Nigerian Newspapers Digest: 10 things to know today, January 4, 2024

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers – January 4, 2024

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



1. Federal Government Expands Sanctions on Degree Certificates Evaluation

In response to the suspension of accreditation and evaluation of degree certificates from Benin Republic and Togo, the Federal Government announces plans to extend sanctions to more countries, including Uganda, Kenya, and Niger Republic. Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, revealed this on Channels Television’s Politics Today.



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2. EFCC Pursues Former Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq Over Alleged N37.1bn Fraud

Former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, faces potential arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly ignoring an invitation related to a probe into a N37.1bn fraud during her tenure.

3. Senator Magnus Abe Returns to APC Ahead of 2023 Election


Social Democratic Party’s Rivers State Governorship candidate in the 2023 election, Senator Magnus Abe, formally declares his return to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abe had previously joined the SDP but now secures the APC’s ticket for the upcoming governorship election.

4. Ex-House of Reps Member Criticizes Underutilization of Ondo State Resources

Former Ondo State House of Representatives member, Mayowa Akinfolarin, expresses concern over the underutilization of the state’s human and natural resources, calling for a reconfiguration of the state’s approach to development.

5. Obasanjo Highlights Previous Administrations’ Mismanagement Leading to Debt Burden

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo attributes Nigeria’s debt burden to mismanagement by past administrations, stating that future generations will bear the consequences. Obasanjo made these remarks during an engagement with 2023 awardees of the Future Africa Leaders Foundation.


6. Ondo State Governor Suspends Caretaker Chairmen Across Local Government Areas

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State orders the suspension of caretaker chairmen in the state’s 18 local government areas and 33 local council development areas, as communicated through the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.


7. Delta State Police Command Kills Suspected Kidnappers, Rescues Victim

Delta State Police Command reports the killing of two suspected kidnappers and the successful rescue of a victim. The suspects sustained gunshot injuries during a shootout with the operatives and were later pronounced dead in the hospital.

8. Panic in Nasarawa as Armed Men Attack Store, Killing Four


Armed men storm Wisdom Supermarket near Mararaba, Nasarawa State, leaving residents in panic after killing at least four individuals. The store, situated along the Abuja-Keffi Expressway, witnessed the tragic incident on Tuesday night.

9. Chief Imam and Okada Rider Killed in Plateau State

The Chief Imam of Jumma’at Mosque in Ndun village, Tangur District, Plateau State, Malam Muhammad Sani Idris, along with an okada rider, Muhammad Gambo, are reported to have been killed. The Chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN), Garba Abdullahi, confirmed the incident.


10. EFCC Tracks N30 Billion in NSIPA Probe, Freezes Multiple Accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reveals the tracking of N30 billion out of the N44 billion moved from the accounts of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA). The agency has frozen multiple accounts as part of the ongoing probe into the funds’ movement by some NSIPA officials.



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