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News Summary of February 29, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of February 29, 2024 in Nigeria
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FCT Police have arrested two suspects for allegedly selling fake dollar notes. The suspects were apprehended in possession of counterfeit dollars.

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has announced that it is offering free meter upgrades to its customers. The initiative aims to provide better metering and electricity monitoring services.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has attributed a recent power outage in parts of the FCT to a faulty feeder. The company is working to resolve the issue and restore power to affected areas.

Activist Sunny Onuesoke has commended the Delta State government for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the restoration of mangrove forests. The initiative aims to protect and preserve the environment.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the operation of some Bureau De Change (BDC) operators with unconventional names such as "Deep Freezer Ltd" and "Rice and Beans Ltd." These operators have met the necessary requirements to engage in foreign exchange transactions.

Twenty students have died from meningitis in Nigeria. The outbreak occurred in six schools, and efforts are underway to contain the disease.

Iwájú, an African animated series set in a futuristic Lagos, is set to debut on Disney+. The series explores themes of African culture, identity, and technology.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has expressed concern over a blackout in Nigeria's capital due to a vandalized transmission line tower. Efforts are underway to repair the damage and restore power supply.

Chief Malcolm Omirhobo has urged General Yakubu Gowon to provide evidence of federal government projects in the Southeast region following the Nigeria-Biafra war. The call comes amid calls for greater infrastructure development in the region.

Lawmakers have taken action on a bill that would require the president to secure over 50% of the votes in an election. The move aims to ensure that the president enjoys widespread support and legitimacy.

Governor Nyesom Wike has received the British High Commissioner and reiterated the FCT's focus on prioritizing security, agriculture, and job creation. The state government is working towards achieving sustainable development in these areas.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that the telecoms sector contributes 13.5% to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The sector plays a significant role in driving economic growth and development.

Activists are urging the Nigerian government to delay Shell's $2.4 billion sale of assets in a polluted region due to environmental concerns. The activists argue that the sale should only be allowed after thorough environmental remediation measures have been taken.

The Cross River State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on Governor Ben Ayade to expedite action on the implementation of 2013 gratuities and the minimum wage. The NLC is advocating for improved welfare for civil servants.

Two civil servants have been sentenced to six years imprisonment for payroll fraud. The individuals were found guilty of diverting funds meant for the payment of salaries and pensions.

Leaders of Rivers State's youth groups have urged stakeholders to focus on resolving the crisis within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, rather than engaging in divisive discussions about the candidacy of Magnus Abe.

The Wigwe family has announced the burial plans for Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and their son. The family will bid a final farewell to their loved ones in a ceremony that honors their memory.

The Nigerian Army has uncovered 40 illegal oil wells in Rivers State. The wells were found to be illegally extracting crude oil, and efforts are underway to curb such activities.

Reno Omokri has defended Glo, a telecommunications company, following MTN's recent service outage. Omokri highlights Glo's reliability and urges Nigerians to consider the network provider as an alternative.

Mr Jollof, a popular social media influencer, has claimed that Burna Boy turned down a N1.3 billion offer for a concert. The artist's decision is seen as a testament to his confidence and value in the music industry.

The Niger State Contributory Health Agency plans to enroll 350,000 farmers in its healthcare scheme. The initiative aims to provide access to quality healthcare services for farmers in the state.

The Ogun State Police have arrested serial killers and are calling for the identification of their victims. The police urge anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist with investigations.

The heads of parastatals in Nigeria have signed performance bonds, while the Minister sets goals for improved service delivery. The move aims to ensure accountability and promote efficiency in the public sector.

The First Lady, in collaboration with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), plans to empower 2 million women with a grant of N500,000 each. The initiative seeks to support women in agriculture and enhance their economic well-being.

At least twenty students have died from a meningitis outbreak in six schools in Nigeria. Efforts are underway to contain the spread of the disease and provide necessary medical interventions.

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and NG Clearing have embarked on initiatives to deepen understanding and adoption of single stock futures. The initiatives aim to enhance market efficiency and provide more risk management options for investors.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is creating a conducive environment for investors. The state government is committed to attracting investments that will drive economic growth and development.

Governor Nyesom Wike is set to commission Africa's largest water park in Abuja. The water park is expected to provide recreational opportunities for residents and boost tourism in the capital city.

The recent Customer Service Index scores released by the National Bureau of Statistics indicate low performance by telecommunications companies, power sectors, and the public sector in general. The scores highlight the need for improved customer service and satisfaction.

The FCT Police have arrested car snatchers and recovered stolen vehicles and fake dollar notes. The police are working diligently to curb criminal activities and maintain public safety.

The Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) company has emphasized the importance of digitalization in the energy sector for sustainability. The company recognizes the potential of technology in driving efficiency and long-term viability.

The arrest of Binance executives has caused a stir in Nigeria's crypto ecosystem once again. The incident has sparked discussions about the regulation of cryptocurrency and the need for transparency in the industry.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) explains the reasons behind the introduction of the same codes for all 224 million active mobile lines. The move aims to enhance security and curb fraud in telecommunication services.

The Nigerian stock market has recorded a 1.27% decline as investors seek better yields following a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) rate hike. The decline reflects the cautious approach of investors in search of more profitable investment opportunities.

The Nigerian Navy has recovered petroleum products worth over N8 billion from oil thieves. The navy remains committed to combating illegal oil bunkering and protecting national resources.

More than 40 worshippers have been kidnapped by bandits in a community in Zamfara State. Security agencies are working to secure their release and apprehend the perpetrators.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has stated that a power outage in parts of the FCT is due to a faulty feeder. Efforts are underway to fix the issue and restore electricity supply.

The HURIWA has described Bola Tinubu's initiative to light up the South East region as revolutionary if accomplished. The group applauds efforts to improve infrastructure and enhance development in the region.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned telecom consumers to link their NIN-SIM to ensure security. The move aims to protect consumers' data and prevent unauthorized use of mobile services.

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