Breaking News Headlines For Today As At July 1, 2020
1. FG inaugurates committees for recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians
The Federal Government has inaugurated the States’ Selection Committees on Extended Special Public Works for the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians to be engaged under the programme.
This was contained in a statement issued by the government on Tuesday, stating that the virtual inauguration of the committees was conducted by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment , Festus Keyamo , in Abuja.
Festus Keyamo has earlier explained that the 774,000 recruited Nigerians would receive a total of N60, 000 each (N20,000 per month).
2. Senators, Keyamo in fierce argument over NDE recruitment
FEDERAL lawmakers on Tuesday walked out the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo , following his refusal to apologise after the legislators accused him of raising his voice against them.
The lawmakers therefore accused Keyamo of hijacking the programme from the National Directorate of Employment( NDE) and alleging acute lopsidedness in the entire programme.
However , the drama intensified when the lawmakers asked the journalists to excuse them in order to speak in closed session with the minister.
Keyamo rejected the idea and insisted that having been openly accused and disgraced, the cameras should remain in the room.
3. FG may force DSTV to charge per view
The Federal Government has disclosed plans to force the Digital Satellite Television ,owned by MultiChoice , a South Africa – based cable service provider , to provide pay- per- view options to Nigerian subscribers.
The government also said it has amended Nigeria’s broadcasting code to prevent DSTV from monopolising its channels and contents.
This is just as the House of Representatives ordered the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission to ask DSTV to reverse its subscription rates introduced on June 1 , 2020.
4. Senate: Ambode, Dabiri, others tipped for Osinowo’s seat
A silent politicking has commenced in Lagos ahead of the Senatorial by-election for the East Senatorial district, Daily Trust can report.
The position became vacant following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo, who passed away on June 15 at the age of 64.
About 10 aspirants have emerged in both political parties although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to make a declaration on the date for the conduct of the election.
They included Dr. Tola Kasali, the immediate past governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, Senator Oshinowo’s predecessor, Gbenga Ashafa, Rep. Jimi Benson who is currently in the House of Representatives and Hon Abike Dabiri, a former ranking member of the Federal House of Representatives.
5. Police nab human parts dealer in Rivers, uncover four corpses
THE Rivers State Police Command on Tuesday arrested a human parts dealer, identified as Anthony Ndubuisi , who allegedly kidnapped, killed and dumped the remains of his four victims in his septic tank.
The Anti- Kidnapping Unit of the State Police Command arrested the 52- year-old indigene of Ngor Okpala in Imo State , who was residing in Umuebule 1, following intelligence.
Ndubuisi , it was learnt , usually lured his victims to his house , killed them, before requesting for ransom from their relatives .
The suspects, who claimed that he became a kidnapper as a result of poverty, added that he had so far made N 800, 000 from his victims.