Today’s News Headlines [9th October,2023]

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Bandits kill four, injure four in Kaduna attack

Some bandits have raided the Unguwan Dankali area in the Zaria Local Government  Area of Kaduna State, killing four residents while four others sustained gunshot injuries. The Kaduna State Police Com… 9th October 2023

Unity Schools’ success excites Gowon

A former military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has expressed excitement over what he described as the success of Federal Government Colleges, referred to as unity schools, in the country. In the … 9th October 2023

FG alerts Nigerians to flood threat

The Minister of State for Environment, Dr Iziaq Salako, has asked Nigerians resident on flood plains, particularly those by River Benue, to move to higher grounds. Salako made this call in a statement… 9th October 2023

Tinubu, Ogun mourn as legal icon, Ogunbanjo, dies at 99

President Bola Tinubu on Sunday condoled with the Ogunbanjo family and the Ijebu-Ode community on the passing of their patriarch, elder statesman and foremost corporate lawyer, Dr Christopher Ogunbanj… 9th October 2023

Ex-militants allege exclusion from NNPCL contracts, threaten violence

The Coalition of Ex-agitators of Niger Delta says it is preparing for a showdown with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited for allegedly excluding Niger Deltans from the recent award of pip… 9th October 2023

SFH sensitises Niger women to reproductive health

The Society for Family Health has embarked on a programme to prevent Niger State women from having unwanted pregnancies. They have trained 150 health care workers and community mobilisers to promote a… 9th October 2023

Govs, Labour begin talks over N35,000 wage award

Private sector operators have ruled out fresh allowances for workers following the recent decision of the Federal Government to increase the wages of civil servants by N35,000. This came as state gove… 9th October 2023

Ogun reads the riot act to haulage operators, agents

The Ogun State Government has called on haulage consultants and agents across its 20 local government areas to show more commitment to the revenue generation drive of the present administration to avo… 9th October 2023

Sanwo-Olu orders demolition of markets built on drainage

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the demolition of illegal market structures built on drainage in the Lagos Island area of the state. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke on Sunday during … 9th October 2023

Octogenarian advises Christian leaders in new book

An octogenarian, Omolara Oyeyemi, has called on Nigerian youths to seek the knowledge of God ahead of material possessions. Oyeyemi spoke at the launch of a book titled ‘Favoured’ to mark the cele… 9th October 2023

Farmers should form cooperatives to access loan – Afe Babalola

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has advised farmers in Ekiti State to form cooperative societies to enable them to have easier access to bank loans. This wa… 9th October 2023

FG gets $98m Islamic bank education grant

The Federal Government, through the Universal Basic Education, has secured a grant of $98m from the Islamic Development Bank to fund “Bilingual Education Project,” in nine states. The beneficiary … 9th October 2023

Tinubu’s certificate: Atiku’s aide faults Presidency, APC tackles ex-VP

The  Special Assistant on Public Communication to the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Phrank Shaibu, on Sunday, alleged that the Federal Government had perfected a plot to gag th… 9th October 2023

Osun clash: Community leader alleges more attacks, seeks govt intervention

The Ilobu community has urged the Osun State Government to convene another round of peace meetings between it and Ifon town, following an alleged attack on Ilobu indigenes in villages close to Ifon. O… 9th October 2023

Ministry takes drug abuse campaign to Ikorodu

The Lagos State Government has relaunched the crusade against drug abuse codenamed: ‘Lagos State Kicks Against Drug Abuse.’ The campaign, which kicked off recently with the sensitisation of youths… 9th October 2023

US Mission welcomes 2023 Mandela Washington fellows

The United States Mission in Nigeria has held a welcome conference for 57 young Nigerian professionals who recently returned from the Mandela Washington Fellowship at some of the US colleges and unive… 9th October 2023

Speaker demands accountability from LG chairmen

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has directed chairmen of the 57 local governments and local council development areas in the state to adopt “a policy that every qu… 9th October 2023

Japa: FG okays contract jobs for retired doctors

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of doctors, nurses, and other clinical healthcare workers as contract staff after attaining their compulsory retirement age or years. The government… 9th October 2023

PTAD promises to settle payment of defunct bank’s staff

The Acting Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Mr Sulayman Shelleng, has promised ex-staff of the defunct Assurance Bank that their payment challenges will be resolved i… 9th October 2023


Investors commit $1bn to gas-to-power projects

Out of the $80bn gas-to-power projects planned to be established in Nigeria, only $1bn has been committed to these projects by investors, an oil and gas report seen on Sunday showed. In the report, wh… 9th October 2023

Telcos take price-hike demand to lawmakers

Telecommunication firms have taken their clamour for higher call tariffs and data prices to the House of Representatives. According to the telcos, the cost of doing business in the country had risen s… 9th October 2023

SUNU Health partners Mobihealth on telemedicine

SUNU Health Nigeria Limited has partnered with Mobihealth to deliver telehealth services to insurance beneficiaries. In a statement, the company noted that SUNU Health had been providing health insura… 9th October 2023

Agip takeover: Indigenous contractors kick against unpaid debts

Indigenous contractors registered with the Nigerian Agip Oil Company have opposed the ongoing acquisition of the company by Oando Plc. The indigenous contractors also threatened to shut down all facil… 9th October 2023

Access Pensions urges early retirement planning

Access Pensions has urged young adults to take proactive steps toward securing their financial future through early retirement planning. In a statement, the firm reaffirmed its commitment to enabling … 9th October 2023

Nigeria lacks productive base to earn more dollars – Uviase

Managing Partner of Ecovis OUC, a tax and auditing consulting firm, Mr Andrew Uviase, shares his perspectives on the foreign exchange market, fuel subsidy removal, and other challenges facing the econ… 9th October 2023

Pelican set to drive development in Ogun

Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited is set to partner with the community of Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State to drive development among the youths. The Chief Executive Officer, Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited, Baba… 9th October 2023

US envoy advises youth on waste management

The U.S Consul General, Will Stevens on Wednesday urged the Nigerian youths to take the lead in preserving the environment by supporting every effort aimed at tackling the challenge of waste managemen… 9th October 2023

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