Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know today, Monday, January 30, 2023

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Very good morning to you and welcome to curated top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers today January 30, 2023.

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What are the Nigerian Newspapers Saying?.

CBN Extends Deadline for Swapping of Old to New Naira Notes, Announces New Date 

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, has announced a delay in the deadline for exchanging old notes for new ones.

Emefiele revealed that the announcement came after President Muhammadu Buhari’s blessing on January 29th.

The new exchange period will last until February 10 with an additional 7 days for Nigerians to return the old notes to the CBN before the currency loses its legal tender.

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1) The Central Bank of Nigeria announced on Sunday that it would phase out old currency notes by February 10; however, lawmakers from the House of Representatives has rejected this date. The New Naira Redesign and Naira Swap Policy Ad hoc Committee of the House of Representatives referred to the new date as merely a political ploy to further mislead Nigerians and worsen their economic and social well-being on Sunday. Read More

2) The All Progressives Congress chapter in Osun State claimed on Sunday that protests in the state against the ruling of the state Election Petition Tribunal that ousted Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor on Friday were sponsored. The party went on to say that instead of helping their case at the Appeal Court, the protests that Adeleke and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, allegedly sponsored could hurt it.

Nigerian Newspapers: Kwankwasiyya supporters burn their red caps, endorse Tinubu. See photo

3) According to former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria is headed for division because many of its leaders are more concerned with advancing their own interests than the wellbeing and survival of the country. This is in line with his regret that government appointments are biased and uneven due to mediocrity, nepotism, and a disregard for competence and merit.

4) Twenty people were confirmed dead on Sunday in two separate traffic accidents in the states of Ondo and Lagos. Nine people died in Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos State, compared to 11 fatalities at Ore Town along the Benin-Sagamu Expressway in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Read More

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5) One Nigerian was detained by Canadian police, and the other was placed on the wanted list for fraudulently issuing and selling 250 airline tickets worth $500,000 to unwary customers. The suspects allegedly accessed a secure online booking portal of a significant European airline between June and December 2021 while claiming to work for travel agencies with headquarters in the United Kingdom, according to Canadian Police.

6) President Muhammadu Buhari urged citizens to exercise their civic rights and choose candidates during his weekend speech, which reaffirmed his commitment to transparent, fair, and free general elections in 2023. The president spoke at the Ahmadu Bello University’s (ABU) 42nd Convocation/Diamond Jubilee Ceremony on Saturday in Zaria.

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Nigerian Newspapers: We Have It On Good Authority That Tinubu Plans To Deal With Buhari If He Wins — Charles Aniagwu

7) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, began his campaign in Benin City late on Sunday. There, he held a town hall meeting with political figures, members of various social groups, and professionals from a range of industries. He discussed his plans and pleaded for support for the APC in all the elections that will take place starting on February 25.

8) Governor Simon Lalong, the visitor of Plateau State University, announced automatic employment offers to thirteen students who received First Class honors at Plateau State University, PLASU, Bokkos, as well as financial gifts for them.

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9) Malama Khadija, a woman from Kano State who wed her daughter’s boyfriend, has vowed she won’t change her mind because of what others think. She adds that since she hasn’t offended the Almighty God, she is okay with whatever judgment others have of her.

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10) 47 Point of Sale (POS) agents were detained by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in Abuja for conducting business on public streets and other unapproved locations. The disclosure was made in a statement released on Sunday by Mr. Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement.

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