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FG Declares Monday Public Holiday


The federal government has declared Monday 2 October as a public holiday in commemoration of the nation’s 63rd independence celebration. This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on Thursday 28th October who acted on behalf of the Minister, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, congratulated all Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.

Kaduna Governorship Tribunal Set To Deliver Judgment Via Zoom


The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Kaduna State is set to deliver its judgement via zoom. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Candidate, Isah Mohammed Ashiru, had filed petition against the election of Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of Kaduna.

INEC Expresses Concerns Over Forthcoming Governorship Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concerns about the growing level of violence and insecurity, adding that it can scare off potential voters. This was made known by Mohammed Kudu Haruna, INEC National Commissioner and member Information and Voter Education Committee during a one-day workshop organized by the Commission for media executives in Owerri, Imo State.

Nigeria Records 453 Deaths, 7,202 Diphtheria Cases

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The Federal Government has recorded 453 deaths and 11,587 suspected cases of diphtheria in the country with 7,202 confirmed cases from 105 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 18 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This comes as the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Pate reportedly established a national emergency task team. A breakdown of the figure showed that Kano State accounted for 6,185, Yobe (640), Katsina (213), Borno (95), Kaduna (16), Jigawa (14), Bauchi (8), Lagos (8), FCT (5), Gombe (5), Osun (3), Sokoto (3), Niger (2), Cross River (1), Enugu (1), Imo (1), Nasarawa (1) and Zamfara (1).

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.

NUPENG, Others Set To Join NLC, TUC Strike

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According to reports, the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) are mobilizing their members to join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) nationwide strike scheduled to commence on Tuesday October, 3, 2023.

Economy: Cardoso Vowed To Protect CBN From Being Hijacked


The new Governor of the Central bank of Nigeria, Dr Yemi Cardoso has assured Nigerians that under his watch, the apex bank cannot be hijacked. The new CBN chief made this promise while answering question at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly when he was asked by the Senate president, Godswill Akpabio on how he was planning to run the apex bank when given the opportunity.

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.

EPL: Recruitment Team Responsible For Chelsea Woes – Leboeuf


Former defender of the Stamford Bridge, Frank Leboeuf has blamed the recruitment team for the Chelsea player as responsible for the club woes this season. He expressed concern with the Chelsea current situation, saying he is disgusted because professional top players would not like to come and associated with failure.

Championship: Ndidi Appreciates New Leicester City Role


Wilfred Ndidi has confessed to enjoying his newly find role with the Leicester City Team as he takes up the position.
Ndidi, a defensive midfielder, has been jacked higher by the Italian Manager, Enzo Maresca this season. He has rewarded Maresca’s faith by adapting to the new position. The Nigerian International has scored three times for his former Premier league championship this season.

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.

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Independence Celebration: IPOB warns School Principals Against Mobilising Students


The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has today warned school principals against mobilising school children from the southeast for the Nigerian independence Day celebration. Spokesperson for the proscribed terrorist group, Emma Powerful, gave the warning today that whoever mobilises students for the celebration during the 1st October should have themselves to be blame.

New Meta AI Chatbots Coming To WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram

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Meta will launch a new AI chatbot for all Meta social apps besides Threads that will transform the way people interact on WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. The beta rollout will include celebrity chatbot collaborations from the likes of Kendall Jenner, Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton, MrBeast, and Tom Brady. Will Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his Meta AI chatbot platforms catch up with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google Bard?. The new AI is promising a wide range of artificial intelligence features, from chatbots with personality to AI-generated stickers. In addition to Meta's conversation assistant.

Globacom Unveils New Brand Ambassadors

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The telecommunications giant, Globacom unveiled 3 musicians as its new brand ambassadors at a ceremony held on Friday at the Mike Adenuga Towers, Lagos; the head office of the company. The three new brand ambassadors are Ahmed Ololade popularly known as Asake, Oluwatobiloba Daniel widely known as Kizz Daniel and Chike Ezekpeazu, known as Chike.

Teenagers Stabs Teachers, Students In Spanish School

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A 14-year-old teenager stabbed three teachers and one pupil in a high school in Jerez de la Frontera, Southern Spain. According to police authorities, they received a call on Thursday about 8.25.a.m. alerting them that an armed individual was attacking people. The attacker who has been arrested stabbed the five victims repeatedly shortly after classes started at the school, police spokesman, Adrian Dominguez told reporters at the scene.