Former NDDC Adviser George Turnah Sentenced to Six Years Imprisonment+30

Former special adviser to the managing director of NDDC, George Turnah, has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretense. The sentence was passed by the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt alongside two others. This marks a significant step in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

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Nigeria Requires N1.9 Trillion for Net Zero Emissions Plan: Experts+30

Nigeria needs N1.9 trillion to successfully implement the Net Zero Emissions plan under the Nigerian Energy Transition Plan, according to experts. The challenge of financing gas initiatives has emerged along with the plan, posing a hindrance to its implementation. By 2040, Nigeria aims to shift its gas utilization portfolio towards the domestic sector. However, the experts emphasize the need for a feasible pathway and strategies to overcome challenges such as natural gas pricing and poverty to achieve a sustainable future.

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FCT Administration Commences Demolition Exercise in Abuja+30

The FCT Administration led by Minister Nyesome Wike has started demolishing structures built on unapproved lands in Abuja. The first structure to be brought down was a multimillion naira duplex located in Wuse 1, Zone 6 District. The Director of the Department of Development Control, Mukhtar Galadima, stated that the FCTA will not tolerate violations of development rules and regulations.

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Nigeria's GDP growth slows down in the second quarter of 2023+30

Nigeria's GDP growth rate dropped to 2.51% year over year in the second quarter of 2023, reflecting slower economic expansion compared to the previous year. The services sector played a crucial role in driving the GDP growth, while the agriculture and industry sectors contributed less to the overall GDP. Despite the slowdown, the country's nominal growth showed improvement, highlighting potential opportunities for future economic development.

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Nigeria's Response to Ebola Outbreak: A Proactive Approach to Disease Control+30

Nigeria's successful containment of the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014 is attributed to its quick response and proactive measures undertaken by its Centers for Disease Control. While the government has shifted its focus to monkeypox, ProPublica's recent investigation highlights the need for health officials to adopt a proactive approach rather than relying solely on post-outbreak data. By utilizing an AI algorithm, researchers have identified potential hotspots for disease transmission, emphasizing the importance of careful inspection of natural reservoir zones.

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ECOWAS Activates "Standby Force" to Restore Constitutional Order in Niger+30

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has decided to activate and deploy its "standby force" to restore constitutional order in Niger. The regional leaders, following a closed-door meeting in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, expressed their commitment to resolving the crisis through peaceful means. The responsibility for announcing the activation of the standby force was entrusted to Omar Touray, the President of the ECOWAS Commission.

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West African Defense Chiefs Discuss Response to Niger Coup+30

West African defense chiefs are meeting in Abuja to discuss their response to the recent coup in Niger. As the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) threatens to authorize military intervention and imposes sanctions, the meeting aims to send a strong message against unconstitutional takeovers. The bloc has been struggling to contain a democratic backslide in the region, and this meeting marks a pivotal moment in their efforts. The article delves into the potential consequences of the defense chiefs' discussions and the international community's responses.

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Fidelity Bank Reclassified as a Medium Price Stock by Nigerian Exchange Limited+30

NGX has reclassified Fidelity Bank Plc from a small price stock to a medium price stock based on its consistent trading above the N5 mark over the past four months. This reclassification highlights Fidelity Bank's strong performance and stability in the market.

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Palliative Committee on Subsidy Removal Working Towards Alleviating Nigerians’ Burden+30

The Palliative Committee on Subsidy Removal, headed by Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi state, met recently to discuss measures to cushion the impact of the fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians. With representatives from various states, as well as Organised Labour and Civil Society Organisations, the committee is determined to bring relief to Nigerian citizens. Governor Idris assured Nigerians that their efforts would yield positive results soon, urging patience, collaboration, and support in achieving their goals. However, some critics argue that the proposed N8,000 palliative is insufficient to mitigate the burden faced by the populace.

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Ondo State Governor Extends Medical Leave: A Closer Look at the Implications+30

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has extended his medical leave following advice from his physicians. This article explores the implications of the governor's extended absence and the concerns it raises among Ondo State residents.

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Gunmen Attack Communities in Plateau, Leaving 12 Dead+30

Gunmen launched fresh attacks in Farinkasa Kerana and Sabon Gari communities in Plateau State, resulting in the deaths of 12 individuals. Following these incidents, Governor Caleb Mutfwang has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Mangu Local Government Area. Additionally, the Mwaghavul Development Association (MDA), consisting of Governor Mutfwang's kinsmen, has renewed calls for the Federal Government to declare the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) as a terrorist organization. The MDA claims that MACBAN is responsible for hiring foreign mercenaries and perpetrating crimes in different parts of Nigeria.

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