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1) Sammie Okposo, a well-known gospel performer and Welu Welu crooner, has passed away. At the age of 51, the musician collapsed on Friday morning. Hector Okposo, a sibling of the deceased, said in a statement that the family can find comfort in the fact that Sammie is allegedly singing joyfully with angels in heaven.
2) Gidan-Goga village residents in Zamfara State’s Maradun Local Government Area have started to panic as the deadline set by bandits to pay a levy of N20 million approaches. Bello Turji, a notorious bandit, had informed the locals that the N20m was due by Sunday this week at the latest.
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3) On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari urged African leaders to modify their academic curricula and educational systems to emphasise STEM fields in order to help the continent fully industrialise by 2030.
4) According to oil marketers on Friday, the Christmas and New Year celebrations may be impacted by the recurring appearance of lines of anxious drivers at gas stations searching for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as gasoline. Additionally, it was learned that oil marketers are now unrestricted by the Federal Government and can sell gasoline at any time.
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5) The publication and release of guidelines for the management of political gatherings, processions, and campaigns, as well as for the finances and election expenses of political parties, candidates, and aspirants, was approved yesterday by the Independent National Electoral Commission. It consequently exhorted political parties to focus their campaigns on registered voters.
6) The Niger Delta Development Commission is being investigated for alleged employment racketeering by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions. Senator Ayo Akinyelure, the chairman of the committee, stated that a number of petitions had been filed by disgruntled job applicants who claimed that NDDC’s management had prevented them from completing any paperwork despite having given them letters of employment.
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7) The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives who used a syndicate to con unwary Delta State residents out of large sums of money were apprehended by the long arm of the law yesterday. In a sting operation, the Delta State Police Decoy Squad captured the suspects at a hotel in Asaba.
8) On February 6, 2023, a Federal High Court will make a decision regarding a petition filed by Senator Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, to overturn the 17-count criminal charge the federal government had brought against him. After the attorneys in the case adopted their written addresses and other processes in their closing arguments on Friday, Justice Ekwo set the date.
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9) Residents of Senator Ademola Adeleke’s hometown of Ede are already in a happy mood ahead of his inauguration as governor of Osun State on Sunday. The town’s hotels and suites were all reported to be fully booked on Friday, and most homes had new looks as residents gathered in groups to discuss the upcoming event.
10) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, has insisted that he will decline Arise News’ invitation to a town hall meeting. This claim was made by Tinubu in a statement released on Friday and signed by Bayo Onanuga, the director of media and publicity for the APC Presidential Campaign Council.
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