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APC Releases Amended Timetable For Primary Elections

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Ahead of the 2023 general election, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved a revised timetable and schedule of activities for the forthcoming election.

2023: Banky-W Wins PDP Ticket In Lagos

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Singer and businessman, Mr Olubankole Wellington, popularly called Banky W, has been declared winner of the PDP primaries for the Eti-Osa constituency House of Representatives in the upcoming 2023 general election. The music star who contested against Mr Sam Aiboni, a legal practitioner, won by a landslide after polling 28 out of 31 votes as against 3 by Mr Sam. The primaries delegates consisted of 31 ad hoc members of the PDP and one national delegate. The Returning Officer, Mr Ayodele Kazeem, who declared the results, described the process as peaceful and transparent.

2023 President: APC Postpone Screening Of Aspirants

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The All Progressive Congress (APC) party has postponed its earlier scheduled screening of its presidential aspirants that was slated for today Monday, April 2022. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Felix Morka made this known yesterday in Abuja, saying his party regrets announcing the postponement of its earlier scheduled primary election but promised to get back as soon as the next date is scheduled. Vigil360 earlier reported that no fewer than 25 aspirants have indicated interest to vie for the number one seat on the platform of the ruling party.

Tedros Re-Elected For Second Term As WHO DG

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Member-States of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday re-elected Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus to serve as the Director-General (DG) of the Organization for the second term of five years. His re-election was contained in a statement published on the WHO’s website which disclosed that he was the sole candidate and his second term commences officially on August 16, 2022.

Healthcare Financing: FG Impose Tax On Phone Calls To Foot Bill

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The Federal Government has revealed that it has introduced a new telecommunication tax that is targeted to finance a subsidy cost for the provision of healthcare to vulnerable persons in the country. The new law was contained in the just concluded national Health Insurance Authority Bill 2021 and was just endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari into law on May 19, 2022. As contained in the new law, section 26(1c) of the Act states that the source of the money for the funding of the new health law will include; telecommunication tax, at least a kobo per second of total GSM calls being made in Nigeria.

National Health Bill Approved By President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022 into law which repeals the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act, Cap N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. During the signing ceremony, President Buhari stated that a fund will be set up “to ensure coverage of 83 million poor Nigerians who cannot afford to pay premiums as recommended by the Lancet Nigeria Commission”.

CBN Raises Interest Rate From 11.5% To 13%

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In an effort to tame the rising inflation rate in the country, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has raised the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) to 13 percent. The MPR is the baseline interest rate of a nation’s economy and every other interest rate used within the economy is built on it.

FG Approves Tax Reliefs, Other Support For Tech Start-ups

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The Federal Government (FG) has approved tax reliefs and other incentives for tech start-up companies to enable the implementation of strategies to support the development of more Innovation-Driven Enterprises (IDE). The approved tax reliefs and incentives are expected to create millions of jobs across the country. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

FG Appoints New Accountant-General

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The Federal government has approved the appointment of Mr Anamekwe Chukwuyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation. This was revealed in a statement by one of the President's media aides Tolu Ogunlesi via social media on 22nd May 2022, noting that Nwabuoku is to assume the office of the OAGF pending the outcome of Ahmed Idris's investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

NBBF Crisis: FG Appoints Interim Management Committee

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The Federal Government (FG) has set up an Interim Management Committee to oversee Nigerian basketball amidst the lingering leadership crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). This was disclosed on Monday in a statement signed by the Director, Press Relations of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mohammed Manga.

Europa League Final: Okocha Predict Win For His Former Club, Frankfurt

Football

Nigerian Super Eagle Legend Austine Okocha has explained why his former club, Eintracht Frankfurt will beat Rangers in the UEFA Europa League despite the struggle by Rangers. Okocha played for four years with the Eagles and netted 18 goals in 90 appearances for the former Bundesliga champions. The rangers have three countrymen of Okocha who are considered good to score the league for the club, they include, Joe Aribo, Calvin Bassey, and Leon Balogun in the squad.

Flying Eagles qualify For 2023 U-20 AFCON

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The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have booked a place in next year's U-20 AFCON after defeating Cote D’Ivoire 2-1 in the semi-final of the ongoing WAFU B U20 championship in Niamey.

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Amidst ASUU Strike: EKSU Announced Resumption Of Academic Activities

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Ekiti State University in Ado Ekiti yesterday after a resolution at the ASUU meeting has announced school resumption today Tuesday 24th May 2022. Information and Corporate Affairs Director, Bode Olofinmuagun disclosed this in a statement yesterday, saying the decision was reached on Monday after the school management meeting that took place in the school. Olofinmuagun revealed that the school management has reviewed and discussed the impact of the industrial action with all the four staff unions of the institution.

NIS Set To Introduce Passport Tracking System

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) stated that it has introduced a tracking system to enhance the process of issuance and collection of passports. The Acting Comptroller-General, NIS, Idris Jere disclosed this to journalists during a virtual media briefing. According to him, “The NIS has introduced a passport tracking system. With the system, applicants can now trace the status of their passports from the comfort of their homes.

Kanye West Faces Lawsuit After Sampling Sermon Without Permission

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A Texas pastor has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against American rapper and record producer Ye who is formerly known as Kanye West over a sample featured in the song “Come to Life.” Bishop David P. Moten alleges that about 20% of the Donda single is lifted from a sermon he delivered at Victoria, Texas’ the Joy of the Lord Worship Center in 2011, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday at the U.S. District Court in Dallas, Billboard reports. A portion of Moten’s sermon, “My soul cries out Hallelujah and I thank God for saving me” is heard at the beginning of “Come to Life,” with that excerpt sampled throughout the song. Moten claims that West and his team did not seek permission to use the sample prior to releasing it on Donda.

Russia Pulls Out Of The Council of Baltic Sea States

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Russia has on Tuesday 17th of May 2021 announced that it had decided to pull out of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), stating that the organisation has abandoned the principles on which it was created, and is turning it into an instrument of anti-Russian policy.