Here we present to you the top 10 stories from across Nigerian newspapers today, Tuesday, 31st January 2023, on business and economy, politics and entertainment.
1. Buhari In Kano Charges Elites To Encourage Youths To Embrace Education
President Buhari on Monday in Kano urged elites in the State to encourage and inspire young people to embrace education, as they are future leaders.
The President spoke at a State Banquet in Kano to conclude his one-day official visit to the State after commissioning eight development projects executed by the Federal and State governments and the private sector. Read more
2. Atiku Will Grant Kanu Unconditional Release If Elected, Says PDP PCC
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will grant unconditional release to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, if elected president in the February 25 election, says Director General of the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in Anambra State, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo. Read more
3. Former Petroleum Minister Moves To Recover Seized Assets
Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has filed an action at the Federal High Court Abuja, in an attempt to recover her sized properties.
She prayed the Court to vacate an order granted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for final forfeiture of her seized assets.
4. UBA Appoints Abiola Bawuah As First Female CEO
The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa Plc has appointed Mrs Abiola Bawuah as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the UBA, Africa Operations. Read more.
5. DSS Arrests Syndicate Hawking New Naira
As scarcity of the new naira notes continues to bite, the Department of State Services (DSS), has arrested some members of an organised syndicate selling the new notes in parts of the country.
The agency in a statement on Monday said that some commercial bank officials were aiding and abetting the act.
6. Falana Charges Osun Voters To Sue INEC For ‘Wasting Votes’
Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has urged voters in Osun State to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for wasting their votes.
Falana made the comment while reacting to Last Friday’s judgement of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal which held that the APC governorship candidate, Adegboyega Oyetola, won the July 16 election.
7. Nigerian Govt Backs US Visa Restriction On Politicians Undermining Democracy
The Nigerian government has hailed the decision of the United States to place visa restrictions on politicians undermining Nigeria’s democracy through election rigging, thuggery and violence.
The minister of Information and Communication, Lai Mohammed, described the decision as “right and justified.”
8. Fuel Scarcity: PENGASSAN Plans Clampdown On Marketers’ Hiking Price
As fuel scarcity continues to linger across the country, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has called on the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) to immediately mobilise all its staff in various locations across the country to monitor the distribution and strict compliance with the approved pump price of petrol and to revoke the licences of defaulting marketers to serve as a deterrent.
9. Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Buhari’s Sack
Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit by a former presidential candidate of Hope Democratic Party (HDP), Ambrose Owuru, against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
10. How I Rescued Atiku From Obasanjo – Tinubu
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday said he “rescued” former Vice-President and PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, from his erstwhile principal, former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Tinubu stated this during the APC presidential campaign rally held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.