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 Commission has directed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State to conduct fresh primaries within 14 days to replace the late governorship candidate, Prof. Uche Ikonne. Read more.
3. Buhari Welcomes $538.05m Agro-industrial processing Zones From AfDB
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, applauded the provision of $538.05 million by the African Development Bank(AfDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for the first phase of the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) for Nigeria programme. Read more.
4. Senate Confirms Ex-IGP, Arase, As PSC Chairman
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of a former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase (retd.), as the new Chairman of the Police Service Commission.
5. New Naira: Nigerians Lament As Banks Leave ATMs Empty Of Cash
Five days to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deadline for phasing out the old Naira notes, many Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in banks have been left empty of cash, leaving Nigerian commuters stranded.
6. Senate Refuses To Pass Buhari’s ₦22.7trn Ways And Means Restructuring Request
Nigerian Senate on Wednesday jettisoned the planned final consideration and passage of the N22.7 trillion Ways and Means restructuring request forwarded to it and the House of Representatives by President Muhammadu Buhari last December for expeditious consideration.
7. Drone Bomb Explosion Kills Scores Of People In Nasarawa
Over 40 person’s were reportedly killed in the Rukubi community of Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
8. BIVAS Will Retire Fraudulent Politicians In Future Elections – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) will retire all fraudulent politicians in future elections in Nigeria.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC), Osun State, Dr Mutiu Agboke, disclosed this on Wednesday in Osogbo, the state capital at the forum for strategic dialogue between Christian and Muslim religious leaders with the Electoral Commission.
9. US Announces Visa Restrictions On Individuals Undermining Democracy In Nigeria
The United States said it has imposed Visa Ban on some Nigerian politicians found to be involved in violence and rigging of elections which threaten the existence of democracy.
US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, who disclosed this on Wednesday, however, did not mention their names.
10. Strikes, Riots In Airports No Longer Allowed, Nigerian Govt Warns
The Nigerian government has disclosed that it will no longer allow industrial actions such as strikes by aviation workers around airports, because not only does aviation offers essential services but the act is prohibited by law.