Today’s News Headline [15th December, 2023]

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Six Rivers commissioners resign, Assembly factions hold parallel sittings

The Rivers State political crisis deepened further on Thursday as six commissioners loyal to ex-governor Nyesom Wike resigned from the cabinet of Governor Siminalayi Fubara. This was as the two factio… 15th December 2023

Niger gets $25,000 S’Korea grants for water projects

The  Niger State Government says it has received $25,000 in support from South Korea to rehabilitate three bi-water schemes and installation of solar-powered boreholes in the state. The Secretary to … 15th December 2023

Economic pains: Be creative, Oyo PFN tells Nigerians

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, on Thursday, urged Nigerians to be more innovative to navigate the difficulties associated with the current economic challenges facing the country. The re-electe… 15th December 2023

Extend palliatives to private schools, Ondo proprietor begs FG

A private secondary school proprietor, Mrs Florence Bammeke, has appealed to the Federal Government to extend the palliatives of the oil subsidy removal to private school owners as part of support in … 15th December 2023

Ex-president, 79 suspects detained over failed S’Leone coup

A total of 80 suspects have been named following a failed attempted coup on November 26 in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, local police have said. William Fayia Sellu, inspector general of the … 15th December 2023

Rivers lawmaker denies returning to PDP

One of the members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, Hon Tonye Smart Adoki, has debunked reports that he has retur… 15th December 2023

Edo Rep pays 10,000 indigent students WASSCE fees

Succour came the way of 10,000 indigent students in Edo State, as the member representing Etsako federal constituency of the state in the House of Representatives, Anamero Dekeri, announced free regis… 15th December 2023

Akpabio allegedly slumps after birthday colloquium

The Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, collapsed on Thursday after his 61st birthday Colloquium in Abuja. Akpabio had, after the event, slumped while seated on a chair at the Transcorp Hilton hotel w… 15th December 2023

Onasanya loses mum, FirstBank, Sanwo-Olu mourn

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the FirstBank Group have joined notable Nigerians and organisations to express condolences to the founder of The Address Homes, Dr Bisi Onasanya, on t… 15th December 2023

Ogun dry port will create 40,000 jobs – Commissioner

The Ogun State government has described the recently approved Kajola dry port as a game changer in the economy of the state, saying it will create at least 40,000 jobs for both skilled and unskilled w… 15th December 2023

Obaseki delivers UNIBEN 296th inaugural lecture

The  Chief Medical Director of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Professor Darlington Ewaen Obaseki, yesterday delivered the 296th Inaugural Lecture of the University of Benin. The inaugural… 15th December 2023

Bayelsa coastal dwellers seek laws to protect marine environment

Stakeholders at a one-day ‘Capacity Building Workshop for Human Rights Defenders’ in Yenagoa have advocated the need for communities to initiate local laws to protect the marine environment and th… 15th December 2023

Oborevwori’s aide lauds journalists on professionalism

The Executive Assistant on Media to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State, Mr Norbert Chiazor, has lauded journalists’ professionalism in reporting the developmental trajectory of the state gov… 15th December 2023

Nigeria, second highest contributor to $26bn cigarette butt pollution – Report

Nigeria is Africa’s second highest contributor to the US$26bn global costs of environmental pollution caused by plastics in cigarette butts and packaging every year. This is according to data analys… 15th December 2023

Kaduna bombing: NGF demands probe, group warns troublemakers

The Nigeria Governors Forum has called for thorough investigations into the accidental drone attacks at Tudun Biri, Igabi Local Government, Kaduna State, which killed over 100 persons. The Chairman of… 15th December 2023

NG-CARES: 2,219 Edo awardees get N645m grants in two years

A total sum of N645 million grant has been distributed to 2,219 beneficiaries across the three senatorial districts of Edo State in the last two years under the NG-CARES programme, by the Edo State go… 15th December 2023

Delta LG gives Okere-Urhobo ultimatum to resolve youth leadership crisis

Warri South Local Government Area on Delta State has given families in Okere-Urhobo kingdom one-week ultimatum to settle amicably the crisis rocking the youth leadership in the kingdom. South-South PU… 15th December 2023

Foreign students with low grades risk deportation – UK

The United Kingdom Migration Advisory Committee has said foreign students on two-year graduate visas who fail to achieve high grades may be barred from staying in the UK. According to The Telegraph, t… 15th December 2023

Controversies, events that shaped entertainment industry in 2023

In 2023, the Nigerian entertainment scene witnessed a flurry of headlines that ranged from delightful to perplexing, leaving fans in awe. The year unfolded a mix of good, bad, and sensational news, ca… 15th December 2023

