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Senator Mark mourns Asagba of Asaba, former lawmaker Ojougboh

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Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has commiserated with the government and people of Delta state over the demise of the Asagba of Asaba His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof.) Joseph Chike Edozien and former House of Representatives member Dr. Cairo Ojougboh.

The traditional ruler was said to have joined his ancestors at the age of 100 . He was the 13th Asagba of Asaba Kingdom.

Senator Mark acknowledged the rich pedigree of the late monarch and noted that the Asagba as Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers made peace and unity his cardinal agenda .

The Asagba was conferred with the National Honour of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) in 2003 by then President Olusegun Obasanjo.

He was also Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and had earned numerous awards and honours before his passing.

Senator Mark in a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Mumeh, described the Asagba as a leading icon in the field of Medicine whose sterling leadership and professional dexterity is recognized globally.

Mark acknowledged the outstanding legacies and accomplishments of the foremost traditional ruler saying, “he worked tirelessly for the peace, unity and progress of Delta state till his sunset. His was a unifier”.

Senator Mark also lamented over the sudden death of former House of Representatives member from the Delta State, Dr Cairo Ojougboh.

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Dr Ojougboh was said to have passed away while watching the AFCON semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa. He was said to have developed heart attack and slumped after Nigeria’s second goal was canceled and a penalty awarded in favour of South Africa.

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Lamenting over the incident, Mark stated, “Ojougboh’s demise was shocking and devastating. He was vibrant and full of life”.

The former lawmaker died at the age of 64.

According to Mark, “the sudden passing of such illustrious son of the land is indeed a huge loss not only to the immediate family and the community but to the entire nation .

Senator Mark condoled with the immediate family, government and people of Delta State and Nigerians just as he prayed for the peaceful repose of the souls of the faithful departed.

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Peter Obi should be held responsible for anarchy arising from August 1 hunger protest – Presidency

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Bayo Onanuga, a senior to President Bola Tinubu, has alleged that supporters Mr Peter Obi, former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, are planning mayhem in Nigeria.

Onanuga claimed that the proposed nationwide protests were being planned by Obi’s supporters, whom he described as failed presidential candidate.

According to him, Obi should be held responsible for whatever crisis that would emanate from the action.

In a post on his X handle on Saturday, Onanuga said the proposed protest planners are also the same people who were instigated by the incarcerated IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu to launch the destructive ENDSARS protest in Nigeria in October 2020.

He wrote: “REVEALED: Peter Obi’s supporters are the people planning mayhem in Nigeria: Obi should be held responsible for anarchy

“Don’t be fooled: the malcontents planning to stage nationwide protests are supporters of Peter Obi, the failed presidential candidate of the Labour Party. And he should be held responsible for whatever crisis emanates from the action.

“The protest planners are also the same people who were instigated by IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu to launch the destructive ENDSARS protest in Nigeria in October 2020. ENDSARS began as a genuine protest by youths against the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, notorious for its high-handedness. IPOB members planning to extricate the South East region from Nigeria infiltrated the protest and hijacked it for their own agenda. Lagos still bears the scar of the malicious destruction by IPOB elements until today.

“Two years after ENDSARS, the IPOB and the gullible innocents joined the Labour Party in 2022 to support Peter Obi, a sympathiser of their cause.

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They are the people spreading the hashtags ‘EndBadGovernance’, ‘Tinubu Must Go,’ and ‘Revolution2024’. They are not democrats but anarchists. They are attempting to call out our people via propaganda because their Messiah, Peter Obi, failed to win the Presidency in the 2023 election. As bad losers, they don’t have the patience to wait for another election in 2027; they would rather destabilise Nigeria by staging a civilian coup against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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Two brothers drown in FCT River

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Two brothers, Joshua and Samson, have drowned in a river in Robukya community in Kwali Ward in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.

A relation of the deceased, Musa Abednego, who confirmed the incident to our reporter on Thursday, said it happened on Tuesday around 9am while they were crossing the river.

He said the brothers, Joshua and Samson, were between the ages of nine and 12 and that they were on their way to the farm when the incident happened.

He explained that the victims got drowned following a heavy rainfall which made the river to overflow.

He said, “Their father asked them to hold on after the rain subsided. Unfortunately, they left home to the farm without him knowing.”

Abednego said their corpses were recovered on Wednesday around 4pm through the help of some fishermen, adding they had been buried.

The spokeswoman of the FCT Police Command, SP Josephine Adeh, was yet to speak on the incident.                                              Daily Trust

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CBN intervenes in foreign exchange market

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has started selling foreign exchange on a regular basis through Authorised Dealer Banks and licensed Bureaux De Change (BDCs) as a response to the current fluctuations in the foreign exchange market.

These fluctuations are primarily caused by the demand pressure coming from corporate entities and the seasonal increase typical during the summer period.

By implementing regular sales of foreign exchange, the CBN aims to stabilise the market and ensure smoother transactions for both businesses and individuals involved in foreign exchange activities.

Director, Financial Markets Department of the CBN Dr Omolara Omotunde Duke in a statement on Friday night assured the public of the bank’s commitment to address the demand pressure and stabilize the foreign exchange market.

Highlighting recent transactions, the CBN disclosed that it sold a total sum of US$106,500,000.00 to 29 authorized dealer banks on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19, 2024.

These transactions took place within an exchange rate range of N1,498.00/US$1 to N1,530.00/US$1. Additionally, the CBN purchased US$9,500,000 (Nine Million and Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) from four authorized dealer banks at rates between N1,510.00/US$1 and N1,550.00/US$1. All these transactions are marked for settlement on July 19, 2024.

The Central Bank also stated its commitment to closely monitor compliance with existing trading rules and regulations by authorized dealer banks. This is seen as an effort to promote ethical conduct and ensure stability in the foreign exchange market.

The general public was also advised to direct their foreign exchange demands to their respective banks and BDC operators, adhering to prevailing market regulations.

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With the regular sale of foreign exchange and ongoing monitoring of trading practices, the CBN aims to meet demand pressure, foster stability, and sustain a well-functioning foreign exchange market.

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