Suspected Quack Doctor Arrested for Kidney Harvesting in Nigeria+30

In a shocking incident, a suspected quack doctor has been arrested in Jos, Nigeria for allegedly harvesting a woman's kidney. The victim's husband had accused the doctor of subjecting his wife to chronic pain for five years after removing one of her kidneys during what was supposed to be a routine appendicitis surgery. The case highlights the need for stricter regulations and oversight of healthcare facilities in Nigeria and serves as a reminder to seek second opinions in medical matters.

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Turkish Ambassador Meets with FCT Minister to Discuss Development Partnership+30

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, met with the Turkish Ambassador, H.E. Hidayet Bayraktar, to explore potential collaborations in infrastructure and agriculture development in the FCT. The minister also requested a visa policy that promotes friendly relations with Nigerians.

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CNPP Calls for Calm and Urges Aggrieved Parties to Seek Supreme Court Redress+30

The Conference Of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has released a statement in response to the judgment from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), advising aggrieved parties to remain calm and pursue further legal action through the Supreme Court. The CNPP emphasized the importance of the judiciary and discouraged any acts that could disrupt public peace. They urged politicians to guide their followers towards the legal processes available, acknowledging that despite flaws in the system, the judiciary remains the last hope for justice in Nigeria.

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President Tinubu Orders Recall of Nigerian Ambassadors+30

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has ordered the recall of all Nigerian ambassadors worldwide after reviewing the situation in the country's diplomatic missions. This decision excludes the permanent representatives of Nigeria to the United Nations in New York and Geneva, in light of the upcoming UN General Assembly.

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Nigeria Strengthens Counter-Terrorism Efforts by Signing MoUs with United Nations+30

Nigeria has taken a significant step towards strengthening its counter-terrorism efforts by signing Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the United Nations. The agreements, signed through the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), demonstrate Nigeria's commitment to collaborating with the international community in the fight against global terrorism. This move highlights the complex nature of the terrorism challenge and the need for nations to unite for the sake of peace, security, and stability worldwide.

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Prominent PDP Member Condemns Harassment of Edo State Deputy Governor+30

A prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo North, Chief John Asekhauno, strongly condemns the alleged harassment of Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comr. Philip Shaibu, by Governor Godwin Obaseki and his aides. Chief Asekhauno emphasizes that political differences should be resolved through constructive dialogue and not through harassment or intimidation.

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Police Arrest 200 Men at Gay Wedding in Nigeria's Delta State+30

Police in Nigeria have arrested approximately 200 men at a gay wedding in Delta state. Sixty-seven of them are due to face charges. While many of the men claim they were invited as fashion designers, photographers, and models, the police remain resolute in their stance against homosexuality. The arrests have raised concerns about the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community in Nigeria.

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Nigeria's GDP Grows by 2.51% in Q2 2023+30

Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 2.51% year-on-year in real terms in the second quarter of 2023, according to the recently released GDP report by the National Bureau of Statistics. The Services sector drove the growth with a 4.42% increase, while the agriculture and industry sectors showed improvement compared to the previous year. The oil sector, however, experienced a significant decline. The non-oil sector played a crucial role in the GDP growth, contributing 94.66% in real terms. This article analyzes the key findings of the report and highlights the sectors that contributed to Nigeria's economic growth in Q2 2023.

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Nigeria Customs Service Intensifies Efforts to Curb Illicit Trade+30

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) recently showcased their efforts in curbing illicit trade by intercepting significant seizures of Cannabis Sativa. The Ag. Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, emphasized the harmful effects of illicit importation, particularly drugs, on public health, safety, and socio-economic development. The seizures included thousands of parcels of Cannabis Sativa in various locations within Nigeria, leading to multiple arrests and ongoing investigations. These efforts demonstrate the NCS's commitment to tackling illicit trade and protecting Nigerian communities.

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Lagos State House of Assembly Confirms 22 Commissioner-Nominees out of 39 for Screening and Confirmation+30

The Lagos State House of Assembly has confirmed 22 out of the 39 commissioner-nominees for screening and confirmation. Several high-profile nominees have been dropped from the list, including the former Commissioners for Education, Health, and Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. This decision has raised eyebrows and sparked discussions about the political dynamics within Lagos State.

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Governor Akeredolu's Medical Leave Extended Indefinitely: Latest Update+30

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State's medical leave has been extended indefinitely. Richard Olatunde, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, clarified that Akeredolu is still in Germany for his medical treatment. Despite circulating social media videos suggesting the governor's return, the footage was actually captured during his campaign tour. The governor's full recovery is his current focus, and he will soon return to the state to continue executing his administration's agenda.

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Former Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai Rescinds Decision to Join Tinubu's Cabinet as Minister+30

Nasir El-Rufai, the former Governor of Kaduna State, has reversed his decision to join President Bola Tinubu's cabinet as a minister. His nomination failed to pass the screening process at the Nigerian Senate, leading to his change of heart. El-Rufai proposed an alternative candidate, Jafaru Sani, while facing opposition from religious groups and political rivals.

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Delta State Police Force Busts Criminal Syndicates+30

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, has urged the public to continue supporting the efforts of the police in preventing and tackling crimes in the state. This call comes as the police recently apprehended several members of criminal syndicates involved in stealing motorcycles, robbing people of their belongings, and vandalizing electricity poles. The suspects have been arrested, and investigations are ongoing.

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Bauchi State Civil Service Commission terminates Chief Secretarial Assistant's Appointment over Salary and Pension Scam+30

The Bauchi State Civil Service Commission has terminated the appointment of Ibrahim Garba, a Chief Secretarial Assistant, for his involvement in a salary and pension scam. Garba had allegedly swapped the account number of a deceased pensioner with his own, receiving illegal pension for over four years. The commission has taken this action in accordance with the Public Service Rule and intends to recover the defrauded amount from Garba's benefits.

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Benue State Governor Flags Off Construction of 16 Roads in Makurdi+30

The Benue State Governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has commenced the construction of 16 roads in Makurdi, covering a total distance of 15.39 kilometers. The project, costing N6 billion, is expected to be completed within 11 months. This development marks a significant milestone in the state's commitment to revolutionize its infrastructure and pave the way for a new Benue. The roads include key areas such as the New GRA and Adeke/Achusa, among others.

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