• June 15, 2021

10 Must-Read News Items This Saturday Morning

Good morning reader! This is a summary of some news items:

1=.Newcastle United derailed Leicester City’s bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League with a 4-2 win on Friday that all but secured their place in the Premier League. Defeat left Leicester third, two points in front of Chelsea and five ahead of West Ham, with both London clubs having a game in hand over the Foxes. Only the top four at the end of the Premier League season qualify for the Champions League.

2=.UEFA on Friday announced sanctions, including financial punishments, against nine of the 12 clubs behind the aborted Super League project, after the clubs “apologised” and acknowledged “a mistake”. The governing body of European football said that “in a spirit of reconciliation” the nine clubs had agreed to a “Club Commitment Declaration” and accepted a five percent cut in their European revenue for one season.

3=.Gunmen have killed at least five policemen and two civilians in Rivers State. The attack which occurred on Friday night was launched at a police station in Rumuji community, Emohua LGA, and a police checkpoint, known as C4i at the entrance of Emohua from Port Harcourt.

4=.Israeli security forces killed two gunmen and critically wounded a third on Friday after they opened fire on a base in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police said. The exchange of fire at the Salem base outside the northern West Bank town of Jenin was the latest violence in the territory this week, and came as tensions soar in annexed east Jerusalem over an eviction threat hanging over four Palestinian familie

5=.Nine gunmen have been killed and four policemen injured in a botched attack on a police station in Imo State. This is according to the new Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, who disclosed this during a press conference on Friday in Owerri, the state capital.

6=.Two suspects have been arrested by the police over their alleged involvement in impersonation during the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration. The suspects identified as 50-year-old Sesan Obasa, and his alleged accomplice, Salvation Terhembe, were arrested and paraded before journalists at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in Bwari, Abuja.

7=.Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu has dismissed rumours making rounds that the Kairo market in Oshodi, which was gutted by fire on Thursday, was caused by a bomb explosion. While on-the-spot assessment of the damages at the market on Friday, Odumosu said people should desist from making inflammatory statements that could set the country on fire.

8=.Maldives police have arrested two people over an assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed who has been taken off life support, officials and relatives said Saturday. The Indian Ocean island has called in international help to investigate Thursday’s bomb attack that left the democracy pioneer and climate activist needing 16 hours of surgery to remove shrapnel from his lungs, liver, chest, abdomen and limbs.

9=.Mikel Arteta admits he feels “deep pain” at missing out on reaching the Europa League final but insists he is the right man to take Arsenal forward after a dismal season. Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by Villarreal at the Emirates on Thursday, with former boss Unai Emery’s current side advancing to a final against Manchester United 2-1 on aggregate

10=. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct a bye-election for the Gwaram Federal Constituency of Jigawa State on June 19. INEC Chairman, Information and VoterEducation Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this via a statement issued on Friday.

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