• Bovi Drops Rib-Cracking Jokes

    Bovi Drops Rib-Cracking Jokes
    Bovi Drops Rib-Cracking Jokes
  • Ogun ruler urges Nigerians to be patient, commends Tinubu's policies

    Ogun ruler urges Nigerians to be patient, commends Tinubu's policies
    He added that the present administration mean well for the country, and Tinubu-led administration would yield positive results.Oba Abdulfatai Akamo, Olu of Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun, has urged Nigerians to be patient with the present administration in the country, saying President Bola Tinubu met a bad economy.Akamo said this at a news conference in his palace in Itori on Wednesday, to commemorate his 20th Coronation anniversary. The traditional ruler noted that the present
  • CBN adjusts cargo clearance exchange rate to ₦1,605/$

    CBN adjusts cargo clearance exchange rate to ₦1,605/$
    Since January, the exchange rate for cargo clearance has undergone multiple adjustments.The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), acting on behalf of the Federal Government, has once again adjusted the exchange rate for cargo clearance to ₦1,605/$. This latest change follows recent fluctuations in exchange rates, with the rate initially rising to ₦1515/$, then dropping to ₦1,472/$, and subsequently increasing to the current rate.Since January, the exchange rate for cargo clearance has
  • Nigeria Customs Service vows to tackle illegal exportation of grains

    Nigeria Customs Service vows to tackle illegal exportation of grains
    NCS seeks emir's support in fast-tracking the government’s commitment to poverty alleviation and food security.Nigeria Customs Service says it is determined to intensify efforts to curtail the menace of illegal exportation of Nigeria’s grains to other African countries, to ensure adequate food security for citizens.Zonal Coordinator Zone B of the service, Ify Ogbudu, disclosed this when she paid a courtesy call to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, in his palace. She pledged
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  • Emefiele demands ₦25 billion damages from Akpabio for defamatory remark

    Emefiele demands ₦25 billion damages from Akpabio for defamatory remark
    Akpabio's comments prompted Emefiele to take legal action.Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has demanded the sum of ₦25 billion as damages from Senate President Godswill Akpabio over an alleged defamatory remark. This demand was contained in a letter by Matthew Burkaa, counsel to Emefiele, which was made available to journalists on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.Emefiele is also seeking a public apology from Akpabio following recent comments made by the S
  • APC declares Edo governorship primaries inconclusive, sets new date

    APC declares Edo governorship primaries inconclusive, sets new date
    The NWC deliberated on the report and resolved that the Edo Governorship Primary Election has not been completed.The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared Saturday’s Edo governorship primaries as inconclusive.Felix Morka, the APC National Publicity Secretary said this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja. Morka said that the decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja on Tuesday.“The NWC deliberated on the report and resolved that
  • Zookeeper mauled to death by lion was rescuing female colleague

    Zookeeper mauled to death by lion was rescuing female colleague
    A committee will be formed to investigate the incident, with representation from Olawuyi's union.Olabode Olawuyi, the zookeeper tragically mauled to death by a 9-year-old lion at the zoological garden of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, was attempting to rescue a female colleague from the beast.this wasrevealed by Wole Odewumi, the Chairman of the OAU branch of the National Association of Non-Academic Staff of Universities (NASU), on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.Odewumi
  • Wike warns FCTA Directors to stop sitting on files that delay projects

    Wike warns FCTA Directors to stop sitting on files that delay projects
    The minister stated that any director who refused to act on files that he had already approved, would be labelled a saboteur.The FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike has warned Directors in the FCT Administration against unnecessary bureaucracy that may delay the delivery of road projects.Wike gave the warning on Tuesday while inaugurating the construction of a five-kilometre (km) road, connecting Naharati, River Ukya and Unguwan Hausawa communities in Abaji Area Council of FCT. He particularly warned the
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  • Ondo Govt declares 2-day public holiday in honour of Akeredolu's burial

    Ondo Govt declares 2-day public holiday in honour of Akeredolu's burial
    The two-day holiday is for people of the state to honour the late former governor.The Ondo State Government has declared Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 as public holidays in honour of the late former Gov Rotimi Akeredolu.This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ebenezer Adeniyan, on Tuesday in Akure. Adeniran said the two-day holiday will allow the people of the state to honour the late former governor with several programmes billed for
  • Kano Govt unseals 10 warehouses accused of hoarding foodstuffs

    Kano Govt unseals 10 warehouses accused of hoarding foodstuffs
    The agency says the sealing of the warehouses significantly helped in checking the increase in the prices of grains and other essential commodities in the state.The Government of Kano Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission has unsealed the 10 warehouses it recently sealed for allegedly hoarding foodstuffs amid food and economic crisis in the country.Muhyi Magaji, the chairman of the commission disclosed this in a telephone interview with ThePunch.Magaji said the owners of the warehouses
  • Tinubu appoints lawyer Hafsat Bakari as new head of NFIU

