These are the big news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Thursday, July, 14, 2022.
1. Decision on Shettima final, say Tinubu’s men
Loyalists of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, have said the party’s vice-presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, will not be dropped in spite of criticism over his appointment.
2. There is dignity in labour, Peter Obi replies Tinubu
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and the governorship candidate of the party for the Osun poll, Lasun Yusuff, on Wednesday descended on the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, over a comment he reportedly made about their party which that they considered derogatory.
3. Court to deliver judgment in suit seeking Oyetola’s disqualification from Osun guber election Thursday
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Thursday for ruling in a suit seeking the disqualification of the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, from next weekend’s governorship election in the state.
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4. 2023: AAC, NNPP yet to nominate candidates for governorship, state Assembly elections —INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday the African Action Congress (AAC) and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) are yet to submit any nomination for the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections with just three days to the deadline for the submission of candidates.
5. Lagos Assembly dismisses report on passage of sharia bill
The Lagos House of Assembly on Wednesday dismissed a report on the secret passage of the sharia bill for the state.
6. NNPP suspends chairman in Bauchi for alleged misconduct
The New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) has suspended its Acting Chairman in Bauchi State, Alhaji Sani Shehu, for alleged gross misconduct.
7. Nigeria’s capital market resumes from Eid-el-Kabir holiday with N90.1bn loss
Sell-off by investors was the main activity on the floor of the Nigerian capital market after the resumption of trading on Wednesday.
8. Angola edges Nigeria to remain Africa’s biggest oil producer for second straight month
Angola has retained its position as the biggest oil producer in Africa for the second straight month.
9. Suspected herdsmen reportedly kill five in Benue community
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen reportedly killed at least five people during an attack on Anter Mbalagh community in Makurdi, Benue State, on Wednesday afternoon.
10. Three siblings, four others died in Lagos flood – NEMA
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Wednesday at least seven people, including three members of the same family, died in the flooding that occurred in Lagos last weekend.
11. OFFICIAL: Sterling completes Chelsea move, signs five-year contract
Raheem Sterling has completed a permanent move to Chelsea from Manchester City and has signed a five-year contract with the club.
12. Sri Lanka Prime Minister appointed Acting President, declares state of emergency
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has been appointed acting president after the president fled the country amidst ongoing protests, the speaker of parliament announced on Wednesday.
13. World Health Organization warns COVID-19 is ‘running freely’ and global deaths are unacceptably high
The head of the World Health Organisaton (WHO) has urged governments across the world to deploy measures like masking and improved ventilation amid unacceptably high numbers of deaths. Read more
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