Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know today, Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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UNICEF Wants Presidential Candidates To Prioritise Education
All presidential candidates are being urged by UNICEF to make educational investments a top priority in their platforms.
In a statement to mark the International Day of Education, Ms. Cristian Munduate, UNICEF Nigeria Representative, urged newsmen in Birnin Kebbi to carry out the pledges made by President Muhammadu Buhari at the UN Secretary General’s Transforming Education Summit in September 2022 to end the world’s education crisis.
1) To end the shortage, the federal government has announced that it will soon meet with operators in the midstream and downstream oil sectors to discuss strategies for building strategic stocks of Premium Motor Spirit, or gasoline, in strategic locations across the nation. This was stated on Tuesday by Ogbugo Ukoha, Executive Director, Distribution Systems, Storage and Retailing Infrastructure, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority.
2) Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, claimed yesterday that Katsina State’s rally on Monday saw an attack on his campaign team. The attack on Obi and his campaign staff was denounced in a statement made on his behalf by Diran Onifade, Head of Media, Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council.
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3) According to CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, the bank will not postpone the deadline for the old naira notes, which is January 31. “I don’t have good news for those who want the deadline of the old naira to be changed because we will not move it,” Emefiele said at the bank’s post-Monetary Policy Committee briefing on Tuesday in Abuja. Read More
4) The Central Bank of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to raise the interest rate from 16.5 percent to 17.5 percent. The committee acknowledged that the increase was intended to combat inflation forcefully. Read More
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5) The Central Bank of Nigeria has been asked by the House of Representatives to extend the window for accepting old naira notes by six months. The House also decided to contact the CBN and a few managing directors of banks to inform them of the notes’ availability and to brief the leadership of the House.
6) The former minister of state for steel and mines development, Dr. Uche Ogah, has been urged by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, to halt all court proceedings he has initiated regarding the Abia State governorship primary and meet with him to discuss the issue.
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7) From the Marina-Mile-2 axis of the State, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday formally commissioned the first phase of the Lagos Blue Line Rail system. Buhari was joined by his host, Lagos State Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, who had earlier dedicated the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History in Lagos.
8) IPOB, the Indigenous People of Biafra, has vowed to make important Imo State politicians politically irrelevant. Politicians, according to IPOB, were responsible for the killings, property damage, and state-wide insecurity. According to IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful, politicians are to blame for the suffering of the locals.
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9) According to the Police Service Commission (PSC), there won’t be any extensions for officers who are about to retire. As a result, the commission gave the order to retire all Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs), Assistant Inspector Generals (AIGs), Chief Police Officers (CPs), and others.
10) In the Gbako LGA of Niger State, the family of a young woman’s suitor has been asked to return the old N1,000 and N500 notes they gave as the bride price. It was learned that the family of the suitor gave the family of the woman an undisclosed sum as bride price and money for other wedding-related expenses. Read More
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