Today in Nigeria and around the world: A roundup of the big news on Tuesday
These are the big news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
1. Panic in Abuja over attack on soldiers by terrorists
Residents of Abuja were yesterday thrown into panic after some suspected terrorists injured three soldiers attached to the Guards Brigade at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The troops were on routine patrol on Kubwa-Bwari Road.
The attack came barely 24 hours after the terrorists that claimed responsibility for the March 28 attack on passengers aboard a Kaduna-bound train threatened to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
2. Peter Obi should be in prison not contesting for Presidency —Asari-Dokubo
Leader of the Niger Delta People Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, has taken another swipe at the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, saying if Nigeria were to be a sane clime, the former Anambra State governor should be in jail instead of contesting for the Presidency.
3. 20 million Nigerians infected with Hepatitis B, C in Nigeria – FG
Nearly 20 million Nigerians are infected with Hepatitis B or C, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.
He stated this in Abuja on Monday during the launch of the national strategic framework for viral hepatitis and the flag-off ceremony of a nationwide hepatitis awareness campaign, in commemoration of this year’s World Hepatitis Day themed ‘Bringing Hepatitis Care Closer to You’.
4. Falana explains legality of proposed NLC/ASUU solidarity strike against govt’s opposition
Femi Falana, SAN, a human rights campaigner, has argued that the strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in support of the Academic Staff Union of Universities is not illegal as the Federal Government has asserted.
5. Delegates who collected money at APC presidential primary regretting actions —Amaechi
Former Rivers State Governor and immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says delegates at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election who collected monetary incentives are now regretting their actions.
6. Atiku meeting with Wike, says Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, had accepted the advice given to him regarding his disagreement with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
He said Atiku had acceded to his advice and was already meeting with Wike.
7. INEC gives reason for omission of Labour Party governorship candidate, others in Ogun
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained why the name of the Labour Party’s governorship candidate in Ogun was missing from the list of candidates cleared for the 2023 elections.
8. Nigeria’s capital market in a six-month low as investors lose N312.4bn to sell-off
The Nigerian capital market closed trading with a loss of N312.4 billion following the crash in equity capitalization by -1.11 percent on Monday.
9. NNPC to sack 500 workers
Following the new status of the commercialized Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, about 500 staff have been earmarked to go.
10. EFCC arrests 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Oyo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Oyo State.
11. Zimbabwe launches gold coins to tackle soaring inflation
Zimbabwe’s central bank has launched gold coins in an effort to help curb soaring inflation amid a slump in the country’s currency.
12. Nigerian governors, World Bank, Ministers, to meet over economic crisis
Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will be meeting with officials of the World Bank and three key ministers today (Tuesday) to discuss the worsening economic crisis, including galloping inflation, weakened currency, rising unemployment and deepening poverty in the country.
It will be the 5th teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
13. Buhari to grace Liberia’s 175th independence anniversary Tuesday
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Tuesday for Monrovia, Liberia, to attend the 175th independence anniversary celebrations of the country.
14. Amusan breaks record with 100m hurdles gold at World Championships
Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan clinched the goal medal in the women’s 100m hurdles event at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.
15. Edo state govt confirms 8 cases of Monkeypox
The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akoria Obehi, Monday disclosed that eight persons have so far tested positive for Monkeypox in the state.
Prof Obehi who disclosed this to journalists in Benin, however, said all persons who were diagnosed with the disease have recovered.
16. Bayelsa police nab robbery suspect, recover firearm
The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a suspected notorious armed robber in Yenagoa, the state capital.
A statement on Monday by the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, identified the suspect as Keme Azorobor.
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