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Nigerian Newspapers : 10 things to know today, January 17, 2024

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers – January 17, 2024.

In the bustling landscape of Nigerian news, Ejes Gist News brings you a succinct summary of the headlines making waves this Wednesday morning, January 17, 2024.

1. Explosion Rocks Ibadan, Police Investigation Underway Late Tuesday, the ancient city of Ibadan in Oyo State witnessed a mysterious explosion whose cause remains unknown. The Police are actively investigating the incident, which tragically led to the loss of several lives. Tension grips the city as residents seek answers and reassurance from authorities.


2. Police Chief Calls Crucial Meeting Amid Escalating Insecurity Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has called for a crucial meeting with the Force Management Team and Tactical Squads to address the escalating concerns surrounding insecurity nationwide. The meeting comes in response to the urgent need for decisive action in the face of growing security challenges.

3. Tinubu: Buhari Unable to Relocate to Niger Republic President Bola Tinubu, during the unveiling of two books in Abuja, declared that ex-President Muhammadu Buhari can no longer relocate to Niger Republic due to border closure. The statement adds a geopolitical dimension to the ongoing discourse on border policies.

4. Fraud Investigation Extends to Accountant-General of the Federation The ongoing investigation into alleged fraud in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has extended to the Accountant-General of the Federation, Dr. Oluwatoyin Madein. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) quizzed her over suspicious cash movements from the ministry to accounts linked to private individuals.


5. Naira Depreciates in Parallel and Foreign Exchange Markets The Nigerian naira faced a decline on Tuesday, falling to N1,295 per dollar in the parallel market and depreciating to N878.57 per dollar in the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market (NAFEM). Economic observers are closely monitoring these developments.


6. Bloody Clash Over Land Dispute Claims Lives in Nasarawa State A violent clash between the Gbagyi and Bassa ethnic groups over a land dispute in the Kudu village of Toto Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, has resulted in seven fatalities and numerous injuries. The conflict arose when the Bassa group allegedly invaded a community used by the Gbagyi for farming.

7. National Assembly Allocates Increased Budget to Ministry of Works The National Assembly has raised the budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Works from N657.3bn to N1.03tn. This substantial increase of N373bn or 56.7% aims to bolster infrastructure development and address critical projects in the country.

8. Abductors Demand N50m Ransom for Ukum Local Government Chairman The abductors of Rev. Gideon Haanongon, caretaker chairman of Ukum Local Government Area in Benue State, have made contact with his relatives, demanding N50m as ransom. The chairman was abducted alongside his personal assistant, police orderly, and driver.


9. UK Court Orders Return of £6.9m to Nigerian Government A UK court has ruled that £6.9m ($8.9m), suspected to be stolen funds earmarked for arms purchase, should be returned to Nigeria. This development marks a significant step in the recovery of stolen assets for the Nigerian government.

10. APC Leaders Vow to Reclaim Edo State The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, and former National Chairman Senator Adams Oshiomole express determination to reclaim Edo State. Ganduje asserts during a meeting with Edo State stakeholders that the state inherently belongs to the APC.

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