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Wike Deny Approaching Court With A Law Suit Against Atiku


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has today distant himself from the rumor that he approached a court with a suit seeking to disqualify Atiku Abubakar, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. It was alleged that Wike supporters have approached court challenging, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC over the conduct of the primary election that produced the presidential flag bearer of the party held in Abuja in May 2022.

As A Confirm Catholic, Am Ok With Leading Muslim-Muslim Ticket – Lalong


Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has disclosed he was yet to receive a directive from Pope to reject the appointment as Director General, DG for a Muslim-Muslim ticket after he was conferred with the responsibility to lead the All Progressive Congress, APC campaign ahead of 2023 general election. The Governor said, “As a Catholic, everything we do, we send the advice to the Pope. The Pope has not told me that what I’m doing is bad to accept the Director-General. As a Catholic, we take that direction,”.

I Can Still Perform Well Outside PDP – Wike Brags


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has bragged that being an effective leader is not a function of a political party, following the rift that has continued unabated in the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the last few weeks. The Governor stated this today while inaugurating a dualized Ogbunuabali-Eastern bypass road that was unveiled by a Sokoto APC chieftain, Senator Aliyu Wamako. Wike revealed that contrary to most people's opinion to think that good leadership is a function of a political party, but forgetting that it is from the mindset of an individual.

Strike: FG, Resident Doctors Commence Deliberation

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The Federal Government Of Nigeria has begun negotiations with the Nigerian Association of Resident doctors over the demands of the doctors. This was disclosed by the publicity secretary of NARD, Dr. Yusuf Alfa.

Health Insurance: More Nigerians To Benefits From The New Act – NHIA Boss


The Director General of the National Health Insurance Authority, NHIA, Mohammed Nasir Sambo says about 83 million Nigerians are estimated to benefit from the newly introduced compulsory health insurance law that was recently assented into law as National Health Insurance Authority Act, NHIA Act, by President Buhari. The statement was disclosed by the Director General of the National Health Insurance Authority, Mohammed Nasir Sambo during a one-day news conference/workshop for health reporters on NHIA Act in Abuja yesterday.

Resident Doctors Demand Minimum Wage Implementation, Threaten Strike


The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, have issued the Federal Government a two weeks ultimatum to implement a minimum wage and hazard allowance or meet their wrath in form of indefinite industrial action. The threat was issued through a communiqué jointly signed by the NARD President Dr. Dare Ishaya; Secretary General, Suleiman Abiodun, and Publicity Secretary, Alfa Yusuf and was made available to pressmen yesterday at the end of the National Executive Council Meeting and Scientific conference of the Association.

New 'Langya' Virus Found In China Infects Dozens


A new animal virus that can infect people has been identified in eastern China. But scientists say they are not overly concerned because the virus doesn't seem to spread easily between people, nor is it fatal. The newly discovered virus identified as Langya henipavirus or LayV can cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and fatigue, and is closely related to Nipah and Hendra viruses, but cannot spread easily in people. These also cause respiratory infections and can be fatal. Researchers think LayV is carried by shrews, which might have infected people directly or through an intermediate animal. The pathogen did not cause any reported deaths, but was detected in 35 unrelated fever patients in hospitals in Shandong and Henan provinces between 2018 and 2021, the scientists said,

Oil Prices Drop After Sudden Rise In US Crude Inventories

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Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday after industry data showed US crude inventories suddenly rose last week, signaling a potential hitch in demand. U.S. Crude stocks rose by about 2.2 million barrels for the week ended August 5, according to market sources citing American Petroleum Institute figures. Analysts had predicted a small 400,000 barrel drop in crude inventories. Brent crude futures fell 73 cents, or 0.76%, to $95.58 a barrel by 0928 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 64 cents, or 0.71%, at $89.86.

