Violent Plunderings in Nigeria Leave Five Dead+30

On Sunday, thousands of people in Nigeria's Adamawa state broke into government and private warehouses in search of food and other items, resulting in at least five deaths and the arrest of 45 individuals. These plunderings stemmed from the frustration of the population regarding the country's economic situation and ongoing hunger crisis. Nigeria, despite being Africa's most populous nation and largest economy, faces high poverty rates and is heavily impacted by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

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Senate President Godswill Akpabio Clarifies "Let the Poor Breathe" Remark+30

Senate President Godswill Akpabio has responded to criticism over his "let the poor breathe" joke made during a plenary session. He clarified that the remark was made to reject any plan of increasing electricity tariffs for Nigerians, considering the ongoing economic challenges faced by the country.

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Nigerian Correctional Service and NOUN Partner to Improve Inmate Education+30

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have joined forces to relax admission requirements for inmates and personnel. This move aims to enhance the academic standing of inmates and prepare them for life after incarceration. Inmates with lower credit National Diplomas can now choose their desired courses, providing them with more opportunities and flexible academic programs.

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FCTA Launches Polio Immunisation Campaign to Sustain Nigeria's Poliovirus-Free Status+30

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced the launch of a supplementary polio immunisation campaign to sustain Nigeria's poliovirus-free status. The campaign, scheduled from July 29 to Aug. 11, aims to curb the spread of the poliovirus and protect children from this crippling disease. As part of the campaign, health workers will visit various places, including households and public spaces, to vaccinate children aged zero to 59 months. To encourage participation, children who receive the vaccine will be given a package of made in Nigeria Indomie noodles. Despite the progress made in eliminating wild poliovirus, Nigeria continues to face the challenge of circulating vaccine-derived type 2 poliovirus (cVDPV2).

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Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service Debunks Pipeline Vandalism Video+30

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has issued a statement debunking a viral video regarding pipeline vandalism in the Aboru area of Lagos. The director of LSFRS assured residents that the video was an old incident and that there was no recent danger. The public is urged to disregard the false alarm and continue with their normal activities.

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Two EndSARS Protest Suspects Acquitted in Ondo State High Court+30

Two suspects who were arrested during the EndSARS protest in Akure, Ondo State have been discharged and acquitted by the Ondo State High Court. Kemisola Ogunniyi and Bukunmi Ayodele were detained for several months before being released due to a lack of witnesses and evidence. The case against them was based on alleged involvement in the torching of the Aketi Campaign Office during the protests. Their lawyer expressed relief at the court's decision and criticized the prosecution for wasting the defendants' precious years.

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Nigeria Immigration Service Warns Public About Fake Recruitment Email+30

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has issued a warning to the public regarding a fraudulent recruitment email circulating online. The NIS stated that it did not authorize the email and advised recipients to disregard it. This article discusses the details of the fake email and emphasizes the importance of remaining cautious and verifying information before responding to such messages.

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

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) announced the reclassification of Fidelity Bank Plc from a Small price stock to a Medium price stock. This reclassification comes as Fidelity Bank consistently traded above the N5 per share threshold for at least four months in the past six months. This article explores the implications of the reclassification on Fidelity Bank and what it means for its investors and the broader market.

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Praises Pour in for Operation Safe Haven as Bandits are Neutralized+30

The recent neutralization of three bandits by men of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in Plateau State has garnered widespread praise and commendation. The advocacy group, Conference of Plateau State Peace Builders Network (COPPEBN), applauded the security outfit for their efforts in restoring peace and calm to the troubled state. The group also urged the military to sustain their operations and extend them to all local government areas of Plateau State.

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NYSC Boss Urges Corps Members to Strive for Success Amidst Challenges+30

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Yusha'u Dogara Ahmed, has advised the 2023 Batch B Stream I Corps members to embrace their postings and strive for success, rather than seeking redeployment. In his address at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Katsina, Ahmed emphasized the need for self-reliance and urged the Corps members to utilize the skills acquired during the orientation exercise to shape a better future for themselves.

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Kidnapped Nigerian Priest Freed: A Miraculous Escape+30

In a turn of events, Father Joseph Azubuike and his three companions were freed from their captors after being kidnapped in Nigeria. This incident shed light on the growing issue of targeted violence against religious figures and the need for increased security measures. While the priest and his fellow captives were saved, another clergyman remains missing, prompting prayers for his safe return.

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Moroccan-American Rapper MC French Montana Showcased on African Voices Changemakers+30

Moroccan-American rapper MC French Montana, also known as Karim Kharbouch, will be featured on this week's episode of African Voices Changemakers. The episode will take a closer look at his journey from being a struggling immigrant to becoming a multimillionaire superstar. MC French Montana has had a successful career in the music industry, with numerous platinum hits and several prestigious awards to his name. The episode will also feature the launch of his new documentary, which provides an in-depth insight into his life and rise to fame.

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Tech Unwind Abuja: A Night of Enchantment and Networking+30

YellowLyfe's highly anticipated event, Tech Unwind Abuja, concluded with resounding success. The event brought together tech enthusiasts, business professionals, and career experts in a relaxed environment designed to foster meaningful connections and work-life balance. Attendees enjoyed captivating games, thrilling music, and valuable networking opportunities.

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Nigeria Air Force Trainer Jet Crashes in Benue State+30

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has confirmed the crash of its FT-7NI trainer jet in Makurdi, Benue State. The two pilots aboard the aircraft survived the crash after ejecting from the plane. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the crash.

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Former PDP Chairman Urges Tinubu to Reject Negotiations with Bandits+30

Former Chairman of the Lagos State PDP, Moshood Adegoke Salvador, cautions President Bola Ahmed Tinubu against considering the advice of former Governor Sani Yerima to negotiate with bandits in Nigeria. Salvador criticizes the proposition as reckless and unnecessary. He questions why Yerima did not bring up this idea when he was in power and emphasizes the need to deal decisively with criminals.

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