Today’s News Headlines [23rd January, 2024]

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BUK denies report of security breach on campus

Mohbad’s father drags Primeboy, others before coroner

Protest as Abuja court nullifies Rivers 2024 budget

NSCDC destroys four Rivers illegal refineries

Marketers will pay naira for Dangote fuel, says IPMAN

Victims demand justice as police nab alleged Lagos land-grabber, Ibile

‘One Chance’: FCTA to recertify taxis, Uber/Bolt, wants stiffer penalties

Minimum wage collective struggle, says Ajaero

Beach Volleyball: Nigeria qualifies for 13th African Games

The coach of the Nigeria women’s team, Kayode Ajilore, commended the resilient spirit of the players for ensuring the nation qualifies for the African Games.

Udinese ban for life person found to have abused Maignan

Cameroon rolls out world’s 1st malaria vaccine

We are keeping our goals for next round – Peseiro

Japa: Police arrest man for allegedly attempting to sell boss’ car to fund relocation

FG working to address poverty, insecurity – Wike

Kano earmarks N4bn for technological advancement – Commissioner

Rumpus over relocation of federal agencies to Lagos

Naira appreciates to N1,350/$ in parallel market

Fighting criminality in Niger Delta without putting in place infrastructure won’t work – Emami

Tinubu sensitive to Nigeria’s challenges – CAN

Illegal mining: Taskforce impounds 21 trucks of coal

Ibadan explosion: We picked up body parts from rubbles—Emergency Operation Centre

Chairman, Head of Emergency Operation Centre for Bodija Explosion, Prof. Temitope Alonge, has said apart from dead bodies recovered from the rubbles of the explosion that rocked Dejo Oyelese Street, Bodija, Ibadan, body parts were also picked from the epicentre of the blast.

January 23, 2024

Abia govt uncovers tunnel where kidnappers keep victims

By Ugochukwu Alaribe UMUAHIA— The Abia State government has uncovered a hidden tunnel where kidnappers keep their victims at Lokpanta in Umunneochi council area of the state. Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ferdinand Ekeoma, said the evil tunnel was discovered by men of the Operation Crush security team who raided […]

January 23, 2024

NAFDAC certifies Paracetamol tablets in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday certified that paracetamol tablets on sale in Nigeria met stipulated dosage standards and specifications in adherence with both national and international regulatory requirements.

January 23, 2024

Mother, 30, arrested in Ogun for drowning 5-month-old baby

By James Ogunnaike ABEOKUTA— Ogun State Police Command, yesterday, disclosed that its operatives arrested 30-year-old mother, Olubunmi Ajayi, for attempting to drown her five-month-old baby, Imole Anifowose, in RSS river, Sagamu. One Olusola Sonaya, who was fortunate to be around the river, was said to have assisted in rescuing the baby after her mother threw […]

January 23, 2024

FCT records 2 cases of Lassa fever, heightens surveillance

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, said it has tracked two cases of Lassa fever and consequently heightened surveillance to ward off a widespread outbreak.

January 23, 2024

PDP suspends Kogi chair over alleged N19m fraud

The Chairman of the People Democratic Party in the Dekina Local Government Area in Kogi State, Ibrahim Huseini, has been suspended indefinitely. Huseini, before his indefinite suspension, was accused … 23rd January 2024

Arewa youths threaten protest over CBN, FAAN relocation to Lagos

The pro-democracy northern organisation, the Joint-Action Northern Youth Associations, has rejected the relocation of key departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the headquarters of the Federal… 23rd January 2024

Makinde presents explosion report to Tinubu

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday, said he had presented the report of last Tuesday’s explosion at Dejo Oyelese Close, Adeyi Avenue, Bodija, Ibadan to President  Bola Tinubu. This was as … 23rd January 2024

Motorists violating Zebra Crossing risk N20,000 fine – LASTMA

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, on Monday, said motorists in the state who violate zebra crossing signs will pay a fine of N20,000 if caught. A zebra crossing is a crosswalk marked by a … 23rd January 2024

Akeredolu for burial Feb 23, says family

The late former Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, will be buried in his Owo hometown on February 23, 2024, the family said on Monday. Akeredolu passed away on December 27, 2023, in Germany after … 23rd January 2024

Feeding programme resumes in Osun school after poisoning incident

The Federal Government school feeding programme in Osun State has resumed at Saint James Primary School B, Owoope, Osogbo, after it was suspended in December following the alleged poisoning of some pu… 23rd January 2024

Liberia’s president suffers exhaustion during swearing-in

The inauguration of Liberia’s new president Joseph Boakai, who succeeds former football star George Weah, was on Monday marked by the 79-year-old leader’s brief spell of exhaustion due to soaring … 23rd January 2024

Old students renovate 16 Anglican school buildings

The Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode Old Students Association has renovated 16 structures on the school grounds as part of the 70th anniversary of the institution. In order to raise the standa… 23rd January 2024

Lead City varsity gets new deputy registrar

Lead City University, Ibadan, has appointed a new Deputy Registrar, Corporate Communications and Students Services. A statement by the university on Monday said the new Deputy Registrar is a former Di… 23rd January 2024

