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Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Friday, June 21, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on President Tinubu to end marginalisation of South East

The apex socio-cultural group of Igbos, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to address the ongoing marginalisation of the South East geopolitical zone.

In a statement on Thursday, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, emphasized the importance of supporting President Tinubu’s administration for the benefit of the zone. Read more here.

Chelsea: “Fans will be surprised next season” — Madueke

Chelsea winger Noni Madueke has confidently predicted that his teammate Carney Chukwuemeka will be a significant threat to Premier League defenders next season. Speaking to the club’s official website, Madueke shared his high expectations for the young midfielder, who is looking to rebound from an injury-plagued campaign.

Madueke, who joined Chelsea from PSV Eindhoven in January 2023, experienced a mixed first full season at Stamford Bridge. Despite the ups and downs, the 22-year-old finished strong, contributing three goals and two assists in the last nine matches. Read more here.

Chelsea not ready to give up on Osimhen

Chelsea FC continues to express strong interest in acquiring Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, as reported by Caught Offside. The Blues are eager to bring the prolific Napoli forward to Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window.

Osimhen, who is considered one of the most lethal strikers in world football, has attracted significant attention this summer. However, Napoli’s hefty €130 million release clause may pose a significant obstacle to any potential deal. Read more here.

Cooking gas prices surge in Nigeria: May 2024 report revealed

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported a significant rise in 5kg of cooking gas prices across Nigeria.

According to its latest Cooking Gas Prices Watch released in Abuja on Wednesday, the average price surged from N6,521.58 in April 2024 to N7,418.45 in May 2024, marking a 13.75% increase month-on-month. Read more here.

Euro 2024: Spain’s Rodri suspended for Final group match against Albania

Spain’s midfielder Rodri will miss the team’s final group stage match at Euro 2024 against Albania after receiving his second yellow card in consecutive games.

The suspension comes after Rodri was booked during Spain’s 1-0 victory over Italy for complaining to the referee, an action restricted to the team captain under new tournament regulations. Read more here.

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