Monday October 3, Is Public Holiday In Nigeria – Minister of Interior

To enable Nigerians to celebrate Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary, the federal government has declared Monday October 3 as public holiday. Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement via a statement issued on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore. Aregbesola who in the statement congratulated Nigerians on the celebration however assured the citizens of government’s commitment to tackling the challenges facing the nation and bring smiles to the faces of Nigerians. “The world is going through dire economic and security challenges which have also…

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First Bank Partners Verve International, Creates New Millionaires In Firstbank Verve Card Promo

Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider – Verve International, Africa’s leading payment technology and card business, has launched its third National Consumer promo designed to reward users of FirstBank verve card with exciting gifts and cash prizes to appreciate their patronage and use of the card to carry-out their electronic banking transactions. It is a partnership with First Bank, a leading Deposit Money Bank (DMB) in Nigeria. The ongoing 2-month promo will end on October 30, 2022, as 20 customers (10 customers per month) with the highest transaction…

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Industrial Court Strikes Out NANS’ Suit Against ASUU & Federal Government

The National Industrial Court (NIC) sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) filed to compel the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government of Nigeria to call off the ongoing strike action. ASUU due to some nagging discrepancies between the body and the government had embarked on a strike action that has kept university students in federal government-owned higher institution across Nigeria at home for over seven months non-stop Justice Polycarp Hamman terminated further proceedings in the matter, after…

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INEC Boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, To Deliver GOCOP Lecture October 6

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has agreed to deliver the keynote at the 2022 conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP). The event is scheduled to hold on Thursday October 6, 2022, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State. The INEC Boss confirmation came through a letter, which was dated September 19, 2022, and addressed to the Maureen Chigbo, President of GOCOP, and publisher RealNews. The Chairman, Planning Committee of the conference, Ken Ugbechie, said the theme is ‘2023 Elections: Managing the…

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PDP’s Atiku Appoints Saraki, Anyim, Secondus, Others Special Advisers For 2023 Campaign

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has appointed several leaders of the party as special advisers for his presidential campaign. The appointees include the former Senate Presidents, Dr Bukola Saraki as Special Envoy to the presidential candidate and Senator Pius Anyim, as Special Adviser. Atiku also appointed former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Senator Ehigie Uzamere as special advisers. One time national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus…

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Amstel Malta Ultra Hosts Its Inaugural Fitness Fiesta In Enugu State

By NewsBits Amstel Malta Ultra hosted consumers to the first-ever Amstel Malta Ultra Fitness Fiesta on September 24, 2022, at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, which is one way the organisation is emphasising its commitment to wellness and a healthy lifestyle among Nigerians. With several fitness instructors in attendance, the workout session was led by ex-BBNaija housemate and fitness influencer, Okusaga Adeoluwa, popularly known as Saga, which excited many participants, including hundreds of fitness enthusiasts who trooped into the venue to get registered and participate in the workout sessions.  Speaking…

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Nigeria Air, Ethiopian Airlines Deal: My Position

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Aviation Minister By Gabriel Olowo I once said in my reaction to the speculation that Ethiopian Airlines comes as a partner of the good choice for Air Nigeria and now that it is officially confirmed, my position remains the same. Since the issue of Air Nigeria” TO BE OR NOT TO BE” has been laid to rest, given government insistence to do so, my endorsement is based on the need for the success of any new start-up Airline in Nigeria. Failures still abound in the market and…

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2023 Presidential Elections: Don’t Vote For ‘Killers’ During Elections Next Year Jonathan Urge Youths

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State (left), former Nigeria President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Dame Patience The former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has called on Nigerians to avoid electing those described as “killers” in the 2023 general elections, which is scheduled to hold February next year. Jonathan made the clarion call to the youths of Nigeria in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday during a thanksgiving service to mark the 35th anniversary of the state. The governor of Akwa Ibom State Mr…

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Oyetola, Adeleke Back In The Trenches As Tribunal Begins Sitting Today

Outgoing Governor Oyetola (left), and incoming Adeleke The Osun State Governor Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, and the Governor-elect Ademola Adeleke are at war over election petition, as the tribunal begins sitting today. Recall that the incumbent governor Oyetola had filed a suit against Adeleke, and the election umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seeking the cancellation of 749 polling units because of alleged over voting. His position is that the tribunal to declare him as the winner. Ahead of the sitting, the Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, in…

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Macky Sall Cautions Imposition Of Trade Restrictions Amidst Food Security

Amid growing global concern about threats to food security, Senegalese President, and the Chairman of the African Union (AU), Macky Sall has warned against the idea of imposing trade restrictions. President Sall gave the warning while speaking at the recent Food Security Summit which was held on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Global partners, African leaders who spoke at the summit, pledged to act “with urgency, at scale and in concert” in responding to the current food insecurity and…

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