Top 5 Stories Of The Day | UN Warns of 82 Million Nigerians Starving

UN Warns of 82 Million Nigerians Starving
  • UN warns of 82 million Nigerians starving
  • Four British-Nigerians make it to the UK Parliamentary seats
  • Sophia Momodu alleges Davido is more interested in her body than their daughter
  • More States in Nigeria declare public holiday on July 8
  • Lagos State Governor advises pensioners not to donate to churches and mosques

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss.

UN warns of 82 million Nigerians starving

UN Warns of 82 Million Nigerians Starving

The United Nations has predicted that about 82 million Nigerians may face hunger and starvation due to the threats to agriculture, climate change, pest infestations, food price hikes, and more.

The report states that about 64% of the country’s population will suffer from extreme hunger and starvation as the hike in prices of food items has risen to its record highest since 1996.

The National Bureau of Statistics also reported that Nigeria’s food inflation rose to 40.66% in May 2024, making it the highest.

Four British-Nigerians make it to the UK Parliamentary seats

Four distinguished British-Nigerians have each won seats in the UK’s Parliamentary, making it a recognisable feat.

The general elections which decided the win of Labour Party’s Keir Starmer as the new Prime Minister of the UK also saw the rise of these four British-Nigerians.

The four are Kemi Badenoch, who returned as the Tory MP despite the tragic defeat of her Conservative Party members; Bayo Alaba won Newcastle against his opponent; Former Shadow Minister Taiwo Owatemi, who also made a return to the UK Parliament, and Chi Onwurah continued her winning streak by securing a seat in the parliament once again.

Sophia Momodu alleges Davido is more interested in her body than their daughter

Since Davido filed for joint custody of their daughter Imade Adeleke, Sophia Momodu, the mother and ex-lover of Nigerian singer Davido, has accused the artist of wanting more to do with her than to do with their daughter, claiming that he wants access to her body as she fights for full custody of their child against his wishes.

“The applicant is not fit to be granted custody of our daughter because he is not available and does not possess the ability to care for her dutifully,” she stated.

However, after a series of posts on social media platforms, Davido may have hinted at giving up at the court proceedings, suggesting that Sophia can take their child, Imade.

More States in Nigeria declare a public holiday on July 8

Although the Federal Government is yet to announce that the whole country will observe a public holiday on Monday, July 8, for Hijrah 1446, more states have declared that the day will be observed as a public holiday within their states.

The states participating in the Hijrah 1446 public holiday are Oyo, Kebbi, Osun, Jigawa, Kano, Sokoto, and Kwara.

The Hijrah 1446 is meant to be preserved by the Muslims in these States, encouraging them to celebrate Hijrah on a work-free day as their culture and traditions were deemed of high value to the State Governors.

Lagos State Governor advises pensioners not to donate to churches and mosques

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has advised Lagos State pensioners to be wiser in spending their money rather than donating it as a gratuity to religious causes.

“This is not meant to solve all family problems. It is about you, what you have earned and worked for.”

“When they say they want to build a church or mosque and ask you to come out to pledge ₦3m. Don’t do that. God will give you the wisdom to act; sanwo-olu has done his part o,” he said.

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