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LG polls: Seven parties jostle for 210 Edo seats

Electorates in Edo State are expected to vote for 18 council chairmen and 192 councillors in Saturday’s local government polls that will take place in 4,519 polling units across the state. Chairman … 31st August 2023

Osun APC expels Aregbesola’s ally, two Adeleke’s aides

Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday announced the expulsion of 84 members majority of whom are members of the defunct The Osun Progressives. Prominent on the list of those… 31st August 2023

GAC meets Sanwo-Olu, Obasa over nominees’ rejection

The Lagos State Governance Advisory Council, the highest political advisory body of the All Progressives Congress in the state, on Wednesday, met with the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, … 31st August 2023

Ex-PUNCH editor emerges Presidential Precinct CEO

The Presidential Precinct, a global body of emerging leaders, on Wednesday, announced Toyosi Ogunseye as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ogunseye, a former Editor of Sunday PUNCH, was n… 31st August 2023

NULGE urges Tinubu to probe LG allocations diversion

The National Union of Local Government Employees on Wednesday called for an investigation and monitoring of statutory allocations to the local government councils in the country. The union also decrie… 31st August 2023

Gabon: UN, Commonwealth, others condemn coup, Tinubu warns of spread

President Bola Tinubu has expressed concern over the rising cases of coups in African countries, calling for a comprehensive consensus against the spread of “contagious autocracy” across the conti… 31st August 2023

Pension: Lagos to begin ‘pay-as-you-go’ next year

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Establishments and Training, Mr Olawale Musa, has said that the Lagos State Government will begin a “pay-as-you-go” programme next year with regards to the pay… 31st August 2023

Lagos vows to tackle overpopulation in public schools

The Lagos State Government has said it is working to tackle overpopulation in public schools across the state. The Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, in … 31st August 2023

Govt partners institute in capacity building

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has assured the management of the Nigeria Institute of Management of the state government’s collaboration in building and improving human capacity… 31st August 2023

Zamfara gov lauds SDG youth group for solar power initiative

Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, on Wednesday, lauded the Sustainable Development Goals Youth for its solar power initiative and renewed his administration’s commitment to the project. The deleg… 31st August 2023

Kwara begins distribution of 250,000 bags of rice

The Kwara State Government on Wednesday flagged off the distribution of rice palliatives to the most vulnerable persons in the state, with the committee saying that it would share at least 250,000 10k… 31st August 2023

Ooni advocates more trade activities among African countries

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called for more trade activities among African nations in order to achieve economic prosperity on the continent, a statement said on Wednesday. The monarch, … 31st August 2023

APC calls for Soludo’s resignation over Anambra LG polls

The All Progressives Congress in Anambra State has asked Governor Chukwuma Soludo to resign following his inability to conduct elections in the 21 local government areas of the state since he assumed … 31st August 2023

Bible Society canvasses scripture reading

The General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Bible Society of Nigeria, Samuel Sanusi, has called on Nigerians to cultivate the habit of daily Bible reading. He believes it will help reduce… 31st August 2023

Foundation offers free cancer treatment, surgery to Anambra residents

No fewer than 800 persons suffering from cancer and other ailments, including men, women, and children across Anambra State, have received free medical treatment and surgery from the Nneka Chidoka Out… 31st August 2023

Delta orders residents’ relocation, raises flood relief committee

The Delta State Government on Wednesday constituted a 14-man 2023 Flood Disaster Management Committee. Inaugurating the committee in Asaba, Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kingsley Emu, urged me… 31st August 2023

Zamfara gov lauds SDG youth group for solar power initiative

Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, on Wednesday, lauded the Sustainable Development Goals Youth for its solar power initiative and renewed his administration’s commitment to the project. The deleg… 31st August 2023

NSIA partners with stakeholders to improve cancer treatment

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority has convened critical oncology stakeholders and strategic partners at the maiden edition of the NSIA Oncology Summit in Lagos. The move, according to a stat… 31st August 2023