S’ Court has released Kanu’s judgment CTC – Lawyer

The Supreme Court has released the Certified True Copy of its December 15, 2023 judgment which okayed the terrorism charges filed by the Federal Government against the incarcerated leader of the Indig… 23rd January 2024

Lagos renews campaign against okada

The Lagos State Government has launched a campaign targeting motorcycles, popularly known as okada, operating on restricted routes within the state. This initiative, according to a statement on Monday… 23rd January 2024

Delta opens environmental offences court

To check the indiscriminate dumping of waste in Asaba and its environs, the Delta State Government has approved the establishment of five environmental mobile courts to prosecute defaulters. The Direc… 23rd January 2024

LASG warns against unregistered food products

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency has again called on all producers, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders in the food supply chain business to ensure all consumable food products being produ… 23rd January 2024

FG inaugurates WACOT Rice out-grower scheme

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari, on Monday launched WACOT Rice Limited’s 2024 dry season farming inputs distribution to out-grower farmers in Argungu, Kebbi Sta… 23rd January 2024

Borno to reopen grazing routes over farmer-herder clashes

The Borno State Government has constituted a 10-man committee to investigate the causes of conflicts between farmers and herders across the state with a view to addressing them. The committee will, am… 23rd January 2024

APC knocks A’Ibom gov over three-day crusade

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Umo Eno, on Monday, declared a three-day statewide crusade to celebrate the recent Supreme Court judgment which affirmed his victory in the March 18, 2023 governorship el… 23rd January 2024

Akeredolu to be buried February 23 — Family

The Late former Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, will be laid to rest in his Owo hometown, the headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of the state, on February 23, 2024, the family has reveal… 22nd January 202

Business News

Skot Communications acquires Hill & Knowlton Nigeria

Non-Oil export falls 24% to $4.46bn — CBN data

Illegal mining: Taskforce impounds 21 trucks of coal

The licensed and legal Coal Miners in Kogi State have  said that in a bid to defeat illegal mining in the country, a Joint Task Force set up by the State Government has impounded 21 trucks of coal, amounting to 945 tons.

January 23, 2024

Grant school set to grow access to SME finance

Coronation Bank  strengthens mgt team with key appointments

How abuse of Ways & Means worsened inflation 

CBN still short of forex to clear backlog- Fitch

SPBS advocates background checks for workers recruitment

The Society for Professional Background Screeners has emphasised the importance of thorough background checks in the recruitment processes by security agencies in the country. In a statement, the soci… 23rd January 2024

Dangote Cement hits N10tn capitalisation

The market capitalisation of Dangote Cement hit N10tn on Monday, emerging as the first company to achieve that milestone on the Nigerian Exchange. This is as billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, who… 23rd January 2024

Reducing cabinet will affect performance, Tinubu insists

President Bola Tinubu has justified his cabinet of 47 ministers saying the number reflects the diversity of roles required to run an efficient government. The president expressed doubt about reducing … 23rd January 2024

Ogun economy now worth over N6tn –Commissioner

The Ogun State Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Okubadejo, has revealed that the state’s economy is currently worth over N6tn. Okubadejo, who is also the chief economic adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodu… 23rd January 2024

Fight unemployment with entrepreneurship, JCI tells youths

The President of Junior Chambers International, Sandra Efemuaye, has counselled Nigerian youths to explore the rich opportunities in entrepreneurship to fight unemployment in the New Year. Efemuaye di… 23rd January 2024

Google expands search options with AI

Google has announced that it has expanded how its Search tool will work with the help of Generative Artificial Intelligence. The Vice President of Search, Elizabeth Reid, disclosed that the firm has b… 23rd January 2024

Fintechs will collaborate with top banks – S&P analyst

Fintechs do not pose a threat to top-tier banks in Nigeria, Credit Analyst at S&P Global Ratings, Samira Mensah, has disclosed. Speaking on CNBC Africa recently, she noted fintechs and banks will … 23rd January 2024

NCC blames duplicated NINs for barred lines

Duplicated National Identification Numbers are responsible for the new wave of complaints from subscribers who have had their SIMs barred despite linking them to their NINs. This, according to the Nig… 23rd January 2024

Dangote Cement emerges first stock to hit N10tn capitalisation on NGX

The market capitalisation of Dangote Cement hit N10tn at the close of trading on Monday, emerging as the first company to achieve that milestone on the Nigerian Exchange. It closed trading with a N10…. 22nd January 2024

NNPCL to pay royalties, taxes from $3.3bn Afrexim loan

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, on Sunday, said it would prepay future royalties and taxes to the Federal Government from the $3.3bn financing deal it got from African Export-Import B… 22nd January 2024

Foreign airlines decry lingering forex crisis as backlog mounts

AI manipulation will raise cybercrime in 2024 – Report

CBN may raise banks capital base to N900bn – Report

NIMC to launch app for Diaspora NIN registration February

NCAA budgets over N8bn for local, foreign trips

Insurfeel eyes one million insurance covers for uninsured,

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