Paris Club: Buhari Suspends Refund Plan

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed to halt plans on the deduction of $418 million from the federation account to settle consultants over Paris Club debt. This was discussed during the August 3rd Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting. The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) last week had resisted attempts to begin the deduction plan. The governors, in a letter to the federal government, through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, argued that an attempt to restart the deduction process, which is being challenged in the courts and for which the Supreme Court has made a pronouncement, would be unconstitutional.

I Hope To Play At Stamford Bridge Again – Werner Bids Farewell


Heading back to his former club, RB Leipzig after completing his deal, Timo Werner is already missing Stamford Bridge where he experienced a tough period of his football career. Werner has today sealed a deal of going back to Leipzig for a deal of £25million after completing a medical. Some commentators opined that the departure of the German international has brought an end to his boring two years at the London Club where he was signed in for a whooping £47.5million during the year 2020.

Ese Brume Sets New Commonwealth Games Record


Nigerian long jumper Ese Brume broke the Commonwealth Games record twice on Sunday to win Team Nigeria’s 12th gold medal at the ongoing event in Birmingham. Australia’s Bronwyn Thompson in 2006 set the record at 6.97m in Melbourne before Brume's fourth attempt on Sunday set the record at 6.99m.

Amusan Sets New Record, Wins Commonwealth Gold Medal


Nigerian World champion, Tobi Amusan has defended her title by winning the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Amusan retained her win by running a Games record of 12.30 secs setting another record as well, and becoming the first world champion to win gold and the first Nigerian athlete to do the same at the Alexender Stadium on 7th August 2022.

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Insecurity: BUA Chairman Visits Buhari, Donates N10bn To Fight Terrorism


As part of his contribution to the fight against insecurity in Nigeria, Nigerian business mogul, industrialist, and philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on Friday paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Rabiu said the visit was aimed at updating the president and equally thanking him for creating what he described as “an enabling environment for business to thrive.”

Elon Musk Sells Tesla Shares Worth $6.9bn

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Billionaire founder of Tesla Inc., Elon Musk has sold $6.9 billion shares of Tesla stock ahead of Twitter’s court case, taking advantage of a recent rise in the electric vehicle maker’s stock price. He now owns 155.04 million shares in Tesla. Last year the billionaire sold more than 15 million Tesla shares. As speculation mounted over the reason for the disposal, Musk responded in a series of late-night tweets, saying he wanted to avert an emergency sale of stock. When followers asked him if he had finished selling Tesla shares and would buy the stock again if the deal does not close, Musk responded: “Yes.” Musk and Twitter are locked in a legal battle over the former's effort to walk away from the April agreement to buy the company.

Walt Disney Overtakes Netflix On Streaming Subscribers


Walt Disney’s streaming services—Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+—have overtaken Netflix in the number of viewers, pushing its total number of paying streaming customers to 221mn, slightly ahead of Netflix. Commenting on the results for the streaming services, Bob Chapek, CEO, The Walt Disney Company, said: “with 14.4 million Disney+ subscribers added in the fiscal third quarter, we now have 221 million total subscriptions across our streaming offerings”. The firm reported 221.1 million subscribers across its three streaming platforms beating the 220.7 million subscribers Netflix announced in July. Walt Disney Company ended June with a total of 221.1 million streaming subscribers, edging past the 220.6 million posted by Netflix for the same period.

Sierra Leone Protest: Government Imposes Curfew To Restore Order

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Vice President of Sierra Leone Mohamed Jalloh, imposed a curfew on Wednesday from 3 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) in a bid to quell anti-government protests that resulted in the deaths of several persons and about eight police officers. According to officials and local media reports, hundreds of people took to the streets on Wednesday in a public display of frustration over inflation, rising cost of living, and general economic conditions in the country. It was gathered that the police officers, including six men and two women, were “brutalised” and killed in the area where the protests were held on Wednesday, youth minister Mohamed Bangura said. Bangura said he could not immediately confirm the number of civilians killed or injured in the violent demonstrations. “We are yet to know how many people were injured, but I can confirm that eight police officers were killed,” he said. Bangura also described the protests as an "act of terrorism."