Today’s News Headlines (29th, August 2023)

n Kwara communities groan over 18-month blackout

Residents of no fewer than seven Communities in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State are groaning over incessant power blackout which has affected the area for more than 18 months. The aff…29th August 2023

Over 60,000 people killed in farmers-herders conflict – Reps

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas has stated that over 60,000 Nigerians have been killed as a result of the incessant clashes between herders and farmers. He also lamented th…29th August 2023

Osun begins distribution of palliatives Tuesday 

The Osun State Government through its palliative committee in partnership with the Ministry of Special Duties and Regional Integration, will begin the distribution of the subsidised rice palliative to…29th August 2023

Reps call on FG to cancel advert waivers to MDAs

The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee probing employment racketeering in Federal Government agencies has said it will recommend the abolition of waivers to bypass advertisement of employment o…29th August 2023

Customs, NPA plan synergy to track export cargoes

The Nigeria Customs Service has said there is a need to form a joint team with the Nigerian Ports Authority in redefining export activities through the installation of trackers. The acting Comptroller…29th August 2023

NEMA repatriates nine children, 289 adults from Libya prison

The National Emergency Management Agency said it had helped no fewer than 298 Nigerians trapped in Libyan prisons return home to reunite with family and friends since it began a repatriation exercise …29th August 2023

Obaseki, Shaibu feud: Edo disbands deputy governor’s media crew

Edo State Government has disbanded the media crew attached to the Office of the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu. In a statement on Monday by the state’s Commissioner for Communication and Orientation…29th August 2023

Extractive firms underpaid $10bn in taxes, royalties, says NEITI

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, on Monday, told members of the House of Representatives that part of its findings in the extractive industries showed that some companies ope…29th August 2023

Tributes as Trinity VC is buried

Staff and family members of the late Vice-Chancellor of Trinity University, Yaba, Lagos, Prof. Charles Ayo, have made overwhelming tributes during his burial. Ayo, the pioneer VC of Trinity University…29th August 2023

FCTA demolishes multimillion naira Abuja duplex

The Federal Capital Territory Administration on Monday demolished a multimillion-naira duplex located at Plot 226 Cadastral Zone, A02 Wuse 1, Wuse Zone 6 District, for building on an unapproved plot o…29th August 2023

FG evacuates 139 Nigerians freed from Libyan detention

The Federal government with the support of the International Organisation for Migration on Monday evacuated 139 Nigerian irregular migrants freed from detention centers across Libya. Amb. Kabiru Musa,…29th August 2023

Abiodun diverted Ogun LGs’ allocations, N10.8bn bailout, council boss alleges

The Chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State, Wale Adedayo, has accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of diverting the statutory Federal Allocation due to the state’s Local Governments in …29th August 2023

LASG inducts 8,650 new employees

The Lagos State Government has held a specialised induction/training ceremony for 8,650 newly employed as well as newly deployed senior officers in the state civil service. Declaring the induction cer…29th August 2023

Viral video: Ganduje mocks Kwankwaso over FCT ministerial snub

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has come under fire from the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje. G…29th August 2023

Lagos directs schools to resume Monday

The Lagos State Government has directed all basic schools, including nursery, primary and secondary schools, in the state to resume for the 2023/2024 academic session on Monday, September 4, 2023. Spe…29th August 2023

PDP berates Tinubu, says 150m Nigerians can’t afford daily meals

The Peoples Democratic Party has said no fewer than 150 million Nigerians are finding it difficult to afford daily basic meals three months after President Bola Tinubu took office as President. This i…29th August 2023

Niger Coup: Miyetti Allah cautions against use of force, urges dialogue

Socio-cultural group, Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore, on Monday, appealed to President Bola Tinubu to explore dialogue as the “best option in resolving the political crisis in Niger Republic.” The group…29th August 2023

Anambra seals seven market for observing sit-at-home

No fewer than seven markets have been sealed by the Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, for not opening for business on Monday and not participating in the sanitation exercise as or…29th August 2023

More efforts needed to improve Midwest region, says Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, on Monday, said that the issue that gave birth to the creation of the Midwest Region still exists, noting that efforts should be made to improve the socio-ec…29th August 2023

Ogun unveils special task force for land issues

The Ogun State Government has unveiled a 10-man Special Task Force Committee that will deal with land-related issues occasioned by improper and incomplete legal documentation, land encroachment, and l…29th August 2023

FEC unfolds three-year economic revival plan, Tinubu warns ministers

Lagos Assembly alleges planned attack on Speaker, others over rejected cabinet nominees

JUST IN: I won’t beg for my freedom, says Nnamdi Kanu

Cameroon dam flood to hit states in seven days – FG

Abiodun diverted Ogun LGs’ allocations, N10.8bn bailout, council boss alleges

Viral video: Ganduje mocks Kwankwaso over FCT ministerial snub


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