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News Summary of August 28, 2023 in Nigeria

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News Summary of August 28, 2023 in Nigeria
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Customs officials at the Kebbi Command intercepted 1080 pieces of donkey skin and 371 parcels of Indian hemp. The items were seized during routine operations at various points within the state.

Pressure groups in Nigeria have petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, urging the arrest and prosecution of Sheikh Durum over his alleged involvement in the coup in Niger. The groups have given a 7-day ultimatum for action to be taken.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has commended the Nigerian Ambassador to Algeria, for his support to Bendel Insurance FC during their CAF Confederation Cup campaign. The governor hailed the ambassador for his commitment to promoting Nigerian sports.

The leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has alleged a plot by a parallel group to attack their national secretariat in Abuja. The NURTW has called on security agencies to investigate the matter and prevent any form of violence.

The junta in Niger is seeking to strengthen its grip on power and prepare for possible regional intervention. They are taking measures to consolidate their control amidst growing calls for a return to civilian rule.

There is a debate over the need for Hannatu Musawa, a nominee for ministerial role, to present her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate. A constitutional lawyer argues that the Constitution only requires NYSC certificates for elected positions, not appointments.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged contractors to return to their project sites and complete their work. The governor stressed the importance of timely project delivery to enhance the development of the state.

Malnutrition has become a significant public health challenge in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. A committee set up by the state government is working to address the issue and improve the well-being of its citizens.

The Ijaw National Congress (INC) has called on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a prominent political figure in Nigeria, to focus on the country's internal security challenges rather than eyeing the presidency. The INC believes the nation needs effective security strategies to address current issues.

Five security guards of a Winners Chapel church have been apprehended for theft. The police have reacted to the incident and urged religious organizations to ensure proper background checks are conducted on their employees.

A former militant leader, Asari Dokubo, visited the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, in Abuja. Photos of their meeting have emerged, sparking reactions from netizens.

A video showing children fighting over leftover food has gone viral on social media, attracting mixed reactions from netizens. The incident has sparked discussions about poverty and hunger in Nigeria.

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has advised the Nigerian government not to depend solely on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to fix the country's economy. He emphasized the need for the government to explore alternative strategies.

An ally of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has predicted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will spend a limited time in power before vacating the presidency. The ally believes the APC is losing popularity and will face challenges in the upcoming elections.

The Nigeria Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) has called for entries for the 96th Oscars. Nigerian filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films for consideration in various categories.

As part of the 32nd-anniversary celebration of Abia State, a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Stanley Adighije, has called on diasporans to ensure technology transfer to the state. He believes this will contribute to the development of the state.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized drugs-laden containers worth N550 million from India at the Tin-Can Port in Lagos. The seizure is part of the NCS's efforts to curb the influx of illicit drugs into the country.

The Presidency has stated that Bola Tinubu, a political leader in Nigeria, is not afraid to fire anyone who underperforms. This was in response to comments made by Governors Nyesom Wike, Dave Umahi, and others about Tinubu's alleged silent approach to governance.

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, will unveil a $2.1 billion project pipeline during the inaugural Investment Roundtable in Enugu. The event aims to attract local and foreign investors to the state and stimulate economic growth.

Bola Tinubu has issued a directive regarding the traveling delegation to the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York. The directive outlines the composition and functions of the delegation.

A Nigerian think tank, the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), is calling on Nigerians to embrace locally made products every day as a way to boost cultural confidence. The institute believes "Made in Nigeria" products can compete globally.

The junta in Niger is taking measures to strengthen its grip on power and prepare for possible regional intervention. They aim to consolidate control amidst growing calls for a return to civilian rule.

The Lagos State Government has arraigned ten employees of Capital Oil at a Magistrate Court for obstructing the arrest of street traders. The court proceedings are part of efforts to ensure orderliness and compliance with trading regulations.

The Kogi State Government has created a 32-year development plan to project the state's developmental aspirations. Governor Yahaya Bello stated that the plan would enable sustainable development and transform the state.

The Labour Party has accused the Imo State Governor of being behind the recent attack on the party's secretariat. The party has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, urging an investigation into the matter.

The Nigerian Finance Minister announced that the country will focus on encouraging investments rather than relying solely on borrowing. The government aims to attract both local and foreign investors to drive economic growth.

The junta in Niger is seeking to consolidate its power and prepare for potential regional intervention. They are taking steps to solidify control amid calls for a return to civilian rule.

There is an alarm in Nigeria over the potential opening of the floodgates of the Lagdo Dam. Authorities have issued warnings and urged residents to take precautions as heavy rainfall increases the risk of flooding.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has appointed Yahaya Ismail as Commissioner for Special Duties. The governor believes the new commissioner will contribute to improving the state's governance and service delivery.

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has declared his loyalty to Governor Godwin Obaseki. He stated that Obaseki is his elder brother, and they are committed to the development of the state.

The Ogun State Government has disbursed N5.233 billion to 20 local government areas (LGAs) in the state. The funds are aimed at enhancing infrastructure development and improving the welfare of residents.

Enugu State is celebrating its 32nd anniversary, and the Commissioner for Investment, Culture, and Tourism, Obi Kama, has promised to realize the dreams of the state's founding fathers. He highlighted the government's commitment to development in various sectors.

The Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) defends the N25,000 replacement fee for faded number plates, stating that it is justifiable. The fee covers the cost of producing and affixing new number plates.

Shehu Sani, a former senator, taunts Governor David Umahi over the alleged holding of both a Senate seat and ministerial seat by Bola Tinubu. Sani questions the legitimacy of such actions.

The junta in Niger is taking measures to strengthen its hold on power and prepare for potential regional intervention. They aim to solidify control amidst calls for a return to civilian rule.

Timi Frank, a Nigerian politician and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), condemns the alleged sham election in Zimbabwe. He calls for fairness and transparency in the electoral process.

The Oyo State government has responded to allegations that Governor Seyi Makinde is sharing rice and maize from the Federal Government's N5 billion palliative. The government clarified that the distribution is being carried out in a transparent manner to reach the intended beneficiaries.

A South African national has been apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for attempting to export methamphetamine via Abuja. The suspect was caught during routine checks at the airport.

A Nigerian Army General has reunited with his first Sergeant Major after many years. Heartwarming photos of their reunion have emerged, symbolizing the bond between military personnel.

The National Youth Parliament (NYP) has advocated for the upgrade of the curriculum in technical schools in Nigeria. They believe this will equip youths with relevant skills and improve employability.

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