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  • Experts, Others Carpet National Assembly As Buhari Plans $4bn, €710m Borrowings

Financial experts, as well as Civil Society Organisations Tuesday warned the National Assembly to stop working against Nigerians in process of approving loans for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. The president is seeking approval on fresh external loans of $4.05bn and €710m.

  • VAT Battle Shifts To Supreme Court As Rivers Challenges Order

The Rivers State Government has headed to the Supreme Court to contest the ruling of the Court of Appeal that ordered parties to maintain status quo in the Value Added Tax dispute.

  • Rising Unemployment Can Wipe Out Nigeria, Elite Unsafe –Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige has lamented that rising unemployment in Nigeria is trouble.

  • Looming Strike: Hold FG Responsible, ASUU Tells Parents

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has asked Nigerians to hold the Federal Government responsible if the body of university lecturers embarks on another strike.

THE GUARDIAN

  • Buhari Overlooks N33tr Debt Burden, Seeks Fresh N2tr Loans
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Ignoring concerns of debt overhang, President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to consider and approve an external borrowing plan amounting to about N2.5 trillion to fund projects captured under the 2018-2021 borrowing projections. If approved, the country’s documented national debts will balloon to over N35 trillion, The Guardian reports.

  • Gunmen Kill Anglican Priest, Set Vehicles Ablaze As IPOB Dissociates Group From Violence

Assailants invaded the parsonage of an Anglican priest, killing Rev. Emeka Merenu in Ihiteukwa, Orsu Council of Imo State as the IPOB sit-at-home protests across South-East went awry.

  • Twitter Reaches Out, Commits To Restoration Plan in Nigeria

Embattled microblogging platform, Twitter, has reached out to and assured Nigerians that it has not stopped engaging with the government on ways to resolve its ban in the country.

  • UAE tags six Nigerians, Others As Boko Haram, Terrorism Financiers

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have named six Nigerians wanted as financial sponsors of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

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DAILY INDEPENDENT NGR

  • E-Transmission Of Results: Listen To Nigerians, PDP Govs Charge NASS

Governors elected on the plat­form of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have charged the National Assembly to approve electronic transmission of election results according to Nigerians’ wishes.

  • Hushpuppi: Buhari Will Have Final Say Over Abba Kyari’s Fate — Minister

The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingya­di, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari will take the final decision over the FBI indictment of former DCP Abba Kyari on his alleged link with Hushpuppi.

  • IPOB Warns Impersonators As South-East Is Locked Down Again

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed to deal with people impersonating its members as the South-East faces lockdown following the group’s sit-at-home order.

DAILY TRUST

  • Vicious ISWAP Leader, Al-Barnawi, Killed

Leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi has been killed in Borno State, Daily Trust has reported, citing several sources.

  • Bandits Abduct Zamfara Emir In Kaduna-Abuja Highway Attack
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Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, the Emir of Bugundu in Zamfara State, a first-class monarch in Zamfara has been reportedly abducted along Abuja- Kaduna highway on Tuesday evening.

  • Private Jets Used For Gold Smuggling – Minister

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uche Ogah, has said private jets are being used for gold smuggling in Nigeria.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

  • California Governor Easily Defeats Recall Effort

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has defeated a recall effort led by Republicans and fueled by frustrations over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With 62% of the state’s precincts partially reporting, 65.9% of California voters chose to keep the Democrat in office, and 34.1% opted to remove him.

  • Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Its Research Shows

Facebook has unveiled research it conducted to prove that Instagram is toxic for teen girls. Its own in-depth research shows a significant teen mental-health issue that Facebook plays down in public.

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