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Latest News In Nigeria, July 2, 2022: Top 10 Headlines For Saturday

Welcome to AllNews morning roundup of the top 10 latest Nigerian news today, Saturday, July 2, 2022.

Chibok Girl Rescued By Military Troops In Borno

A Chibok girl identified as Ruth Bitrus has reportedly been rescued by troops of 21 Army Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State.

Ruth escaped from Boko Haram captivity in Sambisa forest with her child eight years after she and others were abducted from their school in Chibok town, Borno State on April 14, 2014. Read more here.

Fiyin Gambo’s ‘The Blood Covenant’ Trends On Amazon Prime Video

Inkblot Production and Filmone Entertainment’s movie ‘The Blood Covenant’ has hit a record-worthy milestone on Amazon Prime Video.

The drama recently rose to the ranks of the most-watched film in Nigeria days after launching on the streaming platform. Read more here.

Ekweremadu: Immigration, Banks Ordered By Court To Release Ukpo's Details

The Immigration Service and three banks have been ordered by a Federal High Court in Abuja to immediately release the details of David Ukpo to detained Senator Ike Ekweremadu to defend himself in the United Kingdom.

Ukpo is the young man at the centre of the organ harvesting case and the court order was given on Friday by Justice Inyang Ekwo while delivering judgment in the suit instituted by Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice. Read more here.

Wike Did Not Visit Tinubu In France — Waziri

A member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Maina Waziri, has denied reports that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, met with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in France.

Since the selection of the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa on June 16 by the Presidential Candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, there has been an uneasy calm in the leading opposition party, with speculations that Wike could be the best option for the APC. Read more here.

Old Students Should Rescue Schools — MAPOLY Alumni Association

Dr. Femi Adefila, the Chairman, Planning Committee of the 30th Graduation Anniversary of the 1992 set of the Association of Mass Communication Graduates of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, (MAPOLY)Abeokuta, Ogun State, Dr. has reiterated the importance of the roles of old students in the development of their alma mater. 

Adefila, who is also the Founder of RAVE FM in Osogbo, Osun State, in a statement, said that with the precarious situation of schools in the country, alumni associations could salvage learning institutions and become their pillars. Read more here.

Heirs Insurance Sponsors Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund 

A donor collaboratively working to transform stereotypical narratives of Africa, Africa No Filter has launched the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund of 30,000 dollars for journalists and artists sponsored by Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life Assurance 

According to a statement by Heirs Insurance, the project was named after Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings. Read more here.

D'Tigers Suffer Defeat To Cape Verde In 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

Nigerian senior male national basketball team D’Tigers stand-in head coach, Alan Major, says the team must take care of the ball when they face Mali in their next game on Saturday.

D'Tigers lost 70-79 points to Cape Verde on Friday at the ongoing 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers. Read more here.

Google Upskills Alternative Young Creators

Google on Thursday said it has hosted a two-day residency similar to a Bootcamp Programme in Nairobi to upskill and celebrate young creators identified as Alternative and Non-mainstream.

The contrast to mainstream mass media, alternative media tend to be “non-commercial projects that advocate the interests of those excluded from the mainstream”. Read more here.

NCDMB, IOCs Partner To Develop Oil, Gas Parks

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) says major International Oil Companies (IOCs) have made significant investments in support of the ongoing development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Parks Scheme.

A statement posted on the NCDMB’s website on Friday said the board’s Executive Secretary, Simbi Wabote, made this known at the Nigerian Content Sensitisation Programme for Law Enforcement Agencies in Yenogoa, Bayelsa. Read more here.

Dutch Central Bank Apologises For Links To Slave Trade

The Dutch central bank chief, Klaas Knot has apologised for the institution’s involvement in the 19th-century slave trade.

This is the latest expression of contrition in the Netherlands linked to the country’s historic role in the trade in enslaved people. Read more here.

These are the Latest News in Nigeria headlines this morning. Visit our website www.allnews.ng for more latest news in Nigeria and worldwide.

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