Nigerian Newspapers Digest: 10 things to know today, January 2, 2024

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers – January 2, 2024

Good morning! Here’s a summary of key stories from Nigerian Newspapers for this Tuesday morning:

1. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu officially signed the 2024 Budget, totaling N28.78 trillion, into law at the State House in Abuja. The brief signing ceremony occurred at 2 pm and was attended by high-ranking government officials.


2. The UK Home Office has initiated a policy prohibiting dependants for Nigerian students on study visas. Exceptions include postgraduate research or government-sponsored scholarship students, as reiterated in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

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3. On New Year’s Day, Inspector Richard Felix, a Mobile Police officer from the 43 PMF of the Lagos State Police Command, was tragically murdered in Adamawa State at Sangamu Hotel, Yola South Local Government Area, around 12:10 am.


4. The Ogun State Police have apprehended Ibrahim Salisu for allegedly macheting his brother, Malaimi Yellow, to death over alleged sexual demands. The 54-year-old had reportedly persistently sought sexual favors from his younger brother.

5. Gunmen ambushed and abducted passengers near Nde 3 Corners, Akparabong Junction, in Cross River State. The attackers shot at vehicles, injuring three individuals, while an undisclosed number were taken captive.

6. The Federal Government has allocated N150 billion for poverty alleviation programs in 2024. This funding will be directed towards macroeconomic stability, industrialization, structural policies, and redistributive programs under the National Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy.

7. Governor Sir Similanayi Fubara of Rivers State claimed that those opposing him aim to strip him of his signatory authority symbolized by the red biro. He expressed unwavering commitment to delivering quality leadership.

8. Dangote Petroleum Refinery received its fourth shipment of one million barrels of Bonny Light crude oil from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. Another crude oil shipment is expected soon.


9. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in his New Year broadcast, acknowledged the frustrations caused by the removal of fuel subsidy and the unification of the foreign exchange system. He reassured the nation that it would overcome the current challenges.

10. President Tinubu issued a stern warning to ministers and heads of agencies, urging them to either shape up or be eased out if they impede the effective implementation of the N28.78 trillion 2024 Appropriation Act.


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