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Kebbi Gov Approves N1.1bn Palliative To Cushion Currency, Fuel Scarcity
On Wednesday, the Kebbi State Government approved the distribution of N1.1 billion to residents in an effort to mitigate the effects of currency and fuel shortages in the state.
The announcement was made by Alhaji Babale Umar-Yauri, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), in a statement made available to Newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.
1) On Wednesday, protesting Youths in Edo and Delta States torched banks and destroyed automated teller machines, adding a new dimension to the escalating outrage over the cash shortage caused by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s currency redesign policy. The violent protest resulted in three deaths and numerous injuries.
2) On Wednesday, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed that the Federal Government had made overtures to governors, requesting the withdrawal of the Supreme Court suit challenging the expiration of the old naira notes. However, he stated that the proposal was rejected because the governors disagreed with the terms proposed by the FG.
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3) Thursday at 7:00 a.m., President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast to Nigerians. This was disclosed in a press release issued by Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, late on Wednesday.Read More
4) Dozens of angry cash depositors blocked access to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office in Garki, Abuja, on Wednesday. Customers who had been instructed by the central bank to deposit their old naira notes at the CBN office prevented staff and visitors from entering the building.
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5) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), visited Government House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, following his campaign in Rivers. He met with the governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, behind closed doors.Read More
6) Muhammadu Sanusi II visited the state for the first time since being deposed as the emir of Kano. On his way to Dutse, the capital of Jigawa State, where he is expected to pay a condolence visit to the emirate following the recent death of its emir, Late Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi, Sanusi reportedly stopped in Kano to greet his mother.
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7) The headline inflation rate in Nigeria increased to 21.82 percent in January 2023, after falling to 21.34 percent in December 2022. The decrease and increase in inflation during the two months was a result of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s redesigned naira policy, which it claimed would, among other things, reduce inflation.
8) Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), stated that he and his running mate, Datti Yusuf, were the first candidates born after Nigeria’s independence to run for president and vice president, as the two other leading candidates were born during the colonial era.
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9) The United Nations (UN) has stated that it is closely monitoring Nigeria’s crucial general elections this year, in which the country will elect a new president, National Assembly members, governors, and House of Representatives. Mr. Matthias Schmale, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, disclosed this in an interview with journalists yesterday in Ibadan.
10) On Tuesday, the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Finnish Ambassador to Nigeria, Leena Pylvanainen, in response to threats by Biafra activist Simon Ekpa to halt the 2023 general election in Nigeria’s South-East. Mr. Ekpa, a faction leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has repeatedly stated that the region will not hold elections in 2023.
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