Thursday, June 13, 2024


Good Day! Below are summary of News Stories Across Nigeria and Abroad:

1. President Mohammandu Buhari has apologised to Nigerians over the cash crunch caused by the naira redesign policy while urging the people of Kaduna State to vote for the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress Senator Uba Sani. DAILY POST

2. The Bishop of the Diocese of Owo, Anglican Communion, Stephen Fagbemi, has advised the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to come up, as a matter of urgency, with policies that will alleviate the pains of Nigerians when his administration begins. Fagbemi gave the advice on Thursday in Ondo State. The bishop said Nigerians have been subjected to agony and pains over the years, hence the need for people-oriented programmes and policies that revolve around education, security and infrastructure. He added that the basic needs of the people should be given the highest priority. PUNCH

3. The Supreme Court has ordered the circulation of the old naira notes alongside the new ones until December 31. In a unanimous judgment, a seven-member panel of justices presided by Justice Inyang Okoro, on Friday, held that the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the redesigning and withdrawal of old notes of N200, N500 and N1000, without consultation with the states, the Federal Executive Council and the National Council of State, was unconstitutional. DAILY TRUST

4. Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has celebrated the Flying Eagles passage to the semi-final at the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
Peseiro also felicitated with the team for securing a place at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
The Flying Eagles achieved both feats after beating the Hippos of Uganda 1-0. in their quarter-final clash at the Suez Canal Stadium
The Flying Eagles will face winner of the quarter-final tie between Gambia and South Sudan in the semi-final on Monday. DAILY POST

5. Breakaway Somaliland has warned over an impending attack on its territories by troops from the neighbouring Somali region of Puntland and vowed to defend itself against any aggression. Somaliland’s defence ministry said it received credible intelligence indicating that members of the Puntland Security Force and Puntland Maritime Police Force were planning to attack its military over the next few days. Somaliland says it is taking the threats seriously and has taken all the necessary steps to safeguard its people and territories. It has also urged the international community to condemn the unjustified act of aggression and support its right to self-defence. BBC AFRICA

6. Candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi, on Friday, secured leave of the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja to have access to all the sensitive materials the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, deployed for the conduct of the presidential election that held on February 25. The appellate court, which will sit as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, equally ordered the electoral body to also grant the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, access to the election materials. A panel of the appellate court led by Justice Joseph Ikyegh made the orders after it heard two separate ex-parte applications the two aggrieved presidential candidates filed alongside their political parties. VANGUARD

7. Ayra Starr has made it clear that there is no romance between her and Rema and that they are simply friends.Ayra Starr, the fast-rising Nigerian singer and songwriter, has finally responded to the rumors swirling around her supposed romantic relationship with fellow labelmate Rema. Speculation about a possible love affair between the two talented musicians has been rife on social media for a while, with many fans speculating that they are secretly dating. However, Starr said she had never heard the rumours before. She then denied the rumours and set the record straight about the true nature of her relationship with Rema. PULSE

8. Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen has been nominated for Serie A Player of the Month award for February. Osimhen netted four times in four league outings for the Partenopei in the month. The Nigeria international scored a goal each in Napoli’s win against Spezia, Cremonese, Sassuolo and Empoli. The 24-year-old has hit the net in his last eight Serie A outings. Osimhen is currently the top scorer in the Italian top flight with 19 goals from 20 appearances. DAILY POST

9. An influential lawyer from South Carolina, in the United States, Alex Murdaugh has been found guilty of murdering his wife and son to distract from his multi-million dollar financial crimes. The jury deliberated for less than three hours before convicting the 54-year-old Murdaugh of two counts of murder at the end of a six-week trial, according to BBC on Friday. His wife, Maggie and son, Paul were shot at close range near the dog kennels on their family estate on 7 June 2021. VANGUARD

10. Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawon, has penned an open letter to Eti-Osa Honourable-Elect, Thaddeus Attah after he defeated Nollywood star, singer, and politician Banky W. Deyemi stated in the lengthy letter that he voted for Banky W because he thought he would have been the ideal person for the job, and emphasised his reservations and concerns about the prevalence of herd mentality, cyberbullying, and tribalism on all sides of the voting process. PULSE




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