Groups Raise Alarm Over Plot to Blackmail NIMASA Director-General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and Sabotage Tinubu's 'Renewed Hope' Agenda+30

Socio-cultural groups in Nigeria have raised concerns over an alleged plot to blackmail Dr. Bashir Jamoh, the Director-General of NIMASA, and sabotage President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda in the blue economy sector. The groups have condemned the baseless allegations and highlighted Jamoh's credentials and commitment to driving the country's transformation in the blue economy. They called on well-meaning Nigerians to join them in halting this plot and protecting Jamoh's reputation.

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Nigeria Partners with MSMEs to Boost Economy and Job Creation+30

Nigeria's Vice President office has initiated a partnership with Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to improve the economy and create jobs. The interventions will benefit 1.3 million people across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory. These measures aim to fulfill the government's commitment to job creation and economic diversification, with MSMEs playing crucial roles. Various initiatives, including the establishment of shared centers, installation of solar panels, and the development of fashion hubs and furniture clusters, will contribute to this goal.

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Reps Insist on Physical Appearance of CEOs in Crude Oil Theft Probe+30

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating crude oil theft in Nigeria has insisted that the Group Chief Executive Officers of NNPC, NIMASA, and NIWA appear in person to answer questions. The committee expressed dissatisfaction with their representatives and cited their powers under the 1999 Constitution. The investigation revealed that pipelines, well heads, and flow stations are the primary targets of oil thieves, and issues such as faulty metering and lack of technology contribute to the challenges faced by the regulatory agencies. The committee emphasized the need for collaboration among agencies and requested a list of all other agencies working in the oil sector.

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Lagos State Assures Completion of Redline Light Rail System by 2023+30

Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu has assured residents of Lagos State that the construction of the redline light rail system from Ebute Metta to Agbado would be ready by the end of 2023. The project, which is about 95 percent completed, aims to provide efficient transportation options for the growing population of Lagos State.

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Edo State Government Relocates Deputy Governor's Office Amid Political Feud+30

The Edo State Government has made the unusual decision to relocate the office of Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu. This move comes amid escalating tensions between Governor Godwin Obaseki and Shaibu, who are locked in a political feud. The new office's location, just outside the main Government House, is seen as a symbolic distancing between the two leaders. This relocation highlights the deepening divide and raises questions about the future political landscape of Edo State.

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Niger State Government Plans to Resuscitate Bursary Allowances for Indigent Students+30

Niger State Government has announced plans to revive bursary allowances for indigent students in tertiary institutions. The move aims to alleviate the financial burden on parents caused by the fuel subsidy removal. Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago also revealed the intentions of the state government to provide free transportation for pupils, students, and civil servants using a fleet of newly acquired buses. These measures reflect the government's commitment to supporting its citizens during these challenging times.

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Seven Killed in Attack on Mosque in Kaduna State, Nigeria+30

At least seven worshippers were killed in an attack on a mosque in Nigeria's northwest Kaduna state. The attack highlights the ongoing insecurity and violence faced by communities in the region. Armed men have been wreaking havoc and making it unsafe to travel or engage in daily activities. Nigeria's security forces are currently dealing with multiple security challenges across the country, leaving communities vulnerable to attacks.

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NPFL 2023/24 Season Set to Kick Off with Curtain Raiser Fixture in Ibadan+30

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) 2023/24 season is set to begin with a curtain raiser fixture in Ibadan. The Chairman of NPFL, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, explained that this decision follows the tradition established last season. Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) will be hosting Plateau United at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan. The article highlights the significance of the curtain raiser and the streaming of the match on the new NPFLLive app.

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NGX Expresses Eagerness to Collaborate with LCCI in Advancing Advocacy Efforts+30

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) has expressed its eagerness to collaborate with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in advancing advocacy efforts, encouraging listings, and enhancing capacity development. NGX aims to leverage technology to increase retail investor participation and build a globally competitive platform for issuers and investors.

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Nigeria Ensures Airspace Safety ahead of ICAO Audit+30

Nigeria's airspace safety facilities are prepared for the visit by ICAO officials to commence an audit of the country's aviation sector. The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has conducted validation flights and calibration of navigational aids, ensuring compliance with ICAO standards. The agency has also reviewed and submitted required documents for approval, and boosted critical manpower at major airports. The NAMA boss emphasized the unity and collaboration needed for achieving set goals.

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New FCT Minister Assures Contractors of Direct Supervision+30

The newly inaugurated minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has assured contractors that he will personally supervise all major projects in the FCT. President Bola Tinubu has expressed his desire to ride on the completed Abuja light rail, making it a priority project. Wike has also given a deadline for the completion of rehabilitation work on the rail, highlighting his commitment to taking immediate action.

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Pastor Commits Suicide After Being Jilted by Lover+30

A pastor in Nnewi, Anambra State, tragically ended his life after being jilted by his lover. The 30-year-old man, Pastor Prosper Igboke, jumped down from a two-storey building in despair. Reports suggest that Igboke had invested heavily in his relationship and had even supported his lover's education. However, when he proposed marriage, she declined, leaving him devastated. The incident has shocked the local community and raises important questions about mental health and the pressures of romantic relationships.

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Condolences to the Muslim Ummah in Zaria from Christian Association of Nigeria+30

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed its condolences to the Muslim Ummah in Zaria following the tragic collapse of a section of the historic Zaria Central Mosque. CAN acknowledges the religious and historical significance of the mosque and stands united in grief with the Muslim community. The association calls for mutual respect, understanding, and peaceful coexistence among religious communities in Nigeria.

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Controversy Erupts Over Alleged N1.9 Billion Fraud at Presidential Amnesty Office+30

A raging controversy has erupted at the Presidential Amnesty Office in Abuja over the alleged misappropriation of N1.9 billion. The funds, which were deducted from contracts executed under the Train, Employ and Mentor Programme, were earmarked for the empowerment of trainees and beneficiaries of the program. Investigations reveal that the controversy involves the office of the Head of Reintegration. This article delves into the details of the alleged fraud and its impact on the concerned parties.

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Moves to Aso Rock+30

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has temporarily moved to Aso Rock's Glass House as his official residence undergoes renovations. This decision comes after public complaints regarding the heavy traffic caused by the security measures surrounding his movements. The completion of the renovation is expected by August.

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