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

1. The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted an order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from engaging, using, or further dealing with the Chairman of the Lagos Parks and Garages, Musiliu Akinsanya, better known as MC Oluomo, in the distribution of election materials and ad-hoc staff for the forthcoming polls in the state. DAILY POST

2. Nigeria has emerged as the winner of the Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Festival held in India which featured over 50 countries in the two-week competition.
Ekiti State Performing Company represented Nigeria for performance content while Niger State Tourism Commission participated in the crafts exhibition at the world’s largest arts and culture festival. DAILY TRUST

3. In a move that reflects the party’s commitment to maintaining internal unity and discipline, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has made the decision to suspend its National Vice Chairman (North-east), Comrade Mustapha Salihu, following allegations of anti-party conduct. PULSE

4. The United States of America (USA) has issued safety advisory to its citizens in Nigeria as the nation enters it presidential election week. The advisory issued by the US Embassy in Nigeria advised its citizens to avoid large crowds and protests before, during and after the elections slated to commence from Saturday, February 25. VANGUARD

5. Plateau State’s duo of Kefar Williams and Blessing Solomon emerged victorious at the first National Cross Country Championships in Jos. Kefar Williams and Blessing Solomon emerged winners of the first National Cross Country Championship, held at the Rhino Golf Course in Jos during the weekend. Solomon, an indigene of Plateau State, stunned veteran Deborah Pam for the deserving victory in the women’s category. LEADERSHIP

6. American actress Gabrielle Union has joined the list of OGs who have hailed the award-winning Nigerian singer, Tems. Last night, Union was seen on camera hailing Nigerian artist Tems after her performance at the NBA All-Star Game.The NBA All-Star event happened over the weekend with various lineups in Salt Lake City. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo led the All-Star Game. PULSE

7. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has accused the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, of withdrawing N2 trillion from circulation and replacing the old notes by minting only N400 billion. El-Rufai made this allegation in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle, on Sunday. He said the apex bank only confiscated the currency as against what was obtainable in the currency swap policy. VANGUARD

8. Violent protest rocked Sagamu, Ogun State, on Monday morning as angry youths burnt down branches of Union and Keystone banks in the town. The protest attributed to the naira scarcity had begun in front of the palace of the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, with some youths barricading roads and setting bonfire. Last Friday, protesters barricaded the Mowe area of the State over naira scarcity in the state. The protest has now shifted to Sagamu where angry youths have caused unrest and thrown the town into chaos. DAILY TRUST

9. Residents of Kaduna State have turned to petrol filling stations for help in their desperate search for cash to satisfy their pressing needs. This development is sequel to the scarcity of liquid cash in Automated Teller Machines of most banks in the metropolis, just as the Point of Sales operators have closed shop for the same reason. Report indicated that people in search of cash trooped to petrol stations dispensing fuel, hunting for those that are buying petrol with cash, instead of electronic transfer.  PUNCH

10. The parent company of Facebook and Instagram, Meta has announced a new paid subscription for its platforms, which among other features, would allow users to pay for a verified account. Meta’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Zuckerberg, announced the service, labeled “Meta Verified,” in a Sunday morning Facebook post and said the move is about “increasing authenticity and security across our services.” Zuckerberg added that the service would cost users who subscribe via an internet browser $11.99, or $14.99 if purchased through a Meta iOS app, ABC news said. VANGUARD

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