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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigeria News,

1. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has dispelled the rumours of him jostling to become Chief of Staff to President-elect, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu. El-Rufai stated this in Gombe on Saturday while addressing newsmen.

2. Jeffrey Guterman, a retired American mental health counselor, on Saturday disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) dismissed the application he made seeking the release of a file containing information about President-elect Bola Tinubu.

3. President-elect Bola Tinubu has congratulated King Charles III on his coronation as the King of England, saying he looks forward to working with the monarch. In a letter, Tinubu expressed confidence that King Charles would follow in the footsteps of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September 2022.

4. No fewer than 131 stranded Nigerian evacuees arrived in the country on Saturday. This brings to 637 the number of evacuees airlifted back to Nigeria since the country started airlifting on Wednesday.

5. Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong has disclosed that Northern Governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, supported power shift to the Southern part of Nigeria in order to promote the unity, peace and stability of Nigeria which the late Premier of the Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello stood for.

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6.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 14 suspected internet fraudsters at Rumuekini axis of Port Harcourt. The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that they were arrested on Friday during a sting operation in Port Harcourt.

7. The leadership of Academic Staff Union of Colleges of Agriculture (ASUCA) says it will do everything within the law to resist injustice meted out to its members over their exclusion in the recent 40% pay increase to those on CONPSS salary structure. The union in a press statement issued in Lafia, by its National President Dr. Peter Aboki called on the government to rescind the decision and include its members in the 40% increase.

8. Nine royal families in Oyo Kingdom of Oyo State have called on the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to halt the ongoing process of appointing a new Alaafin of Oyo, pending the determination of a case instituted in 2020 over the stool. The call was made at a press conference held at Akinmorin in Oyo town on Saturday.

9.Kaduna State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has disassociated itself from what it called counterfeit group of the Labour Party led by Lamidi Apapa as the National Chairman of the party. In a communique issued shortly after an emergency meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC)yesterday, the Kaduna State leadership of the party said the Apapa-led group is an agent of destabilisation.

10. Some youths suspected to be cultists on Saturday overran Sagamu, the headquarters of Sagamu Local Government School, Ogun State, killing three persons. The hoodlums, who were said to be members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities, renewed their supremacy battle, throwing caution to the wind.

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