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News Summary of February 8, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of February 8, 2024 in Nigeria
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Nigerian women farmers are protesting their exclusion from agricultural interventions in the country. They are calling for more support and opportunities in the agriculture sector, as they play a vital role in ensuring food security in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Customs Service has launched a trade facilitation platform aimed at improving efficiency in customs operations. The platform will enable traders to submit declarations and process payments online, reducing the need for physical interaction.

Nigeria's national football team has reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations after a difficult victory over South Africa. The match ended in a 2-2 draw, and Nigeria won 4-3 on penalties.

MultiChoice, the parent company of DStv and GOtv, will pay $37.3 million to the Nigerian tax authorities. The payment is part of an agreement to resolve tax disputes and ensure compliance with Nigerian tax laws.

Air Quality Solutions (AQS) has reiterated its adherence to the European Union's requirements for exports. AQS, a Nigerian company, has invested in state-of-the-art technology to ensure the quality and safety of its agricultural products for international markets.

Two religious leaders who were kidnapped in Plateau State, Nigeria, have been released. The Nigerian government continues to face challenges in addressing the security situation in the country.

The office of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State has been sealed by security forces. The reasons for the closure are unclear, but it is suspected to be politically motivated.

False foreign exchange claims could have a negative impact on the Nigerian economy. The discovery of these claims highlights the need for stricter regulations and monitoring of financial transactions in the country.

Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is partnering with the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) to provide identification cards for sweepers. This initiative aims to improve the welfare and recognition of sanitation workers in the state.

Nigeria's national football team has defeated South Africa to reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. The match ended in a 2-2 draw, and Nigeria won 4-3 on penalties.

The rescued pupils and teachers who were abducted in Nigeria are expected to reunite with their families this week. The Nigerian government continues to work towards ensuring the safety and security of its citizens.

Bendel Insurance Football Club has declared Vincent Augustus, one of its players, absent without official leave (AWOL). The club has called for disciplinary action to be taken against the player.

The selection process for a delegated manager for the zoo in Aïn Sebaâ, Casablanca, has been launched. This initiative aims to improve the management and conservation of the zoo and its animal inhabitants.

The trial of a senior counter-terrorism official accused of leaking data to Morocco has begun in the Netherlands. The official is facing charges of breaching data protection laws and compromising national security.

Governor Otti of Abia State has flagged off a road project and warned contractors against using substandard materials. The project aims to improve the infrastructure and connectivity of the state.

Nigerians are celebrating the national football team's tense victory over South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations. The team's performance has received praise from fans and supporters.

The Nigerian government has stated its commitment to opening reserves to address the rising cost of food. This move aims to ensure food security and affordability for Nigerians.

West African states that faced attempted coups are hurrying to leave the regional bloc that opposed the military takeovers. The countries of Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali have decided to withdraw from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

A journalist from Ghana has accused a Parliamentarian and supporters from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of physically assaulting him. The journalist claims to have been punched and kicked during a political event.

President Tinubu has launched the construction of a housing project called Renewed Hope City in Abuja. The project aims to provide affordable housing units and contribute to the development of the city.

Mali has stated that it is not bound by the one-year deadline to leave ECOWAS. The country's decision to stay in the regional bloc comes amid ongoing political and security challenges.

The Delta State Police Commissioner has resumed duty and vowed to smoke out criminals in the state. The commissioner is taking steps to improve the security situation and protect the lives and property of residents.

After recent coups, several troubled West African states are testing the fractured regional bloc that opposed military takeovers. These countries are reassessing their involvement in ECOWAS and seeking alternative approaches to address their challenges.

The Moroccan National Railways Office (ONCF) has provided an update on the bidding process for the Marrakech-Agadir high-speed rail project. An official announcement regarding the awarded contract to a Chinese company is yet to be made.

Anambra State in Nigeria has resolved a dispute involving its water corporation. This resolution marks a new era for water supply and management in the state.

Governor Obaseki of Edo State is celebrating the victory of the Super Eagles over South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations. The governor has commended the team's performance and expressed his support for their continued success.

The decision by Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali to leave ECOWAS was considered hasty by the regional bloc. ECOWAS leaders are working to address the concerns of these countries and maintain unity within the organization.

The West African community is being tested by a series of crises, including political instability, security challenges, and economic issues. These crises are putting pressure on the regional bloc and its ability to effectively address the needs of its member states.

Saudi Arabia is set to host the World Defence Exhibition in 2024, and Governor Matawalle is leading a Nigerian delegation to the event. This exhibition will showcase the latest advancements in defense technology and foster international collaborations.

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo North have denied endorsing Idahosa as a candidate ahead of the state's gubernatorial primary election. The party leaders are calling for a transparent and fair selection process.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reassured Nigerians that there will be no increase in petrol prices. This comes after the recent devaluation of the Nigerian currency, which raised concerns about the potential impact on fuel prices.

Governor Oborevwori of Delta State is mourning the passing of Cairo Ojougboh. The governor has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

The production of alcoholic drinks in sachets in Nigeria is attributed to the declining purchasing power of Nigerians. The affordability and accessibility of these sachets have contributed to their popularity despite concerns about their negative effects on public health.

The Nigeria-Côte d'Ivoire final in the African Cup of Nations is an unprecedented match-up. Both teams have demonstrated their skills and determination throughout the tournament.

The House of Representatives has officially welcomed 12 new members, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificates of return to 15 members. This marks the formal inclusion of these individuals in the legislative body.

Nigerians are celebrating the national football team's tense victory over South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations. The team's performance has received praise from fans and supporters.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has stated that it has no plans to raise petrol prices following the devaluation of the Nigerian currency. The NNPC aims to ensure the stability of the fuel market and the affordability of petrol for Nigerians.

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