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Major News You Need To Know This Sunday

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  1. The Nigerian army has said a confessed Boko Haram terrorist belonging to Mamman Nur’s faction of the terrorists’ group, Bulama Kailani, has surrendered himself to troops of 145 Task Force Battalion, 5 Brigade, at Damasak. This was disclosed in a statement by Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Kukasheka Usman. The terrorist was on serial number 253 on the Nigerian Army’s Wanted Boko Haram terrorists poster.
  2. The nation’s external reserves that have risen by 16.1 per cent since the start of the year, now stands at $30.29bn by March 29, but are still far off their peak of $64bn it hit in August 2008, the CBN data showed.
  3. The Founder and General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin has said that God revealed to him that Apostle Johnson Suleman, who is embroiled in stories of sexual impropriety is innocent. The prophet claimed he had different revelation about the allegations before they were raised.
  4. The Senator representing Anambra South, Andy Uba, allegedly forged his secondary school leaving certificate and confirmation of result dated November 13, 2013, which he presented to British authorities. An online newspaper obtained a copy of the letter from the West African Examination Council (WAEC), which was addressed to George Smith of Public Agencies, located at 57 Peel Road, Wembley Middlesex, HA9 7LY in the United Kingdom.
  5. A Special Offences Mobile Court in Oshodi, Lagos, on Saturday remanded 13 students of the University of Lagos in Kirikiri prisons pending their bail application. The police arraigned the students on a two-count charge of unlawful invasion and disruption of activities. The accused, standing trial before Chief Magistrate P.E Nwaka, are alleged to have engaged in unlawful invasion of TVC Television in Lagos.
  6. The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared May 30 a work-free day for all supporters of Biafra in commemoration of the Igbos who had lost their lives in sectarian killings in the country from 1945 to date. This was contained in a statement signed and issued by the IPOB Spokesperson, Emma Powerful.
  7. The Federal Ministry of Health has said that deaths resulting from Meningitis now stand at 328. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday through Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry. Adewole assured Nigerians that the ministry would curtail the outbreak of meningitis ravaging some states.


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