Today’s News Headlines [17th October, 2023]

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IReV not election results collation system, INEC clarifies

The Independent National Electoral Commission says its results viewing portal is to enhance election transparency and not a result collation or transmission system. The INEC Director of ICT, Paul Omok… 17th October 2023

20 Osun pensioners suffer exhaustion amid rowdy verification

An inadequate number of personnel and logistics hiccups marred the verification exercise for pensioners in Osun State on Monday. About 20 pensioners suffered exhaustion and had to be quickly attended … 17th October 2023

Israeli-Hamas war: Putin demands ceasefire, cardinal offers self for hostages

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the civilian death toll in Gaza could see a “catastrophic increase” and warned of the risk of a regional war, after talking to Iranian and Arab leaders on Mon… 17th October 2023

FUOYE medical students to pay N30,000 to resit failed exams

Medical and Pharmacy students at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State will pay N30,000 to resit any exam that they fail. This was disclosed in a memo by the university sighted by our corresp… 17th October 2023

2024: FG plans N26tn budget, debt servicing to gulp N8.25tn

The Federal Government plans to spend 61.63 per cent of its planned 2024 on personnel and debt service costs, The PUNCH has learnt. The personnel and pension costs of N7.78tn and the debt service cost… 17th October 2023

PDP youths protest Akeredolu’s absence, issue three-day ultimatum

The youth wing of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, on Monday, protested against the continued absence of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu from the state. Ahead of the protest,  security agents, e… 17th October 2023

Police arrest 30 trying to disrupt Kano mass wedding

The Kano State Police Command on Monday announced the arrest of  30 hoodlums for attempting to disrupt the state-sponsored mass wedding conducted on Friday for indigent residents. The News Agency of … 17th October 2023

New CEO resumes at NIPOST amid protest by workers

Workers of the Nigerian Postal Service nearly paralysed activities at the head office in Abuja on Monday as they brandished placards and called for the reinstatement of the previous Postmaster-General… 17th October 2023

Nigeria’s blue economy worth N2.5tn, says NIS boss

The acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Caroline Wura-ola Adepoju, says Nigeria can rake in N2.5tn from the Blue Economy if properly harnessed. She said 80 per cent of goods… 17th October 2023

Tinubu swears in more ministers, appoints Benjamins-Laniyi

President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, swore in three additional ministers, bringing the number to 48. The three more ministers, Jamila  Ibrahim, Ayodele Olawande and Balarabe Lawal, took the oath of offi… 17th October 2023

NBTE, NUC clash over top-up degree for HND holders

The row between the National Board for Technical Education and the National Universities Commission over the proposed top-up degree scheme for HND holders deepened on Monday. The NBTE, in a statement … 17th October 2023

LAGFERRY’s e-surveillance ensures passengers’ safety – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, has reiterated the government’s commitment to improving water transportation. He made the statement during a scheduled visit t… 17th October 2023

Societal needs should guide varsity curriculum – Don

A professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Maiduguri, Abdulfattah Abaoba, has suggested that societal needs should henceforth determine the country’s education curriculum in the higher… 17th October 2023

Army court-martialed two generals, 642 others in four years – Report

No fewer than 644 personnel of the Nigerian Army have appeared before the court martial to stand trial for various offences in the last four years. The offences bordered on misconduct, murder, and cor… 17th October 2023

Ad hoc staff for Imo poll short by 6,154, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has a shortfall of 6,154 ad hoc staff for the November 11 governorship election in Imo State. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclose… 17th October 2023

Commercialise sodium deposits in states, miners urge FG

The National Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Cooperative Society says it has discovered high-value sodium deposits in some states of the federation, which could be used in the mass production of long… 17th October 2023

CIA inducts 80 members

The Chartered Institute of Administration has inducted over 80 new members from Covenant University, Ogun State. A statement by CIA said that the induction ceremony, which took place on the university… 17th October 2023

Vocational skills, SMEs, means to tackle unemployment – Ogun lawmaker

The Ogun State lawmaker representing Abeokuta South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Afolabi Afuape, has said to tackle the rate of unemployment in the country, training in vocati… 17th October 2023

Euro qualifier: Belgium vs Sweden match abandoned after two people shot dead

The Euro qualifier game between Belgium and Sweden has been called off after reports of a shooting in the city left two Swedish people dead, BBC reports Monday. The shooting occurred in Brussels befor… 17th October 2023

Kwara creates help desk for farmers

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Monday, reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to investment in agriculture to ensure the attainment of food security. This was as the state … 17th October 2023

Business News

FG to pay nine months N-Power arrears from November

Ajaokuta steel faces disconnection over N25bn debt, says NERC

Credit rating agencies, others will boost infrastructure funding – SEC

Code Africa plans ICT training for African youths

Nigeria must adopt PPP model to boost GDP growth –Adeosun

SMEDAN plans advisory council on MSMEs

FG gets over $1.5bn fresh W’ Bank, AfDB loans Dec – Edun

The Federal Government on Monday said it had secured a budget support loan worth $1.5bn from the World Bank and another worth $80m from the African Development Bank to finance various projects in crit… 17th October 2023


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