Top 10 Stories You Cannot Afford to Miss This Thursday Evening, July 21, 2022
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Top 10 Stories You Cannot Afford to Miss This Thursday Evening, July 21, 2022

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

Insecurity: Security Council Considers Nationwide Ban On Motorcycles, Mining Activities

 Addressing state house correspondents after the meeting chaired by the President, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami stated that investigations are still ongoing especially to establish the correlation between mining and motorcycles which they suspect provide funding for the supply of arms to the terrorists. READ MORE

 US President, Joe Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19

 This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19.  He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms.  He has begun taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time. READ MORE

 Dana Air Vows To Bounce Back Stronger After NCAA Indefinite Suspension

 “The recent skyrocketing cost of Jet A1 at 830/litre, unavailability of forex, and inflation are also contributory factors to this decision regrettably. We crave the understanding and patience of our customers, travel and business partners and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience our short absence from the market might cause,” Dana Airlines entreated. READ MORE

 Atiku Laments Recent National Grid Collapse, Reveals How He Will Reposition Power Sector

 Due to the priority that I place on the power sector upon which the successes of other sectors are hinged, I am proposing innovative financing of infrastructure that will involve the facilitation of a review of the financial, legal, and regulatory environment to promote private investment in power, among other sectors. READ MORE

 2022 Zenith Bank Summit: Stakeholders Arise For Non-Oil Sectors

 Over the years, the annual Zenith Bank Trade Seminar has served as a veritable platform to deepen the conversation on promoting non-oil export in Nigeria, bringing together non-oil export practitioners and relevant government agencies to interact, explore opportunities and proffer solutions to the challenges of non-oil export in the country. READ MORE

 JAMB Approves Cut-Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics, Says NABTEB No Longer Acceptable For Direct Entry

 The decision on the current cut-off marks was taken after a heated session comprising officials from JAMB, the Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, and the National Board for Technical Education among others at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. READ MORE

 ASUU Solidarity Protest: NLC President Fires Back At Lai Mohammed, Says Our Right To Protest Is Lawful

 “All the four trade unions involved are affiliates of NLC. Secondly, as citizens, our children have been out of school for 5 months, the majority are children of the working class and the less privileged, this alone should call for urgent action,” Wabba explained. READ MORE

 EPL: How Arteta, Edu Prevented Me From Leaving Arsenal – Xhaka

 “Because of Mikel and Edu, they did not let me go because they wanted to keep me here. Of course, my first reaction was to stay at the football club, but they opened the door: ‘If something comes, I can leave.’ READ MORE

 Controversies Rage Over Presence Of Clergymen At Shettima’s Unveiling

 They are church leaders who genuinely believe that Nigerians must eschew politics of hatred and religious bigotry and rather embrace politics of peace and nation-building. READ MORE

 FG Records N3trn Budget Deficit, Subsidy To Gulp N6.72trn In 2023

The subsidy on PMS is estimated at N6.72 trillion for the full year of 2023. It will remain and be fully provided for by the NNPC on behalf of the federation.” READ MORE

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