Nigeria's Pathways for Sustainable Economic Transformation and Inclusion+30

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has anchored its 29th summit on 'Pathways for Sustainable Economic Transformation and Inclusion'. This article explores Nigeria's challenges, potential for sustainable development, and the role of technological advancements. It highlights the need for constructive dialogue among stakeholders to drive shared prosperity. The article emphasizes the importance of long-term development and prioritizing the country's economic trajectory.

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Heavily Armed Security Takes Over Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja+30

Heavily armed security has been deployed in Abuja as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal prepares to deliver its verdict on the petitions challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election. Supporters of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi are anxiously awaiting the judgment, while armed riot police officers and other security operatives without uniforms have been stationed at strategic locations to prevent any possible breakdown of law and order.

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Nigerian Security Forces Rescue 16 Hostages from Criminal Gangs in Bautshi State+30

Nigerian security forces launched a successful operation to rescue 16 hostages from the grip of criminal gangs in Bautshi State. The joint operation conducted by the police, army, and other security agencies resulted in the capture of the criminals and the safe release of the hostages. This significant achievement highlights the commitment and effectiveness of Nigerian security forces in combating crime and protecting the lives of innocent citizens.

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Nigeria Spends Over N400 Billion Monthly on Petrol Subsidy+30

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPCL) has revealed that it spends over N400 billion monthly as subsidy on petrol. This comes as a result of NNPCL being the sole importer of petrol into Nigeria, taking on the enormous cost of fuel subsidy. Other private oil marketers have ceased importing petrol into Nigeria due to difficulties in accessing the required United States dollars.

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Sterling Homes Launches Inclusive Housing Scheme for Low-Income Earners in Nigeria+30

Sterling Homes, one of Nigeria's leading real estate developers, has launched an inclusive housing scheme called Ojo Ola. The scheme aims to make buildable lands accessible to low-income earning Nigerians who cannot afford decent homes. It is designed for petty traders, average salary earners, teachers, artisans, and motorists, among others. The affordable housing scheme is currently available in Lagos, Abeokuta, and Ibadan, with plans to expand to other regions of the nation soon. The initiative provides free architectural design and allows subscribers to build their preferred house design on the land. With over 75% of Nigerians falling under the low-income earning category, Sterling Homes aims to address the housing deficit and provide a better future for this segment of the population.

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UAE Ambassador Presents Credentials to Nigerian President, Strengthening Bilateral Ties+30

Salem Saeed Al Shamsi presented his credentials as the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria in a ceremony held in Abuja. President Tinubu expressed his wishes for further growth and prosperity for the UAE, highlighting his country's readiness to support the Ambassador. Both sides discussed enhancing cooperation and reiterated their commitment to strengthen bilateral ties.

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ECOWAS Parliament Members Seek Resolution to Disagreements Over Military Intervention in Niger+30

Members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) parliament are attempting to resolve disagreements that have arisen following plans to organize a military intervention in Niger, where a coup occurred in late July. Some parliamentarians believe that the restoration of constitutional order in the country can only be achieved through diplomacy and dialogue, while others are calling for decisive action.

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Reactions Trail the Appointment of 97 Special Advisers and Assistants in Kano State+30

The appointment of 97 special advisers and assistants by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf in Kano state has sparked various reactions on social media. While the government spokesperson claims the appointments were based on merit, loyalty, and commitment, critics argue that it is a breeding ground for corruption. This news comes after Governor Yusuf ordered the stoppage of salaries for 10,800 workers employed by the previous administration.

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Reno Omokri Returns to Nigeria, Mocks Critics and Supporters+30

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has returned to Nigeria after speculation about his possible arrest. In a video posted on social media, Omokri confidently announced his arrival and mocked critics and supporters. He reiterated his clean record and challenged anyone to bring forth evidence of wrongdoing.

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ECOWAS Imposes Sanctions on Military Leaders Involved in Coup in Niger+30

ECOWAS, the regional economic community of West African countries, has decided to impose sanctions on military leaders in Niger who were involved in the recent coup. Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, who is also the Chairman of the ECOWAS Conference, condemned the coup and emphasized the bloc's commitment to preventing such unconstitutional actions. The sanctions include financial restrictions, travel bans, and the establishment of a no-fly zone over Niger.

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Former Provost of Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta Abducted on His Way to Abeokuta+30

Gunmen have abducted the former provost of Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta, Dr Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi, his wife, and driver on their way to Abeokuta. The Ogun State Commissioner of Police has assured that detectives are on the trail of the abductors. This incident adds to the growing security challenges in Ogun State.

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Electricity Distribution Companies in Nigeria Seek Tariff Review+30

Eleven successor electricity companies in Nigeria have applied to review their electricity tariffs, citing shifts in macroeconomic parameters and the need to account for variables affecting their operations and sustainability. While previous attempts to increase tariffs faced opposition, the recent notice from the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) indicates that an increase may still occur, pending the outcome of a rate case hearing. The NERC invites public commentary on these applications by July 20, 2023.

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President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, Urges Politicians to Have Clear Vision and Mission+30

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has emphasized the importance for politicians to have a clear vision and mission in their political aspirations. Speaking at the funeral service of Late Deaconese Aniema Donald Etiebet in Akwa Ibom State, Akpabio highlighted the influence and support of the deceased in his successful political journey. He called on all women to emulate the visionary character of Aniema. The article explores the significance of having a clear vision and mission in Nigerian politics.

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