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News Summary of September 1, 2023 in Nigeria

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News Summary of September 1, 2023 in Nigeria
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EEDC explains reason behind power outage in Awka, Anambra

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has explained the reason behind the recent power outage experienced in Awka, Anambra State. According to the spokesperson of the company, power supply to the affected areas was disrupted due to a fault on one of its 11kV feeders. EEDC assured the residents that efforts were being made to rectify the fault and restore power to the affected areas.

Alaafin Stool: Ìsẹse Assembly Charges Makinde, Kingmakers On Credible Candidate

The Ìsẹsẹ Assembly, a body of traditional religion practitioners in Yorubaland, has called on Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and the kingmakers to choose a credible candidate for the vacant Alaafin stool. The call was made at a ceremony held to celebrate the 2021 World Ifá Day. The Ìsẹsẹ Assembly emphasized the need for a credible candidate who possesses the required spiritual and moral qualities to occupy the revered Alaafin throne.

Saving Abuja from Wike, Really? - Azu Ishiekwene

Azu Ishiekwene, a Nigerian journalist, analyzes the recent controversy over the alleged plot by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to "save" Abuja. Ishiekwene questions the rationale behind such a plot, pointing out that Abuja, as the capital of Nigeria, has enough resources to function effectively. He argues that rather than trying to "save" Abuja, Wike should focus on addressing the developmental challenges in his own state.

Nigeria's main labour union to strike next week over rising cost of living

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the country's main labour union, has announced plans to embark on a nationwide strike next week to protest against the rising cost of living. The NLC cited the removal of fuel subsidy and increasing inflation as some of the factors contributing to the unbearable economic conditions faced by Nigerians. The strike is expected to disrupt various sectors of the economy.

Imo Guber: Redeem Yourself, PDP Flag-Bearer Tells INEC

The flag-bearer of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to redeem its image by conducting a free and fair election. Ihedioha expressed concerns over the possibility of electoral malpractices and called on the electoral body to ensure a level playing field for all candidates.

Enugu Takes Bold Step To $30bn Economy With Investment Roundtable

The Enugu State government has taken a bold step towards achieving a $30 billion economy by organizing an investment roundtable. The roundtable, which was attended by various stakeholders, aimed to attract local and foreign investment to the state. The state government emphasized the need for collaboration between the public and private sectors to drive economic growth and development.

PDP crisis gets messier as Dele Momodu launches fresh attack on Wike

The crisis within the People's Democratic Party (PDP) continues to deepen as Dele Momodu, a renowned Nigerian journalist, launches a fresh attack on Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. Momodu accuses Wike of using his influence to hijack the PDP and making unilateral decisions without consulting other party leaders. He calls for unity within the party and advises Wike to desist from actions that could further escalate the crisis.

Breaking: AMAC begins implementation of Park and Pay Policy, motorists to pay N100 per hour - Blueprint Newspapers Limited

The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has commenced the implementation of its Park and Pay Policy, which requires motorists to pay a fee of N100 per hour for parking within the council's jurisdiction. The move is aimed at reducing traffic congestion and ensuring orderliness in parking spaces. The AMAC emphasized that the policy was implemented after due consultations with stakeholders.

UPDATE 1-Nigerian unions plan warning strike next week over cost of living

Nigerian unions, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), are planning a warning strike to protest the rising cost of living in the country. The unions have expressed concerns over the removal of fuel subsidy and the impact it has on the cost of goods and services. The warning strike is expected to last for two days.

RSG Ready To Manage Flood-Related Health Issues-Commissioner - :::...The Tide News Online:::...

The Rivers State government has assured residents of its readiness to tackle health issues related to flooding. The Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike, stated that the state government has put measures in place to mitigate the health risks associated with flooding, such as the outbreak of waterborne diseases. He called on residents to cooperate with the government in order to prevent further health hazards.

Aviation Minister Sets Up Committee To Boost Revenue Generation For FAAN

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has established a committee to develop strategies for boosting revenue generation for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The committee, comprising relevant stakeholders, will identify opportunities to diversify FAAN's revenue sources and enhance its financial sustainability. The move is aimed at reducing the agency's dependence on aeronautical charges and improving its service delivery.

Nigeria Police Raid Same-Sex Wedding - Dozens Arrested - South Africa Today - Africa

The Nigeria Police Force has raided a same-sex wedding ceremony in the northern part of the country, resulting in the arrest of dozens of individuals. Homosexuality is illegal in Nigeria and is considered a cultural taboo. The police operation is part of the government's efforts to enforce anti-gay laws and maintain societal norms and values.

Delta Targets Fresh 100,000 Contributory Health Enrollees

The Delta State government has set a target to enroll an additional 100,000 residents into its contributory health insurance scheme. The state's Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, stated that the government has intensified efforts to create awareness about the scheme and ensure more people have access to affordable healthcare services. The government hopes to achieve universal health coverage through the expansion of its health insurance scheme.