    Tinubu appoints lawyer Hafsat Bakari as new head of NFIU
    Bakari is a lawyer and financial intelligence expert with years of experience in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing, and counter-proliferation financing.President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).She is Hafsat ABubakar Bakari, a former Deputy Director in the NFIU; she is taking over from Modibbo Hamman-Tukur. This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adv
  • Tinubu appoints lawyer Hafsat ABubakar Bakari as new head of NFIU

    Tinubu appoints lawyer Hafsat ABubakar Bakari as new head of NFIU
    Bakari is a lawyer and financial intelligence expert with years of experience in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing, and counter-proliferation financing.President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).She is Hafsat ABubakar Bakari, a former Deputy Director in the NFIU; she is taking over from Modibbo Hamman-Tukur. This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adv
  • Ogun seals College's 'illegal' nursing department

    Ogun seals College's 'illegal' nursing department
    The department was sealed for operating without accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).The Nursing Department of the Harvarde College of Science Business and Management Studies in Abeokuta has been shut.The department was sealed on Tuesday for operating without accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). The enforcement team comprised officials of the enforcement team of the Ogun Ministry of Health and members of the State Nursing and M
  • Kogi Government distributes 50 truckload of rice to citizens

    Kogi Government distributes 50 truckload of rice to citizens
    The rice will be distributed to households across the 239 wards in the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.The Kogi Government on Tuesday distributed 50 truckload bags of rice to indigent citizens as palliative to cushion the present economic hardships in the state.Speaking during the distribution at the Muhammadu Buhari Square in Lokoja, Gov. Ahmed Ododo warned officials against diversion and hoarding of the palliative. The governor said that the intervention was strictly meant for the indig
  • FG orders State governors to tackle hoarding, control food prices - Idris

    FG orders State governors to tackle hoarding, control food prices - Idris
    The minster added that Tinubu in the last seven months, has been on track fixing the economy, fighting insecurity and attracting foreign direct investment.Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, says the Federal Government is aware of the rising cost of staple foods in the markets.He disclosed this during the 2024 conference and annual general meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Niger State chapter in Minna on Tuesday. The theme of the c
  • FG orders governors to tackle hoarding, control food prices - Idris

    FG orders governors to tackle hoarding, control food prices - Idris
    The minster added that Tinubu in the last seven months, has been on track fixing the economy, fighting insecurity and attracting foreign direct investment.Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, says the Federal Government is aware of the rising cost of staple foods in the markets.He disclosed this during the 2024 conference and annual general meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Niger State chapter in Minna on Tuesday. The theme of the c
  • APC declares Edo primary election inconclusive, announces new election

    APC declares Edo primary election inconclusive, announces new election
    A senator representing Edo central and a governorship aspirant, claimed that he won the election with over 6,000 votes.The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared its governorship primary election in Edo state as "not completed" and has scheduled a new primary for Thursday, February 22, 2024, to determine its flag bearer for the upcoming September 2024 governorship election in the state.Felix Morka, the national publicity secretary of the APC, issued a statement late on Tuesday, February 20
  • Oil and Gas suppliers want FG to declare state of emergency on refineries

    Oil and Gas suppliers want FG to declare state of emergency on refineries
    President of NOGASA, Chief Benneth Korie says declaring a state of emergency on the nation’s refineries would help to retool the economy.The Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria (NOGASA) has called on President Bola Tinubu to declare a state of emergency on the country’s refineries if the economy must be stabilised.President of NOGASA, Chief Benneth Korie, made the call on Tuesday at a news conference in Abuja, while assessing current developments in the oil and gas s
  • 151 houses flooded after early morning Tuesday rain in Lagos

    151 houses flooded after early morning Tuesday rain in Lagos
    Flood hits Command and Ipaja communities in Lagos.A flood in the early hours of Tuesday, February 20, 2024 wreaked havoc in Command and Ipaja communities in Lagos, impacting approximately 151 houses, according to Ibrahim Farinloye, the Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Farinloye revealed in a statement that a preliminary assessment conducted in the affected areas indicated that residents were evacuated from 23 houses at Oke Ishagun, while 35 houses
  • The Body Shop closes nearly half of UK stores, cuts about 270 jobs

    The Body Shop closes nearly half of UK stores, cuts about 270 jobs
    Additionally, approximately 270 head office jobs will be cut as part of a significant restructuring effort.The Body Shop, a renowned cosmetics chain, is poised to close nearly half of its 198 shops across the UK after falling into administration last week.Additionally, approximately 270 head office jobs will be cut as part of a significant restructuring effort.Administrators for the business disclosed that seven of its shops will cease operations permanently on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. These
  • Worried Lagos lawmakers beg Sanwo-Olu to address rising food prices

