American Rapper, Snoop Dogg, Quits Smoking
American rapper and actor, Snoop Dogg, has announced his decision to quit smoking. The 52-year-old artist shared the news on his X handle (formerly Twitter), stating that the move came after careful consideration and discussions with his family. While Snoop Dogg didn’t delve into the specifics of his decision, he urged the public to respect his privacy during this time. The rapper, known for his prolific career, spanning decades, expressed his commitment to this major lifestyle change.
President Tinubu Returns To Abuja After Diplomatic Engagements
President Bola Tinubu has returned to Abuja after a week of diplomatic engagements in Saudi Arabia and Guinea-Bissau. During his visit to Riyadh, Tinubu attended the Saudi-Africa summit, assuring potential investors of the safety of their investments in Nigeria. He highlighted recent economic reforms to improve the ease of doing business, including the removal of wasteful subsidies and forex market mergers. Saudi Arabia announced plans to invest in the renovation of Nigerian refineries and support forex reforms through a substantial deposit during a bilateral meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.
48 Million Nigerians Still Defecate Openly – FG
The Federal Government on Thursday, said 48 million Nigerians still practise open defecation, and many people still use the bush and water bodies as their regular means for excreta disposal. Speaking during the joint press briefing organised by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation, in commemoration of World Toilet Day in Abuja, the Minister of Environment, Balarabe Abbas noted that many institutions do not have sanitary facilities and where they exist they are either not functioning or misused. Abbas stressed that most urban areas do not have sewerage systems and safe collection of sewage, hence posing a huge disposal challenge.
252 Mining Firms Signed To Cater For Host Communities – FG
The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development has introduced a revised guideline for the Community Development Agreement, CDA to address disputes between communities and mining companies. Minister Dele Alake stated that 252 mining companies have signed CDAs to provide basic infrastructure to host communities in Nigeria. The revised CDA aims to create awareness of the importance of such agreements for sustainable mineral resources development. Alake acknowledged that mining projects could impact host communities positively or negatively, leading to complaints and resistance, sometimes resulting in the forceful closure of mining activities.
Local Government Chairman Places N2 Million Bounty On Suspected Cultist In Rivers State
Chairman of Emuoha Local Government Area in Rivers State, Dr. Chidi Lloyd has announced a N2 million bounty on Sunday Amadi, a suspected cultist accused of terrorizing travelers along the East-West Road. Lloyd stated that Amadi, allegedly a member of a criminal gang, is contributing to the recent surge in crime in the area. Efforts are underway to apprehend Amadi, who hails from the Odiego community. Additionally, three individuals abducted last Saturday along the Emuoha axis of the East-West Road have been released.