Soludo Calls For Renewal Of The Ideals Of M.I. Okpara To Reclaim Nigeria's Past Glory

Professor Charles Soludo, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has called for the renewal of the ideals and vision of the late Premier of Eastern Nigeria, M.I. Okpara, to reclaim Nigeria's past glory and accelerate its development. Soludo highlighted Okpara's contributions to nation-building, particularly in the areas of agriculture and education. He urged Nigerian leaders to emulate Okpara's leadership qualities and work towards the country's progress.

Jubilation as top APC governor declares 3 days public holiday, gives reason

The Governor of an undisclosed state controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared a three-day public holiday to allow residents to celebrate the achievements of his administration. The governor cited the completion of various developmental projects as the reason for the public holiday. The announcement has reportedly sparked jubilation among the residents of the state.

NAF: Airstrikes In Borno, Rivers Yield Expected Results

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced that its airstrikes in Borno and Rivers States have yielded positive results in the fight against insurgency and other forms of criminality. The NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, stated that several terrorist hideouts and armed bandits' camps were destroyed during the airstrikes. He assured Nigerians that the NAF remains committed to protecting lives and property.

Rotary Club Of Ikoyi Donates Hospital Materials To Sickle Cell Foundation

The Rotary Club of Ikoyi has donated hospital materials to the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria as part of its humanitarian efforts. The materials, including hospital beds, mattresses, and medical supplies, were presented to the foundation during a ceremony held in Lagos. The gesture is aimed at supporting the foundation's efforts to improve healthcare services for individuals living with sickle cell anemia.

NGX to collaborate with LCCI on private sector advocacy, listings

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) has entered into a collaboration with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to promote private sector advocacy and enhance listings on the exchange. The partnership involves the development of initiatives that will boost private sector participation in the capital market and support the growth and development of businesses in Nigeria.

NLC declares 2-day warning strike over effects of subsidy removal -- National Accord Newspaper

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a two-day warning strike to protest against the removal of fuel subsidy and the resultant increase in the cost of living. The strike, which will take place nationwide, is expected to disrupt economic activities and put pressure on the government to address the concerns of Nigerians. The NLC called on all workers to participate in the strike to demonstrate their discontent.

President Tinubu Wants To See Visible Projects Done By NDDC, Omo-Agege Tasks Chairman Nominee, Chiedu Ebie

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has called on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to focus on delivering visible development projects in the region. Meanwhile, Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has tasked the nominee for the position of NDDC Chairman, Chiedu Ebie, to prioritize transparency, accountability, and effective project execution.

Mathematics: How Social Pressure, Gender Work Against Girls, Women - Unilorin's First Woman Mathematics Professor

Professor Florence Banku-Obi, the first woman Professor of Mathematics at the University of Ilorin, has highlighted how social pressure and gender stereotypes work against girls and women's progress in the field of mathematics. She urged parents, teachers, and society at large to encourage and support girls in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to bridge the gender gap in these fields.

D E L T A @32: E K Clark Solidarity For Good Governance Felicitates Oborevwori

Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has congratulated the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, on the occasion of Delta State's 32nd anniversary. Clark commended Oborevwori for his leadership qualities and dedication to service, urging him to continue to promote good governance and the development of the state.

Pate To Implements Strategic Plan To Combat Malnutrition

The Pate Primary Health Care Development Agency in Yobe State has unveiled a strategic plan to combat malnutrition in the state. The plan, which includes therapeutic feeding programs, nutrition education, and community mobilization, aims to address the high prevalence of malnutrition among children. The agency emphasized the need for collaborative efforts to achieve the desired impact in the fight against malnutrition.

NLC Declares Two-Day Warning Strike Over Effects Of Subsidy Removal

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a two-day warning strike to protest against the removal of fuel subsidy and its impact on the cost of living. The NLC called on workers to stay at home and participate in the strike to send a strong message to the government. The strike is expected to bring economic activities to a halt and put pressure on the government to address the concerns of Nigerians.

FG Gives Updates On N5bn Palliatives, Says N2bn To States, FCT So Far

The Federal Government of Nigeria has provided updates on the distribution of the N5 billion palliative fund. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, stated that N2 billion has been released to states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), while the remaining N3 billion is being processed. The palliative fund is aimed at cushioning the impact of the removal of fuel subsidy on vulnerable Nigerians.

Burna Boy breaks UK record by topping albums chart

Nigerian musician Burna Boy has broken a UK record by becoming the first African artist to top the albums chart twice. His latest album, "Twice as Tall," debuted at number one on the UK albums chart, following its release in August 2020. Burna Boy's achievement highlights the growing global recognition of African music and the influence of Nigerian artists in the international music scene.

Nigeria pumping 1.67 million bpd of oil and condensates per day |

Nigeria is currently producing 1.67 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil and condensates, according to the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari. Kyari stated that the country has been able to overcome production challenges and increase its output. He also highlighted efforts to attract investment in the oil and gas sector to maximize revenue generation for the country.

