Here is a round-up of stories we have tracked for your reading pleasure this evening
2023: Amosun Officially Joins Presidential Race To Harness Nigeria’s Potentials
“The two pillars of the agenda that I will elaborate in the weeks ahead are national security and economic development,” he said. “Upon these two pillars, we will create a national architecture for human flourishing that is unprecedented in our national history. READ MORE
2023 Elections: INEC Gives Political Parties One Month To Conduct Primaries
Given the importance of the exercise to the emergence of candidates for the various elective positions for the 2023 General Election, it is imperative to remind political parties that they have one month from today to conclude their primaries,” the commission said. READ MORE
Buhari Commissions Projects In Ebonyi
Governor David Umahi told the President that his government will continue to support the Federal Government’s agenda of economic diversification through state-of-the-art projects. He noted that the school has the capacity to produce dialyzers, which is one of the most important components in dialysis. READ MORE
Jonathan Pens Emotional Tribute To Yar’Adua, Says He Was A Selfless Leader
Twelve years ago, our nation lost a patriot, a selfless leader, and a peacemaker who governed with sincerity and passion for the people. President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua is no longer with us today, but his strides in public life continue to testify for him and keep his memory alive, he said. READ MORE
Ex-Arsenal Legend Reveals Why Chelsea Cannot Afford To Lose Lukaku
“Chelsea haven’t got much choice but to keep going with Romelu Lukaku,” Merson said.
“They’re getting sold, they haven’t got any money, they can’t be buying people for £100m and selling them for half that. READ MORE
2023 Presidency: Support Groups Pick Up Nomination Form For Osinbajo
A support group led by Senator Kabiru Gaya on Thursday, May 5, 2022, picked up the Nomination and expression of interest forms on behalf of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja.
The forms will enable him to contest in the All Progressives Congress’ presidential primaries. READ MORE
2023: Concerns Mount On APC Controversial “Withdrawal Letter”
The withdrawal letter addressed to the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdulahi Adamu, must also be signed before a Commissioner of Oath/Public Notary before submission.
Tagged Form 18, it states: “I hereby voluntarily withdraw my candidacy from the contest. My withdrawal is in the best interest of our great party, the All-Progressives Congress.”
It was gathered, yesterday, that some of the aspirants are not comfortable with appending their signatures to the letter, which they consider a bobby trap to force consensus option on them. READ MORE
Dangote Cement Raises N116bn Bond To Finance Expansion Projects
“Dangote Cement PLC (“Dangote Cement” or the “Company”), Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest cement producer, is pleased to announce the successful completion of its N116Billion Series 2 Bond issuance (the “Bond Issuance”), which is the largest corporate bond issuance in the history of the Nigerian Capital Markets,” the statement reads. READ MORE
Elon Musk Expected To Serve As Temporary Twitter CEO After Deal Closes
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has only led the company for a few months, after taking over the helm from Dorsey last November. Until now, there hadn’t been much discussion about whether Musk’s takeover of the company would lead to a leadership shakeup. Last month, Reuters reported Musk had lined up a new CEO for Twitter, citing a source familiar with the matter. READ MORE
COVID-19 Pandemic Killed 13 To 17 Million In Two Years – WHO
“New estimates from the World Health Organization show that the full death toll associated directly or indirectly with the Covid-19 pandemic between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 was approximately 14.9 million (range 13.3 million to 16.6 million),” the UN health agency said in a statement.
7 Journalists killed in Ukraine – UN Report
Latest UN data indicates that seven journalists have been confirmed killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24; the last time so many media professionals lost their lives in Ukraine, was in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea. READ MORE