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PDP Crisis: Ortom/ Wike Part Ways As Ortom Insist Ayu Must Stay

Politics

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has disclosed that he seeks to differ from governor Nyesom Wike's camp saying he is not a party to those calling for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Iyorcia Ayu, resignation. Governor Ortom on this note has sought to differ with the Wike’s camps who insisted that the PDP chair must resign to give way for a southern person to fill in the gap of the national chairman of the party. Following the fallout of the presidential primaries that returns former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as the flag bearer of the PDP, the party has been in disarray as governor Nyesom Wike was aggrieved with the outcome.

Just In: APC Presidential Campaign Kickoff Suspended Indefinitely

Politics

The All Progressive Congress, APC, Presidential campaign earlier slated to kick off tomorrow Wednesday, 28th September 2022 has been indefinitely suspended. The statement was made known by the Director-General campaign for the Tinibu/Shettima campaign train, Governor Samuel Lalong of plateau state. He revealed that the reason for the suspension was premised on the need to expand the campaign team which the party felt should accommodate more stakeholders. He disclosed that the party will soon decide on the new date and would be made public soon.

2023 Elections: Politicians, Others To Sign Peace Accord On Thursday

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Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee (NPC) has stated that any politician planning to contest the 2023 general elections must sign a peace accord. He said, “The pattern of public communication among political actors, their publicity agents, spokespersons, and media consultants have amplified the potential for personal attacks, insults, and incitement. “In view of this, there is a need to promote a culture of healthy issue-based campaigns and political communication. Consequently, the NPC has organized the signing of two Peace Accords for the 2023 general elections”.

Yellow Fever: NCDC Reports 14 Deaths In 10 States

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The Nigerian Center For Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has announced 14 deaths in 10 states from suspected cases of yellow fever between January to July. The affected states included Abia (one), Bayelsa (one), Benue (one), Imo (one), Kaduna (one), Katsina (two), Kebbi (one), Taraba (two), Yobe (one), and Zamfara (three). The NCDC stated this via its official website on Sunday.

Our COVID-19 Sponsored Vaccine Ready For Trial – TETFund

Health

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has revealed that the trial vaccine for the COVID-19 its organization sponsored is now ready for its clinical trial by end of this year, specifically by November. The project the commission said was a research grant tagged Accelerated Development of COVID-19 Vaccines Using Innovative Technological Approach’ is a collaborative effort involving cluster researchers from five different institutions to consolidate problem-solving research and promote innovation in Nigeria.

End Malaria Council: President Buhari Appoints Dangote As Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote as the Chairman of the 16-member End Malaria Council (EMC) during the Council’s inauguration on Tuesday at the State House, Abuja. The President said he picked Dangote as chair of the Council because of his track record for supporting initiatives regarding health issues such as polio and primary health care system strengthening.

Inflation: CBN Jacks Interest Rate To 15.5 %

Economy

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, in an attempt to arrest the plague of inflation has jacked up the interest rate from former14% to 15.5% in the country. Expert says the value represents a 150-basis point increase from the former 14 percent rate endorsed during the last monetary Policy Committee, MPC, meeting held in July 2022. At the end of the meeting today, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emifele informed newsmen that ten members have voted in favor of the rate hike and that necessitated the move.
Nigerian inflation overtook the 20% benchmark in August, fuelling speculations that the apex bank will be left with no option but to raise the bar.

Pipeline Contract: Governor Diri Wades Into Tompolo, Ateke Tom And Asari Faceoff

Economy

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state has stepped into the rift that is threatening to pitch the former militant leaders against each other over the pipeline contract awarded by the Buhari government to High Chief, government Ekpemupolo, AKA Tompolo last month. The Governor who was not happy with the rift convene a meeting amongst the trio and the leaders of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) together with other stallholders of the Niger Delta to ensure that the face-off does not result in a clash that will cost the federal government its facilities in the region.

Nigeria Air Announces Recruitment For Captain, Others

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Nigeria’s national carrier, Nigeria Air has announced its 2022 recruitment for various positions such as captains, and crew members in the organization. This was made known in a statement issued by the airline which stated that it is currently recruiting qualified crew for the following positions; Experienced and current B737 Captains, First Officers, Senior Cabin Crew, Cabin Crew, and Engineers (B1/B2 preferred).

NCC Warns Zoom Users Of Hackers

Tech Security

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has issued a security advisory to users of the popular videotelephony software, Zoom, of cyber attacks by remote hacking. According to NCC-CSIRT, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) had recently discovered several flaws in the Zoom platform.

