Today in Nigeria and around the world: A roundup of the big news on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Today in Nigeria and around the world: A roundup of the big news on Tuesday

These are the big news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

1. 2023: We’ll use our votes against those who say Rivers don’t matter -Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that anybody who despises the political capability of the State will be meted with the same treatment.

2: Delta state governor, Okowa, calls for review of surveillance contract over crude oil theft

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has advocated a review of surveillance contracts on oil facilities to involve host communities in order to check the high rate of oil theft in the country.

3. Ex-govs Dariye, Nyame jailed for stealing, pardoned by Buhari, released from prison

Two former governors who were jailed for misappropriating their states’ resources but later pardoned by President Muhammadu Buhari have been released from prison custody.

4. Gov. Ortom to submit firearms licence application for state security outfit to Buhari

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, says he will formally submit an application to seek approval for licences to procure AK-47 and AK-49 riffles by members of the newly established Benue State Community Volunteer Guards, to President Muhammadu Buhari, this week.

5. IPOB names acting leader to stand in for detained Nnamdi Kanu

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has named the head of its Directorate of State, Chika Edoziem, as its new acting leader.

6. Buhari’s nephew dumps APC after losing return ticket

After losing the ticket to return to the House of Representatives in 2023, Hon. Fatuhu Muhammed, who is President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

7. Investors lose N120bn amid significant sell-off in Nigeria’s capital market

Investors in the Nigerian capital market lost N120 billion as significant sell-off hit the bourse on Monday.

8. NESG urges CBN to stop multiple exchange rates, says it hurts economy

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to find a solution to the country’s multiple exchange rates to attract tangible Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) into Nigeria.

9. Elon Musk gives condition to complete Twitter deal, challenges CEO, Agrawal, to public debate

Tesla Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, has given a condition to complete the $44 billion Twitter acquisition deal, months after the billionaire threatened to pull out over disagreement with the firm’s board.

10. Flood kills 3, displaces 495 families in Kano

The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said on Monday flood has killed three persons and displaced 495 families in Ajingi Local Government Area of the state.

11. Salisu Yusuf invites 35 home-based Eagles for CHAN qualifiers

Head Coach Salisu Yusuf has called to camp 35 players who will battle for shirts in the Super Eagles B squad that will tackle Ghana home and away in a 2023 African Nations Championship qualifying fixture in a few weeks.


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