Today’s News Headlines [ 13th December, 2023]

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Wanted bandit leader, Kachalla, feared killed in military strikes

Ondo crisis: Deputy takes over as Akeredolu returns to Germany for treatment

APC tackles Adeleke over food poisoning in school

Prioritise national interest, Jonathan tells politicians

Assembly asks Adeleke to raise judges’ retirement age

Lagos gets new police commissioner

‘Distiller committed to culture promotion’

The producer of Eagles Aromatic Schnapps, Intercontinental Distillers Limited, has restated its commitment to promote local culture of its host communities through its support for annual festivals. Th… 13th December 2023

500-level student dies, three injured in OAU road crash

A final year student in the Department of Agric/Economics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Chisom Nwankwo, on Tuesday, lost her life in an accident that occurred on the campus o… 13th December 2023

Obi visits Kaduna bomb victims, donates N5m

The Labour party presidential Candidate in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, on Tuesday, visited Kaduna to commiserate with victims of the accidental bomb at Tudun Biri in the Igabi Local Governm… 13th December 2023

ACF removes ex-minister, Aduku, as chairman

The pan-northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, has removed a former Minister of State for Health under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Gabriel Aduku, as its National Ch… 13th December 2023

Powerful Nigerians behind illegal mining, insecurity – Alake

The Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, has blamed unnamed ‘powerful Nigerians’ for the illegal mining activities and acts of terrorism going on in different parts of the country. Alake made t… 13th December 2023

NAFDAC holds 10 over adulteration, threatens Aba market shutdown

Ten suspects in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State are in the net of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control over adulterated beverages as the agency shut down the Cemeter… 13th December 2023

Ogun monarch seeks indigenes’ support

The Oru of Imoru-Ijebu in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba  Adeposi Bashorun, has urged prominent indigenes of the area to contribute to its development.  The oba gave this advi… 13th December 2023

CSOs list causes of malaria surge in North

The Civil Society for Malaria Control, Immunisation and Nutrition has identified the  dysfunctional state of health facilities as one of many obstacles hindering malaria eradication in the North and … 13th December 2023

Sanwo-Olu promises police 300 operational vehicles

The Lagos State Government has promised to donate 300 operational vehicles to the security apparatus in the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the pledge on Tuesday at the 17th Annual Town Hall M… 13th December 2023

Group urges govt to fix collapsed bridge

Activists under the platform of the Joint Action for Good Governance have petitioned Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State over the collapsed Alapere Estate pedestrian bridge in the Ketu area of … 13th December 2023

Lagos positioning MSMEs for AfCFTA benefits – Gov

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, said the government was positioning Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises to take advantage of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area. The g… 13th December 2023

Taraba capital water crisis persists after N7.9bn AfDB loan

Mrs Victoria Yavoro a resident of Kpantinapo on the outskirts of Jalingo has disclosed to Arewa PUNCH how she keeps vigil while waiting for her turn to scoop out water from a natural pound in the area… 13th December 2023

North laments dearth of specialists, workers in health sector

Unless something urgent is done, the healthcare system of 10 states out of the 19 northern states will collapse due to the sharp deficit of medical doctors and other auxilliary health workers, Arewa P… 13th December 2023

Bauchi ex-CAN chairman advocates power shift to youth

A former Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Bauchi State chapter, Rev. Joshua Ray-Maina, has described Nigeria as a country that is “sinking,” and thus advised that urgent steps m… 13th December 2023

Kwara civil servants decry November palliative stipend’s delay

Civil servants and pensioners in Kwara State have expressed concern over the state government’s decision not to pay their monthly N10,000 palliative allowance. The state Governor, Mallam AbdulRaman … 13th December 2023

Fear grips Nasarawa varsity students, residents over serial kidnappings

There is palpable fear and tension in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State following the persistent kidnapping of the university students by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Recently, students of… 13th December 2023

NG-CARES empowers 400 Gombe COVID-19 victims

No fewer than 400 beneficiaries on Tuesday were empowered out of poverty under the Nigeria Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus in Gombe State.Arewa PUNCH findings disclosed that the benefic… 13th December 2023

48-year-old Kwara hotel stirs controversy between govt, PDP

Kwara Hotels established by the state government 48 years ago is now a subject of disagreement between the state government under the control of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the main oppos… 13th December 2023

Amnesty programme graduates 20 aircraft engineers

The last batch of 20 Aircraft Maintenance engineers under the Presidential Amnesty Programme  Aviation Resuscitation Programme have graduated from the Leadstream Aviation Academy, Lagos. Mr Freston A… 13th December 2023

FG probes use of foreign prisoners as construction workers

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has ordered an investigation into claims that foreign prisoners are being sent to Nigeria to work for some firms. The claim was made last week by the Chai… 13th December 2023


