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Osinbajo to run for 2023 Presidency after Tinubu allegedly Snubbed him in London

Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has decided to run for 2023 Presidency after Tinubu allegedly snubbed him in London.

According to report, Tinubu, a national leader of the APC, reportedly snubbed the Vice President during his medical vacation in London by refusing to see him.This, according to a report by ThisDay, has made Osinbajo make up his mind to work towards succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari.

The reports reads; Osinbajo arrived London to attend a conference and then, see Tinubu. As he arrived, he was supposed to see Tinubu the next morning but Tinubu left town by 6 a.m. the next morning to avoid seeing him.

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Nigerian Medical Association Says They Have Lost 30 Doctors To Covid-19

“The worst thing is that their death insurances have not been paid. And we think that they should be paid.

Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has disclosed that the medical sector lost up to 30 doctors to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

Prof. Innocent Ujah also lamented the non-payment of their death benefits and insurance up till now by the government despite the fact they died in the line of duty.
Besides, Professor Ujah lamented that doctors, especially in the South East were owed up to two years salaries a development he said had already affected their moral and called on the affected states to defray the backlog.

He said: “NMA right from the beginning of the pandemic has been very proactive, through advocacy and constructive engagements, dialogue and conversations.

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Bandits not different from Boko Haram, Buhari replies The Economist

Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said this in response to the UK based news magazine, The Economist, which reported that the security situation in Nigeria was getting worse under Mr Buhari.
“But this too the Economist inaccurately described: “bandits” who have the resources and technology to shoot down a military fighter jet are not bandits at all – but rather highly organised crime syndicates with huge resources and weaponry.

Yet they are essentially no different to Boko Haram in this regard who are now cornered,” Mr Shehu wrote in his response that he sent to NAN.

Many Nigerians including the Nigerian Senate and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai have asked the president to declare the bandits as terrorists.
The bandits, several armed groups operating mainly in North-west and North-central Nigeria, have killed or kidnapped thousands of people since Mr Buhari assumed office.
In his response, Mr Shehu acknowledged the various security challenges facing the country but said President Buhari was addressing them.

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FG Asks Inmates Who Escaped From Abolongo Prison To Turn Themselves In

Nigeria Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, has revealed that out of 837 awaiting trial inmates that escaped from the centre, 262 have been recaptured.

The centre was attacked by gunmen, who reportedly blasted the wall of the facility with explosives and also freed hundreds of inmates.

The Federal Government has asked inmates who escaped from Abolongo Custodial Centre in Oyo state on Friday night to turn themselves in. Following the incident, Sola Fasure, the Media Adviser to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola in a statement urged the fleeing inmates to return to the facility.

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IPOB to shut down Southeast for 1 week if Nnamdi Kanu is not release by Nov 4

The group said the one week sit-at-home is to let their ‘oppressors’ understand that it won’t tolerate any plan to torment or abandon its leader in DSS custody, adding that nobody resident in the southeast region should flout the sit-at-home order.

The Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened to shut down the whole of southeast region for one week if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is not released on or before November 4, 2021.

In a statement on Saturday, IPOB asked the Federal Government to release Kanu unconditionally by November 4.

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Revealed: Senator Dino Melaye Did Not Graduate With A First-Class Degree From Baze University – Sources

Former Kogi West Senator in the eighth National Assembly, Dino Melaye, graduated with Second Class Lower Division and grappled with several “carry-overs” while studying Law at the Baze University in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, SaharaReporters has learnt.

SaharaReporters obtained the Baze University convocation booklet which showed, contrary to trending reports that Melaye finished top of his class, that the senator finished with a second class division degree.
Sources told SaharaReporters that Melaye, with Matriculation Number, BU/18B/LAW/3226, also had “carry-overs” during his degree.

“Contrary to trending stories that Dino graduated on top of his class with a First Class Degree, he never did and actually had several carry-overs for the period he studied law at Baze. He barely managed to graduate,” one of the sources told SaharaReporters.

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BbNaija update: Saga never asked me out, Nini declares

The romance between Saga and Nini made big headlines during the just conclude wad Big Brother Naija reality TV show Season 6 tagged “Shine Ya Eye’.

Saga appeared to be hopelessly in love with Nini while Nini seemed to be toying with his emotions. Now after the show, the reality is beginning to materialise as Nini in a chat with Potpourri revealed that Saga never made the move.

“First of all, I was not playing hard to get for Saga.

We had a mutual friendship. Saga never asked me out, so there was no playing hard to get because nobody wanted to get me, and Saga never said he wanted to date me.

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Flavour, Grammy-award winner Commissioner Gordon to headline African Music concert in New York

The star-studded event, according to the organisers, will be held at Sound of Brazil, 204 Varick street, New York City on November, 3rd, 2021.

The event, as revealed by the organiser was borne out of a strong desire to celebrate the best of African music on global stage while also creating a memorable end to a rather tough year.

Other African stars to feature in the show are Ghanaian Prince Bright, Isaac Katalay from Congo and Sierra Leone budding star, Ajay Coker.
Also expected to be in attendance include, American record producer and Multi-Grammy award winner Commissioner Gordon Williams, some top music executives and several UN officials.

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Anambra election: I will be declared winner – Ifeanyi Ubah boasts

Ifeanyi Ubah, the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, in next month’s Anambra State gubernatorial election, on Saturday, said he would emerge the winner of the poll. Ubah said his knowledge in law would help him as the next governor of Anambra State.

He spoke with journalists after he was awarded a Bachelor of Law degree at the Baze University in Abuja.
The Anambra South Senator said he was able to combine his academic works and legislative activities because he set his agenda and always ensured that his priorities were always right.

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President Muhammadu Buhari to unveils e-Naira Monday – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Saturday, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has been scheduled to formally unveil the e-Naira on Monday.

The e-Naira marks a major step forward in the evolution of money and the CBN is committed to ensuring that the e-Naira, like the physical Naira, is accessible by everyone”.
According to the statement the launching of the e-Naira would mark the beginning of more research for the enhancement of the platform.

A statement issued on Saturday by CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, stated that the e-Naira is now expected to be activated on Monday by the president.

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