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  • Customs intercept ammunitions, contrabands worth N600m
    by Anozie Egole on October 6, 2022 at 7:50 am

    The Nigeria Customs Service said it arrested five suspects, intercepted ammunitions and other contrabands worth Duty Paid Value of over N622m in September. The Acting Customs Area Controller in charge of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, of the service, Hussein Ejibunnu, while addressing journalists at the unit on Wednesday, said the unit also recovered Read More

  • Ebola deadlier than COVID-19, heighten surveillance, warn virologists
    by Lara Adejoro on October 6, 2022 at 7:45 am

    Virologists and epidemiologists in the country have called on federal and state governments to strengthen public health surveillance across the borders and port services following the outbreak of the Sudan strain of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. The experts, who spoke in separate interviews with The PUNCH called for increased awareness and urged that flights Read More

  • CONUA rules out strike, says action overused
    by Our Reporters on October 6, 2022 at 7:11 am

    The newly-registered Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics has ruled out the use of industrial action to press for demands. This is just as the rival group of the Academic Staff Union of Universities said it has a presence in no fewer than 17 universities in the country, adding that it would work towards the registration Read More

  • Absence of INEC witnesses stalls Ekiti tribunal hearing
    by Abiodun Nejo on October 6, 2022 at 7:05 am

    The absence of witnesses of Independent National Electoral Commission stalled further proceedings in the petition filed by the Social Democratic Party at the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petitions on Wednesday. Social Democratic Party, in the petition, is challenging the declaration by INEC of All Progressives Congress candidate, Biodun Oyebanji, as winner of the June 18 Read More

  • Abang wins Cross River PDP Reps primary re-run
    by Ada Wodu on October 6, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Pius Abang has been declared the winner of Wednesday’s PDP House of Representatives re-run primary election to pick its standard bearer for Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency. Abang scored 37 votes to defeat his opponent and the Nigerian Bar Association Chairman (Cross River State Branch) Mr Attah Ochinke who got 30 votes. The result of the re-run Read More

  • How Eagles lost N4.5bn World Cup money
    by Anthony Nlebem on October 6, 2022 at 6:09 am

     The Qatar 2022 World Cup is already building, with just 45 days to the biggest global football festival draws near. In search of its seventh World Cup appearance ticket, the Super Eagles were knocked out by bitter rivals Black Stars of Ghana in the final African qualifiers for the Mundial. An early goal from Thomas Read More

  • Osun Speaker launches parliamentary website
    by Bola Bamigbola on October 6, 2022 at 6:08 am

    The Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, on Wednesday, launched a website where information about the parliament and activities at the plenary could be accessed. Owoeye, while speaking during the formal inauguration of the platform held in the premises of the House of Assembly in Osogbo, harped on the importance of the Read More

  • LASTMA tasks Disco officials on traffic compliance
    by Deji Lambo on October 6, 2022 at 6:07 am

    The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has warned officials of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company to adhere strictly to all traffic laws and regulations while on duties across the State. The spokesperson for the agency, Taofiq Adebayo, in a statement on Wednesday, said the General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, gave the warning while receiving the Read More

  • Strike: Ngige turned issues to personal matters – Jega
    by Deborah Tolu-Kolawole on October 6, 2022 at 5:51 am

    A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has accused the minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, of turning issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities into a personal matter. Jega made this known in an interview with Arise Television monitored by our correspondent on Wednesday morning. Jega said, Read More

  • Has the end of ASUU truly come?
    by Abimbola Adelakun on October 6, 2022 at 5:47 am

    Preliminary media analyses of the Federal Government’s formal recognition of other university trade unions are forecasting the end of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Since the ongoing strike began on February 14, the Federal Government has tried different tactics to end it. From obtaining a court order asking lecturers to resume duties, to issuing Read More

