Today’s News Headlines [15th November,2023]

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Police probe Kogi, Imo, Bayelsa electoral offenders

The Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has directed the police Electoral Offences Desk to commence immediate investigations into pockets of incidences recorded during the off-season ele… 15th November 2023

Justify FG investment, minister tells foreign scholarship awardees

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has told 179 beneficiaries of the Bilateral Education Agreement departing for Russia on Wednesday that Nigeria is investing a lot in them and they are ex… 15th November 2023

Senate berates NIPOST’s poor revenue, threatens privatisation

The Senate, on Tuesday, threatened the complete privatisation of the Nigerian Postal Service if the agency continues operating at a loss. The Chairman of the Joint Committee on Finance, Senator Sani M… 15th November 2023

Ajaero’s alleged assault: FG knocks Labour, strike records partial compliance

•Tinubu not behind attack on Ajaero, escalating strike nationwide unreasonable – AGF office •Lagos, Rivers, Kwara, Bauchi workers shun Labour, Kano, Edo, Delta, A’Ibom, others comply The Feder… 15th November 2023

Explosion: Canadian investigation team arrives Abuja

A Canadian investigation team is currently in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to probe an explosion that had occurred at the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria, The PUNCH has learnt. The fire i… 15th November 2023

N11bn Gombe water project hits 90% completion stage

Following the near completion of the rehabilitation, expansion, and upgrade of the Gombe Regional Water Project, the residents have been urged to support the government by promptly paying their water … 15th November 2023

NGO laments negative effect of climate change over North girls

The Save the Children International, a non-governmental-organisation has lamented the negative impact of climate change on girls in the north. Interim Country Director, Save the Children International… 15th November 2023

Taraba looted resources can fund Nigeria’s budget – Expert

Worried over the height of impunity and the unprecedented economic sabotage going on at the different mining sites and the deep forests in Taraba State, an economist and resident of Wukari, in the sta… 15th November 2023

Gombe PDP chair lists reasons for gov poll loss

The Gombe State Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party Major General Abner Kwaskebe (retd.), has alleged that the governorship election that produced the All Progressives Congress candidate, Muhammadu Yah… 15th November 2023

Branded taxis disappear from roads as tricycles, achaba take over North

The use of branded, regulated commercial taxis as means of intra-city transportation has totally gone into extinction in the northern part of the country, Arewa PUNCH reports. Our findings showed that… 15th November 2023

Loyalists remember Olusola Saraki

LOYALISTS of the late Dr Olusola Saraki, past government officials and political office holders, as well as the Peoples Democratic Party supporters in Kwara State, on Tuesday, held special prayers in … 15th November 2023

Army probes officer’s death in A’Ibom, dismisses suicide claims

The Headquarters of the 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, has debunked reports that one of its officers, Lt. Alphonsus Bazza, committed suicide. Rather, it said Bazza died in the line of duty … 15th November 2023

Ogun police ban fireworks over cult killings

Amidst security concerns arising from the unabated cult killings in Ogun State, especially in Sagamu and its environs, the state police command has issued a warning against the use of fireworks popula… 15th November 2023

MSF urges longer-term vaccination against diphtheria

An international medical humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors without Borders, said Nigeria is currently experiencing an unprecedented diphtheria outbreak, with… 15th November 2023

Tinubu mourns Samanja

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday commiserated with the family of a retired soldier, broadcaster and veteran actor, Usman Baba Pategi, popularly known as Samanja, who died on Sunday aged 84 years. Tinu… 15th November 2023

Jega-led ECOWAS observers laud peaceful Liberian run-off

The head of the Economic Community of West African States’ Election Observation Mission to Liberia, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has praised the “calm and order prevailing in the various voting centres vi… 15th November 2023

US, UK impose travel bans on Hamas leaders

The United Kingdom and the United States have imposed targeted sanctions on half a dozen Hamas leaders and financiers to hobble the organisation’s operations in Gaza and elsewhere, according to a st… 15th November 2023

Elections over, reform economy now, NPAN tells Tinubu

The Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria has called on the President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government to move speedily with its economic reform programmes, saying elections are now over. … 15th November 2023

3,000 Nigerians to benefit from UN  tech internship

The Federal Government has announced that 3,000 Nigerians will benefit from a paid internship that the United Nations Development Programme is offering in support of its tech skills training. The Mini… 15th November 2023

