Today’s News Headlines [1st November,2023]

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Rivers crisis: Tinubu, PDP govs stop Fubara’s removal, protesters arrested

•PDP govs excited as Tinubu intervenes, Wike receives N’Delta leaders •Protesters, police clash at Speaker’s residence, Fubara’s kinsmen seek Rivers CP’s removal President Bola Tinubu and … 1st November 2023

108,000 Kogi voters won’t participate in November 11 election – REC

It has been established that 108,000 registered voters will not vote during the November 11 governorship election in Kogi State, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the Independent National Electo… 1st November 2023

Kwara CSOs, stakeholders battle AbdulRazaq over LG election

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations alongside notable individuals from Kwara State say they are set to sustain the struggle for the conduct of elections into the administration of the 16 Local … 1st November 2023

Lagos secures $1.3bn for Fourth Mainland Bridge, others

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has secured a partnership with the African Export-Import Bank and Access Bank for an investment of $1.352bn in Lagos infrastructure. The governor signe… 1st November 2023

Lagos lawmakers condemn attack on Rivers Assembly

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, condemned the burning of the Rivers State legislative chamber by yet-to-be-identified persons. The lawmakers also condemned the alleged interf… 1st November 2023

Benue govt laments inherited judgment debts

The Benue State Government, on Tuesday, lamented that the deluge of garnishee orders or monetary judgments inherited from the past administration could run the state aground if urgent steps were not t… 1st November 2023

Adamawa community health workers seek improved funding for drugs, facilities

Among the constraints faced by the vulnerable citizens of Adamawa State, including the Internally Displaced Persons, are ill-equipped Primary Healthcare Centres, Arewa PUNCH authoritatively reports Ac… 1st November 2023

Again, terrorists abduct one, injure two others in Kaduna village attack

Terrorists on Sunday night attacked old Tabanni in the Eastern part of Birnin-Gwari in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, abducting, and injuring two residents, Arewa PUNCH learnt. Bi… 1st November 2023

Veterans give FG conditions to rejoin military

Military veterans in the country have called on the Federal Government to ensure they are adequately catered for. The call came as the Federal Government plans to reabsorb retired military personnel t… 1st November 2023

A’Court sacks Ohere, declares Akpoti-Uduagan Kogi senatorial poll winner

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Tuesday, declared Natasha Akpoti-Uduagan of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the February 25 Kogi Central Senatorial election. The apex court affirmed the… 1st November 2023

Senate launches fresh probe into naira redesign

The Senate has launched a fresh investigation into the printing of new naira notes produced by Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company last year. The Central Bank of Nigeria had said it redesig… 1st November 2023

N16.25tn lost to oil theft, says NEITI boss

The report on the $74.386bn spent on fuel subsidies by successive governments since 2011 was submitted to the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts on  Tuesday. The Executive Secretar… 1st November 2023

Kano screens 147 intending couples for mass wedding

The Kano State is set to sponsor a mass wedding for 147 prospective couples. This comes after the state government on October 13 conducted a state-sponsored mass wedding for 1,800 couples. Ahead of th… 1st November 2023

Benue reads the Riot Act to miners over illegal operations

The Benue State Government has said it is determined to wield the big stick on unscrupulous players in its metals and minerals economy sector, but first, it read the riot act, which aims at streamlini… 1st November 2023

BREAKING: Workers confirm payment of N35,000 wage award

The Federal Government has commenced payment of the N35,000 wage award to federal civil servants, under the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure, our correspondent has learnt. Some civil serva… 1st November 2023

PDP govs review S’Court verdict, declares confidence in judiciary

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have restated their faith and confidence in the judiciary. This is coming six days after the Supreme Court affirmed the victory of Pre… 1st November 2023

20 ex-agitators graduate as aircraft engineers under Amnesty Programme

No fewer than 20 aircraft maintenance engineers have graduated under the Presidential Amnesty Programme’s aviation training scheme. The beneficiaries are part of the 75 pilots under the PAP Aviation… 1st November 2023

Medical tourism gulped N8.3bn in one year – Report

Nigerians spent about $7.43m (about N8.3bn) on foreign healthcare-related services between June 2022 and June 2023, findings by The PUNCH have shown. The figure was obtained from the Balance of Paymen… 1st November 2023

Police council meets, confirms Egbetokun substantive IG

The Nigeria Police Council, presided over by President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of Olukayode Egbetokun as the 22nd substantive indigenous Inspector-General of Police. The Min… 1st November 2023

Borno legislative workers demand N317m arrears

Legislative workers at the Borno State House of Assembly are demanding the payment of N317m  from the state government as accumulated allowances and salary arrears for three years. This amount includ… 1st November 2023


