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News Summary of July 28, 2023 in Nigeria

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News Summary of July 28, 2023 in Nigeria
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Leaders of West African countries will meet on Sunday in Abuja, Nigeria, following the coup in Niger. The meeting aims to address the political situation in Niger and discuss ways to restore democratic governance.

The former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, has mourned the death of Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, describing him as a "towering figure" in Abia State politics. Kalu expressed his condolences to the family of Ogbulafor and the people of Abia State.

The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, has vowed to track down the criminals responsible for killing policemen in the Ariaria area of the state. He reassured traders that the government is committed to providing security and ensuring their safety.

Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has commenced flights between Lagos and Lome, Togo. The new route aims to enhance connectivity in West Africa and improve trade relations between Nigeria and Togo.

Security experts have advocated for greater collaboration and information sharing to address the insecurity challenges in Nigeria. They stressed the need for intelligence sharing, joint operations, and technological solutions to combat criminal activities.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced a supplementary polio immunisation campaign in Abuja. The campaign aims to reach children who missed previous immunisations and is being incentivized with indomie noodles for mothers.

A Nigerian chess prodigy, Tanitoluwa Adewumi, is using his talent to bring about social change and promote education in Nigeria. Adewumi, who is based in the United States, has raised funds to support underprivileged children in Nigeria through his chess tournaments.

The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) market lost N111 billion as FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) and bank stocks were offloaded. The market decline is attributed to profit-taking activities by investors.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has issued licenses to 41 private guard companies. The licenses aim to regulate the operations of private security firms and improve the security landscape in the country.

The Eniaponle Foundation has provided a lifeline to teachers at Obokun High School in Osun State following the removal of fuel subsidy. The foundation distributed financial grants to the teachers to cushion the effects of the subsidy removal on their livelihoods.

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Ondo State has commended the ministerial nominee from the state, Hon. Tajudeen Adeyemi Adefisoye, for his contributions to the development of the state. The association praised his commitment to healthcare and urged him to continue his good work.

The Nigerian national basketball team is on the brink of advancing to the next stage of the Olympics after a stunning victory against Australia. The team's impressive performance has garnered attention and support from fans and sports enthusiasts.

Two suspected electric cable thieves were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos. The suspects were caught with stolen electric cables, highlighting the ongoing issue of theft and vandalism of infrastructure in the country.

The Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, Orhue I, and the Olu of Udogun Okpe in Delta State have received condolences from the Otto Peoples Foundation (OPF) following the death of Chief John Obule. The foundation expressed solidarity with the communities and offered support during their time of mourning.

The Director-General of Budget, Ben Akabueze, has revealed that the names of "Japa" doctors who abandoned their duty posts are still on the nominal roll of government hospitals. He emphasized the need to address the issue and ensure that doctors fulfill their responsibilities.

Businessman Richard Ugbosu has called on the government to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in Nigeria. He highlighted the importance of stability, transparency, and favorable policies to attract investments and promote economic growth.

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nwifuru, has appealed for the deployment of more troops to a community affected by communal crisis. He stressed the need for security intervention to restore peace and protect lives and property.

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has ordered Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa to end the sit-at-home protests. Kanu cited concerns about the negative impact on businesses and called for alternative strategies to advance the fight for Biafra's independence.

The Odu'a Investment Company Limited has announced a dividend of N428 million for its stakeholders. The dividend distribution comes amidst socio-economic challenges in the region and aims to reward the company's shareholders.

Ibom Air, a Nigerian airline, has lamented the frequent cases of theft onboard its flights. The airline recently apprehended a laptop thief on a Lagos-Abuja flight and is taking measures to address the issue and ensure the safety of passengers.

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the re-arrest of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo. The PDP member criticized the actions of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and called for due process in handling corruption cases.

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has urged politicians to prepare for ballots rather than resorting to violence in the upcoming elections. He emphasized the importance of peaceful, free, and fair elections in ensuring democratic governance and development.

There are speculations that the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, may reject a ministerial appointment if offered by the federal government. A lawyer has sent a strong message to Umahi, advising him to prioritize the interests of the people and reject any appointment that may distract him from serving his state.

The Niger state TV has declared a general as the leader of the soldiers who staged a coup in the country. The announcement comes amid the political crisis in the country and raises concerns about the military's involvement in governance.

Zagg and Amstel Malta are celebrating the Super Falcons' thrilling victory against Australia. The brands have expressed their support and appreciation for the Nigerian women's national football team's remarkable performance.

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State have called on party members to rally around the ministerial nominee from the state. They emphasized the need for unity and support to ensure effective representation and development in the state.

A photo circulating online, purportedly showing Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa with former Vice Presidential candidate Peter Obi, has been described as a desperate move to tarnish Obi's reputation. Obi-Datti Media, an online media outlet, has condemned the use of the photo for misleading purposes.

The President of Nigeria has presented a list of 28 cabinet ministers for confirmation by the Senate. The nominees will undergo screening and confirmation processes before assuming their respective roles in the cabinet.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has unveiled the chairmen and deputy chairmen of 134 standing committees in the House. The appointments aim to ensure effective legislative oversight and promote accountability and transparency in the House.

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the presidency plans to use "hush money" to settle previous administrations. The coalition expressed concerns about the alleged misuse of public funds and called for transparency and accountability in government.

Bridge Labs, a technology company, has launched an innovative app to tackle education and unemployment crises in Nigeria. The app aims to provide access to quality education and job opportunities for young Nigerians.

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has instituted an annual memorial lecture in honor of the late governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande. The lecture aims to celebrate Jakande's contributions to journalism and good governance and promote excellence in the profession.

There was jubilation as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) rewarded the highest scorer in its examination with a cash prize of N3 million. The reward aims to motivate and recognize outstanding academic performance.

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has commended the government for implementing the organization's suggested ideals on ensuring food security. The LCCI highlighted the importance of policies and initiatives that support agricultural productivity and enhance food self-sufficiency.

The Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has raised concerns about Nigerians using police emergency numbers to obtain online loans. The CP warned against the misuse of emergency lines and emphasized the need to prioritize genuine emergencies.

Businessman and politician Shina Peller has paid a condolence visit to Sunday Igboho in Cotonou following the demise of Igboho's mother. Peller expressed his sympathy and solidarity with Igboho during his difficult time.

There have been intrigues over the ministerial list from President Tinubu, as he reportedly dumped the original nominee from his party, APC, for an opposition member. The development has sparked debates and speculation about the political dynamics within the ruling party.

An expo is set to showcase a diverse range of wellness and lifestyle products in Lagos and Abuja. The event aims to promote health and well-being, as well as provide a platform for businesses in the wellness industry to showcase their products and services.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced a supplementary polio immunisation campaign in Abuja. The campaign aims to reach children who missed previous immunisations and is being incentivized with indomie noodles for mothers.

The newly appointed commissioners in Oyo State have assumed office. The commissioners are expected to contribute to the development of the state and implement policies and programs to improve the lives of the people.

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