Today’s News Headlines [30th October,2023]

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Stay out of politics, Diri tells Bayelsa monarchs

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has advised traditional rulers in the state to stay out of partisan politics. He said they were free to host and pray for any politician but they should not … 30th October 2023

Oyebanji approves N136m car loan for 358 workers

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has approved the disbursement of N136.26m as a car loan to 368 civil servants in the state. The Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akin Oyebode, said amounts rangin… 30th October 2023

Germany gives ECOWAS €81m to tackle climate change, others

The Federal Republic of Germany has granted the Economic Community of West African States €81m to help address insecurity, infrastructure deficit, and climate change, among others. The President, EC… 30th October 2023

Bandits abduct Zamfara monarch, five others, kill one

The district head of  Ruwan Rana in the Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Magaji Makau, has been abducted by bandits. Makau was abducted alongside five others in the early hours of Sat… 30th October 2023

Threat to Nigeria’s sovereignty must be resisted – Arase

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Solomon Arase, has called on Nigerians to collectively fight against elements threatening the country’s sovereignty. Arase made the call at the Interna… 30th October 2023

Group seeks end to maternal mortality

The Founder/Chairperson, Maternal and Reproductive Health Research Collective, Prof. Bosede Afolabi, has said it is appalling that Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality in the world. Quoting from… 30th October 2023

Scores feared killed as boat capsizes in River Benue

The police in Taraba State on Sunday recovered the corpses of three children following a boat accident that happened on Saturday in the Ardo Kola Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public … 30th October 2023

Dattijo’s speech sparks calls for Supreme Court reforms

Against the backdrop of claims by former Justice of the Supreme Court,  Justice Musa Datijo, that the Chief Justice of Nigeria wields enormous powers capable of derailing the course of justice, the H… 30th October 2023

Ogun plans state burial for Alaba Lawson

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, on Sunday, disclosed plans by the state government to set up a committee that will work out a befitting burial for the late Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief (Mrs) Alab… 30th October 2023

Ondo Assembly not divided on Aiyedatiwa’s impeachment – Majority Leader

The Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, says it is untrue that the Assembly members are divided over the moves to impeach the state’s deputy governor, Lucky… 30th October 2023

LASG seeks Assembly’s nod for new transport policy

The Lagos State Government is seeking the support of the state House of Assembly for the implementation of its new transport programme tagged Bus Industry Transition Programme. The BITP is an initiati… 30th October 2023

Oyo appeals Soun of Ogbomoso’s removal

The Oyo State Government has filed an appeal to challenge last Wednesday’s judgment by Justice Kareem Adedokun of the state high court, which ordered the removal of Oba Ghandi Olaoye as the Soun of … 30th October 2023

Military veterans to protest unpaid allowances Nov 6

Military veterans have threatened to picket the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Headquarters on November 6, 2023, over their outstanding arrears from the consequential minimum wage during former P… 30th October 2023

Israeli-Hamas: Deaths near 10,000, UN warns of civil unrest

The death toll in Gaza amid the ongoing Israeli-Hamas war has risen to 8,005, including 3,342 children, since the war began on October 7, the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry reported on Sunday. The att… 30th October 2023

Military raids IPOB hideouts in Anambra, kills two

Troops of “Operation Udo Ka II’’ in the South-East have conducted a clearance operation on terrorists’ hideout in Orsumoghu Forest in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra. The acting De… 30th October 2023

Lagos plans to resolve workers housing deficit

The Lagos State Government has disclosed its plans to reduce the accommodation deficit among public servants in the state. The Head of Service, Mr Bode Agoro, who paid a visit to the Lagos State Staff… 30th October 2023

LASEMA partners scout council on emergency management

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has forged a partnership with the state chapter of the Scout Association of Nigeria in a bid to sensitise the younger generation to disaster risk reduction…. 30th October 2023

Tinubu mourns Ohinoyi, Kogi APC suspends campaign

President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, commiserated with the government and people of Kogi State on the passing of the revered traditional ruler, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim. The Ohinoyi was s… 30th October 2023