Investors gain N130bn amid moderation in trade volume, deals

Shareholders stop PZ Cussons capital reduction plans

Parthian Partners foresee NNPCL, Dangote refinery capital market listing

MSMEs laud Polaris Bank over fashion initiative

CIBN, FCMB reward Nigerians for honesty

First Registrars CEO gets CIS fellowship

New tower ownership won’t cause network disruption — MTN

MTN Nigeria has said the lease of its 2,500 towers to American Tower Corporation would not cause network disruption in the country. This is as the firm stated that its award of tower contract to ATC f… 13th December 2023

Inland waterways stakeholders to promote decent workplace

The International Labour Organisation has stated that stakeholders in the inland waterways sector have agreed to promote a decent workplace. ILO stated in a release that this was part of the fallout o… 13th December 2023

Ethiopian Aviation University graduates 627

Ethiopian Aviation University, the largest aviation centre of excellence in Africa, has graduated  627 aviation professionals. The institution disclosed in a release that the graduates were trainees … 13th December 2023

Real estate growth slows as operators shun capital market

The equity market serves as an indicator of a country’s economic health. It provides companies with a way to raise capital and for investors to participate in various sectors’ growth. Real estate … 13th December 2023

FG projects 280,000 jobs for auto sector

Nigeria is projecting the automobile industry to contribute 25 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product and create 280,000 job opportunities. Those were articulated in the National Automotiv… 13th December 2023

Haulage industry grappling with soaring costs, others – Operators

Operators in the haulage industry have lamented that the industry was grappling with soaring operational costs due to bad roads and security challenges. They stated this during the 2023 Haulage and Lo… 13th December 2023

Mikano partners Chinese automaker, Changan

Mikano Motors has sealed a strategic partnership with Changan Automobile to bring its vehicles to the Nigerian market. This was disclosed by the Chairman of Mikano International, Mofid Karameh, during… 13th December 2023

NiMet, WMO train 16 countries in weather forecasting

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organisation, has trained 17 participants from 16 countries in the early warning system. The Director General of NiMe… 13th December 2023

Toyota Nigeria launches auto maintenance products

Toyota Nigeria Limited has introduced a range of products in a bid to promote automotive maintenance standards. The products that were unveiled recently in Lagos include advanced cleaning and protecti… 13th December 2023

Lawmaker restates commitment to constituency’s growth

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and Senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District, Olamilekan Adeola, has restated commitment to the growth and development of the constitue… 13th December 2023

IDL rewards distributors

A player in the Nigerian wine and spirit industry, Intercontinental Distillers Limited, has rewarded its loyal distributors for the last business year. In a statement, the company also relaunched the … 13th December 2023

Customers opt for epayments as naira shortage lingers

More customers are opting for electronic means of payment as naira scarcity worsens, findings by The PUNCH have revealed. Some bank customers and PoS operators who spoke to The PUNCH said there was an… 13th December 2023

Alert MfB gets CBN nod on state licence

Alert Microfinance Bank, a Central Bank of Nigeria’s licensed deposit taking institution, says it has got a state licence approval from the banking regulator. It said in a statement that this achiev… 13th December 2023

Professionals’ input vital to tax reform – CITN

The President, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Mr Samuel Agbeluyi, has urged the professionals and fellows of the institute to actively contribute to tax reforms for the country’s develo… 13th December 2023

Lagos commissioner advises transporters on safety

The Lagos State Commissioner of Transportation, Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi, has urged players in the transportation industry to view safety as an investment that fosters a thriving and progressive society. … 13th December 2023

Ogun Customs generates over N4bn in two months

The Ogun State Area ll Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said it generated N4.63bn revenue between September and October 2023. This figure represented 24.8 per cent surge compared to the corr… 13th December 2023

Senate condemns trade ministry over N1bn Geneva trip

The Senate Committee on Trade and Industry on Tuesday condemned the alleged allocation of N1bn for a foreign trip to Geneva, Switzerland, by the Ministry of Trade and Investment. Members of the panel … 13th December 2023

Jet Aviation trains senior military officials in finance

Jet Aviation Consults, a training and capacity-building company, has trained senior staffers of the Ministry of Defence working at the Nigerian Army Establishment in Financial Management. The Managing… 13th December 2023

FG plans sale of 40% stake in Discos, others

The Bureau of Public Enterprises has said that it intends to sell remaining 40 per cent shares of the government in electricity distribution companies on the capital market in 2024. It said the BPE ma… 13th December 2023

Rising unemployment worries NECA

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association has expressed worry over the rising unemployment rate in the country. In a release, the Director-General of NECA, Adewale-Smatt Oyerinde, noted the co… 13th December 2023

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