Nigeria Court Grants Rochas Okorocha’s Appeal To Seek Medical Attention In United States

Embattled Senator Rochas Okorocha seated in a court room A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, granted an application filed by former Imo State governor and serving Senator Rochas Okorocha, seeking an order granting him leave to travel to the U.S. for medical treatment. Justice Inyang Ekwo, while granting the order after Okorocha’s counsel, Ola Olanipekun, SAN, moved the motion to the effect, however warned the lawmaker against failure to appear in the next adjourned date. Okorocha, who represents Imo West Senatorial District, had, on Thursday, approached the…

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Nigerian Offers Admission To Displaced Students Affected By Russia-Ukraine War

Nigeria government on Monday announced a platform to facilitate the placement of Nigerian students evacuated from Ukraine into Nigerian tertiary institutions. This is despite the over four months’ strike by university lecturers in Nigeria. The spokesperson of the ministry of foreign affairs, Francisca Omayuli, said this was to enable them to continue their studies. “In this connection, interested students should visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and complete the online Nigerian Student in Ukraine (NSU) registration form with the required information on or before July 15, 2022,” it said.…

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Soldiers In Charge Of Kuje Prison Were Removed 24hrs Before Attack

Security Sources on Wednesday revealed that soldiers deployed to Kuje vicinity and the Correctional Center’s enviroment, who had mastered the terrain and acclamitised, were moved out and redeployed 24 hours before terrorists attacked the famous Kuje Prison in Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of political power. The source wondered why it is 24 hours after troop’s who had come to understand the vicinity were withdrawn and new ones who were yet to settle in arrived that the terrorists struck. However, Vanguard newspaper was told that the period that the soldiers were supposed…

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Ghana & IMF Discuss Possible $3bn Loan To Support Economy

A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is billed to visit Ghana from today to begin initial discussions about a possible $3 billion bailout loan. Statistics indicate the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio was 80.1 per cent at the end of last year, and fuel prices have shot up as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war. The visit, which will run between July 6th and 13th, comes as the West African nation faces protests against spiralling inflation and other economic woes. Protests began late June as hundreds took to the streets…

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Outgoing OPEC Secretary General, Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo Is Dead

The late Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo in a handshake with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House earlier on Tuesday before he passed on The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, is dead. Sources close to the family said he died at about 11:00p.m. on Tuesday. He was aged 63. His death was announced in the early hours of Wednesday by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) GMD, Mr Mele Kyari, who described his departure as a great loss to his immediate family, NNPC Nigeria,…

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Christophe Galtier Appointed As Mauricio Pochettino Replacement At Paris St-Germain

Mauricio Pochettino (left), and new Paris St-Germain (PSG) boss, Christophe Galtier Following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino from Paris St-Germain (PSG), Christophe Galtier has been named by the club as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement. It was gathered that Galtier already signed a two-year deal until the summer of 2024. He left Nice last month after guiding them to fifth in Ligue 1 and a runner-up finish in the French Cup last season. The 55-year-old, who led Lille to the Ligue 1 title in 2021, is PSG’s seventh coach since the Qatari…

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Bauchi Lawmakers Attacked By Hoodlums Wielding Guns, Machetes

Reports monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria NAN has it that hoodlums on Monday attacked Bauchi State lawmakers at their guest house, damage cars and windows during an oversite function in the state. The reports also have it that the House was embroiled in leadership crisis last Thursday with 22 members passing vote of confidence on the Speaker, Mr Abubakar Suleiman, and principal officers of the assembly. Mr Babale Abubakar, the Majority Leader of the House, told newsmen on Monday in Bauchi that the latest attack, which happened at…

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AMCON Recovery Drive: Senate Appeals For More Support

AMCON Managing Director/CEO Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru AMCON is saddled with the tough assignment of recovering nearly N5trillion owed the country by debtors who for years now hide under all manners of technicalities to tie AMCON up in different Courts to stall repayment. Sani who was represented by Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi however commended the management of AMCON for remaining resolute. While appealing to sister agencies of the federal government and all stakeholders to support the recovery drive of AMCON, Sani also appreciated the contribution of the Inter-Agency Committee set up…

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Terrorism: ‘If They Bring Fight To You, Fight Them Back,’ Akeredolu Tells Ondo People

The governor of Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, has urged the good people of Ondo State to repel any attack on them by gunmen in the state. The governor made the call while speaking on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, on Monday This is just as Akeredolu debunked the Federal Government’s claim that the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists masterminded the June 5 attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, where many worshippers were killed, and scores injured. Akeredolu, who asked the residents of…

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Kaduna 2023: Uba Sani Settles For Dr Hadiza Balarabe As Running Mate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kaduna State, and the Chairman Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Uba Sani, has picked Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s deputy, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate for the 2023 gubernatorial election in the state. Sani, who currently represents Kaduna Central in the Senate, made this known in a statement from his camp on Monday. The governorship candidate stated that he opted for Balarabe as his running mate after consultations with critical stakeholders across the state. Sani said Balarabe…

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