Tuesday, July 16, 2024


Good day! below are News Stories across Nigeria and Abroad:

1. President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Senate to consider and approve the nomination of seven persons for reappointment as National Commissioners of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read on the floor by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during plenary in Abuja. NATION

2. The Senate has said that it would adjourn plenary next week to allow lawmakers to have time for campaigns for the forthcoming elections.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan said that after the week’s work they would suspend plenary for the sake of the elections. PUNCH

3. Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says available data shows that Nigeria has 14 million more voters than the rest of West Africa. He said the commission decided early to deploy the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the 2023 elections because it is aware that political actors would try to interfere with the process. PULSE

4. Aston Villa have reached an agreement to sign Colombia forward, Jhon Duran from Chicago Fire in a reported 18 million euros deal.
Villa are set to pay an initial 14.75 million euros with the fee potentially rising due to add-on clauses in his contract. PUNCH

5. A Ugandan preacher and three police officers have been arrested over the alleged rape of a Latvian woman at a home in the country’s capital, Kampala.
Police say the victim was also defrauded of her money and had her passport confiscated.
It is unclear if the suspects have commented on the charges. BBC

6. Investigations conducted have revealed that bribes and hundreds of duplicate tickets may be responsible for the stampede that took the lives of two persons during Asake’s concert at Briton Academy in December. BBC

7. The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has celebrated his wife, the first African-American woman to serve as a First Lady, Michelle Obama on her birthday.
In a loving message to his wife, who turns age 59 on Tuesday, Obama shared a photo with his shining star on a balcony, watching as the sun sets. NATION

8. President Muhammadu Buhari says for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement to have a positive influence on long-term investment in productive capacities, African governments must develop appropriate supporting policies, build requisite infrastructure and ensure an educated work force. DAILY TRUST

9. The Atiku and Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization has described the formation of a uniformed squad by the All Progressives Congress (APC) code-named Jagaban Army as a treasonable act. PM NEWS

10. Rafael Nadal launched his Australian Open title defence with a four-set victory over Britain’s Jack Draper as home hope Nick Kyrgios quit through injury without hitting a ball.
In the women’s draw, top seed Iga Swiatek survived a tough examination while Jessica Pegula and teenage prodigy Coco Gauff were both emphatic winners on the first day of action. NATION






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