Today’s News Headline [13th October,2023]

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Hajj 2024: NAHCON pegs minimum fare deposit at N4.5m

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria and the Forum of State Executive Secretaries of Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards, Agencies, and Commissions have agreed to peg the minimum deposit for the 2024 Hajj p… 13th October 2023

Palestine envoy seeks enforcement of international law to end Israeli-Hamas war

The Palestine Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdallah Abu Shawesh, has said only proper application of international law and convention can end the Israeli-Hamas war. He said this would guarantee the sovereig… 13th October 2023

Flood sweeps teenager in Anambra

A yet-to-be-identified girl has been reportedly swept away by flood in Akwa, the Anambra State capital, following a downpour. The 13-year-old girl was attempting to rescue a wheelbarrow allegedly belo… 13th October 2023

Over 423,000 people displaced in Gaza – UN

No fewer than 423,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations said, following heavy Israeli bombardments in retaliation for Hamas’s attacks. As of late … 13th October 2023

Tinubu appoints Olukoyede as new EFCC chairman

President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, approved the appointment of Mr. Ola Olukoyede to serve as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for a renewable term of four years … 13th October 2023

FG trains Plateau farmers in crop certification

The Federal Government through the National Agricultural Seed Council on Thursday commenced training farmers and other stakeholders in quality assurance and crop certification. Speaking at the trainin… 13th October 2023

Tinubu okays over 200 emergency road repairs nationwide — Umahi

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday approved more than 260 road repairs in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. “Just yesterday (Wednesday), he (President Tinubu) … 13th October 2023

International Breweries denies contaminating Ogun communities’ water

A multinational company, International Breweries, has denied contaminating the three rivers serving as sources of drinking water to several communities in Orile-Imo, in the Obafemi-Owode area of the s… 13th October 2023

Reps confirm NDDC board, management members

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, screened and confirmed members of the Board and Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission nominated by President Bola Tinubu. The President had on… 13th October 2023

FG promises stable power supply to industrial clusters

Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Thursday, assured the industrialists around Agbara Industrial Clusters in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State that within the next four months, the p… 13th October 2023

NMA urges sustained action against diphtheria, others

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Uche Ojinmah, has urged the Federal Government to put in place a systematic pattern of prevention and action to curb disease outbreaks in the coun… 13th October 2023

FG backs $250m Nasarawa lithium battery factory

The Federal Government, on Thursday inaugurated a $250m lithium battery factory in Nasarawa State. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ganfeng Lithium Industry Limited factory in Endo commu… 13th October 2023

Bayelsa community bemoans oil spill, seeks compensation

A devastating underground oil spill from a facility belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd has occurred at Peremabiri in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa… 13th October 2023

Stay off rail tracks, LASG urges residents

As the Lagos Blue Line rail prepares to begin operations on fully electric-powered tracks on Monday, the Lagos State Government has warned residents to steer clear of the tracks as the consequences co… 13th October 2023

Lagos warns teachers against late resumption

The Lagos State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Jamiu All-Balogun, has frowned upon the late resumption of some teachers to school recently. Alli-Balogun, who paid unscheduled visit… 13th October 2023

Atiku’s evidence from Chicago irrelevant, Tinubu tells Supreme Court

President Bola Tinubu has asked the Supreme Court to discountenance his Chicago State University academic records attached by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar… 13th October 2023

Israel-Hamas: US, UK, India evacuate citizens, deaths hit 2,700

The United States, the United Kingdom, India and France are working to evacuate their citizens from Israel following the attacks by Hamas. CNN reports that India’s charter flight scheduled to land i… 13th October 2023

LPPC names 58 lawyers SAN, drops 11 professors

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee will confer the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on 58 legal practitioners out of the 69 shortlisted applicants. Our correspondent learnt that most o… 13th October 2023

Abia to spend N30bn to reconstruct Port Harcourt road Aba

Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has flagged off the reconstruction of the perennially dilapidated 6.7 kilometres of Port Harcourt Road Aba and equally gave an official completion date of 18 months. It… 13th October 2023

Forex crisis: CBN raises dollar supply, lifts ban on cement, 42 items

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said it is raising dollar supply in the foreign exchange market, just as it also lifted the ban on 43 items that were previously not qualified for forex at the official… 13th October 2023

