Today’s News Headlines [22nd November,2023]

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Riddled with potholes, FERMA boss okays Lafia-Shendam N366m road

The Lafia-Shendam Road which connects Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba and Bauchi states has been taken over by potholes, leading to the maiming and deaths of several motorists who ply the road on a daily ba… 22nd November 2023

River Assembly crisis worsens, court wades in

The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday, ordered the two factions of the Rivers State House of Assembly to maintain the status quo and suspend further deliberations until the matter before… 22nd November 2023

Judges power to annul polls needs review – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said there is a need to review the power of judges to annul elections, thereby overruling the franchise of millions of Nigerians who choose a particular leader. … 22nd November 2023

Association meets FG over 5,000 workers withheld salaries

No fewer than 5,000 federal civil servants who have discrepancies in their dates of first appointment and dates of birth may not receive their December salary, the National President, Association of S… 22nd November 2023

Senate rejigs standing c’ttees, LP lawmakers, Akpabio clash

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has named Senator Jimoh Ibrahim (APC, Ondo) as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs. Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the Peoples Dem… 22nd November 2023

Electoral offence: Ebonyi tops list, INEC enlists 191 prosecutors

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Tuesday, disclosed that Ebonyi State has the highest number of electoral offenders arrested during the 2023 general elections. According to a document… 22nd November 2023

Zulum moves to revive Borno-Chad transborder trade

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, on Monday, ferried over 20km on the Nigerian side of the Lake Chad at Baga to reopen avenues for resuscitating transborder trade between the state and Chad Repu… 22nd November 2023

Fidson, Chinese firm partner on HIV drugs

Fidson Healthcare Plc is partnering with a Chinese firm, Jiangsu Aidea Pharmaceutical, to resolve medical challenges associated with drug innovation for people living with the Human Immunodeficiency V… 22nd November 2023

N’East plans post-insurgency trade fair, targets 300 firms

About 300 domestic and international business enterprises are expected to participate in the first post-Boko Haram-insurgency North-East Domestic Trade Fair fixed for between January 27 and February 6… 22nd November 2023

Nigerian-made military equipment ready soon – Matawalle

The Minister of State for Defence, Bello Mattawalle, has announced that the Federal Government would soon provide the military with modern equipment to effectively fight banditry and Boko Haram insurg… 22nd November 2023

NDDC screens $40,000 foreign scholarship applicants

The Niger Delta Development Commission has commenced oral interviews for over 1,050 candidates for its $40,000 Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship Programme. The NDDC Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku,… 22nd November 2023

£2.6bn fraud: FG opposes Petro Union, directors’ no-case submission

The Federal Government has urged Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss the no-case application filed by Petro Union, three of its directors and a consultant who are curr… 22nd November 2023

Displaced Bassa indigenes seek Tinubu’s intervention

Displaced natives of Bassa in the Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have sought the help of President Bola Tinubu to return to their ancestral homes. According to the indigenes,  they left… 22nd November 2023

Osun CJ: Chief registrar, magistrates visit Assembly

The protest against the Osun State Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo,  by the members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria in Osun State continued on Tuesday, even as the Chief Registrar of the state High … 22nd November 2023

Sanwo-Olu denies fraud, Assembly orders probe

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, addressed the concerns raised over the procurement process in the state, describing as untrue the allegations that he used state funds to p… 22nd November 2023

Israel, Hamas in talk over ceasefire, hostage release

Hopes mounted on Tuesday that Hamas could release dozens of hostages from war-torn Gaza after the militant group’s leader and key mediator Qatar said a truce deal was in sight and the Israeli premie… 22nd November 2023

Kogi APC demands probe of ballot snatcher’s killing

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, Abdullahi Bello aka ‘Dollar’ has called on the police and other relevant security agencies to thoroughly investigate the circumstances … 22nd November 2023

Lagos to unveil monthly physical fitness programme

The Lagos State Sports Commission, in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Damilare Orimoloye, has concluded plans to flag off the inaugural edition… 22nd November 2023

Event centres prohibited in Ikeja GRA, says Lagos govt

The Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, on Tuesday, said the Ikeja Government Residential Area is strictly for residential purposes as the law forbids the development of event centres in t… 22nd November 2023

Cutting corners responsible for building collapses – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on professionals in the building industry not to cut corners, saying cutting corners has been found to be responsible for many cases of buil… 22nd November 2023

S’Court hears FG’s application to extend old notes lifespan Nov 30

UNESCO partners Kukah Centre on Taraba lingering crises

Iyaye Mata: Sokoto residents decry delay of commercial vehicles allocation

Nasarawa community condemns cut-off from N10bn water project, fears disease outbreak

Gov election: Bello vows to sack Kogi East LG chairmen for poll defeat

Kogi APC chair labels Dino Melaye political joker


Obey tax laws, FIRS warns shipping companies

The chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Zacch Adedeji, has charged non-domestic companies shipping crude oil from Nigeria to ensure strict compliance with the country’s tax laws in their opera… 22nd November 2023

States spend N1.7tn on trips, meals, others, borrow N988bn

The 36 states of the federation have spent N1.71tn on recurrent expenditures including allowances, foreign trips, office stationery, aircraft maintenance, and more in the first nine months of 2023. Th… 22nd November 2023

ILO backs coalition for social justice initiatives

Caverton can become Africa’s aircraft maintenance hub – Defence minister

Nigeria, Germany sign $500m renewable energy, gas deals

MLAILPKC bosts maritime security, trains senior military officers

FG revokes 1,633 mining licences, vows to sanitise sector

Operator decries skill shortage in furniture industry

$35bn needed to execute concrete road projects, says Umahi

Healthcare managers seek health insurance guidelines review

Brandlife gets recognition

Winners emerge in ACCA competition for secondary school

Certified project managers earn 60% more – Surve

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