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Health ministry backs 20% sugar tax

…diabetes patients demand subsidized health care The Federal Ministry of Health has expressed commitment to increase the tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages from the current rate of 10 percent to 20 pe… 30th August 2023

A’Ibom palliatives committee recommends four working days, others

The Palliatives Committee of Akwa Ibom State has recommended the approval of four working days for all categories of civil servants in the state. This called for the reduction of the cost of daily tic… 30th August 2023

Kano govt reduces school registration fees by 50% for indigenes

The Kano State government has reduced the registration fees of government-owned tertiary institutions by 50 per cent for indigenes. It should be recalled that the state Commissioner for Higher Educati… 30th August 2023

Niger: UN seeks ECOWAS exemption for relief supplies

The United Nations on Tuesday said an exemption request for relief supplies to the Niger Republic has been submitted to the Economic Community of West African States. The UN said sanctions on Niger we… 30th August 2023

Algeria demands six-month transition period from Niger junta

The Algerian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Attaf, on Tuesday, said the country is proposing an initiative to resolve the political crisis in neighbouring Republic of Niger with a six-month transition period… 30th August 2023

Osun community seeks Tinubu’s help over military project site

Indigenes of Ifon Orolu community in Osun State on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest, over alleged plans by the Nigerian Army to use land belonging to it for a project without seeking its input. Led b… 30th August 2023

Police tear-gas protesters in Akwa Ibom

Police on Tuesday opened canisters of teargas on protesting youths who stormed the Akwa Ibom State government House, Uyo, demanding their share of five per cent of the total 13 per cent oil derivation… 30th August 2023

Police warn troublemakers ahead of Kogi gov poll

The Kogi State Command of the Nigerian Police has promised not to allow troublemakers to operate freely during the November 11 governorship election in the state. The command vowed to work in collabor… 30th August 2023

Prioritise boy-child upbringing, Lagos tells parents

The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, charged parents to also pay attention to the welfare and upbringing of the boy child as much as they do the girl child. Speaking at the 2023 Boy Child Initiativ… 30th August 2023

Hamzat seeks collaboration to fund varsities

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, on Tuesday, called for a collaboration between the government and all stakeholders in funding tertiary education, especially universities in the … 30th August 2023

Lagos govt partners monarchs for improved healthcare

The Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Health District III, Dr Monsurat Adeleke, has solicited the support of traditional rulers within the District covering Eti-Osa, Ibeju-Lekki, Epe and environs, in… 30th August 2023

Woman faints as LASTMA official, driver clash

A yet-to-be-identified woman was knocked down and lost consciousness as an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority official and a commercial driver clashed on Kodesoh road along MRS f… 30th August 2023

Be transparent with subsidy savings, Ositelu urges govt

The Primate of the Church of the Lord Worldwide and President of the World Council of Churches for Africa, Dr Rufus Ositelu, has called on the government to judiciously spend the funds saved from the … 30th August 2023

FRSC arrests man with Nigerian, foreign number plates

The Federal Road Safety Corps has arrested a man who used both foreign and Nigerian number plates on his vehicle. The driver, with a Volkswagen (Golf 3) with a Kano State number plate (BBJ746AA) place… 30th August 2023

Abuja runway: Affected community to get N825m, employment, says FG

The Federal Government has announced N825.819m as compensation for indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory community affected by the construction of the 4.2km second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe In… 30th August 2023

Church opens free school for autistic children

Omega Power Ministries has unveiled a no-tuition school for autistic and Down syndrome children in Abia State. A statement  by the founder, OPM, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, said that the school was co… 30th August 2023

AGF seeks lawyers support on anti-graft war, judicial reforms

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, has called on lawyers in the country to give him the needed backing to succeed on his job. According to him, the Ti… 30th August 2023


Rising cost: Building firms struggle with abandoned projects, job cuts

Josephine Ogundeji and Edidiong Ikpoto write about how the rising cost of building materials is triggering abandoned projects and job losses, posing significant threats to the construction sector Cons… 30th August 2023

Travel agents to meet Tinubu over trapped funds

The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies has written a letter to President Bola Tinubu, seeking to see him over the trapped funds of foreign airlines. The President of the National Associa… 30th August 2023

China, India, Mexico, others plan fresh investments in Nigeria

Ambassadors from the Chinese, Indian, Mexican and Indonesian governments have said that they will continue to deepen investment in the Nigerian economy. The envoys spoke at the International Business … 30th August 2023

W’Bank advises govt on public spending

The World Bank says it has engaged the Federal Government on the need to ensure that public funds are spent effectively and efficiently for the good of Nigerians. The World Bank Country Director, Mr S… 30th August 2023

Group demands lower bank charges

A consumer-focused group, Money Deserves Better Movement, has called on Nigerian banks to reduce transaction charges and offer better return on investment value they provide to customers. MDBM made th… 30th August 2023

SEC seals Borno firm over illegal investment

The Securities and Exchange Commission, on Tuesday, sealed the premises of Stockmatch Investments Ltd in Maiduguri, Borno State, over allegations on illegal investment activities. In a statement, SEC … 30th August 2023

FG plans insurance for steel projects

The Federal Government, through the newly created Ministry of Steel Development, has announced comprehensive insurance coverage for all ongoing steel projects within the country. This was announced by… 30th August 2023

Zenith Bank names Ehimuan non-executive director

The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc has appointed Dr Juliet Ehimuan as a non-executive director. The appointment, which was announced on Tuesday in a statement to the Nigerian Exchange Limited, … 30th August 2023

NIM advocates leadership training for managers

The Nigerian Institute of Management has advocated for the improvement of capacity-building among managers, to enhance their expertise in management and leadership. The call was made at the 2023 Award… 30th August 2023

Author bags NANS award

An aviation writer and author, Wole Shadare, has been recognised by the National Association of Nigerian Students for his diligence and work commitment. He was honoured at a one-day public lecture on … 30th August 2023

Cutix appoints non-executive director

Cutix Plc has announced the appointment of Mr Ifeanyi Uzodike as a non-executive director. In a statement, it disclosed that the appointment that took effect from August 25 was announced during the 40… 30th August 2023

Neveah appoints new CFO

Neveah Limited, a commodity trading company, has announced the appointment of Mr Akinsola Akinyemi as its chief financial officer and executive director. A statement from the company said Akinyemi had… 30th August 2023

Local broadcasting industry now dying-Broadcasters

Stakeholders in the broadcasting industry have said the traditional broadcast media is dying in Nigeria. They claimed the industry needs to be urgently revived by examining different business models a… 30th August 2023

NSIB, NAMA sign pact on air safety

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement to promote air safety in the country. During the signing of the… 30th August 2023

Lion’s Club trains youths in entrepreneurial skills

A non-profit group, Lion’s Club International, has organised entrepreneurial training for youths in the Allen area of Ikeja, Lagos State. The training, which was part of the group’s community serv… 30th August 2023

SIMS marks anniversary with 30% discount

SIMS Nigeria Limited, a consumer electronics company, has disclosed that as part of the celebration of its 30th anniversary as a partner to Samsung, customers will have access to up to 30 per cent. It… 30th August 2023

NCAA, NAF to strengthen airport security

In a bid to further boost security and safety in the country’s aviation industry, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has signed a civil-military Memorandum of Cooperation with the Nigerian Air Fo… 30th August 2023

Pure Bliss promo excites consumers

Consumers have lauded the ongoing Pure Bliss Millionaire Consumer Promo, organised by OK Foods, manufacturers of the product. The customers said the promo had impacted well on their well-being. In a s… 30th August 2023


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