    Worried Lagos lawmakers beg Sanwo-Olu to address rising food prices
    The House of Assembly urged the governor to subsidise transportation and food items in the state.The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution urging Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to urgently summon a stakeholders' meeting to proffer solutions tothe rising food prices in the state.The lawmakers also resolved to invite the Commissioner for Agriculture, Ruth Olusanya, and the Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, on their plans to ease the effects of the economic sit
  • President Tinubu orders settlement of state house electricity bill

    President Tinubu orders settlement of state house electricity bill
    the actual outstanding bill for the State House stands at ₦342,352,217.46.President Bola Tinubu has instructed the immediate clearance of the outstanding electricity bill owed to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company by the State House.This directive comes in the wake of a thorough reconciliation of accounts between the State House Management and AEDC.Contrary to AEDC's initial claim of a ₦923 million debt, as advertised in newspapers, the actual outstanding bill for the State H
  • Nigeria's chief justice tells West African leaders to fight for justice

    Nigeria's chief justice tells West African leaders to fight for justice
    The CJN challenged West African leaders to reaffirm commitment to the ideals of justice.The Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has called on West African leaders to use justice and equity to build a prosperous region for the coming generations.Ariwoola made the call in Abuja on Tuesday while declaring open the Statutory ECOWAS Judicial Council meeting holding in Abuja.The CJN presided over the meeting being attended by Chief Justices of West African Countries. He said th
  • Some Nigerian states won't see rainfall until later in the year

    Some Nigerian states won't see rainfall until later in the year
    NiMet predicts most parts of the country could experience a shorter length of season.The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted delay of 2024 rains onset in some parts of the country, especially the North Central states of the country.This is contained in 2024 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) documents by NiMet presented to the public on Tuesday in Abuja by Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development.According to the document, NiMet said normal onset is likel
  • Seyi Makinde tells corps members to be wealth creators, not job seekers

    Seyi Makinde tells corps members to be wealth creators, not job seekers
    The governor noted that SAED trainings are designed to make corps members a better version of themselves.Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to use the service year skills acquisition programmes to be self-reliant and wealth creators, rather than job seekers.Makinde stated this on Tuesday in Iseyin during the opening of the 2024 Batch A, Stream I Orientation Course for corps members deployed to the state.The governor, who was represented by th
  • Abia NYSC coordinator calls for increase in corps members’ ₦20k state allowance

    Abia NYSC coordinator calls for increase in corps members’ ₦20k state allowance
    Dick-Iruenabere emphasised the need for an improvement in the welfare packages provided to corps members posted to the state.Ufuoma Dick-Iruenabere, the Abia Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has appealed to the State Government and other employers of corps members to consider raising the minimum local allowances for corps members from ₦20,000. She made this appeal on Tuesday during the official opening ceremony for the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream 1 corps member
  • FG budgets $10 bn to boost forex liquidity, economic growth

    FG budgets $10 bn to boost forex liquidity, economic growth
    Tinubu affirmed the revamped Ministry of Finance Incorporated's pivotal role in overseeing and actively managing these resources. President Bola Tinubu has noted plans by the Federal Government to mobilise at least $10 billion to enhance foreign exchange liquidity, stabilise the Naira, and foster economic expansion. This announcement was made during the inauguration of the Public Wealth Management Conference organised by the Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOFI) in Abuja on Tuesday, February 2
  • State Police: House of Reps passes latest bill for 2nd reading

    State Police: House of Reps passes latest bill for 2nd reading
    The lawmakers believe 400,000 policemen to 200 million Nigerians is insufficient.A Bill for an act to establish State Police and other Related Matters thereto has passed second reading in the House of Representatives.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bill which will alter provisions of the 1999 Constitution to provide for the establishment, was sponsored by Rep. Benjamin Kalu and 12 others.Leading the debate at plenary in Abuja on Tuesday, Kalu, who also presided, said in recent
  • NARTO suspends planned strike amid economic woes

    NARTO suspends planned strike amid economic woes
    The decision to suspend the strike was made following engagements with government representatives and key stakeholders.The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) has decided to halt its proposed nationwide strike following discussions with the Federal Government and stakeholders.This development comes after tanker drivers ceased operations and refused to transport petroleum products due to the challenging economic conditions.NARTO had threatened to initiate a nationwide shutdown b
  • NABMON disputes agreement on cement price limit

    NABMON disputes agreement on cement price limit
    He argued that both the government and cement manufacturers should strive to offer lower prices to consumers.The National Association of Block Moulders of Nigeria (NABMON) has criticised the recent agreement between the Federal Government and major cement manufacturers regarding the price of cement, stating that it is flawed. According to Adesegun Banjoko, the National President of NABMON, the agreed price range of ₦7,000 to ₦8,000 for a 50kg bag of cement is unjustified given the ab

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