Lagos eSports gamers attempt world record

Six persons will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent playing an eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer game in Lagos. Kolade Daniel, Fifehanmi Oladimeji, Emmanuel Awe, … 15th December 2023

Africa Prudential upgrades office building

Africa Prudential, a leading pan-African shares registrations, and business solutions provider, has launched its newly renovated and upgraded office building. The firm said this marked a transformativ… 15th December 2023

Retirees contributions vital for growth, says ARCON

The President, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria, Dipo Ajayi, has said that the contributions of retirees to development should be recognised. In a statement, he spoke during the send-forth c… 15th December 2023

SEC shuts firm over illegal investments

The Securities Exchange Commission says it has sealed the premises of Ready Finance Investors Limited for engaging in illegal investment and other capital market activities. The commission in a statem… 15th December 2023

WTC advises businesses on innovation to overcome challenges

The Vice President of the World Trade Centre, Abuja, Mr Karim Ahmed, has said innovative solutions are needed to overcome challenging economic situations affecting business operations in the country. … 15th December 2023

FoodCo urges retail operators to embrace innovation

The Head of Innovation, Growth and Business Transformation in FoodCo Nigeria, Funmi Aiyepeku, has advised modern retail operators to embrace innovation in their operations to meet the teeming demand f… 15th December 2023

Industry minister urges CEOs on leadership qualities

The Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr Doris Uzoka-Anite, has urged 15 new chief executive officers of various parastatals and agencies under it on leadership qualities. Uzoka-Anit gave t… 15th December 2023

Dangote expresses commitment to CSR

The Management of Dangote Cement Plc, Ibeshe Plant, Ogun State, has reiterated its commitment to the wellbeing and development of the people, through intentional empowerment programmes that are pivota… 15th December 2023

Regenesys Business School marks 25th anniversary

The Regenesys Business School has marked the 25th anniversary of its establishment. At the event held at the Victoria Island Office in Lagos,  the chairman of Regenesys, Dr. Marko Saravanja, emphasis… 15th December 2023

Entrepreneurs urged to join business associations

The Executive Director of Financial Services Innovations, Dr. Aituaz Kola-Oladejo, has urged that small-scale and medium-sized business owners to join business associations to enhance their knowledge … 15th December 2023

Investors gain N86bn on positive market sentiment

The pattern of positive trading on the Nigerian Exchange Limited entered the fifth day on Thursday resulting in N86bn gain for investors. The NGX has been trading positive since Friday and has sustain… 15th December 2023

Women bankers eye more leadership positions

The Association of Professional Women Bankers, has revealed a desire to see more women occupy leadership positions in the financial landscape of Nigeria. APWB, President, Mrs Funke Ladimeji, made this… 15th December 2023

Aviation agencies: 50 directors sacked, EFCC grills NCAA chiefs

The Federal Government has sacked all the directors of aviation agencies in the Ministry of Aviation Aerospace Development, barely 24 hours after President Bola TInubu fired the heads of five aviation… 15th December 2023

32 states budget N14tn for roads, health, others

Thirty-two of the thirty-six state governments of the federation have budgeted N14.13tn for the construction of roads, health and education projects, payment of salaries and other recurrent and capita… 15th December 2023

N’Assembly probes $496m Itakpe Iron Ore judgment payment

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Steel Development on Thursday passed a resolution to probe the $496m paid by the Federal Government to an Indian firm that failed to revitalise the Itakpe Iron… 15th December 2023

Jumia Food to exit Nigeria by end of 2023

Jumia will cease operations for its food delivery service, Jumia Food, in all of its operational countries, which include Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Uganda, and Algeria by the end …

Six Rivers commissioners resign, Assembly factions hold parallel sittings

Fuel price: Reject W’Bank N750/litre proposal, NLC warns FG

Immigration probes alleged extortion of US-based lecturer

Ex-president, 79 suspects detained over failed S’Leone coup

Kidnappers return to Lagos, abduct two, demand N500m ransom

Foreign students with low grades risk deportation – UK

Immigration probes alleged extortion of US-based lecturer

Bank robbery: Fish out perpetrators, Oyebanji tells security agencies

Mother knocks Niger police for detaining 10-year-old son

Yuletide: Police beef up security in Imo communities

OAU cautions students on using Okada

Kidnappers return to Lagos, abduct two, demand N500m ransom

Lagos worker arraigned for betting with employer’s money

12 die, 30 injured in Plateau truck crash

Lagos CP vows to tackle traffic robbery, kidnapping


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