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2023: Peter Obi Meets UK Govt Officials + Photos

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, met with the British Minister of State (Development & Africa, Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP.

The former Governor of Anambra State alongside members of his Presidential Campaign Council visited Mitchell in his office in London, the United Kingdom.

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Obi met with the UK minister on Monday afternoon after he presented his policies at Chatham House in London earlier in the day.

The former governor met with Mitchell alongside his running mate, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, and the LP National Chairman, Barrister Julius Abure

Also confirming the meeting with Obi, Mitchell said it was great to learn about the policies of the LP flagbearer, adding that he looks forward to working in partnership with whichever candidate Nigeria elects.

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He wrote on Twitter: “Continuing my meetings with Nigeria’s presidential candidates, I met @PeterObi yesterday. Great to learn about his policies. I look forward to working in partnership with whichever candidate Nigeria elects.”

The former governor of Anambra also met with senior officials of the London Stock Exchange to discuss a strategic financial alliance with the financial institution.

Obi, who also met with the Director, Africa, and South Asia Strategy, London Stock Exchange Group, Ibukun Adebayo, and his team, said the LP would continue to think of Nigeria’s short, medium and long-term national interest goals.

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“I briefly dropped by at the London Stock Exchange yesterday afternoon; I had an exchange of views with senior officials towards a strategic financial alliance with the Exchange. We continue to think of Nigeria’s short, medium and long-term national interest goals.

“It was a pleasure to meet with the Director, Africa, and South Asia Strategy, London Stock Exchange Group, Ibukun Adebayo and his team,” he wrote on Twitter.

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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