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News Summary of February 17, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of February 17, 2024 in Nigeria
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Customs intercepted N19.6 million worth of sex enhancement drugs in Sokoto. The drugs were discovered hidden in a vehicle along the Sokoto-Illela road.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the state government will not accept any variation of contracts by contractors handling government projects in the state.

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has been appointed as the African Union (AU) champion for healthcare financing. This appointment aims to enhance efforts towards universal healthcare coverage in Africa.

The Anambra State Government has accused newspaper vendors in the state of blackmail and providing false information to the public. The government warned against spreading unfounded allegations.

The FCT Police Command announced the arrest of a wanted kidnapper, Abdullahi Adamu, in Abuja. Adamu was allegedly involved in several high-profile kidnappings in the city.

Hoteliers in Imo State, Nigeria, have petitioned Governor Hope Uzodinma over alleged assault and intimidation by security agencies. The hoteliers called for an investigation into the matter.

A man has been sentenced to death by hanging for stabbing his colleague to death in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The judgment was delivered by the High Court in Ado-Ekiti.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has apologized to its consumers for the recent power interruption experienced in some areas. The company stated that the interruption was due to system collapse.

The Urhobo Traditional Council has hailed the judiciary and the media for their role in resolving a land dispute between the Urhobo Kingdom and the Nigerian Army. The council expressed satisfaction with the judgment.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has decried the proliferation of unlicensed private guard companies in the country. The NSCDC called for strict regulation and licensing of such companies.

A beautiful graduate, Miss Chinyere Okoro, has died on her way to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp. Okoro reportedly slumped and died during the journey.

Truck owners in Nigeria have announced their plan to stop lifting petrol from Monday due to several issues affecting their operations. The decision may lead to a scarcity of petroleum products in the country.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen are reportedly in pole position to replace Kylian Mbappé if he leaves the club. Premier League clubs are also interested in signing Osimhen.

Hoteliers in Imo State, Nigeria, have petitioned Governor Hope Uzodinma over an alleged assault and intimidation of a member. They called for justice and protection of their rights.

Park administrators in Lagos have awarded scholarships to 11 leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). This move is aimed at supporting the education of deserving students.

The people of Olomoro community in Delta State, Nigeria, have protested against the police and local hunters over alleged kidnapping activities. They accused the security agents of being involved in the crime.

An organization, Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Governance, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor and regulate the finances of political parties in Nigeria. The organization stressed the need for transparency in party funding.

The Nigerian stock market maintained positive sentiments as the index rose by N329 billion. This increase is attributed to renewed investor confidence and improved market performance.

The European Union (EU) has pledged to invest $40 million in Nigeria's power sector. The investment aims to support the development of renewable energy and improve access to electricity in Nigeria.

The Emir of Keffi, Shehu Chindo Yamusa, has stated that Nigeria's economic predicament is man-made. He emphasized the need for sustainable economic policies and good governance.

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has denied being a sworn enemy of the state's governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Ajayi stated that he has always been loyal to the governor.

Several groups in Abia State, Nigeria, have embarked on a project to convert books into accessible formats for blind persons. The initiative aims to promote inclusivity and provide equal access to education for visually impaired individuals.

Customs officials in Sokoto intercepted sex enhancement drugs worth N19.6 million. The drugs were found hidden in a vehicle along the Sokoto-Illela road.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has called for collaboration between the state government and NGOs to foster national development. He emphasized the role of NGOs in addressing societal challenges.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has forecasted a three-day period of haze and thunderstorms in the country. The agency advised Nigerians to take precautionary measures during the forecasted period.

The Edo State Government has sought the intervention of the Federal Government in the construction of more roads in the state. The government emphasized the need for improved infrastructure to boost economic development.

There was panic in Edo State as thugs disrupted the collation of results during the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in the state. The party members called for calm and the restoration of order.

A writer, Julius Ogunro, discusses the failure of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) and questions whether the planned "reforms" by Bola Tinubu will succeed in addressing Nigeria's economic challenges.

ActionAid Nigeria has called for urgent investment in cottage processing and storage facilities in the country. The organization highlighted the need to support small-scale farmers and strengthen the agricultural value chain.

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, expressed his wish for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to be alive and witness his (Aiyedatiwa's) ascension to the position of governor. He made this statement during a recent political gathering.

The Nigerian government is reportedly considering establishing a price control board to alleviate the hardships faced by the people. Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, has also commented on the issue.

Another aspirant has withdrawn from the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship race in Edo State. The withdrawal comes amid controversies surrounding the primary election.

The Lagos State Government has revealed that it has paid a total of ₦138.1 billion as accrued pension rights to 34,178 retirees over a period of 17 years. The payment is aimed at ensuring the welfare of retired public servants.

The Delta State Internal Revenue Service (DIRS) has strategized to achieve its target of N136 billion in internal revenue. The agency aims to improve revenue generation for the state government.

A writer discusses the failure of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) and questions whether the planned "reforms" by Bola Tinubu will succeed in addressing Nigeria's economic challenges.

A Federal High Court has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to disclose project details in Ondo towns. The court ruling followed a suit filed by a group seeking transparency in the commission's activities.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has apologized to consumers for the recent power interruption experienced in some areas. The interruption was due to a system collapse, according to the company.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has denied allegations of fraud in the e-auction process. The NCS assured the public of transparency and adherence to due process in the auction system.

Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have written to Bola Tinubu, accusing Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of disrespecting the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. They called for Tinubu's intervention in the matter.

The Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has inaugurated the leadership of the state's anti-graft commission. The move is part of efforts to strengthen the fight against corruption in the state.

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