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Latest news: Top headlines for Friday, June 28, 2024



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Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Friday, June 28, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

Donald Trump wins debate, Democrats panic over Biden’s conduct

A CNN survey conducted after the presidential debate showed that 67% of viewers believed Donald Trump emerged as the winner, compared to 33% for Joe Biden.

This result has sparked significant concern among prominent Democrats, with some labelling President Biden’s performance as disappointing. Read more here.

EFCC chairman orders arrest of officials involved in hotel assault

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has directed the arrest of officials involved in the assault of a hotel employee in Lagos.

This move comes in response to a disturbing video that surfaced online, purportedly showing EFCC officials conducting a raid on Annex and Regional hotels in Isashi Ojo, Lagos. Read more here.

Senate backs presidential jet (VIDEO)

Senate President Godswill Akpabio indicated that if President Tinubu requests it, the Senate is likely to approve funds for the presidential jet.

He emphasized the Senate’s commitment to both the president’s duties and the welfare of the Nigerian people, stating, “We care about the president and we care about the Nigerian people. We will approve things that will benefit the Nigerian people.” Read more here.

“Illegal to release content without our approval” — NFVCB warns

The National Films and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB) has issued a stern warning to content creators, emphasizing that releasing music videos, skits, and films without obtaining proper classification from the board is illegal.

This measure aims to ensure that audiovisual content is suitable for all audiences, particularly protecting children from inappropriate material. Read more here.

Referee Gil Manzano dismissed from Euro 2024 by UEFA

Euro 2024 has seen the unexpected departure of referee Gil Manzano, who has been ‘dismissed’ by UEFA and will no longer officiate any matches in the tournament. The decision was reported by Spanish outlet Carrusel Deportivo.

Manzano, who had officiated the group stage match between France and Austria, where he booked Kylian Mbappe for reentering the pitch without instruction, is returning home after refereeing just one game. Read more here.

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