Today’s News Headlines [24th August 2023]

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Katsina govt confirms receipt of N2bn palliatives from FG

The Katsina State Government on Wednesday confirmed receipt of N2 billion out of the N5 billion palliatives approved to the states by the Federal Government. The state’s Commissioner for Information…24th August 2023

Again, Emefiele’s arraignment over alleged fraud stalled

The expected arraignment of the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Godwin Emefiele, over an alleged N6.9bn procurement fraud has again been stalled. The case was first stalled on August 17 fo…24th August 2023

Groups back Wike on Abuja land demolition

Scores of demonstrators on Wednesday threw their weight behind the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, over his threat of demolition of illegal structures in Abuja. According to th…24th August 2023

CP condemns assault on Imo man, inspector arrested

The Imo State Police Command has arrested an Inspector of Police seen in a viral video assaulting a young man. The incident, which happened in Owerri, the state capital, had elicited reactions as many…24th August 2023

NUC implements new varsity curriculum September

The National Universities Commission says the implementation of the Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards will begin by September 2023. The CCMAS document is expected to guide institutions in the…24th August 2023

Diphtheria: Kano seeks six million vaccine doses

The Kano State Government said it would require six million doses of vaccines for massive immunisation to combat the outbreak of diphtheria across the 44 local government areas of the state. This is c…24th August 2023

Osun APC asks members to shun Aregbesola’s caucus

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has cautioned its members against relating with the newly formed Omoluabi Caucus, a group formed recently by the ex-Osun governor, Rauf Aregbeso…24th August 2023

CUPP spokesperson to lead Imo PDP gov campaign

The spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties and member, House of Representatives, Ikenga Ugochinyere, has emerged as the Director General of the Campaign Organisation of the governo…24th August 2023

Minister vows to get accurate housing deficit data

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, on Tuesday, pledged to resolve concerns about data on the number of homeless persons in the country in the coming months. The minister als…24th August 2023

We’re glad to receive remains of our brother — Pilot’s family

The family of the pilot of the crashed Nigerian Air Force MI-171 jet, Flight Lieutenant Ibrahim Adamu has expressed gladness about getting his remains for burial. Adamu Abubakar, the elder brother of …24th August 2023

Kwara Assembly confirms 18 commissioner nominees

The Kwara state House of Assembly has confirmed all the 18 Commissioner nominees including nine women presented to the Assembly by the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. The list of the names of …24th August 2023

Foundation seeks monthly stipends for PWDs

The Kehinde Oshilaja Foundation, formerly known as the Centre for Disability Issues, has appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to consider the payment of monthly stipends for…24th August 2023

Osun FA seals Ixdore 10-year deal

The Osun FA has forged a 10-year partnership with Ixdore Data Services Limited, with the aim of elevating football standards within the state and eventually extend its impact nationwide. This strategi…24th August 2023

IG unveils Lagos complaint response unit

The acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun on Wednesday unveiled the first state-based Complaints Response Unit at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja. Egbetokun also as…24th August 2023

Many injured as masked men shoot indiscriminately in Anambra motor parks

There was pandemonium on Wednesday at two motor parks close to the New Auto Spare parts Market, Nkpor along the Enugu/Onitsha in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State arising from heavy…24th August 2023

Tinubu, Jibrin hail Sultan at 67

President Bola Tinubu and the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Barau Jibrin, have felicitated with Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar who will turn 67, today, August 24, 2023. Tinubu in a state…24th August 2023

APC NWC replaces Kyari, Betta Edu with Dalori, Idele

The ruling All Progressives Congress has officially unveiled new officers to occupy the positions of the outgoing members of the National Working Committee and other vacant zonal offices in the party….24th August 2023

Africa’s debt burden to dominate discussions at ADCC

The worrisome debt conditions of Nigeria and other African countries will be the focus of the discussion at the 2023 Africa Debt Crisis Conclave 2023 scheduled to hold in London in September. In a sta…24th August 2023

110 unity schools to get water hygiene facilities

No fewer than 110 Federal Unity Colleges in the country will get Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities through the World Bank-assisted project of the Federal Ministry of Education tagged ‘Adolesc…24th August 2023

States debt may hit N1.34tn over palliative loans

•Govs to begin palliative loans repayment Dec, FG gives three-month grace •Gombe, Katsina get N2bn each, lament inadequate relief items, Obaseki knocks FG The fresh subsidy palliative loans may dr…24th August 2023

Court adjourns pending applications on FBN Holdings’ AGM to September 5

24th August 2023

Niger: 7,000 Europe-bound migrants stranded, Russian junta backer dies

Freight forwarders threaten to shut ports over extortion

Hoodlums engage soldiers in gun duel in Ebonyi community 

Police set up special protection squad for schools

Illegal settlements will be removed, FCTA insists

Business News

Nigeria highly dependent on imported cars, drugs – UN

Nigeria is highly dependent on the imports of goods, such as refined petrol, cars, smartphones, cereals, and pharmaceuticals, the United Nations has affirmed. This was disclosed by the United Nations …24th August 2023

Police can’t detain cargoes, says shippers council

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Emmanuel Jime, has said that the Nigerian Police Force do not have the right to detain a cargo that has already been cleared by officers of th…24th August 2023

Truckers lament business decline, write LASG over extortion

Truckers under the auspices of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners, have lamented massive drop in business. A letter dated August 11, signed by Remy Ogungbemi, was sent to the Lagos State Governo…24th August 2023

NDDC, KPMG sign agreement on business operations

The Niger Delta Development Commission has signed an agreement with KPMG, a multinational business management consultancy firm, to provide advisory services to the commission on global best practices …24th August 2023

LIRS pledges to drive revenue with technology

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service has expressed its renewed efforts in leveraging cutting-edge technology and effective advocacy to significantly enhance the state’s revenue generation. The E…24th August 2023

Naira tumbles to 900/$, CBN vows BDC operators clampdown

The naira tumbled against the United States dollar at the parallel market on Wednesday, closing at 900/dollar. This came barely two weeks after the local currency was sold 960/dollar at the black mark…24th August 2023

Capital market operators excited as FG plans assets listing

The Ministry of Finance Incorporated’s move to leverage the capital market has been lauded by operators. They have, however, raised concerns about the lack of transparency and indiscipline in govern…24th August 2023

Ikeja hotel shareholders approve N3.5bn capital raise

Shareholders of Ikeja Hotel Plc have approved the raising of additional capital via the rights issue of  1.133bn units and also issued N346m worth of bonus shares. This was disclosed on Wednesday in …24th August 2023

Senate probes public procurement under Buhari

The National Assembly will investigate activities of the procurement system in Nigeria since 2019 to correct the mistakes of the past and regain the confidence of the public in the procurement system,…24th August 2023

NNPCL foundation, NYSC, Kudimata partner on financial literacy

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited foundation has partnered with the National Youth Service Corps and Kudimata, an educational financial community, to equip corps members with basic finan…24th August 2023

Agents fault Customs over alleged infractions

Licensed customs agents have lampooned the Nigeria Customs Service over its recent allegation that they were not adequately utilising the 846 platforms for clearing vehicles with non-standard Vehicle …24th August 2023

Customers protest Discos’ plan to retrieve prepaid meters

Customers of electricity distribution companies are protesting the moves by electricity distribution companies to retrieve prepaid meters for an upgrade. The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company re…24th August 2023

Foreign refiners woo marketers with credit facilities

In an effort to assist Nigerian oil marketers in overcoming the challenge of dollar scarcity in the country, foreign crude oil refiners have started to offer credit facilities,  The PUNCH has learnt….24th August 2023

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