The Big 5: Court saves Kaduna’s ‘incompetent’ teachers, INEC registers 21 political parties and, other top stories

These are the top five stories you should be monitoring today.

INEC has registered 21 new political parties. This takes the number of political parties in Nigeria to 67.

See the full list here.

Having organised a competency test for them and subsequently said they would have to leave the system, the National Industrial Court has asked the Kaduna Government to stay plans to sack 21,780 out of the over 30,000 who took the test.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has recorded the nation’s highest transmission of electricity – 5,155.9 Mega Watt (MW).

The Interim Managing Director of TCN, Usman Gur-Mohammed said the nation’s average peak load capacity at the beginning of the year was about 4,000 MW.

He also revealed that TCN engineers had been involved in the installation of transformers at substations in the country.

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has presented the same contract he accused the NNPC boss, Maikanti Baru of illegally awarding.

He explains that it was just to correct the errors inherent in the process of the awarding of the contract by Baru.

The Nigerian Army has invoked The Official Secret Act of 1962 saying it would punish Soldiers who divulge sensitive information the public.

This was made known in a nine-point communique issued at the end of the 2017 Chief of Army Staff Annual conference held in Ibadan, Oyo.

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