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<strong>Supreme Court Affirms Lawan As Yobe APC Senatorial Candidate</strong>
Judiciary, News, Nigeria, Uncategorized

Supreme Court Affirms Lawan As Yobe APC Senatorial Candidate

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has been affirmed by the supreme court as the All Progressives Congress, APC, senatorial candidate for Yobe north. The apex court in a judgment delivered on Monday allowed the appeal filed by the APC against Bashir Machina’s candidature. In its judgment, three out of the five-member panel supported the position of the APC that the suit at the trial court not to have started through an originating summons since it contained allegations of fraud. Centus Nweze said, “The bedrock of the suit shows that there were allegations of fraudulent practices against the appellants. “That the 1st respondent accused the APC of fraudulently substituting his name with that of Lawan. “Where there is an allegation of fraud it should not be commenced by an origi...
<strong>Protesters Storm UI Gate, Soldiers Deployed To Scene</strong>
Economy, Education, News, Nigeria, Petroleum, Uncategorized

Protesters Storm UI Gate, Soldiers Deployed To Scene

Protesters converged at the gate of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday morning to express their disaffection over the present economic challenges in the country. Members of the community barricaded the varsity’s gate, thereby causing traffic jam and putting a stop to other activities. According to a student who chose to be anonymous, soldiers and Operation Burst officers had been deployed to the scene, at the time of filing this report, Punch reports. However, the institution’s Communication Officer, Mrs Adejoke Akinpelu, said the protesters had been dispersed by the security personnel. See Also: 2023 Election: Suspend Academic Activities In All Tertiary Institutions – Reps Tells FG She said, “The U.I Chief Security Officer told me that it was some miscreant...
<strong>Naja’atu Mohammed Names Aisha Buhari As Part Of Aso Rock Cabals</strong>
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Naja’atu Mohammed Names Aisha Buhari As Part Of Aso Rock Cabals

Naja’atu Mohammed, a former Director of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, has named the first lady, Aisha Buhari, as a member of the cabals in Aso Rock. This comes after the statement of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, that some Aso Rock cabals were trying to scuttle the presidential bid of APC candidate, Bola Tinubu, in the February elections. See Also: 2023 Election: Suspend Academic Activities In All Tertiary Institutions – Reps Tells FG Mohammed disclosed this in the early hours of Monday when she featured on Arise Television Morning Show. She said that, unlike El-Rufai, she was not afraid to mention the names of individuals involved. Details later… Source: Punch
<strong>No Going Back On Feb 10 Deadline For Old Naira Notes – CBN</strong>
Finance, News, Nigeria

No Going Back On Feb 10 Deadline For Old Naira Notes – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has insisted that the deadline for the use of old naira notes will not be extended. The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, while speaking during a briefing on Friday at the apex bank’s Lagos office, said the CBN, and deposit money banks, DMBs, were making effort to resolve the current challenges with the circulation of the new currency notes. The apex bank recently extended the deadline for the use of the old naira notes from January 31 to February 10. However, while hoping for another extension, many Nigerians have continued to critise the currency redesign policy on grounds that it is subjecting many Nigerians to hardship due to the scarcity of the new notes. Reacting to the development, Emefiele said after the 10-day extension, the bank doe...
<strong>One Million Africans May Die Of Cancer By 2030 – WHO</strong>
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One Million Africans May Die Of Cancer By 2030 – WHO

Dr Matshidisco Moeti, the World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Director for Africa, expressed fear that cancer mortality may rise to about one million deaths per year by 2030 in Africa if urgent actions and interventions are not undertaken. Moeti said that an estimated 1.1 million new cancer cases are recorded every year in Africa, with about 700,000 deaths. She disclosed this in a message to mark the 2023 World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day is an annual international day commemorated on February 4 to increase awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The theme for 2023 is “Close the care Gap: Uniting our voices and taking action.” Moeti said, “The numbers are stark. Approximately 1.1 million new cancer cases occur each year in Afric...
<strong>19 Rescued As Three-Storey Shopping Mall Collapses in Abuja</strong>
Infrastructure, News, Nigeria, Safety

