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I rejected Obasanjo’s request to support Obi – ADC’s Kachikwu
Dumebi Kachikwu, the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), disclosed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo instructed him to collaborate with Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) in preparation for the February 25 presidential election.
Kachikwu said he refused Obasanjo’s request during a news conference held in Abuja on Friday.
1) The Presidency stated on Friday that President Muhammadu Buhari has no plans to extend his term beyond May 29, 2023, or to install an interim government. Friday’s statement from Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, made note of this.Read More
2) Dr. Idika Kalu, a former minister of finance, has blamed the Central Bank of Nigeria’s logistics for the crisis surrounding the distribution of new N1,000, N500, and N200 notes. He stated during a Friday television program that the new naira shortage was the result of a massive logistical error.
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3) David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi State, has accepted the Federal High Court’s ruling disbanding the Ebubeagu security group just days before the country’s general election in 2023. Umahi expressed equal concern regarding the purported threats by a separatist group led by Simon Ekpa to disrupt election processes in the southeast geopolitical zone.
4) Yesterday, the Anambra State Police Command confirmed an assault on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and other adhoc staff. Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesman for the Anambra State Police Command, stated in a press release that INEC employees were undergoing training at the time of the attack.
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5) The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied asking banks to collect customers’ old N500 and N1,000 notes. In a statement released on Thursday, the CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, stated that banks were only instructed to reissue and recycle old N200 notes.Read More
6) The presidency warned the governors of Kaduna State and Kano State, among others, to stop alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari was working against Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, insisting that Asiwaju remains Buhari’s candidate.
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7) The Department of State Services (DSS) has uncovered a plan by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the train service between Abuja and Kaduna in the coming days. In a letter to the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Transportation stated that it had received a letter from the DSS on February 1 regarding the threat by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the Abuja-Kaduna train services.Read More
8) As a result of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s policy redesign, there is tension in certain areas of Lagos due to the naira shortage (CBN). Following nationwide protests over the re-design of the naira, the state has been relatively tranquil. On Friday, however, a riot erupted in the Mile 12 region of the state. Along Ikorodu Road, Mile 12 is a popular international food market.
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9) On Friday, a fire ravaged the Owode Onirin iron market along Ikorodu Road in Lagos, destroying property worth millions of Nigerian naira. According to a source, the incident took place in the evening when a fire broke out in one of the market’s stores.
10) A 20-year-old boy has been arrested by the Zamfara State Police Command for allegedly conspiring with five others to kidnap his mother and three others for N30 million. SP Mohammed Shehu, the spokesman for the state police, told Newsmen on Friday that the suspect, Thomas Yau, informed the police that N10 million ransom was paid by each of the kidnap victims, including his mother, for a total of N30 million.
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