Very good morning to you and welcome to curated top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers today January 18, 2023.
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Boko Haram Financiers Want To Split Nigeria – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared that “Boko Haram is false” and that the organization’s backers only intended to divide the nation by funding the terrorist organization.
The President made this statement when he met with Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, the President of the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum, on the sidelines of the African Conference for Peace, which was held in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
In a statement released by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, President Buhari recalled efforts made to eradicate the Boko Haram ideology in Nigeria and questioned why the organization—along with the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP)—wanted to split the nation in two.
1) Former Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose, former candidate for governor Bisi Kolawole, acting PDP State Chairman Lanre Omolase, seven of the nine PDP National Assembly candidates, and twenty of the 26 candidates for the House of Assembly avoided yesterday’s presidential rally by Atiku Abubakar in the state.
2) The police presence at the residence of Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in the Federal Capital Territory, has drawn controversy. Around 8.40 p.m. on Tuesday, our correspondent observed the armed police officers, who numbered over 10, at the residence of the troubled apex bank governor in Maitama, Abuja.
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3) The Federal Government has acknowledged that due to the nation’s rising fuel subsidy costs, it occasionally borrows money to pay for Fuel. The government stressed that Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves were strong enough to withstand any shocks despite acknowledging that there was a chance of a global economic recession this year.
4) On Tuesday, when a lawyer from Lagos named Bolanle Raheem was laid to rest after being fatally shot by a police officer named Drambi Vandi last Christmas, there were tears. At her funeral service yesterday, family, friends, and colleagues of the late attorney gathered at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.
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5) On Tuesday, a suspected terrorist attack on the village of Jajar Kanwa in Katsina State’s Jibia Local Government Area resulted in the confirmed deaths of three people. In addition to hurting two other residents, the thugs are accused of rustling domestic animals, stealing food, cash, and cell phones.
6) Enraged residents on tuesday destroyed the Kafin-Koro Police Station in the Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State following the burning of a Catholic priest there. Read More
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7) The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has been ordered to appear before an Abuja Federal High Court on Wednesday in connection with a $53 million judgment debt related to Paris Club refunds. Emefiele was required to appear on January 18 for the matter’s hearing after Justice Inyang Ekwo issued an order in a garnishee application made on October 20, 2022. Read More
8) The Congress of University Academics’ registration process has been completed by the federal government (CONUA). Chris Ngige, the minister of labor and employment, made this information public shortly after meeting behind closed doors with the CONUA’s leadership, which was led by its president, Niyi Sunmonu. Ngige also cautioned the union not to “behave like the Academic Staff Union of Universities” (ASUU).
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9) The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out the possibility that security concerns in some areas of the nation will force it to postpone or cancel the elections scheduled for February 25 and March 11. This was stated by the commission’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday during a lecture at Chatham House in London, assuring that the commission was fully equipped to handle a run-off if one were to occur during the election.
10) Yesterday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council warned Nigerians to be on the lookout for Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, and to avoid bowing down to his authority as he is currently doing in Lagos. Charles Aniagwu, the PDP Presidential Campaign Council’s spokesman, offered the counsel during a news conference yesterday in Asaba.
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