Kano Emirate tussle: ‘Sanusi remains Emir; court didn’t annul Bayero’s removal’ – Govt.

Kano emirate tussle

…”Police won’t evict deposed Emir” – CP  Kano State Government has said that the ruling of the Federal High Court in the State legitimizes its decision on the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Law, 2024, and shows it acted in good faith. Addressing newsmen on Thursday, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Isa Dederi, said the court ruling upholds the rule of law and reaffirms the actions of the government. Dederi, who spoke at the government house after the court ruling, said the court verdicts unambiguously validated the law…

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FG begins N2.7tr subsidy debt probe; enlists Auditor-General

FG subsidy probe

The Federal Government has begun the proposed audit of the N2.7trillion fuel subsidy claim by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, (NNPCL). It was gathered that an audit firm, KPMG had conducted an initial audit reducing the claims from N6tn to N2.7tn. However, in the new audit, the government said it had approved the engagement of the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation to verify the claims made by the Corporation regarding the amount the Federal Government owes the oil firm. This process was confirmed by the Director, Home…

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Sanusi/ Bayero: ‘Judicial orders in Kano an embarrassment to Judiciary’ – Falana

Femi Falana

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has described the recent judicial orders in Kano State as an embarrassment to the Judiciary. In an interview on a television programme yesterday, the legal luminary highlighted that the existence of conflicting judicial orders creates significant issues. Specifically, he mentioned that the state High Court issued an order in favor of Sanusi that such conflict would be resolved by the Court of Appeal to mitigate any confusion.He argued that this procedural step should typically prevent any further pronouncements from the Federal High Court judge,…

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Electricity: Dangote Refinery’s power-generation surpasses Nigeria’s 11yrs capacity growth

Dangote electricity

Ɗangote Refinery has exceeded Nigeria’s electricity generation growth over the past decade. While Nigeria’s grid added just 760 megawatts in eleven years, Ɗangote’s refinery quickly produced 1,500 megawatts (MWs) independently. Despite Nigeria’s potential to generate 13,000 MWs, its aging infrastructure currently delivers only 4,160 MWs on average, a modest increase from 3,400 MWs in 2013. UGC Data obtained from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator demonstrated that, as of June 12, 2024, the average generation of 4,160 MWs had increased by 22%, from an average of 3,400 MWs in November 2013…

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Hardship: “Nigeria needs solutions, not comparisons” – Peter Obi tackles Tinubu

Obi Tinubu

Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP), Peter Obi, has criticised President Bola Tinubu’s recent comment downplaying Nigeria’s struggles by comparing them to other countries. Recall that while receiving a delegation from the National Assembly who came to felicitate with him on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, President Tinubu had on Monday said Nigeria is not the only nation in the world grappling with poverty. The President who spoke in Lagos said, “Yes, there is poverty; there is suffering in the land. We are not the only people facing such,…

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US Congress members visit Binance employee detained in Nigeria, seek his release

Binance employee

Two United States (US) members of Congress, Representative French Hill and Representative Chrissy Houlahan, visited detained American citizen and Binance employee, Tigran Gambaryan, at the Kuje Detention facility on June 19th 2024 and have posted a video on social media calling for his release, according to a statement. Announcing the visit on his X account, Representative Hill  (Republican), said, “Yesterday, @RepHoulahan and I visited with US citizen, Tigran Gambaryan, in Kuje Prison in Nigeria. We found him suffering from the conditions there, as he has malaria and double pneumonia, and…

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“I thought I would be handed ₦300m once I resumed at National Assembly” – Lawmaker, Adefiranye

Lawmaker

A lawmaker representing Oke-Igbo/Ile-Oluji/Odigbo Federal Constituency of Ondo state in the House of Representatives, Festus Adefiranye has said that he did not receive the ₦300 million he was expecting when he resumed at the lower chamber. The lawmaker lamented that the housing allowance he received for four years could not cover his one-year rent in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). Adefiranye, stated this in a published interview, explained that his earlier impression was that after resuming in the National Assembly, one would receive ₦300 million. However, he stated that the…

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World Health Organisation announces global resurgence of cholera, as 1,900 die from disease

WHO on cholera

The World Health Organisation, (WHO), has announced a rapid rise in cholera in several regions of the world, with almost 195,000 cases and over 1,900 deaths reported in 24 countries since the start of this year. WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean region reported the highest number of cases, followed by the African Region, the Region of the Americas, the Southeast Asia Region, and the European Region. The organisation, in an issued statement on Thursday, stated that there are no reported cases in the Western Region, according to its bulletin released on Wednesday.…

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