Eko Disco promises zero downtime for customers

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, a leading and customer-centric power utility company, says it has implemented further procedures to guarantee swift response to customer complaints and power supp… 13th October 2023

Climate change largest contributor to food insecurity – FG

The Federal Government, on Thursday, said the single largest contributor to insecurity in the agricultural sector in Nigeria was climate change. It said insecurity in the North-East and other regions … 13th October 2023

Lottery firm launches gaming platform

Lottery firm, Big Chance Lotteries Management Limited, has launched a new online platform where Nigerians can play and win millions of naira in cash rewards every week. During the launch of the platfo… 13th October 2023

Explore capital market for funding, SEC DG urges private sector

The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lamido Yuguda, has urged private sector players to source for long-term financing from the capital market to fill the infrastructure gap… 13th October 2023

FG, others train 2,180 unemployed Ondo youths in agric-business

The Federal Government in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development/Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises in Niger Delta Project have trained no fewer than 2,180 unemp… 13th October 2023

SON blames fire incidences on imported cables

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria has said that most cases of fire outbreaks in Nigeria are caused by imported electrical cables. The Director General of SON, Farouk Salim, said this on Thursday, d… 13th October 2023

Contractors migrating to concrete tech in road construction

Roads continue to play the primary role as far as transport infrastructure in Nigeria is concerned and roads have a lasting impact on the economy and development, but the recent directive to introduce… 13th October 2023

FG, firm boost adoption of biofortified crops

The Federal Government in conjunction with HarvestPlus, a firm that coordinates Nigeria’s staple crop biofortification programme, have scaled up learning both at the federal and state levels to boos… 13th October 2023

HR professional launches career mentoring bootcamp

A Human Relations Consultant, Mrs Victoria Ibhawa, has launched a career mentoring boot camp for young professionals. According to a statement issued on Thursday, the initiative was launched on the pl… 13th October 2023

Abiodun lauds Gateway Bank on corporate governance, financial viability

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has commended the management of the Gateway Mortgage Bank for the remarkable transformation of the bank into a financially viable institution through impr… 13th October 2023

Former Ecobank CEO to address entrepreneurs’ summit

Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EcoBank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, will lead seasoned financial experts to address the issues affecting the small and medium enterprises in th… 13th October 2023

Neveah promotes Nigeria’s solid minerals in London

Indigenous export company, Neveah Limited, is the main sponsor of this year’s London Metal Exchange Seminar. The LME Week which kicked off in London on Monday will end on Friday. The London Metal Ex… 13th October 2023

FG to establish hardware training centres in Aba, Lagos

The Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, unveiled ambitious plans on Thursday to establish hardware training centres in pivotal tech hubs across Nigeria. Speaking… 13th October 2023

Africa’s total exports to near $1tn by 2035 – Report

Financial institution, Standard Chartered Plc, has said that the total exports from Africa will reach about $952bn by 2035 with the potential of being boosted further by about 29 per cent due to the A… 13th October 2023

Court adjourns hearing in Oando shareholders’ suit to November

The Federal High Court, Lagos Division, has adjourned the hearing in the petition filed by 14 shareholders of energy group, Oando Plc. This was revealed in a corporate notice filed by the group with t… 13th October 2023

Sterling HoldCo expands Alternative Bank’s presence in Nigeria

Sterling Financial Holdings has launched its ethical banking subsidiary, The Alternative Bank, with a simultaneous launch in three major cities across the country consisting of Lagos, Abuja, and Kano…. 13th October 2023

Complete AAK gas pipeline 2024, FG tells contractors

Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Ekperikpe Ekpo, has charged contractors handling the 614-kilometer Ajaokuta, Kaduna, Kano gas pipelines project not to default on the promised July/August 2024 c… 13th October 2023

Iron rod dealers want end to substandard products import

Iron Rods and Steel Dealers Employers Union of Nigeria has appealed to the Federal Government to stop importation of substandard steel products into the country. The union in a statement signed by its… 13th October 2023

FG grants first oil exploration licence under PIA

QNET launches two products on anniversary

Firm launches campaign to promote environmental cleanliness

‘Creative industry’s potential must be tapped for economic diversification’

LCCI decries shrinking capital into manufacturing sector

SON links poor standards to declining exports

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