Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines & Naija News Today, Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 can be accessed below.
Below are the Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers today:
POLITICS AND NATIONAL NEWS
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Federal Government has stated that all travellers arriving in Nigeria must now provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the point of entry.
Eko Hot Blog reports that the visit saw him inaugurate at least two major projects.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the residents in Sokoto State have reportedly refused to collect old naira notes from customers despite the January 31st deadline
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Presidential Campaign Council PCC of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC on Monday made a U-turn on its decision to not respond to the resignation of one of its directors, Hajia Naja’atu Mohammed, saying she was sacked for incompetence and being a mole in its cold.
Like a ravenous beast consuming everything in its path, Nigeria’s government continues to gobble up debt, with the Debt Management Office forecasting a possible N77 trillion debt by mid-2023. This is unsurprising to many citizens who are well aware of their government’s insatiable appetite for borrowing.
6. The Clock Ticks On, Exceeding Two-year Mark Since #EndSARS, Yet The Plague Of Police Brutality In Nigeria Remains Unabated
The #EndSARS movement, as it quickly came to be known in October 2020, garnered global attention and support as the world watched in horror at the reports of police brutality in Nigeria. Despite the promise of reform, the issue has continued to haunt the country like a ghost from the past.
Like a chorus of discontent, Governor Nyesom Wike and the other G-5 Governors – Seyi Makinde, Okezie Ikpeazu, Samuel Ortom, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi – have all united in their fervent rejection of Atiku’s presidential aspirations. It is beyond dispute that these leaders of the People’s Democratic Party have made their opposition to Atiku’s bid known with great conviction.
Christmas celebration is a commemoration of the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God. Each year on December 25th, billions of people around the globe come together to honor this sacred event through religious and cultural celebrations.
Eko Hot Blog reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commended Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the state government’s contribution to the agricultural sector, especially in rice production.
Eko Hot Blog reports that Lagos State First Lady, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has joined the advocacy for environmental sustainability with a call on residents of the state to embrace the “Sanwo Switch to Gas” project initiated by Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) for a safer and healthier Lagos environment.
Eko Hot Blog reports that Alara of Ilara kingdom, Oba Olufolarin Olukayode Ogunsanwo has mourned the demise of his father, Thompson Olawale Ogunsanwo, who transited to the great beyond at the age of 86.
Eko Hot Blog reports that Investigators looking through the home of the 72-year-old gunman who carried out a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, on Saturday night found a .308 caliber rifle, hundreds of rounds of loose ammo and items that led them to believe he was building homemade firearm suppressors, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said Monday.
Eko Hot Blog reports that an Arkansas man who was photographed during the Jan. 6 riot with his feet on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was found guilty on all counts Monday after brief jury deliberations.
Eko Hot Blog reports that a suspected gunman was arrested Monday after seven people were fatally shot at two nurseries near a small city south of San Francisco, authorities said.
Eko Hot Blog reports that new research conducted by a professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School found that the artificial intelligence-driven chatbot GPT-3 was able to pass the final exam for the school’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
Are dogs clairvoyant? People in the market square believe so. Mouths ajar, traders watched as over half a dozen village dogs barked and wagged their tails menacingly against the three notorious town criers, raising dust and eyebrows.
Onions are one of the most well-known spicy vegetables, and they are usually served with other vegetables. It’s almost impossible to make a well-dressed dish these days without onions.
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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Major Newspapers in Nigeria
1. INEC collaborating with ICPC, EFCC on vote-buying — Commission
The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it is collaborating with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Matters Commission and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to check vote-buying during the general elections.
INEC described vote-buying was as a cankerworm that had eaten deep into the fabric of the nation, noting that it is also sensitising youths in various communities across the country to monitor and report anyone involved in the act during the elections.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Johnson Sinikiem, stated this in Port Harcourt on Monday, during the opening ceremony of the 2023 Week of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists.
The week is themed “Media Vigilance Ahead of Peaceful 2023 Election in Rivers State.”
2. Climate change: NiMet to partner Niger Republic, Gambia
The Federal Government is set to partner with Niger Republic and Gambia on issues bothering climate change.
The Managing Director, Nigerian Meteorological Prof. Mansur Matazu disclosed this on Monday when officials from the National Meteorological Services of Niger Republic paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
Matazu said that the agency would also be sharing its experience with both countries on Seasonal Planet Prediction which Nigeria has been implementing in the last 15 years.
