Rema Makes History at the 2023 MTV VMAs with First-Ever Best Afrobeats Award Win+30

Rema and Selena Gomez's collaboration 'Calm Down' makes history by winning the Best Afrobeats award at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). This remarkable duo beat out top Nigerian artists Burna Boy, Davido, and Wizkid to secure the inaugural win in the newly established category. 'Calm Down' gained international recognition for its fusion of Afrobeats and pop elements, along with chart-topping success on platforms like Billboard and Spotify.

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Nigeria Police Force Launches Committee to Review Firearms Licensing and Regulations+30

The Nigeria Police Force has established an ad hoc committee to conduct a comprehensive review of firearms licensing and regulations. The initiative aims to enhance public safety and security in line with existing laws. The committee will collaborate with relevant stakeholders to examine and improve firearms licensing procedures. The Police Force warns against the illegal possession and proliferation of firearms and directs state commissioners and tactical squads to intensify efforts to curtail their use. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious firearms-related activities.

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Group urges opposition to withdraw protests against Olu of Warri's list+30

Warri Urban Security Network (WUSN) calls on those opposed to the list of members of Iwere Host Community Trust submitted by Olu of Warri to withdraw their protests. WUSN believes the decision is in the overall best interest of the Warri Kingdom and urges the Delta state governor to mediate. They emphasize that the trust incorporation into the Iwere Development Master Plan promotes the advancement of the kingdom and should be applauded.

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Nigeria Considers Joining G20: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks+30

Nigeria, one of Africa's leading oil producers and the continent's largest economy, is considering the possibility of joining the G20 group. The Nigerian government is currently conducting widespread consultations to evaluate the advantages and potential risks. President Bola Tinubu is expected to attend the upcoming G20 Summit to explore opportunities for attracting more investments to Nigeria.

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Unprecedented Increase in the Distribution of Unusual Firearms Worries Nigerian Police+30

The Nigerian Police Force is deeply concerned about the alarming rise in the distribution of unusual and advanced firearms across the country. CP Idowu Owohunwa, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, expressed surprise at the discovery of these unfamiliar weapons, highlighting the need to trace their origins. The increasing proliferation of weapons poses a significant challenge to law enforcement as they strive to combat rising crime rates. The Police Force is determined to tackle this issue and bring the culprits behind the illegal firearms trade to justice.

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Delta Media Forum Urges Governor to Build on Achievements of Predecessor+30

The Delta Media Forum (DMF) has called on Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, to continue the developmental efforts of his predecessor. The forum commends the governor for his victory at the tribunal and affirms the integrity of the electoral process. DMF also congratulates Festus Keyamo on his reappointment as Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, expressing confidence in his ability to excel. The forum urges legislators from Delta State to prioritize the welfare of the people.

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Ex-Council Chiefs Accuse Oyo State Government of Witch Hunt, Demand Outstanding Salaries and Allowances+30

Former local government chairmen and councillors in Oyo State have accused Governor Seyi Makinde and the state House of Assembly of engaging in a witch hunt against them. The officials are demanding the payment of outstanding salaries and allowances, amounting to N3,374,889,425.60. This issue stems from the Supreme Court's ruling that found their terminations unlawful and ordered the state government to pay their salaries and allowances for the three years they should have served. Despite an initial payment, the state government still owes them a balance. The ex-officials have called out the lack of transparency in allocating state funds and criticized recent actions by the House of Assembly, which they claim are aimed at pressuring them into abandoning their rightful claims.

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President Tinubu Holds Governors and Local Government Chairmen Responsible for Poor Management of Subsidy Removal Palliatives+30

President Bola Tinubu has emphasized that the responsibility of ensuring the proper distribution of subsidy removal palliatives lies with the governors and local government chairmen. In response to a request by Muslim clerics to monitor the distribution nationwide, Tinubu stated that he cannot give orders to the states as they are closer to the people. He urged Nigerians to hold the governors accountable for the management of the palliatives.

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National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal Dismisses Petition against Prince Akeem Adeyemi's Victory+30

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed a petition brought by Surveyor Oyekalu Rasheed Oyegbami against the victory of Prince Akeem Adeyemi in the 2023 election in AFIJIO/Atiba/Oyo East/Oyo West federal constituency. The tribunal ruled that the petition was a pre-election matter and lacked merit. Oyekalu had alleged logo omission and disenfranchisement of his supporters on the election day.

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Contradictory Testimony Emerges in Nasarawa Election Petition Case+30

A new twist has emerged in the governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, as another witness for the All Progressives Congress (APC) contradicted the earlier testimony of their star witness. The witness claimed that APC votes were not reduced, but rather, the votes of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) were increased. The witness's claims have raised further doubts about the credibility of the election results.

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Bendel Insurance Football Club Set for Return Leg Clash in Algeria+30

Bendel Insurance Football Club is gearing up for their return leg game against Aso Chlef FC of Algeria in the CAF Confederation Cup. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, advised the team to play better in Algeria, confident in their ability to secure a victory. The governor emphasized the importance of following the coach's instructions and game plan, reminding the team that they have remained unbeaten throughout the season.

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Man Allegedly Murders His Two Nieces in Abeokuta+30

A shocking incident in Abeokuta, Ogun State, leaves a community in disbelief as a man is accused of murdering his two nieces. The suspect allegedly confessed to the killings and blamed his act on a spiritual belief. The police are investigating the tragedy and seeking to understand the motive behind the heinous crime.

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Leaders of West African bloc meet in Abuja amid crisis in Niger+30

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are meeting in Abuja to hold a crucial summit after the deadline set for the coup leaders in Niger to restore constitutional order passed without any result. ECOWAS has warned of taking "significant decisions" during this summit, prioritizing diplomacy in seeking a resolution to the crisis in Niger while maintaining military intervention threats.

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Investigation Launched into Elevator Accident at Lagos General Hospital+30

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) have initiated a joint investigation into the elevator accident that resulted in the death of a female doctor at the General Hospital in Lagos. The agencies, alongside other relevant authorities, aim to determine the cause of the malfunction and ensure the safety of facilities for consumers and the general public.

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Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Orders Cancellation of Sit-at-Home Protests in Southeast Nigeria+30

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained pro Biafran agitator, has issued an order to cancel all pending and future sit-at-home protests in the southeast region of Nigeria. In a handwritten letter directed to his former sidekick, Simon Ekpa, Kanu emphasized that the movement was initiated to liberate the people and not to further oppress them. The decision is expected to provide reprieve to the beleaguered individuals in the five eastern states of Abia, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, and Enugu.

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