Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:
1. The man who named his dog Buhari, Joachim Iroko, was on Monday remanded in prison custody after he was arraigned at the Ota Magistrate Court 2, Ogun State. After pleading not guilty to the charges brought against him, he was granted bail in the sum of 50,000 with 2 sureties in like sum, but was unable to meet his bail condition before he was remanded in prison custody.
2. Following the death of 14 prison inmates in Abakaliki federal prisons, the Ebonyi State chapter of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, yesterday, accused officials the prisons of extra-judicial killings in the last week’s attempted jail-break which occurred at the prisons. the state chairman of the group, Comrade Emeka Anosike also accused the prison officials of deliberately misinforming Nigerians on what actually transpired.
3. Report has it that Boko Haram insurgents Sunday sacked Shawa village in Askira Local Government Area of Borno State. The report says the entire village was destroyed by the insurgents who came on bicycles in the wee hours of Sunday.
4. Even though they were barred by the DSS, Police and other security agencies from having access to the Presidential Villa on Monday, the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, movement has told President Muhammadu Buhari that there is no reason at the moment on why the Chibok girls have not been released yet. The protest led by Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu charged the president to take proactive step towards the rescue of the abducted girls.
5. Three persons, including one Pastor Luka Ubangari of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Unguwan Anjo, near Godogodo in the Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State were reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
Report says the cleric was said to have been ambushed, shot and killed while on his motorcycle after an evangelical visit to Golkofa, also in the area.
6. Report says many were feared killed on Monday after a two-storey building under construction collapsed at the Kano University of Technology. The building was being developed under the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) intervention. Some of the labourers at the site were equally trapped as rescue workers were mobilized for operations. Death toll remains unknown at the moment.
7. A Former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, on Monday won the primaries to become the Peoples Democratic Party’s flag bearer in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN, scored 760 votes to beat Saka Lawal, his only rival, who scored only 22 votes.
8. The Nigerian Military, on Tuesday, disclosed that an aerial operation on Boko Haram enclave in Sambisa Forest, has left some members of the insurgent group, including its factional leader, Abubakar Shekau fatally wounded. This is contained in a statement by Army’s acting spokesman, Col. Sani Usman. He said some commanders of the group were killed in an aerial operation by the Nigerian Air Force.
9. The United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, will be meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari as part of his official visit to Nigeria. The meeting is scheduled to hold inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. One of the issues to be discussed is the fight against Boko Haram.
10. Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State yesterday ordered that the 15-year-old girl, Uzoamaka Chukwu, who was stripped and tortured on July 13 by some people in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the State be returned so the state can take full responsibility of her rehabilitation.