Osun community backs Army over project site

The Ilobu community in Osun State has absolved the Nigerian Army and its Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, of any wrongdoing regarding the search for a suitable site for a proposed project by … 31st August 2023

A’Ibom halts Chinese miners operation, demands clearance

The Akwa Ibom State Government says a Chinese firm, Ruitai, to halt all mining activities within the state until it receives proper clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources. Th… 31st August 2023


Sahara, others promote recycling with cash for waste initiative

Residents of Lagos State can now earn cash rewards for their recyclable waste materials through Go-Recycling, an innovative initiative powered by the Sahara Group Foundation, Lagos State Employment Tr… 31st August 2023

NCDMB, BOI sign new MoU

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board and the Bank of Industry have signed an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding on the $50m NOGaPS Manufacturing Fund. The fund was created b… 31st August 2023

Oil companies may pay N19bn fine for gas flaring – NOSDRA

Oil companies that fail to meet the country’s zero gas flare rate are subject to fines totalling $25.3m, equivalent to N19.4 billion (N768.77/$), according to The PUNCH’s findings. According to th… 31st August 2023

Subsidy removal will end fuel scarcity, says Petrocam boss

The Chief Executive Officer of Petrocam Trading Nigeria Limited, Patrick Ilo, has expressed confidence that the removal of petrol subsidies would permanently solve the fuel scarcity challenges in the … 31st August 2023

MTN raises N125bn via commercial papers

Telecoms company, MTN Nigeria has raised N125bn through issuance of commercial papers series 6 & 7 under its N250bn Commercial Paper Issuance Programme. MTN Nigeria disclosed this in a statement s… 31st August 2023

Q1: FG fails to deliver Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline

The Federal Government could not deliver the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline despite promises that the 614 km (384 miles) gas pipeline would start operating in the first quarter of this year. The Gr… 31st August 2023

Maritime workers congratulate Oyetola, Wike, others

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria has congratulated the Minister of Marine & Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola; the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike and other ministers who we… 31st August 2023

Cameroon dam: FG provides temporary shelters in states

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, said it was providing temporary shelters in states as part of measures to tackle the impending flood that could hit some frontline states following the recent ope… 31st August 2023

Providus Bank pledges support for non-oil export

Providus Bank has expressed its commitment to support its clients in its efforts to grow a sustainable export-based domestic economy. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Providus Bank, Mr W… 31st August 2023

Banks sack 110 top executives, others over N82bn fraud

At least 110 top bank executives and junior staff members have been sacked for fraud-related cases in the past two years, findings by The PUNCH have shown. These were contained in the ‘Reports of Fr… 31st August 2023

Truckers laud NPA over suspension of virtual parks

Truckers operating in the nation’s maritime domain have lauded the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority over the suspension of the processing of trucks into terminals through virtual parks. Re… 31st August 2023

Priortise online safety, PalmPay urges customers

Fintech platform, PalmPay, has urged its customers to pay closer attention to their online safety in order to avoid falling victims to cyber fraud. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of… 31st August 2023

NPA, Customs to boost agro exports

The Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigerian Customs Service have renewed cooperation to boost exports and facilitate trade, especially agro exports. In a statement on Tuesday, the Managing Director … 31st August 2023

Power grid stable for 400 days –FG

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, announced that the Nigerian power grid operated without any major disruption or system collapse for 400 consecutive days. It said the milestone signified a remark… 31st August 2023

Boat operators lament 450% rise in spare parts prices

Boat operators have lamented an astronomical rise in the prices of spare parts, which has caused water transport fares to soar. The National Bureau of Statistics, in its recent report, said that there… 31st August 2023

NESG canvasses health investments

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group, a leading policy think tank, has canvassed for health investments in Nigeria to address the issues in the sector. This was disclosed at the launch of its report tit… 31st August 2023

FG, firm train exporters to boost trade with China

The Federal Government in partnership with an indigenous firm, has trained Nigerian exporters on the operations of the Nigerian Export Trade House in China/Far-East region, as well as on the general a… 31st August 2023


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