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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Daily News 24, bringing you the top stories making headlines across Nigeria. Stay informed with the latest updates and developments.

1. Tinubu Re-elected as ECOWAS Chairman
President Bola Tinubu has been re-elected as chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a year after his initial election in Guinea-Bissau on July 9, 2023.

2. CJN to Swear in 12 New FCT Judges
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will swear in 12 new judges for the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Wednesday. The event will take place at the Supreme Court’s main courtroom.

3. EFCC Appeals Acquittal in Money Laundering Case
The EFCC has appealed a Federal High Court ruling that acquitted Abiodun Agbele, an aide to former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose, and three others in a N1.219 billion money laundering case.

4. Fuel Scarcity Worsens in Lagos and Abuja
Fuel scarcity is escalating in Lagos and other regions as private depot owners increase the ex-depot price from N630 to N720 per litre. In Abuja, some stations are selling petrol as high as N900/litre.

5. Mother and Daughter Killed in Ogun Gas Explosion
A gas explosion in Ibafo, Ogun State, killed Rafiat Sheriff and her seven-year-old daughter, Asisat. The incident occurred on Saturday evening, leaving two others injured.

6. Ritualist Arrested in Kwara for Attempted Murder
The Kwara State Police Command arrested 46-year-old Isiaka Adeniyi for attempting to slaughter a 10-year-old boy hawking pepper in Ilorin. The arrest took place on July 2, 2024.

7. Community Head and Corps Member Arrested for Drugs
NDLEA operatives arrested Osun community head Ige Babatunde with five kilograms of cannabis plants. Corps member Yusuf Abdulrahman was also arrested in Kano with a consignment of Loud.

8. University Workers to Protest Over Withheld Salaries
Nigerian university workers, under SSANU and NASU, will begin a nationwide protest on July 18, 2024, over four months of withheld salaries following failed negotiations with the government.

9. Ex-Minister Ordered to Account for N729 Billion Payments
A Federal High Court in Lagos ordered former Minister Sadia Umar-Farouk to account for N729 billion paid to 24.3 million poor Nigerians, providing details of the beneficiaries and payments by state.

10. Journalists Kidnapped in Kaduna
The Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the kidnapping of two journalists and their families in the Danhonu community, Millennium City. Police are working to secure their release.

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