19 Rescued As Three-Storey Shopping Mall Collapses in Abuja

Nineteen people have been rescued from the rubble of a three-storey shopping mall that was under construction in Abuja. Ikharo Attah, the senior special assistant to the federal capital territory, FCT, minister on monitoring, inspection, and enforcement, had after the collapse of the building said that seven people were rescued. However, he added that several people were still feared trapped under the rubble of the building which is said to be a shopping mall under construction in the 7th avenue area of Gwarimpa in Abuja. Attah said, “As of 2:41pm on Thursday, we have rescued seven persons. Out of the seven, five looked stable while two have been taken to the hospital due to their unstable condition. “So, many of them are still there. Many of them are still calling their r...
<strong>Sex Tape: Court Slams N5m Fine Against ‘Despicable’ Oxlade</strong>
Judiciary, Justice, News, Nigeria

Sex Tape: Court Slams N5m Fine Against ‘Despicable’ Oxlade

Justice O.A. Oresanya of a Lagos State High Court has fined singer Ikuforijimi Abdulrahman, popularly known as Oxlade, N5m for leaking an explicit sex tape with a woman on a social media app, Snapchat. Recall that a sex tape circulated online on February 9, 2022, picturing the artiste with a lady. Oxlade came out to apologise to his fans for the act. Delivering judgement on the suit on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the judge described Oxlade’s action of recording the explicit sex and leaking the tape online without the consent of his partner as “despicable, horrendous, distasteful and classless.” The suit which was filed by Blessing, on March 15, 2022, demanded N20m damages and a declaration that the respondent’s (Oxlade) act of recording their sexual acts without her knowledge ...
<strong>Presidential Candidates Own Banks, Naira Notes Scarcity Don’t Affect Them – Kwankwaso</strong>
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Presidential Candidates Own Banks, Naira Notes Scarcity Don’t Affect Them – Kwankwaso

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said that his counterparts are not affected by the naira redesign policy because “they are owners of banks”. Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele had in October 2022, announced the plan to redesign N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and fixed January 31, 2023, as the deadline when the old notes will cease to be legal tender. Despite the apex bank recently announcing the postponement of the deadline to February 10, several Nigerians have found it hard obtaining the new naira notes. President Muhammadu Buhari has backed the policy and described it as having the potential to deter politicians from “mobilising resources to intimidate voters in the 2023 general election”. ...
<strong>How My House Was Bombed With Explosives – CUPP Spokesperson</strong>
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How My House Was Bombed With Explosives – CUPP Spokesperson

Ikenga Ugochinyere, the spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has given an insight into what happened during the January 14 attack on his country home in Akokwa, Imo State. Ugochinyere refuted claims that the attack was executed by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, saying that the incident which left over 500 bullet holes on his residential houses was carried out by sponsored militia. He stated that high grade explosives were used during the attack in which over 32 cars, motorcycles, and other properties worth N550 million were set ablaze. He disclosed these during a press conference in Abuja, noting that the attackers looked like the team that attacked his convoy on December 23, 2022, which he alleged was led by Chinasa Nwaneri, Special...
<strong>Pope Francis in Congo: Africa is the World’s Smile, Stop Choking Africa</strong>
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Pope Francis in Congo: Africa is the World’s Smile, Stop Choking Africa

Pope Francis has asked more advanced countries to see Africa beyond an opportunity to plunder the continent’s natural resources.   He said this during a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, on Tuesday. Pope Francis holds his pastoral staff as he celebrates Mass marking Sunday of the Word of God in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 22, 2023. The pope at the Mass formally installed lectors and catechists. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) The Pope spoke against the “terrible forms of exploitation, unworthy of humanity” in the country. He urged the more advanced countries to acknowledge the “catastrophic” injustices done in times past, and put an end to the ongoing plundering of the continent’s rich resources. The Pope said, “Hands off the Democratic Republic of the ...