Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things to know today, December 24, 2023

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers – December 24, 2023: EFCC Uncovers Massive Fraud, Actor Shot, and More

Good morning! Here’s a roundup of today’s top stories from Nigerian newspapers:

1. EFCC Uncovers N37 Billion Allegedly Laundered in Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission reveals a staggering N37,170,855,753.44 allegedly laundered in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under former minister Sadiya Umar-Farouk. The ongoing probe exposes funds transferred to 38 different bank accounts.


2. Popular Actor Azeez Ololade Ijaduade Shot in Iperu, Ogun State Azeez Ololade Ijaduade, a renowned Nigerian actor, movie director, and producer, is reportedly shot by a trigger-happy policeman in Iperu, Ogun State. He is currently battling for his life at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital.

3. Expired Passports: Federal Government Clears the Way for Returnees Nigerians with expired passports planning to return for the yuletide celebrations are granted entry without hindrance, according to a directive from the Federal Government. The Nigeria Immigration Service conveys the instruction to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

4. Former CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Released After Perfecting Bail Conditions Godwin Emefiele, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has been released from the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Kuje, after meeting his bail conditions.


5. Optimism for 2024: Positive Dividends Expected from Bola Tinubu’s Administration The President’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, assures Nigerians of better days in 2024, attributing positive dividends to decisions made by the Bola Tinubu Administration focused on economic growth and development.

6. Market Inferno: Midnight Gas Explosion Devastates Lagos Market A midnight gas explosion rocks a market at the Council Bus Stop along Egbeda-Ikotun Road, Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos State. Goods and properties worth millions of naira are razed in the incident caused by a gas cylinder leakage.

7. Tension in Kano as Supreme Court Prepares to Rule on Governorship Tussle Palpable tension rises in Kano State as the Supreme Court gears up to deliver a judgment in the governorship tussle between the APC and NNPP. The legal battle involves Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of NNPP and APC candidate Dr. Nasiru Gawuna.

8. NLC Urges President Tinubu to Take Concrete Actions to Alleviate Suffering The Nigeria Labour Congress calls on President Bola Tinubu and political leaders to use the festive period to implement creative measures to lift Nigerians out of present suffering and hardship, emphasizing the need for tangible results.

9. Troops Rescue 52 Kidnapped Victims in Sokoto State Operation Troops of the Joint Task Force North-West, Operation Hadarin Daji, rescue 52 kidnapped victims in a well-coordinated operation in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, continuing the fight against terrorists.


10. Anthony Joshua’s Triumph: TKO Victory Over Otto Wallin in Riyadh Anthony Joshua secures his third victory of 2023 with a TKO over Otto Wallin in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the “Day of Reckoning” card. Joshua’s win adds to his successful year, featuring previous victories over Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius.



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