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10 things you should be aware of this morning, Friday

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Happy morning! The summary from Nigerian Newspapers for today is as follows:

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1. Senior officers who are superior to the newly appointed service chiefs have until Monday to voluntarily retire from the military, according to Defence Headquarters. The memo, dated June 26, was signed by Maj Gen Y. Yahaya on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff and contained the directive.

2. According to President Bola Tinubu, the road to the presidency was not straightforward. He added that in order to overcome obstacles like the Central Bank of Nigeria’s cashless policy and the redesign of the naira, he had to channel the spirit of “Baba Emilokan.” The President gave a speech at Oba Sikiru Adetona’s palace in Ijebu-Ode during what he dubbed a “thank you visit” to the monarch.

3. Since May 31, 2023, when the plan was formally introduced, the Federal Government has already saved approximately N400 billion by eliminating the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, also known as gasoline, oil marketers reported on Thursday.

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4. The Nigerian Communications Commission is expected to order telecommunication companies to assist clients who arrive at any customer service center in the nation within 30 minutes. ‘Draft Quality of Service Business Rules,’ a recent document posted to the commission’s website, served as the basis for this.

5. On Thursday, a disaster near the Ovia Bridge on the Edo State end of the Benin-Lagos Expressway claimed the lives of no fewer than 11 passengers and injured another eight. According to reports, a Toyota Hiace 18-seater bus and a vehicle owned by the Dangote firm were both involved in the collision, which happened at around 11 am.

6. According to the All Progressives Congress of Ondo State, it is seeking to detain those spreading death rumors about Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is ill. Ade Adetimehin, the chairman of the APC in Ondo State, stated that the party was troubled by a number of false reports that the governor had passed away.

7. Former President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, refuted a social media post yesterday that said Buhari requested that former government officials not be subject to investigations during a meeting with his successor, President Bola Tinubu. This was said in a statement by Mallam Shehu headlined “What Buhari didn’t say to President Tinubu.”

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8. On Tuesday, a tip-off led to the alleged arrest of three suspected kidnappers who were terrorizing the Ogugu community in Olamaboro LGA of Kogi State. According to a source named Mr. John Adams, the suspects, who are thought to be herders, had some of their gang members staying in Otukpa in the state of Benue.

9. Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, has urged Nigeria’s leaders at all levels to set an example for others to follow. The call was made in response to Nigerians’ displeasure over Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s lengthy motorcade during a recent visit to Lagos State.

10. The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has cautioned that if the power distribution firms execute the proposed increase in electricity cost, more multinational corporations may be forced to move their factories outside of Nigeria. Francis Meshioye, the president of MAN, issued the warning while addressing reporters, noting that a number of foreign manufacturing companies had already left the nation.

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