Today’s News Headlines [31st January,2024]

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Let truth heal the rotten process of SIM/NIN harmonisation, by Okoh Aihe

I WAS just wondering, why can’t we perform very simple tasks as a nation without unnecessary perambulation? The NIN/SIM harmonisation was planned to be a very simple exercise, just for only two weeks. But disharmony has never been so much on the stroll than in this exercise which has become so obfuscated that reason and excuses have […]

January 31, 2024

Edo Guber: Despite alleged gang-up, Ighodalo gets PDP clearance to contest primary

Edo State governorship aspirant, Dr Asue Ighodalo has been officially cleared by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to contest in the governorship election primaries holding in the state soon. The aspirant obtained his clearance on Tuesday amid agitation and gang-up by some party leaders and fellow aspirants who were bent on pushing him out of […]

January 31, 2024

We’ll rally Northern govs, monarchs to end Poliovirus —Zamfara Gov, Sùltan

By Chioma Obinna Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State and the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar III, have pledged to rally Northern governors, traditional rulers, religious Leaders and other stakeholders behind the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, to end the rising cases of deadly circulating variant Polio Virus in Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi […]

January 31, 2024

Court bars Anambra govt from imposing caretaker c’ttees on communities

By Vincent Ujumadu AN Anambra High Court sitting in Ogidi, Idemili North local government area, has granted a perpetual injunction restraining the state government from appointing caretaker committees for the various communities in the state. Delivering judgment in a case filed by the elected officials of Nawfia Progressive Union in Njikoka local government area against […]

January 31,2024.

Beware of pro-Wike commissioners, Rivers elders tell Fubara

The Rivers Elders and Leaders Forum, on Tuesday, advised Governor Siminalayi Fubara, not to let down his guard around the commissioners in his cabinet who are allies of ex-governor Nyesom Wike. A memb… 31st January 2024

Japa: LASUCOM plans to train more health personnel

The Provost of the Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Prof. Abiodun Adewuya, on Tuesday, said the college planned to produce more health practitioners to fill the gap left in the healt… 31st January 2024

Accurate weather forecasts essential to solid minerals development – NiMET DG

The Director-General, Nigeria Meteorological Agency, Charles Anosike, has said that the agency has important roles to play in the mining sector of the nation’s economy. This was disclosed in a state… 31st January 2024

Adeleke imposes curfew as two die in communal clash

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has again imposed a 6 pm to 6 am curfew on Ilobu and Ifon communities, following renewed hostilities involving the towns. He also raised a joint task force and de… 31st January 2024

‘Mandilas not owner of burnt Lagos building’

The Mandilas Group has distanced itself from the ownership of the Mandilas building in Lagos that was gutted by fire on January 21. The PUNCH had reported that no fewer than 6,700 traders lost their g… 31st January 2024

Betta Edu: Reform financial regulations, analyst tells Tinubu

A public affairs commentator, Mohammed Sanusi, has urged President Bola Tinubu to reform the financial regulations of the Federal Government. Sanusi said this following the suspension of the Minister … 31st January 2024

Court orders Total E&P to pay disengaged staff N50m

The National Industrial Court, Lagos Division, on Tuesday, ordered Total E&P Nig. (formerly Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited) to pay the security gaurds it unjustly disengaged N50m as aggravated dama… 31st January 2024

Sanwo-Olu appoints new heads for LAGESC, LSWMO

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the appointments of Major Olaniyi Cole (retd.) as the new Corps Marshal of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps Agency, also kno… 31st January 2024

FERMA repairs 102km N’East failed road

The Managing Director of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, Chukwuemeka Agbasi, has pleaded with motorists plying the North-east roads to exercise caution, and be more patient with it as it intensif… 31st January 2024

House committee on constitution review meets Wednesday

The House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review will meet on Wednesday to commence work on provisions of the 1999 Constitution requiring review and amendments,  PUNCH Online can exclusi… 31st January 2024

Ban on styrofoam stands, Lagos tells supermarket owners

The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, said it was intensifying advocacy across different levels in the state on the dangers inherent in the use of styrofoams as well as to accelerate behavioural cha… 31st January 2024

5.5million Kaduna residents risk river blindness, other diseases – Commissioner

The Kaduna State Ministry of Health has estimated that no fewer than 5,570,722 residents are at risk of contracting the dreaded river blindness and other neglected tropical diseases across the 23 Loca… 31st January 2024

