Monday, April 15, 2024


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

1. The Nigerian Bar Association, said that it would deploy the instrumentality of the law to ensure that no ex-convict was allowed to contest the forthcoming presidential election. VANGUARD

2. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the current fuel scarcity in the country might affect logistic arrangements for the February 25 and March 11 general elections. CHANNELS

3. Mortar shells have exploded in the Somali capital, Mogadishu as regional leaders are gathered in the city to discuss their joint offensive against the al-Shabab militant group.
The four shells hit areas near the heavily guarded presidential palace. There are no reports of casualties. BBC

4. Midfielder, Ebenezer Akinsanmiro has completed his move to Italian giants Inter Milan as disclosed by his club, Remo Stars. The club said the teenager who is an academy product of the club signed a four year deal with the Italian side. It is however unclear of the transfer fee earned from the sale . CHANNELS

5. Famous Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Toyin Abraham has shared the mystery of her birth and her spirituality. Toyin in an interview, spoke about her spiritual gifts, alongside other milestones. The actress explained that it took the spiritual intervention of a cleric to resurrect her after her parents threw her away after birth because she was stillborn. DAILY POST

6. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says some politicians are allegedly trying to gain access to the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) hardware in an attempt to clone it. Okoye said that stakeholders are granted access to monitor the entire electoral process to ensure that nobody puts any foreign material into the ballot boxes on election day that will cause over-voting. CHANNELS

7. Award-winning Nollywood actor, Lateef Adedimeji, has disclosed how he used to borrow money and clothes before going to movie auditions and almost gave up his acting career when the challenge became too much. The popular actor, who took his followers down memory lane in a story titled “Na who give up fuck up,” said he was shamed and bullied during the early years of his acting career. DAILY POST

8. The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, on Wednesday, reiterated her country’s support for transparent and credible elections that reflect the will of the people, adding that the US will favour no candidate in the coming elections. This is coming 24 days before the presidential election which is contested by candidates of 18 political parties. PUNCH

9. An international rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded all the 9 Nigerian banks that it rates, saying the action follows from its downward review of Nigeria’s rating last week. The banks involved are Access Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, United Bank for Africa Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Limited, Union Bank of Nigeria plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, FCMB (First City Monument Bank) Limited and Sterling Bank Plc. DAILY TRUST

10. The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Wednesday, commiserated with the families of the late Professor Ibrahim Umar, former Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano, and prayed for Allah’s forgiveness and repose of his soul. The death of the renowned Professor of Physics, the governor said, “was a great loss, not only to Kano State, but to the country and entire academic communities across the globe. We really lost a rare gem. PUNCH




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