Nigeria Latest news this evening,Thursday june 4th, 2020
1. House of Reps oppose castration as punishment for rapists
The House of Representatives on Thursday rejected an amendment seeking to castrate rapists.
The prayer was sponsored by Rep. James Faleke (APC-Lagos).
The house, during plenary, considered and approved a motion seeking severe penalties against worsening cases of rape in the country. the rising cases of rape in the country.
But a majority of lawmakers shot down the prayer, as Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila put it to a voice vote.
2. UNIBEN student murder: Two more suspects taken to Abuja
Reports exclusively gathered Thursday that two persons connected to the incident that led to the purported gang-raping and murder of 100 level student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, have been moved to Abuja by the Inspector General of Police special investigation team.
The two suspects, it was gathered, were identified as some persons allegedly involved in a fracas in the vicinity shortly before the incident.
Meanwhile, the member representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Hon Dennis Idahosa in the company of students led by the National President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Com Bamidele Akpan, protested the brutal killing of Miss Uwaila and called on the authorities to investigate the matter.
Also in the procession was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Lillian Salami, and other members of the management staff of the school.
Idahosa condemned the incident describing it as an assault against not just the girl child but humanity. “Those perpetrators would be brought to justice, enough is enough of this evil, I am happy the Inspector General of Police has taken over the investigation because we want those behind it to be brought to book.
“It is sad to know another student has been raped and killed in Ibadan,Barakat Bello, and this evil cannot remain in our country because Nigerians are people of great values.”
3.Strike looms in the aviation sector, as unions give two more weeks notice
Industrial strike looms in the Aviation sector as workers unions have given the federal government two weeks ultimatum to ensure payment of full salaries of aviation agencies workers.
According to the unions, namely; National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), the 2 weeks ultimatum was arrived at after an emergency meeting on Tuesday, 2nd June.
The unions in a letter jointly signed by, NUATE Secretary-General, OchemevAbah, Secretary-General, ANAP, Abdul Rasaq Saidu, Deputy Secretary, ATSSSAN, Francis Akinjole, and Babatunde Omotola of AUPCTRE, addressed to President Mohammadu Buhari said: “the situation requires urgent attention and mitigation to avert a looming national crisis”.
They cited the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA’s inability to continue to pay normal salaries and that it will take a miracle for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, to pay salary for the month of June.
unions said: “It took commendable effort on the part of the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, to pay salaries for the month of May. The possibility of another such miracle for the month of June is rather bleak.”
4.Nasarawa State records 3 dead, 90 confirmed new cases
Nasarawa State has recorded an additional 3 deaths, 90 confirmed cases in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed this Thursday in Lafia at the high power review meeting of the state COVID-19 committee in Government house
According to the governor, “the state, unfortunately, recorded four dead including the member of the state assembly representing Nasarawa-West who had died earlier of the disease.
He explained that out of the 90 confirmed cases in the state, four died while 705 samples were taken from the state to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) for testing in the state since the outbreak of the pandemic in the state.
“Out of the 705 samples taken, we have so far received 659 results and 90 were confirmed positive, while results of the remaining are still being awaited.