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News Summary of February 16, 2024 in Nigeria

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News Summary of February 16, 2024 in Nigeria
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A technical consultation has been initiated by the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to develop a resilience strategy for West Africa.

The Governor of Osun state, Nigeria, Gboyega Oyetola, has distributed condoms to civil servants as part of Valentine's Day celebrations. The governor explained that the gesture was aimed at promoting safe sex and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives has rejected a set of rules proposed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria that restricts job migration overseas for nurses. The association argues that the rules are unfair and in violation of their rights to seek better working conditions abroad.

The Labour Party (LP) in Edo state, Nigeria, has commenced the screening of aspirants for the upcoming wards and local governments delegates congress. The party is gearing up for the governorship election in the state.

The police in Nigeria have arrested seven kidnappers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has placed a N20 million bounty on fleeing kidnappers in the state.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Nigeria, has been criticized for shunning a handshake with his deputy, Philip Shaibu, in a video. The governor is accused of betraying his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, and Governor Wike of Rivers state.

Deputy Governor-elect of Ondo state, Nigeria, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has expressed his wish that the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu would have been alive to see him become governor. Aiyedatiwa made the statement during a thanksgiving event.

The Association of Community-Based Revolving Savings and Lending (ACReSAL) has sensitized Bauchi local government area (LGA) in Nigeria about community revolving funds. The aim is to promote financial inclusion and poverty reduction.

The Lagos state government in Nigeria has flagged off the distribution of trader money, with beneficiaries receiving N50,000 each. The initiative aims to support small businesses and alleviate poverty.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, Nigeria, has threatened to blacklist contractors who engage in cost variation on government projects. He called for transparency in project execution to prevent cost inflation.

The Nigerian government is considering halting subsidies on electricity, according to the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman. The move is aimed at reducing the financial burden on the government and promoting efficiency in the power sector.

The Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has announced that local government elections will be held on February 22, 2025, in Osun state, Nigeria. The election will involve choosing chairmen and councillors for the local government areas in the state.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested eight suspected oil thieves in Bayelsa state. The suspects were caught illegally siphoning petroleum products.

The Nigerian government is considering the establishment of a state police force to combat growing insecurity in the country. The move is seen as a response to the increasing challenges faced by the national police force in maintaining law and order.

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has spoken about the possibility of the Nigerian government establishing a price control board to address the hardship faced by Nigerians. Tinubu believes it could be a way to stabilize the cost of essential commodities.

Another aspirant has withdrawn from the governorship race in Edo state, Nigeria, under the APC platform. The details of the withdrawal were not provided.

The Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) has fixed February 22 as the date for local government elections in Osun state, Nigeria. The elections will be held in all the local government areas to choose chairmen and councillors.

The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Rivers state has commended the Chairman of Khana Local Government Area, Young Ngeibar Fubara, for approving a wage increment of N35,000 and automatic promotion for workers. The union expressed gratitude for the gesture.

The Anambra State Environmental Protection Agency has destroyed newspapers and demolished vendor stands in Awka, Nigeria. The agency claimed that the vendors violated environmental regulations.

Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has made fresh appointments in the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and other health agencies. The appointments were not specified.

International Christian Concern has called on people to pray for Du Merci Orphanage in Nigeria. The orphanage is facing financial and operational challenges.

An Osun-based group has given Bola Tinubu a seven-day ultimatum to address the worsening economic hardship in the country. The group accused Tinubu of being indifferent to the suffering of Nigerians.

Stella Okotete, a former Commissioner for Women Affairs in Delta state, Nigeria, has revealed why she did not emerge as a minister in President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet. She stated that she declined the offer due to personal reasons.

Three fishing trawlers have been nabbed in Bayelsa state, Nigeria, for illegal fishing activities. The trawlers were caught with banned fishing nets.

Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the First Lady of Lagos state, Nigeria, has clinched the All India Women's Rights Association (AIWRA) Award. She was recognized for her contributions to the empowerment of women.

The FCT Police Command in Nigeria has announced the arrest of a wanted kidnapper in Abuja. The suspect was apprehended during a raid operation.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 42 suspected bandits disguised as miners in the FCT. The suspects were apprehended during a routine patrol.

Lawmakers have called on Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to call Deputy Governor-elect Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo state to order over his alleged disdain for the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The lawmakers accuse Aiyedatiwa of disrespecting Akeredolu.

The Ovie of Agbon kingdom in Delta state, Nigeria, has hailed the judiciary and the media for the judgment on a land dispute with the Nigerian Army. The monarch expressed appreciation for the fair resolution of the case.

The Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Rivers Central Zone, has explained the transfer of 200 staff to Lagos. The union stated that the transfer was due to insufficient funding and lack of drive in the Rivers state office.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, Nigeria, has expressed his unhappiness with a contractor over a demand for cost variation on a road project. He warned that such demands would not be accepted.

Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has appointed his son-in-law, Babatunde Raji Fashola, as the managing director of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). The appointment was made without public fanfare.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has praised Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa for his humanitarian efforts. She commended him for his support of individuals and communities in need.

OYO, a hospitality company, has announced its entry into the sports hospitality sector. The company has earmarked 100 hotels for the venture.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) witnessed positive sentiments as the index rose by N329 billion. This signals investor confidence in the market.

Nigerian footballer Victor Osimhen has returned to Italy and is expected to be on the bench for the match against Genoa. Osimhen had been recovering from an injury.

A man has been sentenced to death by hanging for stabbing his colleague to death. The incident occurred in Nigeria.

The National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) has threatened to go on strike due to high operating costs. The association wants the Nigerian government to intervene by reducing toll fees and fuel costs.

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