— The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a fresh bid for the convocation of a national conference and a referendum where a new constitution for the country would be approved by Nigerians.

The Senate and the House of Representatives are currently in the process of further amending the country’s 1999 Constitution. (Punch)

— The Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun has accused western powers of being a stumbling block to Nigeria’s plan to improve power output through the use of coal.

Adeosun said this on Wednesday in Washington during a discussion on the importance of addressing infrastructure gaps in developing countries at the World Bank, International Monetary Fund General Meetings. (Vanguard)

— The Nigeria Union of Teachers on Wednesday threatened to begin a strike if the demands of its members are not met. Their demands include the increase of their retirement age from 60 to 65 years and improvement of their welfare. (The Guardian) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.cm.gh

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