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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Thursday morning

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has said 23 local government councils in the state will operate from an alternative Secretariat following Tuesday’s sealing of the…

Wednesday, Jun 19

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Bilateral trade between Philippines, Nigeria surpasses $100m – Ambassador Mellejor

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The Philippine ambassador to Nigeria, Meresole Mellejor, said bilateral trade between Nigeria and his country has surpassed more than a hundred million US dollars in the last few years. Mellejor disclosed this in his remarks on the 126th…

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Naira’s depreciation against dollar continues at FX market

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The naira depreciated slightly against the dollar at the official foreign exchange market after the Eid el-Kabir holiday. FMDQ data showed that the naira weakened to N1,483.02 against the dollar on Wednesday from N1,482.72 traded last…

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NSCDC arrests Chinese national over illegal mining activities in Abia

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Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) under the leadership of Commandant UI Alfadarai has arrested a Chinese national and one other person in Umunneochi LGA over allegations of operating a quarry on a…

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Nigeria’s Customs revenue surges by 74% to hit N4.49tn in 12 months – CGC Adeniyi

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The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi, has said the agency’s revenue rose by 74 per cent to N4.49 trillion in the last year. Adeniyi disclosed this at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja to mark his one…

Katsina: PDP stakeholders raise alarm over non-availability of congress elections forms

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Tension has escalated within the Katsina State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as stakeholders voice outrage over the unavailability of forms for the upcoming congress elections. A faction representing the party’s major stakeholders has…

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Minimum Wage: Cut cost of governance to pay better wages – Bishop tells Tinubu

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Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, has urged President Bola Tinubu to cut the cost of governance in order to pay better wages to workers. Ezeokafor,who spoke to journalists in Awka on Tuesday,…

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Nigerian Govt offers 17 new oil blocks for bidding

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The Nigerian Federal Government has announced 17 additional deep offshore oil blocks for the 2024 Licensing Round for oil fields in the country. The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, Gbenga…

First Anniversary: Impeachment of Shaibu good achievement – Speaker, Edo Assembly

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The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Blessing Agbebaku on Wednesday, said the decision to impeach the former Deputy Governor of the state, Philip Shaibu was a good achievement for the House. DAILY POST reports that Agbebaku made…

Obtain EU citizenship with Global Citizen Pass

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Global Citizen Pass is a migration company specializing in assisting individuals in obtaining EU citizenship. It provides a personal lawyer to support clients through the process, which includes preparing the necessary documentation and…

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I left Nigeria’s economy better than I met it – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said his administration left Nigeria’s economy better than it is now. Obasanjo boasted of his administration reshaping Nigeria’s economy and leaving it in a better shape when he left office in 2007.…

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Reps committee assures military unwavering support, improvement of operational capacity

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The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson has assured the Nigerian Armed Forces of unwavering support and the readiness of the legislative body to provide all necessary resources and support to…

TCN commissions new 300mva power transformer in Benin to boost electricity supply

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The Transmission Company Nigeria, TCN, has successfully commissioned a new 300 megavolt-amperes, 330/132/33 kilowatt-hour power transformer in its Benin Transmission Substation. The Manager of Public Affairs at TCN, Ndidi Mbah, disclosed…

Gusau to inaugurate futsal, beach soccer committees Thursday

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The Futsal and Beach Soccer committees of the Nigeria Football Federation will be inaugurated in Abuja on Thursday. The committee will be inaugurated by NFF president, Ibrahim Gusau. The committee will be chaired by Otuekong Nse Essien ,…

The shocking truth you need to know about car insurance in Nigeria

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Driving without car insurance in Nigeria is like playing a dangerous game of Russian roulette. You might think you’re saving money by skipping insurance, but in reality, you’re putting yourself at significant financial and legal risk. In…

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Drake becomes first artiste to hit 100 billion streams on Spotify

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Canadian superstar, Drake, has surpassed 100 billion streams on Spotify across all credits. The rapper has become “the first artist in history to earn a milestone 100 billion streams on Spotify,” music monitoring company, Chart Data…

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Electricity: NERC approves 450mw deal to halt Zungeru plant shutdown

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has okayed an interim deal for the procurement of 450 megawatts of electricity from Zungeru Hydro Electricity Generation Company Limited. This was contained in the notice order, NERC/2024/044,…

Osun APC, PDP clash over plans to woo transport unions

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The Osun State All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have once again disagreed on alleged plans of the latter to woo transport unions in the state. This is as the APC accused the state governor, Ademola…

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know Wednesday morning

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. A three-storey building under construction in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State collapsed on Tuesday with two persons trapped. The building allegedly belongs to a member…

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki loses mother

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Mrs Florence Morenike Saraki, mother of the former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is dead. A statement by the former Senate President on Tuesday announced the demise of his mother and wife of the late Senate leader in the…

Tourism: FG targets $100bn contribution to GDP by 2030

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The Federal Government has said arts, culture and the creative economy will increase the country’s gross domestic product by over $100 billion by 2030. The Minister of Culture, Art and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa-Musawa, stated this on…

Tuesday, Jun 18

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Former aides threaten Delta govt, assembly with legal action over unpaid allowances

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The Forum of Past Political Aides to Delta State House of Assembly members have drawn a battle line with the state government and the assembly. They did not just issued a stern warning to the assembly and the state government over unpaid…

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Don’t keep cooked food in refrigerator for more than 3 days – NAFDAC warns Nigerians

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The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, has advised Nigerians to abstain from keeping cooked food in the refrigerator for more than three days. This was made known…

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Naira appreciates against dollar at black market amid Sallah holiday

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The Naira appreciated marginally to N1480 against the dollar at the parallel foreign exchange market, also known as the black market, amid the Sallah holidays. Dayyabu Ashiru, a bureau de change operator at Wuse Zone 4 in Abuja, disclosed…

Edo Guber: Shaibu’s open support for Okpebholo pitches PDP against APC

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Former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu’s open declaration of support for Senator Monday Okpebholo, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for the September 21 governorship election in the state, has pitched the Peoples…

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Nigeria must tackle banditry, terrorism to reduce food price hike – Tinubu

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that Nigeria must find a way to tackle banditry, terrorism and bad roads to address food price hikes. Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson in a statement on Tuesday said President Tinubu made…

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LG chairman beaten to pulp over N1m campaign loan in Niger

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Following his alleged failure to settle a debt of over N1m owed his creditor, the Chairman of the Katcha local government area of Niger State, Danlamin Abdullahi Saku has been attacked and given a beating by hoodlums in the council. DAILY…

MultiChoice reveals stance on cost of subscription

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MultiChoice, the parent company of DStv and GOtv pay television in Nigeria has denied slashing its subscription fees in Nigeria amid a recent drop in subscribers. This is according to BusinessDay quoting a source in the company on Tuesday.…

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Cameroon-Nigeria trade leaks over $15m – Gov Otu tells World Bank team

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Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State has disclosed that various leakages in international border trade between Nigeria and Cameroon result in losses exceeding $15 million. He lamented that the burgeoning trade at the Mfum International…

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Atiku’s ex-aide, Bwala tackles Peter Obi over new presidential jet for Tinubu

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A former spokesman of the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Daniel Bwala has tackled former Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi over his remark on President Bola Tinubu acquiring a new presidential…