Thursday, June 13, 2024


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

1. On Friday, the embattled apex bank boss secured the order of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, which directed the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, to allow him access to his lawyers and family members. Emefiele was arrested by the DSS on Saturday, a day after his suspension by President Bola Tinubu. He is currently undergoing interrogation at the secret police’s headquarters in Abuja for alleged terrorism financing, economic sabotage, mismanagement of forex and the naira redesign policy, among others. Justice Hamza Muazu of the FCT High Court made the order on Friday, stating that access to his lawyers and family members was Emefiele’s constitutional right. PUNCH


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2. The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the redeployment of the Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) Hafiz Inuwa, Bala Ciroma, and Frank Mba. This comes less than 24 hours after Ciroma and Mba’s promotion from Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to DIG by the Police Service Commission). The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Saturday, disclosed that Inuwa was deployed to head the Department of Logistics and Supply. The recently promoted Ciroma and Mba were also said to have been posted to head the Department of Training and Development and the Department of Research and Planning, respectively. CHANNELS

3. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WimBiz) have demanded the inclusion of more women in the leadership of the nation’s financial sectors. They made the call Friday in Abuja at a workshop on ‘Advancing Women as Leaders in Nigeria’s Finance Industry’ organized by WimBiz as part of community practice for women’s financial inclusion coordinated by the CBN and Women’s World Banking organisation. Speaking at the event, the Executive Director WimBiz, Mrs Hansatu Adegbite, noted that some successes recorded with women in leadership positions in the banking sector should be replicated in other financial sectors of the nation’s economy to boost national development. Adegbite said, “Our main target is to ensure that every organisation in the financial industry has at least 35 percent representation of women in leadership positions.  VANGUARD

4. The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has accused the Federal Government of not acting tough against Shell. MOSOP President, Fegalo Nsuke called for the immediate evacuation of residents of Eleme communities of Rivers State. The organisation, on Friday, decried the oil spill noticed from a facility run by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), in the week. Nsuke listed the affected localities impacted by the incident as Ogale, Aleto, Agbonchia, Onne, Okpaku and Alesa. The activist noted that government’s failure to heavily sanction Shell for polluting communities was the reason for its reoccurrence over the years. DAILY POST

5. Immediate-past Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is set to arrive in Sierra Leone this Saturday, to chair a 12-person Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) for the country’s elections. According to report Osinbajo had accepted the offer of the Commonwealth to lead the Observer Group constituted by its Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, to observe the general elections in Sierra Leone. Confirming Osinbajo’s itinerary via his Twitter handle, his media adviser, Laolu Akande, said the former Vice President will be in Sierra Leone for the rest of the month. LEADERSHIP

6. Nigerian chef, Damilola Adeparusi, popularly known as Chef Dammy, has revealed plans to displace celebrity chef, Hilda Baci as the Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon by an individual. According to report this comes a few days after GWR confirmed Hilda’s Cook-A-Thon of 93 hours and 11 minutes. Speaking during an interview with Vanguard in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, Chef Dammy reiterated that the just concluded 120-hour cook was not registered with the Guinness World Records. According to Dammy, following the support she received from well-wishers and notable Nigerians in the society during the last cook-A-Thon, she has officially decided to cook for 150 hours and ensure it is duly registered with GWR. NAIJANEWS

7. The United States on Friday announced a further $205 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine to help the country with shortages of food, drinking water and other needs as its fights against Russia’s invasion. The aid, which will be distributed via partner NGOs in the region, was also aimed at helping victims of the conflict maintain contact with family members who have been separated, top US diplomat Antony Blinken said in a statement. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, more than six million people have fled the country and more than five million have been internally displaced, according to the US State Department. CHANNELS

8. Militants linked to the Islamic State group have killed 25 students in western Uganda in the country’s worst such attack in years, police and local officials said Saturday. The army said it was pursuing militants from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) after the cross-border raid late Friday on a secondary school in Kasese district near the Democratic Republic of Congo. National police spokesman Fred Enanga said “a dormitory was burnt and food store looted” in the attack on Lhubiriha Secondary School in Mpondwe by the ADF, which is based in DR Congo’s strife-torn east. The Resident Commissioner for Kasese, Joe Walusimbi, told AFP that a number of students were still missing and the deceased so far were all pupils. VANGUARD

9. The draw ceremony for the Nigeria National League Super Eight playoffs will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. The draws is scheduled to begin by 8pm at the ground. The NNL Super Eight playoffs participating teams are expected to arrive Asaba on or before Saturday July 1st. The NNL confirmed that the draw will be a round- robin method in the two conferences. Teams from the Northern Conference will face each other, same applies with the Southern conference teams playing one another. DAILY POST

10. The rematch between former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and British boxer Dillian Whyte has been thrown in doubt due to financial disagreements. Joshua’s plan is to head into a massive showdown with Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia in December. However, the British-Nigerian wants to box again under new trainer Derrick James to prepare, following his underwhelming win over Jermaine Franklin in April. Whyte is understood to be Joshua’s preferred opponent, but he’s unhappy with the money that’s been put on the table. PUNCH




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