Today’s News Headlines [25th October, 2023]

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Eight years after, N10bn Nasarawa cargo airport still grounded

Not a few residents of Nasarawa State have continued to deride both the Federal Government and the state’s  successive governments over the crippled state of the Lafia International Cargo Airport w… 25th October 2023

Ganduje canvasses constitutional roles for deputy govs

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje, has called for specific constitutional roles for deputy governors in order to keep them busy. The News Agency of Nigeria repo… 25th October 2023

Basic education investment yielding poor results – Minister

The Federal Government has lamented that massive investments in the nation’s basic education sector have not translated into desired results. The Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, sa… 25th October 2023

Bandits kill Imam in Kaduna mosque attack

Some bandits, in the early hours of Tuesday, invaded a mosque at Sabon Layi, Kakangi ward in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing the Imam, identified simply as Mallam Mamud… 25th October 2023

‘Ortom’s vehicles’: Court hears N5bn suit against Benue gov

Justice Tertsea Kume of the Benue State High Court in Makurdi, on Tuesday, fixed October 30 to hear an N5bn suit filed against the Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyancinth Alia, over the seizure of… 25th October 2023

Suspected herders kill three Benue IDPs

Suspected armed herders have killed three at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Agagbe, Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State. A resident told our correspondent on Tuesday that the inci… 25th October 2023

FEMA to prosecute residents responsible for disasaters

The FCT Emergency Management Agency has warned that sanctions will be taken against any person or organisation found culpable or responsible for disasters within the Federal Capital Territory. The act… 25th October 2023

FG begins routine cervical cancer immunisation for girls

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, introduced the Human Papillomavirus vaccine into the routine immunisation system to prevent cervical cancer among girls. The vaccination targets over seven million … 25th October 2023

South-West govs visit Akeredolu in Ibadan

Four governors of South-West states, on Tuesday, met with their ailing Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, in his Jericho private residence in Ibadan, Oyo State. The governors, who visited Akere… 25th October 2023

Abiodun inspects cargo airport, says operations start Dec

The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has said that the ongoing Agro-Cargo Airport project along Ilisan-Iperu Road in the Ikenne Local Government Area of the state should be ready for commercial o… 25th October 2023

Constable recruitment: Police get 288,266 applications in one week

Barely a week after the Nigeria Police Force opened an online portal for the recruitment of constables, no fewer than 288,266 applicants indicated interest and completed the online form as of 7pm on M… 25th October 2023

Multiple taxation: Tinubu panel asks govt to drop 190 taxes, OPS blames states

•Panel okays 10 levies, says 200 taxes burdensome, lobbies N’Assembly, states •President endorses tax reforms, panel to address FEC, FIRS pledges implementation In a move to eliminate multiple t… 25th October 2023

Court hears N1.8tn suit against Uduaghan, Okowa Jan 24

A Delta State High Court in Warri, on Tuesday, fixed January 29 to hear a suit seeking to compel former governors Emmanuel  Uduaghan and Ifeanyi Okowa, to account for the 13 per cent oil derivation f… 25th October 2023

Kinsmen endorse Sylva for Bayelsa gov

As the former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva seeks to overturn his disqualification from the November 11 Governorship Election in Bayelsa State, his kinsmen in the Nembe and … 25th October 2023

DSS nabs suspected terrorist’s wife, recovers 150 AK-47 rifles

Operatives of the Department of State Service, Niger State Command, stormed a house in Kulobe community in the Gbeganu area of Minna, Niger State, following a tip-off from neighbours, and discovered a… 25th October 2023

LASG promises investment in gas pipelines

The Lagos State Government has promised to invest in terminal pipelines in order to encourage oil and gas sector players in the state seeking to invest in the importation of liquefied natural gas. The… 25th October 2023

EFCC chair orders staff to declare assets

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ola Olukoyede, on Tuesday, directed staff members of the commission to immediately declare their assets in line with civil service regu… 25th October 2023

Mobile court convicts 26 environmental offenders

The Lagos State Environmental Special Offences Court sitting in Ikoyi, on Tuesday, sentenced 26 persons to community service for dumping waste indiscriminately in different parts of the state. The cou… 25th October 2023

Senate demands probe of Benue bank robberies

The Senate, on Tuesday, urged the Nigeria Police Force and other relevant security agencies to investigate the circumstances surrounding the recent attacks on banks and police formation in Benue State… 25th October 2023

Ignore request for my probe, Aiyedatiwa writes Ondo CJ

The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, on Tuesday, urged the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olusegun Odusola, to decline a request to raise a panel for his (Aiyedatiwa’s) impeachment. … 25th October 2023

