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Kano Tribunal Verdict; NNPP Blames Kwakwaso


The New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, has blamed its presidential candidate for the 2023 general election, Rabiu Musa Kwankwa for being responsible for sacking of the kano state Governor, Governor Yusuf Abba Kabir, by the Election Petition Tribunal. The NNPP stakeholders accused Kwankwaso of playing anti-party activities as he has sold out the party to the ruling All Progressive congress, APC when he was struggling to be minister in Tinubu’s cabinet.

Nyesom Wike Revokes 165 Lands In Abuja

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike has revoked 165 lands in Abuja, some of which belong to notable Nigerians. A document signed by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Olushade Adeshola, reveals that the revocation was due to the violation and contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy. The document reads, "The Federal Capital Territory Administration hereby informs the general public that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has in the exercise of the powers conferred on him under Section 28(5) (a) & (b) of the Land Use Act 1978, revoked the under listed plots with names and titles as reflected in our records for continued contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy to wit non-development."

CCECC Vows To Complete Abuja Light Rail In 8 Months

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The Chinese construction giant, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd, CCECC, on Wednesday, revealed it is committed to completing the Abuja light rail project within eight months. This is in line with the determination of President Bola Tinubu's administration to enhance infrastructure development across the country. The Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, extracted this commitment from the management of CCECC when its Chairman, Mr. Jason Zhang, led some members of his management team on a courtesy call at the Presidential Villa today.

Ogun Government Raises Alarm Over Cholera Outbreak

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Ogun state government has raised alarm over the outbreak of cholera in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state. It was reported that four persons have lost their lives to the disease in the LGA. In a statement on Sunday signed by Tomi Coker, Special adviser to the governor on health, the state government asked residents to report any familiar cases of frequent stooling and vomiting. The government also requested residents to be wary of the types of foods and drinks they consumed.

Diptheria: FG Sets-Up Emergency Taskforce

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The Federal Government (FG) through the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Ali Pate, has set-up an emergency taskforce to curb the spread of diphtheria in the country according to a press statement issued on Thursday by Pate’s Special Assistant on Media and External Relations, Tashikalmah Hallah.

WHO Hails FG For Reducing Malaria Mortality Rate


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has hailed the Federal Government’s efforts at reducing the incidence and deaths from malaria. The global health body noted that between Years 2000 and 2021, malaria incidence and deaths reduced by 26 per cent and 55 per cent in the country.

Cardoso Officially Takes Reins At CBN

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Chairman, Board of Directors, Citibank Nigeria, Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso has officially assumed office as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after being nominated by President Bola Tinubu as Godwin Emefiele's successor.  According to a press release from the apex bank, Dr. Cardoso alongside his designated deputies had taken the oath of office and will operate in acting capacity pending confirmation by the parliament.

CBN Launches Online Platform For MFB License Applications

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched an online platform for the submission of Microfinance Bank (MFB) license applications named, ‘CBN Licensing, Approval and Other Requests Portal (LARP)’. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the CBN Director, Corporate Communications, Isa Abdulmumin, which was released on the apex bank’s website.

CBN Postpones MPC Meeting Till Further Notice


The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has indefinitely postpones its 293rd meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) that was slated for next week. Although there was no reason given for the postponement by the apex bank, as at the time it made the decision known through its public Relation Officer, Abdulmumini Isa. Isa told newsmen that a new date will be communicated in due course when fixed.

EPL: Tottenham versus Arsenal Clash, Sandro makes prediction


Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Sandro has predicted a shoreline for the premier league north London that is slated for a clash today. Arsenal is scheduled to host Tottenham this afternoon for the match at the Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta’s side are going into the game sustaining a 1-0 win over Everton in their last Premier League tie, while Tottenham leads with 2-1 against Sheffield United.

Germany Appoints Nagelsmann As Head Coach


The German Football Association (DFB) has announced the appointment of former Bayern Munich Manager Julian Nagelsmann as their new boss. The 36-year-old who replaced Hansi Flick on Friday has been tasked to revive Die Mannschaft after a rough patch ahead of hosting Euro 2024.

EPL: Pochettino Has decided On Chalobah Future


Chelsea Manager, Mauricio Pochettino has insisted Trevoh Chalobah, a defender is on his list for the Stamford Bridge. Pochettino also disclosed that ‘no one will decide’ Chalobah’s future in the club but him. Accordingly, Chalobah could not move away from Chelsea in the final week of the summer transfer window despite interest from Bayern Munich and Nottingham Forest, who both had interest on him

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Nigeria Out-of-School Girl Child: Northeast and Northwest Accounts For 48% - UNICEF


The United Nation International Children Education Fund, UNICEF has said that about 50% of out-of-school girl-children who are not attending any basic education in Nigeria are children from the northeast and the northwest part of the country. UNICEF Education Manager, Jutaro Sakamoto made this known in Abuja yesterday during an education conference organised by the French institute in Nigeria.

Nigeria's 5G Subscription Hits 500,000 – NCC

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The subscription for Nigeria's Fifth Generation network has reached the 500,000 mark. The Executive Vice Chairman, of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dantatta, who revealed this at a media parley recently in Kano noted that NCC is also promising to achieve at least 50 percent broadband coverage of the nation before the end of 2023. NCC also revealed that general internet subscriptions reached 159.5 million from less than 100 million in 2015. The Executive Chairman of the NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, noted that the national target to achieve 70 percent broadband penetration by 2025 was receiving renewed attention from the Commission.
According to a statement by NCC’s spokesperson, Mr. Rueben Muoka, Danbatta gave statistics. The statement quoted the NCC boss as saying that the various efforts of the Commission to improve broadband penetration were yielding fruitful results with the current estimates as of July 2023 standing at 47.01 per cent.

Even As Rebellious Child, I Inherited Lots From My Father – Charly Boy


Controversial singer, Charles Oputa, better known with his stage name, Charly boy, has revealed that despite being a rebellious child to his father, he inherited lot from his late dad, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa. The convener of “our MumuDonDo” stated this in a posthumous birthday to his father, where he idolised his Lawyer father especially the time he spends with him. He revealed that his late father reawakened in him “a deeper meaning of life,” and the realisation of “my purpose on earth.” 

UNGA: Foreign Entities Illegally Mining Nigerian Gold, Other Minerals – Tinubu Cries Out


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on the international bodies to sanction black market of mineral resources across the globe as most of it is are stolen products from third world countries of Africa. Tinibu made the appeal while delivering his address at the ongoing 78th United Nation General Assembly, UNGA currently being held at New York, United states of America. During his address, the Nigerian leader said, “This is my first address before the General Assembly. Permit me to say a few words on behalf of Nigeria, on behalf of Africa, regarding this year’s theme.”