Today’s News Headlines [November 2, 2023]

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NiMet warns of dust haze

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has raised fresh concerns over an impending dust haze that is expected to deteriorate visibility across the country in the coming days. The agency also emphasised th… 2nd November 2023

Ohinoyi’s death: Sultan of Sokoto’s delegation visits Bello 

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday received a delegation from the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar,  to offer condolences over the passing of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland… 2nd November 2023

Election won’t hold in 38 Imo polling units – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Wednesday, said the election would not be held in 38 polling units in Imo State during the November 11 governorship poll. The INEC’s Resident Electo… 2nd November 2023

Senate okays Chira as Auditor-General, confirms seven INEC RECs

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Mr Shaakaa Chira as the Auditor-General for the Federation. It also confirmed the appointments of seven out of 10 Resident Electoral Commissioners … 2nd November 2023

Reps propose special police team to end ritual killings

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, called on the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to take urgent steps to address cases of killing of young girls in Nigeria for ritual purposes…. 2nd November 2023

Ogun to rehabilitate 100 roads

The Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on Public Works, Babatunde Adeshina, says the state government is set to embark on the rehabilitation of 100 roads across its 20 local government areas i… 2nd November 2023

NGE gears up for A’Ibom conference, hails partners

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has announced plans to hold its annual conference in Akwa Ibom State, adding that the state governor, Umo Eno, and many corporate organisations have rallied support for t… 2nd November 2023

Abiodun promises to revive Ogun sports events

The Ogun State Government has promised to ensure the return of the Governor’s Cup and Principals Cup competitions in a bid to discover talents among secondary school students in the state. Governor … 2nd November 2023

Inside Enugu school where students are packed like sardines

Emene Community High School, Emene in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State is a one-of-a-kind school, where the teaching-learning experience is near zero, as the school suffers from lack of… 2nd November 2023

My wife died of surgery complications, not domestic violence – Husband accused of causing wife’s death

A husband accused of being responsible for the death of his wife, Mr. Magnus Ilechukwu, had denied that domestic violence has anything to do with the circumstances leading to the death of Mrs Trinitas… 2nd November 2023

Police bust Anambra brothel rescue 20 under-aged girls

No fewer than 18 under-aged girls and others used for prostitution and sex slavery have been rescued by the Anambra State government, in collaboration with security operatives from the state police co… 2nd November 2023

Abia takes IMPACT Project to 292 wards

Abia State Government has said that it is passionate about the health of its citizens, hence its decision to take the Immunization Plus and Malaria Progress by Accelerating Coverage and Transforming S… 2nd November 2023

UNN wins Chevening science competition

The University of Nigeria Secondary School, Enugu, has emerged as the winner of the Chevening Science Competition held in Enugu. Holy Rosary College Enugu and Command Day Secondary School are the firs… 2nd November 2023

Abia community faults Otti’s claim of 70 uncovered corpses

The northern community in Umuchieze in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State has challenged Governor Alex Otti to authenticate his claim that 70 decomposing bodies, including headless one… 2nd November 2023

Labour blames Uzodimma as police arrest Ajaero, foil Imo protest

The Nigeria Labour Congress, on Wednesday, kicked as its President, Joe Ajaero, was arrested by the police in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Ajaero was said to be in the state to mobilise NLC members … 2nd November 2023

Benue to destroy N100m expired drugs in abandoned hospital

The Benue State Government will destroy drugs worth over N100m on Friday at the Muhammad Buhari Mother and Child Hospital. The 120-bed hospital was completed and inaugurated on March 17, 2022, by the … 2nd November 2023

Israel-Hamas war: Ceasefire more important than aids, says envoy

Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdallah Shawesh, on Wednesday, said a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is more urgently needed than the humanitarian aid sent to the country. According to him, wo… 2nd November 2023

Witness absence stalls Mompha’s N6bn fraud trial

The ongoing trial of social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha (alias Mompha), over alleged N6bn money laundering before an Ikeja Special Offences Court, was on Wednesday stalled due to the absence of … 2nd November 2023

Biden wants Congress to approve military aid for Israel, Ukraine

United States President, Joe Biden wants Congress to quickly pass billions of dollars in new aid for both Israel and Ukraine, but the Republican-controlled lower chamber on Thursday is set to consider… 2nd November 2023

Perform or be sacked, Tinubu warns minister during retreat

President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, restated his promise to turn around the fortunes of the country for the benefit of all Nigerians, stressing that he is President for all Nigerians, irrespective of… 2nd November 2023


