Friday, June 21, 2024


Good Evening ! Below is a Summary of News Stories Across Nigeria and Abroad:

1. President Bola Tinubu has ordered the Department of State Security Services (DSS) to immediately vacate the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ikoyi, Lagos. DSS officials stormed the EFCC Ikoyi office, stopping officials from accessing their workplace. Gunshots were also held in the area. But Tinubu in a statement by his media aide Tunde Rahman, the President called on the DSS to quit the premises. CHANNELS

2. Osun State High Court has found the popular hotel owner, Dr Ramon Adedoyin guilty in the murder case of Timothy Adegoke, a former master’s degree student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, whose death occurred between November 5 and 7, 2021, at Hilton Honours Hotel, Ile-Ife. The Osun Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, while delivering her judgement on the case, held that the circumstantial evidence available to the court, pointed to the killing of Adegoke while being a guest at the hotel owned by Adedoyin. According to her, Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box did not help him, as the circumstantial evidence had shifted the burden of proof on him. PUNCH

3. The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, has rejected the removal of fuel subsidy as announced by President Bola Tinubu during his swearing-in ceremony on Monday. TUC in a statement by its President and Secretary General, Festus Osifo and Nuhu Toro, respectively, warned that it is a joke taken too far. VANGUARD

4. The Benin Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BENCCIMA) has elected Barrister Austin Atakpu as its new President following the death of the former President, Mrs Aina Omo-Ojeonu, early 2023. The election of the new president and other executive officers was held during the 58th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Chamber, which held in Benin City, Edo State. Until his recent position, Atakpu was acting President of the Chamber. In a statement released Tuesday from the office of the President, other members of the new executive include; Engr. Godwin Omoregie Eki as the 1st Deputy President; Barr. Alex Eghosa Aganmwonyi as 2nd Deputy President; Pastor O.A. Balogun as Vice President; Sir (Dr.) B.J Braie as Vice President; Mr. Jonathan Alele Oboite as Vice President; Hon. (Barr.) Igbuan Ilofuan as Vice President; Lady Taiye Agbontaen as Treasurer; Mr. Andrew Odihi Ogiamien as elected Council Member, and Mr. Ekpen Isoken Odemwingie as elected Council Member, respectively. LEADERSHIP

5. More than 1,000 attacks on health care systems in Ukraine have been recorded since the start of the Russian invasion, more than in any other humanitarian emergency, the WHO said Tuesday. The attacks have impacted health providers, supplies, facilities and transport, including ambulances, said the World Health Organization’s European region office. CHANNELS

6. Nigeria’s Flying Eagles missed their official training session on Sunday after the team’s arrival in San Juan was delayed by Argentine airport officials. The team was due for training at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentario on Monday night. The training session was, however, called off after their flight from Buenos Aires to San Juan was delayed for several hours. PUNCH

7. Nollywood actor, Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, aka Nedu, has warned single people against believing that marriage no longer works as being spread on social media. Nedu, who got divorced from his wife last year, gave the advice on the latest episode of The Honest Bunch audiovisual podcast co-hosted by him. He said that the people whose marriages don’t work have the loudest voice on social media, noting that the many whose marriages are thriving would rather keep it private. VANGUARD

8. About 30 members of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, have been arrested in Enugu State. It was learnt that they were arrested by operatives of the Enugu State Police Command at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu. The agitators were in the area in connection with the Biafra Day commemoration. DAILY POST

9. Nollywood actress, Margaret Olayinka aka Iya Gbonkan has appealed for a car gift from her fans. The renowned actress, who is known for her creepy roles lamented that she does not own a car despite spending decades in the movie industry. In a video now in circulation, she claimed to have been using public transport to move around. PUNCH

10. Napoli are reportedly set to offer Victor Osimhen a new contract as they look to keep the striker despite strong interest in him from elsewhere. Manchester United and Chelsea are amongst the clubs that are tracking Osimhen, who is the top scorer in Serie A this season with 25 goals. According to Calciomercato, Napoli owner is eager to keep Osimhen at the club and is doing his utmost to convince him to stay. Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco have also been linked with the prolific 24-year-old. LEADERSHIP




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