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News Summary of September 8, 2023 in Nigeria

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News Summary of September 8, 2023 in Nigeria
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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State to approve the recruitment of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) teachers in the state. CAN stated that the move would help to ensure religious balance and promote tolerance and peaceful coexistence among the people.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has given an update on the Millennium Tower project located within the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority. Wike stated that the tower is currently at the third level and assured that the project will be completed for the benefit of the state.

Airlines have commenced flight services at the new international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The relocation of flights to the new terminal is part of efforts by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to enhance passenger experience and improve the efficiency of operations at the airport.

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Adekunle Taiwo, has urged former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi, to accept the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and extend a hand of fellowship to President Muhammadu Buhari and APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu.

A coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Ekiti State has called on Governor Kayode Fayemi to ensure justice for the slain student of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Daramola Joseph. The CSOs condemned the killing and demanded that the perpetrators be apprehended and brought to justice.

Ankara Chamber of Commerce in Turkey has expressed its readiness to invest in healthcare services in Africa. The chamber has identified Africa as a potential market for Turkish businesses and believes that there are significant opportunities in the healthcare sector.

A missionary, who was once an atheist, has shared his remarkable journey from rejecting God to becoming a Christian aid giver in Africa. The missionary, whose identity was not disclosed, stated that his transformation opened his eyes to the suffering of people in Africa and motivated him to devote his life to helping them.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested four alleged cyber criminals in Kogi State. The suspects were apprehended following intelligence reports and will be handed over to the appropriate authorities for further investigation and prosecution.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Bola Tinubu and Ibrahim Shettima following the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The chapter described the tribunal's verdict as a victory for democracy and urged Tinubu and Shettima to continue their contributions to the progress of the country.

The Election Petition Tribunal has nullified the election of a Federal House of Representatives member from Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, and ordered a rerun within 90 days. The tribunal declared that the election was marred by irregularities and non-compliance with electoral laws.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the alarming contracts variation for Federal Capital Territory (FCT) projects is unacceptable. Wike stated that such variations lead to project abandonment and called for a review of the process to ensure transparency and accountability.

Former Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo, has recognised Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and named the Anambra International Convention Centre after him. Soludo made the announcement during the commissioning of the convention centre and commended Obiano for his contributions towards the development of the state.

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has inaugurated an underpass pedestrian bridge constructed to enhance the safety and movement of residents in Maiduguri. Zulum stated that the bridge is part of ongoing efforts to improve infrastructure and create a conducive environment for residents.

Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the First Lady of Ekiti State, has condemned the killing of a student of FUOYE and called for a thorough investigation to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice. She expressed her condolences to the family of the deceased and urged the security agencies to prioritise the safety of citizens.

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called for calm following the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal and urged aggrieved petitioners to explore legal options. The CNPP stated that the judgment is a step towards reclaiming Nigeria and called on all stakeholders to work together for the progress of the country.

Onigede, the longest-reigning traditional ruler in Nigeria, is celebrating his 64th year on the throne. Onigede, whose real name is not mentioned in the article, has been a prominent figure in Nigerian traditional leadership and has played a significant role in the development of his community.

The licensing of MainOne's Bayobab submarine cable by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to boost Nigeria's connectivity. The cable will provide high-speed internet access to communities along the Nigerian coast and help bridge the digital divide in the country.

A video has emerged showing the convoy of a departmental president of AL Qalam University in Katsina State, Nigeria. The video has generated reactions on social media, with some expressing surprise at the size and luxury of the convoy.

The Student Union Government (SUG) President of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has denied reports that the body of the late student, Atanda Modupe Deborah, was mutilated. The SUG President clarified that Deborah's body was intact when it was discovered and called for a thorough investigation into the incident.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has partnered with the Anambra State Government to promote development in the state. The partnership aims to mobilize up to $200 million in debt financing for projects in key sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure, and education.

The Labour Party has described the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal as a step towards reclaiming Nigeria. The party stated that the judgment is a reflection of the people's desire for justice and urged all Nigerians to support the current administration in its efforts to move the country forward.

A Nigerian passenger bound for London has reportedly died aboard an Egypt Air flight. The corpse was allegedly dumped in Cairo, sparking outrage and demands for a proper investigation into the incident.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the council chairmen in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to establish surveillance committees in their respective areas to tackle insecurity. Wike stated that the committees would enhance security intelligence and complement the efforts of the security agencies in the fight against crime.

A Nigerian journalist, Damilola Ayeni, has been arrested in Benin, the capital of Edo State, while reporting on the environment. Ayeni, who works for an undisclosed media outlet, was arrested by security operatives and is currently in custody.

Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has advised graduands of Redeemer's University to give their first fruit to God. Adeboye stated that giving the first fruit is a spiritual principle that brings blessings and prosperity.

Gunmen have reportedly invaded a parish house in Kaduna State and burned a Catholic seminarian to death. The incident has caused panic in the area, and the Catholic Church has called on the authorities to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Paul Ibe, a spokesperson for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that the refusal of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to release copies of its judgment is an attempt to undermine the quest for justice by Atiku and Nigerians. Ibe called on the tribunal to make the judgment public to ensure transparency.

The Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has hailed the victory of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Yahaya described Tinubu as a statesman and commended his contributions to the development of Nigeria.

Ingryd Technologies and the Lagos State Government have partnered to provide training for 60,000 individuals in the technology sector. The training program aims to equip participants with the skills needed to thrive in the digital economy and support the growth of the technology industry in Lagos.

A host community in Ondo State has threatened to shut down oil facilities in the area over the appointment of board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The community stated that they were not properly represented in the appointment, and called for a review to ensure equitable representation.

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Alex Otti, has pledged more support for investors in the state. Otti stated that he would create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and attract more investments to the state.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has described the first 100 days of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's administration as encouraging. Hamzat stated that the governor has made significant progress in various sectors and commended his efforts to improve the quality of life for residents.

The Katsina State Government has created an Internal Security Ministry and established a Community Watch Corps to address the issue of insecurity in the state. The ministry and watch corps are part of the government's efforts to enhance security and protect lives and property in Katsina.

The Election Petition Tribunal has declared Senator Gabriel Suswam as the winner of the 2023 elections for Benue North-East Senatorial District. The tribunal nullified the victory of Senator Barnabas Gemade and ordered a rerun within 90 days.

The Edo State Government and the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) have received commendation for the peaceful and credible conduct of the local government elections in the state. The government and EDSIEC were praised for ensuring a level playing field and upholding the principles of democracy during the election.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has made a cryptic confession about why former Vice President Peter Obi came third in the 2023 election. Wike did not provide details about his statement but suggested that certain factors contributed to Obi's performance in the election.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has taken a bold step to tackle insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Wike called on the FCT council chairmen to establish a surveillance committee in their respective areas to enhance security intelligence and complement the efforts of the security agencies.

A professor from the University of Ibadan has called on the federal government to address the shortfall of doctors and nurses in tertiary hospitals across the country. The professor stated that the shortage of healthcare professionals is hindering the delivery of quality healthcare services and called for urgent intervention.

Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim Lawal, a retired diplomat, has called for the support of politicians and public office holders to curb insecurity in Nigeria. Lawal stated that collaboration between the police and political leaders is essential to addressing the security challenges facing the country.

A church member has reportedly killed a 60-year-old pastor in Delta State. The incident has caused tension in the community, and the police have been deployed to restore calm and investigate the circumstances surrounding the killing.

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