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News Summary of May 8, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of May 8, 2024 in Nigeria
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is implementing the MenFive vaccine in northwest Nigeria to save lives. The vaccine helps protect against meningitis, a deadly disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.

Nigeria has denied plans to host foreign military bases amid political concerns. The government wants to reassure the public that it is not seeking foreign military assistance.

A scuba diver was found dead within a Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) facility in Warri. The cause of death is currently unknown, and investigations are ongoing.

The Nigerian Shippers' Council is taking steps to tackle bottlenecks to cross-border trade. The council is focusing on improving efficiency and reducing delays in the shipping industry.

Jos Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) is conducting a customer enumeration exercise in Bauchi and Gombe. The aim is to ensure accurate billing and improve service delivery to customers.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned motorists against reckless driving. The FRSC emphasizes the importance of obeying traffic rules and regulations to prevent accidents and loss of lives.

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has reiterated its commitment to improved service delivery. The company is working towards providing reliable and efficient electricity supply to its customers.

The Chief of the Air Staff has warned against encroachment on Nigerian Air Force (NAF) lands. The Air Force is taking measures to protect its lands from illegal occupation.

Jos Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) is also conducting a customer enumeration exercise in Bauchi and Gombe. The aim is to gather accurate data on electricity consumers in these areas.

The Benue Investment Property Company is planning to establish an 800 million Naira brewery. The brewery aims to boost economic activities and create job opportunities in Benue State.

The Enugu State Government has dismissed a caveat on Hotel Presidential. The government assures the public that the hotel is safe for business and urges residents to disregard any rumors or concerns.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued governors and the FCT Minister over unaccounted funds. The lawsuit seeks to compel the government officials to provide details on the use of N5.9 trillion and $4.6 billion in loans.

A committee has distributed food items to vulnerable individuals in Potiskum Local Government Area. The distribution aims to support those in need and alleviate hunger in the community.

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a socio-cultural organization, has dismissed rumors of apologizing to Fulani for the 1966 coup. The organization affirms its commitment to promoting unity and justice for all Nigerians.

This popular soup among the Igbo people of Nigeria is made with beef, spinach, and melon seeds. Try egusi soup for a taste of Igbo cuisine.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to protect families against malaria using long-lasting insecticide nets. The nets are an effective tool in preventing the spread of malaria.

Justice Inyang Ekwo is under scrutiny for withholding court records. The situation raises concerns about transparency and access to justice.

Over 1,000 Okpe notable leaders and intelligentsia are set to attend the 94th Okpe Union Anniversary. The event aims to celebrate the Okpe culture and heritage.

Bolt Nigeria, a transportation network company, is cutting nearly half of its staff due to economic challenges. The company is facing difficulties amidst the current economic climate.

The President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee hails the feat of four Nigeria teams in qualifying for the Paris Olympics. He commends the athletes and salutes the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

Judiciary receives additional vehicles as part of efforts to inspire the bench. The gesture aims to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the judiciary.

The Nigerian government has invited bids for 12 new oil blocks and promises a fair process. The move aims to attract investment and boost the country's oil sector.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has dislodged over 1,000 miscreants on road corridors to improve security. The FCTA is taking steps to address security challenges in the capital.

Nigerians are turning to unproven asthma treatments as the cost of inhalers rise. This raises concerns about the availability and affordability of essential medications.

A flood agency has identified 708 illegal structures in Kaduna that contribute to flooding. Efforts are being made to address the issue and mitigate the impact of floods.

Media personality Toke Makinwa has launched her perfume collection and beauty brand. The launch offers a new line of beauty products for consumers.

Governor Ganduje is facing criticism within the APC party, and there are speculations on whether Tinubu will come to his rescue. This political situation is unfolding in Nigeria.

Microsoft is set to shut down its Africa development center in Nigeria. The closure raises concerns about the impact on the local tech industry and employment opportunities.

The Appeal Court has fixed September 19 for the hearing of a kingship tussle in Ikorodu. The case involves a dispute over the rightful king of Ikorodu.

The Nigerian government rejects Binance CEO's claim of bribery as a diversionary tactic. The government denies any involvement in the allegations.

The Federal Government is set to open the Funtua Inland Dry Port. The port aims to facilitate trade and economic activities in the northern region of Nigeria.

Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed for 10,000 people displaced by conflict in northeast Nigeria. The International Rescue Committee warns of the dire situation and calls for support.

The Nigerian Senate is working to revive the $18.5 billion Abuja Centenary City project. The project aims to create a modern urban center in the capital.

A court has barred the PDP from removing Damagum as the acting National Chairman. The ruling aims to maintain stability within the political party.

The Nigerian government has responded to the allegations of bribery made by the CEO of Binance. The government dismisses the claim as a diversionary tactic.

Opposition parties vow to unseat Adeleke in 2026. The parties are mobilizing support and strategizing for the upcoming elections.

A group has faulted Atiku on the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway project. The group raises concerns about the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of the proposed project.

A call for the impeachment of Fubara is compared to roasting fish under a fuel tanker by G-60 lawmakers. The lawmakers express their dissatisfaction with Fubara's actions.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and stakeholders have developed a climate-related disaster preparedness and mitigation strategy for 2024. The strategy aims to enhance disaster response and management.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu returns to Nigeria. SERAP and the NLC call for the withdrawal of the 0.5% cybersecurity levy proposed by the Nigerian government. The levy has faced criticism for its potential impact on internet access and affordability.

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