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Today in Nigeria and around the world: A roundup of the big news on Monday, July 25, 2022

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Today in Nigeria and around the world: A roundup of the big news on Monday

These are the big news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Monday, July 25, 2022.

1. Petroleum Minister, Timipre Sylva, emerges 2022 Niger Delta Man of the Year

The Gbaramatu Publishing Company Limited, owners and operators of the popular GbaramatuVoice Newspaper, has presented a letter of notification of conferment of Award to the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva as the 2022 Niger Delta Man/Minister of the Year.

2. ATIKU: Wike vows to expose happenings in PDP

Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said he would soon speak on recent happenings in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

3. Bayelsa traditional ruler accuses FG of ignoring host communities over oil blocs 

Chairman of the Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers and the Ibenanaowei of Ekpetiama Kingdom, HRM King Bubaraye Dakolo, Agada IV, has berated the Federal Government for giving out oil blocs in Niger Delta without consulting with host communities.

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King Dakolo, who described the action of the Federal Government as morally wrong, said it was sad that the people, who suffer the adverse effects of oil exploration and exploitation and bear the brunt were never considered or consulted before oil blocs were allocated.

4. Atiku dares Tinubu to sit for an hour-long interview like he did

The war of words and brickbats between the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is not going away anytime soon as Atiku has thrown a challenge to Tinubu, daring the former Lagos State Governor sit down and grant an hour long interview like he (Atiku) did last Friday.

5. Fashola speaks on APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket, insists on competence for leadership positions

The Minister of Work and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) decision to adopt a Muslim-Muslim ticket as a perfect step for the country’s development.

6. Magnus Abe missing as INEC releases list of Rivers governorship candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday released the names of candidates from 16 political parties cleared to take part in the 2023 governorship election in Rivers State.

7. Buhari vows to ‘crush’ terrorists hours after criminals released video of abducted Kaduna train passengers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday underlined his administration’s commitment to the fight against insecurity, saying he would stop at nothing to bring down the terrorists and bandits wreaking havoc in various parts of the country.

8. About 7m eligible voters registered in Lagos – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Sunday about seven million eligible voters had registered in Lagos State.

9. Ogun declares Tuesday work-free for PVC registration

As the deadline for registration of voters for 2023 General Elections comes to a close on Sunday, July 31, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State Governor has declared Tuesday, July 26, 2022, as a work-free day in the state.

10. Ex-Edo commissioner, Afegbua accuses PDP of financing CAN’s campaign against APC over Muslim-Muslim ticket

A former Commissioner for Information in Edo State, Kassim Afegbua, on Sunday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of fuelling the dispute between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over the former’s decision to adopt a Muslim-Muslim ticket ahead of 2023 general elections.

11. Stock round-up: Investors spend N14.80bn on 917.1m shares as Seplat leads trading

Investors spent N14.803 billion on 917.190 million shares in 19,513 deals last week.

12. 5,222 people killed in violent crimes across Nigeria within six months

The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST), has raised an alarm over the violent killing of no fewer than 5,222 Nigerians across the country between January and June of 2022.

13. Abductors of Abuja-Kaduna train passengers release new video showing victims’ torture

The abductors of passengers on a Kaduna bound train from Abuja on March 28, have released a new video showing the torture of the remaining victims still in their captivity following government’s failure to meet demands for their release.

14. S’Africa emerge African champions after defeating Morocco in AWCON final

South Africa’s Banyana Banyana have emerged champions of Africa after they defeated hosts Morocco in the final of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON).

15. NiMet predicts 3-day cloudy, weather conditions from Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudiness and thunderstorms from Monday to Wednesday across the country.

16. Court sentences 31-year-old man to death for killing girlfriend in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State high court in Uyo, the state capital, on Friday, sentenced one Ubon Udo Edet (31) to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend, Emem Effiok James (22) over alleged infidelity.

The presiding judge, Justice Ntong Ntong, found Mr Edet guilty of murder after the case was proven beyond every reasonable doubt.

17. Gunmen in Military Uniform Kill PDP Chieftain in Bayelsa

Gunmen dressed in military camouflage Friday night shot dead a youth leader and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Odeinyefa Ogbolosingha.

Ogbolosingha, 53, an administrative officer in the State Civil Service and Secretary, Okordia/Zarama Cluster Development Board, was killed a few hours after his ailing wife was discharged from the hospital.

The incident, which occurred along the mechanic village area along Edepie-Imiringi road in the state capital at about 2:00 p.m, led to pandemonium in the area with angry youths setting up roadblocks to prevent his assailants from escaping.

18. Gunmen kill three policemen in Delta

Gunmen, in the early hours of Sunday, reportedly killed three policemen on patrol duty at Okpanam in Oshimili Local Government Area of Delta State.

Security sources said the incident occurred when the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Okpanam Division received a distress call from a community leader that the vigilante team in his street had been attacked.

19. APC won’t win any LGAs in Delta, Okowa boasts

The Delta State Governor and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ifeanyi Okowa, has boasted that All Progressives Congress will not win any local government areas in Delta state come 2023.

Okowa who stated this while addressing PDP faithful at a mega rally at Ozoro, on Saturday, affirmed that PDP remained the only party that could return Nigeria to better days.

20. African leaders welcome Ukraine wheat deal

African leaders have praised a deal struck between Ukraine and Russia that allows wheat and maize to be exported from Ukrainian ports, with the goal of lowering grain prices and restoring supplies to countries facing food shortages.

It is the first significant agreement between the governments of Moscow and Kyiv since the conflict broke out in February.

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