Good morning, readers, this is a summary of some top news stories:
1=.Former Chelsea and Cote D’Ivoire striker Didier Drogba has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Sciences and Technology of Africa Network (RUSTA) in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Drogba according to the university was deserving of the award in recognition of his contributions to nation-building and restoration of peace in his country.
2=.Nigerian pastor and televangelist TB Joshua has died aged 57, according to social media posts on his official Twitter account and news reports. Joshua was the leader and founder of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (Scoan), a church that runs the Emmanuel television station in Lagos, Nigeria.
3=.Gallant policemen have foiled an attempt to break into the Imo State Police headquarters complex early Sunday morning, according to State Police Public Relation Officer Bala Elkana. The police spokesperson said the hoodlums tried gaining access from the adjoining area of the Command at Works Layout but were repelled by officers who were ready on the ground.
4=.American rapper, Tavares Lamont Taylor, professionally known as Lil Reese, has been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend two weeks after he was shot in the eye. According to TMZ, the Chicago rapper was nabbed on May 29 around 10:30 PM, after cops were called to his home.
5=.The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives in Lagos has intercepted total of 34,950 capsules of Tramadol and Diazepam suspected to be heading to insurgents’ camps in Borno state. A 25-year-old suspect, Mohammed Isah was nabbed by the agency while trying to move the drugs from Lagos to Borno.
6=.Around 100 civilians were killed overnight in the deadliest attack in Burkina Faso since jihadist violence erupted in the country in 2015, security and local sources said Saturday. The attack occurred during the night of Friday to Saturday when “armed individuals staged an incursion” into the northern town of Solhan, a security source said.
7=.India on Saturday issued “one last notice” to Twitter to comply with new IT regulations that the social media giant says threaten privacy guarantees. Digital rights activists say New Delhi’s latest rules could be used by the government to identify authors of critical posts on social media sites.
8=.A giant African pouched rat called Magawa who spent years sniffing out landmines in the Cambodian countryside has stopped working and will enjoy a well-earned retirement eating bananas and peanuts, his employers told AFP. Magawa, originally from Tanzania, was trained by the Belgian charity APOPO which says the rodent helped clear mines from 225,000 square metres of land in his five-year career, the equivalent of 42 football pitches.
9=.With the transfer market well underway, Erling Haaland has once again raised questions about his future after posting a friendly comment on Reinier’s Instagram post, in which he features alongside Rodrygo. Real Madrid have both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe on their agenda. The club would love to have one of Europe’s hottest talents in Haaland in their side, with the Norwegian once again sparking up rumours about a possible mov
10=.France go into Euro 2020 as one of the favourites but Paul Pogba is urging them to pay no attention to the hype. Paul Pogba has warned France they need to remain humble to avoid Euro 2020 disappointment, adamant they will just be seen as a “PlayStation team” if they are not successful.