Hospital discharges 65 Kaduna bombing victims

The Chief Medical Director of Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in Kaduna State, Prof. Abdulkadir Tabari, says 65 victims of the December 3, 2023 accidental bombing by the military have been discharged. T… 31st January 2024

NBA asks court to void FG’s annual vehicle ownership levy

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned hearing till March 4 in a suit seeking to stop the imposition of an annual levy for a certificate of proof of vehicle ownership in the country. T… 31st January 2024

Falana sues 36 states over N68bn UBEC funds

Human rights lawyer, Mrs Funmi Falana (SAN), has dragged the 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory before the Federal High Court in Lagos over their failure to access N68bn Universal … 31st January 2024

Makinde creates post-traumatic centre for Ibadan explosion victims

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday, set up a facility to tackle post-traumatic stress disorders among the survivors of the recent explosion in the Bodija area of Ibadan. The Emergency Ope… 31st January 2024

Niger drags power ministry, electricity companies to court over N136bn debt

The Niger State Government has dragged some electricity power companies to the Federal High Court, Minna. over N136 billion in ground rent spanning the period of 2013 to 2023. Arewa PUNCH investigatio… 31st January 2024

Abiodun hails Ogun Assembly on new Speaker selection

Ogun State Governor,  Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, congratulated the state House of Assembly on “the rancour-free” process that led to the emergence of Oludaisi Elemide as the new Speaker of the Ass… 31st January 2024

NGO intervenes in North high maternal mortality rate

Worried by the high mortality rate among pregnant women in northern states, a non-governmental organisation, Pregnancy Support Foundation has embarked on medical outreach at Mando, Igabi Local Governm… 31st January 2024

Hospitalised Nasarawa woman narrates ordeal after police shooting

One of the women protesters in Nasarawa State who had been on the streets of Lafia, the state capital in the last 10 months, Grace John, has accused officers of the state police command of firing a gu… 31st January,2024

Edo: PDP clears 10 aspirants, APC makes N650m from forms

300 stranded Europe-bound Nigerians return from Libya

N4.6bn ONSA fund shared to organise prayers against insecurity – EFCC witness

Kidnapping epidemic: Abductors demand N100m for Ekiti schoolchildren, teachers

Fasoranti remains Afenifere leader not Adebanjo – Secretary

CSOs, FG disagree on Nigeria’s new corruption rating

AFCON 2023: Nigeria, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, others set for quarter-final clashes

Oborevwori suspends agriculture commissioner, sends three others on compulsory leave

January 31, 2024

Reps query Customs over non-submission of 3 years audited financial statement

The Controller General of Customs, Basir Adewale Adeniyi, who appeared with his lieutenants, was questioned during the hearing of the Committee chaired by Representative Bamidele Salam over the queries raised by the Auditor General to the federation on the 2017 audited report.

January 31, 2024

Italy returns Ethiopia’s ‘first plane’ after nine decades

Illegal mining: FG, security agencies brainstorm creating taskforce to combat menace

Ekiti kidnapping: Police, hunters, Amotekun arrest five suspected kidnappers

Hoodlums kill Police officer, 2 others in Imo

Worsening insecurity: Kidnappers abduct pupils, teachers, demand N30m ransom

Ali Ndume, the defender of the North, by Rotimi Fasan

Military committing terror attacks against Igbo —IPOB

Most govs in Review Committee not paying minimum wage — Ajaero

Benefits and legal implications of moving CBN hqtrs to Lagos

Ahmed Musa’s exemplary calls for end of killings (1)

AU expresses regret as Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger send formal withdrawal notice to ECOWAS

NGX: Popoola reveals plan to revamp tech infrastructure, attract listings

Business News

Dangote Refinery will enhance energy independence across Nigeria – Ayuk

$20bn Dangote Refinery to import crude from United States

IMF downgrades forecast for Nigeria’s 2024 economic growth to 3% 

The International Monetary Fund, IMF yesterday   downgraded its forecast for Nigeria’s 2024 economic growth to 3.0 per cent.

Naira records biggest fall in official market, depreciates to N1348/$ 

The Nigerian Economic Crises: Before it is too late 

FGN Savings Bond attracts investors, up 19% to N17.9bn

ICAN seeks accountability, transparency in power sector

Ship-owners challenge FG over Cabotage, trade policy

Intervention Funds: Bank customers group, NANTS, others seek MFBs’ involvement

Emir of Kano endorses The Alternative Bank

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