FG advocates implementation of financial inclusion in MDAs

The Federal Government has reiterated its determination to kick start full implementation of financial inclusion in all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies. The Director, Economic Research and Polic… 2nd November 2023

Foreign minister calls for African alliance on mineral resources

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, has urged African nations to unite and make use of the abundant mineral opportunities within their reach. He also called for the creation of a… 2nd November 2023

NDDC vows to strengthen governance

The Niger Delta Development Commission has pledged to focus on governance as part of its commitment to transformative change in the Niger Delta region. In a statement on Wednesday, the Director of Cor… 2nd November 2023

STL Trustees gets recognition at BAFI awards

STL Trustees has achieved recognition at the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Awards 2023. According to a statement, the organisation was honoured with two prestigious accolades, reaffirming its… 2nd November 2023

Rainoil boss links rising fuel prices to FX crisis

Concerns loom over the current state of the downstream sector in the country, as operators confirm that the ongoing foreign exchange crisis and difficulties within the local distribution channel are c… 2nd November 2023

Equity market’s ASI reaches record high

After days of positive runnings on the Nigerian Exchange Limited, the All-Share Index crossed the historic high of 70,000 basis points at the close of trading on Wednesday. This marked a positive star… 2nd November 2023

FG recommits to raise $50m impact investment fund

The minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Abubakar Bagudu, has stated his readiness to make available the Federal Government’s commitment to Nigeria’s $100m Wholesale Impact Investment Fund. B… 2nd November 2023

FCMB gets agribusiness investment award

The US Government’s Global Hunger & Food Security Initiative, Feed the Future Nigeria, has honoured First City Monument Bank with the Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Award 2023 for its contribut… 2nd November 2023

W’Bank committed $11bn to Nigeria in three years — Country Director

World Bank’s Country Director for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri, said on Wednesday that the Bank committed over $11bn in the past three years for federal and sub-national governments projects. Chaudhur… 2nd November 2023

‘Abuja-Kaduna rail transported 6.6m passengers in seven years’

The Abuja-Kaduna railway has transported nearly 6.6 million passengers in the last seven years. This was disclosed in a document from the Chinese Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday. The railway which was e… 2nd November 2023

Tech to drive growth in insurance sector, says Thomas

The Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Commission, Sunday Thomas, has said that the insurance sector and technology have become inseparable as the latter … 2nd November 2023

BUA cement to launch Sokoto plant in January

The chairman of BUA Group, one of the leading cement producers in Nigeria, Abdulsamad Rabiu, has disclosed plans of the group to commission a new cement plant in Sokoto come January 2024. The chairman… 2nd November 2023

Lagos to open eight jetties in 2024

The General Manager of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, has said that the state government will be unveiling eight renovated jetties in the first half of 2024. In an interv… 2nd November 2023

Review maritime policies, agents tell Tinubu

Licensed customs agents have urged President Bola Tinubu to review some of the country’s maritime policies to enable the sector maximise its potential. In a recent interview with The PUNCH in Lagos,… 2nd November 2023

FG eyes $2bn investment from CNG conversion centre

The Federal Government through the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative Steering Committee has said the Compressed Natural Gas conversion facility commissioned in Lagos would attract over $2… 2nd November 2023

Electricity subsidy beneficial to rich Nigerians, says NERC

The current state of the Nigerian power sector characterised by tariff subsidy mostly benefits the relatively rich as more rich people are connected and consume more electricity, according to the Nige… 2nd November 2023

Tinubu seeks Senate’s approval for fresh $7.8bn, €100m loans

Barely 24 hours after seeking approval of the N2.18tn supplementary budget, PresidentBola Tinubu has approached the Senate for the approval of another $7.8bn and €100m loans. The request of the Pres… 2nd November 2023

NNPCL must create a level playing field for marketers – Ilo

The Chief Executive Officer, PETROCAM Trading (Nig) Ltd, Patric Ilo, who is also an advocate of green energy, in this interview with OPEOLUWANI AKINTAYO, calls on the NNPCL to create a level playing f… 2nd November 2023

Tourism will boost GDP, job creation, says firm

A travel brand, Travelwings, has said investing in tourism will contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product and boost job creation. A statement by the company during the opening of an office i…

JP Morgan projects N850/$ by December

NGOs to empower 48,000 women in Nigeria, others by 2026

UK commits $27m to tackle food insecurity

Frozen chicken imports threaten poultry sector, PAN warns

QNET expresses commitment to devt, empowerment

Presidential power initiative improves electricity supply – Operators

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