Today’s News Headlines [29th November,2023)

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Drop Niger Republic sanctions, Sokoto PDP chieftain tells Tinubu

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Sokoto State, Kabiru Aliyu, has called on the Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States and the President of the Federal Republic of Niger… 29th November 2023

Fubara promises jobs for veterans’ children, donates N30m

The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has promised to provide jobs for legionnaires’ children in the state civil service. The governor said he understood that people were looking forward to … 29th November 2023

Rising fire accidents worry Gombe fire service as four die

The Commanding Officer, Federal Fire Service Gombe State Command, Deputy Controller  Ayuba Jonah-Sule, has alerted over the high incidences of fire outbreaks, especially during harmattan seasons. Jon… 29th November 2023

INEC should be unbundled, inter-party defections banned – Jega

The immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, has called for the unbundling of the commission and a comprehensive review of the processes and proced… 29th November 2023

B’Haram terrorists behead 11 Borno loggers

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have ambushed and beheaded no fewer than 11 loggers in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. It was gathered that the terrorists rode on camels and carried o… 29th November 2023

Hundreds get free surgeries in Niger

It was an emotion-laden sight as Arewa PUNCH watched hundreds of indigent citizens and residents of Niger State who came from far and near to benefit from the free surgical operations the Sani Bello F… 29th November 2023

FCTA inspects site for judges’ apartments

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has directed the Federal Capital Development Authority, to provide infrastructure in the area designated for the construction of residential… 29th November 2023

LASEPA seals hotels, church over noise pollution

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency has sealed seven hotels and a church over noise pollution. LASEPA confirmed this on its X handle on Tuesday in Lagos. The agency said they were sealed f… 29th November 2023

Reps promise end to strikes in varsities

The House of Representatives Committee on University Education has promised to work towards ending recurring strikes in the universities in the country. The chairman of the committee, Abubakar Fulata,… 29th November 2023

Rivers APC caretaker chair resumes, seeks support

The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Chief Tony Okocha, has said he will rebuild the party and place it on a pedestal to contest elections and win…. 29th November 2023

Off-cycle polls: 22,600 NSCDC personnel protest unpaid allowances

Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps deployed for the November 11 governorship polls in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo states have complained over the alleged refusal of the authorities t… 29th November 2023

Repentant B’Haram insurgents now 160,000 – Zulum

The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, said on Tuesday that the number of repentant Boko Haram insurgents in the state had risen to 160,000. The governor said though there were still Boko … 29th November 2023

Rice, maize harvesting begins in four states, says FG

The harvesting and bagging of rice and maize by the National Agricultural Land Development Authority and its partners has commenced in Niger, Nasarawa, Benue, and Oyo states, the Federal Government ha… 29th November 2023

COVID-19 funds: Reps grill ministry over N4bn recruitment

The House of Representatives Public Account Committee, on Tuesday, queried the Federal Ministry of Water Resources for allegedly sinking a single unit of borehole at N25m and others at N12.5m per unit… 29th November 2023

Japa: Five LUTH wards shut, beds empty, say Reps

The House of Representatives Committee on Health has revealed that not less than five wards with about 150 beds, have been closed down at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba due to a sho… 29th November 2023

A’Court sacks Bauchi Deputy Speaker, orders rerun

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has nullified the election of the Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Jamilu Barade, and ordered a rerun in some polling units. The PUNCH reports… 29th November 2023

Supreme Court: NJC screens 22 nominees, candidates face DSS, others

The National Judicial Council may on Friday send the names of 11 successful candidates to President Bola Tinubu for appointment into the Supreme, The PUNCH gathered on Tuesday. It also gathered that 2… 29th November 2023

Ben Nwabueze’s burial committee

The family of the late legal luminary, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has announced that he will be buried in March 2024 just as the family announced the names of committee members for the burial. The one-time S… 29th November 2023

Coup scare: ECOWAS team arrives S’Leone, 34 declared wanted

Delegations of the Economic Community of West African States and Nigeria, on Tuesday, arrived in Sierra Leone on a solidarity and fact-finding mission following Sunday’s invasion of the armoury at t… 29th November 2023

Oyedepo’s son unveils ministry, gets father’s blessings

The son of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners Chapel, Isaac Oyedepo, has unveiled his ministry. Isaac confirmed this in a YouTube video titled: “Unve… 29th November 2023

More men die of suicide in Africa, says CDC

Group accuses ex-SGF Lawal of manipulating poor northerners

Businesses grounded as Saraki’s constituency road, others fail

Emefiele fails to perfect bail, EFCC opens N1.2bn trial

10 years after, power play grounds Kano’s multi-billion naira electricity project

Ondo crisis worsens, Assembly demands Aiyedatiwa’s resignation


Bank recapitalisation: Presidency backs CBN, investors rush for mega-banks stocks

•We must address banks capital adequacy to grow economy – Tinubu’s adviser •Investors inject N110bn in UBA, FBNH, Zenith, Access, other stocks in two days Presidency on Tuesday expressed suppo… 29th November 2023

Minister explains why govt prefers imported vehicles

Nigerian government prefers to buy imported vehicles because local manufacturers are still found wanting in terms of providing after-sale service, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr D… 29th November 2023

FG will intervene in building, manufacturing sector – Shettima

The Vice President Kashim Shettima has said the economic policies of the current administration will resuscitate economic activities in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. He also pledged commi… 29th November 2023

Report links bad governance to Nigeria’s economic crisis

Poor governance, themed by a vast array of issues including fiscal recklessness constitutes the major bane to Nigeria’s crisis-plagued economy, according to a new report by Nanyang Technology Univer… 29th November 2023

Foundation empowers young CEOs with grants

A non-governmental organisation, the Ultimate Destiny Uplifters Foundation Africa, has empowered no fewer than 20 entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 to 45 with various empowerment including seed cap… 29th November 2023

Fund diversion: Patricia Technologies promises tighter security

Patricia Technologies Limited has pledged better system security following the technical breach that rocked the firm and led to illegal fund diversions from its account. The company had earlier petiti… 29th November 2023

Flight diversion: NCAA may suspend United Nigeria Airlines leased planes

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding United Nigeria Abuja-bound flight which was diverted to the Asaba International Airport. Consequently…

Nigerian Investors able to raise $94bn climate capital – Report

Varsity, others partner Providus Bank to boost creative industry

Marketing Edge disputes NIMN’s claim, demands apology

Fatgbems Group diversifies into agriculture, others

FirstBank UK integrates Bloomberg solution to trading platform

Auto policy to catalyse industry growth, says NADDC DG

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