Today’s BIG NEWS headlines from Nigeria and around the world, Saturday, July 16, 2022

Today’s BIG NEWS headlines from Nigeria and around the world, Saturday, July 16, 2022

These are the big news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Saturday, July, 16, 2022.

1. 2023: Court serves INEC order to replace Delta PDP governorship candidate with Edevbie

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been served with the court order which disqualified Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Delta State.

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2. Any further attack, we’ll buy guns for Ondo people – Gov Akeredolu

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has de­clared that he would arm the people of Ondo State to defend themselves if ter­rorists strike in the state again.

He stated this on Friday while presenting 50 security-fitted ve­hicles to all security agencies in the state, including Ondo State Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps.

3. 2023: I won’t support Rivers APC guber candidate, says Senator Abe

A one-time Senator representing Rivers South-East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has vowed not to support the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Architect Tonye Cole, in the 2023 governorship election.
Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, which was monitored in Port Harcourt, Abe said he does not recognise Cole as the APC governorship candidate in the state.

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The former senator, who denied rumours that he planned to dump the ruling national party, however, insisted he will be on the ballot ahead of the governorship election.

4. PDP wants court to disqualify Tinubu, Obi’s running mates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a lawsuit against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in an effort to prevent the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu and the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi from choosing Kashim Shettima and Datti Baba-Ahmed as their running mates.

5. Report on DSS opposition to APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket false – Presidency

The presidency on Friday dismissed a report that the Department of State Service (DSS) advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) against adopting a Muslim-Muslim ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections.

6. INEC extends voter registration till July 31

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for Continuous Voter Registration to July 31.

7. IPOB warns British envoy against visiting S’East, says her security not guaranteed

The outlawed Igbo separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, against any planned visit to the South-East as her security cannot be guaranteed.

8. Deregistered AD declares support for Gov Oyetola ahead of Osun guber poll

The Alliance for Democracy (AD), has declared its support for Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola in the Saturday gubernatorial election in the state.

9. Appeal Court Sacks Bayelsa Lawmaker Over Defection To PDP

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has sacked the member representing Brass Constituency 1 in Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Daniel Charles, over his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

APC had dragged Charles to court praying for his removal after he defected from the party to the PDP.

10. Nigeria’s capital market gains N470bn as Wema Bank, Airtel lead recovery

The Nigerian capital market halted its losses following the increase in the market share by 1.70 percent on Friday.

11. Angry Ijaw youths shut down Conoil production facility in Bayelsa

Angry Ijaw youths from Koluama community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have shut down oil facility operated by ConOil Producing Plc over alleged non-implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with host communities.

It was gathered the breached oil facility, Ango 2 field, operated by Conoil since 2013 has a crude oil production capacity of over 30,000 barrels per day.

It was also gathered the aggrieved indigenes comprising women, youths and elders, caught the security personnel stationed at the facility unawares.

12. Nigeria’s Inflation rate rises to 18.6% for June

The National Bureau if Statistics on Friday revealed that the nation’s headline inflation rate increased to 18.60 per cent in June, up from 17.71 per cent in the previous month.

13. Three suspected armed robbers arrested in Kwara

Police operatives in Kwara have arrested three suspected armed robbers in the state.

14. Suspected bandits abduct two Catholic priests in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Friday evening abducted two Catholic priests in Kaduna State.

15. Man Utd sign free agent Eriksen on three-year contract

English Premier League club Manchester United have secured the services of Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen on free transfer.

16. Baby Factory: Police rescue three pregnant women in Delta

The Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have rescued three pregnant women from a baby factory in Obodogba community, Okpanam, near Asaba, Delta State. Two suspects were arrested for operating the illegal baby factory in the state.

17. Edo govt begins clampdown on unregistered vehicles August 1, sets up c’ttee

The Edo State Government will, from August 1, 2022, begin a clampdown on all unregistered vehicles across the state.

18. Akwa Ibom senator, Bassey Albert, dumps PDP

The Senator representing the Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial District, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party on which platform he was elected into the Red Chamber.

Akpan, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), made his intention known in a letter he personally signed dated July 15, 2022.

 19. Biden to announce $1 billion in new food aid for Middle East: US official

US President Joe Biden will announce $1 billion in new food aid to the Middle East, a senior official said Saturday, amid rising food insecurity induced by the war in Ukraine.

The official disclosed the plan from Saudi Arabia, where Biden is concluding a regional tour.

20. Israel strikes Hamas ‘military site’ after Gaza rocket fire

Israeli warplanes struck a weapons manufacturing facility in the Gaza Strip belonging to Hamas, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The site “consists of an underground complex containing raw materials used for the manufacturing of rockets”.

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