Good morning! Here is today’s summary from
1. Several passengers, who boarded the train that
was attacked on Monday night, are yet to be
accounted for, according to the Kaduna State
government. In the latest update on the rescue
operation, Commissioner for Internal Security and
Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said while eight
corpses had been recovered, 26 people who were
injured, were receiving treatment.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed
sadness over the Monday attack on a Kaduna–
bound train by terrorists, leading to many deaths
and injuries. The President on Tuesday said he was
deeply pained by the attack, the second of its kind
in recent times.
3. The zoning committee of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) was locked in a crucial
meeting yesterday night over which side of the
country should produce the presidential candidate
of the party. The meeting, which is taking place at
the Benue State governor’s lodge, Abuja, is said to
be presided over by the Governor of Benue State,
4. A former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu
Musa Kwankwaso, yesterday, officially dumped the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the
New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). Kwankwaso,
who was a presidential aspirant on the platform of
the PDP in the 2019 general elections, has received
his NNPP membership card from his ward
chairman in Abuja.
5. The national leader of the All Progressives
Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has
cancelled his annual colloquium over terrorists’
attack on a Kaduna-bound train on Monday. The
colloquium was slated for Tuesday in Lagos, in
commemoration of Tinubu’s 70th birthday.
6. Nigeria will not be at the 2022 World Cup,
following a 1-1 draw with Ghana on Tuesday. The
Super Eagles failed to defeat the Black Stars in
Kumasi, as they were only able to draw 0-0.
7. Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State
has submitted 20 names to the State House of
Assembly for confirmation as Commissioners. Also
submitted to the house for confirmation were 15
persons as special advisers. The list has already
been referred to the House committee on
8. The Police Command in Kwara State have
neutralised three suspected kidnappers with the
help of Kwara vigilante group and local hunters.
The incident happened at Obbo Ile/Osi forest, in
Ekiti Local Government Area of the State, the
command’s spokesman, SP Okasanmi Ajayi said in
9. The World Bank has said that poverty reduction
stagnated since 2015, with more Nigerians falling
below the poverty line over the years. According to
the Washington-based bank, the number of poor
Nigerians is projected to hit 95.1 million in 2022.
10. The Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc has
announced the appointment of Adeoye Fadeyibi as
its new managing director/chief executive officer.
According to a statement by the Disco, Fadeyibi, a
manager with over 20 years executive management
experience, succeeds Akinwumi Bada.