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Today's Headlines: Elon Musk hires new Twitter CEO; Gunmen kill politician, son in Plateau

Elon Musk hires new Twitter CEO

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Elon Musk, on Thursday, said that he has hired a new Chief Executive Officer to replace him as the Twitter boss and its newly named X Corporation parent.

He revealed this on his official Twitter handle on Thursday night, adding that the new CEO would resume in about six weeks.

Excited to announce that I’ve hired a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will be starting in ~6 weeks! My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops,’ he tweeted.

Users of the platform had in December 2022 voted to oust owner Musk as the CEO in an unscientific poll he organised and promised to honour, just weeks after he took charge of the social media giant.

Gunmen kill politician, son in Plateau

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Gunmen have attacked Bureh village in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed two persons.

Residents told The PUNCH in Jos on Thursday that the deceased included a political office seeker identified as John Mai Kyau and his son.

It was learnt that during the attack which occurred on Wednesday night, the gunmen also inflicted injuries on Mai Kyau’s wife who was rushed to a hospital in Mangu where she is currently receiving treatment.

A resident of Bureh Community, Salisu Maikudi, who confirmed the attack said the victims were buried on Thursday afternoon.

FG adopts new automotive industry development plan

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The Federal Government has approved for implementation, the first-ever Nigeria investment policy, while adopting a new National Automotive Industry Development Plan that will span through 2023 to 2033.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, said this in a statement by Mrs Oluwakemi Ogunmakinwa, Deputy Director of Information at the ministry.

Adebayo said both the national investment policy and the automotive industry development plan were given the necessary approval at the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday.

He explained that trade and industry moguls over time agreed that there was a need to have an investment policy which would give confidence to investors in the country.

Tinubu, Atiku, Obi begin tribunal fireworks over live broadcast

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At the Presidential Election Petitions Court began its sitting on Monday, ESTHER BLACKSON writes that opposition parties’ demand for a live broadcast of the court proceedings will mark the first legal battle.

One of the issues that the Presidential Election Petitions Court will first attend to is the demand by the opposition parties for a live broadcast of its proceedings.

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, in the suits they filed against the victory of the All Progressive Congress standard bearer, Bola Tinubu, demanded the live broadcast.

Currently, four political parties are contesting the victory of Tinubu in the 2023 general elections.

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