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Fish out Ekiti monarchs killers, Igboho urges govt

Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, on Thursday, called on the Federal Government and relevant security agencies to ensure the timely arrest and prosecution of the killers of … 2nd February 2024

Kano rerun: Police promise adequate security, quick response

The Kano State Police Command, late Thursday night, said its operatives are combat-ready to respond promptly to security challenges during the Saturday rerun election in the state. The Kano police not… 2nd February 2024

How EFCC asked me to implicate finance minister – Ex-AGF

The former Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of deceiving him to admit to the allegations against him. The ex-AGF claimed that the… 2nd February 2024

Planned sale of Shell onshore assets amidst devastation unacceptable – I jaw women

A group, the ‘Coalition of Ijaw Women Voices’ has kicked against the planned sale of onshore oil and gas assets of Shell Petroleum Development Company, valued at $2.4bn. The coalition said divestm… 2nd February 2024

Govt advises PWDs against drug abuse

The Lagos State Government, on Thursday, pledged to combat substance abuse and provide a safe space for persons with disabilities to give them access to rehabilitation services as well as a support sy… 2nd February 2024

Eko Club celebrates achievements at 50

The management of the Eko Club has organised a prayer session to commemorate the club’s 50th anniversary. A statement made available to The PUNCH on by the club’s president, Mr Razaak Olugbenga, s… 2nd February 2024

Lagos to partner EU for improved Nigeria-Europe trade

The Lagos State Government has expressed its readiness to partner with the European Union to promote trade and investment between Nigeria and Europe through the European Business Chamber in Nigeria. T… 2nd February 2024

Pay attention to youth devt to curb insecurity, violence, activist tells Tinubu

A rights activist in Delta State, Comrade Derrick Oritsematosan Agberen, has pleaded with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to “pay more attention to issues of unemployment and genuine skills/development … 2nd February 2024

Kidnappers threatening to kill Ekiti schoolchildren – Parents

The kidnappers of five pupils and four staff members of the Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure Ekiti, are threatening to kill their victims should the parents fail to pay ransom on them as quickl… 2nd February 2024

Kebbi begins N2.99bn modern motor park

The Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, has flagged off the construction, rehabilitation and modernisation of Birnin Kebbi motor park expected to gulp N2.99bn. Speaking after kick-starting the project … 2nd February 2024

Delta counsels contractors on speedy completion of projects

Delta State Government has urged contractors handling various projects for the state to speed up construction works in view of the volatility in the foreign exchange rates. The Delta State Commissione… 2nd February 2024

We ceded cocoa plantation in error – C’River

Cross River government has withdrawn 32 hactares of disputed cocoa plots earlier ceded to Chief Ogar Assam’s family at Abonita Government Cocoa Plantation in the Etung Local Government Area of Cross… 2nd February 2024

Edo youths burn commissioner’s house, monarch’s car over burial rites

Indigenes and residents of the Ojah community in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State are living in fear as irate youths burnt down the residence of the state Commissioner for Social Developme… 2nd February 2024

PUNCH celebrates 50th anniversary with weeklong activities

Nigeria’s foremost print and digital media group, PUNCH Nigeria Limited, is set to roll out the drums to mark its 50th anniversary with an array of epoch-making ceremonies in Lagos. PUNCH, the publi… 2nd February 2024

Otu, Imoke open Jennifer Etuh Medical Centre in C’River

The Governor of Cross River State, Senator Bassey Otu, and a former governor of the state and chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Liyel Imoke, jointly inaugurated a private m… 2nd February 2024

Protest rocks OAUTH over 2,000 sacked workers

Some newly recruited workers at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Thursday, staged a peaceful protest, following the decision of the management to lay them off…. 2nd February 2024

Govt reopens 23 Oyo schools after 10-year shutdown

The Oyo State Government, on Thursday, ordered the reopening of 23 schools in the Atiba, Afijio, Oyo East and Oyo West local government areas of the state, 10 years after they were shut down over land… 2nd February 2024

Oil sale remittances to CBN: FG’s directive to NNPCL illegal — Atiku

THE Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, described President Bola Tinubu’s directive to Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, to remit proceeds of crude oil sales to a dedicated account in the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, as illegal.

February 02, 2024

Miners owe FG over N2trn — Minister

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake, has said miners and operators in the sector owed the federal government more than N2 trillion in revenue.

February 02, 2024

Ekiti pupils abductors reduce N100m ransom to N15m

Indication emerged late Thursday evening that the kidnappers who abducted five pupils and four staff of the Apostolic Faith Church Primary and Secondary School,

February 02, 2024

Mend, not widen, ECOWAS cracks, by Owei Lakemfa

I WILL be surprised if truthfully, the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is surprised by the exit of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger Republic from the organisation. The countries had in a joint statement on Sunday, January 29, 2024 announced on their state television stations, an immediate withdrawal, alleging that ECOWAS had “moved […]

February 02, 2024

Ruling House protests in Ogun over selection process

THE Okewaye Ruling House in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, yesterday, kicked against the attempt to disrupt the selection process for the vacant stool of Olofin of Ado-Odo.

February 02,2024.

