Nigeria: First Lady Provides N500m Aid to 500 Displaced Families in Plateau+30

The First Lady of Nigeria, Remi Tinubu, has extended a helping hand to 500 displaced families in Plateau State, providing N500 million aid to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Emphasizing the importance of unity and diversity, Mrs. Tinubu called for dialogue, tolerance, and understanding among Nigerians. The relief and resettlement packages aim to support the affected families in their journey to recovery and promote food production, in line with the President's agenda. The Plateau State Governor acknowledged the First Lady's efforts, highlighting the significance of putting the people's welfare before politics.

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Former Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Yomi Awoniyi, Joins APC+30

Architect Yomi Awoniyi, a former deputy governor of Kogi state, has officially joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the November 11 gubernatorial election in the state. This development boosts the electoral fortunes of the ruling party in Kogi.

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Ondo State Governor Returns Amidst Impeachment Plot by Deputy and Assembly Members+30

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has abruptly cut short his medical leave in Germany to return home, following an alleged plot by his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, and lawmakers of the State House of Assembly to impeach him. There are reports of a power struggle and a political crisis within the Ondo State government. Akeredolu's return has plunged the Deputy Governor's camp into disarray and sent shockwaves through the State Assembly, as the impeachment plans were thwarted.

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BOGIS Warns Landlords and Shop Owners Against Leasing to Betting Houses+30

Borno State Geographic Information Service (BOGIS) has issued a warning to landlords and shop owners in Maiduguri against leasing their properties to betting houses. BOGIS cited the increase in criminal activities associated with gambling and emphasized that such actions would result in the revocation of premises. This article delves into the implications of the warning and the rationale behind BOGIS' stance.

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Prominent Islamic Cleric Arrested for Threatening Traditionalists in Kwara State+30

The Kwara State Police Command has apprehended a highly sought-after Islamic cleric, Ayodeji Sala, for allegedly issuing threats to a group of traditionalists in Ilorin. The arrest was carried out at the cleric's hideout on Tuesday evening. Sala, who owns Quranic schools in Ilorin and Ogbomoso, was paraded at the Police Command headquarters the following day. He confessed to the act but stated that it was not at the directive of the state Commissioner of Police. The incident has raised concerns about the potential for religious unrest in the area.

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High Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Set Aside Suspension of Former PDP Chairman+30

A High Court in Benue State has dismissed a suit seeking to set aside the suspension of Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The court described the suit as an abuse of court processes. The plaintiffs had sought to reinstate Ayu as the national chairman of PDP and to set aside his suspension.

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, Recalls Suspended Commissioner Atibioke+30

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, has recalled the Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Home Affairs, Mr. Olaiya Atibioke, from suspension. Atibioke is expected to resume work at his office from Monday, August 28, 2023, after a two-week suspension.

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Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy Refutes Allegations of Breaking Law by Accepting Appointment while Undertaking NYSC Scheme+30

Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, has denied breaking any law by accepting her appointment as a minister while still undertaking the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in Nigeria. She clarified that there is no legal requirement preventing a serving corps member from being appointed into political office, citing a recent court judgment that supports her position. Musawa, who started the NYSC program in 2001 but couldn't complete it at the time, took it upon herself to participate in the current NYSC scheme to fulfill her personal commitment and sense of duty to her country.

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Why Did Lagos State House of Assembly Reject 17 Cabinet Nominees?+30

The Lagos State House of Assembly recently rejected 17 out of the 39 cabinet nominees presented by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. This decision marks a historic event in the state's democratic history. However, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) is urging the House to provide transparent reasons for their decision. The nominees were considered competent, and the criticisms against their nominations are not linked to corruption or indictment. This article explores the importance of transparency in this rejection and questions the motivations behind it.

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Building Collapse in Nigeria's Capital Leaves Two Dead and Many Trapped+30

Rescue teams are working tirelessly to save survivors after a building collapsed in Abuja, Nigeria's capital. The tragedy has led to two fatalities, with numerous others feared trapped in the rubble. So far, 37 people have been rescued alive amidst ongoing rescue operations. The collapsed building, located in a densely populated area, served as both a residential block and a shopping center.

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SERAP Files Lawsuit Against Nigerian Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives over Proposed N40 Billion Expenditure on Vehicles+30

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has taken legal action against Godswill Akpabio, the Senate President, and Tajudeen Abbas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. SERAP has filed a lawsuit over the alleged plan to spend N40 billion on luxury vehicles for lawmakers and N70 billion as "palliatives" for new members, while 137 million Nigerians are living in extreme poverty.

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Protests by Oyo State Workers and Pensioners Continue for Fifth Day+30

Protests by Oyo State workers and pensioners in Nigeria have entered their fifth day as they continue to demand several concessions from the state government. The workers, under the umbrella of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), have blocked the entrance and exit gates of the Oyo State Secretariat. They are calling for payment of outstanding salary deductions, palliatives, review of pension allowances, leave bonuses, gratuities, and promotion letters. The workers have vowed to continue their protest until Governor Seyi Makinde addresses their concerns.

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Marauding Herdsmen Destroy 300 Farmlands Worth N100 Million in Delta State+30

Marauding herdsmen have devastated approximately 300 farmlands estimated to be worth N100 million in Obetim-Uno community, Afor in Ndokwa East Local Council of Delta State, Nigeria. This destruction has led to the abandonment of the community's main source of livelihood, leaving farmers in a state of hunger and helplessness. Despite attempts at peaceful resolution, the herdsmen refuse to leave or compensate for the damage caused. The affected community members now seek the intervention of relevant government authorities to restore peace and justice.

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Gospel Superstar Mercy Chinwo Shines at Maranatha Awards USA 2023+30

International gospel superstar Mercy Chinwo emerged as the big winner at the Maranatha Awards USA 2023, securing five prestigious awards. She triumphed in categories such as Best Gospel Album, Best Gospel Music Video, and Best Recording Gospel Artist. Chinwo expressed her gratitude on Instagram, acknowledging her journey and dedicating the accolades to her supporters and the advancement of God's Kingdom.

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Shock and Anger as Students' Hostel in Uyo Falls Victim to Armed Robbery+30

Students residing in a private hostel affiliated with the University of Uyo are outraged and fearful after experiencing a late-night armed robbery. The robbery, which lasted for over half an hour, was met with alleged police inaction despite distress calls from the victims. The incident has raised concerns about the safety and security of students in the area.

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