Top 10 Stories From Nigerian Newspapers Today, 26th January 2023

Here we present to you the top 10 stories from across Nigerian newspapers today, Thursday, 26th January 2023, on business and economy, politics and entertainment. 1. 2023: Tinubu Alleges Plan To Use Naira Redesign, Fuel Scarcity To Sabotage Polls Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has accused the Muhammadu Buhari government of deliberately using the naira redesign policy introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the raging fuel Scarcity to scuttle his chances in the upcoming election. Read more. 2. To Conduct Fresh Primaries In Abia To Replace Ikonne The Independent National Electoral

BBNaija’s Ka3na Welcomes Second Child In The UK


Big Brother Nigeria 2020 housemate Kate Jones, better known as Ka3na, has welcomed the arrival of her second child. The reality star took to her Instagram page on Sunday, January 29, to announce that she has given birth to a new child. In her words, “Hey Everyone! Here to let you know Ka3na has given birth to a bouncing new baby. Thanks for all your lovely messages.” The reality star also announced that the baby, who was born in the United Kingdom, will be unveiled on today (Monday), at 9 a.m. This announcement is coming days after she revealed that

Rema Breaks Afrobeats Record On Youtube


Nigerian superstar Rema has set a new record on YouTube with his 2022 hit single, ‘Calm Down’. ‘Calm Down’ has made history by becoming the most-viewed Afrobeats music video on YouTube. The single was released on February 11, 2022, as one of the lead singles off Rema’s debut album ‘Raves & Roses’. Since its release, the single has enjoyed massive international success which further soared with the Selena Gomez-assisted remix. ‘Calm Down’ is the fastest Afrobeats single to reach 100 million views as it crossed this mark in less than 3 months. The song also enjoyed international acclaim following the

INEC Probes ₦1,000 PVC Collection Fee In Enugu


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is investigating an alleged extortion of registered voters in Enugu by its staff in the ongoing collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). In a video that has now gone viral, an unidentified official of INEC was seen demanding money before issuing the Permanent Voter Cards to owners. In the video sighted by Prime Business Africa, the incident was said to have occurred at Emene Primary School in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. A light-complexioned woman, who was said to be an INEC official, speaking partly in Igbo language, told

Femi Gbajabiamila Threatens CBN’s Emefiele With Arrest For Disrespecting Him, Others

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has threatened to arrest the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, for disrespecting the lawmakers. Nigeria’s lower chamber had summoned Emefiele and top directors of the central bank to explain the inability of the financial regulator to adequately circulate the redesigned naira.  However, Gbajabiamila said the Emefiele and other officials of the apex bank didn’t respond to the summons. He said their decision not to appear before the lower house is a blatant disregard for Nigerians and an insult to the authority. The lawmaker said Emefiele’s no-show

Get Ready For Digital Revolution – Latest Trends To Look Out For In 2023


2023 promises to be an exciting year for digital innovation, with a plethora of new digital trends that are sure to revolutionize the way we interact with technology. As technology continues to advance, it is becoming increasingly important for businesses and individuals alike to keep up with the latest trends in order to stay competitive. From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, here’s a sneak peek at some of the most innovative digital trends to expect in 2023. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Two areas that will be particularly advanced are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 5G. AI and Machine Learning (ML)

How Social Media Distort Children’s Sense Of Self-Image 


The Internet, having undergone numerous evolutions in the past four decades, has evolved from a mere platform for simple click-and-drag games to a vast, interconnected network of individuals, communities and information. It has become a primary means of self-expression, brand promotion and sharing one’s passions with the world, encompassing a wide range of sections including entertainment, education, trends and lifestyles, among others. While this ease of access has enabled parents to use the Internet to keep their children engaged and teach them vital skills, it has also presented a host of challenges, particularly in relation to the impact of social

Utomi Urges INEC To Extend Deadline For Collection Of PVCs


Chairman of the Big Tent Coalition of political parties and CSOs for the Obi-Datti campaign organisation, Prof. Pat Utomi, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to extend the dateline for registered voters to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs). Utomi made the call on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Big Tent’s grassroots engagement for the Obi-Datti movement in Lagos The group had another round of the Clean-Up Nigeria Project in Lagos to promote a culture of cleanliness of mind, body and environment. The Professor of Political Economy stated that there is no “justification of ending the PVC

Prolonged Fasting Can Cause Kidney Failure – NAFDAC Warns


Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has advised Nigerians against subjecting themselves to long-hour fasting, as it portends danger to their kidneys. Prof Adeyeye, who attributed the high rate of kidney problems in Nigeria to prolonged fasting by some religious adherents, cautioned that those subjecting themselves to prolonged fasting on religious bases must moderate the act. She gave the warning on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing  newsmen on the breakthrough by the agency in tracking a huge consignment of tramadol and other pharmaceuticals to the Republic of Benin. On the

Ikonne: Abia PDP Zones Guber Seat To Isiala Ngwa North


Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned its gubernatorial seat for the 2023 general elections to Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of the state According to a statement signed by Hon. Abraham Amah, Abia PDP Vice Chairman/Acting State Publicity Secretary, the decision was taken after a meeting of the Abia PDP State Caucus on Sunday, 29th January, 2023. READ ALSO: How To Check And Confirm Your PVC Online This is part of the move to replace the governorship candidate in Abia State, Prof. Eleazar Uche Ikonne, who died on 25th January 2023. The Independent National Electoral

Official Market Traders Increase Dollar Rate, As Supply Falls


The cost of buying the United States dollar (USD) increased on Wednesday in the official market, indicating demand remains higher than supply. In the investors and exporters window of the official market, the cost of the dollar increased by N0.67kobo, reflecting the naira depreciated by 0.14 per cent. According to the FMDQ Exchange monitoring the trade of foreign exchange (forex), it was disclosed that the dollar rate went up N461.67/$1 on January 4, 2023. A day before, the exchange rate between the naira and the United States currency closed at N461. But with scarcity still lingering, the naira lost its

Netherlands Beat Nigeria’s Super Falconets Out Of FIFA U-20 World Cup 


Nigeria's Super Falconets in the early hours of Monday morning lost 2-0 to the Netherlands in the second quarterfinals of Sunday night to crash out of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica reports Prime Business Africa

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