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

1. President Bola Tinubu has landed at the Dipo Dina stadium in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, on a visit to the South-West state. Governor Dapo Abiodun was on the ground to receive President Tinubu, who arrived on a Nigeria Air Force helicopter. The President is in Ogun State for a visit to the Awujale of Ijebu Land, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona. He was accompanied by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, Dele Alake; the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu; and his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila. President Tinubu also inspected a guard of honour mounted for him by the military at the stadium after which he left for the private residence of the Awujale. CHANNELS

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2. Singer Davido has broken his silence amid the allegations of infidelity levelled against him. The musician made his first social media post via Instagram Story on Thursday since the news of his alleged infidelity broke out. Davido responded to the claims with a poster of his song, ‘Unavailable’. The award-winning singer found himself in a messy situation after two women accused him of impregnating them. LEADERSHIP

3. Students of the Taraba State University have expressed joy as the management banned the sale of handouts and textbooks by lecturers. The management, on Thursday, also announced a ban on the collection of unauthorised dues from the students. The announcement, contained in a circular, was made through the office of the school registrar and signed by Yakubu D Fwa, Deputy Registrar, Academics. It said any lecturer caught flouting the directive would be brought to book. DAILY POST

4. The President, Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, said he invoked the spirit of freedom during his electioneering in Ogun State. He said during the campaign season, some of his popular statements that resonated with Nigerians and his supporters were used to invoke the spirit. The former Lagos State governor said the hardship that accompanied the Central Bank of Nigeria cash swap policy during the electioneering period forced him to invoke the spirit of freedom in the South West state. PUNCH

 

5. Nigerian singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, aka Iyanya, has explained why he has not yet addressed allegations made by Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson in her recently published book.  The actress alleged in the book that Iyanya cheated on her with Tonto Dikeh while they were dating. The ‘Kukere’ crooner said that he would be criticized by many if he tell his own side of the story. He, however, said regardless of the envisioned backlash his reply would pull, he is still going to tell his side of the story soon. VANGUARD

6. Presumed human remains have been discovered near the wreck of the Titan submarine. The US Coast Guard announced on Wednesday saying the remains will be brought back to the US and analyzed, part of the wider international investigation into what went wrong during the catastrophic voyage to the Titanic shipwreck earlier this month. Also, the first photos of the mangled submersible wreckage being recovered from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean have emerged. The dramatic images captured crews unloading pieces of the doomed sub off the Horizon Arctic ship onto dry land at the Canadian Coast Guard pier in St John’s, Newfoundland, on Wednesday – more than one week after it imploded around 13,000 feet underwater close to the wreckage of the Titanic, killing all five men on board. LEADERSHIP

7. UEFA has shortened the name of its third-tier competition from “Europa Conference League” to “Conference League” from the 2024-25 season, European football’s governing body said Wednesday. The 2024 and 2025 finals will be held in Athens and Wroclaw respectively, while Lisbon will host the 2025 Women’s Champions League final at Sporting’s Estadio Jose Alvalade. The new Agia Sofia Stadium, home of AEK Athens, will be observed by UEFA officials until this November before confirming the 2024 final there. CHANNELS

8. Popular comedian, Lawrence Oluwaseyitan Aletile, aka Seyi Law, has labelled those condemning the long motorcade that followed President Bola Tinubu when he arrived in Lagos from London a few days ago as “idiots”. According to him, the president’s motorcade is less than 10 percent of the entire vehicles in the convoy. He said there was no more appropriate way to ascertain that the critics were mentally ill than their display of “foolishness” by assuming all the cars were Tinubu’s motorcade. The comedian said the critics would have claimed that the president lacks legitimacy if there were no crowd to welcome at the airport. DAILY POST

9. Zambian police have arrested former President Edgar Lungu’s son and daughter-in-law on charges of money laundering and possessing property believed to be proceeds of crime worth more than $5 million. Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga also disclosed that Dalitso Lungu and his wife, Matilda, have been arrested in their capacity as directors of Saloid Traders Limited. Hamoonga said they were accused of owning 69 motor vehicles and other properties believed to have been proceeds of crime in the country, according to VOA. However, Patriotic Front Party has described the move as continued persecution of Lungu’s family by the government. VANGUARD

10. Bayern Munich said Wednesday they had decided not to renew their sponsorship arrangement with Qatar Airways, which had long been controversial because of human rights concerns in the Gulf country. In a joint statement, both sides said the contract would end “by mutual agreement” on June 30 after a five-year partnership. Bayern’s new CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said the team and Qatar Airways “have worked together successfully and learned from each other”. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways’ chief executive, wished Bayern “all the best for the future”. CHANNEL

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