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

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Police probe alleged poisoning of tourism minister

The State Criminal Investigation Department of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command is currently probing the alleged poisoning of the Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John, who has been hospitali… 4th October 2023

VC debunks bandit attack on Sokoto varsity

The management of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has described as false reports of bandits’ attacks on the university. The vice chancellor of the university, Prof.Lawal Bilbis, who spoke to jo… 4th October 2023

Ex-classmates defend CJN’s son appointment as judge

The Alumni Association of Ikolaba Grammar School, Agodi, Ibadan in Oyo State (2000 set), has described as meritorious and deserving the appointment of a son of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ol… 4th October 2023

Tinubu’s credentials: APC lampoons Atiku, ex-VP set to submit documents in S’Court

•Atiku’s journey to Chicago varsity, a fruitless exercise, ex-VP a loser, says APC •President’s documents released by varsity have vindicated us, PDP insists The All Progressives Congress on T… 4th October 2023

Mohbad: Police detain Naira Marley

The Lagos State Police Command, on Tuesday night, announced it had taken into custody controversial singer Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, in connection with the controversial death of his former r… 4th October 2023

First-time senators barred from becoming Senate President

The Senate, on Tuesday, amended its rule to restrict first-time senators from vying for the position of the Senate President and Deputy Senate President. The amendment to Section 2(1)(2) and (3) follo… 4th October 2023

Iyaloja Funds: FG earmarks N75bn interest-free loan for traders

The Federal Government will advance a non-interest loan of N50,000 each to 1.5 million market women under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Progamme to improve their capital base and expand th… 4th October 2023

Community combs bushes for more Rivers explosion victims

Forty-eight hours after an explosion occurred at an illegal oil bunkering site killing 18 persons in the Ibaa community of the Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State, the paramount ruler of the … 4th October 2023

Diri reabsorbs 704 workers sacked by Dickson

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has approved the reabsorption of 704 workers from three state-owned tertiary institutions who were disengaged in 2018 by the administration of his predecesso… 4th October 2023

Spelling bee winner gets N250,000 reward

The Adekunle Adedayo family, through Bunmi Adedayo Foundation, has given a sum of N250,000 to Michael Ofeimun, who won the 2023 spelling bee competition. In a statement on Tuesday, the foundation said… 4th October 2023


Reps to probe N6.5bn Ondo coastline contract

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, moved to probe the N6.5bn coastline preservation contract that the Niger Delta Development Commission awarded in the Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State… 4th October 2023

NAFDAC canvasses local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control has said local manufacturing of pharmaceutical ingredients will aid the production of quality medicine. Speaking on Tuesday at the ope… 4th October 2023

CDS seeks allocation to build barracks, bases

The Chief of Defence Staff,  Gen. Christopher Musa has sought the assistance of the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Atiku Bagudu, for allocation to build more barracks and bases for… 4th October 2023

Over 270 Nigerians in Ethiopian jails for drug trafficking –FG

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said over 270 Nigerian are serving various prison terms in Ethiopia, adding most were imprisoned for drug-related offences. The MFA was reacting to a viral video by… 4th October 2023

Jailed Anambra corper petitions CJ

Justus Ijeoma, the defence counsel for a jailed member of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Anambra State, Nnamdi Daniel Emeh, has petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abu… 4th October 2023

LASG distributes 2,000 food boxes to poor residents

The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, distributed 2,000 boxes of food packs as palliatives to indigent residents of the state to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal. The food pack boxes, … 4th October 2023

LAWMA shuts Mushin market over poor waste disposal

The Lagos Waste Management Authority has sealed Alamutu (Ologede) Market located at Idi-Oro in the Mushin area of the state over poor sanitation and improper waste disposal practices around the market… 4th October 2023

Task force impounds 55 okada on Lagos highway

The Lagos State Task Force, on Tuesday, impounded 55 commercial motorcycles popularly known as okada, on highways and restricted routes around Ikota and its environs in the Lekki area of the state. Th… 4th October 2023

AstraZeneca, partners train 10,600 healthcare workers

AstraZeneca and it partners have trained over 10,600 healthcare workers as part of efforts to boost the sector. It disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Healthy Heart Africa marks nine years of imp… 4th October 2023

