Sunday, June 16, 2024


Good Day! Below are Summary of News Stories across Nigeria and Abroad:

1. The Independent National Electoral Commission has so far uploaded 159,509 results from 176, 846 polling units, seven days after the presidential poll. The figure represents 90 per cent of results from all the polling units. The electronic transmission of results was still ongoing. Nigerians expected that the election results would be uploaded on election day as promised by the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu.

2. Former Kaduna North Senator, Suleiman Hunkuyi has said parties may unite against the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship election. The standard bearer of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, addressed reporters on Friday in Kaduna. Hunkuyi reminded the electorates that the choice they make on Saturday, March 11 would determine their future. DAILY POST

3. Soldiers attached to troops of Sector Four of Operation Whirl Punch and Special Forces of the 167 Battalion have killed one bandit after engaging in a fierce battle with outlaws in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aurwan was however silent on when the incident took place. The Commissioner also said that the gallant troops rescued 14 kidnapped victims, comprising nine men and five women and destroyed the bandits’ hideouts.

4. Sports Minister Sunday Dare has Congratulated Nigeria’s Under 20 men’s team, Flying Eagles for securing a ticket to the FIFA Under 20 World Cup later this year and also reaching the semifinals of the ongoing Under 20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The young Eagles edged out Uganda 1-0 on Thursday night to qualify for the semifinals of the AFCON and also sealed qualification to the FIFA U20 World Cup taking place in Indonesia in May. .

5. A provincial governor in the central Philippines and five other people have been shot dead by unknown gunmen on Saturday in the latest attack against local officials. Local police said six suspects carrying rifles and dressed in uniforms similar to those worn by the armed services entered the governor’s home in Pamplona town and opened fire. Roel Degamo, governor of Negros Oriental province, and five others were killed in the shooting . CHANNELS

6. Nigerian superstar Rema has added another colorful feather to his hat as his international hit single ‘Calm Down’ is now eligible for platinum certification. Released on February 11, 2022, as one of the lead singles off his debut album ‘Rave & Roses,’ the single went on to become a domestic hit before capturing listeners internationally. PULSE

7. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has congratulated the Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his victory in last Saturday’s presidential election. The Ukrainian president took to Twitter to send compliments on Thursday, a day after Tinubu was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). “Congratulations to @officialABAT on winning the Nigerian presidential election. I look forward to close cooperation,” he said. CHANNELS

8. Less than three months to hand over the baton of leadership to the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari is moving at a high speed to deliver some of the critical projects he inherited from previous administrations or those he initiated when he came on board ahead of the May 29 inauguration of new President-Elet, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The president had already inaugurated some of his legacy projects like the second Niger bridge, Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge rail, Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail and Itakpe-Warri standard gauge rail, among others. DAILY TRUST

9. Popular Nigerian afrobeat singer Seun Kuti has broken his silence following the outcome of the 2023 presidential election. Speaking in a post shared on his Instagram page to address Nigerians, the singer, who had earlier stated that he was a fool when he campaigned in 1999 for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, noted that Nigerians wanted the lesser of three evils but got the best of the evil. DAILY POST

10. President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has told the country’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles to focus their minds on winning Monday’s semi-final clash with either The Gambia or South Sudan to reach the Final of the 17th Africa U20 Cup of Nations ongoing in Egypt. Speaking to the players and officials in their dressing room at the Suez Canal Authority Stadium after the victory over Uganda on Thursday, which qualified the Flying Eagles for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals, Gusau lauded the spirited efforts of the squad and implored them to do even better against the opponents in the last four. VANGUARD






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