Lagos partners Denmark, others  to tackle environmental challenges

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, said that it is through collaborative efforts, shared expertise, and exchange of ideas that Nigeria and Nordic countries can harness the po… 15th November 2023

N35m needed to return body of Nigerian student – Ministry

Niger deputy gov accuses pensioners of seeking free govt largesse

Adeleke lauds senator for assisting Osun residents

Gov poll: Kogi people voted along ethnic divide, others — Analysts

INEC to mobilise lawyers for 197 offenders’ trial


Ethiopian Airlines to buy 67 Boeing jets

Ethiopian Airlines has placed an order for 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 20 737 MAX airplanes. A statement by the airline on Tuesday noted that the agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow marked the lar… 15th November 2023

Shekel Mobility secures $7m seed fund

Shekel Mobility, a Nigerian mobility-fintech startup, has secured $7m in seed funding to reshape Africa’s automotive landscape. The funding, comprising $3.2m in equity and over $4m in debt, will pla… 15th November 2023

Hajj operators sensitise members to new pilgrimage policy

The Association for Hajj and Umrah Operators of Nigeria has commenced a sensitisation programme for its licensed members on the new policy of the Saudi Arabian authorities for Hajj 2024. The National … 15th November 2023

LASG, organisations promote maternal health with AI

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has partnered with mDoc Healthcare and MSD for Mothers to launch ‘The Digital Mom Project’, aimed at using AI technology to improve maternal health. Speaking wit… 15th November 2023

Winners emerge at Nigerian Marketing Awards

MTN Nigeria won the Best Reputation Management award, while Dettol’s Rickett won Best Social Responsibility Campaign at the 2nd Nigerian Marketing Awards. A statement from the organisers of the awar… 15th November 2023

NCDMB urges indigenous firms to embrace corporate governance

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote, has encouraged indigenous oil and gas firms to implement corporate governance guidelines to achieve sust… 15th November 2023

PENGASSAN Women Commission supports Lagos schools with study materials

The PENGASSAN Women Commission Lagos Zone has donated study materials to some schools in Lagos, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and back-to-school project. The benefiting schools … 15th November 2023

Strike: Aviation workers opt out, ports grounded

The nationwide strike initiated by the Nigeria Labour Congress commenced on Tuesday, revealing partial compliance within various sectors of the economy. The NLC, in collaboration with its affiliate, t… 15th November 2023

Oando, five others to cut NGX capitalisation by N459bn

The plans to delist from the Nigerian Exchange Limited of at least six companies will wipe about N459bn off the market capitalisation of the exchange. The companies that have indicated interest in del… 15th November 2023

Collective investment funds hit N2.1tn – SEC

The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lamido Yuguda, has said the amount of Collective Investment Scheme funds held in custody has hit N2.1tn as of the end of October 2023 fr… 15th November 2023

MTN plans 9mobile spectrum acquisition

MTN Nigeria is in talks with 9mobile to acquire its operating spectrum. The spectrum trade deal between Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited and MTN Nigeria is still an ongoing conversa… 15th November 2023

Afreximbank grants UBA $150m trade finance facility

United Bank for Africa Plc has got a $150m trade finance facility from the African Export-Import Bank, to cushion the effect of the Ukraine war on customers. In a statement, UBA noted that the facilit… 15th November 2023

Tinubu eyes IDB $50bn infrastructure fund

President Bola Tinubu on Monday sought a multi-billion dollar infrastructure finance facility from the Islamic Development Bank to fund a multi-sectoral portfolio of infrastructure projects across the… 15th November 2023

NEITI, NUPRC clarify issues on 2020 margins fields awards

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, on Tuesday, clarified concerns around the 2020 marginal fields awards. Both agencie… 15th November 2023

Visas: S’Arabia embassy, ministry begin probe

Nigeria has begun investigating why 177 of the 264 passengers who left the country for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Monday were denied entry. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed this in a statement by… 15th November 2023

Continuous education crucial to tax development, says CITN boss

The President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Mr Samuel Agbeluyi, has stressed the significance of ongoing education for tax professionals. He said it was crucial in refining and in… 15th November 2023

Encourage local production to boost e-commerce, startup urges govt

ValueJet aircraft skids off P’Harcourt runway

CNG offers opportunity for private sector partnership –FG

WANEP chair vows to sustain peacebuilding campaign

EKEDC marks 10th anniversary

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