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

1. Following the recent hike in tuition fees in tertiary institutions and government schools, the National Association of University Students has threatened to embark on a mass protest against the recent hike in tuition fees in the country. This was exclusively disclosed to correspondent in a statement titled “Warning Against Tuition Fee Increment”, on Saturday, signed by the NAUS Chairman and National Deputy President, Eruobami Ayobami and Babalola Daniel, respectively. According to report on Friday, reports that the management of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State has reportedly increased fees for undergraduate students in the institution. PUNCH

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2. President Bola Tinubu has emphasized his unwavering dedication to ensuring that the Nigerian Armed Forces are well-equipped to effectively carry out their duty of safeguarding the lives and property of citizens within the country and beyond. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Senior Course 45 of the Command and Staff College in Jaji on Friday, President Tinubu highlighted the critical importance of addressing the sensitive nature of the present security landscape. He stressed that novel strategies and modern equipment are essential to counter contemporary and emerging security threats in the West African sub-region. President Tinubu expressed the urgent need for collaboration among member nations to bring about peace in the Lake Chad region, which is grappling with various security challenges. CHANNELS

3. Simon Ekpa, a popular Biafra agitator and Separatist, has announced a historic Biafran Self Referendum Convention tagged BSRC 2023. Ekpa, the Finland-based lawyer and Prime Minister of the Biafra Republic Government disclosed this through his official Twitter handle on Saturday. According to him, the event will be the first-ever gathering of Biafrans in Finland. Ekpa has continued to show his unalloyed commitment towards achieving the Biafra referendum and call for the release of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. DAILY POST

4. Troops of the Nigerian Army’s 63 Brigade Garrison under 6 division and the Department of State Services, in a sustained effort to rid Nigeria of criminality, on Saturday destroyed an enclave of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN)at Asaba, Delta State. While conducting a clearance operation, the troops raided a fortified enclave located in the middle of a forested High ground in the early hours of the day. Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu said, “The gallant troops overpowered the IPOB fighters in the exchange of fire that followed the encounter, compelling them to abandon their hideout in disarray. VANGUARD

5. A Russian war correspondent working for the state RIA Novosti news agency, Rostislav Zhuravlev, was killed in a Ukrainian strike in the southern Zaporizhzhia region on Saturday, the military announced. “As a result of a strike by the Ukrainian army using cluster munitions, four journalists were wounded in various levels of severity,” the Russian army said in a statement. “During an evacuation, the RIA Novosti journalist Rostislav Zhuravlev died from his wounds that resulted from the cluster munitions exploding.” CHANNELS

6. Confederation of African Football (CAF) has described Chiamaka Nnadozie as the Super Falcons saviour in their opening game at the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup. In Friday’s Group B game in Melbourne, a resolute Falcons side held Olympic champions Canada to a goalless draw. Nnadozie was brilliant for the Falcons as she made important saves in the one-side tie. The 22-year-old then capped her superb performance with a 50th minute penalty save. Praising the shot stopper for her heroics, CAF wrote on their women’s football Twitter handle:”Super Falcons‘ saviour!. LEADERSHIP

7. Popular Nigerian Skitmaker, Abdullahi Maruff Adisa, popularly known as Trinity Guy, has been released from prison. Trinity Guy was released Friday evening after meeting his bail conditions. Popular content creator, Abdulgafar Ahmad, aka Cute Abiola announced his release in a post on his Facebook page. Sharing Trinity’s picture, Cute Abiola wrote: “TRINITY is finally free on Bail. I’m wishing you all the best brother. May Almighty Allah keep guiding you to the right path. Welcome back ! My guy don pray tire, see him forehead.” DAILY P[OST

8. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, has called for an urgent action to address the pervasive issue of food insecurity in Nigeria. Emphasizing the importance of revitalizing the country’s food systems, Schmale commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s recent declaration of food security as a national emergency, considering it a positive step towards combating rising food prices and shortages. In a statement ahead of the Africa Social Impact Summit, organized by the Sterling One Foundation in collaboration with the UN in Nigeria, Schmale urged all stakeholders to unite and formulate a comprehensive rescue plan for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). VANGUARD

9. Hinata Miyazawa scored twice as former champions Japan smashed Women’s World Cup newcomers Zambia 5-0 in a rampant start to their campaign on Saturday. The free-flowing display was enough to prompt Japan coach Futoshi Ikeda to talk about his team challenging for the title in Australia and New Zealand. Japan, who won the World Cup in 2011, were a class above the 77th-ranked Zambia, creating a slew of chances with their sharp movement and passing in a performance that will have the tournament heavyweights on alert. Three of the goals came through sweeping upfield movements as Japan scored more than twice in a World Cup game for the first time since the triumphant tournament in Germany 12 years ago. CHANNELS

10. American pop star Ariana Grande is reportedly already seeing someone else, barely months after her split from her husband. According to reports by TMZ, the singer is dating her co-star from the set of the musical Wicked. They say that their sources with direct knowledge state that she and Ethan Slater who plays Boq in the film adaption of the Broadway musical started dating several months ago during the production of the movie. Ethan is a Tony award-nominated actor, singer, composer, and writer who also recently separated from his wife, Lily. PULSE

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