Good morning readers! This is a summary of some top news stories:
1=.Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time as a Kai Havertz goal secured a tense 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Saturday’s final in Porto, shattering Pep Guardiola’s dream of lifting the trophy for the third time, a decade on from his last triumph. Havertz rounded Ederson to score three minutes before half-time at the Estadio do Dragao and the Chelsea players ran to the far end of the pitch to celebrate with the German
2=.Some 14 abducted students and staff of Greenfield University in Kaduna State have been released, Channels Television can report. They were released on Saturday afternoon at a location along the Kaduna- Abuja highway.
3=.Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has warned that traders who comply with Monday’s sit-at-home order should be ready to forfeit their shops. Mr Umahi issued the warning in a state-wide broadcast on Saturday in Abakaliki to mark the sixth anniversary of his administration.
4=.A facility occupied by the Abia State Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Umuagu, Umuahia, has been razed down by unknown gunmen. Some suspects detained in the facility were also released. A policeman who craved anonymity confirmed the development
5=.There was panic in Anambra State yesterday following rumours of an attack on five soldiers in Ihiala area of the state. Commuters passing through major entry and exit routes in the state, especially the Niger Bridge Head entry point from Asaba in nearby Delta State, Amansea border to Enugu State as well as Amorka boundary with Imo State experienced serious gridlock because of tightened security checks.
6=.Mali’s junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita left the capital Bamako Saturday, his first full day as president, headed for Ghana where West African leaders will decide on a response to the country’s second coup in nine months. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) invited Goita to come to Ghana’s capital Accra for “consultations” ahead of an extraordinary summit on Sunday devoted to Mali.
7=.Police in Italy are searching for the body of an 18-year-old girl suspected to have been killed by her Pakistani family after refusing an arranged Muslim marriage. The girl’s parents, an uncle and two cousins are under investigation for murder, lieutenant colonel Stefano Bove of the Carabinieri police said Saturday.
8=.Former Roma and Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti was on Saturday named as Napoli’s new coach. “Welcome Luciano, together we will do a great job,” the Serie A club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis posted on twitter.
9=.The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) says the number of active COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased to 7,657, with 31 confirmed additional cases. The NCDC made this known via its verified wedsite on Saturday.
10=.Victor Osimhen will take the Italian Serie A by storm next season following the appointment of “top” coach Luciano Spalletti, according to the player’s agent. Player agent William D’Avilla said he believes that the favoured 4-2-3-1 formation of the experienced Spalletti will bring out the best in the Super Eagles striker.