Today’s News Headlines [4th December, 2023]

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Resettle Taraba IDPs, Tiv council urges gov

The fifth Taraba Tiv Supreme Council, popularly called Ijiir Tamen, on Sunday, appealed to Governor Agbu Kefas to resettle internally displaced persons and ensure adequate security in farming communit… 4th December 2023

FG didn’t sponsor 1,411 delegates to COP28 – Presidency

The Presidency, on Sunday, said only a handful of the 1,411 Nigerian delegates who registered to attend the COP28 Climate Summit in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, were sponsored by the Federal Gover… 4th December 2023

Bridge social inequality gap, Ekiti elders urge Tinubu

Ekiti elders have called on President Bola Tinubu and other Nigerian leaders to work assiduously towards social equality in the country through deliberate efforts to bridge the widening gap between th… 4th December 2023

Lagos to reduce methane emission by 45% 2035

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state aims to reduce methane emissions by 45 per cent by 2035. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, methane is the… 4th December 2023

Edo APC won’t zone gov ticket, says secretary

Ahead of the 2024 governorship election in Edo State, the All Progressives Congress in the state has ruled out zoning its ticket to any of the senatorial districts. Rather, the Edo APC said the ticket… 4th December 2023

N15bn allocation for vice-president’s residence wasteful – SERAP

Advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Projects has faulted plans by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nysom Wike, to spend N15bn on a ‘befitting residence’ for the … 4th December 2023

Doctors fault 5% budgetary allocation for health

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has faulted the five percent allocation to the health sector in the 2024 appropriation budget. President Bola Tinubu last Wednesday presented a budget prop… 4th December 2023

LASTMA, KAI to tackle street trading at Yuletide

The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency says it will partner with other agencies of government, including the Kick Against Indiscipline, to ensure a free flow of traffic during the Yuletide season. … 4th December 2023

Council promises security for new passport office

The Chairman of the Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Mr Olusesan Daini, says the council administration will partner with the Nigeria Immigration Service to provide secur… 4th December 2023

Reps want FMC Owo upgraded to teaching hospital

The House of Representatives Committee on Health has announced the likely upgrade of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, to a teaching hospital. The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Amos Magaji, disclosed t… 4th December 2023

Wheat farmers, APC chieftain laud FG’s subsidised inputs

The Kaduna State chapter of the Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria has commended the Federal Government for subsidising inputs for dry season wheat farming by 50 per cent. This was as a chieftain of… 4th December 2023

Emmanuel’s wife preaches trust in God

The wife of a former Akwa Ibom State governor, Mrs Martha Udom-Emmanuel,  has advised Nigerians to place their hope in God rather than human beings to receive unlimited joy. Mrs Udom-Emmanuel, who is… 4th December 2023

MFM urges Nigerians to embrace gratitude

The FESTAC Mega Regional Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Pastor Irabor Enojiasun, and the Regional Overseer, MFM South-West 4, Mega Region 1, Akure, have called on Nigerians n… 4th December 2023

Probe people with suspicious wealth, PPRO tells cops

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, has advocated that individuals who could not justify their sources of income should be investigated and charged in court. Edafe expressed… 4th December 2023

Sanwo-Olu promises Ogun community classrooms block

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to build a block of classrooms in Oke-Odan in the Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State. Sanwo-Olu, according to a statement o… 4th December 2023

NANS demands N200,000 annual bursary for students

The newly elected President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Lucky Emonefe, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to approve a national annual bursary of N200,000 for all Nigerian stu… 4th December 2023

Over 150,000 Nigerians applied for US visa in 2023 – Envoy

The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, Mr David Greene, disclosed on Sunday that the embassy has interviewed over 150,000 Nigerians for US visas, in addition to 30,000 student visa a… 4th December 2023

APC clears 38 Ekiti council seats, PDP faults poll

The All Progressives Congress has won all 38 chairmanship and 177 councillorship seats across the local government and local council development areas of the state. The LG election was conducted on Sa… 4th December 2023

Justice Augie an asset to legal community, says AGF

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), has described retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Amina Augie, as a fearless jurist, who made invaluable … 4th December 2023

11 hikers found dead after Indonesia volcano eruption

At least 11 hikers have been found dead after a volcano erupted in western Indonesia. A local rescue official disclosed this on Monday. Mount Marapi on the island of Sumatra, with a peak of 2,891 metr… 4th December 2023

