Today’s BIG NEWS headlines from Nigeria and around the world

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These are the today’s big news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Wednesday, July, 13, 2022.

1. How Goodluck Jonathan was betrayed by PDP in 2015 – Edwin Clark

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, no longer associates with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of the treatment meted out to him by members when he sought re-election in 2015.

This is according to Chief Edwin Clark, leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), who affirmed on Tuesday that Jonathan had learnt his lesson.

2. ‘You will labour till death,’ Tinubu mocks PDP, Labour Party ahead of Osun guber election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party ahead of the Osun State governorship election.

3. 2023: Afenifere leader, Adebanjo declares support for Obi’s presidential bid

The leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Ayo Adebanjo, on Tuesday declared his support for the 2023 presidential bid of the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi.

4. Ameachi’s ally, Tonye Princewill, protests APC Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket, dumps party

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, and an ally of former Transport Minster, Rotimi Amaechi, Tonye Princewill, has resigned his membership of the party over the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election.

5. APC governorship candidate in Sokoto picks ex-budget commissioner, Gobir, as running mate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Sokoto State, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, has picked the state’s former Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Idris Gobir, as his running mate in the 2023 general election.

6. INEC warns against vote-buying in Osun governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday warned the electorate against the act of vote-buying ahead of the Osun gubernatorial election scheduled for July 16.

7. NNPC secures court order to stop ExxonMobil from leaving Nigeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has secured an injunction from the Federal High Court in Abuja restraining the sale of shares of ExxonMobil’s Nigerian unit to any third parties.

8. Twitter’s law firm accuses Elon Musk of breaching acquisition agreement

The law firm hired by Twitter, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, said the acquisition process is still on, ruling out Elon Musk’s withdrawal, despite the former disclosing the investor has breached the agreement.

9. Troops kill suspected assailants of Bauchi village head

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have killed two suspected assailants of a village head simply identified as Alhaji Saleh Abdulhamid in Bauchi State.

10. Police kills suspected armed robber in Edo

Police operatives in Edo have killed a notorious armed robbery suspect in the state.

11. Man Utd thrash Liverpool 4-0 in pre-season friendly

Manchester United put up a fine performance on Tuesday afternoon to thrash Premier League rivals Liverpool 4-0 in a pre-season friendly game.

12. Edwin Clark urges President Buhari to constitute NDDC substantive board

Edwin Clark asks Buhari to ‘urgently’ constitute substantive board of NDDC
Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader and convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

13. Delta lawmaker, Guwor, applauds GbaramatuVoice for landmark achievements

The member representing the Good people of Warri South West Constituency in Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Emomotimi Dennis Guwor, has lauded the Niger Delta leading newspaper, the GbaramatuVoice for their landmark achievements in its objective reportage in telling the Niger Delta story to the global world.

14. Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after president flees

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka declares an indefinite nationwide state of emergency, hours after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country, the prime minister’s office says.

“Since the president is out of the country, an emergency has been declared to deal with the situation”

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