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News Summary of January 6, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of January 6, 2024 in Nigeria
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Former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, has expressed that he learned a lot during his time in Kuje Prison. He was convicted of corruption charges and spent time in the prison before being released on medical grounds.

Dr. Alex Otti, a gubernatorial aspirant in Abia State, has reassured diaspora Abians that he will stick to his development agenda if elected. He made this known during a meeting with the Abia State chapter of the World Igbo Congress in the United States.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kwara State has recorded fewer road accidents and fatalities in 2023, according to an official. The FRSC has been implementing various measures to ensure road safety in the state.

The Nigeria Police Force has begun the recruitment of constables and is requesting proof of mental fitness and other requirements from applicants. The recruitment process is aimed at increasing the strength of the police force and ensuring the mental stability of its officers.

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has announced that it will begin a crackdown on quackery in the profession from April 1. The move is aimed at maintaining professional standards and addressing the issue of unqualified individuals practicing public relations in the country.

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) has announced that pilgrims will be required to pay N3 million for the 2024 pilgrimage. This is a significant increase from previous years and has raised concerns among potential pilgrims.

The Managing Director of Kaduna Electric, Yahaya, has resigned from his position. No reason was given for his resignation, but it comes at a time when the power sector in Nigeria is facing numerous challenges.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has received 50% of a N100 billion supplementary budget. This is expected to facilitate ongoing development projects in the territory and ensure the provision of essential services to residents.

The Port Harcourt oil refinery in Nigeria is set to finish its test run this month. The refinery has been undergoing rehabilitation to enhance its production capacity and reduce the nation's dependence on imported petroleum products.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has given free N200,000 worth of fuel to a woman who cooks lunch for her husband at 4.50am daily. The gesture was part of the corporation's initiative to support women and promote family values.

There has been little outcry for a Christmas massacre in central Nigeria, where over 50 people were killed. The attack, believed to be perpetrated by ethnic militias, has raised concerns about the escalating violence in the region.

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has disputed claims that inmates are being fed with only N200 daily. According to a spokesman for the service, inmates are actually being fed with N750 daily.

A woman in Benin City has reportedly abandoned her 58-year-old ailing husband in a hospital for six months and relocated to Lagos. The woman allegedly left her husband without any means of support, causing him to suffer and deteriorate further.

The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has suspended the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election due to irregularities. The election was meant to select the party's candidate for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has released a bullion van and N24.5 million that were intercepted for alleged smuggling of rice. The items were released after investigations revealed no evidence of smuggling.

Nigerian stocks have surged by 6.54% in the first week of 2024. This positive performance is attributed to increased investor confidence in the economy and improved market conditions.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a notice of bye-election to replace the current Chief of Staff to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Femi Gbajabiamila. The bye-election is scheduled to take place in Lagos State.

Climate shocks in northeast Nigeria continue to affect livelihoods as the desert encroaches on farmlands and other sources of income. This has led to increased poverty and displacement of communities in the region.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has announced the disbursement of N50 billion for ongoing projects in Abuja. The funds are expected to facilitate the completion of infrastructure projects and improve the living standards of residents.

Nigeria's volleyball teams have been granted automatic qualification for the African Games. This is a positive development for Nigerian volleyball and an opportunity for the teams to showcase their talent on the continental stage.

The Nigeria Police Force is gearing up to recruit constables as part of efforts to boost the strength of the force. The recruitment exercise will provide opportunities for qualified individuals to join the police and contribute to maintaining law and order in the country.

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced plans to complete the test run of the Port Harcourt refinery in January. This is a significant milestone in the rehabilitation of the refinery and the efforts to revitalize Nigeria's refining capacity.

Clubs in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) will honor former Golden Eaglets coach Brodericks with a black armband during matches. This is a tribute to the late coach's contribution to Nigerian football.

Former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, has shared his learnings from his time in Kuje Prison. He expressed that he learned a lot during his imprisonment for corruption charges.

The Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) and the National Pension Commission (PenCom) are collaborating to deepen the participation of Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in the equity market. This is aimed at improving the investment portfolio of PFAs and maximizing returns for pension contributors.

The Ogun State Development and Construction Insurance Agents (ODSCIA) has congratulated the Deputy Governor-elect and consoled the Ondo State government. The group also solicited for the appointment of a Muslim deputy governor.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given approval for the launch of the cNGN stablecoin in February. The digital currency is expected to provide a secure and efficient means of conducting transactions in Nigeria.

A Nigerian woman who cooks lunch for her husband at 4:50 am has received expensive gifts including an iPhone 15 Pro Max, a smart TV, and DStv subscription. Her act of waking up early to prepare meals for her husband has attracted praise and generosity.

Borno State youths have resorted to using urine, lizard dung, and gutter dirt to get high. This alarming trend has caught the attention of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Experts have called on governors in Nigeria to focus on the proper implementation of their 2024 budgets rather than the colorful titles and grandiose plans. This is seen as essential for addressing the developmental challenges facing the country.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has threatened to sanction EgyptAir and NG Eagle over flight disruptions. The airlines have been accused of consistently disrupting flight schedules, causing inconvenience to passengers.

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has released a list of areas experiencing blackout due to a drop in power generation at the Egbin Power Station. The company has assured affected customers of efforts to rectify the situation.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given approval for the launch of the cNGN stablecoin in February. The digital currency is aimed at providing a secure and efficient means of conducting transactions in the country.

The recent controversy surrounding Cotonou degree certificates has been questioned by Abdulkadir Salaudeen, who evaluates the noise surrounding the issue and highlights its implications.

La Banca Centrale della Nigeria ha approvato il lancio della stablecoin cNGN a febbraio. La valuta digitale é stata progettata per fornire un mezzo sicuro ed efficiente per condurre transazioni nel Paese.

A revenue officer in Niger State and his accomplices have been arrested for involvement in a fake vehicle emblem scam. The suspects were apprehended following investigations into the fraudulent activities.

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has granted tax waivers to 34 companies in 2023. This is part of the commission's efforts to attract investment and promote economic growth.

Chris Ngige, a former governor of Anambra State, has revealed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will defeat Charles Soludo in the 2025 governorship election. He expressed confidence in the party's ability to win the election.

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