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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning according
1. President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) and candidate of the Christian Council of Nigeria, CCN, Rev. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle, is the new president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) after defeated elder Joseph Otubu of the Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim Movement (MCCSW) with 57 votes to 28 in an election that held on Tuesday.
2. The Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Company, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, has disassociated himself from the negotiation team of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND. He said that he was not a member of MEND and as such can not be part of its team to dialogue with the Federal Government.
3. Troops of the 114 Task Force Battalion of 28 Task Force Brigade, had on Tuesday during an operation on the road linking Izge and Bitta stormed into 43 persons that escaped from one of the Boko Haram terrorists hideouts in Madube. The Army in statement said the escapees include 10 men, 14 women and 19 children.
4. ‎The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday commenced the process of amending the 1999 constitution as it considered thirteen bills to amend certain provisions of the constitution. Details of the amendments have not been made public yet.
5. The Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki , has filed a fresh application, asking that the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, be stopped from further presiding over his ongoing trial. Report says Saraki filed the fresh application accusing Umar of bias based on the comment made by the tribunal chairman at the last proceedings on June 7, 2016, where he warned the defence team against delay tactics.

6. Following the disagreement between Christians and Muslims in Osun State over the wearing of hijab to school, report has claimed that Christian pupils now wear gowns to school like their Muslim counterparts. A report says that some students of the Baptist High School, Iwo, appeared in their school in church apparel on Tuesday. The report further says members of CAN in the town were at the school to ensure none of the children was turned back for dressing the way they liked.
7. The Lagos State governor, Akunwunmi Ambode is soliciting for public donation in order to fight the scourge of cancer in the state. He added that the disease had become a scourge which required concerted efforts from both the government and philanthropists to curb.
The Governor was speaking at an event tagged “#GivingTuesdayLagos,” organised by a Non-Governmental Organisation, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, to raise funds for the establishment of three mobile cancer centres across the three senatorial districts in the state.
8. Popular producer, Babatunde Jezreel Okungbowa a.k.a. OJB Jezreel, is dead. Jezreel who has been suffering from heart related disease passed on Tuesday morning at a hospital in Lagos state.
9. The management Da’ar Communication, owners of African Independent Television and RayPower Fm on Tuesday announced the sack of all the workers of its television station in Benin City, Edo State with immediate effect.
The decision was conveyed in a letter dated 2-6-16 and signed by the Senior Manager in charge of Human Resources, Victor Okasoga.
10. The Department of State Services, DSS, said yesterday that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is in its custody for his own safety. Addressing newsmen at the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, counsel to the DSS, Tijjani Gazali stated that El-Zakzaky was in custody of the DSS at his own will and for his own benefit.