Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know today, Thursday, January 26, 2023
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38 Herders Killed In Nasarawa Air Raid
The murder of 38 herders in the Rukubi community of the Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, allegedly by military personnel, has been the subject of controversy.
According to several sources, the herders were killed on their way back from Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, where they had gone to retrieve more than 1,000 cows taken by the Benue Livestock Guards.
1) On Wednesday, unidentified gunmen attacked a PDP campaign rally in Enugu State, leaving at least one person dead and numerous others injured. Our correspondent was informed by a source that the attackers broke into the PDP’s Awgu Ward 1 campaign office and started shooting at party members. Read More
2) Prof. Uchenna Ikonne, a candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Abia State governor election scheduled for March 11, has passed away. He passed away on Wednesday at the National Hospital in Abuja. Read More
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3) The presidential campaign of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused of attempting to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari by the Atiku/Okowa campaign organization. In a statement released on Wednesday, the spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan claimed that Tinubu was also blaming the Federal Government and his own party for “his looming devastating rejection by Nigerians.” Read More
4) According to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Chris Ohizu, the local government chairman of Ideato in Imo State, was beheaded by sponsored criminals with an agenda to extort money from the Biafra struggle. The spokesman for the separatist movement, Emma Powerful, bemoaned the recent spike in unrest in Imo State and the Southeast.
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5) President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has come under fire from APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu over the redesign of the naira and the current fuel shortage. Speaking at a campaign event in the capital of Ogun State, Abeokuta, Tinubu claimed that some people were undermining his bid for the presidency by devaluing the naira and making gasoline scarce. Read More
6) In contrast to its original plan, the Senate failed on Wednesday to approve the N22.7 trillion Ways and Means Restructuring request that President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded to the National Assembly in December 2022. According to our correspondent, neither the Senate Leader, Senator Abdullahi Gobir, nor the head of the special committee formed for that purpose mentioned the request on the Order Paper used for plenary on Wednesday.
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7) Ita Enang, a former special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, was expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State due to what the party described as “anti-party activities.” The State Working Committee of the APC, under the direction of party chairman Stephen Ntukekpo, endorsed the ward’s recommendations to expel Enang in a letter dated January 24, 2023. Read More
8) The Central Bank of Nigeria’s redesign of the naira was announced at the wrong time, according to Seriake Dickson, a former governor of Bayelsa State and senator for Bayelsa West. The Senator spoke on Wednesday at an interactive Rotary Club event in Maitama, Abuja.
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9) On Wednesday, the Federal Executive Council, which Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over, discussed a national online policy to prevent kids from accessing inappropriate content online. It became necessary to protect the rights of children who use the internet to gather information, according to Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, who presented the memo for FEC consideration.
10) On Wednesday, the Federal Executive Council, which Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over, discussed the recent strike by aviation workers organized by the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and utterly denounced the action. FEC determined that because there were not explored avenues for the irate employees to vent their rage, the Federal Government would no longer support such acts.
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