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Good day! below are summary of News stories across Nigeria and Abroad: 

1. A Federal High Court in Abuja has on Monday dismissed the suit by a former presidential candidate of Hope Democratic Party, Chief Ambrose Owuru, against the election of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), in the 2019 presidential election. The suit seeking Buhari’s was dismissed by Justice Inyang Ekwo on three grounds. PUNCH

2. Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has approved a 9-man management Committee for Yobe Desert stars, the state-owned football club. DAILY POST

3. Former UK prime minister, Boris Johnsonhas claimed that President Vladimir Putin threatened to personally target him with a missile attack just before ordering Russian forces into Ukraine. The apparent threat came in a phone call just ahead of the invasion on February 24, according to a new BBC documentary to be broadcast on Monday. CHANNELS

4. The Department of State Services on Monday said its officers have arrested an undisclosed number of persons involved in the sale of the new naira notes. The DSS, in a statement on Monday by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, accused some commercial bank officials of aiding the crime. PUNCH

5. Nigerians have taken to social media to condemn popular Nigerian Afropop singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, professionally known by his stage name Iyanya for pushing a fan off stage while spraying him money in Akwa, Anambra State. A video that angered fans on social media captured the moment the singer pushed a male fan off stage and continued performing as if nothing had happened. CABLES

6. Gunmen opened fire on a group of people celebrating a birthday at the weekend in a township in South Africa, killing eight and wounding three others, police said Monday. The birthday celebrant was among those gunned down in the mass shooting in the southern port city of Gqeberha, formerly Port Elizabeth. CHANNELS

7. Enyimba head coach, George Finidi has challenged his players to keep working hard despite Sunday’s 3-0 victory against Kwara United. The eight-time champions recorded their second win of the campaign following a commanding display in Aba. DAILY POST

8. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  says 244 Lassa fever cases have been recorded in the country in 2023. The agency’s latest Lassa fever report said 137 new cases were recorded in week three from January 16 to January 22. CABLE

9. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  says 244 Lassa fever cases have been recorded in the country in 2023. The agency’s latest Lassa fever report said 137 new cases were recorded in week three from January 16 to January 22. CABLES

10. The Enugu State Police Command of the Nigerian Police Force says it has busted an armed robbery gang and arrested one suspect identified as Chinenye Nwadike aged 32. A statement by the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, on Sunday, said that five firearms and 374 live ammunition were recovered from the suspect. PUNCH

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