Thursday, June 20, 2024


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


1. The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that election will not hold in 240 polling units across 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this on Monday. Yakubu stated that no voters indicated interest to transfer to those units them during the last Continuous Voter Registration due to insecurity, hence the total polling units for elections is now 176,606. PUNCH

2. President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele at the Presidential Villa Abuja. Emefiele met privately with Buhari for the third time since the cash crunch started in the country. The CBN Governor, however, did not speak to journalists as he left the Presidential Villa. DAILY POST

3. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says voters assigned to new polling units will receive text messages to know their new polling units before the February 25 and March 11, 2023 general elections. The electoral commission said voters can locate and confirm their polling units before the general elections by sending regular texts or WhatsApp messages to a dedicated telephone number which will be uploaded on INEC social media platforms. CHANNELS

4. Popular Nigerian singer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known as D’banj, has dissociated himself from inciting comments suggesting him taking sides in the fight between his colleagues Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye. This message comes on the heels of the back and forth between the famous Nigerian singer and internet personality Peter Okoye and Seun Kuti over support for presidential candidates in the forthcoming general elections. DAILY POST

5. Ali Al Balawi, an 83-year-old Saudi man who has 126 children and grandchildren, has remarried for the 11th time in Tabuk, north-western Saudi Arabia. Al Balawi, who has 18 sons, 20 daughters and 88 grandsons and daughters, celebrated his 11th marriage with a wedding reception in the presence of his family members and friends. DAILY TRUST

6. Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to name the polling units where elections will not hold. Recall that the Commission chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu had earlier on Monday said elections will not hold in 240 polling units. Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker said the electoral umpire should name the polling units. VANGUARD

7. Kylian Mbappe has been named in Paris Saint-Germain’s squad for their Champions League last 16, first leg against Bayern Munich on Tuesday after making a faster-than-expected return to training following a thigh injury. After Mbappe suffered the injury against Montpellier on February 1, the French champions said he would be out for three weeks. CHANNEL

8. A Federal Hight Court sitting in Lagos State has remanded the actress identified as Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin in jail for trampling on the recently designed naira notes. The actress’ detention in Kirikiri Prison is pending the determination of her bail application before the Court. LEADERSHIP

9. Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will arrive Cairo, Egypt on Thursday ahead of the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations. The competition will start on Sunday with hosts Egypt taking on debutants Mozambique in the opening match at the Cairo International Stadium. The Flying Eagles will also take on the Junior Terangha Lions of Senegal on the same day. DAILY POST

10. A proposal for the creation of new agencies to monitor and evaluate projects by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies has been met with disapproval from the Federal Government. This was as the Federal Government frowned upon the duplication of roles, saying too many agencies were pursuing the same tasks already. PUNCH





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