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Today’s BIG NEWS headlines from Nigeria and around the world, Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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These are the big news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Tuesday, July, 19, 2022.

1. Buhari to unveil metamorphosed NNPC today 

Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC Limited) is to be unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari today, Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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2. Rivers to award contract for 2 more flyovers –Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has said Rivers State Government would award contract for two additional flyovers to reduce traffic congestion in Port Harcourt and its environs.

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3. Oyo Assembly approves Lawal as new deputy Gov, right after it sacked Olaniyan

The Oyo State House of Assembly has approved the nomination of Adebayo Lawal as the new Deputy Governor of the state.

4. Ekiti Gov, Fayemi, sacks all political aides ahead of leaving office

Outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has sacked all his political aides ahead of his leaving office and handing over to the governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji, who won the June 19 governorship election in the state.

5. APC chieftain blames Buhari for party’s defeat in Osun governorship poll

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), John Mayaki, has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the party’s loss in the Osun State governorship election held on Saturday where incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was defeated by Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

6. Delta Assembly begins review of 1999 Constitution

The Delta House of Assembly on Monday commenced legislative action on the review of the 1999 Constitution.

7. NGX: Investors gain N60bn as UBA, Zenith Bank lead trades

The Nigerian capital market opened trading this week with a 0.2 percent rise in equity capitalization on Monday.

8. Aero Contractors shut down flight operations as hike in price of aviation fuel lingers

Aero Contractors has shut down its flight operations over a challenging environment.

9. Zamfara govt suspends Emir who turbanned notorious bandit leader

The Emir of Sabon Birnin Yandoto Emirate Council of Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State, Aliyu Garba Marafa, has been suspended by the state government for turbaning a notorious bandit leader, Adamu Aliero, making him the overall leader of the Fulanis in the emirate.

10. Confusion in Imo community over murder of seven wedding guests

The killing of seven wedding guests in Awomama, Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State has thrown the community into confusion.

11. Defence Headquarters claims troops killed 5 terrorists in Benue, Katsina

The Defence Headquarters claimed on Monday troops killed at least five terrorists during separate operations in Katsina and Benue States.

12. Nine-woman Super Falcons lose to hosts Morocco on penalties in thrilling AWCON semifinal

Nigeria women’s senior football team, the Super Falcons have been defeated by hosts Morocco in a semifinal clash at the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON).

13. 2023: Senator Akpan, 5,000 other supporters join YPP in Akwa Ibom

A former member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Senator representing the Akwa Ibom North East, Bassey Akpan and his over 5000 supporters on Monday joined the Young Progressive Party, YPP in the state.

14. Windstorm destroys over N1.5bn property in Cross River

Over 100 houses in Okubuchi community in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River have been destroyed by windstorms. It was gathered that the windstorm led to the displacement of over 500 households from their homes and are now squatting in neighbouring communities.

15. Europe burns as heatwave breaks temperature records.

The fierce heatwave in western Europe has left much of the continent wilting, feeding ferocious wildfires and threatening to smash more temperature records on Tuesday.

16. Women’s World Cup football champion USA qualifies for 2024 Olympics

USA qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics by defeating Tokyo Olympic champions Canada 1-0 in the CONCACAF W Championship final. Alex Morgan scored from the penalty spot in the 78th minute to seal victory

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