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Nigerian Newspapers Digest: 10 things to know today, January 6, 2024

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Top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers – January 6, 2024

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

1. EFCC Summons Dangote Group Officials for Forex Probe The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called on officials of the Dangote Group to submit detailed documents on foreign exchange transactions spanning the last nine years. The probe aims to investigate alleged preferential forex allocations to the Dangote Group and 51 other companies under the Central Bank of Nigeria led by Godwin Emefiele.


2. Rotimi Akeredolu’s Remains Return to Nigeria Tears flowed as the remains of the late former governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, arrived in Nigeria from Germany, where he passed away on December 26, 2023.

3. Boko Haram’s Alleged First Major Attack in 2024 Suspected Boko Haram members reportedly executed their first major attack in 2024, killing Pastor Luka Levong of the Church of Christ in Nations in Geidam, Yobe State.

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4. President Tinubu Urges Decisive Action Against Security Threats President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged security chiefs to ensure a conclusive victory against the various security threats facing the country. This statement was made during a Presidential Security Briefing in Abuja.

5. Yobe State Government Cancels Licenses of Private Schools Yobe State government has revoked the licenses of all private schools in the state. Operators willing to comply with rules are required to re-apply, and private schools’ activities will align with those of public schools.

6. Protesters Burn District Head’s House in Plateau State Protesting women burnt down the house of the District Head of Bokkos town in Plateau State following a recent massacre that claimed over 200 lives in the state.

7. Denial and Confirmation: Senate Rice Palliatives Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Adeyemi Adaramodu, denies reports of senators receiving N200 million worth of rice from President Bola Tinubu. However, a Senate source confirms that some rice palliatives are yet to reach the senators.

8. Lagos State House of Assembly Approves N2.267 Trillion Budget The Lagos State House of Assembly unanimously passed the N2.267 trillion budget for 2024, presented by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with 58% allocated to capital expenditure and 42% to recurrent expenditure.


9. PDP Group Criticizes Nasarawa State Government on Insecurity A PDP group in Nasarawa State expresses concern about escalating insecurity, criticizing the state government for perceived failures in addressing security challenges.

10. Kaduna State University Staff Decry Non-Payment of Salaries Academic and non-academic staff at Kaduna State University raise concerns over the non-payment of salaries, highlighting that they have not received any salary since their employment three years ago.


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