Today’s News Headlines [27th September,2023]

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Agency enlists judges in campaign against domestic violence

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, has joined calls against domestic and sexual violence in the state. Speaking at the Lagos State High Court Osborne at the adorning of judges and …27th September 2023

YABATECH creates diversity, inclusion dept

The Yaba College of Technology has established the Department of Diversity and Inclusion in a bid to reinforce the institution’s commitment to creating a vibrant and inclusive campus that values div…27th September 2023

Reps order NDDC to probe N3.2bn uncompleted project

The House of Representatives has called for an investigation into the activities of Smith Engineering Company Limited over its alleged failure to execute a N3.2bn contract awarded to it by the Niger D…27th September 2023

Lagos deploys technology to promote safety in schools

The Lagos State Government has said it is exploring technology to implement and sustain its safety programmes across schools in the state. The lead resource of Safe School Lagos Initiative, Dr. Bisi E…27th September 2023

Appoint more S’Court justices, raise pay, NBA tells FG

The Nigerian Bar Association has demanded the immediate appointment of more Supreme Court justices to achieve the full complement of 21 justices stipulated for the apex court by  Section 230(1 )(b) o…27th September 2023

Indefinite strike: OPS kicks as Labour vows to shut down airports, others Tuesday

•FG, labour leaders’ meeting holds Tuesday •Tinubu to unveil workers’ package October 1 •MAN, others warn of massive economic losses •Govt foot-dragging on workers’ demands – NLC The F…27th September 2023

INEC unveils Ondo, Edo polls timetable

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 21, 2024, for the Edo State governorship election while that of Ondo State will be held on November 16, 2024. The electoral body said …27th September 2023

Eid-el-Maulud: Wike preaches peace, unity to FCT residents

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Nyesom Wike, has advised residents to always embrace peace and unity in every situation. In his message on the occasion of Eid-el-Maulud o…27th September 2023

Lagos holds job fair to tackle japa

As part of the measures to tackle japa, which is the exodus of Nigerians abroad in search of greener pastures, the Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, organised a job fair, targeting the recruitment o…27th September 2023

Eid-el-Maulud: Pray for Nigeria, president tells Muslims

President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, urged Muslims nationwide to pray for Nigeria which, he said, is at an important juncture as his government takes “all necessary measures to make the country secure…27th September 2023

Sagamu cult killings: DSS grills APC lawmaker, LG chair

The Department of State Services, on Tuesday, reportedly invited the Chairman of the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State,  Afolabi Odulate, over the recent cult killings in Sagamu. Also invite…27th September 2023

Police pay 420 dead cops N1.3bn insurance benefits

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday, presented N1,302,597,269.54 worth of insurance cheques to 420 families and next-of-kin of police officers who died during the i…27th September 2023

Tinubu committed to fight against drug trafficking, says VP

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, says President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government is committed to the fight against abuse and trafficking of illicit substances. He pledged the FG’s continued su…27th September 2023

NEMA distributes relief materials to Anambra flood victims

The National Emergency Management Agency has begun the distribution of relief materials to various households in Anambra State affected by the 2022 flood disaster. The Director-General, NEMA, Alhaji M…27th September 2023

Poly lecturers demand wage review

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, on Tuesday, called for a resumption of the 2010 ASUP-FGN renegotiation agreement process following news of the widely “purported” salary increment for sta…27th September 2023

Ogun council chair arraigned, remanded for defaming gov

The police, on Tuesday, arraigned the impeached Chairman of the  Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun, Wale Adedayo, for allegedly defaming Governor Dapo Abiodun by peddling of falsehood against …27th September 2023

Group wants better funding for tobacco control

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, on Tuesday, lamented the paltry budgetary allocation to tobacco control in the country. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, the Chairman of NTCA, Akinbode Oluw…27th September 2023

Foundation marks TFC founder’s 10th memorial anniversary

The Bunmi Adedayo Foundation, on Monday, marked the 10th memorial anniversary of the pioneer Executive Director of Tastee Fried Chicken, Bunmi Adedayo. Adedayo died on September 25, 2013. The Executiv…27th September 2023