AFREXIM, Fidelity Bank, JohnVents seal $40m cocoa export deal

Fidelity Bank, African Export-Import Bank and agribusiness firm, JohnVents Industries have signed a $40m cocoa export deal at the Fidelity Bank International Trade and Creative Connect held in Houston… 30th October 2023

Pensioners urge PTAD to address payment challenges, others

The Association of Retired Federal Senior Public Officers of Nigeria has called on the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, to revert to the use of officially approved monthly benefit payment… 30th October 2023

GNI grows gross premium by 19.9%

Great Nigeria Insurance Plc says its gross premium written rose by 19.9 per cent to N10.2bn in 2022, from N8.3bn in 2021. The company’s Chairman, Bade Aluko, disclosed this during its 52nd annual ge… 30th October 2023

Importers return to parallel market as naira rebounds

Importers have returned to the parallel market to source for their forex needs as liquidity challenges persist in the official market, analysts have said. This is despite the lifting of forex ban on i… 30th October 2023

Noor Takaful pays N3.14bn claims

Noor Takaful Limited says its gross claims rose from N1.97bn in 2021 to N3.14bn in 2022. It disclosed this in its annual report during its 6th annual general meeting in Lagos. According to a statement… 30th October 2023

Minister tells FHA, FMBN, others to meet housing demand

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, has urged the leadership of all housing agencies to put on their thinking cap and come up with innovative solutions to deliver affordable … 30th October 2023

Nigerian coy launches unmanned vehicles, drones assembly

To address security challenges and stimulate economic growth, Elites Group of Companies, an indigenous Nigerian company, has announced the commencement of an assembly and production line for Unmanned … 30th October 2023

NGX closes week with N122bn gain amid mixed sentiments

The Nigerian Exchange Limited closed the week with a N122bn gain amidst mixed trading sentiments as investors reacted to the release of corporate earnings results for the third quarter. The All-Share … 30th October 2023

Workers access N986.88m pension savings for mortgage – PenCom

No fewer than 90 workers have accessed N986.88m out of their Retirement Savings Accounts with their Pension Fund Administrators to enable them acquire residential mortgages as of the end of June 2023…. 30th October 2023

AXA Mansard seeks growth of health insurance

AXA Mansard Insurance, a member of the AXA Group, has emphasised the need to develop the country’s health insurance system. During AXA Mansard’s virtual conference with the theme, “Wellvolution:… 30th October 2023

Dangote Cement earns N933bn from Nigerian operations

Dangote Cement has earned nearly N1tn from its Nigerian operations in the first nine months of this year as it recorded N933.08bn compared to N890.65bn in the same period in 2022, representing a 4.76 … 30th October 2023

Access Bank empowers businesses, NGOs

Access Bank has strengthened its Development Banking Desk to drive sustainable development in Nigeria and across the African continent. Development Banking Desk is a specialised desk within Access Ban… 30th October 2023

Sterling Bank plans N1bn for agro-innovators

Sterling Bank says it is committing N1bn to agro-innovators at the upcoming 5th edition of its annual event, Agric Summit Africa, known for its contributions to the agriculture sector. A statement sai… 30th October 2023

Noodles, Semolina drive Flour Mills’ N508bn revenue in Q2

Foods and agro-allied company, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, has revealed that its revenue of N508.27bn for the second quarter of its 2023/2024 financial year was driven by its food segment which genera… 30th October 2023

Dettol expresses commitment to CSR

As part of its 2023 Global Handwashing Day initiatives, Dettol, a hygiene brand in Nigeria, has undertaken a project to supply clean water to a rural community known as Area J4, located within the Omo… 30th October 2023

Direct flight to Houston begins soon – Keyamo

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, on Sunday, said talks were at an advanced stage between Nigeria and the United States of America on the resumption of direct flights … 30th October 2023

Entrepreneurs trained in sustainable business practices

22 business owners have undergone a three-day training on sustainable business practices. The Stability and Sustenance retreat organised by entrepreneur, Melody Okwuazu, included selected youths from … 30th October 2023

Challenging P$ID fraud saved Nigeria $15bn – Buhari

Former President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, said the country would have paid $15 billion if it had lost the case against the international firm, Process & Industrial Development Limited. He lame… 30th October 2023


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