Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know today, Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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What are the Nigerian Newspapers Saying?.
Mobile App Launched To Combat Fake News
Prior to the country’s general elections on February 25 and March 11 a mobile app for detecting fake news has been released.
RiseNetworks, a data science and AI company, created and released the mobile app “Run Am” over the weekend in Abuja in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation, the Centre for Geo-Information, Technology and Development, and the Centre for Democracy and Development.
1) A power outage on Monday abruptly ended the All Progressives Congress, or APC, presidential campaign rally in Bauchi State. At the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi, the rally was in progress when the power went out and the sound system malfunctioned. Read More
2) Abuja and Lagos mobile money/Point of Sales agents are not included in the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) recently launched cash swap program. The change occurred as the deadline for phase-out of the old N1,000, N500, and N200 notes on January 31 drew near.
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3) On Monday, Imo State police confirmed that Chris Ohizu, the state’s sole administrator for Ideato North Local Government Area, had been beheaded.
Ohizu and two other people were abducted on Friday after hoodlums set fire to his rural home in the Imoko community of Arondizuogu. Read More
4) Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, pledged yesterday that if elected in the upcoming elections, he would fight insecurity and reopen Nigeria’s borders. The LP candidate for president made the declarations on Monday in Katsina, the state where President Muhammadu Buhari is from.
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5) The All Progressives Congress government, according to PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, has brought Nigeria to ruin. But if elected president the following month, he pledged to lead the entire nation.
6) On Monday in Bauchi, President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated that he had done everything in his power to serve Nigeria and Nigerians, saying that he had not let anyone down. When President Buhari paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Bauchi, His Royal Highness (Dr) Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, while continuing the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential and gubernatorial campaign rallies, he spoke.
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7) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will not win enough States in the North and South-West, according to Chief Dele Momudu, director of strategic communications for the PDP Presidential Campaign Council. This claim was made by Momodu in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
8) The independent national electoral commission has warned it’s staff against malpractices during the distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in Abia State. The warning was given in an interview on Monday in Aba by Mr. Bamidele Oyetunji, the head of the INEC’s public affairs unit in Abia.
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9) According to President Muhammadu Buhari, the $1.5 billion Lekki Deep Sea Port is in line with the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) of his administration. He also stated that he is always prepared to offer his support to infrastructure projects that have the potential to revolutionize trade and commerce in the nation. He made this statement yesterday in Lagos following the opening of the Lekki Deep Sea Port.
10) Funmilayo Asojo has been remanded in custody by an Akure-based Ondo State Magistrates’ Court for allegedly murdering Bamiduro Adewole with a stone. On December 28, 2022, a dispute between the defendant and a man who owed him (Asojo) N700 was reportedly resolved when the victim was killed.
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