Friday, June 21, 2024


Good day! Below are Summary of News Stories Across Nigeria and Abroad:

1. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has appealed to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the just concluded election, Bola Tinubu, to ensure he doesn’t disappoint Nigerians and the people of Africa after been declared Nigeria’s president-elect. The foremost Yoruba monarch made the appeal in a congratulatory message to Tinubu released on Wednesday. The Ooni described Tinubu as a man of destiny, a game changer and a progressive workaholic who does not only merit the victory but also has adequate proven capacity to lead the country to an enviable position in the global committee of nations. CHANNELS

2. Controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for allegedly failing to follow proper procedure in the conduct of the just concluded presidential elections. According to report there have been series of protests across the country following the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as winner of last Saturday’s poll. Reacting to the controversy, Gumi posted On his official Facebook page, asking the aggrieved parties to seek redress in court. He, however, warned against violent protest, citing the country’s challenges and the fact that the polity is tensed up already. DAILY POST

3. The Confederation of African Football has assigned Egyptian referee Ahmed Nagy Mosa as referee for today’s Africa Under- 20 Cup of Nations between Nigeria’s Flying Eagles and Ugandan counterparts at the Suez Canal Authority Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt. Mosa will be supported by compatriots Mohamed Abouzid Halhal (assistant referee 1) and Yara Atef (assistant referee 2), as well as Libyan official Abdulrazg Ahmed (fourth official). Justin Mumba from Zambia will be the match commissioner while Rosalie N’dah from Benin Republic will serve as referee assessor and Namibian Titus Kunamuene will be in the role of general coordinator. LEADERSHIP

4. Panama’s Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is not a human right and the country therefore does not have to recognise such unions. The court had been considering the issue since 2016, following several appeals from same-sex couples claiming the Central American country’s family code was unconstitutional as it only recognises marriages between a man and a woman. The same-sex couples who filed suit were attempting to have marriages that took place in other countries be legally recognised in Panama.The court, however, said, “no matter how many changes happen in reality,” for now gay marriage “lacks conventional and constitutional recognition.” PUNCH

5. The All Progressives Congress, APC, has been told not to put too much energy in celebrating their declaration of victory by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. According to one of the leading figures of the Obidient movement, Aisha Yesufu, said there was so much evidence of electoral fraud. According to the activist, the election was rigged, but the riggers forgot that results from polling units must be provided and not what was read out by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at the national collation centres. DAILY POST

6. Actor Michael Blackson has given Nigerians some advice regarding Bola Tinubu, their recently elected president. The Ghanaian-American actor has offered counsel to Nigerians, urging them to put in more effort and stop basing their lives on the government or their president. Blackson’s opinion has elicited debate in the comment section; while many think he is spot on, others think his opinion is invalid, that a good government can aid the lives of its citizens. PULSE

7. An High Court sitting at Okoita community, headquarters of Ibiono local government area of Akwa Ibom State, has sentenced a cleric, one prophet Anwana Peter Essien, to 21 years imprisonment for defiling his stepdaughter, aged 10. The convict, aged 37, was said to have had carnal knowledge of the JSS student on August 9, 2019, when her mother, who filed the case, said she took the victim and her younger sister to spend holiday with their stepfather in his house at Itiam Street in Uyo, the state capital. In his confession before the Court, the suspect had confessed to the crime, blaming the demon for the act. LEADERSHIP

8. BVeteran Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo has expressed concerns over the declaration of Bola Tinubu as winner of the 2023 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The actress was surprised that despite video and picture evidence of alleged fraud and electoral malpractices across the country, the electoral umpire went on with the process. There have been calls for the cancellation of the 2023 presidential election over an alleged wide range of rigging and suppression of the true will of the people by governors and politicians across the country. DAILY POST

9. On Thursday (today) at 9pm, Barcelona and Real Madrid will square up in their first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final match, one of the most-anticipated clashes in world football. StarTimes will broadcast the match live on their world football channel, and it promises to be an incredible spectacle. With both teams showing why they are the best in the world, this match is sure to be full of drama and excitement. It’s a game that has become a symbol of Spanish rivalries and emotions and is always a must-watch event for football fans worldwide. PUNCH

10. Social media giant Twitter has been hit by a major outage, just days after another round of lay-offs at the company. The hashtag #TwitterDown and the term “My Twitter” were trending on Wednesday morning as users struggled to access their accounts. The users of the site reported the outage on the Down Detector website, a site that monitors outages. Down Detector also reported that the issues affecting the microblogging platform started just after 2.15 am pacific time and affected users worldwide. DAILY TRUST





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