Today’s News Headlines [6th October, 2023]

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Disregard request for my impeachment, Aiyedatiwa writes CJ

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has written to the Chief Judge of the state, Ayedun Odusola, to stop the state House of Assembly from going ahead with the proceedings seeking to r… 6th October 2023

Terminate Okowa’s electricity project, monarch urges Oborevweri

The traditional ruler of Abavo Kingdom in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, HRM Uche Irenuma 11, has appealed to Governor Sheriff Oborevweri to, as a matter of urgency, terminate the… 6th October 2023

Bandits kidnap Plateau pharmacist

Bandits have kidnapped the Plateau State Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Kim Bot. The PUNCH learnt that the pharmacist was driving home on Wednesday night after closing from his of… 6th October 2023

Bizman’s absence stalls alleged N4.8bn fraud case

The scheduled arraignment of a billionaire businessman, Cletus Ibeto, for alleged N4.8bn fraud was stalled on Thursday, for the third time, due to the absence of the defendant from the Lagos State Hig… 6th October 2023

Chicago record: Tinubu betrayed me, I’ll fight till Supreme Court verdict, says Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 poll, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, said he did not betray President Bola Tinubu, over the allegation of certificate forgery he le… 6th October 2023

REDAN commends BUA on reduction of cement price

Following the recent reduction in cement prices by BUA Cement Company Limited,  the President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Nigeria, Dr. Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, has commended the … 6th October 2023

FG, UNFPA pledge to improve young adults’ wellbeing

The Federal Government is committed to improving the well-being of adolescents and young adults in the country, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Ali Pate, said. Pate said t… 6th October 2023

Foundation empowers 100 Anambra youths with ICT skills

The Christopher Ndubuisi Foundation has trained no fewer than 100 youths and students in Anambra on entrepreneurial, Information and Communication Technology skills. The organisers said the training, … 6th October 2023

Zamfara gov meets VC over abducted varsity students

The Governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, says his government is doing everything possible to rescue the abducted students of the Federal University Gusau. The governor gave the assurance in a state… 6th October 2023

Agency moves to boost state revenue

The Lagos State Parastatals Monitoring Office has restated its commitment to boosting the state’s revenue to provide the government with the needed funds to meet the developmental needs of the state… 6th October 2023

Register for health coverage, Sanwo-Olu tells orphanages

Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has called on all orphanages in the state to register each child under their care with the Lagos State Health Management Agency for proper healt… 6th October 2023

Ogun approves 1,000 teachers’ recruitment

The Ogun State Government has approved the immediate employment of 1,000 teachers to reduce the deficit of teachers in both primary and secondary schools in the state. Governor Dapo Abiodun, who annou… 6th October 2023

Combat insecurity with use of space technology, Foundation urges security agencies 

African Space Foundation has urged security agencies in the country to incorporate space technology in the fight against insecurity across Nigeria. The organisation said the adoption of space technolo… 6th October 2023

Ekiti understudies Lagos waste management, others

Delegates from Ekiti State’s Ministry of the Environment have visited the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources to understudy the state on best practices in environmental susta… 6th October 2023

Speed up food security initiative, group urges Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has been advised to fast-track his recent intervention in food security to mitigate the current harsh economic realities in the country. The President on July 13 declared a state… 6th October 2023

Ex-Gombe Rep quits PDP

A former Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Fatima Binta-Bello, has resigned her membership of the Peoples Democratic Party. Binta-Bello conveyed her decision to quit the PDP in a l… 6th October 2023

Katsina gov orders LG payroll audit

The Katsina State Government is set to organise a ‘manpower audit’  across the state’s  34 local government areas. Governor Dikko Radda disclosed this on Thursday during a special meeting with… 6th October 2023

‘Scientists’ input necessary in lab construction’

The Managing Director, Finlab Group, Sir Uzo Nwaije, has called for the inclusion of scientists in the design process of their workspaces as they have a better understanding of their needs than other … 6th October 2023

Obaseki swears in aides, demands accountability

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has warned against politics of lies, manipulation and blackmail, noting that politicians must begin to put in deliberate efforts to earn the trust of the people… 6th October 2023

Oyo, Anambra teachers win presidential prizes

Three teachers from Oyo State, on Thursday, won awards in various categories of the 2023 Presidential Teachers and School Excellence Award at the Eagle Square, Abuja. The awardees were the Head Teache… 6th October 2023


