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One million compatriots died to keep Nigeria together — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari stated yesterday in Abuja that Nigeria has experienced all difficulties since January 15, 1966, which have resulted in the deaths of a million citizens in order to preserve the nation.

“We are Nigerians, God willing, we remain Nigerians, and Nigeria shall remain one,” he added, urging political leaders to remain committed to furthering the national interest.

Buhari noted that the zeal and passion for improving Nigerians’ quality of life, which culminated in the formation of the political party, had not diminished in his remarks when he hosted former state chairmen of the disbanded Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, at State House. He urged greater steadfastness on the part of Nigerians.

1) Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has defended the rationale behind his invitation to representatives from the state’s rival political parties to commission projects.

The governor said he wants them to visit, see what he has accomplished, and bring the word back to their homes.

He was speaking on Tuesday in Port Harcourt at the opening of the Ogbunubali Eastern Bypass dualized road.

Read More: Why I Invited Tinubu’s Men to Commission Projects- Wike

2) The governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has been embarrassed by hundreds of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Disgruntled APC members were preparing to join the Peoples Democratic Party, the main opposition (PDP).

Governor Abdulrazaq attempted to calm their nerves, but was rebuffed as chants of “Ole” and “Sai Bukky” filled the air.

 

 

Read More: Watch video as APC Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq humiliated by his supporters shouting “Ole, Ole”

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3) The National association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu’s viral video is being taken out of context, in order to advance political goals.

The group firmly denounced those using the video for political gain, maintaining that it is apolitical and does not support any particular candidate in the upcoming 2023 presidential elections.

Recall that on Monday, August 8, a video of Confraternity members dancing to an anti-Tinubu song during a procession mocked Tinubu for a speech he gave in June in Abeokuta, Ogun State, in which he demanded that power be given to him.

 

Read Also: Pyrates Confraternity Breaks Silence on Video Mocking Tinubu

4) Nollywood mourns at the passing of Biyi Bandele a prolific writer and film maker.

His daughter Temi Bandele published a statement announcing his passing.

According to reports, Bandele, who gained fame for helming the film adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie, passed away on Sunday.

Biyi Bandele is said to have died at the age of 54 years.

 

 

Read More: Biyi Bandele cause of death: How Popular Film director and writer died emerges

5) Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has fired back at those who object to him inviting his counterpart from Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to officially open the Orochiri-Worukwo (waterlines) Flyover in Port Harcourt.

Wike responded when questioned about the uproar at the commissioning on Monday said that he didn’t understand it.

Since the start of his cold war with Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of his party, the governor has been acting strangely.

 

 

Read More: Gov Wike Slams Criticis Questioning Invitation Of Sanwo-Olu To Commission Projects In Port Harcourt

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6) Those responsible for the Owo attacks have allegedly been apprehended, according to General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff.

Forty worshipers were killed when some gunmen stormed St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.

However, the Federal Government claimed that terrorists from the Islamic States of West Africa Province were responsible for the assault.

 

Nigeria Newspapers: Read More:  Owo attackers arrested: the Nigerian news today on Catholic church Massacre

7) The determination of who is the actual PDP Governorship candidate for Delta State continues at the Court of Appeal Abuja division. Several motions were filed before the 3-man panel. Among which was a motion for accelerated hearing before the 3-man panel, Justice Olabisi Ige, Justice Bichi, and Justice Barkan.

In their ruling, they decided that hearing in the matter will commence on August 19, 2022, and they have about 60 days for the entire hearing on the matter. That is according to the new INEC electoral act 2022.

 

Nigeria Newspapers: Appeal Court takes fresh decision on David Edevbie and Sheriff Oborevwori case.

8) Amadou Onana, a Belgian midfielder, was acquired by Everton from Lille for £33 million.

The 20-year-old was at Goodison Park on Saturday to watch Everton’s season-opening Premier League loss to Chelsea by a score of 1-0.

Amadou Onana was also a target for West Ham, who had set a price for the player.

 

Nigeria Newspapers: Amadou Onana of Lille signed by Everton for £33m

9) Alhaji Musa Tanko Abari, who represented the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a commissioner for the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), has passed away.

After a brief illness, Abari passed away at a private hospital in Abuja on Tuesday, August 9, at around 2:34 p.m., according to a family member of the deceased named Isyaku Musa.

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He claimed that the deceased got sick last week and died. He was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after his health began to deteriorate.

 

 

Nigeria Newspapers: How Popular Commissioner Dies Emerges (Photo)

10) The May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results were announced by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday in Lagos.

A total of 1,601, 047 candidates took the exam, and 1, 222, 505 of them (representing 76.36%) received credits or higher in at least five required subjects, including English language and mathematics. This is a significant drop from 81.7% of last year’s results, which were attained by 81,7% of candidates.

A total of 364, 564 candidates (representing 22.83%) of the total number of candidates who sat the exam are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of exam malpractice, and their cases are being investigated.

 

 

Nigeria Newspapers: WASSCE 2022 Results: Why WAEC Withheld 365,564 Results in 10 States

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