Today’s News Headline [16th October,2023]

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Akpabio promises Senate intervention in Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road reconstruction

The entourage of the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and that of Governor Dapo Abiodun were over the weekend held in traffic for three hours on the dilapidated Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta. Abiodun …16th October 2023

NUT condemns overpopulation in state schools, lambast govs

There is anger over the condition of public primary and secondary schools, many of which are over-populated due to the failure of state governors to expand basic education facilities in their states. …16th October 2023

Editors invite Tinubu to discuss economic crisis at Uyo conference

The Nigerian Guild of Editors will interrogate the nation’s economy at its 19th Annual Conference scheduled for between November 14 and 18, 2023 at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. According to a  statement o…16th October 2023

Give us more palliatives, Lagos PWDs tell Sanwo-Olu

The Chairman of the Nigerian Association of the Blind, Lagos State Chapter, Lukman Salami, says the association members were only provided with 10 palliative packs by the Lagos State Government. He st…16th October 2023

Ogun govt, PDP bicker over palliatives distribution

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State has urged Governor Dapo Abiodun to take responsibility for the failure recorded in the distribution of rice, rolled out as palliative to cushion t…16th October 2023

Kogi LP receives NNPP defectors

As the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State draws closer, the New Nigeria People’s Party has collapsed its structure for the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Adejoh Okeme. No f…16th October 2023

Tinubu swears in new ministers as FEC meets today

President Bola Tinubu will today (Monday) swear in three additional ministers into his 48-person cabinet, The PUNCH has learned. A senior official in the Presidency, who did not want his name mentione…16th October 2023

Benue community laments as suspected herders kill three

Three people have been reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be armed herdsmen at Imatom village in the Logo Local Government Area of Benue State. A community leader, Anawa Joseph, who said the inc…16th October 2023

Israeli-Hamas: Pope, China, UK demand end to civilian casualties

Pope Francis on Sunday renewed his calls for Hamas to release Israeli hostages and for Israel to spare Gaza civilians amid the ongoing warfare. “I continue to follow with great sorrow what is happen…16th October 2023

FG may spend N3.27tn on palliatives, loans

The total spending by the Federal Government on palliatives and loans to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal may hit N3.27tn, findings by The PUNCH have shown. The palliatives and loans wer…16th October 2023

12,000 foreigners sought asylum in Nigeria Jan-Aug – Report

No fewer than 6,064 foreign nationals, mostly children, sought asylum in Nigeria between January and August 2023, The PUNCH has learnt. Data obtained from the United Nations Human Rights Council, Nige…16th October 2023

Contractors seek probe of illegal crude loading point

Oil assets surveillance contractors said they uncovered a crude oil tapping point in Ogbonga, Oloma community in the Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State and urged the security agencies to imme…16th October 2023

Soludo, Cardinal Okpaleke, ex-students honour 90-year-old retired teacher

The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo; the Bishop of Ekwulobia, Peter Ebere Cardinal Okpaleke, and other former students on Sunday celebrated their ex-teacher,  Chief T.N. Ezenwaka, who j…16th October 2023

Fayemi to discuss Africa’s global direction

A former governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been named speaker at the annual lecture of the Society for International Relations Awareness, holding  on Wednesday, October 18, in Abuja. A s…16th October 2023

Drive against traffic, forfeit vehicle, Lagos warns motorists

The Lagos State Government, through the Special Offences (Mobile) Court, has warned motorists against violating the traffic law of the state or be ready to face the consequences of their actions under…16th October 2023

Group alleges duplication of N1.8tn coastal highway contract

Stakeholders in the Niger Delta have called on President Bola Tinubu to, as a matter of urgency, suspend the N1.8tn Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project. The stakeholders, under the aegis of the Nige…16th October 2023

Education firms partner to boost foreign admissions

Two international education organisation offering student placement abroad, IDP and Intake Education, have partnered to boost international education services in Nigeria. In a statement made available…16th October 2023

Ado poly celebrates minister-designate

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti and its alumni association have hailed President Bola Tinubu for the nomination of product of the institution, Ayodele Olawande, as a minister. The Rector, Dr Temito…16th October 2023

IDPs in Kwara get FG palliatives

The Federal Government, on Saturday, distributed foodstuffs to internally displaced persons resident in Kwara State. The food items distributed included rice, garri, semo, spaghetti, vegetable oil and…16th October 2023

LASG orders motorists to vacate bridges

The Lagos State Government, on Sunday, issued a seven-day vacation order to motorists and commercial bus drivers operating on top of bridges across the state, from Monday, October 16, 2023. According …16th October 2023


Establish tax club, CITN tells varsities, polys

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria has urged tertiary institutions in Nigeria to inaugurate tax associations in relevant departments, in order to expose students in the country to opportun…16th October 2023

24 million Nigerians homeless – Report

Nigeria has the world’s greatest number of homeless people. Within the nation, 24 million people don’t have homes, data from World Population Review has reported. According to the report, Nigeria …16th October 2023

Land reforms will unlock $300bn dormant capital – Minister

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to unlock over $300bn ‘dead’ capital in the housing sector through a series of reforms in land administration and collaborations with stakeholders. The M…16th October 2023

Commissioner blames building collapse on defective structural designs

The newly appointed Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Lagos State, Dr. Oluyinka Olumide, has said defective structural designs are major reasons for buildings collapse in the s…16th October 2023

Building collapse: SON calls for stiffer penalty on offenders

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria has advocated for stricter punishments for those responsible for building collapses in the country. The building regulatory body made this call at a media parley h…16th October 2023

First Ally appoints new group executive directors

First Ally Capital Limited, an investment banking Group, has announced the appointment of Mrs Olumayowa Ogunwemimo and Mr Tolu Osinibi as group executive directors. In a statement issued by the firm, …16th October 2023

Naira under pressure, Nigeria may seek dollar loan –IMF

Data deficiency causing Nigeria’s housing crisis – Stakeholders

Dangote Sugar employs 7,000 Nigerian youths yearly, says Dan-Musa

NUPRC grants RusselSmith license for 3D solution

Rida Nigeria to launch helicopter taxi service

Firm launches raffle draw to boost land ownership


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