UAE Lifts Visa Ban on Nigerian Travelers, Resumes Flights+30

The United Arab Emirates has lifted the year-long visa ban imposed on Nigerian travelers and has resumed flights between both countries. President Bola Tinubu and UAE leader Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan concluded a historic agreement that has led to the immediate cessation of the visa ban. This news comes as a relief to Nigerian travelers and will also boost the tourism industry between the two nations.

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Taraba State Governor Completes Induction Course and Retreat for State Executive Council Members+30

Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has completed a three-day induction course and retreat for state executive council members in Abuja. The course aimed to build capacity and refresh leadership skills for the new administration. The report presented outlined solutions for developmental challenges and emphasized the importance of ethical conduct and cooperation among government arms.

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Vice President Shettima: Tinubu's Economic Policies Yielding Positive Results, Allocations Increased+30

Vice President Kashim Shettima has praised the economic policies of the President Bola Tinubu administration, stating that they are already showing positive results. Shettima highlighted the increased allocations available to states from the federation account, attributing it to the absence of unaccounted fuel subsidies. He emphasized the need for a strong partnership with the banking and finance industry to propel Nigeria's economic growth and rejuvenation. Shettima also outlined the priorities of the Tinubu administration, including food security, poverty eradication, economic growth, access to capital, and improved security. The article discusses the importance of cooperation from stakeholders in implementing these priorities and commends the reform initiatives undertaken by the Tinubu administration.

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AON Backs Government's Decision to Suspend Nigeria Air Project+30

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have expressed their support for the Federal Government's decision to halt the Nigeria Air project. In a statement, AON praised the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, for his bold and patriotic stance. The AON stated that the Nigeria Air project lacked transparency and had been shrouded in secrecy. They applauded Keyamo's actions, asserting that it had saved Nigeria from further embarrassment in the aviation industry. AON also expressed confidence that by postponing the project, Keyamo would have the opportunity to rectify the flaws and restore Nigeria's image in the global aviation family.

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20-year-old man arrested for killing father for money ritual in Ogun State+30

A 20-year-old man identified as Ridwan has been arrested in Ogun State, Nigeria, for allegedly killing his father in a bid to perform a money ritual. The suspect confessed to removing his father's private part, larynx, and four teeth as instructed by a ritualist he named as Baba Kekere. The suspect was apprehended by operatives of the Ogun State So-Safe Corps and has been handed over to the police for further investigation.

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Ifedola Senasu Gabriel Okupevi Consecrated as 9th Bishop of Lagos Anglican Diocese+30

Ifedola Senasu Gabriel Okupevi, a native of Badagry, has been consecrated as the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos, Anglican Communion. The historic enthronement ceremony took place at the Vining Memorial Cathedral and the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina. Dignitaries and esteemed guests, including the Governor of Lagos State, graced the event, making it a memorable occasion for the Anglican community in Lagos.

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Outbreak of Diphtheria Claims 26 Lives in Bauchi State, Nigeria+30

The outbreak of diphtheria in Bauchi State, Nigeria, has claimed the lives of 26 individuals, while 180 suspected cases have been reported. The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA) is actively investigating the outbreak to confirm the cases and implement necessary measures for disease control and prevention.

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Increasing Trend of Business Divestment and Closures Raises Concerns, Says NECA+30

The Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association (NECA) has expressed concerns over the increasing trend of business divestment, capital flight, and business closures in Nigeria. NECA highlighted the crucial role of private businesses in employment generation and economic growth. Adewale-Smatt Oyerinde, the Director-General of NECA, pointed out the challenges faced by the private sector due to government policies, regulatory hurdles, and legislative constraints. The negative consequences of these policy choices include persistent unemployment and rising crime rates. NECA called on the government to urgently address the challenges faced by the private sector to prevent further economic decline and promote sustainable growth.

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Attack on Traditional Ruler's House in Imo State: A Grim Tale of Insecurity+30

Gunmen have attacked and set ablaze the house of the traditional ruler of Okwuru, Orsu Ihitteukwa in Imo State, Nigeria. This incident adds to the growing insecurities faced by local communities in the region. The article delves into the attack, the ongoing struggles of the residents, and the urgent need for government intervention to restore peace and security.

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Nigerian Senators Reject Military Intervention in Niger+30

Nigerian senators from the northern states have strongly opposed President Bola Tinubu's proposal for a military intervention in neighboring Niger. Concerns over the potential impact on regional peace led to a heated closed-door meeting where the majority rejected the intervention. This dissent highlights the constitutional requirement for Senate approval before deploying security forces abroad unless there is an imminent national security risk.

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Nigeria Faces Potential Military Intervention by ECOWAS: What's Next?+30

West African regional bloc ECOWAS is considering military intervention in Nigeria after the recent coup. This article explores the potential consequences and international response to the situation.

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AU leaders give Nigerian junta one week to return to power+30

African Union leaders have called on the Nigerian junta to return power within one week or face sanctions. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held an emergency summit in Niger on Sunday to demand President Muhammadu Buhari's return after he was detained by a rebel group. The AU leaders praised ECOWAS for their strong leadership in protecting Nigeria's constitutional order and joined in the call for an immediate release of President Buhari to allow the democratically elected government to take charge once again.

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Prophet Predicts PDP's Failure in Edo State Governorship Election+30

Prophet Godwin Ikuru, the spiritual leader of the Jehovah Eye Salvation, has made a bold prediction that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not emerge victorious in the upcoming governorship election in Edo state. His statement has sparked controversy amidst political developments and defections in the state.

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Senate to Investigate Delay in Completion of Aba-Ossisioma, Port Harcourt, Umuahia-Ikot-Ekpene Road Rehabilitation Projects+30

The Nigerian Senate has initiated an investigation into the delay in completing the rehabilitation projects for the Aba-Ossisioma, Port Harcourt, and Umuahia-Ikot-Ekpene roads. These highways are crucial national assets connecting various regions of Nigeria. The probe aims to assess the allocation and utilization of funds, as well as measure the progress of the work. Several contractors, including CGCC Global Project Nigeria Limited and China Civil Engineering Construction Company, are responsible for these projects.

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PwC Appoints Sam Abu as Regional Senior Partner for West Africa+30

PwC has announced the appointment of Sam Abu as the Regional Senior Partner for the West Market Area and Country Senior Partner for PwC Nigeria, effective from 1 July 2023. Sam brings over 23 years of professional experience and will be responsible for driving the strategic goals of the firm in the region.

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