"Different way": VP Kashim Shettima reveals how he wants his birthday to be celebrated

The Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima, has revealed that he wants his birthday to be celebrated in a "different way" by focusing on humanitarian activities and supporting the less privileged. Shettima emphasized the need for individuals in positions of authority to prioritize giving back to society and uplifting the lives of the less fortunate. He called on Nigerians to emulate his approach to celebrating birthdays.

Ebonyi Engages Expatriates For Upgrading Of Chuba Okadigbo International Airport

The Ebonyi State government has engaged expatriates from Burkina Faso and China for the upgrading of the Chuba Okadigbo International Airport in Abakaliki. The aim of the project is to enhance the efficiency and capacity of the airport to accommodate larger aircraft and attract increased air traffic. The state government emphasized its commitment to infrastructure development and improving the transportation sector in Ebonyi State.

TETFund: European Union Commits £440,000 Euros To Aid Research Programme

The European Union (EU) has committed 440,000 euros to support the research programs sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in Nigerian universities. The funding will be used to strengthen research capacity, promote knowledge sharing, and improve the quality of research outputs. The EU's support is expected to enhance Nigeria's research and development sector and contribute to the country's socio-economic development.

Gov Bago Declares Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Public Holidays, Announces N5bn Palliatives For Niger Residents

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, has declared Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as public holidays to mark the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Bello announced that the government has also set aside N5 billion as palliatives to support residents affected by the removal of fuel subsidy. The palliatives will be used to reduce the impact of the subsidy removal on the cost of living in the state.

Obaseki Mourns Sen. Alimikhena's Wife

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has expressed his condolences over the death of Mrs. Egbon Grace Alimikhena, the wife of Senator Francis Alimikhena. Obaseki described Mrs. Alimikhena as a woman of virtue and a pillar of support to her husband. He prayed for strength and comfort for the Alimikhena family during this period of mourning.

Latest News Nigerian regulator grounds Xejet over insurance documents - Businessfortnight

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has grounded Xejet Aviation over non-compliance with insurance document regulations. The regulatory body stated that Xejet Aviation failed to provide adequate evidence of compliance with the insurance obligations under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations. The grounding of Xejet Aviation is aimed at ensuring compliance and maintaining safety standards in the aviation industry.

ATBOWATON Sets To Empower Members Over Fuel Subsidy Removal, Plans Reforms

The Association of Tourists Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON) has announced plans to empower its members in response to the removal of fuel subsidy. The association stated that it has put in place measures to reduce the impact of the subsidy removal on its members' operations. ATBOWATON also revealed plans to initiate reforms that will enhance the efficiency and sustainability of water transportation in Nigeria.

17 groups float Abia Technology, Innovation Network in Aba to promote development

Seventeen groups in Aba, Abia State, have come together to establish the Abia Technology, Innovation Network (ABTECH), aimed at promoting development through technology and innovation. The network seeks to harness the potential of youths in Aba to drive technological advancements and create job opportunities in the region. ABTECH aims to position Aba as a vibrant hub for tech-driven solutions and innovation.

PIA: Defaulters In 3% Host Community Trust Fund Risk Losing Operating Licence -NUPRC

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has warned that defaulters in the 3% Host Community Trust Fund may risk losing their operating licenses under the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). The union called on oil and gas companies operating in host communities to fulfill their obligations by contributing to the trust fund. Failure to comply with the provisions of the PIA could lead to sanctions and loss of operating licenses.

Africa: Experts - Democracy Failing in Africa Due to Poor Governance

Experts have identified poor governance as a key factor contributing to the failure of democracy in Africa. They highlighted the prevalence of corruption, lack of accountability, and disregard for the rule of law as some of the challenges undermining good governance on the continent. The experts called on African governments to prioritize good governance, transparency, and inclusive policies to strengthen democracy and promote sustainable development.

Subsidy Removal: Delta Govt Approves N10bn Palliatives

The Delta State government has approved N10 billion as palliatives to cushion the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy on the people of the state. The state government stated that the palliatives would include interventions in the areas of agriculture, education, healthcare, and youth empowerment. The Delta State government aims to alleviate the economic challenges faced by its residents as a result of the subsidy removal.

Nelly Lum: Making An Impact In Sports, Footwear Sectors

Nelly Lum, a Nigerian entrepreneur, is making significant strides in the sports and footwear sectors through her company, Nellydex Limited. Lum is focused on manufacturing and distributing high-quality sports footwear made in Nigeria. She aims to promote local talent and contribute to the development of the Nigerian economy by creating job opportunities and showcasing the country's potential in the manufacturing industry.

Landowner threatens to commit Wike to prison over demolished multimillion naira Abuja duplex

A landowner has threatened to file a lawsuit against Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and seek to have him committed to prison over the demolition of a multimillion-naira duplex in Abuja. The landowner alleges that the property was unlawfully demolished by the governor without proper compensation. The threat of legal action underscores the continued controversy surrounding the demolition of properties in Abuja.

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