Today’s News Headline [5th December, 2023]

Let’s make Nigeria medical tourist destination, says FG

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has met with Nigerian nurses and midwives practising in the United Kingdom, calling for collaboration to make Nigeria “a medical t… 5th December 2023

Lagos committed to maritime sector growth – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, stated that as part of strategies to actualise the agenda of making Lagos a 21st-century economy, his administration is committed to providing an enabling envir… 5th December 2023 y

Canadian team still probing embassy fire – Spokesman

The Canadian High Commission in Nigeria on Monday said its investigative team and relevant Nigerian authorities are still probing the November 6 fire incident at its Abuja office, which claimed two li… 5th December 2023 y

Underage voters: Court orders INEC officials’ arrest, register clean-up

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to fish out its officials involved in the registration of underage persons during the continuous voters’ reg… 5th December 2023 y

Villagers flee five Borno communities over B’Haram threat

About 2,000 residents in eight communities of the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State have so far fled to Benishek, the headquarters of the LGA, following a quit notice served to them by suspect… 5th December 2023 y

Business owners sue Enugu gov over demolition

Eleven residents and businesses in Enugu State have dragged Governor Peter Mbah to court over his plans to demolish their businesses, properties, and homes which were leased to them by the Nigerian Ra… 5th December 2023

Stakeholders seek Rivers Assembly takeover by N’Assembly

The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, on Monday, ordered that a suit seeking the National Assembly takeover of legislative functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly be transferred to its Abuj… 5th December 2023 y

PUNCH holds webinar on gender-based violence

The PUNCH Media Foundation says it is organising a webinar on gender-based violence in commemoration of the 2023 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The webinar, tagged �… 5th December 2023

Govt diverts traffic to check highway bridge

The Lagos State Government has announced that traffic will be diverted at the Iyana-Isolo overhead bridge between 7 am and 9 am on Sunday, December 10, 2023. The diversion is to enable the Federal Min… 5th December 2023

Physical planning ministry gets RRS security backup

The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development is collaborating with the Rapid Response Squad for adequate security backup in its enforcement activities. This new partnership was … 5th December 2023 y

366 B’Haram terrorists convicted, four financiers jailed – AGF

The Federal High Court sitting in Dawaki, Abuja, on Monday, convicted four Boko Haram financiers. They are Modu Aisami, Zana Zarama, Umar Mohammed, and Bunu Kame. The office of the Attorney General of… 5th December 2023 y

Family panics as 13-year-old schoolgirl disappears in Lagos

The family of a 13-year-old schoolgirl, Miracle Adereti, has called on the police to locate the whereabouts of their daughter who was kidnapped by an unknown gang in the Ikotun area of Lagos State. Mi… 5th December 2023 y

Tinubu confirms Immigration CG’s appointment

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Adepoju Wura-Ola as the substantive Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service. Wura-Ola has been in an acting capacity since  June 1… 5th December 2023 y

Osun will address court workers’ complaints – Deputy gov

Osun State Government has assured the leadership of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria in the state that its demands would be attended to in due course. The assurance was given on Monday by the Depu… 5th December 2023

Hypertension patients highest in S’East – Nigerian Hypertension Society

The Nigerian Hypertension Society on Monday said the South-East geopolitical zone bears the highest burden of hypertension in the country. The President of the NHS, Prof Ayodele Omotoso, made this kno… 5th December 2023

Ogun gifts PWDs relief materials

The Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Ogun State has given out wheelchairs, crutches, white canes, and sewing machines, among others to people living with disabilities in the state. Th… 5th December 2023

RRIN medical outreach

As part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, the Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria has performed 200 free cataract surgery for members of communities in the Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area… 5th December 2023

TETfund  inaugurates 70 projects in 11 states

The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Mr. Sonny Echono, has said in the outgoing year 2023, over 70 projects spread across 17 tertiary institutions in 11 states across the country ha… 5th December 2023

5th December 2023

Minister warns health workers against leakage of patients’ information

COVID19 funds: Reps to track N60bn FERMA projects

Rule of law abuse must stop, says NSCDC CG

Shutting firms over corruption probe hurts economy – EFCC chair

2,000 workers’ November salaries withheld over IPPIS irregularities


Polaris Bank joins PAPPS for cross-border payment

Polaris Bank has announced its onboarding to the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System to ease cross-border trade and payments for its existing and potential customers. This was revealed in a stat… 5th December 2023

‘SMEs spend $14m on diesel yearly’

The Chief Executive Officer of Global Innovation Learning Lab, Agwu Amogu, has said that an African Development Bank report estimates that Small and Medium-scale Enterprises spend around $14m every ye… 5th December 2023 y

LIRS, firm launch tax awareness programme

DKK Nigeria in partnership with Lagos Internal Revenue Service has unveiled Tax Trybe, an initiative in tax education. According to a statement, the programme marked the commencement of tax club activ… 5th December 2023 y

Africa must play key role in climate change talks — Elumelu

Africa must play a key role in global climate conversations as meaningful participants, the Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Group. Chairman, United Bank of Africa, Tony Elumelu, has said. He … 5th December 2023 y

Funding 422 delegates to COP28 wasteful, opposition tells FG

The Federal Government on Monday clarified that it funded 422 delegates to the ongoing climate summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference is the 28th ed… 5th December 2023 y

El-Rufai floats $100m firm, company begins operation January

Former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday, announced that his venture capital/private equity firm, Afri-Venture Capital Company Limited, will begin operations in 2024. In a post on X, El… 4th December 2023

Emefiele: US group alleges human rights violation

Budget: House plans FRC Act amendment

Falcon Corporation secures N19.4bn facility for LPG project

NIDCOM, Pelican urge diasporan Nigerians to invest locally

BUA Cement, Lafarge drag NGX capitalisation to N259bn loss

New vessels will reduce carbon emissions – PTML


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