Monday, April 15, 2024


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

1. A report has emerged revealing that President Muhammadu Buhari is the brain behind the naira redesigning policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). According to the report, President Buhari directed the Governor Godwin Emefiele-led apex bank to implement the policy to check the issue of vote buying ahead of the 2023 general elections. DAILY POST

2. Following the severe earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria on Monday and has reportedly claimed over 5,000 lives, the President of the Nigerian Community in Turkey, Embre Magboh, has said that most Nigerians are not residents of the earthquake areas. On Tuesday morning, Turkey’s vice president, Fuat Oktay, said 3,419 people had been killed in the quake, with another 20,534 injured. The number of confirmed deaths on the Syrian side of the border rose to 1,602, bringing the death toll in both countries to 5,021. PUNCH

3. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated the commission’s commitment to infuse technology in the electoral process amid the coming into force of a new electoral legal framework for the conduct of elections. This is even as the commission has commenced training for the 1,265,227 personnel engaged to conduct the forthcoming elections. LEADERSHIP

4. The World Bank Country Office in Nigeria has disclosed that the incessant fuel scarcity and the inability of Nigerians to access the new naira notes may influence uncertainty ahead of the February 25 and March 10 elections in the country. According to a document, the bank pointed out that the deadline for old notes will socially and economically affect vulnerable people in the country. DAILY TRUST

5. Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has expressed concern that elements from the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election are regrouping and are using the current crisis generated by the naira redesign policy to undermine Nigeria’s democracy. He claimed that these individuals are disguising themselves as unknown political parties and working with the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to impose an unfeasible cash policy that is affecting the masses. CHANNELS

6. Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho, has backed winger Raphinha to become great at Camp Nou. Ronaldinho said he knows Raphinha well, adding that things will turn out well for the Brazilian international at Barcelona. DAILY POST

7. The Presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said no Nigerian in their right frame of mind will elect either the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 25 presidential election. Kwankwaso said this on Monday while addressing his supporters at the party’s governorship campaign rally held at Tarauni Local Government Area of the state. PUNCH

8. Popular Nollywood screen diva, Kate Henshaw, has lamented about the ongoing hardship Nigerian citizens are facing as regards cash scarcity. The iconic thespian took to her verified Instagram account to narrate how she had been deprived of her money in banks, moreso, she explained how several banks she visited claimed that they do not have money. DAILY TRUST

9. The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi has urged Kwara residents to shun ethnic, and religious sentiments as the general elections draw closer. He made the comment during the party’s presidential rally at the Metropolitan Square in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Monday. CHANNELS

10. Nollywood actress Sarah Martins has reacted to May Edochie, the first wife of actor Yul Edochie’s N500 million lawsuit against her following her photoshopped image. May Edochie had earlier taken legal action against the actress for sharing a photoshopped version of her family picture which had Yul’s second wife, actress Judy Austin, in the frame. Reacting to this on her Instagram page, Sarah stated: “I wasn’t the one that made the utterances she claimed I made. one Sandra James was the one that said all she claimed. DAILY POST





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