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News Summary of May 9, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of May 9, 2024 in Nigeria
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Airtel Africa has announced changes to its board of directors. Andrew Alli and Shravani Dang have stepped down as independent non-executive directors, while Elisabeth Medou Badang, Lavinia Hollands, and Anindya Ghose have been appointed as independent non-executive directors.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are set to visit Nigeria to meet with wounded military veterans and highlight the efforts being made to support them.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is planning to review the minimum wage for players in the league. The move comes as part of efforts to improve the welfare of players and raise the standard of the league.

Supporters of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima have vowed to expose any appointees plotting against the interests of Tinubu and Shettima in the 2027 presidential election.

The Kwara State Security Council has approved new road construction projects across the state. The projects are aimed at improving road infrastructure and ensuring the safety of road users.

The Lagos State Government has announced that it has recovered N478.13 million in revenue and 18 properties over the past four years. The recoveries were made through its anti-corruption drive and efforts to enforce tax compliance.

Former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, has celebrated former Anambra State Governor, Jim Nwobodo, on his 84th birthday. Oduah praised Nwobodo as a guiding light and an inspiration to many.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has maintained its growth forecast for Nigeria at 3.3% for 2024. Despite challenges, the IMF sees Nigeria's economy continuing to grow over the next few years.

A new report has revealed that sub-Saharan Africa is home to 75% of the world's mobile payment app accounts. The report highlights the growing importance of mobile payments in the region.

Senator Uche Ekwunife has described the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, as an epitome of quality representation. Ekwunife commended Wase for his dedication to serving the people.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and two others have been admitted to N100 million bail each in an alleged abuse of office case. The court granted them bail on the condition that they provide two sureties each.

Political economist Pat Utomi has announced plans to launch a new mega political party in Nigeria. Utomi aims to create a party that represents the interests of the people and promotes good governance.

Senator Natasha Akpoti has called on Chevron to support local manufacturing in Nigeria. Akpoti emphasized the need for multinational companies to invest in local industries and create job opportunities.

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency has warned residents against blocking waterways, following recent flooding in the state. The agency emphasized the importance of maintaining free flow in water channels to prevent future flooding.

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill to improve budgetary allocation on special needs for disabled persons. The bill aims to address the challenges faced by disabled persons and ensure their inclusion in developmental efforts.

The Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 90 sacks of cannabis from Ghana in Ogun State. The illegal drugs were discovered during a routine patrol along the border.

Dr. Sobrasua Fubara has visited the Rivers State House of Assembly quarters the day after the lawmakers elected a factional Speaker. Fubara called for unity and urged the lawmakers to work together for the progress of the state.

Dr. Onapeju Phoebe Onadipe has called for collaboration on investment in Africa. Onadipe emphasized the potential for growth and development in Africa and the need for partnerships to tap into this potential.

The Bauchi State Government has approved the procurement of renal machines for the specialists hospital in the state. The machines will enhance the healthcare services provided by the hospital.

The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service has sealed a hotel, school, and other businesses for tax evasion in Abuja. The enforcement action is part of the government's efforts to ensure tax compliance.

The Nigeria Customs Service has seized items worth N380.37 million in Ogun State over the past three weeks. The seized items include contraband goods and vehicles.

Dr. Samson Omobayo, the Vice-Chancellor of Ignatius University, has received former Head of State Abubakar Abdulsalami ahead of the university's 25th-anniversary celebration. The visit is aimed at strengthening ties between the university and the former Head of State.

Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, has stated that Delta State has some of the most arable land in Nigeria. Oborevwori urged the people of Delta State to take advantage of this and engage in agricultural activities.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested for vandalism of the lighting on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. The man allegedly stole the lights and sold them for scrap.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has maintained its growth forecast for Nigeria at 3.3% for 2024. The IMF expects Nigeria's economy to continue growing despite challenges.

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has honoured Prof. Nasir Sambo Radda for his healthcare reforms. Radda has been recognized for his efforts to improve healthcare delivery in Nigeria.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared May 30 as a sit-at-home day to honour the victims of the Nigerian Civil War. The group is calling for a peaceful remembrance of the war and a recognition of the sacrifices made.

The Benue State Government is planning to commission N220 million factories and launch its own beer brand. The government aims to boost economic activities and create employment opportunities through these initiatives.

A group has condemned the attacks on Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State during the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary. The group called for an end to the violence and urged party members to support Aiyedatiwa's candidacy.

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the death of a 4-year-old pupil at Brickhall School. The investigation aims to uncover the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident and ensure the safety of students.

Conclase Academy has launched the UniAccelerate discounted tech education programme for university students. The programme aims to provide affordable tech education to students and equip them with the skills needed for the job market.

Former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and his daughter have been arraigned and remanded in prison in an alleged N2.7 billion fraud case. The charges against them include money laundering and misappropriation of funds.

The Governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah, has set a target of achieving 100 daily flights and attracting 3 million annual visitors through the upgrade of the Enugu State airport infrastructure. The governor aims to promote tourism and boost economic activities in the state.

Rural women in the Niger Delta have appealed to Bola Tinubu and the National Assembly to halt the divestment of international oil companies in the region. The women expressed concerns about the potential negative impact of the divestment on their livelihoods.

The Northern Elders Forum has opposed the Central Bank of Nigeria's proposed cybersecurity levy. The forum argues that the levy will further burden Nigerians and calls for a reevaluation of the proposal.

The Abia State Internal Revenue Service has suspended the compulsory weekly ticketing system following protests by Keke NAPEP riders. The riders had protested against the high cost of tickets and alleged harassment by tax officials.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has set partnership terms for real estate developers in the state. Wike emphasized the need for developers to comply with regulations and ensure the provision of affordable housing for residents.

The Lagos-Kano rail line is ready for freight operations, according to the federal government. The rail line is expected to enhance transportation of goods and promote economic activities between Lagos and Kano.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has been unbundled to improve the power sector. The unbundling process aims to create more efficient and specialized entities that will enhance power transmission in the country.

Women in Ondo State have demanded the deputy governor's slot in the upcoming gubernatorial election. The women argue that it is time for a woman to occupy the position of deputy governor in the state.

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