APC chided for electing 52-year-old Youth Leader, Keshi explains why Nigeria couldn’t defeat Iran & other important news you should know today

by Oge Okonkwo APC Nigerians condemn APC for electing 52-year-old Youth Leader

Nigerians across political divide have criticized the All Progressives Congress, APC, for appointing 52-year-old Ibrahim Jalo as its youth leader.

Mr. Jalo was one of the new executives elected at the party’s convention held in Abuja on June 13 and 14.

Among those who crticised the APC were some youth of the party, Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as the PDP Youth Frontier (PDPYF). Read more….

#WorldCup: Keshi explains why Nigeria could not defeat Iran

The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has blamed a lack of inspiration for his team’s goalless draw with Iran in their first match at the on-going FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Keshi told FIFA.COM that his boys dominated the first half of the match but lost inspiration in the second half.

“We played very well in the first half. The forwards were very active and they had a couple of chances to score, though we couldn’t put them away. We lost our shape in the second half,” he said. “I felt we could have won the game but we were lacking a bit of inspiration on the pitch.” Read more….

2 bus loads of Boko Haram suspects still at large

Following the arrest  of 486 suspected Boko Haram members in Asa in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria, there are indications that two bus loads of the suspects managed to escape to Rivers State.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Abia State Governor, Charles Ajunwa stated in a telephone chat with newsmen

Ajunwa, however declined to give further details in the wake of last Sunday’s interception of a convoy of 33 buses conveying 486 suspected insurgents including eight females between Aro Ngwa and Imo Gate along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway. Read more….

Lagos prepares 1,000 staff for retirement

Lagos State government has commenced empowerment skills for about 1,000 officers across various Ministries, Department and Agency to be able to cope with life after retirement. The state Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pension, Florence Oguntuase, who addressed the participants at the training, said the development was geared towards addressing the challenges faced by most retiring officers, who are often vulnerable in retirement and don’t usually know what exactly to do afterwards. Oguntuase said certain parameters would be used at the training to expose the retiring officers to several opportunities and avenues available for them after retirement. Read more…. Complete Ajaokuta steel before 2015, delegates urge FG 

Delegates on  Tuesday, strongly advised the Federal Government to ensure the completion of the abandoned Ajaokuta Iron and Steel that has been left idle for 14 years before the 2015 general election.

According to the report of the Senator Musa Adede-led Committee on Transport presented for deliberation yesterday, the uncompleted project requires less than 40 billion to bring it to life.

The Committee also recommends that all airports in the country must be open 24 hours and foreign airlines should employ Nigerians. Read more….

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