Today’s News Headlines [5th September,2023]

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Tribunal upholds Oshiomhole, Ihonvbere’s election

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Monday upheld the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Senator Adams … 5th September 2023

Serbia player loses kidney at Basketball World Cup

Serbia’s Borisa Simanic has undergone surgery to remove a damaged kidney after being injured at the Basketball World Cup. Simanic was operated in a Manila hospital after being hit by a South Sud… 5th September 2023

Kogi 2023: Police pledge impartiality, dismiss assault allegation

The Kogi State Police Command has promised a level playing field for all political parties taking part in the November 11 governorship election in the state. The command also denied knowledge of any p… 5th September 2023

Lagos Assembly probes missing intestine boy’s case

The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday, commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for visiting 13-year-old Master Adebola, the boy with a case of alleged missing small intestine. The Speaker of the … 5th September 2023

Shettima warns aides against unethical practices

Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Monday, warned new political aides against unethical practices and conduct that undermines public trust and taints the Tinubu-led administration. He said their new r… 5th September 2023

Fee hike: Students kick as DSS threatens clampdown on protests

Students under the aegis of a civil rights movement, Students Solidarity Group Against Fee Hike, have insisted that Nigerian students have constitutional rights to protest while alleging plans by the … 5th September 2023

Nigeria studying G-20 invitation, didn’t apply to join BRICS — Ngelale

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said that President Bola Tinubu has received an invitation from the G-20 and currently considering the benefits of joining the p… 5th September 2023

Niger workers reject governor’s palliative plans

The Niger State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress has directed workers in the state to boycott the Palliative Distribution Committee set up by Governor Mohammed Bago. The council, which kicked ag… 5th September 2023

Budgetary allocation affecting road construction, says Umahi

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, has said that the way Nigeria’s budgetary allocation is designed is not encouraging contractors to complete federal road projects across the country timely. He al… 5th September 2023

Obaseki swears in LG chairmen, APC kicks

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday, swore in the chairmen of the 18 local governments elected in Saturday’s council election amid calls by the All Progressives Congress to the gove… 5th September 2023

Over 1,000 lawmakers, appointees get diplomatic passports

The Nigeria Immigration Service issued at least 66,929 official and diplomatic passports to public office holders since the dawn of the electronic passport issuance in January 2007 till August 2023, T… 5th September 2023

Ooni, Ugandan president discuss business relations

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, paid a seven-day working visit to Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, to discuss economic relationship. According to a statement, on the President’s invitation… 5th September 2023

Lagos issues fresh flood alert

Following the release of an updated 2023 Water Releases Forecast for Flood Control by the Ogun-Osun River Basin Authority effective September and the high rainfall being experienced as predicted, the … 5th September 2023

Groups slam sexual harassment of female students by lecturers

The Anti-Sexual Harassment Advocacy Cluster, has expressed worry over the unabating conduct of some lecturers, who sexually harass female students for marks. The group, therefore, urged President Bola… 5th September 2023

How Nigeria can prevent food scarcity, insecurity — Commissioner

The commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development in Akwa Ibom State, Dr Offiong Offor, has said that Nigerians must go back to farming to reduce food insecurity in the country. Agriculture, she … 5th September 2023

FG, Oyo govt eulogise Akinkunmi

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has described late Pa Taiwo Akinkunmi as an iconic individual who designed one of the most important symbols of our collect… 5th September 2023

Judiciary shouldn’t determine election winners – Bode George

Former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, has raised concerns over the role of the judiciary in determining election winners in Nigeria. This is as he a… 5th September 2023

Enugu plans 60% funding for LG projects

Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State, on Monday, said his administration will augment funding for development projects by local government councils in the state with 60 per cent. Mbah who spoke after a … 5th September 2023

Zulum initiates tree planting campaign in Borno

The Boko Haram insurgency has consumed over 80 per cent of the vegetation in Borno State over the last 13 years. Consequently, the state government has rolled out measures aimed at rapidly recovering … 5th September 2023

Presidential poll petitions: Military, police warn protesters as tribunal delivers verdict Wed

Subsidy pains: Labour vows to ground economy, begins strike

Over 1,000 lawmakers, appointees get diplomatic passports

Foreign investors repatriate $5bn dividend – CBN

Edo varsity graduates protest non-release of results five years after

Judiciary shouldn’t determine election winners – Bode George


Stanbic IBTC’s shareholders reap 124% capital gains

Shareholders of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc will record increased capital gains during the first half year period ending June 2023, according to report. Investors in the shares of the holding company in… 5th September 2023

Fidelity Bank recorded N76.3bn profit in H1 – Report

Fidelity Bank Plc says its profit before tax rose by 204.4 per cent as of the end of the first half of 2023 financial period to N76.3bn. In a statement, it said a review of the results published on th… 5th September 2023

Reps summons six MDAs over sale of FG assets

The Ad-hoc Committee of the House of Representatives on the disposal of public property on Monday, commenced investigation into the Federal Ministry of Water Resources over its disposal of assets belo… 5th September 2023

Rand Merchant Bank supports GZ Industries with N40bn

Rand Merchant Bank has acted as the sole arranger and lender to the GZ Industries Limited group on a $47 million, about (N34.83 billion) and N5 billion funding package, offering a tailored solution th… 5th September 2023

Oando seals deal to acquire NAOC

Energy company, Oando Plc, has reached an agreement with Italian oil giant, Eni, for the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares of its oil and gas unit, Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited. According… 5th September 2023

NGX ASI crosses 68,000 basis points as gain rises

The All-Share Index of the Nigerian Exchange Limited crossed the unprecedented level of 68,279.14 basis points barely a week after it broke a 15-year record set on March 5, 2008. The ASI rose by 1.11 … 5th September 2023

FG eyes October for 2024 budget submission

The Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning has said the 2024 budget would be submitted to the House of Assembly before the end of October. The Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation… 5th September 2023

LASG seeks cooperation as road construction begins

The Lagos State Government has urged residents to cooperate with the state as it begins construction of Egan- Akesan Road in Alimosho Local Government Area. A statement said while speaking at a stakeh… 5th September 2023

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