Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines & Naija News Today, Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 can be accessed below.
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POLITICS AND NATIONAL NEWS
1. 100+ Happy New Month Messages For February Wishes
Eko Hot Blog reports that every first day of a new month, many expect good wishes from their friends, family members, and loved ones, hence, a need to compile one.
2. ‘It Could Affect Logistics’ — INEC Expresses Concern Over Fuel Scarcity Ahead Of Elections
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC said the current fuel scarcity in the country might affect logistic arrangements for the February 25 and March 11 general elections.
3. Organ Harvesting: Daughter Absent Ekweremadu, Wife Appears In London Court
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice appeared in a London court on Tuesday for trial over alleged organ harvesting, but his accused daughter was unable to attend as she is in hospital.
4. Tinubu Promises To Drastically End Unemployment In 4 Years
EKO HOT BLOG reports on the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s promise to tackle Nigeria’s high unemployment rate within his first four years as president should he be elected in next month’s election.
5. 2023 Election: Peter Obi, Kwankwaso Not Threats To My Ambition – Atiku
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday confirmed a discussion with two other presidential candidates ahead of the 2023 race.
6. 2023 Elections: ‘Disunity,’ The Biggest Obstacle To Igbo Presidency
With the ticking clock counting down to the February 2023 election, a storm brews over the question of whether the Igbo will finally claim the presidency or if they must endure another long wait until 2031. Meanwhile, the political arena echoes the thunderous clashes and heated debates of the country’s diverse ethnic groups, all clamouring to be the chosen one to occupy the highest office.
7. Visualising The Prospects Of Nigeria’s Education Sphere In A Tinubu Administration
The sad truth is, Nigeria’s educational standards have been in a downward spiral for too long. A chronic lack of political drive has left the sector lagging behind. The education sector has suffered due to a chronic deficiency of political determination from those in power to spark transformative change. The primary and secondary education system is a woeful tale of outdated lessons and crumbling classrooms, while tertiary institutions are plagued by an endless cycle of strikes.
8. ANALYSIS: Buhari’s Legacy Under Fire Amid Growing Dissatisfaction
The 2023 Nigerian Presidential Election is shaping up to be a scintillating brawl, with a horde of aspirants and political entities vying for the crown. Early signs suggest that this election could go down in history as one of the most tempestuous and closely scrutinized in the country, due to the grand prize, the daunting political and economic hurdles, and the heightened involvement of the citizens and civic organizations.
9. Another Deadly Accident In Lagos As Tanker Crushes Tricycles, Kills Two At Ikotun
Eko Hot Blog reports that a petrol-laden tanker, on Tuesday, rammed into three commercial tricycles in the Ikotun area of Lagos State.
10. Future Disaster Averted As Lagos Demolishes ‘Critically Distressed’ Structure
Eko Hot Blog reports that the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), on Tuesday, demolished a “critically distressed” four-floor structure located at Festac Extension Estate, off Eko Akete Road, Mile 2, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos.
11. LASUED Matriculate Pioneer Students, Admonishes Them to be Good Ambassadors
Eko Hot Blog reports that The Lagos State University of Education (LASUED), Oto/Ijanikin Lagos State with a Campus at Noforija, Epe, on Tuesday, held its maiden matriculation ceremony for Undergraduate Degree Pioneer Students at Senator Oluremi Tinubu hall, Oto/Ijanikin, the main campus.
12. “He Was An Epitome Of Humility” – Bunmi Shodeko Celebrates Late Father
Eko Hot Blog reports that Bunmi Shodeko has celebrated the life of her late Chief Jacob Oluranti Shodeko, also known as, Baba Igbore.
13. Family Of Late Chief Jacob Shodeko Announces Funeral Arrangements
Eko Hot Blog reports that late Chief Jacob Oluranti Shodeko, also known as, Baba Igbore, will be buried on February 10, 2023.