United Airlines boosts travel experience for physically challenged customers

United Airlines has unveiled a series of new technologies and policies aimed at improving the travel experience for passengers who use wheelchairs. These enhancements include a digital filter on the a… 4th October 2023

Solaire Logistics coaches SMEs operators

Solaire Logistics and Supply Chain Limited has conducted a free training for Small and Medium Enterprises owners in the country, to enable build a viable business. According to a statement from the fi… 4th October 2023

Housing minister tasks cement manufacturers on price cut

The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Ahmed Dangiwa, has encouraged players in the cement industry to emulate BUA Plc’s recent decision to reduce the price of its cement products to N3, 500… 4th October 2023

MAN urges Gov Abiodun on bad roads around industrial areas

 The National President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Otunba Francis Meshioye, has urged Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to urgently improve the poor roads in the state, especially arou… 4th October 2023

FCCPC to grill OPay over unauthorised account openings

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says it will question OPay over unauthorized account allegations by Nigerians. The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Babatunde… 4th October 2023

Subscribers kick as telcos plan different tariff regime

Telecommunication subscribers have kicked against plans by the telecom operators to introduce a state tariff regime for calls, data, and other telecom services. The subscribers’ association, reactin… 4th October 2023

Nigeria now on global telecommunications map – IHS Towers

A global independent owner and developer of shared communication infrastructure, IHS Towers, claimed that its operations have earned Nigeria a very strong foothold in the global telecommunications mar… 4th October 2023

NIMC to revalidate third-party agents to boost NIN integrity

The National Identity Management Commission has announced the revalidation of its third-party agent licenses. It stated that this is part of its commitment to ensure the highest standards of data secu… 4th October 2023

Car financing business shrinks as banks’ lending rate rises

The volume of business in the car financing business dominated by banks is falling as a result of high interest rates. The Founder and CEO of Nord Automobile, Ajayi Oluwatobi decries the trend, raisin… 4th October 2023

Africa Prudential appoints new CFO

Africa Prudential Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Festus Izevbizua, as its new Chief Finance Officer. The appointment was announced following the resignation of Mr. Anu Akindolire, the former… 4th October 2023

Tinubu promises reduction in transportation costs with CNG kits

In a significant move to alleviate the burden of high transportation costs on Nigerians, President Bola Tinubu has announced the imminent introduction of Compressed Natural Gas conversion kits. The an… 4th October 2023

Agents threaten to picket terminal operators over charge increase

Licensed customs agents operating at the nation’s maritime domain have said they may be forced to picket one of the roll-on-roll-off terminals at Tincan Island Ports, Five Start Logistics Terminal, … 4th October 2023

Global Win rewards customers with scholarships, passports

Global Win, a lottery company, says it has rewarded participants in its maiden lottery programme with a scholarship worth up to N5 million and international passports. According to the company, the mo… 4th October 2023

Abbey Mortgage Bank gets shareholders’ nod on share premium cut

Shareholders of Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc have approved the banks’ plan to reduce its share premium. They gave their approval during the bank’s Extraordinary General Meeting in Lagos. The EGM was co… 4th October 2023

Aig-Imoukhuede bags leadership award

The Chairman of the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede has been recognised with the ‘Leadership and Vision for Global Health Transformation’ award for his commitment to improving he… 4th October 2023

Glowing Wings creates aviation awareness in school

The Women in Aviation, also known as Glowing Wings Chapter Nigeria, recently celebrated the ‘Girls in Aviation Day’ by organising a youth empowerment and aviation careers seminar. The beneficiarie… 4th October 2023

Travelstart launches AI travel assistant in Africa

Online travel agency, Travelstart, has launched the first Artificial Intelligence travel assistant in Africa. It is aimed to meet travelers’ needs across various countries. “This travel assistant … 4th October 2023

NEPC, Catholic church partner on export production

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council has urged farmers to embrace organic agriculture with a view to producing crops that are healthy for human consumption and as well meet the stipulated requirement… 4th October 2023

WAEC appoints new head

West African Examinations Council has announced the appointment of Dr. Amos Dangut as the new Head of the Nigeria National Office. The announcement was made through a statement released by WAEC on Mon… 4th October 2023

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