Today’s News Headlines [24th January,2024]

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FG, IFAD distribute agro inputs to 619 Nasarawa farmers

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, has distributed farming inputs to 619 farmers in Nasarawa State for the 2023/2024 dry season farming … 24th January 2024

NAF pledges respect for human rights

The Nigerian Air Force has promised to abide by the provisions of international humanitarian laws during its operations. The service said it was ready to engage with organisations such as the Internat… 24th January 2024

Ex-NBA president backs court on alternative lawyers’ association

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has welcomed the decision of the court to establish an alternative association for Nigerian lawyers. Justice Gladys Olotu of… 24th January 2024

Miyetti Allah, DSS disagree over leader’s arrest

The Department of State Services and the Nigerian Army, on Tuesday, denied taking into custody the the President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo, over the creation of a vigilance group in N… 24th January 2024

UNICEF trains 285,000 Borno children orphaned by B’Haram

About 285,000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency and children of the vulnerable have been taught basic literacy and numeracy under UNICEF’s Teaching at the Right Level initiative in Born… 24th January 2024

Edo APC denies screening gov aspirants

The Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said that no aspirants have been screened or disqualified from the governorship race. A six-man committee led by the House of Representative … 24th January 2024

INEC meets security agencies over Feb 3 by-elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday,  said “conducting isolated elections in Nigeria can be challenging.” This was as he urged security… 24th January 2024

Oyo monarchs meet Makinde over Ibadan explosion

The traditional rulers in Oyo State, on Tuesday, visited Governor Seyi Makinde over last Tuesday’s explosion in the Bodija area of Ibadan, which claimed five lives, injured 77 persons and destroyed … 24th January 2024

Adeleke boosts micro-credit agency with N1bn

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday, disclosed plans by his administration to commit N1bn as a revolving loan to the state-owned Cooperative and Micro-Credit Agency. Speaking at the first… 24th January 2024

Kwara 101-year-old monarch begs for salary arrears

The traditional ruler of the ancient Jebba town in the Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State, Oba Abdulkadir Alabi Adebara, has pleaded with the state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to re… 24th January 2024

A’Ibom cuts spending on official private jet

The Akwa Ibom State Government says it has decided to “undertake a cost reduction management structure for the state official private jet.” This is according to an excerpt of the minutes taken at … 24th January 2024

Mixed feelings in Kogi as Bello winds down, politicians woo Ododo

As the countdown to the January 27 hand-over date begins, activities at the Lugard House seat of the state government is gradually winding down. Arewa PUNCH gathered from very reliable sources that al… 24th January 2024

Plateau Assembly sits as police tear-gas sacked PDP lawmakers

Armed policemen, on Tuesday, teargassed the 16  Peoples Democratic Party members of the Plateau State House of Assembly who were sacked by the Court of Appeal. The lawmakers had arrived at the Rayfie… 24th January 2024

NGO wants media involvement in Katsina peace moves

The International Organisation for Migration  Programme Manager in Nigeria, Jean Nahesi Kutumbakama, on Tuesday, urged the media to be part of the current efforts aimed at  resolving security challe… 24th January 2024

Kwara, monarchs settle communal dispute, preach peaceful coexistence

The Kwara State Government and some traditional rulers from Oyo and Kwara states have resolved the lingering communal dispute between the Yoruba and the Baruba ethnic groups in Chikanda community in t… 24th January 2024

Agency trains officials to boost service delivery

The Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority has organised a five-day technical training programme for its staff on Grade Levels 08-15. According to the agency, this is in line with its resolve … 24th January 2024

545 ‘Sanwo-Olu Cares’ beneficiaries got financial aid – SA

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor, Office of Political, Legislative and Civic Engagement, Dr Tajudeen Afolabi, said on Tuesday that the state government had given financial aid to 545 in… 24th January 2024

Abiodun swears in three judges, two perm secs

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, swore in three judges and two permanent secretaries. The swearing-in of the judges took place at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, while t… 24th January 2024

Styrofoam causes environmental havoc, diseases, says LASEPA

The Lagos State Government has given reasons for placing a ban on the use of styrofoams in the state. The PUNCH reports that the government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environme… 24th January 2024

Lawyers groan as Osun court closure enters two months

Lawyers in Osun State have called for an amicable resolution of the logjam involving the leadership of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria and the government for courts in the state to reopen. The Os… 24th January 2024

Kidnapping: FCTA begins profiling worst-hit communities

Minister promises implementation of presidential directives on IPPIS

Tributes as ‘Moonstruck’ director Norman Jewison dies at 97

Norman Jewison, the Oscar-nominated director of “In the Heat of the Night” and “Moonstruck” whose half-century career of filmmaking defied categorization, has died at age 97, his publicist said Monday.

