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A Very good morning y’all and welcome to curated top Headlines on Nigerian Newspapers today October 29, 2022.

What Nigerian Newspapers are Saying?

1. Abuja terror alert: DSS confirms raid on Trademore Estate

The raid on Trademore Estate in Abuja has been confirmed by the Department of State Services.

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Dr. Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesman who confirmed the raid, said there was no collaborative operation with foreign forces. Read More

2. How Meghan Markle discovered her Nigerian ancestry

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, disclosed this week that she is 43% Nigerian.

She revealed to Nigerian-American comedian, writer, and actor Ziwerekoru (Ziwe) Fumudoh that she learned about her ancestry after taking a genealogy (family history) test a few years ago that revealed she was 43% ethnically Nigerian.

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3. Security Alert: Senators, Reps to undergo stop and search policy if…National Assembly

The National Assembly announced on Friday night that senators and members of the house of representatives would have to go through the rigorous stop and search policy it has implemented if they fail to pass through the areas designated for them to pass through in response to the recent spate of alerts regarding security threats in the country’s Federal Capital Territory, or FCT.

4. Naira weakens further to dollar at Investors, Exporters window

The Naira depreciated by 0.06 percent on Friday at the Investors and Exporters window, trading for N444.75 to the dollar as opposed to N444.50 on Thursday.

On Friday, the open indicative rate reached a high of N443 to the dollar.

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5. Obi launches presidential campaign in Nasarawa

Prior to the general elections of 2023, the ’s will launch his presidential campaign in Nasarawa State on Saturday (today).

Dr. Doyin Okupe, the National Campaign Council’s director general, revealed this in a statement on Friday.

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6. Naira redesign: Experts differ as minister faults Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s proposal to redesign naira notes has been rebuffed by Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning.

Ahmed claimed that the apex bank did not consult her or other ministers before announcing the plan when speaking at a budget defence session in the Senate on Friday. She also noted that the project would have detrimental economic effects. Read More

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7. Umahi can’t be sacked for dumping PDP –Appeal Court

David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi State, praised the Court of Appeal’s Abuja division’s decision on Friday, which overturned the Federal High Court of Abuja’s earlier decision to remove him from office.

After Umahi and his deputy, Eric Igwe, left the Peoples Democratic Party, on whose platform they were elected to the All Progressives Congress, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court fired them from their positions. Read More

8. Appeal Court puts Kanu’s freedom on hold

The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was extradited from Kenya to Nigeria on Friday, but the Court of Appeal in Abuja ordered that the execution of its judgement, which faulted the extradition and overturned the terrorist accusations against him, be delayed. Read More

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9. Wike-Atiku rift: Presidential aspirants plan intervention

Some PDP presidential aspirants who were defeated by Atiku Abubakar for the party’s nomination to run for president on February 25, 2023, have started making efforts to mend fences between Abubakar and Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, and his supporters.

10. Terror alert: Special forces soldiers, Police Officers, DSS agents flood Abuja

Even as the Federal Government tightened security in the capital city on Friday, the Federal Capital Territory’s rising unease about the terror alerts issued by the United States and the United Kingdom remained.

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