Today’s News Headlines [20th November,2023]

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Panel indicts OAUTH ex-CMD of massive job racketeering

An investigative panel set up by the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Sunday revealed why some health workers at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State, … 20th November 2023

Sanwo-Olu assures Lagos residents of better life

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to bringing about significant improvement in the quality of lives of residents of the state. Sanwo-… 20th November 2023

Niger still member of task force against B’Haram – MNJTF spokesman

The Multinational Joint Task Force has denied a report that the Republic of Niger has pulled out of the task force. The MNJTF was established to create a safe and secure environment in areas affected … 20th November 2023

Ekiti supporters beg Tinubu for appointments

The Tinubu Support Organisation in Ekiti State has urged President Bola Tinubu and Governor Biodun Oyebanji to consider its members for political appointments. TSO State Director of Media and Publicit… 20th November 2023

IPOB opened Italy office, needs referendum – Spokesman

The Indigenous People of Biafra says it has opened a liaison office in Padova, Italy, to serve as a contact for its members across Europe. IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, said in a statement on Sun… 20th November 2023

Intensify slum regeneration, monarch urges govt

The Oloto of Otto, Oba Bashir Odesanya, has called on the Lagos State Government to “kindly put more effort into urban renewal and slum regeneration in Otto and the mainland.” The monarch explaine… 20th November 2023

Philippine quake death toll now nine

The number of people killed in a powerful quake off the southern Philippines has risen to nine. This was disclosed by the Philippines National Disaster Agency on Monday. The agency warned that the tol… 20th November 2023

Lawyer faults Sanwo-Olu over N200m legal fees

A Lagos-based lawyer, Festus Ogun, has knocked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for approving the payment of N200m to four law firms who defended him in a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party against… 20th November 2023

I didn’t recruit militia to fight terrorists – Mutfwang

The Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, on Sunday, reiterated the commitment of his administration to maintaining peace in the state. The governor also denied the claim that his government was rec… 20th November 2023

Tinubu, Diri hail Jonathan at 66

President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, as well as the Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, felicitated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 66th birthday, saying his wisdom, foresight and patriotism… 20th November 2023

Terrorists attack Yobe gov’s convoy, kill policeman, injure three

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the security convoy of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State on Saturday, killing one policeman and injuring three others. The three injured, according to the D… 20th November 2023

War: Sudan may break apart, experts warn

More than seven months into Sudan’s devastating war that has killed thousands and displaced millions, experts have warned that the scarred and impoverished country faces the threat of breaking a… 20th November 2023

CJN to swear in 58 SANs November 27

The Chief Justice of Nigeria,  Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will swear in 58 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday, November 27, 2023, as part of the programmes lined up to formally herald the 202… 20th November 2023

Navy destroys 15,000-litre stolen diesel in Ondo

Men of the Anti-Crude Oil Theft patrol team of the  Nigeria Navy Forward Operating Base,  Igbokoda, Ondo State, on Sunday, said they intercepted and destroyed 15,775 litres of illegally refined Auto… 20th November 2023

Recruitment: PSC rejects 188,874 applications

A total of 188,874 applications have been rejected by the Police Service Commission in the ongoing recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force. The spokesman for the commission, I… 20th November 2023

Fighting corruption not easy, says Magu

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, says fighting corruption is not an easy task. Magu was suspended in 2020 by former President Muhammadu Buhari, who set … 20th November 2023

Agency preaches against suicide

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has called on male folks to speak up when they experience any form of sexual and gender-based violence, stressing that suicide is not an option. Spe… 20th November 2023

80% of Nigeria’s diabetes cases undetected until after complications -Report

A new research conducted by the International Diabetes Federation has discovered that 80 percent of individuals diagnosed with diabetes in Nigeria learn about their condition only after experiencing c… 20th November 2023

President-elect Milei vows to end Argentina’s decline

The newly elected Libertarian president, Javier Milei, in Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, has vowed to halt decades of economic decline in a country reeling from triple-digit inflat… 20th November 2023

Shakira faces jail term in Spanish tax fraud

Colombian superstar Shakira is facing trial in Barcelona on Monday, in a tax fraud case, with Spanish prosecutors seeking a jail term of over eight years for the Grammy-winning singer. They accuse the… 20th November 2023

Atiku, Obi celebrate Jonathan at 66

34 states yet to pay N35,000 wage award

S. Korea warns N. Korea against spy satellite launch plans

I don’t miss Presidency much, says Buhari

Inflation jumps 24 times in 25 months – Report


Stock market literacy boosts women’s financial future – NGX RegCo

NGX Regulations Limited, the regulatory arm of the Nigerian Exchange Group, has said that stock market literacy has the ability to secure women’s financial future. This was revealed at the launch of… 20th November 2023

