Welcome to the latest Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from AllNews Nigeria.
Member Representing Albasu, Gaya and Ajingi in the House of Representatives, Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya says plans are underway to inaugurate a committee that will look to ease educational burdens for some indigenes of the area.
In a statement released by the Representative Tuesday in Kano, he said 50 indigent students from of Albasu, Gaya, and Albasu local governments in higher institutions would be chosen for monthly financial grant to ease their way through school.
According to him, this will support the development of education in the constituency and Kano State in general..READ MORE
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) N500,000 grants portal has opened for graduates and undergraduates.
The apex bank announced that as part of its effort to boost economic growth and reduce unemployment among graduates of Nigeria Polytechnics and Universities, introduced the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme.
The scheme is designed to create a paradigm shift among undergraduates and graduates from the pursuit of white collar jobs to a culture of entrepreneurship geared towards job creation, economic growth and sustainable development...READ MORE
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says there is a need to review Nigeria's constitution to accommodate traditional authorities given their indispensable role in securing lives from the grassroots.
He said the traditional institution found in Northern Nigeria years back has played a key role in dispute resolution and dowsing tension in their areas, thus ensuring the security of lives and properties.
The Vice President who said this in Kano at the 8th special lecture organized by the Sardauna Memorial Foundation themed: 'Reviving the Northern Traditional Institutions: Imperatives for Peace and Security in the North' held at Coronation Hall, Government House on Tuesday, added that there is an urgent need to collaborate with the royal fathers to address once and for all, the menace of insecurity in the region...READ MORE
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned further proceedings in the case against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, till Wednesday.
The adjournment followed Kanu's complaint that the Federal Government failed to promptly serve him the fresh 15-count amended charge it brought before the court.
Kanu, through his team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, further accused the government of denying him the necessary facility to defend the charge against him...READ MORE
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it will not release the 2023 general election timetable until the Electoral Act Amendment Bill is signed into law.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during the commission’s first quarterly consultative meeting with political parties.
“On the Electoral Amendment Bill currently before the National Assembly, the Commission is encouraged by the Senate President’s assurance to give priority attention to the Bill when the National Assembly reconvenes from its recess today, and the commitment by the President to assent to the Bill as soon as the issue of mode of primaries by political parties is resolved.
"We look forward to a speedy passage of the Bill, which is crucial to our preparations for future elections...READ MORE
The leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has engaged human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, (SAN) in his battle against the Buhari-led federal government.
Ozekhome stormed the Federal High Court in company of Ifeanyi Ejiofor who had earlier been leading the team of lawyers for Nnamdi Kanu.
Ejiofor confirmed that changes have been effected in the defense in view of the new charges from the Federal Government...READ MORE
The Buhari-led government has filed additional charges against the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
According to a statement by Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel to the detained IPOB leader on his facebook page, a total of 15-Count Amended Charge has been filed and served on Nnamdi Kanu barely barely 24 hours to his trial schedule to hold today, Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Kanu who initially faced a seven-count treasonable felony charge will now enter his fresh plea to a 15-count amended charge...READ MORE
Unity Bank Plc has pledged to support farmers as Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, (RIFAN) to unveil rice pyramid in Abuja.
The event, which coincided with the flag-off of the dry season farming, was used to showcase the gains produced by rice farmers in driving self-sufficiency in rice production through the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers Programme, ABP.
Speaking to newsmen at the event, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Unity Bank, Mrs. Tomi Somefun, while going down memory lane on the support of the rice farmers by the Bank since the inception of the Anchor Borrowers Programme, ABP commended the rice farmers for their unwavering belief and collaboration in the implementation of the intervention programme, adding that as the PFI (Preferred Financial Institution) for the ABP transactions, the Bank will continue to support the farmers and ensure that more smallholder farmers get the requisite financial support to boost rice production..READ MORE
Rwandan Salima Mukansanga became the first woman to referee an Africa Cup of Nations match when she oversaw the Group B clash between Guinea and Zimbabwe in Yaounde on Tuesday.
On Monday, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement said Mukansanga would handle the match with two female assistant referees, Carine Atemzabong of Cameroon and Fatiha Jermoumi of Morocco.
However, when the officials entered the pitch for the match at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in the Cameroonian capital, both assistant referees were males...READ MORE
Sonorous singer Simi and Kokomaster D'banj have joined Obi Asika as judges in the forthcoming seventh season of Nigerian Idol.
The announcement was made by MultiChoice on Wednesday, January 18, 2022, ahead of the musical show's premiere in February 2022.
IK Osakioduwa is billed to return as the host of the show alongside Obi Asika as a comeback judge...READ MORE
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