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.

Sickle Cell Disease: Nigeria Terribly Affected In Sub-Saharan Africa – Minister


The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed that Nigeria accounts for about 66 percent of cases of sickle cell anemia babies born annually in the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. The Minister made this known yesterday in Abuja during the national dialogue on a better life for persons living with sickle cell disorders organized by the SOM Sickle Cell Foundation in collaboration with the Yakubu Gowon Centre. While quoting from the World Health Organisation, WHO report, Dr. Ehanire said over 300,000 babies are born globally with sickle cell disorder where Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for about 75% of the cases.

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.

Fuel Scarcity: FG Denies Planned Price Hike

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The Federal Government denied yesterday in planned to hike the pump price of petrol, despite the increase in price from N180 per litre to N235 by independent marketers spread further on Wednesday across the country. The government in a statement by the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), insisted that the country had 34 days of sufficiency in stock, despite visible evidence of shortage across the country.

FG: State Governors Partially Responsible For Increased Poverty Levels

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The Federal Government (FG) said state governors were partially responsible for increased poverty levels across the country, adding that governors prioritize the construction of infrastructures such as bridges and airports instead of enhancing the lives of the rural poor. This assertion was made to State House correspondents on Wednesday by Clement Agba, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning shortly after this week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

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.

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.

Verification Badges: Twitter To Introduce Gold, Others

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and owner of Twitter, Elon Musk has announced that the social media platform would be introducing different colored verification badges to distinguish between different types of accounts on the platform. Musk tweeted this announcement on Friday from his official Twitter handle.

NCC Warns Telegram Users Of New Cyber Threat

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a security advisory of a new cyber threat where the victims’ Virtual Private Network (VPN) account is compromised, thereby granting unauthorized access to users of the messaging app, Telegram. The advisory was issued by the Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) which stated that malware exploits unauthorized access to Telegram accounts to steal data across operating systems such as iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Join Saudi Arabian Club Al-Nassr For £173m Deal


Cristiano Ronaldo has been reportedly set to join a Saudi Arabian club, Al-Nassr in a £ 172.9 million deal for each year contract spanning two and half years. The 37years Portuguese international is set to leave Manchester United after his contract was terminated last week following his controversial speech with Piers Morgan earlier this month during an interview. According to Marca, Ronaldo has signed a two and half year deal worth €200m equivalent to £ 173 million for each season, and has accepted to take off shortly after the world cup is over.

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.

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.

2023 Grammy Awards: Burna Boy, Others Nominated

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Nigerian artists, Burna Boy and Tems were nominated for the Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony scheduled to take place on February 5th, 2023 in Los Angeles, United States of America. Burna Boy’s recent album ‘Love, Damini’ is nominated for Best Global Music Album while his song ‘Last Last’ is in the category of Best Global Music Performance.

Kiss Daniel To Perform At 2022 World Cup

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Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, popularly known as Kizz Daniel, has been announced to be one of the musicians who will be performing live at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar come 23rd November 2022. This is coming months after the singer had earlier wished God grants him the opportunity to perform his hit track 'Buga' in the coming World Cup. He wrote, “This one is for Africa This one is for Vado Nation SEE YOU IN QATAR WORLD CUP 23/11/ 2022 Cc @fifaworldcup #BUGA #COUGH” “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. Let’s all dream together at the FIFA Fan Festival in Doha and make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience!” Kizz Daniel said of the global stage offered him.

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin Has Died At 96

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Former President of the Peoples’ Republic of China Jiang Zemin is dead.State media announced that Jiang died in Shanghai on Wednesday, 30 November, at the age of 96.The former Chinese president Jiang Zemin led his country out of isolation following the crushing of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth.

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.

5.6-magnitude Earthquake kills Dozens In Indonesia

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A 5.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday at 1;21 p.m. have killed many people local officials revealed. Disaster management officials in Cianjur regency, near the epicenter of the quake, put out a statement announcing that dozens people had died and hundreds more were injured in the disaster, believed to be the deadliest this year in Indonesia, an earthquake-prone country. This marked a significant jump from figures released earlier in the day and reflected ongoing efforts to unearth victims from the rubble. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.6. quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres.

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