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News Summary of February 19, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of February 19, 2024 in Nigeria
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The President of the Bishops' Conference in Nigeria warns that economic reforms in the country are leading to extreme poverty and hardship. He calls for greater efforts to address these issues and improve the lives of the Nigerian people.

A Catholic priest and 15 others have been kidnapped by bandits in the Taraba state of Nigeria. The kidnappings are part of a worrying trend of increasing insecurity in the country.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) issues a warning to asthma patients and others about a three-day dusty haze that will affect the country. People are advised to take precautions to protect their health.

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, congratulates the Uvwie monarch on the 16th anniversary of his coronation and highlights the importance of traditional rulers in maintaining peace and security in the state.

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) holds a day of tributes for the late Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Akeredolu, in Ibadan. The event is attended by several dignitaries who pay their respects to the late governor.

An article discusses the need for economic reforms in Nigeria to steer the country towards stability and prosperity. The author argues that the current hardships faced by Nigerians are a result of mismanagement and corruption.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) raises concerns about the high number of professors and other academic staff who have died in Nigerian universities due to hardship. The union calls for urgent action to address the situation.

The former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, accuses Benue indigenes of inviting herders to destabilize the state. He calls for a peaceful resolution to the conflicts between herders and farmers in the state.

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, gives an ultimatum to illegal settlers at the Abuja Technological Village to vacate the area. He warns that necessary actions will be taken if they fail to comply.

An article argues that Nigeria is on the road to becoming like Haiti, not Venezuela, due to its deteriorating economic and political situation. The author highlights the challenges faced by Nigerians and calls for urgent reforms to prevent further decline.

Serie A club Napoli is reportedly considering potential replacements for Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen. The club is said to be compiling a list of potential targets for the upcoming transfer window.

The Nigerian Police send a warning message to leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) amid fears of social unrest due to rising costs and hardships. The police urge the leaders to maintain peace and order.

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, lauds Ambassador Ismaila Smaila for his recognition by the George House in the United Kingdom. She praises his efforts in promoting Nigeria's image abroad.

An article introduces Wig Wonderland, a new platform offering affordable hair fashion options in Nigeria. The platform aims to provide a wide range of wigs and hair extensions at affordable prices.

NiMet forecasts a three-day period of haziness and cloudiness across Nigeria. The agency advises people to take precautions and stay updated on weather conditions.

A report warns that rising costs and hardships in Nigeria could lead to social unrest. The African Development Bank (AfDB) urges the government to take swift action to address the challenges and ensure stability.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, visits Qatar and highlights the tourism potential of Abuja. He underscores the efforts to attract foreign investments and promote Abuja as a tourist destination.

The Nigerian currency, the naira, hits record lows against international currencies and the stock market experiences a decline. This is attributed to high inflation and economic challenges in the country.

Women in Energy will lead conversations on breaking barriers at the Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES) in 2024. The event aims to promote gender equality and empower women in the energy sector.

The Nigerian government responds to calls for the resignation of Bola Tinubu, a prominent politician, over the country's hardships. The government rejects the demands and defends Tinubu's contributions to Nigeria's development.

NiMet forecasts haziness and cloudiness nationwide for a three-day period starting from today. The agency advises people to take precautions and stay updated on weather conditions.

Protesters in Ibadan rally against the rising cost of living in Nigeria and send a strong message to Bola Tinubu, a prominent politician. They call for urgent action to address the economic challenges faced by Nigerians.

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, visits victims of a rainstorm in Ita-Ogbolu and pledges assistance. He assures the affected community that the government will support them in rebuilding and recovering from the damages.

A Moroccan national is recognized among the 100 most influential young Africans by the Pan-African Youth Leadership Foundation. The foundation highlights her achievements and impact in her respective field.

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) initiates a clampdown on the hoarding and smuggling of agricultural products. The agency aims to ensure food security and protect farmers from unfair trade practices.

A Nigerian chef is arrested in Abuja for allegedly masterminding the kidnapping of his boss's 12-year-old son. The chef is accused of planning the abduction in order to extort a ransom from the boy's family.

A political activist, Sunny Onuesoke, expresses anger over the increase in cement prices in Nigeria and urges builders to suspend their projects. He calls for government intervention to address the issue.

The Kaduna State government launches a mandatory Hajj education program for intending pilgrims. The program aims to provide pilgrims with the necessary knowledge and guidance for a successful Hajj experience.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) threatens to disconnect the Presidential Villa, National Assembly, Ministry of Finance, and others over a N47.1 billion electricity debt. The company releases a full list of debtors.

The Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) unveils strategic initiatives for 2024. The association aims to promote the development of the Nigerian gas sector and work towards sustainable growth.

An article discusses the reasons behind Nigeria's currency falling to a record low and the surge in inflation. It highlights factors such as government policies, corruption, and the decline in oil prices.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) reportedly vows to disconnect Nigeria's presidential villa over a N923 million debt. The company issues a warning to the villa over non-payment.

A tragedy occurs at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) as a 9-year-old lion kills a staff member. The incident raises concerns about the safety protocols and management of the university's zoo.

The Debt Management Office (DMO) announces plans to sell N2.5 trillion worth of Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) bonds in an auction. The bonds are aimed at raising funds for the government's financing needs.

The Ogun State government seeks the support of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in ensuring the prompt issuance of passports for Hajj pilgrims. The government aims to streamline the passport issuance process and facilitate the travel of pilgrims.

The Governor of Taraba State, Darius Dickson Ishaku, takes a firm stance against open grazing in order to address conflicts between herders and farmers in the state. He calls for alternative solutions to the grazing challenges.

Delta State Polytechnic is temporarily shut down as armed robbers invade students' hostels. The closure is aimed at ensuring the safety and security of the students.

A group appeals to the Chairman of the Governing Council of Delta State University, Ozoro, not to divide the university community. They call for unity and collaboration to address the challenges facing the institution.

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