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Latest news: Top headlines for Thursday, June 20, 2024



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Start Your Day Right with Topnaija’s Morning Roundup. Get the latest news headlines from Nigerian newspapers for Thursday, June 20, 2024, exclusively on Stay informed with the latest in local and global news.

Meet n’ Greet: Atiku, IBB, Abdulsalam in Pictures

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar visited former military Heads of State Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar on Wednesday. The meetings took place at the respective residences of the former Nigerian rulers in Minna.

Atiku, who is also a former Vice President of Nigeria, shared news of the visits on social media platform X (formerly Twitter). He stated, “Today, I paid Sallah homage to former Heads of State Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) and Gen. Abdulsalami at their residences in Minna, Niger State.” Read more here.

UK Prime Minister’s bodyguard arrested in election scandal

A bodyguard for UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been arrested and suspended by the Metropolitan Police amid an investigation into alleged bets on the date of the next general election.

The officer, part of the Met’s Royalty and Specialist Protection Command, was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office. Read more here.

Nigeria’s crude oil production falls as Aiteo shuts down Nembe oilfields

Nigeria’s crude oil production has experienced a decline following the shutdown of oil production in the Nembe oilfields by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company, the operator of the NNPC/Aiteo Joint Venture on OML 29.

In a statement on Wednesday, Aiteo Media Officer Ndiana-Abasi Matthew confirmed an oil leak at the company’s Nembe Creek loading facility, was detected on Monday evening. The statement noted, Read more here.

Why Tapswap App Delays Token Allocation

Tapswap, a widely-used tap-to-earn app powered by the TON Blockchain, has announced an indefinite postponement of its token allocation to users.

The decision was made as the app’s representatives explored the most effective ways to reward its growing user base. Read more here.

Manchester United makes final decision on Mason Greenwood

Manchester United have commenced negotiations with Lazio regarding the transfer of Mason Greenwood, according to a report by The Daily Mail. The move follows Greenwood’s loan spell at Getafe last season after an internal investigation by Manchester United into his conduct.

Greenwood, 22, was arrested in January 2022 following allegations related to material published on social media. The charges, which included attempted rape and assault, were dropped on February 2, 2023. Despite this, Manchester United decided against reintegrating him into their first-team squad after an end-of-season review. Read more here.

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