Today’s News Headlines [11th October,2023]

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Adamawa Assembly probes recurring boat accidents

The Adamawa State House of Assembly has constituted a seven-member committee to investigate the recent boat accidents that claimed 26 lives in the Yola South and Fufore Local Government Areas of the s… 11th October 2023

Insurgency: CDS visits troops, says military will restore peace

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, on Tuesday, reiterated the resolve of the military to root out insurgency from the North-East and restore peace across the country. The CDS, who was … 11th October 2023

FCTA impounds 69 vehicles, vows owners’ prosecution

The Security Task Force of the Federal Capital Territory Administration says it has impounded 69 commercial vehicles for a range of offences, such as wrongful parking, rickety vehicles and the failure… 11th October 2023

Police launch manhunt as gunmen abduct Nasarawa varsity students

The Nasarawa State Police Command, on Tuesday, confirmed the invasion of a community in the Keffi Local Government Area of the state by gunmen, where four students of the state’s university were kid… 11th October 2023

Senate condemns N2.3tn oil theft, probes security agents

The Senate has ordered a comprehensive probe into the activities of security forces and organised groups employing sophisticated techniques to steal crude oil in the country. This decision was prompte… 11th October 2023

Senate wants social investment programme under President’s supervision

The Senate, on Tuesday, commenced the process of amending the National Social Investment Programme Agency Act of 2023. The bill, which was introduced by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, seeks to relocate the… 11th October 2023

Army general jailed seven years, ordered to refund N3.7bn

A Nigerian Army special court martial sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, convicted a former Group Managing Director, Nigerian Army Properties Limited, Maj. Gen. Umaru Mohammed, of corruption and sentenced … 11th October 2023

NECO indicts 93 schools for cheating, blacklists 52 supervisors

The National Examinations Council, on Tuesday, released the results of the 2023 Internal Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination with a record of 61.60 per cent of candidates scoring five cred… 11th October 2023

Flood kills 45, displaces 171,545 persons in 13 states – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency said, on Tuesday, that 13 states have experienced flooding flooding the release of water from Lagdo Dam by the Cameroonian authorities. The News Agency of Nige… 11th October 2023

Adeleke relaxes curfew in warring Osun communities

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday, relaxed the 24-hour curfew he imposed on Irepodun and Orolu local government areas following deadly communal clashes. The state Commissioner for Infor… 11th October 2023

Nigeria needs US mentorship on democracy, says Akpabio

The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has called for deeper collaborations between Nigeria and the United States. He made the call while addressing a delegation from the American emba… 11th October 2023

Leaders, followers to blame for Nigeria’s woes – Foursquare GO

The General Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev. Sam Aboyeji, says both the leaders and followers are to blame for the challenges confronting Nigeria. While stressing the need for a secure and sta… 11th October 2023

Senate demands more military presence in Niger

Following the incessant banditry attacks and insecurity in Niger State, the Senate has called for more military presence in the state. The Senate, on Tuesday, also raised the alarm over an impending f… 11th October 2023

NCPC suspends pilgrimage to Israel, Lagos contingent returns

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, on Tuesday, announced the suspension of all pilgrimages to Israel and Jordan as a result of the ongoing war between Israelis and Hamas. The Head of Operatio… 11th October 2023

Katsina launches security corps, deploys 770 patrol vans, motorcycles

The Katsina State Government, on Tuesday, deployed 1,466 newly-trained community watch corps officers to seven frontline local government areas of the state to tackle security challenges along with co… 11th October 2023

Zamfara, Ogun, two others battling highest cholera burden – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has identified Zamfara, Cross River, Adamawa, and Ogun as the states with the highest number of cholera cases in the country. The  NCDC’s Incid… 11th October 2023

Aiyedatiwa loses suit against Ondo Assembly, launches appeal

An Ondo State High Court in Akure, on Tuesday, dismissed a suit filed by the state Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to stop the move by the Ondo State House of Assembly to impeach him. Justice O…. 11th October 2023

Lagos boosts land use charge billing with tech

The Lagos State Government says it is set to adopt a state-of-the-art Geographic Information System for mapping and identification of properties to provide an efficient and improved system in the bill… 11th October 2023

Sanwo-Olu swears in Head of Service

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, swore in Mr Olabode Agoro as the 22nd Head of Civil Service of the State. Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony, which was held at the Lagos… 11th October 2023

