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Very good morning to you and welcome to curated top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers today January 17, 2023.


What are the Nigerian Newspapers Saying?.

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Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the (), has announced his return to office.


Late last year, the governor took a plane out of the country amid rumors that the Department of State Services (DSS) planned to detain him for allegedly funding terrorism.

The governor returned on Monday evening with renewed vigor, according to a statement from the apex bank.


1) Members of the Organized Private Sector of Nigeria, OPSN, have called the ongoing fuel shortage in Nigeria a shame and said it was unacceptable that a product with a subsidy of N165 per liter was being sold for between N300 and N650 per liter across the country.


2) On Monday, tensions flared between the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and the ruling All Progressives Congress over the honesty and eligibility of their respective presidential candidates. Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, is accused of stealing public funds using “Special Purpose Vehicles,” according to the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, which urged security forces to detain him.

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3) The Independent National Electoral Commission () office in Enugu South Local Area of Enugu State has once more been attacked by gunmen who have not yet been named. The news broke a few hours after a similar assault in Imo State that claimed the life of a local security guard. Read More

4) Peter Obi, the ’s (LP) presidential candidate for the 2023 general election, is the subject of a new disqualification lawsuit at the Federal High Court in Abuja over his alleged dual citizenship. The National Rescue Movement, (NRM) a different political party, brought Obi before the court. Read More


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5) Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Mr. Peter Obi has stated that the Nigerian presidency under his and his running mate Yusuf Datti Baba- Ahmed’s leadership will dismantle inefficiency and eliminate transactional policies that encourage corruption in government. Obi made this statement on Monday while he was a guest at Chatham House, a renowned center for British foreign policy.

6) Atiku Abubakar has stated  that it is too risky for Nigerians to entrust their future to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party,. He spoke on Monday in Lagos at the Presidential Dialogue on the Economy of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG).

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7) The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) declined Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, to act as a surety for Nnamdi Kanu, the group’s leader, who is still being held by the Department of State Security Service (DSS). In a statement released yesterday, IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, praised Soludo for voluntarily agreeing to provide a surety for Kanu’s unconditional release but pointed out that the request came too late.


8) As part of events to mark the school’s centennial celebrations, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president, led current and former students of Baptist Boys High School (BBHS), Abeokuta, on an 18-kilometer walk around the city on Monday.

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9) On Monday, Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court in Osogbo executed six people for murder and armed robbery. The cousin of the former deputy governor of Osun State, Benedict Alabi, was set on fire after being forced to transfer N3 million into an account, according to the judge who found the suspects guilty on six counts.

10) According to Oxfam in Nigeria, the three richest Nigerians are worth more than the combined wealth of 83 million other people. This is stated in the “Davos 2023 Inequality Report,” which was released on Monday in Abuja at a press conference.


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