The Late 5: FG takes steps to prevent Ebola spread, Education Minister wants extra year for graduates to make them employable and other stories

Here are the stories that drove the conversation today:

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has directed the Ministry of Health to step up surveillance at all the nation’s entry points to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country, following the outbreak of the virus in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.


Ekiti Deputy Governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola has emerged candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the July 14 Governorship in the State.

Prof. Olusola polled 1,190 votes to defeat his rival and only challenger, former Minister of State for Works, Dayo Adeyeye, who got a total of 771 votes, to emerge winner in the primary election held on Tuesday.


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has stated that no federal university is permitted by law to charge tuition fees.

The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after Wednesday’s FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

He further said, “We understand some universities now charge fees per course unit and we are going to make sure that we investigate that properly and make it stop.”


The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, has put forward a proposal requesting graduates of Nigerian Universities to spend an extra year after graduation in specialised institutions to make them employable.

According to him, the suggestion was being made because many university graduates were not good enough to be employed by industries and as such re-schooling would serve as a training ground for graduates to be well equipped on the rudiments of the course studied.


The Taraba State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the death of nine persons in early morning attacks on Tutuwa community, Ussa Local Government Area of Taraba.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP David Misal, told newsmen that a yet-to-be identified armed militia must have carried out the deadly attack.


And stories from around the world:

President Donald Trump of the United States of America has announced that he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran.

Describing it as “decaying and rotten” and “an embarrassment” to him as a citizen” he added that he would re-impose economic sanctions that were waived when the deal was signed in 2015.

France, Germany and the UK – who are also signatories to the deal in reaction have said they “regret” the American decision.


President Donald Trump has revealed that three American detainees released by North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un are on their way back to the U.S.

Trump made the announcement on Twitter after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to Pyongyang for talks, adding that the detainees will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2am on Thursday (7am BST).

“I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!”, he said.


Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing last year filed a lawsuit against Italy at the European Court of Human Rights for violating their rights by supporting Libya’s efforts to return them to North Africa, their lawyers said on Tuesday. 

The migrants say Italy violated multiple articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, including that people should not be subjected to torture, held in slavery, or have their lives put in danger.

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