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Probe Death Of Nigerian Student In Philippines, Reps Tell FG

The House of Representatives passed a resolution, urging the Federal Government to promptly investigate the tragic killing of a Nigerian medical student, Chibuikem Emmanuel, in the Philippines. The motion, presented by Mudashiru Lukman, representing Ayedire/Iwo/Ola-Oluwa Federal Constituency in Osun State, emphasized the need to uncover the true circumstances surrounding Emmanuel’s untimely death. Chibuikem Emmanuel, a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Medicine in the Philippines, was killed on October 2023, in Mandaue City, with the Philippines National Police promptly charging six Chinese nationals for alleged complicity in the death of the promising Nigerian.. 

Nigeria, Others To Initiate Peace Move In Gaza Conflict – FG

Nigeria has been selected by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League to be part of a special delegation tasked with initiating immediate international action to bring an end to the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The announcement was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar, in a statement released on Tuesday. The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria officially communicated the selection of Nigeria as part of the special delegation on Tuesday in Abuja. Minister Yusuf Tuggar revealed that the decision was a direct response to the resolution adopted during the Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit held in Riyadh on Saturday.

INEC Refutes Claims of Tampering with Voter Figures in Kogi State Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has categorically refuted reports alleging tampering with accredited voter figures in the recently concluded Kogi State governorship election. In a statement released by its National Commissioner and Member of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mohammed Haruna, Tuesday, the commission dismissed these claims as unfounded. The statement by INEC addressed media reports suggesting that the commission manipulated the accredited figures of voters in the Kogi governorship election results uploaded on the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal. According to Haruna, these reports lack merit, and the commission maintains the integrity of its electoral processes.

11yrs Boy Sues Hospital For ₦100m Over Alleged Damaged Testis

An 11-year-old boy named Nelson George has taken legal action against Limi Children’s Hospital Limited, filing a ₦100 million lawsuit over alleged misdiagnosis and mistreatment that resulted in the damage to one of his testes. Nelson, represented by his father, Bankole George, initiated the lawsuit before Justice Akanbi Yusuf of the FCT High Court in Kubwa. The young plaintiff is also seeking an order for the hospital to pay ₦5 million as the cost of filing the suit. Additionally, he is requesting the court to compel the medical facility to issue a formal letter of apology for the purported misconduct.

Nnadozie, Oshoala, Ajibade for 2023 CAF awards

Seven Super Falcons’ players, including goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie, were yesterday listed for the 2023 Women’s Player of the Year awards by the Confederation of African Football. Nnadozie, who plays for Paris FC, and thrilled football fans globally with her performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, was nominated in both the Player of the year award and Goalkeeper of the Year award categories.  Also listed for the Player of the Year award are Super Falcons and Barcelona Feminine striker, Asisat Oshoala, Christy Ucheibe of Benfica, Osinachi Ohale of Alaves/Pachuca, Rasheedat Ajibade Atletico Madrid, Toni Payne Sevilla and Uchenna Kanu Tigres/Racing Louisville.

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