Today’s News Headlines [February 19, 2024]

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Account for funds from US, suspended treasurer tells Abure

Indigenes are inviting herdsmen from Niger – Benue gov

Govt urges responsible minining to protect environmen

Oyo begins traders, artisans’ registration

Embrace innovation, deputy gov tells youth

Atiku’s solution will return Nigeria to Emefiele era – Presidenc

PDP lacks right to demand Tinubu’s resignation – FG

Hardship not excuse to turn under-bridge home – LASG

Slain Plateau APC spokesman got 20 death threats – Secretary

FG reforms worsening Nigerian’s hardship -Catholic bishops

Only state police can end insecurity – Kaduna gov

NBA faults judgment backing rival lawyers’ association

Fuel scarcity looms as NARTO directs tanker drivers to withdraw operations from today

Insecurity: Benue lawmakers under attack over ultimatum to govt

Why we opted for e-verification of ex-servicemen — Military pensions board

The Military Pensions Board, MPB, has given insight into why it decided to commence an electronic verification of retired military personnel in the country to among other things, save veterans the security risks associated with travelling by road.

February 19, 2024

Lagos to relocate Computer Village to Katangowa

Choppers deployed to stamp out kidnapping, sea robbery in Ondo — NAVY

I don’t know who can challenge us in 2027 – Wike

LP crisis deepens as embattled National Treasurer sues party, seeks EFCC probe

FG doesn’t even know what to charge Emefiele for — Akpabio

Presidency, Atiku at war over FG’s forex policy

Food security, others: Tinubu seeks closer ties with Brazil

Naira depreciation, inflation eroding value of insured assets

Food crisis: Face governance, FG, APC slam PDP govs

Power grid drops to 3,530MW as rationing persists nationwide

Rising cost of living may lead to unrests in Nigeria, 3 others — AfDB

2026 World Cup qualifiers: Bafana ‘ll beat Super Eagles — Khumalo

Ronaldo overtakes Messi in unique goals tally

Navy seeks speedy prosecution of oil thieves

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, has expressed concerns over the delay in the prosecution of suspected crude oil thieves and pipeline vandals. He appealed to the National Assemb… 19th February 2024

FG threatens to terminate Enugu-PH highway contract

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, on Sunday, threatened to sack the contractor working on the Abia section of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Highway currently undergoing rehabilitation. A statement on Sund… 19th February 2024

Kaduna activates emergency as bandits kill 12, raze houses

The Kaduna State government, on Sunday, activated emergency services following attacks by bandits on two communities in the early hours of Sunday. The PUNCH learnt that the bandits invaded Gindin Dust… 19th February 2024

Delta CP demands patrol vehicles from gov

The Commissioner of Police in Delta, Mr Abaniwonda Olufemi, has identified the provision of patrol vehicles as one of the ways the Delta State Security Trust Fund could assist the police command. Oluf… 19th February 2024

Katsina raises task force to arrest, prosecute food hoarders

The Katsina State Government, on Sunday, unveiled a 27-man task force to address the rising cost of foodstuffs in the state. The task force, chaired by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Alhaji Jab… 19th February 2024

Uproar as Edo APC gov primary produces three ‘winners’

The confusion trailing Saturday’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State deepened on Sunday as Anamero Dekeri became the third aspirant to claim victory in the exercise. … 19th February 2024

Human trafficking affecting education – Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said the high level of irregular migration and human trafficking in the country are the causes of inconsistency in the education system. A statement by t… 19th February 2024

Foundation plans 300 artificial limbs for Anambra amputees

The Agocares Foundation for Persons with Disabilities says plans are underway to commence distribution of free artificial limbs to 300 amputees in Anambra State to help restore their mobility. The Cha… 19th February 2024

No anti-Tinubu protest at my palace – Emir of Ilorin

The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has debunked a viral video of an alleged demonstration in front of his palace by residents lamenting poverty and hardship being experienced in the coun… 19th February 2024