Twitter Shareholders Endorse Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Buyout Deal

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Twitter on Tuesday said a preliminary count shows shareholders endorsed Elon Musk’s bid to buy the social media platform for $44 billion, even as he tries to break the contract. The vote lets Twitter continue with a lawsuit intended to make Musk close the acquisition. The tally came during a shareholder meeting that lasted just minutes, with most of the votes having been cast online. Twitter has sued Mr. Musk to complete the deal, and a trial is set for October. The approval means that Musk and Twitter will proceed to an October trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

NCC Warns Nigerians Of Malicious Google Chrome Extensions Malware

Tech Security

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has drawn the attention of Nigerians after it identified five malicious Google Chrome Extensions that surreptitiously track online browser’s activities and steal their data. This was contained in a statement signed by Reuben Muoka, Director, Public Affairs of the Commission. The statement said the five malicious extensions which the McAfee Mobile Research Team earlier discovered are Netflix Party with 800,000 downloads, Netflix Party 2 with 300,000 downloads, Full Page Screenshot Capture Screenshotting with 200,000 downloads, FlipShope Price Tracker Extension with 80,000 downloads, and AutoBuy Flash Sales with 20,000 downloads.

Just In: Mikel Obi Bid Farewell To Football Game

Football

Former Super Eagle captain, John Obi Mikel, has announced his retirement from active football after 20 years of active football life.
The Legend made the declaration through his official social media account. The former Chelsea FC star hung his boot at 35yrs with Laurels won for both clubs and country, including the nation’s cup, and the Champions League to mention a few.

FA Charged Christiano Ronaldo For Violence

Football

Manchester United star player, Christiano Ronaldo has been charged with “improper and/or violent conduct when he was captured smashing a mobile phone from a hand of a supporter minor. There is a viral video making rounds on social media where the Portugal International was seen to have confiscated a phone from a young boy, Jacob Harding, 14yrs old, and smashed it on the pitch just before he left for the tunnel. It was learned the incident took place during the Everton Goodison Park shortly after the Manchester United 1-0 defeat last April

World Athletics: World Records For Amusan, Others Ratified

Athletics

The 12.12 seconds world record time set by 100m hurdles semifinals sprinter, Tobi Amusan at the World Athletics 2022 Championships which was held in Oregon, United States has been ratified by the World Athletics. The 25-year-old Nigerian came into the spotlight after setting an African record of 12.40 seconds in the 100m hurdles heat. The following day, she ran 12.12 (0.9m/s) in the semifinals and broke the previous world record of 12.20 seconds which was set in London in 2016 by USA’s Kendra Harrison.

NTA: President Buhari Appoints Dembos As DG

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Salihu Dembos as the Director General (DG)/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for a tenure of 3 years. Dembos appointment was announced in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Cardi B Announces Wedding Ceremony

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American songwriter and rapper, Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, popularly known as Cardi B has announced her plans for a wedding ceremony to her husband and fellow rapper, Kiari Kendrell Cephus, fondly known as Offset. The couple secretly got married in 2017 but did not disclose it until Cardi B confirmed it in 2018. 

'Black Panther' Actor Chadwick Boseman Wins Posthumous Emmy Award

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The legacy of late Chadwich Boseman continues to live on and expand far beyond his time on this earth, as the "Black Panther" star actor just won an Emmy Award posthumously. His wife before his untimely death Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the Creative Arts Emmy Award on his behalf. According to Deadline, Ledward said during the acceptance speech, "When I learned Chad was nominated, I started thinking of everything that was going on in the world and our world and being so in awe of his commitment and dedication and what a beautiful moment that one of the last things he would work on was something so important to him and to the world but also something new.

Ukraine: There Is Consequence For Unleashing Nuclear Head – US Warn Putin

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The United States has warned the Russian Federation that it would respond in appropriate proportion when it unleashes its nuclear arsenal on Ukraine. The US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan made this statement yesterday while speaking to NBC. The NSA boss disclosed that the Government of the United States has informed Moscow of what he described as “catastrophic consequences” that it may likely face in the event of unleashing nuclear head. Vladimir Putin had on Wednesday made a nuclear threat following the unabated war between Russia and Ukraine that started in February this year.

President Buhari To Launch Financial Framework For SDGs

Africa News

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to launch Nigeria’s Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Friday on the margins of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York, the United States of America. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina titled, ‘President Buhari to Launch Nigeria’s Integrated National Financing Framework for Sustainable Development in New York’.

Heavy Flood Kills 9, Others Missing In Italy

Europe News

Floodwaters triggered by heavy rainfall have swept through several towns in a hilly region of central-east Italy, leaving about 9 people dead and several missing, according to state radio. The 40cm of rain fell within just two to three hours after torrential rain in late hours of Thursday night. The water has submerged the streets of several towns in the region's capital, Ancona, on the Adriatic coast, and Pesaro-Urbino provinces. Among those missing is a mother and daughter plus four people. Dozens of others are reported to have saved themselves by climbing on to rooftops and trees to await rescue on Friday, in scenes described as being akin to an “apocalypse”. Fifty people are being treated in hospital.

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