Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Friday 2nd February 2024

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Friday 2nd February 2024

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Friday 2nd February 2024 on some of the nation newspapers .

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Unveiling Iyare’s Infant Marriage Controversy

Background: When the news of the traditional marriage of an under-aged Nige- rian girl-child, Iyare, aged four, to an elderly Nigerian man, aged 54, Napoleon Akpos, in one of the local communities in Bayelsa, Akeddei community in Sagbama Local Government Area, broke on December 26, 2023, many people were taken aback. Many went in arms…
New Telegraph.

Laide Bakare: I’ll Cheat On My Husband If…

Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare, says she would cheat on her husband if he is unfaithful to her. Laide disclosed this in an interview recently, the movie star argued that “all men cheat.” She said she would not advise a woman being cheated on to leave her home but would instead counsel her to respond with…
New Telegraph.

Edgar: One of Our Most Important Productions, Our Duke Has Gone Mad Again

Joseph Edgar is an investment banker, theatre producer, playwright, and the brain behind The Duke of Shomolu Production, arguably, the fastest-growing theatre franchise in Nigeria. In this interview with TONY OKUYEME, Edgar, who is the executive chairman, Duke of Shomolu Foundation, talks about his passion for live theatre, significance of culture and history to development,…
New Telegraph.

REA-NEP Signs Agreement to Accelerate Electricity Access

The Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) has signed a grant agreement with two mini-grid developers, ACOB Lighting Tech. Ltd and Offgrid Electric Ltd. The developers, according to a statement from NEP Communications Unit, which was made available to journalists yesterday, they met the stringent prerequisites for participation under the Minimum Subsidy Tender (MST) sub-component, funded by…
New Telegraph.

Adeleke’s White Paper on 3 Traditional Rulers Stirs Emotions

Policy thrust The Osun State Government recently released six white papers – five on various committees that investigated issues raised by the Executive Orders issued by Governor Ademola Adeleke, at the inception of the current administration in November 2022, and one on the state’s education sector. According to a release by the Commissioner for Information…
New Telegraph.

ECOWAS: ‘Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso’s Exit Threat to Trade Treaties’

Following the exit of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), members of the organised private sector (OPS) have raised the alarm that the proposed implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, may hit the rocks with cost implications on the continent’s trade. Similarly, the private…
New Telegraph.

Farmers, Produce Buyers, Consumers Hail Lagos Fresh Food Fair

Farmers, produce buyers, and consumers in Lagos have commended Gover- nor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for its effort at mitigating food scarcity and ensuring food security in the state. Particularly, residents are hailing the state’s Ministry of Agriculture for organising a food fair at its Agro Food Hub located in Idi Oro, Mushin, for Lagosians, who intend…
New Telegraph.

Nigerian Ports Handled 145.75M Tonnes of Cargoes in 2 Years

A total of 7, 735 ships have called at the nation’s sea- ports with 145.75 million tonnes of inward cargo throughput in the last two years. The tonnage of the imports which comprised manufacturing equipment, raw mater materials and house goods excluded petroleum products imported through the port jetties. Data by the Nigerian Ports Authority…
New Telegraph.

2024 Hajj: NAHCON Boss Tasks Tour Operators on Unity in Decision Making

The Chief Executive Officer of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Malam Jalal Arabi, has met with Private Tour Operators of Nigerian Hajj Industry and Association of Hajj and Umrah Operators in Nigeria (AHUON), inclusive of the 40 Hajj travel agencies approved by the Saudi Ministry to operate in the coming pilgrimage to unite in…
New Telegraph.

VP Canvasses More Support For Food Security Agenda

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has said that Nigeria is ready for collaboration with global development partners to improve some sectors of the country’s economy, including food security as parts of the President Bola Tinubu-led administration’s 8-Point Renewed Hope Agenda. He, therefore, urged global development partners to provide increased support for the Tinubu-led administration in…
New Telegraph.

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