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News Summary of August 8, 2023 in Nigeria

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News Summary of August 8, 2023 in Nigeria
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The Enugu State government has announced a ban on the unauthorized use of vehicle tinted glasses in the state. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, during a press briefing in Enugu on Wednesday.

A white Catholic priest and a seminarian were kidnapped on their way to Niger State on Monday. According to reports, the two victims were abducted along Zuba-Gwagwalada road in Abuja.

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya is a popular Nigerian pentecostal pastor and the senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church in Lagos. He is known for his teachings on relationships and family life.

The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, has stated that he will pursue a better diplomatic relationship with the Niger Republic. This comes after the recent coup in Niger, which led to the imposition of sanctions by regional bodies.

The First Lady of Ekiti State, Bisi Fayemi, has called on parents to protect their children from sexual abuse during the holiday season. She emphasized the need for parents to be vigilant and report any form of abuse to the appropriate authorities.

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has tasked his commissioners on the need for innovations and effective service delivery. He urged them to come up with creative ideas that will benefit the people of Plateau State.

The Lagos Local Government has reduced the workdays of its staff to three days following the removal of fuel subsidy. This move is aimed at reducing the financial burden on the local government.

A chieftain of the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) has reacted to the call for the resignation and suspension of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso. He described the call as baseless and politically motivated.

The government of a certain state in Nigeria has imposed a ban on cars with tinted windows. This move is aimed at improving security and reducing criminal activities.

Dr Obadare Adewale has emerged as Forbes Best of Africa Outstanding Digital Trust Leader for 2023. He was recognized for his contributions to digital trust and cybersecurity in Africa.

Nuhu Ribadu, a former anti-corruption czar in Nigeria, has experienced a series of ups and downs in his career. He recently emerged as Nigeria's new security chief, bringing renewed hope for the fight against insecurity in the country.

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has backed Bola Tinubu on his 48 ministerial nominations. The NWC believes that the nominees will effectively implement the programs of the APC.

A group within the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, to be wary of a former lawmaker in the state. The group cautioned that the former lawmaker may cause divisions within the party.

President Bola Tinubu has been informed of who to appoint as the minister of information. This advice comes as Tinubu prepares to form his cabinet if he becomes the president in 2023.

Local businesses in northern Nigeria are feeling the impact of regional sanctions against neighboring Niger. The sanctions have led to a decline in trade between the two regions.

Bola Tinubu has selected 48 ministerial nominees as part of his Renewed Hope Programmes. The nominees are expected to drive the effective implementation of the programs.

Following the fallout from the recent coup in Niger, Bola Tinubu has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to tighten financial sanctions against the country. This move is aimed at putting economic pressure on the coup plotters.

Four African countries have decided to send 25,000 troops to Niger to help resolve the crisis in the country. The troops will support the government in restoring order and stability.

Despite the significant amount of spending on oil and gas exploration, there is expected to be a reduction in discoveries. This is due to the increasing costs and complexity of exploration activities.

Striking Nigerian doctors are planning to embark on a nationwide protest over the unmet demands by the country's leader. The doctors are demanding better working conditions and improved healthcare services.

The Nigerian Homegrown Feed Security Support (NHFSS) has trained 400 personnel on weapon handling and security information. This training is aimed at improving the capacity of security personnel in handling security challenges.

Bola Tinubu had a beautiful moment when he met a lady from the University of Ibadan who is a member of a committee on tax reforms. The lady shared her excitement and expressed her support for Tinubu's leadership.

The Governor of Alia has awarded a contract worth N6 billion for the construction of roads in the Makurdi Metropolis. This is aimed at improving the road infrastructure in the area.

OCHIE Igbo has warned Bola Tinubu against military options in response to the crisis in Niger. He advised Tinubu to explore diplomatic channels to resolve the crisis.

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has canceled its planned national protest after a meeting with senators. The doctors reached an agreement with the senators on some of their demands.

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mourned the death of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya. He described Odukoya's demise as a tragic loss to the church and Nigeria.

The Oyo State Agricultural Development Agency (OYSADA) has distributed agricultural inputs to farmers in Olorunsogo, Oorelope, and Saki East Local Government Areas. The distribution is aimed at supporting farmers and boosting agricultural productivity.

Local businesses in northern Nigeria are feeling the impact of regional sanctions against neighboring Niger. The sanctions have led to a decline in trade between the two regions.

Former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has called for the use of external investigators to probe crude oil theft in Nigeria. He believes that this will help tackle the issue more effectively.

Arewa has advised President Bola Tinubu on two crucial steps to take in response to the crisis in Niger. The group believes that these steps will help restore peace and stability in the region.

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Alia, has flagged off the construction of 16 roads in the Makurdi township. This is part of the government's efforts to improve road infrastructure in the state.

The U.S. Consulate has pledged support for the first Nigerian Climate Resilience Salon. The salon aims to promote dialogue and collaboration on climate resilience in Nigeria.

The Lagos Local Government has reduced the workdays of its staff to three days following the removal of fuel subsidy. This move is aimed at reducing the financial burden on the local government.

Islamic scholars have warned President Bola Tinubu against swearing in Nasir El-Rufai as a minister. They stated their reasons and advised Tinubu on the best approach to the ministerial screening process.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has put Commissioners of Police (CPs) on red alert along the borderlines of Niger. This move is aimed at enhancing security and preventing any spillover of the crisis in Niger.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has opened a door for dialogue with Niger, without ruling out military intervention. ECOWAS is seeking to resolve the crisis in Niger through diplomatic means.

The President of Nigeria has imposed financial sanctions against the coup plotters in Niger. This move is part of efforts to pressure the coup plotters to restore democratic governance in the country.

SAP and EPI-USE have launched Africa's first AppHaus to boost innovation capabilities on the continent. The AppHaus will provide a collaborative space for organizations to develop and implement innovative solutions.

Insecurity: Kwara People's Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alarm over the influx of strangers into the state. The party is concerned about the potential security risks posed by these strangers.

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