Punch Newspaper Headlines Today Wednesday 7th December 2022

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In my administration ASUU won’t strike —Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Tuesday said that Academic Staff Union of Universities won’t go on strike if he becomes the next president of the country. Obi speaking at a state rally in Owerri, Imo State, said that his administration would dialogue with ASUU leadership to ensure that universities won’t
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Fund diversion: ICPC detains music star, D’banj

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has arrested and detained Afro Pop maestro, Oladapo Oyebanji popularly known as D’banj, over alleged fund diversion of millions of N-Power funds in collaboration with some government officials The PUNCH reports. He is currently detained at the ICPC Headquarters, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Premium Times had
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China loosens strict COVID restrictions

China announced Wednesday a nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions following protests against the hardline strategy that grew into calls for greater political freedoms. Anger over China’s zero-Covid policy, which involved mass lockdowns, constant testing and quarantines even for people who are not infected, stoked unrest not seen since the 1989 pro-democracy protests. Under the new
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Samuel Eto’o apologises for attacking man at W’Cup

The President of the Cameroon Football Federation, Samuel Eto’o, has apologised for physically assaulting a man at the World Cup on Monday. In a statement on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Eto’o said he was provoked by a fan who was “probably” an Algeria supporter as part of an ongoing harassment following Cameroon’s qualifying win
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2023: BVAS to curtail rigging, electoral malpractices – Igini

A former Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa-Ibom State of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mike Igini, said the newly introduced Bimodal Voters Accreditation System would curtail rigging and other forms of electoral manipulations commonly perpetrated by politicians. The former REC made this known during the 2023 election townhall organised by the Abuja leadership centre, a
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Festival: Coach blames medics over boxer Igboanugo’s death

Following the death of boxer Chukwuemeka Igboanugo at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday, a boxing coach has blamed the medical personnel at the venue for their treatment and inaction that could have saved the athlete’s life. Igboanugo, who was representing Imo State, was said to have passed out after
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Imo Assembly Labour Party candidate dies

The Labour Party candidate for Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State House of Assembly, Chukwunonye Irouno, is dead. Irouno, a popular master of ceremony in Owerri and the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs and Entertainment to a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, died on Monday night in his house in Owerri.
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Bribe-seeking policemen raid Lagos community, residents blame DPO

Landlords and residents of Isheri-Idimu in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State have lamented what they described as the arbitrary arrest and assault on people in the community by men of the Idimu Police Division. Officers of the division were also accused of extorting money from motorcycle riders over the failure of their
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Customers, companies panic as CBN slashes withdrawal limits

The Central Bank of Nigeria has imposed fresh cash withdrawal limits on individuals and organisations, which will become effective on January 9, 2023. According to a memo issued by the CBN to banks on Tuesday, individuals will only be able to withdraw N100,000 per week (from over-the-counter, point-of-sale machines or automated teller machines), while organisations
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Six states battle to host 2024 sports festival

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says there are six states who are bidding to host the next National Sports Festival in 2024. Dare stated this after watching a gymnastics competition in the multipurpose indoor sports hall of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba at the ongoing 21st NSF. Dare added that confirmed
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