Today’s News Headlines [14th December,2023]

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Yuletide: Enugu police warn travellers against night trips

As the yuletide approaches, the Public Relations Officer of the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, has advised travellers and other Nigerians to plan for the season’s travels and expendi… 14th December 2023

Chinese mourners use AI to digitally resurrect dead

At a quiet cemetery in eastern China, bereaved father Seakoo Wu pulls out his phone, places it on a gravestone and plays a recording of his son. They are words that the late student never spoke, but b… 14th December 2023

A’Ibom Rep awards indigent students N50,000 grant

No fewer than 80 tertiary institution students from Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State have been paid a sum of N50,000 each by the lawmaker representing the constituency, Cleme… 14th December 2023

Shettima, Makinde, others to grace Ajimobi’s posthumous birthday

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, alongside the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; and the Olubad… 14th December 2023

Ekiti seals four banks, others over environmental offences

The Ekiti State Government, on Wednesday, sealed the premises of four second-generation banks in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, over violation of Environmental Impact Assessment Laws. The state Environ… 14th December 2023

Anambra community protests death of five in revenue collectors’ invasion

Landlords and residents of Okpoko community in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State said they were presently living in fear over incessant midnight raids on their homes, allegedly by operativ… 14th December 2023

Lagos open to foreign investment, says commissioner

the Lagos State Government, on Wednesday, expressed its readiness to collaborate with willing foreign investors to boost the economy of the state. The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resour… 14th December 2023

Lagos govt meets religious leaders over noise pollution

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, on Wednesday, met with leaders of religious institutions in a bid to discuss ways of curtailing noise pollution from worship centres. The meeting, whic… 14th December 2023

Sanwo-Olu presents N2.2tn budget, targets N1.2tn IGR

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, presented a budget estimate of N2.2tn for the 2024 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. The budget, tagged “Budget of Renewal,�… 14th December 2023

Two-year-old boy killed by NDLEA buried in Delta

Ivan Omhonria, a two-year-old boy who was killed by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Delta State, has been buried. The PUNCH reports that the two-year-old was killed by a stra… 14th December 2023

Kebbi gov buys 26 vehicles for commissioners

The Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, on Wednesday, gave out 26 vehicles to his commissioners drawn from 21 local government areas of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor, … 14th December 2023

Over 120,000 Borno refugees stranded in Niger Republic – Zulum

The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, said, on Wednesday, that the closure of the Nigeria-Niger Republic border by the Federal Government had stalled the efforts to repatriate over 120,00… 14th December 2023

Obaseki, Damagum, others bid PDP women leader farewell

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, and the acting National Chairman of the People Democratic Party, Umar Damagum paid tributes to the late party Woman Leader, Professor… 14th December 2023

Supporters hail Aiyedatiwa’s return to Ondo

The Ondo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, confirmed the receipt of a letter from Governor Rotimi Akeredolu transmitting power to his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as he (Akeredolu), returns to Germa… 14th December 2023

Olaopa vows end to civil service job racketeering

The newly sworn-in Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Prof. Tunji Olaopa, on Wednesday, vowed to make a scapegoat of job racketeers and those engaged in other corrupt practices in the f… 14th December 2023

Defence minister pledges end to insecurity, seeks better funding

The Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru, has assured Nigerians that the war against insecurity will come to an end if the various security agencies get the required support from the government and th… 14th December 2023

N30bn compensation: Order freezing kano accounts illegal, says AG

The Kano State Government, on Wednesday, described as fraudulent a garnishee order nisi of the Federal High Court that froze its account in 20 commercial banks in the country, saying the government st… 14th December 2023

US, NGO partner in fight against TB

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development and in partnership with the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative, handed over ten renovated tuberculosis facilities a… 14th December 2023

Israel-Hamas: UN assembly demands ceasefire, US, others kick

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday demanding a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. AFP reports that the body, which includes all 193 UN member nations, vo… 14th December 2023

UNIBEN ex-SUG president joins Edo gov race

A former Students Union Government President of the University of Benin, Michael Oshiobugie, has declared his interest to contest the 2024 Edo State governorship election on the platform of the Labour… 14th December 2023

Assembly demolition: No evidence FG is engineering  Rivers crisis  – Information Minister

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Idris Malagi said there is no evidence that the Federal Government is engineering the ongoing political crisis in Rivers State.

CBN interest rate too high, Senate tells AMCON

The Chairman Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, has said the 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would ensure that the best o… 14th December 2023

Lingering forex crisis worsens car dealers’ woes

Car dealers in the country have been struggling due to government policies that have significantly reduced vehicle importation. In this piece, Anozie Egole chronicles how car dealers are battling to s… 14th December 2023

Manufacturers oppose Reps proposed import ban

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has faulted the House of Representatives Committee on Finance, loans and Debt Management’s proposal to impose a ban on the importation of goods that can be m… 14th December 2023

FG to guarantee aircraft leasing for domestic airlines

In a move to boost the aviation industry in Nigeria, the Federal Government has pledged to provide guarantees to aircraft leasing companies for the recovery of their assets leased to local airlines in… 14th December 2023

Set realistic agenda for blue economy, minister urges stakeholders

The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Gboyega Oyetola, has urged journalists to set realistic agenda for the newly-created ministry. Oyetola said this on Tuesday at the 25th-anniversary celebration… 14th December 2023

Seven dockworkers get recognition

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has honored seven dockworkers with APM Terminals Apapa with different awards during the Dockworkers Day celebration. In a statement, the terminal… 14th December 2023

NCDMB rejects oil firms’ request for 328 expatriates

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has revealed that it turned down 328 expatriate requests from oil and gas companies in 12 months. The board this disclosed on Tuesday in Lagos, du… 14th December 2023

Minister advises oil firms to support education, health

The Minister of State Petroleum Resources (Gas), Ekperikpe Ekpo, has urged private sector investors in the oil and gas sector to commit more funds to their corporate social responsibility programmes, … 14th December 2023

Vandalism: TCN deploys CCTV cameras in substations

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has installed CCTV cameras across its 39 substations in the Lagos Zone to address the challenge of vandalism. The TCN Lagos Zone’s General Manager, Mojeed Akintol… 14th December 2023

Shipowners acquire 500 new vessels in 20 years – MSPAN

The President of the Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria, Emmanuel Maiguwa, has said that Nigerian shipowners have acquired not less than 500 units of new vessels since the inception Ca… 14th December 2023

FG plans mortgage scheme for diaspora Nigeri

Trade minister refutes N1bn Geneva trip

Financial inclusion hits 74%, Cardoso advocates innovation

QNET launches campaign

LAPO MfB disburses N1.4tn

Rivers lawmakers whose seats were declared vacant lack sound legal advice – Falana

Video: Ijaw people angry with Tinubu gov’t over Rivers crisis – Asari Dokubo

Rivers crisis: PDP NWC to write INEC over ’25 vacant seats’

Sanwo-Olu presents N2.246trn 2024 budget of renewal to Lagos assembly

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