Lagos, NiDCOM plan homecoming for diaspora community

Fourth Door of Return, an event where hundreds of Africans in the diaspora are expected to return to their motherland, will be held in Badagry, Lagos State, on Saturday, October 21. The event, which w… 11th October 2023


FBN Holdings to raise N139bn by Rights Issue

FBN Holdings Plc has sought the approval of the Nigerian Exchange Limited to raise N139bn in additional capital through a Rights Issue. This was revealed in a notice to Trading License Holders by the … 11th October 2023

ILO lauds new framework against workplace hazards

Under a new Global Framework, some of the most harmful chemicals used in the working environment will be phased out. The International Labour Organisation has welcomed the adoption of a new Global Fra… 11th October 2023

Govt woos airline operators on partnership

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has stated that the Federal Government is ready to partner and support the Airline Operators of Nigeria once they are ready to raise … 11th October 2023

EV assembly plant to commence operations in Lagos

In a significant development for Nigeria’s automotive landscape, American electric vehicle manufacturer Saglev, has revealed plans to commence operations at its advanced EV assembly plant in Lagos, … 11th October 2023

Informal sector workers demand social protection

Henry Falaiye The Federation of Informal Workers of Nigeria has canvassed for social protection for informal workers, noting that over 90 per cent of Nigerians are engaged in the sector. The call was … 11th October 2023

Ingryd Academy empowers 1,000 tech professionals

In a significant move towards fostering technological innovation and nurturing young talent, Ingryd Academy, a tech talent hub has launched a scholarship programme focused on empowering 1,000 aspiring… 11th October 2023

FGN lists additional 11.70bn units of bonds on NGX

The Federal Government of Nigeria has listed 11,702,998,918 additional units of its bonds for January to September 2023 on the Nigerian Exchange Limited on Tuesday. This was revealed by the regulatory… 11th October 2023

Reviving Nigeria’s power sector through tech, partnership

The Federal Ministry of Power and stakeholders in the energy industry have highlighted the deployment of collaboration technology and investment as solution to Nigeria’s electricity challenges, OPEO… 11th October 2023

Rack Centre empowers artisans on ICT

Rack Centre, West Africa’s Best-connected Carrier, and Cloud neutral data centre, says it has launched a sustainability initiative to train artisans from its host community to be involved in the bui… 11th October 2023

Automotive institute plans training for automechanics

The President of the Automobiles and Road Safety Initiative, Samuel Oriowo, has announced plans on Monday to launch automechanics training at the West African Automotive Institute. Speaking at a press… 11th October 2023

Stakeholders seek equal opportunities for Nigerian workforce

Experts have advocated for inequality reduction and social justice to intensify efforts in addressing inequalities in the country. According to them, reducing inequality and fostering social justice w… 11th October 2023

Broker launches initiative to boost financial literacy

A financial wellness Educator and the Chief Executive Officer of OlerOladele, a financial wellness company and social enterprise, Ola Oladele has launched an initiative “The Big 3” to support entr… 11th October 2023

Auto operators urge FG to explore electric vehicle option

Despite the current focus of the Federal Government on Compressed Natural Gas vehicles due to economic concerns, automotive industry insiders remain optimistic about Nigeria’s electric vehicle futur… 11th October 2023

Nigerian Breweries’ director resigns

Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the resignation of Mrs. Yeliz Yedikardesler, from her position on the Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director as of October 6, 2023. The Company Secretary, … 11th October 2023

Almond Insurance commences voting for industry award nominees

The panel of judges for the Almond Insurance Industry Awards, led by Prisca Soares, has revealed the nominees for the 2023 edition of the awards. The Chairman, Soares, during a press conference in Lag… 11th October 2023

Lagos is expanding tax net to boost IGR – Special adviser

The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Taxation and Revenue, Mr Abdul-Kabir Ogungbo, has said the state plans to expand the tax net by bringing new tax payers into the system, and not overburd… 11th October 2023

ETF’s profit declines by 41% to $1.52m

Exchange Traded Fund, NewGold, has reported a decline of 41 per cent in its total comprehensive income for the period ended September 30, 2023 to $1.52m from $2.60m as of March end. This was revealed … 11th October 2023

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