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Top 10 stories From Nigerian Newspapers Today, January 10, 2023

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Here are the top 10 stories from Nigerian daily newspapers for today, January 10 2023, on Politics, business, entertainment and economy.

1. 2023 Polls May Be Postponed, Due To Insecurity INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that if the growing insecurity across Nigeria is not address, the upcoming general elections may be postponed. Read more.

2. Buhari in Adamawa, Campaigns for Tinubu, Binani

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign train in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, to solicit support for the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima in the February 25 election. Read more.

3. Kidnappers Of Edo Train Passengers Demand N20m Per Victim

There are indications that the gunmen who kidnapped over 30 passengers at a train station in Edo State on Saturday have made contact with some families of the victims, demanding N20 million for each. Read more.

4. Long Queues In Banks As cash Withdrawal Limit Implementation Begins

Over 20 Deposit Money Banks on Monday began the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s new cash withdrawal limit policy across the country with bank customers expressing anger over the new rule.

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The Governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, had on December 21, 2022, and revised the bank’s earlier cash withdrawal limits.

 5. Port Harcourt Refinery Begins Operation in Q1 2023

The 60,000 barrels per day Port Harcourt refinery is expected to begin operations in the first quarter of 2023.

Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, made this known on Monday.

He also disclosed that the federal government acquired 20 to 30 per cent equity stake in private refineries including: Duport refinery (30 per cent), Walter Smith (30 per cent), Azikel (20 per cent), as well as Dangote (20 per cent).

6. COVID-19: Nigeria Alerts Citizens About Safety Precaution As China, Others Record Outbreak

The Nigerian health authorities have alerted the citizens on the need to adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols to prevent spread of the virus as China and some other countries are currently battling another wave of the pandemic.

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7. Nigeria To End Fuel Import by 2024

The Nigerian government has indicated that it will end the importation of fuel by 2024.

8. Nigeria Records N170.2 trn Worth of Foreign Trade

According to report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), trade conducted between Nigeria and other countries reached N170.265 trillion from 2018 to 2022 (five years).

The report indicated that total exports within the period were N89.5 trillion while imports were N80.6 trillion. This made Nigeria record an N8.9 trillion surplus of the balance of trade during the period.

 9. 2 Killed As Yoruba Nation Agitators, Police Clash In Lagos

A clash between Yoruba Nation Agitators and police in Ojota, Lagos on Monday, led to the death of at least two persons.

10. INEC Disowns Purported Candidates Final List

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has distanced itself from a purported final list of candidates for the 2023 general elections, purpotedly released on Sunday.

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