Saturday, July 25, 2015

Top Newspaper Review For Sunday July 26

1. Nigeria tops exam malpractice list in West Africa - WAEC

Nigeria has the highest number of examination irregularities among the five member countries of the West African Examinations Council, the Head, National Office of the Council, Charles Eguridu, has said. Speaking at a Road Show on Examination Malpractices Sensitization held in Abuja, the Head, National Office of the Council, Charles Eguridu, added that WAEC has not introduced stricter measures and the use of advanced technology in its bid to curb malpractice in the country.

2. Bomb victims accuses government of neglect

Boko Haram bomb victims have in a statement accused the federal government of neglecting them despite assurances that they would be catered for and given free medical attention. The victims who came together under the aegis of the Bomb Victims’ Association of Nigeria (BVAN), said some of their members who initially survived the attacks by Boko Haram, had died due to prolong neglect by the government and their inability to pay their medical bills in hospitals at home and abroad.

3. Nigeria celebrate one year of polio eradication

Nigeria marked one year since its last case of polio, raising hopes it will soon be taken off the list of endemic countries as the first step to being declared free of the disease. The last case was in the Sumaila district of Kano state, in the country’s north — one of only six in 2014 and well down on the 338 recorded in 2009, according to World Health Organization data.

4. Tompolo Gives an Insight on Meeting

Head of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, explained that he summoned Saturday’s meeting the of the militant group in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, because of the overpowering pressure mounted on him and other MEND leaders by ex-agitators and other beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme.

5. Nigerian Army will adopt offensive disposition to eradicate insurgents - Burutai

The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday said that the Nigerian Military would adopt offensive disposition to eradicate the menace of insurgents in the country. The Army Chief made the remarks at the combined graduation of 105 personnel under the Basic Air bone Course 37 and Basic Rigger Course 23 at Jaji, Kaduna State.

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6. We are working hard to resolve crises in APC - Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Friday said the crisis plaguing the party was being resolved. Odigie-Oyegun stated this in an interview in Abuja. According to him, the issues are being resolved and things would work out soon for the party in particular and for the nation in general.

7. Explosion kills 8 in Jos, 101 hospitalized - Gov't

Plateau state government has announced the death of eight persons resulting from an explosion of Chlorine Cylinder in Jos, the state capital.

Government also said over 100 affected persons were rushed to hospital after inhaling the poisonous Chlorine gas from the explosion.

8. Reps' Leadership Crisis: Dogara to compensate Gbajabiamila and Others

The two factions in the House of Representatives leadership crisis, yesterday, announced that they have resolved their differences.

The factions also assured President Muhammadu Buhari of the support of the All Progressives Congress, APC, members in the lower chamber.
Addressing journalists on the resolution of the leadership tussle, which had threatened the unity of the House and truncated legislative business, the spokesman for the Consolidation Group, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, said the two factions decided to embrace peace in the interest of the country.

9. Tinubu behind EFCC invitation of Saraki's Wife - Senator Waku

Senator Joseph Waku, Saturday, fingered former Lagos State governor and national leader of his party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of being behind invitation of Mrs Toyin Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC.
Waku, a frontline leader of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, a northern socio-political organisation, said Senator Ahmed Tinubu was the mastermind of what he called “a baseless petition” over which the wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki has been invited by the EFCC

10. Obama calls for gay rights in Africa

US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for gay rights in Africa, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States.
In a joint press conference after talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama also pushed a tough message on Kenyan corruption, the civil war in South Sudan, controversial elections in Burundi and the fight against Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants.


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