Dated: Islamic banks, gay marriages and more from last week’s high points


by Ifreke Inyang

20, June 2011

Tragedy struck in Enugu and Oyo states as 46 persons died in separate auto accidents. The accident in Enugu, which occurred at Egede village on Ninth Mile-Nsukka Highway, involved a commuter bus belonging to Peace Mass Transit with number plate BENUE –  XB 504 TKP  and another bus owned by Enugu State Transport Company, ENTRACO, with number plate ENUGU – XL 812 UWN each conveying 15 passengers. The accident claimed 28 passengers and the bus’ drivers. Among the deceased were four discharged members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who were returning to their homes after completing their national service.

 

20, June 2011

Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed resigned ‘in the interests of the people’, following a UN-backed deal to oust him.

 

21, June 2011

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, announced minimum capital base of N10 billion for National Islamic Banks and N5 billion for regional Islamic Banks. CBN Deputy Governor, Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS), Dr Kingsley Moghalu, announced this while addressing journalists in Lagos at a seminar on Non-Interest Banking in Nigeria organised by BusinessDay and Apostles in the Market Place.

 

22, June 2011

Precious Donatus Ogbonna, the woman who claimed to have given birth to seven babies in one year was detained by the police in Owerri, Imo State. The seven kids have been taken to a motherless babies home in the town.

 

22, June 2011

The Federal Government fixed July 7 to launch its first made in Nigeria spacecraft, known as NIGERIASAT-X, alongside that designed and built by foreigners, NIGERIASAT-2.

 

23, June 2011

France announced the phased withdrawal of its 4,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, hours after President Barack Obama said 33,000 US troops would be pulled out in 2011 and 2012.

 

23, June 2011

Ashley Young completed a £16million move to Manchester United after signing a five-year deal with the Premier League champions. The England winger put pen to paper after undergoing a medical at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hospital.

 

24, June 2011

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos struck out a $50 billion suit by some people living with HIV/AIDS against the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, and others.

 

24, June 2011

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) released the results for the 2011 University Matriculation Examinations. The body said 842,851 which is about 56% of those who took the exams scored below 200 marks.

 

25, June 2011

New York became the sixth and most populous US state to allow same-sex marriage, after a Senate vote on the controversial issue.

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