Thomas advises govts to manage risks with insurance

The Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Commission, Mr. Sunday Thomas, has urged the Federal and state governments to begin to make adequate provisions for… 20th November 2023

222,141 workers dump PFAs, transfer N908bn – PenCom

No fewer than 222,141 workers have changed their Pension Fund Administrators and moved N908.363bn from their Retirement Savings Accounts since the National Pension Commission opened the window of tran… 20th November 2023

Stakeholders urge democracy in IPMAN

As members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Warri Refinery Depot, move to conduct election for new executives to run affairs of IPMAN in the State, stakeholders in the oi… 20th November 2023

Emirates to resume flight in Nigeria soon, says Keyamo

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo has revealed that Emirates Airlines is on the verge of announcing the long-awaited date for the resumption of its flights. The ministe… 20th November 2023

Dangiwa pledges to reform housing sector

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, has promised to implement the housing and urban sector reforms in the country. The minister noted that the Ministry of Housing and Urban D… 20th November 2023

NABII recommends pension funds to boost SME financing

The Nigerian National Advisory Board for Impact Investing has said it is important to boost SME financing with pension funds. It said this when it launched its report titled, ‘Investing for impact i… 20th November 2023

FG inaugurates BUA’s N1bn innovation hub in Borno

President Bola Tinubu has inaugurated the Abdul Samad Rabiu (ASR) International Centre for Innovations and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State. According to a relea… 20th November 2023

No cover without premium policy remains, NAICOM tells MDAs

The National Insurance Commission has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to ensure payment of insurance premiums to renew their insurance policies. NAICOM insisted that its polic… 20th November 2023

Stakeholders urge experts’ engagement in maritime development

MARITIME stakeholders have expressed cautious optimism on the newly-created Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, calling for the injection of experts in its management to meet set targets. They took t… 20th November 2023

AfDB invested over $10bn in Nigeria in 52 years

The African Development Bank Group has invested over $10bn in Nigeria since 1971. The development bank made this disclosure in a statement, during the visit of the seven newly elected North West state… 20th November 2023

Homeowners sue bank over forceful eviction, demand N4bn

Homeowners are demanding N4 billion compensation from First Trust Mortgage Bank over eviction from Renaissance Estate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In 2010, the bank sold 12 units of 4-bedroom flats… 20th November 2023

Investors gain N182bn in one week

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Exchange Limited appreciated in the past week by N182bn following days of positive trading. At the close of the market on Friday, the market cap stood at N39…. 20th November 2023

Nigerian fintech Zazuu folds up over funding challenge

Zazuu, an Africa-focused fintech company has officially announced the cessation of its operations. The startup, which positioned itself as the world’s first cross-border payment marketplace, cited i… 20th November 2023

Raw materials gulp N534bn in BUA Foods, Dangote firms

Food companies, BUA Foods, Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc and Nason Allied Industries Plc spent over N534bn on raw materials in September 2023. The total amount that the three listed firms spent on raw … 20th November 2023

Firm launches e-hailing logistics App

Myto Limited, a logistics firm, has launched an e-hailing app, DeliveryLinkNG. During the launch in Lagos recently, the Team Lead at DeliveryLinkNG, Dele Oriyomi said the app marked a significant leap… 20th November 2023

Cardoso to present economic roadmap at Bankers’ Dinner

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Olayemi Cardoso, is set to present an economic roadmap for Nigeria at the annual Bankers’ Dinner of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, sch… 20th November 2023

Give Nigerians access to mortgage, stakeholders urge FG

Experts have urged the Federal Government to implement policies that will enable Nigerians to easily access mortgages to enhance growth in the built environment. This was the fallout of a two-day Nati… 20th November 2023

Only five per cent of Nigerian houses are mortgage-funded – Don

The Dean of the School of Environmental Technology and Coordinator, Institute for Land and Community Resilience, Professor Olurotimi Kemiki, has disclosed that only about five per cent of the 13.7 mil… 20th November 2023

Firm woos customers with 50% discount on land

A real estate firm, Adron Homes, has commenced discounts on its landed property, to bridge the 28 million deficit gap in the country. The Director for Sales & Marketing, Adron Homes, Olubunmi Akin… 20th November 2023

Protesting tanker drivers threaten breakaway from NUPENG

Inflation jumps 24 times in 25 months – Report

NPA clamps down on illegal container stripping

Sun Africa pledges $2.2bn for Nigeria’s power sector devt

Nigeria’s corporate assets not paying dividends – MOFI boss

PTML receives W’Africa’s biggest RORO ship next week

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