Anuoluwapo Opeyori: Breaking the Olympic Jinx in Badminton for Nigeria+30

President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Francis Orbih, expresses confidence in Anuoluwapo Opeyori's ability to break the Olympic jinx in badminton for Nigeria. Opeyori, currently Africa's number one, is on a training tour in Vietnam, with plans to compete in various international tournaments to earn qualification points for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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Two Nigerians Deported from Indonesia after Overstaying Visa+30

Indonesia has deported two Nigerian citizens, identified as EU and CK, who had overstayed their visa for more than three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began. They were initially detained in Jakarta and subsequently transferred to Rudenim Makassar.

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Nigerian President's Election Legitimacy Challenged in Court+30

The Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu, and his rival, Atiku Abubakar, eagerly await the verdict of the Court of Appeals regarding the legality of the past February elections. Both parties have their objections to the election results and are demanding a thorough investigation. This article explores the ongoing legal battle and the potential consequences for Nigerian politics.

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Enugu State Governor Peter Mbah Commences Production of 25 Million Litres of Water daily, Plans New City and Infrastructure Development+30

Enugu State Governor Peter Mbah has announced the commencement of the production of over 25 million litres of water daily in the state. In addition, he revealed plans for the development of a new Enugu City, construction of urban roads, basic schools, and primary healthcare centers. The governor also highlighted efforts to boost security, improve energy supply, and attract investment into the state.

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Nigeria's Company Income Tax Experiences Significant Growth in Q2 2023+30

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported a remarkable 226.4% quarter-on-quarter growth in Nigeria's Company Income Tax (CIT) during the second quarter of 2023. The CIT collections amounted to N1.53 trillion, surpassing the previous quarter's N469.01 billion. The report also highlights the sectoral contributions and the importance of press freedom in upholding balanced journalism.

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Residents of Onitsha Advised to Relocate Before 2023 Flood Devastations+30

President General of Onitsha, Sir Chike Ekweogwu, has advised residents of Onitsha to relocate before the 2023 flood devastations. He emphasized the need for them to find refuge in upland areas to avoid catastrophic consequences. Massive sensitization and public enlightenment have been carried out to advise those living along the bank of River Niger.

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Nigeria's Cassava Sector Seeks Government Support for Economic Transformation+30

The President of the Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) has called for the establishment of a Cassava Development Commission in Nigeria to transform cassava into a vital economic crop. The commission would design a comprehensive Cassava Development Agenda and require strong political will from the government to succeed. The NCGA president also highlighted the need to differentiate between cassava for food security and cassava for industrial use. Furthermore, he emphasized the imperative of involving the youth in modern farming techniques and making agriculture attractive as a career prospect.

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Federal Government to Restore Port Harcourt Refinery by December+30

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has reaffirmed the federal government's commitment to reviving the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) Ltd. In an inspection tour of the rehabilitation progress, Lokpobiri expressed satisfaction with the ongoing work and predicted that the refinery would be back on stream by December. This action is part of the government's plan to end petroleum product importation and ensure a better supply of petroleum products in Nigeria.

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Delta State Governor Rolls Out Palliatives for Workers Amid Fuel Subsidy Removal+30

Governor Oborevwori of Delta State has introduced a series of palliative measures to assist workers in the state cope with the removal of fuel subsidy. The measures include monthly financial support of N10,000 for workers, the introduction of a shift system, and the payment of outstanding promotion arrears. The Governor has also set up a committee to plan for palliatives for vulnerable groups. Additionally, the State government is exploring the possibility of acquiring electric vehicles and converting a tricycle assembly plant to produce gas-powered keke.

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Proxy Wars and Power Struggles: Unraveling the Crisis in Niger Republic+30

The crisis in Niger Republic has caught the attention of The National Observatory, who cautioned against the involvement of ECOWAS and Nigeria in a potential proxy war situation. The group highlighted the role of foreign powers, particularly Russian corporation Mercenary Armed Enforcer Wagner Group, in exploiting Niger's uranium resources. The Socialist Workers League expressed concerns and condemned the military coup, emphasizing that the people of Niger must achieve their own liberation from oppression. This article delves into the complexities of the crisis and the need for cautious decision-making.

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NiMet Predicts Cloudy Skies and Intermittent Rains Across Nigeria+30

NiMet has released its weather outlook for Nigeria, predicting cloudy skies, intervals of sunshine, and intermittent rains across the country. The agency advises caution due to the potential for flash flooding during moderate to heavy rainfall. Disaster risk managers and individuals are urged to take proactive measures to protect lives and properties.

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16 Illegal Tax Collectors Arrested in Benue State+30

The Benue State Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) task force team has successfully apprehended 16 illegal tax collectors who have been operating illegal checkpoints in various parts of the state. The newly formed task force, spearheaded by BIRS and security personnel, made the arrests in Gwer East and Konshisha LGAs. These operations are a significant step towards curbing tax evasion in the region.

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Gombe State Athletics Association Inaugurates New Academy to Develop World Champions+30

Gombe State Athletics Association (GAA) has inaugurated a new athletics academy with 25 pioneering students. The academy aims to train and develop talented athletes in different track and field events, grooming them to become elite stars. The GAA Chairman, Ahmed Shaibu Gara Gombe, emphasized the importance of sports in nurturing talent and encouraged parents to support their children's athletic pursuits.

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Benue Governor flags off construction of 16 Makurdi township roads+30

Benue's Governor Hyacinth Alia has kicked off the construction of 16 Makurdi township roads measuring 15.39km. The project aims to improve transportation, create job opportunities, and stimulate economic growth. The governor emphasized the importance of a well-developed road network for a thriving city like Makurdi.

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Nigerian Shippers Council Collaborates with FCCPC to Develop Consumer Protection Regime for Ports+30

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has partnered with the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) to create guidelines for safeguarding consumer rights in the shipping services sector at Nigerian ports. The collaboration aims to establish a Consumer Protection Regime (CPR) that will promote transparency, fair trade practices, competition, and efficiency in the industry. Stakeholders are being engaged through sensitisation exercises to gather inputs and ensure seamless operations. The initiative also seeks to address corruption and bribery by introducing clear rules and standard operating procedures within the port and shipping sector.

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