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    Sports: Drake Wins $2.7m Bet on Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira Fight

    Canadian rapper Drake won a $2.7m bet on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira, according to The Will. Adesanya, who is Nigerian, lost the fight to his Brazilian opponent, Pereira, who knocked him out in the third round. This fight was a rematch between Adesanya and Pereira, with Adesanya previously defeating Pereira in a kickboxing match in 2017. Drake’s win is one of the biggest betting wins in recent times, highlighting the growing interest in sports betting in Nigeria.

    Politics: 13 Things to Know about Late Minister of Justice, Prince Bola Ajibola

    Nigeria’s former Minister of Justice, Prince Bola Ajibola, passed away at the age of 88. Legit NG highlights 13 things to know about the late minister, including his role as the first African judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Ajibola was also the founder of Crescent University, a private university in Nigeria. He served as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Nigeria from 1985 to 1991 during the Ibrahim Babangida administration.

    Politics: Buhari Mourns Ex-AGF Bola Ajibola

    Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences over the death of Prince Bola Ajibola. The Peoples Gazette reports that Buhari described Ajibola as an “exceptional personality, an accomplished lawyer and diplomat, and a foremost patriot.” The president also extended his condolences to Ajibola’s family and friends, noting that the late minister had made significant contributions to Nigeria’s development.

    Politics: Ogun Governorship Election: Details of Adebutu Petition to Tribunal

    The News Nigeria reports that Ladi Adebutu, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has filed a petition at the Election Petitions Tribunal challenging the outcome of the Ogun State governorship election. Adebutu alleges that the election was rigged in favor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dapo Abiodun. Abiodun was declared the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2019. The case is currently ongoing.

    Crime: Drugs & Alcohol Africa

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Nigeria has arrested a Surinamese national with 9.9kg of cocaine concealed in condoms. The Punch reports that the suspect was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos while attempting to board a flight to Europe. The NDLEA has been working to clamp down on drug trafficking in Nigeria, with a focus on international airports and border towns.

    Education: JAMB Announces New Dates for 2023 UTME, Mock Exams

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced new dates for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and mock exams. According to the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, the mock exams will hold on January 14, 2023, while the UTME exams will hold between January 21 and February 4, 2023. JAMB also announced that the sale of forms for the exams will commence on September 8 and end on October 31, 2022.

    Religion: Joy as Owo Catholic Church Reopens After Terror Attack

    Members of the Owo Catholic Church in Ondo State, Nigeria, were filled with joy as the church reopened its doors after a terrorist attack. The church was attacked by gunmen who killed one worshipper and abducted two others in February 2022. However, the church has been renovated and reopened for worshippers to resume their services, as reported by The Nation. The church’s reopening has brought relief to the community, and it is hoped that security measures will be put in place to prevent future attacks.

    Finance: PenCom Warns Retirees Against Alleged Illicit Activities of ASSOPEP

    The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has warned retirees against the alleged illicit activities of the Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Pensioners (ASSOPEP), according to The Nigerian Guardian. PenCom accuses ASSOPEP of using fake documents to claim pension benefits and engaging in other fraudulent activities. The commission advises retirees to be cautious and report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities.

    Finance: FRSC Returns N27.1m Recovered in Accident Scene to Victim’s Family

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has returned N27.1m recovered in an accident scene to the victim’s family, as reported by The Nigerian Guardian. The accident occurred along the Osogbo-Ikirun expressway in Osun State, Nigeria, in March 2022. The victim, a businessman, was traveling with the money in his car when the accident happened. The FRSC rescued the money from the scene and handed it over to the victim’s family. This act has been commended as a display of honesty and integrity by the FRSC. In conclusion, the past week has been eventful in Nigeria, with stories ranging from politics to sports, education, religion, and finance. The death of Prince Bola Ajibola, a former Minister of Justice, has generated condolences from President Muhammadu Buhari and media outlets. Ladi Adebutu’s petition at the Election Petitions Tribunal challenging the outcome of the Ogun State governorship election has raised questions about the credibility of elections in Nigeria.

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