National briefs: 5 things that happened on the national scene this week


Tomiwo Akinyemi brings to you five (5) news stories that made the headlines this week on the national scene.

President Buhari commissions facility in Lafia
President Buhari commissioning a project in Lafia.

The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari commissioned special school for people living with disability in Lafia, the Nassarawa state capital on Tuesday, 6th February 2018.

This move is geared towards making education accessible to all and sundry no matter their condition.

President Muhamadu Buhari at the event said that: “This is an inclusive policy where no child man or woman will be left behind. This is a well thought out initiative to give hope to a key segment of the society that has been ignored and neglected.”

Saying "God forbid" won't stop killings, Rep warns colleagues

In the wake of the mindless killings by Fulani herdsmen, a member of the House of Representatives Kingsley Chinda decries the mindless killings.

He strongly condemns the actions of the herdsmen in Benue state.

He said: “The people of Benue are crying today, tomorrow another state will cry… It is not for God to forbid, it is for us to forestall it. If we fail to take proper steps, it will continue to happen.”

Olisa Metuh wheeled to court on a stretcher

Olisa Metuh, the erstwhile Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Publicity Secretary was wheeled to court on a stretcher on Monday 5th, February,2018 as he is currently standing trial for alleged money laundering.

He was wheeled to court following the threat by Justice Okon Abang to have his bail revoked if he is absent.

NNPC To distribute two cargoes of petrol daily in February

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has earmarked two cargoes of petrol per day for the rest of February to boost supply.

NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, disclosed this in a statement issued by him on Thursday in Abuja.

He said the decision was to bring a halt/standstill to incessant queues that have resurfaced in some cities.

According to Ughamadu, each of the two cargoes is 50 million litres, making a total of 100 million litres that will be brought in per day for the rest of the month to increase supply and replenish strategic reserves.

Nigeria unveil 2018 World Cup kits

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has unveiled a new kit for the 2018 World Cup slated for Russia.

The kit which was launched On Wednesday (Feb. 7), at an event in London and designed by sportswear giant Nike, returning as Nigeria’s kit sponsor for the first time in 16 years since the 2002 World Cup co-hosted by Japan and South Korea; as well as a collection of training and fan gear.

What makes the kit really special is the fact that the inspiration was drawn from the Stephen Keshi captained 1994 nations cup winning side.

Rashidi Yekini at the 1994 World Cup.

British newspaper Daily Mirror’s soccer website has already ranked the jersey the best of the 20 known jerseys launched so far.

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