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News Summary of February 1, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of February 1, 2024 in Nigeria
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Lagos Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, has charged matriculating students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to remain focused and stay on the pathway to success.

John Agba, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, has stated that the PDP campaign council led by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State is already helping the party to sweep the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, has revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo almost punched him when he demanded a constitutional amendment to address some issues in Nigeria.

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has insisted on the May 29 delivery date for the Abuja light rail project, despite the challenges faced during its construction.

There is anxiety in Abuja as bandits reportedly kidnapped a top director of a Federal Government agency near a military base in the city.

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State and dismissed the appeal filed by Mustapha Usman Binani of the APC.

The Nasarawa State Government has announced that 80% of its workers have been enrolled into the state's health insurance scheme.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo nearly punched Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, when he demanded a constitutional amendment to tackle some issues in Nigeria, according to Olanipekun.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and Infrastructural Development Corporation (InfraCorp) have signed a N228 billion deal for the reconstruction of the Benin-Asaba Expressway.

Over 30 people are feared dead as a petrol-laden tanker exploded at the Ogbelani forest in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria.

Ten Nigerian chess masters played simultaneous games against 10 opponents, ultimately defeating all of them at the Lagos National Chess Championship.

Nigeria is seeking to resolve disputed oilfield issues and has denied any criminal liability in the process.

Leon Balogun, a Scottish professional footballer of Nigerian descent, says he hopes his teammate Joe Aribo can win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with Nigeria.

Firms in Lagos have been given a new deadline of February 7 to file their annual tax returns for 2021.

The bearish trend continued at the NGX as the market capitalization dropped by N1.07 trillion due to investor sell-offs.

ONDO, JITO, and MANIA are expected to pump a massive amount of investments into the cryptocurrency market by 2024, according to an analysis by

Noma, a deadly neglected tropical disease, still exists despite efforts to eradicate it, according to the WHO Regional Office for Africa.

The Lagos State Government has successfully vaccinated 484,761 girls against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in a period of three months.

Nigerian troops in the northwestern part of the country have rescued kidnapped victims and killed notorious terrorists in Zamfara State.

Zone Mixte, a digital platform launched by Lequotidien in Senegal, focuses on promoting women's sport in Africa.

The Federal Capital Territory, Benue, Ekiti, and other regions in Nigeria have appointed new police commissioners.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has cleared the entire foreign exchange backlog for foreign airlines.

A young man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for defiling a 3-year-old girl in Nigeria.

The Gulf Insurance Company Limited (GICL) has completed the deployment of 10,000 km of fiber optic cables in Nigeria.

Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, has vowed to flush out criminals and bandits operating in Abuja and its environs.

The sitting of Libya's sitting volleyball team was canceled due to problems with their identification documents.

Branding elderly women as witches destroys their lives in Africa, where many are accused of practicing witchcraft.

The arrival of the first ship at Nigeria's deepest seaport after an epic voyage marks a milestone in the development of the port.

The Nigeria Customs Service has committed to meeting its N5.08 trillion revenue target for 2024.

INFINOX, a global online trading service, is expanding in Nigeria to connect traders with opportunities for success.

A man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for raping a 3-year-old girl in Nigeria.

Witch branding continues to be a problem in Africa, particularly for elderly women who are accused and stigmatized.

Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, has toured ongoing projects and vowed to fulfill his promises to the people.

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has suspended the Commissioner for Agriculture and other officials pending an investigation into the greenhouse project.

Oil sector players in Nigeria are calling for an urgent review of security strategies due to escalating kidnapping incidents and poor road conditions.

The EFCC has revealed that a former minister diverted N4.6 billion security funds for prayer sessions against insecurity.

Afolabi Oke has been appointed as the Ambassador of the African Union 6th Region to Nigeria and ECOWAS.

Violence against Christians in Nigeria continues to be a problem, with reports of attacks and persecution.

The Nigeria Electrification Project has advanced with the signing of a mini-grid grant agreement for Jigawa and Nasarawa States.

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