He further noted that they would be exploring various areas of interest, adding that there was a critical area for Niger Republic which is the Seasonal Planet Prediction.
3. 25,000 persons missing in North-East —Stakeholders
No fewer than 25,000 persons are said to be missing according to stakeholders as they meet to ensure their families are not forgotten.
According to a statement made available on Monday to our correspondent by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the conflict in North-East resulted in the missing persons
The statement was signed by Aliyu Dawobe and Pat Griffiths, issued ahead of its Tuesday meeting with stakeholders co-hosted by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well as the National Human Rights Commission.
The stakeholders said the “essence of the meeting would be to seek solutions for those missing and their families,” the Deputy Protection Coordinator ICRC Kouame Adjoumani, was quoted to have said.
4. Utomi urges INEC to look into alleged PVCs withholding in Lagos
Political Economist, Prof. Pat Utomi on Monday, urged INEC to investigate allegations of withholding/non-issuance of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to the electorate in Lagos State.
Utomi, the Convener and Chairman of the Big Tent Coalition for Obi-Datti presidency, urged the commission to look into allegations of deliberate plan to defranchise people by making collecting the PVC difficult for some group of people in the state.
He made the call at the inauguration of the Lagos state chapter of the Big Tent coalition for Obi-Datti.
“NEC must consider this alleged abuse as a violation of the electoral Act and act in an accountable manner on the matter and tackle it headlong.”
5. Two professors jostle for LASU deputy VC post
Two professors are currently jostling for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo.
The two candidates are Professor Olufunsho Abayomi Omobitan of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Professor Raheem Akewusola the Faculty of Management Sciences.
They will on Monday, January 30th, this year, slug it out in an election by the university’s Senate.
6. Tinubu will fulfil all his electoral promises if elected — Akeredolu
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has assured Nigerians that the All Progressive Congress Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will fulfil all his electoral promises.
Akeredolu, while speaking at a campaign rally held at Methodist Primary School, Okitipupa, area of Ondo state, said that ” our party parades the best candidates, from Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima and other candidates across this state.
He noted that Tinubu ” has track records and experience to lead the country.
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7. Buhari commissions $1.5bn Lekki Deep Sea Port
President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the much-awaited $1.5B Lekki Deep Sea Port project in Lagos.
He arrived at the facility at exactly 4.27 pm in the company of Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The project, according to Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperative Dr Lola Akande, was initiated by the presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to boost the economy of the state and the country in general.
8. Int’l travellers must provide vaccination evidence, says FG
The Federal Government has announced international travellers coming into the country will be required to show evidence of vaccination.
It stated that this new directive is in light of the recently reported upsurge in COVID-19 cases in China, Japan, the United States of America (USA) and other countries.
However, unvaccinated passengers will be required to get vaccinated at the airport.
On December 12, 2022, the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 relaxed safety measures.
9. Kwara: Police neutralize three suspected kidnappers, arrest nine others
The Kwara State Police Command, on Sunday neutralized three suspected kidnappers and arrested nine others in a major crackdown on kidnapping activities and harvest of kidnap suspects.
The neutralized persons were identified as Bala Idris, Hasan Idris, and Baso Idris, while three locally made guns and ten cartridges were recovered after an exchange of gunfire with the police, Vigilantes and local hunters.
Two other suspects belonging to the neutralized persons gang, Lagi Bala and Iliasu Idris, were however arrested.
At a press briefing in Ilorin on Monday, state Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, disclosed that
“On the 22/1/2023 at about 0900HRS an intelligence available to the Divisional Police Officer, Bode Sadu to the effect that suspected kidnappers were in the bush along Balogun area, Bode Saadu in preparation to strike.
10. EPL: Chelsea to buy two Everton players after Lampard’s sack
Chelsea are looking to capitalize on the chaos at Everton with a new approach for Anthony Gordon and Amadou Onana, the UK Telegraph reports.
The Blues were keen on signing Gordon last summer, but a move didn’t materialize and the winger ended up staying at Goodison Park.
Chelsea have already been busy in the transfer market, but want to pounce on the uncertainty their Premier League rivals are facing.
The disarray at Everton has seen Frank Lampard lose his job.
Lampard was sacked on Monday following a poor run of results.
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