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Nigeria President Mourns Ex-Oyo Military Administrator, Ahmed Usman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of Colonel Ahmed Usman, former military administrator in Ondo and Oyo States.

A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) on Wednesday said Buhari averred that as a military officer, the late Colonel Usman served the nation with courage and dedication, adding that his contributions to peace and unity, as well as his quest for the public good, continued even in retirement.

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The statement said that as the President prayed that Almighty Allah will repose the soul of the departed, he said his thoughts are with the government and people of Kogi State, where Usman hailed from, and with friends and colleagues, as they mourn this loss.

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Buhari to present 2023 budget to NASS Friday

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BREAKING: Buhari to present 2023 budget to NASS Friday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will present the N19.76trillion 2023 Appropriation bill before the Senate and the House of Representatives on Friday.

The budget Presentation will take place 10:00am at the temporary chamber of House of Representatives.

The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, read the letter on the budget presentation by President Buhari in Plenary on Tuesday.

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Naija News 247 recalls that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, had said President Buhari is expected to present the 2023 budget to the National Assembly in October.

Gbajabiamila stated this in September when he addressed newsmen shortly after inspecting hearing rooms 028 and 234 of the House, which was expected to serve as the temporary chamber due to the ongoing renovation of the House complex in Abuja.

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“I am hoping that the budget will be presented latest by the first week of October,” he said.

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Federal Govt sues Meta, seeks 30bn penalty

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BREAKING: Federal Govt sues Meta, seeks 30bn penalty

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The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has lodged a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, against Meta Platforms Incorporated (owners of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms) and its agent AT3 Resources Limited.

The apex regulatory body for Nigeria’s advertising ecosystem, ARCON, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to statement, ARCON is seeking a declaration among others that the continued publication and exposure of various advertisements directed at the Nigerian market through Facebook and Instagram platforms by Meta Platforms Incorporated without ensuring the same is vetted and approved before exposure is illegal, unlawful and a violation of the extant advertising Law in Nigeria.

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ARCON stated that Meta Platforms Incorporated’s continued exposure of unvetted adverts had also led to loss of revenue to the Federal Government.

ARCON is seeking N30bn in sanction for the violation of the advertising laws and for loss of revenue as a result of Meta Incorporated’s continued exposure of unapproved adverts on it’s platforms.

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The statement read in part, “ARCON reiterates that it would not permit unethical and irresponsible advertising on the Nigeria’s advertising space.”

According to ARCON, the Council is not regulating the online media space. Rather, it’s focus is on advertising and marketing communications on the online platforms in line with its establishment Act.

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APC flags off 2023 presidential campaigns Oct. 10

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2023: Why consensus may not work for presidential primary – APC chairman

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Barring any last-minute change of plans, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC would formally flag off its 2023 Presidential Election campaign on Monday, October 10, according to Vanguard.

The development comes as the party and its campaign council gear up to receive its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu back to the country.

The presidential candidate for the party, Tinubu who has been in London for some days is expected back to Nigeria within the week.

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Recall that there have been speculations that the APC’s candidate may be battling some health crisis following his absence at the recent signing of a peace accord agreement by presidential candidates of political parties.

Reports later emerged on Thursday that he is currently in London, United Kingdom.

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However, Tinubu has also shared a video of himself working on a fitness bike to prove that he’s strong and healthy.

However, he failed to state why he was absent.

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