Today’s News Headlines [25th January, 2024]

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Court ends 14-year A’Ibom chieftaincy tussle

The 14-year-old legal battle over the village headship of Ikot Ekop in THE Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has finally been laid to rest. This followed the judgment of an Uyo High… 25th January 2024

Plateau wants troops probed as gunmen kill 30

The Plateau State Government has called on the military authorities to probe the allegation of bias levelled against troops in the Mangu Local Government Area, where  30 persons were killed on Wednes… 25th January 2024

Kuje prison plans security beef-up amid rising insecurity

With the alarming rate of insecurity in parts of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Nigerian Correctional Service has said it is working to beef up the security in its Ku… 25th January 2024

Diri orders cabinet members to prepare handover notes

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has directed members of his cabinet to begin to prepare their handover notes as his first term in office winds down. He gave them the directive during the 126th St… 25th January 2024

NDDC buys UTME form for 30 indigent candidates

The Niger Delta Development Commission, on Wednesday, bought forms for 30 indigent Rivers State candidates intending to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. It picked five beneficiari… 25th January 2024

Proprietors recommend security checks on teachers

The National President, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Mr. Yomi Otubela, on Wednesday, advised the federal and state governments to do security checks on teachers regularly. H… 25th January 2024

Ohuabunwa emerges 2024 Leadership Agenda Summit President

A former presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general elections and immediate past President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Dr. Sam Ohuabunwa, has been … 25th January 2024

Soludo reinstates monarchs, reconciles with Obi of Onitsha, others

Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has reinstated three traditional rulers who were suspended for conferring unauthorised chieftaincy titles on certain individuals, including the senato… 25th January 2024

Ebonyi South: LP candidate promises youth empowerment jobs

Against the backdrop of youth unemployment and the spate of social menace in the Ebonyi South zone, the candidate of the Labour Party in the February 3 rerun election for the zone, Hon. Linus Okorie, … 25th January 2024

Red Cross distributes relief materials to Anambra flood victims

The Anambra State chapter of the Nigerian Red Cross Society has distributed cash and other relief materials to selected people from three local government areas of the state, who were affected by the … 25th January 2024

Constituents commend Kalu for human, infrastructural development

Ndi Ibe Ohafia Development Union has commended the lawmaker representing Abia North senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, for his massive contributions to human and inf… 25th January 2024

What is in Umunneochi are culverts, not human tunnels – Abia CP

Contrary to the erroneous reports in the media claiming that tunnels allegedly being used by kidnappers were discovered in Anambra State, the Abia State Commissioner of Police, Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, … 25th January 2024

Imo appoints Oguwudire SA, Diaspora Sports

Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has approved the appointment of former professional basketball player, Mr. Kingsley Oguwudire, as Special Adviser, Diaspora Sports. His appointment takes … 25th January 2024

PDP, LP ask questions on Tinubu’s France private visit

The Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party, on Wednesday, demanded an explanation as President Bola Tinubu departed Abuja for France on what the Presidency described as a private visit. The PDP… 25th January 2024

Police promote 14 CPs, 1,883 others

The Police Service Commission, on Wednesday, approved new appointments and promotions involving 1,897 senior police officers. The commission elevated 14 Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistan… 25th January 2024

Six to die by hanging for 2021 Ghana coup

Six Ghanaians, including three soldiers, were convicted on Wednesday and sentenced to death by hanging for their involvement in an alleged plot three years ago to overthrow the country’s government…. 25th January 2024

Ondo Assembly screens new deputy gov as Aiyedatiwa sacks cabinet

A former Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Dr Olaide Adelami, will today (Thursday) appear before the Ondo State House of Assembly for screening and possible confirmation as the Deputy Governor o… 25th January 2024

Premier Breweries retirees cry out over unpaid entitlements

No fewer than 4,000 retirees of Premier Breweries Plc, Ontsha, Anambra State, have cried out over their unpaid salary arrears, gratuities and entitlements owed them before their final disengagement fr… 25th January 2024

ESUT doctors declare indefinite strike over insecurity, others

The Association of Resident Doctors of Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital has declared an indefinite strike over the abysmal shortage of doctors, insecurity, and poor s… 25th January 2024

Abia NSCDC commandant extols Umuahia varsity founder

Commandant of Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Usman Ishaq Alfadarai, has said that the siting of a university in Umuahia is one of the good things that has happened… 25th January 2024

2 injured as explosion rocks Maitama

Residents of Maitama, Abuja, have raised the alarm over what they described as an explosion in the area.

In a series of tweets via X, yesterday, some residents said the sound emanated from a nearby dump site.

According to an X user, Serah Ibrahim, “Explosion rocks Maitama, Abuja today. An explosion occurred today at Maitama, Abuja. The explosion was said to have happened close to a refuse dump site. It is suspected to be from a possible gas leakage at the refuse dump.

January 25, 2024

How scavenger kidnapped 8-year-old girl, hid her in bag Ondo

BUT for divine providence, a kidnapper who disguised as a scavenger, Usman Bello aged 34, would have succeeded in abducting an eight-year-old primary school girl at her parents’ residence in Akure Ondo State.

January 25, 2024

Illegal mining: 3 buried alive, one survives in Nasarawa

By David Odama LAFIA —Tragedy struck at Unguwar Tandu village, Karu local government area of Nasarawa State following the death of three persons who were excavating and loading sand and were buried alive. The victims were Dauda Umaru, Abdullahi Ayawa and Zakari Musa while Mohammed Nasir survived. Narrating the incident, deputy chairman of the Union […]

January 25, 2024

Allowing NASS polls petitions terminate at S’Court dangerous — Adegoke, SAN

In this interview, Mr Kunle Adegoke, SAN, dissects the recent judgment of the Supreme Court which reversed the Appeal Court’s nullification of the electoral victory of Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang with emphasis on the miscarriage of justice occasioned by sacked lawmakers in the state and declared that the glaring error made by the lower […]

January 25, 2024

Economic zones attract $66bn FDI to Nigeria — SEZs Chair

The Special Economic Zones, SEZs, has so far attracted $66 billion Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, to the Nigerian economy since 2021, Chairman, Nigeria Economic Zones Association, NEZA, Chief Nabil Saleh, has disclosed.

