Today’s News Headlines [8th November, 2023]

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Certificate racketeering: Lagos Assembly probes LASU

The Lagos State House of Assembly says it will invite the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Mr Tolani Akibu, the Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the Senate … 8th November 2023

Nigerians lament as Canadian embassy suspends Abuja operations

Nigerians have lamented as the Canadian embassy in Nigeria suspended its operation. The suspension may not be unconnected with the fire incident that occurred at the commission on Monday, which result… 8th November 2023

Saudi club, Al Ittihad, sacks Ex-Tottenham boss, Nuno

Al Ittihad has sacked the former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Nuno Santo. The Saudi champions disclosed this following a poor run of results under the Portuguese coach. Nuno was under pressure because o… 8th November 2023

China ready to improve ties with US, says VP

Beijing’s Vice President on Wednesday, said China is ready to hold talks with the United States at “all levels” ahead of an expected summit in San Francisco between leaders Xi Jinpin… 8th November 2023

Abia gov appoints transition chairmen, deputies for LGs

Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has appointed 17 transition council chairmen and their deputies across the local government areas of the state. In a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Loca… 8th November 2023

China unveils methane emission control plan

China has unveiled a broad plan to control its methane emissions, though the world’s biggest emitter of the polluting gases is offering no specific target for reducing them. Beijing and Washingt… 8th November 2023

NIGCOMSAT seeks expansion of business in North-East 

The Nigerian Communications Satellite has said it is committed to becoming the beacon of national pride, with energised workforce, satisfied clients, and national recognition. Disclosing this at the G… 8th November 2023

Off-season elections: Crisis rocks peace meeting, NLC strike threatens Imo poll

•Traditional rulers flee as parties bicker, Labour plans airport, power shutdown •IG deploys new CPs, three killed in Kogi as INEC rejects call to remove Imo REC A peace meeting organised by the I… 8th November 2023

Rape, child marriage, hunger ravaging IDP camps in North

In recent times, there have been alleged cases of rape, theft, and child marriage in many Internally Displaced Persons camps in Northern Nigeria. These anomalies  Arewa PUNCH investigations reveal ar… 8th November 2023

Five jailed for circulating ex-Speaker’s nude video, obtaining N38m

Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State, on Tuesday, sentenced five men tried for cyber-stalking and defrauding ex-Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Timot… 8th November 2023

Fossil fuel expansion plans, threat to 1.5C, warns UN

The United Nations has warned that plans to expand oil, gas and coal production by major fossil fuel countries would push the world far beyond the Paris deal’s 1.5C global warming limit. The UN … 8th November 2023

Opposition parties, residents condemn North absentee governors

There is a sustained and worsening public outcry from several residents and stakeholders in the north over the absence of their elected governors who rather than sit in their various states prefer to … 8th November 2023

After 16 years, Taraba losses mount over failed airline business

“We are not unaware of the fact that a lot of Taraba movable and  immovable assets are either in the hands of people or abandoned across the country and that is why I set up a committee to do an in… 8th November 2023

‘Bring back sanitation inspectors to tackle environmental challenges’

A Community Leader in Yaryasa village of Tudun Wada Local Government Area of Kano State, Alhaji Alhassan Yaryasa, has advised northern state governors to restore the services of sanitary inspectors in… 8th November 2023

CNG not ploy to ground NSTA buses, Niger tells workers

Following the signing of an agreement with four different contracting firms for the purchase of 200 Compressed Natural Gas buses several staff of the state-owned Niger State Transport Authority have e… 8th November 2023

Diphtheria: Controversy trails likely return of face masks

Following the scourge of the  Diphtheria infection which has continued to ravage several states across the north, controversies have trail the likely return of compulsory use of face masks to curtail… 8th November 2023

Lawmakers move to criminalise street begging

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, during plenary deliberated on the idea of a law to curb street begging across the state. The law, if it comes into existence, will also penali… 8th November 2023

3,000 households fed, 2,000 repented at Ikorodu outreach – Ashimolowo

The Founder and Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, Matthew Ashimolowo, said that about 3,000 households received foodstuffs, and clothes, on Tuesday morning during the Compassio… 8th November 2023

Women group demands involvement in implementing agric blueprint

A coalition of over 100 women collectives in Nigeria, the Partnership for Advancing Women in Economic Development, has urged the Minister of Agriculture, Abubakar Kyari, to prioritise climate adaptati… 8th November 2023

Lagos to develop secondary drainage masterplan

The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, rallied experts in the drainage sector for inputs in the development of a secondary drainage masterplan for selected local governments as part of its efforts to… 8th November 2023


Seven countries to attend Kano trade fair – KACCIMA

No fewer than 250 companies from within and outside Nigeria are expected to attend the 44th edition of the Kano International Trade Fair scheduled to hold between 25th November to 9th December, 2023. … 8th November 2023

NPA plans $1bn port rehabilitation

Determined to fortify Nigeria’s trade competitiveness, the Nigeria Ports Authority has said it is launching a whopping $1.1bn for the rehabilitation plan of all the ports in Nigeria in the first qua… 8th November 2023

BPP boss advocates procurement process enforcement

The Director General Bureau of Public Procurement, Mamma Ahmadu, has urged the participants of the 2023 Continuous Procurement Capacity Development Training Programme to always ensure integrity and tr… 8th November 2023

FG urged to harness tourism potential

The Convener of the Destination Awards, Dunsin Oluwasiju, has called on the Federal Government to explore the potential of the country’s tourism industry to boost economic growth. Oluwasiju said thi… 8th November 2023

Communications ministry secures N1bn funding for t

FG solicits private sector collaboration on LPG use

Naira devaluation boosts govt revenue by N713bn

Bauchi hands over airport to FG

Ebonyi to repair airport runway with N13.7bn

Okereke elected fellow of World Academy of Sciences


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