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1. Democracy Day: Eminent Citizens Speak On Way Forward

Nigeria marked her Democracy Day yesterday and a host of eminent citizens and groups had spoken on Nigeria’s democracy and proffered solutions to the challenges faced in Nigeria as protests broke out in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and Osun.

Among those who spoke yesterday were former Commonwealth Secretary General and Chairman of The Patriots, Chief Emeka Anyaoku; former Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Ike Nwachukwu; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, Aare-Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams; President of Women Arise Initiative, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin; Professor Olufemi Obayori, Labour Party Presidential Candidate in the 2023 poll, Mr Peter Obi; and the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, among others.

2. Let’s Stay Back And Salvage our Nation – Shettima Begs Resident Doctors

Nigeria’s Vice President Kashim Shettima, has appealed to Nigerian doctors to resist the “Japa syndrome” and stay back to help the President Tinubu administration in salvaging the country.

While speaking to National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), led by its newly elected President, Prof. Bala Audu who came to pay him a courtesy visit yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, he urged doctors to resist the temptation of leaving the country.

3. Labour Rejects Claims By President Tinubu on New Minimum Wage Agreement

The Organised Labour has rejected claims made by President Bola Tinubu during his nationwide broadcast to mark Democracy Day on the agreement of a new minimum wage.

According to Labour, there was no agreement reached by the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage as at the time negotiations ended on June 7. Read more

4. No Way APC Can Win Elections Without Rigging – Lukman

Former National Vice Chairman, North West, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Lukman, has quit the party saying there was no way the party could win elections without rigging.

This was disclosed in a statement yesterday where he said that he found it necessary to write to some of the leaders of the party to clarify his position on the situations regarding the party and the country.

5. NCDC Alerts Nigerians On Fresh Cholera Outbreak

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has alerted Nigerians on increasing cases of cholera outbreak nationwide, with 30 recorded deaths, 1,141 suspected cases, and 65 confirmed cases reported.

This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Centre, Dr Jide Idris, in a public advisory where he said that the cases that occurred between January and 11 June 2024, were reported from 96 LGAs in 30 states.

6. New Anthem Not a Priority, We Should Be Focused On Finding Solutions To Problems – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has criticised the federal government’s recent re-introduction of the old national anthem saying it should be focused on challenges facing the nation.

He stated that “the return of old national anthem shouldn’t be our priority when so many Nigerians are suffering.”

7. I Don’t Have Control Over Security in Zamfara – Gov Lawal  

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has said that he does not have the control over security in the state.

He stated this at a town hall meeting on Channels Television marking Nigeria’s 25th Democracy Day in Abuja on Wednesday where he condemned the activities of bandits in the state and blamed it on what he described as political interference.

8. Soludo Warns Tinubu Against Approving ‘Unsustainable’ Minimum Wage

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and present Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has warned President Bola Tinubu against approving what he described as “unsustainable minimum wage” for workers in the country.

Speaking on Wednesday at a special edition of The Platform, an event organized by The Covenant Nation to promote national development, he stated that not all state governments and the Organised Private Sector can pay the ₦62,000 being proposed by the Federal Government and the ₦250,000 demand of the Organised Labour.

9. Edo 2024: Alári Urges Citizens To Vote PDP 

Former Federal Commissioner of the Public Complaint Commission (PCC), Barr. Felix Alari, has urged the citizens of Edo State to vote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming governorship election on 21 September.

According to him, PDP “priorities the welfare of the state and its people” and the ruling party (APC) performance at the federal level is underwhelming

10. Ruth Kadiri Opens Up On Why She Uploads Her Movies On YouTube 

Nigerian actress, Ruth Kadiri, has revealed why she uploads her movies on YouTube.

While speaking in an interview with BBC Pidgin, she stated that she started uploading her videos on YouTube because she sought a platform where she could express herself freely.


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