Week In Review: 8 Major News Headlines

In the  week in review there were some major events that occurred. Below are some of the events.

  1. Coronation of Tor Tiv  The 5th: The Coronation of  the 5th Tor Tiv, the Nom Beagh U Tiv, Professor James Ayatse of the Tiv Nation was held at the JS Tarka stadium on Saturday March 4rd 2017.  A lot of dignitaries including the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom were in attendance. He takes over  the mantle of leadership of the Tiv people  after the passing away of the late  Tor Tiv, Alfred Akawe Torkula who died in 2015.
  2. Confirmation  In Of CJN:   Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen  was on March 1 confirmed as the Chief Justice of Nigeria by the Nigerian senate . He was born on the 22nd December 1950 and has been a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2005. He graduated from the University of Ghana at Legon, Ghana in 1977 and from the Nigerian Law School in Lagos in 1978. Before joining the Supreme Court, he was a judge in Cross River State and a justice of the Court of Appeal.
  3. Amina Mohammed Sworn in As Deputy Secretary-general UN: Nigeria’s former Minister for Environment, Amina Mohammed was on Tuesday February  28 officially  sworn in as deputy secretary-general of the United Nations on Tuesday.
    Mohammed said that she would focus primarily on helping the secretary-general to reposition sustainable development at the heart of the United Nations.
  4. Tinubu Denies Contesting As President: All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the week  vehemently denied reports that he was planning to run for the presidency of Nigeria.
    In a rebuttal by his media office, Tinubu said he will never stand in any contest against President Muhammadu Buhari or support anyone against him.
    The statement titled: “Response to Thisday false news report” added that the former Lagos State governor was neither planning a team nor holding consultations with the intention of planning any presidential campaign.
  5. Xenophobic Attack: Delta State Government and the state Police Command, on Thursday aborted moves by members of the National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, Zone B, to attack Shoprite and other companies with South African interest in the South-South and South-East regions.This came a day after the Militant groups in the Niger Delta had asked 18 South African companies and personnel to leave the region or risk attacks.
    The aborted attacks by the students body was in retaliation of the killings of Nigerians and other blacks in South Africa.
  6. Again Buhari Speaks: President Muhammadu Buhari and Moroccan king Mohammed VI, have agreed to work towards deepening relations between both countries.
    Both parties reached this agreement through a telephone conversation.
    A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the king initiated the call.
    Adesina stated that the Moroccan leader asked after the president’ s health and expressed satisfaction at his rate of improvement.
  7. How Notorious Robber, Henry Chibueze AKA Vampire Was Finally Arrested: Police Special Forces led by the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on Thursday killed notorious kidnap kingpin and armed robbery suspect, Henry Chibueze alias Vampire.
    Henry, the wanted criminal met his waterloo early this morning at about 1AM  during a gun battle with the IGP Intelligence Response Team in Omu Awa Forest,Ikwerre L.G.A. Rivers State.
    Five other members of his gang were arrested alive and cache of arms and ammunition were recovered.
    Recall that Vampire was rescued from prison warders within the court premises in Owerri, Imo State on January 27th by his gang.
  8. Police To Charge Peace Corps Commandant To Court : The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday, said the Nigeria Peace Corps would be charged to court.
    The IGP alleged that the organization was a security threat to the country.
    He stated that the recruitment and operational procedures of the corps did not conform to the law establishing security agencies in Nigeria.
    The national commandant of the Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh and 49 others were arrested on Tuesday in Abuja shortly after unveiling their new office complex.

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