Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things to know today, December 28, 2023

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers – December 28, 2023

1. In a solemn turn of events, Acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa was sworn in as the substantive governor of Ondo State following the demise of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. Akeredolu, aged 67, succumbed to prostate cancer while receiving treatment in Germany.

2. The Federal Government, through the FCCPC, imposed a hefty $110 million fine on British American Tobacco and its affiliates for alleged violations of consumer protection and tobacco control laws. The FCCPC detailed these infringements in a statement released on Wednesday.


3. The World Bank’s forecast highlights ongoing challenges in several Nigerian states, including Borno, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara, and the far north of Adamawa. Factors such as insecurity, armed conflict, and economic constraints are expected to persist until May 2024, impacting local livelihoods.

4. President Bola Tinubu reassured Nigerians during a town-hall meeting in Lagos that the nation is in capable hands under his leadership. The gathering included traditional rulers, local government officials, and political-office holders.

5. Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, condemned the brutal killing of over 150 people in Plateau State. Expressing concern, he urged security agencies to adopt proactive measures against bandits and criminals.


6. Dignitaries, including Vice President Kashim Shettima and Speaker Tajudeen Abbas, attended the funeral of former House of Representatives Speaker Ghali Umar Na’abba in Kano. The ceremony marked a somber farewell to a political figure.

7. Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa declared three days of mourning in Ondo State to honor the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The announcement was made by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ebenezer Adeniyan.

8. The Bishop of the Diocese on the Niger, Rt. Rev. Owen Nwokolo, expressed shock over the continued detention of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu. He suggested a political resolution for Kanu’s case, emphasizing its impact on the stability of the South-East region.

9. A fire incident at Fat Noble filling station in Badagry, Lagos, resulted in injuries to four individuals. The incident occurred during early morning fuel dispensing, highlighting the need for vigilance during such activities.

10. Tragedy struck in Imo State as a policeman, Cosmas Ugwu, was shot dead by his 23-year-old girlfriend, Amanda Uchechi Ugo. The motive behind this shocking incident is yet to be revealed.


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