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Rivers' Attorney-General Resigns

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The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers State, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, has resigned from the state executive council following the ongoing crisis in Rivers State. Reports suggest that Zacchaeus' resignation was due to the reshuffle carried out by the state Governor, Sim Fubara. Earlier in the week, Fubara reshuffled his cabinet and reassigned Zacchaeus as the commissioner for Special Duties (Governor’s Office), but the former commissioner for Justice turned down the new role.

President Tinubu Appoints Consuls-General, Chargés d’Affaires For 14 Countries.

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of 12 consuls-general and five chargés d’affaires to represent Nigeria in 14 countries. The minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday where he said they are to resume duty with immediate effect. The names of the consulates-general and their countries of posting are: Ambassador Auwalu Jega Namadina – Atlanta, U.S.A.; Ambassador Nnamdi Okechukwu Nze – Bata, Equatorial Guinea; Ambassador Francis Ntui Enya – Douala, Cameroon;

Emeka Ihedioha Resigns From PDP

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A former governor of Imo State and ex-deputy speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday in a letter titled, ‘Resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party.’ The letter reads in part, “Since 1998, I have contributed my quota to the development and transformation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as one of the founding members.

As Drug Price Sour Amidst Poverty, Drop In Life Expectancy Eminent In Nigeria – Expert

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The shutting down of some pharmaceutical companies leaving the country coupled with the hyper inflation that has hit the country after the removal of fuel subsidy by President Tinubu administration, prices of malaria, antibiotics, anti-diabetes, hypertension drugs and other related products have soured leading to fears of increased mortality and reduced life expectancy among Nigerians.The danger has manifested more vicious as retail prices for the most commonly used medication in country have skyrocketed by at least 300 per cent in the last six months unchallenged. 

WHO Raises Awareness On 'Likely' Contaminated J&J Syrup

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The World Health Organization is likely to issue a wider warning about contaminated Johnson and Johnson-made children's cough syrup found in Nigeria last week, it said in an email. On Wednesday last week during a routine test, Nigeria's regulator recalled a batch of Benylin syrup, having found a high level of diethylene glycol in the product. Diethylene glycol is toxic to humans when consumed and can result in acute kidney failure, although there have been no reports of harm in the latest incident. The contaminant, alongside another closely related toxin, has been linked to the deaths of more than 300 children in Gambia, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, and Cameroon since 2022. However, there is no evidence that these incidents are linked to the new recalls.

FG To Launch National Cancer Registry

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In an effort to address the rising number of cancer cases in Nigeria, the Federal Government (FG) has announced plans to launch a comprehensive national cancer registry and data system. This was revealed by the Director-General of the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRAT), Dr. Usman Aliyu during an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday. He said a centralized cancer registry is necessary, adding that lack of funding from government and private health centres has impeded its establishment.

Tinubu Approves Consumer Credit Scheme Take-off

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the first phase of the Consumer Credit Scheme to begin, with the aim of empowering Nigerians and improving quality of life. Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale's statement indicated that working Nigerians interested in receiving consumer credit can visit CREDICORP's website and express their interest before the May 15, 2024 deadline.

Multichoice Increase Prices Of DSTV, GOtv Packages

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One of the major satellite television service in Sub-Saharan Africa, Multichoice, has announced an increase in prices of its packages on DSTV and GOtv.

CBN Sells Additional $10,000 To BDCs At $1,021 Per Dollar

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has approved the sale of an additional 10,000 dollars to 1,583 eligible Bureaux De Change, BDC, operators in the country to meet market demands. The CBN’s Director, Trade and Exchange Department, Dr Hassan Mahmud, made this known in a letter addressed to the President, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria, ABCON, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Arne Slot Emerges Top Candidate To Replace Jurgen Klopp

Football

Arne Slot, the Feyenoord boss who is one of the front runners for Liverpool's search for Jurgen Klopp’s successor ticks all their key criteria for the position, although Sky Sports News understands the process is not a foregone conclusion, with the Eredivisie club determined to keep Slot. There is also interest from other top clubs and Liverpool are still in dialogue with several options, but the 45-year-old is a strong candidate.

Bellingham To The Rescue As Madrid Thump Barcelona In El-Clasico

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Jude Bellingham scored a late winner as Real Madrid beat Barcelona to move 11 points clear at the top of La Liga after an enthralling El Clasico. Bellingham smashed into the roof of the net as the clock ticked into stoppage time as Real twice came from behind at the Bernabeu.

Coventry Denied Late Winner As Man Utd Scrapes To The FA Cup Final

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Manchester United has advanced to the FA Cup final after scraping through via spot kicks against Championship side Coventry City. The second FA Cup semi-final between Coventry City and Manchester United on Sunday evening was incredibly dramatic, as it went into extra time. Manchester United appeared to be in control of the match with a convincing 3-0 lead in the second half, but Coventry City made an impressive comeback, scoring three goals to level the score. Despite this, Manchester United emerged victorious after winning the penalty shootout.

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Coca-Cola, Microsoft Announce Partnership To Accelerate Cloud and Generative AI Initiatives

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Microsoft Corp. and The Coca-Cola Company on Tuesday announced a five-year strategic partnership to align Coca-Cola’s core technology strategy systemwide; enable the adoption of leading-edge technology; and foster innovation and productivity globally.

Bobrisky Appeal Against Sentence

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Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, a controversial cross-dresser, has filed a notice of appeal on Monday to challenge the maximum six-month sentence given to him by a Federal High Court in Lagos.  Bobrisky, who was convicted of currency mutilation and abuse of the naira, currency mutilation and abuse of the naira,  is urging the appellate court to set aside the sentence and release him.

Dubai Submerged In Flood

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On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates experienced strong thunderstorms that resulted in the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in the country in just a few hours. As a result, some parts of the country's main highways and Dubai's international airport were flooded. According to the state-run news agency WAM, this unprecedented weather event surpassed any other documented since data collection began in 1949, before the discovery of crude oil when the region was still part of the Trucial States, a British protectorate.

Illegal Forex Trading: EFCC Freezes Over 300 Bank Accounts

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed it has frozen over 300 bank accounts suspected of been involved in illegal foreign exchange (Forex) trading, which was made known on Tuesday by the Chairman of EFCC, Ola Olukoyede during a media briefing, where he stated that the Commission secured a court order to freeze the accounts. According to him, some people in Nigeria are involved in illegal forex trading worse than what Binance Holdings Limited was accused of and added that over $15 billion was moved through one of the platforms in the last year.