Breaking News This Morning Wednesday, June 10, 2020
1. Indigenous oil marine vessels now 40% – FG
Nigerian – owned marine vessels for oil and gas sector operations have increased from three per cent to over 40 per cent , the Federal Government said on Tuesday .
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources , Timipre Sylva , said this in Abuja at the third inaugural ceremony of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board .
Explaining some achievements of the NCDMB since 2010 when it was established, the minister said the board had tried to deepen the practice of Nigerian content in the oil industry.
“ Before 2010 , only three per cent of marine vessels are Nigerian – owned; today, Nigerians control and own over 40 per cent of vessels that are used in the oil and gas industry, ” Sylva stated.
2. EXCLUSIVE: Abia Governor’s Coronavirus Treatment Complicated By Kidney Failure
According to insider sources, the governor is being treated at his home in Abuja with a sizable number of medical person
3. BREAKING: Nigeria Records 663 New COVID-19 Cases
“Lagos-170, Ogun-108, Bauchi-69, Ebonyi-49, Edo-33, Rivers-30, FCT-26, Jigawa-26, Delta-20, Anambra-17, Gombe-16, Kano-16, Imo-15, Abia-14, Borno-11, Oyo-11, Plateau-8, Kebbi-6, Kaduna-6, Ondo-4, Niger-2, Katsina-2, Osun-1, Ekiti-1, Kwara-1 and 1 in Nasarawa-
4. Reps back Ganduje, want foreign herdsmen barred from Nigeria
The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to prevent herdsmen in other countries from entering Nigeria .
Consequently , the House is to meet with heads of security agencies on how to check illegal entry by foreign herders.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had on Saturday called on the Federal Government to seek the review of the West African protocols that allowed free movement, in order to stop herdsmen migration to northern Nigeria .
Ganduje stated that there was the need for the government to use the international blockage created by the COVID-19 to stop the migration of weapons- carrying herdsmen to Nigeria .
“ Such movement of the herdsmen always cause conflicts and destruction of human lives , ” he had said.
5. Osun lecturers demand 30-month arrears of half salaries
The Council of Academic Staff Unions of Osun State -Owned Tertiary Institutions on Tuesday demanded payment of 30 months arrears of half salary that the state government owed its members.
Some categories of workers in the state received modulated salaries between September 2015 and July 2018.
The government off- set half salaries for some of the months in year 2018, and reduced the deficit to 30 months .The council, in a letter dated June 9 , addressed to Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola , said its members had suffered untold hardship due to the delay in paying the arrears .
Also, in the letter signed by CASUOSTI’ s acting Chairman , Mr Gbade Lana , and the acting Secretary, Sikiru Folorunsho , alongside six other leaders , the council frowned on withholding of deductions from workers’ salaries by government
The letter read in parts , “ Specifically, we appeal that Mr Governor will ensure instant release of deductions with salary henceforth and immediately direct the payment of all outstanding deductions for the months of May and June 2019 as well as February , March and April 2020 .
6. Enugu nurse infected, 25 doctors, others proceed on self-isolation
There is tension at the National Orthopaedic Hospital , Enugu as over 25 doctors , nurses and other non- health workers were asked to go into isolation for 14 days after a nurse tested positive for coronavirus.
7. Ogun records 108 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Ogun State recorded 108 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.With this , the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state increased to 471 .
While 13 have died of coronavirus -related complications in the state, 186 have recovered .
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Tuesday.Data from the NCDC showed that the state currently has 272 active COVID-19 cases.
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