Today in Nigeria and around the world: A roundup of the big news on Monday, August 1, 2022
These are the big news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Monday, August 1, 2022.
1. Delta traditional rulers demand urgent military action over insecurity
The Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers has decried the heightened insecurity in Nigeria, particularly in the Federal Capital Territory, and demanded for urgent intensified military action to end the deteriorating state of insecurity in the country.
This was the crux of the communique issued at the end of the monthly meeting of the traditional rulers from across the three Senatorial districts in the state held in Asaba.
2. Governor Umahi wins APC ticket in rerun Ebonyi senatorial primary
The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Sunday won the All Progressives Congress (APC) rerun senatorial primary in the state.
3. Wike meets PDP governors, stakeholders as party continues fence-mending moves
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday met with his counterparts and some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.
4. 2023 Presidency: Five governors, others secretly backing Peter Obi —Labour Party
Bashiru Apapa, the Labour Party’s deputy national chairman, has stated that about five governors in other political parties were secretly giving support to its presidential candidate, Peter Obi to emerge victorious in 2023.
5. APC sweeps Ebonyi local council election
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won all 13 chairmanship seats in Saturday’s local government election in Ebonyi State.
6. Emefiele-led CBN policies killing Nigeria’s economy, sack him now, Nigerian youths tell Buhari
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has blamed the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emeﬁele’s poor economic management policies for the recent free-fall of the Naira.
7. NGX ROUNDUP: Investors part with N16.28bn to trade Union Bank, NAHCO, other stocks
After five days of trading, the Nigerian stock market recorded 1.546 billion shares, exchanged in 23,873 deals this week, worth N16.289 billion.
8. PDP demands Buhari’s resignation over insecurity, ailing economy
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday demanded the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged incompetence.
9. NDLEA intercepts tramadol tablets worth N1.4bn in Lagos
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday intercepted 2.8 million tablets of 225 mg Tramadol worth N1.4 billion at the Apapa Port, Lagos.
10. England beat Germany in Women’s Euro final to win first major trophy
The Three Lionesses of England have emerged champions of Europe after beating Germany in the final of the Women’s Euro 2022.
11. Lottery player wins $1.28 billion jackpot
A very lucky person in Iowa, United States (US), has beaten the odds and won the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot and according to the Associated Press (AP), this is the third largest lottery prize in US history.
The winning numbers were 13, 36, 45, 57, 67, and the gold Mega Ball was 14. The draw took place on Friday, July 29, 2022. The Megaplier was set to 2X.
The jackpot only reached the billion-dollar mark on Tuesday, having grown since March because no one had won – that’s 29 draws without a jackpot winner.
According to Mega Millions, if the ticket holder chooses the annuity option, which is paid every year for 29 years, they could win the $1.28 billionaire prize. However, if they choose the cash option (as most jackpot winners do), they will receive an estimated $742 million.
Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has lamented increasing incidents of crude theft and vandalisation of its facilities in Niger Delta region.
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