FG, Labour talks shifted to Tuesday

LIRS shuts 34 companies over N356.12m tax debts

NCDMB trains 500 youths in solar power installation

Nwaokolo becomes director of The FATE Institute

Awareness creation will curb illicit drug peddling, says Ali-Balogun

Nimbus offers N40m support to women entrepreneurs

Sosa Fruits expresses commitment to customer satisfaction

Rite Foods Limited, makers of Sosa Fruit Drink, has said the company places high priority on its customers. The Assistant Marketing Manager at Rite Foods Limited, Ms Adebola Adeyinka, spoke when the c… 1st November 2023

No plans to redenominate naira, CBN says

The Central Bank of Nigeria has denied reports claiming it plans to redenominate the country’s local currency. The Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Isa AbdulMumin, said this in a statement t… 1st November 2023

Toyota to launch 1,000 km range Lexus EV

Toyota has revealed a new Lexus concept car designed to travel approximately 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) on a single charge. The auto leader plans to launch this vehicle by 2026, aligning with Toyota… 1st November 2023

Lafarge Africa leads green mobility with electric truck

Lafarge Africa Plc, a leading sustainable building solutions company, has introduced an electric vehicle truck to its supply chain fleet. This launch, in partnership with Tolaram, is the first of its … 1st November 2023

Experts blame recycling gaps for fake batteries

Nigeria’s automotive sector is facing a surge in fake batteries due to a shortage in recycling infrastructure, industry insiders familiar with the matter have said. The PUNCH reported that Nigeria l… 1st November 2023

Nominees emerge for Nigerian Marketing Awards

THE 2023 Nigerian Marketing Awards says it has confirmed that the Awards Decision Council, the body of judges, is ready with its work and has released the nominees in each of the 19 contested categori… 1st November 2023

Lagos pensioners protest, accuse govt of harsh treatment

Nigeria’s Pensioners Union on Tuesday staged a protest against the Lagos State Government, alleging mishandling of their pensions amid soaring living expenses, citing extreme hardship. The Chairman … 1st November 2023

Tourism will boost GDP, job creation, says firm

A travel brand, Travelwings, has said investing in tourism will contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product and boost job creation. A statement by the company during the opening of an office i… 1st November 2023

Arik Air emerges Nigeria’s best Airline in 2023

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association at its 52nd Annual General Meeting held at Golden Tulip Hotel, Port Harcourt, crowned Arik Air the Best Airline of the Year 2023. The award, present… 1st November 2023

Air Peace secures permit to operate into UK

Air Peace Nigeria Limited’s Chairman and CEO, Allen Onyema, revealed that the airline has successfully obtained the Foreign Carrier Operator Permit and Third Country Operator Permit. Following thoro… 1st November 2023

FG budgets N552.6bn for arms, anti-terror fight

The Federal Government has set aside N575.6bn in its special funding budget to boost the fight against insecurity and prosecute the ongoing anti-insurgency war. Under this, a total of N184.25bn was ap… 1st November 2023

FG forwards 2024 MTEF/FSP to N’Assembly

Ahead of the 2024 budget presentation, President Bola Tinubu has forwarded to both chambers of the National Assembly, the 2024 – 2026 Medium Term Expenditure Frame Work and Fiscal Strategy Paper… 1st November 2023

FG to settle revenue disputes in gaming industry

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Zephaniah Jisalo, has said the Federal government would find a lasting solution to the friction caused by revenue generation in the gaming… 1st November 2023

CAC gets recognition

The Corporate Affairs Commission has emerged as the 1st runner-up at the “Ease of Doing Business Category for the 2023 Digital Nigeria Award”. In a statement by CAC, the award was presented to the… 1st November 2023

Experts advocate project management as tool for economic growth

Project management has been recommended as the tool for economic growth in Nigeria, Henry Falaiye reports In a rapidly changing and unpredictable world, both organisations and individuals must remain … 1st November 2023

CIPMN, NUC partner on standards, curriculum in varsities

The Chartered Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria has promised to deepen its relationship with the National University Commission and ensure the enforcement of standards in the project management… 1st November 2023

FG alerts Nigerians on fake poverty alleviation fund portal

The humanitarian trust fund portal that is being circulated in Nigeria currently is fake, the Federal Government announced on Tuesday. It also announced that the Canadian government has expressed read… 1st November 2023

Group seeks improved FDI

A human rights organization under the aegis of Advocacy for Positive Behavioral Patterns Initiatives on Sunday called on Nigerians to exhibit positive attitudes and business-friendly environment to at… 1st November 2023

Stanbic IBTC bank re-registered as a private liability company

Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has announced that its banking subsidiary, Stanbic IBTC Bank, has been re-registered as a private company limited by shares. The announcement was made in a corporate notice f… 1st November 2023

African Ministers canvass $30bn annual water sanitisation

Ministers from across Africa have convened to deliberate on political and institutional reforms that will help mobilise an additional $30bn annually for water and sanitation. A statement on Tuesday sa… 1st November 2023


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