Very good morning to you and welcome to curated top Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers today January 3, 2023.
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Osinbajo Calls Family Of Woman Killed By Police In Lagos
Mrs. Bolanle Raheem was a woman who was killed on Christmas day in Lagos by a police officer. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reached out to the family of Mrs. Raheem and offered them his condolences.
On December 25, a police officer assigned to the Ajiwe police division in the Ajah area of the state was responsible for the fatal shooting of Bolanle, who was pregnant at the time of the incident.
1) Chief Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo State, was attacked by unidentified gunmen on Monday evening while travelling in a convoy, and narrowly escaped while four of his orderlies lost their lives. According to a source, the incident took place in Oriagu, in the state’s Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, as the former governor was travelling back from a visit.Read More
2) Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo State, has spoken out about the shooting and deaths of four police officers who were in his convoy on Monday after being attacked by gunmen. When gunmen opened fire on the former governor’s vehicle in Imo State’s Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, he narrowly avoided death.
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3) Mr. Kehinde and Mrs. Bukola Fatinoye’s deaths on New Year’s Day at Ibara GRA in Abeokuta are the subject of an investigation by the Ogun police command. SP The disclosure was made by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relation officer, in an interview with the Newsmen on Monday in Abeokuta.
4) A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has ruled that neither the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) nor the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) are authorised to give street names or house numbers in Abuja.
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5) In the budget for 2023, the National Assembly has again set aside N850 million for a constitutional amendment.The 2023 Budget was recently increased by N1.3 trillion by the National Assembly from the N20.5 trillion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in October 2022.
6) Three suspects have been detained by Ogun State Police Command officers after they allegedly tried to kill a police officer and set a towing vehicle on fire at an accident scene. According to information gathered by our correspondent, Akinpelu Sunday, a police sergeant, narrowly avoided dying, while the driver of the towing vehicle was hurt.
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7) Men of the Anambra State Fire Service were attacked and their vehicles were destroyed On their way to a fire scene at Uga Junction, by Atani Road, close to Onitsha, on Monday by an enraged mob. The windscreens and side windows of their truck were broken, and the firefighters were hurt.
8) Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State has stated that the threat of women and children begging on the state’s streets will be lessened by the provision of various job skills and more homes. In an interview with Newsmen on Monday, the governor made this statement.
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9) The Presidency yesterday criticized former President Olusegun Obasanjo for calling Nigerians’ experience during President Muhammadu Buhari’s seven years in office “horrible” and “hell on earth.” It labelled Obasanjo’s administration as corrupt and added that the former president was morally bankrupt.
10) On Monday, there were signs that Udom Emmanuel, the governor of Akwa Ibom State, had failed in his attempts to convince disgruntled Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors to accept peace. This came to light on Monday because the disgruntled governors were planning on attending Seyi Makinde’s campaign launch in Ibadan on Thursday.
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