  • Joshua lost N1.4bn after Usyk defeat
    by Peter Akinbo on October 6, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Anthony Joshua lost £3m (N1.4bn) worth of sponsorship money after getting outpointed by Oleksandr Usyk the first time they faced off  last year, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The 32-year-old lost his heavyweight titles to Usyk when the pair fought in London last September. Joshua was on a mission to win back his belts when the Read More

  • NANS passes vote of confidence on PenCom DG, Aisha Dahir-Umar
    by Branded Content on October 6, 2022 at 3:17 am

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has passed a vote of confidence on Aisha Dahir-Umar, the director-general and chief executive officer of the National Pension Commission (PenCom). Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, the NANS Senate President, Attah Felix Nnalue admitted that the union’s recent Freedom of Information (FOI) letter on the alleged Read More

  • Atiku, Okowa in Bauchi, receive defectors
    by Armstrong Bakam on October 6, 2022 at 2:37 am

    The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa; and the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, were in Bauchi State on Wednesday to receive defectors from other political parties. Speaking at a North-East stakeholders’ meeting held at the Multi-Purpose Indoor Sports Hall, shortly after the rally at the stadium Read More

  • Firm registers N20bn commercial paper on FMDQ
    by Nike Popoola on October 6, 2022 at 2:36 am

    Magnificent Multiservices Limited has registered N20bn series 1 Commercial Paper programme on the FMDQ Securities Exchange platform with N5bn accessed already for its proposed city and estate developments through Raedial Homes. To commemorate the successful debut on FMDQ Exchange, a Director in Magnificent Multiservices Limited, Claris Agenmonmen, said in a statement that, “We are extremely Read More

  • Ezekwesili seeks policies, leadership to boost economy
    by Deborah Dan-Awoh on October 6, 2022 at 2:36 am

    The School of Politics, Policy and Governance has urged Africans on the need to urgently fix the gaps experienced in the areas of policy analysis, especially as Africa is in dire need of disruptive leadership for economic progress. A statement said the Convener/Chair of FixPolitics and Founder SPPG, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, noted that the world Read More

  • CBN grants Xpress Payments mobile money licenceCb
    by Deborah Dan-Awoh on October 6, 2022 at 2:35 am

    A subsidiary of Xpress Holdings Limited, Xpress Payments, has been granted a mobile money operator licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria. According to a statement, the licence allows XpressMTS to instantly commence operations as a mobile money operator in Nigeria, to extend to customers in the segment the unmatched services Xpress Payments has built Read More

  • Bank launches loyalty programme to enhance investors lifestyle
    by Deborah Dan-Awoh on October 6, 2022 at 2:34 am

    Chief Executive Officer of FCMB Asset Management, James Ilori ,has announced the launch of  a loyalty programme to enhance the lifestyle of investors on its clientele list,adding that the benefits package is also open to new subscribers of its high-yield income products in local and foreign currencies. According to a statement made available to The Read More

  • Lagos govt threatens to arrest, prosecute roadside traders
    by Olamide Famuwagun on October 6, 2022 at 2:32 am

    ThE Lagos State Task Force has warned traders along Oshodi Road who indiscriminately display their wares on the walkways that they will be arrested. The agency’s Chairman, Shola Jejeloye, disclosed this in a statement by its Director, Press and Public Affairs, Abdulraheem Gbadeyan, on Wednesday. Jejeloye noted that the traders and commercial vehicle owners had Read More

  • Lagos govt approves Odusanya as pioneer LASUSTECH VC
    by Agency Report on October 6, 2022 at 2:29 am

    The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the appointment of Prof. Olumuyiwa Odusanya as the substantive and pioneer Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Ikorodu. This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Public Affairs Unit, Office of the Special Adviser on Education, which noted Read More

  • American, Danish scientists share 2022 Nobel Chemistry Prize
    by Segun Adewole on October 6, 2022 at 2:26 am

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 was on Wednesday awarded to three scientists for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry. They included two Americans: 55-year-old professor, Carolyn Bertozzi and 81-year-old PhD holder, Barry Sharpless, both of Stanford University. The third recipient of the prize is a 68-year-old Danish professor at the University of Read More