Nigeria Awards Contracts to Capture and Monetize Flared Gas+30

Nigeria has awarded contracts to 42 companies to capture and monetize gas that is released as a byproduct of oil production. The country aims to reduce gas flaring, which costs it approximately $1 billion in lost revenue each year. The successful bidders will develop 49 sites in the oil-producing Niger Delta. Gas flares pose health hazards to communities and contribute to global warming. This move highlights Nigeria's commitment to addressing environmental concerns while harnessing its energy resources for economic growth.

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ACSONET Urges Anambra Governor to Distribute Palliatives to Cushion Effects of Fuel Subsidy Removal+30

The Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET) has called on Governor Charles Soludo to immediately start distributing the palliatives provided by the federal government to help alleviate the effects of fuel subsidy removal. ACSONET has expressed concern over the suffering faced by the citizens in the state due to the increase in prices of essential commodities and transportation. While acknowledging the efforts made by the government, the group emphasized the need for additional intervention mechanisms to address the hardships faced by Nigerians.

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Cross River State Imposes Curfew After Deadly Clashes+30

Cross River State Governor, Bassey Otu, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on four communities in Yala Local Government Area after deadly clashes resulted in the loss of lives and destruction of properties. The curfew aims to restore normalcy and allow security agencies to address the situation. The governor also urged traditional rulers to restore peace and friendship, holding them accountable for any further breakdown of law and order. The affected communities are urged to adhere strictly to the curfew and embrace peace.

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Minister Vows to Address Garnishee Order Against FCTA and Enhance Accountability+30

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has expressed his determination to investigate the recent garnishee order of over $600 million against the FCTA. He pledged to ensure that such occurrences do not happen again while emphasizing the need for transparency and accountability in his administration. The minister also urged the newly sworn-in mandate secretaries to work together, communicate, and support each other to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

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Ibom Air's Focus on African Expansion and Fleet Expansion Drive+30

Ibom Air, a Nigerian airline, has revealed its intention to focus on expanding its operations within Africa. The Chief Operating Officer, George Uriesi, explained that entering into unhealthy competition with big airlines in other countries would not be financially viable. Instead, the airline aims to build a secure and service-focused brand within the African region. Uriesi also highlighted the milestone achievements of Ibom Air, including reaching 2.5 million passengers and obtaining the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Certification.

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Nigeria: Tribunal Upholds PDP Senator's Election for Enugu West District+30

The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal has ruled in favor of Osita Ngwu of the Peoples Democratic Party, upholding his election as the senator for Enugu West District. The tribunal dismissed the challenge brought by Oguerinwa Amadi of the Labour Party, citing errors in presenting the case. Ngwu's victory has been affirmed and the petitioner failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove their allegations beyond reasonable doubt.

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Election of Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency Representative Nullified by Tribunal+30

The national assembly elections petitions tribunal in Jos, Plateau state, has nullified the election of Dachung Bagos, a two-term member of the House of Representatives representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency. The tribunal ruled that Bagos was not validly nominated by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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LASBCA Takes Measures to Prevent Building Collapse in Lagos Island and Mushin+30

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has initiated partial demolition measures on several structurally compromised high-rise buildings in Lagos Island and the Mushin region. The move aims to prevent potential building collapses that could endanger lives and property. LASBCA has taken action promptly, issuing statutory notifications and prioritizing the immediate evacuation of residents from severely distressed structures to avert potential disasters.

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NCC Sensitisation Program: Protecting Yourself from Electronic Fraud+30

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) is actively conducting a sensitisation program across the country to educate individuals about the dangers of electronic fraud. The program aims to empower Nigerians with the necessary knowledge and information to protect themselves from falling victim to scams and online fraud. The NCC emphasizes the importance of safeguarding personal information and not trusting anyone with sensitive details, such as ATM card details and PIN numbers. By spreading awareness and promoting online security, the NCC hopes to prevent citizens from becoming victims of electronic fraud.

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Nyesom Wike Flags Off Rehabilitation of 135 Roads in Abuja+30

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has launched the rehabilitation of 135 roads in Abuja. The project aims to improve the road network in Garki, Gwarimpa, Wuse, and Maitama Districts. Contractors have been given a six-month deadline to complete the task. This initiative is in line with President Bola Tinubu's "Renewed Hope Agenda" for infrastructure development.

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Nigerian Navy Warns Against Fraudulent Recruitment Advertisements+30

The Nigerian Navy has sounded the alarm on fraudulent recruitment advertisements for its Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) program circulating online. The high command has urged Nigerians to disregard these false enlistment opportunities and emphasized the importance of verifying information from official sources to avoid falling victim to online scams. This latest development highlights the need for increased digital literacy and skepticism, even when it comes to sensitive matters like employment opportunities.

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Lagos State Partially Demolishes Distressed High-Rise Buildings to Prevent Collapse+30

In a bid to prevent potential building collapses, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has embarked on a partial demolition exercise in certain high-rise structures on Lagos Island and Mushin axis. The agency, led by Mr Olaopa Olusoji, Director of Enforcement, identified distressed buildings and urged residents to evacuate immediately. The move aims to protect lives and prevent calamities resulting from dilapidated structures. Some traders and occupants expressed mixed feelings about the demolition, while others acknowledged the importance of early intervention to safeguard lives.

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Ekiti State First Lady Distributes School Materials to Indigent Pupils+30

The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, has distributed school materials to 400 indigent pupils from the 16 local government areas of the state. The initiative is part of her Education Empowerment Programme aimed at supporting vulnerable children. Mrs. Oyebanji reiterated her commitment to alleviating the suffering of vulnerable people in the state and called on individuals and organizations to support her project.

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Labour Party's Thaddeus Attah Loses Election: Tribunal Orders Supplementary Election+30

The Federal House of Representatives election for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency has been cancelled by the parliamentary election petition tribunal in Lagos State. A supplementary election has been ordered to be conducted in 32 polling units within the constituency. The ruling came after petitions were submitted by Banky W of the PDP and Babajide Obanikoro of the APC, claiming that the election did not occur in several polling units. This decision marks a setback for Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party who had initially been declared the winner by INEC.

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Minister warns contractors against contract variations for road rehabilitation in Abuja+30

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has warned contractors handling the rehabilitation of 135 roads in Abuja against contract variations. Wike emphasized that variations would not be accepted in the projects and assured the contractors of timely payment to facilitate completion within the agreed timeframe.

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