14. Ukraine On High Alert As Russia Plans ‘Major Escalation’ Of War
EKO HOT BLOG reports that President Volodymyr Zelensky’s top military aide has warned the most intense fighting is still to come in Ukraine.
15. NATO Chief Stoltenberg Calls For Stronger Ties With Japan
EKO HOT BLOG reports that NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the Western military alliance will continue to strengthen its partnership with Japan, adding that “our security is closely interconnected” as Russia’s war on Ukraine raises global dangers.
16. 3 Chronic Conditions That Slowly Deteriorate Bones
As we continue to become advance in age, our bones will likely become weaker. This is a natural phenomenon that may be unavoidable. However, some persons have weak bones from a young age. Medical experts believe that not eating a balanced diet, smoking, or going through weight loss surgery can cause weak bones.
17. What Regina Daniels Did Following Armed Robbery Incident
EKO HOT BLOG initially reported on the recent robbery incident in Asaba, Delta State that saw Nollywood actors Junior Pope and Georgina Ibeh as victims.
18. Alec Baldwin Has Been Formally Charged in ‘Rust’ Shooting
Actor and producer Alec Baldwin has been criminally charged in connection with the 2021 fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust,” the Santa Fe County, New Mexico, district attorney’s office told CNN Tuesday.
19. Joao Cancelo Clears Air on Pep Guardiola Rift Rumors After Bayern Munich Move
EKO HOT BLOG reports on Joao Cancelo, the new signing for Bayern Munich, finally putting to rest rumors about his reported rift with Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola.
20. Jorginho Will Protect Arsenal’s Defence—Paul Merson
EKO HOT BLOG reports on Sky Sports pundit, Paul Merson’s comments regarding Arsenal’s signing of former Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho for £12 Million
21. DONE DEAL: Chelsea Sign Enzo Fernandez From Benfica For Record Fee
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Chelsea have signed Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for a British-record transfer fee.
22. DONE DEAL: Man Utd Complete Marcel Sabitzer Loan Transfer
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Marcel Sabitzer on loan from Bayern Munich until June 2023.
23. Week 30 Pool Result For Sat 28 Jan 2023 – UK 2022/2023 – Pool Agent
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the week 30 pool fixtures are for forty-nine (49) football matches for UK football 2022/2023 from the pool agent.
Top 10 Newspaper Headlines Wednesday, February 1st 2023
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Major Newspapers in Nigeria
1. FG records $1bn investment in automotive sector
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, said that the Federal Government has recorded more than one billion dollars’ worth of investments in the automotive industry.
Adebayo said this when he featured at the 20th edition of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s administration scorecard series organsied by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture on Tuesday in Abuja.
“Over one billion dollars in investment has been recorded in the automotive sector and we are ready to move on to the next phase for the automotive industry,” the minister said.
While disclosing that the review of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan was nearly completed, he said that the plan was going through validation process
2. Senate gives Pantami’s ministry ultimatum over N13.9bn fund
The Senate, on Tuesday, gave the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy a 48-hour ultimatum to account for the N13.9 billion it collected from service-wide votes from 2017 to 2021.
The ultimatum given by the Senate committee on Public Accounts to the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, William Alo, followed his failure to tender documentary evidence on how the N13.9 billion was expended by the ministry during the period under review.
Trouble came the way of the ministry when the chairman of the committee, Mathew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South), and other members quizzed the communication ministry’s permanent secretary on details of expenditure made from the collected service-wide votes.
The permanent secretary, along with the director of finance and administration from the ministry, incurred the wrath of the panel for begging for more time for the documentary evidence.
3. Maternal mortality ‘unacceptably high’ in Nigeria – Experts
Family planning experts have said that maternal mortality remains “unacceptably high” despite the safe motherhood strategies in Nigeria.
The experts, however, said there was a need to increase the uptake of family planning services in the country to reduce maternal deaths.
According to them, Nigeria’s modern contraceptive prevalence rate, which is at 12 per cent, requires concerted efforts to be increased to 27 per cent in line with the Nigeria Family Planning 2030 agenda.
