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There Is No Plan To Relocate Seat Of Power To Lagos – Tinubu


The Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has disclosed that contrary to speculations by the opposition, there is no plan by his team to relocate the Nigerian capital back to Lagos state. Nigerian capital was relocated from Lagos state to Abuja by a former Military leader, General Ibrahim Babangida on December 12, 1991. In a recent build-up of political tension ahead of the 2023 general election, there has been speculations and rumour in the opposition camp that the former Governor of Lagos when elected has a plan of relocating the capital back to Lagos.

Adeleke Issue Executive Order, Dethrone Monarchs, OSIEC, Others


The newly sworn-in Governor of Osun state Ademola Adeleke yesterday dethroned three monarchs appointed by his predecessor, Governor Adegboyiga Oyetola pending review of their appointment. In his new executive order 5, the governor reversed the appointment of Akinrun of Ikinrun, Aree of Ire, and Owa of Igbado, ordering security operatives to seal their palaces. The new Owa of Igbajo, Oba Adegboyega Famodun, was appointed and installed as Oba just a week before former Governor Oyetola’s tenure rounded up, he was also the immediate past chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Appeal Court Affirms Bashir Machina As Yobe North APC Senatorial Candidate

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The Court Of Appeal Upholds Machina’s victory In the All Progressive Congress (APC) Senatorial Primary which held that the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan, is not the APC candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District in next year’s election into the National Assembly. Delivering judgment on the appeal filed by the President of the Senate, a three-member panel of the appellate court led by justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, held that the primary election conducted by the party on 9th June is invalid as it was in breach of the constitution.

Monkeypox: WHO Renames Disease

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that monkeypox will now be known as ‘mpox’, following concerns raised by individuals and countries over the racist and stigmatizing language associated with naming the disease monkeypox. The organization said both names will be used simultaneously together for one year while monkeypox is phased out. This was disclosed in a statement issued by WHO on Monday, which stated that global experts were consulted before the new name was decided upon.

Teplizumab: US Approves New Drug That Delays Type 1 Diabetes Progression

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A new kind of therapy that could slow down the start of type 1 diabetes in children by up to three years has been approved for use in the US. The treatment, called Teplizumab, works by partially blocking the immune system’s attack on insulin-making cells in the pancreas and is believed to be the first to postpone the start of any autoimmune condition. It is most likely to pave the way for approval decisions in other countries of the world.

Mismanagement Of Diabetes Causing Early Deaths - Obasanjo

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Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, blamed lack of education in managing diabetes for the reason many patients die untimely. Obasanjo spoke, during a novelty match between All-Stars FC, Abeokuta and the ex-Super Eagles, organized by the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as part of activities marking this year’s World Diabetes Day. Obasanjo, who has been living with diabetes for over 40 years, stressed that the disease is incurable, but it can be managed.

Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed Refutes Budget Padding Allegation

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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has refuted allegations of budget padding by some ministries, departments and agencies. The minister noted that the funds in question were only wrongly captured in the budget estimates submitted to the National Assembly. It could be recalled that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has alleged that N206,242,395,000 found its way into its budget without its knowledge. However, the Special Adviser to the minister on Media and Communications, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, in a statement, revealed that the funds in question were only wrongly captured in the budget estimates submitted to the National Assembly.

Budget Padding: Minister Of Finance Denies Allegation


The Minister of Finance and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed has dismissed allegations of budget padding by Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs. She disclosed that in the spirit of transparency under President Buhari's administration, her office has taken measures to make the process more open only that the allegation under scrutiny was wrongly captured in the said budget.
Recall, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has raised the alarm that N206, 242,395,000 were inserted into her budget which they were not aware of.

SERAP Drags FG To ECOWAS Court Over Illegal Oil Pipelines


The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a lawsuit against the government of the President, Muhammadu Buhari , over “the failure to probe the operations of illegal oil pipelines between 2001 and 2022, to name and prosecute those suspected to be involved, and to recover proceeds of crime.” The suit was filed by SERAP, Chief Eric Dooh, (who is suing for himself as a leader of the Goi Community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, and on behalf of the Goi Community), and 15 other concerned Nigerians.

FA Slams Ronaldo 50000 Pounds Fine For Misconduct


Christiano Ronaldo has been slammed with a fine of £50,000 by the English Football Association alongside a two-match ban for improper behavior towards a fan. This was after the Portuguese was charged with violence following an incident in April when smashed a fan’s phone at Goodison Park after Man United lost to Everton in April. An FA statement said: “Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for two matches, fined £50,000, and warned as to his future conduct for a breach of FA Rule E3. The forward admitted that his conduct after the final whistle of the Premier League game between Manchester United FC and Everton FC on Saturday 9 April 2022 was improper.

Ronaldo Set To Leave Manchester United


Manchester United has announced that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave the club by mutual agreement with immediate effect. The English football club made this announcement in a statement published on its official website and social media pages on Tuesday.

Qatar2022: Saudi Arabia Stuns Argentina In Group Opener, As France Stages Comeback To Beat Australia


A bold and brilliant Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the World Cup’s biggest shocks as they came from behind to stun two-time winners Argentina in a fantastic Group C opener in Lusail. Ranked 51st in the world, Saudi Arabia could have been done and dusted in the first half as Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Argentina had three goals ruled out for offside.

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Foreign NGOs, Others Linked To Terrorism Financing

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The Federal Government has revealed that foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Financial Technology (FinTech) platforms, and Point of Sale (POS) operators have links to terrorism financing (TF) in the country. This was contained in a report titled ‘2022 National Inherent Risk Assessment of Terrorism Financing’ which assessed the country’s exposure to terrorism financing.

WhatsApp To Introduce Message Yourself Feature

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The popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp has announced it will introduce a new feature called Message Yourself which allows users of WhatsApp to send messages to their own accounts. WhatsApp stated the new feature would be useful for to-do-list, reminders or draft messages meant to be sent later, adding that the message can also be pinned and archived.

Rita Dominic Weds Lover In The United Kingdom


Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic and her partner, Fidelis Anosike, have officially tied the knot in the United Kingdom. The wedding ceremony took place at a manor in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

President Buhari Travels For AU Summit, Others

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President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Niamey, Republic of Niger today (Thursday) to attend the African Union (AU) Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification, and also to attend the Extraordinary Session on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) with the theme: ‘Industrializing Africa: Renewed commitment towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization and Economic Diversification.