Here we present to you the top 10 stories from across Nigerian daily Newspapers for today, January 4 2023.
1. Buhari Signs 2023 N21.83 trillion
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 3, signed into law, 2023 budget of N21.83 trillion.
Buhari had submitted a budget proposal of N20.51 trillion but the national assembly increased by N1.32 trillion. Read more.
2. I had no altercation with Obasanjo on Second Niger Bridge, Obi Of Onitsha Replies Presidency
Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, has countered the presidency on the comment that he participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for Second Niger Bridge during former President Olusegun Obasanjo Regime.
Achebe in a statement said he was not involved and couldn’t have had any altercation with Obasanjo. Read more.
3. Ortom, Clark Endorse Peter Obi For 2023 Presidency
Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, and leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) Edwin Clark, have queued behind those endorsing Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi for the February 25 election. Read more.
4. G-5 Set to Declare Stance on Presidential Candidates
Five governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) known as G5 group are about to make a final decision on the presidential candidate to support in the 2023 general election. Read more.
5. National Assembly Gives Condition for reconsidering FG Borrowing
Nigerian lawmakers have given President Muhammadu Buhari-led executive arm of the government conditions to meet for them to reconsider the proposed borrowing of loan.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said certain conditions must be met for the National Assembly to reconsider the government’s ways and means advances from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Read more.
6. Pension Fund Assets Expected to Rise more in 2023
Pension fund managers are optimistic that pension fund assets in Nigeria will Increase in 2023. Read more.
7. We’ll Use Tech to Fight Insecurity in Southeast – Uzodinma
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of advanced surveillance technology to address insecurity and crime in South region. states.
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma disclosed this on Tuesday after a closed-door meeting with the Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
8. 2023: I didn’t Mock Atiku, Only Concerned About Fate of PDP – Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has clarified that the intent of his public comment on the endorsement of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, stems from concern for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike said what he meant was that since Obasanjo had served as President on the platform of the PDP with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as his vice president for eight years, it was expected that the former president should have been in a better position to solicit support from Nigerians on Atiku’s behalf.
He however observed that if such was not done by way of endorsement, then something was fundamentally wrong that should elicit concern by members of PDP.
9. Local Aviation Activities to save Economy $76m Capital Flight Yearly
Expert has said that aviation can save at least $76 million in capital flight a year if given requisite regulatory and policy support to maximise the capacity of homegrown Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities.
10. NFIU to Issue Withdrawal Guidelines for Govt Accounts
Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit is set to announce new guidelines on cash withdrawals from all government accounts on Thursday, January 5, 2023.
The agency has been making efforts to put all necessary measures in place to stop cash withdrawals from federal, state, and local government areas’ bank accounts.
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