The experts who spoke on Tuesday at the Launch of Community-Oriented DMPA-SC/Self Injection Acceleration in Nigeria and Self-Care Accelerator Projects and Dissemination of the Resilient Accelerated Scale-up of DMPA-SC Self-Injection in Nigeria, said increased uptake in family planning services would help to achieve a low death rate and ensure a quality of life.
4. Buhari appoints Segun Awolowo Secretary, AfCFTA National Action Committee
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Olusegun Awolowo as Secretary, National Action Committee on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for a tenure of four years.
Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, who confirmed this in a statement kn Tuesday in Abuja, said the appointment took effect from Dec. 19, 2022.
According to Adesina, as secretary, Awolowo is expected to provide direction to the national action committee on the AfCFTA for effective coordination of relevant stakeholders toward the attainment of Nigeria’s strategic national interest.
Awolowo, a Law graduate from Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago Iwoye, has served as Special Assistant to former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
5. Tinubu supporters defy closure of stadium by security agents, as Sen Sabi leads rally in Borgu Kingdom
CRISIS rocking the Niger State Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC deepened yesterday as Security Operatives blocked the New Bussa Township Stadium, Borgu local government area of the state, venue for a grand lockdown rally for the APC Presidential and governorship candidates including their running mates slated to hold at New- Bussa Township Stadium.
The Police, Soldiers, men of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Civil Defence Corps and the local Vigilante were yesterday deployed to the New Bussa Stadium venue of the planned rally as early 7 am in the morning for an event slated to hold from 11 am to 2 pm.
The Army came in two loaded pick- up Van’s while the Policemen were dispatched from the State Headquarters to join their colleagues in New Bussa to ensure that no one was allowed into the already arranged venue with chairs and tables.
Journalists, invited guests and Supporters who came for the rally were turned back by the police operatives citing order from above.
6. DPO, 2 Policemen, five women, children killed in fresh herders attacks on Benue communities
The Divisional Police Officers, DPO, in charge of Gwer West Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State, Mr Mamud Abubakar, two police personnel, two children and three women have been reportedly killed in separate attacks on Benue communities by suspected armed herdsmen.
It was gathered from a source in Naka, the Gwer West Headquarters, who spoke on condition of anonymity that the murdered DPO and the two other police personnel were ambushed and killed Tuesday afternoon on Makurdi-Naka road shortly after alerting the military personnel on a checkpoint on the road of the presence of a large number of armed herdsmen on the axis and their intension to attack the communities in Gwer West.
According to the source, “after alerting the military personnel of the presence of a large number of armed herdsmen on that stretch of road, the military personnel were mobilising to move into the area while the DPO who was accompanied by two other policemen moved ahead slowly.
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7. Ex-PDP chair Haliru Mohammed suffers paralysis
A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bello Halilu Mohammed has suffered paralysis and can no longer walk, his lawyer, Duncan David Oluohu has said.
Oluohu made the disclosure on Tuesday at the resumption of hearing in the alleged N300m fraud case brought against him, his late son, Bello Abba Mohammed and a firm, Bam Projects and Property Ltd by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC had in January 2016 arraigned the three for allegedly receiving N300million from the Office of the National Security Adviser former (ONSA), under retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, for PDP’s 2015 campaigns.
At the mention of the case on Tuesday, Akeem Bakare, who announced appearance for the second defendant (Bam Projects and Property Ltd) told the court that, although the case was scheduled for continuation of trial, the first defendant has died.
8. Rivers voters will punish PDP national leadership- Wike
Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has said that voters in Rivers will punish the national leadership in the forthcoming Presidential election for abandoning the State during the 2022 floods.
Wike spoke on Tuesday at the Community Secondary School in Akinima Town during the Rivers State PDP Campaign inauguration at Ahoada West Local Government Area.
The Governor explained that the flood devastated some communities of Abua/ Odual, Ahoada West and Ahoada East Local Government Areas submerging houses, displacing people and disrupting their socioeconomic lives.
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