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INEC laments low turnout, says 20 million PVCs unclaimed
On Wednesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission raised fears about the 2023 elections following the 20 million Permanent Voters Cards that are yet to be claimed by their owners. Read more…
APC exco, govs divided over Buhari’s succession plan, screening report ready
There were strong indications on Wednesday that the All Progressives Congress national officials were divided over a plan by the President, Major General Muhammadu (retd.), to pick his preferred presidential candidate for the party. Read more…
Prelate’s abduction: Army denies complicity, experts demand probe
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said the Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Samuel Kanu-Uche, would be contacted on his allegation that its personnel were complicit in his recent kidnap. Read more…
Labour raises alarm over factory closures, casualisation of workers
THE Precision Electrical and Related Equipment Senior Staff Association, PERESSA, has raised the alarm over the high rate of factory closures in the sector occasioned by unfavourable government policies. Read more…
PDP delegate donates N12m received from aspirants to Kaduna constituents
A Peoples Democratic Party national delegate from Kaduna State, Tanko Sabo, has said that he donated over N12 million he got from the party’s presidential primary to the less-privileged in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna. Read more…
Oklahoma hospital shooting: Four killed and multiple injured
Four people have been killed in a shooting spree at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, police say. Officers confirmed that the suspected shooter, who was armed with a rifle and a handgun, was also dead. Read more…
16-year-old arrested after police received tip he was recruiting students for a mass shooting at a California high school, officials say
A 16-year-old boy was arrested this week after police learned he was allegedly recruiting students to carry out a mass shooting at a high school in Berkeley, California, authorities said Wednesday. Read more…
Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Crowds of well-wishers are erupting with cheers as they get their first glimpse of several senior royals as the military parade makes its way down The Mall. Prince Charles is taking part in the royal procession by riding a horse, as is his son, Prince William and his sister, Princess Anne. Read more…
Canada says Chinese warplanes are buzzing its North Korea reconnaissance flights
Canadian surveillance planes helping to enforce United Nations sanctions on North Korea are being repeatedly buzzed by Chinese jets that fly so close their crews can see each other, Canada's military has alleged. Read more…
Covid in North Korea is likely 'getting worse, not better': WHO
The World Health Organization has cast doubts on North Korea's claims of progress in its fight against a Covid-19 outbreak, saying it believes the situation is getting worse, not better, amid an absence of independent data. Read more…
Biden to Cancel All Student Debt From Defunct Corinthian Colleges
Loan forgiveness involving for-profit education companies amounts to $5.8 billion, the largest single student debt cancellation ever by the U.S. government. Read more…
Telcos record 6.18 million new subscribers in four months –NCC
6.18 million Global System for Mobile Communications subscribers joined the national network between January and April this year, according to new industry statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission. Read more
Nigeria’s renewable energy investment potential hit $104bn – UK
Climate-smart investment potential in Nigeria, particularly in the renewable energy sector, is worth over $104bn, the United Kingdom High Commission has said. Read more…
Naira gains against the dollar across markets as $172 million exchanges hands at the I&E window
The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar closed at N419/$1 at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window. Read more…
Solana drops 12% in value amid network outage
Over the past 12 months, the Solana network has been down at least seven times, resulting in full or partial outages. Read more…
Bitcoin miners now selling their holdings as the bearish market persists
New data reveals that Bitcoin miners are selling off their mined tokens as the tumbling price of bitcoin erases profit margins for these miners. szXAADQSAZ
NGX starts the month of June losing N8.7 billion in market capitalization
The Nigerian exchange has posted losses in three consecutive trading sessions, as profit-taking continues in the space. Declines from OKOMUOIL, CONOIL and FBNH saw the market capitalization losing N8.7 billion. Read more…
Nigeria’s internet subscription hits 148 million in April 2022
Subscriptions for internet across mobile, fixed, and VoIP networks in the country increased to 148 million in April this year. Read more…
FG approves NNPC-ECOWAS deal for construction of Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline
FG has given approval for the NNPC to enter into an agreement with ECOWAS for the construction of the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline. Read more…
Sheryl Sandberg Stepping Down as COO of Facebook Parent Meta Platforms
The Facebook COO and LeanIn.Org co-founder addresses criticism that her book focused on the needs of affluent white women, and discusses how in the pandemic companies risk losing talented women. Read more…
Kanye West’s Yeezus files for NFT trademarks
One of the world’s most renowned rap artists, Kanye West, has filed for 17 trademark applications for his Yeezus brand, which indicates a possible move into the NFT space by the artist who has 75 Grammy nominations and has won the award 24 times. Read more…
Actor Johnny Depp was awarded $15 million in damages, as he wins a defamation case against ex-wife, Amber Heard
In a verdict that has put an end to a messy battle over domestic abuse allegations, a jury in Virginia, United States has on Wednesday sided with actor, Johnny Depp in the trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, finding that she had defamed Mr Depp in a 2018 op-ed. Read more…
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