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News Summary of February 4, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of February 4, 2024 in Nigeria
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Nigeria's 4th Lagos Biennial has opened, with Royal Air Maroc announced as the official carrier of the event. The contemporary art exhibition features works by both local and international artists.

Over 4.6 million people are expected to vote in by-elections taking place across 26 states and 80 local government areas in Nigeria. The election is being closely watched as a test of the country's electoral processes.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to convene an extraordinary meeting to address the situation in Mali following the military coup. The regional bloc is expected to discuss possible solutions to the political crisis.

The 4th Lagos Biennial has opened in Nigeria, with Royal Air Maroc announced as the official carrier of the event. The biennial showcases contemporary Nigerian and international art.

Despite the recent increase in electricity tariffs in Nigeria, the country must continue to subsidize electricity for industrial customers in order to support economic growth, according to Tekedia. The article argues that electricity subsidies are necessary to make Nigerian industries competitive.

The Labour Party has denied receiving N50 million from Governor Alia in Benue State to support its candidate in the recent by-election. The party has accused the All Progressives Congress of spreading false information to discredit its candidate.

Mr. Oyebanji, the Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, has visited the pupils and teachers who were recently rescued from kidnappers. He assured them that the government will do everything possible to bring the kidnappers to justice.

The Mundo Negro Award has recognized the work of a Nigerian bishop in support of democracy. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah has been honored for his advocacy for justice, peace, and democracy in Nigeria.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Ondo by-election has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a peaceful election. He expressed confidence in the electoral process and reiterated his commitment to serving the people.

CFAO and Sanofi have announced an expansion of their collaboration for drug distribution in Nigeria. The partnership aims to improve access to quality healthcare products and services in the country.

Several students and a teacher who were kidnapped by armed men in Nigeria have been rescued. The exact details of the rescue operation are not yet known. It is also unclear who was behind the kidnapping.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company has reported a collapse of the national grid, resulting in a widespread power outage across the country. The company has urged customers to be patient as efforts are being made to restore power.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and his supporters have regrouped in Rivers State for the coronation of the Commissioner for Special Duties and Decorations, Barrister Fubara.

The wives of the Governor of Ekiti State and the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) attended the 70th birthday celebration of a female cleric in Ibadan. The event was held to honor the cleric's contributions to the church and society.

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Nigeria has opened applications for its Climate Actors Accelerator Program. The program aims to support individuals and organizations working on climate change mitigation and adaptation in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has neutralized scores of terrorists in Katsina through air and ground operations. The NAF conducted air strikes on identified terrorist hideouts and engaged them in large-scale firefights on the ground.

The Grammy Awards have introduced a new category for African musicians. The category, Best Global Music Performance, aims to recognize and celebrate the diverse talent of African artists.

Four Nigerian police officers have been killed by suspected militants in an attack in Nigeria. The attackers ambushed the officers while they were on patrol in the area.

A group of kidnapped Nigerian students and teachers has been freed by gunmen. However, one person, presumed to be the driver of the kidnapped group, was killed during the rescue operation. The identity of the kidnappers is not yet known.

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly has warned youths against collecting "deve," a form of illegal tax in Urhobo communities. He stated that anyone caught collecting "deve" would face arrest and prosecution.

Mr. Oyebanji, the Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, has vowed to ensure the kidnappers of the rescued pupils and teachers are brought to justice. He expressed his gratitude to the security agencies for their efforts in rescuing the victims.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has neutralized scores of terrorists in Katsina through air and ground operations. The NAF conducted air strikes on identified terrorist hideouts and engaged them in large-scale firefights on the ground.

Voters in Enugu have reportedly attacked INEC staff for allegedly arriving with pre-filled result sheets for the by-election. The incident highlights concerns about the credibility and transparency of the electoral process in Nigeria.

Over 4.6 million people are expected to vote in by-elections taking place across 26 states and 80 local government areas in Nigeria. The election is being closely watched as a test of the country's electoral processes.

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly has announced plans to build a world-class stadium in Warri. The stadium is expected to boost sports development and create opportunities for sports tourism in the state.

A group of kidnapped Nigerian students and teachers has been freed by gunmen. However, one person, presumed to be the driver of the kidnapped group, was killed during the rescue operation. The identity of the kidnappers is not yet known.

The Nigerian national football team has advanced to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Angola. The team will now face another opponent in the quest for the title.

The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory has visited the released kidnap victims to assess their condition and assure them of the government's commitment to their wellbeing and security.

Nigerian analysts have refuted claims that cryptocurrency played a role in the recent shutdown of bureau de change operators in the capital city. They argue that other factors, such as economic instability and regulatory challenges, were primarily responsible for the closure of the operators.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has warned officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration against sabotaging road projects in the state. He emphasized the importance of rural development in addressing insecurity and boosting the economy.

Here are the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today:
- Nigeria's 4th Lagos Biennial opens, with Royal Air Maroc as official carrier
- Over 4.6 million people expected to vote in by-elections across 26 states and 80 local government areas
- ECOWAS to hold extraordinary meeting on Mali's political crisis
- Nigerian bishop honored for support of democracy
- Nigerian students and teachers rescued from kidnappers
- Abuja Electricity Distribution Company reports collapse of national grid
- Governor Wike and supporters regroup for commissioner's coronation
- Wives of Ekiti Governor and RCCG GO attend female cleric's birthday celebration
- UN SDSN Nigeria opens applications for Climate Actors Accelerator Program
- Nigerian Air Force neutralizes scores of terrorists in Katsina

Yoruba Movie Actress Mariam Muftaudeen has accused MC Oluomo of threatening her life and neglecting her. She claims to have received threatening messages and calls from the NURTW chieftain.

Four police officers have been killed by suspected militants in an attack in northern Nigeria. The attack highlights the security challenges facing the country.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has reiterated his commitment to addressing basic amenities in rural areas as part of efforts to tackle insecurity. He emphasized the need for government interventions to improve the living conditions of rural communities.

The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun State has recorded 630 road accidents and 192 deaths in the state. The agency attributed the accidents to reckless driving and non-compliance with traffic regulations.

The rerun election for the Burutu 1 seat in the Delta State House of Assembly is set to attract attention as candidates from the PDP and APC vie for the seat. All eyes are on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure a free and fair election.

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has called for the transfer of crude oil proceeds to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The group believes this would help stabilize the exchange rate and strengthen the country's foreign reserves.

Suspected cultists have reportedly shot dead three youths in an Urhobo community. The incident has sparked panic and raised concerns about the prevalence of cult-related violence in the area.

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