Top 10 Stories You Cannot Afford to Miss This Friday Evening, August 12, 2022

Top 10 Stories You Cannot Afford to Miss This Friday Evening, August 12, 2022

Here is a round-up of stories we have tracked for your reading pleasure;

Wike Debunks Suing Atiku, Others

 “I don’t know anything about the so-called suit. I did not ask anyone to file any suit for me” The media was on Friday morning awash with reports that Governor Wike and one Chieftain of the PDP, Mr Newgent Ekamon, had dragged the PDP to court seeking the removal of Atiku as Candidate of the PDP in next year’s presidential polls.

Fire Breaks Out In Part Of National Assembly

“There was a fire incident this evening in one of the Jenitors, located on the 2nd floor, Room 227 in the new-wing, of the House of Representatives, suspected to have resulted from an electrical fault which was noticed by one of the Staff to the Clerk, House of Representatives, who promptly alerted the Federal Fire Service Unit stationed in the National Assembly Complex,” the statement said.

Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Military Force Not An Option To Rescue Remaining 31 Victims-Buhari

‘‘It is understandable that emotions typically run high, we have received several suggestions about the deployment of lethal military force in extracting those still being held in captivity. ‘‘This option has indeed been considered and evaluated.

Rivers APC Spokesman, Chris Finebone Dumps Party, Defects To PDP

 APC is not surprised at the threat by Gov. Wike whose house, the PDP is crumbling fast right in his face. For obvious reasons, his main men of yesterday have turned political foes today. His entourage has seen faces change over and over again of late. We know his threat is essentially directed at his henchmen who have taken their destinies into their own hands and rebelled against the local potentate. Across the State, these men have pitched their tent with Wike’s tormentor-in-chief, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.”

U-20 Women World Cup: Nigeria’s Falconets Defeat France One-Nil Under Bad Weather

She received a through pass from Mercy Idoko inside the France penalty area, sending a well-placed low shot past French Goalkeeper Petiteau. France had scored earlier before Nigeria’s goal but had the goal chalked off after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Check.

Don’t Drink From Contaminated Osun River, Govt Warns Devotees, Tourists

“There may not be a quick-fix to this pollution, but as a government, we will continue to do the needful. “Government has taken cognisance of this pollution and is working really hard to prevent the activities of artisanal miners. “It is a menace; it is very difficult, but we cannot fold our arms,’’ the Commissioner stressed.

NGF Fires Back At Malami Over Paris Club Refund, Says ‘He’s Defending Private Concerns’

“There is no component that compels the governors’ forum to pay consultants anything, and there is no agreement between the consultants collectively and governors collectively,” he said. The Paris fund money has been exhausted, and the consultants and the attorney general are expecting the money to be deducted from states’ accounts from sources over 52 or 58 months. That is unheard of.

FG To Implement New Tariff Hike On Data, Calls, Says Ahmed

“At that meeting, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, who was represented by the Assistant Director, Tax Policy, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Musa Umar, noted: ‘The five percent excise duty has been in the Finance Act 2020, but has never been implemented. Henceforth, the five percent excise duty will be collected by telecom operators and payment made to the federal government on a monthly basis, on or before 21st of every month,’” the statement read further.

Benzema, De Bruyne, Courtois Shortlisted For UEFA Player of the Year Award

Benzema topped the scoring charts last season in the Champions League with 15 goals, while teammate Courtois made a record nine saves against Liverpool in the final.

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