===President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his call on state governments to embark on voter education to enable eligible voters to get Permanent Voters Card and elect candidates of their choice.
The President made the call at the valedictory session in honour of former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Kayode Fayemi who resigned his appointment as minister last week to enable him contest the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state.
The valedictory session preceded the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting and had in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government Boss Mustapha, Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita and other cabinet members.
===The National Industrial Court in Abuja has granted an order for service of contempt proceedings, against the executive union of PENGASSAN Abuja branch, for constant breach of court orders.
Justice Sanusi Kado granted the order to the claimants Mr Seyi Gambo and Mr Declan Agrinya, members of the association who applied for it.
The defendants were sued before Kado for breach of the claimants’ fundamental human rights and denial of privileges.
===Nigeria has recorded tremendous progress in its export, with a total merchandise trade of N7.2 trillion in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 19.74 per cent over the fourth quarter of 2017.
The National Bureau of Statistics said the strong growth of total trade in the reviewing quarter, was mainly driven by the strong increase in export with an increased growth of 35.07 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2017 which was N5.3 trillion.
===The Nigerian army has pledged continued support to UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts at providing assistance to women and children displaced by insurgency in the North East.
Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, said that supporting displaced persons in the North East was critical to peace building in the region.
====Britain will soon join the U.S. and Sweden as it embarks on its first womb transplant later in the year.
Richard Smith of Imperial College London, said preparations were on to select three women for the pioneer transplant which cost 50,000 pounds, following permission granted to British medics to carry out the procedures.
===Bangalore Police has commended an Indian Policewoman, Constable Archana Shivanandiyya, who rescued and breastfed an abandoned newborn, prompting encomium on social media.
Shivanandiyya said she acted out of “motherly instinct,’’ having discovered the baby boy wrapped inside a plastic bag, covered in blood, with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, near a construction site in the southern metropolis of Bangalore.