Today’s News Headlines

Palliatives: Borno raises beneficiaries from 300,000 to 400,000 households

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has said the state will increase the number of households targeted for palliatives from 300,000 to 400,000 households. The governor on Tuesday in Maiduguri said …23rd August 2023

Kano communities demand probe of abandoned FG road

Some communities living on the Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi Road have called on the Federal Government to investigate contractors handling the dualisation of the road project, which was abandoned. Recall that the…23rd August 2023

34 years after, Obaseki pays ex-gov Alli’s benefits

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has settled the benefits and gratuity of the former governor of the state, the late Prof. Ambrose Alli. This is coming 34 years after the demise of Alli. All…23rd August 2023

Medical, dental consultants threaten strike August 28

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria has issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet its demands or face industrial disharmony. MDCAN made this known in a communiq…23rd August 2023

Reps condemn abduction of corps members in Zamfara

The House of Representatives has condemned the abduction of eight National Youth Corp members in Gasau, Zamfara State while travelling to Sokoto State for national service. The chairman House Committe…23rd August 2023

We must change our pattern, Wike charges FCTA staff

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has charged directors of the various departments in the administration to change their patterns and allow improvements in the territory. The…23rd August 2023

Aregbesola launches APC caucus, mobilises supporters

The immediate past Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday launched a caucus called ‘Omoluabi Caucus’ within the fold of the All Progressives Congress in Osun state, and reassured of…23rd August 2023

Defence minister promises to rejig security architecture

The Minister of Defence, Muhammad Badaru, has promised Nigerians to expect a change in the security architecture of the country within a year. He vowed that he would stop at nothing to ensure the inse…23rd August 2023

Illicit financial flows threaten SDGs, ICPC warns

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has identified Illicit Financial Flows as a major threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 in Nige…23rd August 2023

Ministry marks Cooperative Day, unveils projects

Lagos State Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives has begun International Cooperatives Day 2023 set aside to celebrate Cooperators and Cooperative Movement for their invaluable contributions…23rd August 2023

Ogun doctors plan Sept 1 strike over unpaid allowance

Following an alleged failure by the government to pay hazard allowance, 450 doctors in state-owned health facilities across Ogun State are planning an indefinite strike and suspension of services begi…23rd August 2023

CP warns against ignorance of law

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has charged prosecutors and investigators from different areas and divisions of the state Police Command not to be novices of relevant laws and …23rd August 2023

You can’t afford to fail, diaspora APC chairmen tell ministers

The All Progressives Congress Committee of the Diaspora Chairmen has warned the new ministers against failure, urging them to ensure they meet the expectations of the masses. The APC Chairman, Spain c…23rd August 2023

Pick SAs from public service, LASG tells commissioners

The Lagos State Government has directed its commissioners and special advisers to appoint their support staff and special assistants from the state’s Public Service. The Head of Service, Mr Hakeem M…23rd August 2023

Extrajudicial killings: Lagos Assembly urges Sanwo-Olu to convene security meeting

The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to convene a security council meeting in the state in a bid to stem the rising spate of killings of residents by me…22nd August 2023

Kwara govt unveils 12-member palliative distribution committee 

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, unveiled a 12-member committee in Ilorin on Tuesday to distribute Federal Government’s N5 billion fuel subsidy removal palliatives to the needy in the s…22nd August 2023

Return NDDC to OMPADEC, Dokubo-Asari tells Tinubu

…says Tinubu caring, listening President  Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, on Tuesday, commended President Bola Tinubu for reinstating the Ministry of Ni…22nd August 2023

Alleged N4bn fraud: Kano court re-assigns case

A Kano State Chief Judge, on Tuesday, transferred a case of alleged N4 billion fraud against the former Managing Director, Kano Agricultural Supply Company, Bala Muhammad Inuwa from Justice Usman Na&#…22nd August 2023

Soldiers repel IPOB’s attack on Army base in Imo

Men of the Nigerian Army have foiled an attack on the Forward Operating Base by the Indigenous People of Biafra fighters in Imo state. The Army said the IPOB fighters who attempted the attack on its b…


Stakeholders seek stronger social protection

Experts have called for the deepening of social protection to improve welfare for Nigerian workers. They argued that deepening social protection would allow the government to provide a safety net for …23rd August 2023

Ondo backs NPC productivity initiative

Ondo State Government has pledged to support National Productivity Centre to activate productivity initiatives in the state. The Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, stated this during a c…23rd August 2023

Neimeth appoints new MD

Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc has announced the appointment of Valentine Okelu as the company’s managing director/chief executive officer. A statement from the firm said Okelu assumed du…23rd August 2023

FG, states, LGs share N966bn July revenue

The Federation Account Allocation Committee says it shared N966.11bn among the three tiers of government for July 2023. The figure represents a marginal increase of N59.06bn compared to the N907.05bn …23rd August 2023

UNICEF pledges $270m for poverty alleviation in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund, on Tuesday, assured the Federal Government of UNICEF’s commitment to support humanitarian response and poverty alleviation in Nigeria with $270m. UNICEF made th…23rd August 2023

NCDMB to unveil 17 startups

In order to fulfil its mission of stimulating research and development and providing assistance to energy startups, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board is collaborating with the Foun…23rd August 2023

Nigeria oil production dipped to 1.08mbpd July, says OPEC

Nigeria maintained 14 functional oil production rigs in July, after recording the same number of rig count/units in the preceding month of June 2023, latest data on World Rig Count and Units released …23rd August 2023

NEPC launches youth export programme

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council has launched the Youth for Export Programme, to empower the youth with skills and expertise to export. Speaking at the launch, the Executive Director of NEPC, Dr …23rd August 2023

FG promises social protection policy as hardship worsens

The Federal Government, through the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Abubakar Bagudu, has said the ministry will pay special attention to the implementation of the newly approved Social Prote…23rd August 2023

Gas shortage deepens power crisis

The shortage of gas supplies to electricity generation companies has worsened Nigeria’s power crisis. The country requires an estimated 30,000 megawatts to achieve electricity sufficiency, but has o…

NIMC boss retires, acting DG urged to clear NIN bottlenecks

Govt plans electric vehicle mass transit scheme

Naira slump: Manufacturers’ raw material imports hit N8tn

Jaiz Bank changes board, management

Corporate Council on Africa gets new board chairman

Operators urge Keyamo to dump Nigeria Air project


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