Firm to train cab drivers in safety

Hitch Africa has disclosed plans to organise a one-day training for cab drivers to promote safety on the roads. The organisation, which offers on-demand ride, food and grocery services, said the train… 19th February 2024

Nigeria witnessing more corruption under democracy than military regime – HEDA

The Chairman, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, Olanrewaju Suraju, says Nigeria has witnessed more corruption under the democratic regime than during the military era. He made the assertion … 19th February 2024

Budget allocation cannot bridge housing gap – Commissioner

The Commissioner for Housing, Lagos State, Moruf Akinderu –Fatai, has said the budget allocations were insufficient to address the housing deficit in the state. He disclosed this in a media parley h… 19th February 2024

Rising costs affecting construction, says operators

Operators in the built environment sector have noted that the increasing costs of building materials are hampering the industry’s development. Speaking during a recent media parley in Lagos, the Cha… 19th February 2024

FCT police arrest chef for kidnapping employer’s 12-year-old son

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have arrested one Ulagu  Chukwuma for allegedly masterminding the kidnap of his boss’ 12-year-old son on February 12, in Jabi, Abuja. The … 19th February 2024

Stakeholders canvass tax holidays in housing sector

Stakeholders have called on the government to grant tax holidays to developers as a means to stimulate investment and bolster growth in the housing sector. They stated this at the Real Estate Outlook … 19th February


Stakeholders canvass tax holidays in housing sector

Stakeholders have called on the government to grant tax holidays to developers as a means to stimulate investment and bolster growth in the housing sector. They stated this at the Real Estate Outlook … 19th February 2024

Nigeria, Brazil plan new agreements as trade drops by $8bn

Nigeria and Brazil are considering the possibility of establishing direct flight operations between their respective financial capitals of Lagos and São Paulo, respectively. Both countries also reaff… 19th February 2024

FG, marketers meet today, tanker drivers insist on strike

The Federal Government has ordered oil marketers to negotiate with the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners to avert the planned suspension of operations by NARTO members with respect to the … 19th February 2024

Foundation, FRC train over 100 in new financial standards

The Impact Investors Foundation in collaboration with the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria has boosted the capacity of over 100 MSMEs, financi… 19th February 2024

OPay redefines customer service with innovative solutions

Nigeria’s leading financial technology company, OPay, has revolutionised customer service by prioritising user satisfaction and implementing cutting-edge solutions to enhance customer experiences. O… 19th February 2024

Lagos begins building audit

The Lagos State Government has commencement of buildings to ascertain their conformation to the state’s development plan. The General Manager of the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, K… 19th February 2024

CAF projects $75m in revenue for AFCON 2023

The Confederation of African Football raised about $75m as revenue from the just concluded African Nations Cup hosted by Cote D’Ivoire.

February 19, 2024

Infantino suggests new dates for 2025 AFCON schedule

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reportedly requested a significant change regarding the schedule for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, which is set to be held in Morocco.

February 19, 2024

AFCON 2023: CAF clears Nigeria, sanctions Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Sengal

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cleared Nigeria and all Super Eagles players of any wrongdoing during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

February 19, 2024

Power grid drops to 3,530MW as rationing persists nationwide

Amid gas supply challenges and financial outlook, power supply across the country remained stranded over the weekend as measures by the Federal Government to improve national grid supply failed to have any impact.

February 19, 2024

Naira weakens as banks’ dollar sales plunge by $252m

Sachet alcohol ban: Manufacturers fear 5.5 million job loss

15 trucks of smuggled foods intercepted in Sokoto – Customs

How to plan for stress-free retirement

Jigawa to convert Dutse airport to cargo airport

Budget allocation cannot bridge housing gap – Commissioner

CBN FX gateway bank may impact banks’ liquidity – Fitch

Rising costs affecting construction, says operators

Foreign capital inflow to banking industry drops to $832m – Report

SEC approves N200bn Ava infrastructure fund

Foundation, FRC train over 100 in new financial standards

Parallex Bank launches improved mobile app

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