January 25, 2024

Williams brothers fire Athletic past Barca into Copa semis

January 25, 2024

Wike mobilises traditional leaders to strengthen fight against insecurity in FCT  

FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike has enlisted the support of traditional leaders to strengthen the fight against insecurity in the federal capital.

January 25, 2024

Food prices rose in December 2023 – NBS

‘I didn’t investigate Whitney’s medication’, mother tells court

Liverpool to face Chelsea in League Cup final

Explosion in Abuja not related to bombing — Police

Degree Mills: Our expectations from probe panel — ASUU, NANS, NAPTAN

Price of rice up 81% in 1 yr, Onions rise 123%

Relief coming with more forex, reduced inflation — CBN, NESG

Toothless bulldog: Tinubu’s EFCC can’t fight corruption, by Olu Fasan

Ondo suffers resurgence of kidnappings, killings, banditry

Afenifere crisis: Fasoranti’s faction sacks Adebanjo as acting leader

Plateau: Over 30 killed, houses burnt as gunmen defy curfew

Nesgas LPG depot will create over 100,000 jobs, boost economy — Ekpo

Nigerians should embrace ‘Will’ writing, says Leadway Capital


FG projects N19.4tn revenue in 2024

Govt revenue trapped in commercial banks – RMFAC chair

Business-friendly tax policies will improve revenue –LIRS chief

ACAMB reelects Polaris spokesperson as president

Signature Bank opens two new branches

Blinken opens new American Corner in Lagos

Oil marketers seek tax relief

Oil marketers have appealed to the Federal Government to grant them tax relief to ameliorate their suffering due to the harsh economic conditions. The marketers, under the auspices of the Independent … 25th January 2024

Huawei launches smart solar solution

Huawei, a digital technology company, has launched a smart solar solution product. The new solar solution called Fusionsolar Residential Luna 2.0 was recently launched in Abuja. According to the Vice … 25th January 2024

Discos link poor power supply to gas shortage

The nationwide power supply shortage in Nigeria is due to a lack of gas, The PUNCH has learnt. Our correspondent gathered that the various gas-fired grids in the country were not getting enough gas su… 25th January 2024

Adopt technology to tackle healthcare challenges – Tijani

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, has advocated the adoption of technology to address healthcare challenges in Africa. Tijani made this disclosure during an event co-ho… 25th January 2024

Agents seek urgent disbursement of Cabotage fund

Licensed customs agents have called on the Federal Government to urgently disburse the Cabotage Vessels Financing Funds to enable indigenous shipowners to acquire more vessels. The founder of the Nati… 25th January 2024

Shipowners partners NNPCL on vessel purchase

Shipowners have partnered with the Nigerian National Petroluem Corporation Limited to boost ship acquisition in the country. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday after a meeting between the sh… 25th January 2024

Importers diverting cargoes to Lome port, say operators

Maritime stakeholders have blamed the lack of access to foreign exchange for the preference of Lome as the port of origin by Nigerian importers of petroleum products. These stakeholders stated this in… 25th January 2024

LivingTrust Mortgage Bank grows revenue by 14%

The profit after tax of LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc has dipped by 17.96 per cent to N745.80m at the end of December 2023 compared to N909.15m in the prior year. This was revealed in the unaudited an… 25th January 2024

CNG will cut fuel costs by 50%, says Zeta Power

Zeta Power Limited has advised business owners and drivers to reduce their daily running costs with the use of Compressed Natural Gas. The Zeta Power Chief Executive Officer, Operation, Kyriakos Schiz… 25th January 2024

NNPCL, FG will now remit dollar revenue to CBN – Cardoso

•Huge cash in circulation causing naira depreciation, says IMF The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited and the Ministry of Finance have agreed to remit all their dollar revenues to the Ce… 25th January 2024

Indian firms will invest $14bn in Nigeria – Minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Doris Uzoka-Anite, has revealed that Indian investors were prepared to inject $14bn into Nigeria’s economy. In a statement on Wednesday, Uzoka-Anite … 25th January 2024

Nigeria, others debt to hit $863bn in 2024, says report

Sub-Saharan Africa’s external debt is projected to increase by 52.32 per cent to $863.38bn in 2024 from $566.84bn in 2016, according to a report by research and consulting firm, Financial Derivative… 25th January 2024

Syringe manufacturers face mounting obstacles amid persistent imports

EDIDIONG IKPOTO examines the impact syringe imports have had on the local manufacturing scene on January 4, 2024, Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing, once regarded as Africa’s largest syringe manufacturi… 25th January 2024

Waters Resources ministry, Abia partner to end open defecation

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, said it would collaborate with the Abia State Government to end open defecation in the South-Eastern state this year. It disclosed this through the Federal Minist… 25th January 2024

Shipowners partners NNPCL on vessel purchase

Shipowners have partnered with the Nigerian National Petroluem Corporation Limited to boost ship acquisition in the country. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday after a meeting between the sh… 25th January 2024

NGX index crosses 100,000 points

The Nigerian Exchange Limited’s benchmark index crossed the 100,000 basis point mark, setting a new all-time high record on Wednesday.  At the close of trading, the All-Share Index of the local bou… 25th January 2024,

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