has denied that eight Nigerians arrested by Cambodian authorities for alleged drug trafficking attend the church. The accused are: Nnamezie Victor, 30; Francis Nnamdi, 30; Sunday Nwabuisi, 31; Tony Mmaduka Chukwuonye, 34; Okorom Kizito, 35; Favour Nnabuife Okorom, 36; Maduka Simon Ukandu, 37; and Izuchukwu Chukwuma, 40.

  5. The Executive Director, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, Adetokunbo Mumuni, has demanded for the immediate resignation of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in order to save the image of the National Assembly over the alleged padding of the 2016 budget. Mumuni said the best thing to do is to resign from his position to pave the way for thorough and unhindered investigations.

  6. A chairmanship hopeful and former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, as called on the Lagos State governorship candidate of the PDP in the 2015 election, Jimi Agbaje, to step down for him. George said he was disappointed that Agbaje is trying to drag the seat with him after he supported is governorship ambition in 2015.

  7. The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Mr. Jackson Adebayo who was last Friday attacked by gunmen has described the attack as political. Adebayo said he was accosted by three armed men on a motorbike at Federal Housing Estate in Ekiti at about 9 pm while he was on his way to attend a church vigil.

  8. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on governments at all levels to give equal rights to Muslims as part of the efforts to promote unity in the country. The Sultan spoke during the General Assembly meeting of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs held in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Saturday.

  9. Governors, leaders and other members of the Peoples Democratic Party have resolved to shun the factional National Chairman of the party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, as they have agreed to go ahead with the party’s national convention slated for August 17 in Port Harcourt. This followed their inability and that of the Board of Trustees to pacify Sheriff to support the holding of the convention as scheduled.

  10. The death has been announced of Ayodele Adu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on economic matters, deployed to the Vice-President office. Adu died in an Indian hospital on Friday after battling undisclosed ailment.


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