Tuesday, June 25, 2024


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

1. Eleven successor electricity companies have applied for a review of their respective electricity tariffs, the Federal Government has disclosed. Disclosing this through a notice published by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Friday, the Federal Government said the request for rate review is premised on the need to incorporate changes in macroeconomic parameters and other factors affecting the quality of service, operations and sustainability of the companies. In the notice obtained by Channels Television, NERC stated that Discos request for rate review is in pursuant to Section 116 (1) and 2(a&b) of the Electricity Act 2023 and other extant rules. CHANNELS


2. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, would end sponsored criminality in the Southeast. IPOB made the call in reaction to the warning by the Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, over the sit-at-home order by Simon Ekpa. Lagbaja had warned that the Nigerian Army would no longer condone the sit-at-home order in the Southeast. The group said it’s not responsible for Mondays or failed seven-day and purported two-week sit-at-home orders and enforcement. DAILY POST

3. Primate Elijah Ayodele of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has asked President Bola Tinubu to increase workers’ minimum wage to N100,000. Ayodele made this call in a statement signed by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin on Thursday. The cleric said an increase in the minimum wage would cushion the effect of subsidy removal instead of the proposed N8,000 palliatives to 12 million households. Primate Ayodele said the N8,000 palliatives will only lead to corruption and will not reach out to the poor masses that need it. He said the palliatives will not have any serious impact on the people because of corruption among politicians. VANGUARD

4. Some students of the Lagos State University, Ojo, have blamed cultists also known as ‘Ojo boys’ for the disruption of the Poco Lee Homecoming concert on Thursday evening in Lagos. The students also alleged that the cultists came into the campus with pistols and other arms. Pascal Odinaka, a dancer and an alumnus of LASU popularly called Poco Lee, hosted a ‘Homecoming’ concert at the LASU Main Auditorium, Ojo Campus, on Thursday. Another alumnus, Bella Shmurda, a popular singer was also billed to perform at the show. A student who gave his name simply as Seye, explained that the first fracas started when the organisers sold excess tickets for a limited space, saying fans who bought VIP, VVIP seats had a challenge gaining entry into the hall which was already overcrowded at 12 noon. PUNCH

5. Barely 24 hours after an FCT High Court sitting in Abuja ordered the release of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, from detention, another FCT High Court, on Friday, has also nullified his arrest, detention and interrogation by the Department of State Services (DSS). In a judgment upon an Originating Motion on Notice brought before the Court by Mr. Emefiele, against Incorporated Trustees of Forum for Accountability and Good Leadership, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Inspector General of Police, State Security Service (SSS) and the Central Bank of Nigeria, the presiding Judge held that the arrest, detention and interrogation of Emefiele were in violation of the subsisting judgment and orders of Justice M. A. Hassan in Suit No. FCT/HC/GAR/CV/41/2022. LEADERSHIP

6. India launched a rocket on Friday carrying an unmanned spacecraft to land on the Moon, its second attempt to do so as its cut-price space programme seeks to reach new heights. The heavyweight LVM3-M4 rocket lifted off from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh carrying the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, as thousands of enthusiasts clapped and cheered. “Chandrayaan-3… has begun its journey to the Moon. Health of the spacecraft is normal,” the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Twitter. The world’s most populous nation has a comparatively low-budget aerospace programme that is rapidly closing in on the milestones set by global space powers. CHANNELS

7. The eighth edition of the Big Brother Naija television reality show is to premiere July 23 as an all-star show, with housemates from the seven previous editions. Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head, Content & West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria disclosed this during a media briefing held in Lagos on Friday. Tejumola said the premiere would air on all Africa Magic channels: Africa Magic Urban, Showcase and Family at 7 pm WAT. She said the overall winner of the show would be walking away with ₦‎120 million cash prize as well as other prizes. PULSE

8. Newly appointed Wikki Tourists head coach Azeez Mohammed has demanded cooperation from the entire stakeholders at the club. Mohammed signed a two-year contract with the Bauchi Elephants on Thursday. The club’s management were accused of interference by Wikki Tourists’ former handler Suleiman Dogo. Mohammed, however, wants all hands to work together to achieve a collective goal. Wikki Tourists will participate in the Nigeria National League next season. DAILY POST

9. Some 289 children are known to have died in the first half of 2023 while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, the United Nations said Friday. The figure is double that recorded in the first six months of 2022, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said, as it called for expanded safe, legal and accessible pathways for children to seek protection in Europe. Verena Knaus, UNICEF’s global lead on migration and displacement, said the true figures were likely to be higher as many shipwrecks in the central Mediterranean leave no survivors or go unrecorded. VANGUARD

10. Award-winning Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) show The New Babington Family show will be airing a new season this month on July 20, 2023. Speaking of the show, its producer, Wale Adenuga Jnr, said since the programme commenced airing in 2019, the storylines have really evolved to the present point. The New Babington Family stars a wide range of talented artistes who interpret the captivating story perfectly including Vivian Anani, Kunle Coker, Gloria Young, Toyin Alausa, Imotunde Adeyemo, Dele Fagboyo, Nobert Young, Ayo Adesanya, Raphael Niyi, Nwonye Chiamaka, Ibironke Ojo (Oshodi Oke), Bukky Ogunnote, Okey Jude, Tony Akposheri, Funky Mallam, Victor Edogun, Sally Usifo among others. LEADERSHP




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