Quit Bayelsa gov race, PDP tells Sylva

Army court-martials 25 soldiers, one officer in Enugu

Senate probes N11.35tn refinery repairs, summons Kyari, others

Gunmen abduct Nasarawa varsity female lecturer

Kaduna ex-senator, Sani, opens up on Wike

Northern group withdraws quit notice issued to Igbos

Quit Bayelsa gov race, PDP tells Sylva

Army court-martials 25 soldiers, one officer in Enugu

Senate probes N11.35tn refinery repairs, summons Kyari, others

Gunmen abduct Nasarawa varsity female lecturer

Kaduna ex-senator, Sani, opens up on Wike


Building collapse: Senate wants insurance regulations reviewed

Following the increasing reports of building collapse in Nigeria, the Senate President has called on a review of the sections of the Insurance Act 2004 that focus on building insurance to ensure stiff… 25th October 2023

Edo partners Foton Motor Group on vehicle manufacturing

The Edo State Government has said that it is collaborating with Foton Motor Group, an international vehicle manufacturing firm, to establish a world-class vehicle assembling and manufacturing plant in… 25th October 2023

Dangote Cement restates commitment to sustainable environment

Dangote Industries Limited has reiterated its commitment to a sustainable environment in all the communities where its business units operate by prioritising the use of natural and renewable resources… 25th October 2023

Operator blames poor infrastructure for flights delay

The Chairman of United Nigeria, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo, has said the major causes of flight delays and cancellations are factors outside the control of airline operators. According to him, only two per … 25th October 2023

NNPCL records 149 oil theft cases in one week

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited said it recorded 149 incidences of crude oil theft across the Niger Delta in one week. In a statement on Tuesday, the Company said in one of the inciden… 25th October 2023

Automobile awards to recognise industry players

The Automobiles and Road Safety Initiative will host the forthcoming Nigeria Automotive Industry Awards to recognise creativity and reward excellence among key players in the motoring industry in Nige… 25th October 2023

Reps fault CBN’s forex ban lift, NECA kicks

A member of the House of Representatives, Sada Soli, has warned that the lifting of the ban on foreign exchange on 43 items by the Central Bank of Nigeria may ruin local economy. He gave the warning o… 25th October 2023

Association boosts internal auditors’ skills

The Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria has said that it is seeking to improve the quality of internal audit reports released in the country. This was revealed by the chairman of… 25th October 2023

Winners get N32m from Stanbic IBTC’s talent hunt

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers has kicked off the second edition of its talent hunt show, FUZE 2.0, aimed at spotlighting and reward young talents in music, dance, fashion, and technology. The competit… 25th October 2023

FAAC: FG, States, LGs enjoy N903.48bn September revenue

The Federation Account Allocation Committee says it shared N903.48bn among the three tiers of government for September 2023. FAAC disclosed this in a communiqué issued at the end of its latest meetin… 25th October 2023

FG to implement telecoms tax, may raise VAT rate

The Federal Government is set to implement excise duty on telecommunication services to boost its revenue base. It disclosed this in its newly released 2024-2026 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and … 25th October 2023

Lagos Free Zone wins award

The Lagos Free Zone has won the Industrial Champion Category of the Global Free Zones of the Year 2023 awards organised by fDi Intelligence, a service from the Financial Times. In the statement on Sun… 25th October 2023

Turkey, Libya, others write Nigeria for gas supply

Turkey and Libya have joined the growing list of foreign countries calling on Nigeria for the supply of natural gas, the Federal Government announced on Tuesday. It said the demand for Nigerian was on… 25th October 2023

NESG partnership, patriotic CSR for economic growth – Dana Air

Dana Air has tagged its over 1O years partnership with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, as a patriotic and resilient Corporate Social Responsibility for Nigeria’s Economic Development. Themed: Pa… 25th October 2023

Nigeria’s forex market needs clear, enforceable rules – i-invest boss

Chairman of brokerage firm, Parthian Partners Limited, owners of digital investment platform, i-invest, Dotun Sulaiman, has expressed optimism about the potential impact of the Central Bank of Nigeria… 25th October 2023

Mikano Motors reviews Geely deal, expands with Changhan

Mikano Motors, a prominent player in Nigeria’s automobile industry, has expanded its offerings by incorporating the Changan brand into its portfolio. This strategic move allows Mikano Motors to acce… 25th October 2023

Standard Chartered drives inclusion with banking academy for women

Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited has set up a Banking Academy for the professional development of women within the banking sector. In a statement, the financial institution said that the Standa… 25th October 2023

Carloha, Chery Automobile sign car dealership pact

Carloha, Nigeria’s foremost automobile dealership has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chery Automobile, marking a significant chapter in the Nigerian automotive industry. This strategic co… 25th October 2023

‘Nigerians lose N150bn annually to substandard auto batteries’

The President of Automobiles and Road Safety Initiative, Samuel Oriowo, has revealed that Nigeria incurs an annual loss of over N150bn due to the importation of fake, substandard automobile batteries … 25th October 2023

Premium Pension appoints new chairman, directors

Premium Pension Limited says it has appointed Gen. Bitrus Kwaji as its new chairman. In a statement, it said this followed the retirement of the erstwhile Chairman Mr Ibrahim Babayo, who held the posi… 25th October 2023


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