Top Nigerian newspaper headlines and breaking news in Nigeria today, Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Emir Of Dutse, Buhu Muhammad Sunusi Dies
The Emir of Dutse in Jigawa State, Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi, has died.
The revered monarch died on Tuesday at a private hospital in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
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2023: Peter Obi, Kwankaanso Will Support Me – Atiku
The presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has revealed talks of a possible pact with two of his opponents in the forthcoming poll.
According to the former vice president, he is in talks with the presidential candidates of the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP) Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, for possible support.
Partner With Local Refiners, Tackle Oil Theft in Deep Sea – Group Tells FG
The Niger Delta Peoples Congress in America, has advised the Federal Government to partner with local oil refiners in the Niger Delta towards the attainment of effective results.
The group urged the government to encourage the local refiners by way of investment and implementation of safer methods, rather than launching a manhunt on them.
Tambuwal’s Aide Dies After Campaigning For Atiku
A Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on female Education, Hajiya Aishat Maina, is dead.
Maina died minutes after attending the Presidential rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday in Sokoto.
Fuel Scarcity Threatening Movement Of Materials, Personnel – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that the scarcity of the Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, may affect the movement of election materials and election personnel.
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known in a meeting with the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Abuja on Tuesday.
Banks Will Accept Old Naira Notes After Deadline – CBN
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has said that banks will continue to accept the old naira notes even after the stipulated deadline.
The CBN governor made the disclosure during an interactive session with the house of representatives ad hoc committee on the currency redesign and Naira swap policy on Tuesday, January 31.
Organ Harvesting: Sonia Ekweremadu Missing as Father, and Mother Appear in Court
Nigeria’s former deputy senate president and his wife appeared in a London court on Tuesday ahead of their trial for organ harvesting, but his accused daughter was unable to attend as she is in hospital.
Ike Ekweremadu, 60, appeared at the Old Bailey court wearing a grey tracksuit top, speaking only to say “Yes, miss” when asked to confirm his name.
He is accused along with his wife Beatrice, daughter Sonia and a doctor of bringing a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to have his kidney removed.
Labour Party Campaign Director Dumps Peter Obi For Atiku, PDP
Alhassan Bawu, the Bauchi State campaign director of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bawu’s defection was followed by other officials of the party in the North-East.
The former CD stated this during a news conference in Bauchi on Tuesday.
2023: Ondo Bans Distribution Of Educational Campaign Materials In Schools
The Ondo State Government has placed a ban on the distribution of educational materials in public schools by individuals and Non-Governmental Organisations, especially for political motives across the state.
The government said the order came following a recent incident in one of the primary schools in the state where somebody distributed free exercise books to pupils allegedly with ulterior motives.
2023: Varsities Should Allow Students To Vote –Peter Obi
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has asked that students in all universities should be allowed to vote in the forthcoming election.
He started this on Tuesday during a meeting with observers from the European Union, Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM).
According to him, there were over three million Nigerian students who are eligible to vote in the forthcoming presidential election.
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