FG procures 1.25 million meters with N120bn W’Bank loan

The Federal Government, on Thursday, opened the bids submitted by bidders for the procurement of 1.25 million meters financed by the World Bank to the tune of $155m (N119.74bn at Thursday’s official… 6th October 2023

Works ministry seeks to repair 260 roads

The Ministry of Works says it has sought the approval of the Federal Government to undergo quick rehabilitation and intervention of 260 critically failed road projects across the federation. The Minis… 6th October 2023

BAT Nigeria appoints female marketing deployment director

British American Tobacco Nigeria has announced Kikelomo Fisayo-Okusanya as the Marketing Deployment Director for the West and Central Africa Cluster, making her the second woman to join the cluster’… 6th October 2023

Utica Capital blends investment, insurance in new mutual fund

Assets management firm, Utica Capital Limited, on Thursday, unveiled its new collective investment scheme which combines both investment and insurance features. At the launch of the product called Uti… 6th October 2023

NIDF adds N92.55bn to NGX market cap with listing

The Nigerian Infrastructure Development Fund has added N92.55bn to the market capitalisation of the Nigerian Exchange Limited with its listing on Thursday. The listing was commemorated with a closing-… 6th October 2023

Flour Mills targets self-sufficiency in sugar production

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has said that it is aiming to help Nigeria achieve self-sufficiency in the production of sugar and its by-products. The food and agro-allied company said this in a statement… 6th October 2023

10 finalists emerge at Wema Bank’s Hackaholics

Ten finalists on Monday, emerged at Wema Bank’s Hackaholics 4.0. grand finale pre-pitch competition. The finalists won over N50m cash prizes, aimed to boost innovation and technologies to create a s… 6th October 2023

Stanbic IBTC launches fintech subsidiary, Zest

Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has launched its pioneering fintech subsidiary, called Zest, to revolutionise the payment sector. During the launch event in Lagos, the Group Chairman of Stanbic Holdings, Ba… 6th October 2023

Solid minerals will boost Nigeria’s revenue – FIRS boss

The acting Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr Zachaeus Adedeji, has said the administration is counting on solid minerals sector’s development to boost the nation’s economy. He als… 6th October 2023

Berger Paints harps on sustainable development

Berger Paints Nigeria Plc has reaffirmed its commitment to adhering to best practices in order to promote sustainable development in the country. The company pledged to embrace the highest standards i… 6th October 2023

Fast Credit rewards investors on Series 1 Commercial Paper

Fast Credit, a leading player in the Fintech industry, has announced the successful maturity payout of its Series 1 Commercial Paper to investors. The company said it fulfilled the financial commitmen… 6th October 2023

Lottery Commission debunks publication on delisted gaming companies

The National Lottery Regulatory Commission has disowned a publication on various media platforms said to have emanated from Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority with the caption “Public Notice… 6th October 2023

Stakeholders laud International Breweries on environmental sustainability

International Breweries Plc a member of AB InBev, global brewer, has been commended by its stakeholders for coordinating its brewery operations in line with best practices and focus on its Environment… 6th October 2023

Advertising conference to focus on economy, national image

This year’s National Advertising Conference will focus on the contribution of advertising to Nigeria’s economy, the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria has said. The conference is also expec… 6th October 2023

Feed Nigeria Summit partners USAID, AfDB, eyes $100m finance

Over $100m agricultural finance is being projected before the end of next year to support the Federal Government’s efforts towards achieving food security. The Director-General of the FNS, Richard M… 6th October 2023

Manufacturers experiencing toughest period in history – MAN

The Chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Export Promotion Group, Odiri Erewa-Meggison has said that the manufacturing sector is currently experiencing the toughest period in the histor… 6th October 2023

Three-day downpour to hit Ogun, FCT, 13 states – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted that about 15 states across the country will experience moderate to heavy rainfall in the next three days. The agency also forecasts strong winds in at… 6th October 2023

Tinubu approves N25,000 monthly grant to vulnerable pensioners

President Bola Tinubu has approved the payment of N25,000 monthly grants to vulnerable pensioners captured in the expanded National Social Register of the  Conditional Cash Transfer scheme. The Minis… 6th October 2023


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