Bauchi varsity student stabbed to death, schoolmates plan protest

COVID-19 funds: Hospitals accounting officers risk jail, dismissal, say Reps

Police arrest killers of Imo DPO

How I dislodged B’Haram founder, Shekau, others – Ex-Niger gov

New generation of weight-loss drugs

Contractor hands over Second Niger Bridg

Bauchi varsity student stabbed to death, schoolmates plan protest

COVID-19 funds: Hospitals accounting officers risk jail, dismissal, say Reps

Police arrest killers of Imo DPO

How I dislodged B’Haram founder, Shekau, others – Ex-Niger gov

New generation of weight-loss drugs

Contractor hands over Second Niger Bridge


NES seeks CBN support

The Nigerian Economic Society has highlighted two areas it seeks to improve collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria to boost growth and development. According to a statement from the Society, t… 4th December 2023

NAICOM sanctions underwriters for patronising illegal firms

The National Insurance Commission has sanctioned some insurance firms for working with unlicensed intermediaries. The Commissioner for Insurance, NAICOM, Mr Sunday Thomas, said this during the insuran… 4th December 2023

‘Insurance sector recorded 16.99% growth in Q3’

Nigeria’s insurance industry expanded by 16.99 percent in the third quarter of the 2023 financial period. The National Bureau of Statistics revealed this in its report on finance and insurance on th… 4th December 2023

Tax default: FIRS waives fines, issues Dec 31 deadline

The Federal Inland Revenue Service has offered a complete waiver on penalties and interests for overdue taxes, contingent on full principal payment before December 31, 2023. This announcement was made… 4th December 2023

NSE, firm pledge support for Calabar-Itu road construction

An indigenous construction company, Sermatech Nigeria Limited and the Cross Rivers State chapter of the Nigeria Society of Engineers have pledged support for the construction of the Calabar-Itu road. … 4th December 2023

Wema Bank, FGN train SMEs on digital skills

Wema Bank, in partnership with the Federal Government, has commenced virtual training in the FGN/ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme for small and medium enterprises. A statement said the programme l… 4th December 2023

Budget: N’Assembly, six agencies allocations rise 40% to N1.4tn

Federal allocations to lawmakers, judges, the Independent National Electoral Commission, and seven others is set to increase by 39.66 percent in 2024 to N1.38tn, an analysis of the 2024 budget proposa… 4th December 2023

Providus Bank launches dual-purpose card for SMEs

Providus Bank Limited says it has collaborated with MasterCard to introduce an innovative payment solution for business customers, to facilitate seamless transactions for both payment and collection p… 4th December 2023

FCMB Group earns N352bn

FCMB Group Plc grew its gross revenue by 75.7 percent to N351.5bn in the first nine months ended September 2023, from N200bn in the corresponding period of 2022. The results filed with the Nigerian Ex… 4th December 2023

Baker Hughes to invest in Nigerian refineries – FG

Baker Hughes, a global oil and gas conglomerate, has announced its readiness to invest in Nigerian refineries, as well as participate in the forthcoming bid round for marginal oil fields in Nigeria, t… 4th December 2023

Equity market investors lose N90bn in one week

The financial services industry of the Nigerian Exchange Limited dominated trading activities in the past week, even as investors lost N90bn at the close of trading despite bullish sentiments. The fin… 4th December 2023

Groups create awareness on economic opportunities for French speakers

Stakeholders in the French communities in the country have said there are a lot of job opportunities that Nigerians can benefit from if they are able to speak French. They spoke during a job exhibitio… 4th December 2023

UBA wins Bank-of-The-Year in Nigeria, seven countries

United Bank for Africa Plc, has emerged as the African Bank of the Year at the  2023 Bankers Awards organised by The Banker Magazine; a publication of the Financial Times of London. A statement on Su… 4th December 2023

Heirs Insurance rewards customers

Heirs Insurance Group has launched an insurance industry loyalty programme tagged, ‘Heirs Insurance Rewards – promising customers additional benefits beyond insurance’. The underwriting comp… 4th December 2023

Nigeria, 117 countries support clean energy adoption

Nigeria has joined 117 other countries of the world in a pledge to shift the attainment of renewable energy adoption. The announcement was made on Saturday at the ongoing United Nations’ two-week cl… 4th December 2023

Maritime operators lament as tariff hikes worsen business

FX turnover fell to N3.66tn in October – Report

SEC, stakeholders urge FG to list more infrastructure bonds

91,214 deceased workers’ relatives get N356bn pension settlement – PenCom

Tax firm advises FG on GDP report

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