NDLEA secures 68 convictions, rehabilitates 12 in A’Ibom – Commander

Blinken says America committed to peace, security in Africa

Trump’s New York defamation trial to resume Thursday

Babatunde Fashola’s pension claims, by Rotimi Fasan

New policy to address maritime challenges on the way

Stable FX rate, higher demand will spur domestic manufacturing in 2024 — CBN 

How FG, others gain N1.05trn from Naira depreciation 

Naira depreciates to N1,355/$ in parallel market

Kidnapping: Wike asks Abuja councils to strengthen vigilance teams, procures more vehicles

How FG, others gain N1.05trn from Naira depreciation

Court orders registration of new lawyers association to rival NBA

Japa: 32,462 Nigerians apply for passports in two weeks

US pastor who pocketed investors’ $1.3m says God told him to do it

Nigeria and International Day of Education

Today, the world celebrates the sixth International Day of Education, IDE. The IDE recognises the role education plays in peace and development. This year’s theme is: “Learning for Lasting Peace”. The IDE is held annually on January 24, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

CBN’s power play: What lies beneath the banking drama 

By AWAAL GATA THE recent decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to dissolve the Boards and Management of Union Bank, Keystone Bank, and Polaris Bank has ignited widespread discussions across the nation. This move has not only attracted attention but has also divided public opinion, with the public interpreting the decision in different ways […]

Democracy, governance and the Nigerian condition (2), by Usman Sarki

“Every age has its own manners, and its politics dependent upon them”- Edmund Burke, 1729-1797 SEVERAL landmark achievements were recorded during those two administrations, which still have some relevance on governance in our country today. Much as the annulment of the June 12, 1993 elections formed a watershed in our country’s politics, several other initiatives […]

ICSAN appoints Okuneye Registrar/Chief Executive

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has announced the appointment of Mr. Babatunde Oladipo Okuneye, as its new Registrar/Chief Executive.

Between NBC and MRA, what happens to regulation now? By Okoh Aihe

THE National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, got a dip in reputation and responsibilities last week when a Federal High Court in Abuja shaved it of its capacity to ever place a fine on any of the broadcast stations it regulates. It was a major victory for Media Rights Agenda, MRA, which had taken the Commission to court […]


Nigerian market not mature for electric vehicles, say stakeholders

Industry experts have cautioned against the early adoption of electric vehicles in Nigeria. They said the obstacles include inadequate power supply, scarcity of certified EV technicians, limited charg… 24th January 2024

Coronation Bank appoints new managers

Coronation Merchant Bank Limited has announced the appointment of a deputy managing director, chief financial officer and chief risk officer to its management team. A statement from the bank noted tha… 24th January 2024

Chery Automobile sales grow by 52.6%

Chery Automobile said it sold 1,881,316 vehicles in 2023, marking a 52.6 per cent growth compared to the previous year. This was disclosed in a statement by Carloha, the exclusive national partner of … 24th January 2024

Flight cancellations not deliberate, says NCAA

The Acting Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Chris Najomo, has stated that no airline deliberately cancels flights or delays passengers. The NCAA DG, who spoke to journalists r… 24th January 2024

Ronchess Global Resources appoints independent non-executive directors

Ronchess Global Resources Plc has announced the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors, Yusuf Tafida and Habibah Waziri to its board. In a statement, it disclosed that the decision… 24th January 2024

EKEDC recommits to quality service delivery

Eko Electricity Distribution Company has reaffirmed its commitment to making huge investments in infrastructural development and its corporate social responsibility efforts. This was disclosed on Mond… 24th January 2024

Aviation minister decries low MRO capacity

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, said the deficiency of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul capabilities is one of the constraints to the sector’s operations in the c… 24th January 2024

Why electricity tariff hike was opposed – ICAN

The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Dr Innocent Okwuosa, has disclosed that the body opposed the hike in electricity tariff last year because it coincided with the remo… 24th January 2024

Ex-Lagos commissioner joins EduTimes board

A former Commissioner for Education of Lagos State, Folasade Adefisayo, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of EduTimes Africa. According to a statement, the founders of EduTimes Africa, Oladapo… 24th January 2024

Regency Alliance MD, Otegbeye, retires

Regency Alliance Plc has announced the retirement of Mr Biyi Otegbeye as its managing director effective January 1, 2024. In a statement, the insurance firm said that Otegbeye served for 30 years in t… 24th January 2024

AfDB launches first sustainable bond

The African Development Bank has launched a $2bn social global bond due 25 February 2027. In a statement, the Continental Development Bank said that the transaction was its first social bond issued un… 24th January 2024

Ogun rules out tax filing deadline extension

The Ogun State Internal Revenue Service has warned that there would be no extension in the deadline for the filing of the 2023 annual tax returns. The Executive Chairman OGIRS, Olugbenga Olaleye, said… 24th January 2024

FAAC: FG, states, LGs share over N1tn

The Federation Account Allocation Committee announced that it shared N1.13tn of earnings in December 2023 among the Federal Government, States, and Local Government Councils. This is N500bn more than … 24th January 2024

Axxela joins UN Global Compact

Axxela Limited, a private sector developer of natural gas distribution pipelines in Nigeria, has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative, a voluntary leadership platform for the developmen… 24th January 2024

CITN trains Gambia revenue agency staff

Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria has trained six senior personnel of the Gambia Revenue Authority. The institute in a statement on Tuesday said the five-day training which took place in Lago… 24th January 2024

Stable FX rate, higher demand will spur domestic manufacturing in 2024 — CBN 

How FG, others gain N1.05trn from Naira depreciation 

New policy to address maritime challenges on the way

The Federal Government will soon release a new maritime  policy   aimed at tackling challenges faced by operators in the Marine and Blue Economy, especially   in the port environment.

January 24, 2024

Naira depreciates to N1,355/$ in parallel market

How FG, others gain N1.05trn from Naira depreciation

Oil for loan deal: EITI seeks full disclosure of repayment terms

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