NURTW blames NLC for internal crisis

The National Union of Road Transport Workers has blamed the recent union’s crisis on the interference by the Nigeria Labour Congress. A violent clash between factional groups of the union at its nat…27th September 2023

Residents of Adehun and Rounder communities in the Lafenwa Area of Abeokuta North local government area of Ogun State have bemoaned the abandoned section of the road leading to their communities. The …27th September 2023


Pay workers fair wages, SPN tells LASG

The Socialist Party of Nigeria has called on the Lagos State Government to pay workers in the state fair wages and improve standards of living for the general populace. In a statement signed by the Ch…27th September 2023

AHUON lauds Arik Air over safe operations

The Association for Hajj and Umrah Operators of Nigeria Nigerian, Kano Zone, has commended Arik Air for its exceptional contribution to the success of the 2023 Hajj operations in the zone. In a statem…27th September 2023

FCTA, firm plan carnival to boost economic activities

The Federal Capital Territory Authority, in partnership with Platinum X Art and Media Ltd, is set to organise ‘Abuja I Believe Carnival 2023”. According to the convener of the carnival and the MD/…27th September 2023

Globacom launches products for businesses

Globacom has introduced Glo Prime, a new suite of call and data packages designed to keep businesses connected and operational. In a statement, the telecom operator said the packages catered to high-v…27th September 2023

175 MDAs ignore FOI request – Report

No fewer than 175 federal government ministries, departments and agencies, do not actively respond to requests made through the Freedom of Information Act. A 2023 FOI transparency ranking by the Publi…27th September 2023

Isuzu president seeks govt support for local automakers

The President of Isuzu Motors International FZE, Mansoor Ahmed, has advocated more government support for local automakers and other investors in the automobile sector to stimulate economic growth. Ah…27th September 2023

Access Bank unveils agric business desk

Access Bank has said that it is aiming to ensure food security in Nigeria with the launch of its Agric business desk. The bank said this on Tuesday at its headquarters in Lagos, when it unveiled two n…27th September 2023

Advans MFB gets recognition for innovation

Advans Nigeria, a microfinance firm, has been honoured by Marketing Edge for its commitment to customers service and innovative offerings. According to a statement, the firm was awarded the “Most In…27th September 2023

Sahara Energy restates commitment to medical interventions in Africa

Energy conglomerate, Sahara Group, has restated its commitment to the provision of medical interventions in Africa via Mercy Ships. This was revealed in a statement issued by the group on Tuesday. Mer…27th September 2023

FCMB lists N20.69bn bond on NGX

The FCMB Group has listed N20.69bn bond on the Nigerian Exchange Limited. In a market bulletin signed by Lilian Dako for the Head, Listings Regulation Department of NGX  Regulation, to capital market…27th September 2023

NGX sustains bearish trading with N126bn loss

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Exchange Limited, dipped by N126bn on Tuesday, marking the fifth consecutive negative trading session on the local bourse. The equity market kicked off the we…27th September 2023

Forex inflow hits $10.7bn in two months, says CBN

Nigeria recorded $10.7bn aggregate foreign exchange inflow into the economy in April and May, figures obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria have revealed. The CBN disclosed this in its May economi…27th September 2023

Airlines need NASS intervention to improve forex access – Onyema

The Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has stated the need for legislative intervention to local airlines’ access to favourable interest rates and foreign exchange. Speaking at a webinar titled �…27th September 2023

Decent work: HR specialists call for increased govt commitment

Human resources experts have urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts in increasing multilateral and national actions to achieve decent work for all. In an exclusive interview with The PUNCH,…27th September 2023

Fuel, car, others imports gulp $46bn annually – FG

The Special Adviser to the President on Economic Affairs, Tope Fasua, on Tuesday, urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to reduce the number of bureau de change operators in Nigeria from over 5,000 to abo…27th September 2023

Experts to canvass capital market as economic tool

Experts are set to discuss the role of the capital markets in driving economic growth in Nigeria at the 39th Omolayole Management Lecture Series scheduled in Lagos. The lecture series organised by the…27th September 2023


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