Buhari reacts as terrorists kill 38 people in Kaduna
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the renewed terrorist killings in Kaduna State, saying that the gruesome nature of recent incidents in Giwa Local Government Area, has made him sad as it was unacceptable.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Buhari who was reacting to the recent attack in the state which claimed thirty-eight lives, expressed the nation’s condolences to the Government of Kaduna State, the people of Zonkwa Chiefdom and the family of His Highness Nuhu Bature, the Agwam Kajju on his demise.
He affirmed that the nation’s security forces have turned the heat on the terrorists who are getting frustrated and were soft-targeting innocent citizens, looting their assets, burning their homes and killing them indiscriminately.
Supreme Court Sets Aside Conviction Of Senior Lawyer, Joseph Nwobike
The Supreme Court has set aside the conviction and 30 days sentencing of a senior lawyer, Joseph Nwobike, who was charged with an attempt to pervert the course of justice.
In a unanimous decision on Monday, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, faulted the decision of the Lagos High Court and the Court of Appeal, which had upheld the conviction.
The Supreme court noted that Section 97(c) of Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) of Lagos State, under which the Senior lawyer was charged, did not clearly define what constitutes a perversion of justice.
The court added that the EFCC lacks the power to investigate and prosecute the offence of perversion of the course of justice.
NCC sets new mobile international termination rate for voice services
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has determined the new International Termination Rate (ITR) for voice services paid by overseas telecom carriers for terminating international calls on local networks in Nigeria at zero point zero-four-five dollar
The new rate was contained in the Determination of Mobile International Termination Rate issued by the Commission on November 25, 2021.
According to the statement, the rate was to be paid in US Dollar to enable Nigerian operators to receive an increasing rate in Naira terms to accommodate devaluation, as No licensee shall charge and/or receive effective rate per minute below determined ITR floor rate.
However, while the ITR only pertains to the cost of bringing traffic into Nigeria, Nigerian operators will continue to pay the regulated Mobile Termination Rate (MTR), the local termination rate among themselves.
Nigeria’s oil rig count drops by 38% as NNPC spends N28bn searching for oil in 10 months
Nigeria’s oil rig count has decreased by 38 percent to 80 in the first 11 months of 2021, from 129, recorded in the corresponding period of 2020.
This was according to latest report from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Oil rig count is a global index for measuring activities in the upstream sector, with the data showing that under the period in review activities appeared on the low ebb in April with just five rigs in operation, however rose to 11 in August and September, before dropping consistently to seven in November 2021.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has revealed that in the first 10 months, N27.99 billion have been spent on frontier exploration services.
Death toll in Philippines typhoon hits 208: national police
The Philippines national police say the death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has surged to 208, making it one of the deadliest storms to hit the country in recent years.
According to the police on Monday, at least 239 people were injured and 52 were missing after Typhoon Rai ravaged the southern and central regions of the archipelago.
More than 300,000 people fled their homes and beachfront resorts as Rai slammed into the country on Thursday as a super typhoon.
The storm ripped off roofs, uprooted trees, toppled concrete power poles, smashed wooden houses to pieces and flooded villages – sparking comparisons with Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
US rapper Wale makes surprise appearance at Wizkid’s Lagos festival
Wale Folarin, the American rapper, made a surprise appearance at Wizkid’s Livespot X Festival which was held in Lagos on Sunday evening.
Wale, who recently announced his split from his management team, joined other fans and guests at the venue in Lekki Lagos.
Popular Nigerian OAP and hypeman, Do2tun hosted the show.
Among the artistes who were at the show are Olamide, Simi, Bella Shmurda, CKay, Rema, BadBoyTims, Jaywiz and DJ Spinall.
AFCON 2021: Nigeria suffer a new major blow as another key player is ruled out
The three-time African champions have suffered another injury blow, with just less than three weeks before the start of the biennial African cup of nations competition .
Nigeria’s injury list keeps growing ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations after Paul Onuachu picked up an injury in Genk’s 1-1 draw against Royal Antwerp.
Onuachu scored his 12th league goal of the season in the clash, but he walked off with the aid of Genk’s medical team in the 71st minute after picking up a hamstring injury.
The injury is expected to keep him out for three to four weeks, which all but rules him out of the AFCON starting on January 9 in Cameroon.
The Super Eagles are already without midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo and Kingsley Michael, while Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is currently a doubt.