Enugu State Assembly Election Voided, Rerun Ordered+30

The National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Enugu State has nullified the election of Honourable Bright Ngene of the Labour Party as the House of Assembly member representing Enugu South urban constituency. The tribunal ordered a rerun election within 90 days based on the grounds that the number of votes credited to the winner was fewer than the number of disenfranchised voters in the constituency. Meanwhile, the parliamentary election petition tribunal in Lagos state has debunked media reports of cancelling the election victory of Honourable Atta Achief Thaddeus, the House of Representatives member-elect, Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

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NSCDC Arrests Pastor over Alleged N1.6m Visa Scam in Akure+30

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have apprehended Pastor Michael Ogundepo in Akure, Ondo state, for an alleged N1.6m visa scam. The pastor is accused of seizing a victim's passport and converting N1.67m for personal use. This incident highlights the need for individuals to be cautious and verify the authenticity of visa application services.

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Rehabilitation of 135 Roads Begins in Abuja+30

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has officially launched the rehabilitation of 135 roads in Abuja. The project, which is part of the government's "Renewed Hope Agenda," aims to improve the infrastructure and enhance the lives of residents in the city. Contractors have been given a six-month deadline to complete the rehabilitation works.

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NSITF and Plateau State Government Agree to Withdraw Tax Dispute and Set Up Technical Committee+30

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the Plateau State Government have reached an agreement to resolve their tax dispute. They have decided to withdraw the case from the Tax Appeal Tribunal and form a four-man technical committee to find a resolution. The NSITF has also paid N62 million in backlog Pay As You Earn Tax (PAYE) to the Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS). The PSIRS has expressed support for the implementation of the Employee Compensation Scheme (ECS) and will rectify its contributions to the scheme.

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FCT Police Refute Claims of Shooting Incident at Garki Market+30

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has denied allegations of opening fire on a woman at Garki Market in Abuja. The incident, captured in a viral video, triggered panic among traders and bystanders. The FCT police spokesperson clarified that it was the Department of State Services (DSS) who were involved in the altercation with a vendor. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear.

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President Bola Tinubu's Fate to be Decided by the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC)+30

On Wednesday, September 6, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) will deliver its judgment on the various petitions against President Bola Tinubu's victory in the February 25 presidential election. The opposition, led by Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, has contested Tinubu's win, citing electoral irregularities. However, legal practitioner Ismail Balogun expressed confidence that Tinubu would remain in office for more than 100 days due to his ability to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Africa's Road to Electric Vehicle Adoption Faces Challenges, Says Stallion Motors GM+30

The General Manager of Stallion Motors (Nigeria) Ltd, Amit Sharma, has stated that Africa's transition to electric vehicles (EVs) may be hindered by several challenges. These challenges include the lack of a supportive legislative environment, insecurity, and the absence of a well-developed charging infrastructure. Sharma emphasized the need for political will and protective measures to help incentivize the adoption of new vehicle technologies. He also highlighted Nissan's efforts in addressing some of these issues with their E-POWER solution.

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PDP Governors Nominate Candidates for Appointments in Tinubu's Government, Says FCT Minister+30

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has revealed that governors from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominated individuals to be appointed in the administration of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Wike clarified that the APC government had requested nominations from both their party and the PDP. He emphasized his commitment to the success of the Tinubu government, while maintaining his allegiance to the PDP.

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Oyo State Government Dismisses Viral Claim of Palliative Distribution+30

The Oyo State government has dismissed the viral claim about authorities sharing palliatives through an online registration portal. Government sources have branded the claim as fake and advised the public to disregard it. The message, which went viral on WhatsApp, alleged that Oyo State residents could check their eligibility online to receive palliatives from the Federal Government's N5 billion subsidy removal initiative. However, the Oyo State Palliative Committee members have confirmed that no such registration platform has been designated.

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Newly Appointed Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, Requests Halt to Congratulatory Billboards+30

Nyesom Wike, the newly appointed Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Nigeria, has asked well-wishers to refrain from putting up congratulatory billboards and advertisements in his honor. This move demonstrates his commitment to focusing solely on his duties and responsibilities while channeling resources towards more pressing issues and governmental projects. Public reactions to Wike's request have been generally positive, with many praising his modesty and commitment to public service.

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APC Leadership in Kogi State Undergoes Swearing-In Ceremony+30

The All Progressives Congress (APC) held a swearing-in ceremony for new members of the national working committee (NWC) in Kogi State. This comes after a disagreement between the state party leadership and the central party regarding the choices for deputy national publicity secretary and zonal organising secretary."

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Emergency Summit on Niger Coup: ECOWAS Leaders Gather to Address Crisis+30

Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are set to convene an emergency summit in Abuja to discuss the recent coup in Niger. The military chiefs responsible for the coup have defied calls to reinstate the elected president, prompting ECOWAS to explore both diplomatic and potential military solutions. This gathering is expected to yield important decisions regarding the crisis. The possibility of military intervention has raised concerns within ECOWAS and neighboring countries, with some warning of dire consequences. The coup leaders' rejection of a joint delegation has added complexity to the situation. In a surprising twist, a former Nigerian emir has disclosed his mediation efforts with the coup leaders. The detention and reportedly deplorable living conditions of President Bazoum have also drawn international attention. This coup is the fifth in Niger's history, intensifying calls for an end to such unconstitutional seizures of power.

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Regional Mediation Efforts to Reverse Coup in Niger Collapse as Deadline Approaches+30

Regional mediation efforts to reverse the coup in Niger have collapsed, increasing the likelihood of a military intervention by other West African countries. As tensions escalate, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) defense chiefs have finalized a plan for a potential forceful intervention if President Mohamed Bazoum is not reinstated. However, there are concerns about the potential consequences and challenges of such an intervention. Niger's strategic allies, the United States and France, stand against Russia and its private military contractor, Wagner, which have been supporting the military regimes in Mali and Burkina Faso. A military intervention could result in a lengthy presence of ECOWAS forces, potentially impacting the legitimacy of President Bazoum. Nigeria, the chair of ECOWAS, leads the efforts to reverse the coup in Niger while facing internal security challenges at home.

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Excellent Foundation College Schools Honours Outstanding Pupils and Says Farewell to Graduating Students+30

The management and pupils of Excellent Foundation College Schools in Lagos held a special event to honor outstanding pupils and bid farewell to the graduating students of the Senior Secondary School 3. The event featured music, prize presentations, a change of guard, exhortation, and special presentations by Zenith Bank Plc and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). In his address, the coordinator and proprietor, Temple Ogueri Onyeukwu, emphasized the importance of academic learning, moral upbringing, and responsible living for achieving success and excellence in life.

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Suspected Vehicle Theft Syndicate Busted in Nasarawa State+30

The Nasarawa Police Command has arrested two suspected members of a vehicle theft syndicate and recovered a stolen car. The prime suspect was apprehended in Taraba State while his accomplice was arrested in Jos, Plateau State. The suspects confessed to conspiring to sell the stolen vehicle for N2.5 million. The Commissioner of Police has commended the officers and ordered the suspects to be charged in court for prosecution.

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