Lagos, Chinese firm seal rail, bridge project deals

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said Thursday that his recent trip to China was to finalise plans on the state’s rail projects, adding that he also discussed “the Fourth Mainland … 2nd February 2024

More Edo people seeking asylum in Belgium – Embassy DG

The Director General, Immigration Office, Belgium Embassy, Freddy Roosemont, has disclosed that about 30 per cent of Nigerian migrants seeking asylum in the country were from Edo State. Roosemont, who… 2nd February 2024

RUWASSA establishes EHCs in Delta schools

Delta State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency has taken its campaign against social vices to public primary schools in the state, with the establishment of Environmental Health Clubs. The Gener… 2nd February 2024

Army vows to eliminate crude theft, criminal vices in Delta

Nigerian students abroad groan over naira free fall

PDP appoints caretaker committees for Edo wards

PDP govs demand state police, donate N100m to Plateau victims

By-elections: IG warns troublemakers, restricts movement in 26 states

FG bars states from collecting mining royalties

Illegal refineries should be licensed not destroyed – NULGE

Dangote bags Senegalese national award

Katsina mob razes house, car over alleged blasphemy

Aiyedatiwa demands patriotism as deputy gov takes oath

UK teens face jail term for killing transgender girl 

Anger as gunmen kill 15 in Benue communities

FG seeks concerted efforts in fight against drug abuse

52 suspected cultists arrested during initiation in Ogun

Two dead, over 270 injured in Kenya fire

Why Sokoto butchers reject modern abattoir, insist on old one

Insecurity: After Ekiti, more children kidnapped in Benue

Deporting 12,000 Nigerians will worsen insecurity, Akpabio begs Germany

Gunmen kill traditional ruler, abduct wife, 2 others in Kwara

Woes for federal workers as govt fails to pay salary

Tension as hoodlums behead policeman in Akwa Ibom

Court jails actress 6 months for spraying, stepping on new Naira notes

Why FG should remove electricity subsidy —Power Minister

Hard times: Seven months not enough to fix Nigeria — FG

How we‘ll determine new minimum wage — Govt, OPS, Labour

One in five workers suffer violence, harassment — ILO

FG plans to emasculate us, NASU raises alarm

Busines News

NNPCL to complete Warri refinery Q1

Panic heightens among market traders over Lagos govt quit notice

$900bn dead capital locked up in real estate — PwC

BOI partners IFC on industrial sector funding

FG lauds Dangote over economic diversification drive

Sugar lifts BUA Foods revenue to N728bn

Equity market rebounds with N902bn gain

Bullish trading resurfaced on the stock market on Thursday leading to a gain of N902bn. This came after two bearish sessions on the back of profit-taking activities. A similar trend was recorded on NA… 2nd February 2024

Agric dealers raise taskforce to tackle malpractices

Agricultural inputs’ dealers, on Thursday, inaugurated a compliance monitoring team to tackle the incessant cases of malpractices in the sales/distribution of agro-commodities across the country. Op… 2nd February 2024

Delta Air Lines ranked among 50 most admired companies

Delta Air Lines has clinched the 11th spot on the Top 50 Most Admired Companies list. According to the list put together by Fortune Magazine, the company is the most admired in the airline segment of … 2nd February 2024

Terminal operator pledges prompt cargo delivery

The APM Terminals Apapa has assured freight forwarders and licensed customs agents of efficient service and timely delivery of their consignments. In a statement on Thursday, the Terminal Manager of A… 2nd February 2024

FG, NICA to develop consumer credit framework

The Federal Government is working with the National Institute of Credit Administration to develop a framework for consumer credit in Nigeria. According to a statement from NICA on Thursday, signed by … 2nd February 2024

Repton Group emerges Dangote Cement’s largest distributor

Repton Group, a Nigeria-based conglomerate, says it has emerged as the 2023 National Largest Distributor of Dangote Cement in Nigeria. In a statement, the group noted that it clinched the award throug… 2nd February 2024

Embrace green economy, DACA urges FG

The  Chief Executive Officer of a global non-profit, Development Action & Campaign for Africa, Adeola Akinremi, has urged the Federal Government and other African countries to prioritise the tran… 2nd February 2024

LCCI links forex crisis to weak industrial capacity

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has attributed the country’s lingering foreign exchange crisis to its weak industrial capacity. The President of the chamber, Gabriel Idahosa, stated this … 2nd February 2024

Cadbury operating profit up by 4,228%

Cadbury Nigeria Plc grew its operating profit by 4,228 per cent to N8.40bn in 2023 from N195m it recorded in the previous year. According to the unaudited financial statement approved by Cadbury’… 2nd February 2024

Naira rebounds as banks offload excess dollars

Ahead of the midnight February 1, 2024 deadline given by the Central Bank of Nigeria to commercial banks to sell all excess foreign exchange holdings, Deposit Money Banks on Thursday made frantic effo… 2nd February 2024

21 graduate from IITA Insects4feed programme

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Business Incubation Platform, on Wednesday, presented certificates to 21 first cohort of its Insects4feed programme. The programme, organised in par… 2nd February 2024

Cameroon CAA, Caverton partner on aviation certification

In a move to enhance aviation expertise, the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority has joined forces with Caverton to issue Certificates of Competence in Aircraft Maintenance and Recycling. According to a… 2nd February 2024

Alert Microfinance Bank marks 10th anniversary with new logo

Alert Microfinance Bank has marked its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new logo. In a statement recently, the Chief Executive Officer, Alert MFB, Mr Raji Saheed, reminisced about the humble begi… 2nd February 2024

Airfares to UK, US, others jump by 55%

The depreciation of the naira against the United States dollar by 55 per cent at the official foreign exchange market has led to a commensurate depreciation in airfares on international routes in Nige… 2nd February 2024

Flour Mills new products boost sales by 39%

Flour Mills Nigeria has said that its food division sales expanded 39 per cent, driven by factors like new product development, optimised distribution channels, and production enhancements. The compan… 2nd February 2024

Cocoa production: Aiyedatiwa backs campaign against child labour

The Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has thrown his weight behind the Child Labour Education and Resilience project of the Lutheran World Relief aimed towards eliminating child labour in coco… 2nd February,

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